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How Trains Work

How Trains Work

Clive Gifford & James Gulliver Hancock

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All aboard! From the fastest to the longest, the oldest to the newest, through tunnels, across bridges and up mountainsides, take a fascinating ride through the world of trains in this brilliant new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

In this follow-up to How Cities Work and How Airports Work, young readers travel through history and around the world to find out everything they ever wanted to know about trains. Unfold pages and lift flaps to reveal bustling stations, old steam locomotives fuelled with coal, and high-speed trains zooming across Japan at almost 400 miles per hour!

And that's not all. See how trains reach the top of mountains, transport people under cities, and work beneath the sea. And don't forget to dress up - we'll take you on some luxurious journeys including the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok, and The Ghan, which runs all the way across Australia!

How Trains Work is jam-packed with amazing facts and awesome illustrations, and was created in consultation with Anthony Coulls, Senior Curator of Rail Transport & Technology, National Railway Museum, UK.

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

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The Flag Book: The Amzing Stories Behind the World's Flags

The Flag Book: The Amzing Stories Behind the World's Flags

Lonely Planet Kids

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Welcome to the amazing world of flags! Did you know that each flag is actually a picture that sends a message to everyone who sees it?

In The Flag Book, Lonely Planet Kids introduces you to the flags of every country in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and tells you what their design, colours, and images represent, along with lots of other incredible facts.

What's the only country that doesn't have a rectangular flag? Why does Hawaii's state flag feature the UK's Union Jack in one corner? And what do the 13 stripes of the USA's Star Spangled Banner represent? You'll find out the answer to all these and much, much more.

We'll then show you the other fascinating ways flags are used throughout the world. Learn the International Code of Flag Symbols to communicate with ships at sea; read about flags used in sports, like Formula 1's chequered flag; marvel at flags commemorating world records and incredible human achievements; and peer with a microscope at the planet's smallest flag, which is no wider than a human hair.

But that's not all! Travel back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy and have your timbers shivered by the bloodthirsty flags of `Black Bart' Roberts and his fellow pirates sailing the Caribbean.

Chapters include:

What are flags for? Speaking in flag Flag designs Coats of arms Pirate flags Ships and aeroplane flags The world's oldest flags Semaphore flags Flag record breakers Flag tales Sports flags International flags About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
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Seek and Find Cities: A Globetrotting Adventure

Seek and Find Cities: A Globetrotting Adventure

Kate Baker ,  Sandra de la Prada

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Join travellers Cat and Bird as they explore the world in this fun search-and-find book. With every turn of the page, there's a new busy city scene to discover - a colourful carnival in Rio, a funfair in Paris, a treasure-filled souk in Morocco.

Our intrepid duo have spent all year planning their amazing trip: a city-hopping tour around the globe! They've packed their bags and are ready to go, but they need your help...

In each city there are all kinds of things to spot, from tasty festival food and traditional hats to a famous landmark, a unique souvenir and a local animal or two. You'll need to hunt high and low, peep inside buildings and search among the crowds. And don't forget to look for Cat and Bird in every city too.

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
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Hidden Wonders

Hidden Wonders

Nicole Maggi

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Take a journey into the unknown and discover the planet's wildest and most wonderful sights. Paddle through the eerie glowworm caves of New Zealand, ride with the wild horses of the Namib desert, swing off the end of the world in Ecuador, and be amazed at hundreds more wonders you never knew existed!

This travel companion for the incurably curious is your guide to finding the world's most amazing secret places. So grab your compass and let's get started as you explore the far corners of our world. Start your adventure in the west at Hawaii's Pineapple Garden Maze, before travelling along the line of longitude to Vanuatu's underwater post office.

Get ready to bungee jump off a road to nowhere in the Brazilian jungle, or lose yourself in the world's largest maze. Whether deep underwater in a prehistoric grotto or high on a cliff at the tip of a rock troll's tongue, afloat on waters as pink as a rose or swimming with pigs on a sandy beach, adventure awaits around every corner.

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
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Summer Time

Summer Time

Hilary Bell ,  Antonia Pesenti

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Age range 3+ Summer is here. Put your school shoes away, The long, lazy days can begin.

Mangoes and magpies, municipal pools...

Take a deep breath and dive in.

The bestselling creators of Alphabetical Sydney and Numerical Street are back with their new picture book, Summer Time - a stunning tribute to an Australian summer.

'Summer Time, Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti's third picture book collaboration, explores ideas of time within the grand nostalgic mythology of Australian summer...

The rhyming verse is rich and evocative, making good use of both rhythm and imagery...

Pesenti's pleasing collage-style illustrations complement Bell's linguistic portraits; a colour palette both bright and gentle evokes the harsh Australian light and the haze of memory.' - Books + Publishing Teachers' Notes available here
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Cunning Crow

Cunning Crow

Gregg Dreise

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Age range 5 to 12 Remember - beauty comes from within...

Way back, before once-upon-a-time, there was the Dreamtime when all the birds were white. One of those white birds was a crow called Waan.

One day a big storm came through and a magnificent rainbow appeared. When the birds passed through the rainbow, one by one, their feathers took on its beautiful colours.

Waan flew through the rainbow too and his feathers became a beautiful red and orange. But Waan was jealous of the other birds. He wanted to be more beautifully coloured than anyone. So Waan hatched a cunning plan.

But things did not go the way Waan wanted...
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The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake

The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake

Jessica Courtney-Tickle

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This tale of a prince, a beautiful swan princess and an evil sorcerer begins in a woodland clearing far, far away. It is Prince Siegfried's 21st birthday. He is playing games with his friends when his mother, the Queen, arrives to tell him he needs to stop having fun and start looking after the kingdom. Prince Siegfried dreams of running away.

He follows an enchanting flock of swans to a clearing by a lake, where four of the little cygnets begin to dance. The most beautiful swan transforms into the Princess Odette, who tells him that she has been cursed to turn into a swan by day and return to her natural form at night by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. As the prince and Odette dance, they begin to fall in love.

The story follows Prince Siegfried as he attends his birthday party, is tricked into proposing to Von Rothbart's daughter Odile and returns to the lake to battle the evil sorcerer. Will the prince be reunited with his swan princess?

As you and your little one journey through the magical scenes, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the ballet's music. At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with details about his composition of Swan Lake. Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms and musical techniques that make them so powerful. A glossary defines musical terms.

The Story Orchestra series brings classical music to life for children through gorgeously illustrated retellings of classic ballet stories paired with 10-second sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores.
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We Love You, Mr Panda

We Love You, Mr Panda

Steve Antony

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Everyone's favourite grumpy Panda is looking for love in this laugh-out-loud funny picture book!

Mr Panda is offering free hugs to all his animal friends. But they are all too busy hugging each other! Does nobody love Mr Panda?

Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda.

PLEASE MR PANDA THANK YOU MR PANDA I'LL WAIT MR PANDA GOODNIGHT MR PANDA MR PANDA'S COLOURS MR PANDA'S FEELINGS
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Moonfish

Moonfish

Graeme Base

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The acclaimed creator of Animalia brings us a stunning tale of magical, dream-like worlds hidden beneath the surface and wild and wonderful creatures above.

A moving, visually gorgeous fable about family, belonging and growing up to be more than you ever dreamed possible.
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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

Sami Bayly

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Marvel as you enter the fascinating hidden world of ugly animals in this encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom's most unusual and beauty-challenged species. It's time for ugly animals to shine!

With more than sixty ugly animals to explore, this compendium of the unusual celebrates the beauty in 'ugliness'. Children and adults alike will pore over the breathtaking scientific illustrations of unusual animals, debating their relative ugliness and merits, learning about science and nature along the way.

Featuring illustrations and facts about the thorniest species the animal kingdom has to offer, from the naked mole rat to the goblin shark, aye-aye, sphinx cat, blobfish and many more 'ugly' beauties.

This gorgeous hardcover book is illustrated in exquisite detail by exciting new Australian talent, Sami Bayly.
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Stephen Biesty's More Incredible Cross-sections

Stephen Biesty's More Incredible Cross-sections

Stephen Biesty ,  Richard Platt

$29.99
This illustrated book for children shows you how things work. Look inside the human body, explore the magic of Venice, and take a tour around a movie studio - and much more!

Part of a unique series that the Guardian in 2016 voted one of the best illustrated non-fiction books ever, More Incredible Cross-sections is Stephen Biesty at the top of his game. In this updated edition with a refreshed, contemporary style, he gives readers an exploded view of 12 objects, places, landmarks, and modes of transport. But look closer! In every picture is an alien who has lost his way- can you find him?

As you pore over Stephen Biesty's superbly detailed pages, you will also discover loads of awesome facts. Did you know that steam engines were notoriously difficult to stop, leading to frequent accidents? Or that people at an Antarctic research base rely on supplies from an aircraft's parachute drops during winter?

From windmills to cities, airports to space stations, More Incredible Cross-sections is for curious minds of any age interested in finding out how our amazing world works.
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The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

Aaron Blabey

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All hail Crown Prince Marmalade! SURRENDER to his evil magnificence! KNEEL before his butt-handed glory! Or . . . like . . . DONT!

The BAD GUYS and even BADDER GIRLS might have been knocked down, but does that mean theyll stay down? NO WAY, CHICOS! Whip out your war cry and pull on your party pants. Its the ULTIMATE BATTLE between BAD and BAAAAAAD! Its season finale time, playas!
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The Return of Thelma the Unicorn

The Return of Thelma the Unicorn

Aaron Blabey ,  Aaron Blabey

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Thelma the Unicorn is back and more fabulous than ever! The whole wide world was overjoyed! Her fans all went berserk. But this time Thelma had her friend and that's what made it work. The world misses its favorite unicorn, but Thelma is reluctant to don her horn and sparkles again. However, with the support of her best friend Otis, she realizes the importance of spreading love and joy -- no matter what people think.

Bestselling author Aaron Blabey's sweet and funny follow-up to Thelma the Unicorn will have young readers cheering for Thelma and Otis as they learn to love who they are... even if they don't have sparkles.
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The Man in the Water

The Man in the Water

David Burton

$19.95
On his first day of year ten, Shaun sees his first dead body.

When 16-year-old Shaun discovers a dead body in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone.

Shaun's father drowned a few years ago, and now his mum and the authorities questions whether he saw a body at all.

Determined to show the town the truth, Shaun and his best friend, Will, open their own investigation. But what they discover is far more sinister than a mining mishap or a murder, and reveals a darkness below the surface of their small mining town.
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The Somerset Tsunami

The Somerset Tsunami

Emma Carroll

$14.99
'My name is Fortune and I am on trial for my life. They say I did magic that made the sea disappear, then come back again so monstrous and so fast no person could out-run the waves. The sea came so far inland, cows climbed trees to escape! But I didn't do magic. All I did was save a drowning boy: I pray he'll now speak the truth and save me . . .' The year is 1607. When a catastrophic flood hits the Somerset coast, young sailor-in-disguise Fortune gets the blame. Locals are convinced witchcraft is at work. And Fortune - who is secretive, suspiciously good at swimming and, to everyone's surprise, a girl - is an obvious scapegoat. Even saving the life of her rival's only son doesn't clear her name. If anything, it makes matters worse . . .
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Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups

Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups

Lauren Child

$14.99
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is back in this hilarious and gloriously illustrated book for ages six and up from the superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child.

These stories are about the days when the Bobton-Trents had it cushy, very cushy indeed.

The Bobton-Trent seniors certainly know how to make the most of their extravagant wealth - socialising, doing things, buying things and generally being more than a little bit ... irresponsible...

Luckily for them, their son Hubert Horatio is an exceptionally intelligent, talented and sensible child.

Unluckily for Hubert, this tends to mean that a lot of his spare time is spent steering his rather unruly set of grown-ups out of trouble.

Legendary children's writer and Waterstones Children's Laureate 2017-2019 Lauren Child revisits one of her most popular characters in these brand-new, laugh-out-loud stories about the rather unconventional Bobton-Trents! The perfect gift for children aged six and up.
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Australian Sea Life

Australian Sea Life

Matt Chun

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In this stunning companion to Australian Birds, Matt Chun takes to the oceans to explore Australia's most fascinating sea creatures, from the great white shark to the tiny soldier crab.

Matt Chun's unique way of rendering our natural world will spark young readers' imaginations and evoke awe in all nature enthusiasts.
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A Tale of Magic...

A Tale of Magic...

Chris Colfer

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A new series set in the LAND OF STORIES universe from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans!

Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has always known she was destined for great things--that is, if she can survive the oppressive Southern Kingdom. Her only escape are books, but since it's illegal for women to read in her country, she has to find creative ways of acquiring them. Working as a maid at her local library gives her the perfect excuse to be near them and allows her to sneak a few titles home when no one is looking. But one day Brystal uncovers a secret section of the library and finds a book about magic that changes her life forever.

Magic is despised and outlawed throughout the world--Brystal is well aware of the severe consequences the book may bring--but her curiosity gets the best of her. By reading some of the text aloud, strange phenomena begin to occur and Brystal discovers she is capable of magic! And the more she practices it, the harder it becomes to hide.

After being caught and convicted, Brystal is saved by a mysterious woman named Madame Weatherberry. The woman takes Brystal to her Academy of Magic and teaches her to become a fairy. While Brystal studies magic and befriends the other students, Madame Weatherberry is suddenly called away on suspicious matters. When she doesn't return, Brystal and her friends work together to find and save their instructor. Along the way, the students discover Madame Weatherberry's true intentions for the academy are not what they seem, and they come face to face with a sinister plot that puts the fate of the world, and the fate of magic itself, in grave danger...
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The Dog Who Lost His Bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Eoin Colfer ,  P. J. Lynch

$16.99
A warm, uplifting story for young readers about a boy and his dog and the power of music to heal; a first-time collaboration from two Irish Children's Laureates.

Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for a long as he can remember - and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a buddy more than ever.

In his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of BAD PEOPLE. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an AWESOME BOY - his BOY. Maybe when they find each other he will learn to BARK again...
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Christmas Wonder

Christmas Wonder

Vikki Conley ,  Cheryl Orsini

$19.99
Cracker bang!

Stars above.

Christmas wonder.

Peace and love.

The unique magic of an Australian Christmas is perfectly captured in this joyful celebration of love, pavlova and precious family moments.
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Ella Diaries #17: Time to Shine

Ella Diaries #17: Time to Shine

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$12.99
Ella, Zoe and Ammy are excited to be working together on a SPECIAL PROJECT to present to their entire class!

They plan the most aMAZing cooking video... but then everything goes wrong! First the recipes dont work, and then Ella finds herself caught in the middle of a FIGHT between Zoe and Ammy!

Can they get it together and finish their video?

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The Top Secret Interdimensional Notes of Buttons McGinty: Book 2

The Top Secret Interdimensional Notes of Buttons McGinty: Book 2

Rhys Darby

$15.99
Comedian Rhys Darby delivers more words AND more pictures in his second hilarious book for kids!

Buttons McGinty is back and this time hes travelling through space and time...in search of his parents (missing, presumed missing). Join Buttons and his friends as they enter a universe unlike any youve seen before. Once again, Buttons is using Morse code to help solve the mystery of his missing parents. A laugh-out-loud mystery-comedy series that will blow your mind and bring on an attack of the bellyaching funnies!
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You're Joking - Camp Quality Joke Book 2019

You're Joking - Camp Quality Joke Book 2019

Jim Dewar ,  Chad Mitchell

$9.99
Buy me to support kids facing cancer, because laughter is the best medicine!

Did you hear about the super-confident snail? It came out of its shell.

How do shoes stay in touch with their friends? Theyre on Faceboot. Which Hogwarts wizard badly needs a haircut? Hairy Potter.

Knock, knock...see whos there by reading on!
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Frozen 2:  Movie Storybook

Frozen 2: Movie Storybook

$19.99
Explore the magic of Frozen 2 in this beautiful hardcover storybook. Anna and Elsa have been living happily in the kingdom of Arendelle, where Elsa is the Queen. But Elsa still wonders about the source of her powers. When a mysterious voice calls to her, Elsa and her friends follow the voice to the Enchanted Forest. What will they discover in this magical place?
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Golden Unicorn (#1 Rise of the Mythix)

Golden Unicorn (#1 Rise of the Mythix)

Anh Do ,  Chris Wahl

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Some heroes are legends. Some legends are real.

The tyrant known as the Soul Collector hunts down anything that is beautiful, unusual or unique.

Kelly Swift is trying hard to be an average teenager, to fit in. But every day her powers are growing: she can run faster than the wind, she can hear people's thoughts, she is not normal.

When her mother is taken by the Soul Collector, Kelly can't linger in the shadows any longer. But who is she really? Can she be the one in the prophecy? Is she...the Golden Unicorn?

The Golden Unicorn, the Minotaur and the Griffin - Only these three united to a common purpose can fell him who seeks to triumph over all...
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The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler

$24.99
The Smeds and The Smoos is about two groups of aliensThe Smeds (who are red) and The Smoos (who are blue)who never mix. When Janet and Bill, a young Smed and Smoo, fall in love, their families strongly disapprove, but love conquers all. Janet and Bill not only bring their warring blue and red families togetherthey also celebrate the arrival of their gorgeous purple baby.
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The Tempest

The Tempest

Georghia Ellianas ,  Jane Ray

$24.99
A captivating picture book retelling by Shakespeare's Globe for very young readers.

William Shakespeare's dazzling play about magic, revenge and forgiveness is unforgettably re-imagined by Shakespeare's Globe as a picture book for very young readers. The story is told from the perspective of Ariel in language that is true to the original play but accessible to all. With shimmering, exquisite illustrations by the acclaimed artist Jane Ray, this captivating retelling is a magical way to introduce children to the one of the best-loved works of the world's greatest playwright.
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My Folks Grew Up in the '80s

My Folks Grew Up in the '80s

Beck Feiner ,  Robin Feiner

$24.99
Travel back in time to the era no one has ever forgotten - the '80s - because those outfits were so rad you had to wear shades Welcome to the 1980s - a time when crimped hair and perms were cool, kids listened to cassette tapes, thought dancing on your head was the ultimate, and synth-pop ruled the school.

My Folks Grew Up in the '80s is a stroll down memory lane for the kids who grew up then, and a hilarious chance to share the decade's outright weirdness with a whole new generation.
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There Was a Black Hole That Swallowed the Universe

There Was a Black Hole That Swallowed the Universe

Chris Ferrie ,  Susan Batori

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Age range 3 to 9 Spark creative conversations about celestial beings with this clever parody from the #1 science author for kids!

There was a black hole that swallowed the universe. I don't know why it swallowed the universe - oh well, it couldn't get worse. There was a black hole that swallowed a galaxy. It left quite a cavity after swallowing that galaxy. It swallowed the galaxies that filled universe. I don't know why it swallowed the universe - oh well, it couldn't get worse.

Using the familiar rhythm of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, follow along as the black hole swallows up the universe and everything that exists in it, from the biggest to the smallest pieces of matter.

The silly, vibrant artwork is sure to make stargazers of all ages smile.

Bonus: Included in the book are instructions to create a craft to turn a cell phone camera light into a black light. Use this new invention to reveal the secret, invisible text and artwork that reverses the story from nothing to the scientific creation of everything!
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The True Colours of Coral Glen

The True Colours of Coral Glen

Juliette Forrest

$16.99
An astonishingly inventive, spooky and heartfelt story of a girl on a race-against-time, gothic-tinged treasure hunt. Coral sees the world around her through a rainbow of colours not visible to othersa day full of adventure is Treasure Island Gold but one with a maths test is Stormy Canyon Grey. When her beloved grandma dies, Coral can't conjure the colour to match how heartbroken she is. She must go on a spooky adventure full of witches, ghosts and other things lurking around the corners of her not-so-ordinary-after-all town...
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The Tiny Star

The Tiny Star

Mem Fox ,  Freya Blackwood

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Once upon a time, although this happens all the time, a tiny star fell to earth . . .

This touching and timeless story combines, for the first time, the talents of world-renowned author Mem Fox with the heartwarming illustrations of Freya Blackwood. These two luminaries craft a truly unique and moving story about the journey of life, to be cherished and shared for generations to come.

'Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier.' Sunday Age
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All of Us

All of Us

Jackie French ,  Virginia Hooker ,  Mark Wilson

$29.99
A STUNNING NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Join two children as they journey through the history of Southeast Asia - the fascinating lands linked to each other and Australia by the seas and monsoon winds. Share with them the discovery of a world filled with traders, adventurers and conquerors, the struggles for independence they witness, and the exciting arrival of the new millennium with its hopes and challenges. This is a story that started 200,000,000 years ago - a history that includes all of us.

Written by former Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and social historian Emeritus Professor Virginia Hooker, this fascinating book has been exquisitely illustrated by award-winning artist Mark Wilson.

A beautifully illustrated book that will engage both children and adults alike and provides insights into the intriguing region of Southeast Asia.
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Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller

$19.95
Remember daughter, the world is a lot bigger than anyone knows. There are things that science may never explain. Maybe some things that shouldn't be explained.

Stacey and Laney are twins - mirror images of each other - and yet they're as different as the sun and moon. Stacey works hard at school, determined to get out of their small town. Laney skips school and sneaks out of the house to meet her boyfriend. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey can't believe she's just run off without telling her.

As the days pass and Laney doesn't return, Stacey starts dreaming of her twin. The dreams are dark and terrifying, difficult to understand and hard to shake, but at least they tell Stacey one key thing - Laney is alive. It's hard for Stacey to know what's real and what's imagined and even harder to know who to trust. All she knows for sure is that Laney needs her help.

Stacey is the only one who can find her sister. Will she find her in time?
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We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella ,  Manuela Marazzi

$19.99
'Humans are very adaptable: We can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses' GRETA THUNBERG Follow in the footsteps of the Swedish teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize candidate in We Are All Greta and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change.

Greta Thunberg, author of No One is too Small to Make a Difference, has directed the attention of adults and her peers alike to issues crucial to the future of the planet, and the heads of even the youngest children have been filled with questions. GLOBAL WARMING, THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT, FOSSIL FUELS - what do they all mean? What are biodiversity and sustainable development? Who is studying the changes that are taking place here on Earth? Which sources are reliable? What action can I take?

We Are All Greta sets out the basic ideas required to understand climate change, explained in a scientific and accessible way and drawn from the most authoritative sources. With a chapter on key words and sites to help you understand the climate challenge and a list of websites to visit for further information, this is a book for young people, for parents, for grandparents and anyone having to answer direct and urgent questions about what must be done to protect our world.

WHAT EARLY READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WE ARE ALL GRETA 'Will enable readers to understand the climate emergency and learn what can be done to help. Highly illustrated, and with clear, in-depth text and data, it will answer young readers' questions on what climate change means, what its consequences will be, and what must be done to protect our world' LOVEREADING4KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH 'A must-read book for all the citizens of Earth! You want to save Earth and all in it, stop complaining and start saving' 'A really informative and helpful book that is suitable for both adults and older kids. It was the perfect length and took the time it needed to get the message across without bogging us down' 'Managed to explore a lot of issues in an accessible way, with a great glossary at the end, and also managed to make points without being too scary, preachy or didactic - no mean feat in this field'
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Tilly

Tilly

Jane Godwin ,  Anna Walker

$24.99
Tillys found the perfect hiding place to keep her special treasures. No one knows about it, not even her big brothers and sister, who know everything. But one day, something happens that Tilly could never have imagined...

Jane Godwin and Anna Walker have created a wistful, enchanting and timeless story about an old house, a young girl, and how the small things we hold dear stay with us always.
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Geometry (Inside Mathematics): Understanding Shapes and Sizes

Geometry (Inside Mathematics): Understanding Shapes and Sizes

Mike Goldsmith

$24.99
Age range 14+ One of the hardest questions that mathematics teachers have to answer is 'Why?' Schoolroom sums are crucial in learning the awesome power of mathematics, but they are often a world away from how the knowledge is applied and where it came from. Inside Mathematics: Geometry is there to fill that gap.

The word 'geometry' means to 'measure the Earth.' Ancient mathematicians wanting to do more than count money and merchandise used geometry to model the natural world and then the world of numbers that lies behind it. What began by scratching circles and squares in the dirt has led to to infinitely large shapes you could hold in your hand, a Universe in which straight lines can be curved, and Internet search engines that handle information as structures with hundreds of dimensions.

Inside Mathematics: Geometry introduces the amazing people who figured out how shapes work and how they can be used to unlock secrets of nature. Written to engage, and enthuse young people, it show readers how ideas of long-dead geniuses ended up in their homework assignment: Trigonometry is not just about triangles - it can tell you how big the Universe is. Not every polyhedron has three dimensions: The tesseract of sci-fi movies really exists as a four-dimensional cube that can turn itself inside out.
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The Underhills: A Tooth Fairy Story

The Underhills: A Tooth Fairy Story

Bob Graham ,  Bob Graham

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In this magical companion to Bob Graham's celebrated April Underhill, Tooth Fairy, two fairy sisters, April and Esme, are on a brand new adventure!

April and Esme are staying at Grandma and Grandad's for a whole weekend! A visit to Grandma and Grandad's is always special for the two sisters. There's the mixing of fairy cakes, pancakes with syrup for breakfast and a chocolate waiting on each of their pillows. And this weekend, when Mum calls with an urgent tooth fairy job, there's an exciting trip to the airport with Grandma to make sure one little girl has her tooth collected.

Children are sure to love this thrilling and tender new story, so full of hope, possibility and the magic of a secret fairy world, from master storyteller Bob Graham.
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Oi Puppies!

Oi Puppies!

Kes Gray ,  Jim Field

$24.99
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Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness, from the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of OI FROG!

Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand - but luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . .

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends Praise for OI FROG!:

'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog and Friends is a Top Ten Bestselling series which has sold 1.2 million copies to date. OI DOG! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (among others), and OI GOAT! was the number one bestselling 2018 World Book Day Book. OI FROG! won a Silver Award at the Nielsen Bookscan Awards 2019, and OI DUCK-BILLED PLATYPUS! was shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019.
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The Treehouse Joke Book

The Treehouse Joke Book

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$12.99
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Andy and Terry live in the world's craziest treehouse. They like making books and telling jokes. And now they've made the world's funniest jokebook!

From bears to birds, penguins to pirates and skeletons to space, there are gags galore. Perfect for fans of the Treehouse series!

Q: What's grey and powdery? A: Instant elephant mix.
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The Afterwards

The Afterwards

A.F. Harrold ,  Emily Gravett

$16.99
Fact: Ember and Ness are best friends.

There's nothing more to say about it. It is what it is. It is what will always be. Ember and Ness.

Then Ness dies. It is sudden and unexpected and leaves Ember completely empty. How can this be?

When Ember finds a way into the Afterworld, she determines to bring Ness back. Because that's what friends do isn't it? They rescue each other. They help. They never give up. Ember and Ness. That don't change.

A powerful, poignant, darkly comic and deeply moving story about friendship at its most extraordinary.
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Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

Lisa Harvey-Smith ,  Mel Matthews

$39.99
Under the Stars- Bedtime Astrophysics transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky.

Explore our solar system from the comfort of your cosy bedroom. Find out why the sky is blue. Fly around a black hole and peer inside! Learn why Jupiter has stripes.

When astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith isn't looking skyward, she is answering the smart questions of school kids. Her engaging storytelling in this colourfully illustrated book brings the night sky to life, giving amazing new perspectives to young explorers who are always asking, 'Why?'
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I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number

Lisa Heathfield

$19.99
The powerful and heart-wrenching new novel from Lisa Heathfield, awardwinning author of Seed and Paper Butterflies. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Louise O'Neill and Lisa Williamson.

Ever since the Traditional party came into power, 15-year-old Ruby's life has changed for the worse. Everything Ruby and her family and friends celebrate - equal rights for women, freedom of movement, individual expression - are forbidden. And things are getting worse . . . Soon Ruby and her family find themselves taken to a prison camp far from home with no possessions, food or rights. Each person is allocated a number - Ruby is number 276. Forced into hard labour, starving and with friends and family going missing every day, Ruby knows she has to escape and let the world know what is happening. She has to somehow cling on to her identity, and fight back. The future depends on it.
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Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater

Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater

Diane Jackson Hill ,  Craig Smith

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Age range 3 to 9 A short-tailed shearwater flies from the edge of the Southern Ocean to the rim of the Arctic Circle - and back - every year. This remarkable 30,000 kilometre journey is driven by seabird law.

Instinct and community will guide her. A wingspan the size of a child's outstretched arms will support her.

But first, she must catch the wind...

Based on birds that live on Griffith Island, near Port Fairy, Victoria, Windcatcher is a tale of migration, conservation and survival that begins with one small bird called Hope.

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Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Leigh Hobbs

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Australia is big, but so is Mr Chicken. He can't wait to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone.

Luckily, a helpful marsupial from Tourist Information helps Mr Chicken organise his hectic itinerary.

This book is dedicated to the many children, teachers and librarians Leigh Hobbs met as the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate.

Collect all of Mr Chicken's adventures: Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Mr Chicken Lands on London and Mr Chicken Arriva a Roma.
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Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D

Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D

Dav Pilkey

$14.99
Dog Man - from the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey - comes to life in this cool 3-D book!

George and Harold know a LOT about making comic books. (Remember their Captain Underpants comics?) But before they told you that story, first they told you the story of Dog Man -- part dog, part man, and all cop!

Want to know how George and Harold come up with hilarious heroes like Dog Man and Li'l Petey and Chief? And how do they think up such wretched villains, like Petey and Piggy and Philly? Now's your chance to find out! The boys will give step-by-step instructions on how to draw some of their best Dog Man characters. Plus, get advice on how to create your own funny comic-book characters -- and bring them to life in 3-D!

This book is packed with 3-D glasses; a write-on, wipe-off pen; a drawing pad; and over 30 stickers from the New York Times bestselling series!
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The Secret of Platform 13: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

The Secret of Platform 13: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Eva Ibbotson ,  Beatriz Castro

$14.99
Rediscover the magical secrets at King's Cross station in a 25th anniversary illustrated edition of Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13.

Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island .

It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued.

The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in a special edition illustrated by Beatriz Castro.

'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman
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Amazing Area Mazes

Amazing Area Mazes

Naoki Inaba ,  Ryoichi Murakami

$17.99
The first book of area mazes for kids: Race the clock to solve 70 fun puzzles with grade-school arithmetic - and genius logic!

Welcome, brave math wizard, to the world of area mazes. These clever arrangements of squares and rectangles are more than what meets the eye. Can you find your way from the given values to the missing one - using only whole numbers and your powers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide? Absolutely no fractions or equations are required (or allowed)!

Too easy? Race the clock! Puzzle master Naoki Inaba has included 'good,' 'great,' and 'amazing' time targets for every puzzle. Just be warned... the puzzles get harder and harder as you go!
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The Dreamkeeper

The Dreamkeeper

Robert Ingpen

$22.99
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Somewhere in the place between being awake and asleep lives the Dreamkeeper, who uses tricks and maps to lure and capture the creatures of our dreams before they can escape to reality. Presented as a letter to his granddaughter, Robert Ingpen's breathtakingly detailed illustrations are infused with the magic of dreams. Full color. Robert Ingpen is the WINNER of the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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The Magic Bookcase

The Magic Bookcase

Robert Ingpen

$29.99
Age range 5+ Internationally acclaimed illustrator and author Robert Ingpen spins a fantastic spell in this imaginative book. The illustrations are taken from a massive mural he donated to the National Library of Australia in 2018. It depicts a bookshelf without books. Instead, the shelves are filled with characters from classical stories who, through the imagination of the illustrator, are borrowed from the pages of books where they traditionally belong.
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The Australia Survival Guide

The Australia Survival Guide

George Ivanoff

$24.99
Oh no! You've been bitten by an inland taipan?

Don't worry, The Australia Survival Guide has the first-aid advice you need!

What's that? You're lost in the bush and need to know how to collect your own water?

The Australia Survival Guide has got you covered.

Our amazing country has its fair share of dangers- sharks, snakes, cyclones and crocodiles can be a serious threat to your life! But don't worry. This book will help you by providing the knowledge you need to survive in all kinds of Aussie conditions - in the bush, in the desert or even at the beach!

So get out there and look around! Even if you think Australia is trying to kill you, The Australia Survival Guide can save your life!
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Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

Anna James

$19.99
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author.

Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly's powers are put to the test when fairytales start leaking book magic and causing havoc . . .

On a wintery visit to Paris, Tilly and her best friend Oskar bravely bookwander into the land of fairytales to find that characters are getting lost, stories are all mixed-up, and mysterious plot holes are opening without warning. Can Tilly work out who, or what, is behind the chaos so everyone gets their happily-ever-after?

The second enthralling tale in the bestselling PAGES & CO series.
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The Fate of Fausto

The Fate of Fausto

Oliver Jeffers

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A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers.

There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.

You are mine, Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea...

Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.
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Outback: A Photicular Book: The Amazing Animals of Australia

Outback: A Photicular Book: The Amazing Animals of Australia

Dan Kainen ,  Ella Morton

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A new addition to the bestselling Photicular line, featuring images of amazing Australian animals from kangaroos to lizards that walk on two feet - images that really move when you turn the page! - plus fascinating text about the Australian outback, its landscape, its history, and the remarkable creatures who call it home.
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Mutt Dog 15th Anniversary Edition

Mutt Dog 15th Anniversary Edition

Stephen,Michael King

$17.99
The scruffy dog is brave and fast and smart...but hes all alone. No-one feeds him. No-one wants him. No-one loves him. Until one day...

This heart-warming waggly tale of resilience and belonging, by award-winning author/illustrator Stephen Michael King, will fit cosily into any childrens book collection. After you meet Mutt Dog, youll want him to belong to you too. Based on the true story of the authors own beloved dog, Muttley, this is a warm tale of love and belonging.
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Welcome to Country: An Introduction to Our First Peoples for Young Australians

Welcome to Country: An Introduction to Our First Peoples for Young Australians

Marcia Langton

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"Australia is alive with the long history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our cultures and our stories. My generation of Aboriginal people want young Australians to be taught more about our history and culture than we were. I have met very few Australians who learned anything in school about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Many have told me that if they were taught anything at all, it was incorrect and often racist. In fact, many Australians think that the only `real' Aboriginal people are those who live in the deserts. This idea is based on two centuries of racist views that were wrong and should have no place in modern Australia." - Professor Marcia Langton

Written by one of Australia's most prominent Indigenous voices, Welcome to Country is essential reading for every young Australian. The chapters cover prehistory, post-colonial history, language, kinship, knowledge, art, performance, storytelling, Native Title, the Stolen Generations, making a rightful place for First Australians and looking to the future for Indigenous Australia. This book is for the new Australian generations and works towards rectifying the wrongs of this country's past. You will quickly appreciate how lucky we are to be the home of the world's oldest continuing civilisation, which is both diverse and thriving in Australia today.

Detailed teachers' notes - explaining how to apply the book to a range of subjects for Years 7 to 10 - can be downloaded online through the Hardie Grant website.

Cover artwork: New Roocruits by Archibald-finalist Blak Douglas.
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This Is My World

This Is My World

Lonely Planet Kids

$29.99
If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start?

Perhaps you'd mention your favourite hobbies, the pranks you play on your family, or what you want to be when you grow up. Would you include a selfie or a family photo? A cute snap of your puppy or that awesome shot of you playing your favourite sport?

In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives - from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favourite sports and food. These personal portraits also reveal the many things children have in common, no matter where they're from.

Discover what it's like to live in an orphanage in Zambezi, by a remote fjord in Greenland, on a cattle ranch in Australia, high up in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal, at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, and much more.

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
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Rules for Vanishing

Rules for Vanishing

Kate Alice Marshall

$16.99
Cross The Blair Witch Project with Stranger Things and you've got Rules for Vanishing: a skin-crawling story that grows more unsettling with every step. Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose Sara's sister disappeared one year ago and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on her road. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.
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Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys

Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys

Matt Huynh ,  Brenton McKenna ,  Simon Howe ,  Louie Joyce

$24.99
Bold: typically describes one who is willing to take risks; who is brave in heart as well as deed.

Boys can be pretty handy at dragon-felling and tower-climbing, but there is so much more to them than brawn and bravado: they have a lot to say and feel as well, as these tilted tales will tell...

Cheer along as the sometimes unexpected heroes in these retellings of Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, The Emperor's New Clothes and Prince Leo and the Sleeping Princess create their own happily ever afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book.

A glorious treasury for young boys - and girls - featuring artwork from four leading Australian illustrators: Simon Howe, Matt Huynh, Louie Joyce and Brenton McKenna.
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Rock Lobstar #1: Rocky to the Rescue

Rock Lobstar #1: Rocky to the Rescue

Rove McManus

$14.99
Hi! I'm Rocky Lobstar. I'm part-boy, part lobster!

Rocky is the star of Felidi's Fabulous Sideshow Carnival. But the show can't go on without a crowd!

Can Rocky and his friends come up with a plan to save the show? Or is he destined to live in some aquarium's grotty touch pool?
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The Incredible Yet True Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

The Incredible Yet True Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

Volker Mehnert ,  Claudia Lieb

$29.99
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Explorer. Scientist. Polymath. Hero. In his day, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was among the most renowned scholars of the Enlightenment. He led pioneering expeditions in Central and South America (including the Amazon rainforest) as well as in Siberia, and he arguably founded the natural sciences as we know them. Charles Darwin called Humboldt the greatest scientific traveler who ever lived, and credited him with inspiring the journey that resulted in ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. And yet, in history books, Humboldt has been eclipsed by his intellectual heirs and admirers - such as Darwin himself, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau - until now.

This captivating, richly illustrated narrative biography for kids will whisk away readers young and old, and inspire them to see the world through the eyes of one of the greatest early scientists.
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A Hollow is a Home

A Hollow is a Home

Abbie Mitchell ,  Astred Hicks

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Age range 5 to 12 Do you know what a tree hollow is?

To you and me, a tree hollow is just a hole, cavity or tunnel in a tree or branch. But to an animal, that hollow may be a bedroom, hiding place, nursery or shelter. It is the ultimate tree house! Come and take a peek inside the amazing world of tree hollows and discover more than 340 species of incredible Australian animals that call hollows home. With colour photos of glorious gliders, darting dunnarts, minute microbats and many more, this book is full of fun facts about animals that use tree hollows as places for resting, nesting or hiding.

Find out how hollows are created, why they are threatened, and meet scientists who spend their time hollow-hunting. There are also plenty of tips on how you can spot hollows yourself, help to protect the environment and encourage habitat for hollow-dependent animals.

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Dear Sweet Pea

Dear Sweet Pea

Julie Murphy

$14.99
Patricia Sweet Pea DiMarco wasn't sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the brilliant idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind Miss Flora Mae I Dividing time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn't help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex-best friend, Kiera, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. Things might be unbearable if Sweet Pea didn't have Oscar-her new best friend-and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese.

Then one day Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. Sweet Pea happens to recognize the handwriting on one of the envelopes. What she decides to do with that letter sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of Miss Flora Mae I
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The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne (#3 The Girl, the Dog and the Writer)

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne (#3 The Girl, the Dog and the Writer)

Katrina Nannestad

$16.99
'AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT TO READ, WITH LOTS OF CHARMING AND QUIRKY CHARACTERS' - Better Reading Freja and her mother, Clementine, are reunited at last. Tobias and Vivi are in love. And Lucerne, their new home, is a paradise of snowy alps, sapphire lakes, white swans and delicious Swiss chocolate!

Everything seems perfect, until poor Lady P appears, bandaged from head to toe after a fall - or was it a push? Crimes break out across the city, all involving chocolate. Clementine doesn't seem her usual self. And still Freja has not solved the biggest mystery - who is Tobias Appleby?

All will be revealed in the girl, the dog and the writer's final adventure by award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad.

PRAISE FOR THE GIRL, THE DOG AND THE WRITER SERIES 'sure to be treasured' - Children's Book Council of Australia's Reading Time 'Children from eight up will really warm to this funny, sad, happy book, and many adults will be charmed too' - The Book Bubble 'Fans of... Jacqueline Harvey will love this book' - Kids' Book Review on The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome 'an absolute delight to read, with lots of charming and quirky characters ... The mini world that author Katrina Nannestad has created is every child's dream' - Better Reading 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards - Longlisted 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Notable
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Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Hiawyn Oram ,  David Wyatt

$29.99
Take a journey into the fantastical worlds of the imagination in this breath-taking, stunningly illustrated gift book.

From King Arthur's Round Table at Camelot to the majestic hall of slain heroes in Asgard, visit incredible lands from myth, legend and fairy tale in this beautiful gift book. Follow the story of Dawn Gable, a scientist who shuns the world of stories in favour of dry facts, as she is taken on an unbelievable voyage to open her eyes to the power of imagination. With incredible, intricate art from David Wyatt, explore a city of robots, the ancient city of Kor, the miniature world of Lilliput and flying island of Laputa, a mountainous home of mythical beasts, the primeval island of Buyan and more. An absorbing and breath-taking gift for everyone who believes in the transformative power of stories.
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I Go Quiet

I Go Quiet

David Ouimet

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I Go Quiet is the exquisite story of an introverted girl, struggling to find her place in a noisy world. Through the power of books, creativity and imagination, she begins to see possibilities for herself beyond the present, to a future where her voice will finally be heard.
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Trouble in the Surf

Trouble in the Surf

Stephanie Owen Reeder ,  Briony Stewart

$24.99
Age range 5+ It's a hot summer's day in Sydney Town, and nine-year-old cousins Charlie Smith and Rupert Swallow can't wait to dive into the surf at Bondi Beach. But the beach can be a dangerous place. Out past the breakers, where the seagulls swoop and soar, lurks a strong rip that can drag unsuspecting swimmers out to sea. Travel back in time to January 1907, and join Charlie and Rupert on a true-life, heart-stopping seaside adventure.

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Be More Bernard

Be More Bernard

Simon Philip ,  Kate Hindley

$24.99
Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. He's not going to hop when everyone else hops, or bounce when they bounce. And while others might dream of carrots, Bernard's dreams are altogether more...disco!

He starts small, but when he finally gets to groove with grace and jive with joy at Bertie and Brenda's Bunny Ball, Bernard shows the world that being yourself is the very best thing a bunny can be.
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Beyond Platform 13

Beyond Platform 13

Sibeal Pounder ,  Eva Ibbotson ,  Beatriz Castro

$14.99
Return to the magical world of Platform 13 and discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure sequel by Sibeal Pounder. Beyond Platform 13 is inspired by characters from Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13.

Nine years after the events of The Secret of Platform 13, The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert.

But in yet another case of mistaken identity, Odge finds Lina, a nine-year-old girl looking for adventure. With the help of friends old and new, and some very interesting magic, Odge and Lina must discover the secret of the mist, before they lose their beloved island completely.

Illustrated throughout by Beatriz Castro, this exciting story celebrates twenty-five years of Eva Ibbotson's original, with an updated illustrated edition of The Secret of Platform 13 also available.
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The Night Before Christmas and Other Festive Favourites

The Night Before Christmas and Other Festive Favourites

N Puttapipat ,  N Puttapipat

$29.99
Three festive family favourites exquisitely illustrated in Natee Puttapipat's intricate silhouette style.

Nothing spreads the spirit of the season quite like the three Christmas classics brought together in this stunning gift book. The unforgettable poem The Night Before Christmas, the joyful song Jingle Bells and the beloved ballet story The Nutcracker are presented here for the first time in one lavish book with stunning artwork by Natee Puttapipat.

This wonderful seasonal selection is the perfect gift - a beautiful book to share at Christmas and treasure for ever.
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The Star Outside my Window

The Star Outside my Window

Onjali Q. Rauf

$14.99
'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars.

So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood...

Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS.
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Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Rachel Renee Russell

$16.99
Nikki Maxwell's summer is packed with drama in this fourteenth installment of the bestselling Dork Diaries series - now with over 45 million books in print worldwide!

Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz! Nikki is a little worried when her frenemy, MacKenzie Hollister, weasels her way on to the tour. But she has a total MELTDOWN when she learns that MacKenzie is her new roommate! Will Nikki survive her dream tour turning into a nightmare?!
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My Pet (Not Yours) (#2 Lento and Fox)

My Pet (Not Yours) (#2 Lento and Fox)

Ben Sanders

$24.99
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Lento the sloth is SO excited for you to meet his new pet, Mr Fluffington. But Fox has bigger plans for this adorable creature.

The rivalry continues in the second book of Ben Sander's ridiculously fun series.

PRAISE FOR LENTO AND FOX 'The banter between the two characters makes it ideal for reading aloud, particularly with differing voices. It is frivolous fun for kids aged two to seven, or a light-hearted addition to a story-making discussion in the classroom.' Books+Publishing
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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

$32.99
Christian Birmingham's stunning new colour edition of Anna Sewell's classic tale is complete and unabridged, and the narrative voice of Black Beauty as fresh as the day the story was first published in 1877.

This enchanting story of the bravery of a horse in Victorian Britain has captivated and enthralled so many generations of readers. Step back in time and see the world through Black Beauty's gentle and patient eyes, as he enjoys the pleasures and the hardships that fell to horses living in the nineteenth century. Meet the compassionate heroes and hard-hearted rascals whom Beauty encounters during his life and, above all, experience what it is to be a horse - to gallop on the soft grass and to hear a kind word in a moment of great need. It is truly a story you will never forget.
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Invisible Boys

Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard

$19.99
On the surface, nerd Zeke, punk Charlie and footy wannabe Hammer look like they have nothing in common. But scratch that surface and you'd find three boys in the throes of coming to terms with their homosexuality in a town where it is invisible. Invisible Boys is a raw, confronting YA novel that explores the complexities and trauma of rural gay identity with painful honesty, devastating consequences and, ultimately, hope.
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Wonky Donkey and Other Stories, The: 10 Year Anniversary

Wonky Donkey and Other Stories, The: 10 Year Anniversary

Craig(Aus) Smith ,  Katz Cowley

$29.99
A special anniversary edition celebrating Wonkys 10th birthday! Five hilarious stories and songs from international bestseller Craig Smith. Featuring: The Wonky Donkey; Willbee the Bumblebee; My Daddy Ate an Apple; Square Eyes; The Scariest Thing in the Garden. Who could resist this value-packed, bumper treasury?
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Scars Like Wings

Scars Like Wings

Erin Stewart

$17.99
Everyone has scars. Some are just easier to see ...

16-year-old Ava Gardener is heading back to school one year after a house fire left her severely disfigured. She's used to the names, the stares, the discomfort, but there's one name she hates most of all: Survivor. What do you call someone who didn't mean to survive? Who sometimes wishes she hadn't?

When she meets a fellow survivor named Piper at therapy, Ava begins to feel like she's not facing the nightmare alone. Piper helps Ava reclaim the pieces of Ava Before the Fire, a normal girl who kissed boys and sang on stage. But Piper is fighting her own battle for survival, and when Ava almost loses her best friend, she must decide if the new normal she's chasing has more to do with the girl in the glass-or the people by her side.

The beautiful, life-affirming debut from Erin Stewart that's being called the YA answer to Wonder. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Nicola Yoon and John Green.
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Animals

Animals

Chihiro Takeuchi

$19.99
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Chihiro Takeuchi creates another original and innovative book with her intricate papercut artwork.

Find different animals from each continent. Hours of fun and engagement for children of all ages.
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Haunted Warriors (#3 Rogues)

Haunted Warriors (#3 Rogues)

Lian Tanner

$19.99
The Harshman brought his fist down on the arm of the Faithful Throne, and roared to the sleeping people, 'I ... Am ... Margrave ... Now.' Having escaped the salt mines, Duckling, Pummel, Sooli and Otte return to the Strong-hold to find out who is responsible for raising the murderous Harshman. But with Grafine von Eisen ruling as Regent, all that awaits them is the dungeon and the executioner's axe.

The children must hide in the Strong-hold's stone walls, while Sooli walks the path of death, searching desperately for clues. And when the Harshman arrives, turning friends and allies against each other, time is running out.

With no one on their side but a cat, a ghost, and a chicken who has forgotten her true identity, the children must use all their wits - and all their magic - to defeat the Harshman before he becomes unstoppable.
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Guts

Guts

Raina Telgemeier

$16.99
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Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to faceand conqueryour fears.
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The Corner of My Eye

The Corner of My Eye

Colin Thompson ,  Colin Thompson

$26.99
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A book about a special relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter who tries to see life through his eyes When you are very, very young or very, very old, you can see things out of the corner of your eye. In between, all you can see is all you can see. Unless you are very, very lucky. Then the corner of your eye stays awake forever.

The story of an ageing man who has lost something. But what and where? His granddaughter, Sally, helps him find it. Subtle and touching, this is an emotional response to people trying their best to live in an imperfect world.
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The Bad Luck Lighthouse

The Bad Luck Lighthouse

Nicki Thornton

$14.99
In solving the mystery of the Last Chance Hotel, Seth has discovered a bewildering new world of magic. But the truth about his mothers fate remains, stolen away with the firefly cage by his nemesis, the wicked Tiffany Bunn. Determined to chase them downand prove himself as a magicianSeth and his cat Nightshade are quickly embroiled in the latest MagiCon case, a murder investigation at a deserted lighthouse...
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Clancy the Quokka

Clancy the Quokka

Lili Wilkinson ,  Alison Mutton

$19.99
Here's Clancy the quokka. So friendly and charming. His innocent face is entirely disarming.

Clancy the Quokka is super cute, but also has a super cheeky habit of raiding picnic food, so when he spots a magnificent birthday cake, how can he resist? After the mayhem he creates, will Clancy learn his lesson?

A funny and thoroughly entertaining picture book featuring one of Australia's most loved animals.
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Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest

Peter Wohlleben

$29.99
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Age range 9 to 12 A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book.

Meet Peter Wohlleben - but you can call him Peter the Forester!

With his groundbreaking, internationally bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben established himself as a global advocate for forests and our relationship with trees. Now, Peter shares his famous imagination and storytelling style with children, asking surprising questions about trees with exciting quizzes, photographs, and hands-on activities to help even the most reluctant learners discover the answers.

Did you know that trees have parents, and tree grandparents with wrinkles? That tree kids go to school for hundreds of years? That there is such a thing as the forest internet? And that trees make us healthy and strong? Sometimes, even trees get sick, but we can help them heal.

Can You Hear the Trees Talking? shares the mysteries and magic of the forest in language kids will love and understand.

'Children were talking with trees for centuries before scientists proved that trees communicate. What better guide to kids' conversation with our leafy neighbours than Peter Wohlleben, who revealed to adults the hidden lives of trees? This splendid book is bursting with exciting science. Better yet, Can You Hear The Trees Talking? fosters reverence and wonder for a forest far more magical than even fairy-tales claim.' -Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Sibert Medal
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Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

Eddie Woo

$19.99
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A bumper book of fun with maths stuffed with things to draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble, code, decode for kids aged 7+ years from Australia's best known maths man. There's magic in maths - if you know where to look...


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Beast Feast

Beast Feast

Emma Yarlett ,  Emma Yarlett

$24.99
A charming story about a quick-thinking child and a soft-hearted beast, with letters to open.

Beast has found a tasty dinner, and he's written to all his friends to invite them to a feast. Unfortunately, Dinner is a child who very much does not want to be eaten. As Beast's friends send their instructions for cooking Dinner, is there any way Dinner can convince Beast to change his menu? A vibrant and charming interactive book with hilarious letters to open.
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