New Titles Children’s October 2016 (arrived in September 2016)

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The jungle book, directed by Jon Favreau.
Mowgli is a boy who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. When the wolves hear that the fierce man-hating tiger Shere Khan has returned, they decide to send Mowgli to a local "man tribe" for his own safety. With the help of Bagheera the wise panther and the happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, Mowgli meets and befriends many jungle animals as he makes his way to the village.
The storm leopards, Holly Webb.The storm leopards
A warrior's tail, directed by Max Fadeev.
A fairytale about a grand life journey of a 10-year old boy Savva devoted to help his Mom and fellow village people to break free from the vicious hyenas.
April and the extraordinary world, a film by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci.
A family of scientists is on the brink of a powerful discovery when a mysterious force suddenly abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Years later, April carries on her family's research in secret with her cat, Darwin, but soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered airships, and cyborg rat spies!
When a spaceship crashes into the farmhouse, it's up to Cluck, Charlie and their pals to save the barnyard and perhaps the universe. After their new alien pal Magic is nabbed by the "fowlest" of villains; Angelina, calls the critters of the barnyard into action to save Magic and the farm's food supply.
Open season 2, directed by Matthew O'Callaghan, Todd Wilderman.
Elliot and Boog find themselves on another adventure. After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot's road to the alter takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners. Boog, Elliot, McSquizzy, Buddy and the rest of the woodland creatures launch a full-scale rescue mission for their sausage-shaped friend and soon find themselves in enemy camp. Led by a toy poodle named Fifi, the pets do not plan to let Mr. Weenie go without a fight.
Scooby-doo and WWE. Curse of the speed demon, director, Tim Divar.
It's pedal to the metal as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the gang team up with the superstars of WWE in this hi-octane, all-new original movie! When Scooby and Mystery Inc. visit an off-road racing competition, it's not long before strange events start to occur. A mysterious phantom racer, known only as Inferno, is causing chaos and determined to sabotage the race. It's up Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and their new driving partner, The Undertaker, to save the race and solve the mystery.
Shrek the halls [videorecording (DVD)], directed by Gary Trousdale.
After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they will remember and with no clue how to plan anything for the holidays, Shrek is forced to take a crash course in the holiday. Just when he thinks he has everything for their quiet family Christmas just right, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Gingy and the rest of the gang decide to crash the party.
The angry birds movie, directed by Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis.
On an island populated entirely--or almost entirely--by happy, flightless birds, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Tom & Jerry. Back to Oz, directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone.
Having captured the Good Witch, the Gnome King and his army are wreaking havoc throughout Oz and need but one item to take control of The Emerald City, Dorothy's ruby slippers! It's up to our favourite cat and mouse duo to team up, go back to Oz and save the land they love.
Wallace & Gromit : the collection.,
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit - the Academy Award-winning claymated pair have specially re-mastered all four of their smashing half hour specials in this complete collection!
Christmas v.1, Petite Music Box.
Fun fun fun!, the Wiggles.
Get ready to have some Fun, Fun, Fun! with a selection of our favourite episodes from season 2 of Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Prepare to solve a mystery with "Captain's Lost Hornpipe", practice your rhyming with "Lachy's Rhyme Time" and have fun with reading in "Emma's Reading Challenge" as well as many more fun-filled episodes! Join Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon as they sing, dance and play their way through the day with some of their favourite episodes. We guarantee you'll have Fun, Fun, Fun!
Musicbox 2016 : a selection of songs from the New Zealand Children's Music Awards 2016.,
Musicbox is a selection of Aotearoa's finest children's music made up of the top entries to the 2016 Apra Best Children's Music Song Award.
LEGO Nexo knights. Season 1, volume 2.,
"The battle continues in the high tech Kingdom of Knighton! The King's Jester has stolen the strange talking Book of Monsters. Using its evil magic, he summons an army of dangerous Lava Monsters and attacks. It is up to the brave but inexperienced Nexo Knights to come to the rescue".
Play School. Famous friends.,
A star-studded line up celebrating 50 years, featuring celebrity covers and stories! Open wide, come inside, it's Play School. Young and old alike will enjoy this exciting collection of celebrity guest presenters. These mini-episodes feature a star-studded line up of popular Australian personalities turning their hand at being a Play School presenter, entertaining viewers with a familiar Play School song or story. The Play School Famous friends are : Adam Goodes, Annabel Crabb with Leigh Sales, Architecture in Helsinki, Benita Collings with Don Spencer, Bernard Fanning, Carrie Bickmore, Costa Georgiadis, Dan Sultan, Emma Wiggle ...
Postman Pat. Tricky transport day.,
Come along with Postman Pat on his delivery route as he delivers the post through the valley of Greendale. In these episodes, it's a snowy day and Pat's van breaks down and he finds himself borrowing all sorts of different vehicles to finish his postal round. Will he finish on time? Rest assured Pat will find a way - as Postman Pat never gives up!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang over the Moon, Frank Cottrell Boyce.
The Tootings are struggling to find and collaborate with Chitty's builders, the Potts family, when a fiendish criminal kidnaps Little Harry and steals the magical car.
Mr. Baboomski and the wonder goat, Richard Joyce
Tom's life takes a turn for the worse when his Dad ups sticks and moves them to Trefuggle Bay. But things get interesting when he meets two unusual new friends. Parked in an old caravan at the end of a cliff, live two legends of the Escorvian circus. The amazing Berto Baboomski and his performing goat Zoltan. Berto may be a crazy-looking nutcake with a bonkers moustache, but he's full of circus wisdom - which he passes onto Tom, along with a few tricks. Soon Tom's new found circus skills are put to the test as he, Berto, and Zoltan put on a show-stopping performance in order to save the town from some truly fishy goings on. As Berto would say 'This skaboonky story will have you cheerzing like a nutcracker!'
Goblins vs dwarves, Philip Reeve.
The heroes of GOBLINS continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishing mysteries to be solved.
Strawberry crush, Jean Ure.
When Maya falls off her bike and into the arms of Jake Harper, her cousin Mattie thinks the crush that follows will be as short-lived as the rest - especially as Maya is a Year 8 nobody and Jake is a Year 12 god. Mattie's pretty sure that Jake's taken, anyway. But if Jake's got a girlfriend then why does he keep offering Maya lifts around town? And why does Maya accuse Mattie of being jealous of her? Perhaps there's more to this crush than meets the eye...
Play school. 50th anniversary collection.,
In celebration of fifty years of Play school join a host of much-loved Play school presenters as they bring to life stories from the BAV TV programme. This fun-filled collection includes lots of songs which young children will love to sing along with!
The 78-storey treehouse, Andy Griffiths.
Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Sir John the (mostly) brave ; &, Cap'n John Smith the (slightly) fierce, Johhny Smith.
My name is JOHN SMITH. Dad says with a name like John Smith no one will EVER make fun of you. Mum says I'm 'one in a MILLION'. But just because I got what my sister calls 'the most BORING name in the history of names..,.' do not judge a book by its cover. My life is ANYTHING but boring! But here's this thing you should know: I have this massive, massive, MASSIVE secret. I can travel into other worlds and go on AMAZING adventures.'

Into Reading

The hungry donkey, Heather Amery ; adapted by Anna Milbourne ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright.
Ears the donkey is hungry and she causes mayhem at the farm show! Young children will love finding out what happens in this charming short story, especially written for new readers.
Camping out, Heather Amery ; adapted by Susanna Davidson ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright ; reading consultant, Alison Kelly.
Poppy and Sam decide to go on a camping trip, but Daisy the cow wants to join in too.
Tuck & Noodle : monster agents, Karyn Gorman ; illustrated by Michael Emmerson.
Tuck McLane is not afraid of anything and especially not monsters in fact he wants to help them! He joins up with a friendly monster named Noodle to create The Monster Agency!
Snail & Worm, written & illustrated by Tina Kugler.
Snail and Worm are best friends who support each other during a silly game of tag, through Snail's adventure up a flower stalk, and when Worm's pet goes missing.
What this story needs is a munch and a crunch, Emma J. Virjan.
Join Pig and her friends in another fun read-aloud adventure as they figure out a way to keep the picnic fun and games going, even with a little rain. But just as the outdoor fun and games get started, a thunderstorm rolls in and it turns out what this story really needs is another place to eat!


100 things to know before you grow up, Lisa M. Gerry.
Provides tips, tricks, and skills to help young readers take control of their lives and make the journey to adulthood fulfilling.
Trains : railways, tunnels, signals, diesel, steam with 10 easy-to-do experiments and 230 exciting pictures, Michael Harris and Steve Parker.
Presents the history of rail travel, including how developing railways changed the world, how science has made trains faster and safer, and shares instructions on building a model train and track.
He aroha pumau tetahi ki tetahi : he korero mo Matariki, he mea whatu, whakatauira hoki e Xoe Hall.
The loving embrace of Ranginui and Papatuanuku keeps the land in constant darkness. When their children discover there is light beyond their parents love, chaos is unleased and the stars of Matariki are created. Based on the traditional story.
Rhyme & Reo. At the zoo : a fun way to learn te reo Maori, Jessica Ngatai ; illustrations by Ella Watson.
A fun way to learn te reo this book helps the user to learn the Maori names of animals, and kupu maori to describe them. Translations are provided on each page with tips on pronunciation. The Rhyme & Reo series is about building skills and confidence, and supporting children, parents and teachers to learn and enjoy te reo together.
Natural world : a visual compendium of wonders from nature, Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley ; illustrated by Owen Davey.
A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. "Natural World" explores and explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts. Discover how nature is interconnected by following the arrows that link to charts on related topics throughout the book.
Edible colors, Jennifer Vogel Bass.
This title presents photographs of vegetables that explore a variety of colours, and common or unusual fruits and vegetables.
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, Dougal Dixon.
Readers' imaginations will be fired on every page with this wonderful single-volume dinosaur book. It is arranged chronologically, looking at amazing dinosaurs from all around the world that were alive during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Ocean animals : who's who in the deep blue, Johnna Rizzo with an introduction by Sylvia Earle.
Swim with sharks! Dive with dolphins! Stroll the beach with penguins! Young readers will joyfully immerse themselves in this awesome adventure at sea, in which stunning National Geographic photos reveal hidden worlds of action and beauty.
Whisker the kiwi chick, written by Narine Groome ; illustrated by Caroline della Porta.
A digger crushes a kiwi nest, but fortunately the egg and chick are rescued and taken to a bird nursing team in Rotorua at Rainbow Springs stream Kiwi Encounter. The chick, who is given the name Whisker is looked after and cared for, and taken to Motu Creche, which is a small, predator-proof enclosure with a safety fence where kiwi are looked after by volunteers. Once Whisker is strong enough he is eventually released back into the wild at a place called Whinray Scenic Reserve (which is near his first home at Paparangi). Based on a true story. Includes factual information about kiwi.
Orangutan orphanage, written and photographed by Suzi Eszterhas.
Invites readers inside the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, operated by Orangutan Foundation International, in the South Pacific jungles of Borneo. It explores why baby orangutans become orphaned and the process of healing and rehabilitating them for return to the wild. It also highlights the people who work at the rescue center and how they aid the animals.
Where do babies come from?, [illustrated by Christine Pym ; designed by Suzie Harrison ; written by Katie Daynes ; edited by Jane Chisholm].
A delightful way for young children to discover where babies come from from baby humans to kittens, caterpillars and kangaroos. Young children can lift the flaps to find out how babies are made, when they are born, what new babies need and how they grow. A charming, age-appropriate introduction to the facts of life to share with young children.
The ultimate DreamWorks cookbook, [authors, Edda USA editorial team, Cynthia Littlefield and Judy Katschke ; photographer,].
Have you ever wondered about the secret ingredient in Mr. Ping's noodles? Do you know how the Croods cook their dinner or how the penguins get their bellies filled? In the Ultimate DreamWorks Cookbook you can find the answers to all of these questions, and many more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts, all are featured in this fun and nutritious cookbook from DreamWorks.
Fantastic faces to paint yourself! : become a pirate, a ghoul, a spotty dog, and more, Thomasina Smith.
This book lets you become a pirate, a ghoul, a spotty dog, and more. Features: 25 fantastic disguises to turn you into the zaniest characters become an alien, paint on your sports kit and even become a birthday present.
Gymnastics, Paul Mason.
Discover everything you need to know about gymnastics from training to competing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you more about the world's greatest gymnasts.
See inside the world of Shakespeare : with over 70 flaps to lift, [Rob Lloyd Jones] ; illustrated by Barry Ablett.
Travel back 400 years to visit rowdy playhouses and royal palaces and discover Shakespeare's tales of doomed princes and mischievous fairies causing trouble. With over 70 flaps to lift and lively illustrations, this book brings to life the world of Shakespeare and his best-loved works from Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Older Fiction

Thornghost, Tone Almhjell.
When strange things start happening in the woods around Niklas's home, he and his lynx sidekick travel to another realm to save their world.
Skyborn, Lou Anders ; illustrations by Justin Gerard.
Thianna and Karn's quest to retrieve the Horn of Osius takes them to Thica, where the two heroes try to overthrow the queens by beating them at their own game.
The girl who drank the moon, Kelly Barnhill.
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest.
The wolf's boy, Susan Williams Beckhorn.
Marked as tabat the unlucky one Kai and his wolf, Uff, must brave the long winter together and learn what it takes to survive.
Battle of the bands, Jen Calonita ; illustrated by Kristen Gudsnuk.
Twelve-year old Mackenzie "Mac" Lowell accompanies her favorite boy band, Perfect Storm, on another road trip and chronicles her experiences on tour.
Mission Atomic, Sarwat Chadda.
Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, are running out of time. An exiled Cahill known as the Outcast has already re-created three of history's worst disasters, and he's saved the worst for last.
Sticks & stones, Abby Cooper.
Twelve-year-old Elyse has a rare genetic disorder makes the words other people say about her appear on her body.
Moo, Sharon Creech.
Follows the efforts of twelve-year-old Reena, who has recently moved to rural Maine, to adjust to a new environment while unexpectedly bonding.
Where are you going, baby Lincoln?, Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected trip?
Sea spell, Jennifer Donnelly.
Astrid must confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon, while Sera and her Black Fins train goblin troops for battle against her uncle Vallerio's death riders.
This is not a werewolf story, Sandra Evans.
This is the story of boarding school student Raul, who waits for sunset and the mysterious, marvelous phenomenon that allows him to go ...
Mouseheart. Vol. 3, Return of the forgotten, Lisa Fiedler with illustrations by Vivienne To.
Althought Felina the cat queen is gone, the subway tunnels are still dangerous, not only because of Hopper's rogue brother Pup and his arachnid companion Hacklemesh, but also due to a secret Firren has been hiding that worries her more than the disappearance of her daughter, Hope.
Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not growing up, Tommy Greenwald ; illustrations by J.P. Coovert.
As graduation day approaches, Charlie Joe is starting to realize being a kid isn't so bad.
I am drums, Mike Grosso.
A single-minded twelve-year-old drummer, challenged by her school's budget cuts and her family's financial woes, must find a way to keep her dreams of drumming alive.
Full of Beans, Jennifer L. Holm.
Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.
The most frightening story ever told, Philip Kerr.
Scary-story enthusiast Billy Shivers helps out when the Haunted House of Books threatens to go out of business.
The secret sea, Barry Lyga.
Zak is standing on the subway platform when the tunnel starts to fill with water. He sees it before anyone else; a voice only he hears warns him to run. His friends Moira and Khalid believe this is more than a premonition, and soon all three find themselves in an alternate universe that is both familiar and seriously strange. As Zak unravels the mystery behind the voice, he faces decisions that may mean the end of their world at home if they can even get home!
Vault of shadows, Jonathan Maberry.
Milo must choose between risking his life to save both the human and magical universes or to live and save only his own.
Curse of the boggin, D.J. MacHale.
When supernatural phenomenon start following Marcus O'Mara around, he discovers a key that leads to The Library, a place where all the stories of the living and dead are kept that will help him and his friends solve a terrifying mystery.
Furthermore, Tahereh Mafi.
Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities.
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the whatever cure : a Missy Piggle-Wiggle book, Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell ; illustrated by Ben Hatke.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has left her Upside-Down House and the animals that live there in the care of her twenty-something niece, Missy. Luckily for the town's families, Missy Piggle-Wiggle is capable of concocting the same sort of inventive cures for bad behaviour that made her aunt an indispensable community resource.
The Candymakers and the great chocolate chase, Wendy Mass.
It has been a few months since the nationwide New Candy Contest, and Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their regular lives. But when the winning candy bar comes down the conveyor belt at the Life Is Sweet candy factory, Logan realizes something's very wrong. When the Candymaker announces that they will be going on tour to introduce the new candy bar, the four friends see this as an opportunity to make things right.
The inside job : (and other skills I learned as a superspy), Jackson Pearce.
Together with his friends, twelve-year-old Hale, an overweight and non-athletic double agent against SRS, the corrupt spy organization he was raised in, travels to Switzerland to destroy the SRS bank account.
The gathering, Dan Poblocki.
Poppy Caldwell is an orphan who keeps seeing a figure standing behind her in the mirror at the group home where she lives, but she does not associate this ghost with the letter that mysteriously appears in her file, claiming to be from a long-lost aunt, and inviting her to Larkspur House and she is just one of five children who find themselves gathered in this strange house with a deadly past, and apparently no intention of letting the children escape.
Framed! : T.O.A.S.T. mystery, James Ponti.
In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret help thwart the biggest art heist in United States history.
As brave as you, Jason Reynolds.
When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires literally.
The sands of Shark Island, Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh.
After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals from the sea around the Scottish island of Mull, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life on board School Ship Tobermory.
Things too huge to fix by saying sorry, Susan Vaught.
A family mystery leads Dani Beans to investigate the secrets of Ole Miss and the dark history of race relations in Oxford.
Rise of the robot army, Robert Venditti ; illustrated by Dusty Higgins.
Reluctant superhero Miles Taylor battles an army of deadly robots, but struggles to dominate eighth grade at Chapman Middle School, where bullies and unrequited love await.
Sting : it takes a crook to catch a crook, Jude Watson.
March and Jules are teenage twins, following in their father's footsteps as jewel thieves, but when their latest job goes wrong they end up with one jewel, a sapphire called the Morning Star, one of three cursed jewels and the only way they can break the curse is to elude the FBI, Interpol, and a gang of international criminals, find the other two jewels, and reunite them.
The haunting of Falcon House, written by Prince Lev Lvov with pictures drawn in his own hand ; translated from Russion by Eugene Yelchin.
In 1891, twelve-year-old Lev Lvov travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to assume his duties as Prince, but must first use his special gift to rid the House of Lions of a ghost.

Picture Books

Faces is part of Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch range. It contains a range of bright, happy characters and faces in high-contrast black, white and yellow colours to help stimulate a baby's developing eyesight from birth. There is also a mirror at the end for babies to smile at their own reflection.
Moomin's peekaboo adventure : a lift-and-find book.,
Moomin and his family are going on holiday! Can you help them pack? Where are Snorkmaiden's pearls? Where is Moominpappa's fishing rod? Lift the flaps to find out!
The sea.,
This striking and stylish board book features bold black and white images of sea-dwelling creatures, from fish to octopuses.
What am I?,
Young children will love this guessing game on a page! Each spread has a charming and informative little verse about a different animal, ending with the question: What am I? A vibrant, beautiful picture presents the various creatures, including an owl (I sleep all day, I fly all night, searching for food in the moonlight); a bright blue crab (I live on the beach and hide in the sand); and dazzling pink birds (You might hear us in the morning when we burst into song). Kids will want to read this again and again.
Mr Tick the teacher, Ahlberg & Jaques.
Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons in how to trick stern school inspectors.
This is the story of Alison Hubble : who went to bed single, Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman.
This is the story of Alison Hubble who went to bed single and woke up double!
And then, Alborozo.
It's hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother particularly on your birthday. Especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy just like a tiny squid! How can our hero grab everyone's attention, and grow to love her brother in the process? This quirky, exuberant picture book reminds us of the power of the imagination, and shows us how telling stories can help us order and deal with our experiences.
Cat's colors, Airlie Anderson.
Cat spends the day collecting colours, and when she is finished something wonderful happens.
Puddles!!!, Kevan Atteberry.
While out for a walk with his friends, a monster becomes excited at the chance to jump in some puddles when it begins to rain.
Meet Happy Bear, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros.
Oh dear! Happy Bear is sad and we must make him happy again.
How this book was made : based on a true story, Mac Barnett, Adam Rex.
Presents the journey of a book's creation, from its initial writing and illustrating to its misadventures with pirates and an angry tiger.
Where's the starfish?, Barroux.
Find the whale, the clownfish and the starfish on every page until the piles of rubbish start to make it much too difficult. Both a Where's Wally-style spotting game and a striking work of art, this almost wordless tale puts the power back in the hands (or fins) of the natural world, with a boldly beautiful twist ending.
88 instruments, Chris Barton ; illustrations by Louis Thomas.
A little boy can't choose which instrument to play, so he decides to try them all.
Look, look again, Agnese Baruzzi.
Part counting game, part guessing game, this delightful board book invites little ones to look at one thing, and guess what else it could be. Each page shows one shape, and then unfolds to reveal an ingenious surprise, sure to captivate curious toddlers.
King Baby, Kate Beaton.
Baby is King, and all his needs must be met by his subjects, otherwise know as his parents, but soon he will grow up, and who will rule them then?
Ada Twist, scientist, Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts.
Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Stanley's colours, williambee.
Stanley and Little Woo are learning about colours and vehicles.
Stanley's shapes, William Bee.
Stanley and Little Woo are on holiday learning about shapes in this gorgeous little board book. You can join them as they spot circles, squares, triangles
Oh, Albert!, Davina Bell, Sara Acton.
Albert can't help getting into mischief when no one is around. But one day he goes too far Oh, Albert! A perfect story about a family and their not-so- perfect (but loveable!) dog.
Train is on track, Peter Bently ; illustrated by Bella Bee and Lucy Fleming.
Train is speeding through the countryside when Dog sees a red signal. There's a fallen tree and the mail train is stuck! How can Train help to keep the mail moving? It's time to get busy with machines that race, vroom and zoom!
Odd dog out, written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph.
For busy dogs. A busy day. Of busy work. And busy play. But one dog doesn't quite fit in. It's lonely being the odd dog out, when all she wants to do is find her place in the world. She's willing to go to the other side of the world to look for it but it might take a different kind of journey for her to discover that maybe where she's meant to be is right back where she started.
Don't call me bear!, Aaron Blabey.
G'day, my name is Warren, and I've got something to share. Just because I'm furry doesn't mean that I'm a bear. Warren the Koala is many things a marsupial, cute and furry, a bit of a grump, but the one thing he's not is a bear.
Bear's adventure, Benedict Blathwayt.
A teddy bear left on the beach is swept out to sea and discovers the wonders on the ocean floor before being returned where he belongs.
Paws McDraw : the fastest doodler in the West, Connah Brecon.
Paws McDraw is the fastest doodler in the West, but he faces a challenge from the rascally raccoon gang.
Odd bods, Steven Butler, Jarvis.
Ava is an odd bod Boris is too. Clara, we're not sure about. I think she is, don't you? Odd Bods is a celebration of every weird and wild child a hilarious, raucous and occasionally bizarre romp through the quirks and habits of some seriously odd bods.
This book is out of control!, Richard Byrne.
Ben wants to show Bella how his remote controlled fire engine works, but the buttons are not working properly and strange things are happening to Bella's dog.
Baby says no!, Alisa Coburn.
No to lunch. No to a hat. No to hugs. Can Baby really say no to everything today?
Is that an elephant in my fridge?, written by Caroline Crowe ; illustrated by Claudia Ranucci.
When Fred can't sleep, his mum suggests counting sheep. But sheep are boring so he decides to count elephants instead! In no time at all the house is full of elephants! They are splashing in the bathtub, doing tricks on the landing, eating everything in the fridge there's even a marching band on the stairs! Fred realises he'll never get to sleep with all these noisy elephants causing mayhem, so he comes up with a cunning plan to persuade them to pack their trunks. This fun-filled picture book is perfect to share at bedtime!
The cat wants custard, P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford.
Meet Kevin, the opinionated feline who is full of cat-titude. Kevin has a craving. He wants custard, and he wants it now! Follow the hilarious antics of a cat trying to get its human companion to give him what he wants, including the extreme length of using his own body to spell the word custard! Will he succeed?
Little Elliot, big fun, story and pictures by Mike Curato.
Elliot the little elephant is terrified when his friend Mouse introduces him to the carnival, but Mouse helps him to have
Go, Pete, go!, James Dean.
A groovy Pete the Cat adaptation of The Tortoise and the Hare finds a bike-riding Pete accepting a challenge from Turtle, who has a new racing car.
Pete the cat storybook collection, James Dean.
Collects seven stories featuring Pete the cat, including "Pete at the Beach" in which, while visiting the beach with his family, Pete enjoys collecting shells and building a sand castle but resists going into the water or accepting a surfing lesson from Bob, despite the heat.
Pete the cat's got class, James Dean.
Pete the Cat loves math. When he sees that his friend Tom is having trouble adding and subtracting, Pete has an idea to make learning fun! But will it all add up when their teacher checks their answers?
A hop is up, Kristy Dempsey ; illustrated by Lori Richmond.
Walking with his energetic puppy in their neighbourhood, a young boy hops, bends, spins, and jumps with friends he encounters along the way.
Ten little fingers, two small hands, Kristy Dempsey ; illustrated by Jane Massey.
Toddlers enjoy delicious treats as they help the reader learn to count to ten.
Have you seen my trumpet?, written by Michael Escoffier ; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo.
Here you will find ridiculously delightful art, an engaging narrative, and wordplay that will keep even preschoolers deeply engaged.
Buddy and Earl and the great big baby, Maureen Fergus ; pictures by Carey Sookocheff.
Mom's friend Mrs. Cunningham is coming for a visit, and she's bringing her baby! While Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, neither of them is prepared for the chaos the small and adorable creature brings with it. When the baby manages to escape from its cage which Buddy gently suggests is really just a playpen it's up to our favourite odd couple to save the day.
Pirate's perfect pet, Beth Ferry ; illustrated by Matt Myers.
Pirates, pets and puns run amok as a swaggering but softhearted captain swashbuckler embarks on a daring quest to find a perfect animal sidekick.
Animal noises, Thomas Flintham.
Rhyming text shares the sounds of the animals on the farm, from buzzing bees to quacking ducks.
Leap, frog, leap!, Douglas Florian ; illustrated by Barbara Bakos.
Join these animals as they leap, crawl, race, sing, and more in this playful board book that's perfect for parents and children to share!
Once I was a pollywog, Douglas Florian ; illustrated by Barbara Bakos.
Baby animals share what they grow up to be, from tadpoles and piglets to cubs and leverets.
A giraffe in the bath, Mem Fox & Olivia Rawson ; illustrated by Kerry Argent.
A sheep in the shower? A roo on theloo? A giraffe in the bath? Now does that make you laugh?
Kei hea te hipi kakariki?, na Mem Fox raua ko Judy Horacek.
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.
Cityblock, Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo.
Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway.
With any luck, I'll drive a truck, David Friend ; illustrated by Michael Rex.
A little boy has a grand time pretending to drive every big vehicle he can imagine.
Pull the tab : animals : pull the tabs to reveal the surprise!, [written by Charlie Gardner ; design and illustration, Victoria Harvey].
Let your toddler find out all about animals with new DK Pull the Tab series! Packed with fun for toddlers Pull the Tab Animals is perfect for early learning so your toddler can discover all about animals.
Black cat & white cat, Claire Garralon.
Black Cat, who lives in a white house, and White Cat, who lives in a black house, become friends but must find a more colourful place to play.
I am Otter, Sam Garton.
Otter decides to open a toast restaurant with her best friend, Teddy. But after she blames Teddy for the mess they made, he goes missing.
Little Bear's first sleep, Lesley Gibbes, Lisa Stewart.
'It was time for Little Bear's first winter sleep. "All bears sleep through winter," said Little Bear's mother. "And we won't wake until spring," said Little Bear's father. "It's a big, big sleep."' Little Bear is in the cave with his mother and father, who have settled down for their big winter sleep. But Little Bear has a problem he can't get to sleep! He snuggles and sings and softly strokes his ear. Will Little Bear be able to get to sleep before springtime?
Quick as a wink fairy pink, Lesley Gibbes & Sara Acton.
Five little flutter fairies going off to bed. Fairy Blue, Fairy Green, Fairy Gold, and Red. But one of them is hiding.
Elephants spray, Rebecca Glaser.
Elephants spray water and do lots of other things with their trunks in this photographic board book.
Lions roar, Rebecca Glaser.
Daddy lion watches the cubs while mama lion is off hunting in this photographic board book.
Extremely cute animals operating heavy machinery, written and illustrated by David Gordon.
When bullies try to stop the extremely cute animals from building their sand castle they band together to build something bigger and better.
Bear & Hare share!, Emily Gravett.
Friends Bear & Hare learn that sharing is better than being selfish.
School for Dads, Adam and Charlotte Guillain ; illustrated by Ada Grey.
Has your dad started getting a bit slack? Always late to pick you up, looking at his phone too much? Then you need to get him down to School for Dads right away! And you might learn that he's really a brilliant dad after all.
Whiffy Wilson : the wolf who wouldn't go to bed, Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord.
There was a wolf called Wilson, who stayed up late at night. He played with all his toys until the early morning light. Whiffy Wilson thinks bedtime is boring.
Incredibilia, Libby Hathorn & Gaye Chapman.
Little Georgie is the youngest and this sometimes means Max and Harriet forget about her. But Georgie is unfazed. She's armed with a big imagination.
Mr Chicken arriva a Roma : (Mr Chicken arrives in Rome), Leigh Hobbs.
Mr Chicken has been to Paris and London, but his taste for travel is insatiable now it's time to visit Rome, a city of ancient wonders and delicious things to eat.
Peppa's first 100 words : a fun lift-the-flap book, [adapted by Lauren Holoway].
Peppa and George introduce first words in this simple and fun Peppa Pig early learning book! Explore themes familiar to your toddler, such as At Home, At the Park and At a Party by pointing to each picture and saying the words. Each page has an extra surprise to find hidden under a fun-to-lift flap!
Colin and Lee, carrot and pea, Morag Hood.
Lee is a pea. All of his friends are peas; except Colin. Colin isn't a pea. And so begins the deliciously funny story of two very different
Lucy & Tom at school, Shirley Hughes.
Lucy has her school things ready. She has a new grey skirt, a pair of brown shoes, a pencil case and a satchel. Tom wishes that he had a satchel.
The Star Tree, Catherine Hyde.
It is midnight on Midsummer's Eve and Miranda's nightlight has gone out. She climbs on her rocking horse and makes a wish. And so begins a magical midnight journey with the great white owl, the little red hare, the big white bear, and the giant stag, all the way to the Tree of Constellations, where Miranda plucks one small star. The great white goose takes her safely home, where now the night light glimmers, star-like, as Miranda sleeps.
Big yellow digger, Julia Jarman & Adrian Reynolds.
What could be better than a big yellow digger that goes brum, and judder, and jigger? Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them. The destination this time is Australia, so the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros and lots of other animals all clamber on, ready for adventure.
A child of books, Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston.
From Oliver Jeffers and typographical fine artist, Sam Winston, comes an inspiring and lyrical picture book about a little girl who sails her raft 'across a sea of words' to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure where they can journey through 'forests of fairy tales', 'across mountains of make-believe' and 'sleep in clouds of song'.
The very fluffy kitty Papillon, A. N. Kang.
Papillon is a cat who is so fluffy he floats, so his owner tries many silly ways to keep him on the ground.
Munch, crunch, pirate lunch! : a Beastly Pirates adventure, John Kelly.
Meet the Beastly Pirates, the munchiest, crunchiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas! If you were a pirate, what would you have for lunch? Fish soup? Shark on toast? Not the Beastly Pirates! They like something a little munchier, a little crunchier a little more 'piratey'.
Mog and Barnaby, Judith Kerr.
Mog and her family have a visitor. But what is the surprise waiting for Mog in the big green basket? Lift the flaps and find out! A brand new edition of a classic Mog adventure with lift-the-flap fun, from the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Sir Dancealot, Timothy Knapman & Keith Robinson.
In days of old, tales were told of fine and fearless knights Who faced all kinds of monsters, and fought in thrilling fights. Sir Dancealot is the bravest knight around, but he has a rather unique way of beating his foe. With a dance-off! Because all across the land Sir Dancealot is known for his move-busting, body-popping, hip-hopping duelling. But he also has a weakness, and he is about to meet his match.
Peek-a choo-choo!, Nina Laden.
Colourful pictures help children guess what vehicle is peeking through the die-cut windows.
The great aaa-ooo!, Jonny Lambert.
The animals in the woods wonder if the awful noise they hear is coming from a monster.
Chicken in space, Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober.
An adventurous chicken and her pig friend travel to what they believe is outer space.
Book-o-hats : a wearable book, Lemke & Lentz.
Become a firefighter, a chef, or perhaps a pirate with six wearable hat masks in this interactive board book with rhyming text.
Book-o-masks : a wearable book, Lemke & Lentz.
Become a superhero, a scuba diver, or perhaps a ninja with six wearable masks in this interactive board book with die cut holes and rhyming text.
Book-o-teeth : a wearable book, Lemke & Lentz.
Become a vampire, shark, or perhaps a zombie with six wearable teeth masks in this interactive board book with die cut holes and rhyming text.
Cars go, Steve Light.
Simple text describes different cars and the sounds they make.
Big fish, little fish, [text by Jonathan Litton ; illustrations, Fhiona Galloway].
Dive into the ocean to learn about opposites in this bubbly book from Fhiona Galloway! With bright artwork, lots of finger-holes and a fun rhyming story, learning is brought to life in this underwater extravaganza!
Ice cream & dinosaurs, Eric Litwin ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur.
Pull the tab : numbers : pull the tabs to reveal the surprise!, [text, Clare Lloyd ; design and illustration, Victoria Palastanga].
Bring the fun world of numbers to your toddler with this edition of Pull the Tab Pull the Tab Numbers introduces numbers and simple counting skills to your toddler. The clear labels and simple rhyming text brings numbers to life for your child and help them in developing number and counting skills.
First day at Bug School, Sam Lloyd.
At the bottom of the garden where no one really sees, a secret school is hidden amongst the grass and weeds. Welcome to Bug School! Don't be nervous on your first day it's lots of fun. Learn creeping with the spiders, singing with the crickets, count spots with the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in P.E. with the fleas! A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed! Sure to allay first-day-at-school fears.
Colors, Carrie Love.
From silky butterflies to bumpy oranges, there are all sorts of textures to explore while learning about colours.
First words, Carrie Love.
From furry teddy bears to soft socks, there are all sorts of textures for baby to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages early learning.
Playtime?, Jeff Mack.
Using illustrations and only two words, shows the trouble a young boy has trying to get his very playful pet gorilla to go to bed.
Hudson in Provence : a Paris-chien adventure, Jackie Clark Mancuso.
Hudson, an American dog living in Paris, goes on vacation to Provence, where he plunges into the lives of the working provencal dogs he meets, and discovers a talent he didn't know he had.
Paris-chien : adventures of an ex-pat dog, written and illustrated by Jackie Clark Mancuso.
When Hudson, a Norwich Terrier, moves to Paris, he loves everything about the city, but when he tries to make friends he discovers that the dogs in Paris only speak French.
The summer Nick taught his cats to read, Curtis Manley ; illustrated by Kate Berube.
When Nick decides to teach his cats to read, Verne is very much interested, especially in books about mice and fish, but Stevenson wants nothing to do with the project or does he?
I am loved, Carol Marshall.
A child learns that her parents love her unconditionally, no matter what she does or how she feels.
ABZzz : a bedtime alphabet, Isabel Minhos Martins, Yara Kono.
This ABC has special power. It will make you fall asleep. Fast asleep. It never fails. Look! Even the title of the book has fallen asleep, ABZzz.
Blue & other colours : with Henri Matisse.,
Blue & Other colours takes children through Matisse's colour palette, one artwork per page, beginning with blue and returning to it as a familiar refrain throughout.
Life without Nico, Andrea Maturana, Francisco Javier Olea.
Best friends Maia and Nico are inseparable until Nico's family has to move away. Maia then learns how to fill the void with new wonders and friendships.
Elmer and the race, David McKee.
The young elephants want to have a race to prove who is fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a course. With each racer decorated a different colour, they set off around the course and discover things about themselves Blue is first, Orange is second, White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.
Melric and the crown, David McKee.
It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?
Crash! The cat, David McPhail.
The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love.
D is for duck!, (and) David Melling.
Come on an alphabet adventure with Duck. Duck is a magician. Abracadabra! He can conjure up a bunny, a chicken and even the king of the jungle. But can he make a dragon disappear?
Kuwi's first egg, Kat Merewether.
Kuwi the Kiwi has never had an egg before, so she's unsure how to look after it. When the egg gets a crack Kuwi thinks that the egg is broken, but she's in for a surprise.
Little Red Riding Hood, [retold by Anna Milbourne ; illustrated by Julia Sarda Portabella].
Follow Little Red Riding Hood deeper and deeper into the fairytale forest as you peek through the pages of this magical book.
Sophie's squash go to school, written by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf.
On her very first day of school, Sophie is reluctant to make friends with the other children, preferring to play with two squash she grew in her garden but when a particularly persistent boy named Steven gives her a packet of seeds as an apology for accidentally ripping her picture, she realizes that it just takes time to grow a friend.
Numbers, Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
1 aeroplane, 2 rockets how many machines can you count?
Opposites, Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.
What's the opposite of big rockets? Small rockets, of course!
Joey counts to ten, Sally Morgan & Ambelin Kwaymullina.
Watch look listen and count! Experience the rhythm of life in the bush as Joey and his mum go about their day.
When I'm feeling jealous, Trace Moroney.
Feeling jealous can sometimes make you do silly things. But always remember that everyone is special including you.
When I'm feeling scared, written and illustrated by Trace Moroney.
Strong feelings are hard to cope with at any age. But they are particularly difficult for small children, who have no experience or perspective. They may not even have the words to express what they're going through.
The Gingerbread Man loose at Christmas, Laura Murray ; illustrated by Mike Lowery.
The Gingerbread Man and his classmates spread holiday cheer by delivering gifts and thank yous to the people of their town.
Peek-a-boo, [text by Ruth A. Musgrave].
This look & learn board book introduces the peek-a-boo game using cute pictures of animal babies.
Meg comes to school, Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski.
Meg sends Owl to school for the first time and afterwards he asks all his new friends to tea.
Meg, Mog and Og, Helen Nicholl and Jan Pienkowski.
Crom the caveman has caught Og the woolly mammoth for his tea but Meg is a vegetarian! She persuades him to eat her delicious bubble and squeak. Og is rather partial to it too and follows Meg home for another trunkful.
Still a gorilla!, Kim Norman ; illustrated by Chad Geran.
Willy the Gorilla imitates the other animals at the zoo, but despite pretending he remains always a gorilla.
You must bring a hat!, Simon Philip & Kate Hindley.
The only rule for attending this party is you must bring a hat. But what if you don't own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat.
Fox & Goldfish, Nils Pieters.
Fox knows that Goldfish is very unwell. Before it's too late, he takes his friend on an epic adventure beyond the fishbowl. Some things, like friendship, farewells, and the beauty of the world, are almost beyond words.
Busy builders, busy week!, Jean Reidy ; illustrated by Leo Timmers.
A cast of animal characters are building a brand new playground in a local park and each day of the week contains a different construction plan. The construction project comes together for a rhyming walking tour of a neighbourhood, where young readers can learn the days of the week while watching everyone work as a team!
School's first day of school, story by Adam Rex ; pictures by Christian Robinson.
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.
Wild backyard, Kate Riggs ; illustrated by Fiammetta Dogi.
Detailed illustrations and simple text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to six animals and their mini-habitats common to urban or rural backyards.
Steam train, dream train 1-2-3, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.
Cuddle up with the beloved animal friends from the bestselling Steam Train, Dream Train and count on lots of fun! Little train enthusiasts will love counting from one to ten along with the dreamy train cars!
Steam train, dream train colors, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.
All aboard for a rainbow of train cars and their lively animal crew! Vivid colours and cozy rhyming text inspired by the bestselling Steam Train, Dream Train will make learning colours a rich experience for the youngest readers.
The wolf who fell out of a book, Thierry Robberecht, Gregoire Mabire.
Thud! A wolf falls out of a book! In his own book, he was a scary wolf with sharp pointy teeth. But in this room, he's all alone with a huge, unfriendly cat glaring down at him. Quickly, he slips into another book. Who knows which story he will jump into? Dropping into a magnificent ballroom and a world of dinosaurs, the wolf finds himself in some tricky situations.
I am an artist, Nikki Slade Robinson.
A little girl lets her imagination run wild with the items she finds in her outdoor activities and creates beautiful and fun objects of art from sticks, stones, leaves, shells and driftwood.
The mixed-up truck, Stephen Savage.
A little cement mixer learns that making mistakes isn't always a bad thing in this vehicle book.
A rainbow in my pocket, Ali Seidabadi, Hoda Haddadi ; [translated by Azita Rassi].
There are so many questions and thoughts that chase through your mind! Why is the sky blue? Why do the ants queue in such a straight line? Why are some words kind and some words harsh?
Kangaroo kisses, Nandana Dev Sen ; illustrated by Pippa Curnick.
Follow one mischievous child as she delays getting ready for bed, and has some amazing wildlife encounters.
Mr Moon wakes up, Jemima Sharpe.
Mr Moon always sleeps. He naps during hide-and-seek, passes out on puzzles and dozes during adventure stories. But what would happen if Mr Moon ever woke up? Would he lead us to hidden, dream-like worlds, filled with fantastic friends and exciting games? And if he did, would we remember in the morning?
Pets, David Stewart.
Silhouettes of common household pets.
Blue, the builder's dog, Jen Storer ; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
Meet Blue, the Builder's Dog. On the construction site, he's part of the team. He guards the tools, signs the concrete slabs and keeps stickybeaks away. But Blue doesn't have a house of his own. The builder has one. The chippie has one. The architect and the big bosses have one. So he decides to quit and build one himself.
Fearless Fred and the flood, Maureen Sudlow ; pictures by Terry Fitzgibbon.
Fearless Fred is back with another fantastic adventure for all his friends to enjoy. When the rain starts coming down and won't stop, will Fred have to come to his friends' aid? And what will his mother think, since it's dirty work?
Lili, Wen Dee Tan.
Lili finds it hard to make friends with her fiery red hair, but one day, Lili finds the village children lost in the deep dark woods and her bravery (and hair) leads them all home safely.
My book of opposites : explore, discover, learn, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.
A lovable cast of animal characters introduces young readers to some common opposites (loud/quiet, fast/slow, in/out).
Old Rooster and Little Rooster, Jan Trafford ; illustrated by Rosa Friend.
"Old Rooster is getting weary, so he has decided to head over the hill to live at the Retirement Home for Old Roosters. Little Rooster is in line for perch promotion... and he is almost bursting with excitement. But there is one small problem. 'Cock-a-doodle-moo' just doesn't sound quite right!". Collage style illustrations.
Rosco vs. the baby, Lindsay Ward.
Rosco the dog is the undisputed heavyweight champ of his home, with something to say loudly about everything until the baby arrives, making at least as much noise and getting all of the attention that was once Rosco's, and the championship bout begins.
Hand in hand, Rosemary Wells.
This sweet and heartfelt picture book celebrates all that parents do with and for their children from the very beginning.
They all saw a cat, Brendan Wenzel.
In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.
There's no such thing as a Snappenpoop, Jeanne Willis, Matt Saunders.
Little Brother wants to join in the fun with his sibling, but Big Brother won't let him play. "Fetch me a Snappenpoop!" says Big Brother. "Then you can play." But everybody knows there's no such thing as a Snappenpoop or is there?
Emerson barks, Liza Woodruff.
A little dog with a big bark saves the day.
Dan Yaccarino's Happyland big berry : a little moral story about gratitude.,
Big Berry is a book about gratitude and reinforces that old preschool adage that you get what you get and you don't get upset.
Dan Yaccarino's Happyland birthday cake : a little moral story about sharing.,
Birthday Cake is a book about sharing and how wonderful it feels to give and not only receive perfect for kids who have trouble thinking of others.
Dan Yaccarino's Happyland rainy day : a little moral story about worry.,
Glub-Glub worries so much about getting wet that he nearly misses all the fun of frolicking in the rain with best friends Bink and Clyde.
How do dinosaurs go to sleep?, Jane Yolen & Mark Teague.
In rhyming text a young dinosaurs try to avoid going to bed, but finally cooperate, to their parents' relief.
Who is smiling?, Yusuke Yonezu.
This book is full of fun, happy animals. Children will love trying to guess who's behind each of these clever die-cut shapes to find out who's smiling. Could it be you?
Bear's big day, Salina Yoon.
Bear, feeling very grown-up, says goodbye to his stuffed rabbit, Floppy, and starts his first day of school but soon he is missing Floppy and worrying that he is not ready to be a big bear, after all.

World Languages

Wo ai wo de ba ba = I love my dad, Shelley Admont ; illustrated by Sonal Goyal, Sumit Sakhuja.
Wo ai wo de ma ma = I love my mom, Shelley Admont ; illustrated by Sonal Goyal, Sumit Sakhuja.
Wo xi huan zai zi ji de chuang shang shui jiao = I love to sleep in my own bed, written by Shelley Admont ; illustrated by Sonal Goyal, Sumit Sakhuja.
San zhi chong cao, Alai zuo pin.
Fei ba, Mizi, He'erjia Banshi zhu ; Gao Jianmei yi.
Xing fu shu xiao zhu, Gao Hongbo zhu ; Li Rong hui.
Bie pa, qin ai de bao bei, Daibi Geliouli hui zhu ; Sun Huiyang yi.
Wo xi huan, Beishan Yezi zhu hui ; Zhou Longmei yi.
Zhe shi wo ya!, Beishan Yezi zhu hui ; Zhou Longmei yi.
Shu zi jia yuan, Kaluoli Luode, Mayana Yiduoyi zhu ; Liang Yiqiao yi.
Shan hai jing tong hua = Shan hai jing fairy tale, Lu Ming zhu.
Xiao qi e he xiao bing shan = The story of little penguin and small glacier, Luo Yin, Dudu wen ; Luo Yin tu ; (Mei) Sidifenni Chen yi.
Shui ba, wo qin ai de bao bei, Airuike Maitakesi wen ; Nanxi Dierman hui ; Li Weiyi yi.
Ling cuo wu nu hai, Make Paite, Gairui Luobinsite zhu ; Make Paite hui ; Cao Huisi yi.
Xiaoxi sheng qi le, Zhongcun Youxizi wen, tu ; Yuandu Jingzi yi.
Mi mi hua yuan, Wang Xicha zhu.
Jin fu tou, bang gu niang, Yang Yongqing hui ; Shi Nan wen.
Koken met Geronimo Stilton : een kookboek voor kinderen, Geronimo Stilton ; [redactionele coordinatie: Gianna Re ; project, idee, tekstredactie en tekeningen: Edizione Piemme ; foto's en recepten:] La Cucina Italiana ; [vertaling uit het Italiaans: Ventuno Consulting & Management ; redactie: De Wakkere Muis].
Shizen to kagaku no hakken sanbyakurokujuroku.,
E de yoku wakaru kagaku no naze. 3-nensei, kanshu Mima Noyuri.
Kagaku de naruhodo mijika na fushigi : nanajunana no ohanashi, Sasaki Akihiro.
Okome ga dekiru made, Iwasada Rumiko ; Takeda Miho.
10-pun de yomeru hatsumei hakken o shita hito no denki, kanshu Shioya Kyoko.
Ojiichan ga mago ni kataru senso, Tahara Soichiro ; Shimohira Kesuke.
Yusha wa naze nigekirenakatta noka : rekishi kara kangaeyo saigai o ikinuku mirai, Tadokoro Makoto.
Yukan na neko miranda, Eleanor Estes ; Edward Ardizzone ; Yuko Tsumori.
Kiki ni deatta hitobito : majo no takkyubin tokubetsuhen, Kadono Eiko ; Satake Miho.
Kaidan basu : anoyoiki mechakucha kowai kyujukyuwa, Gendai kaidan kenkyukai.
Kokoro o sodateru ohanashi hyakuich.,
Yasashii tiranosaurusu, Kusunoki Shigenori;Hinokuma Misaki.
Yumemiru inutachi : goban kensha no kiseki, Cliff McNish ; Katsuko Hamada ; Mai Takewaki.
Amanojaku ni kanpai, Miyagawa Hiro ; Koizumi Rumiko.
Shogakusei majo no fushigi na boshi, Nakajima Kazuko ; Akisato Nobuko.
Kishibe no Yabi = Tales of Madguide water, Nashiki Kaho ; Ozawa Sakae ga.
Boku ga hon o yomanai wake, Janet Tashjian ; Jake Tashjian ; Kodera Atsuko.
Tengoku ni todoke homuran : san ichiichi o norikoete battingu senta o tsukutta oyako no monogatari, Urushibara Tomoyoshi ; Hajiri Toshikado.
Maho depato honjitsu kaiten, Yamanobe Kazuki ; Kimura Iko.
Haengboghan mulgogi, Mies Van Hout

Younger Fiction

Belle and Sebastien : the child of the mountains, Cecile Aubry ; translated by Gregory Norminton ; illustrations by Helen Stephens.
The son of a Gypsy woman, Sebastien is found as a newborn baby in the Alps and brought up by Guillaume and his grandchildren Angelina and Jean. Born on the same day, Belle is a beautiful white Pyrenean Mountain Dog who has been neglected and passed on from owner to owner, until one day she escapes from a kennel. When Sebastien rescues the runaway Belle from the wrath of the villagers, the boy and the dog form a lifelong friendship and embark on exciting adventures in the mountains.
Call of the wild, 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 Call of the Wild, the class go on a school outing to a safari park. Everything is fine, until they are invited to see the wolves. Can Danny and Sam help Lin to resist running wild in werewolf form, and stop their teacher finding out the truth?
The Fox and the Star, Coralie Bickford-Smith.
The Fox and the Star is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest. Illuminated by Star's rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark. To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky.
Bad Kitty scaredy-cat, Nick Bruel.
Bad Kitty is frightened by the creatures on Halloween, but when she sees all the holiday treats she decides to be a very bad kitty and chases the scary creatures away.
Lucy, Randy Cecil.
Lucy is a small dog without a home. She had one once, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears faithfully beneath her window each day. Eleanor's father is a juggler with stage fright. The overlapping stories of three delightful characters, offering a slightly different perspective each time, come together in a truly original, beautifully illustrated book for dog (and underdog) lovers of all ages.
The Riddlemaster, Kevin Crossley-Holland ; illustrations by Stephane Jorisch.
Anouk, Ben and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on the golden island across the harbour. A mysterious and grizzled old man offers them passage on his boat, but only if they can solve seven vexing riddles. If they succeed, a strange and magical prize awaits them.
Cleonardo the little inventor, written and illustrated by Mary GrandPre.
With the town's annual Grand Festival of Inventions coming up, Cleonardo is determined to invent something impressive to enter, something that will impress her inventor father Geonardo.
Pearlie and the Imperial Princess, Wendy Harmer ; illustrated by Gypsy Taylor.
Join in the fireworks and fun of Pearlie's Chinese New Year adventure Pearlie's been invited to a glittering Chinese New Year party in the beautiful Forbidden City in Beijing. But a mix-up and a lost treasure threaten to ruin the celebrations. Can Pearlie cheer up fairy princess Li Mei and ensure the party goes off with a bang?
Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius cat, Katie Harnett.
Archie, Cupcake, Oliver, Valentine the cat who lives on Blossom Street is called something different by everyone, and loved by all. But there is one house on the street that he hasn't visited yet.
Will & Nill, Farhad Hasanzadeh, Atieh Markazi ; [translated by Azita Rassi].
Will and Nill are very hungry cats.
Jess's story, Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge ; illustrated by Deborah Marcero.
Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court but a disaster in the kitchen, must to the dismay of her chef mother, until the mysterious witch Ms. M teaches Jess and her best friends Sadie and Maya all about growing herbs and using them in cooking.
My brother, story and illustrations, Dee Huxley ; character creation and illustration, Oliver Huxley ; design, Tiffany Huxley.
When a gentle creature sets out to search for a lost brother, we are taken on an ethereal journey across land and sea to strange, beautiful and faraway places.
Mrs. Moody in the birthday jinx, Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Erwin Madrid ; based on the characters created by Peter H. Reynolds.
Remembering the countless ways her mother's previous birthdays have been ruined, Judy Moody wants to get things right this time around and tries to organize the perfect birthday, complete with a parsnip and avocado cake.
The tale of Kitty-in-boots, written by Beatrix Potter ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all Mr. Tod!
The kingdom revealed, Rob Ryan.
This is a story about a young boy who didn't want to be King. What he wanted, more than anything, was to be normal. So one night, he runs away from the palace. He climbs out of his four-poster bed, disappears through the hidden door in the ceiling, creeps down a long-forgotten passageway, opens a small window and leaves behind everything he's ever known. At first, everything, including all the things that we take for granted, seem extraordinary.
Tow-truck Pluck, Annie M.G. Schmidt & Fiep Westendorp ; translated by David Colmer.
Pluck has been driving all over town in his little red tow truck, looking for a home. When he finds out there's a room going free in the Pill Building he goes straight there and moves in. Right away he makes lots of friends, including Zaza the cockroach and Dolly the pigeon. Now his adventures can begin.
The wizard's wand : the ninth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton.
Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, has disappeared, along with three powerful magical objects, the Book of a Thousand Spells, the Crystal Sphere, and the Whispering Wand, and Geronimo Stilton is once again called on to confront an evil wizard, rescue the Queen, recover the objects, and save the entire Kingdom of Fantasy.
Weekends with Max and his dad, Linda Urban ; illustrated by Katie Kath.
Third-grader Max pursues neighbourhood adventures with his dad as they both adjust to recent changes.
Little Grey Rabbit goes to the sea, Alison Uttley ; pictures by Margaret Tempest.
When Squirrel, Hare and Little Grey Rabbit come down with colds, their friends decide the only cure is a trip to the seaside. They pack a tent, a hamper and a bucket and spade and set off along the winding lanes to the sandy cove below the cliffs.
Can I build another me?, Shinsuke Yoshitake.
Can I Build Another Me? follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought as he decides to make a clone of himself and starts to ponder what makes him him. Is it the scar on his knee or his sticky palms? Is it his love of acorns or the way he winks? The more he thinks about it, the more complicated it becomes.