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  • The Way Things Work Now

    This revised edition of David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work takes you into the inner workings of hundreds of machines and explains the science behind their technologies.From the simple lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Minecraft Redstone: 70 Top Minecraft Redstone Ideas Your Friends Wish They Know

    by Jason Scotts ...
    Mastering redstone is one of the more difficult challenges a Minecraft player can take on. It's confusing, complicated and tedious enough to make even the most dedicated players start pulling their hair out. Minecraft Redstone : 70 Top Minecraft Redstone Ideas Your Friends Wish They Know will explain some simple concepts that can give players a head start to understanding how this unusual red ... Read more

    $8.13 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

  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

    by Sami Bayly ...
    series The Illustrated Encyclopaedia series #1
    WINNER CHILDREN'S INDIE BOOK AWARD 2020SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA EVE POWNALL AWARD 2020SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN 2020SHORTLISTED FOR THE BEST DESIGNED CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION ILLUSTRATED BOOK ABDA AWARD 2020Marvel as you enter the fascinating hidden world of ugly animals in this encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom's most unusual and beauty-challenged s... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 101 Collective Nouns

    A beautifully illustrated picture book featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun - from the 2017 CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator of A-Z of Endangered Animals.A tribe of kiwis? A smack of jellyfish? A wisdom of wombats?Come along an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins. Featuring 101 full-colour animal ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Silk Roads

    The Extraordinary History that created your World – Illustrated Edition

    Illustrated by Neil Packer ...
    Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart – the journey along the Silk Roads.From ancient world ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD $13.63 AUD

  • The Inheritance Almanac

    An A to Z Guide to the World of Eragon

    by Mike Macauley ...
    series The Inheritance Cycle #23
    Christopher Paolini's internationally bestselling Inheritance series is an undisputed fantasy phenomenon, which has sold millions of copies in dozens of languages around the world, and has sparked the imaginations of countless children and adults. The Inheritance Almanac is a fascinating companion to the series: an A-Z guide to the exciting world of Eragon and Saphira, for both loyal fans and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Rocks and Minerals of The World

    Geology for Kids - Minerology and Sedimentology

    series Children's Rocks & Minerals Books
    Those stones you see might be an important mineral that the Earth creates. This book will open your child’s minds to the importance of the rocks and minerals you can dig up. It is a very informative book that is complete with images and just the right amount of texts too. Go ahead and get a copy of this book today! ... Read more

    $5.38 AUD

  • How to Guzzle Your Garden

    by Jackie French ...
    Children will love guzzling their garden - and it's not too much work as this book will show them. Jackie French is well-known as a gardening expert from her articles in many magazines and newspapers and her tV spot on 'Burke's Backyard'. In this book she will describe and show children how to easily and quickly set up a garden and be able to eat thing from it with little financial outlay and not ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals

    by Sami Bayly ...
    series The Illustrated Encyclopaedia series #2
    Dangerous animals get a bad rap, but this beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia helps us appreciate the incredible features of some of our more hair-raising animal species.With more than sixty of the most deadly and dangerous animals from across the world to explore, every page of this beautifully illustrated volume is more eye-opening than the last. You will learn interesting facts about these ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 10,000 Days of Thunder

    A History of the Vietnam War

    by Philip Caputo ...
    It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • A-Z of Australian Animals

    A beautifully illustrated hardback anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins.From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture book for boys and girls with a love of animals and a thirst for all things encyclopaedic. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • To the Moon and Back

    NEW REVISED EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDINGWho were the Honeysuckle Creek mob? And how did they assist the first moon landing?When man took the first step on the moon it was a bunch of Australian technicians who tracked the spacecraft and sent the first television pictures to the world. No, not at Parkes - the movie 'The Dish' got it wrong. They were from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Girls' Miscellany

    Fascinating information every girl should know

    by Lottie Stride ...
    The smart, the silly and the downright strange are brought together in a miscellany of extraordinary information that's essential for every girl to know. Packed full of fascinating facts and tantalizing trivia from the top ten problems for cave girls to the superpowers every girl should have. Learn how to confuse a pigeon, read about some truly gruesome girls and discover which woman has the ... Read more

    $4.07 AUD

  • Easy Learning Italian Complete Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (3 books in 1): Trusted support for learning (Collins Easy Learning)

    series Collins Easy Learning
    A handy 3-in-1 Italian study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand Italian reference and revision guide.This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Italian. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Italian at school, in an evening class, for ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Minecraft Guide to Survival

    by Mojang AB ...
    Minecraft Guide to Survival – an updated edition of Guide to Exploration - teaches you everything you need to know to stay alive in the Overworld.The world of Minecraft is waiting to be explored. But danger lurks around every corner and survival can prove difficult for even the bravest adventurer.The official Minecraft Guide to Survival will help you to stay alive. Learn how to find resources, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A-Z of Endangered Animals

    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 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Easy Learning German Complete Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (3 books in 1): Trusted support for learning (Collins Easy Learning)

    series Collins Easy Learning
    A handy 3-in-1 German study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand German reference and revision guide.This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of German. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning German at school, in an evening class, for work ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Magic School Bus Presents: Planet Earth

    by Tom Jackson ...
    Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken ...
    series Magic School Bus Presents
    THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS PLANET EARTH is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE THE EARTH.INSIDE THE EARTH taught thousands of kids about Earth's crust, mantle, and core. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS PLANET EARTH will expand upon the original title with fresh, updated Common Core-aligned content about all the wonders of our planet. ... Read more

    $7.58 AUD

  • Around The Globe - Must See Places in Europe

    Europe Travel Guide for Kids

    series Children's Explore the World Books
    Visit key places in Europe, and learn about their cultures and traditions too in less then 30 minutes! This book is heavy on knowledge but light on the budget. You can even use this book to teach geography to children too. This is definitely one for your collection. Buy a copy now! ... Read more

    $6.81 AUD

  • Better Than a Lemonade Stand

    Small Business Ideas For Kids

    Illustrated by Rob Husberg ...
    Start on the early road to success while having fun, learning new skills, and making money with this guide of more than fifty entrepreneurial ideas.Filled with delightfully simple business ideas, Better than a Lemonade Stand! is a fun guide packed with creative ideas that show how to start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, develop negotiating skills, and ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Surfing Scientist

    40 Cool Science tricks

    by Ruben Meerman ...
    Find out how to make ordinary stuff do extraordinary things with Ruben Meerman, the Surfing Scientist!Ages 7-12.Want to learn how to stick a potato through a straw? How you can make ice stick to a piece of cotton thread? Stick two books together without glue? Pick up a jar of rice with a pencil? Impress your mates? too easy - the Surfing Scientist can show you how!Using only household ingredients ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Hello, America

    The year is 1951 and eighteen-year-old Elli and her mother arrive in New York City. Finally they can leave behind bitter Holocaust memories and become real Americans! From office filing all day, to the challenge of night school, to interpreting the intentions of Alex, a handsome and persistent doctor, Elli soon finds learning English is only half as hard as "making it" in this new world.Against a ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses

    by Susan Brocker ...
    The true story of the courageous and loyal horses of World War One.The jet-black mare galloped wildly across the scorching white sands, the guns and shells exploding around her with a deafening roar. Her master spurred her on, his legs tightly gripping her heaving sides. With foam-flecked lips and ears laid flat, she thundered on through the flying bullets and choking dust . . .Every ANZAC Day we ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD