New Titles Children’s December 2016 (arrived in November 2016)

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Anne of Green Gables, directed by John Kent Harrison.
A new adaptation of the classic series, the film is set in 1907 on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Anne Shirley is sent there to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a boy. Anne must make her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and in Avonlea to ensure she is never sent back to the orphanage again.
Fireman Sam. Alien alert! : the movie.,
Alien Alert will take the iconic fireman on a new adventure to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding alien-hunter-turned-TV-presenter Douglas' arrival to the town of Pontypandy. With UFO sightings and mild peril on the increase, Fireman Sam is determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious events.
Little savages, directed by Paul Tomborello.
When siblings Albie and Tiffany are sent to the charming town of Culver to stay with their quirky Aunt Jackie they encounter a crew of junkyard misfit kids called the Little Savages. Soon they are in a race against bullies to find a treasure hidden by an eccentric philanthropist.
The mermaid princess, directed by Adam Qui.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved fairy tale, The Mermaid Princess tells the story of a kind-hearted mermaid who saves a ship captain's daughter from the stormy ocean.
Because of Winn-Dixie, directed by Wayne Wang.
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer.
Baby, I love you., Petite Music Box.
Christmas. v. 2, Petite Music Box.
Dream big, princess.,
A collection of songs from Disney Princesses.
Here come the ABC's, They Might Be Giants.
My first lullaby album.,
Play school : 50 best songs : 50 years.,
Play school. Big Ted, Prince of Bears.,
Prince Big Ted has a royal crown, he has a royal cloak but doesn't have a royal castle. He sets off to find one, and is joined by his friends Humpty, Jemima, Little Ted and the rest of his Play School Friends. This is the companion album to the national Play School tour which commenced March 2014 and features many of the songs from the live shows.
The jungle is jumping, Fleabite.
You make me feel like dancing.,
New music from the Wiggles to make you feel like dancing! Music that makes you start tapping your feet, start nodding your head and make you start smiling like you had just eaten your grandmother's homemade biscuits. Happy wiggling!
Heads & shoulders, tummy & knees, Judi Cranston.
Imagine that!, Judi Cranston.
The Wiggles. Dial E for Emma!,
Emma is a phone call away. Emma will help you dance, sing, create, play and sign. Take a bike ride around her wonderful world, with her bicycle bells, flowers and beautiful ballet.
Blaze and the monster machines. High-speed adventures.,
Let's blaaaze into four high-speed races with the Monster Machines! Help Blaze and AJ use adhesion to stop Zeg from bouncing away and acceleration to get Darington to the Stuntmania Super Track. Plus, win a sailboat race with the right parts and wind power, and even team up with Pickle for Team Truck Challenge Day!
Giggle and Hoot presents Frightful fun.,
Are you ready for some Frightful Fun? Join some of your favourite friends with this boo-tiful collection of spooky stories from ABC KIDS. Bob the Builder, Dinosaur Train, Postman Pat, Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood, Peter Rabbit, Miffy's Adventures.
Peter Rabbit. Don't quit Rabbit!,
Peter Rabbit is a dynamic re-imagining of Beatrix Potter's timeless children's classic. Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin and Lilyas they use a model owl to scare off Old Brown, escape Mr Tod's lair, and when Peter hears about his father's greatest ever heist, he embarks on some high risk highway robbery - Mr McGregor's entire wheelbarrow of potatoes on its way to market!
Ultimate Spider-man. Web-warriors. 2, The spider-verse.,
When the Goblin opens portals to alternate worlds, Spider-Man must team up with six different alternative versions of himself to stop Goblin from using their DNA to become unbeatable!
Alice & Megan forever, Judi Curtin.
Megan and Alice are starting secondary school; with new subjects, new teachers and new friends, it's going to take a bit of getting used to. And when Megan meets Marcus, the class bad-boy who's always in trouble, but doesn't seem to care, things really start to get complicated. At least she has Home Ec class with Alice - the worst cook in the school - to look forward to, so school's not all bad!
Alice in the middle, Judi Curtin.
A best friend is forever, isn't she? Megan can't wait to go away to Summer Camp with her best friend Alice. It will be fantastic - no organic porridge, no school, nothing but fun! But when Alice makes friends with Hazel, Megan begins to feel left out. Hazel's pretty, sophisticated and popular, and Alice seems to think she's amazing. Is Megan going to lose her very best friend?
Alice next door, Judi Curtin.
Best friends need to be together. Don't they? Poor Megan! Not only is she stuck with totally uncool parents, and a little sister who is too cute for words, but also her very best friend, Alice, has moved away. Now Megan has to go to school and face the dreaded Melissa all on her own. The two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together. But can their secret plan work?
Alice to the rescue, Judi Curtin.
Winning is a good thing, isn't it? Everyone in first year is really excited about the big prize in the English essay competition - four months in France - and Alice has a good chance of winning. Megan loves writing essays, but she doesn't want to win - go away for four months alone, no way! She doesn't want Alice to go either - why would anyone want to go abroad without her best friend? But Alice seems determined to win ... How much should you give up for your best friend?
Bonjour Alice, Judi Curtin.
Megan's really looking forward to the summer holidays - her whole family is going to France, and best of all Alice is coming too! But when Alice tries to make friends with a local French boy things begin to get very interesting ...
Don't ask Alice, Judi Curtin.
It's Easter and best friends Alice and Megan are together in Limerick again. They are both looking forward to their confirmation especially as their two families are going out to dinner together to celebrate. But not even a meal can be simple when Alice is around as she decides to hatch a plan to get her parents back together ...
The girl of ink & stars, Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
Hero on a bicycle, Shirley Hughes.
From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a thrilling World War II novel for children aged 10 and up. It is 1944 and Florence, Italy, is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them? In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things ...
Whistling in the dark, Shirley Hughes.
Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under threat from the Nazi's terrifying nightly air-raids. It is not an easy time to be a teenager, especially with the sweet rationing, strict curfews and blackouts. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the bombings intensify and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart.
A pig called Heather, Harry Oulton.
Heather's best friend is a girl called Isla, who lives with her dad on a farm in Scotland. Their idyllic life together is shattered when a thunderstorm destroys the farm and forces Isla's dad to sell up and move to London - leaving Isla and Heather miles apart and utterly miserable. Then fate intervenes, turning Heather from an everyday pig into a national celebrity, and catapulting her to fame, fortune and most excitingly of all - London. Heather embarks on a quest to track down her best friend. After all, how many girls with freckles can there be in London?
Goblin quest, Philip Reeve.
They've fallen from the tower and battled the dwarves, now Skarper and his troop of hapless goblins must save the Westlands from a terrible fate: they're just not sure exactly what that terrible fate might be. Wannabe-hero Prince Rhind is trying to conquer the long-lost land of Elvensea, unaware that it holds a terrible, dark power and he's not going to let a bunch of goblins stop him from getting his glory. Chasing Rhind across land and sea, the goblins are off on the quest of their lives in this fantastically exciting and brilliantly funny final book in the Goblins series.
Drama queen, Rachel Renee Russell.
Nikki's diary is up to the month of April, and springtime is sure to bring more adorkable fun for Nikki and her friends Chloe and Zoey.
Boy X, Dan Smith.
Kidnapped and drugged, Ash wakes up on a remote tropical island. His mum - a genetic scientist - has been imprisoned and infected with a deadly virus. Where is he, and what's he doing there? He sets out to cross the jungle to find out and rescue his mother. Soon he realises he's quicker and sharper than before. But there's something else ...why are the animals watching him, and how can he use the jungle to his advantage?
The boy who sailed the ocean in an armchair, Lara Williamson
All Becket wants is for his family to be whole again. But standing in his way are two things: 1) his dad, his brother and him seem to have run away from home in the middle of the night and 2) Becket's mum died before he got the chance to say goodbye to her. Arming himself with an armchair of stories, a snail named Brian and one thousand paper cranes, Becket ploughs on, determined to make his wish come true.
Enid Blyton's holiday stories.,
A wonderful selection of stories to read and share. From sandcastles at the beach to enchanted ice-creams, step into the summer with these delightful characters. Adventure, fun and magic can all be found on holiday with Enid Blyton, who has been delighting readers for more than seventy years.
Grug, Ted Prior.
Once upon a time, the top of a Burrawang tree fell to the ground and became ... Grug! Grug has returned from the wilderness to remind us again of the magic of childhood, the importance of renewing the Australian wilderness and the caution we all need to take in the wild world out there.
The Grug collection. 2, Ted Prior.
Hello there, Grug! Our favourite Aussie hero is back again with plenty of adventures and antics to delight young listeners. An iconic Australian character, Grug reminds us of the magic of childhood, the importance of renewing the Australian wilderness and the caution we all need to take in the wild world out there. This audio collection features 14 titles starring the unforgettable hero of the Australian bush and his friends.
The Billie B Brown collection. 2, Sally Rippin.
Billie B Brown is back! Do you remember what the B stands for? It's for Brave, Brilliant and Bold!
Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold, Steve Webb.
In Bitterly Bay. Spangles McNasty has decided to spend his summer doing what he loves most: shouting at babies, pulling faces at old ladies and best of all, collecting other people's spangly things! Convinced that goldfish are made of gold and grow to the size of whales, Spangles and his friend Sausage-face Pete decide to find the great Fish of Gold. They'll be rich forever! Only young Freddie Taylor can stop Spangles' dastardly plan in a tale full of time-travelling jet skis and haunted custard. It is a tale so odd, your mind-cogs will jam with happiness for ever after!

Into Reading

Paddington plays on, Michael Bond ; illustrated by R. W. Alley.
Enlisting in a marching band at the start of his vacation, Paddington Bear is challenged to use his sense of adventure to save the parade from a whimsical mishap.
Market day, Heather Amery ; adapted by Susanna Davidson ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright.
It's market day! There's a goose on the loose and a lonely little duck. Can Poppy and Sam help? Find out in this delightful story from the much-loved Farmyard Tales series, charmingly illustrated by Stephen Cartwright and rewritten specially for beginner readers. There are puzzles to solve at the end of the story, too.
Pete the cat : snow daze, James Dean.
After a heavy snowfall cancels school, Pete enjoys his day off, but when one snow day turns into many, he realizes that you can have too much of a good thing.
Andy & Sandy and the first snow, Tomie dePaola ; cowritten with Jim Lewis.
When the first big snow of winter hits, Sandy wants to play outside--but Andy isn't so sure. Sandy drags Andy along to make a snowman, go sledding, and make snow angels. Will Andy discover that snow can be fun--despite being wet and cold?
Peek, otter!, Shira Evans.
Teaches readers all about river otters, including their activities, what they eat, and how they teach their youmg.
Otter : hello, sea friends!, Sam Garton.
Otter keeper is taking me and Teddy on a trip to visit sea friends! I am going to meet all the animals that live in the ocean. I wonder which one will be my favourite.
Snow day, Jessie Haas ; illustrated by Alison Friend.
Preparing for a major winter storm, Bramble and Maggie anticipate playing in the deep snow and wind up helping trapped neighbours before sharing an impromptu block party of marshmallows and cocoa.
Amelia Bedelia takes the cake, Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.
Amelia Bedelia's class is hosting a bake sale to raise money for the school library. She bakes delicious brownies to sell, but so does everybody else! Fortunately, Amelia Bedelia squints hard and sees the surprise in the brownie bounty, and she and her friends learn about basic concepts of business and the importance of giving back.
Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler, Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross.
When Henry has no pocket money left to buy a Dungeon Drink kit, he comes up with an ingenious scheme to make some cash and give his friends (and enemies) a scare at the same time. But does the Fangmangler really exist? And if not, which of Henry's evil enemies is out for revenge?


Online safety for coders, Heather Lyons & Elizabeth Tweedale ; illustrated by Alex Westgate.
Learn tips about online safety for coders in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book, featuring real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills.
A world of programming, Heather Lyons & Elizabeth Tweedale ; illustrated by Alex Westgate.
Learn programming and computer basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers types of information, file sizes, and bits using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills.
Coding, bugs, and fixes, Heather Lyons & Elizabeth Tweedale ; illustrated by Alex Westgate.
Learn coding basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers algorithms, loops, bugs, and fixes using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills.
Learn to program, Heather Lyons & Elizabeth Tweedale ; illustrated by Alex Westgate.
Learn programming basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers computer languages, writing programs, bugs, and loops using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills.
Who, what, when, where, why and how? : answers to tricky questions, Charles Hope.
Have you got questions? Beacuse we have answers! From why the sky is blue to how old the Universe is (and plenty in-between), here are the facts behind some of the toughest questions out there. Welcome to Who, What, When, Where, Why & How!
LEGO factastic : a LEGO adventure in the real world.,
This book takes on the biggest subject of all: our world and everything in it! There's a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Each spread contains a LEGO scene to facilitate the learning journey: a vignette, mini story, or icon featuring LEGO models, characters, and sensibility.
Boys' miscellany, written by Martin Oliver ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Introducing a compendium of weird, wacky and wonderful facts that are essential for every boy to know. The Boys' Miscellany is crammed with fascinating facts and tremendous truths. There's a list of superhero sidekicks, details of dangerous dolphins, tales of meat-eating plants, a roll call of infamous outlaws and much, much more. This book is packed with nuggets of information that boys won't be able to live without.
Ghost hunter's handbook : supernatural explorations for kids, Liza Gardner Walsh.
Kids love ghosts, and this handy guide will help them explore the world of the supernatural.
Is daddy coming back in a minute? : explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand, Elke and Alex Barber ; illustrations by Anna Jarvis.
Alex and his father are on a boys-only weekend when his father has a heart attack. Alex finds someone to call the ambulance, but his father dies on the way to hospital. His mother comes to get him and explains why his daddy can't come back.
What happened to daddy's body? : explaining what happens after death in words very young children can understand, Elke and Alex Barber ; illustrations by Anna Jarvis.
This picture book aims to help children aged 3+ to understand what happens to the body after someone has died. Through telling the true story of what happened to his daddy's body, we follow Alex as he learns about cremation, burial and spreading ashes. Full of questions written in Alex's own words, and with the gentle, sensitive and honest answers of his mother, this story will reassure any young child who might be confused about death and what happens afterwards. It also reiterates the message that when you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is okay to be sad, but it is okay to be happy, too.
What happens when a loved one dies? : our first talk about death, Dr. Jillian Roberts ; illustrated by Cindy Revell.
Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child's voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.
Jonah and the big fish, Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Naoko Stoop.
What happens when you disobey God? When God orders Jonah to preach to the wicked people of Ninevah, Jonah decides to sail far away instead. As punishment, God batters his ship with a terrible storm. Jonah asks his shipmates to throw him overboard where a big fish swallows him up.
First light, first life : a worldwide creation story, Paul Fleischman ; illustrated by Julie Paschkis.
The author draws from a variety of folk traditions to put together the story of creation, including elements from many cultures.
The Christmas story, Juliet David ; illustrated by Elina Ellis.
A beautiful retelling of the first Christmas.
The newborn child, Jackie Morris.
Presents a retelling, from Mary's perspective, of the birth of Christ.
Jesus is born, retold by Sophie Piper ; illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert.
Retells the story of the Annunciation, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, and the visit of the shepherds, from the Gospel of Luke, and the Three Wise Men, from the Gospel of Matthew.
Children just like me, [written by Catherine Saunders, Sam Priddy, and Katy Lennon].
Have you ever wondered what life is like for children around the world? In Children Just Like Me you will see a snapshot of the lives of more than 40 kids around the globe. Discover what it is like to live on a Vietnamese houseboat, help out on a farm in Ireland, and walk to school during the rainy season in Tanzania. Find out about the food children eat, the traditions they celebrate with their families, the clothes they wear, and their hopes and dreams for the future.
Laugh-out-loud Christmas jokes for kids, Rob Elliott.
A must-have for your little comedian, this Christmas collection from the #1 bestselling author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids has hundreds of holiday- and winter-themed jokes to make the season bright. And with a special foil cover, it's the perfect gift! The holiday season just got a whole lot merrier now that Rob Elliott is back with another instant classic full of fresh, frosty fun to bring the whole family together. These pages are bursting with laughter to warm up the fireside, the sledding slopes, and everywhere in between. Why don't lobsters give Christmas presents? Because they're shellfish!
Walk this world at Christmastime, illustrations by Debbie Powell ; written by Zanna Davidson and Mary Sebag-Montefiore.
A celebration of global cultures, this book illustrates the similarities and differences in the ways people around the world celebrate Christmas. Travel to a new set of countries with every turn of the page. See the variety of celebrations by lifting the many flaps and lift the numbered flaps for the fun of an Advent calendar.
Classic bedtime stories, illustrated by Scott Gustafson.
A lavishly illustrated, oversized collection of favorite tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "Sambha and the Tigers," "The Lion and the Mouse" and "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" coupled with Gustafson's exquisite paintings and a lively retelling of these and many more classics.
The nutcracker, E.T.A. Hoffmann, [Lisbeth Zwerger].
In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves a boy from an evil curse.
The princess and the warrior : a tale of two volcanoes, Duncan Tonatiuh.
Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side.
Destination : space, [Dr. Christoph Englert, Tom Clohosy Cole].
Hop on board the space shuttle and get ready for the ride of your life as you explore deep space with your five fellow space cadets. This journey of discovery takes you through our local solar system and beyond, to galaxies far and wide. With every encounter, learn more about the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky, and the history of our universe.
Chemistry : investigate the matter that makes up your world, Carla Mooney ; illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh.
Introduces the world of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Learn how atoms and molecules combine to form ordinary objects, such as a chair, the water in a glass, and even people.
Day of the dinosaurs : step into a spectacular prehistoric world, Dr Steve Brusatte, Daniel Chester.
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs in this book that allows you to compare the biggest, fastest and fiercest creatures of the land, sea and sky from four different prehistoric periods: the Triassic, the early Jurassic, the Late Jurassic and the Cretaceous. Sections on diet, weapons and defence and dinosaur senses make this a comprehensive introduction to one of the earth's most successful animals. Fact-filled, fully illustrated and in an exciting large format, this is a thrilling read for any budding paleontologist.
Inside your insides : a guide to the microbes that call you home, written by Claire Eamer ; illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay.
An informative and entertaining look at the good and the bad (and possibly a few ugly) microscopic organisms that live in you and on you.
Plants can't sit still, Rebecca E. Hirsch ; illustrated by Mia Posada.
Describes some ways in which plants can move, from sunflowers turning towards sunlight and vines creeping up a fence to tulips folding in at night and maple seeds whirling like helicopters in the wind.
Highest mountain deepest ocean : a pictorial compendium of natural wonders, illustrated by Page Tsou.
Do you know how tall the tallest mountain on Earth is? Or how deep the deepest ocean goes? Do you know which creature was the largest to ever live? Or how old the oldest tree is? Learn all this and more in this exquisite book of comparisons. Page Tsou's extraordinarily detailed illustrations have a lithograph aesthetic that is at once vintage and contemporary.
Atlas of animal adventures : [a collection of nature's most unmissable events, epic mibrations and extraordinary behaviours], [written by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins , illustrated by Lucy Letherland].
Head off on a journey of discovery, with this book that collects together nature's most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal.
The deadliest creature in the world, Brenda Z. Guiberson ; illustrated by Gennady Spirin.
Which creature is the deadliest? Is it the insect that bites, the ostrich that kicks, the snake that squeezes, or the shrew that paralyzes? Is it the most venemous, the most poisonous, or the one that infects its victims with a fatal disease? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose which creature they think is the deadliest in this newest picture book collaboration between Guiberson and Spirin.
Ocean animals from head to tail, written by Stacey Roderick ; illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya.
This nonfiction picture book uses a guessing game to introduce eight different ocean animals and some unique aspects of their bodies. First, readers are shown a close-up illustration of an unusual part of an animal's body and asked to guess its owner. The following spread reveals the animal's name along with an illustration of the whole animal in its habitat. There's also a brief description of the animal's traits with a special emphasis on the featured body part. Young children will recognize that every animal has its own distinctive features and body parts that help it survive.
Giant squid, Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann.
A nonfiction picture book exploring the mysterious life of the elusive giant squid.
Insect emporium, written by Susie Brooks ; illustrated by Dawn Cooper.
Open up this treasure trove of insects and immerse yourself in a wondrous collection of creatures as nature unfolds around you. Hidden amongst the foliage you'll spy splashes of purple, orange, yellow, green and blue as a cloud of grasshoppers spring into action.
Insects, Seymour Simon.
Readers will learn all about insects' life stages, senses, bodies, and the many different kinds, including beetles, ladybugs, bees, butterflies, and more!
Crow smarts : inside the brain of the world's brightest bird, Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins with art by Guido De Filippo.
In the newest addition to the ever-popular and authoritative nonfiction Scientists in the Field series, the team behind The Frog Scientist take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?" Remarkably engaging narrative nonfiction coupled with beautiful photographs, this is a trip you won't regret booking!
About marine mammals : a guide for children, Cathryn Sill ; illustrated by John Sill.
A simple and enlighting book that explains to children what marine mammals are, what they do, and how they live. An afterword which includes a glossary and recommended books and websites provides further detail for children and their parents about a wide variety of marine mammals.
The great leopard rescue : saving the Amur leopards, Sandra Markle.
Amur leopards are the rarest big cats in the world. But thanks to scientists' new, innovative efforts to study them and breed a reserve population, these majestic cats have a chance to come back.
Megafast trucks, John Farndon ; illustrated by Mat Edwards and Jeremy Pyke.
Each spread of this high-energy book profiles a different monster truck and delves into records it has broken, races it has won, and other amazing feats related to its speed.
Megafast motorcycles, John Farndon ; illustrated by Mat Edwards and Jeremy Pyke.
Misunderstood : why the humble rat may be your best pet ever, Rachel Toor.
Shares the author's experiences with her pet rat Iris, offering anecdotes of her antics and other rat owners and discussing how to care for rats, health concerns, life spans, and eating habits.
Gruffalo crumble and other recipes : 24 recipes from the deep dark wood, based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler.
Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals all based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Is your tummy beginning to rumble? Make your own owl ice cream, scrambled snake and roasted fox, and of course Gruffalo crumble!
LEGO DC Comics super heroes character encyclopedia, written by Simon Hugo and Cavan Scott.
The ultimate guide to the minifigures of the LEGO DC Comics universe LEGO DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, including LEGO Batman, LEGO Superman and their friends and foes. Featuring facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe.
The ultimate guide to being a superhero : a kid's manual for saving the world, looking good in spandex, and getting home in time for dinner : 101 recipes, maneuvers, gadgets & tips, Barbara Beery with Brooke Jorden and David Miles.
This gentle poke at the superhero genre is packed with recipes, manoeuvres, and gadgets for every aspiring superhero. National cooking expert Barbara Beery, author of the bestselling The Snow Princess Cookbook and The Space Hero Cookbook, brings her signature flair in this action-packed, fully illustrated manual, sure to delight every superchild, every fan of the classic comic book genre, and every parent looking for great party ideas. Recipes include: Kryptonite Jell-O Secret Identity Sandwiches Sidekick Salad Kapow! Cupcakes Super Power Punch And much more!
Surprise the enemy : make your own traps and triggers, Rob Ives ; illustrated by John Paul de Quay.
Did you know that you can use a rubber band to make a miniature catapult? This book gives step-by-step instructions to create a tabletop version of this medieval machine.
Horrid Henry's Crafty Christmas : things to make and do, based on the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross ; contents compiled by Sally Byford from the Horrid Henry books.
Crazy crafts, gruesome games, awesome activities. Packed with loads of brilliant boredom-banishing stuff. Get ready for Christmas with Horrid Henry and friends.
Are you an art sleuth? : look, discover, learn!, Brooke DiGiovanni Evans.
Each of the twenty full-page paintings, drawn from museums around the world, are fun, lively, and full of small details, that can be spotted, counted and checked off a list of things to find. Invite children to see what they can discover when they look at art very closely. Following each close-up is an accompanying spread full of fun facts and activities, including write-in and draw-in projects related to the painting and the story it tells. Prepared by a member of the education staff of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the facts and historical bits will be specially selected and written to engage young children and encourage them to come in closer and have fun looking at art.
Early years Pasifika CD.,
The CORE Pasifika team has recorded a selection of songs which have been made available to support early childhood teachers with the teaching and learning of languages and cultures of Pasifika peoples.
Ada's violin : the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, Susan Hood ; illustrated by Sally Wern Comport.
A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.
Albus Dumbledore : cinematic guide, [by Felicity Baker].
Albus Dumbledore founded the Order of the Phoenix, guided Harry Potter through his hunt for Horcruxes, and was known as the only wizard the Dark Lord, Voldemort, ever feared.
Hermione Granger : cinematic guide, [by Felicity Baker].
Hermione Granger hardly ever breaks the rules unless, of course, she needs to in order to rescue her friends and fight the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Throughout all eight Harry Potter films, Hermione shows her wisdom and daring on her adventures with best friends Harry and Ron, secretly brewing Polyjuice Potion, rescuing Sirius Black with a Time-Turner and creating Dumbledore's Army. Revisit these moments and more from the girl who proved that Muggle-borns can be the most skilled witches and wizards of all.
Ron Weasley : cinematic guide, [by Felicity Baker].
Relive the magical moments when Ron Weasley proved just as courageous and loyal as his famous best friend, Harry Potter whether he was facing the Slytherin Quidditch team or a forest of scary giant spiders! This collection of photographs and quotes from all eight Harry Potter films takes a closer look at Ron's life, including his time at Hogwarts, family and friends and dangerous battles against the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Jungle puzzles, Dr. Gareth Moore.
This puzzle book takes readers on a trip through the jungle. Solve each puzzle to arrive at the final prize at the end of the book.
Ocean puzzles, Dr. Gareth Moore.
Dive into the depths of the ocean to find your treasure! Readers will take a journey, solving puzzles along the way to reach the final prize at the end of
Pyramid puzzles, Dr. Gareth Moore.
Explore ancient ruins to reach your treasure! Readers will take a journey, solving puzzles along the way to reach the final prize at the end of the
Space puzzles, Dr. Gareth Moore.
Embark on an exciting treasure hunt! Readers will take a journey, solving puzzles along the way to reach the final prize at the end of the book.
The mysterious Benedict society : Mr. Benedict's book of perplexing puzzles, elusive enigmas, and curious conundrums, Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrations by Diana Sudyka.
This companion volume to the best-selling Mysterious Benedict Society series features write-in and page-folding puzzles, riddles and brain teasers compiled by Mr. Benedict and his students to help fans determine if they are eligible society members. Volume includes a one-chapter preview of the series prequel The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.
Minecraft : medieval fortress : exploded builds, [written by Craig Jelley ; illustrations by Joe Bolder and Ryan Marsh].
Minecraft Exploded Builds is a medieval-themed building book, packed with guides, schematics and inspirational ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle. Every build in this book is illustrated with a detailed 'exploded' view, so readers can see exactly which blocks are used in the structures, both inside and out.
The laugh out loud : joke book, Michael Rosen ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book is jam-packed with over 300 hilarious jokes written and selected by bestselling children's author Michael Rosen.
The night before Christmas : a brick story, Clement C. Moore ; illustrated by Amanda Brack.
Spread the Christmas cheer with this whimsical retelling of Clement C. Moore's cherished poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas." This new edition of the classic features the text of Moore's original poem, illustrated with beautifully detailed LEGO brick scenes and characters.
Fantastic beasts and where to find them : the original screenplay, J.K. Rowling ; cover and book by MinaLima.
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone ...Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.
The gloriumptious worlds of Roald Dahl, written by Stella Caldwell ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Have you ever wanted to know what actually happened to James Trotter's parents when they encountered an angry escaped rhino? Or how to make the Twits' infamous bird pie? Well now you can find out, with The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl.
Usborne big picture atlas, Emily Bone ; illustrated by Daniel Taylor ; designed by Emily Barden.
A stunning atlas with 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over. Young explorers can discover the countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps of our amazing planet and learn where different animals and people live. There are fascinating facts about each country, plus flags and capital cities and an index of place names.
Michelangelo for kids : his life and ideas with 21 activities, Simonetta Carr.
Art historian Simonetta Carr draws on recent scholarship that challenges the traditional view of Michelangelo as a recluse. Readers will also learn about the complex and fluid era of the Italian Renaissance and how the times affected his life and work. Lavish photos, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, and suggestions for further readings add value, while 21 hands-on activities help young readers identify with the artist and his work. Kids will make homemade paint, apply the cross-hatching technique used by Michelangelo, make an "antique" statue, and more.
Speed king : Burt Munro, the world's fastest Indian, David Hill ; illustrated by Phoebe Morris.
In 1967 an unknown, elderly New Zealander and his ancient Indian motorcycle set a world land-speed record at Bonneville. The man was Burt Munro, and he became a Kiwi legend. How did he do it? His amazing true story is now a stunning picture book. A wonderful true story about a very unlikely champion by an award-winning author and illustrator.
Rags : hero dog of WWI : a true story, Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Petra Brown.
A stray dog named Rags befriends a U.S. soldier in Paris, France, during WWI. Rags traveled with the troops carrying messages from the front line to the back. His loyalty kept him by his owner's side until Sergeant Donovan died at the base hospital in Chicago.
Hungary, Ruth Bjorklund.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Hungary.
China, Anita Ganeri.
Learn about China's history, economy, culture, and daily lifestyles.
United Arab Emirates, Barbara A. Somervill.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of the United Arab Emirates.
Yemen, Liz Sonneborn.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Yemen.
India, Susie Brooks.
Learn about India's history, its current thriving economy, multiethnic cultures, and daily lifestyles.
Singapore, Wil Mara.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Singapore.
New Zealand, Donna Walsh Shepherd.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of New Zealand.
Australia illustrated, Tania McCartney.
Australia Illustrated not only celebrates the more well known Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, it also showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make Australia unique: the many types of rain, Greek street food, Sydney ferries, cattle breeds, the plants of the Daintree.

Older Fiction

Laugh your head off again, illustrations by Andrea Innocent.
A busting moment + a pet show + a ten metre high concrete tomato + a dog with a knack for trouble + the perfect footy pie + a mischievous monkey + a king on a break from his kingdom + a legendary lunchtime bandit + a llama farm camp = one hilarious book.
The impossible boy, Leonie Agnew.
Can an imaginary friend become real? Vincent Gum finds six-year-old Benjamin moments after an explosion and leads him through wrecked city streets to the children's shelter. Vincent's tough and smart. He can walk through walls and make a dead tree flower. But to the rest of the world he's invisible - non-existent.
AniMalcolm : life as an animal is wild, David Baddiel ; illustrated by Jim Field.
Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to... oh no. A farm.
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll ; with original illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic literary creations of all time. Mabel Lucie Attwell's gentle illustrations and distinctive style have been the nursery staple of generations of children. Her illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1911.
Rover and the Big Fat Baby, Roddy Doyle ; illustrated by Chris Judge.
The BFB (Big Fat Baby) is missing! Can Rover the wonder dog and his little nephew Messi (who is actually very tidy) track her down? While Rover and co. are hot on the trail of the BFB, via Granny Mack's backpack, the post lady's basket and a plane bound for Africa, it looks like the Gigglers are about to run out of poo. And without an urgent delivery from Rover, how will they be able to give the Giggler Treatment to grumpy adults and help kids all over the country?
Applesauce weather, Helen Frost ; illustrated by Amy June Bates.
When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it's applesauce weather, even though Peter is getting a little old for such things. It also means Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories, with a twinkle in his eye as he spins tales about how he came to have a missing finger.
Spy ski school : a spy school novel, Stuart Gibbs.
Twelve-year-old Ben's unexpected success outside the classroom causes the CIA to activate him for a mission to become friends with Jessica Shang, daughter of a suspected Chinese crime boss.
It's a doggy dog world, Tommy Greenwald with illustrations by Adam Stower.
Bored by the lack of crime in Quietville lately, Jimmy's vampire dog, Abby, has chewed up his mother's entire shoe collection, and so his parents have insisted in enrolling Abby in obedience training, and the longer it goes on the more "normal" (and boring) she becomes but when mysterious things start happening to Jimmy's lacrosse team, he and his friends (the Crimebiters) realize they need to get Abby back to her crime fighting ways.
Liberty, Kirby Larson.
In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much older than the two children.
They didn't teach this in worm school!, Simone Lia.
Marcus is a worm. Laurence is a bird that looks like a chicken. Laurence wants to gobble up Marcus for breakfast, but the worm surprises him by saying 'Good morning!' Marcus tries to keep the conversation going, and it goes in a very unexpected direction: Laurence seems to think he's a flamingo (he's definitely NOT), and Marcus soon finds himself on a journey to Africa, where Laurence believes he can finally be happy.
27 magic words, Sharelle Byars Moranville.
Although Kobi's parents sailed into a storm five years ago, she believes they are alive, and when she is sent from her grandmother's luxurious Paris apartment to live with an uncle in Iowa, Kobi tells lies that soon catch up with her.
The fox and the ghost king, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
"Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan...And we all have an impossible dream." In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football - all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up. That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king, buried underneath a car park.
Bush bolts, Soraya Nicholas.
Poppy is thrilled that her best friend Sarah is finally coming to visit Starlight Stables. She is sure that Sarah will love it all as much as she does - especially Poppy's beautiful pony, Crystal, and her horse-mad friends, fiery Milly and sweet Katie. But it soon becomes clear that Sarah doesn't share Poppy's love of horses and riding - in fact, she's more interested in helping Poppy's uncle with some injured animals.
Saving Starlight, Soraya Nicholas.
Poppy's world is falling apart. Her aunt and uncle have had an ominous visit from the bank and they have lost an important riding sponsor. It means they might have to sell Starlight Stables. Could Poppy be about to lose everything - her beloved Starlight Stables, her beautiful horse Crystal, her friends Milly and Katie.
The return of the Young Prince, A.G. Roemmers ; illustrated by Pietari Posti ; translated from the Spanish by Oliver Brock.
Even princes from faraway planets do not always remain small. Eventually they grow up and, no longer content with their tiny planet, set off once again to explore the universe anew. So the Little Prince, now a teenager, one day returns to Earth and finds himself on a lonely country road in the vast, desolate plains of Patagonia.
Alice through the looking glass, Lewis Carroll ; retold & illustrated by Tony Ross.
This is a perfect companion to last year's celebratory 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, once again we follow Alice's escapades with some of the most famous characters in literature, like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, in a world where nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Wormwood Mire : a Stella Montgomery intrigue, Judith Rossell.
When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess. But within the overgrown grounds of the mouldering house, dark secrets slither and skulk, and soon Stella must be brave once more if she's to find out who or what she really is.
Young Scrooge : a very scary Christmas story, R. L. Stine.
Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas and he hates being called Scrooge, but everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him, and he realizes this nightmare might be real.
The secret life of Lincoln Jones, Wendelin Van Draanen.
My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin ghosts, and a one-eyed cat. But they're nothing compared to my real-life stalker: a sixth-grade girl named Kandi Kain. Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story he's got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge.
One photo, Ross Watkins ; illustrated by Liz Anelli.
Dad came home one day with one of those old cameras, the kind that use film. But Dad didn't take photos of the regular things people photograph.

Picture Books

The curious explorer's guide to the Moominhouse.,
Welcome to the Moominhouse! Full of secrets and extraordinary creatures, the curious explorer is rewarded by magical discoveries. Little My is looking for her friend Moomintroll where can he be? Help her as she searches through the Moominhouse from the cellar to the rooftop, and meet the most magical characters along the way. A beautiful and intricate peep-inside book based on the original stories and artwork of Tove Jansson.
Mr Tick the teacher, Ahlberg & Jaques.
Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons in how to trick stern school inspectors.
The frog and the kokopu, written by June Allen ; illustrated by Polly Whimp.
Fascinating the frog escapes from Ruru the morepork, and finds friendship and safety with Kerry Kokopu in the
Dinosaurs, [illustrations, Peter Allen].
Who left such big footprints? Play hide and seek with the dinosaurs, and join in with a dinosaur meal! Have a roaring good time with this dinosaur lift- the-flap book, perfect for teaching your child their first words.
Migloo's weekend, William Bee.
Migloo, the star of Migloo's Day, is back and it's the weekend! Another jam-packed search-and-find story book experience from William Bee, Migloo's Weekend sees Migloo and his Sunnytown friends throw off their uniforms and living it large going on trips to the museum, the outdoor cinema, the racetrack and the glitzy fairground! There might even be a film star sighting, too!
Potion commotion, Peter Bently, Sernur Isik.
Little witch Betty makes a big mess when she tries her hand at cooking. Into the cauldron goes everything from strawberry jam to slices of ham! Betty's potion keeps on growing and growing and soon it's spreading all over town. But when a hungry dragon arrives on the scene, can Betty's brew save the day?
Everyone is yawning, Anita Bijsterbosch ; [translated from the Dutch by Clavis Publishing].
It's time for bed! The kitten yawns. Look. I think it is tired. All the little animals yawn. And the little kid? Does the little kid yawn too? You'll find out as you lift-the-flaps in this surprising book. A sleepytime book filled with tired animals and friendly flaps.
Three little monkeys, Quentin Blake ; illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.
A remarkable collaboration that brings together giants of the picture book world to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future. Hilda Snibbs had three little monkeys. Their names were Tim and Sam and Lulu. They were very lively.
Are you a cow?, Sandra Boynton.
Are you a cow? Are you a dog? Are you a duck? Are you a frog? This charming and hilarious story is perfect for Boynton fans new and old. Her clever text and playful illustrations always keep readers coming back for more! Teaching animal recognition to little ones, this quirky board book also gets across the important message that it is great to just be ourselves.
EEK! Halloween!, Sandra Boynton.
There's a big round moon in a dark, dark sky. The chickens are nervous. Witches, wizards, robots, and an alarmingly enormous mouse (eek!) are prowling around town tonight, and it's up to the chickens to get to the bottom of it that is, if they can uncover their eyes long enough!
Leave me alone!, Vera Brosgol.
Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.
The snow wombat, Susannah Chambers ; illustrated by Mark Jackson.
Snow on the stockman's hut; Snow on the crows; Snow on the woollybutt; Snow on my nose! It's a big journey through the snow for a little wombat, meeting animals, birds and people along the way but there's no place like home! A heartwarming story set in the Australian High Country.
The marble maker, Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan.
A child dreams of inventing a new marble and having the recipe appear in the Book of Marbles. In a chaotic lab, with a sheep as an assistant and using ingredients as diverse as 'teeth bling from a retired rapper', 'three pints of swooshy night air' and 'a snippet from a sheep's fringe', the child lights up the stoves and, with a bang, marbles that have never been seen before rain down.
Little Christmas tree, Jessica Courtney-Tickle.
One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there a signs of life. An orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies. By the end of the book, the little christmas tree is transformed by nature.
Freddy Bear and blanky, Joy Cowley ; illustrated by Philip Webb.
Freddy always has to have Blanky with him. But, one day, Blanky gets left at Grandma's house - oh no! What will Freddy
Freddy Bear and new faces, Joy Cowley ; illustrated by Philip Webb.
Freddy bear doesn't like new faces. They scare him. But here is a new face, it says it's Uncle Bear...and he's making a paper plane.
Some pets, words by Angela DiTerlizzi ; pets by Brendan Wenzel.
At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes.
Lucy & company, Marianne Dubuc.
Whether they're searching for the perfect picnic spot, buried treasure or a cozy nest for baby chicks, Lucy and company always find fun--and plenty of surprises--along the way!
Du iz tak?, Carson Ellis.
Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustration that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" Du iz tak? What is that?
Ducks away!, Mem Fox + Judy Horacek.
"A mother duck and her five little ducks waddled out one day. Onto a bridge, then ducks away!
NanoBots, Chris Gall.
A young inventor accidentally creates a group of tiny robots that employ their unique abilities and teamwork to become incredibly useful.
Little Owl's egg, Debi Gliori, Alison Brown.
I'm your baby owl. You don't need a new one. Little Owl isn't pleased to hear that there's a baby owl in the egg Mummy has laid. So Mummy pretends it might be a baby penguin or crocodile or elephant. In the fun of imagining different kinds of siblings, Little Owl realises that a baby owl might just be the best thing of all.
Tuna and Hiriwa, Ripeka Takotowai Goddard ; illustrated by Kimberly Andrews.
This picture book tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph, Hiriwa, that glows and dances along the river bank in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same.
Tuna raua ko Hiriwa, na Ripeka Takotowai Goddard ; na Kimberly Andrews nga pikitia.
This picture book in te reo Maori tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph that glows and dances along the riverbank of the Rangitikei in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same.
Nuddy Ned's christmas, Kes Gray and Garry Parsons.
In rhyming text, with lift-the-flaps, join Nuddy Ned on Christmas Eve. There's a very special person Ned just can't wait to meet. But It's minus three and while other people are dressed in duffel coats and parkas, Ned is running riot, and he's completely starkers!
Oi Dog!, written by Kes & Claire Gray ; illustrated by Jim Field.
Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs must sit on frogs. 'Well, I'm changing the rules,' said the frog. 'From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!' And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is Frog going to sit?
Worm, Nicki Greenberg.
A surprising discovery ... Worm lives underground, munching through the earth. Life is pretty predictable - or so he thinks. Then one day, everything changes. A funny, gentle exploration of how we see the world.
Parakeet in boots, words by Chris Gurney ; pictures by Myles Lawford.
Based on Puss in Boots, the Parakeet in boots does much the same sort of thing. He helps his friend Pete trick the Big Boss into thinking he is the Pongatown mayor, who is rich and impressive, in order to win the hand of his daughter. As it happens, Pete couldn't let the trickery go on and confessed to everything. But the Big Boss could see how his daughter looked at Pete and agreed to the marriage anyway, as well as retiring and giving Pete his business.
Clark the shark loves Christmas, written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated by Guy Francis.
Clark the Shark loves Christmas more than anyone! When Clark's class organizes a Secret Santa exchange, Clark decides to find out who will be giving him a present and forgets to get a present for his Secret Santa! What will happen on the day of the gift exchange? Will Clark learn about Christmas giving?
Fairy, [illustrations, Sophie Hanton].
Join a magical fairy tea party, search for fairy friends, and help the fairies prepare for a ball! Teach your baby their first words and have plenty of fairy fun with this magical lift-the-flap book.
Pom Pom is super, Sophy Henn.
Pom Pom was excited. So excited because all his friends were coming round to play and he couldn't wait! And when they arrive in superhero costumes, Pom Pom thinks he might quite like to be super too. There's just one problem: Pom Pom isn't exactly sure what he's super at!
Blue sky, yellow kite, Janet A. Holmes & Jonathan Bentley.
Sometimes we want a thing so much we can't prevent ourselves from taking it. But when a girl steals her friend's beautiful yellow kite, she is swamped with turmoil. A story about desire, guilt and forgiveness.
Sleepyheads, Sandra J. Howatt ; illustrated by Joyce Wan.
In this lovely Classic Board Book, the moon is out and sleepyheads across the land are tucked into the coziest, snuggliest, softest sleeping spots you'll ever see. All except one little sleepyhead. Where, oh where, could that little one be?
Alfie and his very best friend, Shirley Hughes.
Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!
123 dream, Kim Krans.
Drawings of creatures and natural wonders introduce numbers from one to ten. Includes a search-and-find activity.
A well-mannered young wolf, written by Jean Leroy ; illustrated by Matthieu Maudet.
A young wolf must fulfill his prey's last wishes before he devours them.
Samson the mighty flea!, Angela McAllister, Nathan Reed.
Samson is the star of Fleabag's Circus this strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it's not enough Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. You can discover what happens to the world's smallest strongman in this hilarious, touching tale.
15 things not to do with a baby, Margaret McAllister ; illustrated by Holly Sterling.
Congratulations! You have a new baby in your family. Just follow our simple tips and you'll all be very happy... Don't send your baby to play with an elephant, lend him to a kangaroo, or give the baby to an octopus to cuddle. And never let your baby take the dog for a walk! This funny, warm-hearted picture book is perfect for the whole family to share.
The fox and the wild, Clive McFarland.
Fred is a city fox. The city is a scary place for a fox like Fred. It's noisy, it can be hard to find food and it's often dangerous. One day Fred sees a flock of birds flying away over the city roofs. "Where do they go?" he wonders. And so he sets off to find the wild. All the other city animals say that there is no such place, but Fred knows better - or does he?
A day with dogs : what do dogs do all day?, Dorothee de Monfreid ; translated by Linda Burgess.
Dogs on skis, dogs in vehicles, dogs in the kitchen?this rich and playful album features a cast of funny dog characters enacting everyday scenes. Nine funny dogs live their everyday lives in these pages where you can learn all about seasons, colours, food, town and country, night and day, school and work, and much more?including dog breeds, of course. Each of these funny and endearing dogs are a different breed and very distinctive character.
Monkey with a tool belt and the maniac muffins, Chris Monroe.
Chico the monkey has to step in and save the day when his friend Clark the elephant's cooking nearly destroys their
The building boy, [Ross Montgomery & David Litchfield].
All at once, it was as if the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the rooftiles on her head. She was alive! The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old building materials. Unwilling to accept she has gone, the boy builds a giant structure from the bricks and girders he finds.
Welcome home, Bear : a book of animal habitats, Il Sung Na.
Bear is tired of waking up every morning in the same green forest, so he decides to search for a new place to live. He visits the birds in the trees, a mole underground, a camel in the hot desert sand, puffins in the cold arctic snow only to realize his own home is the perfect place for him after all.
The wolf who cried boy!, words by James O'Neill ; pictures by Russell Ayto.
The villagers and the wolves are terrified of each other and none more so than our two unlikely heroes, a little boy and a little wolf. But when their two worlds collide they're in for a big surprise perhaps they aren't so very different after all. Find out what happens when the boy who cried wolf finally meets his match!
Madeline Finn and the library dog, Lisa Papp.
Reluctant reader Madeline really wants to earn a star at school, so when Mrs. Dimple, the librarian, suggests she read to a dog, Madeline gives it a try.
Little Bot and Sparrow, Jake Parker.
A picture book about a robot who befriends a sparrow and learns both about happiness and loss when his best friend must fly south for the
He kai ma poni, na Scott Pearson nga pikitia ; na Arihia McClutchie tenei purakau i tuhi.
He kai ma poni is a story about colours - a pony eats brightly coloured flowers until it is stung by the bee it doesn't see in the yellow flower.
He ra kuri, na Scott Pearson nga pikitia ; na Pania Tahau-Hodges tenei purakau i tuhi.
He Ra Kuri is a story about recognising different shapes. A girl takes her dog around an agility trial. At each test there is a mishap, but the dog gets a star for its enthusiasm.
Me haere taua?, na Scott Pearson nga pikitia ; na Arihia McClutchie tenei purakau i tuhi.
A story which sees Pig imagining ways to get across a river - through, over or under. Finally Pig gets on Elephant's back to cross the river - to the fair.
Tau ke, na Scott Pearson nga pikitia ; na Arihia McClutchie tenei purakau i tuhi.
Tau ke is a story about counting - teaches counting up to ten, as groups of animals get into funny costumes to go to a birthday party.
Te waimarie hoki, cna Scott Pearson nga pikitia ; na Arihia McClutchie tenei purakau i tuhi.
Mum and her son use different vehicles to get to town, but each breaks down in a different way, until a train picks them up and their vehicles too.
Bella's fall coat, Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Susan Gal.
A picture book about the fall season, centering on Bella, a little girl who has outgrown but does not want to give up her favorite coat made by her grandmother, and how she deals with the inevitable change to something new.
Lulu and the noisy baby : a busy book about becoming a big sister, Camilla Reid, Ailie Busby.
Lulu is the perfect character to introduce preschoolers to new experiences and here she is welcoming her new noisy baby brother. With an accessible, warm and reassuring text and interactive flaps to lift on every page, Lulu and the Noisy Baby offers a gentle introduction to the arrival of a new baby through the eyes of the older sibling. Popular, trusted and reassuring, the Lulu picture, novelty and board books make the perfect companion for inquisitive little minds.
Talulla Bear's bedtime book : a sleepytime tale, Heather Roan Robbins ; illustrations by Sarah Perkins.
Little Talulla Bear needs help to get to sleep. In this dreamy bedtime tale, she's encouraged to snuggle down and imagine other sleepy animals, including the cosy cat and snoozing dog. Listening to the calming words of the story, and feeling safe beneath the tranquil night sky and twinkling stars, she soon becomes very, very sleepy.
Little penguins, words by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Christian Robinson.
During the first snowy day of winter, five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play.
Farm : a slide and play book, [illustrations, Surya Sajanani].
Little fingers can easily learn how to move the sliders to reveal four favorite household pets and their names in this interactive board book.
Jungle : a slide and play book, [illustrations, Surya Sajnani].
Little fingers can easilly learn how to move the sliders to reveal four favorite jungle animals and their names in this interactive early learning book.
Would you rather be a princess or a dragon?, Barney Saltzberg.
Some little ones want to be princesses; others want to be dragons. The message of this book is that you can actually be both! There are lots of things you can be: a little wild, a little sweet. A little polite, a little troublesome. A little dainty, a little dragony.
Ginny Louise and the school field day, Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.
Ginny Louise's optimistic attitude helps her to stand up to bullying during the Truman Elementary School Field Day.
The happiest book ever! : when PB met J, Bob Shea.
This book wants to be the happiest book ever, and it has lined up all its friends--including you--to help! But wait--what's up with that frowny frog?
Wild animals, [written by: Dawn Sirett ; design and illustration: Rachel Parfitt Hunt and Charlotte Milner.]
Little ones will love using their fingers to follow the glittery, bumpy shiny trails in this title. This tactile board book is packed with colourful illustrations to help encourage early learning. Plus there are peepholes through to tiny wild animals that scamper along the pathways, looking for their homes. Learn about the behaviour and habitats of penguins, lions, elephants and bears.
Boing boing, Alexander McCall Smith & [illustrated by] Zoe Persico.
When there's a race to run, a high shelf to reach, or someone to rescue, boing boing boing. Here comes Springy.
Swallow the leader : a counting book, Danna Smith ; illustrated by Kevin Sherry.
A group of fish play follow the leader in their ocean habitat. Count the fish from one to ten as each joins the game, then count back down to one when the leader gulps a sea spider and sets off an unfortunate chain reaction (swallow the leader!)
Daddy Lion's tea party, Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton.
Feeding time at the zoo has never been so much fun! A hilarious new picture book from the creators of 'Mabel and Me' and 'Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show'. Daddy Lion is having a polite and genteel tea party for his cubs. They want to invite all their friends but Daddy says no; he doesn't want the pot-bellied pigs hogging the cream buns or Skunk pooh, pong, stinking the place out! But things do not go quite as planned.
Molly Maybe and the ghost train, Kristina Stephenson.
Molly Maybe has a marvellous secret she and her faithful sidekick, Waggy Burns, are the only ones who can travel to an amazing monster world which mirrors our own. Take a ride in the incredible mundervator with Molly and help her solve a crisis in Undermunder.
Oskar loves, Britta Teckentrup.
Bestselling children's author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character who loves everything! Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book s simple, boldly coloured, and beautiful illustrations, children are invited into Oskar's world and in turn to explore the wonders of the world around them.
If I was a banana, written by Alexandra Tylee ; illustrated by Kieran Rynhart.
A boy's-eye-view of the everyday, brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads. It captures the magic that a child can find in common objects and day-to-day encounters like bananas, mountains, animals, clouds, stars. It is simple and funny but resonates long afterwards, and begs to be read again.
David Walliams presents There's a snake in my school!, illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross.
Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very different pet. Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas. Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!
Kaua e tuku ma te kukupa te pahi e taraiwa!, na Mo Willems nga kupu me nga pikitia.
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place - a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. He pleads, begs and tries to bribe you to let him drive the bus.
Hooray for today!, words and pictures by Brian Won.
Owl wakes up and is ready to play, but all his friends are sleeping.

World Languages

Cai, cai, cai bu zhe, Xiao Mao bian yi.
Xiang ba lao he xiao lu ren, Xiao Mao bian yi.
You yi bai ge er zi de lao tou er, Xiao Mao bian yi.
Xue bao xian feng de shen mi dong xue, (ying)Bei erGe li er si (Bear Grylls)zhu; Wang Yang yi.
The Day of the Dead = El Dia de los Muertos, Bob Barner ; translated by Teresa Mlawer.
With sugar skulls, sweet-smelling marigold petals and joyful songs, Hispanic families welcome back ancestors on this holiday.
Te amo, sol, Te amo, luna = I love you, sun, I love you, moon, Karen Pandell ; illustrations by Tomie dePaola.

Younger Fiction

Inspector Flytrap, Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Cece Bell.
Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden.
Mechanica : a beginner's field guide, Lance Balchin.
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of 'wildlife' is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind an encyclopedia of Mechnical creatures with a fictional narrative.
Flat Stanley : 4 books in 1!, Jeff Brown ; pictures by Macky Pamintuan.
When a bulletin board falls on Stanley and makes him flat, the adventures begin! Join everyone's favorite flat friend as we find out how he became flat...and flat again! And follow him as he flies to space and even meets a genie! Being flat has never been so much fun!
The uncorker of ocean bottles, written by Michelle Cuevas ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
The whimsical story a man who has spent his life delivering the messages found in ocean bottles and the day he receives a message that turns out to be a party invitation.
Duck!, written by Tommy Donbavand ; illustrated by Phil Corbett.
You've fed them bread, now they want you dead in this hilariously comic caper that'll have kids going quackers with laughter, written by the marvellous Tommy Donbavand (of TV's Scream Street fame). Six months from now ducks take over the world and it's down to Jasmine and Luke to get them back where they belong on a plate with some delicious hoisin sauce, mmmmm.
My granny bit my bum, written by Tommy Donbavand ; illustrated by Lee Robinson.
One minute I'm lying on the floor reading a book, the next minute I've got my granny's teeth clamped to my bum. Yoweeeee! But that's only the start of the weird stuff! You just wait and see. Soon, Billy is feeling grumpy, and his hair has turned grey. Plus he's wearing very big pants! It can only mean one thing ... Billy is a weregranny!
Warm Hearts Day, Rebecca Elliott.
Warm Hearts Day is approaching and Eva has been making lots of fun gifts and treats for her friends, but as the big party at the Old Oak Tree nears, she realizes that she has neglected to make any gifts for her family.
The Princess in Black takes a vacation, Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. After all, the Goat Avenger, a new hero who looks oddly familiar, has offered to protect the goats while she takes a much needed break.
The amazing adventures of Freddie Whitemouse : a novel, Elizabeth Jane Howard ; illustrationsby Bethan Woollvin.
This book following the magical journey of a mouse who wishes to be anything but himself. The trouble was that Freddie really did not like being a mouse. 'It's just a phase,' his mother said, but it wasn't ...Little Freddie Whitemouse, of No.16, Skirting Board West, simply hates being a mouse. Mice are terribly small, frightened of everything, and aren't allowed to have any fun at all. Instead, he longs to be a fierce tiger, king of the jungle floor; or someone's treasured dog, able to run and play all day.
The unforgettable what's his name, Paul Jennings ; illustrated by Craig Smith.
Now you see him, now you don't an action-packed adventure about a boy who just wants to blend
Armstrong : the adventurous journey of a mouse to the moon, Torben Kuhlmann ; translated by David Henry Wilson.
A long time ago a mouse learned to fly and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's book transports readers to the moon and beyond!
Grandad's wheelies, Jack Lasenby ; with illustrations by Bob Kerr.
'Did I tell you about the time I invented the first train and drove it from Auckland to Wellington?' Whenever Jack visits Granny and Grandad, they entertain him with wild stories about their past, each trying to outdo the other.
Judy Moody and the bucket list, Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
Drumroll, please: Judy Moody is about to become a poop-scooping, hinny-riding, one-girl band extraordinaire as she takes on her very own Bucket List.
Didn't we have a lovely time!, Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake.
Back of the bus, Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.
Rona, Chris Szekely ; illustrated by Josh Morgan.
"Rona is mischievous, curious, adventurous and inventive - just an everyday tomboy nine-year-old! Living in the country with her grandparents, she pretends to be a werewolf (and breaks her most precious possession), jumps off the wharf like a daredevil, and is alternately cross and friends with her cousin Jessie - in between finding ways to ambush Stewart Simpson, her sworn enemy.
Squirrel in the house, Vivian Vande Velde ; illustrated by Steve Bjorkman.
A Squirrel narrates this story of a family get-together turned upside down when he climbs down the chimney to join the festivities.
Nanette's baguette, words and pictures by Mo Willems.
It's Nanette's first trip to get the baguette! Is she set? You bet!