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  • 100 FIRST WORDS FOR LITTLE GEEKS
    100 FIRST WORDS FOR LITTLE GEEKS
    JORDEN BROOKE
    ISBN: 9781945547959
    Title: 100 FIRST WORDS FOR LITTLE GEEKS
    Author: JORDEN BROOKE
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There's a TARDIS cookie jar in our kitchen. A Picard air freshener in our car. And we won't even mention Harry Potter in the bathroom. We're geeks and proud of it! But is there nothing for baby? Inconceivable!

    Introducing 100 First Words for Little Geeks, a deliciously nerdy primer for kids learning their first words! Forget apple and dog. Little geeks are ready for holy grail, warp core, and intergalactic catastrophe (okay, forget that last one, but they'll learn tribble and that's about the same thing). Packed with hilarious illustrations and 100 words every geek baby should know (before any others, of course), 100 First Words for Little Geeks is the perfect board book for geek families everywhere. Great Scott!

    Age range 1 to 3

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • 100 POEMS
    100 POEMS
    HEANEY SEAMUS
    ISBN: 9780571347155
    Title: 100 POEMS
    Author: HEANEY SEAMUS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection from across the entire arc of his poetry, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this in his lifetime, and no edition exists which has such a broad range, drawing from first collection to last. But now, at last, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. Coinciding with the National Library of Ireland launching a major exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Seamus Heaney, 100 Poems is a singular, accessible collection for new and younger readers that has the opportunity to reach far and wide, now and for years to come.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 13TH REALITY #2 : Hunt for Dark Infinity
    13TH REALITY #2 : Hunt for Dark Infinity
    DASHNER JAMES
    ISBN: 9781742998190
    Title: 13TH REALITY #2 : Hunt for Dark Infinity
    Author: DASHNER JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tick's journey continues in Hunt for Dark Infinity! A suspicious set of messages set Tick and Mistress Jane on a race to find the deadly Dark Infinity weapon. But who will destroy it-and who will become its master?

    Imprint: OMNIBUS KIDS BOOKS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • 13TH REALITY #3 : Blade of Shattered Hope
    13TH REALITY #3 : Blade of Shattered Hope
    DASHNER JAMES
    ISBN: 9781742998381
    Title: 13TH REALITY #3 : Blade of Shattered Hope
    Author: DASHNER JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Things have changed for Atticus Higginbottom. After the near catastrophe in the Fourth Reality, Ticks being home-schooled in the fields of science, trying to master the mysterious Chikarda. But just as he begins to make progress, Mistress Jane reappears, now hideously scarred and much more powerful. She has tapped into the universes darkest secret to create the Blade of Shattered Hope, and in her quest to attain a Utopian Reality for the future of mankind, shes ready to risk billions of livesincluding those of Ticks parents and sistersto set her plan in motion. Her vengeance knows no bounds and when rumours begin to circulate about the secret scientific experiments taking place at the Factory, Tick and his friends Sato, Sofia, and Paulare faced with their most dangerous task yet. And they must not fail; for if they do, the entire universe could cease to exist

    Imprint: OMNIBUS KIDS BOOKS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • 14 ANIMALS (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus)    -    Board Book
    14 ANIMALS (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus) - Board Book
    PYLE GABE
    ISBN: 9781641700092
    Title: 14 ANIMALS (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus) - Board Book
    Author: PYLE GABE
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this hilarious book of animals, artist Gabe Pyle presents fourteen beloved animals who are definitely not an octopus—or are they? Observant youngsters will love uncovering each octopus cleverly disguised in 14 animals' shapes. Based on the immensely popular Threadless t-shirt, 14 Animals (That Definitely Aren't an Octopus) is a fresh, witty romp through the animal kingdom that even adults will find hard to resist.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • 1918 : How the First World War Was Won
    1918 : How the First World War Was Won
    THOMPSON JULIAN
    ISBN: 9781743794890
    Title: 1918 : How the First World War Was Won
    Author: THOMPSON JULIAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The war in 1918 changed character radically, and nowhere more so than on the Western Front. Over three years of stalemate, what had effectively become siege warfare conducted along a line of trenches from Switzerland to the sea was ‘unlocked’ by the German March 1918 offensive. Suddenly it was a war of movement again for the first time since November 1914. After some desperate fighting the Allies stemmed the tide of the German advance, and began the counter-offensive.

    1918: How the First World War Was Won gives the detailed account of the final year of the First World War. Every battle is examined and retold from a new, refreshing perspective – it wasn’t just the British forces on the final push – they were accompanied by new American troops, Canadian reinforcements, and masterminded by the tactical command of French General Ferdinand Foch. This new, incredibly illustrated book tells the story of those final violent pushes to the end of the war in 1918, and is a must for any interested in the subject.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 2019 French Country Diary
    2019 French Country Diary
    ISBN: 9781419730016
    Title: 2019 French Country Diary
    Format: DIARY
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The essence of Gallic style imbues each gorgeously illustrated week of the 2019 French Country Diary, from the elegance of a 17th-century chateau on the outskirts of Paris to the whimsy of an antique dealer's abode in Nice.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 2062 : The World that AI Made
    2062 : The World that AI Made
    WALSH TOBY
    ISBN: 9781760640514
    Title: 2062 : The World that AI Made
    Author: WALSH TOBY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ‘We’ve had the run of planet earth for the last few hundred thousand years: this amazing blue green dot, revolving around a rather typical star on a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way. We owe it to our child homo digitalis to get the next few decades right.’

    2062 is the year by which we will have built machines as intelligent as us. This is what leading AI and robotics experts predict. But what will this future actually look like? When the quest to build intelligent machines has been successful, how will life on this planet unfold?

    In 2062, Toby Walsh considers the impact AI will have on work, war, politics, economics, everyday human life and, indeed, human death. Will robots become conscious? Will automation take away jobs? Will we become immortal machines ourselves, uploading our brains to the cloud?

    What lies in store for homo digitalis – the people of the not-so-distant future who will be living amongst fully functioning artificial intelligence? In the tradition of Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus, 2062 describes the choices we need to make today to ensure that future remains bright.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ACCIDENTAL FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN
    ACCIDENTAL FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN
    JONASSON JONAS
    ISBN: 9780008303921
    Title: ACCIDENTAL FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN
    Author: JONASSON JONAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

    It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un …

    Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated …

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ADELAIDE STREET DIRECTORY 2019
    ADELAIDE STREET DIRECTORY 2019
    ISBN: 9780731931620
    Title: ADELAIDE STREET DIRECTORY 2019
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $44.99
    Price: $44.99
  • AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT
    AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT
    WILKINSON LILI
    ISBN: 9781760297299
    Title: AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT
    Author: WILKINSON LILI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

    Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters, Grace and Blythe, and their father, Rick, on the outskirts of an isolated mining community. The Palmers are doomsday preppers. They have a bunker filled with non-perishable food and a year's worth of water.

    One day while Rick is at the mine, the power goes out. At the Palmers' house, and in the town. All communication is cut. No one knows why.

    It doesn't take long for everything to unravel. In town, supplies run out and people get desperate. The sisters decide to keep their bunker a secret. The world is different; the rules are different. Survival is everything, and family comes first.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ALL THE LIVES WE NEVER LIVED
    ALL THE LIVES WE NEVER LIVED
    ROY ANURADHA
    ISBN: 9780857058164
    Title: ALL THE LIVES WE NEVER LIVED
    Author: ROY ANURADHA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The book everyone is talking about for the summer Lorraine Candy, Sunday Times

    A beautifully written and compelling story of how families fall apart and of what remains in the aftermath . . . [by] . . . a writer of great subtlety and intelligence. Kamila Shamsie, Guardian

    In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman" - so begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist's instinct for freedom.

    Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, two strangers arrive in Gayatri's town, opening up for her the vision of other possible lives.

    What took Myshkin's mother from India to Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar environment? Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connections between anguish at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism.

    Anuradha Roy's enthralling novel is a powerful parable for our times, telling the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Impassioned, elegiac, and gripping, it brims with the same genius that has brought Roy's earlier fiction international renown.

    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ALPACAS WITH MARACS
    ALPACAS WITH MARACS
    COSGROVE MATT
    ISBN: 9781743816349
    Title: ALPACAS WITH MARACS
    Author: COSGROVE MATT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Macca and pal Al are the best of friends and LOVE spending time together. When there is an opportunity to enter a talent contest, they just can't resist.
    But what will their act be? Will they shimmy and shake? Dance and prance? Whatever they choose it will surely be a performance to remember!

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • ANNA AND OTIS
    ANNA AND OTIS
    SHEARRING MAISIE PARADISE
    ISBN: 9781509834532
    Title: ANNA AND OTIS
    Author: SHEARRING MAISIE PARADISE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Will people ever learn to accept a snake as a friend?

    Anna and Otis the snake are great friends and they love having fun together. But Otis knows people are scared of snakes, so he usually just plays at home or in the garden. He is nervous when Anna suggests a new adventure.

    At first people are afraid, and Otis feels he isn't welcome in the town. But Anna encourages Otis not to give up, and it soon turns out that maybe snakes aren't as scary as people thought! The hairdresser enjoys shampooing a reptile for a change, and at the skate shop Sally has a lot of fun fitting Otis with his own set of awesome wheels.

    Anna and Otis is a hugely endearing, very funny story about overcoming fears and making friends from Bologna International Illustration Award-winning illustrator Maisie Paradise Shearring. Full of endless rich details to spot, Maisie's artwork is a treat to pore over.

    Imprint: TWO HOOTS BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS
    ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS
    GIDLA SUJATHA
    ISBN: 9781911547204
    Title: ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS
    Author: GIDLA SUJATHA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary - and yet how typical - her family history truly was.

    Her mother and uncles were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. The Independence movement promised freedom.

    Yet for untouchables and other poor people, little changed. In rich, novelistic prose, Ants Among Elephants tells Gidla's extraordinary family story detailing her uncle's emergence as a poet and revolutionary and her mother's struggle for emancipation through education.

    Imprint: DAUNT BOOKS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ARTISTS AND THEIR CATS
    ARTISTS AND THEIR CATS
    NASTASI ALISON
    ISBN: 9781452133553
    Title: ARTISTS AND THEIR CATS
    Author: NASTASI ALISON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Aside from being world-famous artists, what's one thing Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo had in common? They were crazy about cats. At one point, Andy Warhol had 25 cats living in his apartment; they were all named Sam. Controversial contemporary artist Ai Weiwei shares his Beijing studio with 45 cats, one of whom can open doors!

    Artists and Their Cats gathers photographs of fifty famous artists with their beloved feline friends and offers behind-the-scenes stories of their relationships. From Salvador Dali’s pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s menagerie of cats including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), this charming little book reveals many an endearing friendship—and reveals the personality traits often shared between the daringly creative souls among us and the animals best known for their independent spirits.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
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