New Titles Children’s August 2014 (arrived in July 2014)

Audio Visual

Animals united, produced and directed by Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe
In the African savannah, a group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover the humans who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort. The animals endeavor to save the delta and send a message to the humans not to interfere with nature.
Barbie. The princess & the popstar (DVD), directed by Zeke Norton.
Barbie stars as Tori, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favourite popstar Keira visits the kingdom, the girls discover they have much in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another. At first, swapping places seems like a great idea, until each girl realises that the other's life isn't as easy as it seems!
Daisy : a hen into the wild, directed by Oh Seongyun.
Based on the bestselling novel that touched millions of hearts worldwide, this is the story of a hen named Daisy who is no longer content to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted off to the market. She glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild and to hatch an egg of her own.
Free birds (DVD), directed by Jimmy Hayward.
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
Khumba (DVD), directed by Anthony Silverston.
Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.
Noah's ark, directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini.
"The family-oriented tale offers a lyrical, comic, and gentle animated take on the Biblical story of Noah's Ark. God summons Noah to build a giant boat, indicating that he plans to flood the world and wishes to save two of every species. At the Lord's prompting, the animals appear, in pairs, and board the boat, but little can prepare them (or Noah) for the humorous complications that will result from a few men and women and dozens of animals being confined together aboard one cramped seafaring vessel"--Container insert.
Scooby-Doo! adventures. The mystery map.
Experience Scooby-Doo like never before in this new puppet movie! What starts as a typical night becomes a race to find the terrifying Phantom Parrot who has a map to the pirate Gnarlybeard's treasure.
Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania mystery (DVD) : original movie.
When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.
Stan Lee's Mighty 7. Beginnings (DVD).
When Stan [Lee] stumbles upon seven aliens who have crash-landed in the desert, he soon finds himself swept up in their journey as a top-secret military force led by the ominous Mr. Cross and the evil reptilian Taegons close in on the group... Stan must show the Mighty 7 how to develop their powers and become Earth's newest team of superhero fighters
Dream house (DVD), Hi-5.
Get ready to ring the bell of Hi-5 s new happy house, as the gang transports you to the most fun filled place in the world - their fabulous new Hi-5 House Party! The newly created show features Stevie, Lauren, and Dayen as they welcome their newest Hi-5 friends Mary and Ainsley, to a dance party extravaganza with lots of music, party games and non-stop dancing?
Now that's what I call Disney. 2.
Putumayo kids presents Australian playground.
A musical adventure to Australia with fun songs about kangaroos, boomerangs, didgeridoos and more.
Rio. 2 : music from the motion picture.
So many animals (DVD), Hi-5.
Come and visit the new Hi-5 House and play along with your Hi-5 friends as they go wild with So Many Animals! Join Lauren, Stevie, Ainsley, Dayen and Mary as they monkey around and have some animal fun! From jungle adventures to super fun dressing up games, your Hi-5 friends will keep you moving and even get you to Dance with the Dinosaurs! There are so many animals let's... set them free!
Sofia the first (sound recording) : songs from Enchancia.
One of Disney's favourite little princesses in training is back with more songs. Sing along to more favorites from the hit Disney Junior TV series plus special performances by Disney princess Jazmin and more.
Wiggle house (DVD), the Wiggles.
Who's in The Wiggles' house? All your favourite friends, Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony, and twenty-six new songs! Join the fun of 'The Laughing Doctor', taste the delights of 'Pappadum', 'Do the Hawk' with America's Lee Hawkins, 'Have a Good Day (Kia Pai to Ra)' with New Zealand's Robert Rakete, and so much more. So open the door to a house full of fun as we raise the roof with Wiggle House!
Just chillin' (sound recording), Kath Bee.
Honkytromblastic, Levity Beet.
Popcorn pop (sound recording), Janet Channon & Wendy Jensen.
Popcorn, ping pong, peaches, puppets and parachutes; fire fighters and frogs; bring them all together for jumping, jamming, and jiggling. This collection includes songs for instrument playing, imagination, large muscle and small muscle coordination, eye tracking, language understanding and teamwork - all of which are essential for learning.
Frankie's web (sound recording), Dan and Dani.
Songs and stories about animals.
The best of friends (sound recording), Justin Fletcher.
My nursery rhymes collection (sound recording), Mark MacLeod.
Generations of children have learnt from nursery rhymes how to count, tell the time, name different colours and shapes - all sorts of things. And because the words are easy to remember, they love to join in. Here's a new collection chosen by Mark Macleod and set to music by Peter Sullivan for you to share with your children.
Where in the world, Fred Penner.
Teaches children about the world today while delivering positive messages.
Laughter on the breeze (sound recording), Mr. Roberelli.
Baby Loony tunes. Baby Tweety.
Before they became the irreverent stars of the classic animated shorts, Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, Tweety and the gang were tiny toddlers, filled with wide- eyed innocence and unparalleled curiosity. Our pint-sized heroes possess the charisma, humour and personality of their "adult" counterparts but with the charm and innocence of children. Baby Looney Tunes introduces the world's most beloved cartoon characters as precocious preschoolers, discovering the world one baby-step at a time!
Bananas in pyjamas. Banana detectives (DVD).
When lots of holes suddenly appear in the park, the Banana Detectives set out to find what caused them. In other episodes Charlie invents a car for the Bananas, Amy has trouble writing a letter to her pen pal, and when the bananas get a message mixed up it sends everyone in Cuddlestown into a panic!
C is for cooking (DVD).
What's cooking on Sesame Street? Join Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and lots of other friends as they explore a variety of foods in these cooking themed stories and songs. Learn how sushi, bread and pasta are made, Join Murray Monster at Cooking School, and watch Elmo and his friend Pilar make fruit juice popsicles.
Cloudbabies. Rainbow's orchestra (DVD),
Cloudbabies follows four enchanting, childlike characters - Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green - whose job is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends - Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. They live together with Bobo White, a mischievous little imp, in a house on a big fluffy cloud. Every morning, they jump on their Skyhorsies and begin their day's work of looking after the sky.
Daniel Tiger's neighbourhood. Best friends (DVD).
In this collection of episodes, Daniel imagines he's in outer space with Miss Elaina, explores the royal garden with Prince Wednesday, helps Katerina set up a tea party, makes up a dinosaur story with O and much more
Dora the Explorer. Dora in Wonderland.
Get ready to explore Wonderland with Dora and Boots! When Dora's kitties run through a magic mirror, Dora becomes Dora in Wonderland in this double-length special based on the classic tale. Plus, become a book explorer with Dora as she journeys into classic stories in a bonus episode!
Joe & Jack. Crocodile catchers.
"Meet Joe and his best friend Jack, who happens to be a cat. When these two are together their imaginations run wild! Joe and Jack look for the crocodile that ate their table leg, defend their castle against a dragon with bad breath, play pirates with Captain Eightlegs and more.
Let's learn 123s.
Young viewers can count on having a great time while learning all about numbers and counting. Features six math-centered adventures starring popular Nick Jr. characters from shows including Dora, Diego, Team Umizoomi and Wonder Pets.
Max Steel. Ultralink invasion (DVD).
Series two kicks off with a new villain called Dark Titan who can generate TURBO Energy like Max, but is called Anti-TURBO Energy and Miles Dredd has big plans for Max Steel.
Mike the knight. A very knightly mission.
Mike vows to protect the village from an invisible monster, searches for the Jewel of Glendragon and wants to make a real knightly
Peppa Pig. Peppa's circus (DVD).
Grandpa Pig puts up a tent in the garden so Peppa and her friends decide to stage a circus inside it!
Peter Rabbit. Catch me if you can.
Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin and Lily as they encounter real dangers, overcome obstacles and outsmart predators, all while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places. Join Peter as he competes for his own treetop hideout, helps Mr. Tod escape from Mr. McGregor's garden, discovers babysitting is more dangerous than he ever imagined, and lots of other adventures!
Peter Rabbit. Hop to it.
Peter Rabbit is a dynamic re-imagining of Beatrix Potter's timeless children's classic. Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin and Lily as they encounter real dangers, overcome obstacles and outsmart predators, all while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places. Follow Peter as he solves the mystery of the radish robber; brings home Mr. McGregor's cat by mistake; tries to rescue Lily from Mr. Tod's trap, and lots of other daring adventures.
Play school. Dress ups (DVD),
Do you want to explore the jungle, dive into the sea, and launch into outer space? Well, come on, let's dress up and go! In this series Play School takes you on a journey full of imagination, creativity and wonder as we dress up and pretend to be and do all sorts of things.
Scooby-Doo and the movie monsters (DVD).
Shaun the Sheep. Hang glider (DVD).
Shaun, the world's favourite Sheep returns with a brand new series of rollicking misadventures. In these episodes Shaun and The Flock get to grips with The Farmer's new hang gliding hobby, Shaun has a go at skateboarding, and The Flock discover that Bitzer is a virtuoso on the piano.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Season 2, volume 1 Mutagen mayhem.
Shredder and the Kraang team up! Now as a combined force, the Turtles face double the threat! And with new mutants lurking throughout New York, and the return of evil villains including Karai, the Rat King, and Foot Bots determined to take down the lean, mean, green team, get ready to join Leo, Raph, Mikey, Donnie, April, and new ally, Casey Jones, as they fight back and take the ninjutsu battle action to new rooftop heights!
The best of Fireman Sam (DVD).
With even more action, excitement and rescues, Fireman Sam proves he really is the hero next door in this collection of the best episodes from the series.
To the rescue! (DVD),
Your favourite ABC for Kids friends are coming to the rescue!
Tom and Jerry. No mice allowed! (DVD),
The claws are out, and the fur-and fun-are about to fly in Tom & Jerry: No Mice Allowed! Everyone's favorite mouse pal, Jerry, is outnumbered as Tom is joined by a legion of his catty friends in this 2-Disc set of 30 cartoon classics. Family members of all ages will laugh out loud at the timeless antics of this mischievous duo, whether the four-footed guest star is a Smitten Kitten, Timid Tabby or even a 24 Karat Kat.
Angelina ballerina. Dance around the world (DVD).
Angelina and her friends explore dances from near and far as they boogie, bop and hop around the world in these exciting adventures.
Ethan's voice, Rachel Carter.
How do you begin to tell your story when you can't speak? Ethan lives on the canal. He likes it there. He can learn everything he needs to know from books and from his mum. No one there laughs at him because he doesn't talk. Ethan can't remember exactly when he stopped talking or why. It is only when he meets Polly, a girl who has recently moved to the canal, that he begins to wish things were different.
Pea's book of holidays, Susie Day.
Pea's family are separating for the summer holidays. Big sister, Clover, is off to Drama Camp, Mum is staying at home to finish her new book, and Pea and Tinkerbell are going camping. But things don't go quite to plan, and Pea finds her summer suddenly filled with Enid Blyton, castles, ghosts and mysteries.
Ophelia and the marvellous boy, Karen Foxlee.
Ophelia, a timid eleven-year-old girl grieving her mother, suspends her disbelief in things non-scientific when a boy locked in the museum where her father is working asks her to help him complete an age-old mission.
The society of thirteen, Gareth P. Jones.
When orphans Esther and Tom are caught stealing by Lord Ringmore, little do they realise the peril they are in. Rather than hand them over to the police, the lord employs the children. But what does he really want with them? Blackwood is a man obsessed. He has devoted his life to unearthing the roots of magic. Tormented by the thought of death he knows that only real magic can overcome mortality. He has in his possession a book that contains the secret of true magic, but he cannot unlock its meaning alone. Only Tom and Esther can help him unravel its terrible and dangerous secrets.
The curse of the chocolate phoenix, Kate Saunders.
Eight-year-old twins Oz and Lily are on a top secret mission to stop Alba the witch, who is plotting to use a magical chocolate phoenix for evil purposes, and aided by an army of rats and an unreliable talking cat, they pursue her not only across London but through time itself.
Flying high, Sara Grant
Trix can't wait to learn how to fly - maybe this will turn her into a real witch! But it isn't as easy as it looks. As she and her magic kitten, Jinx, grapple with broomsticks and try to help their friend while outwitting mean girl, Stella, Trix finds her whole world turned upside down - literally!
Bunny trouble, Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift.
Binny the bunny is an orphan pet. So when her rescue centre closes, she comes to stay with the guinea pigs for a while! Coco is jealous, Fuzzy just wants to help while Eduardo thinks Binny should be fre, like him! But Binny is a naughty little bunny. She causes lots of trouble - all because she wants to be a pet in a home of her own.
The 39-storey treehouse, Andy Griffiths.
Join Andy and Terry in their astonishing 39-storey treehouse! Jump on the world's highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pat baby dinosaurs, go head-to-trunk with the Trunkinator, break out your best moves on the dance floor, fly in a jet-propelled swivel chair, ride a terrifying rollercoaster and meet Professor Stupido, the world's greatest UN-inventor. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
No boys allowed!, Poppy Harper.
Maisie Mae and her best friend Bethany-next-door like pink, unicorns and heart-shaped cushions. Maisie Mae's five stinky brothers like worms, football and CHAOS! Maisie Mae's life is complete and utter CHAOS! She has FIVE stinky brothers, and has to share a bedroom with the TERRIBLE twins. They think it's funny to put snails under her duvet, fish-food in her sandwiches and hide her favourite things in the rabbit hutch. What Maisie really, really, REALLY wants is a room where there are NO BOYS ALLOWED! And she'll do anything to get it...
Silver and the fairy ball, Margaret McNamara.
Before Tinker Bell flew to Never Land and met Peter Pan she lived on Sheepskerry Island with her fairy sisters - Clara, Lily, Rosie, Silver and Squeak the baby. The young fairies go to fairy school and love tea parties, dressing up and exciting adventures. Every fairy on Sheepskerry Island is excited about Queen Mab's fairy ball. Everyone, that is, except Silver. She's too young to go - it's so unfair! Like any good fairy, Silver tries to look on the bright side. But her secret plans turn into an awful mess. Worse still, none of the fairies realise that Silver isn't the only uninvited guest.
Penny Dreadful causes a kerfuffle & cooks up a calamity, Joanna Nadin.
Penny Dreadful manages to cause a kerfuffle with three uproarious stories in which she ends up blue, along with her sister?s swan outfit, and turns Joshua Bottomley pale and green by doing a science experiment on him. Penny then cooks up a calamity as she tries to turn over a new leaf in the school show, on a class trip and by making the cake of dreams for her mum s birthday ... but some how her efforts still turn into a huge disaster.
The mermaids of Starfish Reef ; &, The sea fairies of Whirlpool Gully, Erica-Jane Waters.
The mermaids of Starfish Reef. Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates! Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventure. One day, three beautiful mermaids come to the lagoon to ask for help. A creature of the deep has come and set loose all the sea snails on their mer-farm, leaving behind nothing but a shiny scale. Can the Petticoat Pirates discover what happened and bring the sea snails back safely? One thing's for sure, they'll need all their pirate skills to solve this mystery!

Into Reading

Wanted: Prince Charming, A.H. Benjamin ; illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin.
Princess Reverie never stops daydreaming about her Prince Charming. But she never seems to find him! Join in with her hilarious attempts to find her true love.
Bugs hide and seek, Laura Buller.
New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love readingBugs Hide and Seek is a 'Starting To Read' reader, perfect for children who are beginning to read for meaning, decoding and recognising words, and enjoying reading.
Monstar, the superhero, Stephen Cole ; illustrated by Pete Williamson.
Monstar is sure that she can be a superhero who will help the town with all its problems. But will Monstar save the day or just cause chaos everywhere she goes?
Fossil bones in New Zealand, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar looks at New Zealand fossil bones from dinosaurs and sea monsters.
Oscar visits tuatara, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar visits the four tuatara who live at Victoria University of Wellington.
A pet for Pete, James Dean.
Garnering attention after painting a picture of his new pet goldfish, Pete the cat receives so many requests to make paintings for his neighbors that he devises an uproarious solution.
Pete at the beach, James Dean.
Pete is spending the day at the seashore. He has fun collecting shells and building a sand castle. But the beach is very hot. There is a whole ocean for Pete to cool off in, but it looks scary. Pete's brother, Bob, offers to teach Pete to surf. Will that be enough to help Pete get over his fear of the water?
Pete's big lunch, James Dean.
Pete the cat shares his big lunch with his friends.
Play ball!, James Dean.
Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball! Pete's team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when the game doesn't go Pete's way, what will Pete do?
Hansel and Gretel, Penny Dolan and Graham Philpot.
Hansel and Gretel saw a pretty cottage, covered in gingerbread and sweets. Join Hansel and Gretel in their attempts to escape the wicked old witch.
New girl in town : movie novelization, Marilyn Easton
For use in schools and libraries only. New in town, Olivia volunteers at a pet adoption booth as a way of making friends, but when one of the puppies escapes, Olivia and her new coworkers must put their anger aside and work together to find the lost animal.
Shark reef, Niki Foreman ; illustrator, Tim McDonagh.
Blanche, Ash and Moby are the sharks who live on the reef. This title lets you read about their encounters with the shark visitors that come passing through and wonder at their hunting tactics.
Dinotrux go to school, Chris Gall.
Prehistoric part-dinosaur part-truck machines help each other get ready for their first day of school.
A new hope, written by Emma Grange.
Get little LEGO® Star WarsT fans reading with this new Level 1 DK Reader. In LEGO® Star WarsT: A New Hope, beginning readers will have the opportunity to follow Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi as they attempt to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. Along the way, they will meet R2-D2 and C-3PO, fight in a space battle and try to defeat the evil Empire.
Duck in a truck in the muck, Andy Griffiths ; illustrated by Terry Denton.
Chuck the Duck's ice-cream truck is stuck in the muck! Can his friend Buck and his muck-sucking truck save the day? A rhyming story of friendship and fun that will delight Andy fans, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.
Frog on a log in a bog, Andy Griffiths ; illustrated by Terry Denton.
It's the frog on a jet-rocket log versus the dog on the jet-rocket cog! Who will win the race around the bog? A rhyming story of hijinks and hilarity that will delight Andy fans, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, which featured a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.
The pirates on holiday, Adam and Charlotte Guillain ; illustrated by Rupert Van Wyk.
The Plankton Pirates have been so busy working that they need a holiday! Bored of the tropical paradise, they turn to the Windy View Caravan Park as their perfect place to unwind. But will they really fit in?
Drop it, Rocket!, Tad Hills.
Rocket the dog is excited to discover new words with his teacher, but when they identify a red boot, he does not want to let it go.
Nat the gnat, story by Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by John Nez ; based on the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss.
A skill-building reader starring Worm finds him taking a turn caring for a class pet gnat that accidentally escapes from its tank.
The big wet balloon : a Toon book, Liniers.
Matilda promises her little sister Clemmie an amazing weekend spent playing outside. But the weather's rainy and Clemmie can't bring her new balloon along. Matilda teaches Clemmie all the delights of a wet Saturday.
Mega machines, Deborah Lock ; illustrator, Hoa Luc.
Suitable for children who are beginning to read for meaning, decoding and recognising words, and enjoying reading, this book helps kids learn how to read and learn to love reading.
Space quest : mission to Mars, Peter Lock.
First stop Mars. Explore the canyon Valles Marineris and the dry ice-covered poles. Will they find shelter from the violent dust storms and discover if life is possible?
Battle at the castle, Rupert Matthews ; illustrator, Mike Phillips.
Through the letters of a squire to his sister, discover life in a medieval castle during peacetime and war. Will the castle fall to the French army or will help come in time?
Rainforest explorer, Rupert Matthews.
Through her blogs, Zoe shares the thrill and narrow escapes of her travels through the Amazon rainforest to her uncle's Research Station. What will she meet and discover?
Selena the sleepover fairy, Daisy Meadows.
Selena the Sleepover Fairy makes sure that sleepovers are full of fun and games for everyone! But when Jack Frost's naughty goblins steal her magical sleepover objects, all sleepovers are in danger of being ruined, including the giant sleepover that Rachel and Kirsty are attending!
Dick Whittington, Margaret Nash and Martin Remphry.
"Turn again, Whittington, Lord Mayor of London!" A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Dick Whittington on his journey from poor villager to Lord Mayor. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
Jump, pup!, Susan B. Neuman.
Introduces puppies to young readers using simple, repetitive text and photographs, including senses and play activities.
The boy with the pudding touch, Laura North ; illustrated by Neil Chapman.
It's Jack's birthday. He makes a wish and gets a super power! Everything he touches turns into a pudding. He thinks it will be the best birthday ever. Then things start to get sticky.
Rapunzel, Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey.
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!" In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch? Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
Algy's amazing adventures at sea, Kaye Umansky ; illustrated by Richard Watson.
There are lots of things Algy doesn't like. But at the top of the list of things he doesn't like is the sea. So when Algy, his best friend Cherry and her little brother Brad discover that the shed at the bottom of the garden is taking them on an ocean adventure, he isn't very pleased. But will the sea turn out to be more fun than Algy always thought it was?
Algy's amazing adventures in space, Kaye Umansky ; illustrated by Richard Watson.
What's waiting for Algy at the bottom of his garden this time? With his best friend Cherry and her little brother Brad, Algy opens the loose board at the back of his garden shed to find himself in space! Cherry and Brad are really excited, but Algy's not so sure. Space seems very dangerous. Will he enjoy his latest adventure or not?
Little Dolphin, Sue Unstead ; illustrator, Tim McDonagh.
Suitable for children who are beginning to read for meaning, decoding and recognising words, and enjoying reading, this book lets you follow Little Dolphin's adventures when he leaves his mother and joins the older dolphins for the first time. Will he be strong enough to keep up?
Goldilocks and the three bears, Barrie Wade and Kristina Stephenson.
"Someone's been eating my porridge!" growled Daddy Bear. Join the three bears as they try to find out just who has been in their house!
Rumpelstiltskin, Barrie Wade and Neil Chapman.
When the miller's daughter makes a promise to a funny little man, she never dreams that she will have to keep it. Now she is Queen and the little man is back to claim his prize her first child!
The three billy goats gruff, Barrie Wade and Nicola Evans.
A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three billy goats as they try to outwit the troll and reach the meadow on the other side of his bridge.
My new friend is so fun!, Mo Willems.
Gerald the elephant and Snake fear that Piggie and Brian Bat will have so much fun together they will no longer need their best friends.


It can't be true!,
It Can't be True! lets you in on life's little secrets that seem unbelievable but are totally true. Explore a world of subjects, from the tiniest microchips to the massive, swirling planet Jupiter, with stunning photographs and images to help you visualise and understand each comparison.
Myths busted! Just when you thought you knew what you knew, Emily Krieger ; illustrations by Tom Nick Cocotos.
A collection of urban myths reveals how each has been disproved, sharing hundreds of facts about myth origins, their historical significance, and the ways they were investigated by scientific debunkers.
Myths busted! 2; Just when you thought you knew what you knew, Emily Krieger ; illustrations by Tom Nick Cocotos.
Explores more than one hundred tall tales, suspicious stories, and urban myths, revealing how each has been disproven, with facts about myth origins, historical significance, and how they were investigated by scientific debunkers.
The Lion first book of parables, retold by Lois Rock ; illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi.
Favourite parables retold with bright, lively illustrations for children to enjoy. With text retold in a lively style with plenty of dialogue, these stories introduce young children to 20 parables in a way that can be easily understood. Bright illustrations full of colour accompany the stories to engage the interest of young children.
Every body's talking : what we say without words, Donna M. Jackson with Carol Kinsey Goman.
Discover what is really being expressed when people stand, sit, or move in certain ways and learn how you can use your body and facial expressions to communicate more effectively in a variety of situations.
Warriors, Tracey Turner ; illustrated by Jamie Lenman.
History was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless warriors. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of history's toughest warriors.
Dogs on duty : soldiers' best friends on the battlefield and beyond, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man's best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire.
Stephen Biesty's Giant vehicles, written by Rod Green ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty
See inside some of the world's most enormous vehicles in this amazing lift-the-flap book by the award-winning, bestselling illustrator Stephen Biesty. Discover eight monster machines: from the double-decker Airbus to the largest submarine on Earth, and from the planet's most massive dumper truck to the biggest helicopter ever made.
Boho fashion, Karen Latchana Kenney.
With a few key pieces in your closet, plus a dash of style know-how, you can look every bit as bohemian chic as the celebs. Find out about the clothes, accessories, and hairstyles that make up boho fashion - and discover how you can use them to create your own one-of-a-kind style!
Hipster fashion, Karen Latchana Kenney.
Introduces hipster style, discussing clothing, accessories, hairstyles, and do-it-yourself styling tips.
Preppy fashion, Karen Latchana Kenney.
Is your style crisp and put-together? A creative mix of solid colors and lively patterns? Equally suited to the classroom and the beach? Then you're a follower of the preppy look! It's the go-to look for countless celebrities, from Taylor Swift to Zac Efron. Find out about the clothes, accessories, and hairstyles that make up preppy fashionand discover how you can put your own spin on this timeless style!
Edgy fashion, Amanda StJohn.
Is your style always one step ahead of the crowd? sophisticated but never overdone? a reflection of your rebellious side? Then you have all the makings of an edgy style maven. And you're in good company! Stars like Rihanna and Kristen Stewart love to dress with an edge. But you don't have to be famous to get this look. Find out about the clothes, accessories, and hairstyles that define edgy fashionand discover how you can use them to create your own unique style!
Streetwear fashion, Stephanie Watson.
Is your style low-key and flexible? A creative spin on everyday clothing? All about being comfortable, even at its most eye-catching? Then you're ready to rock the streetwear look! Cool yet casual, this trend is all about putting a flashy twist on the most basic items in your closet. Find out about the clothes, accessories, and hairstyles that define streetwearand discover how you can use them to create your own unique look!
Revisioning Red Riding Hood around the world : an anthology of international retellings, Sandra L. Beckett.
Complementing Beckett's previous books analyzing Read Riding Hoods, this volume provides the stories that were the basis of her research in all their variety of content, origin, and style.
Rapunzel, retold by John Cech ; illustrated by Fiona Sansom.
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch.
The little mermaid and other fishy tales, written and illustrated by Jane Ray.
The sea is full of mystery and enchantment and this extraordinary collection captures every drop of its magic. Retold and illustrated by the renowned picture-book artist Jane Ray, "The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales" features an international selection of captivating stories and poems: "The Fisherman and His Wife," "Whalesong," "Lobster Quadrille," "The Ballad of John Silver," and many more.
The griffin and the dinosaur : how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science, Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor ; illustrated by Chris Muller.
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.
AA kids' phrasebook French, text, Wina Gunn ; illustrations, Robert Bowers ; concept, Jane Wightwick, French, Marie-Claude Dunleavy with Alix Fontaine.
Designed for children, with the emphasis on fun, this French phrasebook is perfect for kids on the move: for holidays, school trips and exchanges. The book is presented in cartoon format so the text is easily accessible for children.
The Usborne intenet-linked first thousand words in Polish : with internet-linked pronounciation guide, Heather Amery ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; edited by Mairi Mackinnon ; Polish language consultants, Neil Bowdler and Ivona Abramian.
Lapo a o le mea, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
Introduces size in the Samoan language.
Tuatara, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
Valaaulia, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
Introduces greetings in the Samoan language.
Science : a children's encyclopedia, authors, Chis Woodford, Steve Parker.
This is a stunning visual encyclopedia for kids, covering every aspect of science.
Fractions in disguise : a math adventure, Edward Einhorn ; illustrated by David Clark.
A humourous look at simplifying fractions.
10 mice mischief : math facts in action, Caroline Stills ; illustrated by Judith Rossell.
Ten mice wake and get their home ready for the circus. As they clean and play, these colourful and acrobatic creatures demonstrate how the numbers from 1 to 9 can add up to 10.
Knowledge encyclopedia dinosaur!, written by John Woodward ; consultant, Darren Naish ; illustrators, Peter Minister and four others.
Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! reveals jaw-dropping 3D dinosaur images which show each awe-inspiring creature in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the dinosaur world to life. Packed full of facts, charts, timelines and illustrations Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! explores the amazing dinosaur world bringing these prehistoric animals back to life.
First book of baby animals, Isabel Thomas ; illustrations, Peter Scott.
From ducklings to lambs and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different baby animals kittens, calves, chicks, puppies and many more in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide.
Feathers : not just for flying, Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen.
Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers.
Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's fastest cats, written by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Nic Bishop.
Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers.
Futureworld : tomorrow's technology today, Joel Levy.
Where will we be in 2025? This book reveals the technology that's in prototype today, and will be commonplace tomorrow. Whether it's flying cars, space tourism, nanobots or airships, it reveals an exciting and totally real vision of a future that is almost within our grasp.
Mega machine record breakers, Anne Rooney.
Longest, smallest, weirdest, tallest extremes fascinate, especially for technically minded and imaginative kids. Each spread of Mega Machines Record Breakers showcases a different vehicle or class of vehicle, giving the lowdown on what makes it so amazing.
Batarangs and grapnels : the science behind Batman's utility belt, Agnieszka Biskup ; Batman created by Bob Kane.
Look inside to explore the real-world science and engineering that has inspired the gadgets on the Dark Knight's utility belt.
Batmobiles and batcycles : the engineering behind Batman's vehicles, Tammy Enz ; Batman created by Bob Kane.
Explores the real-world science and engineering connections to the features in Batman's road vehicles.
Monster trucks : tearing it up, Brian Howell.
Do you know what it's like to drive a truck that is as big as an elephant? Despite their giant size, monster trucks can pull off soaring jumps, flips, and other epic stunts. These trucks compete head-to-head to reveal the fastest and the most agile of them all.
Gardening lab for kids : 52 fun experiments to learn, grow, harvest, make, play, and enjoy your garden, Renata Fossen Brown.
A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.
First book of horses and ponies, Isabel Thomas ; illustrations, Ian Jackson.
From Shetlands to Thoroughbreds and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds of pony and horse Dartmoor, Swedish Warmblood, Arabian, Barb and many more in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide.
First book of dogs, Isabel Thomas ; illustrations, Simon Mendez.
From sociable Beagles to playful Labradors and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds. Use the spotter's guide at the back of the book to find each one.
First book of cats, Isabel Thomas ; illustrations, Simon Mendez.
From British Shorthairs to Maine Coons and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds of cat Siamese, Russian Blue, Ragdoll Turkish Van and many more in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide.
Big meals for little hands, Virginie Aladjidi, Caroline Pellissier ; illustrated by Marion Billet.
Seasonal recipes for kids, using fresh ingredients.
Delicious vegetarian main dishes, Jennifer S. Larson ; photographs by Brie Cohen.
Offers easy vegetarian main dishes for young people to cook, along with information on equipment needed, cooking techniques, safety tips, and notes on special ingredients.
My first baking book : 35 easy and fun recipes for children aged 7 years +.
Cook up a storm with My First Baking Book! Learn how to make tasty dishes that teach simple baking skills with these 35 brilliant recipes. Divided into four chapters, every recipe has a skill level 1, 2 or 3 and comes with easy-to-read instructions and adorable, step-by-step artworks that will guide you along the way.
Meaty main dishes, Jennifer S. Larson ; photographs by Brie Cohen.
A children's cookbook featuring recipes for meat dishes, including Asian shrimp stir fry, chicken kebabs, and tacos.
My first sewing machine book : 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +, Emma Hardy.
Learn how to use a sewing machine while making fantastic projects! With 35 projects that you'll love to make and a helpful techniques section, this book will teach you all about sewing machines, from how to thread them and use them safely to all the different stitch settings.
Stone giant : Michelangelo's David and how he came to be, Jane Sutcliffe ; illustrated by John Shelley.
There was a giant in the city, and it was a troublemaker. The enormous block of marble had irked the people of Florence for almost forty years. No one knew what to do with it until a young artist named Michelangelo came along.
Batsuits and capes : the science behind Batman's body armor, Agnieszka Biskup ; Batman created by Bob Kane.
Look inside to explore the real-world science and engineering that has inspired the Dark Knight's batsuit.
Character encyclopedia, Steve Korte ; illustrated by Art Baltazar ; foreword by Geoff Johns.
From Superman's loyal dog, Krypto, to Batman's heroic hound, Ace, meet the pets of DC comics.
Sew in style : make your own doll clothes : 22 projects for 18-inch dolls : build your sewing skills, Erin Hentzel.
Get your amateur designer or stylist sewing with Sew in Style Make Your Own Doll Clothes, a how-to manual for kids who want to create one-of-a-kind looks for their 181/2 dolls. 22 trendy clothing and accessory projects from yoga pants to skinny jeans to a messenger bag encourage kids to mix and match to design their own unique outfits. Lessons on sewing basics, step-by-step photos, full-size patterns, and projects for all skill levels.
Girls get stitching! : personalise your clothes, your room & your stuff : 10 embroidery stitches, 20 projects, Shirley McLauchlan ; photography by Steven Wooster.
Girls Get Stitching by Susan McLaughlin teaches girls how to embroider simple projects and make them uniquely their own. Instructions include basic sewing and hand stitching, tracking down fabric, thread, and other material, and seeking out sources of inspiration for motifs.
13 art mysteries children should know, Angela Wenzel ; translation, Cynthia Hall.
Presents information about thirteen mysteries from the art world, including questions about the Mona Lisa, van Gogh, and the street artist Banksy.
Girls standing on lawns, Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler ; series editor, Sarah Hermanson Meister.
Combining vintage photographs from MoMA's collection, original paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs, and text by Handler, Girls standing on lawns puts on display the creators' shared fascination with anonymous snapshots and the rich lives, memories, and stories they evoke.
Music everywhere!, Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, Cynthia Pon.
Photographs from around the world celebrate the universal joy that kids get from making music, whether they're playing instruments, clapping their hands, stomping their feet, or singing. Music can help express one child's feelings or it can bring a whole community together.
Disney junior encyclopedia of animated characters.
Provides pictures and information about many of the major Disney characters ranging from Abu to Zurg, often with trivia questions or quotations.
Punctuation Mark, Belinda Ellis.
Mark loved punctuation. For starters, it looked funky, and its symbols are understood in all languages. There's a sign for an exclamation and a question, a dollar, brackets, an AND, an AT and an ASTERISK, as well as one for an ELLIPSIS...a dot, dot, dot. This special picture book cleverly combines words and visuals for a delightful dose of wordplay and fabulous fun with grammar.
Ko wai e huna ana?, Saturo Onishi ; te reo Māori translator: Paora Tibble.
Simple sentences, counting, colours, recognising emotion, the names of animals, beginner-level te reo Māori for children and learners.
Minecraft. Redstone handbook, written by Nick Farwell.
It's time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of the Minecraft universe Redstone. Minecraft experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone, including: mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components, and circuit designs.This comprehensive guide also includes exclusive tips from game creator 'Notch', as well as some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made.
Minecraft. Beginner's handbook, written by Stephanie Milton, with help from Paul Soares Jr. and Jordan Maron.
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? The Official Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life. You can learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters.
Rock crawling : tearing it up, Paul Hoblin.
Describes rock crawling, presenting information on its history, rules and regulations, different types of courses, classes of vehicles, and famous rock-crawling drivers.
Demolition derby : tearing it up, Brian Howell.
Have you ever seen a car crash? How about dozens of car crashes all at the same time? At demolition derbies, you'll see drivers ram their cars into one another until only one car remains moving. Enter the Dirt and Destruction Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, rules, strategies, and the top drivers connected to demolition derby.
Mud truck racing : tearing it up, Brian Howell.
Describes mud truck racing, presenting information on its history, the different types of mud racing vehicles, and racing clubs.
Rally car racing : tearing it up, Brian Howell.
Learn about the history, courses, competition rules, and the celebrity drivers connected to rally car racing.
Firefly July : a year of very short poems, selected by Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
A selection of short American poems dealing with the four seasons and the different weather events and animal patterns that can occur within each.
Granny does the boogey, poems by Judi Billcliff.
Collection of humourous poetry about families and all the funny things that happen along the way.
I'a laiti, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L. M. Kaleta.
Oscar the bear is looking at Hamish catch whitebait at Lake Ferry. The goby screens are in place ready to direct the whitebait into the set net. Oscar takes part in this spring time activity.
Lafi ma saili, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L. M. Kaleta.
Rapeti is looking for Ruby. The rabbits are playing in the daffodils.
O fea le Maile?, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
O la`u tagipalau, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
Oscar the bear is busy playing the drum for the animals and with his friends.
Pisi, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L. M. Kaleta.
Oscar the bear is busy all week. Learn the days of the week with him.
Tusiata, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L .M. Kaleta.
Oscar is making patterns using different art materials. He makes a collage picture for his friends.
Uo, Carolyn Collis ; translation: L.M. Kaleta.
Mice are coming to live in the pockets of Sam the scarecrow. Count them as they creep into his pockets.
O lau ponaivi lea, written by Katie Kool ; illustrated by Cindy Tan ; translated by Ainslie Chu Ling-Soo.
O lou aiga, written by Katie Kool ; illustrated by Cindy Tan ; translated by Ainslie Chu Ling-Soo.
Ou te mafaia, written by Katie Kool ; illustrated by Cindy Tan ; translated by Ainslie Chu Ling-Soo.
In this Samoan reader, the family are sharing what they "Can do" with the emphasis on fun.
Leaving China : an artist paints his World War II childhood, James McMullan.
Illustrator James McMullan discusses how his early childhood in China and his wartime journeys with his mother influenced his life and career.
At home in her tomb : Lady Dai and the ancient Chinese treasures of Mawangdui, Christine Liu-Perkins with illustrations by Sarah Brannen.
Presents the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, one of China's top archaeological finds of the last century, shedding light upon life in China during the Han dynasty.
Ancient Egypt, Tracey Turner ; illustrated by Jamie Lenman.
Ancient Egypt was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women but who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout.
Why would a dog need a parachute? : [questions and answers about the Second World War], Jo Foster ; illustrated by Andrew Wightman.
Why did the Second World War start? Who had the best weapons? Why were there no bananas? Why did it go on so long? How did it end? Find out the answers to these and a lot of other exciting questions in this brilliantly informative book which will tell you everything you ever needed to know about World War II.
Hidden like Anne Frank : fourteen true stories of survival, Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis ; translated by Laura Watkinson.
Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, Jaap would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live. This is just one of the incredible stories told in Hidden like Anne Frank, a collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II.
A walk in Paris, Salvatore Rubbino.
A child's-eye walking tour of Paris.
Elizabeth Colenso : the teacher, written by Alison Condon and Gina Taggart ; illustrated by Tania Hassounia ; produced by Dave Mann.
Six year old Elizabeth Colenso screams in horror as her young Māori friend is violently taken from the classroom by an enemy warrior. She knows she will never see him again. This moment sparks a desire in Elizabeth to commit her life to spreading God's message of love and peace. It will be a life of hardship, sacrifice and challenging adventure.
Patuone : the peacemaker, written by Alison Condon and Gina Taggart ; illustrated by Tania Hassounia ; produced by Dave Mann.
A Wesleyan mission station in Northland has been raided causing the missionaries to flee for their lives. A Māori war party is moving through the bush towards them bringing a new danger. Chief Patuone has a decision to make — kill the white people or follow the new message that is coming to Aotearoa.
Ruatara and the new beginning, written by Alison Condon and Gina Taggart ; illustrated by Tania Hassounia ; produced by Dave Mann.
Ruatara loves adventure. The young man from the chiefly line of Ngapuhi can't wait to set sail for England to meet the King. It's an adventure that will nearly cost him his life, and which will bring about enormous changes in his country.
Te Pahi : the adventurer, written by Alison Condon and Gina Taggart ; illustrated by Tania Hassounia ; produced by Dave Mann.
When Chief Te Pahi meets Samuel Marsden on a visit to Australia in 1805, a new relationship begins — opening the way for a friendship between Māori and missionaries. Te Pahi is impressed with all the new things he learns, but one day he hears something he thinks is very wrong. He knows he will have to speak up.
Te powhiri : the welcome, written by Alison Condon and Gina Taggart ; illustrated by Tania Hassounia ; produced by Dave Mann.
A new relationship is beginning between two extremely different cultures. It's a relationship that will be tested to its very limits. There will be uncertainty, hostility, injustice, hope and promise. Take a glance at New Zealand's early history from Captain Cook's visit in 1769 to when Māori invite missionaries to live amongst them in 1814.
E xi, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar visits the four tuatara who live at Victoria University of Wellington.
Mang lu, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear is busy all week. Learn the days of the week with him.
Peng you, Carolyn Collis.
The mice are coming to live with Sam the scarecrow. Count them as they creep into his pockets.
Xiao hua jia, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar is making patterns using different art materials. He makes a collage picture for his friends.
Zhuo mi cang, Carolyn Collis.
Rapeti is looking for Ruby. The rabbits are playing in the daffodils.

Older Fiction

Monkey Boy, an illustrated novel by Donovan Bixley.
Young Jimmy has a problem, no it's not the crazy men in his gun crew, the older bully boys, awful amputations, exploding diarrhoea, or the food that would make a landlubber ill. Jimmy's problem is that he can see the dead. And they scare the flapping halibut out of him! Worse still, the ship is headed for bloodcurdling battle where the dead will be thick as flies, maybe even as thick as some of Jimmy's crew mates. As the odds pile against him, can Jimmy turn his secret curse into a powerful ally?.
The spy catchers of Maple Hill, Megan Frazer Blakemore.
Hazel Kaplansky and new student Samuel Butler investigate rumors that a Russian spy has infiltrated their small Vermont town, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, but more is revealed than they could ever have imagined.
A Grimm warning, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day.
Battle of the beasts, Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini.
Just when the Walker kids thought they were safe, the Wind Witch blasts Kristoff House into a crazy world of battles, beasts and cyborgs. From the searing heat and clashing swords of the Colosseum, to the snow-capped Tibetan mountains and some seriously freaky monks the stakes have never been higher! Can the Walkers save the world? Again?
Seven wild sisters : a modern fairytale, written by Charles de Lint ; illustrated by Charles Vess.
Sarah Jane Dillard discovers and helps an injured 'sangman fairy in the Tanglewood Forest, putting herself, her six sisters, and friends Aunt Lillian and the Apple Tree Man in the middle of a fairy feud.
The letter for the king, Tonke Dragt ; translated by Laura Watkinson.
It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But, as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help. A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains — a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. The thrilling story of one boy's battle against evil, set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage and true friendship.
Outside in, Sarah Ellis.
Lynn own life is full with choir practice, school, shopping for the perfect jeans, and dealing with her free-spirited mother. Then one day her life is saved by a mysterious girl named Blossom, who introduces Lynn to her own world and family which are both more bizarre, yet somehow more sane, than Lynn's. Lynn is enchanted and amazed. But when she inadvertently reveals their secret, she is forced to take measure of her own motives and lifestyle, as she figures out what it really means to be a family and a friend.
The whispering town, Jennifer Elvgren ; illustrated by Fabio Santomauro.
In Denmark during World War II, young Annet, her parents, and their neighbours help a Jewish family hide from Nazi soldiers until it is safe for them to leave Annet's basement.
Absolutely almost, Lisa Graff.
Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.
Fire and ice, Shannon Hale.
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan, supported by their spirit animals, follow a lead in the cold North only to arrive in a deceptively beautiful village where everything is not as it seems.
George and the unbreakable code, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons.
George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long. Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for their produce so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly.
Hope is a Ferris wheel : a novel, Robin Herrera.
After moving from Oregon to a trailer park in California, ten-year-old Star participates in a poetry club, where she learns some important lessons about herself and her own hopes and dreams for the future.
The endless lake, Erin Hunter.
Lucky and his Pack must learn to survive in their new home, at the edge of a strange lake that seems to go on forever.
The actual & truthful adventures of Becky Thatcher, Jessica Lawson ; illustrations by Iacapo Bruno ; endpaper maps by Drew Willis.
In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher, new to St. Petersburg, Missouri, joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas in hopes of fulfilling a promise to have adventures that she made her brother Jon before he died.
Beyond the door, Maureen Doyle McQuerry.
When mythical creatures appear, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold for Timothy, his sister Sarah, and school bully Jessica, who must defeat the powers of the Darkness.
West of the moon, Margi Preus.
In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.
Tales from a not-so-glam TV star, Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell.
Nikki is in the spotlight. A reality TV crew will follow her and her friends for the whole month of March as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go?
The Fleurville trilogy, Comtesse de Segur ; translated by Stephanie Smee ; illustrated by Simon Sturge.
These three hugely successful, humourous French classics - Sophie's Misfortunes, Camille and Madeleine and The Holidays - are now available in one volume.
File under: 13 suspicious incidents, Lemony Snicket ; art by Seth.
Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case.
Another day as Emily, Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
Susie is jealous when her brother is deemed a town hero, so she finds solace in the poetry and reclusive lifestyle of Emily Dickinson.
Time trapped, Richard Ungar.
Caleb must train a group of young time-snatching recruits and thwart his dangerous rival.
Loot : how to steal a fortune, Jude Watson.
When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

Picture Books

Hector the horrid hopper, based on The railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
There's a scary new truck on Sodor, it's Hector the Horrid! It's up to Thomas to shunt him, but will he work up the courage in time?
Poppy cat, Sara Acton.
Poppy Cat is a simple yet beautiful story of a cat that likes to copy everything her owner does... except when she decides to be mischievous. And at the end of the day the little girl and Poppy cat love to curl up together on the sofa.
One Sunday, Pamela Allen.
Here is a gentle story about home and hearth, about the comfort of ritual, and about opening your heart to the possibilities of life.
A pet for Fly Guy, Tedd Arnold.
In this first Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet.
Edda : a little Valkyrie's first day of school, Adam Auerbach.
Edda, the littlest Valkyrie, leaves the magical land of Asgard to attend school in hopes of making a friend her own age, but feels like an outcast until she finds her courage and learns that being different makes her special.
The lazy friend, Ronan Badel.
The sloth lives in the jungle with some excellent friends who care about him very much. When the sloth's tree is cut down and he is taken away on a truck, his friends must do everything they can to get him home safely. He leads them on an enormous adventure, even if he is asleep the whole time...
Clare Beaton's animal rhymes.
Name and count the wild animals in this book of classic nursery rhymes featuring fabric illustrations by Clare Beaton.
Clare Beaton's garden rhymes.
These classic nursery rhymes about flowers, vegetables and more, with fabric illustrations by Clare Beaton, are perfect for reading aloud.
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 garage, William Bee.
Ring! Ring! Another phone call for Stanley's Garage but can he fix all the cars with problems today? There's an overheating radiator, a flat tyre, and a bit of an oily mess! What a job for Stanley and his pick-up truck. Join Stanley and friends for a mucky adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee.
Teddy bedtime, Georgie Birkett.
Teddies play, teddies jump, teddies sing and laugh and then it's time for bed! Wonderfully colourful artwork and a jaunty rhyming text ensure that this will be a firm bedtime favourite!
Pig the pug, Aaron Blabey.
"Pig was a Pug and I'm sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way." Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens. Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!
Little Lou and the woolly mammoth, Paula Bowles.
When Little Lou finds a wriggly, squiggly piece of wool amongst a pile of toys, she curiously gives it a tug. But what's this? The wool tugs back - there's something at the other end!
Love Monster & the last chocolate, Rachel Bright.
A delicious new story about Love Monster, the only monster in Cutesville, from phenomenal, award-winning picture book talent Rachel Bright.
Miffy and the new baby, Dick Bruna.
Miffy is filled with joy she is going to have a new baby brother or sister! She makes a few presents for the baby. When Baby Bunny is born, Miffy is speechless she didn't realise the baby would be so tiny.
Beep and Bah, James Burks.
A robot who hungers for adventure and a goat who wants to avoid trouble set out to find the missing mate to a single sock.
Row, row, row your boat, Jane Cabrera.
In this expansion of a familiar song, the occupants of a rowboat enjoy seeing and making the sounds of different jungle animals.
Jonathan!, Peter Carnavas ; illustrated by Amanda Francey.
Jonathan loves to dress up and scare his family but they insist that he is just not scary. What happens when Jonathan is too
The troublemaker, Lauren Castillo.
After playing a trick on his sister by stealing her toy rabbit, a mischievous little boy wonders who the new troublemaker is when his toy raccoon
Big bug, Henry Cole.
Beginning with a bug, various objects are revealed as being big and small in comparison with other objects on a farm under the big, big sky.
He inanga, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Reader for children in Māori that looks at whitebait. English text on back cover.
Kei whea te kuri?, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Reader for children in Māori. Oscar the bear is looking for his friend Patchwork Pup. English text on back
Nga hoa, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
The mice are coming to live with Sam the scarecrow. Count them as they creep into his pockets.
Nga kakahu, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Reader for children in Māori. Oscar the bear is choosing clothes to go outside on a cold day. English text on back
Raranga, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Reader for children in Māori. The bears look at colours from the beach and decide what colours they will weave into a scarf. English text on back cover.
Taku pakiri, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Oscar the bear is busy playing the drum for the animals and with his friends.
Te whakapeke, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Rapeti is looking for Ruby. The rabbits are playing in the daffodils.
Tuitui, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Reader for children in Māori. Oscar the bear is helping choose colours for a scarf. The colours are from each season of the year. English text on back cover.
Whatu, na Carolyn Collis ; kaiwhakamaori Piripi Walker.
Reader for children in Māori. The bears look at colours from the bush and decide what colours they will weave into a scarf. English text on back cover.
It's potty time!, Tracy Corderoy ; illustrated by Caroline Pedler.
Baby Bear is learning to use his new potty, and so is Bailey, his toy rabbit.
Ben rides on, Matt Davies.
Ben rides his new bicycle the very, very long way to school but Adrian Underbite, perhaps the world's largest third-grader, takes the bike anyway and later, when Ben finds Adrian in trouble, he must decide whether or not to help the larcenous bully.
The cake, Dorothee de Monfreid ; [translated by Linda Burgess].
Tiger wants to bake a cake. It doesn't go exactly to plan! Themes include: friendship, cooperation and compromise, individuality and humour.
The pout-pout fish goes to school, Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna.
Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after another watching students do things he could not, until Miss Hewitt showed him to the room that was right for beginners.
Hairy Maclary and friends : 123, Lynley Dodd.
Learn to count 123 with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!
Hairy Maclary and friends : ABC, Lynley Dodd.
Learn your abc with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!
Hairy Maclary no te teri a tanarahana, Lynley Dodd ; na Waihoroi Shortland i whakamaori.
When Hairy Maclary and his canine friends go for a walk and encounter Scarface Claw, the toughest Tom in town, they run away.
Orange juice peas, Lari Don and illustrated by Lizzie Wells.
Little Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says 'please' it sounds like 'peas'. When she asks the new babysitter for 'orange juice peas' that's exactly what she gets! Yack!
The flying bath, written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by David Roberts.
When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath!
Light-Fingered Larry, Jan Fearnley.
Light-Fingered Larry likes nothing better than sneaking about pinching other people's stuff. Slippery and sly, his eight tentacles grab things and stash the booty in his deep sea den. Nickity-nickity-nick-nick-gone! But when he steals Kiki Koala's stuff from the Jolly Tugboat Inn he's in for a bit of a surprise.
Wild berries = Pikaci-Minisa, Julie Flett ; translation, Earl N. Cook.
Clarence and his grandmother pick wild blueberries and meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland.
Marshmallows for martians, Adam & Charlotte Guillain, Lee Wildish.
"Are you Martians?" called George, running up with a grin. "No we're Bangbots from Waabangatoo. We've come to this planet to bang on our drums, But we might take a break and eat you!" Join George, a young and courageous explorer as he blasts into space, determined to find out what kind of sweets Martians like best.
Nursies when the sun shines, text by Katherine Havener, illustrations by Sara Burrier.
Beautiful watercolour illustrations and a sweet, lulling verse help young children understand the concept of night and day. Night time, the book explains, is for sleeping. Nursies, on the other hand, happen when the sun shines. Its goal is to facilitate communication between parent and young child, thereby making the process of night weaning as gentle and easy as possible.
Good night, Mouse!, written and illustrated by Jed Henry.
All of Mouse's friends have ideas for helping him fall asleep.
Freddy and the pig, Charlie Higson, Mark Chambers.
A laugh-out-loud look at little boys and their charming habits. Freddy thinks he's hit on a great plan when he sends a pig to school in his place. But after some initial teething troubles, the pig quickly settles in and Freddy soon finds himself out in the cold!
Jake at gymnastics, Rachel Isadora.
Toddlers have fun at gymnastics class.
Out of the blue, Alison Jay.
When a giant octopus entangled in fishing line is washed ashore during a big storm and becomes stranded on the beach, a young boy and girl, assisted by various sea creatures, push and pull him back to sea. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses, and items that wash up on beaches.
Orange, triangle, fox, Sarah Jones.
Common animals, such as red square owl and yellow star frog, teach young readers multiple, basic concepts at once in this educational concept book. An ideal read for bedtime or story time, this book's rich watercolour illustrations and delightful animals will engage children and become a family favourite.
Manu-rere-i-te-rangi, na Robyn Kahukiwa te korero purakau me nga whakaahua hoki ; na Te Kahukiwa O'Hagan i whakamaori ; he mihi nui ki a Kiwa Hammond, kaitohutohu reo Māori.
A young girl who loves birds dreams of flying. Her brothers laugh at her dreams, but one day she gains wings like a kereru and flies with the birds.
Manu-rere-i-te-rangi, story & pictures: Robyn Kahukiwa.
A young girl who loves birds dreams of flying. Her brothers laugh at her dreams, but one day she gains wings like a kereru and flies with the birds.
Meaniehead, Bruce Eric Kaplan.
Henry and Eve are going through a phase of fighting with each other all the time, and their battle quickly escalates from arguing over a toy to leaving a path of destruction across the United States and beyond.
Florentine and Pig and the spooky forest adventure, Eva Katzler ; illustrated by Jess Mikhail ; recipes and crafts by Laura and Jess Tilli.
There's a monster on the loose, and Florentine and Pig are determined to catch it! And what will they need for their monster-catching expedition? Binoculars? Check! Torch? Check! Super-scrummy supper? Check! But is there really a monster out there, or are Florentine and Pig's imaginations playing tricks on them?
Jam for Nana, Deborah Kelly ; illustrated by Lisa Stewart.
When Nana makes pancakes, I spread the jam. I smooth it right to the edges with the back of my spoon, until it looks like a giant orange sun. Then we roll them up tightly, dust them with sugar and lick our fingers. In this beautifully written picture book a little girl goes to the ends of the earth to find real apricot jam for her beloved grandmother.
The Midnight Library, Kazuno Kohara.
Once there was a library that only opened at night. Step inside and meet the little librarian and her three assistant owls.
The lost girl, story by Ambelin Kwaymullina ; illustrations by Leanne Tobin.
The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers, from the Fathers and the Uncles and the Grandfathers. Who will show her the way home?
April the red goldfish, Marjolaine Leray ; translator, Sarah Ardizzone.
Meet April, a young goldfish seeking worldly adventures and the meaning of life. April doesn't have an easy time being a goldfish, not least because she is in fact a red fish. A teenager plagued with angst and boredom, April spins round and round in her tank, dreaming of exotic adventures and exciting meetings, while philosophizing Hamlet-style on life's big questions. But how will she ever escape from her glass prison? And where to? Outside, a black cat is waiting for her and a battle of wits ensues. Who will pull off the ultimate April fool?
Our island, the children of Gununa with Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey.
In this lyrical celebration of place, the children of Mornington Island explore their home in words and pictures.
It wasn't my fault, Helen Lester ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.
When accidents happen to Murdley Gurdson, they are usually his own fault, but when a bird lays an egg on Murdley's head one day, he tries hard to find someone else to blame.
Gus, the dinosaur bus, written by Julia Liu ; illustrated by Bei Lynn.
Even though the school children think Gus the dinosaur bus is a great way to get to school, his size is causing traffic problems for the principle and the town.
Me and my big mouse, written and illustrated by Ethan Long.
Even though my big mouse is lovable, he can also be annoying. Like sticking too close. Having bad breath. And shouting Squeak-a-boo when friends come over. So how can a boy get his adoring pet to change without hurting his feelings?
Marmaduke Duck on the wide blue seas, written by Juliette MacIver ; illustrated by Sarah Davis.
A new rhyming adventure for Marmaduke Duck and his friend Bernadette Bear! Marmaduke embarks on an ocean voyage but is interrupted by pirates - the Marmoset Monkeys and Orangutan Fang - wanting gold. Bernadette Bear has been left at home but figures out where Marmaduke's gone and comes to the rescue with gold to trade ... golden marmalade jam, that is.
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, are you going to school?, Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson ; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant.
On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. He plays, he enjoys a snack, he paints, he sings, he listens to a story, and he shares something special during show-and-tell. No wonder he likes school so much.
The case of the missing donut, written by Alison McGhee ; pictures by Isabel Roxas.
A little boy in a sheriff's hat and his dog deputy are bringing donuts home when the "Sheriff" is unable to resist getting rid of a slightly squished powdered donut, then wonders how everyone knows he ate it.
Melric and the petnapping, David McKee.
The king's beloved pet troon has vanished along with all the other unusual pets in the palace. The king commands Melric to find the pets and fast! Melric joins forces with his cousin Guz, and they soon discover that Sondrak the sorcerer is behind the petnappings. Can Melric and Guz use their magic to outwit the cunning Sondrak?
The apple orchard riddle, Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
When students in Mr. Tiffin's class are invited to solve a riddle during a field trip to an apple orchard, it is Tara's daydreams that may lead to the answer.
First flight, David Miller.
When laughing kookaburras call Joey the little yellow-bellied glider out from his nest early one morning he has no idea what adventures lie ahead. But by the end of the day, when his parents find him safe and well, Joey has learned to fly, and life will never be the same again. A simple sweet story for early readers set in the Australian bushland.
Ready and waiting for you, written by Judi Moreillon ; illustrated by Catherine Stock.
Warm and friendly characters welcome a new student to the first day of school.
Wacko kakapo, words by Yvonne Morrison ; pictures by Donovan Bixley.
A retelling of the traditional tale 'Chicken Little' with a New Zealand twist, in which Wacko Kakapo, Peewee Kiwi, Go-Getter Weta and friends set off to tell Tane Mahuta that the sky is falling.
Are you my mummy?, Mary Murphy.
Can you help Puppy find his mummy in this bright young board book for babies and toddlers? Lift the flaps and transform the pictures as you join Puppy in his search, and discover all kinds of mummies and babies along the way.
Izzie's surprise, written by Ann Neville ; Illustrated by Catherine Houston.
Izzie is doing 'a good deed'. She is going to visit old Mrs Barnaby. But Mrs Barnaby has disappeared. Where could she be? And what is Izzie's surprise?
The long, long line, Tomoko Ohmura.
Numbered and named, fifty animals line up to take a roller coaster ride on a giant whale!
Lillibutt's Te Araroa adventure, Maris O'Rourke ; illustrated by Claudia Pond Eyley.
Lillibutt is lonely so she sets off from Cape Reinga on a very long walks to visit her kunekune cousins at the Auckland Zoo. As she travels down the country on Te raroa she meets others along the way and overcomes some scary challenges during her long adventure.
Vampirina ballerina hosts a sleepover, written by Anne Marie Pace ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.
Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don't forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the Best Sleepover Ever!
Tom & Millie's whizzy busy people, Guy Parker-Rees.
Tom and Millie want the best job in the world when they grow up. Will they be a nurse like Mummy, a fireman like Daddy, or a pilot like Auntie Alice? Follow Tom and Millie as they visit everyone to discover what jobs they do.
Zigby and the monster, Brian Paterson.
For Zigby the zebra, every day is the start of a brand new adventure! So when his little cousin, Zara, says she has seen a scary monster, he can't wait to go hunting in the jungle! Who could the monster be?
Nightbear, Rebecca Patterson.
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a warm and witty look at the life of one special teddy bear. Travel with him as he comes from his factory to his first home, from the charity shop to a new home. But what can he do best when there are other bears who make themselves very useful indeed?
Happy birthday : a touch-and-feel book, written by Sarah Powell ; illustrated by Barbi Sido.
Little Puppy is excited it's his birthday, and all the Little Friends are coming to his party! This is an illustrated board book filled with all the things that make a birthday so special bunting and party hats, cake and presents, friends to celebrate with.
Deep deep sea, Frann Preston-Gannon.
Gorgeous new concept board book by Frann Preston-Gannon featuring underwater animals.
A day with the animal mechanics, Sharon Rentta.
It's going to be a very busy day for the Animal Mechanics a lorry full of ice cream has shed its load on the motorway, and everyone's getting very hot and bothered!
Wolf man, Michael Rosen & Chris Mould.
Wolfman has escaped! He is raging and rampaging around town, chewing up paving slabs and biting trees and generally being very terrifying indeed! Whatever can Wolfman want and who will be brave enough to ask?
Bear and Bee : too busy, Sergio Ruzzier.
Bear wants to have fun with his friend Bee, but Bee is too busy.
Richard Scarry's A day at the airport.
Discover what happens at the airport with Huckle and Sally Cat and Lowly Worm. Rudolf von Flugel picks the children up in his aeroplane-car and whisks them off to the airport for a day of sightseeing. Packed full of fun and with lots to spot on every page, this book is a high-flying delight.
I got the rhythm, Connie Schofield-Morrison ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.
On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.
That dog!, Gillian Shields and Cally Johnson-Isaacs.
From the fabulous duo behind Elephantantrum comes another hilarious picture book about a crazy pup who knows that if you believe in yourself, you can do anything! That Dog doesn't want to be ignored by his owners he wants to be a firefighter or a TV presenter or a top chef! He reaches for the stars and grabs them with both hands.
Sounds, Liesbet Slegers.
Describes a variety of everyday sounds heard by a toddler.
That's what makes a hippopotamus smile!, written by Sean Taylor ; illustrated by Laurent Cardon.
When a hippopotamus comes round to your house don't be worried or scared by his size, just hug him and open the door really wide because that's what makes a hippopotamus come inside!
The little woman wanted noise, Val Teal ; pictures by Robert Lawson.
The Little Woman loves living in the big city despite all of the noise, so when she is given a peaceful farm in the country and finds it too quiet to be relaxing, she sets out to make it feel like home.
I am not a worm!, written and illustrated by Scott Tulloch.
The chameleon and the caterpillar's friendship does not get off to a good start when the chameleon greets the caterpillar as 'Hello little worm'.
I love my dad, Anna Walker.
Meet Ollie a gorgeous, lively zebra Fred the dog and all of Ollie's friends. Ollie and Dad love banana bread, climbing trees and piggyback rides!
Chicken clicking, Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross.
One night Chick hopped into the farmer's house and had a little browse on his computer. Soon she's brought a funny teapot, a frilly blouse, scooters for the sheep and a car for the cows. She meets a friend online and off she goes to meet him (without telling Mum or Dad). But the friend she thought she'd met turns out to be a fox.
Hooray for hat!, words and pictures by Brian Won.
Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep — a hat cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbours who all, it seems, need hats of their own.
My red balloon, Kazuaki Yamada.
A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon. A wild chase begins and along the way a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a giraffe all join in to help as they follow the wayward balloon.
How do dinosaurs... favourite stories, Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague
Take a playful peep into the homes of dinosaur children and their parents at bedtime, mealtime and when they are poorly in this terrific treasury!
Jumping Jack, Germano Zullo, Albertine.
Jumping Jack and Roger Trotter are show-jumping champions, but an injury to the horse, Jack, is threatening to spoil their team by affecting Jack's confidence.

Younger Fiction

The miniature world of Marvin & James, Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.
When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.
Hickory, Palmer Brown.
An indoor mouse ventures into the outside world and finds true friendship.
The incomplete book of dragons : a guide to dragon species, written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
Long ago, the world was full of dragons. But what happened to them? Where are they now? These pages are taken from the notebooks of Viking Hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third when he was just a boy. Featuring dragon profiles, dragon anatomy, dragon riding tips and lots more must-know info.
Emily's blue period, Cathleen Daly ; illustrations by Lisa Brown.
After her parents get divorced, Emily finds comfort in making and learning about art.
Just Grace gets crafty, written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper.
There's a new crossing guard in town named Marie who needs a bit of help making friends, a fun substitute teacher for Miss Lois, and most exciting, Grace and Mimi are going to have their own table at the craft fair.
Karlson on the roof, Astrid Lindgren ; translated by Sarah Death ; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Night sky dragons, Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham ; illustrated by Patrick Benson.
Yazul, a young boy, spends most of his time with his grandfather in his workshop, making kites. More than anything, Yazul wants the approval of his father, the lord of the han, but this love of kite-making only ever seems to elicit disappointment: "Travel and trade are what matters," his father says.
The poppy, Andrew Plant.
Stunningly illustrated in over 70 paintings, The Poppy is the true story of one of Australia's greatest victories, and of a promise kept for nearly a century.
Te waiata o Kauri, na Melinda Szymanik nga korero i tuhi ; na Dominique Ford nga pikitia i ta ; na Ngaere Roberts nga korero i whakamaori.
The song of Kauri, written by Melinda Szymanik ; illustrated by Dominique Ford.
Told in the style of a Māori myth, this is the story of a young Kauri sapling as it grows and changes and watches the world around it evolve. From other plants, to birds, to Māori, to settlers, to industrialisation and beyond, and then when the Kauri is very old the birds will lift it up and carry it away.