Graduation gifts & academic prizes - secondary

A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader

A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader

Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick, David Remnick

An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

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Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of history's greatest speeches, with commentary from internationally bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

Bill Arthur, Frances Morphy

The second edition of the bestselling Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples.

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30,000 Years of Art

30,000 Years of Art

Phaidon Editors

An accessible, comprehensive, freshly-updated celebration of the vast range of human artistry from 28,000 BC to today

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Hawking

Hawking

Jim Ottaviani, Leland Myrick

From author Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Myrick comes a gripping biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time.

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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg

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 Read reviewOrigin Story: A Big History of Everything

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

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How Powerful We Are

How Powerful We Are

Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg is one of Australia's most influential campaigners for social change and How Powerful We Areis her manifesto for championing what you believe is right.    

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Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Margaret Simons

A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected women in Australian politics, written by one of Australia's foremost biographers.

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The Traveller's Guide to Classical Philosophy

The Traveller’s Guide to Classical Philosophy

John Gaskin

A primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought and a companion for visitors to Greek and Roman sites. It unfolds the thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture and society of...

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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

Thomas Mayor

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

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The Iliad and The Odyssey: (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

The Iliad and The Odyssey: (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

Homer, Samuel Butler

Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad and The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of...

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Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage

Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage

Fabien Grolleau, Jeremie Royer

An epic graphic novel documenting the voyages of Charles Darwin, his moments of revelation, and his struggle with faith and the institution of slavery.

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Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

Life lessons for us all: the story of Ndaba Mandela's unforgettable time growing up with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known - his grandfather, Nelson Mandela.

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Women Our History

Women Our History

DK, Lucy Worsley

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Able

Able

Dylan Alcott

The incredible life of an astonishing athlete. 

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History Day by Day

History Day by Day

Peter Furtado

A vivid, day-by-day perspective on 2,500 years of human history through the medium of 366 quotations.

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics,...

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Think Like an Artist

Think Like an Artist

Will Gompertz

Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? This book provides basic practices and processes that allow your talents to flourish, and which...

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The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

Honest, inspiring and evocatively written, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.N. Ambassador Stephanie Power's memoir is an unforgettable account of the world-changing power of idealism - and of one person's fierce determination to...

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 Read reviewMirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Sabine Cotte

Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists.

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The Full Catastrophe: Stories from when life was so bad it was funny

The Full Catastrophe: Stories from when life was so bad it was funny

Rebecca Huntley, Sarah Macdonald

A funny and heartwarming collection of stories about those moments when we think nothing could get worse...

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The Change Makers

The Change Makers

Shaun Carney

Now more than ever we need leaders who can be strong yet humble, bold and assertive when it counts but have the capacity to listen and learn, who can motivate and influence, and who can get the best out of those around them....

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, to Stella Miles Franklin, who endowed our most celebrated literary prize, these are women who have made a difference. They are the women who...

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

David Crystal (University of Reading)

An essential text for a new generation of twenty-first-century English language enthusiasts, its dual purpose as both a reference and textbook will appeal to English language lecturers and students as well as non-native English...

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 Read reviewGrowing Up African in Australia

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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Leather Soul

Leather Soul

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub as he is in the locker room. In this unique memoir,...

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Cosmic Chronicles: A User's Guide to the Universe

Cosmic Chronicles: A User’s Guide to the Universe

Fred Watson

In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson - Australia's Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author - explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.

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The Planets

The Planets

Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC...

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Most Unusual Places

Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras

A one of a kind gift book that celebrates the world's most wondrous and unusual places, people, and things - from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena - in all corners of the globe.

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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang

James Hardy Vaux’s 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang

Simon Barnard

From the award-winning author and illustrator Simon Barnard comes an embellished version of Australia's first ever dictionary, published on its 200-year anniversary

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Ben Folds

From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs.

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

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Storytime

Storytime

Jane Sullivan

In Storytime, author and literary critic Jane Sullivan takes us from Wonderland to Narnia, Moomintroll to Mr Toad and from Winnie the Pooh to the Magic Pudding, to find out why her favourite childhood books were so vitally...

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Range

Range

David Epstein

Range is the ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene.

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 Special priceWelcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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The Australian Students' Guide to Writing and Grammar

The Australian Students' Guide to Writing and Grammar

Claire Duffy

In this easy, fun-to-use guide, students, teachers and parents will discover how grammar, punctuation, spelling and well-made sentences make your writing great. With practical tips, interesting insights and step-by-step examples,...

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On David Malouf: Writers on Writers

On David Malouf: Writers on Writers

Nam Le

Nam Le takes the reader on a thrilling intellectual ride in this sharp, bold essay

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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Gulpilil

Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

From the bestselling author of Wednesdays with Bob comes an intimate portrait of Indigenous actor David Gulpilil.

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 Read reviewThe Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

Kon Karapanagiotidis

A powerful, inspiring memoir from Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our...

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Dark Emu

Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe

Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

A Sunday Times bestseller

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On Doubt

On Doubt

Leigh Sales

When society seems to demand confidence and certainty, how much courage does it take to admit doubt, especially self-doubt? In this personal essay, one of Australia's most respected journalists argues in favour of a doubtful...

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 Read reviewWelcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Demet Divaroren, Amra Pajalic

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Phaidon Editors, David Malin, Paul Murdin

Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation

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Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

John Berger

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation...

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Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

Nadia Jamal

Nadia Jamal takes us inside the lives of ordinary Muslim women from around Australia, showing how they find ways to stay true to their faith, and to themselves as well. These candid and moving stories reveal a side to Australian...

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

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The Lost Words

The Lost Words

Jackie Morris, Robert Macfarlane

From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spell book celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world.

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