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Calling All Witches!

Calling All Witches!

Scholastic

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, Sir 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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 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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Being in Your Body (Guided Journal)

Being in Your Body (Guided Journal)

Fariha Roisin, Monica Ramos

An illustrated journal filled with empowering writing practices for approaching your body with compassion.

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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

An irreverent and informative introduction to tricky questions about natural history, getting to the heart of the fascinating world of the animal kingdom and its varied cast. Full color. 7 1/2 x 10 5/16.

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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

Iris Volant, Jarom Vogel

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 Guiliani, 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

Helene Druvert, Helene Druvert

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The Amazing Animal Atlas

The Amazing Animal Atlas

Dr. Nick Crumpton, 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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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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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 colourfully 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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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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The Big Earth Book

The Big Earth Book

Lonely Planet Kids, 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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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!

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Discovering Bugs

Discovering Bugs

Julius Csotonyi

The most innovative and exciting new book on the world's most spellbinding bugs, featuring an in-your-face look at more than fifty fascinating insects--as if through a magnifying glass!

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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, Anne Rooney, James Gilleard

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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Ten Pound Pom

Ten Pound Pom

Carole Wilkinson (Author), Liz Anelli (Illustrator)

In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson's immigration to Australia.

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 Read reviewPierre The Maze Detective: The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower

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

Hiro Kamigaki, Hirofumi Kamigaki

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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A is for Australian Animals

A is for Australian Animals

Frane Lessac (Author/Illustrator)

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: An Illustrated Compendium

Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium

Maja Safstroem

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

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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, Terry Denton, Jill and Andy 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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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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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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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Maria 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

Maria 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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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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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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The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the note to hear Vivaldi's music

The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the note to hear Vivaldi’s music

Jessica Courtney-Tickle

Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day, following a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they take on the adventure of a lifetime.

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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

Ms 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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How Cities Work

How Cities Work

Lonely Planet Kids, 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 Kids, Sebastien Iwohn, Andy Mansfield

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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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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The Street Beneath My Feet

The Street Beneath My Feet

Charlotte Guillian, Yuval Zommer

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the ground under the streets? What about in the countryside? Explore different environments in this vibrant concertina book.

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The Big Book of Beasts

The Big Book of Beasts

Yuval Zommer, Barbara Taylor

A beautifully illustrated, informative book for children introducing them to a fascinating cast of beasts.

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The Australian Animal Atlas

The Australian Animal Atlas

Leonard Cronin, Marion Westmacott

An entertaining and educational illustrated guide to Australia's amazing wildlife and its habitats.

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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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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: Strange and Possibly True Australian Stories

Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings: Strange and Possibly True Australian Stories

Stella Tarakson, Richard Morden

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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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The Big Book of Bugs

The Big Book of Bugs

Yuval Zommer, Barbara Taylor

Explains that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. This book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers,...

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Tim Crothers

Based on ‘The Queen of Katwe', a finalist for a National Magazine Award and included in Dave Eggers' The Best American Nonrequired Reading, this is the true story of a female prodigy from the Ugandan slum of Katwe.

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Horse of Fire: and other stories from around the world

Horse of Fire: and other stories from around the world

Lari Don

From magical winged Pegasus to legendary horses which help their owners in impossible quests, this brilliant selection of folk tales about horses will thrill and entertain. Stories from countries as diverse as Russia and Gambia...

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Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History

Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History

Bloomsbury Publishing

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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On Your Bike: All you need to know about cycling for kids

On Your Bike: All you need to know about cycling for kids

Sir Chris Hoy

An illustrated, comprehensive guide for children to choosing, maintaining and making the most of your bike with top tips and tricks from Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy.

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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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