There is no single or widely used definition of children's literature. It can be broadly defined as the body of written works and accompanying illustrations produced in order to entertain or instruct young people. The genre encompasses a wide range of works, including acknowledged classics of world literature, picture books and easy-to-read stories written exclusively for children, and fairy tales, lullabies, fables, folk songs, and other primarily orally transmitted materials or more specifically defined as fiction for and used by children and young people.
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Barky the Barking Dog # A Little Treehouse Story

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2015

Seller ID: 002916

ISBN: 1743532989

Condition: New


This hilarious story starring Barky the Barking Dog from The 13-Storey Treehouse has been formatted especially for beginner readers and has colour illustrations. View more info

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The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow!

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2008

Seller ID: 002917

ISBN: 0330424157

Condition: New


Oh no - watch out! Don't look now! Inside this book is an EXPLODING cow! FIVE... FOUR... THREE...TWO... ONE...KAPOW! More rhyming mayhem and comic madness from the bestselling duo of the inspired JUST! series. Andy Griffiths rhyming text - that will entice and engage the most reluctant child to read while laughing all the way - is hilariously counterpointed by Terry Denton's delightfully wonky illustrations. A side-splitting companion to the award-winning and Children's Book Council shortlisted title, The Cat on the Mat is Flat. View more info

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Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict @ Butt Wars: The Final Conflict #3 Bum Trilogy

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2005

Seller ID: 002920

ISBN: 0330421972

Condition: New


Zack Freeman and his bum thought their world-saving days were over - that is, until they are attacked by an army of Great White Bumosaurs from 65 million years ago! Along with some old friends, they must travel back in time to save the world - again - from the pongflict to end all pongflicts : Bumageddon! About the Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a creative partnership that began with Just Tricking! in 1997 and now extends to six Just! books and more than a million copies sold, the award-winning The Bad Book and the off-the-wall success of The Cat on the Mat is Flat and The Big... View more info

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The Cat on the Mat is Flat

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2006

Seller ID: 002922

ISBN: 033042260X

Condition: New


How did the cat on the mat get flat? Why did Ed and Ted and Ted's dog Fred get spat out of the head of a whale called Ned? Where was Harry Black when Jack the Yak stole the snack from his sack? What happened to Buck the Duck's brand new muck-sucking truck? Who else, apart from Andy G and Terry D, was chased up a tree by an evil bee?The answers to these stupid questions - and many other stupid questions - are contained in this deeply stupid book... Well, what are you waiting for? Open the book and start reading! - Suitable for ages 4 - 104- Rating: Stupid View more info

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The Day My Bum Went Psycho #1 Bum Trilogy

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2001

Seller ID: 002924

ISBN: 0330362925

Condition: New


'This is my story. It really happened.It's all true. Not even the names have been changed. Like most people I took my bum for granted. I agreed to tell my story in the hope that others could learn from it. If this book can save even just one person from making the same mistake, then I will be happy.Who knows? The next bum it saves might be yours. Zack Freeman is ready to tell his story. The story of a boy, his runaway bum and some of the most dangerous bums in the world including kamikaze bums; nuclear bums; and Stenchgantor, the Great Unwiped Bum. With the help of The B-team (a crack bum-figh... View more info

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Duck in a Truck in the Muck

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2014

Seller ID: 002932

ISBN: 1742614124

Condition: New


Chuck the Duck's ice-cream truck is stuck in the muck! Can his friend Buck and his muck-sucking truck save the day? A rhyming story of friendship and fun that will delight Andy fans, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format. About the Author Andy Griffiths' books have sold over 5 million copies worldwide, have featured on the New York ... View more info

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Frog on a Log in a Bog

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2014

Seller ID: 002935

ISBN: 1742614116

Condition: New


It's the frog on a jet-rocket log versus the dog on the jet-rocket cog! Who will win the race around the bog? A rhyming story of hijinks and hilarity that will delight Andy fans, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, which featured a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format. About the Author Andy Griffiths' books have sold over 5 million copies worldwide, have featured on the ... View more info

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Just Tricking! #1 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1999

Seller ID: 002938

ISBN: 0330361414

Condition: New


Is this the right book for you? Take the TRICKING TEST and find out. Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school? Do you like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else? Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? Do you own any of the following items: fake dog poo, rubber vomit, gorilla suit? Do you wish that every day could be April Fools' Day? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are a practical joking genius. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a good practical joker. You will love this book. 0 You are not a practi... View more info

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Just Stupid! #3 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1999

Seller ID: 9780330361484

ISBN: 0330361481

Condition: New


Is this the right book for you? Take the STUPID TEST and find out. Do you worry about getting sucked into the top of escalators? Do you push doors marked PULL and pull doors marked PUSH? Do you believe a bogeyman hides under the bed? Do you automatically turn around when somebody calls 'Hey, Stupid!'? Do you think that being able to stuff your mouth full of marshmallows is a sign of superior intelligence? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are extremely stupid. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly stupid. You will love this book. 0 You think you're really smart bu... View more info

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Just Shocking! #6 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2007

Seller ID: 002940

ISBN: 0330423533

Condition: New


Is this the right book for you? Take the SHOCKING TEST and find out. Do you wish you could drive around in a monster truck crushing everybody and everything that gets in your way? Do you love watching videos of people having painful accidents? Do you do any - or all - of the following: touch electric fences, play with loaded mousetraps or put buttons up your nose? Do you think stories about exploding pink butterflies are funny? Do you ever laugh so hard that you feel like you're going to throw up all over yourself... and then you actually do? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3-5: You a... View more info

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Just Macbeth! #7 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2009

Seller ID: 002941

ISBN: 033042534X

Condition: New


Take one Shakespearean tragedy: Macbeth. Add Andy, Danny and Lisa - the Just trio, whose madcap exploits have already delighted hundreds of thousands of readers for the last ten years. Mix them all together to create one of the most hilarious, most dramatic, moving stories of love, Whizz Fizz, witches, murder and madness, from the bestselling and funniest children's author in Australia. About The Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a creative partnership that began with Just Tricking! in 1997 and now extends to six Just! books and more than a million copies sold, the award-winning ... View more info

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Just Doomed! #8 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2012

Seller ID: 002942

ISBN: 1742610927

Condition: New


It's been five long years since Just Shocking! was published. Just Doomed!, the next fabulous JUST title from the creative genius of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, is destined to be one of the greatest JUST titles yet. With nine superb stories of mischief and crazy happenings, readers will be hooked instantly. But is this the right book for you? Take the DOOMED TEST and find out. Answer YES or NO to the following: Have you ever broken a mirror, walked under a ladder or opened an umbrella inside? Do you often find yourself feeling that everything is about to go horribly, terribly and utt... View more info

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Just Disgusting! #5 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2002

Seller ID: 9780330363686

ISBN: 0330363689

Condition: New


Includes a terrible agonising death by flesh-eating zombies, a battle with brussel sprouts (the sprouts win) and the disgusting fact that cockroaches can live for nine days without their heads (they only die because they starve to death). Is this the right book for you? Take the DISGUSTING TEST and find out. Do you do any or all of the following: pick your nose, talk in burps or wee in swimming pools? Do you ever wear the same undies two (or more) days in a row? Do you wish you knew the most disgusting thing in the world? Do you think brussel sprouts are a delicious mouth-watering treat? D... View more info

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Just Annoying! #2 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1998

Seller ID: 002944

ISBN: 0330360787

Condition: New


Is this the right book for you? Take the ANNOYING TEST and find out. 1) Do you ask `Are we there yet?' over and over on long car trips? 2) Do you like to drive people mad by copying everything they say and do? 3) Do you hog the shower and use up all the hot water? 4) Do you enjoy asking silly questions that have no real answers? 5) Do you swing on the clothesline whenever you get the chance? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are obviously a very annoying person. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a fairly annoying person. You will love this book. 0 You don't realise how m... View more info

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Just Crazy! #4 Just Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2000

Seller ID: 002945

ISBN: 0330362151

Condition: New


Is this the right book for you? Take the CRAZY TEST and find out: Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling? Do you ever look in the mirror and see a crazy maniac staring back at you? Do you like to read stories about kittens, puppies and ponies getting mashed and pulverised? Do you sometimes get the urge to take your clothes off and cover yourself in mud? Do you often waste your time taking crazy tests like this one? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 Congratulations. You are completely crazy. You will love this book. 1-2 Congratulations. You are n... View more info

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Mascot Madness! #3 Schooling Around Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 002954

ISBN: 1742613543

Condition: New


'I want the old Mr Brainfright back,' said Jenny. 'He's not a very nice banana. I liked him better when he was a human being.' When Mr Brainfright dresses up in a banana costume to take on the role of school mascot, it looks like Northwest Southeast Central School might beat the bad sports of Northwest West West Academy for the first time ever. But then Mr Brainfright begins to think he really is a banana... The Mascot Madness! Test: 1. Northwest Southeast Central School have never beaten Northwest West Academy at their annual track and field challenge because A: they're better at knitting... View more info

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Pencil of Doom! #2 Schooling Around Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 002955

ISBN: 1742613551

Condition: New


'That pencil is dangerous,' I said. 'Even when you draw something nice, something bad happens.' When Henry McThrottle tells his fellow students at Northwest Southeast Central School that his pencil is trying to kill him they accuse him of having an overactive imagination. But if that's the case, then why is his pencil still trying to kill him? "Mr Brainfright says: It's important to keep a sense of humour at all times, especially when you're being ripped apart by a lion. Mr Brainfright is a teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School. He teaches Grade Five and in his class is a student... View more info

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Robot Riot! #4 Schooling Around Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 002956

ISBN: 174261356X

Condition: New


'Roberta Flywheel is a robot!' I said. 'Are you for real, Henry?' said Gretel. 'Yes!' I said. 'unlike Roberta - or should I say ROBOT-a?!' What do Henry and his friends at Northwest South East Central School do when they become convinced that the new girl is an evil robot with plans to destroy them all? They get school genius, Grant Gadget, to build an evil-robot-fighting robot, of course. What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot, actually... The Robot Riot! Test 1. Henry McThrottle suspects that the new girl, Roberta Flywheel, is A: a spy. B: a boy. C: a robot. 2. Roberta writes ... View more info

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Treasure Fever! #1 Schooling Around Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 002957

ISBN: 1742613578

Condition: New


It doesn't take Henry McThrottle long to realise that Mr Brainfright, his new teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School, is rather unusual. His last teacher would never have fallen out of the window twice- or taught Class 5C how to skid on banana peels. But Henry's got even stranger things on his mind ... On a trip to Principal Greenbeard's office, he discovers that there is buried treasure on Skull Island, which is somewhere in the school! Henry and his friends Jenny, Gretel, Newton and Jack set out to find a chest filled with gold, jewel-encrusted goblets and pieces of eight (whate... View more info

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What Bumosaur is That? @ What Buttosaur Is That? #1 A&T's World of Stupidity

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2007

Seller ID: 002959

ISBN: 0330423010

Condition: New


Why was the Tyrannosore-arse Rex so angry? Where did Bogasauruses live? How many cheeks did a Tricerabutt have? Was the Bumheaded idiotasaurus the most stupid bumosaur? When did the bumosaurs become exstinkt? Find the answers to these and many other questions in this fully-illustrated guide to prehistoric bumosaur life. Covering the Pre-Crappian era through to the Post-Crapaceous, this essential reference will thrill, amaze and inform the whole family. Never again will you look like a fool when somebody asks: "What bumosaur is that?" About the Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a ... View more info

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Zombie Bums from Uranus @ Zombie Butts from Uranus! #2 Bum Trilogy

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2003

Seller ID: 002960

ISBN: 0330364251

Condition: New


Zack Freeman is back ... and so is his crazy runaway bum. But this time they're not fighting each other-this time they've joined forces to save the Earth from the most serious threat it has ever faced: an invasion of zombie bums ... zombie bums from Uranus. Join Zack, his bum, Eleanor, Silas Sterne, the Kicker, the Smacker, the Pincher, the Forker, the Flicker and the Mutant Maggot Lord in the heart-stopping, nostril-blasting, Zombie-Bums-from-Uranus-filled sequel to The Day My Bum went Psycho. Zombie Bums From Uranus - another story that you and your bum will never forget. - The publi... View more info

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What Body Part Is That? #2 A&T's World of Stupidity

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2011

Seller ID: 002962

ISBN: 0330403982

Condition: New


There is a lot of nonsense written about the human body, and this book is no exception. In its 68 fully illustrated, 100 per cent fact-free chapters, What Body Part is That? will explain everything you ever needed to know about your body without the boring technical jargon and scientific accuracy that normally clog up the pages of books of this type. Never again will you be stuck for an answer when somebody comes up to you, points to a part of your body and demands to know: What Body Part is That? The crazy duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have turned us all inside out in the Andy and Ter... View more info

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The 104-Storey Treehouse #8 Treehouse Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2018

Seller ID: 9781760554170

ISBN: 1760554170

Condition: New


Join Andy and Terry in their wonderfully wild and wacky 104-storey treehouse. You can throw some refrigerators, make some money with the money-making machine (or honey if you'd prefer-it makes that too), climb the never-ending staircase, have a bunfight, deposit some burps in the burp bank, get totally tangled up in the tangled-up level, or just take some time out and relax in the peaceful sunny meadow full of buttercups, butterflies and bluebirds. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! About the Authors: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton began their creative partnership with Just Tricking... View more info

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The 91-Storey Treehouse #7 Treehouse Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2017

Seller ID: 9781743549926

ISBN: 174354992X

Condition: New


Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! WINNER OF YABBA AWARD FOR FICTION FOR OLDER READERS 2018 WINNER OF KOALA AWARD FOR FICTION FOR OLDER READERS 2018 WINNER OF KROC AWARD FOR FICTION FOR OLDER READERS 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPEEC... View more info

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The 78-Storey Treehouse #6 Treehouse Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2016

Seller ID: 9781743535004

ISBN: 1743535007

Condition: New


Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! About the Authors: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton began their creative partnership with Just Tricking! in 1997. They have now collaborated on eight Just books (with more than a million copies sold), the ground-breaking The Bad Book, the off-the-wall The Cat on th... View more info

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The Bad Book

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2004

Seller ID: 9780330365000

ISBN: 0330365002

Condition: New


WARNING! This book contains nothing but bad stories, bad illustrations, bad poems, bad cartoons and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad book. BAD JACK HORNER Bad Jack Horner Sat in a corner Pulling the wings off a fly. He swore at his mum Kicked his dad in the bum, And said 'Oh, what a bad boy am I'. View more info

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The Very Bad Book #2 The Bad Book [used book]

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2010

Seller ID: 033042565X

ISBN: 033042565X

Condition: Good


In a very bad wood,There was a very bad house.And in that very bad house,There was a very bad room.And in that very bad room,There was a very bad cupboard.And in that very bad cupboard,There was a very bad shelf.And on that very bad shelf,There was a very bad box.And in that very bad box,There was a VERY BAD BOOK...AND THIS IS IT!!! About the Authors: Andy Griffiths is the popular and award-winning author of the Just! series and Bum books. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne where he likes to scare himself with favourite children's books like Strummelpeter.Terry Denton has il... View more info

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Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Definitions: 2014

Edition: Re-issue Edition

Seller ID: 9781909531130

ISBN: 1909531138

Condition: New


A SLUMDOG, FEEL-GOOD TREASURE FIND' Daily MailNow adapted into a Bafta-nominated film directed by Steven Daldry and written by Richard Curtis.Raphael lives on a dumpsite, eking out a living sifting through rubbish. One unlucky-lucky day, he makes an extraordinary and deadly discovery. Now he and his two friends, Gardo and Rat, are wanted by the corrupt forces that run the city and will stop at nothing to get back what they've lost. From the slums to the mansions of the elite, it's going to take all of their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. And to stay alive. About the Author: An... View more info

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Yirra and her Deadly Dog, Demon

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Children's Books: 2007

Seller ID: 9780733320392

ISBN: 0733320392

Condition: New


Yirra's mum's sick of vacuuming up fur balls, the neighbours are fed up with having their undies nicked from the clothesline, and her step-dad just wants his slippers back. If Yirra doesn't find a dog-trainer soon, she'll have to give her beloved Demon to a new family - one who likes dogs who run and dig a lot. Bursting with energy and madcap fun,Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon gives young readers a contemporary view of urban Indigenous life in Sydney. View more info

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My Australian Story : Who Am I?

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Scholastic: 2010

Seller ID: 9781741697261

ISBN: 1741697263

Condition: New


I woke up this morning and I couldn't stop crying, cos this place is not my home, even though everyone says it is. When I was a little girl Mum would always hug me when I cried and tell me everything would be all right. Who's gunna hug me here? Mary lives with the Burkes, but they're not her real family. She hasn't seen her real mum and dad since she was taken away from them five years ago. Everyone tells her to forget about them, but she can't. She wants to find out why she was taken, and where she really belongs. View more info