Booktopia Catalogue
August 2014 | Edition 23
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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruThe most exciting part of the year is upon us. Blockbuster name after blockbuster name will be published from now until Christmas, along with wonderful surprises the publishing industry has found just for us. And to celebrate our new bigger and better premises we have an impressive list of authors coming in to sign copies of their books exclusively for Booktopians.

So many great books this month I don't know where to start... instead of rambling on any further I will say just this, scroll down, you will be in seventh heaven.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

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by
Haruki Murakami

The new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since 1Q84.

In high school, Tsukuru Tazaki belonged to an extremely tight-knit group of friends who pledged to stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from his first year of college in Tokyo, he finds that they want nothing to do with him. Something has changed, but nobody will tell him what - and he never sees them again.

Years later, Tsukuru has become a successful engineer, but is also something of a loner. It is only when he begins dating an older woman named Sara that he confesses the story of this mysterious betrayal and the shadow it has cast over his life. She becomes convinced that Tsukuru must track down his old group more...

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AUSTRALIAN BLOCKBUSTER

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by
Michael Robotham

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?

Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.

For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.

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ACTION/THRILLER


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GABRIEL ALLON: BOOK 14
by
Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva's latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one... The dead man is a fallen British spy with a secret more...

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VAGABOND
by Gerald Seymour

HUNTER-KILLER
by Chris Ryan
It was a dirty job in a dirty war. Danny Curnow, known in the army family by his call sign, Vagabond, ran agents, informers. Played God with their lives and their deaths, and was the best at his job - and he quit when the stress overwhelmed him.

Now he lives in quiet isolation and works as a guide to tourists visiting the monuments and cemeteries of an earlier, simpler, conflict on Normandy's D-Day beaches. Until the call comes from an old boss more...

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Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities.

Early leads take them to a North London mosque and a one-armed hate cleric, whom the Home Secretary repeatedly tries and fails to expel from the country more...

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ACT OF WAR
by Brad Thor
  TOM CLANCY'S SUPPORT & DEFEND
by Mark Greaney, Tom Clancy
  WHITE LIES:
THE 11TH SPIDER SHEPHERD THRILLER
by Stephen Leather
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CRIME

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THE 22ND DCI BANKS MYSTERY
by
Peter Robinson

BANKS IS BACK - AND THE HUNT IS ON.

When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. Then a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, and a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground. Things quickly become much more sinister.

Assigned to the case, DCI Banks and his team are baffled by the mystery laid out before them. But when a motor accident throws up a gruesome discovery, the investigation spins into a higher gear - in another direction. As Banks and his team struggle desperately to find the missing boy more...

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WANT YOU DEAD
by Peter James

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
by Ruth Rendell
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Virtual romance becomes terrifying obsession in Want You Dead. Single girl, redhead, 33, with a love life that's crashed and burned, seeks new flame for fun, friendship and - who knows - more maybe?

When Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies more...

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The dazzling new novel from Ruth Rendell. When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long buried crime of passion begins. And a group of friends, who played together as children, begin to question their past.

'For Woody, anger was cold. Cold and slow. But once it had started it mounted gradually and he could think of nothing else. He knew he couldn't stay alive while those two were alive. Instead of sleeping, he lay awake in the dark and saw those hands. Anita's narrow white hand with the long nails painted pastel pink more...

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DESERVES TO DIE
by Lisa Jackson

NO SAFE HOUSE
by Linwood Barclay
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JUDGED As he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning - to the one destined to suffer most of all...

CONDEMNED In Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer more...

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Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection.

Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder
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BLOCKBUSTERS

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by
Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts brings you two stories demonstrating that sometimes, love can be murder.

The Welcoming Visitors come to Charity's friendly little inn to escape their ordinary lives. But FBI Agent Roman DeWinter knows something ugly is going on beneath the cosy surface. His mission is to expose the dangerous criminal gang operating out of the inn. Going undercover, Roman begins his investigation - which puts Charity's life on the line.

A hit-and-run attack leaves her shaken and bruised, but only Roman knows how close she came to death. And with the gang under pressure and about to be exposed, they're both in terrible danger...

The Right Path Her old life was a rut, one she was glad to escape, so moonlight on an idyllic Greek beach was working its magic for more...

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PRIVATE INDIA
PRIVATE SERIES: BOOK 8
by James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi

A PERFECT LIFE
by Danielle Steel
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When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whisky he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency.

In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women - seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India - a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens...

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An icon in the world of television news, Blaise McCarthy seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and courage. But privately, there is a story she has protected for years...

Blaise's daughter Salima, blinded by juvenile diabetes, now lives in a year-round boarding school with full-time assistance. When the school closes suddenly, Salima returns home to Blaise's New York apartment with her new carer, Simon. Simon rapidly shakes up their world, determined to help Salima find the independence she never thought possible. As all three face challenges that change the way they see one another more...

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INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER

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by
Paulo Coelho 

The thought-provoking new novel from the international bestselling author whose words change lives.

This is Linda's story.

She's lucky. She knows that.

It's what makes being unhappy even worse.

Her friends advise taking medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less.

A meeting with a politician, and ex-boyfriend, reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, devoted mother and ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared. She embarks on a relationship that is addictive, dangerous and undeniably exciting. But the consequences are more...

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HISTORICAL FICTION

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by
Philippa Gregory

From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Princess comes the riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses.

Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...
 


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AUSTRALIAN DEBUT


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by
Omar Musa

In small town suburbia, three young men are ready to make their mark.

Solomon is all charisma, authority and charm, down for the moment but surely not out. His half-brother, Jimmy, bounces along in his wake, underestimated, waiting for his chance to announce himself. Aleks, their childhood friend, loves his mates, his family and his homeland, and would do anything for them. The question is, does he know where to draw the line?

Solomon, Jimmy and Aleks: way out on the fringe of Australia, looking for a way in. Hip hop and graffiti give them a voice. Booze, women and violence pass the time while they wait for their chance. Under the oppressive summer sun, their town has turned tinder-dry. All it'll take is a spark.

As the surrounding hills roar with flames, the change storms in. But it's not what they were waiting for. It never is. 
 
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AUSTRALIAN FICTION


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by
Liane Moriarty

'I guess it started with the mothers.'

'It was all just a terrible misunderstanding.'

'I'll tell you exactly why it happened.'

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead.

Liane Moriarty's new novel is funny and heartbreaking, challenging and compassionate. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author turns her unique gaze on parenting and playground politics, showing us what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.

'Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation.'

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THE GOLDEN WIDOWS
by Isolde Martyn
  COURTING TROUBLE by Kathy Lee
  FIONA'S FLAME
by Rachael Herron
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AUSTRALIAN THRILLER


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by Steve Lewis, Chris Uhlmann

Politics peeled bare. The second darkly satirical thriller from the authors of The Marmalade Files.

POLITICS JUST GOT DEADLY. A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away. Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend's killer. Navigating treacherous political waters where a desperate minority government edges ever closer to disaster, he delves into a cyber world where there are no secrets.

Friendship and loyalty give way to betrayal and revenge as Dunkley stumbles into the sights of the mandarins who wield real power - and who'll stop at nothing more...

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FANTASY
THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING
by Erika Johansen

THE HIGH DRUID'S BLADE
by Terry Brooks
Introducing an exciting new fiction talent, an unputdownably good debut novel that boasts both the depth of character and sinuous drama of Game of Thrones and the narrative drive of The Hunger Games . . .

Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother - Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid more..

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Secrets revealed. Powers unleashed. Discover a Shannara you've never seen before. Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace.

Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world more...

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NEW ADULT

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by Abbi Glines

Get ready for another steamy summer fling from the NYT bestselling author and online sensation, Abbi Glines. Remember rock-star Jax Stone's brother Jason from Breathe? Well now he's got his own story to tell...

Jason's had enough of living in his rock star brother's shadow. So when he sets off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he's looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow of some envious steam. But falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. And as the two enjoy some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that though Jax is the musician in the family, he too can just as easily rock someone's world.

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ROMANCE
LOVE LETTERS
by Debbie Macomber

LOVING ROSE
by Stephanie Laurens
One love letter can change everything... The new Rose Harbor novel from the international bestselling author of Rose Harbor in Bloom and Blossom Street Brides.

Ellie travels to Rose Harbor to meet a man she's been writing to, but he reveals a secret that makes her question their relationship.

Maggie and her husband have grown apart. Can a love letter from long ago help them to find the spark more...

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns with another thrilling story from the Casebook of Barnaby Adair. Miraculously spared from death, Malcolm Sinclair erases the notorious man he once was.

Reinventing himself as Thomas Glendower, he strives to make amends for his past, yet he never imagines penance might come via a secretive lady he discovers living in his more...

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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART

YOUNG ADULT


YA BOOK OF THE MONTH


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BLOODLINES SERIES: BOOK 5
by Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets-and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories more...
 
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MEMOIR

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by Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist Patty McCormick, this is Malala's story, written for her peers. Meet the girl behind the icon - a girl who loves cricket, has spats with her best friend, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, and Taliban opponents whipped in public.

A girl whose homeland descended into a state of fear and repression, and who found herself transformed from being somewhat shy and bookish into a fearless opponent of a murderous regime.

This is the story of her passionate belief in every child's right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world more...
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THE MUST-READ NEW AUSTRALIAN YA FICTIION - ARE YOU SEEING ME? 

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by Darren Groth

This road trip will have earth-shattering consequences . . .

Twins Justine and Perry are about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

It's been a year since they watched their dad lose his battle with cancer. Now, at only nineteen, Justine is the sole carer for her disabled brother. But with Perry having been accepted into an assisted-living residence, their reliance on each other is set to shift. Before they go their separate ways, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.

For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of his favourite things: mythical sea monsters, Jackie Chan movies and the study of earthquakes.

For Justine, it's a chance to reconcile the decision to 'free' her twin more...

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BOY21
by Matthew Quick
  THE RAIN
by Virginia Bergin
  BURN
by Julianna Baggott
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FILM TIE-IN EDITION

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by Gayle Foreman

This title is soon to be a major film starring Chole Grace Moretz.
 
Just listen,' Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.' I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. 'Stay,' he says.


Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you.

For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all.

Haunting, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be. Includes interviews with the stars of the film, Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley.
 
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CHILDREN


LOCAL RIVAL TO PERCY JACKSON

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LAST SPIRIT WARRIOR SERIES: BOOK 2
by P.J. Tierney

This is the series for every young boy who has dreamt of living on a boat, having extraordinary adventures - and discovering he is totally awesome at kung fu! This thrilling sequel to The Last Spirit Warrior sees Jamie takes to kung fu training with fervor, knowing that Zheng, or at least part of him, is so close.

And despite this, Jade insists on training Jamie in upper body strength only. If this continues he'll never beat Zheng. It's only Jade's ability to see into the future that stops Jamie from rebelling entirely.

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LAST SPIRIT WARRIOR SERIES: BOOK 1
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P.J. Tierney

Jamie Reign was born twelve years ago, on the first day of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. This supposedly auspicious start in life hasn't been much use to him, living a loveless existence with his abusive father, Hector, on a salvage boat. Jamie's mother Mayling died on the day he was born.

When Jamie inadvertently summons some fiery orbs from the air to tackle some local bullies, he doesn't understand that he has tapped into The Way more...

 
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PEPPA PIG


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Ladybird

Join Peppa and all her friends in this new annual.

Packed with stories, activities, games and puzzles, it's sure to keep every Peppa fan entertained for hours!




 
 
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MUCHAMORE BACK AT HIS BEST

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Robert Muchamore

Fay has spent eighteen months locked up in a Secure Training Centre. Drug deals and rip-offs are the only things this teenager knows. Now she's back on the street, looking to settle old scores.

Cherub agents Ryan and Ning need Fay's knowledge to unearth a major drug importer. They're trained professionals with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. But Fay's made a lot of enemies and she's running out of time ...For official purposes, these children do not exist.
 
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MAKE SURE 'THE FORCE' IS WITH YOU

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Dorling Kindersley

Step into the exciting world of Star Wars Rebels with the all-new Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Rebels from DK.

Young Padawans can mix and match their favorite Rebels scenes with fun and colorful stickers of their favorite characters and vehicles from the hit TV series. With more than 1,000 stickers and tons of key facts and information, kids are in for a galactic adventure like never before.

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STAR WARS REBELS: REBEL ADVENTURES: ULTIMATE STICKER BOOK
  STAR WARS REBELS:
REBELS VERSUS EMPIRE: ULTIMATE STICKER BOOK
  STAR WARS REBELS: MEET THE REBELS
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BILLY SLATER PRESENTS
SHOW AND GO
by Patrick Loughlin

CHIP AND CHASE
by Patrick Loughlin
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A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys' rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy Slater.

Corey is one of the best players on team and everyone knows it, especially Corey. While he scores a lot of tries, he doesn't win many friends. Corey thinks his footy skills give him licence to pick on anyone who isn't as good as him, and his teammates are getting sick of it. When he makes a bet with C. C., the West Hill Ravens fullback, things really start to spin out of control.

Can team mentor Billy Slater show Corey that great players aren't always the ones that score the most points?

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A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys' rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy Slater.

Liam is the captain of the West Hill Ravens, and the heart and soul of the team. He lives, breathes and sleeps footy. The only problem is that it doesn't leave him much time for anything else.

Now his schoolwork is suffering and his parents are on his back. He may even have to quit the team. And without their captain, the Ravens' chances of making the finals look grim.

Can Billy convince Liam that more...

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PONY TAILS
PONY TAILS BINDUP 1:
PONY CRAZY/ MAY'S RIDING LESSON/ COREY'S MISSING PONY
by Bonnie Bryant

PONY TAILS BINDUP 2:
JASMINE'S CHRISTMAS RIDE/ MAY TAKES THE LEAD/ CORREY IN THE SADDLE
by Bonnie Bryant
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Meet the Pony Tails . . . May, Jasmine and Corey, three totally different girls with one thing in common - they love ponies!

Pony Crazy
Our pony-crazy best friends investigate their mysterious new neighbours.

May's Riding Lesson
Our pony-crazy best friends learn how to deal with bullies as they help around Pine Hollow stables.

Corey's Missing Pony
When Corey's pony Samurai goes missing it's up to our pony-crazy best friends to get him back!

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Three great Pony Tails books in one.

It's Christmas time at Pine Hollow Stables in Jasmine's Christmas Ride and the Pony Tails are excited about two Pony Club holiday events.

In May takes the Lead May is chosen to lead the Pony Parade at Pine Hollow Stables, she decides to prove to her older sisters that she's a serious rider.

In Corey in the Saddle Corey is working hard to get her pony, Samurai, ready for a Pony Club demonstration, but when things go wrong Corey says she'll never ride him again. Can the members of the Pony Tails help Corey get back in the saddle?

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NATHALIA BUTTFACE AND THE MOST EMBARRASSING DAD IN THE WORLD
by Nigel Smith

MY GRUMPY DAY
by Felicity Gardner
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At last something laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. The Most Embarrassing Dad in the World was embarrassing Nathalia even before she was born. He went and married Mum, didn't he? Mum's last name was De Montfort.

Thanks to Dad she wasn't Nathalia De Montfort. She was Nathalia Bumole. "It's pronounced Bew-mow-lay," Dad would tell her patiently, time and again. "If anyone says differently, the joke's on them." But as Nathalia knows only too well more...


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Some mornings Max wakes up happy. Some mornings he wakes up hungry. But on this particular morning, Max wakes up grumpy and everything feels not-quite-right. So Max goes looking for something to cheer him up but nothing seems to work.

His friends games can't cheer him up and being alone makes him even grumpier. Then Mum gives Max a kiss so tickly that his nose starts to tingle and his mouth starts to twitch and he suddenly wants to laugh. Does Mum know the secret cure for grumpiness? Endearingly illustrated by Felicity Gardner, Max the monkey is a typical toddler learning about himself and the world.

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CHILDREN NON-FICTION

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by
Jim Stynes, Warwick Green

Walk Tall is a special younger readers' edition of the Jim Stynes autobiography My Journey, adapted by Warwick Green.

Part football autobiography and part coming-of-age story, Walk Tall is an inspirational and unforgettable account of a man who continues to inspire through his life and his legacy.

There were men in strange jerseys on the TV, running around with some kind of rugby ball.

I turned to my father. 'What's this, then, Dad?'

He looked up from his paper. 'Australian football.'

What's the big deal about that? I thought.

At first, Jim Stynes didn't understand Australian football at all. But once he accepted the challenge more...

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THE STORY OF WORLD WAR ONE
by Richard Brassey

TRUE GRIT
by Bear Grylls
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It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One.

Did you know that German Zeppelins were made from cow intestines, the same material as sausage skins, so sausages were banned in Germany? Or that the fighting was stopped on Christmas Day 1914, so that German and British soldiers could play football in no man's land?

Discover these facts, and so much more...

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Who are the people that inspired Bear Grylls to become one of the world's toughest adventurers?

From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to achieve astonishing feats, to everyday people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, True Grit is a collection of some of the toughest feats of survival ever accomplished. Learn what it takes to make it through alive in some of the planet's most dangerous locations more...

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BABIES & TODDLERS

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by Lisa Shanahan

Today is Pet Day in Lily's class. All the kids bring in their pets - hermit crabs, parrots, mice, puppies, ferrets and ducks - but Lily brings her dragon. Class smarty-pants Courtney says to Lily that dragons are only in fairy tales so how could she have a dragon?

However, when all the pets misbehave in the middle of the all-important pet parade, guess who (or what) saves the day? This gorgeous and funny story about finding your voice is the first collaboration between two of Australia's leading picture book creators.

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THE SMALLEST TURTLE
by Lynley Dodd

VANILLA ICE CREAM
by Bob Graham


The words in his head became stronger than ever,

'To the SEA - to the SEA'.

A tiny turtle is the last of his brothers and sisters to hatch, and so he must leave the nest and make the dangerous journey down to the sea all by himself.

A timeless classic by Dame Lynley Dodd.

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In this beautifully illustrated story, Bob Graham shows how all the creatures and the people of the world can be connected to each other in the most surprising ways. A wild, young sparrow rises from the dust outside an Indian food stall surrounded by swaying palms. The sparrow flies off just where he pleases more...

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DADDY'S CHEEKY MONKEY
by Andrew Daddo
  THE BABY TREE
by Sophie Blackall
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by Michael Rosen
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AUSSIE ICON

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The long-awaited life story of John Williamson: an Australian icon, a much-loved legend of the music industry and man of the land.

Williamson takes us through his life, from growing up on the land in the Mallee and Moree in a family of five boys, to being the voice of Australia.

John got a lucky break that kickstarted his music career with 'Old Man Emu', which he wrote and performed on New Faces in 1970. After huge initial success, his music career floundered for a decade until he reinvented himself by chronicling the subjects and issues that are close to his heart.

John's songs are all about Australia - he expresses his love of our land ('Mallee Boy'), his outrage at more...

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AUSTRALIAN STORY

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by Bruce Morcombe, Denise Morcombe,
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A percentage of the sales from the book will go to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

On 7 December 2003 Daniel Morcombe disappeared on the Sunshine Coast, while waiting for a bus. For Bruce and Denise Morcombe - the parents of Daniel - and his brothers, Bradley and Dean, it was apparent within hours that something was very wrong. In the first few days following Daniels disappearance, Bruce and Denise made a promise to their son that they would never ever stop looking for him, and bring who was responsible to justice.

We will never give up. As the nightmare of hours became days then weeks, and months and years, the family mobilised to become the moral force behind the longest criminal investigation in Australia's history.

Where is Daniel? covers the decade-long investigation into the disappearance of Daniel more...

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MEMOIR


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by Matthew Ames, Diane Ames, Kate Ames

This is a remarkable story. It will change the way you look at life.

For a couple of weeks, Matthew Ames didn't feel well. The busy father of four young children knew things were not quite right but suddenly he was in Emergency, with a severe case of toxic shock syndrome - the common bacteria Strep A had entered his bloodstream and his body had gone into shutdown. He was put into an induced coma and the only way he could be kept alive was to have all his limbs amputated.

Diane Ames knew exactly what her husband would want and that he would cope - he had always been optimistic and practical. Despite a one per cent chance of survival more...

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WOMEN IN POWER

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Iconic journalist and television presenter Geraldine Doogue turns her attention to an issue central to our times. How are we, as women, represented at the top levels of power in Australia?

In candid and personal conversations with fourteen women leading the way in fields as wide-ranging as business, politics, religion, education and the armed forces, Doogue gets to the heart of what it means to be a woman in power in Australia.

Inspiring and insightful, The Climb reveals a varied and at times quite unexpected picture of contemporary Australia.

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WORLD RECORD HOLDER

 
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'The most extraordinary aviation adventure of the decade. A great story in the spirit of Charles Kingsford-Smith and Bert Hinkler. - Dick Smith

When Ryan Campbell was six he fell in love with aeroplanes. It was a passion that was to dominate his childhood and it was no surprise when at 15 Ryan became the youngest pilot in Australia.

Inspired by his father and grandfather who were also aviators, Ryan sought a challenge  and, like adventurers before him, he found one that spoke to him more than the rest. He wanted to fly around the world more...

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TRUE CRIME
AUSTRALIA'S HARDEST PRISON
by James Phelps

AT THE ALTAR OF THE ROAD GODS
by Boris Mihailovic
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Welcome to Long Bay, Australia's hardest prison. For the first time, guards and inmates of the notorious South Sydney facility reveal what really goes on behind its towering concrete walls.

Opened in 1909 Long Bay Jail, originally a women's reformatory, has a dark and extraordinary history.

From ghosts to legendary prisoners, there has been an infamous collection of Long Bay 'guests', including the formidable Neddy Smith, convicted rapists the Skaf brothers more...

 
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Caution: Contains incidents of insane motorcycle antics, drug use and swearing.

In this fast, furious book, Boris Mihailovic shares his wild stories of motorcycling, mateship and frequent, two-wheel-related mayhem.

Boris has had a life-long obsession with motorbikes and in this collection of yarns he shares pivotal moments in his riding life, from his first XJ650 Yamaha and the crazy, wild years of more...

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SPORT
NOVAK DJOKOVIC
by Chris Bowers

ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE
by Leigh Matthews
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In this study of both Djokovic and Serbia, Chris Bowers paints two powerful portraits.

He traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, telling of how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile icon, charts his battle with illness and his relationship with a volatile father, and how his on-court deeds have made his country proud.

But he also tells the story of Serbia, pulling no punches about its role in the 1990s wars more...

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A true football legend, this is a hugely long awaited autobiography told with Leigh's customary steel, wry humour and no-holds barred honesty.

Life and lessons from the world of Australian Rules Football as told by an icon of the sport, Leigh Matthews. Four time Premiership player, voted the player of the 20th Century and four time Premiership coach.

Accept the Challenge offers rare insights into the life and learning experiences that have shaped Leigh along his successful more...

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SPORTING LEGEND

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Ray 'Rabbits' Warren is the legendary voice of Australian sports commentary. People tell him he must have drunk a bottle of scotch and smoked a packet of cigarettes every day to have the voice that he has. That's not the case - at least, not anymore . . .

The son of a railway worker, Ray placed his first bet on a horse called Playboy at the age of just six, and won. A lifelong love of the track - and the punt - was born.

During his remarkable broadcasting career, which has now spanned almost five decades, Ray has called three Melbourne Cups, Commonwealth and Olympic Games swimming, and countless rugby league matches more...

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WAR
AFGHANISTAN: AUSTRALIA'S WAR
by Ian McPhedran, Gary Ramage

1914: THE YEAR THE WORLD ENDED
by Paul Ham


Featuring the stunning images of photographer Gary Ramage, and the words of Ian McPhedran, this book is an emotional, graphic, very moving and comprehensive record of the ten years of Australia's war in Afghanistan.

Australia's War in Afghanistan is an extraordinary visual record which recognizes and celebrates the significant contribution that Australian troops have made to the conflict in Afghanistan over the past ten years.

Featuring the stunning images of award-winning photographer Gary Ramage, and the words of best-selling defence writer Ian McPhedran more..

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Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did.

In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient political systems and set the course for the bloodiest century
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TRAVEL


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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip.

Experience the magic of the temples of Angkor at dawn, experience Asia's colonial past in the steamy port island of Penang, or hang ten on classic Bali surf breaks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southeast Asia and begin your journey now!

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LONELY PLANET: VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS & NORTHERN THAILAND
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POLITICS

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Australians once trusted the democratic process. While we got on with our lives, we assumed our politicians had our best interests at heart. Not anymore. That trust has collapsed.

Mark Latham joined the Labor Party in the late 1970s hoping to improve people's lives through parliamentary service. Twenty-five years later, the Opposition Leader ended up as disillusioned as the rest of us. The scorching honesty of The Latham Diaries ensured he'd burned his political bridges, but ostracism from the Canberra Club has its advantages.

In The Political Bubble Mark Latham is free to explore how parliamentary democracy has lost touch with the people more...

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HEALTH

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by Joe Cross

The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book includes healthy inspiration for your kitchen with Joe's favourite Reboot recipes to help you feel more energised than ever.

Includes recipes for - Juices - Smoothies - Salads - Soups - Snacks - Main dishes A Reboot diet - a time of drinking and eating only fruits and vegetables - is a perfect way to power up your system and lose weight, increase your energy levels and think more clearly. And when you consume juice, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help your body more...
 
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FOOD AND DRINK

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by Gary Mehigan

Masterchef Australia co-judge Gary Mehigan lives and breathes food. When he's not working the stoves at his Maribyrnong Boathouse restaurant in Melbourne or talking about food on TV or social media, you'll find him breakfasting at a newly-opened cafe, trawling the growers' market for ingredients for dinner, or taking culinary sojourns to the countryside to seek out the finest regional produce.

This book is the result of Gary's ongoing food obsession: a collection of his favourite recipes garnered from thirty years in the industry. It includes treasured treats from his childhood in England more...

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FASHION

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Dress to impress without the stress! Fabulous fashion tips from the author of the award-winning StylingYou website.

In Unlock Your Style, Australian fashion expert Nikki Parkinson of stylingyou.com.au shows you how to feel confident in your clothes. Inside these pages you'll find Nikki's top tips for every woman - no matter her age, shape or budget.

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* Practical and timeless style advice for any day or event
* Easy hints for getting your wardrobe into shape
* The essential items every woman needs more...

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