Recent non-fiction for kids & teens from 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is art full of naked people?: & other vital questions about art

Why is art full of naked people?: & other vital questions about art

Susie Hodge, Claire Goble

Artists ask questions when they make art - and viewers ask questions when they look at art. This book provides an engaging way for young people to start asking and answering questions for themselves. It is structured around 22...

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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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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

Art Workshop for Children cultivates creativity and encourages deep thinking by encouraging a unique child-led approach to art projects.

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Let's Explore... Jungle

Let’s Explore… Jungle

Lonely Planet Kids, Jen Feroze, Pippa Curnick

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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Atlas of Animal Adventures: A Collection of Nature's Most Unmissable Events, Epic Migrations and Extraordinary Behaviours

Atlas of Animal Adventures: A Collection of Nature’s Most Unmissable Events, Epic Migrations and Extraordinary Behaviours

Rachel Williams, Emily Hawkins, Lucy Letherland

A collection of nature's most unmissable events, epic migrations, and extraordinary behaviors.

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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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Such Stuff: A Story-maker's Inspiration

Such Stuff: A Story-maker’s Inspiration

Sir 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

AJ 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, Claire Murphy

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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.

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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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 Special priceA Year Full of Stories: 52 folk tales and legends from around the world

A Year Full of Stories: 52 folk tales and legends from around the world

Angela McAllister, Christopher Corr

This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year.

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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 Computer Programmer

Ada’s Ideas: 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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Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure

Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure

Dr Dominic Walliman, Ben Newman

Physics is a huge part of our everyday lives! Just go for a walk through the park and you'll see for yourself. From the wind that rustles the trees, to the sun that keeps us warm, to the car that drives us around and the food...

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Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

Adam Goodes, Anita Heiss, 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 ..

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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

Go on an enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art and learn about everything from cave paintings to Cubism!

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Hello World: A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities

Hello World: A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities

L'Atelier Cartographik, Jonathan Litton

Learn to greet people around the globe in this interactive atlas of hellos. With over 150 languages, flaps to reveal pronunciation and fact-files explaining how to write 'hi' in hieroglyphs and how to sign 'hao' in Native American...

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Are You an Art Sleuth?: Look, Discover, Learn!

Are You an Art Sleuth?: Look, Discover, Learn!

Brooke DiGiovanni Evans

From Chagall to Renoir and from Boston to Paris, kids search famous paintings to complete a checklist of things to find in each

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Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature: Discover Literary History with a Prehistoric Twist!

Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature: Discover Literary History with a Prehistoric Twist!

Saskia Lacey

The Prehistoric Masters of Literature mashes together the timeless popularity of classic writers and dinosaurs for a truly unique and inviting way to teach children about classic literature.

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Writing!

Writing!

Murray McCain, John Alcorn

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