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 Read reviewYayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein

Provides an introduction to the Japanese artist who is known for her use of dots.

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Big Cats, Little Cats: A Visual Guide to the World's Cats

Big Cats, Little Cats: A Visual Guide to the World’s Cats

Jim Medway

Big cats, little cats, bob-tailed cats, long-tailed cats, smooth cats, skinny cats, funny cats, scarry cats, wild cats...here they all are in their furry, fanged and clawed glory. This large-format, illustrated...

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If You Want to Blitz Your Year 12 Exams Read This Book

If You Want to Blitz Your Year 12 Exams Read This Book

Alexandra Smith

The must-read book for anyone in their last two years of high school A little book with the potential to make a big difference...

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Why Don't Fish Drown?

Why Don’t Fish Drown?

Anna Claybourne, Claire Goble

A fun introduction to the world of animals and some of nature's tricky questions

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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Jessica Valenti

Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.

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Official Big Bash Book 2017-18

Official Big Bash Book 2017-18

Daniel Lane

Go behind the scenes and learn about the players, the grounds and all the action of the Big Bash League - essential reading for every BBL & WBBL fan.

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Horses: Wild & Tame

Horses: Wild & Tame

Jarom Vogel, Iris Volant

A beautifully illustrated journey through the history of human and horse interaction, from our earliest cave paintings to today's beloved companions!

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 Read reviewEgyptomania

Egyptomania

Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno

A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book telling the story of ancient Egypt in a stylish and captivating format.

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Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body

Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body

Jean-Claude Druvert, Helene Druvert

A gorgeous book filled with laser cut outs and flaps which reveal the human body in all its complexity.

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The Amazing Animal Atlas

The Amazing Animal Atlas

Nick Crumpton, Gaia Bordicchia

Open up this super-sized atlas and prepare to be immersed in the beauty of our natural world! From the great winding Ganges river in India to the thick conifer forests of northern Europe, travel across the globe to discover the...

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An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings

An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings

Aidan Onn, Rob Hodgson

Do you know how to escape from a stalking werewolf? Have you always wanted to learn the difference between a hobgoblin and an imp, and do you know the secret to avoiding the sharp claws of the ancient Eloko monster? Learn all...

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Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Dara O'Briain

So you want to go into space? WHY?! (No, really-it's sort of a TERRIBLE idea. We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, NOT get poisoned or crushed to...

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Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals

Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals

Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster

It's a book of world records... of bones! Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. With touchable skeletons!

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 Special priceThe Ultimate Book Of Space

The Ultimate Book Of Space

Anne-Sophie Baumann

With all the features that made The Ultimate Construction Site Book a bestseller, this oversized volume offers a fact-filled and action-packed look at the amazing universe of outer space.Bursting with 40...

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 Read reviewM is for Mutiny!: History by Alphabet

M is for Mutiny!: History by Alphabet

John Dixon, Bern Emmerichs

In the late 18th century, ragtag groups of Europeans started to arrive in Australia. Most were convicts, some were soldiers, a few had just run out of choices. They blundered onto an ancient land that had been peopled for 60,000...

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Gift Edition)

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Gift Edition)

Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the...

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A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Libby Jackson

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

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Build the Dragon

Build the Dragon

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

Enter the magical realm of dragons with this interactive guide. Build a spectacular 3D moving model of a Western dragon, then wind up the motor and watch it come to life! Find out everything you need to know about dragons from...

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The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

Lonely Planet Kids, Joe Fullman, Andy Mansfield

Welcome to the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors, from toy makers and monster hunters, to sailors and archaeologists, have created their own themed cabinets and filled them with their favourite things. By peeking...

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The Ways of the Wolf

The Ways of the Wolf

Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jonathan Woodward

The wolf stalks the wilderness and our own imaginations. Uncover its mysteries in this beautifully written non-fiction picture book.

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Optical Illusions 2

Optical Illusions 2

DK

Kids can immerse themselves in eye-catching interactive 3D puzzles in this entry to the popular Optical Illusions series. Each creative puzzle puts logic and reasoning skills to the test, as readers have fun with flaps, tabs,...

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The Big Earth Book

The Big Earth Book

Lonely Planet, Mark Brake, Brendan Kearney

Planet Earth. Four elements. One incredible story. We take kids on a rollercoaster ride through history, geography and science to show how four elements - earth, fire, air and water - created the world and everything that exists...

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Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Laura Barcella

Fight Like a Girl profiles fifty iconic women who have worked to further women's rights in a wide variety of ways.

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The Bumper Book of Things That Nobody Knows

The Bumper Book of Things That Nobody Knows

William Hartston (Author)

A witty and fascinating exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.

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The Variety of Life

The Variety of Life

Nicola Davies, Lorna Scobie

A beautiful, vibrant and engaging celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom.

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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! David Astle's Gargantuan Book of Words is jam-packed with wordy puzzles and other twisty tricks of the tongue. From the author of...

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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz

JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz

JoJo Siwa

Through the lens of JoJo's personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and...

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Dinosaurium

Dinosaurium

Chris Wormell, Lily Murray

Opening up this oversized reference is like walking into a natural history museum. Dinosaurs come alive like never before. Grouped by type and period, each section is like a it's very own museum hall or wing. Readers will learn...

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My Little Book of Big Freedoms: The Human Rights Act in Pictures

My Little Book of Big Freedoms: The Human Rights Act in Pictures

Chris Riddell, Amnesty International

A classic picture-book edition of the bestselling My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, published in partnership with Amnesty International.

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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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Hirameki: Clouds

Hirameki: Clouds

Peng & Hu

Hirameki - ‘brainwave' or ‘flash of inspiration' in Japanese - is where doodling and imagination come together. Simply put, it's the art of turning a random blot into something amazing, just by adding a few dots and...

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This Book Thinks You're a Maths Genius

This Book Thinks You’re a Maths Genius

Mike Goldsmith, Harriet Russell

A creative and fun approach to math (and problem solving) for children who love hands-on learning

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A is for Australian Animals

A is for Australian Animals

Frane Lessac

With vibrant paintings and fascinating facts, this picture book introduces readers to 38 weird and wonderful creatures of Down Under in a vivid celebration of the fauna that makes Australia unique. Full color.

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Animals Of A Bygone Era

Animals Of A Bygone Era

Maja Safstrom

A whimsically illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about extinct animals.Maja Säfström

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

Jess Keating, Marta Alvarez Miguens

At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set...

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Pizza!: An Interactive Recipe Book

Pizza!: An Interactive Recipe Book

Lotta Nieminen, Meagan Bennett

Cook pizza from scratch in this fully interactive recipe book that allows readers mix the ingredients, knead the dough, spread the sauce, and more!

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 Read reviewDo Not Lick This Book

Do Not Lick This Book

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video...

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Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind

Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind

Corinne Maier, Anne Simon

Delve into the minds of three of the most important thinkers from the 19th and 20th centuries with this collected form of graphic biographies

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Dr Karl's Little Book of Space

Dr Karl’s Little Book of Space

Karl Kruszelnicki

All the best bits about space from Dr Karl's Big, Even Bigger and Biggest Book of Science Stuff and Nonsense in one little book!

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The Girl Guide

The Girl Guide

Marawa Ibrahim, Sinem Erkas

The first book in a new series about growing up. Written for young girls becoming women, and containing 50 lessons, anecdotes and stories about puberty, written in consultation with US Doctor Janice K Hillman.

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The Movie Making Book: Skills and projects to learn and share

The Movie Making Book: Skills and projects to learn and share

Dan Farrell, Donna Bamford

All the skills you need to start making movies with a smartphone or tablet, with fourteen projects to try.

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The Treehouse Fun Book 2

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

Andy Griffiths, Jill Griffiths, Terry Denton

The second activity book, bursting with even more fun, based on the exciting world of the bestselling Treehouse series.

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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida

Following his ground-breaking international bestseller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young...

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 Read reviewFinding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone

Finding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone

Nevo Zisin (Author)

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer.

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First Words - Spanish

First Words - Spanish

Lonely Planet, Andy Mansfield, Sebastien Iwohn

Bring the Spanish language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book. Perfect for the whole family, it features 100 words to use while travelling, from food and transport, to animals and weather. Each word is...

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The Startling Story of Lachlan Macquarie: Founding Father or Failure?

The Startling Story of Lachlan Macquarie: Founding Father or Failure?

Michael Sedunary, Bern Emmerichs

The story of Lachlan Macquarie is an important story in the history of modern Australia that has been largely lost to the current generation of school children. Whilst we've all seen many things named after Macquarie, few realise...

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Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition)

Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition)

Saroo Brierley

As a five-year-old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home.

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Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks

Gina Newton

This book brings together 55 national parks, selected across all Australian states and territories, and over 120 animals.

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Elisa Munso

Meet the world's most famous crime author in this book for readers as young as 4 years.Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frau Isa

Meet the one of the world's most famous scientists in this book for readers as young as 4 years. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

Ellie Hattie, Karl James Mountford

Look out! There's a mammoth on the loose! Follow Oscar through a magical museum of curious creatures to find the mammoth before the clock strikes one! Is he munching sandwiches with Diplodocus Dave in the Dinosaur room? Or joining...

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Where's the Ballerina?: Find The Ballerinas Hidden in the Ballets

Where’s the Ballerina?: Find The Ballerinas Hidden in the Ballets

Abigail Goh, Anna Claybourne

Can you spot the graceful ballerina as she pirouettes across ten beautiful ballets? This beautiful new book introduces young children to the magical world of ballet. Kids are asked to spot key characters from ten classic ballets,...

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Love, Sex, and No Regrets for Today's Teens

Love, Sex, and No Regrets for Today’s Teens

Elizabeth Clark, Steve Biddulph

Originally published in 2012 in a different version as 'Molly Top's teen guide to love, sex and no regrets' --Title page verso.

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Say Yes: A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope

Say Yes: A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope

Jennifer Castles, Paul Seden

A story about how the events surrounding the historic 1967 Referendum played out in the everyday lives of two young girls.

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Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines

Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines

Prue & Kerry Mason, Tom Jellett

Author and licensed pilot Prue Mason shares how a handful of early aviators helped Australia reach beyond its borders to lands far away.

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Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance: A True Story

Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance: A True Story

Banjo Woorunmurra, Howard Pedersen

The true story of the Aboriginal resistance fighter, Jandamarra, whose legend is etched into the Australian landscape.

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The Book of Bees

The Book of Bees

Piotr Socha, Wojciech Grajkowski

How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of...

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How Cities Work

How Cities Work

Lonely Planet, Jen Feroze, James Gulliver Hancock

From the sewers to the skyscrapers, this book takes younger readers to the heart of the city. Perforated flaps let you see what's going on behind closed doors, and big gatefolds reveal what's going on under the street, plus other...

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First Words - French

First Words - French

Lonely Planet, Andy Mansfield, Sebastien Iwohn

Bring the French language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book. Perfect for the whole family, it features 100 words to use while travelling, from food and transport, to animals and weather. Each word is...

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A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts

A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts

Olento Salaperainen

A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts offers a beautiful introduction to a whole host of mythical creatures, from fairies, gremlins and gnomes through to dragons, giants and creatures of the deep. Wonderful illustrations accompany...

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