Recreation

New Titles Children's August 2017 (arrived in July 2017)

Audio Visual

Albion : the enchanted stallion, directed by Castille Landon.
A young girl, Evie, is whisked away on a magic horse to the mythical world of Albion. She uncovers an ancient war between the peaceful Danaan and the evil Milesians. With the help of a magnificent black stallion, a young warrior, and her comical friend, Evie must find the strength within herself to end the conflict and bring peace to Albion.
Beauty and the beast, directed by Bill Condon.
The journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle.
Garfield goes west, directed by Philippe Vidal.
Sheriffs, cowboys and a moustache mob robbing banks. Its a western movie and the Director? ... not exactly a cool cat...its Nermal! His cast includes Eddie Gourmad as the sheriff, soon to be replaced by a certain Jon Arbuckle with Garfield and Odie as deputies. Nermal, wishing to break all box-office records ever, has also hired a singing rat, a bunch of Ninjas and a zombie!
Lilo & Stitch.
Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts Stitch, a troublesome creature from space.
Pokemon the movie. Hoopa and the clash of ages.
In a desert city by the sea, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends meet the Mythical Pokemon Hoopa, who can summon all sorts of things - including people and Pokemon - through its magic rings.
The Lego Batman movie, directed by Chris McKay.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
The Swan Princess. Royally undercover, directed by Richard Rich.
After mysterious visitors arrive in the Kingdom, Princess Alise, Lucas and their friends go undercover on a secret spy adventure to see if they can be trusted. They will need all of their superior detective skills as well as some super cool gadgets to solve the royal mystery and save the Kingdom.
TinkerBell, directed by Bradley Raymond.
Enter The World Of Fairies. Long before Peter Pan and the Lost Boys soared into Never Land, the world's most beloved fairy and her friends were creating their own special magic. For the very first time in film, Tinker Bell opens the doors to Pixie Hollow, a secret hideaway deep in the heart of Never Land, where the Disney Fairies make their home.
101 kids songs.
Classic Disney.
Duets, the Wiggles.
The Wiggles Duets has been nearly three decades in the making! Over the years we have been lucky to have performed with some wonderful entertainers from home and around the world!
Wiggle around Australia, the Wiggles.
With Wiggle Around Australia you can follow Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony around Australia on their fabulous Big Show Tour! Shot on location and in concert, you can see The Wiggles perform all your favourite Wiggly songs from the last 26 or so years, in the comfort of your living room, lounge room or car!
Blaze and the monster machines. Race to the top of the world.
Join Blaze and his Monster Machine pals in an epic double-length adventure as they race past pirates, the Great Sphinx and Crusher in the Race to the Top of the World! Plus, blaze forest trails with the Truck Rangers and blast off to the moon with Darington!
Doc McStuffins. Toy Hospital.
Join Doc as she goes from running her backyard clinic to taking charge of a new, state-of-the art toy hospital. The excitement begins when Doc is transported to McStuffinsville, a magical new place filled with toys. There, she becomes the new Chief Resident of McStuffins Toy Hospital. Thankfully, she's brought the whole gang to pitch in, with Lambie in the nursery, Stuffy on vet duty, Chilly as receptionist, Rosie the ambulance and, of course, Hallie too.
Elena of Avalor. Ready to rule.
Brave, 16-year old Elena must learn to reign with wisdom and compassion over Avalor. She'll have plenty of help from her grandparents, sister Isabel, and wizard-in-training Mateo. With a plethora of support, Elena embarks on a bold quest to restore her kingdom and prove she's ready to rule!
Fireman Sam. On thin ice.
Pontypandy is on thin ice when blustery blizzards cause chaos! Trevor gets stranded in the snow while Sarah and James are trapped on an icy island. In the meantime, Elvis just can't seem to stop on his skis and Norman's tricks cause an accidental avalanche. Luckily the Rescue Team is cool, calm and ready to help. So move aside and make way, Fireman Sam is going to save the day!
LEGO Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu. Season 6, volume 1.
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. A new evil named Nadakhan the Djinn is released and a new age of piracy begins. It is up to the Ninja to stop him.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Mickey's sport-y-thon.
Put on your sneakers and get ready for the greatest sporting event ever! Join referee Goofy and all your Clubhouse Pals from earth and outer space as they compete in wonderfully wacky games.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Pop star Minnie.
Minnie's dream of singing onstage is about to come true, until her Clubhouse backup band pals discover that their musical instruments are gone! Now, the race is on to track them down and reach Melody Mountain by sunset.
PAW patrol. Game on!,
PAW Patrol is going for the gold in these 7 sporty adventures! Whether its a basketball game, a football match, snowboarding, a big race, or the ancient art of Pup-Fu, the pups are ready to romp to victory while they play AND save the day.
Shaun the Sheep. Happy Farmer's day.
Get ready for more outrageous inventiveness, sheepish shenanigans and panic in the pasture with Shaun the Sheep. In these episodes Bitzer makes the mistake of accepting Shaun's offer of help in the kitchen, Timmy decides to show the Farmer what it's like to be a sheep while the flock attempt to transform an outcast pig into the epitome of porcine sophistication.
Shimmer & Shine. Welcome to Zahramay Falls.
Shimmer and Shine are so thrilled to receive the Green Burst Gem from Princess Samira that when they visit Leah, they take the gem along to show it to her.
Sofia the First. The secret library.
When Sofia discovers a wondrous hidden library of unfinished books, she learns it is her destiny as 'story keeper' to make the tales come out right. Fly along on her brave quest to rescue Minimus' brother. Then, journey to Freezenberg, where Miss Nettle has snatched all the snowdrop flowers in the kingdom. Can warm hugs from Olaf inspire Sofia to save the day?
The lion guard. Life in the pride lands.
Rough, tough and roarin' to go, your favorite heroes are back for even more epic adventures!
The lion guard. Unleash the power.
Alone, every hero has his or her own special talent. But when champions work together, the results are "un-Bunga-lievable"!
Thomas & friends. Whale of a tale & other Sodor adventures.
Thomas and his friends have tall tales to tell. A rumour about Toby spreads across the island, as Henry believes he has the chickenpox. Thomas blames his blunders on an imaginary engine, and when Toad spots a stranded whale it really is a whale of a tale!
Little women, Louisa May Alcott.
With their father away fighting in the American Civil War, the four March girls are facing a lean Christmas with their mother.
Fish Boy, Chloe Daykin
People call me Fish Boy. My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea. They say I've always got my mouth open, but what's wrong with that?
Harvey Drew and the Junk Skunks, Cas Lester.
It's chaos once more on the bridge of the Toxic Spew.
Molly and Pim and the millions of stars, Martine Murray.
Molly has a strange life. Her mama collects herbs at dawn and makes potions, her father and brothers have gone away, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan.
Pottymouth and Stoopid, James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
Two bullied underdogs finally win the day when their troubles inspire a hit TV show
Family, friends and furry creatures, Liz Pichon.
Working HARD on my school project, I've found out ALL kinds of interesting FACTS I wasn't expecting to. STUFF like: Mum and Dad got together because of cake. (full story inside), cats sleep for 70% of their lives, and peppermint ice cream is JUST WRONG. (TRUE.)
Northern lights, Philip Pullman.
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend other kidnapped children from becoming the subjects of gruesome experiments the far North.
Clover Moon, Jacqueline Wilson.
Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage and the chance to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?
There's a Viking in my bed, Jeremy Strong.
After falling overboard from his longboat, Sigurd the Viking finds himself in modern-day Flotby a small English seaside town. Finding refuge in the aptly named Viking Hotel, Siggy's attempts to embrace modern ways end in disaster. His attempt at romance is no better, as even the course of true love doesn't run smoothly when Siggy's involved.

Into Reading

Airplanes, Thomas K. Adamson.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to airplanes. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Garbage trucks, Thomas K. Adamson.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to garbage trucks. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Ships, Thomas K. Adamson.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to ships. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
The old steam train, Heather Amery ; adapted by Lara Bryan ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; reading consultant, Alison Kelly.
What's that puffing along the old train track?
The snow storm, Heather Amery ; adapted by Lara Bryan ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; reading consultant Alison Kelly.
It's snowing on Apple Tree Farm and Woolly the Sheep is missing! Will Poppy and Sam be able to find him?
Fly Guy meets Fly Girl, Tedd Arnold.
When Fly Guy meets Fly Girl, he is amazed and smitten.
Fly high, fly guy!, Tedd Arnold.
Mum and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride. Zany illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a fun reading adventure for the beginner.
Paddington's prize picture, Michael Bond ; illustrated by R.W. Alley.
Paddington enters a painting contest after Mr. Gruber shows him how fun it can be.
Backhoes, Chris Bowman.
Simple text and full-colour photography introduce beginning readers to backhoes. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Bulldozers, Chris Bowman.
Simple text and full-colour photography introduce beginning readers to bulldozers. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Cranes, Chris Bowman.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to cranes. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Fire trucks, Chris Bowman.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to fire trucks. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Biscuit flies a kite, story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories.
Biscuit and Puddles are ready to fly their kites. Now all they need is some wind!
Andy & Sandy and the big talent show, Tomie dePaola ; cowritten with Jim Lewis.
Andy and Sandy are entering the big talent show! Sandy can juggle. Sandy can tumble. Sandy can hula hoop. Andy cannot do any of these things. But when Sandy is the one who gets stage fright, Andy can save the day!
Otter : let's go swimming!, Sam Garton.
Otter is going to learn to swim at the beach if she can get over her fear of the sea.
Duck, duck, dinosaur. Bubble blast, written by Kallie George ; illustrated by Oriol Vidal.
It's bath time for two little ducklings and one big dinosaur! Spike loves soap, but Feather and Flap don't want to scrub. What will Spike do to make getting clean fun for everyone? This short, sweet, and very bubbly story will help show kids how much fun bath time can be.
The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book, Charise Mericle Harper.
Yellow Bird has found a button and wants to share it with Red Bird and Blue Bird. This is just an ordinary button. It does not do anything when you press it. But when Red Bird and Blue Bird give it try, they are delighted to find that the button does not do nothing, and that is something!
A fairy ballet, Daisy Meadows.
Join the Weather Fairires as they prepare for a very special performance straight from the heart!
Dump trucks, Emily Rose Oachs.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to dump trucks. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Police cars, Emily Rose Oachs.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to police cars. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Tractors, Emily Rose Oachs.
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction tractors. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Hair dos and hair don'ts, Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior illustrations by Ted Enik.
Preparing for picture day at school by choosing just the right outfit, Nancy wonders how she should style her hair and considers pigtails, a bun, and long ringlets before formulating a plan that has her reaching for the scissors.
Horrid Henry's swimming lesson, Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid.
Mercy and the hippo, Lauren St John ; illustrated by Nila Aye.
Mercy loves all animals especially the hippo who lives next to her African village. But when a drought threatens the hippo's home, will Mercy be able to save her?
Happy Pig Day!, Mo Willems.
Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year, but Gerald the elephant is sad, thinking that he cannot join the fun.
I am going!, Mo Willems.
Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald the elephant that she is going, sending him into a panic.
Listen to my trumpet!, Mo Willems.
When Piggie plays her new trumpet for Gerald, the elephant decides he must be honest in his response.
We are in a book!, [by Mo Willems].
Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?
My kite is stuck! and other stories : a Duck, Duck, Porcupine! book, Salina Yoon.
Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine are back in another charming trio of stories.

Non-Fiction

100 most unexplained mysteries on the planet, [Anna Claybourne].
Do you dare to discover the world's strangest creatures and uncover the weirdest facts? Then this book is for you. Find out why the goonch is known as a man-eating catfish or who fights off killer creatures by spraying acid-filled blood from its eyes.
A world of information, James Brown and Richard Platt.
Do you know how many bones there are in the human body or how clouds form? Or about different types of knots or how Morse code works? Each illustration is both beautiful and enlightening, and is accompanied by an engaging fact-filled explanation by celebrated author Richard Platt.
Usborne big picture book general knowledge, James Maclaine ; illustrated by Annie Carbo.
When were the first fireworks made? How many satellites have been sent into space? And what does the word kimono mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this stunningly illustrated book, guaranteed to keep fact-loving, question-asking children entertained for hours on end. Includes internet links to websites to find out even more.
Left & right, Lorna Hendry.
Left and right are all around us. From our hands and feet to our eyes and ears, the notion of left and right is inescapable. Left and right control how we travel and play sport, and even how we eat. The vast extent of how this deceptively simple subject shapes our lives is revealed in the Left And Right book.
My first Bible : stories from the Old and New Testament, written by Katherine Sully ; illustrated by Simona Sanfilippo.
Twelve beautifully illustrated stories from the Old and New Testaments provide the perfect first introduction to the Bible. Combining simple retellings with charming artwork, these well-known and well-loved tales are perfect to read together with young children or for older children to read for themselves.
You talking to me? : discover the world of words, codes, emojis, signs, slang, smoke signals, barks, babbles, growls, gestures, hieroglyphics & more, Catherine Ham.
Explores various forms of language and communication through human and natural history.
Stormy seas : stories of young boat refugees, Mary Beth Leatherdale and Eleanor Shakespeare.
A desperate last hope for safety and freedom. The plight of refugees risking their lives at sea has, unfortunately, made the headlines all too often in the past few years. This book presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum.
Where will I live?, Rosemary McCarney.
Young refugees wonder what their new homes will be like in this nonfiction photo-based picture book featuring images of refugee children from around the world.
Ready, set baby!, Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by Qin Leng.
Big kids Anna and Oliver give young readers the inside scoop on what to expect when a new baby is expected. In a fresh picture book/comic style, Ready, Set Baby offers up a funny, loving, reassuring peek into life as a big brother or sister with solid information, kid-friendly humor, and even tips for parents on how to help kids thrive when the new baby arrives.
Why do families change? : our first talk about separation and divorce, Dr. Jillian Roberts ; illustrated by Cindy Revell.
A nonfiction picture book that introduces very young children to the concept of separation and divorce in a resassuring and straightforward way.
Why don't we all live together anymore? : big issues for little people after a family break-up, written by Dr. Emma Waddington and Dr. Christopher McCurry ; illustrated by Louis Thomas.
Town and country, illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood.
Compare town and country scenes full of clever little details in this beautiful new Turnaround Book spot buses, trains, and skyscrapers in the town and tractors, mountains, and farm animals in the country. Open the book one way to explore the town scene and then flip the book over to delve into the country landscape. What can you see thats the same in both scenes? What can you spot that's different?
Eyes & spies : how you're tracked and why you should know, Tanya Lloyd Kyi ; art by Belle Wuthrich.
This book looks at the way information and data is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Arguments for both increased security and increased privacy are offered, encouraging readers to think critically about the issues. Topics relevant to children are included, such as being tracked at school, cyberbullying, and online safety.
The secret project, Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Jeanette Winter.
At a former boy's school in the remote desert of New Mexico, the world's greatest scientists have gathered to work on the "Gadget," an invention so dangerous and classified they cannot even call it by its real name. They work hard, surrounded by top security and sworn to secrecy, until finally they take their creation far out into the desert to test it, and afterward the world will never be the same.
Philanthroparties! : a party-planning guide for kids who want to give back, Lulu Cerone.
This unique DIY party guide features thirty-six ideas on how to transform any holiday or social gathering into a chance to give back.
Proud to be deaf : discover my community and my language, Ava, Lilli and Nick Beese.
Ava is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf and she's proud of it. She loves her Deaf community, that she's bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people.
Volcanoes and other forces of nature : a LEGO adventure in the real world.
LEGO minfigures introduce readers to a variety of natural forces that impact the world, including volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and blizzards.
Wildfires, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event.
50 things you should know about the environment, Jen Green.
Earth's varied environments have been shaped by gigantic forces. Volcanoes explode with molten lava from deep in the core, while continental plates rub together to produce violent earthquakes and huge tsunamis. Step inside to explore how our environment works and how we live impacts its changing nature.
This book stinks! : gross garbage, rotten rubbish, and the science of trash, Sarah Wassner Flynn.
Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish.
Climate change, [written by Dan Green ; created by Basher].
An introduction to climate change covers such topics as the polar ice caps, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and fossil fuels.
Top 50 villains, Terry Deary ; [illustrations by Geri Ford].
Get ready to meet 50 of history's vilest villains. From gangs of gangsters to maniacs who massacre, come face to face with the biggest baddies in history.
Schools around the world, Eleanor O'Connell.
Going to school on a boat or even a moving school bus arent the settings for a fictional story, but real-life scenarios for some children around the world. Readers will love learning about different schools and culturesand picturing what their lives would be like in similar circumstances. This beneficial volume, with its bright, colorful images, is a worthy addition to any social studies collection.
Stephen Biesty's trains!, [written by Ian Graham ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty].
This is a selection of well-loved trains. Look inside one of the first steam trains, a luxury electric train, a high-speed train of the future and more, to discover their inner workings. With over 40 flaps to lift and fantastic immersive artwork, Stephen Biesty brings to life the remarkable story of trains from all around the world.
Children's transport encyclopedia.
A fascinating, fact-filled look at the world of transport, with more than a thousand full colour illustrations.
Transportation : how people get around, Gail Gibbons.
Depicts such modes of transportation as a ferryboat, a large jet plane, a sports car, a camper RV, a sailboat, and a sightseeing boat.
A history of fashion, Emily Bone and Laura Cowan ; illustrated by Simona Bursi [and three others] ; designed by Caroline Day [and three others].
An illustrated journey through over 5,000 years of fashion, beginning with ancient clothing worn by Stone Age people, then onto the extravagant fashions of medieval and 16th-century nobility.
Birthdays : beyond cake and ice cream, Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton.
How do you celebrate the day you joined the world? Find out whose party includes a horse race, which culture does a coming-of-age fire-ant ritual, and other wonderful ways birthdays are celebrated around the world.
The wild swans : also includes the nightingale, Hans Christian Andersen ; translated by Misha Hoekstra ; illustrated by Helen Crawford-White.
A fresh translation of the classic fairy tale of courage and a sister's love.
Celtic tales : fairy tales and stories of enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales, illustrations by Kate Forrester.
The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition.
I te timatanga, Peter Gossage ; nā Kāterina Mataira i whakamāori.
A retelling of the Māori creation story in which the children of Rangi and Papa, tired of living in the dark, force their parents apart and allow light into Aotearoa. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Princess Sophie and the six swans : a tale from the Brothers Grimm, retold & illustrated by Kim Jacobs.
A king's daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.
Piagsugpatan : stories of the Mandaya, retold by Marcy Dans Lee.
Folk stories for children.
Trolls, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
Describes trolls, covering their place in folklore, how they use magic, and how they can be defeated.
Mythology, written by Neil Philip.
Eyewitness Mythology is an intriguing and captivating introduction to the culturally diverse world of mythology. Discover everything from creation myths, the origin of humans, and mythical beasts, to gods and goddesses and explore how different mythologies explain the mysteries of our world.
Giants, trolls, witches, beasts : ten tales from the deep, dark woods, Craig Phillips ; [introduction by Carole Wilkinson].
A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon, after all the king's knights fail... The Polar Bear King loses his skin... Momotaro, born from a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face...
The three billy goats Gruff, Jerry Pinkney.
Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.
The Monkey King : a classic Chinese tale for children, David Seow ; illustrations by L.K. Tay-Audouard.
Inspired by Chinese folktales and legends about Monkey, King of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, Great Sage Equal to Heaven. But his friends just call him Monkey! Hilariously mischievous and full of energy, Monkey has uniquely amazing magical powers. Long ago, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, was so unhappy that China was in great turmoil that he even considered destroying its people.
The steadfast tin soldier, Hans Christian Andersen ; retold by JooHee Yoon.
The perilous adventures of a toy soldier who loves a paper dancing girl culminate in tragedy for both of them.
Fairies, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
In Fairies you'll learn more about these whimsical creatures. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along.
Mermaids, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
In Mermaids you'll learn more about these whimsical creatures. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along.
The silly book of weird and wacky words, Andy Seed ; illustrated by Scott Garrett.
Do you know what 'park your jam on the frog' means? Fancy some ognib? What rhymes with 'circus'? plus many more amazing things you never knew about words. Have hours of fun wixing up your murds with this hilarious book, packed full of rhymes, puns, games, jokes, gibberish and more.
Children's illustrated thesaurus.
The ideal reference book for young readers and writers, DK's Children's Illustrated Thesaurus has everything a child needs to develop their vocabulary.
The know-nonsense guide to grammar, written by Heidi Fiedler ; illustrated by Brendan Kearney.
Provides a basic introduction to English language grammar, including parts of speech, grammar rules, and the literary devices that writers use to create specific effects.
Hands-on science : 50 kids' activities from CSIRO, editors, Sarah Kellett, David Shaw and Kath Kovac.
Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on water? Or how the ancient Egyptians made mummies? Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from around your home and find out the answers with these 50 kid-approved science activities from CSIRO.
Roald Dahl's George's marvellous experiments, [written by Barry Hutchison] ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can't do that at home (so don't even try!), but here's some amazing science that you can do!
Look I'm a scientist.
Provides step-by-step instructions for over twelve science experiments, demonstrating why water turns to ice, what causes static electricity, and how to create bubbles.
How to be a scientist, written by Steve Mould.
Discover the skills it takes to become a scientist! Being a scientist isn't just about wearing a white coat and doing experiments int a laboratory. It's about exploring, investigation testing, and figuring out how things work. How to be a Scientist is packed with fun activities and projects that let you answer lots of tricky questions and help to explain the world around you.
We're going on a bear hunt : my adventure field guide, [text by Hannah Pang].
An inspiring and fun field guide to the natural world, featuring artwork from the animated special of We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
A journey through nature, Steve Parker ; illustrated by John Haslam.
Take a journey from your doorstep to distant lands. See a pond frog catching flies, a bear leaving its woodland den, and elephants grazing the African grasslands, as this delightful visual safari transports you through the varied habitats of the planet.
Hello spring!, Shelley Rotner.
Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of spring, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life.
100 steps for science : why it works and how it happened, written by Lisa Jane Gillespie ; illustrated by Yukai Du.
This comprehensive introduction to science features 10 important scientific discoveries and concepts, and charts how they have developed over the centuries.
Math lab for kids : fun, hands-on activities for learning with shapes, puzzles, and games, Rebecca Rapoport and J.A. Yoder.
Math Lab for Kids provides 52 fun labs to teach children basic math concepts through activities and games.
Outdoor math : fun activities for every season, Emma AdBage.
Look around you math is everywhere! This introduction to math uses objects found in nature to explore arithmetic, counting, shapes and more with fun activities for every season.
50 things you should know about space, Raman Prinja.
What exactly goes on at the International Space Station and why does the Earth spin? Just how big is our galaxy and how did the Moon form?
Many moons, Remi Courgeon ; [translated by Marion Serre].
Learn about the different phases of the moon. Night after night, the moon takes a new shape. Sometimes it looks like a brilliant smile, and sometimes it looks as round as the sun. From the new moon to a waning crescent, Many Moons explores the different phases of the moon.
Ants rule : the long and short of it, Bob Barner.
The ants need to plan the Blowout Bug Jamboree! But how can they build a thrilling carnival ride for the festival if they don't know how many bugs will come, or how big those bugs will be? This is a colorful and fun-filled introduction to nonstandard measurement, comparison, and organizing and representing data.
The know-nonsense guide to measurements, written by Heidi Fiedler ; illustrated by Brendan Kearney.
Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of measurement, including common units of measurement, how to convert from one unit to another, and the difference between measures used in the United States and the metric system.
What's your favorite color?, Eric Carle and friends.
Fifteen children's book artists, including Lauren Castillo, Frann Preston-Gannon, and Melissa Sweet, share their favorite colours and explain why they love them. This personal collection will inspire readers to create favorite-colour drawings and stories of their own.
Electricity in your life, written by Bo-hyun Seo ; illustrated by Sung-hwa Kwak.
A young girl realizes how important electricity is in her life when she discovers how many electrical items she uses every day. Through vivid illustrations and easy-to-understand text, readers will learn how electricity travels from the power plant to the electric appliances in their homes. Readers will learn how to conserve electricity to prevent blackouts and save energy.
Dot to dot in the sky : stories of the aurora, Joan Marie Galat ; illustrated by Lorna Bennett.
The night sky is a treasure trove of stories filled with heroes, wild animals, and adventure. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. In this new edition of the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, Joan Marie Galat explores the legends and facts of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Like the rest of the books in this series, Stories of the Aurora contains all the scientific facts a child should know about this beautiful phenomenon in the night sky.
SMASH! : [exploring the mysteries of the universe with the Large Hadron Collider], Sara Latta ; illustrated by Jeff Weigel.
Nick and Sophie, two cousins from the United States, visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research and learn about the Large Hadron Collider. Throughout their tour, they chat about the mysteries of particle physics and the building blocks of matter.
Periodic table, [written by Alice James ; illustrated by Shaw Nielsen ; designed by Emily Barden].
Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps.
Volcanoes : fire and life, Jon Chad with color by Sophie Goldstein.
Aurora, a young explorer, introduces the science and characteristics of volcanoes, discussing lava, tectonic plates, the creation of new land masses, and magma vents.
Volcanic eruptions, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event.
Earthquakes, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst earthquakes in this book from San Francisco in 1906 to Nepal in 2015. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
Marine science for kids : exploring and protecting our watery world : includes cool careers and 21 activities, Josh and Bethanie Hestermann ; foreword by Stephanie Arne.
Describes the different types of marine science, including geology, oceanography, and marine biology, and discusses the current challenges facing marine environments.
Tsunamis, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst tsunamis in this book from the Tokaido tsunami in Japan in 1923 to the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.
Rivers of sunlight : how the sun cycles water around the Earth, Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm ; illustrated by Molly Bang.
The sun explains its role in the movement of water around the Earth, from the lifting of fresh water from the seas, to the movement of underwater currents that nourish the world's oceans.
Floods, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst floods in this book from the Johnstown flood in the USA in 1889 to the North India Floods of 2013.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
Wind : explore, create and investigate!, Isabel Thomas, Pau Morgan.
Find out how humans have harnessed the wind's energy and travelled the world. Create an experiment using your own windmill and learn how to make a sail racer.
Hurricanes, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst hurricanes in this book from the Great Galveston Hurricane in Texas, USA in 1900 to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
Water, Isabel Thomas, Pau Morgan.
Explore, create and investigate Wind and Water. Learn about these elements through experiments, investigations and hands-on tasks. What on Earth? takes the reader on a journey of discovery to explore the natural elements of our world.
Amphibian fossils, Mariel Bard.
Describes the characteristics of reptile fossils, discusses how they are formed, and details how paleontologists determine fossil age.
Insect fossils, Barbara M. Linde.
Discusses the connection between modern and ancient insects and looks at several examples of insect fossils preserved in sediment, amber, and tar.
Marine fossils, Heather Moore Niver.
What lurked in Earth's oceans millions of years ago? This volume introduces readers to amazing marine fossils that have been found in oceans, creeks, lakes, and other areas that were once underwater.
Fossil, written by Dr Paul D Taylor.
Explore the history of life on Earth through every type of fossil, from marine invertebrates such as ammonites, to fishes, plants, early amphibians, dinosaurs, birds, mammals, and even humans with DK Eyewitness Fossils.
Reptile fossils, Christine Honders.
Describes the characteristics of reptile fossils, discusses how they are formed, and details how paleontologists determine fossil age.
Dinosaurs : with 100 questions and 70 lift-flaps!, written by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Andres Lozano.
When did the dinosaurs live? How did they hunt? And why is the T-Rex the scariest dinosaur? Find out in this fact-filled book, the first in a new non-fiction series for children aged 5+. Each book answers 100 questions in a simple and informative way, and has more than 70 lift-flaps to open.
The late Jurassic : notes, drawings, and observations from prehistory, Juan Carlos Alonso & Gregory S. Paul.
What would it be like to see a living, breathing dinosaur? Following in the footsteps of Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous, this next installment, The Late Jurassic, will take readers further back in time to a period when giants ruled the land and early mammals began to secure their place alongside the dinosaurs.
Discovering dinosaurs, Simon Chapman ; illustrated by Rudolf Farkus and Mike Love.
This is the the most thrilling, adventure book, ever! Written by a real-life adventurer, Simon Chapman, be prepared to live your dream and imagine you discovered the dinosaurs.
The Usborne big book of dinosaurs, written by Alex Frith ; illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin ; designed by Stephen Wright ; dinosaur expert, Dr. Darren Naish.
Discover facts about some of the biggest and most fearsome dinosaurs ever to walk the earth. Features colourful illustrations on large fold-out pages.
The amazing dinosaur detectives : facts, myths and quirks of the dinosaur world, Maggie Li.
The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives is a fun and informative insight into the inner and outer world of everything dinosaur. We all know that the dinosaurs walked the Earth millions of years ago, but we're going to break the myths behind their extinction.
Bird fossils, Sara Paulson Meehan.
Discusses how modern birds were descended from the dinosaurs and looks at several examples of bird fossils from China and the United States which show this connection.
Mammal fossils, Danielle Haynes.
What did horses look like millions of years ago? How big were mammoths and mastodons? This book gives readers an in-depth look into the world of prehistoric mammals by investigating the remains they left behind.
Open wide : the ultimate guide to teeth, Susan Grigsby.
Discover a world of mystery, history, and lore inside your mouth. Yes, we're talking about teeth! In Open Wide, you'll find out everything you need to know about your teeth.
Whose poop is that?, Darrin Lunde ; illustrated by Kelsey Oseid.
Provides seven examples of animal poop and asks young readers to identify the animal it came from using visual clues.
From a tiny seed to a mighty tree : how plants grow, Ruth Owen.
Discover how plants grow and how they disperse their seeds.
Exploring soils : a hidden world underground, Sam Grover and Camille Heisler.
Have you ever wondered what happens in the earth underneath us? James has, and he wants to learn more about soil. In Exploring Soils: A Hidden World Underground, James discovers that soil is not just dirt for digging in. He explores how plants and animals live in soil, how soils are formed, how they differ, and the many ways that soil is essential in our lives.
The street beneath my feet, Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer.
When you're walking along the city streets there's always so much to see and hear. But do you ever stop and look down? Have you ever wondered what's going on deep in the ground under your feet? What about in the countryside? What goes on underground there? Starting in the city, take a journey down though the layers of the Earth, all the way to the planet's core and out the other side. There are so many amazing sights to see along the way!
Secrets of the seashore, Carron Brown ; illustrated by Alyssa Nassner.
Spot the tiny shrimps hiding in the sand, see a shy crab underneath a rock and watch a jewel-like anemone open its tentacles in this gorgeously illustrated book of nature's hidden habitats.
Tide pool secrets, Narelle Oliver.
Tide pools are full of secrets: anemones nestled among rocks, crabs hiding in seeweed. Lift the flaps and discover all the creature of the tide pool.
The new ocean : the fate of life in a changing sea, Bryn Barnard.
The Earth our home is covered mostly with water: the wide, deep, salty, and very blue ocean. It regulates our climate in a way that makes life as we know it possible. This huge ocean is full of an amazing amount of life, most of which is too small to see.
It's a fungus among us : the good, the bad & the downright scary, Carla Billups & Dawn Cusick.
Provides an introduction to the many varieties of fungi that exist and describes the good uses for the oganisms as well as the problems that fungi can cause.
Plants in disguise : features of creatures in flowers and foliage, Debi Schmid and Lise Hedegaard.
When you wander a woodland forest, skip through a sunlit meadow, or ramble down a dusty path, you might see a furry tail, a bristly beard, or a fuzzy toe. Did you catch a glimpse of an animal? Or was it a plant in disguise?
Lots : the diversity of life on Earth, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.
There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three lots!
Fur & feathers : a close-up photographic look inside your world, written by Heidi Fiedler.
Presents a look at mammals and birds using macro and micro photography, focusing on the coats and wings of these animals.
The big book of beasts, words and pictures, Yuval Zommer ; beast expert, Barbara Taylor.
An animal fact book includes trivia on creatures from around the world, detailing their behaviours, physical characteristics, and life cycles.
Baby animals, Dorothea DePrisco.
Describes animal babies and their developmental behaviours, discussing cats, otters, raccoons, snails, and kangaroos.
Catching air : taking the leap with gliding animals, Sneed B. Collard, III.
Only a select few animals are able to glide long distances through air, but they include an amazing variety even a few species of frogs and snakes. Catching Air takes us around the planet to meet these animals and explore why this gravity-defying talent has evolved in animals, amphibians, and reptiles.
Birds make nests, Michael Garland.
Describes the different kinds of nests that birds build to keep their eggs and chicks safe.
Growing and changing : let's investigate life cycles, Ruth Owen.
Readers will investigate and discover a range of animal life cycles, including lambs, puppies, mice, woodpecker chicks, and caterpillars.
Let's investigate habitats and food chains, Ruth Owen.
Readers investigate simple food chains and natural habitats, including a garden, forest, tide pool, and desert.
Jungle : with 100 questions and 70 lift-flaps!, written by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Andres Lozano.
Which animals live in the jungle? What noises will you hear? And how do the plants grow? Find out in this fact-filled book, the first in a new non-fiction series for children aged 5+. Each book answers 100 questions in a simple and informative way, and has more than 70 lift-flaps to open.
Ocean : undulating creatures of the deep, created by Dan Kainen ; written by Carol Kaufmann.
The magical follow-up to Safari, Ocean uses the same lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid full-colour movies onto a book page and offers a glimpse of the world under the sea with eight beautiful photicular images by artist Dan Kainen.
The Australian animal atlas, Leonard Cronin ; illustrated by Marion Westmacott.
Come on a journey into the world of Australia's wildlife, exploring all the different habitats, from parched deserts to lush rainforests.
Kraken, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
Books in the Magic, Myth, and Mystery series explore those spooky creatures that go bump in the night, fill our dreams (or nightmares!), and make us afraid of the dark.
Crustaceans, Emma Carlson Berne ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Presenting crabs, shrimp, lobsters, barnacles, and krill! Crustaceans is an eye-catching animal-science reference book for young readers and browsers.
Arachnids, Pamela Dell ; consultant Jackie Gai.
Say hello to spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks! Arachnids is a colourful photo-filled animal-science reference book for young readers and browsers.
Deadly spiders, Matt Turner ; illustrated by Santiago Calle.
Looks at poisonous spiders, describing their physical features, habitats, ability to make silk, and the various ways they hunt their prey, including spinning webs, setting trapdoors, biting, spitting, camouflage, and mimicry.
Insect, written by Laurence Mound.
Bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies and more love them or hate them insects are everywhere. Discover the different varieties, body-structure, life cycles, and behaviour from why bees make honey to which insects have ears on their knees with DK Eyewitness Insects.
Insects, Janet Riehecky ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Say hello to bees, ants, butterflies, and more! Insects is a colourful photo-filled animal-science reference book for young readers and browsers. Not only will kids discover basic topics such as habitat, anatomy, and diet, but they'll also find fun topics such record-breaking insects and how insects help people all written in a clear, concise way.
My awesome summer by P. Mantis, Paul Meisel.
The life cycle of a praying mantis.
Fish, Lisa J. Amstutz ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Shine the science spotlight on flounders, sharks, eels, and an ocean full of other fish! Organized by reference topics such as habitat, anatomy, and life cycle, Fish introduces young readers and browsers to these aquatic animals through vibrant full-color photos and concise, factual text.
Something's fishy : a Toon book, Kevin McCloskey.
Some fish breathe air and some fish fly, but the most wonderful fish of all turns out to be the one you've got at home. In another offering of the Giggle and Learn series, Kevin McCloskey blends science, art, and comedy to reveal the true story behind the common goldfish.
Sharks : predators of the sea, Anna Claybourne.
A spectacular collection of the fiercest, weirdest, and most extraordinary sharks. Look into the deep to find the incredible range of sharks that inhabit our oceans.
Amphibians, Emma Carlson Berne ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Shine the science spotlight on frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians! Organized by reference topics such as habitat, anatomy, and diet, Amphibians introduces young readers and browsers to these water-dependent animals through vibrant full-color photos and concise, factual text.
The hidden life of a toad, Doug Wechsler.
Presents extreme close-up images of the life cycle of the American toad, from egg to tadpole to adult.
Reptiles & amphibians : a close-up photographic look inside your world, written by Heidi Fiedler.
Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with exciting micro and macro photography! Reptiles & Amphibiansexplores all things cold-blooded, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of scaly skin, snake eyes, and webbed feet with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers. So let's turn up the ZOOM and discover a whole new way of seeing the world.
Reptile, written by Colin McCarthy.
A unique view of some of the world's most curious living creatures, their intriguing characteristics, and unusual behavior with DK Eyewitness Reptiles. Learn how crocodiles look after their young, how lizards store fat in their tails, and how chameleons swivel their eyes.
Birds, Pamela Dell ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Take to the skies with songbirds and raptors, and waddle with some flightless birds, too! Organized by animal-science reference topics such as anatomy, migration, and life cycle, Birds introduces young readers and browsers to these feathered animals through full-colour photos and concise, factual text.
Brilliant birds, [text by Matthew Morgan and Suhel Ahmed].
An amazing collection of more than 300 of the most colourful, beautiful and bizzare birds on earth. From novel nesters to soaring sensations, birds from around the globe are grouped to show off the features that make them special. There is so much to look at and discuss in this collection of feathered wonders. A great present for bird lovers, young and old.
Land mammals of the world, Juan Carlos Alonso.
Land Mammals of the World guides readers on an exploration of the world's most fascinating mammals, from the terrifying grizzly of North America to the marsupials of Australia.
Mammals, Lisa J. Amstutz ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Pull back the curtain on the wide, wide world of mammals! Organized by animal-science reference topics such as anatomy, life cycle, and methods of defense, Mammals lets young readers and browsers discover these hairy animals through full-colour photos and concise, factual text.
Rhino in the house : the true story of saving Samia, Daniel Kirk.
This is a nonfiction picture book for young children. It tells the true story of Anna Merz, a wildlife protector in Africa, and Samia, a black rhinoceros she saved after it was abandoned by its mother.
Hefty hulks, Felicia Macheske.
Hefty Hulks: Rhinoceros provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints. Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery.
Thirsty, thirsty elephants, Sandra Markle ; illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck.
When her herd suffers during a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant leads Little Calf and the other elephants in a search for the watering hole she remembers from her youth. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.
Nifty noses, Felicia Macheske.
Provides clues and illustrations to help readers guess what animal is being described.
Frosty felines, Felicia Macheske.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Guess What: Frosty Felines: Snow Leopard provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints.
Striped stalkers, Felicia Macheske.
Provides clues and illustrations to help readers guess what animal is being described.
The search for Olinguito : discovering a new species, Sandra Markle.
Learn about the olinguito, one of the most recently discovered mammal species, the discovery thereof, and the "cloud forests" in which they live.
The secret life of the red fox, Laurence Pringle ; illustrated by Kate Garchinsky.
The life of a red fox is a mystery to most people. You might catch a glimpse of blazing red fur or hear a far-off bard, but the fox's daily activities are know to few. Filled with fascinating facts and illuminating details, this nonfiction book invites readers on a yearlong journey with a red fox named Vixen.
Round and rare, Felicia Macheske.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Guess What: Round and Rare: Giant Panda provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints.
Sunny swimmers, Felicia Macheske.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Guess What: Sunny Swimmers: Monk Seal provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints.
Swinging smarties, Felicia Macheske.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Guess What: Swinging Smarties: Orangutan provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints.
Brainy and brawny, Felicia Macheske.
Provides clues and illustrations to help readers guess what animal is being described.
50 things you should know about inventions, Clive Gifford.
Every aspect of modern life has been shaped by the ideas of ingenious inventors, many of them tinkering away in small workshops or even their garden sheds.
Strange medicine, John Farndon ; illustrated by Venitia Dean.
Read this book to learn all about the different ways in which people used to treat illness, from roots and plants to the medicine we use today.
Human body, written by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Andres Lozano.
Introduces young readers to the human body, including facts about the bones and muscles, the organs and how they work, the five senses, and the digestive and immune systems.
The hand manual, written by Sung Eun Kim ; illustrated by Ji Won Lee.
Discusses the human hand and all the things hands are able to do, including grabbing, scratching, and playing.
My head-to-toe body book, Okido.
Original, imaginative and lots of fun, "My Head-to-Toe Body Book" is a look at the body inside and out for young children.
My amazing body machine, Robert Winston ; illustrated by Owen Gildersleeve ; [written by Richard Walker].
Take an incredible journey through the most amazing and unique machine you'll ever own - your body! Beautiful paper-craft illustrations reveal how the human body is made and what it does as never before, from your powerful pumping heart to your brilliant brain and your strong, sturdy skeleton to the teeny tiny cells.
The girl guide, Marawa Ibrahim ; illustrated by Sinem Erkas.
Eight times world-record breaking hula-hoop star Marawa Ibrahim was told that she was too chubby during her teenage years to succeed as a performer. Today she is one of the most solicited circus performers worldwide, having worked with fashion power-houses Diesel and Kenzo.
My senses, Ruth Owen.
Readers will discover how senses work and learn facts about eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin.
Why do I have to eat my greens? : big issues for little people around health and well-being, written by Dr Emma Waddington + Dr Christopher McCurry ; illustrated by Louis Thomas.
Each illustrated spread poses important, commonly-asked questions around health care and well-being, such as "Why do I have to eat my greens?", "Why do I have to bathe at night?" and "Why can't I sleep with you?", which help little ones to discuss their feelings.
V is for vegan : the ABCs of being kind, written and illustrated by Ruby Roth.
Introducing three-to-five-year-olds to the "ABCs" of a vegan lifestyle, V Is for Vegan is a must-have for vegan and vegetarian parents!
Survivors : extraordinary tales from the wild and beyond, David Long ; illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.
These real-life stories of extreme survival, include The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark, a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water.
Yawning yoga, written by Laurie Jordan ; illustrated by Diana Mayo.
Elements of yoga practice including stretching, posture, and breath work, are introduced through elegant artwork and poems like Mountain (Tadasana) and Seashell (Balasana), to help children and their caring adults ready their bodies for a restful sleep.
Animal asanas : yoga for children, Leila Kadri Olstendorp with illustrations by Elsa Mroziewicz Bahia.
This colourful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga's benefits in a fun and engaging way. Yoga reduces stress, increases the sense of well being, and encourages mindfulness and it can also be fun. This book features double-page spreads of 15 animal asanas-animals in yoga poses.
Yoga for you, Rebecca Rissman.
In this book you'll find clear, step-by-step instructions to guide you through two yoga sequences one for when you want to get pumped up and energized, and one for when you want to calm down and de-stress. You'll also be introduced to simple meditation and mindfulness techniques.
All birds have anxiety, Kathy Hoopmann.
Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a humourous, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, this book validates everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an understanding of the associated symptoms and offers compassionate coping strategies.
Junk drawer engineering : 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing, Bobby Mercer.
Children love challenges, especially ones that involve hands-on experimentation and friendly competition. Can they build a bridge using only pasta and glue, one that a toy car can drive both under and over, and is sturdy enough to carry a considerable weight?
Usborne look inside building sites, [illustrated by Stefano Tognetti ; written by Rob Lloyd Jones].
An action-packed book filled with building sites to explore, construction machines to learn about and a demolition site in action. Lift the flaps to discover the work that goes into building a house, a bridge, a skyscraper and more, the jobs people do and the machines that are used. An exciting introduction to how buildings go up and come down.
How to build a motorcycle, written by Saskia Lacey ; illustrated by Martin Sodomka.
How to Build a Motorcycle continues the Technical Tales series, where a group of three unlikely friends--a rat, a sparrow, and a frog come together to build another vehicle a motorcycle! As they start working, they encounter many unexpected obstacles, teaching them (and the reader) about the different parts that make a motorcycle work.
Bicycles, Patricia Lakin.
Go behind the scenes and learn how craftsman Aaron Dykstra makes one-of-a-kind bicycles by hand with this nonfiction book that's full of photographs and illustrations about his process.
See inside space stations and other spacecraft, [written by Rosie Dickins ; illustrated by Kellan Stover].
Calling all space cadets! Usborne assigns you a mission to see inside these extraordinary space stations and spacecrafts, from the beginning of the space race to the latest missions to Mars and beyond.
Ground control to Major Tim : the space adventures of Major Tim Peake, Clive Gifford.
Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this 32-page book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station.
Farm : with 100 questions and 70 lift-flaps!, written by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Andres Lozano.
Who lives in the barn? How do seeds grow? And where do eggs come from?
Let's eat! : sustainable food for a hungry planet, Kimberley Veness.
Explores where the food we eat comes from and what the future of farming look like.
So, you want to work with animals? : discover fantastic ways to work with animals, from veterinary science to aquatic biology, J. M. Bedell.
So, You Want to Work With Animals? introduces readers to the diverse fields that work hands-on with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. From what classes to take in school to exploring what these jobs are really like the fun stuff, the hard stuff, and even the gross stuff, this book reveals the steps it takes to pursue a childhood dream. Whether animals are big or small, domestic or wild, there are many careers that provide rewarding experiences.
Miniature donkey, Karen Latchana Kenney.
Explains why a miniature donkey is a good pet, including it only reaches up to thirthy-eight inches tall and many other facts.
Goats, Kate Riggs.
A kindergarten-level introduction to goats, covering their growth process, behaviours, the farms they call home.
Keep me safe, Pauline Blomfield and Buddy the dog ; illustrations by Red.
Keep me safe has ten important lessons to help keep children safe around dogs. Young children with quickly recognise the safety messages, with green for go, and red for no. Keep me safe is interactive and fun for all preschool age children.
A dog in the cave : the wolves who made us human, Kay Frydenborg.
Explores the connection between dogs and humans from hunter-gatherer partners to modern day pets, focusing on how humans have influenced dogs' evolution and raising new questions about the species' shared future.
Poop detectives : working dogs in the field, Ginger Wadsworth.
Describes the job scat-detection dogs do, what makes a good scat-detection dog, and the places they work.
100 things to know about food, written by Sam Baer [and four others] ; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Parko Polo.
This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food, from how to grow a burger in a laboratory to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, plus internet links to specially selected websites for more information.
Food around the world, Charles Murphy.
Tamales, falafel, moussaka, Peking duck hungry yet? These culinary treasures are traditional dishes in various countries, though they have gained popularity in other regions as well. Readers will be ravenous to find out more about these delicacies and ones less familiar. They'll discover through appetizing, accessible text and mouth-watering photographs that their sense of taste is a great way to ingest cultural concepts!
From farm to table : grains, Woody Brambles.
Take an in-depth look at these amazing foodstuffs, and how they get from farms to our table. Grains are one of the main food groups, and are used in a wide range of products consumed by billions of people every day!
Cook me a rhyme : in the kitchen with Mother Goose, Bryan Kozlowski ; illustrated by Laura Wood.
Cherished nursery rhymes are retold with cook-along recipes for families to enjoy together.
Look I'm a cook.
Provides kid-friendly recipes for different dishes, including guacamole, chocolate pears, bruschetta, and rainbow ice.
The lemonade stand cookbook : step-by-step recipes and crafts for kids to make and sell!, Kathy Strahs.
This cookbook contains kid-tested recipes of the best beverages, sweet treats, and snacks to offer at your lemonade stand. Also includes crafts, tips for setting up a successful stand, packaging ideas, cooking technique tutorials, and real-life "stand stories" from kids themselves.
Fairy house cooking : simple scrumptious recipes & fairy party fun!, Liza Gardner Walsh.
Scrumptious fun for fairies, friends, and families The fairies (and kids) are invading the kitchen. Following up on the popular Fairy House and Fairy Garden handbooks, Liza Gardner Walsh presents a new dimension in fairy-themed activities-Cooking!
This is Mouse : an adventure in sewing : make Mouse & friends : travel with them from Africa to outer space, Brenna Maloney.
Easy instructions show you how to make Mouse, his clothes, and all his friends.
Lego Star Wars : the visual dictionary, written by Simon Beecroft and Jason Fry.
Presents the Star Wars line of LEGO action figures and playsets, detailing a history of the toy line and how each playset connects to the events in the Star Wars films.
365 things to do with LEGO bricks, written by Simon Hugo.
365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways and enjoy LEGO fun every day of the year.
Tips for kids Minions : cool projects for your LEGO box, Joachim Klang.
Step-by-step instructions for using a basic collection of LEGO bricks to create your own Minions characters and accessories.
How to build a house, written by Saskia Lacey ; illustrated by Martin Sodomka.
Eli's famous for dreaming big. After all their adventures, Eli and his friends are ready to build a place they can return to at the end of the day, a place they can share stories and dreams. But a house is only a home when everyone feels like they belong. Can Eli find a way to make everyone happy, or will his friends hit the road without him?
The prehistoric masters of art, written by Elise Wallace ; illustrated by Sernur Isik.
Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Art uses prehistoric dinosaur humour to introduce young readers to art history in a fun and inviting new way.
Homes around the world, Eleanor O'Connell.
Apartments, houses, log cabins, and houseboats are all kinds of homes, though they can look vastly different. Around the world, families settle into homes that can look quite different than these, yet serve the same purpose: to shelter.
Clay lab for kids : 52 projects to make, model, and mold with air-dry, polymer, and homemade clay, Cassie Stephens.
Nashville art teacher Cassie Stephens makes clay a focus of her elementary school classes with amazing results. In Clay Lab for Kids she shares 32 creative hands-on projects.
8 ways to draw fish, Luisa Martelo with various artists.
This unusual art activity book featuring fish introduces children to a variety of Indian art traditions.
Curious Jane : science + design + engineering for inquisitive girls, [illustrations by Elissa Josse and Bethany Robertson].
Provides imaginative projects for girls who love to tinker and create, including such creations as washi tape frames, mini catapults, invisible ink, and watercolor pillows.
The big book of Bible stories to make, Fiona Hayes.
Featuring well-loved stories from the Old and New Testament.
DIY box creations : fun and creative projects to make out of really big boxes, Courtney Sanchez.
Let your imagination be your guide as you discover clever big box craft projects for the entire family! With a little imagination, kids can learn to create a variety of larger-than-life projects out of ordinary boxes.
Now I can paper craft : 20 hand-crafted projects to make, Tansy Wilson.
The perfect introduction for children aged 8+ to the amazing world of paper crafting. The book contains 20 diverse projects ranging in complexity from paper windmills and pop-out greetings cards to quilling and three-dimensional animal heads.
Animation lab for kids : fun projects for visual storytelling and making art move, Laura Bellmont + Emily Brink.
In Animation Lab for Kids, artists, teachers, and authors Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink present exciting, fun, hands-on projects that teach kids a range of animation techniques.
50 things you should know about music, Rob Baker.
An all-encompassing introduction to the genres, musicians, instruments and musical events that have shaped the world of music. From the rock and pop of Western youth culture to the haunting sounds of traditional Mongolian throat singers, all humans in all parts of the world make music. Its harmonies affect us in a deep way and its beauty is universal. We have developed hundreds of styles of music played with all kinds of instruments, large and small.
Tāwhirimātea : a song for Matariki, June Pitman-Hayes ; illustrated by Kat Merewether ; Māori lyrics by Ngaere Roberts.
Tāwhirimātea, blow winds blow, Rā, warm us up with your sunshine glow ... Sing along to this catchy Matariki song celebrating Earth, sky, seasons and whānau. It's our very own Aotearoa, from forest to seashore, dawn light to starry night.
Drums for kids : a beginner's guide with step-by-step instruction for drumset, Scott Schroedl.
Drums for kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play drumset faster than ever before. Popular songs will keep kids motivated, while the simple, easy-to-read page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method can be used in combination with a drum teacher or parent.
Piano for kids : a beginner's guide with step-by-step instructions, Jennifer Linn.
Piano for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play piano or keyboard faster than ever before. Popular songs such as "Let It Go," "Beauty and the Beast," "Over the Rainbow," "Heart and Soul," "We Will Rock You" and more famous classical/folk tunes will keep kids motivated. The clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains on each new concept.
Cars 3 : the essential guide, written by Steve Bynghall.
Describes the memorable and ever-popular characters, including race car Lightning McQueen, plus key locations, themes, and iconic moments from the movie.
Star Wars complete vehicles, written by Kerrie Dougherty [and three other] ; illustrated by Hans Jenssen [and three others].
For any fan who wants to explore the inner workings of the spaceships and vehicles of all six Star Wars movies, comes this fascinating expanded edition of a fan favorite, now with new cross-section artworks and a wealth of new photos.
The wimpy kid movie diary : the next chapter, Jeff Kinney.
Go behind the scenes with Jeff Kinney and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie!
Star Wars complete locations, written by Kristin Lund [and four others] ; consultation by Curtis Saxton ; illustrated by Hans Jenssen, Richard Chasemore and Kemp Remillard ; additional illustrations by Robert E. Barnes [and ten others] ; foreword by Doug Chiang.
Discover all the locations and film settings featured in the entire Star Wars saga. Incredible inside looks at the Star Wars world make this a must-have for any avid Star Wars fan, and show the Star Wars universe in more detail than ever before.
J.K. Rowling's wizarding world movie magic. Volume 1, Extraordinary people and fascinating places, Jody Revenson.
Featuring all eight Harry Potter movies and the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this magical book is an insider's guide to the films from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World for young fans.
J.K. Rowling's wizarding world movie magic. Volume 2, Curious creatures, Ramin Zahed.
Thunderbirds and Nifflers, house-elves and Hippogriffs J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World abounds with magical creatures of all kinds. But how does a Bowtruckle come to life on the big screen? Is an Occamy a snake or a bird?
101 TV shows to see before you grow up, written by Samantha Chagollan and Erika Milvy ; illustrated by Natasha Hellegouarch.
Television shows are made to entertain! They can make you laugh, teach you lessons, or allow you to escape into another world for an episode or two.
Where's the ballerina?, illustrated by Abigail Goh ; written by Anna Claybourne.
Can you spot the graceful ballerina as she pirouettes across ten beautiful ballets? This beautiful new book introduces young children to the magical world of ballet.
Volothamp Geddarm's dungeonology : an epic adventure through the Forgotten Realms, [written by Matt Forbeck ; introduction written by Ed Greenwood].
A guide to the Forbidden Realms reveals how to best explore the treasure-laden dungeons, mysterious Underchasm, and Icewind Dale.
What you see on the farm, Sebastien Braun.
From clucking hens in the henhouse to apples and pears in the orchard and lots of farm scenes in-between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature on a farm.
Labyrinth : find your way through 14 magical mazes, Theo Guignard.
Welcome to Labyrinth: the ultimate maze book. With 14 worlds to explore, the mazes at the beginning of this book are created for the youngest detectives. As you work you way through every page, you'll encounter worlds that are more and more challenging and in some cases, only safe for the hardiest explorer. Choose your own adventure today!
Spot the bird on the building site, Sarah Khan ; illustrated by Moreno Chiacchiera.
From rumbling diggers to towering cranes, there's so much to see on the building site! With a hidden bird to find in every scene and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment.
Spot the mouse on the move, Sarah Khan ; illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy.
From speedy trains to jumbo jets, there's so much to see when you're on the move! Follow a mouse around the world and find out all about transport. Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the detail.
Spot the mummy in the museum, Sarah Khan ; illustrated by Peter Bull Art Studio.
From deadly dinosaurs to fearsome Pharaohs, there's so much to see in the museum! Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the detail. Explore a museum as you learn about history along the way.
Spot the seal around the world, Sarah Khan ; illustrated by Simon Morse.
Take a trip around the world. Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the detail.
The magic show book : a performance in a book.
Abracadabra! Kids will amaze friends and family with this pop-up magic show book. The Magic Show Book becomes part of the show as young magicians craft their own wand from its pages and interact with props, pop-ups, and pull-tabs to perform card tricks, mind-reading predictions, and much more.
Beat the game! : how to be the best at your favorite games, [writers, Luke Albiges [and twelve others]].
Offers tips and tricks to beat the most popular games of the year, including Minecraft, Overwatch, and No Man's Sky, and provides advice from gaming professionals on multiplayer modes, achieving trophies, and completing games.
Unofficial Minecraft lab for kids : family-friendly projects for exploring and teaching math, science, history, and culture through creative building, John Miller and Chris Fornell Scott.
Includes a variety of exercises that explore the game's aspects and use them to teach lessons.
Minecraft guide to exploration, [written by Stephanie Milton].
The mysterious world of Minecraft is just waiting to be explored. But danger lurks around every corner and survival can prove difficult for even the bravest adventurer.
Terraria. Hardmode survival handbook, [written by Daniel Roy].
So, you think you know Terraria? Well, it's time for a real challenge: Hardmode! This fourth handbook in the series of guides to the hit sandbox game is your vital companion as you enter into Terraria's toughest realm. Are you ready to enter the forbidden Jungle Temple, or call the Moon Lord himself down from the heavens? This is your essential guide to proving it!
The anti-boredom book of brilliant outdoor things to do, Andy Seed ; illustrated by Scott Garrett.
This witty and wacky book is bursting with laugh-out-loud facts, games, quizzes and things to do for hours of fun. No pen, paper or equipment needed, which makes this book perfect to take on long journeys.
Skateboards, Patricia Lakin.
Go behind the scenes and learn how craftsman Jake Eshelman makes one-of-a-kind skateboards by hand with this nonfiction book that's full of photographs and illustrations about his process.Jake Eshelman of Side Project Skateboards in Houston, Texas, grew up with a love of skateboarding.
The hawk of the castle : a story of medieval falconry, Danna Smith ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.
Join a young girl and her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, as they experience the joys of taking a goshawk out for a training flight. The girl leads readers through all the preparations and equipment needed for the flight from falconer's glove to the hawk's hood and bells culminating in a dramatic demonstration of the hawk's hunting skills.
A rocketful of space poems, poems chosen by John Foster ; illustrated by Korky Paul.
Top poets across the English-speaking world present: A Rocketful of Space Poems. Fly into space, drive to the moon, meet an asteroid dog and a flurb blurp, and then play intergalactic Squibble-Ball. There are wizards and witches in space, as well as Peter Pluto's fast-food superstore and the worst monster in the universe. What are you waiting for?!
Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures, photographs by Joel Sartore ; words by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess and Deanna Nikaido.
A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world.
One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance, Nikki Grimes ; artwork by Cozbi Cabrera [and 14 others].
In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era by combining their work with her own original poetry.
My daddy rules the world : poems about dads, poems and illustrations by Hope Anita Smith.
A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet.
All aboard the London bus, written by Patricia Toht ; illustrated by Sam Usher.
Invite readers to join a family of four on a sightseeing trip around London, including all of its landmarks like Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
Dinosaurs galore!, Giles Andreae ; illustrated by David Wojtowycz.
Rhyming picture book about the lives of the great dinosaurs.
The recorded poems of Och Aye the G'Nu, as written and told by Jimmy Barnes ; [illustrated by Kat Chadwick].
He's a handsome young calf, he's a wildebeest, too. But in Scotland they call him young Och Aye the G'Nu. Jimmy Barnes, Aussie rock legend and grandad, has penned this delightful collection of poetry for the young grandson he affectionately calls G'Nu. Read along with Jimmy in this treasured keepsake for sweet g'nus everywhere.
The land of Nod, Robert Louis Stevenson & Robert Hunter.
Ever wondered about the mysterious place we all visit when we fall asleep? Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's poem about dreamland is given new life in this wonderfully illustrated book. Accompanied by Robert Hunter's bold and beautiful illustrations, this picture book will bring the beloved Scottish author's work to a whole new generation of young readers.
Shakespeare retold, E. Nesbit with a foreword by John Lithgow ; illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo ; biography and timeline by Mariah Fredericks.
This illustrated volume features seven classic plays by William Shakespeare, retold by E. Nesbit. Shakespeare Retold contains a selection of Shakespeare's tragedies and comedies, including Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as a historical timeline, a list of suggested reading materials, and a short biography of the bard himself.
This is a horrible book of foul facts : packed with loathsome lists, rotten rhymes and terrible trivia, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts serves up all the dreadful details of horrible history you'll ever need to know from rotten Roman graffiti to terrible teacher tortures and rude royal nicknames, the foul facts are all inside.
100 events that made history : memorable moments that shaped the modern world, written by Clare Hibbert [and 3 others] ; consultant, Philip Parker.
The world's most incredible moments are captured in this timeless tribute. 100 events that made history is jam-packed with the most important events that changed the course of history.
Barmy British empire, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
50 things you should know about Titanic, Sean Callery.
From the building of the ship to recovering object's from Titanic's watery grave, the fascinating story of Titanic is explored in detail.
Discovery atlas, written by Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Sara Lynn Cramb.
A bold and colourful first atlas, packed with illustrations and photos on every page, and covering all areas of the world.
Steven Adams, David Riley.
Steven Adams tells how a young man from Rotorua, New Zealand, became a star in the toughest basketball competition in the world - the NBA!
Muhammad Ali : a champion is born, written by Gene Barretta ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.
Presents a biography of the legendary boxing champion that traces the childhood event that inspired his career and the achievements that became his enduring legacy.
Maya Angelou, written by Lisbeth Kaiser ; illustrated by Leire Salaberria.
Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world's most beloved writers and speakers.
Amazing Australians in their flying machines, Prue & Kerry Mason ; illustrations by Tom Jellett.
Imagine what it was like to travel to far-off places before there were aeroplanes. For early 20th-century Australian, it could take days, weeks, or months just to get where they were going. Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines tells the stories of ten brave Australians, including the youngest licensed woman pilot Nancy Bird, who took to the skies and changed the face of aviation forever.
Lion : a long way home, Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose ; edited by Nan McNab.
Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.
Coco Chanel, written by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara ; illustrated by Ana Albero ; translated by Emma Martinez.
Large colourful illustrations accent this brief biography of the famous French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco Chanel.
Dragons devils and rebels : the true story of China's last empress, Alison Lloyd with pictures by Terry Denton.
When an unknown girl marries the Emperor of China, can she take control and stay in power? Could you? Imagine you were faced with Dragons, Emperors who had run China for two thousand years, Devils, strange foreigners invading with guns and ships, and Rebels, Chinese bandits and warriors with supernatural powers. Enter the dragon empire and explore the epic, true story of Empress Cixi!
Marie Curie, written by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara ; illustrated by Frau Isa ; translated by Emma Marinez.
Explores the childhood of Marie Curie, who overcame adversity to become one of the most respected scientists in the world.
The quest for Z : the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett and a lost city in the Amazon, Greg Pizzoli.
The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle.
Vincent and Theo : the Van Gogh brothers, Deborah Heiligman.
The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Heiligman draws on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime to weave a tale of two lives intertwined as Theo supported Vincent's struggles to find his path in life.
Keith Haring : the boy who just kept drawing, Kay A. Haring ; illustrated by Robert Neubecker.
Traces the life of artist Keith Haring, from his childhood love of drawing to his meteoric rise to fame, with a focus on his concern for children, humanity, and disregard for the established art world.
I am Jim Henson, Brad Meltzer ; illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
Presents the creator of the Muppets and describes the creative spirit, performance talents and beliefs in the goodness of people that inspired his career and how he helped create the iconic programs Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
Grace Hopper : queen of computer code, written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu.
Grace Hopper's passion for science and math led her to defy expectations. She joined the Navy during World War II, and wrote programs for the Mark I, one of the first computers ever built. Hopper coined the term "computer bug" and taught computers to "speak English." Wallmark brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life.
Ada's ideas : the story of Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer, Fiona Robinson.
A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson.
Isaac the alchemist : secrets of Isaac Newton, reveal'd, Mary Losure.
Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary's house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook.
Fascinating : the life of Leonard Nimoy, Richard Michelson ; illustrated by Edel Rodriguez.
Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn't understand Leonard's drive to perform.
This is Banjo Paterson, Tania McCartney and Christina Booth.
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson was a man of many talents and accomplishments. In his lifetime, he fulfilled the roles of poet, lyricist, journalist, correspondent, speaker, author, clerk, solicitor, ambulance driver, soldier, sportsman, jockey, horse vet, bushman, farmer and radio commentator.
Sonny Bill, David Riley.
Sonny Bill tells how a young man from Auckland, New Zealand, became a champion in three different sports! Sonny Bill is a reading all stars books. Reading all stars books are written for people who need support with reading, whatever their age. The text is written in short bites, in simple language and with lots of visual support. Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Sonny Bill to inspire Kiwis to be brave when setting goals.
Malala : activist for girls' education, Raphaele Frier ; illustrated by Aurelia Fronty ; [translated by Julie Cormier].
Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world.
100 women who made history : remarkable women who shaped our world, written by Stella Caldwell [and three others] ; consultant, Philip Parker.
If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling.
Rad women worldwide : artists and athletes, pirates and punks, and other revolutionaries who shaped history, written by Kate Schatz ; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl.
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.
The book of flags, Rob Colson.
Did you know that the Star-Spangled Banner was designed by a 17-year-old school boy? Or that turning the Indonesian flag upside down turns it into the Polish flag? Welcome to the bizarre and fascinating world of flags! From the Jolly Roger and national flags to the rainbow banner, discover the cultural and political history behind each flag, as well as flag rituals, historical uses of flags and heaps of curiosities and unusual facts.
Awesome Egyptians, Terry Deary & Peter Hepplewhite ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Which king had the worst blackheads? Why some kings had to wear false beards? Why the peasants were revolting? Discover all the foul facts about the Awesome Egyptians - all the gore and more.
The best (& worst) jobs in ancient Egypt, Clive Gifford.
What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Egypt expect to find?
Secret treasures of ancient Egypt, Kate Sparrow, Esther Aarts.
Coinciding with the British Museum exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds in May 2016, this is the sensational story of two magnificent ancient aquatic cities, which once stood at the mouth of the river Nile. Now the ruins reveal how their inhabitants lived, worshipped and interacted with their foreign visitors.
Cut-throat Celts, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals.
Ruthless Romans, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Ruthless Romans, including which emperor enjoyed eating camel's heels, who were the terrible twins who founded Rome and which evil emperors made murder a sport.
The best (& worst) jobs in ancient Greece, Clive Gifford.
What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Greece expect to find? What might their colleagues be like? The Ancient Greeks could become priests, although not if they deserted the army or were in debt, or doctors, taking an oath to keep their patients' details secret and not to poison them.
Mapping Europe, Paul Rockett with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
Frightful First World War, Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.
Helps readers discover all the foul facts about the first world war, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps ad dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets.
Usborne First World War picture book, Struan Reid ; illustrated by Ian McNee.
Travel back in time with this informative picture book, full of facts and figures about the key battles, war leaders, military strategies, and tanks, ships and aircraft of the First World War. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites.
Somewhere there is still a sun, Michael Gruenbaum with Todd Hasak-Lowy.
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp, where his mother's will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death.
The Holocaust : racism and genocide in World War II, Carla Mooney ; illustrated by Tom Casteel.
Provides a history of the Holocaust, from the roots of anti-Semitism in Europe and the rise of the Nazi Party to the Final Solution and the legacy of the Holocaust.
The hiding game, Gwen Strauss ; illustration by Herb Leonhard.
At their new home in the Villa Air-Bel, Aube and her family are used to things being hidden. Among the secrets kept at the chateau are a radio, a cow, and most secret of all Aube herself.
Peter in peril : courage and hope in World War Two, Helen Bates.
This moving, true story of the Second World War, set in Budapest, Hungary, shows in vivid words and pictures how Peter, his cousin Eva and his mum and dad bravely struggle to survive in a city torn apart by warfare.
The Usborne Second World War picture book, Henry Brook and Hazel Maskell ; illustrated by Ian McNee.
A fascinating information book with pages packed full of fighter planes, bombers, Allied and Axis tanks, warships, submarines and other military hardware. Includes facts, statistics, maps, true-life war stories and a short history of the war.
The Usborne kings and queens picture book, Sarah Courtauld & Kate Davies ; illustrated by Adam Larkum.
A sumptuously illustrated introduction to British Kings and Queens, from the 10th century to the present day. Find out about the lives, loves, families and feuds of Britain's monarchs, from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites with more information.
The horrible history of Britain and Ireland, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Re-using material from the entire series (approx 70%), Terry weaves together a tale of rottenness, rioting and revolution to give readers a one-stop shop of horror. The histories of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are retold in one volume, complete with new material from Terry and Martin.
Slimy Stuarts, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Slimy Stuarts, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet.
Villainous Victorians, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Blitzed Brits, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown & Kate Sheppard.
Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge.
50 things you should know about the Tudors, Rupert Matthews.
Covering the 118 year period of Tudor rule, from 1485 until 1603, this book explores the origins of the Tudor dynasty through to its eventual demise after Elizabeth I's death.
The Usborne story of London picture book, Rob Lloyd Jones ; illustrated by Princesse Camcam.
The colourful history of one of the most exciting cities in the world, told over 15 double page spreads, and stunning colour illustrations.
Usborne Royal London picture book, Struan Reid ; illustrated by Wesley Robins.
Discover the majestic history of London in this sumptuously illustrated picture book. Each double page shows a royal palace or location, from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, with pictures of royal coaches, costumes, portraits, crowns and other royal regalia. With contents and index pages and internet links to specially selected websites.
Vikings in 30 seconds, Philip Steele ; illustrated by Stef Murphy ; consultant, Dr. Ragnhild Ljosland.
With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Vikings in 30 Seconds is an introduction to one of the worlds most fascinating cultures.
Mapping Asia, Paul Rockett with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
Young Palestinians speak : living under occupation, Anthony Robinson & Annemarie Young with photography by Anthony Robinson.
An overview of the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and interviews with Palestinian children living under occupation, presented as an educational resource for children ages 9 and up.
Vietnam : a history of the war, Russell Freedman.
An account of the Vietnam War describes how it began, why it was so difficult to end, and how its tragic legacy endures today.
Mapping Africa, Paul Rockett with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
Get a close-up look at the people and places of Africa. Detailed photos and full-colour maps features the climate, population, natural resources, political boundaries, land formations, and culture of various regions.
Noel from Tanzania, story and photographs by Mary Duda.
Follow Noel, an 8-year-old boy from Tanzania as he shows you his house, the animals in his yard, and his school. Then learn a magic trick with Noel.
Mapping North America, Paul Rockett with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
Mapping South America, Paul Rockett with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
Brazil, Susie Brooks.
Brazil: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its rainforests, rivers (including the mighty Amazon), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way.
Mapping Australasia and Antarctica, Paul Rockett with artwork by Mark Ruffle.
Journey with us as we get close-up to Australasia and Antarctica with a range of illustrated maps, photos and facts.
Into the white : Scott's Antarctic Odyssey, Joanna Grochowicz.
The enthralling and harrowing true story of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, with evocative photographs, and illustrations by Sarah Lippett.

Older Fiction

Funny girl : funniest. stories. ever., Betsy Bird.
Presents a collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, poems, and comic strips.
Posted, John David Anderson.
In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever. When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school.
The emperor's ostrich, Julie Berry.
Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow, Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Meanwhile, the Emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all of Begonia's wits to save the empire and get Alfalfa home safely.
Charlie and the karaoke cockroaches, Alan Brough.
It begins with an interrupted story. Then, a mysterious box that speaks and sings. Add unusually unusual teachers, incredible lurking from the Lurker, an insect orchestra and a bungling burglar and it's up to Charlie and Hils to save three innocent bugs from the forces of evil.
The world's greatest detective, Caroline Carlson.
Detectives' Row is full of talented investigators, but Toby Montrose isn't one of them. He's only an assistant at his uncle's detective agency, and he's not sure he's even very good at that. Toby's friend Ivy is the best sleuth around or at least she thinks so. They both see their chance to prove themselves when the famed Hugh Abernathy announces a contest to choose the World's Greatest Detective. But when what was supposed to be a game turns into a real-life murder mystery, can Toby and Ivy crack the case?
Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll ; illustrated by Anna Bond.
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.
The unbreakable code, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman with illustrations by Sarah Watts.
Could the Mark Twain books hidden through Book Scavenger contain clues about the string of recent arson fires plaguing the city? And will Emily and James uncover the mystery before the arsonist comes after them?
Bayberry Island : an adventure about friendship and the journey home, Henry Cole.
Twig never thought he would leave the Hill again. But now Twig and his friends Basil and Lily find themselves on a dangerous journey downriver to bring Char home. Unsure of where they are going, or how far they will travel from home, the crew will have to work together and find their sea legs if they want to stay afloat. Will they survive the catastrophes nature throws their way and find Char's mysterious island home?
Rise of the Isle of the Lost : a Descendants novel, Melissa de la Cruz.
Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay take on the daughter of Disney villain Ursula the sea witch, in a race to save King Triton's magical trident.
Warren the 13th and the whispering woods, written by Tania Del Rio ; illustrated & designed by Will Staehle.
When his uncle causes the hotel to fall and stop functioning, Warren must travel into the dangerous Malwoods to rescue the hotel and his friends from evil Queen Calvina, who sees the hotel as the perfect way to spread her control and power.
Ashes to Asheville, Sarah Dooley.
Twelve-year-old Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother's dying wish.
Pixie Piper and the matter of the batter, Annabelle Fisher ; illustrations by Natalie Andrewson.
Pixie Piper and her best friend, Gray, are off to Chuckling Goose Farm, where descendants of Mother Goose spend the summer learning to master their magic.
Beach Party Surf Monkey, Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Brooke Allen.
Word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming the movie Beach Party Surf Monkey right in St. Pete's Beach, Florida. P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Wonderland would be the perfect location. Now they just have to convince the producers! But dealing with crazed fans and missing stars will take all of Gloria's business genius and P.T.'s wild stories. Can they save the movie before both it and the Wonderland are all washed up?
Broken pride, Erin Hunter.
A lion cast out from his tribe. An elephant who can read the bones of the dead. A baboon rebelling against his destiny. For generations, the animals of the African plains have followed a single rule: only kill to survive. But when an unthinkable act of betrayal shatters the peace, the fragile balance between predators and prey will rest in the paws of three unlikely heroes.
Midnight without a moon, Linda Williams Jackson.
Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.
Quest for the golden arrow, Carrie Jones.
In the enchanted town of Aurora, Annie, one of the last of a magical line of humans who can control time, and her mystical creature friends must save Annie's beloved new guardian, Miss Cornelia, from the wicked Raiff.
Amina's voice, Hena Khan.
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school. After her local mosque is vandalized, she is devastated. Her friend Soojin is talking about changing her name. Does Amina need to become more "American" and hide who she really is?
Restart, Gordon Korman.
Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?
The lost kingdom of Bamarre, Gail Carson Levine.
When visited by a fairy, fifteen-year-old Peregrine learns she is not Latki-born, so she begins to free her people from tyranny, even if it means fighting monsters both magical and human.
This would make a good story someday, Dana Alison Levy.
Although not thrilled when her summer plans are upended for a surprise cross-country train trip with her family and embarrassed because one of her moms is writing a tell-all book about the trip, twelve-year-old Sara Johnston-Fischer finds herself changing along with the landscape outside the train windows.
A story like the wind, Gill Lewis ; illustrated by Jo Weaver.
A small group of refugees is crowded on to a boat on the sea. They share their stories as the boat travels towards the dream of safety and freedom. One boy, Rami, has brought his violin, and his story of how the violin was invented, and of a stallion that could run like the wind, weaves through the other stories, bringing them all together into a celebration of hope and of the power of music and story. A very special, beautifully illustrated, fable for all who strive to understand, and to stand together with, those around them.
Roll, Darcy Miller.
During the summer between fifth and sixth grade, comic book-loving Ren grows apart from his best friend and meets a new girl who is looking for a training partner for the upcoming pigeon rolling competition.
The forgetting spell, Lauren Myracle.
Most people in Willow Hill think Darya is the prickliest of the Blok sisters. What they don't realize is that on the inside, Darya is soft and gooey from feeling everything, all the time. When Darya turns thirteen, the goo gets stickier and as Darya's Wishing Day approaches, all she wants is to forget the silly tradition ever existed.
The incredible Billy Wild, Joanna Nadin.
Danger is totally everywhere : school of danger, Dr. Noel Zone with the help of my neighbours David O'Doherty (words) and Chris Judge (pictures)
In this third wacky handbook about how to avoid danger of every kind from vampiric teachers to haunted books--Dr. Noel Zone joins the teaching staff of the local school after a small mishap involving his Danger Mobile (a shopping cart).
Disney at last, Ridley Pearson.
The stakes are high both for the past and the future. The finale of The Return series leaves the Kingdom Keepers with unimaginable choices to make.
A kingdom rises, J.D. Rinehart.
Just when Tarlan is about to give up on the prophecy that he is one of the triplets destined to bring peace to the land, he meets his long-lost brother Gulph and sister Elodie, as well as their supporters, and they travel together to make a final stand against Lord Vicerin in an attempt to end the Thousand Year War and unite the realms.
Camp Half-Blood confidential, Rick Riordan.
Camp Half-Blood FYI is the funny insider's guide to the demigod training camp in Long Island, narrated by none other than Percy Jackson himself, and other favourite characters will be heard from, too. .
A song for Will : the lost gardeners of Heligan, written by Hilary Robinson ; illustrated by Martin Impey.
When the First World War is declared on 4th August 1914, errand boy, Alfie, is disappointed that he is too young to sign up. But his frustration turns to despair as he begins to understand the brutal reality of battle.
Middle school mayhem, Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell.
When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School - and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive?
Hurricane rescue, Jennifer Li Shotz.
When a hurricane strikes their community, Hero and Ben race to find their missing friend, Jack, and his dog, Scout, only to be trapped in the forest by a dangerous storm surge.
Ember falls, S. D. Smith ; illustrated by Zach Franzen.
The stage is set. It's war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles. The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat?
Orphan Island, Laurel Snyder.
On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again.
Joplin, wishing, Diane Stanley.
While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather's house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie tin. After having the platter repaired, Joplin wishes that she could both find a friend at school, and befriend the girl pictured in the platter. The next day, Joplin befriends a boy named Barrett, and also notices a girl outside her apartment.
Georgia rules, Nanci Turner Steveson.
Magnolia Grace never wanted to leave Georgia. She never wanted to move with her mama to the farm her daddy owned before he died.
King Coo, Adam Stower.
If Peter Pan had been a girl with a beard then he'd have probably been called King Coo.
Dragon's Green, Scarlett Thomas.
Five young heroes go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world.
The eagle's quill, Sarah L. Thomson.
In Glacier National Park, middle school geniuses Sam, Martina, and Theo follow clues related to Thomas Jefferson as they tackle a new round of puzzles, riddles, and traps to find the next key left behind by the Founding Fathers, but Gideon Arnold, descendant of the infamous Benedict Arnold, is hot on their trail.
Taupo blows!, Doug Wilson.
Rachel and Sam are at home alone with their dog Choky when the biggest volcano on New Zealand's Volcanic Plateau erupts without warning. With the roads destroyed by the earthquakes that follow, and the lake deadly, there is no way to escape. Their chances of surviving are not looking good.

Picture Books

Thomas!, [based on the Railway series by the Reverend W. Awdry].
Meet Thomas! Thomas is the number 1 blue engine on the Island of Sodor. He always tries his best to be a Really Useful Engine. This book is the perfect introduction for little fans of Thomas!
Shark dog!, Ged Adamson.
Half-shark, half-dog Shark Dog ends up on the boat of a boy and his explorer dad, and becomes their pet. But when he gets homesick, he'll have to decide whether to go back to Shark Island or stay in his new home.
Play, Jez Alborough.
Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet!
Quiet!, Kate Alizadeh.
Ssh! Listen. What's that noise? What can we hear when we're really, really quiet? A toddler enjoys the range of sounds they hear as their busy day comes to an end, from the bustle and chat of dinner time, to the quiet hush of their father's voice at bedtime.
Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs. Smugglers Bay!, written by Giles Andreae ; illustrated by Russell Ayto.
I love my daddy, Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd.
The Whopper, Rebecca Ashdown.
A little boy named Percy tells a lie, which turns into the Whopper, a hungry and persistent monster. As Percy's guilt grows, the Whopper does too, until finally the Whopper eats Percy! It is only when the Whopper threatens to also eat Percy's brother that Percy finally speaks up.
Baby goes to market, Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank.
Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.
Monkey brother, Adam Auerbach.
A boy describes the difficulty, as well as the fun, that can come from having a younger brother who is a monkey.
Does your dad roar?, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros.
Frog is lost, looking for his dad. But his dad doesn't roar, does he? Maybe he whoops or squawks or growls instead?
Bad guy, Hannah Barnaby & Mike Yamada.
A little boy whose mother calls him "Sweetie Pie" and "Honey Bear" proves he is a bad guy, especially where his little sister is concerned.
What are you supposed to be?, Paul Beavis.
Everyone knows real wolves go Grrrrr and HOWL at the moon ARR-ARR-ARR-ARR-O! So what is this violin-playing, salad-munching fellow supposed to be?
Stanley's shop, William Bee.
During a busy day at the grocery shop, Stanley uses a fork lift to remove fruits and vegetables from a truck, makes a display, and helps customers.
Do not lick this book, Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost ; scanning electron microscope images by Linnea Rundgren.
Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.
Is Bear here?, Jonathan Bentley.
When you search long and hard for a beloved bear, you may be surprised by what turns up.
The Tooth Fairy's royal visit, Peter Bently & Garry Parsons.
The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?!
Scoot!, Jim Smith and Katie Blackburn.
Scooters, scooters everywhere. Do you have one? Do you dare?
Baby's first words, Christiane Engel ; [text and concept by Stella Blackstone and Sunny Scribens].
Come spend the day with a busy baby and her two dads and learn the words for all the things you see along the way.
Some dads, Nick Bland.
Explores how fathers can have different personalities and qualities, including a tendency to worry, a love of sports, and enjoying the outdoors.
The very sleepy bear, Nick Bland.
On a Jingle Jangle Mountain, as the snow fell on the rocks, a sleepy bear was being followed by a very sneaky fox. But Bear was in a hurry, he was running very late Winter had arrived and it was time to hibernate! The Very Cranky Bear is back and he has a mischievous fox to contend with.
Count your chickens, Jo Ellen Bogart, Lori Joy Smith.
Chickens, chickens everywhere going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing.
Daddy Honk Honk!, Rosalinde Bonnet.
With a little help from his friends on the tundra, an arctic fox learns how to be a good daddy to a noisy gosling.
Feminist Baby, Loryn Brantz.
Feminist Baby likes pink and blue, playing with cars and dolls, and the choice to become whatever she dreams.
Mayday mouse, Seb Braun.
When Captain Mouse sets sail on a bright, sunny day with a birthday present for her brother, little does she know the sea-going perils she will have to face! Her cheerful, optimistic nature refuses to be downcast by storms, caves, rocks and shipwrecks. Resourceful and inventive, she's able to save the day with just a little help from her friends!
Storm whale, Sarah Brennan ; illustrated by Jane Tanner.
Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down when I and my sisters walked to town. So begins the story of three sisters who find a whale stranded on a windswept beach and try to save it. With a powerful, poetic text, wonderful to read aloud, and illustrations full of life and movement, Storm Whale celebrates the majesty and vulnerability of nature and our place in it.
Tugboat Bill and the river rescue, written by Calista Brill ; illustrated by Tad Carpenter.
Bill the tugboat and Mabel the barge are friends happily working together on the Hudson River, and one day when a kitten falls into the water, Bill and Mabel prove that anyone can be a hero.
North, South, East, West, Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Greg Pizzoli.
Follows the journey of a little bird who flies to the North, South, East, West to decide which direction she likes best
Ten little dinosaurs, Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty.
Ten little dinosaurs, hatching from their eggs, Blinking in the sunshine, stretching out their legs.
Daddy long legs, Nadine Brun-Cosme, Aurelie Guillerey.
When their old green car has trouble starting, Matthew worries his Daddy won't be able to pick him up from school.
Fairy magic, Cerrie Burnell, Laura Ellen Anderson.
When Isabelle meets a lovely fairy called Summer-Blue, she discovers a magical world, hidden in the woods at the bottom of her garden.
Albert Le Blanc to the rescue!, Nick Butterworth.
Albert le Blanc's friend, Sally the toy hippo, has been bought by a little girl. Every day, they walk past the shop and Sally gives Albert a wink, as he sits in the window. Albert waves back and wonders if he will ever be chosen as a child's best friend.
Percy's bumpy ride, Nick Butterworth.
On a snowy night when a park keeper takes the animals into his hut for warmth, things get too crowded for comfort.
The secret path, Nick Butterworth.
It's a beautiful spring morning and a perfect opportunity for Percy to trim the overgrown maze. The animals decide to have some fun hiding on the stone lion in the middle of the maze, to surprise Percy.
The treasure hunt, Nick Butterworth.
Percy the park keeper is planning a treasure hunt. All his animal friends are to follow a trail of clues around the park and the first one to reach the end will find the treasure! The animals are so excited they can't wait for the hunt to begin.
The queen of the frogs, written by Davide Cali ; illustrated by Marco Som+ ; translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.
When a frog discovers a crown at the bottom of the pond, she is instantly pronounced queen over all the other frogs.
Ellie and Lump's very busy day, Dorothy Clark ; illustrated by Becky Palmer.
Ellie and Lump are bubbling with energy from the moment they wake up, they're just ready to explode! There's a lot to do: boing- boing-bouncing on beds, split-splatting eggs for breakfast, whizz-whooshing around on supermarket trollies and blowing up balloons. They're planning a big birthday surprise but who is it for?
Make it grow : bring nature to life by lifting the flaps, Debbie Powell ; [written by Katie Cotton].
Invites young readers to life the flaps in various drab environments, from a backyard and a mountaintop to a desert and a meadow, to see how growing things bring bright colours to the natural world around them.
Freddy Bear and the big bed, Joy Cowley ; illustrated by Philip Webb.
Freddy Bear is a big bear now and he needs a bigger bed. It's time to leave the little old cot behind!
There might be lobsters, Carolyn Crimi ; illustrated by Laurel Molk.
A little dog's paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller arrives in need during a whooshy, splashy, overwhelming day at the beach.
Whatcha building?, written by Andrew Daddo ; illustrated by Stephen Michael King.
The old milk bar on the corner is coming down to make way for something new. Little Davey Durak is gathering scrap a short piece of wood here, a long piece there. But what's Davey building? Bruce the builder wants to know, but Davey won't tell.
Six blind mice and an elephant, Jude Daly.
When an elephant falls asleep in a farmer's barn, six blind mice try to describe what an elephant is based on the part of the elephant each mouse explores.
Surprise! Surprise!, Niki Daly.
Mr. and Mrs. Tati love the baby piglet that Mr. Tati brings home, but they wonder what will happen when the piglet goes to school.
The three little pugs and the big, bad cat, Becky Davies ; illustrated by Caroline Attia.
Three pugs set out to build homes strong enough to stop the big bad cat, who is not far behind them, from eating their treats.
Pete the cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Kimberly and James Dean.
Pete the Cat is learning a new dance the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he's full of happy feet. But when Grumpy toad tells him, "Pete, you dance all wrong!" Pete is determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he's the grooviest when he's being himself.
Little Excavator, Anna Dewdney.
Little Excavator wants to help the big rigs transform a vacant lot into a neighbourhood park, but he is too small to get the job done! That is, until he finds a job that is a perfect Little E-sized task.
The pout-pout fish far, far from home, Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna.
Mr. Fish is going on vacation, but what happens when he forgets his favorite toy?
Dog & friends birthday, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Have fun with Dog and his animal friends as they discover lots of words and their meanings together.
Dog & friends busy day, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Have fun with Dog and his animal friends as they discover lots of action words and their meanings.
Dog & friends counting, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Follow the animal chums and learn to count along the way. There's Dog, of course, rolling on his back in the hope of getting his tummy tickled he's one of a kind!
Dog & friends on the farm, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Have fun with Dog and his farmyard friends as they discover lots of action words and their meanings.
Tabby McTat, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Tabby McTat was a busker's cat with a miaow that was loud and strong. The two of them sang of this and that, and people threw coins in the old checked hat...Fred, the busker, and his cat, Tabby McTat, are purr-fectly happy, singing together all day long. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? This is a heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty - and kittens!
What the ladybird heard on holiday, written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they've got even more ambitious.
Mr. Postmouse takes a trip, Marianne Dubuc.
The post office is closed, and that means it's time for Mr. Postmouse and his family to take a vacation.
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?
Optical physics for babies, Chris Ferrie.
It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written by an expert, Optical Physics for Babies is a colourfully simple introduction to optical physics.
Quantum entanglement for babies, Chris Ferrie.
Age range 0 to 3. It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written by an expert, Quantum Entanglement for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to one of nature's weirdest phenomenons. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about the wild world of quantum particles.
There's a walrus in my bed!, Ciara Flood.
Tonight, for the first time, Flynn is going to sleep in a proper big boy bed. But when bedtime rolls around, he just can't get to sleep. The reason? There's a walrus in his bed, of course! Mum and Dad play along while Flynn gives 'Walrus' blankets, snacks, milk and a top-secret trip to the toilet, but it doesn't look like anyone is getting much sleep tonight.
Gus Dog goes to work, Rachel Flynn and Craig Smith.
Every day Gus Dog goes to work in the back of the Ute with his owner, Tom the shearer. But one morning Gus wakes up to find Tom and the Ute gone. So Gus Dog decides to go to work on his own.
Don't wake the yeti, Claire Freedman, Claudia Ranucci.
If you find a yeti under your bed, there's no need to fret! Yetis are friendly, cuddly creatures and with this hilarious step-to-step guide your yeti will soon feel at home. You'll discover how to feed a yeti (you'll need a napkin), how to run a yeti's bath (with ice), and what to expect if you take him to school.
Poor Louie, Tony Fucile.
Loving life with his human parents, Louie becomes alarmed when his routine changes and double sets of new furniture and clothing begin showing up in his home as his mom's tummy gets bafflingly larger.
The book no one ever read, Cornelia Funke.
What if books want to be read as much as we want to read them? This is certainly true of our young hero in The Book No One Ever Read. Morry, a young book, is tired of standing still on a shelf amid dignified first editions, and yearns for the excitement of sharing his story with a child.
Take your time : a tale of Harriet, the Galapagos tortoise, Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrated by Laurel Molk.
A tortoise from the Galapagos Islands goes on an adventure at her own speed.
Substitute Creacher, Chris Gall.
Mr. Creacher, a multi-tentacled substitute teacher, warns his prankish students not to misbehave, recounting rhyming cautionary tales of the weird, spooky, and unexpected.
Otter loves Easter!, Sam Garton.
This year the Easter Bunny brought Otter lots of chocolate eggs her favorite! Otter Keeper said she had to share them with her friends, but sharing is very hard and eating chocolate is very easy. Otter didn't want Teddy, Giraffe, and Pig to be sad, though. Someone had to save Easter and she knew just the right Otter for the job!
Secrets I know, Kallie George and Paola Zakimi.
Did you know that trees make great umbrellas? An imaginative little girl shares secrets only she can tell, and each secret leads to another.
Big Little Hippo, Valeri Gorbachev.
Little Hippo cannot wait to grow up and complains that all the other animals are bigger than him, until he helps a small beetle and feels better about himself.
Dogs, Emily Gravett.
Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through this irresistible book. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. This is a wonderfully satisfying book with a twist in the tail.
Old hat, Emily Gravett.
Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little.
Wolf won't bite!, Emily Gravett.
Take your seat in the front row and watch in wonder as three cheeky little circus pigs make a wild wolf jump through hoops (literally), endure feats of astounding derring-do, and even withstand perilous games of dress-up. Safe in the thought that "Wolf Won't Bite!" they even put their heads between his jaws ...but can you push a wolf too far?
The bad bunnies' magic show, Mini Grey.
When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and Cadabra step in to save the day. But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye?
The mouse and the octopus, retold and illustrated by Lisala Halapua.
Retells a traditional Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse, who is rescued by an octopus, but tricks his saviour. This represents the origins of traditional fishing lure design.
Dr. Eleventh, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
In Dr. Eleventh, join the Eleventh Doctor and River Song on an amazing new adventure through time and space.
Dr. First, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
The greatest mash-up in the entire Whoniverse is here! Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this new series of stories, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves. In Dr. First, join the First Doctor and Susan on a new adventure, in which they encounter the dastardly Cybermen once more.
Dr. Fourth, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
The greatest mash-up in the entire Whoniverse is here! Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this new series of stories, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves. In Dr. Fourth, join the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith on an amazing new adventure through time and space.
Dr. Twelfth, originated by Roger Hargreaves ; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
The greatest mash-up in the entire Whoniverse is here! Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this new series of stories, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves. In Dr. Twelfth, join the Twelfth Doctor and Missy on an amazing new adventure through time and space.
Birds, Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common.
Rupert the mouse presents Be quiet!, Ryan T. Higgins.
All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book. One that's visually stimulating! With scenic pictures! And style! He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just wont stop talking.
Double take! : a new look at opposites, Susan Hood ; illustrated by Jay Fleck.
Who knows what's big unless there is small? Does short mean a thing except next to tall?
1, 2, pirate stew, Kylie Howarth.
1, 2, Round up the crew. 3, 4, Now grab an oar. Take one large cardboard box, two imaginative kids, and a splash of pirate pets and you have a recipe for adventure! Count along from 1 to 22 to discover the secret of the missing treasure and some very special pirate stew.
One thousand trees, Kyle Hughes-Odgers.
Deep in the heart of the city, Frankie dreams of a thousand trees. A journey of imagination and discovery into the world of trees and back, exploring the transformative power of nature and art.
My tail's not tired!, Jana Novotny Hunter ; illustrated by Paula Bowles.
How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn't even tired? And when their knees still have plenty of bounce in them? And when their arms still want to fly like a jet plane? Bedtime is surely a long way off! Luckily, Big Monster has a strategy to outwit Little Monster, with the inevitable result! A humorous and charming bedtime story that adults and children will love to read and play out again and again.
A royal lullabyhullaballoo!, Mick Inkpen.
With a host of noisy fairytale characters and a fold-out page on every spread, this is a new edition of a read-aloud classic from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Perfect for bedtime! The sun is down, the moon is up, and it is past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep?
The Big Bad Mood, Tom Jamieson and Olga Demidova.
George is having One of Those Days. One of Those Days where he shouts, 'I will not play nicely. I won't. I can't. I don't want to!!' George's mum says there's a Big Bad Mood hanging around him, but George has never seen a Big Bad Mood. That is, until today.
Before & after, Jean Jullien.
A series of two-frame narratives explore before-and-after scenarios, such as pale skin to sunburned skin, and uncooked pasta to a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
Pirates in the supermarket, Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Sarah Warburton.
There's an anchor in the butter! There's a spyglass by the juice! There are parrots on the carrots! There are pirates on the loose! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A swashbuckling pirate crew wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them. Can he convince the pirates to behave?
Rockabye pirate, Timothy Knapman, Ada Grey.
After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There'll be no more yo-ho-hoing and no more 'A-harr me hearties!' It's time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure.
Once upon a jungle, words by Laura Knowles ; pictures by James Boast.
Once upon a time there lived a jungle, but that was just the beginning. Step inside the wild and colourful jungle with this striking and richly illustrated book that introduces the food chain concept through simple, poetic language. Learn how the circle of life allows the jungle ecosystem to flourish, and see how many animals you can spot hiding in the leaves along the way.
A little book about safety, written by Samantha Kurtzman-Counter & Abbie Schiller ; based on a screenplay by Ruby Vanderzee ; illustration, Francois Grumelin-Sohn, Laura Sicouri, Martin Carolo.
While enjoying a day of swimming with his family, Hugo Hippo encounters several situations in which he must make decisions about his personal safety.
The lost girl, story by Ambelin Kwaymullina ; illustrations by Leanne Tobin.
The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers, from the Fathers and the Uncles and the Grandfathers. Who will show her the way home?
Me tall, you small, written and illustrated by Lilli L'Arronge ; translated by Madeleine Stratford.
Me Tall, You Small is a silly romp through a parent and child's daily lives, exploring the differences between being an adult and a child when doing various activities, from kicking the soccer ball around to cooking together to snuggling in bed after a long day. It's a dynamic readaloud with whimsical use of language (for instance, when playing in the mud: Me romp
Uncle Holland, JonArno Lawson ; illustrated by Natalie Nelson.
When Holland is caught stealing and joins the army to avoid jailtime, he is sent south, where he begins to paint the beautiful palm trees, parrots, flowers, and fish he finds there.
Trees, Lemniscates.
A simple introduction to trees describes seasonal changes and discusses different habitats and the contributions trees make to the environment.
May I have a word?, Caron Levis ; pictures by Andy Rash.
The letters C and K have an argument when K accuses C of stealing all the good words that start with the "k" sound.
My dog mouse, Eva Lindstrom ; translated by Julia Marshall ; edited by Penelope Todd.
A small girl takes an old dog for a walk. His name is Mouse and he is old and fat with thin ears. When he walks he sort of waddles and he alsways please to see her! She wishes he belonged to her.
Grandad's secret giant, David Litchfield.
"He has hands the size of tables," Grandad said, "legs as long as drainpipes and feet as big as rowing boats. Do you know who I mean?" "Yes," sighed Billy. "The Secret Giant. But he's not real!"
I love my white shoes, story by Eric Litwin ; created and illustrated by James Dean.
As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.
Puppy dog, puppy dog how are you?, Jo Lodge.
Why is puppy dog happy and giraffe sad? What has surprised bear and who needs to run away from glum lion? Wriggle the sliding tabs and giggle as the animals come to life! With brilliantly bold, bright pictures and a sweet, rhyming story loosely based on feelings, Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog, How Are You? by Jo Lodge is sure to put a big smile to your toddler's face.
Super Happy Magic Forest, Matty Long.
There's so much to see and talk about on every page of this hilarious story about five unlikely heroes (a unicorn, a gnome, a fairy, a faun, and a mushroom) who go on an epic quest to save their home, the amazing Super Happy Magic Forest! Bursting with jokes and details to pore over, Super Happy Magic Forest is sure to be a hit with children and grown-ups alike!
The fairytale hairdresser and Aladdin, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard.
The Fairytale Hairdresser is having a long-overdue holiday but in no time at all she is tangled up in a world of flying carpets, mysterious jewels, and magical lamps. Can she rescue Aladdin, free the genie, and save the day?
Virginia Wolf, Kyo Maclear ; [illustrated by] Isabelle Arsenault.
Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood -- growling, howling and acting very strange. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell.
Things to do, Elaine Magliaro ; illustrated by Catia Chien.
Told in rhyming text, the story takes us through a child's day, focusing on the animals and objects around the child.
The Want Monsters : and how they stopped ruling my world, Chelo Manchego.
A little boy learns to calm Oskar, his Want Monster, who urges him to overeat, play video games too long, and be the center of attention.
Dogs in cars, Felix Massie & Emmanuelle Walker.
Join these canine critters as they zoom around town in their dogmobiles. Count to one hundred through the many breeds of dogs from French bulldogs to Great Danes, while they wreak havoc on the streets in some pretty recognizable locomotives!
Ngā manu tukutuku e whitu o Matariki, nā Calico McClintock ngā kōrero i tuhi ; nā Dominique Ford ngā pikitia ; nā Ngaere Roberts ngā kōrero i whakamāori.
He wā hirahira tēnei o te tau. Ko te wā i rangona ai te mahana o te ahu marangai, i kitea ai te marama piko i te rangi pūhaka o te pō. Tokowhitu ngā kōtiro, whānau kotahi, i hanga manu tukutuku, hei whakanui i te Tau Hou. Ko ngā whatu, o ngā manu, he anga. Heoi anō, i kahakina e te hau marangai ngā manu nei. Kua tae mai a Matariki.
Goodnight, numbers, Danica McKellar ; illustrated by Alicia Padron.
Illustrations and simple text help the reader understand the numbers one to ten and recognize them as they appear all around us, especially at bedtime. Includes note to parents.
Pigeon P.I., written and illustrated by Meg Mclaren.
A pigeon private eye captures a birdnapper with help from his feathered friends.
Melbourne : word by word, Michael McMahon.
Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page by page. No ordinary word-book, and no ordinary city guide, Melbourne Word by Word is the celebration of a city, created by an illustrator who lives and works in the heart of it
Lulu gets a cat, Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw.
Lulu really wants a cat. But Mummy says pets are a lot of work, so Lulu is eager to find out more. She reads all about cats in the library. She takes care of her stuffed toys and shows Mummy how responsible she can be. When she finally gets to adopt a little cat of her own, Lulu knows just what to do.
Colour with splosh! : a Splosh the Duck book, David Melling.
This bright, bold board book from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colours for the very young and great to read aloud. Small children will fall in love with Splosh and his adorable fluffy duck friends as they splish and splash around in colourful paints. Can they paint a rainbow?
Over and under the pond, Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal.
Celebrates the forms of life that live above and under a pond, including turtles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, minnows, frogs, and catfish.
My name is not refugee, Kate Milner.
A young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, and that will be difficult. They will have to walk and walk and walk, and although they will see many new and interesting things, it will be difficult at times too. A powerful and moving exploration that draws the young reader into each stage of the journey, inviting the chance to imagine the decisions he or she would make.
That neighbor kid, Daniel Miyares.
In this nearly wordless picture book, a young girl spies on her new neighbor, a young boy who is building something from planks of the fence between their backyards.
The rabbit-hole golf course, Ella Mulvey & Karen Briggs.
In the big old ute, on the long red road, in the desert of my home, we all set off for the rabbit-hole golf course. It's the best place around here to find rabbits. We sit by the holes, we dig, we wait. Thump tick, thump tick, thump tick Where are all the rabbits? A warm and funny Australian story.
Everyone, Christopher Silas Neal.
Everyone has feelings. Everyone cries, everyone laughs, everyone sings. Everyone.
I want to be in a book, Narelle Oliver.
For most of his life, Cecil waited patiently on a pinboard, dreaming of being in a book, like all the other creatures he saw come and go. Cecil is only a sketch, but he has a name, and he wonders, if just maybe, he might be destined for greater things. Cecil is the reader's eyes as we see books created in front of us. Cecil's imagination soars as he dreams of what book he might land in. And then one day, he does land in a book. And a new, exciting, and even dangerous, adventure begins.
Te haerenga māia a Ripipata i Te Araroa, nā Maris O'Rourke, nā Claudia Pond Eyley ngā pikitia, nā Wainui I whakamāori.
E mokemoke ana a Riripata, nā konā ia ka ahu atu i Te Rēinga i tētahi haerenga roa kia toro ai ki ōna kaihana kunekune i te Rāihe Kararehe o Tāmaki Makaurau. Nōna e heke haere ana mā Te Araroa, ka tūtaki ia ki ētahi hoa, ka karo hoki i ētahi wero whakamataku.
Once upon a dragon : stranger safety for kids (and dragons), written by Jean E. Pendziwol ; illustrated by Martine Gourbault.
When a little girl and her dragon friend stumble into a fairy tale world, it is up to the little girl to keep her companion out of harm's way when they meet up with the hungry wolf of "Little Red Riding Hood," Snow White's evil stepmother, and other unseemly characters.
Pink lion, Jane Porter.
Arnold blends right in with his bright pink flamingo family. Then a growling gang of lions stops by and demands that Arnold should be more lion-like, just like them. Poor Arnold tries but misses his old life. But then his flamingo family are threatened by the growling gang. Is this the moment when Arnold will find his roar?
That bear can't babysit, Ruth Quayle, Alison Friend.
When Mr and Mrs Burrow hire a babysitter, they are not expecting Bear. And Bear is not expecting seven little bunnies who are full of mischief.
A day with the animal railway, Sharon Rentta.
Dexter and Grandpa Cat love trains and railways and watching trains and riding on them. One day, during a long and frustrating delay while on a train, Grandpa gets to drive it!
Daisy doodles, Michelle Robinson, Irene Dickson, Tom Weller.
When Daisy draws a little mouse named Pipsqueak, he comes to life and leads her on the most magical adventure.
The jungle crew, Madeleine Rogers.
Teach young children about the animals of the jungle with this fun and educational board book. It features five animals a monkey, tiger, tree frog, parrot and toucan with a rhyming text and illustrations which young children will find appealing.
The safari set, Madeleine Rogers.
Teach your children about the animals of the savannah with this fun and educational board book, part of a series that explores the natural world. The Safari Set features five animals a hippo, giraffe, elephant, lion and zebra with rhyming text and illustrations. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover.
Fun in the sun!, [this book was made by Jo Ryan [and three others].
Shares the fun things that happen in the sun, including visiting the beach, playing in the pool, and having cookouts.
When Zero left Number Land, story by Maita Songco Salvador ; illustrations by Iori Espiritu.
When Zero heard the news about him, leaving Number Land was best, it seemed. So off he went to find a new home. Will he finally find a place of his own?
Paws off my book, Fabi Santiago.
Olaf the Giraffe is excited when he finds a book. I love books! he chuckles, and starts to have a look. But he gets interrupted by a whole host of animals who tell him how to read: lying down like a crocodile, standing on one leg like a flamingo, and even hanging upside down like a monkey! Olaf has enough and stomps away but soon finds himself sharing the book with all the animals, together. A charming picture book about the joy of reading and finding your own way.
Caring for your lion, Tammi Sauer ; illustratioed by Troy Cummings.
When a boy's long-awaited pet arrives, a note on the crate reads, "Congratulations on your new lion! We know you ordered a kitten, but we ran out of those." Fortunately, the big cat comes with instructions like, try very hard NOT to look like a zebra. Or a gazelle. And order ten pizzas for dinner. Caring for a lion is hard work, but could the king of the jungle end up being the purrrr-fect pet?
Are you a boy or are you a girl?, Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher.
Offering parents, family members, and teachers a fun and creative way to open a dialogue with young children about gender diversity, this story features a gender-neutral child named Tiny who likes to dress up as an animal, or a doctor, or a butterfly, but not to identify as a boy or a girl.
Where is Grandma? : my trip to the hospital, Peter Sch+ssow ; [translation, Sally-Ann Spencer ; edited by Penelope Todd].
A small boy visits the hospital with his sister. While she is outside talking to her friend on the phone he asks for his grandma at the information desk. He does not know Grandma's name so settles down to wait for his sister. Bored with a long wait he sets off to find Grandma himself! He meets a lot of people who are not Grandma and learns a lot about the hospital on his journey.
One special day, written by Lola M. Schaefer ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve.
An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.
Axel Scheffler's flip flap ocean.
What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle! With over 121 possible underwater creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly animals that live under the ocean.
Eric the postie : a little echidna with a really big dream, Matt Shanks.
Eric had a dream he knew he could be the best postman ever. There was one big obstacle-he didn't have any mail to deliver. Eric is not going to let that stop him. An adorable, heartwarming story about chasing your big dreams, no matter how little you are.
Little Red Riding Hood, Nick Sharratt, Stephen Tucker.
In Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood, the traditional fairy tale is retold in irreverent, playful rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud, and brilliantly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's bright and vibrant illustrations. There are flaps to lift and pop-up surprises on every page: see the Big Bad Wolf jump out from behind a tree, watch him run away from the brave woodcutter and then open the wardrobe to set poor Granny free!
Round, Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.
Newbery-Honor winning poet Joyce Sidman invites readers to search their worlds for round objects in nature. Illustrated with warm, intimate art by two-time New York Times Best Illustrated artist Taeeun Yoo, this fresh celebration shows why we love this shape best.
Wet, Carey Sookocheff.
Explores getting wet in good ways, such as stepping into a pool, and bad ways, such as sitting on a bench after rain.
Never take a bear to school, Mark Sperring, Britta Teckentrup.
Bears are clumsy. They don't sit still. They're much, much bigger than teachers and they eat such a lot of lunch! Yes, taking a bear to school is a BAD idea. But will this little boy find the courage to face the first day of school alone? With so much to do, like painting, dressing up, storytime, and making new friends, he just might! And Bear? He'll always be waiting at the end of the day, with a great big hug!
The last train for Christmas, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
All aboard for a snowy adventure! When heavy snow blocks the tracks one Christmas Eve, everyone is worried. Will Connor be able to bring his train home in time for Christmas?
Puppy, puppy, puppy, written by Julie Sternberg ; illustrated by Fred Koehler.
Baby and puppy are double trouble and best friends.
Tiny dinosaurs, Joel Stewart.
What would you do if you found tiny dinosaurs living at the bottom of your garden? Make friends with them, of course! That's exactly what Daisy does when she finds a tiny t-rex, mini stegosaurus, and titchy triceratops. But will Daisy still want to play with her best friend Rex the dog now that she has dinosaurs to play with? Of course she will! And that's because true friendship lasts forever.
Ka hīkoi a Pūtangitangi, nā Stephanie Thatcher i tuhi ; nā Ngaere Roberts i ngā kōrero whakamāori.
E kimi haere ana a Pūtangitangi i tōna hoa. Ka kitea, ka aha? E rua ngā pūtangitangi āhuareka o te pūrakau nei me tētahi poraka!
Pūtangitangi walks, Stephanie Thatcher.
Pūtangitangi is looking for her friend. What will she do when she finds him? A surprising rhyming story about two playful little ducks and a frog!
Baby's first book of birds & colors, Phyllis Limbacher Tildes.
From the eastern bluebird and blue jay to the scarlet tanager and northern cardinal, little ones will discover the natural world and learn the names and colours of birds in their natural habitats. Each bird is labeled by name, as are flowers, fruits, and foliage.
Peas and quiet, written by Gabrielle Tozer ; illustrated by Sue deGennaro.
Best friends Pip and Pop live in a peapod, but sometimes it can get a little too cosy especially because they are so different! Pip loves to sing, while Pop won't stop snoring. How are they ever going to work out how to live together?
You're five!, Shelly Unwin, Katherine Battersby.
You're five! You've grown so big! Look at you! You're four plus one. You're three plus two! Being 'big' feels so important and exciting to the treasured five-year-old in your life. Celebrate the pleasures of growing up with this unique picture book that highlights how special it is to be five!
You're four!, Shelly Unwin, Katherine Battersby.
You're four! Four is fantastic. It's twice as big as two. What else comes as four? Other than you? Thirsty for knowledge, the four-year-old explores the world with great gusto. Celebrate this special age in a child's life with a gorgeous picture book that perfectly captures the joy of being four years old.
You're one!, Shelly Unwin, Katherine Battersby.
You're one! One is special. You are one of a kind. Great things come in ones. Which ones will we find? Perfect to read aloud to that special one-year-old in your life, this unique picture book celebrates what it's like to be new to the world, and all the wonder of a child's first year.
You're three!, Shelly Unwin, Katherine Battersby.
You're three! Three is amazing! You're as big as can be. You're one plus two, and that makes three. The world is an exciting place for a three-year-old. Celebrate the imaginative life of the growing child with this sweet picture book that rejoices in being three!
You're two!, Shelly Unwin, Katherine Battersby.
You're two! You're growing up! Look at you! You're one plus one, and that makes two. Running, jumping and cuddling are all part of a two-year-old's day. Enjoy a quiet moment with the busy toddler in your life with this picture book that lovingly captures the curiosity and wonder of a child who's turned two.
Sun, Sam Usher.
It's the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. It's just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. But as the sun beats down, Grandad keeps having to stop for a rest, and by the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Good job they have enough food to share.
Grumpy Frog, Ed Vere.
Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning. But what happens when Grumpy Frog doesn't win, or encounters horror of horrors a Pink Rabbit? Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry.
That's not my baby, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a new title in the groundbreaking "That's not my..." series. It is an award-winning series shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills. The Series was awarded 'Best Buy' by the readers of "Prima Baby" magazine.
That's not my fairy : her dress is too shiny, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my goat--, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young children. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.
That's not my penguin, Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
Part of the "That's Not My..." series, this title combines colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills.
That's not my snowman, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my unicorn, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This sparkly, touchy-feely book features a magical unicorn to talk about, and a little white mouse to spot on every page. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the textured patches as they try to find their unicorn.
Even monsters need to sleep, written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
What do you do before you go to bed at night? Bigfoot hugs his wooby extra tight, while aliens have pillow fights. Nessie gets a drink, then swims down deep. But in the end, everybody needs to sleep. Even monsters.
The tickle test, Kathryn White, Adrian Reynolds.
Could you pass the test to join the Tickle Squad? One brave mouse is willing to give it a go! It's easy to tickle a giraffe and fun to tickle a bear. An octopus is trickier (underwater with all those arms) but tickling a crocodile is the hardest one with all those sharp teeth! This is a ticklish tale that children will love.
Welcome : a Mo Willems guide for new arrivals.
An introductory guide to the world for new babies.
Colours for Kiwi babies, Fraser Williamson and Matthew Williamson.
All baby's first colours in English and Māori. Features colours of iconic New Zealand things, including the silver fern, paua shell, kowhai flower and the kiwi.
Counting for Kiwi babies, Fraser Williamson and Matthew Williamson.
Count from one to ten in English and Māori. Features native birds, including the fantail, hoiho, kākāriki, morepork and the kiwi.
Tell me a story Rory, Jeanne Willis, Holly Clifton-Brown.
Rory the lion can't sleep without a bedtime story and the little girl never forgets to tell him one. But one day the girl - not so little now - goes away. If Rory tells his own bedtime story will it somehow come true? Will it bring his little girl back?
Dormouse dreams, written by Karma Wilson ; illustrated by Renata Liwska.
Dormouse hibernates and dreams of spring until spring arrives, and along with it comes his dormouse friend.
Rapunzel, Bethan Woollvin.
Golden-haired princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in her lofty tower by a wicked witch, who lops off locks of her beautiful hair and sells them for her own profit.
What do you do with a problem?, written by Kobi Yamada ; illustrated by Mae Besom.
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than expected.
What do you do with an idea?, written by Kobi Yamada ; illustrated by Mae Besom.
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.
On Duck Pond, Jane Yolen ; pictures by Bob Marstall.
A young boy and his dog on a serene pond that erupts in a cacophony of birds, frogs, turtles, and other creatures.
One hundred sausages, Yuval Zommer.
A riotous follow-up to One Hundred Bones finds sausage-loving pooch Scruff inciting the wrath of his neighbours with his food-snatching activities until a theft at the butcher shop compels Scruff to use his sausage-sniffing nose to track down the culprit.

World Languages

Asterix chez les Bretons, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Asterix et Cleopatre, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins de Albert Uderzo.
Asterix et les Goths, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Asterix et les Normands, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Asterix gladiateur, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Asterix legionnaire, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Asterix le Gaulois, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
La serpe d'or, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Le combat des chefs, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
Le tour de Gaule d'Asterix, texte de Rene Goscinny ; dessins d'Albert Uderzo.
L'etoile mysterieuse, Herge.
Le crabe aux pinces d'or, Herge.
Le lotus bleu, Herge.
Le sceptre d'Ottokar, Herge.
Les aventures de Tintin : reporter du Petit "Vingtieme" au pays des Soviets, par Herge.
Les cigares du pharaon, Herge.
L'ile noire, Herge.
Tintin, his dog Snowy, and their friends track down a sinister gang that counterfeits money at their hideaway on Scotland's Black Isle.Tintin (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc., Children's.
L'oreille cassee, Herge.
Tintin en Amerique, Herge.
Si Ambongan, sugilanon ni Lamberto E. Antonio ; dibuho ni J.B. dela.
Matutong magbasa! : ang bagong alphabetong Filipino.
Ano ang nasa loob ng tren?, direksiyon at Disenyo ni David West.
Ano ang Nasa Loob ng Eroplano?, direksiyon at Disenyo ni David West.
Ano ang Nasa Loob ng Sasakyang Pangkalawakan?, direksiyon at Disenyo ni David West.
Dalawang bayani ng bansa, isunulat ni Rene O. Villanueva ; iginuhit ni Joel Jason O. Chua.
The story of Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, two national heroes of the Philippines.
Guardians of tradition : gawad sa manlilikha ng bayan, text by Mae Astrid Tobias ; illustrations by Rommel E. Joson ; photos by Renato S. Rastrollo.
Who are the indigenous and folk artists of the Philippines? Guardians of Tradition by Mae Astrid Tobias and illustrated by Rommel Joson is full of facts about 11 of the best Philippine master weavers, folk musicians, performing artists, mat weavers and metal smiths whose talents and skills have earned them the title Manlilikha ng Bayan.
Gustong-gusto ko magsipilyo = I love to brush my teeth, [written by] Shelley Admont ; [illustrated by] Sonal Goyal, Sumit Sakhuja ; translated from English by Aimee M.
Jimmy is a sweet little bunny who learns just how important tooth brushing is and how much fun it can be.
Ibong Adarna, muling isinalaysay ni Virgilio S. Almario ; muling iginuhitt ni Jordan Santos ; orihinal naguhit ni Gualberto Ortega.
To cure their father's illness, three princes set out to capture the elusive and enchanting Adarna bird.
May darating na trak bukas, Tula ni Virgilio S. Almario ; Guhit ni Sergio Bumatay III.
Si Langgam at si Tipaklong : may magandang bukas ang marunong magsikap, muling isinalaysay ni Virgilio S. Almario ; guhit ni Renato Gamos.
Mmmmm... Sarap!, nina Ana de Borja Araneta & Krie Reyes Lopez.
Ang dilim-dilim!, nina Ana de Borja Araneta & Krie Reyes Lopez.
Kilikili!, nina Ana de Borja & Krie Reyes Lopez.
Kokak kokak, nina Ana de Borja Araneta & Krie Reyes Lopez.
Prrrrrt... utot!, nina Ana de Borja Araneta & Krie Reyes Lopez.
Chicken boots = Mga botang pangmanok, written and illustrated by Sarah Barrera.
Filemon mamon, kuwento ni Christine Bellen ; guhit ni Jason Moss.
The travails of an overweight child are playfully portrayed in this humorous and witty story. His name says it all -- a taunt in itself! But Filemon cares enough about playing a hero on stage someday that he is willing to mend his ways. Without anyone realizing it, the story has become an amusing lesson on healthy eating!.
Ang makambini at ako, kuwento ni Becky Bravo ; guhit ni Joza Nada.
Ang maraming mga kulay sa panaginip ni Caroline = Caroline's color dreams, written by Tanner and Bailey Call ; illustrated by Joshua Timothy.
Kita-kita tayo!, isinulat ni Kristine Canon ; iginuhit ni Paul Eric Roca.
Naaay! taaay!, kuwento ni Kristine Canon ; guhit ni Vanessa Tamayo.
Pahingi po?, isinulat ni Kristine Canon ; iginuhit ni Paul Eric Roca.
Sakay na!, isinulat ni Kristine Canon ; iginuhit ni Paul Eric Roca.
Si Pilong patago-tago, kuwento ni Kristine Canon ; guhit ni Leo Alvarado.
Nawawala si Muningning!, Kuwento ni Michael M. Coroza ; Guhit ni Tokwa S. Peuaflorida.
Ibong Adarna, Jason Sto. Domingo.
Maia's birthday party, story by Yvette Fernandez ; illustrations by Nicole Anne Lim.
Haluhalo espesyal, story by Yvette Fernandez ; illustrations by Jill Arwen Posadas.
Jackie has been sick for a week! Her mother has been giving her all the medicine she needs but nothing seems to work. Suddenly, Lola Itang comes to visit. Can Lola Itang's enchanted kitchen restore Jackie's healthy, happy self?.
Chenelyn! Chenelyn!, kuwento ni Rhandee Garlitos ; guhit ni Liza Flores.
Children think that Chenelyn is a magician - she makes things happen around the household! Floors are cleaner, meals are cooked. It seems that without her, everything will stop running smoothly. Until one day, everything did, and everybody at home becomes worried.
Ipinaglihi sa labanos = White as radish, kuwentoi ni/story by Luis P. Gatmaitan ; guhit ni/illustrations by Ray Sunga.
Si Tito Libro at Ako, isinulat ni Uma Krishnaswami ; iginuhit ni JC Galag.
EDSA, Kuwento ni Russell Molina ; Guhit ni Sergio Bumatay III.
Ayun O! Handaan!, isinulat ni Bong Oris ; iginuhit ni Ray Sunga.
Ayun O! Pasukan na!, isinulat ni Bong Oris ; iginuhit ni Kora Dandan-Albano.
Ayun, O! Bakasyon na!, isinulat ni Bong Oris ; iginuhit ni Abi Goy.
Ayun, O! Laro tayo!, isinulat ni Bong Oris ; iginuhit ni Frances Alcaraz.
Ayun, O! Sorpresa!, isinulat ni Bong Oris ; iginuhit ni Angela Taguiang.
Hipon and Biya, story by Carla M. Pacis ; illustrated by Joanne de Leon.
Melag, B. Redila.
Isang harding papel, kuwento ni Augie Rivera ; guhit ni Rommel Joson.
Si Diwayen, noong bago dumating ang mga Espanyol, kuwento ni Augie Rivera ; guhit ni Paolo Lim.
Relates the story of a slave girl who earned her freedom as a result of her courage in saving her friend, the datu's daughter, from the wild boar.
Si Segunda, noong panahon ng mga Espanyol, kuwento ni Augie Rivera ; guhit ni Pepper O. Roxas.
Relates the story of how a little girl learned to read, write, and count without attending school during the Spanish occupation.
Animal games = Mga larong hayop, tula ni/a poem by Lara Saguisag ; isinalin sa Filipino/translated to Filipino by Eugene Evasco ; guhit ni/art by Aaron Asis.
Explore the wonders of childhood with this series of poetry picture books. Follow a pack of friends as they prowl the streets like animals and tear across their neighborhood.
Detective boys of Masangkay : ang mangkukulam, Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo
How long till September?, story by Tanya Sevilla-Simon ; illustrations by Jill Arwen Posadas.
Naging pintor si Tominaman sa Rogong :bIsang mitong Maranaw mula sa mga baybay-lawa sa timog ng Filipinas, muling isinalaysay ni Felice Prudente Sta. Maria ; isinalin sa Filipino ni Michael Coroza ; iginuhit ni Brian Vallesteros.
Datu Tominaman sa Rogong realizes that there is something missing in his life: colour. In his search for colour, he also discovers the art of painting.
35 kuwentong klasiko.
Bakawan, story by Catherine Yu Untalan, Reena Rae de Leon Sarmiento, Mae Astrid Tobias ; illustrations by Van Zeus Allen Bascon.
The Rene O. Villanueva children's reader, sinulat, pinili, at inayos ni Rene O. Villanueva ; guhit ni Elbert Or.
Supremo, kuwento ni Xi Zuq ; guhit ni Al Estrella.

Younger Fiction

Helping Harmony : there's more than one way to save a whale, Angie Belcher ; illustrated by Pauline August.
"Haunted by the death of a young Orca, Nikora Ahipene devotes his life to their study and preservation. Nine year old Ciara is also fascinated by these great mammals. After hearing Nikora speak to her class she decides to adopt an orca of her own. It's not long before Nikora, Ciara, conservationists and local iwi collide when an orca pod strands on a narrow estuary.
Far apart, close in heart : being a family when a loved one is incarcerated, Becky Birtha ; pictures by Maja Kastelic.
Children from all walks of life experience various emotions when their parent is in jail or prison, but they learn there are ways to communicate their feelings that will help improve their situation and remind them they are not alone.
Best-loved Paddington stories, Michael Bond & Karen Jankel ; illustrated by R. W. Alley.
Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Paddington is now a major movie star! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures Paddington Goes to Hospital, Paddington at the Circus and Paddington Goes for Gold.
Paddington's finest hour, Michael Bond ; illustrated by R. W. Alley.
Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist!
The little cloud, Beverley Burch & Elspeth Nicol.
One day, there's a big storm in Wellington and a little cloud gets his wish. He says goodbye to the angry storm cloud and goes off on adventures of his own - trying out different colours and shapes and exploring his city home
Super Rabbit Boy powers up!, Thomas Flintham.
Tired of always losing to Super Rabbit Boy in their video game world, King Viking goes to the Secret Lands to find the Super Power Up that will give him super powers Super Rabbit Boy must stop him, but first he must make it past goblins, ghosts, and other video dangers.
Lilly and Fin : a mermaid's tale, Cornelia Funke ; translated by Oliver Latsch.
Two merpups named Lilly and Fin must escape from the clutches of the humans who want to add them to their collection of rare aquatic creatures.
Bertolt, Jacques Goldstyn ; [translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick].
This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt. The boy admits to being an outlier among his peers, but insists that while he is alone, he is never lonely. Being independent suits him, and he considers his difference to be his advantage.
Brothers from a different mother, Phillip Gwynne, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall.
Tapir lives in the jungle. Pig lives in the village. But when they meet at the waterhole, they discover they are the same in so many ways. They might even be brothers from a different mother!
Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel, Charise Mericle Harper ; illustrated by Ashley Spires.
June is happy to get a new neighbour, Mae, and soon the two of them are best friends and having adventures determined by the Wonder Wheel that they spin each morning.
Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears, Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen.
While on his way to battle with a fierce dragon, Sir Lance-a-Little has to save his cousin from the Three Angry Bears.
The lava melt shake, Kyle Mewburn ; illustrations by Donovan Bixley.
Sometimes a big brain means big trouble! When the ground begins to shake and volcanoes spew flames, Arg's tribe is in danger! Find out how Arg and his friend Shlok save the day in a very messy way. Step back in time and join Arg and Krrk-Krrk in the second side-splitting, disgustingly funny Dinosaur Trouble adventure.
Amelia Bedelia makes a splash, Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.
Amelia has big plans for her summer, until her mom signs her up for sleep-away camp. The all-girls camp is old-fashioned and can't compete with the high-tech computer camp across the lake, where her cousin Jason is spending his summer. As summer really kicks off, the two camps begin to interact with one another and figure out that they're all happier when they learn to live and learn together.
Captain Underpants and the big, bad battle of the Bionic Booger Boy. Part 1, The night of the nasty nostril nuggets : the sixth epic novel, Dav Pilkey.
A snotty situation ensues when Melvin Sneedley, an academically-gifted student, turns into the Bionic Booger Boy and must be stopped by George, Harold, and Captain Underpants. By flipping the pages, the reader may view animated illustrations.
An orange for Frankie, Patricia Polacco.
Frankie and his eight brothers and sisters learn lessons about giving, family, and tradition during a snowy Michigan Christmas long ago.
Ivan and the lighthouse, written by Grant Sheehan ; illustrated by Rosalind Clark.
Ivan is happy enough at Devonport School but he finds it hard to concentrate, because through the classroom window he can see - gleaming in the harbour - Bean Rock Lighthouse. That's where his father is the keeper, and that's where Ivan really wants to be.
The forever garden, Laurel Snyder & Samantha Cotterill.
Each day, rain or shine, Honey works in her garden, and each day, the little girl who lives next door is right by Honey's side. She hangs on the fence in the mornings. She watches from her window when it's raining.
The ship of secrets : the tenth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton.
On his way to the Grand Masked Ball and what promises to be a disaster of a date, Geronimo is once again whisked away to the Kingdom of Fantasy, and this time he must save the Princess of the Vanilla Fairies from an evil wizard who is using the pirate ship, Ship of Secrets, to gather magical objects to increase his power and take over the kingdom.
Glitterwing's book week blunder, 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, whizzie-whooshy, flying horses and they're real! It's true. Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much trouble. Who would have thought book week could end up in such a magical mess!
Whizz's internet oopsie, 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, whizzie-whooshy, flying horses and they're real! It's true. Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much trouble. Who would have thought a computer game could lead to such classroom chaos!