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    James Yang

    A Boy Named Isamu

    $31.00

    How can they be so heavy? Would they float if they had no weight? Winner of the Theordor Seuss Geisel Award in 2020 for Stop! Bot!, James Yang imagines a day in the boyhood of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. Wandering through an outdoor market, through the forest, and then by the ocean, Isamu sees things through the eyes of a young artist... but also in a way that many children will relate. Stones look like birds. And birds look like stones. Through colorful artwork and exquisite tex...

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    Abigail Balfe

    A Different Sort Of Normal

    $19.00

    I'm not like the other children in my class... and that's an actual scientific FACT. Hi! My name is Abigail, and I'm autistic. But I didn't know I was autistic until I was an adult-sort-of-person. This is my true story of growing up in the confusing 'normal' world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about myself. There'll be scary moments involving toilets and crowded trains, heart-warming tales of cats and pianos, and funny memories including my dad and a mysterious tub of...

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  • Linda Locke and James Wolf

    Agnes And Her Amazing Orchid

    $14.00

    Illustrated by Muhammad Noh Arjuna In the 1800s, a girl named Agnes Joaquim was passionate about plants. She learned to grow cool-weather European vegetables in the heat of Singapore. As she grew up, she collected many prizes for her plants. One day, after many trials and difficulty, she created a brand-new orchid. She showed it to an orchid expert named Henry Ridley, who officially named the flower the Vanda Miss Joaquim. This is the story of how one woman's ingenuity and determination creat...

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    Iris Volant

    Ancient Warriors

    $29.00

    illustrated by Joe Lillington Ever wondered what the first weapons were made from, or how the ancient Mongol warriors defeated the great armies of China? Famous battles, brave generals, and ingenious weapons all come alive in this exciting illustrated book. Tracing the history of warriors from the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights from the battlefield are revealed alongside illustrations by Joe Lillington.Hardback: 48 PagesProduct Dimensions: 245 x 305 m...

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  • Michelle Obama

    Becoming: Adapted For Younger Readers

    $29.00

    What's important is our story, our whole story, including those moments when we feel a little vulnerable... Michelle Robinson started life sharing a bedroom with her older brother Craig, in their family's upstairs apartment in her great-aunt's house. Her parents, Fraser and Marian, poured their love and energy into their children. She would go on to become Michelle Obama, the inspirational First Lady of the United States of America. Now adapted for younger readers, with new photographs and a ...

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  • Peh Shing Huei

    Dream Island

    $14.00

    Illustrated by Lai Hui Li Philip Yeo was a curious boy who loved to read. He learnt a lot about the world from books, and went to Canada to study. Back in Singapore, he worked for the government and helped create jobs. One day, he gets an idea to combine seven islands into one and build chemical factories on it. Everyone thought it was a crazy idea. But Philip refused to give up. Paperback: 32 PagesProduct Dimensions: 210 x 260 mmISBN: 9789814655293 Published by Epigram Books

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  • Kate Pankhurst

    Fantastically Great Women

    $53.00

    Celebrate some of the most extraordinary women and their remarkable lives with this gorgeous gift set of the wildly successful Fantastically Great Women picture books, written and illustrated by bestselling author and illustrator, Kate Pankhurst. This will make the perfect Christmas gift or birthday present for curious little minds. This brilliant collection includes: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, Fantastically Great Women Who Wor...

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    Laurie Lawlor

    Fearless World Traveler

    $32.00

    Illustrated by Becca Stadlander In 1882, Marianne North showed the gray city of London paintings of jaw-dropping greenery like they'd never seen before. As a self-taught artist and scientist, Marianne North subverted Victorian gender roles and advanced the field of botanical illustration. Her technique of painting specimens in their natural environment was groundbreaking. The legendary Charles Darwin was among her many supporters. Laurie Lawlor deftly chronicles North's life, from her restric...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Amelia Earhart

    $19.00

    The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart was a superstar of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s and a pioneer of women's rights. Her disappearance in 1937, while attempting to fly around the world, remains an unsolved mystery. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Le...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Anne Frank

    $19.00

    Anne Frank was an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times. Forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis' persecution of Jews in World War II, Anne kept a diary that would become one of the most famous books in the world. Meet one of history's most inspiring figures in this beautifully-illustrated guide to her amazing life. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most i...

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    Dan Green

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Charles Darwin

    $19.00

    Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution caused both outrage and wonder, and quickly made him one of the most famous men in history. From his five-year voyage across the high seas to 20 years of research, follow Darwin on his adventure to prove a theory that would change the world. Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. From Curie to Kahlo and Darwin to Da Vinci, Litt...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Ferdinand Magellan

    $19.00

    Explorer, sailor and navigator, Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail all the way around the world. He encountered lands and creatures that he could never have imagined, and the journey was fraught with danger and difficulty... Join Magellan's amazing adventure in this colourful guide, encountering mutineers and monsters along the way! Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in ...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Frida Kahlo

    $19.00

    Frida Kahlo was a colourful Mexican artist who endured great pain and hardship, but used her bright, vivid brushstrokes to express her emotions and reveal her true personality. She created over 50 self-portraits, and is considered to be one of the most influential and inspirational artists of the twentieth century. Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand-new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. From Curie t...

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    Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Leonardo da Vinci

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    Most famous as the painter who created the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci is also one of history's greatest geniuses - he was a mathematician, architect, astronomer, scientist and musician... and he even invented the helicopter! From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Cu...

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    Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Marie Curie

    $19.00

    Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term 'radioactivity', discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death from radiation. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. ...

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  • Danielle Jawando

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Maya Angelou

    $19.00

    Maya Angelou was an African-American author, poet, playwright and civil rights activist. She wrote seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and a long list of plays, films and television shows. Never taking 'No' for an answer, Maya used her voice and her art to overcome prejudice and difficulty and to become an inspiration to those around her and to future generations. Hardback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 150 x 190 mmISBN: 9781786275066 Published by Laurence Kin...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Nelson Mandela

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    Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela's journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of triumph in the face of adversity. 2018 marks a hundred years since his birth. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da ...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Stephen Hawking

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    Stephen Hawking was one of the world's most famous scientists. His ground-breaking research into black holes and the Big Bang has helped to explain the beginnings of our universe and his book A Brief History of Time has sold over 10 million copies. Diagnosed with a form of motor neuron disease when he was a young man, Stephen was inspired to achieve his goals as fast as possible. Through incredible determination and skill, he became a legendary scientist, a best-selling author, and the man th...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Bob Dylan

    $17.00

    Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota. As a teenager, he played in various bands and, over time, his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. Dylan moved to New York City in 1961, where he began to perform poetry and music in clubs and cafes in Greenwich Village. There, he recorded a number of albums which made him one of the most influential musicians of history. This fascinating book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts ...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Bruce Lee

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    Born in San Francisco but raised in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was the child star of Hong Kong cinema. But, after getting into trouble as a teenager, his father sent him to live in America. Starring roles were hard to come by for Asian-American actors in Hollywood, but Bruce went on to act in blockbuster hits, featuring his skill as a martial artist. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos an...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Charles Darwin

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    Although he didn't do very well at school, Charles Darwin was passionately curious about wildlife, humans and plants. After a journey to South America, he developed his landmark theory: that all living things are related. Today, he is regarded as one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived, and a hero to those who dare to think differently. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photo...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Dolly Parton

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    Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family 'as poor as dirt'. She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was right – Dolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from. She now uses her wealth to give back to people, children and animals in nee...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Elton John

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    As a child, Elton started playing his grandmother's piano in Harrow, London. He could pick tunes out by ear and was soon attending lessons at the Royal Academy. After answering an advertisement in a newspaper, Elton teamed up with a lyric-writing buddy: Bernie Taupin. The rest was history. Elton's songwriting talent, musical skill and dazzling outfits have made him one of the all-time greats. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a b...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Hans Christian Andersen

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    When Hans Christian Andersen was a little boy, he treated storybooks as jewels to be treasured. He wanted to perform on stage, but was always cast as the troll. Luckily, through theatre, he found a love for writing. He wrote about both the ordinary and fantastic, in stories like 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Little Mermaid', never talking down to children. This enchanting book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historic...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Harriet Tubman

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    Little Harriet was born into slavery on a plantation in Maryland. Though life was hard, Harriet persisted. She used all of her strength and bravery to escape slavery and journey north on the Underground Railroad. Harriet made the dangerous mission back to the South many times, fighting her whole life to bring others with her to freedom. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detaile...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Jean-Michel Basquiat

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    Jean-Michel was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When he was eight and recovering from an accident in bed, his mother gave him a copy of Gray's Anatomy, which sparked his interest in the human form. As a teenager, he gained recognition as part of the graffito duo SAMO that spray-painted cryptic messages and images around the landscape of Manhattan's Lower East Side. He eventually made his way to the New York gallery scene and on to international acclaim...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Kamala Harris

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    Little Kamala used to accompany her parents to civil rights marches in California, strapped into her pushchair so she wouldn't get lost. From an early age, she dreamed of becoming a lawyer to help people in need. At university, Kamala felt like she could do anything and everything. She earned a law degree to make sure the most vulnerable were protected by justice. Kamala's life was full of firsts, including becoming the first woman, Black woman, and South Asian American to be elected vice pre...

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    Little People Big Dreams: L. M. Montgomery

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    Born in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery lost her mother when she was very young. Left in the care of less-than-encouraging grandparents, she found comfort in reading, writing and her imagination. When Maud grew up, she wrote about the childhood she wished she had, creating one of the best-loved characters of all time: Anne of Green Gables. This moving book features stylish illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with his...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Louise Bourgeois

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    When Louise was a little girl, her mother died. She learned to express her feelings through drawing - and when she grew up, she turned these drawings into sculpture, confronting her own fears through art. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the artist's life.Hardback: 32 pagesProduct Dimensions: 203 x 250 mmISBN: 9780711246898Published by Frances Lincoln Child...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Mahatma Gandhi

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    As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country - ending violence and unfair treatment. His bravery and free-thinking made him one of the most iconic people of peace i...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world's most beloved writers and speakers. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Maya Angelou's life.Hardback: 32 pagesProduct Dimen...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Muhammad Ali

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    When he was little, Muhammad Ali had his bicycle stolen. He wanted to fight the thief, but a policeman told him him to learn how to box first. After training hard in the gym, Muhammad developed a strong jab and an even stronger work ethic. His smart thinking and talking earned him the greatest title in boxing: Heavyweight Champion of the World. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Rudolf Nureyev

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    Rudolf fell in love with dance as a child. But he was not allowed to go to ballet school until he was 17. There, he had to make up for lost time and hone his skills to compete with the other dancers. As a professional, he dazzled audiences with sensational performances and star power. He went on to become a world-renowned choreographer and master of perfection in dance. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: RuPaul

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    Even before little Ru was born, a fortune teller told his mum that he would one day be famous... It was only a matter of time before he figured out how. Playing dress-up was his favourite game, and that's where he felt most comfortable. Ru went on to study performing arts and then moved to New York to mix things up in a punk band. Later, drag was a way to express himself as an artist. He found success for himself, then wanted to help others find theirs. He inspires us to do what feels right a...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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    Little Ruth's mum taught her to be a lady - which meant to be her own independent self. Ruth promised herself she would do everything her mother didn't get the chance to do. And she excelled: at university, as a law professor, and later on the supreme court fighting gender discrimination. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the justice's life. Hardback: 32 ...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Simone De Beauvoir

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    When Simone de Beauvoir was a little girl, her father would proudly boast that she had the brain of a man – whatever that meant. But later, after years of studying, Simone would write a book that challenged the role of women in society, sending shock waves around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the philosopher's life.Hardback: 32 PagesProduct Di...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Stevie Wonder

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    At just 8 years old, it was clear that Steveland Judkins was going to be a star. Renamed Stevie Wonder for his astonishing talent on the piano and other instruments, he wrote and performed some of the biggest hits of the 1970s. Stevie became known for his inventiveness, his soulful voice and the social commentary in his lyrics. He is a UN Messenger of Peace and remains one of the music world's most iconic figures. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts a...

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    Little People Big Dreams: Wilma Rudolph

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    Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke wo...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People, Big Dreams: Treasury

    $58.00

    Dive deeper into the world of Little People, Big Dreams with this keepsake treasury featuring 50 dreamers from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling series. Learn more about each of your favourite dreamers with new in-depth stories, facts and figures. Each story is rewritten to be appropriate for an older audience. Revisit best-loved figures from the series and some new ones, too, including Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, David Attenborough, Greta Th...

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  • Jennifer Roy

    Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein

    $15.00

    Ali Fadhil has very simple likes and dislikes. It is 1991 in Iraq and all Ali wants to do is read his comics and play football and video games. But President Saddam Hussein has other plans. After he invades neighbouring Kuwait, the U.S. and their allies launch Operation Desert Storm to force him out. Over the next forty-three days, Ali and his family would survive bombings, food shortages and constant fear.Paperback: 176 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9781786074669Published by One...

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  • Chelsea Clinton

    She Persisted Boxed Set

    $62.00

    Two books, twenty-six women -- and unlimited inspiration for tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world. The perfect gift for the holidays and beyond. When She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World published, they gave readers two collections of 13 remarkable, diverse and tenacious women. Chelsea Clinton's words and Alexandra Boiger's art brought the women to life, showing how they struggled and ultimately persevered, inspiring and empowering peop...

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  • Sally Deng

    Skyward

    $35.00

    The year is 1927, and in America, Britain and Russia, three young girls share a dream: to fly. But it won't be easy... Against the odds, Hazel, Marlene and Lilya follow their hearts, enrolling in pilot courses (sometimes in secret) and eventually flying for their countries in World War II. Follow the adventures of these young women as they battle not only enemies in the skies but sexism and inequality in their own teams. Risking their lives countless times in feats of incredible bravery, the ...

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  • Zoë Tucker

    We Are The Beatles

    $23.00

    Illustrated by Mark Wang This inspiring picture book tells the story of the friendship between Ringo, Paul, George and John, and how their unique talents came together to make something brilliant. In 1957, a boy named Paul met a boy named John. John was funny and confident, while Paul was quiet and steady, but one thing they had in common was a love and talent for songwriting. When they were joined by George and Ringo, they formed the band whose name would soon be known across the world: The ...

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  • Zoë Tucker

    We Are The Supremes

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    Illustrated by Salini Perera This inspiring picture book tells the story of the friendship between Flo, Mary and Diana, and how by supporting each other they overcame hardship to become international superstars. It's 1960, and Flo, Mary and Diana are three friends with big ambitions. They want to be superstars! But 1960s America was not the easiest place for young black girls from the projects to make it big. They audition for the new Motown Records label, but the manager says NO. Not to be p...

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  • Darel Seow

    Where Are All The Birds?

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    Where are all the birds? Why am I in this world? Where are my spectacles? Discover the life of Dr Goh Keng Swee in this fun and unique narrative of successive questions. How did this quiet, shy and curious boy become the man who would spearhead mammoth national projects and impact the lives of all Singaporeans? Paperback: 32 PagesProduct Dimensions: 210 x 260 mmISBN: 9789814655798 Published by Epigram Books

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