Block of Books
  •  
  • WALKS IN NATURE : Australia
    WALKS IN NATURE : Australia
    CARLILE ANNA
    ISBN: 9781741176490
    Title: WALKS IN NATURE : Australia
    Author: CARLILE ANNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Walks in Nature: Australia is a celebration of being outdoors. From coastal cliffs and crescents of sand, to iconic bush landscapes and wild offshore islands, this book offers more than 100 walking trails around the country, all within an easy distance of your capital city. This second edition has been completely updated and contains new walks for every state. In every chapter you'll find a variety of walks to suit every season and fitness level, with detailed track notes and easy-to-use maps. Each trail is 6–20km in distance and includes a delicious suggested foodie stop, where you can refuel and reflect on a day walking in nature. The book features walks in and around Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Hobart.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WATER DANCER
    WATER DANCER
    COATES TA-NEHISI
    ISBN: 9780241325261
    Title: WATER DANCER
    Author: COATES TA-NEHISI
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Every slave plantation is a house of spies and intrigue. No slave walks a straight line or has a single story - deep within their hearts is betrayal and insurrection. But against whom?

    Hiram Walker is a man with a gift and a curse. He was born between worlds- his father a white plantation master, his mother a black slave. And he was born with a secret, special power. Sold to a new mistress as punishment for trying to escape, Hiram discovers her home is a secret hub of the underground railroad- a training ground for its agents. With his special power, Hiram fast becomes a highly skilled agent, retrieving the enslaved from the most dangerous circumstances - but betrayals lurk everywhere. And eventually Hiram must risk everything to return to his father's plantation and free the friends he left there.

    Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • WE ARE ALL GRETA : Be Inspired to Save the World
    WE ARE ALL GRETA : Be Inspired to Save the World
    GIANNELLA VALENTINA
    ISBN: 9781786276131
    Title: WE ARE ALL GRETA : Be Inspired to Save the World
    Author: GIANNELLA VALENTINA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Follow in Greta Thunberg’s footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. With in-depth text and data, this necessary and timely book will answer readers’ questions on what climate change means, what its consequences will be, and what must be done to protect our world.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WEEKEND
    WEEKEND
    WOOD CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781760292010
    Title: WEEKEND
    Author: WOOD CHARLOTTE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now. They knew each other better than their own siblings, but Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them.

    Four older women with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her?

    They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur, Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvie's old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is sold.

    Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good.

    The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book, a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WEIRDER MATHS : At the Edge of the Possible
    WEIRDER MATHS : At the Edge of the Possible
    DARLING DAVID / BANERJEE AGNIJO
    ISBN: 9781786075086
    Title: WEIRDER MATHS : At the Edge of the Possible
    Author: DARLING DAVID / BANERJEE AGNIJO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Since there is something rather than nothing, could nothing exist?
    Can you make the perfect labyrinth?
    Does a quantum event have to be observed before it's 'real'?
    Just when you thought things couldn't get any stranger, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee's journey into the mathematical wilderness reveals 'bubble maths' has been studied since the second century, the counterintuitive world of quantum can be described perfectly by mathematics and the idea that maths and art couldn't be further apart is utter nonsense.
    From centuries-old conundrums to eccentric geniuses like Evariste Galois (he failed the entrance exams at Ecole Polytechnique twice because he couldn't explain how he'd arrived at his correct answers) to how the strangest maths connects to the everyday, Darling and Banerjee transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WELCOME TO COUNTRY : An Introduction to Our First Peoples for Young Australians
    WELCOME TO COUNTRY : An Introduction to Our First Peoples for Young Australians
    LANGTON MARCIA
    ISBN: 9781741176667
    Title: WELCOME TO COUNTRY : An Introduction to Our First Peoples for Young Australians
    Author: LANGTON MARCIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country schools edition is an extended, education-focused edition of the bestselling Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction. It is essential reading for any Australian high school student who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. In this schools edition, author Professor Marcia Langton expands on the educational information from the first edition.

    Part One of the original book has been reworked, including topics/chapters on Indigenous prehistory, cultures and languages, kinship, art and performance, storytelling, native title, the Stolen Generations and NAIDOC week.

    The book also includes new sections:

    • Knowledge, covering everything from bush medicine to astrology.
    • Environment, such as fire management.
    • Looking to the future for Indigenous Australia, with topics such as the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
    • Cultural awareness refocused from the original book's travel angle.
    • References including a list of websites and further references as recommended by Professor Marcia Langton.
    Detailed teachers' notes that explain how to apply the book to a range of subjects for Years 7 through 10 can be downloaded online.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $24.99
  • WHAT RILEY WORE
    WHAT RILEY WORE
    ARNOLD ELANA K
    ISBN: 9781481472609
    Title: WHAT RILEY WORE
    Author: ARNOLD ELANA K
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gender-creative Riley knows just what to wear for every occasion during a busy week with family and friends in this sweet and timely picture book from Elana K. Arnold and Linda Davick.

    Riley wears whatever clothes feel right each day. On Monday, Riley feels shy and wears a bunny costume to school. On Tuesday, a scary trip to the dentist calls for a super hero cape. For a trip out with Otto and Oma, a ball gown is the perfect outfit.

    This charming picture book is a gentle exploration of self-expression and source of encouragement for being true to oneself despite the expectations of others.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • WHATS FOR DINNER MR GUM   #6
    WHATS FOR DINNER MR GUM #6
    STANTON ANDY
    ISBN: 9781405293747
    Title: WHATS FOR DINNER MR GUM #6
    Author: STANTON ANDY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Completely hilarious . . . kind of The League of Gentlemen for kids' Zoe Ball

    Shabba me whiskers! It's a bold new look for Mr Gum, the best-selling cult classic, ready for a new generation of nibbleheads. Mr Gum's back! But what's he up to this time? Oh, dreadful things my friends, dreadful things indeed. It seems he's found himself a brand new treat – rancid kebabs just dripping with dirty grey sauce. And he just can't get enough of them. He's gotta have more! More! Less! I mean, More! But not everyone's too happy about Mr Gum's new dinnertime arrangements and soon the town of Lamonic Bibber is gearing up for war. Can Polly and her friends save the town from being torn apart? Will Mr Gum's hunger ever be satisfied? And who on earth is Thora Gruntwinkle? All will be revealed when you read "What's For Dinner, Mr Gum?" You'll see a gingerbread man driving through London! You'll see an annoying little monkey driving everyone mad! You'll see Friday O'Leary falling asleep in a hedge! Yes, it's all there in glorious black and white, my friends. Except for the cover, which is in colour. It's Bonus.

    What's for Dinner, Mr Gum? is the sixth book in the internationally best-selling series by Andy Stanton, which has won everything from the Blue Peter Book Award (twice) to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Red House Children’s Book Award.

    Imprint: Egmont Books
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WHERE SOLDIERS LIE : The Quest to Find Australia's Missing War Dead
    WHERE SOLDIERS LIE : The Quest to Find Australia's Missing War Dead
    MCPHEDRAN IAN
    ISBN: 9781460755655
    Title: WHERE SOLDIERS LIE : The Quest to Find Australia's Missing War Dead
    Author: MCPHEDRAN IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What drives veterans, military experts and forensic investigators to dedicate years to search for and identify the remains of fallen warriors? What does it mean to the families of the dead to be able to lay them to rest? Over thirty five thousand Australian soldiers and airmen are still listed as Missing In Action from the wars of the 20th Century. Telling the moving story of the determination and skill of the searchers who apply old-fashioned detective work and cutting-edge science to solve the mysteries of the missing and bring peace of mind and solace to their families and to all those who serve, Where Soldiers Lie follows these investigators and scientists on their mission to locate and identify unrecovered war casualties and to unlock their secrets. From the jungles of Vietnam, where one man led a decade-long battle to recover and bring home the final six, to Korea, Papua New Guinea and the fields of the Somme, Flanders and Fromelles, Where Soldiers Lie is a deeply human story of perseverance, luck and resolution, a story of incredible determination against difficult odds, of exacting forensic analysis and painstaking detective work, to uncover and identify the remains of Australian soldiers, in battlefield over the decades, and to bring their remains home.Powerful, moving and compelling reading.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WIFE AND THE WIDOW
    WIFE AND THE WIDOW
    WHITE CHRISTIAN
    ISBN: 9781925712858
    Title: WIFE AND THE WIDOW
    Author: WHITE CHRISTIAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW is a mystery/thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband's secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside down when she's forced to confront the evidence that her husband is a murderer. But nothing on this island is quite as it seems, and only when these women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives.

    Brilliant and beguiling, THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?

    Imprint: Affirm Press
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $27.99
  • WOMAN WHO CRACKED THE ANXIETY CODE : The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes
    WOMAN WHO CRACKED THE ANXIETY CODE : The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes
    HOARE JUDITH
    ISBN: 9781925713381
    Title: WOMAN WHO CRACKED THE ANXIETY CODE : The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes
    Author: HOARE JUDITH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia . . . The international bestseller Self-Help for Your Nerves, first published in 1962 and still in print, has helped tens of millions of people to overcome all of these, and continues to do so. Yet even as letters and phone calls from readers around the world flooded in, thanking her for helping to improve - and in some cases to save - their lives, Dr Claire Weekes was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. Just who was this woman?

    Claire Weekes was driven by a restless and unconventional mind that saw her become the first woman to earn a Doctor of Science degree at Australia's oldest university, win global plaudits for her research into evolution, and take a turn as a travel agent, before embarking on a career in medicine. But it was a mistaken diagnosis of tuberculosis that would set her heart racing and push her towards integrating all she'd learned into a practical treatment for anxiety - a tried-and-true method now seen as state-of-the-art 30 years after her death. This book is the first to tell her remarkable story.

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WOMEN RACE AND CLASS
    WOMEN RACE AND CLASS
    DAVIS ANGELA Y
    ISBN: 9780241408407
    Title: WOMEN RACE AND CLASS
    Author: DAVIS ANGELA Y
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Black women were equal to their men in the oppression they suffered; they were their men's social equals within the slave community; and they resisted slavery with a passion equal to their men's'

    Ranging from the age of slavery to contemporary injustices, this seminal history of race, gender and class inequality by the radical political activist Angela Davis offers an alternative view of female struggles for liberation. Tracing the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements, Davis examines the racism and class prejudice inherent in so much of white feminism, and in doing so brings to light new pioneering heroines, from field slaves to mill workers, who fought back and refused to accept the lives into which they were born.

    Imprint: Penguin Modern Classics
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WONDERS OF NATURE
    WONDERS OF NATURE
    HOARE BEN
    ISBN: 9780241386217
    Title: WONDERS OF NATURE
    Author: HOARE BEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A stunning gift book filled with the real stories behind the beauty of our natural world.

    This compendium of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms will wow children and many adults, too. With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by. Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.

    The storybook descriptions let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. Find out how the prowling jaguar uses spots to avoid being spotted, why a sticky sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. This beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way. With reference pages packed with information you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again.

    An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of nature, The Wonders of Nature is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.

    Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WONKEY DONKEY AND OTHER STORIES   -   10 Year Anniversary
    WONKEY DONKEY AND OTHER STORIES - 10 Year Anniversary
    SMITH CRAIG
    ISBN: 9781775436096
    Title: WONKEY DONKEY AND OTHER STORIES - 10 Year Anniversary
    Author: SMITH CRAIG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A special anniversary edition celebrating Wonkys 10th birthday!

    Five hilarious stories and songs from international bestseller Craig Smith!

    Featuring: The Wonky Donkey Willbee the Bumblebee My Daddy Ate an Apple Square Eyes The Scariest Thing in the Garden. ...who could resist this value-packed, bumper treasury?

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WORLD THAT WE KNEW
    WORLD THAT WE KNEW
    HOFFMAN ALICE
    ISBN: 9781471185830
    Title: WORLD THAT WE KNEW
    Author: HOFFMAN ALICE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    `Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman's exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us - it is a glorious experience. The book builds and builds, as she weaves together, seamlessly, the stories of people in the most desperate of circumstances - and then it delivers with a tremendous punch. It opens up the world ... in a way that is absolutely unique. By the end you may be weeping' Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge

    In Berlin in 1941 during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman.

    In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

    Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she's destined to be.

    What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.


    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WRITTEN IN HISTORY : Letters That Changed the World
    WRITTEN IN HISTORY : Letters That Changed the World
    MONTEFIORE SIMON SEBAG (ED)
    ISBN: 9781474609197
    Title: WRITTEN IN HISTORY : Letters That Changed the World
    Author: MONTEFIORE SIMON SEBAG (ED)
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    INCLUDES NEW MATERIAL

    WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking. The writers vary from Elizabeth I, Rameses the Great and Leonard Cohen to Emmeline Pankhurst, Mandela, Stalin, Michelangelo, Suleiman the Magnificent and unknown people in extraordinary circumstances - from love letters to calls for liberation, declarations of war to reflections on death. In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now - and illuminate tomorrow.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
Page: 1 .. 15 16 17 18 19