New Titles Children’s January 2019 (arrived in December 2018)

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A dog and pony show, directed by Demetrius Navarro.
The story of Dede, a famous performing circus dog that gets left behind when her show leaves town. She's discovered by Billy, a lonely city kid who's just moved to a nearby ranch. When Billy adopts the vain and arrogant dog, will she get along with the farm's eccentric critters, including a sleep-deprived rooster, a gassy cow, and a hypochondriac horse? And can Dede outwit the bumbling thieves from a rival circus who are plotting to kidnap the priceless pooch?
Against the wild. The great elephant adventure, written and directed by Richard Boddington.
When orphan, Phoenix Wilder, moves from his foster family in Michigan, to his aunt's house in Africa, it seems his life has finally changed for the better. From the moment he arrives, Phoenix falls in love with the African landscape and his aunt showers him with the love and kindness he has been missing. But when he becomes lost in the bush, he must learn to conquer his fears and survive in the beautiful yet untamed wilderness. Stumbling upon a giant bull elephant caught in a net, he sets him free and they become companions. With poachers operating in the area, Phoenix soon realises that the jungle is not the worst danger he will have to face and, with his new companion, sets out on an epic adventure in this uplifting, feel-good movie the whole family can enjoy.
Help, I shrunk my parents, directed by Tim Trageser.
Felix's school is haunted again, only this time it's not the spirit of the school founder and the nuisance he caused last time, but the long dead school principle. A coincidence causes the former school principle to rise from the grave. When she manages to return to real life she uses magic to shrink Felix' teacher and his parents, and take over the school. It's up to Felix, Ella and the gang to save the school and bring everyone back to their original size. Packed with fast- paced excitement and lots of humour 'Help, I Shrunk My Parents' is fun for the whole family.
Hotel Transylvania 3: a monster vacation, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.
Incredibles 2, written & directed by Brad Bird.
Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible, has unwittingly demonstrated repeated that Supers can cause as much damage as villains while protecting the world, which causes his wife – Elastigirl – to be chosen as the face of a movement to make Supers legal again. Still, it will take the entire gang to take down a new supervillain bent on mind-controlling the entire world!
Jingle all the way, [directed by Chel White].
A young boy named Andrew visits a Christmas Tree farm with his family a few days before the holidays. Andrew instantly bonds with a young Husky pup named Jingle, who is searching for a home for Christmas.
Jingle and Bell's Christmas star.,
Jingle, the Husky Pup and his buddy Andrew meet some new friends. A girl Andrew's age Sofia and her Husky pup, Bell, have moved from sunny Palm City to Pineville weeks before Christmas. With no friends yet and not knowing what to expect, Sofia and Bell's world is turned upside down and it looks like it might be the worst Christmas ever. But with a little help from Jingle and Andrew, Sofia and Bell will soon discover that christmas joy isn't about where you are – It's about who you are with!/dd>
Kiwi Christmas, directed by Tony Simpson.
Disillusioned with the materialism of Christmas, Santa throws in his job and goes as far from the North Pole as possible– New Zealand! When his reindeerless- sleigh crashes and sinks in the waters of an idyllic holiday beach, he is found washed up by 8-year-old Sam and his 12-year-old sister Molly and their newly separated parents.The family discovers who Santa really is and must unite to rescue him from the local Coastwatch who have set out to capture him, and convince him to return to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve.
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.
Maya the bee. The honey games, directed by Noel Cleary & Sergio Delfino.
When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.
Monsters at large, dircted by Jason Murphy.
A teen task force that fights imaginary monsters finds itself face to face with the real thing.
Shelby: the dog who saved Christmas, directed by Brian K Roberts.
Shelby is a down on his luck orphan beagle. Since he can remember, he's mostly lived in the pound with the other misfit dogs of the world. Christmas after Christmas Shelby has watched families arrive and adopt his friends. Jake Parker has always wanted be a Master Magician but he just can't seem to make the tricks work … every Christmas he writes to Santa and asks for a Dog to be his magical assistant and his friend. This Christmas Shelby and Jake's wishes come true but the Parker family are about to get a lot more than they bargained for!
Slugterra. Into the shadows.,
As the Shane Gang return to the 99 caverns from their Eastern adventure, a dispute erupts between them and the Shadow Clan, threatening to shatter the hard-won peace in Slugterra. Eli and the Gang have their hands full dealing with the antics of the usual thugs, plus growing hostility from their former allies. So when Tad and his slug Pieper-who have just arrived from the Surface-lend a hand with Pieper's amazing powers, Eli welcomes a new team member. But soon this newcomer casts his own shadow on the chaos.
The star: a tale of faith and friendship, directed by Timothy Reckart.
A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyod his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and teams up with Ruth the lovable sheep and Dave the hilarious dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and hs new friends follow the Star on the adventure of their dreams - filled with lots of laughter - and become part of the greatest story ever told.
The three dogateers, directed by Jesse Baget.
When they are left on their own a few days before Christmas, three white little fur balls get their paws into a world of trouble.
Tiny Christmas, directed by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum.
When a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks two kids on Christmas Eve, they get scooped up into Santa's sack. When they are dropped off across the street, the tiny kids have to navigate holiday hazards to make it home safely. .
Thomas & friends. Big world! Big adventures!: the movie.,
Thomas leaves Sodor to fulfill his dream of seeing the world. This heroic quest takes Thomas across deserts, through jungles and over dangerous mountains as he travels across five continents seeing sights he has never seen before.
Gangsta granny, director, Matt Lipsey.
Ben dreads staying at his gran house when his mum and dad drop him off, expecting the usual boring games of scrabble and knitting. But on his latest visit, his gran reveals a fascinating secret - that she was once a renowned jewel thief known as the 'Black Cat' - and shatters Ben's image of his boring old relative. Together they set out on a whirlwind adventure to pull off the one robbery that always eluded her, breaking into the Tower of London and stealing the crown jewels.
The boy in the dress, directed by Matt Lipsey.
Dennis, who lives in a boring down in a boring house and has a passion for soccer - and fashion. When his friend Lisa discovers his stash of Vogue magazines and convinces him to wear a dress to school, trouble begins.
Furry tales, the Wiggles.
'Hair' it is, everyone– Furry Tales 'fur' your listening pleasure! Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon are 'eggcited' with 21 wiggly songs about their naimal friends.
Wiggle pop!, the Wiggles.
Put Wiggle Pop! on and the dancing fun is non-stop! Wiggle Pop! Is The Wiggles entertaining and child-friendly tribute to some of their favourite pop, country and folk artists. With brand new songs written to inspire dance, singing, story-telling and listening, this is one for the whole family to enjoy. With nods to some iconic musicians as well as a duet with Australian music star Dan Sultan, Wiggle Pop! just may be The Wiggles catchiest and wiggliest music collection for many years! Wiggle Pop! You Can't Stop!
Dora the Explorer. Best friends.
For these friend-filled adventures, Dora needs to explore with one special friend - YOU! Dora The Explorer: Best Friends is the latest release featuring 4 brand new episodes including Best Friends. On Best Friend's Day, Dora and Boots are meeting on Rainbow Rock, but they're in two different places. Help them on two separate adventures to get together again! Dora The Explorer: Best Friends also includes cool special features for you to enjoy!
Head kid, David Baddiel.
Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise, and Ryan's, when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher, and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess; and only its worst ever pupil can fix it.
The train to impossible places, P.G. Bell.
A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who's about to go on the adventure of a lifetime. The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It's a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space. But when this impossible train comes roaring through her living room, Suzy's world turns upside down. She has no choice but to sneak on board if she ever wants to make sense of her world again. Suddenly she finds herself deputy to the Postmaster aboard the train and faced with her first delivery – to the evil Lady Crepuscula of the Obsidian Tower. Then the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe claiming to be a prince, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick and keeping his secrets means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice – with the fate of the entire Union at stake.
The genius experiment, James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
Max Einstein and a group of international geniuses use their creativity and curiosity to help solve some of the world's toughest problems with science.
The enchanted wood, Enid Blyton.
Follow what happens when three children discover their very own Enchanted Wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree. Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.
Flanimals, Ricky Gervais.
A field guide to a bizarre group of creatures called Flanimals showcases their many colorful varieties and their odd behaviour, disgusting diet, and strange way of interacting.

Into Reading

JoJo and the twins, Jane O'Connor; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Helping her parents with the new twins, JoJo must figure out a way to tell the identical babies apart.
I like my car, Michael Robertson.
Animals show how much they love their cars, of all different colours, while driving, caring for them, and even hugging them.
What's your sound, Hound the Hound?, Mo Willems.
Cat the Cat's animal friends make many different sounds.


Coding from Scratch, Rachel Ziter.
Learn to create your own games, animation, presentations, and musical projects in no time at all with Coding from Scratch. Whether you're just learning to code or need a refresher, this visual guide to coding will cover all the basics; coding tools, where to find them, and how to use them, with hands-on, step-by-step instructions designed to make Coding from Scratch second nature.
Ripley's believe it or not! Kids: Fun facts & silly stories: play it loud!, editor Jordie R. Orlando.
An all-new collection of extraordinary stories and facts, Play It Loud! is tailored for the curious kid. Interactive puzzles, fun games, and fascinating trivia make this big book entertaining for even the most reluctant reader.
The book of comparisons: sizing up the world around you, Clive Gifford; illustrated by Paul Boston.
This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects. Absorbing and entertaining, you'll never look at the world in the same way again. Did you know that a cheetah and a Porsche can both accelerate from 0 to 70 mph/112 kph in just three seconds? That the moon is only slightly narrower than the width of Australia? That the tallest tree in the world, the giant sequoia, is the same height as a 26-story building? Or that length of a blue whale is the same as 19 humans swimming one behind the other? This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects: the strongest animals, the biggest poopers and eaters, the amount of water in the oceans, the most deadly creatures and disasters, extreme journeys, altitudes and depths, the power of natural forces, dimensions of manmade structures, speeds of the fastest vehicles, and the capabilities of super machines. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, you'll never look at the world in the same way again once you've read this book!
How to think like an absolute genius, text and black and white illustrations, Philippe Brasseur; colour illustrations, Virginie Berthemetv.
Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! With this book as your guide you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to. Take inspiration from 26 of the world's greatest geniuses from an array of different eras and disciplines. Learn about their creativity and how they trained their brains to invent, create and change the world! Bursting with facts, games and activity ideas, this book will boost your intelligence and help you think like an absolute genius!
Remember 10 with Explorer Ben, Catherine Veitch; illustrated by Duncan Beedie with memory techniques by Tracy Packiam Alloway.
In this book, we meet an intrepid but forgetful explorer who sets off on a trip, and along the way keeps forgetting things. The reader can help him try out different memorization tricks along the way, as each time, one more item is lost (beginning with 10 items, and losing 1, then 2, then 3, each time, and so on) making the game more of a challenge at every turn of the page.
Relaxations: big tools for little warriors, Mamen Duch; illustrated by Guridi.
Relaxations is a guide on mindfulness techniques for children. Creative metaphors work to help children achieve a state of calm and concentration through breathing, relaxation, and visualization. This book uses gentle affirmations to improve and enhance confidence, self-esteem, concentration, and creativity!
Mindful me: mindfulness and meditation for kids, Whitney Stewart; pictures by Stacy Peterson.
Sometimes kids' lives can get busy and out of control, and worries can take over. When that happens, knowing how to pause and regain composure with mindfulness can help! This easily digestible guide introduces kids to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal challenges. With step-by-step instructions to over thirty breathing, relaxation, and guided meditation exercises, readers will have an entire toolkit at their disposal and writing prompts will help them process their discoveries. Clearly written and incredibly relatable, this invaluable resource provides a positive introduction to the world of self-care and mindfulness.
Jonah and the whale, [illustration, Giuseppe De Lernia; written by CJ Leonard].
Featuring bright, colourful pictures for children to pore over, this delightful book is an ideal introduction to one of the best-loved Bible stories for children. In this story with a moral, Jonah is thrown over the side of a ship and swallowed by a whale! Then he learns to do what God asks of him. Find out what happens to Jonah and the people of Nineveh. Jonah's adventures are beautifully illustrated, and told in a simple but exciting style.
Noah's Ark, [illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia; written by CJ Leonard].
In this story with a moral, God tells Noah to build a boat big enough to fit his family plus two of every kind of animal! Then God floods the Earth. Find out what happens to Noah and the animals on the ark. Noah's adventures are beautifully illustrated, and told in a simple but exciting style.
Start now!: you can make a difference, Chelsea Clinton.
What can I do to help save endangered animals? How can I eat healthy? Why do I need to cover my mouth when I cough? What do I do if I'm being bullied? With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. With comic drawings to illustrate Clinton's words, photographs of real live kids who are making a difference today, and lists of ways to get involved, this book is the perfect introduction to young activists who want to make the world a better place. A book equally important and welcome for any elementary school kid, the Cub Scout and Girl Scout set, and for moms who want to raise socially active children.
This book is not rubbish, Isabel Thomas; illustrated by Alex Paterson.
Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference! From throwing a planet party and ditching straws, to banning glitter and becoming an art-activist, helping to save the planet is not as difficult as you think. Covering issues like plastics, pollution, global warming and endangered animals, this is a one-stop guide to becoming an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier. Discover how to ditch the plastic, reduce your rubbish and start making everyday steps that will make all the difference. It's time to take control of your future and help clear the world of all this rubbish!
People of peace, Sandrine Mirza & [illustrated by] Le Duo.
Dreamers. Leaders. And fighters for our rights. The top 40 people of peace are here! Learn how these heroes from history changed the world in this book packed with hundreds of incredible facts. From Martin Luther King's dream, to Gandhi's protest, to Nelson Mandela's struggle, discover how each of these people dedicated their lives to making the world a better place in their own unique, and peaceful, way. Who will you choose as your hero?
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Valerie Bodden.
A historical account; including eyewitness quotes, of the devastating 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the resulting oil spill's harmful environmental impact, ending with how the disaster's victims are memorialized today.
The Challenger explosion, Valerie Bodden.
A historical account; including eyewitness quotes, of the devastating 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and its effect on NASA's programs, ending with how the disaster is memorialized today.
Creative adventures in cursive: write with glue, string, markers, paint, and icing, Rachelle Doorley.
As many educators will attest, writing in cursive provides cognitive benefits in spelling, memory, reading comprehension, language skills, and overall academic confidence. Practicing cursive carries similar benefits when drawing; once you learn the basic shapes, you can play with it by creating your own personal style. In Creative Adventures in Cursive, noted author Rachelle Doorley, the creative force behind Tinkerlab, shows twenty fun and colourful ways to use script to make posters, present school projects, design monograms, create greeting cards, decorate book bags and t-shirts, ice cookies and cakes; writing in script with everything, including fabric markers, pastry tubes, string and yarn, and of course brushes, pens, and crayons.
Christmas: from solstice to Santa, Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton.
Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated by people all over the world. This informative and engaging exploration of Christmas is aimed at the middle grades but will entertain readers of a much wider age range. Learn about the games played, foods eaten, music played and favorite ways of decorating in different parts of the world. With lots of fun facts (about everything from frumenty to the jolly old man in red himself) and recipes, there's plenty in this beautifully illustrated volume to satisfy anyone with an interest in the festive season.
A treasury of Christmas stories and songs.
A beautifully illustrated treasury with over 15 stories: from traditional favorites to new tales, it is perfect for reading together or for children to read to themselves.
Aesop's fables: the classic edition, illustrated by Charles Santore.
The most well known and well loved of Aesop's Fables have been brought to life with bestselling illustrator Charles Santore's beloved and breathtaking artwork. These classic and captivating tales help to illustrate basic moral issues through the amazing artwork and simple stories we all know and love.
Ladybird tales of adventurous girls, with an introduction by Jacqueline Wilson; [stories retold by Julia Bruce; illustrated by Olga Baumert [and five others]].
Join six adventurous girls from around the world as they use their wits, courage and strength to overcome the odds in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales.
Between worlds: folktales of Britain & Ireland, Keven Crossley-Holland; illustrations by Frances Castle.
Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation, and are gathered together in a definitive new collection from storyteller Kevin Crossley-Holland. Dark and funny, lyrical and earthy, these fifty stories are part of an important and enduring historical tradition that dates back hundreds of years.
The enchanted nightingale: the classic Grimm's tale of Jorinda and Joringel, [illustrated by] Bernadette Watts.
Jorinda and Joringel are walking through the forest when they stray too close to a witch's castle and fall under her spells. Joringel is frozen and Jorinda is turned into a nightingale and caged. Can Joringel rescue her?
The clay woman, woven and illustrated by Xoë Hall.
A retelling of the traditional creation story in which Tāne Māhuta sculpts the first woman, Hineahuone, from the sacred red earth of Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother.
The dragon slayer: folktales from Latin America, Jaime Hernandez.
How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics.
Whisper of the East: tales from Arabia, Franziska Meiners; [translated by David Henry Wilson].
This enchanting collection of Arabian folk tales will take you into the fascinating world of the East. The tales are charmingly retold and illustrated by Franziska Meiners and will provide hours of pleasure for the whole family.
Star stories, illustrated by Andy Wilx; written by Anita Ganeri.
For thousands of years people have looked up to the night sky and told stories about the stars. These epic tales tell of vengeful gods and goddesses, of monsters and heroes. Others try to make sense of the natural world, or unravel the mysterious forces of the universe. This stunning book brings together a selection of these legends from all over the world; from Ancient Greece to North America, Egypt, China, India and the South Pacific. Written by award- winning author Anita Ganeri and with beautifully detailed artwork by illustrator Andy Wilx, this is a magical book to be treasured for generations to come.
Baa baa black sheep/ [illustrated by Natalie Marshall].
This collection of five animal nursery rhymes includes Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Incy Wincy Spider, This Little Piggy, Hickory Dickory Dock and Little Bo Peep. Little hands will find stimulating pictures and interesting textures such as a soft woolly sheep, a fluffy spider and a silky little pig in this bright board book. There is a fun question for each rhyme to share with your toddler.
The complete collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, illustrated by Gina Baek.
Tumble with Jack and Jill, jump with the cat and the fiddle, pick a pepper with Peter Piper, and rediscover why perennial favorite of children (and parents) for over a century. Gina Baek's watercolour paintings breathe new life into more than 100 classic rhymes.
P is for pterodactyl: the worst alphabet book ever: all the letters that misbehave and make words nearly impossible to pronounce, Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter; pictures by Maria Tina Beddia.
Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like "K is for Knight" a step further with "The noble knight's knife nicked the knave's knee." Lively illustrations provide context clues, and alliterative words help readers navigate text like "a bright white gnat is gnawing on my gnocchi" with ease. Everyone from early learners to grown-up grammarians will love this wacky book where "A is for Aisle" but "Y is definitely not for Why."
David Astle's 101 weird words (and 3 fakes): from ambidextrous to zugzwang, David Astle; with illustrations by Paul Tippett.
101 weird words (and three fakes) is jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one. Filled with silly pictures and strange wordy facts, this is a book to sweep the reader through the alphabet from ambidextrous (no repeated letters) to zugzwang (not a place you want to visit), with a generous sprinkling of riddles, puzzles and bonus facts. For an extra challenge, try to spot the three fakes in the collection.
Te tare i roto i te reo Kuki Airani = counting in Cook Island Māori, June Allen; translated by Manava Parakoti.
Counts from 1-5 in Cook Islands Māori and English, using objects: ukelele, coconut drinks, dogs, shoes, and toes.
Secret science: the amazing world beyond your eyes, Dara Ó Briain with Sally Morgan; illustrated by Dan Bramall.
So you think everyday life is boring?! What?! Hoo-ee, are you wrong! No, seriously. There's so much extraordinary science going on right from the minute you wake up to when you go to sleep. Actually, while you're asleep, too. Science is a non-stop everywhere, everything adventure with some incredibly cool stuff going on, too. You've got your incredible brain, which has worked out how to read these words and make playing a video game feel as exciting as real life; you've got aeroplanes that can somehow get from the ground into the sky with all those people and their luggage on board; you've got electricity and artificial intelligence and GPS and buses coming in threes (that's science too) and loads more. In Secret Science, Dara O Briain takes you on a journey from the comfort of your favourite chair to the incredible science behind your everyday life and on into the future!
101 brilliant things for kids to do with science, Dawn Isaac; photography by Kate Whitaker.
Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's face it, just likes making a mess), this book is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science and all without going anywhere near a TV, tablet or computer screen.
Stuff you should know about planet Earth, [illustrator,] Tim Hutchinson; [author,] John Farndon.
In this fascinating introduction to Planet Earth, large, colourful diagrams are brought to life by tiny people running around performing the actions that are explained in the text. The 80-page extent allows for an in-depth look at the workings of our planet, from the water cycle and the atmosphere, to how the seasons change and why hurricanes happen. Double gatefolds give a large space in which to explore complex processes such as the rock cycle and evolution.
Rivers: a visual history from river to sea, Peter Goes; [translated by Bill Nagelkerke; edited by Penelope Todd].
Water is the life source of people, animals and the land itself. In Rivers, Peter Goes weaves nature, myth, history and popular culture into a compelling story of the world's major rivers, seas and oceans and all those who inhabit and live alongside them.
Seasons and weather, Holly Bathie; illustrated by Melisande Luthringer; designed by Meg Dobbie.
This charming book will help children recognize and talk about the seasons and weather. There are spring, summer, autumn and winter scenes with lots to spot and over 80 flaps to lift, plus pages on seasonal changes and what to wear when it's sunny, rainy or snowing. A delightful book to share and to help develop language skills.
Mega meltdown, written and illustrated by Jack Tite.
Nearly three million years ago the Ice Age began. Oceans froze, ice sheets covered land and animals, along with humans, found ways to thrive. These prehistoric creatures were weird, wonderful and enormous. Explore the Earth continent by continent and come face to face with Ice-Age megafauna, such as North America's short-faced bear which was 3.7 metres tall, and mastodons, which weighed twice as much as a T. rex! Accompanying the images, lively text allows you imagine exactly what these mega animals were like!
Monster sharks: megalodon & other giant prehistoric predators of the deep, Brenda Gurr; illustrated by R.J. Palmer.
So you think you know about… velociraptor?, Ben Garrod.
Did you know that not all dinosaurs were green and scaly, some were ginger and feathered, or that they didn't all roar, they cooed like pigeons, or that the ultimate prehistoric predator was actually not a dinosaur? TV scientist, Ben Garrod, is proud to be a geek as he mixes hard science and humour to prove that science is for everyone. Looking at the evolutionary arms race, prey, predators, place, time, groups and species, Ben reveals new-look dinosaurs. Additional sections include: Ask an Expert, New Science and Fossil Finder as well as quizzes to test your dinosaur knowledge.
Dinosaur: a photicular book, created by Dan Kainen; written by Kathy Wollard.
We see their bones in museums. But now, see dinosaurs as if you were traveling on an expedition a hundred million years ago. Using unique Photicular technology, this book takes an extraordinary leap to bring these legendary and long-extinct creatures back to life. A herd of giant sauroposeidons, with their impossibly long necks, lumber across the sun-drenched plains. A threatened velociraptor waves its wildly feathered arms. An eoraptor nibbles on a branch. A pair of duck-billed parasauropholuses feel spring in the air and nuzzle. Experience it for yourself.
When the whales walked: and other incredible evolutionary journeys, Dougal Dixon; illustrated by Hannah Bailey.
Step back in time to discover how crocodiles were once warm-blooded and how snakes had legs and burrowed underground. Meet terrifying giant birds, and tiny elephants living on islands. From the moment life crawled out of the oceans and onto land, to when our primate ancestors climbed down from the trees, the history of Planet Earth is filled with incredible stories. This beautifully illustrated non-fiction book explores some of the most exciting and incredible events in evolution, through 13 case studies. Among those included are: how whales once walked on four legs before taking to the oceans; how dinosaurs evolved into birds; and how the first cats were small and lived in trees. The book includes a mixture of annotated illustrations, illustrated scenes, and family trees.
The universe is a tree, Laura Filippucci.
This collection of stories, proverbs, and poems about trees from around the world reveals that a tree's roots not only go down deep into the earth, but its branches also reach up and out into the universe, connecting us all.
Animals of Aotearoa: explore & discover New Zealand's wildlife, Gillian Candler; illustrated by Ned Barraud.
Animals of Aotearoa is a must-have compendium for children curious about New Zealand's wild animals. Based on the award-winning and best-selling `Explore and Discover' children's series about New Zealand's natural history, this book is packed full of illustrations and information about our native animals, both common and rare, as well as many well-known introduced animals. The book includes land and sea birds, frogs and lizards, many kinds of fish and other marine creatures, insects and invertebrates. This is an essential and beautiful reference book for all New Zealand kids.
The variety of life, written by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Lorna Scobie.
Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures. A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.
Cute as an axolotl: discovering the world's most adorable animals, Jess Keating with illustrations by David DeGrand.
Cute animals can melt our hearts and make us go awwwww. But how well do we really know nature's cuddliest cutie-pies? Many creatures have developed cute features in order to survive in the wild. From fluffy fur to big round eyes to makeshift pom-poms and elegant feathery gills, cute adaptations allow these animals to scare off predators, withstand extreme climates, and even breathe underwater!
Who are you calling weird?, Marilyn Singer; [illustrated by] Paul Daviz.
This visually compelling book celebrates the weird but wonderful creatures that are hidden away in Earth's forests, caves, and oceans. These animals might look or behave in peculiar ways but, as the reader will soon find out, every oddity serves a purpose. From the green fur of a three-toed sloth, to the pink and wiggly appendage of the star-nosed mole, there's something new to marvel at on every page. As well as finding out about each animal's behaviour, diet, and habitat, readers will also discover the folk beliefs about the creature.
How high in the sky?: flying animals, Monika Davies; illustrated by Romina Martí.
Explore the skies and learn about the amazing heights insects and birds can achieve while flying. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources.
Lifesize, Sophy Henn.
Step into the book and see how you measure up against some of the world's most amazing animals. High-five a polar bear to discover who has the biggest paw and peer through the die- cut to find out how you'd look with a giant squid eye. This interactive non-fiction adventure features lifesize illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals in the world and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with these amazing animals.
We build our homes, words by Laura Knowles; pictures by Chris Madden.
It's not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From biggest beaver dams to tinniest caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each one and uncovers the reasons why they built. Each spread looks at a different animal, told as though from their viewpoint and using poetic, evocative language. The amazing animal architects featured include bower birds and weaver birds, gophers and beavers, termites, honey bees, and many more.
Mama dug a little den, Jennifer Ward; illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
An exploration of all the different kinds of dens animals build for their babies.
The sea dreamer, Terry Fitzgibbon.
Introduces factual information about the oceans through the story of a young boy who dreams of exploring the sea on his toy tugboat. Presents information about orcas, squid, sharks, whales, dolphins, and the impacts of climate change, overfishing and pollution on marine ecosystems.
Really remarkable reptiles, Jake Williams.
As you journey through this book you will find out that reptiles are some of the most highly specialised and incredible animals in the world. They have adapted and evolved to live in the most extreme environments on earth as well as having some interesting tricks up their sleeves for catching prey and avoiding becoming it. All sort of strange and wonderful facts are inside, such as why crocodiles swallow stones, why a group of turtle eggs will hatch at the same time, and which is friend or which is foe of the similarly-looking coral and milk snakes. You'll learn about reptiles in soaking rainforests, blistering deserts, and more and you can find out how you can help preserve these amazing habitats from the greatest danger to reptiles ever; climate change.
Puffins, Melissa Gish.
A look at puffins, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their seasonal bill plate, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their vulnerability to the changing climate today.
Waiting for Joey: an Antarctic penguin journal, Jean Pennycook.
How do Adelie penguins live and adapt to the changing climatic conditions of Antarctica? The author relates 10 years of observation, tracing the story of one penguin she calls Joey. Children will relate to both the penguins and the author's sense of adventure as she becomes an expert penguin scientist. Richly illustrated with photos taken on-site at the research station in Antarctica.
Whales: an illustrated celebration, Kelsey Oseid.
Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are some of the world's most fascinating animals and have captivated the human imagination for centuries. This charmingly illustrated collection explores the most interesting and illuminating facts about these beloved creatures, from their mysterious evolution (from land to marine mammals), to their bodies, special abilities, habitats, and more. Perfect for nature and animal lovers of all ages, this book also dives into cetaceans' special connection to humans, the current state of whales around the world, and how we can help preserve these beautiful creatures.
Tapirs, Melissa Gish.
A look at tapirs, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their prehensile proboscis, behaviors, relationships with humans, and the vitality of this umbrella species to its forest ecosystem today.
Red pandas, Melissa Gish.
A look at red pandas, including their habitats, physical characteristic such as their long, thick fur, behaviours, relationships with humans, and the numerous threats these elusive endangered bears face today.
Little Leonardo's fascinating world of technology, illustrated by Greg Paprocki; written by Bob Cooper.
New ideas and innovations in technology are present in nearly every aspect of our lives. From the invention of the wheel several thousand years ago to the increasing miniaturization of our computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices, we've always been looking for new ways technology can make our lives easier. Included are a glossary of terms and brief biographies of some important inventors.
Exercise, Bear Grylls.
Get ready to keep fit and have fun in the wild with Bear Grylls. Learn why exercise is so important and discover some great games and workouts to stay in top shape. Includes step-by- step instructions and tips from Bear.
Expedition planning, Bear Grylls.
Discover everything you need to plan an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls. Learn what you will need to bring, how to create the perfect campsite, and how to stay safe in the wild. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
Firecraft and campfire cooking, Bear Grylls.
Get ready to rustle up some delicious campfire food with Bear Grylls. Learn how to start a fire, the best food to take on an expedition, plus some tasty recipes. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
Nutrition, Bear Grylls.
Embark on an exciting adventure with Bear Grylls and discover how to get food in the wild. Learn how to find water, forage for food, and cook a delicious meal using wild ingredients. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls.
Herbal adventures: backyard excursions and kitchen creations for kids and their families, Rachel Jepson Wolf; foreword by Amanda Blake Soule.
In Herbal Adventures, you'll pull on your boots and discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door. Explore nearby parks, fields, and forests, then make all sorts of tasty and useful things for your family and friends! Start with a delicious homemade soda, flower petal pancakes, or a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes. Sip herbal tea that's fit for the fairies, craft syrup to quiet your cough, and assemble supplies for your own rough-and-tumble herbal first aid kit. You can also skip the foraging and dive into making the recipes with purchased, dried herbs.
Little Leonardo's fascinating world of engineering, illustrated by Greg Paprocki; written by Bob Cooper.
Engineers design and build all sorts of things, from the tiny microcircuitry in smartphones to large projects like dams and bridges that transform the very face of the planet. Included are a glossary of terms and brief biographies of important engineers.
Cut in half: the hidden world inside everyday objects, Mike Warren; photographs by Jonothan Woodward.
Explore the inner world of ordinary objects with this photographic collection of sixty household items that have been cut in half! Based on his successful Youtube channel, designer and fabricator Mike Warren uses a high-pressure waterjet cutter to divide everything from laptop computers to vacuum cleaners, boxing gloves to golf balls, and even a singing fish! Cut in Half displays the inner workings and materials of each object, along with informative captions for how each object works and the contents within, revealing the extraordinary in the everyday.
Fire trucks, Wendy Strobel Dieker.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about fire engines and how they carry firefighters and their equipment to help put out fires.
Pickup trucks, Wendy Strobel Dieker.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the role of pickup trucks in helping people haul large items.
Big rigs, Wendy Strobel Dieker.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about semi trucks and how they are used to haul deliveries across the country.
Hubots: real-world robots inspired by humans, written by Helaine Becker; illustrated by Alex Ries.
Robots that look, act and think like humans are no longer the stuff of science fiction; they actually exist in the real world! Hubots explores the characteristics of 10 human-like robots, examines the challenges of integrating them into society and offers a sneak peek at the next generation.
Heroes: incredible true stories of courageous animals, David Long; illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.
For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories. Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more. These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.
Rebel cats!: brave tales of feisty felines, Kimberlie Hamilton; illustrations by Allie Runnion [and others].
An engaging collection about cats who are the heroes of their own stories, Rebel Cats introduces us to fur-raising facts and adventures from around the world and across the centuries. Profiles include WWII heroes, courageous adventurers, a Guinness World Record holder and even an astrocat that travelled in space (and made it back to Earth to tell the tale). Plus tons of information on cat activism, feline myths and much, much more.
Chef Academy, written by Steve Martin; illustrated by Hannah Bone.
Kids will enjoy a hearty three-course meal at Chef Academy. First they learn about food, then how to manage a kitchen and lastly how to run a restaurant and create imaginative food. Filled with facts about nutrition, food preparation and international cuisine, there are fun activities for kids to enjoy, such as designing the perfect three-course meal, making a chefs hat, and much more.
The complete cookbook for young chefs.
For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to kids in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!
Nadiya's bake me a celebration story, Nadiya Hussain; illustrated by Clair Rossiter.
Celebrate special occasions all year round with sparkling stories and irresistible recipes by Nadiya, Britain's favourite baker. Whether it's Valentine's Day, Holi or Chinese New Year, there are so many special moments to be enjoyed as a family throughout the year. And what better way to celebrate than to share stories, enjoy crafts and make delicious food with Nadiya, Britain's favourite baker? Bake some Pumpkin Rattle Biscuits for Halloween, then read the story of a little girl and her pumpkin patch, make an sock bunny while your Easter Egg Rocky Road sets, or read about Friendship Day while your tear-and-share Monkey Bread is in the oven. A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes, stories and activities devised and written by Nadiya herself, Bake Me a Celebration Story combines playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter. Let's celebrate and have some fun!
The Anne of Green Gables cookbook: charming recipes from Anne and her friends in Avonlea, Kate Macdonald and L.M. Montgomery.
Kindred spirits both young and old will enjoy experiencing late- nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series. From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Anne's Liniment Cake and Diana Barry's Favourite Raspberry Cordial, these recipes are easy to prepare and delicious to serve up any day, on a weekend, or for special occasions! With full-colour photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes from the books, get ready to be immersed in Anne Shirley's world.
Genius LEGO inventions with bricks you already have: 40 new robots, vehicles, contraptions, gadgets, games and other fun STEM creations, Sarah Dees.
Use science and engineering to transform your bin of LEGO® bricks into amazing, movable toys, machines and gadgets. Bestselling author Sarah Dees is back with an all-new collection of projects featuring ingenious designs and simple scientific principles that real engineers use every day. Make yourself a robot pal whose legs move as he rolls along, or a drummer who really plays the drums. Build a wind-up car complete with a flywheel that'll send your minifigures zooming. Or challenge your friends to a game of pinball on a LEGO® pinball machine you built from scratch. Each project is cooler than the next! It's easy and fun to build each of these awesome contraptions and games by following the clear step-by-step instructions and photographs. Think you have a different way to build something? Exercise your inventing muscles and tinker away! You're in charge of your designs, so experiment and tweak to make your inventions personal to you. No matter what you end up creating, you'll learn exciting new things about science, impress your family and have a blast along the way.
The zoom, fly, bolt, blast steam handbook: build 18 innovative projects with brain power, Lance Akiyama + Galileo.
There is new emphasis in education to introduce STEM and STEAM to children earlier in life, often in elementary school. Just take a look atschools' shifting curricula, the explosion of maker spaces around the country, and demand by parents to have their children engaged with STEAM acitivities. The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook gives parents and kids a selection of 18 engaging projects to build together. And when they're finished, they'll have personalized creations that fly, race, and blast off! Make an automaton, a pneumatic machine, a suspension bridge, a flexible hand, a crash-test car, a (working) vacuum cleaner, and a dozen more ingenious, kid-tested projects. This project book is the latest title by Rockport's creative-engineering rockstar, Lance Akiyama, (who you may remember from Rubber Band Engineer, Duct Tape Engineer, and Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer) and was made in cooperation with Galileo Learning. Galileo Learning operates over 70 innovation camps in Chicagoland and California, where Lance proudly works as a curriculum developer. Galileo's curriculum is rigorously developed by a small team of project-based learning experts, including former classroom teachers, Stanford University grads, entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. Each project idea is created to support Galileo's mission of developing innovators who envision and create a better world.
The Moomin craft book: inspired by the world of Tove Jansson, [step-by-step illustrations by Jill Tytherleigh].
Get creative with The Moomin Craft Book, a stylish Scandinavian craft book featuring over twenty- six beautiful projects, all inspired by the wonderful world of Tove Jansson's Moomins. Make some Moomin mittens, learn how to crochet a Moomintroll and get creative with stylish Moomin jewellery and Moomin-themed decorations and flowers! This gift book is packed with craft techniques and activities including: sewing, knitting, crochet, paper craft, painting, jewellery-making and needle felt, all with step-by-step instructions. Beautifully designed with stunning photography throughout, The Moomin Craft Book is perfect for Moomin fans and keen creatives of all ages, featuring activities suitable for young children as well as more challenging projects for experienced adult crafters.
Pompom Pokémon, Sachiko Susa; [translation, JN Productions].
Make pompom versions of your favorite Pokémon! This book contains 32 patterns with photographs and instructions for pompom versions of popular Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur. Gotta make 'em all!
Creative Christmas crafts, Karin Andersson.
Do you love Christmas and crafting? Then this book is for you. The author has collected her very best and most fun Christmas crafts that can be made right in the comfort of your home. Make festive decorations, candy cane treats, and cool photo masks for the perfect Christmas party. With clear-cut step-by-step instructions, it's easy to create a wonderland full of holiday cheer and spirit. Pick up your imagination, paper, scissors, and paint, and make this the best Christmas ever!
Super simple sumi-e: easy Asian brush painting for all ages, Yvonne Palka.
Creative children and curious adults will have fun learning the magic of sumi-e with the simple techniques illustrated in Super Simple Sumi-e. Learn how to make various sumi-e brush strokes and how to create animals, flowers, and bamboo with this friendly, easy-to-follow guide. Sumi-e means "ink picture" in Japanese. "Sumi" means ink and "e" means painting or picture. Since similar styles of painting with brush and ink are used throughout Asia this style of painting is often referred to as Asian brush painting.
Hansel and Gretel: a favorite story in rhythm and rhyme, Nadia Higgins; illustrated by Marco Guadalupi; music by Mark Oblinger.
When two kids get lost in the woods, they get caught by an evil witch. How will they escape?
The frog prince: a favourite story in rhythm and rhyme, retold by Nadia Higgins; illustrated by Aviel Basil; music by Dean Jones.
Retells, through song, the tale of a frog which, in return for retrieving the princess's golden ball, exacts a promise she is reluctant to fulfill.
The shoemaker and the elves: a favorite story in rhythm and rhyme, retold by Nadia Higgins; illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino; music by Mark Mallman.
When a poor shoemaker gets surprise visitors, something amazing happens! What will he do?
The three billy goats gruff: a favorite story in rhythm and rhyme, Nadia Higgins; illustrated by Dan Whisker; music by Drew Temperante.
When three billy goats go hunting for a better field, they run into a hungry troll. Will they end up as lunch?
There's a hole in the log on the bottom of the lake, Loren Long.
Turns out there's a whole lot more than just a log on the bottom of this lake; a frog and a fly, and eventually a fish! An adaptation of the traditional folk song, "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea," with additional repetition and tongue twisters. Includes sheet music.
We've got the whole world in our hands, Rafael López.
Fantastic beasts: the crimes of Grindelwald: movie magic.
Packed with captivating facts and incredible images from the making of the film, this book features kid-friendly behind-the-scenes profiles on the characters, magical locations, beasts, and artifacts seen on-screen. This book takes young readers on an interactive tour of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Ralph breaks the internet: the official guide, written by Matt Jones.
Join Wreck-It Ralph as he leaves his aracade and goes on a wild internet adventure! Say hello to old friends, such as Vanellope von Schweetz, and meet tons of new characters. Explore the amazing world of the internet, learn about cool vehicles and relive the movie's most unforgettable moments. Discover everything you need to know about the awesome new Disney movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet, in this fun-packed, fact-filled book. Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet: The Official Guide is the ideal companion to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph movie sequel.
Diagon Alley: a movie scrapbook, [written by Jody Revenson].
Diagon Alley is a cobblestoned shopping area for wizards and witches, and it was Harry Potter's first introduction to the wizarding world. On this bustling street, seen throughout the Harry Potter films, the latest brooms are for sale, wizard authors give book signings and young Hogwarts students acquire their school supplies; cauldrons, quills, robes, wands and brooms. This magical scrapbook takes readers on a tour of Diagon Alley, from Gringotts wizarding bank to Ollivanders wand shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and beyond. Detailed profiles of each shop include concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs and fascinating reflections from actors and film-makers that give readers an unprecedented inside look at the beloved wizarding location. Fans will also revisit key moments from the films, such as Harry's first visit to Ollivanders when he is selected by his wand, and Harry, Ron and Hermione's escape from Gringotts on the back of a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon.
Our animal friends, created by Evgeniya Popova and Lilu Rami; illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina.
With over 800 animals to search, this charmingly illustrated book combines the classic Look & Find game with plenty of questions and challenges on each page, making for an experience that's not only entertaining but educational as well. Children will learn the names of various animals and how to count with this entertaining book.
Look and find under the sea, illustrated by Gareth Lucas; designed by Ruth Russell; written by Kirsteen Robson.
Each page is teeming with underwater creatures and objects to spot, match and count, and hundreds of delightful details to talk about.
Roblox character encyclopedia, written by Alexander Cox.
Offers an official character reference to Roblox, including biographical information and listings of avatar items.
Game on!. 2019: the only gaming annual you need!, [editor in chief, Jon White].
Learn all about the hottest games like Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite and Spider-Man, how they were developed, and how to beat them in this annual gaming guide. Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to the best games including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and the new ones coming in 2019. Featuring Five Nights at Freddy's and Hello Neighbor! Game On! 2019, the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and YouTube stars, features some of the year's greatest moments including exclusive interviews with YouTube legends, top streamers and game developers. This complete guide is packed with information on all the latest gaming hardware, tech, and essential mobile games. Also including the best gaming secrets, stats, tips, and tricks to help unlock achievements and trophies on games like Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, Spider-Man, GT Sport, Sea of Thieves, and so much more! All games featured in Game On! 2019 are rated T for Teen or younger keeping it appropriate for young gamers.
Dallas Mavericks, Michael E. Goodman.
Jump into the NBA action with this high-interest account of the Dallas Mavericks pro basketball team, including league championships won and star players such as Dirk Nowitzki.
Philadelphia 76ers, Michael E. Goodman.
Take a courtside seat to the chronicle of the Philadelphia 76ers pro basketball team, starting with its 1946 founding. Jump into the NBA action as you read about the 76ers' three NBA Finals wins and team legends such as Julius Erving and Allen Iverson.
San Antonio Spurs, Michael E. Goodman.
Take a courtside seat to the chronicle of the San Antonio Spurs pro basketball team, starting with its 1967 founding. Jump into the NBA action as you read about the Spurs' five NBA Finals wins and team legends such as David Robinson and Tim Duncan.
101 things for kids to do outside, Dawn Isaac; photography by Will Heap.
Let them go outside and play! More parents are heeding the advice of specialists who urge them to do just that. By playing outside with friends, kids learn valuable interpersonal and negotiation skills and how to make decisions. Outdoor play teaches about the natural world, fosters creativity, and encourages physical activity. 101 Things For Kids To Do Outside is ideal for parents, teachers, and all those working with youth. This book is ideal for the children who like gaming, TV, movies, the soft couch, and even too many snacks. The kids who believe "there's nothing to do outside" can learn and be encouraged to experience the joy of outdoor play. Each activity is described in language easy for a 6- to 9-year-old and illustrated with engaging graphics. Younger children may need direction, at least the first time. Large pictures display all the fun to be had. The activities range from 10 minutes to hours and hours of fun. Some require creativity, make-believe or physical exertion but they are all outside. Perfect for rainy days, sunshiny days, even snowy days.
Once upon a raindrop: the story of water, James Carter; illustrated by Nomoco.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of water and discover the story of H20 from its very beginning. Engaging, informative poetry flows over the pages and stunning illustrations bring this story to rushing, gushing life.
Old Toffer's book of consequential dogs, Christopher Reid; drawings by Elliot Elam.
T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats. Meet Dobson the Dog Detective, Flo the Philosophical Foxhound, and Frazzlesprat, a dog who would really rather be a cat and a host of other humorous hounds.
Fantastic beasts: the crimes of Grindelwald: the original screenplay, J.K. Rowling; illustrations and design by MinaLima.
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
Black dog = Maile uliuli, Pamela Allen; retold in Samoan by Nicola Maynard.
Black Dog and Christina lived together in a little house near a forest. They were best friends = Sa nonofo faatasi ia Maile Uliuli ma Kiristina i le la tamai fale e latalata i le vao matua. E uo lelei o ia laua.
The eleventh sheep = le mamoe lona sefulu ma le tasi, Kyle Mewburn; Claire Richards; Samoan retelling by Nicole Maynard.
When Sian can't sleep, she likes to count sheep. The eleventh sheep waits, every night. Waits, unwanted, just out of sight. That is until one night…
Ancient wonders: then & now, written by Stuart Hill; illustrated by Lindsey Spinks.
Ancient Wonders Then & Now introduces children to some of history's most famous civilisations and the amazing palaces, temples and buildings they created. In this interactive and fact-filled tour, kids will discover all about each man-made marvel, what it looks like today, and its influence on modern life. Then, by opening the gatefolds and lifting flaps, they'll find out how these wonders were built, what they once looked like, and their role in ancient society. Kids will experience gladiatorial combat in Rome, a Chinese army built from clay, Cleopatra's sunken underwater palace, and lots more.
The Atlas Obscura explorer's guide for the world's most adventurous kid, Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco; illustrated by Joy Ang.
Presents a kid's illustrated guide to 100 of the world's wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on Earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India's Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil's Swimming Pool and then move on to Antarctica's Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence.
Captain Cook for young people, John McLean.
Details the life and sea voyages of Captain James Cook, a British explorer who mapped many countries in the South Pacific ocean.
No truth without Ruth: the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Nancy Zhang.
An introduction to the second female Supreme Court justice describes how she faced discrimination because of her gender throughout her education and working life, and how her fight for equality changed the way the law dealt with women's rights.
The vast wonder of the world: biologist Ernest Everett Just, Mélina Mangal; illustrated by Luisa Uribe.
Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientist, whose keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life.
Dreamers, Yuyi Morales.
An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.
Mozart: the man behind the music: the life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: a literary picture book, Donovan Bixley.
"Discover the man behind the legend, the genius behind some of the greatest works of music ever written. The life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are vividly brought to life in this unique biography told using Mozart's own words."–Back cover.
Emmeline Pankhurst, Haydn Kaye; illustrations by Michael Cotton-Russell.
Emmeline fought a tough battle to win the vote for British women and inspired others around the world to do the same; find out why she hated school, how she had to take lessons in stone throwing, what she thought when her daughter spat at a policeman and an awful lot more besides. Get to know Emmeline on first name terms! Before every great person made their wonderful achievements, they were just like you and me.
Kate Sheppard: leading the way for women, [text by] Maria Gill & [illustrated by] Marco Ivan?i?.
When Kate was young, girls didn't get to play football and women weren't supposed to ride bikes. They had to wear suffocating corsets and behave like ladies! Spirited Kate wanted much more than that. And she battled to get it. Join the march for women's rights and learn about the legacy that lives on to this day.
Short & skinny, Mark Tatulli.
As a middle schooler, Mark finds himself on the smaller side of the physical spectrum, being short and skinny has really wreaked havoc on his confidence. So to end his bullying woes and get the girl, or at least the confidence to talk to the girl, he starts to explore bulking up by way of the miracle cures in the backs of his comics. But his obsession with beefing up is soon derailed by a new obsession: Star Wars, the hottest thing to hit the summer of 1977. As he explores his creative outlets as well as his cures to body image woes, Mark sets out to make his own stamp on the film that he loves. Mark Tatulli's graphic memoir debut is a humorous and heartfelt take on body-image, finding a creative outlet, and spending a summer in the 70's.
Eliza and the white camellia: a story of suffrage in New Zealand, Debbie McCauley; illustrated by Helen Casey; n? Tamati Waaka i whakam?ori.
New Zealand suffragist Eliza Wallis was a first-wave feminist who actively sought the Vote for Women. She was a founding member of the National Council of Women in 1896. Her story is told by her fourth great niece in this bilingual children's picture book, a Suffrage 125 project.
Sisters & champions: the true story of Venus and Serena Williams, Howard Bryant; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time, outsiders who just happen to be sisters. Everyone knows the names Venus & Serena Williams. They've become synonymous with championships, hard work, and with shaking up the tennis world. This picture book, by an award-winning sports journalist who knows the Williams family personally, details the sisters' journey from a barely-there tennis court in Compton, CA, to becoming the #1 ranked women in the sport of tennis.
Little leaders: visionary women around the world, Vashti Harrison.
Featuring the true stories of women creators and thinkers from around the world, throughout history, this book shows that sometimes seeing things a little differently can lead to big changes. Some names are well known, some are not, but all the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. Whether they were breaking ground for innovative structures or breaking rules and creating new ones, the women profiled here not only made a place for themselves in the world but made the world a better place to live.
Peace and me, Ali Winter; [illustrated by] Mickaël El Fathi.
An illustrated collection of inspirational ideas about peace based on the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes: Jean Henry Dunant, Fridtjof Nansen, Jane Addams, John Boyd Orr of Brechin, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nelson Mandela, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai.
The attack on Pearl Harbor, Valerie Bodden.
A historical account; including eyewitness quotes, of the devastating 1941 attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor and its wartime aftershocks, ending with how the disaster is memorialized today.
Les émotions, conception et texte, Emilie Beaumont; images, Sylvie Michelet.
Peppa va á Paris, adaptation, Aurelie Desfour.
Les chroniques de Spiderwick: livres I à V: [l'intégrale], Tony DiTerlizzi et Holly Black; traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Bertrand Ferrier.
Le loup qui n'aimait pas lire, texte de Orianne Lallemand; illustrations de Élénore Thuillier.
Mon imagier de l'éveil á toucher: 40 matières, 120 mots, illustré par Xavier Deneux.
Alphabet des plantes et des animaux, Emilie Vast.
Skazka o rybake i rybke, Aleksandr Pushkin; khudozhnik, Kirill Chelushkin.
Russkie narodnye skazki, risunki L. Vladimirskogo.
Lesnye zhivotnye: stikhi i kartinki, Evgeni? Sosnovski?.
El camino a casa, escrito por Katie Cotton; ilustrado por Sarah Jacoby; traducido por Fe González Fernández.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow birds and woodland creatures as they journey to the nests and burrows they call home, past predators and other dangers.
Mi primer imaginario de contrarios: bilingue, Sarah Dyer.
Mi primer imaginario de formas: bilingue, Sarah Dyer.
Violeta learns that the best birthday gift is a friend.
Manik Buangsi, story by Virgilio S. Almario; illustrations by Ibarra Cruz Crisostomo and Leonardo Giron.
A retelling of the traditional tale in which Manik Buangi, the handsome and immortal prince of the sky, falls in love with a human girl.
Si Pilandok at ang manok na nangingitlog ng ginto = Pilandok and the hen that laid golden eggs, muling isinalaysay ni/retold by Virgilio S. Almario; guhit ni/illustrations by Kora Dandan-Albano.
Pilandok uses his cleverness to save the people from the whims of the selfish Datu Usman.
The love of Lam-ang, retold by Virgilio S. Almario; illustrated by Albert E. Gamos.
Relates how the hero Lam-ang won the love of the beautiful Ines Kannoyan.
Apolakus!, kuwento ni Alice Mallari; guhit ni Leo Agtuca.

Older Fiction

Little women; and, Good wives, Louisa May Alcott.
One hundred and fifty years ago, at the request of her publisher, Louisa May Alcott sat down reluctantly to write 'a girls' book'. Knowing that, contrary to society's expectations, girls often had to be brave, resourceful and bold, that the private lives of girls were colourful and surprising, Alcott wrote a book in which girls would recognise themselves. She drew on her own experiences and those of her impoverished New England family in writing her new novel, and declared, when she was finished, that it was better than she expected: 'Not a bit sensational, but simple and true, for we really lived most of it, and if it succeeds that will be the reason of it.' Simple, true, and keenly resonant with life, spirit and affection, Little Women did succeed, delighting readers across the world, and it has never been out of print since its first publication in 1868.
The assassination of Brangwain Spurge, M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin.
Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom; from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Brangwain's host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural misunderstandings throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them and war for their nations. Witty mixed media illustrations show Brangwain's furtive missives back to the elf kingdom, while Werfel's determinedly unbiased narrative tells an entirely different story.
More than a princess, E.D. Baker.
Aislin of Eliasind is more than just a princess; she's half-fairy and half-pedrasi, with magical gifts from each side of her heritage! One day, as Aislin is venturing through the woods, she is alarmed to hear a band of humans coming through. How did they get past the guarded magical passageway that leads to her hidden kingdom? Mistaken for a human herself, Aislin is captured, and soon realizes she's in even bigger trouble–she's being used as a pawn to help the king of this nearby kingdom, Morrain, find a secret passageway to the warring land of Scarmander, so he can capture his enemies by surprise.
The train to impossible places: a cursed delivery, P.G. Bell; illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino.
Join the journey to Impossible Places, where there's magic at every stop. Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house; especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway! This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins.
Lily Max: sun, surf, action, Jane Bloomfield; illustrated by Guy Fisher.
"Young fashionista Lily Max reunites with her long-lost BFF Greer at a beautiful surf beach, where the movie Wave is being filmed. A perfect summer together stretches out before them … until local surfer-boy Ryder becomes an unwanted third wheel. When Lily Max auditions as the body-double of the young female lead, and dares Greer and Ryder on a secret mission to a derelict lighthouse, things start to go weirdly wrong …"–Back cover.
Better you than me, Jessica Brody.
Ruby Rivera is a twelve-year-old superstar with millions of followers. Skylar Welshman is a seventh grader who wants to be cool and she's Ruby's biggest fan. When Skylar and Ruby meet on the set of Ruby's hit show, Ruby of the Lamp, and wish they could switch places; it happens! Now Ruby is living Skylar's life; going to a normal school, eating fro-yo, sleeping in, texting boys, it's amazing. And being Ruby is even better than Skylar imagined; her fancy closet is huge, everyone wants to be her friend, and she gets to spend every day with Ryder Vance, her dreamy costar. Life is a blast! But when Ruby finds herself dealing with mean girls and Skylar discovers that being a celebrity isn't all red-carpet glamour, the girls start to wonder if being yourself isn't so bad after all. Can they swap bodies again? Or are they stuck being each other forever?
Charlie Hernández & the league of shadows, Ryan Calejo.
Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela's stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie's always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe; nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving. But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations; ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend, he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he's spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life.
Skylark and Wallcreeper, Anne O'Brien Carelli.
Queens, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is flooding New York City, and Lily is at a nursing home with her grandmother, Collette. Lily visits Collette often, as she is beginning to lose her memories. When the National Guard shows up to evacuate the building and take them to safety at the Park Slope armory in Brooklyn, Lily's granny suddenly produces a red box she's hidden in a closet for years. Once they get to safety, Lily opens the box, where she finds an old, beautiful Montblanc pen. Granny tells Lily that the pen is very important and that she has to take care of it, as well as some letters written in French. But Lily loses the pen in the course of helping other nursing home residents, and as she searches the city trying to find it, she learns more about her grandmother's past in France and begins to uncover the significance of the pen with the help of her best friend, a quirky pen expert, and a larger-than-life, off-Broadway understudy.
Endurance in Antarctica, Katrina Charman.
Sled dog Samson wants nothing more than to be part of Ernest Shackleton's historic voyage to Antarctica. He wants to feel the snow under his paws and the wind on his face as he races across the ice fields, and most of all he wants to help his humans find eternal glory as they chart the continent. His fellow sled dog, Bummer, just wants to get through the voyage in one piece. Why would he want to face down a dangerous, icy wasteland when he could stay inside his kennel, warm and safe? When their ship, the Endurance, becomes trapped in sea ice, leaving the dogs and men with no way home, their journey becomes not about personal glory, but about survival. Samson, Bummer, and the other dogs will have to put aside their differences and band together to rescue their humans and themselves.
So done, Paula Chase.
When best friends Metai and Jamila are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and looming auditions for a potentially life-changing new talented-and-gifted program. Jamila Phillips and Tai Johnson have been inseparable since they were toddlers, having grown up across the street from each other in Pirates Cove, a low-income housing project. As summer comes to an end, Tai can't wait for Mila to return from spending a month with her aunt in the suburbs. But both girls are grappling with secrets, and when Mila returns she's more focused on her upcoming dance auditions than hanging out with Tai. Paula Chase explores complex issues that affect many young teens, and So Done offers a powerful message about speaking up. Full of ballet, basketball, family, and daily life in Pirates Cove, this memorable novel is for fans of Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish and Jason Reynolds's Ghost.
Kicking goals, Shirley Deuchras.
Jack lives on a farm in southern New Zealand. He's the youngest of five children, is shy and doesn't like school. When there's time between chores, he plays rugby with his three brothers in the paddock in front of the house. One day, he has a dream which changes his life forever.
The Bigfoot files, Lindsay Eagar.
Twelve-year old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved the world was full of wonders. But that was before her mother's obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills and notices of foreclosure in the silverware drawer. Now the fact that her mom's a cryptozoologist doesn't seem wonderful. It's embarrassing and irresponsible, and it cost them everything.
Dragons in a bag, Zetta Elliott; illustrations by Geneva B.
When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother; but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?
The number devil: a mathematical adventure, Hans Magnus Enzensberger; illustrated by Rotraut Susanne Berner; translated by Michael Henry Heim.
Twelve-year-old Robert hates maths. Then in a dream, Robert meets the Number Devil, who brings the subject magically to life, illustrating with wit and charm a world in which numbers can fascinate and amaze.
Secrets from the deep, Linda Fairstein.
While on vacation in Martha's Vineyard, twelve-year-old Devlin Quick discovers a genuine pirate doubloon and investigates its origins.
Forgotten city, Michael Ford.
Thirteen years ago, the world ended. A deadly chemical called Waste began to spread across the globe, leaving devastation in its wake. Millions died. Cities fell into chaos. Anything the Waste didn't kill, it mutated into threatening new forms. Kobi has always believed he and his dad were the only survivors. But when his dad goes missing, Kobi follows his trail and discovers a conspiracy even deadlier than the Waste itself.
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot, Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac; illustrated by Hatem Aly; created by Jesse Casey, Adam Gidwitz, and Chris Lenox Smith.
Elliot and his friend Uchenna join Professor Fauna as they travel to the Pacific Northwest and help keep a sasquatch family safe from a pack of journalists and a logging company.
Island war, Patricia Reilly Giff.
In 1942 13-year-olds Izzy and Matt become trapped on an Japanese-occupied Aleutian island when the rest of the American population is evacuated and must survive on their own for the duration of World War II. They must rely on themselves to hide from the Japanese soldiers, keep their dog from giving them away, survive the harsh winter and Allied bombing raids.
The girl in the locked room: a ghost story, Mary Downing Hahn.
A family moves into an old, abandoned house. Jules's parents love the house, but Jules is frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, though, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor in a room with a locked door. Could it be someone who lived in the house a century earlier? Her fear replaced by fascination, Jules is determined to make contact with the mysterious figure and help unlock the door. Past and present intersect as she and her ghostly friend discover, and change, the fate of the family who lived in the house all those many years ago.
The thorn queen: a novel, Elise Holland.
Twelve-year-old Meylyne longs to impress her brilliant, sorceress mother-but when she accidentally breaks one of Glendoch's First Rules, she accomplishes the opposite of that. Forced to flee, the only way she may return home is with a cure for Glendoch's diseased prince.
The exile's journey, Erin Hunter.
Storm is in exile; and though she's finally free of the suspicion of her Packmates, she feels more lost than ever. There are only two dogs she knows will never give up on her: Arrow and his mate, Bella. To find them, Storm must fight through longpaw dangers, Leashed Dogs, and a forbidding pack of wolves, all in search of a place where she might finally belong.
The raging storm, Erin Hunter.
As StarClan warns of an oncoming storm, the five warrior Clans by the lake must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to make a permanent home among them for SkyClan.
The dollar kids, Jennifer Richard Jacobson; illustrated by Ryan Andrews.
Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. Fortunately, his family is willing to give it a try. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers' troubles? Or will they find they've traded one set of problems for another? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community.
The cosmic alliance, Jeramey Kraatz.
Benny Love's trip to the moon was supposed to be two weeks of driving out-of-this-world Space Runners and exploring the moon's surface. It wasn't supposed to include the start of a war between humans and the Alpha Maraudi, a group of aliens intent on destroying Earth. Stranded on the moon, Benny and his friends make contact with a peaceful Alpha Maraudi general. After getting to know the aliens, Benny can't imagine sitting by and letting the war continue. It's up to Benny and the Moon Platoon to help the humans and the aliens come to an understanding, one that won't mean the destruction of their home planet, or of the entire Alpha Maraudi population.
It wasn't me, Dana Alison Levy.
When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school there are five suspected students who all say "it wasn't me." Theo just wants to forget about the humiliating incident but his favorite teacher is determined to get to the bottom of it and has the six of them come into school over vacation to talk. She calls it "Justice Circle." The six students; the Nerd, the Princess, the Jock, the Screw Up, the Weirdo, and the Nobody, think of it as detention. AKA their worst nightmare. That is until they realize they might get along after all, despite their differences. But what is everyone hiding and will school ever be the same?
My father's words, Patricia MacLachlan.
Declan O'Brien always had a gentle word to share, odd phrases he liked to repeat, and songs to sing while he played basketball. His favorite song was Dona Nobis Pacem, "Grant Us Peace." His family loved him deeply and always knew they were loved in return. but a terrible accident one day changes their lives forever, and Fiona and Finn O'Brien are left without a father. Their mother is at a loss. What words are there to guide them through such overwhelming grief. Perhaps with time, patience, and their father's gentle words in their hearts, hope will spark once more.
Tight, Torrey Maldonado.
Bryan knows what's tight for him; reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he's from, and that gets him tight, wound up. And now Bryan's friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. At first, it's a rush following Mike, hopping turnstiles, subway surfing, and getting into all kinds of trouble. But Bryan never really feels right acting so wrong, and drama really isn't him. So which way will he go, especially when his dad tells him it's better to be hard and feared than liked? But if there's one thing Bryan's gotten from his comic heroes, it's that he has power; to stand up for what he feels.
Merci Suárez changes gears, Meg Medina.
Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately; forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school.
The Usborne complete Jane Austen: all the novels retold, adapted by Anna Milbourne, Mary Sebag-Montefiore and Rachel Firth; illustrated by Simona Bursi; designed by Jenny Offley.
This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Jane Austen's novels retold for young readers, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, with notes on the characters and quotations from the original text.
Grapple with the Greeks!, Gary Northfield.
In the much-anticipated fourth Julius Zebra book, Grapple with the Greeks!, demi-god Heracles promises Julius and his chums a great reward if they can help him to find the lost Golden Apple. On this madcap new adventure, our unlikely heroes will confront the Minotaur in the labyrinth, trick a one hundred-headed dragon at the Garden of Hesperides and a dramatic visit to King Midas leads to a daring rescue attempt in the depths of the Underworld. But what will the ever-watchful gods on Mount Olympus have to say about their antics?
Henry & Eva and the castle on the cliff, Andrea Portes.
Henry's and Eva's lives are forever changed when their parents die in a mysterious boating accident. That was a very bad day, but things are going to get worse. Their uncle Claude the Clod and his awful girlfriend, Terri the Terrible, have moved into the children's house on the cliff "to take care of them," but Eva has her doubts about their intentions. And when some spooky visitors appear with a message, Henry and Eva realize that their parents' deaths might not have been as cut-and-dried as everyone thinks. Can this brother and sister team (and their group of ghastly, ghostly graveyard friends) uncover the truth before it's too late?
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Rick Riordan; illustrated by John Rocco.
"Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod, tells the origin stories of the gods of Olympus and provides an insider's point of view - with plenty of attitude - in this illustrated collection"– Provided by publisher.
An anty-war story, Tony Ross.
Douglas, the only ant with a name in happy, busy Antworld, just wants to fit in, but he is told that because he is big, he will be a soldier.
Birthday drama, Russell Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell.
It's Nikki Maxwell's birthday and her party is going to be beyond awesome. Her BFFs are planning a supercool pool party with cake, a DJ and the perfect invitations. But when mum says it's too expensive, soon it's looking like Nikki's dream party will be a total dorky disaster. Can Nikki and her BFFs come up with a plan to save the day or will it be a bust?
Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All, Rachel Renee Russell.
When Miss Know-It-All's inbox overflows with pleas for guidance, Nikki Maxwell, the school newspaper advice columnist, turns to her best friends for help.
The starlit loom, Ted Sanders; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
For centuries, the Keepers and the Wardens have been guarding the mysterious Mothergates, a source of incredible power. But now the Mothergates are dying, and Horace and his fellow Keepers know that the weakened gates may unleash a dangerous force that will consume the world and destroy everyone in it. While their enemies are willing to take this careless risk, Horace and his friends are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the preservation of the world. With their strongholds destroyed and many of their friends captured, the Keepers' chance of succeeding hangs by a thread. But all hope is not lost, as a mysterious talisman of power is discovered. It may hold the key to saving the universe if they can unlock its secret in time.
The Mona Lisa key, Liesl Shurtliff.
Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson's parents don't have too many rules. It's the usual stuff: Be good. Do your homework. And never ride the subway without an adult, ever. But when the siblings wake up late for school, they have no choice but to break a rule. The Hudson siblings board the subway in Manhattan and end up on a frigate ship in Paris in the year 1911. As time does tell, the Hudson family has a lot of secrets. The past, present, and future are intertwined; and a time-traveling ship called the Vermillion is at the center. Racing to untangle the truth, the kids find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest art heists of all time. And the adventure is just getting started.
Moon rising, Tui T. Sutherland.
When Moonwatcher, a young NightWing with secret powers, begins school at the academy started by the dragonets of destiny after the end of the war, she soon realizes that someone is attacking the students. Moon must choose whether to help or continue to hide her gifts.
The dark secret, Tui T. Sutherland.
When Starflight, one of the dragonets of destiny, is kidnapped by the NightWings he finds that the kingdom of his birth is a miserable place, full of terrible secrets and that, with his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons.
Winter turning, Tui T. Sutherland.
Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family, unlike his sister Icicle, who has been raised to challenge IceWing queen but now that Icicle has broken the truce and escaped from Jade Mountain Academy, so Winter, accompanied by his new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, embarks on his own quest to free his brother from the clutches of Queen Scarlet, and win the respect of his family.
Two's a crowd, Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr.
When a baffling mystery strikes Tiddlywhump Elementary, sibling detectives and absolute opposites Moxie and Milton McCoy are on the case. She's the doer. He's the thinker. She's the heart. He's her heartburn. Moxie's friend Emily has received a suspicious letter signed with nothing but a sinister purple squiggle. Then more letters arrive; along with more questions. Who sent them? What do they mean? Is the world on the brink of collapse? Milton and Moxie are the perfect problem-solving team; if only they could get along. When their partnership falls apart, Moxie races to identify the mysterious Squiggler first, while learning the hard way that two McCoys really are better than one.
Cave girl, Brian Thomas; illustrations by Ashley Smith.
Set in the wilderness of Kahurangi National Park it tells the dark adventures of a girl who fell into a deep hole and discovered an amazing wilderness under threat.
The prince problem, Vivian Vande Velde.
Prince Telmund has been cursed to transform into a new animal every time he falls asleep and Princess Amelia has been kidnapped by the dangerous Prince Sheridan; if either of them want a happy ending they will have to work together.
The world's worst children. 2, David Walliams; illustrated in glorious colour by Tony Ross.
As if Nigel Nitboy and Dribbling Drew weren't horrid enough, David Walliams is about to introduce a whole new raft of children so horrible they had to have their own book. That's right, make space on your bookshelf for The World's Worst Children 2!
A warp in time, Jude Watson.
After surviving an airplane crash in the Arctic, Molly, Yoshi and the rest of her friends meet a group of musicians who also crashed in the same area and have been camped out in the forest hoping for a rescue. They discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.
Two cats and a baby, Tom Watson.
When Grandma Cobb arrives to babysit the new baby Millie, she gets trapped inside the bathroom, locked away from Millie, and Stick Cat needs to rescue her, but he also needs to help Edith in her new role as babysitter-in-chief.
Someone else's shoes, Ellen Wittlinger.
A road trip unites three young people in search of family and acceptance. Twelve-year-old Izzy's life just seems to get more and more complicated: she is upset by her father's new marriage, and a new baby on the way; she is expected to look out for her ten-year-old cousin, Oliver, who has moved in with her family since his mother committed suicide, because his father is depressed and having trouble coping; and now Ben, the rebellious sixteen-year-old son of Izzy's mother's boyfriend, is also living with them, but when Oliver's father disappears, the three children put aside their differences and set out to find him. As the trio travels, they find a surrogate family in each other.

Picture Books

Colours: a first touch-and-feel book, [illustrated by Gwe].
This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about colour is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language; the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby Loves Numbers gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together.
Hello baby!
Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel book from Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch series.
Numbers: a first touch-and-feel book, [illustrated by Gwe].
This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about numbers is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language; the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby Loves Numbers gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together.
Shapes: a first touch-and-feel book, [illustrated by Gwe].
This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about shapes is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language; the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby Loves Numbers gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together.
Words: a first touch-and-feel book, [illustrated by Gwe].
This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about words is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language; the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby Loves Words gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together.
Douglas, you're a genius!, Ged Adamson.
Nancy and Douglas, determined to learn what is on the other side of a fence, try Nancy's plans to launch, vault, and fly Douglas over, then succeed with Douglas's simple idea.
Caged, Duncan Annand.
While a bluebird builds her nest in the forest, two eccentric gentlemen have a more ambitious construction in mind: a vast palatial building, made from birdcages filled with colourful parrots. As the trees come down and the structure goes up, the bluebird watches on. More and more caged birds are consigned to their fate until at last a huge dome completes the work. But when the celebrating architects go in to admire their creation, the little bluebird brings their ambitions crashing down around them.
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!
Outside my window, written by Linda Ashman; illustrated by Jamey Christoph.
Children living in different parts of the world see very different things when they gaze out of their windows. One child looks out over a boulevard lined with palm trees, another sees a train whistling past snow-capped mountains, and another waves to her father as he tends to their garden. But while their lives may seem different, there's something important that they all share. This beautiful book will spark readers' curiosity and imagination with its celebration of global diversity.
A mama for Owen, Marion Dane Bauer; illustrated by John Butler.
When the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami separates a young African hippopotamus from his mother, he finds a new snuggle partner in Mzee the giant tortoise. Based on a true story.
Ada Twist, scientist, Andrea Beaty; illustrated by David Roberts.
Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Rock what ya got, Samantha Berger; illustrated by Kerasco&#ët.
When a drawing of a little girl comes to life, she doesn't want to be erased, or put into a picture that doesn't feel like her. Instead, she decides to speak up in a powerful way. And she has some words of advice: embrace what you have, love yourself, and "rock what ya got."
Woody, Hazel and Little Pip, Elsa Beskow.
Describes woodland scenes in the autumn when two acorn children get blown away in the wind.
But not the armadillo, Sandra Boynton.
Behold the armadillo, a cute and curious creature who follows his nose wherever it goes. Join him as he quietly travels the less-traveled road: he picks cranberries, stops and smells the flowers, takes a nap in the meadow, searches out the source of a beautiful melody, and at day's end passes an overeager hippo sprinting the other direction.
The snowman, Raymond Briggs.
One winter's night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins. Raymond Briggs' favourite classic is a true piece of Christmas magic; narrated entirely through pictures, it captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and is now recognised throughout the world.
A home in the barn, Margaret Wise Brown; pictures by Jerry Pinkney.
Farm animals seek shelter in a big, warm barn during a cold, snowy night.
Another book about bears, [text, Laura Bunting; illustrations, Philip Bunting].
Ever wondered why there are so many books about bears? Discover the grizzly truth in this bear-all account.
Night train, night train, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor.
Told in rhyming text, a train speeds through the night, revealing the sights and colours along the way to its young and sleepy riders.
Lots of frogs, Howard Calvert & [illustrated by] Claudia Boldt.
Tommy Fox has a box; a box full of frogs. And when they all jump out at school, that's when the fun begins! There is chaos in the classroom and high jinks in the hall. Can Tommy get the frogs back in the box?
What's for breakfast?, Denys Cazet.
"Wake up!" says Rufus, a large and very hungry owl. "It's time to catch the fearsome mouse. I'm in a mood for a bowl of mouse soup for breakfast." Pip, who's better at sleeping than swooping, leaps from the nest and lands right on top of that fearsome mouse whose name, he learns, is Theodore. Is it time for breakfast or friendship? Find out in this clever and classic picture book about two owls, a mouse, a banana, and an unlikely friendship.
The rescue of Bunny Wunny, Emma Chichester Clark.
Bunny Wunny belongs to a Imelda. A little rabbit, he has been her favourite fluffy toy ever since she was a baby. But it's not always easy being the favourite toy of such a feisty little girl. So, when Bunny Wunny hides from Imelda, she decides that she wants a real rabbit instead. But there is something very unusual about the real rabbit that comes to live with Imelda; not least that it can talk! Can the rabbit help Imelda learn to be gentle, and will Bunny Wunny ever be rescued?
You're snug with me, Chitra Soundar & Poonam Mistry.
A mother polar bear answers the questions of her two curious cubs about what lies beyond their cozy winter den as they wait for spring to arrive.
Penguinaut!, written by Marcie Colleen; illustrated by Emma Yarlett.
Orville is a little penguin who lives in a zoo and dreams of big adventures, like going to the Moon; the other animals are skeptical, but Orville is determined, so he builds a spaceship and sets out all by himself and discovers that real adventures are best when they are shared with friends.
Te pohū, nā Sacha Cotter; nā Josh Morgan ngā pikitia; nā Kawata Teepa i whakamāori.
Ko te wā o te raumati, kāore he kaupapa i tua atu i te mahi… pohū! Kei tēnā, kei tēnā tōna ake tino pohū. Engari, tērā tētahi tama, e kore e tika i a ia tana pohū. Tūpono rawa atu ki te muna o ngā muna, koia kei a ia.
The bomb, Sacha Cotter; illustrated by Josh Morgan.
It's summertime and there's nothing people would rather do than… bombs! Everyone has a favourite. But one boy just can't seem to get it right. Until he discovers the secret.
Maisy's digger, Lucy Cousins.
Have fun with Maisy in this digger-shaped board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Dig, dig, dig! Maisy loves being in her digger and today she is digging a pond in her garden! Eddie fills the huge hole with water, Cyril plants some flowers around the edge and all that's needed now is some fish. Plop, plop, plop! What a busy day!
Toby goes to Grandma's, story by Mary Cowen; pictures by Lynne McAra.
Toby the dog lives with a family who love adventures, like he does. A suitcase signals travel. Toby goes on a trip to grandma's, a wonderful kingdom where he reigns supreme. His family explore the globe while Toby investigates closer to home.
There was an old lady who swallowed a star!, P. Crumble; Louis Shea.
There was an old lady who swallowed a star. I dont know why she swallowed that star Now thats bizarre! It is time for Christmas and the old lady's festive appetite is enormous! Hold onto your chimneys as even Santa isnt safe from the old ladys chompers this year! Surely she'll pop!
We are all equal, P. Crumble and Jonathan Bentley.
No matter who you are, where you come from, where you live, what you look like, who you love, whether you are small or tall, whether you walk or run, this book celebrates the richness in our differences and the joy that we are all equal.
Sleepy, the goodnight buddy, Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Scott Campbell.
When a boy who routinely refuses to go to bed gets a talkative stuffed animal, the tables are turned!
The day the crayons quit, Drew Daywalt; pictures by Oliver Jeffers.
Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way. Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?
Zola's elephant, Randall de Sève; illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.
A little girl hesitates to initiate a friendship with her new neighbour Zola because she imagines Zola is busy with another friend; an elephant.
Just add glitter, Angela DiTerlizzi & [illustrated by] Samantha Cotterill.
It all starts with a mysterious mail delivery, a little girl with a big imagination, and a sprinkling of twinkling glitter. Before long there's glitter here, glitter there; glitter, glitter everywhere! But just when she's about to add more glitter, the little girl realizes maybe there is such a thing as too much bling when you and your best pal start to get lost in it. From beloved author Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrator Samantha Cotterill comes a silly and sweet story that celebrates imagination, creativity, and knowing when enough is enough; or is it?!
Good dog, Cori Doerrfeld.
When a puppy in need of a friend follows a kind girl into town, he lands himself into all sorts of trouble. He gets lost. He's nearly run over. And he gets chased out of a bakery for being a "bad dog." But when the pup and the girl reunite in the park and she leaves behind her favourite doll, the puppy has a chance to prove just what a good dog he really is!
Colours, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Can you see Fox's blue socks? What about Bear's red waistcoat, or the yellow flowers in Rabbit's garden? Join in the colourful fun in Acorn Wood!
Zog, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? This is a wonderfully funny new story from the creators of "The Gruffalo and "Stick Man".
Molly and the stormy sea, Malachy Doyle; [illustrated by] Andrew Whitson.
Molly wakes one morning to find her house empty. Her father has been out fishing in stormy seas and hasn't returned from his trip. Molly takes her prized possessions down to the shore as an offering for his safety, but will the stormy sea return him?
The little pig, the bicycle, and the moon, Pierrette Dubé; art by Orbie.
Rosie is a little pig determined to learn how to ride a bike and see the world, no matter how many mishaps it takes for her to get there!
Oink, David Elliot.
Pig has been looking forward to a lovely peaceful bath all day. In come Sheep, Cow and Horse - they are very noisy! What can Pig do to make them go away?
La princesa and the pea, Susan Middleton Elya; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.
Adaptation of: Prindsessen paa ærten by Hans Christian Andersen.
Bitter and sweet, Sandra V. Feder; pictures by Kyrsten Brooker.
Despite her grandmother's wise words about how moving to a new place can be both bitter and sweet, Hannah feels only bitterness as she tries to get used to her new house. But when she sees the new home in the soft light of the Shabbat candles and a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah begins to realize that sweetness can come from unexpected places.
Sometimes rain, words by Meg Fleming; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the seasons of the year and the joy each one brings.
The dinosaur that pooped a princess!, Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter; illustrated by Garry Parsons.
Danny and Dinosaur are convinced that a damsel in distress needs their help; they just need to find her. But there are twists in store. Can Dinosaur make it through Fairy Tale Land without eating everything in sight? And do all princesses really need to be rescued?
Baby bedtime, Mem Fox, Emma Quay.
A gentle, heartwarming picture book to share and treasure from picture book masters Mem Fox and Emma Quay. There comes a time for sleeping, and our sleepy time is now. So fall asleep, my angel, with a kiss upon your brow. Written in gentle, rhythmic rhyme, Baby Bedtime is the perfect winding-down story to read aloud before bed.
Barkell and Mr Arkell: a tale from Auckland's lost suburb - Newton East, written by E. Gabriel and L. J Howcroft; illlustrated by S'Wee H'ng and Jade Oskar Harvey.
Mr Arkell wanted to build a factory, many years ago, and chose a spot on Newton Road, Auckland. He had a very large dog, called Barkell who went around visiting all the people in his suburb. When Mr Arkell entered an election to be the person to run the city, he sadly lost. However, he had Barkell to give him more ideas! This is Mr Arkell's story - he lived from 1854-1912 but Barkell was imaginary, though Mr Arkell did have two pet dogs.
Violet and the woof, story by Rebecca Grabill; pictures by Dasha Tolstikova.
"Once upon a time, a brave little girl and her brother set out on a long, long journey," Violet tells Peter. "A journey fraught with danger and peril." Riding their building's elevator and traveling the hallways past apartment doors to bring soup to a sick neighbour, Violet and Peter encounter both real and imagined adventure; getting lost in the laundry room, running into a troll, and escaping scary noises in the nick of time, only to find that their poor sick neighbor looks like a wolf!
A whisper from Grey, Louise Greig & Lo Cole.
Shhhh! Can you hear that? A whisper from Grey. Quiet and a little shy. She does not shout out loud like Blue, or squawk like Green, or roar like Yellow. But though she's quieter than the rest, Grey makes the other colours glow.
Yackety Zac, Chris Gurney; illustrated by Ross Kinnaird.
Zachary Black just won't shut up! From the moment he was born he was yakking non-stop. At first his parents are proud of their son but with time they tire of the constant noise. A trip to the doctor and a cure is found. A rhyme and rhythm tongue twister that is a joy to read aloud.
How to knit a monster, Annemarie van Haeringen.
When mean Mrs. Sheep insults Greta the goat's knitting, Greta quickly knits a wolf that swallows Mrs. Sheep whole, but how will she get rid of the wolf?
Dr. Thirteenth, originated by Roger Hargreaves; written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
An all new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth; and first female!, Doctor reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is
Emily Green's garden, Penny Harrison; [illustrated by] Megan Forward.
Emily Green lives in a perfectly lovely house, in a perfectly lovely street where people are always busy and bustling, hurried and hustling. One day Emily Green decides she wants to bring the outside into her home. She catches a glimpse of something green on the pavement, and visits the library to learn more about plants. Soon she has created something magical. She just needs to share it with others.
At the beach: postcards from Crabby Spit, Roland Harvey.
In the bush: our holiday at Wombat Flat, Roland Harvey.
A family takes a camping trip in the Australian Outback with humorous results. Written in the spirit of Where's Waldo, the story features illustrations from a bird's-eye view that allows for hilarious glimpses of the family's fellow campers. Humorous vacation activities are also depicted, including campfire stories, cave exploring, horseback riding, and canoeing.
When Dad came home, Vanessa Hatley-Owen; illustrated by Rosi Colligan.
The First World War is over and Dad is coming home at last! But the weeks go by and when he does return Dad is not the happy man Rita once knew and Thomas thinks he remembers. This story movingly depicts how family love can help heal the mental wounds of war.
The spectacular city, Teresa Heapy; [illustrated by] David Litchfield.
One day, adventurous Mouse determines to set off to the bright lights of the spectacular city, accompanied by his friend Bear. But the city is full of distractions and dangers, and Mouse might need his steadfast friend more than he realises.
Mapping Sam, Joyce Hesselberth.
An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighbourhood at night, and maps of all types reveal her journey, illuminating different points of view and the various spots Sam visits.
Spot says please, Eric Hill.
Spot Says Please by Eric Hill: a brand new story all about manners Spot and his friends are learning that being polite is a rewarding experience.
Spot's favourite shapes: a chunky tab book, Eric Hill.
Learning about shapes is fun with Spot! Children can discover all the shapes and familiar objects from Spot's world.
My dog laughs, Rachel Isadora.
Dogs are amazing! Dogs are a lot of work! And here is the perfect book to help a child understand what is involved in living with one. Lively illustrations show a variety of children learning what makes their dog tick, as they train them, care for them, and play with them. But most of all, it celebrates the fact that dogs are truly awesome companions; who are always happy to see you, and who can even sing, laugh and dream with you! Rachel Isadora's love for our canine friends shines through on every page, as she shares some of the best, and most exasperating!, things about having a dog.
Maybe the moon, [illustrated by Frances Ives].
Eric goes on a journey and discovers that whatever the differences between people and places, we are all united and are never alone when we all share the same moon.
All right already!: a snowy story, Jory John; illustrated by Benji Davies.
Duck is super excited and can't wait to play in the snow with his best friend, Bear. Bear isn't excited about playing with Duck, or going out in the snow. As always, he'd rather stay inside, where it's warm and cozy. But can Bear resist his persistent friend? If so, who will play in the snow with poor Duck?!
The very last castle, words by Travis Jonker; pictures by Mark Pett.
Ibb, curious about the lone castle in her town, forms a long-distant friendship with the guard and, despite warnings there is something fearful inside, accepts his invitation to enter.
Where is baby's belly button?: a Karen Katz lift-the-flap book.
Babies play peekaboo, looking for their belly buttons, feet, and other body parts in this interactive book.
Arnie the doughnut, cooked up by Laurie Keller.
At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut; round, cakey, with a hole in the middle, iced and sprinkled. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-coloured. Still, a doughnut is just a doughnut, right? Wrong! Not if Arnie has anything to say about it. And, for a doughnut, he sure seems to have an awful lot to say. Can Arnie change the fate of all doughnuts; or at least have a hand in his own future? Well, you'll just have to read this funny story and find out for yourself.
What do you do if your house is a zoo?, John Kelly; [illustrated by] Steph Laberis.
Oscar's getting a pet! But which pet should he pick? And what on earth will he do when they all move in? His house is like a zoo! A book for animal lovers big and small.
Dave the lonely monster, Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie.
Monstrous beasts have feelings too! This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave, who lives all alone in a retirement cave, is a lighthearted reminder that we should treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves; and that we could all do with a bit more monster in our lives! Another classic-in-the-making from this unbeatable duo.
Crafty llama, Mike Kerr; illustrated by Renata Liwska.
Llama knits while considering what special thing she wants to do, and soon all of her friends have joined her except Beaver, who only likes to make things that are useful.
Golden domes and silver lanterns: a Muslim book of colors, Hena Khan; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.
With illustrations and informative text, this book captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, readers will learn about a different colour of the Muslim world on each spread with a young Muslim girl and her family as a guide.
Rainbow bear, Stephen Michael King.
Bear returns home from the city with gifts for everyone. But what happens when Bear wakes up the next morning looking a little different?
Can you find Pup?, Vincent X. Kirsch.
Tate loves to draw everything from cats to clowns but ignores his dog Pup, who runs away to join the circus.
I want my hat back, Jon Klassen.
This is a picture book debut by a rising talent that tells a cumulative tale with a cheeky twist, aided by graphically simple, and truly hilarious, illustrations. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as it he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this quirky take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humour and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke. This title features an exciting new author/illustrator talent, previously an artist for Dreamworks Feature Animation. It's subversive humour sure to please children and adults. It is perfect as a read aloud.
Alphabet book, Kate Knapp.
A is for angels flying above and around. Their softest of wings make barely a sound. Have fun learning the alphabet with Ruby Red Shoes; everyone's favourite hare!
Counting book, Kate Knapp.
One is for me. I'm one of a kind. I'm separate from you and I know my own mind. Have fun learning how to count with Ruby Red Shoes; everyone's favourite hare!
Round and round the garden, illustrated by Annie Kubler.
A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
Sleeping bunnies, illustrated by Annie Kubler.
A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
Zoom, zoom, zoom!, illustrated by Annie Kubler.
A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
The wheels on the bus, illustrated by Annie Kubler.
A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
Bigger than you, Hyewon Kyung.
A group of young dinosaurs builds a seesaw and takes turns playing on it until the bossy, big, and terrible Tyrannosaurus interrupts their game in a fit of temper. All ends well, though, when Mom steps in and encourages a peaceful and a productive end to the conflict.
Hodge Podge Lodge (a rubbish story), Priscilla Lamont.
The Pigwigs live happily in Hodge Podge Lodge. One windy morning, all their rubbish is blown away, causing mishaps with their neighbours. When the distressed animals bring all the rubbish back to Hodge Podge Lodge, Little Miss Pigwig has an idea that will help to keep Hodge Podge Lodge and its surrounding environment tidy. An amusing story that teaches children about the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment.
Numbers, [illustrated by Fiona Land].
Older babies and toddlers will love the smiling faces and bright images in this touch and feel first numbers book.
Isle of you, David LaRochelle; illustrated by Jaime Kim.
Some days are harder to get through than others, but when you're sad, or lonely, or angry, it helps to remember these words: the Isle of You. Take a moment to shake off your worries, then set sail to a land where your dreams can come true. Soar on the back of an eagle, hunt for treasure, watch dancing polar bears on roller skates; anything you can imagine is yours. Hopeful and dreamlike, Jaime Kim's paintings illuminate a way for young readers to visualize a brighter, happier mood in this compassionate story by David LaRochelle.
I am small, Qin Leng.
With beautifully composed watercolour illustrations, Qin Leng recalls her own childhood in this story about a little girl who has always been the smallest: smallest of the family, smallest in school, smallest in a crowd. The girl faces her own set of challenges, but her loving parents and an unexpected visitor might change her perception for good.
Architecture for babies, words by Jonathan Litton; pictures by Thomas Elliott.
Welcome to Baby 101, where big subjects are tailored for little babies. Featuring simple words and bright and engaging illustrations, this introduction to architecture includes information about how buildings are made, featuring famous sites like the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and the pyramids. So don't be late, because this is one class that babies won't want to miss.
Building books, Megan Wagner Lloyd; illustrated by Brianne Farley.
Katie loves building with blocks. She's bored by books. Her brother Owen likes to lose himself in a story. A school librarian convinces them to see the possibilities in the other's hobby.
I'm a truck driver, Jonathan London; illustrated by David Parkins.
There are many different kinds of trucks to drive. You can dig up dirt with a power shovel, lift steel beams with a giant crane, flatten tar with a steamroller, and push away snow with a snowplow. Preschoolers will love watching the little boy and girl in the story as they sit in the driver's seat of twelve big trucks that rumble and tumble and go clinka-vroom vroom!
I was made for you, David Lucas.
Cat was knitted by Mum out of the softest, fluffiest wool, and wrapped in shiny paper and a big, pink ribbon but why was he made? When you are brand new, the world is full of questions, and if you are brave it can be full of answers too. Cat asks the wind, the stars and the trees for help, but it is only when he discovers love that he also finds his purpose.
Vanishing, Mike Lucas; [illustrated by] Jennifer Harrison.
Once creatures of all shapes and sizes, from the magnificent and mighty, to the tiniest of marvels, wandered this empty land. They had horns and wings and survived in all kinds of lands, from desert plains to icy tundras. But where are they now? Vanishing is a striking tale of our natural world and the looming environmental threats to the creatures that call it home.
My little book of words, [this book was made by Alice Luffman, Hannah Cockayne, Kylie Hamley].
This classic Priddy title is a step on from a first words book and will help your toddler to develop their vocabulary and strengthen their language skills.
Elmer and the wind, David McKee.
Aided and abetted by his ventriloquist cousin, Wilbur, Elmer pretends to be blown away on the windiest day. They make fools of the other elephants, but when the laughter dies down, Elmer reassures them that a heavy elephant is safe in the worst of gales. When he tries to prove it, much to his surprise, he really does get blown away!
Elmer's walk, David McKee.
Elmer is enjoying his walk; smelling the flowers, watching the clouds, listening to the waterfall. But each time he points out one of these lovely things to the other animals, they all say they don't have time to stop. They're far too busy. Luckily Wilbur arrives at last and shares Elmer's enjoyment in the stars.
Butt out, Heath McKenzie.
Baboon likes having his butt out. How cheeky! What happens when all the well-dressed animals in town tell him to cover up?
Brian banana duck sunshine yellow, Chris McKimmie.
Brian loves yellow, and when he's visiting his grandparents he imagines adventures associated with that color. The adventures earn him three yellow- inspired nicknames.
It's a long way to the shop, Heidi McKinnon.
They cant run, swim, fly or jump so how will these two little rocks get to the shop? Find out in this hilarious tale of adventure and persistence, to reach a snack thats totally worth it.
I'm tough!, Kate & Jim McMullan.
A tough pickup truck describes the features that help the truck haul three very different loads.
Kuwi's rowdy crowd, Kat Merewether.
All Kuwi the Kiwi wants is to sit down with a quiet cup of tea. But wherever she goes, someone turns up to shatter the peace.
More classic rhymes for Kiwi kids, Peter Millett and Scott Tulloch.
Another classic Kiwi spin to some all-time favourite nursery rhymes. Old King Cole scored a mighty fine goal…; Itsy Bitsy spider climbs up the dunny spout; the eels in the tub go round and round; and Little Miss Moppet (as cute as a poppet) has her yummy kai nicked by cheeky seagulls.
Peek-a-who?, Elsa Mroziewicz.
Who could be hiding behind the lift-the-flaps in this uniquely-shaped board book? Brimming with colourful art that children will want to pore over, this clever book is full of hidden animals, each making a different sound. Can you figure out who each one is? Lift the triangular flaps to see who peeks out! This beautifully designed book is sure to provide a delightfully interactive experience.
Bye bye pesky fly, Lysa Mullady; illustrated by Janet McDonnell.
When Pig's peaceful, feel-good kind of day is interrupted by a Pesky Fly, he has to figure out what to do. Can he get his feel-good feelings back, and maybe even make a new friend along the way?
If you give a mouse a cookie, written by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond.
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
The bandit queen, Natalia and Lauren O'Hara.
The bandits give their queen treasure, tigers, mischief and mayhem. But sometimes a little girl needs something more. A book about finding family in unexpected places.
One, Kathryn Otoshi.
A number/color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count.
Carmela full of wishes, author, Matt de la Peña; illustrator, Christian Robinson.
Carmela, finally old enough to run errands with her brother, tries to think of the perfect birthday wish, while his wish seems to be that she stayed home.
Ready to ride, Sébastien Pelon; [translated from the French by Vanessa Miéville].
A little boy is told to play outside by his mum, and bumps into an imaginary friend with whom he goes for a bike ride. At first he finds it difficult to keep up, but with the imaginary friend's help he takes off the bike's stabilisers and learns to freewheel, all the way home.
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.
Hiking day, Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell.
A little girl and her family go hiking up a nearby mountain for the very first time. As they climb up and up the path, they see everything from a friendly toad to a prickly porcupine, tall leafy trees to tiny red berries.
Flip, flap, fly!: a book for babies everywhere, Phyllis Root; illustrated by David Walker.
A baby bird, fish, snake, otter, duck, mouse, and child merrily meet at a pond after being helped by their mamas all morning.
The garden giant, Fiona Rose.
A poetic story set amongst the plants and trees of a long forgotten Cornish garden. Could a giant who appeared out of nowhere bring it back to life?
Lyric McKerrigan, secret librarian, Jacob Sager Weinstein; illustrated by Vera Brosgol.
When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme? Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian! She's got the gadgets. She's got the disguises. And she's always got the right book at the right time. It's a good thing, too, because Lyric McKerrigan is the world's last hope!
Richard Scarry's best little word book ever!, Richard Scarry.
Join Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and Goldbug as they take you inside lively scenes from the airport, farm, busy roadways, and more. With 200 clearly labeled words, a vocabulary adventure awaits toddlers in this beloved classic that's truly the Best Little Word Book Ever!
Lily and the polar bears, Jion Sheibani.
One day, Lily is playing on the beach. And who should float in, but lots of polar bears! Lily is excited to welcome them home for dinner (of fish fingers and ice cream, of course) and to have them stay for a sleepover. Lily has even more fun with the bears when they go swimming, ice skating, and visit the fun fair and it soon turns out that polar bears are really quite good at a lot things, becoming polar bear postmen, opening ice cream parlours, and even becoming astronauts!
The Christmas tree who loved trains, Annie Silvestro; illustrated by Paola Zakimi.
In this Christmastime tale, a little pine tree on a tree farm loves trains, and so does a little boy.
A web, Isabelle Simler.
Follows a spider as it collects items to decorate its web from a landscape filled with insects, leaves, flowers, feathers, and seeds, all labeled for identification.
Bunny, [text, Dawn Sirett].
From velvety rabbit ears to furry bunny tails, there are all kinds of textures for baby to explore in this book.
The not-so-brave penguin, Steve Smallman.
Posy the penguin is scared of many things; snowstorms, loud noises, the dark. But when her adventurous friend Percy goes missing, Posy sets off on an intrepid adventure to find him. Will Posy realize just how brave she can be?
Uncle Allan's stinky leg, words by Jennifer Somervell; illustrations by Margery Fern.
Uncle Allan slumps on the couch, staring at his clean, white plaster cast. He is SO BORED! Then he has a bright idea … with unfortunate consequences! Find out fun facts about the real Uncle Allan, your amazing bones, fractures and how they heal.
Mince spies, Mark Sperring; [illustrated by] Sophie Corrigan.
Who or what is destroying all the Christmas treats in the supermarkets? Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission to uncover the culprits. With puff-pastry jetpacks, shortcrust walkie-talkies and squirty whipped cream they foil the villains; with a bit of help from Santa. A hilarious rhyming romp of a story with a festive message for all baddies: it's better when you're nice!
Made by Maxine, written by Ruth Spiro; illustrated by Holly Hatam.
When Maxine's school puts on a pet parade, she creates a unique contraption to allow her very special pet fish, Milton, to participate.
The problem with penguins, Helen Stephens.
It's hard when you have to share everything with your baby brother. Tofta doesn't want to at all. So when an iceberg drifts past her window, she decides that it's her iceberg and she's not going to share it with anyone. But when five hundred playful penguins turn up, Tofta finds that sharing can be great fun, too.
Around the world in every vehicle, Amber Stewart; illustrated by Duncan Beedie.
The Van Go family are on a whirlwind adventure! Setting out in their beloved blue van, they venture across the world, taking in the sights and trying out a wide range of vehicles from tuk tuks to big red buses. Join the Van Go family as they set out in their little blue camper van on a globetrotting adventure. Join them as they take in the sights on a red bus in London, watch them hail a yellow cab in New York and help them navigate the twisty turns of the Paris metro. Around the World in Every Vehicle is an adventure story perfect for little fans of everything that goes vroom!
Berries are best, Amber Stewart; [illustrated by] Layn Marlow.
Bramble is a little mole. She loves to explore new places. But she does not love to explore new foods! In fact, Bramble will eat nothing but berries. In this fun-filled story, find out how mummy and Daddy encourage her to enjoy new tastes.
Goodnight, sleep tight, Amber Stewart; [illustrated by] Layn Marlow.
When Button the bear remembers something frightening that happened during the day, he worries that he will have bad dreams until his father gives him something nice to think about; the day he was born.
How many sleeps?, Amber Stewart; [illustrated by] Layn Marlow.
Toast is a little mouse. His birthday is just days away and he's super excited! He just can't wait! Daddy, on the other hand, wishes there was a bit more time to finish making Toast's present!
I can swim, Amber Stewart; [illustrated by] Layn Marlow.
Scramble is a little otter. He can do lots of things but he can't swim. In this positive story, discover how Scramble's family and friends help him to enjoy the water.
I need my blankie, Amber Stewart; [illustrated by] Layn Marlow.
Bean is a little rabbit. She's getting bigger every day but she thinks she'll never be too big for her blankie. In this gentle story, find out how Mummy and Daddy help to feel grown up enough to let go!
My first day, Amber Stewart; [illustrated by] Layn Marlow.
Puddle is a little duckling. He's not sure he's ready for his first day at school. In fact he's really worried. But Mummy packs enough love and support into his school bag to carry him through the day.
The wobbly waitress, Lisa Stickley.
Pop in to the Zoo Cafe for a sandwich or two and meet the waitress, Mabel and her friends. Mabel is one of the best waitresses you'll ever meet, but today there's a problem. Mabel has the hiccups! And suddenly, spaghetti bolognese is flying, ice cream sundaes are tumbling and the customers are less than pleased! Will her friends find a way to cure Mabel's hiccups and save the day?
Where's the butterfly?: is it in the sky? /c[illustrated by Stephen Barker; written by Sam Taplin].
A delightful question-and-answer board book for very young children. On each double-page spread there are two questions to answer by looking at the pictures. For example, "Where's the jumping frog?/Where's the hungry dog?" There are lots of endearing animals to meet and the illustrations are full of details to talk about and share.
Snow Pony and the seven miniature ponies, written by Christian Trimmer; illustrated by Jessie Sima.
In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony; beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing, follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.
Emile, Tomi Ungerer.
Tomi Ungerer tells the story of an eight-legged hero. Emile has twice as much courage and four times as many legs as most people, except, of course, other octopuses. Ungerer's charming illustrations make this unlikeliest of heroes quite irresistible; everyone will wish they had a friend like Emile.
Winter is here, Chiêu Anh Urban.
Turn the wheels to play, learn, and mix the colours of winter in this bright and bold book!
Pacifiers are not forever, Elizabeth Verdick; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen.
Simple text and colorful illustrations designed to help a toddler give up his pacifier. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
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.
My green day: 10 green things I can do today, Melanie Walsh.
Best friends in the universe, Hector and Louie [text by Stephanie Watson; illustrations by LeUyen Pham].
Hector and Louie are writing a book to explain the many reasons that they are the best friends in the universe but will their friendship, and their book, survive when they start to reveal each others secrets?
Sleep, my bunny, Rosemary Wells.
A little bunny goes through his bedtime routine tidying up, taking a bath, and reading a story.
Dino-racing, Lisa Wheeler; illustrations by Barry Gott.
Follow the dinosaurs as they race against each other in dragsters, then off-road vehicles, and finally stock cars.
Dino-swimming, Lisa Wheeler; illustrations by Barry Gott.
The Land Sharks take on the Algae Eaters in a dino-swimming showdown! Raptor and Stegosaurus start it off in the individual medley, while the Ptero twins battle it out in the butterfly race. Then Galli and Diplo wow the crowd with their flips and tricks off the diving board! But which team will win the swim meet? It comes down to the last event: the backstroke. Both Stego and Galli think they'll take the prize. Let's hope these dinos remembered their goggles; this swim meet is bound to make a splash!

Younger Fiction

Ivy + Bean: one big happy family, written by Annie Barrows; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are usually spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers and sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: She needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Bean and Ivy know just where to get one.
The tales of Mr Walker, Jess Black; illustrated by Sara Acton.
On a brilliant autumn's day, Mr Walker arrives at the grandest hotel in town. While things get off to a wobbly start, this charming labrador is determined to put his best paw forward. And it's just as well because the most unexpected adventures await.
The magic faraway tree, Enid Blyton; [illustrations by Mark Beech].
This is a deluxe hardback edition of The Magical Faraway Tree for the 75th anniversary. When Joe, Beth and Frannie climb up to the top of the Faraway Tree, they meet Silky, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man. Their new friends show them an exciting secret how to visit lots of strange and magical lands, where they have many thrilling adventures. Whether they're exploring the Land of Do-As-You-Please to the Land of Tempers, readers will delight in brand-new, full-colour illustrations from the fantastic Mark Beech.
Milly-Molly-Mandy & Co, Joyce Lankester Brisley.
The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1928. Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures. Whether she is dressing up, going for a picnic or cooking dinner, you're sure to have fun when Milly-Molly-Mandy is around! Perfect for reading aloud, these seven stories will bring back happy memories for parents and grandparents and will introduce younger readers to an enduringly popular heroine and her friends little-friend-Susan and Billy Blunt.
How to train your dragon, written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. The Hairy Hooligan Tribe think he's totally useless, but Hiccup is about to face his destiny and one tiny dragon. Can he prove his worth and become a hero, or will he be banished for ever?
Enchanted mirror, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Barbara Bongini.
Pony Island is in danger. The fairy ponies are losing their magic and the Pony Queen's powers are under threat. Can Holly and Puck uncover the mystery of the missing magic before it's too late?
Magic forest, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Nuno Alexandre Vieira.
Zoe is staying with her great-aunt when she discovers a magical world full of fairy unicorns hidden in the oak tree at the bottom of the garden. But Zoe soon finds out that Unicorn Island is in terrible danger. The trees are dying! Can Zoe and her new friend Astra, a beautiful fairy unicorn with silver stars on her coat, find the magical flower that will save the trees, and the island?
Magic necklace, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Barbara Bongini.
Puck, the fairy pony, and Holly are visiting the Pony Queen when a powerful magic necklace; which grants its wearer whatever they wish for, is stolen from her Summer Palace. Puck and Holly's search for the thief leads them into the underwater world of the river ponies, an enchanting place of coral houses, clear waters and dangerous sea creatures. When their adventures finally bring them to the culprit, they find themselves face-to-face with a wicked fairy pony whose evil wish is to steal the throne from the Pony Queen!
Midnight escape, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Barbara Bongini.
Do you wish to be fairy-sized, light as a feather? Then open this book and we'll fly together. Only promise you will never tell, where the fairy ponies dwell. Holly is staying with her Great Aunt May when she discovers a tiny pony with shimmering wings. At first, she thinks she must be dreaming until two fairy ponies visit her one night on an urgent undertaking: Puck the fairy pony has been snatched by the spoiled girl next-door, and the ponies need Holly's help to rescue him. Little does Holly know that their midnight escape will lead to a special reward; entry to the secret world of the fairy ponies, hidden in the Great Oak Tree at the bottom of the garden.
Pony princess, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Barbara Bongini.
Holly and her friend Puck are given the job of looking after the visiting Fairy Pony Princess. But Pony Island is thrown into panic when their royal guest vanishes.
Rainbow races, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Barbara Bongini.
Holly can't wait to watch her friend, Puck the fairy pony, compete in the Rainbow Races. But when an enchanted storm is unleashed over Pony Island, ruining the races, the home of the fairy ponies is threatened with darkness for ever.
Unicorn Prince, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Barbara Bongini.
Holly and her fairy pony friend Puck uncover a wicked plot to take over Pony Island. To save the day, they must venture into the Enchanted Wood, home of the mysterious unicorns.
Wind charm, Zanna Davidson; illustrated by Nuno Alexandre Vieira.
When Zoe visits Unicorn Island she mistakenly opens the box of winds, unleashing a terrible storm over the island. Can Zoe and her best friend Astra, the fairy unicorn, stop the winds before it's too late? Fairy Unicorns is an exciting addition to Series Three of Usborne Young Reading, introducing children to original, illustrated fiction with easy reading texts. Series Three is for newly fluent readers who are ready for longer stories.
The field guide, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
Stubby: a true story of friendship, Michael Foreman.
Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers. Based on a true story.
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the blue moon, Sally Gardner; illustrated by Nick Maland.
When Betsy K. Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice-cream maker, meets the mysterious Mr Tiger they have a giant challenge: a moon to turn blue, berries to collect and wishable-delicious ice-cream to create. The sort that makes wishes come true. With Mr Tiger and his troupe of Gonalong circus acrobats, a toad under a spell, a lonely giant, and Mum and Dad, Betsy sets off on her quest.
The truth pixie, Matt Haig with illustrations by Chris Mould.
Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers.
My silent world, Nette Hilton; illustrator: Vincent Agostino.
A lyrical description of how a deaf child treasures her silent world and how it is changed by a cochlear implant, which she sees at first as 'the intruder'.
Bunjitsu Bunny vs. Bunjitsu Bunny, written and illustrated by John Himmelman.
Follow Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her school, as she makes friends, faces her fears, and fights her toughest opponent yet; herself.
The next level, Jackson Pearce; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning.
After Ellie's first elevator build goes terribly wrong, her parents decide her "punishment" is to assist an elderly neighbour, Mrs. Curran, around the house. Ellie and her friends Kit and Toby are really only supposed to help with little things, but Ellie can't turn down the opportunity to use her engineering skills here and there where she sees a need, because that's what engineers do! It's no fun, though, when Mrs. Curran always gives Toby the credit for all the ingenious projects, and acts like Kit and Ellie were just helping him. Can Ellie come up with another great build to elevate Mrs. Curran's ideas about this girl engineer?
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars, story by Dav Pilkey; art by Dan Santat.
A small mouse and his best friend, a giant flying robot, attempt to save the Earth when an evil Martian monkey and his mechanical creations attack.
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the stupid stinkbugs from Saturn, story by Dav Pilkey; art by Dan Santat.
Ricky Ricotta, his Mighty Robot, cousin Lucy, and some friends set out to save mousekind from Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, with a little help from some special gum and taffy.
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the uranium unicorns from Uranus, story by Dav Pilkey; art by Dan Santat.
Evil Uncle Unicorn attempts to dominate earth by using a Ladybot to trick Mighty Robot.
The monster detector, story by Ellen Potter; art by Felicita Sala.
Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.
Wedgie & Gizmo vs. the great outdoors, Suzanne Selfors; illustrated by Barbara Fisinger.
Wedgie and Gizmo's humans are taking their first family vacation to a campground by a lake! And their pets are too destructive to stay home alone. Wedgie the corgi is super-excited. He can't wait to chase squirrels and poop in the woods! But Gizmo, the evil genius guinea pig, has no time for games. He must convince the forest critters to join his Evil Horde and help him take over the world, one tent at a time. Muh-hah-hah!
Mr. Penguin and the fortress of secrets, Alex T. Smith.
Mr Penguin; Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot. Mr Penguin and Colin crash-land on a snowy mountain. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing pets? What are the strange noises coming from the abandoned fortress? And will Mr Penguin conquer his fear of flying?
Comet's cross-country crime, text, Sally Sutton; illustrations, Kirsten Richards.
Sophia is determined that she and Clara will have a 'glorious victory' in the school cross country, beating that girl Grace who has 'magic' shoes. Sophia puts Clara through a rigorous 5-point training programme in preparation. When the big day arrives and Grace's 'magic' shoes go missing, it comes as a big surprise to Sophia when they turn up in her bag! Accusing fingers are pointed. "Thief!" says Grace. This time, the Miniwings have reached a whole new level of naughty. How will Sophia get out of this?
Mary Poppins, illustrated by Lauren Child; written by P.L. Travers.
When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks's lives are turned magically upside down. Who better to reimagine this endearing children's classic than today's most instantly recognisable and best-loved artist-illustrator? Lauren Child brings the magic of Mary Poppins into the hearts and imagination of readers and fans new and old.
Mose and the Manumea, Jane Va'afusuaga and Rebecca Stirnemann; illustrated by Christina Brady.
A Sāmoan story of adventure as two boys search for the manumea. After hearing about the endangered manumea on the radio, Mose and his cousin Niko set off to search for the bird in the deep, dark forest on the far side of the mountain. They meet some amazing forest creatures on their adventure, but will they find the very special, rare bird they are looking for?
Mr Da Vinci's time machine, Mike Zarb, Robin Gold.