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People and Places, Non-Fiction

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  • They Came On Viking Ships

    by Jackie French ...
    Can enemy warriors become your friends? A story of adventure in a new landWhen Vikings raid and destroy a small coastal village, Hekja and her dog, Snarf, are captured and taken to Greenland.In this harsh and cold land, Hekja becomes a thrall - a slave - to Freydis Eriksdottir, daughter of the infamous Erik the Red. Hekja's fiery determination earns her the respect of her mistress.But Hekja's ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Children Just Like Me

    A New Celebration of Children Around the World

    by DK ...
    Learn about the incredible everyday lives of real children from around the world in this book about people and places for kids aged 7 to 9.From clothing around the world to different kinds of food, find out about everyday lives through the eyes and words of children themselves. In Children Just Like Me you will travel to a river in Vietnam to find out what life is like for Tai, who lives on a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Cat I Never Named

    A True Story of Love, War, and Survival

    The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide--and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.*Six Starred Reviews*A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction FinalistA Capitol Choices Remarkable BookA Mighty Girl Best BookA Malala Fund Favorite Book SelectionIn 1992, Amra was a teen in Bihac, Bosnia, when her best friend said the... ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • Battle Cries in the Wilderness

    The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years’ War

    series Canadians at War #5
    The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years War (1756-63) between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global economic, political and military supremacy in what some have called the first world war, the brutal conflict took on a unique North American character, particularly in the role Native ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book

    series Hogwarts Library book #1
    "A glance through Muggle art and literature of the Middle Ages reveals that many of the creatures they now believe to be imaginary were then known to be real."As every fan of the Harry Potter stories knows, the shelves of the Hogwarts Library are home to all sorts of fascinating books. There are three in particular you might have heard mentioned by certain Hogwarts students, and that you can add ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition

    Young Readers Edition

    by Li Cunxin ...
    One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime.But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book

    series Hogwarts Library book #3
    "The heroes and heroines who triumph in his stories are not those with the most powerful magic, but rather those who demonstrate the most kindness, common sense and ingenuity."As every fan of the Harry Potter stories knows, the shelves of the Hogwarts Library are home to all sorts of fascinating books. There are three in particular you might have heard mentioned by certain Hogwarts students, and ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.86 AUD

  • Quidditch Through the Ages

    A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book

    series Hogwarts Library book #2
    "At Queerditch Marsh, however, a game had been created that would one day become the most popular in the wizarding world."As every fan of the Harry Potter stories knows, the shelves of the Hogwarts Library are home to all sorts of fascinating books. There are three in particular you might have heard mentioned by certain Hogwarts students, and that you can add to your reading list too, including ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • True Spirit

    The Aussie girl who took on the world

    The story of a remarkable girl who followed her dream and conquered the world.On 15 May 2010, after 210 days at sea and 24,285 nautical miles, 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailed her yacht, Ella's Pink Lady, triumphantly back into Sydney Harbour. She had become the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted and non-stop around the world.Told in Jessica's own words, this fully updated edition of True ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Paper Planes

    by Steve Worland ...
    One paper plane flies straight and fast and true. Dylan's.Twelve-year-old Dylan Webber lives in outback Western Australia in a small country town. When he discovers he has a talent for folding and flying paper planes, Dylan begins a journey to reach the World Junior Paper Plane Championships in Japan.Along the way he makes unlikely new friends, clashes with powerful rivals and comes to terms with ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made

    THE GO-TO BOOK FOR PARENTS WANTING HELP WITH THAT TALK ...SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDSIt's one of the most amazing stories ever told -- and it's true!Funny, frank and embarrassment-free, THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF HOW BABIES ARE MADE gives a fresh take on the incredible tale of where we all come from.REVIEWS:'If you're looking for a book for children that ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Pharaoh

    by Jackie French ...
    Shortlisted CBC Book of the Year (Older Readers), ACT Book of the Year, and YABBA.The people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of Thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of the world.Then a devastating accident forces him to give up his right to the throne and sends him journeying across the ancient Middle East with the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Maddie Diaries

    A Memoir

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR OF DANCE SUPERSTAR MADDIE ZIEGLER!Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star -- she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over -- including those of pop superstar ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Born to Run

    My Story

    by Cathy Freeman ...
    Hi guys,Ever since I was little I only had one dream – to win a gold medal at the Olympics. When I was twenty-seven years old, my dream came true. I'll never forget that night at the Sydney 2000 Games – as I crossed the finish line, it was as if the whole of Australia was cheering for me. Sometimes I still wonder how it happened. When I was growing up, I felt no different to anyone else. I loved ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Refuge

    by Jackie French ...
    Brilliant in construct, compelling and extraordinarily moving, this is a book that speaks to each of us and reminds us that while we mightn't be refugees, we are all newcomers to this country and that everyone has a story worth hearing.When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak wave, Faris wakes from the shipwreck in an Australia he's always dreamed of. There are kangaroos ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Spotty Powder and other Splendiferous Secrets

    by Roald Dahl ...
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake ...
    A treasure trove of Dahl! Amazing facts - some funny, some silly - and an original chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory make this a splendiferous, surprising and delicious treat from the wonderful world of Roald Dahl!Listen to Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • One Thousand Paper Cranes

    The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue

    The inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • The History of Australian Crime

    The criminal history of Australia from bushrangers who robbed, raped and murdered their way across the Outback in the late 18th and 19th centuries to today's breed of celebrity villain, from Ned Kelly and Jack the Rammer to Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read and Alan Bond. ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Hope in a Ballet Shoe

    Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story

    Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher.Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Bob

    No Ordinary Cat

    by James Bowen ...
    The phenomenal bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob, featuring best friends James and street cat Bob, now available as a special edition for children aged 11 and above.'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob.'James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Finding Nevo

    How I Confused Everyone

    by Nevo Zisin ...
    Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, homosexual, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.Personal, political and passionate, Finding Nevo is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Running Like China

    A memoir of a life interrupted by madness

    From a talented emerging Australian writer, a brave, honest, unforgettable memoir about mental illness that breaks the silence and shatters the taboos to give hope to all those struggling to find their way through.'When I was eleven years old Mum told me, "One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name." Even before I heard these words I was always a child who crammed intense joy ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD