Children's non-fiction

Steam, Steel and Speed

John Nicholson

Format: Hard Cover

AUD $29.99

The fourth book in John Nicholson's fascinating series about Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia takes us back to the days of Australia's industrial revolution, with steam-powered railways, mines and factories speeding up travel and production of goods.

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China Land of Dragons and Emperors

Adeline Yen Mah

Format: Paperback

AUD $15.99

A fascinating and personal insight into China's history, from the terracotta soldiers to Chairman Mao, from the Silk Road to the invention of gunpowder, written by an author famous around the world.

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It's True! Pirates ate rats (27)

Heather Catchpole, Vanessa Woods and Mic Looby

Format: Paperback

AUD $12.99

A prey to scurvy, boredom and danger one day, they might strike a ship full of gold dust and emeralds the next. Full of little-known facts and astonishing stories about pirates ancient and modern, male and female, polite and barbaric, this latest addition to the acclaimed It's True! series will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Wizard's Apprentice

Herbie Brennan

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.95

A fact-packed, absorbing guide to everything you need to know about how to be a Wizard.

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It's True! Your bones are stronger than concrete (26)

Diana Lawrenson, illustrated by Geoff Kelly

Format: Paperback

AUD $12.99

This twenty-sixth book in the fantastic It's True! series takes a squiz at skeletons large and small - what bones are for, how they grow and repair themselves, what happens to them when we die.

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It's True! Sleep makes you smarter (25)

Thalia Kalkipsakis , illustrated by Andrew Plant

Format: Paperback

AUD $12.99

The 25th It's True! title goes under the duvet to investigate sleep - why we need it, how much we should have, what happens under extreme sleep deprivation, whether animals dream, what dreams mean.

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1-2-3 Cook

Rozanne Gold

AUD $26.95

Learning to cook is as easy as 1-2-3 with the help of this fantastic book, full of simple, delicious, fun recipes - all with only three ingredients each. Will give children confidence in the kitchen, while they have huge helpings of fun.

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Forbidden Truths: The Secret Powers of the Mind

Herbie Brennan

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.95

There's a saying in Haiti: 'What you see - it's not what you think.' In this series, Herbie Brennan explores hidden truths beyond known science.

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Why Handel Waggled His Wig

Steven Isserlis

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.95

A fascinating collection of weird and wonderful stories of the lives of famous composers - follow up to Why Beethoven Threw The Stew.

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