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The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

David Walliams

$14.99
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Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning... When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone.
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The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Armin Greder

$29.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- If Room on the Rock takes a gentle approach, this book which also tackles the refugee crises, is much more blunt. This is the book for much older students to use, and is uncompromising in its depictions of human misery. Armin Greder never sugarcoats, and if his black-washed images are confronting, they are no more confronting than the reality they depict. There is only one sentence, right on the first page, and the illustrations that follow show the food chain of actions that cause mass exodus as well as the literal food chain… Dark, eloquent, thought-provoking and brilliant. Lindy Jones

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Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. A devastating indictment of our society's treatment of refugees by the creator of The Island.

With eloquent and devastating imagery, the creator of the multi-award-winning book The Island again asks us to examine our responses to the plight of refugees. How long will we remain silent witnesses?

'After finishing this book, I imagined a different story, one recounting the journey of a family with an entry visa, setting out on an aeroplane or a ship, landing or docking safe and sound in a country where they can make a new start.

These are known as 'safe and legal pathways' and Amnesty International calls on the international community to provide them to those fleeing war, torture and persecution. Routes over land, air or sea that would save people having to entrust their lives to crime rings, which is otherwise the only possibility that remains open to them.
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Race to Kangaroo Cliff: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure #3

Race to Kangaroo Cliff: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure #3

Alexander McCall Smith ,  Ian McIntosh

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Age 9-12 yearsBen and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the School Ship Tobermory crew head down under to take part in a tall ships race, but after a good start the Tobermory runs aground after it drops out to rescue a local boy, Kimba, stranded on the rocks. When the ship's dog Henry disappears, Kimba helps Ben, Fee and their friends find him. But as the trail leads them deeper into the Outback, they begin to realize that a missing dog is the least of their problems. Who are the mysterious couple claiming to be flying doctors, and why are they interested in an abandoned mine?
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Hickory Dickory Dash

Hickory Dickory Dash

Tony Wilson ,  Laura Wood

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Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons.

But she'd better watch out for the cat!
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Room on Our Rock

Room on Our Rock

Kate Temple ,  Terri Rose Baynton

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- There are two sides to every story, and this book illustrates that truth quite plainly. Read from front to back, and it is about one lot of seals denying a place on their rock for two other seals who are obviously in need of refuge. But read the book from back to front, and the message is turned on its head, so it becomes a caring and welcoming invitation to the homeless seals to share in the safety of the rock. A good book to share with the youngster who asks about refugees; it doesn’t preach or scare but allows room for discussion of this pressing issue. Lindy Jones

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Two seals are perched on a rock. When others need shelter, do they share it? Room on Our Rock celebrates the truth that there are two sides to every story. This clever picture book has one story that can be read two different ways.

When read from front to back, the seals believe there is definitely no room on their rock for others. But when the book is read from back to front, the seals welcome others to shelter on their rock. A heartwarming story about sharing and compassion.
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The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Ros Moriarty

$12.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- These two sweet little books for kindergarten ages are illustrated by Balarinji in the studio's trademark vibrant colours and patterns inspired by Indigenous art. The Rainbow is for learning about colours, couched in simple sentences. Who Saw the Turtle has slightly more advanced sentences and features creatures of the sea. Both books have the text translated into the Yanyuwa language of Borroloola, NT at the end of the book, and they would make lovely gifts for overseas. Some proceeds from sales of these books go to Indigenous literacy programmes so they do good twice over! Lindy Jones

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A perfect read-aloud story which revels in the kaleidoscopic colours of the Australian landscape featuring Indigenous art by Balarinji.

The land bakes...RED. The sun sets...ORANGE. The dawn glows...GOLD. The flowers burst...YELLOW.

A joyous serenade to colours that show country before a storm, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio.

Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early learning program.
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Who Saw Turtle?

Who Saw Turtle?

Ros Moriarty

$12.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- These two sweet little books for kindergarten ages are illustrated by Balarinji in the studio's trademark vibrant colours and patterns inspired by Indigenous art. The Rainbow is for learning about colours, couched in simple sentences. Who Saw the Turtle has slightly more advanced sentences and features creatures of the sea. Both books have the text translated into the Yanyuwa language of Borroloola, NT at the end of the book, and they would make lovely gifts for overseas. Some proceeds from sales of these books go to Indigenous literacy programmes so they do good twice over! Lindy Jones

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Who saw Turtle? Did the whale with the slapping, splashing tail? Or the octopus with the dangly, stretchy tentacles? Maybe the fish with the glittery, shimmering scales? A glorious exploration of the amazing migration of Turtle as she travels the world and then returns home to lay her eggs, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio.Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.
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Quark's Academy

Quark's Academy

Catherine Pelosi

$15.99
Twelve-year-old science geniuses, Augustine, Celeste and Oscar, have all been accepted into an elite and mysterious science academy summer camp run by the elusive Inventor Quark. During the week, students attend classes and use their spare time to create their entry for the 'Best Invention Competition'. Instead of focusing on science, however, Augustine, Celeste and Oscar find themselves distracted by one another. Celeste wants revenge on Oscar for killing her pet mouse at a science fair a year earlier, Augustine is desperate to be friends with the reluctant Celeste, and Oscar is determined to win, whatever the cost, so he can prove his brother and his parents wrong. But things at the academy are not what they appear to be, and the three students quickly realise that they'll need to put their squabbles aside and their heads together if they're ever to get out of there alive ...
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Barney and the Secret of the French Spies

Barney and the Secret of the French Spies

Jackie French

$14.99
The new title in the critically acclaimed series that explores Australia's early Colonial secret history In1798 orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New SouthWales colony and everything he ever dreamed of ... except his childhood friendElsie.Butwhen Elsie falls ill and Barney rushes to be by her side, he finally learns thedeadly secret she has been hiding. Who is this strange and beautiful girl who will not speak? And could Franceever attack the isolated colony? Written byaward-winning author Jackie French and superbly illustrated by Mark Wilson,this fourth book in The Secret Histories series explores extraordinary anduntold stories from Australia's past, including the female French botanistwho could only work disguised as a man, French and Englishspies, and wars between two empires that threatened even a far-off colony.
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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

Tim Harris

$14.99
I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back.Who will cook us breakfast now?Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question.Mr Bambuckle said I'm about to discover magic - but how?There are some pretty strange things going on. It's almost as if Mr Bambuckle could hear us . . . Miss Frost says discipline is the new order, but not if the class in room 12B has anything to do with it . . .
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The Young Vikings #1

The Young Vikings #1

James Moloney

$14.99
When his village is attacked, Hauk Johanson has no choice but to step up and lead the young Vikings on a quest for revenge. But there is one problemthe young Vikings have never fought in battle. Can Hauk and his friends master the skills of sword and axe in time? Will the Gods be on their side? And does Hauk have what it takes to lead when the fate of an entire village lies in his hands?
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1918: Australia's Great War

1918: Australia's Great War

Libby Gleeson

$16.99
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The planes kept flying low above them. They were dropping bombs and the noise drowned out all other sounds. After an hour the signal rang out and they surged forward through the smoke. Thousands of men screaming and yelling, their line was kilometres wide. Behind them came Monash's tanks, those huge, new mobile machines. They smothered the land they ran over; flattening the crops and then any wire left standing. With Russia out of the war, the Germans have sent all the troops to the Western Front. Almost defeated, a small group of Australians fight to hold the enemy back at Villers Brettoneux. Weary after years of fighting and deadlock, Ned and his mates know that the war will be lost if they can't turn the tide. More and more, Ned's thoughts turn to home, not knowing if he will ever see his family, or his brother, again.
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The Jolly Regina (#1 Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters)

The Jolly Regina (#1 Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters)

Kara LaReau ,  Jen Hill

$11.99
In the spirit of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters stars Jaundice and Kale Bland-two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. Instead, they eat tasteless oatmeal, rarely venture into bright sunlight, and read only Dr. Snoote's Dictionary, because storybooks are just too thrilling. Together, they await the return of their parents, who left for an errand years ago and have never come back. One day, a knock on the door leads to the Bland sisters' kidnapping by an all-female band of pirates-but this is only the beginning of their escapades. Filled with Roald Dahl-esque humour, hilarious high jinks, and swashbuckling, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina will appeal to middle-grade readers looking for an anything-but-bland adventure.
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Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Mackenzi Lee ,  Petra Eriksson

$29.99
Based on Mackenzi Lee's popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trail-blazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, witty bios and in-depth storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads will give new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the 5th Century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at the bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside of traditional gender roles for their times. Coupled with illustrations and Lee's Drunk History-esque storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.
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Love, Hate & Other Filters

Love, Hate & Other Filters

Samira Ahmed

$19.99
A romantic and relevant debut about Islamophobia and how it affects the normal life of a teenage girl.

'I don't want something... expected. I want to go to film school and be the first Indian American to win an Oscar, and then I can meet the One and fall in big, heart-bursting love, and we'll travel the world, my camera ready to capture our adventures.'

Maya Aziz dreams of being a film maker in New York. Her family have other ideas. They want her to be a dutiful daughter who wears gold jewellery and high heels and trains to be a doctor. But jewellery and heels are so uncomfortable...

She's also caught between the guy she SHOULD like and the guy she DOES like. But she doesn't want to let Kareem down and things with Phil would never work out anyway. Would they?

Then a suicide bomber who shares her last name strikes in a city hundreds of miles away and everything changes...

Perfect for fans of Annabel Pitcher, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI and THE HATE U GIVE.
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Around the World in 50 Ways

Around the World in 50 Ways

Lonely Planet Kids ,  Dan Smith

$24.99
Set off from London and travel across the globe. Then try to make it back! In Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World in 50 Ways, kids choose their favourite routes and transportation, from tuk-tuks and sleds, to steamboats and hot-air balloons. They'll visit famous cities and exotic, far-flung places - and learn amazing facts about each destination along the way. But they'll need to be careful: not every path will take them where they want to go!

Welcome to the Tower of London! That's the starting point of this amazing adventure. But what's the next leg of the journey? That depends on the transportation chosen. Once aboard, kids can discover all about these amazing machines and how they work. Then upon arriving at their next destination, they'll get to explore the local area and see what makes it so interesting and unique.

With over 20 possible routes, who knows where they'll end up?
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Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Stephanie Owen Reeder

$24.99
Age range 7+In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost both her family and her crowning glory! But this feisty, talented and determined little girl did not give up. Despite many setbacks, including a horrific accident, she kept fighting to fulfil her dream of becoming the best bareback rider in the world, performing the same dangerous acrobatic feats as male riders - only better! This fourth title in Stephanie Owen Reeder's award-winning Heritage Heroes series retells the remarkable true story of equestrienne May Wirth, while providing historical insights into life in an Australian circus at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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Somewhere in the Reef

Somewhere in the Reef

Marcello Pennacchio ,  Danny Snell

$19.99
Along the Great Barrier Reef, having fun in the sun,  lived a mother dolphin and her little calf one.  Leap, said the mother. I leap, said the one,  as they leapt out of the water and had fun in the sun.  Join the little dolphin calf and many more familiar ocean animals in this vivid counting book based on the classic rhyme Over in the Meadow.
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Dig, Dump, Roll

Dig, Dump, Roll

Sutton Sally ,  Lovelock Brian

$24.99
Crash-a-rumbleSmash-a-grumble. What's at work? Here's a clue: It will clear the ground for you. Bulldozer! Coming through! This is the follow-up to Roadworks that will delight tiny truck enthusiasts. It's an engaging, interactive text that asks readers to guess what kind of vehicle is at work. Visual clues alongside the text help ensure that our readers are challenged but can still be successful with their guesses. In the end, the vehicles work together to build a surprise.
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Peep Inside The Sea

Peep Inside The Sea

Anna Milbourne ,  Simona Dimitri

$14.99
Peep under chunky flaps and through holes in the pages to discover hungry sharks, giant whales, deep-sea jellyfish and even a shy sea dragon. Simple text gives information for young readers, and flaps and peep holes encourage their exploration of the marvellous underwater world.  Illustrations:Full colour throughout
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Cooking Step By Step: More than 50 Delicious Recipes for Young Cooks

Cooking Step By Step: More than 50 Delicious Recipes for Young Cooks

DK

$29.99
50 easy to follow healthy recipes with clear, short step-by-step instructions and gorgeous images which will have children cooking with confidence in no time. Children will learn how to chop, mix, and stir their way to kitchen magic and put their skills to good use making a mixture of tasty savoury and sweet dishes using few - and easy to get hold of - ingredients. From soups and toasties to macaroni and cheese and banana bread, All New Children's Step by Step Cookbook is packed with 50 mouth-watering recipes that are easy to make, and will get kids into cooking and baking. Plus they will love eating their fresh, healthy and delicious creations! In addition, children will learn tips and shortcuts, such as peeling ginger with a teaspoon so you don't waste any, and get to grips with cookery terms and kitchen fundamentals - all while having a great time making simple snacks, balanced meals, and sweet treats.
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Cyclone

Cyclone

Jackie French ,  Bruce Whatley

$14.99
Christmas Eve 1974 is marked indelibly into the Australian psyche, as the night tropical Cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin. Now, over 40 years later, Jackie Frenchs lyrical rhyming text tells the story of a citys indomitable spirit, and Bruce Whatleys sumptuous illustrations bring to life the powerful force of the storm to a whole new generation of readers.
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Midnight Possum

Midnight Possum

Sally Morgan ,  Jess Racklyeft

$15.99
Possum loved the deep dark. But when Moon rose high in the sky, he loved midnight even more.

One night the midnight possum meets a mother who has lost her baby and so he bravely climbs down a chimney, into a house guarded by a dog and a cat, to find the little lost possum.
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ABC of Australian Animals

ABC of Australian Animals

Bronwyn Bancroft

$14.99
ABC of Australian Animals is a classic board book from Australia's foremost indigenous illustrator. Inspired by her deep love of country, Bronwyn is a master craftswoman of vibrant, visual narratives, and her way of capturing the beauty of Australia is unparalleled. ABC of Australian Animals is the stunning companion to 123 of Australian Animals.
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123 of Australian Animals

123 of Australian Animals

Bronwyn Bancroft

$14.99
1, 2, 3 of Australian Animals is a classic board book from Australia's foremost indigenous illustrator. Inspired by her deep love of country, Bronwyn is a master craftswoman of vibrant, visual narratives, and her way of capturing the beauty of Australia is unparalleled. 1, 2, 3 of Australian Animals is the stunning companion to ABC of Australian Animals.
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Baby Koala: Finger Puppet Book

Baby Koala: Finger Puppet Book

Yu-Husan Huan

$9.99
Meet Baby Koala! What is Baby Koala's favorite snack? How does Baby Koala cool off on a hot day? Follow along as she experiences her world, from playtime to bedtime. An adorable finger puppet, warm illustrations, and a comforting story about the rhythms of a baby koala's day make this perfect for the very youngest readers.
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The Anzac Violin

The Anzac Violin

Jennifer Beck ,  Robyn Belton

$24.99
More than 20 years after publication of the classic NZ story, The Bantam and the Soldier, Jennifer Beck and Robyn Belton have joined forces again to produce another heartwarming story from the First World War. This time its the true story of Otagos Alexander Aitken and the violin that travelled with him on his wartime journey, bringing music and solace to his fellow ANZACs.
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Fair Dinkum Histories #1: Shipwreck, Sailors & 60,000 Years

Fair Dinkum Histories #1: Shipwreck, Sailors & 60,000 Years

Jackie French ,  Peter Sheehan

$16.99
The Indigenous people of Australia have lived here for tens of thousands of years. They survived the ice age and ancient global warming. They saw oceans sink and oceans rise. They watched the mega-beasts disappear and dingoes arrive. Theirs is the oldest civilization in the world. Then along came the Dutch. And the Portuguese. And the British. Things would never be the same again.
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Big Book of Aussie Animals

Big Book of Aussie Animals

Nadia Polak ,  Simon Williams

$16.99
Get a load of these awesome Aussie animals! Lively and lazy, tall and small... which Aussie animals are most dangerous of all? Get fair dinkum facts on underground tricksters, cold-blooded reptiles, adorable marsupials and more.

Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about the incredible creatures that call Australia home.
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Waru the Green Sea Turtle

Waru the Green Sea Turtle

Paul Ashford Harris

$16.99
Waru the green sea turtle hatches from her egg in the sand and quickly heads for the safety of the ocean. She grows up healthy and strong on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, and she always makes sure to avoid humans and sharks. But when the time comes for Waru to lay her own eggs, she can’t find anywhere safe – the beach she remembers has been replaced by rows of big houses. Thankfully, she’s got a surprising sea friend to help her.

A beautifully illustrated, educational children’s book about Australian wildlife and the importance of environmental protection.

SUPPORTED BY WWF-Australia

Did you know that as few as 1 in 1000 green sea turtle hatchlings survive to adulthood, meaning it can take decades to produce the next generation?

Sadly, the green sea turtle population is facing decline. As turtles travel great distances, they are at risk from numerous threats at various stages in their life including from climate change, loss of nesting and feeding habitats, fishery-related deaths, and coastal development and pollution.

But thankfully there is hope! WWF-Australia are focussed on bringing the most critical green sea turtle population back from the brink of extinction and protecting the place they call home.
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A Portrait of Australia: Who Are We?

A Portrait of Australia: Who Are We?

Australian Geographic

$19.95
Statistics tell us that two-thirds of Australians live in capital cities, that we come from some 300 different ethnic backgrounds and that more than 85 per cent of us live within 50km of the coast. But facts and figures can only reveal so much. To truly understand us and answer the question who are we? , you need to share time and experiences with the people scattered right across this immense country - the sixth largest in the world. Through this book, sense the uplifting bond of mateship that tempers the sorrow pervading a chilly pre-dawn autumn morning as the last post brings closure to a dawn service. Spend time with our Nippers splashing about on the beach learning about living safely with the ocean swells that perpetually lap our island home. Experience the commitment and isolation of our farmers, stockmen and rouseabouts as they work 16-hour days to herd stock and grow our food. And learn how our indigenous people are patiently retrieving lost languages.
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A Portrait of Australia: Coastal

A Portrait of Australia: Coastal

Australian Geographic

$19.95
Join Australian Geographic on a journey to Australia's coast. With three-quarters of us living within cooee of the coast, it's not surprising that saltwater courses through the nation's lifeblood. The coast is where we head for summer holidays and the source of our sun-bronzed surfer image. The rest of the world knows us as much for our coastal features as for our legendary Red Centre.

Just off Western Australia, the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef plays host to the world's biggest fish - whale sharks that arrive annually without fail on feeding migrations. Our coast is where the 12 Apostles hold a shaky line to the south and the Great Barrier Reef to the east feeds the ocean well beyond our borders with life. 

No-one owns any of our 10,700 beaches - from the iconic Bondi in NSW and Bells in Victoria to the stunning arc of sand that hugs Wineglass Bay on Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula. But most of us each claim at least some possession, whether it's with a spot on a towel in the sun or in a Depression-era beach shack overlooking Australia's oldest national park, the Royal, south of Sydney.

Our coastline links us to more than 8000 islands that also make up Australia. Much of Australia's vast inland is connected with the coast, via the mighty Murray, our longest river. This great snake of water finally reaches the coast at the Coorong on South Australia's south-east coast, to trickle into the Great Australian Bight. Vast numbers of birds thrive on the wetlands here. And just like so much of Australia's coast, life ripples and pulses under the influence of the tide.
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A Portrait of Australia: Outback

A Portrait of Australia: Outback

Australian Geographic

$19.95
More of a space than a place, the outback is where big blue skies meet a red-dirt horizon. If the bush is where we've developed our country sense of community outside the major cities, where the heck then is the outback? The beguiling but often unsatisfactory answer is that it's nowhere but everywhere: close to nothing and a long way from everything. Travel with Australian Geographic through the 6 million sq. km that could be called outback - with a resident population of no more than 60,000 but an ever-growing number of visitors. Once you could travel for weeks without seeing a soul, but these days even the outback's iconic Birdsville Track is a two-lane graded highway where you'll find it hard to be alone.
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A Portrait of Australia: Bush Life

A Portrait of Australia: Bush Life

Australian Geographic

$19.95
Poets and painters have been celebrating Australia's bush life since the first days of European settlement. And, since early in the 20th century, photographers like the legendary Jeff Carter have been capturing it on film in the faces of rural Australia. Although it's often in a place with plenty of mulga and eucalypts, bush life is not so much about trees and shrubs as it is about people, communities and places of the heart. In this book, you'll learn that it's the lifeblood of all those small towns and tiny settlements that are geographically way outside, and culturally well beyond, Australia's major cities; where living is rarely easy but you'll seldom hear anyone complaining about that. It's in those dinkum outposts of western New South Wales, like Lightning Ridge and Bourke. It's the energy that fuels Dimboola in Victoria's semi-arid north-west, and Penola in South Australia's south-east. And it's the life that you lead on Northern Territory cattle stations like Brunette Downs that are as big as some countries.
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New Treasure Seekers

New Treasure Seekers

E. Nesbit

$16.99
No matter how hard the Bastable children try to be good, they almost always fail spectacularly. Whether making a disastrous Christmas pudding for charity, spending a dark night in an empty windmill or fortune-telling at a fete, the Bastables cannot help getting into all sorts of mischief.

Edith Nesbit was one of the most influential children's writers ever to have lived, and her timeless books include The Railway Children and Five Children and It.

A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The PsammeadTrilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children ), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy ). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
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Artie and the Grime Wave

Artie and the Grime Wave

Richard Roxburgh

$9.99
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Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime.Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee-wedgie. It's a sticky situation and if Artie's going to escape, he might need help from family, friends, a little old lady, a small dog and the Fartex 120Y.This riotously funny adventure from the multi-talented Richard Roxburgh was a CBC Notable Book.
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Crash Landing: Rock War #4

Crash Landing: Rock War #4

Robert Muchamore

$15.99
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Don't miss the last episode of international bestseller Robert Muchamore's ROCK WAR series! Jay, Summer and Dylan are fresh out of the biggest reality show there is. But they're about to discover what fame and fortune are really about. Jay's brother Theo is young, rich and famous: but is it making him happy?Summer's got to weather her one-star reviews and take her career back into her own hands.And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show-business from the four walls of a prison cell. They've got everything to play for. From the author of CHERUB and Henderson's Boys: find out more at rockwar.com
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The Endsister

The Endsister

Penni Russon

$16.99
Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

'I know what an endsister is,' says Sibbi again.
We are endsisters, Else thinks, Sibbi and I.
Bookends, oldest and youngest, with the three boys sandwiched in between.

Meet the Outhwaite children. There's teenage Else, the violinist who abandons her violin. There's nature-loving Clancy. There's the inseparable twins, Oscar-and-Finn, Finn-and-Oscar. And then there is Sibbi, the baby of the family. They all live contentedly squabbling in a cottage surrounded by trees and possums...until a letter arrives to say they have inherited the old family home in London.

Outhwaite House is full of old shadows and new possibilities. The boys quickly find their feet in London, and Else is hoping to reinvent herself. But Sibbi is misbehaving, growing thinner and paler by the day, and she won't stop talking about the mysterious endsister. Meanwhile Almost Annie and Hardly Alice, the resident ghosts, are tied to the house for reasons they have long forgotten, watching the world around them change, but never leaving.

The one thing they all agree on - the living and the dead - is never, ever to open the attic door...
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The 1,000-year-old Boy

The 1,000-year-old Boy

Ross Welford

$14.99
The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.
There are stories about people who want to live forever.

This is not one of those stories.

This is a story about someone who wants to stop…

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

…which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die. 
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Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Stephan Pastis ,  Stephan Pastis

$12.99
Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave - if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy's life and, as if things couldn't get more hectic, Timmy's pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.
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The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match

The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match

Elizabeth Eulberg ,  Matt Robertson

$14.99
Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old and four feet tall. But for 11-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for. In the few weeks since moving into Harlem with his mum, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation - a skill that comes in handy on the very first day of school. John's new teacher, Mr Cobb, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. Something important has gone missing, but as Shelby and John dig deeper into the mystery of the Cobb caper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved. Could Shelby Holmes have finally met her match? Girl power comes to Baker Street in a book that's perfect for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Robin Stevens.
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A Far Away Magic

A Far Away Magic

Amy Wilson

$14.99
When Angel moves to a new school after the death of her parents, she isn’t interested in making friends. Until she meets Bavar - a strange boy, tall, awkward and desperate to remain unseen, but who seems to have a kind of magic about him. Everyone and everything within Bavar's enchanted house is urging him to step up and protect the world from a magical rift through which monsters are travelling, the same monsters that killed Angel's parents.

But Bavar doesn’t want to follow the path that's been chosen for him - he wants to be normal; to disappear. Fighting one another as well as their fears, Angel and Bavar must find a way to repair the rift between the worlds, and themselves, before it's too late...

The second stunning novel full of magic and friendship from Amy Wilson, author of A Girl Called Owl.
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The Rise of Wolves

The Rise of Wolves

Kerr Thomson

$16.99
Innis Munro is walking home across the bleak wilderness of Nin Island when he hears the chilling howl of a wolf. But there are no wolves on the island - not since they were hunted to extinction, centuries ago. He decides to investigate his island home and accepts an ancient challenge: he who jumps the Bonnie Laddie's Leap wins a fortune. As the wolves rise from the darkness of history, and long-buried secrets resurface, Innis's adventure truly begins ...
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Thea Stilton and the Venice Masquerade: Thea Stilton #26

Thea Stilton and the Venice Masquerade: Thea Stilton #26

Thea Stilton

$12.99
The Thea Sisters are headed to Venice, Italy! They'll be there for the Carnival, an annual festival that's famouse for its elaborate masks. The mouselets love exploring the city's bridges and canals, and seeing the beautiful costumes mice wear to Carnival celebrations. But a mysterious thief strikes while they are there! Can they catch and unmask him before the festival ends?
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Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Brian Selznick ,  David Serlin

$24.99
Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants! Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick and author David Serlin bring Baby Monkey's adventures to life in an exciting new format that blends elements of picture book, beginning reader and graphic novel. It is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. With over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, Brian Selznick's extraordinarily detailed pages hold delights for children and adults alike!
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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

Michelle Cuevas

$16.99
"So wait,” said Cosmo. “If we go in that door, we might exit on the other side of the galaxy?”'
“I don’t know,” I said. “But we currently live in a tub in a black hole, so what do we have to lose?”

When eleven-year-old space mad Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan's Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches, which is challenging to say the least – but also turns out to be a convenient way to get rid of those items that Stella doesn't want around. Soon theugly sweaters her aunt has made for her all disappear within the black hole, as does the smelly class hamster she's taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around.

It's not until Stella, her younger brother, Cosmo, the family puppy and even the bathroom tub all get swallowed up by the black hole that Stella realizes she has been letting her own grief consume her. And that's not the only thing she realizes as she attempts to get back home…

From the author of Confessions of an Imaginary Friend comes an astonishingly original and funny adventure with a great big heart.
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Missing

Missing

Whiting Sue

$17.99
Mackenzie da Luca's mother is missing - she's vanished without a trace in the jungles of Panama. Now, 116 days later Mackenzie and her dad are in those same jungles. Her dad is desperate to find out what's happened to his wife. And Mackenzie is desperate to make sure he doesn't ...
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The Troll Heart

The Troll Heart

Jack Henseleit

$16.99
In The Witching Hours, Anna and Max travel the world with their father, the Professor - but their real adventures take place in the dangerous underworld of dark fairies, where the children face sinister creatures and battle for their lives.After their chilling encounter in Transylvania, Anna and Max just want to stay out of trouble - but trouble has other plans. The Professor's taken them to the cold and foggy fields of England, where a new mystery is afoot. A small boy has disappeared near a strange and mysterious river, lost without a trace.Armed with her magical white knife, Anna is determined to crack the case, boldly leading Max into danger and darkness. With memories of the fairy world still haunting her dreams, Anna feels sure that another monster is behind the boy's disappearance. But when the sinister secret of the river is finally revealed, will the siblings be able to save the missing boy - and themselves?Be bold. Be brave. Be terrified.
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Grace on the Court

Grace on the Court

Maddy Proud

$14.99
Things were simple for netball nerd Grace Parker at primary school. She was captain of her school team - and with her best friends, Stella and Mia, by her side, they won the grand final. Back then, her biggest problem was persuading her parents to buy her tickets to see Friday at Five, the world's hottest boy band.But high school's a whole new story ... Grace's greatest rival on the court, Amber Burns, just made the same netball team as her. Her twin brother, Gus, is devastated he didn't make the A-grade AFL side. Her older brother, Tyler, is ignoring her. And as if that wasn't enough for a 13-year-old girl to handle, gorgeous aspiring rockstar Sebastian King is suddenly paying her a lot of attention.
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Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Tamara Moss

$16.99
The time has come to visit the forbidden island of Allay. But first Lintang needs to find her captain, and it seems the only way to get to the Winda is to join - then escape - the Vierzan navy. Only then will Captain Shafira set sail for Allay, where the crew of the Winda must uncover what really happened to the country's missing ruler. When disaster strikes, and Lintang is separated from her captain again, she and her friends must sneak through the heart of Allay, battle terrifying new mythies and overcome Captain Shafira's enemies to return to where they belong. Lintang was left behind once. She won't let it happen again.
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Sam's Surfboard Showdown

Sam's Surfboard Showdown

Allayne Webster

$12.99
Ten-year-old Sam Sumner is the best sportsman at Robe Primary School. He loves Nippers surf club the best. That's until Finn Hester moves to town. Finn is good at everything and Sam isn't happy about it. Likewise, Sam's mum feels a bit intimidated by Finn's mum's cooking - she used to be the best cook in town!

Finn joins Nippers, much to Sam's displeasure. A special competition is announced: a chance to win a surfboard signed by Mick Fanning. Sam has his heart set on it, but so does Finn. Who will win the big race? Will Sam and Finn remain sworn enemies? And who is the best cook in town? A story about rivalry and friendship.
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Lucky Button

Lucky Button

Michael Morpurgo ,  Michael Foreman

$19.99
From award-winning master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, author of the acclaimed War Horse, comes a moving historical story inspired by the Foundling Museum. A lonely boy struggles to cope with school bullies and caring for his mother, until a mysterious encounter reveals life in the Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century and unravels a touching tale about the power of music. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.
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Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians!

Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians!

Gary Northfield ,  Gary Northfield

$17.99
After being shipwrecked on the shores of Egypt and mistaken for a Horse God, Julius can't believe his luck! Soon he and his bedraggled friends will be living it up in the city of Alexandria; preened and pampered like gods. Then a fancy boat procession will take them down the River Nile to Memphis where a lavish party will be thrown in Julius's honour - as well as an obligatory tour of the Pyramids. BUT it is this very tour that seems to signal the end to their glorious fortunes in Egypt. On a visit to the Tomb of Cleopatra, Felix is unable to resist a rather lovely looking treasure for his rock collection... He pockets the jewel and immediately a curse falls upon the group. And so the ridiculous adventure begins where Julius fights for his life as the Egyptians come to unravel the truth and realize that he is not quite what they thought he was...
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Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters

Stella Caldwell

$19.99
Gods and Monsters is a lavish album of discovery in which legendary creatures, battles and heroic deeds of mythology are brought to jaw-dropping life. Intricate illustrations of ancient treasures are paired with full-bleed awe-inspiring CGI scenes from classic myths - your chance to learn all about the mighty gods Thor, Zeus and the dog-headed Anubis, as well as the adventures of heroes such as Aeneas, Sigurd the Dragonslayer and Heracles. From giants and dwarves to minotaurs and dragons, this is a book to stir your imagination.
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Myths and Legends of Aotearoa: 15 timeless tales of New Zealand

Myths and Legends of Aotearoa: 15 timeless tales of New Zealand

Annie Rae Te Ake Ake

$24.99
Fifteen timeless and essential Maori myths and legends are retold by gifted storyteller Annie Rae Te Ake Ake in this stunning, one-of-a-kind treasury. Illustrated by young Kiwi artists, this classic collection is a testament to the many and vibrant cultures of Aotearoa  past, present and future.
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Three Cheers for Women!

Three Cheers for Women!

Marcia Williams ,  Marcia Williams

$27.99
Join Marcia Williams as she celebrates incredible women from around the world and throughout history. From writers to warriors and astronauts to activists, discover their awesome stories and be amazed by their achievements. Featuring Cleopatra, Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Wangari Maathai, Mae C. Jemison, Cathy Freeman and Malala, and packed with facts, quotes and jokes - hip, hip, hooray!
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Creatures of the Order: The Beauty of Order in the Animal Kingdom

Creatures of the Order: The Beauty of Order in the Animal Kingdom

Kelsey (Illustrator) Oseid

$24.95
What do an elephant seal and a leopard have in common? Creatures of the Order collects members of the same taxonomic order - the same animal family - together in an informative and beautifully illustrated way. Fascinating text brings Kelsey Oseid's charming illustrations to life in this enchanting look at the animal kingdom.
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Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Jamia Wilson ,  Andrea Pippins

$27.99
Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.
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Politics for Beginners

Politics for Beginners

Kellan Stover ,  Alex Frith ,  Rosie Hore ,  Louie Stowell

$19.99
Whatis an election? Who gets to be Prime Minister or President? What doesimmigration mean? This essential introduction to politics for children answersall these questions and many more. Topics debated include capitalism, socialismand nationalism, terrorism, voting systems, free speech and human rights. Illustrations: Full colourthroughout
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My Very First Book of Long Ago

My Very First Book of Long Ago

Matthew Oldham ,  Lee Cosgrove

$19.99
An informative picture book that introduces young children to some of the most exciting periods of human history through a series of engaging scenes, from a busy Stone Age camp to a bustling Roman forum and the legendary city of Timbuktu.
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100 Scientists Who Made History

100 Scientists Who Made History

Andrea Mills

$29.99
From brainy biologists and clever chemists to magnificent mathematicians and pioneering physicists, discover 100 remarkable scientists who shaped our world.Containing a universe of knowledge, 100 Scientists Who Made History tells the story of the people who increased our grasp of almost everything around us. From Aristotle and Rosalind Franklin, to Marie Curie and Brian Cox, get the low down on the people whose thirst for knowledge has shaped the way we live today.With beautiful photography and illustrations, 100 Scientists Who Made History is a fascinating look at the most important scientists and their discoveries. It's the perfect way for kids to meet science's most important people.
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How To Be A Fashion Designer

How To Be A Fashion Designer

Lesley Ware ,  Tiki Papier

$24.99
Draw and colour creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Packed with practical tips and inspiration, How to be a Fashion Designer helps children enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Bright illustrations mixed with fun photography show kids how to choose gorgeous colours, design dress shapes, customise t-shirts, and add sparkle to their accessories in simple, easy-to-follow design tasks and simple practical projects. Using inspiration from the natural world, everyday life, and their own imagination, children can design outfits from scratch and learn how to put together the clothes and accessories they already own in fun, stylish ways. How to be a Fashion Designer is perfect for 7-9 year olds and brings a unique approach to STEAM learning by combining art and design with practical, hands-on making.
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Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition)

Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition)

Phil Knight

$19.99
You must forget your limits.

It was only when Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast and even more he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever.

Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humour and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it.

This is an abridged edition of the internationally bestselling adult book, but in addition it includes new frontmatter and backmatter, an introduction to the younger reader and 'A Letter to the Young Reader' that provides advice from Phil Knight for the battles that lie ahead for young people.
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A Journey Through Art: A Global History

A Journey Through Art: A Global History

Aaron Rosen ,  Lucy Dalzell

$29.99
An introduction to art history through the centuries and across the globe

A Journey Through Art is a global history of art with a time-travel twist, taking readers on an expedition from the Paleolithic period to the present day, voyaging to thirty locations around the world. Readers will discover Australian caves in the year 35,000 BCE, Rome in the year 1 CE, Cambodia's palaces in 1150, a fortress in Zimbabwe in 1300, New York's jazz scene in the 1950s, Rio de Janeiro today, and much, much more.

At every location readers encounter stories of artworks and the cultures around them. Two beautifully illustrated spreads, with close-up photographs of objects, showcase each destination, allowing readers to engage with cultural history in a dynamic and accessible way. This book is a fantastic resource for young readers, families, and schools, written by Dr. Aaron Rosen, an expert in art history and cultural studies. Illustrated in color throughout. 
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The Secret Kingdom

The Secret Kingdom

Barb Rosenstock  ,  Claire A. Nivola

$24.99
The incredible story of the world’s largest visionary environment: the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, kept secret by outsider artist Nek Chand for fifteen years.

After the partition of India in 1947, Nek Chand Saini settled in the city of Chandigarh, with nothing but stories brought from his homeland. Dismayed at his stark new surroundings, Nek began collecting river rocks, broken glass, and cracked water pots found on the roadside. He cleared a section of jungle and for seven years he stockpiled odds and ends. They were castoffs and rubbish to everyone else, but to Nek, they were treasures.

He began to build a labyrinth of curving paths, mosaics, and repeating patterns: his very own tribute to the winding village of his youth, a hidden land of stories. Nek kept his kingdom secret for fifteen years, until a government crew stumbled upon it and sought to destroy it. But local fans agreed in awe: the Rock Garden had to be protected.

Author Barb Rosenstock introduces readers to the outsider artist’s stunning creation, while Claire A. Nivola’s illustrations bring to life the land’s natural beauty and the surreal world Nek coaxed from his wild landscape.
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Lift-the-flap: Questions and Answers about Long Ago

Lift-the-flap: Questions and Answers about Long Ago

Katie Daynes ,  Peter Donnelly

$19.99
This latest addition to the popular Q&A series answers over 60 fascinating questions reaching right back to dinosaur days. From pyramids and pirates to Aztecs and inventors, discover who, what, when, where, how and why.

Illustrations: Full colour throughout
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Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

Mikael Siversson

$10.00
The world during the Cretaceous Period was a very different place to what we know it as today. Dinosaurs reached their peak in diversity and mammals were confined to a life in the shadows. The abrupt end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago, changed everything. Authoritative, interactive and entertaining, this guide describes and illustrates the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous era, the amazing environment in which they lived, and how evidence of them became preserved as fossils. It also explores the evolution of the Earth during that time, the cataclysmic asteroid strike that probably brought the reign of the dinosaurs to an end, and the subsequent rise of mammals as dominant land animals. Complete with animated multimedia content, stunning illustrations and quality stickers - the Dinosaur Discovery souvenir guide presents contemporary insight into the life and death of these amazing creatures that once walked the earth for audiences of all ages. The new revised edition includes new content including the recent dinosaur trackway discoveries in Australia's Broome sandstone.
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Big Book of Trains

Big Book of Trains

Megan Cullis ,  Gabriele Antonini

$19.99
Takea ride through the fascinating world of trains in this lively information book.From old steam classics like the Flying Scotsman and the Union Pacific Big Boy,to modern high-speed electric trains like Maglev, young train enthusiasts willbe amazed by this big, bold and colourful book, with fold-out pages and lots ofbrilliant facts.Illustrations: Full colourthroughout
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Ocean: The Secret Life of the Depths

Ocean: The Secret Life of the Depths

Margherita Borin

$34.99
Explore the undersea world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef! The Great Barrier Reef is home to an incredible variety of ocean life, from little clownfish to the huge hammerhead shark. Featuring stunning watercolors by Margherita Borin, this concertina book unfolds to reveal all the inhabitants of the richly biodiverse habitat. Along the back of the images, comprehensive text provides information about every one of these fascinating creatures and the coral reef itself.
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Impossible Inventions

Impossible Inventions

Malgorzata Mycielska ,  Aleksandra Mizielinska

$34.99
When Leonardo da Vinci sketched ideas for the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine, lift and telescope, over 500 years ago, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is understood to be a genius, ahead of his time. This book collects ancient and modern inventions. Some are revolutionary, others comical, others were simply impossible. But each of them testifies to the extraordinary imaginations of their inventors. You will find here a flying bicycle, bubble telegraph, passenger clouds and passenger birds, mechanical chess players, a water clock, a concentration hood and many more incredible ideas. Country of Origin: Poland
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Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment With 25 Projects

Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment With 25 Projects

Carla Mooney ,  Alexis Cornell

$26.99
Age range 9 to 12Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it works, examples of creatures who have evolved in response to specific circumstances, and what this might mean for the future of our planet. For billions of years, the amazing story of life on Earth has been unfolding. Millions of years ago, life on earth was nothing like it is today. Dinosaurs roamed the earth and pterosaurs flew through the skies. Millions of years before the dinosaurs, it was even more different. Strange ocean creatures lived in the seas, while the land was barren. Throughout its history, Earth has been home to an incredible diversity of living things that have changed dramatically over the many millennia. How have these living creatures changed so much? And how did that change happen? The answer: evolution!
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In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years

In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years

David Elliott  ,  Matthew Trueman

$24.99
Care to meet a dunkleosteus? An apatosaurus? How about the dragonflyesque meganaura? In a collection that's organized chronologically by epoch and is sure to intrigue everyone from armchair dino enthusiasts to budding paleontologists, David Elliott and Matthew Trueman illuminate some of the most fascinating creatures ever to evolve on the earth. Combining poems both enlightening and artful with illustrations perfect for poring over, this volume ensures fascinating trips back to a time as enthralling and variable as any in our planet's evolutionary history.
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My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today

My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today

Melanie Walsh ,  Melanie Walsh

$16.99
Discover ten ways in which every child can make their day greener and help the environment. With a simple explanation to back up every activity and bold, bright pictures, this is the perfect picture book for teaching very young children the importance of looking after the world around them.
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Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

Nicola Davies ,  Emily Sutton

$16.99
Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations make for a truly special work of non-fiction. - Guardian. There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three ... lots! From the award-winning team behind Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes comes Lots, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of biodiversity for younger readers. With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children.
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Macca the Alpaca

Macca the Alpaca

Matt Cosgrove

$16.99
Macca the Alpaca is small, kind and friendly. His days are easy and carefree until he accidentally bumps head-first into Harmer the llama.

Harmer is big, unkind and never, ever friendly... Can little Macca find a way to teach Harmer a lesson he'll never forget?
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The Feather

The Feather

Margaret Wild ,  Freya Blackwood

$24.99
`Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul'-Emily DickinsonThis is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognise its extraordinariness and take it to the village for its protection. The villagers, however, want to encase it, upon which the feather loses its radiance. The children take it home and care for it through the night. In the morning it is again radiant, and when they set it free it leaves behind the first signs of blue sky and colour. The ambiguous ending invites multiple interpretations about the effects of selflessness and kindness.
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Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$24.99
Quack, quack, quack! Ducky Duckling loves playing outside in the rain. He hops with frog, squirms with wriggly worm and splashes with the fishes. But when the rain stops, Ducky feels sad. Can Daddy help cheer him up? With bright, bold illustrations and a rhythmic text from multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins, this book shows younger readers the joys of a rainy day. This delightful story also highlights the special bond between father and child. A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of outdoors fun!
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Bird to Bird

Bird to Bird

Claire Saxby ,  Wayne Harris

$24.99
A bird drops a seed to the floor of the forest. The seed grows into a sapling, then a tree. The tree is felled and taken to a busy city. Bird to Bird is the story of one bird, one seed, one tree.Award-winning picture book creators Claire Saxby and Wayne Harris have crafted a gentle story of nature, history, recycling and art.
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Lola Dutch

Lola Dutch

Kenneth Wright ,  Sarah Jane Wright

$24.99
It's the beginning of a new day, and Lola Dutch is bursting with creative ideas! She cooks up a fantastic feast for breakfast, devours great books at the library, paints a masterpiece for every wall and builds a majestic bedtime fort before she finally goes to bed. And when Bear says she is just too much, this energetic little girl is still bursting with imagination and delight, which even Bear will agree is amazing. Inspired by their own four gorgeously feisty children, Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright are thrilled to introduce the unstoppable Lola Dutch and her fresh, fun, commercial, character-driven series. Perfect for fans of Emma Chichester Clark, Eloise and Olivia.
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Not Just a Book

Not Just a Book

Jeanne Willis

$24.99
A book is never just a book.

This book, for instance, could be a hat, a building block or even a flower press - the only limit is your imagination. And, of course, there's one magical thing all books can do...

From the dream team that is Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross comes this delightful story about one of the world's most wonderful objects - the book.
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Deep Breaths

Deep Breaths

Carol Thompson

$19.99
When Dolly paints a picture of Jack that looks like a slug, and Jack paints a picture of Dolly that looks like a pumpkin, they fall out big time! But after some time alone to think and calm down, they realise they can't stay angry at each other forever.
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Big Bunny

Big Bunny

Rowboat Watkins

$27.99
Once upon a time there was a book about...

Monsters!
No.
Space Aliens?
Nope... A Bunny!
A Giant Scary Truck-eating Bunny?!?

Um... well, maybe it was a tiny bit big.

From the curious mind of Rowboat Watkins comes a ginormously imaginative story that is as funny as it is philosophical. How big is Big Bunny? And how will this story end? Delightfully meta and humorously subversive, Big Bunny will take its place as the next go-to story about stories.
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Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes

Hena Khan ,  Mehrdokht

$29.99
From a crescent moon to a square garden to an octagonal fountain, this breathtaking picture book celebrates the shapes-and traditions-of the Muslim world. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets is equally at home in a classroom reading circle and on a parent's lap being read to a child.
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10 Ten-Minute Fairy Tales

10 Ten-Minute Fairy Tales

$29.99
A magical collection of fairy tales, featuring retellings of favourites such as Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each charming story in this hardback book is beautifully illustrated and takes just ten minutes to read - the perfect length for snuggling up and enjoying at bedtime.
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Ash Dresses her Friends

Ash Dresses her Friends

Fu Wenzheng

$24.99
Ash is feeling lonely. She wishes she had someone to play with. Then a sad elephant comes along and Ash has an idea that will cheer him up.

Soon she is sharing her idea with lots of animals in the forest. A warm-hearted story about sharing with others.
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My Worst Book Ever!

My Worst Book Ever!

Allan Ahlberg ,  Bruce Ingman

$21.99
A book about all the things that can go wrong when you try to write one, by the picture-book dream team that produced The Pencil and Hooray for Bread

Picture books are such good fun and so is making them? but who knew there were so many things that could go wrong?

This is the story of a picture book doomed from the very start. Allan has a good idea for a book about a crocodile, but every time he sits down to write, he’s interrupted. The manuscript gets soaked in coffee, nibbled by snails, and when Bruce gets started on the pictures, he gets overexcited and draws a hippo, not a crocodile, at which point the publishers get overexcited too?they want a dinosaur and experiment with all kinds of different fonts. Allan and Bruce finally think they’ve straightened things out, when the book goes off to the printer and?you guessed it?the trouble really starts.

My Worst Book Ever is a clever and amusing introduction to the process of writing books for children, and they?along with their parents?will be delighted to see how hilariously wrong Allan and Bruce’s book turns out.
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We're Going to be Friends

We're Going to be Friends

Jack White ,  Elinor Blake

$24.99
"Possibly the greatest-ever song about childhood BFFs.” ― Entertainment Weekly

"We're Going to be Friends" is one of The White Stripes most enduring and loved songs. With the help of illustrator Elinor Blake, the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children's book. Join Suzy Lee as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.

“Jack White has written a perfect story and Elino Blake's art is enchanting. It harkens back to 1940s Golden Books. Read it while listening to either Jack or Elinor sing the story. It’s a sonic/optic treat.” ― John Kricfalusi, creator The Ren and Stimpy Show

"It’s back to school! Walk with Suzy Lee and her new friend. In hues of red, black and white with nods to classic animation and mid-century picture books, Elinor Blake creates an enchanted vision for Jack White’s gentle story of new friendship.”―Nina Crews, author The Neighborhood Mother Goose.

In my favorite picture books text and art feel like they were conceived as one. This book has that quality. The text is the lyrics from the wonderful, now classic song "We're Going To Be Friends" by Jack White. In place of sound and music we have Elinor Blake's pictures. These images surprise and delight and have a genuine and rare timelessness, I can easily visualize this charming creation sitting snug between books by Robert McCloskey and Garth Williams on any bookshelf both past and present. ― Tony Fucile, animator The Lion King, Finding Nemo
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The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared

The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared

Petr Horacek ,  Petr Horacek

$19.99
Little Mouse wants to play in the woods. They are dark and full of big scary animals. But Little Mouse isn't afraid of anything - or is she? Lift the flap to find out. A charming story about bravery - with a hilarious lift the flap surprise - from a Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted illustrator, who has been described by The Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .
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A Lion Is a Lion

A Lion Is a Lion

Polly Dunbar ,  Polly Dunbar

$24.99
From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he ... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he ... arrives at your door and invites himself in with a How do you do? (Isn't he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you... Is a lion still a lion then?
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The Tales of Mrs Mancini

The Tales of Mrs Mancini

Natalie Jane Prior ,  Cheryl Orsini

$16.99
From the creators of The Fairy Dancers comes a collection of stories about a cake-loving cat named Mrs Mancini, perfect for fans of The Cleo Stories and Ruby Red Shoes.

The Tales of Mrs Mancini tells the story of a cat who, together with her human friend, Filippina, runs a cake shop full of delectable treats. Alongside her flair for flan, Mrs Mancini also has a special ability to bring lonely children together.

A collection of three fully illustrated short stories celebrating friends and friendship!
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Little Red Reading Hood

Little Red Reading Hood

Lucy Rowland ,  Ben Mantle

$14.99
Whilst leaving footpaths should NEVER be done, Straying from stories is all sorts of fun! Little Red Reading Hood LOVES reading books and making up stories of her own. When she meets a cunning wolf while on her way to the library, he convinces her to stray from the path and read for a little while. But hasn't she read this in a story before? Perhaps it's time she came up with a new ending . . . A contemporary and fun take on the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Created by incredible new picture book partnership, Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle, Little Red Reading Hood will inspire children, and adults, about the magic of books and reading.
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Something Wonderful

Something Wonderful

Raewyn Caisley

$14.99
Sam likes to pull things apart and put them back together, and think about how things work. But he is sometimes so busy doing this, he forgets his chores on the family farm.

Then one day he creates something truly wonderful...

An inspirational story about discovery, invention and the importance of dreams.
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Teacup

Teacup

Rebecca Young ,  Matt Ottley

$16.99
Once there was a boy who had to leave home... and find another. In his bag he carried a book, a bottle and a blanket. In his teacup he held some earth from where he used to play. This is one boys story of leaving his homeland, surviving a long journey by sea... and finding a safe, new place to call home.
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How Many Dinosaurs Deep?

How Many Dinosaurs Deep?

Ben Kitchin ,  Vicky Fieldhouse

$14.99
Jim's not quite sure that hes ready to move from the baby pool to the middle sized pool.

Can a group of splashing, sploshing dinosaurs help him face his fear?
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Dragon Dancer

Dragon Dancer

Joyce Chng ,  Jeremy Pailler

$14.99
Age range: 7-11It is the eve of Chinese New Year. Lanterns are hung in the shopping malls of Singapore and Yao is preparing to wake the ancient sky dragon, Shen Long, from his year-long sleep. From the moment Shen Long opens his great amber eyes and unfurls his silver-blue tail, Yao will be propelled on a magical journey through the skies of Singapore to battle the bad luck of the previous year and usher in the good. Will he succeed? Will his grandfather watch over him and protect him from harm? A beautiful story of a Chinese festival and its symbolism for Chinese communities everywhere, told from the perspective of Yao, the dragon dancer.
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Big and Me

Big and Me

David Miller

$16.95
Age range 7+Big and Small are machines that work together as a team. `But some days Big goes a bit wobbly, and I get a lot worried.' Big malfunctions in a variety of ways and Small tries to help with the assistance of The Boss and Mechanic. The story is a metaphor for a child living with an adult who suffers from mental illness. Big and Me is dramatically illustrated with paper sculpture.See more in this adorable Youtube clip.
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Raymond

Raymond

Yann Le Bec ,  Gwendal Le Bec

$16.99
What if dogs could walk and talk and go to work? Well, Raymond the dog has big ambitions beyond his ordinary, canine life in the big city. He wants to take himself for a walk and get his own dinner. And when he's done all that? Well, he wants a job, just like his owners. But when Raymond begins a high-flying journalism career at Dogue magazine, he soon realizes it's no walk in the park... With a stylish limited palette and incredible visual humour, children and adults alike will fall in love with Raymond and his laugh-out-loud antics in this absurdly original - yet highly relatable - world.
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What's Your Favourite Colour?

What's Your Favourite Colour?

Eric Carle

$16.99
From Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a beautiful, bright book all about COLOUR. Everyone has a favourite colour! Some like the bright blue of a balloon. Others prefer the mint green of a delicious scoop of ice cream. Eric Carle? He loves sunshiny yellow! Featuring entries and artwork from fifteen of today's most beloved children's book illustrators, this funny and wonderfully quirky collection offers readers a unique glimpse into illustrators' personalities, and is sure to inspire children to create favourite colour drawings and stories of their very own. With artwork from: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead and Melissa Sweet.
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I Am Jellyfish

I Am Jellyfish

Ruth Paul

$17.99
Chased to the depths of the bottomless blue,What does a tiny Jellyfish do?Jellyfish is quietly crooning in the shallows, when knife-nosed Swordfish swooshes, races and chases her, down, down, down, deep into the dark blue sea.At that moment, stealthy Squid stretches a tentacle, tussling and tossing Swordfish in the darkness. Who will help Swordfish? He makes a last wish...Then ...ON goes a light - it's Jellyfish!This delightfully funny bedtime story by an award-winning writer and illustrator has a glow-in-the-dark cover for kids to discover once the lights are turned out.
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The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

Mini Grey

$14.99
When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and Cadabra step in to save the day. But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye? An exciting new novelty book from British author and illustrator Mini Grey that will have children and parents laughing out loud.
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If I had a dinosaur

If I had a dinosaur

Gabby Dawnay ,  Alex Barrow

$14.99
A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too...wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.
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You're Different, Jemima

You're Different, Jemima

Jedidah Morley ,  Karen Erasmus

$17.00
Age range 4 to 11Jemima likes to sing loud, dance her own moves and use her imagination, but her teacher and the other kids think she's too 'different'. When Mrs Chuckles takes over the class, Jemima discovers that being different is WONDERFUL!A book to make children feel special about what makes them 'different'.
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Elliott's Rainbow Heart

Elliott's Rainbow Heart

Laura Wallbridge

$17.00
Join Elliott as he very bravely makes his way through the rainforest on a quest for something more, something strange, something rainbow!

Elliott's Rainbow Heart nurtures children who struggle with new experiences, empowers them to give things a go and bravely deal with the emotions that accompany a change.
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Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Daisy Hirst ,  Daisy Hirst

$16.99
An unusual gem of a book ... full of charm and humour - Julia Eccleshare. In her truly authentic and original voice, Daisy Hirst, creator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK To Do! introduces two loveable new characters to the picture book world: Hilda and the Runaway Baby. Hilda the pot-bellied pig lives at the foot of a hill. Life is uneventful and she is always where she expects herself to be. At the top of the hill lives a mischievous baby who is never ever where people expect him to be ... which is why he is known as the Runaway Baby. But on a high-speed escapade in a pram, the Runaway Baby and Hilda's worlds collide ... and an unlikely friendship begins.
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Triangle

Triangle

Jon Klassen ,  Mac Barnett

$16.99
Picture book lovers will find much to like in Triangle GuardianFrom the award-winning team behind Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and illustrated by Jon Klassen, the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back, comes the first tale in an exciting new trilogy. Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks... Visually stunning and full of wry humour, here is a perfectly-paced treat that flips the traditional concept book, and approaches it from a whole new angle.
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Baabwaa and Wooliam

Baabwaa and Wooliam

David Elliott ,  Melissa Sweet

$16.99
Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring, but they like it. Then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who wears a tattered wool coat and has long, dreadfully decaying teeth. Wooliam, being well read, thinks he recognizes their new acquaintance ... could it be the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
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In the City I See

In the City I See

Tori-Jay Mordey

$9.99
Age range 3 to 8In this delightful Early Childhood board book, Tori-Jay Mordey's graphic illustrations bring the city to life in all its colourful glory. Mordey's bold and painterly art style celebrates the pace of the cityscape whether it be her built environment of tall buildings and big signs, or her moving panorama of long buses. With a fresh and youthful eye, Tori-Jay captures the quirky gait of walking dogs and a jittery assembly of hungry pigeons as they share the streets with happy buskersand lots of people! In the City I See is also a gentle snapshot of how our Indigenous culture is reflected in our cities. It will become a valuable and loved addition to family book collections and libraries in rural, regional and urban areas.
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Maisy Goes to the Bookshop

Maisy Goes to the Bookshop

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$14.99
A story of visiting the bookshop for the first time from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Maisy goes to the bookshop to buy a new book, and she also wants to get one as a present for her friend Tallulah. The bookshop shelves are packed full of amazing books! The shopkeeper is very helpful, too. Maisy finds her friends Charley, Cyril and Eddie inside. Everyone has so much fun choosing the books they love and imagining all sorts of wild and wonderful things! They share in story time together and even get to eat a tasty snack at the cafe. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
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Sing Along With Me! Five Little Ducks

Sing Along With Me! Five Little Ducks

Yu-Hsuan Huang

$12.99
This series of bright, slider board books, featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes, bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. Each book comes with five slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code on the first page for little ones to listen and sing along!
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Piglet Saves the Day

Piglet Saves the Day

Winnie The Pooh

$9.99
When Owl's house is blown down in Blusterous conditions, it's up to Piglet to save the day and rescue his best friends Pooh and Owl.
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Pop Goes Pooh

Pop Goes Pooh

Winnie The Pooh

$9.99
Winnie-the-Pooh is stuck! When Pooh eats too much at Rabbit's burrow, it's up to Christopher Robin to unstick his loveable bear.
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Hidden World: Ocean

Hidden World: Ocean

Stephanie Fizer Coleman ,  Libby Walden

$22.99
Learn about the fish and plants of the ocean with Hidden World. Filled with bite-sized facts, multiple flaps and sumptuous illustrations, this book is perfect for introducing young children to the wonders beneath the waves.
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Highway Rat Board Book + CD

Highway Rat Board Book + CD

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler

$14.99
Beware of the Highway Rat. He'll steal your food ... and your heart!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling story will be aired on TV Chritstmas 2017.

We celebrate this with a Baker & Taylor exclusive board book with CD.
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Never Touch a Dragon

Never Touch a Dragon

Rosie Greening ,  Stuart Lynch

$12.99
You must never touch a dragon....except in this book! This dragon-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children! They will love reading the funny rhyme that warns of the dangers of touching a dragonand then ignore the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread. This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading!
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My Potty

My Potty

Anita Bijsterbosch

$19.99
Something red falls from the sky. A hat! says Dog. The other animals make a guess too. A little bed, A boat, A vase, Only Hare knows what it is, because it's his. A funny story in which several animals mistake a potty for other objects.
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Counting with Tiny Cat

Counting with Tiny Cat

Viviane Schwarz ,  Viviane Schwarz

$11.99
From the endlessly innovative and playful Viviane Schwarz comes a very funny first counting book with a wonderfully feline twist in the tail! At first Tiny Cat has none. Then, what's that? One! Two! Three! And ... four! Oops, bonk, now there's more! Soon Tiny Cat has as many red balls of wool as you can get. Then some extra. Too many...?! Will Tiny Cat ever have just enough? With very few words - and loads of visual humour - counting has never been so much fun!
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Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Elodie Jarret ,  Elodie Jarret

$16.99
Spotty dogs, bendy dogs and really, really long dogs - find the opposites in this fun lift-the-flap book with the help of some hilarious and colourful dogs.
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Surprising Birds: Lift-the-Flap Colours

Surprising Birds: Lift-the-Flap Colours

elo ,  elo

$16.99
A red wing, an orange beak or a vibrant tail - all of these birds have a surprise in store. Lift the flaps and have fun learning colours with the help of some unusual birds.
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Nobody Real

Nobody Real

Steven Camden

$16.99
The stunningly original new YA novel from renowned spoken word poet Steven Camden - with a dash of Inception and a bit of Jennifer Niven, this is the story of a teen girl and her imaginary friend, and we guarantee you have never read anything like it... Marcie is at a crossroads.Finished with school, but unsure what she wants to do next. Abandoned by her mother when she was tiny - but drifting further and further from her dad.Marcie is real. With real problems.Thor is at a crossroads too.Soon, if he doesn't make a decision, he's gong to face the fade. Years ago, he was Marcie's imaginary friend - then she cast him out, back to his own world.Thor is not real. And that's a real problem...But Marcie and Thor need each other. And to fix their lives, they're going to have to destroy everything... and then build a new world.
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I Am Thunder

I Am Thunder

Muhammad Khan

$16.99
Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem is passionate about writing and dreams of becoming a novelist. There's just one problem - her super-controlling parents have already planned her life out for her: Step 1) Get educated Step 2) Qualify as a doctor Step 3) Marry a cousin from Pakistan. Oh, and boyfriends are totally haram. No one is more surprised than humble Muzna when high school hottie, Arif Malik, takes an interest in her. But Arif and his brother are angry at the West for demonizing Islam and hiding a terrible secret. As Arif begins to lead Muzna down a dark path, she faces a terrible choice: keep quiet and betray her beliefs, or speak up and betray her heart?
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The Centre of My Everything

The Centre of My Everything

Allayne L. Webster

$19.99
Justin's back, and wants to put the past behind him. Corey's a footy hero and high-school dropout who can't even find work picking fruit. Tara wants to be loved. But if her mother doesn't care, why would anyone else? Margo wants out, and she has a plan to get there. Plans change. Life happens. Some secrets won't stay buried. Peace isn't as simple as laying bones to rest. 'The Centre of My Everything drives a stake through the heart of teen binge-drinking culture and generational racism. Often funny, sometimes shocking, always real - this is not an easy book, and that's exactly why everyone should read it.' Vikki Wakefield, author of CBCA Honour Book INBETWEEN DAYS
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Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King

Tricia Levenseller

$16.99
If you want something done right...

When her father, the ruthless Pirate King, discovers that a legendary treasure map can be found on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows that there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her welcome on the ship. After all, who's going to suspect a girl locked in a cell?

But Alosa has skills enough for any three pirates, and has yet to meet her match. Although she has to admit that the surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden, the lucky pirate charged with finding out all her secrets, comes the closest. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will... Can Alosa find the map before Riden figures out her plan?
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Book Jumper

Book Jumper

Mechthild Glaser

$16.99
Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House-but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As exciting as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger-someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts-at whatever cost.
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Goodbye, Perfect

Goodbye, Perfect

Sara Barnard

$16.99
When I was wild, you were steady . . . Now you are wild - what am I? Eden McKinley knows she can't count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it's a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn. Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie's location, and that's the way it has to stay. There's no way she's betraying her best friend. Not even when she's faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts. As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In

The Dangerous Art of Blending In

Angelo Surmelis

$19.99
Seventeen-year-old Evan doesn't know where he fits in. He loves his family, but is terrorised by his abusive mother and confused by his father's silence. He has friends, but on of them - Henry - has become distractingly attractive, and seems interested being more than just a friend. Oh, and yes, Evan kissed a boy this summer.As things with Henry heat up and the violence escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has always survived by being silent.
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli

$17.99
Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for.

But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.

Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal... It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.
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Between Us

Between Us

Clare Atkins

$19.99
Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed-wire fences and a political wilderness between them?Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'.Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny.Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes a
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Olivia's Secret Scribbles #1: My New Best Friend

Olivia's Secret Scribbles #1: My New Best Friend

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$5.00
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them:

I've got a brand-new bedroom-yay! My best friend Lucy moved away last week and I really miss her. I'm planning LOTS of cool inventions (I'm pretty sure some will work too!) Someone keeps sneaking into my room but I DON'T KNOW WHO! There's a new girl at school called Matilda. She looks fun . . . but why does she act so mysteriously all the time???

I'm going to find out exactly what's going on!
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