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CBCA Noteables

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Claris The Chicest Mouse in Paris Fashion Show Fiasco

The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling picture book, Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, from acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess. ‘But oh no!’ Claris cried, and her heart gave a tug. Madame’s invitation was still on the rug! Without it she would be declined at the door. She’d miss out on Chanel, and perhaps even more ... When Claris’s family leaves behind their invite to Paris Fashion Week, this brave little mouse has only one choice: an exciting dash through the streets of Paris in a race against the clock! The best-selling Claris series follows an adorable mouse who moves to Paris to follow her fashion dreams, for fans of Eloise and Olivia. Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!

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Cleo and rob

Sometimes hope has four paws, ...

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Elsie

On nice and sunny Sundays, Elsie goes fishing with her six siblings. But she doesn't quite fit in. They want to walk through the woods, but she wants to walk along the water.

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Fair’s Fair: How to Tackle Bias in Education and Care Services

This is a practical guide to putting anti-bias and inclusive practices into everyday curriculum. It is easily accessible and offers clear examples of practices, environments and relationships to support educators. It features an Anti-Bias Reflection Guide specifically designed to help educators with their pedagogical documentation and reflective practices.

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Out of a Dark Winter’s Night

This book tells the story of a...

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Phonics Kindergarten-1

Prepared for the Australian Curriculum Endorsed by teachers and educators, these Beaver Book workbooks are filled with quality educational exercises for children to practice essential learning skills. Available in a variety of subjects from Math to Phonics to ABC’s.

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The entire catalogue from The American Book Store is now available right here at The Book Garden, the 100% Australian, family run independent bookstore located in Brisbane and Melbourne.

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Activity Fun Book Octopus

Prepared for the Australian Curriculum Endorsed by teachers and educators, these Beaver Book workbooks are filled with quality educational exercises for children to practice essential learning skills. Available in a variety of subjects from Math to Phonics to ABC’s.

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Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World With Kindness

What if we celebrated men for their kindness as well their strength? For their generosity as well as their career success? For their loyal friendship as well as their charisma? The Good Guys introduces us to fifty men who have showed that changing the world doesn't require a sword or a corporate jet. Readers will find stories of extraordinary men including David Attenborough, Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler and Usain Bolt, as well as unsung heroes such as James Harrison, who has spent 50 years donating his rare blood to save millions of babies. The Good Guys celebrates the feats of heroes and everyday men, and will inspire readers to transform the world through compassion, friendship and understanding.

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Little Bear Dreams

A cozy and whimsical ode to polar opposites Of what do little bears dream? Bright snowflakes perhaps... Or dark starry nights. Hot chocolate... Cold pizza. Straight horizons... And curly moustaches. This gentle and imaginative tale takes readers on a journey of wintry opposites, including the expected and the unexpected. The sky's the limit when a little polar bear dreams, safely curled up with her mama. Perfect for bedtime or anytime, this snuggly read-aloud will both amuse and calm its young audience. Ages 1-4

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Macca's Makeover

Macca the Alpaca desperately wants to be cool, just like his friends. Will a new hair-do cut it? Maybe a trip to the gym will work out? Or perhaps he needs the latest accessories? Maccas makeover shows him what it is that makes him truly special.

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Muzicbug Bella Butterfly and The Harp ( Never Giving Up)

Bella’s gentle harp music is peaceful and soothing. Sometimes she plays all through the day, and all through the night, to help others. She’s strong and determined, and never, ever gives up.

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The Scary Book

What are you doing here?! This is supposed to be a scary book!' Nicholas Ickle is back and this time he wants to show us a very scary book. However, as much as he tries, he can't keep away all the lovely and happy things from appearing on the pages.

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Loose Parts 4: Inspiring 21st Century Learning

In the newest installment of the popular, award-winning Loose Parts series, Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky focus on family engagement and competency building. With inspiring full-color photographs Loose Parts 4 is organized around competencies and life skills children need for success in the future: knowingness, engagement, risk, connections, leadership, innovative thinking, and creativity. Lisa and Miriam explain the value of loose parts, detail how to integrate loose parts into the environment and children’s play, and specifically focus on loose parts for children in family environments—helping educators engage families and extend learning beyond the classroom.

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Loose Parts 3 - Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments

Loose parts cross the boundaries of gender, age, abilities, and socioeconomic challenges. This book makes a conscious effort to create culturally sustainable environments that allow children to grow and to conquer a dynamic world.

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Remember Lest We Forget

Remember is told from the perspective of a child at an Anzac Day march, who steps into the shoes of people they see, to find out why they are there. "I wish I could say thank you for the sacrifice they gave, Imagine if superheroes were ever half as brave"

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Bug Soup Beat

As night descends, myriad bugs emerge to feast on any tasty morsel they can find in the garden. Mosquitos, scorpions, centipedes, worms and snails enjoy their supper/soup while with their silky thread the spiders weave a sign for the Moth Motel that is strung between the trees. The story is told in rhyming couplets but it is the lively word play that makes this an ideal book to read aloud: ‘falling, flirting, darting, gliding’ the bugs continue ‘crunching, slurping, gulping and sipping’ throughout the evening. The text and colourful illustrations are effectively presented on glossy black paper but the highlight must surely be the fabulous endpapers, those at the front of the book depicting the flying bugs while the back ones show the ground-based bugs. Each element of this picture book demonstrates Monica Reeve’s experience as an author and illustrator. Highly recommended. Age 2-6

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Golden Unicorn: The Mythix 1

Some heroes are legends. Some legends are real. The tyrant known as the Soul Collector desires to own everything that is beautiful, unusual, or unique. Kelly Swift is trying hard to be an average teenager, to keep her head down and her hoodie up. But every day her powers are growing: she can run faster than the wind, she can hear people's thoughts, she is not normal. When her mother is taken by the Soul Collector, Kelly can't linger in the shadows any longer. But who is she really? Can she be the one in the prophecy? Is she...The Golden Unicorn? The Golden Unicorn, the Minotaur and the Griffin - Only these three united to a common purpose can fell him who seeks to triumph over all.

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Australia's Leading Educational Online Book Store

Any teacher or parent knows that the right educational supplies and resources can greatly enhance the learning experience, helping to make learning, fun, interesting and engaging. Here at The Book Garden, a book store that’s dedicated to providing an extensive range of learning resources to enrich the minds of children, you will find the best children’s books to inspire a love of learning, STEM books that cover the nationwide curriculum, or teacher resources that help with behaviour management, and you’ll find it all right here at one of the leading educational book stores in Australia.

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The Book Garden has everything you need to cover all facets of early childhood and primary education, from educational supplies designed to help develop a student’s literacy and numeracy skills, through to theoretical works on teaching philosophies.

If you want to give the very best to children, you need The Book Garden. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, an early childhood educator or a tertiary student studying to become a teacher, The Book Garden is the best boo

Buy Books Online for Early Learning

Children who build a strong relationship with books and reading early on in their development can benefit in many ways. They’ll likely have an easier grasp of language development in early childhood in addition to being more imaginative and creative.

At The Book Garden, we have a quality selection of picture books, novels and non fiction to choose from, as well as educational books and learning resources that cater to students in pre-school through to high school. For those in the early childhood years of their education, you'll find:

We also stock an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction children’s books online for kids of all ages. For older children, we’ve got everything from graphic novels to poetry books, joke books and novels, while the youngest of readers are sure to enjoy our big books, picture books, books with accompanying CDs and more.

Order books online in Australia or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff.