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

Audio Visual

Bingo (DVD), directed by Matthew Robbins.
Bingo, a runaway circus dog who leaves the big top, saves the life of Chuckie, a young boy who is having trouble fitting in with his pals. But Chuckie's parents discover the stowaway pooch, and make no bones about the fact that Bingo will not accompany them on their cross-country move.
Birds of paradise : meet the Flockers, English version written, directed and produced by Mychal Simka.
When Jack - an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird - is accidentally covered in colourful paint, he is thrilled about his new exotic appearance and believes that he'll now be able to impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who has recently escaped from her indoor cage. But when Aurora's mean owner, Mr. Potter, finds her, Jack must enlist the help of his best friends in order to free her.
Dear dumb diary, directed by Kristin Hanggi.
Eleven-year old Jamie fills her diary with daydreams of her crush Hudson, and of banishing Angeline, the pretty, popular girl in school. Jamie hopes to win a contest at school, thinking she will impress Hudson and feel better about herself by beating Angeline. In the meantime, she somehow loses her diary.
JLA adventures. Trapped in time (DVD) : original movie, produced and directed by Giancarlo Volpe.
A mysterious being known as the Time Trapper arises, and a sinister plan led by Lex Luthor sends the Legion of Doom back in time to eliminate Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman before they become super heroes.
Justin and the knights of valour, directed by Mandel Sicilia.
Justin lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to become one of the Knights of Valor, like his grandfather was, but his father Reginald, the chief counsel to the Queen, wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an inspiring visit to his beloved Grandmother and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love Lara, Justin leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight.
Knight Rusty, director, Thomas Bodenstein.
Just as his dream of winning the big tournament comes true, Knight Rusty is falsely accused of theft and banished. Stripped of his castle and his knightly honour, he sets out to redeem himself and to win back the heart of his princess. Along the way he must also defeat the evil prince and save the whole kingdom! Knight Rusty is in for the adventure of his life in this heart-warming tale of quests and heroes.
Minuscule. Valley of the lost ants, a film by Thomas Szabo and Helene Giraud.
In a peaceful clearing, objects of a picnic neglected after a thunderstorm are going to be the starting point of a war between ant tribes, having for stake a sugar box. It is in this storm that a young ladybird is going to make friend with one of the black ants and help him to save its ant-hill of the terrible red ants.
Rooster doodle-doo, director, Pierre Greco.
Journey to a charming and delightful village, where everyone begins their days before dawn, thanks to the town's punctual (and loud!) rooster. But when some of the locals begin to resent the boisterous bird's early morning racket, they hatch a scheme to get rid of him. Can the community join together and find a solution to their problem? Find out in this entertaining animated comedy that will have the whole family laughing — and maybe even crowing!
The legend of Sarila, directed by Nancy Florence Savard.
The story of a voyage of initiation in which three young Inuit go in search of a promised land, hoping to save their clan from famine. It is also the story of a fight to the death between two shamans, the young Markussi and the aged Croolik, who feels that his power is threatened.
The Lego movie (DVD), directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.
Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Victor and the secret of Crocodile Mansion, directed by Eckhard Vollmar Stennert.
Eleven year old Victor is both thrilled and mystified when his family moves into his grand-uncle's somber mansion filled with African masks, taxidermy crocodiles - and a dark secret: four decades ago, his grand-cousin Cecilia, at the same age as he is now, lost her life, and the circumstances of her death still remain obscure. When Victor finds his deceased Aunt Cecilia's diary in a secret drawer behind her wax painting, it sends shivers down his spine. Contained within the diary's pages lies a series of puzzles that Victor suspects may uncover the grisly truth about Cecilia's death.
Standing up, directed by D.J. Caruso.
Two children are left on an island in a lake as a prank when they are at summer camp. Instead of returning to camp they run off together on a three day trip of self-discovery.
Musical journeys (DVD).
Designed to promote listening, interaction and play with creative music, this DVD introduces children to the medium as they explore and incorporate the music into their creative play.
Postman Pat : the movie.
Sing your times tables.
Wiggle house, The Wiggles.
If I were an otter: songs for kids of all ages, Alice DiMicele.
Adventure time (DVD). The suitor, Cartoon Network.
Peppermint Butler is here to serve you and all your Adventure time needs. At a moment's notice you are afforded the luxury of viewing 16 candy-sweet episodes. So sit back and relax. Pep-But will take it from here.
Baby Bugs Bunny.
Baby Looney Tunes introduces the world's most beloved cartoon characters as tiny toddlers, discovering life one baby-step at a time!
Back at the Barnyard. Escape from the barnyard.
Back at the Barnyard will have you laughing until the cows come home! Find out what happens when Otis and Pip form a superhero duo, Otis uses his patented wrestling moves to toss a heckling horse out of the barn, the animals stage a Barnyard Olympics and Otis disguises himself as a moose to get in on the freebees and handouts. You're bound to laugh 'til milk comes out your nose!
Chuggington. Snow rescue (DVD).
Fletch gets trapped in a tunnel and Wilson has to rescue him.
Doc McStuffins. A little cuddle goes a long way.
When your favourite toys need fixing, count on the best toy fixer-upper in town, Doc McStuffins, to lend a hand and a hug! Join Doc, Lambie, Stuffy and the whole crew for two hours of songfilled fun. Splash around with noble knight, Sir Kirby, as his icky-sticky armour turns sparkly-shiny after a super-fun bubble bath; jump for joy along with Kiko, Doc's amazing new action toy from Japan; whirl and twirl with dancing doll Bella Ballerina, and so much more! Remember, everyone gets boo-boos sometimes, but when it comes to feeling better, A Little Cuddle Goes A Long Way!
Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Jake vs Hook (DVD) : the ultimate pirate showdown.
Along with his friends, Izzy and Cubby, and his parrot, Skully, Jake attempts to outwit pirates Captain Hook and Mr. Smee who are also seeking treasure.
Mike the knight. Viking challenge.
Going off to investigate a strange noise, Mike leaves a scared Squirt alone. But Mike soon discovers that even he is a little frightened when all on his own. Luckily, there's a musical answer to calm everyone's fears!
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Season two, volume 4, Mayan monster mystery (DVD).
Can the gang resolve their personal relationship issues and finally uncover the secrets of their "Most Hauntedest" home town, Crystal Cove? Can they escape from the collection of creepy creatures closing in? Can Scooby-Doo and Shaggy stop eating long enough to help solve their greatest mystery yet and save Earth from destruction? Zoinks!
Sesame Street. I love Abby Cadabby.
Abby Cadabby is an inquisitive fairy-in-training. She loves to practice magic and rhyming, but what she finds truly amazing and magical are things like learning to count and drawing a letter with a crayon.
Sesame Street. I love Bert and Ernie.
Good natured Ernie and long-suffering sidekick Bert are very different but also the best of friends. Bert enjoys collecting bottle caps and watching pigeons. Ernie loves to sing, especially about his rubber duckie. Get to know Bert and Ernie in the two specials featuring on this DVD.
Sesame Street. I love Big Bird.
Make friends with the lovable, innocent and curious Big Bird. He can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw and even ride a unicycle - pretty talented for a 6-year-old.
Sesame Street. I love Cookie Monster.
Meet Cookie Monster, the philosophical, googly-eyed monster, who loves cookies. Over the years he has become more nutrition concious but still loves to eat cookies when he can.
Sesame Street. I love Grover.
Grover is a lovable, cute and furry blue monster. Excitable and compulsive he has held all sorts of different jobs such as a waiter and a delivery man.
Thomas & friends. Thomas in charge!.
Knapford Station is due an inspection but before the Railway Inspector arrives Thomas takes on the task of clearing up the mess left after a coal truck accident.
Little Princess. Royal mischief.
Little Princess is full of energy, charm and questions about how the world works. As with most little children she has an irrepressible curiosity and is delightfully stubborn when things don't go her way. But however demanding Little Princess gets, you can't stay angry for long once she puts on her big smile and tries to make it all better.
Harvey Drew and the bin men from Outer space, Cas Lester.
Harvey Drew is an ordinary eleven-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer space. The Toxic Spew is an intergalactic waste disposal ship. The two are on a collision course for chaos!
The Chicken Squad, Doreen Cronin.
When the squirrel Tail comes barreling into the chicken coop ranting about a round, shiny, green, big, scary thing in the yard, Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar investigate this strange object.

Into Reading

The three little witches, Georgie Adams and Emily Bolam.
Zara, Ziggy and Zoe are three little witches who live together in Magic Wood. Cups and saucers wash themselves up, letters sprout wings, a calendar sings a song, and Wizard Wink's school moves from place to place. The three little witches are planning a Halloween party, but naughty Melissa is out to make trouble! Punctuated by catchy rhymes and speech bubbles, the stories demand to be read aloud, and with their bright, funny pictures and lively design they are hugely appealing.
The Gruffalo's child, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
One night, the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist does he?
Ollie, Olivier Dunrea.
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening to, even sitting on top of his egg — but Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when it's time to hatch.
Dinosaur sleepover, Pamela Duncan Edwards ; illustrated by Deborah Allwright.
What would you do if you and Dinosaur had been invited to a sleepover party and Dinosaur looked worried? He's never slept away from home before. You'd say, "Don't worry, Dinosaur. Sleepovers are fun."
The Santa trap, Jonathan Emmett ; illustrated by Poly Bernatene.
Bradley Bartleby is very bad and Santa Claus knows it! So when Bradley empties his stocking on Christmas Day to find nothing but a pair of socks, he hatches a devious plan. With dynamite, trapdoors and a tiger, Santa doesn't stand a chance. Does he?
Spooky season, Jessie Haas ; illustrated by Alison Friend.
Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together: fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarecrow. When Maggie takes a fall, will she want to get back in the saddle? And when Halloween comes, can Maggie trust Bramble to brave the tricks and lead them both safely to the treats?
Playful puppy, Charlotte Hicks.
New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading. Playful Puppy is a 'Starting To Read' reader, perfect for children who are beginning to read for meaning, decoding and recognising words, and enjoying reading. Holly's dream has come true she's given her very own puppy! Although she tries to train him, share her delight in the playfulness of her new puppy. Will he win a prize at the village show?
Little Ogre's surprise supper, Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Ben Cort.
Everyone knows that ogres eat children. Except Jack. So when Little Ogre says, "I want you for supper!" Jack is delighted to be invited. Will he realise that he is the supper before it's too late?
Silly name for a monster, Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Steve May.
When all the proper-sounding heroes can't defeat the most menacing monster in the kingdom, the king offers his whole kingdom to whoever can beat it. Could Stinkpot succeed? Even with such a silly name?
When the tooth fairy forgot, Karen McCombie ; illustrated by Laura Hughes.
When Eddie's tooth falls out at school, he can't wait to tell his mum and dad and to put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy. Only,the tooth fairy forgets to come. Or does she? The next night Eddie gets two extra special visitors.
Tilly and the dragon, Hilary McKay ; illustrated by Mick Shaw.
This is a third wonderfully warm story about the irresistible Tilly, from bestselling author Hilary McKay. Tilly is keeping a dragon in her bedroom. Tilly's family are very worried about it, even though the dragon is very nice and can help make brilliant crunchy toast. So the dragon has to go. It's up to Tilly to find a place that a very polite, very hot and very smoky dragon can call home.
Destiny the pop star fairy, Daisy Meadows.
Kirsty and Rachel are going to see their favourite pop group, The Angels! But jealous Jack Frost wants to be a pop star himself. Can the girls stop him and his goblins from ruining the show?
Lulu and the witch baby, Jane O'Connor ; illustrated by Bella Sinclair.
Lulu Witch begins to change her mind about her pesky baby sister when she thinks that one of her magic spells has made the baby disappear.
A friend for Dragon, Dav Pilkey.
Dragon is lonely. When he unexpectedly finds a friend in Apple, all is suddenly right in the world. But when Apple disappears, Dragon is lost again. Will any other apples ever appear?
Squirrels on skis, J. Hamilton Ray ; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre.
Squirrels on skis take over a town, wreaking havoc among the human residents, until a girl reporter comes up with a creative solution.
Meet the rebels, written by Sadie Smith.
Meet a special band of rebels, brave enough to take on the Empire! As the rule of the evil Empire spreads across the galaxy, a small band of rebels has formed to fight against it. Read all about the rebels, find out about their friendships and discover who their enemies are.
The fleas who fight crime, Jonny Zucker ; illustrated by Chris Jevons.
Buzz and Itch are fleas. They both want to be insect detectives and catch insect criminals. So when they team up, the baddies of Larva Town had better watch out!


Computer coding for kids : a unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games, Carol Vorderman.
Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skills for children to start learning and 'Computer coding for kids' is here to help. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics.
Why? Encyclopedia : brilliant answers to baffling questions.
Colourful encyclopedia for kids with exciting 3D digital illustrations that bring key topics to life!
When is it my turn? : a book about fairness, Sandy Donovan.
Is it fair for another kid to keep a pen you lost, since he's the one who found it? And is it fair for your mom to say you can't watch TV after school? Sometimes life can seem pretty unfair! But if you learn the principles of fairness and try to stick to them, tricky situations like these can feel a little easier.
Am I a good friend? : a book about trustworthiness, Robin Nelson.
What if a friend asks you to share a secret? Is it ever okay to tell? Can you sometimes lie to stay out of trouble, or is it better to be completely honest? It's not always easy to tell right from wrong. Learning about trustworthiness will help you do what's right. The examples in this book show you how to be a good friend even in the trickiest situations. See how good it can feel to be trustworthy!
Can people count on me? : a book about responsibility, Robin Nelson.
What should you do if you accidentally break a vase? Should you tell an adult or pretend it wasn't you? Or what should you do if you see your friend throw a piece of trash on the ground? It's not always fun or easy to do the right thing. But when you take responsibility, you earn respect from others. This book offers examples of situations you might face at home or at school. It shows how you can make good decisions in each case. See how responsibility can go a long way!
How can I help? : a book about caring, Robin Nelson.
What is the best way to cheer up a friend? How can you help if your mom or dad is grumpy? What can you do to make a classmate feel more included? You care about your family, friends, and maybe even people you don't know well. But sometimes it's hard to show your feelings. This book offers examples of what you can do for others. It shows how being helpful and caring can make you and everyone around you happy. See how a little caring can go a long way!
The camel in the sun, Griffin Ondaatje ; pictures by Linda Wolfsgruber.
Inspired by the retelling of a traditional Muslim hadith, an account of the words or actions of the Prophet, which the author first heard in Sri Lanka, this is an unforgettable story about empathy.
Cities : discover how they work, Kathleen M. Reilly ; illustrated by Tom Casteel.
Profiles the systems that work together to keep urban areas running safely, discussing how cities have evolved since the first riverside settlements while outlining projects that explain facts about transportation, water systems, and architecture.
Does my voice count? : a book about citizenship, Sandy Donovan.
How can you make your voice heard when you're not old enough to vote? How can you set a good example when someone is picking on you? What can you do to make a difference in your community and in the world? You make a difference every time you help others or set a good example. That's what good citizenship is all about! The questions and answers in this book will show you how to be a great citizen. Get ready to make your voice count!
Natural resources, Jon Richards and Ed Simkins.
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at fascinating facts and about natural resources all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
Every last drop : bringing clean water home, Michelle Mulder.
Looks at why the world's water resources are at risk and how communities around the world are finding innovative ways to quench their thirst and water their crops.
The sea and me, Bianca Begovich ; illustrations by Scott Pearson.
What can you do to help the sea? If we keep fishing until the ocean is empty, what will happen to all the fish and plants, and to us? Small simple actions add up to big change.
Dangerous Earth, Anne Rooney.
Do you know what an earthquake is? Or the name of the largest volcano? What about tornadoes do you know how fast they spin? No? Then find out in Dangerous Earth filled with facts about some of the most dangerous natural activity on Earth.
Everything mythology, Blake Hoena, with National Geographic explorer Adrienne Mayor ; illustrated by Gonzalo Ordonez and Margaret Salter.
Introduces children to the gods of ancient worlds, including Greek, Norse, Chinese, American Indian, African cultures, and more. Includes facts, colourful illustrations, quizzes, suggested activities, and an interactive glossary.
Brick fairy tales : Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and more, as told and illustrated by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas.
Watch the clock strike twelve as Cinderella leaves her glass slipper behind at the ball, and see just how long brick Rapunzel's hair can grow as she waits in her tower. Watch the seven dwarfs plot against the evil Queen and her brick looking glass, and try to find your way home with Hansel's path of brick breadcrumbs.
Dragons, written by Gerald Legg ; illustrated by Carolyn Scrace ; created & designed by David Salariya.
Find out the fantastic truth about dragons, the creatures who, from the beginning of time, have haunted the imagination and dreams of almost every culture in the world.
Aesop's fables, Aesop ; Ayano Imai ; English text adaptation by Martin West.
Includes thirteen timeless tales brought to life through illustrations with new exhilarating perspectives.
Goodnight songs, Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists.
A previously unpublished collection of lyrics for twelve lullabies, illustrated by contemporary, award-winning artists Jonathan Bean, Carin Berger, Sophie Blackall, Linda Bleck, Renata Liwska, Christopher Silas Neal, Zachariah Ohora, Eric Puybaret, Sean Qualls, Isabel Roxas, Melissa Sweet, and Dan Yaccarino.
AA kids' phrasebook Spanish text, Wina Gunn ; illustrations, Robert Bowers with Leila & Zeinah Gaafar ; concept, Jane Wightwick ; Spanish Ana Bremon.
Designed for children, with the emphasis on fun, this Spanish phrasebook is perfect for kids on the move - for holidays, school trips and exchanges. The book is presented in cartoon format so the text is easily accessible for children.
Secrets of the seasons : orbiting the sun in our backyard, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont.
Over the course of a year, a family learns about the role of the sun in the changing seasons.
Triangles, David A. Adler ; illustrated by Edward Miller.
Introduces triangles, discussing the different types of triangles and the concept of triangle size measured in degrees.
Curiosity's mission on Mars : exploring the red planet, Ron Miller.
Discusses some of the information sent back from "Curiosity," the Mars Rover, including pictures of the Martian landscape, traces of water in Martian soil, and the key chemicals necessary for life.
It's about time : untangling everything you need to know about time, Pascale Estellon ; translation, Sarah Quinn.
Explains time and its many configurations from one second to one century using activities and anecdotes.
Junk drawer physics : 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing, Bobby Mercer.
Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just cents, or less. Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated.
How to make a planet : a step-by-step guide to building the Earth, written by Scott Forbes ; illustrated by Jean Camden.
As you read these pages, you'll speed through the 13.7 billion years that went into making the incredible, life-sustaining, one-in-a-billion planet we call home. You'll also learn about some of the amazing stuff that came about along the way: exploding supergiant stars, gassy planet burps, massive millipedes, ferocious dinosaurs and even a meteoric extinction. Are you ready? Let's get cooking!
Everything dinosaurs, Blake Hoena with National Geographic explorer Paul Sereno, illustrations by Franco Tempesta.
Explores the world of dinosaurs, examining fossil remains and explaining how scientists use them to determine what dinosaurs ate, how they raised their young, and how they may have become extinct.
My animal book, written by Sophie Dauvois ; illustration and design by OKIDO Studio and four others.
My animal book is a hands-on, action-packed title to share with young children. The starting point is the child and the questions they ask about animals. First, there's a big surprise: a human being is an animal! Then come all kinds of questions and activities to encourage children to think about where different animals live, what they eat and how they have families. There are things to do both on and off the page, including games, recipes and craft activities.
Animal kingdom, Jon Richards and Ed Simkins.
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014.
Animal kingdom, text, Simon Rogers ; illustrations, Nicholas Blechman.
Complex facts about the animal kingdom are rendered as colourful information graphics that astonish, amuse, and inform. Includes tabbed chapters that make information fast and easy to find.
Ten thousand, eight hundred and twenty endangered species in the animal kingdom, Paul Rockett ; design and illustration, Mark Ruffle.
You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky or the fish in the Amazon?
The open ocean, Pittau & Gervais.
More than 50 shells and sea creatures are hiding in this gorgeous life-the-flap book. Can you name them all?
The worm, Elise Gravel.
Shares information on the earthworm with graphic illustrations and fact-filled text that traces its extensive history as well as its habitats, anatomy, and behaviours. In addition to the visual gags, the author includes basic facts about the creepers, such as their ability to sense light without eyes, the manner in which they get around, and the food they like to eat.
The fly, Elise Gravel.
Focuses on the common housefly and its fondness for all things revolting. The author takes obvious joy in detailing the house fly's typical meals, which include such savoury delights as garbage-juice soup, dirty diapers, and 'doggie doo'. Includes graphic illustrations and fact-filled text that traces its extensive history as well as its habitats, anatomy, and behaviours.
Elephant, Suzi Eszterhas.
Follow one newborn elephant calf from her birth on the African savannah to her first days with the herd, feeding, playing in the waterholes, and meeting other young elephants. Young readers get to see the young elephant developing and growing until she is able to survive without her mother in her challenging African habitat, playing her part in the life of the herd until she is ready to have a calf of her own.
Tiger, Suzi Eszterhas.
Text and close-up photos follow three young tiger cubs as they grow from birth to adulthood in the forests of India.
Wolf rescue : all about wolves and how to save them, Kitson Jazynka with National Geographic explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison.
Shares real-life adventure stories, hands-on activities, and engaging wolf facts while revealing what everyday readers can do to support wolf conservation efforts.
Elizabeth, queen of the seas, Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Brian Floca.
World-renowned swimmer and author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch.
1000 inventions and discoveries, written by Roger Bridgman.
Explores the ideas and innovations that have shaped our world. Whether you're a budding inventor yourself or love gizmos and gadgets, this book is packed with the inventions and discoveries that changed our lives. It helps you find out who came up with the idea, how they were influenced and key events that formed the backdrop of the discovery.
Technology, Jon Richards and Ed Simkins.
Welcome to the world of infographics! Marvel at amazing facts about the world of technology all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
Traumatic brain injury : from concussion to coma, Connie Goldsmith.
Discusses the prevalence of traumatic brain injury, including its aftereffects, the many different kinds of TBIs, and famous TBI sufferers.
World's toughest, Anne Rooney.
Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.
Cranes, Aaron Frisch.
A kindergarten-level introduction to cranes, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their arms and cables.
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster, Connie Goldsmith.
Discusses the world's first nuclear disaster when nuclear bomb testing sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands causing burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies.
Underworld : exploring the secret world beneath your feet, written by Jane Price ; illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock.
An introduction to underworld scenes, shares intricately detailed spreads featuring wonders ranging from volcanoes and dinosaur bones to tombs, city works, and buried treasure.
Machines and vehicles, Jon Richards and Ed Simkins.
Marvel at the science and engineering behind the world's mightiest machines, high speed records, jet engines and powerful rockets all visualised in beautifully designed infographics.
Amazing pets, Anne Rooney.
Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.
I can do it myself, Valorie Fisher.
Can you tie your shoe? Write your letters and numbers? Make your bed? Or set the table? Can you do it by yourself? Children and parents alike will rejoice as 4- to 6-year-olds achieve these important childhood milestones (and many more) with the help of this engaging and fun picture book.
Starting from scratch : what you should know about food and cooking, written by Sarah Elton ; illustrated by Jeff Kulak.
A book about food how it works, why it works, and what kids need to know to have fun in the kitchen. Also includes some yummy recipes.
Super pasta and rice dishes, Jennifer S. Larson ; photographs by Brie Cohen.
Offers easy pasta and rice recipes for young people to cook, along with information on equipment needed, cooking techniques, safety tips, and notes on special ingredients.
Yummy soup and salad recipes, Jennifer S. Larson ; photographs by Brie Cohen.
Offers easy soup and salad recipes for young people to cook, along with information on equipment needed, cooking techniques, safety tips, and notes on special ingredients.
Perfect pizza recipes, Jennifer S. Larson ; photographs by Brie Cohen.
Offers easy pizza and related recipes for young people to cook, along with information on equipment needed, cooking techniques, safety tips, and notes on special ingredients.
Tasty sandwiches, Jennifer S. Larson ; photographs by Brie Cohen.
Offers easy-to-follow recipes for dishes such as the banana dog, black bean veggie burger, sandwich on a stick, and grilled apple and cheese, with photographs of important steps as well as the finished dishes.
Adventure homes, Gerry Bailey ; illustrated by Moreno Chiacchiera, Michelle Todd, and Joelle Dreidemy.
This book examines problems and solutions that arise when building an adventure home such as a treehouse on or off the ground!
Storybook homes, Gerry Bailey ; illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy and Karen Radford.
There was an old lady who lived in a shoe, but how was her shoe house designed? Students will love learning how their favourite storybook characters thought up and designed their quirky homes.
Towering homes, Gerry Bailey ; Illustrated by Moreno Chiacchiera, Michelle Todd, and Joelle Dreidemy.
Ideal for students living in an urban area, colourful illustrations and humourous characters outline the steps needed to build towering homes. Building big and building up, students learn about problems and solutions encountered by engineers and architects.
Working homes, Gerry Bailey ; illustrated by Moreno Chiacchiera, Michelle Todd, and Joelle Dreidemy.
From a windmill to a lighthouse, this book portrays homes that, quite literally, work while also introducing simple engineering concepts to the young architect.
Project Kid : 100 ingenious crafts for family fun, Amanda Kingloff ; photographs by Alexandra Grablewski.
A collection of projects for things kids want to make and keep from a juice-box owl to a pirate ship to a curio cabinet for displaying all of their treasures, plus games, jewellery, and more.
Rubber band charm jewelry : popstar bracelets & rings that sparkle and shine!, Maggie Marron.
This title features 12 original projects to complete with rubber bands and charms, with or without a loom. Harnesses the hottest 'tween' craft trend in years. It is suitable for age 10+.
Rubber band loom crafts.
Rubber band jewellery is taking the world by storm! Everybody wants the colourful bracelets, necklaces, and rings that are so much fun to create on looms with rows of plastic pins.
13 paintings children should know, Angela Wenzel ; translation, Jane Michael.
Thirteen engaging works by the world's greatest artists are beautifully presented in an excellent introduction to art for young people. Offers biographical information about each artist and important facts about the painting's technical and historical aspects.
He aha tenei?, written by Sharon Holt ; illustrated by Deborah Hinde.
A song about different types of New Zealand insects. Includes guitar chords.
100 things to do before you grow up, Lisa Gerry.
This is the to do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Complete with expert tips from real life adventurers, weird but true facts, and profiles of some of the coolest kid jobs on the planet, this book is just the start of your amazing, exciting, wonderful life!
101 comedy games for children and grown-ups, Leigh Anne Jasheway.
101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups includes eight different sections, each geared toward a different genre of comedy. Each section includes numerous games, which are presented with a general description of the activity, the purpose behind it, a list of supplies (if any are needed), helpful hints, and rule variations. Jasheway also provides a key to indicate the target ages for each activity, making it easier to pick the best games for the participating group.
Children's book of cinema : explore the magical, behind-the-scenes world of the movies, Ellen E. Jones, Ben Davies, Harry Harris.
Go behind-the-scenes of the magical world of the silver screen with Children's Book of Cinema. You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about movies, from the history of film and the making of a motion picture to the best kids films for every genre. It is perfect for young film buffs eager to learn as much as possible about the enthralling universe of film. So get comfortable, have popcorn handy, and get lost in the Children's Book of Cinema.
The book of dance, Lorri Mack.
Discusses everything readers need to know about the dance world, from the history of the tango to breakin'.
Who's hiding?, Saturo Onishi.
Presents a series of animal picture puzzles with a question on each page.
Minecraft Combat handbook, Stephanie Milton, with help from Paul Soares Jr, FyreUK and CNB Minecraft ; illustrations by Theo Cordner and FyreUK.
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. How can you survive? The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players.
Minecraft Construction handbook, written by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam.
There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start? And how will you ever match the creative style of the experts? The official Minecraft Construction Handbook is packed with tips and step-by-step instructions from master build team FyreUK.
My book of jokes, illustrated by Bronwen Davies.
What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence? Time to get a new fence! A perfect first book of jokes for all young comedians!
If it rains pancakes : Haiku and Lantern poems, Brian P. Cleary ; illustrations by Andy Rowland.
What is a haiku? It sounds like a sneeze. And isn't a lantern a light source? Actually, they are two types of ancient Japanese poetry. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how each form works and shows how these little poems can contain big surprises!
Poem depot : aisles of smiles : poems and drawings, Douglas Florian.
Outside the box, Karma Wilson ; illustrated by Diane Goode.
A collection of over one hundred poems includes such amusing entries as "Balloonaphobia" and "Aliens Under My Bed".
'O Se'evae Masaesae, Maude Bedggood ; illustrated by Josh Smits ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
Slippers that are worn, have holes, no heels, stitching has come apart, whose can they be?
Matou te o i nofoaga, written by Katie Kool ; illustrated by Cindy Tan ; translated by Ainslie Chu Ling-Soo.
This Samoan graded reader, is showing through the illustrations, the simple adventures of family life with Charlie the dog.
Va' ai i le mea e mafai ona ou faia, written by Katie Kool ; illustrated by Cindy Tom ; translated by Ainslie Chu Ling-Soo.
A beginner graded reader, in the Samoan language, with Charlie the dog up to his old tricks.
'O le sanuisi, Stephanie Pohe ; illustrated by Mike Henry ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
A young girl helps her brother make their sandwiches.
'O le I'a Lapo'a, Hannah Rainforth ; illustrated by Tamara Kan ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
A family goes fishing and catches all kinds of fish.
'E sefulu paluni, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Brian Gunson ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
Puke Paukeko collects a bunch of various coloured balloons.
'E to'afia?, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Josh Smits ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
A counting book which looks at children engaged at various activities in a playground.
Fa'afetai Tama Kerisimasi, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Mike Henry ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
'O le fa'ato'aga lafumanu, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Josh Smits ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
'O le meafeluea'i, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Caroline Adair Down ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
Two little children make a colourful mobile.
Po 'o fea Wiremu?, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Brian Gunson ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
Wiremu hides from his brother and falls asleep under a pile of clothes.
Puna, Manu Te Awa ; illustrated by Josh Smits ; Samoan translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So'o.
A young girl shows that she can jump, just like a cat, a dog, a pony, a chicken, a duckling and a frog.
Mo'ua, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea, Tevita Vana Mafi.
Ngaahi kaungame'a, Carolyn Collis ; fakatonulea: Tevita Vana Mafi.
Countries, Jon Richards and Ed Simkins.
Welcome to the world of infographics! Marvel at amazing facts about the countries of the world - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
A home for Mr. Emerson, Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.
Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved? This biography illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.
Gandhi, written by Juhi Saklani ; consultant, Vivek Bhandari.
This title helps you explore the fascinating life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. DK Eyewitness Gandhi is a spectacular and informative guide to one of history's most complex and revered personalities. Striking photographs offer you a unique view of Mahatma Gandhi's legacy, tracing his life from his early childhood to his assassination, highlighting his affirmation as a leader, his involvement in Indian Independence and his timeless ideas about world peace.
Earthrise : my adventures as an Apollo 14 astronaut, Edgar Mitchell with Ellen Mahoney ; foreword by Dr. Brian Cox.
On February 5, 1971, Edgar Mitchell jumped off the last rungs of a ladder connecting him to NASA's Antares spacecraft and landed with two feet on the Moon. Following the disastrous Apollo 13 mission, Mitchell was one of three astronauts to successfully complete the Apollo 14 journey to the Moon, though it wasn't without its own alarming moments. In Earthrise, Edgar recalls his spectacular trip to the Moon and the life experiences that got him there, including his early days spent in Roswell, New Mexico, amid nuclear testing and the rumored UFO crash; his first solo airplane flight as a young teen; his time as a navy combat pilot; and becoming a NASA astronaut.
The Pilot and the Little Prince : the Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Peter Sis.
A biography of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Brush of the gods, Lenore Look ; illustrations by Meilo So.
During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor.
New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame : 25 Kiwi champions, Maria Gill ; illustrated by Marco Ivancic.
Features 25 famous New Zealand sportspeople across a wide range of different sporting disciplines. Includes a caricature, an action photograph, a profile of the person, timeline, inspirational quote, description of the sport, training regime and trophy board.
The mummy's curse, Catherine Chambers ; illustrator, Emmanuel Cerisier.
In "Mummy's Curse" join DK Adventure's exclusive SLIP club (Secret Living In the Past) a group of young history buffs who belong to a top-secret club that allows them to travel throughout history to any time, any place through a phone app, on their next action-packed adventure as they go back to Ancient Egypt to uncover the truth about the mummy's curse.
World War I unclassified : secrets of World War 1 revealed, Nick Hunter.
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing story behind this terrible war. Packed full of amazing photographs and original documents from the National Archives, real-life artifacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of World War I and how it shaped the world.
Qing ming jie, Zheng Qinyan zhu bian ; Cao Cao wen tu.
Da xiao, Carolyn Collis.
Gou zai na er?, Carolyn Collis.
Wo de gu, Carolyn Collis.
Yao qing, Carolyn Collis.
Introduces greetings.
Fa lao de zu zhou, Wo'erfugang Huo'erbai'en, Haike Huo'erbai'en zhu ; Wang Taizhi, Shen Huizhu yi.
Wai gong de 13 hao gu zhai, Woerfugang Huoerbaien, Haike Huoerbaien zhu ; Wang Taizhi, Shen Huizhu yi.
An ni ka de bao shi, Eva Ibbotoson zhu.
Duan wu jie, Zheng Qinyan zhu bian ; Wei Yaxi wen ; Liu Zhenjun tu.
Yuan xiao jie, Zheng Qinyan zhu bian ; Wei Yaxi wen ; Wang Zumin tu.
Zhong qiu jie, Zheng Qinyan zhu bian ; Wei Yaxi wen ; Qu Mingyue tu.
You mo da shi Xiaodouzi, Xiao Dingli zhu.
Chun jie, Zheng Qinyan zhu bian ; Xue Bin wen ; Zhu Shifang tu.
Da hui lang Luoke, Zheng Yuanjie zhu.
Shuke he Beita li xian ji, Zheng Yuanjie zhu.
Hong qi che li xian ji, Zheng Yuanjie zhu.

Older Fiction

Shipwreck Island, S. A. Bodeen.
Sarah's dad and stepmum decide to take the whole family on a special vacation in order to break the ice and have everyone get to know one another. They'll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and go sailing for a few days. It'll be an adventure, right? Wrong. Dead wrong.
Ghost soldier, Theresa Breslin.
When Rob and Millie's father goes missing in action while serving at the front during the First World War, the children desperately search the hospital trains returning to Edinburgh with the wounded. But there's no sign of him. They come across a building full of doctors treating soldiers with shellshock and other nervous disorders but overhear a conversation that suggests this could be a mask for altogether more nefarious activity. What is really going on at the hospital?
Life on Mars, Jennifer Brown.
Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers' quest to find life on other planets seems at an end when his parents decide to move to Las Vegas, but while they look for a house he stays with his neighbour, an astronaut who soon becomes a friend.
The battle for WondLa, Tony DiTerlizzi with illustrations by the author.
When all hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost, Eva Nine, with help from an unlikely ally, tries to thwart the evil Loroc's ultimate plan for life on Orbona.
Boy in the tower, Polly Ho-Yen.
Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn't really like looking outside but it's going outside that she hates. But one day, other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them and strange, menacing plants begin to appear. Now their tower isn't safe anymore.
The great Greene heist, Varian Johnson.
Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster he is trying to go straight but when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for school president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sure Keith does not succeed.
Memory maze, Gordon Korman.
Jackson Opus and his family have been forced into hiding because his identity as a powerful young hypnotist has been leaked out — but his enemy Dr. Mako is still out to find him to use his mesmerizing skills for evil purposes.
Armageddon outta here, Derek Landy.
For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette is collected into one magnificent volume. But that's not all. Written specially for this collection, there is an entirely new novella that will drag you into a nail-biting American horror story, Skulduggery-style, and three brand-spanking-new stories spanning the last 150 years.
The time of the fireflies, Kimberley Griffiths Little.
When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected phone in her family's shop, Bayou Bridge Antiques, she finds herself directed to the river bank near her house, where a cloud of fireflies take her on a journey through time to learn the secrets of her family's past and save their future.
One minute's silence, written by David Metzenthen ; illustrated by Michael Camilleri.
On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, David Metzenthen asks what is the true meaning of remembering? A powerful and moving picture book for older readers about the 'one minute's silence' we observe on Remembrance Day, and what Gallipoli means to us in this context.
The nerdy dozen, Jeff Miller.
Recruited by the Air Force after hacking into a classified military training programme, Neil Andertol and his video game buddies pilot what they believe to be an Air Force simulator to find a missing jet and rescue two endangered pilots.
Eternity, Matt de la Pena.
History is broken and three children must travel back in time to set it right.
The brilliant world of Tom Gates, Liz Pichon.
Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks, spilt water, lightening. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his 'Camping Sucks' holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill, which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him.
The Caballero, Peter Stewart ; illustrated by Peter Stewart.
'The Caballero' fully refurbished and now with a new crew, has a rendezvous with the 'Raven' at Pirate's Cove. Their quest - to seek a treasure that is somewhere in the outer sounds on Goat Island. Once the anchor is weighed there is no turning back and the treasure on Goat Island could become the least of the group's worries.
The Raven, Peter Stewart ; illustrated by Peter Stewart.
It's The Ravens first adventure. Billy and Jeff, two treasure lusty pirates, set sail for a holiday adventure in the idyllic waters of the Marlborough Sounds. However, things take on a twist with the rescue of Rachael and Ruby from two evil villains who they discover are up to some dastardly deed. Will the villains succeed, or can the group foil their evil plans, and what lay hidden at Smuggler's Cove?
The winter wolf, Holly Webb.
Amelia discovers a diary written by a young boy, Noah, living in Wisconsin in the 1870s. She stays up long into the night, reading how he secretly cared for a wolf cub during the long winter months. But when Amelia finds herself magically transported into the world of the diary, it's up to her to help Noah keep the cub safe.
Boys of blur, N.D. Wilson.
When his stepfather moves them to Taper, Florida, in the Everglades, twelve-year-old Charlie discovers a secret world hidden within the sugar cane fields, as well as new family connections and friendships.
Light Horse Boy, Dianne Wolfer ; illustrated by Brian Simmonds.
In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline and nothing will ever be the same again.

Picture Books

Bedtime rhymes, illustrated by Lucy Cousins.
From Wee Willie Winkie, to Rock-a-bye Baby, the sounds and rhythms of these lovely nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books.
Babies will love this touchy-feely book, packed with appealing photographs of cute animals and tactile textures to engage the senses.
First words.
This first lift-the-flap book is a bright and colourful way to introduce preschool children to first words. Packed with photographs of everyday objects and first words, this chunky board book with a carry handle is ideal for developing toddlers' vocabulary.
Nursery rhymes, illustrated by Lucy Cousins.
From Humpty Dumpty, to The Grand Old Duke of York, the sounds and rhythms of these wonderful nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. They're a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children.
The colour thief, Gabriel Alborozo.
Zot lives in a world without colour - no green grass, no blue sky, no yellow sun and no red flowers. From his lonely mountaintop, he gazes at Earth, sparkling with brilliant colour, and thinks it must be a very happy place. He sets off to steal some of that happiness for himself.
Fix this mess!, Tedd Arnold.
Robug tries to obey when Jake instructs it to "Fix this mess!" but somehow manages to make things worse.
Over the hill to Greytown, Tania Atkinson ; illustrations by Viv Walker.
When Sam Oates sets off to plant a tree, guess who hitches a ride in his barrow? Over the Hill to Greytown introduces a cast of delightful characters in a 'true' story from New Zealand history.
Monsters love school, written and illustrated by Mike Austin.
Nervous monsters attending school for the first time learn new things, make friends, and sample Chef Octi's special School Gruel.
Pomelo's big adventure, Ramona Badescu, Benjamin Chaud ; translated from the French by Claudia Bedrick.
Pomelo leaves his garden for the first time and goes on an adventure into the wide world. He meets up with many obstacles, learns to feel safe on his own, and makes his first real friend.
The big splash!, written by A.H. Benjamin ; illustrated by Jon Lycett-Smith.
Skunk, Fox, Raccoon, Beaver and Hare are all scared of the creature who goes Da-dump! Da-dump! Da-dump! He has fiery nostrils, a great big head and hooves of thunder! But eventually they have nowhere left to hide and they are forced to face what they fear the most.
Pirate potty, written by Samantha Berger ; illustrated by Amy Cartwright.
Even pirates use the potty, in this playful interactive book.
Roar! Roar! : with big flaps to lift!, Sebastien Braun.
Readers can lift the flaps to see the sounds made by different wild animals.
My teacher is a monster! (No, I am not), Peter Brown.
Bobby has a problem at school. It's his teacher, Miss Kirby. She stomps, she roars, and she won't even let him throw paper aeroplanes in class - what a monster! One day the unthinkable happens when Bobby bumps into Miss Kirby outside school. However, he soon finds out there's more to her than meets the eye.
Bad Kitty's tasty treats : a slide and find ABC, Nick Bruel.
In this interactive board book with sliding panels, it's time for Bad Kitty's breakfast, and she has some interesting food choices that span the alphabet from ape to zebra.
Off to the park!, illustrated by Stephen Cheetham.
Come with us to the park! Which way shall we go? What shall we do? What will we find? A stunning interactive book for all children of all ages, with a delightful surprise at the end.
Top dog, Rod Clement.
There's no doubt it's a dog-eat-dog environment in the corporate world, but Samson the poodle is up for the challenge. In fact Samson may be the boss - but he's a good boss. He rewards his troops well - with a pat on the head, a kind word and every now and then a little treat (bone-us).
Busy in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears watch people as they are busy in Tonga.
Crafts in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears watch people to see how they are making clothes in Tonga. They see taovala, tupenu and kiekie for people to wear.
Dance in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears watch people dance and make music in Tonga.
Fishing pigs in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears watch the pigs that go fishing for food in the sea at low tide each day.
Food in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears look at the food that people grow, buy, and eat in Tonga.
Hens go home in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The chicks follow the hen all around Tonga and then go home.
Oscar looks at trees, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear looks at ten trees that grow in New Zealand.
Oscar visits eels, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar goes to a river to find eels. As they come out of hiding he looks at them swimming and eating.
Oscar visits kea, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear visits the friendly kea.
Oscar visits kereru, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear visits the kereru as they have a busy day.
Oscar visits pukeko, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear visits the pukeko and watches them look for food.
Oscar visits takahe, Carolyn Collis.
Oscar the bear looks at the takahe. It slowly moves around eating and preening itself.
Umu in Tonga, Carolyn Collis.
The bears watch people make an umu on Sunday in Tonga.
From there to here, Laurel Croza ; pictures by Matt James.
A young girl tries to adjust to moving from northeastern Saskatchewan to Toronto, where she misses her father coming home for lunch and looking at the stars at night with her family, but an eight-year-old girl from next door helps her to feel better.
Pete the cat and the new guy, Kimberly and James Dean.
Pete the Cat and his animal friends welcome Gus the Platypus, who discovers his own special talent.
Bruno and Titch : the tale of a boy and his guinea pig, Sheena Dempsey.
Meet Bruno, a wildly inventive boy, and his new pet, Titch, a neurotic, slightly melodramatic guinea pig. Can they get past their differences? Perfect for pet-lovers (and especially guinea pig lovers) everywhere, this funny story of finding a home and a "person" to care for him is told from the guinea pig's humourous perspective.
Bye-bye baby brother!, Sheena Dempsey.
Ruby loves nothing more than playing, especially with Mum. But Mum is always so busy with Oliver, Ruby's little baby brother, and Ruby is tired of waiting. Babies are so boring. Ruby stomps out into the garden and there she begins to wonder what if she could magic Oliver away?
Two little birds, written and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma.
Two little birds make their first grand migration south, and later return home to start new families.
The Zebra who ran too fast, Jenni Desmond.
Zebra, Bird and Elephant are best friends until the day Zebra runs too fast and doesn't listen to his friends. Only then do they all discover the true meaning of friendship. This is a charming and beautifully illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship.
Bing. Something for Daddy, Ted Dewan.
Bing is making something for Daddy. He loves his daddy as much as he loves making shiny, feathery, sparkly things. But Bing will have to be very careful with that big bottle of goo.
Bed time, Ted Dewan.
It's time for Bing Bunny to brush his teeth, have a bath and cuddle up with his companion, Flop. But, oh no, where is Flop? Share the ups and downs of everyday life in this playful pre-school series from award-winning picture book creator Ted Dewan.
Bing make music, Ted Dewan.
In Bing: Make Music, Bing and Flop use everyday items, like keys and a tub of rice, as well as instruments to make music. But don't bang on the music box, Bing! Don't worry, we can fix it. Making music, it's a Bing thing!
Dog days of school, Kelly DiPucchio ; illustrated by Brian Biggs.
Tired of school, Charlie envies his dog and wishes he could be a dog, too, but when his wish comes true he discovers that his life was not all bad.
Gaston, words by Kelly DiPucchio ; pictures by Christian Robinson.
A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park.
I love cats!, Emma Dodd.
A little girl searches for the perfect pet cat but which one should she choose when there are so many cute and not-so-cute cats of all shapes and sizes and dispositions out there?
I love dogs!, Emma Dodd.
A little girl searches for the perfect pet puppy dog but which one should she choose when there are so many cute and not-so-cute dogs of all shapes and sizes and dispositions out there?
The entertainer, Emma Dodd.
When an entertainer dressed as a big cuddly bear arrives at a fancy dress party, the children are delighted. He makes them hoot with laughter as he drinks water from a vase, goes wild on his skateboard and bursts all the balloons. So after a fond farewell at the end of the day, everyone is surprised when another entertainer turns up, full of apologies for being late.
Superworm, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler ; performed by Imelda Staunton.
The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a high-quality audio CD, brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton.
Doctor Tilly, originated by Polly Dunbar.
From inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar, this televised series follows the escapades of Tilly and her friends.
Tumpty's plane, originated by Polly Dunbar.
Everyone is making paper aeroplanes, and Tumpty wants to make one, too. But it's not easy folding tiny pieces of paper when you're a very large elephant. In the world of Tilly and friends, though, no one gets left out. And Tilly has a plan.
Darren Farrell presents Thank you, Octopus.
Octopus helps his buddy get ready for bed, but in most unusual ways.
Rupert can dance, Jules Feiffer.
Although Rupert liked watching his owner Mandy dance during the day, he secretly enjoyed dancing at night while Mandy slept.
Five trucks, Brian Floca.
Five different trucks do five different jobs to get an airplane ready for takeoff.
Tugboat, Michael Garland.
A tugboat has many jobs, keeping it busy from morning 'til night.
Vanilla icecream, Bob Graham.
A wild, young sparrow rises from the dust outside an Indian food stall surrounded by swaying palms. The sparrow flies off just where he pleases, following the food. He journeys south through the lush rice paddies and across the rough sea and all the way into a bright new day where, just for a moment, the wild sparrow's world collides with little Edie's. So it is that little Edie discovers the taste of vanilla ice cream in the most curious way! This is the story of a traveller free to go where he pleases, of a journey, and of how life can take wild and curious paths.
NZ plants, Dave Gunson.
Bright colourful backgrounds and realistic illustrations make this board book a perfect introduction to the natural world of New Zealand plants for young children. Including trees, shrubs, climbers, grasses, flaxes and ferns, children will recognise flowers and foliage found in their everyday environment and discover new plants further afield. English and Māori names are included for every plant
NZ shore and sea, Dave Gunson.
Bright colourful backgrounds and realistic illustrations make this board book a perfect introduction to New Zealand's shore and sea for young children. Including shells, sea birds, fish and marine mammals, crabs, star fish and seaweed, children will recognise the many forms of life that live on and around the New Zealand coast. Both English and Māori names are included on each page.
Spot goes shopping, Eric Hill.
Join Spot and his mum in a brand new story as they go on a shopping trip to the supermarket. Spot loves helping, and he has lots of ideas for what they should buy. Shopping with Mum is lots of fun!
Where do you live snail?, Petr Horacek.
This is a turn-the-wheel concept book from the award-winning Petr Horacek. "Where do you live, grey mouse?" asks Snail, in this charming and beautifully illustrated board book by the award-winning artist Petr Horacek. Babies and toddlers will enjoy following Snail through the book as he finds out where other animals live.
A surprise for tiny mouse, Petr Horacek.
This is a turn-the-wheel concept book from the award-winning Petr Horacek. Tiny Mouse loves nibbling corn in the sunshine. She loves the crackle of the leaves in the wind. She even loves the snowflakes when they tickle her nose. But when the rain starts to fall, Tiny Mouse runs for her hole. What will make her come out?
Flora and the penguin, Molly Idle.
In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.
Specs for Rex, Yasmeen Ismail.
Rex has new glasses and he hates them! He does not want to wear them to school, and he tries to hide them in the strangest places! But it's pretty tricky hiding specs that are so big, and round and red. It's funny how things turn out, though, because Rex's specs end up winning him a gold star, and a new friend.
Me first, Max Kornell.
A donkey brother and sister's constant attempts to outdo each other land them in a sticky situation.
Matthew's dream, Leo Lionni.
Matthew the mouse lives in a dreary corner of a dusty attic. But a trip to the museum helps him to see his surroundings in a new light. With brush in paw, Matthew sets out to paint "the shapes and colours of joy".
Pete the cat saves Christmas, created & illustrated by James Dean ; story by Eric Litwin.
When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be canceled, Pete the cat comes to the rescue.
Rocking in my school shoes, story by Eric Litwin ; created & illustrated by James Dean.
Pete the cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and more while singing his special song.
Lucky, David Mackintosh.
When Mum announces that we're having a surprise at dinner tonight, my brother Leo and I can't help but wonder. What could it be? Mum says we'll have to wait and see, but Leo and I have some ideas of our own.
So many wonderfuls, Tina Matthews.
Told in rhyming verse, this story takes you on a wander through one town and the many wonderful experiences it has to offer one and all.
Katie's picture show, James Mayhew.
Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun particularly when you step into the world inside the frame.
Mummy, you're special to me, Laine Mitchell, Kim Fleming.
My mummy tucks me in. She tells stories just right. We make secret wishes. She kisses me goodnight. Mummy, you're special to me. Follow Little Giraffe's journey in this beautiful story to share with your special mummy.
Pardon me!, Daniel Miyares.
A bird tries to keep his spot to himself, but discovers that the spot is very popular with the other animals.
Harry and the monster, Sue Mongredien, Nick East.
One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. "If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head," suggests Mum. "He won't be scary then!" Can Mum's clever plan possibly work?
Mungo Monkey goes to school, Lydia Monks.
Join Mungo Monkey and his friends in Miss Raffy's class at school. Today the class are learning about bugs! Lift the flaps to help everyone find some creepy-crawlies and then play hide-and-seek with Mungo's spider.
Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe, Brian Moses & Garry Parsons.
All is quiet in the Dinosaur Cafe until big bully Tyrannosaurus bursts in, demanding more than vegetarian fare! After he threatens to put all the herbivores into a dinosaur stew, they decide to retaliate and call in their secret weapon - Terry Triceratops who delivers a whack and a smack and a three-pronged attack!
Animals : what's under the flaps?, written by Deborah Murrell ; illustrations by Peter Bull Art Studio.
Children explore the artwork, lift the flaps, and discover information about animals.
Use your imagination, Nicola O'Byrne.
Rabbit is bored. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. "Why not write a story?" he suggests. Well, Rabbit is just delighted what a brilliant idea! And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create the perfect story with lots of exciting props and interesting characters.
Perky the Pukeko goes to school, written by Michelle Osment ; illustrated by Sunset.
Percy and his friends find lots of things to eat after a busload of school children stop to eat their lunch. But when the bus pulls away Percy notices that one of his chicks is missing.
The fox in the library, Lorenz Pauli, Kathrin Scharer ; [translated by Andrew Rushton].
When Fox chases Mouse into the library, Mouse offers Fox a book so that he will get new ideas like wanting to eat chickens instead of mice. But when the chicken-eating, fox-hunting farmer walks into the library, Fox and Chicken think fast and come up with a surprising solution that just might save them both.
The happy owls, Celestino Piatti.
Why are these owls so happy? That's just what the chickens, ducks, and geese want to know. But when they send a peacock over to find out why, they're incredulous at the reply.
Fluffy and Scruffy : a tale of two kitties, Liz Pichon.
Fluffy is a sleek and lovely kitty. Her claws are manicured and her home is spotless. Her neighbour, Scruffy, is nothing like Fluffy. His fur is smelly and his claws are grimy and his house is messy and disgusting! But when the neighbours are both invaded by a large group of mice, the cats must work together to reclaim their homes.
Deer dancer, Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Lauren Stringer.
A girl who is in a woodland clearing to practice dancing spies a deer and observes how it leaps and turns.
A seed needs sun, Kate Riggs ; illustrated by Fiammetta Dogi.
Detailed illustrations and simple text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to the growth cycle of a seed, from its planting to flowering.
Plants feed me, Lizzy Rockwell.
A young boy explains the different plants and parts of plants that people commonly eat, from roots and tubers to fruits and vegetables.
It is night, Phyllis Rowand ; pictures by Laura Dronzek.
A little girl says good night to a seal, a bear, a lion, a train, and so on giving readers a bit of information about each.
I wish I had a pet, Maggie Rudy.
An introduction to the joys and responsibilities of pet ownership via the efforts of several mice who're trying to decide which animal might be right for them.
Little Lola, Julie Saab ; pictures by David Gothard.
After climbing aboard a school bus, a curious cat spends an enjoyable day at school.
Fred's beds, Barbara Samuels.
Zelda's beagle, Fred, has many napping places, which he makes great use of before, during, and after her birthday party.
There are no animals in this book! (only feelings), Chani Sanchez.
Masterworks of contemporary art teach kids about feelings and how they can be expressed in art.
Katie the kitten ; Lizzie the lamb, Axel Scheffler.
Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb are two playful creatures that love to dance and skip through the day! These rhyming stories are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler with lots of details that children will love to spot.
Pip the dog ; Freddy the frog, Axel Scheffler.
Pip and Freddy are two lively creatures who love to make noise and have fun. These rhyming stories are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler with lots of details that children will love to spot.
100 animals on parade!, Masayuki Sebe.
With hundreds of colourful animals to count and hundreds of hilarious details to hunt, this unconventional counting book guarantees hundreds of hours of fun!
100 hungry monkeys!, Masayuki Sebe.
100 hungry monkeys set out to find themselves some food when a monster suddenly appears. Does he want to eat them or be their friend?
Dinosaur vs. school, Bob Shea.
Fearless Dinosaur takes on new challenges as he starts preschool, from meeting new friends to pasting glitter and googly eyes, but one task requires assistance from everyone.
E-I-E-I-O : how Old MacDonald got his farm (with a little help from a hen), Judy Sierra ; illustrated by Matthew Myers.
The Little Red Hen gives Old MacDonald some pointers on composting and a legendary farm is born in this rhyming, rollicking read-aloud.
Frances Dean who loved to dance and dance, Birgitta Sif.
Frances Dean loves to dance. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, her knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage within herself to share her talent with other people and feel free?
When Pip the mouse sees a bat flying over his home, he has a big idea when he grows up, he's going to be a bat! Pip makes himself some cardboard wings, and prepares for take-off. But flying is harder than it looks. This Storytime title is perfect for children who are enthusiastic about what they'll become when they grow up.
Milly and the mermaids, Maudie Smith, Antonia Woodward.
On a visit to the seaside, Milly is desperate to meet a mermaid. She's sure that if she just wishes hard enough, her dream will come true.
My pet book, Bob Staake.
A boy's search for the perfect pet leads him to the bookstore, where he finds a bright red book that becomes his best friend.
Following the tractor, Susan Steggall.
Follow the hard-working tractor on its journey as it ploughs, sows and harvests the fields throughout the course of one year.
I'm my own dog, David Ezra Stein.
Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can't reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it. And the poor little fella follows him home. What can the dog do but get a leash to lead the guy around with? Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion.
Catch that plane!, Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Sylvie Currin Korankova.
Sally Sutton's trademark rhyming text, with funky art by Sylvie Currin Korankova, makes boarding an aeroplane fun in this picture book. Rushing to the airport, what do I see? Plane at the gate, a-ready and a-steady. I hope it's going to wait. We're late as late can be!
Winnie's amazing antics, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Discover what happens when they grow some monster vegetables, when they decide to go into outer space, or when they dive deep beneath the ocean waves. This collection brings together three of Winnie and Wilbur's most exciting picture-book adventures: Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin, Winnie in Space, and Winnie Under the Sea.
The tree house that Jack built, Bonnie Verburg & Mark Teague.
With ladders, swings, turrets, and elaborate pulley systems everywhere animals chase one another over, under, around, and through the tree house that Jack has built. Then the bell rings, and all the animals gather for story time with Jack.
Little puppy lost, Holly Webb, Rebecca Harry.
Harry the puppy is out on his first walk with his owner, Evie, when a bright red ball whizzes past his nose. Off Harry races after it, but when he catches the ball he realises he's lost his collar and Evie! Will he find his way home?
A visit to Dr. Duck, Rosemary Wells.
Best-selling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells applies her rare ability to tell a funny, heartfelt story about a common childhood experience: going to the doctor.
Bluebird, Lindsey Yankey.
The wind is missing! Little Bluebird has never flown without her friend the wind before and is afraid to try. So she sets off an adventure to find it. Is it making wishes with the dandelions? Playing with the kites? Tickling the grass? Dancing with the balloons? She searches everywhere. In the end, she finds more than her favourite friend she finds confidence too!
Penguin and Pumpkin, Salina Yoon.
Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them.

Younger Fiction

Mogie : the heart of the house, Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Marc Rosenthal.
A rambunctious puppy finds a home at the Ronald McDonald House, a place that houses sick children and their families while they undergo treatment.
The Chicken Squad, Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell.
When the squirrel Tail comes barreling into the chicken coop ranting about a round, shiny, green, big, scary thing in the yard, Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar investigate this strange object.
Ophelia Wild, deadly detective, Elena de Roo ; illustrated by Tracy Duncan.
Always up for anything, Ophelia Wild and sidekick, Albert expand their secret service agency to tackle zombies and monsters with some surprise results.
Pearlie goes to Rio, Wendy Harmer ; illustrated by Gypsy Taylor.
Pearlie helps her new friend, Morena the Tijuca Forest fairy, prepare for a giant celebration. But some very naughty birds and a case of mistaken identity could ruin the party completely! Is it Pearlie to the rescue or Pearlie being rescued?
Dixie O'Day and the great diamond robbery, written by Shirley Hughes ; illustrated by Clara Vulliamy.
Dixie O'Day and his best friend Percy are off on holiday, and drive straight into adventure! Peaches Miaow, the fabulous pop star, has her pricelss diamond necklace stolen from the Hotel Splendide in the crime of the century. Can Dixie and Percy track down the sinister figures at the heart of the mystery?
Secret of the silver key, written by Jane O'Connor ; illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.
When Nancy finds an old desk at a tag sale, she soon finds out that someone left behind a key. Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way.
Claude at the beach, Alex T. Smith.
When Claude the dog and his friend, Sir Bobblysock, decide to have a vacation at the beach, Claude rescues a man from a shark, Sir Bobblysock wins a sand sculpting contest, and both go in search of pirate treasure.