- Classic Disney.,
- Magic of nature, Kelvin Roy.
- PAW patrol. Meet Everest!,
- Join the PAW Patrol for 7 cool rescues featuring the team's new snow pup hero! Meet Everest in her first ever rescue when she saves a stranded Jake, and check out her PAW some skills as she plows through a snowed-over Adventure Bay and rescues deer from some slippery ice! Then join Skye and the team for 4 more high-flying adventures!
- PAW patrol. On the case!,
- Chase is on the case and Marshall is all fired up for these 8 PAW Patrol adventures! Join the team as their police pup and firedog lead them on some "ruff-ruff" rescures.
- The girl with the ghost machine, Lauren DeStefano.
- Neglected by her father who spends all of his time building a ghost machine to bring her mother back from the dead, twelve-year-old Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the machine work, or destroy it forever.
- A boy called Christmas, Matt Haig.
- You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow,
kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic.
- The everything machine, Ally Kennen.
- "Eleven year old Olly has a very special delivery - a 3D printing machine stamped with PROPERTY OF THE M.O.D. and BRITISH SPACE AGENCY. WARNING. DO NOT
TAMPER. It's a machine with magical properties, it has a name, it speaks and it can print ANYTHING Olly asks it to, from the coolest new toy to a room full of chocolate cake. But what Olly really really wants is ... his Dad. Interest Age 9+"
- Resurrection, Derek Landy.
- A lot has changed. Roarhaven is now a magical city. Valkyrie has been out of action for years, recovering from the war against her alter-ego. Some things never change though:
Skulduggery Pleasant is still there to stop bad people. When Skulduggery learns of a plot to resurrect a terrifying evil, he persuades Valkyrie to help. But they need someone else on their team who can go undercover. Enter the overlooked and unremarkable Omen Darkly. Between them they have 24 hours to save the world.
- An eagle in the snow, Michael Morpurgo.
- 1940. Barney and his mother, their home destroyed by bombing, are travelling to the country when their train is forced to shelter in a tunnel from attacking German planes. There, in the darkness, a stranger on the train begins to tell them a story. A story about Bobby Byron, the most decorated soldier of WW1, who once had the chance to end the war before it even began, and how he tried to fix his mistake. But sometimes the right thing is hard to see and even harder to live with.
- The world's worst children. 2, David Walliams
- Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross. If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine!
- Thunder struck, Ali Sparkes.
- What if your new best friend was a ghost? Getting struck by lightning isn't exactly how Alisha and Theo planned to get out of sports day. Surviving the strike makes them see life differently. It also makes them notice Doug and Lizzie. Struck by lightning under that same tree in 1975, the two teenagers have been hanging out there ever since. But something sinister is going on at school - although only Theo and Alisha seem to be able to see it. Are these phantoms really the harbingers of doom for all the kids at Beechwood Junior?
- Maggie and the flying horse, E.D. Baker.
- Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does - like tiny flying horses with wings. One day Maggie stumbles upon an injured flying horse. The only way to help the horse is to take it to a kindly stableman named Bob, who cares for magical animals. But in order to do so, Maggie must set out on a journey through the Enchanted Forest, which is full of dangers.
- The bookshop girl, Sylvia Bishop
- 520 This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret ... she can't actually read! So Property doesn't see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent bookshop in the world. When her family win the competition, Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.
- Hide! The tiger's mouth is open wide!, Adam Frost.
- Tom and Sophie Nightingale live on a barge with their zookeeper dad and vet mum, and as many animals as you can get on a small boat. Surely there's no room for any more animals in their life? When a tiger at the zoo has a dental dilemma, Tom and Sophie can't help but get involved. But there is a carnivorous culprit closer to home that they must also diagnose - and quickly!
- Attack of the alien dung!, Gareth P. Jones.
- "The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK - you'll need it ... Secret agent Biskit is not happy when he discovers his new partner Mitzy is a cat - everyone knows cats and dogs don't mix. But saving the Earth from alien invasions must come first and the planet is under attack! A cluster of cow pats has flown into town and they're whipping up a stink ... It's time for Biskit and Mitzy to put aside their differences and kick some alien butt! Interest age 7+"
- Smash!; &,Fame!, Alan MacDonald & [illustrated by] David Roberts.
- Dirty Bertie, the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits, is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Smash! his 22nd adventure, as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, tries his hand at a round of golf and joins Gran in a winning game of Bingo. In Fame! Bertie finds fame in front of the cameras, gets into a spot of
bother on a fishing trip and becomes a modern-day Robin Hood.
- The unicorn's horn, Claire Taylor-Smith.
- Hattie B knows there's no time to lose when her charm bracelet calls her back to the Kingdom of Bellua. Evil King Ivar of the Imps wants to fly, so he's stolen the magic from a fairy's wing. Hattie must find an enchanted thread to fix the wing, but someone is determined to stop her ...
- The secret kitten, Holly Webb.
- Lucy can't help but feel lonely when she and her brother move in with their gran, leaving behind their old friends. Lucy wishes she could have a pet, but Gran isn't keen on animals. A stray kitten catches Lucy's attention, and she instantly falls in love with it. Where will the kitten go if she can't find anyone to take her in? A heart-warming read from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for fans of Magic Animal Friends and Animal Ark.
- Fly Guy's big family, Tedd Arnold.
- Fly Guy misses his family, so Buzz invites them to a surprise party and his mother, father, and thousands of brothers and cousins show up. Fly Guy is delighted but Buzz's parents are not pleased.
- Caveboy is bored!, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; illustrated by Eric Wight.
- Most days Caveboy has lots of fun things to do, like taking care of his pet rock and playing baseball. But today, he is bored. Mama is hunting, Papa is repainting their cave, and his friend Mags is busy. He could play with Sister, but sisters smell like burps! Will Caveboy ever find someone to play with?
- The adventures of Caveboy, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; illustrated by Eric Wight.
- Caveboy loves banging his club, running really fast, and playing with his friends, but when his club breaks, he needs to find a new one, leading him to making a new friend and discovering his own bravery.
- My first ballet class, Alyssa Satin Capucilli; photographs by Leyeh Jensen.
- Photographs of young ballet dancers demonstrate warm-up exercises, the first two positions and other simple steps, and working at
- My first karate class, Alyssa Satin Capucilli; photographs by Leyah Jensen.
- What happens in karate class? Put on your white belt and get read to block, kick, and more!
- My first yoga class, Alyssa Satin Capucilli; photographs by Jill Wachter.
- Learn all about what happens at yoga class and see kids practicing yoga.
- Bar-tailed godwit = Kuaka, Carolyn Collis.
- Teina Bear is watching the Kuaka (Bar-tailed godwit) as they look for food. The kuaka are in the Manawatu Estuary for the summer.
- Whio, Carolyn Collis.
- Teina Bear is watching the whio (Blue duck) as it looks after its chicks. The whio is only found in New Zealand.
- Grandad's medal, Phil Earle; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
- Marvin loves going on his adventures with his grandad, escaping from hairy yetis, taking daytrips to Mars, and hunting ferocious tigers, all without leaving the house. Marvin thinks his grandad is the bravest person he's ever met; he even has a medal from the war to prove it. And, more than anything else, Marvin wants to be brave too. But when Grandad must go on his final adventure alone, Marvin finds he has to be braver than he's ever been before. Until he discovers that Grandad has left behind a very special surprise just for him.
- Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent, Marie-Louise Gay.
- Princess Pistachio is worried about Dog. He has such a boring life. She thinks he needs more adventure and excitement. Pistachio brings him to school with disastrous results. Then she takes Dog to a theater audition and transforms him into Maurice the Magnificant, star of the stage. Maurice is an overnight success. That's when things start to go really wrong.
- Duck, duck, dinosaur. Perfect pumpkin, written by Kallie George; illustrated by Oriol Vidal.
- Duck-and-dino siblings Feather, Flap, and Spike visit the pumpkin patch together to find the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween.
- Ellie Featherbill, Daisy Meadows.
- Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play just like you and me! Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest, a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe, their animal friends suddenly become much more magical! On their first adventure in Friendship Forest, can the two friends rescue adorable baby bunny Lucy Longwhiskers from the wicked witch Grizelda?
- How to be a WWE superstar, written by Steve Pantaleo.
- Discover how the WWE Superstars prepare for the ring, work their way to the main event and become WWE World Champions. With inspirational photos of some of the most beloved Superstars like John Cena and Seth Rollins, young readers will love diving into the world of WWE.
- In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories, retold by Alvin Schwartz; pictures by Victor Rivas.
- Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.
- Real or fake? 2: more far-out fibs, fishy facts, and phony photos to test for the truth, Emily Krieger; illustrations by Tom Nick Cocotos.
- Offers suspicious stories, fishy facts, and dubious lists, encouraging readers to determine which facts are true and which are false.
- Don't read this book before bed!: thrills, chills, and hauntingly true stories, Anna Claybourne.
- Love to tell scary stories around the camp fire? Like to solve mysteries? Brave enough to hear the truth about some pretty freaky phenomena? Then cuddle up with this spooky spine-tingler, filled with delightfully frightful true stories of real-life monsters, doomed domains, menacing mysteries, strange disappearances, and so much more. Meet ghosts, ghouls, and zombies. Go inside haunted houses, hidden graveyards, and deadly secret passages. The Fright-o-meter rates each story for its level of scariness. Full of thrills and chills, this book will have you sleeping with a nightlight for sure. Read if you dare, but don't say we didn't warn you!
- Families around the world, written by Margriet Ruurs; illustrated by Jessica Rae Gordon.
- This book allows young readers to visit with fourteen children, all from different countries, to learn about their families.
Based on real children, each is told in the first person, beginning with a greeting in the child's native language. From Ryan, who lives on a Texas cattle farm, to Nkoitoi, who tends the family goat in Kenya, to Baatar, who moves regularly with his nomadic family in Mongolia, there is a vast range of homes, locations, customs and activities presented here, all of it illustrated with bright colors and vivid detail by illustrator Jessica Rae Gordon.
- In focus cities: culture, character, civilisation, [ext by Libby Walden; illustrations, Sophie Beer [and nine others]].
- Travel the globe and find a fresh perspective with 'In Focus Cities'. This super-sized book delves into the cultural, social and historical identities of ten world-famous cities. Lift the giant flaps on every spread to find out more about the iconic cities on the map.
- I'd rather be a fairy princess, Petra Kotrotsos; Christina Irini Arathimos.
- What in the world is a disability, Debbie Roome; illustrated by Shaizz.
- Tells the story of a group of children who attend a special school. A mom and daughter talk about the challenges these youngsters face and how, in spite of their difficulties, they are still people with hopes and dreams. The following conditions are discussed: autism, blindness, brittle bone disease, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, deafness, Down syndrome, dyslexia, epilepsy, meningitis, spina bifida, and Tourette syndrome. The story will help children to relate to people with disabilities and understand that they need love and acceptance just like they do.
- Hello!, illustrated by Tony Flowers.
- Age range 3 to 6 years Yiasou! That's hello in Greek! Or would you like to speak Chinese? What about Italian or Korean? Murinhpatha or Kaurna? Meet 12 Australian friends who can speak different languages. They tell us how to count from 1 to 10, say hello and goodbye and lots of other words in their languages about play, food, hobbies and clothes. This book is an introduction to 12 languages spoken most frequently in Australian homes, plus three Indigenous languages. The languages are: Chinese, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kaurna, Korean, Lebanese Arabic, Murrinhpatha, Thai and Vietnamese.
Illustrated in a cartoon style, the pictures add humour and fun to language learning.
- A journey through transport, Chris Oxlade; illustrated by John Haslam.
- Take a journey into the weird and wonderful world of transportation. Travel back in time and explore the first bikes, cars, trains, and planes.Discover the amazing ways machines transport as around today. Packed with lively illustrations to reveal the world's incredible machines, this delightful factual picture book is perfect for a parent and child to read together or to explore independently.
- The complete book of fashion history: a stylish journey through history and the ultimate guide for being fashionable in every era, illustrations by Tomski & Polanski, Jan Vajda, Stepan Lenk; written by Jana Sedlackova.
- Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history! Explore world history and culture through the lens of fashion with The Complete Book of Fashion History. Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history, from the animal furs of prehistory to the golden crowns of ancient Egypt. Why did French aristocrats powder their hair? And why did Scottish soldiers wear kilts? From buttons to zippers and leather sandals to high heels, young fashionistas will learn how fashion is often influenced by what's happening in the world around us. With colorful, engaging illustrations and fascinating historical facts, this quirky historical reference, geared toward young fashionistas, encourages discussion among children and their parents about different cultures and fashion trends through history.
- The story of King Arthur, Siân Lewis; illustrated by Graham Howells.
- A stunning retelling of the classic tales of King Arthur by award winning team of author Sian Lewis and illustrator Graham Howells. This luxurious, colourful, hardback edition includes all of the famous tales of King Arthur The Quest for the Holy Grail, Merlin's Dream and The Battle of Camelot.
- Little Red Riding Hood, written by Saviour Pirotta; illustrated by Olivia Beckman.
- The story of Little Red Riding Hood and her meeting with the Big, Bad Wolf has been handed down the generations so that today it's one of the most popular tales for young children.
- Puss in Boots, written by Saviour Pirotta; illustrated by Laura Wood.
- Generations of children have delighted in the classic tale of Puss in Boots, who used his cunning and trickery to win for his lowly master the hand of the princess in marriage.
- Rapunzel, written by Saviour Pirotta; illustrated by Lucy Fleming.
- A poor couple steal from an old woman, who takes their baby in revenge, and names her Rapunzel. She keeps the child locked in a tower and
in years to come, uses Rapunzels long hair to thwart a young princes efforts to help Rapunzel escape. But the princes love for Rapunzel and hers for him eventually unites them and the old woman is never seen again.
- The gingerbread man, written by Saviour Pirotta; illustrated by Karl Newson.
- Nobody can catch the Gingerbread Man when he escapes from the oven it seems he's got away with his freedom. Then he meets a
wily fox by the river who offers to help him safely cross.
- The Snow Queen, written by Saviour Pirotta; illustrated by Lucy Fleming.
- The Snow Queen is the story of young Gerda's search for her playmate Kay, who was abducted by the Snow Queen and taken to her frozen palace.
- The three little pigs, written by Saviour Pirotta; illustrated by Olivia Beckman.
- Which of their houses will withstand the mighty 'huff and puff' of the Big, Bad Wolf? This new edition has plenty of drama and excitement in the stunning illustrations, while the rhythmic text brings the peril in the story to life.
- Sleeping Beauty, retold by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Erin McGuire.
- A beautiful princess is put into a deep sleep by a curse until she is awakened by a brave prince.
- Mother Goose treasury, [illustrations by Priscilla Lamont].
- A collection of more than sixty nursery rhymes includes "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet," "Pat-a-Cake," and "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
- Super sleuth. 5th class, Maria Aylward.
- Take the problem out of problem-solving. Super Sleuth is a unique maths series that gives pupils and teachers strategies to effectively develop problem-solving skills.
Designed to be used hand-in-hand with any core maths programme, it is the ideal problem-solving solution for your classroom. Focuses on the ten main problem-solving strategies, developing problem-solving skills, encouraging higher order thinking and enabling pupils to take responsibility for their own learning. Trial and improvement; Working backwards; Working systematically; Logical reasoning; Visualisation; Patterns; Make a table; Act it out; Make a model; Simplify. Introduces the CLUES acronym, a teacher- and pupil-friendly framework developed uniquely for Super Sleuth to tackle the most common problem-solving difficulties experienced in Irish classrooms. Consolidates the learning of problem-solving skills through worked examples and a step-by-step approach. Places an emphasis on developing mathematical language and a positive attitude towards problem-solving.
- Super sleuth. 1st class, Jacqueline Barry.
- Take the problem out of problem-solving. Super Sleuth is a unique maths series that gives pupils and teachers strategies to effectively develop problem-solving skills. Designed to be used hand-in-hand with any core maths programme, it is the ideal problem-solving solution for your classroom. Focuses on the ten main problem-solving strategies, developing problem-solving skills, encouraging higher order thinking and enabling pupils to take responsibility for their own learning. Trial and improvement; Working backwards; Working systematically; Logical reasoning; Visualisation; Patterns; Make a table; Act it out; Make a model; Simplify. Introduces the CLUES acronym, a teacher- and pupil-friendly framework developed uniquely for Super Sleuth to tackle the most common problem-solving difficulties experienced in Irish classrooms. Consolidates the learning of problem-solving skills through worked examples and a step-by-step approach. Places an emphasis on developing mathematical language and a positive attitude towards problem-solving.
- Super sleuth. 6th class, Audrey Cooney.
- Take the problem out of problem-solving. Super Sleuth is a unique maths series that gives pupils and teachers strategies to effectively develop problem-solving skills. Designed to be used hand-in-hand with any core maths programme, it is the ideal problem-solving solution for your classroom. Focuses on the ten main problem-solving strategies, developing problem-solving skills, encouraging higher order thinking and enabling pupils to take responsibility for their own learning. Trial and improvement; Working backwards; Working systematically; Logical reasoning; Visualisation; Patterns; Make a table; Act it out; Make a model; Simplify. Introduces the CLUES acronym, a teacher- and pupil-friendly framework developed uniquely for Super Sleuth to tackle the most common problem-solving difficulties experienced in Irish classrooms. Consolidates the learning of problem-solving skills through worked examples and a step-by-step approach. Places an emphasis on developing mathematical language and a positive attitude towards problem-solving.
- Counting on autumn, written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
- Do you think maths matters to animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you? Explore numbers and different ways of counting in beautiful autumn scenes. Meet squirrels, bears, raccoons, geese and whales as they take you through numeration. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations,
poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. Colourful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text - one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve bring the reader to a full understanding of the maths concept being covered. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
- Sorting through spring, written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
- What if animals and plants knew maths, just like us? Would flowers bloom in patterns? Would raindrops fall in rhythm? Would birds
balance evenly on branches? In Sorting through Spring, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of patterning, sorting, data management, and probability. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
- Fraction frenzy: fractions, decimals and combinations, Rob Colson.
- What are fractions and how are they used? What is the smallest fraction ever? This book explores the maths of fractions and shows how it relates to the everyday world with fantastic appealing visuals. The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who
wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
- Super sums: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, Rob Colson.
- How can you multiply using your fingers? How does a soroban speed up your sums? What did Fibonacci find out by counting rabbits? Learn some tricks to improve your sums, and solve the problems in the world around us.
- Get in shape: two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, Rob Colson.
- What is the most perfect sphere known in nature? What is pi? Why were the Great Pyramids built in that shape? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this book about the shapes that are all around us. Once you've read all about shapes, have a go at the fun quizzes which test your knowledge. The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
- Shaping up summer, written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
- What if animals and plants knew maths, just like us? Would spiders draw pictures in their webs? Would narwhals sort blocks of ice by shape? Would insects know what's above and what's below? In Shaping Up Summer, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of geometry, symmetry, and spatial sense. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. Colourful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve bring the reader to a full understanding of the maths concept being covered. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
- Sizing up winter, written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
- What if animals and plants knew maths, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurementMaths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
- Space, Raman Prinja.
- Everything you need to know about our spectacular Solar System, distant universes, and space exploration is packed into this fact-filled book. The magazine-style pages are bursting with vivid photgraphy, to 10 lists, and incredible facts to amaze and entertain!
- Planets, written by Carole Stott.
- Explore the Solar System through the latest space imagery and take a grand tour around our neighbours in space with DK Eyewitness Planets. From Mercury to Neptune and beyond, get an eyewitness view of the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets and other bodies that make up our Solar System. Discover the secrets of space, examine the latest space exploration equipment, and learn about the scientists behind discoveries ancient and new. DK Eyewitness Planets also includes a giant fold-out wall chart full of facts, perfect for bedrooms or classrooms. Using the most up-to-date images from NASA and ESA taken by probes such as New Horizons, Eyewitness Planets takes you as close as you can get to the other worlds of our Solar System.
- Get the measure: units and measurements, Rob Colson.
- How big is a hydrogen atom? How long is a country's coastline? What is the speed limit of the universe? How does a computer tell the time? Read all about lengths, areas, volumes and speeds, and learn how to calculate them. Get the measure of the world around us.
- Energy lab for kids: 40 exciting experiments to explore, create, harness, and unleash energy, Emily Hawbacker and The Need Project.
- Energy Lab for Kids, created for kids by a teacher, offers challenging experiments and guided discussions along with how-tos, discoveries, and pointers from prize-winning kids.
- The hot book, Dr Mike Goldsmith, Miranda Smith.
- This stunning series is packed with cross-curricular information, case studies and dazzling photography. Fact-hungry readers will discover exploding volcanoes, sizzling stars and fire-breathing dragons, rivers of fire, hot-air balloons and camels there are more fascinating facts in The Hot Book to make you sweat!
- The cold book, Dr Mike Goldsmith, Miranda Smith.
- This stunning series is packed with cross-curricular information, case studies and dazzling photography. Fact-hungry readers will discover ship-sinking icebergs, frozen planets, abominable snowmen, icy sports there are enough facts and fun in The Cold Book to give you goosebumps!
- The adventures of Earth, [written by Dan Green; illustrations, Sean Sims].
- Collects interesting facts about the planet Earth and its inhabitants, with illustrated pop-ups and liftable flaps to augment the factual material.
- Geology lab for kids: 52 projects to explore rocks, gems, geodes, crystals, fossils, and other wonders of the Earth's surface, Garret Romaine.
- Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth's surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth's crust, and how layers of rock reveal a record of time.
- Dino records: the most amazing prehistoric creatures ever to have lived on Earth!, Jen Agresta and Avery Elizabeth Hurt.
- Introduces record-setting dinosaurs, including the biggest, smartest, weirdest,
deadliest, and most mysterious examples.
- Stegosaurus and other plated dinosaurs: the need-to-know facts, Kathryn Clay; consultant, Mathew J. Wedel.
- Full-colour images and simple text introduce young readers to different plated dinosaurs,
including their physical characteristics, habitats, and diets.
- Triceratops and other horned dinosaurs: the need-to-know facts, Kathryn Clay; consultant, Mathew J. Wedel.
- Dinosaurs such as Triceratops had deadly horns, bony frills, and sharp beaks. Some of these powerful plant eaters were so strong, they could knock down trees. Bold images, colourful maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when these dinosaurs walked the earth.
- Children's encyclopedia of dinosaurs/ Clare Hibbert.,
- From Albertosaurus to Argentinosaurus and Triceratops to T. Rex, this jam-packed encyclopedia contains everything you need to know about dinosaurs!
- Allosaurus and its relatives: the need-to-know facts, Megan Cooley Peterson; consultant, Matthew J. Wedel.
- Allosaurus and its relatives were fierce and dangerous predators. Dinosaurs in this group had deadly claws and razor-sharp teeth. Find out more about this fearsome group of dinosaurs that walked the earth millions of years ago.
- Carnotaurus and other odd meat-eaters: the need-to-know facts, Janet Riehecky; consultant, Mathew J. Wedel.
- Text introduces young readers to odd meat-eating dinosaurs, including their physical characteristics, habitats, and diets.
- Iguanodon and other bird-footed dinosaurs: the need-to-know facts, Janet Riehecky; consultant, Matthew J. Wedel.
- Bird-footed dinosaurs like Iguanodon were plant-eaters that could walk on two legs. Many of
the dinosaurs in this group could run away from hungry predators. Others traveled in large herds to stay safe. Find out more about the bird-footed dinosaurs that walked the earth millions of years ago.
- Edmontosaurus and other duck-billed dinosaurs: the need-to-know facts, Rebecca Rissman; consultant, Mathew J. Wedel.
- Full-colour images and simple text introduce young readers to duck-billed dinosaurs, including their physical characteristics, habitats, and diets.
- Velociraptor and other raptors: the need-to-know facts, Rebecca Rissman; consultant, Mathew J. Wedel.
- Raptors like Velocirpator were small, deadly dinosaurs. These carnivores and omnivores may have looked like birds, but they couldn't get off the ground. Bold images, colourful maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when these deadly hunters walked the earth.
- It all starts with a seed: how food grows, Emily Bone; illustrated by Sally Elford.
- This book explains how almost everything we eat grows from just a small seed from how a seed sprouts and how fruits grow from flowers by pollination, to how different plants produce vegetables, fruits, leaves, roots and grains.
- The street beneath my feet, Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer.
- When you're walking along the city streets there's always so much to see and hear. But do you ever stop and look down? Have you ever wondered what's going on deep in the ground under your feet? What about in the countryside? What goes on underground there? Starting in the city, take a journey down though the layers of the Earth, all the way to the planet's core and out the other side. There are so many amazing sights to see along the way!
- Rain forests, Marfe Ferguson Delano.
- Curious kids will learn all about the rainforest, from jungle predators to colorful treetop birds to plants that thrive in this lush landscape.
- Rainforests in 30 seconds, Dr. Jen Green; illustrated by Stef Murphy; consultant, Dr. Mika Peck.
- With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Rainforests in 30 Seconds explores the extraordinary ecosystems of the world's rain forests. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-colour artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make-and-do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore, and discover more.
- Different? Same!, written by Heather Tekavec; illustrated by Pippa Curnick.
- Readers will discover similarities in even the most different of animals in this exploration of animals and their characteristics.
- Animals do, too!: how they behave just like you, written by Etta Kaner; illustrated by Marilyn Faucher.
- Reveals the ways in which readers and animals behave in the same manner, from dancing bees to babysitting flamingos.
- Amazing animal journeys, Chris Packham; illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.
- Every year billions of animals migrate from one part of our planet to another. From whales and wildebeest to butterflies and bats, you can discover each of their stories, pore over the map to see their migration routes and uncover extra information in the find out more section.
- Can an aardvark bark?, Melissa Stewart; illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
- A non-fiction look at the sounds that animals make and the reasons behind them.
- A-Z of endangered animals, Jennifer Cossins.
- This beautifully illustrated full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students alike with a keen interest in the world around us. On this journey through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the world's most beautiful, rare and endangered animals, from the majestic Amur tiger and the curious kakapo, to the misunderstood Tasmanian devil and the shy zebra duiker. Come on an illustrated expedition through the animal kingdom
with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins.
- Sharks and other deadly ocean creatures: visual encyclopedia, [written by Derek Harvey].
- Profiles more than two hundred sharks and fierce fish that call the ocean home, sharing details on the ocean habitats,
body sizes, and tails of marine animals that range from barracudas to great whites.
- Jellyfish, Valerie Bodden.
- A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of jellyfish, the bell-shaped, oceanic invertebrates. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why jellyfish have squishy bodies.
- Crabs, Valerie Bodden.
- A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of crabs, the widespread shelled crustaceans. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why crabs look as though they are headless.
- Give bees a chance, words & pictures by Bethany Barton.
- In this nonfiction picture book an enthusiastic bee-loving narrator tries to convince a bee-phobic friend that our fuzzy, flying neighbours are our friends we should all give bees a chance!
- Iguanas, Valerie Bodden.
- A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of iguanas, the North and South American dewlapped reptiles. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why iguanas live in trees.
- It's a chameleon!, Tessa Kenan.
- Explore the amazing world of rain forest chameleons in this carefully leveled text. Vivid photos will pique readers' interest while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary teach them the basics of reading nonfiction.
- Storks, Kate Riggs.
- A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of storks, Earth's big wading birds. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why marabou storks have featherless heads.
- Falcons, Kate Riggs.
- A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of falcons, Earth's fast-flying birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peregrine falcons are such good fliers.
- Would an elephant enjoy the seaside?: and other questions, Aleksei Bitskoff & Camilla de le Bédoyère.
- Imagine if an elephant came with you to school for a day! What might she get up to? She might be too loud for the library; elephants raise their trunks and trumpet very loudly when they talk! Discover amazing and unusual facts about elephants in this hilarious picture book. With humorous scenarios and everyday comparisons young readers can relate to, this is the perfect introduction into the life of a elephant.
- Meerkats, Valerie Bodden.
- A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of meerkats, the African mammals that live in mobs. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why meerkats are
always on the lookout.
- Crazy about cats, Owen Davey.
- Shares information on different types of cats, including lions, jaguars, and tigers.
- Sea otters, Jill Esbaum.
- Pictures and text about sea otters for very young children.
- It's a chimpanzee!, Tessa Kenan.
- Who's that swinging through the trees? Learn all about chimpanzees and their incredible rain forest habitat.
- Follow the link: a journey through technology: from frogs' legs to the Titanic, Tom Jackson, Nick Shepherd.
- Follow the Link takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge. The route they take highlights how the inspiration behind new ideas is often surprising, always unpredictable and sometimes rather bizarre. Step inside the network of time to see how lightning led to communication technology; how the Mongol warriors gave us cheeseburgers and fries; how the Silk route led to the X37, a top secret robot spy rocket, and how a greedy explorer's search for cinnamon led to basketball.
- The story of you, Anna Claybourne.
- Why do some people have blue eyes and others, green? Why are some people good at music, and others at sport? And why do some people love seafood, and others hate olives? The Story of You has the answers! Discover how evolution, and the world around us, has changed and shaped both humans and animals.
- 100 things to know about the human body, written by Alex Frith [and three others]; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Danny Schlitz; layout and design, Matthew Bromley [and three others]; human body expert, Dr.
- Did you know you cry two types of tears? And up to 30 trillion red blood cells pass through your heart in a minute? With colourful, infographic-style illustrations this book is packed with surprising facts and useful information on exactly 100 topics about the human body. A useful reference book for home, school and general knowledge quizzes.
- The girls' guide to growing up, Anita Naik; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
- A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise.
- The boys' guide to growing up, Phil Wilkinson; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
- A friendly and reassuring guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from physical changes like body hair and testicle growth to emotional ones like mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise.
- Sensational senses: sniff! blink! tickle! bang! burp!, [written by Dr Patricia Macnair; illustrated by Richard Watson].
- Sniff! Blink! Tickle! Bang! Burp! How do our senses work? What is an optical illusion? Why aren't many foods blue? Welcome to the Sensational Theme Park, where eye-popping facts and information about seeing, hearing, smell, taste, touch and balance are ready to be discovered. Science is both fun and accessible in this interactive book. Flip the flaps to reveal simple diagrams, surprising facts and clear explanations about how we make sense of the world.
- Engineer this!: 10 amazing projects for young mechanical engineers, Carol J. McBride & Francisco L. Gonzales; illustrations by Eliza Bolli; photos by Michael Samaripa.
- Turn trash into invention and sharpen your engineering eye with these 10 hands-on engineering projects. Using recycled and easy-to-find materials, engineer your own motorcar, catapult, glider, and other completely functional machines. Explore amazing scientific concepts, such as potential, kinetic, and electrical energy; principles of flight; weights and balances; pulleys and levers; laws of motion; and more. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, exciting facts, safety tips, and extended engineering and science activities for further discovery.
- Inside tanks and heavy artillery, Chris Oxlade.
- From the battering ram to infrared technology on modern artillery, photos and photo-realistic illustrations along with informative text guides readers through the history and development of tanks and artillery.
- Inside fighter planes, Chris Oxlade.
- Combining STEM topics with historical information, this book uses real-life stories, photos, and diagrams to show the history and development of fighter planes and the technology that makes them work.
- Inside battleships, Chris Oxlade.
- With dramatic scenes, cutaway diagrams, and personal stories, this engaging book presents the history of ships used for war, from ancient ships powered by oars to the massive ships and incredible technology used today.
- Inside submarines, Chris Oxlade.
- From the very first submarine in 1620 to the defense systems and weaponry used on modern submarines, this book uses diagrams, stories, and dramatic imagery to present a fascinating history of submarines and the technology used to operate them.
- Bridges, Sally Spray with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
- Follow the development of bridges, as they have grown longer and bigger, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition. Get to grips with
the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand. Bright and bold artwork,
alongside clear explanations and diagrams, guide you through a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world.
- Christchurch: our underground story, written by Phil Wilkins, illustrated by Martin Coates.
- Lift the flap book for children and young people describing the underground infrastructure of Christchurch, and the repair and recovery journey after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Factual information presented in picture book format.
- Fire trucks, Lois Fortuna.
- Fire trucks are fast, loud, and big rescue machines. These vehicles rush to the scene of a fire, bringing firefighters along to help put out a blaze and help rescue people in their time of need. But there are many different kinds of fire trucks. From the ladder trucks firefighters use to reach high floors on buildings to the fire engines used to toss lots of water on a blaze, each fire truck is unique. Beginning readers will love exploring these important vehicles and learning how they help people when fire strikes.
- Trains, planes and ships, Sally Spray with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
- Follow the development of trains, planes and ships, as they have grown more powerful, faster, and more fantastical through engineering skill,
design and ambition.Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand. Bright and bold artwork, alongside clear explanations and diagrams, guide you through a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world.
- The story of the car, Giles Chapman; illustrated by Us Now.
- A beautifully illustrative history of the world's most iconic and popular cars of all time. Perfect for children and adult motoring fans alike!
- Pickup trucks, Kate Riggs.
- A kindergarten level introduction to pickup trucks, covering their purpose, where they are found, the people who drive them and such defining features as their cabs, beds, and tailgates.
- William Bee's wonderful world of trucks.,
- Join William, his dog and his gang of unruly traffic cones on a grand tour of the world of trucks. Perfect for every child who is fascinated by vehicles large and small but
- Rubbish truck, Annabel Savery.
- Find out what rubbish trucks are, what they do and how they operate, in this well-illustrated book.
- The International Space Station, written by Clive Gifford; illustrated by Dan Schlitzkus.
- What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant. Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.
- Moonwalk: the story of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Adrian Buckley and David Jenkins.
- On July 21st 1969 U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. This is the story of that moonwalk and the Apollo 11 mission that made it possible.
- Sugar cane, Jill MacGregor.
- In Tonga, Tuni and Sipu grow sugar cane in their backyard but in Fiji hundreds of fields of sugar cane are grown for processing into sugar.
- The best ever step-by-step kid's first gardening: fantastic gardening ideas for 5-12 year olds, from growing fruit and vegetables and fun with flowers to wildlife gardening and outdoor crafts, Jenny Hendy.
your hands dirty and growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden is great fun. From flowering wellies, crazy gourds and bird baths to wind chimes, butterfly pots and grass-head men, there is a huge range of exciting projects that you can do in and out of the garden, whatever the weather. The book includes basic gardening know-how, fruit and vegetables, craft projects, wildlife gardening and indoor gardening, plus a list of good plants to try. Clear instructions and fun photographs make following the projects easy, while tips and growing ideas provide inspiration and encourage experimentation.
- My little book of horses and ponies, [Nicola Jane Swinney]
- An A-Z guide to horses breeds from around the world, this fun and colourful book will excite young horse lovers everywhere. Find out fascinating facts
about each breed and the characteristics which make them desirable, be it the sleek coat of the Mustang or the Strong legs of the Shire. With easy to follow facts on each page and a glossary of tricky terms at the back, this guide is essential for children who love animals.
- Eat up!: an infographic exploration of food, Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer; art by Belle Wuthrich.
- Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colourful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating
facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What's the difference
between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertize to children? Who are the "Big 10" food companies? How much farmland is there across the world?
- The ABC book of food, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson, Cheryl Orsini.
- Food helps us run and jump and play. This beautiful picture book celebrates all kinds of food and the energy it gives us. The simple,
engaging text alos shows where food comes from and how it reaches our homes.
- Kids in the kitchen, Amanda Grant; photography by Susan Bell.
- Help your child learn ow to cook and pick up essential life skills along the way with more than 50 fun, tasty and easy step-by-step recipes for children aged 3-11.
- The best-ever step-by-step kid's first cookbook: delicious recipe ideas for 5-12 year olds, from lunch boxes and picnics to quick and easy meals, sweet treats, desserts, drinks and party food, Nancy McDougall.
- Do your kids want to impress friends and family with scrummy home-cooked treats that they have made themselves? If the answer is 'yes', then this is the book for you. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow step-by-step recipes, this inspirational book presents an irresistible selection of recipes suitable for every kid from 5 to 12. Ranging from lunches, picnics and after-school snacks to main courses, desserts, drinks and party food, there is sure to be a dish that takes their fancy. With more than 1000 lively images and bursting with ideas and practical advice, this book is sure to provide hours of happy and healthy eating for everyone.
- Mommy & me start cooking.,
- Full of fun activities such as experiencing food with all five senses, designing dishes, and performing kitchen experiments, plus an introduction to measurements associated with cooking, this is the perfect cookbook for children who want to join their parents in the kitchen. Readers will learn about staple ingredients such as eggs, flour, and chocolate. They will find out what is inside an egg, where vegetables grow, how flour is made, and more.
- China: the culture and recipes of China, Tracey Kelly.
- Presents an overview of Chinese culture, providing recipes and discussing the national festivals, daily life, and farming.
- France: the culture and recipes of France, Tracey Kelly.
- The French are known for their incredible culinary masterpieces. Now, readers can boast they can cook like a French chef, and even create an entire feast, including an Alsace onion tart, crepes Suzette, and chocolate mousse! But food is just one part of the French experience, as this intriguing volume conveys. Geography, farming, daily life, festivals, and other parts of French culture are all part of this expedition of the fascinating country. Vivid photographs reflect important
social studies concepts, while fact boxes highlight truly captivating information.
- India: the culture and recipes of India, Tracey Kelly.
- India is a large, colorful country with varied terrain, and its cuisine reflects its bountiful resources. While learning about this amazing nation, its geography,
and its people, readers are invited to take a crash course in Indian cooking with the help of accessible instructions and easy-to-find ingredients. Favorites such as samosas, curry, and tandoori chicken are on the menu, accompanied by eye-catching photographs and informative text detailing much about important Indian customs and other cultural elements.
- Italy: the culture and recipes of Italy, Tracey Kelly.
- There's much more to Italy than spaghetti! Readers may think they know Italian food, but they'll get a true taste of the world-renowned flavors for themselves as they prepare delicious minestrone, risotto, and tiramisu. They'll also learn about other cultural treasures of Italy, including its beautiful architecture and entertaining festivals. This motivating tour of the beautiful European country also incorporates compelling information about Italy's history and geography, complemented by striking photographs and thought-provoking fact boxes.
- Japan: the culture and recipes of Japan, Tracey Kelly.
- Japanese food reflects much about the country of Japan and its culture, and in this impressive book, readers are invited to learn as much as possible about the island nation as they don their aprons. Easy Japanese recipes such as shrimp tempura, vegetarian sushi, and green tea ice cream encourage young chefs to explore the delicacies of Japan with their taste buds, while interesting information is offered about what it's like to live there, including its geography and cultural traditions. If an excursion to Japan isn't possible, this fun book is the next best thing!
- Mexico: the culture and recipes of Mexico, Tracey Kelly.
- This inviting book is a need-to-know tour of the vibrant Latin American country of Mexico, explaining how its geography, natural resources, history, and
cultural customs are revealed through its culinary traditions. Readers will want to skip the fast-food Mexican restaurants and dive into some delicious, authentic food that they've prepared themselves, including tamales and guacamole. Jaw-dropping images and absorbing fact-filled text make this volume a memorable, and mouthwatering, experience.
- A new broom, Jill MacGregor.
- Fisi'imoli's broom is worn out so her mother teaches her how to make a new one from coconut husk fibres (tu'aniu).
- The amazing book of My Little Pony, [written by Julia March, Rosie Peet and Victoria Taylor].
- Children will love discovering more about the land of Equestria in this early years reference book. Large pictures,
fun fold-out pages with extra large images, and short, simple sentences bring the characters to life for children ages 5 and older. Favourite My Little Pony characters, including Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Princess Celestia, and locations are explored in a fun way. Includes fantastic giant poster featuring a collection of My Little Pony characters. My Little Pony and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission.
- Space, Joachim Klang.
- This new volume in the successful Lego books series addresses young Lego enthusiasts. It provides helpful information on how kids can create the coolest projects from outer space,
out of just a few bricks from their home collection. Whether small spaceships, robots, lightsabers or any figures from their favorite science-fiction-movies, all these projects are described in easy- to-follow step-by-step instruction! Just start building, but don't forget: Just click don't glue, clip or paint.
- The artist in you, Julie Brunelle and Peter Wood.
- Taking some the world's greatest art and artists as its starting point, this visually stunning and absorbing book is a perfect way to get children aged 10 plus into art and creating their own work. It has two objectives. One is to introduce the basics of art and the art making process in an easy and accessible way with fun and engaging projects, while exploring various techniques and mediums, including photography and printmaking. Secondly, it introduces much of the basic art terminology to give the reader the vocabulary to discuss and share their appreciation of art. The authors, both artists and art teachers themselves, convey their enthusiasm with a voice that is simple, direct and full of fun.The projects cover a high level of art education and in fact self-learners, teachers and students of all ages will learn a lot from it. Students who complete these projects will command outstanding abilities and knowledge of the fine arts. Learners will gain important first hand skills and insights into the language of art necessary to work and communicate in this challenging field.
- Selfie: the changing face of self portraits, Susie Brooks.
- 'Selfies' are everywhere from Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to the Queen of England photobombing the Australian hockey team's selfie in 2014,
you can't open a newspaper, or visit a news website, without seeing one. Recent technology, such as the selfie stick, and camera phones, have helped make the selfie a global trend, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a modern trend. But in fact, the first known selfies date from about 40,000 years ago and are hand stencils, discovered on a cave wall in Indonesia. Produced in conjunction with the Art Archive, Selfie charts the progress and the development of the self portrait, from Indonesian caves, through famous self-portrait artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and the invention of the camera, to iconic modern selfies such as the 2014 Oscar photograph.
- Great art in 30 seconds, Susie Hodge; illustrated by Wesley Robins; consultant, Simon Armstrong.
- Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-colour artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make-and-do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore, and discover more.
- Skyscrapers, Sally Spray with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
- Follow the development of skyscrapers, as they have grown taller and taller, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition. Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand. Presents a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world with fascinating facts about each construction.
- A celebration of Beatrix Potter: art and letters by more than 30 of today's favorite children's book illustrators.,
- 2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter. With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself as one of the most cherished and influential author/illustrators of children's literature. To mark her milestone birthday, this gorgeous collection features beautiful illustrations of Potter's characters, as interpreted by well-known illustrators. Each illustration is accompanied by text from the artist explaining what that character means to them, making this a true celebration of Beatrix Potter.
- Let's draw pets and farm animals, Kasia Dudziuk.
- Pets and farm animals are fun, familiar subjects for beginner drawing projects. Young readers follow clear text instructions and corresponding pictures as they
create their own cute and colourful artwork. These step-by-step instructions allow readers of all skill levels to feel like real artists. Readers can even compare their works of art to the charming illustrations used as examples. With each turn of the page, they learn to draw a variety of pets from dogs and cats to spiders and snakes. They also learn to draw a barnyard full of farm animals and a farmer to take care of them!
- Let's draw wild animals, Kasia Dudziuk.
- Animal lovers and budding artists will love creating their own menagerie of wild animal drawings. Simple, step-by-step instructions are presented through clear text and corresponding images. As readers follow along, they learn to take simple shapes and use them to draw a wide variety of wild animals from the past and present, including elephants, lions, sharks, and even dinosaurs. Colourful, charming illustrations captivate readers while also giving them examples of each finished drawing.
After following each series of simple steps, readers will have their own wild works of art to show off to their family and friends!
- Let's draw things that go, Kasia Dudziuk.
- Sports cars, trains, and airplanes are just some of the vehicles young readers can learn to draw by following step-by-step instructions. Through accessible text and clear images of each step, readers are shown how to draw a wide variety of popular things that go. Each series of instructions also includes a colorful illustration of the finished product to give readers an example as they create their own drawings. Action-packed works of art featuring helicopters, police cars, and submarines are just a few simple steps away!
- Let's make art with hands and feet, Susie Brooks.
- Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet shows you how to make a fingerprint sweetshop, fist-print fish, a thumb-print circus, a handprint zoo, a footprint space rocket and much, much more. Techniques include drawing, painting, printing, collage, making rubbings and paint-scraping used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!
- Clever crafts for kids/ Annalees Lim.,
- Full of fun, child-friendly craft ideas for home or school projects. Have fun making a colour wheel, a farmyard from hand prints, a wax crayon batik owl, finger print fireworks, a scrunched seascape, snowflake wrapping paper, a 3-D rainbow, river reflection painting and foil print birthday cards. Easy to follow instructions guide you through the makes in 5-6 simple steps.
- 23 ways to be an eco hero, Isabel Thomas.
- Packed full of step-by-step projects, this is the perfect book for crafty kids eager yo reuse, recycle, and do their bit for the environment. With a mixture of simple and
challenging projects, readers can learn how to create new objects from scrap materials, make their homes more eco-friendly, and turn even the smallest outdoor space into a wildlife haven. The projects are grouped by three categories: Waste zapper, Wildlife Warrior, and Green Machine.
- Street art, R. J. Storey.
- This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today.
- A new shaker, Jill MacGregor.
- Jamie finds seeds inside his shaker. When he plants the seeds in his Gran's garden, they grow into gourds.
- Fairground rides, Sally Spray with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
- Follow the development of fairground rides, as they have grown taller, scarier, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition. Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. he books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand. Bright and bold artwork, alongside clear explanations and diagrams, guide you through a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
- The dark arts: a movie scrapbook.,
- Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! A fascinating guide to the Dark Arts of the Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, these pages cover both Dark wizards and the heroes who rise up to combat them from Dumbledore's Army and the Order of the Phoenix to the Hogwarts Defence Against the Dark Arts class and the Aurors of MACUSA. This collectible volume comes filled with removable artefacts, such as 'wanted' posters, stickers and other extraordinary items. Learn all about Voldemort, Death Eaters, Horcruxes, the Obscurus and more in this collectable movie scrapbook packed with info, inserts and images from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them films.
- Street dance, R. J. Storey.
- This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today.
- Look for Ladybird in Plant City, [Katherina Manolessou].
- Daisy's pet Ladybird goes missing, so she visits super-sleuth Basil, the best detective in Plant City. Can he help her find Ladybird? Follow Daisy and Basil as they look for Ladybird all over Plant City. Is he in the museum, the fun fair, the train station, the school, the concert or the restaurant?
- Where's Santa? Around the world, Louis Shea.
- Santa is off on a well-deserved holiday around the world! But he is being followed by Nat, the World's Naughtiest Child, who is trying to steal his naughty-and-
nice list. Can you find Santa first or will Naughty Nat manage to track him down and get her hands on the magic list? If she succeeds no one's Christmas presents will be safe! Follow Santa from Australia to New York and everywhere in between on his around-the-world holiday. Each stop has a unique list of extra funny things to find including a pink pony, Egyptian mummies, the three musketeers, dragons, rubber duckies, French poodles, fish and chips and much more! New edition with gold foil cover! Includes a fun, new scene and over 800 things to find!
- The Usborne chess book, Lucy Bowman; chess consultant, Richard James; illustrated by Candice Whatmore; designed by Michael Hill; edited by Kirsteen Robson and Sam Taplin.
- Packed with brain-
teasing puzzles, useful facts and clever tips, this book will teach children how to master the game of chess and improve their logic skills. Simple puzzles show how to use the pieces, and there are more tricky puzzles on tactics and checkmates. Includes an index and carefully selected links to websites to find out more.
- Minecraft: guide to: the Nether & the End, [written by Stephanie Milton; additional material by Owen Jones and Marsh Davies; illustrations by Ryan Marsh and James Bale].
- Survival is difficult in the perilous Nether and End dimensions, and you'll need to up your game if you want to make it back to the Overworld. The official Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End will teach you how to navigate the alien terrain, battle the native mobs and find rare blocks and items. With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the
definitive guide to survival in the Nether and the End.
- Street sport, R. J. Storey.
- This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today.
- Cricket, Chris Oxlade.
- Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cricket skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything from training to competing while also finding out something about cricket stars of the past and present.
- The dictionary of dads: poems, Justin Coe; illustrations by Steve Wells.
- Look out for Big Bad Dad and Caveman Dad, laugh at Daddy Disaster and Donkey Dad, feel sorry for Faraway Dad and look forward to Homecoming Dad. Then raise a cheer for Mum-Dad! There are more than fifty different dads in The Dictionary of Dads. Find your favourite but watch out for Exploding Dad!
- Such stuff: a story-maker's inspiration, Michael Morpurgo, Clare Morpurgo & Mark Morpurgo; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
- Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and author of War Horse,
shares the secrets and inspirations of his novels.This insightful collection is the perfect gift for Michael Morpurgo fans who want to understand how writing works and where stories begin. Revealing essays from Michael about more than twenty of his most popular novels are combined with key extracts from his books along with historical context and illuminating background information from Michael's brother Mark. Stunning illustrations from Michael Foreman, photographs and facsimiles complete the immersive experience.
- Magellan: over the edge of the world: the true story of the terrifying first circumnavigation of the globe, Laurence Bergreen.
- On September 6, 1522, a horribly battered ship manned by eighteen malnourished,
scurvy-ridden sailors appeared on the horizon near a Spanish port. They were survivors of the first European expedition to circle the globe. Originally comprised of five ships and 260 sailors, the fleet's captain and most of its crew were dead. How did Ferdinand Magellan's voyage to circle the world one of the largest and best-
equipped expeditions ever mounted turn into this ghost ship? The answer is provided in this tale of mutiny and murder spanning the entire globe, marked equally by triumph and tragedy.
- Sky high: Jean Batten's incredible flying adventures, David Hill; illustrated by Phoebe Morris.
- In 1934, Jean Batten set a world record for the fastest flight from England to Australia. Two years later, she made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand. Jean's fearless determination and flying skills helped her survive storms and crashes, as she crossed great oceans and lonely deserts in her tiny plane.
- Caroline's comets: a true story, Emily Arnold McCully.
- Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and the first woman to be paid as a scientist."
- Frida Kahlo, written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara; illustrated by Gee Fan Eng; translated by Emma Martinez.
- Frida Kahlo's desire to study medicine was destroyed by a childhood accident. Frida began painting from her bedside and produced over 140 works, culminating in a solo exhibition in America. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Frida's life at the back.
- Rosa Parks, written by Lisbeth Kaiser; illustrated by Marta Antelo.
- Rosa Parks grew up during segregation in Alabama, but she was taught to respect herself and stand up for her rights. In 1955, Rosa refused
to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport. Rosa was described as "the mother of the freedom movement". This inspiring story of Rosa's life is moving, and approachable for young readers.
- 100 polskich patriotów, [autor koncepcji Filip Topczewski; redaktor naczelny Ireneusz Korpyś].
- Cook Islands heroes, David Riley; illustrated by Michel Mulipola.
- A collection of inspirational stories of achievers who have Cook Islands ancestry and is written to inspire young Cook Islanders, to encourage reading and promote literacy.
- The children of Willesden Lane: a true story of hope and survival during World War II, Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen; adapted by Emil Sher.
- Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope.
- Aliens, ghosts and vanishings: strange and possibly true Australian stories, Stella Tarakson; illustrated by Richard Morden.
- Have you heard the most bizarre tales from around Australia? Did a UFO drag a family's car off the road in the middle of the outback? How did rocks rain from the sky in WA? And what became of the prime minister who went into the surf and was never seen again? Explore the strangest tales, most incredible encounters and creepiest urban legends in Australia's history. Read about the investigations and weigh up the facts. Do you believe the official explanations for these weird and wonderful events?
- Into the white: Scott's Antarctic Odyssey, Joanna Grochowicz.
- The enthralling and harrowing true story of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, with evocative photographs, and illustrations by Sarah Lippett.
- Count = sootja segi, Carolyn Collis; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jŏng.
- The bears are busy in the garden. What are they finding to count.
- Days = yoil, Carolyn Collis; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jŏng.
- Oscar the Bear is busy all week. Learn the days of the week with him.
- Kiwi, Carolyn Collis; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jŏng.
- Oscar visits two kiwi cared for at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae. One kiwi is a North Island brown kiwi and the other is a little spotted kiwi.
- Puppet = gotdu gaksi inhyung, Carolyn Collis; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jŏng.
- The puppet is showing his friends what he can do.
- Rainbow = moojigae, Carolyn Collis; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jŏng.
- Ladybird finds a rainbow with the colours in the garden.
- Tumble & Blue, Cassie Beasley.
- When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him. But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night's fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones. Now, Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery are determined to fix their ancestors'
mistakes and banish the bad luck that's followed them around for all of their lives. They're going to face Munch the gator themselves, and they're going to reclaim their destinies. But what if the legend of Munch is nothing but a legend, after all?
- The daybreak bond, Megan Frazer Blakemore.
- Mori and her friends Julia, Benji, and Theo have never seen the world beyond the walls of their utopian community, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. Together, they escape, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden, one of Old Harmonie's pioneering founders. But as they encounter kids from the outside and face challenges they never expected, Mori and her friends begin to understand the complicated reality of their supposedly perfect world. With the help of these new friends, they just might be able to save Ilana, but at what cost?
- Love from Lexie, Cathy Cassidy.
- Ever since Lexie's mum vanished, her world hasn't stopped spinning. A new home, a new school; even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back
and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life. There's plenty to tell; the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and she's starting to feel more alone than ever. Lexie's about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found.
- Worlds collide, Chris Colfer; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
- Alex and Conner's biggest fear has come true. The Land of Stories fairy-tale characters both heroes and villains are no longer confined to their world! With sinister plans being put into motion by Morina, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, and the rest of their evil literary army, Conner doesn't think the situation can get any worse. That is, until Alex goes missing!
- Stealing our way home, Cecilia Galante.
- When Pippa and Jack's mother died of cancer their world seemed to fall apart: Pippa stopped talking altogether, and Jack started picking fights, and neither of them knows how to cope with the painful and awkward sympathy from their friends and classmates but when they learn that their father's business is failing and he is growing desperate for money they realize that there is a possibility that they will lose another parent, this time to jail.
- Maybe, Morris Gleitzman.
- 1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else. Fourteen-year-old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to somewhere far away,
he seizes the opportunity. So does someone very dear to him, even though she wasn't actually invited. They have high hopes for their new land, and their dramatic arrival there makes them want to stay. But before Felix and Anya can embrace the love and friendship of their new world, they must confront the murderous urge for revenge still alive in the old. Felix knows he hasn't faced anything like this before. He may not survive, but he's hoping he will. Maybe.
- Children of refuge, Margaret Peterson Haddix.
- It's been barely a day since Edwy left Fredtown to be with his parents and, already, he is being sent away. He's smuggled off to boarding school in Refuge City,
where he will be with his brother and sister, who don't even like him very much. The boarding school is nothing like the school that he knew, there's no one around looking up to him now, and he's still not allowed to ask questions! Alone and confused, Edwy seeks out other children brought back from Fredtown and soon discovers that Rosi and the others, still stuck in the Cursed Town, might be in danger. Can Edwy find his way back to his friends before it's too late?
- One for sorrow: a ghost story, Mary Downing Hahn.
- Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. Young readers who revel in spooky stories will relish this chilling tale of a girl haunted by
a vengeful ghost.
- Code of the clans, Erin Hunter; illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin.
- The warrior Clans have embraced the warrior code for as long as any living cat can remember. Now, for the first time, discover the origins of the code that govern the daily life of a warrior cat.
- Tigerheart's shadow, Erin Hunter.
- Only a strong sun casts a strong shadow. The forest is free of the cruel rogue Darktail and his followers but ShadowClan has nearly been torn apart, and its remaining warriors
no longer trust in Rowanstar's leadership. Tigerheart, ShadowClan's deputy, is determined to help rebuild his Clan, but he fears his efforts are only dividing them further. The few rays of light are the stolen moments he spends with the ThunderClan warrior Dovewing. But a crossroads is approaching for both of them.
And when ShadowClan's medicine cat has a vision suggesting that Tigerheart, instead of saving his Clan, may be the cause of its downfall, the ShadowClan deputy is faced with an impossible decision. He must do what is best for his Clan, even if that means leaving them behind forever.
- The shadow city, Dan Jolley.
- Gabe and his friends are challenged to use the powers of the five elements to destroy Arcadia and prevent a sinister cult from tearing down the barrier between the worlds.
- Grandfather and the Moon, Stéphanie Lapointe and Rogé; translated by Shelley Tanaka.
- Tells the story of a loving granddaughter who worries about her grandfather's depression after the loss of her grandmother and enters a contest to travel to the Moon, with unexpected results.
- Great escape, C. Alexander London.
- When the wild animals of Ankle Snap Alley start disappearing and Kit the raccoon discovers that they are being taken to the zoo, he leads the Moonlight Brigade on a daring rescue operation to free his friends and family but runs into opposition from animals who prefer a life of protection in the zoo over one of freedom in the wild.
- Just dance, Patricia MacLachlan.
- Sylvie Bloom wants to find something new and exciting this summer, at least more exciting than the cows, goats, and chickens on her family's farm that she's become accustomed to. Luckily, Sylvie's teacher Mrs. Ludolf has the perfect idea. Sylvie can take over her husband Sheriff Ludolf's column in the newspaper for the summer, reporting on all the important events that happen in their small Wyoming town. Sylvie is thrilled to have a new challenge, but she's not sure she'll actually see anything amazing. At least nothing like the things her mother saw when she traveled the world as a famous opera singer. Sylvie can't figure out why her mother would give up singing in front of thousands of people. Have she and her brother Nate been holding her mother back? And when her mother's old duet partner James Grayson writes that he's coming to perform nearby, will she be tempted to return to the stage, without them?
- The doll people, Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin with pictures by Brian Selznick.
- A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is taken aback when a new family of plastic
dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honour.
- Pablo and Birdy, Alison McGhee; illustrated by Ana Juan.
- Pablo, nearly ten, has many questions about his origins and how he arrived at Isla as a baby, but finding the answers may mean losing his lifetime companion, Birdy the parrot.
- Whimsy & Woe, Rebecca McRitchie; illustrated by Sonia Kretschmar.
- After being abandoned by their thespian parents one afternoon while playing their weekly family game of hide-and-seek, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in her boarding house, looking after the guests, sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous plant garden and listening to off-key renditions of 'Fish Are Friends Too' an aria made famous by the legendary Magnus Montgomery Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will someday return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a half-charred letter that sets them on a course to freedom and finding their parents.
- The exact location of home, Kate Messner.
- Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year. When his dad's latest visit is canceled with no explanation and his mom seems to be hiding something, Zig turns to his best friend Gianna and a new gizmo, a garage sale GPS unit, for help. Convinced that his dad is leaving clues around town to explain his absence, Zig sets out to find him. Following one clue after another, logging mile after mile, Zig soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem and sometimes, there's more than one set of coordinates for home.
- The last panther, Todd Mitchell.
- An eleven-year-old girl discovers a family of panthers that were thought to be extinct. But when others find out they are alive, too, she must risk everything to save the species.
- Deadzone, Jennifer A. Nielsen.
- Seven of the eight survivors of the Aero Horizon crash have made it out of the deadly jungle, but the desert into which they have emerged has its own dangers, and they have very little food or water left and no sign of civilization anywhere; meanwhile, one of the survivors is changing, and that may be the greatest threat of all.
- Laugh out loud, James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein; illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler.
- Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-
year-old boy, some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But that doesn't stop Jimmy from dreaming even bigger! His company will be as imaginative and fun as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books! He just has to believe in himself and his idea. And maybe win the Lottery.
- Vanished!: a framed! novel, James Ponti.
- In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret must uncover the truth behind a series of private middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States.
- The doorman's repose, written and illustrated by Chris Raschka.
- Some of us look up at those craggy, mysterious apartment buildings found in the posher parts of New York City and wonder what goes on inside. The Doorman's Repose collects ten stories of the doings of 777 Garden Avenue, one of the craggiest.
- Olive and the backstage ghost, Michelle Schusterman.
- After Olive Preiss freezes during a theater camp audition, she flees in despair. She finds herself at Maudeville, a beautiful old theater that she's never
noticed before. She enters, goes onstage, and sings her song. 'Thank you for that lovely audition, darling,' comes a voice from the shadows. 'I believe I have just the part for you.' Olive is thrilled to work with Maude Devore, the glamorous actress who owns the theater, and her eclectic cast of misfits. Yet gradually there are signs that Maudeville isn't exactly what it seems. Sometimes, just for a moment, it feels wrong. As opening day approaches, Olive's doubts and fears grow. But no matter what, this show must go on, and on, and on.
- Wonderstruck: a novel in words and pictures, Brian Selznick.
- Ben's story takes place in 1977. Rose's story takes place in 1927. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels
alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing.
- Cody and the rules of life, Tricia Springstubb; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.
- Baffled by her best friend's urging to swap favorite toys, Cody sadly gives away her Gremlin toy and finds herself struggling to trust when her older brother's beloved bicycle goes missing.
- Stick Dog craves candy, Tom Watson.
- Stick Dog and the gang are on their usual hunt for food, but there is something unusual going on. Little humans are dressed up as creepy witches and spooky ghosts, all
carrying big orange buckets! Their search leads them to something unexpected and delicious and sweet, candy! Once they get a taste, they will stop at nothing to get more. The gang will have to avoid terrifying witches and even escape a creepy haunted house! Will Stick Dog's smarts, courage, and patience be enough to lead his buddies to the best treats ever?
- The storm dog, Holly Webb; [illustrated by Artful Doodlers]
- Tilly is going to stay with her gran and great-gran in Wales. She's got a big school project about the Second World War to do and Gran, who was evacuated herself during the war, has promised to help. Travelling on the train for the first time alone, Tilly falls asleep and wakes up to discover she's travelled all the way back to World War II. She's being evacuated to Wales with her two younger brothers. Stern Mr Edwards offers to give them a home on his remote farm,
where she meets a very special sheepdog.
- Colours: early learning at the museum.,
- Featuring amazing objects from the British Museum, this series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Inquisitive toddlers will enjoy learning all the colours of the rainbow, with gorgeous photographic images on every page.
- Oliver, based on The railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry; illustrations by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith.
- Fix-it Duck and other stories, Jez Alborough.
- Three hilarious stories from the bestselling Duck in the Truck series by highly-regarded author/illustrator Jez Alborough are now brought together in one volume!
- A bag and a bird, Pamela Allen.
- This is a story of a plastic bag and a bird - a cautionary tale about taking care of our environment as well as being a wonderful showcase of some of the famous sights of Sydney. 'One day, a long time ago when I lived in Kirribilli, Sydney, I packed a lunch and set out to walk to the Botanic Gardens . . . I crossed the harbour bridge then climbed down to Circular Quay. I walked beside the sea wall, past the Opera House until I reached the Botanic Gardens. And this is what I saw.'
- The carpenter, Bruna Barros.
- In this story without words, an overalls-clad young boy plays with a carpenter's measuring tape, while his similarly dressed father has plans to build a boat.
- Opposite surprise, Agnese Baruzzi.
- Flaps on every page reveal a surprising opposite.
- Rodney loses it!, Michael Gerard Bauer, Chrissie Krebs.
- Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just disappeared!
- A home full of friends, written by Peter Bently; illustrated by Charles Fuge.
- One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special.
- Monster's new undies, Samantha Berger; illustrated by Tad Carpenter.
- When monster tries to put on his old underwear, it snaps! So it's off to go underwear shopping with mommy! Will monster ever find that perfect pair that makes him feel better?
- The chicken that hatched a cow, Adam Bestwick; illustrated by Claire Evans.
- When three yellow chicks hatch from Mrs Chicken's eggs, all seems fine. But when the last egg cracks to reveal something different, the barn is thrown into chaos as the most imaginative guessing game begins! Join the animals on the farm in a madcap tale of discovery to find the answer to the big question in the barn - can Mrs Chicken really hatch a cow?!
- At the beach I see, Kamsani Bin Salleh.
- This delightful book for Early Childhood will mesmerise young children and older readers. The black linework and colourful wash backgrounds work beautifully with the lyrical text. Together they introduce extraordinary creatures and birds that we can discover and observe around our Australian coastline. 'Dancing jellyfish', 'scuttling crabs', 'beautiful shells', 'tangled seaweed' and a 'soaring kite' evoke the wonder of our beaches and the treasures to be found.
- I like bees, I don't like honey!, written by Sam Bishop; illustrated by Fiona Lumbers.
- I like bees but I don't like honey! I like my imaginary friend but I don't like it when people say he's not real. A beautifully illustrated, funny and thought-provoking book for building confidence and encouraging children to express their feelings about anything and everything. This book will help enable a much broader conversation about individuality, fear and hopes.
- My first board book, shapes: includes Māori vocabulary, Donovan Bixley.
- Learning shapes in English and Māori is fun and interactive with this vibrant book featuring classic New Zealand objects native to New Zealand. Includes circle (porowhita), diamond (taimana) and stars (whetu). Perfect for Kiwi kids.
- My first board book, things that go!: includes Māori vocabulary, Donovan Bixley.
- Learning things that go in English and Māori is fun and interactive with this vibrant book featuring things that fly, things that float and things that go, found in New Zealand. Includes fire engines (waka tinei ahi), trains (tereina), helicopter (toparere), digger (wakakari) and ute (taraka). Perfect for Kiwi kids.
- Pig the star, Aaron Blabey.
- Pig just loves attention. In fact, he's a great, bit show-off. But when another star appears at the photo shoot, Pig doesn't like it. No, Pig doesn't like it at all.
- Dozy Bear and the secret of food, Katie Blackburn; illustrated by Richard Smythe.
- Dozy is hungry, but he doesn't like the food that Mama and Papa bear like. He only wants fish! But can a food adventure with
the other animals in the forest change his mind? This charming story gently introduces the idea that trying new foods can be fun perfect for any parent who has ever struggled at dinnertime.
- The great rabbit chase, Freya Blackwood.
- Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.
- Twinkle, Nick Bland.
- Penny stares into space and pretends the stars are her friends, then one day Little Star actually falls into her back yard. Together they share giggles, bounces and secrets, filling the night
with fun. Eventually, though, it is time for Little Star to go home and Penny must figure out how to get her friend there.
- Bella goes to sea, Benedict Blathwayt.
- Bella the Goose is kept in a shed at the bottom of an untidy garden. When the wind blows the roof off, she has the chance to escape. But where will she go? Bella sets off on a journey to find a place she really belongs.
- Duckling and friends, [this book was made by Ellie Boultwood, Hannah Cockayne and Amy Oliver.
- Parent's guide: A touch-and-feel book for your baby, with gentle rhymes, engaging textures for baby to feel,
and lots of farmyard animals to meet! Stimulates senses, family learning, hand-eye coordination.
- Henry and Boo!, Megan Brewis.
- Henry isn't happy when an uninvited guest suddenly interrupts his tea break. And he is less than thrilled when the little creature decides to stay along with its annoying habit. With the unwelcome visitor getting under his feet all day, it's easy for Henry to miss the signs that a dangerous and hungry bear has been seen in the area. How can he avoid being the next victim? A charming story about friendship, tolerance and unexpected consequences, with a compelling refrain that all readers will want to join.
- Leaping lemmings!, John Briggs; illustrated by Nicola Slater.
- Lemmings all look alike, sound alike, and act alike, except for Larry who uses his independent mind to teach the other group how to use their brains and stop making terrible group decisions.
- Choose your own journey, written by Susie Brooks; illustrated by Tracy Cottingham.
- Are you ready to go for a ride? Boat, train, car or bike you decide! Follow the lines and uncover the fold-out pages to choose your own journey and twist and turn through fascinating and absorbing different journeys. Choose your vehicle and then follow the line to see if it makes it to the end of the book. And once you've completed one journey, pick another vehicle to follow and start all over again! Whizz through the mountain tunnel, stop at a petrol station, cycle through the funfair, get stuck in a traffic jam, go to the car wash, head to the beach, and much, much more!
- The fish who could wish, written by John Bush.
- Deep in the ocean lives a fish whose wishes come true! But he is a rather silly fish and one day he makes a wish that he wishes he never wished!
- Franklin's flying bookshop, Jen Campbell; illustrated by Katie Harnett.
- Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what they've read: books about roller-skating, King Arthur, spiders, and how to do kung fu. Together they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a booksho, a flying bookshop, that is, right on Franklin's back.
- Bob and Tom, written & illustrated by Denys Cazet.
- While thinking about what they should do with their day, two turkeys lose their names and learn about swimming suits.
- Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, retold and illustrated by Eileen Christelow.
- A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
- Boo who?, Ben Clanton.
- Boo is new and it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can't play any of the other kids' games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?
- Gawarn = Echidna: kookaburra visits echinda, Carolyn Collis.
- Kookaburra visits an echidna in Australia.
- My valley, Yarra, Australia, Carolyn Collis.
- "Kookaburra shows us his home in the Yarra Valley, Australia. It is home to the Wurundjeri Aboriginal people"--Back cover.
- Vehicles hide and sneak, Bastien Contraire.
- Truck, truck, truck turtle! Spot the imposter on each page, in this handsome collection of vehicles and look-alikes. Behold this artful and unusual odd-one-out board book for the youngest readers, featuring a favorite theme: transportation. Contraire masterfully creates a group of images on each spread which all belong together, and then adds one that bears some degree of resemblance, but has no business joining the rest. A toaster among buses, a donkey among motorcycles, and a bird
among planes are all hiding in plain sight for the delighted toddler to giddily discover! Young readers will exercise skills of categorization and concentration in finding the misplaced addition, and enjoy naming the specific vehicles as well! Features an answer key at the end.
- The baby animal book, Jennifer Cossins.
- An adorable and informative picture book from the 2017 CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins, author of A-Z of Endangered Animals and 101 Collective Nouns. What do you call a baby penguin? Or a baby owl? Or a baby platypus? Come along on an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins and find out!
- Beep, beep, Maisy!, Lucy Cousins.
- Maisy is going for a ride in her car. Who will she meet as she goes? There's Dotty driving her tractor (Chug, chug!), Peacock on his bicycle (Ding, ding!), Ostrich waving from
his train (Choo, choo!), Eddie flying his helicopter (Chop, chop!), Tallulah in her fire engine (Nee-nah, nee-nah!), and Cyril driving his bus (Honk, honk!). But what's hidden inside and around all these noisy vehicles? Lift more than fifty flaps to see!
- Muesli on my brother's head, Harriet Cuming; illustrated by Kathryn Green.
- Muesli on my brother's head, mashed sweet potato on the bed! A series of mischievous messes and accidental calamities.
- Where do teachers go at night?, Harriet Cuming; illustrated by Sophie Norsa.
- Where do teachers go at night. When we've all gone home and they've turned out the light? From bungee jumping in New Zealand to climbing Mout Fuiji, discover what our everyday teachers get up to behind our backs.
- Invisible lizard, Kurt Cyrus and illustrated by Andy Atkins.
- Napoleon the chameleon tries to make friends with animals that live near him in the jungle, but has a hard time being seen.
- Building site: can you find the odd ones out?, [written by Sophia Danielsson-Waters; design and illustration, Sadie Thomas].
- Little learners will love this interactive book filled with fun facts, questions, and some hilariously out-of-place things on a building site. Will they find the teddy driving the digger, or the croissant in the toolkit? Whether comparing two pictures to find the differences, or looking for the odd one out in repeated patterns, young readers will develop observational skills, and they'll be having so much fun they won't even know they're learning! With amazing facts and questions on every page, Spot the Difference Building Site is the perfect activity book for little ones aged 2 to 5 to learn about a building site and have fun doing it.
- Out and about: can you find the odd ones out?, [written by Sophia Danielsson-Waters; design and illustration, Sadie Thomas].
- Little learners will love this interactive book filled with fun facts, questions, and some hilariously out-of-place things in the town. Will they find the shoe among the slides, or a crab in the sandpit? Whether comparing two pictures to find the differences, or looking for the odd one out in repeated patterns, young readers will develop observational skills, and they'll be having so much fun they won't even know they're learning! With amazing facts and questions on every page, Spot the Difference Out and About is the perfect activity book for little ones aged 2 to 5 to learn about a town and have fun doing it.
- Heads & tails, Carli Davidson.
- From wet noses to fuzzy paws, babies and toddlers will learn the parts of the body from these adorable dogs and puppies, photographed by New York Times bestselling photographer Carli Davidson.
- Leaf, Sandra Dieckmann.
- When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust.
Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colourful leaves just trying to go home. Maybe he needs some help?
- Renato and the lion, Barbara DiLorenzo.
- The touching, magical story of a boy in a war-torn country and the stone lion that rescues him. Renato loves his home in Florence, Italy. He loves playing with his friends in the Piazza della Signoria. He loves walking home by the beautiful buildings and fountains with his father in the evenings. And he especially loves the stone lion who seems to smile at him from a pedestal in the piazza. The lion makes him feel safe. But one day his father tells him that their family must leave. Their country is at war, and they will be safer in America. Renato can only think of his lion. Who will keep him safe?
- Chirri & Chirra in the tall grass, Kaya Doi; translated from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko.
- While on their bicycles, sisters Chirri and Chirra notice that the meadow in front of their house has grown, and cycle into the long grass to discover such activity as bees making honey and flower chafers making mixed-leaf juice.
- Firefighter Duckies!, [Frank W. Dormer]
- Firefighter Duckies fill a busy day with everything from rescuing a whale that is stuck in a tree to helping a monster who is having trouble seeing.
- Race car count, Rebecca Kai Dotlich; illustrated by Michael Slack.
- Count to ten with fast and colourful race cars.
- Baabwaa & Wooliam, David Elliott; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
- Baabwaa and William are friends, and together they decide to have an adventure of their own. After meeting a fierce wolf in sheep's wool they form an unusual friendship with the wolf, teaching him to read and knit. They also lose a little weight.
- All the way to Havana, Margarita Engle; illustrated by Mike Curato.
- A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday.
- Buddy and Earl go to school, Maureen Fergus; pictures by Carey Sookocheff.
- Buddy and Earl know that with the right education they can become anything even a dentist or a hot-dog vendor! So they eagerly gather their silly, smelly supplies and head to school. Soon after they arrive, their teacher, Miss Meredith, is called away and Professor Earl takes charge of the classroom. Buddy works hard at lessons like Sniffing Things, Tail Chasing and Scratching Itches. And when Professor Earl announces that one very special student is going to win a major award, Buddy cannot imagine who that lucky student might be. In this fourth book in the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, the dog who likes to play by the rules and the hedgehog who knows no limits learn just how much fun school can be.
- There's a monster in your book, written by Tom Fletcher; illustrated by Greg Abbott.
- A mischievous monster has broken into this book. Can you help to get rid of him?
- The curious cares of bears, Douglas Florian; illustrated by Sonia Sánchez.
- Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family of bears from tree-climbing in spring, through all-night dances in summer, to their deep winter sleep.
- Just like daddy, Lucy Freegard.
- Who wouldn't want to be just like daddy, when daddy is strong and silly, kind and practical? But he also knows how to have fun, and even if he messes up, it's never a big deal.
Dad can deal with the scariest of monsters (well, spiders at least), keeps his eyes open on the rollercoaster (most of the time), and puts on all the silly voices when he reads a bedtime story.
- A band of babies, written by Carole Gerber; illustrated by Jane Dyer.
- When Benny arrives at day care, where the babies are bored, he finds the instruments and soon they are off on a musical journey to the store for a snack.
- Hello goodbye dog, written by Maria Gianferrari; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
- A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.
- Cars zoom, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- Cars stop and go through the city in this photographic board book.
- Cows moo, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- Calves moo, cows graze, and then it's milking time in this photographic board book.
- Dolphins play, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- A pod of dolphins swim, play, and whistle to each other in this photographic board book.
- Horses neigh, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- A horse finds other horse friends in this photographic board book.
- Pigs oink, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- Pigs eat and wallow in the mud in this photographic board book.
- Planes soar, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- Take a trip in a plane with this photographic board book.
- Tractors pull, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- Tractors help plow, plant, and water fields in this photographic board book.
- Trucks haul, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
- See a variety of trucks in action in this photographic board book.
- Alfie in the woods, Debi Gliori.
- Come on a woodland adventure with Alfie, the little rabbit with the big imagination. Woodland walks have never been so much fun!
- Blue chameleon, Emily Gravett.
- He can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him? He can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him? With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations, this introduction to colours and shapes (and chameleons) is sure to delight everyone, from the youngest child upwards. This is another triumph by prize-winning Emily Gravett.
- Princess Truly in I am Truly, Kelly Greenawalt; illustrated by Amariah Rauscher.
- Princess Truly's rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, diversity, and dreaming big!
- Muffins for mummies, Adam & Charlotte Guillain, Lee Wildish.
- This time someone's been stealing cakes from the museum cafe and George (armed with 25 muffins as bait) is off to crack the crime! Can George and his faithful puppy Trixie track down the criminal without getting squashed by a great big mammoth?
- 1-2-3 bird!, Dave Gunson.
- Racing birds, splashing birds, safari birds and party birds ... Be a bird spotter! Count the cheeky New Zealand birds and creatures in this fun book.
- Tahi-rua-toru manu!, Dave Gunson; translated by Ngaere Roberts.
- Ngā manu rere, manu kārapu, manu toro haere, manu hākari... E huri ki te kimi manu! Kautehia ngā manu whakatoi o Aotearoa me ngā koiora kei roto i tēnei pukapuka pārekareka.
- Big box little box, written by Caryl Hart; illustrated by Edward Underwood.
- A funny book starring one cool cat who is curious about boxes and all colours, types and sizes! Finally he finds a friend and his box and settles down with him.
- Let's go to the farm!, Caryl Hart, Lauren Tobia.
- Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited. They're on the farm today!
- Everybody's welcome, Patricia Hegarty, Greg Abbott.
- Wouldn't it be great if you could build a home that opened its doors to everyone tall or short, fat or thin, rich or poor. Well, perhaps if everybody pitches in to help, one little mouse can achieve that dream.
- On the night of the shooting star, Amy Hest; illustrated by Jenni Desmond.
- Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open.
- Giraffe and Frog, Zehra Hicks.
- Frog and Giraffe are going to the beach but where is it, again? Giraffe is convinced of the route and sets off confidently, striding ahead of Frog but when they arrive, Frog knows that's not the beach! Where's the water? Where's the sand? Can they ever find the right way?
- Nomax!, Shannon Horsfall.
- If this dog is always called 'NoMax!' by Dad, why does his bowl have a different name on it? Ages: 3 years+ Max is a dog who lives life to the full, which is why his master is so often
calling out to him 'No Max!'
- Don't want to go!, Shirley Hughes.
- Mum is ill and Dad has to go to work, so Lily will have to go to Melanie's house for the day. Dad says she'll have lots of fun, but there's a problem: Lily doesn't want to go!
Join Lily as she braves Melanie's house, and realises that doing new things needn't be scary after all.
- Imagine that!, Yasmeen Ismail.
- Mommy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy playing in her own imaginary world. Grandpa decides to join Lila--because using your imagination is even more fun when you play together!
- Fussy Freda, Julia Jarman and Fred Blunt.
- Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house! A funny rhyming story for fussy eaters and their despairing parents.Mum cooks beans. Yuk! Grandma cooks fish and chips.
Yuk! Dad cooks crispy duck. Yuk! Yuk! Yuk! There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda! Will anything change her mind about eating dinner?
- The pūriri tree and the little houhere tree, Carol Jenkins; illustrated from a painting by Don Little; design by Megan Calder.
- An old woman plants a pūriri tree in her garden. It is an unusual tree to choose for
a small garden. But she loves that pū'riri and tends it with great care. Then the time comes for the pūriri to be chopped down and the houhere to take its place.
- Sam sorts: (one hundred favorite things), Marthe Jocelyn.
- While cleaning his room Sam organizes one hundred things in a series of different categories.
- A day with Wilbur Robinson, William Joyce.
- While spending the day in the Robinson household, Wilbur's best friend joins in the search for Grandfather Robinson's missing false teeth and meets one wacky relative after another.
- Te tamaiti me te aihe, nā Robyn Kahukiwa te pakiwaitara me ngā pikitia; nā Kiwa Hammond te whakamāoritanga.
- A boy finds a dolphin wrapped in a fishing net. The boy knows what to do. A thrilling tale
about friendship and helping those in need.
- Sir Scaly Pants and the dragon thief, John Kelly.
- When an evil fire-breathing dragon kidnaps the king, Sir Scaly and his trusty steed, Guinevere, vow to rescue him. Their journey takes them to lands far and wide, and when they finally catch up with the wicked king-napping dragon, Scaly knows he's met his match. But is the evil dragon really as bad as everyone thinks, or can Scaly uncover the truth and finally make a friend?
- My first Mog ABC, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr.
- Join everyone's favourite family pet and learn your ABC with MOG! Mog is the forgetful cat that everybody loves, and you can learn your ABC with her in this brand new book for very young readers. This delightful book is the perfect introduction to the alphabet and with its gorgeous illustrations and Mog's unique humour it's sure to remain a favourite for years to come.
- Colours, Nicola Killen.
- Bobo the panda and his friends want to paint a picture for their friend Snap, but oh-oh! Things get a bit messy! Open the large flaps to see what has happened in this funny and simple story about colours.
- Numbers, Nicola Killen.
- Bobo the panda is playing hide and seek with his friends. How many friends can he find? Open the large flaps to see where they're hiding in this funny and simple story about counting.
- Colour me, Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Moira Court.
- We are all different. But together we colour our world amazing.Using the rainbow as a metaphor for our diversity and uniqueness, Indigenous author Ezekiel Kwaymullina joins forces with award-winning illustrator Moira Court in this gorgeous new picture book. Luminous screen prints and evocative prose celebrate every individual colour as well as the power of their combination.
- How long is a whale?, Alison Limentani.
- Have you ever wondered how long a blue whale is? How about a dolphin or a sea lion? Find out in this fascinating book of facts, numbers and wildlife.
- His royal tinyness: a terrible true story, Sally Lloyd-Jones; pictures by David Roberts.
- Once upon a time there was a happy family: A mum, a dad, a gerbil, and the most beautifulest, cleverest, ever so kindest Princess Marianna. Until one horrible no good day when a new ruler was born. From two of the most revered picture book creators working today comes a unique home-grown fairy tale about a little girl with a new baby brother. Marianna, the most beautiful, ever so kindest princess, lives happily with her mum, dad and gerbil. Happy, that is, until the new baby comes along. His Royal Highness King Baby is so smelly. He's so noisy. And all the talk in the Land is about him non-stop, All the time! Has there ever been such a time of wicked rule?
- Duck and Hippo: lost and found, Jonathan London; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
- When Duck and Hippo join their friends for a picnic, Hippo forgets to bring anything to share and heads off into the forest to find some berries.
- Duck and Hippo in the rainstorm, Jonathan London; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
- Best friends Duck and Hippo have fun in a rainstorm. When a terrible wind sends Duck's umbrella flying into the air with Duck holding on what can Hippo do?
- Salty Dogs, Matty Long.
- Set sail with the Salty Dogs on an adventure through the Pirate Islands in search of treasure. Their journey won't be easy. They must outwit rival pirates, navigate stormy sea, and keep
the poop deck clean if they are to become pirate legends.
- Superhero Hotel, Abie Longstaff, Migy Blanco.
- Welcome to the Superhero Hotel a top secret hotel where superheroes come to relax after a hard day saving the world. The trouble is superheroes don't like having nothing to do. They soon get bored and decide to help out around the hotel. But their efforts backfire terribly, creating chaos and putting the hotel in danger. The superheroes must work together to save the hotel before it's too late!
- Sofa Dog, Leonie Lord.
- Sofa Dog loves his sofa and there's no room for anyone else! Unfortunately, all sorts of crazy characters want to share it with him: two cats; three aunties; several rabbits; some orangutans, and even a prize-winning pony. What on earth is a sofa-loving dog to do? Join in the mayhem, and discover just how much you can squish on one sofa!
- This is not a fairy tale, Will Mabbitt & Fred Blunt.
- Sophie doesn't want a fairy tale about drippy princesses and pompous princes, she wants the princess to do the rescuing, with a ferocious, fighting transformer! Together Sophie and her dad revolutionise story time for a second time in this clever, funny and heart-ravingly exciting picture book, sure to inspire and delight every little girl and boy.
- There's a bug on my arm that won't let go, David Mackintosh.
- What do you do when a bug just won't buzz off?
- Someone like me, Patricia MacLachlan; illustrations by Chris Sheban.
- In this semi-autobiographical picture book, author Patricia MacLachlan relates what it might take to grow up to become a writer.
- The fog, words by Kyo Maclear; pictures by Kenard Pak.
- When the fog arrives on his island, a bird with a passion for people watching sets out to discover if anyone else has noticed it taking over the island.
- Elmer and Super El, David McKee.
- Elmer the patchwork elephant distracts his animal friends from noticing Super El's torn costume until he can escort him to Aunt Zelda who mends Super El's clothes.
- Once upon a small rhinoceros, Meg McKinlay; illustrated by Leila Rudge.
- Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world. So she built a boat. And sailed away.
- I'm smart!, Kate & Jim McMullan.
- Takes brains to be a school bus, smarter than a rocket scientist and more powerful than a monster truck! Flash! Flash! Pop! Traffic? Stop! Weekday mornings, this bus rules the road! Picks you up, drives you to school, gets you there on time, and keeps you safe!
- Pea pod lullaby, Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King.
- I am the small green pea, you are the tender pod, hold me. Words sing over the pictures in this evocative story: a beautiful lullaby about what we can be for each other. A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A little boat carries them across the sea. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Where will they find friends? Who will welcome them in? The Pea Pod Lullaby is an inspiring and timely story of courage, endurance, and hope for a world in which we can reach out and embrace one another.
- Hovering helicopters, Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.
- Hover in the air with some wacky animal pilots in this cheerful picture book all about helicopters. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must-have for bookshelves everywhere.
- Marvellous motorbikes, Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.
- Zoom down the street with some cool animal bikers in this cheerful picture book all about motorbikes. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary,
make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere.
- Birds, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
- Pictures and information about birds for very young children.
- Look & learn in my garden, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
- Introduces gardens and gardening, including how a seed grows into a plant, how fruits and vegetables form, and what animals and insects also live in a garden.
- Look outside!, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
- Young readers will be introduced to the concept of the changing weather through the view from their very own window. Children will learn about rain, clouds, sunshine,
and more in simple, age-appropriate language paired with colourful photos.
- Look up, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
- This look & learn board book introduces the concept of observing what is above the ground birds, balloons, and more.
- Peek-a-boo, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
- This look & learn board book introduces the peek-a-boo game using cute pictures of animal babies.
- Mama Lion wins the race, Jon J Muth.
- Mama Lion, Tigey, the Flying Pandinis, and the Knitted Monkeys compete in a road race, and when the Pandinis stop to help Mama Lion, she is happy to return the favor.
- What is baby gorilla doing?, Christena Nippert-Eng, John Dominski, and Miguel Martinez.
- Endearing photographs capture an adorable baby gorilla in action as he plays, looks, sits, smells, tastes, climbs,
claps, smiles and sleeps, in an action-word concept book that culminates in a gentle bedtime ending.
- Use your imagination, Nicola O'Byrne.
- Rabbit is bored. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. "Why not write a story?" he suggests. "I am a librarian, you know." Well, Rabbit is just delighted what a brilliant idea! And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create the perfect story with lots of exciting props and interesting characters.
- Dylan the teacher, Guy Parker-Rees.
- Today Dylan is playing at being a teacher. But being a teacher isn't as easy as it looks. There are quite a few disasters and a splosh in the river before Dylan finally discovers what he's good at teaching: his Cheery-Warm-Up Song and Dance!
- Me and you and the red canoe, Jean E. Pendziwol; pictures by Phil.
- In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red canoe into the lake.
A perfect morning on the water unfolds, with thrilling glimpses of wildlife along the way.
- Nerdy Birdy tweets, story by Aaron Reynolds; pictures by Matt Davies.
- Spending all of his time on social media making online friends, Nerdy Birdy neglects his live friend, Vulture.
- And the robot went, Michelle Robinson; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.
- In this cumulative tale, a group of animals assembles a robot.
- School for little monstrers, Michelle Robinson, Sarah Horne.
- A little boy and a young monster accidentally switch schools on their first day, with hilarious results. At the School for Nice Boys and Girls, the monster is surprised to learn he must sit still, be quiet, and wait in line. Meanwhile, at Monster School, the bewildered boy finds himself launching a custard pie attack, counting bogies and sharing nasty smells. The child and the monster play by each other's rules, at first bewildered, soon horrified and eventually getting into the swing of things.
- Grandma forgets, Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston.
- Grandma is a little more forgetful than she used to be. She can't remember how the family used to gather for Sunday lunch or how she used to drive to the beach in her sky-blue car. She makes up new rules for old games and often hides Dad's keys. But that's okay it just means her family has to make new memories for her! An uplifting story about a family bound by love no matter what else might be forgotten.
- Animal opposites, [this book was made by Jo Ryan [and three others]].
- This unique opposites book will delight children with its textured pages, bold text and wonderful fingerprint animals.
- Dog and Bear: Bear in the chair, Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
- Bear is stuck on a tall chair. Dog, as usual, wants to play. But how will Bear get down? Through teamwork and ingenuity, Dog and Bear figure out a way to get Bear down.
- Dog and Bear: Dog changes his name, Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
- When Dog decides he needs a new name, Bear does not like any of the names Dog suggests.
- What was I scared of?, Dr. Seuss.
- A very special, spooky story from Dr. Seuss with glow-in-the-dark ink! Then I was deep within the woods. When, suddenly, I spied them. I saw a pair of pale green pants With nobody inside them! Turn out the lights and say hello to Dr. Seuss's spookiest character the pair of empty trousers, with nobody inside them!
- The cow who fell to Earth, Nadia Shireen.
- A mysterious vistor has landed a little cow who desperagtely wants to go home. How do you find your way home when nobody can understand a word you're saying?
- Claude. All at sea, Alex T. Smith.
- Claude goes on a rollicking seafaring adventure! He swooshes out of the house in the bathtub and out to sea! He and Sir Bobblysock meet mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck the sailor, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel. Can Claude save them all from the monster?
- The only fish in the sea, written by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.
- Sadie and Sherman set out to rescue little Ellsworth, the goldfish Amy Scott received for her birthday and threw right into the
- Are you there little elephant?, [written by Sam Taplin; illustrated by Emily Dove; designed by Nicola Butler].
- In this beautifully illustrated hide-and-seek series, children can "spot" the elephant through a hole on each page but when they turn the page it isn't the elephant at all! Very young children will love searching for the elusive elephant, and all the charming details and other animals they discover along the way.
- I am actually a penguin, written by Sean Taylor; illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek.
- When a little girl is given a penguin suit she decides that living as a penguin is much more fun than just dressing as one. But penguins don't exactly behave like people. They don't ride the bus like people, they don't talk like people and they certainly don't catch fish fingers like people. Her family tell her, "You're not actually a penguin," but she knows that she actually is.
- Dance, Carol Thompson.
- We're amazing! We can dance, dress up, sing and make music. There's nobody quite like us!
- Dressing up, Carol Thompson.
- We're amazing! We can dress up, sing, dance and make music. There's nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the
natural and boundless creativity to be found in every child.
- Music, Carol Thompson.
- We're amazing! We can make music, dress up, sing and dance. There's nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the natural and boundless creativity to be found in every child.
- Sing, Carol Thompson.
- We're amazing! We can sing, make music, dress up and dance. There's nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the natural
and boundless creativity to be found in every child.
- The scared book, Debra Tidball; illustrated by Kim Siew.
- It's story time, but this book has bad news as soon as it realises there are monsters in it, it's too scared to tell you the rest of the story! Can you help it feel better? It needs you to rub away its goosebumps, blow away the giant butterflies in its tummy, and fan away the yucky smell the monsters have left behind. A fun and quirky interactive story, with distinctive and stylish illustrations from an innovative young illustrator and muralist.
- Say zoop!, Herve Tullet; [translated by Christopher Franceschelli].
- Minimal text and simple directions, and the reader's imagination lead the reader to experiment with different types of sound in this interactive book.
- Kapai and the highway robbers, Uncle Anzac.
- Kapai is a little kiwi from New Zealand who wants to know why kiwi are birds but they cannot fly. Kapai and his friend Tamatea visit the Franz Josef Glacier and encounter some very cheeky keas.
- Kapai and the mountain legend, Uncle Anzac.
- Kapai is a little kiwi from New Zealand who wants to know why kiwi are birds but they cannot fly. Find out how Kapai and his friend Tamatea make a daring escape from an erupting volcano.
- Lexie the word wrangler, Rebecca Van Slyke; illustrated by Jessie Hartland.
- Lexie is a strong cowgirl who would rather wrangle words than cattle.
- That's not my prince, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
- Following the announcement that there will be a new royal baby, who will be third in line to the throne, this companion to That's Not My Princess is part of the best-selling touchy-feely series. It features rhythmic text, bold, colourful illustrations and tactile patches that is suitable for little children and their parents.
- Why can't I be a dinosaur?, Kylie Westaway, Tom Jellett.
- Today is Aunt Daisy's wedding and Nellie knows exactly what she wants to wear and it's not her flower-girl dress.
- Sam the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, Mo Willems.
- Sam is afraid of anything and everything even you!
- Bear counts, Karma Wilson; illustrations by Jane Chapman.
- As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and the reader is invited to do the same.
- Dancing Charli, Ant Wood and Lorraine Robertson.
- Join Charli and her new friend as they dance around Australia in a celebration of diversity.
- Troll stroll, Elli Woollard, David Barrow.
- Troll is fed up with eating boring old goats, so off he strolls in search of some scrumptious children. But when this horribly hungry troll goes looking for tasty treats,
children aren't the only thing on the menu.
- How do dinosaurs say I love you?, Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague.
- Mamas and papas always love their little dinosaurs even when they spill their food or make an awful fuss! Come and join the fun as some very naughty children test the patience of their parents but also show how much they love them too!
- Hey warrior, Karen Young; illustrated by Norvile Dovidonyte.
- Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered.
- Trouble at school for Marvin & James, Elise Broach; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.
- Marvin the beetle finds adventure when his human friend James takes him to school.
- Baxter is missing, Rebecca Elliott.
- A famous author is coming to visit and Eva and her classmates are assigned to write a story but Eva Wingdale is totally distracted because her pet bat, Baxter, has gone missing, and she suspects that the sneaky squirrels have something to do with her missing pet.
- The Princess in Black and the mysterious playdate, Shannon Hale & Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
- Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort but who is that new masked avenger? Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans, mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight, or is there? Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are
better than one.
- I want a dog, Ben Hubbard and Jason Chapman.
- Would you really love a dog but don't know the first thing about how it will affect you and your family? This book gives young children aged 6+ all information they and their families need to see if they could take on this big responsibilty. The information is given through the story of Alex who is is desperate to get a dog, but the rest of his family don't think it's a good idea. So Alex decides to start a scrapbook to discover what a dog needs. He finds out about different dog breeds and what they are like. He looks around his home and wonders where the dog will live. He goes out with his friend to walk her dog. He collects photos of different dog breeds and adds labels with their temperaments, how to care for them etc. Alex's family see his enthusiasm and begin to get on board with the idea. Together they visit a puppy from a local family but they also visit a rescue centre and decide to get an adult dog from there. Using Jason Chapman's lively illustrations and Alex's photographic scrapbook, this 'two books in one' describes the behaviour and needs of dogs and how it affects a family's life day-to-day in a charming and fun way.
- Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy, Megan McDonald; illustrated by Erwin Madrid.
- When Judy and her friends overhear an older student saying there's no such thing as the Tooth Fairy, Judy plans to test the theory herself.
- The runaway coat, Kyle Mewburn; illustrations, Donovan Bixley.
- Step back in time to meet clever cave boy Arg and his Stone Age family. It's where the trouble begins!
- Toto: the dog-gone amazing story of the Wizard of Oz, Michael Morpurgo; illustrated by Emma Chichester-Clark.
- When a twister descends on a Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy are plucked into the
air! Coming down in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meets a series of extraordinary characters in a colourful new world of magic. But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home after all, home is home, and home is best. So they set off down the yellow brick road to look for help.
- Best friends stories, Yvette Poshoglian, Danielle McDonald.
- Meet Ella and Olivia. Big Sister. Little Sister. Best Friends. Follow Ella and Olivia in six all-new stories as they get ready for a big talent show, have a very messy pet party, learn to ice-skate and lots more! The best adventures are the ones you have with your best friends.
- The fairy dancers. Volume Two, Dancing days, written by Natalie Jane Prior; illustrated by Cheryl Orsini.
- The second volume of The Fairy Dancers stories will reunite readers with the lives of Mia, Emma and Grace. There's a fairy ring at the bottom of the garden, and the fairy dancers are wishing hard for dancing days. Join Mia, Emma and Grace in their most magical dancing adventures ever!
- The further adventures of Gobbolino and the little wooden horse, Ursula Moray Williams; illustrated by Catherine Rayner.
- When Gobbolino receives his sister Sootica's call for help, he leaves his comfortable new life as a kitchen cat and sets off for the Hurricane Mountains, home of the old witch with whom his sister lives. On the way he meets the Little Wooden Horse, who offers to accompany him on his journey. It's just the beginning of many exciting, magical and sometimes dangerous adventures for these two brave and kind-