Recent non-fiction for kids & teens from 2019

Surviving Year 12

Surviving Year 12

Elly Robinson, Michael Carr-Gregg

Each year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations.

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This Book Is Anti-Racist

This Book Is Anti-Racist

Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand

Learn about identities, histories, and anti-racism work in 20 carefully laid out chapters.

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 Read reviewWe Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella, Manuela Marazzi

Follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change.

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Dr Karl's Random Road Trip Through Science

Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip Through Science

Karl Kruszelnicki

In this, his 45th book, Dr Karl goes full kolour, with brilliant and funny illustrations to match his dress sense. So take a technikolour trip through science with the intrepid Dr Karl, Australia's favourite science guru.

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Curious: Life hacks through maths

Curious: Life hacks through maths

Lily Serna

Fast and fun maths solutions to everyday dilemmas by Lily Serna, mathematician and star of Catalyst, and Letters and Numbers.

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Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths

Eddie Woo

This fun and absorbing maths activity book from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians will delight and inspire young readers.

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A Hollow is a Home

A Hollow is a Home

Abbie Mitchell, Astred Hicks

Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home.

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The Odd 1s Out

The Odd 1s Out

James Rallison

Hilarious stories and advice about the ups and downs of growing up, from a hugely popular YouTube artist and storyteller.

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Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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Tim & Tigon

Tim & Tigon

Tim Cope

A young readers' edition of the bestselling On the Trail of Genghis Khan, the story of Tim Cope's journey through the land of the nomads on horseback.

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JT: The Making of a Total Legend

JT: The Making of a Total Legend

Johnathan Thurston, James Phelps

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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Valentina Camerini, Veronica Veci Carratello

Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

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 Read reviewWelcome to Your Period!

Welcome to Your Period!

Yumi Stynes, Melissa Kang

A modern, funny, inclusive and big-sisterish guide to getting your period, and what to do once it comes. Whether you're an apprehensive nine-year-old, the parent of a tween with a bunch of questions, or just someone who has a few...

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Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

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Amundsen's Way: The Race to the South Pole

Amundsen’s Way: The Race to the South Pole

Joanna Grochowicz

What would you do to be the first? The gripping tale of the great Norwegian explorer's courage, determination and ruthlessness in the race to the South Pole.

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Kids Who Did: Real kids who ruled, rebelled, survived and thrived

Kids Who Did: Real kids who ruled, rebelled, survived and thrived

Kirsty Murray

From the distant past to the present moment, Kids Who Did shows kids making their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

Trevor Noah

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

David Astle

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one.

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Your Mind is Like the Sky

Your Mind is Like the Sky

Bronwen Ballard, Laura Carlin

Your Mind is Like the Sky is a beautiful picture book, written by a psychologist and illustrated by award-winning artist Laura Carlin, to help children understand their emotions and develop healthy thinking habits.

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The Giant Book of Germs

The Giant Book of Germs

Lorna Hendry

How many germs live on your hand? How do germs make you sick? Do the germs in your gut really keep you healthy? Discover many more surprising facts in The Giant Book of Germs!

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Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Peter Macinnis

Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the...

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The Australian Students' Guide to Writing and Grammar

The Australian Students' Guide to Writing and Grammar

Claire Duffy

In this easy, fun-to-use guide, students, teachers and parents will discover how grammar, punctuation, spelling and well-made sentences make your writing great. With practical tips, interesting insights and step-by-step examples,...

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Cook's Cook

Cook’s Cook

Gavin Bishop

The 1768 journey of James Cook's Endeavour to the South Pacific told through the eyes of the ship's cook

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Fairy Tale Play

Fairy Tale Play

Spiers Julia

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Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

James Gladstone, Christy Lundy

The story behind the famous 1968 photo taken from aboard Apollo 8

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Build Your Own Dinosaur Museum

Build Your Own Dinosaur Museum

Lonely Planet Kids, Jenny Jacoby, Mike Love

We've just received a new crate of dinosaur fossils - and they need assembling! As the museum's resident dino expert, you'll have to pick the correct room for each skeleton, then get building! There are five pop-up skeletons to...

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