Recreation

New Titles Children’s April 2018 (arrived in March 2017)

Audio Visual

Camp cool kids, directed by Lisa Arnold.
Spence and his big brother Zach have just moved to a new home with their mother and grandpa. Spence has a hard time adjusting and is fearful of everything but Grandpa encourages Spence to have faith in himself as he heads off with his brother to one of his greatest challenges yet, Summer Camp. There, Zach and Spence make friends in opposing cabins. Spence joins the Armadillos and befriends Firefly and Little John. With the help of the camp counsellor they sharpen their skills in boating, archery and rock climbing to prepare for the Summer Camp Games.
Long way North, directed by Rémi Chayé.
Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling to be an explorer. Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: the brave and the bold, directed by Jake Castorena.
When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman swings in to save the day! After an unsolved case from Batman's past comes back to haunt him, and the mysterious Crimson Cloak threatens to take over Gotham, Batman recruits Mystery Inc. to help crack the case.
The son of Bigfoot, directed by Ben Stassen, Jérémie Degruson.
Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot!
VIPO the flying dog. Adventures on Time Island.
VIPO and his friends get transferred to an unknown place called Time Island! Can the Time Master help them to get back home? VIPO sets out on difference quests to fantastic kingdoms where he meets the Four Season Rulers. They stole the four magic stones from the Time Master's amulet. Can VIPO retrieve the stones so that they can return home?
Swallows and Amazons, directed by Philippa Lowthorpe.
Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.
JoJo Siwa: my world.
An intimate look at a day in the life of Dance Moms star Jojo Siwa including never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, live from backstage at the Mall of America.
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom. The magic test and other stories.
Young fairy princess Holly and her best friend, Ben the Elf, live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. Holly is still learning how to fly - and her magic doesn't always go quite according to plan. Ben doesn't have wings and can't do magic, but elves are very good at making things, especially toys, which comes in handy.
Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H. Complete season 2.
The biggest, hardest-hitting hero in the Marvel Universe stomps into Season 2 of his own series. Joined by his larger-than-life teammates who double as an unlikely family, Hulk tackles threats that are too enormous for any other heroes to handle. In his battle against evil, Hulk is joined by the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.–sensational She-Hulk, the irascible Red Hulk, the exuberant A-Bomb and the savage Skaar.
Pokémon the series. Sun & moon. Collection 2.
More new faces will help guide Ash and Pikachus Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers who are his classmates at the Pokémon School - the cool and strong-willed Kiawe and the quiet Lana, the energetic Mallow and the curious Sophocles - and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie, who seems to know everything about Pokémon but is reluctant to touch them. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon.
The wild adventures of Blinky Bill. Blinky the brave and other wild tales.
Blinky Bill is back to bring his trademark mischief, mayhem, and humour to life. Along with his best mate and sidekick Jacko, Blinky takes on the role as defender of his outback home, Greenpatch.
Transformers, Robots in disguise. Combiner force.
Sideswipe learns its important to know your history when the Bee Team finds a Decepticon and his reluctant MiniCon partner scavenging for artifacts in the Autobots first base on Earth. Later, Starscream comes to Earth with Bounty Hunters in tow, searching for the Scavengers Mini-Cons, who can confer on him the ultimate power he craves for his revenge.
Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. The symbiote saga.
When a sample of the Venom symbiote is stolen, Michael Morbius and Doctor Octopus begin to experiment on it, accidentally enabling the rivival of the destructive Carnage symbiote. Worse still, it appears the new Carnage can survive without a host, and when he begins to infect all of Manhattan including the Hulk it's up to Spider-Man and Captain America to band together and save Manhattan while there is something left to be saved.
Eloise undercover, Sarah Baker
France, 1944. 12-year-old Eloise's father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise's town and the Nazi Kommandant moves in things start falling apart. Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join the Resistance.
Mold and the poison plot, Lorraine Gregory.
Mold is a most unlikely hero, but with courage and heart even bigger than his enormous nose, he sets out to save his beloved guardian, Aggy, who has been wrongly-accused of poisoning the King. As Mold fights to clear Aggy's name, he meets deadly monsters like the Yurg, but he also finds true friendship in the most unusual - and smelly - of places.
The 1,000 year old boy, Ross Welford.
There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop... Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.
A court of thorns and roses, Sarah J. Maas.
Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a fiery passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.
Octonauts. The giant whirlpool and other stories.
Join the Octonauts in this third collection of exciting underwater adventures adapted from the popular children's television series! The Octonauts are a team of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers who are always ready to dive into action. The Octonauts mission is to explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect our oceans.
Brush with danger, Adam Frost.
A priceless painting, a mysterious letter, a piece of cheese so stinky it's deadly... From the art galleries of Paris to the palaces of Moscow, detective Wily Fox is on the trail of Dimitri Gottabottomitch. But the brown bear is doing whatever he can to throw Wily off the scent. Can Wily solve the case of the priceless painting or will he be the victim of an art attack?
The emerald dragon, Abie Longstaff.
The time has come for young Tibben to take the test to become the new Potions Master. But he's going to need some help along the way, and the Emerald Dragon might well have to lend a hand…Or a wing!
Angela Nicely; &, Queen bee!, Alan MacDonald & [illustrated by] David Roberts.
Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Whether she's matchmaking her teachers, flogging home-made lemonade, or dealing with the Ugly Sisters, she's determined to get her own way!

Into Reading

Pass the ball, Mo!, David A. Adler; illustrated by Sam Ricks.
With the big game coming up, Mo Jackson, the shortest member of the basketball team, is determined to learn how to pass the ball in time to help his team win.
Dogerella, Maribeth Boelts; illustrated by Donald Wu.
With the help of her fairy dogmother, Dogerella attends Princess Bea's ball where she competes with other dogs to become the princess's royal pet.
Sleeping Bootsie, Maribeth Boelts; illustrated by Patricia Cantor.
A former stray, Bootsie is the beloved royal cat until a spell cast by a mean fairy causes her to fall into a deep sleep, and only "her happiest sound" will awaken her.
The little red caboose, Kristen L. Depken; illustrated by Sue DiCicco.
A little red caboose thinks nobody cares for him until he prevents his train from slipping backwards down a mountain.
Women in science, Jen Green; [illustrator, Mohd Zishan].
From Hypatia to Marie Curie, this book shines a spotlight on the inspiring women whose incredible scientific ideas changed the world.
Frances the royal family fairy, Daisy Meadows.
This cheerful and inviting Early Reader brings the blast of colour that Rainbow Magic's youngest fans have been waiting for! Frances the Royal Family Fairy makes sure all royal brothers and sisters get along well with each other. But when naughty Jack Frost steals her magical object, everything starts to fall apart!
Tamara the tooth fairy, Daisy Meadows.
Can Kirsty and Rachel help Tamara the Tooth Fairy do her job by getting her magical objects back from Jack Frost?
Horrid Henry's school fair, Francesca Simon; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Henry is sick of never winning anything, so when he gets the chance to cheat his way to an amazing prize at the school fair, he just can't resist. But sometimes winning isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Non-Fiction

Wonders of the world's museums, Molly Oldfield; illustrated by Harriet Taylor Seed and Peter Malone.
Open up this treasure trove of wonders to visit 43 museums and 50 exhibits! Discover the most fascinating and mysterious objects found in museums, from star attractions to unsung exhibits. With Molly Oldfield, research elf of hit television show QI, unearth the astonishing stories of how these treasures were created, found and finally displayed.
Mind maps for kids: study skills, Tony Buzan with Jo Godfrey Wood.
Children, their parents and teachers are all accutely aware of the pressures to succeed in school exams but do not always have the best tools to revise effectively. Mind Mapping is a breakthrough system of planning and note-taking that cuts revision time in half with double the results. Tony Buzan shows just how easy Mind Mapping is and how kids can use it to: Improve memory and concentration; Pass exams with flying colours; Remember facts and figures with ease; Make clearer and better notes; Understand concepts and think laterally; Unlock the imagination; Improve concentration and save time; Plan answers calmly during exams; Make revision fun and enjoyable.
The memory box: a book about grief, Joanna Rowland; illustrations by Thea Baker.
Grieving over the death of a special person, a young child creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one. Includes a guide for parents with information from a Christian perspective on helping manage the complex and difficult emotions children feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.
The six-foot rats, written and illustrated by Rebecca Gibbs.
Designed to educate, inspire and help both animals and humans this book introduces children to the scientific invalidity of animal-based research. It aims to introduce children to the important, yet sensitive issue of animal testing in a light and engaging manner by telling the story of two lab rats who come to the realisation that they are being used to find treatments for humans – not for six-foot rats!
Bible characters: visual encyclopedia, written by Peter Chrisp; illustrations by Peter Dennis.
A unique visual guide to more than 90 bible characters from the Old and New Testaments, from Adam and Eve to Jesus and the Apostles. Stories are beautifully illustrated and supported with key quotes and historical context.
Marley Dias gets it done: and so can you!, Marley Dias, with Siobhan McGowan; introduction by Ava DuVernay.
In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality.
Politics for beginners, written by Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell; illustrated by Kellan Stover; politics experts, Dr. Hugo Drochon, Dr. Daniel Viehoff.
An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations. Includes tips on how to argue and debate, a glossary, and links to specially selected websites with more information.
Twelve days in May: Freedom Ride 1961, Larry Dane Brimner.
For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
Running the country: a look inside New Zealand's government, Maria Gill.
From the Bill of rights to the way we vote, from parliamentary headquarters to local council - and everything in between - Maria Gill explains our system of government. You will discover facts about laws, our currency, voting at the elections and the role of the media.There are fascinating profiles of New Zealand leaders, illustrated by cartoonist Malcolm Evans, along with photographs, amazing statistics and useful "google this" internet links to find out more. This revised edition brings us right up to the new Labour Government of October 2017 (in coalition with New Zealand First and The Green Party).
Earth day every day, Lisa Bullard; illustrated by Xiao Xin.
Trina, concerned that people are doing things that hurt the Earth, motivates her friends and family to develop a variety of Earth Day projects and to keep the good work going all year long.
10 things I can do to help my world, Melanie Walsh.
A beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world. Many of them, such as turning off the television, and turning off lights when leaving a room are about conserving energy. Others will encourage an understanding of nature and conservation.
Anzac animals, Maria Gill; illustrations by Marco Ivancic.
The fascinating true tales of the mascots and working animals that helped Anzac soldiers, sailors, pilots and medics do their jobs in wartime. You'll meet some well-known animals, such as Murphy the donkey, who carried the wounded in Gallipoli, and Caesar the Red Cross Dog. But also included are the hard-working horses, camels and mules, and the dogs that barked a warning when enemy planes were approaching, as well as the mischievous monkeys that had the men laughing.
Bobby: the littlest war hero, written by Glyn Harper; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.
This is the story of Bobby – the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man's-land. Jack's job is to dig, while Bobby's job is to warn the men to get out quickly when there's dangerous gas. Bobby's warnings save the tunnellers' lives again and again. But Jack worries that it's a hard life for a little bird. Will Bobby ever be free to fly again?
New hands, new life: robots, prostheses and innovation, Alex Mihailidis, Jan Andrysek.
Everyone uses machines in our daily life; cars, buses and bikes, computers and phones, washing machines and dryers. Another type of machine is an "assistive technology". These enable a man missing a leg to walk, a woman missing an arm to hold objects, and a child in a wheelchair to play a sport. New Hands, New Life offers young readers the opportunity to learn how our bodies work during physical activity and what happens when they don't work properly. It shows how exciting advances in technology and science have allowed us to create assistive technologies; from artificial limbs and wheelchairs to exoskeletons and robots, that make it possible for someone with a disability to make new abilities. Assistive technologies are especially life-changing for a child who can overcome the challenges of a missing limb or reduced motor function to enjoy a life of learning and play that would be otherwise out of reach.
Not so different: what you really want to ask about having a disability, Shane Burcaw; with photographs by Matt Carr.
A picture book answering the questions young children ask Shane Burcaw about his wheelchair and life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy.
Climate change, by Harriet Brundle.
An introduction to climate change that covers topics such as the greenhouse effect, global warming and the polar ice caps. This series invites young readers to consider the impact of human activity on the environment and ways in which we can improve in the future.
Trash vortex: how plastic pollution is choking the world's oceans, Danielle Smith-Llera, content advisor, Michael Wert.
Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering the health of marine animals. The rest is hardly visible but is far more dangerous. Tiny bits of plastic sprinkle the ocean's surface or mix into the sandy seafloor and beaches. It ends up inside birds, fish, and other animals, harming them-and ultimately humans. Experts struggle with fear and hope as they work to stop the flood of plastic threatening living organisms across the globe.
Ready to read: meet Bip, Bop, and Boo!
Help your child practice key skills for starting school.
The way downtown: adventures in public transit, Inna Gertsberg; [illustrator] Mike Lowery.
In this one-of-a-kind book, the complex and fascinating world of urban public transit is explored using five different characters' journeys through the imaginary city of Zoom. From the Zanies, a family of street performers; to Agent Theodore Rybka, a spy on a very secret mission; to Robbie, a seven-year-old boy visiting the city for the first time, the characters are quirky and full of personality. On this particular morning, they are all headed downtown from different locations, but they all end up in the same place at the same time. Keen readers will be able to spot where their paths cross along the way. All of the journeys from start to finish are described visually first and then are told as stories in panels, embellished with definitions, labels and explanations of how things work on subways, buses, light rail trains and ferry boats.
How Māui slowed the sun, Peter Gossage.
Faced with too short days and long nights Māui comes up with a plan to slow the sun's passage through the sky. With the help of his brothers, Māui sets out for the home of the sun to catch it and make it move more slowly.
Tangaroa's fingernails: a story of NZ pāua = He korero pāua: ngā matikuku o Tangaroa, story and artwork by Mike Howell; te reo by Moeke Paaka.
A grandfather tells his grandchildren the story, based on Māori mythology, of how the colours got into the pāua shell through the tale of Tangaroa, Māori god of the sea.
The little mermaid, illustrated by Owen Swan.
A little mermaid must say goodbye to her ocean home if she is to be with her prince.
Myths and Legends of Aotearoa: 15 timeless tales of New Zealand, retold by Annie Rae Te Ake Ake; paintings by young Kiwi artists.
A retelling of traditional Māori myths and legends.
Please Frog, just one sip!, Piet Grobler; English translation by Kobus Geldenhuys.
On a very hot day, the animals are roaring mad when a frog drinks up all of the water on the savannah, but each animal has an idea of how to get the water back.
Guinness World Records. Science & stuff. [Volume 1]
What happens when you burp in space? Can you comb a hairy doughnut? Is the platypus even a real animal? Join us for a mind-boggling look at the record-breaking world around us. From the science of slam dunks and the smelliest substances to over-engineered inventions and the physics of cats, you'll find page after page of amazing and downright unbelievable facts. Plus: do try this at home. Have a go at 10 record-breaking experiments that will blow yur mind without blowing up your kitchen.
A hundred billion trillion stars, Seth Fishman; illustrated by Isabel Greenberg.
Did you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full of constantly changing numbers, from a hundred billion trillion stars in space to thirty-seven billion rabbits on Earth. Can you imagine that many of anything?
When planet Earth was new, written by James Gladstone; illustrated by Katherine Diemert.
It has taken billions of years for Earth to become the planet it is today. When Planet Earth Was New looks back to the very beginning, using a poetic approach grounded in scientific fact to give an overview of how the planet has changed over time: from hot lava to the formation of oceans to the evolution of living things in water and on land. The book also includes the relatively recent evolution of humans who are just a tiny speck in the sweep of Earth's history. A striking design with full-spread, digitally enhanced watercolor art gives the book a rich, atmospheric feel.
Earth!: my first 4.54 billion years, Earth (with Stacy McAnulty); illustrated by Earth (with David Litchfield).
The Earth introduces readers to key moments in the planet's life, from its formation over four billion years ago to the present, including the Earth's position in the solar system, its layers, and when plants and animals began to inhabit the planet.
Volcanoes, Sara Gilbert.
An elementary exploration of volcanoes, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Hawaii's Mauna Loa.
Fault lines: understanding the power of earthquakes, Johanna Wagstaffe.
This fully illustrated, nonfiction book for middle readers focuses on earthquakes, how they happen and what you need to know.
Water, Seymour Simon.
Discusses the science of water, including its chemical makeup, its importance to life, its role in climate, and how the cycle works.
Grand Canyon, Jason Chin.
A river winds through the landscape, eroding the rock for millions of years, shaping a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, as much as 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that live within its walls, Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through this wondrous place, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show how a fossil today was a living creature millions of years ago, often in a completely different environment. Jason Chin's meticulous research, lucid text, and sumptuous illustrations make this one of the most beautiful books about Grand Canyon available for young people.
Fossil by fossil: comparing dinosaur bones, Sara Levine; illustrated by T.S Spookytooth.
What dinosaur would you be if you had a bony ridge rising from the back of your skull and three horns poking up from the front? Answer: a triceratops! This picture book will keep you guessing as you find out how human skeletons are like, and unlike, those of dinosaurs!
Sea life, written by Katy Pike, Garda Turner.
A full-colour exploration of sea life. Incorporating photographs and diagrams, it seeks to convey essential information on the topic, in line with the National Curriculum, and should be suitable for school libraries and topic work for children between the ages of eight and ten.
Microbes, written and illustrated by Amy Gallagher.
Microbes are incredibly tiny organisms; they are so small that millions of them can fit on a head of a pin! These cells, though invisible to the naked eye, are vital to the human race and ecosystem. This book covers six distinct types of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Discover what they are, what they do, and how they survive!
Children's illustrated animal atlas, Jamie Ambrose.
An around-the-globe tour of animal habitats and locations provides information about more than six hundred creatures, from whales to termites.
Who am I?: an animal guessing game, Steve Jenkins & Robin Page.
Who Am I? gives reader clues so they can guess which animal will be revealed in a beautiful, full-spread illustration when they turn the page. Playful nouns, adjectives, and verbs describe the characteristics and movements of each animal.
The bee book, Charlotte Milner.
Bees are incredibly industrious, brilliant at building, super social, and, most importantly, along with other insects, they are responsible for a third of every mouthful of food you eat! The Bee Book is perfect to teach children age 5 and up all about our fuzzy little friends, how much they matter, why they are declining, and what we can do to help. This dazzling celebration of bees is lavishly illustrated by the talented up-and-coming author and illustrator Charlotte Milner. Children will be fascinated by beautiful pictures and buzz-worthy facts covering types of bee, bee hives, colonies, pollination, making honey and more. Meet the humble honey bee face-to-face: nature's hardest worker, and so much more than just a provider of honey in a picture book you will treasure forever.
Flamingos, Quinn M. Arnold.
A kindergarten-level introduction to flamingos, covering their growth process, behaviors, the lakes they call home, and such defining features as their long legs.
Koala, Claire Saxby; illustrated by Julie Vivas.
In a high tree fork, a gray ball unfurls. Koala seeks his mother's milk, but for the first time, she won't let him into her pouch. It's time for Koala to make his own way in the world. Rival koalas, fierce storms, and frightening snakes force Koala to keep moving, until he finds a safe place to call his own. In this dramatic nonfiction account, two renowned Australian picture-book creators bring us a surprising and authentic look at the ever-popular koala. Fascinating facts about koalas are sprinkled throughout the compelling story.
The elephant keeper: caring for orphaned elephants in Zambia, written by Margriet Ruurs; illustrated by Pedro Covo.
In 14-year-old Aaron's village in Zambia, poaching for ivory is common practice, and elephants are feared because of the danger they pose to humans and the damage they often cause to crops so important to the villagers' livelihoods. But when Aaron encounters a newborn elephant in distress, his instinct is not to run away, but to jump to its rescue. This is the beginning of a beautiful bond of friendship and a meaningful vocation. This moving story, written by Margriet Ruurs and stunningly illustrated by Pedro Covo, is inspired by the true story of Aaron and Zambezi; a teenage Zambian boy and an orphaned baby elephant that was rescued from a swimming pool at a holiday lodge.
Winston Wallaby can't stop bouncing: what to do about hyperactivity in children including those with ADHD, SPD and ASD, K.I. Al-Ghani and Joy Beaney; illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani.
Winston Wallaby, like most Wallabies, loves to bounce. However, Winston can't seem to ever sit still and when he starts school he needs help to concentrate... Luckily his teacher Mrs Calm shows Winston how to settle down and focus his mind in class, and he learns new ways to help him with touch, feel, attention and awareness. This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-10 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognise their sensory needs and develop tools to support them. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains hyperactivity and how it can affect a child's perception of the world, and the appendices at the back provide useful strategies to be adopted at school and at home.
Engineered!: engineering design at work, Shannon Hunt, James Gulliver Hancock.
How do you land a car-sized rover on the surface of Mars, resolve a five-hour traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from near extinction? Ask an engineer! Engineers are problem solvers. They use their math, science and technology skills to find creative solutions to problems that need fixing. In Engineered! bestselling author Shannon Hunt explores nine feats of engineering and the step-by-step process that engineers followed to get to a winning solution. With direct curriculum applications, and following the guidelines in the Next Generation Science Standards, Engineered! is a must-have for schools, libraries and anywhere a maker space is found!
Tech DIY: easy electronics projects for parents and kids, Ji Sun Lee and Jaymes Dec.
Make: Tech DIY introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers.
Wildland firefighter, Laura K. Murray.
A brief exploration of what wildland firefighters do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of famous smokejumpers parachuting in to fight fires.
Bertha takes a drive: how the Benz automobile changed the world, Jan Adkins.
It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.
Wild horses, Kate Riggs.
An introduction to wild horses, covering their growth process, behaviours, the wilderness they call home, and such defining features as their manes and tails.
Birds, Lisa J. Amstutz.
Tweet! Tweet! Birds make fun pets. Some are small and some are tall. Some are colourful and some have crests. Young readers will learn about the appearance, behavior, and abilities of pet birds, and discover why these feathered friends make amazing pets.
Dogs: from predator to protector, Andy Hirsch.
How well do you know our favorite furry companion? Did they really descend from wolves? What's the difference between a Chihuahua and a Saint Bernard? And just how smart are they? Join one friendly mutt on a journey to discover the secret origin of dogs, how genetics and evolution shape species, and where in the world his favorite ball bounced off to.
My perfect puppy, Kay Woodward.
My Perfect Puppy is a unique puppy care book and app. The pages are bursting with the cutest puppy photos imaginable, plus all the info you need to know about keeping a new dog in tip-top condition. And that's not all, there are 13 special interactive pages. Download your free app, point your phone or tablet's camera at the book and say hello to your new virtual friend! You can name your puppy, feed it, play with it, and even choose the latest accessories. Keep it healthy and happy with exercise, tricks and training challenges, and capture photos of your favourite moments, ready to take pride of place in the My Perfect Puppy Hall of Fame.
Cats, Lisa J. Amstutz.
Meow! Meow! Cats make fun pets. Some have short hair and some have long hair. Some have flat noses and others have stubby tails. Young readers will learn about the appearance, behavior, and abilities of pet cats, and discover why these curious creatures make amazing pets.
Bruce finds a home, Kathryn van Beek.
Based on the true story of Bruce the Cat, who was found on the streets of Auckland when he was just one day old. At first Bruce was a tiny little creature who had to be bottle-fed around the clock, but now he's big and strong (and a little bit naughty). His story went global and now he has tens of thousands of kindhearted followers all over the world. Bruce lives with his humans and his big sister Jager, who is also a rescue cat.
Kunkush: the true story of a refugee cat, Marne Ventura; illustrated by Beidi Guo; content consultant, Yasmin Saikia.
Uses Common Core narrative nonfiction approach to tell the true story of a cat that becomes separated from his family when they flee Iraq for refuge in Europe. Their reunion will bring tears to the coldest heart.
Guinea pigs, Lisa J. Amstutz.
Squeal! Guinea pigs make fun pets. Some have long hair and some have almost no hair at all. Some have crests on their heads and others have droopy ears. Young readers will learn about the appearance and behavior of guinea pigs, and discover why these playful rodents make great pets.
Fish, Lisa J. Amstutz.
With their shiny scales and bright colors, pet fish put on a show! Some are wide and others are thin. Some have fantails and some have stripes. Young readers will learn about the appearance and behavior of pet fish, and discover why these silent swimmers make great pets.
The Star Wars cookbook: BB-Ate: awaken to the force of breakfast and brunch, Lara Starr; photography by Matthew Carden.
Awaken your inner Force with 29 intergalactic breakfast recipes. Fuel up with Hans Soloatmeal, battle hunger with Admiral Ackbars, and so much more! These easy-to-make, mouthwatering recipes feature characters and scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And photographs featuring Star Wars figurines re-creating epic moments from the films provide an extra helping of humour.
Secret agent training manual: how to make and break top secret messages, Elizabeth Singer Hunt; illustrated by Brian Williamson.
Want to learn how to make and break top secret messages like a real spy? IF so, this is the book for you! Inside are more than 80 pages of tips, tricks, and practice exercises for writing and deciphering cryptic communications. You'll learn how to make your own invisible ink, hide your messages, create unbreakable ciphers, and craft your own decoder gadgets. You can use this manual to learn how to exchange top secret notes with friends.
Thomas & friends character encyclopedia, written by Julia March and Rona Skene.
Learn all about Thomas the Tank Engine, Harold the Helicopter, Sir Topham Hatt, and all the other steam engines, diesels, vehicles, and characters. The guide is packed with fun facts and trivia about each popular character from the toys, TV shows, and movies as well as information about the real trains and vehicles.
Kit & Willy's guide to art, definitely not by Zebedee Helm.
Montana cowboy Kit and his dog Willy take readers on a gallery tour to explore more than a dozen of the world's major art movements, offering their witty takes on each one.
If Picasso painted a snowman, Amy & Greg Newbold.
If someone asked you to paint a snowman, you would probably start with three white circles stacked one upon another. Then you would add black dots for eyes, an orange triangle for a nose, and a black dotted smile. But if Picasso painted a snowman. From that simple premise flows this delightful, whimsical, educational picture book that shows how the artist's imagination can summon magic from a prosaic subject. Greg Newbold's chameleon-like artistry shows us Roy Lichtenstein's snow hero saving the day, Georgia O'Keefe's snowman blooming in the desert, Claude Monet's snowmen among haystacks, Grant Wood's American Gothic snowman, Jackson Pollock's snowman in ten thousand splats, Salvador Dali's snowmen dripping like melty cheese, and snowmen as they might have been rendered by J. M. W. Turner, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, Georges Seurat, Pablita Velarde, Piet Mondrian, Sonia Delaunay, Jacob Lawrence, and Vincent van Gogh. Our guide for this tour is a lively hamster who, also chameleon-like, sports a Dali mustache on one spread, a Van Gogh ear bandage on the next.
Fifty cartoon faces: how to draw wacky cartoon faces using the numbers 1-50, Stu Duval.
How to draw cartoon characters in many ways, including using alphabet letters, with step by step instruction and illustrations.
Stu's cartoon safari: a step by step guide to cartooning a jungle of crazy creatures– from aardvarks to zebras!, Stu Duval.
How to draw a variety of cartoon animals with step by step instruction and illustrations.
Suit your selfie, Stephan T. Pastis.
Stephan and the Pearls gang are back with a whole album's-worth of jokes, jabs, and cringe-worthy puns. Even Rat cracks a smile in this fifth Pearls Before Swine collection tailored for middle-grade readers.
Life hacks for kids, with Sunny Keller.
Presents unique craft projects that have been seen on the Life hacks for kids YouTube show, including feather earrings, melted crayon art, a headband holder, and indoor s'mores, and includes questions answered by Sunny.
Room love: 50 DIY projects to design your space, Heather Wutschke.
A floor, a ceiling, and four boring walls? No more! Get creative, show your room some love, and turn your personal space into your happy place. Show off your style and personality with DIY pizzazz to makeover furniture, create one-of-a-kind decor, and organize your stuff with dozens of projects and ideas to make your room as unique as you are! Offers step-by-step instructions for fifty projects designed to create unique spaces, including furniture makeovers, storage ideas, and wall accents.
Fun Chinese New Year crafts, Karen E. Bledsoe.
Explains the importance of Chinese New Year and how to make ten holiday-related crafts.
Fun Mother's Day crafts, Arlene and Herbert Erlbach.
Let your Mom know you think she is special with these creative Mother's Day crafts! Fun Mother's Day crafts includes ten easy crafts you can make for Mom. Follow simple directions and traceable patterns to make your mom a flower photo card, garden in a jar, or a unique picture frame.
Fun Valentine's Day Crafts, Arlene Erlbach, Herbert Erlbach.
Want to make Valentine's Day even more special? Then follow these easy step-by-step instructions, photographs, and traceable patterns to create unique crafts for Valentine's Day with materials that can be found around the house. You can make a friendship necklace, a Valentine cat, a heart ornament, and much more!
Handmade Christmas crafts, Ruth Owen.
Provides step-by-step instructions for simple Christmas craft projects made with basic craft supplies or recycled materials from around the house, including such options as a popsicle stick star, fabric scraps garland, and no-sew sock snowman.
Handmade Easter crafts, Ruth Owen.
Provides step-by-step instructions for simple Easter craft projects made with basic craft supplies or recycled materials from around the house, including such options as yarn eggs, pom-pom bunnies garland, and an Easter wreath.
Handmade Halloween crafts, Ruth Owen.
Provides step-by-step instructions for simple Halloween craft projects made with basic craft supplies or recycled materials from around the house.
Handmade Valentine's Day crafts, Ruth Owen.
Try the projects in this book and you'll soon be creating your own Valentine's Day celebration using inexpensive crafting supplies and scraps of recycled materials from around your home.
Masterpiece mix, Roxie Munro.
Uses works displayed in the National Gallery of Art to introduce common subjects and genres in painting.
Video ideas, Tim Grabham.
Inspirational and fun, this action-packed book explains the video-making process from script to screen, with techniques to try out and practical tips to produce exciting projects at home. Discover how to get the best angles, lighting, and sound quality, and add special effects when recording using phone, webcam, camera, or camcorder. Turn footage into a finished product by adding visual effects with editing software, and find out how to format, upload, and premiere the masterpiece.
Disney princess enchanted character guide, written by Beth Landis Hester and Catherine Saunders.
Journey into the enchanting worlds of the Disney princesses, where dreams really do come true. Discover wonderful tales of adventure, romance, and magic, meeting all your favorite characters along the way.
The movie making book: skills & projects to learn & share, Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford.
Do you want to take your smartphone videos up a notch? Learn how to make "artsy-looking" films on your new tablet? Or take a stab at more in-depth movie making with the family video recorder? If so, The Movie Making Book is for you! This clear, easy-to-follow guide includes fun games and mini-projects that teach all the techniques you need to get started in movies.
Where's the unicorn?, illustrated by Paul Moran; additional artwork by Simon Ecob, Stuart Taylor and Wan (Big Red Illustration); written by Jonny Marx and Sophie Schrey; designed by Angie Allison, John Bigwood, Zoe Bradley and Jack Clucas.
Follow a colourful blessing of globetrotting unicorns as they gallop around the world on an incredible whistle-stop tour. From a fantastic film premiere in downtown Los Angeles, to a flamboyant carnival in Rio de Janeiro, there are 17 intricately illustrated scenes to search, and seven sensational unicorns to spot in every location.
Where's the Easter bunny around the world, Louis Shea.
Follow the Easter Bunny through amazing, out-of-this-world places like Monster Marsh, Lollipop Lane and the Mars Mine. Each world has a unique list of extra funny things to find, including monster trucks, jogging runner beans, flying pigs, marshmallow men, golden goose eggs, fire-breathing dragons and much, much more!
Where's the Easter Bunny?, Louis Shea
Uh-oh! The Easter Bunny has fallen down a magical burrow! Follow him through wondrous lands full of lollipops, gooey egg centres, fairytale creatures, aliens and more! Will he get back in time to deliver the Easter eggs, or will hungry Foxy spoil everything? Follow the Easter Bunny through amazing, out-of-this-world places like Monster Marsh, Lollipop Lane and the Mars Mine. Each world has a unique list of extra funny things to find, including monster trucks, jogging runner beans, flying pigs, marshmallow men, golden goose eggs, fire-breathing dragons and much, much more!
Look! what do you see?: an art puzzle book of American & Chinese songs, Xu Bing with illustrations by Becca Stadtlander; [translations of Chinese songs by John Cayley].
Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems like you can't read it, but you can. Once the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place, you will understand it all. And some of it may even strike you as strangely familiar. Twelve traditional American songs, such as "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "Yankee Doodle," as well as five classic songs from Chinese culture, are written here in artist Xu Bing's unique "square word calligraphy," which uses one-block words made of English letters. From a distance, these pieces are beautiful but unintelligible art. Up close, they are a mystery just waiting to be solved'like the fine art version of "Magic Eye." Look! What Do You See? is perfect for long car rides or coded notes to friends. Incredibly intricate and visually engaging, this is a book that children and adults will return to again and again.
Magic tricks with coins, cards, and everyday objects, Jake Banfield.
Do you know your riffle shuffle from your French drop? Can you make a bottle disappear or read someone's mind? Learn the greatest magic tricks around and astound your friends and family, all without buying fancy props or equipment. From coins to muffins, you can make magic with anything you can get your hands on! With over 50 step-by-step magic tricks of varying levels of difficulty, this book is a great insight into the popular world of "street magic" where magicians specialize in up-close, informal tricks to bamboozle their audiences. Top magic secrets are revealed with over 50 step-by-step tricks, with no special equipment necessary; you can perform incredible tricks with everyday household objects as you learn how to turn everyday objects into sources of bewilderment and wonder! You'll never look at a packet of chewing gum in the same way again
All-time gaming records: highest scores, best times, amazing feats, biggest games, [editor-in-chief, Jon White].
In this new Game On! format, every kid gamer will be amazed by All-Time Gaming Records as they discover the shocking and surprising feats that have been accomplished in their favorite games. Most importantly for kids, it will be full of all the records they really want to hear about. All-Time Gaming Records covers the unbelievable feats accomplished by ordinary gamers, as players find stunning and unusual ways to stretch the boundaries of what we think is possible. Young gamers will love reading interviews with record holders about their favorite games, including how they set records and tips and tricks for the games they love.
Basketballogy: supercool facts you never knew, written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester.
For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their library. From the origins of the game to how much players are paid, and the evolution of the basketball shoe, this book covers a wide range of topics. Among others are how the colour barrier was breached, the rise of women's basketball, and innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humourous, colourful illustrations, charts, and graphs make this ideal for visual learners, while the short chapters encourage browsing.
Deep-sea fisher, Laura K. Murray.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
Breathe and be: a book of mindfulness poems, Kate Coombs; illustrated by Anna Emilia Laitinen.
A collection of poems paired with imagery of the natural world reminds readers about the importance of staying calm, soothing emotions, and appreciating the world aroung them.
I am loved, poems by Nikki Giovanni; illustrations by Ashley Bryan.
There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous gathering of poems written by Nikki Giovanni celebrates exactly that. Hand-selected by Newbery honoree Ashley Bryan, he has, with his masterful flourish of colour, shape, and movement, added a visual layering that drums the most important message of all to young, old, parent, child, grandparent, and friend alike: You are loved. You are loved. You are loved. As a bonus, one page is mirrored, so children reading the book can see exactly who is loved; themselves!
Let's celebrate Christmas, J. Patrick Lewis.
From building a gingerbread house to sharing presents under the tree, this book helps readers celebrate the joys of Christmas. Theyll even learn why sometimes Santa prefers the front door!
Let's celebrate Valentine's Day, J. Patrick Lewis.
From making a card for a friend to sharing a kiss with a parent, this book helps readers celebrate the joys of Valentine's Day. They'll even learn how flamingos show their love!
Earth verse: haiku from the ground up, Sally M. Walker; illustrated by William Grill.
A collection of haiku poems celebrates the planet Earth, including such topics as rocks, earthquakes, fossils, volcanoes, and the water cycle.
Harry Potter: the ultimate book of facts: unofficial & unauthorised, Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor.
Are you a huge fan of Harry Potter? You have probably read every book and seen every film many times over. But how much do you really know? This excellent book has more than two hundred facts that will surprise and amaze you in equal measure.
Harry Potter: the amazing quiz book: unofficial & unauthorised, Frankie Taylor.
How much do you know about the world of Harry Potter? Do you know every creature, spell, and Hogwarts professor? Who played each character in the films? And what about the many uses for dragon blood?This amazing quiz book features 400 questions to test your knowledge of everything Potter. Moving from easy questions that a muggle could answer through to trivia that the Wizengamot would consider beyond them, this book will be fun for the whole family. Test your Harry Potter knowledge and see.
Brave Jane Austen: reader, writer, author, rebel, Lisa Pliscou; illustrated by Jen Corace.
This picture book biography of the groundbreaking female novelist Jane Austen, recognized as one of the most important and influential writers of all time, is ideal for Women's History Month.
Trudy's big swim: how Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and took the world by storm, Sue Macy; illustrated by Matt Collins.
Tells the story of Gertrude Ederle's 1926 swim across the English Channel, describing how she overcame difficult environmental, physical, and cultural challenges to become the first woman to establish her historic record.
Hedy's journey: the true story of a Hungarian girl fleeing the Holocaust, written by Michelle Bisson; illustrated by El primo Ramón; content consulting by Narcisy Vida.
It is 1941. Hedy and her family are Jewish, and the Jew-hating Nazi party is rising. Hedy's family is no longer safe in their home in Hungary. They decide to flee to America, but because of their circumstances, sixteen-year-old Hedy must make her way through Europe alone. Will luck be with her? Will she be brave? Join Hedy on her journey-where she encounters good fortune and misfortune, a kind helper and cruel soldiers, a reunion and a tragedy-and discover how Hedy is both lucky and brave. Hedy's Journey adds an important voice to the canon of Holocaust stories, and her courage will make a lasting impact on young readers.
Martin rising: requiem for a King, Andrea Davis Pinkney; paintings by Brian Pinkney.
In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life – and of his assassination – through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.
Mama Africa!: how Miriam Makeba spread hope with her song, Kathryn Erskine; illustrated by Charly Palmer.
Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award–winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid – a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations. Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba's fight for equality. Kathryn Erskine's call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer's bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world and can continue to do so.
Dream big dreams: photographs from Barack Obama's inspiring and historic presidency: a book for young readers, Pete Souza.
Pete Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama's full two terms. He was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else and he photographed them all, capturing scenes both classified and candid.
Meet Cindy Sherman: artist, photographer, chameleon, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.
How does someone become a ground-breaking artist? Does it start when you're very little and discover that you like to play dress up? Does it happen when you're ten years old and someone gives you a Polaroid camera for Christmas? Maybe it begins in college, when you're finally on your own to discover the world as you see it for the first time. Looking at the life of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan have created an unconventional biography, that much like Cindy Sherman's famous photographs, has something a little more meaningful under the surface. Infusing the narrative with Sherman's photographs, as well as children's first impressions of the photographs, this is a biography that goes beyond birth, middle age, and later life. It's a look at how we look at art.
Nina: jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone, Alice Brière-Haquet; illustrated by Bruno Liance; [translated by Julie Cormier].
With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a historic account of an iconic figure and an extraordinary look at how far we've come and how far we still need to go for social justice and equality. A timeless and timely message aptly appropriate for today's social and political climates.
Amazing women: 101 lives to inspire you, Lucy Beevor and Sarah Green.
Discover the stories of 101 extraordinary women of our time. Featuring an international selection of female figures, this carefully curated collection highlights those who have achieved significantly in their fields, ranging from science and politics to sport and the arts. Empowering and inspiring accounts of female pioneers include the likes of JK Rowling, Rosalind Franklin, Beyonce Knowles, Marie Curie, Malala Yousafzai, Angela Merkel and Serena Williams. A beautiful package that rejoices in the remarkable and crucial contributions women have made to our society.
Super women: six scientists who changed the world, Laurie Lawlor.
Profiles six women scientists who persevered in the face of prejudice, including ichthyologist Eugenie Clark and mathematician Katherine Coleman Johnson.
100 scientists who made history: remarkable scientists who shaped our world, written by Andrea Mills and Stella Caldwell; consultant, Philip Parker.
From brainy biologists and clever chemists to magnificent mathematicians and pioneering physicists, discover 100 remarkable scientists who shaped our world. Containing a universe of knowledge, 100 Scientists Who Made History tells the story of the people who increased our grasp of almost everything around us. From Aristotle and Rosalind Franklin, to Marie Curie and Brian Cox, get the low down on the people whose thirst for knowledge has shaped the way we live today. With beautiful photography and illustrations, 100 Scientists Who Made History is a fascinating look at the most important scientists and their discoveries. It's the perfect way for kids to meet science's most important people.
What would she do?: real-life stories of 25 rebel women who changed the world, Kay Woodward; [illustrators, Andrew Archer [and seven others]].
From Cleopatra to Amelia Earhart, from Malala Yousafzai to Michelle Obama and Emma Watson, learn about powerful and inspiring women through history in this incredible book! Covering female world leaders from centuries ago through to modern-day heroes, What Would She Do? is the ultimate guide to empowered women. Portraits created by hand-picked contemporary illustrators and snappy, compelling text bring these women's achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young girls today. These trailblazers not only accomplished great things, but overcame the same issues that girls all over the world have to face in modern society, such as inequality, gender stereotyping, body shaming, bullying and much more. Created by an all-women team and illustrated by internationally renowned artists, What Would She Do? packs a feminist punch.
Meet the ancient Egyptians, James Davies.
Get to know the basics on Ancient Egypt from gods and worship to mummification, with easy-to-digest, humourous text that is reminiscent of the best-selling Horrible Histories series. James Davies' stunning artwork and infographics provide a fresh nonfiction approach that is sure to captivate young readers.
Meet the ancient Romans, James Davies.
Get to know the basics on Ancient Rome from gladiators to day to day life, with easy-to-digest, humourous text that is reminiscent of the bestselling Horrible Histories series. James Davies' stunning artwork and infographics provide a fresh nonfiction approach that is sure to captivate young readers.
Her right foot, Dave Eggers; art by Shawn Harris.
In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.
The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga = Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana, Debbie McCauley; nā Tamati Waaka i whakamāori; illustrated by Whare Thompson.
The story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Tauranga is a fascinating one, told for the first time in this bilingual picture book. The document arrived in Tauranga after many years of violence and bloodshed had decimated the local population. Just days before the Treaty's arrival, a Tauranga chief was tricked into attending peace talks before being murdered and eaten. Not all the chiefs of Tauranga Moana signed the Treaty; those who didn't wanted to govern themselves, those who did were looking for protection against their enemies. However, just two years after the signings, three Tauranga Treaty signatories were murdered and eaten in what was one of the last cannibal feasts near Tauranga.
Hua niang gu, Bao dong ni wen;Zhou jian ming tu.
Tangmu qu hai tan, Mali Alina Bawen tu; Kesiduofu Le Masi'ni wen; Mei Li yi.
Wo ai xiao hei mao, Kelisiti'ang Yuelibowa wen, Kelisiti'ang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Wo bu yao bei chi diao, Kelisitiang Yuelibowa wen; Kelisitiang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Wo neng da bai guai shou, Kelisiti'ang Yuelibowa wen, Kelisiti'ang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Wo qu zhao hui tai yang, Kelisiti'ang Yuelibowa wen, Kelisiti'ang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Wo xiang qu kan hai, Kelisitiang Yuelibowa wen; Kelisitiang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Wo xiang you ge di di, Kelisiti'ang Yuelibowa wen, Kelisiti'ang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Wo xiang you ke xing xing, Kelisiti'ang Yuelibowa wen, Kelisiti'ang Ailishi tu; Zheng Diwei yi.
Bu yao sui bian mo wo, wen zi, Shandi Keleiwen; hui tu, Zhudi Baisima; fan yi, Liu Min.
Bu yao sui bian gen mo sheng ren zou, wen zi, Peitela Minte'er; hui tu, Sabina Weimosi; fan yi, Liu Min.
Qin qin xiong mei mei, Wuze'er Shefule wen; Wulizesi Wenze'er tu; Xu Shen fan yi.
Shui you shi jian pei wo wan, Wuze'er Shefule wen; Wulizesi Wenze'er tu; Xu Shen fan yi.
Wo men dou hen xi huan ni, wen Wuzeer Shefule; tu Wulizesi Wenzeer; fan yi Xu Shen.
Wo hao hai pa = When I feel scared, Kangnaliya Mode Sibeiman zhu; Huang Xueyan yi.
A child describes situations that bring about fear, how it feels to be scared, and what can make things better.
Aisukurīmu ni ari o noseta ra aiueo, Akkototo, Fukuda Toshio+Akiko.
Ruru roro oshikko dekitane, Aihara Hiroyuki.
Tengu no tenchan tottoko wanwan, Filliquet Etsuko.
Dōshite sonna ni naiteruno, Ishizu Masashi.
Aka desuyo ao desuyo, Kako Satoshi.
Asa desuyo yoru desuyo, Kako Satoshi.
Tonneru o nukeruto, Katayama Ken.
Gaō, kanshū Sassy; bun e La Zoo.
Tomodachi no hikkoshi, Miyano Satoko.
Hyakuen no niji, Niki Mayu; Kusunoki Shigenori.
Ton pan gyu!, 100%Orange.
Ohayō hataraku kurumatachi, Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld; translated by Fukomoto Yumiko.
Kusunoki danchi no ame no hi, Suezaki Shigeki; Bushika Etsuko.
Wasuremono, Toyofuku Makiko.
Kŭraetkuna, kŭl Kim Kŭm-hyang; kŭrim Chŏng Chin-ho.

Older Fiction

Snow Lane, Josie Angelini.
Fifth grader Annie is just like every other girl in her small suburban town. Except she's starting to realize that she isn't. Annie is the youngest of nine children. Instead of being condemned to the bottom of the pecking order, she wants to carve out place for herself in the world. But it's hard to find your destiny when the only thing you're good at is being cheerful. Annie is learning that it's difficult to be Annie, period, and not just because her clothes are worn-out hand-me-downs, and she suffers from a crippling case of dyslexia, but also because there are secrets in her life no one in her family is willing to face.
Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world, Ashley Herring Blake.
When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm; and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks, and hopes, that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?
Switched, Jen Calonita.
Things at Fairy Tale Reform School are great. Rumpelstiltskin has been ousted, and everyone is buzzing about the fact that Beauty and Prince Sebastian (aka the Beast) have joined the teaching staff. Everyone, that is, except Gilly, who can't seem to focus on anything but Anna. How is it that her beloved sister somehow went bad and joined up with Rump? And why doesn't anyone seem to care?
The Adventurers Guild, Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos.
In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.
Another quest for Celeste, Henry Cole.
Celeste is hundreds of miles from home following an unexpected journey aboard a Mississippi steamboat. After mishaps and disasters, she finds herself on the frontier in southern Indiana. It's 1822, and Celeste meets a tall, lanky boy wielding an ax: a young Abraham Lincoln.
The journey of little Charlie, Christopher Paul Curtis.
When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.
The serpent's secret, Sayantani DasGupta; illustrations by Vivienne To.
On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories, like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world. To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it.
Warrior Genius, Michael Dante DiMartino.
Giacomo, his fellow artists and their teacher flee to an Asian-inspired world of Genius warriors, where a power-hungry leader recruits them to track down the next Sacred Tool.
Escape the vortex, Jeanne DuPrau.
The Alpha and Omega teams are in a race for the six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy, but the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy, and the teams are running out of time.
The oceans between stars, Kevin Emerson.
Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped the exploding sun with their lives, travel to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to find help for their injured parents and pass along the truth they discovered about the destruction of Earth.
The incredible magic of being, Kathryn Erskine.
Some might say Julian is sheltered. But he lives large, and his eternal optimism allows him to see infinite possibilities wherever he looks. Despite his optimism, he is anxious about his stressed family falling apart. Even his ability to "uni-sense" what's happening with his sister is gone. If he can make his family focus on the magic in the universe, surely they'll appreciate life again. Now that they are moving from Washington, DC, to rural Maine, Julian can use his beloved telescope without any light pollution. He can discover a comet, name it for himself, and show his family how they're all truly connected.
Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry, written and illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry.
Fiona McConville is a child of the Western Isles, living on the Scottish mainland. City life doesn't suit Fiona and at age ten she is sent back to her beloved isles to live with her grandparents. There she learns more about her mother's strange ways with the seals and seabirds; hears stories of the selkies, mythological creatures that are half seal and half human; and wonders about her baby brother, Jamie, who disappeared long ago but whom fishermen claim to have seen. Fiona is determined to find Jamie and enlists her cousin Rory to help. When her grandparents are suddenly threatened with eviction, Fiona and Rory go into action. Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry is a magical story of the power of place and family history, interwoven with Scottish folklore.
Now, Morris Gleitzman.
Now is the third shocking, funny and heartbreaking book in Morris Gleitzman's Second World War series.
Stormspeaker, Christina Diaz Gonzalez.
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan, once Heroes of Erdas, are now wanted fugitives. Framed for a crime they didn't commit, they've been hunted across the globe by the ruthless mercenaries, the Oathbound. The four friends have traveled to the deserts of Nilo seeking answers, along with an ancient and powerful relic that's connected to the history of their world. There they discover a vast, secret library dedicated to preserving the wisdom of Erdas. But this library houses more than just tomes and scrolls. Guarding this knowledge are their old friends Takoda and Xanthe, along with Kovo the Ape. With the Oathbound following close behind, can the heroes risk branding their friends as traitors?
One true way, Shannon Hitchcock.
From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left; but as their friendship grows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion, and in North Carolina in 1977, it is not easy to discover that you might be gay.
Code of honor, Erin Hunter.
After an act of betrayal rocks the Bravelands, baboon Thorn must find a way to confront treachery in his own troop, while elephant Sky searches for answers and lion Fearless contends with the usurper who conquered his father's pride.
Arts and thefts, Allison K. Hymas.
Ahh, summer vacation! Jeremy Wilderson, Scottsville Middle School's first (and only) retrieval specialist, is enjoying a slower-than-usual season of retrieving (NOT stealing) lost objects in order to help the under thirteen population of Scottsville. But crime doesn't take a vacation! And when sabotage strikes Scottsville's event of the year, the Summer Art Show, threatening to ruin the burgeoning painting career of Jeremy's best friend, Case, it's up to Jeremy to figure out what's going on.
Dark side of the Moon, Jeramey Kraatz.
Spreading the word of the dangers still threatening Earth, Benny Love and his Moon Platoon friends track down Elijah West's long-missing research partner and wonder if he is trustworthy enough to be part of the team protecting the planet from a next wave of alien invaders.
The quest of the cubs, Kathryn Lasky.
It is a time of trouble in the Northern Kingdoms because a group of power-hungry polar bears called Roguers has been snatching cubs from their mothers and killing those who resist; but Svenna is not about to relinquish her two cubs to that fate, so she agrees to go with the Roguers and serve Mystress of the Hands if her cubs, who have special powers, are allowed to stay with her cousin but nobody is truly safe when a way of life is collapsing around them.
Intergalactic P.S. 3, Madeleine L'Engle; [pictures by Hope Larson].
Charles Wallace Murry is old enough to start school, but his sister, Meg, and their friend Calvin know he isn't cut out for school on Earth; Meg worries that he'll be more misunderstood than ever. Luckily, with the help of the three celestial creatures Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which, there is another place where Charles Wallace can get his education: Intergalactic P.S. 3, a public school in a completely different galaxy. The three children travel through time and space to reach the school, but for them all to make it home safely, Meg must undergo a test that will challenge her inner strength, her perspective, and her ability to protect the ones she loves.
The Problim children, Natalie Lloyd.
When the Problim children's ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings, each born on a different day of the week, have to move into their grandpa's bizarre old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift! But rumours about their family run rampant in the small town: tales of a bitter feud, a hidden treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. Their neighbors, the O'Pinions, will do anything to find the secrets lurking inside the Problim household, including sending the seven children to seven different houses on seven different continents!
Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen, retold and illustrated by Patricia MacCarthy.
Hans Christian Andersen's spellbinding tale of Gerda's search for her best friend Kay, who is taken by the Snow Queen, will capture readers' hearts.
Reign of outlaws: a Robyn Hoodlum adventure, Kekla Magoon.
When twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley set out to save her parents, she never could've predicted that she would become Robyn Hoodlum, leader of the rebellion against the harsh government led by Ignomus Crown. But Robyn's attempt to free her parents has failed, and on top of that, her friends have been captured. And now Crown has given her 72 hours to turn herself in, or else.
The Mad Wolf's daughter, Diane Magras.
In 1210 Scotland, when invading knights capture 12-year-old Drest's father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers who make up his fearsome war-band, she sets off to rescue them from the castle prison, taking along a wounded knight as her captive to trade for her family's freedom.
The seventh element, Wendy Mass.
The Voyagers have made it to the last planet but must acquire a seventh element, combat dragons and an alien clone, and face serious illnss before returning to Earth.
Magic, madness, and mischief, Kelly McCullough.
Kalvan Monroe is worried. Either he's going mad or he really did wake up with uncontrollable fire magic and accidentally summon a snarky talking fire hare. (Yes, that's right, a hare. Made of fire. That talks.) He's got to be going crazy, right? But if he's not, then magic actually is real, and he's got even more problems to worry about. Because Kalvan isn't the only one with powers. The same fire magic that allows him to talk his way into and out of trouble burned too brightly in his mother, damaging her mind and leaving her vulnerable to the cold, manipulative spells of the Winter King. Can Kalvan gain control of his power in time to save his mother, or will their fires be snuffed out forever?
Dragon bones, Lisa McMann.
Trapped underground in the catacombs and made to transport the bones of ancient dragon rulers to the extracting room, where others extract the magical properties dormant in the bones, twin Thisbe must learn how to control her own fiery magic and use it to escape.
Dragon overnight, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins.
Dory and her friends from Ms. Starr's Upside-Down Magic class set off on an overnight school field trip to Dragon Haven to see, and learn how to care for, dragons unfortunately there are other students with regular magic there as well, so it is not long before the trouble starts.
From hero to zero, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts; illustrated by Laura Park.
Rafe Khatchadorian takes his troublemaking ways across the pond and gets lost in London!
Infinity base, Diana Peterfreund.
Gillian Seagret thought she knew everything about the secrets of Omega City, the mysteries of the rocket scientist Dr. Underberg, and the evil conspiracies of the organization called the Shepherds. But she's about to learn that uncovering the truth is the easy part. You also have to fight for it. Now Gillian's father has been taken captive, and she and her friends are trapped in the Shepherds' hidden base. The only person who can help them is a rogue Shepherd, but she has plans of her own, and no one, least of all Gillian's mother, is sure they can trust her.
A pup called Trouble, Bobbie Pyron.
When a coyote pup named Trouble stows away in the back of a truck, he ends up in the heart of New York City, and must choose between the risks of being caught and the dangers of a long journey home.
The demigod diaries, Rick Riordan.
What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire- breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads (who just might be a little psychotic), and stave off a massive explosion all in one hour or less? With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.
Iron tide rising, Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis; illustrations by Todd Harris.
Intrepid travelers Fin and Marrill have shared countless thrilling and treacherous adventures on the magical waters of the Pirate Stream. But neither could have expected that their final adventure would force them to team up with their oldest enemy: the evil wizard Serth! With the fate of the Stream and all their friends hanging in the balance, can they challenge the most frightening power they've ever come up against?
The assassin's curse, Kevin Sands.
Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure, and murder, follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that's recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher's code-breaking discovers the attack's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake, as well as their own lives.
Dawn Raid, Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith.
Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a shadow is cast over Sofias sunny teenage days. Through her heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights.
Black Panther: the young prince, Ronald L. Smith.
Black Panther. Ruler of Wakanda. Avenger. This is his destiny. But right now, he's simply T'Challa, the young prince. Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he's not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father; the reigning Black Panther, or testing out the latest tech, he's off breaking rules with his best friend, M'Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and M'Baku to school in America. This is no prestigious private academy-they've been enrolled at South Side Middle School in the heart of Chicago. When strange things begin happening around school, T'Challa sets out to uncover the source.
My life as a ninja, Janet Tashjian with cartoons by Jake Tashjian.
Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself. For once, can he be the hero that saves the day?
The short but brilliant career of Lucas Weed, Chrissie Walker.
Lucas Weed hasn't really made any friends at his new school, so when the 'cool kids' suggest he carry out a prank in class, Lucas thinks it might be his path to being accepted. And when the pranks keep getting more and more outrageous – and with videos uploaded to YouTube – Lucas Weed's popularity soars! But after an embarrassing stunt that doesn't quite go according to plan – in front of a very important person – Lucas decides it's time to call it a day. But how?
A warp in time, Jude Watson.
After surviving an airplane crash in the Arctic, Molly, Yoshi and the rest of her friends meet a group of musicians who also crashed in the same area and have been camped out in the forest hoping for a rescue. They discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.

Picture Books

Animals: early learning at the museum.
Featuring amazing objects from the British Museum, this series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Inquisitive toddlers will enjoy learning about different animals, with gorgeous photographic images on every page.
First words: early learning at the museum.
Featuring amazing objects from the British Museum, this series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Inquisitive toddlers will enjoy learning to count from one to twenty, with gorgeous photographic images on every page.
Stripe Island, Tupera Tupera.
Celebrate the multi-coloured world of Stripe Island in this bold, beautiful book. With its stripy hills and stripy seas, stripy houses and even a stripy circus, there's plenty of stripy fun for all!
I love my grandma, Giles Andreae; [illustrated by] Emma Dodd.
From train rides to playtime, this book illustrates the love between grandmother and grandchild, and all the exciting things they can do together!
Agua, agüita = Water, little water = At achichipiga at, by/por Jorge Tetl Argueta; illustrations by/illustraciones de Felipe Ugalde Alcéntara; translation by/traduccion de Gabriela Baeza Ventura.
Describes, in English, Spanish, and Nahuat, the life cycle of water from the perspective of one drop.
Where's the hen?, [illustrations by] Ingela P. Arrhenius.
Five engagingly illustrated spreads depict a series of friendly farmyard animals hiding behind bright felt flaps in a story that invites children to engage in a search-and-find hunt that culminates in a mirror on the final spread.
Where's the owl?, [illustrations by] Ingela P. Arrthenius.
Friendly woodland animals invite very young children to peek behind interactive felt flaps to find hidden characters in a story that culminates in a mirror on the final spread.
Rabbit, Magali Attiogbé.
In a book featuring pages with die-cut shapes, a little rabbit walks in a garden, eats clover and grass, escapes from an owl, and rejoins his family in a burrow.
Baby's very first tractor book, illustrated by Stella Baggott; designed by Josephine Thompson & Caroline Day.
Follow Farmer Panda as he drives his tractor around his noisy farm. Count the baby animals as he puts them in the tractor's trailer; one fluffy lamb, two pink piglets, and lots more!
Shapes of Australia, Bronwyn Bancroft.
From boulders to bee hives, from mountains to coral, Bronwyn Bancroft explores the shapes that form the Australian landscape. In Shapes of Australia we are introduced to ways of thinking about how shapes are represented in nature.
When Sophie thinks she can't, Molly Bang with Ann Stern.
When Sophie can't solve a math puzzle, she feels upset and inadequate. "I CAN'T DO IT!" she shouts, expressing the frustration all of us feel when we try and fail. Will she ever be "smart" like her sister? Maybe she isn't smart at all. Luckily Sophie's teacher steps in. What does it mean to be smart? Using current, popular "mindset" techniques, Sophie's class is taught that we get smarter when we exercise our brains, such as when we work harder at solving a puzzle. Struggling to solve a problem doesn't mean "I can't do it!" Sophie and her classmates just can't do it yet!
The big umbrella, Amy June Bates; cowritten with Juniper Bates.
By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn't matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn't matter how many legs you have. Don't worry that there won't be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room. Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story.
Stories for 1 year olds, David Bedford [and three others] & Ann James [and four others].
Stories for One Year Olds is an anthology of five best-selling Little Hare stories. Beautifully illustrated by Australia's finest illustrators, each story has been selected to engage and delight the busy toddler.
Stanley the farmer, William Bee.
Down on the farm, there's seeds to be sown. Stanley has to get on his tractor and plough the field. There's lots to be done, and friends to help him out, but will the seeds grow? Join Stanley and friends for an out-of-doors adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee.
Stanley's cafe, William Bee.
It's another busy day at Stanley's Cafe. He's baking a very special cake but whose birthday can it be? Join Stanley and friends for a tasty adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee.
Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!, Peter Bently & Garry Parsons.
The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?
I'm a mail carrier, Brian Biggs.
In Tinyville Town: I'm a Mail Carrier, Rita the mail carrier makes sure everyone gets their mail, rain or shine. The Tinyville Town series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town.
A day at the beach: includes Māori vocabulary, Donovan Bixley.
What can you see on a day at the beach? A sandcastle (pa kirikiri), some waves (ngaru), or a lifeguard (kaikauhauora)? A fun and educational seaside excursion in English and te reo Māori. Perfect for Kiwi kids.
A day at the Zoo: includes Māori vocabulary, Donovan Bixley.
What can you see on a day at the zoo? A lion (raiona), an elephant (arawhana), or a panda (pana pea)? A fun and engaging collection of all your favourite animals from around the world.
Happy birthday, little Pookie, Sandra Boynton.
Little Pookie wakes Mom and Dad up when it is still dark to celebrate its birthday.
Let's dance, little Pookie, Sandra Boynton.
Little Pookie's mother teaches her child how to dance the Pookie Shimmy.
Night-night, little Pookie, Sandra Boynton.
Little Pookie gets ready for bed, with Mommy's help.
What's wrong, little Pookie?, Sandra Boynton.
Mother tries to find out why little Pookie is upset.
Love, Mama, Jeanette Bradley.
With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley's debut picture book is perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother's love.
The koala who could, Rachel Bright, Jim Field.
Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not but if you let it, change can be the making of you.
I'm a duck, Eve Bunting; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.
One day, an egg rolled out of a nest and right into a deep pond. Now that egg is a little duck, and the water is still very scary. Jumping into the pond at all seems impossible, never mind swimming in a line with all his brothers. "You re a duck, and ducks don t sink," Big Frog points out. Practicing in a puddle helps a little, while backrubs and snacks from his mother help a little more. Big Frog offers to hold his friend s wing and dive in together, but our little duck knows that some challenges need to be faced alone. Even when they are very scary!
Kookaburras love to laugh, Laura + Philip Bunting.
It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to flee the jokers, and goes to find a more suitable flock, he finds that perhaps he might just be in the right place after all.
Sandcastle, Philip Bunting.
Rae and Grandad set out to build a sandcastle. They make a tall tower. They raise great ramparts.They dig a deep moat.They even find a dragon. But will it be enough to hold the tide? Sandcastle is a beautiful exploration of the ebb and flow of life.
Wishing for a dragon, Becky Cameron.
The sun has almost set, but Olive, Barney and Ella are wide awake and ready for adventure! Olive wants to go to the jungle, Barney hankers to be a pirate, but Ella has a secret wish to see a dragon! So off they clamber into a hot-air balloon and are whisked away to magical lands. They see pirate teddy bears and unicorns and tigers, but will they ever see a dragon?
The hole story, Kelly Canby.
One day Charlie finds a hole. A hole of his very own! He picks it up and pops it in his pocket. But it doesn't take Charlie long to realise that a hole in your pocket is not a good thing to have.
Mighty Tug, written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; illustrated by David Mottram.
From early in the morning until time to say, "Good night," Mighty Tug works in the busy harbor, guiding cargo ships, pulling barges, and helping with rescues.
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, retold and illustrated by Eileen Christelow.
A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
A home for Gully, written by Jo Clegg; illustrated by Lalalimola.
He was looking for a home. He found a family. Gully is a plucky little seagull doing his best to get along in the big city. On the day that he decides to look for a new home, he is joined by Fetch (a sausage dog), Madison (an alley cat) and Zachary (a kindly rat) and he discovers something much more important: a ready-made family who would just love to share it with him!
Llamaphones, Janik Coat.
Words that sound the same but have different meanings. Homophones with a llama.
City moon, written by Rachael Cole; illustrated by Blanca Gómez.
Soothing text and hip, colourful collage style illustrations create a nighttime story that follows a little boy and his Mama as they walk around their neighborhood looking for the moon. As the elusive moon plays peek-a-boo behind buildings and clouds, the little boy asks simple questions about it, and his Mama patiently answers every one. When finally the moon appears, bright and white and round and glowing, the mama and her boy stop and wait for it to disappear again. The moonlit walk continues until the boy yawns and Mama lifts him into her arms and whispers, "it is time for bed."
Bird, Olivia Cosneau.
Join bird as she hunts a tasty caterpillar, sings in the trees, and meets a new friend. But what happens when she lays three small eggs in her nest? Simple, engaging text explains nature in a playful way for little ones. Each page includes a window or a flap to encourage children to read on and discover more.
Splish, splash, Ducky!, Lucy Cousins.
Ducky Duckling has so much fun in the rain! Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky's adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish. But what happens when the rain stops and Ducky feels sad? Can Dad save the day and bring sunshine back into those 'quack, quack, quacks'?
What the Fluffy Bunny said to the Growly Bear, P. Crumble, Chris Saunders.
There's a surprise party for Zebra, and all his friends are passing the message along. But when the message gets mixed up, there's confusion, chaos and lots of fun.
Love, Emma Dodd.
Join little rabbit and his mummy as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a mummy's love is always the best love of all. Flurries of foil throughout and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations. Exploring the loving relationship between animal parents and their babies, this beautifully-designed, padded picture book will soon become a bedtime favourite.
Twinkle, twinkle, little car, written by Kate Dopirak; illustrated by Mary Peterson.
In this twist on the classic poem, a little red car takes a final cruise around town before going to bed, beeping good-night to all his vehicular friends.
The one day house, Julia Durango; illustrated by Bianca Diaz.
Wilson dreams of all the ways he can help improve his friend Gigi's house so that she'll be warm, comfortable, and happy. One day, friends and neighbors from all over come to help make Wilson's plans come true. Everyone volunteers to pitch in to make Gigi's house safe, clean, and pretty. Inspired by a friend's volunteerism, author Julia Durango tells a story of community and togetherness, showing that by helping others we help ourselves.
Home, Carson Ellis.
A whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home depicts homes in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.
Big dog, little dog: lift-the-flap opposites, Elo.
Spotty dogs, bendy dogs and really, really long dogs; find the opposites in this fun lift-the-flap book with the help of some hilarious and colourful dogs.
Surprising birds: lift-the-flap colours, Elo.
Learn your colours in this stylish lift-the-flap book. A red wing, an orange beak or a vibrant tail all of these birds have a surprise in store. Lift the flaps and have fun learning colours with the help of some unusual birds.
ABCs of mathematics, Chris Ferrie.
Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! Written by an expert, The ABCs of Mathematics is a colourfully simple introduction for babies (and grownups!) to a new math concept for every letter of the alphabet from addition all the way to zero. Each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician read just one line of text per page to start or linger on the longer descriptions as baby's vocabulary expands. This alphabetical installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest mathematician. Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind!
ABCs of physics, Chris Ferrie.
It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! The ABCs of Physics introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet all the way from atom to zero-point energy. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest physicists.
ABCs of science, Chris Ferrie.
It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! The ABCs of Science introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new scientific abbreviation for every letter of the alphabet from alpha and beta to gamma and more. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists.
Electromagnetism for babies, Chris Ferrie.
It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written by an expert, Electromagnetism for Babies is a colourfully simple introduction to magnets and positive and negative charges. Babies (and grownups!) will discover what makes opposites attract as they learn about electromagnetism. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an electromagnetic physicist!
Quantum information for babies, Chris Ferrie.
With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment in the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist!
Statistical physics for babies, Chris Ferrie.
With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a statistical physicist!
Tiny little rocket, David Fickling & Richard Collingridge.
5 4 3 2 1 blast off! There is a tiny little rocket that will take you to the stars. It only flies there once a year, but zips you out past Mars. Jump in for a journey of a lifetime!
Ducks away!, Mem Fox + Judy Horacek.
"A mother duck and her five little ducks waddled out one day. Onto a bridge, then ducks away!
Go Go and the silver shoes, Jane Godwin, [illustrated by] Anna Walker.
Go Go has three brothers and most of her clothes are handed down from them. Except for shoes, which is why she loves new shoes, especially her latest and most precious silver shoes. But when she loses one in the creek on a family picnic, Go Go is devastated. She continues to wear her one remaining silver shoe, until one day a new girl at school realises that she has one just like it. a A beautiful story about being confidently individual and about the power of friendship.
Grandma Z, Daniel Gray-Barnett.
On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert's birthday. When Grandma Z roars into town on her motorcycle, Albert is swept up in a very extraordinary adventure. This glorious debut from Daniel Gray-Barnett is filled with wonder, imagination, and a wild, magical spirit that will thrill young and old.
Dr. Fifth, originated by Roger Hargreaves; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
Join the fifth Doctor and friends, Nyssa, Adric and Tegan as they attempt to outwit the wily Master!
Dr. Sixth, originated by Roger Hargreaves; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
In the sixth book of the series, join another Doctor and his friends as they face a perilous adventure through time and space.
Dr. Third, originated by Roger Hargreaves; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
Follow the adventures of Dr. Third, as he is joined by friends Mike, Jo and Liz to battle the fearsome Ice Warriors!
Hello, door, Alastair Heim; illustrated by Alisa Coburn.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a fox as he enters a home and walks through, greeting and taking various objects, until the owners return.
Cake, Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet.
Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before. And he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other party guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at!
Floaty, John Himmelman.
Blah! Mr. Raisin is a bit of a grump. He lives all alone in a little house, and he likes it that way just fine. One day, a mysterious basket appears on Mr. Raisin's doorstep. When he opens it up, it seems there's nothing inside; until he notices a floating dog bobbing along his ceiling.
We're going on an egg hunt, Laura Hughes.
We're going on an egg hunt. We're going to find them all. We're really excited. Hooray for Easter Day! Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the- flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, it's great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way lambs, chicks, bees and ducks and there's even a wolfish surprise, so do take care.
Bird builds a nest, Martin Jenkins; illustrated by Richard Jones.
It's time for Bird to build her nest! Follow her as she pulls a worm out of the ground, lifts some twigs that are just the right size, and pushes the twigs into place. Uh-oh! One of the twigs falls to the ground! But after a day of hard work, Bird's nest is ready and waiting.
Up, down & other opposites: with Ellsworth Kelly.
Ellsworth Kelly's paintings and sculptures take center stage in this creative visual presentation of opposites. The pairings range from together/apart to vertical/horizontal, from full/empty to front/back, providing readers with both expected and unexpected visual vocabulary.
The strongest mum, Nicola Kent.
Little Bear is sure that no-one is as strong as his mum. She can carry anything: his bike, Zebra's shopping, Elephant's carpet and even Flamingo's piano! And of course, there's always room in her handbag for Little Bear's treasures. But even mums can get tired and need a helping hand sometimes, as Little Bear learns when Mum takes on one thing too many, with hilarious and heart-warming consequences.
Superhero mum, Timothy Knapman; illustrated by Joe Berger.
All mums are brilliant and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to Earth from Outer Space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!
The digger and the flower, Joseph Kuefler.
When Digger discovers a flower growing in the center of the town being built, his entire perspective changes.
The tiptoeing tiger, Philippa Leathers.
Everyone knows that tigers are sleek, silent, and totally terrifying; most tigers, that is. But no one is afraid of Little Tiger. He's just too small and clumsy to frighten anyone. He's determined to prove himself, though, so sets out on tiptoe, creeping through the forest to find someone to scare. Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe... Roar! But will he find anyone to scare?
Do not open this book again, Andy Lee; illustrated by Heath McKenzie.
He's back! And only one thing's for certain he doesn't want you to open this book!
The silver sea, children at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne with Alison Lester and Jane Godwin.
Let's go down to The Silver Sea, Come on, I'll hold your hand. Take a journey beneath the waves in this magical adventure created by young people at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne with much-loved Australian authors Alison Lester and Jane Godwin. Their unforgettable collaboration explores the hidden treasures of our seas and celebrates the joy of exploration and of returning home.
Black bird yellow sun, Steve Light.
As a solitary black bird wings its way through the day, little ones are treated to a magnificent flight from one vibrant color to another.
Ziggy and the Moonlight Show, Kristyna Litten.
All week long Ziggy looks forward to the spectacular Moonlight Show on Saturday night. But this Saturday she discovers that a stripy bird has lost her chick, and immediately offers to help. But the black and white shapes in the reeds are only a chorus of croaking frogs, and the stripes in the grass turn out to be a scary snake! Lost in a dark forest, far from home, Ziggy starts to wonder whether she and Bird will ever find the lost chick. And how will they find their way back in time for the magical Moonlight Show?
Poor little rabbit, J+rg M++hle.
Oh no, Little Rabbit has hurt his arm. And there's blood! Can you help him? Blow gently three times, try a bandage, a rhyme, but he's still crying... Let's give his ears a stroke and wipe his tears. There, all better! Off you go, Little Rabbit!
Bye bye big, Margaret Read MacDonald & Gerald Fierst; illustrations by Kitty Harvill.
This eye-popping circle story builds understanding of sequencing and size relationships. There was a big big frog! And a little little mosquito. So begins a buoyant visual tale in which one animal after another is bested by a larger one until the smallest of all proves that strength comes in many forms.
Eric makes a splash, Emily MacKenzie.
Eric is about to make a splash. Or is he? The problem is that Eric is a worrier, and nothing worries him more than the thought of swimming. So when Eric receives an invitation to a pool party, he is sent into a worrying whirl. What if his fur gets wet? What if water goes in his eyes? What if he sinks to the bottom of the pool? Fortunately, Eric has a brave and fearless friend who wants to help. But can she convince Eric that swimming is fun?
Jinx and the Doom fight crime!, story by Lisa Mantchev; pictures by Samantha Cotterill.
Instead of fighting each other, Jinx and her little brother The Doom spend their days fighting crime, protecting the planet, defending the innocent, and taking lunch breaks.
If I had a horse, Gianna Marino.
If I had a horse, he might be shy, like me. But if I stayed quiet, he'd learn to be my friend. I would have to tame him. I would have to be strong, like him. And he would have to be gentle, like me. And together, we could do anything.
Peas in a pod, Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling.
When sisters Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly, and Peg are born, they all look alike, and they all do everything together, so when one of them starts to get ahead of the others, their parents deal with it, but the girls do not want to be the same.
Red car, green car: a changing colours book, Mara van de Meer, Penny Worms, and Amy Oliver; illustrated by Adria Meserve.
Each double-page spread has illustrations of fun things associated with the colour, and a playful, rhyming narrative that children will love to join in with. Then guess what colour is coming next? Pull the tab and watch the colour of the car magically change and reveal an unexpected driver.
Hugless Douglas, David Melling.
Hugless Douglas and the big sleep, David Melling.
Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow! Can Douglas think of a way for them all to get some sleep? David Melling is one the leading children's author/illustrators working today and his third book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.
A surprise for Mrs. Tortoise, Paula Merlén, Sonja Wimmer; [English translation, Ben Dawlatly and Kim Griffin].
Mrs. Tortoise and Birdie are very close friends. One morning, Mrs. Tortoise sees her reflection in the pond and realizes her shell is worn out, and she feels old and sad. Then Birdie comes along with an idea to cheer her up.
Captain Monty takes the plunge, written by Jennifer Mook-Sang; illustrated by Liz Starin.
Monty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or seven seas. But Monty has a secret: he can't swim. He never goes into the ocean and he never takes a bath. Real pirates don't bathe. "Yar-har-har" he says. But things change when he meets a mermaid named Meg.
I won't eat that, Christopher Silas Neal.
Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of him. What could it be?
Me and Mr. Fluffernutter, Jennifer Gray Olson.
A young girl and her cat are best friends, most of the time.
Bears and blossoms, Shirley Parenteau; illustrated by David Walker.
Big Brown bear and the four little bears enjoy a picnic under blossoming trees, but a blustery wind makes flying kites an adventure.
Somewhere in the reef, Marcello Pennachio; illustrated by Danny Snell.
Along the Great Barrier Reef, having fun in the sun, lived a mother dolphin and her little calf one. Leap, said the mother. I leap, said the one, as they leapt out of the water and had fun in the sun. Join the little dolphin calf and many more familiar ocean animals in this vivid counting book based on the classic rhyme "Over in the Meadow".
This is it, Daria Peoples-Riley.
A young dancer finds confidence in herself in this picture book about dance, individuality, and self expression.
The perfect pillow, Eric Pinder; illustrated by Chris Sheban.
A boy and his toy dragon search for the most comfortable bed in this dreamy nighttime adventure.
Stars, Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee.
Explores the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one's pocket for those days when one does not feel shiny.
All through my town, Jean Reidy; illustrated by Leo Timmers.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text take the reader on a tour around town.
The word collector, Peter Hamilton Reynolds.
Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.
Tiny and the big dig, Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Matt Myers.
Tiny is a small, but very determined dog and right now he smells a big bone buried deep in the earth of the garden–and he is going to get that bone no matter how far down he has to dig.
Have you seen my giraffe?, Michelle Robinson & [illustrated by] Claire Powell.
Did you know that they don't give away goldfish at the fairground anymore? You can win a giraffe instead. So much better! Although, you might come across a few problems when you bring your cute new pet home. Giraffes tend to be big and clumsy, so here is a handy guide of all the best places to hide them.
Ten fat sausages, Michelle Robinson; illustrations, Tor Freeman.
Come on a great escape through the kitchen as we follow each sausage that decides to make a run for it. Will they succeed or will the cat, blender, plug hole or fan prove their downfall? Michelle Robinson's no-holds-barred humour is perfectly matched by Tor Freeman's mad-cap artwork.
Life, written by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel.
There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world's animals'including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more; Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity.
Chengdu can do, written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg.
Chengdu can do many things all by himself. He can get down from his branch, and he can look for breakfast. Chengdu can jump, he can push, and he can pull. He can climb, he can stretch, and he can swing. But sometimes even the most capable young panda could use a little help. Independent-minded toddlers will love following along as the determined Chengdu reaches for his goal of some tasty leaves. The gentle text is a delight to hear read aloud, and a variety of fold-out pages add to the fun.
Everybunny count!, Ellie Sandall.
Count from one to ten with these cheerful bunnies and one not-so-scary fox.
Bird to bird, Claire Saxby, Wayne Harris.
A bird drops a seed to the floor of the forest. The seed grows into a sapling, then a tree. The tree is felled and taken to a busy city. Bird to Bird is the story of one bird, one seed, one tree. Award-winning picture book creators Claire Saxby and Wayne Harris have crafted a gentle story of nature, history, recycling and art.
Things that make me happy, Amy Schwartz.
From making faces and running races to snapping beans and wearing jeans, here is a warm picture of a collection of things to do with the one you love.
Big Choo, story and pictures by Stephen Shaskan.
Little Choo wants to be just like his father Papa Pufferbelly, but pulling a line of freight cars up a steep mountain might be a little too much for the small engine.
The weaver, Qian Shi.
Stanley is a spider, a weaver and a collector. But he's about to find out that nothing lasts forever unless you collect it in your heart.
Compost stew: an A to Z recipe for the earth, Mary McKenna Siddals; illustrated by Ashley Wolff.
A rhyming text explains from A to Z, which common items around the house can be turned into the dark, crumbly stuff we call "compost stew". The collage illustrations are made from some of those items to help make the point. There's a note at the end of the text listing things that are not suitable for adding to the compost bin.
Hack and Whack, Francesca Simon; illustrated by Charlotte Cotterill.
Twin vikings Hack and Whack wreak havoc on their village until their mother enacts the most dreaded punishment of all.
Cock-a-doodle-poo!, Steve Smallman; [illustrated by] Florence Weiser.
Oh dear! Someone's done a doo-doo on Farmer Jill's new hairdo! Who on earth could it have been? Cock-a-doodle-poo! A side-splitting rhyming riot packed full of toots, poops, plops and parps.
A sick day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
"Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day–'Ah-choo!'–he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."–Dust jacket.
Leaves, David Ezra Stein.
A curious bear observes how leaves change throughout the seasons.
Juniper Jupiter, Lizzy Stewart.
Juniper Jupiter is a real life superhero. It's no big deal. She's super brave, super fast, super strong, super smart and she can even fly, but something is missing. What is a hero without an amazing sidekick? It turns out that lots of people want to be a superhero's sidekick, but none of them are quite right. They're too big, too scratchy, too weird, too scared, or way too prepared. Juniper is about to give up, but then she hears a familiar bark. Could it be that the sidekick she's been looking for has been there the whole time? This is a fun and feisty story about friendship.
So far up, Susanne Strasser; [translated by Elisabeth Lauffer].
A hungry bear followed by a pig, a dog, a rabbit, a hen, and a frog form a wobbly ladder to reach the delicious cake at the top of the window.
My family four floors up, written by Caroline Stutson and illustrated by Celia Krampien.
Illustrations and rhyming text follow a young girl and her father as they share a busy day at the park before returning to their fourth-floor apartment.
Night-night New Zealand: a sleepy bedtime rhyme, written by Katherine Sully; illustrated by Helen Poole.
Friends make everything better, Mandy Sutcliffe with words by Mark Sperring.
If you're at home feeling down in the flumps, A little fed up with it all. Then come with Belle and Boo when they go out to play, leave your worries behind and sail across the waves. Dive down deep into the ocean, rise up high on top of the clouds, trek through the jungle and take a ride in the fairground. There's nothing you can't do, even if the day started badly, when your friend is by your side. For friends make everyting better and turn everyday into the best day of your life!
Dig, dump, roll, Sally Sutton; illustrated by Brian Lovelock.
An engaging, interactive text that asks readers to guess what kind of vehicle is at work. Visual clues alongside the text help ensure that our readers are challenged but can still be successful with their guesses. In the end, the vehicles work together to build a surprise.
Penguins don't wear sweaters!, Marikka Tamura; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.
When an oil spill prevents penguins from doing the things they love to do, Big Boots come and dress them in sweaters until they and the water can be cleaned.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year, [story and illustrations] by Sanmu Tang; [translation, Wu Ying].
Little Mei wants to know why her family celebrates the Chinese New Year. All her family members have their own reasons, but it is Grandpa who tells her the story of Nian and monster Xi.
Are you there little bunny?, [written by Sam Taplin; illustrated by Emily Dove].
Little bunny is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting a badger, chick and other animals as they search for the elusive little bunny.
The last alchemist, Colin Thompson.
In a castle, in the heart of an almost-forgotten country, lived a king who, like all the kings before him, had one dream - to discover the secret of gold. As the dawn of the new Millennium approaches, the king's nineteenth alchemist, Spinifix, goes to more and morr extravagant lengths to build the machine that will realise the king's dream. Will Spinifex succdeed where all others have failed or will thevsecret of gold remain a mystery for ever?
Teddy's favorite toy, Christian Trimmer; illustrated by Madeline Valentine.
Teddy's favorite toy has the best manners, and the sickest fighting skills, and the ability to pull off a number of fierce looks. But when his toy goes missing, it turns out there's another woman around who's pretty fierce it's Teddy's mom, and she will stop at nothing to reunite Teddy with his favorite toy.
Roger is going fishing, Koen Van Biesen; translated by Laura Watkinson.
Roger and his neighbor Emily are heading to the lake to do some fishing. But the city sidewalks are crowded, so crowded that Emily accidentally catches a few things that are decidedly not fish. A small mob starts to chase after her and Roger, but soon everyone discovers that a trip to the lake is just what they needed to cool off.
Don't forget Dexter!, Lindsay Ward.
When his best friend, Jack, leaves him behind at the doctor's office, Dexter T. Rexter panics. First he tries to find Jack. Then he sings their special song. Then he sings their special song even louder.
That's not my chick: its beak is too shiny, Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
That's not my chick is a delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text and bright, colourful illustrations with textures to touch and feel on every page.
Blue Monster wants it all!, Jeanne Willis, Jenni Desmond.
Blue Monster loves brand new things. A fancy new hat a shiny submarine a fabulous funfair and a paradise island, all of his own. But he's still not happy! What will it take for Blue Monster to realise there are some things that money can't buy?
Wild child, Jeanne Willis, Lorna Freytag.
Hedgehugs: autumn hide and squeak, Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper.
Hattie is unhappy that trees are losing their leaves, but Horace and a squeaky new friend show her how much fun autumn can be.
Hickory dickory dash, Tony Wilson; illustrated by Laura Wood.
Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she'd better watch out for the cat!
Pugs don't wear pyjamas, Michelle Worthington, Cecilia Johansson.
When Tom visits his Aunt, he meets her pug Ellie. Ellie is no ordinary pug. Wherever Tom and his aunt go, Ellie must go too. His aunt dresses Ellie up for their outings. Tom finds Ellie strange, but she makes friends everywhere she goes. Tom makes no friends. He realises something has to change.
What do you do with a chance?, written by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Mae Besom.
A child learns that courage means being a little brave at the right time.

Younger Fiction

Cam Jansen and the summer camp mysteries: a super special, David A. Adler; illustrated by Joy Allen.
Cam Jansen and her best friend are spending three weeks at Camp Eagle Lake, where they play sports, do crafts, and solve three mysteries.
Ivy + Bean bound to be bad, written by Annie Barrows + illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Best friends Ivy and Bean learn that being very good, or very bad, can be a real challenge when they set out to become like a man Ivy heard about who was so pure of heart that birds and animals followed him.
Ivy + Bean break the fossil record, written by Annie Barrows; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Everyone in second grade seems set on breaking a world record and friends Ivy and Bean are no exception, deciding to become the youngest people ever to discover a dinosaur skeleton.
Ivy + Bean doomed to dance, written by Annie Barrows; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Second-grade best friends Ivy and Bean beg for ballet lessons, then, when they are cast as squids in their first recital, scheme to find a way out of what seems to be boring, hard, and potentially embarrassing.
Ivy + Bean no news is good news, written by Annie Barrows; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Ivy and Bean try to make money by writing a newspaper about Pancake Court but the neighbors are not pleased to read about themselves.
Ivy + Bean take care of the babysitter, written by Annie Barrows; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
When Bean's parents leave her in the care of her older sister Nancy for the afternoon, she enlists her neighbor and best friend Ivy to come over and teach Nancy how to be a really good babysitter.
The little stowaway: a true story, Vicky Bennett, Tull Suwannakit.
France. Winter. 1918. The First World War is over. A brave and determined little French orphan, Honore, wanders through the snow, cold and hungry and lost. When he stumbles on the Australian Flying Corps and meets airman, Tim Tovell, his life is changed forever. This is a story of a remarkable little stowaway and his journey to his new home in Australia.
Stella Díaz has something to say, Angela Dominguez.
Stella Díaz loves marine animals, especially her betta fish, Pancho. But Stella Díaz is not a betta fish. Betta fish like to be alone, while Stella loves spending time with her mom and brother and her best friend Jenny. Trouble is, Jenny is in another class this year, and Stella feels very lonely. When a new boy arrives in Stella's class, she really wants to be his friend, but sometimes Stella accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. Plus, she has to speak in front of her whole class for a big presentation at school! But she better get over her fears soon, because Stella Díaz has something to say!
Digger, Mike Dumbleton; illustrated by Robin Cowcher.
When her brother, James, went to war, Annie stitched the name Digger onto her toy kangaroo and gave him to James as a farewell present. 'A Digger for a digger,' she said, hugging her brother.'I'll keep him safe,' James promised. Digger is the story of one toy kangaroo, one Australian soldier and two girls, in two countries on opposite sides of a world at war. It's a quiet reminder of the casualties of war, and a tribute to the French schoolchildren who once tended the graves of Australian soldiers who died on the Western Front in the heroic battle for Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918. A beautiful and heart-warming story set during World War I.
Eva and the lost pony, Rebecca Elliott.
Eva decides that warning all the animals in the forest about the approaching storm is a perfect project to prove herself worthy of taking the Owl Oath, but when she stops to help a lost pony and they get caught in the storm, they have to take shelter in a cave, and end up helping each other to stay brave.
Band on the run, Cary Fagan; with illustrations by Zoe Si.
Everyone's favorite odd couple is back. Our heroine, Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for facts and reading. But friendship finds her in the form of Livingston Flott (Fly), the slightly weird and wordy boy from next door. This time, Fly has convinced Wolfie to join him in his one-man band. Before they know it, they're playing live onstage in front of a stadium of screaming fans. But these fans are about to get out of control, and Wolfie and Fly have to make a daring escape! Even though Wolfie thinks she'd rather be at home reading by herself, playing the drums in a rock band is actually pretty fun. Maybe there is something to this friend thing.
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!, Thomas Flintham.
Super Rabbit Boy falls down a pipe and discovers himself in a mirror reality where everyone good is now evil, including his mirror self, Super Rabbit Boss, and he must make friends with King Viking (now one of the good guys) and somehow defeat his alter ego in order to save this world and somehow find a way back to his own reality.
Barnaby the Christmas elf, J. A Folkers.
Who is Barnaby? He's Santa's Christmas elf who comes to visit for a month before Christmas. He's invisible to kids, only the adults can see him. He's here to check and report back to Santa on whether you have been naughty or nice. But Barnaby's gone missing! The kids were laying traps for him, will they find him in time to save Christmas for all the kids around the world. Join Mum and the kids in the fun they have as they unravel the mystery of what's happened to him.
Razzle Dazzle the missing reindeer, J.A. Folkers.
Who is Razzle Dazzle? He's one of Santa's reindeer but he went missing before the original tale was told. So - he was left out and forgotten. Barnaby, one of Santa's elves thinks he heard him on the magical walkie talkie. But where is he? All the characters in Fairy tale land want to help find him. Join Mum and the kids as they deal with Fairyland characters and try to find Razzle Dazzle. Will they find him or not?
The Pimperknickels and the Tooth Fairy, J. A. Folkers.
What's happened to the Tooth Fairy? Why is she leaving notes instead of money? Why can't she leave the money? And who are the pesky Pimperknickels who are playing havoc with the Tooth Fairy? Join Chloe and Ben on their big adventure with the Tooth Fairy and the Pimperknickels.
When the moon comes, Paul Harbridge; illustrated by Matt James.
The beaver flood has finally frozen perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment. Finally, it arrives: the full moon. They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it; their perfect ice, waiting. And the game is on.
Riding home through Asia, Alastair Humphreys; illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones.
Tom is on the last leg of his journey where he continues to discover strange and amazing sights and meet a host of fun characters. He skids through freezing Siberia, and in Japan shares a steaming hot pool with some surprised monkeys. Based on the author's personal experiences, this book provides an immersive experience for young adventurers.
Snowie Rolie, William Joyce.
Rolie Polie Olie wishes his world would turn snowy, but it's forever sunny, until one day when the sun blows a bulb. Olie's wish comes true, and, joy, oh joy, it snows! Rolie and his sister Zowie build a snowman buddy, Mr. Snowie, to join in on their snow day adventures. But when the sun gets a new bulb, all is not bright: Mr. Snowie is in danger of melting! There's only one solution: a rocket trip to Chillsville. Past the dangerous North Wind, Rolie, Zowie, and Mr. Snowie find a cool world filled with frosty friends to eat snowball pie and dance a chilly cha-cha with. And then they get the greatest surprise of all; a visit from Klanky Klaus! Talk about one awesome snow day!
Grilled cheese and dragons, Nancy Krulik; art by Ben Balistreri.
A princess who would rather be a knight accepts her skeptical king father's challenge to perform good deeds in order to prove her worthiness to attend knight school, an endeavor that is supported by a friendly dragon and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training.
Worse, worser, wurst, Nancy Krulik; art by Ben Balistreri.
There's trouble in the kingdom of Salamistonia! Ever since an evil wizard kidnapped Lester the jester, laughter and smiles have disappeared. Now Princess Pulverizer has the perfect opportunity to complete the next good deed on her Quest of Kindness: a rescue mission!
Not-so-lucky lefty, Megan McDonald; illustrated by Erwin Madrid.
Left-handers are creative. Left-handers are geniuses. Half of all cats are lefties! (Or so says Stink.) But Judy is a righty, and Judy is feeling left out. Tomorrow is Left Handers Day, and Stink and Dad, the southpaws in the Moody family, are celebrating at the pretzel factory. Judy is allowed to come along on one condition: she has to be left-handed the whole entire day. It's on!
I want a cat: my opinion essay, Darcy Pattison; illustrations by Ewa O'Neill.
The story line is simple: two cousins email back and forth about what kind of dog each wants. Dennis writes an essay, and we see the result of his writing efforts. Simplicity is deceiving. In a scant 662 words, this story distills a couple of decades of teaching about writing and packs a whallop.
I want a dog: my opinion essay, Darcy Pattison; illustrations by Ewa O'Neill.
Dennis has to write an opinion essay and decides to use it to persude his parents to get him a dog.
Richard Scarry's best treasury ever, Richard Scarry.
A stunning hardback treasury of five of Richard Scarry's best-loved stories; the perfect gift for Scarry fans, young and old! It's another fun-filled day in Richard Scarry's Busytown! Pay a visit to Lowly Worm and all your favourite characters in this fabulous collection of Scarry's best-loved stories. Packed full of cars and trucks, planes and trains, houses, shops and busy streets, it will keep curious minds occupied for hours on end. Richard Scarry's fun-filled stories have been delighting children the world over for more than 50 years. This beautiful hardback book is the perfect bedtime companion and a must for Scarry fans.
The bippolo seed and other lost stories, Dr Seuss.
It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure – seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to emerge since 1990! The amazing stories are full of typical Seuss humour, rhyme and rhythm and are all beautifully illustrated. They include 'The Bippolo Seed,' in which a scheming cat leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision; 'The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga,' about a rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; 'Gustav the Goldfish,' about a fish that grew and grew; 'Tadd and Todd,' a tale about twins; 'Steak for Supper,' about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner; 'The Strange Shirt Spot,' about a spot of dirt that gets everywhere; and 'The Great Henry McBride,' about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies were bested only by those of Dr. Seuss himself. The perfect book for any Seuss fan, young or old!.
The other side of the story: fairy tales with a twist, Trisha Speed Shaskan, Eric Braun, Nancy Loewen; illustrated by Gerald Guerlais [and three others].
Introduces the concept of point of view through retellings of five classic fairy tales.
Back in time: the second journey through time, Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and 8 others]; translated by Julia Heim].
Geronimo Stilton travels back in time to ancient Rome, the great Mayan Empire and the palace of Versailles during the age of the Sun King, where he experiences wild historical adventures.
No time to lose: the fifth journey through time, Geronimo Stilton; illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and five others]; translated by Shannon Decker.
Professor von Volt plans to send Geronimo and his time traveling friends back to King Solomon's court to borrow a ring that supposedly will restore harmony to Mouse Island and balance the environment but they soon find themselves taking an unplanned detour through Napoleon's court, a Viking village, and the Minotaur's labyrinth, before finally arriving before the wise King.