Recent non-fiction for kids & teens from 2016

The Big Bash Book 2016 -- 17

The Big Bash Book 2016 – 17

Daniel Lane

Get a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the adrenaline-charged KFC Big Bash League - and action-packed Rebel Women's BBL - to learn about the players, their motivations and the pressures they need to overcome to perform in cricket's...

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The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise

The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise

Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin, Rohan Eason

A literary first aid kit of book recommendations for children of all ages from the authors of The Novel Cure

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Wilderness: An interactive atlas of animals

Wilderness: An interactive atlas of animals

Hannah Pang, Jenny Wren

Packed with facts, flaps and interactive elements, Wilderness will open up the animal kingdom to every curious explorer.

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight

Julian Guthrie, Sir Richard Branson

Alone in a spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed towards space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back...

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How Cities Work

How Cities Work

James Gulliver Hancock, Jen Feroze, Lonely Planet Kids

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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Horse of Fire: horse stories from around the world

Horse of Fire: horse 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

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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How Machines Work

How Machines Work

David Macaulay

Brought to life through pop-ups and pull-outs, this book helps you explore six simple machines, from bicycles and cranes to hammers and drills, through interactive science.

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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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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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How Super Cool Stuff Works

How Super Cool Stuff Works

DK

How Super Cool Stuff Works is a cutting edge guide exploring how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world. Kids will love the fun laptopstyle cover and layout throughout. Mind-blowing images and graphics...

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Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings

Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings

Stella Tarakson

Have you heard the most bizarre tales from around Australia?Did a UFO drag a family's car off the road in the middle of the outback? How did rocks rain from the sky in WA? And what became of the prime minister who went...

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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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Mr Matisse and His Cut Outs

Mr Matisse and His Cut Outs

Annemarie van Haeringen, Annemarie Van Haeringen

Mr. Matisse is a painter with the sun in his tummy. His colors make everyone happy. But one day he becomes ill and has to have a major operation. When he wakes up in a white hospital room, he misses his colors.

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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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Refuge

Refuge

Anne Booth, Sam Usher

The Christmas story and what follows: the fleeing of Jesus, Mary and Joseph from Herod's soldiers to Egypt. This is a book with timeless crossover appeal and a message that couldn't be more relevant.

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101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up: The Must-Read Book List for Kids

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up: The Must-Read Book List for Kids

Bianca Schulze

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a must-read review list for kids to document the books they read, how they like them, and how they would rate them.

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Fashion Rebels: Style Icons Who Changed the World through Fashion

Fashion Rebels: Style Icons Who Changed the World through Fashion

Carlyn Beccia, Carlyn Cerniglia Beccia

Get to know the women who've wielded the power of fashion and brought about change with this illustrated biography that features twenty-five of history s most influential fashion icons. Throughout time, daring women have made...

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Art Workshop for Children: How to Foster Original Thinking with more than 25 Process Art Experiences

Art Workshop for Children: How to Foster Original Thinking with more than 25 Process Art Experiences

Barbara Rucci, Betsy McKenna

Inspire your children to go beyond simple, guided, art projects. Art Workshop for Children encourages children to truly discover creativity in their art.

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The Hello Atlas

The Hello Atlas

Ben Handicott, Kenard Pak

Look into the lives of children all over the world and to listen to over 100 different languages using a downloadable app.

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Let's Explore... Jungle

Let’s Explore… Jungle

Lonely Planet Kids, Pippa Curnick, Jen Feroze

Let's Explore Jungle sends you deep into the world's tropical forests. Help the explorers prepare for their voyage, colour exotic birds with fabulous feathers, find your way through the Amazon maze and loads more. A rainforest...

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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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Magritte's Apple

Magritte’s Apple

Klaas Verplancke

Rene Magritte (1898-1967) created whimsical, subversive paintings that helped launch the popularity of surrealism. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down....

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Such Stuff: A Story-maker's Inspiration

Such Stuff: A Story-maker’s Inspiration

Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman, Clare Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and author of War Horse, shares the secrets and inspirations of his novels.

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 Read reviewNatural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature

Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature

A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley, Owen Davey

See how nature is connected with this collection of 50 information charts.

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Hands-On Science: 50 Kids' Activities from CSIRO

Hands-On Science: 50 Kids' Activities from CSIRO

Sarah Kellett, David Shaw, Kath Kovac

Discover more about the world of science through fun DIY science activities using easy-to-find, everyday materials.

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Architect Academy

Architect Academy

Steve Martin, Essi Kimpimaki

Architect Academy gives kids the know-how to plan and draw all sorts of structures, from bridges to parks and pyramids. Activities range from designing a residential street, how to read floor plans and the basics of interior...

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Girl Stuff 8 - 12

Girl Stuff 8 - 12

Kaz Cooke

Early Girl Stuff 8-12 is the essential younger girl's guide to puberty and the pre-teen years.

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Meet... Nellie Melba

Meet… Nellie Melba

Janeen Brian

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including opera star Dame Nellie Melba. Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was...

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Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair

Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair

Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb

An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life.

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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

Margarita Engle, Edel Rodriguez

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpre Author Award, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.

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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. Accompanied by pieces from...

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Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head

Juno Dawson, Gemma Correll, Dr. Olivia Hewitt

From the critically acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS GAY, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank and funny book,...

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Get Coding! Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Build a Website, App, and Game

Get Coding! Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Build a Website, App, and Game

Young Rewired State, Duncan Beedie

Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using HTML, CSS and JavaScript in this essential coding guide for kids from expert organization Young Rewired State.

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The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets!

The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets!

Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams brings the Tudor kings and queens to life in her trademark comic strip style.

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Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Compute: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Compute: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer

Fiona Robinson

A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson

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Metropolis

Benoit Tardif

Sydney, Montreal, Athens, Nairobi, Mumbai, Tokyo, Istanbul and many more. As well as iconic buildings - The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, The Sydney Opera House, La Sagrada Familia - Metropolis delves into food and...

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The Terrific Times Tables Book

The Terrific Times Tables Book

Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels

A brilliantly interactive book that makes learning your times tables as easy as 1,2,3!

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The Great Grammar Book

The Great Grammar Book

Jennie Maizels, Kate Petty

A brilliantly interactive book from the award-winning Jennie Maizels that makes grammar as easy as A, B, C!

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The Great Big Body Book

The Great Big Body Book

Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith

The fourth book in the internationally best-selling series explores lots of aspects of the body from a family standpoint rather than a straight non-fiction perspective.

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Kicking Goals With Goodesy And Magic

Kicking Goals With Goodesy And Magic

Anita Heiss, Adam Goodes, Michael O'Loughlin

AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin are blood brothers and great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Between them, they played over 650 games and kicked over 900 goals.<br...

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Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art

Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children’s History of Art

Michael Bird, Kate Evans

Takes you on a journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Featuring artists and their art from around the world, this book also features reproductions of the famous artworks...

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Writing!

Writing!

Murray McCain, John Alcorn

Just as vibrant and stunning as its companion title 1962 New York Times book of the year BOOKS! this vintage title by Murray McCain and illustrated by John Alcorn will dazzle and delight in AMMO s updated, reissue edition....

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