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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Ben Brooks ,  Quinton Winter

$35.00
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Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... all dared to be different.

'This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different.' Benjamin Zephaniah Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity.

But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress?

There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It is the must-have book for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.
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Drought

Drought

Jackie French ,  Bruce Whatley

$24.99
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I remember when rain stopped,
When day by day the water dropped,
All across a sun-bleached land,
Drought spread its withered, deadly hand.

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.
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WeirDo #10: Messy Weird!

WeirDo #10: Messy Weird!

Anh Do ,  Jules Faber

$14.99
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The Do family has a messy new house to clean up! Weir, Bella and Henry decide to do some extra work to earn pocket money. But can they handle wild lawns, dirty dishes and a vacuum cleaner explosion?

It won't be easy... but it will be FUNNY!
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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky ,  Andrew Joyner

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This is a story about a boy called Pender and a kangaroo called Brindabella, about how they became friends, and all the things that happened to them because of it.

Pender and his father live in an old house made of honey-coloured stone in the bush by the river, with only the company of his father's paintings and the loyal dog, Billy-Bob. Then, on one winter morning, a gunshot amongst the trees changes everything.

When Pender rescues Brindabella from the pouch of her murdered mother, an unusual friendship blossoms between the lonely boy and the orphaned joey. But Brindabella is no ordinary kangaroo. And though Pender has saved her life, the untameable wildness of the bush - and freedom - call to her...

Lyrical and unforgettable, Brindabella explores the brutal beauty of the Australian bush.
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The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

Clive Gifford ,  Marc-Etienne Peintre

$19.99
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Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretative double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging, bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.
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A-Z of Australian Animals

A-Z of Australian Animals

Jennifer Cossins

$26.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Did you know Numbats have more teeth than any other land mammal? Or that Imperial Jezebel caterpillars eat their eggshells after hatching? Or that male Variegated Fairy-wrens use yellow petals to attract females? This attractive book by an award-winning illustrator/writer/artist goes through the alphabet from Azure Kingfisher to Zebra Finch by way of other interesting birds and animals. Not just Koalas, Quokkas, Red Kangaroos and Wombats as you might expect, but also creatures like Jabiru, Orange-bellied Parrot, Unadorned Rock-Wallaby and (my favourite!) Xanthotis Macleayanus (Macleays Honeyeater). Scientific names, facts and a concise summary of the animal and its habits are on one page, on the other, enchanting illustrations. A beautiful and informative book. Lindy Jones

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A beautifully illustrated hardback anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins.

From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture book for boys and girls with a love of animals and a thirst for all things encyclopaedic. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students with a keen interest in the world around us.

On this expedition through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the Australia's rare and enchanting animals, from the gorgeous azure kingfisher and the sleepy koala, to the shy numbat and the friendly zebra finch.

Come on an illustrated journey through Australia's unique wildlife with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins.
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Dingo

Dingo

Claire Saxby ,  Tannya Harricks

$24.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Part of the Nature Storybook series (previous titles include Koala, Emu, Big Red and others) where there is a story to follow about the featured animal (in one font) and on the same page, pertinent facts, or accessible explanations about the animal's behaviour (in a different font). Gorgeously illustrated by Tannya Harricks in a free flowing and energetic style that perfectly captures the posture of the dogs and the alpine landscape around them. An excellent addition to the series! Lindy Jones

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Can you see her? There   deep in the stretching shadows   a dingo. Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting. This lyrical non-fiction picture book is written by award-winning author Claire Saxby and stunningly illustrated by fine artist Tannya Harricks.
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The Book of Answers (#2 Ateban Cipher)

The Book of Answers (#2 Ateban Cipher)

A. L Tait

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An orphan in exile. A band of rebel girls. And a prince whose throne has been stolen. Come on a journey full of danger, intrigue, adventure and incredible secrets.

'The Ateban Cipher,' Lucien continued, 'is also known as the Book of Answers.' 'Answers to what?' Eddie asked. Lucien sighed. 'Everything.

In the second gripping Ateban Cipher novel, Gabe and his companions journey to a remote mountain citadel where they learn the secret of the mysterious, encrypted book that Gabe has been tasked with protecting. But their enemies are close behind them, and new dangers lie ahead.

As Eddie seeks to regain his crown, and Merry and Gwyn race to free their father, Gabe will discover the answer to his own great mystery - his true identity.
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An Alphabet of Stories

An Alphabet of Stories

Oliver Jeffers

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The alphabet is gloriously brought to life by international best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. This beautiful paperback edition is based on Once Upon an Alphabet which won the CBI Book of the Year Award.

From an astronaut afraid of heights, to dynamic detectives the Owl and the Octopus, by way of some rusting robots, you will find within this book a short story inspired by every letter of the alphabet.

By turns funny, sad, mischievous and surprising, these entertaining mini-tales are accompanied by Jeffers' witty and inviting illustrations.
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Quantum Computing For Babies

Quantum Computing For Babies

Chris Ferrie ,  William Hurley

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Age range 0 to 3 Quantum Computing for Babies by Chris Ferrie is a colorfully simple introduction to the innovative world of technology. Baby will find out how superposition and entanglement might be the future of computers! Co-written by William Hurley (aka whurley), an entrepreneur and the leading voice in the quantum computing movement. It is never too early to become a quantum physicist!
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Neverland

Neverland

Margot McGovern

$19.99
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After doing herself near-fatal harm, Kit has returned to her island home. But it's a place she hardly recognises- the witch and the mermaids are hiding and the pirates have sailed to more bountiful shores. In their place is Neverland and its inhabitants - damaged teens too sick to be in regular school, watched over by her psychiatrist uncle. And now Kit is one of them.

Kit has a choice. She can use illicit night-time adventures with friends and mysterious new boy Rohan to avoid the truth. Or she can separate harsh reality from childhood fantasy and remember the night of her parents' deaths.

What really prompted her family's departure from the island? Did a monster drive them away? Is the monster still there?
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Stack the Cats

Stack the Cats

Susie Ghahremani

$12.99
Stack the Cats is a charming book about counting and organizing cats in various formations. But when the cats decide to go their own way-as cats often will-it's time to count down until there's only one proud cat and bird left. Counting forward and backward, understanding when there is more or less of something, and grouping and recognizing items are key early math skills for toddlers, making these books as developmentally sound as they are visually engaging.
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I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way

Gayle Forman

$19.99
Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City after a family tragedy leaves him isolated on the outskirts of Washington state. After the three of them collide in Central Park, they slowly reveal the parts of their past that they haven't been able to confront, and together, they find their way back to who they're supposed to be.

Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, this is a story about the power of friendship and being true to who you are.
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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave ,  Coral Tulloch

$24.95
Age range 6 to 9 years The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Australia's most threatened species. When their existence came under extreme threat from habitat loss, predators and human development, Eastern Barred Bandicoots found refuge in the most unlikely of places - a rubbish tip. This captivating true story details the plight these small, nocturnal marsupials faced, and the outstanding efforts that ensured their survival. Written by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch, Bouncing Back shows that even on the brink of extinction, there is hope for the protection of our most vulnerable species.

Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch's first book, Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, won a Whitley Award for Children's Natural History Book and was an Honour Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book Awards (Eve Pownall Information Book category).
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The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit

The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit

Potter

$19.99
Age range 5 to 9 The basis for the 2018 film, Peter Rabbit has been hailed as one of the bestselling stories of all time and has been adapted into countless mediums, including books, films, board games, coloring books, and more. The original story features a young rebellious rabbit who, despite his mother's wishes, enters the dangerous garden of Mr. McGregor to feast on its endless bounty. From there on out, he gets himself into all kinds of trouble.

Originally published as separate stories throughout the early twentieth century, The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit contains all four stories featuring the famous bunny, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr. Tod, and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

Featuring all of the original illustrations by Beatrix Potter enhanced and re-formatted, follow the exciting adventures of Peter Rabbit and some of his most famous furry friends.
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A Spoonful of Murder (A Murder Most Unladylike #6)

A Spoonful of Murder (A Murder Most Unladylike #6)

Robin Stevens ,  Nina Tara

$16.99
When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn't just the detective. She's been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late...
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The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls

Adam Cece

$14.99
Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth. Weird things happen all the time - that's normal. But when an extremely weird thing happens Kipp and his friends know that something is wrong. They embark on a fast-paced, action-packed, hilarious adventure to find out what is making everything turn normal, and to return the weirdness to Huggabie Falls.

With an evil villain, Felonious Dark, a creepy scientist and a fierce wand-wielding teacher, who has turned Cymphany into a baby hippopotamus, to contend with, not to mention killer vampire bats, vegetarian piranhas and a Portuguese-speaking lab rat called Ralf, Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany have quite a task ahead of them.
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The Nothing to See Here Hotel

The Nothing to See Here Hotel

Steven Butler ,  Steven Lenton

$14.99
Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel.

When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret...

The first book in a fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler, with a host of whacky characters brought to life with illustration from the wonderful Steven Lenton!
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Begone the Raggedy Witches (#1 Wild Magic Trilogy)

Begone the Raggedy Witches (#1 Wild Magic Trilogy)

Celine Kiernan ,  Victoria Semykina

$16.99
A middle-grade fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge, Katherine Rundell and Sally Gardner. When witches kidnap Mup's dad, she must journey to their home to save him, and so begins a fantastical adventure of rhyming crows, talking cats and outlawed magic. For Witches Borough is a dangerous place, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of terrifying enforcers. Pale, cold and relentless, the raggedy witches will stop at nothing to keep order.
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Capital

Capital

Nik Neves

$19.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A large and informative picturebook which explains what a capital city is, and then gives information about more than 20 capitals (including Canberra). A little bit of history mixed with landmarks to see, colourfully illustrated over a double page spread. There are also sections on architecture, clean gren cities, transportation and even a little quiz at the end. Perfect for the young child who likes to pore over maps and dream about other places! Lindy Jones

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Journey to Italy, the USA, Thailand, Japan, the United Kingdom and many more countries around the world seeing the sights, learning the secrets and histories of the capital cities.
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Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys

Mike Unwin ,  Jenni Desmond

$22.99
Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories.

Follow the emperor penguin through snow, ice and bitter temperatures; watch as the great white shark swims 10,000 km in search of seals; track huge herds of elephants, on their yearly hunt for water and be amazed at the millions of red crabs, migrating across Christmas Island.

With stunning colour illustrations, uncover the astonishing migrations of 20 creatures, in this truly inspiring narrative. Written by Mike Unwin, a UK Travel Writer of the Year, and illustrated by Jenni Desmond, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, prepare yourself for a journey like no other.

Follow the amazing migrations of these 20 creatures: Arctic tern, barn swallow, bar-headed goose, ruby-throated hummingbird, osprey, wandering albatross, whooping crane, emperor penguin, African elephant, blue wildebeest, caribou, straw-coloured fruit bat, humpback whale, green turtle, Southern pilchard, salmon, great white shark, monarch butterfly, globe skimmer dragonfly, Christmas Island red crab.
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Hello Hello

Hello Hello

Brendan Wenzel

$27.99
In this brilliant follow up to the Caldecott Honour-winning They All Saw a Cat, bestselling author Brendan Wenzel presents a chain of animals of dazzling variety. Each one is different from the last, yet each is also linked by at least one common trait: some obvious, some more subtle. As colours and patterns mix and mingle, and as paws and snouts meet, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world - and ultimately paints a story of connection. Joyous, rhythmic text and Wenzel's exuberant art encourage readers of all kinds to delight in nature's infinite differences, and to look for - and marvel at - its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple 'Hello.'
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The Last Peach

The Last Peach

Gus Gordon

$24.99
One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma... Who should eat it?
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The Old Man

The Old Man

Sarah V ,  Claude K. Dubois

$19.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is a translated French book which does not shy from the difficulties that face some members of our society. The old man of the title has been depersonalised by homelessness. It follows him through his long and lonely day - trying to find something to eat, somewhere to rest and sleep. At the same time, a little girl goes though her day - and when they intersect, a simple act of kindness leaves them both with something of value... Expressive watercolour and pencil illustrations and a valuable non-strident message simply conveyed. Primary ages. Lindy Jones

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Day breaks over the town. Wake up, everybody! Its time to go to school. Its time for the old man to get up, too. The night was icy and hes hungry. His name? He no longer knows... This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no homea nobody, who cant even remember his name. But his day changes when he is noticed by a child.
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Touch the Sun: The Freedom Finders

Touch the Sun: The Freedom Finders

Emily Conolan

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To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known.

It is 2011. You want nothing more than to be a journalist in Somalia like your aunty. But the truth can be dangerous - and when you and your little sister are left alone, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn.

Can you escape a terrorist organisation and find a safe place to call home? You'll be asked to cross a desert on foot, hide below deck in a leaky boat, and put your life in the hands of people smugglers.

At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
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The Poppa Platoon in World War Chew

The Poppa Platoon in World War Chew

Danny Katz ,  Mitch Vane

$9.99
Major Poppa, Abbie, and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show. They must enter The Showbag Pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies, and somehow get to the other side to buy a Chunky Choco Cherry Chew Showbag. Will The Poppa Platoon win this battle? Will they make it out of there alive? Or is this a showbag too far?
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The Treehouse Fun Book 3

The Treehouse Fun Book 3

Jill Griffiths ,  Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$12.99
Stuff to write! Pictures to draw! Puzzles to solve! And so much more!

Grab your Treehouse passport and hold on tight for an adventure through the bestselling Treehouse series. Join Andy, Terry and Jill as they combine animals, create magical kingdoms, time travel, solve crosswords, search for words, colour and scribble, spot the difference, find the odd one out, crack codes and so much more!
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Never Lose Hope: The Story of Australia's First School

Never Lose Hope: The Story of Australia's First School

Mark Wilson

$26.99
A touching tale from Australia's convict past, written and illustrated by award-winning author Mark Wilson.

John is a child convict, transported to New South Wales for stealing a shirt. Life is grim in the fledgling colony and when food runs short, John once again has to steal to survive. Starving and alone, he is taken in by Australia's first schoolteacher, Isabella Rosson. In her simple classroom, John learns to read and write and soon becomes her star pupil - until he is discovered by the soldiers and again sent away in chains.

Yet John never forgets Isabella's lessons, the power of words - and the hope for a brighter future.

Inspired by the life of convict Isabella Rosson, the first teacher in the colony at Port Jackson, and John Hudson, the youngest First Fleet convict, this touching story is illustrated with Mark Wilson's vividly realistic and evocative artwork.
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Boy 87

Boy 87

Ele Fountain

$16.99
Shif is just an ordinary schoolboy who loves chess and playing with his best friend. But, one day, he is forced to leave home to avoid conscription into the army. He embarks on an epic journey, in which he encounters dangers and cruelties - and great acts of human kindness - as he bravely makes his way to a future he can only imagine.

Told in the powerful first person, this startling debut novel will encourage understanding and empathy in young readers, and allow the news headlines of the day to resonate with the humanity involved in creating them.
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Break Your Chains: The Freedom Finders

Break Your Chains: The Freedom Finders

Emily Conolan

$16.99
To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known.

It is 1825. You and Ma have survived on the streets of London ever since the soldiers took Da away and you fled Ireland. Now, with Ma gone too, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn.

Can you carry a secret treasure across the ocean and finally be reunited with Da? You'll be asked to betray your friends, survive storms at sea and attacks by bushrangers, and trust thieves.

At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
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The Long Class Goodnight

The Long Class Goodnight

Sammy J.

$16.99
What would happen if the end-of-school bell never rang? Meet Justin Monaghetti. He is destined to be a loser. His new school is terrifying. His only friend wants to run away forever. And he's just been given a detention for something he didn't do. But Justin isn't going to accept his fate without a fight. To survive his first horrible day of high school, he'll need a few tricks, a bit of luck - and an ingenious plan to mess with the rules. A super-weird story of overcoming odds and defying your destiny.
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Rory Branagan (Detective)

Rory Branagan (Detective)

Andrew Clover ,  Ralph Lazar

$14.99
Meet RORY BRANAGAN - he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. First in a hilarious seven-book comedy-crime series for readers of 8+. Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am ACTUALLY a detective.

People always say, `How do you become a detective?'And I say, `Ahhhh... you don't just FIND YOURSELF suddenly sneaking up on baddies, or diving out of the way as they shoot, or hurtling from an open plane towards the ground! You have to WANT it.'And what made ME want it? I needed to find out what happened to my dad...

There are seven books in the RORY BRANAGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the first, in which you meet Rory and his Accomplice, Cassidy, as they investigate the poisoning of Rory's next-door neighbour. Rory's adventures are all highly illustrated so you can see everything he gets up to in glorious black and white.
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My Brother

My Brother

Dee Huxley ,  Tiffany Huxley ,  Oliver Huxley

$14.99
When a gentle creature sets out to find a lost brother, the quest follows an ethereal journey across lands and seas to strange, beautiful and faraway places. When a gentle creature sets out to find a lost brother, the quest follows an ethereal journey across lands and seas to strange, beautiful and faraway places.

My Brother is a metaphorical picture book story for older children that looks at loss and grief from a sibling's perspective.

Shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA Picture Book of the Year
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Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah

Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah

Rachel Cohn ,  David Levithan

$19.99
Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends - and now they've prepared their final blowout, just before graduation.

The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn't know who's coming until the partiers show up at the door. With Sam and Ilsa, the sibling revelry is always tempered with a large dose of sibling rivalry, and tonight is no exception.

One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, we all know the answer is plenty. But plenty also goes right, as well...in rather surprising ways.
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Amelia Westlake

Amelia Westlake

Erin Gough

$19.99
From Ampersand Prize-winning author Erin Gough comes this ferociously funny romp through an elite private school, and a brilliant feminist hoax that could change - or ruin - everything.

Harriet Price has the perfect life: she's a prefect at Rosemead Grammar, she lives in a mansion, and her gorgeous girlfriend is a future prime minister. So when she decides to risk it all by helping bad-girl Will Everhart expose the school's many ongoing issues, Harriet tells herself it's because she too is seeking justice. And definitely not because she finds Will oddly fascinating.

Will Everhart can't stand posh people like Harriet, but even she has to admit Harriet's ideas are good - and they'll keep Will from being expelled. That's why she teams up with Harriet to create Amelia Westlake, a fake student who can take the credit for a series of provocative pranks at their school.

But the further Will and Harriet's hoax goes, the harder it is for the girls to remember they're sworn enemies - and to keep Amelia Westlake's true identity hidden. As tensions burn throughout the school, how far will they go to keep Amelia Westlake - and their feelings for each other - a secret?

Perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli, this triumphant queer YA rom-com explores politics, privilege and power, and has a gloriously uplifting teen romance at its heart.
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Paris Syndrome

Paris Syndrome

Lisa Walker

$19.99
Can romance only be found in Paris, the city of love?

Happiness (Happy) Glass has been a loner since moving to Brisbane and yet still dreams about living in Pariswith her best friend Rosie after they finish Year Twelve. But Rosie hasn't been terribly reliable lately.

When Happy wins a French essay competition, her social lifestarts looking up. She meets the eccentric Professor Tanaka and hergirl-gardener Alex who recruit Happy in their fight against Paris Syndrome - an ailment that afflicts some visitors to Paris. Their quest for a curegives Happy an excellent excuse to pursue a good-looking French tourism intern,also called Alex. To save confusion she names the boy Alex One and the girlAlex Two.

As Happy pursues her love of all things French, Alex Two introduces Happy to herxylophone-playing chickens whose languishing Facebook page Happy sponsors.

But then sex messes things up when, confusingly, Happy ends upkissing both of the Alex's. Soon neither of them is speaking to her and she hasgone from two Alex's to none ...

For fans of John Green, this funny and poignant coming-of-age story is about that crazy thing called love. And how it can be found anywhere.

Ages 14+
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Release

Release

Patrick Ness

$16.99
A startling and tender novel about how to let yourself love and set yourself free by Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release?
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Small Spaces

Small Spaces

Sarah Epstein

$19.99
We don't pick and choose what to be afraid of. Our fears pick us.

Tash Carmody has been traumatised since childhood, when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure young Mallory Fisher away from a carnival. At the time nobody believed Tash, and she has since come to accept that Sparrow wasn't real. Now fifteen and mute, Mallory's never spoken about the week she went missing. As disturbing memories resurface, Tash starts to see Sparrow again. And she realises Mallory is the key to unlocking the truth about a dark secret connecting them. Does Sparrow exist after all? Or is Tash more dangerous to others than she thinks?
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Brain Teasers

Brain Teasers

Lonely Planet Kids ,  Sally Morgan

$14.99
Who's the smarty pants in your family? Packed with number and logic puzzles, riddles, dingbats, codes and much more, this fun and challenging travel-themed activity book is perfect for car journeys, holidays and rainy days - and provides a great test for both kids and adults.

Designed for children aged 7+.
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Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition

Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition

Mem Fox ,  Julie Vivas

$16.99
For 35 years Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted children and adults alike. Mem Fox's lovable characters, little Hush and Grandma Poss, together with Julie Vivas' exquisite illustrations, weave a story of pure magic. Continuously in print since it was first published by Omnibus Books in 1983, Possum Magic has been embraced as a timeless Australian tale.
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My Australia

My Australia

Murphy ,  Fleming

$24.99
Age range 4+ My Australia is a poetic journey across the Australian landscape. Celebrating both the ancient and modern Australia, the book invites readers to travel across the delights of our continent-from dry deserts to lush rainforests, from high mountains to stormy seashores, from winding rivers to fertile swamplands-all the magical places that are my Australia.

With colourful illustrations by Garry Fleming, Julie Murphy's story is beautifully simple, and sure to excite young readers, encouraging a greater awareness and appreciation of our precious and irreplaceable natural places.
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Bill Baillie: The Life and Adventures of a Pet Bilby

Bill Baillie: The Life and Adventures of a Pet Bilby

Rowan

$24.99
Age range 7+ Welcome to the fascinating, exciting and sometimes frightening world of `His Highness Bill Baillie of Goongarrie', the most adventurous and well-travelled bilby in Australia. Bill Baillie tells the story of a bold and inquisitive bilby, originally published in 1908 by Ellis Rowan. Bill Baillie lives with his owner and friend, Tabitha, and accompanies her when she goes to interesting places to paint wildflowers.

Bill Baillie: The Life and Adventures of a Pet Bilby is an abridged adaptation of Ellis Rowan's fictional memoir about an orphaned bilby that she adopted and raised as a pet. Beginning in the middle of the desert in Western Australia, Bill Baillie's travels and escapades provide an insight into the Australian geography and lifestyle of the early 1890s.
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Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Pamela Freeman ,  Liz Anelli

$16.99
The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change.

A wonderful new addition to the acclaimed and award-winning Nature Storybook series, which provides memorable reading experiences, combining narrative and factual forms.
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When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared

Jess Butterworth

$15.99
A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.

I thought we'd live here forever ... but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too.

When Ruby's dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only are they living in a run-down building in the middle of the wilderness surrounded by scorpions, bears and leopards, but Ruby is sure that India will never truly feel like home - not without her mum there.

Ever since her mum died, Ruby has been afraid. Of cars. Of the dark. Of going to sleep and never waking up.

But then the last remaining leopards of the mountain are threatened and everything changes. Ruby vows to do all she can to protect them - if she can only overcome her fears...
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Escape: Chase #2

Escape: Chase #2

Linwood Barclay

$14.99
12-year-old Jeff and genetically engineered spy dog Chipper are on the run from the mysterious and sinister government organisation knows only as The Institute. Due to a combination of bravery, luck and some of Chipper's more useful modifications, they've managed to evade their pursuers so far. But The Institute is closing in and Chipper and Jeff will have to be stay one step ahead if they want to stay alive..Danger, secrets and thrilling suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed series for children.
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The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair

The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair

Enid Blyton

$27.99
A beautiful anniversary gift edition these magical stories from one of the world's most loved and bestselling authors. With artwork by award-winning illustrator and Guardian cartoonist, Joe Berger, and a sparkling new cover by Mark Beech. When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures - to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue a pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island! Be whisked away by this magical series - perfect for young readers aged 6-9.
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Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts!

Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts!

Kevin Tsang ,  Katie Tsang ,  Nathan Reed

$14.99
Brilliantly funny new series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to the school bully, and all of his friends, that he is a fearless space adventurer.

A truly laugh-out-loud, voice-led and madcap story of ghost hunting, snakes and mischievous pet cats called Butterbutt, perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Wilf the Mighty Worrier and Barry Loser, and readers aged six plus. Look out for Sam's jawsome follow-up adventure - Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks! coming later in 2018.
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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Penelope Lively

$16.99
The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and children alike. James is fed up. His family has moved to a new cottage - with grounds that are great for excavations, and trees that are perfect for climbing - and stuff is happening. Stuff that is normally the kind of thing he does. But it's not him who's writing strange things on shopping lists and fences. It's not him who smashes bottles and pours tea in the Vicar's lap. It's a ghost - honestly. Thomas Kempe the 17th century apothecary has returned and he wants James to be his apprentice. No one else believes in ghosts. It's up to James to get rid of him. Or he'll have no pocket money or pudding ever again. An iconic ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is adored by generations of readers.
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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Geraldine McCaughrean

$14.99
In the summerof 1727, a group of men and boys from St Kilda are put ashore on a remote seastac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surelynothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned toendure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, imprisoned onevery side by the ocean?

Inspired by a true event, this is abreathtaking story of nine boys and the courage it takes to survive against theodds, from three-time winner of the Whitbread/CostaChildren's Book Award Geraldine McCaughrean.
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The Wolf Keepers

The Wolf Keepers

Elise Broach ,  Alice Ratterree

$14.99
Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango and her dad have always had a zoo to call their home. Lizzie spends her days watching the animals and taking note of their various behaviors. Though the zoo makes for a unique home, it's a hard place for Lizzie to make lasting friends. But all this changes one afternoon when she finds Tyler Briggs, a runaway who has secretly made the zoo his makeshift home. The two become friends and, just as quickly, stumble into a covert investigation involving the zoo wolves who are suddenly dying. Little do they know, this mystery will draw them into a high-stakes historical adventure involving the legend of John Muir as they try to navigate safely while lost in Yosemite National Park.

A Christy Ottaviano Book
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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

$16.99
When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can't help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an escaped zoo animal and fight off pickpockets and looters but, as the waters subside, can he find justice for his father and find out what courage really means?
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How to Win a Nobel Prize

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Barry Marshall

$14.99
Mary has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize. She loves running her own science experiments at home. But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all?

One day Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners. Swearing her to secrecy, Professor Barry Marshall agrees to be her guide as she travels around the world and through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries. They talk space and time with Albert Einstein, radiation with Marie Curie, DNA with Crick, Watson and Wilkins - and much more.

Join Mary on her time-travel adventure - and do your own experiments along the way!
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The Ice Garden

The Ice Garden

Guy Jones

$15.99
Jess is allergic to the sun. She lives in a world of shadows and hospitals, peeking at the other children in the playground from behind curtains. Her only friend is a boy in a coma, to whom she tells stories. One night she sneaks out to explore the empty playground shes longed to visit, where she discovers a beautiful impossibility: a magical garden wrought of ice. But Jess isnt alone in this fragile, in-between place...
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Medusa Curse: 48 Hours #2

Medusa Curse: 48 Hours #2

Gabrielle Lord

$14.99
Vicious thieves smash a cursed Medusa statue and steal the supercomputer Sapphire in a terrifying museum raid. Jazz and Phoenix are first on the scene and they soon find themselves in the midst of a dangerous mystery.

Their friend and museum owner, Dr Zhang, is the prime suspect, but he is nowhere to be found. Determined to prove him innocent and find Sapphire, Jazz and Phoenix have just 48 HOURS to follow the trail of evidence before it goes cold. Will the amateur investigators discover that a centuries-old curse has struck again, or is something even more sinister going on?

The clock is ticking...
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Cyber-Thief Showdown: Geronimo Stilton #68

Cyber-Thief Showdown: Geronimo Stilton #68

Geronimo Stilton

$12.99
I am not the kind of mouse who spends money on useless things. But one day I kept getting packages of things I did not order or need. Someone on the Internet had stolen my identity! Professor Margo Bitmouse, a well-known computer expert, helped me track down the hacker. Could I find the thief before my reputation was ruined?
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The Light Jar

The Light Jar

Lisa Thompson

$15.99
Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all around him. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of placesa mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his past. Will Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future?
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Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

A. L. Kennedy ,  Gemma Correll

$14.99
Badger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs. The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too. They are about to be turned into llama pies. But never fear Uncle Shawn is here! He loves rescuing things. He has a rescuing plan, which involves dancing, and a mole, and an electric fence. What could possibly go wrong?
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Look Inside How Things Work

Look Inside How Things Work

Rob Lloyd Jones ,  Stefano Tognetti

$19.99
Have you ever wondered how cars roar along roads, or planes soar into the sky? Discover how all sorts of amazing things work, from fire engines and submarines to dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, in this exciting introduction to engineering for young children, with over 70 flaps to lift. Includes links to carefully selected websites to find out more.
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Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

Matt Shanks

$14.99
Head and shoulders, knees and toes...and tails and scales, paws and claws!

Come and get fit with the Aussie animals as they dance, run, jump and clap hands together! But look out... you never know who else might drop in on the fun too! See if you can wiggle your nose like Wombat, touch your toes with Emu, or run as fast as Bilby does in this lively and playful Australian version of the favourite song.
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The Marzipan Pig

The Marzipan Pig

Russell Hoban ,  Quentin Blake

$17.99
From the inimitable team of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind Captain Najork and The Twenty Elephant Restaurant, comes an enchanting story of a little pig made of marzipan. Fallen behind the sofa, nobody hears the lost marzipan pig's cries for help. And, after many months, a mouse discovers him and eats him up, having never known such sweetness. But a longing to be loved passes from the marzipan pig to the mouse and so begins a curious chain of events featuring a dancing owl, a glowing taxi meter, a buzzing bee and a pinky-orange hibiscus flower all triggered by the little lost marzipan pig. Each encounter more wonderful and more romantic than the last, just how far will the marzipan's sweetness travel?
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Rhyme Flies

Rhyme Flies

Antonia Pesenti

$28.95  $25.50
Stunningly stylish art accompanies indulgent word play, ridiculous rhymes, and giggle-inducing punch lines Suitcase... FRUITcase!

This deceptively simple pattern offers up one surprising rhyme per spread revealed behind a dramatic gatefold flap. Readers will delight in wagering guesses - rhyming, of course - before casting their eyes on the satisfying visual conclusion of the riddle. The list is subtly arched as a chronological day, from fresh orange GOOSE in the morning to TWEET dreams at night. Anything is possible in this beautifully packaged book of toddler comedy, which builds pre-literacy, vocabulary, and auditory skills, and encourages natural extensions outside of the book.
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The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Drew Daywalt ,  Adam Rex

$14.99
A laugh-out-loud funny new children's book from the author of The Day the Crayons Quit. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors reveals the epic tale behind everyone's favourite playground game!

You've played the game...now read the book.

Long ago in the Kingdom of Backgarden lived a fearsome warrior named ROCK. ROCK was undefeated in battle, and yet, he felt unfulfilled. So he went in search of a worthy opponent. Little did he know that at that very moment two more warriors were setting forth with the very same idea. When ROCK collides with SCISSORS from the village of Junk Drawer, and the ferocious PAPER, who hails from the Empire of Mum's Study, an epic and hilarious battle ensues. And the rest, as they say, is history.

A riotously funny new picture book from the author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons came Home, Drew Daywalt, and New York Times bestselling illustrator, Adam Rex. Suggested reading age 4+
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I Want My Potty!

I Want My Potty!

Tony Ross

$14.99
Nappies are YUUECH! said the Little Princess. There must be something better! At first, the Little Princess thinks the royal potty is even worse, but she soon learns to love it... even if it isn't always there when she needs it! Tony Ross's hilarious account of royal potty training will amuse young children and help their parents.
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Meltdown!

Meltdown!

Jill Murphy ,  Jill Murphy

$16.99
From the bestselling author of The Worst Witch and the Large Family series comes a true-to-life, laugh-out-loud family comedy about a toddler tantrum.

Ruby the rabbit likes to be helpful, but she often gets a bit overexcited... especially in the supermarket. Crisps are so CRUNCHY! Tins of beans are fun to ROLL! And when Ruby sees a cake, a cake in the shape of a cute pink piggy, she wants it... she wants it now.

Introducing Ruby, a completely loveable new bunny, Jill Murphy observes the oh-so familiar supermarket sulk with all of her trademark warmth and wit, and perfectly depicts family life - in all its hectic glory - once again.
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Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?

Chris Ferrie

$24.99
Age range 4 to 8 Scientist, scientist, who do you see?

I see Marie Curie in her laboratory!

Full of scientific fun, Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? features appearances from real-life scientists including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Ada Lovelace, and more! Young readers will delight in poking fun at a familiar text while learning about scientists who changed the world.
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More Than We Can Tell

More Than We Can Tell

Brigid Kemmerer

$16.99
'Swoon-inducing' IRISH TIMES This is a story about learning to be fearless and set your secrets free. An intense and gripping novel that will speak to fans of John Green and Jennifer Niven.

Rev works hard to keep the demons of the time before his adoption at bay ... until a letter from his father after his 18th birthday brings the trauma of his childhood hurtling back.

Emma escapes real life by perfecting the online game she built from scratch. Coding is way easier than facing her parents' nasty relationship or the growing distance with her best friend ... But when an online troll's harassment starts to escalate, she fears for her safety.

When Rev and Emma meet, they're buckling under the weight of their secrets. Though both of them find it hard to put their problems into words, they connect instantly and deeply. Rev and Emma's problems might be worlds apart, but they promise to help each other no matter what.

But promises are made to be tested and some things hurt more than we can tell.
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The Astonishing Colour of After

The Astonishing Colour of After

Emily X. R. Pan

$16.99
Life, loss, love and art explode in a kaleidoscope of emotions as one girl must learn the truth about her family's past in order to bring peace to the present. For fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon.

Leigh Chen Sanders is sixteen when her mother dies by suicide, leaving only a scribbled note: 'I want you to remember'. Leigh doesn't know what it means, but when a red bird appears with a message, she finds herself travelling to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time.

Leigh is far away from home and far away from Axel, her best friend, who she stupidly kissed on the night her mother died - leaving her with a swell of guilt that she wasn't home, and a heavy heart, thinking she may have destroyed the one good thing left in her life.

Overwhelmed by grief, Leigh retreats into her art and into her memories, where colours collide and the rules of reality are broken. The only thing Leigh is certain about is that she must find out the truth. She must remember.

With lyrical prose and magical elements, Emily X.R. Pan's stunning debut novel alternates between past and present, romance and despair, as one girl attempts to find herself through family history, art, friendship, and love.
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The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

$19.99
A powerful novel with an unforgettable voice, perfect for fans of The Hate U Give and Sarah Crossan's One.

Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But X has secrets - her feelings for a boy in her bio class, and the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed. And a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight. Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent.
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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Sophie Cameron

$16.99
When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the world is ending. For most people it doesn't. But for Jaya the world ended when her mother died, two weeks before the first angel fell.

Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived and, as the world goes angel crazy, Jaya's father uproots the family to Edinburgh, intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can't stand his obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother's sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she's determined to stay out of it. Then something extraordinary happens: an angel lands right at Jaya's feet, and it's alive.

Set against the backdrop of the frenzied Edinburgh festival, Sophie Cameron's Out of the Blue tackles questions of grief and guilt and fear over who we really are. But it's also about love and acceptance and finding your place in this world as angels drop out of another.
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A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That

Tanaz Bhathena

$16.99
Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: an Indian girl, a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a troublemaker whose romantic entanglements are the subject of endless gossip among the girls in her school. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that Porus, a Parsi boy, has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of the highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is called into question.
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Fragments of the Lost

Fragments of the Lost

Megan Miranda

$17.99
A suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex-boyfriend's death. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why.

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere - in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the dragonfly necklace in his jeans pocket... the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things - even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the night he died?
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I Am Sasha

I Am Sasha

Anita Selzer

$17.99
It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to pull down their trousers to see if they are circumcised. Many are summarily shot or sent to the camps. A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl - his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story sweeps backwards and forwards across occupied Europe.
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Waterhole

Waterhole

Fiona Bell

$19.95
There are a lot of firsts to deal with when someone dies on you. There's the first meal, the first time you watch a TV show you both liked, the first time you laugh, the first day of the Christmas holidays.

Without them.

Ever since sixteen-year-old Sunny Maguire's mother died in a car accident, Sunny has been feeling lost and alone. She dreads the idea of spending the long summer with her distant stepfather, the person she blames for her mother's death. But Kevin is the only family she has left and Sunny's got nowhere else to go.

When Sunny learns that a local teenage boy has disappeared, she joins in the search along the gorge and at the waterhole - a beautiful pool tainted by a suspicious number of tragic drownings. And when she sees her mother's ghost, she starts to lose faith in the only person she can rely on.
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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

Atia Abawi

$19.99
In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family…until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future.

In the wake of destruction, he’s threatened by Daesh fighters and witnesses a public beheading. Tareq’s family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger at every turn, Tareq must find the resilience and courage to complete his harrowing journey.

But while this is one family’s story, it is also the timeless tale of all wars, of all tragedy, and of all strife. When you are a refugee, success is outliving your loss.

Destiny narrates this heartbreaking story of the consequences of war, showing the Syrian conflict as part of a long chain of struggles spanning through time.

An award-winning author and journalist - and a refugee herself - Atia Abawi captures the hope that spurs people forward against all odds and the love that makes that hope grow.
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Shell

Shell

Paula Rawsthorne

$15.99
What if you thought you had died, only to wake up in someone else's body?

When Lucy, a teen diagnosed with terminal cancer wakes up cancer-free, it should be a dream come true. But faced with a life she didn't choose and trapped in a new body, Lucy must face the biggest question of all...

How far would you go to save the one you love?
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Ella and Olivia: Cool School Stories (4 Books in 1)

Ella and Olivia: Cool School Stories (4 Books in 1)

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$14.99
Join Ella and Olivia in four fantastic school adventures! From the classroom to the playground, the sisters show why best friends forever always stick together.    This gorgeous collection includes the following stories: Best Friend Showdown, The New Girl, Cool Kitties and Sport Carnival.
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My First Chess Book

My First Chess Book

Katie Daynes ,  The Boy Fitz Hammond

$19.99
Meet the characters that make up achess army and learn how to fight your first battle in this friendlyintroduction to the game. My First Chess Book is written clearly and simply,with entertaining examples, making it the perfect starting point for youngchildren - and a handy refresher guide for parents and grandparents! Illustrations: Full colourthroughout
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My Holiday Drawing Book

My Holiday Drawing Book

Lonely Planet Kids ,  Gillian Johnson

$14.99
Pencils and colouring pens at the ready! In this fun and interactive book, kids can learn to sketch, illustrate and colour in. With sections on how to draw people and understanding perspective, plus step-by-step instructions and imaginative prompts and ideas, it'll inspire any child to get creative on their next trip.

My Holiday Drawing Book makes a great companion on any getaway. Designed to be carried and used almost anywhere, it'll keep kids entertained whether they're waiting at the airport, having a picnic in the park or playing on the beach.
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My Family Travel Map - Australia

My Family Travel Map - Australia

Lonely Planet Kids ,  Joe Fullman

$19.99
Introduce kids to Australia and help them plan their next family trip with this giant fold-out continental map. Bright and colourful, it unfolds into a detailed poster ready for kids to personalise by adding stickers to mark their family's travels and favourite places. But that's not all! Flipping the map over reveals lots of fun facts to learn along the way.

My Family Travel Map - Australia is a new, regional and more detailed version of Lonely Planet's original My Family Travel Map. It's now easier to plan trips and children can mark their dream, must-visit destinations to create an ultimate wishlist.

Stickers include everything from wild weather and cool creatures to help bring the map to life, while bite-size stats and quirky facts reveal fascinating insights about Australia's territories and largest cities.

It's also perforated, making it easy to remove and display as a wall poster.
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My Family Travel Map - Europe

My Family Travel Map - Europe

Lonely Planet Kids ,  Joe Fullman

$19.99
Introduce kids to Europe and help them plan their next family trip with this giant fold-out continental map. Bright and colourful, it unfolds into a detailed poster ready for kids to personalise by adding stickers to mark their family's travels and favourite places. But that's not all! Flipping the map over reveals lots of fun facts to learn along the way.

My Family Travel Map - Europe is a new, regional and more detailed version of Lonely Planet's original My Family Travel Map. It's now easier to plan trips and children can mark their dream, must-visit destinations to create an ultimate wishlist.

Stickers include everything from wild weather and cool creatures to help bring the map to life, while bite-size stats and quirky facts reveal fascinating insights about each country.

It's also perforated, making it easy to remove and display as a wall poster.
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My Family Travel Map - North America

My Family Travel Map - North America

Lonely Planet Kids ,  Joe Fullman

$19.99
Introduce kids to the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and get them to help plan their next family trip with this giant fold-out map. Bright and colorful, it unfolds into a detailed poster ready for kids to personalize by adding stickers to mark their family's travels and favorite locations. But that's not all! Flipping the map over reveals lots of fun facts to learn along the way.

My Family Travel Map - North America is a new, regional and more detailed version of Lonely Planet's original My Family Travel Map. It's now easier to navigate over greater distances en route and children can mark their dream, must-visit destinations to create an ultimate wishlist. Stickers include everything from wild weather and cool creatures to help bring the map to life, highlight what makes each destination unique, and create a keepsake record of family travel memories. It's also perforated, making it easy to remove and display as a wall poster.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Colouring Transfer Book

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Colouring Transfer Book

Lewis Carroll

$19.99
This elegantly illustrated colouring and rub-down transfer book from the original publisher of Lewis Carroll's beloved masterpiece, features beautiful scenes, and bright and colourful rub-down transfers. Alice in Wonderland: Colouring Transfer Book It includes all of Wonderland's favourite characters: the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and of course Alice herself, all just waiting to be brought to life with colour and creativity. This interactive book allows you to collaborate with Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations. Enter Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, unleash your creativity and make this magical world your own.

Includes 8 rub-down transfer sheets to decorate the wonderland inspired pages.
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The Travel Activity Book: Packed with Puzzles, Doodles, Stickers, Quizzes, and Lots More!

The Travel Activity Book: Packed with Puzzles, Doodles, Stickers, Quizzes, and Lots More!

DK

$9.99
A treasure-trove of travel activities, this fun-filled book is guaranteed to keep kids entertained for hours - whether on a long, boring car journey or waiting in a queue at the airport.

This fabulous sticker and write-and-draw-in activity book is packed with cool games for kids to do on holiday while learning facts about the places they might visit. Kids love stickers, and this book is brimming over with more than 250 of them, along with match-the-flag and guess-the-famous-site games. There are spaces to write and draw in, mazes, word scrambles, number games, and lots, lots more! Car journey games will get kids using their imagination and looking around them, rather than staring at a screen.

This boredom-buster is educational too - with quizzes, top three lists, and country stats that kids will love. Inventive and creative, The Travel Activity Book will keep kids entertained for hours, whether in the car, at the airport, or even tucked up in bed at home!
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Where's Wally? Games on the Go! Puzzles, Activities & Searches

Where's Wally? Games on the Go! Puzzles, Activities & Searches

Martin Handford ,  Martin Handford

$16.99
Perfect for Wally-Watchers on the go! This travel activity book is packed with truly terrific games, searches and activities for all Wally fans. Can you fix Wenda's broken camera? Wisecrack with Wizard Whitebeard? Help Odlaw escape in a slippery secret tunnel? All this and much more in this terrifically travel-sized book of puzzles! Includes a bonus fold-out Wally board game.

Third in a series of travel-sized Wally titles look out for Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection and Where's Wally? The Colouring Collection on your adventures!
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Shapes of Australia

Shapes of Australia

Bronwyn Bancroft

$14.99
From boulders to bee hives, from mountains to coral, Bronwyn Bancroft explores the shapes that form the Australian landscape. In Shapes of Australia, she introduces readers to ways of thinking about how shapes are represented in nature.
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Colours of Australia

Colours of Australia

Bronwyn Bancroft

$14.99
Deep love of country inspires Bronwyn Bancroft's poetry and the richly layered hues of Colours of Australia. Each line speaks a different voice, each image stirs a different mood, and all combine to evoke the miracle of colour with which we are surrounded.
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Patterns of Australia

Patterns of Australia

Bronwyn Bancroft

$14.99
Patterns of Australia represents a series of Australian landscapes and habitats in patterns , as seen through the eyes of acclaimed indigenous artist Bronwyn Bancroft.

Each landscape contains animals, birds, plants and flowers particular to that landscape hidden within it, accompanied by text evoking the place and listing the things to find. The book is designed to give children-and adults-an opportunity to see the Australian environment in a new way, as they discover that there is so much more to see around us if we only look!
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Matt Shanks

$12.99
Row, row, row your boat,
Slowly by the path,
If you see a kookaburra,
Don't forget to laugh!

Come aboard with the Aussie animals on an adventure down the stream, as they all try to squeeze into a tiny boat. But look out... someone else is following too!
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Rotters and Squatters 1820-1850: Fair Dinkum Histories #3

Rotters and Squatters 1820-1850: Fair Dinkum Histories #3

Jackie French ,  Peter Sheehan

$16.99
Rotters and Squatters continues the warts-and-all story of Australia from 1820 to 1850. This period saw new colonies founded and squatters spreading into new areas and taking the best land. Clashes with the Indigenous population were inevitable and often brutal. As the supply of convict labour dried up, free settlers began arriving and the demand for self-government grew.
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Gold, Graves and Glory 1850-1880: Fair Dinkum Histories #4

Gold, Graves and Glory 1850-1880: Fair Dinkum Histories #4

Jackie French ,  Peter Sheehan

$16.99
For 60,000 years the rest of the world had pretty much left Australia and its Aboriginal nations alone. Then it became a home for Britain's criminals and poor. Now a con man had found gold and suddenly everyone was heading to Australia: adventurers, revolutionaries, camels... Australia would never be the same. Join the heroes and villains of the past as they hunt for nuggets, struggle across unknown deserts and triumph in one of the greatest engineering marvels the world has ever seen, in the next action-packed instalment of Fair Dinkum Histories! It's history as you've never seen it before.
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Possum Magic Numbers: Board Book Boxed Set

Possum Magic Numbers: Board Book Boxed Set

Mem Fox ,  Julie Vivas

$29.99
Let's explore colours, numbers, opposites and actions with our friends from Possum Magic.

Now even the youngest readers can get to know some of the adorable Australian animals in Possum Magic. Children and parents will love this variation on a timeless favourite.
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Possum Magic: 35th Anniversary Edition

Possum Magic: 35th Anniversary Edition

Mem Fox ,  Julie Vivas

$29.99
Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted children and adults. Mem Fox's lovable characters, little Hush and Grandma Poss, and Julie Vivas' exquisite illustrations weave a story of pure magic.

Continuously in print since it was first published by Omnibus Books on 31 March 1983, Possum Magic has been embraced as a timeless Australian tale and as Australia's most-loved children's picture book.

Julie has retouched and recoloured her illustrations, so that the images are now truer to the original artwork than ever before. The book itself has been redesigned and completely reset.
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Message in a Sock

Message in a Sock

Baillie ,  Joy

$27.99
Tammy is safe at home, but her heart is with her father at the warfront. While her mother knits socks for the soldiers, Tammy slips a message inside each pair. But will her one special message find her father, and bring him safely home?

Based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A. McDougall and a young girl, Message in a Sock is a gorgeous collage-style tale which pays respect to the ANZACs and their families, a century after the end of World War I.
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The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Barnes & Noble

$29.99
First collected nearly a millennium ago, these folktales are presented as Degrees stories that the beautiful Scheherazade tells her husband, King Shahryar, over 1001 consecutive nights. They include some of the best-known legends of eastern storytelling: The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, The Story of Aladdin; or, The Wonderful Lamp, and The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. This beautiful collection features more than 20 tales plus illustrations in full color and black and white by Rene Bull.
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Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs: Fables from Aesop

Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs: Fables from Aesop

Ennis Rees

$27.99
A new approach to the ancient fables of Aesop features charming rhymes and winsome images by a beloved illustrator. In this beautiful hardcover treasury, legendary artist Edward Gorey sets surrealistic scenes for poet Ennis Rees's verses, which recount how animals with all-too-human failings receive their just desserts. Memorable renderings of familiar and lesser-known vignettes include fables of the industrious Ant and the lazy Grasshopper, the mighty Lion and the tiny Mouse who comes to his rescue, and other timeless tales.
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The Unicorn Quest

The Unicorn Quest

Kamilla Benko

$14.99
Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor ... until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden.

There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other. The beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.

Blending the timeless feel of The Chronicles of Narnia with Frozen's powerful themes of identity and sisterhood, The Unicorn Quest will draw you into a magical world you'll never want to leave.
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Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island: Book 7

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island: Book 7

Liz Kessler

$14.99
Can Emily sacrifice her own vow to fulfil the giant's promise? The brand new, eagerly awaited seventh book in the five-million-copy-selling Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler. Bubbling with magic, fun, friendship and new heights of adventure! A must-read for girls aged 8-12.

Emily Windsnap, an ordinary girl on land and a magical mermaid in water, is overdue a break from excitement - as her exhausted best friend Shona keeps reminding her! So, promising Shona she'll stay free of trouble and just 'swill out' ('chill out' for mermaids), Emily invites her best friend and her boyfriend Aaron along for a relaxing family holiday in the sun... But it seems adventure is hot on her heels - and her tail.

Soon, Emily discovers a hidden world beyond the falls of mysterious Forgotten Island - but it's not quite the paradise it seems. With a curse hanging over the island and a catastrophic disaster looming, Emily finds herself suddenly entangled in an ancient Prophecy. She must embark on a dangerous mission to seek the legendary giant the islanders believe will save them all, before it's too late.

But how can Emily save the day when rifts are forming between her and the very people she needs by her side? Must promises always be kept? And what happens when they are broken?
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The Boggart and the Monster

The Boggart and the Monster

Susan Cooper

$14.99
Emily and Jess Volnik have returned for another Scottish adventure, joining their old friend Tommy and Mr Maconochie, the new owner of Castle Keep, on a trip to Loch Ness, where a new expedition is determined to find the fabled monster.

The fun-loving Boggart - a mischievous shape-shifting spirit who has lived in the castle for centuries -comes along for the ride, but this time the Boggart has a serious mission. His cousin Nessie is trapped in the monster shape he took on long ago, and it's up to the Boggart to keep Nessie from being discovered by the expedition's high-tech equipment. Is modern science any match for the Boggart's ancient magic?
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The Boggart

The Boggart

Susan Cooper

$14.99
Accidentally transported from his remote Scottish castle to the bright, fast-moving, hi-tech city of Toronto, the highly mischievous Boggart simply can't resist the opportunity for pranks, and wreaks havoc for the Volnik family, inheritors of his distant castle home. But the Boggart doesn't mean any real harm, and when he begins to pine for the rolling Scottish mists and the sound of bagpipes, he turns to his two young friends, Emily and Jessup Volnik, for help.
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In the Lamplight

In the Lamplight

Dianne Wolfer

$26.99
If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal drawings, archival materials and Australian history.

Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, In the Lamplight is the story of Rose, a young English girl turned nurse who cares for and falls in love with Jim, the Light Horse Boy.

On the long journey back to Australia they experience the appalling loss of life in the Spanish influenza epidemic, only to face more challenges upon repatriation.
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My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong

My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong

Tristan Bancks

$14.99
I'm Tom Weekly. If you want to know what went wrong, read this and laugh.

You'll learn the secret of my strangest body part. You'll meet my super-angry grandpa, and hear about my best non-human friend, Rarnald the rat. You'll find out why I've been banned from KidsWorld. But that won't freak you out as much as the story of how Stella Holling tricked me into kissing her.

3 things you'll learn inside- 1. How to climb Mount Everest 2. How to make a backyard theme park 3. How to escape a pirate
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Clementine Rose Collection Three

Clementine Rose Collection Three

Jacqueline Harvey

$19.99
Three Clementine Rose stories in one gorgeous collection!

Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a mini-van, in a basket of dinner rolls. So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler and a very sweet teacup pig called Lavender.

Join Clementine Rose and Lavender in the third collection of this beloved series, for three times the fun!

This collection contains Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend, Clementine Rose and the Ballet Break-In and Clementine Rose and the Movie Magic.
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Clementine Rose Collection Four

Clementine Rose Collection Four

Jacqueline Harvey

$19.99
Three Clementine Rose stories in one gorgeous collection!

Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a mini-van, in a basket of dinner rolls. So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler and a very sweet teacup pig called Lavender.

Join Clementine Rose and Lavender in the fourth collection of this beloved series, for three times the fun!

This collection contains Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency, Clementine Rose and the Special Promise and Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle.
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Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling

Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling

Arshia Sattar

$29.99
The Ramayana is one of Hinduism's two great epics and was composed about two and a half thousand years ago. It remains vital in the Indian imagination, yielding a rich cultural vocabulary of images, ideals, and social values. The Ramayana tells the story of a young prince, Rama, who is unjustly exiled into the forest by his step mother. His lovely wife, Sita, and his loyal brother go with him and away from the city, the three encounter strange and dangerous creatures. Sita is abducted by a ten-headed demon and Rama makes an alliance with magical monkeys to fight a war and win her back.
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The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures

The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures

Katie Abey

$19.99
Move aside horses and tigers and make way for hyrax and tarsiers!

The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures gives some unique, unusual and underappreciated animals their chance in the limelight! Learn some weird facts about them too did you know that the xenopus eats its own skin, and the binturong smells of popcorn?

This book is a wonderful way to learn about some of the amazing, astonishing, awesome creatures who share our world!
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Tallest Tower, Smallest Star: A Pictorial Compendium of Comparisons

Tallest Tower, Smallest Star: A Pictorial Compendium of Comparisons

Kate Baker ,  Page Tsou

$29.99
Follow-up to Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean, this time exploring extraordinary comparisons in the human and natural world through stunning Victorian-style infographics.

Have you ever wondered how a dinosaur would measure up against the Great Pyramids of Giza, if a hummingbird could outfly a jet plane, or how many atoms could fit inside a grain of sand? These are just some of the questions explored in this extraordinary book of comparisons.

Detailed images drawn to scale, informative text and unexpected visual analogies will help the reader to comprehend just how fast, how strong, how small and how big things really are. With stunning Victorian-style artwork by award-winning illustrator Page Tsou, this visual feast of a compendium will surprise and delight inquisitive minds in equal measure. Peek inside and discover a beetle that is stronger than an elephant, meet the pterosaur that was bigger than a spitfire and explore the furthest reaches of the known universe...
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Lift the Flap Questions & Answers About Art

Lift the Flap Questions & Answers About Art

Katie Daynes ,  Marie-Eve Tremblay

$19.99
Answering fascinating and tricky artquestions - from What is art? to How do you make a bronze sculpture? -this latest addition to the popular Q&A series is a must-have forinquisitive young artists. Brush up on how to mix colours, find out where dyesoriginated from and learn about famous art works from around the world.

Illustrations: Full colourthroughout
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First Earth Encyclopedia: A first reference book for children

First Earth Encyclopedia: A first reference book for children

DK

$19.99
The only encyclopedia for kids ages 5 and up that covers the subjects of human geography, physical geography, and geology together in one inspiring book.

Covering essential curriculum areas such as human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us and answers questions including: how does our planet work; what shapes it; and how do people use Earth's resources? Kids can explore fascinating topics including where and how people live, weather, world environments, how to use maps, and the way our planet is changing.

Perfect for school, home, and just for fun, First Earth Encyclopedia is the ideal first encyclopedia about Planet Earth.
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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

Joyce Sidman

$26.99
One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly. In this visual nonfiction biography, richly illustrated throughout with full colour original paintings by Merian herself, the Newbery Honor winning author Joyce Sidman paints her own picture of one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.
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Ancient Greece in 30 Seconds: 30 fascinating topics for kid classicists explained in half a minute

Ancient Greece in 30 Seconds: 30 fascinating topics for kid classicists explained in half a minute

Cath Senker

$16.99
With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Ancient Greece in 30 Seconds is a fascinating introduction to one of the world's most influential ancient cultures. From slaves and soldiers to theatre and art, and from war and politics to clothes and jewellery, this accessible guide makes learning about history fun.

Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash sound bite 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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Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know.

But do you know why the vicious vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking?, or how to build a vicious Viking longboat and which vicious Viking god dressed up as a woman?

From cruel kings and vengeful Viking warriors to the mean and miserable slaves, its a story of beastly battles, truly terrible torture techniques and messy murders. Eeek!
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Woeful Second World War

Woeful Second World War

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.

2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.
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The Coral Kingdom

The Coral Kingdom

Laura Knowles ,  Jennie Webber

$24.99
From brightly coloured corals to shimmering shoals of fish, the diversity of life on a coral reef is celebrated in a book which also has a strong ecological message about the need to protect this most precious of environments. Through gentle rhyme and intricately etched artwork, this book explores the life cycle, diversity and colour of the coral reef ecosystem, as well as the threats the reef faces, and what we can do to save it. Every page contains a host of delightful sea creatures to discover and enjoy.
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So You Think You Know About Tyrannosaurus Rex?

So You Think You Know About Tyrannosaurus Rex?

Ben Garrod

$9.99
Biologist and TV scientist Ben Garrod's fun, funny, informative and collectible series about dinosaurs, launching with T. Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops.

Ben Garrod's So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? is fun, funny and informative. This highly collectible, pocket size series launches with Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops, with Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Spinosaurus following in September 2018.

Did you know that not all dinosaurs are green and scaly, some are ginger and feathered, or that they didn't all roar, they cooed like pigeons, or that the ultimate prehistoric predator is actually not a dinosaur?

TV scientist, Dr Ben Garrod, is proud to be a geek as he mixes hard science and humour to prove that science is for everyone. All children know their dinosaurs but Ben encourages them to think differently, revealing how new discoveries and breakthroughs occur in science every day. By looking at the evolutionary arms race, prey, predators, place, time, groups and species, Ben reveals new-look dinosaurs.
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So You Think You Know About Diplodocus?

So You Think You Know About Diplodocus?

Ben Garrod

$9.99
Biologist and TV scientist Ben Garrod's fun, funny, informative and collectible series about dinosaurs, launching with T. Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops.

Ben Garrod's So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? is fun, funny and informative. This highly collectible, pocket size series launches with Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops, with Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Spinosaurus following in September 2018.

Did you know that not all dinosaurs are green and scaly, some are ginger and feathered, or that they didn't all roar, they cooed like pigeons, or that the ultimate prehistoric predator is actually not a dinosaur?

TV scientist, Dr Ben Garrod, is proud to be a geek as he mixes hard science and humour to prove that science is for everyone. All children know their dinosaurs but Ben encourages them to think differently, revealing how new discoveries and breakthroughs occur in science every day. By looking at the evolutionary arms race, prey, predators, place, time, groups and species, Ben reveals new-look dinosaurs.
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So You Think You Know About Triceratops?

So You Think You Know About Triceratops?

Ben Garrod

$9.99
Biologist and TV scientist Ben Garrod's fun, funny, informative and collectible series about dinosaurs, launching with T. Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops. Ben Garrod's So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? is fun, funny and informative. This highly collectible, pocket size series launches with Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops, with Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Spinosaurus following in September 2018.

Did you know that not all dinosaurs are green and scaly, some are ginger and feathered, or that they didn't all roar, they cooed like pigeons, or that the ultimate prehistoric predator is actually not a dinosaur?

TV scientist, Dr Ben Garrod, is proud to be a geek as he mixes hard science and humour to prove that science is for everyone. All children know their dinosaurs but Ben encourages them to think differently, revealing how new discoveries and breakthroughs occur in science every day. By looking at the evolutionary arms race, prey, predators, place, time, groups and species, Ben reveals new-look dinosaurs.
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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Demi ,  Demi

$29.99
Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her family called her Manya, but the world would remember her by another name: Marie Curie, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived.

In a time when few women attended college, Marie earned degrees in physics and mathematics and went on to discover two elements: radium and polonium. She also invented a new word along the way: radioactive. This book celebrates her momentous achievements while also educating its readers about her scientific accomplishments and their implications.
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Natural Wonders: Great Barrier Reef

Natural Wonders: Great Barrier Reef

Rebecca Kraft Rector

$14.99
Explore the past, present, and future of the Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.
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Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
Step back to an awfully ancient time when pharaohs were phoul, servants suffered and everyone believed in an awesome afterlife. Discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped a dung beetle. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.

2018 is Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary.
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Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects - who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.

2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.
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Superhero Mum

Superhero Mum

Timothy Knapman ,  Joe Berger

$19.99
All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to Earth from Outer Space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!
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Not Yet Zebra

Not Yet Zebra

Lou Kuenzler ,  Julia Woolf

$19.99
Annie said to the animals, 'Please stand in a line. I'm painting my alphabet. Come one at a time! First Aardvark and Bear and Crocodile too. Not yet, Zebra. I'm not ready for you...' Annie wants to paint an alphabet using her animals, but Zebra simply can't wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn't get him anywhere - but he has to learn to wait his turn!
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Prince & Knight

Prince & Knight

Daniel Haack ,  Stevie Lewis

$19.99
In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place.

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn't quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met.

While they were away, a terrible dragon threatened their land, and all the soldiers fled. The prince rushed back to save his kingdom from the perilous beast and was met by a brave knight in a suit of brightly shining armor. Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along.
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The Bear in our Backyard

The Bear in our Backyard

Emma Middleton

$24.99
Does she sleep? Shall we peak? Is it really a Bear?

Shall we sneak outside and see if Bear is really there?

Tom and Tilly search for the bear who lives in thier backyard.

Will she come out and play?

A rare tribute to the small and magical moments that mums create every day.

Perfect for families expecting a new baby bear.
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Monty and Sylvester: A Tale of Everyday Super Heroes

Monty and Sylvester: A Tale of Everyday Super Heroes

Carly Gledhill

$24.99
Meet Monty and Sylvester (the latest super heroes on the block!) in this laugh-out-loud picture book tale.

Best friends Monty and Sylvester have been perfecting their 'super hero' skills. They've read the manual, they've got the outfits and now they are raring to go! All missions undertaken, however impossible. Better watch out, supervillains, these two mean business ...

A brilliantly original picture book about friendship and the imagination, from debut author and illustrator Carly Gledhill.
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How Many Trees?

How Many Trees?

Barroux

$24.99
A funny and thoughtful story about the power of little voices, from the creator of Where's the Elephant? and Welcome.

How many trees make a forest? Each of the animals think they know the answer but they just can't agree . . . Could a tiny, quiet voice have the answer?

Simple yet humorous, this charming story is told in Barroux's inimitable style and features a host of woodland creatures who children will love. The story encourages children to ask questions about nature and the environment and is a great way to open up discussion on a range of topics. Barroux tells his story with a light touch and a sprinkling of humour, which takes nothing away from the message - The Bookbag, praise for Welcome.
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Wait! (#4 Books That Drive Kids Crazy)

Wait! (#4 Books That Drive Kids Crazy)

Beck Stanton ,  Matt Stanton

$19.99
For the Grown-Ups:

'Wait! Just wait!' You find yourself saying this all the time, right?

Well, we're sorry, but you're gonna hate this book!

This book is going to make you wait too. Once you and the kids start reading it, you can't do anything else until it's finished.

You'll just have to ... wait.

And the kids will love it!

From the brilliant brains behind This Is a Ball, Did You Take the B from My -ook? and The Red Book comes a brand-new giggle-inducing bestseller!
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The Steves

The Steves

Morag Hood

$19.99
When Steve meets Steve, neither can believe it. Surely one of them must be the first Steve, the best Steve, the Stevest Steve... The claims of each puffin become sillier and sillier as the argument descends into name-calling - until both Steves realize there's really no need to fall out over a name. The feuding puffins perfectly reflect the sort of silly arguments children have - and The Steves shows just how pointless they are. The bold, brilliantly coloured, graphic illustrations will have you laughing out loud in this glorious book from Morag Hood, creator of the hilarious Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea and I Am Bat.
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Lovable Lottie and the Lost Toy

Lovable Lottie and the Lost Toy

Asia Upward

$19.99
We are introduced to Lottie over the first few pages before every day reveals Lottie in a beautiful setting with her toy `lost' somewhere in the scene. The toy is hiding in `plain sight'. The child or parent reading Loveable Lottie and the Lost Toy is encouraged to help Lottie `find' her toy on each page. Some scenes are easier to spot the `lost toy' than others. The book is photographed by Photographer Asia Upward whose passion for animals has been a creative part of her work.
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Oma's Buttons

Oma's Buttons

Tania Ingram

$24.99
Ruthie loves visiting her Oma. They always have lots of fun together.

One day Ruthie finds a pretty tin while playing hide and seek at her Oma's house. It's full of Oma's beautiful 'memory buttons' - each one reminds Oma of a special person in her life and a story to share with Ruthie.

And of course Ruthie must have a memory button of her own!
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My Mum is a Magician

My Mum is a Magician

Damon Young

$24.95
Some mums gulp green tea, with bitter barley blends. But my mum is a magician . . . her cup of coffee never ends.

All mums are different. But what if your mum was really different? What if your mum was a magician?
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Treasury of Curious George

Treasury of Curious George

H. A. Rey

$16.99
"He was a good little monkey and always very curious."

This is how H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced their now beloved troublemaker-hero to young readers in 1941. In this hefty 192-page hardcover treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Rey's original watercolour and charcoal style: Curious George Takes a Train (2002),Curious George Visits a Toy Store (2002), Curious George and the Dump Truck (1999), Curious George and the Birthday Surprise (2003), Curious George Goes Camping (1999), Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (2001), Curious George Visits the Library (2003), and Curious George in the Big City (2001). A wonderful collection for your own mischievous monkey.

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The Secret Garden: A BabyLit Storybook

The Secret Garden: A BabyLit Storybook

Mandy Archer ,  Jane Newland

$19.99
BabyLit Storybooks give classics new life for the next generation of early readers.

In The Secret Garden, preschoolers befriend robins and other animals along with Mary, Dickon, Martha, and Colin, experiencing the transformative magic of a well-loved garden. Little readers not only see the garden flourish, but they watch how Mary and Colin blossom with attention and friendship. Quotes from the original text are woven throughout this retelling, and the beautiful artwork creates a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond.

BabyLit primers have become the chic, smart way to introduce babies to the most beloved and readable literature of our time. Now a delightful collection of lap books for early readers and their parents is available. Each book in the BabyLit Storybook series retells a story from literary canon with easy-to-follow text and charming artwork. These delightful, engaging books are ideal for ages 3 to 5, but will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
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Missing Marvin

Missing Marvin

Sue DeGennaro

$24.99
Marvin loves his job.  He has never missed a day of work.

Sometimes his friends play jokes to pass the time.  Sometimes the jokes are on Marvin.

Then, one day, Marvin isnt where he usually is.

Where is Marvin?
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With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

Jo Witek

$21.99
A little girl honors her dad and all the fun they have together in this sweet companion to In My Heart. Our spunky heroine loves spending time with her dad. They ride bikes and swim in the pool! They can imagine exciting adventures, or just lounge around on a hot day. Being with her dad makes her feel safe and comforted, strong and powerful. She can confront the neighbor's dog and get thrown up in the air! And when she gets too scared, or too angry, nothing calms her down better than a big hug from dad. This addition to the bestselling Growing Hearts series will make an appealing gift for Father's Day.
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Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory

Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory

Erin Guendelsberger ,  David Leonard

$24.99
Age range 4 to 10 Out of this tank, I must be free.

I must explore the open sea!

Inky the octopus is bored with aquarium life and wants to escape to the ocean! But just how can an octopus in a tank get to the open seas? Find out in Inky the Octopus, the only tale of the mischievous octopus to be officially endorsed by the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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A-Z London: Panorama Pops

A-Z London: Panorama Pops

Anonymous

$12.99
The immediately recognizable London A-Z map is brought to life with bold colours and striking graphic design in this stylish souvenir. The book unfolds to reveal ten official A-Z maps of famous London areas, each accompanied by a 3-D pop-up of the area's most famous sight, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St Paul's and the Houses of Parliament.
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Ten Horse Farm

Ten Horse Farm

Robert Sabuda

$39.99
Watch with awe as majestic horses leap off the page when you open this stunning full-color pop-up book. Glorious images of horses grazing, prancing, and galloping in an idyllic farm setting are inspired by everyday scenes in rural America as well as by the real Ten Horse Farm (now an art studio) owned by artist and designer Robert Sabuda in upstate New York. This 3-D gem will draw horse enthusiasts of all ages.
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Hazel and Twig: The Birthday Fortune

Hazel and Twig: The Birthday Fortune

Burns Yu Brenna

$19.99
Twig's first birthday is coming up, and her whole family especially her older sister, Hazel is eager to see what she will choose at her doljabi. Whatever item Twig chooses will tell her fortune: Will she pick a hammer and grow up to be a builder? Will she pick a lute and grow up to be a musician? Hazel is hoping that Twig will choose the yarn, just like she did when she was Twig's age. When the big day arrives and Twig makes an unexpected choice, will Hazel be able to help figure out what the future might hold for her little sister? Sweet, serious Hazel and the adorable Twig are certain to win the hearts of readers, who will long to enter their cozy woodland world.
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Apes to Zebras: An A-Z of Shape Poems

Apes to Zebras: An A-Z of Shape Poems

Roger Stevens ,  Liz Brownlee ,  Sue Hardy-Dawson

$21.99
This gorgeous collection of animal poems from Roger Stevens, Liz Brownlee and Sue Hardy-Dawson will entrance and delight in equal measure. Featuring a full alphabet of animals, birds, and insects, with the odd extinct or imaginary creature thrown in, these beautiful shape poems are a perfect way to introduce children to poetry. Some funny, some serious, there is something here for everyone.
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Car, Car, Truck, Jeep

Car, Car, Truck, Jeep

Katrina Charman ,  Nick Sharratt

$14.99
This book is bursting with cars, buses, planes, trains, trucks, diggers and many more things that go. Add to that a text that is read aloud to the tune of `Baa, Baa, Black Sheep' and ... What a combination!

Car, car, truck, jeep, have you any fuel? Yes, sir, yes, sir, three tanks full.

One for the red bus, one for the train, and one for the pilot in her jumbo jet plane.

With bold, colourful illustrations by the instantly recognisable Nick Sharratt and text by talented newcomer Katrina Charman, vehicle-obsessed little ones will never want to put this book down.
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Little Whale

Little Whale

Jo Weaver

$15.99
Told through the eyes of a whale and her calf, this mesmerisingly beautiful book is a story of migration, family and the strength of parental love.

We're going home, Little Whale, said her mother.

Travelling from the warm weather of the south, through coral reefs, kelp forests and glittering shoals of fish, Little Whale follows her mother north. For in the icy north is their family - but also great danger...

With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's illustrations have the feel of an instant classic celebrating the tender relationship between parent and child.

Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.
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Zoom

Zoom

Sha'an d'Anthes

$16.99
A visually stunning picture book for children aged 4+ filled with action and sounds that make it a delight to read aloud. From a young Sydney-based artist who is taking Instagram by storm with her gorgeous artwork.

Scout is an inventor, a dreamer, a do-er. After breakfast, Scout builds a rocket and flies to outer space to explore our solar system and the animals that make up the universe. When the rocket starts running low on fuel, it's time to go home and get ready for bed. Because even the most intrepid explorers need their sleep.

Zoom is an adventure story full of fun sounds and action that is a delight to read aloud.
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Quick as a Wink, Fairy Pink

Quick as a Wink, Fairy Pink

Lesley Gibbes ,  Sara Acton

$14.99
Lesley Gibbes' and Sara Acton's delightful bedtime book is guaranteed to make every toddler jump into bed as quick as a wink to have this story read to them.  Five little flutter fairies going off to bed.Fairy Blue, Fairy Green, Fairy Gold, and Red. But one of them is hiding. Which fairy do you think?
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The New Baby

The New Baby

Lisa Stickley

$14.99
Lisa Stickley's third children's book is all about the first year in the life of a baby, as told by his big sister. From first arriving home to sitting up and crawling, and with sound effects to accompany the actions, this book is a voyage of discovery, full of fun, wonder and beautiful observation.
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When Grandad Was a Penguin

When Grandad Was a Penguin

Morag Hood

$14.99
Last time I went to see Grandad, he seemed a little different.

What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Find out in this brilliantly funny and heartwarming story from talented author and illustrator, Morag Hood. Boys and girls alike will love the witty, sweet and brilliantly surreal depiction of everyday settings and situations in this fish-out-of-water story with a difference.

When Grandad was a Penguin is perfect for sharing with children (and grandads) young and old.

Morag Hood's artwork is gorgeously bold and stylish and her illustrative talent and keen eye for design won her a place as runner up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration.
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Tidy: Book and CD Pack

Tidy: Book and CD Pack

Emily Gravett

$16.99
Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award 2017

A book and CD version of the brilliantly funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy - read by comedian and actor Lenny Henry.

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realize the error of his ways and set things right?

Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness of the illustrations and the many comic details make Tidy a very special book. It even has a die-cut cover and flaps. Once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave.

Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows. Lenny Henry is the perfect reader for this funny, jaunty story.
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Amos & Boris

Amos & Boris

William Steig ,  William Steig

$14.99
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale are friends who have very little in common. Boris rescues Amos, who has set out to sail the seas - but might there be a time when Boris needs rescuing too?

An awardwinning fable and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year from classic creator, William Steig.
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Oh, So Many Kisses!

Oh, So Many Kisses!

Maura Finn ,  Jenny Cooper

$15.99
The cuddliest, cosiest, most heart-warming book of kisses. A kiss from Mum, Dad, Grandma, a shy kiss between friends, a slimy kiss between frogs, and even the snuffly little kiss of a baby piglet. Acclaimed author Maura Finn takes us on a journey through life's littlest, most memorable moments, right through to bedtime.

- The perfect book to snuggle up with this Mother's Day
- With gorgeous watercolour illustrations by NZ's cherished illustrator, Jenny Cooper
- A celebration of diversity, featuring babies and families from all walks of life, plus the cutest of animals - from kittens to pandas!
- Told in gentle rhyme, perfect to read over and over to the littlies
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Grandma is Precious

Grandma is Precious

Laine Mitchell ,  Alison Edgson

$16.99
My grandma is precious. She is sweet and lovely. I love my dear grandma...and my grandma loves me.

Share special times with the baby animals and their grandmas as they play, dance and explore the world together!
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The Lost Penguin: An Oliver and Patch Story

The Lost Penguin: An Oliver and Patch Story

Kate Hindley ,  Claire Freedman

$16.99
The welcome return of Oliver and Patch - this time with Ruby and a lost baby penguin too!

Everyone fell in love with these special characters in Oliver and Patch, finding their way in a big city and making new friends. In this story the three friends visit the zoo. They growl at the tigers, smile at the meerkats and laugh at the funny penguins. But when Peep, a little penguin who's new to the zoo, goes missing, the friends must set off together to bring him home.

But it isn't always easy to agree on a plan, and the friends have to overcome some disagreements before everything works out.
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Izzy Gizmo

Izzy Gizmo

Pip Jones ,  Sara Ogilvie

$14.99
Meet Izzy Gizmo - a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff; Daddy's Sandwich) brought brilliantly to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the best-selling illustrator of TheDetective Dog, Sara Ogilvie.

Izzy Gizmo, a girl who LOVED to invent, carried her tool bag wherever she went in case she discovered a thing to be mended, or a gadget to tweak to make to make it more splendid.

Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly again?

Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Prize 2017, this empowering book is perfect for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
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Can't Catch Me!

Can't Catch Me!

Timothy Knapman ,  Simona Ciraolo

$16.99
A wicked, wild read-aloud romp from Timothy Knapman, author of Soon, and Simona Ciraolo, winner of the Sebastian Walker Prize, this is the story of Jake ... the fastest mouse there ever was. NO ONE can catch him. Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear. Can't catch me, teases Jake. I'm the fastest mouse in the world! But cunning Old Tom Cat has his eye on that sweet, young mouse for his dinner and he's got a plan
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Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

Fran Manushkin ,  Lauren Tobia

$16.99
Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-coloured babies, peaches and cream, too splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you! A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood. A wonderful gift book for new mums and toddlers, all children can see themselves, and open their eyes to the world around them, in this sweet, scrumptious celebration of skin in all its many, many, wonderful forms.
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King of the Sky

King of the Sky

Nicola Davies ,  Laura Carlin

$16.99
A breathtaking new picture book by children's author Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, winner of the Bratislava Illustration Biennale and the Bologna Ragazzi Prize for Illustration. Starting a new life in a new country, a young boy feels lost and alone until he meets an old man who keeps racing pigeons. Together they pin their hopes on a race across Europe and the special bird they believe can win it: King of the Sky. Nicola Davies' beautiful story an immigrant's tale with a powerful resonance in our troubled times is illustrated by an artist who makes the world anew with every picture. A musical adaptation of King of the Sky has already met with success on the stage, shown two years running at the Hay Festival and due to tour Welsh theatres next spring.
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Books Always Everywhere

Books Always Everywhere

Jane Blatt ,  Sarah Massini

$14.99
For the very young, books can be anything from a chair to a hat, but the best thing they can be is... a book... And it's never too soon to share a good book with your little ones. The simple text, written by debut author Jane Blatt, is brought to life by Sarah Massini's delightful and nostalgic illustrations of babies and toddlers discovering the magical new world of books.
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Listen to the Birds From Around the World

Listen to the Birds From Around the World

Marion Billet

$18.99
Adults and children alike will be enchanted by this stunning new addition to the popular Listen to the... board book series. Aimed at the very young, this book has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six different bird sounds from around the world to join in with, from a toucan to a kingfisher!
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Listen to the Music from Around the World

Listen to the Music from Around the World

Marion Billet

$18.99
Adults and children alike will be enchanted by this stunning new addition to the popular Listen to the... board book series. Aimed at the very young, this book has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six different types of instruments from around the world to join in with, from the bagpipes to the bongos!
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Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle ,  Eric Carle

$16.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 44 million copies worldwide, in over 60 languages. In this brand new lift-the-flap story, it's evening and everyone is going to sleep - children can lift-the-flap on each page to discover which animal is settling down for the night. Who's that hiding on the very last page? Could it be everyone's favourite caterpillar...? A fun, interactive way to learn about different animals and where they settle down to sleep. The perfect bedtime read.
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Brown Bear Lift-the-Flap

Brown Bear Lift-the-Flap

Bill Martin ,  Eric Carle

$16.99
Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric's colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language.
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My Circle Book: My First Book

My Circle Book: My First Book

Agnese Baruzzi

$14.99
This new series of small square-shaped booklets with rounded corners will guide the toddlers to discover the basic geometric shapes (circle, triangle, square and rectangle), with simple drawings in contrasting colours, joyfully illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, and brief accompanying texts that suggest where these shapes can be found in everyday life
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My Rectangle Book: My First Book

My Rectangle Book: My First Book

Agnese Baruzzi

$14.99
This new series of small square-shaped booklets with rounded corners will guide the toddlers to discover the basic geometric shapes (circle, triangle, square and rectangle), with simple drawings in contrasting colours, joyfully illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, and brief accompanying texts that suggest where these shapes can be found in everyday life
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My Square Book: My First Book

My Square Book: My First Book

Agnese Baruzzi

$14.99
This new series of small square-shaped booklets with rounded corners will guide the toddlers to discover the basic geometric shapes (circle, triangle, square and rectangle), with simple drawings in contrasting colours, joyfully illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, and brief accompanying texts that suggest where these shapes can be found in everyday life
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My Triangle Book: My First Book

My Triangle Book: My First Book

Agnese Baruzzi

$14.99
This new series of small square-shaped booklets with rounded corners will guide the toddlers to discover the basic geometric shapes (circle, triangle, square and rectangle), with simple drawings in contrasting colours, joyfully illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, and brief accompanying texts that suggest where these shapes can be found in everyday life
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Hello, World! Dinosaurs

Hello, World! Dinosaurs

Jill McDonald

$12.99
Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms (oT. rex's arms were very small, even though its body was largeo) and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It's a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.

Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series- Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, and My Body.
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Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Jez Alborough ,  Jez Alborough

$14.99
For over 25 years, children have read and loved this fabulous shout-out-loud story of a case of mistaken identity among teddy bears! A phenomenal bestseller, Where's My Teddy? tells the tale of Little Eddy who loses his toy teddy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods where he's in for a gigantic surprise!
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Where Is Little Fish?

Where Is Little Fish?

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$11.99
Little Fish is playing hide-and-seek with his fishy friends. Can you find him? Babies and toddlers will love searching for Little Fish behind the coral, beneath the shell and inside a treasure chest. This gorgeous lift-the-flap book features the vibrant artwork of Lucy Cousins, multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. The colourful flaps are big and sturdy, perfect for little hands. First introduced in Hooray for Fish!, Little Fish is a spotty, playful fish who loves to splish and splash with his friends. He loves Mummy Fish best of all, who's always got time for a kiss!
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Count with Little Fish

Count with Little Fish

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$11.99
Join Little Fish on an underwater journey, and count from 1 to 10 along the way. Little readers will love Lucy Cousins' bright, bold characters and will delight at the final page, teeming with colourful fish of all shapes and sizes. Inspired by Hooray for Fish!, this charming counting book features the spotty Little Fish and his fishy friends! Perfect for babies and toddlers and fans of Lucy Cousins, multi-award-winning creator of Maisy.
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Who Is Sleeping?

Who Is Sleeping?

Petr Horacek ,  Petr Horacek

$11.99
Who is sleeping in the river, under the leaf and in the tree? Lift the flaps to find out and discover a sleepy surprise at the end, in this colourful bedtime board book from acclaimed author/illustrator Petr Horacek.
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Who Is the Biggest?

Who Is the Biggest?

Petr Horacek ,  Petr Horacek

$11.99
Who is the biggest, who is the tallest and who is the noisiest? Lift the flaps and find out in this colourful board book from acclaimed author/illustrator Petr Horacek.
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We Come Apart

We Come Apart

Sarah Crossan ,  Brian Conaghan

$14.99
YA stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers' hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross'd lovers.

Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn't left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they're picking up litter in the park for community service. He's so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She's got a lot to hide.

Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad's fists are the most powerful force in Nicu's life, and in the end, he'll have to do what his dad wants.

As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can't be together, forever, and stay safe - can they?

An extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration between two stars of YA. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman, Rainbow Rowell and John Green.
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After the Death of Anna Gonzales

After the Death of Anna Gonzales

Terri Fields

$16.99
Did you hear?

Who told you?

Do you think it's really true?

Brutally honest and authentic in tone, this collection of voices centers on the suicide of high school freshman Anna Gonzales. Each piece, read alone, portrays a classmate's or teacher's personal reaction to the loss, taken hard by some, by others barely noticed. Read together, the poems create a richly textured and moving testimony to the rippling effects of one girl's devastating choice. Terri Fields has written a thought-provoking, important work that resonates with both pain and hope. This is a book that will stay with readers long after they put it down.
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As She Fades

As She Fades

Abbi Glines

$16.99
On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale's brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can't deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she's not immune to Slate's charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship. Then, Crawford wakes up... with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she's in Slate's territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn. Glines' millions of fans will adore As She Fades, a novel as romantic as it is full of twists and unexpected turns.
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Stratification: Book One

Stratification: Book One

Ilsa Evans

$19.99
In 2023, with global conflict escalating, a paranoid billionaire develops a force field designed to provide safety to those shielded beneath. Five hundred years later, the society under the shield is very different. Gods rule with an iron fist and the lives of everyone else revolves around serving their interests or reproducing the dwindling population. Bu the balance of power is about to shift. Now eighteen, Grady Pryndot sets out on the travels that mark her coming of age. Her mother has never told her the truth about her father. Her teacher has never told her the truth about her legacy. Grady is about to challenge the world order because Grady is not who she thinks she is.
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Super Moopers: Quiet Quinn

Super Moopers: Quiet Quinn

Fiona Harris ,  Scott Edgar

$12.99
Welcome to Moopertown! In Moopertown, everyone is special in their own special way!

Quinn just wants a little PEACE. It's not that he doesn't love busy Moopertown it's just that he prefers a quiet life. But Quinn is so quiet that he's sometimes overlooked by the other Moopers. And sometimes theyforget he's even there!

Poor Quinn. How does a quiet Mooper fit in a rowdy place like Moopertown?
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Alfred's War

Alfred's War

Rachel Bin Salleh ,  Samantha Fry

$19.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- There's always a number of picture books released at this time of year on the ANZAC experience, but this one is a little different. Alfred lives on the road, but every Anzac Day he makes sure to attend the dawn service. Alfred fought in the war, but he was one of the forgotten soldiers - an Aboriginal man who signed up for adventure and travel, as many young men did. This quiet and poignant book does not preach, but conveys its powerful message of how war made all men equal, but peace did not. The simple illustrations have a muted pallette, but are effective and make for good discussion points. Young primary readers. Lindy Jones

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Age range 3 to 10 Alfred's War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen who returned from the WWI battlelines. Alfred was just a young man when he was injured and shipped home from France. Neither honoured as a returned soldier or offered government support afforded to non-Indigenous servicemen, Alfred took up a solitary life walking the back roads - billy tied to his swag, finding work where he could.

Alfred was a forgotten soldier. Although he had fought bravely in the Great War, as an Aboriginal man he wasn't classed as a citizen of his own country. Yet Alfred always remembered his friends in the trenches and the mateship they had shared. Sometimes he could still hear the never-ending gunfire in his head and the whispers of diggers praying. Every year on ANZAC Day, Alfred walked to the nearest town, where he would quietly stand behind the people gathered and pay homage to his fallen mates.

Rachel Bin Salleh's poignant narrative opens our hearts to the sacrifice and contribution that Indigenous people have made to Australia's war efforts, the true extent of which is only now being revealed. 
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Children of Blood and Bone (#1 Orisha Legacy)

Children of Blood and Bone (#1 Orisha Legacy)

Tomi Adeyemi

$16.99
The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion picture Storms the boundaries of imagination The New York Times A brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love Publisher's Weekly They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us.

NOW WE RISE.

Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zelie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orisha, where snow leoponaires prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to control her powers - and her growing feelings for an enemy.
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KinderGuides early learning guide to Homer's The Odyssey

KinderGuides early learning guide to Homer's The Odyssey

Melissa Medina ,  Yeji Yun

$27.99
Age range 4 to 8 Come with us on an epic journey through ancient Greek mythology, where one-eyed giants and 6-headed sea monsters are only some of the obstacles our hero, Odysseus, has to overcome. With our beautifully illustrated story summary and analysis, you and your child can experience the greatest adventure story ever written, and even learn a bit about the legendary storyteller, Homer. More than picture books, our educational learning guides offer an interactive story time for adult literature fans and their children, or as we like to call them-future lit fans.
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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Isabel Sanchez Vegara ,  Zafouko Yamamoto

$19.99
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this mini biography for readers as young as four years. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison ,  Vashti Harrison

$24.99
Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world's history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history - from nurse Mary Seacole, to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey.

Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things.
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From Farm to Table: Grains

From Farm to Table: Grains

Wild Dog Books

$14.95
Take an in-depth look at these amazing foodstuffs, and how they get from farms to our table. Grains are one of the main food groups, and are used in a wide range of products consumed by billions of people every day!
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From Farm to Table: Dairy

From Farm to Table: Dairy

Wild Dog Books

$14.95
Take an in-depth look at these amazing foodstuffs, and how they get from farms to our table. Dairy is one of the main food groups, and it is used in a wide range of products consumed by billions of people every day!
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KinderGuides early learning guide to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

KinderGuides early learning guide to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Melissa Medina ,  Fredrik Colting ,  Lett Yice

$27.99
Age range 4 to 8 There's a ball at Netherfield and you are invited! Join Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as they dance through, not only the great ball room, but this illustrated learning guide to Jane Austen's most famous novel. With our simplified, kid-friendly summary and analysis this fanciful piece of classic literature will delight both children and parents. More than picture books, our educational learning guides offer an interactive story time for adult literature fans and their children, or as we like to call them - future lit fans.
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KinderGuides early learning guide to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

KinderGuides early learning guide to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

Melissa Medina ,  Fredrik Colting ,  Madalina Andronic

$27.99
Age range 4 to 8 Orphans, attic ghosts and afternoon tea all come together in our illustrated learning guide to Jane Eyre. As we follow our heroine, Jane, from childhood to womanhood, we see her brilliance shine as she learns how to love and be loved. Fantastically illustrated, we also explore the life of author, Charlotte Bronte, and the Victorian era in which this classic love story is set. More than picture books, our educational learning guides offer an interactive story time for adult literature fans and their children, or as we like to call them - future lit fans.
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After the Fall: From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Adventures of Beekle

After the Fall: From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Adventures of Beekle

Dan Santat

$16.99
Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened afterwards?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid birdwatcher whose favourite place to be is high up on the city wall - that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

This masterful picture book will remind readers of all ages that life begins when you get back up.
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Horton Hears a Who and Other Horton Stories

Horton Hears a Who and Other Horton Stories

Dr. Seuss

$19.99
Three fantastic adventures with everyone's favourite big-hearted elephant! Horton the Elephant is BIG, big-hearted, and one of Dr. Seuss's most beloved creations! Join him in this collection of adventures and cheer for Horton as he saves the Whos, hatches the egg, and brings that special Horton kindness to everyone he meets.

Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hatches the EggHorton and the KwuggerbugThe perfect book for reading aloud with young children, or for more confident readers to tackle on their own.
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The Hey Jack Collection

The Hey Jack Collection

Rupert Degas ,  Sally Rippin

$29.95
Join Jack in his first collection of crazy adventures - he might be shy, but he shines in his school musical, builds excellent Lego castles and even makes his own robot costumes out of cardboard boxes!

The Crazy Cousins: Jack's in the mood for mooching around, not playing with his crazy cousins! But will his bad mood spoil the whole day?

The Robot Blues: Jack is invited to a costume party, and he's made an awesome robot suit. But what if the other kids at the party think it's lame?

The Winning Goal: It's Jack's first day at soccer! He really wants to kick a goal, but the coach has made him goalie. There's no glory in goal keeping, is there?

The Scary Solo: Jack's best friend got the solo that he wanted, and he's a bit mad. But when things go wrong on concert night, can Jack save the day?

The Worry Monsters: Jack hates spelling. He has a test coming up, but he doesn't want to practise for it. What will happen if he leaves it too late?
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Octonauts: The Dolphin Reef Rescue And Other Stories

Octonauts: The Dolphin Reef Rescue And Other Stories

Full Cast

$24.95
Join the team of adventure heroes who dive right into action – the fourth collection of episodes adapted from the immensely popular TV series!

Join the Octonauts in this fourth collection of exciting underwater adventures adapted from the popular children’s television series! The Octonauts are a team of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers who are always ready to dive into action. The Octonauts mission is to explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect our oceans.

1. The Oarfish
2. Creature Report: Oarfish
3. The Combtooth Blenny
4. Creature Report: Combtooth Blenny
5. The Jellyfish Bloom
6. Creature Report: Jellyfish
7. The Baby Dolphin
8. Creature Report: Dolphins
9. The Scary Spookfish
10. Creature Report: Spookfish
11. The Arctic Orcas
12. Creature Report: Orcas
13. The Slime Eels
14. Creature Report: Slime Eels
15. The Enormous Elephant Seal
16. Creature Report: Elephant Seal
17. The Sardine School
18. Creature Report: Sardines
19. The Dolphin Reef Rescue
20. Creature Report: Dolphins
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Here Be Monsters!

Here Be Monsters!

Bill Wallis ,  Alan Snow

$29.95
Meet the Boxtrolls! The book that inspired the film!

There's an emergency in Ratbridge!

Only orphan Arthur and his new friends Willbury Nibble QC, Marjorie the inventor, a timid cabbagehead and some very excitable boxtrolls can save the day! But are they really up to the job?

Why has the evil Snatcher taken up residence in Cheese Hall? Who has stolen Marjorie's latest invention? And who knew that rats were so good at removing stains?

Find out in this amazing and fun romp!
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