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  • WOMBAT BIG PUGGLE SMALL   -   Board Book
    WOMBAT BIG PUGGLE SMALL - Board Book
    TREML RENEE
    ISBN: 9780143782926
    Title: WOMBAT BIG PUGGLE SMALL - Board Book
    Author: TREML RENEE
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Wombat is big and puggle is small - watch them play and have a ball Join in the mischief as a little wombat and an echidna puggle play with opposites and word pairs. This beautiful new board book by RenUe Treml features her trademark gentle, playful rhymes and stunning illustrations of Australian animals.

    Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WOMBAT GOES TO SCHOOL
    WOMBAT GOES TO SCHOOL
    FRENCH JACKIE
    ISBN: 9780732299033
    Title: WOMBAT GOES TO SCHOOL
    Author: FRENCH JACKIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    She eats. She sleeps. She scratches. She goes to school... She sleeps. She eats. She scratches - and finds a hole.

    When Mothball discovers a new hole, it unexpectedly leads her to the local school. the children learn that wombats love carrots and grass, while Mothball learns that lunch boxes contain very few carrots, that sports sheds can be a good place to have a nap, and that when you're brown and round, it's not a good idea to get too close to a ball ...

    Ages 3 years plus

    Imprint: ANGUS AND ROBERTSON
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WOMBAT STEW  -  30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    WOMBAT STEW - 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    VAUGHAN MARCIA
    ISBN: 9781743621837
    Title: WOMBAT STEW - 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    Author: VAUGHAN MARCIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One day, on the banks of a billabong, a very clever dingo caught a wombat ... and decided to make... Wombat stew, Wombat stew, Gooey, brewy, Yummy, chewy, Wombat stew!

    In this classic Australian picture book, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. But all the other bush animals have a plan to save their friend. They trick the dingo into using mud, feathers, flies, bugs and gumnuts in his stew, and the result is something the dingo will never forget!

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • WOMEN WHO DARED : 52 Fearless Daredevils Adventurers and Rebels
    WOMEN WHO DARED : 52 Fearless Daredevils Adventurers and Rebels
    SKEERS LINDA
    ISBN: 9781492653271
    Title: WOMEN WHO DARED : 52 Fearless Daredevils Adventurers and Rebels
    Author: SKEERS LINDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they’re rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of short biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure—many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you SHOULD know, such as:

    • Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
    • Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space
    • Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person
    • And many more!

    Age range 8 to 14

    Imprint: SOURCEBOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WONDER
    WONDER
    PALACIO R J
    ISBN: 9780552565974
    Title: WONDER
    Author: PALACIO R J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, WONDER follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, WONDER is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

    Imprint: CORGI
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WONDER   -   FILM TIE-IN
    WONDER - FILM TIE-IN
    PALACIO R J
    ISBN: 9780141378244
    Title: WONDER - FILM TIE-IN
    Author: PALACIO R J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Now a major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.
    The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out.


    My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

    Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

    Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

    Astonishingly powerful, Wonder is a read you'll never forget.


    Imprint: PUFFIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WONDER GARDEN : WANDER THROUGH THE WORLDS WILDEST HABITATS AND DISCOVER MORE THAN 80 AMAZING ANIMALS
    WONDER GARDEN : WANDER THROUGH THE WORLDS WILDEST HABITATS AND DISCOVER MORE THAN 80 AMAZING ANIMALS
    BROOM JENNY
    ISBN: 9781847806475
    Title: WONDER GARDEN : WANDER THROUGH THE WORLDS WILDEST HABITATS AND DISCOVER MORE THAN 80 AMAZING ANIMALS
    Author: BROOM JENNY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Celebrate the diversity of life on Earth with a parade of rare and unexpected creatures, collected in one, exotic garden. Discover extraordinary animals from all corners of the globe that have evolved to survive the harshest environments, outlive predators, or find a new mate, with the vivid engravings of Icelandic artist Kristjana S Williams that make real-life seem more fantastic than fantasy.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
    WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
    BAUM L FRANK
    ISBN: 9781921720444
    Title: WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
    Author: BAUM L FRANK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

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

    When a raging cyclone whisks Dorothy’s Kansas home away, she and her dog Toto, trapped inside, are transported to the magical Land of Oz. Desperate to return home, they set off towards the Emerald City to find the Great Wizard who can help them. So begins the action-packed adventure that delivers a world of witches and wizards, a pair of magical silver shoes, and a trio of new friends: the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion.These three prove to be valuable companions to Dorothy in the classic fairytale, where the journey itself really is at the heart of it all… First published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale is a tapestry of traditional storytelling, an exciting quest and unforgettable characters. This beautiful new edition brings together the complete and unabridged text with over seventy magnificent illustrations by the award-winning Australian artist Robert Ingpen.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • WONDERLING
    WONDERLING
    BARTOK MIRA
    ISBN: 9781406370645
    Title: WONDERLING
    Author: BARTOK MIRA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music.

    For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name – a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck – it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home’s loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name – Arthur, like the good king in the old stories – and a best friend.

    Using Trinket’s ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur’s true destiny.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WONDERS OF THE WORLDS MUSEUMS : Visit 43 museums to discover 50 amazing exhibits!
    WONDERS OF THE WORLDS MUSEUMS : Visit 43 museums to discover 50 amazing exhibits!
    OLDFIELD MOLLY
    ISBN: 9781526360281
    Title: WONDERS OF THE WORLDS MUSEUMS : Visit 43 museums to discover 50 amazing exhibits!
    Author: OLDFIELD MOLLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE

    A cave of wonders in book form, take a journey around the world's museums.

    Open up this treasure trove of wonders to visit 43 museums and 50 exhibits! Discover the most fascinating and mysterious objects found in museums, from star attractions to unsung exhibits. With Molly Oldfield, research elf of hit television show QI, unearth the astonishing stories of how these treasures were created, found and finally displayed. Travel back in time to discover an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, encounter China's mysterious Terracotta Army, sail the seas in a Viking ship, take flight in the world's first aeroplane, defend World War Two Britain in Churchill's siren suit, journey to the Moon with Neil Armstrong in the Apollo 11 Command Module and even play in a World Cup Final wearing Pele's victory shirt. Through stunning photography and glorious illustration, these wonders and many more will bring history, science and culture to life for readers aged 10+, as well as the whole family!

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $28.99

    Price: $28.99
  • WONDERSTRUCK
    WONDERSTRUCK
    SELZNICK BRIAN
    ISBN: 9780545027892
    Title: WONDERSTRUCK
    Author: SELZNICK BRIAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, "Wonderstruck" is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WONKEY DONKEY
    WONKEY DONKEY
    SMITH CRAIG
    ISBN: 9781775432708
    Title: WONKEY DONKEY
    Author: SMITH CRAIG
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A number one bestseller and arguably the fastest-selling thing on three legs, this very funny, cumulative song tells us something new about the donkey on each page, until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter!

    A special celebratory edition of this award-winning picture book.

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • WONKY DONKEY   -   BOARD BOOK
    WONKY DONKEY - BOARD BOOK
    SMITH CRAIG
    ISBN: 9781775431756
    Title: WONKY DONKEY - BOARD BOOK
    Author: SMITH CRAIG
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter!

    There is much fun to be had by listening to the song and trying to predict the new word for each clue given!

    Includes bonus CD performed by Craig Smith.

    Now in board book format — perfect for little hands!

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • WONKY DONKEY - BOOK AND CD
    WONKY DONKEY - BOOK AND CD
    SMITH CRAIG
    ISBN: 9781869439262
    Title: WONKY DONKEY - BOOK AND CD
    Author: SMITH CRAIG
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    I was walking down the road, and I saw a donkey ... hee-haw! And he only had three legs. He was a wonky donkey ...

    In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter! There is much fun to be had by listening to the song and trying to predict the new word for each clue given!

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • WORDS IN DEEP BLUE
    WORDS IN DEEP BLUE
    CROWLEY CATH
    ISBN: 9781742612386
    Title: WORDS IN DEEP BLUE
    Author: CROWLEY CATH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Second-hand bookshops are full of mysteries This is a love story. It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets, to words.

    It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea. Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal. She's looking for the future in the books people love, and the words that they leave behind. Sometimes you need the poets.

    The new novel from the award-winning author of Graffiti Moon.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • WORLD OF CITIES
    WORLD OF CITIES
    MURRAY LILY
    ISBN: 9781406377217
    Title: WORLD OF CITIES
    Author: MURRAY LILY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Bring cities around the world to life with this beautiful anthology from print-maker James Brown.

    Climb Paris's Eiffel Tower, explore Cairo's ancient pyramids, wander the busy streets of New Delhi and see the lights of Shanghai in this whirlwind tour of the world's most beautiful cities. Print-maker James Brown, the talent behind international bestseller A World of Information, has rendered each city in bold, bright colours, with fascinating facts about the history and culture incorporated into the contemporary designs. London, New York and Tokyo have never looked so stylish – or so alive.

    The 30 cities featured are: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Cairo, Cape Town, Delhi, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, New York, Mexico City, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Venice and Vienna.
    James Brown's illustrations are stylish and contemporary, but also recall charming vintage travel posters.
    Quirky historical and cultural facts are cleverly incorporated into the designs for each city.


    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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