New Titles Children’s September 2017 (arrived in August 2017)

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Casper, a spirited beginning, directed by Sean McNamara.
Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.
Cheaper by the dozen, directed by Shawn Levy.
The Bakers, a family of 12, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker (Martin) gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife (Hunt) also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart.
Smurfs, the lost village, directed by Kelly Asbury.
A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
The boss baby, directed by Tom McGrath.
It is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, it is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
The Lego Batman movie, directed by Chris McKay.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Time toys, written and directed by Mark Rosman.
A group of middle school kids stumble upon a chest full of incredible toys from the future. The discovery takes them on an adventure using their newfound toys to save their neighbourhood and ultimately the world from a maniacal corporate madman.
Charlotte's web, directed by Charles A. Nichols & Iwao Takamoto.
Wilbur the pig is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner, but his spider friend Charlotte saves the day when she decides to help him.
101 kids songs.,
Classic Disney.,
KidzBop : 22 chart topping hits sung by kids for kids/ [Kidz Bop Kids].,
Anne of Green Gables. A new beginning, produced, directed and written by Kevin Sullivan.
"It is 1945 and Anne Shirley returns to Prince Edward Island to write a play for summer theatre. But when Anne discovers a family secret she struggles to complete the play, as she delves into long-buried memories, reliving her life before Green Gables"--Container.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. S5, v1, The cult of Shredder.,
Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present. Shredder is gone. New York City is safe. But locked away in a secret section of the sewers is a loyal servant who will stop at nothing until his master has risen again...
Eddy Stone and the alien cat mash-up, Simon Cherry.
When Eddy Stone meets an alien cat on a mission to destroy earth, his rainy weekend suddenly takes off. Shooting into outer space with his annoying cousin Millie, can Eddy stop the crazy kitty? 3-2-1: counting down to an adventure that's out of this world ...
The island at the end of everything, Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants, including her mother, have leprosy. Ami loves her home - with its blue seas and lush forests. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: all the islanders untouched by leprosy, like Ami, are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she's desperate to return before her mother's death. She finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late?
At the bottom of the world, Bill Nye and Gregory Mon.
Meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they're not your typical kind of orphans they're geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it's hard to stand out when he's surrounded by geniuses all the time. When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world's leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon, Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that all is not as it seems: A fellow scientist has gone missing, and so has any trace of her research. Could someone be trying to use her findings to win the contest? It's up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who's behind it all -- before it's too late.
Nelly and the flight of the sky lantern, Roland Chambers.
Sometimes secrets are hidden in the most obvious places. When Nelly returns home to discover that her mother has mysteriously disappeared, she vows to stop at nothing until she's found her. Climb to the tops of the clouds in a laundry basket? Why not? Dive to the depths of the ocean in an oversized tin can? Of course! Leave her turtle, Columbus, behind? CERTAINLY NOT! He's her best friend, what an awful suggestion. Together they will find the answers!
The troublesome tiger, Tamsyn Murray.
Zoe loves living at Tanglewood Animal Park. Zoe can't wait to meet the park's newest arrival, Tindu the tiger. But Tindu seems sad, and refuses to leave his den. Can Zoe dream up a plan to help Tanglewood's tiger feel happy in his new home?

Into Reading

The fairy dogmother, Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Hollie Hibbert.
Fairy Godmother teaches young fairies and Ivy the dog to become fairy godmothers, but something is missing.
Paddington's day off, Michael Bond ; illustrated by R. W. Alley.
When Paddington and Mr. Gruber decide to take a day off, they share a day of exploration and discovery in the city with Jonathan and Judy.
Real-life heroes, James Buckley.
Discover the exciting true stories of men and women who have done extraordinary things. From strong-minded people fighting for human rights like Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman, to bold explorers of new horizons, such as Neil Armstrong and Albert Einstein, to heroes of history like Joan of Arc, Real Life Heroes celebrates many lives, while also building reading skills and teaching exciting vocabulary.
The Loch Ness Monster spotters, Tony De Saulles.
Meet the McFee family. They are Loch Ness Monster spotters. They wear Loch Ness T-shirts, Loch Ness hats and Loch Ness badges. But the Loch Ness Monster spotting family have one problem. They have never ever spotted the Loch Ness Monster!
Bears, Thea Feldman.
Bears introduces beginner readers to these wonderful mammals. It includes facts about habitat, families and behaviour. Children can discover how baby bears grow up, hibernate and find food.
Animal survivors, written by Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
Animal Survivors is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Are you ready to discover the extraordinary ways that creatures can survive? Meet the incredible survivors of the animal world including some heroic pets, frauds and fakers, long-living legends and sneaky tricksters.
Sneaky animals, written by Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
Sneaky Animals is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Get ready to discover the animals who don't play by the rules! Warning: contains rotters and plotters, hooligans, con artists, assassins and more! Who do you think is the naughtiest animal?
Planet Earth, written by Dan Green ; illustrated by Sean Sims.
Explore our amazing planet in this engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Read and discover fascinating facts about how the oceans control climate, how mountains are made and earthquakes happen, how and why life thrives, and how we can look after Earth in the future.
Time for school, Little Dinosaur, Gail Herman ; illustrated by Michael Fleming.
Though his friend Spikey teases him, Little Dinosaur is eager to be ready for his first day of school.
Work, dogs, work : a highway tail, James Horvath.
Duke and his construction crew of worker dogs race to build and repair a highway from the city to the beach.
Pinkalicious : cherry blossom, Victoria Kann.
Pinkalicious participates in a traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival and, thanks to the help of a new friend, learns how to fly a kite.
Pinkalicious : fashion fun, Victoria Kann.
Pinkalicious and her friends create outfits using household items, like coffee filters and macaroni.
Pinkalicious and Planet Pink, Victoria Kann.
Learning about Planet Pink, Pinkalicious imagines what would happen if an alien Pinktonian paid her a visit.
Pinkalicious and the pink parakeet, Victoria Kann.
When Pinkalicious goes on a class trip to the birdhouse, she can't wait to see all the different birds especially the rare pink parakeet! Pinkalicious sees lovebirds, peacocks, toucans, and even one very chatty parrot, but no parakeet until she spies it escaping from the birdhouse! Everyone gets in a flap, and it's up to Pinkalicious to bring her feathered friend back home.
The story of coding, James Floyd Kelly.
Learn about the history of coding and computers in DK Reader The Story of Coding. Young readers will find out what coding is, how it developed, and how modern codes are used for everyday purposes.DK's innovative range of levelled readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will love reading. DK Reader The Story of Coding is a level 2 reader, Beginning to Read, packed with intriguing facts, from Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's first steps in computer programming to today's wide variety of coding languages and their uses, and the impact of the Internet and apps on programming.There's a message in ASCII for readers to decode, plus tips for writing their own code with child-friendly Scratch programming. Explore the world of coding with DK Reader The Story of Coding, packed with facts kids will love reading.
Birds of prey, Claire Llewellyn.
Birds of Prey introduces children who are beginning to read alone to these wonderful animals. It includes facts about habitat, families and behaviour.
Big Shark, Little Shark, Anna Membrino ; illustrated by Tim Budgen.
Can a hungry little shark catch a big shark?
Joe and Sparky, party animals!, Jamie Michalak ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.
One day Joe, an exuberant giraffe, hears a commotion coming from another part of the famous cageless zoo he calls home. Joined by his small, green, slightly more serious turtle friend, Sparky, Joe discovers the source of the hullabaloo: a group of children or noisy short people, as Joe and Sparky call them having a party. Inspired, Joe decides to throw a party for his pet worm, Wiggy. There's just one problem: Sparky is not entirely sure if Wiggy even exists! What will happen when every animal in the zoo shows up to Wiggy's party with presents and cake? Worm or no worm, this silly, satisfying tale is sure to leave new readers smiling.
Fancy Nancy sees stars, Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior illustrations by Ted Enik.
When a rainstorm prevents Nancy and her best friend, Robert, from getting to the planetarium the night of a class field trip, she has a brilliant idea for making things better.
JoJo and the magic trick, Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Priess Glasser ; interior illustrations by Rick Whipple.
JoJo wants to do magic. She has both her magic wand and her magic cape ready to go. But how can she make flowers appear? Doing magic may not be as easy as she thought.
Robots, Chris Oxlade.
This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design. Developed with literacy experts, this five-level graded reading series will guide young readers as they build confidence and fluency in their literacy skills and progress towards reading alone. Robots introduces children who can read alone with some help to these incredible inventions. It includes facts about different types of robots and what they do. Children can discover robots that have gone to space, robots that can play music and robots that look a lot like people! See for series information.
Water cycle, written by Dr Malcom Rose ; illustrated by Sean Sims.
The Water Cycle is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Discover fascinating facts about the water that we take for granted where it comes from, why we need it and why dinosaurs may have splashed around in some of the water that comes out of the tap!
Horrid Henry's birthday party, Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Horrid Henry creates havoc at his birthday party.


Loch Ness monster, Laura K. Murray.
A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of Scotland's water-dwelling Loch Ness Monster, emphasizing reported sightings and stories as well as scientific investigations.
Create with code : build your own website, [written by Clyde Hatter ; illustrations by Gary Lucken].
Collaborate with your friends and start your very own CoderDojo Nano club, with its own website! In this handbook, covering HTML, CSS and JavaScript, you will find clear, step-by-step instructions, followed up by open-ended prompts and challenges which encourage the reader to take the initiative.
Coding, author, James Floyd Kelly.
DKfindout! Coding explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts and keep them coming back for more!
My first coding book : packed with flaps and lots more to help you code without a computer!, [written by Kiki Prottsman ; illustrated by Molly Lattin].
Presents computer coding concepts on board pages that feature flaps, pull tabs, silders, and wheels, asking readers to build a robot, escape from a jungle, and hunt for bugs.
I can't believe it!,
A treasury of facts about subjects ranging from animals and the human body to architecture and outer space includes entries that examine dust storms, automobiles, Mount Everest, and the size of the Moon.
Real or fake? : 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.
Two truths and a lie : it's alive!, Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson.
Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower -- a ten-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn't live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest? Every story in this book is strange and astounding. But not all of them are real. Just like the old game in this book's title, two out of every three stories are completely true and one is an outright lie. Can you guess which? It's not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable. And they're all accompanied by dozens of photos, maps, and illustrations. Amaze yourself and trick your friends as you sort out the fakes from the facts!
Jishin no sodatekata, Fuji Mioki.
Who we are! : all about being the same and being different, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.
Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake, and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch performers, and play games along with many other children and grown-ups. As they enjoy their excursion, they notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways too. Helps children realize why it's important to treat others the way they want to be treated whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time.
Why are people different colours? : big issues for little people around identity and diversity, written by Dr. Emma Waddington + Dr. Christopher McCurry ; illustrated by Louis Thomas.
Why Are People Different Colours? provides the perfect platform to explore family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them. Each fully-illustrated spread poses questions around the theme of identity and diversity, helping children to understand different ethnic structures, cultures, and ages and generations. Explanations and advice for parents and carers to help guide and inform their child have been compiled by two child psychologists.
This is how we do it : one day in the lives of seven kids from around the world, Matt Lamothe.
Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.
100 facts around town : there's more to your world than meets the eye!, [Clive Gifford & Brendan Kearney].
Learn the fascinating, and sometimes funny, behind-the-scenes facts about urban life. There are hidden histories, gob-smacking records and inspiring inventions to discover. Readers will never look at their local town in the same way again.
Who are refugees and migrants? What makes people leave their homes? : and other big questions, Michael Rosen & Annemarie Young.
Every day in the news we see and hear people described as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants leaving their homes and taking difficult, sometimes life-threatening journeys to new countries. What has made them leave, and what should the countries that receive them do about the situation? What links us all as human beings, and what happens when people are denied their human rights? In this book, we'll help you to understand migration, the movement of people, in all its forms. Our aim is to get you to think for yourselves about the big questions raised by the subject, and then use your answers to make your own list of human rights that you think all people should share. We'll hear a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
Emergency! : a LEGO adventure in the real world.,
LEGO minfigures introduce readers to a variety of rescue workers, including police, firefighters, paramedics, and mountain rescue teams.
The big noisy book of trains.,
Does your child love all things locomotive? Do they get excited by a freight or TGV? Then The Big Noisy Book of Trains is for them. Jam-packed full of facts and brimming with pictures, the world of trains has never been so vibrant. From the very first locomotive to the Japanese bullet train, The Big Noisy Book of Trains covers it all and is the perfect introduction to trains for children 5 to 8 years old. Press the button on the cover to hear a steam train whistling! Big, bold and friendly, this first reference book provides a fantastic experience and entices kids into the world of the biggest, fastest and longest engines ever made. Whether losing themselves in the fascinating detail or heading straight to the go-to nuggets of information, get ready to set your child chug-chug-chugging into their steam-packed, high-speed, locomotive journey with The Big Noisy Book of Trains. All aboard!
Up! : how families around the world carry their little ones, written by Susan Hughes ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby. With various family configurations and settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book wholeheartedly celebrates diversity. Gorgeous cut-paper collage art adds warmth and brightness, and brings the lyrical text to life. Repetition of the phrase "Upsy-daisy" on each spread lends familiarity, and reminds readers that love for a little one is a universal feeling.
Halloween : uncover the truth behind this spooky celebration, [written by Richard Platt ; illustrated by Richard Watson].
Join in the Halloween adventure to discover fun facts about trick or treating, dressing up, celebrations around the world and the history of Halloween. Did you know that the world's largest pumpkin weighed more than 14 adults? Or that during the Day of the Dead in Mexico, people picnic in graveyards? With over 50 flaps to open, this interactive Halloween book for children makes learning about Halloween traditions fun and accessible.
Why do I have to say please and thank you? : big issues for little people about behaviour and manners, written by Dr. Emma Waddington + Dr. Christopher McCurry ; illustrated by Louis Thomas.
Raises the questions that youngsters may ask about the reasons behind the ways people show consideration for each other by being polite, and suggests techniques for adults to help children understand the importance of courteous behavior.
Gods and thunder : a graphic novel of old Norse myths, retold by Carl Bowen, Michael Dahl, Louise Simonson ; art by Eduardo Garcia, Tod Smith, Rex Lokus.
Gods and thunder. Brothers and betrayal. Death and rebirth. Original Viking tales of Asgard, Thor, Loki, Odin, and Baldur come to life in a full-colour, action-packed graphic novel that's perfect for young readers who crave adventure. Prepare yourself for sibling rivalry, ancient prophecies, and epic battles and enter the weird, wild world of Norse mythology like you've never seen it before.
Myths in 30 seconds, Anita Ganeri.
30 marvellous and magical world myths retold in half a minute. Perfect for enquiring minds just starting out with the history of mythology, this lively look at 30 marvellous myths from around the world is a great introduction to the subject.
An A to Z of monsters and magical beings, illustrations by Rob Hodgson ; text by Aidan Onn.
Do you know how to escape from a stalking werewolf? Have you always wanted to learn the difference between a hobgoblin and an imp, and do you know the secret to avoiding the sharp claws of the ancient Eloko monster? Learn all these brilliant facts and more with this guide to the strange, scary and wonderful world of monsters and ancient mythical beings!
Under the silver moon : lullabies, night songs & poems, illustrations by Pamela Dalton.
Cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton presents a collection of classic lullabies, traditional children's songs, and poetry.
One thousand things, [Anna Kovecses].
Find out what one thousand really looks like in this visual encyclopedia of first words to see and say. Search-and-find Little Mouse on every page and discover new words with every turn of the page. Stylishly laid out, the book is arranged by theme and features fully illustrated collections of "things", each clearly labelled and easy to recognise. This value-packed 80 page book covers everything from space, to the human body, to the world around us, bringing contemporary appeal to a classic subject.
Visual guide to grammar and punctuation, [written by Sheila Dignen].
DK's Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation is a clear, precise, and comprehensive book that will give a child the tools to build confidence in grammar, reading, writing, and comprehension. The Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation teaches grammar for kids in a fun new way. It uses colourful photographs and illustrations to make grammar and punctuation and how to use them crystal-clear, from when to use a preposition or pronoun to how to use a comma or colon. Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation will increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading and help them to enjoy and understand both.
First science encyclopedia.,
Provides a basic reference guide to life, materials, physical, earth, and space science.
Science ideas in 30 seconds, Dr Mike Goldsmith.
In this perfect book for smartypants and eggheads everywhere, great science ideas from ancient Greece to present day are clearly outlined and explained. Ideas about motion, gravity, DNA, nuclear energy, antimatter and more are concisely covered across 30 key topics. Each idea is explained in neat 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries and cool, colourful artwork. The attention-grabbing format conveys these clever concepts clearly, giving an immediate grasp to readers aged from 8 up. Six themed sections cover scientific theories from Ancient Greece and the Scientific Revolution, right up to the present day.
How many guinea pigs can fit on a plane? : answers to your most clever math questions, Laura Overdeck.
Answers to unusual questions, using mathematics. First two questions, as examples: How many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you?; and, How many bees does it take to make one jar of honey?
Maths adventure : solve fun puzzles on an amazing camping trip, [written by Kjartan Poskitt ; illustrated by Richard Watson].
Lift the flaps and practise your maths skills on a jam-packed camping adventure holiday! Solve puzzles and answer fun questions about shapes, time, money, measurements, adding, subtracting, directions and much more! Join this exciting maths journey created by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the Murderous Maths series. This interactive, narrative approach to a core subject supplements what children aged 5+ learn at school. The familiar environment with lots of real-life examples makes maths fun and accessible, and there are over 50 flip-tastic flaps!
Maths in 30 seconds, Anne Rooney ; illustrated by Putri Febriana ; consultant, Dr. Katie Steckles.
30 fascinating topics for maths masterminds, explained in half a minute.
Your number's up: digits, number lines, negative and positive numbers, Rob Colson.
Numbers are all around us but why are they important? This book finds out what numbers are, from how we count them, to what are prime and base numbers and takes you upto the really big ones millions, billions and to infinity and beyond. You'll also explore some really strange numbers, find out about your body in numbers and get to grips with roman numerals. Plus, there are fun quizzes to help you 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.
What are the chances? probability, statistics, ratios and proportions, Rob Colson.
What are statistics and how are they used? What is the golden ratio? This book explores the maths of probability and statistics and shows how it relates to the everyday world with fantastic appealing visuals. It 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.
The Kingfisher space encyclopedia, Dr Mike Goldsmith.
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step- by-step sequences and the latest photography from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope and other space missions. From the big bang to black holes, and from starships to supernovas, this book is guaranteed to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
If you were the Moon, Laura Purdie Salas ; illustrated by Jaime Kim.
If you were the moon, what would you do? You'd spin like a twilight ballerina and play dodgeball with space rocks! Find out more in this lyrical list poem accompanied by stunning illustrations.
Magnets push, magnets pull, David A. Adler ; illustrated by Anna Raff.
We can't see magnetism, but it's everywhere around us even the Earth is a giant magnet! Adler covers the basics of magnetism, explaining terms such as attraction, pole, electromagnetism and force.
Dot to dot in the sky: stories of the aurora, Joan Marie Galat ; illustrated by Lorna Bennett.
The night sky is a treasure trove of stories filled with heroes, wild animals, and adventure. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. In this new edition of the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, Joan Marie Galat explores the legends and facts of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Like the rest of the books in this series, Stories of the Aurora contains all the scientific facts a child should know about this beautiful phenomenon in the night sky. Beautifully illustrated by Lorna Bennet, it also chronicles the many legends surrounding the event including tales of the afterlife from the Inuit, a European & Mi'kmaq fairy tale and even a story from the ancient Romans on what an Aurora could possibly mean. These tales and more make this a one-of-a-kind book on this incredible phenomenon in the Canadian sky.
Earth in 30 seconds, Anita Ganeri ; consultant, Dr Cherith Moses.
In this exciting title for young Earthlings, every inch of our planet is explored and explained, from the air in the atmosphere to the molten magma beneath our feet. 30 key topics from deserts to oceans are covered, each presented in neat 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries and cool, colourful artwork. The attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, giving a truly global understanding to readers aged from 8 up. Six themed sections cover the Earth in Space, the Earths Structure, Weather and Climate, Watery World, Amazing Ecosystems and the Future of the Earth.
Super Earth, author, John Woodward ; consultant, Iain Stewart.
Superearth takes you on a spectacular journey around the world, zooming in on the most diverse and dramatic features of our unique planet.
How could we harness a hurricane?, Vicki Cobb ; illustrated by Theo Cobb.
Have you ever wondered how hurricanes become powerful enough to lift cars and level cities? In How Could We Harness a Hurricane?, Vicki Cobb describes this natural phenomenon and the three things it's made of: air, water, and energy. Read about travelling to the eye of the storm, modifying weather, and other interesting work that meteorologists, scientists, and engineers do to solve the big problems posed by hurricanes. How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane visits our cities? From fortifying buildings to weakening or moving the hurricane itself, How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores what engineers are trying to do to diminish the wrath of a hurricane. How Could We Harness a Hurricane? also includes simple, hands-on experiments that reinforce these fascinating hurricane facts and concepts.
This little pebble: a look at rock cycles, Anna Claybourne ; illustrated by Sally Garland.
A beautifully illustrated look at our rocky planet. This Little Pebble begins with a child finding a small, forgotten pebble in his pocket. It uses this simple premise as a jumping-off point to explore what rocks are, where they come from and how fundamental they are to life here on Earth. For readers aged six and up, This Little Pebble uses beautiful artwork to show the rich diversity of rocks all around us, with friendly, narrative text by children's writer Anna Claybourne making the book feel like a journey. It explores topics as fascinating and as wide-ranging as Earth's formation, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, where precious stones come from and what fossils are. It also provides great support for for the topic of rocks in both the geography and science curriculum..
My book of rocks and minerals, author, Dr. Devin Dennie.
A perfect first book for any child interested in starting their own rock and mineral collection, this is a fantastic introduction to the world of rocks, gems, and minerals. Children will learn all about where rocks and minerals come from, what a fossil is, and how they can go about starting their own rock collection, as well as how to identify any rocks they find. From amethyst to sandstone, common rocks and minerals are shown alongside fun facts and simple bite-sized chunks of information. A "Which mineral have you got?" section allows children to find and match rocks and gems in their collection to those in the book. With over 40 key rocks and minerals to discover, My Book of Rocks and Minerals is an absolute must-have for budding geologists aged 5 and up.
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: an extraordinary specimen and the secrets it reveals, Paul M Barrett.
The incredible new dinosaur that dominates the Earth Hall of the Natural History Museum is the most intact Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found. Measuring nearly 6 metres long from head to tail, around 90% of the animal nicknamed Sophie is preserved, making it both incredibly rare and valuable. This is the story of Sophie's dramatic discovery in the hills of Wyoming, USA and her journey to the high-tech laboratories of theNatural History Museum, where her arrival led to the first detailed study of a Stegosaurus for almost 100 years. This book sheds new light on this iconic but often misunderstood dinosaur species.
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia, Mike Benton.
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to dinosaurs for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. From feathered dinosaurs to marine reptile giants, the latest dinosaur discoveries from around the world are sure to keep children engaged. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
First dinosaur encyclopedia.,
Covers the physical characteristics and possible behaviours of dinosaurs, categorized by when they lived, and also provides information on the prehistoric animals that lived with the dinosaurs, how fossils are formed and excavated, and why they may have beome extinct.
Shell, beak, tusk: shared traits and the wonders of adaptation, Bridget Heos.
Introduces how evolution provides common traits for different animals, and the unique ways in which each uses them, from the shelled snail and turtle to the billed duck and platypus.
Forest, author, Cat Hickey.
DKfindout! Forest allows children to explore the flora and fauna of forests from around the world with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information.
Extreme planet: exploring the most extreme stuff on Earth, Bear Grylls.
Bear Grylls' Extreme Planet is a whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, wildest, thinnest, coolest, hottest, scariest and smelliest things planet Earth has to offer! From the longest place name and the most dangerous road in the world, to the riskiest food to eat and where to find the oldest vomit, Bear Grylls will guide you through the coolest facts and the most perilous limits of our Extreme Planet. A fantastic journey through all the extremes of our fascinating world.
Plants in disguise: features of creatures in flowers and foliage, Debi Schmid and Lise Hedegaard.
When you wander a woodland forest, skip through a sunlit meadow, or ramble down a dusty path, you might see a furry tail, a bristly beard, or a fuzzy toe. Did you catch a glimpse of an animal? Or was it a plant in disguise? These wild plants aren't wearing masks or funny noses, but each one displays a feature of a creature. With charming illustrations, engaging prose, and intriguing natural history notes, author Lise Hedegaard and illustrator Debi Schmid introduce elementary-age children to twenty-one native plants with animal names. Budding naturalists and animal lovers alike will delight in peering into the magnifying glass on each page spread for a closer look at the animal feature of plants such as pussytoes, cranesbill, and the cattail. This fresh approach to observing the amazing world of plants and animals makes Plants in Disguise a must-have for schools and libraries.
Wo zhang de xiang ma ma, Ruinai Renne wen tu ; Xie Weiling yi.
The illustrated compendium of amazing animal facts, Maja Söfström.
An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Söfström. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? These and many more fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom (Bees never sleep! Starfish don't have brains!) are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.
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.
Beastly brains: exploring how animals talk, think, and feel, Nancy F. Castaldo.
In this fascinating nonfiction account, author Nancy F. Castaldo reveals just what's going on inside the minds of animals, and through understanding animal intelligence we discover more about ourselves, including far more similarities than one might expect. Humans may have the biggest brains, but intelligence is not a quality exclusive to only us!
Sharks and other sea creatures.,
Packed with fun activities, crafts, reading games, and amazing facts, kids can take a dive under the waves and meet all the colorful creatures beneath from clown fish to starfish to jellyfish in this educational project book.
Bugs, author, Andrea Mills ; subject consultant, Kristie Reddick.
DKfindout! Bugs takes kids close to all kinds of creepy-crawlies with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! Whether they're looking for cricket facts, tardigrade facts or anything in between, DKfindout! Bugs is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of bugs life. Find out how bugs sense the world, and how they help humans via pest control and pollination.
Insect, written by Laurence Mound.
Explores the anatomy, behaviour, and ecological role of the world's most populous class of animals.
Bugs, Barbara Taylor.
Which creepy critters wear their skeleton outside of their body? Who breathes through their slimy skin? Which blood-sucking bug attacks at night? In Focus: Bugs has the answers!
Honey bee, [written by Grace Jones].
Learn about the amazing life cycle of the honey bee.
If sharks disappeared, Lily Williams.
A nonfiction picture book tracing the repercussions of what would happen if sharks disappeared from our planet.
It's a red-eyed tree frog!, Tessa Kenan.
Discover red-eyed tree frogs in this carefully crafted text. Colourful photographs will capture readers' imaginations while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary teach them the basics of reading nonfiction.
Frogs, Valerie Bodden.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of frogs, the long-legged amphibians that hop. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some frogs croak.
Reptile, written by Colin McCarthy.
Photographs and text depict the many different kinds of reptiles, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.
10 reasons to love a turtle, Catherine Barr ; illustrated by Hanako Clulow.
Turtles go on incredible journeys, have beautiful shells, can hold their breath for hours and even cry salty tears. Show you love them by not dropping litter on the beach and never buying anything made of tortoiseshell. This gorgeous, gifty book, written by non-fiction expert Catherine Barr, is a must for any young animal enthusiast.
Chameleons, Valerie Bodden.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of chameleons, the colour-changing reptiles. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why chameleons shake while they walk.
It's a boa constrictor!, Tessa Kenan.
Introduces boa constrictors, describing their physical features, habitat, life cycle, and predatory behaviour.
Illustrated compendium of birds, Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel.
Discover over eighty different types of birds from all over the world some exotic, others more familiar. You will find them classified by species, from the Cuculiformes like the common cuckoo to Galliformes like the partridge and the junglefowl, among many others. Every bird is precisely identified by its common name and scientific name, and succinctly described with a fun fact. It is perfect for exploring the creatures great and small that make up the animal kingdom and how they are classified by the naturalists that study them.
Ducklings, Marfe Ferguson Delano.
In this charming picture book chock-full of adorable photos, curious little kids will learn all about ducks as we follow the challenges and victories a wood duck duckling faces as it goes from egg to chick.
It's a vampire bat!, Tessa Kenan.
Introduces vampire bats, describing their physical features, life in colonies, and how they use their sensors to find their prey.
Hippopotamuses, Kate Riggs.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of hippopotamuses, the large African mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why hippos live mostly in water.
Antelopes, Kate Riggs.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of antelopes, the bovids of Africa and Asia. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how tsessebes got their horns.
10 reasons to love an elephant, written by Catherine Barr ; illustrated by Hanako Clulow.
Did you know that elephants are the largest land animals in the world? Or that they live in herds headed by their grandmothers? Open this book to learn all about why elephants are incredible, and 10 reasons why you should love them.
Moto and me: my year as a wildcat's foster mom, Suzi Eszterhas.
This is the story of Suzi and her personal rescue and rehabilitation of an orphaned serval cat named Moto. Ultimately, Moto was able to return to the wild because of Suzi's dedication to being the best foster mom she could be and it wasn't easy! She was camping alone in the bush in Kenya, with very little contact with the outside world. Someone came to her with an orphaned serval cat because they knew she'd be willing and want to help nobody knew what else to do. Determined to nurse the kitten back to health and help him learn, grow, and return to the wild, Suzi did everything she could think of to be the best serval mom she could be. She had a little bit of help from a couple other people who had some experience with orphaned wild animals, but for the most part, it was just her and Moto out there, figuring things out based on Suzi's experience observing animal rescues and her instincts about the animal's needs.
It's a jaguar!, Tessa Kenan.
Introduces jaguars, describing their physical features, habitat, life cycle, and predatory behavior.
The secret life of the red fox, Laurence Pringle ; illustrated by Kate Garchinsky.
The life of a red fox is a mystery to most people. You might catch a glimpse of blazing red fur or hear a far-off bard, but the fox's daily activities are know to few. Filled with fascinating facts and illuminating details, this nonfiction book invites readers on a yearlong journey with a red fox named Vixen.
Walruses, Valerie Bodden.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of walruses, the Arctic pinnipeds with whiskers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why walruses have tusks.
Chimpanzees, Kate Riggs.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviour, and habitat of chimpanzees, Africa's intelligent primates. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why chimpanzees do not have tails.
Invent it!: the world's next great invention is inside this book just add you!, Rob Beattie.
Presents a guide for budding inventors describes the creative process of designing and prototyping ideas through the patenting, manufacturing, and marketing processes.
50 wacky inventions throughout history: weird inventions that seem too crazy to be real!, written by Joe Rhatigan ; illustrated by Celeste Aires.
Have you ever heard of a bike TV? Or a bird diaper? 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History describes 50 inventions that seem too crazy to be true but are! Whether useful, entertaining, or just plain silly, these mind-boggling inventions and gadgets from yesterday, today, and tomorrow will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers of all ages.
The hand manual, written by Sung Eun Kim ; illustrated by Ji Won Lee.
Discusses the human hand and all the things hands are able to do, including grabbing, scratching, and playing.
Knowledge encyclopedia human body!,
The ultimate head-to-toe guide to the human body for kids. Incredible computer-generated images reveal the amazing inside story of what goes on under our skin. All- new 3D illustrations offer a unique, strikingly realistic close-up of this fascinating, complex machine what it looks like and how it works. Every image is supported with easy-to-understand explanations and a wealth of fascinating facts and figures. Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! allows you to take a closer look at the amazing world of your own human body and is perfect for children aged 9 and up.
The boy's body book, Kelli Dunham ; illustrated by Steve Bjorkman.
Discusses the physical and emotional transitions that boys undergo during puberty, including growth spurts, voice changes, sexual development, peer pressure, dating, and new relationships within the family.
The period book: a girl's guide to growing up, Karen Gravelle with Jennifer Gravelle Stratton ; illustrated by Debbie Palen.
Explains what happens at the onset of menstruation, discussing what to wear, going to the gynecologist, and how to handle various problems.
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.
The adventures of your brain, [written by Dan Green ; illustrations, Sean Sims].
Discover all about your amazing brain on an interactive journey that will take the reader deep inside their own body. Find out how fast neurons zip around the body carrying messages and delve into a world of external and internal senses. Explore how the brain controls every thought and every movement, even when you are asleep and dreaming. On your adventure, you'll be able to pull tabs, turn wheels, open flaps and reveal pop-ups, in this hands-on approach to our fascinating brain.
Meatless?: a fresh look at what you eat, written by Sarah Elton ; illustrations by Julie McLaughlin.
Meatless Mondays. Eat less meat for climate change. Trendy vegan bake shops. Cage-free chicken campaigns on Youtube. Happy meat vs. industrial beef. Flexitiarianism. Mark Bittman's Vegan before 6 pm. Across North America, people are talking a lot about meat. Whether to eat it, or not. Whether to go vegan. Or, if they're going to eat meat, they're talking about what kind is the best kind. This book takes a fresh look at the world of vegetarianism, exploring the history, culture and philosophy behind the practice of cutting meat from one's diet, including religious reasons. The book will also explore the modern reasons why people choose to skip the burger (climate change, industrial agriculture, environment in general), though in a non- judgmental way that makes space for all kinds of choices. Sarah is a meat eater-though a conflicted one. And this is the perspective that is reflected in the text. The final two chapters of the book will explore what the nutritional alternatives to meat are and offer suggestions for how to make meals from breakfast through to dinner without meat.
V is for vegan: the ABCs of being kind, written and illustrated by Ruby Roth.
Introducing three-to-five-year-olds to the "ABCs" of a vegan lifestyle, V Is for Vegan is a must-have for vegan and vegetarian parents!
Around the world in a bathtub: bathing all over the globe, Wade Bradford ; illustrated by Micha Archer.
A look at bathtime around the world explores the many ways in which people bath.
9 months, Courtney Adamo and Esther van de Paal ; illustrated by Lizzy Stewart.
Looks at the nine months of a baby's development during pregnancy and its birth.
Engineering, author, Emily Hunt.
Showcases engineering feats throughout history from the pyramids of Ancient Egypt to the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. The book also features famous engineers, including the Wright brothers to Gustave Eiffel. Steam engines, rocket technology, bridges, and buildings are all covered here in this exciting book.
Diggers and other might machines, David West.
From steam-powered vehicles to modern-day marvels of architecture, the technology of the construction industry has drastically evolved over time. Readers of this engaging book see the amazing engineering behind diggers and other powerful construction machines. They'll learn the anatomy of these mechanisms through detailed illustrations and intuitive diagrams. Complex parts and processes are explained in accessible language, ensuring that readers will follow along with ease. This visually rich approach to a high-interest topic makes this book stand out on any shelf. These mighty machines will transfix even reluctant readers!
Fire engine, Annabel Savery.
Working Wheels takes a look at the exciting world of working machines and the jobs that they do. Fire engines rush to help people when there are fires and accidents. They carry life-saving equipment on board.
The big noisy book of things that go.,
A colourful compendium of amazing vehicles to entertain and inform. Find out all about powerful sports cars, working diggers, and fast electric trains.
Cars, trains, ships & planes: a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle, written by Clive Gifford.
Presents over 1,000 vehicles in easy-to-follow graphics, describing key features of each main type of transportation and how they work.
Cars, David West.
Put the pedal to the metal! Readers will be racing to get their hands on this awesome inside look at cars. Detailed illustrations introduce readers to the anatomy of cars, showing their different parts and how they work, and clearly labeled diagrams show them the engineering behind vehicles. Complex concepts are explained in accessible language, ensuring readers will follow along with ease. This in-depth look at the mechanics of automobiles will give readers an appreciation for how this incredible technology has evolved. Fun and informative, this high-interest topic is sure to attract even reluctant readers.
Rubbish truck, Annabel Savery.
Find out what rubbish trucks are, what they do and how they operate, in this well-illustrated book.
The far side of the moon: the story of Apollo 11's third man, written by Alex Irvine ; illustrated by Ben Bishop.
This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.
Go for liftoff!: how to train like an astronaut, Dave Williams, MD, and Loredana Cunti ; art by Theo Krynauw.
Dr. Dave Williams, a former astronaut, informs young readers about the training, education, and qualities that are needed to become an astronaut.
My little book of cats and kittens, David Alderton.
An A-Z guide to cat breeds from around the world, this fun and colourful book will excite young cat lovers everywhere. Find out fascinating facts about each breed and the characteristics which make them desirable, be it the sleek fur of the Bombay or the strange ears of the American curl. 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.
How does my home work?, Chris Butterworth ; illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti.
Chris Butterworth traces the journey of water, describing how it falls from the sky as rain then gets collected up in reservoirs and sent to factories to be treated and tested, before it can finally be piped to our homes. She also simply and clearly explains how electricity is made and where the gas we use in our boilers comes from. This fascinating process book succeeds in being young, child-centred and friendly, but also packs in an enormous amount of technical information.
Food like mine.,
Explores the different ways corn, wheat, potatoes, and rice are prepared around the world, from Canadian poutine and Jamaican corn chowder to Moroccon cous cous and Spanish paella.
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.
Fearless food: allergy-free recipes for kids, Katrina Jorgensen.
Presents easy-to-make recipes for children with food allergies, including breakfasts, desserts, and snacks.
Transformers: cool projects for your LEGO bricks, Alexander Jones, Joachim Klang.
Can the Autobots overcome the threat of the dangerous Decepticons? With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Alexander Jones and Joachim Klang show you how to make truly transformable models of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Soundwave, and the Constructicons. Detailed lists of parts give you a quick overview of all the elements you need for the good fight of Good vs Evil. Naturally there are also construction instructions for the two spaceships (The Ark and Nemesis), the Transformation Probe, and a Mini Grimlock. Build your own Transformers from the bricks in your box of LEGO and be ready for the call to cation: Robots in Disguise!
LEGO Star Wars build your own adventure, [written by Daniel Lipkowitz].
Combines more than 50 inspirational LEGO ideas for building with enthralling story starters. Get inspired to build, then play out your own adventures using your LEGO bricks. From a podrace on Tatooine to a jailbreak on Bespin each chapter is packed with inspirational model ideas ideal for all ages and building abilities, with a mix of easy, medium and harder models.
LEGO Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu: character encyclopedia, written by Claire Sipi.
Go on the ultimate LEGO Ninjago adventure with LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia, completely updated and expanded to include the latest LEGO Ninjago minifigures! Plus there's an exclusive and fully-armed minifigure so you can put your LEGO Ninjago knowledge into practice. Meet every single LEGO Ninjago character, including Kai ZX, the Ninja of Fire; learn about their weapons, the vehicles, the dragons and the exotic locations from the Ninjago universe. With story pages taking you through the events that shape the Ninjago world, fact boxes on every page telling you the coolest facts and a Ninja file for each character, LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for any budding Ninja.
23 ways to be a great artist: a step-by-step guide to creating artwork inspired by famous masterpieces, Jennifer McCully.
The perfect book for aspiring artists. The book is packed full of step-by-step projects for crafty kids eager to discover the secrets to creating a masterpiece. Paint like Jackson Pollock, sculpt like Henry Moore, and make paper cut-outs like Matisse! With a mixture of simple and challenging projects, readers can learn how to emulate the greatest artists from history and modern times. Activities are broken down into easy steps and technical information comes alive in bite-size facts. The reader will also learn about the artist behind each project, be encouraged to think about the ideas behind great art, and learn how to adapt styles and techniques to use on a variety of creative endeavours.
Construction zone, photographs by Richard Sobol ; text by Cheryl Willis Hudson.
Caution! Construction zone ahead! Anyone who has ever stopped to watch a big building going up and who hasn't? will be thrilled by this behind-the-scenes look at an amazing construction project.
Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper, Anastasia Suen ; illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke.
Invites readers to watch workers dig, pour, pound, and bolt a skyscraper into existence.
Castles, Tedd Arnold.
On their latest field trip, Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about castles: from drawbridges and dungeons to kings, queens, and knights! There are humorous illustrations and engaging photographs throughout.
10 minute origami crafts, Annalees Lim.
Discover origami with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+.
Travels with my sketchbook, Chris Riddell.
After two years travelling the length and breadth of the country, visiting schools, libraries and festivals, and meeting thousands of children, Travels with My Sketchbook provides a glimpse of the incredible journey Chris has been on during his time as Children's Laureate. Full of sketches, doodles and pages from The Laureate Log his daily record of his time as Laureate.
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!
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.
Drums for kids: a beginner's guide with step-by-step instruction for drumset, Scott Schroedl.
Drums for kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play drumset faster than ever before. Popular songs will keep kids motivated, while the simple, easy-to-read page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method can be used in combination with a drum teacher or parent.
Piano for kids: a beginner's guide with step-by-step instructions, Jennifer Linn.
Piano for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play piano or keyboard faster than ever before. Popular songs such as "Let It Go," "Beauty and the Beast," "Over the Rainbow," "Heart and Soul," "We Will Rock You" and more famous classical/folk tunes will keep kids motivated. The clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains on each new concept. Every new song builds on concepts they have learned in previous songs, so kids can progress with confidence. The method can be used in combination with a teacher or parent.
Woruto Dizunī. Denki: Mikkīmausu, Dizunīrando o tsukutta otoko, Biru Sukoron bun ; Okada Yoshie yaku.
Pride & prejudice: a search & find book, illustrated by Amanda Enright ; original story by Jane Austen ; retold by Sarah Powell.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is retold in this illustrated search and find book, perfect for introducing children to classic fiction and creating a keepsake title to treasure.
Pierre the Maze Detective: the search for the stolen Maze Stone, Hiro Kamigaki & IC4 design ; written by Chihiro Maruyama ; translation by Emma Sakamiya & Elizabeth Jenner.
Pierre the Maze Detective has a new case. Mr X has stolen the Maze Stone, which has the power to turn the whole of Opera City into a maze. Can you help Pierre and his friend Carmen find their way through the mazes and stop Mr X before it's too late? This beautifully illustrated book features 15 full-spread illustrations of intricate, magical mazes. Take a trip through a fantastic world of underground cities, hot-air balloons, tree-top towns and haunted houses. Trace your way through each maze, spot the clues and solve the extra mystery challenges along the way. Hours of puzzle fun, for all maze detectives aged 8+. A page of answers with the routes through the mazes and other solutions is included at the end of the book. Ages 9+
Where's Santa now?, Louis Shea.
Naughty Nat's naughtiest idea yet hasn't quite gone to plan, and she's accidentally travelled back in time! Now Santa has to search through thousands of years to find her. Can Santa find Nat among the prehistoric wraptors, wrestling Spartans, jousting knights, or elf aliens of the future? Or will Nat's naughty ways change the world forever?
Usborne map mazes, written by Sam Smith ; illustrated by Gareth Lucas [and five others].
Travel across continents, walk the streets of famous cities and explore long-lost lands with this super map-themed maze book. Each maze is more challenging than the last, from navigating a safe path through icebergs to taking a whirlwind tour of Great Britain. A brilliant way to learn about maps, with all the answers at the back of the book.
One is not a pair?: a spotting book, Britta Teckentrup.
In One is Not a Pair, each patterned page contains a set of pairs but one thing does not match any of the others. Can you find it? Where is the broken pencil amongst the matching sets? Which teddy bear does not have an identical twin? Which house is the only completely different one on the street?
Minecraft: Guide to: Creative, [written by Craig Jelley].
Introduces such creative mode elements as functional and aesthetic decor, and provides directions for building a remote outpost, ocean observatory, and steampunk airship.
Football school. Season 1, Where football rules the world, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton ; illustrated by Spike Gerrell.
A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through the prism of football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football. Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.
Football, Clive Gifford.
A comprehensive guide containing everything you need to know to participate in and enjoy your favourite sport.
Survival camp: the ultimate all-terrain training manual, Bear Grylls.
It's a wonderful world out there just waiting to be discovered, but are you ready to be an explorer? Do you know how to cope with searing heat and intense cold? Can you find food and water in the wild? Could you avoid deadly diseases and fight back against man-eating beasts? Let Bear Grylls teach you everything you need to know to venture through all of Earth's terrain, as well as through the air, over the seas, and under the waves in Bear Grylls Survival Camp. The perfect gift for any young adventurers in training.
What is poetry? : the essential guide to reading & writing poems, Michael Rosen with illustrations by Jill Calder.
Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real writer's guide to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them. Complete with an appendix of poets and useful websites, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Jill Calder, this is the only guide to poetry children and teachers will ever need.
Our story begins: your favorite authors and illustrators share fun, inspiring, and occasionally ridiculous things they wrote and drew as kids, Elissa Brent Weissman.
Children's authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame ALexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park.
Cricket in the thicket: poems about bugs, Carol Murray ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Poetry about cool insects with accompanying fascinating facts.
The world's greatest space cadet: poems, James Carter ; illustrated by Ed Boxall.
A dreamer? Me? Err, You bet, The world's greatest space cadet!" Join poet James Carter on a journey through space and time: meet everyone from a Viking warrior to a crazed cat - and travel from planet Earth to the very edges of the universe. This wonderful collection is the perfect way to get children interested in poetry.
A first book of animals, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Petr Horáek.
Nicola Davies, the award-winning author of A First Book of Nature, presents a spellbinding treasury of poems about the animal world, illustrated in breathtaking detail by Petr Horacek. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, fireflies twinkling in the evening sky and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods there are animals everywhere. From blue whales to bumblebee bats and everything in between, A First Book of Animals takes you all over the planet to visit all kinds of different creatures.
Reaching the stars: poems about extraordinary women & girls, Jan Dean, Liz Brownlee & Michaela Morgan.
This feisty collection of brand-new poems is a celebration of the achievements of women and girls throughout history. It includes poems about Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Helen Keller, Mary Shelley, Edith Cavell and many more.
Message from the Moon and other poems, written and illustrated by Hilda Offen.
Second collection of original poems for all ages illustrated by author.
Little lemur laughing, poems by Joshua Seigal ; illustrated by Chris Piascik.
A dragon's sneeze, a dinosaur, a wizard's spell, a monster's claw. All these things and many more that's what's in a poem. An exciting collection of poems from talented young poet Joshua Seigal, perfect for introducing children to poetry.
Moon juice: poems, Kate Wakeling with illustrations by Eņlna Braslinīa.
A collection of poems for children, fully illustrated.
Festival poems, chosen by Brian Moses ; illustrated by Kristina Swarner.
A rich exploration of cultures, this thoughtful collection celebrates diversity and sends a heartfelt message of acceptance. Readers will delight in beautiful poems that capture holidays from around the world, including Eid-ul-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Holi, and Childrens Day. These carefully chosen poems show readers that poetry can express innumerable emotions, such as silliness and reverence. Readers will become familiar with essential poetic devices, such as rhyme and rhythm, while also learning that poetry can take many forms. Heartwarming illustrations correspond with these poems, creating a moving combination of written word and art. This masterfully selected collection that honors cultures around the world is perfect for any Language Arts curriculum.
Animal poems, chosen by Brian Moses ; illustrated by Natalia Moore.
From a bear in underwear to a real-life dragon, this charming collection of poems features many members of the animal kingdom. Endearing illustrations accompany each poem, bringing furry, scaly, slimy, and feathery friends to life! Thoughtfully compiled, these poems introduce readers to poetic devices such as rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. Simple similes and silly onomatopoeia make learning these literary techniques fun. Readers will see that poetry can take many forms, from couplets to free verse. These humorous selections are sure to get even reluctant readers giggling! Perfect for any Language Arts curriculum, this lighthearted book is sure to be a favorite read.
Poems about emotions, chosen by Brian Moses ; illustrated by Éva Chatelain.
This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good read alouds, thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this. Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.
Poems about families, chosen by Brian Moses ; illustrated by Steph Marshall.
This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good read alouds, thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this. Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.
Poems by the sea, chosen by Brian Moses ; illustrated by Marcela Calderón.
Scuttling crabs, squawking seagulls, smooth shells the seaside is overflowing with amazing sights and sounds! This humorous collection takes readers on a trip to the beach with its charming illustrations and engaging poetry. These carefully selected poems introduce readers to essential poetic devices, such as rhyme and rhythm, while simultaneously showing readers that poetry comes in many forms. Even reluctant readers will enjoy this collections cast of characters, from silly marine animal musicians to seagulls with cell phones. Any library will have a place for this endearing collection of poetry that transports readers straight to the seaside.
Poems for the seasons, chosen by Brian Moses ; illustrated by Ellie Jenkins.
Each season brings beautiful changes to our world, and this endearing collection of poems celebrates them all. Charming illustrations will transfix even reluctant readers with the magic of the seasons. Readers will relate to the wide range of emotions these poems explore, from the sadness of summer ending to the excitement of playing in snow. As they explore each time of year, readers will encounter essential poetic devices such as rhyme, rhythm, and onomatopoeia. They'll also see more complex literary techniques at play, such as personification and metaphor, making this book a versatile tool for any Language Arts curriculum.
The Usborne Titanic picture book, Megan Cullis & Emily Bone ; illustrated by Ian McNee.
Follow the Titanic from its construction in 1909 to its fateful maiden voyage in 1912. Find out about life onboard the luxurious ship and discover the real-life stories of the passengers and crew. With photographs, illustrations and internet links, this is a detailed insight into an ever-intriguing historical event.
Children's illustrated world atlas, consultant, Dr Kathleen Baker ; written by Simon Adams [and three others].
The Children's Illustrated World Atlas is the essential reference for budding geographers and curious minds.
Vincent and Theo: the Van Gogh brothers, Deborah Heiligman.
The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Heiligman draws on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime to weave a tale of two lives intertwined as Theo supported Vincent's struggles to find his path in life.
Lines, bars and circles: how William Playfair invented graphs, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay.
Born in Scotland more than 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who saw the world differently from other people. Unfortunately, this difference sometimes got in the way of his success. Early on, as he attempted to apply his unique perspective to a series of career opportunities in order to gain riches! fame! glory! he instead suffered one failure after another. Then, while writing a book about economics, Will's innovative vision inspired an idea that would set him apart: he created the first modern line graph. Next came a bar graph and later a pie chart. These infographic inventions provided a way for numbers to be seen as pictures, which made them easier to understand and to remember and thus changed the way the world would interact with data forever.
Flying machines: how the Wright brothers soared, Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks.
In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright brothers were among the first innovators of heavier-than-air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright brothers' journey. But thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright brothers' flying machines took off.
Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world, written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.
She persisted: 13 American women who changed the world, written by Chelsea Clinton ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world.
Top 50 kings & queens, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Top 50 Kings and Queens is packed full of foul facts and loathsome lists all about our ruthless rulers.
Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win, written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes.
Ancient Rome in 30 seconds, Simon Holland ; illustrated by Adam Hill ; consultant, Dr. Matthew Nicholls.
With fast facts, mini missions and engaging artwork, Ancient Rome in 30 Seconds is an introduction to one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Children will discover how ordinary Romans lived, what it was like to be a legionary and how the mighty Roman empire rose and fell. Other topics cover Rome at war, religion and superstition, and great Roman inventions, from concrete to central heating. 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.
Usborne Pompeii picture book, Struan Reid ; illustrated by Aleks Sennwald & Ian McNee.
A highly illustrated information book exploring the history of the bustling Roman city of Pompeii, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the wealth of historical information preserved for future generations. Includes internet links, photographs of the site and illustrations of life during the Roman Empire.
Tinui: the last post, Michelle O'Connell, writer and illustrator.
Told through the eyes and the music of a young bugler, Linda Morgan, this is an account of Anzac Day commemorations at the small town of Tinui. Said by many to be the first place to have commemorated the day on which the world remembers the men and women who died in the First World War, Tinui holds a special place in the heart of many for the stories around the fate of those from the Wairarapa coastal village.
Crackin' castles, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
From Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to Skibo Castle in the Scottish highlands, Horrible Histories: Crackin' Castles covers the history of Britain from the time of the Romans to the London Blitz. Filled with adventure, danger, magic, sieges, treachery, spies, revenge and much more besides all in the classic Horrible Histories style! It's a seriously horrible read.
Terrible Tudors, Terry Deary & Neil Tonge ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
You probably thought that the terrible Tudors just spent all their time beheading people. This book helps you find out: the horrible truth about Henry VIII who thought he'd married a horse; which terrible torture methods the twisted Tudors used; and which shocking swear words they simply loved to say. It also includes a grisly quiz.
Angry Aztecs, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. Filled with foul facts, terrible timelines and a grisly quiz, this bestselling classic title is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. It's history with the nasty bits left in!
The big book of Antarctica, Charles Hope.
Antarctica is the driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth. Even though it is a harsh and difficult place to live, Antarctica is home to more than a thousand plant and several hundred animal species. Antarctica has 90 per cent of Earths ice and plays a major role in our weather. Scientists from around the world live and work in Antarctica to better understand the future of our planet. Welcome to The Big Book of Antarctica.

World languages

Yuan xiao jie de gu shi, [hui hua zhuang zhen, Duo man chuang xiang].
Fan shu bian cheng le bian bian?: ren shi ren ti xiao hua guo cheng, wen Xu Enmei ; tu Bai Shengren ; yi Chen Youdi.
Yong gan de lei zhu er, (Xila) Axi'na Bu'ni zhu ; (Xila) Aifei Lada hui ; Su Mei yi.
Yue liang zou wo ye zou, Cai Gao hui.
Ge zi hao. III, Cao Wenxuan bian zhu.
Xie jiang he 10 ge xiao jing ling, Linshuisui zhu ; Gangtian Changzi hui ; Tian Xiujuan yi.
Ji mao xiao bu dian er, He Yi zhu.
Yi qi lai wan ba!, Haizi Yani xu (Heinz Janisch) wen ; Hege Bang xu (Helga Bansch) tu ; Liu Mengying yi.
Xiao yan zi ru xin cuo, wen Lin Wei ; tu Wu Zirong.
Cong bai cao yuan dao san wei shu wu: xian dai er tong wen xue xuan (1902-1949) = From the grass garden to the Sanwei study: a selection of the modern children's literature (1902-1949), Lu Xun deng.
Dai Xiaoqiao de gu shi, Mei Zihan zhu.
Hei ma nan hai, Mei zi han zhu.
Wo men shi xian yan, Mei Zihan zhu.
Zhong yi ke xiao shu, Mei Zihan zhu.
Cheng shi shu Yuehanni de gu shi, Bicuikesi Bote zhu.
Xi shuai, Ren Dalin zhu.
Anna, Anna. Shui ge hao jue, Duominike Luoke, Yalikexi Duoerma zhu ; Wu Wenchao yi.
Jin se de hai luo: dang dai er tong wen xue xuan (1949-1965) = A golden conch: a selection of the contemporary children's literature (1949-1965), Ruan Zhangjing.
Lū bao shi yan zhi mi, Jieluonimo Sididun zhu ; Yan Wu Chanxia, Huang Shushan yi.
Niyajiala pu bu zhi lu, Jieluonimo Sididun zhu ; Wang Jianquan yi.
Sha mo zhuang shu xun lian ying, Jieluonimo Sididun zhu ; Song Yirui yi.
Sheng dan da bian shen, Jieluonimo Sididun zhu ; Wang Jianquan yi.
Sididun nai lao mi an, Jieluonimo Sididun zhu ; Song Yirui yi.
Tian sheng pai dui kuang, Jieluonimo Sididun zhu ; Song Yirui yi.
Wo xiang yang zhi gou, Sun Weiwei zhu.
Tong nian de meng, Tao Wenjie chuang yi, hui hua ; Bing Bo zhuan wen.
Xiao gong zhu de sheng ri, Aifei Lada bian hui ; Wangerde yuan zhu ; Su Mei yi.
Xiang zi!xiang zi, lan(Jane Yolen) wen ; ke li si.xi ban(Chris Sheban) hui ; liu qing yan yi.
Xing xing shang de xiao di di, Yu yu jun zhu.
Xin xing nū dui yi hao: dang dai er tong wen xue xuan (1978-) = No.1 in the team of new girl stars: a selection of the contemporary children's literature (1978-), Zhuang Zhiming deng.
Benkyō ga suki ni naru, Irie Hisae.
Wataridori, Suzuki Mamoru.
Gekijō-tte donna tokoro?, Florence Ducatteau bun ; Chantal Peten e ; Okamuro Minako Nihongo-ban kanshū ; Nozaka Etsuko yaku.
Shōnen tantei tono kyōdō sakusen no maki, Akigi Shin ; Shū.
Onrain!. 12: nanashi no bochi to baramajo Ramifan, Amagaeru Midori saku ; Ōtsuka Shin'ichrō e.
Haminguminto: okiniiri no bōshi, Asano Midori ; Sanrio.
Chuni to iu namae no akachan, Chon Sungaku ; Pyon Kija.
Genki ni odekake, Gomi Tarō.
Isoide odekake, Gomi Tarō.
Yonde miyō, Gotō Yūka.
Biseibutsu no sabaibaru: Ikinokori sakusen. 1.,
Sarajiisan, Hasegawa Hatchi.
Tokareta fūn, Ikeda Miyoko ; Tobe Sunaho.
Ari to kirigirisu, Kawakami Takako ; Aesop ; Hachikai Mimi.
Ren'ai shōsetsu kakerukana, Kobayashi Miyuki ; Makimura Kumi.
Kofun jidai no sabaibaru: ikinokori sakusen, Kudō Ken ; Chīmu garireo ; Kawai Atsushi.
Shōsetsu chia dan: joshikōsei ga chia dansu de zenbei seiha shichatta honto no hanashi, Miura Karen ; Hayashi Tamio ; Sakaki Ayami.
Densha ga kimashita, Miura Tarō saku e.
Nyanbō ganbariya mike, Miyauchi Kentarō.
Mugen'eki kara no dasshutsu, Miyazawa Miyuki ; Suzuragi Karin.
Ari to hato, Mizusawa Sora ; Aesop ; Hachikai Mimi.
Kyō wa tanjōbi, Nakagawa Hirotaka bun ; Murakami Yasunari e.
Nihon no rekishi saikyō raibaru retsuden, Ozawa Akitomo ; Kirobaito.
Kitsune to budō, Sako Momomi ; Aesop ; Hachikai Mimi.
Arizuka no feruda, Sekora Ondrej ; Sekizawa Akiko.
Hiyoko-san, Soya Kiyoshi saku ; Hayashi Akiko e.
Ozaki sanchi no yōkai jikenbo, Tsukiyama Kei ; Kasumino.
Kin no ono, Uno Akira ; Aesop ; Hachikai Mimi.
Ninja tsubamemaru: hatsuninmu no maki, Yamamoto Takashi ; Ichikawa Mayumi.
Junia kūsō kagaku dokuhon: 10, Yanagita Rikao ; Kikka.
Last night, Baek Hee-na.
Kungpu anigo ttongpu, Cha Yŏng-a ; Han Chi-sŏn kŭrim.
Horangiwa yakchi, Chŏnghasŏp chiŭm ; Ijunsŏn kŭrim.
Pom ida, Chŏng Ha sŏp kŭl ; Yun Pong sŏn kŭrim.
Ttokttokttong! ŏmmaya!, Kang U-gŭn ; Na +n-hui.
Mapŏp siktang, Kim Jin-hui, kŭl, kŭrim.
K'ok'oga kŭryŏjun k'okkiri, Yang Mi-ju, kŭrim, chaek.
Irŏk'e cha polkka? Chŏrŏk'e cha polkka?, Yi Mi-ae kŭl ; Sim Mi-a kŭrim.
Sumbakkokchil, Yi Sŏk gu kŭl, kŭrim.
Nīnī, nivīsandah, Mirsir Māyir ; mutarjim, Ṣabā Rafī
The new baby takes some getting used to, but she's worth it.
Ang maraming mga kulay sa panaginip ni Caroline = Caroline's color dreams, written by Tanner and Bailey Call ; illustrated by Joshua Timothy.
Ibong Adarna, Jason Sto. Domingo.
50 nithān dek dī sǭnč hai, Hanhan ; Pāmǣ [illustrator].

Older Fiction

The tiny hero of Ferny Creek Library, Linda Bailey ; pictures by Victoria Jamieson.
Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read and who lives behind the chalkboard in Mr. Wang's fourth-grade classroom with his parents, his 53 brothers and sisters, and his Aunt Min. But when Aunt Min goes to the school library and never returns, Eddie leaves the comfort of his home for the first time and begins the dangerous trek through the elementary school. After dodging running sneakers, falling books, and terrifying spiders, Eddie reaches the library, where he finds Aunt Min stuck on a desk with two broken legs! To top it all off, there's a substitute librarian who has terrible plans to close the library and turn it into a local testing center. No more books at all! Encouraged by the brave deeds done by small creatures like Stuart Little and Charlotte from Charlotte's Web, Eddie comes up with a plan to save the library a plan that requires all the courage one little bug can muster.
The Frog Princess returns, E. D. Baker.
Prince Eadric, having been turned from a frog into a human again, is still in Greater Greensward where, because the Fairy Queen has disappeared, dangerous foes are threatening, so Emma must use her knowledge and magic to restore order.
A babysitter's guide to monster hunting, Joe Ballarini ; illustrated by Vivienne To.
When middle schooler Kelly Ferguson's Halloween plans switch from party-going to babysitting, she thinks the scariest part of her night will be the death of her social life. But then Baby Jacob gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman's minions and Kelly learns there's a whole lot more to childcare than free snacks and Netflix. Like chasing shadow monsters, drop-kicking Toadies, and mastering monster-fighting moves like the Naptime Headlock and Playground Punch. Now, with the help of an ancient handbook and a secret society of butt-kicking babysitters, Kelly sets out to destroy the Boogeyman before he brings Jacob's nightmares to life. But when the monsters' trail leads to her school's big Halloween bash, Kelly will have to prove she can save the world without totally embarrassing herself in front of her friends.
A star in the stables, Michelle Bates.
Jess is thrilled to discover that a film is being shot near Sandy Lane. She can't wait to meet the lead actor, Bella Ford, who's coming to the stables to learn to ride for the film. But when Bella arrives, Jess has to face a very difficult decision.
The ice maze, Isobelle Carmody.
Bily and Zluty, the injured Monster and two diggers journey into a land of ice and darkness. Here they find a secret settlement and learn more about the mysterious Makers plan. But the Monster must make a dreadful choice.
The trespasser's unexpected adventure: the mystery of the shipwreck pirates' gold, Karen Cossey.
Logan Seagate hadn't bargained on making friends with a secretive, wealthy and mysterious family when he had trespassed onto the private beach near his home in Southern England by abseiling down a cliff that morning. All he had wanted to do was go exploring and forget about how mad he was at his father for awhile. Logan, Meeka and his foster family start a friendship that will carry them through their exciting adventure. First book in the Crime stoppers mysteries series.
Superstar, Mandy Davis.
Lester's first days as a fifth grader at Quarry Elementary School are not even a little bit like he thought they would be the cafeteria is too loud for Lester's ears, there are too many kids, and then there's the bully. Lester was always home-schooled, and now he's shocked to be stuck in a school where everything just seems wrong. That's until he hears about the science fair, which goes really well for Lester! But then things go a bit sideways, and Lester has to find his way back. A touching peek into the life of a sensitive autism-spectrum boy facing the everydayness of elementary school, Superstar testifies that what you can do isn't nearly as important as who you are.
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.
Armstrong & Charlie, Steven B. Frank.
During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s.
The monster's daughter, Paul Gamble.
Twelve-year-old Jack Pease and his partner, Trudy, operatives of the Ministry of Strange, Unusual, and Impossible Things, investigate odd things happening at Belfast's aquarium.
The owl service, Alan Garner.
Three young people spend the summer in a Welsh valley haunted by mythical spirits and find themselves reenacting an old tragedy.
Refugee, Alan Gratz.
Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.
The someday suitcase, Corey Ann Haydu.
Clover and Danny are the kind of best friends who make each other better: Clover makes lists, and Danny makes fun. Clover is thoughtful and quiet and loves science. Danny is chatty and funny and loves art. They're so important to each other that Clover believes they're symbiotic: her favorite science word, which describes two beings who can't function without the other. But then Danny comes down with a mysterious illness that won't go away, and the doctors can't figure out what's wrong with him. So Clover decides to take matters into her own hands by making lists lists of Danny's symptoms, his good days, his bad days, and his moods. As the evidence piles up, only one thing becomes clear: Danny is only better when Clover is around. When they're separated, he's in danger. Clover knows they need to find a cure together. Will science be able to save Danny, or is this the one time when magic can overcome the unthinkable?
The silver moon of summer, Leila Howland ; illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim.
Visiting friends and family on Cape Cod, the Silver Sisters resolve to avoid fighting all summer only to have their intentions tested by disputes and ambitions that prove to be more challenging than expected.
Battles of the clans, Erin Hunter ; illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin.
Onestar, leader of WindClan, introduces two young kittypets to the warrior code, the history of each of the Clans, and legendary battles that have been fought.
Cats of the Clans, Erin Hunter ; [illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin].
This special, collectible book is an in-depth guide to the #1 bestselling Warriors series. It features two-page spreads for each of the most beloved and well-known cats; fun facts, narratives, and lore about each featured character and Clan; and full-colour illustrations.
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.
Midnight without a moon, Linda Williams Jackson.
Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.
The rogue world, Matthew J. Kirby.
Eleanor and her mother Samantha are working seperately and preparing for a journey to find the Master Concentrator when an alien spacecraft lands on Earth and throws the globe into a crisis that Eleanor works to control.
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.
Where the world ends, Geraldine McCaughrean.
In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?
Spirit hunters, Ellen Oh.
Harper doesn't trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumours are that the Raine family's new house is haunted. Harper isn't sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. She knows that the memories she's blocking will help make sense of her brother's behaviour and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?
Do not open!, Mark Parisi.
When middle schooler Marty Pants discovers an alien plot to take over the world, no one, not his best friends Parker and Roongrat or his family or arch-enemy, Simon, believe him, so it is up to Mary to investigate and save the world.
Pottymouth and Stoopid, James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin.
Two bullied underdogs finally win the day when their troubles inspire a hit TV show.
This is just a test: a novel, Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang.
In 1983 seventh-grader David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot to worry about his bar mitzvah is coming soon, his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers argue about everything, his teammates for the upcoming trivia contest, Scott and Hector, do not like each other, he is beginning to notice girls, and Scott has persuaded him to begin digging a fallout shelter just in case the Cold War heats up.
The city of secret rivers, Jacob Sager Weinstein ; illustrations by Euan Cook.
Hyacinth Hayward has recently arrived from America and is having difficulty adjusting to her new surroundings, especially being in the sole company of her eccentric mother. Everything feels strange. Very strange. And it gets stranger the day she accidentally unleashes the power of a secret river running through London. To prevent a second Great Fire, Hyacinth needs to retrieve a single, magically charged drop of water from somewhere in the city sewer system. Along the way she encounters an eclectic cast of characters the shambling, monstrous Saltpetre Men who kidnap her mother, the Toshers who battle for control of magical artefacts and a giant pig with whom she has a tea party. The clock is ticking will she figure out who to trust?
Almost paradise, Corabel Shofner.
When twelve-year-old Ruby's mother goes to jail, Ruby finds her Aunt Eleanor, an ornery nun with some dark secrets, who Ruby hopes will help free her mother.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain ; introduced by Darren Shan.
A nineteenth-century boy, floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom.
Let's pretend we never met, Melissa Walker.
If it were up to Mattie Markham, there would be a law that said your family wasn't allowed to move in the middle of the school year. After all, sixth grade is hard enough without wondering if you'll be able to make new friends or worrying that the kids in Pennsylvania won't like your North Carolina accent. But when Mattie meets her next-door neighbour and classmate, she begins to think maybe she was silly to fear being the new girl. Agnes is like no one Mattie has ever met she's curious, hilarious, smart, and makes up the best games. If winter break is anything to go by, the rest of the school year should be a breeze. Only it isn't, because when vacation ends and school starts, Mattie realizes something: At school Agnes is known as the weird girl who no one likes. All Mattie wants is to fit in (okay, and maybe be a little popular too), but is that worth ending her friendship with Agnes?
Clayton Byrd goes underground, Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison.
Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him.
The door before, N. D. Wilson.
When Hyacinth Smith moves with her family to a new house, she discovers new friends and powerful enemies, and that her power with trees opens ways between worlds.

Picture Books

123: 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 to count from one to twenty, with gorgeous photographic images on every page.
ABC: 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 the alphabet from A to Z, with gorgeous photographic images on every page.
Baby koala.,
This shaped board book has pictures of cute animals, rhymes to read and different textures which will delight babies and toddlers. Touch-and-feel textures help develop children's sensory awareness, and the gentle rhymes are ideal for adults and children to read and share together.
Little roo.,
This shaped board book has pictures of cute animals, rhymes to read and different textures which will delight babies and toddlers. Touch-and-feel textures help develop children's sensory awareness, and the gentle rhymes are ideal for adults and children to read and share together.
Look, there's a rocket!, Esther Aarts.
Follow the holes to read the story in this interactive space adventure! Little ones will love finding the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what they become. With a gentle rhyming text encouraging children to say what they can spy in every scene, this is a journey through the stars to visit time and time again.
Look, there's a submarine!, Esther Aarts.
Follow the holes to read the story in this interactive deepsea adventure! Little ones will love finding the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what they become. With a gentle rhyming text encouraging children to say what they can spy in every scene, this is a journey through the ocean to visit time and time again.
You can do anything, written by Akalá ; illustrated by Sav Akyüz.
Hip, a wise hippo; and Hop, his energetic bird friend are taking part in the Blueberry Hill bike race. Hop struggles at first, but with help from Hip, they learn that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it! Focus on your dreams and go!
Funniest dad in the world, Ed Allen, Louis Shea.
The animals are trying to work out who has the funniest dad. Is it the dad who can juggle pizzas? Or the dad who burps the alphabet? Or the dad who tells jokes while playing the trombone? Find out whose dad is so funny, hes out of this world!
Charlotte the scientist is squished, Camille Andros ; illustrated by Brianne Farley.
Charlotte, a serious scientist and a bunny, uses the scientific method to solve her problem: being squished by her many brothers and sisters.
Ella who?, Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Sara Sanchez.
Mom there's an elephant in the living room. It's moving day-and look who slipped in the door: an elephant! But when a little girl tries to tell her family about their unusual guest, the distracted grown-ups just say, "Ella who?" Even as children giggle at the girl's adventures with the smallish pachyderm, and at the fun, recurring refrain, they'll relate to the poignant theme about making-and sometimes letting go of-new friends.
Places to be, written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Renata Liwska.
We have so many places to be! Places to be loud and lovely and scared and jubilant. This picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions and the adventures that await us each day.
Fergus Barnaby goes on holiday, David Barrow.
Fergus Barnaby is going on holiday. He has packed his suitcase but there's something missing. He has lent his bucket and spade to Fred! And his swimming goggles to Emily Rose! And his kite to Teddy! Off he goes to fetch them again and again will the holiday ever begin?
Opposite surprise, Agnese Baruzzi.
Flaps on every page reveal a surprising opposite.
Iggy Peck, architect, Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts.
Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.
Stanley's numbers, William Bee.
Invites the reader to help count items Stanley and Little Woo need for the party they are planning.
Stanley's opposites, William Bee.
Throughout the course of a busy day, Stanley, Little Woo, and Teddy learn about opposites.
Back to school with Bigfoot, Samantha Berger and Martha Brockenbrough ; illustrated by Dave Pressler.
The school year is about to start, and Bigfoot is worried about all the things that could go wrong but he also remembers that all his friends will be there.
I'm a police officer, Brian Biggs.
I'm a Police Officer shows readers what it's like to be a policewoman protecting and serving the citizens of Tinyville Town, a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello when they're walking down the street, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly.
On land, Brian Biggs.
A young boy learns about land vehicles from bicycles to subways and trolleys as he and his father travel to the train station.
Time for school!, Brian Biggs.
Even though she has just moved to Tinyville Town, everyone at her new school, from Principal Paul to the lunch lady, is kind and does his or her part to keep things running smoothly for Ellie Emberley on her first day of school.
Guff, Aaron Blabey.
This is my Guff. He's really nice. I've known him since I was little. And I still know him even now I'm big.
Dozy Bear and the secret of sleep, Katie Blackburn ; illustrated by Richard Smythe.
Now are you all snuggled up and ready for bed? I'm going to tell you a story about the secret of sleep, and a little bear called Dozy who wanted to sleep, but didn't know how. Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep fills the gap in the market for relaxing bedtime books that act as a sleep aid rather than bedtime entertainment. It combines proven sleep and relaxation techniques with Richard Smythe's gorgeous, dreamlike illustrations, and is perfect for any parent who wants to turn naptime or bedtime into a calming experience.
The very cranky bear, Nick Bland.
Counting, Emily Bolam.
Counting is a delightful first concept board book for older babies, with bright, bold illustration by Emily Bolam. With embossing throughout for little ones to touch and feel and simple words to encourage language skills and recognition of familiar objects, this is the perfect introduction to counting.
Patterns, Emily Bolam.
Patterns is a delightful first concept board book for older babies, with bright, bold illustration by Emily Bolam. With embossing throughout for little ones to touch and feel and simple words to encourage language skills and recognition of familiar objects, this is the perfect introduction to patterns.
Don't blink!, Tom Booth.
A girl and her animal friends challenge the reader to a staring contest in this interactive picture book.
Percy the little blue penguin: a true story, Dawn C R Brown ; illustrations by Leila Joy Cullen.
A pair of little blue penguins nest under a building in Oamaru and raise Percy the penguin chick in an urban environment - until he is rescued and released at sea. Based on a true story.
Summer, story by Cao Wenxuan ; illustrations by Yu Rong ; translated by Dr Yan Ding.
In the hot summer sun a group of animals are eagerly looking for a shady place to rest. The animals quarrel for a spot under a tree, until finally, the elephant wins. But when they look again, the tree is dying and has only a few leaves left. Just then, they see a father and son crossing the wasteland. The father's shadow is like a canopy over the little boy... and the animals are intrigued.
I [heart] Mom with the very hungry caterpillar, Eric Carle.
The very hungry caterpillar shows its love for Mom.
My first peek-a-boo animals: a lift-the-flap book.,
Read a rhyme, and then lift a flap to reveal an animal in this game of peek-a-boo!
There is no dragon in this story, Lou Carter, Deborah Allwright.
Poor old dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel no one. But Dragon will not give up! He shall continue on his course of finding someone who wants him in their story. Anyone. His boundless enthusiasm surely won't get him into any trouble. Surely a glorious story about dragons, heroes and ice cream with sprinkles.
Will you help Doug find his dog?, Jane Caston, Carmen Saldaña.
Help Doug find his dog by following the clues he gives you to pat, tickle, and call to the dogs until you find the right one.
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.
Charlie's boat, Kit Chase.
Three best animal friends can count on each other to always make play time fun.
How to look after your dinosaur, [Jason Cockcroft].
What would you do if a dinosaur turned up on your doorstep? Well, that's exactly what happens to the little boy in this brilliantly illustrated, witty picture book. He must learn exactly how to look after his dinosaur: what to feed it for breakfast, where to take it for walks and, most importantly of all, how exactly to deal with its dinosaur-sized poo!
City, Cocoretto.
Come with us around the city! Which way shall we go? What shall we do? What will we find? Have fun using your senses in this exciting and interactive visit around the city! A journey of discovery designed with every child in mind.
Construction, Cocoretto.
Digging, pushing, mixing and tipping! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills and simply joining in!
Emergency, Cocoretto.
Rescuing, fetching, lifting and towing! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills and simply joining in!
Farm, Cocoretto.
Collecting, lifting, transporting, and delivering! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills and simply joining in!
Animals hide and sneak, Bastien Contraire.
This odd-one-out board book features several images on each page, with one that may resemble the others but has no business joining the lot.
Little Pig saves the ship, David Hyde Costello.
Little Pig is too small to go to sailing camp with his brothers and sisters, so his grandfather makes him a model ship, and together they sail it on the stream until it gets carried away by the current, and Little Pig has to rescue the ship before it is wrecked.
Feathers, Phil Cummings & Phil Lesnie.
The sandpiper stretched its wings in the chilling breeze. It knew it was time to leave so it took flight. Follow the feathers as they fall along this exquisite journey of heartache, hope and home.
Little Kiwi has a forest feast, written and illustrated by Bob Darroch.
"Poor Little Kiwi. He has caught a cold, and all he wants to do is snuggle in his burrow and eat worms. But words don't quite sound the same when you're all blocked up, and Little Sister gets confused. Is Little Kiwi getting a colt, or has he got a cold? And is he hungry ... or ugly? Soon all the forest friends have gathered to see what is going on. When they discover he's sick and hungry, they decide to cheer him up with a wonderful feast! But will the treats they bring him be what he really wants?"--Back cover.
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.
The storm whale, Benji Davies.
Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better the perfect gift from one friend to another.
The pond, Nicola Davies ; illustrations, Cathy Fisher.
A touching picture book for children about a young boy and his family overcoming the loss of his father. This colourful, emotional book is filled with natural imagery, centering on a small pond in the garden, and will teach children not only about death and loss, but the importance of the natural world.
Touch!: my big touch-and-feel word book, illustrated by Xavier Deneux.
On textured pages, presents words and pictures of such common everyday objects as a blanket, a doll, blocks, and a boat.
Blocks, Irene Dickson.
Ruby has red blocks. Benji has blue blocks. But what happens when they won't share?
Antoinette, words by Kelly DiPuccio ; pictures by Christian Robinson.
Raised in a family of talented bulldogs, Antoinette the poodle wonders what makes her special. She gets the chance to prove herself and find what she's good at when puppy Ooh-la-la goes missing.
Littles: and how they grow, Kelly DiPucchio ; illustrated by AG Ford.
A rhyming celebration of babies, or Littles, who are cared for by loved ones in every way and grow big in the blink of an eye.
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.
He wāhi i te puruma, nā Julia Donaldson ; nā Axel Scheffler ngā pikitia ; nā Karena Kelly i whakamāori.
He ngeru tā te witi me te pōtae tino roa. Ko tōna whiri makawe he urukehu noa. Ka koa tā Ngeru ngare me tā Witi mene kau. Mā runga puruma rāua tāhi rere runga hau. Otirā ka wheke kē a Witi me te mōkai. He kaha nō te hau, ka riro atu tna pōtae!
Tyrannosaurus drip, Julia Donaldson ; [illustrated by] David Roberts.
Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed.
Charlie the Choo-Choo, Beryl Evans with illustrations based on original artwork by Ned Dameron.
Engineer Bob has a secret: his train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive.
Through the gate, Sally Fawcett.
Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with the changes in her life. But, each time she passes 'through the gate', into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it. An empowering picture book about coping with change.
All about cats, Monika Filipina.
Look at what cats get up to when humans aren't around. Contrasting personality traits are put side by side to show how cats like people are diverse. The book celebrates positive relationships and the power of the imagination.
Emma's circus, Candace Fleming ; pictures by Christine Davenier.
A girl is excited when the circus comes to town, but her family on the farm is too busy with chores to enjoy it.
Everyday, illustrated by Mel Four.
Enjoy reading first words to your baby, with beautiful illustrations of everyday objects. Your baby will love the stylish illustrations and the shiny coloured foil on every page. Black and white board books are perfect for helping your baby to identify first objects and their very first words. The eye catching foil design will ensure these books will continue to be well loved throughout their first few formative years.
Outdoors, illustrated by Mel Four.
Enjoy reading first words to your baby, with beautiful illustrations of everyday outdoor objects. Your baby will love the stylish illustrations and the shiny coloured foil on every page. Black and white board books are perfect for helping your baby to identify first objects and their very first words. The eye catching foil design will ensure these books will continue to be well loved throughout their first few formative years.
Time for a nap, Phillis Gershator ; illustrated by David Walker.
Bunny characters take the reader through the week, recounting the activities that each day brings, and each day always leaves time for a nap.
Cars zoom, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
Cars stop and go through the city 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.
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.
The airport, [written by Mike Goldsmith ; illustrated by Kate Daubney].
This title lets you follow a family as they travel through the airport and prepare for take off.
What do you wear?, Taro Gomi.
A sheep wearing a fluffy jacket, a zebra in striped pajamas, and a penguin looking dapper in a classic suit, are just some of the pictures in this book which teaches toddlers the importance of getting dressed.
The prince and the pee, Greg Gormley ; illustrated by Chris Mould.
Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, really needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues for the only toilet in the forest, it doesn't look like Freddie will ever get to go. So when the dragon blocks his path, and accidentally sets fire to the castle, things don't look too good. Luckily, Prince Freddie is able to have a pee and put out the fire in one go!
Zoltan the magnificent, Bob Graham.
The curious Ar-Chew: a tale of a very strange creature, Sarah Grundy ; illustrated by Ali Teo & John O'Reilly.
"Three woodland friends (a hedgehog, a goose and a rabbit) puzzle over the identity of a very strange creature asleep in the hollow of a tree. It has orange rubbery feet like a goose, long ears like a rabbit, and a thick woolly coat like a lamb "--Publisher information.
The gold leaf, Kirsten Hall, Matthew Forsythe.
When the forest animals find a gold leaf, they fight about who gets to have it.
Ivy and the lonely raincloud, Katie Harnett.
In this charming tale, a solitary raincloud finds a way to make a sad little girl happy again, by using the very thing that most people dislike about him rain!
Bug bear, Patricia Hegarty, Carmen Saldana.
One bothersome bug needs a warm place to stay and Bear's thick fur looks perfect. What a kerfuffle! Will Bear ever get this wiggly, tickly Bug to buzz off?
Buster and the baby/ written by Amy Hest ; illustrated by Polly Dunbar.,
All day long, Buster the dog and the baby go, go, go! Hiding and chasing and bumping noses! When night comes, the baby is tucked up in her silvery bed, in her silvery room.
Find Spot at the museum: a lift-the-flap book, Eric Hill.
When Spot goes missing during a visit to the natural history museum, his Mother and Tom search high and low and in unexpected places to find him.
Black white: a baby's very first book, Tana Hoban.
White illustrations against a black background, alternating with black illustrations against a white background, depicting objects such as an elephant, butterfly, leaf, horse, baby bottle, and sailboat.
My daddy is a silly monkey, story by Dianne Hofmeyr ; pictures by Carol Thompson.
My daddy is a great big bear. He gets out of bed and grumbles and grouches, scratches and yawns! This charming picture book for younger children portrays a day in the life of a dad and daughter in a single-parent home, as they get up, have breakfast, go to school, go swimming, make dinner and prepare for bedtime. Dad is a great big bear, a silly monkey, a crocodile, an octopus and, at bedtime, a scary monster for a little while but in the end it's Daddy being Daddy that the little girl loves best.
Hide and peek: a lift-the-flap book, [adapted by Lauren Holowaty].
Peppa is playing hide-and seek! But where is everybody? Lift the flaps and help Peppa to find her friends in Rebecca Rabbit's garden.
Animal opposites: a pop-up book, Petr Horáček.
Turn the pages, lift the flaps, and see animals of all shapes and sizes bring the world of opposites to life. From slow snail to fast cheetah, heavy hippo to light butterfly, smooth frog to prickly porcupine, Petr Horáček's brightly colored pop-up animals and interactive flaps make early learning irresistible and fun.
Tug of war, Naomi Howarth.
Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But though Tortoise isn't big, he is certainly brainy! He sets out to show Elephant and Hippo that biggest doesn't mean best by challenging them to a tug of war. They sneeringly accept but little do they know that they have really agreed to fight each other!
Alfie and Dad, Shirley Hughes.
Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him! This book celebrates that special relationship between children and their dads.
I just want to say good night, Rachel Isadora.
In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects.
Mrs Mole, I'm home!, Jarvis.
Root for Morris the spectacle-wearing mole to find his way home in this laugh-out-loud story. From Jarvis, the creator of Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, comes another truly unmissable, hilarious adventure about a daddy mole who has mislaid his spectacles. Morris can't find them anywhere. So, he decides to go on without them, trusting his instincts to lead him the right way home to his waiting family and delicious dinner of worm noodles. "Mrs Mole, I'm homeeee!" he sings as he burrows right into some poor unsuspecting rabbit family's hole. Oh dear. Without his spectacles, Morris really can't see a single thing how will he ever get home? With perfect comic timing and a whole lot of heart, Jarvis will have all readers rooting for Morris to find his family, and rejoicing in the idea that glasses or no glasses you can always make your way back to home sweet home.
The boy and the dolphin, story and illustrations by Kahukiwa.
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.
The pinkamazing storybook collection, Victoria Kann.
Contains six favorite Pinkalicious stories in this book.
The only lonely panda, Jonny Lambert.
Deep in the dewy forest sits an only, lonely panda bear. I wish I had a friend, Panda sighs, as playful sifakas and graceful flamingos dance around him. But who's that peeking through the bamboo? And can Panda work out how to be her friend? With stunning illustrations from Jonny Lambert (Little Why, Tiger Tiger, The Great Aaa-Ooo), The Only Lonely Panda is a funny and uplifting celebration of friendship and individuality. Perfect for little ones who are learning to make friends at a new nursery or school!
If I were a kangaroo: a bedtime tale, Mylisa Larsen ; illustrated by Anna Raff.
Rhyming verse envisions the bedtime rituals of animals of all kinds, from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.
Raymond, Yann & Gwendal Le Bec.
What if dogs could walk and talk and go to work? Well, Raymond the dog has big ambitions beyond his ordinary, canine life in the big city. He wants to take himself for a walk and get his own dinner. And when he's done all that? Well, he wants a job, just like his owners. But when Raymond begins a high-flying journalism career at Dogue magazine, he soon realizes it's no walk in the park.
Stone underpants, Rebecca Lisle ; illustrated by Richard Watson.
Winters are cold in the stone age, but stone doesn't make very comfy underpants and Pod's bottom is cold! Pod wants to keep his bottom warm, but what could he make underpants out of? He tries everything he can think of and is about to give up when he spots a little wooly mammoth, whose wool will make the perfect pair of underpants!
Touch-and-feel 123: a fun-filled book of learning, [text by Jonathan Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway].
Learn numbers and first words in this cute little book with rhyming text, fun characters and touch- and-feel elements throughout.
Papa saurus, Stephan Lomp.
Babysaurus loves to play hide-and-seek in the jungle with his Papasaurus, but one day Papasaurus hides and Baby cannot find him so he asks the other dinosaurs Stego, Anky, Velo, and others for help finding his father.
The book of mistakes, Corinna Luyken.
As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress.
Mine!, Jeff Mack.
Two mice argue with increasing heat over their mutual border, until someone bigger intervenes.
Sir Ned and the Nasties, Brett and David McKee.
The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger these three are the notorious nasties themselves! Luckily he works out why they sound so awful and teaches them to listen to each other, so they ask him to join the band rather than turning him into dinner.
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.
Guess who?, David McKee.
Help the animals guess who Elmer's new friend is in this sturdy board book with a mirror surprise at the end.
Hide and seek!, David McKee.
Elmer and Bird are playing hide and seek. Help Elmer by lifting the flaps to look behind the rock, in the herd of elephants and even behind Elmer's ear. The sturdy flaps are perfect for little hands and this book is a brilliant introduction to the fun and mischief of Elmer and his friends.
I just ate my friend, Heidi McKinnon.
I just ate my friend. He was a good friend. But now he is gone. Would you be my friend? A hilarious story about the search for friendship and belonging and maybe a little bit about the importance of impulse control from an amazing new creator.
We're off to look for aliens, Colin McNaughton.
Dad's new book has just arrived and the children are sitting down to read his latest adventure... Blasting off into space, Dad's on the hunt for aliens. He meets lots of them - cute, hairy, bug-eyed and scary - and, strangest of all, he falls in love. Dad brings his alien girl back to Earth, where they have a family and live happily ever after.
Lulu loves the library, Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw.
A celebration of books and people who love them. A moment-by-moment account of a very young child's visit to the local library. The charming illustrations perfectly capture the little girl's enthusiasm for books and stories, and paint a lovely picture of her book-loving Mum. This is a perfect story to prepare young children for a library visit.
What are you waiting for?, Scott Menchin ; pictures by Matt Phelan.
A badger finds his rabbit friend outside waiting for something.
Sleeping Beauty, [retold by Anna Milbourne ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford].
Peep through the magical, cut-through pages to see the princess asleep in her palace, and follow the prince through the fairytale forest to a very happy ending.
Moo Moo & Mr. Quackers present Moo Moo in a tutu, a Tim Miller production.
A cow who wants to be a ballerina? Are you for real? This is a hilarious, one-of-a-kind friendship story between an adventurous cow named Moo Moo and a very loyal duck named Mr. Quackers that will have you quacking up all the way through and applauding for more.
That is actually my blanket, baby!, Angie Morgan, Kate Alizadeh.
Bella loves her blanket. Everywhere she goes, Blanket has to go too. But when New Baby arrives, the only thing that will stop him crying is Bella's precious, sparkly, muddy, smelly blanket! Uh-oh. What's a big sister to do? With a heart-warming and funny text from Angie Morgan and beautiful illustrations from new talent Kate Alizadeh, That Is Actually my Blanket, Baby! is the perfect book for little ones who are adjusting to a new brother, sister or baby in the family.
Toucans, too, Bethanie Deeney Murguia.
Thinking the cockatoos have said "toucan stew," the toucans run away in a toucan canoe but the cockatoos set things right with some two-can stew.
Big cats, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
Young readers will meet their favorite big cats, like tigers and lions, as well as smaller ferocious felines such as lynx and snow leopards. Children will learn about each creature 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.
Bird, balloon, Bear, story and pictures by Il Sung Na.
A shy bird wants to become friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend a big, red balloon.
Fall is for school, Robert Neubecker.
Two seasonally-opposed siblings face the end of summer with both joy and dread. But as Sister shares her enthusiasm for fall, school, and everything they encompass, Brother's own excitement grows in this celebratory picturebook.
Sarah and the steep slope, Danny Parker & Matt Ottley.
When everything feels like an uphill battle, your friends will get you through. Sarah wakes to find a steep hill has sprung up around the house overnight, preventing her from leaving. No matter what she tries, the hill won't budge. When the Hill Doctor suggests she gets in touch with her friends, Sarah discovers how the healing power of friendship can transform the steepest slope.
Magic spell, words and pictures by Julie Paschkis.
Feeling unappreciated during the performance, a magician's assistant grabs the wand and performs some feats of her own.
The nose book, Al Perkins ; illustrated by Joe Mathieu.
Noses are interesting and serve many purposes including the one of holding up glasses.
Animals: can you find the odd one out?, [written by Violet Peto].
Little learners will love Spot the Difference Animals, filled with fun facts, questions, and some hilariously out-of-place animals. Will they find the monkey wearing lipstick, or the cat with a snake for a tail? 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 Animals is the perfect activity book for little ones aged 2 to 5 to learn about animals and have fun doing it.
My first out and about, [written and edited by Violet Peto].
The ideal first book to introduce toddlers to the outside, My First Out and About is packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning. Help your toddler learn all about the places they may visit in My First Out and About. With colourful, bright pictures of places alongside clear word-labels your little one will travel to the beach, the zoo and the supermarket. My First Out and About keeps early learning simple and fun for your little one. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Out and About helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Your little one will love discovering the new places while holding the chunky pages of this board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about being out and about!
My first shapes, [written and edited by Violet Peto].
The ideal first book to introduce shapes to toddlers, My First Shapes is packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning.Help your toddler learn all about a variety of shapes in My First Shapes. With colourful, bright pictures of lots of different shaped objects alongside clear word-labels your little one will discover stars, triangles, rectangles and and heart shapes. My First Shapes keeps early learning simple and fun for your little one.Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Shapes helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Your little one will love discovering all the shapes while holding the chunky pages of this board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about shapes.
Things that go vroom: can you find the odd one out?, [written by Violet Peto].
Little learners will love Spot the Difference Things That Go, filled with fun facts, questions, and some hilariously out-of-place vehicles. Will they find the panda in a speedboat or the teddy driving a car? Whether comparing two pictures to find the differences, or looking for the odd one out in repeated patterns, young readers will develop their observational skills, and they'll be having so much fun they won't even know they're learning.
A thousand hugs from Daddy, Anna Pignataro.
In your arms its safe and snug, you always give a thousand hugs. And I'm as happy as can be one hug is not enough for me! A Thousand Hugs from Daddy is a beautiful book filled with cuddles! There are hugs for play, there are hugs for bravery, there are hugs for love and happiness, and there are always hugs for bedtime.
Now, Antoinette Portis.
Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives.
T-veg: the story of a carrot-crunching dinosaur, Smriti Prasadam-Halls ; illustrated by Katherina Manolessou.
Reginald is a perfectly normal T-rex. He stomps around the jungle. He has a fierce and mighty roar. He gnashes his big, scary teeth. There's just one thing that sets him apart he's a vegetarian!
Tiger, [this book was made by Nicola Friggens, Natalie Munday and Anna Vallarino ; illustrated by Chantal Renn].
Let's join Tiger and have fun.
Fluffywuffy, [Simon Puttock, Matt Robertson].
Mr Moot lives alone with his cherished pet, Fluffywuffy. One day, a very irritating guest comes to visit. At night, when Mr Moot is trying to sleep, Cousin Clarence insists on playing the drums, riding his motorbike and singing very loudly! But while Mr Moot is too polite to say anything, his precious pet Fluffywuffy has a plan to put an end Cousin Clarence's nightly noise.
How to get a teacher ready, Jean Reagan ; illustrated by Lee Wildish.
Explains how to help your teacher get ready for events in the school year.
Blue Ethel, Jennifer Black Reinhardt.
Ethel the cat is surprised when, in the course of her usual day, she unexpectedly turns blue.
And the robot went, Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.
In this cumulative tale, a group of animals assembles a robot.
The polar pack, Madeleine Rogers.
Teach young children about the animals of the polar regions with this fun and educational board book, part of a series that explores the natural world.
The safari set, Madeleine Rogers.
Teach your children about the animals of the savannah with this fun and educational board book, part of a series that explores the natural world. The Safari Set features five animals a hippo, giraffe, elephant, lion and zebra with rhyming text and illustrations. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover.
Our Kid, Tony Ross.
Go straightly to school, Our Kid, said Dad. But unless a fish-driven submarine, dinopirates and an elephant ride are the fastest way to school, Our Kid is not doing too well.
Little Plane learns to write, Stephen Savage.
Little Plane learns to write by practicing his skywriting.
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.
The scariest book ever, Bob Shea.
This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don't expect him to come with you. He is a big scaredy-cat!
Swish & Squeak's noisy day, Birgitta Sif.
Hearing fascinating sounds while getting ready for school, two little mouse siblings embark on an imaginative day of crunching, stomping, swishing, nibbling, and smooching before settling down to the soothing sounds of a bedtime story.
How to hide a lion at school, Helen Stephens.
Lions aren't allowed at school, but Iris's lion doesn't want to be left behind. He even stows away on the school trip to the museum, causing much madness and mayhem as he hides among the exhibits.
I want to be in a scary story, Sean Taylor, Jean Jullien.
Monster may think he wants to be in a scary story, but then again. A hilarious return by the team that brought us Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise. Our author would like to write a funny story, but his main character Monster has a different idea. He wants to be the star of a chilling, petrifying, utterly terrifying scary story. But scary stories well, they can be very scary especially for their characters! Particularly when they involve dark forests and creepy witches and spooky houses. Oh yikes and crikes, this is definitely not the scary story Monster had in mind! Maybe he wants to be in a funny story after all!
Jack and the beanstalk and the french fries, Mark Teague.
In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Jack's magic beanstalk produces so many beans that soon everyone in the village is sick of eating them, and mad at Jack, and when he climbs the beanstalk he finds that Mr. Giant is equally fed up with beans but fortunately Mrs. Giant suggests a solution to their diet problem.
Under the same sky, Britta Teckentrup.
We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze. We sing the same songs, across the same seas. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful and heart-warming peek-through picture book celebrates the closeness of the world's communities through their shared hopes and dreams.
Too much poo, text & illustrations, Scott Tulloch.
How much poo can a little fly chew? Little Fly learns how much is TOO much in this uproarious story about your eyes being bigger than your stomach.
Lois looks for Bob at home, Gerry Turley.
Lois can't find Bob anywhere in the house! Can you help her find him?
Lois looks for Bob at the park, Gerry Turley.
A funny lift-the flap book to share with a very small person.
Super Saurus saves kindergarten, written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Ned Young.
Arnold, who is nervous about his first day of kindergarten, transforms himself into Super Saurus to face what turns out to be not so frightening, after all.
Second grade holdout, written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.
Missing the familiarity of first grade and imagining the impossible tasks assigned by his next teacher, a boy refuses to start second grade.
Goose on the farm, Laura Wall.
Sophie and Goose go on a class trip to the farm. Soon Goose feels left out and sets out on his own. He meets many new animals along the way, but it's not quite the same as being with Sophie until Baaaa! Has Goose made a new friend?
Pete with no pants, Rowboat Watkins.
Pete does not like wearing pants, so he imagines himself as a boulder, or a squirrel, or maybe a cloud just as long as he does not have to wear pants.
That's not my hamster--: its ears are too fluffy, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold X million titles world-wide. You'll find hamsters with soft paws, squashy cheeks and a furry tummy, along with the familiar mouse inside this chunky board book. Rachel Well's colourful illustrations, along with the tactile touchy-feely patches have never-ending appeal for delight babies and toddlers. The textural patches and the descriptive words help to develop babies' and toddlers' sensory and language development.
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.
The sloth who came to stay, Margaret Wild, Vivienne To.
Amy's family is speedy! They are always in such a rush that there is no time to talk or play until the afternoon Amy brings home a sloth. Then things start changing very, very slowly.
Cat in a box, Jo Williamson.
A loving look at what our feline friends really do all day, with heaps of humour and cattitude. The hugely talented Jo Williamson has created a joyful picture book packed with peek- a-boo boxes, quick cat-naps, stretching on keyboards and hating baths!
Dinosaur munch!: the Diplodocus, [text by Jeanne Willis].
The World of Dinosaur Roar! is a brand new collectable series of books created by Peter Curtis and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London. Inspired by the classic picture book Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a range of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children. The wonderful rhyming text has been written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, and introduces Dinosaur Munch and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus has been approved by the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book includes a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide.
Dinosaur stomp!: the Triceratops, [text by Jeanne Willis].
The World of Dinosaur Roar! is a brand new collectable series of books created by Peter Curtis and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London. Inspired by the classic picture book Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a range of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children. The wonderful rhyming text has been written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, and introduces Dinosaur Stomp and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops has been approved by the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book includes a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide.
Lazy cat, Julia Woolf.
Doodle Dog is a very good friend to Lazy Cat, but Lazy Cat isn't alwas such a grood friend back. In fact, he is so lazy, he has Doodle Dog running errands for him all day long. It's time for a dog to make a stand.
Morris Mole, Dan Yaccarino.
Morris Mole has always been a little bit different. When the moles are running low on food, it's up to clever Morris to save the day. With a little help from an unexpected friend and a lot of digging, Morris learns that even the smallest creatures can do big things.
A new friend for Sparkle, Amy Young.
When Lucy's friend Brock visits, Sparkle the "unicorn" is jealous until he and Brock discover a shared love of drumming and dancing.
A unicorn named Sparkle, Amy Young.
A picture book about a little girl who desparately wants a beautiful unicorn as a pet, but winds up with a less than desirable one instead.
My brother is a beast, written by Damon Young ; illustrated by Peter Carnavas.
Some brothers tap tambourines as the drummers keep the beat. But my brother is a beast he pounds pianos with his feet. All brothers are different. But what if your brother was really different? What if your brother was a beast?
The Jelly Bean tree, Toni Yuly.
Jelly Bean the Giraffe was napping when a bird built a nest on her, but she remains very still and careful until the baby birds hatch.

Younger Fiction

The tale of Angelino Brown, David Almond ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith.
Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus. Bert and Betty's friends think he's lovely. So do Nancy and Jack and Alice from Class 5K. What a wonder! But Acting Head Teacher Mrs Mole is not so sure. Nor is Professor Smellie. Or the mysterious bloke in black who claims to be a School Inspector. Then there's Basher Malone big, lumbering Basher Malone. He really doesn't like Angelino. And it looks like he's out to get him.
Great cake off, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by Alex Lopez.
Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Great Cake Off: it's time for the school cake competition. The friends bake some monster recipes, but will they end up with soggy bottoms?
Mummy mayhem, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by Alex Lopez.
Follow the adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Mummy Mayhem: a school trip to the museum turns into a nightmare when Egyptian mummies come to life. Sam, Lin and Danny have to get them back in their boxes.
Talent fright, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by Alex Lopez.
Follow the adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Talent Fright: Sam, Lin and Danny put on a show for the Hangem High School talent night. It's going to be a real show stopper with eye-popping results!
Teacher trouble, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by Alex Lopez.
There's a new teacher in town, and he has a secret he's a monster hunter! The three friends must stay one step ahead of him. Join the monsters, Sam, Lin and Danny, as they try to fit in with the humans at school. It's dead funny!
Smoke, Cao Wenxuan ; illustrated by Yu Rong ; translated by Duncan Poupard.
Mr Pang lives on the east side of the river and Mr Shou lives on the west. They are always fighting over something until one morning, when the two families are cooking breakfast. The family on the east side of the river is using wet firewood, giving off black smoke, while the family on the east side is using dried firewood, giving off white smoke. The black smoke and white smoke float gently up into the air towards each other...and things start to change.
Waiting for Sophie, Sarah Ellis ; illustrated by Carmen Mok.
Liam finds it hard to be patient while waiting for his sister to be born, then while waiting for her to grow up, so he builds something to speed up the process with the help of Nana-Downstairs.
Maya's story, Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge ; illustrated by Deborah Marcero.
When Maya, who has been preparing for the school spelling bee for weeks, loses to Sadie, Ms. M the witch appears to help Maya deal with her jealousy and learn to be a good friend.
The amazing adventures of "Super Fight Guy", [Joshua T Jones].
A colourful story written and illustrated by this young 10 yr old author about a young boy who loves art and drawing, but also fantasises on becoming a Superhero. He makes good on his dream by creating a crime fighting character along with a costume to defend against bullying in his school. He teams up with a young female student who gets inspired by his idea, and the dynamic duo both prepare themselves to take on the bullies at school. A great read for the young and imaginative.
Soda Pop, Barbro Lindgren ; illustrated by Lisen Adbåge ; translated by Sarah Death.
Soda Pop loves bright orange clothes and wears a tea cosy on his head. He has brought up his son Mazarin on sweet buns and love. Grandfather Dartanyong emerges from his woodshed every morning with a new identity, and Great-grandfather thinks he is a cuckoo.
Ugly Cat & Pablo, Isabel Quintero with illustrations by Tom Knight
Ugly Cat and Pablo couldn't be more different, but when these two mejor amigos come together, there are loads of laughs, slithery misunderstandings, and tasty treats. Ugly Cat is dying for a paleta (ice pop) and his friend Pablo is determined to help him get one by scaring a little girl who is enjoying a coconut paleta in the park. Things go horribly wrong when, instead of being scared, the little girl picks Pablo up and declares that he would make great snack for her pet snake. Oh and there's also the small problem that Ugly Cat may have inadvertently swallowed Pablo in all of the commotion!
The hunt for the hundredth key, Geronimo Stilton.
Geronimo, Thea, and Trap are exploring a mysterious old castle built by the founder of New Mouse City. Can they unlock all its rooms and discover its secrets?
The search for treasure: the sixth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton ; [translated by Lidia Morson Tramontozzi ; illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and four others]].
Once again Geronimo Stilton is pulled into the Kingdom of Fantasy, where he is needed to fulfill the ancient Gemstone Prophecy, and prevent Scorcher, the evil Empress of Witches, from obtaining the Royal Sapphire which will give her immense power.
The secret of the snow, Thea Stilton.
Thea Stilton and her sisters journey to the land of Minwa, a realm linked to the legends of Japan and wrapped in mysteries and enchantments, to discover why the realm's special lotus flowers are disappearing and why their disappearance seems to be threatening the whole land.
Ruben, Bruce Whatley.
Ruben's dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn't exist. At least not anymore.