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Louise Loves Art

Louise Loves Art

Kelly Light

After drawing a picture of her cat, a young girl searches for the perfect place to hang her masterpiece.

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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Rick Riordan

In this whirlwind tour of Greek mythology, Percy Jackson gives his personal take on the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece - and reveals the truth about how they came to rule the world.

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The Dying of the Light

The Dying of the Light

Derek Landy

The FINAL shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come...

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To This Day

To This Day

Shane Koyczan

I'm not the only kid who grew up this way surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called.

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Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. *Young Reader's Edition*

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Sisters

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years...

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 Read reviewApple and Rain

Apple and Rain

Sarah Crossan

A stunning new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan that explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness, and the healing power of words.

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 Read reviewFalling into Place

Falling into Place

Amy Zhang

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree.

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 Read reviewThe Jewel

The Jewel

Amy Ewing

Violet Lasting is no longer a human being. Tomorrow she becomes Lot 197, auctioned to the highest royal bidder in the Jewel of the Lone City. Tomorrow she becomes the Surrogate of the House of the Lake, her sole purpose to produce...

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Why? Encyclopedia

Why? Encyclopedia

From space and earth to people and nature, this volume is packed with colourful 3D images to engage kids and help them understand the answer to their questions.

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The Little Factory of Illustration

The Little Factory of Illustration

Florie Saint-Val, Sarah Ardizzone

This beautiful book invites readers to join the Artful Sketcher on an exclusive tour of one of the most creative factories they'll ever know: the Little Factory of Potential Illustration. The factory is full of eccentric artists...

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 Read reviewAs Red As Blood

As Red As Blood

Salla Simukka

Seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson is hardly your average teenager. She lives by herself in the city of Tampere, Finland, and has a firm rule to mind nobody's business but her own. But that rule is put to the test when she...

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 Read reviewJamie Reign - the Hidden Dragon

Jamie Reign - the Hidden Dragon

P.J. Tierney

This is the series for every young boy who has dreamt of living on a boat, having extraordinary adventures - and discovering he is totally awesome at kung fu! This thrilling sequel to The Last Spirit Warrior sees Jamie...

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 Read reviewAre You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

Darren Groth

In this novel, twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

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 Read reviewPlenty

Plenty

Ananda Braxton-Smith

Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street.But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? But what about her...

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 Read reviewGaston

Gaston

Kelly DiPucchio, Christian Robinson

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances.

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I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literacy Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books

I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literacy Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books

Jackie French

Australian Children's Laureate, book lover and dyslexia sufferer Jackie French gives a wonderful insight into how you can help your child discover a world of books. Does your child love books, but can't stay still long enough to...

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 Read reviewOne Minute's Silence

One Minute’s Silence

David Metzenthen, Michael Camilleri

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers...

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 Read reviewMore Than This

More Than This

Patrick Ness

A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones...

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Emu

Emu

Claire Saxby, Graham Byrne

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Stories, about emus. Ages 5+.

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Walk Tall

Walk Tall

Jim Stynes, Warwick Green

Walk Tall is a special younger readers' edition of the Jim Stynes autobiography My Journey, adapted by Warwick Green. Part football autobiography and part coming-of-age story, Walk Tall is an inspirational and unforgettable...

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I am Juliet

I am Juliet

Jackie French

The world's most famous love story told by one of Australia's most respected authors. This is the well - known story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo.

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Do You Know Who You Are?

Do You Know Who You Are?

Includes questionnaires and quizzes for girls aged 14-17, offering creative ways to discover the real you. This book focuses on activities such as yes or no questions to help you approach some of teenage life's biggest issues,...

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Incomplete Book of Dragons

Incomplete Book of Dragons

Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tells us everything you need to know about dragons...

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The Big Book of Old Tom

The Big Book of Old Tom

Leigh Hobbs

Five adventures of Leigh Hobbs' much loved characters, Old Tom and Angela Throgmorton, in one delightful collection.

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 Read reviewFiggy in the World

Figgy in the World

Tamsin Janu

Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy cant do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama.

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Sam's Sandwich

Sam’s Sandwich

David Pelham

When Samantha wants a really special sandwich, her brother Sam offers to make her an unforgettable treat, filled with everything she wants... and a few not-so-delicious extras. This sandwich-shaped book lets you unfold the...

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Remembered by Heart: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing

Remembered by Heart: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing

Sally Morgan

You can't change the past, but you can live a different future.Bronwyn Bancroft These stories are powerful: sharing pain, humour, grief, hope and pride. Pride in family, community and survival. Pride in being Aboriginal.

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Computer Coding for Kids

Computer Coding for Kids

Carol Vorderman

Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skill for children to start learning. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics. It is suitable for...

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 Read reviewThe Minnow

The Minnow

Diana Sweeney

A moving and powerful coming-of-age story with a whimsical element that belies the heart-breaking truth of grief and loss.

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 Read reviewIntruder

Intruder

Christine Bongers

I don't walk past the house next door. I wish the woman who lives in it was dead. Which makes it hard . . . because she was the one who came running when I screamed. Kat Jones is woken by an Intruder looming over her bed. She's...

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How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie

How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie

Simon Mayle

Meet the funniest kid in fiction!

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 Read reviewLoyal Creatures

Loyal Creatures

Morris Gleitzman

In 2014 Morris Gleitzman promises to captivate his fans yet again with another heart-rending and compelling novel set in wartime. Once, Then, After and Now took us inside young people in World War Two. Loyal Creatures is the story...

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Meet Douglas Mawson

Meet Douglas Mawson

Mike Dumbleton, Snip Green

This picture book series is about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the...

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Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Rosanne Hawke

A beautifully written story of love, adversity and adventure from award-winning author Rosanne Hawke. When eight-year-old Kelsey goes to Pakistan so her mum and dad can help flood victims, she's miserable. It means missing out on...

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Slaves of Socorro

Slaves of Socorro

John Flanagan

When Hal and the Heron brotherband become the Araluan duty ship, they're excited at the challenges ahead. But an enemy from their past returns, causing the Herons to be thrown into a dangerous new quest to free captured Araluans...

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 Read reviewMy Heart is Laughing

My Heart is Laughing

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But some girlsarecruel to her . . It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. From the author of the critically acclaimed My Happy Life.

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In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Sally Morgan, Bronwyn Bancroft

Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn't have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows...

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 Read reviewDo You Dare?: The Bushranger's Boys

Do You Dare?: The Bushranger’s Boys

Alison Lloyd

Do You Dare fills a much-needed gap for engaging Austraian historical fiction for boy readers aged 8 to 12. These fast-paced, adventure-driven stories effortlessly bring to life so many facets of our past.

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Loveability: an Empowered Girl's Guide to Dating and Relationships

Loveability: an Empowered Girl’s Guide to Dating and Relationships

Dannielle Miller, Nina Funnell

The must-have guide for girls looking to steer their way through the murky waters of teen relationships Not into you? too into you? What happens when feelings aren't mutual? When to stay and when to go? Can't handle the...

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 Read reviewRivertime

Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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 Read reviewFangirl

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go...

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 Read reviewTwo Wolves

Two Wolves

Tristan Bancks

Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between...

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 Read reviewPanic

Panic

Lauren Oliver

In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to...

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Dreamers

Dreamers

Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan

We are the dream and the dreamers-- so begins this beautifully written story that celebrates the imagination of children at play. Complemented by Sally Morgan's rich and colourful illustrations, the book is full of movement. It...

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 Read reviewThe Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Laurie Halse Anderson

For the past five years Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in...

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The Invaders

The Invaders

John Flanagan

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when...

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 Read reviewPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)

Maya Van Wagenen

Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s...

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 Read reviewThe Mechanomancers

The Mechanomancers

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

Obscuria is in trouble! Join the Bureau of Mysteries as they puzzle their way out of a Mechanomancer disaster. George and Imp are back, this time alongside the adventurer Lord Periwinkle Tinkerton and his moody assistant,...

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 Read reviewSong for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

WINNER OF THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes,...

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My Big Book of Colours

My Big Book of Colours

Marion Billet, Fani Marceau

Big, beautiful introduction to a vibrant world of colours

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 Read reviewBumble-Ardy

Bumble-Ardy

Maurice Sendak

A brand-new picture book from the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!

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The Billy That Died with its Boots on and Other Australian Verse

The Billy That Died with its Boots on and Other Australian Verse

Stephen Whiteside, Lauren Merrick

With galloping rhythm and snappy rhyme, Stephen Whiteside's read-aloud poems portray the Australian outdoors, sporting life and animals, as well as the domestic world of the average Aussie kid - with the odd dinosaur and Martian...

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 Read reviewPandora Jones - Admission

Pandora Jones - Admission

Barry Jonsberg

Pandora Jones wakes in a changed world at The School - a sanctuary for survivors of a plague pandemic. Haunted by terrible dreams, surrounded by traumatic events, Pandora must trust her instincts if she is to stay safe. And her...

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 Read reviewEvery Breath

Every Breath

Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? A smart, sexy, thriller for teenagers. 'Quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters...I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley

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A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven

Bob Graham

One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven . How did it get there? Everyone...

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 Special price Read reviewSky High

Sky High

Germano Zullo

Originally published under the title Les gratte-ciel in 2011 by Editions La Joie de lire ... Geneve, Switzerland --T.p. verso.

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 Read reviewLooking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

A third generation Italian/Australian girl tells the story of her final school years and how she comes to terms with her family, her culture and her sexuality. Author's 1st novel

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The Hole

The Hole

Oyvind Torseter

A funny, original, and exciting picture book about a rebellious hole that will fascinate young and old alike.

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Carole Wilkinson

Now in paperback, the next instalment in the best-selling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series! The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire....

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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Jack's summer has hit a dead end ...After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. He might crash in his Dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul...

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 Read reviewMax

Max

Marc Martin

An enduring story of friendship, seagulls and chips.

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 Read reviewNavigating Early

Navigating Early

Clare Vanderpool

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads...

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 Read reviewThe Beginner's Guide to Revenge

The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2013Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences? As a soldier's daughter, Romola's been to six schools in eight years, always...

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 Read reviewNine Open Arms

Nine Open Arms

Benny Lindelauf, John Nieuwenhuizen

An intriguing novel with a classic feel, featuring three vividly alive young sisters, an eccentric family struggling against the odds, and the slowly revealed story of a house with a past.

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 Read reviewOphelia and the Marvellous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

Karen Foxlee

Eleven-year-old Ophelia might not be brave, but she certainly is curious. Her family is still reeling from her mother's death, and in a bid to cheer everyone up, her father has taken a job at an enormous gothic museum in a city...

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 Read reviewShadows

Shadows

Paula Weston

What would you do if your nightmares became a reality? Gaby Winters is about to find out. Fallen angels, gang warfare and hot romance, this is a fast-paced, compelling debut novel from a fresh new voice in YA.

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Early Harvest Volume Two

Early Harvest Volume Two

Prepare for the apocolypse! This year, Early Harvest is going both alien and undead. Featuring stories and poems from young writers (plus a spooky Sally Rippin and an intergalactic Jen Breach), this issue is sure to scare your...

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 Read reviewA Lion in Paris

A Lion in Paris

Beatrice Alemagna

Award-winning book from one of Europe's most popular illustrators. With innovative and uniquely styled illustrations it approachs the themes of identity and finding our place in the world.

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 Read reviewFire

Fire

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating...

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 Read reviewRuby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Kate Knapp

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Ruby and her grandmother Babushka are off to Paris for a holiday! When they arrive they go and meet Babushka's brother, Monsieur Gaspar...

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 Read reviewTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure - the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw...

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 Read reviewThe Fairy Doll and Other Tales from the Dolls' House

The Fairy Doll and Other Tales from the Dolls' House

Rumer Godden, Jane Ray

Discover the secret life of dolls in this beautiful collection.

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 Read reviewWelcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country

Laklak Burarrwanga, Family

Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for...

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Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan

The much anticipated new book from Australia's most acclaimed picture-book creator.

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Dads: A Field Guide

Dads: A Field Guide

Justin Ractliffe, Cathie Glassby

Get reading! 50 books you can't put down --Cover.

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 Read reviewThe Silver Door

The Silver Door

Emily Rodda

Three magic Doors you here behold. Time to choose: Wood? Silver? Gold? Listen to your inner voice, And you will make the wisest choice. Rye is willing to risk everything to save his brothers, lost in the terrifying world beyond...

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The Big Adventure

The Big Adventure

Sally Rippin

Jack loves camping! Sleeping in a tent, toasting marshmallows and especially going on adventures. But will one of his adventures take him a little further than he planned?

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The Golden Door

The Golden Door

Emily Rodda

The start of a stirring fantasy trilogy from the bestselling author of the Dragons of Deltora series. The walled city of Weld is under attack from ferocious flying creatures. The Warden calls for volunteers to find and destroy the...

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Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Belinda Murrell

Lulu Bell and her family set off on an Australian adventure at an Aboriginal community, and Lulu has one thing she would really like to see.

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 Read reviewThe Coat

The Coat

Julie Hunt, Ron Brooks

A bold and original picture book from acclaimed artist Ron Brooks and exciting new poet and author Julie Hunt.

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 Read reviewThe Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly...

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 Read reviewRu Dreaming

Ru Dreaming

Amy Han

In this charming story about friendship, love and recognising what matters most, the author reminds readers that 'being cool' is mostly about being yourself.

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 Read reviewWhere Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back

John Corey Whaley

Just when 17-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. Tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the...

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 Read reviewWildlife

Wildlife

Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...

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 Read reviewGood Night, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Mem Fox, Judy Horacek

Another perfect picture book from the creators of the best-selling Where Is the Green Sheep? Bonnie and Ben have a favourite babysitter whose much-loved nursery rhymes ensure a wonderful whimsical world before bedtime.

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Goodnight, Mice!

Goodnight, Mice!

Frances Watts, Judy Watson

Kiss Dad once. Cuddle Mum twice. Goodnight, Mum and Dad. Goodnight, mice. It's time to say goodnight - but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don't seem very sleepy! This warm, affectionate story...

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The Ghost Bride

The Ghost Bride

Yangsze Choo

Seventeen-year-old Li Lan lives in 1890s Malaya with her quietly-ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition - the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he's dead.

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The 39-Storey Treehouse

The 39-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry's Believe it or Else! museum, and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even...

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 Read reviewKissed by the Moon

Kissed by the Moon

Alison Lester

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world.

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 Read reviewThe Children of the King

The Children of the King

Sonya Hartnett

Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure. A hauntingly beautiful story...

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 Read reviewChasing the Valley

Chasing the Valley

Skye Melki-Wegner

Set in a land where magic can be terrifying, Chasing the Valley combines the friendship and camaraderie of Ranger s Apprentice with the hardship and survival of The Hunger Games with spectacular results. Danika is used to...

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 Read reviewJepp, Who Defied the Stars

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Katherine Marsh

Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny. Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's...

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 Read reviewThe Girl Who Brought Mischief

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

Katrina Nannestad

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014  When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her...

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Just Doomed!

Just Doomed!

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Do you often find yourself feeling that everything is about to go horribly, terribly and utterly wrong? Have you ever lost or destroyed a valuable item that didn't belong to you? Have you just accidentally enraged a very large and...

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 Read reviewTwo Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan

A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

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Eight Keys

Eight Keys

Suzanne LaFleur

Eleven-year-old Elise feels stuck. Her school locker-buddy squashes her lunch and laughs at her, every day. She doesn't want to go to school - and her best friend Franklin just makes things worse. One day Elise discovers an...

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When We Were Two

When We Were Two

Robert Newton

Dan has had it with his Dad. He's not going to take the abuse anymore. He's sixteen, old enough to leave; maybe he'll find his long-lost mother in the process. What Dan doesn't count on is being followed by his younger brother...

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 Read reviewElectrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Elizabeth Rusch, Oliver Dominguez

Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, and even the radio all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions. Established biographer Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary figure, while artist Dominguez...

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Star Wars - the Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

Star Wars - the Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

Daniel Wallace

Box Set with Hardcover Book perfect for Star Wars fans of all
ages.
With the press of a button, the doors of the protective vault
slide open in a wash of light and sound. The inner platform rises,
revealing The Jedi...

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The Third Door

The Third Door

Emily Rodda

Originally published: Parkside, S. Aust.: Omnibus Books, c2012.

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Rudie Nudie

Rudie Nudie

Emma Quay

'One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath...' Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale. With its charming illustrations and lively text, 'Rudie Nudie' is destined to...

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The Word Spy Activity Book

The Word Spy Activity Book

Ursula Dubosarsky, Tohby Riddle

Dear Readers, I'm back again with a brand new book. Yes, it's The Word Spy Activity Book! You might have read The Word Spy and The Return of the Word Spy. This one is different because now YOU get to write and draw in it as well.

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 Read reviewThe Whole of My World

The Whole of My World

Nicole Hayes

Desperate to escape her grieving father and harbouring her own terrible secret, Shelley disappears into the intoxicating world of AFL. Joining a motley crew of footy tragics - and, best of all, making friends with one of the star...

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 Read reviewThe One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Winner of the Newbery Medal 2013  Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will...

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 Read reviewThe Greatest Liar on Earth

The Greatest Liar on Earth

Mark Greenwood, Frane Lessac

There is not a stir or a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences. It is the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell -- a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous...

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The Cutest Pet Ever

The Cutest Pet Ever

Sally Rippin

Billie has found the most adorable guinea pig in the pet shop. She is going to love it forever! If only she can convince her mum and dad...

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 Special priceSecret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Johanna Basford

This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations - all waiting to be brought to life through colouring. There are also bits of the garden that...

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 Read reviewFairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Allyse Near

With a motley pack of possibly imaginary friends watching over her, Isola Wilde feels safe, loved. But even her protectors can't save her from the anguish of watching her mother's illness take over their house. 

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 Read reviewJane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me

Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault

An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Jeff Kinney

In Cabin Fever, the Heffley family is stuck indoors during a blizzard. But will they weather the storm? Cabin fever' refers to the claustrophobia Greg feels, as well as the broader theme of the book... that you're trapped by the...

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Terry Denton's Bumper Book of Holiday Stuff to Do!

Terry Denton’s Bumper Book of Holiday Stuff to Do!

Terry Denton

Packed full of hours of holiday fun, the Bumper Book is a must-have for every child! This fantastic activity book is full of fun drawing activities, cartoons, maps, lists and games to entertain children, take on holidays or pass...

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A Forest

A Forest

Marc Martin

There once was a forest ... So begins this timeless and touching story of renewal from one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators.

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 Special price Read reviewBluebird

Bluebird

Bob Staake

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship.

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 Read reviewRobot Reboot

Robot Reboot

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

S.A.M. the robot stars in ...Robot Reboot! Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth, but there are a lot of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer...

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 Read reviewOwl Know How

Owl Know How

Cat Rabbit, Isobel Knowles

When Cloud Town begins sinking into the trees, Cornelia Rabbit summons the other rabbits to build owls that can lift the town back into the sky.

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 Read reviewThe Family Hour in Australia

The Family Hour in Australia

Tai Snaith

Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious,...

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Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick

Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue...

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 Read reviewSophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

Alison Lester

Children's Laureate and much-loved picture-book creator Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully...

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Stupid Baby

Stupid Baby

Stephanie Blake, Linda Burgess, Penelope Todd

Simon - the little rabbit from Poo Bum - is back! Wickedly humorous picture storybook for children, translated from the French.

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 Read reviewThe Treasure Box

The Treasure Box

Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood

As the library burns, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a book more precious than jewels - a book that tells the story of their people. When Peter loses his father and has to walk over the mountains, he must...

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 Read reviewRosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie...

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Too Many Elephants in This House

Too Many Elephants in This House

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

In Eric's house there were too many elephants - in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to...

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Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

A A Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends return to the Hundred Acre Wood for more classic adventures. They meet the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learn to play Poohsticks and set a trap for a Heffalump.

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Meet Ned Kelly

Meet Ned Kelly

Janeen Brian, Matt Adams

Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger. He lived in Australia's earliest days. He was daring and clever and bold. - In a suit made of iron he battled police. And his story is still being told.

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 Read reviewYoo Hoo, Ladybird!

Yoo Hoo, Ladybird!

Mem Fox, Laura Ljungkvist

A charming hide-and-seek book from Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist.

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After

After

Morris Gleitzman

In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final...

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 Read reviewThe New Jumper

The New Jumper

Oliver Jeffers

Introducing the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters in a hilarious new series from internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found.

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 Read reviewHerman and Rosie

Herman and Rosie

Gus Gordon

Young readers can explore bright lights, swinging music, and a friendship that was meant to be in this picture book set in New York City. Full color.

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The Word Hunters: The War of the Word Hunters (Book 3)

The Word Hunters: The War of the Word Hunters (Book 3)

Nick Earls, Terry Whidborne

The final battle is coming, the grey-robes are armed and dangerous and ready for war. Lexi, Al and their friends are ready too - or as ready as they can be.

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 Read reviewAll the Truth That's in Me

All the Truth That’s in Me

Julianna Berry

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family. But when Roswell...

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

A A Milne

Simplified Chinese edition of Winnie the Pooh, an A. A. Milne classic. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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 Read reviewThe Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible ... on Schindler's List

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible … on Schindler’s List

Leon Leyson

A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.

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 Read reviewOn a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky

Jennifer Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful...

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Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary...

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Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred

Ed and Ted and Ted’s Dog Fred

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

When Ted's dog Fred bites Ed on the head, Ed sees red! A tale of fast cars, spills and thrills, and a whale called Ned. A rhyming story of mischief and mayhem that will delight everyone, especially beginner readers, accompanied by...

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 Read reviewAmy's Three Best Things

Amy’s Three Best Things

Philippa Pearce, Helen Craig

Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies...

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Jinxed!

Jinxed!

Jen Storer

The funniest series for girls since Clarice Bean! Meet Tan. She′s funny. She′s lively. And she has the mind of a Great Detective.

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Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of the Arrival

Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of the Arrival

Shaun Tan

In SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent...

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The Ninja Code

The Ninja Code

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas out of the way of prying eyes. But...

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 Read reviewThe Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

Dr. Seuss

It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure - seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to emerge since 1990!

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