New Titles Children’s March 2019 (arrived in February)

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Teen Titans go! to the movies, directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath.
A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
Christopher Robin, directed by Marc Forster.
The young boy, who loved taking adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a gang of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into that world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
Howard Lovecraft and the kingdom of madness, written and directed by Sean Patrick O'Reilly
After returning from his previous adventure to the Undersea Kingdom, young Howard Lovecraft is visited by a familiar stranger claiming to be his uncle. Howard must lead an expedition to Antarctica to prevent the awakening of Cthulhu.
Luis and the aliens, directed by Wolfgang Lauenstein and Christoph Lauenstein.
Luis is an eleven-year-old boy who befriends the three lovable aliens who crashed their UFO into his house. In return for the help Luis gave them finding what they came for, they rescue Luis from boarding school and adventure ensues.
Pokémon. The power of us: the movie.
When a series of mysterious incidents threatens the people and Pokémon who inhabit a small seaside town, it'll take more than Ash and Pikachu to save the day!
Smallfoot, directed by Karey Kirkpatrick.
Smallfoot turns a myth upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist -- a human. News of this Smallfoot throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.
The house with a clock in its walls, directed by Eli Roth.
This magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis ... who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches. Based on the beloved children's classic book.
Goosebumps 2, directed by Ari Sandel.
After accidentally releasing Slappy, three friends must lock the evil puppet and his creatures back into Stine's book before he takes over.
Transformers, Robots in disguise. Combine & conquer.
Bumblee's new leadership style is tested when their Stunticon foes go after a Meteorite Deflector Dish; the team must combine together and conquer the threat. Later, Optimus Prime arrives to recruit Drift for a special mission while the other autobots visit the moon to recover a dangerous weapon.
Unexpected twist: an Oliver Twisted tale, Michael Rosen.
Shona and her dad are moving house, and at Shona's new school, the rules are pretty confusing; she keeps getting into trouble without realizing! It's a lot like how it is for Oliver Twist, that boy she's reading about in English class. After Shona is unexpectedly given a mobile phone, she begins to suspect there's something fishy about the new boys she's met. Where did the phone come from? And some gifts, she soon learns, aren't exactly free.
The nebula secret, Trudi Trueit.
Twelve-year-old Cruz Coronado leaves his home in Hawaii to study and travel with other young people invited to attend the elite Explorer Academy in Washington, D.C.
The ice monster, David Walliams.
When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster; a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole, she's determined to discover more. A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime; from London to the heart of the Arctic!
The painted dragon, Katherine Woodfine.
When a priceless painting is stolen, our dauntless heroines Sophie and Lil find themselves faced with forgery, trickery and deceit on all sides. Marvel at their cunning plan to unmask the villain and prove themselves detectives to be reckoned with - no matter what dangers lie ahead.
Play School. Story time, Volume 3.
Join an amazing host of celebrities as they snuggle up on Story Time couch to narrate a beautiful selection of stories for young children.
Starlight glimmer and the secret suite, G. M. Berrow.
Starlight Glimmer loves studying magic with Twilight Sparkle at the Castle of Friendship - but it is a lot of work. When Starlight finds a secret room in the castle she's delighted to have a special space of her own. But outside in Equestria, there's trouble as time and magic go wonky. Could it be the mysterious Comet Tail's Curse? Can Starlight Glimmer and her friends work out what's going on?.
Trixie and the razzle-dazzle ruse, G. M. Berrow.
When Trixie looks for an uncommon shroud for her greatest show ever in Ponyville, a mishap gives Trixie the capacity to transform standard things into valuable gems just by touching them, which turns out to be more inconvenience than it's worth.
The Billie B. Brown collection, Sally Rippin.
Billie B. Brown is brave, brilliant and bold and the star if her very own super-dooper series. Whether she's playing soccer, learning ballet with her best friend Jack, or getting used to a new baby brother, fun and feisty Billie B. Brown always has a creative way to save the day.
Sam Wu is not afraid of sharks!, Kevin Tsang and Katie Tsang.
"Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam refuses to dip even a toe in the water. Nothing could go wrong now, could it?

Into Reading

Star Wars, the last Jedi. Heroes of the galaxy, written by Ruth Amos.
The resistance is on the run! Join the heroes as they try to escape from the First Order. Meet darling Rose as she teams up with Finn on a dangerous mission, and learn the ways of the Force with Rey.
Louise and the class pet, story by Laura Driscoll; pictures by Kelly Light.
When Pigcasso, the class guinea pig, stays the weekend at Louise's house, mayhem ensues after he goes missing.
Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur The big sneeze, written by Bruce Hale; illustrated in the style of Syd Hoff by Charles Grosvenor; colors by David Cutting.
After a day of playing in the rain, Danny and the dinosaur each catch a cold. How will Danny and the dinosaur both turn a sick day into something fun?
A gift for Goose, Tad Hills.
When Duck has a gift for Goose, he puts in a box that he painted with red, blue, and yellow stripes.
Backhoe loaders, Julie Murray.
This title will teach readers everything they want to know about backhoes, from its important parts to the many jobs it helps with on and off the construction site.
Bulldozers, Julie Murray.
This title will teach readers everything they want to know about bulldozers, from its important parts to the many jobs it helps with on and off the construction site.
Concrete mixers, Julie Murray.
This title will teach readers everything they want to know about concrete mixers, from its important parts to the many jobs it helps with on and off the construction site.
Cranes, Julie Murray.
This title will teach readers everything they want to know about cranes, from its important parts to the many jobs it helps with on the construction site.
Dump trucks, Julie Murray.
This title will teach readers everything they want to know about dump trucks, from its important parts to the many jobs it helps with on and off the construction site.
Excavators, Julie Murray.
This title will teach readers everything they want to know about excavating machinery, from its important parts to the many jobs it helps with on and off the construction site.
Bunny will not smile!, written and illustrated by Jason Tharp.
Big and Bunny are friends. Bunny will not smile. Big even tried carrots! Can you help?


Jack feels big. Volume 1, written by Adam Millen; illustrated by Matt Haworth.
Stories that explore emotions and feelings, and how to deal with them. Uses a story format to introduce factual information. Includes notes for parents and teachers.
Sophie feels like me, written by Adam Millen; illustrated by Matt Haworth.
Sophie has to deal with her emotions in a range of difficult situations. Uses a story format to introduce factual information. Includes notes for parents and teachers.
The Jesus storybook Bible: every story whispers his name, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones & illustrated by Jago.
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. From Noah to Moses to the great King David; every story points to Jesus. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle; the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation, and at the center of their story too.
Let's investigate plastic pollution on land and in the oceans, Ruth Owen with thanks to Laura Foster.
Plastic pollution is one of the most damaging environmental issues that we face today. And no one is more passionate about solving this problem and protecting our world than kids! This new tile in the best selling Fundamental Science series gives young science enthusiasts all the information they need to investigate and do their part to help solve this problem now and for the future. Packed with facts, discussion topics, imaginative ideas for activities, experiments and investigations, this book will have Key Stage 1 students eager to use their science skills and knowledge to tackle plastic pollution head on.
Folktales of Eastern Europe: The flying ship and other traditional stories, retold by Neil Philip; illustrated by Larry Wilkes.
This wonderful collection of fairy tales draws on the classic folklore of Eastern Europe. Read about stories of romance and adventure, gods who help mere mortals to wealth and happiness, and fables that touch on the origins of man and the creation of the world. Larry Wilkes's lively illustrations of fantastical dragons and beautiful princesses complete the translation of Eastern European culture into stories for children of all ages to enjoy.
Classic nursery rhymes, selected & edited by L. Edna Walter; harmonised by Lucy E. Broadwood; illustrated by Dorothy M. Wheeler.
Featuring gorgeous artwork from Enid Blyton's illustrator Dorothy M. Wheeler this book of classic nursery rhymes is the perfect gift. Original artwork from 1916 illustrates nursery favourites including Little Jack Horner, Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty.
My wonderful nursery rhyme collection, [illustrators, Steph Baxter [and thirteen others]].
Discover a treasure trove of classic, beloved rhymes, songs and lullabies within these bright pages. Encourage a love of books and reading to last a lifetime as you share this truly unique and contemporary collection with your little one.
1000 useful words, [written by Dawn Sirett; illustrated by Rachael Hare [and six others]].
This exciting collection of 1,000 words will broaden young children's vocabulary, and strengthen their early reading and writing skills. 1000 Useful Words clearly labels every picture, which encourages picture-and-word association and helps early reading, and each topic features short sentences for children to finish that reinforce grammar and encourage writing skills. The words include a combination of useful and imaginative nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Young children will be amazed and delighted by all the fascinating real-world photos, things to spot, imaginative pictures to talk about, and incredibly useful words! This fun and educational picture word book is a must-have first reference title for parents who are keen to develop their child's language and literacy skills.
Astrophysics for young people in a hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson with Gregory Mone.
Neil deGrasse Tyson has become one of the most recognizable and respected figures in science, beloved to curious kids. In this adaptation of his #1 New York Times bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Tyson has-for the first time-served up the universe in a handy, portable package designed specifically for young readers. From the difference between a star and a supernova to what matter and dark matter really are, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry will turn busy kids into budding experts on the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe. Dozens of colour photos, infographics, and extra explanations make accessible even the trickiest concepts, including questions around the nature of space and time. Along the way, Tyson's characteristic wit ensures a journey packed with fun. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces young readers to an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry, fostering the "cosmic perspective" that outer space inspires in all of us.
Sun!: one in a billion, Sun (with Stacy McAnulty); illustrated by Sun (and Stevie Lewis).
Meet Sun: He's a star! And not just any star; he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial "autobiography."
The book of ingeniously daring chemistry, Sean Connolly; [cover and interior illustrations by Cara Bean].
Twenty-four eye-opening chemistry experiments that take readers on an interactive journey through the periodic table of elements.
What is snow?, [illustrated by] Marta Alvarez Miguens; [text by] Katie Daynes.
What's snow made of? Where can I find some? Where does snow go? Wrap up warm, it's time to find out! Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this engaging introduction to snow, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.
The titanosaurs: earth-shaking dinosaurs, Dougal Dixon.
This series draws on the latest research and discoveries worldwide, and explores the lives of some of the biggest, fiercest and most incredible beasts ever to live on Earth. Indulge in your love of all things dinosaur with page after page of specially commissioned artworks, diagrams and facts. Each book contains a Behind the Facts section where readers can discover how paleontologist and other scientists discovered the information featured in the book. From digging up fossils in scorching deserts to creating CGI reconstructions. Each book brings STEM to live for young readers showing just how science, maths and technology are helping us to uncover the world of the dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs, Sara Hurst; illustrated by Lucy Cripps.
What were the dinosaurs like? Shine a light behind the page and see. Explore an amazing world that existed millions of years ago, when extraordinary animals, such as the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex and the speedy Compsognathus, roamed the land.
Bones: an inside look at the animal kingdom, written by Jules Howard; illustrated by Chervelle Fryer.
How are animals able to bite, run, jump and fly? What special adaptions have they developed over time? Bones takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the biological history of the animal kingdom, with sections focusing on different animal abilities; biting, flying, jaws, tails, and more, explaining how their amazing bodies allow them to do so many different things.
The king of sting, Coyote Peterson.
Coyote Peterson, YouTube star, animal enthusiast, and creator of the Brave Adventure series, has tracked down some of the world's most painfully stinging insects and chronicled getting stung by each of them on his YouTube channel. Coyote has saved the best; or possibly the worst, for last, and he's finally ready to share his experience with the most painful sting in the world: the Executioner Wasp. Featuring full-colour stills from his show, and packed with facts about nature's most misunderstood creatures, King of Sting is a dream book for any kid that loves animals, bugs, outdoor exploration, and danger!
World's strangest predators, Stuart Derrick & Charlotte Goddard.
Discover the planet's weirdest and scariest predators. Our animal experts have found 40 of the planet's most bizarre species and ranked them in order of their oddness! With jaw-dropping facts and amazing photos, we reveal each creature's ferocity, beastly behaviour and cunning methods to catch their prey.
Sharks: get up close to nature's fiercest predators, Ben Hubbard.
Get up close to some of the ocean's fiercest creatures: sharks. From great whites to goblin and tiger sharks, here are the most fascinating species in amazing detail, presented by a marine biologist. With dramatic CGI artworks, firsthand accounts of shark sightings and tagging, in-depth profiles, information about conservation, and brilliant facts, this book has everything you want to know about these ferocious hunters.
Welcome, wombat, Kama Einhorn; photographs by Phil Melzer, Donna Stepan & Jacky Ling.
When a new baby wombat shows up at Sleepy Burrows Sanctuary in Australia, Chance, the veteran wombat, is excited to show the new gal the ropes. Before any animal can be successfully released, many things have to happen. After rescue comes recovery, then rehabilitation, and finally, release. Those are animal-sanctuary tenets; an animal will remain safe until release or until it dies. For Chance and the new wombat, Panzer, this means learning how to find food, dig, and find a lifelong companion. Readers will love Chance, Panzer, and the crew of wombats.
Your heart and lungs, Sally Hewitt.
Where is your heart? How do your lungs work? What does your heart pump around your body? Find the answers to these questions and much, much more in this comprehensive introduction to how our lungs and heart work to keep us alive.
Your digestive system, Sally Hewitt.
An introduction to the digestive system and how it processes food for the human body.
Your bones, Sally Hewitt.
Using simple explanations and engaging photos, this book encourages children to think about how their body works, while taking their first steps into scientific discovery.
Your brain, Sally Hewitt.
What does your brain do? How does your brain carry messages to your body? Which foods are good for your brain? Find the answers to these questions and much, much more in this picture packed introduction to the human body. Covering the key body systems, this series provides an essential introduction to how the human body works. Packed with photographs, artwork and clear, concise text, these titles make complex ideas easy to understand.
Sight, Sally Hewitt.
How do we see? How do our eyes work? The ideal introduction to the sense of sight, this book uses fun activities to encourage readers to understand how their body works.
Hearing, Sally Hewitt.
What do eardrums do? Why do you have two ears? What are sound waves? The activities in The Senses: Hearing help children to learn about their ears.
Smell, Sally Hewitt.
How can you smell? How does your nose work? What is it made of? The ideal first introduction to the five senses, Science in Action explores the human body using fun experiments and activities.
Taste, Sally Hewitt.
How can you taste? How does your mouth works? What are the parts allowing you to taste your food? Using simple explanations and engaging photos, this book encourages children to think about how their senses work, while taking their first steps into scientific discovery.
Touch, Sally Hewitt.
How does the touch work? How can you feel? Witch part of your body allows you to feel? What are they made of? The ideal first introduction to the senses, Touch explores the human body using fun experiments and activities. Using simple explanations and engaging photos, this book encourages children to think about how their sense of touch works, while taking their first steps into scientific discovery.
Breathe with me: using breath to feel strong, calm, and happy, Mariam Gates; illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder.
A breathing practice book that teaches children breath awareness and how to use breathing in unpleasant situations to help them keep calm, relax, and focused.
Yoga for kids and their grown-ups: 100+ fun yoga and mindfulness activities to practice together, Katherine Priore Ghannam; illustrations by Tanya Emelyanova.
Doing yoga with your child is a special way of spending time with them. Yoga for Kids offers simple guidance for playful activities to help you bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into your child's life. Regardless of your own skill level, Yoga for Kids has practices and techniques that you and your child will be able to enjoy. As a former teacher and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Priore Ghannam has seen firsthand the positive affects of teaching yoga to kids. In Yoga for Kids, Katherine shows you exactly how to teach your child to disconnect from distractions and connect with themselves right at home. From down dog to walking meditations, Yoga for Kids provides everything you need to teach your child yoga and mindfulness techniques. With Yoga for Kids your child will learn healthy ways of playing with their bodies, and with you.
1.5 billion transport vehicles on the world's roads, Ben Hubbard.
Do you know how fast a space rocket blasts through the sky? Or how deep under the sea submarines have ventured? How about the number of electric cars on the road? Or the top speed of NASA's crawler transporter (hint, it's not very fast!) Discover the answers to all these questions and much more in Big Countdown: Transport. The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind- bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered.
Construction machines, Chris Oxlade.
This book introduces Big Construction Machines by looking at the different places they are used and different purposes they are used for. These include: At the quarry, making a road and building skyscrapers. Some of the big construction machines in the book are a bulldozer, a road roller, a roadheader and a concrete breaker.
Emergency machines, Chris Oxlade.
What child doesn't turn to see where a siren is coming from? Flashing lights and screaming sirens trigger excitement and anticipation but a serious situation calls for the right machine. Emergency Machines looks at a rescue crisis then provides information on the right machine to help, whether a fire engine, ambulance, helicopter, water-bombing plane or all-terrain vehicle. The book includes sections on a mountain rescue, water rescues, helping at a road accident and putting out an airplane fire. Each section begins with an emergency scene and asks "what sort of machine would you choose to come to the rescue?" A sidebar gives the reader different machine options and subsequent spreads take a detailed look at the amazing machines that are up to the challenge.
How Tickles saved Pickles: a true story, Maddie Johnson.
When Pickles the pig becomes very ill and needs a blood transfusion, his human parents find a huge sow that can help, and that also needs a forever home. Includes additional facts about the real Pickles and Tickles.
Rewilding: giving nature a second chance, Jane Drake and Ann Love.
A comprehensive look at the environmental movement of rewilding whereby habitats are restored to their natural states and native plants and animals are reintroduced to these habitats around the world.
Kid chef every day: the easy cookbook for foodie kids: simple recipes and essential techniques to wow your family, Colleen Kennedy; photography by Evi Abeler.
Kid Chef Every Day welcomes your budding home cook into the kitchen with over 65 super yummy and easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. The simple step-by-step directions for learning new techniques allows kids to take their skills from curious to accomplished.
Kid start-up: how you can be an entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, Shaan Patel, & Ian McCue.
Do you think it would be cool to run your own business? Do you want to help people with everyday problems? Do you want to make money? Then you could be an entrepreneur! You don't have to be a grownup to launch your startup. We'll show you how to discover a great business idea and get it off the ground. You can try one of our ten kid-friendly businesses, including timeless ventures like starting a lemonade stand to more modern-day endeavors like launching an Etsy art store, or create your own. Because every billionaire was once a kid with great ideas, just like you!
Amazing origami dinosaurs, Rob Ives.
Bring your favorite dinosaurs to life with these exciting origami projects. Create a scary T. Rex, a mighty Diplodocus, and a spiky Stegosaurus. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through projects of varied difficulty, building visual-spatial reasoning skills and increasing the fun!
Amazing origami vehicles, Rob Ives.
Make and test drive origami machines, including a car, a van, and even a rocket. Readers are guided through projects of varied difficulty with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The crafts build visual-spatial reasoning skills while providing an outlet for creativity.
Make your own squishies: 15 slow-rise & smooshy projects for you to create, Stacia Ann.
Fifteen do-it-yourself projects to get you started with squishy toys. Carefully designed projects are safe for children to make with adult supervision.
Marvelous makeable monsters: 21 STEAM projects that light up, buzz, launch, and occasionally chomp, Sam Haynor.
In this creative project book, STEAM educator Sam Haynor unleashes silly beasts that jump, fly, spin, shake, light up, and even spit. Some creatures are united by their circuits and wires while others are built with more common craft materials. Step by step photos accompany each project. Perfectly safe and fun for younger kids working with adults, most projects can also be tackled by middle-graders with minimal adult help.
Dragons: ultimate movie guide.
Discover all about your favourite Vikings and their dragons in this ultimate guide to the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy! This definitive, official guide gives you the lowdown on all of Toothless and Hiccups adventures, from how they first met to their biggest battles. Find out dragon myths, Viking legends and battle stories in this bumper book of Berk.
I spy animals!, Adam Harris.
Can you spot the animal that begins with B? How about an animal that starts with K? All 26 Letters in the Alphabet (in order) and 26 Fun Puzzles. Choose your letter and then turn the page to see whether you're right! A perfect book for little avid learners. Enjoy the vibrant colours and cute animals.
Things that go!, Adam Harris.
Can you spot the mode of transportation that begins with B? How about one that starts with K? Choose carefully. They can be tricky. As a parent or grandparent, are you tired of seeing the same simple words and phrases in your kids' alphabet books? Words such as boat or car? Why not see if they'd be up for something a bit more challenging? Inside this colorful fun book they'll discover words such as wheelbarrow, limousine, concrete mixer, and more!
Where's the unicorn?, illustrated by Paul Moran; additional artwork by Simon Ecob, Stuart Taylor and Wan (Big Red Illustration); written by Jonny Marx and Sophie Schrey; designed by Angie Allison, John Bigwood, Zoe Bradley and Jack Clucas.
Follow a colourful blessing of globetrotting unicorns as they gallop around the world on an incredible whistle-stop tour. From a fantastic film premiere in downtown Los Angeles, to a flamboyant carnival in Rio de Janeiro, there are 17 intricately illustrated scenes to search, and seven sensational unicorns to spot in every location.
Cool builds in Minecraft, [writers, Wesley Copeland [and four others]; contributor, Luke Albigés].
Teaches players how to build fifty different objects in Minecraft, including houses, vehicles, farms, and castles.
Stay alive in Minecraft!, [writers, Wesley Copeland [and four others]; contributor, Luke Albigés].
Will you survive the night? The world of Minecraft is a place of wonder, discovery, and most of all: fun! But it can also be dangerous, even for the most battle-hardened players. Stay Alive in Minecraft! will keep you one step ahead of all the nasty mobs and creatures who might try to bring your adventure to a premature end. Filled with breakdowns of the best gear, combat tips, and advice from veteran players and streamers, this is the one book you'll need to survive in the crazy world of Minecraft.
O Mose ma le Manumea, Jane Va`afusuaga ma Rebecca Stirnemann; tusia ata e Christina Brady; fa'aliliuina e Avikaila Sopoitulagi Tilialo.
`Ina ua fa`alogo Mose ma lona tausoga o Niko i le fa`asalalauga i le leitiō e uiga i le manulele fa`asao o le manumea, na fa`aoso loa le lā sa`iligā manumea. Ua ō i le loloto o le togāvao pogisā, o lo o i le isi itūmauga. `Ua maofa tama i manu ese`ese na lātou fetaia `i i le vaomatua, `ae fa`amata o le `ā lā mauaina lenai manulele mauagatā?
7.6 billion people living in the countries of the world, Ben Hubbard.
Do you know how many football pitches would fit into Europe? Or which country has the most newspaper readers? What is a megacity and which is the biggest one in the world? And how many wildebeest migrate thousands of kilometres every year across African's plains? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Countries.
So you think you've got it bad? A kid's life in ancient Greece, [text, Chae Strathie; illustrations, Marisa Morea].
A kid's life in ancient Greece might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and watching the Olympic games, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer! Probably the first book about ancient Greece to feature a race between a go-kart and a goose, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history!
Lost in the Antarctic: the doomed voyage of the Endurance, Tod Olson.
There wasn't a thing Ernest Shackleton could do. He stood on the ice-bound Weddell Sea, watching the giant blocks of frozen saltwater squeeze his ship to death. The ship's name seemed ironic now: the Endurance. But she had lasted nine months in this condition, stuck on the ice in the frigid Antarctic winter. So had Shackleton and his crew of 28 men, trying to become the first expedition ever to cross the entire continent. Now, in October 1915, as he watched his ship break into pieces, Shackleton gave up on that goal. He ordered his men to abandon ship. From here on, their new goal would be to focus on only one thing: survival. Filled with incredible photographs that survived the doomed voyage of the Endurance, Lost in the Antarctic retells one of the greatest adventure and exploration stories of all time.
Huai qing xu re chu da ma fan, Zhao Jing zhu.
Zui hao de jian ya fang fa shi xue xi, Zhao Jing zhu.
Gelishika he ta de xiong = Grichka et son ours, Lenei Jiyue zhu; Li Shuang yi.
Jing ling zhi zao ji, Lin Shiren zhu; You Er hui.
La bi xiao hei he shen qi de peng you, Zhongwu Meihe zhu; Zhu Ziqiang yi.
Shu dong wai de guai cheng, Peng Yi zhu; Li Haiyan hui.
Xiang pi ni da dao, Peng Yi zhu; Li Haiyan hui.
Shen mi de dan.
Xiong xiong le yuan huan you shi jie. Xinxilan pian, bian hui Jing ding dong man.
Wo xu yao ni, Xu Ling zhu.
Shao nian Rui = Young Rui's adventure, Xu Ran zhu.
Zhen jiu xiao bai he.
Oyako de tanoshimu kodomo Rongo juku, Yasuoka Sadako cho; Tabei Fumio.
Sonna tomodachi nara, inakutatte iijanaika!, Saitō Takashi.
Charenji eiwa jiten = Challenge English-Japanese dictionary, Hashimoto Mitsuo.
Manga de wakaru shōgakusei no kanji jiten, Umezawa Minoru.
Shīton: Shizen hogo ni tsukushita dōbutsuki no sakka, Fujiwara Eiji; Takase Naoko; Hirumi Ryūji.
Wakakusa monogatari, Orukotto.
Ochamena futago, Buraiton.
Ochamena futago no himitsu, Buraiton.
Ochamena futago no shingakki, Buraiton.
Hashire Merosu, Dazai Osamu cho.
Naita akaoni, Hamada Hirosuke.
Tsumiki no ie, e Katō Kunio; bun Hirata Ken'ya.
An elderly man keeps building a new house on top of the older one to stay above the rising level of the sea.
Kaze no Matasaburō, Miyazawa Kenji cho.
Kikai na sakasu, saku: Darren Shan; yaku: Hashimoto Megumi.
Ashinaga ojisan, Yamanushi Toshiko yaku.
Misul sigan, misul sigan, Kim Ri-ra.
Kuroekke, Peter Hartling.
Ŭngga haeyo: saekkal lo paeunŭn paebyŏn sŭpkwan, Maya; Yang Cŏng-hŭi.
Haneul eodingae uri jibeul mutdeon nal = A part of the sky, Robert Newton Peck jieum; Lee Seung-sook omgim.
Kŭriun Mei ajumma, Haetsal kwa Namukkun omgim.
Monggusŭ k'ŭru, Sin Yŏ-rang.
Mong-gu's older brother, Chin-gu, is nicknamed "B-boy" because of his talent for break dancing. However, Mong-gu sees him as nothing but a troublemaker and therefore has problems accepting him as a brother. All of that changes when he witnesses his brother's genuine passion for break dancing.
Bajka o Spitfajerze co w lotniczej sferze zamęt spowodował: (sam w to święcie wierzę, bo wszak św Spitfajer na chmurach lądował!), Józef Mierzejewski.

Older Fiction

Arlo Finch in the lake of the moon, John August.
When Arlo Finch and his best friends Indra and Wu stumble upon clues about the long-lost Yellow Patrol of Rangers, they uncover a stunning history that leads right back to Arlo's own family.
Sweep: the story of a girl and her monster, a story by Jonathan Auxier.
It's been five years since the Sweep disappeared. Orphaned and alone, Nan Sparrow had no other choice but to work for a ruthless chimney sweep named Wilkie Crudd. She spends her days sweeping out chimneys. The job is dangerous and thankless, but with her wits and will, Nan has managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. When Nan gets stuck in a chimney fire, she fears the end has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself unharmed in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature; a golem, made from soot and ash. Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a new life; saving each other in the process. Sweep is a heartrending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and wonder.
The end of the world and beyond: continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself, Avi.
After his thievery conviction in 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts is sent from England across the Atlantic to America where he is enslaved on a tobacco farm, never giving up on finding his sister, Charity, brought to the colonies on a different ship.
Freya & Zoose, Emily Butler with pictures by Jennifer Thermes.
Freya, a penguin, and Zoose, a mouse, become friends while stowaways on Salomon August Andreé's 1897 hot air balloon expedition to the North Pole.
One-third nerd, Gennifer Choldenko; illustrations by Eglantine Ceulemans.
Ten-year-old Liam and his two younger sisters, precocious third-grader Dakota and second-grader Izzy, who has Down syndrome, face the possibility of losing their beloved dog, Cupcake, who keeps urinating on their apartment's carpet.
The friendship war, Andrew Clements.
Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It's a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over; buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. Because Ellie's not used to being one-upped by anybody. There's only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank; the biggest button collector in the sixth grade, she will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?
Ten nasty little toads, Steve Cole; illustrated by Tim Archbold.
In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them 'It's never too late to change.' The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to- face with a perfect robot replica. Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price.
Comet rising, MarcyKate Connolly.
Emmeline and Lucas are convinced they are safe from Lady Aisling and her soldiers…for now. But one night, Emmeline's imprisoned shadow, Dar, warns them that they will soon be apprehended. They try to ignore her, but the next night Lucas's parents are captured and Lucas, Emmeline, and Dar barely escape. With nothing left to lose, Emmeline and Lucas recruit other children with magical abilities to march against Lady Aisling and free those she has taken captive. But then Dar escapes, and they find themselves watching their backs as they plan their attack.
Down with the Crims!, Kate Davies.
Imogen Crim has moved back home with her family and resumed her commitment to crime. But coming back to Blandington isn't quite so easy. Between Big Nana's crime theory assignments, regular schoolwork, and keeping up with her new archenemy Ava Gud, Imogen can't find a spare moment to participate in the family's new Crime Directive. And the Crims have even been bumped from the top spot on Blandington's Most Wanted list! Oh, the injustice! Then various Crims start disappearing without a trace, and Big Nana is convinced that the Kruk family is behind the kidnappings. Imogen will need to use all her shadiest and shiftiest skills if she's ever to see her family again.
The legend of Capt Black Custard, written & illustrated by Stu Duval.
Join Capt Black Custard and his motley crew of Pudding Pirates as they attempt to find the most wondrous pud ever made. They will sail to the bottom of the world and overcome any danger to get their lips around the fabled treat, named for its beautiful creator - 'Lamington Lil' who leaves in a hollow Kauri tree in Huia Bay. Yet she will not give up her secrets easily. Will Capt Black Custard discover the true treasure his heart seeks?
Blood wolf: a WEREling novel, Steve Feasey.
Trey Laporte had been told he was the only one. It was a lie. But some secrets he would have been better off not knowing. Trey, the last hereditary werewolf, has found his pack; and they're vicious, bloodthirsty, and truly wild. All Trey wants is to go home, but having learned more about his Wolfen nature, he has decided, for the safety of his friends, to never return. Back in London, Alexis uses her magic to track down the Necrotroph that is intent on infiltrating her father, Lucien's, organization. But while Alexis is focused on the outside threat, Lucien is battling with his own darkness. His evil brother Caliban's savage bite and the poison left behind have reawakened Lucien's vampire instincts; turning every night into a battle.
Dark moon: a WEREling novel, Steve Feasley.
A few short months ago, Trey Laporte learned the news that would change him forever: He is a werewolf, and the evil vampire Caliban wants him dead. The threat becomes real when Caliban attacks Trey's mentor, Lucien Charron, and leaves him fighting for his life. Gwendolin, a wicked sorceress, holds the only key to saving Lucien. Together, Trey and Lucien's beautiful daughter, Alexa, must enter the Netherworld to defeat her. The pressure for Trey is great; Alexa is counting on him to save her father. But when Trey and Alexa find themselves trapped and surrounded by demons, can Trey use his werewolf strength to save them both?
Zap!, Martha Freeman.
Eleven-year-olds Luis and Maura investigate the cause of a long-term, city-wide power outage in Hampton, New Jersey. Includes facts about electric power and instructions for assembling an emergency kit.
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise, Dan Gemeinhart.
Twelve-year-old Coyote and her father rush to Poplin Springs, Washington, in their old school bus to save a memory box buried in a park that will soon be demolished.
Ra the mighty: cat detective, A. B. Greenfield; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's pampered cat Ra and his scarab-beetle sidekick question the royal palace's animal inhabitants, solve a crime, and exonerate a servant girl falsely accused of theft.
Fangs for everything, Tommy Greenwald with illustrations by Adam Stower.
When vampire fiction writer Elroy Evans comes to town for the COM-MIX convention, Jimmy Bishop decides he must find out if his crime-fighting dog, Abby, is really a vampire.
Bullseye Bella, James T. Guthrie.
How many 12-year-olds ar champion darts players? Not many, if any, but Bella Kerr is a darts prodigy. And when she finds out that her little brother's special schooling is at risk because of lack of money, Bella secretly enters a darts competition at the local pub. The 'old boys' network of darts players are not happy – none more so than the gold-suited charmer, Frankie 'Goldfinger?? Phillips – a five-time national champion, who will do anything to stop Bella qualifying for nationals.
The final battle, Erin Hunter.
The traitor behind the sabotage and divisions within the Wild Pack has been unmasked, and one final confrontation will decide whether the Pack survives.
Are you ready to hatch an unusual chicken?, Kelly Jones; illustrated by Katie Kath.
Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, relates her adventures as two new unusual chickens come to the farm.
The Unteachables, Gordon Korman.
The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Like Aldo, with anger management issues; Parker, who can't read; Kiana, who doesn't even belong in the class, or any class; and Elaine (rhymes with pain). The Unteachables have been removed from the student body and isolated in room 117. Their teacher is Mr. Zachary Kermit, the most burned-out teacher in all of Greenwich. He was once a rising star, but his career was shattered by a cheating scandal that still haunts him. After years of phoning it in, he is finally one year away from early retirement. But the superintendent has his own plans to torpedo that idea, and it involves assigning Mr. Kermit to the Unteachables. The Unteachables never thought they'd find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction, and maybe even a shot at redemption.
Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee.
Thirteen-year-old Min comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox- magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong.
Peasprout Chen: battle of champions, Henry Lien.
Second book in a Taiwanese-inspired middle-grade fantasy series about a young girl's quest to become a champion of Wu Liu, an art form that blends figure skating with martial arts.
The dog runner, Bren MacDibble.
'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.' And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away. Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, up-country, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people..."--Back cover.
A dash of trouble, Anna Meriano; [illustrations by Mirelle Ortega].
Leonora Logroño's family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration—but, once again, she is told she's too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they're brujas; witches of Mexican ancestry, who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake. Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business—even if she can't let her mama and hermanas know about it yet. And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It's just one little spell, after all; what could possibly go wrong?
Danger in Ancient Rome, Kate Messner; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
The mysterious box that Ranger the golden retriever found in the garden transports him back to first century Rome, where he must rescue Marcus, a young servant boy, and Quintus, a volunteer gladiator, from the brutal world of the Colosseum.
D-Day: battle on the beach, Kate Messner; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
Ranger, a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, heads to Normandy on the morning of the D-Day invasion where he meets Leo, a Jewish boy who is hiding with a local farmer, and Walt, a young American soldier fighting to free France from the Nazis.
Hurricane Katrina rescue, Kate Messner; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
When the mysterious first aid kit takes golden retriever Ranger to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina hits, he finds himself helping Clare Porter and her grandmother, who are waiting for Clare's father at their home in the Lower Ninth Ward and when the levees break and Clare is separated from Nana, Ranger must somehow get her to the relative safety of the Superdome, and reunite her with her family.
Journey through ash and smoke, Kate Messner; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, has landed in Viking age Iceland, where he meets a girl named Helga, who seems perfectly able to take care of herself; until an erupting volcano and an early arriving baby forces Ranger and Helga to journey through the ash and smoke to find her father and bring him home.
Race to the South Pole, Kate Messner; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
Once again the mysterious box takes the golden retriever Ranger back in time, and he finds himself on Robert Falcon Scott's ship, the Terra Nova, headed for Antarctica, where his mission is to save Jack Nin, a Chinese-Māori stowaway from New Zealand, from the blizzards, unstable ice, and the other hazards that lie ahead for the doomed expedition.
Rescue on the Oregon trail, Kate Messner; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels, but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.
The Usborne complete Dickens: all the novels retold, adapted by Anna Milbourne [and six others]; illustrated by Maria Surducan; designed by Katie Webb.
This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Charles Dickens' novels retold for young readers, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. There are notes on the characters and quotations from the original text, plus links to websites to find out more about Charles Dickens' life and times.
How to defeat a wizard, Mark Parisi.
Marty Pants returns to face his archenemy Simon, the so-called school artist, in his third adventure! How is Simon turning their classmates, teachers, and even the mayor against Marty; could it be magic? Is Simon literally a charmer who is charming people with magic charms? With Simon using magical powers to turn everyone against him, it will be up to Marty to stop this madness before Simon controls the whole world and maybe even the space-time continuum!
Max & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce.
Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act, and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers; the Midknights, Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!
Truckers, Terry Pratchett; illustrated by Mark Beech.
Imagine that all around you, hidden from sight, there are thousands of tiny people. They are four inches tall, brave, stubborn and resourceful. They are the nomes. The nomes in this story live under the floorboards of a large Department Store and have never been Outside. In fact, they don't even believe in Outside. But new nomes arrive, from; where else?, and they bring with them terrifying news: the Store is closing down and Everything Must Go.
Pay attention, Carter Jones, Gary D. Schmidt.
Sixth-grader Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman, and also to deal with burdens from the past.
A semi-charming kind of life: a school story, Suzanne Selfors.
At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of fairytale characters, Darling Charming is expected to excel in Damsel-In- Distressing class, but she yearns for adventure and envies her brothers, Daring and Dexter, who are learning to joust in Hero Training class.
Those sugar-barge kids, Jon Tucker; illustrated by the author (with help from some of those kids).
When three Tasmanian children meet a couple of home-alone kids who live on an old barge in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, they soon find themselves heavily involved in a conflict with one of the local oyster-farmers.
The wishbreaker, Tyler Whitesides; illustrated by Jessica Warrick.
Twelve-year-old foster kid Ace thought having a genie who could grant him unlimited wishes would be the answer to all his problems. Hungry? Poof, there was a sandwich. Want to learn more about his family? Bazang, the truth about his unknown past would be revealed. But being a Wishmaker might be more trouble than it's worth... It turns out, every genie comes with an impossible quest and only seven days to fulfill it. And for every wish they grant a Wishmaker has to accept a consequence in return. Despite it all, Ace and his genie, Ridge, managed to complete their mission--but they weren't able to save their friend Tina from being abducted by a rogue genie who is bent on using his power to rule the world. To rescue her, Ace must now reunite with Ridge to become a Wishmaker again, and he'll need to team up with the unlikeliest of new allies. In the process, he may just uncover the truth about himself once and for all. It's not every day you get a second chance to save the world, so Ace is determined to learn from his mistakes and wish for the best, literally.
Koolio, the problem pony, Kelly Wilson.
With precious Cameo sold to upgrade their family horse truck, 11-year-old Kelly has to find a new pony for just a fraction of the cost. Her troubled search ends when she meets Koolio. She is convinced the gorgeous grey is a champion in the making. But Koolio also comes with some big problems. Within weeks poor Kelly is battered, bruised and ready to give up on him. That is, until her big sister Vicki comes up with a plan that could change everything. Will Koolio get past his bad behaviour to become the winner Kelly and her sisters believe he can be?

Picture Books

Polar bear's underwear, tupera tupera.
Polar Bear has lost his underwear and he asks his friend, Mouse, to help him find it.
Snow is my favourite and my best, characters created by Lauren Child.
Lola is extremely excited because it's going to snow!
We eat bananas, Katie Abey.
Is that a flamingo munching on a banana? No, it can't be! And did you see that shark slurping a fruit smoothie? There's even a hippo flipping pancakes! Gobble up this hilarious book that makes eating food fun! What will you eat today?
Super Duck, Jez Alborough.
'With a nod to Dr. Seuss and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and rhythm as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining.' Child Education Reviews for Duck in the Truck: 'Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.' TES Primary 'Alborough's text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.' Junior 'Colourful, arresting and busting with action.' Child Education Praise for Hit the Ball Duck: 'A really great story; the best Duck book so far.' The Guardian.
Harold Snipperpot's best disaster ever, words and pictures by Beatrice Alemagna.
Harold is turning seven years old. He's never had a real birthday party. His parents are too grumpy. But this year is going to be different. Thanks to an amazing man named Mr. Ponzio, something incredible is going to happen on Harold's birthday - and it's going to be absolutely extraordinary.
Hide and seek with mum, Ed Allen; [illustrations by] Laura Wood.
Ready or not, here I come! But where is Mum? I have looked all over the garden and I can't find her anywhere! Have you seen where Mum is hiding?
Goodnight, seahorse, Carly Allen-Fletcher.
A child's introduction to creatures of the sea as a seahorse makes its way to "bed."
Perfect, Max Amato.
A fussy eraser tries to keep the pages perfectly clean despite the scribbles of a mischievous pencil.
Amazing, Steve Antony.
A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing - just like everyone else!
A sled dog morning, written by Laura Appleton-Smith; illustrated by Keinyo White.
Sedna and her family breed and race Alaskan sled dogs. This story details the events of a morning with sled dogs; from the excitement of meeting a new litter of pups to the events of a sled dog race.
Mr. Sanchez and the kick ball champ, written by Laura Appleton-Smith; illustrated by Keinyo White.
Each day the kids in the park play kick ball, but not Roberto, who never gets picked because he cannot kick, pitch or catch well. But with the help of his new friend, Mr. Sanchez, Roberto learns the skills necessary to become the kick ball champ.
Melia and Jo, Billy Aronson & Jennifer Oxley.
Melia is scientific and loves to create things in her backyard laboratory, but something is missing. Her inventions just aren't quite right. Enter Jo, her new friend with an artistic spirit. When you add the arts to sciences, something magical happens!
Splash, Anna Hibiscus!, Atinuke, Lauren Tobia.
Anna Hibiscus is at the beach and all she wants to do is SPLASH! In the second Anna Hibiscus picture book from Atinuke and Lauren Tobia, Anna has left her mango tree...and she's at the beach! Phew, it is hot. But what better way to cool off than by playing in the jumpy, splashy waves? Come and splash in the waves with me! shouts Anna Hibiscus. But everyone, including Grandmother and Grandfather, Chocolate, Benz, Wonderful, Joy, Clarity and Common Sense, is much too busy to wave-jump! So, it's just Anna Hibiscus and the white waves. Oh! Oh! Oh! Anna shouts happily, and soon her happy cheers bring everyone to the water. Yippeee! they all shout, jumping in the waves, Why didn't you call us? A great summer read for little children, this is the second stand-alone picture-book title for Anna Hibiscus from acclaimed storyteller Atinuke and illustrator Lauren Tobia. It is a delightful story set against a contemporary African backdrop in the midst of a huge, happy family. Lauren Tobia masterfully opens up Anna Hibiscus' world and creates beautifully bright, sunny art that will have you wishing you could jump right into those waves yourself!
Hello, monster!, Clémentine Beauvais & Maisie Paradise Shearring.
You probably know the feeling. You're playing happily by yourself in the park, when you're suddenly told, `Go and say hello to that little boy over there!' But what if you don't want to say hello? What if the little boy isn't really a little boy at all? What...what if he's a MONSTER in disguise? Welcome to a weird and wonderful `what if?' story where saying hello can lead to all sorts of surprising adventures.
I just like you, Suzanne Bloom.
A diverse group of animals show how friendship can be as simple as appreciating the critter next to you.
Bear needs help, Sarah S. Brannen.
A young bear needs help with an untied shoe.
Cheerful chick, Martha Brockenbrough; illustrated by Brian Won.
Told in rhyme, Chick hatched from her egg wanting to cheer, and lead a barnyard cheering team, but Pig, Cow, and the other animals are not interested, so unless she can find some other cheerers Chick will just have to cheer alone.
Miffy at the seaside, Dick Bruna.
Describes a baby rabbit's day at the beach.
Pine & Boof: blast off!, Ross Burach.
When an egg from outer space falls on Boof's head, he and his best friend Pine must travel to outer space to return the space egg to its space nest.
A cauldron of bats, illustrated by Michael Buxton.
Introduce the idea of collective nouns to young children with this fun lift-the-flap book. Open the flap to reveal a funny scene that illustrates weird and wonderful collective nouns for animals that fly!
A circus of puffins, illustrated by Michael Buxton.
Introduce the idea of collective nouns to young children with this fun lift-the-flap book. Open the flap to reveal a funny scene that illustrates weird and wonderful collective nouns for animals that swim!
Bib on, bunny!, illustrated by Jo Byatt.
It's Bunny's meal time, and he's ready for a chat! There's a ready-made rhyming conversation in the book, and you can make up your own as well!
Play time, puppy!, illustrated by Jo Byatt.
Puppy wants to play, and is ready for a chat! There's a ready-made rhyming conversation in the book, and you can make up your own as well!
Sleep tight, teddy!, illustrated by Jo Byatt.
Teddy's in bed, and ready for a chat! There's a ready-made rhyming conversation in the book, and you can make up your own as well!
I hate my cats: (a love story), Davide Cali, Anna Pirolli.
Ginger and Fred, a pair of cats, can be picky, messy, and troublesome, and although they frustrate the author, in the end their presence is comforting and essential.
The new small person, Lauren Child.
This brand new picture book from the hugely talented Lauren Child, about the arrival of a new sibling will undoubtedly strike a chord with children and parents alike. Told with Lauren Child's trademark wit, humour and style, this much-anticipated new picture book won't disappoint.
Leap frog, Jane Clarke & Britta Teckentrup.
Felix is lost. The jungle can be a scary place for a tiny tree frog, and all the strange noises are making him just a little bit jumpy. It's time to find Felix a safe place to sleep, and might there be someone special to snuggle him down for the night?
A stack of alpacas, Matt Cosgrove.
Smashing and splashing! Jumping and thumping! Fighting and biting! Macca is looking after his nieces and nephew and they are nothing but trouble! How will Uncle Macca tame this unruly trio?
Mummies are lovely, Meredith Costain, Polona Lovsin.
A warm and lively rhyming text about the special relationship between mothers and their children, with gently humorous illustrations showing different adult cats and kittens in adorable poses.
Splish, splash, Ducky!, Lucy Cousins.
Ducky Duckling has so much fun in the rain! Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky's adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish. But what happens when the rain stops and Ducky feels sad? Can Dad save the day and bring sunshine back into those "quack, quack, quacks"?
Fiona the hippo, illustrator, Richard Cowdrey; [contributors, Barbara Herndon and Mary Hassinger].
Born prematurely, at only 29 pounds, Fiona was not expected to live. But her spunk and determination (along with lots of love and support from her caregivers at the zoo) helped her thrive and become a happy, healthy hippopotamus. With every challenge she faced, Fiona let out a snort, wiggled her ears, and said "I've got this." And she did! In this delightful board book, inspired by the real adventure of this heroic hippo, join Fiona and her lovable animal friends at the zoo as she is introduced to the world in this whimsical and inspiring tale of perseverance and friendship.
I'll love you till the cows come home, Kathryn Cristaldi, Kristyna Litten.
A humorous rhymed text with pictures repeating "I'll love you till" with various endings.
Through the smoke, Phil Cummings; [illustrated by] Andrew McLean.
We jousted and fought with shadow swords. We stood firm against the dust armies that rose from the north. And as we played, the sleeping dragon woke. A beautiful picture book about imagination by Phil Cummings and Andrew McLean.
The book tree, written by Paul Czajak; illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh.
Arlo sees his town change for the worse after the Mayor bans and destroys all books, but by sharing stories Arlo helps set things right again.
Grandad's island, Benji Davies.
A beautifully realised, delicately handled story about a little boy coming to terms with the loss of his much-loved grandfather.
123, Xavier Deneux.
TouchThinkLearn: 123 is another large-trim, gifty book with the recognizably innovative production. This book is at once a counting book and a guessing game. Each page has a number, counting up from one, of circular die-cuts that conceal a simply designed animal underneath. One dot turns into a glow-worm, three dots turns into a duck, and ten dots a dinosaur!
The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark, Deborah Diesen; pictures by Dan Hanna.
Mr. Fish feels nervous venturing deep in the sea to look for Ms. Clam's lost pearl until Miss Shimmer helps him conquer his fear of the dark.
I love you more than ..., written by Taye Diggs; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
A father reassures his young son that although they cannot always be together, he misses his baby boy and always thinks about him.
I wish it would snow!, Sarah Dillard.
When a small rabbit becomes impatient wishing for the winter season and some snow, he gets much more than expected.
Friends, Julia Donaldson; [illustrated by] Axel Scheffler.
Friends is a delightful introduction to the world of Acorn Wood. Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say "Happy Birthday", and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep.
Opposites, Julia Donaldson; [illustrated by] Axel Scheffler.
Learn all about opposites with your favourite characters from Acorn Wood in Tales from Acorn Wood: Opposites. Who is being noisy and who is being quiet? Which animal friends are having fun outside and who is busy inside? Enter the world of Acorn Wood and find out in this fun book of opposites.
Boom! bang! royal meringue!, Sally Doran, Rachael Saunders.
Polite and perfect Princess Hannah has been so well behaved that the King and Queen have decided to get her a very special birthday present: The Marvellous Magical Pudding Machine! How can she possibly be expected to share such a wonderful thing with her friends? Discover the fanciful and vivid picture book that gives hope that even those with the sweetest tooth might learn to share.
What if ... ? Then we ...: short, very short, shorter-than-ever possibilities, Rebecca Kai Dotlich; illustrated by Fred Koehler.
Two polar bear friends have a thrilling adventure as they imagine solutions to a variety of possible situations; their story will show readers how to create their own tales in response to the question "What if...?"
Misunderstood Shark: friends don't eat friends, written by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Scott Magoon.
Bob, host of Underwater World with Bob, is furious with Shark, not only because Shark ate him (admittedly bad manners), but because Shark will not even admit what he did; the ocean may not be big enough for both of them--unless Shark faces up to his bad behavior, stops sulking (and eating the animals on the program, and maybe barfing up his stomach) and apologizes.
Olivia-- and the missing toy, Ian Falconer.
Olivia has one toy that she loves more than anything and when he disappears, Olivia is heartbroken. Then, one dark and stormy night, Olivia hears a noise. Candelabra in hand, she bravely creeps into her bedroom to face a huge menacing shadow on the wall, a piece of her beloved toy in its jaws!
I'm fun, too!, Jonathan Fenske.
What happens when a classic, ordinary Lego minifigure meets a crew of extraordinary minifigures, with their elaborate vehicles, colorful clothes, and wild accessories? He thinks he's no fun at all!
Ten rules of the birthday wish, according to Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld.
A child presents ten essential rules of birthday wishes, from planning the right party through having the right dessert--with a light to blow out--to keeping the wish secret.
Dippy's big day out, Jackie French.
The setting is Australia, 100,000 years ago, where a very large wombat is seen sleeping and most probably scratching, as well. This is where it all began. Dippy is a sweet, gentle wombat who lived many many thousands of years ago. He also happens to be a big wombat, one the size of a mini bus; a diprotodon from 100,000 years ago, and his friends include dinosaurs, thylacines, and other megafauna. All Dippy wants is to discover a place to sleep where his snoring won't disturb his friends, plus delicious food to eat. But where will he find them? This is a story of hilarious prehistoric mayhem and triumph, set in the world of Australian megafauna.
A pile of leaves, Jason Fulford & Tamara Shopsin.
Each clear acetate page features a single element in the leaf pile, though some are not leaves at all! As readers turn the pages, the leaf pile is deconstructed piece by piece on the right side, and reconstructed on the left. Younger readers will enjoy the seek-and-find aspect of the hidden objects, while older readers might experiment by adding their own images between the pages. A key at the back provides the names of each kind of leaf shown.
Lucía the luchadora and the million masks, Cynthia Leonor Garza; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.
Lucía's little sister Gemma wants to be a luchadora like her big sister, but she is more bumble and splat than pizzazz and seems to find trouble wherever she goes. When Gemma makes a ginormous hole in Lucía's mask, her little sister seems to get away with everything. But Lucía's grandmother, Abu, has an idea: a trip to the mercado to get Gemma her very own lucha libre mask. There are so many masks to choose from, and Lucía cant resist trying on masks and imagining all the new secret identities she could have if she had endless masks. When Lucía realizes shes misplaced her special silver mask, a frantic search ensues with Gemma's help. Lucía the Luchadora's big heart is on display again in her latest adventure, where she learns that some things, including trouble making little sisters, are one of a kind.
Mad, mad bear!, Kimberly Gee.
Bear is very angry that he has to leave the park, but after taking a deep breath he learns to let it go.
Planes, Gail Gibbons.
Propeller planes, jets, pontoon planes, helicopters, even the space shuttle can be seen in this high-flying board book! From early flight through jumbo jets, this board book, jam packed with more than 30 flying machines, will soar into the hands of your little ones.
Trains, Gail Gibbons.
Passenger and freight trains are useful, and fun to watch.
Trucks, Gail Gibbons.
Trucks dig holes, trucks push heavy loads, trucks haul, pull, lift, and dig. 60 trucks, and what they do, are shown in this colourful board book.
Little bee, Edward Gibbs.
The chase is on! Follow Little Bee as he flees from the hungry frog, who in turn flees from the scary snake, who in turn flees from the mean mongoose, and so on until a whole host of creatures are running around in one big circle.
Think big!, written by Kes Gray; illustrated by Nathan Reed.
Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Humpty wants to be a boiled egg, but his friends are encouraging him to think bigger! You could be an artist! said Little Boy Blue. Look for clues and become a detective! said Little Bo Peep. Buy a pair of football boots and become a footballer, said Wee Willy Winky. Will Humpty think big and reach for the stars?
Mina vs. the monsoon, Rukhsanna Guidroz; illustrated by Debasmita Dasgupta.
Mina loves to play soccer all year round. Nothing comes close to it. But when the monsoon arrives, Mina is stuck indoors and she can't help feeling restless and bored. Her ammi doesn't understand. The doodhwalla doesn't understand. That's when Mina decides she'll find ways of chasing away the clouds herself. In doing so, she makes an unexpected discovery. Soccer will never be the same again for Mina! In a charming story that any kid who loves a sport will relate to, soccer-mad Mina tries just about any trick to stop the monsoon clouds from raining on her game. In doing so, she shows us glimpses of her life in a village in eastern India, highlighting the important role played by monsoon rains in this part of the world. The heart of the story, however, is the bond forged between a mother and her daughter on a gray, gloomy day.
Christmas comes to Moominvalley, adapted from the Tove Jansson classic; [written by] Alex Haridi, Cecilia Davidsson; [illustrated by] Filippa Widlund; [translated by A. A. Prime].
An exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, in which the Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming. The only trouble is, the Moomins have no idea who, or what Christmas is.
Plum, Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle; illustrated by Robin Thompson.
Plum will not stay glum. For as long as she can remember, Plum has lived at the Mary Fitzgerald Orphanage, wishing and hoping for a family. When a sudden snowfall threatens a delivery of presents on Christmas Eve, Plum is determined to save Christmas; even for the kids who laugh at her. Plum's pure heart grants her an unexpected reward. When she eats a cake left behind by a mysterious magician, she is transported into the Land of Sweets. But Christmas here is threatened, too; by a sourness that is spreading from the center of the land. Plum's determined to help, and in doing so, she might just find the family she's always dreamed of, thanks to a good heart and Christmas magic!
Love from me to you, Patricia Hegarty; [illustrated by] Fhiona Galloway.
Dust bunny wants a friend, Amy Hevron.
A lonely dust bunny tries to make friends with passing creatures with no success, until a broom sweeps him under the bed and he finds more friends like him.
Chip the lifeguard, Kylie Howarth.
Chip is back! His mission:to become a lifeguard.But his dreams soon go soggywhen he's chased off the beach. So Chip and his friends fashion a planto sneak him into to the surf club. Will their stunt earn Chipa place between the red and yellow flags?
Chinese symbols for baby brains, Chungliang Al Huang with Lark Huang-Storms.
Babies love to look at high contrast colors and patterns. Research has shown that a baby's developing retina sees bold color contrasts best; all around the world, black and white and red are babies' favorite colors! Babies also seek out geometric shapes, especially circles, which readily captivate their interest. The calligraphy symbols in this book not only introduce the beauty of Chinese language but are specifically designed to capture a baby's visual attention. They were created to naturally attract a baby's gaze in order to increase visual attention and stimulate brain development.
Flora and the flamingo, Molly Idle.
In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.
Sing to the moon, Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl & Sandra Van Doorn.
A grandfather and his grandson share the quiet pleasures of a rainy day.
The boy: his stories and how they came to be, Oliver Jeffers.
A spectacular collection of four much-loved modern classics from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, along with a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the making of each in four fascinating sketchbook sections. Contains the following stories: How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found; The Way Back Home; Up and Down. Also within the pages of this exquisite collection is a special letter from Oliver Jeffers and more than 100 wonderfully distinctive sketches, notes and ideas, carefully chosen from his archives and revealed here for the first time.
When the moon forgot, Jimmy Liao; English text adapted by Sarah L. Thomson.
A boy befriends the moon when it falls from the sky, until finally, after much love and nurturing, the moon remembers how to find its way back home.
Penguin flies home: a flight school story, Lita Judge.
Even though his penguin friends would rather swim, Penguin dreams of flying.
Things in the sea are touching me!, written by Linda Jane Keegan; illustrated by Minky Stapleton.
This light-hearted rhyming story follows the experience of a little girl's day at the beach with her two mums, as she unexpectedly encounters a range of sea life – with a fun twist at the end! We all know that breath-catching feeling of something brushing past our shins as we wade out to the waves, or stepping on something slimy in the sea ... this story uses humour to tackle the fear.
Harold loves his woolly hat, Vern Kousky.
Harold is a very special bear who always wears a woolly hat, so when a crow steals the hat from him, he tries to win it back.
Dragon night, J. R. Krause.
Georgie is afraid of the dark, but after an adventure with a dragon that is afraid of the knight in the book where he normally dwells, both are ready to sleep.
Grobblechops, Elizabeth Laird, Jenny Lucander.
There's a monster hiding under the bed! This classic bedtime fear is hilariously brought to life by award-winning author Elizabeth Laird and Finnish illustrator Jenny Luncander. Amir thinks that a monster will come and eat him up! And maybe the monster will have a mum and dad too! But Dad reassures Amir that if the monster family comes to play, then the parents will have a good old chat whilst Amir makes a new friend.
The wolf who visited the land of fairy tales, Orianne Lallemand; illustrations by Éléonore Thuillier; [translation from French, MaryChris Bradley].
This year's annual Spring Picnic is just around the corner and the Wolf has decided to bake an apple cake. There is only one problem: he has never baked before! The Wolf is determined to find someone to help him and starts on a walk through the forest where he encounters. Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, a witch! Is this forest enchanted? His apple cake will be all the more delicious! Children will be able to try it out as the recipe can be found at the end of the book.
Got to get to Bear's!, written and illustrated by Brian Lies.
In spite of the worsening weather, Izzy the chipmunk sets off to Bear's den in response to an urgent request from a friend in need.
A little book about ABCs, [illustrated by Leo Lionni and Julie Hamilton].
Introduces young readers to the letters of the alphabet.
A little book about spring, [illustrated by Leo Lionni and Julie Hamilton].
Spring is a time of budding trees, chirping birds, and croaking frogs. Discover these and more wonders of spring in this delightful board book inspired by the works of legendary children's book author-illustrator Leo Lionni.
Hats off to Mr. Pockles!, written by by Sally Lloyd-Jones; illustrated by David Litchfield.
When disaster strikes, Mr. Pockles, a reclusive little dog with a big hat collection, comes to the aid of renowned panda, Lady Satsuma, and begins collecting friends.
My heart, Corinna Luyken.
From moments of great joy and exuberance to necessary times of quiet contemplation, your heart is your guide.
Chicken talk, words by Patricia MacLachlan; pictures by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
The chickens on the farm have a message for their farm owners! They're tired of arugula salad, how about putting a fan in their hot coop, and watch out for that snake in your tent. As the children walk around their beloved farm, they discover more and more chicken talk scratched into the dirt. The family can hardly believe it. What will the chickens possibly say next!?
Chicka chicka boom boom, Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; illustrated by Lois Ehlert.
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
Peep and Ducky, David Martin; illustrated by David Walker.
Illustrations and rhyming text follows two animal friends as they play pretend games, ride down a slide, flop in a puddle, and run around a tree.
The ABC book of rockets, planets and outer space, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson, Cheryl Orsini.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Lift-off! Rockets and astronauts! Sun, Moon and stars! Discover the wonders of outer space. From the team that brought you the bestselling ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes and ABC Book of Machines comes a new book all about the fascinating world of space and space travel. With their bright, colourful illustrations and simple, rhythmical language, these board books are perfect for preschool boys and girls.
The kids ABC book of animals, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson, [illustrated by] Anne Bowman.
Animals make noises; roaring, squawking, squeaking, growling. This beautifully illustrated book uses simple, engaging text and rhythmic language to introduce children to a range of animals from around the world. A fascinating exploration of the animal kingdom.
The kids ABC book of cars, trains, boats and planes, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson; [illustrations by] Cheryl Orsini.
This beautifully illustrated book invites young children to look and listen to the traffic of highways, railways, waterways and airways. Come and explore the busy and exciting world of transport.
The kids ABC book of dinosaurs, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson, [illustrated by] Danny Snell.
Dinosaurs lived on earth long ago. Dinosaurs hatch, dinosaurs grow, dinosaurs roar and dinosaurs munch! This simple and evocative picture book uses rhythmic language andbeautiful colour illustrations to introduce young children to a range of dinosaurs, from the smallest to the tallest, the fastest to the slowest.
The kids ABC book of machines, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson; illustrated by Cheryl Orsini.
Machines are always on the go! From dump trucks and diggers to vacuums and toasters, this bright and engaging picture book picks up on a child's natural fascination with machines.
The kids ABC book of places to go, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson; [illustrated by] Cheryl Orsini.
This charming picture book celebrates the fun and excitement of places we can visit, both close to home and far away. The simple, engaging text explores fascinating places such as the library, the zoo, the lighthouse and many more. An adventurous book that is a delightful introduction to the world beyond our backyard.
The kids ABC book of seasons, Helen Martin, Judith Simpson; [illustrated by] Cheryl Orsini.
Celebrate the joys of the seasons and explore the world of weather. The perfect book to inspire a delight in the cycles of nature.
Two rainbows, Sophie Masson & Mike McMahon.
All the colours of the rainbow are explored against the striking backdrop of two different worlds.
Just fishing with Grandma, Gina and Mercer Mayer.
Little Critter and his grandma have a day of adventure when they go fishing.
Hands up!, Breanna J. McDaniel; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
A young girl lifts her hands up in a series of everyday moments before finally raising her hands in resistance at a protest march.
What is given from the heart, Patricia C. McKissack; illustrated by April Harrison.
Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.
The hug, Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar.
Hedgehog was feeling sad. As sad as a hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help. Tortoise was feeling sad. As sad as a tortoise can feel. So sad only one thing could help. In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no-one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too hard. And that's when they find each other! A hug - at last!
How do you take a bath?, Kate McMullan; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.
A whimsical rhyming picture book reveals the way familiar animals, from elephants and pigs to monkeys and hippos, take baths, and how human children do not take baths by sinking in mud, thrashing about in dust or licking themselves clean.
Don't touch my hair!, Sharee Miller.
Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up.
What does the crocodile say?, Eva Montanari.
The first day of starting school is hard for everyone, even for a crocodile. And on top of this, there are just so many sounds and noises to be heard! How does little Crocodile deal with it all? Follow him as he journeys through the sounds he encounters on his first day at nursery, and tries to make it through to the end of the day, when he will be back with his mum again.
Dolphin boy, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman.
Discover this spellbinding story from former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by multi-award-winning Michael Foreman. Jim lives in a Cornish fishing village—but since the fish disappeared, no one goes fishing any more. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand, and soon the whole village is working together to return the dolphin to the water. The dolphin stays in the harbor, playing with Jim and the swimmers, but then the dolphin disappears. Will Jim ever see him again?
Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: potty power!, Eunice Moyle and Sabrina Moyle.
What do you do when you've got to go? From the first rumble in the bumble to that moment of triumph when the potty is full of number one or number two. Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power! touches on those essential potty training moments, ending with the all - important big - kid underpants dance!
Love you forever, written by Robert Munsch; illustrated by Sheila McGraw.
A boy grows into adulthood with the support of his mother's love.
The Little Green Hen, Alison Murray.
Who will help Little Green Hen take care of her beautiful apple tree? Dog, Squirrel and Sparrow will - but not Peacock, Cat or Fox. They are far too busy! What will it take to turn them as green as the Little Green Hen?
One snowy day, Diana Murray, Diana Toledano.
In this rhyming counting book, one energetic puppy and two children set out for some snowy day fun.
Wrestle!, Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, Gus Skattebol-James; illustrated by Tom Jellett.
I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don't like fighting... A funny story about identity, family and dressing up.
Happy Easter, Mouse!, [written by] Laura Numeroff; [illustrated by] Felicia Bond.
Join Mouse as he tries to figure out who's leaving Easter eggs all over his house.
Fancy Nancy and the mermaid ballet, written by Jane O'Connor; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Fancy Nancy is back again, this time with a dancing theme for all of those tiny tutu-wearing fans! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight?
Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex, Mo O'Hara; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
Romeosaurus, who comes from a family of herbivores, befriends Juliet Rex, who comes from a family of carnivores, and they must find a way to be together despite their warring families.
Farm, Jane Ormes.
Find out the different names for mummy and daddy animals on the farm - and then lift the flap to find the babies! A striking, satisfying introduction to animal families, with screen-printed artwork from Jane Ormes and bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers.
Jungle, Jane Ormes.
Find out the different names for mummy and daddy animals in the jungle and then lift the flap to find the babies! A striking, satisfying introduction to animal families, with screen-printed artwork from Jane Ormes and bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers.
There's #bug guts on my shoe!, Deb Pak.
Where's that sneaky bug now? After finding bug guts on his shoe a boys obsession with insects sees his imagination run wild...
Mia moves out, Miranda Paul; illustrated by Paige Keiser.
Mia loved her big, bright room until she had to share it with her new brother. With Brandon's toys, books, and even underwear taking up space, Mia has finally had it. "I'm moving out!" There are lots of new and interesting spaces she could settle into the bathroom, the basement, even a pillow fort. But something is always missing. What could it be? Tackling the oh-so-relatable topic of finding a space of one's own, Mia will inspire siblings everywhere to work together as a team. Because sometimes the best place of all is a shared one.
The sea saw, Tom Percival
When Sofia loses her beloved teddy after a day at the beach, she is heartbroken. But the sea saw it all, and maybe, just maybe, it can bring Sofia and her teddy back together. However long it may take.
The unicorn prince, Saviour Pirotta and Jane Ray.
Annis and her grandmother live in a cold, draughty castle on top of a hill, which they share with their chickens and their cow. They may be poor, but Annis's heart is full of kindness. Offering a home to an injured unicorn and a family of fairies one day, her kindness is magically rewarded. But will her good fortune bring her happiness and love?
The lost property office, Emily Rand.
A little girl and her mother are on the train, going to visit Grandpa. It's very busy-hold on tight! But when they arrive at their destination and get off the train they realize something is wrong: the little girl's beloved teddy bear has gone missing! Just when it looks like she'll never see Teddy again, Grandpa has an idea! And suddenly the little girl is off on a magical journey to rescue her favorite stuffed friend. Have you ever wondered where your lost objects go? With charming and stylish illustrations, this book is perfect for curious minds.
Harris finds his feet, Catherine Rayner.
Harris was a very small hare with very big feet. 'Why do I have such enormous feet, Grandad?' Harris sighed. So Grandad shows Harris how to hop high into the sky, to climb to the tops of the mountains, and to run very fast. Harris not only learns about the world around him but also the importance of finding his own feet.
Yugen, Mark Reibstein; art by Ed Young.
Illustrations, simple text, and haiku reveal a young boy's longing and remembrance of his mother.
Happy birthday to you, Princess, written by Michelle Robinson; illustrated by Vicki Gausden.
A magical sing-along birthday adventure for the little princess in your life, based on the lyrics of the Happy Birthday song! 'Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear princess. May your wishes come true' A little girl's birthday party is transformed into a magical fairy tale adventure in this gorgeously illustrated rhyming romp. Based on the lyrics of the Happy Birthday song, this beautiful book is the perfect gift for any little princess on her special day.
All my stripes: a story for children with autism, Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer; illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin; foreword by Alison Singer.
Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.
The bunnies are not in their beds, Marisabina Russo.
Here's the perfect bedtime read-aloud for the very youngest child. Filled with fun noises, click clack, click clack, and a repeating refrain--good night, good night, sleep tight, this story is sure to have kids chiming in as they follow the antics of these bunnies who won't stay in bed. Kids will identify with these mischievous bunnies and their desire to play, while parents will empathize with Mama and Daddy's struggle to get them to SLEEP.
There are no bears in this bakery, Julia Sarcone-Roach.
When Muffin, a cat, hears a suspicious noise at the Little Bear Bakery, his investigation reveals a hungry bear cub.
Wordy Birdy meets Mr. Cougarpants, written by Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Dave Mottram.
When Wordy Birdy and her friends go on a camping trip, they get an unexpected visit from Mr. Cougarpants. Can Wordy Birdy talk herself out of a becoming dinner?
Collecting cats, Lorna Scobie.
Today, I'm going to collect cats. At the moment, I have no cats. But I do have plan. This hilarious picture book is purrrfect for cat lovers everywhere! Honestly: can anyone ever have too many cats? The answer might be yes, if the cats are rather large, with big teeth!
When you go walking in the woods, Dr Ant Shadbolt.
Things to remember when you go walking in the woods.
Der glumph went the little green frog, illustrated by Matt Shanks.
Der Glumph went the little green frog one day. And they all went der glumph, glumph glumph. But. The Australian animals are all relaxing in the outback, but what do they get up to when nobody is looking?
Queen Celine, Matt Shanks.
A funny, eco-friendly, politically-relevant picture book by super-talent Matt Shanks. Celine Beaufort was an ordinary girl. She did ordinary things, On ordinary days, in ordinary ways. But every now and then, Celine was a Queen, of a kingdom by the sea. Celine Beuafort is queen of what she is quite certain is the most beautiful rock pool in the world. It's perfect. And to make sure nothing ever changes, she decides to build a wall around it. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a royal mistake. As self- proclaimed ruler, it's up to Celine to right her wrong and restore her rock pool to its former glory.
Love, Z, Jessie Sima.
A little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer.
Holī colors, Rina Singh.
A vibrant board book that introduces little ones to the Hindu festival of Holi with a rainbow of colours.
Bear moves, Ben Bailey Smith, aka Doc Brown, and Sav Akyüz.
See Bear dance! Watch Bear move! Come along, get in the groove.
Princess Scallywag and the no-good pirates, Mark Sperring; illustrated by Claire Powell.
Princess Scallywag and the Queen are back in a brand new rollicking adventure, taking on no-good pirates on the high seas in their hilarious, take-no-prisoners style! Everybody's favourite Queen and not-so-princessy Princess are setting sail on the royal yacht today, but beware, stinky, sweaty, no-good PIRATES are on the horizon, Yo Ho me hearties! Whatever are a Queen, and a Princess, to do? Luckily, they've still got their trademark tricks up the royal sleeves.
The littlest things give the loveliest hugs, Mark Sperring; illustrated by Maddie Frost.
Rhyming text celebrates hugs between animal babies and parents from around the world.
Hush, little bunny, David Ezra Stein.
A father rabbit offers messages of nuturing protection and comfort to his baby.
Slam!: a tale of consequences, Adam Stower.
A heedless little boy and his dog slam the door as they run out to complete an errand, unknowingly dislodging a red ball that bounces through the neighborhood and triggers an escalating series of mishaps.
The kiss, Linda Sunderland, Jessica Courtney-Tickle.
Ewyn blows Grandma a kiss that brings smiles, laughter and dancing! But a rich man wants the kiss all to himself - and he'll do anything to get it!
Three grumpy trucks, written by Todd Tarpley; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.
Three toy trucks don't want to stop scooping, grinding, and digging on the playground until they get so overtired that a child must take them home and tuck them into bed.
Get out of my bath!, Britta Teckentrup.
Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do? Suck all the water into her trunk of course! Ellie waits until the uninvited animals have left before squirting the water back. Finally Ellie can enjoy her bath in peace!
Mallee sky, Jodi Toering & Tannya Harricks.
An extremely timely and beautiful picture book about the effects of drought and climate change in the Mallee. The first people of the land call the Mallee "Nowie". It means sunset country. When the sun goes down the red heat of the day bleeds into the sky and sets it on fire. Drought and rain, life under a Mallee sky.
Bearnard's book, Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Misa Saburi.
When Bearnard gets an invitation to be in a book, it's a dream come true! But as he reads up on what starring in a book might actually entail, he consers if he's not quite the right bear for the part. With the help of his friend Gertie, Bearnard discovers that to shine in his story, he just needs to be himself.
This is my eye: a New York story, pictures and text by Neela Vaswani.
Take a journey through New York City: shapes, colours, patterns, and people are everywhere, and things look different depending on who is going the looking. In this playful ode to photography and point of view, one young girl captures moments of insight and community in her beloved hometown. This fictional exploration will delight children and parents in today's world of images and bold self-expression.
The peace bird, Eleitino Paddy Walker; with illustrations by Nanette Lela'ulu.
"Tama saw the Peace Bird flying in over the ocean. "Look Tiana, here comes the Peace Bird," singing "Peace peace our magic word, the more it's said the more it's heard. "I love those words Tama, they remind us that Peace is about being kind and loving to one another. Peace is a way of living always," said Tiana"--Back cover.
Geronimo, [David Walliams]; illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross.
Meet Geronimo; the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only, and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly; or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true.
The carnivorous crocodile, story by Jonnie Wild; illustrated by Brita Granström.
The jungle animals find that an extremely carnivorous crocodile has claimed their water hole for himself! Not even the elephant wants to tangle with those terrible teeth, until the five flamingos show that by being cunning and brave the crocodile can be made to share his waterhole.
The mud monster, story by Jonnie Wild; illustrated by Brita Granström.
All the African animals were afraid of the Mud Monster. They knew it was huge and they knew it was horrible, but none of them had actually seen it. Until one day. Set in the African rainforest this is a story about helping each other and overcoming imaginary fears, and bathtime.
#Goldilocks: a hashtag cautionary tale, Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Everyone loves Goldilocks' hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else's bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online? A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of internet-users from the prize-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.
The goose egg, Liz Wong.
Henrietta the elephant's serene life is disrupted when a baby goose comes to stay, but after Goose finally leaves, Henrietta no longer enjoys the quiet.
Lola Dutch when I grow up, Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright.
Determined to decide what to be when she grows up, Lola tries several careers before listening to her friend, Bear, who reminds her that she need not be in a hurry.
Summertime rainbow: a bilingual book of colors, Belle Yang.
In this story presented in both English and Chinese, bunnies hop through the meadow on a beautiful summer day, spotting blue sky, white clouds, yummy green grass, and other colourful sights.

Younger Fiction

The impossible crime, Mac Barnett; illustrated by Mike Lowery.
In 1989 someone is threatening to steal the crown jewels, so the Queen of England summons Mac B. to England to protect them; and when they are stolen from a locked dungeon cell, where Mac and Holcroft, one of the warders, are supposed to be guarding them, it is up to Mac to figure out how they were stolen, and whether the thief is the descendant of an Irish soldier-of-fortune who tried to steal them in 1671, or someone else entirely.
Wild times at the Bed & Biscuit, Joan Carris; illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.
Dr. Adam Bender, the veterinarian at the Bed and Biscuit, accepts four sick animals from the wildlife shelter for treatment and tries to make them feel at home, with the help of the domestic animals already there.
Zeke Meeks vs the annoying princess sing-along, D.L. Green; illustrated by Josh Alves.
When his little sister's friends cannot go with her to the Princess Sing-Along concert, Zeke feels he has to go to cheer her up on her birthday but on Monday morning he has to give a report in class about what he did on the weekend.
Zeke Meeks vs the crummy class play, D.L. Green; illustrated by Josh Alves.
Zeke's third grade class is putting on a play and Zeke is unhappy and annoyed with what he sees as too small a role until his mother teaches him the meaning of the saying "there are no small parts, only small actors."
Zeke Meeks vs. the pain-in-the-neck pets, D.L. Green; illustrated by Josh Alves.
Zeke wants to bring home the class hamster, so to prove that he is responsible he promises his mother that he will take care of the family dog for a whole week; after that it is one disaster after another.
Zeke Meeks vs. his big phony cousin, D.L. Green; illustrated by Josh Alves.
As if coming up with a school project at the last minute is not enough trouble, Zeke also has to deal with his cousin Sam--who is just too perfect to be completely believable.
The house on the mountain, Ella Holcombe & [illustrated by] David Cox.
The powerful story of a family who lose their home in a bushfire and their journey of recovery. Remembering Black Saturday. There is a fire coming, and we need to move quickly. Mum and Dad start packing bags, grabbing woollen blankets, the first-aid kit, torches, and then the photo albums. Dad puts Ruby on her lead and ties her up near the back door. My chest feels hollow, like a birdcage. Atmospheric and intensely moving, this is the story of a family experiencing a bushfire, its devastating aftermath, and the long process of healing and rebuilding.
Disney's Sleeping beauty, [text adapted by Lily Murray; edited by Frankie Jones; art by Eyvind Earle [and seven others]].
A family favourite for nearly sixty years, Disney's Sleeping Beauty is one of the best-loved films of all time. Relive its magic through this retelling of the classic animated film, accompanied by paintings, sketches and concept art from the original Disney Studio artists.
Disney's Snow White and the seven dwarfs, [text adapted by Lily Murray; edited by Frankie Jones; art by Vladimir "Bill" Tytla [and others]].
Relive the magic of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs through this retelling of the classic animated film, accompanied by paintings, sketches and concept art from the original Disney Studio artists.
Gittel's journey: an Ellis Island story, story by Leslea Newman; pictures by Amy June Bates.
Brings to life a not too distant history of immigration to Ellis Island. When it's time for nine-year-old Gittel and her mother to leave their homeland behind and go to America for the promise of a new life, a health inspection stops any chance of Gittel's mother joining her daughter on the voyage. Knowing she may never see her mother again, Gittel must find the courage within herself to leave her family behind.
Third grade mermaid, Peter Raymundo.
Cora the mermaid is having trouble with spelling, but if she wants to stay on the swim team she has get an A on her next test so her mother gives her a "magic" diary that compels her to practice writing, while her friends explain to her the concept of studying.
Third grade mermaid and the narwhals, Peter Raymundo.
When Cora reads a story she wrote about a narwhal in her English class, classmate Vivian mocks her and says that everyone knows that narwhals are fake. Suddenly Cora and her friends are embarking on an exciting quest to find these not-so-mythical creatures and prove Vivian wrong. And then, Cora finds out that their adventures could actually win her the top prize in the Ocean Writes contest; if she can manage to write the whole story down before the deadline!
Horrid Henry's tricky tricks, Francesca Simon; illustrated by Tony Ross.
This gift book will be the culmination of our Horrid Henry anniversary publishing to celebrate 20 horrid years of the nation's favourite naughty little boy!
The race against time: the third journey through time, Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and others]; translated by Julia Heim].
Geronimo Stilton travels back in time to the ice age, ancient Greece, and Renaissance Italy, where he experiences wild historical adventures.
The test of time: the sixth journey through time, Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Silbia Bigolin, Danielo Barozzi and Allesandro Muscillo; translated by Julia Heim].
When, in the process of testing his newest time machine, Professor von Volt accidently brings a triceratops, Helen of Troy, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, and Christopher Columbus to present day New Mouse City, it is up to Geronimo and his friends to return them all to their own times and places without being eaten by a T-Rex or skewered by Trojan warriors.