Summer Catalogue 2017/2018 HOC Summer 17-18 - Page 25

Children’s Reference Discovery Globe Leon Gray, illustrated by Sarah Edmonds Norse Myths Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffery Alan Love HB $34.99 Make your own globe and discover more about the people and places on it with this stylish kit, containing all the pieces for an easy-to-make spinning card model. The globe features icons labelling everything from natural wonders to famous faces, topics which can then be explored in more detail in the explorer's guide. This beautifully- designed kit has everything any armchair adventurer needs to begin exploring their very own globe. HB $32.99 The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley- Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. The stories of dazzling magic and thrilling journeys tell of the creation of the nine worlds and follow Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki the shape-shifting trickster on their adventures until the final great battle of Ragnarok. Why Don't Fish Drown? Anna Claybourne The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders Lonely Planet HB $24.99 What does 'woof' mean? Where did the dinosaurs go? Why don’t animals brush their teeth? Why don’t humans have tails? Why Don't Fish Drown? tackles 22 questions about animals to help children build an understanding of how animals live and behave. Fresh and informal without being flippant, this is a swift introduction to natural history that will enable children to feel confident asking and investigating the questions that interest them most. HB $29.99 Welcome to The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders—the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors have created their own themed cabinets and filled them with their favourite things. Lift the flaps and open the cabinet doors to discover extraordinary objects from our planet’s weird and wonderful past and present, then read fascinating stories behind each one and find out where to see them in real life. Magnificent Birds Narisa Togo HB $24.99 From the bird-of-paradise that performs its extravagantly colourful courtship dance in the rainforest to the bar-tailed godwit that flies thousands of miles across the ocean without stopping, explore the world of magnificent birds in this beautiful gift book. Narisa Togo's stunning, stylish lino-cut prints capture the beauty and the drama of these wonderful winged creatures, making this a non-fiction book like no other. Star Wars Graphics PB $29.99 December Unravel the secrets of the Star Wars universe with this wonderfully illustrated infographic book. How fast is a Star Destroyer? How big is a Death Star? What is the lifespan of a Wookiee? How many people can fit inside the Cantina? Star Wars Graphics includes all you need to know about the ships, characters, locations and movie moments from the first six films in the franchise.