CLARIS:BONJOURRIVIERAMegan HessHardbackRRP $24.99‘Pack your bags darling Claris, try notto delay. We’re off to the French Riviera– today!’A sweet little mouse, a new friend and aseaside adventure on the French Riviera!The best-selling Claris series, byacclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess,follows an adorable mouse who movesto Paris to follow her fashion dreams,for fans of Eloise and Olivia. Destined todelight fashion-obsessed readers of allages! Age: 3+OUR HOME,OUR HEARTBEATDan BriggsHardback RRP $24.99May release,advance orders welcomeAdapted from Briggs’celebrated song 'TheChildren Came Back', Our Home, Our Heartbeat isa celebration of past and present Indigenous legends,as well as emerging generations, and at its hearthonours the oldest continuous culture on earth.Readers will recognise Briggs' distinctive voice andcontagious energy within the pages of Our Home,Our Heartbeat, signifying a new and exciting chapterin children's Indigenous publishing. Age: 3+YOUR PLANETNEEDS YOUPhilip BuntingHardback RRP $24.99May release,advance orderswelcomeYour planet needsyou! Everydayenvironmentalism foreveryone.An entertaining andenlightening look at how to wallop waste and reducerubbish from renowned picture book creatorPhilip Bunting. Age: 4+THE WEEDQuentin BlakeHardback RRP $24.99April release,advance orders welcomeThe Weed by QuentinBlake is an inspiring fableabout the power of nature,encouraging children andadults alike to care forthe environment and each other. It is a charming,fantastical story about discovery, the potential forgrowth, the power of an idea and the importanceof having faith in the unknown. Age: 5+ANISA'SALPHABETMike DumbletonHardback RRP $29.99For many refugeesthe alphabetrepresents the startof a new languageand a new future, but Anisa’s Alphabet is different.Come with Anisa and see things through hereyes as she describes her journey from a wartorncountry to a refugee camp, then on to anovercrowded boat towards supposed freedomand security. Age: 4+BOB GOES POPMarion DeucharsHardback RRP $24.99April release,advance orders welcomeThere's a new artist in townknocking Bob's beak outof joint. The subsequentcompetition to see who thebest artist is escalates asthey try to outdo each other. From Marion Deucharscomes this charming follow-up to Bob the Artist andBob's Blue Period about art, friendship and workingtogether. Age: 4+Eco KidsTHE PLASTICPROBLEMAubre AndrusHardback RRP $19.99Look around you – plasticis everywhere! It’s in yourshoes, pens, toothbrush,car, toys, TV, waterbottles, food packagingand it’s creating majorproblems for our planet.Become a ‘plastic patroller’ instead of a plasticpolluter, your actions, however small, can make a bigdifference every day. With each change, you’ll helpour oceans become a little cleaner and our planet alittle healthier.MUM'S ELEPHANTMaureen JipiyiliyaNampijinpa O’KeefePaperback RRP $17.99April release,advance orders welcomeMaureen JipiyiliyaNampijinpa O’Keefe grewup in a remote communityin NT. Her family didn’t own much but her mother hada very special ‘elephant’, her most prized possession.Mum’s Elephant will intrigue children and remind adultreaders of the simple things that held a special charmwhen they were young. Age: 0+BACKYARD BIRDSHelen MilroyHardback RRP $19.99April release,advance orders welcomeWhat colourful birdsare in our backyards?From laughingkookaburras andprancing mudlarks to dancing willy wagtails andhungry galahs, this picture book is a vibrantadventure discovering the native birds aroundus. This boldly illustrated work from Indigenouscreator Helen Milroy is a fun and lively read for thevery young. Age: 0+BLUEY: BOB BILBYBlueyBoard Book RRP $14.99It’s Bingo’s turn to takeBob Bilby home. Willthey have fun times?The latest story featuringBluey, the six-year-oldblue heeler pup who lovesto play. Based on thehit ABC KIDS TV show!Age: 3+ Enter now for your chance to WIN 1of 2 Bluey prize packs. For details go to thecompetition page at www.indies.com.auHOW TO MAKE ABETTER WORLDKeilly SwiftHardback RRP $19.99This fun and inspiring guide tomaking the world a better placeand becoming a good citizen ispacked with ideas and tips forkids who want to know how to make a difference.How to Make a Better World is a practical guide toactivism for awesome kids. Age: 7+RECYCLE AND REMAKEHardback RRP $19.99Kids are on a mission to save theEarth! Recycle and Remake isthe hands-on, practical guide youneed to get started. Age: 7+8*Age guides are approximate. Ask for more personalised advice in-store.
THE REPUBLICOF BIRDSJessica MillerPaperback RRP $16.99Olga loves the stories of theold cartographers and poresover their ancient books andmaps, trying to unlock theirsecrets. Sometimes, shethinks she can almost seeinto them—as if by magic.But magic is banned in Tsaretsvo, ever since the warwith the birds that divided the kingdom. When thebird army kidnaps her sister, Olga must venture intothe Republic of Birds to bring her back. But first, shemust learn to unlock her magical ability. Age: 9+FUNNY KIDPEEKING DUCKMatt StantonPaperback RRP $14.99May release,advance orders welcomeWhen Max and his friendstake a road trip to AdventurePark, they dare each otherto ride The Tower of DyingDeathly Doom! But will Duckbe the bravest of them all?Find out in the new Funny Kid adventurefrom million-copy bestseller Matt Stanton.Age: 7+THE YEAR THEMAPS CHANGEDDanielle BinksPaperback RRP $17.99May release,advance orders welcomeFred's family is a mess.She's been raised by her Popand adoptive father, Luca,since she was six. But nowPop's had to go away, andLuca's girlfriend Anika and her son have moved in.But when a group of Kosovar-Albanian refugeesare brought to a government 'safe haven' not farfrom Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined withthe lives of Fred and her family in ways that no onecould have expected.LANDING WITHWINGSTrace BallaHardback RRP $27.99April release,advance orderswelcomeMiri's been onthe move and now she's finding her feet, herfreedom, her community and her home, treadinglightly all the way. A story about spreading yourwings and putting down roots in an ancientland. From the multi-award-winning creatorof Rivertime and Rockhopping comes anothercelebration of the world around us. Age: 8+E-BOY: E-BOY 1, BOOK 1Anh Do &Chris Wahl (Illus)Paperback RRP $14.99Part human. Part robot.All hero! Ethan is supposedto be doing regular teenagethings - like playing sportsand hanging out with friends -not in hospital getting a braintumour removed by Gemini,a high-tech android doctor. When Ethan wakes hediscovers that things are different. He's always beengood with computers, but now his skills are nextlevel.Age: 10+Also available from Anh DoMINOTAUR: RISE OF THEMYTHIX, BOOK 2Anh Do &Chris Wahl (Illus)Paperback RRP $14.99May release,advance orders welcomeThe second book in the Riseof the Mythix. What happenswhen three ordinary teenagersdiscover they are destined tobe… the Unicorn, the Minotaur, the Griffin? Age: 10+GARGANTISThomas TaylorPaperback RRP $17.99May release,advance orders welcomeWhen an ancient bottle isfound washed up on thebeach after a ferociouselectrical storm, all theresidents of Eerie-on-Seaseem to want it. Legend hasit that the bottle contains anextraordinary secret that spells doom for the wholetown. The sequel to the bestselling Malamander.Age: 9+WILLOW MOSS ANDTHE FORGOTTEN TALE:STARFELL, BOOK 2Dominique ValentePaperback RRP $16.99May release,advance orders welcomeThe anticipated second bookto 2019’s breakout magicalfantasy series, Starfell.Willow Moss saved the world.The problem is, nobody can remember that – and,even worse, her magical ability seems broken.When her friend Sometimes is kidnapped, willWillow be able to regain her powers in time tosave him? Age: 8+ROWLEY JEFFERSON'SAWESOME FRIENDLYADVENTUREJeff KinneyPaperback RRP $14.99April release,advance orders welcomeAdventure awaits!From the imagination ofRowley Jefferson comes anadventure of epic proportions.Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian,as they leave the safety of their village and embarkon a quest to save Roland’s mom from theWhite Warlock. Will our heroes survive?Age: 7+Bestselling Kids SeriesNIGHTSHADE:ALEX RIDER, BOOK 13Anthony HorowitzPaperback RRP $16.99April release,advance orders welcomeVOTE WEIRDO:WEIRDO, BOOK 14Anh DoPaperback RRP $15.99April release,advance orders welcomeFRANKIE FISH ANDTHE WILD WILD MESSPeter HelliarPaperback RRP $14.99Age: 12+WILDLIFE RESCUE:ELLA DIARIES, BOOK 18Costain MeredithPaperback RRP $14.99Age: 7+NINJA CLONES!:NINJA KID, BOOK 5Anh DoPaperback RRP $15.99Age: 7+Age: 9+Age: 7+Australian Independent Bookseller Spring Reading Guide9