Kids' Classics

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti

A visually stunning reimagining of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Lorenzo Mattotti.

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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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Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection

Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection

A. A. Milne, E. H. Shepard

Includes children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Love from Paddington

Love from Paddington

Michael Bond

Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - soon to be a major movie star!

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A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to...

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the...

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Classics Reimagined, Grimm's Fairy Tales

Classics Reimagined, Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Yann Legendre

Retold with illustrations by artist Yann Legendre, this edition of the Classics Reimagined series will excite and enthrall!

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sophia Martineck

Retold with illustrations by artist Sophia Martineck, this thoughtful edition of the Classics Reimagined series will solve the mystery of what to read.

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Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

'Now then,' thought Abigail, 'something very weird has happened to me. I'm in the last century. I don't know why, and that doesn't matter. I've got to get back.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and...

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Annie

Annie

Thomas Meehan

It's 1933 and for as long as she can remember, 11 year old Annie has believed that her mother and father would come back to her New York City orphanage to get her. But mean Miss Hannigan the headmistress is making Annie's life a...

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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White, Garth Williams

Tells the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider.

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 Read reviewThe Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find - as the label states - One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his...

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The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition

Joyce Lankester Brisley

Meet Milly-Molly-Mandy in this beautiful Macmillan Classics edition.

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 Read reviewMy Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell them apart - my family and the animals, that is. I don't know why my brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, our house, on the island of...

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

After all their travelling, from the Big Woods and the Prairie, the Ingalls family have found a place to settle - Plum Creek. Now Mary and Laura can go to school as there's a town close by. But how will they settle in such a busy...

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The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

Gina Pollinger, Emma Chichester Clark

An ideal introduction to William Shakespeare's finest verse - perfect for celebrating 450 years of the Bard.

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Charlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes

Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Makepeace's first day at boarding school is a bewildering blur of unfamiliar faces, timetables, rules and lists. All the other girls know the routine - and each other. No one invites her into their exclusive circles of...

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot, Rebecca Ashdown

To celebrate Old Possum's 75th anniversary, this title features illustrations ranging from Macavity, the Mystery Cat; Mr Mistofelees, to the Original Conjuring Cat; Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer and all the gang. It is suitable as...

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The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

Norman Lindsay

Never out of print since 1918, this new edition will whet the appetite of a whole new generation of 'puddin fanciers'. This Angus and Robertson Classic has also been completely re-designed and contains rescanned original artwork....

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 Read reviewLillipilly Hill

Lillipilly Hill

Eleanor Spence, Ursula Dubosarsky

Lillipilly Hill is the story of Harriet Wilmot and her family, who have come to live in an inherited house in the New South Wales town of Barley Creek at the end of the nineteenth century - a delightful...

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Biggles of the Fighter Squadron

Biggles of the Fighter Squadron

W. E. Johns

Well into the later stages of the First World War, Biggles and his fellow flyers are struggling to maintain supremacy over the enemy pilots determined to shoot them down.

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The Wishing-Chair Again

The Wishing-Chair Again

Enid Blyton

Mollie and Peter have a thrilling secret. The chair in their playroom is a magic Wishing Chair. When they sit in it and wish, it grows wings and takes them on lots of exciting adventures.

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 Special priceFly Away Home

Fly Away Home

Christine Nostlinger

Life for Cristal has been upside down for a long time. She can't even remember a time before the war began. Before potatoes for every meal and bombs raining down from the sky. Before being forced to shelter in the dark, damp...

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 Special priceAnne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

'It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?' My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called 'carrots' by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables...

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 Special priceThe Call of the Wild and White Fang

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Jack London

'Mush on!' Buck does not read the newspapers. If he had, he'd have known that for good strong dogs like himself trouble is brewing. Man has found gold and because of that Buck is kidnapped and dragged away from his sunny home to...

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Robert Ingpen

In this handsome new edition, award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has captured the rascally Pinocchio and his extraordinary escapades as never before, breathing new excitement into this enchanting classic.

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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White

One spring morning a little girl called Fern rescues a runt and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte, a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become best friends...

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 Read reviewMrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Robert C. O'Brien

They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret ... Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the...

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. Please, asks the stranger, draw me a sheep. And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult...

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The Animals of Farthing Wood

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Colin Dann

I think you're forgetting something, Adder' said Badger. 'Before we began our journey we all swore an oath, including you.' When bulldozers enter Farthing Wood, the animals must escape before their homes are destroyed. They...

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Biggles: The Camels are Coming

Biggles: The Camels are Coming

W. E. Johns

Death Trap! Air combat is the order of the day in the final days of the First World War. Duelling high above the trenches, Biggles knows that he needs more than just flying skills to survive. The enemy is now using their own...

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I Can Jump Puddles

I Can Jump Puddles

Alan Marshall

It amazed me that they would imagine I would never walk again. I knew what I was going to do. I was going to break in wild horses and yell 'Ho! Ho!' and wave my hat in the air, and I was going to write a book like The Coral...

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My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka

Mary O'Hara

When Ken is given a horse of his own, he thinks his dreams have come true. But Flicka is a proud and spirited foal - and everyone says she's no good. Can Ken tame his wild horse and earn her friendship?

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Biggles Flies East

Biggles Flies East

W. E. Johns

While on leave Biggles is mistaken for someone else. He thinks little of it at the time, but when headquarters find out they ask him to take the place of his double and work for the Germans as a spy, while secretly reporting back...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Michael Foreman

Of all the tales of the Knights of the Round Table, the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is surely the most magical. Here are thrills and enchantment, chivalry and courage, a challenge and a quest. Its hero is the greatest...

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Michael Foreman

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him.

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Mary-Mary

Mary-Mary

Joan G. Robinson

Featuring beloved forgotten favourite stories such as Mary-Mary Goes Visiting, Mary-Mary's Handbag, Mary-Mary Goes Away And Mary-Mary Is A Surprise, this title follows the misadventures of Mary-Mary, a little girl who knows rather...

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

This unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing Germany before the Second World War, is now available in a special hardback edition to celebrate the 90th birthday of its author Judith Kerr, with a reproduction of the original...

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Ash Road

Ash Road

Ivan Southall, Maurice Saxby

An action-packed Australian adventure story, about courage, friendship and survival in the face of a seemingly insurmountable bushfire.

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Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling, Robert Ingpen

In this sumptuous volume, which includes the often missing thirteenth story, The Tabu Tale (which Kipling added for the American edition in 1903). Kipling's unforgettable cast of extraordinary animal characters is brought to...

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

Follows the beautiful 'Cool Britannia' edition of 2012. This title is suitable for collectors of art and Beatrix Potter alike.

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The Blue Fairy Book

The Blue Fairy Book

Andrew Lang, H. J. Ford, P. Jacomb Hood

Suitable for children aged 10 to 13, this book is a collection of fairy tales, including Cinderella , Hansel and Gretel and Puss in Boots , as well as lesser-known tales such as the Yellow Dwarf , Toads and Diamonds and the...

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Silver Brumby Echoing

Silver Brumby Echoing

Elyne Mitchell

A further five Silver Brumby titles in one beautiful edition. THE SILVER BRUMBY CENTENARY EDITION and SILVER BRUMBY KINGDOM contain the first eight titles in the Silver Brumby series. This third volume contains the final five...

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past.

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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

Mum said war was a punishment from God for people's sins, so he'd better watch out. She didn't tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A...

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Magic Faraway Tree Collection

Magic Faraway Tree Collection

The slipcase of all three in Enid Blyton's Classic
collection:

The Enchanted Wood
The Magic Faraway Tree
The Folk of the Faraway Tree

The Enchanted Wood
When Joe, Beth and...

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Seven Little Australians

Ethel Turner

If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are. Every so often, there...

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A Christmas Carol / A Christmas Tree

A Christmas Carol / A Christmas Tree

Charles Dickens, Robert Ingpen

This is a new edition of two classic Christmas stories by Charles Dickens with illustrations from a bestselling Australian master. Ages 10+. Robert Ingpen is an Australian illustrator.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery, Lauren Child

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her...

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

A story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars such characters as: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature's most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and...

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His Dark Materials: Including All Three Novels: Northern Light, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: Including All Three Novels: Northern Light, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass

Phillip Pullman

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a...

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Ladybird Classics: The Secret Garden

Ladybird Classics: The Secret Garden

Abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, this title retains all the key parts of the story, including the mysterious, locked secret garden. It also features full-colour illustrations...

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The Nursery Alice

The Nursery Alice

Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel

The classic story for younger readers.

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, Brett Helquist

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

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