May 2019 (49)

Tinfoil Crowns

ISBN: 9781635830323

Author: Erin Jones    Publisher: North Star Editions

Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always spo...


Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory), and they love her for it. If she goes viral, maybe she can get out of her small casino town and the cramped apartment she shares with her brother and grandpa. But there’s one thing Fit’s fans don’t know about her: when Fit was three years old, her mother, suffering from postpartum psychosis, tried to kill her. Now Fit’s mother, River, has been released from prison. Fit is outraged that River is moving in with the family, and it’s not long before Fit’s video followers realise something’s up and uncover her tragic past. But Fit soon realises that the only thing her audience loves more than tragedy is a heartwarming tale of a family reunion. Is faking a relationship with River the key to all Fit’s dreams coming true?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 07-05-2019


$24.99
Ollie Oxley and the Ghost

ISBN: 9781631632891

Author: Lisa Schmid    Publisher: North Star Editions

Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving—again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Moving all the...


Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving—again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Moving all the time means Ollie has struggled in the making friends department, but he quickly connects with a boy named Teddy. To Ollie’s surprise, though, his first friend in town is a little more . . . unique than those he’s made in the past. Teddy is a ghost. Befriending someone who lived during the famous California Gold Rush sure does make things interesting for Ollie. But when the school bully, Aubray, targets Ollie and it looks like the Bingham Theater might close, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Can Teddy and Ollie work together to take down Aubray, save his mom’s job, and solve a mystery years in the making?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$24.99
Recordmania Atlas of the Incredible

ISBN: 9783899558142

Publisher: Gestalten

The biggest, the strongest, the fastest, the loudest―Recordmania sets the bar for the best atlas of the world’s incredible records. From mind-boggling feat...


The biggest, the strongest, the fastest, the loudest―Recordmania sets the bar for the best atlas of the world’s incredible records. From mind-boggling feats of human endurance to the unimaginable extremes of the natural world, these pages are filled with records that defy expectations and surprise the imagination. Did you know for example that the fastest recorded skydive was so speedy it broke through the sound barrier? Or that the smallest park in the world was made for a colony of leprachauns? Split into 6 categories and covering everything from sports, architecture, animals, humans, technology, dinosaurs, space, and nature, each category is packed with feats that will delight. Trace out locations across each atlas before delving into the detail behind each record. Recordmania: Atlas of the Incredible is cleverly designed and thoughtfully illustrated, the perfect gift for the curious-minded.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 270 x 370 mm


$59.99
The Children and the Whale

ISBN: 9783899558166

Author: Daniel Frost    Publisher: Gestalten

Award-winning illustrator Daniel Frost tells a tale of kinship and beauty in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle. There is an animal in the nearby waters that...


Award-winning illustrator Daniel Frost tells a tale of kinship and beauty in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle. There is an animal in the nearby waters that is six times the size of a house and has a heart as big as a boat, yet no one knows where it roams. This is a place where the waters are vast and deep, the skies breathe magic, and two lost siblings find an unlikely friend. The Children and the Whale is a bedtime story, a magical journey and reminder to enjoy the adventurous moments we create in the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 230 x 260 mm


$39.99
Wilderness

ISBN: 9783791373720

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet’s wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals t...


This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet’s wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals that call it home. This aptivating book brings the natural world into sharp focus. Beautifully colored and intricately detailed illustrations depict places as exotic and wide-ranging as Senegal’s Niokolo-Koba National Park, Russia’s Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka, Daintree National Park in Australia, the Mexican desert, and China’s bamboo forests. Each spread contains more than twenty different species including birds, snakes, frogs, iguanas, leopards, tigers, gorillas, pandas, and wolves. The back of the book is filled with additional information about the animals and their habitats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 275 x 355 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$45.00
My City

ISBN: 9783791373775

Author: Joanne Liu    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A young boy discovers the excitement and unexpected delight of exploring his city—and so will readers of this vibrant picture book. Max is asked to mail a let...


A young boy discovers the excitement and unexpected delight of exploring his city—and so will readers of this vibrant picture book. Max is asked to mail a letter for his mother. As he walks through his neighborhood in search of a mailbox, he encounters all sorts of interesting things like falling leaves dancing in the wind, skyscrapers towering in the distance, and junk being piled into a garbage truck. All around him adults hurry on their various errands, too busy to appreciate these wondrous details. His walk through the city leads Max to discover that the mailbox is actually right next door to his own house. Children will enjoy following Max on his adventure and seeing things from his perspective as they explore Joanne Liu’s colorful celebration of everyday life in a busy city.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$32.00
A Brief History of Life on Earth

ISBN: 9783791373737

Author: Clemence Dupont    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s diff...


he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet’s fascinating history easy and entertaining. In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings. Opening on lava-filled oceans and smoking volcanoes, the book unfolds, era by era, to show how life evolved from tiny protozoa and crustaceans to dinosaurs and mammals. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Each page is brimming with illustrations that readers will turn to again and again. A celebration of life, this extraordinary and beautiful book illuminates the history of Earth for young readers in an unforgettable and delightful way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 220 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$49.99
A Colorful Tail - Finding Monet at Giverny

ISBN: 9780764357053

Author: Joan Waites    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A young red fox living in Monet's garden in Giverny, France, admires the collage of colors in the landscape that surrounds him. More than anything, he wants to ...


A young red fox living in Monet's garden in Giverny, France, admires the collage of colors in the landscape that surrounds him. More than anything, he wants to make the colors last as the seasons pass and the winter turns cold and bleak. Try as he might, his creations are blown away, flooded, and even eaten by a deer, until the sight of Monet at his easel and an unexpected encounter with a bumble bee show the gentle fox how he can make the colors last all year long. This brightly illustrated tale is a delightful introduction to Claude Monet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 230 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2019


$36.00
The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

ISBN: 9780764356902

Author: Daniel Errico    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journe...


Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he follow his heart, and prove that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is choose for yourself how your fairytale ends?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2019


$38.99
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