New Titles Children’s July 2019 (arrived in June)

Audio Visual

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll.
"Alice's fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in the original Alice in Wonderland".
Madagascar, Eric Darnell.
A lion and zebra and two other of their pampered friends, from New York's Central Park Zoo, accidentally find themselves on a ship heading for Africa.
How to train your dragon. The hidden world, Dean DeBlois.
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known, and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.
Two by two, Toby Genkel.
"It's the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, Nestrians aren't allowed. Sneaking on board with the involuntary help of Hazel and her daughter Leah, two Grymps, they think they're safe. Until the curious kids fall off the Ark.
The Smurfs, Raja Gosnell.
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours.
The Nutcracker and the four realms, E T A Hoffmann.
Clara is searching for the special key to unlock a box from her late mother. Inside that box is a priceless item that her mother left for her. During her godfather's yearly holiday party, Clara almost gets the key but it disappears. She embarks on a quest into a mysterious world which has four different realms: a snowflakes realm, flowers realm, sweets realm, and the challenging realm where the key is.
The Wiggles. Big ballet day!: with the Australian Ballet,  Wiggles.
We are so excited to bring you the music from The Wiggles Big Ballet Day! This DVD introduces a brand new Wiggly character, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn.
Hop Happo, Helia Abadi.
Pokémon. Partner up with Pikachu!
Ash and Pikachu face off against Lt. Surge and his Raichu in an electrifying Gym battle and Pikachu has a tough decision to make about its future. And when our heroes come across a forest filled with other Pikachu, Ash makes a difficult choice of his own. As the journey continues, they meet a unique Pikachu who loves to surf, as well as some Pikachu movie stars who dress up in costumes...
Pokémon. Partner up with Bulbasaur!
Deep in the woods of Kanto, Ash and friends visit a village where the Pokemon are protected by a courageous Bulbasaur--and with its job there complete, it joins Ash's team! Bulbasaur is determined to stay true to itself, even refusing to evolve when it has the chance.
Pokémon. Partner up with Charmander!
When our heroes rescue a Charmander who was abandoned by its Trainer, the Fire-type Pokemon happily joins Ash's team. For a while, it battles faithfully by Ash's side, including in a match against Celadon City Gym Leader Erika.
Peppa Pig. My birthday party.
Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolutely favourite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles.
Bananas in pyjamas. The trickisaurus,  Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The Bananas and Teddies are alarmed when they hear that there's a monster in Cuddlestown - and that Topsy's actually seen it with her own eyes! Rat in a Hat isn't the only one up to devious tricks in Cuddlestown. There's a dragon on the loose, April Fool's day mayhem and a birthday party when it's nobody's birthday - luckily B1 and B2 are there to solve each and every mystery.
Dragons. Race to the edge. Season two, Cressida Cowell.
The stakes are higher than ever as Hiccup and toothless face off against a new band of ruthless Dragon Hunters. Ryker and his army storm Dragon's Edge with a plan to capture more dragons, the dragon riders and the secret-filled Dragon Eye. As they battle these new opponents, Heather goes undercover, Astrid and Tuff defend their turf and Hiccup must outsmart the hunters to overcome their sheer physical force.
Paw patrol. Summer rescues, Kallan Holley.
From a firework rescue to saving a chili cook-off, no job is too big and no pup is too small.
Dora the explorer. City of lost toys,  Nickelodeon.
Dora and her friends need help to find all their lost items.
Dora the Explorer. Dora and the 3 little pigs,  Nickelodeon.
Three piggies ask for Dora and Boots for help when they find that their house is missing bricks and the wolf is going to blow it down. Dora, Swiper and her friends will help the three piggies to save the day.
Dora the explorer. Undercover Dora,  Nickelodeon.
In this special two-part episode, Dora and Boots become secret agents, assigned with stopping the crafty fox Swiper from stealing cupcakes and birthday presents.
Paw patrol. Ultimate rescue,  Nickelodeon.
Get ready for an Ultimate Ruff-Ruff Rescue! Gear up with Marshall and his team as they roll out in the Ultimate Fire Truck to cool off a fire-breathing robot.
Little princess. Autumn, Tony Ross.
As with most little girls, the Little Princess is NOT happy when she doesn't get her own way and she's pretty vocal about it too. But you can't be angry with her for too long when she flashes her toothy grin and tries to make things better ... She's demanding yet endearing, tempestuous yet loveable and has an insatiable curiosity about how the world works.
The wild adventures of Blinky Bill. The escape and other wild tales, Dorothy Wall.
ith his explorer father away on adventures, 11-year-old koala Blinky Bill is stepping up as the 'Guardian Of Greenpatch!'. Armed with nothing but his cheeky overconfidence, a knack for mischief and his best friend Jacko, Blinky takes on whatever wild perils the world can throw at his peaceful outback home.


Secrets of a schoolyard millionaire, Nat Amoore.
You won't believe this, Adam Baron.
Summer adventure stories, Enid Blyton.
Winter of the wolves, Tony Bradman.
The secret dragon, E J Clarke.
The secret starling, Judith Eagle.
Rumblestar, Abi Elphinstone.
Pirate boy of Sydney Town, Jackie French.
Double cross, Stuart Gibbs.
The house of light, Julia Green.
The spongy void, Andrew Hansen.
Lockdown, Jack Heath.
Moyeola moyeo, Kim Jae Hee.
The cosmic atlas of Alfie Fleet, Martin Howard.
The unexpected find, Toby Ibbotson.
The taken, Inbali Iserles.
Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club, Tamsin Janu.
Song for a whale, Lynne Kelly.
appa mollae, Jun-yeong Kim.
appa mollae, Holde Kreul.
Pie in the sky, Remy Lai.
Gyeon-uwa jignyeo, Céline Lavignette.
Get me out of here!, Andy McNab.
Badatamheomdae ogtoneos. [4], jjing-geul-i mulgogi,  Meomi.
Don't follow Vee, Oliver Phommavanh.
Milton the mighty, Emma Read.
Masters of mischief, Rachel Renée Russell.
Maximillian Fly, Angie Sage.
Appahago nahago mandeun kkochbat-e, Lee Sangyo.
Claws of the genestealer, Cavan Scott.
Barry Loser and the trouble with pets, James Smith.
Haengboghan eomma sae, Kyung-Min Song.
Night walker, Ali Sparkes.
Night raiders, Ali Sparkes.
Funny kid slapstick, Matt Stanton.
A ride to freedom, Olivia Tuffin.
Haengboghan eomma sae, Mies van Hout.

Graphic Novel

Bird & Squirrel all tangled up, James Burks.
When Bird and Squirrel are charged with taking care of Bird's daughter, Birdie, the three decide to have some fun and venture out into the forest in search of the elusive Bigfoot.
Island book, Evan Dahm.
Sola is cursed. (At least, that's what everyone tells her.) It all started the day the Monster came to the island. While others fled, Sola stood before the creature, alone and unafraid. Since then she's been treated like an outcast. Shamed and feared for an event she doesn't understand, Sola sets out to sea looking for answers.
The funniest book ever!,  David Fickling Comics.
Laughter holds the universe together! Without the seven types of laughter found in this book, everything would collapse! So get ready to chuckle, titter, giggle and guffaw because the universe needs you to read the funniest book ever! Save the universe one laugh at a time!.
The only living girl. [1], The island at the edge of infinity, David Gallaher.
Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika.
Glitch, Sarah Graley.
Izzy gets sucked into the world of her new video game, where a robot named Rae tells her she is destined to save Dungeon City from the Big Boss.
Lunch Lady and the bake sale bandit, Jarrett Krosoczka.
The Breakfast Bunch is excited for the upcoming bake sale and the best part is that it's raising money for an awesome field trip. But when all the snacks go missing, it's no laughing matter. Someone is sabotaging the bake sale. But why? Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are hot on the trail; one brownie crumb at a time.
The Mutts summer diaries, Patrick McDonnell.
Put on your swim trunks and hit the beach with Earl and Mooch, the dog (and cat); days of summer are here!.
The Giver, P Craig Russell.
Jonas' life assignment is as the Receiver of Memory, where he will apprentice the Giver and become a storehouse of all the things humanity left behind when it entered utopia: colour, emotion, and even more complicated secrets.
Thea Stilton 3-in-1. 2, Thea Stilton.
The Thea Sisters; Pamela, Colette, Violet, Paulina, and Nicky, are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who, inspired by famous journalist Thea Stilton, want to be real, live journalists.
Wings of fire: the graphic novel. [Book two], The lost heir, Tui Sutherland.
She can't believe it's finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But Tsunami's triumphant return doesn't go quite the way she'd imagined.

Into Reading

Poor Bear, Lynne Benton.
It is Amy's turn to take home Bear, the class mascot. She really wants him to have a good time and they have lots of adventures.
Goodbye Tessa, Elizabeth Dale.
Leo loves Tessa his pet dog but Tessa is getting old. One morning, Tessa fails to come and wake Leo up, something must be wrong.
One of our tigers is missing!, Sue Graves.
Ted and Ava love everything about tigers, and are excited to visit the safari park. When they discover that one of the tigers is missing, their expert knowledge helps the ranger to track the tiger down.
The big match, Damian Harvey.
Todd is football mad.
Gallop!: 100 fun facts about horses, Kitson Jazynka.
Information about horses for children learning to read.
I don't like chocolate, Jackie Walter.
In this story, the little girl is determined to share her packed lunch with the animals, but they just don't like the same food!.
Max is cooking, Jackie Walter.
Max is cooking in the mud kitchen.
Meg and Ted, Katie Woolley.
Meg likes to help and she never goes anywhere without her trusted bear, Ted, who also likes to help!.
The school play, Katie Woolley.
Lil and Tim are having trouble choosing an outfit for the school play what will they be?.


Kids can code!: fun ways to learn computer programming, Ian Garland.
Unleash the master coder in your child with this activity-filled guide! Fun coding adventures show kids just how far their imagination can take them. (Did you know coding took us to the moon?!) Complete with simple steps, colorful illustrations, and easy-to-follow screenshots, this book will give kids the encouragement they need to dive right in and discover the amazing power of coding.
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Do elephants ever forget?: and other puzzling questions answered, Guy Campbell.
Containing over 45 of the most important questions you have ever asked (and some quite silly ones, too), Do Elephants Ever Forget? is an utterly random collection of fiendishly fascinating and perplexing ideas. Have you ever wondered why yawns are so contagious? If there is life on other planets? If your eyeballs would pop out when sneezing with your eyes open? If so, this book is for you. Some answers are surprising. Some are amazing.
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My first encyclopedia, Anne Civardi.
With more than 100 popular topics arranged alphabetically, and illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs and illustrations, My First Encyclopedia is the perfect reference for children who are just learning to look up information for the first time. Information is presented in age-appropriate text with vocabulary pitched for young readers.
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The new children's encyclopedia.
When? Where? What? Why? This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask. Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images and amazing facts.
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Aroha's way, Craig Phillips.
Come along on a journey with Aroha, as she wards off nervousness, fear, worrying thoughts and apprehension, with simple, yet effective tools that everyone can use.
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The children's illustrated Bible, Trevor Barnes.
The Children's Illustrated Bible is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated retelling of all the important stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Special features include detailed commentaries on every biblical book, plus a comprehensive reference section containing photographs of contemporary sites, historical relics, and maps of biblical times.
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He is risen: rocks tell the story of Easter, Patti Rokus.
Uses rock art to retell the Easter story, including the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.
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180 prayers to change the world for kids, Janice Thompson.
This brand-new prayer book for the kids in your life will put the amazing power of prayer into perspective as they pray for their friends, their families, their neighbourhoods, their schools, their cities, their country, and beyond. Kids ages 8 to 12 will be guided to pray for positive change in the world as they encounter the many ways they can make an impact through their conversations with God.
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What is gender? How does it define us? And other big questions, Juno Dawson.
What's the difference between sex and gender? What does it mean to be defined by your gender? Are there only two genders? This informative book helps kids to explore these questions and more, explaining that there are differences of opinion and that answers are not always straightforward.
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What is feminism?: why do we need it? And other big questions, Louise Spilsbury.
A fantastic book for children that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today.
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Home sweet neighborhood: transforming cities one block at a time., Michelle Mulder.
Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along the sidewalks and make space for kids' chalk drawings, and you've set the scene for a thriving community.
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We are the change: words of inspiration from civil rights leaders, Selina Alko.
Presents quotes on civil rights from important and influential figures, including Queen Lili'uokalani, John Lewis, Nina Simone, and Barack Obama.
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Managing your money, Jane Bingham.
Why does nobody talk about money? This very helpful book is designed to take the mystery out of money. Filled with practical advice on such topics as how to save money, how to be a smart shopper, and how to budget, it will equip young people with the skills they need to survive in the world of money now and in the future.
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Kāpiti, kids and kākā: a story from New Zealand, Jill MacGregor.
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The wonderful world of clothes, Emma Damon.
See what children wear in Siberia, in the Sahara desert of at the Vietnamese Moon Festival. Learn how to wear a sari or kimono. Find out about the special clothes worn by astronauts, firemen and deep-sea divers, and see amazing hats, shoes and jewellery from all around the world. Then look to the future, with recycling, 3D printers and space-age fabrics.
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Planet fashion, Natasha Slee.
Hold onto your hats and lace up your boots; we're off on a fashion adventure! Travel through 25 scenes in fashion history, circling the globe with your two young stylish travel companions; one boy and one girl, dressed the part in every picture. Each lavishly illustrated scene captures the mood and style of a unique time and place, accompanied by a trove of fashion history facts.
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My family celebrates Day of the Dead, Lisa Bullard.
Day of the Dead is a holiday when families celebrate their loved ones who have died. Learn all about the customs of this holiday with text feature questions.
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Fearsome giant, fearless child: a worldwide Jack and the beanstalk story, Paul Fleischman.
The story of a child confronting a man-eating giant or witch is told the world over. These heroes go by many names and might be average in size or no bigger than a thumb. Though they're often scorned for being the youngest and smallest, they're well-armed with cleverness and courage.
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My first dictionary.
This ideal first dictionary contains over 1500 core words from alligator to zip, carefully selected to complement the books that children of this age are beginning to read. The clear definitions and sample sentences are enhanced with photos and varied artwork that help build the child's comprehension and reading readiness.
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My first thesaurus, Martin Chatterton.
My First Thesaurus is an easy-to-use word finder containing more than 100 key words and more than 1,000 secondary words, as well as synonyms and antonyms. Simple example sentences and amusing cartoons clarify and visually reinforce word meanings while making the process of discovery fun.
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Astonishing atoms and matter mayhem, Colin Stuart.
Build a model atom with marshmallows, pick up an ice cube without touching it, create your own compass and make your own volcano! These are just some of the fun, so-at-home activities featured in this book. Bite-size factoids explain the scientific theories and principles behind them.
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Ask a scientist, Robert M L Winston.
This fun and friendly science book for kids poses 100 real-life questions from kids to Robert Winston on every aspect of science.
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Roald Dahl's Matilda's how to be a genius, Lauren Holowaty.
Matilda Wormwood is a genius; her brain fizzes and bubbles with brilliance. She outwits her gruesome parents, and even her terrifying head teacher, the monstrous Miss Trunchbull.
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Science lab: fantastic activities for young scientists, Robert M L Winston.
From building a bridge and crafting a catapult to making a marble run and creating a crane, Science Lab is packed with activities that young readers can do at home to explore, discover, and understand the way the world works.
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Super summer, Bruce Goldstone.
A photographic picture book providing a comprehensive overview of topics linked to summer.
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Snowman - cold = puddle: spring equations, Laura Purdie Salas.
A unique take on spring in a series of eye-opening equations. Whether it's breeze + kite = ballet or nest + robin = jewelry box, each equation prompts readers to pause and think about spring in unexpected ways. As a child in the art welcomes the change of seasons, sidebars provide more information about the science behind the signs of spring.
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Squares, rectangles, and other quadrilaterals, David A Adler.
A picture geometry book that introduces children to quadrilaterals, including parallelograms and trapezoids, using hands-on activities and simple explanations.
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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about weather, Katie Daynes.
What are rainbows made of? How hot is the sun? When do hurricanes happen? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating information book, with over 60 flaps to lift.
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Wild weather: storms, meteorology, and climate, M K Reed.
Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As "snowpocalypse" descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements.
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Hey, water!, Antoinette Portis.
Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms.
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Wow! Look what dinosaurs can do!: a book of extraordinary facts, Jacqueline McCann.
Did you know that the word dinosaur means "terrible lizard", the heaviest dinosaur weighed as much as 17 African elephants, and that Stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut? Learn more surprising facts in this lively and fascinating picture book all about dinosaurs.
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My awesome dinosaur book.
Get ready to explore the dinosaur world in this awesome book.
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The big book of dinosaurs, Angela Wilkes.
The Big Book of Dinosaurs is a comprehensive anthology of all things prehistoric. Covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, it offers a clear and simple visual introduction to the weirdest, smallest and scariest dinosaurs of all time. This classic dinosaur encyclopedia has been updated and been given a refreshed, modern design to make it friendly and relevant to a new generation of readers.
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Look inside seas and oceans, Megan Cullis.
Open the flaps of this book and dive into a watery world full of amazing creatures. Explore coasts, coral reefs and mangrove forests, and find out what lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean.
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The sea book, Charlotte Milner.
Featuring fascinating fishy facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes children on a journey through the sea and all its zones.
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Life: the first four billion years, Martin Jenkins.
Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life on earth. Discover the fascinating story of our planet, from the formation of the universe to the first mammals, and all the incredible life that flourished in-between.
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Rotten!: vultures, beetles, slime: and nature's other decomposers, Anita Sanchez.
Describes the process of decomposition, discussing the role of decomposers such as sharks, vultures, and earthworms, and includes experiments demonstrating how decomposition supports new life.
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Trees: a rooted history, Wojciech Grajkowski.
Part botany, part history, part cultural anthropology, Trees goes beyond the basics to tell readers everything they might want to know about this particular branch of the plant kingdom.
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Flowers are calling, Rita Gray.
Rhyming text explores the wonders of natural cooperation between flowers and the animals and insects of the forest.
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Kingfisher animal encyclopedia, David Burnie.
Meet an amazing menagerie of creatures on this breathtaking safari through the animal kingdom. The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia spans the Earth from pole to pole, covering 2000 animals from the tiniest protozoan to the mightiest mammal. Each entry describes the animal's characteristics, behaviour and distribution, and gives their Latin names.
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Life at the zoo: the secret world of your favorite animals, Michael George.
Provides a behind-the-scenes look at zoo animals and describes how zookeepers care for, train, and interact with the animals who live there.
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Weird and wonderful amazing animal homes.
Discover how animals live in all kinds of habitats, from deserts and jungles to arctic plains and the deepest oceans, and marvel at the amazing homes that animals create for themselves.
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Ocean: secrets of the deep, Sabrina M Weiss.
Deeper than Mount Everest is tall! Home to the biggest animals in the world! From sunlit coral reefs to smoking deep sea vents, welcome to our great global ocean! Dive into this fascinating volume, packed to the brim with hundreds of amazing facts to know and share, more than 200 colourful illustrations and infographics
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My best book of bugs, Claire Llewellyn.
Leave no stone unturned and reveal a world at your feet teeming with bugs. Find out how many species of bugs there are, what they eat, how they live and more.
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My best book of sharks, Claire Llewellyn.
Plunge into an underwater world of more than 400 different types of shark. Find out how many teeth a shark has, what sharks eat, how they swim and more.
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Fanatical about frogs, Owen Davey.
Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail, and in between is about every colour and size you can imagine! Leap into this fascinating illustrated guide to the most diverse amphibians in the world, from the lumbering common toad to the beautiful but deadly poison dart frog.
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The truth about crocodiles, Maxwell Eaton.
Introduces crocodiles, discussing the three different families of crocodilians, their physical characteristics, where they live, what they eat, and how they take care of their young.
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The big book of birds, Yuval Zommer.
Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more.
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Our birds: nilimurrungu wäyin malanynha, Siena Stubbs.
From her home in Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, Siena captured these photographs of birds when she was only twelve years old. She names each bird in Yolnu and English, and shares a little bit of Yolnu culture as she introduces amazing facts and peculiar habits.
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The kākā of Rakiura, Peter Coburn.
The kākā of Rakiura charm visitors into giving them food, but is it a good thing?
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My happy year by E. Bluebird, Paul Meisel.
Narrative non-fiction, in journal form, relates the first year in the life of an Eastern bluebird.
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Squirrel's family tree, Beth Ferry.
What makes an oak tree an oak tree and what makes a squirrel a squirrel? In Squirrel's Family Tree, things aren't always what they seem. As squirrel searches for, finds, and hides her acorn treasures beneath the shadows of the great oak trees in the forest, little does she know the role she plays in creating the very environment she forages in.
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A book about whales, Andrea Antinori.
Explores what makes whales different from all other underwater creatures. It shows how whales have evolved over millions of years, discusses their daily lives, puts the massive size of these creatures into perspective, and explains how to the difference between ten different types of whales.
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The truth about elephants, Maxwell Eaton.
Introduces elephants, discussing everything from their constantly growing tusks and their six sets of teeth to their ability to purr and the ways readers can help conservation efforts.
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Rescuing Rialto: a baby sea otter's story, Lynda Mapes.
On a sunny August morning in 2016, a baby sea otter was found washed up on the sand. Orphaned and sick, Rialto was taken to the Seattle Aquarium, where his dedicated caretakers nursed him back to health and taught him how to be an otter. Soon, the charming Rialto was stealing hearts as he played with toys made of ice, swam in his very own pool, ate tasty clams, and floated on his back.
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The truth about bears, Maxwell Eaton.
Did you know that polar bears smell seals through the ice and snow in order to find and eat them? Did you know that when a bear is born, it weighs less than a picture book? Did you know that bears sleep all winter and don't go to the bathroom while they hibernate? Discover these facts and many more in this fun nonfiction picture-book series.
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Ninita's big world: the true story of a deaf pygmy marmoset, Sarah Glenn Marsh.
The heart-tugging true story of how YouTube star Ninita; a deaf, orphaned pygmy marmoset (the smallest type of monkey), found family, friendship, and a forever home!.
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Tools, robotics and gadgets galore, Nick Arnold.
Technology is about gadgets, inventions and every product ever made. So, are you ready to come up with the next big thing? Make your own stethoscope, build a speedy jet boat, concoct your own plastic, create a bio-tech yummy yoghurt, and much more! With over 30 astonishing do-at-home experiments, extraordinary facts and stats and cool illustrations, this amazing STEM book will inspire you to become a top tech wizard.
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Doctor in training, Cath Ard.
Learn how to become a doctor in this exciting title! Packed with bitesize information about the body and fun facts about working in a hospital, Doctor in Training will tell you how doctors, nurses and paramedics save lives. Simple activities will test your skills and reinforce the information you read in the book.
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Power up, Seth Fishman.
An exploration of the relationship between the human body and all the energy that it takes to make it go.
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The boy's body book, Kelli S Dunham.
Discusses the physical and emotional transitions that boys undergo during puberty, including growth spurts, voice changes, sexual development, peer pressure, dating, and new relationships within the family.
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Alphabreaths: the ABCs of mindful breathing, Christopher Willard.
In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others.
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Engineer in training, Cath Ard.
Packed with bitesize information, this book will teach you all about the creative, inventive, and problem-solving skills you will need to become an engineer. Complete simple tasks to get real, hands-on experience while you explore the different kinds of engineering jobs and larn how to think like an engineer.
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Fantastic forces and incredible machines, Nick Arnold.
Engineering is about the magic of forces and the wonder of machines.
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Awesome engineering activities for kids: 50+ exciting STEAM projects to design and build, Christina Herkert Schul.
Make engineering for kids fun and inspiring. From toothpick towers and marble runs to egg drops and water rockets, Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids is filled with exciting projects that will challenge and delight kids ages 5-10. Kids learn how and why things work as they explore amazing projects all by themselves.
J 620 SCH
Crossing on time: steam engines, fast ships, and a journey to the New World, David Macaulay.
An extended picture book about the history and construction of the steamship SS United States, its designer William Francis Gibbs, and author/illustrator David Macaulay's personal story of immigration to America on board the SS United States.
J 623.82 MCA
How do airplanes stay up?, Debbie Vilardi.
This book introduces readers to the science behind aviation. Students learn about the four forces of flight: gravity, lift, drag, and thrust. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources for further learning.
J 629.13 VIL
Cars: engines that move you, Dan Zettwoch.
In Dan Zettwoch's Science Comics: Cars, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline, or electric batteries, or even steam, make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives.
J 629.222 ZET
Above and beyond: NASA's journey to tomorrow, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich.
Since NASA was established in 1958, it has landed rovers on distant planets and launched telescopes deep into space, all so that we can look back to the beginning of time.
J 629.4 RHU
The space race, Sarah Cruddas.
Is there life beyond Earth? What will the space jobs of the future look like? What went wrong on Apollo 13? The Space Race answers all of the big questions that kids have about space travel. Astrophysics expert Sarah Cruddas unearths hidden stories behind famous space missions.
J 629.41 CRU
When we walked on the moon, David Long.
This book tells the story of the Apollo Missions, when incredible intelligence, engineering and bravery allowed humans to stand on the surface of something other than Earth for the very first time. From the 1969 first moon landing to the amazing rescue of Apollo 13, each chapter tells the story of a different mission.
J 629.45 LON
My best book of spaceships, Ian Graham.
My Best Book of Spaceships introduces young readers to the amazing variety of spacecraft past, present, and ready to blast off into the future.
J 629.47 GRA
Easy peasy: gardening for kids, Kirsten Bradley.
An introduction to easy gardening so you can grow everywhere and anywhere. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, there are plenty of places you can plant and grow. For a new generation of green fingers there are different ways to bring nature into the home.
J 635 BRA
This book takes a trip around the world, visiting more than 140 breeds of horses and ponies in their habitats. It explores their history, looks at their unique characteristics, and examines thier adaptations to their environment. This is an essential book for every horse-owner and horse-lover.
J 636.1 HOR
Bob 'n' Pops: the true story of an unlikely friendship between a southern man and his miniature dachshund, Harriet Bremner.
Join Bob 'n' Pops on their farming adventure and find out why having great friendships in life is so important. With her low tum and short legs, where on earth did she go?
J 636.75 BRE
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: dinosaurs, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Inside Build it! Dinosaurs, you'll find a range of creative models from the prehistoric era to put together, created using the LEGO® Classic sets 10693 and 10695, or bricks or bricks that LEGO® obsessives may already have at home. This book contains 3-5 "dioramas" featuring a diverse range of dinosaurs. Full colour, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: farm animals, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Presents picture-based instructions for building horses, goats, chickens, and cows to barnyard scenes and more using the LEGO Classic sets 10693 and 10695, or bricks that LEGO obsessives may already have at home.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: medieval world, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Inside Build it! Medieval world, what scenes will you build today? You'll find a range of creative models from the prehistoric era to put together, created using the LEGO® classic sets 10695 and 10698, or bricks or bricks that LEGO® obsessives may already have at home. This book contains 3-5 "dioramas" featuring a diverse range of castle grounds, merry jousts, dragon caves.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: monsters, Jennifer Kemmeter.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: race cars, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Presents instructions for building race cars using a classic LEGO set, including such models as stock cars, dragsters, formula cars, and sports cars.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: robots, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Presents picture-based instructions for building robots using LEGO set 10697.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite lego parts: sea life, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Inside Build it! Sea Life, you'll find a range of creative models to put together, created using the LEGO® Classic sets 10693 and 10695, or bricks that LEGO® obsessives may already have at home. This book contains 3-5 "dioramas" featuring a diverse range of sea life creatures. Full colour, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: things that float, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Presents picture-based instructions for building a variety of boats using a classic LEGO set.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: things that fly, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Presents picture-based instructions for building a variety of flying machines using a classic LEGO set.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: things that go, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Presents picture-based instructions for building a variety of vehicles using a classic LEGO set.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite Lego parts: trains, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Inside Build it! Trains, you'll find a range of creative models to put together, created using the LEGO® Classic sets 10693 and 10695, or bricks that LEGO® obsessives may already have at home. Each book in this interactive series contains 3-5 "dioramas" featuring a diverse range of models. Full colour, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.
J 688.725 KEM
Build it!: make supercool models with your favorite LEGO parts: Wild west, Jennifer Kemmeter.
Explore your creative side and build exciting LEGO(R) models with the best-selling Build It! series, a step-by-step instruction guide for all ages. This series of visually rich instruction books for LEGO(R) creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside Build it! Wild West, you'll find a range of creative models from to put together, created using bricks that LEGO(R) obsessives may already have at home.
J 688.725 KEM
Playing with collage: a collage is an artwork made from a number of different parts that are stuck together, Jeannie Baker.
A how-to guide to making your own collages, brimful of fascinating hints and tips from a master of the genre. Over the course of a 40-year career, Jeannie Baker has perfected the art of collage in the creation of picture-book classics such as Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Window, a Boston Globe-Horn Honour Book. Her stunning pieces, devised by assembling all sorts of different textures, are known all around the globe.
J 702.8 BAK
The dinosaur craft book: 15 things a dino fan can't do without, Laura Minter.
Whether they are budding palaeontologists or dream of being a Tyrannosaurus, children will love these fun crafts. Containing 15 fantastic dinosaur-themed projects to make, The Dinosaur Craft Book will get children crafting and creating in no time. 15 fantastic dino-themed projects to craft with kids. Projects come with handy templates and make use of otherwise-wasted household items.
J 745.5 MIN
Let's make art with scrap paper, Susie Brooks.
Let's make art with scrap paper shows you how to weave paper into skyscrapers, make shaggy dogs from old newspaper, create a mosaic smiley snail, assemble an elephant-shaped bookmark from cardboard and old magazines and much, much more.
J 745.54 BRO
Super slime,  Dynamo Limited.
The amazing slime recipes in this book are sometimes gross, sometimes sparkly, sometimes edible, but always loads of fun. More than 30 innovative recipes, using inexpensive, accessible, and safe ingredients, will teach you everything you need to know about how to make slime.
J 745.59 SUP
Degas: painter of ballerinas, Susan Goldman Rubin.
Through Edgar Degas's beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favourite of his fans.
J 759.4 DEG
Help your kids with music: a unique step-by-step visual guide, Carol Vorderman.
Are your kids struggling with music theory? Do you wish you could help them learn how to read music? Help Your Kids With Music is what every frustrated parent needs. This invaluable guide covers all the core subjects needed to pass up to grade 5 music exams around the world, including melody, rhythm, chords and harmony, intervals, scales, and keys, styles and genres, and the instruments of the orchestra.
J 781 VOR
Tāne Mahuta has a forest = He wao tā Tāne Mahuta, Rebecca Larsen.
Pūkeko, Kiwi and Hōiho go for a walk through the forest. Join them while they explore, perform actions and sing.
J 782.42 LAR
Twinkle, twinkle Matariki, Rebecca Larsen.
Pukeko, Kiwi and Hoiho want to fly very high. Join them as they blast off to explore the nine stars of Matariki.
J 782.42 LAR
Knock-knock, Deano Yipadee.
A new heart-warming crack-up by bestselling children's entertainer Deano Yipadee, featuring kid-friendly knock-knock jokes.
J 782.42 YIP
Book of games: selections from the original, Kate Greenaway.
A delightful compendium of traditional games, with full colour pictures.
J 790.1 GRE
Extreme spot the difference: challenging high-definition photo puzzles, Tim Dedopulos.
The ultimate photo puzzle challenge. More testing, more engaging, and more visually impressive than anything you've ever seen before. Contains 38 detailed, high-definition images to compare, each one cunningly altered with no fewer than 50 imaginative and sometimes surprising changes. To help spot these changes the book includes a spotter's grid.
J 793.73 DED
This or that?, Pippa Goodhart.
Would you like to wear a toga or trousers? Would you play with a doll or dice? Would you live in a tent or tree? This fascinating picture book encourages children to make their own choices on every page. With hundreds of amazing British Museum objects, Pippa Goodhart makes it irresistibly fun to choose between this or that.
J 793.73 GOO
Where's the architect?: from pyramids to skyscrapers: an architecture look and find book, Susanne Rebscher.
Presents a history of architecture, from the top of China's Great Wall to the base of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, while readers try to locate hidden figures in each spread.
J 793.73 REB
Show me cool magic: a guide to creating and performing your own show, Jake Banfield.
This book that takes the reader from knowing zero about magic to being able to do a whole show for their family and friends. Along the way they will learn some cool tricks to show their friends in school, find out how to do a PR stunt, film their own tricks, develop their unique magician persona and all the other secrets to making magic amazing.
J 793.8 BAN
100% unofficial Fortnite pro guide, Daniel Lipscombe.
Inside, you'll find out how to build and edit quickly and effectively, outbuilding your enemies by following step-by-step instructions to create amazing bases and traps to help you secure those all-important Victory Royales.
J 794.8 LIP
Minecraft for beginners, Stephanie Milton.
Minecraft for Beginners is the perfect introduction to Survival mode on Bedrock Edition for true beginners. Parents can read and use this book easily with young children, or even on their own! Follow the simple, step-by-step instructions to help you stay alive. Learn how to start a game, which biomes you'll want to spawn in and which you'll want to avoid.
J 794.8 MIL
Minecraft STEM challenge: build a theme park, Anne Rooney.
Read about STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics in the real world, then put your learning to use within the game, discovering the differences between real life and the Minecraft world.
J 794.8 ROO
Sticks and stones: a kid's guide to building and exploring in the great outdoors, Melissa Lennig.
Sticks and Stones presents a treasure trove of building and engineering ideas for children to employ in the great outdoors using the materials made readily available to them, from cabins and tipis to bridges and dams. Many smaller scale projects are included, too, such as how to make ochre paint with shale, make a fishing pole, and carve a marshmallow roasting stick.
J 796.5 LEN
Wild things, Jo Schofield.
Have you ever wanted to find fairies in the garden, meet a unicorn, ride a dragon or share a picnic with a mermaid? Just because you've never seen these magical creatures doesn't mean they don't exist! The Wild Things of stories and the imagination are everywhere, but they're shy, secretive, camouflaged and only reveal themselves to true believers.
J 796.5 SCH
The proper way to meet a hedgehog and other how-to poems, Paul B Janeczko.
Find a patch of unbroken snow; dye your hair green with purple spots; slowly breathe in and out; bounce in your space-boots and don't take off your helmet, whatever you do! A "how-to" poem shows the steps in a process – here, anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents charming examples of the genre. There are over thirty poems in this beautiful, memorable treasury, each one illustrated with elegance and flair.
J 808.81 PRO
The undefeated, Kwame Alexander.
The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.
J 811 ALE
Clackety track: poems about trains, Skila Brown.
Queue up for a whistle-stop tour of trains of all kinds, narrated in lively verse and featuring dynamic retro artwork. Rows of grooves, cables, and bars. Graffiti rockin' out the cars. A badge of rust. A proud oil stain.There's nothin' plain about a train.
J 811 BRO
Predator and prey: a conversation in verse, Susannah Buhrman-Deever.
Who is the predator, and who is the prey? Illuminating poetry and vivid artwork capture the awe-inspiring ways that creatures use their resources to stay alive.
J 811 BUH
The road not taken, Robert Frost.
When a fork in the road arises for the boy, so too does the first of life's many choices. And as the poem progresses, so does the boy's life: college, career, marriage, family, loss, and, by journey's end, the sweet satisfaction of a life fully lived.
J 811 FRO
Thinker: my puppy poet and me, Eloise Greenfield.
Thinker isn't just an average puppy; he's a poet. So is his owner, Jace. Together they turn the world around them into verse. There's just one problem: Thinker has to keep quiet in public, and he can't go to school with Jace. That is, until Pets' Day. But when Thinker is allowed into the classroom at last, he finds it hard to keep his true identity a secret.
J 811 GRE
Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: animal poems for two or more voices, Georgia Heard.
Designed to be read aloud by two or more people, this playful collection of thirteen poems for young children explores a variety of animal sounds. Includes animal facts.
J 811 HEA
Trees, Verlie Hutchens.
There are so many different kinds of trees in the world, and each has special qualities that make it unique. This lyrical, fanciful collection of poems celebrates the singular beauty of each tree, from the gnarled old apple tree to the tall and graceful aspen.
J 811 HUT
No more poems!: a book in verse that just gets worse, Rhett Miller.
Shares humorous poems about such subjects as disco baths, sneaky sisters, nose hairs, and wanting a dog.
J 811 MIL
Lion of the sky: haiku for all seasons, Laura Purdie Salas.
A collection of poems celebrates the four seasons, including spring, summer, fall, and winter.
J 811 SAL
An owl at sea, Susan Vande Griek.
Presents the true story of a young short-eared owl who became lost in the North Sea and landed on an oil rig, where it was cared for by the riggers and handed over to the Scottish SPCA, who later returned it to the wild.
J 811 VAN
Flights of fancy: stories, pictures and inspiration from ten Children's Laureates.
This book marks twenty wonderful years of the Laureateship, with stories, poems and pictures by all ten former honourees. Among others, Quentin Blake tells the stories behind his pictures of weird and wonderful beasts, Michael Morpurgo draws on childhood memories for a moving wartime tale and Michael Rosen plays with language and shapes in his witty, read-aloud poems.
J 820.8 FLI
When we were very young, A A Milne.
'They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice.' Curl up with A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, When We Were Very Young. This is the first volume of rhymes written especially for children by Milne - as popular now as when they were first written. Featuring E. H.
J 821 MIL
The flying girl: how Aida de Acosta learned to soar, Margarita Engle.
On a lively street in the lovely city of Paris, a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the sight of an airship. Oh, how she wished she could soar through the sky like that! The inventor of the airship, Alberto, invited Aída to ride with him, but she didn't want to be a passenger. She wanted to be the pilot. Aída was just a teenager, and no woman or girl had ever flown before. She didn't let that stop her, though.
J 920 ACO
Cheeky dogs: to Lake Nash and back, Dion Beasley.
In this exuberant illustrated memoir, action-packed images and poetic words trace Dion Beasley's fascination with cheeky dogs and his unconventional journey into the world of contemporary art. Every morning. Is it time yet? Nearly Joie says. Out of the freezer comes the meat. Bones and sausages and chicken necks. Butcher knife on the bricks, me chopping up. Be careful! Or you'll cut your finger off. We can't have that Joie says.
J 920 BEA
Planting stories: the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré, Anika Denise.
When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura's legacy.
J 920 BEL
The important thing about Margaret Wise Brown, Mac Barnett.
A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.
J 920 BRO
A girl named Misty: the true story of Misty Copeland, Kelly Starling Lyons.
The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women.
J 920 COP
Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American stagecoach driver, Tami Charles.
The true story of Mary Fields, aka "Stagecoach Mary," a trailblazing African American woman who helped settle the American West.
J 920 FIE
Miss Franklin: how Miles Franklin's brilliant career began, Libby Hathorn.
This is a story about iconic Australian writer Stella Miles Franklin, namesake of two major literary prizes, during her brief but formative time as a governess in rural New South Wales. Teenager Stella Miles Franklin has to work to help support her family. Stella is unhappy in her job and longs for the freedom and excitement of city life.
J 920 FRA
The extraordinary life of Anne Frank, Kate Scott.
Her words have become some of the most important in modern history: discover the incredible life story of Anne Frank, whose bravery has inspired so many. Her incredible story comes to life in this beautifully illustrated book, with narrative biography, timelines, facts and quotes.
J 920 FRA
Anne Frank, Isabel Thomas.
Anne Frank was an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times. Forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis' persecution of Jews in World War II, Anne kept a diary that would become one of the most famous books in the world. Meet one of history's most inspiring figures in this beautifully-illustrated guide to her amazing life.
J 920 FRA
When Sue found Sue: Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex, Toni Buzzeo.
From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made her biggest discovery to date: Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed.
J 920 HEN
Everest: the remarkable story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Alexandra Stewart.
In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the roof of the world was Everest.
J 920 HIL
Hedy Lamarr's double life, Laurie Wallmark.
Hedy Lamarr became a movie legend, but her true loves were always science and engineering. During World War II, Hedy collaborated with another inventor on an innovative technology called frequency hopping. It was designed to prevent the enemy from jamming torpedo radio signals and commanding weapons to go off course. Frequency hopping is still used today to keep our cell phone messages private and defend our computers from hackers.
J 920 LAM
Hammering for freedom: the William Lewis story, Rita L Hubbard.
Born into slavery in Tennessee, William "Bill" Lewis watched his family work long, grueling days in the fields. He wished there was something he could do to break them out of the bondage of slavery. After learning the blacksmith trade, Bill earned so much fixing old tools and forging new ones that he was allowed to keep a little money for himself.
J 920 LEW
Dolly Parton, Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara.
Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family 'as poor as dirt'. She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was right; Dolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from.
J 920 PAR
Wilma Rudolph, Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara.
Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics.
J 920 RUD
Serena: the littlest sister, Karlin Gray.
Serena Williams is one of the biggest names in sports, but she grew up the littlest of five girls in her family. While sharing a room and playing tennis with her older sisters, Serena had to figure out how to be her own person on and off the court. This empowering biography showcases the rise of the youngest Williams sister and how her family played a part in her path to becoming the strong woman and star athlete she is today.
J 920 WIL
Boys who made a difference, Michelle Roehm McCann.
When it comes to making a difference, there's no such thing as too young! Get ready to meet some incredible young men who followed their dreams and changed the world for the better, often by taking the path less travelled and staying true to themselves.
J 920.02 MCC
Dream big: heroes who dared to be bold, Sally Morgan.
The ultimate empowering guide, Dream Big! Heroes Who Dared to Be Bold introduces fearless men, women, boys and girls who have spoken out and changed our lives for the better. They did it, so why can't you? From Emma Gonzalez to Peter Tatchell, Adwoa Aboah to Muhammed Ali, this book celebrates sung and unsung heroes, reaching acrossall areas of life and to all four corners of the globe.
J 920.02 MOR
Escape: our journey home through war-torn Germany, Barbie Probert-Wright.
Germany, 1945. Trapped between advancing armies, stranded hundreds of miles from their mother, and with their father missing in action, sisters Barbie and Eva were confronted with an impossible choice. Should they stay and face invasion or risk their lives to find their mother? Together, they set out on a perilous three-hundred mile journey on foot across a country ravaged by war.
943.086 PRO

Older Fiction

The library of ever, Zeno Alexander.
With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored, until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe's wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. And Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian.
Twinchantment, Elise Allen.
Princesses Flissa and Sara are even closer than most twins. In fact, most of the kingdom thinks they're the same person. When magic was outlawed in Kaloon generations ago, twins, black cats, and other potentially-magical beings were outlawed, too.
Orange for the sunsets, Tina Athaide.
Asha and her best friend, Yesofu, never cared about the differences between them: Indian. African. Girl. Boy. Short. Tall. But when Idi Amin announces that Indians have ninety days to leave the country, suddenly those differences are the only things that people in Entebbe can see; not the shared after-school samosas or Asha cheering for Yesofu at every cricket game.
The story web, Megan Frazer Blakemore.
When animals in Alice's small Maine town tell her the Story Web is in danger, threatening the fabric of our world, she knows she can mend it by being honest about why her father is gone.
Mortal danger, Gillian Cross.
When Lizzie's school gets a new head teacher everything seems great. The pupils are encouraged to do the things they really love, experts are brought in to inspire them, there's even a competition to win an adventure trip of a lifetime. Lizzie and her friends can't believe their luck! But then Lizzie hears a voice. A voice strange but familiar. A voice that says, 'I will obey all your instructions'.
Escape from the Isle of the Lost, Melissa De la Cruz.
Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos make a plan to use their upcoming visit to the Isle of the Lost to help other villain kids attend Auradon Prep, while Uma teams up with Hades to bring down the barrier and get her revenge on Mal.
Two dogs in a trench coat go on a class trip, Julie Falatko.
It is field trip day to the city museum, and while Stewart expects a boring day of facts and learning, Waldo and Sassy are looking forward to lunch; then they find that the dinosaur room is full of tempting bones, the astronaut boots are good for chewing, and one of the dioramas features a squirrel on a sidewalk, but the highlight is the delicatessen; if only Waldo and Sassy's disguise can fool the guards who are searching for two dogs.
The Trespasser's Club, Helen Vivienne Fletcher.
"Trespassers Club was just supposed to be a game, but sometimes going places you shouldn't has consequences. Laura has always spent her free time playing Trespassers Club with her sister, Katy. But Katy just turned thirteen and isn't interested in playing games anymore. When their family moves suburbs, Laura discovers an old abandoned house on her street.
The last last-day-of-summer, L R Giles.
Otto and Sheed Alston are local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. As summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little more time for fun, eve as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have. That is, until a mysterious man named Mr. Flux appears with a camera that literally freezes time.
Rumple Buttercup: a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself, Matthew Gray Gubler.
Rumple Buttercup has 5 crooked teeth, 3 strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right. He is weird. Join him and Candy Corn Carl (his imaginary friend made of trash) as they learn the joy of individuality as well as the magic of belonging.
Kid Normal and the shadow machine, Greg James.
Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge. But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all. And he's building a dastardly device to prove it. When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
The great animal escapade, Jane Kerr.
Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.
Harriet and the eye of the bird, Julie Lamb.
Beset by family, school, and emotional problems, Harriet finds solace in a tree-fort and a rusty-feathered bird.
The keepers of the keys, Kathryn Lasky.
Against all odds, cubs Stellan, Jytte, Third, and Froya have found the key hidden inside the legendary Den of Forever Frost. Now, they have everything they need to destroy the dangerous ice clock. Everything... except an army. The power-hungry Grand Patek will stop at nothing to protect the clock, the source of his authority.
Caterpillar summer, Gillian McDunn.
Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond; Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favourite story. She's the one who knows what Chicken needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat has been the glue holding her family together.
You've been werewolfed, Tom McLaughlin.
When Tyler is sent to summer camp, she can't resist packing one of her latest science projects - the Hologramaphone 3000.
Rainbow Cove, Karen McMillan.
Four children, Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma and Ethan, discover an 'elastic' island that can send them pinging across the ocean to a variety of tropical island destinations. When the children visit Rainbow Cove, they discover creatures called frivals who are responsible for maintaining the colours of the island.
Up for air, Laurie Morrison.
Thirteen-year-old Annabelle struggles in school, no matter how hard she tries. But as soon as she dives into the pool, she's unstoppable. She's the fastest girl on the middle school swim team, and when she's asked to join the high school team over the summer, everything changes.
Freedom fire, Daniel José Older.
Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are heading southwest on the back of Stella, the giant pteranodon, to find Montez, her brother, wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; now they are heading into the heart of the fighting, depending on Magdalys' ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs but one of the companions is not quite what she seems, and Magdalys's talent could make her a target for both sides.
Planet Earth is blue, Nicole Panteleakos.
Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger; it's the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home.
Born to rock, James Patterson.
When her favourite rock band Lulu and the Handbags announces a contest, Georgia is determined the all-girl rock band she's in will win--even if she has to ask her brother Rafe for help.
Dragonfell, Sarah Prineas.
Rafi Bywater is unlike anyone else. The people in his village don't trust him because he spends too much time in an abandoned dragon lair. When a stranger, Mister Flitch, accuses Rafi of being "dragon-touched," Rafi sets off to discover the truth about dragons, and about himself. On his journey, Rafi befriends a brilliant scientist, Maud, who has secrets of her own.
The king of the Golden River, John Ruskin.
John Ruskin's Victorian story, newly illustrated by Quentin Blake, tells the tale of the Black brothers: the kind-natured 11-year old Gluck and his two nasty older brothers, Hans and Schwartz. For Gluck, play is cleaning the floors, and his education consists of a wholesome quantity of punches. One stormy evening, Gluck is left at home to prepare his older brothers' dinner when an extraordinary-looking little man knocks at the door.
The size of the truth, Andrew Smith.
Eleven-year-old Sam Abernathy, extremely overprotected and a reluctant celebrity since he was trapped in a well at age four, dreams of becoming a chef and starts by entering a local cook-off.
All the Greys on Greene Street, Laura Tucker.
SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist and in her neighbourhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart.
Me and Sam-Sam handle the apocalypse, Susan Vaught.
"I could see the big inside of my Sam-Sam. I had been training him for 252 days with mini tennis balls and pieces of bacon, just to prove to Dad and Mom and Aunt Gus and the whole world that a tiny, fluffy dog could do big things if he wanted to. I think my little dog always knew he could be a hero. I just wonder if he knew about me.
Other words for home, Jasmine Warga.
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Cloud boy, Marcia Williams.
Harry Christmas and Angie Moon are best friends and almost-twins. Ever since they were born two days apart they've been partners in cloud-spotting, sweet-eating and treehouse-building. But when Harry is taken to hospital for headaches that won't go away, he needs Angie more than ever. Because when things fall apart, only a best friend can stitch them back together.

Picture Books

Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain, Verna Aardema.
In this traditional tale, discovered in Kenya, a young herd boy Ki-pat must find a way to end the dreadful drought that has come to the beautiful Kapiti Plain and save the animals that live there.
Ripple's effect, Shawn Achor.
The residents of an aquarium learn that often a smile can turn a bully into a friend.
The Little Green Girl, Lisa Anchin.
Mr. Aster, who likes routine, is happy to care for Little Green Girl when she arrives in his garden, but not interested in helping her see the world beyond its walls.
Daniel finds a poem, Micha Archer.
A little boy's animal friends help him discover the poetry to be found in nature.
Daniel's good day, Micha Archer.
When his neighbours give a variety of answers to the question "What is a good day?" Daniel writes a poem about the everyday activities that give them joy.
Where's Mr Astronaut?, Ingela P Arrhenius.
A delightful and funny introduction to space exploration for the very youngest of readers.
Where's Mr Narwhal?, Ingela P Arrhenius.
Even the smallest of readers will enjoy spotting the hidden animals behind each felt flap. And, in no time at all, they'll be using the flaps unaided to discover the cute characters for themselves.
The home builders, Varsha Bajaj.
This vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrates a variety of woodland creatures as they make their homes and prepare for their young.
Babymoon, Hayley Barrett.
A couple celebrates their new roles as parents by spending the first days of their baby's life alone in their home, where a new dynamic of cuddling, connecting, and learning unfolds.
Squish rabbit's pet, Katherine Battersby.
Squish is just a little rabbit, but being little leads to big dreams. Most of all, Squish dreams of having a pet. Squish wants a puppy, but he doesn't know where to find one! With the help of his best friend, Twitch, Squish sets out to find the pet of his dreams. A tale celebrating the joy of friendship and the fun of pets from the CBCA Crichton Award shortlisted author, Katherine Battersby.
Arthur and the tiger, Sophie Beer.
Arthur's circus is full of daring performers. The Acrobat can soar like an eagle. The Strongman can lift a car with one finger. The Jugglers can breathe fire like dragons. But Arthur has never been brave enough to learn any daring circus tricks.
What's that terrible growl?, A H Benjamin.
Let the anticipation build with each turn of the page as it introduces another possible cause of the big Growl: a hungry, ferocious lion; a mean, ugly ogre; a ten-eyed spotting creature from outer space. But in the end, it might just be something or someone a lot smaller than expected.
The marae visit, Rebecca Beyer.
When the class visits the marae they have lots to learn and lots to do. And they have lots of fun! This is a wonderful story about what to expect when visiting a marae.
One careless night, Christina Booth.
In One Careless Night, award-winning picture book creator Christina Booth tells the hauntingly beautiful story of Australia's last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). Where the mist swallows mountains and winds whisper through ancient trees, a mother and her pup run wild and free. They hunt, but they are also hunted. Carted away. Sold for bounty. And then, one careless night. The last thylacine is gone.
Little Frida, Anthony Browne.
One great artist inspires another, as Anthony Browne creates a beautiful story about Frida Kahlo. Stunning illustrations tell the story of a lonely young girl who discovers the power of the imagination to set you free. A tribute to an iconic artist exploring themes of belonging, creativity and hope, this is an exquisite and touching picture book.
Deep in the ocean, Lucie Brunellière.
A scientific team has boarded the submarine Oceanos to explore the ocean's depths. Suddenly, it gets caught in a violent storm, causing it to drift thousands of miles off-course. From the glittering surface of the sea to the darkness of the abyss, Deep in the Ocean takes readers on a bewitching journey through fascinating waters; some warm, colourful, and crowded with sea creatures, others mysterious and turbulent.
Lion and mouse, Jairo Buitrago.
A modern update on the classic fable of the lion and the mouse shares the relationship between two unlikely friends.
A quiet girl, Peter Carnavas.
Mary is a quiet girl. Her family makes so much noise they hardly notice her, or anything else. Until Mary, in her own gentle way, shows them what they've been missing.
Hair love, Matthew A Cherry.
A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.
Camp tiger, Susan Choi.
Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond. Usually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal food while the family sits by the campfire. But this year is different. This year, the boy is going into first grade, and his mother is encouraging him to do things on his own, just like his older brother.
Slow Samson, Bethany Christou.
Everyone likes Samson the sloth, and he gets lots of invitations to parties. The problem is that he's far too slow to ever get there on time. When Samson finally makes it to the celebration the cake is eaten and the party games are finished.
Fashionista, Maxine Beneba Clarke.
A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke all about the power of expressing yourself. Put on your passion. Flaunt your heart on your sleeve. You're a fashionista. Work it. Wear it. Believe.
Fly, Nathan Clement.
Get ready to take off in an airplane! Ground crew, flight attendants, pilots, and tower control are all here to help you journey across the sky. For first-time flyers eager to earn their wings or experienced flyers curious about who controls the plane, Fly shows readers the entire process that helps a plane climb high into the air and then land safely at its destination.
The weka who wanted to sing, Peter Coburn.
Wiri the Weka wants to be a famous singer, but it might not be as easy as he thinks.
Maisy at home: a first words book, Lucy Cousins.
Join Maisy on her day at home! From the kitchen to the playroom to the bedroom, there are so many fun objects to spot and say. Each page is themed around different things children encounter indoors, and all the items are clearly labelled to help develop language and deepen understanding of the world.
Maisy's day out: a first words book, Lucy Cousins.
Song of the river, Joy Cowley.
Cam the mountain boy follows the song of the river from the mountains to the sea, seeing many wonderful sights on the way, and finally making a marvellous discovery.
Big and Little, Christine Dale.
"Featuring a variety of New Zealand animals, including the Maui dolphin and large emperor penguin to the cheeky kea and majestic albatross, each page shows the difference between the big grown ups and their little babies"--Back page.
Dinosaur dig!, Penny Dale.
Dinosaur Dig! has everything that kids love; diggers, dinosaurs, and dirt, plus a bit of counting thrown in for good measure. Bursting with energy, noise, and a splashy, surprising ending, this is an absolute riot of a book.
Goat on a boat: a fable, Nick Dent.
When a goat arrives on a rocky island, the resident sheep are afraid he'll eat all their grass. But this goat has hidden talents. This humorous fable for children has an important message to convey.
The pout-pout fish cleans up the ocean, Deborah Diesen.
Mr. Fish and an increasing number of sea creatures investigate, then decide how to deal with, a huge mess in the ocean. Includes tips for the reader to help clean up and protect the ocean.
The great indoors, Julie Falatko.
Woodland animals camp in a human house for a weeklong vacation while the family that lives there is away.
It's your world now!, Barry Falls.
So go and play and live and learn. It's your world now, this is your turn to think and ask and make and do. The world is magic, just like you! A beautiful and funny celebration of the world and the potential of each and every child.
Lawrence in the fall, Matthew Farina.
Lawrence the fox accompanies his father into the forest to collect something to take to his school show-and-tell, and while briefly lost and alone, Lawrence encounters the beauty of nature and finds exactly what he needs.
There's an alien in your book, Tom Fletcher.
Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a new interactive adventure, this time featuring an adorable alien who has crash-landed in your book! You'll have to help Alien back up into space, because aliens don't belong on Earth, do they? This book has a gentle message about openness, acceptance and inclusion that will speak to the very youngest readers.
If I was the sunshine, Julie Fogliano.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the nature of connection and relationships.
Redbird, Patrick Fort.
Red Bird, a small airplane, encounters numerous hazards as it attempts to land at the airport. Text is in Braille and in clear black type and raised pictures can be both felt and seen.
Trompet and Trumbone, Ali Foster.
Is it true that elephants never forget? What happens if they do? Trompet and Trumbone is a delightful heart-warming story of the special relationship between a wise old matriarch and her great-granddaughter and the passing on of family history and traditions.
Happy birthday wombat, Jackie French.
She eats, she sleeps, she scratches.
Rainbow: a first book of pride, Michael Genhart.
Children from different kinds of families demonstrate the original meanings of the colours in the rainbow flag, and then come together at a Pride parade.
Duck duck moose, Lucinda Gifford.
Duck duck moose? Who can resist a gloriously goofy moose? These ducks apparently. Or can they? A hilarious and heart-warming story about finding friends in unexpected places.
Nell & the circus of dreams, Nell Gifford.
When a little girl called Nell makes friends with a tiny chick on her farm, it is the start of a journey that leads her into a dreamy circus realm. Was it something real or did it spring from her imagination? Nell will never be sure but she leaves the tent uplifted by the wonderland that she found inside.
Little Plane, Tarō Gomi.
Little Plane is ready to lift his wings and fly for the first time but landing is a little more complicated.
The dress-up box, Patrick Guest.
The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants. But they have brought something with them that can turn any house into a home.
Be still, life, Ohara Hale.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text encourage the reader to be still, peaceful, and calm inside while imagining using all five senses to experience nature.
Let's go swimming!, Caryl Hart.
Today let's go swimming! The two friends wriggle into their swimsuits quickly, because there's so much fun to be had jumping, splashing, kicking, playing pirates and, finally, floating on their backs like giggly, squiggly starfish!.
The king who banned the dark, Emily Haworth-Booth.
There once was a Prince who was afraid of the dark-and when he became King he decided to do something about it. Written by an award-winning author, this is a magical modern fairy tale about conquering your fears and creating change. Most children are scared of the dark at some time or other. The hero of this story actually gets to do something about it! He's a Prince-and when he becomes King he decides to ban the dark completely.
Tree: seasons come, seasons go, Patricia Hegarty.
Through a hole in the book's cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons.
Sophie Johnson: detective genius, Morag Hood.
Sophie Johnson studied very hard to become a detective and it's a good thing she did; there has been a terrible crime! Someone has stolen Lion's tail. Unfortunately, this means that Sophie doesn't have time to train her new (and not very good) assistant, Bella.
Father's Day, Shirley Hughes.
Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Dad. From the fun of waking Dad up in the morning, having a day together at the seaside or even stories with Dad at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child's day and celebrates the special bond between a father and child.
My real friend, David Hunt.
Rupert isn't real, but he has a real friend, William. They both love sport, painting and music and have amazing adventures together in William's imagination.
That's what dinosaurs do, Jory John.
This is William. William is a dinosaur who loves to roar. Because, well, he's a dinosaur. But when William gets a sore throat, the doctor tells him, No roaring for a week! No roaring at the mailman or the bus driver. No roaring in line or at the park.
The song of spring, Hendrik Jonas.
It's spring and everywhere birds are calling out to each other. But one bird has forgotten which sound to make. He tries "Woof," and meets a dog, who encourages him to try "Oink," with the expected result. Moo, Hee-Haw, Baa, Meow; each successive call adds another animal friend to the page.
The only way is badger, Stella J Jones.
One morning, the animals wake up to find that someone has built a huge wall and put up posters on the trees that read "Badgers are best!" Badger wants everyone to be more like him, and when they can't do things as well as he does, he sends them away to the other side of the wall.
My name is Bear, Nicola Killen.
Bear can't wait to introduce himself to his new neighbours because he thinks he has the best name in the world! But when he learns his neighbours' names he can't stop laughing and his comments become more and more rude! Will Bear ever learn some manners? This funny story introduces children to key themes such as sharing, manners and learning to accept others as they are.
You are new, Lucy Knisley.
A world of being new is waiting exciting, cool, and fascinating! Napping, crying, cuddling, playing, making friends, exploring; such a wealth of experiences await each new life.
Flock, Gemma Koomen.
At the edge of the woods, there is a great tree. Peep through the branches and you might just see some little people who stand as tall as your thumb and have heads the size of hazelnuts. Sylvia prefers to be alone rather than play noisy games with the other Tree Keepers. But one day, she finds a baby bird in her favourite hiding place.
I can fly, Fifi Kuo.
Little Penguin wants to fly like the other birds but cannot, no matter how hard he tries, until his father helps him see what makes penguins special.
The fisherman & the whale, Jessica Lanan.
A wordless picture book in which a fisherman finds a whale caught in fishing nets and sets it free. Includes author's note about the environmental impact of contemporary commercial fishing practices.
Home is a window, Stephanie Parsley Ledyard.
A family learns what home really means when they leave their beloved house and move to another.
Birds,  Lemniscates.
Birds come in many different colours, shapes and personalities but they all make our imaginations soar. This stunning picture book takes a poetic look at all kinds of birds; loud, quiet, big, small, and celebrates their impact on our lives. From the happy songs that greet us every morning to the messages of peace they bear, this colourful picture book invites the reader to appreciate the beautiful birds all around them.
Hurty feelings, Helen Lester.
It looks like trouble when Fragility, a hippopotamus whose feelings are easily hurt, meets Rudy, a rude elephant, on the soccer field.
How to light your dragon, Didier Lévy.
Has your dragon forgotten how to breathe fire? Have no fear. This imaginative story follows the exploits of one frustrated dragon owner as she tries increasingly hilarious tricks to rekindle her dragon's flame. Covering everything from the simplest tactics (tickling the dragon), to the sneakiest ones (surprising it with unlit birthday candles), this book is perfect for children who love to guess what's going to happen next.
Bambi the blind alpaca, Jan Lummis.
Bambi the blind alpaca spends his days happy in his paddock with his brother Charisma. Then one day Charisma is gone! Bambi is sad without Charisma to show him the way. He is lonely and stops eating. Will bambi find another alpaca friend? Inspired by a true story.
Just like my brother, Gianna Marino.
While playing hide-and-seek with her brother, Little Giraffe describes him to other animals, and wonders how she will ever be just like him.
Mummy cuddle, Kate Mayes.
'Mummy play?' It's getting late, but one little rabbit is wide awake. A charming tale of a playful bunny who would rather snuggle than go to bed. A book to be loved and treasured by children, mothers and families everywhere.
Who's hiding at the beach?, Katharine McEwen.
There are lots of creatures at the beach. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this innovative lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks, shells, and seaweed to find out lots of interesting facts about seaside wildlife.
Colouroos, Anna McGregor.
Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the thirsty roos went searching for water. When three different groups of kangaroos red, blue and yellow all come to the same watering hole, they aren't sure what to make each of other at first. But they soon they discover that they aren't so different after all.
Now that's a hat!, Heath McKenzie.
That hat is too big! That hat is too small! That hat is too short! That hat is too tall! That one's too crazy! And that one might bite! How hard can it be to find a hat that's just right?!.
Lola goes to school, Anna McQuinn.
Lola meets new friends and tries many new things on her fun but exhausting first day of school.
Flit the Fantail and the mystery eggs, Katherine Q Merewether.
Join Flit and his friends, Kiki the kaka, rascally robins Bit and Bob, Keri the kiwi and wise old Ruru as they exercise some teamwork. Can they figure out who the mystery eggs belong to?
One runaway rabbit, David Metzenthen.
A stylish and satisfying picture book about a curious pet rabbit who accidentally escapes the safety of her backyard, and then must survive in the wilds of suburbia at night. One pet rabbit. One dark night. One hungry fox. A wonderfully entertaining picture book about a clever pet rabbit on the run.
Little bird's day, Sally Morgan.
A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.
When Billy was a dog, Kirsty Murray.
If you can't have a puppy, maybe the next best thing is to be a puppy.'Can I please, please, please have a dog?' asked Billy. 'Would you walk it every day and wash it if it got dirty?' 'I would, I promise!' said Billy. Billy wants a dog. He really really really wants one. Billy's parents aren't so sure. So one morning, Billy takes matters into his own paws. A gloriously funny, warm and true story from the creators of Puddle Hunters.
Hum and swish, Matt Myers.
Jamie wants to quietly work on an art project near her friend, the sea, but people keep disturbing her by asking questions.
I am a tiger, Karl Newson.
A witty and clever story about a little mouse with very big ideas she believes she is a tiger! She manages to convince a raccoon, a fox, a snake and a bird that she is a tiger, and that they are not what they think they are! But when a real tiger turns up, can the persuasive little rodent manage to persuade the tiger that he is a mouse!.
Hide and seek, Polly Noakes.
Friends play hide-and-seek in the meadow on a beautiful summer day.
The day the plants fought back, Belinda O'Keefe.
What a surprise two rowdy rascals have when they learn the corn in their garden has ears and the potatoes have eyes...
This love, Isabel Otter.
Celebrate love from all around the world! A series of gentle rhymes sensitively explores what love feels like to children. This timeless book shows that love is a common language with the power to unite, wherever you come from.
The jacket, Sue-Ellen Pashley.
The jacket was no ordinary jacket. It was soft, like dandelion fluff. It was warm, like the afternoon sun. It was comforting, like a hug from your favourite teddy. In the jacket, a child's favourite piece of clothing, which she outgrows, passes on to her little sister and then is repurposed for a new life. This is a heartwarming story about growing up and learning to let go of the things you become attached to in childhood.
The big row your boat adventure, Scott Pearson.
Three brave explorers set out on a big adventure around the world. What amazing creatures will they meet along their way? From the tallest penguins to the world's deadliest octopus, these children will encounter some incredible animals. But don't forget to look out for the crocodiles!
A wee bird was watching, Karine Polwart.
A young girl and her mother settle in the woods for a night's sleep, after a long and tiring journey. But who will keep them safe from harm? A wee bird is watching from the trees. And he knows just what to do. A vividly illustrated telling of a folk tale that speaks to themes of displacement, migration and protection.
Rosie is my best friend, Ali Pye.
Rosie and her best friend spend every day together; helping the adults with the gardening and the shopping, learning new tricks, and playing in the park. They even explore outer space and the deepest oceans! When there are scary monsters, they stick together, and although they make new friends, they always come back to each other.
Lights out, Leonard, Josh Pyke.
Leonard doesn't like bedtime, especially when there's a five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster hiding in the corner of his bedroom. It seems like Leonard will never sleep again until he discovers a mysterious book called How to Frighten Monsters.
Suzy Orbit, astronaut, Ruth Quayle.
One starry morning, Suzy Orbit was busy fixing the control system when; BEEP! BEEP!, Captain Gizmo received a phone call from Earth. 'Aliens have been spotted in the solar system. Prepare to launch your space pod immediately!' Captain Gizmo turned pale. 'Do we have a space pod?' he asked.
My papi has a motorcycle, Isabel Quintero.
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighbourhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.
Rabbit's hop, Alex Rance.
Jack Rabbit loved Rabbit Island. He loved his friends and family and all the little rabbits. He loved being the best at hopping and chomping and (nearly the best) at zigzagging. But Jack Rabbit was restless. So when his cousin Roo invites him to Big Island, he's very excited and a little bit scared.
Animals, Lemon Ribbon.
Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel tab book from the best-selling Baby Touch series. Use the animal shaped tabs to help turn the pages and find and name the different animals throughout.
Playbook, Lemon Ribbon.
Parent and child can explore the world together with this multi-sensory book from the innovative Baby Touch range. This bright and bold book features flaps to lift and die-cut pieces on each spread, all perfectly designed for first discovery and experience. Ladybird's Baby Touch series is the perfect way to introduce babies to books, and to the world around them.
Peekaboo, Lemon Ribbon.
Babies and toddlers will love this original tactile playbook from the innovative Baby Touch range. Have fun touching the different textures and playing peekaboo with the large flaps. The bright and bold illustrations are perfect for baby to enjoy. Ladybird's Baby Touch series is the perfect way to introduce babies to books, and to the world around them.
Bruno, the standing cat, Nadine Robert.
Bruno is an unusual cat who stands on two legs, loves riding his skateboard, and gives great back rubs.
Somebody swallowed Stanley, Sarah Roberts.
Plastic bags don't belong in the sea! Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles. Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes. A powerful message about plastic pollution from environmental expert Sarah Roberts.
A dog's tale: life lessons for a young pup, Michael Rosen.
When a young puppy needs reassurance, a wise dog is there to offer canine tips for living life to the fullest.
Birds of a feather: bowerbirds and me, Susan L Roth.
Susan L. Roth teaches about bowerbirds by explaining how their displays are similar to her collage works.
High five, Adam Rubin.
Animals present hand slapping skills to readers, just in time for the annual high five contest.
My book (not yours), Ben Sanders.
When a sloth's book becomes a snoozefest, a hero with style and pizzazz has to take the lead. Lento is SO excited you are reading his book. He has a big story to tell you. First, though, he needs a little nap. But if you snooze, you lose. Enter Fox, stage right, to steal the show. The first book in a ridiculously fun series about a bewildered sloth and a sly old fox who keeps stealing the limelight.
How to be on the moon, Viviane Schwarz.
Best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure; this time, to the moon! But soaring into the space is no simple task. To start with, it's very far away. Then there's the not-so-simple matter of building a rocket. And there are the sandwiches to make for the journey. But when Anna and Crocodile set their sights on something, nothing can stand in their way.
Gerald McBoing Boing, Dr Seuss.
Gerald is a small boy who speaks in big sounds instead of words. (Think "Honk!" "Boing boing!" and "Clang clang clang!") Unhappy at home and in school, he feels alone in the world until he is discovered by the owner of a radio station in search of sound effects! An ideal choice for celebrating the quirks that make each of us unique, Gerald is a funny and lively read-aloud, perfect for sparking discussion.
The boy and the bear, Peter Stein.
A boy experiences the gamut of emotions when he loses his beloved Teddy bear, then finds it again.
Why are there so many books about bears?, Kristina Stephenson.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many books about bears? That is the Impossible Question that all the other animals just can't figure out! Thankfully the most brilliant minds in the animal kingdom have gathered to try and answer it, once and for all. But someone keeps knockety-knocking on the door, offering tea and cakes and interrupting their train of thought! Maybe the answer they're looking for was right outside all along.
Not your nest!, Gideon Sterer.
Bird builds the perfect nest, the only problem is everyone else wants to sleep in it!.
The way to Treasure Island, Lizzy Stewart.
Matilda and her dad are very different. Matilda is fast and Dad is slow. Matilda is tidy and Dad is messy, and Matilda is quiet and Dad is very, very loud. They're off to find treasure, but Dad keeps getting distracted. Soon, they're lost and Matilda is getting crosser and crosser.
Llama destroys the world, Jonathan Stutzman.
On Friday, Llama will destroy the world.
Out there, Tom Sullivan.
Two children looking up at the night sky wonder what kind of creatures and planets exist in other parts of the universe.
Polly does not want a cracker!, Stephanie Thatcher.
Polly is the rudest parrot in the whole zoo. Or so everybody thinks. But perhaps she just needs to find somebody that understands her...
Ogilvy, Deborah Underwood.
When Ogilvy moves to a new town, he discovers that bunnies who wear dresses play ball and knit socks, and bunnies in sweaters make art and climb rocks, and Ogilvy must figure out a way to do it all.
Hold hands, Sara Varon.
A rhyming story of friendship, connection, and the power of holding hands.
Red and the city, Marie Voigt.
Can Red find her way to Grandma's house, or will she be swallowed up by the choices awaiting her in the big city?.
Make a wish, Henry Bear, Liam Francis Walsh.
Henry Bear's unusual parents encourage him to stay up all night, eat chocolate cake at every meal, and get into trouble with his teacher.
That's not my flamingo...: its beak is too shiny, Fiona Watt.
Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet flamingos with fuzzy tails, soft wings and fluffy bodies. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
Jasper & Ollie, Alex Willan.
Jasper, an impatient fox, and Ollie, a slow-moving sloth, head to the pool on a summer day, each taking their own unique path.
Field trip to the moon, Jeanne Willis.
It's not every day you find yourself on a field trip to the moon, let alone stranded in outer space! But for one student that's exactly what happens when her curiosity separates her from the rest of her class. Why wouldn't you take the opportunity to get your crayons out, look back and draw planet Earth? Alone on the moon, she sits down to draw.
Purū Kororā Pōuri, Norah Wilson.
Ruru the Morepork tries to comfort Blue the Penguin when Blue is sad, but discovers that it's not always easy to take care of someone.
Blue little penguin, Norah Wilson.
Ruru the Morepork tries to comfort Blue the Penguin when Blue is sad, but discovers that being a caring friend is not always easy.
Hello, Fiona Woodcock.
A brother and sister enjoy a brilliant day full of spills, thrills, and silly adventures in this story comprised only of words that contain a double L.
Duck & Penguin are not friends, Julia Woolf.
Betty and Maud are the best of friends, and so surely their stuffed toys are too! But despite what Betty and Maud might think, Duck and Penguin are definitely not friends. They do not want to swing together, they do not want to cook together, and they certainly do not want to play baby dolls together.
Fox & bird, Edwina Wyatt.
Fox is desperate to gain Bird's affection, and does everything she orders him to do. But when Bird goes too far and Fox stops caring about her, Bird goes to just as great lengths to regain Fox's admiration.
The happiest tree: a story of growing up, Hyŏn-ju Yi.
The story of a ginkgo tree's experiences as it grows outside an apartment building.
A kite for Moon, Jane Yolen.
A young boy, seeing that Moon is lonely, sends up a kite to cheer her then, after growing up and learning many things, he becomes the first human to visit her. Dedicated to Neil Armstrong and written in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. moon landing.

Younger Fiction

Mr Walker gets the inside scoop, Jess Black.
It's all systems go as the staff prepare for the arrival of an important reviewer. This could be make or break and, with the manager away on holiday, it's up to Mr Walker to be at his charming best. All goes according to plan until Mr Walker sniffs a hint of confusion in the air.
Hazel and the snails, Nan Blanchard.
Six-year-old Hazel tends her colony of shoebox snails while observing, with varying degrees of understanding, her father's illness and final decline. Nan Blanchard's assured eye is a rare quality in a new writer; seldom has the world of a young child been so delicately or acutely observed. Impending loss forms the heart of this story, but it's charming and funny, too.
Robo-Rabbit Boy, go!, Thomas Flintham.
Super Rabbit Boy's present to Moon Girl releases Queen Spooky and her army of ghosts, and Super Rabbit Boy is taken captive so it is up to the normally evil King Viking (who does not like the competition of the ghost army) and especially his secret weapon, Robo-Rabbit Boy (switched to "Good" mode) to save Animal Town, release Super Rabbit Boy, and contain the ghosts.
The second adventures of Princess Peony: in which she doesn't want a prince, but gets on anyway. But not for keeps, Nette Hilton.
Princess Peony has zero interest in waiting for a unicorn, a fairy princess or a silly prince until the Troll (her brother) tells her she'll never get one because she's not even a real princess. Then, The lovely Princess decides a Prince on a horse, with a big jumping leaping hound and a savage lion or two would be very handy. Trolls are to be ignored but sometimes they're asking for it, if you really want to know.
Andrew down under: the story of an immigrant dog, Anne Manchester.
Andrew the Pekinese is a pampered pooch in Palm Springs, the United States. He spends his time lounging by the pool, having his fur shampooed and riding in the basket of Colin's bike. It's paradise, with the exception of a dangerous cactus garden and an annoying cat. But Andrew's almost perfect life is about to change – they're leaving Palm Springs and crossing thousands of kilometres of ocean to live in New Zealand.
Big problemas, Juana Medina.
Juana's life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. Lately, though, things have become a little less perfect. Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a lot of time.
Muck & magic, Michael Morpurgo.
Bonny has always wanted to be a top cyclist, maybe even a future Olympic champion like her hero, Laura Trott. When she gets a new racing bike for her birthday, she heads out into the Dales like always, speeding along.
Cinderella liberator, Rebecca Solnit.
In this modern twist on the classic story, Cinderella, who would rather just be Ella, meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends. Instead of waiting to be rescued, Cinderella learns that she can save herself and those around her by being true to herself and standing up for what she believes.