New Titles Children’s May 2018 (arrived in April 2018)

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Ape/Shark. Volume 1.
Ape: This episode takes you on a Eyewitness tour of the whole primate family - from the tiny tarsier to the mighty mountain gorilla.
Shark: Shark physiology and behaviour has evolved over 400 million years, making them one of the most ancient of sea creatures and the oldest living animals in this Eyewitness series.
Nursery rhymes. 2, the Wiggles.
Putumayo Kids presents kid's African party.
The wonderful world of Old MacDonald: savvy songs for clever kids.
Avengers Ultron revolution. Season 3, 2, The conqueror.
"When A.I.M. return with the intention of stealing high-tech weapons from the future, the Avengers must stop their dastardly plans. However, their fight with A.I.M. attracts the attention of the 30th-century warlord Kang the Conqueror who has a despicable plan of his own…"–Container.
The girl who drank the moon, Kelly Barnhill.
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known.
Shadowsmith, Ross MacKenzie.
Are you brave? When the mysterious Amelia Pigeon turns up at Kirby's bedroom window in the dead of night, this is the question she asks him - immediately before they tumble into a world of ancient malevolent spirits who have torn their way into Kirby's boring seaside village. Kirby isn't feeling brave at all. His mother is in a coma following a freak (or was it?) accident, and he's hardly talking to his dad. He's convinced a spider is watching him, and now a weird girl in a yellow raincoat - who claims to be a powerful, evil-banishing Shadowsmith - is dragging him into unknown danger. How brave is he really?
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?
Badger the mystical mutt; &, Badger the mystical mutt and the barking boogie, Lyn McNicol & Laura Cameron Jackson.
Pet Idol is in town, and Hamish, a floppy-eared spaniel, is the favourite to win. With his haphazard magic and appetite for toast can Badger the Mystical Mutt help Hamish win Pet Idol? And a mysterious and extremely whiffy smell has caused the Pong Police to close the lane. Now, Cheryl with a C, the dancing diva who put the wah-wah in Chihuahua, has nowhere to practise for Anton Du Bark's Hotpaws Barking Boogie, and she needs a partner!
The Billie B mysteries collection/ Sally Rippin.
The fabulous Billie and her pals in the Secret Mystery Club solve three neighbourhood whodunnitd in their own special way! Sppky house. Billie and her friends have started a Secret Mystery Club! There's just one problem - they don't have any mysteries to solve. But then Billie thinks of the spooky house at the end of her street. She has always wondered who lives there. Is it a witch or a ghost? It's up to the SMC to find out!
Code breakers. One day Billie and Jack find a note hidden under a rock at school. It seems to be written in code! It's time the two friends put their code-breaking skills to the test.
Playground detectives. Billie and the Secret Mystery Club have a new case to solve. Who has put leaves in Lola's sandwich? It's a real mystery. Soon everyone suspects Benny, but could they have the wrong kid? It's up to the SMC to find the real culprit!.
Witch for a week, Kaye Umansky.
When Elsie Pickles offers to house-sit the mysterious home of local witch Magenta Sharp, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, a magical tower that has a mind of its own and a book of instruction called Everything You Need to Know, what could possibly go wrong? With an assortment of weird and wonderful neighbours banging at the door and a box of volatile magical ingredients that must be used immediately, Elsie finds out that looking after Magenta's home might not be as easy as she first thought …
Violet and the smugglers, Harriet Whitehorn
Uncle Johnny has invited Violet and her friends to spend the summer with him on a sailing adventure around Europe and Violet couldn't be more excited! But when she suspects that the captain of a boat nearby might be up to no good, Violet needs to put her detective skills into action could he be the head of a smuggling ring?

Into Reading

The last Jedi, written by Beth Davies.
Join Rey, Poe, Rose, and Finn on their new adventures in this exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ book for children learning to read. Packed with images from LEGO Star Wars sets, this book is a fun way to meet the brave heroes of the Resistance and the villains of the First Order. Read about General Leia Organa and her friend Vice Admiral Holdo. Find out about Kylo Ren and the First Order's stormtrooper soldiers. Learn about the Force and explore the story of the Jedi.
Pete the cat and the cool caterpillar, James Dean.
When Pete the cat meets a super cool caterpillar, he thinks he has found a new best friend. But when one day his caterpillar goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to his new friend. Pete is in for one wild surprise at the end!
Louise loves bake sales, story by Laura Driscoll; pictures by Kelly Light.
Louise loves all kinds of art. But when she has to make cupcakes for a bake sale—and everything goes wrong—can she and her brother make messy cupcakes into art? This charming I Can Read story also introduces the concept of how mixing primary colors makes new ones, and that creativity comes in all different forms.
Dodsworth in London, written and illustrated by Tim Egan.
Despite a dart-throwing episode at a local pub and a case of mistaken identity, Dodsworth and his mischievous duck companion receive a royal invitation to stay at Buckingham Palace during their trip to London.
Pig and Cat are pals, Douglas Florian.
Pig and Cat are pals who like to bike, swim, read, and make art together. One day Pig notices Dog, who has a very interesting kite. Pig and Dog play, and Cat feels neglected and lonely. But Pig and Dog are generous souls after all; and now Pig, Cat and Dog are pals who skateboard and surf!
Pinkalicious at the fair, Victoria Kann.
When she and Molly go to the fair, Pinkalicious wishes her unicorn could enjoy the fair with them.
Dance, dance, dance!, Ethan Long.
Horse and Buggy are best friends, but Horse likes to dance and Buggy doesn't until Horse shows him how to get down!
Poppy Muddlepup, Daisy Meadows.
Join Lily and Jess in Friendship Forest, a secret world where animals can talk! Fluffy puppy Poppy Mddlepup needs help! Can the girls rescue Poppy's brother from Grizelda the witch?


Guinness world records [2018]. Gamer's edition.
The ultimate and complete guide to videogames. The brand-new 2018 edition is packed full of the most up-to-date news, achievements and developments in the gaming world, illustrated with the best and most exciting imagery from this year's top titles. It also includes gameplay tips and hints, retro facts from classic games, and more.
Little kids first big book of why. 2, Jill Esbaum.
This book answers some of kids' most burning "Why?" questions. More than 200 colourful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "Why do dogs sniff everything?" "Why do I burp?" and "Why is ocean water salty?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.
ABC mindful me, Christiane Engel.
Come with us and learn what it means to be mindful! From Awareness to Zen and everything in between, take a deep breath, find some quiet space, and together we'll discover the magic of mindfulness!
10 things I can do to help my world, Melanie Walsh.
A beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world. Many of them, such as turning off the television, and turning off lights when leaving a room are about conserving energy. Others will encourage an understanding of nature and conservation.
Renewable energy, Harriet Brundle.
An insight into some of the most important issues in today's world: climate change and renewable energy. Children can explore the issues and discover what effect humanity is having on the planet.
Habitat destruction, Harriet Brundle.
Can you imagine if your house, neighbourhood, or town was destroyed? The dangers of climate change threaten the habitats of living things all over the world. In this age- appropriate text, readers learn about habitat destruction, its impact on Earth, and what humans can do to minimize it.
Pollution, Harriet Brundle.
The dangers of pollution cannot be ignored. Most of us know what it's like to breathe in fresh air, but what if our air was filled with contaminants? Air pollution is just one type of pollution readers learn about as they explore this essential ecological topic. Other forms of pollution include noise, heat, and light.
What's climate change?, Robert M. Hamilton.
Climate change is an issue that affects all living things on Earth, but the specifics of the issue are often spoken and written about using complex scientific language, making it difficult for young people to fully grasp why it is such a critical problem. When presented in an accessible way, however, readers are able to gain a deeper understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, as well as why they should care about this issue. Striking, full-color photographs, detailed fact boxes, and informative graphic organizers help readers as they explore this hot topic.
Robotics for young children: STEM activities and simple coding, Ann Gadzikowski.
This book offers ideas for introducing young children to both the building of and the programming of robots through playful, developmentally appropriate activities. Suggested materials include traditional toys like blocks and clay, household items like clocks and radios, and tech devices like tablets and robotics kits.
Early math concepts. Volume 1, Enrichment conceptual learning, Lex Sharp.
The Early Math Concepts series provide chapters of enrichments listed by increasing difficulty. The book is targeted at ages 8-18, organized so each age can find interest through the visual, intriguing and interactive elements. No prerequisites are required.
How does a lighthouse work?, Roman Belyaev; translated from Russian with the help of Masha Kulikova.
How can we tell one lighthouse from another? What does a lighthouse keeper do? Where are the most unusual lighthouses in the world? Depart on an enchanting voyage with the school children in this book to discover the answers to these questions along with other fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work. A charming journey through the science and history of lighthouses around the world.
Odd couples: one word, two meanings, Mirja Winkelmann.
This witty collection of smart, quirky word pairings shows young readers that homonyms can be a blast. Anyone who has ever tried to learn English knows that many of our language's words have more than one meaning. This exciting book takes that idea to a new level, illustrating just how surprising some homonyms can be. In bold, colourful double-page spreads Mirja Winkelmann's delightful illustrations challenge readers to find the one word that fits both images. Swimwear and an elephant's nose, or a flower and the center of an eye: making these visual connections, and thinking up even more, will spark a passion for language in young readers.
First French dictionary, [translator, Vasanti Piette].
Featuring over 2,000 common words, this is the ideal first French dictionary for kids just starting out on their language learning journey. Each French word is supported by a photo, encouraging visual learning, and a pronunciation, so that children aged 6 and up can get to grips with French. First French Dictionary is packed with subjects relevant to children, such as school, pets, and sports. Learn how to say la cuisine, les animaux, and la nourriture and understand their meanings with a handy vocabulary section and plenty of pictures. First French Dictionary is essential for parents and teachers who are keen to teach kids French as a second language. Sections covered- All about Me, Clothes, Home and Garden, City Life, In the Park, Hobbies, Food, Shopping, Animals, Nature, Beach, School, Sports, Colours and Shapes, Opposites, and Weather.
First Spanish dictionary, [translator, Débora Staryfurman].
Featuring over 2,000 common words, this is the ideal first Spanish dictionary for kids just starting out on their language learning journey. Each Spanish word is supported by a photo, encouraging visual learning, and a pronunciation, so that children aged 6 and up can get to grips with Spanish. First Spanish Dictionary is packed with subjects relevant to children, such as school, pets, and sports. Learn how to say la cocina, los hobbys, and de compras and understand their meanings with a handy vocabulary section and plenty of pictures. First Spanish Dictionary is essential for parents and teachers who are keen to teach kids Spanish as a second language. Sections covered: All about Me, Clothes, Home and Garden, City Life, In the Park, Hobbies, Food, Shopping, Animals, Nature, Beach, School, Sports, Colours and Shapes, Opposites, and Weather.
Do you know about? Science, Emily Dodd.
Over 200 intriguing science questions answered. This is the ideal science encyclopedia to help budding Einsteins ages 6 and up with their school and homework projects, as well as for parents who need to answer those tricky science questions. Do You Know About Science? brings subjects such as the living world, human body, the material world, energy, forces and movement, and our planet to life, with colourful pages and a fun question and answer format. Where does light come from? Can I feel forces? What is my body made of? Why is lemon juice sour? Do You Know About Science? focuses on the subjects that kids really want to know about and the questions they ask, helping them easily learn new information. From everyday questions such as what makes the light turn on, to the bigger questions like what is in space, Do You Know About Science? will satisfy even the most curious minds with an amazing collection of facts.
Outdoor maker lab: exciting experiments for budding scientists, Robert Winston.
This fun, fact-filled book is brimming with exciting outdoor experiments to help budding boffins explore the science in their surroundings. Using household items, construct a water rocket and blast it skywards to learn about air pressure, or blow giant, long-lasting bubbles to reveal how surface tension works. Make a wormery and observe worms tunnelling, then build a diamond kite and discover the key to aerodynamics. With stunning, brand-new photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and rigorous attention to detail, young boffins will be excited from the get-go. With a foreword by Robert Winston, each activity has a clear How it works explanation, revealing the fascinating science behind the experiment, along with Real-world examples that show everyday scientific principles in action. Full of amazing projects to inspire young scientists and outdoor enthusiasts, Outdoor Maker Lab takes readers out of the house on a journey to better understand their world - and beyond. It is a must-have for every young scientist who is curious about their surroundings.
Drawn from nature, Helen Ahpornsiri.
An intricately crafted journey through four seasons of flora and fauna. Helen Ahpornsiri's intricate artwork transforms leaves, petals, and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows, and blossoming trees. Using nothing but pressed plants, this journey through the seasons captures the wonder and magic of the natural world between the pages of a book. This standout title with beautiful nonfiction text will take readers through an extraordinary year in the wild.
Natural history collector: hunt, discover, learn!, Michael Sanchez.
Coming home from the beach or a walk in the woods with a fine collection of rocks, shells, pinecones, and seed pods is easy. The trick is to know what to do with them once you get them back to your room. What's fun is that identifying, preserving, and displaying your treasures will let you learn all about them and get you started on becoming a true natural history collector. This book is full of hands-on, kid-friendly projects for the budding naturalist. The opening chapter introduces kids to different ways of creating their personal field guides for keeping track of what they see, when and where they see it, and what makes it interesting. They'll move on to techniques for cleaning and caring for treasures, such as drying flowers, pressing leaves, and desalinizing rocks and shells. The book's drawings and photographs will help kids discover what to look for when they examine feathers, seeds, and minerals (and recognize the difference between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic). Extra projects focus on display; making shadow boxes, creating collectors' cases from egg cartons and candy boxes, labeling, hanging, and mounting collections.
Night sky, written by Carole Stott; consultant, Jerry Stone.
Discover what a star is, how the Moon looks close up, and what tools astronomers use to look at space. "Night Sky" encourages little explorers to get outside and covers all the key objects that children will want to learn about, including meteors, comets, asteroids, the Sun, the zodiac, and the patterns we call constellations. With exciting activities, such as how to look at the Sun safely, and plenty of fun space facts, this beautiful book is a must for children curious about the night sky.
Impact!: asteroids and the science of saving the world, Elizabeth Rusch; photos by Karin Anderson.
Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes and hit our planet in them, too. But what happens if a catastrophically large one approaches earth? By looking on the ground at historical asteroid craters and present-day falls, and up into space for the big ones yet to come, a wide variety of scientists are trying to figure out how to track asteroids and how to avoid devastating impacts in the future.
What's weird on Earth.
Fact-hungry kids will love poring over these warped world maps full of unique and weird data. See how many lightning strikes hit parts of our planet, the wind patterns of the whole world, and even how the world map would look if global warming melted the ice caps! Covering everything from Pangea to the world's weirdest natural wonders, this is Earth in all its strange glory.
Weather patterns, Harriet Brundle.
Presents information about weather, including forecasting, clouds, types of precipitation, and major storms, and what countries around the world are doing to combat climate change.
Tyrannosaurus Rex and its relatives: the need-to-know facts, Megan Cooley Peterson; consultant, Mathew J Wedel.
Tyrannosaurus rex and its relatives were fearsome meat eaters and deadly predators. Their strong teeth and jaws could crush bone. In this book, bold images, colourful maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when these mighty carnivores walked the earth.
Baby animals moving, Suzi Eszterhas.
Around the world, baby animals move in different ways. Whether it's egret chicks practicing flapping their wings or zebra calves learning to run just a few hours after they're born, baby animals on the go are not only adorable; they can teach us about animal behaviour, too. The second book in the Baby Animals series showcases twelve species from around the globe, each moving in different ways. Stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas are paired with brief informational text. Back matter gives further information about Suzi and her wildlife photography work.
Animal wrangler, Laura K. Murray.
A brief exploration of what animal wranglers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of animal wrangling on movie sets such as the Harry Potter series.
Coyote Peterson's brave adventures: wild animals in a wild world.
Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them. Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages, this collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote's most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.
Gentle giant: Wētāpunga, text, Annemarie Florian; illustrations, Terry Fitzgibbon.
Meet Wētāpunga, long-time resident of Gondwanaland, Planet Earth. Learn about the modest unassuming lifestyle of this ancient insect - what it eats, where it lives, how it keeps safe and defends itself. Intensely rich illustrations and a measured poetic voice beautifully capture its real-life story.
Cicadas of New Zealand, Olly Hills.
"Did you know that there are at least 42 different types of cicada in New Zealand? Learn all about New Zealand's many cicadas in this book. Discover the large and loud clapping cicadas, green kikihia cicadas, small black cicadas, the colourful redtail cicadas and more. Detailed descriptions, colour photographs and location maps will help you identify cicadas throughout New Zealand. This book also includes plenty of general information on New Zealand cicadas, including a description of the cicada life cycle and how to catch cicadas"–Back cover.
Butterflies and moths, written by John Feltwell; consultant, Richard Lamb.
A fantastic first book on butterflies and moths, this is the perfect companion for bug hunters eager to understand how caterpillars become butterflies. Nature Explorer Butterflies and Moths encourages little explorers to get outside and covers everything you need to know about these critters, including cocoons, wings, caterpillars, and eggs. Children can learn about butterflies and moths from all over the world, from their very own gardens to woodland, mountains, rainforest, desert, and even the Arctic. With exciting activities, like how to make a butterfly kite, and plenty of fun facts, this beautiful book is a must for children curious about butterflies and moths.
Bird words: snippets and snapshots of our feathered friends, John Yunker.
Bird watching (and learning) for children of all ages. From eagles and egrets to penguins and plovers, young readers will discover a world of birds and descriptive words, learning species and characteristics along the way.
Birds and their feathers, Britta Teckentrup.
Feathers. What are they made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? By providing accessible answers to these and other questions, this delightful book introduces young readers to the wonders of "plumology," while also drawing them in with enchanting illustrations. An exquisitely rendered fusion of art and science, this marvelous book satisfies young readers' natural curiosity about the world around them.
Farm, [written by Emma Grange].
Uses print and braille to teach young readers to about farms and farm animals.
Unstoppable: true stories of amazing bionic animals, Nancy Furstinger.
In this title, readers learn the stories of animals that are both benefitting from and helping out the world of prosthetic science; covering all species, situations, and science backgrounds. From the high-tech science of 3D printing, to inflatables, to toy wheels, this title has it all, including visits with subjects who are accessible for interviews and photography.
Smiley: a journey of love, Joanne George.
Smiley, a most remarkable Golden Retriever, was born without eyes. He was rescued from a puppy mill and has become a superb therapy dog, providing therapy to people all over the world through social media and television. This is his story.
Made for each other: why dogs and people are perfect partners, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent; photographs by William Muñoz.
Celebrates the bond between humans and their canine companions, discussing scientific insights that demonstrate how sharing one's life with a dog reduces stress, provides companionship, and increases safety.
The buildings that made London, David Long, Josie Shenoy.
Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before! An elegant horizon of historic masterpieces mixed with sleek modern skyscrapers, the familiar London skyline seems to change every year. Using original architectural drawings from The National Archives brought to life by stunning artwork by Josie Shenoy, discover the rich heritage of some of London's most iconic buildings. Watch Buckingham Palace transform from a large country house into an opulent palace, spot Henry VIII playing tennis on the lawn of Hampton Court Palace, and get lost in the Palm House at Kew, London's very own tropical rainforest. This beautiful book from Blue Peter Award-winning author David Long and exceptionally talented artist Josie Shenoy is a historical kaleidoscope celebrating the magnificent buildings that made London.
Origami for Valentine's Day, Robyn Hardyman.
Valentine's Day is all about love. Whether sharing love with friends, family, or a special someone, there's a great origami project that would be the perfect gift. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through folding hearts, bookmarks, boxes for chocolate, and even a bunch of flowers. Full-colour photographs aid budding origamists and show completed projects up close. Readers learn about the roots of Valentine's Day and how it's become the holiday it is today through a detailed introduction and fact boxes accompanying each project.
First book about the orchestra, [words by Sam Taplin; illustrated by Sean Longcroft].
An original first introduction to the orchestra, with sound buttons on each page, to bring all the orchestral instruments to life.
DIY circus lab for kids: a family-friendly guide for juggling, balancing, clowning and show-making, Jackie Leigh Davis.
DIY Circus Lab for Kids gives families everything they need to produce their own circus! Author Jackie Leigh Davis invites the you into the international youth circus community, then dives into the circus skill families: juggling, acrobatics, manipulation, balance, and clowning. The book opens with a do-it-yourself prop-making class, and provides enough homemade circus equipment to get you started on some fun circus basics. Rising circus stars will then move on to lessons in toss juggling, flower sticks, poi, human pyramids, and how to move on to even more tricks and skills. And best yet, kids will see how to combine skills into an act, and acts into a show. DIY Circus Lab for Kids also includes the Circademic Corner, which is full of academic and scientific factoids about circus, and Safety Check boxes whenever skill-learning requires adult supervision. Many of the skills in this book are safe enough for kids to do themselves, with a few requiring an adult "spotter" so families or classes can enjoy them together.
Cycle City, Alison Farrell.
When little Etta the Elephant goes to her Aunt Ellen's house, she takes a journey through bicycle-filled Cycle City, a town filled with bikes of all kinds! At the end of the day, a special surprise awaits Etta; the most amazing bicycle parade imaginable. Detail-rich illustrations in this fun seek-and-find book paint the colours of this unusual town where everyone rides some kind of bike; whether a penny-farthing, a two-wheeled unicycle, or a conference bike, everyone is on wheels! Packed with prompts and lots to see on every page, this is a sweet story for the sharpest of eyes.
Mixed-up masterpieces: amusing animals.
In this seriously silly series, featuring artefacts from the British Museum, children can solve the puzzle by matching up the correct animals on the split pages and then mix them all up again to create 2000 hilarious combinations!
Mixed-up masterpieces: funny faces.
These marvellous masterpieces are all mixed up! Can you solve the puzzles by matching up the flaps? Find the famous faces hiding in these pages, and then make two thousand hilarious combinations, for hours of seriously silly fun!
The walkabout orchestra: postcards from around the world, Chloé Perarnau; [translated by Marie Bédrune].
The orchestra have an important concert to play but all the musicians have gone walkabout! Can you help the Maestro and his faithful assistant to track them down using clues from their postcards? Take a trip from Reykjavik to Rio in this search-and-find tour of the world that introduces young readers to the instruments of the orchestra.
Mice in the city: New York, Ami Shin.
A charming hide-and-seek picture book that follows whimsical mice on a whirlwind tour through New York City.
Where's Jane?, written by Rebecca Smith; illustrated by Katy Dockrill.
Can you find Jane Austen hidden in ten scenes from her beloved novels? This beautiful new book introduces young children to Austen's intriguing Georgian and Regency-era world, filled with all the makings of the best stories-sparky humor, legendary showdowns, secrets, love and triumph. Children spot the main characters in ten major scenes from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. First read a snappy synopsis of the story, then explore key stages through a simple, illustrated narrative as you meet the main characters. Next absorb the wonderfully detailed illustrations as you search for the characters and the elusive author in the big and bustling main artworks. Katy Dockrill creates the fun and engaging scenes that house Jane's immortal characters, from imperious Lady Catherine to timid Fanny Price, wicked Mr Wickham to sensible Elinor Dashwood, and proud Mr Darcy to feisty Elizabeth Bennet. Getting to know them all will keep young readers enthralled for hours.
Pokémon sun and Pokémon moon unofficial game guide, The Yuw.
This is the most comprehensive and only detailed guide you will find online. Available for instant download on your mobile phone, eBook device, or in paperback form.
The giant book of hacks for Minecrafters: a giant unofficial guide featuring tips and tricks other guides won't teach you, Megan Miller.
A gigantic guide to command blocks, redstone, mods, and more! The Giant Book of Hacks for Minecrafters teaches Minecrafters everything they need to know about manipulating and programming command blocks within Minecraft, manipulating redstone to make amazing contraptions and machines, how to add modifications to their Minecraft game, and more! Hundreds of screenshots help readers follow along with each tip, step-by-step, to master the Minecrafting world.
Unofficial minecrafters master builder workshop, Megan Miller.
Provides guidance on completing Minecraft builds, discussing tools, strategies, mining, and mobs, and outlining step-by-step instructions for building such creations as a pumpkin house, hedge maze, secret wishing well, and haunted house.
In the past, David Elliott; illustrated by Matthew Trueman.
Chronically organized by epoch, a poetic introduction to the dinosaur world illuminates a host of creatures both novel and familiar, ranging from the mysterious trilobite to the famed Tyrannosaurus rex.
A place to start a family: poems about creatures that build, David L. Harrison; illustrated by Giles Laroche.
Many animals build remarkable structures in order to attract mates, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Twelve animals are presented in four sections based on where they live; underground, in the water, on the land, or in the air. Fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds are included in poems and artwork that to bring these animals to life for kids.
Can I touch your hair?: poems of race, mistakes, and friendship, Irene Latham & Charles Waters; illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko.
Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race in America.
Songs and verse, Roald Dahl.
Familiar tales such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' (from Revolting Rhymes) feature alongside lesser known or unpublished gems such as 'The Shark'. The book is divided into seven sections and each section opens with three pages of illustration from Dahl's best-known illustrator, Quentin Blake.
Around the world in 50 ways, written by Dan Smith; illustrated by Frances Castle.
Set off from London and travel across the globe. Then try to make it back! In Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World in 50 Ways, kids choose their favourite routes and transportation, from tuk-tuks and sleds, to steamboats and hot-air balloons. They'll visit famous cities and exotic, far-flung places; and learn amazing facts about each destination along the way. But they'll need to be careful: not every path will take them where they want to go!
StoryWorlds a moment in time, created by Thomas Hegbrook.
Feast your eyes on an array of snapshots interweaving human stories with those from the natural world. Delve into and explore the mysterious world of time zones. Each illustration depicts the same single moment in time, from every continent around the globe. Prepare to be amazed by a kaleidoscope of images, from a herd of swimming elk in Canada to coffee pickers in Colombia and from a nomad leading his camels through the Sahara Desert to a pod of humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean.
Ella Fitzgerald, written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara; illustrated by Bàrbara Alca; translated by Raquel Plitt.
Presents information about Ella Fitzgerald, from her youth mired in tragedy to her rise to stardom as one of the top jazz singers of all time.
Ada Lovelace, written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara; illustrated by Zafouko Yamamoto.
Presents information about Ada Lovelace, from her childhood in England and her studies in mathematics to her development of the first computer programming language.
The story of Florence Nightingale: the trailblazing nurse of Victorian England, Charlotte Moore.
Florence knew she did not want a life of fancy clothes and parties, like the other girls. She was going to do something different and important. But what? In 1854, she shocked everyone. Florence set out for the Crimea to nurse soldiers injured in the war. Nothing could have prepared her for the horror of the army hospital and the doctors didn't approve of women and plotted to send her away. But Florence was not to be beaten. She was going to change nursing forever!
JoJo's guide to the sweet life: #PeaceOutHaterz, JoJo Siwa.
Through the lens of the author's personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up.
Fantastically great women who made history, Kate Pankhurst.
Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of extraordinary women from around the world and how their remarkable lives marched them into our history books. Blast into space with astronaut Valentina Tereshkova, become a mighty Egyptian pharoh with the powerful Hatshepsut and make your voice heard with mother and daughter duo, women's rights champion Mary Wollstonecraft and Frankenstein's creator Mary Shelley. This is the perfect introduction to just a few of the extraordinary women who have made their mark on history.
Savage Stone Age, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the facts about the Savage Stone Age such as what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy.
Awful Egyptians, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Awful Egyptians, including why people worshipped a dung beetle, which pharaoh married her grandfather and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do.
Rotten Romans, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Rotten Romans, including what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Woeful Second World War, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Terrifying Tudors, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.
Vicious vikings, Terry Deary; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Sail back to a vicious time with fearsome seafaring Viking warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings, including Viking gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues.
Gao tie chu fa le, Cao Huisi, Dong Guanglei zhu; Wang Lili hui.
Bu shi wo, shi lang!, [Fa] Mili Kabuluo'er zhu; [F] Aimeili Geluo hui; Zheng Yufang yi.
Cheng li zui piao liang de ju ren, Zhuliya Tangnasen wen; Akesai'er Shefule tu; Ren Rongrong yi.
Xiao fang zi bian da fang zi, Zhuliya Tangnasen wen; Akesai'er Shefule tu; Ren Rongrong yi.
I have a little lantern: a story told in English and Chinese, Gan Dayong; translated by Yijin Wert.
The little girl left for school at dawn. On her way to school, she met a little spider, a little squirrel, a little hedgehog and a little panda. They were all afraid of the darkness and wondering if monsters were hiding in every corner. Only the little girl was not scared, because she had a little magic lantern. They held hand-in-hand so that nobody would be scared.
Yi shan yi shan xiao yin yu. 1, Xiao yin yu zheng jiu da jing yu, (Yiselie) Baoluo Hou'er tu wen; Yu Zhiying yi.
Xiaohong he Xiaofen, Gongxi Daye wen tu; Wang Zhigeng yi.
Xiaohong he Xiaohei, Gongxi Daye wen tu; Wang Zhigeng yi.
Xiaohong he Xiaohuang, Gongxi Daye wen tu; Wang Zhigeng yi.
Xiaohong qu song huo, Gongxi Daye wen tu; Wang Zhigeng yi.
Jiao xiang yue tuo zhuo mi cang: huan you shi jie zhao yi zhao, [Fa] Keluo'ai Bola'ernuo zhu; Xing Peijian yi.
Ya chi da jie de xin xian shi, (De) Lusiman Anna zhu/hui; Wang Congbing yi.
Xiao wang zi, Sheng Aikexupeili zhu; Tan Xudong yi; Hu Yue hui.
Dawei re ma fan = David gets in trouble, wen tu Dawei Xiangnong; fan yi Yu Zhuying.
When David gets in trouble, he has excuses right up until bedtime, when he realizes he really is sorry.
Dawei, bu ke yi, wen, tu, Dawei Xiangnong; fan yi, Yu Zhiying.
Pa lang fei po po = Mottainai grandma, Zhenzhu Zhenlizi wen, tu; Pu Pulan yi.
Xiang shen me?, Si Fan zhu hui.
Gei nai niu guo sheng ri! = A birthday for cow!, Jian Tuomasi zhu hui; Jiang Jianli yi.
Home for Chinese New Year: a story told in English and Chinese, Wei Jie and Xu Can; translated by Yijin Wert.
The Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions. This Chinese children's story tells a delightful trip with lots of cultural details along the way! Jia Jun's Dad worked out of town all year around. Now it's time for him to come home. He took a train, bus, three-wheeled motorcycle, ferry-boat and even walked for many miles. He finally made it home and had a reunion dinner with his family on New Year's Eve. On his trip, as Jia Jun's Dad was rushing to get home, he lost his apple, water, gloves and scarf, but he took very good care of his gift for his son. During the holiday season, Jia Jun was extremely happy as he was with his Dad all the time. They set off firecrackers, put up couplets and even made snowmen. In a few days, Dad was ready to head back to work, but it was certain that Dad would be home again next year to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family.
Ri guang sen lin, Xi Jing zhu; Li Chen hui.
Wo de jia zui bang = We'll leave home!: a story of three little pigs, Liusheng Zhenzhizi zhu; Ling Wenhua yi.

Older Fiction

Granted, John David Anderson.
Young fairy Ophelia gets her first wish granting assignment and discovers that, although the fate of the fairy world rests on her completing her task, the job of granting a human's wish is anything but easy.
Arlo Finch in the valley of fire, John August.
As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves. She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: "If I can see you, they can see you. Be careful, Arlo Finch." Arlo Finch thought becoming a Ranger meant learning wilderness skills, like camping and knots. But upon arriving in the tiny town of Pine Mountain, Colorado, Arlo soon learns there's so much more.
Out of the wild night, Blue Balliet.
Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way; but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island.
A horse for the summer, Michelle Bates; [adapted by Caroline Young].
When Tom is left a prize-winning horse to look after over the summer, things don't turn out as he'd hoped. Chancey is wild and unpredictable and Tom is forced to start training him in secret. But the days of summer are numbered and Chancey isn't Tom's to keep forever. At some point he will have to give him back.
Horse in danger, Michelle Bates; [adapted by Caroline Young].
Rosie and Jess have always been the best of friends, but they have found themselves drifting apart. During a treasure hunt ride, Rosie sets out to make amends. But what she discovers that day takes her down a path of deception and danger, putting her friendship with Jess to the ultimate test. Stumbling across a plot to fix a race, Rosie is torn between saving a horse and losing her best friend. What will she do?
Lucky broken girl, Ruth Behar.
Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro's Cuba to New York City. Just when she's finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English, and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood's hopscotch queen, a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined her to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie's world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger and she comes to understand how fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how friends, neighbours, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times.
Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world, Ashley Herring Blake.
When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm; and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks, and hopes, that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?
The wild robot escapes, words and pictures by Peter Brown.
Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings; but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?
Hurricane child, Kheryn Callender.
Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child. Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and, worst of all, Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back. But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend, and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush. Now, Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother; before Caroline loses her forever.
The Titanic, Katrina Charman.
A stowaway dog and the captain's cat forge an unlikely friendship as they race to protect three kittens, help their humans, and survive the sinking of the Titanic.
Aru Shah and the end of time, Roshani Chokshi.
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them. The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
Saint Philomene's infirmary for magical creatures, W. Stone Cotter.
Deep below ground, there is a secret hospital for magical creatures. At Saint Philomene's Infirmary, all creatures are welcome, except humans. So when twelve-year-old human boy Chance Jeopard unearths a plot to destroy the hospital and its millions of resident patients, he is launched into the role of unlikely, and unwelcome, hero. His infinitely pragmatic and skeptical sister, Pauline, thinks it's all nonsense until she finds herself swept up in the mission. It will take all their wit and courage for the brother and sister to save Saint Philomene's and escape alive!
Warrior Genius, Michael Dante DiMartino.
Giacomo, his fellow artists and their teacher flee to an Asian-inspired world of Genius warriors, where a power-hungry leader recruits them to track down the next Sacred Tool.
Escape the vortex, Jeanne DuPrau.
The Alpha and Omega teams are in a race for the six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy, but the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy, and the teams are running out of time.
Samantha Spinner and the super-secret plans, Russell Ginns; illustrated by Barbara Fisinger.
Samantha Spinner's uncle Paul disappeared, and here's what he left: Samantha's sister got a check for ,400,000,000; Samantha's brother got the New York Yankees. And Samantha got a rusty red umbrella with a tag hanging off its worn handle. The tag says "Watch out for the RAIN." Thanks a lot, Uncle Paul. After all the strawberry waffles, stories, and puzzles they've shared, how could he just leave without saying goodbye? And what is the meaning of that mysterious message? The answer is simple. Sam knows in her heart that Uncle Paul is in danger. And if he taught her anything, it's that not everything is exactly what it seems. Which is why we should pay close attention to that rusty red umbrella, and never trust a monkey at a hula-hoop contest. The RAIN is coming and Samantha Spinner is about to find herself mixed up in some super-important, super-dangerous, super-secret plans.
We're out of here!, Elise Gravel.
Olga decides she would like to figure out what planet Meh is from and begins to conduct some research on space travel.
Winterhouse, Ben Guterson with illustrations by Chloe Bristol.
Elizabeth, eleven, spends Christmas break at Winterhouse hotel under strange circumstances, where she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery.
The sky at our feet, Nadia Hashimi.
Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it's hard to feel American now when he's terrified that his mother will be discovered and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, the bustling city makes him wonder if he's overestimated what he can do. After an accident lands him in the hospital, Jason finds an unlikely ally in a fellow patient. Max, a whip-smart girl who wants nothing more than to explore the world on her own terms, joins Jason in planning a daring escape out of the hospital and into the skyscraper jungle even though they both know that no matter how big New York City is, they won't be able to run forever.
Knock out, K.A. Holt.
Told in assonant free verse, Levi was once a premature baby who suffered from respiratory problems; he recovered, and now in seventh grade, he struggles to demonstrate to his divorced mother and overprotective brother that he is okay so when his father suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport, but he still must find a way to convince his family to set him free to follow his dream.
The Wingsnatchers, Sarah Jean Horwitz.
Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III is aided by Grit, a fiery, flightless faerie princess, in winning a magic competition, in exchange for him helping Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances.
The doughnut fix, Jessie Janowitz.
When his family moves to tiny Petersville, eleven-year-old Tris stops focusing on his perfect sister, Jeanine, by using his cooking expertise to revive a town tradition of chocolate cream doughnuts.
Unreal!: the ultimate collection: 30 stories in 30 years, Paul Jennings.
In this special volume, Paul has personally selected 30 tales from his entire collection to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his first book. You'll find a girl made of ice, a dog who digs holes in the cemetery, a see-through boy, magic lipstick, a haunted toilet, a lie detector at school, two musical spirits who try to save a lighthouse and lots, lots more. Unbelievable, unmentionable and uncanny, these classic stories will surprise you, leave you tongue- tied, spook you, make you cry and have you laughing out loud.
The Parker inheritance, Varian Johnson.
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure, but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Checked, Cynthia Kadohata with illustrations by Maurizio Zorat.
Hockey is Conor's life. His whole life. He'll say it himself, he's a hockey beast. It's his dad's whole life too; and Conor is sure that's why his stepmom, Jenny, left. There are very few things Conor and his dad love more than the game, and one of those things is their Doberman, Sinbad. When Sinbad is diagnosed with cancer, Conor chooses to put his hockey lessons and practices on hold so they can pay for Sinbad's chemotherapy. But without hockey to distract him, Conor begins to notice more. Like his dad's crying bouts, and his friend's difficult family life. And then Conor notices one more thing: Without hockey, the one thing that makes him feel special, is he really special at all?
The return of the railway children, Lou Kuenzler.
In the depths of WWII, 12-year-old Edie is nervous at the prospect of being sent to live with an unknown aunt whilst her mother Phyllis flies planes for the ATA. However, Aunt Roberta welcomes Edie with open arms, along with Greta and Gus two fellow evacuees. Together, the three children come to love their new home at Three Chimneys. But does a dark secret lurk at the heart of the village, and are Greta and Gus hiding a secret of their own?
Lucy Castor finds her sparkle, Natasha Lowe.
Lucy's life is perfect and she doesn't want to change a thing. With everyone growing up around her, Lucy just wants everything to just stay the way it is. Then she discovers her mother is having another baby and Lucy is sure that her parents don't want her anymore. Classic, heartwarming, and quirky, this cozy story is about holding onto the magic of childhood.
The Mad Wolf's daughter, Diane Magras.
In 1210 Scotland, when invading knights capture 12-year-old Drest's father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers who make up his fearsome war-band, she sets off to rescue them from the castle prison, taking along a wounded knight as her captive to trade for her family's freedom.
The seventh element, Wendy Mass.
The Voyagers have made it to the last planet but must acquire a seventh element, combat dragons and an alien clone, and face serious illnss before returning to Earth.
Without refuge, Jane Mitchell.
Thirteen-year-old Ghalib wishes his life could go back to normal. He wishes he could still hang out at the market with his friends, root for his favorite soccer team, even go to school. But civil war has destroyed his home. As violence rages around them, his family makes the difficult choice to flee Syria. Together they start out on a dangerous journey toward Europe. Along the way, they encounter closely guarded borders, hardscrabble refugee camps, and an ocean crossing that they may not survive.
Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo.
A stunning new edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring a new introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Told in the voice of Private Tommo Peaceful, the story follows twenty-four hours at the front, and captures his memories of his family and his village life; by no means as tranquil as it appeared. Full of vivid detail and engrossing atmosphere, leading to a dramatic and moving conclusion, Private Peaceful is both a compelling love story and a deeply moving account of the First World War.
Time jumpers, Brandon Mull.
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole Randolph can barely remember what life was like back in Arizona. Now he and his friends are pushed to the limit as they make one final attempt to restore magic to the Outskirts. They must travel to the kingdom of Creon, where time itself can be manipulated and reality can bend and change. It's the last mission; and the past, present and future are all at stake.
The book of Boy, Catherine Gilbert Murdock; illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.
Boy has always been relegated to the outskirts of his small village. With a large hump on his back, a mysterious past, and a tendency to talk to animals, he is often mocked by others in his town, until the arrival of a shadowy pilgrim named Secondus. Impressed with Boy's climbing and jumping abilities, Secondus engages Boy as his servant, pulling him into an action-packed and suspensful expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter. Boy quickly realizes this journey is not an innocent one. They are stealing the relics and accumulating dangerous enemies in the process. But Boy is determined to see this pilgrimage through until the end, for what if St. Peter can make Boy's hump go away?
Beast of stone, Linda Sue Park; illustrated by James Madsen.
Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his skills have failed to free the animals that the heartless Chancellor captured and turned against the people of Obsidia directly threatening Raffa's friends and family.
Midnight in the piazza, Tiffany Parks.
After moving to Rome with her father, thirteen-year-old Beatrice witnesses a shadowy figure steal the turtle sculptures from a fountain located outside her window and is determined to solve the crime herself when no one believes her story.
Worlds apart, James Riley.
After Nobody destroys the connection between fictional and nonfictional worlds, causing nonfictional people to lose their imaginations, Owen and Bethany must risk everything to save multiple realities.
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Rick Riordan; illustrated by John Rocco.
"Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod, tells the origin stories of the gods of Olympus and provides an insider's point of view - with plenty of attitude - in this illustrated collection"– Provided by publisher.
The maze of bones, Rick Riordan.
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away … or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.
A possibility of whales, Karen Rivers.
Twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine Gallagher dreams of seeing whales on the beach near her new home, and is consumed with the prospect that her mother who abandoned her as a child loves and misses her, and wants Nat to find her.
Love, Penelope, Joanne Rocklin; [illustrations, Lucy Knisley].
Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom's pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers "Penny") and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the trials and tribulations of being a fifth-grader (which, luckily, YOU won't have to worry about for a long time). Penny asks little questions about her sibling's development and starts to ask big questions about the world around her (like if and when her moms are ever going to get married "for real"). Honest, relatable, and full of heart, Love, Penelope explores heritage, forgiveness, love, and identity through the eyes (and pen) of one memorable 10-year-old.
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince, J.K. Rowling.
'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active. "It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again," said Fudge.' These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In the midst of this battle of good and evil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day by day.
The Yark, Bertrand Santini; illustrations by Laurent Gapaillard; translated by Antony Shugaar; edited by Penelope Todd.
The Yark is a monster who eats only good children, until he meets Madeline with whom he becomes fast friends.
Truth or hair: a school story, Suzanne Selfors.
Holly and Poppy O'Hair are twins, but it's always been easy to tell these sisters apart. Because she is destined to be the next Rapunzel, Holly has always had the longest locks at Ever After High, while Poppy, whose fairytale destiny is up in the air, wears her hair short to express her individuality. But when Poppy's hair begins growing longer and longer, while Holly's hair gets shorter and shorter, it seems as if the sisters might have to reveal the secret they've been keeping about their destinies. Can they turn this bad hair day around, or will their fairytale ending be a fairy-fail?
Escape from Aleppo, N.H. Senzai.
After Nadia is separated from her family while fleeing the civil war, she spends the next four days with a mysterious old man who helps her navigate the checkpoints and snipers of the rebel, ISIS, and Syrian armies that are littering Aleppo on her way to meeting her father at the Turkish border.
The heart and mind of Frances Pauley, April Stevens.
Frances is an observer of both nature and people. She spends most of her time up on the rocks behind her house, and it's the one place where Frances can truly be herself, where she doesn't have to think about her older sister, Christinia, who is growing up and changing in ways that Frances can't understand. When something unimaginable happens, Frances slowly discovers that perhaps the world outside her rugged, hidden paradise isn't so bad after all. Maybe, just maybe, she can find connection with the people who have surrounded her all along.
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: this book is a classic, Susan Tan; illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte.
Priscilla Cilla Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she's ready to write a Classic. This one promises to have everything: romance, adventure, and plenty of drama like Cilla's struggles to be more Chinese, to be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva's wedding, and to learn how to share her best friend.
How to tame a human tornado, Paul Tobin; illustrated by Thierry Lafontaine.
It's Friday the 13th again, and Nate hasn't just done one really outrageous thing. He hasn't even done three crazy things like normal. No, this time he's gone and hidden his science vials full of his inventions throughout the town of Polt. He's trying to avoid the Red Death Tea Society as always, who continue to hunt him down. They know where Nate lives now, so his only choice is to conceal his experiments in places they wouldn't think to look. But things are about to go very, very wrong, including: an overwhelming amount of toads in Polt, zebras running wild, and lightning storms that won't quit. Nate and Delphine have been in lots of trouble before, but this is their most disastrous Friday the 13th yet; and we can't promise a happy ending quite yet.
Hope in the holler, Lisa Lewis Tyre.
Right before Wavie's mother died, she said: Be brave, Wavie B! You got as much right to a good life as anybody, so find it! But little did Wavie's mom know that events would conspire to bring Wavie back to Conley Hollow, the Appalachian hometown her mother tried to leave behind. Now Wavie's in the clutches of her Aunt Samantha Rose. Life with her revolting cousin Hoyt is no picnic, but there's pleasure in sleeping in her mother's old bed. Can Wavie prevent her aunt from becoming her legal guardian, and find her courage and place in the world?
My sweet-orange tree: the story of a little boy who discovered pain, José Mauro de Vasconcelos; translated by Alison Entrekin.
Meet Zeze Brazil's naughtiest, and most loveable boy, his appetite for mischief matched only by his capacity for kindness. When he grows up he wants to be a 'poet with a bow-tie' but for now he entertains himself playing pranks on the other residents of his family's impoverished Rio de Janeiro shanty town and conjuring a varied cast of friends into being with his imagination. That is, until he meets a real friend, and his life begins to change. My Sweet Orange Tree is a worldwide classic of children's literature never out of print in Brazil since it was first published in 1968, it has also been translated into an astonishing number of languages and won the hearts of young readers from Korea to Turkey, Poland to Thailand and in many other countries too.
Mr Stink, David Walliams; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well!" Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him. Which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks. But there's more to Mr Stink than meets the eye (or nose) and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed. As Chloe struggles to keep Mr Stink a secret, and her dad tries to hide a secret of his own, the stage is set for an epic family confrontation. But there's one other person with a an extraordinary secret – Mr Stink himself!
Stick dog crashes a party, Tom Watson; [illustrations by Ethan Long based on original sketches by Tom Watson].
Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it's never looked like it does on this dark, dark night. Strings of white lights, colourful fireworks, and an endless buffet of amazing food have transformed the park into a food-snatching wonderland. There's a party going on, and Stick Dog, Mutt, Poo-Poo, Stripes, and Karen are ready to crash it. But how will they do it?

Picture Books

First animals, Hannah + Holly.
Little fingers will delight in tracing over the shapes of each object in this wonderful tactile board book range. Meet animals of the forest, jungle, sea and desert in these beautifully illustrated books. Hannah and Holly's soft pastel palette and adorable friendly faces make this the ideal gift for a newborn baby or first birthday.
First colours, Hannah + Holly.
This beautifully illustrated book is a great first introduction to colours, from yellow bananas to red ladybirds.
First numbers, Hannah + Holly.
Little fingers will delight in tracing over the shapes of each object as they learn numbers in this early concepts series.
Some dogs do, Jez Alborough.
All dogs walk and jump and run, but dogs don't fly - it can't be done, can it? Jez Alborough's uplifting tale is for anyone who has ever, just for a second, stopped believing in miracles.
I love my grandma, Giles Andreae; [illustrated by] Emma Dodd.
From train rides to playtime, this book illustrates the love between grandmother and grandchild, and all the exciting things they can do together!
199 things on the farm, illustrated by Gabriele Antonini, Nikki Dyson and Mar Ferrero.
This varied picture reference book contains 199 individual items found around farms. Children will enjoy spotting farm vehicles, buildings, animals, fruit and vegetables, plus some less familiar things. Themes include: 'Around the farmyard', 'In the fields' and 'The farm shop'.
I'll wait, Mr. Panda, Steve Antony.
Mr. Panda is making something, and all of his animal friends are interested but only Penguin is willing to wait to see what it is.
Peppa throws a Boomerang, [adapted by Mandy Archer].
Peppa and her family are on holiday in Australia, staying with Kylie Kangaroo. When it's time for them to return home, Kylie gives Peppa a present to remember her trip, but what is this funny stick? It's a boomerang! Kylie teaches Peppa how to throw it, but the neighbours are not enjoying their new game!
Peppa's castle adventure, [adapted by Mandy Archer].
Peppa Pig and her family are having a day out at the castle. There's so much to explore! With knights, exploding cannons, a medieval banquet and a real (robot!) dragon, it's fun for everyone. Peppa and George love being the king and queen of the castle!
Where's Mr Dog?, [illustrated by] Ingela P Arrhenius.
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly pets hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there's a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones.
Where's Mr Zebra?, [illustrated by] Ingela P Arrhenius.
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly safari animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there's a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones.
Pancakes in pajamas, Frank Asch.
Follows the Bear family who decides to spend the day in pajamas and eat pancakes.
Vincent comes home, Jessixa Bagley and Aaron Bagley.
Vincent lives on a cargo ship. His paws have never touched land. He spends his days chasing seagulls and eating fresh fish, and at night he stares at the stars that chart his ship's course. The cargo ship makes stops all over the world but it never stops at "home." What is "home?" Vincent wonders. As the ship makes one final stop, Vincent takes his first steps on land and follows a crew member to his home. Alone for the first time, Vincent wanders the city until he discovers the most important thing: Home is where the people you love are.
It's great being a dad, Dan Bar-el; illustrated by Gina Perry.
A gang of mythical creatures is roaming around a magical land having a great time, until Bigfoot gets his foot stuck in a tree trunk and Unicorn gets her horn impaled on a table and Robot's saw-arm gets rusted into position. But have no fear! Dad is there to fix things, even when a Sneaky Flying Alligator Pirate steals the Fairy Queen Ballerina Doctor's wand. A hilarious story about imagination, play and the best parts about being a dad.
How many trees?, Barroux.
How many trees make a forest? Each animals thinks they know the answer but they just can't agree. Could a tiny, quiet voice have the answer? Simple yet humourous, this charming story is told in Barroux's inimitable style and features a host of woodland creatures who children will love. The story encourages children's to ask questions about nature and the environment and is a great way to open up discussion on a range of topics.
The great Kiwi 123 Book, Donovan Bixley.
Join Kiwi for the greatest 1 2 3 across New Zealand featuring Donovan Bixley's most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi 'Wheels on the Bus' and 'Old MacDonald's Farm'.
The holidays, Blexbolex.
The summer holidays were here. I had the garden, the fields, the lake and the sun, all to myself! And then Grandad brought something home that tipped everything out of balance …
Paddington at the carnival, Michael Bond; illustrated by R.W. Alley.
Norman Bridwell's Clifford collection.
Includes the original 6 stories, an original letter from Norman Bridwell to the reader, information about the creation of Clifford including an image of Norman's 1962 painting that inspired the Clifford series, the story behind the real Emily Elizabeth, and more.
A friend like Frank, written by Stacey Broadbent; illustrated by Eli Broadbent.
Frank is different. He doesn't look like the other candies on planet Bon Bon. All he wants is to make friends and be happy, but they aren't as friendly as he hoped. In fact, they are quite mean. Until… something happens that only Frank and his brother can fix.
Castle in the sky, written by Stacey Broadbent; illustrated by Eli Broadbent.
"A sandpit, a shovel, and a little boy's imagination"–Back cover.
Can I cuddle the moon?, Kerry Brown, [illustrated by] Lisa Stewart.
Little Owl is searching for someone to cuddle, but who? The answer could be right under Little Owl's nose.
The curious garden, Peter Brown.
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.
Miffy's garden, Dick Bruna.
On the other side of the garden, Jairo Buitrago; pictures by Rafael Yockteng; translated by Elisa Amado.
Taken to live with her grandmother in the country, a young city girl finds a way to cope with the change brought about by her parents' separation when an owl, a frog, and a mouse take her on a nighttime tour of her extraordinary new world.
How to eat pizza, Jon Burgerman.
For fans of Supertato, this hilarious interactive book introduces children to a host of talking food, including a pizza slice that most certainly does NOT want to be eaten! Bright colours and lots of visual gags provide one hilarious introduction to a range of fantastic food and will even encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables!
Sleep tight very hungry caterpillar: a lift-the-flap book, [Eric Carle].
It's evening and everyone is going to sleep lift-the-flap on each page to discover which animal is settling down for thenight. Who's that hiding on the very last page? A fun, interactive way to learn about different animals and where they settle down to sleep.
Frankfurt, Mia Cassany & [illustrated by] Mikel Casal.
Pierre and Frankfurt have lived happily together in their top floor flat, since the first day they met! Frankfurt is the most refined little dog you could imagine. He drinks his tea without the slightest slurp, he never gobbles his food and arranges his toys and scarves according to size and colour. But there is one thing that really upsets Frankfurt, one word! His name! How could anyone ever take a sausage dog seriously with a name like that? But Frankfurt has a plan. Join Frankfurt and Pierre in this wonderful book picture book that celebrates the importance of identity and friendship.
Petra, Marianna Coppo.
Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird's nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility.
Lift and look bugs, Tracy Cottingham.
Who is busy in the hive? What is flying around the pond? Who is hiding in the trees? Lift the flaps to peek into a honeycomb, count the beetles, or look for bugs underground. With bright illustrations and simple and accessible text, this is the perfect first introduction to bugs.
Lift and look flowers and plants, Tracy Cottingham.
What's growing in the greenhouse? Can you find the sunflower seeds? Lift the flaps to peek under the flowers, smell the roses, or see what is growing behind the watering can. With bright illustrations and simple and accessible text, this is the perfect first introduction to flowers and plants.
A busy day for birds, Lucy Cousins.
Peck, hop, flap and make some noise in this story full of colour, rhyme and feathered friends! Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme story about fantastical birds by multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins.
Count with Little Fish, Lucy Cousins.
Join Little Fish on an underwater journey, and count from 1 to 10 along the way. Little readers will love Lucy Cousins' bright, bold characters and will delight at the final page, teeming with colourful fish of all shapes and sizes.
I'm the best, Lucy Cousins.
Dog loves his friends. He thinks they're brilliant. But he also thinks that he's the best, and he just won't stop telling them. So what happens when his friends decide to teach him a lesson, by showing him all the things they are best at? Can Dog's friends teach him to be less of a show-off? Find out in this brilliantly original picture book from Lucy Cousins, creator of Maisy. Dog loves his friends. He thinks they're brilliant. But he also thinks that he's the best, and he just won't stop telling them! So what happens when his friends decide to teach him a lesson, by showing him all the things they are best at?
Where is Little Fish?: lift the flaps to find him, Lucy Cousins.
Invites young readers to lift the flaps to find where Little Fish and his underwater friends are hiding when they play hide and seek together.
Looking after William, Eve Coy.
Jump inside the imagination of one unforgettable "Mummy" whose charge; William, needs lots of care and attention. "Mummy" is in fact William's little girl, and William is the real parent. Children will adore following along as she turns the tables on William, but always sees his potential "when he grows up", he could be an astronaut or a lion tamer or a famous chocolate maker, but his most important job is being her Dad. (And possibly being an astronaut, if she can come too.)
Missing Marvin, Sue deGennaro.
I can be anything!: don't tell me I can't!, Diane Dillon.
Zoe is sure that she can be anything she wants to be, despite a little voice of doubt that points out the problems with her ideas–but first she needs to learn how to read.
Princess Mirror-Belle and the dragon pox, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror, but Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a mischievous one at that. She is sure that Ellen's chicken pox is actually dragon pox and she is full of ideas about how to make the spots disappear.
Sharing a shell, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Sugarlump and the unicorn, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realises how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant.
The princess and the wizard, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
"The princess may try seven times to escape. By changing her colour and changing her shape." But, each time Princess Camellia changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him?
The rhyming rabbit, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other woodland animals? They just tell him to be quiet! Then one starry night he meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry …Follow the "Rhyming Rabbit" through fields, woods and dark tunnels on his quest to find a friend in this delightful story from a bestselling duo.
The singing mermaid, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?
Twinkle, twinkle, little car, written by Kate Dopirak; illustrated by Mary Peterson.
In this twist on the classic poem, a little red car takes a final cruise around town before going to bed, beeping good-night to all his vehicular friends.
The pirates of Scurvy Sands: starring the Jolly-Rogers, Jonny Duddle.
This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands; a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing; she's definitely no pirate. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad.
A lion is a lion, Polly Dunbar.
Is a lion still a lion if he wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? Is so polite but then asks for lunch?!
Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, written by T.S. Eliot; illustrated by Arthur Robins.
Join the cat-burglars Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer as they steal meat from the oven and pearls from the drawers.
Oh me, oh my, a pie!, Jan Fearnley.
A nice old grandma bakes a pie, but oh me, oh my! that yummy treat is stolen by a greedy fox, then lost and found by a mouse, snatched by a cat, grabbed by a dog, and plucked away by an owl, before landing back on Grandma's table for everyone to share or maybe not.
Oh, so many kisses!, written by Maura Finn; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.
"A kiss from Mum, Dad, Grandma, a shy kiss between friends, a slimy kiss between frogs, and even the snuffly little kiss of a baby piglet … a journey through life's littlest, most memorable moments, right through to bedtime"–Publisher information.
Rose's red boots, Maura Finn; illustrated by Karen Erasmus.
One bright autumn morning, Rose and her cheeky companion, Banjo, head off to fly their kite. The little red boots went marching, marching, marching. The little red boots went marching Merrily on their way.
No one likes a fart, Zoe Foster Blake; illustrated by Adam Nickel.
Fart is excited! He's desperate to make friends and have fun. But no one likes a fart. Not even a fart with a heart. Too smelly. Too embarrassing. Too gross.
The lost penguin: an Oliver & Patch story, Claire Freedman and Kate Hindley.
Everyone fell in love with these special characters in Oliver and Patch, finding their way in a big city and making new friends. In this story the three friends visit the zoo. They growl at the tigers, smile at the meerkats and laugh at the funny penguins. But when Peep, a little penguin who's new to the zoo, goes missing, the friends must set off together to bring him home. But it isn't always easy to agree on a plan, and the friends have to overcome some disagreements before everything works out.
Drought, Jackie French, Bruce Whatley.
I remember when rain stopped, When day by day the water dropped, All across a sun-bleached land, Drought spread its withered, deadly hand.
Foods with moods: a first book of feelings, Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers.
How are you peeling today? Happy? Silly? Excited? Worried? Whatever you're feeling, there's a food that shares your mood, and these delightful, delectable sculptures are sure to turn a frown upside-down.
My pillow keeps moving!, Laura Gehl; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
A clever pup ends up in a cozy home, and she'll do anything to stay there. She impersonates everything the lonely homeowner needs; a pillow, a footstool, a jacket. But in the end, being herself works best.
Peep and Egg: I'm not using the potty, Laura Gehl; pictures by Joyce Wan.
Egg is scared to use the potty, until Peep convinces her to do so.
Me too, Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher; illustrated by Gatsby.
Two little friends discuss the someones they want to find when they grow up. Perhaps they've met them already. Me Too is a picture book about best friends, written by best friends, who wanted to write a story about "discovering what you want by realising what you have." It's about friendship, love, and loving your friends.
Seb and the sun, Jami Gigot.
Seb is determined to find some light for his sleepy coastal town. It is so far north, the sun does not shine in winter and the days are cold, dreary, and dark as night. So Seb embarks on a mission to find the sun. Along with his friend Walrus, he makes a plan, collects supplies, and rows far out to sea. Will Seb be able to find the sun and bring its light and warmth back to his town?
Boats float, written by Rebecca Glaser.
Different kinds of boats float in this photographic board book for toddlers.
Fire trucks rescue, written by Rebecca Glaser.
Fire trucks zoom to the rescue in this photographic board book for toddlers.
Trains chug, written by Rebecca Glaser.
Trains clickity clack down the railroad tracks in this photographic board book for toddlers.
Little Truck, Taro Gomi.
Little Truck is setting out to explore! He's going fast, climbing hills, and braving tunnels, being just the right amount of careful along the way. But no matter how far he goes, his caring parent is never far behind. This on-the-go board book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi is perfect for toddlers moving onwards and upwards to big adventures.
Matilda's cat, Emily Gravett.
Climbing trees, playing with wool. Matilda is sure her cat will love these things, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? Or what about a nice bike ride? As the beleagured cat goes from nonplussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play? An insightful, fond and funny look at the relationship between a little girl and her cat, this is sure to strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a devoted pet owner.
Princess Truly in my magical, sparkling curls, Kelly Greenawalt; illustrated by Amariah Rauscher.
Truly's magical, sparkling curls have the power to transport her to exciting new places like the Egyptian pyramids, the Jurassic period, and even into outer space. With curiosity, bravery, and her signature smarts, Princess Truly once again proves that she can do anything she sets her mind to and reminds girls everywhere to reach for the stars, believe in themselves, and dream big!
The Night Box, Louise Greig, Ashling Lindsay.
When Max turns a magical key and opens the Night Box, darkness swoops out, a fox uncurls and a thousand stars sparkle and shine. Then Night comes out to play in this enchanting bedtime story about the wondrous and magical nature of night-time.
Old MacDonald had a farm, Gris Grimly.
A new version of the traditional American song, with an unexpected twist at the end.
The first egg hunt, Adam & Charlotte Guillain, Pippa Curnick.
Poor Easter Chick works so hard to make everyone's Easter eggs but the Easter Bunny always gets the credit. It's time for Chick to hatch a cunning plan which turns into the first ever Easter egg hunt!
Little Miss Inventor, original concept by Roger Hargreaves; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
It's time to meet a new Little Miss who is intelligent, ingenious and inventive. This Little Miss is as bright as a button. In fact she's as bright as two buttons and can invent the most extraordinary things for her friends. How have the Mr Men and Little Miss coped without her for so long?
Knock knock pirate, Carol Heart & Nick East.
A visit from a pirate might sound like fun but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too, causing mayhem and chaos, it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?
There's a monster in my fridge, Caryl Hart, Deborah Allwright.
This fun split page book is full of scary monsters doing silly things! A hilarious story from Caryl Hart with lovable yet atmospheric illustrations from Deborah Allwright, bestselling illustrator of The Night Pirates.
The night flower, Lara Hawthorne.
As the summer sun sets over the Arizonan desert, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom. This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part in this miracle of nature. From pollinating fruit bats to burrowing owls, howling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual wildlife the desert has to offer in this beautiful picture book.
Star in the jar, Sam Hay, [illustrated by] Sarah Massini.
When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. Together with his big sister, he takes his special treasure with him everywhere; to the cinema, to the swimming pool and even to the toilet! But the poor star is sad and misses its home. Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back?
Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock; illustrated by Lael Chisholm.
Granny McFlitter's family have had enough of her knitting. But when a ship runs aground, spilling oil into the sea, a call goes out for small jumpers for the shivery rescued penguins. It's the moment Granny has been waiting for!
Supertato, Sue Hendra.
Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.
Almost anything, Sophy Henn.
George can't roller-skate, George can't paint, and George most certainly can't dance! But Bear thinks that, with a little help, George can do all these things, and more! And, luckily for George, Bear has just a little magic to help. An empowering book about the power of self-belief.
Story time with Ted, Sophy Henn.
Story time Ted! Which story will Ted hear today? A magical story full of wizards and magic spells? An adventure story full of gigantic stomping dinosaurs? Or maybe a fairytale all about beanstalks and giants? Lift the flaps to find out what Ted's creative imagination can conjure up this time.
Spot goes shopping, Eric Hill.
Join Spot and his mum in a brand new story as they go on a shopping trip to the supermarket. Spot loves helping, and he has lots of ideas for what they should buy. Shopping with Mum is lots of fun!
Spot loves sports, Eric Hill.
Spot and his dad go to the park, playing lots of different games with his friends, from baseball to soccer to foot-racing. After a long day, the exhausted friends all take a break for a well-deserved drink. This action-filled addition to the popular format will inspire young children to get up and move!
Spot's big book of first words, Eric Hill.
This is a big early-learning book that introduces toddlers to first words with their favourite puppy, Spot! Each page of the book focuses on a familiar theme from a child's world: home, animals, birthday, park, beach, food and school. Lively pictures and big flaps to lift provide plenty of entertainment for children as they explore each theme. Featuring Spot and all his friends, this book is ideal for teaching toddlers words in a fun and gentle way.
Spot's lift-the-flap peekaboo, Eric Hill.
This sturdy board book includes full-page shaped gatefold flaps with peep-through die-cuts on each one. Peep through the flaps to guess who's on the other side then turn over to see. Who's in the woods going for a walk? Peep through the trees and turn the flap.
Spot's opposites, Eric Hill.
Suitable for reading with your child and helping them to learn about opposites, this book is filled with colourful illustrations of Spot in different scenes that can be familiar to toddlers.
Who's there, Spot?, Eric Hill.
I love you, Mummy Pig, [adapted by Lauren Holowaty].
Peppa and George want to give Mummy Pig a very special day to show her how much they love her, but things don't always go entirely to plan. Clever, brave and resourceful Mummy Pig comes to the rescue over and over again in this charming, sparkly picture book.
Skin again, written by bell hooks; illustrated by Chris Raschka.
The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, this book offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much; what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free.
A letter to my teacher, words by Deborah Hopkinson; pictures by Nancy Carpenter.
Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I'm writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning, and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book's young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn't just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl's unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.
The mouse who wasn't scared, Petr Horáček.
Little Mouse wants to play in the woods. They are dark and full of big scary animals. But Little Mouse isn't frightened of anything or is she?
Ruby in the ruins, Shirley Hughes.
A classic picture book about family love, set in post-war London, from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes. Ruby and Mum have lived through the terrifying London Blitz and are waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train, but when she falls in the ruins nearby, there's only one person who she wants to rescue her.
Kiki and Bobo's sunny day, Yasmeen Ismail.
Kiki and Bobo are going to the beach. It's the perfect day for eating ice cream and swimming in the sea. But why does Bobo look so worried? Can Kiki help? Lift the flaps and find out in this sunny seaside story.
Kiki and Bobo's super surprise, Yasmeen Ismail.
A hilarious lift-the-flap story book for very young children starring the delightful Kiki and Bobo. Meet Kiki and Bobo, the lively stars of this hilarious lift-the-flap story, perfect for very young children, about a very special day. Bobo knows today is special. So does Kiki. Both are planning a secret surprise party. But who for?
The funeral, Matt James.
Norma and her parents are going to her great-uncle Frank's funeral, and Norma is more excited than sad. She is looking forward to playing with her favorite cousin, Ray, but when she arrives at the church, she is confronted with rituals and ideas that have never occurred to her before. While not all questions can be answered, when the day is over Norma is certain of one thing: Uncle Frank would have enjoyed his funeral. This sensitive and life-affirming story will lead young readers to ask their own questions about life, death and how we remember those who have gone before us.
Lost and found, Oliver Jeffers.
Stuck, Oliver Jeffers.
When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.
Up and down, Oliver Jeffers.
Come home already!, Jory John; illustrated by Benji Davies.
Duck and Bear are back but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang out with his best buddy, bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week. What will Duck do without Bear? And more importantly, how will Bear survive without him?
The pink hat, Andrew Joyner.
Follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women's equality.
One night in the zoo, Judith Kerr.
A wonderful new counting book from Judith Kerr, the best-selling author of the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. "One moonlit, magical night in the zoo An elephant jumped in the air and flew. But nobody knew." It's only once all the visitors have gone home that the real fun starts in the Zoo! Follow all the animals throughout the night in this gorgeous picture book and find out what mischief they get into.
Not yet, Zebra, Lou Kuemzler, Julia Woolf.
Annie said to the animals, Please stand in a line.I'm painting my alphabet. Come one at a time! First Aardvark and Bear and Crocodile too. Not yet, Zebra. I'm not ready for you. Annie wants to paint an alphabet using her animals, but Zebra simply can't wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn't get him anywhere but he has to learn to wait his turn!
Yellow kayak, Nina Laden; illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.
You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend's unexpected adventure bring joy and excitement and sights never imagined. And the best part of any adventure is returning home with stories to tell and you best friend at your side.
Look out!: it's a dragon!, Jonny Lambert.
Sapphire the dragon likes the flowers and soft grass in what she hopes is her new home, but the forest animals are afraid of her. She'll try to prove to them that she's not like other dragons.
Idea jar, Adam Lehrhaupt, [illustrated by] Deb Pilutti.
What happens when the story ideas; from a bored Viking to a space robot, kept in a teacher's special jar escape and get rowdy?
Natsumi!, Susan Lendroth; illustrated by Priscilla Burris.
The festival of traditional Japanese arts is coming up, and little Natsumi's big personality is too much for her family's quieter traditions, until her grandfather introduces her to taiko drumming.
Heal the Earth, Julian Lennon with Bart Davis; illustrated by Smiljana Coh.
Encourages the reader to join in an imaginary journey aboard a magical plane, the White Feather Flier, to help sick and hungry children, restore coral reefs and rain forests, and more.
Who's that knocking?, Alison Lester.
Visitors to Ted's house cast mysterious shadows on the door. The reader opens a flap to discover the identity of the visitor.
A peaceful garden, words by Lucy London; illustrations by Christa Pierce.
To grow a peaceful garden, wait for the last frost (just kiss the cold good-bye!). Now dig yourself a patch. From choosing seeds and digging holes to watering the plants and giving them sunlight, A Peaceful Garden shows readers just what a garden needs to grow, with two cats as guides.
Run, Elephant, run: an Indonesian rainforest adventure, Patricia MacCarthy.
When a storm bursts in the rainforest, Little Elephant can't find his mother anywhere. And now a tiger is coming his way. Run, Little Elephant, run! An exciting adventure set in the Indonesian rainforest, with 36 rainforest creatures to spot along the way.
Flo, story by Kyo Maclear; pictures by Jay Fleck.
While the other pandas try to rush her from one activity to another, Flo enjoys relaxing, stopping to smell the roses, and really seeing the world around her.
Panda bear, panda bear, what do you see?, Bill Martin Jr.; pictures by Eric Carle.
Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals.
Alma and how she got her name, Juana Martinez-Neal.
What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from, and who she may one day be.
James Mayhew presents Ella Bella Ballerina and the nutcracker.
Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. But can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.
Who's hiding on the farm?, [illustrated by] Katherine McEwen.
There are lots of animals on the farm. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this innovative lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore behind bushes, hay bales and barn doors to find out lots of interesting facts about farmyard animals. With spreads that take readers through all four seasons, this is the perfect introduction to the outdoors.
Who's hiding on the river?, [illustrated by] Katharine McEwen.
There are lots of animals in the river. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this innovative lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks, logs and lily-pads to find out lots of interesting facts about river wildlife. This is the perfect introduction to the outdoors.
The new neighbours, Sarah McIntyre.
When new neighbours move in to the tower block, what will the other residents of Pickle Rye think? Find out in this hilarious and light-hearted book that is bursting with wonderful characters and humour. Giggle away as you hop, trot and totter down the stairs to share news of the new neighbours and learn just how important it is to leave judgements and prejudices far behind.
Elmer and the whales, David McKee.
Elmer and his cousin Wilbur decide to go to the coast to see the whales. But their journey becomes far more of an adventure then they expected, when they find themselves lost at sea. Can the whales help them back to shore?
Isla & Pickle: best friends, Kate McLelland.
Isla loves Pickle, the adorable miniature Shetland pony who lives in her neighbour's field. The best friends have loads of fun together. They play and ride all over the island: dressing up, splashing in the sea and sharing snacks. But sometimes the mischievous pair get into a bit of trouble; Pickle loves to sneak out to visit Isla and thinks Dad's flowers are yummy! When Dad asks if Isla would like a pet, she knows exactly which animal she wants. But can Isla convince her dad that cheeky Pickle should come and live with them?
Over and under the snow, Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal.
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow.
Dog in boots, Paula Metcalf.
Philip the dachshund is in love with Penelope. She has kind eyes, a waggy tail, and the most beautiful smile. But there is a slight problem. While Penelope is very tall, Philip is not. He's too tiny to kiss her, even on tiptoes! He needs a plan to make himself tall. But maybe he just needs be himself. With hilarious lift-the-flaps, this picture book features an uplifting message about loving who you are and will leave children (and dog lovers) in fits of giggles.
ABC: see and say all the letters of the alphabet, Aino-Maija Metsola.
Learn your alphabet with stylish artwork from Aino-Maija Metsola. With sturdy pages for little hands to hold, young readers will enjoy naming objects on every spread as they learn their A to Z.
Tough trucks, Tony Mitton, Ant Parker.
Trucks are tough and sturdy. They take on heavy loads, then thunder on their giant tyres down long and heavy roads. Rumble down the road with a team of chirpy animal truckers in this lively picture book. Zippy wordplay, zappy art, plus a picture dictionary make learning about trucks fun!
Tremendous tractors, Tony Mitton, [illustrated by] Ant Parker.
Tremendous Tractors follows the animal crew as they become farmers. Climb on board to discover all the different jobs tractors can do around the farm. Every page is full of the kind of detail that machine-mad toddlers love: ploughs, sturdy combine harvesters, trailers, balers and so much more!
The Red Dread, Tom Morgan-Jones.
The Red Dread is on the loose and Shrew and the other animals are afraid. From stolen nuts to missing rabbits, they whisper of the terrible actions of the Red Dread.
Sheep 101, Richard T. Morris; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
One night, a boy counts sheep as he tries to fall asleep. 99. 100. 101. Crash! Sheep 101 is stuck in the fence. Will he ever get out and get the little boy to sleep? Meet Sheep 101 and his colourful cast of characters, like Humpty Dumpty, Blind Mouse, Little Piggy, and more!
Beetle in the bathroom, Brian Moses and Sonia Holleyman.
A zany wonderful combination of poetry and illustrations.
Let's make music, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
From shaking a tambourine to strumming a ukulele to beating a drum, early readers are introduced to common musical instruments, the way they are played, and the sounds they make.
Pets, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
Information about and pictures of pets for very young children.
A bear is a bear: (except when he's not), Karl Newson & Anuska Allepuz.
When one sleepy bear wakes up early from his winter sleep, he's confused. Is he a bird? Or a moose? A fox perhaps? Or even a squirrel? No! He's definitely a bear, and it's time this bear went back to sleep.
Happy dog and other furry friends, dogs created by Ellie Boultwood; written by Robyn Newton.
Presents without words the misadventures of a small dog as he soils a newly washed blanket with a ball, gets stuck in a mud hold, and loses a balloon on the limb of a tree.
Quirky bird and other feathered friends, [birds created by Jo Ryan and Ellie Boultwood; written by Robyn Newton].
Small children will enjoy exploring the textured pages as they meet a quirky bird and her friends, and listen to a funny rhyme about each pair of birds.
The boy and the blue moon, Sara O'Leary; illustrated by Ashley Crowley.
When there's a blue moon, magical things can happen and in this enchanting picture book about a boy and his cat, they do.
The Earth book, Todd Parr.
Simple text and illustrations show how children can help protect the Earth.
Five busy beavers, Stella Parteniou Grasso; illustrated by Christine Battuz.
Five little beavers, working feverishly to build a dam, are enticed one by one to leave their endeavor to play with other animals on the river bank, leaving one tired beaver to finish the job.
Love, Matt de la Peña; [illustrated by] Loren Long.
In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.
The littlest Viking, Alexandra Penfold; illustrations by Isabel Roxas.
Sven might be the littlest Viking, but he has no trouble making himself known. He has the loudest warrior cry and the fiercest set of teeth. He loves to pillage and plunder. But there's a new kid in town; a warrior princess, who is smaller than Sven and even louder. What's a little Viking to do?
Goat's coat, Tom Percival & Christine Pym.
When Alfonzo the goat discovers a host of creatures who need help, he doesn't hesitate. Using his precious, much-loved coat, he finds ways to solve their problems fashioning a boat for frogs out of a cuff, for instance. But soon he's down to the last thread and it's started to snow. What will he do?
My first nature: let's go exploring, [written by Violet Peto].
13 bright picture tabs exploring the forest, the farm, the seasons, water, nighttime, the garden, and more. Babies can go straight to the relevant page using easy-grip picture tabs, perfect for little hands, where you'll find vibrant images of everyday objects. Questions such as what noise does an owl make? How many sheep can you count? Which is your favourite season? Encourage interaction and learning through play.
Pignic, Matt Phelan.
A pig experiences adversity but in the end enjoys a perfect summer day.
I really want the cake, Simon Philip; [illustrated by] Lucia Gaggiotti.
There's a smell I can't ignore. It's wafting through the kitchen door. It's time for me to find out more. I think it might be cake. How on earth do you resist the most amazing cake? Especially when your mum has left a note saying that you MUST NOT eat the cake? One little girl is about to find out just how hard it can be.
My valley, Claude Ponti; translated from the French by Alyson Waters.
A journey through an enchanted world inhabited by 'Twims' (tiny, adorable, monkey-like creatures), secret tree dwellings, flying buildings, and sad giants.
How to babysit a grandma, Jean Reagan; illustrated by Lee Wildish.
A little girl provides instructions for properly babysitting one's grandmother, such as taking trips to the park and singing duets.
All through my town, Jean Reidy; illustrated by Leo Timmers.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text take the reader on a tour around town.
The alphabet thief, Bill Richardson; pictures by Roxanna Bikadoroff.
When night falls, along comes a peculiar thief who steals each letter of the alphabet, creating a topsy-turvy world as she goes. It seems that no one can stop her, until the Z's finally send her to sleep so that all the other letters can scamper back to where they belong.
Life, written by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel.
There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world's animals'including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more; Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity.
Bear and wolf, Dan Salmieri.
Bear and Wolf become unlikely companions one winter's evening when they discover each other out walking in the falling snow.
Everybunny count!, Ellie Sandall.
Count from one to ten with these cheerful bunnies and one not-so-scary fox.
Kaya's heart song, Diwa Tharan Sanders & Nerina Canzi.
Kaya's search for her heart song takes her deep into the vibrant jungles of Malaysia, where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again. Includes facts about the practice of mindfulness.
But the bear came back, Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Dan Taylor.
A bear knocks on a door, and a boy tells the bear to go home, but the bear keeps coming back. When the bear finally stops coming back, the boy misses him.
Wordy birdy, written by Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Dave Mottram.
Wordy Birdy loves to talk. "Hello, sunrise. Hello, pink sky. Hello, orange sky" But does she love to listen? Nope. One day, while she's walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water: "That's a pretty tree and that's a pretty tree and that's a pretty danger sign and that's a pretty tree" Will this inattentive bird walk right into danger? Will her faraway thoughts lead her along a path of doom? It's up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.
The new friend, Axel Scheffler.
Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool: he has lots of fun toys and beach gear, and he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a party!
Little Blue Truck's springtime, written by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Jill McElmurry.
Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep! Beep! Peep!
Horton hears a Who!: and other Horton stories, Dr. Seuss.
Three fantastic adventures with everyone's favourite big-hearted elephant! Horton the Elephant is big, big-hearted, and one of Dr. Seuss's most beloved creations! Join him in this collection of adventures and cheer for Horton as he saves the Whos, hatches the egg, and brings that special Horton kindness to everyone he meets.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, illustrated by Matt Shanks.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes and tails and scales, paws and claws! Come and get fit with the Aussie animals as they dance, run, jump and clap hands together! But look out you never know who else might drop in on the fun too! See if you can wiggle your nose like Wombat, touch your toes with Emu, or run as fast as Bilby does in this lively and playful Australian version of the favourite song.
Row, row, row your boat, illustrated by Matt Shanks.
Row, row, row your boat, Slowly by the path, If you see a kookaburra, Don't forget to laugh! Come aboard with the Aussie animals on an adventure down the stream, as they all try to squeeze into a tiny boat. But look out someone else is following too!
When the world is full of friends, Gillian Shields; illustrated by Anna Currey.
Four young rabbit siblings use their unique talents to devise a way to cross the stream and make friends with the squirrels who just moved there.
When the world was waiting for you, Gillian Shields; illustrated by Anna Currey.
The Rabbit family is filled with excitement because soon a new baby will arrive! And they can't wait to meet it. The nursery has been decorated, toys and gifts have been bought, and finally the big day arrives.
Hello zoo, Nicola Slater.
ome with Ludo as he knocks on the zoo's doors to ask his friends out to play! Soon, everyone's ready except for Minty the panda, who is fast asleep, can you tickle her feet to wake her up so she can join in with the fun, too?
Great bunny bakes, Ellie Snowdon.
Aprons on, recipes at the ready it's time for the biggest, bestest, bunniest baking competition. Only who is this strangely dressed contestant?! Quentin is a wolf with a very unusual hobby. He loves to bake! So when he accidentally receives an invitation to take part in a Great Bunny Baking competition he'll do anything to enter. Masterfully disguised (ahem) as a bunny, Quentin sails through round after round with his peerless pastry and heavenly honeybun tower. But soon he has to contend with a jealous fellow contestant. And when he slips and drops his Showstopping Chocolate Cake it looks like all his work has been in vain. But all is not as it seems in this tale of hidden identity, bravura baking and unexpected kindness.
We're all works of art, written by Mark Sperring; illustrated by Rose Blake.
Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same. Celebrate difference and diversity with this wonderful and beautiful book that tells children it's ok to be different in fact it's perfect to be different. Told from the perspective of works of art, the book illustrates different styles and movements and demonstrates that there is no single masterpiece in galleries, or with people we're all works of art in our own special way. Illustrated by the artist Rose Blake, and packed with different types of art on every page, the book also includes a handy beginners' guide to the various styles of art from prehistoric to cubist, ancient Egyptian to contemporary. Written by bestselling author, Mark Sperring, the text is lyrical, funny and perfect for reading aloud. Don't forget we are all works of art. Every one of us is an original!
Wait!, Beck & Matt Stanton.
For the Grown-Ups: 'Wait! Just wait!' You find yourself saying this all the time, right? Well, we're sorry to say, but you're gonna hate this book! This book is going to make you wait too. Once you and the kids start reading it, you can't do anything else until it's finished. You'll just have to wait. And the kids will love it!
Bub, Elizabeth Rose Stanton.
The middle child in a family of monsters, Bub feels ignored and overlooked, but when he wishes for invisibility, he discovers how much his family loves and misses him.
Pete's a pizza, William Steig.
Pete is in a bad mood. It's raining and he can't play out. But never fear, Pete's dad has just the idea to cheer Pete up; turn him into a pizza! He kneads the dough, adds oil and tomatoes, and with some tickles and giggles along the way, before long the sun comes out.
Dress like mummy, Lisa Stickley.
Poppy loves to dress like mummy especially when she can choose all her favourite colours.
So light, so heavy, Susanne Strasser.
With an elephant on one end of the teeter-totter, it takes a lot of animals on the other side and one child before the teeter-totter will start to move up and down.
I love you, Bunny, Alina Surnaite.
Suzy is afraid to go to sleep, because a monster might come when she's sleeping. Mummy tells her not to worry, as Bunny will chase the monsters away. But at the break of dawn, a shadow creeps into the room, and Bunny disappears. A beautiful debut about being afraid of the dark, illustrated in a classic, nostalgic style.
Charlie's magical carnival, Marit Tornqvist.
Charlie can't wait to go the carnival, but first his mum must find his party hat and red balloon. While she's searching, Charlie imagines all the wonderful things they might see: lemonade rivers and lollipop trees, elephant taxis and a cake as big as a town square. When they finally arrive at the carnival, it's even more amazing and magical than Charlie had hoped.
They say blue, Jillian Tamaki.
In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colours in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn't blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn't know, she hasn't seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about colour as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at.
They came from Planet Zabalooloo!, Sean Taylor, Kate Hindley.
We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! Yeah! Look it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area.
My toothbrush is missing!, Jan Thomas.
When his toothbrush goes missing, Dog's friends help him look for it.
The Nian monster, Andrea Wang; pictures by Alina Chau.
The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with young Xingling! But Xingling is clever and thinks quickly to outwit him with Chinese New Year traditions.
That's not my zebra's colours, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Zebra would like to change the colour of his stripes. Should they be green like Crocodile or blue like Parrot? Which colour would be best of all?
Little Whale, Jo Weaver.
"We're going home, Little Whale," said her mother. Travelling from the warm weather of the south, through coral reefs, kelp forests and glittering shoals of fish, Little Whale follows her mother north. For in the icy north is their family but also great danger.
Hello hello, Brendan Wenzel.
In simple text a set of animals, each one linked to the previous one by some trait of shape, color, or pattern, greet and interact with one another.
Wild one, Jane Whittingham; illustrated by Noel Tuazon.
Can you stretch like a cat or hang like a bat? This little one can do those things and so many more as she bounds energetically through her day. Author Jane Whittingham's sprightly couplets take her from the park to the pool to dinner and bed, while Noel Tuazon cleverly illustrates the animal companions of a child's imagination.
A busy creature's day eating: an alphabetical smorgasbord, Mo Willems.
A busy creature eats his way through the alphabet!
Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!, words and pictures by Mo Willems.
When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place, capturing the antics of a preschooler's temper tantrum.
Naked mole rat gets dressed, Mo Willems.
Wilbur, a naked mole rat who likes to wear clothes, is forced to go before the wise community elder, who surprises the other naked mole rats with his prounouncement.
Not just a book…, Jeanne Willis; [illustrated by] Tony Ross.
A book is never just a book. This book, for instance, could be a hat, a building block or even a flower press; the only limit is your imagination. And, of course, there's one magical thing all books can do. From the dream team that is Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross comes this delightful story about one of the world's most wonderful objects; the book.
Sing a song of bottoms!, Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Adam Stower.
Stomp!, Jeanne Willis, Paul Howard.
Stomp! Stomp! Here comes a mini-monster - he's looking for something special …He crashes through the kitchen and stomps up the stairs, but he can't find that special something anywhere! Just what is the mini-monster looking for? With a bold but simple text and an adorably cheeky little monster, all children will love joining in the search.
Lola Dutch, Kenneth Wright and Sarah Jane Wright.
It's the beginning of a new day, and Lola Dutch is bursting with creative ideas! Even if her enthusiasm is a 'bit much' for some, with the help of her animal friends she is inspired to make every day amazing!
A bear sat on my porch today, story by Jane Yolen; art by by Rilla Alexander.
Told in rhyme, a bear settles on the narrator's porch, and is soon followed by many other woodland friends, until the porch collapses under the weight; but bear and his friends repair the damage and almost everybody is invited to lunch.
My sister, Joanna Young.
A heartwarming picture book, with soft beautiful illustrations and a simple text showing the special relationship that exists between sisters.
Wiggles, Claire Zucchelli-Romer; [English language text adapted by Christopher Franceschelli].
Using grooves and other tactile inserts, the book guides a child's fingers through different colours and shapes.

Younger Fiction

Cam Jansen and the summer camp mysteries: a super special, David A. Adler; illustrated by Joy Allen.
Cam Jansen and her best friend are spending three weeks at Camp Eagle Lake, where they play sports, do crafts, and solve three mysteries.
Captain Snout and the super power questions, [Daniel G. Amen; illustrated by Brendan Kearney].
This book playfully encourages children to correct their negative thinking patterns in order to live happier and healthier lives. Comical illustrations bring the story alive as our main character, Captain Snout, reveals the super power questions that can rid us of our automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and lead to accurate and truthful thinking.
Islandborn, Junot Díaz; illustrated by Leo Espinosa.
Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbours about their memories of her homeland and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage.
The pomegranate witch, written by Denise Doyen; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.
When a scary old tree blooms with the most beautiful pomegranates ever seen, the neighborhood kids' mouths water with anticipation. But the tree isn't theirs, and it has a protector! So begins the Pomegranate War, a fun, rollicking, rhyming tale of a battle between the sly, plucky young rascals and their wry, witchy neighbor who may have more than one trick up her sleeve.
A woodland wedding, Rebecca Elliott.
Eva's teacher, Miss Featherbottom, is getting married, but when her special necklace disappears, Eva and her friends set out to track down the thief and return the necklace before the wedding.
Eva and the new owl, Rebecca Elliott.
Eva wants to be friends with Hailey, the new owl in her class, but when Hailey seems to prefer Lucy's company, Eva starts to feel left out, and even a little jealous of her best friend.
Eva sees a ghost, Rebecca Elliott.
When Eva Wingdale sees something large and white flying above her she is convinced that it is a ghost, although most of the other owls just laugh at her until something large and heavy and white lands on the school roof.
Eva's treetop festival, Rebecca Elliott.
Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.
The Wildwood Bakery, Rebecca Elliott.
Macy's little sister has wings that are too small, so Eva's class decides to raise money to buy her a flying chair, and half the class opens a bakery, and the other half opens a candy store but soon competition between the two stores becomes more important than their goal, and Eva needs to convince the other owls that they will collect more money if everyone works as a team.
Warm Hearts Day, Rebecca Elliott.
Warm Hearts Day is approaching and Eva has been making lots of fun gifts and treats for her friends, but as the big party at the Old Oak Tree nears, she realizes that she has neglected to make any gifts for her family.
Hazy Bloom and the pet project, Jennifer Hamburg; pictures by Jenn Harney.
Hazel 'Hazy' Bloom uses her tomorrow power; her ability to see visions of things that happen one day in the future, to try to convince her parents she's ready for a pet iguana.
Judy Moody around the world in 8 1/2 days, Megan McDonald; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.
Judy Moody, girl detective, Megan McDonald; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
When a puppy who is being trained as a police dog goes missing, third-grader Judy forms a detective agency to solve the mystery, imitating her literary heroine, Nancy Drew.
Rita and the flying saucer, Hilda Offen.
A group of aliens have landed on Earth from Planet Norma Alpha and they are causing mischief. Rita has to call on all her special powers as she smashes an asteroid, takes a lost Norm back to his flying saucer, and then shows the visitors the quickest way home through space.
Rita and the Romans, Hilda Offen.
It's Roman day at the Sports Field. There's plenty of work for Rita; a toddler's being launched in the air from the catapult, a trumpeter's in trouble, and she is even called upon to build Adrian's Wall!
Rita on the river, Hilda Offen.
You can sit on the riverbank and watch the ducks," said Grandad. And miss all the fun? thinks Rita. In the blink of an eye she has changed into her Rescuer outfit and races off to save the day. Whether it's a puppy that can't swim, an island castaway or a giant crocodile on the prowl, just call for Rita the Rescuer.
Rita rides again, Hilda Offen.
A visit to the castle won't be dull after Rita's managed to change into her Rescuer outfit. She scares off the castle ghost, jousts in a tournament, and defeats three knights in a sword fight. And when it comes to monsters in the moat, or a flock of angry peacocks, you can count on the Rescuer!
Night of the ninth dragon, Mary Pope Osborne; illustrated by Sal Murdocca.
The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie through space and time to find that the castle of Camelot has been attacked and King Arthur has been gravely wounded. To save the kingdom; and the king, Jack and Annie have only one day to solve a riddle that will help them find a missing dragon!
The misadventures of Winnie the Witch, Laura Owen and Korky Paul.
Ellie, engineer, Jackson Pearce; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning.
Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can't wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case?), she invents and builds amazing creations in her backyard workshop. Together with her best friend Kit, Ellie can make anything. As Kit's birthday nears, Ellie doesn't know what gift to make until the girls overhear Kit's mom talking about her present; the dog Kit always wanted! Ellie plans to make an amazing doghouse, but her plans grow so elaborate that she has to enlist help from the neighbor boys and crafty girls, even though the two groups don't get along. Will Ellie be able to pull off her biggest project yet, all while keeping a secret from Kit?
Peace Lily, Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey.
Peace Lily follows on from Where The Poppies Now Grow, The Christmas Truce and Flo Of The Somme and finds childhood friend, Lily, follow Ben and Ray to the battlefields. Peace Lily marks the contribution made by women to the First World War and celebrates the common humanity shown by all, on all sides.
The hunt for the Colosseum ghost, Geronimo Stilton; [translated by Anna Pizzelli].
Geronimo is taking his Benjamin on a trip to Rome to learn the city's history (and keep him from failing fifth grade), but when they arrive they are immediately pulled into the investigation of the "ghost" of a gladiator that seems to be haunting the Colosseum and scaring tourists away.
New shoes, Sara Varon.
Francis the donkey is the best shoemaker in the village. He uses only the finest materials: coconut wood for the soles, goat's wool for the insoles, and wild tiger grass for the uppers.