GREAT GIFT IDEAS AN OPEN BOOK David Malouf Hardback RRP $29.95
BRIDGE OF CLAY Markus Zusak Paperback RRP $32.99
An Open Book is the literary gift this summer. Perfect for fans of David Malouf's fiction, this collection is a tonic, an antidote to the grinding busyness of the everyday, and filled with wisdom, personal reflections and subtle reminders of the ways poetry, music and creativity enrich our lives.
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The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight, and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge; for his family, for his past, for his sins. He builds a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive. Markus Zusak makes his long-awaited return with a profoundly heartfelt and inventive novel about a family held together by stories, and a young life caught in the current: a boy in search of greatness, as a cure for a painful past.
PRESERVATION Jock Serong Paperback RRP $29.99
His most autobiographical novel to date, this novel follows a young Paulo on his travels through South America, Europe and south Asia; a journey back in time to relive the dream of a generation that dared to challenge the established social order, and one that sets the course of Paulo's life thereafter.
1797. On a beach not far from the settlement of Sydney, a boat picks up three shipwreck survivors. They have walked hundreds of miles and lost fourteen companions along the way. But their stories don't add up. Based on historical events, Preservation is a literary thriller of the highest order.
TWO OLD MEN DYING Tom Keneally Paperback RRP $32.99
THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN Mitch Albom Hardback RRP $32.99
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Inga Karlson died in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind a phenomenally successful first novel, the fragments of a second bookâ€”and a captivating literary secret. From the award-winning author of Addition and Nine Days, The Fragments is a superbly crafted mystery about a lost book and a secret love.
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In a quiet farming town somewhere in country New South Wales, war is brewing. The Year of the Farmer is a darkly satirical novel of a small country town battling the elements and one another, from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker.
HIPPIE Paulo Coelho Paperback RRP $29.99
THE FRAGMENTS Toni Jordan Paperback RRP $29.99
THE YEAR OF THE FARMER Rosalie Ham Paperback RRP $32.99
From the beloved author of Schindler's Ark comes an exquisite exploration of community and country, love and mortality spanning 40,000 years. The story of ancient Australia's Learned Man, and Shelby Apple, the documentary-maker following the discovery of his remains, and what both men are willing to die for.
In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie - the little girl he saved on earth - in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.
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AUSTRALIAN STORIES KERRY O'BRIEN, A MEMOIR Kerry O'Brien Hardback RRP $44.99 Walkley award-winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history. An engrossing memoir of a private life lived in the public eye.
THE LAND BEFORE AVOCADO Richard Glover Paperback RRP $29.99
BOYS WILL BE BOYS Clementine Ford Paperback RRP $32.99 The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford. Boys Will Be Boys examines what needs to change for equality to become a reality. It answers the question most asked of Clementine: 'How do I raise my son to respect women and give them equal space in the world?'
David Marr is one of Australia's most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. My Country collects his powerful reflections on religion, sex, censorship and the law; striking accounts of leaders, moralists and scandalmongers; elegant ruminations on the arts and the lives of artists, and some memorable new pieces.
WEDDERBURN Maryrose Cuskelly Paperback RRP $29.99
ON AIR Mike Carlton Hardback RRP $49.99
GERMAINE Elizabeth Kleinhenz Hardback RRP $39.99 As one of the first researchers permitted to trawl through the Germaine Greer Archive housed at the University of Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz uncovers the complex and contrary facets of Germaine Greer; domestic goddess and anarchist, scholar and bohemian, agitator and icon of the 20th century.
In this book, Walkleywinning journalist Leigh Sales talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable in the full glare of the media; expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Warm, candid and empathetic, this book illustrates what happens when ordinary people are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.
MY COUNTRY David Marr Hardback RRP $39.99
There's plenty of nostalgia for the Australia of old, but what was it really like? Richard Glover takes us on a journey to an almost unrecognisable place. It's peculiar and scary and sometimes surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado.
The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best. Wedderburn begins with an outwardly simple murder but expands to probe the dark secrets that fester within small towns, asking: is murder something that lives next door to us all?
ANY ORDINARY DAY Leigh Sales Paperback RRP $34.99
With characteristic humour and flair, Mike Carlton tells of the feuds and the friendships, the fun and the follies, writing candidly of the extraordinary parade of characters and events he has encountered in his fifty-year career in the media. On Air is his story, no holds barred.
UNFETTERED AND ALIVE Anne Summers Hardback RRP $39.99 The compelling story of Anne Summers' extraordinary life. Sharing revealing stories about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on, Summers is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes. A provocative and inspiring memoir from someone who broke through so many boundaries to show what women can do.
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THE ARSONIST Chloe Hooper Paperback RRP $34.99 On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. This book takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
SPEAKING UP Gillian Triggs Hardback RRP $45.00 As President of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs was fearless in advocating for the voiceless. In Speaking Up, Triggs dares women to be a little vulgar and men to move beyond their comfort zones to achieve equity for all. How did this aspiring ballet dancer, daughter of a tank commander and law academic become an activist? Speaking Up invites readers into Triggs' life as she shares the values that guide her convictions and causes that she champions.
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UNSHELTERED Barbara Kingsolver Paperback RRP $32.99 Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two different centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerising story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realise that though the future is uncertain, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred spirits - whether family or friends - and in the strength of the human spirit.
MELMOTH Sarah Perry Paperback RRP $29.99 From the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent comes a darkly inventive and deeply moving novel that speaks urgently to our times. Exquisitely written, and gripping until the very last page, this is a masterpiece of moral complexity, asking us profound questions about mercy, redemption, and how to make the best of our conflicted world.
OHIO Stephen Markley Paperback RRP $24.99 KILLING COMMENDATORE Haruki Murakami Hardback RRP $45.00 The epic new novel from this internationally acclaimed and bestselling author, a tour-de-force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby. A thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances that can only be closed by embarking on the most extraordinary of journeys.
TRANSCRIPTION Kate Atkinson Paperback RRP $32.99 In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. After the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past. But ten years later, different war is being fought, on a different battleground, and Juliet finds herself once more under threat.
The debut of a major writing talent; set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio, ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan— depicting one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013 when four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by the ghosts of their shared histories.
THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE Alice Nelson Paperback RRP $32.99 The pure, blinding love that it is possible to feel for children not our own weaves throughout this novel of Israeli kibbutz-born Marina and her experience caring for Constance and Gabriel, Rwandan refugees struggling with a new reality in New York City; a love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities.
FIRE AND BLOOD George RR Martin Hardback RRP $45.00 Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.
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RED BIRDS Mohammed Hanif Paperback RRP $29.99 An American pilot crash lands in the desert and takes refuge in the very camp he was supposed to bomb.. Written with his trademark wit, keen eye for absurdity and telling important truths about the world today, Red Birds reveals master storyteller Mohammed Hanif at the height of his powers.
THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS Carlos Ruiz Zafon Paperback RRP $34.99 The final chapter in the story that began with The Shadow of the Wind brings it to a grand finale. A tribute to the world of books and classic storytelling, Carlos Ruiz Zafon's masterwork is 832 pages crammed full of drama, intrigue, humour, passion and stories within stories.
NOVEMBER ROAD Lou Berney Paperback RRP $32.99 Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centres on a desperate cat-andmouse chase across 1960s America – a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Awardwinning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.
MATRYOSHKA Katherine Johnson Paperback RRP $29.99 The award-winning author of The Better Son is back with Matryoshka – a beautifully written and haunting tale of maternal love, family, secrets, violence and refuge, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tasmania.
SUMMER READS THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE Joanna Nell Paperback RRP $29.99 The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista Angie Valentine - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.
THE VALLEY Steve Hawke Paperback RRP $27.99 When Dancer falls foul of a local bikie gang, he heads into the Kimberley’s maze of rugged ranges. There he begins to unravel the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of his mother, Milly Rider. But the valley hides many secrets. And as Dancer learns the ways of his mother’s country, he uncovers a precious inheritance.
THE BUTCHERBIRD STORIES A.S Patric Hardback RRP $29.99 Eleven stories. Each like a matchstick struck to illuminate the darkness. Evocations of place ranging from a Bangla jungle to the deep, blue Danube to a winter beach in Melbourne excite and seduce. But what truly draws the reader in are the unexpected landscapes of people's lives, explored with rare sensitivity, grace and a fearless truthfulness.
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS Liane Moriarty Paperback RRP $32.99 The ten-day retreat at boutique health-andwellness resort Tranquillum House promises to change their lives. But not in the way they imagine . . . These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them. The new novel from the internationally bestselling author Liane Moriarty.
LITTLE Edward Carey Paperback RRP $29.99 The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris. Young Marie is befriended by royalty and radicals as she transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud. Dickensian in style with an unforgettable cast of characters and illustrations Little is a masterpiece for modern times.
SUITCASE OF DREAMS Tania Blanchard Paperback RRP $29.99 After enduring the horror of Nazi Germany and the chaos of postwar occupation, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia in 1956 full of hope for a new life. A sweeping, dramatic tale of love and identity from the bestselling author of The Girl from Munich.
THE BUS ON THURSDAY Shirley Barrett Paperback RRP $29.99 Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist. A new novel from the acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter and author of Rush Oh! Darkly funny, deeply unsettling and surprisingly poignant, Shirley Barrett's The Bus on Thursday is a strange and wild ride for all fans of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, David Lynch and Stephen King.
THE GIRL ON THE PAGE John Purcell Paperback RRP $32.99 From ultimate book industry insider, John Purcell, comes an incendiary, fast-paced novel set in the world of publishing, a story of ambition, integrity and the redemptive power of great literature. 'Fizzy, ferocious, and ice-pick sharp, packed with wit and heart' - AJ Finn, author of international bestseller The Woman in the Window.
SHELL Kristina Olsson Hardback RRP $35.00 In 1965 as Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s striking vision for the Sydney Opera House transforms the skyline and unleashes a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery threaten to tear the country apart. In this big, bold and hauntingly beautiful portrait of art and life, Shell captures a world on the brink of seismic change through the eyes of Pearl Keogh and Axel Lindquist, two unforgettable characters caught in the eye of the storm.
LOVE IS BLIND William Boyd Paperback RRP $32.99 Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel, set at the end of the 19th century; when Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and begin a new chapter in his life. There, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum. This love and its dangerous consequences pursue Brodie around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change at the turn of the century.
CEDAR VALLEY Holly Throsby Paperback RRP $29.99 On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley. One is a calm-looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street, sitting down on a footpath, where he leans silently against the glass window of a shop for hours. The other is 21-year-old Benny Miller. Fresh out of university, Benny has come to Cedar Valley in search of information about her mother, Vivian, who has recently died. A compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.
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THRILLING READS HEAVEN SENT Alan Carter Paperback RRP $29.99
THE LOST MAN Jane Harper Paperback RRP $32.99 Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects... For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.
KILL SHOT: A WYATT THRILLER Garry Disher Paperback RRP $29.99 December release, advance orders welcome Some people just work better alone. Enigmatic anti-hero and professional thief Wyatt is one of them. He's been getting by on nice quiet little burglaries—one-man jobs—when he gets wind of something bigger. Something involving a luxury yacht and a million dollars cash. The latest Wyatt thriller is Disher's best yet.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD – THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY J.K. Rowling Hardback RRP $39.99 The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald has escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. The second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling.
In the fourth thrilling book in the Cato Kwong series by award-winning writer Alan Carter, Cato is light on sleep but high on happiness with new wife Sharon Wang and their baby girl. But contentment is not compatible with life in the Job, and soon a series of murders of Fremantle’s homeless people gets in the way of Cato’s newfound bliss.
SOMEONE LIKE ME M. R. Carey Paperback RRP $29.99 Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. An alter-ego that will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating. From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.
MAN AT THE WINDOW Robert Jeffreys Paperback RRP $29.99
LETHAL WHITE Robert Galbraith Paperback RRP $32.99
December release, advance orders welcome When a boarding master at an exclusive boys' school is shot dead, it is deemed accidental. An atmospheric crime novel with a burning moral dilemma at its heart, Man at the Window is the first in the Detective Cardilini series, set in 1960s Western Australia.
During this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been...
IN A HOUSE OF LIES Ian Rankin Paperback RRP $32.99
THE SPITE GAME Anna Snoekstra Paperback RRP $29.99
In a House of Lies… everyone has something to hide, everyone has secrets, nobody is innocent. None more so than Detective John Rebus. The iconic Ian Rankin returns with a new Detective John Rebus novel this year's essential must-read bestseller.
Everyone does bad things when no one is watching. Ava can't put her high school years behind her until she's exacted her revenge on the people who hurt her the most. But bully ringleader Mel knows she's being watched, and she's ready to play Ava's games to the bitter end.
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN LADIES IN BLACK Madeleine St John Paperback RRP $22.99 Sydney, 1959. The Christmas rush is on, and the staff in the Ladies' Frocks Department of F.G. Goode's are run off their feet. Now a film directed by Bruce Beresford, Ladies in Black is a superb novel of contemporary manners and a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Lee Israel Paperback RRP $19.99 Now a major motion picture starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant —Lee Israel’s hilarious and shocking memoir of the astonishing caper she carried on for almost two years when she forged and sold more than three hundred letters by such literary notables as Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Noel Coward, and many others.
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BEAUTIFUL BOY David Sheff Paperback RRP $19.99 Now a major motion picture, starring Steve Carrell and Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid and immensely moving memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of a parent’s love for a child dealing with a drug addiction and seemingly beyond help.
TRUE LIFE STORIES ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE Eric Idle Paperback RRP $32.99 We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film.
THE WHITE DARKNESS David Grann Hardback RRP $29.99 David Grann tells the remarkably true story of Henry Worsley and his 2015 perilous quest to walk across Antarctica alone. Told with the intensity and power that have led David to be called ‘simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today’. A spellbinding story of courage, love and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.
HEARTLAND Sarah Smarsh Paperback RRP $32.99 An eye-opening, topical, and moving memoir of one woman's experience of working-class poverty in America. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is a searing, uncompromising look at class, identity, and the perils of having less in a country known for its excess.
MAGIC Jan Golembiewski Paperback RRP $29.99 A young man heads off on a journey to find out if magic still exists in the world, to know its wonder, and to see if it might save him when his own life is unexpectedly at stake. Magic is the story of an incredible journey, both physical and spiritual, that reverberates authenticity: the uniqueness of lived adventure and of a passionate heart and vision.
PAPA GOOSE Michael Quetting Paperback RRP $29.99 Laboratory director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Michael Quetting is exhausted and covered in goose droppings. One moment a gosling is sleeping soundly under his sweater and the next, there's one tugging at his shoelaces. Being father to a gaggle of goslings that won't let you out of their sight is a full-time job.
BECOMING Michelle Obama Hardback RRP $49.99 In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerising storytelling, Obama invites readers into her world; with unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words, and on her own terms.
THE BOOK OF DANIEL Jeff Apter Paperback RRP $32.99 December release, advance orders welcome Drawing on more than 15 years spent documenting the life and times of Daniel Johns and Silverchair, author Jeff Apter has brought Johns' story to life, revealing in remarkable detail the many struggles and triumphs of one of Australia's most distinctive and dazzling talents.
THE KING’S WAR Peter Conradi & Mark Logue Paperback RRP $32.99 The broadcast that George VI made to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 was the product of years of hard work with Lionel Logue, his iconoclastic Australianborn speech therapist. Yet the relationship between the two men did not end there, Logue was to play an even more important role at the monarch's side.
AFTER EMILY Julie Dobrow Hardback RRP $39.95 The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson’s genius to light. Utilizing hundreds of overlooked letters and diaries to weave together the stories of three unstoppable women, Julie Dobrow explores the intrigue of Emily Dickinson’s literary beginnings.
IN PIECES Sally Field Hardback RRP $45.00 Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
BLOWING THE BLOODY DOORS OFF AND OTHER LESSONS IN LIFE Michael Caine Paperback RRP $32.99 ‘Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.' With over 100 movies to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.
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LOVELY PICTURE BOOKS MY LITTLE GIFTS: A BOOK OF SHARING Jo Witek & Christine Roussey (Illus) Hardback RRP $21.99
TALES FROM THE INNER CITY Shaun Tan Hardback RRP $35.00 A stunning companion to Tales from Outer Suburbia. In this collection of illustrated short stories, world-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse. Age: 10+
ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT BEARS Laura Bunting & Philip Bunting Hardback RRP $17.99 Bears are tired. Sick and tired. Too many storybooks mean they have to stop what they are doing, that is, sleeping, and get up and be part of a story. Every story. Well, the bears have had enough. They are going on strike. Age: 4+
From the bestselling author of In My Heart comes a picture book about generosity. Readers will discover they have many gifts to give to the world—and that giving can be even more fulfilling than receiving. Featuring a die-cut cover and interior flaps throughout, My Little Gifts celebrates the gift of giving. Age: 2+
Why are trees so important? How many types are there? This book, by the author of The Book of Bees, answers these questions and more, tracking the history of trees from the time of the dinosaurs to the current day. A big, beautifully illustrated book on one of nature's greatest gifts: the tree. Age: 7+
MIDNIGHT AT THE LIBRARY Ursula Dubosarsky & Ron Brooks (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99
WIDE BIG WORLD Maxine Beneba Clarke & Isobel Knowles (Illus) Hardback RRP $26.99
In Midnight at the Library, critically-acclaimed author, Ursula Dubosarsky, and award-winning illustrator, Ron Brooks, traverse space and time, telling the story of a book throughout history. Dubosarsky and Brooks piece together the story of a book that was opened and loved, given and taken, closed and lost, found and forgotten before being discovered, uncovered and preserved at the library. Age: 5+
Difference is everywhere, just look and see. This whole-wide-big-world is wondrous-unique. A gorgeous picture book about our diverse and wonderful world from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles. Age: 5+
A MONSTER IN MY HOUSE Umbilical Brothers & Johan Potma (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 There's a Monster in my Bedroom. Keep very, very still. Tell me you can see it. It's giving me a chill… A funny, charming rhyming picture book about a house full of monsters with an unexpected twist from internationally acclaimed comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers, with gorgeous, rich illustrations by Berlin artist, Johan Potma. Age: 4+
CHERRIES Carrie Gallasch & Sara Acton (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 In this beautiful picture book, time stretches endlessly ahead as we’re transported to an idyllic summer of swinging from trees, running with kites and gazing at stars. With wistful illustrations by award-winning Sara Acton, Cherries is a story about the freedom of childhood and the magic of that first bite of summer fruit. Age: 3+
THE BOOK OF TREES Piotr Socha Hardback RRP $35.00
TRICKY'S BAD DAY Alison Lester Hardback RRP $19.99 Australia’s favourite picture-book creator, Alison Lester, taps into the chaotic and funny world of young families with Tricky’s Bad Day, a delightful rhyming picture book about one of those days when nothing seems to go right – until an outdoor adventure saves the day. Age: 3+
THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP Natalie Jane Prior & Cheryl Orsini Hardback RRP $19.99 On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined. An enchanting new collection of fully illustrated stories from two much-loved Australian creators, and the perfect gift for any young booklover. Age: 4+
Ben hunted the tiger through the chapter and into science books fiction. It was hiding somewhere amongst the shelves. Its striped coat rippled across the books. In the gardenin g section, he almost caught it by the tail. The tiger needed something to eat. There was browsing the a large lady cookery shelves and two little with nice sturdy girls legs looking at picture books. Any one of them would have made a delicious meal. But the tiger had someone else in mind ...
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FOR THE VERY YOUNG ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are. All the Ways to be Smart teaches children that there are many different ways to succeed. Age: 3+
WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO THE MOON Sasha Beekman & Vivienne To (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 Your pet iguana, tapdancing shoes, an inflatable moose … What else might you need when you’re going to the moon? From an exciting new duo comes a heartfelt story about dreaming your biggest dream and taking it to the stars. Age: 1+
OSCAR THE HUNGRY UNICORN Lou Carter & Nikki Dyson (Illus) Paperback RRP $15.99 Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you're a unicorn who eats everything in sight. No one wants him around: not the pirates or the fairies or the dragons. Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Well, it just so happens that Princess Oola has been searching for a unicorn FOR EVER ... Age: 0+
GIRAFFE PROBLEMS Jory John & Lane Smith (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. He's tried everything to hide it... But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, he is shown that his neck has a purpose and looks excellent in a bow tie. Age: 3+
MAMIE Tania McCartney Hardback RRP $24.99 December release, advance orders welcome When Mamie's family move to Australia, she misses green fields drenched with rain. Will she ever find new fairy friends in this strange and beautiful land? From the talented Tania McCartney comes an exquisite book that celebrates the life of renowned children's author and illustrator, May Gibbs. Age: 3+
Eww! What a stinker! Pig isn't just the world's greediest Pug, he's the DIRTIEST too. It's high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . . Age: 3+
PIG THE WINNER FINGER PUPPET BOXED SET Box Set RRP $24.99 THELMA THE UNICORN HAT BOXED SET Box Set RRP $34.99 Also availble from Aaron Blabey are two fantastic box sets. Choose from Pig the Winner with Pig and Trevor finger puppets or Thelma the Unicorn with your very own Thelma the Unicorn hat! Age: 3+
WE ARE ALL EQUAL P Crumble & Jonathan Bentley (Illus) Hardback RRP $19.99 No matter who you are, where you come from, where you live, what you look like, who you love, whether you are small or tall, whether you walk or run, this book celebrates the richness in our differences and the joy that… we are all equal. Age: 4+
NEW YORK MELODY Helene Druvert Hardback RRP $29.99 This book joins a runaway musical note as she soars out of the orchestra and into the New York night. Druvert's intricate lasercuts and delicate illustrations show the Big Apple and its sights at their very best, and offer a wonderfully imaginative introduction to the city and its music. Age: 5+
PIG THE GRUB Aaron Blabey Hardback RRP $17.99
BONNIE AND BEN RHYME AGAIN Mem Fox Hardback RRP $19.99 A companion to Good Night, Sleep Tight! Join Bonnie and Ben as they rhyme their way through the day...until a twinkle, twinkle, little star calls them home. From Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the team behind bestselling classics including Ducks Away, This and That and Where is the Green Sheep? Age: 3+
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BUMBLEBUNNIES: THE POND Graeme Base Hardback RRP $16.99 Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are playing happily in the garden. But when disaster strikes, who will save the day? From the award-winning bestselling creator of Animalia comes a new series to delight young readers. Age: 3+ INSPIRATION GRAEME BASE SHARES HIS S NIE BUN FOR THE BUMBLE little, we had a Years ago, when our kids were by the customary hutch in the garden inhabited y were, frankly, the little group of white rabbits. The tures imaginable. crea ive pass , most unimpressive r was in a ghte dau Around the same time, our called ‘Busy Bees’ show a on put that p grou dance in yellow-and-black in which they got dressed up day, I was looking striped bumblebee outfits. One its and the word rabb the at ow wind en kitch out the d, followed hea my into ped pop ‘BumbleBunnies’ erheroes of the moments later by the line ‘Sup less rabbits leading Garden’. The idea of our brain e me smile and I mad oes rher supe a secret life as it into a book. e mak to knew immediately I had
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THE FIRST ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEONY Nette Hilton & Lucinda Gifford (Illus) Hardback RRP $19.99 Once upon a time there was a dear little girl called Peony. That's P.E.O.N.Y. And it's me. I live in a Castle with my Dragon whose name is Totts. That's T.O.T.T.S And that makes me a Princess if you really want to know. In this gorgeously illustrated book encouraging imaginative play, Peony is an ordinary girl who believes herself a princess. In her first adventure, she must keep an evil troll (her brother) from trying to steal her dragon (dog) - and avoid being eaten by a bear, which is really hard work. Age: 5+
THE TALES OF MR WALKER Jess Black & Sara Acton (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 On a brilliant autumn's day, Mr Walker arrives at the grandest hotel in town. While things get off to a wobbly start, this charming labrador is determined to put his best paw forward. Four delightful stories inspired by the real-life Mr Walker, a Guide Dog Ambassador at the Park Hyatt Melbourne. All royalties to Guide Dogs Victoria.
When Freja and Tobias arrive in Claviers, Provence, it feels like home. The village is surrounded by olive groves and lavender fields. But a spate of criminal activity casts a cloud over the village. Freja is determined to solve the mystery, but the closer she gets, the more impossible things seem to become...
HOW TO RAISE YOUR GROWN UPS Lauren Child Hardback RRP $19.99 The Bobton-Trent seniors certainly know how to make the most of their extravagant wealth. Unluckily for Hubert, his spare time is spent steering his rather unruly set of grown-ups out of trouble. Lauren Child revisits one of her most popular characters in these brand-new, laughout-loud stories about the rather unconventional Bobton-Trents! Age: 6+
ELIZABELLA MEETS HER MATCH: ELIZABELLA, BOOK 1 Zoë Norton Lodge & Georgia Norton Lodge (Illus) Paperback RRP $14.99 Elizabella is ten and a quarter. She's a Poet, Fixer of Fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other? Age: 8+
THE GIRL, THE DOG AND THE WRITER IN PROVENCE Katrina Nannestad Paperback RRP $16.99
HELP AROUND THE HOUSE Morris Gleitzman Paperback RRP $16.99 Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national capital who most need his help - it's the rich and powerful. Age: 7+
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THE ADVENTURES OF CATVINKLE Elliot Perlman & Laura Stitzel (Illus) Hardback RRP $19.99 When a pampered cat has to share her home with a lost dog, sparks are set to fly. To her surprise, Catvinkle starts to like Ula. She even tells Ula her three secrets. But a cat and a dog can’t be friends – can they? A tail-spin of a tale that will make you howl with laughter – and remind you that if you aren’t open to adventure, you might never meet your best friend. Age: 7+
FANTASTIC WORLDS THE SLIGHTLY ALARMING TALE OF THE WHISPERING WARS Jaclyn Moriarty Hardback RRP $22.99 When the Whispering Wars break out, the town of Spindrift is thrust onto the front lines. Children are being stolen, Witches, Sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town, and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat. From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics. Age: 10+
GIRLTOPIA Hilary Rogers Paperback RRP $14.99 Clara is the sort of girl who hates getting into trouble. She even hates it when others get into trouble. But when every single man and boy in the city are struck down by a mysterious illness, Clara realises this is no time to be worrying about being good. Age: 11+
INSIDE THE VILLIANS Clotilde Perrin Hardback RRP $29.99 Lift the flaps to get right inside each villain and see what’s hidden—behind their ears, under their clothes, in their pockets, even the victim of their last meal waiting to be rescued. Read all about each villain on their personality card, which shows strengths and weaknesses, favourite pastimes, physical characteristics, their best meal and—of course— their favourite books. Age: 5+
DRAGON DAUGHTER Liz Flannagan Paperback RRP $18.99
Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery -a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. Their story is fully illustrated by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era adventure - full colour. Age: 9+
Servant girl Milla witnesses a murder and discovers four strange eggs. Dragon eggs! Her world is turned completely upside down as she finds herself living a secret life in the palace caring for a dragon alongside her former masters. But with unrest and rioting in the town, Milla starts to wonder if keeping the dragons a secret is really the right idea. Age: 10+
DUEL AT ARALUEN: RANGER'S APPRENTICE THE ROYAL RANGER 3 John Flanagan Paperback RRP $18.99 December release, advance orders welcome The Royal Ranger is back, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Maddie must find the Heron brotherband and convince them to join her so she can free her father and save the kingdom of Araluen. Will they reach the castle in time? And when all is done, who will rule Araluen? Age: 8+
A MAP OF DAYS: THE FOURTH NOVEL OF MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN Ransom Riggs Paperback RRP $24.99
AND THE OCEAN WAS OUR SKY Patrick Ness & Rovina Cai (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99 From the New York Times bestselling author Patrick Ness comes this remarkable work, turning the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and telling a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate. Featuring lush, atmospheric illustrations from Australian artist Rovina Cai. Age: 10+
THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS; THE CASE OF THE LEFT HANDED LADY: ENOLA HOLMES, BOOK 1 & 2 Nancy Springer Paperbacks RRP $14.99 each Enola Holmes might be the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, but she manages to outsmart him at every turn, solving thrilling mysteries in her very own way... Hugely entertaining mysteries with a delightful, smart and unstoppable heroine. Age: 10+
NOVELTY & GIFT DRAGON POST Emma Yarlett Hardback RRP $24.99 From the award-winning Emma Yarlett comes this vibrantlyillustrated interactive book. One day Alex finds a dragon living under his stairs. Unsure what to do Alex asks for help! Open the letters Alex receives from the fire brigade, butcher and more as he tries to take care of his new friend. Age: 5+
WHERE'S WALLY? THE SPECTACULAR SPOTLIGHT SEARCH Martin Handford Hardback RRP $24.99 Hey! Who turned out the lights? It’s Wally like you’ve never seen him before… turn the pages and search six spectacular darkened scenes! Use the paper spotlight searcher inside as a magic torch by sliding it across the page to reveal Wally and his friends.
EGYPT MAGNIFIED David Long & Harry Bloom (Illus) Hardback RRP $27.99 Explore ancient Egypt, from the Nile to the pyramids, and learn what life was like for pharaohs, slaves and scribes in this fascinating search-and-find adventure. Use the magnifying glass to spot over 200 things in each eye-boggling illustration. Age: 5+
ILLUMINATLAS Carnovsky & Kate Davies Hardback RRP $35.00 Set off on a journey around the world. Use a three-colour lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings. Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an atlas like no other. Age: 8+
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SEEING STARS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE 88 CONSTELLATIONS Sara Gillingham Hardback RRP $34.95 This artful and accessible introduction to constellations will equip children with the information they need to locate, name, and explain constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured with tips on how to find it, what times of year it is visible, key stars and asterisms within its grouping, as well as the story behind it. Complete with star maps, timetables, and a glossary at the back, this comprehensive volume of visual reference and beauty is perfect for inquisitive young stargazers. Age: 7+
THE UPSIDE-DOWN HISTORY OF DOWN UNDER Alison Lloyd & Terry Denton Hardback RRP $24.99 The story of Australia starts about 200 million years ago, when it floated away from Africa... very, very slowly. It was home to giant animals, then the first Australians, and for a long time this wild and wonderful land was a mystery to the rest of the world. Until the English decided it would make the best jail ever... Age: 8+
AUSTRALIAN BIRDS Matt Chun Hardback RRP $29.99 In Australian Birds, acclaimed artist Matt Chun showcases 16 remarkable species that have captured the imagination of the world. From the iconic cockatoo, to the endangered Cassowary, Australian Birds has been carefully curated to inform and entrance readers of all ages. Age: 3+
NON-FICTION FOR KIDS HUMAN WORLD AJ Wood, Mike Jolley & Andres Lozano (Illus) Hardback RRP $35.00 Travel from our earliest beginnings to the modern day, and discover how our evolution is interconnected by following the arrows that link to charts on related topics throughout the book. This visual compendium of wonders is full of fascinating information for curious young readers. Age: 9+
RIVERS: A VISUAL HISTORY FROM RIVER TO SEA Peter Goes Hardback RRP $34.99 Following our seas and rivers is a compelling way to tell the story of our planet. Discover how a hippo runs over the riverbed instead of swimming. Find the river where people searched for the legendary Mokole Mbembe for centuries, and learn how the submarine Boaty McBoatface got its name. Age: 7+
A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE ON EARTH Clemence Dupont Hardback RRP $39.99 The story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. When folded out to 8 metres in length, this beautifully illustrated visual timeline makes learning about our planet's fascinating history easy and entertaining. Age: 6+
THE DAREDEVIL'S GUIDE TO DANGEROUS PLACES Paperback RRP $19.99 Hazard hunters Eddie and Junko are exploring some of the most extreme environments on Earth – places no-one should really venture! But don’t worry, they have their dangermobile bristling with gadgets to tackle any eventuality. Packed full of awesome facts, jaw-dropping photos and hilarious illustrations, this tour of the world’s most dangerous places is not for the faint of heart! Kids will discover the fires of erupting Stromboli, the fastest winds on Earth at Mt Washington, the snapping jaws of Australia’s Mary River crocodiles, and much more. Age: 8+
BUILD YOUR OWN DINOSAUR MUSEUM Hardback RRP $29.99 This activity book makes readers the dinosaur experts as they open crates, assemble fossils and build themed exhibits using the materials provided. Fun and interactive, this prehistoric pop-up challenges potential palaeontologists to create their own dinosaur museum. Age: 6+
ANCIENT WONDERS: THEN AND NOW Hardback RRP $24.99 From the Roman Colosseum to Stonehenge, this book reveals some of the world's greatest man-made structures and how they were built. By opening the gate-folds and lifting the flaps, kids will travel back in time to discover why these wonders were constructed and their role in ancient life. Age: 5+
BESTSELLING KIDS SERIES FRANKIE FISH AND THE VIKING FIASCO Peter Helliar Paperback RRP $14.99 Best friends Frankie and Drew are desperate to win this year’s Halloween costume parade, and they know exactly what will give them the edge: authentic Viking costumes from olden-day Norway! What could possibly go wrong? Age: 8+
SUPERBAD: THE BAD GUYS EPISODE 8 Aaron Blabey Paperback RRP $14.99 The International League of Heroes want you! But what are they looking for exactly? Gigantic muscles? Super speed? Mind powers? Shape-shifting awesomeness? Possibly. But are they looking for a nude Wolf? An unconscious Piranha? A muffinstealing Snake? And a... toaster with a fin and really big teeth? Age: 7+
BIRTHDAY DRAMA: DORK DIARIES, BOOK 13 Rachel Renee Russell Paperback RRP $16.99 Nikki Maxwell is celebrating her birthday, but what’s causing the drama? Find out in the thirteenth instalment from the bestselling Dork Diaries series. Age: 7+ Exclusive Offer: Purchase a copy of Birthday Drama and receive a FREE Best Friends Necklace. *While stocks last.
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THE MELTDOWN: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, BOOK 13 Jeff Kinney Paperback RRP $14.99 When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. Age: 8+
FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD ILLUSTRATED EDITION J.K. Rowling & Chris Riddell (Illus) Hardback RRP $45.00 A spectacular full¬colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s fairytale classic The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with breathtaking illustrations by all-round genius and beloved treasure Chris Riddell. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. Age: 7+
THE ICE MONSTER David Walliams & Tony Ross (Illus) Paperback RRP $22.99 The multi-million bestselling author is back with his biggest and most epic adventure yet. The Ice Monster is the story of the unlikely friendship of a ten-year-old girl and a 10,000-year-old mammoth. Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. Age: 8+
STORIES FOR KIDS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Ben Brooks Hardback RRP $35.00 Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go. Age: 8+
WAKESTONE HALL Judith Rossell Hardback RRP $24.99 Stella Montgomery is in disgrace, and the Aunts have decided there is only one thing to be done. She is to be sent to Wakestone Hall, a grim and dreadful boarding school where the disobedient are tamed. Life at school is miserable, and when a friend disappears, Stella is determined to find her… Age: 9+
THE RESTLESS GIRLS Jessie Burton & Angela Barrett (Illus) Hardback RRP $27.99
THE AFTERWARDS A.F. Harrold & Emily Gravett (Illus) Hardback RRP $24.99
A dazzling, feminist reinterpretation of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse, beautifully illustrated by Angela Barrett. The Restless Girls is the book that every little girl and boy needs to read, a fairytale about family, sisterhood, imagination and bravery. Age: 8+
A powerful and poignant story about friendship from the magnificent pairing of A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett, the creators of the critically acclaimed and awardwinning The Imaginary. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl. Age: 8+
REBEL CATS! BRAVE TALES OF FEISTY FELINES Kimberlie Hamilton Paperback RRP $19.99
LIMELIGHT Solli Raphael Paperback RRP $16.99
December release, advance orders welcome An engaging collection about cats who are the heroes of their own stories, Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines introduces us to fur-raising facts and adventures from around the world and across the centuries. Age: 8+
Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, the book features the viral video sensation ‘Australian Air’, which has been viewed 3.5 million times. Solli’s work tackles current social concerns for his generation, all the while amplifying his uplifting message of hope. Age: 10+
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WUNDERSMITH Jessica Townsend Paperback RRP $16.99 Wunder is gathering in Nevermoor ... Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. And she is fast learning that not all magic is used for good. Morrigan Crow's perilous adventures continue in the most anticipated sequel of the year, a treat for all fans of magic and Wunder. Age: 9+ EXCLUSIVE! Buy a copy of Wundersmith for a chance to WIN one of two handmade leather-bound, signed and numbered editions of Nevermoor and Wundersmith – only four in the world! For more details go to the competitions page at www.indies.com.au
LENNY'S BOOK OF EVERYTHING Karen Foxlee Paperback RRP $19.99 Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their mother, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else. The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of the Burrell's Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world and dream about a life of freedom and adventure. But as Davey's health deteriorates, Lenny realises that some wonders can't be named. Age: 10+
LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME Kate DiCamillo Hardback RRP $19.99 When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night telling her the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her friends, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate and find a way home. From best-selling author Kate DiCamillo, this story will stay with you long after you've read it. Age: 9+ Purchase a copy of Louisiana’s Way Home for your chance to WIN a set of 7 signed Kate DiCamillo books! For more details go to the Competitions page at www.indies.com.au
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A WINTER'S PROMISE Christelle Dabos Paperback RRP $22.99 With a feisty, unforgettable heroine, a rich universe, romance and thrilling intrigue, A Winter's Promise will appeal equally to readers of Cornelia Funke, Scott Westerfeld and Margaret Rogerson. An award-winning bestseller in France, by a young author inspired by the world of Harry Potter, the first volume in the YA/ crossover fantasy series The Mirror Visitor series is rapidly becoming a global literary sensation. Discover the first instalment in a grand saga, and a wildly talented new fantasy author. Age: 13+
DRY Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman Paperback RRP $16.99 When the taps suddenly run dry, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turn against each other on the hunt for water. When her parents don't return, she and her brother will need to make impossible choices to find water... and to survive. Age: 14+
WHAT IF IT'S US Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera Paperback RRP $16.99 From NYT bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Adam Silvera ( They Both Die At The End) comes a long-awaited collaboration about two very different young men who can't decide if the universe is pushing them together or pulling them apart. Age: 12+
NEVER WORLD WAKE Marisha Pessl Paperback RRP $16.99 THE BONELESS MERCIES April Tucholke Paperback RRP $16.99 Frey, Ovie, Juniper and Runa are four young female death-traders, hired to kill quickly, quietly and mercifully. Frey has no family, no home, no fortune, and yet her blood sings a song of glory. So when she hears of a monster slaughtering men, women, and children in a northern jarldom, she decides this is the Mercies’ one chance to change their fate…but glory comes at a price. This is an epic YA fantasy set in a breathtaking new world. Age: 14+
Five friends–the beautiful elite at their exclusive prep school–reunite a year after graduation. After a night out, they narrowly avoid a collision with a car on a deserted road. Back at the mansion belonging to one of the girls, a storm rages and a mysterious man knocks on the door, announcing something worldshattering. Age: 13+
December release, advance orders welcome Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the hotly anticipated and final novel in the bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.
VILLAIN Michael Grant Paperback RRP $19.99
LIBERTY Nikki McWatters Paperback RRP $19.95
Acclaimed author Michael Grant’s globally bestselling Gone series continues with Villain, where old foes return and new ones rise, with action-packed scenes, gory battles, and plot twists that will leave readers scrambling for more. Age: 15+
The companion to Hexenhaus, an action-filled account of three women, all living in different times but descended from one female bloodline, who find themselves fighting forces that threaten their freedom. Blisteringly relevant to young readers today when the ideals of sisterhood, loyalty and courage are once again being called to the fore.
WHAT THE WOODS KEEP Katya de Becerra Paperback RRP $16.99
THIS THING OF DARKNESS Matt Davies Paperback RRP $18.99
On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home - on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. A stunning debut novel that combines mystery, science fiction and dark fantasy in a twisty story sure to keep you mesmerized right up to the final page. Age: 13+
Riley's sister is dead and she feels responsible. Nothing numbs the pain. Nobody gets her. Until she meets Dean. He's new to the school, mysterious, and Riley is immediately drawn to him. But when Dean's dark past surfaces, their two tortured worlds collide. This Thing of Darkness explores the power of understanding and forgiveness—even when the pain is unbearable and the crime unspeakable. Age: 12+
THE RIFT Rachael Craw Paperback RRP $19.99 For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home. Can she and Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and gifts, save the Island from disaster? Age: 14+
QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS Cassandra Clare Paperback RRP $27.99
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HISTORY & MILITARY WRITTEN IN HISTORY Simon Sebag Montefiore Hardback RRP $35.00 In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows us a collection of the greatest letters in history, charting world-shaping events and revealing the unique personalities of some of history's most famous figures, and tells us why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now - and illuminate tomorrow.
NEW JERUSALEM Paul Ham Hardback RRP $45.00 In February 1534 a radical religious sect seized the city of Münster, in the German-speaking land of Westphalia, renaming it ‘New Jerusalem’. The story that follows holds a terrible fascination in our own time, scarred again by the return of religious wars, of hatred and slaughter, all in the name of a god or a faith.
EREBUS: THE STORY OF A SHIP Michael Palin Paperback RRP $35.00 HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. Here, Michael Palin brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic.
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY Peter FitzSimons Hardback RRP $49.99 The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.
THE WESTERN FRONT DIARIES OF CHARLES BEAN Peter Burness Hardback RRP $79.99 Australia's official First World War correspondent, Charles Bean, saw more of the Australian Imperial Force's actions and battles on the Western Front than anyone. While a selection of Bean's private wartime diaries relating to the Gallipoli campaign have been available for some time, Bean's Western Front diaries are published here for the first time, edited by historian Peter Burness, and accompanied by over 500 photographs, sketches and maps.
HEROES Stephen Fry Paperback RRP $35.00 Few mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece, witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.
THE COLOUR OF TIME Dan Jones & Marina Amaral Hardback RRP $45.00 The Colour of Time charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace. A brilliant artist, working with a bestselling historian, uses techniques to bring to life 200 photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world.
BY SEA AND STARS Trent Dalton Hardback RRP $24.99 December release, advance orders welcome A dazzlingly vivid account of the epic voyage that led to the founding of our nation. This is no dry history of simple dates and names, but a spellbinding encounter with the real people involved and their stories of death, duty, lust, glory, violence, escape and mutiny – and a great southern land.
FOR VALOUR: AUSTRALIANS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS Aaron Pegram & Craig Blanch Hardback RRP $79.99 For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. Vivid descriptions of events on the battlefield are matched with biographical profiles of each of the recipients to provide insights into their lives outside wartime service.
BLACK SNAKE Leo Kennedy Hardback RRP $35.00 The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. When their paths crossed at Stringybark Creek it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the other. This is the most compelling national rebuttal of the Ned Kelly myth ever, written by Leo Kennedy, the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy.
BANJO Grantlee Kieza Hardback RRP $39.99 Discover the real Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson in this landmark biography by acclaimed writer Grantlee Kieza. Australia's most celebrated poet and storyteller helped define our national traits of loyalty, mateship and laconic humour, but he did and was so much more. A soldier in the Boer War and WWI, the balladeer bushman was also a solicitor, newspaper editor, columnist, war and foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster.
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DIVING FOR SEAHORSES: THE SCIENCE OF MEMORY Hilde Østby & Ylva Østby Paperback RRP $29.99
TO OBAMA Jeanne Marie Laskas Paperback RRP $32.99
What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? Diving for Seahorses answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties: our memory. Sisters Hilde and Ylva Østby – one an acclaimed writer the other a neuropsychologist—skilfully interweave history, research and personal stories in this fascinating exploration of the evolving science of memory from its Renaissance beginnings to the present day. They interview top neuroscientists, famous novelists, taxi drivers and quizmasters to help explain how memory works, why it sometimes fails and what we can do to improve it.
THE NEW SILK ROADS Peter Frankopan Paperback RRP $27.99 December release, advance orders welcome 'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically.
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EUROPE: A NATURAL HISTORY Tim Flannery Paperback RRP $34.99 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents—Asia, North America and Africa— formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high energy. Europe is where the first coral reefs formed. It was once home to some of the world's largest elephants. And it played a vital role in the evolution of our own species. A surprising and absorbing new work from one of Australia's most brilliant minds.
Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. This is the story of how they shaped his presidency. Together they reveal the diary of a nation. An intimate look at one man’s relationship with the American people, and at a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House.
PRIMATE CHANGE Vybarr Cregan-Reid Paperback RRP $29.99 Humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene'. But while we have been busy changing the shape of our world, our ways of living have been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too. Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies.
ADAM SPENCER'S TOP 100 Adam Spencer Paperback RRP $34.99 Australia’s funniest mathematician returns in 2018 with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy. Packed full of fascinating facts, tantalising trivia, brain-busting number puzzles, and much much more.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND ONE VERY NAUGHTY FRUIT Mikey Robins Hardback RRP $35.00 In this irreverent romp through the history of food via the Seven Deadly Sins, Mikey Robins uncovers the most bizarre food-related stories of all time and becomes your personal guide down history’s gullet and into the underbelly of our wildest desires, darkest fears and guiltiest pleasures.
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BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS Stephen Hawking Hardback RRP $29.99 The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science. A percentage of all royalties will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
WOO'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATHS Eddie Woo Paperback RRP $29.99 Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number? Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.
THE BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WRITING 2018 Edited by John Pickrell Paperback RRP $29.99 Now in its eighth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 draws on the knowledge and insight of Australia's brightest authors, journalists and scientists to challenge perceptions of the world we think we know. This year's selection includes the best of Australia's science writing talent: Jo Chandler, Andrew Leigh, Michael Slezak, Elizabeth Finkel, Bianca Nogrady, Ashley Hay, Joel Werner, Margaret Wertheim and many more.
RAGE BECOMES HER Soraya Chemaly Paperback RRP $32.99 A conversation-shifting book urging 21st-century women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it as a tool for positive change. Just as Quiet brought about a new embrace of introversion, Rage Becomes Her will bring about an embrace of feminine anger that will leave women feeling liberated and inspired.
COOKING UP A FEAST SMITH & DELI-CIOUS Shannon Martinez & Mo Wyse Hardback RRP $50.00 You know it’s good when there’s always a line around the block. Smith & Deli is a trailblazing vegan deli, a Melbourne gem that outgrew its bricks from day one. Fortunately for you, these pages help you skip the queue and go right to the good stuff.
THE COOK'S APPRENTICE Stephanie Alexander Hardback RRP $45.00 The essential teaching cookbook for the younger cook who's just starting out. Arranged alphabetically, this wonderful book includes 56 ingredient chapters – from Apples to Zucchini – and more than 300 achievable recipes ranging from classics every cook will want to try, to exciting new dishes that reflect our diverse nation.
LANDS OF THE CURRY LEAF Peter Kuruvita Hardback RRP $49.99
THE MEZZE COOKBOOK Salma Hage Hardback RRP $49.95
A celebration of all things vegetable on a journey through the subcontinent and beyond - from Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Showing that vegetables, grains and pulses can be culinary stars, Peter Kuravita takes simple, healthgiving ingredients, adds a host of exciting spices, and transforms them into a complete and joyous meal.
The 140 home-cooking recipes exploring the regional diversity of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. From Roasted Cauliflower with Sweet and Smoky Tahini Sauce to Date Pastries with Fig Ice Cream, Middle Eastern Mezze is packed with both traditional and modern takes on this age-old method of sharing food.
MEAT Anthony Puharich & Libby Travers Hardback RRP $79.99 The first and last word on meat written by a world-famous Aussie butcher. Over 110 recipes showcase the major cuts and draw on cuisines and chefs from around the world. Lavishly photographed and illustrated, it is sure to become a modern classic and a requirement for every kitchen.
THE CATALAN KITCHEN Emma Warren Hardback RRP $55.00 Catalonia is a beautiful region situated on the west coast of the Mediterranean and blessed with one of the richest food cultures in Europe. Beautifully packaged with stunning location and food photography, The Catalan Kitchen is the ultimate cookbook for lovers of authentic Spanish and Mediterranean food.
FAMILY Hetty McKinnon Paperback RRP $39.99 Veggies and family favourites take a starring role in this new collection of crowd-pleasing meals, simple sweets and family stories from bestselling cookbook author, Hetty McKinnon.
FLOUR AND STONE Nadine Ingram Hardback RRP $55.00 Flour and Stone is a petite bakery in inner-city Sydney with a large and devoted following. Nadine Ingram and her dedicated team bake with finesse and love to bring pleasure to the city. In this book Nadine shares her signature recipes, all carefully explained and rigorously tested for the home kitchen.
SUQAR Greg Malouf & Lucy Malouf Hardback RRP $55.00 SUQAR shares the secrets of more than 100 sweet treats inspired by Middle Eastern flavours – ranging from puddings and pastries, to ice creams, cookies, cakes, confectionary, fruity desserts and drinks. Acclaimed chef Greg Malouf and writing partner Lucy Malouf share the best and most delectable sweet treats from the region, merging the spices, flavours and scents of Greg's childhood with the influence of Greg's training in the West to create dishes in Greg's signature Modern Middle Eastern style.
SPECIAL GUEST Annabel Crabb & Wendy Sharpe Hardback RRP $39.99 Special Guest is a gentle guide to turning easy basic fare into something of a celebration. For when you want to say to your friends with their spouses and ten small children, 'Why don't you stay for lunch?' without hating yourself afterwards. Learn the lesson of 'one splendid thing done well' without regard to the hundred other things, and call the day a success.
LATERAL COOKING Niki Segnit Hardback RRP $45.00 One dish leads to another… A ground-breaking book, designed to help creative cooks develop their own recipes and become more confident in the kitchen. Lateral Cooking is, in a sense, the ‘method’ companion to its bestselling predecessor, The Flavour Thesaurus – and is just as useful, ingeniously organised and enjoyable to read. Entertaining, opinionated and inspirational, Lateral Cooking will have you torn between donning your apron and settling back in a comfortable chair.
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BOHEMIAN LIVING Robyn Lea Hardback RRP $65.00 Bohemian Living sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design and, instead, dives into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights. Internationally acclaimed Australian photographer Robyn Lea captures the very private details of twenty stunning homes in Australia, Europe and the USA and the people who have created them. She is an incredible storyteller both visually and in the written form. This is an exhilarating visual deconstruction of what it means to live a truly bohemian life.
INSPIRED LIVING GARDENS ON THE EDGE Christine Reid Hardback RRP $59.99 In breathtaking images and insightful essays, Gardens on the Edge explores 18 stunning Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons. Each of the featured landscapes - from every state and territory - is situated on the edge of a natural frontier: rainforest, desert, bushland, river, mountain range, volcanic crater lake, coast, harbour, saltbush plains.
ANNIE LEIBORVITZ AT WORK Annie Leibovitz Hardback RRP $79.95 AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES Claire Takacs Hardback RRP $70.00 In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcasesÂ the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. These highly textural, visually pleasing gardens appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place.
MIRKA & GEORGES: A CULINARY AFFAIR Lesley Harding & Kendrah Morgan Hardback RRP $55.00 Travel to the restaurant tables, studios and homes of the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora with their bohemian friends. This lavishly illustrated book is peppered with classic French recipes, previously untold anecdotes, photographs and Mirka's sensuous and colourful artworks. Arriving in Melbourne in 1951 from Paris, Mirka and Georges energised society and transformed the culinary and artistic landscape of the nation. Mirka & Georges celebrates the life and times of this remarkable couple who coloured our world.
Leibovitz addresses young photographers and readers interested in what photographers do. Be fascinated by her account of one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. The subjects include photojournalism, studio work, photographing dancers and athletes, working with writers, and making the transition from shooting with film to working with digital cameras.
DESTINATION ART: 500 ARTWORKS WORTH THE TRIP Phaidon Editors Hardback RRP $49.95
THE PLANTHUNTER Georgina Reid & Daniel Shipp Hardback RRP $59.99 Georgina Reid is an intrepid hunter of stories, plants and ideas. In The Planthunter, she uncovers the exceptional and ordinary ways people around the world find truth, beauty, purpose and connection through the act of gardening. The Planthunter is for the plant curious, the plant killer, the plant lover, and everyone in between.
WINE TRAILS: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Lonely Planet Hardback RRP $34.99 Discover 40 perfect wine weekends away in this Australia and New Zealand follow-up to the original Lonely Planet's Wine Trails. In-the-know regional wine experts introduce secret gems in destinations such as the Clare Valley, Margaret River, Hawkes Bay and the Yarra Valley. Winemakers also offer personal insights into which wines to taste. Cheers!
BEES OF AUSTRALIA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE James Dorey Paperback RRP $44.99
Highlighting the best of public art in city centers, sculpture parks, site-specific installations in museums, memorials designed by contemporary artists, works of land art, and much more, Destination Art is an informative and enjoyable overview of the most significant and travel-worthy art around the globe.
Bees of Australia introduces some of our incredible native bees, many of which, if you look closely, can be found in your own garden. Open this book wherever you like or read it from cover to cover. The combination of photography and contributions from many of Australia's leading bee researchers allows anyone to become enthralled by our native bees.
MILKWOOD Kirsten Bradley & Nick Ritar Paperback RRP $45.00
TRUTH, LOVE & CLEAN CUTLERY: AUSTRALIA Jill Dupleix Paperback RRP $34.99
Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making.
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Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery identifies truly exemplary restaurants, offering a new, kinder way of choosing where to eat. It recognises the enormous efforts our most caring restaurateurs, chefs and cooks are making to reduce carbon emissions, support their communities, and make the world a better place - plate by plate.
MORE GREAT GIFTS THE WRITER'S MAP: AN ATLAS OF IMAGINARY LANDS Huw Lewis-Jones Hardback RRP $55.00 This is a beautifully crafted and illustrated exploration of the maps writers create and are inspired by - some real, some imagined - in both words and images. Featuring Joanne Harris, David Mitchell, Philip Pullman, Sandi Toksvig and more. An enchanting visual and verbal journey through the wild landscapes of the imagination.
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES (ILLUSTRATED EDITION) Peter Wohlleben Hardback RRP $49.99 In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the wonders and amazing processes at work in the forest. Now, with compelling selections from the original book and eighty six stunning photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume brings those wonders to life like never before.
ICONIC Megan Hess Hardback RRP $29.99 Internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess goes beneath the seams of ten of Italy's most well-known and best-loved designers in a lavish celebration of one of the world’s leading fashion destinations. From the workshops of Florence to the runways of Milan, join Megan Hess on an unforgettable journey.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN BIRDS George Adams Paperback RRP $45.00 This book is the most up-todate guide to Australian birds available. Written in everyday language, with crisp, brilliant digital images taken in the wild, this authoritative guide is divided into 27 chapters, with each chapter opening with fascinating background information. This book will be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned ‘birdos’ alike.
ANIMAL: EXPLORING THE ZOOLOGICAL WORLD Phaidon Editors Hardback RRP $79.95 Animal: Exploring the Zoological World chronicles the captivating visual history of zoology: a rich and multi-faceted discipline that straddles art, religion, science and culture, from the birth of life to the present day. Comprising 300 illustrations painstakingly selected by an international panel of experts, Animal draws from many cultures, countries and eras, and presents iconic works by renowned artists, scientists, photographers and field experts - from manuscripts, paintings, sculptures and photographs to animations, prints, sketches and digital renderings.
1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE James Mustich Hardback RRP $49.99 Fourteen years in the making and fifth in the series that has over 4.4 million copies in print, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is an eclectic and extraordinary book about books, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus volumes it recommends.
BEST IN TRAVEL 2019 Lonely Planet Hardback RRP $27.99 It's back: the agendasetting compilation of the hottest destinations in the world. Lonely Planet staff, authors and online community have travelled to every corner of the world and have distilled their adventures down to the most outstanding, underrated and overlooked places - and tell readers why to go right now.
BABIES & TODDLERS Kaz Cooke Paperback RRP $39.99 Kaz Cooke, the author of the bestselling pregnancy book Up the Duff, has you covered from your very first day with a baby. With reassuring up-to-date info, helpful suggestions, answers to your worries and quotes from Australian parents, Babies & Toddlers is backed by the professional advice of more than thirty medical and other experts.
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BUCKET LIST Robin Esrock Paperback RRP $32.99 This is Australia’s definitive do-before-you-die list of attractions and experiences, all selected, sampled and wondrously showcased by legendary international travel writer Robin Esrock.
FOR THE MUSIC LOVER BEASTIE BOYS BOOK Michale Diamond & Adam Horovitz Hardback RRP $49.99 Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is that story, told for the first time in the words of the band, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante and more.
IMAGINE JOHN YOKO John Lennon & Yoko Ono Hardback RRP $65.00 Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John & Yoko and the people who were there.
LED ZEPPELIN BY LED ZEPPELIN Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones & Robert Plant Hardback RRP $99.00 This luxe edition is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it features the group's unparalleled musical career with photographs and text by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.
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AWARD WINNERS 2018
MILKMAN Anna Burns Paperback RRP $29.99 WINNER OF THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE Set in an un-named city but with an astonishing, breath-shorteningly palpable sense of time and place Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. The story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished.
THE LIFE TO COME Michelle de Kretser Paperback RRP $22.99 WINNER OF THE 2018 MILES FRANKLIN AWARD The Life to Come is a powerful novel that effortlessly blends sharp satire of the literary world with deeply compassionate portraits of lonely people and their strategies for survival.
NEVERMOOR Jessica Townsend Paperback RRP $16.99 WINNER OF THE 2018 INDIE BOOK OF THE YEAR This first book in a breathtaking, enchanting series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.
LESS Andrew Sean Greer Paperback RRP $19.99 WINNER OF THE 2018 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION Arthur is a failed writer trying to escape his problems by traveling abroad. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.
TRACKER Alexis Wright Paperback RRP $39.95 WINNER OF THE 2018 STELLA PRIZE Tracker is a collective memoir of the visionary Aboriginal leader Tracker Tilmouth. Wright weaves together the stories of Tracker, along with family, friends and colleagues, in a book that is testament to the role of storytelling in Aboriginal life as much as it is to the legacy of an extraordinary man.
HOME FIRE Kamila Shamsie Paperback RRP $19.99 WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMENâ€™S PRIZE FOR FICTION Discover this urgent and fiercely compelling story of what happens when loyalties are torn apart and love and politics collide. Home Fire confirms Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.
BEST BOOKS OF 2018 THE SHEPHERD'S HUT Tim Winton Hardback RRP $39.99 The 2018 bestseller that sparked a national conversation about the toxic masculinity that plagues our culture; when the harsh reality that is Jaxie's life is torn away from him, he must trek across the saltlands to reach the only person left that he loves in a journey only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.
THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ Heather Morris Paperback RRP $29.99 The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. Full of beauty and hope, the story is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and AuschwitzBirkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov.
THE NOWHERE CHILD Christian White Paperback RRP $32.99 One of the breakout books of the year, and soon set for the screen, The Nowhere Child is a smart and electrifying thriller about an Australian woman confronted with the possibility that her life is a lie. To find the truth, Kim travels to Kentucky and into a dark past that reveals itself layer upon layer in an unforgettable tale of cult and conspiracy.
THE 104-STOREY TREEHOUSE Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Paperback RRP $14.99 Join Andy and Terry in their stupendous 104-storey treehouse! They've added 13 new levels including a stupid-hat level, a refrigeratorthrowing level, a bun-fighting level, a tangled-up level and a deepthoughts thinking room.
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