Recent non-fiction for kids & teens from 2020

Explore Your World: Deep Dive into Deep Sea

Explore Your World: Deep Dive into Deep Sea

Prof. Tim Flannery, Sam Caldwell

The second book for children from renowned explorer and scientist Professor Tim Flannery, this time exploring the most fascinating creatures hiding in the ocean deep!

$26.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewThe Secret Life of Stars

The Secret Life of Stars

Lisa Harvey-Smith, Eirian Chapman

For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars.

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Brickman's Family Challenge Book

Brickman’s Family Challenge Book

Ryan McNaught

Challenge each member of your household to a building competition that is the brainchild of Brickman himself, star judge of the smash hit TV show LEGO (R) Masters Australia and a LEGO Certified Professional.

$35.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Special price Read reviewGood Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World

Elena Favilli

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary immigrant...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Heroes of Footy

Heroes of Footy

Kevin Sheedy

Dare to dream with this collection of 30 rule-breaking, boundary-pushing and risk-taking men and women who shape our national game.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals

Sami Bayly

Dangerous animals get a bad rap, but this beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia helps us appreciate the incredible features of some of our more hair-raising animal species.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Australian Mammals

Australian Mammals

Matt Chun

In this stunning companion to Australian Birds and Australian Sea Life, Matt Chun explores Australia's beloved mammals, from the remarkable platypus to the endangered bilby. Matt Chun's rendering of these beloved animals -...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Charles Darwin (Little People, Big Dreams)

Charles Darwin (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Mark Hoffmann

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Charles Darwin tells the inspiring story of this world-renowned naturalist.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Infographic Guide to the Globe

Infographic Guide to the Globe

Lonely Planet Kids, Gwen Keraval

What is the most popular pet in the world? Where is the hottest place on Earth? When was the first country formed? Learn these and dozens of other fascinating facts about the planet and its people with this dynamically-illustrated...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Cities - Then & Now

Cities - Then & Now

Lonely Planet Kids, Joe Fullman, Lindsey Spinks

This fun and colourful lift-the-flap book gives a unique insight into how cities looked in the past, compared to how they look now. With ancient cities and ruins including Pompeii, Great Zimbabwe and Babylon, discover how history...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes

Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes

Lonely Planet Kids, Marzia Accatino, Laura Brenlla

From monster-slewing heroes to ancient accounts of gods and goddesses from all around the world, such as Thor and Odin, the beautifully illustrated follow-up to Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts is a fun and fascinating journey through...

$26.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Human Body Survival Guide

The Human Body Survival Guide

George Ivanoff

What's the biggest organ in the human body? Does your hair continue to grow after you die? What does a healthy poo look like? Don't worry, The Human Body Survival Guide has the facts and advice you need to survive living in your...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Kay's Anatomy

Kay’s Anatomy

Adam Kay, Henry Paker

Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

DK, Stephen Krensky

Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids.

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table

Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table

Sara Gillingham, Isabel Thomas

Science meets design in this comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe

$34.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Amazing World Atlas

Amazing World Atlas

Lonely Planet Kids, Alexa Ward

Bringing planet earth to life, this colourful and fun addition to Lonely Planet Kids takes you on a trip around the world that you'll never forget. 

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewWhat Adults Don't Know About Architecture

What Adults Don’t Know About Architecture

The School of Life

This engaging and beautifully illustrated guide is designed to help children (and their favourite adults) to understand how buildings work and how we might create the better looking world we all crave and deserve.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Ultimate Animal Alphabet Book

The Ultimate Animal Alphabet Book

Jennifer Cossins

From the Adelie penguin to the zigzag heron, this A-Z book is jam-packed with over 400 animal species and all kinds of interesting animal facts. A companion book to Jennifer Cossins' Ultimate Animal Counting Book, this one's for...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Minecraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival Mode

Minecraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival Mode

Daniel Lipscombe

This fully illustrated unofficial guide is packed with tips to help you stay alive in Minecraft's Survival mode. It covers everything you could possibly want to accomplish - you'll learn how to explore, fight mobs, mine materials,...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Wreck This Picture Book

Wreck This Picture Book

Keri Smith

What if there were a book that changed every time you read it?

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

John Lennon (Little People, Big Dreams)

John Lennon (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Octavia Bromell

Part of the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, John Lennon tells the inspiring story of the world-renowned Beatle.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Busy Beaks

Busy Beaks

Sarah Allen

Spend a day with Australia's most vibrant and unique feathered friends. Full of splashing shorebirds, clattering cockatoos, parading penguins and greedy galahs, Busy Beaks is the perfect introduction to birds of all shapes and...

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Show me the Money

Show me the Money

Sue Lawson, Karen Tayleur

The next time you hand over your money, take a moment to really look at that coin or note. Why is there a clear strip on each note? Who are those people and what's their story? And what's the deal with the Queen? Learn about who...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Anti-Racist Ally

Anti-Racist Ally

Sophie Williams

'Gives you the information you need to begin, or continue, your understanding of what it means to be a true anti-racist ally' Pippa Vosper Do you want to be an anti-racist ally?

$14.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Kids' Survival Guide

Kids' Survival Guide

Lonely Planet Kids, Dynamo Ltd

What animals will you encounter in the forest? How do you avoid a bear attack? Where do you find water in the desert? How do you build shelter on an island? This handy guide is packed with tips and tricks to survive in the...

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything

Terry Denton’s Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything

Terry Denton

Sure to engage anyone from the ages of 8 to 80 (and beyond), this is a funny, fascinating whistle-stop tour of the history and science of the universe, life on Earth, the ins and outs of biology, geography, geology and the...

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather

Australia’s Wild Weird Wonderful Weather

Stephanie Owen Reeder, Tania Mccartney

In Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather, readers are introduced to  the wide range of weather in Australia, with bite-size pieces of information  presented alongside graphic illustrations to entice young readers.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Steve Jobs (Little People, Big Dreams)

Steve Jobs (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Aura Lewis

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Steve Jobs tells the inspiring story of this world-renowned entrepreneur.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Dragon Ark

The Dragon Ark

Curatoria Draconis, Tomislav Tomic

Join the Dragon Protector and meet the magnificent beasts already aboard her ark, then travel the world together, seeking out these secretive creatures to observe and protect them in their natural habitat.

$44.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Elton John (Little People, Big Dreams)

Elton John (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Sophie Beer

Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Elton John, the piano wizard who rocketed to stardom with his music.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Make Yourself at Home

Make Yourself at Home

Signe Torp

Exquisite collaged illustrations and two double gatefolds make this global tour of the world's most unusual houses rich and engaging.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewThe Bushfire Book

The Bushfire Book

Chris Nixon, Polly Marsden

An accessible and reassuring picture book that teaches children what they need to know about bushfires so they can understand what's happening and be smart and prepared, not scared.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! - An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! - An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year

Britta Teckentrup, Fiona Waters

This lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems - one for every day of the year - ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation.

$49.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Ayrton Senna (Little People, Big Dreams)

Ayrton Senna (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Alex G Griffiths

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Ayrton Senna tells the inspiring story of this world-renowned racing driver.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

I Can't Believe It!

I Can’t Believe It!

DK

Dive into a world of fascinating facts and cool comparisons about our world, from the very bottom of the ocean - which is as deep as 29 Empire State buildings - to the planets of the solar system, and everything in between!

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

How Ships Work

How Ships Work

Lonely Planet Kids, Clive Gifford, James Gulliver Hancock

The latest in our How... series takes to the waves to reveal the wonders of ships, boats and ferries and answers the questions of how they do what they do, what they're used for and how they have changed over time. Featuring...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Complete Guide to Space Exploration

The Complete Guide to Space Exploration

Lonely Planet Kids, Ben Hubbard

To infinity and beyond! This out-of-the-world adventure takes young explorers on a voyage of discovery across the universe. From the first satellites to the Moon landings, and from Mars rovers to the possible colonisation of other...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Why do cats meow?

Why do cats meow?

Lily Snowden-Fine, Nick Crumpton

A humorous book that poses and answers twenty questions about our feline friends and what makes them so unique

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Inventors

Inventors

Robert Winston, Jessamy Hawke

Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes.

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu

Pamela Freeman, Liz Anelli

This Nature Storybook follow-up to the award-winning Desert Lake is a stunningly illustrated and extraordinary story of the yearly weather cycle and attendant changing wildlife of Kakadu National Park, from the Dry to the Wet to...

$26.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

DK, Smithsonian Institution

Take an exclusive tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Extraordinary Parenting

Extraordinary Parenting

Eloise Rickman

In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewDiary of a Young Naturalist

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty

An astonishing, evocative exploration of the natural world and all its wonders, by 15-year-old conservationist and rising literary star Dara McAnulty.     

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Your Planet Needs You!

Your Planet Needs You!

Philip Bunting

Your Planet needs you! Everyday environmentalism for everyone. An entertaining and enlightening look at how to wallop waste and reduce rubbish from renowned picture book creator Philip Bunting.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

A Quick History of Maths

A Quick History of Maths

Clive Gifford, Michael Young

A Quick History of Maths is 43,000 years of mathematical discoveries packed into one book, plus lots of jokes.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Perfectly Imperfect Stories

Perfectly Imperfect Stories

Leo Potion, Ana Strumpf

Meet 29 icons, from pop stars to sporting heroes, and discover how they overcame a range of mental health issues, from anorexia to depression, to live inspiring lives. At a time when kids' mental health is under more pressure than...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins

Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins

Clare Owen, Rachel Greener

In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History

Alexandra Litvina, Anna Desnitskaya, Antonina W. Bouis

Illustrations and text follow the story of a six-room Moscow apartment throughout the twentieth century and the family living there, as their personal upheavals and accomplishments reflect events in Russia and the wider world.

$35.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Billie Jean King (Little People, Big Dreams)

Billie Jean King (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Miranda Sofroniou

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Billie Jean King tells the story of this inspiring tennis player and activist.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Dog Man Paw-Some Journal

Dog Man Paw-Some Journal

Dav Pilkey

Is it Dog Man or his Supa Buddy alter ego, the Bark Knight? YOU decide by flipping the pages of this PAW-some Dog Man journal!

$9.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

More Than a Kick

More Than a Kick

Tayla Harris, Jennifer Castles

AFLW player Tayla Harris was at work on the footy field when she kicked a goal. A photo of the kick - taken by Michael Willson - showcased her incredible athletic ability and was posted online.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Strangers on Country

Strangers on Country

David Hartley, Kirsty Murray, Dub Leffler

Giom, Anco and Duramboi are the names of just three young shipwreck survivors and convict escapees who were given refuge by Indigenous communities during the nineteenth century.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Fabulous Fantastic Footy Fun & Fact Book

Fabulous Fantastic Footy Fun & Fact Book

AFL

In the Fabulous Fantastic Footy Fun and Fact Book, footy-mad children will learn a host of fascinating facts about the game-from its origins and traditions to the tips and tricks of their favourite players in the AFL and AFLW.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Survivor Kids

Survivor Kids

Peter Macinnis

It seems almost second nature for many Australians to go wandering out into the bush, but how many would know what to do if they ran out water, got lost or needed to take shelter for the night?

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Aboriginal Symbol Cards

Aboriginal Symbol Cards

Riley Callie Resources

A beautiful set of 20 Aboriginal symbols cards. The easy way to increase cultural insight of children by teaching them some commonly recognised Aboriginal symbols.

$38.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

How to Make a Better World

How to Make a Better World

Keilly Swift, Jamie Margolin

A fun and inspiring practical guide on how young people can make a real difference

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

What's the Point of Maths?

What’s the Point of Maths?

DK

Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From

Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From

Patrick Skipworth, Nicholas Stevenson

A stunning non-fiction picture book about the global diversity hidden in the English language

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Unlocking the Universe

Unlocking the Universe

Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking

Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Or what it takes to put humans on the moon - or even on Mars? What would you do if you could travel through space and time?

$26.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

What Can I Do When I Grow Up?

What Can I Do When I Grow Up?

The School of Life

A unique, illustrated guide to the world of work, bringing clarity to children's essential questions on potential future careers.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Girls Can Fly

Girls Can Fly

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Girls Can Fly is an inspirational, young teen book from award-winning Aboriginal writer and artist Sally Morgan and her equally talented daughter Ambelin.

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Incredible Yet True Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

The Incredible Yet True Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb

An immersive and beautifully illustrated narrative biography about the German explorer and early scientist Alexander von Humboldt, whose journeys throughout the world yielded countless discoveries and earned him the admiration of...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Starting Secondary School

Starting Secondary School

Michael Carr-Gregg, Sharon Witt

'We want to give you and your child the best opportunity to thrive in secondary school. By the end of this book you're going to feel a whole lot more capable of dealing with what Year 7 throws at you.'

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Get Growing

Get Growing

Holly Farrell

Put the fun into gardening with this beautifully illustrated guide to growing plants indoors and out.

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Arabelle Sicardi, Sarah Tanat-Jones

A beautiful, bold book of biographies celebrating the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world.

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Miles Merrill, Narcisa Nozica

No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic - you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, performance poet and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Colossal Book of Colour

The Colossal Book of Colour

Lorna Hendry

The Colossal Book of Colours takes a broad and fascinating look at the science behind the paints and pigments that bring joy to our world.

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

Louise Park

Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers

Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins

An inclusive philosophy book for the next generation of young thinkers.

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

What's Out There?

What’s Out There?

Nicole Stewart

A colourful picture book that every Australian child should have in their collection.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 billion

Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 billion

Kristin Roskifte

Everybody Counts takes readers on a lively journey through all the diversity the world has to offer, from 0 to 7.5 billion.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

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.

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Sir David Attenborough, Matt Whyman, Richard Jones

The official children's book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

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.

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Salini Perera

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire.

$18.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

This Is 18

This Is 18

Jessica Bennett, New York Times

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

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Me Time

Me Time

Jessica Sanders

A pocket guide to positivity and self-care by the author of Love Your Body!

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Marina Muun

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography about the exciting life and adventures of Ada Lovelace.

$18.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Don’t see anything you like? Search our catalogue of over a million books.