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Calling All Witches!

Calling All Witches!

Laurie Calkhoven

This powerful collection of favourite movie moments is readers' gateway to the most empowering witches of our age!

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Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Alexandra Stewart, Joe Todd-Stanton, Ranulph Fiennes

In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever ... Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing...

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Coding for Kids

Coding for Kids

Adam Crute, Frederic Johnson

HTML coding will help with small and medium projects, such as making simple games and setting up websites. The basics of JavaScript are also covered to help make dynamic interactions. With screenshots and helpful step-by-step...

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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The Ultimate Book Of Space

The Ultimate Book Of Space

Anne-Sophie Baumann

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 Read reviewM is for Mutiny!: History by Alphabet

M is for Mutiny!: History by Alphabet

John Dixon, Bern Emmerichs

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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)

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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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Poppy and the Brass Band

Poppy and the Brass Band

Magali Le Huche

This colorfully illustrated book features the sounds of 16 musical instruments so kids can learn what each band instrument sounds like as they go on a musical adventure with Poppy the dog.

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Scientist Academy

Scientist Academy

Steve Martin, Essi Kimpimaki

Kids can learn essential skills to start their own scientific journey with this engaging title. Create a pendulum, uncover some fossils, study the solar system - the sky's the limit!

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Finding Gobi (Younger Readers edition)

Finding Gobi (Younger Readers edition)

Dion Leonard

Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope and friendship - proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man's best friend.'

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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 Kids, Brendan Kearney, Mark Brake

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

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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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The Animal Book

The Animal Book

Lonely Planet Kids, Ruth Martin, Dawn Cooper

Kids can discover the animal kingdom like never before in this beautiful encyclopedia, featuring over 100 incredible creatures, from the grey wolf and green anaconda, to the bald eagle and emperor penguin. Packed with facts and...

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Dinosaur Atlas

Dinosaur Atlas

Lonely Planet Kids

It's time to explore lost prehistoric lands and the huge variety of dinosaurs that roamed them. Kids can unfold maps and lift the flaps to reveal amazing illustrations and facts about how dinosaurs lived and where they were...

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Wild: A Photicular Book

Wild: A Photicular Book

Dan Kainen, Kathy Wollard

The opening essay focuses on conservation efforts around the world and answers the question: What exactly does it mean to protect or save an endangered animal? It includes stories of interesting and unique conservation efforts,...

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Pierre The Maze Detective: The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower

Pierre The Maze Detective: The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower

Hiro Kamigaki, Ic4design

This new adventure for Pierre and Carmen takes them to New Maze City with Maze Detectives from all over the world and features new maze and seek-and-find challenges in a series of IC4DESIGN's trademark and popular detailed...

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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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Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Rachel Ignotofsky

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of...

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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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Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Mary Beth Leatherdale, Eleanor Shakespeare

A treacherous voyage across the open seas is the last hope for safety and freedom for five young people from around the world.

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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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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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Gaolbird

Gaolbird

Simon Barnard

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Danny da Vinci: The Secret of the Mona Lisa

Danny da Vinci: The Secret of the Mona Lisa

Rosie Smith, Bruce Whatley

From talented duo Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley comes a fresh and funny book that celebrates the extraordinary artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Danny da Vinci and his best friend Mick Angelo are adventurers - artistic...

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Animals Of A Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium

Animals Of A Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium

Maja Safstrom

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

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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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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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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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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 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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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Ignite your creativity with this activity book inspired by the main character of New York Times bestselling Rosie Revere, Engineer

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A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017

A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017

Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes

To celebrate the first-ever elite women's competition, A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 showcases some of the key players to look out for, and reveals how they made it to the top of the women's game.

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Into the White: Scott'S Antarctic Odyssey

Into the White: Scott’S Antarctic Odyssey

Joanna Grochowicz

If you're into happy endings, best look someplace else. This story does not end well. This is a story where men die and their dreams of greatness with them. But it is a fine story and one that is worth telling, from heroic...

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 Read reviewFinding Nevo

Finding Nevo

Nevo Zisin

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 Kids, 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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How To Be A Bawse A Guide To Conquering Life

How To Be A Bawse A Guide To Conquering Life

Lilly Singh

From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (a.k.a Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've...

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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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The Egg

The Egg

Britta Teckentrup

Beautiful, whimsical, and entertaining, this book of illustrations by Britta Teckentrup shows eggs in all their fragility, complexity, and variety.

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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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Minecraft Guide to Exploration

Minecraft Guide to Exploration

Mojang AB

The mysterious world of Minecraft is just waiting to be explored. But danger lurks around every corner and survival can prove difficult for even the bravest adventurer. This book helps you to learn how to find resources, craft...

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Animal ECO-Warriors

Animal ECO-Warriors

Nic Gill

Meet the super dogs, hero rats and cyborg bees keeping our environment safe.

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Computer Coding Projects for Kids

Computer Coding Projects for Kids

DK Australia

An introduction to coding for children. It shows kids how to build a range of amazing projects, from birthday cards to music and games, using the programming language Scratch. It also includes activities such as creating a virtual...

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Over and Under the Pond

Over and Under the Pond

Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal

A follow up to Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, this time focusing on the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond.

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The High School Survival Guide: Your Roadmap to Studying, Socializing & Succeeding

The High School Survival Guide: Your Roadmap to Studying, Socializing & Succeeding

Jessica Holsman

Over 4.1 million kids enter public high school a year - most of whom are clueless as to what awaits. Study with Jess, her YouTube channel, demystifies everything students need to succeed from effective study tips, test taking...

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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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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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Things That Grow

Things That Grow

Libby Walden, Becca Stadtlander

The world around us is always growing and changing - no two days are ever the same! Use this beautifully illustrated book to slow the passage of time and discover how a seed transforms into a mighty tree, understand how mountains...

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

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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First Words - French

First Words - French

Lonely Planet Kids, 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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How Super Cool Stuff Works

How Super Cool Stuff Works

DK

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This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

Matt Lamothe

This Is How We Do It follows the lives of seven REAL kids from Japan, Uganda, Russia, Iran, Peru, India and Italy for a single day.

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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Jeannine Atkins

A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists --

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Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History

Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History

A fact-filled journey through 100 years of world history, exploring famous people and events in addition to lesser-known historical happenings. 100 Amazing Years presents a concise, punchy analysis of years and personalities...

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Animasaurus: Incredible Animals that Roamed the Earth

Animasaurus: Incredible Animals that Roamed the Earth

Tracey Turner, Harriet Russell

Did you know: A shark as long as a bus roamed the oceans? Hamsters with horns once burrowed the Earth? Giant armadillos grew to the size of a family car? Find out about the fascinating prehistoric beasts that once walked, swam and...

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A World of Information

A World of Information

James Brown, Richard Platt

A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy

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Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings

Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings

Stella Tarakson

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Bear Grylls Extreme Planet

Bear Grylls Extreme Planet

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls Extreme Planet is a whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, wildest, thinnest, coolest, hottest, scariest and smelliest things planet Earth has to offer!

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Smart About Sharks

Smart About Sharks

Owen Davey

Smart About Sharks  uses fun illustrations to explain the ins and outs of the ocean's most fascinating and misunderstood creatures.  

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Jokelopedia 4th Edition: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever!

Jokelopedia 4th Edition: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever!

Eva Blank, Alison Benjamin, Rosanne Green, Ilana Weitzman, Mike Wright

Jokelopedia is a collection of more than 1,700 kid friendly jokes, tongue twisters, riddles, and puns. The perfect gift for the incurable jokesters not to mention the quieter kids who still love a good laugh.

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Life Story: The Story of Life on Our Earth from Its Beginning Up to Now

Life Story: The Story of Life on Our Earth from Its Beginning Up to Now

Virginia Lee Burton

Tells the history of earth from beginning to present day. This book helps the readers gain an understanding of the planet's history and their leading roles in it. It includes the information on fossil records and the geologic...

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