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  • ADAM SPENCERS THE NUMBER DETECTIVE
    ADAM SPENCERS THE NUMBER DETECTIVE
    SPENCER ADAM
    ISBN: 9781925589580
    Title: ADAM SPENCERS THE NUMBER DETECTIVE
    Author: SPENCER ADAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Bursting with games, puzzles, quizzes cdash; along with heaps of stuff to draw, cut out, decipher and decode odash; this is the perfect book for kids aged six and above. They wonssquo;t believe numbers could be this much fun!

    Imprint: XOUM
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ADAM SPENCERS TOP 100
    ADAM SPENCERS TOP 100
    SPENCER ADAM
    ISBN: 9781925589597
    Title: ADAM SPENCERS TOP 100
    Author: SPENCER ADAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australia’s funniest mathematician returns in 2018 with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy.

    This terrific new fully illustrated title follows on from Adam’s bestselling Big Book of Numbers (2014); World of Numbers (2015), Time Machine (2016), and The Number Games (2017), and is packed full of fascinating facts, tantalising trivia, brain-busting number puzzles, and much much more.

    Imprint: XOUM
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ADVENTURES OF CATVINKLE
    ADVENTURES OF CATVINKLE
    PERLMAN ELLIOT
    ISBN: 9780143786368
    Title: ADVENTURES OF CATVINKLE
    Author: PERLMAN ELLIOT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Catvinkle is used to being top cat, completely pampered by Mr Sabatini the barber. So she is horrified when Mr Sabatini brings home a wide-eyed, lost Dalmatian named Ula.

    Soon Ula is warming herself by Catvinkle's fire. To her surprise, Catvinkle likes the innocent, trusting Dalmatian, and she finds herself telling Ula her three secrets. But a cat and a dog can't be best friends - can they?

    Catvinkle must choose. Will she be brave and join her new friend on a mission to help two sad children, even if it means visiting the biggest, scariest dog in Amsterdam? Or will she leave Ula to face the danger alone?

    Imprint: PUFFIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ADVENTURES OF JACK SCRATCH : The Quest for the Hiss-paniola
    ADVENTURES OF JACK SCRATCH : The Quest for the Hiss-paniola
    PHILLIPS CRAIG
    ISBN: 9780473447045
    Title: ADVENTURES OF JACK SCRATCH : The Quest for the Hiss-paniola
    Author: PHILLIPS CRAIG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Meet Jack Scratch. Pint-sized hero. Swashbuckler. Adventurer … and singer of pirate ditties! Together with Cap'n Catnip – The World's Greatest Mariner – and his Uncle Silver, Jack is about to embark on a quest to find the fabled treasure of the Hiss-paniola! And he'll encounter a whole lot of trouble along the way.

    A beautifully illustrated A4 hard cover book, with a stunning cloth spine, that takes us on an adventure with pirate cat, Jack Scratch, and his friends as they search for treasure. This is the first book in the planned series and establishes some of the main characters that will carry through in the following books.

    AGES: 8 plus

    Imprint: PERIBO
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART
    ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART
    BELL DAVINA
    ISBN: 9781925713435
    Title: ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART
    Author: BELL DAVINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Smart is not just ticks and crosses,
    smart is building boats from boxes.
    Painting patterns, wheeling wagons,
    being mermaids, riding dragons …


    From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.


    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    DAVID DHARSHINI
    ISBN: 9781783963980
    Title: ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    Author: DAVID DHARSHINI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The dollar is the lifeblood of globalisation: China holds billions in reserve for good reason. Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents, call them what you will, $1.2 trillion worth are floating around right now – and half the dollars in circulation are actually outside of the USA.

    But what is really happening as these billions of dollars go around the world every day? By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s Central Bank, Nigerian railroads, the oil fields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar answers questions such as: why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the US its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the globe?

    In lively and entertaining prose Dharshini David lays bare these complex interrelationships through the simple story of one dollar as it moves through the opaque international system. This is essential reading that gets to the heart of how our new globalised world really works.

    Imprint: ELLIOTT AND THOMPSON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALONE : Britain Churchill and Dunkirk : Defeat Into Victory
    ALONE : Britain Churchill and Dunkirk : Defeat Into Victory
    KORDA MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781631494918
    Title: ALONE : Britain Churchill and Dunkirk : Defeat Into Victory
    Author: KORDA MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great events that led to Dunkirk.

    In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of the Second World War, Alone brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous family who would himself be evacuated. Alone is a work that seamlessly weaves a family memoir into an unforgettable account of a political and military disaster redeemed by the evacuation of more than 300,000 men in four days—surely one of the most heroic episodes of the war.

    Imprint: LIVERIGHT
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY : A Memoir of Exile and Home
    ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY : A Memoir of Exile and Home
    MSIMANG SISONKE
    ISBN: 9781925603798
    Title: ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY : A Memoir of Exile and Home
    Author: MSIMANG SISONKE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. Always Another Country is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood - a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia.

    Frank, fierce and insightful, she reflects candidly on the abuse she suffered as a child, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents’ homeland - and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites. Sisonke Msimang is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics - in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world.


    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AN UNRELIABLE MAN
    AN UNRELIABLE MAN
    GAARDER JOSTEIN
    ISBN: 9781474605823
    Title: AN UNRELIABLE MAN
    Author: GAARDER JOSTEIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the creative genius of Jostein Gaarder comes a beautiful novel about loneliness and the power of words.

    Jakop is a lonely man.

    Divorced from his wife, with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies.

    As his addiction to storytelling spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and stories with the ever more urgent need for human connection.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • ANCIENT SKIES : Constellation Mythology of the Greeks
    ANCIENT SKIES : Constellation Mythology of the Greeks
    MARSHALL DAVID WESTON
    ISBN: 9781682682111
    Title: ANCIENT SKIES : Constellation Mythology of the Greeks
    Author: MARSHALL DAVID WESTON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ancient Skies brings the belief systems of the classical world to shining life.

    Tales of the forty-eight classical constellations have captured the human imagination from ancient times to the present. Compiled from literature spanning from Homer to Claudius Ptolemy, with illustrations and star charts reconstructed from ancient sources, Ancient Skies immerses the reader in the world of ancient cosmology and constellation mapping.

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $35.95

    Price: $35.95
  • ANGELS IN THE TRENCHES : Spiritualism Superstition and the Supernatural during the First World War
    ANGELS IN THE TRENCHES : Spiritualism Superstition and the Supernatural during the First World War
    RUICKBIE LEO
    ISBN: 9781472139597
    Title: ANGELS IN THE TRENCHES : Spiritualism Superstition and the Supernatural during the First World War
    Author: RUICKBIE LEO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After a miraculous escape from the German military juggernaut in the small Belgian town of Mons in 1914, the first major battle that the British Expeditionary Force would face in the First World War, the British really believed that they were on the side of the angels. Indeed, after 1916, the number of spiritualist societies in the United Kingdom almost doubled, from 158 to 309. As Arthur Conan Doyle explained, 'The deaths occurring in almost every family in the land brought a sudden and concentrated interest in the life after death. People not only asked the question, "If a man die, shall he live again?" but they eagerly sought to know if communication was possible with the dear ones they had lost.' From the Angel of Mons to the popular boom in spiritualism as the horrors of industrialised warfare reaped their terrible harvest, the paranormal - and its use in propaganda - was one of the key aspects of the First World War.

    Angels in the Trenches takes us from defining moments, such as the Angel of Mons on the Front Line, to spirit communication on the Home Front, often involving the great and the good of the period, such as aristocrat Dame Edith Lyttelton, founder of the War Refugees Committee, and the physicist Sir Oliver Lodge, Principal of Birmingham University. We see here people at every level of society struggling to come to terms with the ferocity and terror of the war, and their own losses: soldiers looking for miracles on the battlefield; parents searching for lost sons in the seance room. It is a human story of people forced to look beyond the apparent certainties of the everyday - and this book follows them on that journey.

    Imprint: ROBINSON
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • ANIMALIUM
    ANIMALIUM
    BROOM JENNY
    ISBN: 9781787411647
    Title: ANIMALIUM
    Author: BROOM JENNY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Welcome to the museum! There are more than 160 animal specimens to be discovered in Animalium, the first in a series of virtual museums.

    Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text.

    Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant. Learn how animals have evolved, see inside the dissection laboratory and discover the great variety of habitats on Earth.

    With stunning illustrations by Katie Scott, you can explore the animal kingdom in all its glory.

    Imprint: BIG PICTURE BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ANIMALPHABET
    ANIMALPHABET
    DONALDSON JULIA
    ISBN: 9781509801633
    Title: ANIMALPHABET
    Author: DONALDSON JULIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An exquisitely colourful exploration of the animal world with fold out flaps and shaped pages, written as an entertaining guessing game by the bestselling Julia Donaldson.

    Imprint: TWO HOOTS BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AT WORK   **Special Price**
    ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AT WORK **Special Price**
    LEIBOVITZ ANNIE
    ISBN: 9780714878294
    Title: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AT WORK **Special Price**
    Author: LEIBOVITZ ANNIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Leibovitz addresses young photographers and readers interested in what photographers do, but any reader interested in contemporary history will be fascinated by her account of one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon.

    The subjects include photojournalism, studio work, photographing dancers and athletes, working with writers, and making the transition from shooting with film to working with digital cameras.

    Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings Leibovitz's bestselling book back into print.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $69.99
  • ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT BEARS
    ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT BEARS
    BUNTING LAURA
    ISBN: 9781742991931
    Title: ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT BEARS
    Author: BUNTING LAURA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ever wondered why there are so many books about bears?

    Discover the grizzly truth in this bear-all account.

    Bears are tired. Sick and tired. And just when they are in the middle of something really goodlike sleeping, snoozing or nappingtoo many storybooks mean they have to stop what they are doingthat issleeping, and get up and be part of a story. Every story. Well, the bears have had enough. They are going on strike.

    This hilarious book looks at some alternatives for all the parts bears play in stories. But what sort of animal could be... just right?

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • ARABIA : A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    ARABIA : A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    WOOD LEVISON
    ISBN: 9781473676329
    Title: ARABIA : A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Author: WOOD LEVISON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, ARABIAN JOURNEY is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media.

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
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