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  • 10 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    10 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    COULSON JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9780733338724
    Title: 10 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    Author: COULSON JUSTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the popular author of 21 Days to a Happier Family and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, this book is a moving, inspiring and loving call to action for all parents.

    Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson shares the ten things every parent needs to know to raise their children in positive ways. They are also ways to make parenting easier for you - so you don't have to keep 'making it up as you go along'.

    Drawing on positive psychology, the book gives simple and effective strategies for the main issues parents of 2-12 year olds confront in everyday family life. Justin shares his secrets of effective attention, communication and understanding; how to discipline effectively and set limits; and how to manage hot-button issues such as sibling conflict, chores, school and screens - yet still have fun as a family.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 123 OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS   -   Board Book
    123 OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS - Board Book
    BANCROFT BRONWYN
    ISBN: 9781760501860
    Title: 123 OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS - Board Book
    Author: BANCROFT BRONWYN
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1, 2, 3 of Australian Animals is a classic board book from Australia's foremost indigenous illustrator. Inspired by her deep love of country, Bronwyn is a master craftswoman of vibrant, visual narratives, and her way of capturing the beauty of Australia is unparalleled. 1, 2, 3 of Australian Animals is the stunning companion to ABC of Australian Animals.

    Imprint: LITTLE HARE BOOKS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ABC OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS   -   Board Book
    ABC OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS - Board Book
    BANCROFT BRONWYN
    ISBN: 9781760501853
    Title: ABC OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS - Board Book
    Author: BANCROFT BRONWYN
    Format: BOARD BOOK
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ABC of Australian Animals is a classic board book from Australia's foremost indigenous illustrator. Inspired by her deep love of country, Bronwyn is a master craftswoman of vibrant, visual narratives, and her way of capturing the beauty of Australia is unparalleled. ABC of Australian Animals is the stunning companion to 123 of Australian Animals.

    Imprint: LITTLE HARE BOOKS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • 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
  • AGE OF ANGER : A History of the Present
    AGE OF ANGER : A History of the Present
    MISHRA PANKAJ
    ISBN: 9780141984087
    Title: AGE OF ANGER : A History of the Present
    Author: MISHRA PANKAJ
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century, before leading us to the present.

    He shows that as the world became modern those who were unable to fulfil its promises - freedom, stability and prosperity - were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose - angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally.

    Today, just as then, the wider embrace of mass politics, technology, and the pursuit of wealth and individualism has cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity - with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALTRUISM : The Science and Psychology of Kindness
    ALTRUISM : The Science and Psychology of Kindness
    RICARD MATTHIEU
    ISBN: 9780857897015
    Title: ALTRUISM : The Science and Psychology of Kindness
    Author: RICARD MATTHIEU
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The concern for the well-being of others could be the saving grace of the 21st century. Matthieu Ricard's Altruism, an erudite, brilliantly ranging synthesis of philosophy, psychology and ages old wisdom, is a radical call to kindness, which has the potential as a new global movement to answer the biggest problems of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and the environment in the long term. As the faultlines of inequality and nationalism leave us ever more divided, Ricard challenges us to be better people - and in the process, make the world a better place.
    Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas forty years ago. He is also a bestselling author, translator and photographer, and an active participant in current scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. He lives in Tibet and Nepal and is involved in humanitarian projects in both these countries.

    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANATOMY OF EVIL
    ANATOMY OF EVIL
    STONE MICHAEL H
    ISBN: 9781633883352
    Title: ANATOMY OF EVIL
    Author: STONE MICHAEL H
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines.

    Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. He traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death.

    What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

    Imprint: PROMETHEUS BOOKS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANTIFA : The Anti-Fascist Handbook
    ANTIFA : The Anti-Fascist Handbook
    BRAY MARK
    ISBN: 9780522873061
    Title: ANTIFA : The Anti-Fascist Handbook
    Author: BRAY MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    So long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism-also known as oantifa.o Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and '30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump administration, the rise of the alt-right, and the resurgence of white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.


    Now, in a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a one-of-a-kind look inside the movement, including a detailed survey of antifa's history from its origins to the present day-the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English.


    Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against the alt-right.


    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART OF HAPPINESS   -   20th Anniversary Edition
    ART OF HAPPINESS - 20th Anniversary Edition
    DALAI LAMA
    ISBN: 9780733639814
    Title: ART OF HAPPINESS - 20th Anniversary Edition
    Author: DALAI LAMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The 20th anniversary edition of the beloved guide to happiness from one of the world's great spiritual leaders.

    The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living is a practical, inspirational guide that combines the wisdom of the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with human happiness expert Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective.

    From health, self-esteem, family and relationships to anger, stress, anxiety and jealousy, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how we can find balance and achieve lasting happiness in our lives.

    Mental wellbeing and the power of positive psychology have never been so important, and, more than ever, people are turning to the world's great spiritual leaders in their search for meaning. The Art of Happiness is a landmark book that will continue to uplift spirits around the world for decades to come.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ARTIE AND THE GRIME WAVE
    ARTIE AND THE GRIME WAVE
    ROXBURGH RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781760632946
    Title: ARTIE AND THE GRIME WAVE
    Author: ROXBURGH RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fabulously funny madcap adventure from the multi-talented actor, director and writer Richard Roxburgh, now writing and illustrating books for children.

    Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime.

    Meanwhile, Artie's next-door neighbour Gladys's beloved tortoise Gareth has gone missing... and Artie suspects the cave has something to do with it.

    Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to catch the criminals in the act leads to a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee-wedgie.

    It's a sticky situation and if Artie's going to escape he might need help from family, friends and a little old lady with a bizarre inventory of weapons - including the Fartex 120Y.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $9.99

    Price: $9.99
  • A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS
    A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS
    COSSINS JENNIFER
    ISBN: 9780734418579
    Title: A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS
    Author: COSSINS JENNIFER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This beautifully illustrated full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students with a keen interest in the world around us.

    On this journey through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the world's most beautiful, rare and endangered animals, from the majestic Amur tiger and the curious kakapo, to the misunderstood Tasmanian devil and the shy zebra duiker.

    Come on an illustrated expedition through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • BABY MONKEY PRIVATE EYE
    BABY MONKEY PRIVATE EYE
    SELZNICK BRIAN
    ISBN: 9781338180619
    Title: BABY MONKEY PRIVATE EYE
    Author: SELZNICK BRIAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants! Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick and author David Serlin bring Baby Monkey's adventures to life in an exciting new format that blends elements of picture book, beginning reader and graphic novel. It is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. With over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, Brian Selznick's extraordinarily detailed pages hold delights for children and adults alike!

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BABYLON BERLIN   #1
    BABYLON BERLIN #1
    KUTSCHER VOLKER
    ISBN: 9781760527921
    Title: BABYLON BERLIN #1
    Author: KUTSCHER VOLKER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first book in the bestselling German crime series, coming to Netflix Australia in January 2018.

    A GEREON RATH MYSTERY

    'Political maelstrom, a populist right on the march -- sound familiar? . . . It's fabulous debauchery and naughtiness, a political maelstrom and a ticking timebomb.' The Guardian

    1929: When a car is hauled out of the Landwehr Canal with a mutilated corpse inside, Detective Inspector Gereon Rath claims the case. Soon his inquiries drag him ever deeper into the morass of Weimar Berlin's 'Roaring Twenties' underworld of cocaine, prostitution, gunrunning and shady politics.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BADIOU AND HIS INTERLOCUTORS : Lectures Interviews and Responses
    BADIOU AND HIS INTERLOCUTORS : Lectures Interviews and Responses
    BADIOU ALAIN
    ISBN: 9781350026667
    Title: BADIOU AND HIS INTERLOCUTORS : Lectures Interviews and Responses
    Author: BADIOU ALAIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is a unique collection presenting work by Alain Badiou and commentaries on his philosophical theories. It includes three lectures by Badiou, on contemporary politics, the infinite, cinema and theatre and two extensive interviews with Badiou – one concerning the state of the contemporary situation and one wide ranging interview on all facets of his work and engagements. It also includes six interventions on aspects of Badiou's work by established scholars in the field, addressing his concept of history, Lacan, Cinema, poetry, and feminism; and four original essays by young and established scholars in Australia and New Zealand addressing the key concerns of Badiou's 2015 visit to the Antipodal region and the work he presented there.

    With new material by Badiou previously unpublished in English this volume is a valuable overview of his recent thinking. Critical responses by distinguished and gifted Badiou scholars writing outside of the European context make this text essential reading for anyone interested in the development and contemporary reception of Badiou's thought.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $47.99

    Price: $47.99
  • BEATLES '66 : The Revolutionary Year
    BEATLES '66 : The Revolutionary Year
    TURNER STEVE
    ISBN: 9780062475589
    Title: BEATLES '66 : The Revolutionary Year
    Author: TURNER STEVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture.

    They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era.

    The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966-the year of their last concert and their first album, Revolver, that was created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. It was the year their records were burned in America after John's explosive claim that the group was "more popular than Jesus," the year they were hounded out of the Philippines for "snubbing" its First Lady, the year John met Yoko Ono, and the year Paul conceived the idea for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    On the fiftieth anniversary of this seminal year, music journalist and Beatles expert Steve Turner slows down the action to investigate in detail the enormous changes that took place in the Beatles' lives and work during 1966. He looks at the historical events that had an impact on the group, the music they made that in turn profoundly affected the culture around them, and the vision that allowed four young men from Liverpool to transform popular music and serve as pioneers for artists from Coldplay to David Bowie, Jay-Z to U2.

    By talking to those close to the group and by drawing on his past interviews with key figures such as George Martin, Timothy Leary, and Ravi Shankar-and the Beatles themselves-Turner gives us the compelling, definitive account of the twelve months that contained everything the Beatles had been and anticipated everything they would still become.

    Imprint: ECCO
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BETWEEN US
    BETWEEN US
    ATKINS CLARE
    ISBN: 9781760640217
    Title: BETWEEN US
    Author: ATKINS CLARE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the award-winning author of Nona & Me comes a stunning new novel about two teenagers separated by cultural differences, their parents’ expectations and twenty kilometres of barbed-wire fence.


    Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed-wire fences and a political wilderness between them?

    Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a ‘regular Australian girl’.

    Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he’s been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he’s been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny.

    Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes...

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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