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  • The Diary of a Young Girl

    The Definitive Edition of the World’s Most Famous Diary

    by Anne Frank ...
    THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK IS 'A MONUMENT TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT'One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Edited by her father Otto H. Frank and German novelist Mirjam Pressler, this is a true story to be rediscovered by each new generation._________________________________12th July 1944:'It's difficult in times ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Nanberry

    Black Brother White

    by Jackie French ...
    The amazing story of Australia's first surgeon and the boy he adopted.It's 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in.With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Black Snake

    The Daring of Ned Kelly

    series The Drum
    Part of the award-winning Young Adult non-fiction series, The Drum.“Everyone looks on me like a black snake.” – Letter from Ned Kelly to Sergeant Babington, July 1870.Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD


    by Anne Frank ...
    In 1940, after Germany invaded the Netherlands, Anne and her family couldn't leave the country, so they decided to hide in a warehouse in an attempt to escape the persecution of Jews by the Nazis. For over two years, Anne wrote in her diary with an awareness that was extremely mature for her age. She detailed her experiences and insights while she and her family were in hiding, living in a ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Desert Hawk

    The True Story of Stocky Edwards, World War II Flying Ace

    The Desert Hawk is the story of James F. "Stocky" Edwards, one of Canada’s greatest WWII air aces, a fighter pilot who earned his nickname not because of his build, but because he would stand up to anything. A Saskatchewan farm boy whose bird-shooting skills would serve him well later in battle, he joined the RCAF and at 20 years old was leading the 260 Squadron over more senior officers. Edwards ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree

    A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor

    by Laura Hillman ...
    "HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD."In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany--Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Six weeks later he was sent home; ashes in an urn.Soon another letter arrived. "The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East--whatever that means." Hannelore knew: labor camps, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • I Am a Star

    Child of the Holocaust

    The Nazis tried to destroy Inge's life--but they could not break her spirit.Inge Auerbacher's childhood was as happy and peaceful as any other German child's--until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and because Inge's family was Jewish, she and her parents were sent to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Auerbachers defied death for three years, and were finally freed in 1945. In her ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Henry Ford : My Life and Work

    by Henry Ford ...
    Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. This is his story in his own words.ISBN — ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • My Name is Number 4

    A True Story

    by Ting-Xing Ye ...
    A powerful and passionate memoir for young readers, Ting-xing Ye tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.When Ting-xing Ye was born her aunt declared, “Ah Si shi ge lao lu ming” – Number Four will have a difficult life – for the signs were unlucky. Events soon bore out this cruel prediction.Here is the true story of fourteen-year ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Who Was Albert Einstein?

    Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker ...
    series Who Was?
    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Hitler's Last Days

    The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator

    by Bill O'Reilly ...
    By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dodger's Guide to London

    This digital edition includes the original artwork, has been specially adapted for ebook platforms and is optimized for tablet devices. The hardback edition of Dodger's Guide to London has fully integrated images and text.ROLL UP! ROLL UP! READ ALL ABOUT IT!Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London!Did you know . . . ?If a Victorian couldn’t afford a sweep, they ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Famous Inventors & Inventions

    Children's Books

    series Books For Kids Series
    Famous inventors and the inventions they develop is a fascinating area of historical study that is usually far too advanced for young children. However, a Famous Inventors & Inventions Picture Book breaks that information down in a way that is interesting and engaging to young boys and girls. Instead of pages and pages of text that makes no sense to them, children can see a picture of the inventor ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • In My Hands

    An utterly amazing, true, first-person account of one girl's experience in wartime. Irene Gut Opdyke was a Catholic Polish nursing student when WWII broke out. She soon became mired in the horrors of central Europe as, at various times, a partisan, a refugee, a housekeeper to the Nazis and, over all, as a heroine. She singlehandedly saved the lives of at least 16 Jewish people from the Holocaust ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Anne Frank and Children of the Holocaust

    by Carol Ann Lee ...
    The life story of Anne Frank set chronologically against the significant events of the Holocaust, e.g. Kristallnacht, the Kindertransports and D-Day. Spanning Anne's short life from 1929 to 1945, and the early rise of Hitler to the liberation of the concentration camps, this highly moving account examines both the fate of the Frank family and the wider picture of the Holocaust. Photographs ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Surviving the Angel of Death

    The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

    Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

    “[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street JournalHere is the tumultuous, heartrending, true ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki

    and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    **Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Winner****Middle School Book of the Year-- Northern Lights Book Awards****Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner**For the first time, middle readers can learn the complete story of the courageous girl whose life, which ended through the effects of war, inspired a worldwide call for peace.In this book, author Sue DiCicco and Sadako's older brother Masahiro ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Helen Keller

    Courage in the Dark

    series Step into Reading
    When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Most Dangerous

    Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

    Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War is New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth.“Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winnerA Nationa... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tell No One Who You Are

    The Hidden Childhood of Regine Miller

    During the days of Nazi terror in Europe, many Jewish children were taken from their families and hidden. Régine Miller was one such child, who left her mother, father, and brother when she was 10 years old. Utterly alone as she is shunted from place to place, told to tell no one she is Jewish, she hears that her mother and brother have been taken by the SS, the German secret police. Only her ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Alexander the Great Biography for Kids

    Just the Facts, #11

    by IP Factly ...
    Book 11 - Just the Facts
    IP Factly presents "Alexander the Great – Just the Facts!"Facts and photos telling the story of one of the most astonishing men in history.Alexander the Great biography for kidsA fun and fascinating way for young readers to discover more about one of history's most incredible figures.Alexander the Great for kids mixes facts, photos and even includes a video clip section.IP Factly books are ... Read more


  • Prairie Girl

    The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Illustrated by Renee Graef ...
    series Little House Nonfiction
    Prairie Girl has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher. ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Texting with Andy Warhol: An Art Biography Book for Kids

    Texting with History, #1

    by Bobby Basil ...
    Book 1 - Texting with History
    What if you could text with Andy Warhol?Alex, a curious child, gets to do just that! Alex texts with the pop artist Andy Warhol and learns about his works of art. Who knew soup cans could be considered art?! Andy texts Alex about his childhood struggles and becoming an internationally recognized artist. It's a kid-friendly biography that uses modern-day texting bubbles children understand and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus