Recommended non-fiction for kids & teens from 2018

Heroes: Incredible true stories of courageous animals

Heroes: Incredible true stories of courageous animals

David Long (Author), Kerry Hyndman

Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories. Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors...

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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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The Upside-down History of Down Under

The Upside-down History of Down Under

Alison Lloyd, Terry Denton

Footnotes are printed 'upside-down' at bottom of page.

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The Book of Trees

The Book of Trees

Piotr Socha, Wojciech Grajkowski

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Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

Sara Gillingham

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (Illustrated Edition)

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (Illustrated Edition)

Peter Frankopan, Neil Packer

This beautifully illustrated special edition of the New York Times -bestselling adult title introduces younger readers to a stunningly original world history. Full color..

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Build the T. Rex

Build the T. Rex

Mark Ruffle, Galia Bernstein, Darren Naish

See the T. Rex like never before, with colourful illustrations, fascinating facts about dinosaurs and by building your very own T. Rex skeleton

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Robotpedia

Robotpedia

Insight Editions

Robotpedia is your guide to the world of robots, from the earliest bulky automatons to the tiniest nanotechnology available today --Back cover.

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Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ‘80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Gabrielle Moss

Bustle features editor Gabrielle Moss takes the reader on a nostaglic tour of teen book covers of yore, digging deep into the history of the genre as well as the stories behind the best-known series.

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The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty: Press the note to hear Tchaikovsky's music

The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty: Press the note to hear Tchaikovsky’s music

Jessica Courtney Tickle, Katy Flint

In this retelling of the classic ballet story, bring Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty to life by pressing the musical notes on each page.

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Professor Astro Cat's Space Rockets

Professor Astro Cat’s Space Rockets

Dr Dominic Walliman, Ben Newman

Greetings, fellow space travellers! Have you ever wondered how a rocket works? Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? Then come along as we find out all the exciting ways we can reach space. Get ready for blastoff!

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang, Atlas Obscura

The team behind the #1 bestselling Atlas Obscura presents a kid's illustrated guide to more than 150 of the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent. Full...

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101 Small Ways to Change the World

101 Small Ways to Change the World

Lonely Planet Kids, Aubre Andrus

It's hard to believe that you could change the world, but it's true! We'll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet - and show how you're never too young to make a big difference....

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Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter

True, inspirational and amazing tales of boys and girls who stood up and stood out.

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The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home

The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home

Lauren Humphrey, Mike Barfield

Did you know that without the 'lead' in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements - and from aluminum to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home!

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Planetarium

Planetarium

Raman Prinja, Chris Wormell

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore... Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the...

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How Airports Work

How Airports Work

Lonely Planet Kids, Tom Cornell, Clive Gifford, James Gulliver Hancock

Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive, lift-the-flap book takes you behind-the-scenes to uncover the hidden secrets of the airport - from a peek...

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Egypt Magnified

Egypt Magnified

David Long, Harry Bloom

Grab the magnifying glass and explore the sights and sounds of ancient Egypt in this fascinating search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot.

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Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines

Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines

Kimberlie Hamilton

Fur-raising tales of real-life Rebel Cats! Discover secrets, stories and facts about history's most fascinating felines! An engaging collection about over 30 cats who are the heroes of their own stories, Rebel Cats introduces us...

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The Short and Curly Guide to Life

The Short and Curly Guide to Life

Matt Beard, Kyla Slaven

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 Read reviewThe Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth

Rachel Ignotofsky

A must-listen tour of the planet exploring ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to a single drop of water-from the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science.

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Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

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An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

Ben Hoare

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Beatrice Cerocchi

Part of the bestselling Little People, Big Dreams series, Jane Goodall tells the inspiring true story of the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees.     

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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Christine Roussey

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher, in this true story of her life.

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Sportopedia

Sportopedia

Mr. Mark Long, Adam Skinner

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field, aquatic sports and much more.

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L. M. Montgomery

L. M. Montgomery

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Anuska Allepuz

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous writer, in this true story of her life.

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Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History

Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History

Pamela Freeman, Sophie Beer

A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science and more.

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Agathe Sorlet

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life.

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 Special priceThe Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook

The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook

Selwyn E. Phipps

After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.

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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

Frann Preston-Gannon

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year,...

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A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories: 12 Tales from the world's most famous playwright

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories: 12 Tales from the world’s most famous playwright

Angela McAllister, Alice Lindstrom

Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare.

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Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns. 

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Natascha Rosenberg

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Mother Teresa, in this true story of her life.

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Heads and Tails: Insects

Heads and Tails: Insects

John Canty

You can only see my tail, what insect am I? Heads and Tails: Insects is a playful follow up book to the highly successful Heads and Tails. At first we can only see their tails.

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The Forest

The Forest

Riccardo Bozzi, Violeta Lopiz, Valerio Vidali

A book about the journey of life, from our wide-eyes of childhood through the tangles and brambles, into our end.

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A History of Pictures for Children

A History of Pictures for Children

David Hockney, Martin Gayford

David Hockney and Martin Gayford take children on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras.

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High Five to the Boys: A Celebration of Ace Australian Men

High Five to the Boys: A Celebration of Ace Australian Men

Various

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I see the Promised Land

I see the Promised Land

Manu Arthur Flowers, Manu Chitrakar

This graphic novel brings together an African American storyteller and an Indian folk artist to tell the story of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. This substantially revised edition includes new art, as well as an essay...

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Bonkers About Beetles

Bonkers About Beetles

Owen Davey

Owen Davey's popular non-fiction series continues with a captivating and stunningly illustrated guide to these six-legged insects.

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Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson

Aunty, Uncle, sorry business, deadly, women's business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary but we may not know their true meaning of the...

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The World of David Walliams: Book of Stuff

The World of David Walliams: Book of Stuff

David Walliams

A spectacularly funny feast of all things Walliams for super-fans, new fans and anyone who likes laughing out loud a lot. In glorious colour throughout!

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40 Inspiring Icons: Fantastic Footballers: Meet 40 game changers

40 Inspiring Icons: Fantastic Footballers: Meet 40 game changers

Jean-Michel Billioud, Almasty

The greatest goals... The most spectacular saves... The top 40 footballers of all time are here!

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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

Maureen Johnson, Tim Federle

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA authors Tim Federle and Maureen Johnson.

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Nelson Mandela (Little Guides to Great Lives)

Nelson Mandela (Little Guides to Great Lives)

Isabel Thomas, Hannah Warren

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a...

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Pili Aguado

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who 'never lost a single passenger' in this true story of her life.

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 Read reviewWhat a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

What a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

Nicola Edwards, Luisa Uribe

This hand-picked collection of untranslatable worlds from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.

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Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

An empowering, hands-on STEM project book featuring bestselling character Ada Twist, Scientist!

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Erica Salcedo

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Georgia O'Keefe tells the inspiring story of one of America's greatest artists, a talented painter who broke boundaries.

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Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Turia Pitt

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 Read reviewUnder the Canopy: Trees around the World

Under the Canopy: Trees around the World

Iris Volant, Cynthia Alonso

A gorgeous picture book that explores the cultural myths and history behind trees all over the world, revealing the beauty behind these giants living among us.

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The Big Book of the Blue

The Big Book of the Blue

Yuval Zommer

Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals. Third in Zommer's series that includes ...

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The Treehouse Fun Book 3

The Treehouse Fun Book 3

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

The third activity book, bursting with three times the fun, based on the exciting world of the bestselling Treehouse series.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Katie Wilson

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series: Discover the remarkable life of Jane Austen, one of the world's most beloved authors, in this true story of her life.

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Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story

Gavin Bishop

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I Am Sasha

I Am Sasha

Anita Selzer

A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl -- his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story sweeps backwards...

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 Read reviewShout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women

Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women

Various

Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future!

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Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Louise K Stewart, Eve Lloyd Knight

Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. A celebration of women rallying around the globe to win the vote.

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 Read reviewYayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein

Provides an introduction to the Japanese artist who is known for her use of dots.

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Horses: Wild & Tame

Horses: Wild & Tame

Iris Volant, Jarom Vogel

A beautifully illustrated journey through the history of human and horse interaction, from our earliest cave paintings to today's beloved companions!

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The Amazing Animal Atlas

The Amazing Animal Atlas

Dr. Nick Crumpton, Nick Crumpton, Gaia Bordicchia

Open up this super-sized atlas and prepare to be immersed in the beauty of our natural world! From the great winding Ganges river in India to the thick conifer forests of northern Europe, travel across the globe to discover the...

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Big Cats, Little Cats: A Visual Guide to the World's Cats

Big Cats, Little Cats: A Visual Guide to the World’s Cats

Jim Medway

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If You Want to Blitz Your Year 12 Exams Read This Book

If You Want to Blitz Your Year 12 Exams Read This Book

Alexandra Smith

The must-read book for anyone in their last two years of high school A little book with the potential to make a big difference...

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HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World

Katherine Halligan, Sarah Walsh

A gloriously illustrated, empowering book about 50 remarkable women who changed the world we live in.

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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Margot Shetterly, Laura Freeman

Author Shetterly and illustrator Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black female mathematicians who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers in this adaptation of Shetterly's #1 New York...

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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Jessica Valenti

Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Gift Edition)

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Gift Edition)

Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the...

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 Read reviewEgyptomania

Egyptomania

Emma Guiliani, Carole Saturno

A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book telling the story of ancient Egypt in a stylish and captivating format.

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First Words - Italian

First Words - Italian

Lonely Planet Kids, Sebastien Iwohn, Andy Mansfield

Bring the Italian language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book. Perfect for the whole family, it features 100 words to use while traveling, from food and transport, to animals and weather. Each word is...

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Poppy and Vivaldi: Storybook with 16 musical sounds

Poppy and Vivaldi: Storybook with 16 musical sounds

Magali Le Huche

This colorfully illustrated book features sounds from 16 of Vivaldi's great works so kids can learn about the composer as they go on a musical adventure with Poppy the dog.

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My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today

My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today

Melanie Walsh

Helps you make every day a green day with ten simple things to do between breakfast and bedtime. This title reveals ten ways in which children can make their day greener. With a helpful explanation to back up the activities, it is...

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Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

Good Wives and Good Warriors

You might have heard of the unicorn and the griffin, but what about the unifin? This fantastical flipbook collects together magical and mythical creatures from all over the world, then lets you mix and match their fronts and backs...

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A-Z of Australian Animals

A-Z of Australian Animals

Jennifer Cossins

A beautifully illustrated hardback anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins.

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Armistice

Armistice

Ruth Starke, David Kennett

A companion to the award-winning My Gallipoli, commemorating the 100th anniversary since the fighting stopped.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Anna Hymas

Japanese edition of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. True story of a boy growing up in an improvised, desolate central Africa. The 14 year old William Kamkwamba learned about electrical windmills at a small library, and after weeks...

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Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Stephanie Owen Reeder

In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost...

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Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

Sarah Dees

Make your pile of LEGOs into a pile of fun with step-by-step instructions for new projects using LEGOs you already have.

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