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  • ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR
    ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR
    MICHAELS ANNE
    ISBN: 9781408868058
    Title: ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR
    Author: MICHAELS ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Meet the utterly irresistible Miss Petitfour (a name of unknown origin but possibly descended from bakers of tiny delicious cakes). She loves baking and making and dancing with her cats, but most of all she loves to fly. All she has to do is pick up a favourite tablecloth (preferably the one with the paisley print), catch the breeze and she swooshes off on an adventure – with her many cats (Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdala, Earring, Grigorovich, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Clothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles) dangling paw-to-tail behind her.

    In five utterly captivating stories of gentle adventure, delicious edibles (with cheese for the cats), occasional peril and heart-zinging warmth, poet and novelist Anne Michaels (author of bestselling, award-winning Fugitive Pieces) makes a charming, purrfect debut as a children's author.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
    ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
    COLLODI CARLO
    ISBN: 9781922244048
    Title: ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
    Author: COLLODI CARLO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: R/PRINT UND CONSIDERATION

    In this handsome new edition, award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has captured the rascally Pinocchio and his extraordinary escapades as never before, breathing new excitement into this enchanting classic.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
    ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
    TWAIN MARK
    ISBN: 9781921529573
    Title: ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
    Author: TWAIN MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: R/PRINT UND CONSIDERATION

    On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder. The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer, can he escape unharmed?

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • AFTER
    AFTER
    GLEITZMAN MORRIS
    ISBN: 9780670075447
    Title: AFTER
    Author: GLEITZMAN MORRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconcile hatred and healing. He's helped by a new friend, but if he should lose her as well ...



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • AFTER THE FALL
    AFTER THE FALL
    SANTAT DAN
    ISBN: 9780734418319
    Title: AFTER THE FALL
    Author: SANTAT DAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened afterwards?

    Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid birdwatcher whose favourite place to be is high up on the city wall - that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

    Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

    This masterful picture book will remind readers of all ages that life begins when you get back up.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • 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: AUGUST 2018 NEW RELEASE

    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
  • AGAIN!
    AGAIN!
    GRAVETT EMILY
    ISBN: 9780330544030
    Title: AGAIN!
    Author: GRAVETT EMILY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A stubborn little dragon with a favourite book and a fiery temper!

    It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime there's just time for his mum to read him his favourite book. Unfortunately for her, Cedric likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again... and again... and again... with incendiary consequences!

    A typically clever and irresistible book from a star talent.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ALICE MIRANDA IN SCOTLAND
    ALICE MIRANDA IN SCOTLAND
    HARVEY JACQUELINE
    ISBN: 9780143786016
    Title: ALICE MIRANDA IN SCOTLAND
    Author: HARVEY JACQUELINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Reunions and rivalries in the land of the brave!

    Alice-Miranda and her friends have been invited to attend the Queen's Colours inaugural leadership program in Scotland and they just might be joined by a few familiar faces from around the globe. There are plenty of skills to be learned and challenges to conquer, and the excitement could be enough to push some over the edge.

    Luckily, there is plenty to divert the students' attention including a surprise encounter on Loch Ness. Could it be the region's mythical monster? Little do they know it's the real monster in their midst they should be worried about. In this rollicking adventure, Alice-Miranda must draw upon all her wits to lead her friends to safety while, of course, making a few new friends along the way.

    Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    CARROLL LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781925081718
    Title: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    Author: CARROLL LEWIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: R/PRINT UND CONSIDERATION

    When Alice steps through the looking-glass in the drawing room one snowy, drowsy afternoon, she finds herself in a peculiar, topsy-turvy world where chess pieces walk about, flowers talk and nothing is quite as it seems. Alice is caught up in a bizarre chess game and encounters some rather eccentric characters, both new and familiar - including the argumentative Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, the Lion and the Unicorn, the nonsensical White Queen and the quick-tempered Red Queen.

    The story features the poems, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" and "Jabberwocky", which have become just as well known as Alice's adventures themselves.

    To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's first Alice book, the award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has illustrated its enchanting sequel in this sumptuous volume. Full of anarchic humour, witty rhymes and sparkling word play, it will delight new readers and devoted Alice fans alike.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    CARROLL LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781921529023
    Title: ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    Author: CARROLL LEWIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia s greatest children s book illustrators.

    A new edition of Lewis Carroll s classic book, Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring illustrations by Robert Ingpen. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    CARROLL LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781760650780
    Title: ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    Author: CARROLL LEWIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2018 NEW RELEASE

    From the moment that Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole, she leads us on a fantastical, dream-like journey where we meet a host of unforgettable characters. Retold here in abridged form for children to read as well as to enjoy as a bedtime story, Alice’s adventures are brought to life by the beautiful illustrations of award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    CARROLL LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781509808762
    Title: ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    Author: CARROLL LEWIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A beautifully designed slipcase edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

    A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her first extraordinary adventure she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself. Then in Through the Looking-Glass Alice finds herself in a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. A slipcase containing gorgeous editions of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass with the original line illustrations by John Tenniel, specially commissioned forewords by Hilary McKay and Philip Ardagh, ribbon markers and colour plates.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALISON LESTERS ABC
    ALISON LESTERS ABC
    LESTER ALISON
    ISBN: 9781760296445
    Title: ALISON LESTERS ABC
    Author: LESTER ALISON
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A charming board book edition of Alison Lester's classic Australian alphabet book. Affectionate and funny, Alison Lester's ABC gives a vivid picture of a child's daily adventures.

    Have fun with letters, discover new words, join in the adventures of Alice and Aldo, and find all kinds of surprising and familiar things in this glorious alphabet book.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ALL MY TREASURES : A BOOK OF JOY
    ALL MY TREASURES : A BOOK OF JOY
    WITEK JO
    ISBN: 9781419722042
    Title: ALL MY TREASURES : A BOOK OF JOY
    Author: WITEK JO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Readers will love sharing this exploration of happiness and the true nature of joy

    When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park and watching her little sister's first steps. As it turns out, life's most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments.

    The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises.

    The bestselling Growing Hearts series explores all facets of emotional maturity for toddlers--from expecting a sibling to dealing with childhood fears.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME
    ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME
    MARTINEZ-NEAL JUANA
    ISBN: 9780763693558
    Title: ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME
    Author: MARTINEZ-NEAL JUANA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.

    If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all — and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

    Imprint: CANDLEWICK PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALPACAS WITH MARACS
    ALPACAS WITH MARACS
    COSGROVE MATT
    ISBN: 9781743816349
    Title: ALPACAS WITH MARACS
    Author: COSGROVE MATT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    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: KOALA BOOKS
    RRP: $17.99
    Price: $17.99
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