New Titles Children's August 2016 (arrived in July 2016)

Audio Visual

Blaze and the monster machines. Blaze of glory : a mini-movie.,
Blaze, and his driver AJ, are introduced to a world of racing Monster Machines! But when a cheating truck named Crusher uses his dirty tricks to try and win the championship race, Blaze will do everything he can to help his friends and beat Crusher to the finish line.
Capture the flag, directed by Enrique Gato.
Space travel runs in Mike Goldwing's family: both his father and grandfather were astronauts. But the plucky 12-year-old's estranged grandfather, Frank, has lived a life isolated from his family after missing out on the chance to make history as a member of the Apollo XI crew. However, when Mike discovers that an eccentric billionaire plans to fly to the moon, claim its vast, valuable mineral resources, and destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo XI astronauts, the countdown to a spectacular adventure begins! Mike, teamed with his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and a clever chameleon, blasts off on an incredible moon-bound mission, determined to thwart the billionaire's evil plan, capture the flag, and reunite his divided family.
Dive Olly dive! and the octopus rescue, directed by James Hol.
Dive Olly Dive! follows the adventures of two young submarines in training "Olly and Beth" under the guidance of Diver Doug at the Special Underwater Research Facility (S.U.R.F.)
Ruby : the young witch, directed by Evgeny Ruman.
Young Ruby has a very special secret she is a Witch! When she discovers her long lost mother was abducted by evil forces she sets out to use all her magical powers to get her back. Ruby the Young Witch is a magical story, with amazing special effects, music, and adventure about a young girl journeying through the universe defeating evil to be reunited with the mother she thought she would never see again.
Top Cat begins, directed by Andres Couturier.
Top Cat has arrived to charm his way into your hearts. Ever wonder how this scheming feline got his start? Well Top Cat Begins reveals the origins of everything you know and love about this classic comedy hero. What follows is an adventure so crazy that it has to be seen to be believed
Zootopia, directed by Bryon Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush.
Zootopia is a city like no other that is comprised of habitat neighbourhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde.
Are you listening?, the Not-its!
Play school. Silly songs and rhymes.,
There are some much loved favourites, Three Cheeky Monkeys, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, It's Raining, it's Pouring along with a collection of great nonsense songs including Miss Polly Had a Dolly, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Michael Finnigin and many more.
Putumayo kids presents African dreamland [sound recording].
Putumayo kids presents Asian playground.,
Putumayo Kids presents one world, one kid.
A collection of children's songs from around the world.
The best of The Wiggles.
There was a man lived in the moon : nursery rhymes and children's songs, Jane Sheldon ; Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
"ABC Classics presents an album of nursery rhymes and children's songs in delightful new arrangements, featuring two of Australia's foremost singers. Andrew Ford, one of Australia's best-known composers and musical commentators, has collected songs familiar and neglected, giving beautiful new settings and accompaniments to beloved tunes and featuring a wide range of instruments.
Toddler time. Colour and counting songs
Toddler time. Mother Goose.
World lullabies, Vov Dyler and Brian Dean.
The musical approach is that playing instrumental versions of well known pieces not only gives the effect of generally helping babies sleep, but also allows space for parents to sing along so that the sound is familiar and comforting for the child giving a bonding moment for parent and babe, with times and moments to be cherished by both. Vov Dylan was first recognised for his musical talents at 21 months old.
Come bien! = Eat right!, Jose-Luis Orozco.
Bing. Talkie taxi... and other episodes,
Celebrating the noisy, joyful, messy reality of life when you're a pre-schooler, Bing stories are small but they are full of drama; everyday dramas that all young children and the grown-ups in their lives will recognise. Bing is 3 years old and like all 3 year olds is energetic, playful and engaged with the world around him. As he encounters new experiences a combination of enthusiasm and inexperience can sometimes lead to disappointment. Bing's constant companion is his carer Flop. Other characters include Bing's friends Sula and Pando and his cousins Coco and Charlie.
Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The great Never Sea conquest.,
Join newly promoted Captain Jake as he unites Never Land's all-time greatest pirates! Together, they must risk everything to battle Lord Fathom, an evil mer-wizard who's out to rule the Never Sea by unleashing a ferocious, three-headed sea serpent. Outfitted with a magical new sword, a powerful new ship (the Mighty Colossus) and the new Never Land League of Pirate Captains at his side, can Captain Jake. along with Izzy, Cubby and Skully, foil Lord Fathom and save the day?
Dora the Explorer. It's a puppy party,
Join Dora and Boots for four puppy adventures. Save the pup named Little Boots when he runs away from his bath toward a sleeping bear - all while keeping the other puppies clean! Then, help the Fairy Godmother get back her puppy, jump into a video game to stop a dogcatcher, and bring Perrito to meet his lon-lost twin!
Hey Duggee. The get well soon badge & 9 other stories.,
Duggee is a loveable brown dog who runs The Squirrel Club; a place where children take part in all sorts of exciting activities and earn badges for their accomplishments! Poor Norrie, she doesn't feel well and can't join her friends at Squirrel Club today. How can the squirrels make their friend feel better? They'll make a card and take it to her! So the remaining Squirrel Club members climb onto Duggee's back and set off to Norrie's house. On the way they meet some other friendly animals who are also feeling under the weather.
Mike the knight. Knightly magic.,
This action-packed series following young Mike, an energetic, cheeky yet bountiful knight-in-training who is driven by his passion to help others, and along the way, be the best knight he can be. This series brings the excitement and enchantment of medieval times to life, with viewers transported to a world filled with marvellous missions, castles, dragons, Vikings and trolls.
Peter Rabbit. I've got a plan.,
Peter Rabbit is a dynamic re-imagining of Beatrix Potter's timeless children's classic. Follow our hero, Peter: a brave, mischievous, impulsive and resilient little rabbit as he encounters real dangers, overcomes obstacles and outsmarts predators, all while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places. Peter is a charismatic and clever rabbit who desperately wishes to grow up to be just like his late father. He has big paws to fill. Armed with his dad's Journal (a guide to everything you need to be a good rabbit) and with the support of his two best friends, Benjamin and Lily, Peter is off to make his own mark in the world. Set in Potter's beloved English Lake District, Peter's world is the real natural world majestic and beautiful where behind every tree and rock there is a surprise to discover and where dangers (be it a sneaky fox or a bad-tempered badger) lurk around every corner.
Play School. Faces & feelings.,
Join Justine Clarke, Rachael Coopes, Teo Gebert, Alex Papps, and Eddie Perfect as they explore Faces and Feelings, and understand the ways in which faces can reflect thoughts and feelings.Together we'll make things for the Play School portrait gallery, play dressups, meet some rabbit visitors, make a baguette crocodile, and much more!
Power Rangers dino supercharge. Roar of the red ranger.,
On prehistoric Earth, an alien entrusted powerful Energems to 10 dinosaurs, but when the dinosaurs became extinct, the Energems were lost. Now an intergalactic bounty hunter is determined to reclaim the Energems and destroy our planet. A new team of Power Rangers must find the lost Energems and use their Dino Chargers to power up an arsenal of dino-fueled battle gear, Zords, and Megazords to save the world.
Ready, steady, go!,
Ready, Steady, Go! ABC KIDS is off and racing with all sorts of sport! Fireman Sam competes in a three-legged race, Peter Rabbit & Miffy go Bowling and Elmo trains for The Furchester Hotel obstacle race.
Sesame Street. The cookie thief.,
Cookie Monster is wrongly accused of stealing world-famous masterpieces in this hilarious parody set at the Museum of Modern Cookies. Detective Elmo, Chris, and the gang try to clear Cookie's name as the scrumptious paintings are stolen right from under their noses. As the adventure heats up, tour guide Prairie Dawn shares stories like how the great artist Leonardo da Crunchy made Muncha Lisa smile. Cookie also learns important self- regulation strategies-about cookies, of course!-along the way. Discovering clues, following a lead, and a little magic are what it takes for Elmo, Chris, Prairie Dawn, Abby Cadabby, and Grover to save their friend and find the real "Cookie Thief".
Shaun the Sheep. Ping-pong poacher.,
With the animals of Mossybottom Farm keenly watching 'Shaun vs Bitzer' in the greatest table tennis match of all time, they fail to notice a hungry Fox who isn't keeping his eye on the ball at all.
Teenage mutant ninja turtles. Half-shell heroes. Blast to the past.,
"Take a Turtle-y awesome trip back to the Time of Dinosaurs with Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past! Join Leo, Donnie, Raph, and Mikey as they make new dino-sized allies, battle aliens from the future trying to rule the galaxy, save the day, and get back home!
Teletubbies. Making friends.,
Teletubbies stars iconic characters; Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. Their world is full of love and laughter as they explore Home Dome and the magical countryside of Teletubbyland through play.
The Sooty show.,
Follow the adventures of Sooty, Sweep and Soo as they join their right hand man Richard in five fun packed stories.
Transformers, Robots in disguise. Battlegrounds.,
When the Autobots lose their home base it's up to the Bee Team to take it back or face an army of freed Decepticon prisoners! Grimlock ponders returning to old habits when another Dinobot goes on a rampage, the Bee Team encounter an ancient Autobot and an educational trip turns into a Decepticon hunt when Bee discovers a charmeleon-like Fugitive. Meanwhile Optimus prepares to return to Earth to face the mysterious ?Evil? that's been prophesized, or face the annihilation of both Earth and Cybertron!
Tree Fu Tom. Tom saves the day.,
Tree Fu Tom is set in an enchanted world where movement creates magic. Tom appears to be a normal boy but by putting on his magic belt and performing a sequence of Tree Fu moves he transforms into a magical superhero and is transported to a world called Treetopolis.Here Tom has amazing adventures with his friends, including his sidekick Twigs, but when trouble strikes Tom must ask the audience to create magic that saves the day! Here, Tom meets his fantastical friends and becomes embroiled in amazing, action-packed adventures, which always lead to trouble and impending disaster. When events run beyond their control it is only with help from the audience performing Tree Fu moves, that Tom can create spectacular Big World Magic and save the day! The gentle, fun and physical 'Tree Fu' movements are designed' by occupational- and physio-therapists to assist and enhance the development of all participating children at a crucial time in their growth.
Wild Kratts. Creature adventures.,
Join the adventures of Martin and Chris as they meet up with cool creatures from around the world and witness many never-before-seen wildlife moments. With their creature smarts plus their newly invented Creature Power Suits, the brothers Kratt are using amazing animal abilities to rescue their animal friends when they get into trouble.
The moving finger, Agatha Christie.
Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said 'I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?
Really scary stories for brave children, Victor Kelleher, Ruth Park and various authors.
Lock the windows! Turn off the lights! Be prepared to shiver and shake when you listen to Really Scary Stories for Brave Children. Contains six scary, frightening and blood curdling stories by a selection of great Australian authors.
Tales from Watership Down, Richard Adams.
Tales From Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams's bestselling Watership Down, the enduring classic of contemporary literature that introduced millions of readers to a vivid and distinctive world. Here, he returns to the delightful characters we know and love - including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion, and the legendary rabbit hero El-ahrairah - and presents new heroes as they struggle to survive the cruelties of nature and the shortsighted selfishness of humankind. These whimsical tales include all-new adventures and traditional stories of rabbit mythology, charming us once again with imagination, heart, and wonder. A spellbinding book of courage and survival, Tales From Watership Down is an exciting invitation to come home to a beloved world.
The Great Galloon and the pirate queen, Tom Banks.
The final showdown between the Great Galloon and the evil crew of the Sumbaroon. Captain Anstruther and the crew of his Great Galloon have trapped the evil Zebediah and his Sumbaroon at the base of a waterfall - at last they will rescue the captain's stolen bride, Isabella! But the Sumbaroon sprouts mechanical legs and escapes over land like a devious metal spider. Stanley and Rasmussen are determined to stop Zebediah from taking over the Great Galloon, but it turns out that it isn't Zebediah who is after control of the enormous airship. Will they figure out the treachery in time?
There's more to life, Rachel Billington.
Faced with some unappealing choices for how to spend his school holiday, Ned finally decides to spend two weeks with his aunt in a seaside cottage. But then nothing turns out the way it is planned. There is no aunt, there are strange noises in the cottage and food is disappearing. And is someone watching him from the house next door?
Enid Blyton's Christmas stories.,
From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years.
The snow sister, Emma Carroll.
Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition every time it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow sister. It makes Christmas feel a little less lonely. On Christmas Eve, her father receives a letter about a long-lost relative's will. Is their luck about to change? In anticipation of a better Christmas, Pearl goes to beg credit at Mr Noble's grocery to get ingredients for a Christmas pudding. But she is refused, and chased down the street where she is hit by a hansom cab. The snow is falling so hard that they can't take her home. She'll have to stay at Flintfield Manor overnight, in a haunted room...Will Pearl make it home for Christmas?
What Katy did, Susan Coolidge.
Twelve-year-old Katie, living with her father, aunt, and five siblings in a small town in the 1870's, constantly makes and breaks resolutions to be a kind and generous person like her invalid Cousin Helen, but when she herself is bedridden after an accident, Katie finds her cousin's example very hard to follow.
Alice again, Judi Curtin.
It's spring mid-term, and Alice has invited Megan to visit her in Dublin. Megan is hoping for a nice trouble-free few days with her best friend. No such luck! She soon discovers that Alice is once again plotting and scheming. It seems that Alice's Mum Veronica has a new boyfriend. The plan is to discover who he is, and to get rid of him. Alice (with poor Megan in tow) becomes totally horrible in an effort to scare the poor man away. Can this possibly work? Just how horrible can she be? And how can Megan stand by and watch while her best friend turns into a total monster?.
From the cutting room of Barney Kettle, Kate de Goldi.
Meet filmmaker Barney Kettle, who liked to invent stories but found a real one under his nose. Barney Kettle knew he would be a very famous film director one day, he just didn't know when that day would arrive. He was already an actual director - he'd made four fifteen-minute films - but so far only his schoolmates and the residents of the High Street had viewed them. Global fame was a little way off. It would come, though. Barney was certain about that ...So begins the manuscript written from the hospital bed of an unnamed man.He has written it over many months as he recovers from serious injuries sustained in a city-wide catastrophe. He has written so he can remember the street where he lived, home to a cavalcade of interesting people, singular shops, and curious stories.He has written so he can remember the summer before he was injured, the last days of a vanished world. Above all, he has written so he can remember the inimitable Barney Kettle, filmmaker, part-time dictator, questing brain, theatrical friend; a boy who loved to invent stories but found a real one under his nose; a boy who explored his neighbourhood with camera in hand and stumbled on a mystery that changed everything ...A beautiful story: big-hearted, richly entertaining, powerful.
Wicked's way, Anna Fienberg.
Will could walk a tightrope and juggle bananas as he went. 'One day you'll be the star of a circus,' his mother told him. 'But until then, you must be a secret.' For each year pirates came to the islands to steal young boys for their crew. And if that happened to you, well, you may as well kiss your life goodbye. So what's a young lad to do when his mother disappears and pirates arrive at his door? Will takes courage from a crazy truth-telling parrot, and his mother's advice: 'Keep putting one foot in front of the other and your eyes on the prize.' But will this be enough to survive the perils at sea? And will that infuriatingly polite boy called Horrendo finally tip the balance?
Soon, written and read by Morris Gleitzman.
I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren't. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
Voyage of slaves, Brian Jacques.
Ben and his labrador Ned, castaways of the Flying Dutchman, are destined to roam the Earth across the centuries, never stopping in one place and never growing a single day older. Now adrift in the Mediterranean Sea, the boy and his dog fall into the clutches of the Barbary Slave Lord, Al Misurata. And so begins a roaring adventure.
The blunder years, Chris O'Dowd & Nick V. Murphy.
Martin Moone is eleven and fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. With three elder sisters, he's desperate for a sidekick to help him fight his corner. When best mate Padraic suggests getting an imaginary friend, he decides to give it a go. His first attempt is Loopy Lou, who loves practical jokes and is a dab hand at balloon-modelling. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou's clowning around, so selects Sean 'Caution' Murphy instead. Sean is much more up Martin's street and full of advice about how Martin should negotiate day-to-day life, from dealing with his sisters' pranks to beating the bullying Bonner Boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and two imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!
Get me out of here!, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he's never done before, he's going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe's never known, he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down.
My brother is a big, fat liar, James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou.
Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty 'Princesses' who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia - a girl who's ready to speak her mind!.
Save Rafe!, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that's not bad enough, Rafe's learned that he's going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion.
The worst years of my life, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct.
Ultimate showdown, James Patterson and Julia Bergen.
The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight- laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in. This title features more than 80 anecdotes from these dueling siblings, as well as dozens of fun-filled activities.
Puppy love, Rachel Renee Russell [with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell].
Nikki's diary is up to the month of May, and springtime is sure to bring more adorkable fun for Nikki and her friends Chloe, Zoey and Brandon!
Boy in heels, Kate Scott.
Joe and Sam have only one mission left to complete before Joe can finally ditch the dresses and stop pretending to be 'Josie'. Everything seems to be going according to plan until Joe's spy mum finds herself in need of body double quick! Will Joe be able to fool everyone disguised as his mum and be able to protect her?
School Ship Tobermory, Alexander McCall Smith.
Follow the exploits of the children who go to a most unusual school the sail-powered training ship Tobermory. When a film crew arrives in Tobermory Bay, Ben and Fee are invited to be extras. But their suspicions are soon aroused is the film crew genuine, or are they up to something sinister? Ben and Fee soon discover the truth when they uncover a dastardly plan masterminded by a South American businessman.
Hamish and the Worldstoppers, written and read by Danny Wallace.
What would you do if the whole world just stopped? Yes the whole world. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you. Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And it's being caused by The WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends The Terribles. They have a plan. They want to take our world for their own. Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on - you know now, don't you? Oh dear. Can Hamish save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell.
The trumpet of the swan, E.B. White
Louis is a Trumpeter Swan, but he has no voice. Though he is frightened when his father explains to him that he is different from the other cygnets, Louis is resourceful and determined. Leaving his wild and beautiful home, he finds a young human friend, Sam Beaver, who helps him learn to read and write. When he returns to his lake, Louis discovers his education isn't enough: the beautiful swan he loves, Serena, can't read his declarations of love, and he can't trumpet them. Louis's resolution to win the swan of his desire launches him on an adventure that will take him far from home and lead where fate, and love, have a few surprises in store.
Katy, Jacqueline Wilson.
Katy Carr is a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family. She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof, or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging ... But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident.
Little stars : a Hetty Feather adventure, Jacqueline Wilson.
Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes. Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby's show, alongside many colourful acts - including an old friend from Hetty's past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie - and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten. Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon - will Hetty become a true star?.
Rent a bridesmaid, Jacqueline Wilson.
Tilly can't believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly's favourite daydream, she's kitted out in the most beautiful bridesmaid dress, walking down the aisle behind a beautiful bride. The one wedding she'd really like to attend is her own mum and dad's. But as that's never going to happen, it's time for Tilly to make her own dream come true and put her bridesmaid services up for hire.
Farmyard fun.,
A fantastic collection of farmyard stories for kids.
The 65-storey treehouse, Andy Griffiths.
Andy and Terry's amazing 65-Storey Treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!.
Shaun the Sheep. Blast to the past, Martin Howard.
When the Flock's go-kart spins out of control and crashes, Mossy Bottom Farm has changed. The Farmer is much younger, the pigs are wearing nappies, and the cockerel is just a baby. It's clear to Shaun the Sheep that Bitzer and the Flock have travelled back in time! The young Farmer doesn?t know much about farming, and the farm is a mess. Can the animals teach the Farmer his job and then find a way to return to their own time?
Shaun the Sheep. Flock to the seaside, written by Martin Howard.
The Mossy Bottom sheep are at a sheepdog trial in a field by the seaside, but the Flock are determined to enjoy the beach instead. Can Bitzer and Shaun get them back to the field before the trial starts?
Shaun the Sheep. The flock factor, written by Martin Howard.
It's talent-show time on the farm, and all the roosters and chickens are flocking together in hopes of beating their rivals, the sheep. Meanwhile, Shirley, a sheep whose flair for singing is as large as her frame, has a big problem, a massive case of stage fright. Can Shaun the sheep convince his jittery friend to wow the mole judges and take home the prize?
Little Grey Rabbit's story treasury, Alison Uttley.
Since their first publication over eighty years ago, the Little Grey Rabbit stories have become classics of children's literature. Enjoy her adventures on this special audio collection.
Queen Sardine in kitten chaos, Kate Willis-Crowley.
When Ivy's friend Kei suggests that they camp out overnight, Ivy is nervous about sleeping outside in a dark garden. But brave Queen Sardine promises to keep guard outside their tent all night! As the camping sleepover looms Ivy starts to worry, though, and Queen Sardine is worried too: Big Molly has upset the other cats on Kipper Street by eating from their bowls and muttering to herself. Why is she behaving so strangely? Camping out is wonderful and the girls have great fun . . . until the campers are woken by frightening noises in the night. Her Majesty investigates, only to discover that Big Molly has given birth to four gorgeous kittens! One of them has wandered off and may have tumbled into the badger set. Is Queen Sardine brave enough to help find the lost kitten?
The Quentin Blake and John Yeoman collection, John Yeoman
A collection of gorgeous stories from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman.

Into Reading

Taking turns, text by Jennifer Beck.
The lucky grub, story by Gavin Bishop ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
Archie and George and the new bikes, James Brown.
Archie and George are identical twins. Archie is six minutes older than George. They look the same but are very different. Archie loves ball games and running and being outside. George loves drawing and reading and being inside. When Grandma and Grandad give the twins their very first bikes, Archie can't wait to have a go. George feels a bit scared but luckily Grandma is on hand to help!
I like cars, [text by Donna Bryant ; illustrations by Richard Hoit].
I like spinach, [text by Donna Bryant ; illustrations by Liz McIntosh].
Edward's favourite food is vegetables he even likes spinach!
Little Duck's walk, [text by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Val Biro].
The jumping competition, [text by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Jennifer Cooper].
Trucks, [text by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley].
High tide low tide, text by John Carr.
Fast and slow, text by John Carr.
How do they move?, text by John Carr.
How many scoops?, story by John Carr ; illustrations by Wayne Hovis.
It's for you, [text by John Carr ; illustrations by Jon Davis].
Melons, text by John Carr.
Monsters in my garden, text by John Carr.
The worst haircut in the world, [text by John Carr ; illustrations by Desideria Guicciardini].
What kind of day is today?, text by John Carr.
What on Earth is that?, [text by John Carr ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley].
What shall we call the kitten?, story by John Carr ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Who wears this?, text by John Carr.
Don't rock the boat, [story by Ruth Corrin ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic].
Will it stand?, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Sir Scatterbrain, the hopeless knight, Stephane Daniel ; illustrated by Christophe Besse.
Follow the adventures of Sir ScatterBrain the Hopeless Knight as he tries to find himself a Princess. He searches for a Princess to rescue but not everything goes to plan there are lots of knights to compete with! Then there's Ironmouth the Giant to defeat.
"Squeak," said the mouse, [text by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic].
Billy and the basketball, story by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Brian my mate, [text by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Clive Taylor].
Come and see the garden, [text by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley].
Fly baby bird, fly, [text by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Jim Storey].
My week, story by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Madeline Beasley.
Time for school, [text by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Jim Storey].
Under the table, story by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
Spottydoddils in space, illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Zolar and Zina : to the slop drop, illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Bear cubs, text by Tandi Jackson.
The sox fox, [text by Tandi Jackson ; illustrations by Nick Price].
The new pony, Heather Amery ; adapted by Rob Lloyd Jones ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; reading consultant, Alison Kelly.
There's a new pony at Old Gate Farm, but why does she look so sad? A heart-warming story of rescue and friendship for young children to enjoy.
Woolly stops the train, Heather Amery ; adapted by Rob Lloyd Jones ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; reading consultant, Alison Kelly.
Naughty Wooly had led the other sheep onto the train tracks! Now Poppy, Sam and Mrs. Boot have to get them home.
Jenny the Pony's new friends, Liz Kessler and Laura Tonge ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Amy's pony, Jenny, is lonely in her new stable yard, but soon finds some clever ways to make new friends. From fellow pony Peanut, to kittens, chickens and a family of baby sparrows there's always friendship to be found.
The party, text by Debbie Leeming ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic.
This is my head, text by Rowena Cory Lindquist.
Sarah loves to dance, [text by Judy Ling ; illustrations by Jennifer Cooper].
Someone ate our food, [text by John Lockyer ; illustrations by Jim Storey].
The balloon, [text by John Lockyer ; illustrations by Elizabeth Fuller].
Baby animals, text by Barbara Maxwell.
My big sister's computer, text by Barbara Maxwell.
My skeleton, [text by Clare Scott ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley].
Ooh! Aah!, [text by Clare Scott ; illustrations by Len Ebert].
Puppy playtime, [text by Clare Scott ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic].
All the King's Tights, Maudie Smith ; illustrated by Ali Pye.
Kit has an important new job; Keeper of the King's Tights. More than anything he wants to do his best, but with so many of the King's subjects in need of Kit's help, he finds himself in need of a little help himself.
And on my hand, story by Rosemary Stoppard ; illustrations by Elizabeth Fuller.
A story about Rebecca and the word "and'.
Listen to the egg, story by Alan Trussell-Cullen ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Emily loved yellow, [by Glenda Weston ; illustrations by Jennifer Lautusi].
Watch me! Watch me!, [text by Richard Wickens ; illustrations by Mrinal Mitra].
The thank you book, Mo Willems.
Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important.
Let's go out, written by Annemarie Young ; illustrated by Louise Redshaw.
Outdoor Fun is a series of four books at Pink Band 1A of the Start Reading programme. The stories follow the adventures of two children and their family as they explore the outdoors.


How to code in 10 easy lessons, Sean McManus.
By breaking this daunting subject down into the 10 'super skills' needed, young readers can to get to grips with computer coding, and build on their skills as they progress through the book.
Coding games in Scratch, Jon Woodcock.
Coding computer programs is one of the most valuable skills for anyone to have. Written for children with little to no coding experience,Coding Games with Scratch guides children through building platform games, puzzles, racers, and 3-D action games. Schools have incorporated computer coding into their curriculum, beginning as early as kindergarten to ensure students understand the languages and uses of computer coding. The step-by- step guides are simple and easy to follow with Minecraft-style pixel art. Children will learn essential coding skills while having fun and creating games to play with their friends. The many different styles and types of games are covered, such as classic and arcade games. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. Coding Games with Scratch empowers children to be creative and to have fun while teaching them practical real-life skills.
Coding projects in Scratch : [a step-by-step visual guide to coding your own animations, games, simulations, and more!], Jon Woodcock.
You can learn to create mind-bending illusions, crazy animations, and interactive artworks with this collection of Scratch projects! Woodcock shows you simple steps to becoming an expert coder, and helps you improve your coding skills so you can share games online.
Library services from birth to five : delivering the best start, Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock.
Following on from their ground-breaking first book, Delivering the Best Start, Rankin and Brock return to the subject of pre-school and early years library provision with contributions and case studies from innovators and experts around the world. There is a growing awareness of the significance of the first five years of life for intellectual, social and emotional development and early intervention is of political interest. This book provides knowledge and understanding about early language and literacy development and how young children become successful through enjoyable and meaningful experiences.
What do grown-ups do all day?, Virginie Morgand.
Featuring more than one hundred jobs and fifteen busy scenes, such as farm, hospital and school, this book gives children a fascinating insight into what grown-ups do all day. Explore fifteen diverse work places such as a farm, hospital, and school, then turn the page to find out what each person's job entails. Packed with detailed scenes and information, this is a sure-fire instant classic.
It's getting hot in here : the past, the present, and the future of climate change, Bridget Heos.
This hard-hitting look at climate change tackles the past, present, and future of global warming, examining the effects it's having across the world, the politics behind denial, and the ways in which we can all work to lessen the harsh effects of our warming world. Perfect for young environmentalists looking to learn about the ways in which we can take action against global warming.
Illegal animal traffickers, Nel Yomtov.
Many protected wild animals fetch a high price on the black market, whether because their body parts are desirable resources for making clothing and other products or because people want to keep them as pets. Readers will learn how criminals called animal traffickers obtain these species and transport them around the world, evading law enforcement organizations along the way. They will also find out how animal trafficking harms the environment and what people are doing to fight it.
The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Anderson ; illustrated by Vladyslav Yerko.
The tale describes the amazing adventures of Gerda, who goes off in search of her friend Kay after the Snow Queen takes him away.
Tree matters, illustrations by Gangu Bai ; text by Gita Wolf and V. Geetha from the oral narrative of Gangu Bai.
The Bhil people of central India are amongst the country's oldest indigenous communities. They have an intimate yet playful relationship with the natural world of animals, plants, trees and forests. All of them are part of their everyday environment. Gangu Bai, Bhil artist, brings this connection alive through a set of joyful paintings in her traditional style, based on her memories of growing up with trees. Her tales range from food, work and festivals to illness and childbirth. Her ecological wisdom is lightly held, yet it offers a profound lesson in sustainable everyday living.
The tinderbox, Hans Christian Andersen ; illustrated by Vladyslav Yerko ; [adapted by Karen Schader ; translated from Danish by Jean Hersholt].
With the help of a magic tinderbox, a soldier finds a fortune and pursues a princess imprisoned in a castle.
The weird and wonderful world of words, Charles Hope.
Words are wonderful. They can play tricks on the brain and trip up the tongue. They can be easy to spill yet difficult to spit out. They can cause magic and mayhem, pleasure and pain, and fun and frustration. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of words.
The Usborne first thousand words in Portuguese, Heather Amery ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; revised edition by Mairi Mackinnon ; picture editing by Mike Olley ; Portuguese language consultants, Richard Corell and Octavio Gameiro.
The classic Portuguese bi-lingual word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright, has been revised and updated to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key vocabulary. Incorparates the official new Potuguese spelling standards, to be applied from 2014. Incorporates the official, new Portuguese spelling standards to be applied from 2014.
My first book of Japanese words : an ABC rhyming book, Michelle Haney Brown ; illustrated by Aya Padron.
"My First Book of Japanese Words" is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Japanese language and culture through everyday words. The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Japanese language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals of "My First Book of Japanese Words" are multiple: to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Japanese speech; to introduce core elements of Japanese culture; to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds; and to show how, through cultural importation, a single word can be shared between languages. Both teachers and parents will welcome the book's cultural and linguistic notes, and appreciate how the book is organized in a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Kanji (when applicable), Kana, and Romanized form (Romaji). With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon be a part of the 125 million people worldwide that speak Japanese!
100 things to know about space, written by Alex Frith, Alice James, & Jerome Martin ; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nielsen.
Astronomers are discovering more and more information abut space, making the subject a very hot topic in schools and out of it. This fantastic book is full of genuine facts, answering all our space-related questions and prompting more along the way.
Monster dinosaurs, [illustrations by Sam and Steve Weston].
How were fossils formed? What did dinosaurs look like? Which was the smallest dinosaur? Step back in time and unearth some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered.were fossils formed? What did dinosaurs look like? Which was the smallest dinosaur? Step back in time and unearth some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered.
Whose eye am I?, Shelley Rotner.
This introduction to how humans and other animals see also includes an interactive game in which readers guess which eye belongs to which
Mysterious rainforests, [illustrations by Barry Coucher and Gary Hanna, Peter Bull Art Studio].
Which is the biggest snake? How many species of rainforest tree are there? Which creatures live high up in the canopy? Journey from the forest floor right up into the emergent layers of the rainforests home to the most diverse and exciting range of wildlife on the planet.
Extreme hunters, [illustrations by Steve Weston with additional artwork by Peter Bull Studio and Lee Gibbons].
How many teeth does a crocodile have? Which is the world's most poisonous animal? How do orcas hunt? Come face to face with the world's top predators on this unforgettable tour of nature's deadliest and scariest hunters.
The book of Australian birds, Charles Hope.
Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to animals that are not found anywhere else. Many of these are birds, and they are among the most recognisable creatures on Earth. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian birds.
Tooth by tooth : comparing fangs, tusks, and chompers, Sara Levine ; illustrations by T.S Spookytooth.
A playful picture book that will keep readers guessing as they find out how human teeth are like and unlike those of other animals.
Otters love to play, Jonathan London ; illustrated by Meilo So.
It's spring, and a litter of baby river otters emerges from a den to play! Follow the otters through the seasons as they chase one another, slide down a mudbank, jump in a pile of leaves, and learn to swim. Even while catching fish for their dinner or grooming themselves in the snow, otters love to play.
Special girl's business, written by Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart ; illustrated by Julie Davey.
This book has been written for girls with special needs including: intellectual and physical disability, communication disorder and autism. It takes a girl and her carer step by step through the process of managing periods. Information is presented simply, with clear pictures and limited text.
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie : the complete book of nautical codes, Sara Gillingham.
An introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling. Today's system of international maritime signal flags was developed in the 19th century, and is still used for communication between ships, or between ship and shore. Each flag, boldly coloured for visual distinction at sea, stands for a letter as well as a phrase relevant to seafaring. The resulting code is both beautiful and functional, inviting readers to code and decode messages of their own!
Space junk : the dangers of polluting earth's orbit, Karen Romano Young.
This book examines the proliferation of space debris in outer space and discusses methods of retrieving and disposing of the material.
Everything robotics, Jennifer Swanson with National Geographic explorer, Shah Selbe.
They fix spacecraft, dance, tell jokes, and even clean your carpet! From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics is all around you. This technology isn't just for science-fiction anymore it's real and more relevant than ever. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about robotics.
Inside of a dog : what dogs see, smell, and know, Alexandra Horowitz.
Do you want to know what dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you finally can. The answers will surprise and delight young readers as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.
Chronicles of the force, written by Adam Bray, David Fentiman, and Cole Horton.
This up-to-date companion to LEGO "Star Wars," contains detailed information about the latest sets and minifigures and is illustrated with extensive photography.
LEGO Ninjago : masters of Spinjitzu : character encyclopedia, written by Claire Sipi.
Completely updated and expanded to include the latest Lego Ninjago minifigures. An exclusive and fully-armed minifigure accompanies the hardcover binding. Meet every single Lego Ninjago character, including Kai ZX, the Ninja of Fire; learn about their weapons, the vehicles, the dragons and the exotic locations from the Ninjago universe. With story pages taking you through the events that shape the NINJAGO world, fact boxes on every page, and a Ninja file for each character.
How to make awesome comics : with Professor Panels and Art Monkey, Neill Cameron.
Become a comic master with this book! Learn how to invent awesome characters, tell thrilling stories and best of all, how to draw so you can make your very own awesome comic!
100 great children's picture books, Martin Salisbury.
This unashamed visual feast celebrates the best designed and illustrated picturebooks from around the world over the past one hundred years. Each book is a creation of genius and inventiveness, and their design and illustration represent such diverse trends as the Russian Constructivists, Italian Futurists, and Postwar Neo-romantics. They are also mirrors of their times, reflecting social concerns from a child's and family's perspectives throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century.
Cool action figures & dolls : crafting creative toys & amazing games, Rebecca Felix.
Kids can make their own fun with Cool Action Figures & Dolls! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind toys. Readers will create a Barbie Adventure Case, Twig Things, Found-Object Action Figures, Springy Sprites and more! Step-by-step photos, materials lists, and extra tips and tricks get kids started.
Cool board games : crafting creative toys & amazing games, Rebecca Felix.
Kids can make their own fun with Cool Board Games! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind board games. Readers will create Mini Magnetic Battleship, The Game of Your Life, Giant Outdoor Checkers and more! Step-by-step photos, materials lists, and extra tips and tricks get kids started.
Cool construction & building blocks : crafting creative toys & amazing games, Rebecca Felix.
Kids can make their own fun with Cool Construction & Building Blocks! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind toys. Readers will create LEGO Desktop, Mini Magnetic Blocks, Jumbo 2-D Bricks and more!
Cool doughs, putties, slimes & goops : crafting creative toys & amazing games, Rebecca Felix.
Kids can make their own fun with Cool Doughs, Putties, Slimes & Goops! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind toys. Readers will create Blubbery Bouncy Putty, Glow-in-the-Dark Galaxy Goo, Super Scented Play Dough and more! Step-by-step photos, materials lists, and extra tips and tricks get kids started.
Cool springy, slinky & stretchy projects : crafting creative toys & amazing games, Rebecca Felix.
Kids can make their own fun with Cool Springy, Slinky & Stretchy Projects! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind toys. Readers will create Water Balloon Bouncy Balls, Springy Spider Puppet, Slinky Yo-Yo and more! Step-by-step photos, materials lists, and extra tips and tricks get kids started. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
100 fun & easy learning games for kids : teach reading, writing, math and more with fun activities, Amanda Boyarshinov & Kim Vij.
Kids love to play, but they don't always love to learn. With 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids, turn playtime into an opportunity for your children to learn skills that will prepare them for school.
Under the sea picture puzzle book, written by Kirsteen Robson ; illustrated by Gareth Lucas ; designed by Ruth Russell.
Each page in this superbly illustrated book is teeming with underwater creatures and objects to spot, match and count, and hundreds of delightful details to talk about.
Olympic sport : whole muscle-flexing story, Glenn Murphy ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Are Olympic athletes born stronger and faster than the rest of us? Why do tennis rackets have strings? How do gymnasts balance on their hands? Why do hurdlers do the splits when they jump? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?, answers these and lots of other brilliant questions in this fascinating book about the science of sport. From running a marathon to beating your friends at basketball or being the bendiest gymnast around, find out everything you ever wanted to know about sports and games and what it is that makes athletes the best at what they do.
Everything sports, Eric Zweig with sports reporter Shalise Manza Young.
Introduces readers to the wide world of sports, providing information on how sports are played, the equipment used, how they were created, and competitions athletes can compete in.
Extreme parkour, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
Provides an introduction to parkour freerunning describing some of the basic moves including rolling, jumping and mounting.
Extreme tightrope, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
Extreme Tightrope presents the thrills and spills of this intriguing extreme sport. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
The story of the Olympics : the wacky facts about the Olympics and Olympic champions down the centuries!, Richard Brassey.
Records and reputations, cheats and champs, victors and venues here's the lowdown on the modern Olympic games, from bestselling author and illustrator, Richard Brassey. Updated to include Rio 2016. From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, this is packed with comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, plus amazing information and entertaining insight.
Extreme cave diving, Virginia Loh-Hagan.
Introduces the daring sport of extreme cave diving, including equipment, skills, dangers, and famous cave divers.
Timelines of world history, Jane Chisholm ; designed by Keith Newell [and 4 others] ; history consultant, Dr. Anne Millard ; managing designer, Stephen Wright ; illustrated by Susanna Addario [and 19 others] ; map illustrations by Jeremy Gower.
A gorgeously illustrated guide to the history of the world, from wars and revolutions to ground-breaking inventions, discoveries and artistic movements. With over 3,500 key dates from the Stone Age to the year 2000, organised geographically so readers can compare what was happening in different parts of the world.
Slinky innovators : the James family, Lee Slater.
In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the innovators of the Slinky, the James family. Follow the story from Richard James's childhood and engineering education at Penn State University where he married Betty Mattas to his naval engineering career at William Cramp & Sons and the accident with a tension spring that led to Slinky. The Jameses founding of the Spring and Wire Company and its success with Slinky, the company's foundering, Richard's departure, and later success under Betty's leadership using one of the nation's most recognizable product jingles. Learn how Slinkys are made, who came up with the name, the role of the movie Toy Story in Slinky's success, and about other Slinky products.
Elephant Man, Mariangela Di Fiore ; illustrated by Hilda Hodnefjeld ; translated by Rosie Hedger.
Based on the famous true story of Joseph Merrick, Elephant Man is an unforgettable tale about being different, finding happiness in even the hardest circumstances, and discovering beauty inside everyone.
The tomb of Tutankhamun : discover Egypt's greatest wonder, Stella Caldwell with illustrations by Somchith Vongprachanh.
The discovery of Tutankhamun's lost tomb and its glittering treasures ranks as one the most exciting archaeological discoveries ever made. With this ground-breaking book and accompanying free app, you can navigate your way around this amazing tomb in awesome 3-D. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and artworks, the book takes you on tour of the magnificent Ancient Egyptian world, while the app includes cutting edge graphics that let you explore the magnificent tomb.
Voices from the Second World War : witnesses share their stories with the children of today,
A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia.
Harry the History Hound's hysterical historical facts and jokes, Tracey Turner ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
This hysterical, historical joke book is full of hilarious jokes and illustrations based on characters that children will recognise throughout history. Featuring kings and queens, Romans, Victorians and many more, this terrific compilation of jokes will have children roaring with laughter!
London city trails, Moira Butterfield.
Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this Londoners are sure to learn new things about their very own city too!
New York city trails, Moira Butterfield.
Here's a book about New York that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through New York you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to New York, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover New York's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this New Yorkers are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out what's lurking in the pumpkin garden, why you might find cows underground, how eating hotdogs could make you rich and lots more!
William Bligh : a stormy story of tempestuous times, written by Michael Sedunary ; artwork by Bern Emmerichs.
William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times unpeels the layers of some of the most incredible circumstances in Australia's colonial history. Some people may have heard of the famous mutiny on the Bounty; others may have heard of the Rum Rebellion coup; but the details in and around these events are largely unknown and truly extraordinary. This is precisely what the latest book reveals. Beautifully written by Michael Sedunary and complimented with the stunning artwork of Australia's most prominent ceramic artist, Bern Emmerichs this is an exceptional book.

Older Fiction

Ms. Bixby's last day, John David Anderson.
Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.
Far from fair, Elana K. Arnold.
As far as twelve-year-old Odette Zyskowski is concerned, her parents have ruined her life by selling the house she and her younger brother have grown up in, getting an RV, and giving her some little mutt instead of the Labrador Retriever she wanted but as they travel north to see her grandmother, Odette becomes aware of an even more frightening problem: her parents may be on the verge of a divorce.
Princess between worlds : a tale of the wide-awake princess, E. D. Baker.
Just as Annie and Liam are busy making plans to travel the world, a witch shows up and gives them a collection of postcards from the Magic Marketplace. Each postcard gives Annie and Liam the opportunity to travel to exotic lands and far-flung kingdoms. What the witch doesn't give them are directions on how to safely return.
Nine, ten : a September 11 story, Nora Raleigh Baskin.
Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September
Lily Max : satin, scissors, frock, Jane Bloomfield ; illustrated by Guy Fisher.
"The adventures of schoolgirl Lily Max, who is obsessed with fashion, and whose greatest wish is to win her school's fancy dress ball".
Charlie and the war against the grannies, Alan Brough.
My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round. When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything (well apart from one thing), Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground. The grannies started it when I asked them about a paper round and they sprayed me in the face with rooster brand chilli sauce and made me think that I was dead. Hils and I decided to go to war with them but then I discovered one of the grannies had a glass eye and I wasn't sure if it was okay to go to war against someone with a glass eye but then I discovered that the granny with the glass eye could pinch bricks in half, turn her snot-covered hankies into deadly throwing weapons and possessed a truly terrible device called the Gnashing Gnet. It's all true. Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow up.
Bailey's story : a dog's purpose novel, W. Bruce Cameron ; illustrations by Richard Cowdrey.
When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple that sometimes bad things happen and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.
Sara lost and found, Virginia Castleman.
When their mother abandons them and their father ends up in jail again, ten-year-old Sara and her mentally troubled sister are thrust back into the foster care system.
Return to the Isle of the Lost : a Descendants novel, Melissa de la Cruz.
Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay have received threatening messages demanding they return home. They have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages, and something Evie sees in her Magic Mirror confirms their fears. Although Maleficent's just a tiny lizard after her confrontation with Mal, could she have found a way to escape? Mal and her friends determine to sneak back to the Isle to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Boy trouble at Trebizon, Anne Digby ; [illustrations, Lucy Truman].
It's a new year at Trebizon boarding school, and Rebecca is excited about seeing her friends and playing tennis. There's even a chance that she might be good enough to get into the county's junior squad. But then her friend Tish's brother is accused of stealing a car. The friends are determined to solve the mystery and clear his name, but it turns out that Rebecca's the only one who can help him and it might cost her the squad place that she wants so much.
More trouble at Trebizon, Anne Digby ; [illustrations, Lucy Truman].
It's the beginning of the spring term at Trebizon with more new freedoms, but not for poor Mara! Her tycoon father, convinced she's going to be kidnapped, has sent her back to school with a bodyguard. Mara's furious but could she really be in danger? When she suddenly disappears, her friends are bewildered. This looks like it could be their most challenging mystery yet.
A clatter of jars, Lisa Graff.
Children with magical Talents attend a summer camp, where nothing is what it seems.
When friendship followed me home : a novel, Paul Griffin.
Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.
The brightest stars of summer, Leila Howland ; illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim.
The Silver sisters return to Cape Cod in this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not Summer. Wedding bells are ringing on the Cape! It's summer again, and Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily are heading back to their beloved Pruet to help bride-to-be Aunt Sunny plan her big day. But cake and decorations aren't the only items on the girls' agenda this summer. Marigold can't wait to escape the embarrassment of being cut from one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters especially after she bragged to all her friends that she was in it. And Zinnie is trying her hardest to write a story good enough to gain her admittance into an elite writing program. She finds unexpected inspiration in Marigold's heartbreak over last summer's crush, Peter Pasque. Zinnie also meets her first boy-who-is-a-friend, a cute kid named Max. But when it becomes clear that Max has eyes for Marigold, Zinnie can't contain her hurt, and it leads her to betray Marigold in an unthinkable sister crime. With a wedding on the horizon and tension simmering between them, will the Silver sisters be able to overcome their hurt in time to give Sunny what she's already given them: a summer to remember?
Sunken forest, Des Hunt.
"Sent to live with his grandmother in Hastings after his father is jailed, Matt becomes the victim of bad friends and false accusations. Sent off on a military-style school camp to the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana, Matt again gets in trouble for something he didn't do, and is unjustly punished. Not allowed to join his school friends on their activities, he spends time alone down by the lake where he discovers a massive eel. Unfortunately, news gets out about the eel Matt has nicknamed Elsa, and the class bad-boy, Cameron, is determined to kill it. Matt is determined not to let him ... but then, following a night of torrential rain, catastrophe strikes the camp and Matt ends up saving Cam's life."--Publisher information.
Dead of night, Erin Hunter.
There is darkness at the heart of the Wild Pack. Whisper is dead and Storm is certain that his wounds could only have been inflicted by another dog. Storm doesn't want to believe that one of her Packmates could have done such a vicious thing. But as she wrestles with her suspicions in the light of the Sun-Dog, at night Storm is haunted by terrifying dreams visions of fear and shadows that guide her paws through the forest while she sleeps. Lucky believes a nearby group of foxes killed Whisper, and the rest of the pack is ready to take revenge. Storm can't stomach the idea of attacking foxes who must be innocent, but she can't blame another dog when she isn't even sure what she's doing on her midnight walks. All she knows is that her Packmates are seeing threats where there are none, while Lucky remains stubbornly blind to the real danger: there may be a traitor in their midst and it might be Storm herself.
In the realm of dragons, George Ivanoff ; [illustrations, James Hart].
You've always been obsessed with dragons. And when you find out there are legends about them near your school camp, you have to investigate. Soon, you stumble upon two strange-looking eggs it seems the tales are true! But will the dragons be friend or foe? Will you gain a powerful sidekick, or will you step into a perilous world of fire and ice?
Island of the sun, Matthew J. Kirby.
Desperately searching for the other Concentrators that are fatally disrupting Earth's orbit, Eleanor and her companions are labeled as terrorists by G.E.T. forces that would eliminate all but a few select people.
The mage of Trelian, Michelle Knudsen.
Apprentice Mage Calen shocked everyone when he disappeared apparently willingly with Krelig, the incredibly powerful and evil mage intent on forcing the world to submit to his rule. Krelig believes Calen will be the key to his victory and is training him to unlock his untapped magical power. Calen is desperate to escape but knows he must first learn as much as he can if there is to be any hope of defeating Krelig. In Trelian the war is going badly. As the mages prepare for their own deadly battle, Calen must find a way back to Trelian to stop Krelig before it's too late if those he left behind will forgive and trust him enough to let him come home at all.
The best worst thing, Kathleen Lane.
Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere, and she does not like it one bit, so she devises intricate ways of controlling her own world, and a larger, more dangerous plan for protecting everyone else.
The family Fletcher takes Rock Island, Dana Alison Levy.
Summertime brings the Fletcher Family back to Rock Island where the good times never end, but this summer the boys' favourite lighthouse is all boarded up and with the help from their new neighbours, the Garcia girls, the boys are determined to find out what is really happening with their lighthouse and saving it, no matter what the cost.
Gymkhana hijinks, Soraya Nicholas.
Poppy, Milly and Katie are back at Starlight Stables, preparing for their first big Pony Club competition, and they're not alone - a rival competitor arrives one day to train with them. All of a sudden, trouble seeks the girls out at every turn. Is it just coincidence? Or is someone trying to sabotage the three friends' chances of winning?
Pony detectives, Soraya Nicholas.
Poppy is thrilled to be back doing the one thing she loves, riding horses at Starlight Stables, especially when her aunt and uncle surprise her with her very own horse. But there's a catch - Poppy must look after the new scholarship girls. And something strange is happening around the local farms - horses are going missing. Will the bold, funny and troublesome Milly and shy, pretty and sensible Katie be a help or hindrance to Poppy achieving her Pony Club dreams? And will Poppy and the girls be able to find the missing horses?
Every single second, Tricia Springstubb ; illustrations by Diana Sudyka.
Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini's life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn't seem concerned; she's busy figuring out the best way to spend the "leap second" an extra second about to be added to the world's official clock. The only person who might understand how Nella feels is Angela, but the two of them have gone from being "secret sisters" to not talking at all. Then Angela's idolized big brother makes a terrible, fatal mistake, one that tears apart their tight-knit community and plunges his family into a whirlwind of harsh publicity and judgment. In the midst of this controversy, Nella is faced with a series of startling revelations about her parents, friends, and neighbourhood. As Angela's situation becomes dangerous, Nella must choose whether to stand by or stand up.
Paris for two, Phoebe Stone.
Twelve-year-old Petunia is used to living in the shadow of her fourteen-year-old half-sister, Ava, their mother's favorite, but now that the whole family has moved to Paris for a year, Pet finds herself stepping into the light, making new friends, uncovering secrets, and, inspired by the classic French dolls she has found, revealing an unexpected talent for designing dresses and her beautiful sister does not take it well.
Darkstalker, Tui T. Sutherland.
Long before the SandWing and the Dragonet Prophecy, Darkstalker, half NightWing and half IceWing, is hatched under the three moons born into a divided heritage, he is destined to become the most powerful and dangerous dragon Pyrhhia will ever know, and it will take the combined efforts of a SeaWing named Fatham and a NightWing seer named Clearsight to come up with a way to save all the kingdoms from his anger.

Picture Books

Lift and look garden, [illustrations, Simon Abbott].
See what's inside the watering can, who's underneath the hedge it's your own world of discovery! Meet the bees and birds who buzz and chirp. Lift the flap to see the frogs. Croak!
Douglas, you need glasses!, Ged Adamson.
After visiting the eye doctor, a near-sighted dog gets glasses.
Giraffes can't dance, Giles Andreae ; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.
Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right
The saddest toilet in the world, Sam Apple ; illustrated by Sam Ricks.
Danny would sit anywhere and everywhere: a comfy couch, a bean bag chair, his mom's lap, a playground swing. The one place Danny wouldn't sit? The toilet. When the pain of rejection becomes too much, the toilet does what any self-respecting toilet would do: He leaves home.
Rosie the Raven, Helga Bansch ; translated by Shelley Tanaka.
When the last egg in the ravens nest hatches, little Rosie, a girl, emerges who tries unsuccessfully to do whatever her feathered brothers and sisters do, but finally she realizes there are certain things that only she can do.
Mighty truck, written by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Troy Cummings.
When a muddy truck reluctantly gets a truck wash, he transforms into a superhero.
ABC : a walk in the countryside, Rosalind Beardshaw.
An alphabet book with a narrative feel double-page spreads and adorable characters take readers on a visual journey through a blustery spring day.
Papa Seahorse's search, Anita Bijsterbosch.
Papa Seahorse has lost one of his baby seahorses. He looks behind the coral, inside the shell and under the rocks. But he just finds lots of other animals. Can you count them? And can you find the tenth baby seahorse?
Mrs Dog, written by Janeen Brian ; illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall.
Mrs Dog was once a working farm dog, but now she is old and only chases shadows. Until one day, a tiny orphan comes into her life. This is a story about open paddocks, Beacky-Wings, and the bravery of a very small lamb called Baa-rah.
The airport book, Lisa Brown.
An exploratory journey through the airport.
Snail and Slug, written and illustrated by Denys Cazet.
When Snail and Slug decide to have a picnic, a mean banana slug demands they fork over their lettuce, but the pair of new friends find the courage to stand up to the bully.
Go to sleep, monster!, Kevin Cornell.
Getting George to sleep is a nightmare. But getting a monster to sleep? That's an adventure.
Daddies are awesome, Meredith Costain ; illustrated by Polona Lovsin.
An ode to fathers and all that they do with and for their kids, brought to life by puppy and daddy dog
Dear Bunny, written by Katie Cotton ; illustrated by Blanca Gomez.
A little girl writes to her bunny, telling him all the things she likes when they're together, from how he blows on her porridge to cool it down to playing in the park and holding hands at the zoo. As they adventure the world, they see big things, small things, creatures, colours and wonderful surprises wherever they go, but at the end, the little girl realises that the thing she loves most is her bunny! With a simple message about learning to be grateful for the things we have, most especially our loved ones, this is an ideal bedtime picture book.
Oh dear, what can the matter be?, P. Crumble ; illustrated by Simon Williams.
Oh dear, what can the matter be? Ten old ducks stuck in a lavatory. They were there from Sunday to Saturday. Nobody knew they were there. What do nine cranky bulls, eight plump chooks, seven blind mice and many more funny animal characters do when no-one is looking?
Homes : touch, think, learn, Xavier Deneux.
Experience a lighthouse by tracing its raised outline on one side and feeling the concave shape that reveals what's inside on the
The book of shapes, Sarah Dyer.
This is a first shapes book with a difference. The wonderful world of the talented Sarah Dyer is laid out in gorgeous organized chaos for the joy of young readers. Each page is scattered with objects that little ones will love pointing out and naming, including circle-shaped things (clock, frying pan, ladybird spots) and square-shaped things (window, building blocks, a cracker). Sarah's funky illustrations and playful sense of humour will see The Book of Shapes becoming an instant hit for toddlers and parents alike.
Chimpanzees for tea!, Jo Empson.
A silly, fun version of the game "telephone" in which a grocery list committed to memory goes playfully awry.
Buddy and Earl go exploring, Maureen Fergus ; pictures by Carey Sookocheff.
Buddy is just settling in for the night when Earl announces that he's going on a trip. Before buddy knows it, he and Earl are off on another grand adventure. While exploring the wilds of the kitchen, they see wondrous sights, make delicious discoveries and even encounter a couple of unusual monsters.
The dinosaur that pooped a rainbow!, Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter.
When Dino and Danny see a rainbow in the sky, they go through and name all the colours they can see. But soon they notice there is one important colour missing and Dinosaur is keen to help correct it.
The dinosaur that pooped Daddy!, Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter.
Count down from 10 to 1 with Danny and Dino as they look for Daddy's hiding place. But, wait, what's that rumbling in Dino's tummy?
What will Danny do today?, Pippa Goodhart & Sam Usher.
Danny has a busy day ahead of him. What will he eat? Who will he meet? This book lets you help Danny choose whether to have juice or jelly for breakfast, travel to school on the bus or in a spaceship, and create a robot or skyscraper in art?
Australia to Z, Armin Greder.
Juxtaposing words and images, the multi-award-winning author of The Island shines an uncompromising light on what it is to be Australian.
The Ricker Racker Club, Patrick Guest, Nathaniel Eckstrom.
To be in the Ricker Racker Club you have to be brave. You have to be kind. You have to not be a girl but some people are better than others at being both kind and brave.
Counting through the day, Margaret Hamilton & Anna Pignataro.
Counting Through the Day leads us gently from morning to night, counting everything from two sturdy feet to twelve dry sticks for the fire. The rhythmic verse and simple everyday pleasures both soothe and delight, and make this the perfect companion book to Margaret Hamilton and Anna Pignataro's bestselling B is for Bedtime.
Nobody likes a goblin, Ben Hatke.
Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton-leaving Goblin all alone! It's up to Goblin to save the day. But first he's going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins.
Terrible Tim, Katie Haworth, Laura Hughes.
Tim doesn't mean to be terrible, he just likes to draw ...and roar ...dash ...and splash. But at the end of a hectic day, he also loves to cuddle and snuggle!
The greedy goat, Petr Horacek.
Goat has had enough of eating grass. She wants to try something different the dog's food, the pig's potatoes and even the farmer's pants.
Chip, Kylie Howarth.
Chip, like most other gulls, is wild about chips. He likes fat chips, skinny chips, sandy or crunchy or soggy chips. But, most of all, he loves Joe's chips from Joe's Chip Van beside the sea. Chip, like most other gulls, can be a little intrusive on his search for chips. So, one day, Joe erects a sign near his van warning people not to feed the seagulls. Chip is devastated, so he plans a way to get back into Joe's good books, thus gaining access once more to his favourite food.
Cricket song, written and illustrated by Anne Hunter.
As crickets sing in the breeze, hunting owls watch over the bay, and sea otters doze on the tide, two children on different continents go
Bird and Bear and the very special day, Ann James.
Bird and Bear are the best of friends. When Bird takes Bear to the park for a very special day, there are so many things to do and see. They discover high and low, short and tall, and even big and small. But will Bear remember that it is Bird's birthday?
This is not a book, Jean Jullien.
This is not a book it's a laptop, a pair of hands to clap, a toolbox! Each spread of this book is actually something else entirely, challenging young readers to see things quite differently! Turning the page and finding a full-sized image of piano keys will invite children to swing the book on its side for imaginative play; turning the page again to find a monster with its mouth wide open will prompt children to use the book to chomp everything around them! The result stretches beyond the pages of this book, prompting readers to think creatively about other objects in their daily lives.
Book-o-beards : a wearable book, Lemke & Lentz.
A wearable board book with die-cut holes, which invite the reader to try out the six bearded masks.
The bunny burrow buyer's book : a tale of rabbit real estate, Steve Light.
A swiftly increasing family of rabbits explore prospective new homes in the forest dwellings of their animal
Finding wild, Megan Wagner Lloyd ; pictures by Abigail Halpin.
All the ways and places that wild exists in our world and where you can find it.
Baby wren and the great gift, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones ; illustrated by Jen Corace.
As she takes in the beauty of her canyon home, the tiny wren discovers what was waiting inside her all along her own beautiful gift.
The grumpy pets, Kristine A. Lombardi.
Billy is a grumpy boy who's not like the other kids. His mother takes him and his sister, Sara, to the animal shelter one Saturday in hope of cheering him up. But the pets he sees are too happy for his taste. Then he finds the grumpy pets.
Mama saurus, Stephan Lomp.
Babysaurus is looking for his Mamasaurus and meets different prehistoric animals along the way.
Ursa's light, Deborah Marcero.
One night Ursa the bear had an idea. An amazing idea. A wild idea. She was going to fly!
Life is magic, Meg McLaren.
Magician Monsieur Lapin is auditioning assistants and Houdini the rabbit is the obvious choice he loves magic and knows how to take care of everyone and everything in the theatre. So one night when things go wrong, Houdini tries to carry on with the show and unfortunately that spells rabbit-shaped disaster for his human magician.
Olivia loves Owl, David McPhail.
After enjoying a perfect autumn day together, Olivia and her stuffed toy friend Owl go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon.
Leo can swim, Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Ruth Hearson.
Baby Leo loves the water, so his father takes him to swim class with the other toddlers.
Kuwi's huhu hunt, Kat Merewether.
"Kuwi is a new mum with a very fussy chick. Will she ever find him any huhu to eat?".
Grumpy pants, words & pictures by Claire Messer.
Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over.
Peep inside dinosaurs, [written by Anna Milbourne] ; illustrated by Simona Dimitri.
Little children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes in the pages to find out where dinosaurs lived, what they ate and what happened to them.
Peep inside space, illustrated by Simona Dimitri ; [written by Anna Milbourne].
Peep inside this lift-the flap information book and explore the vast and wonderful universe. Drifting through the twinkling stars and visiting the moon, readers will feel like astronauts exploring the galaxy themselves.
Peep inside the castle, illustrated by Felicita Sala ; [written by Anna Milbourne].
Little children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes in the pages to explore various rooms, what they were used for and who by.
Peep inside the garden, [written by Anna Milbourne] ; illustrated by Simona Dimitri.
A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Lift the flaps and peep through the delicate laser-cut holes to discover a whole host of butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars, squirrels, frogs and other garden wildlife. A delightful information book for the very young.
Princess! Fairy! Ballerina!, Bethanie Deeney Murguia.
Playing indoors on a rainy day three little girls debate whether they should dress up as a princess, a fairy, or a ballerina.
Wild animals, illustrations by Neiko Ng.
From lions, elephants and monkeys to pandas, polar bears and kangaroos, Wild Animals is a large board book, with beautiful illustrations by Neiko Ng, jam-packed with amazing creatures. There are seven themed scenes jungle, safari, sea, mountain, forest, desert, snow and ice - with sturdy tabs for young children to find their favourite pages. Children can then explore the big scenes, find the animals and read the name labels in the panels. With a daredevil tourist to spot throughout as well, there is plenty here for parents and young ones to talk about and return to again.
Erin, story and pictures by Monette Pangan.
Erin, the youngest child in a large family, screams to receive attention--but when screaming no longer works, she decides that it's time to try something new.
Elliot, Julie Pearson, Manon Gauthier ; translated by Erin Woods.
Elliot's parents do not know how to take care of him. As Elliot moves from one foster home to another, his visits with his real parents leave him anxious and conflicted about where he wants to be. At last he finds stability with a new adoptive family.
Good night owl, Greg Pizzoli.
Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night's sleep.
Best frints in the whole universe, Antoinette Portis.
Yelfred and Omek of planet Boborp are best frints, even when they have disagreements.
Goodnight spaceman, Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Nick East.
Two space-mad little boys get ready for bed and say goodnight to their toy rockets, launch pads and planet mobiles, before being whisked away into space on an adventure beyond their wildest dreams.
Gary, Leila Rudge.
Any bird can find adventure. Even Gary. A story for birds who dare to dream.
Frankie the blankie, Jennifer Sattler.
When a fellow jungle mate suggests "blankies" are for babies, Doris the Gorilla tries to give her beloved blanket, Frankie, up, and then tries disguising
My dad at the zoo, Coralie Saudo, Kris Di Giacomo ; [translated from the French by Claudia Bedrick and Kris Di Giacomo].
On their trip to the zoo, a young son tries to reign in his rambunctious father who manages to lose his hat, spill his ice cream, and spend too much time in the souvenir shop.
Richard Scarry's planes.,
Animals board an airplane at the airport, fly stunt planes, watch jets flash by, play with kites and balloons, and pilot helicopters and blimps.
Crabbing with dad, Paul Seden.
Crabbing with Dad is a beautiful children's picture book debut from Darwin-based author and illustrator, Paul Seden. Aimed at a younger audience, children will love reading about the adventures of two small children as they go out in the boat with Dad to set crab pots in their secret spot. Sunscreen and life jackets on, they zoom off into the creek, passing other boats and people fishing along the way. It's a good tide to be on the water and they even come across Cousin Dan throwing his net as far as he can. Crab pots set, they all wait patiently and play games as they guess what fish could be swimming under their boat. When it's finally time to check the crab pots, the adventure begins as they pull up a big, angry crab! Dad teaches the children how to handle the crabs very carefully so they don't get nipped!
Allis the little tractor, Sophie Siers ; illustrated by Helen Kerridge.
"This is the story about a little tractor. Her name is Allis and she was once the most important tractor on the farm. When a bigger tractor arrived she was driven under the trees and forgotten. That was until Toby discovered her and brought her alive in his imagination".
Baby animal friends, [written by Dawn Sirett].
Rhyming text and colour photographs invites young readers to meet some friendly baby animals.
Baby touch your nose!, [written by Dawn Sirett].
Rhyming text and colour photographs invite young readers to imitate the actions shown on each page.
How many sleeps 'til my birthday?, Mark Sperring ; illustrated by Sebastien Braun.
Meet Daddy Grizzle and Little Pip. Psst, Daddy Grizzle, wake up! wake up! I think it's my birthday. Like every small bear, Little Pip can't wait till his birthday! How will his Daddy Grizzle explain just how many sleeps there are to go?
Beachy and me, Bob Staake.
It's summertime, but Pixie Picklespeare is lonely on the tiny island she lives on with her family until one day when she makes friends with a whale!
Emily, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith.
When Emily the Stirling Single engine first arrived on Sodor, not everyone was friendly to her. Then Emily showed how Really Useful she could be, when she saved an engine and braved the Black Loch Run! Now Emily is a member of the famous Steam Team.
Flynn, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
Fiery Flynn is the fastest fire engine on Sodor! He can travel on a track or roll on the roads. But one day Flynn wobbled with worry he had forgotten how to use his road wheels! How would he race to the rescue now?
Gordon, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies.
Gordon the Big Engine always thought that he knew best. But when his whistle wouldn't stop blowing one day, the other engines teased him. Gordon didn't feel quite so grand, after that!
Toby, [written by Emily Stead] ; based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith.
Toby the Tram Engine worked in a seaside town. Toby felt sad because people said he and his coach, Henrietta, were too old-fashioned. Then one day someone special took a ride with Toby and Henrietta, and saw how Really Useful the railway pair could be.
Funny faces, [graphics and text by David Stewart].
This striking and stylish board book features bold black and white images of funny and friendly faces designed to fascinate
Robots, [graphics and text by David Stewart].
This striking and stylish board book features bold black and white images of robots designed to fascinate children.
There's a tiger in the garden, Lizzy Stewart.
When Grandma says she's seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn't believe her. She's too old to play Grandma's silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens. So even when Nora sees butterflies with wings as big as her arm, and plants that try and eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there's absolutely, Definitely no way there could be a tiger in the garden. Could there?
Clarrie's pig day out, written by Jen Storer ; illustrated by Sue deGennaro.
A very funny picture book about farmer Clarrie who gets his worms, no! his words, mixed up. Clarrie is a farmer who loves his chickens and his dog, Bert. Clarrie also gets his worms, no! he means his words, mixed up. So when Clarrie and Bert head out in his jar, whoops, he means car, it turns out to be a day filled with fun and surprises. Young children will love seeing how Clarrie mixes up his words and will enjoy correcting them, as well!
Don't wake up Tiger!, Britta Teckentrup.
Tiger is fast asleep, but oh dear! She's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea and, holding his balloon, he floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse and Stork, but it will be tricky for them all to get past without Tiger noticing! It's a good job that the reader is there to help keep Tiger asleep, isn't it? But where exactly are they going with all those big shiny balloons? Do you think it might be someone's birthday? Can you guess who?
Nara and the island, Dan Ungureanu.
Nara lives with her father on a tiny island and dreams of visiting the island across the waves. So when she gets the opportunity to visit the mysterious island, an amazing adventure unfolds.
Goose on the farm, Laura Wall.
Sophie and Goose go on a class trip to the farm. Soon Goose feels left out and sets out on his own. He meets many new animals along the way, but it's not quite the same as being with Sophie until Baaaa! Has Goose made a new friend?
Fish, Liam Francis Walsh.
A boy and his dog embark on what is clearly not an ordinary day of fishing.
Introducing teddy : a story about being yourself, Jessica Walton ; illustrated by Dougal MacPherson.
Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. Whether it's riding a bike, playing in the tree house, having a tea party or all of the above, every day holds something fun to do together. One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas the Teddy is sad, and Errol can't figure out why. Then Thomas the Teddy finally tells Errol what Teddy has been afraid to say: 'In my heart, I've always known that I'm a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly.' And Errol says, 'I don't care if you're a girl teddy or a boy teddy! What matters is that you are my friend.' A sweet and gentle story about being true to yourself and being a good friend, Introducing Teddy can also help children understand gender identity.
Lottie Potter wants an otter, Jeanne Willis & Leonie Lord.
When little Lottie Potter goes to Trotter's Otter shop to buy a new pet, she certainly doesn't expect to find quite so many kinds. There are spotty otters, potty otters, snotty otters and tangled-in-a-knotty otters to name but a few! But what will she do when the otter she chooses turns out to be a rotter? A side-splittingly funny, fast-paced rhyming romp that's a joy to read out loud again and again!
Secret Agent Man goes shopping for shoes, Tim Wynne-Jones ; illustrated by Brian Won.
Secret Agent Man (S.A.M.) needs new shoes. His mum er, sidekick, K takes him shopping. But the mission will be dangerous. To start with, Shoe Store Man looks shifty. Search him, says S.A.M. With the help of a Team of Expert Spies and keen observation skills, will Sam find that his brand-new tiger-striped shoes bring him a new superpower and that he can now tie his own shoelaces?

World Languages

Taste = Chang : English-Chinese, [original Turkish text written by Erdem Secmen ; translated to English by Alvin Parmar ; adapted by Milet ; illustrated by Chris Dittopoulos].
Xiao ba zhang tong hua. 1, Zhang Qiusheng zhu.
Wo zhang da le = Grow up!, (Mei) Nina Landeng hui bian ; Zhang Fang yi.
Wan ju : baby zao jiao 0-2, [Chen Changhai zhu bian].
Wan an, qi e, Qianzhao Tai wen tu ; Xiao Han yi.
Jobs = Zhi ye, [designed by Hakan San Bortecin].
Illustrations captioned in English and Chinese present various occupations.
Wo de ma ma = Okaasan wane..., Aoye Liangzi wen tu ; Xiao Han yi.
Mai fu he 99 ge bao bao, Xin shi zhu hui.
Hana to shonen shi, kibo, Daisaku Ikeda ; Illustration by Okumura, Kayoko.
Wanda = Wonder, R. J. Parashio saku ; Nakai Haruno yaku.

Younger Fiction

Hangem High School, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by Alex Lopez.
Monsters Like Us follows the whacky adventures of the monstrous three as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Hangem High School, Sam arrives at his new school and is keen to make a good impression without losing his head. Clogger and his cronies have other ideas and are determined to shake things up for Sam. Can Lin and Danny come to the rescue of the weird new kid, and keep him in one piece on his first day?
Dorrie and the dreamyard monsters, Patricia Coombs.
Meet Dorrie the Little Witch in this brand-new hardback edition of a much-loved magical classic. The perfect gift for all Dorrie fans. The Dream Witch has run out of magic potion, so Dorrie and everyone else in Witchville are having nightmares about purple monsters. Can Dorrie help the Dream Witch to banish the nightmare monsters?
Dorrie and the play, Patricia Coombs.
Dorrie surprises her mother, the Big Witch, and Cook by putting on a play with her cat, Gink. But Dorrie accidentally ruins her mother's costume for the Fancy Dress ball that evening. Will Dorrie be able to come up with a winning plan for a new costume in time?
Out, Angela May George, Owen Swan.
I'm called an asylum seeker, but that's not my name. A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey by boat to seek asylum. Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life. Touching story about starting a new life and the strength of the human spirit. Timely and sensitive discussion of what drives people to become refugees and the challenges they face.
Steamboat school : inspired by a true story : St. Louis, Missouri: 1847, Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Ron Husband.
In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.
Life according to Dani, written by Rose Lagercrantz ; illustrated by Eva Eriksson ; [translated by Julia Marshall].
Dani is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world. They play all day long. They build huts, fish, and spy on wild animals. The go swimming five, six, seven times a day. But one day visitors arrive and Dani isn't sure her life is happy any more. Luckily she has Ella to get life back to the way it should be - life according to Dani.
Ida, always, Caron Levis and Charles Santoso.
A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York's Central Park Zoo.
Clara : the (mostly) true story of the rhinoceros who dazzled kings, inspired artists, and won the hearts of everyone while she ate her way up and down a continent!, Emily Arnold McCully.
A rhinoceros tours Europe in the mid-18th century and becomes a sensation based on a true story.
The tale of the Anzac tortoise, text by Shona Riddell ; illustrations by Matt Gauldie.
"Matthew and Marama are playing in their back garden when they spot a hole in the hedge. Crawling through, they discover a tortoise with an epic story of soldiers, nurses, war, sacrifice, and kindness".
The journey, Francesca Sanna.
With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.
My life in pictures, written and illustrated by Deborah Zemke.
When budding artist Bea Garcia's best friend moves to Australia and a loud, rambunctious boy moves into her old house, Bea must learn to make new friends.