Booktopia Six To Twelve Buzz
March 2011 | School Holidays Edition
The school holidays are only about three weeks away. Are you prepared? No? There is no need to panic. We have a great range of books to keep your kids occupied and happy throughout.

Andy Griffiths is back with a hilarious book on the human body called What Body Part is That? Your kids will love it. It's the silliest, most oddly informative book your child will devour this year! (It'll get a giggle or two out of you, too.)

BattleBoyBattle Boy is a series that will glue 7 to 10 years olds to their seats. We're so sure you'll love them that we will give five lucky customers a set of the first ten books in the series plus a free Battle Boy watch. To be in the running all you need to do is buy a Battle Boy book. A full set would make a great present! (We will notify the lucky five at the end of April. Good luck!)

If your 10 to 12 year olds have been irritating you lately - it's probably because they want the final Alex Rider book, but just don't know it yet! Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz is available 21st March 2011.

Fans of The Floods by Colin Thompson will be totally lost in book ten of the series.

And that's not we've got all in this holiday edition of the 6-12 BUZZ - we've put together a list of Oldies but Goodies, a clutch of boxed sets, we've got Go Girl!, Audrey of the Outback, Billie B Brown, Wombles and even Wally is here (but where?)...

In short, we've got everything to keep your kids reading this holidays.

Kind Regards
John Purcell
The Booktopia Book Guru

P.S. These could be all yours... Buy a Battle Boy book today.
Click here for more details or to buy What Body Part is That? WHAT BODY PART IS THAT? by Andy Griffiths

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 Terry guide to the human body: What Body Part is That? is packed with incredible information on the brain, the bum, the spleen and so much more - this is one anatomical journey you don't want to miss. This fully illustrated stupid guide to the human body features the biggest, the smallest, the funniest, the stupidest and The Most Disgustingest parts of your body.

It's divided into anatomically comprehensive sections such as:

* The bits you can see
* The bits you can't see

Packed with handy advice such as how to use your head as a bowling ball (the eye sockets and mouth make excellent holes for your fingers), you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about just what the body does, what it can do, and what you hope it never does.

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a creative partnership that began with Just Tricking! in 1997 and now extends to seven Just books and more than a million copies sold, the award-winning The Bad Book, the off-the-wall success of The Cat On The Mat Is Flat and the bestselling The Very Bad Book. They are now published all over the world including the US where Andy's Bum books have made the New York Times bestseller lists.

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Available 1st April 2011
9781921714214 THE AUDREY OF THE OUTBACK COLLECTION by Christine Harris

Audrey is Australia's response to Pippi Longsticking. She is determined, mischievous, imaginative and inquisitive, and this bind up will have every girl in the country wishing she lived in the outback. This special gift edition comprises all three popular Audrey stories...

Audrey of the Outback:
Audrey of the outback will have every girl wishing they were a swagman and asking questions such as; Where does the wind start? Is it better to be a cow or a sheep? Why are carrots orange? Does the sky touch the ground?

For readers who love go-getting girls, this book is the first in the series of Audrey's adventures.

Audrey Goes to Town:
The Barlows have come to the tiny outback town of Beltana, and Audrey's enjoying making new friends and seeing amazing sights like houses with real glass in the windows! But when Audrey's mum is suddenly taken to hospital, Audrey and her little brother are stranded with strict Mrs Paterson, who has some very particular ideas about "good" behaviour. Can Audrey make friends with this lonely old lady who keeps her heart in a cage?

Author CHRISTINE HARRISAudrey's Big Secret:
Audrey Barlow has woken up in the dead of night and needs to go to the dunny. The only problem is, the dunny is down the garden path. And if that isn't bad enough, Audrey sees what she thinks is a ghost! Or is it a Bunyip? Or an angel? Audrey soon discovers that it wasn't a ghost she spotted at all, but a young aboriginal girl, her own age called Janet. Through their growing friendship, Audrey learns that Janet has run away from a mission and that together they must think of a way to keep Janet from being taken again.

In Audrey's Big Secret, Audrey faces her biggest dilemma yet -how will she tell the truth to her family AND protect her friend Janet. Audrey's Big Secret is about loss and missing the things you love but no longer have. It offers a glimpse into the tragedy of the stolen generation, through the eyes of a child. It is tender and heart-felt.

Readers will love Audrey and her plucky determination to see that something so wrong must be made right.

...all together in one beautiful hardback volume.

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9780330403993BATTLE BOY SERIES by Charlie Carter

The 11th and 12th titles in this gripping, dramatic and completely engrossing series - designed to engage reluctant readers (high interest, low-level reading), and anyone interested in battles, history, time travel, adventure, great stories, gadgets galore...

You could receive a set of 10 Battle Boy books for free. Order a Battle Boy book to enter. Details.

Mission 11: Super Soldier

- Book no. 66: Battle of Thermopylae, 380 BC. Persian King Xerxes I fights Greek forces led by the Spartans

- Mission objective: Professor Perdu wants to try out her latest creation - the 2.2 metre tall super soldier, Tex. However, an accident in the Tome Tower means that a Battle Book has been sucked into another Battle Book! Together, BB005 and Tex must retrieve the missing Battle Book, before it falls into the wrong hands!

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- MetaBook 3: Zeppelin war between Germany and Britain, 1915 - 1916.

- Mission objective: This is BB005's first special MetaBook mission. MetaBooks contain multiple battles over long periods of time, and nobody has ever explored one before. In this mission, BB005 will be flying blind - no contact with the outside world, and no instruction manual!

About The Author

To protect the identity of his military sources, very little can be revealed about Charlie Carter. We can, however, say this: he is a well known operative in the field of children's books.

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Available 1st April 2011

Remember: You could receive a set of 10 Battle Boy books for free. Order a Battle Boy book to enter. Details.

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Click here to see the Billie B Brown series BILLIE B BROWN by Sally Rippin

 Have you met Billie B Brown, the biggest thing to hit the early reader scene in years? She's brave, brilliant and bold and will become your best friend in no time.

Created for girls who are desperate to begin reading but despairing of the daggy school readers filled with kittens playing with yarn and children who say 'bother', sassy Billie B Brown exploded onto the early reader scene with four brilliant books last year. By June 2011 there will be a total of 11 in the series!

Written by acclaimed children's author Sally Rippin, children will recognise their own lives reflected in Billie's 'real world' adventures of having a sleep-over, playing soccer, learning ballet and more.

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Click here for more details or to buy The Perfect Present Billie's family is off to the beach! But when they get there, her mum and dad just want to read books and nap. Will this be the most boring holiday ever? 
Click here for more details or to buy The Big Sister Billie can't wait for the new baby to arrive. She's even going to give it her favourite teddy! But what will happen when her parents go to hospital without her - and Billie's teddy goes missing?
Click here for more details or to buy The Birthday Mix-up Billie's party is going to be the best ever. She has lots of fun games planned! But what if Billie's friends don't like her party? Or worse... what if they don't come?

NEW: Available 1st April 2011

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Click here for more details or to buy Circle of FireCIRCLE OF FIRE by S.M. Hall

A fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat thriller featuring a feisty new heroine, Maya Brown

Fifteen year old Maya Brown is bored with being cooped up in her nan's house over the summer, and dying to get involved in her mum's intelligence operation against a group of would-be terrorists. But when her mum is kidnapped by the criminals, Maya is suddenly plunged headlong into a world of intrigue and danger. Can Maya find out what the terrorist cell are plotting in time, and without putting her mother's life at risk? And is the mysterious Khaled luring her into a trap, or is he a secret ally? A fast-paced thriller by an established author of teenage fiction, with a feisty and appealing heroine.

Think Anthony Horowitz, Robert Muchamore, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Medusa Project by Sophie McKenzie...

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Click here for more details or to buy Floods 10 : Lost THE FLOODS 10: LOST by Colin Thompson

The caves under Transylvania Waters are about to be explored for the first time ever. What will the Floods find?

The Floods are back in their rightful place as rulers of Transylvania Waters and there is an enormous amount to do to bring the country out of the Dark Ages. But what does a country need to become part of the modern world? Well, it needs socks, PlayStations and seventy-three varieties of genetically modified sausage, but above all else it needs maps.

Winchflat's new wife, Maldegard, has been appointed Transylvania Waters's first ever Official Map-Maker. What she and Edna Hulbert discover during their travels will astound, terrify, amuse and intrigue you.

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Colin Thompson answered our Ten Terrifying Questions
Click here for more details or to buy Volcan Only a wall divides Earth from the Beasts of Beastium. Only a boy and his dogbot defend the wall and protect Earth. Kia Masters. Border guard and best battler!

When ash starts to fall from the sky, Kai knows it is time for battle. Will his skills and his Jet Drill be enough to stop the volcano beast? Kai will have to dig deep

Click here for more details or to buy Terraserpix Kai Masters is a border guard and beast battler. Things have changed again in Beastium.

There are new beasts. Bigger, stronger beasts. Mutants. Kai will have to learn quickly to battle these beasts and take them to the Outlands. Will Kai win and earn the right to become a border knight?

Click here for more details or to buy The ice is melting in the ice land of Isolus and it is raining in the wind land of Tornados. Is a new beast behind it?

Will Kai be able to battle the new mutant with his new combo gear and ice chopper? Will he learn how to stop more mutants coming? 

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9780857530196THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens

The first thrilling book in the most exciting children's fantasy series since Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.

They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since.

Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, where the rolling fog distorts their sense of time and the town is eerily silent, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place - and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before.

Exploring the house, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments, terrifying monsters, noble dwarves and entire cities buried beneath the earth. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls - and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.

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Available 5th April 2011



Click here for more details or to buy Where's Wally The search for Wally and his friends continues with this new phenomenal postcard book in the Where's Wally? series. Each scene has been carefully selected from all seven classic titles to provide a sending opportunity for all occasions. Send to other Wally Watchers or keep the postcards for yourself! Either way, join the search and create your very own Where's Wally? paper chase.
Click here for more details or to buy A wonderful new fairy friend here just in time for the royal wedding!

Kate the Royal Wedding Fairy makes sure that all weddings are happy and magical! But when mean Jack Frost steals the True Love Crown, the Fairyland royal wedding is sure to be a disaster. Can Kirsty and Rachel find the crown so the royal couple will live happily ever after...
Available 7th April 2011

Click here for more details or to buy The Wombles The Wombles live in a beautifully snug, well-ordered and cosy burrow underneath Wimbledon Common - the perfect base from which to sort and recycle all the rubbish that unthinking humans constantly drop. First published over 40 years ago, the Wombles books are back to entertain a whole new generation with their charming characters and environmental themes.
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Click here for more details or to buy Sleep Over The Go Girl! series is ideal for girls 7 years and older. The books provide simple, real-life stories about characters experiencing and exploring new situations - the first sleep-over, being the 'new kid' at school, trusting a friend with a big secret and more. Written with an emotional depth, and using simple language, this series struck a chord with girls who were sick of fairies and unicorns.



Click here for more details or to buy Dancing Queen Charlie is buzzing - she's just had her first ever modern dance class! But it's not all perfect. She's in the wrong dance clothes. The trendy girls tease her. And now there's the concert to worry about. But none of that seems to matter, once Charlie starts to dance.

Available 1st April 2011

Click here for more details or to buy Lola's mum and step-dad are getting married, and Lola gets to be a flower girl! But there's another flower girl - will she drive Lola crazy?

Available 1st April 2011

Click here for more details or to buy Surf's Up Lucy is so excited about going on a beach holiday with her best friend Bonnie. They will have five whole days to learn how to become surfie girls together. But their friendship will also be tested - and not just by the waves!

Available 1st April 2011

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Click here for more details or to buy Scorpia Rising SCORPIA RISING - ALEX RIDER SERIES : BOOK 9 by Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider wants his life back. But when you're the world's most successful spy, there's only one way out. One bullet. One life. The ends starts here.

A dark and shocking conclusion to the bestselling Alex Rider missions. This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead - this is the twistiest and most deadly plot of any Alex Rider mission yet, and will reveal Smithers' ultimate gadget and see the shock death of a major character.

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Available 21st March 2011

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Click here for more details or to buy Fantastic Frankie When Frankie Blewitt brings home yet another F-for-failure school report it's the last straw for his overachieving parents and they decide to send him to the Crammar Grammar boarding school. At first he is just relieved to be away from home, but he soon realises that there's something really weird going on at Crammer Grammar...

As Frankie tries to find out the secrets of the school he discovers that the headmaster, Dr Gore, has plans to turn all the students into robot-like super-brains using his Brain-drain machine! With the help of his new friends Neet and Wes, Alphonsine his crazy French nanny and a poodle named Colette, can Frankie save the day before it's too late and change the F-for- failure to F-for-fantastic?

Click here for more details or to buy The Great Cat Conspiracy The New Cat keeps bringing dead things into the house as presents for Tom. When he brings in the head of the vicar's very expensive Koi Carp and the Vicar makes Mum pay £200 for a replacement, Anna's Dad is so cross he locks the New Cat out of the cat-flap.

Tom argues for the Cat to be let back in, but the flap is left shut overnight and when Dad finally concedes, the New Cat has disappeared altogether.

Anna, Suzanne and Tom are convinced he has been kidnapped - but who is responsible? A new investigation begins...

Available 1st April 2011

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Jordan, Harry and Myrtle are on a mission to rescue an escaped pet snake. Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast.

Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?


Available 28th March 2011

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9780340997406PEGASUS AND THE FLAME by Kate O'Hearn

From war-torn Olympus to stormy New York City, mythology and reality collide in a breathtaking adventure.

When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out ...

Kate O'Hearn was raised in the heart of New York City. Throughout her life, she has always had an active and vivid imagination. As a child walking down 5th Avenue, she would envision herself soaring among the city's canyons on the back of a wild dragon. While in Florida, looking over the sea, she could imagine living amongst the whales and beaching in the heavy swells. At night, a star studded sky was yet another playground. These dreams and ideas never faded. Instead they grew until they spilled over into the books she loves to write.

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In This Issue

What Body Part is That?
Audrey of the Outback
Battle Boy
Billie B Brown
Circle of Fire
The Floods
Boy Vs Beast
The Emerald Atlas
Go Girl!
Alex Rider
Pegasus and the Flame
Oldies but Goodies
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