New Titles Children’s March 2015 (arrived in February 2015)

Audio Visual

Dakota's summer [videorecording], written and directed by Timothy Armstrong.
In the second chapter of the Cowgirls 'n angels story, a seventeen-year-old girl received unexpected news. Afterwards, she experiences an exciting, yet challenging life in and out of the rodeo circuit. Along the way, she learns that with courage, friendship, and passion, anything is possible.
Pororo's racing adventure, directed by Park Young-Kyun.
Curious penguin Pororo dreams of becoming a Super Sled champion in Northpia's Super Sled Championships. When Pororo and his friends hitch a ride on an airplane he accidentally causes to make an emergency landing, he has his chance to compete and make his dream come true.
Pudsey the dog [DVD] : the movie, directed by Nick Moore.
A heartwarming adventure for all the family, Pudsey the movie follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger and looking out for number one until he meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realise what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.
The Boxtrolls.
The film tells the story of an orphaned boy named Eggs who was raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors called the Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls are targeted by an evil exterminator named Archibald Snatcher, and Eggs has to save his family from Snatcher.
The reef. 2, High tide, directed by Mark Dippe.
If it weren't for the sharks, the reef would be a tropical paradise underwater. In this second adventure, Pi and Cordelia are now parents of their new son Junior. And Pi's shark enemy, Troy, is again on the loose, on the hunt with his shark gang, and just waiting for high tide. Pi decides to train his family and reef buddies in the art of water fu to have them all prepared for the underwater battle.
Bananas in pyjamas. Morgan the Magnificent [DVD].
B1 & B2 try to hel Morgan achieve his dream of becoming a magician, however the Bananas ideas turn out to be not very helpful at all!
Bubble Guppies. Sunny days!
Get ready for the summer with six exciting underwater adventures!
Chuggington. Chuggineers ready to build [DVD]
Brewster joins Chuggineers Zack, Fletch and Tyne to build tracks, bridges and tunnels, make repairs, haul heavy loads and more! Featuring new wagons and machines, like the huge yellow Mega Chug Crane, and new friends, including Payce, the tunnel runner from Tootington, and Cormac, the cheeky forklift engine, Wilson, Brewster, Koko, and your own little trainee will discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork!
Dinosaur train. Classic in the jurassic [DVD].
Join Buddy and his friends on the Dinosaur Train as they participate in the greatest dinosaur sporting event of all time, The Classic in the Jurassic. Different species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods compete against each other to see who is the best at racing, swimming and flying! Includes 6 stories plus Dr Scott teaches us more about the real-life world of dinosaurs!
Dora the Explorer. Dora the Explorer's magical sleepover.
Join Dora, Diego and Boots as they have a sleepover in a museum, and go on a magical journey into a painting to try to break the spell that has turned Prince Miguel into a lion.
Peg + Cat. Numbers + Adventure = Fun.
Peg Cat is an animated series that follows an adorable spirited little girl, Peg, and her sidekick, Cat, as they encounter unexpected problems that require fun and creative solutions. In order to solve the problems, Peg and her Cat must add, subtract and apply basic arithmetic. When someone leaves the chicken coop open and the chickens run-a-muck, it's up to Peg and Cat to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees.
Ready for school.
Get ready for school with your friends from ABC for Kids. In this collection of episodes go to school with Daniel Tiger, Gaspard and Lisa and the gang from Yo Gabba Gabba! Sign up for Mike the Knight's Knight School, learn about Dinosaurs with Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and find out about marine creatures with the Octonauts.
SpongeBob SquarePants. It came from Goo Lagoon [DVD].
What do microwave ovens, dry cleaning, corn dogs and purple floaty things have in common? They can all destroy Bikini Bottom, that's what! But will they? Find out in this spine-tingling SpongeBob SquarePants adventure.
SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob's who Bob what pants? [DVD].
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Season 2, volume 3, Renegade rampage!
Mayhem ensues as the Turtles face new, dangerous mutants in a special double episode. Plus, the boys try LARPing, Karai finally realises the truth, mutant villains steal retro-mutagen, and the City is invaded by a new mutant who uses living pizzas to attack!
Tree Fu Tom. Tree Fu go.
Join Tom and his fiathful sidekick Twigs on their amazing adventures in the enchanted world of Treetopolis. Tom must harness the spectacular power of Tree Fu and, with your help, us big world magic to avert disasters, save his friends and overcome the epic challenges of the magical and natural world.
Tree Fu Tom. Tree Fu magic.
Join Tom and his faithful sidekick Twigs on their amazing adventures in the enchanted world of Treetopolis. Tom must harness the spectacular power of Tree Fu and, with your help, us big world magic to avert disasters, save his friends and overcome the epic challenges of the magical and natural world.
Winx Club. Season 6, Volume 2, The search for Eldora.
The Winx are on a quest to find the fairy godmother Eldora, who can help them lock the powerful Legendarium. Can the fairies find the key to lock the book before Selina and the Trix unleash the Legendarium's horrors?
Angelina ballerina. Twists & twirls [DVD].
Angelina discovers that being original and creative is much more exciting than following the crowd, Angelina and Gracie discover being roommates isn't easy, and Angelina's parents get into the swing of things with their very own new dance routine. The stage is set for an absolutely, positively, amazing time!
Little Princess. I want to be queen.
Little Princess is full of energy, charm and questions about how the world works. As with most little children she has an irrepressible curiosity and is delightfully stubborn when things don't go her way. But however demanding Little Princess gets, you can't stay angry for long once she puts on her big smile and tries to make it all better.
The parent agency, David Baddiel.
Barry has always hated being called Barry. In fact, its number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1. 'being boring' and 3. 'always being tired'. But then one day Barry makes a fateful wish, and finds himself in a world where everything is upside down.
The island of lost horses, Stacy Gregg.
Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses - an epic Caribbean adventure! On a remote tropical island, twelve year- old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back to the time of Christopher Columbus - when Beatriz stumbles across a wild mare with strange markings in the jungle she can't believe it is real. Yet from that moment on the strongest connection grows between them, and she begins to uncover an incredible history. For centuries ago, Felipa and her horse, Cara Blanca, were running for their lives. As the fates of Beatriz, Felipa and their horses become entwined, Beatriz realises that the future of the world's rarest horses depends on her. Based on the extraordinary true story of the Abaco Barb, a real-life mystery that has remained unsolved for over five hundred years.

Into Reading

Brilliant birds, Thea Feldman.
Provides simple information about different birds. Text consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest information, easy vocabulary with a high degree of phonic regularity and lots of repetition.
African savannah, Claire Llewellyn.
African Savannah introduces children who are beginning to read alone to the grasslands of Africa, and the amazing variety of animals that live there. From plant-eating elephants and zebras to meat-eating big cats and vultures, this book brings to life this fascinating habitat, its people and its wildlife.
Power up!, written by Julia March.
It's time to power up CHI as the Tribes of Chima face new dangers and enemies! In this book, you can meet new characters and join familiar faces like Laval the Lion and Cragger on their adventures, and learn all about the incredible power of CHI.
Keira the film star fairy, Daisy Meadows.
Kirsty and Rachel are starring in a movie! But Keira the Film Star Fairy's magical objects have gone missing. Can the girls get them back from Jack Frost before he ruins their movie-star moment?
Amelia Bedelia chalks one up, Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.
Amelia Bedelia suggests that her Mom, who is feeling blue, go on a play date while Amelia Bedelia is doing the same, and then enlists her friends to help make chalk drawings on the house, sidewalk, and more to brighten Mom's day with her favourite things.
Beware the Inquisitor!, written by Lisa Stock.
A short story for kids who are beginning to read for meaning, decoding, recognising words and to enjoy reading. It is set between the events of Star Wars Episode III and IV, just as the Empire is expanding its evil reign across the galaxy, hunting down the last few remaining Jedi.
Busy butterflies, Gail Tuchman.
Flap your wings and fly! Find out all about butterflies, and a tiny, hungry caterpillar.
Military vehicles, Jack Wesley.
Discover More Reader: Military Vehicles is a Level 2 Reader (ages 5-7) packed with key facts, maps, charts and challenging vocabulary to explain it all. Discover the coolest military vehicles from the air, land, and sea. Comes with free digital book featuring extra content, games and activities, plus audio and video enhancements.
Astronauts, Hannah Wilson.
Astronaut introduces children who are reading alone with some help to the life of a space astronaut, from the suits they wear to the food they eat in the International Space Station and the way they train for their space missions. It looks at some famous astronauts in the history of space exploration, including the first man in space and the first man to walk on the Moon.
Digger and Daisy go to the doctor, Judy Young ; illustrated by Dana Sullivan.
Digger is not feeling well but after his sister, Daisy, convinces him to go see a doctor she must still persuade him to be brave by getting her own examination.


Who's in my family? : all about our families, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.
Join Nellie and Gus and their parents for a day at the zoo, where they see all kinds of children and families both animal and human! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a big dinner at home.
The trees and me, Bianca Begovich ; illustrations by Scott Pearson.
Trees are home to many plants, animals and other organisms. Without trees, these species won't survive. And what would happen to us if there were no trees to help create the air we breathe? It's too easy to think that little things don't matter. But small actions can have huge impacts. When we each take a little time to care, our forests and bush remain healthy for all of us to enjoy.
Reading with pictures : comics that make kids smarter! Josh Elder.
Featuring more than a dozen short comic stories, this volume addresses specific learning concepts in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science while offering an immersive textual and visual experience that kids will enjoy even as it helps them learn.
Aesop's fables, with illustrations by Ernest Griset.
For more than 2,000 years, the fables of the Greek slave known as Aesop have entertained readers with their wise reflections on human nature and their insightful, often witty 'morals'. This edition features more than 300 selections passed down through the ages.
The Snow Queen, adapted from the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson ; text by Natacha Godeau ; illustrations by Giorgio Baroni ; translation from French by Susan Allen-Maurin.
A little girl journeys to the Snow Queen's domain to search for her friend whose heart has been turned to ice.
King Thrushbeard, The Bothers Grimm ; illustrated by Irina Dobrescu.
Because of her hateful pride, the king gives his daughter in marriage to the first beggar that comes to the castle.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger ; retold by Renate Raecke from an old legend collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ; translated by Anthea Bell.
The people of Hamelin agree to pay a hefty sum to a piper who promises to end the plague of rats infesting their town. But when they refuse to pay him after the job is completed, he takes a horrible revenge.
A-maze-ing minotaur, written by Juliet Rix ; illustrated by Juliet Snape.
Retells the Greek myth of how Theseus defeated King Minos' Minotaur with help from Princess Ariadne.
The strongest boy in the world, Jessica Souhami.
Retells the traditional Japanese tale in which a boy, who has defeated all the other boys in his village in wrestling, travels to the city to test his skill at a sumo tournament, but along the way he meets a girl who is even stronger than he.
Chinese and English nursery rhymes : share and sing in two languages, Faye-Lynn Wu ; illustrations by Kieren Dutcher.
A collection of nursery rhymes in English and Chinese, some originating from each tradition, interspersed with facts about Chinese culture and traditions.
My big barefoot book of wonderful words, Sophie Fatus.
Follow a bustling family through their busy day. The story unfolds through simple header sentences and bright detailed
O a lanu o mea ai nei?, Carolyn Collis ; Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
The bears are looking at the colours of food.
Ngaahi lanu i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The snails find flowers of different colours in Tonga.
Lau mataifika faka-tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears count groups of objects they find in Tonga.
The brain-bending basics, Kjartan Poskitt ; illustrations, Rob Davis.
Murderous Maths: The Brain-Bending Basics is full of facts, tricks and tips to give children a roller-coaster overview into the world of murderous maths. Updated for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can learn to become mathematical masters with simple explanations and hilarious characters.
The secrets of sums, Kjartan Poskitt ; illustrations, Rob Davis.
Murderous Maths: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. Updated for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can learn all about prime suspects, diabolical division, sneaky signs and much more.
All shapes and sizes, Kjartan Poskitt ; illustrations, Rob Davis.
Murderous Maths: All Shapes and Sizes is full of facts, tricks and tips about why shapes are super and measurements are magic! Updated for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can learn all about tricky triangles, vicious circles, spangled angles and much more with simple explanations and hilarious characters.
The magic of maths, Kjartan Poskitt ; illustrations, Rob Davis.
Murderous Maths: The Magic of Maths is full of incredible tricks to wow children and teachers alike. Brand new for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can discover how to use the power of maths to beat the calculator, perform amazing card tricks and even read minds!
Space : an amazing fact file and hands-on project book : with 19 easy-to-do experiments and 300 exciting pictures, Ian Graham ; consultant: Dr Geraint H Jones.
Provides an introduction to the observation and exploration of space and includes simple projects showing how rockets work, how to make artificial gravity, and how geostationary orbits work.
Moons, Kate Riggs.
A young scientist's guide to natural satellites called moons, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
Galaxies, Kate Riggs.
A young scientist's guide to stellar galaxies, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
The moon, Nuria Roca & Carol Isern, Rocio Bonilla.
Asteroids, Kate Riggs.
A young scientist's guide to rocky asteroids, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
Planets, Kate Riggs.
A young scientist's guide to planetary bodies, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
Comets, Kate Riggs.
A young scientist's guide to orbiting comets, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
The sun, Kate Riggs.
A young scientist's guide to the sun and other stars, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
The Little Kiwi book of months, Frances Chan.
Learn the months and the seasons from this rhyming book.
Physics : investigate the mechanics of nature, Jane Gardner ; illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh.
Provides an introduction to physics, explaining how skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks, how gravity determines the path of a baseball throw, and how electricity is used to power toasters and put on rock shows.
Full speed ahead! how fast things go, Cruschiform.
Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.
Planet Earth : continents, oceans, climate, geology : with 19 easy-to-do experiments and 250 exciting pictures, John Farndon ; consultant, Rodney Walshaw.
Packed with facts on the birth of our planet and the forces that shape the land, this title helps you discover how and why the Earth is unique, how life-support systems such as the atmosphere, water and just the right amount of energy from the Sun make our environment so rich and varied.
Eyewitness ocean, written by Dr. Miranda MacQuitty ; photographed by Frank Greenaway.
Explores the diversity of life in the sea, including predators and prey, the coral reef, and life in the twilight zone of the ocean, with information on products of the ocean, ocean explorers, and preservation of this natural resource.
Who has this tail?, Laura Hulbert ; illustrated by Erik Brooks.
Short and fuzzy, long and scaled: no matter their size and shape, tails aren't just hanging around - they're useful! This book invites readers to guess the owner of nine tails, and then turn the page to see the animal and its tail in action.
Animal stories : heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom, Jane Yolen and 3 others; illustrated by Jui Ishida.
Presents a collection of true animal stories from different historical periods, including the tales of Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, and Internet sensation Christian the lion.
Animal teachers, Janet Halfmann ; illustrations by Katy Hudson.
What's a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how an otter takes swimming lessons, or how a chick learns to peck! Short entries portray how twelve different animals are taught various "lessons." Loads of information about nature is offered in brief, kid-friendly explanations paired with striking illustrations.
101 hidden animals, Melvin + Gilda Berger.
Describes the many ways animals hide and defend themselves from their prey.
Tushes & tails!, Stephane Frattini.
Invites readers to guess which animal is featured on each page and learn fascinating facts about it.
Invisible to the eye : animals in disguise, Kendra Muntz.
Presents facts and photographs of animals blending into their natural environment, from an orchid mantis to an arctic fox.
Jungle animals, Jinny Johnson and Nicki Palin.
Introduces readers to jungle animals such as the golden lion tamarin, parrot, river dolphin, and ocelot, with answers to questions underneath lift-the-flap pages.
Rain forest colors, Janet Lawler ; photographs by Tim Laman.
Discover the variety of colours that can be found in a rain forest.
Awesome animals of Aotearoa, Jahri Jah Jah!
Introduces native animals, birds and wildlife of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Little kids first big book of bugs, Catherine D. Hughes.
A fact-filled introduction to a variety of jumping, crawling, and creeping insects expands from backyard favourites, including ladybugs and fireflies, to more exotic species from the world's rain forests and deserts.
Penguins, general editor, Tim Harris.
Planned with reference to the national curriculum, this title looks at how penguins work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of penguins.
Wolves, general editor, Tim Harris.
Planned with reference to the national curriculum, this title looks at how wolves work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of wolves.
Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh, Sally M. Walker ; illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss.
When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. But who could care for the bear when Harry went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie he could care for this bear too!
Ultimate body-pedia : an amazing inside-out tour of the human body, Christina Wilsdon, Patricai Daniels, and Jen Agresta ; select medical illustrations by Cynthia Turner.
This fun, smart guide answers kids' questions as it takes them on a journey through the human body and all its systems. The book is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top-10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details.
Extreme weather : surviving tornadoes, sandstorms, hailstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more!, Thomas M. Kostigen.
Record heat. Record storms. Record drought, snow, rain, and ocean levels. What's going on? In a world of crazy weather exacerbated by climate change, knowing about tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, derachos, blizzards, and storms is more important than ever. This book, based on cutting-edge science and first-hand accounts, helps kids learn about what's going on and what to do about it.
The nitty-gritty gardening book : fun projects for all seasons, Kari Cornell ; photographs by Jennifer S. Larson.
Grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers! Become a gardener in any season with these fun and easy projects. You don't even need a garden space many of these activities can be done by planting in containers to set on a porch or a patio or even in a window. Try your hand at growing potatoes and strawberries. Plant bright flowers that attract butterflies, birds, and bees. Learn how to get daffodils to bloom in the winter! You can even make your own compost. Colorful photographs and simple step-by-step drawings make each project easy to follow for gardening success. Ready to get your hands dirty and your garden growing?
Pets, Hannah Wilson and John Butler.
Curious young children can discover the world of their favourite furry and feathered friends as pets of all shapes and sizes play, hop, and chase their way through this interactive book.
Mummy & me bake, photographer, Will Heap.
From icing biscuits to making pizza people, this book helps you and your child learn how to make delicious biscuits, follow mouth-watering cupcake recipes and discover how to bake a cake as a family with this easy-to-follow kids' cookbook, as well as introducing your child to basic baking know-how such as kneading and mixing.
The children's book of baking bread, Abigail Wheatley with Sam Baer
There is something incredibly satisfying about baking your own bread and this book is a great introduction to the art of bread-making, perfect for children and beginners of any age.
Cool creations in 101 pieces, Sean Kenney.
You can build even more models in this follow-up to the author's 'Cool creations in 35 pieces!' Lay out your pieces, follow the simple instructions, tips and techniques, and create the exciting miniatures.
7-kaji parun saenghwal supgwan ul killo chunun uri ai ch'ot chongi chopgi : 3-5-se, ssugo manduni Ha Se ryon.
Whai mai!, written by Sharon Holt ; illustrated by Deborah Hinde.
A song about playing at the park. Includes guitar chords.
Piano, Kate Riggs.
A primary prelude to the piano, including what the keyboard instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it.
Violin, Kate Riggs.
A primary prelude to the violin, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it.
Guitar, Kate Riggs.
A primary prelude to the guitar, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it.
Flute, Kate Riggs.
A primary prelude to the flute, including what the woodwind instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it.
Trumpet, Kate Riggs.
A primary prelude to the trumpet, including what the brass instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it.
Disney Frozen : the essential guide, written by Barbara Bazaldua.
The essential sing-along companion to the world of Frozen. The Frozen Essential Collection takes you deep into the world of Disney's award-winning movie, Frozen. A beautiful slipcase houses an Essential Guide with all the lyrics and a sticker book. Sing along to your favourite Frozen songs with the lyrics right in front of you and create your own Frozen scenes with the bright stickers inside.
Harry Potter : the creature vault : the creatures and plants of the Harry Potter films, Jody Revenson.
Dementors and House-elves, merpeople and Chinese Fireball Dragons, these are just a few of the magical creatures and frightening monsters populating J. K. Rowling's wizarding world. Harry Potter: The Creature Vault is a fascinating look at how this menagerie was brought to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. Detailed profiles of each creature include rare concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photography, and filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. A removable poster picturing each of the creatures and an interactive Eeylops Owl Emporium catalog complete this must-have package.
Lots of rabbits to spot, written by Louie Stowell ; illustrated by David Semple ; designed by Matthew Bromley … et al. ; edited by Anna Milbourne.
A look-and-talk book to share with preschool children, which helps develop visual discrimination and building new vocabularly. It also includes puzzles, games and stickers to add an interactive element to the learning experience.
K-zone totally awesome jokes.
What happens to a frog that is illegally parked? He gets toad away! From gross gags that will make you ROFL to the best of the worst Dad jokes, get ready for the most hilarious collection of crack-ups yet! With over 500 totally awesome jokes inside from the coolest K-Zoners around, it's never been easier to keep laughing!
Apefa'i, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
Reader for children in Samoan where Oscar the Bear is asked to help his friends. What does he get for them when he climbs up his ladder into the plum tree?
Hey diddle diddle = Le pusi ma le laʼ au ʼili, illustrated by Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina: Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Consists of photographs of toys illustrating a traditional nursery rhyme.
Hickory dickory dock = Ua tamo e a e le isumu i le uati, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina: Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Consists of photographs of toys illustrating a traditional nursery
Kiui, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina, Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Oscar the bear looks at a kiwi.
Lavalava teteu, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina: Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
The bears are dressing up in different patterns.
Lupe vao, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina: Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Oscar the bear visits the kereru as they have a busy day.
O le a lo u umi?, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina: Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
The bears are learning to measure how tall they are.
Pagāīvi meaolo anamuā i Niu Sila, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina, Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Oscar looks at New Zealand fossil bones from dinosaurs and sea monsters.
Takahe, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina, Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Oscar the bear looks at the takahe. It slowly moves around eating and preening itself.
Tuna, Carolyn Collis ; fa'aliliuina, Fa'atili Iosua Esera.
Reader for children in Samoan where Oscar the Bear finds out about eels.
Eva i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch how people are moving around in Tongatapu.
Fanga puaka taumatā'u, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch the pigs that go fishing for food in the sea at low tide each day.
Fei’umu i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch people make an umu on Sunday in Tonga.
Femou’ekina i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch people as they are busy in Tonga.
Matatahi i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears look at what is by the sea in Tonga.
Me’akai i Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears look at the food that people grow, buy and eat in Tonga.
Motu’a moa i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The chicks follow the hen all around Tonga and then go home.
Ngaahi fuo i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears look for shapes around them in Tonga.
Ngaahi hiva i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch people dance and make music in Tonga.
Ngaahi monumanu i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch creatures that live in Tonga.
Ngaue fakamea’a i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch people to see how they are making clothes in Tonga. They see taovala, tupenu and kiekie for people to wear.
Vala i Tonga, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Fekita Mataele.
The bears watch people choose their clothes for life in Tonga.
I want to read and speak Kiribati, Kinaua Ewels.
Kirbati-English primer. Kiribati is a Pacific nation which straddles the equator. The Kiribati population in New Zealand is about 1000. Most of the children in New Zealand use English as their language. Some children are encouraged to use Kiribati at home but still do not write the language because they do not have a written text. This book will assist children in New Zealand and Kiribati to become bi-lingual.
Where arrows fly : the fun and adventures of a 'pioneering' New Zealand family, Rosie Boom.
Continues the adventures of the Boom Family and the everyday joy and challenges of the simple life. As eleven-year old Milly and her family begin their second year of living in the ninety-year old barn, Milly has never been happier. While Dad and Mum are busy building the new family home, the children are messing about the land. Their days are full of adventures - horse riding, camping in Lantern Waste, making huts, canoeing and swimming in the river, archery — and all the while, Milly's collection of animals continues to grow. But one thing is missing. Milly dreams of milking her very own cow. However when the time finally comes, Milly disovers that training a house cow is not as easy as she thought it would be.
Where the crickets sing : the fun and adventures of a 'pioneering' New Zealand family, Rosie Boom.
Continues the adventures of the Boom family for another year, as they live in a 90-year-old barn on a small block of land just outside Whangarei, New Zealand. Milly's day are filled to the brim caring for her animals, milking cows, playing with her brothers and sisters, and helping her parents build the new family home.
Where the river rises : the fun and adventures of a pioneering New Zealand family, Rosie Boom.
The book is the fourth and final book in The Barn Chronicles series. It tells of the fun and adventures the Boom family experiences while in their fourth year of living in their 93 year old barn in rural Northland, New Zealand.
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas.
In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest in science, and his idea to build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.
Matisse's garden, Samantha Friedman ; illustrations by Cristina Amodeo with reproductions of artworks by Henri Matisse.
This collaboration between Friedman, an assistant curator at New York's Museum of Modern Art, and Milan-based illustrator Amodeo, focuses on the artist's exploration of cut-paper collage.
World War I, written by Simon Adams ; photographed by Andy Crawford.
A close-up study of World War I takes readers on a gripping journey into the heart of the war where they will witness life in the trenches, the devastation of Europe by the Great War and much more, in a visual account that features photographs, maps and an abundance of information, releasing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.
Waitangi Day : the New Zealand story : what it is and why it matters, Philippa Werry.
Reviews the historic events behind the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and charts the celebrations, tensions and protests witnessed in the years that followed, concluding with a summary of the Waitangi Day events held around the country on 6th February today. Includes the first interactions in Northland with Māori, sealers, whalers and missionaries to the gifting of the treaty grounds by Lord and Lady Bledisloe, the impact of the New Zealand Wars and two World Wars, royal visits, the rise of Māori activism and claims for sovereignty. Historic and colour photographs portray the numerous historic sites in and around the Bay of Islands which have relevance to the Waitangi story, and record the politics of change that led to formal recognition of The Waitangi Day Act in 1976.
Amu, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
The bears look at colours from the New Zealand bush. What colours will they weave into a scarf?
Hashigo, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Oscar is asked to help each bear. What does he get for them when he climbs up his ladder into the plum tree?
Iroiro na katachi, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Ladybird finds shapes in the garden.
Kakurenbo, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
The rabbits are playing in the daffodils.
Kia, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Oscar the bear visits the friendly kea.
Kiwi, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar looks at a kiwi.
Nezumi, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Count the mice from ten to one and see what they do for fun.
Oru, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
The bears look at colours from a New Zealand beach. What colours will they weave into a scarf?
Tabemono, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
The bears are looking at the colours of some New Zealand food.
Takasa, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Tenki, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Oscar looks at what is happening in New Zealand in different weather.
Tsuite oide, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Oscar asks Rapeti to follow him. They go up, down, over and under to find a surprise.
Youfuku, Carolyn Collis ; translation: Mikiko Aoki.
Oscar is choosing clothes to go outside on a cold day.
Karo sero segyesa. 4, K'aenada. Hoju. Nyujillaendu t'aep'yongyang ui chollmun nara tul = Canada Australia New Zealand, Yi Won bok kul, kurim.
K'uk'i ron kaegu kwahak sangsik, kul Cho Chu hui ; kurim Yi T'ae yong, kamsu Yi Sang won.
Tanch'u manyo ui susanghan sikdang, Chong Nan hui kul ; Han Ho jin kurim.
Odum sok ui pomul sangja, Ho Kyo bom kul ; Ko Sang mi kurim.
Ppittul ppaettul t'ullyodo choa!, Ellinoaru K'ello, Naama P'ellegu Ssegal kul ; Aya Kodun Noi kurim ; Pak Tae jin omgim.
Turaegon pilliji. 6 = Dragon village, Kim On jong kul ; Kim Ch'an kurim.
El sodu. 23, Kim Un jong kul ; Ha Rim kurim.
Naeil un palmyong wang. 10 pongyok taegyol kwahak palmyong manhwa, kul Komdori co ; kurim Hong Chong hyon.
Segyesa pomul ch'atgi : Indosu mynmyong p'yon, Komdori co kul ; Kang Kyong ho kurim.
Kangaji ttong, kul Kwon Chong-saeng ; kurim Chong Sung-gak.
Kyoul wangguk, kul, kurim Dijuni ; ponyok Chi Hye-yon.
Kyoul wangguk, omgim Pak Min-hae.
Myongnyang. 1.
Myongnyang. 2.
Myong t'amjong T'imi. 2, Widaehan t'amjong ppobgi taehoe, Sut'ep'an P'asut'isu ; Chi Hye yon omgim.
Tchajung bang, kul So Chung-ae ; kurim Pang Sae-mi.
K'omik meip'ul sut'ori : op'u rain RPG 72, Song To su kul ; So Chong un kurim.
K'uk'i ron odubench'o. 1, kul Song To su ; kurim So Chong un.
K'uk'i ron odubench'o. 2, kul Song To su ; kurim So Chong un.
K'uk'i ron odubench'o. 3, kul Song To su ; kurim So Chong un.
K'uk'i ron odubench'o. 4, kul Song To su ; kurim So Chong un.
Naeil un silhom wang. 26 : pongyok taegyol kwahak sirom manhwa, kul Sut'oti a ; kurim Hong Chong hyon.
Naeil un silhom wang. 27 : pongyok taegyol kwahak sirom manhwa, kul Sut'oti a ; kurim Hong Chong hyon.
Naeil un silhom wang. 28 : pongyok taegyol kwahak sirom manhwa, kul Sut'oti a ; kurim Hong Chong hyon.
Tto chalmot ppobun panjang, Yi Un jae kul ; Sin Min jae kurim.

Older Fiction

The Grunts in a jam, Philip Ardagh ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
The gloriously grubby Grunts family head to a country fair so Mrs Grunt's mother can enter her homemade jam in the Preserves, Jams and Jellies Competition. There's nothing in that plan to suggest they'll encounter sabotage, bad poetry and prison, is there? Hmmm. This is The Grunts we're talking about.
The terrible two, Mac Barnett, Jory John ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell.
When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
Rogue wave, Jennifer Donnelly.
Six mermaids battle to save their hidden world. Serafina, Neela and four others have successfully escaped Captain Traho and his men after their hideout with the river witches was stormed. They must stop an ancient evil from escaping its icy prison by finding six talismans hidden by Serafina's ancestor hundreds of years before. With all the Mer nations looking for them and no clue where to start, will the mermaids find the talismans before the monster is released?
Alistair Grim's Odditorium, Gregory Funaro ; illustrations by Vivienne To.
In Victorian England, Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep's apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.
The honest truth, Dan Gemeinhart.
A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau but with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on nothing will be easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.
Darkmouth, Shane Hegarty ; illustrated by James de la Rue.
Legends (also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters) have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world. But don't panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter Finn will protect us. Finn: twelve-years-old, loves animals, not a natural fighter, but tries really, really hard, and we all know good intentions are the best weapons against a hungry Minotaur, right? On second thoughts, panic!
Fish in a tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read.
Convergence, written by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore ; art by Andie Tong.
Follows the experiences of a Chinese-American teen who is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers.
The courage of Cat Campbell, Natasha Lowe.
Although her mother, Poppy Pendle, believes magic ruins lives, eleven-year-old Cat Campbell is a late-blooming witch whose magical abilities are bursting to be mastered.
The inquisitor's mark, Dianne K. Salerni.
After an all-out battle in Mexico, Jax, Riley, and Evangeline have gone into hiding. There are still rogue Transitioners and evil Kin lords on the hunt for Riley, a descendant of King Arthur, and Evangeline, a powerful wizard with bloodlines to Merlin, in order to gain control over the Eighth Day. So when Finn Ambrose, a mysterious stranger, contacts Jax claiming to be his uncle, Jax's defenses go up especially after Jax learns that he's holding Jax's best friend Billy hostage
Edison's alley, Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman.
Nick and his friends race against their foes to retrieve more pieces of Tesla's free energy transmitter, only to see them fall into the hands of the Accelerati's shadowy leader.
Red butterfly, A.L. Sonnichsen ; illustrated by Amy June Bates.
In China, a foundling girl with a deformed hand raised in secret by an American woman must navigate China's strict adoption system when she is torn away from the only family she has ever known.
Moonpenny Island, Tricia Springstubb ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford.
On Moonpenny Island, eleven-year-old Flor O'Dell experiences a series of life changes after her best friend's sent away to a private school.
The chosen prince, Diane Stanley.
Prince Alexos, the long-awaited champion of the goddess Athene, follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: shipwreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island. There he meets the unforgettable Aria and faces the greatest challenge of his life. Based loosely on Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Pack of dorks, Beth Vrabel.
Propelled from coolest to lamest after trying to kiss Tom Lemmings, Lucy tries to navigate the social hierarchy of fourth grade.
The canticle of whispers, David Whitley.
In the final volume of the Agora trilogy, Mark and Lily lead the revolution to unseat the powerful elite and discover the answers to their questions about their origins while confronting the dark and twisted nature of their destinies.
Snake haven : from the archives of the Sea People, Doug Wilson ; cover and internal illustrations by Donovan Bixley.
As Tom Hassler, Hope of the Sea People, races to an oil spill from a wrecked ship to help the terrified, oil-soaked birds, his mind is already on a holiday. Somewhere nice and warm. After all, his grandmother has promised - and he knows he's earned it. But when he finds himself on a tropical island with his best friend Lydia and an aunt he's never met, it all seems too good to be true. And it is. Just offshore is Illiya Island - Snake Haven, home to a secretive snake-worshipping cult. Mysterious giant saltwater crocodiles lurk, and when raiders strike, Tom must draw on every bit of courage and skill to save his friend from the evil snake-worshippers. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? This time, will courage be enough?
The giant razor-clawed granioptrix of Ice Mountain : a tale of a most terrible creature, Doug Wilson ; illustrations by Donovan Bixley.
Tom gets a call to help save a village in a far off land, Moratador, from the pillaging of a great terrifying beast, the Granioptrix, controlled by a marauding thug, Ghastmangle. Tom has a dangerous trip by boat, just escapes drowning as the boat is tossed over rocks, and then by Albatross to meet his grandmother and begins the battle of his life. On the last stage to the village, they have to defeat the killer ice bats of Groanlee Pass. Then the huge Granioptrix. One slash of those razor claws and he's dead. He is assisted by two polar bears, some eagles and the young archer from the village, Lydia. Dangers pile on dangers and his skills are tested to the full before an unexpected chance to win and save the village.
The Rats of Droolmoan Cave : from the archives of the Sea People, Doug Wilson ; illustrations by Donovan Bixley.
Thomas Hassler is an ordinary 12-year old kid. Life is boring as usual. Until one day, Tom's life changes forever. An urgent call from a grandmother he has never met leads him to an isolated castle and an incredible inheritance - the leadership of the Seapeople. At Hassler Castle Tom not only meets his eccentric grandmother, but a girl called Maria, and even more surprisingly giant seals, walruses, orcas, albatrosses, and sea eagles. And the creatures have got an urgent request. After centuries of being imprisoned, the rats of Droolmoan Cave have escaped. It is up to Tom to defeat the rats and their horrible queen. And learn to fly! There are battles, trickery and courage as Tom and Maria face the hordes of killers, with the help of the boldest grandmother of them all.
The whale killers, Doug Wilson ; illustrations by Donovan Bixley.
Tom Hassler is no ordinary boy. He can fly, for a start, and talk to sea creatures. But can he stop the slaughter of innocent whales and their calves in the Great Southern Ocean? Is he brave enough to stand in front of their harpoons, if that's what it takes? In the Antarctic, a group of dastardly whale hunters are on the prowl…
Arcady's goal, written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person and himself.
The curse of the buttons, Anne Ylvisaker.
When a steamboat arrives heralding the news that Iowa has been called up to represent the Union of the United States of America, Ike is beside himself with excitement. For months, the promise of war has enveloped small-town Keokuk like a grand game that everyone's in on everyone but Ike, his swaybacked pony, and his best friend and checkers partner, Albirdie. Left behind with Mother and the aunts and girl cousins while the Button men march forth toward glory, Ike's fate is sealed.
A plague of unicorns, Jane Yolen ; interior illustration, Tom McGrath.
James, an earl's son and bothersome child, may hold the key to saving Cranford Abbey, a dilapidated school where he is sent to be educated, that newly-appointed Abbot Aelian thinks can be saved if he can make cider from the golden apples now being eaten by ravenous unicorns.

Picture Books

Night, night.
Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel tab book from Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch series.
The good morning game, Herve Tullet.
Enjoy a day in the life of a finger worm.
Tickle me!
Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel tab book from Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch series.
Mad about dinosaurs!, Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz.
Discover all your favourite dinosaurs in this rollicking, rhyming prehistoric romp. Meet silly Diplodocus, larger-than-life Giganotosaurus, fierce T-Rex and many more in this bestselling picture book from the award-winning creators of Rumble in the Jungle and Mad About Minibeasts!
Migloo's day, William Bee.
Meet Migloo everyone's favourite dog! Follow Migloo on his adventures through Sunnytown as he follows his nose for delicious treats and meets all his friends along the way Tom the farmer, Sydney the window washer and Agatha the post lady. Migloo is even invited to a very special school concert in the park, but oh, no! The school bus breaks down and the children are stranded! Luckily, when that loveable dog wags his tail, Sunnytown's finest come calling. Migloo might just save the day!
The underwater fancy-dress parade, Davina Bell with illustrations by Allison Colpoys.
The day before the Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, Alfie got that feeling. Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Alfie isn't sure he can go to the parade, but his mum knows there's at least one special place for Alfie a beautiful, shimmery, underwater world that tells Alfie it's okay to feel shy.
Finding spring, Carin Berger.
Too excited to hibernate through his first winter, a bear cub tries to find spring.
A Crankenstein valentine, written by Samantha Berger ; illustrated by Dan Santat.
A boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein on the most "lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year."
Thelma the unicorn, Aaron Blabey.
Thelma is an ordinary pony who longs to be more. One day, she spots a carrot on the ground and comes up with a brilliant idea! She ties it to her head, just before a skidding truck spills pink paint and glitter all over her! Presto! Thelma is a unicorn! Thelma quickly rises to fame, but does she really want all the attention? Or would she be happier as her old self again?
My world, Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Clement Hurd.
A little bunny delights in all the familiar things in his daily life.
Ten little pirates, Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty.
Ten little pirates sailing out to sea, looking for adventure, happy as can be. Are they hunting treasure? Are they going far? Ten little pirates all say, 'Arrrrrr!' Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure.
Summer in springtime, text by Evelyn Buchanan ; art by Tracey Tishrei.
A child named Summer wakes up in a new city and discovers an enchanted garden in springtime.
ABC : a rhyming alphabet book, Rod Campbell.
ABC is a first alphabet book that introduces your child to letters and sounds. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn as they learn about the alphabet with the help of a gently rhyming story and a collection of farm and zoo animals.
A lullaby for little one, Dawn Casey ; illustrated by Charles Fuge.
At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, there's time for just one last game for little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit. All their woodland friends join in, too woo-hoo! but when little Bunny gets tired of all the hullabaloo, Big Daddy Rabbit knows that a special lullaby for little one is exactly what's needed.
You with the stars in your eyes : a little girl's glimpse at cosmic consciousness, Deepak Chopra ; illustrated by Dave Zaboski.
As Tara and her grandfather walk on the beach one starry night, the Moon comes down to join their conversation and explain how humans are related to the stars and all of nature.
Ferns, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear is looking at the different ways ferns grow.
Let's make a quilt, Carolyn Collis.
The bears learn about shapes as they make a quilt for the baby.
My black hen, Carolyn Collis.
The gentlemen are wanting some eggs from the black hen.
Seaweed, Carolyn Collis.
Look at the colours of the seaweed.
The farrier, Carolyn Collis.
The mice watch the farrier make a horseshoe.
Wake up Ruru, Carolyn Collis.
One night the bears went to visit the ruru.
The hog, the shrew and the hullabaloo : a Harry & Lil story, Julia Copus ; illustrated by Eunyoung Seo.
It was night in the village a still, dark night and Harry the Hog was sleeping tight. In her house at the foot of Piggyback Hill, also asleep, was Candy Stripe Lil.
Dinosaur rocket!, Penny Dale.
No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger the moon!
Little Kiwi counts the chicks, Bob Darroch
It's spring and the forest is full of nesting birds. Little Kiwi and Little Sister have never seen so many chicks. They decide to count them all. Join Little Kiwi on a counting adventure from 1 to 10 and meet all the cheeping chicks as they hatch from their eggs!
My first 123, written by Sarah Davis and Dawn Sirett.
Introduces toddlers to numbers. Packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this book helps your toddler learn all about numbers and counting.
My first animals, written by Sarah Davis and Dawn Sirett.
This is the ideal first book to introduce animals to toddlers packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning. Help your toddler learn all about animals in My First Animals.
My first colours, written by Sarah Davis.
Introducing colours to toddlers, this book is packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning. It helps your toddler learn all about colours.
My first trucks, written by Sarah Davis
Packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this book helps your toddler learn all about trucks.
My first words, written by Sarah Davis and Dawn Sirett.
Featuring colourful, bright photographs alongside clear word-labels, this title helps your little one begin to recognise common everyday words. It introduce areas such as: the kitchen, bedroom, the park, and more.
Cavecat Pete, James Dean.
Pete the Cat grooves back in time to the Jurassic era, where under the guise of "Cavecat Pete," he helps his herbivore and carnivore friends learn to get along.
Missing Jack, Rebecca Elliott.
A beautifully illustrated story about elderly cats, young cats, and helping children overcome the death of a pet.
A spot of bother, Jonathan Emmett, Vanessa Cabban.
Will our hero ever be a perfectly pristine pig again?
Dinosaurs after dark, Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Curtis Jobling.
It is the middle of the night and Bobby is lying lonely and awake - until he hears the creep of giant feet and discovers a wonderfil secret.
The clockwork dragon, Jonathan Emmett, Elys Dolan.
Max and Lizzie's kingdom is being terrorized by a ferocious dragon named Flamethrottle. But if you think they are frightened you had better think again! They have a daring plan to chase that dastardly dragon out of town.
The prince who shrank, Kylie Fornasier, Annie White.
The prince makes everyone around him feel as small as a castle mouse. One morning he awakes to discover a big problem: he has shrunk! He demands that the cook, gardener and laundrywoman help him grow, but the crosser and meaner he gets, the smaller he becomes. Only by making his heart bigger can he feel tall again.
The sorcerer's apprentice, retold by Sally Grindley ; illustrated by Thomas Taylor.
A sorcerer's young apprentice attempts to practice magic in his master's absence, with disastrous results.
The jacket, words by Kirsten Hall ; pictures by Dasha Tolstikova.
Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favourite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for making a book jacket.
Superlove, Charise Mericle Harper ; illustrated by Mark Chambers.
A little girl deems herself 'Superlove' and arranges a wedding between her cat Pinky and stuffed dog, much to Pinky's dismay.
I need a wee!, Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet.
Alan the bear has a problem. He needs a wee! But there are so many things he would rather do first. Will he make it to the loo on time? And when he gets there, will there be a queue?! Uh-oh.
All mine!, Zehra Hicks.
Poor Mouse. He's just about to tuck into a sandwich, when who should swoop in but Seagull and gobbles it up. Mouse's crisps aren't safe either what a greedy and ill-mannered bird he is! But Mouse has a fiendish trick up his sleeve, which just might cure Seagull of his thieving ways. With striking artwork and hilarious slapstick humour, this delicious comic caper will delight children and parents alike.
The girl who loved wellies, Zehra Hicks.
Snug slippers, terrific trainers or the perfect pair of party shoes? No! It's wellies that Molly loves. And she loves them so much that she never takes them off. Ever. On the beach, in the bath and even in bed, Molly and her wellies are inseparable and nothing's going to change that or is it?
Spot's favourite shapes : a chunky tab book, Eric Hill.
Learning about shapes is fun with Spot! Children can discover all the shapes and familiar objects from Spot's world.
Duck & Goose colors!, Tad Hills.
Duck and Goose introduce the colours.
Tickly toes, Susan Hood, Barroux.
Rhyming text describes the wonder that occurs when babies discover their toes.
Moomin and the great treasure hunt, Tove Jansson.
When Moomintroll finds a mysterious map in the attic of the Moominhouse, he and his friends follow it on a treasure hunt which takes them to the furthest corners of Moominvalley, and beyond.
Alison Jay's colours.
All the colours of the rainbow in the land of well-loved nursery rhymes.
Alison Jay's words.
First words and pictures for children and grown-ups to share.
Goodnight already!, Jory John & Benji Davies.
Bear has never been so tired but his next-door neighbour, a wide-awake duck, keeps disturbing his sleep.
Here is the baby, written by Polly Kanevsky ; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.
Follows a day in the life of a baby as he wakes up to the morning sun, has breakfast, goes with his father to the library and the grocery store, plays, has dinner, and finally goes to bed.
The beastly pirates, John Kelly.
They're called The Beastly Pirates and this fearsome ugly bunch scour the seas for other pirates they can gobble up for lunch. Beware The Beastly Pirates the scariest sailors on the seven seas. They're a cutlass-toting, pirate-eating bunch of renegades and the list of their dastardly deeds is endless. Dare you come to face to face with this motley crew?
Mighty small, Timothy Knapman, Rosie Reeve.
Max may not be faster than a speeding bumble bee. He may not be big enough to leap over a Lego brick. But he does wear his underpants over his trousers. That's because Max is the superhero mighty small! Get ready to cheer loudly for Max in this hilarious, action-packed superhero adventure!
Soon, Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Patrick Benson.
From Patrick Benson, the illustrator of Owl Babies, comes the read-aloud story of Raju the baby elephant and his mummy who set out on a great jungle adventure. Raju follows his mother, holding tightly onto her tail, as they bravely journey across a wide river, battle the tall grass and delve into the deep, dark forest meeting snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and ferocious tigers along the way. But where are Raju and his mummy going? What will they see in the end? Little tired Raju keeps asking, "When can we go home again?" and, each time, his mummy replies, "Soon". This lyrical story transports readers to the lush, wild Indian jungle and exquisitely captures the fear and excitement of new experience.
Princess Daisy and the dragon and the nincompoop knights, written and illustrated by Steven Lenton.
When a truly terrifying sound wakes the inhabitants of a fairytale kingdom, clever Princess Daisy soon figures out the problem but her father the King just won't listen. After all, what can a princess do? But when the knights who come to the rescue prove to be a big bunch of nincompoop scaredy-cats, things start to look rather bad.
Cat & Bunny, Mary Lundquist.
Best friends Bunny and Cat have always enjoyed playing alone together, so when others ask to join their favourite game Cat wants to say no, while Bunny's happy to have everyone play.
My daddy's going away, Christopher MacGregor and Emma Yarlett.
Helps to explain why parents sometimes have to go away and shows ways to help children cope.
Ready Rabbit gets ready!, Brenna Maloney ; photographs by Chuck Kennedy.
Ready Rabbit tries to get ready for school, but he would rather build spaceships and ride his imaginary motorcycle instead.
The best birthday present ever!, Ben Mantle.
It's Bear's birthday and Squirrel wants to give his friend the best birthday present ever. But what do you give the bear who has everything, including the Mallow O'Matic 5000 Marshmallow Canon and the Amazing Pop-Up Castle Tent Which-Looks-Like-A-House-With Two-Floors? Squirrel has just the answer! A stick. Except it's so much more than a stick.
Love always everywhere, Sarah Massini.
A joyful, inspirational book that celebrates love in its many forms. Whether quiet, loud, shy or proud, the lyrical yet simple text champions love for a faithful pet, a best friend or simply your most favourite person in the whole world. Heart-warming and tender, with charming artwork from Sarah Massini, this follow-up to Books Always Everywhere is the perfect Valentine's present to share and read aloud.
15 things not to do with a baby, Margaret McAllister ; illustrated by Holly Sterling.
Congratulations! You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you'll all be very happy! Don't lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you and definitely don't send your baby to play with an elephant! Do cuddle your baby, read to your baby, sing to your baby and give your baby lots and lots of love.
A poem in your pocket, Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas.
Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.
My mummy, Paula Metcalf, Lucy Barnard.
From playing games to making things and cuddling her baby tight, Little Bear's mum is great at everything but best of all, she belongs to Little Bear. This touching celebration of the special relationship between mother and child is the perfect gift for mother's day. Now available as a chunky board book with a shiny foiled cover just right for small hands.
Colours, Aino-Maija Metsola.
Lift the flaps to spot the odd one out in this stylish book of colours.
Counting, Aino-Maija Metsola.
Lift the flaps to count from one to ten in this stylish book of numbers.
Something about a bear, Jackie Morris.
Follows the activities of eight wild bears as they find their food and take care of their young.
While you were napping, Jenny Offill ; illustrated by Barry Blitt.
A child tells an outlandish tale of what took place while a younger sibling was taking a nap.
On the go : lift the flaps on every vehicle!, written by Sarah Powell ; illustrated by Dan Green.
An interactive, illustrated board book about all kinds of things that go! Each vehicle has text describing what it does and how it works, plus flaps to lift which show pictures of what is happening inside. With easy-to-turn, tabbed pages and lots for little hands to discover throughout.
Hot dog, cold dog, Frann Preston-Gannon.
Simple rhyming text and boldly graphic, funny illustrations show off the comically lovable proportions of the dachshund, with its short legs and long body, spirited nature, and cheerful temperament.
The whale savers : returning Wera to the ocean, Linda Roberts & Bruce Potter.
A small boy and his Nan discover a whale (Wera) on their local beach and call on their community, who help comfort and refloat the whale at high tide. This is an emotive tale that teaches children about the importance of cooperation and support, and a respect for nature. It is based on research into New Zealand whale strandings and rescues, and the final spread highlights the work of Project Jonah and lists the actions that Tama and his Nan took to save their whale.
The bus is for us!, Michael Rosen, Gillian Tyler.
Small children take great delight in things that go whether by bicycle, car, boat, or plane. And best of all is taking the bus, because the bus is for everyone!
I feel sick!, Tony Ross.
The Little Princess is too sick to walk the dog and she's far too sick to go to school. But when she's invited to a party, she makes a miraculous recovery! Until, that is, she eats too many cakes and sweets.
A letter for Leo, Sergio Ruzzier.
When Leo, a weasel mailman, rescues a young bird that was separated from his flock, the two become friends and Leo's dream of one day receiving a letter of his own may finally come true.
The bear ate your sandwich, Julia Sarcone-Roach.
When a sandwich goes missing, it seems that a bear is the unlikely culprit.
Little Tug, Stephen Savage.
Little Tug knows what to do when the tall ship, the speedboat, and the ocean liner need him, and at such times, he is indispensable.
Ethan the Incredible : a story of bravery and courage, written by Jacqui Simpson ; illustrated by Philip Webb.
A boy saves a kingdom from dragons and rescues princesses with his faithful sword and his trusty scooter.
Hoot owl, master of disguise, Sean Taylor, Jean Jullien.
Hoiho paku, Stephanie Thatcher ; translated by Ngaere Roberts.
An endearing story about a penguin called Little Hoiho who wants to be more like the other birds she sees around her, Kotuku, Toroa, and Tui. But Little Hoiho learns that her body is made for swimming and spinning and twisting in the water, and that she is perfect just the way she is.
Little Hoiho, Stephanie Thatcher.
Fearless : sons and daughter, written by Colin Thompson ; illustrated by Sarah Davis.
Everyone's favourite scaredy-cat bulldog is back with puppies! When we last saw Fearless, he had fallen head over paws for the beautiful Primrose. Now, they've got puppies to care for, and Fearless must figure out what it means to be a father. Fearless warns his children about the dangers lurking around every corner things like vacuum cleaners and handbags but when Primrose is in trouble, will Fearless put aside his fears or will it be brave pup Eric to the rescue?
The game of lines, Herve Tullet.
A brightly coloured graphic game that introduces little ones to the wonderful world of lines. There are dozens of combinations to be made in this mix and match book.
The game of tops and tails, Herve Tullet.
An exciting mix and match game for children with hundreds of fun top and bottom combinations.
The trail game, Herve Tullet.
Follow the trail through the pages with your finger.
You and me, Susan Verde ; art by Peter H. Reynolds.
Relates, in rhyming verse, how fate brought two cat best friends together.
123 with Goose, Laura Wall.
Learning first numbers is lots of fun when Goose is around to help!
Colours with Goose, Laura Wall.
Learning first colours is always fun when Goose is around to help.
Get ready Goose!, Laura Wall.
Goose is going out today, but there are lots of things he needs to do first to get ready!
Goose, Laura Wall.
Sophie meets Goose at the park and the two become fast friends.
That's not my owl : it's beak is too shiny, Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
Babies and toddlers love sharing books with an adult. In this book, they are introduced to eight wise owls. It helps them develop vital pre-reading and sensory skills.
Who sleeps, Cat the cat? : a Cat the cat mini, Mo Willems.
An exuberant cat and her friends get ready for bed.

Younger Fiction

A treasury of winter-time tales, Noel Daniel ; designed by Andy Disl.
Celebrate winter with these thirteen holiday classics and modern tales from 1823-1972. Stories range from Christmas tales to dancing snowflakes to Chinese New Year and more by authors of American, German, Hungarian, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Swedish descent.
Whale trails : before and now, Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
A young girl helps her father, the captain of a whale boat, on a whale-watching trip and relates how her ancestors hunted whales in the same waters. Includes information on the history of whaling, whale-watching, and the conservation movement to ensure the safety of whales.
The ghost and Max Monroe. Case #1, The magic box, written by L.M. Falcone ; illustrations by Kim Smith.
Ten-year-old Max Monroe teams up with his bumbling great-uncle's ghost, Larry, to help solve the mystery of the birthday girl who really disappeared during a magic act.
Super Sasquatch showdown, Charise Mericle Harper.
When Morgan and Lewis receive a cryptic letter and a key from Mr. Lee, they get to see more of his life-like costume creations. Robots, aliens, and Sasquatches abound and the big question through it all is what's real and what's pretending to be real?
The sneeze and other stories, Catharine O'Neill.
A chatty little girl and her patient older brother share an easy bond in a charming early chapter book filled with warmth and wry humour. Annie and Simon: little sister and big, big brother. Annie likes to talk a lot about what she's going to be when she grows up, about the clouds and rain and umbrellas, about picnics in the park and meteors, about loons and canoes and turtles. And Simon is a very good listener. He knows a lot about the stars and the weather, how to fix bee stings, and where to look for loons. He knows a lot about being the kind of big brother that keeps a little sister smiling. Whether they are poking around the garden or paddling through a marsh, curious Annie and patient Simon are siblings who are clearly happy in each other's company.
Alphabetabum : verses from A to Z, Chris Raschka ; collection of rare photos and essay, Vladimir Radunsky.
What happens to the pictures of us? Nowadays they go straight to the Internet where anyone anywhere in the world can see them. And they're nothing terribly special. It wasn't that way a hundred years ago, when getting your picture taken was a very important event. You dressed your best and you looked thoughtfully and for a long time into the awesome, magical lens of the camera. But even these important pictures sometimes were lost, sold by the photographer or even thrown away by families. After many decades some of them found their way to flea-market tables in New York City, Rome, and Paris, where the artist Vladimir Radunsky couldn't take his eyes off of them. He bought them, took them home, and looked at them over and over. Now he has chosen his favourites for this book and his friend Chris Raschka has written a poem for each one in an imagined alphabet of names and personalities.
The three little mouths of Little Tom Drum, Nancy Willard ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.