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Bad Dad

Author: David Walliams (Published by Harper Collins, rrp $20)

The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones.There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones.There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones.Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . .A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Squishy Taylor and the Even More Amazing Adventures

Author: Ailsa Wild (published by Egmont, rrp $20)

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions

Squishy is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and stepfamily in a VERY crowded apartment. Luckily for her, their building is huge – and there’s always plenty of mysteries to investigate!

A Garden of Lilies

Author: Judith Rossell (published by ABC Books, $25)

In Wormwood Mire, award-winning author Judith Rossell introduced us to the lessons of fictitious Victorian writer Prudence A Goodchild … Now the book comes to life as the perfect gift for any Stella Montgomery fan.

Children,

listen and take heed,

As this little book you read.

All your evil ways amend,

Or you will meet a dreadful end.

From the bestselling world of Stella Montgomery comes an illustrated alphabet of startling cautionary tales for the discerning young reader.Filled with uncommon facts for the novice conversationalist, prudent advice for house and garden, and rigorous lessons in etiquette and manners, A Garden of Lilies will transform any wayward child into the very picture of Victorian decorum and grace.

Ages 9+

Here We Are

Author: Oliver Jeffers (published by Harper Collins, rrp $25)

The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth.Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers.

We’re glad you found it.

Ages 2+

You Choose In Space

Author: Nick Sharratt & Pippa Goodhart (published by Puffin Books, rrp $25)

Zoom off in to space for an adventure where you choose what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch?

The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children from three up to make their own stories time and again – a spectacular sequel to the bestselling You Choose – it’s out of this world.

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