Great books for keeping the kids busy

 Read reviewPlaying with Collage

Playing with Collage

Jeannie Baker

A how-to guide to making your own collages, brimful of fascinating hints and tips from a master of the genre.

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Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

The School of Life

Accessible philosophy for children; a collection of important concepts from 25 famous thinkers, contextualised in relatable everyday scenarios.

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Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D

Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D

Dav Pilkey

George and Harold know a lot about making comic books. (Remember their Captain Underpants comics?) But before they told you that story, first they told you the story of Dog Man - part dog, part man, and all cop!

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Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Miles Merrill, Narcisa Nozica

No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic - you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, performance poet and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa...

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Bluey: Easter Fun! (A Craft Book)

Bluey: Easter Fun! (A Craft Book)

Bluey

Bluey and Bingo love being creative! Get making with loads of egg-cellent Easter activities for the whole family.

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The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World

The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World

DK, Chris Packham

From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail.

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Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths

Eddie Woo

This fun and absorbing maths activity book from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians will delight and inspire young readers.

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How Trains Work

How Trains Work

Lonely Planet Kids, James Gulliver Hancock, Clive Gifford

From the fastest to the longest, the oldest to the newest, through tunnels and up mountains, take a fascinating ride through the world of trains in this brilliant new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

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Castles Magnified

Castles Magnified

Harry Bloom, David Long

Meet history's most heroic knights as you travel back in time to follow Sir Gallahad into the court of King Arthur, Joan of Ark into battle, and Richard the Lionheart on his last crusade.

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Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story

Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story

Raina Telgemeier

Get ready to journal and learn to tell your own story with Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

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How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals

How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals

Lulu Mayo, Sophie Schrey

Learn to draw a whole host of cute animal characters in Lulu Mayo's unique and quirky style, using simple shapes and 5 easy-to-follow steps. From a cuddly panda and a jolly llama to a chilled-out sloth and a unique unicorn, there...

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The Mysterious Mansion

The Mysterious Mansion

Daria Song

A gorgeously imagined activity book that follows the story of a young girl who finds herself lost inside a mysterious mansion.

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 Read reviewIn My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination

In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

From the author-illustrator team of the mega-bestselling In My Heart, a picture book that celebrates creativity and imaginative play

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Animals I Love

Animals I Love

Pat-a-Cake, Tiago Americo

Over 190 pages packed with words and pictures of amazing animals, perfect for getting toddlers talking.

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Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth

Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth

Angie Thomas

Bestselling, award-winning author Angie Thomas brings her talents to this essential creative writing journal. From initial idea to finished draft, Angie shares her thoughts, advice and best practices on developing a true-to-you...

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Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy, Now With Even More Ways to Wreck!

Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy, Now With Even More Ways to Wreck!

Keri Smith

Suitable for anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook, this book features a collection of suggestions, asking them to muster up their mistake - and mess-making abilities...

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Fairies

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fairies

Leonie Pratt, Vici Leyhane

Dress the fairy dolls in beautiful outfits as they flutter their way through fairyland, go to a tea party, make magical fairy wishes and lots more. With over 400 stickers of gorgeous flowery outfits, friendly creatures and...

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Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Sticker book fun with all your favourite characters from Room on the Broom!

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Michael Rosen's Book of Play

Michael Rosen’s Book of Play

Michael Rosen, Charlotte Trounce

These days, we seem to have less and less time for play. At school, children are focused on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and iPads.

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Colour Me: Who's in the Pond?: Baby's first Bath Book

Colour Me: Who’s in the Pond?: Baby’s first Bath Book

Surya Sajnani

Find out which animals live in the pond and bring playful, noisy scenes to life in full colour just by wetting the pages in this clever bath book from the trusted creators at Wee Gallery.

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The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps

The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps

Little White Lies

The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps is a refreshingly jargon-free, no-fuss guide to DIY filmmaking.

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The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake

The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake

Jessica Courtney Tickle, Katy Flint

A spellbinding retelling of a classic ballet story, with 10 sound clips.

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Vehicles I Love

Vehicles I Love

Pat-a-Cake, Tiago Americo

Over 190 pages packed with words and pictures of amazing vehicles, perfect for getting toddlers talking.

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer London and New York Collection

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer London and New York Collection

Fiona Watt, Stella Baggott

This title in the highly successful Sticker Dolly Dressing series combines two major world centres of fashion, London and New York. With hundreds of stickers - including over 300 to colour yourself, it allows readers to create...

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The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth

The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth

Anne-Sophie Baumann

The Ultimate series is a worldwide success because it offers readers an intriguing close-up view of their subject, with lots of opportunity for hands-on interaction using flaps, tabs, pop-ups and more!

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365 Days of Creativity: Inspire your imagination with art every day

365 Days of Creativity: Inspire your imagination with art every day

Lorna Scobie

Explore your inner-artist and spark your creative self.

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Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book)

Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book)

Bluey

Have fun with Bluey and Bingo as they play their favourite games!

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The Monster Book of Zombies, Spooks and Ghouls

The Monster Book of Zombies, Spooks and Ghouls

Jason Ford

Meet the zombies and all their undead friends in this new ghoulish activity book from Jason Ford.

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Greek Myths and Mazes

Greek Myths and Mazes

Jan Bajtlik, Zosia Krasodomska-Jones

A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps.

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Guinness World Records 2020

Guinness World Records 2020

Guinness World Records

Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020.

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The Australia Survival Guide

The Australia Survival Guide

George Ivanoff

Oh no! You've been bitten by an inland taipan? Don't worry, The Australia Survival Guide has the first-aid advice you need!

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The Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Dictionary of Difficult Words

Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart

Test your knowledge of the English language with the Dictionary of Difficult Words

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 Read reviewLunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Felicita Sala

Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs

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Catch Cat

Catch Cat

Andy Council, Claire Grace

Take a world tour as you try to catch Cat in this series of continent-themed spreads with hundreds of things to spot.

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Where's Wally? Exciting Expeditions

Where’s Wally? Exciting Expeditions

Martin Handford

This terrific, travel-sized Where's Wally? book is full of searches, games and creative activities. Solve perplexing puzzles, personalise your travel checklist, design your own time machine and more.

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How Airports Work

How Airports Work

Lonely Planet Kids, Clive Gifford, James Gulliver Hancock, Tom Cornell

Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive, lift-the-flap book takes you behind-the-scenes to uncover the hidden secrets of the airport - from a peek...

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 Read reviewGood Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens to Nail Life

Good Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens to Nail Life

Turia Pitt, Freda Chiu

Good Selfie contains simple strategies to help kids and teens build self-confidence, get through hard times and go after massive goals. It's real, straight-talking and funny (if I do say so myself!). I can't wait for you to get...

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Magic Painting Animals

Magic Painting Animals

Federica Iossa

This book is packed with animals for you to bring to life. Simply dip the brush in water and sweep it across the black and white pages to fill the animals with glorious colours - from the patterned scales on jungle snakes to the...

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Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

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Puzzle Book: Cars

Puzzle Book: Cars

Designed in Australia, this beautifully collated 64-page hard cover book and puzzle will keep you entertained for hours.

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Busy Builders: Farm

Busy Builders: Farm

Timothy Knapman, Carles Ballesteros

This fascinating, 32-page book on farming gives an insight into everything from sowing seeds to shearing sheep.

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Little Children's Pencil and Paper Games

Little Children’s Pencil and Paper Games

Kirsteen Robson, Jordan Wray

This fun activity pad is packed with simple two-player games for young children to enjoy while developing their turn-taking, observation and logic skills. There are simple instructions on how to play each game, and the tear-out...

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Space Machines

Space Machines

Ian Graham, Carles Ballesteros

Explore the amazing machines used in space exploration - from rockets and rovers to shuttles and space stations - then build your very own space machines!

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Wreck This Journal (Colour)

Wreck This Journal (Colour)

Keri Smith

Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case,...

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The Treehouse Fun Book 3

The Treehouse Fun Book 3

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

The third activity book, bursting with three times the fun, based on the exciting world of the bestselling Treehouse series.

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Horse Show and At the Stables

Sticker Dolly Dressing Horse Show and At the Stables

Lucy Bowman, Jessica Secheret

Horse and pony fans will love dressing the dolls as they care for their horses and take part in lots of showjumping and riding events in this exciting sticker book. With over 700 reusable stickers of riding clothes, accessories...

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Build the Shark

Build the Shark

Barbara Taylor, Galia Bernstein, Mark Ruffle

See sharks like you never have before through colourful illustrations, fascinating facts and finally by building your own great white.      

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How to be an Explorer of the World

How to be an Explorer of the World

Keri Smith

Helps you to rediscover the world around you. In this book, you are encouraged to explore the world as both artists and scientists.

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Egypt Magnified

Egypt Magnified

David Long, Harry Bloom

Grab your magnifying glass and explore the sights and sounds of ancient Egypt in this fascinating search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot.

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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

David Astle

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one.

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Adam Spencer's The Number Detective

Adam Spencer’s The Number Detective

Adam Spencer

After the runaway bestsellers Enormous Book of Numbers (2015) and Number Crunchers (2016), Australia's funniest maths dude is back with another bumper activity book for young and eager minds.

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Passport: An Activity Book

Passport: An Activity Book

Robin Jacobs

The exact shape and size of a passport, this little book offers a range of delightful activities for young globetrotters.

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Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie Paper Doll

Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie Paper Doll

Isabel Sanchez Vegara

A gift edition of Marie Curie Little People, Big Dreams with press out doll and accessories.

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100 Things for Little Children to Do on a Journey

100 Things for Little Children to Do on a Journey

Usborne

A brand new set of cards containing simple activities to keep little children busy on long journeys. Ages 3+

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Press Out and Decorate: Flamingos, Llamas and Other Cool Things

Press Out and Decorate: Flamingos, Llamas and Other Cool Things

Kate McLelland

Each press-out design is intricately decorated with turquoise foil and perfect for all ages to decorate. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create super-cool three-dimensional ornaments or...

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Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Andrea Beaty

An empowering, hands-on STEM project book featuring bestselling character Ada Twist, Scientist!

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Where's the Unicorn Now?: A Magical Search-and-Find Book

Where’s the Unicorn Now?: A Magical Search-and-Find Book

Paul Moran, Sophie Schrey

Michael O'Mara presents the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2017 bestselling title Where's the Unicorn?

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Alphabet Street

Alphabet Street

Jonathan Emmett, Ingela P Arrhenius

There's so much to discover in this ingenious little book! Read the story, lift the flaps, enjoy the funny rhyming text, learn the letters of the alphabet and, then, when you're finished, flip the book and have fun with the...

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David Astle's Gargantuan Book of Words

David Astle’s Gargantuan Book of Words

David Astle

A fun-filled, action-packed activity book by Australia's funniest and best-loved word guy!

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Pirates Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass

Pirates Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass

David Long, Harry Bloom

Grab your magnifying glass and seek out history's most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot.

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The Official Pokemon Encyclopedia

The Official Pokemon Encyclopedia

Pokemon

Gotta catch 'em all! Immerse yourself in the Pokemon universe with this ultimate guide to the Pokemon animated series.

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Peep Inside the Jungle

Peep Inside the Jungle

Anna Milbourne, Simona Dimitri

Down in the jungle there's a chatter and a squawk. Is it the mummy tiger with her cubs? A bright-eyed tree frog? A bird of paradise or a honey bear having a midnight snack? Children can peep under the leaves and between the trees...

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Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

An empowering, hands-on STEM project book featuring beloved character Iggy Peck, Architect!

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Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Mermaid

Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Mermaid

Fiona Watt, Lizzie Mackay

An enchanting little sticker book full of mermaids for young children to dress. With over 200 stickers of sparkly mermaid tails, friendly sea creatures, shell jewellery and seaweed skirts to add as the mermaids swim in a coral...

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Build the Dragon

Build the Dragon

Dugald A. Steer (Author), Jonathan Woodward, Douglas Carrel (Illustrator)

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Dinosaur Detective's Search-and-Find Rescue Mission

Dinosaur Detective’s Search-and-Find Rescue Mission

Sophie Guerrive

A hide-and-seek adventure with the Dinosaur Detective, which will challenge children of all ages to test their spotting skills.

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Baby Fish: Finger Puppet Book

Baby Fish: Finger Puppet Book

Yu-Hsuan Huang

An adorable finger puppet, warm illustrations, and a comforting story about the rhythms of a baby fish's day make this perfect for the very youngest readers.

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Record Breaking Paper Airplanes Kit

Record Breaking Paper Airplanes Kit

Andrew Dewar, Kostya Vints

Make paper airplanes based on the fastest, longest-flying planes in the world! Paper airplane expert Andrew Dewar presents this new collection of 16 original high-performance paper airplanes

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Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

Good Wives and Warriors

You might have heard of the unicorn and the griffin, but what about the unifin? This fantastical flipbook collects together magical and mythical creatures from all over the world, then lets you mix and match their fronts and backs...

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