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

Audio Visual

The secret life of pets, directed by Chris Renaud.
A hilarious comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Max, a terrier, has his favorite-pet status turned upside-down when his owner takes in a stray named Duke.
Welcome to Happy Valley, directed by Tony Goss.
Two estranged sisters are forced to live together when they inherit their father's struggling horse farm. The strain of reconciliation and financial difficulties put the future of the family farm in jeopardy.
Adventures of Bailey. The lost puppy, directed by Steve Franke.
On the road trip to their new home, his family makes a stop and mistakenly leaves Bailey behind. This mischievous and playful pup sets out to find his family.
Aussie & Ted's great adventure, directed by Shuki Levy.
Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing teddy bear. On their journey, the two form an unlikely bond and must trust each other to make their way home and out of harms way.
Captain Sabertooth. Pirates of the seven seas, directed by John Andreas Andersen & Lisa Marie Gamlem.
Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard a pirate ship and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Join young buccaneers Tiny and Raven along with the fearless Captain Sabertooth and his merry crew of pirates on a voyage to the legendary kingdom of Lama Rama.
Chicken Little, directed by Mark Dindal.
Chicken Little causes widespread panic about the sky falling but townspeople think it was just an acorn hitting him on the head. When a real piece of the sky lands on his head, Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic.
Garfield the cat. Lion Queen, directed by Phillipe Vidal.
Garfield, Jon, Odie and Liz are on their way to Africa after finding out that Spencer Spendigton, a super rich zoo owner wants a Manzian White Lion. Dirk Dinkum and his assistant Buckley are out to capture it. Follow Garfield, Odie, Jon and friends on their adventures through Africa on safari.
Marshall the miracle dog, directed by Jay Kanzler.
Twelve-year-old Finn endures daily torment from the bullies at his school. But his life begins to change the day that he encounters a Labrador retriever named Marshall.
Mee-Shee : the water giant, directed by John Henderson.
Mac, a fun-loving nine-year-old, will have the adventure of a lifetime when he uncovers the world's biggest secret: Mee-Shee, a lovable water giant. They will have to outsmart a team of evil hunters who threaten to take Mee-Shee away forever.
Slugterra. Return of the elementals.,
A new member has joined Eli and the Shane Gang! Junjie, once the protector of the Eastern Caverns, is a master of the slugslinging art of Slug Fu. But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang find themselves in over their heads as they race across the 99 caverns in search of the legendary Elemental Slugs. The five Elementals are ancient slugs of great power, and the forebears of all slugs found in Slugterra today.
Spy kids. All the time in the world, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Marissa Cortez Wilson has it all: married to a famous spy-hunting television reporter, with a new baby and intelligent twin step kids, Rebecca and Cecil. When maniacal Timekeeper disrupts her domestic bliss, threatening to take over the planet--Marissa comes out of retirement as a top secret agent. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action!
Furry tales, the Wiggles.
'Hair' it is, everyone-- Furry Tales 'fur' your listening pleasure! Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon are 'eggcited' with 21 wiggly songs about their naimal friends.
Pop go the Wiggles! : nursery rhymes and songs.,
Hey Diddle, Diddle, it's nursery rhymes with a Wigglestwist! Generations of children have delighted in thesenursery rhymes. And now for the first time, the fabfour of fun, Sam, Murray, Jeff and Anthony have recorded some of their favourites to delight a new generation.
Wiggle Bay, the Wiggles.
Join the Wiggles for lots of music and dancing at Wiggle Bay.
Guardians of the Galaxy. The final battle.,
The end of the universe is nigh! The Guardians have tracked the Cosmic Seed to Earth but with Ronan and Nebula hot on their heels, our heroes are in for the battle of a lifetime. Just when things were looking up for the Guardians Thanos makes his move, taking control of the Cosmic Seed and turning the Earth into his personal planetary weapon of mass destruction!
Postman Pat. Special delivery service. To the rescue!,
Postman Pat is back as Head os Special Delivery Service. His mission: to deliver anyhting, anytime, anywhere. You can always count on the Special Delivery Service to come to the rescue and save the day!
Transformers, Robots in disguise. Decepticon island.,
With the Decepticon threat growing, Optimus announces its time the Bee Team and the Away Team reunited, the Autobots, joined by an old friend, locate and investigate Decepticon Island... and unexpectedly find Steeljaw in charge of an army of Decepticons! Badly outnumbered and trapped, the Autobots desperately search for a way to take out Steeljaw and put his army of fugitives in stasis, but friction between Bumblebee and Optimus could put the mission - and all of Earth - at risk!
Harper and the Circus of Dreams, Cerrie Burnell.
Late one evening as the stars begin to twinkle, Harper and her friends are flying on the scarlet umbrella when they see a girl running on air. She leads them to the Circus of Dreams and a magical adventure!
Blink and you die, Lauren Child.
Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius you can count on her when the ice starts to crack. All good things come to an end. Ruby Redfort is running scared, a whole bunch of people want her dead and worst of all one of them is on her team. But just who is this agent of doom? You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide.
Blood & sand, Dan Scott.
After his visit to Pompeii, Lucius returns to Rome, where he and his friend Isidora look after the wild beasts that will fight-and die-in the arena. Now, to celebrate the opening of his new amphitheater, Emperor Titus has decreed 100 days of games . . . and Lucius's brother, the famous gladiator Quintus Felix, will once again face death or glory. Meanwhile, Lucius's father is still on the run. How can Lucius convince the emperor that his father is innocent?
The royal rabbits of London, Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family, his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them.
The case of the vanishing emerald, Holly Webb.
In Victorian London, Maisie Hitchins, a young detective who lives in her grandmother's boarding house, finds herself immersed in the excitement and glamour of the theatre when she investigates the theft of a valuable necklace belonging to an actress friend of a longtime boarder.
Spangles McNasty and the Tunnel of Doom, Steve Webb.
Spangles McNasty is horrible to everyone and likes to do vile things like eat cold chips out of bins and pull faces at old ladies. And would you believe it, Spangles has inherited a rollercoaster called the Tunnel of Doom!

Into Reading

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy, Tedd Arnold.
Buzz creates a comic book that features Buzz Boy and Fly Guy as the superheroes.
Fly Guy meets Fly Girl, Tedd Arnold.
When Fly Guy meets Fly Girl, he is amazed and smitten.
Fly high, fly guy!, Tedd Arnold.
Mum and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride. Zany illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a fun reading adventure for the beginner.
Hooray for Fly Guy!, Tedd Arnold.
Fly Guy joins Buzz's football team, despite Coach's misgivings, and hits the field for a special, secret play.
I spy Fly Guy!, Tedd Arnold.
Shoo, Fly Guy!, Tedd Arnold.
A pet fly searches for his favorite brown, oozy, lumpy, smelly food.
Super Fly Guy, Tedd Arnold.
Fly Guy visits the school cafeteria and gets the lunch lady fired.
Hair dos and hair don'ts, Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior illustrations by Ted Enik.
Preparing for picture day at school by choosing just the right outfit, Nancy wonders how she should style her hair and considers pigtails, a bun, and long ringlets before formulating a plan that has her reaching for the scissors.
JoJo and the big mess, Jane O'Connor ; pictures based on the art of Robin Priess Glasser ; interior illustrations by Rick Whipple.
When Daddy is unhappy about the mess after a pillow fight, JoJo thinks of the perfect gift.
Can I play too?, Mo Willems.
Elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake.
Happy Pig Day!, Mo Willems.
Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year, but Gerald the elephant is sad, thinking that he cannot join the fun.
Pigs make me sneeze!, Mo Willems.
Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?
Should I share my ice cream?, Mo Willems.
Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?


Usborne look inside how computers work, [written by Alex Frith and Rosie Dickins ; illustrated by Colin King].
Just what goes on behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic 'brain' of a computer? This colourful book has 70 flaps to lift to uncover what happens when a computer is switched on, how coding works and the story of the first computers. A fun and informative introduction to a key UK curriculum topic.
Coding for beginners using Python, written by Louie Stowell with Rosie Dickins ; illustrated by John Devolle ; designed by Matt Preston ; coding consultants, Sean Oxspring & Ben Woodhall.
An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.
Books, books, books : explore inside the greatest library on earth, Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom.
A fascinating journey through literature from the first hand-made books to Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters and the Brothers Grimm and including cookery, science and music.
Who are you? : the kid's guide to gender identity, Brook Pessin-Whedbee ; illustrated by Naomi Bardoff.
What do you like? How do you feel? Who are you? This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 3+.
How to deal with and care for your annoying little brother, written by Nia Mya Reese ; illustrations inspired by Faith Martin.
When Nia Mya was in first grade, her teacher asked them to write about something that they were an expert at. Nia Mya said that she is an expert at dealing with and taking care of her annoying little brother thus the inspiration for this book. She hopes that this book will help kids everywhere.
Ready, set baby!, Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by Qin Leng.
Big kids Anna and Oliver give young readers the inside scoop on what to expect when a new baby is expected. In a fresh picture book/comic style, Ready, Set Baby offers up a funny, loving, reassuring peek into life as a big brother or sister with solid information, kid-friendly humour, and even tips for parents on how to help kids thrive when the new baby arrives.
Sisters, Raina Telgemeier with color by Braden Lamb.
Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years but when their family starts to change, they realize they must figure out how to get along like real sisters.
Heads up money, written by Marcus Weeks ; consultant, Derek Braddon.
Does money make the world go round? Can money buy happiness? What would happen if a bank simply printed more money?
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams : inspired by Navajo folklore, Gwen Jackson ; [illustrated by Lissa Calvert].
A little black bear and his forest friends gather materials for Spider Woman, a holy woman in Navajo/Din' culture and folklore, to weave a blanket of dreams for his winter's hibernation.
Ancient stories for modern times : 50 short wisdom tales for all ages, retold by Faye Mogensen.
Fifty lively and engaging stories from around the world explore a broad range of life lessons. The collection includes reflection questions, story maps, and an index of themes and principles.
Yokki and the Parno Gry, Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby ; illustrated by Marieke Nelissen.
When a Traveler family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of a magical white horse. A traditional Traveler-family folk tale which inspires hope and celebrates creativity. Told by a Romani storyteller together with a picture book author to positively reflect Traveling cultures.
Fantastic beasts & where to find them, Newt Scamander [i.e. J. K. Rowling].
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's classic compendium of magical creatures, has delighted generations of wizarding readers. Now, in this updated edition with a new foreword by Newt himself and the unveiling of six beasts little known outside the American wizarding community, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Thunderbird lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why shiny objects should always be kept away from the Niffler.
The Earth book, Jonathan Litton ; illustrated by Thomas Hegbrook.
Explore the incredible place we call home! Marvel at the physical planet, learn how the weather works, meet some of the most influential people from the past and present, and much more. Examine every corner of the Earth, from outer space to underground and from the Maasai Steppe to Manhattan.
Prehistoric sea beasts, Matthew Rake ; illustrated by Simon Mendez.
Great White Sharks are gigantic but what else used to swim in the oceans that might be bigger? Readers will discover fascinating creatures and compare their incredible sizes to modern day settings.
You can be a paleontologist!, Scott D. Sampson.
Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery!
Usborne big picture book outdoors, Minna Lacey ; illustrated by Rachel Stubbs and John Russell ; designed by Lucy Wain.
There are birds, butterflies and plants to spot by a river, in the fields or on a city ramble, and pages on the seasons and creatures to look out for after dark.
An animal ABC, Alice Pattullo.
'Y is for Yak, like a cow with long hair Z is for Zebra, so stripey you might stare' Based on the amazing solo exhibition of Alice Pattullo's ABC screen-printed collection, this is a stunning art book and reference book for children and even adults to keep.
Wild animals of the south, Dieter Braun ; [translation by Jen Calleja].
A gorgeously illustrated bestiary of the Southern Hemisphere's most fascinating animals, matched with witty and biologically accurate descriptions.
Amazing animal babies, Chris Packham ; illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.
A beautiful, fact-filled picture book by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham, stunningly illustrated by Harry Potter cover artist Jason Cockcroft.
Whose feet are these?, Gillian Candler ; illustrated by Fraser Williamson.
Can you recognise an animal by its feet? From kākāpo and tuatara to the less well known short-tailed bat and peripatus, the feet of New Zealand's native animals come in all different shapes and sizes.
The egg, Britta Teckentrup.
Since the beginning of time the egg has been an object of fascination to humankind. It has been worshipped in religion and mythology as the source of all life around the world.
Feathers and hair, what animals wear, written by Jennifer Ward ; illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong.
Explores through illustrations and descriptive, rhyming text the feathers, fur, skin and hair of different animals and what they reveal about the science behind each animal's physique.
Animals behaving badly, Nicola Davies with illustrations by Adam Stower.
Meet five animals on their beastliest behaviour in this funny and absorbing narrative non-fiction title from award-winning author Nicola Davies.
Animal journeys, written by Patricia Hegarty ; illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle.
Discover how animals adapt to their environments to help them thrive and survive in this beautifully illustrated journal of amazing animal journeys.
Martin Brown's lesser spotted animals.,
Find out all about the brilliant beasts you never even knew existed. Bison are banned and tigers are taboo! Say goodbye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah and poo poo to the panda. The world of lesser spotted animals starts here.
Ocean : undulating creatures of the deep, created by Dan Kainen ; written by Carol Kaufmann.
The magical follow-up to Safari, Ocean uses the same lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid full-colour movies onto a book page and offers a glimpse of the world under the sea with eight beautiful photicular images by artist Dan Kainen.
Insects : the most fun bug book ever, Sneed B. Collard III.
Presents a look at insects, describing their physical features, defense mechanisms, communication skills, life cycle, predatory behavior, and the adaptation abilities that make them one of the most successful life forms on Earth.
Bugs, Hannah Wilson ; [illustrator, Peter Liddiard].
Get set to see the biggest, scariest and most awesome bugs of the world come to life right in front of your eyes, thanks to the power of Digital Magic. Watch a Goliath bird-eating tarantula crawl across your table, a Giant Wetapunga Cricket jump on your friend's hand, two Hercules Beetles battling against each other, the world's biggest butterfly flutter around your bedroom, and much more! The book comes to life using the latest technology of augmented reality with the free companion app. All you need is a smartphone or tablet.
Weird butterflies & moths, text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent.
There are more than 200,000 species of butterflies and moths. Many, in fact, are still uncategorized. This fascinating book reveals a rare and close up look at the odd beauty and behaviour of some of the strangest of these tiny creatures. Despite their large numbers, the world of these particularly weird insects exists largely hidden from our view.
Sharks, author and consultant, Sarah Fowler.
Sharks teaches kids everything they would want to know about the world of sharks. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts and keep them coming back for more! For any kid that can't get enough of shark facts, DKfindout! Sharks is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of all their favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks.
Robins! : how they grow up, Eileen Christelow.
Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout North America and celebrated as one of the first signs of spring. But there's a lot about them that most people don't know! In this visually stunning picture book that features comic-book panels combined with painterly illustrations, Eileen Christelow tells the story of two young robins' first year, and reveals plenty of little-known facts that are sure to captivate young naturalists.
Otis the owl, Mary Holland.
In beautifully detailed photographs, Mary Holland captures the first few months of a baby owl's life. The huge eyes and fluffy feathers will steal the hearts of readers as they learn how barred owl parents ready their young owlets for the big world outside the nest. Follow along as Otis learns to eat, fights with his sister, and prepares for flight.
Sea otter heroes : the predators that saved an ecosystem, Patricia Newman.
Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery.
Technology, Studio Muti ; researched by Simon Rogers.
A miscellany of incredible information visualised in infographic art. Understand the facts in the blink of an eye!
Motor girls : how women took the wheel and drove boldly into the twentieth century, Sue Macy ; forward by Danica Patrick.
Come along for a joy ride in this tribute to the daring women -- Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century -- who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change.
Exploring Space : from Galileo to the Mars Rover and beyond, written by Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty.
A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel. The extraordinary story of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the launch of the International Space Station - and beyond!
Mission to Pluto : the first visit to an ice dwarf and the Kuiper belt, Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman.
Follow a spacecraft the size of a piano, named New Horizons, on the first ever spacecraft mission to Pluto, the space entity formerly known as a planet, in the latest addition to the epic and authoritative Scientists in the Field series.
Secrets of the vegetable garden, Carron Brown ; illustrated by Giordano Poloni.
This book enables you to discover the hidden wonders of the vegetable garden, with this gorgeously illustrated book that reveals nature's secrets. .
The dog encyclopedia for kids, Tammy Gagne.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are born with extra toes. Dalmatians are born without spots. Some Siberian Huskies have one blue eye and one brown eye. Learn all about the characteristics of various dog breeds and much more! Packed with amazing photographs and fun facts, dog owners and fans will get an in-depth look at these curious, lovable canines.
The young chef : recipes and techniques for kids who love to cook, the Culinary Institute of America, Mark Ainsworth.
Teaches kids to cook and think like a chef, with 100 delicious recipes, essential techniques, insider tips, fun facts, and more.
Spooky characters, Bernadette Cuxart.
Presents easy-to-follow instructions on using modeling clay and other materials to create character sculptures, including bats, monsters, and more.
501 things to draw : easy step-by-step instructions.,
How to draw (nearly) everything. Kids won't know which of the hundreds of characters to start with first! With step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters across eight different themes, kids will never be stuck to find inspiration for things to draw.
Girl's guide to basic crochet, Jenny Occleshaw.
This delightful collection of 25 easy-to-make, step by step crochet projects is perfect for any teen or young adult who wants to learn how to master this fun craft skill.
The LEGO animation book : make your own LEGO movies!, David Pagano and David Pickett.
A guide to stop-motion LEGO animation, with instructions and exercises covering all the steps in the filmmaking process. Includes equipment suggestions, sound and lighting tips, animation and special effects techniques, storyboarding exercises, tricks for designing sets, and acting methods for minifigs.
The school of music, written by Meurig and Rachel Bowen ; illustrated by Daniel Frost.
Here you will go an a unique and melodious journey, which introduces aspiring musicians to all kinds of music, from classical, to country, to contemporary and many more! Meet six musicians and learn about different instruments and genres of music, as well as basic theory for beginners, from melodies and harmonies to pitch and rhythm.
Tāwhirimātea : a song for Matariki, June Pitman-Hayes ; illustrated by Kat Merewether ; Māori lyrics by Ngaere Roberts.
Tāwhirimātea, blow winds blow, Rā, warm us up with your sunshine glow. Pāpatūānuku, we plant seeds in you. Ua, rain, helps new life come through... Sing along to this catchy Matariki song celebrating Earth, sky, seasons and whānau. It's our very own Aotearoa, from forest to seashore, dawn light to starry night.
Ada's violin : the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, Susan Hood ; illustrated by Sally Wern Comport.
A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.
Houses of Hogwarts : cinematic guide, [by Felicity Baker].
Learn all about the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin, and the students and professors who represent each house. Relive the magic of Harry's world with this hardback guidebook featuring your favourite scenes and quotes from all eight Harry Potter movies!
Star Wars : the ultimate visual guide, written by Ryder Windham ; additional material by Dan Wallace.
Provides detailed information about the six "Star Wars" films, discussing characters, plotlines, visual effects, merchandise, and video games.
Amazed, Aleksandra Artymowska.
Can you help the boy find his way through the mazes and back to his friends? Navigate towering treetops, prickly cactus fields, mysterious caverns and crumbling statues in your epic quest. Featuring ten compelling mazes to solve, this innovative and beautifully illustrated picture book is guaranteed to delight maze adventurers of all ages.
In space, Paul Boston ; [written and edited by Joanna McInerney].
The Zeebles need your help! Go on a mission that is out of this world and help them fix their broken rocket. Navigate through star clusters and watch out for the alien controller, solving maths problems and collecting objects along the way.
Lands of long ago, Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley ; illustrated by Frances Castle.
Would a Mayan warrior have worn a watch? Would a Viking have used a compass? Test your knowledge of history and spot 20 mistakes in every scene. Then, turn the page to discover if you were right and learn more fun facts about ancient civilisations, including the Ancient Greeks, the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Mayans, the Vikings and many more!
Pokemon gotta catch 'em all! : deluxe essential handbook : the need-to-know stats and facts on over 700 Pokemon.
Shares facts on over seven hundred Pokemon and includes information on the new Kalos characters and the Mega Evolved Pokemon.
The playbook : 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life, Kwame Alexander ; photographs by Thai Neave.
You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives?
Ancient and modern, Joe Fullman.
The Olympics Ancient to Modern is a fascinating look at the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the first events in Ancient Greece right the way up to London 2012 and Sochi 2014.
Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets, Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth ; illustrated Ekua Holmes.
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.
Emily Dickinson : poetry for kids, illustrated by Christine Davenier ; edited by Susan Snively.
An illustrated introduction to the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Fresh-picked poetry : a day at the farmers' market, Michelle Schaub ; illustrated by Amy Huntington.
This collection of poems takes young readers to a day at an urban farmers' market. Whom to see, what to eat, and how produce is grown it's all so exciting, fresh, and delicious. Readers are invited to peruse the stands and inspect vendors' wares with poems like "Farmer Greg's Free-Range Eggs," "Summer Checklist," and "Necessary Mess."
Thunder underground, poems by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Josee Masse.
A collection of poems explores the wonder underground, from animal burrows and subways to caves.
Lost magic : the very best of Brian Moses, illustrated by Chris Garbutt.
A beautiful collection of the very best poems by Brian Moses. Includes 'Walking with My Iguana' 'The Lost Angels', 'Aliens Stole My Underpants', 'Behind the Staffroom Door', 'Lost Magic', 'The Sssnake Hotel', 'A Feather from an Angel', 'Cakes in the Staffroom' and many, many more.
Poems from the Second World War, selected by Gaby Morgan.
Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints.
Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz, Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat.
In 1945, in a now-famous piece of archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother's arms. Survivors Club tells the story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved Michael's life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness.
Ballerina dreams : a true story, Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince ; pictures by Ella Okstad.
One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true.
Amelia Earhart, written by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara ; illustrated by Mariadiamantes ; translated by Raquel Plitt.
Follows Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Amelia's life.
Frida Kahlo and the bravest girl in the world, Laurence Anholt.
When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. She's a bit afraid of the beautiful woman with her exotic pets and her 'frog-toad' and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom. But as Frida paints Mariana, their friendship blossoms. Frida tells Mariana about her life and the terrible accident that almost killed her, while Mariana discovers how love, creativity, determination and, above all, courage, can give you wings to fly.
Newton's rainbow : the revolutionary discoveries of a young scientist, Kathryn Lasky ; pictures by Kevin Hawkes.
A picture-book biography of young Isaac Newton, who "discovered" gravity, developed calculus, and uncovered the secrets of light and colour.
Taking flight, Adam Hancher.
The pioneering Wright brothers dared to dream of being the first men in the world to fly but would they ever see their dreams take flight? The golden age of aviation is brought vividly to life in this story of determination, ingenuity and courage from Adam Hancher.
Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowd-funding.
Stone Age, author, Klint Janulis ; consultant, James Dilley.
Have you ever wondered how people survived during the Stone Age? Or how big a woolly mammoth was? Now you can find
Ancient Egypt, author and consultant, Dr Angela McDonald.
Have you ever wanted to know what the Ancient Egyptians ate? Or how to make a mummy? Now you can find out!

Older Fiction

A boy called Bat, written by Elana K. Arnold with pictures by Charles Santoso.
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts, Avi.
In 1724 England, twelve-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts embarks on a journey from his seaside home in Melcombe Regis to London to find his father and his older sister, a journey filled with thieves, adventurers, and treachery.
The epic fail of Arturo Zamora, Pablo Cartaya.
When his family's restaurant and Cuban American neighbourhood in Miami are threatened by a greedy land developer, thirteen-year-old Arturo, joined by Carmen, a cute poetry enthusiast, fight back, discovering the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories.
Monstrous, MarcyKate Connolly.
Kymera, who has a raven's wings, a snake's tail, and a cat's eyes and claws, loves the father who brought her back to life after a wizard killed her, but she begins to question his motives, especially after she connects with a boy in the town from which she is rescuing sick girls.
Three pennies, Melanie Crowder.
Referring to the I-Ching and a trio of good-luck pennies whenever she is bounced to a new foster home, Marin finds herself in a place that feels like a forever home while trying to find her birth mother, before receiving unwelcome news.
Fish Boy, Chloe Daykin ; [illustrations, Richard Jones].
People call me Fish Boy. My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea. They say I've always got my mouth open, but what's wrong with that?
The Bonaventure adventures, Rachelle Delaney.
To save the family circus, Sebastian Konstantinov hides his lack of acrobatic skills and enrolls at the prestigious Bonaventure Circus School, which is counting on Seb's "talent" to rescue the crumbling institution.
Ashes to Asheville, Sarah Dooley.
Twelve-year-old Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother's dying wish.
The white hare, Michael Fishwick.
A lost boy. A dead girl, and one who is left behind. Robbie doesn't want anything more to do with death, but life in a village full of whispers and secrets can't make things the way they were.
The goat, Anne Fleming.
When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on top of their apartment building. Rumour says there's a goat living on the roof, but how can that be?
Genevieve's war, Patricia Reilly Giff.
In August 1939 Genevieve makes an impulsive decision not to get on train to take her to boat back New York and must spend the duration of World War II with her grandmother in a small village in Alsace, France, where she becomes involved with the French resistance.
The Metropolitans, Carol Goodman.
Meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds help track down a missing book of Arthurian legends that may hold the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.
The great treehouse war, Lisa Graff.
Fifth-grader Winnie, with notes from her friends, writes of turning her treehouse into an embassy after her newly-divorced parents become unreasonable, where she is joined by nine others with complaints.
Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere, Elise Gravel.
Discovering a smelly creature in her garbage can that she names after herself, Olga befriends and studies the eccentric Olgamus using the scientific method, the practices of Jane Goodall, and other scientific concepts.
The end of the wild, Nicole Helget.
Eleven-year-old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could be threatened.
A rambler steals home, Carter Higgins.
Returning each summer to small town Ridge Creek, Virginia, where her father sells concessions after the minor league baseball games, eleven- year-old Derby Christmas Clark longs for a permanent home as she reconnects with grandmotherly June and uncovers hidden secrets.
Gnome-a-geddon, K. A. Holt ; art by Colin Jack.
Buck discovers that the world in his favorite novels is real, and he must intervene in a war between gnomes and trolls.
Shattered sky, Erin Hunter.
After the ShadowClan falls, a group of rogues and their cruel leader are ruling the pine forest, and the Clan's only hope is to find the lost SkyClan and fulfill the StarClan's prophecy.
Under locker and key, Allison K. Hymas.
Eleven-year-old Jeremy Wilderson teams up with his rival crime fighter to stop the stealing spree that's wreaking havoc on Scottsville Middle
Hello, universe, Erin Entrada Kelly.
Virgil feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia is deaf, smart, and loves everything about nature. Kaori is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball.
Just Binnie, Dick King-Smith.
This tale follows the fortunes of the Bone children after the death of their parents on the 'Titanic'. Young Binnie is left to bring up her brothers and sisters, with the help of her grandparents. When war arrives, her brothers and her sweetheart - the local vicar - go off to the front.
Payback, Gordon Korman.
Fighting for survival after being separated into pairs in the aftermath of a betrayal, the Project Osiris clones search for notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster while tracking down Eli's elusive DNA donor alongside a surprising new ally.
The Moon platoon, Jeramey Kraatz.
In the year 2085, Benny Love is pretty used to surviving on what he and his family can scavenge on Earth. But when he wins a scholarship for a life- changing trip to visit the Lunar Taj, the first-ever resort on the Moon, Benny thinks he finally has a chance to give his family a better life.
Family game night and other catastrophes, Mary E. Lambert.
Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and Annabelle realizes that if there is any hope for change she can not isolate herself and keep her family's problems secret.
The crystal ribbon, Celeste Lim.
After being sold as a bride to a wealthy family that treats her poorly, eleven-year-old Jing, with the help of her animal friends, runs away.
Fairest of them all, Sarah Darer Littman.
Sleeping Beauty's daughter, Aria, enters a fashion design competition against her mother's wishes, and when she pricks her finger on a cursed needle, she must figure out how to reverse the spell to prevent her family history from repeating.
Nightingale's nest, Nikki Loftin.
In this twist on "The Nightingale," Little John, despite his own poverty and grief, reaches out to Gayle, an unhappy foster child living next-door who sings beautifully and hides a great secret.
The bicycle spy, Yona Zeldis McDonough.
Twelve-year-old Marcel loves riding his bicycle, and dreams of competing in the Tour de France, but it is 1942 and German soldiers are everywhere, stopping him as he delivers bread from his parents' bakery around Aucoin then one day he discovers that it is not just bread he is delivering, and suddenly he finds himself in position of dangerous secrets about his parents and his new friend from Paris, Delphine.
One hundred spaghetti strings, Jen Nails.
Since Steffy was little, she and her older sister, Nina, have lived with beloved Auntie Gina. But when Steffy and Nina's dad comes home to live with them, everything changes. So Steffy does what she does best: she cooks her way through the hardest year of her life. But sometimes her life feels like a kitchen-sink meal too many ingredients that don't quite work. All Steffy wants is for her family to be whole again. Can her recipes help bring them back together?
At the bottom of the world, Bill Nye & Gregory Mone ; illustrated by Nicholas Iluzada.
Meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they're not your typical kind of orphans they're geniuses.
The fearsome firebird, Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester.
Four children must uncover the evil Nicholas Rattigan's newest dastardly scheme, wage war with a rival freak show, and deal with a spy who may have infiltrated their happy home.
The dark prophecy, Rick Riordan.
The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.
The wayward witch & the feelings monster, written & illustrated by Sally Rippin.
Who ever heard of a witch and a monster being friends? Everyone knows that witches don't mix with monsters. Witches are educated, clever, sophisticated. But monsters? Monsters are just uncouth. Some are even dangerous. But Polly the witch and Buster the feelings monster have been best friends forever. It's the sort of friendship that makes your heart squeeze with happiness. Somehow, they've managed to keep their friendship a secret. Until one day, when everything changes.
The dragon defenders : a Dragon Brothers book, James Russell ; animations by Yongtao Zhang.
Making bombs for Hitler : a novel, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.
In 1943 ten-year-old Lida is torn away from her home in the Ukraine, separated from her little sister Larissa, and sent to a slave labor camp in Germany, but when she is moved and set to making bombs she sees a way to strike back at the Nazis.
The mesmerist, Ronald L. Smith.
Thirteen-year-old Jess and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London's supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners.
Talons of power, Tui T. Sutherland.
The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.
There may be a castle, Piers Torday.
Eleven-year-old Mouse is travelling to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve with his mother and two sisters.
Giant trouble, Ursula Vernon.
When Princess Harriet climbs an enormous beanstalk, she finds an even bigger surprise--a giant rabbit is keeping a goose and a girl who is half-harp-half- hamster as prisoner, and it's up to Harriet to save the day.
Cats in the city, Tom Watson.
While admiring the view of the city from his friend Edith's apartment, Stick Cat notices that Hazel, the bagel maker, is in danger across the alley, and he devises a plan to rescue her.
Farmer boy goes west, Heather Williams.
After moving from Malone, New York, to Spring Valley, Minnesota, in the 1870s, fourteen-year-old Almanzo Wilder, who would grow up to become the husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and his family must decide whether to stay out west or return home to the life they have always known.
Wave me goodbye, Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.
The song of glory and ghost, N. D. Wilson ; illustrations by Forrest Dickison.
Sam Miracle never thought that his future could lie in the past. But after leaping through centuries at the side of a mystical time walker, Sam and his best friend, Glory, know that the next morning's sun could belong to yesterday as easily as tomorrow.

Picture Books

123 count with me : first numbers playbook.
Teach your child the first few numbers with this beautiful Little Me board book featuring elephants, zebras, giraffes, and more! They will learn to count with their favourite wild animals while the small handle allows young children to grip the sturdy pages.
Move it!,
Kangaroos jump, penguins waddle, and cheetahs sprint as fast as they can! These animals are on the go and having such a good time that children will happily join in the fun. With exciting and friendly photographs, this interactive board book will quickly prompt toddlers to hop like a bunny, strut like a rooster, and show off all their cool beast-ly moves!
Life on Mars, Jon Agee.
A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight.
Loo queue, Nicholas Allan.
In this riotous rhyme from Nicholas Allan, the queue for the loo gets very long indeed, as a series of multi-coloured animals impatiently join! Count, spot colours, spot animals, and all join in to find out who's in the loo.
Please Mr. Panda, Steve Antony.
With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony is the one to watch. Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Animal after animal tells him the one they want, but it's only when Lemur says 'please' politely that Panda will give any out! A witty and stylish lesson that manners will get you everything. Even a trayload of doughnuts.
Go to sleep Cheeky Monkey!, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros.
It's bedtime and Monkey wants to do everything but sleep! Join Cheeky Monkey as tries everything and anything not to go to bed in this fun, colourful bedtime story.
Splatypus, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic.
Lonely Platypus tries looking for animals to play with, but he cannot find where he belongs until he happens upon the seashore.
You can read, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Mark Hoffman.
In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.
Listen to the baby animals, Marion Billet.
Adults and children alike will be enchanted by this board book, which teaches children about different animals and the sounds.
Listen to the birds, Marion Billet.
Aimed at the very young, the books have a button on every spread which triggers one of six different bird sounds.
Te pāmu o koro Meketānara, nā Donovan Bixley ; translation, Ross Calman
"I a Koro Meketanara tetahi pamu - TI-HAI-TI-HAI-HAU ..." E mohio whanuitia ana tenei waiata. Engari, inaianei to Koro Meketanara he pamu ataahua kei Aotearoa tonu - a, kei taua pamu etahi kararehe whakaharahara - kei te aha ano ratou inaianei? The nursery rhyme Old MacDonald is given a New Zealand twist and now published in te reo Māori!
Who's hiding? : lift the flap, Sebastien Braun.
The Easter egg, Jan Brett.
Hoppi the bunny wants to win the egg-decorating contest so the Easter Bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs, but instead, while everyone else is working on their decorations, he finds himself guarding an egg that has fallen from a robin's nest.
All you need to know before you start school, written by Felicity Brooks ; illustrated by Marina Aizen ; designed by Francesca Allen.
Join five animal friends as they start school in this delightful introduction to the school day, from getting dressed in the morning to home time. Charming illustrations describe the school day and some of the early years concepts children will learn, including colours, numbers and counting, getting dressed, seasons and more.
Arthur's Christmas, Marc Brown.
Arthur puts a lot of time, effort, and thought into his special present for Santa Claus.
Animal rhymes : a lift-the-flap book, Rod Campbell.
Animal Rhymes is is bursting with rhymes and games to share with your toddler and features both classic and original nursery rhymes from Rod Campbell. With lots of animal friends, and flaps to lift on every page, there's so much to discover and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.
Fluffy kitten : a touch-and-feel book, Rod Campbell.
Children will love discovering the different touch and feel textures on every page as they follow kitten around the home in Fluffy Kitten. Stroke kitten's soft fur, feel the smooth goldfish bowl and then lift the tablecloth at the end to find out who is hiding underneath!
Heads and tails, John Canty.
Heads and Tails by John Canty is an extraordinary children's picture book. Leveraging the natural and universal fascination that children have with animals, the book utilises hints and recognition to build a sense of anticipation on each page, that is resolved on the following page when the identity of the animal is discovered.
All about the very hungry caterpillar, Eric Carle.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved classic, and has sold 41 million copies worldwide in 62 languages. This stunning chunky caterpillar-shaped book is the perfect first introduction to this timeless story. As they turn the pages, young children will learn all the words from the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from 'egg' to 'strawberry', 'lollipop', and, finally, 'beautiful butterfly'!
The nonsense show, Eric Carle.
Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination.
My Little Fox, Rick Chrustowski.
A little fox explores the forest during his very first year.
The dog book, Lorenzo Clerici
Say hello to your new dog. You can rub his belly and teach him to play fetch. Uh-oh! Where's he been? What a muddy mess!
Jabari jumps, Gaia Cornwall.
Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all.
Deep in the woods : a folk tale, Christopher Corr.
A retelling of the traditional Russian folk tale in which a little mouse makes a perfect home in the woods. One by one other animals are welcomed to share the home until the little house is full. All the animals live happily together until the day a bear wants to squeeze in too.
No more bows, Samantha Cotterill.
When Milly puts a bow on her dog Hugo he feels embarrassed walking by the other neighbourhood dogs.
Freddy Bear and the toothpaste, Joy Cowley ; illustrated by Philip Webb.
Freddy Bear can brush his teeth all by himself. But the toothpaste comes out too fast - squirt! Oh dear, what will Freddy do?
Shake a leg, egg!, Kurt Cyrus.
It's springtime, and the pond is bursting with new life. There are beaver pups, heron hatchlings, and lots and lots of ducklings. Everyone is out and about, swimming, flapping, chirping, and quacking except for one family of geese.
King of the sky, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Laura Carlin.
Starting a new life in a new country, a young boy feels lost and alone until he meets an old man who keeps racing pigeons. Together they pin their hopes on a race across Europe and the special bird they believe can win it: King of the Sky.
Sydney : word by word, Sonny & Biddy.
Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Sydney, Australia. Open it anywhere for a taste of Sydney's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and to soak up the vibrant Sydney atmosphere, page by page. No ordinary word-book, and no ordinary city guide, Sydney Word by Word is the celebration of a city, created by two people who live and work in the heart of it.
The legend of rock paper scissors, Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex.
Long ago in the Kingdom of Backgarden lived a fearsome warrior named Rock. Rock was undefeated in battle, and yet, he felt unfulfilled.
Mapping my day, Julie Dillemuth ; illustrated by Laura Wood.
A little girl loves drawing maps of her buried treasure, the breakfast table, the route to school, and more taking the reader on a journey through her day; a story told in maps. This book inspires readers to create their own maps and diagrams, gaining practice in making drawings with meaningful spatial relationships.
A spoonful for bunny, Emma Dodd.
Rhyming text and illustrations invite young readers to join a baby and his bunny friend as they bake a batch of cookies sprinkled with kisses and filled with tickles, giggles, smiles, hugs, snuggles, and cuddles.
Sweet dreams, baby, Emma Dodd.
A bedtime book for mothers to share with their babies it encourages them to snuggle up and sleep.
What the ladybird heard, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
With all the MOOing and HISSing, QUACKing and NEIGHing, and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of noise. But when Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it's the quietest animal of all who saves the day! A marvellous new rhyming tale from the creators of the best-selling "The Princess and the Wizard" and "Sharing a Shell".
That's not the monster we ordered, Richard Fairgray, Terry Jones.
Imagine owning your very own monster ...but what happens when the monster you ordered isn't quite what you expected?
Olivia the spy, written and illustrated by Ian Falconer.
Listening in on her mother's conversations hoping to discover the secret plan for her upcoming birthday, Olivia instead hears her mother talking about her poor behavior and becomes concerned she'll be sent to military school.
Edgar and the sausage inspector, written and illustrated by Jan Fearnley.
Edgar and Edith are hungry, and it's up to Edgar to bring home something tasty. But just when Edgar finds some delicious sausages, they are taken by The Inspector, a very important-looking rat with a big hat. Poor Edgar and Edith are left with nothing but dry crackers and pickles for dinner. That is, until one day, when The Inspector is all fattened up, and Edgar does some inspecting of his own.
Pippo the Fool, Tracey E. Fern ; illustrated by Pau Estrada.
In fifteenth-century Florence, Italy, a contest is held to design a magnificent dome for the town's cathedral, but when Pippo the Fool claims he will win the contest, everyone laughs at him. Based on a true story.
Go sleep in your own bed!, Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Lori Nichols.
When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow sleeping there and must send her off to her stall, setting off a chain reaction of animals being awakened to move to their own beds.
Hello, Mr World, Michael Foreman.
What climate change is doing to our world and inspires us all to make a difference. Mr World doesn't feel well. He's hot and sweaty and finding it hard to breathe. What will the doctors find when they examine their poor patient?
I love you, baby, Claire Freedman and Judi Abbot.
Affectionate, funny, and joyful, this is the perfect book for little ones and their families to share. I Love You Baby is the newest collaboration between two huge stars of the picture book world, internationally successful illustrator Judi Abbot and award-winning author Claire Freedman.
This house, once, Deborah Freedman.
Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them, by exploring all the different elements of a house and where each came from, once.
Millie loves ants, Jackie French & Sue deGennaro.
'My friend Millie just loves ants.' Emily is intrigued to know why Millie the echidna loves ants so much. And so Emily carefully observes Millie until she discovers her secret. Millie is collecting food for her baby puggle!
Cinnamon, Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Divya Srinivasan.
The parents of pearl-eyed princess Cinnamon offer a reward to anyone who can help their daughter speak, a plea answered by an exotic tiger who arrives at the palace, armed with knowledge of the world.
Substitute Creacher, Chris Gall.
Mr. Creacher, a multi-tentacled substitute teacher, warns his prankish students not to misbehave, recounting rhyming cautionary tales of the weird, spooky, and unexpected.
Astronaut, Lucy M. George, AndoTwin.
It's a busy day for astronauts Jenny, Chen, and Kim. They are going to the space station on an important mission. The crew are there to help them but what is wrong with Robo-bot?
Builder, Lucy M. George, AndoTwin.
Mark is helping the Singhs build a new home. Winter is coming and he has to be quick!
Doctor, Lucy M. George, AndoTwin.
It's a busy day for Doctor Miranda. There are lots of people at the surgery. Olivia has hurt her ankle and what could be wrong with Jimmy?
Firefighter, Lucy M. George AndoTwin.
Welcome to the everyday life of Frank the firefighter! Step inside the life of Frank the Fighter and discover the challenges he faces in his very busy job! Follow him and his crew from the moment the fire station alarm bell rings to his arrival at the emergency.
Librarian, Lucy M. George, AndoTwin.
In this story, Rita the librarian has to organise the library's birthday party, as well as finding the perfect story for each child to enjoy
Teacher, Lucy M. George, AndoTwin.
It's a busy day for Miss Betts the teacher. A special guest is coming to visit her class. Who could it be?
Vet, Lucy M. George, Ando Twin.
It's a busy day for Doctor Mike the vet. There are lots of animals to see on the farm. The ewe is having her lamb and what's wrong with Prince.
I spy on the farm, Edward Gibbs.
Down on the farm there are many colourful and noisy animals to spy. Look through the spyhole and use the clues to guess; then turn the page to reveal the animal. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game joining in with the animal noises, learning colours and eventually recognising the letter and its sound. It's interactive, it's educational, but ultimately it's great fun!
My very own space, Pippa Goodhart, Rebecca Crane.
A little rabbit is trying to read his book in peace, but there's so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some space just for
Little fox in the forest, Stephanie Graegin.
A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world.
Supertato, Run, veggies, run!, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.
It's Sports Day in the supermarket and all the veggies are in training. Everyone has been practising hard and is ready and raring to go. However, a new competitor joins the event, accompanied by The Evil Pea, and is determined to win all the prizes. Things don't seem quite right but will Supertato be able to foil his nemesis' plan in time?
Birds, Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common.
Bedtime with Ted, Sophy Henn.
It's time for bed, Ted! But Ted is busy. He's brush, brush brushing his teeth with a crocodile! And splish splosh splashing with penguins in the bath. And jump, jump, jumping out his fidgets with a kangaroo. Join in the fun as Ted is too busy for bedtime lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next! But all the craziness leads to a quiet and soothing ending, making this the ideal fun bedtime read for toddlers.
Playtime with Ted, Sophy Henn.
Playtime, Ted! Ted isn't sitting in a box, he's whizzing along in his racing car. Broooom broooom brooom! Or digging a hole in his digger. Dig dig dig! Or exploring the oceans in his submarine. Bloop bloop bloop! Join in the fun as Ted's imagination goes wild lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next!
Goldilocks and the three potties, Leigh Hodgkinson.
Similarities to Goldilocks and the three bears abound in this book about a small girl who is tired of wearing nappies and wishes to wear big girl pants. However, she needs a potty and it must be just right!
The cave, Rob Hodgson.
There is a cave. A cave that is home to a creature. A creature that never leaves its cave; because of a wolf. The wolf tries everything to get the creature to leave the cave, to no avail. But what will happen when he's finally successful? This is a laugh-out-loud story with a big surprise!
Tip tap went the crab, Tim Hopgood.
When a curious little crab tip-taps out of her rock pool to explore the big blue sea, she discovers a world full of wonderful creatures. But after she's counted everything from one noisy seagull and two sleepy sea lions to nine silent sharks at the bottom of the sea, the little crab soon realizes that her very own rock pool is the most amazing place of all. And so she tip-taps happily home closely followed by her ten baby crabs.
Harvey the hero, Hrefna Bragadottir.
Harvey is Superhero Steve's biggest fan and dreams of being just like him. When Steve leaves his cape behind and Harvey bravely sets off to the Big City to return it, the little croc gets his wish, as without even realising it he foils a robbery, puts out a birthday-cake fire and saves a bunny from falling.
The brown dog, written by Gina Inverarity ; illustrated by Greg Holfeld.
The brown dog often visits Henry on rainy, grey afternoons. Usually he doesn't hang around for long. But thsi time the brown dog decides to stay, and Henry needs to find a way to make him leave.
The chocolate monster, written by Pip Jones ; illustrated by Laura Hughes.
A chocolate monster is on the loose! Large amounts of chocolate are going missing all the time and all around the town. A big reward is offered for the capture of Chunk, the monster.
I am (not) scared, Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Two fuzzy creatures go to an amusement park and discover that being frightened may not be as scary as they thought.
Sometimes it's storks, written by L.J.R. Kelly ; illustrated by the Brothers Hilts.
Relates where some babies come from as a parent tells a child of the long and strange journey that began with a careless stork and ended with the baby finally reaching home.
Can't catch me!, Timothy Knapman, Simona Ciraolo.
"Can't catch me!" sang Jake. "I'm the fastest mouse in the world!"
Naptastrophe!, Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
When Lucy insists she does not need a nap before accompanying her dad on errands she discovers that she is more tired than she realizes.
If I had a little dream, Nina Laden ; illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.
As a child dreams of all the things in her world that make her happy, she realizes how fortunate she is to live in the world she does.
Me tall, you small, written and illustrated by Lilli L'Arronge ; translated by Madeleine Stratford.
Me Tall, You Small is a silly romp through a parent and child's daily lives, exploring the differences between being an adult and a child when doing various activities, from kicking the soccer ball around to cooking together to snuggling in bed after a long day.
Grow happy, Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser ; illustrated by Christopher Lyles.
Grow Happy is a gentle narrative about how the main character, Kiko, cultivates happiness. The story provides a metaphor that compares the cultivation of a garden to the nurturing of happiness.
Hattie Peck : the journey home, written and illustrated by Emma Levey.
After collecting eggs from all over the world, hatching them, and raising her blended family, Hattie's brood is ready to leave her loving nest and take off on their own adventures.
Have you seen my lunch box?, Steve Light.
It's almost time for school, and this little boy's things are lying all over the place! Among the missing things are some pink socks, a purple robot and a green book. Can you help him spot and collect everything he needs in time to hop on the bus?
Little, Brown presents The Nuts : keep rolling!, Eric Litwin ; illustrated by Scott Magoon.
Hazel and Wally want to be big and tall so they start rolling, picking up mud and goo that makes them seem bigger but leads to a series of problems they can avoid only if they keep rolling.
Pup the sea otter, written by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Sean London.
The first year of life for a male sea otter, as his mother tenderly cares for him and teaches him how to survive on his own.
Archie and the bear, Zanni Louise, David Mackintosh.
Archie has something to say, but no one is listening. So Archie leaves home and discovers someone else with something to say. And because they both know how that feels, they both listen.
Splotch, Gianna Marino.
Splotch was meant to be in his bowl when his boy got home from school but he isn't there! There's only one conclusion: he must have run away. But when he mysteriously returns, all is well again.
Charlotte and the rock, Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Samantha Cotterill.
Charlotte has always really wanted a pet, so when her parents present her with one for her birthday she expects a cat, dog, or maybe a bird. Instead, she receives a rock. Rocks can't cuddle, fetch, or even help her eat her vegetables, but that doesn't stop Charlotte from loving her rock as if he were real. If only he could love her back or can he?
The conquerors, David McKee.
A mighty country with a powerful General and large army conquers all its neighbours one by one. But the last country has no army and offers no resistance and soon the power of peaceful influence conquers the invaders. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Grandad's guitar, Janine McVeagh & Fifi Colston.
Kahu inherits his grandad's battered old guitar and wants to know why he can't have a nice new one. Then his nana tells him about the adventures the guitar's been on all over the world: travelling with bandits in Afghanistan, playing on beaches in Greece and entertaining monkeys in India.
Hugless Douglas and the great cake bake, David Melling.
The sheep are baking honey cakes and Douglas can't wait to try them. He's sure that food without honey just isn't yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new?
Mouse's big day, Lydia Monks.
Welcome to Twit Twoo School! In this first story meet Mouse, Mole, Owl, Frog, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled treetop school. It's Mouse's first day, and she's feeling a little nervous - in fact, she doesn't want to go to school at all! But with a little help from her new friends, she finds that perhaps school isn't so bad after all.
Never shake a rattlesnake, written by Michaela Morgan ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
Tell me a dragon, Jackie Morris.
Everyone has their very own dragon, and this book describes many different varieties of the beast, showing in words and stunning pictures exactly why their owners find them so entrancing. They range from a dragon as big as a village to a tiny dragon with whisper-thin wings, from a snaggle-toothed dragon to a sea-dragon which races dolphins on the waves - ending in a page inhabited by every dragon in the book!.
The importance of being Ernest the Earwig, written by Nanette Newman ; illustrated by Lindsay Branagh.
All sorts of creatures appear in books rabbits, dogs, mice, and even ladybirds but there are no earwigs! Ernest the earwig decides to put this right. He goes to the bookstore and slithers into the pages of all his favorite stories with surprising and hilarious results.
You are three, Sara O'Leary ; artwork by Karen Klassen.
So much changes in the third year of life! This charming read-aloud-the final in the You Are series-touches on the remarkable milestones in a baby's third year, giving a whimsical and imaginative look at the many discoveries and achievements toddlers experience. From playing make-believe to their saying their ABCs to chatting up a storm, You Are Three takes the reader on a delightful journey of exploration.
Doodle Cat is bored, Kat Patrick & Lauren Marriott.
Doodle Cat is back and he is very bored. Until he finds a thing! But what is this thing and what does it do?
The treasure of Pirate Frank, Mal Peet and Esther Graham, Jez Tuya.
A boy and his dog set sail in search of treasure, braving stormy seas mountains snowy and cold the forest where the monkeys swing the swamp where the bullfrogs sing and other challenging obstacles, before finally reaching the end of their quest.
Charlie the champ, Roger Priddy & Stephen Woods ; illustrated by Lindsey Sagar.
Meet the Wild Bunch, a group of competitive jungle animals all intent on outdoing one another in the Jungle Race Day.
Niko draws a feeling, Bob Raczka ; illustrations by Simone Shin.
No one understands the abstract pictures that Niko draws until a new friend sees the thought and feeling within his shapes and forms.
There's a cat in our class! : a tale about getting along, Jeanie Franz Ransom ; illustrated by Bryan Langdo.
When a new student, Samantha the cat, arrives, the dogs in Miss Biscuit's class learn to accept and embrace diversity.
One happy tiger, Catherine Rayner.
A rhyming counting book, for young children, which features tigers in various activities.
If my love were a fire truck : a daddy's love song, Luke Reynolds ; illustrated by Jeff Mack.
A rhyming celebration of the love between a father and son.
Gecko's echo, Lucy Rowland, Natasha Rimmington.
To stop sneaky animals stealing her precious eggs, Mummy Gecko threatens the wrath of ONE HUNDRED ANGRY GECKOS. But are there really one hundred geckos? And, if there aren't, how will she protect her family? A mischievous tale of trickery and motherly courage.
Dragons love tacos. 2 : the sequel, Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri.
When dragons run out of tacos, they travel back in time to get a fresh supply.
Everybunny dance!, Ellie Sandall.
Did you know that bunnies love to dance? Did you know they love to sing and play the flute? There's a lot they get up to when nobody's watching! But while they're having fun, they don't notice that someone is creeping nearer. Does he mean trouble? Or does he just want to play?
Rodzilla, written by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Dan Santat.
A toddler causes Godzilla-like mayhem in the city of his playpen.
The bedtime frog, Axel Scheffler.
When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Desperate to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box.
Town is by the sea, Joanne Schwartz ; pictures by Sydney Smith.
Throughout his day, a young boy thinks of his father who is working in the coal mine that is located underneath the
Peppa loves : a touch-and-feel playbook, [adapted by Claire Sipi].
Tickle Teddy's tummy and stroke Peppa's glittery golden boots in this gorgeous touch-and-feel book. The perfect gift for little piggies who love Peppa! Based on the hit pre-school animation Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.
Ruru's hangi, Nikki Slade Robinson.
Auē! Ruru's babies have hatched!
The dressing-up dad, Maudie Smith, Paul Howard.
Danny loves dressing up. So does Danny's dad! Whether it is pirates at a party or superheroes in the supermarket, they'll dress up anywhere, at any time, whatever the occasion. A brilliantly funny and uplifting celebration of dads and the importance of being yourself!
Goldfish Ghost, Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Lisa Brown.
The adventures of a goldfish who just died.
Lettice, the bridesmaid, Mandy Stanley.
Along the river, Vanina Starkoff ; translated by Jane Springer.
Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through the seasons, toward the sea. Who will you meet on the
Ice Boy, David Ezra Stein.
Tired of helping others cool their drinks, Ice Boy proceeds to sneak out of the freezer and heads to the beach, where his edges begin to blur. Eventually he melts and becomes Water Boy and then he evaporates and turns into Vapor Boy. Then a big storm freezes him back into Ice Boy and sends him home before a new adventure begins.
Ambulance, ambulance!, Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Brian Lovelock.
News has just come through of an emergency and the ambulance is needed! Nee nar nee nar, off we go!
No, Nancy, no!, Alice Tait.
Nancy and her sausage dog Roger are ready for a day out in London! But is London ready for naughty Nancy?
I've lost my kisses, Trudie Trewin ; illustrated by Nick Bland.
Matilda learns that you can never really lose your kisses - they will always be there when you need them!
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.
That's not my angel, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This lovely book for the very young child with textured patches to touch and colorful pictures on each page, will develop pre-reading skills and a life-long love for books.
That's not my baby, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a new title in the groundbreaking "That's not my..." series. It is an award-winning series shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page.
That's not my baby, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a new title in the groundbreaking "That's not my..." series. It is an award-winning series shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills. The Series was awarded 'Best Buy' by the readers of "Prima Baby" magazine.
That's not my bear--, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my car--, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my dolly--, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my donkey, Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
This is a new title in the groundbreaking "That's Not My...Series". It is an award-winning series shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel.
That's not my dragon, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my duck, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Part of the bestselling, touchy-feely That's not my series, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Simple, repetitive text helps children to associate the adjectives with the sensation of touching the tactile patches. Illustrated in Rachel Wells' typical, bold style.
That's not my frog : its tummy is too squashy, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my goat--, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young children. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.
That's not my lamb, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
A sweet touchy-feely book, just right for sharing with babies and toddlers. The furry textures are a delight to touch, and even very young babies will reach out to touch them.
That's not my meerkat, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Cute and curious meerkats have become one of the most popular furry animals.
That's not my mermaid-- : her hair is too fluffy, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Bright pictures of mermaids with their patches of different textures are designed to develop sensory and language awareness for babies and toddlers.
That's not my monkey-- : its ears are too soft, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Part of a series which is shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. This title helps young children develop important language and sensory skills.
That's not my monster-- : its nose is too bobbly, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my panda-- : its ears are too fluffy, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold approximately ten million titles world-wide. Babies and little children will love exploring the different touchy-feely textures on the pandas.
That's not my penguin, Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
Part of the "That's Not My..." series, this title combines colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills.
That's not my piglet-- : its nose is too fuzzy, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold approximately ten million titles world-wide. Babies and little children will love exploring the different touchy-feely textures on the pandas. Which bits of the piglet are soft, fluffy, rough or fuzzy? Rachel Well's colourful illustrations, along with the familiar mouse, the repetitive text and the tactile touchy-feely patches have never-ending appeal will delight babies and toddlers. The textural patches and the descriptive words are specially chosen to develop babies' and toddlers' sensory and language development.
That's not my pirate, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my plane-- : its wings are too bumpy, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Combines illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page. This book helps very young children develop language and sensory skills.
That's not my polar bear, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my pony, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my princess--, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my robot, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
That's not my snowman, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Spring for Sophie, Yael Werber ; illustrated by Jen Hill.
Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring the melting ice, the blue sky until one day the raindrops come ...
Nanna's button tin, Dianne Wolfer & Heather Potter.
Nanna's button tin is very special. It has buttons of all shapes and sizes and they all have a story to tell. But today, one button in particular is needed. A button for Teddy.

World Languages

Hua yuan dou ji de, Lanshi Misi ; yi: Liang Zhenwei.
Khirs, Laylā illustrated by Arghavān Khusrav
Mukha, Korne Chukovski.
Amulet dobra
Mamina ulybka, Przhemislav Vekhterovich
Medvedik ispugalsi, Karma Uilson
Bear's animal friends come to his rescue when he becomes lost and frightened in the woods.
Raznye sobachki, Boris Zakhoder.
Caca de dinosaurio!, Diane y Christyan Fox.
Arce y Sauce separadas, Lori Nichols, Joana Delgado.
Una ballena y nueve poemas, Marianne Muriel Valiente, Alexandra Lopez Capitelli.

Younger Fiction

A trio of tolerable tales, Margaret Atwood ; illustrations by Dusan Petricic
In these stories, Ramsay runs away from relatives, Bob is raised by dogs and Dorinda does housework for distant relatives, and Wenda and her woodchuck companion need to find a way to outsmart Widow Wallop.
Wolfie & Fly, Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Zoe Si.
Wolfie, a lone wolf who does not like using her imagination, reluctantly befriends Fly, a slightly weird and wordy boy, and soon they find themselves navigating through deep water in a submarine made from a cardboard box.
Where's Wally? The fantastic journey, Martin Handford.
This deluxe edition of Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey includes even more searches! Wizard Whitebeard has set Wally a challenge: to find twelve scrolls scattered throughout magical and bizarre fantasy lands.
Freddie Ramos rules New York, Jacqueline Jules ; art by Miguel Benitez.
On a visit to New York City to see Uncle Jorge, Freddie brings his special sneakers which give him super speed but are becoming too small for his growing feet.
Barkus. Book 1, Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Marc Boutavant.
Barkus is a large and very smart dog who comes to live with seven-year-old Nicky when Nicky's Uncle Everton goes traveling and soon he is a family and school favorite.
Fergus and Zeke, Kate Messner ; illustrated by Heather Ross.
Fergus, the pet mouse in Miss Maxwell's classroom, stows away in a backpack on a field trip to the museum. He makes a new friend, Zeke, another mouse, who shows Fergus many interesting exhibits, but now he wonders how to get back to school.
Toro! Toro!, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Toro,Toro is the story of a young boy growing up in Andalucia, Spain, on a farm rearing bulls for the bull ring.
Twice upon a time : a very good very bad story, James Norcliffe.
What happens when you find yourself trapped inside a story? What happens if the only way out is to solve the riddles of the Very Bad Very Good Storyteller, Mr Aesop Sod?
Captain Underpants and the big, bad battle of the Bionic Booger Boy. Part 2, The revenge of the ridiculous Robo-Boogers : the seventh epic novel, Dav Pilkey.
George, Harold, Captain Underpants, and Sulu the Bionic Hamster battle the three Ridiculous Robo-Boogers in an attempt to turn the Bionic Booger Boy back into Melvin Sneedly.
Billie's outer space adventure, Sally Rippin ; illustrated by Alisa Coburn.
When Billie B Brown goes to kinder, every day becomes a super dooper adventure. Billie is off on an outer space adventure!
Charlie & Mouse, Laurel Snyder ; illustrated by Emily Hughes.
Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party.
The Phoenix of Destiny : an epic Kingdom of Fantasy adventure, Geronimo Stilton ; [illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and 8 others]].
Geronimo Stilton is summoned back to the Kingdom of Fantasy, but he finds Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, surrounded by dark fairies and behaving very coldly--and it is up to Geronimo to figure out just what is going on and find the allies he needs to free Blossom from the evil spell that is affecting her.