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  • ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
    ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
    HODGKINSON LEIGH
    ISBN: 9781408864838
    Title: ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
    Author: HODGKINSON LEIGH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Join one small book lover's quest to find the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place in this playful celebration of sharing books and reading

    Hello there!
    Are you sitting comfortably?
    Are you sure?
    Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place?
    Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy?
    Somewhere quiet, NOT buzz-buzzy?
    You have? Great!


    Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn't having quite as much luck as you are ...

    Join one small book lover's search for the perfect place to sit (just for a bit!) in this beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN   (Little People, Big Dreams)
    ARETHA FRANKLIN (Little People, Big Dreams)
    VEGARA MARIA ISABEL SANCHEZ
    ISBN: 9780711246874
    Title: ARETHA FRANKLIN (Little People, Big Dreams)
    Author: VEGARA MARIA ISABEL SANCHEZ
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul.

    The fourth of five children, Aretha was born in Tennessee and took the stage at an early age in her fathers church choir. She went on to become the bestselling rhythm and blues singer of all time, and the first woman to be installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the broadcasters life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

    This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ARLO THE LION WHO COULDNT SLEEP
    ARLO THE LION WHO COULDNT SLEEP
    RAYNER CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781509804207
    Title: ARLO THE LION WHO COULDNT SLEEP
    Author: RAYNER CATHERINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2020 New Release

    Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep is a beautifully illustrated story with a gentle mindfulness message from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner – ideal for bedtime, and especially helpful for little ones who have trouble going to sleep.

    Arlo the lion is exhausted. He just can't drop off, no matter what he tries. It's either too hot, or too cold; too loud or too quiet. But then he meets Owl. She can sleep through the day, which isn't easy when most other animals are awake! Will Arlo ever get any rest? Perhaps his new friend has some special tricks she can teach him ...

    Imprint: Picador
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
    AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
    VERNE JULES
    ISBN: 9781921977602
    Title: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
    Author: VERNE JULES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Set out on a thrilling voyage with the quintessential English gentleman, Phileas Fogg. To fulfil a wager made at the Reform Club in London, Fogg and his newly appointed manservant, Passepartout, embark on the race of a lifetime to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days! Travelling by steamboat, train, and even elephant, and with adventure around every bend, the intrepid duo find themselves rescuing a young Indian woman from sacrifice, escaping kidnap and battling hurricane winds - and all the while, tenacious Detective Fix of Scotland Yard is in hot pursuit, believing Fogg to be the criminal mastermind behind a Bank of England robbery.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • ARRIVAL
    ARRIVAL
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734415868
    Title: ARRIVAL
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ART IN COUNTRY : A Treasury for Children
    ART IN COUNTRY : A Treasury for Children
    BANCROFT BRONWYN
    ISBN: 9781760507305
    Title: ART IN COUNTRY : A Treasury for Children
    Author: BANCROFT BRONWYN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: December 2020 New Release

    Gorges that plummet into serpentine shadows ...
    Cloaks of white that drape the rocky crags of snowy mountains ...


    In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses colours, shapes, patterns and words to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent, and to express the depth of her feelings for it.

    The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children is an essential addition to any young Australian's library, and a perfect introduction to the many wonders that this country has to offer. This is a treasury to be cherished by all who love this land.

    Imprint: Egmont Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART OF TAXIDERMY
    ART OF TAXIDERMY
    KERNOT SHARON
    ISBN: 9781925603743
    Title: ART OF TAXIDERMY
    Author: KERNOT SHARON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lyrical verse novel exploring love and grief and the strange and wonderful art of taxidermy.

    Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands - Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does.

    And her mother? Lottie's mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her.

    The Art of Taxidermy is a heartbreaking verse novel exploring love and death, grief and beauty, and the ways we try to make sense of it all.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ARTIE AND THE GRIME WAVE
    ARTIE AND THE GRIME WAVE
    ROXBURGH RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781760632946
    Title: ARTIE AND THE GRIME WAVE
    Author: ROXBURGH RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fabulously funny madcap adventure from the multi-talented actor, director and writer Richard Roxburgh, now writing and illustrating books for children.

    Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime.

    Meanwhile, Artie's next-door neighbour Gladys's beloved tortoise Gareth has gone missing... and Artie suspects the cave has something to do with it.

    Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to catch the criminals in the act leads to a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee-wedgie.

    It's a sticky situation and if Artie's going to escape he might need help from family, friends and a little old lady with a bizarre inventory of weapons - including the Fartex 120Y.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $9.99

    Price: $9.99
  • ARTIST
    ARTIST
    BINKS ALISON
    ISBN: 9780648397380
    Title: ARTIST
    Author: BINKS ALISON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'The Artist likes to paint one picture before breakfast. When the world is quiet.'

    This story is a celebration of childhood freedom, creativity, and nature. It encourages readers to embrace their inner artist and see the details of their environment. This is such a respectful way to honour children's interest in their artwork and to validate the time they devote to developing their skills.

    Imprint: BERBAY PUBLISHING
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • ASHA AND THE SPIRIT BIRD
    ASHA AND THE SPIRIT BIRD
    BILAN JASBINDER
    ISBN: 9781911490197
    Title: ASHA AND THE SPIRIT BIRD
    Author: BILAN JASBINDER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the Himalayas to find her missing father and save her home ...

    Imprint: CHICKEN HOUSE
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • ASK AND THE ANSWER   -   Chaos Walking Book 2
    ASK AND THE ANSWER - Chaos Walking Book 2
    NESS PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781406379174
    Title: ASK AND THE ANSWER - Chaos Walking Book 2
    Author: NESS PATRICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy.

    Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd and Viola once again face their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately imprisoned and separated from Viola, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode... This new edition marks the 10th anniversary of the Chaos Walking trilogy, soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • ASK HERCULES QUICK
    ASK HERCULES QUICK
    DUBOSARSKY URSULA
    ISBN: 9781760296827
    Title: ASK HERCULES QUICK
    Author: DUBOSARSKY URSULA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'How much money do I have in my piggy bank?' asked Hercules.
    'Actually,' said Aunt Alligator, 'I don't think you have a piggy bank, Hercules.'

    Hercules sighed. No piggy bank, no money. I need a job, he thought. That's what I need.

    He got out his paints, his paintbrush and a big piece of plain paper. On the paper, he painted some words.

    NEED SOMETHING DONE?
    ASK HERCULES QUICK!

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ASTRONAUTS CAT
    ASTRONAUTS CAT
    RIDDLE TOHBY
    ISBN: 9781760524944
    Title: ASTRONAUTS CAT
    Author: RIDDLE TOHBY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The astronaut's cat is an inside cat.
    And she likes it like that.

    The astronaut's cat is an inside cat - on the Moon! But she dreams about the strange outside world - and the mysterious blue ball that rises into the ink-black sky . . .

    A wonderfully whimsical, funny and surprising story of a very unusual 'inside cat' - by one of Australia's finest picture-book creators. Perfect for readers who are intrigued or inspired by the landscapes of the Moon and the Earth - or fascinated by the inner life of cats.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AT THE DOG PARK
    AT THE DOG PARK
    COURT MOIRA
    ISBN: 9781925816822
    Title: AT THE DOG PARK
    Author: COURT MOIRA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2020 New Release

    In lively rhyming prose, Moira Court captures all the fun and diversity of the dog park - 'This dog is loud, this one is quiet. This dog is tiny, this one's a giant.' Each illustration is created using layered woodblock prints, screen-printing and collage. Children will love identifying their favourite dog breeds and what dogs they have seen at the park while learning about opposites.

    Imprint: Fremantle Arts Centre Press
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORERS GUIDE FOR THE WORLDS MOST ADVENTUROUS KID : 47 countries 100 extraordinary places to visit
    ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORERS GUIDE FOR THE WORLDS MOST ADVENTUROUS KID : 47 countries 100 extraordinary places to visit
    THURAS DYLAN / MOSCO ROSEMARY / ANG JO
    ISBN: 9781523503544
    Title: ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORERS GUIDE FOR THE WORLDS MOST ADVENTUROUS KID : 47 countries 100 extraordinary places to visit
    Author: THURAS DYLAN / MOSCO ROSEMARY / ANG JO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Calling all curious kids! It’s time to pack your bags and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Created by the same team behind Atlas Obscura, the #1 New York Times bestseller that has over 600,000 copies in print in its first year, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 of the world’s most mysterious and mesmerising places.

    The hottest place on earth, and the coldest. Lava lakes and the otherworldly Blood Falls of Antarctica. An underwater spaceship graveyard and a museum of dancing mummies. As compelling as the destinations is the way the book unfolds. Imagine the world’s most ingenious tour guide working with an unlimited budget, and this is the journey you’d take: hopscotching from country to country in a daisy chain of connecting attractions. For example, visit the site of a mysterious meteor crash in Siberia, then turn the page and learn about one in the Yucatán. While in Mexico, visit the fantastical crystal caves, and then turn the page to find yourself in another massive cave, this time in Vietnam.

    Illustrated in gorgeous and appropriately evocative full-spread watercolours, this book is a passport to a world of hidden possibilities.

    Imprint: WORKMAN PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ATLAS OF ADVENTURES : Wonders of the World
    ATLAS OF ADVENTURES : Wonders of the World
    HANDICOTT BEN
    ISBN: 9781786032171
    Title: ATLAS OF ADVENTURES : Wonders of the World
    Author: HANDICOTT BEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures comes this awe-inspiring journey of discovery.

    Travel around the world to scale the Eiffel Tower, trek the Great Wall of China, and raft through the Yosemite Valley. Showcasing the globes most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this is the most wonderful Atlas adventure yet!

    Imprint: WIDE EYED EDITIONS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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