Christmas > Staff Christmas Picks!

Our staff members have picked some of our favourite books, games & gifts to give as Christmas presents this year!


 Picture Books

From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture book for boys and girls with a love of animals and a thirst for all things encyclopaedic. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and ... read more

A-Z of Australian Animals (HB)




Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.
Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea a... read more

By Sea and Stars - The Story of the First Fleet


 Jokes & Humour

Reading Level:very good

Everyone tensed and leaned forward, wondering who this new arrival could be. A stripper? Surely not. A music act? Please no.'
From the author of Number One Christmas bestseller, Five on Brexit Island, join the Five in their next hilarious adventure in this... read more

Five at the Office Christmas Party

With 50 gin-based cocktail recipes--from classics to contemporary twists--this is a must-have for anyone Gin the Mood for a good time.
Ah gin, how we love you. Lifter of spirits, enhancer of vibes, reliever of... read more

Gin the Mood - 50 Gin Cocktail Recipes That Are Just the Ticket


 Picture Books

Reading Level:7 Kids Picture Books

A book for one? A book for two? A book for different points of view.
I See, I See is a playful, rhyming call-and-answer conversation between two readers, each of whom view the page from a different perspective: I see water, I see sky, I see swimming, I see fly!
A ... read more

I See, I See (HB)


 Biography & Memoir

Reading Level:near fine

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life,  The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and mov... read more

Me Elton John
$39.99(AUD) inc GST
save $5.00(AUD) (11.1%) $44.99(AUD)



This unique collection of ocean photography and haiku poetry celebrates the sea. Like a photograph, a haiku poem seeks to capture a singlemoment in time. In this beautifully produced book, 17 stunning ocean photographs by multi-award-winning Australia... read more

SeaSpray17 - Ocean Photography and Haiku Poetry

INDIE AWARD WINNER 2020They were just boys. And they were to face the horrors of a war more diabolical than any of them could have imagined. This is their story. Hundreds of Australian and New Zealander ... read more

The Lost Boys: The untold stories of the under-age soldiers who fought in the First World War (HB)


 Activity Books

Series:Harry Potter

The enchanted map of Hogwarts comes to life with this guidebook. The included wand doubles as an invisible ink marker and light. The light reveals invisible ink secrets on the fold-out map pages, while the pen can help readers create their own magical map... read more

The Marauder's Map: Guide to Hogwarts



Series:Waltzing Matilda

This famous ballad of the outback wanderer who drowned himself rather than lose his freedom needs no introduction. There is no swagman as legendary as the tragic hero of this tale, and there is no Australian song as well-known throughout the world. Here the famous ballad is gi... read more

Waltzing Matilda


 Picture Books

Your pet iguana, tap-dancing shoes, an inflatable moose ...What else might you need when you're going to the moon? From an exciting new duo comes a heartfelt story about dreaming your biggest dream and taking it to the stars. 

When You're Going to the Moon