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  • The Summoner's Handbook

    by Taran Matharu ...
    Enter the world of the Summoner with this beautifully designed special edition handbook, including a complete illustrated Demonology and an exclusive new story."The ability to summon is passed down through the blood..."Summoner: One who is gifted with the ability to summon demonic creatures that are emotionally connected to their human counterparts.As brought to life in the bestselling Summoner ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Boy

    Tales of Childhood

    by Roald Dahl ...
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake ...
    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake.As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop.There are ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • More About Boy

    Tales of Childhood

    by Roald Dahl ...
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake ...
    This new rebrand of MORE ABOUT BOY is a favourite book containing a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the original text and illustrations from his much-loved memoir. With lots of little-known details, this is a must-have for all Dahl fans!Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Jacky Daydream

    Illustrated by Nick Sharratt ...
    Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie, Elsa, Lily and, of course, the brilliant Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself?Jacqueline takes a look back at her own childhood and teenage years in this captivating story of friendships, loneliness, books, family life and much ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Who Was Dr. Seuss?

    Illustrated by Nancy Harrison ...
    series Who Was?
    Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books- like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life. ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • A Velocity of Being

    Letters to A Young Reader

    In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artist's visual ... Read more

    $41.90 AUD

  • Knots in My Yo-Yo String

    Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday!"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" --The Washington PostFrom first ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Who Is J.K. Rowling?

    Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi ...
    series Who Was?
    Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator!In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • I Am Scout

    The Biography of Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee's life is as rich as ... Read more

    $13.30 AUD

  • The Boy on Fairfield Street

    Illustrated by Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher ...
    Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • Thomas Wolfe: Complete Works

    Look Homeward, Angel, Of Time and the River, The Web and the Rock, You Can’t Go Home Again... (Bauer Classics)

    series All Time Best Writers #26
    Thomas Wolfe is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing. His books, written and published from the 1920s to the 1940s, vividly reflect on American culture and the mores of that period, filtered through Wolfe's sensitive, sophisticated, and hyper-analytical perspective.'Thomas Wolfe: Complete Works' contains:NOVELSLook Homeward, ... Read more

    $0.54 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Girl from Yamhill

    A Memoir

    Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s heartfelt and relatable memoir—now with a beautifully redesigned cover!Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary’s books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humorous tales and heartfelt anxieties of middle ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond

    Illustrated by Wendell Minor ...
    In 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau began a radical experiment: he built a cabin in the woods and lived there, alone, examining the world around him. He spent his days walking the shores of Walden Pond, growing beans, observing plants and animals, and recording his reflections in his notebook. These reflections eventually became his seminal work Walden.In this lovely picture ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • Willie

    The Life of Willie Morris

    In 2000, readers voted Willie Morris (1934–1999) Mississippi's favorite nonfiction author of the millennium. After conducting over fifty interviews and combing through over eighty boxes of papers in the archives at the University of Mississippi, many of which had never been seen before by researchers, Teresa Nicholas provides new perspectives on a Mississippi writer and editor who changed ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • Finding Narnia

    The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother

    Illustrated by Jessica Lanan ...
    Finding Narnia is Caroline McAlister and Jessica Lanan's captivating picture book biography of two brothers, Jack and Warnie Lewis, whose rich imaginations led to the creation of the magical world of Narnia.Before C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, he was a young boy named Jack who spent his days dreaming up stories of other worlds filled with knights, castles, and talking animals. His ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • Meet Helen Keller: An Illustrated Biography of Helen Keller. For Children Age 8 & Up

    series Meet Famous People
    If you are looking for an inspirational, true-life hero to introduce your children to, Helen Keller is definitely a good choice! "Meet Helen Keller" was written for children age 8 & up. With many colorful illustrations, this biography focuses on Helen Keller's life stories and how she overcame her disabilities.Helen Keller was a very special woman who did not let a problem keep her from reaching ... Read more

    $3.97 AUD

  • Little Author in the Big Woods

    A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Illustrated by Jennifer Thermes ...
    Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming ... Read more

    $10.00 AUD

  • Who Was Maurice Sendak?

    Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi ...
    series Who Was?
    It seems entirely fitting that Maurice Sendak was born on the same day that Mickey Mouse first made his cartoon debut--June 10, 1928. Sendak was crazy about cartoons and comic books, and at twelve, after seeing Disney's Fantasia, he decided that he was going to become an illustrator. His love of childrens books began early: often sick and confined to bed, little Maurice read and read and read. ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • A Girl Named Faithful Plum

    The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream

    In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, persisted, even going on a hunger strike, ... Read more

    $8.57 AUD

  • Kid Authors

    True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers

    Illustrated by Doogie Horner ...
    by David Stabler ...
    series Kid Legends #4
    Funny and totally true childhood biographies and full-color illustrations tell the tales from the growing-up years of Beverly Cleary, J. R. R. Tolkien, and 13 other great writers.Every great author started out as a kid. Before the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world's most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Fantastic Mr Dahl

    by Michael Rosen ...
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake ...
    Life story of Roald Dahl, World's No.1 storyteller, creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and many more, brought to life by Michael Rosen - author, poet and former Children's Laureate. Written especially for children, with fun pages and illustrations by Quentin Blake.So, how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler ...
    A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien.John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • What's So Special About Shakespeare?

    by Michael Rosen ...
    Illustrated by Sarah Nayler ...
    An engaging, easy-to-use and informative biography of Shakespeare with humorous illustrations.So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on the life and works of William Shakespeare by award-winning author Michael Rosen. Ideal for ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Who Was Charles Dickens?

    Illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer ...
    series Who Was?
    As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era. Widely considered the greatest writer of the ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD