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  • UNDERHILLS : A Tooth Fairy Story
    UNDERHILLS : A Tooth Fairy Story
    GRAHAM BOB
    ISBN: 9781406387612
    Title: UNDERHILLS : A Tooth Fairy Story
    Author: GRAHAM BOB
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this magical companion to Bob Graham's celebrated April Underhill, Tooth Fairy, two fairy sisters, April and Esme, are on a brand new adventure!

    April and Esme are staying at Grandma and Grandad's for a whole weekend! A visit to Grandma and Grandad's is always special for the two sisters. There's the mixing of fairy cakes, pancakes with syrup for breakfast and a chocolate waiting on each of their pillows. And this weekend, when Mum calls with an urgent tooth fairy job, there's an exciting trip to the airport with Grandma to make sure one little girl has her tooth collected.

    Children are sure to love this thrilling and tender new story, so full of hope, possibility and the magic of a secret fairy world, from master storyteller Bob Graham.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • UNFOLLOW : A Journey from Hatred to Hope Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
    UNFOLLOW : A Journey from Hatred to Hope Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
    PHELPS-ROPER MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781787477995
    Title: UNFOLLOW : A Journey from Hatred to Hope Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
    Author: PHELPS-ROPER MEGAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    LOUIS THEROUX: 'For anyone who enjoyed HILLBILLY ELEGY or EDUCATED, UNFOLLOW is an essential text'

    NICK HORNBY: 'A beautiful, gripping book about a singular soul, and an unexpected redemption'

    JON RONSON: 'Her journey - from Westboro to becoming one of the most empathetic, thoughtful, humanistic writers around - is exceptional and inspiring'

    It was an upbringing in many ways normal. A loving home, shared with squabbling siblings, overseen by devoted parents. Yet in other ways it was the precise opposite: a revolving door of TV camera crews and documentary makers, a world of extreme discipline, of siblings vanishing in the night.

    Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them. She was preaching God's truth. She was, in her words, 'all in'.

    In November 2012, at the age of twenty-six, she left the church, her family, and her life behind.

    UNFOLLOW is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others, as well as herself.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • UNIVERSE : A Travel Guide
    UNIVERSE : A Travel Guide
    ISBN: 9781788686365
    Title: UNIVERSE : A Travel Guide
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Let Lonely Planet take you further than ever before with the world’s first and only travel guide to the Universe. Developed with the latest data from NASA, we take you from our home on Earth and out into the far reaches of the solar system, then into our neighbouring stars and planetary systems, and finally into the rest of our galaxy and the Universe.

    This fascinating journey will help you explore space as you would the world with a Lonely Planet guide. Unique to these pages are wonderful comparisons of Earth with the other worlds of our solar system and even those exoplanets orbiting other stars.

    You’ll discover as much as we know about our celestial neighbourhood, and our place in it. In addition to planets and moons, get to know our Sun, explore the asteroid belt and the Kuiper Belt, and learn what lays beyond, in interstellar space. Outside our solar system, travel to some of the notable neighbouring stars, stellar systems and exoplanets we’ve discovered. You’ll understand how we search for planets where life might exist and the stars they orbit.

    Finally, discover the edge of the observable Universe. Get to know the structure of the Milky Way as well as an orientation to neighbouring galaxies like the Andromeda Galaxy which is visible from Earth. Then explore other galactic formations and learn about galactic clusters and superclusters. By the end of the book, you’ll have a sense for the structure of the entire Universe as well as some of the big questions we still have as we ponder our place in it.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • UP THE DUFF   -   2020 edition
    UP THE DUFF - 2020 edition
    COOKE KAZ
    ISBN: 9780143795339
    Title: UP THE DUFF - 2020 edition
    Author: COOKE KAZ
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First published in 1999, Kaz Cooke's best-selling Up the Duff is firmly established as the most loved and trusted book for Australian and New Zealand women on pregnancy.

    This 20th-anniversary edition has been fully revised and updated. Australia's most trusted advisor on women's health delivers the lowdown on pregnancy, birth and how to best prepare for life with a baby. There's no bossy-boots advice - just lots of cartoons and the soundest, sanest, wittiest advice you'll ever get.

    Inside there's the crucial week-by week info on what's happening to you and the baby, coupled with the hilarious diary of Hermoine the (even more) Modern Girl, and everything you need to know about preparing for pregnancy and birth- info on conceiving and the latest in IVF; crying, eating, weeing, sleeping, working; partners, bosoms, busybodies and bunny-rugs; nausea, stretch marks and other 'side effects' mucking with your 'glow'; the very latest tests - what they are, what they're for and when you should have them; healthy foetal growth, development and movements; the best services, websites and books on everything pregnancy; 'natural childbirth' vs medical intervention; baby clothes and nappies; travel, safety, and how to be rude to complete strangers; labour, caesareans and pain relief; breastfeeding and what it's life's like with a newborn baby.

    Up the Duff has all you need to know on pregnancy and childbirth- the scary parts, the funny parts, the joyful parts - and your private parts.

    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • VENETIAN REPUBLIC
    VENETIAN REPUBLIC
    ZOCCALI NINO
    ISBN: 9781760523879
    Title: VENETIAN REPUBLIC
    Author: ZOCCALI NINO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The food of the Venetian Republic is diverse: Prosecco and snapper risotto, Croatian roast lamb shoulder with olive oil potatoes, the sweet and sour red mullet of Crete, zabaglione from Corfu, or Dubrovnik's ricotta and rose liqueur crepes. These are recipes steeped in history; dishes from the days when Venice was a world power. How did this small city state rule the waters of the Mediterranean, enjoying unrivalled wealth and prestige? How could this serene, safe-haven city of canals come to play a defining role in shaping the cuisine, culture and architecture of her Mediterranean neighbours? Yet, for a thousand years, the ships and merchants of the Republic dominated salt, silk and spice trade routes.

    To tell this history, respected writer, chef and restaurateur Nino Zoccali focuses on the four key regions of the Republic: Venice and the lagoon islands; the surrounding Veneto; the Croatian coast; and the Greek Islands. Nino Zoccali's love of the floating city began many years ago when, just 21, he visited Venice for the first time. Executive chef and proprietor of Sydney's The Restaurant Pendolino and La Rosa The Strand, Nino is also an international olive oil expert and writes regularly for esteemed lifestyle, food and wine publications. He is the author of Pasta Artigiana, also published by Murdoch Books.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • VERY SLEEPY BEAR BOX SET   -   Mini Book and Plush
    VERY SLEEPY BEAR BOX SET - Mini Book and Plush
    BLAND NICK
    ISBN: 9781743831212
    Title: VERY SLEEPY BEAR BOX SET - Mini Book and Plush
    Author: BLAND NICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On a Jingle Jangle Mountain, as the snow fell on the rocks, a bear was being followed by a very sneaky fox. But Bear was in a hurry, he was running very late, winter had arrived and it was time to hibernate!
    The Very Cranky Bear is back and this time he has a mischievous fox to contend with...

    This best-selling picture book now comes with a Very Sleepy Bear plush.

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VOICES OF HISTORY : Speeches That Changed the World
    VOICES OF HISTORY : Speeches That Changed the World
    MONTEFIORE SIMON SEBAG
    ISBN: 9781474609920
    Title: VOICES OF HISTORY : Speeches That Changed the World
    Author: MONTEFIORE SIMON SEBAG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    VOICES OF HISTORY celebrates the great speeches of world history and cultural life. In this exuberant collection, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore takes us on a journey from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some speeches are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling. The speakers themselves vary from empresses and conquerors to rock stars, novelists and sportsmen, dreamers and killers, from Churchill and Elizabeth I to Stalin and Genghis Khan, and from Michelle Obama and Cleopatra to Bob Dylan, Nehru and Muhammad Ali.

    All human drama is here: from the carnage of battlefields to the theatre of courtrooms, from table-talk to audiences of millions, from desperate last stands to orations of triumph, from noble calls for liberation to genocidal rants, from foolish delusions and strange confessions to defiant resistance and heartbreaking farewells, VOICES OF HISTORY spans centuries, continents and cultures. In the accessible and gripping style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these seventy speeches are essential reading, and how they enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire - and hold warnings for - our future.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WALKING TO JERUSALEM
    WALKING TO JERUSALEM
    BUTCHER JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9781473673694
    Title: WALKING TO JERUSALEM
    Author: BUTCHER JUSTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    2017 marked three important anniversaries for the Palestinian people: 100 years since the Balfour Declaration; 50 years since the Six-day War; and ten years since the Blockade of Gaza. As an act of penance, solidarity and hope, actor and musician Justin Butcher - along with ten other companions for the full route, plus another hundred joining him for various stretches along the way - walked from London to Jerusalem.
    This book is the record of his journey: a combination of walking journal, travel writing and pilgrim stories. It's less of a travel guide to walking across Europe and more an exploration of the many strands radiating from the Holy Land and its narrative, weaving paths across place and history, through the lives of Justin's fellow-walkers - and, of course, his own life.

    Between the route itinerary and the themes of Balfour and Christian Zionism, Weizmann and cordite, colonialism, Jerusalem Syndrome and Desert spirituality, Justin charts a chronicle of serendipity: happenstances hilarious, infuriating and occasionally numinous - or, as pilgrims might say, encounters with the Divine.

    Imprint: HODDER HEADLINE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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  **This title is out of stock and may not be available before Christmas**
    WE ARE ALL GRETA : Be Inspired to Save the World **This title is out of stock and may not be available before Christmas**
    GIANNELLA VALENTINA
    ISBN: 9781786276131
    Title: WE ARE ALL GRETA : Be Inspired to Save the World **This title is out of stock and may not be available before Christmas**
    Author: GIANNELLA VALENTINA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    THIS TITLE IS OUT OF STOCK AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

    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
  • WE LOVE YOU MR PANDA
    WE LOVE YOU MR PANDA
    ANTONY STEVE
    ISBN: 9781444927917
    Title: WE LOVE YOU MR PANDA
    Author: ANTONY STEVE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Everyone's favourite grumpy Panda is looking for love in this laugh-out-loud funny picture book!

    Mr Panda is offering free hugs to all his animal friends. But they are all too busy hugging each other! Does nobody love Mr Panda?

    Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda.

    PLEASE MR PANDA

    THANK YOU MR PANDA

    I'LL WAIT MR PANDA

    GOODNIGHT MR PANDA



    Imprint: HODDER HEADLINE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
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