New Titles Children’s October 2015 (arrived in September 2015)

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Grimms fairy tales, the Brothers Grimm.
Full of magic and trickery, Grimm's Fairy Stories have delighted generations with such timeless classics as Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, and Rapunzel. They are the stories we've known since we were children. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions we heard before bedtime. They're darker and don't always end very happily — but they're often far more interesting. Collected here are the complete fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, many of which begin with the familiar refrain: "once upon a time" — but end with something unexpected and fascinating!
My animal friends, Dick King-Smith.
With an autobiographical foreword from the author, this collection traces Dick King-Smith's journey from boy to farmer, from soldier to favourite children's author, always in the company of his irrepressible animal friends. From Dodo the film-star Daschund to a cabbage-eating shark; from a night of badger-biffing to a tortie cat with one hundred and four kittens; from the cat who thinks he's one of the dogs to a dog who fosters orphaned kittens, wherever Dick King-Smith goes, curious animals are sure to follow. So find a cosy spot, curl up by the fireside and feel the glow of that old Dick King-Smith animal magic, purrrrrrrrr.
Daddy, I'm a zombie, directed by Ricardo Ramon & Joan Espinach.
Dixie is a thirteen year old girl, unhappy with her life. Her parents separated five years ago and her peers at school think she's weird. One night during a storm, Dixie suffers an accident and wakes up in the middle of a cemetery, as a zombie! With the help of Isis, an Egyptian mummy, and Gonner, a pirate zombie, Dixie seeks out a strange man in the forest who holds the key to returning her back to life.
Justice League. Attack of the legion of doom!, directed by Rick Morales.
Get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest super villains!
Emma!, the Wiggles.
The new star on the horizon of early childhood entertainment is Emma from The Wiggles! If you see any of the 100 sold out shows on the current tour, you'll be surrounded by the Mini Emma Army, the thousands of children who dress up like their idol, Emma. With her own TV series, Emma!, hitting the airwaves later this year, it will be Emma-mania for children everywhere. The first release from this TV series is the Emma CD With 29 songs produced by The Wiggles' music producer and Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field.
The best of ABC for kids. Vol. 2.
The second volume of Best of ABC for Kids music is a bumper collection featuring 29 fun filled tracks from some of Australia's favourite children's entertainers including The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Jay Laga'aia, Play School, Giggle and Hoot, Bananas In Pyjamas and much, much more. Children will love this second volume of songs.
Toddler time. Nursery rhymes.
Toddler time. Sleepytime songs.
Ultimate babies & children's sleep time [sound recording], Paul Brooks.
Beautiful tunes and melodies to help relax and soothe, that are equally enjoyable for parents and carers too. The result is this second volume of nursery time instrumentals that we feel will be of very great interest to adults too.
Dinosaur train. Adventure camp.
The Pteranodon kids and some friends go to a day camp run by the Conductor! They all go white water rafting and learn about water currents, mountain climbing and learn about plant-life at high altitudes. They go ziplining where they all get a bird's eye view of the entire rainforest! Then kids get a special treat — a hike down a canyon, where they can see the different layers of the Mesozoic Era.
Dora and friends.
Together, all for one! Join Dora, Naiya, Emma, Kate, Alana, and Pablo for 4 magical adventures! Help Dora and her friends travel to an ancient world to return a lost ring, discover a talking ship in a secret pirate cave, embark on a royal adventure to return a dress to a princess, and bring dance back to a town where it's been outlawed! Que magico!
I love you dad.
Celebrate fathers of all shapes and kinds with ABC KIDS.
Over the garden wall.
Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Peter Rabbit. Rabbit and Squirrel great adventure.
Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin and Lily as they encounter the legendary Jack Sharp, Benjamin becomes the unwilling passenger of a flyaway kite and in a special double episode Peter Ventures to Owl Island.
The hive. Bee happy.
Join Buzzbee and Rubee as they buzz through the joyful and playful Honeybee Hive that is bustling with fun, adventure and a variety of exciting things to see and do.
The hive. Busy buzzing.
Join Buzzbee and Rubee as they buzz through the joyful and playful Honeybee Hive that is bustling with fun, adventure and a variety of exciting things to see and do.
The hive. Do the sticky stomp!.
Join Buzzbee and Rubee as they buzz through the joyful and playful Honeybee Hive that is bustling with fun, adventure and a variety of exciting things to see and do.
The hive. The other Buzzbee.
Join Buzzbee and Rubee as they buzz through the joyful and playful Honeybee Hive that is bustling with fun, adventure and a variety of exciting things to see and do.
Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures, Kate DiCamillo
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.
Hitler's daughter, Jackie French.
It began on a rainy morning in Australia, as part of a game played by Mark and his friends. It was a storytelling game, and the four friends took turns weaving tales about fairies and mermaids and horses. But Anna's story was different this time: it was not a fairy tale or an adventure story. The story was about a young girl who lived during World War II. Her name was Heidi, and she was Hitler's daughter. As Anna's story unfolds, Mark is haunted by the image of Hitler's daughter. He wonders what he would have done in her place if he had known his father was an evil man leading the world into a war that was destroying millions of lives. And if Mark had known, would he have had the power and determination to stop him?
Pennies for Hitler, Jackie French.
It's 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils' heads to see which of them have the most 'Aryan'- shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled out of Germany to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is in order to survive.
Loyal creatures, Morris Gleitzman.
Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his childhood sweetheart. So Frank ups his age and volunteers with his horse Daisy and his dad. In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine he experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn't expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life. From Gallipoli to the famous charge at Beersheba, through to the end of the war and its unforgettable aftermath, Frank's story grows out of some key moments in Australia's history.
The Zac Power collection. 4, H.I. Larry.
No mission is too dangerous for Zac Power! The world is still in peril and there's only one top-secret agent up tp the job. Join Zac Power as he battles to save the world … and take the rubbish out.
Percy Jackson's Greek gods, Rick Riordan
A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week. So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic and sarcastic asides to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back.
The blood of Olympus, Rick Riordan.
The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood.
The mark of Athena, Rick Riordan.
Can Percy Jackson and the half-blood heroes succeed on their quest to find "The Doors of Death" or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them? Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all — the Prophecy of Seven.
Bad girls, Jacqueline Wilson.
When Tanya the new girl decided to choose Mandy as her friend. Mandy couldn't believe her luck, now Kim's gang won't be able to bully her any more.
Diamond : from the world of Hetty Feather, Jacqueline Wilson.
Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter and a bitter disappointment. Discovering she has an extraordinary natural gift for acrobatics, Diamond tries to use her talent to earn a few pennies, but simply brings shame on her family. Then a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing on the street, and makes a deal with her father. Diamond is sold for five guineas, and is taken, alone and frightened, to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus. The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the red velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her master is wicked and greedy, forcing Diamond to attempt ever more daring and dangerous tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found at the circus, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield's brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond's heroine. When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?
Starring Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson.
Presents a story following Tracy Beaker through ups and downs, laughs and tears. In this book, Tracy Beaker is desperate for a role of Ebeneezer Scrooge in her school play. And she wants to know if her film-star mum makes it back from Hollywood in time to watch her in her starring role.
The dare game : a Tracy Beaker story, Jacqueline Wilson.
I'm Tracy Beaker the great inventor of extremely outrageous dares. I thought I was going to live happily ever after with Cam as my foster-mum. Ha Ha! It hasn't turned out like that. Cam's so mean, she won't buy me designer clothes, so all the other kids at school laugh at me.
The story of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson.
Ten years old and living in a Children's Home, Tracy Beaker desperately wants to be fostered. She also wants to be a writer and begins to write the story of her life.
Baby magic, wriiten and read by Mem Fox.
Ten delightful stories by Australia's best-loved children's author.
Classic magic, written and read by Mem Fox.
Nine delightful stories by Australia's best-loved children's author.
The velveteen rabbit, Margery Williams.
The story of a stuffed bunny who is the boy's favourite toy but yearns to be Real.
Love from Paddington, Michael Bond
Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington. "Dear Aunt Lucy, I expect this will come as a great surprise to you, but not only have I arrived in England, but I have an address! I'm staying at number 32 Windsor Gardens and it isn't at all like the Home for Retired Bears." This delightfully engaging series of letters from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy showcases his uniquely charming and hilarious take on the world.
Matilda, Roald Dahl.
Matilda is an exceptional girl but her parents think she is just a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself.
The Roald Dahl collection. Volume 2.
The witches: A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
The Roald Dahl collection. Volume 3.
James and the giant peach: A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
Fortunately, the milk, Neil Gaiman
You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is Don't forget the milk. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back. Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.
The 52-storey treehouse, Andy Griffiths.
Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology, which is lucky because they have a BIG mystery to solve, where is Mr Big Nose? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Ace : the very important pig, Dick King-Smith.
Farmer Tubbs takes a real shine to one young pig, so much so that he can't bear to send him to market. Soon Ace is befriended by the farmyard animals who help Ace to find his place in the farmhouse. But Ace is not the descendent of the Sheep-Pig for nothing. Fame is waiting around the corner.
Aristotle, Dick King-Smith.
Aristotle is a bold little cat who is always getting himself into danger. He lives with a good witch called Bella Donna who thinks he'll make a proper witch's cat one day, if he can live long enough. Like all cats, Aristotle has nine lives, and he needs every single one of them.
Dinosaur trouble, Dick King-Smith.
Sometimes the most unlikely pairs make the best of friends. All pterodactyls know that flying dinosaurs are superior, and all apatosauruses know that any dinosaur with only two legs is surely second-class. Nosy, a pterodactyl, and Banty, an apatosaurus, become great friends even though their parents have forbidden them to play together. With Nosy's fast flying and Banty's smarts, the two take on the biggest predator on the Great Plain, and conquer their parents' prejudices in one great adventure.
Friends and brothers, Dick King-Smith.
It's not easy having a younger brother, William finds. Especially one like Charlie who shows off, asks a million questions and will say "absolutely" all the time. But when Charlie is in trouble, William is the first to come to the rescue. After all, they are friends and brothers.
George speaks, Dick King-Smith.
Laura is amazed when her baby brother George starts talking to her when he's only four weeks old, particularly as he sounds like a grown-up! It's a big secret to keep from their parents and the rest of the family and leads to all sorts of comic confusion until George's first birthday, when he makes a speech to his startled family.
How green was my mouse, Dick King-Smith.
After many unsuccessful attempts, lonely mouse farmer Charlie Muffin finally breeds a green mouse, finds true love and wins the Best of Show at the Grand Mouse Championship Show.
Sophie is seven, Dick King-Smith.
Ever since she was four years old, Sophie has wanted to be a lady farmer. She has been collecting animals, and so far her menagerie consists of snails, centipedes, a white rabbit, a black cat, and a puppy named Puddle. Now Sophie is saving money in her piggy bank to buy her own farm, but when she adds it up she only has 12 pounds and 80 pence. She must think of ways to raise more funds!
Sophie's Lucky, Dick King-Smith.
Sophie already has a rabbit and a cat and a dog, but what she'd really love is a pony. Good fortune comes Sophie's way when she's invited to spend her summer holiday in Scotland with Great Aunt Al.
Sophie's snail, Dick King-Smith.
Small but very determined Sophie wants to be a lady farmer when she grows up. Down in the potting shed, she has made a start and keeps flocks of free- range woodlice and herds of snails. Sophie's fond of most creatures but there's one she cannot stand: her prissy new neighbour Dawn!
The finger-eater, Dick King-Smith.
Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit: he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn't been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!
The sheep-pig, Dick King-Smith.
When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. Nut maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.
The twin giants, Dick King-Smith.
Lottavim and Normus do everything together. So when they reach the age of twenty and the height of twelve feet, it's not surprising that they each think the same thought at exactly the same time: "It's about time I found a wife." But how is it possible to find not one but two of the giantesses of your dreams?
The magic pudding : the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, Norman Lindsay
Meet Albert, the magic pudding, Bunyip Bluegum, a splendid young koala and his seafaring friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff. Together they fight off the bungled attempts of pudding thieves, possum and wombat, and try to solve the mystery of Bunyip's parents' disappearance.
Guess how much I love you. Special moments : the adventures of Little Nut Brown Hare.
In these charming stories Big and Little Nutbrown Hare and friends play and laugh as they explore the wonders of the natural world around them. Taken from the beloved TV series, this audio edition is the perfect bedtime companion for young children.
The popcorn pirates, Alexander McCall Smith.
Lucy, Hermione and Sam are off on a sailing trip. It sounds fun, but it may be dangerous. Captain Foster and his dog need their help. Pirates have raided the ship and stolen the popcorn harvest. Now the pirates aren't just after more popcorn, they want some new sailors too!
Charlotte's web, written and read by E.B. White
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Stuart Little, E.B. White.
The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.
Buried alive!, Jacqueline Wilson.
Tim is thrilled when his parents allow his best friend Biscuits to come on holiday to Llanpistyll in Wales with them. He and Biscuits are having an absolutely brilliant time eating ice cream, having picnics and making sandcastles — until a Deadly Fiendish Enemy in the form of the bully Prickle-Head and his sidekick Pinch-Face arrive, and things begin to go wrong. The bullies tease Tim, kick down his sandcastle and pick on Biscuits, and before long Tim wonders whether it would be better to avoid the beach for a while and lie low.But Biscuits is determined to enjoy his holiday, and the chums soon find themselves in the middle of a Dire and Dangerous adventure. Luckily, help comes from a rather unexpected source and gives Tim the chance to become Super-Tim and save the day…
The Werepuppy : and, The Werepuppy on holiday, Jacqueline Wilson.
Mum decides to get Micky a puppy of his own, but she didn't realise that he would choose a werepuppy. In the second story,Wolfie, who is always in trouble, is banned from the family holiday. Micky is upset — what fun will he have without Wolfie?
Twin trouble, Jacqueline Wilson.
New twins have arrived in the family and Connie is in despair, until Nurse Meade arrives and gives her two tiny blue glass beads. When Connie twiddles with the beads, magical things begin to happen.

Into Reading

Prince Fly Guy, Tedd Arnold.
Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful
Arax : the soul stealer, Adam Blade.
Arax the Soul Stealer has snatched away good Wizard Aduro's spirit, leaving the kingdom exposed to the evil of Wizard Malvel. To save Aduro, Tom tracks Arax to his cave but the terrible Beast wants Tom's soul, too.
First cars, written by Julie Ellis.
Shark and crab, written by Julie Ellis ; illustrated by Kelvin Hawley.
Pig in love, Vivian French ; illustrated by Tim Archbold.
Pig and Piggie are in love, but Piggie's father told she couldn't marry until pigs could fly.
Princess Pistachio and the pest, Marie-Louise Gay ; translated by Jacob Homel.
Forced to abandon exciting plans with her friends and take baby Penny to the park, Pistachio is sure her first day of summer holidays will be boring. But keeping Penny out of trouble proves to be more exciting than Pistachio expected.
Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur and the new puppy, written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated in the style of Syd Hoff by David Cutting.
When Danny gets a new puppy, he reunites with longtime friend Dinosaur for a fun-filled day of playing fetch and rolling over, dinosaur-style.
Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur. Too tall, written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated in the style of Syd Hoff by David Cutting.
When his dinosaur thinks he's too tall, Danny decides to cheer his friend up.
When I grow up, Pam Holden ; illustrated by Jacqueline East
As fast as you can, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Kelvin Hawley.
Caterpillar to butterfly, written by Pam Holden.
Endangered animals, written by Pam Holden.
Everyone reads, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Deborah C. Johnson.
Faces show feelings, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Sasha Tsevina.
Go left or right, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Pauline Whimp.
Max monkey, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Jacqueline East.
Mrs Snip Snap, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Jim Storey.
Pockets, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.
Stickybeak the parrot, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Jacqueline East.
Three billy goats gruff, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Kelvin Hawley.
Underground explorers, written by Pam Holden.
W, Pam Holden ; photographs supplied by Thinkstock.
A reader containing words starting with the letter "w", illustrated using clear text and photographs. Children will learn to write letter forms in both upper and lower case, and will discover letter names and sounds.
We like fishing, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Samer Hatam.
Who lives in the sea?, written by Pam Holden.
Who wins the race?, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Michael Cashmore-Hingley.
Wiggly tooth, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Elise Smith.
Yes, please!, written by Pam Holden ; illustrated by Pauline Whimp.
Free the galaxy, written by Himani Khatreja.
Looks at the adventures of the Rebels as they fight against the evil Galactic Empire.
The great white man-eating shark, Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Jonathan Allen.
Norvin is a very good actor, but rather plain. In fact, he looks very like a shark, and more than anything, he loves to shoot through the water like a silver arrow. But his cunning plan to clear the water at Caramel Cove badly misfires.


Ripley's believe it or not! 2016.
This edition from Ripley's Believe It or Not features 144 pages of awesomely weird information and photos from a life-size gingerbread house in Texas to a real underwater city in China, from a dolphin with an artificial tail to an ex-soldier with a bionic arm!
5000 amazing facts : incredible but true facts about everything!.
This book is packed with 5000 amazing facts! Varied and exciting design presents information in appealing, bite-sized chunks. Great value format with eye-catching finishes. High quality photography and dynamic graphics on every page.
Peace warriors, Raymond Huber.
A war hero who refused to fight, students who stood up to Hitler, a ship that sailed into a nuclear test zone, a whole town which practiced non-violence. Peace Warriors tells the dramatic stories of people who chose non-violent resistance in times of conflict — stories of young men and women from New Zealand and around the world. Young readers will discover that peaceful resistance can be as effective as military force, and that people power can change history.
Forest fires, Patrick Merrick.
Questions and answers provide information about forest fires and how they occur.
The great big green book, Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith.
Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs you! From a simple introduction to our home in Space, the authors explain what we need for life on Earth, and show the importance of the rainforests and the oceans; they stress the need to look after our planet and show how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. The action plans include saving water, saving energy, recycling, reparing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions and thinking of new inventions and big ideas.
Counting in Fijian, Jahri Jah Jah.
Simple illustrations and text introduce the numbers from 1 to 15 in the Fijian language.
iScience : elements, forces and explosive experiments!, Clive Gifford.
Packed with educational facts on basic scientific principles, this title covers topics ranging from elements and atoms to sound waves and gravity.
Exploring nature's pattern magic, Dee Pigneguy ; with photography by Mike Pigneguy.
Nature displays an endless variety of eye-catching patterns in a variety of form, colour and texture. Patterns help us understand how energy flows through nature's network of complex systems. Patterns show us how nature's organisms survive, how they make things and how life is organised and connected on our planet — Earth. Nature's patterns give us an introduction and understanding of mathematics. She packs efficiently, ties knots, builds columns, makes hexagons, uses spirals and nets and bubbles. But thinking about and seeing the mathematics of nature requires practice. So open your eyes and discover a new way of looking at the world around you.
My first science book : explore the wonders of science with this fun-filled guide : kitchen-sink chemistry, fantastic physics, backyard biology, Susan Akass.
Presents science experiments designed to teach children such subjects as chemistry, physics, and biology.
Counting in the South Pacific, written by Jill Jaques ; illustrated by Deborah Hinde.
A colourful picture book depicting scenes from the South Pacific that is aimed at supporting preschool children with numeracy skills 1-10. The simple rhyming text develops numeracy skills as children learn the rhyme off-by-heart and link the text to the illustrations.
Biggest, baddest book of space, Jen Schoeller ; consulting editor, Diane Craig.
Discover the darkest corners of the solar system and then go beyond them! Take a trip through the Biggest, baddest book of space. Learn the secrets of the biggest planets. Know your flying space rocks. Get lost in giant black holes. Go on an outer space exploration.
A beginner's guide to the periodic table, Gill Arbuthnott ; illustrated by Marc Mones.
A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table reveals incredible facts about all 92 elements. Discover what an element is exactly and how they can affect us in our day-to-day life. Find out which metal screams when you bend it? Which element is used to make atomic bombs? Which gas will leave you giggling uncontrollably? From the Big Bang, Professor Mendeleev, atoms, neutrons and everything in between, this beginner's guide will make you look at the periodic table in a whole new light! Packed full of eye-popping illustrations and fantastic explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative first introduction to the periodic table ever!
A beginner's guide to life on Earth, Gill Arbuthnott ; illustrated by Marc Mones.
What exactly is a living thing? And what is it made of? A Beginner's Guide to Life on Earth starts with the very basics of life and provides manageable bite sized chunks of information to explain away the mystery behind life on Earth. From bacteria to blue whales, slime moulds to sequoias and everything in-between, discover what exactly makes a living thing. Packed full of fantastic artwork and brilliant photos along with amazing facts, A Beginner's Guide to Life on Earth is the perfect guide to life on Earth.
Volcanoes, Peter Murray.
Provides information about volcanoes, how they form, where they are, how they erupt, the damage they can cause, and the ways we can monitor them.
Earthquakes, Peter Murray.
Looks at earthquakes, examining their causes and their results.
Floods, Peter Murray.
Looks at floods, examining their causes and their results.
Tornadoes, Peter Murray.
Addresses readers as though they were personally experiencing a tornado.
Biggest, baddest book of storms, Mary Elizabeth Salzmann, consulting editor, Diane Craig.
Get caught up in the weather! Open up Biggest, baddest book of storms and go on a whirlwind trip! Read about terrifying twisters, scary cyclones, and big blizzards. Find out where storms come from and how they form.
Hurricanes, Peter Murray.
Provides information about the causes of hurricanes, where they occur, their characteristics, and the effects they produce.
Dinosaurs, Steve Parker.
The "Age of Dinosaurs" lasted from about 230 million to 65 million years ago. And yet, these formidable reptiles continue to captivate us even today. One hundred high-interest facts about the extinct creatures called dinosaurs cover many topics, such as evolution, adaptations, and fossils, and many species, including Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Stegosaurus. Fun quizzes, clever crafts and activities, beneficial diagrams, and vivid photographs and illustrations keep readers actively engaged as they turn the colourful pages. This attention-grabbing volume is a must-read in any science collection.
Love our ocean : young ocean explorers, Steve and Riley Hathaway ; photography by Richard Robinson ; illustrations by Jamie McDell.
The wonder garden : wander through 5 habitats to discover 80 amazing animals, Kristjana S. Williams ; written by Jenny Broom.
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five of Earth's most extraordinary habitats, each filled with incredible creatures and epic scenery. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, delve deep into the Black Forest and stand on the roof of the world — the Himalayan Mountains — to see nature at its wildest. Breathtaking, engraved illustrations bring to life Earth's spectacular Wonder Garden.
A day and night in the forest, written and illustrated by Caroline Arnold.
Highlights the activities of animals in a North American deciduous forest during one average 24-hour day.
Polar animals, Simon Holland.
Discover amazing facts about creatures great and small in this first introduction to polar animals. From the beautiful beluga whale to the curious arctic fox, find out how these animals survive in the coldest habitats on Earth. Bursting full of beautiful photography and astounding facts, this first introduction to polar animals brings the creatures of the Arctic and the Antarctic to life.
Insects and spiders, Steve Parker ; consultant, Dr. Jim Flegg.
As the largest animal group in the world, with millions of species, insects should be a significant focus in the science classroom. And while spiders are often grouped with bugs, they aren't insects. This notable book explains why within its 100 facts about both groups that will astound, entertain, and perhaps even gross out readers! Discussion of the life cycles of these creatures offers need-to-know vocabulary words and concepts such as larva, pupa, and molting. Images throughout the book support the accessible text, while activities and quizzes keep readers assessing and building on their understanding.
Frogs, written and photographed by Nic Bishop.
Introduces fun facts about frogs and their bodies, habits, and life cycle.
Bears, Camilla de la Bedoyere ; consultant, Barbara Taylor.
There are many reasons why bears are among the most popular exhibits in zoos. These powerful mammals can seem simultaneously adorable and dangerous. This fact-filled volume offers much more knowledge than a bear lover could find in a zoo. Besides valuable scientific information about the eight species of bears remaining in the world, their habitats, life cycles, diet, and more, readers will also find out about species that are now extinct such as Arctodus, a towering bear that measured over 10 feet (3 m) in height! Colourful photographs, illustrations, and diagrams supplement this impressive collection of bear facts.
Utterly amazing human body, consultant, Robert Winston ; written by Richard Walker.
Utterly Amazing Human Body is an eye-catching pop-up book that teaches kids how the human body works Professor Robert Winston unravels the mysteries of the human body through pop-ups, pull-outs, flaps, sliders and incredible facts to make learning about the human body fun and interactive. Pop-open the mouth to reveal the teeth, tongue and senses of smell or lift-the-flap on the human body to reveal all the major organs and systems. From bulging muscles to the inside of the brain, this beautiful pop-up book brings the human body for kids to life with Professor Robert Winston to help along the way.
Deadly diseases, Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles.
Deadly diseases coughs up the disgusting details of the sicknesses that mankind has suffered from. Find out which brave nurse drank diarrhoea, which scientist used eyeballs as food for bacteria and why deadly cholera makes your skin turn blue.
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.
Biggest, baddest book of flight, Mary Elizabeth Salzmann, Anders Hanson ; consulting editor, Diane Craig.
Zoom into the world of air travel. Go airborne with the Biggest, baddest book of flight. Get the scoop on helicopters. Explore the inside of a jet engine. Discover the wackiest aircraft out there, from flying saucers to an inflatable plane.
How to build a plane, written by Saskia Lacey ; illustrated by Martin Sodomka.
Learn about flying and teamwork as three unlikely friends work to build a miniature airplane. In How to Build a Plane, three unlikely friends Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog — decide to build a small plane together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a plane flies and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of a plane, teaching children the basics of how each part works together to get the plane flying. Through hard work and perseverance, Eli, Phoebe, and Hank learn about both planes and teamwork. With the help of this sweet story, children will learn how airplanes stay up in the air, how a pilot controls the plane, what an aircraft engine looks like, and much more.
Cars! : everything you need to know: locked down!, Jim Buckley.
Buckle up and get ready to discover how an engine works, what cars of the future will look like, what's the world's most expensive car, what are the top 10 coolest cars in the world, what's the world's fastest racing car. Plus amazing car-vs-car face-offs and jaw-dropping records from Formula 1, drag racing, rally driving, V8s and much, much more.It's packed with quizzes, puzzles and hundreds of amazing full-colour photography all about the world's most incredible cars.
Car world, Clive Gifford.
This book is packed with a high-octane mix of the world's hottest cars, from supremely stylish sports classics to the latest in full-throttle supercars and hypercars, incredible one-offs and phenomenally fast record-breaking land vehicles. Discover supercars at the cutting edge of car technology, outrageous one-off autos and the world's fastest racers, from rugged rally cars to Top Fuel dragsters that can accelerate to 450 km/h before you've finished reading this sentence. Then look forward to an incredible future of digital driving, tech-packed smart cars and envelope-pushing engineering.
The Usborne official astronaut's handbook, written by Louie Stowell ; illustrated by Roger Simo with additional illustrations by Adam Larkum & Jamie Ball ; foreword by European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake.
Discover how you become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you travel into space and what you do when you're up there.
Horses and ponies, Camilla de la Bedoyere ; consultant, Steve Parker.
The graceful beauty and energy of horses have long attracted people. In fact, horses have been domesticated for thousands of years. Horse lovers will find everything they want to know in this high-interest book, including the differences between horses and ponies, what horse hooves are made of, and the different gaits of a moving horse. Numerous equine vocabulary words are defined, such as colt, filly, foal, and mare. Readers will also learn about the evolution of horses and ponies, competitions, and grooming and care. A bright design and varied text elements, such as diagrams, activities, and quizzes, augment this informative volume.
Sew fab : sewing and style for young fashionistas, Lesley Ware.
Provides an introduction to sewing and includes step-by-step projects and fashion tips.
I can make costumes, Emily Reid.
Creating handmade costumes is fun, and its also easy when the process is broken down into steps that are easy to follow. Readers are able to follow along with accessible, step-by-step instructions as they make amazing costumes, including a pirate, a fairy, an alien, and a superhero. Colourful photographs of the necessary steps help visual learners successfully complete each project. A helpful introduction is also included to teach readers basic sewing and decorating techniques. Budding fashion designers will love being able to create their own colourful costumes!
Disney villains hairstyles & looks, Harpa Omarsdottir.
A step-by-step instruction book that will make it possible for you to recreate the gorgeous looks of nine of Disney's best loved or is that hated? villains. Among the variety of styles are options that are ideal for both straight and curly hair, as well as for a variety of hair textures. Each hairstyle is created on a real person and photographed in full colour to make even the most complicated coiffure easy to achieve.
LEGO awesome ideas, Daniel Lipkowitz.
From beginners to accomplished builders, this book contains model ideas and visual tips and techniques that will inspire anyone to get building.
Craft projects for Minecraft and pixel art fans : unofficial how to guide : 15 fun, easy-to-make projects, Choly Knight.
Bring your Minecraft adventure to life with easy-to-make craft projects! Use this imaginative book to create instantly recognizable toys, jewelry, wearables, and accessories, based on one of the most popular video games of all time.
I can make decorations, Emily Reid.
Decorations are popular things put together in makerspaces, and readers are able to replicate that feeling of crafting with friends as they turn each page. By following simple, clear steps, readers can make a variety of beautiful decorations, including a sun catcher, a mobile, and a pillow. The steps for each project are laid out in an eye-catching manner thats easy for readers to comprehend. Detailed photographs of each step are also included to aid readers as they have fun making their own decorations.
I can make holiday gifts, Emily Reid.
Handmade holiday gifts are a wonderful way to show people you care about them. Readers learn to make a variety of holiday gifts themselves as they follow along with step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs. The creative gifts readers can make include photo coasters, journals, backpacks, and birdhouses. They learn the basic techniques needed to make these gifts, and then theyre able to practice those techniques in many fun ways. Each project is presented in a colourful way thats sure to capture and hold the attention of readers.
I can make toys, Emily Reid.
Toys are fun to play with, and they can be even more fun to make! Readers learn to make their own jet gliders, sailboats, sock puppets, and other toys with each turn of the page. Simple, step-by-step instructions guide readers through the process of making these creative toys and games. These instructions are presented alongside a helpful series of photographs designed to give readers a comprehensive overview of each project. Readers are also introduced to basic sewing and other crafting techniques, which will help them as they make toys now and make more fun crafts in the future.
I can make jewelry, Emily Reid.
Makerspaces are places to come together to create. Jewellery is something people can easily create in a makerspace, and readers are able to make their own jewellery by following a series of step-by-step instructions. Each step is presented alongside a helpful photograph, allowing readers to visualise the process of making many different pieces of jewellery, including necklaces, bracelets, and even a tiara! Bright colours and eye-catching designs engage readers as they work on various projects. Readers will have fun creating their own beautiful jewellery to keep or give as gifts.
Let's knit.
This book includes 10 easy peasy knitting projects for kids from cool animals to beautiful bracelets and bags. Your child will learn how to knit in no time with Let's Knit. From holding needles and knitting patterns to knitting stitches, Let's Knit teaches your child how to create their very own collection of cuddly creatures including, cute kittens, beastly bats or soft sheep. Let's Knit is perfect for kids wishing to pick up a new, enjoyable hobby and parents looking for a way to get children into craft-making. Simple instructions and knitting patterns are easy-to-follow, the hard part is choosing which creature you want to make first!
Draw paint print like the great artists, Marion Deuchars.
Includes short and accessible facts about each artist's life and works that are followed by creative projects that Marion has devised based on the artist's particular techniques.
Eating, words and music by Craig Smith, author ; illustrations by Scott Tulloch.
Children's picture book about favourite foods.
I can make musical instruments, Emily Reid.
Making music is fun, but its even more fun when you make the musical instruments, too! Readers follow a series of step-by-step instructions to create their own musical instruments, such as bongo drums, tambourines, and guitars. Each step is presented to readers through clear text and detailed photographs. Accessible language and a colourful design help replicate the feeling of a makerspace, a place of creativity where people learn together. Learning to make a variety of musical instruments is a fun way to foster that sense of creativity in readers.
Star Wars : absolutely everything you need to know, written by Adam Bray and 3 others.
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating "Did you know?" Q&As. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this book will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars The Clone Wars and the Star Wars movies I-VI.
Usborne zoo picture puzzle book, illustrated by Gareth Lucas ; designed by Ruth Russell ; written by Kirsteen Robson.
There are 25 sumptuously illustrated picture puzzles inside this irresistible book. Each page is overflowing with animals and object to spot, creatures to count and other delightful details to talk about.
Market maze, Roxie Munro.
In eleven intricately drawn mazes, eight vehicles, each carrying a different product, are on their way to the city. Fish, apples, dairy products, corn, vegetables, flowers, eggs, and baked goods all travel through colourful and minutely detailed landscape mazes to reach the city farmer's market. Information on all of the products and their journeys is included, along with answers to all of the mazes. For additional fun, kids are challenged to look for objects hidden on each spread.
All the wild wonders : poems of our Earth, Wendy Cooling ; illustrated by Piet Grobler.
In this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future?
You tell me, poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen ; drawings by Korky Paul.
Football, first love, teachers and tongue-twisters.
Corpse talk. [1], Adam Murphy.
The dead are rising! Up out of the mouldering pages of history comes the chat show that digs the dirt on some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women. What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality? Why did Genghis Khan become obsessed with world domination? Which scientist is still radioactive, almost 100 years after her death?
Corpse talk. Season 2, Adam Murphy ; colour by Lisa Murphy.
Reading this book is like having history injected into your brain! Join your host Adam Murphy, for the chat show that digs up the dirt on history's dead famous celebrities! How did a letter put Guy Fawkes on a bonfire? Why did Queen Elizabeth poison her face? What made William the Conqueror explode?
City atlas : travel the world with 30 city maps, written by Georgia Cherry ; illustrated by Martin Haake.
Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.
My wilderness : an Alaskan adventure, Claudia McGehee.
Recounts the 1918-1919 winter spent on Alaska's Fox Island from the point of view of 9-year-old Rocky, son of the painter Rockwell Kent II.
The white mouse : the story of Nancy Wake, Peter Gouldthorpe.
The Gestapo called her the White Mouse and they wanted her, dead or alive. Nancy Wake was an Australian who joined the French Resistance during World War II and became the most wanted woman in France. Parachuting behind enemy lines, blowing up bridges and smuggling refugees across borders, Nancy fought fiercely against the enemy and became the most decorated Australian woman in any war.
Little kids first big book of who, Jill Esbaum.
Read amazing stories about Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, Mohandas Gandhi, and many other fascinating and inspiring people from all over the world. These colourful and kid-friendly pages introduce younger readers to more than 50 people and their interesting lives.
Tudors : kings, queens, scribes and ferrets, written and illustrated by Marcia Williams ; helped by Arthur Inkblott.
Join much-loved author/illustrator Marcia Williams on a comic strip journey through Tudor history! A witty, accessible introduction to the Tudors, with full-colour illustrations throughout, from the author of Mr William Shakespeare's Plays and The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice. Arthur Inkblott, Queen Elizabeth I's favourite scribe, retells the most famous moments in Tudor history, from the Wars of the Roses and the Spanish Armada to Christopher Columbus's discovery of America and Henry VIII's many marriages! Packed with jokes and colourful comic-strip illustrations, this is Marcia Williams at her very best.
Show day, Jill MacGregor.
Livisia, who lives in the village of Alofi South on the island of Niue, describes how her village hosts Show Day, a day of celebrations for the whole island. Includes some Niuean words and a glossary.

World languages

1, 2, 3˜ping jing xia lai = Calm-down time, Yilishabai Wodike zhu ; Malika Haiyinlan hui ; Du Tianjiao yi.
Qing bu yao sheng qi, (Ri) Nanmao Xuan zhu ; (Ri) Shijing Shengyue hui ; Jin Haiying yi.
Beijing de chun jie, Lao She wen ; Yu Dawu tu.
Bao bao yao chi fan = Mealtime, Yilishabai Wodike zhu ; Malika Haiyinlan hui ; Du Tianjiao yi.
Ma Xiaotiao wan shu xue. 1 nian ji, zhu bian, Yang Hongying.
Wanpi gong zhu wan wan sui, Babei Ke'er wen tu ; Yiran yi.
Da da xiong he xiao xiao xiong, Aoliweier. Dengruier wen tu ; Wang Fang yi.
Yi bai tiao qun zi, Ailinuo Aisitesi zhu ; Luyisi Siluobodejin hui ; Yuan Ying yi.
Ping de gu shi, Maqiaoli Fulake wen ; Ku'erte Weize tu ; Du Keming yi.
Li wu, G.V. Xinadun wen tu ; [yi zhe, Xi'an Qujiang pei hao chu ban chuan mei you xian gong si].
Xiaoxiao mi lu le, wen tu (Aierlan) Kelisi Huodun ; fan yi Li Meini.
Xiao ci wei de ci, Hu Muren deng wen ; Zhou Xu tu.
Ni hao, you er yuan, (Han) Jin Shanying zhu ; (Han) Pei Xianzhu hui ; Xu Meilin yi.
Tan xin de xiao lang, wen/tu Anliang Zhenyouzi ; fan yi Peng Yi.
Bide tu jing dian gu shi ji. I, xiao tu bi de, Biatelikesi Bote zhu hui, Liu Xiaoyuan, Liu Yi yi.
Ye shou guo, Molisi Sangdake zhu ; Song Pei yi.
Qing rang wo lai bang zhu ni, Shang Xiaona zhu.
Mei li de luo xuan = Swirl by swirl : spirals in nature, Qiaoyisi Xideman zhu ; Beisi Keluomusi hui ; Fan Xiaoxing yi.
Shi jie you duo da, Tekenzhuopu zhu.
Tuo huang qian jin, Shali Watesen zhu ; He Weiqing yi.
Shan shan re ren ai : xin ban, Wu Meizhen [zhu].
Rang wo hui dao xiao shi hou, Yu yujun [zhu].
Conni geht auf Klassenfahrt, Julia Boehme ; mit Bildern von Herdis Albrecht.
Rufus Rakete und die Piratenblut-Bande, Erhard Dietl.
Was der Zauberwald erzahlt, Heinrich Hannover ; mit Bild. von Selda Marlin Soganci.
Der Lorax, von Dr. Seuss ; aus dem Englischen von Nadia Budde.
Jan und Josh oder wie man Regenwurmer zahmt, Sigrid Zeevaert.
Jakki no yume, e Adachi Nami ; bun Aihara Hiroyuki.
Ochibisan no himitsu no harappa, Anno Moyoko ; Matsuda Motoko.
Boku wa boku no e o kakuyo, Arai Ryoji.
Midori no sukippu, Awa Naoko;Dekune Iku.
Obachan to ojiichan no ie ni iku toki wa, Anne Bowen ; Tomek Bogack.
Okasan doko itta no?, Rebekka Kobbu bun e ; Onari Yuko yaku.
Hako chan, Egashira Michiko;Kanno Yuko.
Fukai ana, words by Candace Fleming ; pictures by Eric Rohmann ; translated by Nakagawa Chihiro.
Konna omise shitteru, Fujiwara Maki.
Arigato mogura no gensan, Furukawa Masumi ; Uchida Rintaro.
Kurisutina to okina hako, Patricia Lee Gauch ; Doris Burn ; Obika Yuko.
Kozaru jippiki ganbaru, Michael Grejniec.
Yamero sukatan, Hajiri Toshikado ; Kusunoki Shigenori.
Dakko ressha, Haruta Kaho.
Mawaru osushi, Hasegawa Yoshifumi.
Nagagutsu o kaini, saku e Hoshino Ikumi.
Berunaru-san no boshi, Imai Ayano.
Tsuraretara tabechau zo obake, Inui Rieko saku ; Tanaka Rokudai e.
Rakko no rakki, Iriyama Satoshi.
Komatta toki no nekodori, Ito Hiroshi.
Umi no hyakkaidate no ie, Iwai Toshio.
Morisu resumoa to fushigi na soratobu hon, William Joyce ; Obika Yuko.
Herikoputa no purutakun, Kamata Ayumi.
Boku no kabocha, Kamogawa Shino.
Uwasa no yochien : akibako no uwasa, Kitayama Yoko.
Awatenbo Usachan, bun Timoshi Nappuman ; e Deividdo Woka.
Chuppaka howa howa, Koide Natsuko.
Waniwani to akawani, Kokaze Sachi bun ; Yamaguchi Mao e.
Obento, Konishi Eiko.
Otasuke kobito to hamusuta : Who made this hamster wheel?, Koyose Junji;Nakagawa Chihiro.
Unagi no U-chan daiboken, Kuroki Mari bun ; Sugai Hidekazu e.
Yubitako, Kuse Sanae.
Oka no ue no girisu, Lawson Robert;Leaf Munro;Komiya Yu.
Mainichi mainichi tanjobi, Masataka Motoko.
Daruma no shugyo, Masegi Rieko.
Okasan daisuki dayo, saku, e Miyanishi Tatsuya.
Otto abunai kawa no naka, Miyanishi Tatsuya, Kimura Yuichi.
Basukun no kurisumasu, Nakaya Miwa; Miyuki Rika.
Torikaechan, Moto Hideyasu, Kato Shii.
Sofi no yasai batake, Geruda Myura saku ; Fushimi Misao yaku.
Gyoretsu, Nakagaki Yutaka.
Shinigamichan no honehonejima utauta no tabi, Nakaya Yasuhiko;Kawakita Ryoji.
Ochiba ichiba, Nishihara Minori.
Anton sensei, Nishimura Toshio.
Konbu no Busan, Okada Yoshitaka saku.
Happa no kitsunesan, Okamoto Satsuko.
Chiisana tsukigarasu, Marcus Pfister.
Oyasuminasai no sono mae ni : Papa to Nirusu, Makasu Fisuta saku ; Nasuda Jun yaku.
Maruchan no taoru, Sasaki Yoko.
Ika ni nare, Shinju Mariko.
Yokaien ni irasshai, saku e Shirato Atsuko.
Rira no himitsu no heya, Sugiura Sayaka.
Aiue okashina dobutsuen, Tagomori Noriko; Kawakita Ryoji.
Watashi no ie, Takahashi Naoko.
Shirokuma no pantsu, Tsupera tsupera.
Kurisumasu no chiisana okurimono, Alison Uttley ; translated by Yumiko Kamijo.
Pita, Watts Bernadette ; Fukumoto Yumiko.
Robin to rupato no titaimuyasan : kareru chapekku no reshipi ehon, Yamada Utako.
Sugu soko no takaramono, Yoshimoto Banana.
Yuldong Dongyo.
Sarang pat saebyok pyonji, Kwon Tae-il jieum ; Kang Seung-hui keurim.
Karo sero segyesa : karo chillo, sero kip'i, paro ponun segye yoksa yohaeng!, Yi Won-bok kul, kurim.
Segyerul umjikinun yeoseong rideo.
Otchoda yowangnim, Dabidu K'alri chium ; Maruk'o Soma kurim ; Rusidu P'ol omgim.
Uri nun chip chik'imi ya!, Ch'oe Mi-ran kul, kurim.
Na nun koemul ida!, Ch'oe Tok-kyu chium.
Pak Hyokgose, sillarul seuda, Chong Hae wang kul ; Kim To yon kurim.
Chaemi itke mongnun pop, Yu Chin kul, kurim.
Kakkum i aniya, hangsang iya, kul, kurim Rebek'a Elliot.
Karangnip taesodong, Chonoson Emet'u kul ; K'aerollain Chein Ch'och'i kurim ; Sin Hyong-gon omgim.
Tto ilgo chwo!, kul, kurim Emilli Kuraebit ; omgim Kong Kyong-hui.
Nae ka poini? Nanun nuguilkka?, Han, Chi -hye kul, kurim.
Kaul i choa, Han Mi-suk kul ; Chong Sun-im kurim.
P'aent'i rul ibotssoyo, Hirok'awa Saek'o kul, kurim ; Yi Ki-ung omgim.
Kojinmal kat'un iyagi, Kang Kyong-su kul, kurim.
Ggoljji ujuseon, Kim Bok-hui geul ; Kim Jin-ryong geurim.
Appa ka to sarang halke, Kim Chin-gi kul, kurim.
Iphak ul ch'ukha hamnida : chaemi innun ch'odung hakkyo, kul, kurim Kim Kyong-hui.
Kimch'i ka ch'oego ya, Kim Nan-ji kul ; Ch'oe Na-mi kurim.
Ppittagi rul ch'ajara, Kim T'ae-ho kul ; Chong Hyon-jin kurim.
Kkoburang yennal yetchok e chollae tonghwa.
Kkoma ch'olhakcha Hyugo. 1, Hakgyo enun wae kaya halkka?.
Kangaji wa yomso saekki, Kwon Chong-saeng si ; Kim Pyong-ha kurim.
Kwaja nara ui pallerina, Inuk'ai Yumie kul ; Maruyama Ayak'o kurim ; Kim Suk omgim.
Sesangi kkunnan gon aniya, Cheroldin Mok'ok'uron ; Yi Chae gyong omgim.
Ch'aek toduk t'okki, Emilli Maekk'enji kul, kurim ; Kim So-yon omgim.
Appa, ago rul chosim haseyo!, Lisa Moroni kul ; Eba Erikson kurim, Kim Sang yol omgim.
Odi sumonni?, Na Cha-yun kul, kurim.
Nun saram ajossi wa nun kangaji, Reimondu Purigusu wonjak ; Yi Myong hui omgim.
Namukkun kwa sonnyo, O Chong-hui kul ; Chang Son-hwan kurim.
Agijwi ka chamjaro kayo, Pak Chong-wan kul, kurim.
Omma appa tanyo watsumnida, [Pak Hyon-jong kul, kurim].
7-yon tongan ui cham : Pak Wan-so kurim tonghwa, kul Pak Wan-so ; kurim Kim Se-hyon.
Yeongwonhan useum, Park Han Byul.
Chinjja kom, Song Hui jin kul, kurim.
Ttang sok nara toduk koemul, Song On kul ; Chang Son-hwan kurim.
Sagwa ka k'ung!, Tada Hirosi chium ; Chong Kun omgim.
Ch'oum uro honja chan nal, Mellani Wat'u kul, kurim ; Yun Yong omgim.
Pidulgi nun mogyok i p'iryo haeyo!, Mo Willemsu kul, kurim ; Chang Son-yong omgim.
K'eik'u p'at'i, kul, kurim Yi Chin-gyong.
Pap han kurut ttuk ttak!, Yi Chin gyong kul, kurim.
Nan taejiga aniya, Yi Hae ryoung ; Yi Ung gi kurim.
Yongo yuch'iwon sonsaengnimi ppob'n yongo dongyo [music].
Commentarii de inepto puero : Gregorii Heffley libellus, Jeff Kinney, auctore ; a Daniel B. Gallagher Latine versa ; [revised by Paola Francesca Moretti].
Zhizn v taige, Brenda Giberson ; illiustratsii Gennadiia Spirina.
Kto zhivet v teplom more, Sviatoslav Sakharnov ; risunki Nikolaia Ustinova.
El nino con el pijama de rayas, John Boyne ; traducido del ingles por Gemma Rovira Ortega.
Tallarines de momia, Martin Pinol ; illustraciones, Votric.
ElGran Truco, Mamen Sanchez ; ilustraciones de Marta Tebar.
Biblioburro : una historia real de Colombia, Jeanette Winter ; traduccion de Susana Tornero.

Older Fiction

Terrifying tales, edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by Kelly Barnhill and 10 others with illustrations by Gris Grimly.
Eleven masters of suspense have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends' pants off.
The golden vendetta, Tony Abbott ; illustrations by Bill Perkins.
It's been two months since the Kaplan family hunted down the Serpens relic, but when the evil Galina Krause suddenly and violently reappears, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca have no choice but to face her again. Now they must race to find an artefact said to be crafted by Leonardo da Vinci himself perhaps the strangest Guardian of all. Along the way, they uncover another layer to Galina's sinister endgame and there might not be enough time to stop it.
A pocket full of murder, R.J. Anderson.
In Tarreton, where the rich have all the magic they wish and the poor can barely afford a spell to heat their homes, twelve-year-old Isaveth's father is accused of murdering an influential citizen and Isaveth, aided by eccentric street boy Quiz, tries to solve the magical murder mystery before her father is executed.
The copper gauntlet, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare with illustrations by Scott Fischer.
Callum Hunt's life has been difficult ever since he was admitted to the Magisterium, since his father suspects him of being evil, and his closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf but when he discovers that his father may be trying to destroy both him and Havoc, he escapes back to the magical world and he and his friends Aaron and Tamara, become involved in the search for the stolen Alkahest, a copper gauntlet with dangerous powers.
Enid Blyton's Christmas stories.
From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years.
Scorpio rising, Amy Brooke.
Rohan finds himself in mortal danger from the spreading dark, which has taken on a new and deadly form. A trap has been laid for the Dreamer, and the bait is Badger, his beloved English bull terrier who previously saved Rowan's life, but has now vanished. In his search for him, it is the red-gold fox who again brings Rowan to the children through passages of space and time, their fate inextricably entwined, while overhead Scorpio rises.
The Buccaneers' Code, Caroline Carlson ; illustrations by Dave Phillips.
When Miss Pimm, Enchantress of the Marsh, decides to retire, she enlists young Hilary Westfield to gather a band of scallywags and prepare to challenge Captain Blacktooth in an all-out battle for the presidency of the League in order to save the kingdom.
The ghosts of Tarawera, Sue Copsey.
"On holiday near Rotorua, Joe and Eddie are fascinated by the area's bubbling mud pools and boiling geysers. Local volcanologist Rocky tells them about the Pink and White Terraces that existed on the lake where they're staying, and how they were destroyed in the cataclysmic 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. But Joe's fascination turns to unease when strange sightings on the lake and dark rumblings from the Earth hint that the volcano is reawakening. Can he persuade Rocky, who puts his faith only in science, to sound a warning?" — Back cover.
A nearer moon, Melanie Crowder.
Long ago the dam formed, the lively river turned into a swamp, and the wasting illness came to Luna's village, and now that her little sister is sick Luna will do anything to save her, even offer herself to the creature that lives in the swamp on the day of the nearer moon a lonely and bitter water sprite who was left behind when her people fled through a door to another world.
Confessions of an imaginary friend, a memoir by Jacques Papier as told to Michelle Cuevas.
When Jacques Papier discovers he's imaginary, he sets off on a journey to find his true home.
The Isle of the Lost : a Descendants novel, Melissa de la Cruz.
Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that's been left to rot and forgotten by the world. But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon's eye: the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it who will it be? Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost. Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent's daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon's eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all. Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen's daughter, Evie, doesn't know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But she's a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal's little tricks. Jay: As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents: stealing and lying to name a few. Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he's not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon's eye. Carlos: Cruella de Vil's son may not be bravest, but he's certainly clever. Carlos's inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon's eye and ending the banishment for good. Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon's eye is cursed and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the dragon's eye, these kids begin to realise that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.
Fort, Cynthia DeFelice.
A middle-grade summer adventure about two boys who build an awesome fort and tangle with two older bullies.
A curious tale of the in-between, Lauren DeStefano.
Bright, imaginative, eleven-year-old Pram lives with two aunts who run a retirement home, hiding the fact that she can talk with ghosts — but not the spirit of her mother — and after befriending Clarence, who also lost his mother, she decides to find her father in the hope he can answer her questions.
George, Alex Gino.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, really wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.
Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to Planet Girl, Tommy Greenwald ; illustrations by J. P. Coovert.
Everyone has a girlfriend except Charlie Joe! But he won't be left in the dust. Look out for make-ups, break-ups, and hilarious romance tips as Charlie Joe figures out this crazy little thing called love.
The disappearing children, Lars Joachim Grimstad ; translated by Don Bartlett and Sian Mackie.
Finn is the son of the Prime Minister of Norway, but his father has not been the Prime Minister for very long; in fact, until recently, his father was a taxi driver. After years of listening to passengers complaining in the back of his cab, Teddy Popps knows exactly what the electorate want: No more pot holes in the world and more crisps in crisp packets! And he was right: his More Party are voted in power against all the odds! But all is not well. Finn's newly-acquired brother (a gift from a dictator in a faraway land) is acting suspiciously, and one-by-one children in Finn's class start to disappear.
Redeemed, Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Jonah was able to save all of time from collapsing but in doing so gained a twin brother, Jordan, who must learn what has happened and do his own part to save time and his parents.
The Flinkwater factor : a novel in five thrilling episodes, Pete Hautman.
Thirteen-year-old Ginger investigates a series of weird events taking place in her home town of Flinkwater, Iowa, beginning with people falling into comas while using their computers.
Worlds explode, Shane Hegarty ; illustrated by James de la Rue.
On a list of things Finn never thought he'd wish for, a gateway bursting open in Darkmouth was right up there. But that's about his only hope for finding his missing father. He's searched for a map, he's followed Steve into dead ends, but found nothing. And he's still got homework to do. But soon Finn and Emmie must face bizarre Legends, a ravenous world and a face from the past as they go where no Legend Hunter has gone before. Or, at least, where no legend Hunter has gone before and returned with their limbs in the correct order.
Dear Hank Williams, Kimberly Willis Holt.
In Rippling Creek, Louisiana, in 1948, eleven-year-old Tate writes letters to her favourite country singer, sharing her dreams of becoming a singer and revealing that her mother is in prison.
Path of stars, Erin Hunter.
When the dangerous Slash takes Star Flower hostage, her mate Clear Sky must rally the other four clans to his side in order to save her.
The elevator ghost, Glen Huser ; illustrations by Stacy Innerst.
Quirky babysitter Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, a spooky apartment building rumoured to be haunted, and enchants her young charges with ghost stories that they find eerily familiar.
Theophilus Grey and the demon thief, Catherine Jinks.
Twelve-year-old Theophilus Grey Philo to his friends is a linkboy in eighteenth-century London, guiding people home through the dark, dangerous alleys by the light of his torch. But in secret, he's also a spy gathering information for his master, the mysterious Garnet Hooke. When thieves and rogues start dropping without a scratch, rumours spread of a dangerous faery demon on the loose, and Philo begins to fear the worst. Could the rumours really be true? A sudden wave of crime sweeps the neighbourhood, and Philo can't help but wonder if the two are connected. With help from his new friend Mr Paxton, Philo finds himself battling a threat far more sinister than any he's faced before. He will need all of his cunning if he has any chance of uncovering the truth behind the demon thief in time to save his friends.
The sign of the cat, Lynne Jonell with illustrations by the author.
Duncan, eleven, is very smart with the rare ability to speak Cat, but his mother has always insisted he appear only average, and when a perfect test score draws attention to him, he not only discovers the wisdom of his mother's rules, he finds himself crossing the seas on a quest for his true identity.
Switch, Ingrid Law.
Gypsy Beaumont's magical savvy switches to its opposite when she learns that her mean and decidedly non-magical grandma has Alzheimer's and is going to move in with her family.
Gorilla dawn, Gill Lewis.
The thrilling, heartbreaking, and inspirational new story from award-winning storyteller Gill Lewis. Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby gorilla is captured by a group of rebel soldiers. Imara and Bobo are two children also imprisoned in the rebels' camp. When they learn that the gorilla is destined to be sold into captivity, they swear to return it to the wild before it's too late. But the consequences of getting caught are too terrible to think about. Will the bond between the gorilla and the children give them the courage they need to escape?
Firefly Hollow, Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Christopher Denise.
Because their dreams of daring adventures go against the cautious teachings of their nations, Firefly and Cricket set out on their own, find a home with kindly Vole, and together help a grieving "miniature giant" named Peter.
The secrets of blueberries, brothers, Moose & me, Sara Nickerson.
In order to earn money, twelve-year-old Missy and her older brother Patrick spend the summer working on a blueberry farm, where they learn lessons about life and growing up.
Valley of Kings, Michael Northrop.
Journeying to the Valley of Kings, Alex and Ren prepare to combat powerful Death Walkers that are causing trouble throughout the world.
Auggie & me : three Wonder stories, R.J. Palacio.
Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy born with extreme facial abnormalities, whose first year at Beecher Prep school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. Auggie & Me is a new side to the Wonder story: three new chapters from three different characters — Julian the bully ; Auggie's oldest friend Christopher ; and, classmate Charlotte, his new friend at school. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, Auggie & Me is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.
Field trip, Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen.
Ben has been invited to try out for a special hockey academy. But Dad wants Ben to catch up to the school field trip instead. So Ben, Dad, and their dogs, Atticus and Conor, jump into their truck. Ben concocts a secret plan to make the tryout, but Atticus and Conor are on to him. Dad's new apprentice, Brig, and Ben's twin classmates, Jacob and Charlotte, are along for the ride.
Goblins & ghosties : stories of darkness from around the world, Maggie Pearson ; illustrated by Francesca Greenwood.
A stunning selection of folk tales and legends about things that go bump in the night. A wide variety of traditional stories from all over the world, ranging from magical to farcical, unnerving to terrifying. Delightfully illustrated in paper-cut style by Francesca Greenwood.
Pugs of the frozen north, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
New friends Sika and Shen try to beat the odds and win the Great Northern Race in a sled pulled by a team of sixty-six pugs in hopes of meeting the Snowfather and having him grant their wish.
How to speak dolphin, Ginny Rorby.
Since her mother died, twelve-year-old Lily has struggled to care for her severely autistic half-brother, Adam, in their Miami home, but she is frustrated and angry because her oncologist step-father, Don, expects her to devote her time to Adam, and is unwilling to admit that Adam needs professional help but when Adam bonds with a young dolphin with cancer Lily is confronted with another dilemma: her family or the dolphin's freedom.
The wolf wilder, Katherine Rundell.
In the days before the Russian Revolution, twelve-year-old Feodora sets out to rescue her mother when the Tsar's Imperial Army imprisons her for teaching tamed wolves to fend for themselves.
Appleblossom the possum, Holly Goldberg Sloan ; illustrated by Gary A. Rosen.
A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her.
Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness, eyes dotted by Jim Smith.
This is the ultimate book for fans of Barry Loser! Packed full of brilliant content, including the World Book Day book 'I am nit a Loser', the short stories 'Bunky is a Loser' and 'My Dad is a Loser', editions of the 'Daily Poo', a Q&A with Jim from his fans and pages of brand-new superkeel drawing guides and activities, Barry fans old and new will love 'Barry Loser's Ultimate Book of Keelness'.
Winter turning, Tui T. Sutherland.
Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family, unlike his sister Icicle, who has been raised to challenge IceWing queen but now that Icicle has broken the truce and escaped from Jade Mountain Academy, so Winter, accompanied by his new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, embarks on his own quest to free his brother from the clutches of Queen Scarlet, and win the respect of his family.
Milo Speck, accidental agent, Linda Urban ; illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum.
When Milo Speck enters Ogregon, a land populated with hungry ogres, enormous turkeys, children needing rescue, and his own, ordinary, salesman-father, his top priority is to escape but only after thwarting a plot to turn children everywhere into ogre snack food.
Harriet the invincible, Ursula Vernon.
Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right.
The book of kings, Cynthia Voigt ; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.
Solutioneer Max Starling travels to a fictional South American country to rescue his parents who have become embroiled in a political power grab.
Katy, Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrations, Nick Sharratt.
Katy Carr is a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family. She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof, or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging. But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident.
The vanishing island, Barry Wolverton.
A young boy named Bren sets out on the high seas with a mysterious admiral to search for a legendary map that leads to an object of unspeakable power.

Picture Books

First 100 words.
A beautiful, photographic book to help children link words and pictures and improve their vocabulary. Visual surprises and extra words under the sturdy flaps encourage children to lift and learn.
Sardines of love, Zurine Aguirre.
Grandmother Lola hates sardines, but Grandfather Lolo loves them. He eats them every day. When she runs out of sardines one day, Lola can't bear to think of Lolo going hungry. She decides to go fishing with unexpected results. What on earth will Lola eat when she discovers that sardines are the only food on offer? And what will Lolo do when he finds out that his beloved Lola is missing?
The five misfits, Beatrice Alemagna.
There were five of them altogether. Five misfits. The five had never amounted to much in life, nor did they feel like doing anything. And then one day, from who knows where, came an extraordinary fellow. When Mr Perfect comes to stay, the five misfits find themselves questioning what their purpose in life is. Can they teach him that not fitting in is more fun than trying to be perfect?
The little rabbit who liked to say moo, Jonathan Allen.
When Calf hears Rabbit out in the field mooing he feels inspired to give a great big baa and soon all the other creatures on the farm realise they're not limited to their own language but can enjoy experimenting with others as they think "outside the box."
Grandma's brain, Ann Andrews ; illustrations by Sally Hollis-McLeod.
Uses a story book format to explain what Parkinson's Disease is, and how it affects those who have it.
Double trouble for Anna Hibiscus!, Atinuke, Lauren Tobia.
Everything is changing for Anna Hibiscus, she's a sister! But oh dear everyone is now so busy! Uncle Bizi-Sunday is shopping for the babies, Aunty Joli and Aunty Grace are rocking the babies and Mama and Grandma are fast asleep but just who has time for Anna Hibiscus? I hate Double Trouble! shouts Anna. But Anna Hibiscus is amazing so it won't be long before everyone finds time for her again! A story which perfectly captures the anxiety and thrill of having a new sibling, this is a great title for any family with a new baby, or a baby on the way!
Belinda, the ninja ballerina, Candida Baker, Mitch Vane.
It's every little girl's dream to be a ballerina, right? Well, not in the case of Belinda, the ninja ballerina. Enrolled in ballet classes against her will, Belinda would take a headstand over a pirouette any day. But nobody will actually listen to Belinda's protests that she wants to be a ninja, not a ballerina. That is until Belinda stages a one-girl protest and demands her rights. Her teacher has to put her thinking cap on and finally comes up with a solution that will keep everybody happy.
Flyaway, illustrated by Lesley Barnes.
A young princess has a bird which she keeps trapped in a cage. One day, the bird escapes and she chases it round the castle and out into the garden. She manages to catch it but, realising that the bird wants to be free, she lets him go, and is rewarded when he comes back to visit her. This touching story about freedom is stylishly rendered in Lesley Barnes' gorgeous, contemporary artwork and has a unique twist: lift-flaps throughout enable the reader to 'free' the bird themselves. Also has 10 things to count on every spread.
Leo : a ghost story, Mac Barnett ; pictures by Christian Robinson.
Leo is a friendly house ghost but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.
Cats get famous, written & illustrated by Ron Barrett.
Disguised as a trash bag, greedy cat-hater Lekvar Smirk kidnaps a trio of singing cats, Hal, Dora, and Geneva, and takes them to try out for the television show, Animal Idol.
Crybaby, Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
When Baby cries, her family and neighbours try unsuccessfully to stop her tears and get her back to sleep, but Roy, the old retriever, knows that Baby needs her toy sheep for a good night.
Hello world, Paul Beavis.
Monster is bored, but Mr. and Mrs. Mo are too busy to play. Monster decides to go off on an adventure.
The prince and the porker, Peter Bently, David Roberts.
Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray. Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can't last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius's bacon. It turns out that he's always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon his Aunt Alice!
Grrrrr!, written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph.
Come join Fred the Bear on a stunningly illustrated journey to be crowned the best bear in the wood and, just maybe, learn that there might be more to life than training. Each year, for as long as the forest has stood, A contest is held for the bears of the wood. And Fred is the champion. He's just that good. Fred is the Best Bear in the Wood and he's got the medals to prove it. Being the best takes a lot of hard work, and time on your own, but Fred doesn't mind. Until a new bear moves to town, and Fred's champion GRRRRR goes missing. How will he ever win now? Or will Fred instead learn that some things are more important than winning?
Piranhas don't eat bananas, Aaron Blabey.
'Hey there guys. Would you like a banana? What's wrong with you, Brian? Youre a Piranha.' Brian is a piranha. He is also a vegetarian. But do you think he can convince his family to join him?
Black cat, white cat, Silvia Borando.
A black cat who only ever goes out during the day and a white cat who only goes out at night meet in the middle and start a beautiful relationship.
Ten little dinosaurs, Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty.
Ten little dinosaurs, hatching from their eggs, Blinking in the sunshine, stretching out their legs. Look! Our mummy's sleeping. Shall we go explore? Ten little dinosaurs all say, Roarrr! Ten little dinosaurs set off in search of adventure. But what will the ten little dinosaurs do when then meet a grumpy triceratops? And a stomping diplodocus? And a hungry t-rex? Meet all your favourite dinosaurs in this romping, stomping prehistoric adventure. With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this noisy rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.
Whose shoe?, Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.
A conscientious mouse tries to locate the owner of a single unclaimed shoe.
Dinosaurs, Rod Campbell.
From Rod Campbell, the bestselling creator of the beloved classic Dear Zoo, comes a brand-new board book all about dinosaurs! Join author-illustrator Rod Campbell as he takes a journey beyond the zoo to prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the land. With sturdy pages, bright colours, and Campbell's signature style, Dinosaurs puts your little one's favourite giant creatures right in the palm of their hands.
Lion practice, Emma Carlisle.
Laura loves to practise. She's been a kangaroo, a parrot and a crocodile but nothing beats lion practice! It's fun to leap, and run and roar really loud, isn't it? Laura's patient parents aren't so sure. So when Laura takes a lion-sized leap too far, she gets a telling off. But like all good lions, Laura soon bounces back and it isn't very long before her Mum, Dad and baby brother are joining in the game. A warm, funny and reassuring book, which celebrates the joy of imaginative play and the importance of patience and family love. A lively debut from a brand new picture book talent.
Blue whale blues, Peter Carnavas.
When Penguin hears Whale singing the blues, he tries to help. But how do you stop a blue whale feeling blue? A delightful story about a whale with bike trouble and the happy-go-lucky penguin who cheers him up.
Sneak-a-peek words, Aimee Chapman, Natalie Munday and Pip Tinsley.
This innovative book introduces first words and encourages your child to explore the world around them.
Lulu's party, Kit Chase.
Lulu is excited to have her friends Oliver and Charlie over for a rainy day party, but something goes wrong with her special treat and Lulu fears that her party is ruined, so her friends come to the rescue and save the day.
The day the crayons came home, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers.
One day, Duncan is happily colouring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.
The ride-by-nights, Walter de la Mare ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.
Up on their brooms the witches stream, crooked and black in the crescent's gleam. It's Halloween and a family is preparing to go trick-or-treating. Little do they know that up above them a coven of witches flies unseen through the starry sky.
Look and be grateful, Tomie dePaola.
A boy awakes with the dawn and expresses gratitude for this unique day.
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa, Anna Dewdney.
It's an exciting day for Llama Llama; he's going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night —his first night away from home and from Mama. There are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It's not until he gets ready for bed that he realises that he's forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama. Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams.
Home tweet home, Courtney Dicmas.
Cave swallows Burt and Pippi, tired of being crowded by their eight siblings, set out to find a bigger nest but but discover that travelling is good, but coming home is better.
The mystery of the haunted farm, Elys Dolan.
Strange and spooky things are happening down on the farm, and Farmer Greg knows exactly who to call Ghost-hunters! The three little pigs are the best guys for the job, a specialist team of Ghosthunters equipped with the latest in ghost-hunting gadgets. But when the Phantom Finder 5000 fails to recognise any paranormal activity at all, the pigs realise all is not quite as it seems and there's certainly something suspicious about the mysterious chicken coup up on the hill — could that be a werepuppy?
Knit together, Angela Dominguez.
A little girl who loves to draw but cannot knit, and her mother who loves to knit but cannot draw, collaborate on a special project neither of them could have done alone.
Spot and say, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler.
Can you spot the Gruffalo and friends? Step inside the deep dark wood and keep your eyes peeled!
What the ladybird heard next, written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, and these are the things that she saw and heard. Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper.
Mr. Postmouse's rounds, Marianne Dubuc ; English translation by Yvette Ghione.
Mr. Postmouse delivers letters and packages to all of the animals on his route.
Gus : explores his world, Olivier Dunrea.
Meet Gus, a gosling who likes to be by himself. But when his adventures lead him to a turtle's nest, he's in for some unexpected companionship!
This Orq : he say "ugh!", David Eilliott ; illustrated by Lori Nichols.
Meet Orq. He cave boy. Meet Woma. He woolly mammoth. Now meet Dorq. Dorq big. Dorq strong. Dorq mean. And Caba, he even worse. Ugh! Double ugh!
The most wonderful thing in the world, Vivian French ; illustrated by Angela Barrett.
When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts, but nothing feels quite right. As the last suitor leaves, his weapons of mass destruction rejected, the king and queen are exhausted. But when a shy, young man, who isn't a suitor at all, steps forward, they finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is.
Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab, Cornelia Funke, Monica Armino.
Sir Tristan and his cat Terrible Tab have decimated the mouse population of Raven Castle. Can the last survivors defeat the ferocious feline with the help of some homemade armour and a heroic mouse knight?
Planet Kindergarten, Sue Ganz-Schmitt ; illustrated by Shane Prigmore.
A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet.
We forgot Brock!, Carter Goodrich.
Phillip and Brock are best friends, although everyone else thinks Brock is imaginary, so when Phillip gets tired out at the Big Fair while Brock is still having fun, they are separated and it will take a very special twosome to bring them back together again.
Little Bird's bad word, Jacob Grant.
Little Bird loves learning new words and sharing them with his friends, so when he realises that his latest one is a bad word, he knows just what to say to set things right.
Just right!, Nigel Gray ; illustrated by Deborah Brown.
Monkey asks Little Zebra how many stripes he has. Little Zebra doesn't know so he tries to count them. However he is unable see all around himself so asks for help from other animals.
Hare, written by Zoe Greaves ; illustrated by Leslie Sadleir.
A celebration of nature 'Hare' takes us back to the wild. The elusive majesty of the hare has inspired human imagination for centuries. This book looks at the natural history and mythology of this beautiful and playful creature. 'Hare' opens a window onto the natural world for young children. Little ones will join the hunt for the hare and enjoy reciting the ancient poacher's names for him. Older children will be fascinated by the legends and facts included at the end such as '10 Hare facts' and 'What's the difference between a hare and a rabbit?'
The naughtiest reindeer at the zoo, Nicki Greenberg.
'I miss Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen! Oh, Comet! Oh, Cupid! Oh, Donner and Blitzen! And big brother Rudolph! I wish they were here!' Sobbed the naughtiest, loneliest little reindeer. This Christmas, Ruby's family is visiting Granny and Pop, whose house full of breakable items is not the place for a very naughty reindeer. So Ruby is sent to the zoo for the holidays, and she has to bunk in with the stuck-up antelopes and the fussy zebras, which is no fun at all for an excitable reindeer. So on Christmas Eve, Ruby opens all the enclosures hoping for fabulous festivities and feasting and creates chaos! With all the animals on the loose, and Santa delayed from delivering all his presents how can Ruby right her wrongs and save Christmas for everyone? Ruby is at her mischievous best in this rollicking Christmas treat.
Dinosaur parade, Shari Halpern.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text present a wide variety of dinosaurs.
Bernice gets carried away, Hannah E. Harrison.
Having missed out on the other treats at a friend's birthday party, a grumpy cat grabs all of the balloons and floats into the sky, where she sees that her problems are not so big, after all.
There's a monster in my fridge, Caryl Hart, Deborah Allwright.
This fun split page book is full of scary monsters doing silly things! A hilarious story from Caryl Hart with lovable yet atmospheric illustrations from Deborah Allwright, bestselling illustrator of The Night Pirates.
Tree, Patricia Hegarty; illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.
Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.
Waiting, Kevin Henkes.
Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?
Pom Pom the champion, Sophy Henn.
The return of the brilliant Pom Pom Panda from exciting author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlisted, Where Bear? When Pom Pom Panda doesn't know what to do with himself, his Mum suggests a game and Pom discovers just how much he likes to Win! A funny and sweet take on how it's not always about being the best, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.
Spot loves nursery, Eric Hill.
It's spot's first day at nursery. What fun things will he do today?
All for a dime! : a Bear and Mole story, Will Hillenbrand.
Bear has no trouble selling his berries at the farmers' market, but Mole and Skunk are less successful with their worms and perfume.
The Christmas Eve tree, written by Delia Huddy ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.
When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.
I like animals, Dahlov Ipcar.
A boy who likes animals of all kinds says that when he grows up he will have a zoo or pet shop, or be a farmer of woodsman, and lists the animals he would have or see in each case.
Christmas for Greta and Gracie, Yasmeen Ismail.
Greta and Gracie are sisters — Greta is chatty while Gracie is quiet and it's all fine until, one day, everything changes. It's nearly Christmas and together the sisters decorate the tree, shop for presents and even try a spot of ice-skating! But Greta, of course, always knows best and poor Gracie can't get a word in edgeways. Then on Christmas Eve, while Greta is quietly sleeping, Gracie hears a funny noise — whatever could it be? She creeps downstairs to investigate, and the next morning her very special revelation leaves chitty chatty Greta lost for words!
I'm a girl!, Yasmeen Ismail.
I'm supposed to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice. But I'm sweet and sour and not a little flower. I am a girl! I am a girl! I am a girl! The girl in this book likes to win, she likes to be spontaneous, fast and strong, and because she also likes to dress in t-shirt and shorts, she is forever getting mistaken for a boy. And when she meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing dolls, they both quickly discover that they share interests that are wide and varied. I am a Girl! is a wonderful celebration of being who we are and not being pigeon-holed or restricted by gender stereotypes. Most of all it is full of energy and laugh-out-loud funny. Who says that pink is for girls and blue is for boys?
The littlest pukeko = Te pukeko iti, written by Marie Jamison ; illustrated by Ben Jamieson ; na Willie Manuel raua ko Kahura Cameron i whakamaori ; na Tui Ransfield raua ko Ricki Baker nga karawarawatanga i whakarite.
The littlest pukeko in the family has trouble keeping up with the other chicks. He is always afraid. However, one day he gains courage, and realises that he can escape from danger with his long legs and powerful feet.
Picture this … : a child's first picture book, Alison Jay.
Words and images combine on each page of this breathtaking picture book to create an introduction to everyday words that children and their parents will want to return to again and again. With a wealth of detail, Alison Jay has created a series of pictures where elements cleverly reappear from spread to spread, providing a timeless book to share.
The fun book of scary stuff, Emily Jenkins ; pictures by Hyewon Yum.
A little boy tells his two dogs about all the things that scare him.
Santa's Workshop, Emma Jennings, Hannah Cockayne, and Anna Vallarino ; illustrated by Amy Cartwright.
Christmas is coming, it's time to take a trip to Santa's workshop and Christmas Town! Pip and Pod the Elves are busy making toys, Mrs. Holly is selling delicious treats in the Christmas Candy Shop, and Santa is packing his sleigh with presents in this fabulously festive lift-the-flap board book. There are eight magical holiday scenes to explore, each with flaps to lift with fun Christmas surprises to discover underneath.
Alphabet school, Stephen T. Johnson.
Explore the alphabet in everyday objects found at school in this dazzling picture book. A classroom companion to celebrated artist Stephen Johnson's Caldecott Honor book Alphabet City, this alphabet book is a tour de force in the genre. There is much more to this book than meets the eye!
The Snow Beast, Chris Judge.
Beast has been robbed! And so has the whole village. Without tools the villagers can't put on their legendary Winter Party, so Beast sets off to solve the mystery. Discovering that a stranded Snow Beast is behind the robbery, Beast has to decide whether to help this odd-looking stranger.
That's (not) mine, Anna King ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Two fuzzy animals have a silly argument about a chair that ends with a surprise.
Finders keepers, Keiko Kasza.
When a squirrel uses his red hat to mark the spot where he buried an acorn, he sets off a chain of events involving other creatures, each of which finds an unusual use for the chapeau.
Sir Scaly Pants the Dragon Knight, John Kelly.
When a ghastly giant comes crashing through the Kingdom one day, the townsfolk fear for their lives. He's knocking down the buildings! He's breathing his stinky breath all over the place! He's even picking giant bogeys out of his giant nose — he must be stopped! So the King decrees that all knights be sent to slay the giant and whoever succeeds will be knighted bravest in the land. Enter Sir Scaly Pants (the most unusual knight around) and his trusty steed Guinevere (he most unfit horse around). Will this unlikely duo manage to defeat the greedy, grimy giant? You bet they will! A wildly funny tale of good versus bad perfect for fans of Jonny Duddle.
Stay!, Alex Latimer.
Buster is a very difficult dog! He's messy, naughty and sometimes, well, just disgusting! But Ben thinks he's the best dog ever. When Ben goes on holiday with Mum and Dad, he tries to write down everything to help Grampa look after Buster but will Ben remember the most important thing? And will Grampa survive?
The worm who knew karate!, Jill Lever, Terry Denton.
Brian was a happy worm. He lived in a beautiful window box and didn't have a care in the world. But when Brian finds out about early birds who like to catch worms, he decides he must do something! He must learn karate.
The bear and the piano, David Litchfield.
One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind.
Good night!, Ethan Long.
Illustrations and simple text show parent-and-child animal pairs saying goodnight to each other, as a chick's "peep peep" is answered by a chicken's "cluck cluck" and a puppy's "ruff ruff" is returned by a dog's "woof woof".
Super Happy Magic Forest, Matty Long.
When the Mystical Crystals of Life are stolen from the Super Happy Magic Forest where everybody parties all the time five unlikely heroes are chosen to go on a quest to retrieve them.
We're having a super baby, written by Abie Longstaff ; illustrated by Jane Massey.
A little boy excitedly awaits the birth of a new sibling. He can't wait to play with the baby. But when his little sister arrives he is disappointed to find that she doesn't do much at first. But he knows that she's going to be special he just has wait. Sure enough, one day he discovers that she isn't just special she's super! This warm and funny celebration of the special bond between a brother and sister is the perfect picture book for parents to share with expectant siblings.
Boats float!, George Ella Lyon and Benn Lyon ; illustrations by Mick Wiggins.
In rhyming text the reader is introduced to all the different kinds of boats floating on rivers, lakes, oceans, and ponds.
What's up MuMu?, David Mackintosh.
MuMu is not quite MuMu today. But with enough good cheer and fun, can her best friend Lox put things right?
In this book, Fani Marceau, Joelle Jolivet.
Explores the concept of what it means to be "in" something with text and pictures.
The wonderful things you will be, Emily Winfield Martin.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a parent's musings about what a child will become, knowing that the child's kindness, cleverness, and boldness will shine through no matter what, as will the love they share.
We're going on a moa hunt : a retelling of the classic children's adventure, illustrated by Patrick McDonald.
We're going on a moa hunt. We're not scared. We're going to catch a big one. We're not scared! Uh-oh … a tangly forest! Crack, creak snap! A New Zealand retelling of the classic adventure that takes readers on an exciting journey through the country's spectacular landscapes. Award-winning Patrick McDonald's pictures teem with native plants and wildlife, and sharp-eyed kids will love discovering the moa cleverly hidden in every scene of the hunt.
Elmer and the flood, David McKee.
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?
The octopuppy, Martin McKenna.
Meet Edgar. He's determined to train his new puppy. Sit. Stay. Fetch. What could go wrong? It's just that Edgar's dog happens to be an octopus. A particularly brilliant octopus at that. Meet Jarvis. Edgar's life is about to change forever.
The cow who climbed a tree, Gemma Merino.
Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her and soon discover a world of surprises!
Up in the garden and down in the dirt, Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal.
Up in the garden, the world is full of green leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves and down in the dirt.
Wild feelings, David Milgrim.
Do you ever feel as stubborn as a mule? Or as chicken as a chicken? Of course you do. Looks at the normal, natural feelings we all have.
ABCs on wings, Ramon Olivera.
In this book, kids will learn their ABCs through the amazing world of aviation. From A is for ace to Z is for zeppelin, young children will be introduced to biplanes, carriers, gliders, jets, and many more vehicles of flight. Refreshing and unique, this concept book is filled with bold, graphic illustrations that soar off the pages!
Lizard from the park, Mark Pett.
When a lizard hatches from the egg Leonard finds in the park, he names it Buster and takes it all around the city, but Buster grows bigger and bigger until Leonard realises he must devise a way to return his pet to the deepest, darkest part of the park and set him free.
Being Agatha, Anna Pignataro.
When Agatha was born she had her father's nose and her mother's ears. When her relatives get together, it's clear that she doesn't quite fit in. And when she starts kinder, she realises just how different she is to everyone else… Then one day Miss Tibble, the kinder teacher, tells her class that like a snowflake, everyone is special in their own way. Then she asks each child to tell her how they might be special. Agatha cannot think of a single way she is special, so she sneaks away to hide. When the whole class search for her, and are quite upset about her absence, she leaves her hiding spot. Then several students suggest why Agatha is special. And, in the end, everyone agrees that Agatha is the best at being Agatha!
Greenling, Levi Pinfold.
Mr Barleycorn picks a green baby growing in his garden, letting loose the incredible power of nature. When courgettes flower in the kitchen and carrots sprout out of their television, his wife tells Mr Barleycorn that the greenling has to go. But the bounty and beauty of nature has a strange power — the power to bring a whole community together.
On the ball, Brian Pinkney.
Owen loves soccer, but isn't the best at playing it. After a particularly disastrous day on the field, Owen is benched. He is feeling so low that he doesn't notice the ball rolling away from him until it's too late. In his effort to get it back, he discovers that he has more skills than he realises.
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!
Pepper & Poe, story & pictures by Frann Preston-Gannon.
Pepper is an old cat used to his normal routine in the house that he rules until a new kitty named Poe comes along and starts messing up everything.
A dog day, Emily Rand.
Welcome to a day in the life of a friendly terrier. He just wants to go to the park with his friends to play ball, but his owner has other ideas. Complemented by stylish pen and ink drawings, this charming debut from up-and-coming illustrator Emily Rand is a warm and witty take on the toddler's experience of having to wait for grownups when they'd rather be having fun.
Friendshape, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld (friends).
Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals.
Two mice, Sergio Ruzzier.
Illustrations and minimal text follow two mice as they set off on an adventure that includes a shipwreck, kidnapping by a bird of prey, a narrow escape, and a moonlit stroll home.
Seven orange pumpkins : a counting book, Stephen Savage.
In this Halloween counting book, young readers are invited to join a group of spooky creatures as seven orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown that leads to a Halloween surprise.
Where's Walrus? and Penguin?, Stephen Savage.
When Walrus and his friend Penguin escape from the zoo, Will the zookeeper must find them.
Sheep go to sleep, Nancy Shaw ; illustrated by Margot Apple.
At the end of the day, tired sheep return to their shed but none can sleep until the collie arrives, giving a hug, a drink of water, and more until all have begun to snore.
Wazdot?, Michael Slack.
An alien is mystified by the sights and sounds of Earth, but a decoder beam helps identify such oddities as a pig, vegetables, and a tractor.
George goes on a plane, Nicola Smee.
Join George and Bear as they travel on a plane for the first time! There are so many exciting things to see and do at the airport, and then there's the journey on the plane with its thrilling take off!
George visits the doctor, Nicola Smee.
George and Bear both have a sore throat, so they're off to visit the doctor. If anyone can help them feel better, the doctor can!
George gets dressed, Nicola Smee.
George gets dressed, with a little help from his best friend, Bear. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book to share with toddlers. George and Bear make a perfect team explore early years issues with them.
George goes swimming, Nicola Smee.
George is off to the pool so that he can learn how to swim! He has his armbands at the ready, and Mum is close by to help. With a bit of splashing, it's not long before George learns to love the pool and is swimming in his armbands!
Imelda & the goblin king, Briony May Smith.
Filled with inventiveness and beautiful art, this is an unmissable story from a fresh new talent. Far away behind the hills a girl called Imelda lives beside a fairy forest. Every day she ventures into the forest to play with her fairy friends. But within the deepest, darkest depths of the trees lives the worst creature of all the Goblin King! When he kidnaps the Fairy Queen, the fairies call upon Imelda to help. Soon she has a cunning plan to turn the Goblin King into a worm and rid the forest of him for good!
The Little Shop of Monsters, R.L. Stine and Marc Brown.
An illustrated, interactive story with a narrator who invites the reader to meet a vast array of pet monsters, such as the Yucky Mucky twins, and choose one to take home.
Beep! Beep! Go to sleep!, Todd Tarpley ; illustrated by John Rocco.
Three reluctant robots fight off sleep while their young caretaker does his best to get them to calm down.
Winnie's haunted house, Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul.
Winnie and Wilbur are settling down for a lazy afternoon. But when Wilbur accidently smashes one of Winnie's vases he hides to evade suspicion. He then goes on to bring down Winnie's curtains and her chandelier each time hiding himself away. Winnie begins to think her house must be haunted. She instigates what she thinks is a spell to fix a haunted house but ends up instead filling her house with skeletons, ghosts, spiders, bats and owls. Spooktacular hilarity unfolds until Wilbur emerges from his hiding place, Winnie gets the spell right, normality is restored and all is well but Winnie will never know just who was haunting her house in the first place.
My dog, Bob, Richard Torrey.
Like all dogs, Bob likes breakfast, takes rides in the family car and digs for bones. He's just like any other dog except for a few quirks.
Don't, Litsa Trochatos ; illustrated by Virginia Johnson.
In this clever book for the very youngest animal lovers, impossible but delightful-to-imagine cautionary statements are followed by informative explanations.
Rufus : the bat who loved colours, Tomi Ungerer.
Tomi Ungerer's classic tale about a bat who learns to embrace his differences through friendship. Like all bats, Rufus sees life in black and white, until he chances upon an outdoor movie theatre and is awakened to the dazzling world of colours for the first time. Inspired and excited, Rufus paints his own wings and ventures out into the day, only to discover that his unusual appearance attracts unwelcome attention. Though he is initially rejected for his difference, Rufus soon learns to accept himself for who he is, thanks to a new friend. Beautifully written and illustrated by the legendary Tomi Ungerer.
The Mellops go spelunking, Tomi Ungerer.
When Mr. Mellop and his four sons go spelunking, they find stalactites, stalagmites, arrowheads, carved bones, and a ring of dangerous perfume smugglers.
Max at night, Ed Vere.
This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight… Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can't find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that's not as easy as Max had hoped.
Meg and the dragon, Jan Pienkowski and David Walser.
Meg is getting ready for her Halloween tea when disaster strikes and her teapot breaks! Meg uses her spells to magic a new teapot, but as usual, all does not go to plan!
Felix stands tall, Rosemary Wells.
Felix has a new best friend! With take-charge Fiona, anything seems possible, and before Felix knows it, she sweeps him into singing and dancing with her as pixies in the Guinea Pig Jubilee talent show. But right after Felix's first-prize triumph, trouble waits in the wings. "Twinkletoes!" someone taunts, and Felix crumbles. Can he pull himself together and face down the bullies? With a little help from Fiona, can Felix find a magic key that unlocks the secret to standing up — to anyone?
The butterfly garden, Laura Weston.
The fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly is brought to life in this special lift-the-flap book with illustrations from printmaker Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the book's many flaps can be lifted to reveal flashes of exquisite colour. Watch the monarch butterfly change from egg to caterpillar to butterfly and then go on an incredible journey as it migrates for winter.
Poppy Pickle, [Emma Yarlett].
Poppy has the most extraordinary imagination. When she is sent upstairs to tidy her room, she just can't help imagining and suddenly her imagination literally comes alive. Soon her room is jam-packed with all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures. There's a problem, though the mammoth puts his foot through the floor and the hungry crocodile thinks Poppy would make a tasty snack. Poppy needs to get rid of all these creatures fast but how?
Penguin's big adventure, Salina Yoon.
Penguin embarks on his next journey becoming the first penguin to explore the North Pole! Along the way, he says hello to all of his old friends. But when he finally reaches his destination, he realises he's all alone in a strange, foreign place. How will Penguin overcome his fears of the unknown and enjoy this new adventure?
Some things I've lost, Cybele Young.
Cybele Young invites readers to consider the inevitability of change and the power of the imagination. The sculptures in this book were made entirely from Japanese paper.

Younger Fiction

Knitbone Pepper, ghost dog, Claire Barker ; illustrated by Ross Collins.
Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. But when he discovers that the Hall is up for sale and his beloved owner, Winnie Pepper, and her madcap parents must leave their home, he smells a rat. Can Knitbone and his ghostly gang of animals help Winnie save Starcross?
Anna Sewell's Black Beauty, retold and illustrated by Ruth Brown.
Black Beauty's story improved the lives of horses all over the world. Seen through his own eyes, young horse lovers will be swept up in his incredible journey from a peaceful paddock to the streets of London. No matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit.
Peter Pan and Wendy, J. M. Barrie ; retold by May Byron ; illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
Second to the right, and straight on till morning! Meet Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy, the Lost Boys and the villainous Captain Hook.
How to fight a dragon's fury, written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup's quest is clear. But can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be king? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!
I am a bear, written and illustrated by Jean-Francois Dumont.
A homeless bear living in a city has a hard time getting by, but when a little girl makes friends with him, his life becomes brighter.
Where's Wally? The fantastic journey, Martin Handford.
This deluxe edition of Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey includes even more searches! Wizard Whitebeard has set Wally a challenge: to find twelve scrolls scattered throughout magical and bizarre fantasy lands. Only once Wally has found the scrolls will he discover a truth about himself. Join Wally on his quest, searching among the watery world of the deep-sea divers, the castle of the nasty nasties, the playing fields of the great ball-game players and many, many more!
Te Rau, na Te Mihinga Komene nga korero ; na Scott Pearson nga pikitia.
E kaingakau ana a Te Rau ki nga reo me nga tangi katoa o te taiao. Tae mai ana a Matua Te Rangi, ka ako i a Te Rau ki te whakatangi puoro. Me he manu tioriori tona rite.
Murilla Gorilla and the hammock problem, Jennifer Lloyd ; illustrated by Jacqui Lee.
When Okapi discovers a hole in his hammock, Detective Murilla Gorilla must find out what happened.
Murilla Gorilla and the lost parasol, Jennifer Lloyd ; illustrated by Jacqui Lee.
Detective Murilla Gorilla helps Parrot search for a parasol that has gone missing from his parasol stand.
A book of feelings : starring Sam, Kate and Fuzzy Bean, Amanda McCardie ; illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino.
A Book of Feelings stars a brother and sister, Sam and Kate, and their dog, Fuzzy Bean. Sam and Kate know what makes them happy: cuddling Mum, reading a story with Dad, swimming, running and dancing lots of things. But they don't feel happy all the time (nor does Fuzzy Bean), and in the course of the book we see them feeling grumpy, embarrassed, shy, nervous, frightened, sad and jealous. Both words and pictures portray the children in many different situations at home and at school, and show how they change over time, how emotions can escalate, and how people can help each other. Amanda McCardie's supremely subtle and sensitive text is as alive to the nuances of children's behaviour as Salvatore Rubbino's amazing pictures.
The wishbone wish, Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
The town's annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the savory stuffing, the cranberry sauce! Beep! Beep! Beep! That's the sound of Stink's Rapidfire Ultra XE611M25 stopwatch going off as Judy and Stink hop, crawl, and climb toward race day. But what if they don't win a mouthwatering bird? What then? Flying turkey gizzards! Will the Moody family end up starving on T-day, like ye pilgrims of olde, or will Grandma Lou cook up a tasty Franksgiving solution?
My father is a polar bear, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Felicita Sala.
Drawing on Michael Morpurgo's own childhood experience of first seeing his real father on television, My Father Is a Polar Bear tells the story of two young brothers rediscovering their birth father in the most unlikely of places and in an entirely unexpected guise! A warm and delightful tale of family bonds and love told by a master storyteller and beautifully illustrated by a talented new artist.
Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel, Dav Pilkey.
George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.
Claude. Lights! Camera! Action!, Alex T. Smith.
Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can!
The Phoenix of Destiny : an epic Kingdom of Fantasy adventure, Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Danilo Barozzi and 8 others.
Geronimo Stilton is summoned back to the Kingdom of Fantasy, but he finds Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, surrounded by dark fairies and behaving very coldly — and it is up to Geronimo to figure out just what is going on and find the allies he needs to free Blossom from the evil spell that is affecting her.
Weriweri, na Manu Te Awa nga korero ; na Josh Morgan nga pikitia.
He tangata teka, he tangata hianga a Koro. He pai ki a ia te mahi maminga ki ana mokopuna. Kua hanga maminga ano a Koro, engari pea he maminga nui ake i tana i whakaaro ai.
Fuzzypeg goes to school, Alison Uttley ; pictures by Margaret Tempest.
It's time for Fuzzypeg the hedgehog to start school and he is very excited. He leaves home and heads through the hedgerows to his village school. When Tim and Bill Hedgehog see their cousin Fuzzypeg trotting down the road with his fine new school bag, they want to go to school too. But then they meet Hare and their whole day is turned upside down.
Little Grey Rabbit's birthday, Alison Uttley ; pictures by Margaret Tempest.
Little Grey Rabbit lives with Squirrel and Hare in a little house on the edge of a wood. It's going to be Grey Rabbit's birthday on Midsummer Day, and Squirrel and Hare are planning a wonderful surprise for her. They've invited all their woodland friends to a birthday party, and are making a birthday cake, all by themselves! But they are keeping it a secret from poor Grey Rabbit, who feels very left out. She'll just have to wait and see.
The horse soldier, Mark Wilson.
When the shadow of war descends on Australia in 1914, a boy and his horse set off for war in the Middle East. With water rations gone, they charge the enemy across six kilometres of open ground to reach the wells at Beersheba. In one moment of dash and bravura, both Jason's and Bandy's destinies are set as the battle unfolds, with heroic and tragic consequences.