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Lost: Uncover Vanishing Wonders by Jess McGeachin

Lost: Uncover Vanishing Wonders by Jess McGeachin

I have to wonder where Jess McGeachin gets the time to produce so many great books. Among his many books are some ...
The Brainiacs Book of the Body and Brain by Rosie Cooper

The Brainiacs Book of the Body and Brain by Rosie Cooper

This informative book is an enjoyable tour of what's going inside our bodies. Rosie Cooper kicks off with the ...
Absolutely Everything! by Christopher Lloyd, Illustrated by Andy Forshaw

Absolutely Everything! by Christopher Lloyd, Illustrated by Andy Forshaw

This is the second edition of Absolutely Everything! It’s a book with everything. Christopher Lloyd is an ...
Astronomy For Curious Kids by Giles Sparrow and Nik Neves

Astronomy For Curious Kids by Giles Sparrow and Nik Neves

Do you often look up to the night sky and wonder what the names of the stars are, or if that bright pinpoint of a ...
Computer Technology for Curious Kids by CSIRO

Computer Technology for Curious Kids by CSIRO

Put together by the CSIRO, Computer Technology for Curious Kids is divided into chapters, each covering a ...
Science FACTopia by Rose Davidson and Andy Smith

Science FACTopia by Rose Davidson and Andy Smith

Oh my goodness, this book is so much fun. It follows on from other books in the same series such as History ...
Sensational Australian Animals by Stephanie Owen Reeder

Sensational Australian Animals by Stephanie Owen Reeder

This book looks at 145 unique and wonderful Australian animals and helps us learn about them through sight, ...
The Beehive by Megan Daley

The Beehive by Megan Daley

Willow loves to go to school. She likes to get there early to check on the native stingless bees. They are her ...
Extraordinary Elephants by Tim Flannery & Emma Flannery

Extraordinary Elephants by Tim Flannery & Emma Flannery

Shhh! Do you spy a big animal with wrinkly grey skin and large floppy ears? Maybe you feel a trembling in the ...
Your Brain Is a Lump of Goo by Idan Ben-Barak & Christopher Nielsen

Your Brain Is a Lump of Goo by Idan Ben-Barak & Christopher Nielsen

Your Brain is a Lump of Goo is about the brain. But what's even better is that this story about the brain is told ...
We Are All Astronauts by Kate Pankhurst

We Are All Astronauts by Kate Pankhurst

Luna, aged seven-and-a-bit, has a mission. To be an astronaut! What a great plan. As we start this book, we find ...
A Really Short Journey Through The Body by Bill Bryson

A Really Short Journey Through The Body by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is such a terrific writer. He just has the knack of being able to clearly put down in words what he ...
The Observologist by Giselle Clarkson

The Observologist by Giselle Clarkson

Are you, or do you know someone who likes to discover things about the world around them? Then this book is ...
Britannia’s Encyclopedia Infographica

Britannia’s Encyclopedia Infographica

There nothing like a big fat book full of lots of different information. At the beginning of this book we learn ...
How We Came To Be by Sami Bayly

How We Came To Be by Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly says she loves animals, but especially unusual ones. All the better if they are scaly, slimy, wrinkly ...
Australian Backyard Birds by Myke Mollard 

Australian Backyard Birds by Myke Mollard 

If you have a young twitcher in your home then Australian Backyard Birds will be right up their alley. Myke ...
Do Penguins’ Feet Freeze? by Natural History Museum, London

Do Penguins’ Feet Freeze? by Natural History Museum, London

Have you ever wondered how polar bears stay warm? What about why there are dark spots on the moon? How about if ...
Universal Guide to the Night Sky by Lisa Harvey-Smith

Universal Guide to the Night Sky by Lisa Harvey-Smith

Lisa Harvey-Smith has been looking up at the night skies all her life. She loves it so much she studied the ...
Australia: Country of Colour by Jess Racklyeft

Australia: Country of Colour by Jess Racklyeft

Jess Racklyeft is an Australian illustrator and author of many children's picture books. Outside of illustrating ...
Aussie Ark Rescue Series by Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark Rescue Series by Aussie Ark

Photographic non-fiction books don’t seem very common now, so, this series from Aussie Ark is very welcome. With ...
Matt Formston: Surfing In The Dark by John Dickson

Matt Formston: Surfing In The Dark by John Dickson

Matt Formston is a world champion surfer, which is incredible, as he is almost completely blind. He tells us that ...

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