Recent non-fiction for kids & teens from 2019

This Is 18

This Is 18

Jessica Bennett, New York Times

A stunning celebration of girlhood around the world, from the New York Times. 

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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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You Smell! (And so does everything else)

You Smell! (And so does everything else)

Clive Gifford, Pete Gamlen

You Smell! is a hilarious, surprising and scientific look at your sense of smell.

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Ocean: Secrets of the Deep

Ocean: Secrets of the Deep

Sabrina Weiss, Giulia De Amicis

The perfect gift for children fascinated by ocean creatures, habitats and conservation

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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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En Pointe

En Pointe

Chloe Bayliss

Have you ever had an addiction? An obsession? Have you ever wanted something so much that you can't imagine your life without it? For me, that's dance.

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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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 Read reviewLunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Felicita Sala

Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs

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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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Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Peter Wohlleben

A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book.

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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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Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

DK, Gordon Buchanan

From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources- ice. With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on...

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Greek Myths and Mazes

Greek Myths and Mazes

Jan Bajtlik, Zosia Krasodomska-Jones

A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps.

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Rudolf Nureyev (Little People, Big Dreams)

Rudolf Nureyev (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Eleonora Arosio

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Rudolf Nureyev tells the inspiring story of this iconic Russian ballet dancer.

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Bruce Lee (Little People, Big Dreams)

Bruce Lee (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Miguel Bustos

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Bruce Lee tells the inspiring story of this martial artist and Hollywood film star.

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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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Why Do Boys Have Nipples?

Why Do Boys Have Nipples?

New Scientist

The Horrible Histories but for science -- packed with all the gross and weird bits.

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The Rocking Book of Rocks

The Rocking Book of Rocks

Florence Bullough, Amy Ball, Anna Alanko

A comprehensive guide to rocks, minerals and gems written by geology experts

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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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Darwin's Tree of Life

Darwin’s Tree of Life

Michael Bright, Margaux Carpentier

Follow the branches of the 'tree of life' with this beautifully illustrated exploration of animal and plant evolution

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 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

Lonely Planet Kids

Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a globetrotting quest to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, gremlins and lots more. Discover where each beasty has been spotted, what their...

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Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story

Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story

Raina Telgemeier

Get ready to journal and learn to tell your own story with Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Laura Callaghan

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Vivienne Westwood tells the inspiring story of this flame-haired fashion designer and businesswoman.

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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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