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Shockingly Good Stories

Author: RA Spratt

Publisher: Puffin Books

Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more!

From RA Spratt, bestselling author of Friday Barnes, comes this collection of 24 stories perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Paul Jennings.

Featuring fractured fairytales told by none other than Nanny Piggins, previously unpublished Friday Barnes mysteries and a bunch of other hilarious and highly original tall tales.

This book will delight kids from seven to 70, whether they’re after a bedtime story, entertainment for a long car ride or distraction in the doctor’s waiting room!

Will the Wonderkid Treasure Hunter of the Australian Outback

Author: Stephanie Owen Reeder

Publisher: NLA

It’s December 1914, and young Will Hutchison heads off into the South Australian desert in search of gold with his father, two other explorers and six camels.

At the end of each chapter, a double-page spread provides information on topics relating to the chapter, such as Riding the Ghan (the great northern railway; travelling on the Ghan); Indispensable Afghans (who they were; what they did); Hard-Working Camels (exploring the outback; pioneering); Surviving in the Desert (plants; animals); Precious Opals (origins; opal mining); and Curious Coober Pedy (travelling to the opal field; living below the ground).

The story and the information spreads have black-and-white and colour illustrations, including photographs of Will at the time. Also provided at the end of the book is a glossary, background reading and an index.

Masters of Disguise

Author: Marc Martin

Publisher: Puffin Books

A gorgeous hide-and-seek extravaganza that showcases 12 of the most elusive animals on earth that use camouflage to disguise themselves. A timely and beautiful non-fiction book for nature lovers of every stripe.

Now you see them, now you don’t! Cloaked in a riot of colour, pattern and texture are a dozen animals - from chameleons and polar bears to Gaboon vipers and mimic octopuses - that have mastered the art of fading into the background.

Fact-packed pages segue into clever and beautifully illustrated seek-and-find spreads that put readers’ newfound knowledge of each creature and its ecosystem to the test. Marc Martin jets budding conservationists around the world and shows them the secrets of animal camouflage. A perfect gift for animal lovers.