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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The Name at the End of the Ladder

By: Elena de Roo

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Walker Books: 2014

Seller ID: 9781922244475

ISBN: 1922244473

Condition: New


No name means no escape… Win the game to choose your name and free the players who remain. Twelve-year-old September is determined to choose an adventurous name for herself from the Name Bank – not like all her friends, who are named after flowers or trees. Soon she discovers that she has no choice, unless she can win an ancient and mysterious board game. And every roll of the dice leads her further into danger. About the Author: Elena de Roo is a New Zealand author who lives in a rather chaotic house with her husband, three teenage children, their granny and a cat. Since she was littl... View more info

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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Volume 3 : How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood

By: Jeff Kinney

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Puffin: 2012

Seller ID: 9780143307358

ISBN: 0143307355

Condition: New


Go behind the scenes with Jeff Kinney and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies! If you've ever wondered how a movie gets made, you're not alone. Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney didn't know either, but when his bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was turned not a live-action by 20th Century Fox, he learned how a book gets adapted into a major motion picture. Now revised and expanded, and complete with photographs, scripts pages, storyboard sketches, and costume designs from all three movies, plus original art by Jeff Kinney, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect compa... View more info

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Great Barrier Reef Rescue #4 Song Bird

By: Karen Tyrrell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Digital Future Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9780648161745

ISBN: 0648161749

Condition: New


SONG BIRD SUPERHERO...REEF DEFENDER Rosie aka Song Bird, superhero must save the Great Barrier Reef. Something weird is happening on Green Turtle Island. Marine creatures have been dying, and now her friends are disappearing. Rosie travels through a time portal to unlock a secret. Can Song Bird rescue the Great Barrier Reef before it's too late? Valuable resource to empower children to become eco warriors and reef defenders caring for the Great Barrier Reef and marine creatures. Three protagonists, one bullied, one with a disability, one nerdy use STEM science to solve problems. Great ... View more info

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The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2018

Seller ID: 9781840227550

ISBN: 1840227559

Condition: New


The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the human foundling adopted by a family of wolves. It tells of the enmity between him and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and of the friendship between the man-cub and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instructs Mowgli in the Laws of the Jungle. The Second Jungle Book contains some of the most thrilling of the Mowgli stories. It includes Red Dog, in which Mowgli forms an unlikely alliance with the python Kaa, How Fear Came and Letting in the Jungle as well as The Spring Running, which brings Mowgli to... View more info

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A Fortunate Life # Australian Children's Classics

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2012

Seller ID: 9780670076895

ISBN: 0670076899

Condition: New


Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man. About the Author A.B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheat-belt of Wes... View more info

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Pig the Pug

By: Aaron Blabey

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Scholastic: 2014

Seller ID: 002052

ISBN: 1743624778

Condition: New


Pig was a Pug and I'm sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way. Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens ... Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson! About the Author Aaron Blabey (born 1974), an Australian author of children's books and artist who until the mid-2000s was also an actor. His award winning picture books include Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley and The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon. In the field of acting, he is probably best known for his lead roles in... View more info

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The Yoda Chronicles Trilogy: Lego Star Wars # Based on the Hit TV Special!

By: Ace Landers

Price: $9.95

Publisher: USA, Scholastic: 2015

Seller ID: 003718

ISBN: 0545629012

Condition: New


Perfect for fans of any age, this humorous story is based on the newest LEGO(R) Star Wars(R) TV/DVD special! Yoda, the ultimate Jedi master, has 900 years' worth of stories to tell! This humorous and action-packed book features all our favorite heroes and villains as well as a never-before-seen Jedi! This 96-page story is based on a three-part TV series airing on Cartoon Network. The first episode aired in May 2013, with the second and third episodes airing in Fall 2013. This book is timed to release with the DVD. View more info

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Seriously, Just Go To Sleep: The Children's Version

By: Adam Mansbach

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 002665

ISBN: 1921922567

Condition: New


The adults-only picture book Go the F**k to Sleep became an international phenomenon. At last here is the version you can safely read to your kids and have them happily snuggled down and sleeping by the end of the book! Seriously, Just Go to Sleep has all the humour and exasperation of the original. With its snoozing kittens and sleepy tigers it's a hilarious parody of a children's bedtime rhyme. It lets children relish in their own mischievousness and recognise their own tactics, and allow kids and parents to laugh with each other about the tricky business of going to sleep. About the Aut... View more info

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The Vanilla Slice Kid

By: Adam Wallace and Jack Wodhams

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Ford Street Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003182

ISBN: 1925272028

Condition: New


Archie Cunningham is a shy boy who has three things - incredibly mean and greedy parents, no friends, and an amazing power. An uploaded video shows the world what Archie can do, and he suddenly becomes the main ingredient in a recipe for world domination. Which is when the fun really begins! View more info

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Blunderingly Brilliant!

By: Adam Wallace and James Hart

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Krueger Wallace Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003183

ISBN: 0980828295

Condition: New


Jackson Payne has blundered his way onto the front page of the newspaper. He's a hero! A star! HE'S BRILLIANT! The problem is, Jackson's believing the hype. He's getting a big head. A huge head! Like, he thinks he's the biggest legend in the entire world! And that's when things start going very, very wrong. View more info

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Big Hero 6: The Junior Novelization

By: Adapted by Irene Trimble

Price: $10.95

Publisher: USA, Random House: 2014

Seller ID: 002587

ISBN: 0736431888

Condition: New


Big Hero 6 features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.Big Hero 6: The Junior Novelization retells the whole exciting story in 128 action-packed pages and features eight full-color pages of detailed information about the world's most awesome new team of super heroes! View more info

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Disney's Toy Story : Classic Storybook [used book]

By: Adapted by Jamie Simons

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 1998

Seller ID: 0721438172

ISBN: 0721438172

Condition: Good


Woody, the cowboy, is Andy's favourite toy until Buzz Lightyear arrives and looks like taking over as top dog of the nursery. What will happen to poor Woody now? 96 Pages of enchanting story and action-packed illustrations. View more info

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Adventure Time: 6 Righteous Adventures

By: Adventure Time

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Chirpy Bird: 2015

Seller ID: 004325

ISBN: 176012656X

Condition: New


Follow Finn and Jake's awesome adventures in these six slamacowtastic Adventure Time stories! Stories inside: Slumber Party Panic. It Came from the Nightosphere. Memories of Boom Boom Mountain. Ocean of Fear. The WIzard. The Duke. View more info

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The Jar of Happiness

By: Ailsa Burrows

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Child's Play: 2015

Seller ID: 003551

ISBN: 1846437288

Condition: New


How do you create happiness? In this story, one child finds a way. She mixes the smell of warm biscuits and the seaside with the taste of chocolate ice cream, apple juice and the warmth of sunshine. She fills the jar and visits her loved ones to share her invention. But one day her jar goes missing. She searches everywhere but cannot find it. As she retraces her footsteps she discovers there are many different ways to share happiness. View more info

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Beatrice More Moves in # Orca Echoes

By: Alison Hughes

Price: $9.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003549

ISBN: 1459807618

Condition: New


Beatrice More is no average third-grader. She is a list-making, hyperorganized perfectionist whose laid-back parents and messy little sister consistently frustrate her high standards. And when a new house, a new neighborhood and new friends are thrown into the mix, Beatrice sends the family into a comic tailspin, all in the name of "professionalism." Despite her most feverish organizational efforts, Beatrice ultimately discovers that some of the best experiences are the ones you can't control. View more info

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The Mulberry Tree

By: Allison Rushby

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Walker Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9781760650292

ISBN: 1760650293

Condition: New


A captivating, spooky mystery for middle-grade readers from acclaimed author Allison Rushby. Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she'll take your daughters … one, two, three. Ten-year-old Immy and her family run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England. When they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a perfect new life in, the only downside is the ancient, dark and fierce-looking mulberry tree in the back garden. And the legend that comes with it – the villagers say the tree steals away girls living in the cottage on the eve of th... View more info

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The Cat, the Rat and the Baseball Bat

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 002923

ISBN: 1742613047

Condition: New


That cat is back! He's back with a rat and a baseball bat. And when the cat starts to chase the rat, around and around the mat, the trouble is only just beginning. A rhyming story of mischief and mayhem that will delight everyone, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. About the Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a creative partnership that began with Just Tricking in 1997 and now extends to seven Just books, the bestselling The Bad Book, and its equally bad sequel, The Very Bad Book. Andy's BUM books have made the New York Tim... View more info

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Ten Unlucky Pirates # A Little Treehouse Story

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2015

Seller ID: 002966

ISBN: 1743532970

Condition: New


Ten unlucky pirates are invading Andy and Terry's treehouse! But not for long ... This hilarious story from the bestselling The 26-Storey Treehouse has been formatted especially for beginner readers and has colour illustrations. View more info

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The Day My Butt Went Psycho: TV Tie-In #1 Bum Trilogy

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2014

Seller ID: 002925

ISBN: 1743517653

Condition: New


Zack Freeman woke out of a deep sleep to see his butt perched on the ledge of his bedroom window. 'No!' He yelled. 'Come back!' But it was too late. His butt jumped out of the window and landed with a soft thud in the garden bed below. Zack stared at the window and sighed. 'Oh no,' he said, 'Not again.' So begins the story of a boy and his crazy runaway butt. A story so sensational, so stinky and so stupid it has to be read to be believed ... if you dare! THE DAY MY BUTT WENT PSYCHO: A STORY (AND NOW A MAJOR CARTOON SERIES) THAT YOU - AND YOUR BUTT - WILL NEVER FORGET! Originally published as ... View more info

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The 65-Storey Treehouse #5 Treehouse Series

By: Andy Griffiths

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2015

Seller ID: 9781743533222

ISBN: 1743533225

Condition: New


Andy and Terry's amazing 65-storey treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! About the Authors: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a creative partnership that began with Just Tricking! in 1997 and now extends to eight Just books and more than a million copies... View more info