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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Adam Spencer's The Number Detective

Adam Spencer’s The Number Detective

Adam Spencer

After the runaway bestsellers Enormous Book of Numbers (2015) and Number Crunchers (2016), Australia's funniest maths dude is back with another bumper activity book for young and eager minds.

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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 Moon

The Moon

Hannah Pang, Thomas Hegbrook

In this book, you'll discover the history of man's relationship with the Moon - the science, the myths, the facts and the fiction.

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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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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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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

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 blast off!

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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

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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Egypt Magnified

Egypt Magnified

David Long, Harry Bloom

Grab your 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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An Illustrated History of Filmmaking

An Illustrated History of Filmmaking

Adam Allsuch Boardman

An in-depth and fully illustrated immersion in the world and history of filmmaking, covering everything both in front of and behind the camera.

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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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Amazing Animal Babies

Amazing Animal Babies

Aina Bestard

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Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Vashti Harrison

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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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Australia: Illustrated (2nd edition)

Australia: Illustrated (2nd edition)

Tania McCartney

Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. Vibrantly illustrated, this glorious tribute to this wide brown land not only celebrates the more `typical' Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and...

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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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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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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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Ickyfoodia: The Ultimate Guide to Disgusting Food

Ickyfoodia: The Ultimate Guide to Disgusting Food

Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, The Listies

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Natascha Rosenberg

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Mother Teresa tells the inspiring story of this nun and missionary's incredible 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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Inkblot: Ideas, Advice, and Examples to Inspire Young Writers

Inkblot: Ideas, Advice, and Examples to Inspire Young Writers

Rebecca Langston-George

You are a writer. self-expression is at the heart of what you do. Whether your interest is in writing stories, poems, drama, nonfiction, or all four, this book will take your art to the next level.

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Bonkers about Beetles

Bonkers about Beetles

Owen Davey

An elaborately illustrated book exploring many of the hundreds of thousands of unique species of beetle around the world.

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Grandad Mandela

Grandad Mandela

Ambassador Zindzi Mandela, Zazi and Ziwelene Mandela, Sean Qualls, Zondwa Mandela

Two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother questions about the man they remember as Grandad, and the world remembers as Nelson Mandela. Authored jointly by his daughter and great-grandchildren, this amazing story celebrates...

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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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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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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Pili Aguado

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Harriet Tubman tells the inspiring story of this courageous abolitionist's 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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Atlas of Football

Atlas of Football

Clive Gifford, Tracy Worrall

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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

Cynthia Alonso, Iris Volant

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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Plantopedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth

Plantopedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth

Adrienne Barman

Discover all kinds of plants - from the hugest tree to the tiniest seed - in this fabulous follow-up to smash-hit Creaturepedia

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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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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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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

Jarom Vogel, Iris Volant

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

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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Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Dara O'Briain

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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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My Contemporary Art Book

My Contemporary Art Book

Kate Ryan

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Coding for Kids

Coding for Kids

Adam Crute, Frederic Johnson

HTML coding will help with small and medium projects, such as making simple games and setting up websites. The basics of JavaScript are also covered to help make dynamic interactions. With screenshots and helpful step-by-step...

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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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Young, Gifted and Black

Young, Gifted and Black

Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins

This book brings together 52 icons of colour from the past and present in a celebration of achievement.

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The Revolution Handbook

The Revolution Handbook

Alice Skinner

Stand up and disrupt the status quo with the help of this interactive journal.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

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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