New Titles Children’s January 2018 (arrived in December 2017)

Audio Visual

Hope dances, written and directed by Andrew Dillon.
A talented young ballet dancer and also a star athlete has always been able to enjoy the best of both worlds. When she and her best friend have the opportunity to audition for the famous director of the Nutcracker, she's forced to choose between her mother's dream of her becoming a prima ballerina and her father's ambitions of her becoming an Olympic athlete. Upset at potentially disappointing one of her parents and confused about her choice, Hope turns to a famous ballerina for guidance.
Cars. 3, directed by Brian Fee.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!
Mariah Carey's all I want for Christmas is you, directed by Guy Vasilovich.
A puppy is all a little girl wants as a Christmas present, but she must first dog-sit her uncle's dog who causes nothing but trouble. When Little Mariah sees a darling little puppy named "Princess" at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle's dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family's perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn't exactly the Christmas she wished for –it was more than she ever wanted.
Ozzy, directed by Alberto Rodriguez.
Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when the Martins leave on a long and distant trip. There's only one problem: no dogs allowed! Unable to bring their beloved Ozzy along for the ride, they settle on the next best thing, a top-of-the-line canine spa called Blue Creek.
Rock dog, directed by Ash Brannon.
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star.
Slugterra. Slug Fu showdown.,
Eli has added some awesome new slugs to his arsenal: the ELEMENTALS. But the Elemental Slugs are ancient, extremely powerful, and temperamental, and Eli can't control them. Junjie, the newest member of the Shane Gang, has the solution: Eli must learn SLUG FU, the ancient form of slugslinging that Junjie mastered when he lived in the Eastern Caverns. Slug Fu is the art of guiding and controlling a slug in battle-a skill that only the greatest slugslingers can master. But while Eli and Junjie train in isolation, separated from the Shane Gang and all of Eli's slugs, a mysterious new villain named Spirex unleashes an evil plan that will rock Slugterra to its core!
The horse dancer, produced and directed by Joel Paul Reisig.
When Samantha is cut from the Olympic gymnastics team, she follows her dream of horseback riding and helps a group of girls at Black River Horse Camp start a horse dancing team to raise money to save their camp.
The Snow Queen. 3, Fire and ice.,
The rare gift of getting into all kinds of trouble is their family trait. What else can you expect from the ones raised among trolls in snowy lands? But now Kai and Gerda have grown up and entered a new stage - this time they are going to cause a global disaster.
Duets, the Wiggles.
Kidz Bop, 2018, [Kidz Bop Kids].
Making music, Hi-5.
The hits for kids Christmas album.,
Wiggly, wiggly Christmas, the Wiggles.
A Merry Christmas to one and all! Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas! is sure to get everybody in the festive spirit with songs and carols that will have the whole family singing, dancing, laughing or just plain enjoying! There is a carol medley sing along, some lovely songs about the very first Christmas and some fun numbers all about Santa Claus! Greg Wiggle stops by in Wiggle Town to duet on the old Wiggly classic "Go Santa Go". There is ballet dancing, reindeer prancing, mistletoe and elves dancing, fast and slow!
I believe in you, Dolly Parton.
Avengers ultron revolution. Season 3, 1, The ultimates.,
Ultorn is back - and plans to replace humanity with robots starting with robot duplicates of the Avengers known as Ultimates! The Avengers must learn what it is like to work as a team again whilst fending off Ultron and protecting mankind.
Blaze and the monster machines. Blaze saves Christmas.,
It's a dash to save Christmas and more in 4 action-packed rescues! When Crusher sends Santa's gifts flying, it's up to Turbo Sled Blaze and YOU to engineer a solution to save the holiday! Plus, Blaze scales a volcano, Mud Mountain and Pirate's Peak!
PAW patrol. Jungle rescues.,
Swing into 7 wild adventures, including a double-length special featuring jungle pup, Tracker! He'll team up with the PAW Patrol to solve the mystery of the Monkey Queen, protect baby snakes & stop an out-of-control plant. Plus, rescue a monkey from ancient jungle ruins and more!
Peter Rabbit. The Christmas star.,
Peter Rabbit is a dynamic re-imagining of Beatrix Potter's timeless children's classic. Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin and Lily as they build a spectacular new sledge and take Mrs Tiggy-Winkle home for winter hibernation. When Tommy Brock takes Cotton-Tail's dolly, Peter soon discovers the only way to retrieve it is to give everyone in the woods what they want for Christmas.
PJ Masks. Time to be a hero.,
Join Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on their nighttime missions, into the night to save the day. Gekko's desire not to take the blame for stealing Cameron's mini-car allows Luna Girl to almost destroy HQ! Owlette tries to get back at Night Ninja by destroying his masterpiece statue, but she learns two wrongs don't make a right.
Shaun the Sheep. 10 years.,
Get the flock party started Shaun the Sheep is celebrating 10 years of mayhem in the meadow! Shaun the Sheep has delighted audiences around the globe since his first appearance in the award-winning short film Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave. The lovable little sheep starred in his very own TV series in 2007 and has gone on to feature in over 150 episodes, a half hour special and his own feature-length film! With this collection of 10 fan-favourite episodes you can join the celebrations and groove to the bleat!
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady.,
Dimensions collide in this time-warping special! '80s Shredder and Krang transport themselves to present-day New York and team up with Bebop and Rocksteady for the ultimate throwback throw-down against the Turtles. Plus, flash back to where it all began with a rat and his four baby mutant turtles.
Trollhunters. Series one, volume 1, Tales of Arcadia.,
When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world, right after gym class. A must-see original series for the entire family.
Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6. The new Sinsiter Six.,
With Doctor Octopus still on the loose and looking to recruit the worst villains he can find for his new Sinister Six, it's up to Spider-Man and his Spider-Sidekicks to go into overdrive adn bust as many villains as they can before they are recruited into the Sinister Six's ranks. But with the good Doctors plans nearing completion could the final piece of the puzzle be someone Spider-Man least expects?
Thomas & friends. Thomas' Christmas carol.,
It's a Winter wonderland on Sodor! Diesel gets a visit from some 'ghostly' Christmas engines, Thomas and Cranky drop an important Christmas package, while Kevin enjoys playing in the snow until he's snowed under. Dash through the snow with Thomas and his friends as they deliver a jolly good time!
The dragon with a chocolate heart, Stephanie Burgis.
Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest kind of dragon, and she's ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human she captures tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, she finds herself transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw. She's still the fiercest creature in these mountains though - and now she's found her true passion: chocolate! All she has to do is walk on two feet to the human city, find herself an apprenticeship (whatever that is) in a chocolate house (which sounds delicious), and she'll be conquering new territory in no time - won't she? Wild and reckless young Aventurine will bring havoc to the human city - but what she doesn't expect is that she'll find real friendship there too, along with betrayal, deception, scrumptious chocolate and a startling new understanding of what it means to be a human (and a dragon).
Harper and the Night Forest, Cerrie Burnell.
Harper and her friends get to visit the mysterious Night Forest, a world of magical birds, dark forests and fairytale cities, and it is rumoured that a magical Ice Raven lives amongst the ebony trees singing a magical song that can melt hardened hearts. Will the children try to capture it? Or give it freedom?
The girl who saved Christmas, Matt Haig.
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.
World's greatest liar, Barry Hutchison.
Dylan Malone, aka Beaky, has a habit of telling porkies - every time he opens his mouth, out pops a whopper! But then his long-suffering sister shoves him into the truth- telling machine at Madame Shirley's Marvellous Emporium of Peculiarities. Now Beaky can't tell a lie - not even a teeny-weeny one - and a truth-telling Beaky is even worse.
Can Doctor Proctor save Christmas?, Jo Nesbö
Can Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa save Christmas in this new fart-tastically funny adventure from worldwide bestselling author Jo Nesbö? When the king of Norway sells the rights to Christmas to Mr Thrane, it looks like the holidays aren't going to be very merry. Mr Thrane says that the only people who can celebrate are those who buy 10,000 crowns worth of presents from his department store. For anyone who doesn't - or can't - spend that much, it's no tree, no presents, no carols, and no Christmas pudding.
Miraculous Miranda, Siobhán Parkinson.
Miranda has a Big Imagination, and always wins Word of the Day at school. When her sister Gemma is taken into hospital, Miranda escapes into her own fantasy land, Magnanimous. With giraffe police, ham sandwich trees and a Crystal-Clear Glass Hospital for Getting-Better Children, Magnanimous grows and grows. As her sister gets worse, things Miranda writes seem to trigger small miracles she has been asking for: her gran stops smoking, horrible Darren Hoey is nice to her Can Miranda write a miracle for her sister?
Jacky Ha-Ha: my life is a joke, James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer but her parents have other plans for her.
Funny kid for president, Matt Stanton.
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's the class clown, the punch line and he's even volunteered his bottom to be the butt of the joke. Max is the funny kid ... and he's running for class president.
Dragonkeeper, Carole Wilkonson.
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon begin an epic journey across China. They carry with them a mysterious stone that must be protected.
Play School. Story time.,
A delightful new Play School series released for the very first time as an ABC Audiobook and featuring some of Australia's much-loved celebrities as the snuggle up on the Story Time couch with the Play School toys and read a selection of beautiful books written by Australian authors.
Paddington at work: and other stories, Michael Bond
Paddington has a knack for 'smelling out things' and his sharp nose, supported by marmalade sandwiches, leads him into many adventures. Whether it's lending a paw to a famous Russian ballet dancer, or serving baked elastic instead of 'Baked Alaska,' this unforgettable bear is as trouble-prone and funny as ever!
Toto: the dog-gone amazing story of the Wizard of Oz, Michael Morpurgo
When a twister descends on a Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy are plucked into the air! Coming down in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meets a series of extraordinary characters in a colourful new world of magic. But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home after all, home is home, and home is best. So they set off down the yellow brick road to look for help.
A home for Molly, Holly Webb.
On holiday at the seaside, Anya is excited when she meets a friendly family with children her own age – playing with them and their gorgeous puppy, Molly, is so much fun! But when she returns to the beach the next day, she discovers the pup all on its own. Anya sets out to look for her owners, but when she eventually tracks down the family, they're very surprised. Molly isn't their dog – they thought she belonged to Anya! With her holiday drawing to a close, can Anya find Molly's real owners?

Into Reading

Spooky night!, Wendy Finney, Tony Ross.
Princess Rosie is woken in the night by a very strange noise. Just what could it be? Together with her best friend Ollie she goes on a hunt round the royal castle to find out. It's going to be a very spooky night!
Emily Mouse's Christmas, Vivian French; illustrated by Mark Marshall.
Emily Mouse can't wait for Christmas Day. But can she find all the ingredients she needs for her special Christmas pie? A charming new blue Early Reader story.
Festivals and celebrations, Caryn Jenner.
Discover the wonders of Chinese New Year and all the colours of Diwali with this lively celebration of festivals around the world. DK Reader Festivals and Celebrations is packed with fun facts, bold photography and engaging text, perfect for those beginning to read. Covering the festivals by season, children can learn about Easter, Holi, Dragon Boat Festival, Eid, Day of the Dead, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa as well as how Christmas is celebrated around the world and many more!
Pinkalicious and the babysitter, Victoria Kann.
When Peter breaks his mother's mug while Maya is babysitting him and Pinkalicious, Pinkalicious tries to turn the broken pieces into art.
Jenny the pony's big day, Liz Kessler and Laura Tonge; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Jenny the pony is always getting into trouble; until she meets James, a little boy in a wheelchair. James and Jenny are the perfect match, and are a perfect team when they compete in the big Spring Gala together.
Chicken in mittens, Adam Lehrhaupt; illustrated by Shahar Kober.
With a warm pair of mittens, Zoey the chicken and Sam the pig head to the North Pole on a snowy day, thanks to their imaginations.
I hug, David McPhail.
A child hugs Mom, Dad, a cat, a rock, a tree and more in this easy-to-read book.
JoJo and Daddy bake a cake, Jane O'Connor; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser; interior illustrations by Rick Whipple.
JoJo and Daddy bake a cake for a surprise recipient.
Amelia Bedelia on the move, Herman Parish; pictures by Lynne Avril.
When her parents suggest moving, Amelia Bedelia turns going to open houses and exploring new neighborhoods into an adventure.
Max & Ruby: Max at school, Rosemary Wells; illustrated by Andrew Grey.
Max enjoys a busy day at school.
It's shoe time!, [Mo Willems and] Bryan Collier.
If you choose to wear unmatched shoes, can they still be a pair?


My first coding book: packed with flaps and lots more to help you code without a computer!, [written by Kiki Prottsman; illustrated by Molly Lattin].
Presents computer coding concepts on board pages that feature flaps, pull tabs, silders, and wheels, asking readers to build a robot, escape from a jungle, and hunt for bugs.
Girls who code: learn to code and change the world, Reshma Saujani; illustrator, Andrea Tsurumi.
Crack the code to your future dreams Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest-sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice-coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you're a girl who's never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.
Why, Fly Guy?: a big question & answer book, Tedd Arnold.
Come along with Fly Guy as he asks (and answers!) over 100 "why?" questions! Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why do cats climb trees if they can't get down? Why do elephants have trunks? And more! There are also science projects and fun activities so kids can use what they've learned in a hands-on way!
The incredible cabinet of wonders, written by Joe Fullman.
Welcome to Lonely Planet Kids' Incredible Cabinet of Wonders; the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors, from toy makers and monster hunters, to sailors and archaeologists, have created their own themed cabinets and filled them with their favorite things. Kids can lift the flaps and open the cabinet doors to discover 100 extraordinary objects from our planet's weird and wonderful past and present, then read fascinating stories behind each one and find out where to see them in real life. What objects will they find? And what stories will they tell?
Around the world in numbers, Clive Gifford, Josh Hurley.
Did you know there were about 10,000 light bulbs on the Titanic? Or that the Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years, using 1,500 paintbrushes and 60 tons of paint? This engaging collection of statistics encourages kids' curiosity by sharing some unbelievable numerical facts from across the globe. From famous landmarks and bustling cities to hidden treasures and incredible creatures, no number is too big or too small. Lively graphic illustrations add to the fun.
The world in numbers: over 2,000 figures and facts, written by Steve Martin, Clive Gifford and Marianne Taylor; illustrated by Andrew Pinder.
A quirky, full-colour illustrated book jam-packed with over 2,000 fascinating figures and facts, The World in Numbers lets figures do the talking. Each themed, colourful page is crammed with tonnes of fascinating number-led facts. Discover how fast a sneeze travels, how many Earths could fit inside the Sun, the size of a T-rex's teeth and much, much more. From animals and adventures, to fashion, food, bugs and buildings; there's something for everyone in this brilliant book.
Kiwicorn, Kat Merewether.
Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!
What's the difference?, Doyin Richards.
Parenting guru Doyin Richards tackles a timely and universal subject; diversity and acceptance, and distills it for the youngest readers. Because what matters most is not our differences, but what we do together as friends, as families, as colleagues, as citizens. Perfect for sharing as a family or in the classroom, What's the Difference? should find a place in homes and in hearts.
Half-truths and brazen lies: an honest look at lying, Kira Vermond; illustrated by Clayton Hanmer.
Why do we lie? What types of lies are there? What are the consequences of lying? What methods are used to detect lies? And when is it okay or even good to lie? From forgeries and hoaxes to plagiarism and placebos, this book offers historical anecdotes, scientific studies, and sociocultural analyses to help unpack the complex world of untruths.
Talking to God: prayers for children from the world's religions, selected & illustrated by Demi.
In this beautifully illustrated book of short prayers from major world religions, award-winning author Demi shows children the great value of talking to God. Here they will find many time-honored favorites, including prayers of praise, prayers of petition, prayers of gratitude, and prayers of blessing. Taking readers on a fascinating journey across the globe, Demi's stunning illustrations celebrate the life of prayer shared by all the world's religions. Moving from King Solomon's Temple and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice to the Delhi Mosque and the River Ganges in India; from North America to Central Africa to China and Japan, each exciting new illustration transports readers to a holy destination where they can experience the religion's life of prayer directly at its source. Religions featured are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, American Plains Indian, and Central African. Also included are an author's preface and an informative appendix with helpful notes on the prayers and illustrations.
The story of Christmas, illustrated by Helen Dardik.
A long time ago, in the town of Nazareth, there lived a young woman named Mary. One day, an angel appeared before her and told her that she would give birth to a baby. The baby would be the son of God, and she would name him Jesus. Every year, children of all ages revisit this nativity tale of Mary and Joseph, the three wise men, the angels and the shepherds, and baby Jesus in the manger. Share this simple introduction to a remarkable and classic Bible story with young ones. With stunning art by Helen Dardik and simplified text for little readers, The Story of Christmas is sure to become a favourite of families for years to come.
A child through time: the book of children's history, illustrated by Steve Noon; written by Philip Wilkinson.
History books often focus on adults, but what was the past like for children? From early civilisations through to the modern era, discover what life was like for Egyptian, Viking, Tudor and Cold War children, see the toys they played with and the food they ate in this book, jam-packed with history facts and illustrations that bring the children to life. With profiles of real children from different time periods, children will learn more than ever about the real life Pocahontas, Marie Antoinette and even Anne Frank. Delve into the historic moments they witnessed and get a real insight into how they would have looked.
Far from home: refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty, Cath Senker.
What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like? For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.
All aboard the Discovery Express, Emily Hawkins, Tom Adams; illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole.
Welcome on board the Discovery Express! The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-travelling adventure and track down the missing scientist? On your voyage, you'll travel the world, see some of the most important moments in the history of transport, meet the most brilliant engineers of all time, and ultimately unveil the design of the world's first jet engine! With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.
Festivals, parties and celebrations from around the world, Woody Brambles.
Around the world people celebrate in different ways, and every day of the year there are parties, festivals and cultural events bringing people together. Some of these are observed out of respect, while others are merely an excuse for people to have fun. Welcome to the colourful and fascinating book of Festivals, Parties and Celebrations from Around the World!
Norse myths: tales of Odin, Thor and Loki, in new versions by Kevin Crossley-Holland; illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love.
The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. Fast-moving and ice-bright, these dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world. The stories of dazzling magic and thrilling journeys tell of the creation of the nine worlds and follow Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki the shape-shifting trickster on their adventures until the final great battle of Ragnarok. In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, gods, giants and dwarfs is unforgettably imagined.
The story orchestra: the nutcracker, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle; written by Katy Flint.
Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure in this retelling of the classic ballet story. Watch the Nutcracker battle the Mouse King, meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and journey to the Land of Sweets, where wonder and excitement await. Including music from: 'The Dance of the Reed Flutes', 'The Waltz of Flowers' and 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'.
A world full of animal stories, written by Angela McAllister; illustrated by Aitch.
Discover a menagerie of animals with this book that brings together 50 best-loved tales from all around the world! Travel the world with 50 best-loved tales, featuring creatures big and small. This beautifully illustrated collection of classic stories brings together favourite animal-themed fables, myths and legends including The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Why the Swallow's Tail is Forked and the story of Ananse and the Python. Lively retellings from Angela McAllister are brought to life with sumptuous illustrations from Romanian-born artist, Aitch, in this treasury to treasure.
New Zealand school Oxford dictionary: the future of New Zealand English, Dianne Bardsley.
The fifth edition of the New Zealand schol Oxford dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, with hundreds of new words you won't find in other school dictionaries. This best-selling dictionary is written specifically for New Zealand school students.
Illustrated compendium of nature's record breakers, Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel; [translation, PS Translations].
Discover the most spectacular and fascinating records of the natural world. From the biggest bird, river, fish to the longest recorded flight or the fruit with the most vitamins, prepare to be amazed! Every record comes with a simple paragraph of fun and informative text and every life form is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name. It is perfect for exploring the wonders of our world be they great or small.
Super sleuth. 4th class, Audrey Cooney.
Take the problem out of problem-solving. Super Sleuth is a unique maths series that gives pupils and teachers strategies to effectively develop problem-solving skills. Designed to be used hand-in-hand with any core maths programme, it is the ideal problem-solving solution for your classroom. Focuses on the ten main problem-solving strategies, developing problem-solving skills, encouraging higher order thinking and enabling pupils to take responsibility for their own learning. Trial and improvement; Working backwards; Working systematically; Logical reasoning; Visualisation; Patterns; Make a table; Act it out; Make a model; Simplify. Introduces the CLUES acronym, a teacher- and pupil-friendly framework developed uniquely for Super Sleuth to tackle the most common problem-solving difficulties experienced in Irish classrooms. Consolidates the learning of problem-solving skills through worked examples and a step-by-step approach. Places an emphasis on developing mathematical language and a positive attitude towards problem-solving.
See inside energy, written by Alice James; illustrated by Peter Allen.
We all need energy for our lives, and lots of it. Find out what energy is, how it affects our planet and the exciting new inventions scientists are creating to make energy in the future, in this fascinating introduction to an important topic. With over 65 flaps to lift and links to specially selected websites to find out more.
The big Earth book, Mark Brake and Brendan Kearney; [Mike Goldsmith, consultant].
Planet Earth. Four elements. Once incredible story. Get ready for a roller-coaster ride through history, geography, science and more. Take an amazing journey into the planet's past and discover how four elements; earth, fire, air and water, created the world and everything that exists today. This book combines amazing facts with stunning photography and hand-drawn illustrations to bring our planet and its past to life in an exciting and engaging way.
The big book of snow and ice, written by Štĕpánka Sekaninová; illustrated by Niké Papadopulosová.
What do you know about snow? This beautiful book will open your eyes to its wonders! You ll discover that no two snowflakes are the same; what it s like to be hit by an avalanche; and how artists carve ice sculptures. Ten highly detailed gatefolds and informative descriptions on pullout flaps give readers an inside look at what happens at a ski resort or inside an igloo.
Discovering dinosaurs, Simon Chapman; illustrated by Rudolf Farkus and Mike Love.
This is the the most thrilling, adventure book, ever! Written by a real-life adventurer, Simon Chapman, be prepared to live your dream and imagine you discovered the dinosaurs. It's your chance to battle blizzards with swarms of vipers in the Gobi Desert with Roy Chapman Andrews, join the race across the the Wild West of America with bone-hunters Cope and Marsh. Along the trail of discovery you'll unearth a time when monsters really did rule the world dinosaurs. You will find them all in here: Triceratops, Pteradactyls, Iguanodon, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus and many more. It's crammed full of stats, wild pictures, a brilliant pop-up (don't get eaten!), realistic artworks, journals, flaps and even the insides of dinosaurs. You'll discover what makes a dinosaur, when and where they lived, what they ate, why they fought and why they became extinct. Be a know-it-all.
1000 incredible but true facts about dinosaurs!.,
How did dinosaurs raise their young? You've heard of T. Rex, but what about Gigantosaurus? What made Velociraptors so scary? There's a world of dinosaur knowledge for you to discover in this awesome trivia book from Discovery. Each fact is numbered for easy reference, and beautiful illustrations accompany the text. Prepare to travel back in time with this great dinosaur resource.
Dinosaur atlas: amazing facts, fold-out maps and life-size fossils, Anne Rooney, James Gilleard.
It's time to explore lost prehistoric lands and the huge variety of dinosaurs that roamed them with Lonely Planet Kids' Dinosaur Atlas. Kids can unfold maps and lift the flaps to reveal amazing illustrations and facts about how dinosaurs lived and where they were discovered. They'll also learn about famous paleontologists and measure themselves against life-size bones, teeth and claws. From from giant sauropods and horned dinosaurs, to duckbills and ferocious theropods, kids will discover how the dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like and how they hunted. Plus, we've included the latest finds and theories. Created in consultation with Dr David Button, a dinosaur expert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and featuring iconic illustrations by James Gilleard. About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place inspiring children at home and in school.
Book of bones: 10 record-breaking animals, Gabrielle Balkan; illustrated by Sam Brewster.
Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood and humorous explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!
Biomes: questions & answers, Nancy Dickmann.
Have you ever wondered why pine trees have needles, how bushfires start or why there are no trees at the tops of tall mountains? Read this book to find out about the world's biomes and the plants and animals that live in them.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way.
Illustrated compendium of animals, Virginie Aladjidi; Emmanuelle Tchoukriel; [translation, PS Translations].
Discover over a hundred animals from all over the world; mammals, reptiles, birds, some exotic, others more familiar. You will find them classified by habitat, from polar regions to the savannah, from mountain peaks to urban jungles. Every animal is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name, and succinctly described with a fun fact. It is perfect for exploring the creatures great and small that make up the animal kingdom and how they are classified by the naturalists that study them.
Guinness World Records. Amazing Animals. Volume 1.,
Calling all animal lovers! Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals puts the spotlight on the world's most fur-nomenal creatures, peculiar pets, wacky wildlife and cute critters. In this action-packed annual, you'll meet surfing pigs, talking gorillas and even the world's largest elephant orchestra!
Animal-kind, Pablo Salvaje; [translation, Paul Kelly].
Just imagine: while you are browsing through this book, herds of elephants are roaming thousands of miles in search of water for their young; a silkworm moth is emerging from its cocoon and flapping its wings for the very first time; schools of whales are singing as they swim the ocean; and millions of other creatures are doing brilliant and wonderful things. Pablo Savajes' hand-printed illustrations remind us of what we share with all the other species. Let's find out just how much we have in common with everything around us!
How animals build: lift the flaps to discover amazing animal homes, Moira Butterfield, Tim Hutchinson.
Get ready to explore the incredible world of animal architects! Lift the flaps and open gatefolds to discover amazing animal homes up high, underground, on land, and under the sea. From spider webs and rabbit warrens, to bird's nests and ant colonies, we reveal the secrets to these extraordinary structures and learn how they're built.
We travel so far ..., words by Laura Knowles; pictures by Chris Madden.
From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal's migration and the reasons why they travel so very far. This vividly illustrated introduction to animal migration across land, sea, and air looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals around the world. From wildebeest to butterflies; polar bears to Leatherback turtles, each animal tells its own 'micro story' about its incredible journey across a variety of terrain at different times of the year.
Illustrated compendium of the sea, Virginie Aladjidi; Emmanuelle Tchoukriel; [translation, PS Translations].
Discover over a hundred types of marine life from all over the world; mammals, crustaceans, birds, plants, some exotic, others more familiar. You will find them classified by species. Every life form is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name, and succinctly described with a fun fact. It is perfect for exploring the creatures great and small that live in our seas and oceans and how they are classified by the naturalists that study them.
1001 bugs to spot, Emma Helbrough and Susanna Davidson; illustrated by Teri Gower; designed by Natacha Goransky and Anna Gould; natural history consultants: Dr. Margaret Rostron and Dr. John Rostron.
Spot beetles scurrying across desert dunes, butterflies flitting thorugh the jungle and caterpillars munching on cabbage leaves, then discover amazing facts about bugs and their habitats. This fascinating puzzle book is crawling with bugs to find, count and talk about.
Reptile, written by Colin McCarthy.
Photographs and text depict the many different kinds of reptiles, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.
Toroa's journey, written by Maria Gill; illustrated by Gavin Mouldey.
Based on the true story of Toroa, the 500th chick to hatch at a breeding colony on Taiaroa Head in Dunedin, this evocative story follows the bird's life cycle as it grows from chick to adult. Just before Toroa fledged, the ranger attached a transmitter to its back to track the bird's flight path. This book is a lovely narrative of Toroa's story and of the problems he might have encountered in the Pacific Ocean. Will fishing lines snag him? Can he avoid an erupting volcano? Does a plastic island pose a threat and will he make it back to Dunedin eight years later to start his own family? Toroa's Journey is a remarkable story for budding environmentalists to read together or alone.
The ways of the wolf, written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls; illustrated by Jonathan Woodward.
The wolf stalks the wilderness and our own imaginations. Majestic and fierce, proud and strong, the wolf has always been a source of fascination, and fear. It remains one of the most misunderstood of all creatures, frequently cast as our mortal enemy. The truth is that wolves and humans are more closely connected than we dare to admit. With beautifully lyrical language, Smriti Prasadam-Halls explores the lightning speed, echoing howl and family life of these mysterious animals, revealing astonishing facts and overturning misconceptions as she does so. Wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward brings the creatures to life with breathtaking papercut collage artwork. This is non-fiction storytelling at its very finest.
The adventures of your brain, [written by Dan Green; illustrations, Sean Sims].
Discover all about your amazing brain on an interactive journey that will take the reader deep inside their own body. Find out how fast neurons zip around the body carrying messages and delve into a world of external and internal senses. Explore how the brain controls every thought and every movement, even when you are asleep and dreaming. On your adventure, you'll be able to pull tabs, turn wheels, open flaps and reveal pop-ups, in this hands-on approach to our fascinating brain.
What are germs?, written by Katie Daynes; illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguéns.
What are germs? How do they spread? And how do medicines help? Curious young children can take a closer look at those mischievous, microscopic bacteria and viruses in this fascinating introduction to germs and hygiene, with 30 flaps to lift and tips on hand-washing and staying healthy.
All cats have Asperger Syndrome, Kathy Hoopmann.
Takes a look at Asperger Syndrome (AS). Featuring photographs of cats, this book aims to bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits. It evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different.
All dogs have ADHD, Kathy Hoopmann.
Looks at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that may be recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD. This book describes familiar ADHD characteristics, such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse.
Build it!, Caroline Alliston.
Why do things move, fly, tick, or explode? These 25 entertaining experiments help budding engineers find out! Explore the science behind construction, from how zip wires move to how marble runs work, with these hands-on experiments. Using easy-to-find objects and tools, each fun project-including a lolly bridge and a 10-second marble challenge-can be constructed at home. Every boldly illustrated experiment includes a "How It Works" explanation and a difficulty rating; budding engineers who feel confident of their skills can try the harder ones. Build It! is the perfect introduction to key STEM topics, and guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy.
Eat up!: an infographic exploration of food, Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer; art by Belle Wuthrich.
Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colourful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What's the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertize to children? Who are the "Big 10" food companies? How much farmland is there across the world?
Kids cook!: 100+ super-easy, delicious recipes, Good Housekeeping.
Good Housekeeping has created the perfect cookbook for kids of all ages eager to step in the kitchen. It features more than 100 delicious, fail-safe recipes from burgers and pizzas to salads and cookies accompanied by tempting photographs and basic kitchen and cooking how-tos.
Twists, braids, & ponytails, Joël Benjamin.
Getting ready for a party this weekend? Looking for a cool new do for school? Readers of all abilities can get stuck in to this fun book as each hairstyle is graded with a difficulty rating of 1 to 5. There are also a number of styles you can do yourself without the need for an extra helping hand. A tools and techniques section outlines everything you need to start hair styling, from accessories to different brushes and products. Tips and techniques are described so you can practice your skills before you begin.
Building amazing creations: Sean Kenney's art with LEGO bricks, Sean Kenney.
This large-format photographic book provides a fascinating in-depth look at a LEGO artist's oeuvre. Chapters explore such subjects as transportation vehicles, animals, life-size work, science fiction, nature, cities, sports, portraits, and even home furnishings and custom apartments! A personalized LEGO compendium perfect for brick-building enthusiasts of all ages.
Ultimate LEGO Star Wars, written by Chris Malloy and Andrew Becraft.
This is a complete, unrivalled encyclopedia of the LEGO Star Wars theme. Fans will have an all-encompassing companion to the LEGO Star Wars cultural phenomenon. Produced in large format and featuring beautiful imagery, this is an indispensable guide for young fans and a stunning reference work for adults. With behind-the-scenes material, it tells the complete story of LEGO Star Wars, from the earliest concepts in the late 1990s to the creation of the most recent sets for The Force Awakens and Rogue One.
Trick of the eye: art and illusion, Silke Vry; [translated by Cynthia Hall].
If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the paint is wet; the fruit is real; the window is open; the figure's eyes are following you around the room. This fun and informative book takes young readers on a thematic tour of art as illusion. From the Parthenon through examples from nearly every major movement and culture, vibrant works of art are revealed to contain visual tricks, puns, hidden clues and just plain deceit. Seurat's pointillism, da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Magritte's playful paintings-within-paintings, Duane Hanson's eerily realistic statues are all explored in detail to discuss the techniques, styles, use of perspective, and composition that implore us to look at them again and again. Filled with ideas for do-it-yourself optical projects, each chapter focuses on a theme such as color, hidden pictures, and surrealism. Designed with the curious eye in mind, this book will introduce young readers to beguiling works of art with fresh insight and a new way of appreciating some of the world's most important works of art.
Justice League: the ultimate guide, written by Landry Q. Walker.
This comprehensive guide celebrates the exciting world of the iconic Justice League Super Heroes, a roster that includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. A must-have for fans, this book showcases major in-world events in the Justice League's pulsating story, spanning nearly 60 years of comic book history, and is packed with info on the team's allies, enemies, bases, origins, and more. Includes artwork from the first Justice League comic book in March 1960 to the crucial Rebirth issues and beyond. The stunning design contains lots of in-world information, including in-depth profiles of characters, key comic book issues, and special features on the Justice League's greatest adventures.
Autumn and winter activities come rain or shine: seasonal crafts and games for children, Stefanie Pfister.
Create pine-cone gnomes, build nesting boxes for garden birds, and craft festive angels, all while learning about the natural world whatever the weather! This practical and brightly illustrated book is packed with indoor and outdoor crafts and activities, plus fun facts, to entertain and engage curious children during the colder and wetter months. All the activities encourage an exploration of nature, from leaves and feathers, to snow and stargazing. Children will love finding out about the natural world through play and creation whether at home or in the classroom. This wide-ranging book provides inspiration for parents and teachers working with children aged four and up. Most activities can be enjoyed both individually and in groups.
Project Kid: crafts that go!: 60 imaginative projects that fly, sail, race, and dive, Amanda Kingloff.
Presents step-by-step instructions for sixty craft projects, including a school bus pencil holder, a growth tracker, a modern mobile home, an origami boat, a construction site terrarium, and a space rocket.
D.I.Y. dollhouse: build and decorate a toy house using everyday materials, Alexia Henrion; [translator, Jane Wolfrum].
D.I.Y. Dollhouse is a lavishly illustrated guide for budding architects, builders, and designers, showing then how to build and furnish their own eco-friendly dollhouse, with an incredible eye for detail. The simple instructions cover everything children (and parents) need to get started.
Star Wars: absolutely everything you need to know: updated and expanded, written by Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge.
Why does Kylo Ren talk to a helmet? What type of trooper guards a tropical beach? With brand new content, including a sneak peek of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, discover fun facts about Star Wars characters like Rey, BB-8, Jyn Erso, Admiral Thrawn, and Snoke, and feast your eyes on interesting trivia on locations such as Jedha, Maz Kanata's castle, and Starkiller Base. DK's best-selling title Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know has now been updated and expanded with all-new weird and wonderful data, strange-but-true facts and cool "Did you know?" Q&As, featuring material from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Get a sneak peek of characters, costumes, and creatures from the upcoming and much-talked about new movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. From movie-making trivia to quirky data you never knew you never knew, this book will excite new and old fans alike of that galaxy far.
1001 animals to spot, Ruth Brocklehurst and Susanna Davidson; illustrated by Teri Gower; designed by Susannah Owen and Anna Gould; natural history consultants: Margaret Rostron and John Rostron.
From the familiar to the exotic, children will love finding the animals to spot in this picture puzzle book full of different habitats. Bright, busy scenes provide plenty of material for both readers and pre-readers to talk about, with things to find and count on every page. Simple text and eye-catching illustrations combine to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification.
1001 things to spot in the sea, Katie Daynes and Susanna Davidson; illustrated by Teri Gower.
Discover the secrets of the sea, from crabs on the seashore to polar bears in the icy north and strange fish lurking at the bottom of the ocean. This fantastic puzzle book is also designed to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification. Also includes index, a world map and amazing facts.
Follow Finn: a search-and-find maze book, Peter Goes; translation, Bill Nagelkerke; edited by Penelope Todd.
Finn wakes up with a start. What a racket! The goblins are on the loose and everything's in chaos. They race outside with Finn's dog Sep hot on their heels, So Finn joins the chase... Come with Finn on a quest through a fantastical world of strange creatures and fabulous characters. Follow the mazes, solve the puzzles, find the clues.
Where's the baby?: a spotting book, Britta Teckentrup; [written and edited by Katie Haworth].
On every one of the brilliantly patterned pages of this book, there is a mother animal with a baby. Children will love searching for the baby animal in this spot-and-find book.
First sizes and measuring, Hannah Watson; illustrated by Melisande Luthringer; designed by Meg Dobbie.
This interactive book is an engaging introduction to weight, size, length, height and comparison. A fun introduction to a key early learning concept, with over 60 flaps to lift.
Ready, set, play!, [author & editor, Stephen Ashby].
In this guide, readers will learn all the best tips and tricks for their favourite games like Minecraft, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Party Star Rush, Splatoon, LEGO Dimensions, and so much more. They'll learn some gaming basics, discover new games worth playing on console and mobile, and even be introduced to some of the cutest characters they can expect in the games they play like Kirby, Yarny and more. Featuring only games rated E for everyone, Ready, Set, Play includes bios of some of the world's biggest gaming stars, expert opinions, tips from pro players and awesome facts making it the perfect game guide for new and budding gamers.
Game on! 2018: your guide to all the best games.,
Offers information and statistics about all of the hottest games, tips and tricks for gamers, and interviews from gaming's biggest personalities, including game developers and pro gamers.
The gamers' survival guide, written by Matt Martin.
Always wondered about the best exercises to improve hand-eye coordination? Struggling to find a one-handed gaming snack that won't get your console greasy? Then look no further than The Gamers' Survival Guide, full of funny fitness and lifestyle tips as well as genuine advice to improve your gaming experience.Start by taking a quiz to work out what kind of gamer you are - a sharpshooter, role-player or adventure addict? Then find advice on how to engage maximum comfort levels for a perfect day of gaming and the ideal yoga poses for achieving zen whilst in the gaming zone. Read about the top 10 games to play before you die and discover more about Cosplay and consoles to esports and gaming communities. The Gamers' Survival Guide tells you everything you need to know to gamify your life!
The ultimate Minecraft survival guide, Zack Zombie.
With the game of Minecraft, the more you know, the more fun the game becomes! The Ultimate Minecraft Survival Guide is filled with over 200 awesome tips and tricks that will make you a Minecraft pro, or just really impress your friends!
Goal!, [senior editor, Chris Hawkes].
Who is the greatest striker ever to play football? How do you do the Cruyff turn? Where is the perfect place is to put a penalty? How far do players run during a match? Goal! doesn't just tell you the answers - it shows you. With bright, imaginative info-graphics and eye catching artworks, football facts leap off the page. Did you know that more than 40 million footballs are produced each year?! Packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding, mind-boggling stats, from the origins of football to the FIFA World Cup, it focuses on information that won't date. Goal! is a vibrant, visual guide to everything you need to know about the world's most popular game, football!
Rainy day kids adventure book, Steph Scott and Katie Akers.
Packed with imaginative ideas perfect for rainy, snowy, and windy days. Play splash catch or raindrop racing. Make a leafy windmill or nature parachute. You'll also find smart advice for staying dry and warm, and on things to collect and bring inside for creative stay-at-home projects.
Epic climbs, Bear Grylls; [text by John Cleare].
Discover the world's most amazing mountains, and the extraordinary climbers who conquered them. Discover how five of the most difficult mountains were conquered.
Shelter building, Bear Grylls.
The must-have survival guide for all young explorers from chief scout, adventurer, writer and televsion presenter, Bear Grylls. Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls as you learn the survival skills to stay safe in the wild and be able to cope in all situations. Learn how to best prepare for a journey to avoid unnecessary injuries, how to treat all the injuries that could occur in the wild, and instructions on how to act in an emergency. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
WWE: absolutely everything you need to know, written by Steve Pantaleo and Dean Miller.
Packed with fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and quirky insights into everyone's favorite sports entertainment stars. From memorable matches to signature moves and fan-favorite quotes, this book covers all the stars, managers, battles, team-ups, rivalries, and tournaments that form the WWE world. Learn the inside info on Superstars such as John Cena, Seth Rollins, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte Flair. With strange and fascinating facts about the WWE Superstars, including popular competitors from RAW, SmackDown Live, and NXT, this unique book will surprise and delight new and die-hard sports entertainment fans.
Robert Frost, [poems by Robert Frost]; edited by Jay Parini; illustrated by Michael Paraskevas.
Kids will discover the poetry of Robert Frost in this installment in the Poetry for Kids series. Professor, poet, novelist, and Frost biographer Jay Parini has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families, including "Mending Wall," "Birches," "The Road Not Taken," "Fire and Ice," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and many more of Frost's favorite and most accessible works.
Walt Whitman, [poems by Walt Whitman]; edited by Karen Karbiener; illustrated by Kate Evans.
Introduces children to the work of celebrated American poet Walt Whitman.
Annual. 2, Kate De Goldi & Susan Paris.
All-new content from New Zealand's best writers and illustrators, with an intrepid mix of fiction, comics, poems, essays, art, and high jinks. Included is emergency poetry, a small-town spy, revenge craft, a song, a fish that flies, skaters and surfers (and stealing and slices), rock stars, time slips, sheep in weird places, and the board game "Blended Families".
Summer days: stories and poems celebrating the Kiwi summer.,
The great Kiwi summer conjures images of the beach, swimming, boating, fishing, families, friends adventures. This collection of seven stories and ten poems by some of New Zealand's finest writers and illustrators captures that quintessential summer feeling, and is perfect summertime reading to share with children.
Wriggle and roar!: rhymes to join in with, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
For children from the age of three, this title encourages rhyming fun and audience participation. There are rhymes to make children wriggle and giggle, shrug and sign, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. "Whenever I'm tired of being me, I swing around like a chimpanzee".
80 poems, Roger McGough.
There are eighty of Roger McGough's favourite poems in this hugely enjoyable collection, gathered together into a new volume to celebrate Roger's 80th birthday! Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always inventive, the enormous variety of poems from this hugely popular poet will never cease to amaze and delight children of all ages.
Harry Potter: a journey through a history of magic.,
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real life potions, astronomers and alchemists.
Horrible Histories 25th anniversary yearbook, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Where can you find all the horrible people from history in one place? In Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook, of course! You won't find awards for high achievers or prizes for perfect prefects here. This is a Horrible Histories yearbook, with a horrible twist. Meet the class of 1066, discover which king won the prize for worst attendance and find out about some of the vilest villains who ever lived. To celebrate 25 horrible years, Horrible Histories bring you a gruesome, grisly and downright terrifying yearbook featuring awesome activities, foul facts, gory games and much, much more. Celebrating 25 years of Horrible Histories; the original and the best!
Corpse talk. Ground-breaking scientists, Adam and Lisa Murphy.
Adam Murphy interviews the dead famous scientists who changed the world, getting their stories straight from the corpses' mouths!
The picture atlas: an incredible journey, Simon Holland; illustrated by Jill Calder.
Explore the world by looking not only at borders, mountains, rivers, seas and oceans, but by discovering the natural wonders of the world, historical artefacts, amazing animals, fascinating cultures and much much more. From the freezing Arctic Circle with its powerful orca whales, to the amazing Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef, learn, explore and be amazed by the wonders of the world.
Bob: no ordinary cat, James Bowen.
'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob.' James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world and won. A purrfectly true 'tail' of love and friendship to make you smile!
Big machines: the story of Virginia Lee Burton, Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by John Rocco.
Describes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.
Vincent can't sleep: Van Gogh paints the night sky, Barb Rosenstock; illustrated by Mary GrandPré.
Vincent can't sleep; out, out, out he runs! flying through the garden, marigold, geranium, blackberry, raspberry, past the church with its tall steeple, down rolling hills and sandy paths meant for sheep, He dives at last into the velvety, violet heath, snuggles under a blanket of sapphire sky, and looks up, up, up, to visit with the stars. Vincent van Gogh often found himself unable to sleep and wandered under starlit skies. Those nighttime experiences provided the inspiration for many of his paintings, including his most famous, The Starry Night. Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime, but he continued to pursue his unique vision, and ultimately became one of the most beloved artists of all time.
The girl who thought in pictures: the story of Dr. Temple Grandin, written by Julia Finley Mosca; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.
When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe!
A child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
This nostalgic recollection of Christmas past by celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas evokes the beauty of the season at every turn: the warmth of a family gathering; the loveliness of a mistletoe-decked home; the predictability of cats by the fire; the mischief of children left to their own devices; and the sheer delight of gifts; be they useful or useless.
A boy, a mouse, and a spider: the story of E.B. White, Barbara Herkert; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.
When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world. Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web are beloved classics of children's literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time.
Ten pound Pom, Carole Wilkinson & Liz Anelli.
Part of the new-look award-winning Our Stories series, this is a modern Australian immigration story. I don't want to go to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we're migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only £10 each. My brother Brian and I are travelling free. It's a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England? In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson's immigration to Australia.
Malala's magic pencil, Malala Yousafzai; illustrated by Kerascoet.
As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
She persisted: 13 American women who changed the world, written by Chelsea Clinton; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world.
Rome: city trails, Moira Butterfield.
Here's a book about Rome that's seriously streetwise. Colourful themed trails get readers under the city's skin to discover amazing facts and intriguing tales that aren't on the tourist routes, all from the comfort of their own sofa. Find out where you can see Rome's belly button, read a poem to chocolate, snack on witch sweets, and lots more!
Tokyo: city trails, Anna Claybourne.
Here's a book about Tokyo that's seriously streetwise. Colourful themed trails get readers under the city's skin to discover amazing facts and intriguing tales that aren't on the tourist routes, all from the comfort of their own sofa. Find out where you can try Pokemon food, meet a giant robot, come face-to-face with a toilet ghost, and lots more!
Aotearoa: the New Zealand story, Gavin Bishop.
Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of our history, captured by celebrated children's book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover M?ori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts.
Regions of New Zealand: an easy guide, Peter Dowling.
Where are the regions of New Zealand? How did they develop? What makes them special and cool to visit? Through maps, photos, fact boxes and simple text, Regions of New Zealand takes younger readers on a tour from Northland to Southland, Tokelau to Antarctica with fascinating insights into M?ori regions and historic provinces. Also introduced are offshore islands, outlying territories, national parks and marine reserves.
Sydney: city trails, Helen Greathead.
Here's a book about Sydney that's seriously streetwise. Colourful themed trails get readers under the city's skin to discover amazing facts and intriguing tales that aren't on the tourist routes, all from the comfort of their own sofa. Find out where you can 'feed and chips' to a pelican, meet a blue-tongued resident, encounter some little devils, and lots more.
Sītā ke pānca niraya: Rāmāyana kī eka anūhī prastuti, Devadatta Pattanāyaka, lekhaka dvārā citrānkana; anuvāda, Prabhāta Ranjana.
All in one: English-Hindī.
Primer of Devanagari alphabet; for children.

Older Fiction

Laugh your head off again and again, illustrations by Andrea Innocent.
9 authors. 9 stories to make you laugh your head off again and again! A scary shower + three twisty little pigs + a choose your own adventure + a Halloween chicken + a demonic clown + an unexpected gift + terrible twins + a famous dancing dog + a running race like no other = one hilarious book.
The magical match, E. D. Baker.
Born to be a tooth fairy, Cory Feathering has been busy proving she's meant for another life; one of matchmaking! It seems like everything is falling into place for Cory. Her uncle Micah is engaged to his perfect match, and she's lucky in love herself with her boyfriend Blue. She's excited to help prepare for the wedding, but when she hears of another marriage on the horizon; her mother's, to a goblin, she knows things might not go quite as planned. The fairy guilds have promised to leave Cory alone, but she knows they still don't agree with her lifestyle, so truly anything is possible. Add to that a witchy match that proves more difficult than usual and an upcoming Battle of the Bands, all while hiding that she's Cupid!, and Cory's got her hands full! In the end, will true love conquer all.
Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, Armand Baltazar.
You've never seen Earth like this before: continents reshaped, oceans re-formed, cities rebuilt, and mountains sculpted anew. Dinosaurs roam the plains alongside herds of buffalo, and giant robots navigate the same waters as steam-powered ships. This is the world Diego Ribera was born into. The past, present, and future coexisting together. In New Chicago, Diego's middle school hallways buzz with kids from all eras of history and from cultures all over the world. The pieces do not always fit together neatly, but this is the world he loves. There are those, however, who do not share his affection.
Oz, the complete collection. Volume 4, L. Frank Baum.
Collects three stories set in the Land of Oz in which a prince sets off on an adventure that leads him to the Nome King, Dorothy searches for the lost princess Ozma, and the Tin Woodman reunites with his former love Nimmie Amee.
Five on a treasure island, Enid Blyton.
Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who, and what, will they find there? Fantastic new cover art will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
Insignificant events in the life of a cactus, Dusti Bowling.
Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again. Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined.
The perfect score, Rob Buyea.
No one likes or wants to take the statewide assessment tests. Not the students in Mrs. Woods's sixth-grade class. Not even Mrs. Woods. It's not as if the kids don't already have things to worry about. Under pressure to be the top gymnast her mother expects her to be, Randi starts to wonder what her destiny truly holds. Football-crazy Gavin has always struggled with reading and feels as dumb as his high school-dropout father. Trevor acts tough and mean, but as much as he hates school, he hates being home even more. Scott's got a big brain and an even bigger heart, especially when it comes to his grandfather, but his good intentions always backfire in spectacular ways. Natalie, know-it-all and aspiring lawyer, loves to follow the rules, only this year, she's about to break them all.
Royal crush, written & illustrated by Meg Cabot.
Being the newest princess of Genovia is way more complicated than she expected, but Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is getting used to it. She gets to live in an actual palace with two fabulous poodles, a pet iguana, her very own pony, and, best of all, a loving family to help her figure things out! And right now Olivia, having finally admitted that she likes Prince Khalil as more than just a friend, could really use some advice. What is a princess supposed to do once she's found a prince she likes? With her half-sister Mia busy enjoying her honeymoon, Olivia turns to Grandmere for help.
The broken mirror: a fable, Jonathan Coe; illustrated by Chiara Coccorese.
One day Claire, to escape her quarrelsome parents, takes refuge in the dump behind her house. There she finds a broken mirror, a nasty piece of sharp glass, yet she is strangely drawn to it. She soon discovers it has the power to transform even the most drab reality into a fairy-tale world: the grey sky is reflected blue, and Claire's modest, suburban house is transformed into the most beautiful castle. As Claire grows older, always accompanied by her magic mirror, she can see her face without her teenage acne, and her town before it fell victim to thieving property developers. But, in reality, libraries are being turned into luxury flats wherever she looks, and the boy Claire loves is instead her worst enemy. Frustrated and angry with the mirror's illusions, Claire is about to destroy it when the mysterious Peter steps in: he has also found a shard of broken mirror, and so begins their journey to piece together the larger puzzle. From award-winning novelist Jonathan Coe and distinguished Italian artist Chiara Coccorese comes The Broken Mirror, a political parable for children, a contemporary fairy tale for adults, and a fable for all ages.
The care and feeding of a pet black hole, Michelle Cuevas.
Eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez finds herself in possession of a strange new pet that swallows up everything in sight when a black hole decides to follow her home from NASA one day. Stella especially likes it when Larry swallows up items that remind her of her dad who died recently and left a cosmically vast space in her heart. Stella, her little brother Cosmo, along with the help of their pet hamster Stinky Stu and Larry go on an adventure from their clawfoot tub to rescue their dog from the black hole.
The great unravel, Kent Davis.
In the past year, Ruby Teach was kidnapped, taken to a remote fortress, and experimented on by an evil scientist working for the crown. And even though she's finally been reunited with her friends, her trouble has not ended. The vile Dr. Swedenborg has created a machine that steals the life force out of the unsuspecting citizens of Philadelphi, and Ruby and her crew might be the only ones brave enough to stop him.
Sit: stories, Deborah Ellis.
The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice.
The Creakers, Tom Fletcher; illustrations by Shane Devries.
What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing! But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she's determined not to lose her mum too. She's going to get her back and nothing is going to stop her, except maybe the Creakers.
Monster, human, other, Laurel Gale.
Isaac; a wolf-like clepsit from a human family, and Wren; a human living with a clepsit family, must band together when an army of vorcans rises from underground, intent on waging war.
Scar Island, Dan Gemeinhart.
Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys, a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free–and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.
The Mediterranean, Armin Greder; [translation by Brigid Maher].
A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns.
Father Christmas and me, Matt Haig with illustrations by Chris Mould.
It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday even in July and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late.
The legend of Shadow High, Shannon Hale and Dean Hale.
A dangerous story is bubbling and almost all the Narrators are scared to tell it. Cracks in the World of Stories are spreading, and the ominous Shadow High is gaining power. Only one young, brave Narrator, Brooke Page, is ready to tell this tale. As the first cracks show, Frankie and Draculaura are accidentally transported to Ever After High, where they meet Raven Queen and Apple White. After the girls recover from the shock of learning that fairytales and monsters are real, they discover that the Evil Queen has escaped her mirror prison in search of the ultimate power, hidden in Shadow High. Frankie, Raven, Draculaura, Apple, and Brooke must stop the Evil Queen and save the World of Stories from the evil that lurks in Shadow High!
Red moon rising, Erin Hunter.
The Wild Pack is in high spirits after rescuing Alpha and Beta's pups. Only Storm believes that danger still walks among them and it won't be long before the traitor dog strikes again. She must convince her Packmates to stand together against the most malicious and elusive enemy they have ever known before terror and doubt tear them apart.
Zach King: my magical life, Zach King; illustrated by Beverly Arce.
Everyone in Zach King's family has a magical power. His father can turn back time, his sister can turn invisible, and his mother can transform any object into something else. And Zach, well, he hasn't found his magical power yet and his family is growing worried that he's been "skipped. So his parents decide to stop homeschooling him in magical arts and send him instead to a regular middle school with regular kids.
The gift of Dark Hollow, Kieran Larwood; illustrated by David Wyatt.
Podkin, Paz and Pook continue their fight against the Gorm.
Invisible Emmie, Terri Libenson.
This debut novel from US cartoonist Terri Libenson follows two girls who could not seem more different: shy, observant, wallflower Emmie; and loud, popular, cheery Katie. What both girls do have in common are their strong feelings for the same boy, Tyler Ross. Then Emmie's very private, very embarrassing scribbles fall into the wrong hands.
Predator vs prey, Lisa McMann; [illustrations by Brandon Dorman].
Charlie Wilde's dad has been abducted by masked figures who might not even be completely human. And it will take more than her incredible bracelet which gives her powers from the animal kingdom to rescue him. Luckily, Charlie's friends now have bracelets of their own with all-new abilities they just have to work through a few issues first. Maria's device has hair-raising side effects. Mac can't wait to hack into his. And their frenemy, Kelly, swears hers is a dud. If Charlie is going to have any hope of saving her dad and the world from their beastly foes, she'll have to help her friends master their powers and come together as a team.
Abby in Wonderland, Sarah Mlynowski.
Instead of the usual fairy tale, Abby finds herself in the middle of a book, Alice in Wonderland, with two of her friends, plus bossy Penny (who is definitely not a friend), and in order to get back to reality she must solve a curious riddle, find one of her friends who is missing, and somehow avoid getting her head cut off by the Red Queen; and figure out what she is going to tell the other girls if they ever get out of Wonderland.
The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty; illustrations by Kelly Canby.
"I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates. This did not bother me as much as you might think, I hardly knew my parents." Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She's had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons and no adventures, thank you very much. But Bronte's parents have left extremely detailed (and bossy) instructions for Bronte in their will. The instructions must be followed to the letter, or disaster will befall Bronte's home. She is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts. There is a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard and a veterinarian aunt who specialises in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship together and a former rockstar aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. Now, armed with only her parents' instructions, a chest full of strange gifts and her own strong will, Bronte must journey forth to face dragons, Chief Detectives and pirates and the gathering suspicion that there might be something more to her extremely inconvenient quest than meets the eye.
Mustaches for Maddie, Chad Morris and Shelly Brown.
Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old girl. Well, except for the fake mustaches she carries in her pocket. She likes to make people laugh and slapping on a mustache, especially a fuzzy pink or neon green one, always gets a smile. Maddie hopes that the class queen, Cassie, will find her mustaches as funny as she does and want to play with her at recess. She's been self-conscious lately because her right arm only feels normal when it's curled against her chest and she's constantly tripping over her feet. But that's probably just part of growing up and not something weird, right? When Maddie's arm continues to bother her, her parents take her to a doctor who gives them a shocking diagnosis: the cause of the abnormal behavior of her limbs is a brain tumor and she must have surgery to remove it. She's understandably afraid as he describes the procedure, but knows she must find a way to be brave and must face her fears, all of them, at the hospital, at home and at school. She will need all of her courage not only to face her illness, but also to face Cassie at school.
Emily the Dreadfuls and the Dead Skin Gang, Bill Nagelkerke.
Emily, the hero of 'Emily's Penny Dreadful', is back. She has an idea for a new 'dreadful' story, this time all about a group of burglars who call themselves the Dead Skin Gang. At the same time, Emily starts her own gang, the Dreadfuls. Her best friend Robin, isn't too keen on joining, while Uncle Raymond doesn't like all the noise the Dreadfuls make. But then the next door neighbour's dog goes missing, and the Dreadfuls (and Uncle Raymond) have a job to do.
In the deep blue sea, Bill Nye & Gregory Mone; illustrated by Nick Iluzada.
Jack, his genius siblings, and inventor Hank Witherspoon go to Hawaii and help technology billionaire Ashley Hawking find out who is sabotaging her revolutionary electric plant that harvests energy from the deep ocean. Includes facts about the deep ocean, the scientific process, and green power, as well as instructions for an experiment.
The ship of the dead, Rick Riordan.
Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.
Bah! Humbug!, Michael Rosen; illustrated by Tony Ross.
This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of 'A Christmas Carol', the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it's likely his father won't stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story's message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father's distracted heart?
Beast & crown, Joel Ross.
Boot boy Ji is tired of scrubbing soles and untangling shoelaces. He doesn't want to bow and scrape. All he wants is freedom–for himself and his friends. He decides to risk everything for a chance to accompany a young nobleman to the Diadem Rite, a magical ritual that chooses the heir to the Summer Crown. Ji doesn't care about crowns or ceremonies, but he vows that this trip will grant him and his friends new lives, far away from boots and bowing. What Ji doesn't know is that he and his friends have a dangerous part to play in the Diadem Rite. One that will change them forever.
A garden of lilies: improving tales for young minds by Prudence A Goodchild: from the world of Stella Montgomery, Judith Rossell.
In Wormwood Mire, award-winning author Judith Rossell introduced us to the lessons of fictitious Victorian writer Prudence A Goodchild. Now the book comes to life as the perfect gift for any Stella Montgomery fan. Children,listen and take heed, As this little book you read. All your evil ways amend, Or you will meet a dreadful end. From the bestselling world of Stella Montgomery comes an illustrated alphabet of startling cautionary tales for the discerning young reader. Filled with uncommon facts for the novice conversationalist, prudent advice for house and garden, and rigorous lessons in etiquette and manners, A Garden of Lilies will transform any wayward child into the very picture of Victorian decorum and grace.
The explorer, Katherine Rundell; illustrated by Hannah Horn.
Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England when the plane they're on crashes in the Amazon jungle and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.
The portal and the veil, Ted Sanders; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
Horace and his friends discover their talismans of power may be dying out. Now the race is on to save their way of life and the world as we know it.
The land of Neverendings, Kate Saunders.
Emily felt wide awake, but this had to be a dream. A soft light glowed from the middle of Holly's empty bed. It came from a little tent; striped red and white, not more than knee-height, and with shadows moving about inside it. Never in all her life would Emily forget the strangeness of what she saw next. When Emily's sister Holly dies, she is surprised to find that she misses her toy bear, Bluey, almost as much as Holly. Bluey was Holly's constant companion, and Emily used to make up stories about him and his escapades in the magical (and very silly) world of Smockeroon to entertain her. And the only person who seems to understand Emily's grief is Ruth, her kindly next-door neighbour. But then very strange things start to happen. Emily dreams of talking toys visiting her bedroom, telling her that they have come from Smockeroon, and have a message for her from Bluey. A terrible black toad, who stinks of sadness, begins to stalk Ruth's house. And when a parade of penguins wearing plastic moustaches marches through their kitchen, well, Emily has to begin to wonder whether this is all a dream after all. But why are the toys here, and what could Bluey possibly be trying to tell her?
Click'd, Tamara Ireland Stone.
Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click'd pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about Click'd. Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt all before she steps on stage to present Click'd to the judges?
The real McCoys, Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr.
Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world's greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps beloved school mascot Eddie the Owl, Moxie is on the case?but she's forced to fly solo now that her best friend (and crime-solving partner) has moved away. Moxie must interview her classmates?both as potential new best friends and as possible suspects. She finds clues and points fingers but can't save the owl on her own. Enter Moxie's little brother, Milton. Quiet, cautious, and boring as a butter knife, he's a good listener. Can the Real McCoys form an unlikely alliance and solve the crime of the century?
Those eco-pirate kids, Jon Tucker; illustrated by the author (with help from some of those kids).
"Fin has always been passionate about fishing, so when he discovers an illegal net full of undersized fish in Sydney's northern waterways, his first reaction is to empty it. The subsequent events turn a joint Kiwi-Australian family holiday into a rather more complex experience"–Back cover.
Those shipwreck kids, Jon Tucker; illustrated by the author (with help from some of those kids).
When a Tasmanian sailing family anchors near an old wrecked hulk in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, the kids discover a strangely abandoned campsite nearby, with plates of uneaten food and young childrens toys still visible under the mould and cockroaches. Their curiosity leads to an investigation which adds a layer of intrigue to their anticipated fun-llled experiences in an unfamiliar foreign land. A thought-provoking Ransome- inspired tale with strong appeal to adventure-loving readers in the nine to ninety-nine age bracket. Underlying its clear environmental theme is the conclusion that freedom and responsibility go hand in hand.
Bad dad, David Walliams; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Bad Dad is about a boy named Frank whose dad is thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery. Frank hatches a daring plan to break his father out of prison for the night so they can put the stolen money back. But will the evil crime boss Mr Big stop them?
Little Bigfoot, big city, Jennifer Weiner.
After discovering that she is not human, twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair is on a mission to find out who and what she is, but she must do it alone because her best friend Millie Maximus, an undersized Bigfoot who lives in the forest near Alice's school in upstate New York, is focused on fulfilling her dream to sing for a nationally televised talent competition.
The adventurer's guide to dragons: (and why they keep biting me), Wade Albert White; illustrations by Mariano Epelbaum.
Anne and her best friends Penelope and Hiro are tasked with an unwanted quest that could start a war between the Hierarchy and the dragon clan, and so to avoid disaster and save the world, the three friends must face dragon trials, defeat robots, and circumvent bureaucracy.
Hetty Feather's Christmas, Jacqueline Wilson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught, but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other.
Saturdays with Hitchcock, Ellen Wittlinger.
Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay, but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself.

Picture Books

Moomin's seek and find finger-trail book, [characters and artwork are the original creation of Tove Jansson].
Moomin is searching everywhere for Snufkin, but he is nowhere to be seen. Where could he be? Follow the finger trails on every page to explore Moominvalley and help Moomin find his best friend!
On a magical do-nothing day, Beatrice Alemagna; [translation by Jill Davis].
Sent outside by their mother on a rainy day, a child is dismayed when their handheld game falls into the pond before they encounter giant snails, wet mushrooms, and other elements that awaken them to the sensory aspects of nature.
Goodnight, Mr. Panda, Steve Antony.
Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly.
Baby's very first slide and see Christmas, [illustrated by Stella Baggott].
Little children will love moving the sliders and watching the festive scenes come to life. As well as the sliders, there are numerous die- cut holes and fingertrails, all different shapes and sizes, for children to explore too. Brilliant for developing essential motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Lucie Goose, Danny Baker; illustrated by Pippa Curnick.
Lucie Goose lives all alone in a house at the edge of the woods. She has never met or spoken to another animal of any sort until a wolf, bear and lion turn up on her doorstep and go Rraaaarrrrrr! She should start screaming. She should run away. But Lucie Goose isn't very good at being scared. What will she do?
Pup and bear, Kate Banks; illustrated by Naoko Stoop.
A stranded wolf cub is rescued and raised by a loving polar bear, and years later when he is grown into a wolf and on his own, he comes upon a lost polar bear cub, and the cycle begins again.
Kevin, written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph.
Every child needs a friend like Kevin, even if Sid only needs him to take the blame. But Kevin is about to show Sid that while he might be imaginary, his feelings are very real. If you believe in your friends, they can bring some of their magic to your world too.
Pig the fibber, Aaron Blabey.
He's back! But this time Pig, the world's greediest Pug, is telling great big lies. Won't he ever learn?
Stomp! Stomp!: with big flaps to lift, Sebastien Braun.
Featuring dinosaur noises, this is the next book in a stunning series of casebound, lift-the-flap board books for babies and toddlers.
Hide and seek, Anthony Browne.
When their dog goes missing, Tom and Mary play hide and seek to distract themselves. Mary counts to ten and looks for Tom but she can't find him anywhere. But then there's a rustling from the woods, maybe someone else can help her find him.
My mum, Anthony Browne.
Miffy goes flying, Dick Bruna; [English translation Patricia Crampton].
Miffy's uncle has come to visit and is going to take her on a trip. They fly up high and see the world from above.
There's going to be a baby, John Burningham, Helen Oxenbury.
A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.
Choo Choo: the story of a little engine who ran away, Virginia Lee Burton.
Once upon a time there was a little train and her name was Choo Choo.
I want to go first!, Richard Byrne.
As the littlest elephant, Elphie should be last in line to reach the watering hole at the back of the book, but with the reader's help that may change.
Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!, Emma Chichester Clark.
A Christmas themed best seller about Lily and her beloved Blue Kangaroo! It's Christmas Eve, and Lily is excitedly wondering if Father Christmas will come. She has made cards for everyone, helped to decorate the house and put presents under the tree. But Blue Kangaroo doesn't have a present for Lily, and he lies awake worrying.
This little kiwi went to market, illustrated by Renee Chin.
"What have Kiwi's little friends been planning for him while he's away at the market? ... A re-imagining of this classic nursery rhyme"–Publisher information.
Count with Maisy, cheep, cheep, cheep!, Lucy Cousins.
It's bedtime but where have all of Mummy Hen's chicks gone? Maisy is soon on the case to search for them, and you can help too! Lift the flaps along the way to see who's hiding in the stable, in the tractor, or up in the apple tree. Cluck, cluck, cheep, cheep find all ten chicks and make sure that they get home safely!
Maisy's first 123, Lucy Cousins.
Lovable Maisy Mouse is counting her favourite animals. Help her count one, two, three, four, five. Butterflies, tortoises, fizzy fish, swirly snails and one stripy tiger will guide you through your first numbers.
Maisy's tractor: a Maisy shaped board book, Lucy Cousins.
Maisy's busy on her farm in this delightful tractor-shaped book of fun and learning! Chug, chug! Jump on board Maisy's tractor as she ploughs the field, feeds and milks the cows, and brings the lambs back to the barn. But, wait one moment one of the lambs has gone missing! Will Maisy be able to find her woolly friend? Find out in this baa-rilliant chunky board book! You can visit Maisy's amazing website for activities, newsletters, games and more. It features a super- sturdy, wipe-clean board book complete with sound words to encourage interactive play!
Tiny tantrum, Caroline Crowe, [illustrated by] Ella Okstad.
Tiny Tantrum is the happiest girl around-as long as she's getting her own way! But when it's time to clean up, or take a bath, or put on her coat, she throws a terrible tantrum. Then one day, friendly monsters show up. Could they be just what Tiny needs to tame her tantrums?
There was an old bloke who swallowed a bunny, P. Crumble, [illustrated by] Louis Shea.
There was an old bloke who swallowed a bunny. I don't know why he swallowed that bunny. Crikey, that's funny! The Old Bloke is loose on the farm and all the animals are on the menu! Can they catch sight of the master of disguise in time to avoid being his lunch? Surely he'll explode!
There was an old lady who swallowed an egg, P. Crumble; illustrated by Louis Shea.
There was an old lady who swallowed an egg. I don't know why she swallowed the egg, I'm not pulling your leg! Find out just why the Old Lady swallowed the egg and much, much, more!
Little critters, Xavier Deneux.
This book teaches first words having to do with bugs and insects, using a combination of word clusters and simple, raised die-cut shapes on a left-hand page mirrored in the debossed forms of the right
Llama Llama holiday drama, Anna Dewdney.
Llama Llama becomes overwhelmed as Christmas preparations progress, until his mother reminds him of the real gift the holiday brings.
Super Manny stands up!, written by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.
Every day after school, Manny saves the world from formidable foes. Zombie bears, evil cloud monsters, and alien robots with laser beam eyes are no match for Super Manny. But when Manny encounters a real-life nemesis in the school cafeteria, will he be able to summon his superhero strength to save the day?
Rabbit's nap: a lift-the-flap book, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler.
Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap?
Father Christmas heard a parp, Olaf Falafel.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and the North Pole was ringing with the sound of parps! Join him to discover who's been at the brussels sprouts, and recreate the different parps he hears along the way!
Snappsy the alligator (and his best friend forever!) (probably), words by Julie Falatko; pictures by Tim Miller.
Snappsy the alligator wants to spend a quiet evening reading, but a pesky chicken who insists he is Snappsy's best friend will not leave him alone.
Socks for Mr Wolf: a woolly adventure around Ireland, Tatyana Feeney.
Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance. But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks. Until one day, a hole appears in one. What can he do? Follow the rather dapper Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!
A small blue whale, story by Beth Ferry; pictures by Lisa Mundorff.
A small blue whale learns the meaning of friendship.
Bathroom boogie, written by Clare Foges; illustrated by Al Murphy.
When the children go to school and the adults go to work, the Bathroom Boogie starts up and all your favourite bathroom friends come alive! The shower creates a rain dance, whilst the mouthwash back-flips and the toothbrushes bop and rave to the hot tap's funky beat!
Ten little fingers and ten little toes, Mem Fox; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury.
Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!, Laurie Friedman; illustrated by Kathryn Durst.
Mary Christmas wants to love Christmas as much as her family does, but their over-the-top preparations embarrass her until she comes up with a way to share their enthusiasm.
It's my pond, Claire Garralon; translated by Sarah Ardizzone.
Wow, nice pond! Colourful ducks too. But whose pond is it?
Lucía the luchadora, Cythina Leonor Garza; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.
Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her 'girls can't be superheroes', suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.
Chapatti moon, Pippa Goodhart, Lizzie Finlay.
Mrs Kapoor and a whole host of animals and friends give chase to a cheeky chapatti in this hilarious modern take on the runaway pancake story. Follow the trail of the chapatti as it bounces and bursts through the book; where will its adventure end?
You choose in space, Nick Sharrat & Pippa Goodhart.
Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch? The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children to make their own stories time and again.
The cranky caterpillar, story and pictures by Richard Graham.
When little Ezra finds a sad and cranky caterpillar living in an old piano, she tries to cheer him up.
The naughtiest reindeer takes a bow, Nicki Greenberg.
While all the other reindeer are sleeping, Ruby sneaks off with the present-laden sleigh in an attempt to get a head-start on the Christmas deliveries. Disaster! So when she crash-lands at George and Amelia's house, she abandons the presents to join them in the school concert. What could possibly go wrong? And what will Santa do when he discovers his sleigh (and all the presents) are missing? Will he be able to save Christmas?
Dr. Tenth: Christmas surprise!, originated by Roger Hargreaves; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
The greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse continues with this Christmas adventure starring the Tenth Doctor and fan-favourite companion, Donna! Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this fun and charming Christmas story.
The snow lion, Jim Helmore and Richard Jones.
When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend The Snow Lion. He's as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it's soon time for Caro to venture out on her own.
Doug: the bug that went boing!, Sue Hendra.
Doug and Trevor are best friends who love playing in the garden. But one day Doug gets dug up! Stuck at the top of a tower block can Doug find his way back to his friend or will he be trapped forever?
Simon sock, written by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet; illustrated by Nick East.
Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair, except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? An hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership.
Dress up with Ted, Sophy Henn.
Ted's creative imagination takes him on awesome adventures, where will he go today? Lift the flaps to find out where Ted's creative imagination will take him.
Time to go with Ted, Sophy Henn.
Time to go, Ted! We're popping to the park! What will Ted get up to when he's out and about? Ted's creative imagination takes him on awesome adventures, lift the flaps to find out where he will go today?
Where bear?, Sophy Henn.
Tells the story of a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home.
Bruce's big move, Ryan T. Higgins.
With four geese, three mice, and a very grumpy bear all crowded into one den, Bruce is ready for a new home.
He tino taonga, nā David Hill ngā korero; nā Nikki Slade Robinson ngā pikitia.
Kei rāwāhi te pāpā o Oscar, he hōia ia. Ahakoa te uaua o te noho tawhiti o tōna pāpā, kei te mōhio pū a Oscar, he tangata mana nui tōna pāpā.
The glassmaker's daughter, written by Dianne Hofmeyr; illustrated by Jane Ray.
Princess Daniela is grumpy and never laughs, and her father promises a beautiful glass palace to the man who can make her laugh. The best glassmakers in the city create a swirling tower of a palace, and men come from far and wide to try their luck in amusing Princess Daniela. But Maestro Filippino with his swords and snakes, and Signore Guisepe with his growling carved tiger and Professore Alchemista with his secret potions cannot raise a smile from the princess. It is only when young Angelo pulls a molten goblet out of the fire, splits it and spreads it with slivers of silvery mercury to create a secret object that the princess breaks into a smile.
Hole in the zoo, Chloë and Mick Inkpen.
At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through. Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air.
Wibbly Pig picks a pet, Mick Inkpen.
If you could have any pet at all, what would you choose? Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried that Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a really boring rabbit at the pet shop. Surely an elephant, a bear or a dinosaur would be much more exciting?
I hear a pickle: (and smell, see, touch, and taste it, too!), Rachel Isadora.
Children explore their five senses, learning what they can see, smell, hear, touch, and taste.
Here we are: notes for living on planet Earth, Oliver Jeffers.
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've just got here. Your head will be full of questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live in it. From land to sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey.
The great paper caper, Oliver Jeffers.
When tree branches begin disappearing and paper airplanes are left in their place, the forest creatures carry out an investigation to find the culprit who has been stealing their homes.
One piece of string, Marthe Jocelyn.
A wordless board book that follows the journey of one piece of string as it comes untied from a package and transforms into a swing set and many other things along the way.
One red button, Marthe Jocelyn.
A wordless board book that follows the journey of one red button as it falls off a jacket and transforms into a doorknob and many other things along the way.
Whose moon is that?, Kim Krans.
A picture book that shows that the wonders of the moon belong to no one, and everyone.
Leap!, JonArno Lawson; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.
A startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.
Friends for a day, Neal Layton.
Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry?
Chicken in school, Adam Lehrhaupt; illustrated by Shahar Kober.
Zoey the adventure-loving chicken sets up a classroom in the barn and appoints herself teacher, but her friend Sam the pig is nervous that she will not provide snack time.
Little hazelnut, Anne-Florence Lemasson, Dominique Ehrhard.
Squirrel drops a precious hazelnut and the snowfall buries it. The woodland animals and birds come and go, but no-one finds the nut - and in the spring a little tree sprouts in its place. A beautiful, collectible, pop-up with a simple, charming text, illustrating the passing of the seasons in a woodland landscape.
Good news, bad news, Jeff Mack.
While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view. Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad.
The Christmas tree tangle, Margaret Mahy; illustrated by Sarah Davis.
Goodness gracious what do I see? The kitten has climbed the Christmas tree! Help! Amid mewing, barking, bleating and squealing, the other animals try to save the little kitten. But soon all her rescuers are well and truly stuck! How will they get down?
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, what do you see?, Bill Martin, Jr.; pictures by Eric Carle.
Illustrations and rhyming text portray a young bear searching for its mother and meeting many North American animals along the way.
Stories, rhymes and fun for the very young, Margaret Mayo.
Enjoy story time together with this colourful collection of favourite rhymes, lively short stories and original poems. Bursting with rhythm, sound, colour and fun, there's something new to discover on each page, from lively short stories to bouncy rhymes and poems. Created by Margaret Mayo, a much-loved storyteller for the very young, it contains family favourites, such as Five Little Ducks and Speckledy Hen Bakes a Cake; as well as her own fun twists on traditional stories and rhymes, including This Little Piggy and The Enormous Turnip. With bright bold artwork from over twenty leading children's illustrators including the best-selling Lydia Monks, Lauren Child and Tony Ross and a foiled hardback cover, this fun-packed nursery collection is a book for every family, to be loved, shared and treasured.
Elmer and the tune, David McKee.
When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either, and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?
I need a new bum: and other stories, Dawn McMillan; illustrated by Ross Kinnaird.
I need a new bum! Fun and just a bit naughty, this is a laugh-out-loud picture book that follows a boy who discovers his bum has a crack and sets out to choose a new one. Should he get one that's blue or yellow spotted? A Chevy bum, a rocket bum that's all fire and thrust, or a robo-bum? The options are endless but wait, Dad's bum crack is showing too. Maybe this is contagious. I Need a New Bum is a bestseller from an award-winning author and illustrator combination.
Seagull Sid and the naughty things his seagulls did! Seagull Sid and his friends are sick of looking at all the rubbish that people leave at the beach so they set out to clean up the mess themselves.
Doggy doo on my shoe. Who do you blame for those mysterious smells?
Who loves me?, David McPhail.
As Walter and Mama gather blueberries for a pie, little Walter asks, over and over, "Who loves me" Mama tells Walter how much Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa love him. She tells him about how much his aunts and friends and pets love him, too. But, when the pie is ready, Walter knows the list cannot be complete. Who else loves him? Mama, of course! She loves him more than anything.
Classic rhymes for kiwi kids, Peter Millett and Scott Tulloch.
A classic Kiwi spin to some all-time favourite nursery rhymes. The Grand Old Duke of York becomes The Grand Old Knight Sir Ed, Pop! goes the weasel becomes Pop! goes the cheezel and it's Auckland Bridge, not London Bridge that is falling down.
Snow penguin, Tony Mitton; [illustrated by] Alison Brown.
In the frozen Antarctic, one curious little penguin decides to explore the ice and the snow and the sea. On his travels he sees two blue whales, a family of sea lions and a whole school of orca, but soon Penguin starts to miss his own family. Sometimes coming home is the best adventure of all.
Capsicum, Capsi go, Toby Morris.
Capsicum, a bright red pepper, is on a holiday. He has many adventures before returning home.
Words and your heart, Kate Jane Neal.
Your words are amazing! This book is about your heart. The little bit inside of you that makes you, you! A very timely book about the power of words and how we use them. Told through the eyes of Pip and Cat, this book beautifully demonstrates the importance of what we say both positive and negative.
Circle, triangle, elephant: a book of shapes & surprises, Kenji Oikawa & Mayuko Takeuchi.
Circle, triangle elephant!? A big book of shapes, with a bit of silliness mixed in.
The snack, [Jan Ormerod & Freya Blackwood].
Meet Maudie, a plucky young girl, and her friend Bear, a gentle giant with a heart of gold. In The Snack Maudie is pernickety when it comes to setting up a morning tea spread with Bear.
There's nothing to do!, written by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt.
Bored and unable to find anything to do, Frog asks his friends for suggestions and discovers that sometimes doing nothing is best.
The forest folk, Madeleine Rogers; [text, Jason Hook].
Five animals; a brown bear, wolf, squirrel, otter and deer, are explored through rhyme and pictures. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment.
The sky guys, Madeleine Rogers; [text Jason Hook].
Five birds; a flamingo, owl, hummingbird, albatross and pelican, are explored through rhyme and pictures. With two spreads dedicated to each bird, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover.
I don't want to wash my hands!, Tony Ross.
The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about the nasties, the dirties and all the other horrible things that lurk and make you ill.
I want snow!, Tony Ross.
Princess' mother the Queen is in Antarctica counting penguins, and sends a picture back to the Princess, who wants everyone in the palace to come up with some snow for her! Until she realizes she hates winter.
Kid Amazing vs. the Blob, Josh Schneider.
A brave superhero defuses a threat from his arch nemesis (aka his baby sister) by using clever gadgets, superhuman senses, and, ultimately, his brotherly love.
Secret Agent Splat!, Rob Scotton.
Splat notices that his favorite wooden ducks keep going missing can Secret Agent Splat solve the mystery?
Plip, the umbrella man, David Sire, Thomas Baas; [translation from the French by David Wilson].
The constant rain gets Plip so down that he decides to become an umbrella. But even as an umbrella man, life isn't always easy. With his story of Plip, author David Sire explores important facets in life including doubt, love, and confidence. To emphasise the inner workings of Plip's psyche, illustrator Thomas Baas works only with cool blue tones and one warm red. The metaphor of rain and its various meanings inspire young readers to think about how they deal with their own emotions.
It's my birthday, Liesbet Slegers.
It's Kevin's birthday. In this book, half pages hide and reveal what happens on this very special day.
The dinosaur's return, Kristina Stephenson.
By the light of a silvery moon, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his faithful friends are heading for Thunder Mountain. Their mission? To take a little dinosaur home. But the biggest adventure ever lies in store. Join our brave young knight and his faithful friends as their adventure leads them towards a volcano that might erupt at any moment and into the middle of a dinosaur stampede! Can Sir Charlie save the day again and help the lost dinosaur safely home?
Are you there little fox?, [written by Sam Taplin; illustrated by Emily Dove].
In this beautifully illustrated hide-and-seek series, children can "spot" the fox through a hole on each page but when they turn the page it isn't the fox at all! Very young children will love searching for the elusive fox, and all the charming details and other animals they discover along the way.
Oskar and Mo, Britta Teckentrup.
Britta Teckentrup delighted children around the world when she introduced them to Oskar, the charming raven who loves the ocean, snow, books, the sun, and the rain. Oskar Loves was named one of the best children's books of 2016 by School Library Journal. Now Oskar has a new friend, Mo. Featuring the same gorgeous colors and geometric collages that have made Teckentrup such a popular author and illustrator worldwide, this story will speak to young readers, who will learn about the many forms friendship takes while enjoying Teckentrup's beautiful illustrations.
The elephant in the room, James Thorp and [illustrated by] Angus Mackinnon.
Edward Lear meets "Yellow Submarine" in this superb new picture book with rhyming text creating a verbal game of cause and effect, while the illustrations give it a surreal twist. It starts with an "oops", a "look out" and a "crash" then in walks Father Giant with his quivering moustache. Someone has smashed Father Giant's favourite elephant. It wasn't Olive and her brother Grub. Nor was it the naughty newt, the laughing lady or the yucky yak. So who is the culprit? A magnificently madcap mystery that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Apples for little Fox, Ekaterina Trukhan.
Fox loves to read mysteries; he wants to be a detective someday! He goes to the library every morning and collects delicious apples to eat on his way home. But one day, all the apples are missing! What could have happened to them? Fox is so excited to crack his first case. Follow along as he searches for clues and discovers a big surprise!
Here comes teacher Cat, Deborah Underwood; pictures by Claudia Rueda.
Cat is not so keen on stepping in as substitute teacher at Kitty School, but he's surprised by how much he's able to teach the kittens, and how much he learns from them.
Jump, leap, count sheep!: a Canadian wildlife 123, Geraldo Valério.
Count to ten with Canadian wildlife in this playful counting book. Here they come one bighorn sheep jumping, two grebes dancing, three mantids hunting, and many more Canadian critters to count! Each spread presents a number from 1 to 10, along with a playful depiction of the corresponding amount of Canadian wildlife. Each number is shown as a figure, a word, and a quantity of dots to support comprehension. Every spread also includes a lively phrase with an action verb and one other element to count. Featured wildlife includes mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and fish creatures from diverse environments across Canada. Geraldo Valério's signature paper collage illustrations are simple yet sophisticated, full of color and movement, and make counting fun! An informational spread at the end includes spot art and facts about the featured wildlife.
The whale and the snapper, words by Jo Van Dam; pictures by Richard Hoit.
The snapper swam towards the whale, and in his ear she spoke, Kia ora mate, remember me? You thought I was a joke. I may be small and you are huge, but I'll help you in your plight. I have the strongest, sharpest teeth, and through this mesh I'll bite. Kindness and courage flows two ways in this sweet-as, under-the-sea Kiwi adaptation of the traditional tale, The Lion and the Mouse.
Hattie & Hudson, Chris Van Dusen.
It's a summer day so beautiful and peaceful that Hattie, paddling in her canoe in the middle of a lake, can't help but sing. In the deep water below, a creature is lurking. He's huge and green, with a long, long neck and he rarely leaves his lair. But on this day, he hears something sweet and inviting. He hears a song. What happens when the creature rises to the surface is nothing short of magical. Can a young girl and an enormous lake monster become friends? Together, can they save the beast from the frightened townspeople, who can't see beyond the creature's massive size?
Where is Frog?, Max Velthuijs; [translator, Worek, Michael].
An interactive lift-the-flaps book full of surprises. Rabbit has come to Frog's house but where is Frog? He's hearing noises, but everywhere he looks, Frog is not there. Who is making the noise? Lift the flaps to discover Frog's animal friends hiding.
Boogie Bear, [David Walliams presents]; illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross.
Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can. Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference, in all its forms.
Meg and the Romans, Jan Pie?kowski and David Walser.
Meg and Mog meet a new friend; a Roman who is in need of help! But will Meg's spell get him to London? Find out in this colourful new adventure and find out more about what Romans were really like.
Hurricane, David Wiesner.
When a storm is raging, David and George are glad to be inside the house, snug and safe. In this spectacular picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient David Wisener, a fallen tree becomes the threshold to the limitless voyage of the imagination, which David and George share as only true friends and brothers can.
Gum, Nancy Willard; illustrated by Jeff Newman.
James and Danny are on a mission: to get the little silver race car out of the gumball machine at Mr. Wright's store. Only very, very, lucky people get both gumballs and the silver racer. It's a good thing one of James's quarters is a Canadian quarter, which just so happens to be very, very lucky. But is it lucky enough to get him that silver racer?
Stardust, Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Briony May Smith.
One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the story of the beginning of the world. Everything and everyone is made of stardust, and we all shine in different ways. It's a lesson this little girl will never forget, and one day her dream comes true, and she finally realises her ambition to become an astronaut and fly up to the stars.
The T-Rex who lost his specs!, Jeanne Willis; [illustrated by] Tony Ross.
Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel!
Hedgehugs: autumn hide and squeak, Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper.
Hattie is unhappy that trees are losing their leaves, but Horace and a squeaky new friend show her how much fun autumn can be.
Poppy and the Blooms, Fiona Woodcock.
When a group of zesty wildflower characters discover that the last green space in the city is about to be paved over, they decide they have to act! A positive, uplifting story about how the actions of even the smallest can have a big impact.
Goldy Luck and the three pandas, Natasha Yim; illustrated by Grace Zong.
One Chinese New Year, her mother sends Goldy Luck to the pandas next door with a plate of turnip cakes, but the pandas are out and disaster follows. Includes a recipe for turnip cakes and an explanation of Chinese New Year.
Fire engine man, Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha.
A young boy imagines the work he will do and the safety gear he will wear when he becomes a fireman some day, as his younger brother first watches then joins him on the job.

Younger Fiction

The racehorse who disappeared, Clare Balding; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prize-winning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation.
Beast quest: the ultimate story collection, Adam Blade.
A bumper collection of six full colour Beast Quest stories in one book. Perfect for all fans of Beast Quest!
My naughty little sister: a treasury collection, Dorothy Edwards; illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? These best-selling books are perfect for anyone with siblings of their own.
The poesy ring, Bob Graham.
It's 1830 in County Kerry, Ireland, and a gold ring is thrown into the wind by a young woman on a black horse. And as the seasons pass, and then the years, the little treasure finds itself on the most astonishing journey, finally settling at the bottom of a deep sea. Will the ring, inscribed with "love never dies", ever fulfil its destiny, and find the finger of a woman truly loved?
I want a cat, Ben Hubbard and Jason Chapman.
Would you really love a cat but don't know the first thing about how it will affect you and your family? This book gives young children aged 6+ all information they and their families need to see if they could take on this big responsibilty. The information is given through the story of Holly who is is desperate to get a cat, but the rest of his family don't think it's a good idea. /dd>
Fox in the night, Martin Jenkins; illustrated by Richard Smythe.
Fox is hungry. She waits until it's dark and then she hunts for food, using the moon and the streetlights to find her way.
Who gives a hoot?, Jacqueline Kelly with illustrations by Jennifer L. Meyer.
Calpurnia and her grandfather rescue a barn owl from the river and, with the help of Dr. Pritzker, dead mice, and some detective work, nurse it back to health.
Escape from the tower, Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore; illustrated by Kate Hindley.
Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Little Shylo Tawny-Tail is proud to call himself one of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret order who live under Buckingham Palace and fight evil across the world. But high up in London's famous skyscraper, the Shard, the horrible Ratzis are plotting to cause chaos during a visit from the President of the United States. And when the Grand Burrow is attacked and Shylo is kidnapped, it looks as though they might just manage it! Can Shylo escape in time to save the day?
The lost penguin: the story of a wayward Emperor Penguin in New Zealand, written and illustrated by A. Penguin.
A young Emperor penguin becomes ill after eating sand, and is cared for at Wellington Zoo. Based on the true story of "Happy Feet" who was found at Peka Peka on the Kapiti Coast in June 2011.
A different pond, written by Bao Phi; illustrated by Thi Bui.
As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.
Mary in America, Gwynedd Rae, [illustrated by] Clara Vulliamy.
Mary Plain is off on another adventure with her friend, Owl Man, this time to America! Join her as she wins first prize, stars in a parade in New York, catches some crooks, chases a high-speed train, rescues a small boy from drowning and becomes a Hollywood star!
Mary in London, Gwynedd Rae, [illustrated by] Clara Vulliamy.
Finding herself on an unexpected visit to her great friend the Owl Man, Mary takes London by storm! She enjoys every second, making friends, and causing Mary scenes wherever she goes. She takes every opportunity to eat as much as she possibly can, especially cream buns and meringues, and even appears in a teatime BBC radio show!
One Christmas wish, Katherine Rundell; illustrated by Emily Sutton.
It's Christmas Eve and Theo, left at home with a babysitter, sees an odd-looking star out of his window. He decides to make a wish. He wishes he had some friends to keep him company. Momemts later, the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him , ready to wreak a little havoc.
Mr. Penguin and the lost treasure, Alex T. Smith.
Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin's silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle.
The dragon prophecy: the fourth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, [text by] Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Danilo Barozzi, Silvia Bigolin, and Giuseppe Giundani; translated by Julia Heim].
Princess Sterling sends the Dragon of the Rainbow and Scribblehopper to bring Geronimo Stilton back the the Kingdom of Fantasy, because he is the hero in the dragon prophecy who will find the stolen dragon egg and restore harmony to the kingdom.
The enchanted charms: the seventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and five others]; translated by Emily Clement].
For the seventh time Geronimo Stilton finds himself in the Kingdom of Fantasy this time Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, needs him to find the seven enchanted charms before the evil Wizard of the Black Pearl can get to them.
The journey through time, Geronimo Stilton; [translated by Lidia Morson Tramontozzi].
From the Jurassic period and the dinosaurs, to a medieval castle, Geronimo Stilton and a few members of his family embark on an adventure through time in Professor von Volt's new time machine, the Mouse Mover 3000.
The journey to Atlantis, Geronimo Stilton; [text by] Thea Stilton; [illustrations by Barbara Pellizzari and Chiara Balleello; translated by Julia Heim].
When Paulina, one of the Thea Sisters, finds a strange blue-skinned boy unconscious on the beach, the sisters set out to solve the mystery of who the boy is and where he comes from and how to return him to his home.
The Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton.
Geronimo Stilton is not a sportsmouse. He prefers relaxing in an armchair. However, with the Olympics coming up, sports are all anyone in New Mouse City can talk about. And a reporter like Geronimo can't help but investigate an Olympic mystery.
The quest for paradise: the return to the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Francesco Barbieri ... [et al.]].
Invited by the Queen of the Fairies to return to her kingdom and help in the quest for the true heart of happiness, Geronimo soon finds himself on an adventurous journey riding on the wings of a rainbow-coloured dragon through seven fantastic lands.
The secret of the fairies, Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton; [illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto and Barbara Pellizzari; translated by Emily Clement].
When Thea Stilton travels to Ireland to search for a missing agent, she finds that the whole fantasy Land of Erin is being threatened by earthquakes, and soon Will Mystery and the Thea sisters follow to help her find the secret of the fairies.