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REBEL GODS

Book 2 in
the Monuments
fantasy duology
from YA superstar,
Will Kostakis

BATTLING
A stunning
THE BLUES debut novel
from the winner of
A raw, honest the 2017 Richell
and inspiring Prize
memoir from
NRL champion,
Darius Boyd
FROM SNOW
TO ASH
Living The incredible
mindfully for
story of a solo
a year with
Shannon
journey across the
Harvey Australian Alps
Walking Track
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REBEL GODS

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CONTENTS
5 Minutes with Will Kostakis 2
Battling the Blues 3
From Snow to Ash 4
Will Kostakis
My Year of Living Mindfully 5 Paperback 9780734419262 | $19.99
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State Highway One 6
Lothian Children’s Books
Still Life 7
Betty 7 With the Monuments gone, there’s nothing
Just Ignore Him 8 stopping the rebel gods from reducing the

Our stunning Beyond Possible


Troubled Blood
8
9
world to ruin.
Well, newbie gods Connor, Sally and Locky

September
Shadows in Death 9 are supposed to stop them, only they don’t
Hermit 10 know how. While Sally searches for answers
Homeland Elegies 10 and Locky makes plans to change the world,

line-up Wild Thing 11 Connor struggles to keep up appearances as


The Secret Life of the Savoy 11
an ordinary teenager. But when a rebel god
offers them a deal to end the chaos, their lives
The Good Germans 12
are turned upside down and they’re forced to
The Lonely Century 12 reckon with the question: who should decide
Dog’s Best Friend 13 the fate of the world?
Simply 13
PUBLICITY ENQUIRIES Rebel Gods is the is the gripping conclusion
publicity@hachette.com.au The Trouble With Peace 14 to Monuments, a Children’s Book Council
What Are You Going Through 14 of Australia Notable Book 2019, from YA
MARKETING ENQUIRIES 15
The 2084 Report superstar, Will Kostakis. It’s a heartfelt look
marketing@hachette.com.au
A Girl Made of Air 15 at family, friendship and the parallel lives we
SALES ENQUIRIES Burning the Books 16 lead.
P: (02) 8248 0800, Level 17, 207 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000 Meteorite 16
The Bushfire Book 17 Newbie gods Connor, Sally WILL KOSTAKIS is an award-winning author
Visit hachette.com.au for loads of media and Locky want to change for young adults. His first novel, Loathing
A Crocodile in the Family 18
resources and more
The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever 19 the world – no biggie. But Lola, was released when he was just nineteen.
Follow @hachetteaus on Twitter for his second, The First Third, won the 2014
up-to-date news and multimedia
A Climate in Chaos 19 they’re soon drawn into a Gold Inky Award and was shortlisted for the
The Goody 20 centuries-old conflict that Children’s Book Council of Australia Book
facebook.com/HachetteAustralia The Worry (Less) Book 20 just might destroy the world of the Year and Australian Prime Minister’s
Oi Aardvark! 21
For more information, or to they’re striving to make Literary awards. Will’s first fantasy novel,
download covers and images, Dare to be You 21 Monuments, was released in 2019 and is a
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BATTLING THE BLUES


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5 minutes with ... Darius Boyd
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WILL KOSTAKIS Darius Boyd broke into the Brisbane Broncos


NRL team in 2006 straight out of high school.
I started writing because . . . when I was a
He would go on play 15 seasons at the top level
kid, my grandfather would wait outside the
of NRL and win nearly every honour the sport
Newsagency before it opened to buy exercise
can award.
books for me to write in. His education
was interrupted by war, and he wanted his But awards and premierships don’t reveal the
grandchildren to be able to read and write. battles that Darius Boyd has faced off the field.
A teenager with a troubled background, he
Rebel Gods was inspired by . . . my evolving
started his career with innate footy talent but
relationship with my family, particularly my
also emotional baggage. As his talent shone on
mum. Connor is taking his first bold steps
the field, Darius struggled. Realising he needed
into adulthood – being the heir to a god
help for his anxiety, depression and suicidal
complicates things but, at its heart, this is a
thoughts, he turned his back on football,
story about a son redefining his relationship
checked into a mental health facility and began
with a parent as he gets older.
to mend his life and himself.
In three words Rebel Gods is . . . fear versus
Now, as he heads into retirement, Darius Boyd
love.
is sharing his story. Battling the Blues reflects
The book that changed my life was . . . The on excerpts from his private journal which
Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull by charted his journey from the depths of despair
Barry Jonsberg. It introduced me to the world to a life of gratitude.
of Australian YA – the characters spoke like
A raw, honest and inspiring
me, they cared about what I did, and they lived memoir that takes us into the
in places I recognised. heart of an NRL champion DARIUS BOYD is an Australian professional
and his fight to conquer his rugby league footballer who plays as a
Which authors most inspire you?
fullback, five eighth and on the wing for the
Trailblazers like Melina Marchetta, who demons and live a better life. Brisbane Broncos in the NRL and has played
continue to produce relevant and
for Australia at international level and State of
awe-inspiring work; world-builders like Jaclyn
Origin for QLD. Boyd captained the Brisbane
Moriarty and Amie Kaufman, who transport
Broncos from 2017-2019.
me like nobody else; truth-tellers like John
Corey Whaley and Shivaun Plozza, who push
me to be better and more honest.

Darius Boyd
Location: Brisbane, QLD
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FROM SNOW TO ASH MY YEAR OF LIVING


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Anthony Sharwood MINDFULLY
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Shannon Harvey
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The incredible, inspiring story of a solo Hachette Australia
journey through Australia’s toughest and most
beautiful hiking trail – the Australian Alps In the midst of a global mental health crisis,
Walking Track. millions of people have turned to mindfulness.
But does it actually work? In a world-first
In the hellish, fiery Australian summer of experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey
2019/20, Walkley Award-winning journalist recruited a team of scientists to put mindful
Anthony Sharwood abandoned his post on meditation to the test. But what began as a
a busy news website to clear his mind, solo- year-long self-experiment soon became a life-
trekking the Australian Alps Walking Track, changing experience.
Australia’s most gruelling and breathtakingly
beautiful mainland hiking trail, which traverses Overwhelmed with insomnia and an incurable
the entirety of the iconic High Country from autoimmune disease, Shannon Harvey needed
the outskirts of Melbourne to Canberra. to make a change. Could learning to quiet our
busy minds be the simple solution the world so
The journey started in a blizzard and ended desperately needs?
in a blaze. Along the way, this lifelong lover
of the mountains came to realise that nothing After a 30,000 kilometre journey from Australia
would ever be the same – either for him or for to the bright lights of Manhattan and the dusty
the imperilled Australian Alps, a landscape as refugee camps of the Middle East – interviewing
fragile and sensitive to the changing climate as the world’s leading mindfulness experts along
the Great Barrier Reef. the way – what begins as a quest for answers
For fans of Into the Wild From the director of the transforms into a life-changing experience.
by Jon Krakauer or Cheryl ANTHONY SHARWOOD is a Walkley Award-
internationally acclaimed
Strayed’s Wild and anyone winning journalist specialising in sports, the documentary of the SHANNON HARVEY has worked as a
who dreams of iconic outdoors, weather and climate. A skier, hiker same name, My Year of journalist for organisations such as the
ABC and Fairfax. She is the director of the
wilderness walks. and lifelong lover of Australia’s High Country, Living Mindfully is filled
Ant’s brain was pretty much fried after a internationally acclaimed documentary, The
with compelling stories, Connection. Her book The Whole Health
decade of digital journalism. The Australian
Alps Walking Track was a chance to escape, to groundbreaking science, and Life earned her the National Press Club of
cleanse, to reset. From Snow to Ash documents unexpected insights. Australia’s Health Journalist of the Year award.
that trek.

Anthony Sharwood Shannon Harvey


Location: Sydney, NSW Location: Sydney, NSW
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STATE HIGHWAY ONE


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Sam Coley
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This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I


want you to come with me.
‘I want to go from here . . .’
Finger on Cape Reinga. STILL LIFE BETTY
‘. . . to here.’ Val McDermid Tiffany McDaniel
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It’s been years since Alex was in New Zealand,
and years since he spent any one-on-one time Discover the phenomenal, heart-pounding new Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father
with his twin sister, Amy. When they lose novel from the queen of crime and number one and white mother, Betty Carpenter is the sixth
their parents in a shock accident it seems like bestseller, Val McDermid. of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one
the perfect time to reconnect as siblings. To ‘Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable’ of poverty and violence. When her family’s
reconnect with this country they call ‘home’. – Guardian darkest secrets are brought to light, Betty has
no choice but to reckon with the brutal history
As they journey the length of State Highway ‘Compulsively readable’ – Irish Times hiding in the hills.
One, they will scratch at wounds that have
‘One of today’s most accomplished crime But, in the face of all she bears witness to, Betty
never healed – and Alex will be forced to
writers’ – Literary Review discovers an escape: she begins to write.
reckon with what coming home really means.
A punch-in-the-gut of a novel you won’t be able
A stunning debut novel VAL MCDERMID is a number one bestseller to forget.
SAM COLEY’s two favourite things in the
about what it means to come whose novels have been translated into more
world are taking photos and dancing. Most than thirty languages and have sold over
home, from the winner of nights, however, he can be found at his desk TIFFANY MCDANIEL is an Ohio native
sixteen million copies. Val has served as a
the 2017 Richell Prize for with a pen and a legal pad and a bottle of wine. judge for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and whose writing is inspired by the rolling hills
Emerging Writers. He has called New Zealand, Australia and the the Man Booker Prize, and was Chair of the and buckeye woods of the land she knows. A
UK all home at some point, and probably still Wellcome Book Prize in 2017. poet and a visual artist, her debut novel, The
would. Summer That Melted Everything, won The
Guardian’s Not the Booker award.

Sam Coley Val McDermid Tiffany McDaniel


Location: Sydney, NSW Location: Edinburgh, UK Location: Ohio, US
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JUST IGNORE HIM BEYOND POSSIBLE TROUBLED BLOOD SHADOWS IN DEATH
Alan Davies Nims Purja Robert Galbraith J.D. Robb
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In this compelling memoir, comedian and actor As a kid in Nepal, I went barefoot because my Troubled Blood is the next thrilling instalment The brand new book in the bestselling In
Alan Davies recalls his boyhood with vivid family had nothing. That’s how I developed the in the highly acclaimed, international Death series.
insight and devastating humour. resilience I needed for joining the Gurkhas – one bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike When a night out at the theatre is interrupted
From sibling dynamics, to his voiceless, of the most fearless forces in the British Army. and Robin Ellacott, written by Robert Galbraith, by the murder of a young woman in
misunderstood progression through school, But elite combat wasn’t enough. I wanted more a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling. Washington Square Park, it seems like an
sexuality and humiliating ‘accidents’, Davies of a test. That’s where my next project came in ‘The work of a master storyteller’ ordinary case for Detective Eve Dallas and her
shifts between his 1970s upbringing and his – to climb all fourteen ‘death zone’ mountains. – Daily Telegraph team. But when Roarke spots a shadow from his
life today. Here, there are often exquisitely The previous standard for conquering the past in the crowd, Eve realises that this case is
‘A blistering piece of crime writing’
tender recollections of the mother he lost at world’s most dangerous peaks was seven years, far from business as usual.
– Sunday Times
six years old, of a bereaved family struggling ten months and six days. I smashed through Eve has two complex cases on her hands – the
to find its way, and the kicks and confusion of that achievement in six months. This story is ‘Unputdownable’ – Daily Express
shocking murder of this wealthy young mother
adolescence. what happens when ambition meets limitless ‘Outrageously entertaining’ – Financial Times and tracking down the shadow before he can
Just Ignore Him is not only an autobiography, imagination. strike again, this time much closer to home.
it is a testament to a survivor’s resilience and ROBERT GALBRAITH is a pseudonym for J.K.
courage. NIRMAL ‘NIMS’ PURJA was born in the Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter J.D. ROBB is a pseudonym for bestselling
Dhaulagiri region of Nepal, at an altitude of series and The Casual Vacancy. All four Strike American romantic suspense writer, Nora
ALAN DAVIES is a comedian, writer and actor, 1600m. In 2018, Nims was appointed a Member novels, The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, Roberts.
best known for starring in the hit BBC series of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen Career of Evil and Lethal White, topped the
Jonathan Creek and his regular appearances as for his outstanding work in high altitude national and international bestseller lists and
a panellist on QI. mountaineering. been adapted for television.

Alan Davies Nims Purja Robert Galbraith J.D. Robb


Location: London, UK Location: Southhampton, UK Location: Edinburgh, UK Location: Maryland, US
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HERMIT HOMELAND ELEGIES WILD THING THE SECRET LIFE OF THE
S. R. White Ayad Akhtar Philip Norman SAVOY
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He disappeared for 15 years . . . she has 12 hours An American son and his immigrant father Almost 50 years after his lonely death, Hendrix
to find out why. search for belonging in post-Trump America. is the abiding symbol of musical genius cut The story of the Savoy’s founders, through three
After the puzzling death of a shopkeeper in A deeply personal novel of identity and tragically short. Wild Thing will be the first generations and a hundred years of luxury.
rural Australia, troubled detective Dana Russo belonging in a nation coming apart at the biography to bring together the splendour
and sadness of his brief life, and to attempt to In 1889, Victorian impresario Richard D’Oyly
has just 12 hours to interrogate the prime seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and Carte opened The Savoy, Britain’s first luxury
suspect – a silent, inscrutable man found at fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and unravel the circumstances of his death.
hotel. Allowing the rich to live like royalty,
the scene of the crime, who simply vanished 15 dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part Wild Thing will be a celebration of matchless it attracted glamour, scandal and a cast of
years earlier. But over a series of increasingly family drama, part satire, part picaresque, at its artistry but it will also investigate the peculiar eccentric characters, with the D’Oyly Carte
intense interviews, Dana is forced to confront heart it is the story of a father and son, and the conditions of his death. After all these years family elevated to a unique vantage point on
her own past if she wants him to reveal the country they call home. of rumour and speculation, Jimi’s ghost may high society.
shocking truth. finally be laid to rest.
In this, the first biography of the family, Olivia
Compulsive, atmospheric and stunningly AYAD AKHTAR is a playwright, novelist and Williams revives their extraordinary cultural
accomplished, Hermit introduces a thrilling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author PHILIP NORMAN is an English novelist, legacy, told through the prism of their iconic
new voice in Australian crime fiction. of American Dervish, published in over 20 biographer, journalist and playwright. Norman hotel and its many distinguished guests.
languages and named a Kirkus Reviews Best has also written the definitive lives of John
Book of 2012. His plays include Disgraced Lennon, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Elton
S.R. WHITE worked for a UK police force for OLIVIA WILLIAMS graduated with a
(Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and The Invisible John, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.
twelve years, before returning to academic scholarship in Modern History from St Edmund
Hand (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle John
life and taking an MA in Creative Writing at Hall, Oxford. She worked as a journalist before
Gassner Award).
Nottingham Trent University. writing her first book Gin Glorious Gin, and now
works as a freelance writer.

S. R. White Ayad Akhtar Philip Norman Olivia Williams


Location: QLD, Australia Location: New York, US Location: England, UK Location: London, UK
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THE GOOD GERMANS THE LONELY CENTURY DOG’S BEST FRIEND SIMPLY
Catrine Clay Noreena Hertz Simon Garfield Sabrina Ghayour
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After 1933, as the brutal terror regime took Professor Noreena Hertz has travelled the Dogs and humans: in the last 200 years no Sabrina Ghayour’s new collection of
hold, most of the two-thirds of Germans world to explore the loneliness epidemic inter-species relationship has developed so fast unmissable dishes in her signature style,
who had never voted for the Nazis – some first-hand: ‘renting a friend’ in Japan, visiting nor come so far. Dogs accompany us in every influenced by her love of fabulous flavours, is
40 million people – tried to keep their heads co-habitation spaces in Israel and trying a walk of life, usually three times a day. How and full of delicious food that can be enjoyed with a
down and protect their families. They lived in week experienced entirely online. From the why did this relationship begin? How has it minimum of fuss. With sections ranging from
fear. Might they lose their jobs? Their homes? spread of social media and the rise of AI to changed over the centuries? And who’s getting Effortless Eating to Traditions With a Twist,
Their freedom? Many ordinary Germans found the architecture of our cities and the growing the upper hand? Simply provides over 100 bold and exciting
the courage to resist, in the full knowledge elderly population, loneliness is a global recipes that can be enjoyed every day of the
A wise, witty, alternative history of humanity,
that they could be sentenced to indefinite issue that is affecting our health and financial week.
Dog’s Best Friend reflects on how our
incarceration, torture or outright execution. security. relationship with dogs has changed over the
Award-winning historian Catrine Clay tells the The Lonely Century is a bold, game-changing centuries and explores the universal desire for SABRINA GHAYOUR is an Iranian-born, self-
gripping stories of six ordinary Germans who book that has the power to transform how we non-human companionship. taught home cook turned chef and food writer.
witnessed the rise of Nazism in Germany from behave. She made her name hosting the hugely popular
within, and dared to resist it. ‘Sabrina’s Kitchen’, specializing in Persian and
SIMON GARFIELD’s previous titles include
Middle Eastern flavours. Her award-winning
NOREENA HERTZ graduated from university the international bestsellers Just My Type,
debut, Persiana, is a worldwide bestseller, and
CATRINE CLAY worked for the BBC for aged just nineteen and went on to complete a On the Map and Mauve. His study of AIDS
her follow-ups Sirocco, Feasts and Bazaar were
twenty years, directing and producing PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the
Sunday Times bestsellers.
documentaries. She has written two previous from the Wharton School of the University Somerset Maugham prize.
books in connection with her films: Princess to of Pennsylvania. Her best-selling books, The
Queen and Master Race. Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat and Eyes
Wide Open are published in 23 countries.

Catrine Clay Noreena Hertz Simon Garfield Sabrina Ghayour


Location: London, UK Location: London, UK Location: London, UK Location: North Yorkshire, UK
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THE TROUBLE WITH PEACE WHAT ARE YOU GOING THE 2084 REPORT A GIRL MADE OF AIR
Joe Abercrombie THROUGH James Powell Nydia Hetherington
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The second instalment in the ‘Age of Madness’ This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist
trilogy that is revolutionising fantasy . . . The terrifying future of our world after climate Who Ever Lived . . .
A woman visits a friend with terminal cancer.
Savine dan Glokta, once Adua’s most powerful change – as predicted by a leading geochemist. Born into a post-war circus family, our
Brilliant, strong-willed and alone, the friend,
investor, finds her judgement, fortune and facing death, makes a momentous request. Will As his health begins to fail, a historian in the nameless star was unwanted and forgotten,
reputation in tatters. she accompany her on a holiday where she will, year 2084 sets out to document the irreparable abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until
Unrest worms into every layer of society. The without warning one day, take a lethal pill to damage climate change has wrought on the the bright light of Serendipity Wilson threw her
Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to end her life on her own terms? planet over the course of his life. In a series of into focus.
free the common man from his shackles, while short chapters, we learn that much of New York Now an adult, haunted by an incident in
Shaken and grieving, she finds the strength
noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso has been abandoned, 50 million Bangladeshis which a child was lost from the circus, our
to agree. What follows is an extraordinary
struggles to find a safe path through the maze are refugees and half of the Netherlands is narrator, a tightrope artiste, weaves together
story – profound, surprising and often funny
of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, under water. her spellbinding tales of circus legends, earthy
– of a lifelong friendship given the ultimate
and his debts, to multiply. challenge; to witness its end. This is all fiction. But it is rooted in scientific magic and folklore, all in the hope of finding
fact.. the child . . ..
JOE ABERCROMBIE is the author of the First SIGRID NUNEZ has published seven novels,
Law Trilogy. His novels have been shortlisted including A Feather on the Breath of God, The JAMES POWELL is a professor of NYDIA HETHERINGTON studied at the
for the World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most geochemistry who has written five other books Jacques Lecoq theatre school before creating
Awards, John W. Campbell Award and the recently, The Friend, which won the National about earth science and climate change and her own theatre company. She later returned to
David Gemmell Legend Awards. Book Award 2018. She has contributed to The has several honorary degrees. Asteroid 1987 London to complete a creative writing degree
New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The SH7 is named for him. at Birkbeck.
Paris Review, and newyorker.com.

Joe Abercrombie Sigrid Nunez James Powell Nydia Hetherington


Location: Bath, UK Location: New York City, USA Location: Ohio, USA Location: London, UK
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THE BUSHFIRE BOOK:


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HOW TO BE AWARE
AND PREPARE
Polly Marsden & Chris Nixon
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BURNING THE BOOKS: A METEORITE: THE STONES An accessible and reassuring picture book
that teaches children what they need to know
HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE FROM OUTER SPACE THAT about bushfires so they can understand what’s
UNDER ATTACK MADE OUR WORLD happening and be smart and prepared, not
scared.
Richard Ovenden Tim Gregory
Australia is a big country with all sorts of
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weather. And sometimes extreme weather like
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bushfires. Bushfires can make a real mess of
A practical and reassuring things. The air fills with smoke. The skies turn
Richard Ovenden, director of Oxford’s Bodleian Every rock has a story tell, and none more book for children to help them red. Ash falls. Precious things burn. But we
Library, reveals the vital importance of libraries so than those which have fallen from the
to civilisations in this rich and timely history of sky: meteorites. Originating in the Asteroid understand bushfires and what don’t need to be scared, we just need to know
action they can take to feel less all about bushfires and prepare for them.
the destruction of knowledge, and the heroic Belt between Mars and Jupiter, these rocky
stories of its rescue and preservation. fragments offer clues not just to the earliest anxious and more prepared.
origins of the Solar System but also to Earth’s POLLY MARSDEN is the creator behind the
Opening with the notorious bonfires of ‘un-
very survival into the future. concept for Big Weather (and How to Survive
German’ and Jewish literature in 1933 that
It), a new ABC documentary TV series. Polly
offered such a clear signal of Nazi intentions, Meteorites reveal a story much bigger than
is a speechwriter and script writer who is
Burning the Books takes us on a 3000-year ourselves or our planet. As Sky at Night
passionate about the power of words to inspire
journey through the destruction of knowledge presenter, Dr Tim Gregory says, ‘it is an epic
positive social change.
and the fight against all the odds to preserve it. beyond compare’.

CHRIS NIXON is a multidisciplinary artist


RICHARD OVENDEN OBE is the Bodley’s TIM GREGORY is a postdoctoral research
with an emphasis on the handmade and
Librarian at the Bodelian Library in Oxford. scientist at the British Geological Survey
crafted, using colour, texture and pattern across
Since 1987 he has worked in a number of in Nottingham. His research focuses on
a wide range of media.
important archives and libraries, including the measuring the age of meteorites and the
House of Lords Library, the National Library of building-blocks of planets. This is his first book.
Scotland and in the University of Edinburgh,

Polly Marsden & Chris Nixon


Richard Ovenden Tim Gregory Location: Brisbane, QLD
Location: England, UK Location: Nottingham, UK & Perth, WA
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A CROCODILE IN THE
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FAMILY
Kitty Black & Daron Parton
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A family of birds stumble across an egg in the


bush and take it home with them. The family
are thrilled when a little crocodile hatches
from the egg, but the other animals are a little THE WIZARDS OF ONCE: A CLIMATE IN CHAOS
confused. NEVER AND FOREVER Neal Layton
As Croccy gets bigger, the bush animals
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The final book in The Wizards of Once quartet.
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KITTY BLACK has a background in
A Climate in Chaos will get young readers
psychology and education, which taught her CRESSIDA COWELL is currently the excited about how they can make a difference
the importance of stories. She lives with her Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2019 – to keep Planet Earth happy.
husband and two children who are excellent at 2021). She is the author and illustrator of the
providing both inspiration and noise, although bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to This brilliant non-fiction picture book,
rarely in equal amounts. illustrated in Neal’s trademark collage style, is
Train Your Dragon books series.
perfect for readers aged 5-7 who love nature
The Wizards of Once series has been and want to help the environment.
DARON PARTON is an award-winning translated into 38 languages and has been
illustrator who was born in the UK, married signed by DreamWorks Animation. How to
a Kiwi, and moved to New Zealand in 1995. NEAL LAYTON is an award-winning illustrator
Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million
He is also an illustration tutor at Auckland and author of children’s books, who has won
books worldwide and is a major DreamWorks
University of Technology. several prizes including a Gold Award in the
Animation film franchise, as well as being
Nestle Children’s Book Prize.
made into a TV series on Netflix and CBBC.

Kitty Black & Daron Parton


Cressida Cowell Neal Layton
Location: Perth, WA &
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Auckland, NZ
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RACHEL BRIAN is the founder, owner, and winning author of more than 70 books for
A charmingly funny story about the principal animator of Blue Seat Studios. She children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast,
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place called Different.
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JIM FIELD is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, was a number one bestseller and won Best
views worldwide across platforms. A long-time
LAUREN CHILD is the multi-award-winning 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He has Children’s Non-fiction Book 2019. He is also
artist, Rachel is a former researcher and an
creator of Charlie and Lola and is the also illustrated a string of bestselling, multi- a trustee of Greenhouse Sports, a charity that
educator, having taught physiology, biology,
Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate (2017-2019). award-winning children’s books. empowers young people from disadvantaged
and maths at both the high school and college
level. communities through sport.

Kes Gray & Jim Field


Lauren Child Rachel Brian Matthew Syed
Location: Essex, UK &
Location: London, UK Location: Rhode Island, US Location: Richmond, UK
Paris, France

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