New Titles Children’s February 2017 (arrived in January 2017)

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Doggone Christmas, directed by Jim Wynorski.
The CIA discovers a cute orphan dog with telepathic abilities, Washington immediately locks him down and plans on forcing the poor puppy to become a covert secret weapon. But fate steps in and frees the Jack Russell Terrier from government clutches - delivering the cute little friend into the loving arms of two brothers just a week before Christmas.
Full out, directed by Sean Cisterna.
It is the inspiring true story of American Olympic hopeful Ariana Berlin, whose dreams of winning the gold medal in gymnastics came crashing down after she was involved in a life-threatening car accident. Told she would never compete again, Ariana knew she'd have to endure the rough road ahead in order to make a miraculous comeback. Never backing down from a challenge, Ariana's determination and unbreakable spirit will send her soaring once again!
Help! I shrunk the family, directed by Tim Oliehoek.
Life at home is a struggle for nine-year-old Johannes: his mother has recently passed away, his father is preoccupied and his older sister has no time for him. Then one night Johannes discovers Wiplala, a little man with magical powers who lives in the kitchen cupboard. Johannes is thrilled to have a friend all his own - until one of Wipalas spells accidentally shrinks him and his family down to four inches in height! Wracked by self-doubt, the well intentioned Wiplala must figure out a way to return everyone to normal, but first he must learn that there is no greater power than belief in oneself.
Pokemon Jirachi : wish maker, Pokemon USA, Inc.
Only once every thousand years when the Millennium Comet is visible in the night sky does Jirachi awaken from his slumber. And when he awakens this time at a traveling circus, he's got a whole new set of friends by his side; Ash, Pikachu, Max and the whole gang. But soon, they must rescue Jirachi from the clutches of an evil magician and former scientist named Butler who wants to harness Kirachi's incredible energy to bring life to one of the most legendary and powerful Pokemon of all!
Pokemon. Destiny Deoxys : the movie.
High-tech Larousse City is a pretty impressive place to visit-and a pretty impressive place for a Pokemon battle, too! Ash heads straight for their renowned Battle Tower, but things don't turn out too well when his battle partner turns out to be a scared boy named Tory. Because of a frightening childhood incident, Tory is scared of all Pokmon-even cute ones like Pikachu!
Pokemon. Heroes : the movie.
All the action-packed excitement you experienced in the cinema comes home in this dazzling full-length motion picture that introduces Latios and Latias - two brand new Pokemon stars who possess remarkable powers.
Pokemon. Volcanion and the mechanical marvel : the movie.
In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokemon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust-and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it's forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokemon Magearna, created 500 years ago.
Pokemon. 4ever, directed by Kunihiko Yuyama.
All your favourite Pokemon characters are back, and are joined for the first time by the legendary Pokemon Celebi and Suicune, in this latest exciting Pokemon adventure! In order to escape a greedy pokemon hunter, Celebi must use the last of its energy to travel through time to the present day.
Stick Man, directed by Jeroen Jaspaert.
Join Stick man on his incredible journey across the seasons as he runs from a playful dog, gets thrown in a river, escapes from a swan's nest and even ends up on top of a fire. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?
Storks, directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland.
Storks used to deliver babies, they now deliver packages for a global internet store. Junior, top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine which produces an unauthorized baby girl! Desperately Junior must deliver the bundle of joy before his boss finds out. Get ready for this wild revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.
Turkey Hollow, directed by Kirk R. Thatcher.
The story follows a recently divorced dad and his two kids as they travel to celebrate Thanksgiving with their eccentric Aunt Cly in the rustic town of Turkey Hollow. Exploring the mysterious surrounding woods leads the kids to discover the secret of the legendary Howling Hoodoo. When a scheming neighbour threatens to take Aunt Cly's farm, the family enlists surprising new friends to help save the farm, and Thanksgiving.
Peter and Wendy, directed by Diarmuid Lawrence.
This version establishes a dramatic connection with Great Ormond Street, the world famous children's hospital that has become irrevocably associated with Peter Pan.
Pop for tots. Christmas.
Adventure time. Card wars
Get ready to floop out! "Card Wars" is here on this very DVD!! Now you can "floop the pig" whenever you like. Plus, you hold all the cards, because you get to shuffle through a total of 16 Adventure Time episodes. That's a lot of fun with a couple of wild cards like Finn and Jake!
Avengers assemble. New frontiers.
The Avengers decide to expand their charter and protect more than their own world, but the re-emergence of a more powerful Thanos tests their commitment to this new direction. With the Avengers nearly defeated, they discover that they are more than eight heroes.... The Avengers are an ideal!
Avengers assemble. The infinity gauntlet.
The Mad Titan has succeeded, all five Infinity Stones reside within his gauntlet and the most powerful weapon in the universe is under Thanos' control! In a desperate attempt to gain the upper hand the Avengers look to rebuild Arsenal, could the mechanical maniac Ultron prove to be the final piece of the puzzle or an even greater threat than Thanos!?
Hey Duggee. The tinsel badge & other stories.
Duggee is a lovable brown dog who runs The Squirrel Club; a place where children take part in all sorts of exciting activities and earn badges for their accomplishments! In this special Christmas DVD Duggee is wrapping presents to go under the tree. He asks the Squirrels if they want to help decorate the clubhouse for Christmas, course they do! But they don't just want to decorate the clubhouse; they want to decorate EVERYTHING - including Duggee and Enid the cat!.
Justice League unlimited. Season one.
In this action-packed animated series, the World's Greatest Super Heroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, join forces as the Justice League to battle powerful villains, supernatural creatures and evil entities determined to take over the world and destroy the League. Highlights of season two include League founder J'onn J'onzz fighting an android, League members confronting their deepest fears in a dream world, and a race through Las Vegas to deactivate all of The Joker's planted bombs, among other wild adventures.
LEGO Star Wars. The Freemaker adventures. Complete season one.
The adventure begins after the events of The Empire Strikes Back and before Return of the Jedi and follows a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact, the Kyber Saber, his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
Shaun the sheep. Complete series 3.
Shaun, the world's favourite sheep stars in 20 rollicking misadventuers in the complete third series of Shaun the sheep. Shaun and the Flock return, along with Shaun's best mate, the ever faithful Bitzer, the Farmer, and all the Mossy Bottom Farm favourites. In Series 3, watch Shaun take to the skies in a hang glider, gasp as the flock fight against eviction from the barn, marvel at Bitzer's musical talent and chuckle as Shaun is attacked by a duck. Life is never dull on Mossy Bottom Farm!"
Transformers, Robots in disguise. Overloaded.
After the Primes regain the portions of their Sparks they lent Optimus Prime for his battle with Megatronus - Optimus finds himself weaker than anyone expected! The weakened Optimus must learn to contribute in ways other than combat if his team is to bring down the Decepticons, meanwhile Bumblebee decides to divide the remaining Autobots into Home and Away teams to better search for the escaped Cons.
Ultimate Spider-man. Web-warriors. 3, S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy.
S.H.I.E.L.D Academy is in session! Spider-Man joins all of his teammates, both old and new, to live and study full-time in the Triskelion. When Spider-man unknowingly reactivates Armin Zola it's up to him and Iron Spider to stop the World War II villain before he can complete his evil plan! Will Spider-Man be able to save a brainwashed Inhuman Royal Family before they crash Attilan into Manhattan or will Maximus destroy the city...
Ultimate Spider-man. Web-warriors. 4, Contest of champions.
Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H are pawns in a game between the Grandmaster and the Collector in which they must battle all of their greatest foes for the fate of the planet. Its utter chaos as the likes of Spider-Man, Agent Venom, Captain America and She-Hulk do battle with the most fearsome villains in the Marvel Universe, will the Web-Warriors prevail, or will the Grandmaster claim the Earth, once again humiliating his brother the Collector?
We bare bears. Viral video.
Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear are ready to be DVD famous! Come hang out with these bros as they try to fit in and make friends... which can be hard to do when you're a bear. But they've already met Chloe, a young student, internet celebrity Nom-Nom, and Grizz somehow made friends with a giant burrito. These bears always know how to turn a crazy situation into a good time.
Thomas & friends. The Christmas engines.
Thomas and his friends are in holly, jolly Christmas spirits, ready to be Santa's engine helpers! Percy brings holiday fun to Reg at the scrapyard, while Duncan tries to overcome his bah humbug attitude. Thomas clears the snowy tracks so Connor can race passengers home in time for Christmas. James causes confusion and delay helping Duck get unstuck, as an old friend returns to Sodor bringing Percy the perfect gift.
The secrets of Billie Bright, Susie Day.
Billie Bright's family is pretty big, especially for one that's got somebody missing. There's Billie who is eleven and then there are her three big brothers and her Dad. Life is loud but Billie likes it, even without her mum there anymore. But with a new school comes having to make new friends, and at home it feels like all her brothers are keeping secrets. When she decides to do a project on her mum, she ends up finding out all kinds of things she doesn't expect to...
The Wilderness war, Julia Green.
The Wilderness is the perfect place for building dens, making fires and camping out all night. It's the only place where Noah and his friends feel truly free. Then the sign appears 'LAND FOR SALE'. Doesn't anyone care about the wildlife and the trees? The deer who comes at dawn, the baby crow Noah has been feeding, all of the creatures who've made the Wilderness their home? One thing is for sure - Noah and his friends are not giving up on the Wilderness without a fight.
Sparkling solo, Jane Lawes.
It's the summer term at Aurora House, the school where dancing dreams come true. Tash is hugely excited about the end of year performance - she can't wait to dance on a real stage for the first time, and she's desperate to win the solo role of her dreams. But her friend Dani is struggling with stage fright. Can Tash help her to shine onstage?
Binny bewitched, Hilary McKay.
Binny Cornwallis has lost some money. Money that wasn't really hers in the first place. With her best enemy Gareth and her beloved dog Max she turns detective to track it down, but the Cornwallis family are anything but helpful. Little brother James and his friend Dill are having an adventure of their own and big sister Clem is acting very strangely. And on top of all this, Binny suspects their next-door neighbour may be a witch ...
The brilliant world of Tom Gates, Liz Pichon.
Tom Gates, a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire introduces his life including his sister Delia whom he torments mercilessly, his best-friend Derek, Amy Porter, the girl he's desperate to impress, and the problems he has at school.
Creature teacher goes wild, Sam Watkins.
Something's out of control in the classroom! Jake and his class are going to the opening of Wilf's Wild Adventure Theme Park. Things get a bit too wild, though, when Jake's teacher - Mr Hyde - ends up turning into Creature and causing chaos! Jake and his friends will have to find Creature and get him to turn back into Mr Hyde before the truth about their teacher gets out. It's going to be a rollercoaster of an adventure!
A tiger tale, Holly Webb.
Kate's grandfather has died and she's missing him desperately. Her Mum wants Kate to talk about it, but that only makes Kate angry. Granddad has gone and he's never coming back. At least she has her toy tiger, Amos, to keep her company. It was a present from Granddad, and somehow holding him close makes Granddad seem less far away. But she doesn't expect Amos to turn into a real tiger - a big, comforting, friendly tiger who smells of Granddad, and sounds like him too.

Into Reading

How the rhino got his skin, Rudyard Kipling ; retold by Rosie Dickins ; illustrated by John Joven ; reading consultant, Alison Kelly.
The Rhino has lovely skin that fits just right. But what happens when he spies the cake that Man has just made? A special cake with currants and plums in it.
Itty Bitty Kitty. Firehouse fun, Joan Holub ; illustrated by James Burks.
Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty are off to visit the firehouse! Ava's giant cat is usually less than purr-fectly behaved, and this trip is no exception! Will Itty Bitty's nose for trouble make them new friends or make their visit to the firehouse a disaster?
Pete likes Bunny, Emily Arnold McCully.
Pete likes Bunny, the new girl in his class; and despite teasing from classmates, Bunny likes Pete too.


Get coding!, [written by David Whitney ; illustrations, Duncan Beedie].
Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using HTML, CSS and JavaScript in this essential guide to coding for kids. In bite-size chunks learn important real-life coding skills and become a technology star of the future.
101 books to read before you grow up : the must-read book list for kids, [written by Bianca Schulze ; illustrated by Shaw Nielsen].
101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them.
Frightlopedia : an encyclopedia of everything scary, creepy, and spine-chilling, from arachnids to zombies, Julie Winterbottom, with contributions by Rachel Bozek ; illustrated by Stefano Tambellini.
Frightlopedia is the A-Z compedium of thrills and chills. Visit Borneo's Gomantong Caves, where millions of bats, roaches, spiders, and rats coexist in pitch darkness. Understand your monsters, both legendary - Sasquatch, El Chupacabra, the Mongolian Death worm -- and all-too-real, like killer bees, accidentally unleashed by scientists in the 1950s.
Māia rāua ko te ngārara pāwera, nā Julie Burgess-Manning i tuhi ; nā Jenny Cooper ngā pikitia ; nā Kaharau Keogh i whakamāori.
Uses a story format to introduce ways for children to identify and manage anxiety. A worry bug moves in to Maia's house and grows larger and larger as it feeds on the worries and fears of Maia and her family. Will the family find a way to get rid of the bug? Includes notes and exercises for parents.
The barefoot book of children, written by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma ; illustrated by David Dean.
Despite different clothes and homes and languages, we are all more alike.
Usborne growing up for girls, Felicity Brooks ; illustrated by Katie Lovell.
This book prepares girls for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the emotional, psychological and physical changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens.
Fantastically great women who changed the world, Kate Pankhurst.
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in.
Metropolis, Benoit Tardif.
Take a whirlwind trip around the world! Metropolis explores the sights, sounds, and tastes of 34 of the greatest cities on earth.
My mum has breast cancer : a family's cancer journey, story and illustrations by a mum, her son and his Nana [story by Lisa Sewards & Harrison Sewards ; illustrated by Helen Grizinich & Harrison Sewards].
As cancer appears more evident in the community today, young children are becoming more exposed to cancer through either knowing someone they love having the disease, or perhaps a friend or family member. This new publication provides families a guide and opens areas of discussion about cancer, its treatment and the heroes who work in the medical field.
Other-wordly : words both strange and lovely from around the world, Yee-Lum Mak ; illustrated by Kelsey Garrity Riley.
Discover words to surprise, delight and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
Words, Christoph Niemann.
Offers over three hundred words paired with illustrated scenes related to them intended to help young readers puzzle out their meanings and think creatively about language and images.
Me first! : prefixes lead the way, Robin Pulver ; illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed.
A group of prefixes have trouble patiently waiting for Mr. Wright to teach a lesson about them in this introduction to prefixes.
Home lab : exciting experiments for budding scientists, Robert Winston.
Stir up some sticky slime, build a Solar System with rubber bands, power a speed boat using soap, and construct an erupting volcano, all with Home Lab, exciting experiments for budding scientists. Including a foreword by Professor Robert Winston, Home Lab is packed with 28 brilliant projects, using clear step-by-step instructions, everyday ingredients that can be found around the house and amazing photography to guide you from start to finish.
Mind-boggling numbers, Michael J. Rosen ; illustrations by Julia Patton.
This book presents a series of goofy questions that will help kids understand mind-boggling maths.
Circles, David A. Adler ; illustrated by Edward Miller.
The characteristics of circles as well as how to find the radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle are explained and illustrated in this geometry picture book.
Dining with dinosaurs : a tasty guide to mesozoic munching, Hannah Bonner.
Sure you know T-Rex was the meat-eating king and brontosaurus munched on leaves, but what else was on the dino dining menu during the Mesozoic era? Meet the 'vores: carnivores, piscivores, herbivores, insectivores, "trashivores," "sunivores," and omnivores like us.
Dinosaurs : the ultimate guide, [authors, Rupert Matthews, Steve Parker].
A fascinating world of information is made truly accessible with these remarkable guides. Each book is split into five sections, and text is presented as easy-to-read bullet points. Every section includes a clear acetate sheet feature, which delves deeper into a key area through stunning cutaway visuals and detailed labels. The addition of two colour wall posters make these guides the perfect knowledge package.
Illuminature, Carnovsky ; written by Rachel Williams.
Explore ten of the world's most diverse environments and reveal their hidden secrets with a magic coloured lens that illuminates each page in a kaleidoscope of colour. Discover the dark and mysterious creatures of the night, whose super-sensory powers allow them to live and survive in the shadows, then switch the lens to step into daylight, where the heat of the sun supercharges the secret lives of creatures big and small.
Creatures close up, Gillian Watts ; photographs by Philippe Martin.
This stunning book looks at nature using a revolutionary method of extreme close-up photography.
My encyclopedia of insects and bugs, Antoine Brin, Lionel Valladares.
From the creepiest crawliest spider to the most stunning butterfly, My Encyclopedia of Insects and Bugs offers insight into the world of the tiny creatures that surrounds us. Kids will also meet the people whose livelihoodsand livesdepend upon the insect world.
Weird butterflies & moths, text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent.
There are more than 200,000 species of butterflies and moths. Many, in fact, are still uncategorized. This fascinating book reveals a rare and close up look at the odd beauty and behaviour of some of the strangest of these tiny creatures.
The book of bees, Piotr Socha ; text by Wojciech Grajkowski.
How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight.
Penguins! : the world's coolest birds, text and photography, Wayne Lynch.
Renowned photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch has a passion and fascination for the members of the penguin family. A self-described 'penguin addict', he has logged more than 130,000 miles to sit among hundreds, sometimes even thousands of penguins on the far-flung beaches of the Galapagos Islands, Chile, Antarctica and New Zealand.
The polar bear, Jenni Desmond.
Polar bears are enormous, wild, beautiful creatures. Inhabitants of the Arctic, they live in an alien world of freezing temperatures, snow, and ice.
Big dogs, little dogs : a visual guide to the world's dogs, Jim Medway.
A charming and original colour illustrated book showing over 250 dog breeds from around the world fantastic and fun dog book identifier that can be used by all the family.
Grow! Raise! Catch! : how we get our food, Shelley Rotner.
Discusses the people who grow the produce, raise the farm animals, and catch the fish that the rest of the world eats.
Splat! : the most exciting artists of all time, Mary Richards.
Splat! traces art history through its key turning points and helps to map important art movements from the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art. At the beginning, a spread explores how early peoples represented animals and everyday life. Then brief sections explore the stories of particular artists who helped to make important artistic innovations.
Art workshop for children : how to foster original thinking with more than 25 process art experiences, Barbara Rucci ; essays by Betsy McKenna.
Art Workshop for Children cultivates creativity and encourages deep thinking by encouraging a unique child-led approach to art projects.
Christmas, Robyn Hardyman.
This book explores the festival of Christmas and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun!
A celebration of Beatrix Potter : art and letters by more than 30 of today's favorite children's book illustrators.
2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter! With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself as one of the most cherished and influential author/illustrators of children's literature.
10 minute Christmas crafts, Annalees Lim.
Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The projects are explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
10 minute Easter crafts, Annalees Lim.
Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The projects are explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
See play do : a kid's handbook for everyday creative fun. volume 1, created by Louise Cuckow.
See play do includes ideas for inside and outside play, and activities for morning, noon
J.K. Rowling's wizarding world movie magic. Volume 1, Extraordinary people and fascinating places, Jody Revenson.
Featuring all eight Harry Potter movies and the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this magical book is an insider's guide to the films from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World for young fans.
Look & find nature, Thierry Laval.
Introduces the reader to nature.
Look & find oceans, Thierry Laval, Francois Sarano, Stephane Durand.
Introduces the reader to oceans.
Look & find transportation, Thierry Laval.
Introduces the reader to modes of transportation.
Look & find your world, Thierry Laval.
Readers can take an imaginary journey to the mountains, the sea, outer space, and more in this colorful collection of look-and-find illustrations. Do you see a goat inside a tent? A mermaid investigating a shipwreck? An alien driving a UFO?
Pokemon visual companion, Simcha Whitehill [and 3 others].
This updated and expanded volume puts the Pokemon world at your fingertips with amazing artwork, fascinating facts, and comical anecdotes. It is the definite reference for every Pokemon fan!
How to write your best story ever!, written by Christopher Edge ; illustrated by Nathan Reed.
Presents instructions for writing fictional stories, including tips on creating characters, crafting plot ideas, and utilizing imagination.
Writing with Rosie : you can write a story too, Patricia Reilly Giff.
In a humorous and entertaining guide, two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff breaks down the process of writing fiction into steps, all while trying to cope with the constant distractions from her exuberant seventy-pound golden retriever puppy, Rosie.
Emily Dickinson : poetry for kids, illustrated by Christine Davenier ; edited by Susan Snively.
An illustrated introduction to the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Shakespeare : investigate the bard's influence on today's world, Andi Diehn ; illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh.
Explores the language and themes of Shakespeare's plays and examines the playwright's reach in today's books, music, and movies.
My very first our world book, [illustrated by Lee Cosgrove ; written by Matthew Oldham ; designed by Jodie Smith & Alice Reese].
An informative picture book that introduces geography and more to young children. Learn about buzzing world under the ground, dusty deserts and running rives across the world. Packed with fascinating facts in a friendly and approachable way.
Charles Darwin's around-the-world adventure, Jennifer Thermes.
In 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his first voyage. Though he was a scientist by profession, he was an explorer at heart. While journeying around South America for the first time aboard a ninety-foot-long ship named the Beagle, Charles collected insects, dug up bones, galloped with gauchos, encountered volcanoes and earthquakes, and even ate armadillo for breakfast! The discoveries he made during this adventure would later inspire ideas that changed how we see the world.
Francis Drake and the Sea Rovers of the Spanish Main, John Malam.
Jump on board and learn about the swashbuckling adventures of Francis Drake and the other pirates of the Spanish Main. You'll discover the most dangerous raids on the high seas, as well as the trickery and treachery of many a scoundrel.
A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day, Andrea Davis Pinkney ; pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson.
The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one.
The book of heroines : tales of history's gutsiest gals, Stephanie Warren Drimmer.
Everybody needs a role model! Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday women who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous women hiked up their pants and petticoats and charged full-speed ahead to prove girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher. Complete with amazing images and a fun design, this is the book that every kid with a goal, hope, or dream will want to own.

Older Fiction

Flying lessons & other stories, Ellen Oh.
From basketball dreams and family fiascos to first crushes and new neighbourhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.
The crown of fire, Tony Abbott ; illustrations by Bill Perkins & Max Perkins.
When the guardians of the Copernicus legacy are targeted for assassination by the evil Galina Krause, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca must find the remaining relics to defeat their enemies.
Counting Thyme, Melanie Conklin.
Thyme Owens moves across the country with her family so her younger brother can take part in a promising cancer drug trial, and though all she wants is for him to get better, adjusting to life in Manhattan is anything but easy.
Hatched, Bruce Coville ; illustrations by Paul Kidby.
Gerald the griffin isn't brave enough or fierce enough to fit in with the other griffins of the Enchanted Realm. When he runs away to the human world, he finds himself up to his beak in trouble, friendship, and fun!
Nothing but trouble, Jacqueline Davies.
Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie's big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it's hard for Maggie to imagine a change.
Alistair Grim's odd aquaticum, Gregory Funaro ; illustrations by Vivienne To.
With evil Prince Nightshade hot on their trail, Alastair Grim and his apprentice Grubb and the rest of the crew of the unique mechanical/magical apparatus known as the Odditorium embark on a perilous underwater adventure to the otherworldly realm of Avalon, to find the legendary sword Excalibur, the only weapon capable of penetrating the prince's magical suit of armour.
The diamond horse, Stacy Gregg.
Anna Orlov might be the luckiest girl in the world. She is the daughter of a Russian Count and lives in a snowbound palace that is the home to a menagerie of wonderful animals; tigers, wolfhounds, and - of course - horses.
Mission Dragon, Bear Grylls.
Beck and Ju-Long are shipwrecked in the South China Sea. Once again the pair find themselves fighting for survival, this time supporting their injured friend, Jian. Washed ashore on an unforgiving archipelago, they must find food, water and shelter before night falls on the deserted island.
Mission Jaguar, Bear Grylls.
Beck is in Guatemala, a land of ancient civilisations, facing a very modern challenge. Beck finally has the information needed to help him track down his long-lost sister, Dian, but his survival skills will be tested to the extreme as he attempts to find her home in a remote corner of the Guatemalan jungle. With the help of his friend James, Beck must navigate underwater caves, sheer falls, and jaguars lurking in the darkness. But does Dian even want to be found?
Mission Raptor, Bear Grylls.
Beck is 200km north of the Arctic Circle and a harsh Swedish winter is closing in. He is enjoying a break from adventure, working with environmental action group Green Force until a chance encounter with an old family acquaintance changes everything.
Mission Typhoon, Bear Grylls.
Guiding an expedition of teenagers through the treacherous jungles of Guangxi province should be a walk in the park for Beck Granger.
The girl who saved Christmas, Matt Haig with illustrations by Chris Mould.
It is Christmas Eve 1842 and all is not well. Goodwill is decidedly lacking from Victorian London. Father Christmas's magic powers are fading. And one very special girl has gone missing. Kindness might just win. Magic might just triumph. Christmas might just be saved.
Race the night, Kirsten Hubbard.
Eider might be living at the end of the world, but that won't stop her from searching for the things that could make it all begin again--especially after Teacher announces a mysterious new type of lessons that turn her life upside down.
The infinity year of Avalon James, Dana Middleton.
Facing bullying at home and her family being torn apart, Avalon anxiously waits with her best friend, Atticus, for the magical power they are supposed to inherit between their tenth and eleventh birthdays.
Silver brumby echoing, Elyne Mitchell.
The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition and Silver Brumby Kingdom contain the first eight titles in the Silver Brumby series. This third volume contains the final five titles: Dancing Brumby, Brumbies of the Night, Dancing Brumby's Rainbow, The Thousandth Brumby, Wild Echoes Ringing. Silver Brumby Echoing completes the much-loved Silver Brumby series.
Silver brumby kingdom, Elyne Mitchell.
Following on from the success of The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition, this bind-up contains the next four titles in the Silver Brumby series Moon Filly, Silver Brumby Whirlwind, Son of the Whirlwind and Silver Brumby, Silver Dingo and continues the story of Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, king of the brumbies.
The silver brumby, Elyne Mitchell.
To many people the name Elyne Mitchell is synonymous with The Silver Brumby, the timeless classic that has captivated the hearts and imaginations of young readers since it was first published in 1958.
Showing off, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins.
The Dunwiddle Magic School (fifth to eighth grade) is intended for children whose magic is "upside-down" like Dory (who turns into a combination of a kitten and dragon) and Pepper (whose uncontrollable "fiercing" terrifies everyone around her)--so the Show Off, where fifth grade students are supposed to showcase their skills, does not really seem like a good idea.
Sugar and spice, Sarah Mlynowski.
In this trip through the magic mirror, Abby and Jonah find themselves in the tale of Hansel and Gretel, where they have to deal with the witch and hope the portal will open so they can get home.
Five days of famous, Alyson Noel.
Relates the adventures of eighth-grader Nick Dashaway, whose Christmas request does not go according to plan.
Word of mouse, James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Joe Sutphin.
What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen!
Silo and the Rebel Raiders, V. Peyton.
A ten-year-old boy who can see the future is recruited by the Capitol to help keep the people safe.
You can't hide, Dan Poblocki.
Poppy, Marcus, Dash, Dylan, and Azumi are all trapped within Shadow House, a sinister estate where past and present intertwine. As they fight to find a way out, the kids think the ghosts of the house are the greatest danger they face.
Threads, Ami Polonsky.
An American girl finds a note written by a Chinese girl forced to work in a factory in Beijing.
The secret of the shadow bandit, Linda Joy Singleton.
The Spy Club explores Kelsey's new house, finding an abandoned tree house, a wad of cash, a missing heirloom, and a mysterious creature roaming the grounds.
The warden's daughter, Jerry Spinelli.
Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.
Finding perfect, Elly Swartz.
With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it.
The Dragon's Gate, Barry Wolverton.
A magical white jade stone and a map inscribed in bone that may be the key to an even greater mystery--this is the treasure Bren and Mouse have found buried on the Vanishing Island. Mouse is determined to follow the map to a place called the Dragon's Gate, convinced it will explain who she really is and the powers she possesses.

Picture Books

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Idaho babies!
In Idaho Babies! toddlers will meet 13 loveable baby animals, including a frisky black bear, bristly porcupines, a sweet mountain goat kid, a funny badger, a cute bobcat kitten, and a furry little wolf pup. Charming rhymes accompany 13 colorful and engaging photographs by some of the best wildlife photographers in the region. "Idaho Babies!" is the perfect learning tool for parents to teach their young children about animals in Idaho.
Montana babies!
Montana Babies! is a fun, irresistable way for children to learn about the adorable baby animals found in Montana. Charming rhyming text accompanies fun color photographs of Montana's cutest wild babies and their playful antics. Toddles will pick this book up again and again.
Utah babies!
Utah Babies! is a fun, irresistible way for children to learn about the adorable baby animals found in Utah. Charming rhyming text accompanies fun colour photographs of Utah's cutest wild babies and their playful antics. Toddles will pick this book up again and again.
Who sank the boat? and other stories : a Pamela Allen treasury, Pamela Allen.
Gather the children together and be captivated by this collection of classic stories by award-winning writer and illustrator Pamela Allen. Between these covers you will meet playful characters facing all sorts of situations.
Rhino rumpus, Victoria Allenby ; illustrated by Tara Anderson.
Three rhino siblings squabble and spat their way through their bedtime routine. When they realize how tired their bickering has made Mama Rhino, the three find common ground in giving her a sweet surprise.
Thank you, Mr Panda, Steve Antony.
Mr Panda is happy to help his friends prepare for a special surprise - IF they remember to say thank you! Mr Panda and friends are back for a third hilarious story about the importance of good manners!
Margo thinks twice, written and illustrated by Monica Arnaldo.
Margo is an imaginative, adventurous little girl who has just one problem worry has found its way into her life. She sometimes feels nervous and uncomfortable, especially inside the wild world her imagination creates. Whenever her mom gives instructions, Margo's mind turns the everyday advice into worst-case scenarios. Luckily, Margo's mom comes up with an idea to ease her daughter's anxieties and encourage her inventive spirit in a positive way.
Chicken story time, Sandy Asher ; illustrated by Mark Fearing.
Storytime in the library becomes increasingly chaotic as first one chicken then a whole flock joins in and the librarian must come up with a creative solution so that everyone can enjoy the story.
A dot in the snow, Corrinne Averiss, Fiona Woodcock.
A little polar bear, Miki, wanders away while his mother is diving for fish. He sees a dot in the snow and rushes towards it. Readers discover that the dot is a little girl. But Miki has never seen a human before and the little girl has never seen a polar bear.
Baby's very first slide and see dinosaurs, [illustrated by Stella Baggott].
Board book about dinosaurs for very young children with bright pictures and interactive sliders.
Don't wake the tiger!, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros.
A series of animal books for young readers that combines simple storytelling with venetian movements, which have the magical effect of changing faces and expressions on animal faces when the reader turns each page. Magical paper technology meets playful storytelling in this lovely series that's sure to captivate younger children.
The magic word, written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Elise Parsley.
Paxton discovers that by saying the word "alakazoomba," he can magically get whatever he pleases.
Miss Bunny's shapes : a fun lift-the-flap book, Becky Baur.
Miss Bunny is having a party, and you're invited! Explore new shapes in this bright and fun board book, and enjoy the celebrations! Gorgeous animal characters in beautiful colours and bold, cool designs. Explore and identify key shapes in this stylish book from a standout new artist.
Mr Monkey's numbers : a fun lift-the-flap book, Becky Baur.
Who has been eating all the food? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 cheeky monkeys! A fun and bright rhyming board book to help you practise numbers! Gorgeous animal characters in beautiful colours and bold, cool designs. Learn your first numbers in this stylish board book from a standout new artist.
I'm a firefighter, Brian Biggs.
Welcome to Tinyville Town, where everyone has a job to do. In this book, we see what it's like in a day in the life of a firefighter.
I'm a veterinarian, Brian Biggs.
Welcome to Tinyville Town, where everyone has a job to do. In this book, we see what it's like in a day in the life of a veterinarian.
Tinyville Town gets to work!, Brian Biggs.
When there is a traffic jam on the Tinyville Town bridge, the residents decide to work together to build a new one.
Littleland. All year round, Marion Billet.
Whether it's spring, summer, autumn or winter, it's always busy in Littleland!
Origami heart, written and illustrated by Binny.
Kabuki is a lovely neat rabbit boy who likes everything to be just so, from his bow tie to his snow pea tea. But one thing is missing from Kabuki's perfect life: someone to share it with. He must find a way to make a friend in the big, bustling city.
Who can jump?, Sebastien Braun.
A lift-the-flap book featuring partially hidden illustrations of animals that can jump. A guessing game providing hours of fun for babies.
Gingerbread Christmas, Jan Brett.
Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti, take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit--until the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling the time to run away.
The Hackney martian, written by Paul Brown ; illustrated by Rowena Blyth.
When Max the Martian crash lands on planet Earth, he befriends football-loving Sam who promises to help him get back home. The pair set out on an exciting journey through the sewers under the old streets to the Tower of London, to find the one special ingredient that will power the little Martian's spacecraft and return his friend home diamonds!
The house that flew away, Davide Cali, Catarina Sobral.
Getting home after a long day's work to find your house flying off now there's an upsetting situation. What can you do? Who should you ask for help?
When an elephant falls in love, Davide Cali, Alice Lotti.
When an elephant falls in love, he does many foolish things, and never tells her how he feels until one day the doorbell
Look up!, Jung Jin-Ho ; [English translation by My Hyun Kim].
When a girl in a wheelchair calls to people far below to look up and see her, one finds a way to brighten her day.
The mouse that cancelled Christmas, Madeleine Cook & Samara Hardy.
After a traumatic bauble-related incident when he was a baby, Mouse has decided that getting in the festive spirit is far too dangerous from sharp pine needles on the Christmas tree, to paper cuts from wrapping paper, to sneeze-inducing clouds of icing sugar for decorating the gingerbread biscuits.
Hooray for fish!, Lucy Cousins.
"This book is vivid and exuberant, each page a beautiful composition. Hooray for Lucy Cousins!" The Sunday Times "Lucy Cousins offers a resounding cheer for all kinds of imaginary fish as she represents them in their glorious day-glo colours." The Guardian".
Click, clack, surprise!, Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
Little Duck learns how to celebrate his birthday with a little help from all the other animals on the farm in this charming picture book from the award-winning duo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
The crayons' book of colours, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers.
It's Duncan's birthday, and the crayons all want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of fire engines, dragons, even wheat, the creative crayons each have something special to contribute. But when they come together, they can create a truly spectactular celebration!
The crayons' book of numbers, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers.
Poor Duncan! His favourite colours have gone missing. Can you help find them for him and count along the way?
Fuzzy, furry hat, Etienne Delessert ; designed by Rita Marshall.
A lonely bear who lives in a magical tree provides shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry hat as they all withstand a deluge and become forever friends.
He kānehe, he mānatunatu, nā Sarina Dickson i tuhi ; nā Jenny Cooper ngā pikitia ; nā Kaharau Keogh i whakamāori.
Uses a story format to introduce ways for children to identify and manage anxiety. Dan is anxious and always listening for the sounds of danger. Sometimes he's listening so hard he can't hear the people around him. One day Dan discovers a special place where he can recycle his worries and let them go. Includes notes for teachers.
Dog's farmyard friends : a touch and tickle book, Emma Dodd.
Dog is on the farmyard! First he runs and skips across the green fields to play with the sheep and the lambs.
Chirri & Chirra, Kaya Doi ; translated from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko.
Two young girls take a bicycle ride through the forest where they find a cafe to have tea and coffee, a bakery to enjoy a snack, and a hotel where they join in a concert with forest animals.
Peek-a-book, written by Malachy Doyle ; illustrated by Rowan Martin.
For a long, long time, everyone has known that dogs and cats don't get along. One little cat knows this very well. So she runs. And one playful dog chases her. Though a fairy tale where Cat eats a little bear's porridge. Through a storybook where Dog looks for Cat in a group of EIGHT dwarves... But what will happen when Dog finally catches up?
Boy + Bot, Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.
A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.
How to track a truck, Jason Carter Eaton ; illustrated by John Rocco.
Want a pet truck? Rumble up to this guidebook offering everything you need to know. Bone up on habitat: monster trucks like abandoned parking lots; moving trucks live in busy neighborhoods; ice-cream trucks and snowplows migrate in the winter.
Knick knack paddy whack, illustrated by Christiane Engel ; sung by SteveSongs.
Adapted from the traditional folk song, this version features a parade of children from different cultures, each of them playing a different musical instrument.
The little red hen, written by Mary Finch ; illustrated by Kate Slater ; narrated by Debra Messing.
The little red hen finds none of the lazy barnyard animals willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it. Includes recipe for whole wheat bread.
You are not a cat!, Sharon G. Flake ; illustrated by Anna Raff.
Cat thinks Duck should stop meowing and start acting like a duck, but Duck doesn't want to be limited to acting like just one
5 little ducks, Denise Fleming.
Featuring a flock of oh-so-adorable fuzzy ducklings, this delightfully fresh take on the classic Five Little Ducks nursery rhyme emphasizes numbers and the days of the week and these lucky ducklings are doted on by a loving Papa Duck as well as the traditional Mama.
Introducing the bossier baby as herself!, Marla Frazee.
Boss Baby used to be in charge of his family, but that was before he got an even bossier baby sister.
The sisters Saint-Claire, Carlie Gibson & Tamsin Ainslie.
This is the tale of the sisters Saint-Claire. Who lived with their parents Odette and Pierre, Harriet, Violet, Beatrice, Minette and little Cecile, we must not forget! A delightful rhyming tale about five fabulous French mice who love food, fashion and family, and a story about how greatness can come in any size.
Somewhere else, Gus Gordon.
George has no interest in exploring the world. He's far too busy at home baking fine pastries. Or so he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But when his friend Pascal digs a little deeper, the real reason George won't leave home is finally revealed.
Animal babies in the meadow!, Julia Groves.
What's a baby hare called? Or a baby sheep? In this collection of meadow creatures and their young, Julia Grove's distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.
Animal babies on the mountain!, Julia Groves.
What's a baby goat called? Or a baby panda? In this collection of mountain creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.
Walking through the jungle, illustrated by Debbie Harter ; sung by Fred Penner.
A young explorer discovers the different animals and terrains of the world before making it home, safe and sound, for supper.
Dave's Christmas cracker, written by Sue Hendra ; illustrated by Lee Wildish.
Dave loves Christmas. There are friends, decorations, presents and, best of all, there is an enormous Christmas meal, including lots of Brussels sprouts! Rumble, rumble goes Dave's tummy. Christmas is going to be explosive!
Frog and Beaver, Simon James.
A charming ecological fable of community and friendship from award-winning author-illustrator Simon James. Frog and his friends all live happily together on the river. At least they do until Beaver comes along. Beaver is determined to build the biggest and best dam that anyone has ever seen, but it's so big that it stops all the water and Frog and his friends are forced to move.
Elk babies!, [photography by Donald M. Jones].
From funny faces to adorable sleepy babies, sweet spotted elk calves star in Farcountry Press' new baby board book, Elk Babies! Featuring 13 colourful images from respected wildlife photographer Donald M. Jones, Elk Babies! is an engaging learning tool for any toddler. Catchy rhymes complement Jones' fun images of elk youngsters running, playing, swimming, hugging, and more. It is sure to be a new bedtime favourite.
Love matters most, Mij Kelly & Gerry Turley.
A polar bear searches for something very important in a snowy, winter landscape.
Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors, Hena Khan ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.
With illustrations and informative text, this book captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, readers will learn about a different colour of the Muslim world on each spread with a young Muslim girl and her family as a guide.
Good morning, city, story by Pat Kiernan ; pictures by Pascal Campion.
A picture book about how the different inhabitants of a city wake up and start their day, from the popular NY1 morning news anchor, Pat Kiernan.
Ollie's Christmas reindeer, Nicola Killen.
When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a little girl?s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. Setting off on a magical adventure together it soon becomes a Christmas never to forget.
Let me finish!, Minh La ; illustrated by Isabel Roxas.
When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do. And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all.
Lucky Lazlo, Steve Light.
Lazlo chooses a red rose and ventures to the theater to present it to the performer he cherishes, only to have the rose grabbed by a mischievous cat who races around backstage, past actors dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland.
Trains go, Steve Light.
Trains grumble, roar, and squeak their way through this board book.
Kittens, [text, Carrie Love].
From a playful kitten that's trying to catch a mouse to a lovely little kitten with a furry tummy to tickle you can introduce your baby to kittens with touch and feel
Puppies, [text, Carrie Love].
From a big puppy with furry ears to sleepy puppies with fluffy tummies to rub you can introduce your baby to puppies with these touch and feel
ABZzz : a bedtime alphabet, Isabel Martins, Yara Kono.
This ABC has special power. It will make you fall asleep. Fast asleep. It never fails. Look! Even the title of the book has fallen asleep, ABZzz.
The world in a second, Isabel Martins, Bernardo P. Carvalho ; translated from the Portuguese by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.
Inspired by the question 'What are they doing right at this moment on the other side of the world?,' this book focuses on natural and human events happening all over the world in the same second.
Elmer's special day, David McKee.
It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants, and they have begun their preparations already. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise, and upsetting the other animals.
Pug Man's 3 wishes, text and illustrations by Sebastian Meschenmoser ; [translated by David Henry Wilson].
Grumpy Mr. Pug is having a terrible day. But when he's offered 3 wishes by an overly eager fairy, what he wishes for is very surprising.
Snow bear, Tony Mitton, Alison Brown.
Tired, cold, and lonely, little Snow Bear trudges through the woods seeking shelter and finally finds it in a house where a lonely young girl is wishing for a friend.
The bear who couldn't sleep, Caroline Nastro ; illustrated by Vanya Nastanlieva.
When Bear can't sleep, he goes on an adventure and discovers the wonders of New York City a parade, Central Park, hot dogs, and more! But when he finally gets tired and looks for a place to rest, he learns why it's called the city that never sleeps. What's a bear to do?
A is for Aotearoa : a lift-the-flap New Zealand treasure hunt, Diane Newcombe & Melissa Anderson Scott.
Discover Aotearoa in this fun lift-the-flap New Zealand treasure hunt from A to Z. Join Girl and Bird on an adventure around New Zealand, and help them follow the clues for where they will go to next. Our story starts with a bottle containing a secret message, washed up on a beach. The bottle begins a trail of clues, and children lift the flap to reveal the clue that takes them on an alphabet journey all over New Zealand. Included is a glossary with interesting facts about each location.
Making up : a Maudie & Bear story, Jan Ormerod & Freya Blackwood.
Meet Maudie, a plucky young girl, and her friend Bear, a gentle giant with a heart of gold. In Making Up Bear has to earn Maudie's forgiveness after unintentionally hurting her feelings.
Dog on a digger : the tricky incident, Kate Prendergast.
Dog is helping his master on the building site when his little friend goes missing. Plucky Dog takes charge and cleverly brings the digger to the rescue.
The little zebra who learnt his colours, Jedda Robaard.
Little Zebra is having a brilliant day in the garden. Can you help him find the colours to paint a picture?
Everybunny dance!, Ellie Sandall.
Did you know that bunnies love to dance? Did you know they love to sing and play the flute? There's a lot they get up to when nobody's watching! But while they're having fun, they don't notice that someone is creeping nearer. Does he mean trouble? Or does he just want to play?
Squirrels leap, squirrels sleep, April Pulley Sayre ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
Squirrels wrestle, climb, and sleep in a celebration of these fascinating animals.
Funny Valentine, based on the creation of Rob Scotton ; [illustrations by Joe Merkel].
Lift the flaps to find out what special gifts Splat the Cat and his friends have given to Mrs. Wimpydimple on Valentine's Day.
I love you, [written by Dawn Sirrett].
Baby Touch and Feel I Love You is a fun DK baby book that helps little ones learn new words. With touchy-feely pictures and word labels, it makes an ideal baby gift. Baby Touch and Feel I Love You contains stunning photos with foil or textured areas that expand your baby's senses, while the simple visuals and labels promote language skills.
Wings!, Paul Stewart ; illustrated by Jane Porter.
The Grand Gathering of the Birds culminates in a flight to the top of the tree and Penguin is left all on his own once again.
Ten terrible dinosaurs, Paul Stickland.
A group of rollicking dinosaurs counts down from ten to one as it introduces subtraction to the reader.
I used to be a fish, Tom Sullivan.
A boy is inspired by a pet fish and fueled by imagination to tell a whimsical version of his own life story, which mirrors the process of human
Winnie and Wilbur meet Santa, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.
When Winnie and Wilbur write their letters to Santa they never imagine that they are actually going to meet him on Christmas Eve! After the crisis of Santa getting stuck in their chimney, Winnie and Wilbur join him on his sleigh in a desperate race against time to make sure children everywhere wake up to stockings filled with presents on Christmas morning. What a magical memorable night!
The Nian monster, Andrea Wang ; pictures by Alina Chau.
The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with young Xingling! But Xingling is clever and thinks quickly to outwit him with Chinese New Year traditions.
Won Ton and Chopstick : a cat and dog tale told in haiku, Lee Wardlaw ; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
Won Ton and his boy are enjoying a fine life until "Doom" a dog that's smelly and steals his dinner arrives, but soon the disgruntled cat learns that his new family member might have some good points, too.
Ranger the Kaimanawa stallion, written by Kelly Watson ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.
The true story of a wild Kaimanawa stallion who became a star performer and favourite horse of the Wilson sisters. Ranger is a wild horse living in the rolling Kaimanawa Ranges of New Zealand. The lead stallion of a large herd, he protects his mares and foals from danger and takes them to safe places to graze among the tussock. One wintery day, Ranger hears the sound of a helicopter approaching.
The Christmas boot, Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
Hannah Greyweather's life is changed when she finds a magic wish-granting boot in the forest outside her
Home at last, Raschka & Williams.
After Lester is adopted from his foster home by Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich, he can't fall asleep in his new bed. What will it take to make Lester feel home at last?
Bear wants more, Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman.
When spring comes, Bear wakes up after hibernating. He is very hungry and is treated to great food by his
Big Bear, small Mouse, Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman.
A big bear and a small mouse discover all of the opposites between their animal friends.
A most mysterious mouse, Giovanna Zoboli, Lisa D'Andrea ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.
A cat has promised himself that by the age of eighteen, he will have imagined one million mice! Every stripe of mouse is imagined here, except for one the missing, most remarkable mouse!

World Languages

Mao rong rong, (Ri) Cunshang Chunshu zhu ; Anxi Shuiwan hui ; Chen Wenjuan yi.
Die schnsten Erstlesegeschichten fr starke Madchen
Mein Freund, der Delfin, Tino ; mit Bildern von Eva Czerwenka.
Meine beste Freundin, Tino ; mit Bildern von Silke Voigt.
Zauberhafte Geschichten fr Erstleser : Ponys, Feen und Prinzessinnen, THiLO, Vanessa Walder, Cornelia Neudert ; mit Bildern von Lila L. Leiber, betina Gotzen-Beek unf Julia
Halmni hyuga, An Yang
Musn soriji, Chang Chun
Paran punsu, Choe Kyng
P'yojip'an ai, Chan Kyang
Mianhago komapko sarang hae, Kim Yang-jin
Amma, Kim Yun
Isang han, Paek

Younger Fiction

Enigma : a magical mystery, Graeme Base.
When Bertie the badger visits his grandfather at a retirement home for magicians, he learns that his grandfather's rabbit, Enigma, has disappeared along with everyone's magical things, and the reader is invited to help break a code to find the items hidden throughout the book. Includes a built-in decoder.
Madam Spry and Mr Mustard, Joy Cowley ; [illustrations by Gaston Vanzet].
Violet Spry, the very sly spy, and her faithful dog Hugo face their biggest challenge yet. Will they be able to foil the plans of Mr Mustard, the master illusionist turned bully?
Madam Spry and the blue diamond, Joy Cowley ; [illustrations by Gaston Vanzet].
Violet Spry, the very sly spy, and her faithful dog Hugo investigate the mystery of the movie star's missing blue diamond.
Night of the toddlers, written by Tommy Donbavand ; illustrated by Fran and David Brylewski.
So, your parents have been turned into toddlers by a cranky scientist called Professor Troppy. She invented 'Born Again' cream, which promised to keep people young (they just didn't realise HOW young). What are you going to do? Phone the police - they're toddlers. Call the army - they're toddlers. Even the Royal Family are toddlers! This is exactly what happened to Bobby and Gail, two utterly unloved kids out to save the day.
Viking kong, written by Tommy Donbavand ; illustrated by Leo Trinidad.
What do you get when you cross a monster Viking baby who won't stop growing, two kids, a Viking clan and a very big stinky nappy? This book of course! Hold on to your nose as Erik and Freya battle to keep Olf under control, feed him and stop him crying (because he floods the village)
Bunjitsu Bunny jumps to the moon, written and illustrated by John Himmelman.
Follows Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her class, as she makes friends, and faces her fears.
Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book, Will Mabbitt ; illustrated by Ross Collins.
Mabel Jones and her pirate crewmates race an elusive creature known as Von Klaar to find the Doomsday Book, a guidebook used to wipe out humanity.
The giant's necklace, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Briony May Smith.
It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days weeks of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined it would be the longest necklace she had ever made; that it would be fit for a giant!
The Borrowers, Mary Norton ; illustrations by Diana Stanley ; foreword by Leonard S. Marcus.
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock. Includes a letter and a sketch of Homily and Arrietty by the author.
Pablo finds a treasure, Andre Poulin, Isabelle Malenfant.
Pablo and his sister spend every day at "Treasure Mountain," the local dump. There, they rummage through the mounds of garbage looking for items that their mother can sell in order to provide food for the family. Occasionally, they find a "real" treasure like some still-edible food, or a picture book, which Pablo delights in, even though he can't read.
Lines, squiggles, letters, words, Ruth Rocha ; illustrated by Madalena Matoso ; translated from the Portuguese by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.
A child who has not yet learned how to read looks out at the world and sees language as such a child would: as lines and squiggles that don't exactly make pictures but don't seem to make anything else either. Then, when the child starts to go to school and begins to learn his letters, his way of seeing begins to change.
Why dogs have wet noses, Kenneth Steven, Torseter.
Told with dry humour, this is a secular story of how, not long after the world began, it started to rain, and it was the kind of rain that pounds down and never stops. Wise as he was, a man named Noah decided to build a lifeboat, and he set about gathering as many kinds of creatures as he could think of.
Teddy & Co., Cynthia Voigt ; illustrations by Paola Zakimi.
A group of lost toys live on an island, and their community must adapt as new toys come and go.
Spark, Adam Wallace, Andrew Plant.
I began as a tiny spark in the dry grass. All I wanted was a friend. I found one in the wind, who helped me grow, who helped me fly! In the end, though, was the wind really my friend at all?
I am a story, Dan Yaccarino.
From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It's always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story.