New Titles Children’s November 2017 (arrived in October 2017)

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Despicable me. 3, directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.
Casper, a spirited beginning, directed by Sean McNamara.
Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.
My pet dinosaur, written and directed by Matt Drummond
When a young boy named Jake accidentally makes a new friend in an experiment gone wrong a troubled town is plunged into chaos. But with the creature rapidly evolving every day, Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new pet secret. Jake's friends and new girl Abbie realize they are not the only ones interested in this strange, mischievous little dinosaur and soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is who is looking for it.
Slugterra. Slug Fu showdown.,
Eli has added some awesome new slugs to his arsenal: the ELEMENTALS. But the Elemental Slugs are ancient, extremely powerful, and temperamental, and Eli can't control them. Junjie, the newest member of the Shane Gang, has the solution: Eli must learn SLUG FU, the ancient form of slugslinging that Junjie mastered when he lived in the Eastern Caverns. Slug Fu is the art of guiding and controlling a slug in battle-a skill that only the greatest slugslingers can master. But while Eli and Junjie train in isolation, separated from the Shane Gang and all of Eli's slugs, a mysterious new villain named Spirex unleashes an evil plan that will rock Slugterra to its core! All he needs to complete his plan are the Elemental Slugs! Luckily, they're safe with the Shane Gang ... or they would be, if Pronto hadn't annoyed them so much that they ran away. As Kord, Trixie and Pronto struggle to keep the wily Elementals out of the wrong hands, Eli and Junjie engage in a showdown with Spirex before he can reduce the 99 caverns to rubble!
Summer's shadow, directed by Steve Franke.
"Summer Larsen is a 12-year-old girl with a big heart and maturity beyond her years and all it took was a sweet, stray dog to change her life and of those around her for the better"--Container.
A dog's purpose, directed by Lasse Hallstr+m
Britt Robertson and Dennis Quaid star in this family comedy drama that follows a dog (voice of Josh Gad) through several incarnations of its life. In 1961, Bailey, a Golden Retriever puppy, is adopted by a young boy named Ethan (Quaid/K.J. Apa/Bryce Gheisar), who quickly falls in love with his new pet. As the years pass, Bailey grows up alongside Ethan until his family regretfully have to get him put down in old age. However, Bailey soon wakes up in the body of a young, female dog named Ellie who works for the Chicago Police Department before being reincarnated again as a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, all the while remembering each of his past lives. When he is again reincarnated as an abusive couple's new pet, Bailey heads back to the old town he used to live in with Ethan, where he might finally find the purpose he's always longed for in life.
The little ghost, director, Alain Gsponer.
The Little Ghost lives in the attic of a castle. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, the ghost longs to see the world by daylight. Three children, Karl, Hannes and Sophie go on a nighttime hike to the castle, where they have encountered the ghost. The following day, the ghost wakes up at twelve o'clock, noontime.
Disney icon. Princess.,
Moana : the songs, original songs by Lin-Manuel, Opetaia Foa'i, Mark Mancina.
As a result of the movie phenomenon Moana and the success of the soundtrack, Disney have compiled 'Moana: The Songs!' Filled with just the sing-a-long songs that kids love to play, this album features 13 key tracks.
Putumayo kids presents Cuban playground.,
Blaze and the monster machines. Race into Velocityville,
Speed into Velocityville for 6 revved-up race car adventures.
LEGO Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu. Season 6, volume 2.,
The warriors of LEGO's Ninjago franchise aren't your old-school ninjas of feudal Japan. These heroes are bold enough to draw their blades in a more modern time.
PAW patrol. Air pups.,
Ryder leads a team of rescue pups (Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma and Skye) who save their town from everyday emergencies, whether it's finding missing elephants, fixing windmills or another minor mishap involving clumsy Cap'n Turbot.
SpongeBob SquarePants. Factory fresh.,
Move over Krabby Patty, and make way for ... the frozen Krabby Patty?! It's the food craze that's sweeping Bikini Bottom, so dive down for a bite and save room for six more tasty adventures including a restaurant rivalry and a catering catastrophe!
The Wizards of once, Cressida Cowell.
Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came. Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring.
More William, Richmal Crompton.
These hilarious stories follow twelve months in the life of the terror of the Brown family, starting on Christmas Day - when the centipede appears on Aunt Evangeline's plate, the library clock is found mysteriously dismantled and the conjuring trick with the egg goes disastrously wrong. Mayhem and misadventure go on to follow William for the rest of the year, as he leaves a trail of havoc behind him - with the very best of intentions.
The girl with the ghost machine, Lauren DeStefano.
Neglected by her father who spends all of his time building a ghost machine to bring her mother back from the dead, twelve-year-old Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the machine work, or destroy it forever.
A boy called Christmas, Matt Haig.
You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic.
The everything machine, Ally Kennen.
"Eleven year old Olly has a very special delivery - a 3D printing machine stamped with PROPERTY OF THE M.O.D. and BRITISH SPACE AGENCY. WARNING. DO NOT TAMPER. It's a machine with magical properties, it has a name, it speaks and it can print ANYTHING Olly asks it to, from the coolest new toy to a room full of chocolate cake. But what Olly really really wants is ... his Dad. Interest Age 9+"
Resurrection, Derek Landy.
A lot has changed. Roarhaven is now a magical city. Valkyrie has been out of action for years, recovering from the war against her alter-ego. Some things never change though: Skulduggery Pleasant is still there to stop bad people. When Skulduggery learns of a plot to resurrect a terrifying evil, he persuades Valkyrie to help. But they need someone else on their team who can go undercover. Enter the overlooked and unremarkable Omen Darkly. Between them they have 24 hours to save the world.
The world's worst children. 2, David Walliams
Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross. If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine!
The Winnie and Wilbur picture book treasury, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.
Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. Winnie's cat Wilbur is black, too. And that is how the trouble begins!
The bookshop girl, Sylvia Bishop
520 This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret ... she can't actually read! So Property doesn't see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent bookshop in the world. When her family win the competition, Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.
Attack of the alien dung!, Gareth P. Jones.
"The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK - you'll need it ... Secret agent Biskit is not happy when he discovers his new partner Mitzy is a cat - everyone knows cats and dogs don't mix. But saving the Earth from alien invasions must come first and the planet is under attack! A cluster of cow pats has flown into town and they're whipping up a stink ... It's time for Biskit and Mitzy to put aside their differences and kick some alien butt! Interest age 7+"
Isadora Moon collection. 2, Harriet Muncaster.
Isadora Moon Gets in Trouble: When Isadora's cousin, Mirabelle, comes to stay, Isadora is really excited. Mirabelle suggests Isadora should take a dragon to 'Bring Your Pet to School Day' instead of taking Pink Rabbit, but looking after a dragon turns out to be a little bit harder than the pair of them expect. Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip: Isadora's class are going on a school trip to an old castle. The castle's a little bit spooky and it doesn't help that there's thunder and lightening outside. While Isadora investigates the castle dungeon she discovers a surprising new friend.
Never wrong, Jen Storer
We all know that Danny Best is THE BEST (because he has told us!). We also know that he is FULL ON. Now we are going to find out that this TOTAL LEGEND is NEVER WRONG!
The secret kitten, Holly Webb.
Lucy can't help but feel lonely when she and her brother move in with their gran, leaving behind their old friends. Lucy wishes she could have a pet, but Gran isn't keen on animals. A stray kitten catches Lucy's attention, and she instantly falls in love with it. Where will the kitten go if she can't find anyone to take her in? A heart-warming read from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for fans of Magic Animal Friends and Animal Ark.

Into Reading

Dooby dooby moo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
While Farmer Brown sleeps, his animals prepare for a talent show at the county fair.
Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur. School days, written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated in the style of Syd Hoff by John Nez.
Why don't dinosaurs go to school? In Danny and the Dinosaur: School Days, the dinosaur gets curious and follows his friend Danny to school! But Danny's buddy is too big to ride the school bus, and school lunch isn't quite right for a dinosaur. So, he decides to do school his own way, dino style, and it turns out to be the best class ever!
Fancy Nancy : time for puppy school, Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior illustrations by Ted Enik.
It's almost time for Nancy to start school! She's thrilled, even though she will miss playing with her dog, Frenchy. But when Frenchy starts acting naughty, it's time for her to go to school too, puppy school!
What this story needs is a vroom and a zoom, Emma J. Virján.
What this story needs is a pig in a wig, rushing to her car, dashing into place, ready to start the cross-country race! Pig zooms off and takes the lead! But oh, no! There's a rumble, a pop, and a hiss, and Pig gets stuck in the mud. Will she be able to get back on track and finish the race?
Max & Ruby : Max's bug, Rosemary Wells ; illustrated by Andrew Grey.
When Max's new friend, a bug, gets sick, Ruby recommends taking her to the vet, just like any other pet!
That's my book! and other stories : a Duck, Duck, Porcupine! book, Salina Yoon.
Little Duck, Big Duck, and Porcupine discover new ways to use books, put together a talent show, and play doctor and patient.


Ripley's believe it or not! Out of this world edition 2018.,
Packed with all the weirdest, wildest stories you've never heard of. These off-the-wall oddities must be seen to be believed!
Staying safe online, Louie Stowell ; designed & illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff.
As the cyber world grows it is becoming increasingly important for children to learn how to stay safe online. This book provides helpful guidelines to internet safety, covering a range of topics that children and adults should be aware of.
Star Wars coding projects, written by Jon Woodcock ; illustrated by Jon Hall.
Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games.
DK children's encyclopedia : the book that explains everything.,
A children's encyclopedia covering all the key subjects including Arts, People, History, Earth, Nature, Science, Technology, Space, and Human Body in alphabetical order.
Optical illusions. 2 : make your own awesome illusions.,
A brain-boggling book packed with visual tricks to enjoy, make, and perform for friends and family.
It's OK to feel the way you do : otherwise you wouldn't be you!, written and illustrated by Josh Langley.
Everyone has feelings. Sometimes we just don't know what to do with them! Happy, sad, lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared they're all feelings and emotions and they're all OK! Yes every single one of them! In this bright and heartening book, Josh Langley helps kids get to know and make friends with their feelings. Bursting with simple and effective ways that kids can notice and handle difficult emotions like anger, anxiety, and loss and also rejoice in the positive feelings such as joy, empathy and happiness, this is a little book with a big message. It's Ok to Feel the Way You Do empowers kids to understand and share their feelings so they can enjoy life a whole lot more.
Who we are! : all about being the same and being different, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.
Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake, and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch performers, and play games along with many other children and grown-ups. As they enjoy their excursion, they notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways too. Helps children realize why it's important to treat others the way they want to be treated whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time.
Happy Eid al-Fitr : the sweet festival, [written by Joyce Bentley].
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan fasting and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
What in the world is cyber-bullying, Debbie Roome ; illustrated by Sibghat.
Cyber-bullying is a problem that affects children of all ages as they gain access to mobile phones, tablets, computers, smart TV's and any device with internet access. Learn what cyber-bullying is, how it can affect a child, and what they can do to keep themselves safe. Practical advice is accompanied by bright illustrations that will appeal to children of all ages.
Work : then and now, Woody Brambles.
Throughout much of human history, people have had to work to survive. The jobs and working experiences of today have come a long way from those of the past.
What in the world is RTS?, Debbie Roome ; illustrated by Sibghat.
"Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is a relatively uncommon genetic condition that occurs in approximately one in 125,000 births. This book is aimed at siblings and friends of families who have an RTS child. The story is based on two real characters, bot of whom were born with RTS. Leanne and Hunter have brought much joy to their parents and families and the book explains their limitations and challenges as well as the areas they achieve much in.
What in the world is a disability, Debbie Roome ; illustrated by Shaizz.
Tells the story of a group of children who attend a special school. A mom and daughter talk about the challenges these youngsters face and how, in spite of their difficulties, they are still people with hopes and dreams. The following conditions are discussed: autism, blindness, brittle bone disease, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, deafness, Down syndrome, dyslexia, epilepsy, meningitis, spina bifida, and Tourette syndrome. The story will help children to relate to people with disabilities and understand that they need love and acceptance just like they do.
The Halloween book, Annalees Lim.
Have a fantastic Halloween with this fun and informative book filled with Halloween facts and activities to celebrate this spooky festival. The Halloween Book brings together lots of ideas for Halloween costumes, crafts, recipes and games, along with poems and spine-tingling ghost stories. It also takes a look at Halloween traditions around the world.
The crane girl : based on Japanese folktales, adapted by Curtis Manley ; illustrations by Lin Wang.
A boy helps an injured crane, and the good deed is rewarded with the arrival of a mysterious guest who weaves beautiful silk for the family.
Sun and moon : folk tales, various artists.
The sun is life and the moon is time (Ramsingh Urveti) Why is the sun so burningly hot, while the moon stays cool and serene? (Durga Bai) They need each other, to be complete. In our tradition, we think of the sun as male and the moon as female (Bhajju Shyam) Part of everyday life, yet rich in symbolic meaning, renderings of the sun and the moon are present in all folk and tribal art traditions of India. Agrarian societies have always kept track of time by referring to markers in the seasonal variations of the sun, moon and planets. They have also woven wonderful stories and myths around them. Here, for the first time, is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on this most universal of themes.
The Golden Mother Goose : 115 childhood favorites, selected by Jane Werner Watson ; illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.
Every home needs a book of Mother Goose rhymes! They're a child's introduction to poetry and a love of language.
A sailor went to sea, sea, sea : favourite rhymes from an Irish childhood, Sarah Webb [compiler] and Steve McCarthy [illustrator].
A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share.
The Usborne first illustrated thesaurus, Jane Bingham and Caroline Young ; illustrated by Tjarda Borsboom and Beatrice Tinarelli ; edited by Felicity Brooks ; designed by Kirsty Tizzard.
Words and synonyms are organised by type (adventure words, etc.) or by topic (in a city, under the sea, etc), with both simple words and more advanced vocabulary included. A handy word finder at the back allows children to look up a word and find its synonyms.
The variety of life, Nicola Davies and Lorna Scobie.
Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures. A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.
1000 things in nature, illustrated by Mar Ferrero ; edited by Hannah Watson ; designed by Yasmin Faulkner.
This beautifully illustrated reference book shows 1000 things found in nature, from familiar bugs and flowers to exotic birds of paradise and fascinating undersea creatures. Children can pore over topics such as 'In the jungle', 'Ice and snow' and 'Fossils, rocks and gems', and discover the wildlife that lives in different habitats.
Do you know about space?, Sarah Cruddas.
Amazing answers to more than 200 awesome space questions! Do You Know About Space? takes the reader on a galactic journey to answer all the probing questions children ask about space. What is a shooting star? Why is Jupiter stripy? Is anyone else out there? Featuring the most amazing space pictures from NASA, as well as the latest space news, this is a book perfect for young space fans as well as children new to the subject. Do You Know About Space? covers the Solar System, stars, galaxies, space exploration, and much more! The book has clear and simple text, so information is easily accessible and utterly fascinating for children aged 6 to 8 years old. Featuring answers to more than 200 questions, Do You Know About Space? is the ideal book for kids who want to learn about the Universe.
Beyond the sky : you and the Universe, Dara Ó Briain with Kate Davies ; illustrated by Dan Bramall.
So you want to go into space? Why?! (No, really it's sort of a terrible idea. We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, not get poisoned or crushed to death when we go outside it's lovely right where we are.) Not convinced? Good! People have been dreaming about space travel for centuries there's something amazing about the idea of leaving our planet behind and setting out to explore the Universe there's so much we still don't know.
Space, Angela Royston
Planet Earth is surrounded by huge, dark space. Discover the wonders of space, from the Sun, moon and stars to space travel. Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books. A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
Curiosity : the story of a Mars rover, Markus Motum.
A stylishly illustrated non-fiction book about the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity.A fascinating book about the search for life on Mars told from the unique perspective of Curiosity, the Mars Rover sent to the red planet by NASA. Markus Motum's stylish illustrations and diagrams help tell the story of how and why this robot travelled 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet where no human has been before.
Light and sound, Dr Mike Goldsmith.
Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth, the Solar System and much more.
Planet Earth, Angela Royston.
Explore the wonderful world we live in, from snowy mountains to deep, steamy rainforests. Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
Oceans and seas, Nicola Davies.
Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth, the Solar System and much more.
Oceans and seas, Steve Parker.
What ocean animal dances every morning? Who plays with their food? Where can you find fish that light up? In Focus: Oceans and Seas has the answers!
Weather and seasons : questions & answers, Nancy Dickmann.
Have you ever wondered why we have seasons, where the wind comes from or how we predict the weather? Read this book to find out about weather and how our planet changes throughout the year.
Diplodocus, Amy Allatson.
Diplodocus was one of the longest dinosaurs to walk the earth during prehistoric times.
Pterodactyl, Amy Allatson.
Pterodactyl is a popular dinosaur because of its ability to fly. Readers take a closer look at this flying dinosaur through clear main text, fun fact boxes, and helpful diagrams. As they read, they discover important information about this dinosaurs behaviour, appearance, and habitat.
Triceratops, Amy Allatson.
What did a Triceratops eat? How did it get its name? What kind of habitat did it live in? Readers find the answers to these questions and many more as they explore the exciting world of the Triceratops.
Tyrannosaurus Rex, Amy Allatson.
Readers enjoy learning about dinosaurs, and Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most popular dinosaurs for early learners to read about. Readers explore the fascinating details of what life may have been like for a Tyrannosaurus rex, with beautiful computer-generated images to help them visualize these creatures and the world they inhabited.
Dinosaurs, Deborah Chancellor.
Explore the amazing world of the dinosaurs, from peaceful plant-eaters to fierce meat-eaters.
Ankylosaurus and other armored dinosaurs : the need-to-know facts, Kathryn Clay ; consultant, Mathew J. Wedel.
Ankylosaurus and other armoured dinosaurs were the tanks of the prehistoric world. Sharp spikes and rock-hard plates protected these plant eaters from dangerous predators. Bold images, colourful maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when armoured dinosaurs walked the earth.
Usborne big picture book dinosaurs, Laura Cowan ; illustrated by Gianluca Foli ; designed by Zoe Wray ; expert, Dr. Darren Naish.
Discover the dazzling world of dinosaurs, brought to life in this stylishly illustrated picture book. Colourful images of a world long past and a quirky approach make a well-trodden topic fresh. From old favourites like Stegosaurus to new discoveries like Zhenyuanlong, budding palaeontologists will be inspired by these beautifully realised images.
Dinosaur A to Z, written by Dustin Growick ; consultant, Darren Naish.
An alphabetical list of dinosaurs presents a series of facts about their anatomy, related animals, and how they became extinct.
Allosaurus and its relatives : the need-to-know facts, Megan Cooley Peterson ; consultant, Matthew J. Wedel.
Allosaurus and its relatives were fierce and dangerous predators. Dinosaurs in this group had deadly claws and razor-sharp teeth. Find out more about this fearsome group of dinosaurs that walked the earth millions of years ago.
Brachiosaurus and other long-necked dinosaurs : the need-to-know facts, Rebecca Rissman ; consultant, Mathew J Wedel.
Full-colour images and simple text introduce young readers to different long-necked dinosaurs, including their physical characteristics, habitats, and diets.
Dinosaurs, [L.J. Tracosas].
What can you learn from a 250-million-year-old tooth? More than you might think! From the knife-like teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex, to the blunt rake-like teeth of the armoured Euoplocephalus, to the leaf-stripping teeth of the giant Diplodocus, every bicuspid and molar has a fascinating tale to tell about the food these animals ate, the way they hunted and foraged, and even what might have led to their demise. In Creature Files: Dinosaurs, you'll peer inside the jaws of these fearsome creatures, discovering what they really looked like, where they roamed, and what they ate, using many of the same tools that actual paleontologists do. Can you match the three replica teeth to the prehistoric mouths they belong to? Stunning illustrations and surprising stats bring the stories of these long-extinct beasts to life.
The gigantic book of genes, Lorna Hendry.
Genes are the blueprint for life. They are found inside the cells of all living organisms, and are responsible for how a plant or animal looks and grows. Welcome to the gigantic book of genes!
Amazon adventure : how tiny fish are saving the world's largest rainforest, written by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Keith Ellenbogen.
Part science, part carnival this winding adventure down the Amazon River with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and photographer Keith Ellenbogen explores how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and it's often misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment.
Polar lands, Clive Gifford.
What is a glacier calf? Why don't polar bears hunt penguins? Which animals turn white in winter? In Focus: Polar Lands has the answers!
Polar Lands, Margaret Hynes.
Young readers are invited on a journey to the coldest places on Earth. Through the eye-catching photography and gentle text, readers will discover the polar world of light and dark, see the amazing adaptations that plants and animals (and humans) have made to survive in frigid climates, and learn about exploration, research, and protecting this remarkable environment. At the end they can investigate further by making their own snowflakes, icebergs, and more.
Up the river : explore & discover New Zealand's rivers, lakes & wetlands, Gillian Candler ; illustrated by Ned Barraud.
Explore the creeks, rivers, lakes and wetlands of New Zealand and discover the animals and plants that live in freshwater habitats. Learn about the amazing journeys of eels and whitebait, secretive birds and tiny insects that live underwater. Included in this title are animals ranging from the familiar pūkeko to the rarely seen bittern, from the iconic eel to tiny whitebait, and some of the many barely known aquatic insects. Swimmable and drinkable fresh water are hot topics, and many native animals depend on healthy waterways for a habitat. Their presence is often used as a sign of the water's health. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, this is a wonderful and intriguing way for children to learn about New Zealand's freshwater environments.
Explore the creeks, rivers, lakes and wetlands of New Zealand and discover the animals and plants that live in freshwater habitats. Learn about the amazing journeys of eels and whitebait, secretive birds and tiny insects that live underwater. Included in this title are animals ranging from the familiar pūkeko to the rarely seen bittern, from the iconic eel to tiny whitebait, and some of the many barely known aquatic insects. Swimmable and drinkable fresh water are hot topics, and many native animals depend on healthy waterways for a habitat. Their presence is often used as a sign of the water's health. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, this is a wonderful and intriguing way for children to learn about New Zealand's freshwater environments.
Plants : questions & answers, Nancy Dickmann.
Have you ever wondered why flowers are colourful, what roots do or why plants have fruits? Read this book to find out how plants make food, grow and spread their seeds.
Animals : questions & answers, Nancy Dickmann.
Have you ever wondered why zebras have stripes, how animals change colour or why lizards like to sit in the sun? Read this book to find out how animals feed, grow and survive.
The awesome book of animals : the world's most awesome facts, Adam Frost.
Did you know that there is a tree-climbing fish? Or that some bees drink crocodile tears? Or that a jellyfish was sent into space? Be truly inspired by incredible facts about the creatures that share our planet. Find out: If you're as tall as an emperor penguin or a velociraptor Whether a honey badger could beat a lion in a fight How one man was swallowed head first by a great white shark and survived! Find out disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts with this awesome book.
My very first animals book, [illustrated by Lee Cosgrove ; written by Alice James].
This book is packed full of facts and beautiful illustrations to engage young children with animals and the natural world. It includes information on animals from all over the world, what they look like, where they live, and what they eat.
My encyclopedia of very important animals.,
From peacocks and frogs to sharks and dogs, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals is perfect for the curious little animal lover in your life. Mixing photography and charming illustration, kids will find out important things about the wonderful world of animals from what they eat, what they do, and why people are animals, too. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals is a friendly book that gets children learning, reading, and laughing!
Apex predators : the world's deadliest hunters, past and present, Steve Jenkins.
In his latest illustrated exploration of the animal kingdom, Steve Jenkins introduces readers to some of the most powerful predators in history, from the Tyrannosaurus rex to the African lion.
What makes a monster? : discovering the world's scariest creatures, Jess Keating with illustrations by David DeGrand.
An informative introduction to nature's scariest creatures, exploring why some animals are considered monsters.
Bees, Andrea Quigley, Pau Morgan.
Bees are one of the hardest working insects on our planet. As they buzz from plant to plant, they spread pollen which helps our food to grow. Without them, the world would be a very different place. Discover all you need to know about bees and their place in our world through experiments, investigations and hands-on tasks.
How to be an elephant : growing up in the African wild, Katherine Roy.
This nonfiction picture book follows an elephant's growth from a newborn calf to a full-grown adult in one of the most socially and structurally complex family groups on earth.
Do seals ever...? : sea lions, walruses, and manatees, Fran Hodgkins ; illustrated by Marjorie Leggitt.
This entertaining and informative book gives serious answers to questions such as Do seals ever sleep?, Do they have ears?, Do seals have fur?
Human body, Deborah Chancellor.
Find out all about the wonders of your body, from teeth to toes! Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books. A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
Human body : questions & answers, Nancy Dickmann.
Questions and answers provide bite-sized facts about the many features of human body and how they work.
Anatomy : a cutaway look inside the human body, Hélène Druvert & Jean-Claude Druvert.
This large-format book is filled with cutouts exploring every detail of the organs, systems and senses that make up that most marvellous of machines, the human body.
Operation ouch! : the Humanual, written by Ben Elcomb ; with consultation from Chris van Tulleken and Xand van Tulleken.
Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet; the human body! Find out all about what makes YOU tick, from the wonders of the human brain to the tingling in your ticklish toes. From crazy bodily functions to bizarre real-life medical cases, this is the ultimate guide to getting to know yourself, inside and out! Operation Ouch! is a BAFTA-winning CBBC series, from the makers of Embarrassing Bodies and 10 Years Younger. It's presented by real-life doctors (and twin brothers) Chris and Xand van Tulleken.
See for yourself! : the ultimate guide to eyes, Dorothea DePrisco.
Why are your eyes the colour they are? Can a sea star see you swimming by? How does a rabbit watch two different things at the same time? When were eyeglasses invented? What happens to eyes in space? Discover the amazing types of eyes that exist in the animal world and find out how your eyes and brain communicate to perceive light and colours. With helpful tips and photos, you will learn how to keep your eyes safe and healthy and what happens when you visit an eye doctor.
3D printing projects : amazing ideas to design and make, [photographer, Dave King].
Over 20 exciting 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments. Using freely available 3D modelling software and without the need for your own 3D printer, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online.
Ten fire engines and emergency vehicles, Chris Oxlade.
There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks ad emergency vehicles. Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.
LEGO : absolutely everything you need to know, written by Simon Hugo.
Can you believe that a wooden duck was one of the LEGO Group's first toys? Or that 68,000 LEGO pieces are created every minute? Did you know that the evil Overlord is the only NINJAGO Minifigure to wear a skirt? Or that you'll find a LEGO croissant piece inside 44 LEGO sets? This book is crammed full of fun and fascinating trivia for LEGO fans of every age. From minuscule Minifigure mugs to the largest LEGOLAND model, it covers all the places, populations, pieces, and themes that make up the LEGO world. Produced in collaboration with the LEGO Group.
An igloo on the Moon : exploring architecture, Adrian Buckley and David Jenkins.
Aimed at young, enquiring minds An Igloo on the Moon explores how and why we build. Beginning with the igloo, whose origins are lost in time, and culminating in the latest 3D-printing technology for building on the Moon, the book weaves together themes and ideas to create an unfolding visual story. Illustrated with a sequence of extraordinary images, specially created for the book by artist Adrian Buckley, An Igloo on the Moon ranges through history and across continents. Underlying the narrative is an awareness of environmental issues and the need to reconnect with sustainable patterns of building. It is a book to engage and excite the next generation of architects and their parents and grandparents.
Easy origami decorations : an augmented reality crafting experience, Christopher Harbo.
Handcrafted decorations are just a few folds away! Learn how to turn origami butterflies, swans, and tulips into locker magnets, table decorations, and more.
Easy origami greeting cards : an augmented reality crafting experience, Christopher Harbo.
Handcrafted cards are just a few folds away! Learn how to turn origami pigs, ducks, teacups, and more into one-of-a- kind greeting cards. With photo-illustrated instructions and augmented reality access to video tutorials, you'll never get stuck on a step. Just grab some paper and start crafting.
Easy origami ornaments : an augmented reality crafting experience, Christopher Harbo.
Learn how to turn origami flowers, stars, cranes, and more into amazing ornaments for any occasion. With photo- illustrated instructions and augmented reality access to video tutorials, you'll never get stuck on a step. Just grab some paper and start crafting!
Easy origami scrapbooking : an augmented reality crafting experience, Christopher Harbo.
Handcrafted scrapbook pages are just a few folds away! Learn how to turn origami whales, turtles, flowers, and more into themed scrapbook pages for your favorite memories. With photo-illustrated instructions and augmented reality access to video tutorials, you'll never get stuck on a step.
Owly : a time to be brave, Andy Runton.
Tells the story of new visitor to the forest who may be misunderstood because of how he looks, but things aren't always what they seem, and everyone soon finds out that the power of friendship can fix just about anything.
Slime 101 : how to make stretchy, fluffy, glittery & colorful slime!, Natalie Wright.
Step-by-step photos and instructions show how to create glitter, glow-in-the-dark, bubble, neon, chalkboard, stress ball, metallic, and other types of slime. The recipes use ordinary household items like glue, food coloring, and liquid starch
The Usborne classical music picture book, Anthony Marks ; illustrated by Galia Bernstein ; designed by Jamie Ball.
A lively, illustrated introduction to classical music with thematic topics including ballet, the orchestra, music and nature, and music and art and technology.
The Usborne famous composers picture book, Anthony Marks ; illustrated by Galia Bernstein ; designed by Jamie Bell.
Discover who were the most famous composers, what they were famous for and how they changed and shaped the music world.
LEGO Star Wars : chronicles of the force, written by Adam Bray, David Fentiman and Cole Horton.
Featuring the latest LEGO(R) Star Wars(TM) sets and minifigures, the LEGO Star Wars Chronicles of the Force is a fun and informative guide to a LEGO galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars. Rogue One : the ultimate visual guide, written by Pablo Hidalgo with illustrations by Kemp Remillard.
This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 5 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and authoritative text, this book is packed with essential information and presented alongside stunning stills from the movie.
Star Wars year by year : a visual history.,
The definitive history of "Star Wars" chronicling four decades of the world of "Star Wars"; decade by decade, year-by-year, month-by-month. Everything is covered, from the influences and creation of all six "Star Wars" movies, to the toys, books and video games that have shaped the "Star Wars" dynasty. The month-by-month format is brought to life by images from the movies, TV series, comic books and more.
The Christmas looky book, Donovan Bixley.
"A puzzle book for children featuring 11 different puzzles all with New Zealand landscapes, birds and animals and a Christmas theme ... Spot the difference: the mischievous keas have changed around somebody's Christmas decorations; match the New Zealand animals to their presents; spot what's wrong in these weird and wonderful Christmas scenes!"--Publisher information.
Pierre the Maze Detective : the mystery of the Empire Maze Tower, Hiro Kamigaki & IC4DESIGN ; written by Chihiro Maruyama ; translation by Emma Sakamiya.
Mr X the Phantom Thief is back, with a new evil plan! He wants to steal the shining light from the top of the Empire Maze Tower, New Maze City's greatest treasure. Pierre and Carmen are called to New Maze City, along with others of the world's best Maze Detectives, to help solve the puzzles, protect the treasure and stop Mr X. But can you help them make it in time?
Star Wars. Where's the Wookiee? 2, illustrations by Ulises Farinas ; written by Katrina Pallant ; designed by Richie Hull.
Chewbacca is back and on the loose across the galaxy, and this time he's brought some Wookiee friends. Find the hairy hero and a host of favourite characters in another search and find adventure.
Finders peepers : photo puzzle fun, Neil and Ruth Thomson.
This fantastically colourful book contains 10 search-and-find photographic puzzles to share with young children of 3 and older. It offers unique opportunity for spending quality time with children, having lots of fun looking and talking but also helping them learn. Each puzzle takes a different busy child-familiar scene, beautifully laid out and photographed. These include a toy cupbaord, a sewing draw, a teddy bear's picnic, a traffic jam, a sky full of planes, a masked theatre show, fish, minibeasts and big animals.
Abracadabra : the story of magic through the ages, HP Newquist with illustrations by Olga & Aleksey Ivanov.
Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectaular. Truly great magic makes us believe in things we know can't be real. In the hands of the greatest magicians, even a simple card trick can become truly wondrous. Now, in this nonfiction narrative of magic through the ages, HP Newquist explains how the world's most famous tricks were created. From the oracles of ancient Egypt and the wizards of medieval Europe on to the exploits of Houdini and modern practitioners like Criss Angel, this book unlocks the secrets behind centuries of magic and illusion. Fully illustrated and including step-by-step instructions for eight classic magic tricks, this book will have middle-grade readers spellbound.
The unoffical guide to the World Cup, Paul Mason.
Whether you're a first-time fan or you've been watching for years, this books is a mine of fascinating facts, interesting insights and tremendous trivia into the world of the football World Cup. It explores the tournament's history, its biggest successes, controversies and flops and looks forward to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cups' top teams and players are also profiled.
The unofficial history of World Cup players, Pete May.
World Cup Expert Players is a fun look at the Soccer World Cup, crammed full with facts and statistics, quotes, trivia, and lots of other essential data about World Cup players. It also features a big quiz so you can challenge your friends to find out who is the real World Cup expert!
The unofficial history of World Cup teams, Pete May.
World Cup Expert Teams is a fun look at the Soccer World Cup teams, crammed full with facts and statistics, quotes, trivia, and lots of other essential data. It also features a big quiz so you can challenge your friends to find out who is the real World Cup expert!
Gymnastics : rules, equipment and key routine tips, Tracy Nelson Maurer.
This book shows kids the world of gymnastics. From equipment to training tips and scoring rules, kids will be excited by stunning photographs of gymnasts and engaging text.
Tracking, Bear Grylls.
Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls to track some animals in the wild Learn to track animals in the great outdoors, and identify wildlife from the clues they've left behind.
Hiking, Bear Grylls.
Embark on an amazing hiking adventure with Bear Grylls Learn how to cross a river, forge a trail, and how to stay safe while out hiking Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear. The must-have survival guide for all young explorers from chief scout, adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear Grylls.
Overheard in a tower block : poems, Joseph Coelho ; illustrations by Kate Milner.
Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below. Overheard arguments, overheard laughter. A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies who kick you under the table; perfect red trainers and the things that lurk in the library. Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho's astonishing new collection is a powerful and moving poetic narrative about growing up in the city.
A great big cuddle : poems for the very young, Michael Rosen ; illustrated by Chris Riddell.
Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection. The poems in A Great Big Cuddle fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the most remarkable way what it means to be very, very young. A child's world with all its details and feelings toys and games, animals and made-up creatures, likes and dislikes is vividly conjured up in the most memorable, playful language, and Chris Riddell has produced some his most extraordinary pictures ever to bring this world to life. It's a book that will be enjoyed by the oldest grown-up and the youngest child and a future classic.
The Usborne complete Shakespeare : stories from all the plays, stories written by Anna Milbourne, Jerome Martin and Megan Cullis with Henry Brook [and seven others] ; illustrated by Maria Surducan ; designed by Hayley Wells.
This collection of stories from Shakespeare's plays, with beautiful illustrations and quotations, is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Each story includes short details about the main characters, and famous and memorable quotations from the play. This is a fabulous book that will be referred to again and again, by both children and adults.
Art in Niue = Tau tufuga, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Talk about art using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Colours in Niue = Tau lanu, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Name colours using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Count in Niue = Totou numela, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Count to nine using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Creatures in Niue = Tau manu, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Talk about creatures using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Days in Niue = Tau aho, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Name days of the week using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Food in Niue = Tau mena kai, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Name foods using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Misa's bats in Niue = Tau peka, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Fruit bats are busy at night. In this book Misa wakes up two bats and show us how special they are.
Viva weaves in Niue = Tau koloa laufa, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Talk about weaving using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Where in Niue = Ko fe, Carolyn Collis ; Vagahau Niue - Rennie Douglas.
Describe location using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island.
Crack the pirate code, Liam O'Donnell.
Avast! The oceans are filled with pirates! But pirates have a code to follow. Read this title to learn about the code that guided pirates' lives.
Get into pirate gear, Liam O'Donnell.
Ships, sails, swords, and stink bombs! These are only some of the cool gear that pirates used to fight sailors and maintain their own ships. Read this title to learn about more pirate gear.
Sink or swim with pirate ships, Liam O'Donnell.
Fast ships, big ships, they could be anywhere in the sea, waiting. Read this title to learn more about pirate ships and what it took to take care of them.
Maps, Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski.
Explore the world with this lavish new edition of the bestselling Maps. Released to mark the 10th anniversary of the very first edition, this book features 16 brand new maps and has new material on every page. Each highly illustrated map details not only geographical features and political borders but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts assorted with each region. It's a celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects and everything in between!
Pocket full of colors : the magical world of Mary Blair, Disney artist extraordinaire, Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.
From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn't play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly.
Charles Darwin, Kay Barnham.
Find out why Darwin's On the Origin of Species changed both science and society and explore his life story, from his early investigations of the natural world and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, to the publication of his great work. Darwin astounded the world with his theory of evolution but some people were angry that his ideas challenged traditional ideas and those set out by the church. Through his story readers learn about the society and culture of Victorian Britain. Looking at Darwin's discoveries and the events of his life, we learn about the changing ideas in British society between 1745-1901, and the impact that his ideas had on the church and state.
Balderdash! : John Newbery and the boisterous birth of children's books, written by Michelle Markel ; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.
A picture book chronicle of the life of children's book pioneer John Newbery describes how he imagined books filled with stories, science and games before becoming a celebrated author and publisher, changing the literary world forever.
Pop-up Shakespeare, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor ; Jennie Maizels.
Discover all of Shakespeare's thirty-nine magnificent plays in one spectacular pop-up book from Jennie Maizels and the world-renowned comedy theatre troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Interactive spreads with dramatic pop-ups and lift-the-flaps bring to life each of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, romances and tragedies. Packed with hilarious jokes and funny facts, this is the Bard's complete works as they've never been seen before.
Egyptomania, Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno ; [translated by Philippe Barbour].
Find out all about Ancient Egypt in this beautifully illustrated and innovative Lift The Flap book. Learn what Ancient Egyptians wore, what's inside a pyramid, how a mummy is made and much much more by lifting the flaps and discovering the secrets hiding underneath!
The story of Tutankhamun, Patricia Cleveland-Peck ; illustrated by Isabel Greenberg.
Uncover the true story of an Egyptian king, and the 20th century explorer who found him. Discover the troubles Tutankhamun faced as a young king, his untimely death, and his legacy, which lay hidden for centuries. Pore over his treasures, learn the steps of mummification, and see Tutankhamun's fascinating story bought to life. Travel through history with Howard Carter, on his quest to uncover Tutankhamun's hidden tomb, his incredible discovery, and our continued hunt to understand and unearth the riches of Ancient Egyptian life. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of the most famous boy king, and a world-changing discovery.
Hello, Melbourne!, Megan McKean.
Six cheeky (and hungry) magpies set out early in the morning to explore Melbourne and stop in 14 of their favourite places for food, fun, shopping, culture and sport. Join them in colourful laneways and bustling shopping arcades, in the bookish wonders of the State Library and among the sights and smells of world famous Lygon Street. By the end of the day, you'll feel like a true Melburnian.
Antarctica, Steffi Cavell-Clarke.
Explore the world's seven continents and five oceans in this fantastic, globe-trotting series.
Endurance : Shackleton's incredible Antarctic expedition, Anita Ganeri.
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his team set out to cross Antarctica going via the South Pole. However, in 1915, Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice. Shackleton's crew eventually had to abandon ship and live on the ice in freezing temperatures and blizzards, inadequately clothed and with only the food they could catch from the sea. Shackleton and five crew members set off on an epic voyage in a small, open boat to find help in one of the planet's most uninhabited and hostile environments, eventually returning months later to successfully rescue all of the men. This incredible story is retold in vivid detail using quotes from Shackleton and men on the expedition, and is illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts. The story of this expedition is one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavour ever recorded.
Antarctica, Wil Mara.
This book details the history, culture, and geography of Antarctica.
Antarctica, Dr. Diana Prince.
This is a book about the breathtaking beauty of Antarctica. In the pristine blue waters, at the bottom of the earth, this land of ice is stunning in its grandeur. This book is also about the courage of explorers who have risked their lives. And, in the impenetrable ice, there lies another world an enchanting land of creatures, unusual and beautiful, who have made this place their home.
Hai di xiao zong dui tan xian ji. Du jiao jing, Yingguo Vampire Squid Productions you xian gong si zhu hui ; Hai tun chuan mei bian yi.
Hai di xiao zong dui tan xian ji. Hai xiang shou ling, Yingguo Vampire Squid Productions you xian gong si zhu hui ; Hai tun chuan mei bian yi.
Hai di xiao zong dui tan xian ji. Ji e de yin shui yu, Yingguo Vampire Squid Productions you xian gong si zhu hui ; Hai tun chuan mei bian yi.
Hai di xiao zong dui tan xian ji. Mi lu hai xing, Yingguo Vampire Squid Productions you xian gong si zhu hui ; Hai tun chuan mei bian yi.
Ni zhen hao, Gongxi Daye wen tu ; Pu pu lan yi.
Hashire kikansha, Floca Brian ; Higurashi Masamichi.
Inochi no hirogari, Nakamura Keiko bun ; Matsuoka Tatsuhide e.
Miyazawa Kenji no tori = Birds living in Ihatov, Kunimatsu Toshihide bun ; Tateno Hiroshi ga.
Kagaku no tomo no kyūkyūbako, Yamada Makoto bun ; Yagyū Gen-+ichirō e.
Jakki no shiawase, Adachi Nami;Aihara Hiroyuki.
Ritān : dōkutsu hekiga no mahō, Aron Bekkā.
Oborozuki no osanpo gin-+iro, Walter de la Mare shi ; Carolina Rabei e ; Kaigo Reiko yaku.
Harukaze sanpo, Egashira Michiko.
Omocha no katazuke dekirukana, Fukami Haruo;Kajigaya Yōko.
Watashi no sei ja nai : sekinin ni tsuite, Leif Kristiansson bun ; Nimonji Masaaki yaku ; Dick Stenberg e.
Bashō san : nijūichi no meiku o kanshō shiyō, Maruyama Satoshi ; Matsuo Bashō ; Hasegawa Kai.
Boku no kusa no namae, Nagao Reiko.
Yūbinya-san no Kokori-san, saku Nakagawa Hirotaka ; e Ichihara Jun.
Shōgi no kuni no daibōken, saku Nakakura Akiko ; e Fukuyama Chisa.
Neko no takuhaibin, Okuno Ryōko.
Ikiru, Tanikawa Shuntarō shi ; Okamoto Yoshirō e.
Dono hana ichiban suki na hana, Wakisaka Katsuji ; Ishige Mariko.
Boku wa sūpā hīrō : asuperugā shōkōgun no otokonoko no hanashi, Melanie Walsh.
Wanpakudan no himitsu kichi, saku Yukino Yumiko, Ueno Yoshi ; e Suezaki Shigeki.
Count = sootja segi, Carolyn Collis ; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jeong.
The bears are busy in the garden. What are they finding to count.
Days = yoil, Carolyn Collis ; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jeong.
Oscar the Bear is busy all week. Learn the days of the week with him.
Kiwi, Carolyn Collis ; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jeong.
Oscar visits two kiwi cared for at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae. One kiwi is a North Island brown kiwi and the other is a little spotted kiwi.
Puppet = gotdu gaksi inhyung, Carolyn Collis ; translated by Min-Jeong Kim = Kim Min-Jeong.
The puppet is showing his friends what he can do.

Older Fiction

Greatest magical stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo.
Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has collected his greatest magical stories from all around the world and put them in one place. Here! From tiny heroes to talking frogs, and meddling fairies to mysterious sea creatures, this is a timeless collection to treasure forever.
Wishtree, Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Charles Santoso.
An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.
Birthday boy, David Baddiel ; illustrated by Jim Field.
This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. So, at first, it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again. But it's not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.
The wonderling, Mira Bartók.
Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name, a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck, it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home's loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name; Arthur, like the good king in the old stories; and a best friend. Using Trinket's ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur's true destiny.
Love from Lexie, Cathy Cassidy.
Ever since Lexie's mum vanished, her world hasn't stopped spinning. A new home, a new school; even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life. There's plenty to tell; the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and she's starting to feel more alone than ever. Lexie's about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found.
The Losers Club, Andrew Clements.
Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down. So when Principal Vance lays down the law; pay attention in class, or else, Alec takes action. He can't lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn't a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec's club including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like, Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it's just as interesting.
The adventures of Crimson and the guardian, Karen Cossey.
Young Kinsey, an orphan servant girl in medieval times, finds an abandoned cloak in the Pixie Forest. Unable to resist, she puts it on, snaps the clasp shut and is astounded when a talking unicorn magically appears in front of her! What happens next is even more amazing, as Kinsey finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of adventure, from slaying river monsters to fighting off giant wolf-like mungas. But will all her adventures prepare her for the final battle against the evil Snake who is threatening to take over the whole kingdom with his Pegasus of Peril? Kinsey must find strength she never knew she had as she uncovers her true destiny.
Trolled, Bruce Coville ; illustrations by Paul Kidby.
Ned Thump is a seven-foot troll who is made fun of for his love of words so he escapes from the Enchanted Realm to the human world and secretly becomes a night watchman at Grand Central Terminal.
The Wizards of once, written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came. Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring.
Stand by me, Judi Curtin.
What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth's favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they're looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one's heard of ciabatta? And can they help Graham fix a friendship that was destroyed back in 1960? The girls soon discover that fun with friends is just the same whatever time you live in and that real friendship lasts forever even when you're apart. This is an exciting story about time-travel, family, friendship and love.
The Great Shelby Holmes meets her match, Elizabeth Eulberg ; illustrated by Erwin Madrid.
Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old, four feet tall, and full of attitude. But for eleven-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for. In the few weeks since moving to Harlem with his mom, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation, a skill that comes in handy on the first day of school. John's new teacher, Mr. Crosby, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. But as Shelby and John dig deeper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved, someone who may have Shelby beat.
How to be a supervillain, Michael Fry.
Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless! As a last-ditch effort before they give up and let him be a'gasp!'civilian, Victor's exasperated parents send him to apprentice under a disgraced supervillain called The Smear. This matchup starts off as a complete disaster, but Victor and The Smear eventually find that they have a lot to learn from each other. When the stakes get high as Victor is forced to choose between his mentor and his family morals (or lack thereof) what will the world's nicest bad guy do?
The witch's glass, Holly Grant ; pictures by Josie Portillo.
Long ago, the evil wizard Calixto Swift committed a terrible crime against twelve-year-old Anastasia's family, a crime that began the Perpetual War between witches and the people of Nowhere Special. The witches have long since been banished, but deep in the darkest, most forbidden back alleys of Nowhere Special lies Calixto's mysterious, unbreakable glass cabinet. And that cabinet holds the key to Anastasia's missing grandfather if Anastasia, Ollie, Quentin, and Gus (aka the League of Beastly Dreadfuls) can decipher the clues and figure out how to open it.
The thunderbolt pony, Stacy Gregg.
When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she and the rest of the town are forced to evacuate. Evie's injured mum is one of the first to be rescued by helicopter and Evie will be next. But when realises that she will be forced to leave her beloved pony, Gus, her dog, Jock, and her cat Moxy behind, she is determined to find another way. Before the rescue helicopter returns, Evie flees with Gus, Jock and Moxy in a race against time across difficult terrain to reach the port of Kaikoura, where she has heard that people will be evacuated by ship in three days' time. Surely there will be space for her, Gus, Jock and Moxy there? But the journey is harder than Evie could ever have imagined, and with aftershocks constantly shaking, Evie will have to draw on all her bravery, strength, and resilience to bring her and her animals to safety . . . and hope that they reach the boat in time.
Gabriel Finley & the Lord of Air and Darkness, George Hagen.
Gabriel Finley returns to Aviopolis to rescue his mother from Corax.
Threads of blue, Suzanne LaFleur.
A war took Mathilde away from her family when she was chosen to serve her country, Sofarende, with other children working on a secret military project. But now the other children, including her best friend, Megs, have fled to safety and Mathilde is all alone, determined to complete her mission. Mathilde must make her way through a new stage of the war. Haunted by the bold choice she made on the night she chose her country's future over her own well-being, she clings to the promise Megs made long ago: "Whatever happens, I'll be with you".
Great escape, C. Alexander London.
When the wild animals of Ankle Snap Alley start disappearing and Kit the raccoon discovers that they are being taken to the zoo, he leads the Moonlight Brigade on a daring rescue operation to free his friends and family but runs into opposition from animals who prefer a life of protection in the zoo over one of freedom in the wild.
How not to stop a kidnap plot, Suzanne Main.
Michael is on a mission. After a run-in with his sworn enemy, Angus, Michael's brilliant payback plan BACKFIRES. Now he's in the school production as a tree - his WORST NIGHTMARE! When Michael discovers a twisted KIDNAP PLOT, his troubles soon multiply. It's obvious that rich-kid Angus is the target. Can Michael and his motley bunch of mates solve the kidnap mystery and destruct a planet-threatening plan BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?
The ice sea pirates, Frida Nilsson ; illustrated by David Barrow ; translated by Peter Graves ; edited by Penelope Todd.
Ten-year-old Siri sets out to rescue her little sister from a notorious pirate rumored to enslave children in a diamond mine. This is a classic children's adventure and a story of sisterhood, friendship, and courage.
Who killed Darius Drake? : a mystery, Rodman Philbrick.
Arthur "Bash Man" is the school thug, paid with candy to bully and threaten other students. When genius orphan Darius Drake employs Arthur to help him discover the origin of a suspicious threat, written in blood, they uncover a mystery that involves Darius's estranged grandfather, who was imprisoned for forging evidence in a search for a long-lost diamond necklace worth millions. The boys make the dangerous decision to search for the jewels themselves, and in the process, they discover that the car crash that killed Darius's parents was not an accident at all. Who will be next? Where are the diamonds? And who is stalking the boys?
Heart of the land, Sarah Prineas.
With some convinced the Greencloaks are to blame for recent destruction, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan find themselves on trial and later on the run when a Greencloak attacks the council of world leaders from within its ranks.
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling ; illustrated by Jim Kay.
This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and, of course, danger.
The secret sheriff of sixth grade, Jordan Sonnenblick.
In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really you didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, nicer kids. Maverick wants to change all that. One of the last things his father left him was a toy sheriff's badge, back when Maverick was little. Now he likes to carry it around to remind him of his dad and also to remind him to make school a better place for everyone even if that's a hard thing to do, especially when his own home life is falling apart. The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade is a story about standing up for yourself and being a hero at home and in the halls of your school.
Darkness of dragons, Tui T. Sutherland.
Qibli knows Darkstalker must be stopped. And he knows he could stop him if he had magic. With even a sliver of the ancient dragon's all-powerful scroll, Qibli could rewrite history the right way: end war forever; make every dragon happy; perhaps even cast a very small spell so that everyone would like him. Instead, as Darkstalker's dangerous influence spreads across Pyrrhia, entrancing or killing every dragon in the seven tribes, Qibli can only grasp the small animus objects he's borrowed from Turtle. With some clever thinking, Qibli's talons finally hold the power to make a difference. But prophecies are not easy to rewrite. Can Qibli be the magical force Pyrrhia needs, or will he be the one to bring Jade Mountain, and his family, his friends, his whole world crashing down?
The Glass Town game, Catherynne M. Valente ; illustrated by Rebecca Green.
Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontū have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school, a school they might not return from. But on this Beastliest Day, the day Anne and Branwell walk their sisters to the train station, something incredible happens: the train whisks them all away to a real Glass Town, and the children trade the moors for a wonderland all their own.
The princess and the suffragette, Holly Webb.
It is 1913, nine years after the end of A Little Princess saw Sara Crewe escape Miss Minchin's orphanage. Lottie, the smallest girl from the original story, learns about the Suffragette movement from Sara, who returns to visit from time to time. Soon Lottie finds herself sneaking out of the orphanage to attend a demonstration, in defiance of her cold, distant father. A father who has a secret to hide about her own missing mother. It's a story about lost mothers turning up in unexpected situations, the power of friendship and female empowerment.
The storm dog, Holly Webb ; [illustrated by Artful Doodlers]
Tilly is going to stay with her gran and great-gran in Wales. She's got a big school project about the Second World War to do and Gran, who was evacuated herself during the war, has promised to help. Travelling on the train for the first time alone, Tilly falls asleep and wakes up to discover she's travelled all the way back to World War II. She's being evacuated to Wales with her two younger brothers. Stern Mr Edwards offers to give them a home on his remote farm, where she meets a very special sheepdog.
Dandy, the mountain pony, Kelly Wilson.
When nine-year-old Vicki Wilson's beloved lease pony was sold, she was heartbroken. Her family didn't have much money, and she was desperate to have a pony of her own so she could keep riding. Then Vicki has the chance she has been waiting for, to tame and train her own wild pony! How will she earn the trust of her beautiful new chestnut? And will he ever be quiet enough for her to compete at Pony Club or Ribbons Days?
The way to Bea, Kat Yeh.
Recently estranged from her best friend and weeks away from shifting from only child to big sister, seventh grader Beatrix Lee consoles herself by writing haiku in invisible ink and hiding the poems, but one day she finds a reply is it the librarian with all the answers, the editor of the school paper who admits to admiring her poetry, an old friend feeling remorse, or the boy obsessed with visiting the local labyrinth?

Picture Books

I absolutely love animals, characters created by Lauren Child.
Two especially good stories about animals including "I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs" and a brand new story, the poignant and heartwarming "I Will Not Ever Never Forget You Nibbles", published in this collection for the very first time.
Opposites : 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 all about opposites, with gorgeous photographic images on every page.
Fix-it Duck and other stories, Jez Alborough.
Three hilarious stories from the bestselling Duck in the Truck series by highly-regarded author/illustrator Jez Alborough are now brought together in one volume!
Unplugged, Steve Antony.
Blip is always plugged into her computer until one day a blackout forces her outdoors, and she discovers that the real world is a lot more interesting then she realized.
Really feely trucks, [written by, Polly Appleton and Dawn Sirett].
With texture patches, bumpy patterns, and tactile glitter, babies and toddlers will find this touch-and-feel truck book really fun and really feely! Take a close look at a digger with sticky mud in its scoop, a recycling truck with squashy tyres, a fire engine with a big, shiny bumper, and other awesome trucks. Gentle text builds knowledge, and invites you to explore the vehicles, as you find out the name of each truck and learn about its features.From the amazing, 3-D, raised-picture effect cover, to the incredibly tactile insides, Really Feely Trucks is beautifully made and sure to delight preschoolers.
Really feely wild animals, [written by Polly Appleton and Dawn Sirett].
With texture patches, bumpy patterns, and tactile glitter, babies and toddlers will find this touch-and-feel wild animals book really fun and really feely! Meet the stripy tiger cub, the elephant calf with big flappy ears, the scaly chameleon, and other favourite wild animals. Gentle text builds knowledge, and invites you to explore as you find out the name of each wild animal and learn about its features.
A mighty bitey creature, Ronda Armitage ; illustrated by Nikki Dyson.
A raucous, suspenseful, silly comedy starring jungle favourites Monkey, Zebra, Frog and Lion ... and a bottom-biting bush baby! In this raucous jungle caper, something MIGHTY with SUPER-DUPER, ship-shape-sharp teeth keeps biting Frog, Monkey and Zebra ... right on their bottoms! "Ya-hoooooo!" So, guarding their beautiful behinds, the trio run as fast as they can through the jungle. They're looking for big, brave King Lion, who just might know what to do... Delicious drama builds before the bottom-biting creature's identity is finally revealed in this hilarious tale brought brilliantly to life by the read-aloud sound effects of Ronda Armitage and the exuberant, magnificent art of Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes illustrator, Nikki Dyson.
One day on our blue planet the rainforest, Ella Bailey.
A little black spider monkey swings through the rainforests of South America with his mother by his side. Along the way he meets the other inhabitants of the rainforest, from colourful birds in the skies to curious dolphins in the river, all sharing this small corner of our blue planet.
Watch out for the weka, Ned Barraud.
Alf is a hut warden. While taking a swim, a cheeky weka steals his precious watch. He must get it back. That evening, Alf thinks up a cunning plan to outwit the weka and recover his watch. Based on a true story from Awaroa in Abel Tasman National Park, this hugely entertaining picture book reveals the inquisitive and curious nature of our native weka and will delight young and old alike.
Opposite surprise, Agnese Baruzzi.
Flaps on every page reveal a surprising opposite.
Up & down : a walk in the countryside, Rosalind Beardshaw.
With beautiful illustrations from Ros Beardshaw, this elegant little book is a great way of bringing children closer to nature.
Going to school, Rose Blake.
Explore a day in the life of a little girl at school in this book that takes you from breakfast to bedtime. Meet her classmates and try to spot what each friend is up to in every lesson throughout the book. Can you guess what they want to be when they grow up?
Puppy and friends, [this book was made by Ellie Boultwood, Hannah Cockayne, and Amy Oliver].
A touch-and-feel book for your baby, with gentle rhymes, engaging textures for baby to feel, and lots of puppies to meet.
The squirrels who squabbled, Rachel Bright, Jim Field.
Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The lion inside. Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: The very last nut of the season! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and argh! right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now.
The noisy book, Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
The Noisy Book tells the story of Muffin, a little dog with a bandage over his eyes who hears all kinds of big noises. Then he hears a little noise. Can he guess what it is?
Ten little superheroes, Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty.
A traditional counting rhyme with awesome superhero powers (and a super shiny red foil cover!) Evil super villain Monstro and his dastardly League of Bad Guys look set to destroy the city, will the Super Hero Kids have the super powers to defeat them? This series offers familiar settings and popular characters, with lots of things to spot and count on every page in a variety of action packed settings, set within a clever reworking of a traditional counting rhyme, weaving a clever tale which provides a rich and effective first step to learning.
Koalas eat gum leaves, Laura + Philip Bunting.
Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker and he's about to make a discovery that changes everything. A tale about having too much of a good thing!
Rhyme crime, Jon Burgerman.
Once upon a time, a thief committed a crime. Everything he stole was replaced with a rhyme! Hammy's brand new hat was swapped for a cat! Arney's comfy chair was switched for a bear! Will the rhyme thief ever be brought to justice?
The call of the swamp, Davide Cali & Marco Som+ ; translated by Laura Watkinson.
Boris, a swamp creature who was adopted by human parents, starts to question where he truly belongs.
One & other numbers : with Alexander Calder.,
Practice counting on some of the most famous sculptures in the world! Masterpieces by world-famous sculptor Alexander Calder are used to teach quantity in this artful, read-aloud board book.
I [heart] Dad with the very hungry caterpillar, Eric Carle.
This gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say, 'I Love You, Dad!' Dad you're easy to talk to even when I am feeling prickly you are always there that's why I love you, Dad!Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your dad how much you care. This lovely little book features Eric Carle's colourful artwork of animal dads and babies, with the Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Father's Day, or any day you want to say I love you, Dad!
Bunny and friends, [this book was made by Aimée Chapman, Hannah Cockayne and Amy Oliver].
A touch-and-feel book for your baby, with gentle rhymes, engaging textures for baby to feel, and lots of bunnies to meet!
Kitten and friends, [this book was made by Aimee Chapman, Hannah Cockayne and Amy Oliver].
A touch-and-feel book for your baby, with gentle rhymes, engaging textures for baby to feel, and lots of kittens to meet! Stimulates senses, family learning, hand-eye coordination.
I am too absolutely small for school : featuring Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child.
Tu Meke Tūī! : Koni atu kē ngā āhua o te manu rērere, ko Malcolm Clarke te kaituhituhi ; ko Flox te kaiwhakaahua, te ringatoi whakairoiro.
Motuhake ana ngā āhua rerekē o Tere tūi, o Taitū takahē hoki: tērā ka whai ki te tītakataka me te koromiomio i te rangi, tērā anō ka pai ake ki te ngāeheehe ki te ururua o te ngahere. Tu meke tūī! he paki hoahoa, he paki mātātoa, he paki tūhura tonu kia ahatia ā tātou rerenga kētanga i roto i ō tātou mauri motuhake.
This zoo is not for you, Ross Collins.
When a small platypus applies for a vacancy at the zoo, he is taken on a rigorous interview process. But he's far too bland for the chameleons, not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks, quite frankly, will never impress the monkeys. So, disappointed, he leaves. But soon the animals regret being so unkind and join together to welcome him to the zoo. Leading to a very fun party on his Platybus!
My atoll, Niue, Carolyn Collis.
Crab shows us around Niue. Niue is a Pacific Island and is one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth.
Walert = Possum, Carolyn Collis.
Possum lives in Australia and is busy at night.
Yoga babies, Fearne Cotton ; illustrated by Sheena Dempsey.
We're the Yoga Babies, look what we can do! The Yoga Babies love to have fun trying new poses. Sometimes life is busy and tricky, but not to worry! Yoga can help everyone chill out. Follow these babies big and small as they practise yoga at home, in the park and before bedtime, and try along at home too!
Little Elliot, fall friends, Mike Curato.
Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.
Heads & tails, Carli Davidson.
From wet noses to fuzzy paws, babies and toddlers will learn the parts of the body from these adorable dogs and puppies, photographed by New York Times bestselling photographer Carli Davidson.
Shake, wiggle & roll, Carli Davidson.
This early learning board book shared different types of movement, from walking to leaping, illustrated by adorable photographs of dogs and puppies.
Windows, Julia Denos ; illustrated by E.B. Goodale.
Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighbourhood, and coming home.
La la la : a story of hope, Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Jaime Kim.
"La la la la" A little girl stands alone and sings, but there's no response. So, gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips out into the world, calling to the trees and the pond and the reeds. But will anyone sing back to her?
You can never run out of love, Helen Docherty and Ali Pye.
A heart-warming and funny tale about the different kinds of love, and how no matter how much love you give you can never run out. You can't measure love in a bucket or cup. You don't have to worry you'll use it all up. Because love's not a game where you have to keep score. Whenever you give some, you'll always have more. When you've run out of everything else you'll still find. You can never run out of love.
Dog & friends opposites, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Dog and other animals demonstrate five pairs of words with opposing meanings.
Dog & friends playtime, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
What a busy day Dog is having! He wakes up in the morning to hear Bird singing at the window. Dog decides to join in. Dogs can't sing as beautifully as birds can, but fortunately he is soon distracted by another friend! He plays a game of chase with Cat, following the feline out into the garden through the catflap. Outside, Dog meets Frog, and soon they are hopping together to the nearby pond. There Dog laughs with Duck and Fish. Dog does have a lot of friends, doesn't he?
Dog & friends rainbow fun, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Dog begins his day with just one black spot on his ear. But wherever he goes, he runs into different things, all of which leave their mark. At breakfast time, he sits under the table. Splat! A drip of red jam lands on his back. After breakfast, Dog runs outside. His tail dips into a pot of blue paint. Splish! Next, he scampers to the park and rolls around on the grass, which leaves a green stain on his side. Squash! A little boy pats Dog, but his hand is covered in brown chocolate. Squish! A passing bee drops some yellow pollen on Dog. Swish! A little girl drips pink ice cream on him. Splosh! And so it continues so that by the time he finally gets home, Dog has nine different spots on his white coat.
Scarface Claw, hold tight!, Lynley Dodd.
Scarface Claw is happily snoozing in the sun. But then his comfy spot starts to move and suddenly Scarface is off on an unexpected adventure!
The Highway Rat, [Julia Donaldson ; illustrations, Axel Scheffler].
Beware of the Highway Rat. He'll steal your food and your heart! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling story is now available in a gorgeously festive gift book format, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. The Highway Rat rides along the highway stealing all the travellers' food. But a crafty duck and her mysterious sister soon put an end to his crooked ways!
The ugly five, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Who's that singing on the savanna? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savanna, rejoicing in their ugliness-and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are.
Into the Arctic, [illustrated by Emily Dove ; made by Kimberley Faria, Robyn Newton and Amy Oliver].
Journey through the Arctic forest, blustery tundra, and out into the ocean to meet polar bears, caribou, whales, and more interesting wildlife.
Tibs the post office cat, Joyce Dunbar ; illustrated by Claire Fletcher.
Meet Tibs, son of Toodle, son of Tiddles, son of Toby. A trusted employee of the Post Office. Tibs is paid 2s 6d a week to catch mice but he prefers making friends with them! Join Tibs on a curious cat and mouse adventure where everything is not quite what it seems. There was trouble at the Post Office: holes in the mails sacks! Letters torn to shreds! Stamps licked through to the glue! When the postmaster discovers that mice are to blame, he decides to employ a brave new cat to sort them out. Tibs comes from a long line of Post Office cats, so his new career should be a piece of cake, except that instead of catching the mice, Tibs would rather make friends with them! Can Tibs teach them how to tidy up, instead of nibbling the post, and will he be able to deliver the reward that he promised? Soon, these unlikely friends are on an adventure that takes them down to the underground Mail Rail where, together, Tibs and the mice find themselves catching more than they bargained for! This charming story based on the life of a real cat called Tibs who was employed by Post Office in the 1950s to catch mice, earning a tidy sum of 2s 6d a week for his dedicated service. With a career spanning 14 years, the real Tibs became a Post Office celebrity. Featuring a cast of warm and loveable characters, this book will have children captivated by a nostalgic world of stamps, letters and underground mail trains.
This book will not be fun, Cirocco Dunlap ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec.
A book is no place for tomfoolery, and this mouse assures us that his book is to be no exception. Just please ignore that Word-Eating Flying Whale, and oh, no, the lights have gone out. Wait, what is that?! Nothing to fear. Everything is under control.
Sleep tight, Charlie, Michaūl Escoffier, Kris Di Giacomo.
Charlie goes through his bedtime preparations, closes his eyes, and drifts off to sleep, only to be awakened repeatedly by noisy animals outside his window.
Spooky Street, [illustrated by Genie Espinosa ; made by Kimberley Faria, Robyn Newton, and Amy Oliver].
Explore Spooky Street and meet the residents of every haunted home. With lots of creepy creatures to spot along the way and interesting see-through windows, this spooky story is the perfect treat this Halloween!
Old MacDonald heard a fart, Olaf Falafel.
Old Macdonald heard a fart E-I-E-I-O! There are some very rude noises coming from Old Macdonald's farm who could be responsible?
When's my birthday?, Julie Fogliano, Christian Robinson.
Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.
Give me back my book!, Travis Foster and Ethan Long.
Two friends, Redd and Bloo, argue over the possession of one special book with a green cover, hard cover, a nice spine, and pages turn from right to left but unite when Bookworm walks off with it.
Good night, sleep tight, written by Mem Fox ; illustrated by Judy Horacek.
Another perfect picture book from the creators of the bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? Bonnie and Ben have a favourite babysitter whose much loved stories ensure a wonderful whimsical world before bedtime.
Florence Frizzball, Claire Freedman & Jane Massey.
Florence's curly-whirly, wild and crazy hair couldn't be more different from her brother Ben's sleek and shiny do. She begs her mum to let a hairdresser try and tame it, but when she gets the restyle she's after, will Florence be happy with the outcome?
Koala bare, Jackie French ; illustrated by Matt Shanks.
For too long koalas have been called 'bears'. For too long koalas have been called bears. But this koala is out to prove to the world that he is bare !And that never, ever, ever can a koala be called a bear.
A werewolf named Oliver James, Nicholas John Frith.
On his way home one moonlit night, a strange thing happens to Oliver James: he unexpectedly turns into a werewolf! Suddenly, he can run faster than an express train! He can leap higher than tall buildings! He's stronger than a lion! There's only one problem: what on earth will his parents say, when he gets home?
How many baby animals?, Guido van Genechten.
A lighthearted rhyming story features split-page spreads presenting mommy animals who are having babies and invites young children to practice early skills by counting how many babies each mom has.
My first book of patterns, Bobby & June George ; art by Boyoun Kim.
Stripes, polka dots, plaid, chevron, and more are featured in this first-ever patterns concept book that provides readers with the vocabulary to name what they see in the world around them. The ten most prevalent patterns are presented first as a single element (This is a circle), then as a pattern (a lot of circles make polka dots!)
Fluke, written by Lesley Gibbes ; illustrated by Michelle Dawson.
In 2012, a southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. It was only the third time in recorded history that a southern right whale had been born in the harbour, and the people of Sydney were entranced. The story of Fluke is based on this event.
Bunnies hop, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
Pet bunnies wiggle, hop, and thump in this photographic board book for toddlers that highlights animal actions.
Fish swim, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
Pet fish swim, swish, and wiggle in this photographic board book for toddlers that highlights animal actions.
Kittens pounce, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
Kittens meow, pounce, and play in this photographic board book for toddlers that highlights animal actions of these cute pets.
Puppies chase, [written by Rebecca Glaser].
Puppies play, fetch, chase, and swim in this photographic board book for toddlers that highlights animal actions of these cute pets.
I know numbers!, Taro Gomi.
A picture book that introduces the concept of numbers, and different ways that numbers are used in the world.
Something's fishy, Jean Gourounas.
An ice fishing penguin grows increasingly aggravated as his line fails to attract fish, but his activity attracts a cast of curiously chatty polar characters.
Halloween good night, Rebecca Grabill ; illustrated by Ella Okstad.
Ghastly ghouls count down to Halloween.
Oi Cat!, written by Kes Gray ; illustrated by Jim Field.
According to Frog cats sit on gnats, dogs sit on logs, armadillos sit on pillows and chicks sit on bricks! But Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats. Tehy keep biting his bottom. Will Frog help? Can Dog help? What else could Cat possibly sit on?
Meerkat choir, Nicki Greenberg.
The meerkats are excited. They're ready for their very first rehearsal with their meerkat choirmaster. But just as they're about to sing their very first note, they're interrupted by a steady stream of other animals who want to join in. The meerkat choirmaster insists his choir is only for meerkats. And he gets grumpier and grumpier at each interruption.
The gold leaf, Kirsten Hall, Matthew Forsythe.
When the forest animals find a gold leaf, they fight about who gets to have it.
Dr. Eighth, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Eighth Doctor and reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. Two warring races. One Time Lord. Dr. Eighth finds himself stuck in middle of an ancient feud and must rely on his wits to save the day. These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humour and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Eighth continues this series of witty and tongue-in-cheek storybooks each featuring one of the twelve Doctors.
Dr. Ninth, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Jack reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. With a little help from Rose and Jack, Dr. Ninth sets out to prevent an otherworldly invasion. These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humour and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Ninth continues this series of witty and tongue-in-cheek storybooks each featuring one of the twelve Doctors.
Dr. Second, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Second Doctor and reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. It's mayhem in the museum as Dr. Second and his companions find themselves on the run from some abominable baddies. These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humour and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Second continues this series of witty and tongue-in-cheek storybooks each featuring one of the twelve Doctors.
Dr. Seventh, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Seventh and his trusty companion Ace are on the prowl as they stumble upon a pack of fiendish feline foes. These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humour and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Seventh continues this series of witty and tongue-in-cheek storybooks each featuring one of the twelve Doctors.
Seamus's short story, Heather Hartt-Sussman ; pictures by Milan Pavlovic.
Seamus would give anything to be taller! One day, while playing dress-up in his mother's closet, he finds a way to reach new heights. With his mother's high-heeled shoes on, Seamus can suddenly reach everything that was once too high: the top-floor elevator button, the chocolate milk in the fridge, the TV remote and that horrid picture of him as a baby. But when Seamus encounters problems that can't be solved from a great height, he has to admit that sometimes being small just isn't so bad.
Hide and seek, [text by Beth Harwood ; graphics by Jonathan Lamber and Emma Dodd].
Hide and Seek is a lively, lift-the-flap title that encourages baby to look for a furry toy bunny.
Lost and found, [text by Beth Harwood ; graphics by Mike Jolley and Emma Dodd].
In Lost and Found help a baby find his lost teddy, his missing ball and his rubber duck, all revealed in the die cut window at the top of the page.
Mummy, baby, [text by Beth Harwood ; graphics by Mike Jolley and Emma Dodd].
Mummy, Baby reveals a parent animal cat, dog on one side, with babies on the other side kittens, puppies.
Squeak, squeak, [text by Beth Harwood ; graphics by Mike Jolley and Emma Dodd].
With added textures elements, bold patterns and engaging illustrations, Squeak, Squeak is perfect for inquisitive babies.
So special, David Hill ; illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson.
Oscar finds that having his father away a lot can be tough and he gets upset and angry, but with the help of others he learns that his father is really very special. This heart-warming story was created in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Force and addresses the often difficult issues faced by children when a parent is deployed overseas. It will also be of interest to those where a parent is absent for any reason.
Spot loves his Dad, Eric Hill.
Spot loves spending time with his Dad. They do lots of fun things together. Spot loves Dad, and Dad loves Spot.
Duck & Goose : honk! Quack! Boo!, Tad Hills.
Duck and Goose, dressed for Halloween as a ghost and a superhero, respectively, go trick-or-treating in the forest, but they are careful to follow Thistle's warning to look out for a scary swamp monster.
Pirate baby, story by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Ros Asquith.
"Shiver me timbers," said the Captain. "It's a baby!" When the crew of pirate ship Ramshackle find a tiny baby adrift on the high seas, they are a bit flummoxed. Even more so, when they discover it's a baby girl. The adventures that follow in this rollicking tale are full of laughter and surprises, as the pirates sew nappies, make baby clothes out of pirate shirts and even a toy squid out of pirate gloves for the new arrival. The pirates won't give up their baby, not even to the women pirates who pass close by. And when a huge sea monster appears, it's baby Isla who saves the day, to become a true Pirate Baby.
I am Bat, Morag Hood.
I am Bat. I like cherries. I do not like mornings. Do not steal my cherries. Bat's cherries keep going missing. One by one, the precious red cherries are whisked away by mischievous animal tricksters behind Bat's back. Bat fruitlessly tries to catch the culprit and rescue those poor cherries all to no avail. Will the cherries ever be restored to their rightful owner? In the hilarious I Am Bat, super-talent Morag Hood cleverly draws the reader into the story as Bat attempts to track down the guilty cherry thief and everyone's a suspect including you!
Looking for yesterday, Alison Jay.
How can tomorrow ever be as good as yesterday? Boy doesn't think it can be and puts all his scientific knowledge to use, trying to work out how to go faster than the speed of light and make time go backwards. His grandad discovers him exploring the garden looking for wormholes, a possible shortcut back to yesterday and reassures him that tomorrow will hold great experiences, which will become new treasured memories.
The pūriri tree and the little houhere tree, Carol Jenkins ; illustrated from a painting by Don Little ; design by Megan Calder.
An old woman plants a pūriri tree in her garden. It is an unusual tree to choose for a small garden. But she loves that pūriri and tends it with great care. Then the time comes for the pūriri to be chopped down and the houhere to take its place.
Sam sorts : (one hundred favorite things), Marthe Jocelyn.
While cleaning his room Sam organizes one hundred things in a series of different categories.
The bad seed, written by Jory John ; illustrations by Pete Oswald.
The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy.
Miles McHale, tattletale, written by Christianne Jones ; art by Elina Ellis.
Miles McHale is a tattletale and everybody knows it. Luckily his teacher has a plan. But will the tattle battle help Miles learn the difference between tattling and telling.
Izzy Gizmo, Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie.
Izzy Gizmo loves to invent but gets frustrated when her inventions fail to work properly, so when she finds a crow with a broken wing her grandfather urges her to persist until she finds a way to help.
Sail away dragon, Barbara Joosse ; illustrated by Randy Cecil.
Strange, wonderful sights await Girl and Dragon as the inseparable friends journey far across the sea in a third warmhearted and beautifully illustrated tale. Dragon and Girl are the very best of friends, and they share the very same dream: to sail to the farthest far-away. So they set out to sea, Girl sailing on Dragon's back. For a year and a day the two friends search up, down, and around for the faraway place, meeting creatures along the way: dolphins, whales, and even some snarly, sword-wielding pirates. And when Girl and Dragon finally reach the farthest far-away, they still share a heart and the very same dream home. Randy Cecil's muted, dreamy artwork and Barbara Joosse's softly poetic words cast a comforting spell over imaginative explorers, leaving them safe with the knowledge that however far you go, there is nothing quite like coming home again with someone you love.
Counting things, Anna K+vecses.
Count to ten with Little Mouse! This cute board book features a large lift-flap on every spread. Essential first concept learning for stylish families to share.
Opposite things, Anna K+vecses.
Learn your first opposites with Little Mouse in this cute board book with lift-the-flap surprises on every spread.
Stay : a girl, a dog, a bucket list, Kate Klise ; illustrated by M. Sarah Klise.
Eli the dog has been with Astrid since she was a baby, and now that Eli is getting older and slowing down, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him, but knows what is most important to Eli is the time he spends with Astrid.
Danny Blue's really excellent dream, written and illustrated by Max Landrak.
A story about a curious and inventive boy that will make kids think about how each of us sees the world. Danny Blue lives in a world where everything is blue. And while there are many different shades and hues, everything is essentially the same. But then one night Danny sees something in a dream that is unlike anything else. He tried to describe it, but no one can understand what he means, and so he decides to create the thing he saw in his Really Excellent Dream (or R.E.D.). A wonderfully illustrated, off-beat story about invention, dreams and thinking outside the box.
Groovy Joe dance party countdown, Eric Litwin ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
Groovy Joe is a guitar playing dog who loves to sing and dance, and when many other dogs come and join him his home gets a little crowded, but the party is fun, and Joe is definitely a guitar hero.
First day at Skeleton School, Sam Lloyd.
Listen can you hear it? There's a creepy noise. "Welcome!" smiles Mr Bones. "Meet the spooky girls and boys." At Skeleton School they howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls!
A forest, Marc Martin.
There once was a forest. So begins this timeless and touching story of renewal from one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators.
What's up top?, Marc Martin.
What's at the top of the ladder? Is it a hat? Is it a cat? Is it a snail on a whale? Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity.
The knight who took all day, James Mayhew.
When a terrible fire-breathing dragon arrives and threatens to destroy the kingdom, The Knight Who Took All Day begins to prepare for battle. But will he be ready in time? Luckily the quick-witted princess puts things right. A hilarious cautionary tale about the dangers of showing off.
Stories, rhymes and fun for the very young, Margaret Mayo.
Enjoy story time together with this colourful collection of favourite rhymes, lively short stories and original poems. Bursting with rhythm, sound, colour and fun, there's something new to discover on each page, from lively short stories to bouncy rhymes and poems. Created by Margaret Mayo, a much-loved storyteller for the very young, it contains family favourites, such as Five Little Ducks and Speckledy Hen Bakes a Cake; as well as her own fun twists on traditional stories and rhymes, including This Little Piggy and The Enormous Turnip. With bright bold artwork from over twenty leading children's illustrators including the best-selling Lydia Monks, Lauren Child and Tony Ross and a foiled hardback cover, this fun-packed nursery collection is a book for every family, to be loved, shared and treasured.
Noisy nights, Fleur McDonald ; illustrated by Annie White.
A farmer struggles to get to sleep with all the noise from his farm animals. He finally finds the solution to a good nights sleep.
Shine!, story by Patrick McDonnell ; art by Naoko Stoop.
A starfish named Little Hoshi struggles to find happiness in her underwater ocean world and wishes she could be a star in the sky, but with the help of her ocean friends, she discovers the shine within.
The little red cat who ran away and learned his ABC's (the hard way), Patrick McDonnell.
In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again.
Charlie and his amazing tales, Dawn McMillan ; Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird.
I've found my new dog! I know he's the one! He's a walker, a talker, a bundle of fun. Charlie the dog is for sale for only $10. If the price seems cheap for a dog that can talk, wait until you hear the stories that Charlie tells, all of them true, maybe...
Dogs, [David Miles].
Can you guess what kind of dog it is just by looking at the tail? In this 12-page novelty board book, children will learn about different dog breeds in a fun and interactive way. Just pull the tab to slide the page open and you'll find the dog that matches each tail. Children will love the sliding pages and the hidden surprises they'll discover throughout this adorable book. Constructed from super sturdy board for long-lasting play and superb durability, featuring six sliding tab elements each revealing a different dog. Tug a Tail: Dogs makes it finally okay to pull those tails, with no animals harmed.
Farm, [David Miles].
Can you guess what kind of farm animal it is just by looking at the tail? In this 12-page novelty board book, children will learn about different farm animals in a fun and interactive way. Just pull the tab to slide the page open and you'll find the animal that matches each tail. Children will love the sliding pages and the hidden surprises they'll discover throughout this adorable book. Constructed from super sturdy board for long-lasting play and superb durability, featuring six sliding tab elements each revealing a different animal. Tug a Tail: Farm Animals makes it finally okay to pull those tails, with no animals harmed.
Flashing fire engines, Tony Mitton, Ant Parker.
Uses a story format to explain how firefighters use the fire engine to put out a fire.
Terrific trains, Tony Mitton ; [illustrated by] Ant Parker.
Terrific Trains follows the animal crew as they get to grips with railroads. Climb on board and whizz down the track to discover different kinds of trains, the things they do, and how rail travel works.
The perfect thing, written by Sally Morgan ; illustrated by Ambelin Kwaymullina.
Lily's grandpa can solve any problem. He always knows the perfect thing. Grandpa suggests a walk in the park, but Lily has other ideas and lots of weird and wonderful objections. But no problem is too great for grandpa he has weird and wonderful solutions. Grandpa always knows the perfect thing!
Coming home, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.
A robin redbreast in the garden is a common enough sight at Christmas time. We love to see them. Until I wrote this story I thought robins lived all year round in our gardens. Some do. But some travel hundreds of miles from the North, over snowy mountains and stormy oceans, to winter in our gardens. And often they are coming home, back to the very same garden where they were born. Like them, so many of us make the long journey home for Christmas. So this Christmas, look out for a robin. We have more in common than we realise.
Mrs Noah's pockets, story by Jackie Morris ; pictures by James Mayhew.
At last all were gathered inside the ark. It heaved with animals, large and small. Mrs Noah wore a brand-new coat, with a hood and a cape and very deep pockets. Lots of pockets. When Mr Noah builds the ark, he makes two lists one for all the animals who will come on board and one for those troublesome creatures he will leave behind. Meanwhile, Mrs Noah gets out her sewing machine and makes a coat with very deep pockets. Lots of pockets.
The sleepy cicada, S. A. Morrisey.
A sleepy cicada is trying to get to sleep but noisy nocturnal animals, such as the kiwi, possum and morepork, make it impossible.
Llama Llama gives thanks : an Anna Dewdney book, [illustrations by J.T. Morrow ; based on the characters created by Anna Dewdney].
It's Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama's family, giving thanks is always here!
When a wolf is hungry, written by Christine Naumann-Villemin ; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo.
When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving for a city rabbit, his efforts are foiled by apartment dwellers who think he is a new neighbour.
Use your imagination, Nicola O'Byrne.
Rabbit is bored. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. "Why not write a story?" he suggests. "I am a librarian, you know." Well, Rabbit is just delighted what a brilliant idea! And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create the perfect story with lots of exciting props and interesting characters.
What's next door?, Nicola O'Byrne.
Carter, the crocodile hero of Open Very Carefully, is back and he's not happy. All he wants to do is find his way home, but he can't get there by himself he needs your help! In this unique interactive book, with brilliantly designed die-cut pages, children are encouraged to take part in the story, to create a door in the page and use their imagination to guide Carter into new environments. But will he ever escape and find his way home?
Perfectly Norman, Tom Percival.
Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly, and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will his parents think? What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat. But hiding the thing that makes you different proves tricky and upsetting. Can Norman ever truly be himself?
Claymates, written by Dev Petty ; illustrated by Lauren Eldridge.
Two balls of clay have a great time shaping themselves into various animals and objects until their sculptor comes back and discovers the mess they've made of her work.
Rainbow Fish discovers the deep blue sea, Marcus Pfister.
When Rainbow Fish loses his last sparkling silver scale into the ocean's depths, he swims down to retrieve it, despite the warnings of his friends.
Doggy do's & don'ts, words, music & illustrations by John Phillips.
Some dogs are cute, some dogs are sweet, some dogs like to sniff your feet! But be careful what you do cos some dogs get grumpy too! Read or sing along to this doggy ditty and learn some do's and don'ts that will help to keep you safe!
Nothing rhymes with orange, Adam Rex.
All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything until Apple invents a new word.
Nerdy Birdy tweets, story by Aaron Reynolds ; pictures by Matt Davies.
Spending all of his time on social media making online friends, Nerdy Birdy neglects his live friend, Vulture.
Goodnight, goodnight, construction site, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.
At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.
The teacher's pet, written by Anica Mrose Rissi ; illustrated by Zachariah Ohora.
When a class pet proves to be more than a handful, the students agree they cannot keep him, but how will they convince their teacher, Mr. Stricter, who loves the strange creature?
Through the eyes of me, Jon Roberts ; illustrations, Hannah Rounding.
Through the Eyes of Me is a beautiful, colourful picture book for children which gives insight into the world of a child with autism. Readers will meet 4-year-old Kya who loves to run, read, look at and rip up stickers. Through the book, children will learn why Kya does certain things, doesn't like somethings, and really loves other things.
The hat that Zack loves, Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Robert Reader.
This is the hat that Zack loves. This is the dog that races past. And snatches the hat that Zack loves! Join Zack as he chases his hat in this riotous rhyming adventure a total joy to read aloud!
Twinkle, twinkle, ABC, Barney Saltzberg ; illustrated by Fred Benaglia
Sung to the shared tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and The Alphabet Song, this musical mash-up will bring readers to their feet until it's time to sleep.
After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again : a story, Dan Santat.
Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?
Another way to climb a tree, Liz Garton Scanlon ; pictures by Hadley Hooper.
When Lulu's feeling well, she climbs every tree in sight. But when Lulu's sick, all she has is her imagination and a shadow.
The bedtime frog, Axel Scheffler.
When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Desperate to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do, "that's the wrong frog!" Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and that the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last. Pip was very nearly asleep when he heard a voice. "Froggy!" said the voice. It was Posy. "I've forgotten Froggy she sniffed. "I can't sleep without my Froggy!!".
Kid Amazing vs. the Blob, Josh Schneider.
A brave superhero defuses a threat from his arch nemesis (aka his baby sister) by using clever gadgets, superhuman senses, and, ultimately, his brotherly love.
Secret Agent Splat!, Rob Scotton.
Splat notices that his favorite wooden ducks keep going missing can Secret Agent Splat solve the mystery?
Wolfie's secret, Nicola Senior.
Wolfie was no ordinary wolf. He was a wolf with a difference. He had a special, secret talent.
Bertha and Bear, Christine Sharp.
There's a storm brewing and the hive must find a new home. With clouds filling the sky and thunder growling, Bertha bravely rises to the occasion a until she meets Bear, that is!Bertha and Bear is a book buzzing with friendship, finding your place and the courage of one brave little bee.
The antlered ship, written by Dashka Slater ; illustrated by The Fan Brothers.
An inquisitive fox named Marco and a bored flock of pigeons join the crew of deer Captain Sylvia, setting sail in her antlered ship in search of a wonderful island and finding friendship on the way.
Dogosaurus Rex, Anna Staniszewski ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Ben selects from the shelter a most unusual "dog" that wreaks havoc in town until she has a chance to prove her worth.
Thomas helps Hiro, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
When Thomas causes Hiro to have an accident, he has to go and find his friend some new parts. But Thomas ends up wheel-deep in trouble himself!
Thomas' new friend, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
When Thomas causes an accident, he doesn't want to get into trouble. He makes up an engine called Geoffrey to take the blame. But soon everyone wants to meet Thomas' new friend.
Thomas' trusty wheels, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
Spencer has to take the Duke and Duchess to Lord Callan's birthday ball, but Thomas and his friends think there are quicker ways to travel! How many wheels will deliver the Duke and Duchess to Callan Castle?
Victor, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith.
Victor, the shiny red engine, runs the Sodor Steamworks. When Thomas is asked to take over for the day, he finds he has a lot to learn from Victor!
Bim bam boom, Frédéric Stehr.
What are you all doing with the pots, pans and spoons? Making music! A joyful celebration of the unwitting naughtiness of toddlers.
Trucks galore, Peter Stein ; illustrated by Bob Staake.
Strap in for a rousing, rumbling ode to trucks of all stripes, loaded with high-energy verse and whimsical illustrations. Trucks and more trucks! Open-door trucks! Heavy-load trucks! Shake-the-road trucks! Whether hauling dirt or carrying treats, hurrying to put out a fire or hailing from outer space, this endless array of big, noisy vehicles is a dream parade for every child who loves trucks. Revved up by Peter Stein's rhythmic verse, combined with Bob Staake's warm and witty illustrations, this is a road trip kids will want to take again and again.
Animals, Britta Teckentrup.
Match the mummy animal to her baby in this wonderful introduction to early concepts.
Colours, Britta Teckentrup.
Gentle rhyming text combines with a fun spotting activity to present early concepts in a fun new way. Can you identify the correct colour?
First words, Britta Teckentrup.
Explore familiar settings and objects around the home from food to animals, plants, toys, vehicles and shapes.
Moon, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup ; [text by Patricia Hegarty].
If you take a pencil, Fulvio Testa.
Two friends take a pencil and draw two cats, who take on a life of their own.
Winnie and Wilbur : the naughty knight, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.
When Winnie and Wilbur fly over a castle, they swoop down to take a closer look. When the castle turns out to be nothing more than a ruin, Winnie realizes that they are 'hundreds of years too late' and so makes a swoosh of her wand to her them back to medieval times. The ruin becomes a fully functioning fortress and the two of them are there, in suitable attire, on a day of much archery, jousting and feasting. Winnie disguises herself as a medieval lady-in- waiting. Wilbur is a dashing knight in armour. But when they come across a naughty knight,making mincemeat of his rivals in the tournament and losing his temper in the banqueting hall, a little magic is required to put him in his place and give everyone else the entertaining day they've come to the castle to enjoy. Sir Wilbur is given pride of place at the banquet and everyone wants to know who the mysterious knight could be. Winnie realizes things could go badly if their true identities are revealed. They make a swift exit before out-staying their welcome, and the castle is restored to the ruin it was. With medieval magic and mayhem from the start, this story has all the hallmarks of a classic Winnie and Wilbur adventure.
Pick a pine tree, Patricia Toht ; illustrated by Jarvis.
Brimming over with the excitement of being with family at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to, at last, turning on those twinkly fairy lights.
Ally-saurus and the very bossy monster, Richard Torrey.
Ally, who thinks she is a dinosaur, and her friends must learn to deal with a new girl who wants everyone to play by her rules.
That's not my otter, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Meet five adorable otters in this charming addition to the much-loved That's not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet otters with shiny noses, fuzzy ears and fluffy tummies. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
In your hands, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
A prayer from mother to son that he will always in safe hands.
Take Ted instead, Cassandra Webb ; illustrated by Amanda Francey.
It's bedtime for one tired little boy. Why should he go to bed when everyone else in the house is still awake? He has a plan to keep himself wide awake.
That Christmas feeling, Lili Wilkinson ; illustrated by Amanda Francey.
Dottie is waiting for the Christmas feeling to arrive that fizzy, excited feeling, where everything is a bit magical. But this year, Dottie, her brother, Jem, and their dog, Shortbread, are staying with Grandma and Grandpa. Grandma and Grandpa are trying hard, but Christmas just isn't the same.
Ponk, Edwina Wyatt ; illustrated by Chris Nielsen.
Ponk can't fly, but he lives at the top of a tree because the view is so exciting. The trouble is, when Ponk gets excited, he gets dizzy and tumbles out of the tree. Ponk! Even so, he always climbs back up again despite what the neighbours think. Will Ponk find a way to cling to the top, or will he settle for the lower branches?
I dare you, Reece Wykes.
Two bored gorillas decide to play a game of dares. Eating dares. Who will end up the big-bellied winner, and who the sore-bellied loser?

Younger Fiction

The worm and the bird, Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there. Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind. As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for?
Flash's dash, Emily Bliss ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.
Cressida is thrilled to be the first human to participate in the annual Thunder Games, but angry boulders and an inept wizard-lizard threaten to ruin the competition.
Wordplay : a Toon Book, Ivan Brunetti.
In this introduction to compound words by a famed cartoonist, a young student named Annemarie learns how to have fun with language.
Billy and the Minpins, Roadl Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping Gruncher. Will it gobble Billy too or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?
Baxter is missing, Rebecca Elliott.
A famous author is coming to visit and Eva and her classmates are assigned to write a story but Eva Wingdale is totally distracted because her pet bat, Baxter, has gone missing, and she suspects that the sneaky squirrels have something to do with her missing pet.
Letters to a prisoner, Jacques Goldstyn ; [translated by Angela Keenlyside].
Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word. Inspired by Amnesty International's letter-writing campaigns to help free people who have been jailed for expressing their opinion, the book tells the story of a man who is arrested during a peaceful protest. In solitary confinement, he begins to despair until a bird delivers a letter of support written by somebody outside the prison. Every day more missives arrive until the prisoner escapes his fate on wings made of letters.
Asterix and the Vikings : the book of the film, editorial concept: BB2C Conseil ; collaboration on the text: Marlene Soreda ; collaboration on the design: Studio 56 ; translated by Anthea Bell.
Welcome to Camp Woggle, Adele Griffin ; art by Mike Wu.
With school out Oona and her brother Bonk are busy helping their father gather food, but Oona's pet Stegosaurus is something of a cave wrecker when left at home all day, so the children start Camp Woggle where all the local pets can amuse themselves during the day but Mauro's pet T-Rex is a problem because he has a tendency to want to eat the other campers.
Where's Wally? : destination: everywhere!, Martin Handford.
Celebrate the first 30 years of Where's Wally? with this exclusive anniversary album from Wally to his fans.Join Wally as he handpicks his top ten journeys of all time, with lots of terrific twists! Fantastic scenes are revisited in Wally's very own scrapbook bursting with art, new things to search for and additional eye-boggling games to play. An amazing gift for the ultimate fan of the bespectacled red-and-white striped traveller in his 30th anniversary year!
Pigsticks and Harold lost in time!, Alex Milway.
Pigsticks aspires to be a brilliant inventor like his great-aunt Ada Lovepig, and the Tuptown Science Fair would be the perfect showcase for his skills except his spaceship invention is a mess, and it's already the day of the competition. He needs more time! Luckily, his great-aunt Ada happens to have left behind an intact time machine, and fueled by the thought of future cakes not yet invented, Harold signs on for another Pigsticks scheme. When the lever breaks on the time machine, however, Pigsticks and Harold are catapulted back and forth through history way back to the era of the dinopigs, ahead to the building of the Statue of Pigerty in New York, back to ancient Rome and its famous Julius Squealer with no way to make the traveling stop, and with dangerous moments at every turn. Can they buy themselves enough time and a new lever for the machine to make it home again in one piece? Piece of cake! (They hope.)
Oceana's kitty catastrophe, Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Kirsten Richards.
Sshh... not for parents! You can keep a secret, right? Clara and I have a herd of tiny, talking, splishy-splashy, flying horsesand theyre real! Its true. Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much trouble. Who would have thought a weekend at Nana's could lead to a complete kitty catastrophe!
The secret of Black Rock, Joe Todd-Stanton.
Erin is fascinated by the legend of Black Rock. A huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! But are the tales really true? One day Erin sneaks on board her mother's fishing boat to find out.
Oliver Twist and other great Dickens stories, retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams.
Charles Dickens is not only the author of some of the best-loved stories in the English language, but also the creator of some of its most memorable characters. This book retells five of Dickens' most popular stories namely "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "A Christmas Carol".
The further adventures of Gobbolino and the little wooden horse, Ursula Moray Williams ; illustrated by Catherine Rayner.
When Gobbolino receives his sister Sootica's call for help, he leaves his comfortable new life as a kitchen cat and sets off for the Hurricane Mountains, home of the old witch with whom his sister lives. On the way he meets the Little Wooden Horse, who offers to accompany him on his journey. It's just the beginning of many exciting, magical and sometimes dangerous adventures for these two brave and kind- hearted friends.