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High Five to the Boys: A Celebration of Ace Australian Men

High Five to the Boys: A Celebration of Ace Australian Men

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- It's been lovely to see the proliferation of books celebrating women and girl-power, but we can't forget that boys (and girls) also need to see that men have also defied stereotypes, stood up for their beliefs, broken new ground! There's Jack Mundey or Deng Thiak Adut; Eddie Ayres or Eddie Woo; Bob Brown or Tim Flannery; Mei Quong Tart or Akira Isogawa; Archie Roach or Paul Kelly - the list goes on, covering all aspects of society and achievement. This is a companion to Shout Out to the Girls, and all royalties go to The Smith Family, so it achieves more good things! Lindy Jones

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Australia has some seriously ace men who have broken new ground, stood up for what they believed in, achieved incredible things and defied stereotypes. You'll find some of those men inside the pages of this book - from astronaut Andy Thomas to YouTube maths teacher Eddie Woo, sportsman Johnathan Thurston and dancer David McAllister. Whether they end up being role models for girls or boys, it doesn't matter, because they're ace regardless!

Brought to life by colourful illustrations from Australian male artists, High Five to the Boys is an uplifting and illuminating read for all ages.

Royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.
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From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons: Australia's Amazing Fossils

From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons: Australia's Amazing Fossils

Danielle Clode

$24.95
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is the perfect book for the budding palaeontologist in your life! It introduces the prime fossil sites in Australia, and explains the type of creatures that once lived there, and that have left their remains behind. From megafauna in the Naracoorte Caves of South Australia to the Thunderbirds of Alcoota in the Northern Territory, this is a survey of ancient life. With maps, fact boxes, photographs and excellent paleo-artist illustrations (as well as pronunciation guides) this will enthral primary aged fossil hunters (and perhaps their parents as well!) Lindy Jones

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Ever met a thingadonta or seen a fangaroo? What about a gigantic titanosaur or a mighty diprotodon? Come on an Aussie fossil adventure and explore prehistoric life down under. Discover amazing animals unique to Australia.

Danielle Clode, the award-winning author of Prehistoric giants: the megafauna of Australia, takes you to the best fossil sites so you can learn about the incredible animals that once roamed this ancient land.

This exciting new title from Museums Victoria Publishing includes the following:

Maps and guides to Australia's most amazing fossil sites Stunning illustrations of dinosaurs, megafauna and other incredible animals Fascinating facts about animal behaviour and biology
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The Happiness Box

The Happiness Box

Mark Greenwood ,  Andrew McLean

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- The Happiness Box was a little book written and illustrated by two prisoners-of-war in Changi. Conceived as a gift for the children incarcerated in the camp, it was banned by the commandant, buried safely and secretly, and disinterred at the end of the war. It was donated to the State Library of NSW and is accounted a national treasure. This book relates the story of Sergeant "Griff" Griffin who wrote the book, and it explains the experience of prisoners in Singapore to young readers in a straightforward way. A thoughtful book which celebrates the power of storytelling. Ages 5-8 Lindy Jones

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An inspiring narrative non-fiction picture book by award winners Mark Greenwood and Andrew McLean.

In 1942, Sergeant "Griff" Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness. But the enemy was suspicious... With this picture book, award winners Mark Greenwood and Andrew McLean bring to life the inspirational true story of a book that became a National Treasure.

This is the true story of Australian prisoners of war who created a picture book called The Happiness Box as a Christmas present for children interned in Changi Prison.

The book was written for children to chase away fear and give them hope, and contained the "secrets to happiness" such as the importance of friendship, kindness, compassion, generosity, loyalty, faith, courage and hard work.

The Happiness Box survived the war. It toured Australia along with Sir Don Bradman’s cricket bat and Ned Kelly’s helmet as part of the National Treasures exhibition from Australia’s great libraries. The book currently resides in the State Library of NSW.
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The Great Lizard Trek

The Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw ,  Norma MacDonald

$24.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Published by CSIRO, this combines story telling with facts and a sprinkling of Indigenous knowledge as well. An Ornate Dragon called Rocky introduces members of his mob - frillnecks and thorny devils, geckoes and perenties - and tells how they spread throughout the country. The science behind the story explains rising temperatures and their impact upon lizards and a couple of other denizens of the arid lands). The illustrations are artistic and accurate representations of the animals, and their landscapes are rendered in pencil and watercolour washes. Attractive and informative. Lindy Jones

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Age range: primary aged children Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia. His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60,000 years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures.

Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.
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The Gum Family Finds Home

The Gum Family Finds Home

Tania McCartney ,  Christina Booth

$24.99
Age range: 4+ Kids love rocks. They also love to learn. The Gum Family Finds Home brings these two truths together in a delightful Australian story that introduces concepts of geology to a young audience. But this is not a fact-heavy schoolbook. It is essentially a charming story about home and family that celebrates the stunning Australian landscape and its flora and fauna.

The book's action plays out through a family of koalas, the Gum family, who hitch up their caravan and set off to search for the perfect home. The idea that animals might go travelling to see the sights, or indeed want to find a more better home, creates a link between the reader and the exciting adventures the characters are experiencing.

The Gum Family Finds Home uses storytelling to introduce the natural world to children as the Gum family travels the country. The sheer variety and imposing grandeur of Australian geological formations are captured, from Uluru to King's Canyon, from gorges and limestone pillars to precariously placed boulders and sweeping plains. These are introduced in the story through minimal text and lavish illustrations, then extended in a separate section providing accessible information and photographic images. This enables a parent, teacher or older reader to satisfy the further interest in geology that the story is sure to stimulate.
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Backyard

Backyard

Ananda Braxton-Smith ,  Lizzy Newcomb

$24.99
In Backyard, critically acclaimed Australian author Ananda Braxton-Smith and fine artist Lizzy Newcomb team up to present a lush, lyrical picture book about all the life that children can find in a suburban backyard.

White gum rustle, tawny frog mouths still as wood, dragonflies swoop. Banjo frog calls the secret – watch the world carefully, your backyard is home to animals other than you! A child stands on her back step at dusk and surveys her backyard. The backyard is teeming with life - birds, possum, native rat, bats, insects and bugs.

A reminder to look closely at the world around you which is very much aligned with current educational philosophy.
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His Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

$22.99
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From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

'Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own...' The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long, long time. Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end...

From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, comes an extraordinary story within a story - a mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret. And five people who will remember this night as long as they live.
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The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach (#1 Peski Kids)

The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach (#1 Peski Kids)

R. A. Spratt

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When April, Finn and Joe Peski come home from school one day to find their mother missing, they are forced to go and live with their dad. They haven't seen him in years, and to make matters worse, he lives in a small country town - how will these city kids cope? In the country everything is green, the air is crisp and clear and the sky is a sharper shade of blue. In fact, everything is so nice it makes the kids uncomfortable.

However, with the challenges of a new school, new friends, attempted kidnappings and the annual cockroach race, the Peski kids soon realise that life in a country town might not be quite as boring as they imagined!
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Natural Born Loser

Natural Born Loser

Oliver Phommavanh

$16.99
Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired with not even a whiff of airconditioning in any classroom, and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school used to be cool.

Raymond Bulanghagui is resigned to it all after nearly six years at Barryjong and has become good at fading into the background, a natural born follower, happy to play soccer (badly) in the shadow of his best mate and hotshot player, Zain.

Then a new principal arrives to shake things up. When he invites anyone in Year Six to 'audition' to be prefects, Zain practically kicks down his door, itching to be school captain. Raymond gets dragged along and somehow ends up in the principals' final choice of prefects, alongside Zain and two other nobodies.

Does Raymond have it in him to be a leader? Will he and the other prefects actually survive their first week on the beat at Barryjong? And when Zain makes a crazy promise to get air con for the classrooms, will they ever be able to save themsleves and the school by finding the money to do it?
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The Warden's Daughter

The Warden's Daughter

Jerry Spinelli

$12.99
Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison-not as a prisoner, she's the warden's daughter. She spends the mornings hanging out with shoplifters and reformed arsonists in the women's excercise yard, which gives Cammie a certain cache with her school friends.

But even though Cammie's free to leave the prison, she's still stuck. And sad, and really mad. Her mother died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. You wouldn't think you could miss something you never had, but on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, the thing Cammie most wants is a mom. A prison might not be the best place to search for a mother, but Cammie is determined and she's willing to work with what she's got.

oJerry Spinelli again proves why he's the king of storytellerso (Shelf Awarenss, starred) in this tale of a girl who learns that heroes can come in surprising disguises, and that even if we don't always get what we want, sometimes we really do get what we need.
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The Secret of the Night Train

The Secret of the Night Train

Sylvia Bishop

$14.99
One small girl - one BIG adventure.

When Max is sent to Istanbul to stay with her boring Great Aunt-Elodie, little does she expect to be plunged into a thrilling night-time adventure across Europe. And when the mysterious Heartbreak Diamond goes missing, Max must find her feet in a whirling world of would-be diamond smugglers, thieves and undercover detectives.

Will she discover the real diamond thief before they reach their destination? Or does the answer lie closer to home...

Perfect for fans of THE WOLF WILDER and COGHEART, this is Sylvia Bishop writing at her quirky, brilliant best.
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Finch

Finch

Penny Matthews

$16.99
This coming-of-age novel for middle-grade readers is about accepting and celebrating differences.

Audrey is used to not fitting in. She knows she’s different – even her little sister calls her “Nerd Girl”. When her family moves to the country to live on a vineyard property, Audrey makes a secret friend: a boy, Finch, who seems to understand her as nobody else can. But there’s something mysterious about Finch. Who is he, really?

    * Award-winning author Penny Matthews is beloved in the community and a new middle-grade novel by her will be embraced.
    * This is a cracking coming-of-age story about adapting to circumstances, accepting that we are all different and learning to value those differences.
    * With its strong environmental message and authentic rural setting, this is a good contrast to middle-grade novels about city living.
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The People Awards

The People Awards

Ana Albero ,  Lily Murray

$22.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- One of the trends in children's nonfiction at the moment celebrates diversity, achievement and inspiration. This book takes the form of an award ceremony for a wide range of abilities, fifty in all. A random selection includes The Intrepid Explorer Award for Roald Amundsen; The Most-Loved Diary Award to Anne Frank; The Never Give Up Award for Vincent Lingiari; The Lost Love Poems Award to Sappho. There's a timeline at the back to place all the various people in context, a double spread for most of the awardees with a potted biography and a direct quote that encapsulates their philosophy of life, and colourful simple illustrations. Primary aged readers. Lindy Jones

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Featuring a truly diverse range of people from all over the world and all walks of life - including Donald Bradman and Vincent Lingiari. This stunning book is a wonderful and inspiring introduction to biography for children.

Welcome to the People Awards! The ceremony is about to begin.

Who will win the Best Hat award? Who will be named Bad-Tempered Musical Genius? Who gets the Stand Up For What You Believe In prize?

A celebration of 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better, with stunning art from award-winning artist Ana Albero.Featuring a truly diverse range of people from all over the world and all walks of life - including Donald Bradman and Vincent Lingiari. This stunning book is a wonderful and inspiring introduction to biography for children.

Welcome to the People Awards! The ceremony is about to begin.

Who will win the Best Hat award? Who will be named Bad-Tempered Musical Genius? Who gets the Stand Up For What You Believe In prize?

A celebration of 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better, with stunning art from award-winning artist Ana Albero.
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How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

Philip Bunting ,  Philip Bunting

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- From the prolific illustrator/writer (Mopoke; Koalas Eat Gum Leaves; Kookaburras Love to Laugh; Sandcastle) comes a new book which follows the incredible journey from the Big Bang to your birthday. With humourous asides and expressively simple design, this is a glorious romp through the origins of the universe and the development of life on earth - with a witty ending. Even the heaviest of science topics can be explained to young readers, particularly if leavened with a dose of light-heartedness! Ages 5-8 Lindy Jones

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The (unauthorised) biography of you, and the story of all of us. Charting from the Big Bang to birth, Philip Bunting takes us on a journey back to the start of time (in about the time it takes to eat your breakfast!) A hilarious, and beautifully illustrated book, designed to raise more questions than it answers.
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Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere!

Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere!

Moira Butterfield ,  Harriet Lynas

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This colourful and joyful book celebrates children and their customs and traditions around the globe. From manners to music, clothes to cakes, pets and parties, it introduces children to different words and expressions as well as ways of life. Words are given with easy pronunciations, illustrated in a bright naïve way, and explain aspects of living that young readers aged 6-8 can relate to. A delightful way to introduce the diversity of world cultures. Lindy Jones

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Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and how they speak and celebrate. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways to say and do things - but everyone shares a love of family, friends, food and fun. This delightful book teaches us that despite different languages, customs andtraditions, it really is a small world, after all.
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Sonam and the Silence

Sonam and the Silence

Eddie Ayres ,  Ronak Taher

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Based on Eddie's own experience teaching music to children in Kabul, this is the story of a little girl who discovers the magic of music. But this is in a time when music is banned, and so when an old man who introduces her to its beauty, she must keep it to herself. When she is forced to tell her older brother about it, he forbids her to play, and her spirit shrivels in the silence. War comes with its angry sounds, and when she retreats to the garden where the old man lived, she discovers something important… Beautifully illustrated by Ronak Taher in a striking paper collage style, deceptively simple with many layers. Ages 5-8 Lindy Jones

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In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Sonam's world is dark and silent. Then one day, she follows a magical melodious sound to a walled garden, and her world is silent no more. The sound is music, and it lifts her up amongst the stars and takes her deeper than the tree roots in the earth. How can she hold on to this feeling in a world where music is forbidden?

A lyrical fable-like story by the well-known musician, author and broadcaster Eddie Ayres, about the irrepressible power of music.
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Goodnight, Mr Panda

Goodnight, Mr Panda

Steve Antony

$15.99
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Steve Antony's Mr Panda is back for a fourth hilarious story about the importance of doing the bedtime routine properly!

Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly.

Steve Antony's Mr Panda series has taken the children's book world by storm, selling over 600,000 copies since it was first published.
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The Island

The Island

M. A. Bennett

$19.99
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Link is a fish out of water. Newly arrived from America, he is finding it hard to settle into the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew there could be so many strange traditions to understand? And what kind of school ranks it students by how fast they can run round the school quad - however ancient that quad may be? When Link runs the slowest time in years, he immediately becomes the butt of every school joke. And some students are determined to make his life more miserable than others...

When a school summer trip is offered, Link can think of nothing worse than spending voluntary time with his worst tormentors. But when his parents say he can only leave Osney School - forever - if he goes on the trip, Link decides to endure it for the ultimate prize. But this particular trip will require a very special sort of endurance. The saying goes 'No man is an island' - but what if on that island is a group of teenagers, none of whom particularly like each other? When oppressive heat, hunger and thirst start to bite, everyone's true colours will be revealed. Let the battle commence...
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I Am Out With Lanterns

I Am Out With Lanterns

Emily Gale

$17.99
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Wren feels like she's stuck in a loop, sketching her dead brother over and over again - until the moment a new face appears on the page, and Wren is chilled to find that it looks like the new girl at school, Adie, who arrives the next day.

Adie is back in Melbourne with her volatile artist dad. In the house where she spent her childhood, memories arrive like an abstract painting, fleeting and fragmented.

Juliet remembers every little detail about her classmates and the things they said or did when they were kids, but to them she's anonymous - can she put herself in the picture for once, now that Adie's back?

Milo wants Wren to fall in love with him, and he's being coached by Daniel, his oldest friend, who he's only ever talked to online. But will Wren ever see Milo that way when she has to watch him get bullied every day by the notorious Ben?

Ben is trying out for the waterpolo team, and his dad is stepping up the swimming training and the pressure tenfold. Something has to give. And when Ben gets angry, someone has to pay the price.

A sketch brought to life. A painting that causes accidents. A map to happiness. A drawing that bears witness to a friendship long forgotten. An image shared without permission. As the lives of these Melbourne teenagers intertwine, images could bring them together, and tear them apart.
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The Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of the Little Mermaid

The Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of the Little Mermaid

Louise O'Neill

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Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: story-telling at its most spellbinding.
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How to Draw Animals

How to Draw Animals

Susie Hodge

$14.99
Have you ever wanted to draw jumping dalmations, leaping dolphins, elegant eagles or prowling lions that look just like the real thing? Designed for enthusiastic young artists, this easy-to-use guide will help you develop your drawing ability. On each page you'll learn to draw different animals, in a range of poses. The simple step-by-step instructions help you first perfect the basics and then improve techniques in shading, proportion and movement. Find out which pencils are best to use for creating depth and texture, how to make your animals look three-dimensional and how to tackle some of the harder features like fur and eyes. This stylish book is a must-have for enthusiastic artists, of all ages, who are looking to strengthen their drawing skills.
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How to Draw People

How to Draw People

$14.99
Drawing people is one of the most difficult skills to perfect. How can you make sure the body is in proportion? And how do you show a person is moving?

This easy-to-use guide will help you develop your drawing ability and make your sketches look like the real thing! On each page you'll learn to draw a range of different people of all ages, who are doing a range of activities and sports, from mothers rocking their babies and to teenagers and children doing karate or running. The simple step-by-step instructions help you first perfect the basics and then improve techniques in shading, proportion and movement. Find out which pencils are the best for creating depth and texture, how to make figures look three-dimensional and how to tackle some of the harder features like hair and eyes.

This stylish book is a must-have for enthusiastic artists, of all ages, who are looking to strengthen their drawing skills.
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This Book Thinks You're an Artist

This Book Thinks You're an Artist

Harriet Russell ,  Caroline Osborne ,  Laura Worsley

$16.99
This Book Thinks You're an Artist is one of the rare books on the market to combine art history with practical activities on the page. It asks the reader to imagine their eccentric-artist alter-ego before working through six key topics: painting, sculpture, illustration, decorative art, photography and contemporary art. Each spread centres on a different technique for producing a piece of art, and relates the activity back to a famous artist or movement in a light-hearted and playful tone. Activities include making a Bruegel circus, playing a Surrealist game, selling a scribble for a million pounds and painting your face like a Russian Futurist. A section of paper-based crafts at the end of the book includes a kit to build a camera obscura.
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1001 Things to Colour

1001 Things to Colour

Steffie Brocoli

$19.99
Age range 4 to 9. Children will enjoy colouring in Steffie Brocoli's simple and elegant designs.
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Kung-Fu Kangaroo

Kung-Fu Kangaroo

Merv Lamington ,  Allison Langton

$14.99
Meet Chops. She dreams of being a kung-fu master. The trouble is she’s a kung-fu disaster.

Her feet are too big, her arms are too small, and she’s more likely to break her head than break a plank. But when she leaves the billiabong in despair, Chops discovers that she might just be a hero after all...

Based on a true story, Kung-fu Kangaroo is for anyone who has felt the joy of finding a place to belong.
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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison ,  Hakea Hustler

$11.99
Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture.

Mia is a 13-year-old girl from a remote community in the Kimberley. She is saddened by the loss of her brother as he distances himself from the family. She feels powerless to change the things she sees around her... until one day she rescues her totem animal, the dirran black cockatoo, and soon discovers her own inner strength.

Black Cockatoo is a wonderful small tale on the power of standing up for yourself, culture and ever-present family ties.

Teachers' notes available here
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Joey Counts to Ten

Joey Counts to Ten

Sally Morgan ,  Ambelin Kwaymullina

$14.99
Watch, look, listen and count!

Experience the rhythm of life in the bush as Joey and his mum go about their day.
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The Eagle Inside

The Eagle Inside

Jack Manning Bancroft ,  Bronwyn Bancroft

$14.99
Jimmy is the smallest bird at school. Surrounded by big, tough birds, he feels different in every way and is certain he will never fit in. But when Eagle reminds him that being small isn't necessarily a weakness, Jimmy discovers how being different can also be a strength.

This striking story is Jack Manning Bancroft's first foray into publishing. A powerhouse success in his own right as founder and CEO of AIME, Jack has collaborated with Australia's foremost illustrator, Bronwyn Bancroft, to create this timeless fable about difference, belonging and courage.
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The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

Rudyard Kipling ,  Robert Ingpen

$27.99
An extravagent new edition of some of the best-loved stories of all time. First published over a century ago. these three stories about the man-cub Mowgli have delighted adults and children ever since. The stories tell of Mowgli's upbringing among the wolves; his lessons in the Law of the Jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python; his kidnap by the Monkey People and his clash with the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Illustrated in ravishing full-colour and exquisite detail by award-winning artist Nicola Bayley, this is a book to treasure for ever. This stunningly illustrated version of The Jungle Book is an ideal gift. Major PR and publicity coverage.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll ,  Robert Ingpen

$27.99
First published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside down with their mind-boggling logic, word play, and fantastic parodies.

Like the first, this second edition includes Carroll's earlier story Alice's Adventures Under Ground, which allows readers to trace the revisions and to compare Carroll's own illustrations in the original with the famous John Tenniel illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This edition also includes new appendix material: George MacDonald writing on the fantastic, the eighteenth-century children's story Goody Two-Shoes, a section on film and television adaptations of Alice, and new illustrations.
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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

$19.99
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are expecting a young orphan boy to help them with farmwork at Green Gables. But when a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead, immediately certain she's home, they get much more than they bargained for. Spirited, adventurous and imaginative, Anne Shirley quickly charms her way into the hearts of the Cuthberts, the entire town of Avonlea and, over 100 years later, the hearts of generations of readers.
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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Aesop

$19.99
The tales of Aesop in a beautiful new, collectable, illustrated gift edition.
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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie

$19.99
Escape into a series of classic stories that have entertained and delighted young and old for generations with these beautiful picture storybooks. With fresh, modern illustrations and typographic covers that will attract great attention on the shelf, these titles are sure-fire sellers all year-round.
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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

$19.99
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'There is no harm in a man's cub.'Best known for the 'Mowgli' stories, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book expertly interweaves myth, morals, adventure and powerful story-telling. Set in Central India, Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves. Along the way he encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear. Including other stories such as that of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a heroic mongoose and Toomai, a young elephant handler, Kipling's fables remain as popular today as they ever were.
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

$19.99
This is the story of Dorothy and her little dog Toto, who are carried away from Kansas by a cyclone and transported to the wonderful world of Oz. She meets three companions - the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion - and the three journey to the Emerald City of Oz to ask the Wizard of Oz to give them their hearts' desires, which in Dorothy's case is to return home to Kansas. On their way to Oz and while fulfilling the tasks that the surprising Wizard asks of them they encounter witches, winged monkeys, the Deadly Desert, fighting trees and magic shoes. This edition is evocatively illustrated with the original drawings of W. W. Denslow which have been sensitively re-coloured by Barbara Frith, one of Britain's leading colourists.
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

$19.99
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Where, you tend a rose, my lad, A thistle cannot grow.'Orphaned and sent to live with her uncle in his austere manor on the moors, Mary Lennox is a lonely and unhappy child. A meeting with Dickon, her servant's brother begins her adventure and it is through their friendship and her relationship with her troubled hypochondriac cousin Colin that she begins to learn about herself. Their lives all begin to change when a Robin shows Mary the door to a mysterious secret garden.
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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

$19.99
Beautiful new illustrated productions of Classic Tales. The tales of Hans Christian Andersen in a beautiful new, collectable, illustrated gift edition.
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The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Grimm Brothers

$19.99
The tales of the Brothers Grimm in a beautiful new, collectable, illustrated gift edition.
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The Complete Borrowers

The Complete Borrowers

Mary Norton

$14.99
A complete collection of the classic Borrowers stories by Mary Norton.

The Borrowers: The Borrowers own nothing at all; they live in the secret places of quiet old houses - behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't even know they exist. Arrietty's father, Pod, is an expert Borrower - he can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls aren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty is an only child her father breaks the rule. But then Arrietty makes friends with a boy - a 'human bean' - and from that moment danger is never far away for, above all else, they must avoid the great disaster of 'being seen'.

The Borrowers Afield: The Pod family escape to the fields where their cousins live, but it's a long and dangerous journey. At last they find a new home and adapt to country life.

The Borrowers Afloat: Homeless again, Arrietty looks forward to a life away from the dark country cottage, to one full of sunshine.

The Borrowers Aloft: The family are now living in the model village of Little Fordham - a complete village tailored to their size. All they have to do is avoid being seen by the visitors, but one night the owner of a rival village comes with a cardboard box ready to catch them . . .

The Borrowers Avenged: Pod, Homily and Arrietty have managed to escape with the help of Spiller. They move into the old rectory where they live happily until the Potters come looking for them. After a horrifying encounter in the church, the Potters get their just desserts and the Borrowers can live peacefully once and for all.

Poor Stainless: Young Stainless, a Borrower boy, goes missing on a mission to borrow some parsley and an enormous search ensues.
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Mrs Pepperpot Stories

Mrs Pepperpot Stories

Alf Proysen

$14.99
Mrs Pepperpot can't choose when she will shrink to the size of a pepperpot - it just happens! But whatever she encounters, whether it be a monstrous mousetrap, a crafty fox or a gigantic mountain of ice cream, little Mrs Pepperpot will always come out on top.
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Angel: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

Angel: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

Zoe Daniel ,  Lyn White

$16.99
Angel's family has seen many typhoons. For generations the violent storms have passed across the central Philippines around November, bringing with them drenching rains and strong winds. Lately they seem to be stronger, more destructive, but Angel's family and their neighbours know how to batten down - it's part of their way of life. But when a super typhoon comes to Tacloban, will Angel be able to withstand the greatest challenge of all?
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The Storm Keeper's Island

The Storm Keeper's Island

Catherine Doyle

$14.99
When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ...

Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.

But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.
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The Last Secret  (#6 Scarlet & Ivy)

The Last Secret (#6 Scarlet & Ivy)

Sophie Cleverly

$15.99
Scarlet and Ivy are back at Rookwood school for what could be their final term...

The sixth and final book in the SCARLET AND IVY series is perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE. When Scarlet and Ivy return to school after the holidays, they quickly realise that the school is in danger. The twins will need to confront enemies from their past and their present if they are to have any chance of it surviving.

Could the last secret at Rookwood be the one that brings it down? Or will Scarlet and Ivy be able to untangle the trails of clues and red herrings in time to save it?
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Wyrd

Wyrd

Cate Whittle

$16.99
Emma and Pip cannot seem to get along. This shouldn't be a problem, and it wouldn't be a problem-if it weren't for the fact that Emma's Dad is getting married to Pip's Mum!

For Dad's sake, Emma tries to keep the peace, until a book of spells and wishes finds its way into the household, and she accidentally becomes a witch in a secret ceremony intended to impart magical powers to Pip. Emma is horrified. She never wanted to be a witch, and there seem to be a lot of difficult responsibilities attached to the job.

Pip and Emma find themselves working together to reverse the effects of the spell, but nothing they can come up which offers a solution to their problem. But now Emma has an advantage over Pip, and maybe it would be fun to put it to good use...
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The Dog with Seven Names

The Dog with Seven Names

Dianne Wolfer

$16.99
A tiny dog, the runt of the litter, is born on a remote cattle station. She shouldn't have survived, but when Elsie finds, names and loves her, the pup becomes a cherished companion. Life is perfect a until War arrives.

With Japanese air raids moving closer, Elsie's family leaves the Pilbara for the south and safety. But the small dog has to stay behind. After travelling far from home with drovers and a flying doctor, she becomes a hospital dog and experiences the impact of war on north-western Australia. She witnesses wonderful and terrible things and gives courage to many different humans.

But through all her adventures and many names, the little dog remembers Elsie, who girl who loved her best of all. Will she ever find her again?
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Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Kate Temple ,  Jol Temple ,  Grace West

$12.99
Something very bad has happened to Alice Toolie. Her secret diary has been read by her worst enemy - Jimmy Cook.

It's war! Until Ms Fennel decides that Alice and Jimmy need to make peace and become pen pals for the term.

And it works. Before long, Alice and Jimmy are planning to make billions of dollars for the school fete - and with a captured ghost and jars full of unicorn vomit, it's sure to be their time to shine.

A laugh-out-loud book filled with sparkle and slime, from the CBCA award-winning writers of the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.
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Off the Track

Off the Track

Cristy Burne

$14.99
From the author of To the Lighthouse comes a new adventure for young readers about falling in love with the bush, and with hiking and being in the wild. It's about disconnecting from technology and discovering yourself.

Harry's perfect life was straying way off-track. He looked pleadingly at Mum. Surely she could see? Spending an entire weekend tramping around stinking-hot, snake-filled scrub was a horrible mistake. But doing it without a phone? That was just brutal.

As it turns out, it was only the beginning...
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Outside In

Outside In

Jennifer Bradbury

$12.99
Twelve-year-old Ram is a street boy living behind a sign on a building's rooftop, barely scraping by, winning games of gilli for money, occasionally given morsels of food through the kindness of Mr. Singh, a professor and father of his friend Daya.

But his prowess at gilli (an outdoor game similar to cricket) is what gets him into big trouble. One day, when he wins against some schoolboys fair and square, the boys are infuriated. As they chase Ram across town, he flings his small sack of money over a factory gate where no one can get it, and disappears into the alleyways. But someone does get the money, Ram discovers when he sneaks back later on to rescue what is his-a strange-ish man on a bike who also seems to be collecting... rocks? Ram follows the man into the jungle, where he finds something unlike anything he's seen-statues, hundreds of statues... no, thousands of them! Gods and goddesses and buildings, all at half scale. What is this place? It seems that the rock collecting man, Nek, has built them all! When Nek discovers that Ram has followed him, he has no choice but to let the boy stay and earn back the money Nek has already spent. How else can he keep him quiet? For his creations lie on land that isn't technically his to build on.

As Ram and Nek hesitantly become friends, Ram learns the true nature of this hidden village in the jungle, as well as the stories of Shiva and Lord Rama, stories of gods and goddesses that in strange ways seem to parallel Ram's... and Nek's.

Based on the true story of one of India's most beloved artists and modern day folk heroes, Nek Chand was a real man - a man displaced from his home in the midst of war and conflict; a man who missed his home so terribly he illegally reconstructed his entire village in miniature out of found objects and rock, recreating mosaic statues and sculptures spanning acres of jungle. Though Ram is a fictionalized character, Nek's artwork is real. Intertwined with mythology and the sociopolitics of India, this is an exquisitely wrought, unexpected, and singular tale about the connection of community and how art can help make us human.
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The Genie Rings (#3 Witching Hours)

The Genie Rings (#3 Witching Hours)

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.

On their next adventure with the Professor, Anna and Max are journeying to Iran. A mysterious ruin has been unearthed in the desert: a citadel of sand and stone, built by a great sorceress of ages past. The Professor is searching the ruin for the ending to an ancient fairy story - but for Anna and Max, a dangerous new tale is beginning.

A sinister figure has been stealing information from the desert camp, trying to uncover the lost treasure of the sorceress - which might be a powerful fairy weapon. Stranded in the desert, Anna and Max must ensure the terrifying treasure stays hidden - or else a monster of epic proportions could be unleashed...
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Comet in Moominland

Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson ,  Hugh Dennis

$14.99
The first Moomin novel. A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth.
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The Exploits of Moominpappa

The Exploits of Moominpappa

Tove Jansson

$14.99
Here at last is Moominpappa's promised life story - from the days when he was abandoned in a newspaper parcel on the doorstep of a Moomin orphanage, to when he ran away to see the world and was lucky enough to meet Moominmamma.
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Moominvalley in November

Moominvalley in November

Tove Jansson

$14.99
'They can't have moved away without saying a word!' Winter is coming, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft, and Mymble, are all waiting in Moominvalley to see the Moomins return home. Winter doesn't seem right without them . . .
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Tales from Moominvalley

Tales from Moominvalley

Tove Jansson

$14.99
If you found a tiny golden dragon with green paws, would you know what to do with it? Moomintroll thinks he does, but when he takes his new-found pet home, things don't quite work out as planned. And suppose Too-ticky brought you an invisible child, would you know how to make her visible again?

Meet new and delightful characters and re-encounter old friends, such as Snufkin and Little My in this entertaining collection of nine stories about the trials and tribulations of the inhabitants of Moominvalley. There are some new characters to meet, such as the Fillyjonk and the Hattifatteners, as well as old friends, namely Snufkin and Little My - and not to mention dear Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Moomintroll of course!
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Finn Family Moomintroll

Finn Family Moomintroll

Tove Jansson

$14.99
Cheerful Moomintroll lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends. One spring he wakes up to find a big hat - a magical Hobgoblin hat, no less, that mysteriously transforms anyone - or anything - that falls into it . . .
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Moominland Midwinter

Moominland Midwinter

Tove Jansson

$14.99
This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself.

Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and found he couldn't go back to sleep again. All the clocks had stopped, there was nothing to eat and no one to talk to at home, so he went out - straight into the first snowdrift he had ever seen. The valley wasn't green any more, it was white and silent and very scary. But then Moomintroll spied some tracks in the snow and decided to follow them. Maybe he wasn't the only one awake in Moominvalley after all?
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The Guggenheim Mystery

The Guggenheim Mystery

Robin Stevens ,  Siobhan Dowd

$14.99
My name is Ted Spark. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery.

This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft, and I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.
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Thea Stilton and the Niagara Splash (#27 Thea Stilton)

Thea Stilton and the Niagara Splash (#27 Thea Stilton)

Thea Stilton

$12.99
The Thea Sisters are taking a trip to Canada! They have been invited to do some bird-watching with a group of friends. The girls are enjoying learning more about Canada and their love for hockey. But during their trip, one of their group members mysteriously disappears. They set off to Niagara Falls to find him. Can they solve the mystery?
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Lucky Button

Lucky Button

Michael Morpurgo ,  Michael Foreman

$16.99
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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The Button War: A Tale of the Great War

The Button War: A Tale of the Great War

Avi

$24.99
Award-winning author Avi pens a stark, unflinching tale of ordinary boys living during WW1 as tensions - and desperations - mount among them.

The first button they found. The second button they stole...

Twelve-year-old Patryk has never left his Polish village and doesn't know much about the outside world. Then one August, with the clatter-clatter of an aeroplane, the Great War explodes into his village.

As the Germans and Russians fight for control, Patryk and his friends begin their own battle to find the best military button. It starts as a dare, but soon the boys find themselves trapped in a dangerous war.

Just how far are they prepared to go to win?
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Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals

Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals

Sylvie Baussier ,  Almasty

$19.99
Each Top 40 Famous title introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. In this fun title, 40 gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology are waiting to be discovered, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles. Each portrait includes the persons genealogy, allies and enemies, history and the myths associated with them.
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Wonders of the World: An Interactive Tour of Marvels and Monuments

Wonders of the World: An Interactive Tour of Marvels and Monuments

Isabel Otter ,  Margaux Carpentier

$29.99
Embark on an interactive tour of the wonders of the world, from the ancient to the modern, as well as its natural marvels. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Taj Mahal and on to the Grand Canyon - every page is bursting with amazing facts and vibrant illustrations. Lift the flaps to discover the history and the secrets that lie behind many of the most amazing sights on Earth.
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House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

Liz Rosenberg ,  Julie Morstad

$19.99
An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life.

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Maud who adored stories. When she was fourteen years old, Maud wrote in her journal, "I love books. I hope when I grow up to be able to have lots of them." Not only did Maud grow up to own lots of books, she wrote twenty-four of them herself as L. M. Montgomery, the world-renowned author of Anne of Green Gables.

For many years, not a great deal was known about Maud’s personal life. Her childhood was spent with strict, undemonstrative grandparents, and her reflections on writing, her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression, her "year of mad passion," and her difficult married life remained locked away, buried deep within her unpublished personal journals. Through this revealing and deeply moving biography, kindred spirits of all ages who, like Maud, never gave up "the substance of things hoped for" will be captivated anew by the words of this remarkable woman.
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Music Legends: Meet 40 pop and rock stars

Music Legends: Meet 40 pop and rock stars

Herve Guilleminot ,  Jerome Masi

$19.99
Each Top 40 Famous title introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. An illustration, short biography and pull-out boxes with statistics brings each alive in a fun, accessible way. In this inspiring title, learn about Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Madonna, Beyonc , Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and many other rock and pop legends. Key aspects are pulled out for young readers, such as genre, look and famous performances.
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The Skies Above My Eyes

The Skies Above My Eyes

Charlotte Gullain ,  Yuval Zommer

$29.99
Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book that opens out to an impressive 8 feet long, perfect for inquisitive young minds. Have you ever looked up and wondered what's going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book. Readers will zoom past the technology that fills our skies, from helicopters, fighter jets, weather balloons, and satellites, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons. They'll also discover the insects and animals that whizz through the skies, explore the layers of the atmosphere, and travel through the solar system and out to the galaxies far beyond. Following on from The Street Beneath My Feet, which dug down to the centre of the Earth, this expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 8 feet long, perfect for inquisitive young minds.
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Children's Illustrated History Atlas

Children's Illustrated History Atlas

DK

$24.99
Bring history to life with more than 40 colourful maps in this children's atlas full of fascinating nuggets of information about our past, includes a pull-out poster.

This beautiful history atlas helps children learn about world history all the way from the first people leaving Africa right up to how the world looks now, with a modern world map. Journey around the world as you learn its history, with maps showing everything from the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China to the when and how of the US Civil War.

Children are shown how to read a map and how to use a key, compass, and scale. Each map is bursting with information, such as how big the Roman Empire was, how explorers made incredible journeys around the world, and when humans first travelled into space. Children's Illustrated History Atlas is an essential addition to every child's library and includes a beautiful illustrated poster.

Young history buffs will love this time-travelling adventure.
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The Atlas of Flags

The Atlas of Flags

Federico Silvestri ,  Rossella Trionfetti

$44.99
Why is there a maple leaf in the centre of the Canadian flag? What is the eagle on the white background of the Mexican flag carrying in its beak? Is it just by chance that the Middle Eastern countries all have flags in the same colors? These and many other questions about national flags are answered in this richly illustrated volume, which gives historical information and geographical notions, but also many curiosities about the specific characteristics of the various flags and the nations they represent.

The colours, the symbols and the patterns on the flags conceal ancient legends that have been told since the start of time. The reader will be taken on a journey that goes beyond the continents and the nations and delves into myth and history, to discover much more about the world we live in.
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My Town

My Town

Ingela Peterson Arrhenius ,  Ingela P. Arrhenius

$34.99
Explore 32 sights in a town illustrated in striking graphic style by Ingela P Arrhenius.

There's so much to see in town! Take a walk and discover all the sights in this colourful picture dictionary. Can you spot the people who are wandering from page to page? A stylish book for little explorers illustrated in striking graphic style by Ingela P Arrhenius.
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The Teenage Guide to Life Online

The Teenage Guide to Life Online

Nicola Morgan

$16.99
The authoritative guide to the online world by the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends.

From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all - young and old - when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns.

This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.
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Three Cheers for Women!

Three Cheers for Women!

Marcia Williams ,  Marcia Williams

$16.99
A celebration of inspirational women from all over the world and throughout history, told in Marcia Williams' much-loved comic-strip style.

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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History Starting Points: Julius Caesar and the Romans

History Starting Points: Julius Caesar and the Romans

David Gill

$19.99
Julius Caesar was the most famous of all the great Roman leaders. His military exploits were legendary and he added land, riches and prestige to the vast, powerful Roman empire. However his power came at a terrible cost, as he was brutally murdered at the hands of his most trusted friends and advisors.

Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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History Starting Points: Alexander the Great and the Ancient Greeks

History Starting Points: Alexander the Great and the Ancient Greeks

David Gill

$19.99
Born in Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great is known as one of the greatest rulers of all time. He led his armies to success after success, building a mighty empire that stretched across three continents and covered over three million square kilometres, before dying tragically young at the age of just 33.

Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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History Starting Points: Ivar the Boneless and the Vikings

History Starting Points: Ivar the Boneless and the Vikings

David Gill

$19.99
The curiously-named Ivar the Boneless was one of the fiercest Viking leaders who ever lived. Despite failing in his quest to settle Britain, he was at the head of the biggest Viking invasion ever staged, and, it is said, never lost a battle.

Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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Bonkers about Beetles

Bonkers about Beetles

Owen Davey

$27.99
Did you know that there are roughly 400,000 different species of beetles? These incredible creatures make up about 25% of all animals on our planet! Beetles are superbly adapted to life in various climates across the world, wherever trees and flowers are found.

From the mighty Goliath beetle to the beautiful iridescent scarab beetle, this captivating and stunningly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know about these fascinating insects.
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Pocket Guide to Turtles, Snakes and other Reptiles

Pocket Guide to Turtles, Snakes and other Reptiles

Alice Pattullo ,  Amy-Jane Beer ,  Natural History Museum

$15.99
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about reptiles, in this handy pocket-sized guide. Written by a natural history expert, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the families of reptiles. Contains information on turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes and much more! Get reading and then take your book out into the wild. Also in this collectable series: Pocket Guide to Marine Mammals.
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Glow in the Dark: Voyage through Space

Glow in the Dark: Voyage through Space

Cornelia Li ,  Katy Flint

$22.99
See space as you've never seen it before!

Join one little astronaut and her space dog as they voyage through our solar system. Journey from the Sun, to the planets, asteroids and Kuiper belt, before folding out your glow-in-the-dark poster. Simply turn off the light to bring the incredible glow-in-the-dark ink to life.
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Pocket Guide to Whales, Dolphins and other Marine Mammals

Pocket Guide to Whales, Dolphins and other Marine Mammals

Alice Pattullo ,  Dr. Frances Dipper

$15.99
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about marine mammals, in this handy pocket-sized guide. Written by a natural history expert, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the families of marine mammals. Contains information on whales, dolphins, porpoises, narwhals and much more! Get reading and then take your book out into the wild. Also in this collectable series: Pocket Guide to Reptiles.
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Kids Get Coding: Coding in the Real World

Kids Get Coding: Coding in the Real World

Heather Lyons ,  Dan Crisp ,  Alex Westgate

$16.99
This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them. Learn how computers play a big part in our everyday lives, controlling our cars, traffic lights, shopping and money, robots and much more, invent your own programs for everyday situations, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!

Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!
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The World of the Whale

The World of the Whale

Smriti Prasadam-Halls ,  Jonathan Woodward

$24.99
Dive into the underwater world of whales and dolphins in this entrancing illustrated guide.

Graceful and serene, intelligent and social, the whale is a wonder of the deep blue sea. And yet, whales rely on air to breathe - they are mammals, just like us.

With breathtaking text, Smriti Prasadam-Halls explores the migrations, songs and family life of these mysterious creatures, and reveals the dangers they face from plastic, pollution and hunting. Wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward brings the marine world to life with stunning papercut collage artwork. An astonishing follow-up to the English 4-11 Award-winning book The Ways of the Wolf, which is also shortlisted for the SLA Award.
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Ocean Emporium

Ocean Emporium

Susie Brooks ,  Dawn Cooper

$22.99
Get ready to journey to the fantastic world of the Ocean Emporium. A secret, watery world covers the greater part of our planet and some of Earth's most incredible animals live here. In this book, you can travel under the waves to discover an extraordinary variety of creatures. Your journey will take you to see dolphins leaping in sunlit waters and colourful angelfish swimming in the shallow seas around coral reefs. You will encounter giant octopuses and mysterious anglerfish that live in the dark abyssal world of the deepest oceans. And you will be thrilled by the confrontation between a pack of orcas and a great white shark, and amazed by the size of the snaking tentacles of the lion's mane jellyfish. Dive into this treasure trove of sea creatures and immerse yourself in this wondrous underwater world.
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My First Book of Quantum Physics

My First Book of Quantum Physics

Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferron ,  Eduard Altarriba

$29.99
Everything around us - trees, buildings, food, light, water, air and even ourselves - is composed of minute particles, smaller than a nanometre (a billionth of a metre). Quantum physics is the science of these particles and without it none of our electronic devices, from smartphones to computers and microwave ovens, would exist. But quantum physics also pushes us to the very boundaries of what we know about science, reality and the structure of the universe. The world of quantum physics is an amazing place, where quantum particles can do weird and wonderful things, acting totally unlike the objects we experience in day-to-day life. How can atoms exist in two places at once? And just how can a cat be dead and alive at the same time? Find out more with this entertaining illustrated guide to the fascinating, mysterious world of quantum physics.
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World's Strangest Creepy Crawlies

World's Strangest Creepy Crawlies

Lonely Planet

$16.99
Enter the weird and wonderful world of creepy-crawlies. Our animal experts have unearthed 40 of the planet's most bizarre species and ranked them in order of their oddness! With jaw-dropping facts and amazing photos, we reveal each creature's seriously strange characteristics and the unusual ways they hunt, eat or defend themselves.

They're sometimes hard to spot, but there are a mind-boggling 10 billion billion bugs on the planet. Inside World's Strangest Creepy-Crawlies, kids will discover the tiny terror that blows itself up to save its friends, a creature so well disguised even its own species can't see it, and a giant spider the size of a dinner plate. And with our `strange-o-meter', they can compare each animal based on its creepiness, fight factor and superpowers!
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World's Strangest Ocean Beasts

World's Strangest Ocean Beasts

Lonely Planet

$16.99
Enter the weird and wonderful world of ocean beasts. Our animal experts have found 40 of the planet's most bizarre species and ranked them in order of their oddness! With jaw-dropping facts and amazing photos, we reveal each sea creature's seriously strange characteristics and the unusual ways they hunt, eat or defend themselves.

More than 70% of our planet is covered in water and our oceans contain millions of living things. Inside World's Strangest Ocean Beasts, kids will discover the biggest creature the world's ever known, worms that look like Christmas trees, ferocious predators and masters of disguise. And with our `strange-o-meter', they can compare each animal based on its appearance, weird abilities, rarity and strangeness!
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World's Strangest Predators

World's Strangest Predators

Lonely Planet

$16.99
Discover the planet's weirdest and scariest predators. Our animal experts have found 40 of the planet's most bizarre species and ranked them in order of their oddness! With jaw-dropping facts and amazing photos, we reveal each creature's ferocity, beastly behaviour and cunning methods to catch their prey.

Every creature needs to eat to survive, and for many that means tucking into other animals! To do this, they've created clever ways to hunt and gobble up their unsuspecting `lunch'. Inside World's Strangest Predators, kids will discover plants that feast on insects, a real-life dragon that can tackle a buffalo and the snake with a unique disguise for catching birds. And with our `strange-o-meter', they can compare each creature's danger, cunning, ferocity and strangeness!
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Inventions: A Children's Encyclopedia

Inventions: A Children's Encyclopedia

DK

$39.99
This stunning visual guide explores and explains the greatest inventions, ideas, and discoveries throughout the ages, and introduces their inventors.

Discover the first inventions, from fire, stone tools, and the wheel to ploughs and paper, that shaped societies and grew mighty civilizations and empires such as those in ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and ancient China.

In the centuries that followed, Eureka moments abounded, with James Watt's steam engine during the Industrial Revolution, Henry Ford's car assembly line at the start of the 20th century, the Wright brothers' flying machines, Thomas Edison's light bulb, John Logie Baird's television, and so much more.

Read about more recent, era-defining moments during the Digital Revolution, such as the first website developed by Tim Berners-Lee, and the growth in the use of robotics in industry and at home.

Inventions A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the stories behind crucial and quirky contraptions, products of the world's most brilliant minds.
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Knowledge Encyclopedia Science

Knowledge Encyclopedia Science

DK

$39.99
Stunning computer-generated images pack the pages of this encyclopedia to reveal and explain spectacular aspects of the scientific world. Bursting with astonishing 3D images, Knowledge Encyclopedia Science! shows core science in stunning detail, from atomic particles and universal forces to life in all its diversity.

Illustrated in colour throughout, this book is packed with essential information and quirky facts that will appeal to both curious children and interested adults. Easy-to-read, informative text encourages reading, and stunning artworks created with the latest CGI technology make it fun for families to learn something new on every page.

Adopting an inventive approach to science that goes beyond the basic school curriculum, Knowledge Encyclopedia Science! interweaves core physics, chemistry, and biology topics with space exploration, life on Earth, and amazing views inside the human body, while chapters on materials and machines bring fundamental forces and chemical reactions to life.

A perfect gift book for children aged 9 +, this science encyclopedia will become an indispensable homework aid for every household.
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Look at Me!: How to Attract Attention in the Animal World

Look at Me!: How to Attract Attention in the Animal World

Robin Page

$26.99
Have you ever noticed that certain creatures have fur, feathers, and features designed to catch your eye?

Chock-full of the fascinating facts and stunning art readers have come to expect from Jenkins and Page titles, Look at Me! is a pleasure to look at and an engrossing read.

Showcasing the most attention-grabbing animals on the planet gathered together, Look at Me! helps readers understand the range of ways animals try to get one another's attention and why. From luring in prey to warning off predators, protecting themselves to attracting a mate, each animal has a remarkable display. These are animals you won't want to miss.
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Mountains of the World

Mountains of the World

Dieter Braun ,  Jen Calleja

$39.99
Journey to the highest peaks and plateaus of planet Earth...but make sure to bring your climbing gear! Take a closer look at the mountains of the world, from the Alps to the Andes to the peaks of the Himalayas. Meet the animals and people who make their homes on rocky peaks, as well as the adventurers and athletes who challenge these great heights. This richly illustrated book is packed with history and facts about the mountains of the world and all their wonders.
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Healthy for Life: Puberty and Growing Up

Healthy for Life: Puberty and Growing Up

Anna Claybourne

$19.99
Puberty is often a confusing time with many changes both physical and emotional to deal with. This book deals with all aspects of puberty in a straightforward and sensitive way so young children and teenagers are armed with all the facts. It includes the changes that happen to boys and girls, periods, moods and stress and introduces sex and sexuality. The text is accompanied by fun, graphic illustrations suitable for any age.

Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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Birthday Baby

Birthday Baby

Davina Bell ,  Freya Blackwood ,  Jane Godwin

$24.99
Today is baby's birthday.

Here come baby's friends. Hello!

Shy baby.

Friendly baby.

Sunny baby.

Lazy baby.

Who else will we meet?
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The Visitor

The Visitor

Antje Damm

$27.99
Elise was frightenedof spiders, people, even trees. So she never went out, night or day. One day a strange thing flies in through the window and lands at her feet. And then there comes a knock at the door. Elise has a visitor who will change everything. This is a gentle, sympathetic story about a child who unwittingly brings light and colourliterallyinto a lonely persons life.
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Selma

Selma

Jutta Bauer

$14.99
Selma is asked: What is happiness? She says: Happiness is eating a little grass at sunrise, playing with the children until lunchtime, doing a little exercise after lunch, a little more grass, a chat with her neighbour Mrs Miller in the evening and then a lovely long sleep. If she had more time? She would eat a little grass in the morning, play with the children until lunchtime, do a little exercise after lunch, eat a little more grass, chat with her neighbour Mrs Miller in the evening and then have a lovely long sleep. And if she won a million dollars? She would eat a little grass...
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Goodnight Whispers

Goodnight Whispers

Michael Leannah ,  Dani Torrent

$24.99
You are strong. You are brave. You are so incredibly good.

On an ordinary night in an ordinary house, a father's ordinary words do something extraordinary. Lulled to sleep by these whispered affirmations, his baby girl grows into a fun-loving child, a confident teen, and then a courageous young woman. As she ventures forth into the world on her own, her father's affectionate affirmations - now carried in memory - bolster her through life's challenges and, like whispers on the night wind, come full circle to strengthen her aging father and young son of her own. With breathtaking illustrations from Spanish artist Dani Torrent, Goodnight Whispers is a heartwarming story about a father's love and the power of affirmation.
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Maya and Cat

Maya and Cat

Caroline Magerl

$24.99
Maya and Cat is an inspiring picture book about friendship and resilience from one of Australia’s most renowned author–illustrators.

On a roof, as wet as a seal, as grey as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr. What does Cat want most? Feather boas? Pretty pink shoelaces? A boatful of fish under a tiny tin sail – or perhaps something much more valuable? Affectionate and evocative, Maya and Cat follows a child’s kindly impulse to an unexpected conclusion.
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The Night Dragon

The Night Dragon

Naomi Howarth

$22.99
'I wish I could fly, and breathe fire, and fill the sky with great grey, sooty clouds,' Maud said to her friend, Mouse. Maud is picked on by the other dragons, so stays cooped up in her cave, sad and lonely. But when the chance comes, will her friend Mouse help her pluck up the courage to fly? A beautiful picture book about individuality and friendship from Naomi Howarth, whose first book The Crow's Tale was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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Puddle Hunters

Puddle Hunters

Kirsty Murray ,  Karen Blair

$24.99
When the rain stops it's time to go puddle hunting.

Ruby and Banjo and Mum go up the street, and into the park, over the bridge and down to the riverflats where the puddles lie waiting...

Splosh it, Ruby! Splosh it, Banjo! Splosh it, Mum!

A glorious celebration of splashing and squelching all the way home.
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My Storee: Just because you can't spell doesn't mean you can't write!

My Storee: Just because you can't spell doesn't mean you can't write!

Paul Russell ,  Aska

$24.99
A young boy has a mind full of wonderful stories, but when he gives them to his teachers his pages come back covered in red spelling corrections. It seems his dyslexia will always hold him back from succeeding as a writer. Then a new teacher arrives at the school. Mr. Watson tells magical stories and draws wonderful pictures. He makes his students feel safe, and most importantly, he doesn't cover the boy's stories in red pen. At last, the boy feels comfortable enough to just write! My Storee celebrates acceptance in a world that can often seem too difficult for dyslexic children to enter because of the rules that surround it. It highlights the magic and importance of ideas which are too often forgotten because of an over-emphasis on rules, structure and spelling. It is also the story of the author, Paul Russell who as a dyslexic boy was inspired to become the writer and teacher he is today because of one teacher who believed in him.
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A Day at the Show

A Day at the Show

Gwyn Perkins

$24.99
Doreen the hen has laid another perfect egg! Little Iggy and Grandad think she deserves a prize.

What follows is a family trip to the colourful chaos of the Show, filled with spinning tea cups, merry-go-rounds, lots of animals and some healthy competition.

Here is a story about family adventures, the magic of the show, and the joy of running one tiny car into another.
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Things My Pa Told Me: From him, to me, to you

Things My Pa Told Me: From him, to me, to you

Anthony Bertini ,  Jonathan Bentley

$24.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ---- The moment I laid eyes on this, I knew it was something special. The illustrations by Jonathan Bentley tumble across the cover and into the book (truly beautiful in rustic line and earthy colour) and Anthony Bertini has captured those special years, that short window of time, when a child looks and listens to their parents, eager to soak up knowledge about the world. Here it is Dad's turn to shine. Craig Kirchner

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A meditation on fatherhood, and a timeless story that will resonate with fathers across the generations.

As a day unfolds in a quiet Italian village, a father encapsulates his hopes and dreams for his young child. Wise, moving and inspirational, What My Pa Told Me is the perfect story for fathers to share with their children.


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Where in the Wild

Where in the Wild

Poppy Bishop ,  Jonny Lambert

$24.99
Across the world, on land and sea, Are creatures living wild and free. And each one has a precious home - A habitat, as it is known. A stunning exploration of the world's animal habitats and the importance of saving these wilds from destruction.
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The Crocodile and the Dentist

The Crocodile and the Dentist

Taro Gomi

$27.99
Crocodile has a toothache, but he's afraid of the dentist. The dentist wants to help, but he's afraid of Crocodile. Never fear! Bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi cleverly and humorously presents both sides of the story in this hilarious picture book, as the crocodile and the dentist learn to be brave and face their fears-of tooth extractions and each other!
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The Garden of Hope

The Garden of Hope

Isabel Otter ,  Katie Rewse

$24.99
This enchanting tale tells the story of how one little girl finds courage and purpose as she transforms an overgrown and neglected garden into a place of beauty, love... and ultimately hope. With stunning illustrations by Katie Rewse, this is a picture book to treasure.
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T. Rex Time Machine

T. Rex Time Machine

Jared Chapman

$27.99
When two hungry dinosaurs jump into a time machine, they're transported to the unbelievable, magical, surreal future: AMERICA, 2018! On the T. Rexes' madcap voyage into the unknown, they encounter the many wonders of the modern world: Police cars! Phones! Microwaves! They don't know how they'll get home-but why would they want to? Acclaimed author/illustrator Jared Chapman combines two favorite kid topics-time travel and dinosaurs-with bold colours, big jokes, and a hilarious escapade. This raucous, laugh-out-loud adventure, perfect for reluctant readers, will delight the very young and keep older readers giggling long into the future.
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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Susanna Davidson ,  George Ermos

$14.99
The enchanting story of Sleeping Beauty is brought to life in this gorgeously illustrated pop-up book. Follow the fairies starry trail, join the prince as he discovers the secret tower where Sleeping Beauty is destined to sleep for a hundred years, and see if magic can save the day. A pleasure to share with little children, and a wonderful gift.
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It's a Story, Rory!

It's a Story, Rory!

Frances Watts ,  David Legge

$24.99
'Hey, Milly, why are we on this blank page?'

'It won't be blank for long. We're going to be in a STORY, Rory!'

Rory has never been in a story before and he's not even sure how one works. Luckily, he and his friend Milly have a helpful voice on the page (that's me, the narrator) to guide them on an amazing adventure as they encounter an exciting plot, spectacular settings and some very funny characters.

So, open the cover and discover how stories are made with the award-winning creators of Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books.
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Pop-up Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pop-up Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Susanna Davidson ,  Sophie Allsopp

$14.99
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Turn the pages of this gorgeous pop-up book and watch as the classic fairy tale magically comes to life. Join Snow White as she meets the seven dwarfs, takes a poisoned apple from the wicked witch, and is saved by a prince. A pleasure to share with little children, and a wonderful gift.
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Grandpa's Space Adventure

Grandpa's Space Adventure

Paul Newman ,  Paul Newman

$19.99
Join the creative team behind best-selling picture book Grandpa's Big Adventure on a new voyage full of out-of-this-world delights and cosmic dangers. This time Grandpa and his grandson explore a new fear - the dark. But through Grandpa's hilarious jokes and tall tales, his grandson discovers the amazing things you can see at night-time.
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Niblet & Ralph

Niblet & Ralph

Zachariah OHora

$27.99
Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing on crunchy potato chips. Ralph loves putting on headphones and jamming to his favorite records. But both cats have one thing in common- They love being friends and waving to each other from their windows across the courtyard of the apartment building they live in.

One day, Niblet and Ralph decide it's time to meet in person (or in cat?). But when they mistakenly end up at each other's apartments, their owners think that Niblet is Ralph, and Ralph is Niblet! Will Niblet and Ralph be able to switch back to their proper homes, or will they be stuck listening to music (ugh) and eating chips (gross) forever? Better still, will they be able to bring their lovable (if not very observant) human families together?

With zany humor and bold, bright art, Zachariah OHora creates a purrrfect picture book for kids, adults, and pets of all ages to enjoy.
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One Of A Kind

One Of A Kind

Chris Gorman ,  Chris Gorman

$27.99
Meet a pogo-dancing, punk-rock-loving kid who loves to express himself in his own unique way. His clothes, hairstyle, music, and just the way he hears the world, all set him apart. Not everyone understands him, but he likes being one of a kind - even though it's lonely sometimes. Fortunately, it's a wide world out there, and if he looks around a kid is sure to find other one-of-a-kinds with common interests.
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My Dad is a Robot

My Dad is a Robot

Matt Cosgrove

$17.99
Psssssst!  Wanna hear something cool?  Dont tell everyone,  But my Dad is a... ROBOT!

Admittedly, this dad is an older modelhe doesnt have laser eyes or jet-powered feet and his batteries regularly run flat.  But theres one little boy who wouldnt change a thing...
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The Cat Wants Kittens

The Cat Wants Kittens

P. Crumble ,  Lucinda Gifford

$17.99
Kevin has some new playmates. They are cute and cuddly and theyre here to stay... but not if Kevin has anything to do with it!

See what happens when two adorable kittens barge into Kevins life and make themselves at home. How will this fussy feline cope?
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Heartbeat

Heartbeat

Evan Turk ,  Evan Turk

$26.99
This cinematic picture book from critically acclaimed author and illustrator Evan Turk follows the life of a baby whale from birth, to song, to silence, to a new song of compassion and hope for a brighter future.

Two hearts, one song. A young whale and her mother sing together. Heartbeat. Then the mother is gone. One heart, one song.

The young whale swims, alone and lonely, for days and years and decades... until one day a little girl hears her and joins her song. Together, they sing of hope for a brighter future. One world, one song, one heartbeat.
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Great Dog

Great Dog

Davide Cali ,  Miguel Tanco

$21.99
A pup and his father contemplate his grand future while looking at other Great Dogs in their family. Will he be a marathon runner like Uncle Tibor, the fastest dog in the family? Will he be an astronaut like Aunt Yuki, who reached for the stars? Or maybe a teacher like Uncle Scooter, respected by all? No matter what, says his father, he will be a GREAT dog!

Davide Cali's tongue-in-cheek writing and Miguel Tanco's unique and funny illustrations bring these great dogs to life and will have readers giggling from start to finish. With gatefolds that show the real story behind the characters and a surprise twist at the end, Great Dog is a winner for kids and parents alike!
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The Extraordinary Gardener

The Extraordinary Gardener

Sam Boughton

$16.99
Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. Once day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens! Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. A charming story about the important of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!
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Island

Island

Mark Janssen

$19.99
Shipwreck! A father, daughter and their dog wash up on a small island. Little do the castaways know that the island isn't what it seems at all. The island shows the family the wonders of life at sea.

Colourful fish dart in the waves and birds swoop in the sky. Island life is full of the unexpected. The island protects the family against all kinds of dangers, from tropical storms to arctic snow. Menacing animals lurk underwater, too. The island has its own secret, too. Eventually, the family is rescued. And there's a heart - warming surprise when the little girl says farewell to the large kind turtle - the real island - whose shell has provided the family with their happy island home.

Island is a wordless picture book. Children are encouraged to study the wonderful illustrations and tell the story in their own words. Mark Janssen's painterly illustrations come alive on the page. Sun hits the water and sparkles. Splashes of paint become shoals of fish. This is a charming picture book full of imagination.
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Pearl's Mermaid Shoes

Pearl's Mermaid Shoes

Sanne Te Loo

$19.99
It's the last day of the holidays. Pearl walks along the beach and finds something extraordinary in the sand - a pair of mermaid shoes. Pearl tries on the shoes, which in fact are scuba flippers. They fit perfectly. She really is a mermaid. Back home, Pear l wears her mermaid shoes everywhere. The children at school laugh at her but she's not discouraged. She makes a fishy mermaid tail and sets off to find the sea. After much searching, Pearl finds a different kind of home just right for a young mermaid - th e city fountain. A tender and gently inspirational story. This delightful picture book quietly captures the heart.
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Can You See a Little Bear?

Can You See a Little Bear?

James Mayhew ,  Jackie Morris

$24.99
Where is Little Bear? In this charming look-and-find book, highlighted by Jackie Morris's gorgeous animal fantasies, very young children explore theatrical and circus settings as they attempt to find the missing cub. The concepts of opposites, colours and contrasts are introduced in the read-aloud nursery verse and simple clues and vivid word images help children discover Little Bear, whether he is trying on a hat, standing on his head or floating in a balloon. Gradually Little Bear moves into a more familiar landscape of tea, bath and bedtime, a cue for little bears' bedtimes everywhere.
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Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Cinderella

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Cinderella

Anna Milbourne ,  Karl James Mountford

$19.99
Little children can peep through the laser-cut pages of this magical book and follow Cinderella through a fairytale city to meet her perfect prince. Beneath the flaps they can discover Cinderella's fairy godmother, her selfish stepsisters and a fabulous golden carriage. A delightful way to introduce children to this much-loved tale.
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Leaf Stone Beetle

Leaf Stone Beetle

Ursula Dubosarsky ,  Gaye Chapman

$16.95
Leaf Stone Beetle is a gentle and charming tale about a leaf, a stone and a beetle whose lives are disrupted by a storm. They lose their communities, their homes and their moorings, but by chance and effort they find solace and new community with each other. In the deftly talented hands of Ursula Dubosarsky, Leaf Stone Beetle is also a meditation on disruption, transience and eternity.
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You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish

You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

$12.99
A brand new paperback title in the bestselling Rainbow Fish series! Everyone loses once in a while. But being a good sport when you lose isn't always easy--not even for Rainbow Fish. A lighthearted look at accepting loss without losing your sparkle!
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Want to Play Trucks?

Want to Play Trucks?

Ann Stott ,  Bob Graham

$16.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Jack and Alex meet most days in the sandpit at the playground. Jack likes trucks and Alex likes dolls, and together they combine their respective likes. Even when there is a disagreement, they find a solution easily enough without too much drama, and then find the one thing they both like very much indeed... A lovely picture book that shows how you can be friends, like different things, but still get along famously. Illustrated by Bob Graham, in his distinctively gentle, slightly subversive and entirely expressive style. Preschool age. Lindy Jones

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Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. Just what will they play together?

Jack and Alex meet almost every morning in the sandbox at the playground. Jack likes trucks - big ones. Alex likes dolls - pink ones, with sparkles. And tutus. But Jack doesn't want to play dolls, and Alex doesn't want to play trucks. Luckily for Jack and Alex, the day is saved with a little bit of compromise and the easy acceptance that characterizes true friendship... What about dolls who drive trucks?

From Ann Stott and Bob Graham, the multi award-winning creator of Silver Buttons and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a story of friendship, perfect for any child who does not conform to traditional gender stereotypes.
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Colour Me

Colour Me

Ezekiel Kwaymullina

$16.99
We are all different. But together we colour our world amazing. Using the rainbow as a metaphor for our diversity and uniqueness, Indigenous author Ezekiel Kwaymullina joins forces with award-winning illustrator Moira Court in this gorgeous new picture book. Luminous screen prints and evocative prose celebrate every individual colour as well as the power of their combination.
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Billy and the Beast

Billy and the Beast

Nadia Shireen ,  Nadia Shireen

$14.99
'It's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage'- The Guardian From the author of Bumblebear, comes a new hero for our times. Introducing- Billy!

Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumblea a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beasta He's making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat's friends!

Luckily, our brave heroine Billy has a trick or two up her sleeve (or in her hair)a Join Billy on her mission to defeat the Terrible Beast (and save those adorable little bunny rabbits too).
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Charlie and Lola: A Dog With Nice Ears

Charlie and Lola: A Dog With Nice Ears

Lauren Child

$15.99
A brilliant new Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child!

Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a... rabbit!

Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.

A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love.
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Something for Fleur

Something for Fleur

Catherine Pelosi ,  Caitlin Murray

$14.99
It's Fleur the flamingo's birthday and her friend Bo the hippo is sending her a present. Can you use Bo's clues to guess what it is?

Could it be ice-cream mountains to slide down, or ten-tiered cakes for all the town? Or maybe it's the best present of all - a big hug from your best friend.

This gorgeously illustrated and brilliantly imaginative birthday treat celebrates friendship, giving - and birthdays!
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Wake Up, Bear

Wake Up, Bear

Lynley Dodd

$14.99
It's spring, but Bear is still fast asleep.

His friends try every trick they can think of to wake him up - he keeps right on snoring.

Until someone discovers the one thing bears love more than sleeping . . .

A delightful story about what matters to a bear, by the author of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.
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Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Jen Campbell ,  Katie Harnett

$14.99
A magical story about a little girl and a dragon who dream up a plan to share their love of books and stories.

Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what they’ve read: books about roller-skating, King Arthur, spiders, and how to do kung fu. Together they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop - a flying bookshop, that is - right on Franklin’s back!

Franklin, a well-read and peace-loving dragon, and Luna, a young girl with an independent spirit and an insatiable love of reading, make fantastic role models for young children. Franklin’s Flying Bookshop brings the magic of classic fairy tales into the twenty-first century through exquisite illustrations, and will enchant children as well as anyone who loves books.

Illustrated in color throughout.
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp ,  Lisa Papp

$16.99
Madeline Finn does not like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream van. Fortunately, Madeline meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline that it's okay to go slow, to keep trying, and to get support from a friend. This is the perfect book to reassure the reluctant reader. Old Barn Books is supporting the work of the 'Read2Dogs' scheme from Pets As Therapy with royalties from sales of the book.
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Ruby's Worry

Ruby's Worry

Tom Percival ,  Tom Percival

$14.99
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?

A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children's bookshelves.
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Tiny Little Rocket

Tiny Little Rocket

David Fickling Books ,  Richard Collingridge

$33.95
There's a tiny little rocket that will take you to the stars. It only flies there once a year but zips you out past Mars. Its fins are solid silver with a door made out of gold. There's a cozy pilot seat inside for a person young or old. Climb aboard for a bedtime picture book sure to appeal to every kid's sense of wonder. Young readers will love stepping into the cockpit of a wonderful rocket ship that takes them zipping through the planets, stars, and space, all the way back home to Earth and their cozy beds!
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Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

Giles Andreae ,  David Wojtowycz

$15.99
A colourful rhyming picture book all about trucks and diggers, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

Is your little one mad about trucks and diggers? Then they'll love this bright, bold book, packed with all sorts of vehicles - including dumper trucks, diggers, cranes, fire engines, transporters and more. Read about all the amazing things they do, then decide which one you would choose to drive!

From the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.
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Ten Little Robots

Ten Little Robots

Mike Brownlow ,  Simon Rickerty

$15.99
Learn to count from ten to one and back again with this rhythmic, rhyming robot adventure!

This factory looks exciting. Shall we take a peep? Ten little robots all say, BEEEP!

Ten little robots set off on a hilarious adventure through a fantastical factory in this wonderfully wacky rhyming romp - with NEEE-NAAAAH-ing sirens, KER-BOOOOMG-ing engines, and plenty of gadgets, levers and utter chaos along the way!

Look out for the other books in the bestselling, award-winning Ten Little series: Ten Little Pirates Ten Little Princesses Ten Little Monsters Ten Little Dinosaurs Ten Little Elves
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The ABC Book of Places to Go

The ABC Book of Places to Go

Helen Martin ,  Judith Simpson ,  Cheryl Orsini

$14.99
This charming picture book celebrates the fun and excitement of places we can visit, both close to home and far away. The simple, engaging text explores fascinating places such as the library, the zoo, the lighthouse and many more.

An adventurous book that is a delightful introduction to the world beyond our backyard.

Ages 2-6
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Fluke

Fluke

Lesley Gibbes ,  Michelle Dawson

$14.99
In 2012 a Southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. It was only the third time in recorded history that a Southern right whale had been born in the harbour.

The mother and calf stayed in the sheltered waters of the city's inlets and bays for several months before heading south to the Antarctic waters. The people of Sydney were entranced by the presence of these whales so close to the city. Since then there have been numerous other sightings of whale calves in Sydney waters, including one which was found nestling next to a boat after being separated from its mother.

Lesley Gibbes' text captures the excitement, joy and awe that the presence of these magnificent mammals create among the citizens of Sydney, while Michelle Dawson's tender illustrations bring the character of Fluke and his rich underwater world to life.

Shortlisted 2018 Environment Award for Children's Literature
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Millie Loves Ants

Millie Loves Ants

Jackie French ,  Sue DeGennaro

$14.99
'Millie trundles through the trees,

Wildflowers bending in the breeze.

If there's just a chance of ants,

Millie's nose will do its dance.'

But just why does Millie the echidna adore ants?

Find out in this glorious new picture book from award-winning author and Children's Laureate Jackie French, and talented illustrator Sue deGennaro.
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The ABC Book of Rockets, Planets and Outer Space

The ABC Book of Rockets, Planets and Outer Space

Helen Martin ,  Judith Simpson ,  Cheryl Orsini

$14.99
The ABC Book of ... series 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Lift-off!

Vroooom!

Rockets and astronauts! Sun, Moon andstars!

Discover the wonders of outer space with this bright, engaging picture book.

The perfect introduction to the world of space and space travel.

Ages 2-6
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Little Spiral

Little Spiral

Pat Simmons ,  Pat Shirvington

$16.95
He may be small but he loves exploring. Join Little Spiral on his journey through the rainforest. Stay safe, Little Spiral.
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One Thousand Trees

One Thousand Trees

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

$16.99
Award-winning artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers takes readers on a journey of imagination and discovery, exploring the art of nature and the nature of art.
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The Arnold Lobel Treasury

The Arnold Lobel Treasury

Arnold Lobel

$27.99
Gathered together for the very first time, here are four charming children's stories by the Caldecott-winning illustrator and author: The Bears of the Air, Prince Bertram the Bad, The Great Blueness, and The Man Who Took the Indoors Out. These warm, vibrantly illustrated tales of love, friendship, and discovery offer a winsome combination of humour and subtle moral teachings.
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The Cat Wants Cuddles

The Cat Wants Cuddles

P. Crumble ,  Lucinda Gifford

$15.99
Kevin doesnt want a pat. He doesnt want a tickle. And he definitely does NOT want a cuddle. There's absolutely no way this  hilarious cat is going to change his mind about that. Or will he?
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Tom's Magnificent Machines

Tom's Magnificent Machines

Ben Mantle ,  Linda Sarah

$16.99
A magical, captivating picture book about the power of love between a son and his father.

Tom and his dad are good at making things. Their inventions start out simple, but they quickly become bigger, faster, crazier - and they almost always involve wheels. But then Dad loses his job, and everything changes. Sadness clouds the house like a winter sky. That is, until Tom comes up with a brilliant plan that takes their amazing vehicle inventions and creates something astounding - something the world has never seen before...

An emotionally charged and highly imaginative book that explores themes of love and support between children and their parents but is also great fun, with incredible inventions, crazy contraptions and a wonderfully inspiring pioneering spirit at its heart.
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Petra

Petra

Marianna Coppo

$14.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards

Is Petra a mountain? An egg?

Who knows!

She's a rock and this is how she rolls.

Petra is a mighty mountain that can't be moved by the wind or time. Or so we think until we discover that she's actually something even more astonishing. Petra has the potential to be anything - an island, an egg, even an elephant - thanks to her lively imagination.
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Buster and the Baby

Buster and the Baby

Amy Hest ,  Polly Dunbar

$16.99
In the little red house, Buster the dog ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more as his heart goes thump, thump, thump. And then... CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go Buster! Go, Buster! Go!

From acclaimed storyteller Amy Hest, author of Kiss Good Night, Sam and Polly Dunbar, illustrator of the Tilly and Friends series and Penguin comes a rhythmical celebration of the playful, loving companionship between a baby and a puppy. With its heart-warming, sleepy ending, this is a dream bedtime read and will make a gorgeous gift for young readers.
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Dreaming Soldiers

Dreaming Soldiers

Catherine Bauer

$14.99
A powerful and moving story about true mateship.

The simple story-telling combines with stunning images to honour the service and contribution of Australian veterans, and Aboriginal soldiers.

Dreaming Soldiers weaves tales of childhood adventures and battlefield challenges with gentle Dreaming themes.

This is a touching friendship story about Jimmy and Johnno, two young Australian boys in the 1900s; mates who do everything together, sharing adventures and growing up side by side in the dusty cattle yards of an Outback South Australian station and later on the muddy WWI battlefields of the Western Front.
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I'm a Frog! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)

I'm a Frog! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)

Mo Willems ,  Mo Willems

$19.95
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I'm a Frog! Piggie has some ribbit ing news! Can Gerald make the leap required to accept Piggie's new identity?
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14 Animals (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus)

14 Animals (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus)

Gabe Pyle

$14.99
In this hilarious book of animals, artist Gabe Pyle presents fourteen beloved animals who are definitely not an octopus-or are they? Observant youngsters will love uncovering each octopus cleverly disguised in 14 animals' shapes. Based on the immensely popular Threadless t-shirt, 14 Animals (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus) is a fresh, witty romp through the animal kingdom that even adults will find hard to resist.
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Axel Scheffler

$15.99
What do you get if you cross a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex with a fearsome Triceratops? It's a Tyrannotops, of course! And how about a giant Diplodocus with a soaring Pterodactyl? Why, that's a Diplodactyl! With over 121 possible prehistoric creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for dinosaur fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up dinosaurs.
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Giraffes Can't Dance: Touch-and-Feel Board Book

Giraffes Can't Dance: Touch-and-Feel Board Book

Giles Andreae ,  Guy Parker-Rees

$14.99
Gerald was a tall giraffe whose neck was long and slim, But his knees were awfully bandy and his legs were rather thin...

Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance... or can they?

A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees. This chunky board book edition is perfect for little hands.
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Clap Hands: Here Come the Unicorns: A touch-and-feel board book

Clap Hands: Here Come the Unicorns: A touch-and-feel board book

Pat-a-Cake ,  Hilli Kushnir

$14.99
Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!

Here Come the Unicorns is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute unicorn friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, sparkly pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a fun matching game at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the unicorns!

Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Chicks, Here Come the Bunnies
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Touch Think Learn: 123

Touch Think Learn: 123

Xavier Deneux

$32.99
High design, brilliant graphics, essential learning skills-these features distinguish the TouchThinkLearn titles, presenting knowledge in a new dimension. Xavier Deneux applies the same unique vision that informed TouchThink-Learn: ABC to this year's most innovative counting book. Die-cut numerals and shapes stimulate understanding of essential concepts, inviting youngest readers to engage in a meaningful and tangible hands-on experience of numbers by tracing figures and shapes to coordinate concepts and images.
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Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Britta Teckentrup ,  Patricia Hegarty

$14.99
Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this peek-through board book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter. Young children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking board book.
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Baby's Very First Train Book

Baby's Very First Train Book

Fiona Watt ,  Stella Baggott

$14.99
Join Panda as he drives his train around the town, city and countryside, dropping off Giraffe, Crocodile, Lion, Bear and Rabbit along the way! Babies will love playing with this train-shaped board book with working wheels, bright pictures, fingertrails and holes to peep through. An adorable book that little ones will enjoy time and time again.
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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

Lesley Sims ,  Raffaella Ligi

$9.99
Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man! A fresh retelling of the well-loved story, complete with a baby-friendly ending and charming illustrations by Raffaella Ligi throughout.
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That's not my giraffe...

That's not my giraffe...

Fiona Watt ,  Rachel Wells

$14.99
Meet five friendly giraffes in this charming addition to the much-loved That's not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet giraffes with tufty tails, fluffy manes and soft spots. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
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Eric Carle's Book of Many Things: Over 200 First Words

Eric Carle's Book of Many Things: Over 200 First Words

Eric Carle ,  Eric Carle ,  Eric Carle

$29.99
Learn over 200 words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other favourite friends from the World of Eric Carle. From food and clothes to animals and feelings, this is the perfect way for little ones to learn what they need to navigate their busy worlds. Bright, colourful artwork from Eric Carle and clear type makes learning fun, and a spread at the end invites children to remember all the words they have read.
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Peppa Pig: Peppa Plays Cricket

Peppa Pig: Peppa Plays Cricket

Peppa Pig

$9.99
It is a very sunny day. Perfect for a game of cricket! Daddy Pig teaches Peppa, George and Suzy Sheep how to play cricket in the garden, followed by the most important part of the game - taking a break for tea and cake! Everyone loves cricket, especially Daddy Pig!
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We All Sleep

We All Sleep

Ezekiel Kwaymullina

$14.99
Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.
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Here, George!

Here, George!

Sandra Boynton ,  George Booth

$12.99
Bestselling author Sandra Boynton and iconic cartoonist for The New Yorker George Booth collaborate in this hilarious new board book about George, a lovable dog with a big secret.

George is a big dog who likes to just sit around. But there's another side to George that even his family doesn't know about.

With Sandra Boynton's whimsical storytelling, and celebrated cartoonist George Booth's one-of-a-kind illustrations, Here, George! is a sweet, quirky, and charming board book that's a must-have for every collection!
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But First, We Nap: A Little Book About Nap Time

But First, We Nap: A Little Book About Nap Time

David W. Miles

$14.99
Sloth wants to nap. Rabbit doesn't. Who will win in the end? For every parent who's struggled to get their child to nap, But First, We Nap is a hilarious book to replace the naptime wrestle. Funny illustrations depict Rabbit upping his antics while the ever-patient sloth repeats, But first, we nap. Finally worn out, Rabbit gives in, and the pair-and hopefully your child-snuggle and nod off. The perfect book for nap time!
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I Am Little Fish! A Finger Puppet Book

I Am Little Fish! A Finger Puppet Book

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$16.99
Time to splish, splosh and splash in the deep, deep sea with Little Fish and his fishy friends! Dip, dive and swim along to the rhyming text and delightful underwater illustrations, with a colourful finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes on every page. This introduction to Lucy Cousin's Little Fish character is a perfect first interactive reading experience for little ones.
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Bookshop Girl

Bookshop Girl

Chloe Coles

$14.99
Bennett's Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It's a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly. and also earn some money.

But, like so many bookshops, Bennett's has become a 'casualty of the high street' - it's strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat.

Time is ticking - but that's not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign?
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Just Flesh & Blood

Just Flesh & Blood

Jane Caro

$19.95
A terrible dread took hold in my belly. The only bed left to me was my deathbed and I was not ready for that - not yet.

Elizabeth is a survivor. The unwanted daughter of an executed queen, she endured the perils of her childhood to take the throne as Queen of England. Just a girl at coronation, Elizabeth has now ruled for over four decades, withstanding political upheavals, war and plots against her life.

But as her life draws to an end, she weighs up all that she has relinquished - love, marriage, family of any kind - for power. She was not just a queen, but a flesh-and-blood woman. Will her last moments be ones of regret?

Here is the final chapter in the life of a woman who grasped her destiny with both hands and made herself one of the greats of history.
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The Finder

The Finder

Kate Hendrick

$19.99
When Lindsay meets Elias the signs aren't promising. She's a grungy introvert who doesn't want to talk to anyone. He's a teen fashionista who can't shut the hell up.

But since Lindsay tracked down a runaway kid, word's got around that she knows how to find people. And Elias is looking for his birth mother. And he has money, and Lindsay's perpetually brokea So that's how this oddest of odd couples teams up.

But the thing is, Lindsay wasn't actually trying to find the runaway. It's just how she looks at the world. Not idly, like most people, but really looking. Scanning every house, every face, every car. That's because someone is missing in Lindsay's life- her identical twin Frankie, who disappeared when they were eight. Since then, her parents have kept themselves busy. And angry. And Lindsay has beenalooking.

In Elias, despite their differences, she might have found someone to look with.
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Lies You Never Told Me

Lies You Never Told Me

Jennifer Donaldson

$19.99
Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her Portland high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn't sure she's up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye-someone she knows she absolutely shouldn't be with-she can't help but be pulled into the spotlight.

Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable--breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She's not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever.

Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.
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Mapping the Bones

Mapping the Bones

Jane Yolen

$19.99
From the legendary author of The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. Influenced by Dr. Mengele's sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a horrific concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.

It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust.

Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength, in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil's Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words.
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The Truth About Lies

The Truth About Lies

Tracy Darnton

$16.99
Jess can remember every single detail of every single day since she was eleven. But Jess would rather not be remarkable and, after years of testing at the hands of a ruthless research team, she has finally managed to escape. Just when Jess thinks that she's managing to settle in to living a normal life, everything changes. Her boarding-school roommate dies and new boy Dan appears. Then Jess starts getting hints that someone knows more about her than she would like. Is it time to run again? Will she ever be truly free?
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My Messed-Up Life

My Messed-Up Life

Susin Nielsen

$17.99
Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad- he's decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger wife in LA. To Violet, it's like he's traded his old life for a better one - complete with new and improved children. To make matters worse, her mom has taken up with a dorky new man called Dudley Wiener. Violet decides to take control. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what he's missing- she needs George Clooney, Hollywood superstar.
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Watched

Watched

Marina Budhos

$16.99
Be careful what you say and who you say it to. Anyone might be a watcher.

Naeem is a Bangledeshi teenager living in Queens who thinks he can charm his way through anything. But then mistakes catch up with him. So do the cops, who offer him an impossible choice- spy on his Muslim neighbors and report back to them on shady goings-on, or face a police record. Naeem wants to be a hero-a protector. He wants his parents to be proud of him. But as time goes on, the line between informing and entrapping blurs. Is he saving or betraying his community?

Inspired by actual surveillance practices in New York City and elsewhere, Marina Budhos's extraordinary and timely novel examines what it's like to grow up with Big Brother always watching. Naeem's riveting story is as vivid and involving as today's headlines.
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Once, In A Town Called Moth

Once, In A Town Called Moth

Trilby Kent

$16.99
The fish out of water story of a young Mennonite girl from Bolivia trying to find her way in a big city, for fans of Stephanie Oakes's The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly.

Ana is not your typical teenager. She grew up in a tiny Mennonite colony in Bolivia, from which her mother fled when Ana was a young girl. Now Ana and her father have also fled, and Ana doesn't know why. She only knows that something was amiss in their tight-knit community. Arriving in Toronto, Ana has to fend for herself in this alien environment, completely isolated in a big city with no help and no idea where to even begin. But begin she does: she makes a friend, then two. She goes to school and tries to understand the myriad unspoken codes and rules. She is befriended by a teacher. She goes to the library, the mall, parties. And all the while, she searches for the mother who left so long ago, and tries to understand her father - also a stranger in a strange land, with secrets of his own.

This is a beautifully told story that will resonate with readers who have struggled with being new and unsure in a strange place, even if that place is in a classroom full of people they know. Ana's story is unique but universal; strange but familiar; extraordinary but ordinary: a fish out of water tale that speaks to us all.
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The Leaf Reader

The Leaf Reader

Emily Arsenault

$17.99
Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. It's not really her fault; her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who's been their guardian since Mom took off is... eccentric. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reading tea leaves and starts telling fortunes. The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows-and hopes everyone else does too-that none of it's real.

Then basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading. He's been getting emails from someone claiming to be his best friend, Andrea Quinley, who disappeared and is presumed dead. And while they'd always denied they were romantically involved, a cloud of suspicion now hangs over Matt. But Marnie sees a kindred spirit- someone who, like her, is damaged by association.

Suddenly, the readings seem real. And, despite the fact that they're telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous, she can't shake her initial attraction to him. In fact, it's getting stronger. And that could turn out to be deadly.
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The Happiness Quest

The Happiness Quest

Richard Yaxley

$18.99
Tillie Bassett is sad, and she doesn't understand why. Her parents and friends suggest very different, allegedly helpful, remedies. But it is the suggestion of her counsellor, Gilbert the Goldfish, that the answer may lie in finding the nature of happiness.

As Tillie embarks upon her project she discovers that, when it comes to family and friends, nothing is quite as it seems. Secrets are uncovered, old tensions resurface, relationships tangle and untangle, and Tillie realises that everyone struggles balancing sadness and happiness, and living truthfully.
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Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Kathryn Ormsbee

$17.99
From the author of Lucky Few comes a refreshing (Booklist, starred review) teen novel about Internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to step on the little people on your way to the top!

After a shout-out from one of the Internet's superstar vloggers, Natasha Tash Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust in the limelight: She's gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaption of Anna Karenina-written by Tash's literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich Leo Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the 40,000 new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr gifs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash's cyber-flirtation with a fellow award nominee suddenly has the potential to become something IRL-if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she's romantic asexual.

Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?
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Such a Good Girl

Such a Good Girl

Amanda K. Morgan

$17.99
Pretty Little Liars meets Luckiest Girl Alive in this riveting novel about a practically perfect girl who is willing to do anything to make sure it stays that way. Absolutely anything.

Things to know about Riley Stone:

Riley Stone is just about perfect. (Ask anyone.) She has a crush on her French teacher, Alex Belrose. (And she suspects he likes her, too.) Riley has her entire life planned out. (The plan is nonnegotiable.) She's never had a secret she couldn't keep. (Not ever.) Riley is sure that her life is on the right track. (And nothing will change that.) She's nothing like a regular teenager. (But she doesn't have any problem admitting that.) Riley doesn't usually play games. (But when she does, she always wins.) She thinks a game is about to start... But Riley always has a plan... And she always wins.
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As You Wish

As You Wish

Chelsea Sedoti

$16.99
Age range 14 to 17. If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true-what would you wish for? Eldon's about to make the biggest decision of his life in this fresh, emotional, and captivating novel from the author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.

In the sandy desert of the Mojave, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. It's not an exciting place to live, but Eldon's not about to wish to be somewhere else. Because in Madison, everyone gets one wish on their eighteenth birthday-and that wish always comes true.

Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but no one wishes for happiness. In Madison, wishing is happiness. Except Eldon has seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...

Where does he even begin? Can he make their lives better? Can he be happy if the people around him aren't? What even is happiness?

One thing is for sure: Eldon has only twenty-five days to figure it out-and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.
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Before I Let Go

Before I Let Go

Marieke Nijkamp

$16.99
Age range 14 to 17. From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends!

Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated - and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets - chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...
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Moonrise

Moonrise

Sarah Crossan

$16.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CLIPPA AWARD 2018

Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
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Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart

Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart

Jane St. Anthony

$14.99
In Milwaukee, Isabelle Day had a house. And she had a father. This year, on Halloween, she has half of a house in Minneapolis, a mother at least as sad as she is, and a loss that’s too hard to think - let alone talk - about. It’s the Midwest in the early 1960s, and dads just don’t die... like that.

Hovering over Isabelle’s new world are the duplex’s too-attentive landladies, Miss Flora ("a lovely dried flower") and her sister Miss Dora ("grim as roadkill"), who dwell in a sea of memories and doilies; the gleefully demonic Sister Mary Mercy, who rules a school awash in cigarette smoke; and classmates steady Margaret and edgy Grace, who hold out some hope of friendship. As Isabelle’s first tentative steps carry her through unfamiliar territory - classroom debacles and misadventures at home and beyond, time trapped in a storm-tossed cemetery and investigating an inhospitable hospital - she begins to discover that, when it comes to pain and loss, she might actually be in good company.

In light of the elderly sisters’ lives, Grace and Margaret’s friendship, and her father’s memory, she just might find the heart and humor to save herself. With characteristic sensitivity and wit, Jane St. Anthony reveals how a girl’s life clouded with grief can also hold a world of promise.
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Snow White: A Graphic Novel

Snow White: A Graphic Novel

Matt Phelan ,  Matt Phelan

$18.99
The curtain rises on New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt.

Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words: "Another... More Beautiful... KILL."
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Jandy Nelson Slipcase

Jandy Nelson Slipcase

Jandy Nelson

$29.99
I'll Give You the Sun: Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close - until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just need her as much as she needs them. What the twins don't realize is that each of them has only half the story and if they can just find their way back to one another, they have a chance to remake their world. The Sky is Everywhere: Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life - and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, with a nearly magical grin. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But the two can't collide without Lennie's world exploding.
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Rabbit and Bear (#3 Rabbit and Bear)

Rabbit and Bear (#3 Rabbit and Bear)

Julian Gough ,  Jim Field

$14.99
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake.

Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself?

Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help...

From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo.

'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
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Amazing Acrobats (#3 Olivia's Secret Scribbles)

Amazing Acrobats (#3 Olivia's Secret Scribbles)

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$9.99
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! Ill tell you all about them: Everyone at school is doing super-amazing tricks on the play equipment. We are going to perform an UNBELIEVABLE acrobat show. An awesome Circus Skills Workshop has come to town!

They will teach us wild gymnastics tricks. But theres something wrong with my BFF Matilda. Why doesnt she want to do the trapeze with me?

And how will we do our acrobat show if Matilda doesnt want to be in it? I have to work out a way to make this show the best show ever! Olivia x
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Keep an Eye on this Koala

Keep an Eye on this Koala

Scott Tulloch

$8.99
This koala is on the hunt for some sweet leaves. But looking for leaves is dangerous work if youre a dozy koala. You have to watch out for dingoes. Poor Koala is determined to prove his worth to that annoying, clever cockatoo and show her that bubble-gum trees really do exist, while escaping a ding-dong dingo at the same time. But what happens when the dreaded drop-bear arrives on the scene? Can a dozy koala save the day?

With deadpan humour and a hilariously lovable lead character, Scott Tulloch has brought to life an incongruous array of Aussie animal friends in this tongue-in-cheek illustrated chapter book. Not for the easily offended!
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Jack's Awesome Stories: Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Jack's Awesome Stories: Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Sally Rippin ,  Stephanie Spartels

$14.99
Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Join in with Hey Jack!, the bestselling early-reader series by Sally Rippin, the award-winning author of Billie B Brown! These enormously popular books follow the everyday adventures of Jack, who has lots of friends, loves playing soccer, and always tries to be brave.

What happens when you put a class competition, an acrobatic cousin and a soccer game together? You get Jack's most awesome stories!

Jack's Awesome Stories contains three favourite books in one:

The Circus Lesson
The Winning Goal
The Top Team

This series is packed with down-to-earth, real-life stories that boys will love and relate to. Each book is carefully designed with word art and illustrations, and there are no mountains of text or super-tricky words to intimidate the early reader. Perfect for kids aged 4-7.
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Jack's Birthday Stories: Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Jack's Birthday Stories: Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Sally Rippin ,  Stephanie Spartels

$14.99
Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Join in with Hey Jack!, the bestselling early-reader series by Sally Rippin, the award-winning author of Billie B Brown! These enormously popular books follow the everyday adventures of Jack, who has lots of friends, loves playing soccer, and always tries to be brave.

What happens when you put a party invitation, a ball pit and a robot costume together? You get Jack's favourite birthday stories!

Jack's Birthday Stories contains three favourite books in one:

The Best Party Ever
The Party Invite
The Robot Blues

This series is packed with down-to-earth, real-life stories that boys will love and relate to. Each book is carefully designed with word art and illustrations, and there are no mountains of text or super-tricky words to intimidate the early reader. Perfect for kids aged 4-7.
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Jack's Super Stories: Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Jack's Super Stories: Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Sally Rippin ,  Stephanie Spartels

$14.99
Three favourites from Hey Jack!

Join in with Hey Jack!, the bestselling early-reader series by Sally Rippin, the award-winning author of Billie B Brown! These enormously popular books follow the everyday adventures of Jack, who has lots of friends, loves playing soccer, and always tries to be brave.

What happens when you put a new pet, a toy sale and a special spelling group together? You get Jack's totally super stories!

Jack's Super Stories contains three favourite books in one:

The Toy Sale
The New Friend
The Extra-special Group

This series is packed with down-to-earth, real-life stories that boys will love and relate to. Each book is carefully designed with word art and illustrations, and there are no mountains of text or super-tricky words to intimidate the early reader. Perfect for kids aged 4-7.
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The Lost Treasure + 3 Bonus Rope Tricks (#3 Cosentino)

The Lost Treasure + 3 Bonus Rope Tricks (#3 Cosentino)

Paul Cosentino ,  James Hart

$14.99
Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, is in danger! Hes trapped in a glass ball hanging over the ocean, where dangerous beasts lurk. Hell have to undo shackles, a straightjacket, and padlocks to escape!

The audience watching him from the pier is terrified, but not as much as when the evil two-headed King arrives on a mission to find his lost sunken treasure. Cos must stop the King from taking the treasure, but first he must avoid arrest AND escape from the glass ball... while underwater! But how long can he hold his breath? Can Cos pull off his greatest illusion ever?
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