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RAFFIE AND SIMPOR WILD AD­VEN­TURES Stephanie Straat­man, Ruud Straat­man, Redy Prio and Alessan­dro Loi

Raffie, Simpor and their par­ents re­turn to Brunei af­ter spend­ing four years abroad. Stay­ing with their grand­par­ents who live near the for­est, they encounter all kinds of an­i­mals which ini­tially made them think were es­capees from the zoo! Tran­si­tion­ing form their city life to that of Brunei’s bu­colic en­vi­ron­ment, Raffie and Simpor will soon learn of the many wildlife that re­mains in Brunei while nav­i­gat­ing the rich lo­cal cul­ture and way of life. Ev­ery page is ac­com­pa­nied with an­i­mal fact sheets that will help young read­ers gain an in-depth knowl­edge of Brunei’s flora and fauna. The comic book was cre­ated by a group of peo­ple, from var­i­ous back­grounds, who call them­selves the Brunei Wildlife War­riors.

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CARI MORA Thomas Har­ris

From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and

The Si­lence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the con­se­quences of dark ob­ses­sion. Twenty-five mil­lion dol­lars in car­tel gold lies hid­den beneath a man­sion on the Mi­ami Beach water­front. Ruth­less men have tracked it for years. Lead­ing the pack is Hanspeter Schnei­der. Driven by un­speak­able ap­petites, he makes a liv­ing flesh­ing out the vi­o­lent fan­tasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, care­taker of the house, has es­caped from the vi­o­lence in her na­tive coun­try. She stays in Mi­ami on a wob­bly Tem­po­rary Pro­tected Status, sub­ject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to sur­vive. Beau­ti­ful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-peter as he closes in on the trea­sure. But Cari Mora has sur­pris­ing skills, and her will to sur­vive has been tested be­fore. Monsters lurk in the crevices be­tween male de­sire and fe­male sur­vival. No other writer in the last cen­tury has con­jured those monsters with more ter­ri­fy­ing bril­liance than Thomas Har­ris.

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UNDERLAND Robert Macfar­lane

"The way into the un­der­world is through the riven trunk of an old ash tree" starts Macfar­lane's ex­tra­or­di­nary ad­ven­ture into the worlds beneath our feet. From the in­vis­i­ble city un­der­neath the pave­ments of Paris, to the lab­o­ra­tory half a mile be­low the York­shire Moors seek­ing the uni­verse’s hid­den secrets, there is so much to ex­plore, cel­e­brate and learn from each labyrinth. Macfar­lane traces a voy­age through the worlds beneath our feet. He reaches back into the deep his­tory of the planet, through the lay­ers of rock and ancient buried ob­jects, and for­ward to the fu­ture, the legacy of the an­thro­pocene and the world we be­queath our de­scen­dants. Underland is Macfar­lane at his daz­zling best – the lyri­cal, the po­lit­i­cal and the philo­soph­i­cal come to­gether in this pro­found ex­plo­ration of the re­la­tion­ship be­tween land­scape and the hu­man heart.

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FU­RI­OUS HOURS Casey Cep

Rev­erend Wil­lie Maxwell was a ru­ral preacher ac­cused of mur­der­ing five of his fam­ily mem­bers for in­surance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he es­caped jus­tice for years un­til a rel­a­tive shot him dead at the fu­neral of his last vic­tim. De­spite hun­dreds of wit­nesses, Maxwell’s mur­derer was ac­quit­ted – thanks to the same at­tor­ney who had pre­vi­ously de­fended the Rev­erend. As Alabama is con­sumed by these grip­ping events, it’s not long un­til news of the case reaches Alabama’s – and Amer­ica’s – most fa­mous writer. In­trigued by the story, Harper Lee makes a jour­ney back to her home state to wit­ness the Rev­erend’s killer face trial. This is the story Lee started work on but could never fin­ish it. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the court­room drama to the racial pol­i­tics of the Deep South. At the same time, she of­fers a deeply mov­ing por­trait of one of the coun­try’s most beloved writ­ers and her strug­gle with fame, suc­cess, and the mys­tery of artis­tic cre­ativ­ity.

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ANX­IOUS KIDS: HOW CHIL­DREN CAN TURN THEIR ANX­I­ETY INTO RE­SILIENCE Michael Grose, Jodi Richard­son

It’s easy to feel over­whelmed when your child suf­fers from anx­i­ety, but there are many things you can do to help. Anx­ious Kids of­fers par­ents a new per­spec­tive on their chil­dren’s anx­i­ety, en­cour­ag­ing them to view each episode as an op­por­tu­nity to em­power their kids with the skills to man­age anx­i­ety, and thrive. Best­selling par­ent­ing au­thor Michael Grose and well­be­ing ex­pert Dr Jodi Richard­son ex­plain why more chil­dren than ever be­fore ex­pe­ri­ence anx­i­ety. In plain lan­guage that can be shared with chil­dren, they out­line the ori­gins and bi­ol­ogy of anx­i­ety to make sense of it – key knowl­edge such as why it hap­pens, the flood of physical symp­toms that comes with it, how to calm it down and why each strat­egy works.

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