New Titles Children's May 2017 (arrived in April 2017)

Audio Visual

Barbie. Video game hero, directed by Conrad Helten and Zeke Norton.
When Barbie is magically pulled into her favourite video game, she must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out-of-the-box thinking to save her team and beat the game.
Garfield the cat. Bewitched, directed by Philippe Vidal.
Once upon a time there was a witch named Varicella who was trying to make eternal night fall onto Earth. Join Garfield the action hero, Odie and Abigail the young witch on a hilarious journey of adventure and friendship as they frustrate the bad witch Varicella.
Ice age. The great egg scapade, directed by Ricardo Curtis.
Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and the rest of your prehistoric pals from Ice Age are back for an all-new hilarious animated adventure! Business is booming at Sid's new egg-sitting service but when the dastardly pirate bunny Squint steals the eggs, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the gang take off on a daring rescue mission that turns into the world's first egg hunt.
Sheep & wolves, a film by Maxim Volkov.
In a magical faraway land lives a flock of carefree sheep, but their pastoral life is interrupted when a pack of wolves sets up camp in the nearby ravine.
Blaze and the monster machines. Fired up!,
8-year-old techie AJ, drives monster-truck Blaze on to more adventures. After a team of firefighters put out a fire at the Axle City garage, Blaze attempts to become a real firefighter. Meanwhile, Crusher tries to become a firefighter by saving Pickle dressed up as a cat, with disastrous results.
PAW patrol. Spring into action.,
Hop into seven springtime rescues with the PAW Patrol, including a double-length mission to save Adventure Bay's Easter Egg Hunt! Plus, protect Farmer Yumi's vegetable garden, Mayor Goodway's tulips, missing songbirds, lost sheep and more!
SpongeBob SquarePants. Seaside story.,
Bikini Bottom's baddest gang the Sharks, just got a new member! But can SpongeBob prove that he isn't as square as he looks when they face their rivals, the Pods? Soak up the action and 7 more tales of nautical nonsense, including prophetic fortune cookies, Sandy's newest food craze, countless SpongeBob clones and more!
Thomas & friends. Signals crossed.,
Rumbling rails! Thomas & friends deliver mix-ups and mischief as signals get crossed on the Island of Sodor. Thomas digs Marion out of a deep hole, while Timothy helps Bill and Ben with coal trouble. Toby gets his signals confused at Knapford Junction, as Duncan blows steam dealing with a grumpy passenger. Thomas, Annie, and Clarabel put on the brakes when a passenger causes confusion and delay.
Curious George. Egg hunting.,
Join the world's favourite monkey as he and his friends search for an egg's missing nest, rescue hungry bunnies, explore the magic of colours, and much more. Through every fun-filled misadventure, George shows how curiosity can lead to great discoveries and new friendships.
Eva's journey, Judi Curtin.
Rich, spoilt, high-maintenance Eva Gordon likes fancy, sophisticated things so when her parents sell their sell their holiday home and their expensive car Eva can't understand why.
How to catch a witch, Abie Longstaff.
Nothing has gone right for Charlie since her family moved. The house is creepy, school makes her nervous, and the village seems odd, spooky, almost ... magical. Charlie is drawn into a tale of the unexpected, a tale in which good must do battle with evil over an ancient curse. A tale in which Charlie will play a much bigger paret than she ever imagined .
The chicken nugget ambush, Mark Lowery
An outdoor adventure trip is one thing, but can Roman Garstang survive a chicken nugget-only diet?
Henry and the Guardians of the Lost, Jenny Nimmo
The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell.
The Elmer treasury., David McKee.
Elmer is not your normal grey elephant - his colourful exuberance cannot be contained for long! With his trademark cheeky humour, Elmer shows us that it's OK to be different.
Knitbone Pepper, ghost dog and a horse called Moon, Claire Barker.
Meet Knitbone Pepper, the dead special ghost dog haunting Starcross Hall! Knitbone Pepper's beloved owner Winnie is fascinated by the stars after Knitbone digs up an ancient telescope. So when a heartbroken ghost horse asks for help finding her owner - a world-famous astronomer - Knitbone looks to the skies for a dazzling answer.
Catch that bat!, Adam Frost.
Tom and Sophie Nightingale live on a barge with their zookeeper dad and vet mum, and as many animals as you can get on a small boat. Surely there's no room for any more animals in their life?
Princess Ellie and the palace plot, Diana Kimpton.
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! So when top designer Lord Leo arrives to give the palace a makeover, Ellie quickly escapes to the stables to avoid all the fuss. But she soon discovers that there's something strange about Lord Leo, and she suspects there's more to his plans than meets the eye. Can her pony, Starlight, help Ellie uncover the palace plot?
Scout and the sausage thief ; Star on Stormy Mountain, Gill Lewis.
Scout and the sausage thief: Meet the students at Puppy Academy a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs. Scout wants nothing more than to be a police dog, just like her mom and dad.
Curse of the evil custard, Alan MacDonald.
When Dr Sinister hatches his latest plan to take over the world, and creates evil custard that turns children into deadly blob monsters, what better place to try it out than an unsuspecting school?
Jackpot! ; &, Horror!, Alan MacDonald & [illustrated by] David Roberts.
Dirty Bertie the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits is back for another helping of comic chaos! In Jackpot! Bertie swins the lottery (or think he does), cooks up a storm in the kitchen and finds himself face-to-face with a demon dolly!
The Abominators and the Forces of Evil, J.L. Smith.
They are learning to live with posh boy Cecil and his panty wanty woos. If you asked them in secret, they might even say he's part of the gang. But then the Forces of Evil turn up in the shape of two very mean teachers. They've got plans for Cecil. Plans that involve fear, destruction and possibly the end of the world! Can the Abominators save Cecil from a fate worse than detention?

Into Reading

Get a hit, Mo!, David A. Adler ; illustrated by Sam Ricks.
Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?
The Berenstain Bears' new pup, Stan & Jan Berenstain.
Mama, Sister, and Brother are excited about the puppy they bring home from Farmer Ben's farm.
Ninja on the farm, Luke Flowers.
Moby Shinobi wants to put his ninja skills to use by helping a farmer in need, but everything goes wrong until he finds just the right job.
Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur and the girl next door, written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated in the style of Syd Hoff by David Cutting.
When Betty, a new neighbour, moves in next door, Danny wants her to meet the dinosaur he enjoys visiting at the museum.
Georgie the royal prince fairy, Daisy Meadows.
Rachel and Kirsty are very excited to attend a special royal weekend organised by the Queen! But when the Royal signet ring mysteriously disappears, the girls are in for another fantastic Rainbow Magic adventure! Help Kirsty and Rachel find the royal signet ring before it's too late!
Stop the Stone Monsters!, written by Helen Murray.
Stop the Monsters! Join the brave Nexo Knights heroes, Clay, Lance, Axl, Aaron and Macy, as they use powerful weapons and magic to battle the evil Jestro and his band of monsters. Learn about the futuristic realm of Knighton and discover the knights' battle secrets, go on thrilling quests, and engage in heroic battles against beastly, magical monsters.
Star wars. Join the rebels, written by Catherine Saunders.
Team up with the Rebels as they lead the resistance against the Galactic Empire in hopes of freeing the galaxy. Learn about their cause, leaders, ships and weapons. Find out how Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the rest saved the Rebel cause from defeat and continued the fight for justice in Star Wars Readers Level 2: Join the Rebels.
Belinda and the bears go to school, Kaye Umansky ; illustrated by Chris Jevons.
It's time for Baby Bear to go to school. Can Belinda help him learn all about making new friends, sharing and having fun?
Elephants cannot dance!, Mo Willems.
Gerald the elephant is certain that he cannot dance but his friend Piggie convinces him to try.


Vegan is love : having heart and taking action, written & illustrated by Ruby Roth.
Outlines what can be done to protect animals and the environment by making such decisions as refusing products tested on or made from animals, avoiding aquariums and zoos, and choosing to buy organic food.
Children of the past : archaeology and the lives of kids, Lois Miner Huey.
Footprints on cave floors. Fingerprints on clay pots. A tiny horse made from lead. Archaeologist Lois Miner Huey pieces together these clues to show readers the lives of children from long ago.
Let's clap, jump, sing & shout; dance, spin & turn it out! : games, songs & stories from an African American childhood, collected by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
Parents and grandparents will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives. Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one.
Ancient stories for modern times : 50 short wisdom tales for all ages, retold by Faye Mogensen.
Fifty lively and engaging stories from around the world explore a broad range of life lessons. The collection includes reflection questions, story maps, and an index of themes and principles.
A year full of stories, written by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Christopher Corr.
This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year.
Usborne big picture thesaurus, written by Rosie Hore ; illustrated by Rachael Saunders ; designed by Emily Barden.
What would you do if your teacher told you to stop using the word "nice" so much? If you had the Big Picture Thesaurus, you might thumb through it until you found "nice" between "new" and "noise."
First words English, illustrated by Andy Mansfield & Sebastien Iwohn.
Bring the English language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book from Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide and phrasebook publisher.
First words French, illustrated by Andy Mansfield & Sebastien Iwohn.
Introduces one hundred travel-related words to young readers and includes pronunciation guides.
First words Spanish, illustrated by Andy Mansfield & Sebastien Iwohn.
Tthis is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the Spanish language. Get the whole family prepared for and excited about an upcoming trip by learning 100 travel-relevant Spanish words from food and transport, to animals and weather.
Superman science : the real-world science behind Superman's powers, Agnieszka Biskup and Tammy Enz.
Superman is the World's Greatest Hero! With super-strength, lightning speed, laser vision, and the ability to fly, he keeps Earth safe.
To the stars!, Gina Bellisario ; illustrated by Mike Moran.
Learning about space in school is so exciting that a child space enthusiast's imagination launches into a mission to discover more about the stars!
To the Moon!, Jodie Shepherd ; illustrated by Mike Byrne.
The moon is amazing! It has craters, "oceans" of lava, and lots of awesome space rocks. Neil's imagination takes him on a trip to the moon. Join him as he explores mountains and hills, spots a famous astronaut's footprints, and collects space rocks for his science project. Find out more about that big round object in the night sky.
To Mars!, Gina Bellisario ; illustrated by Mike Moran.
Young protagonist Avery is learning about Mars in school. She gets so excited about studying the Red Planet that she soon finds herself blasting off on an adventure to Earth's planetary neighbour!
To the Sun!, Jodie Shepherd ; illustrated by Paula Becker.
The sun brings light, heat, and energy to Earth! Leela's imagination takes her on a journey to explore the sun. Come aboard her spacecraft as she orbits around the sun and learns what makes it so hot! Find out more about the closest star to our planet.
To planet Earth!, Gina Bellisario ; illustrated by Paula Becker.
The planet we call home is pretty amazing! Meet Ian, a boy who loves space, and come along as he discovers all the things that make Earth so incredible.
Full moon lore, Ellen Wahi and illustrated by Ashley Stewart.
Each month is described using a phrase based on the moon.
Fault lines & tectonic plates : discover what happens when the Earth's crust moves : with 25 projects, Kathleen M. Reilly ; illustrated by Chad Thompson.
Learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and how the earth's surface is always changing.
50 things you should know about wild weather, Anna Claybourne.
This book shows and explains how our weather works, how it affects our lives and how it shapes our planet.
When the sky breaks : hurricanes, tornadoes, and the worst weather in the world, Simon Winchester.
Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes: when these giant storms hit, they are natural disasters with huge impact!
Best in snow, April Pulley Sayre.
A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.
Water wow! : an infographic exploration, Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer ; art by Belle Wuthrich.
An infographic introduction to the essential role water plays in everyday life combines text, photographs, and diagrams that cover such topics as climate change, the symbolism of water in religion, and conservation.
10 fascinating facts about dinosaurs, Rachel Grack ; content consultant, Carl Mehling ; reading consultant, Jeanne M. Clidas.
Introduces the readers to dinosaurs.
Things that grow, written by Libby Walden ; illustrated by Becca Stadtlander.
Examines the processes that make our changing world so diverse and exciting, from the tiniest seed to the tallest mountain.
The story of life : a first book about evolution, Catherine Barr and Steve Williams ; illustrated by Amy Husband.
The authors explain how the first living cell was created, and how the cells multiply and create jellyfish and worms, and then fish with bendy necks, which drag themselves out of the water into swampy forests.
Germs : fact and fiction, friends and foes, Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by James Ransome.
This clever and informative picture book introduces young readers to the world of good and bad bacteria germs!
This hole, that hole, written by Seon-hye Jang ; illustrated by Yeong-soon Kim ; edited by Joy Cowley.
Exploring the mystery of holes in nature that are made by various creatures. Who make these holes? How do they make the holes? Why do they make the holes?
The Usborne big book of big sea creatures, illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin ; written by Minna Lacey ; designed by Stephen Wright.
From the great white shark to the mighty blue whale, children will love discovering the biggest creatures under the sea (and some of the littlest too).
Bug off! : a LEGO adventure in the real world, Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris.
Join the LEGO minifigures on a bugtastic backyard safari. Find the latest facts about cool creepy- crawlies, from silky spiders to millipedes with 750 legs.
The ladybird, Bernadette Gervais.
Ever wondered how many spots a ladybird has? What it eats? How high it can fly? This sweet and stylish lift-the-flap book reveals all the fascinating facts about every child's favourite minibeast the ladybird.
Eel song, Amber McEwen ; illustrated by Sonia Frimmel.
Join Aotearoa's amazing longfin eels on their migration from the silver-cold streams, rivers and lakes in which they grew up, to the tropical Pacific Islands far away. Once there, the longfins spawn and when the eggs hatch, tiny, leaf-like baby eels drift on ocean currents back to Aotearoa.
Penguin day : a family story, Nic Bishop.
Rockhopper penguins live by the sea, but in many ways, their families are just like ours. Penguin parents take good care of their children. Mama penguin fishes for food, while papa stays home and watches the baby. But even little ones get tired of waiting for breakfast, and sometimes they wander off... Luckily, penguin parents always save the day!
Lesser spotted animals : the coolest creatures you've never heard of, Martin Brown.
Find out all about the amazing animals you need to know but never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between.
5 giraffes, Anne Innis Dagg.
The latest in the 5 Animals series, with an introduction by Rob Laidlaw, 5 Giraffes profiles five unique giraffes from both captivity and the wild. Accompanying the five giraffe profiles is information on their diet, social life, and chapters on some of their more unique aspects, like the giraffe's unusual body.
Jin's great escape, Maria Artho ; illustrated by Christine Luiten.
This is the true story of a feisty little otter who escaped from Auckland Zoo. For several weeks, New Zealand was gripped by otter fever as Jin was spotted in the suburbs, on beaches, and on islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
50 things you should know about the human body, Angela Royston.
Discover the secrets of the human body and find out how everything functions! See how the body works its magic to help you move, hear, breathe, grow and much more.
ABC yoga, Christiane Engel.
Pairing simplified yoga poses with alphabetized animals and objects, ABC Yoga features colorful illustrations of children and animals practicing yoga along with playful rhymes to explain each movement.
Little yoga : a toddler's first book of yoga, Rebecca Whitford & Martina Selway.
Here is a playful introduction to nine simple yoga exercises for young children. Toddlers will enjoy moving along with Yoga Baby as they follow the basic poses.
Sleepy little yoga, Rebecca Whitford & Martina Selway.
Pictures and simple text portray toddlers in yoga positions.
The Usborne big book of machines, written by Minna Lacey ; illustrated by Gabriele Antonini.
Huge fold-out pages show some of the biggest and most powerful machines ever made, from giant excavators and monster trucks to enormous ships. Children can discover how many people the biggest passenger plane can carry, facts about giant tractors and how fast the fastest train can go. Includes links to video clips to watch big machines at work.
Bridges : an introduction to ten great bridges and their designers, Didier Cornille ; translated by Yolanda Stern Broad.
In Who Built That? Bridges, illustrator Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the world's first cast-iron bridge (The Iron Bridge) to the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere (The Rio-Niteroi Bridge) to the tallest bridge in the world (the Millau Viduct).
A book of bridges : here to there and me to you, written by Cheryl Keely ; illustrated by Celia Krampien.
Bridges are some of the most fascinating structures in our landscape. From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, this book visits them all in sweet, bouncing text with expository sidebars. But while bridges can be quite grand, this reminds us that their main purpose is bringing people together.
Mighty machines : a LEGO adventure in the real world.,
Join the LEGO minifigures on the move with mega machines. See giant construction machines, and huge machines carrying things everywhere, even into space.
The Usborne big book of tractors, written by Lisa Jane Gillespie ; illustrated by Mike Byrne ; designed by Stephen Wright.
Open the giant fold-out pages of this bright, friendly book to discover some of the biggest and most amazing tractors ever built and some little ones too. Colourful pictures show all kinds of machines, from combine harvesters to snow and sea tractors, with facts about their special equipment. Includes links to video clips to see tractors at work.
Veggies : from farm to table, Woody Brambles.
Take an in-depth look at these amazing foodstuffs, and how they get from farms to our table. Vegetables are one of the main food groups, they can be eaten in many ways and are consumed by billions of people every day!
The young chef : recipes and techniques for kids who love to cook, the Culinary Institute of America, Mark Ainsworth.
Teaches kids to cook and think like a chef, with 100 delicious recipes, essential techniques, insider tips, fun facts, and more.
Kitchen garden cooking with kids, Stephanie Alexander with Anna Dollard ; photography by Simon Griffiths.
This revised edition of Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids tells the inspiring story of the garden and cooking program Stephanie initiated in a large inner-city school in Melbourne in 2001. Gathered here are 120 of Stephanie's recipes, all written for children, with simple instructions and lots of fast, fun facts for curious minds.
Time to pee!, Mo Willems.
Sign-carrying mice give encouraging instructions for using the toilet.
Lego tips, tricks and building techniques : the big unofficial lego builders book, Joachim Klang, Tim Bischoff, Philipp Honvehlmann.
Step-by-step instructions help the reader to come up with their own personal Lego masterpiece. The authors clearly demonstrate how to build 'around the corner' or put Lego bricks together so no studs can be seen from the outside.
Learn to draw Disney Moana, [illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists].
Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing characters from the movie Moana, including Moana, Maui, and other favorite characters.
Out of the box, Jemma Westing.
Build something brilliant with recycled card, from castles to animal masks, dens and even lizards! You will be astounded at what the humble cardboard box can be transformed into.
Row, row, row your waka, written and illustrated by Rebecca Larsen ; Māori translation team: Justin Kereama, Tania Solomona.
New Zealand friends Pūkeko, Kiwi and Hōiho go on a journey. Join them in their waka, perform actions and sing along while you row, row, row.
First book about the orchestra, [words by Sam Taplin ; illustrated by Sean Longcroft].
An original first introduction to the orchestra, with sound buttons on each page, to bring all the orchestral instruments to life.
The Batman movie : the making of the movie, written by Tracey Miller-Zarneke.
Go behind the cowl! With exclusive insights from the filmmakers, animators, and LEGO designers, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie tells the inside story of how Warner Bros. and the LEGO Group joined creative forces to bring Batman's brick world to life.
Hidden nature, Anna Brett, Brendan Kearney.
Packed with nature to spot on each page, this book hides secrets that can only be revealed with the use of one of the two different coloured handy viewfinder handglasses!
Spot the differences : picture puzzles for kids. Book 2, photo alterations by Sara Jackson.
Can you spot the differences? Look closely at these 25 pairs of colourful photos! The ones on the left are the originals and the ones on the right feature ten or more subtle changes. Suitable for ages 6 to 10, the kid-friendly images include a birthday party, lemonade stand, science classroom, shelves of cool antiques, and more. Complete solutions appear at the end.
Where's the Easter Bunny?, [Louis Shea]
Uh-oh! The Easter Bunny has fallen down a magical burrow! Follow him through wondrous lands full of lollipops, gooey egg centres, fairytale creatures, aliens and more!
Minecraft. Redstone handbook, [written by Nick Farwell].
All content from the existing books has been updated to match in-game updates, adding 13 additional pages of mind-blowing Minecraft action!
Guide to Pokemon legends.,
From Arceus to Zekrom, you'll discover dozens of the most renowned Pokemon of all time in the Guide to Pokemon Legends! Their mighty powers and their mysterious backgrounds are all here and as an added bonus, you'll find a spectacular pop-up poster of the Legendary Pokemon Kyurem that makes the power of legends leap off the page!
Minecraft. Beginner's handbook, [written by Stephanie Milton with help from Paul Soares Jr. and Jordan Maron].
You're alone, in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? The updated Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life.
Minecraft. Combat handbook, [written by Stephanie Milton [and 3 others]].
An official reference to Minecraft combat explains what you need to know to defend yourself against hostile monsters and enemy players. It helps you to learn how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps, defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat and battle your way out of the Nether and the End.
Minecraft. Construction handbook, wwritten by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam].
An official guide to Minecraft construction shares essential tips and tricks for building creative structures and innovations ranging from theme parks and waterslides to pirate coves and animal cannons.
Terraria. Crafting and construction handbook, [written by Daniel Roy].
The world of Terraria abounds with resources. In fact, there are so many materials to collect and special items to discover that it can be a challenge to figure out what to do with them! This handbook guides players through the basics of crafting weapons, armor, and special items to aid in exploration and combat.
Terraria. Exploration and adventure handbook, [written by Daniel Roy].
The world of Terraria is vast and full of amazing things to discover. Explore everywhere from the treacherous sky realm all the way to the lava-filled underground depths. Let this book be your guide as your adventures carry you to all the corners of the map and through all types of wild terrain. Make your mark on the world!
Terraria. The ultimate survival handbook, [written by Daniel Roy].
There's plenty to see and do in the world of Terraria that is, if you can manage to survive. Monsters of all kinds await adventurous explorers, and each layer of terrain is filled with new dangers. This handbook contains all the knowledge you need to stay alive. Find out what types of enemies to expect in each of Terraria 's many biomes, then learn how to make the ultimate fortress to protect yourself. Craft powerful weapons and armor, and soon you won't just be surviving you'll be thriving!
Legends : the best players, games, and teams in basketball, Howard Bryant.
From Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan to LeBron James to Steph Curry, ESPN's Howard Bryant presents the best from the hardwood--a collection of NBA champions and superstars for young sports fans!
How to be a young #writer, written by Christopher Edge ; illustrated by Padhraic Mulholland.
This is an authoritative book from the word experts at Oxford to get budding writers crafting brilliant stories. It will help you think about how to develop an idea into a gripping and powerful story, with examples and tips from the best known authors to show you how it's done.
Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life, Ashley Bryan.
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.
On the wing, David Elliott ; illustrated by Becca Stadtlander.
David Elliott's witty verse takes flight with gorgeous illustrations in an enchanting look at fifteen avian species for birders of all ages.
Falling up : poems and drawings, Shel Silverstein.
Twelve new poems and drawings selected from the Silverstein archives.
No fair! No fair! and other jolly poems of childhood, poems by Calvin Trillin ; pictures by Roz Chast.
Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.
A song about myself : a poem, John Keats ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.
This little-known poem by the beloved poet is filled with playful rhymes that are complemented by vibrant
Atlas of oddities : discover the amazing and diverse world we live in, Clive Gifford, Tracy Worrall.
This atlas is a celebration of the unusual events, objects and people that make our world such a fascinating place. This round-the-world adventure will take you through all of the planet's continents and countries.
Ultimate mapping guide for kids, Justin Miles.
An easy-to-follow manual full of essential information for any young person with an interest in maps and a sense of adventure. This book is packed full of map projects and games, as well a practical guidance for those putting their new navigation knowledge to the test outdoors.ten by one of the few full-time explorers in the world, this book won't just whet child's appetite for adventure; it will give them the tools to set off on one, too.
What's where on Earth atlas.,
A series of maps provide a continent-by-continent tour of the world, depicting such things as where the world's largest butterfly lives and which international border is crossed more than any other.
Joseph Parker, David Riley.
Joseph Parker tells how a young boxer from South Auckland, New Zealand became a heavyweight champion of the world! Joseph Parker is a Reading All Stars book. Reading All Stars books are written for people who need support with reading, whatever their age. The text is written in short bites, in simple language and with lots of visual support. Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Joseph Parker to inspire Kiwis to seek the heights!
Powering up with Joseph Parker, David Riley.
The inspirational story of how a young man from South Auckland, New Zealand, achieved his dream of winning the most prized title in sports - boxing's Heavyweight Championship of the World! Learn how you can achieve your dreams through hard work, sacrifice and the support of friends and family.
50 things you should know about the Second World War, [Simon Adams].
The perfect introduction to the Second World War, this book breaks down six years of conflict into 50 manageable facts.

Older Fiction

Izzy Kline has butterflies : a novel in small moments, Beth Ain.
Izzy Kline is nervous about her first day of fourth grade, and with new changes at home, there are plenty of reasons for her to feel the butterflies in her stomach.
The lost staff of wonders, Raymond Arroyo.
When the storied Staff of Moses responsible for summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt vanishes from the museum in Perilous Falls, Will Wilder is suspect number one.
The princess and the pearl : a tale of the wide-awake princess, E. D. Baker.
When Princess Annie's father and uncle fall ill, Annie and Liam must set sail on dangerous seas full of sea monsters and magical creatures to find the only cure, a giant pearl.
Miss Ellicott's School for the magically minded, Sage Blackwood.
Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which is why she often finds herself in trouble at Miss Ellicott's School for Magical Maidens. But when Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, Chantel's behavior becomes the least of her problems.
Lily Max : slope, style, fashion, Jane Bloomfield ; illustrated by Guy Fisher.
Exuberant young fashionista Lily Max finds herself in a major predicament on the first day of school skiing. Miss Sprotts is totally NOT COOL with her radically modified ski outfit - and everyone is about to discover she's an ABSOLUTE BEGINNER.
The Anzac tree, Christina Booth.
Inspired by the story of two soldiers who planted two trees on their farm before they headed to the Great War, the story of the Anzac Tree is one that looks at the lives of those left behind in times of war.
Bad news, Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Juan Manuel Moreno.
Clay and the Secret Series Allies confront the white-gloved members of the mysterious Midnight Sun.
The forbidden power, Max Brallier ; illustrated by Alessandro Valdrighi and Paul Lee.
When Fletcher Bowman and Izzy Richmond venture off the Knights Academy campus, they awaken a long-sleeping threat to Knighton that threatens to destroy the kingdom.
Forever, or a long, long time, Caela Carter.
Having shared so many foster homes that they are unable to trust that the family that has adopted them will last, Flora and her brother, Julian, are assisted by their new mother on a journey to resolve their past so that they can build a future.
The pants project, Cat Clarke.
Technically, Olivia is not a girl, even though he was born as a girl. He's transgender. Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy. But at Bankridge Middle School, the dress code means he can't wear pants. Only skirts. So Operation: Pants Project begins! To Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the policy. It's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal.
Snails, spells & snazzlepops, Robyn Cooper.
Charlie is sick of living in a house with door handles that drop off and a mum with no money. It's time for him to take the family finances into his own hands. TV chef Pierre Pascal has got rich from serving up weird stuff like frogs legs and snails, so Charlie starts cooking.
When my sister started kissing, Helen Frost.
Claire and Abi have always loved summers at the lake house, but a pregnant stepmother and Abi's intense new interest in boys have changed everything.
Braced, Alyson Gerber.
When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is devastated; afraid that she will not be able to play soccer, and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates but her mother is determined to spare her the spinal fusion surgery that she herself had as a teenager.
Enemy of the realm, Wesley King.
Marcus and Dree's efforts to organize a quest to find the storied, magical Egg are challenged by the reluctance of Dracone's rebels and dragons and the advancing war against Francis' army of drones.
Siren sisters, Dana Langer.
Lolly Salt's three sisters are sirens young women who lure ships to their doom and as Lolly's 13th birthday approaches she's about to become one too. But when it becomes clear that someone in town knows the Salt girls secret, Lolly sets out to learn how this happened to her family and if she can prevent it.
The Zodiac legacy. Book 3, The balance of power, written by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore ; art by Andie Tong.
When a catastrophe threatens the lives of every Zodiac in the world, sixteen- year-old Steven Lee is forced to decide how far he will go to protect his fellow superpowered friends.
Train I ride, Paul Mosier.
Rydr is on a train heading east, leaving California, where her gramma can't take care of her anymore, and traveling to Chicago to live with an unknown relative. She brings with her a suitcase, memories both happy and sad, and a box containing something very important.
Dragonwatch, Brandon Mull ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
Because Dragonwatch, an ancient group of wizards, enchantresses, and dragon slayers, is crumbling, an uprising of dragons threatens to destroy the magical preserves as well as overrun the nonmagical world.
Cavern of secrets, Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by James Madsen.
Hoping to return home after a winter in the Sudden Mountains so he can join his parents in the fight against the evil Chancellor, Raffa must use his apothecary skills while enlisting the help of human and animal friends to survive the journey.
Pip Bartlett's Guide to unicorn training, Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater.
Pip Bartlett has a way with the magical creatures at his Aunt Emma's clinic, but an extremely timid unicorn named Regent Maximus is testing even his abilities particularly since it is Pip's assignment to get Regent ready for the Triple Trident show for magical animals where, to make matters worse, somebody is trying to win by sabotaging the other contestants.
The someday birds, Sally J. Pla.
Charlie, twelve, who has autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, must endure a cross-country trip with his siblings and a strange babysitter to visit their father, who will undergo brain surgery.
Love, Ish, Karen Rivers.
Twelve-year-old Mischa "Ish" Love's longtime dream has been to someday live on Mars, but when she collapses on the first day of seventh grade, Ish receives a diagnosis which threatens her future plans.
Fantastic beasts & where to find them, Newt Scamander.
Presents a facsimile edition of a book from the world of Harry Potter the text for Hogwarts' Care of Magical Creatures.
Hear the wolves, Victoria Scott.
Sloan Riley is a skilled hunter, but since her mother left, and she lost hearing in one ear, she has clung to her father and older sister, so waking up and discovering they have left her for a few days terrifies her but when an autumn blizzard threatens to bury her small Alaskan town, and the wolves begin to hunt, she must find her courage if she is to get herself and the few remaining citizens to safety beyond the forest.
Awatea's treasure, Fraser Smith.
Awatea is staying in the country with his grandparents and uncles - next door to Mrs Carol's house, said to be haunted. Awatea's uncles challenge him to spend a night there, but can he do it?
The slippery slope, Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist.
In the perilous Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet Baudelaire meet another well-read person, who helps them try to rescue Sunny from the villainous Count Olaf and his henchmen as they all near "the last safe place."
Talons of power, Tui T. Sutherland.
The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.
Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire, Susan Tan ; illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte.
A half-Chinese, half-Caucasian girl's 'memoir' about a new sibling, being biracial, and her path to literary greatness.
Henry and the chalk dragon, Jennifer Trafton ; illustrations by Benjamin Schipper.
Elementary school student Henry draws a chalk dragon that escapes from the chalkboard, and becomes a threat to the entire town of Squashbuckle. It's up to Henry and his friends to save the day.
Brightwood, Tania Unsworth.
When her mother disappears and a menacing stranger tries to claim her home, Brightwood Hall, for himself, Daisy must use her wits, courage, and help from her imaginary friends to survive.
Horizon, Scott Westerfeld.
When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds the other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle.
Bronze bird tower, Carole Wilkinson.
Tao and Kai's journey has been long and at last they have arrived at the Dragon Haven but what they find is not the sanctuary Kai has described. Are they unwelcome? Will they be made to leave?

Picture Books

First 100 animals.,
Introduces a variety of animals divided into categories, including farm animals, pets, and wild animals.
First 100 things that go.,
Become familiar with 100 of the more common words! Packed with sturdy flaps to lift and tactile areas to touch, this interactive book is perfect for curious little ones to explore! The carry-me handle is fun for little ones to hold and allows them to take their book with them wherever they go.
First 100 words.,
Introduces a variety of animals divided into categories, including farm animals, pets, and wild animals.
Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs. Smugglers Bay!, written by Giles Andreae ; illustrated by Russell Ayto.
The great Heffalump hunt, Giles Andreae.
When Winnie-the-Pooh sets out to catch a Heffalump he finds himself in a sticky situation. Luckily his loyal friend, Piglet, isn't far away. But something in his little soul prevented him from running, and Piglet's voice rose clear and strong, "Hold on, Pooh Bear I'm coming!".
No jumping on the bed!, Tedd Arnold.
Walter lives near the top floor of a tall apartment building, where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultous fall through floor after floor, collecting occupants all the way down.
Henry and the yeti, [Russell Ayto].
Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home?
The thank you dish, Trace Balla.
It's dinnertime at Grace's place.'Thank you, alpaca,' says Grace. 'Alpaca?' asks Mama. 'Why would you thank an alpaca?' A playful mealtime conversation becomes a joyful act of giving thanks.
Noisy night, Mac Barnett ; pictures by Brian Biggs.
A clever picture book about a multi-level apartment building's occupants and their many nighttime noises.
Colours : a walk in the countryside, Rosalind Beardshaw.
This board book takes very young readers on a summer walk through the countryside, looking at all the colours of the rainbow. With beautiful illustrations from Rosalind Beardshaw, this elegant little book is a great way of bringing children closer to nature.
You can read, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Mark Hoffman.
In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.
Brrr! Brrr! : with big flaps to lift!, Sebastien Braun.
Demonstrates the different sounds animals such as penguins, whales, foxes, walruses and wolves make, in a book encouraging readers to lift flaps to identify each animal.
The lion inside, Rachel Bright, Jim Field.
Follow the journey of one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest us has the heart of a lion .
Ngā āhua = Shapes, Kitty Brown, Kirsten Parkinson ; edited by Fern Whitau and Kristin Jerram.
Invites readers to find shapes hidden in kiwiana illustrations. Learn another handy simple sentence and the shape of things in both English and Te reo Māori.
Ngā tae = Colours, Kitty Brown, Kirsten Parkinson ; edited by Fern Whitau and Kristin Jerram.
Introduces readers to the different colours New Zealand insects are. Learn another handy simple sentence and the colour of things in both English and Te reo Māori.
Te kaute = Counting, Kitty Brown, Kirsten Parkinson ; edited by Fern Whitau and Kristin Jerram.
Practice your bilingual counting skills with Te Kaute.
Mopoke, Philip Bunting.
This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what your want.
My mum is fantastic, Nick Butterworth.
Features a mum who is a brilliant artist, she can balance on a tightrope, she can swim like a fish, do amazing stunts on a bike and she can tame wild animals... in fact, there's very little this astounding mum can't do. Ages 3+.
At the zoo I see, Joshua Button, Robyn Wells.
This delightful book for early childhood will enthrall young children and their older readers. The vibrant illustrations are accompanied by a soft lyrical text and together they introduce some of the diverse native and exotic animals to be found in Australian zoos.
Gilbert the great, Jane Clarke ; illustrated by Charles Fuge.
Gilbert the shark and Raymond the remora are friends but one day Raymond disappears and Gilbert is devastated. Until he meets Rita the remora who has lost her shark. Very subtle story of love, loss and recovery.
Sky Private Eye and the case of the missing grandma, Jane Clarke, Loretta Schauer.
Fairytale Mystery starring Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma, the Wolf and Sky Private Eye. Little Red Riding Hood is bereft- Grandma has gone missing. Has the Big Bad Wolf gobbled her up or followed her on holiday? Sky Private Eye with her bag of detective tricks and Just-in-time cupcake recipes is sure to solve the mystery in no time at all.
Our last trip to the market, Lorin Clarke ; illustrated by Mitch Vane.
A glorious exploration of family and fun for everyone who has ever taken a mob of unruly kids to a crowded market.
Hippopposites, Janik Coat.
Simple text on board pages describes opposite aspects of a hippopotamus.
Big cat, little cat, Elisha Cooper.
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats.
The unexpected visitor, J. Courtney-Tickle.
There was once a little fisherman. Every morning he would take his boat out into the wide sea. And wait, and wait. When the little fisherman gets an unexpected (and very large) visitor one day, they instantly become friends. They have a lot of fun exploring each other's homes, but where have all the fishes gone?
Hooray for fish!, Lucy Cousins.
This book is vivid and exuberant, each page a beautiful composition. Hooray for Lucy Cousins.
Maisy goes to preschool, Lucy Cousins.
Maisy is going to preschool. She soon finds that there is lots to do at preschool and so many friends to see. Maisy and her friends start the day with some painting and then they have little lunch.
The lost house : a seek and find book, B.B. Cronin.
A brother and sister want to go to the playground with their grandfather, but they can't leave until they find everything they need to take with them, in his colorful house. Help Grandad find all of his belongings in this search and find!
Little Elliot, big city, story and pictures by Mike Curato.
Elliot the little elephant has a hard time with a lot of things in the city he loves until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller.
Antoinette, words by Kelly DiPuccio ; pictures by Christian Robinson.
Raised in a family of talented bulldogs, Antoinette the poodle wonders what makes her special. She gets the chance to prove herself and find what she's good at when puppy Ooh-la-la goes missing.
Funny faces : a look-and-laugh mirror book, [illustrated by Mojca Dolinar].
Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.
The Gruffalo's child, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist, does he?
The snail and the whale, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
What the ladybird heard next, written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, and these are the things that she saw and heard. Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself!
There's a pig up my nose!, John Dougherty ; illustrated by Laura Hughes.
When Natalie has to go to school with a pig stuck up her nose, her whole class gets together to find a way to get the pig out. But how will they do it?
Before you, Rebecca Doughty.
Celebrates how the love of another can change one's life for the better.
One little goat, words by Ursula Dubosarsky ; pictures by Andrew Joyner.
It starts with one little goat. It ends with one little goat. But what happens in between is a whirlwind of nonsense.
The song of the Jellicles, written by T.S. Eliot ; illustrated by Arthur Robins.
Jellicle Cats come one and all. Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball. Join the Jellicle Cats.
Dalmatian in a digger, Rebecca Elliott.
Dugger! Dugger! Digger! What's that noise? It's the booming sound of big construction vehicles, and Little Dalmatian is determined to find out what they are building.
If I had an elephant, Richard Fairgray, Terry Jones ; colouring by Tara Black.
If I had an elephant for a best friend, there'd be no stopping us! We'd get matching jackets. We'd build a time machine together. We'd have OUT OF THIS WORLD adventures ... I I had an elephant.
What's more scary? : a choose-the-flap adventure, words by Min Flyte ; illustrated by Matt Hunt ; concept by Angela Brooksbank.
When a plucky little jungle explorer sets out on an adventure, he meets all sorts of scary creatures, from a massive great big elephant to the scariest looking vampire bat you've ever seen!
Tony, Ed Galing ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
The narrator reminiscences about how, when he was a boy, he would go out early each morning and greet Tony, the horse.
Short stories for little monsters, Marie-Louise Gay.
Collects a series of humorous short stories that explore the things kids think about, from what trees talk about to lies their mother tells.
Push! Dig! Scoop! : a construction counting rhyme, Rhonda Gowler Greene ; illustrated by Daniel Kirk.
In this variation on the the classic song "Over in the Meadow," mother and father trucks show their youngsters how to build down at the construction site, from "mama bulldozer with her little dozer one" to "mama steamroller with her little rollers ten."
Animal babies in the river!, Julia Groves.
What's a baby otter called? Or a baby duck? In this collection of river creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.
Knock knock dinosaur, Caryl Hart and Nick East.
Knock, knock! Who's at the door? One real live dinosaur! A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun but when T. Rex's friends turn up too munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?
The curious case of the missing mammoth, Ellie Hattie, Karl James Mountford.
Look out! There's a mammoth on the loose! Follow Oscar through a magical museum of curious creatures to find the mammoth before the clock strikes one!
Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins.
A reluctant mother to four young geese, grumpy Bruce the bear loses his temper when he migrates home in the spring only to discover that mice have converted his den into a hotel.
Hare, Deborah Hinde.
Hare is in a bit of a bother. He had a really good idea, but now he's lost it. Fantail, Tomtit and the rest of Hare's friends try to help, but nothing works, until Hare has another idea.
A cat named Swan, Holly Hobbie.
After surviving on the streets, a homeless cat discovers the joys of living with a human family.
Fish jam, Kylie Howarth.
A jazzy little fish called Toot has trouble finding a friend to play with in the wide blue sea because he is a little noisy. Make that very noisy!His loud musical ways are not appreciated by those that he meets, until something unexpected happens our little fish is swallowed by a large whale, and inside the whale's stomach he finds a ready-made band that he can join.
Flora and the chicks : a counting book, Molly Idle.
Invites young readers to practice counting as a little girl named Flora attempts to keep up as more and more friendly chicks emerge from the nest, in a wordless board book with interactive flaps.
The elephant's umbrella, Laleh Jaffari, Ali Khodai ; [translated by Azita Rassi].
When the rain comes the elephant likes to put up his umbrella and invite his friends underneath. One day the umbrella is swept away by the wind and meets the leopard and the bear, who have very different idea about how to use the umbrella.
A greyhound, a groundhog, written by Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Chris Appelhans.
A tongue twister featuring a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog who work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another.
Can I join your club?, John Kelly, Steph Laberis.
Duck wants to join a club. But he can't roar like Lion or trumpet like Elephant. All he can do is quack. What's a Duck to do? Why, set up his own club of course, where everyone is welcome to join.
Green pants, Kenneth Kraegel.
Jameson refuses to wear pants that are not green, until he has to choose between wearing his green pants and wearing a tuxedo with black pants so that he can be in his cousin's wedding.
Norton and Alpha, Kristyna Litten.
Norton and his robot dog like to collect objects that they use to create new inventions, but they think there is no possible use for the flower they find on one of their walks.
There's a lemur in my laundry, Jo Lodge.
Bold, colourful artwork, quirky animals and a funny, alliterative text combine with an engaging sliding mechanism in this delightful series for toddlers. In There's a Lemur in my laundry! Little readers are invited to find out who is hidden around the house.
A Mother's Day dilemma, text, Juliette MacIver ; illustrations, Janine Millington.
Queenly trinkets for her hair? A royal pair of underwear? Poor Prince Pierre and Princess Emma face a major muddlesome dilemma. What do you give your mother the Queen when she has absolutely everything?
One lonely fish : a counting book with bite!, Andy Mansfield & Thomas Flintham.
Turn the page to see a new fish on each spread, and count along as each fish prepares to eat.
Snap!, Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe.
Young children will love meeting all their favourite sea creatures in this lively picture book packed with snapping sharks, colourful octopuses, gliding whales, playful seals and lots more!
Guess how much I love you in the summer?, written by Sam McBratney ; illustrated by Anita Jeram.
Features Big and Little Nutbrown Hare. This work presents stories which are seasonally themed and illustrated.
Guess how much I love you in the winter?, written by Sam McBratney ; illustrated by Anita Jeram.
Features Big and Little Nutbrown Hare. This work presents stories which are seasonally themed and illustrated.
Percy dog of destiny, written by Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann.
Percy, dog of destiny, heads to the dog park with his favorite, precious ball.
Mama's kisses, Kate McMullan ; illustrated by Tao Nyeu.
A mother panda bear, elephant, leopard and orangutan follow their rambunctious little ones through the jungle as they try to corral them for bedtime.
I promise, David McPhail.
A little bear learns from his mother what it means to make and break a promise.
The perfect guest, Paula Metcalf.
Accident-prone Pansy tries her very hardest to be the most perfect guest to her friend Walter with hilarious and calamitous results! From children's author and illustrator, Paula Metcalf, comes a witty and fun-filled story of friendship. Walter is really a very neat and tidy dog. His house is his pride and joy and he gets quite nervous when guests come round.
Love is a truck, words by Amy Novesky ; pictures by Sara Gillingham.
Celebrates a child's love for a variety of trucks, from fire engines to cement mixers to ice cream trucks.
This is a serious book, words by Jodie Parachini ; pictures by Daniel Rieley.
So why are a donkey in a flowered hat, a laughing zebra, a hissing snake, a marching penguin and cavorting monkeys in this book? Join the fun as the animals take control, effortlessly and with great style and humour.
Bears and a birthday, Shirley Parenteau ; illustrated by David Walker.
Little bears Floppy, Fuzzy, Yellow, and Calico secretly prepare a birthday cake and gift for Big Brown Bear, whose curiosity is piqued by delicious smells.
My meerkat mum, Ruth Paul.
Join meerkat mum through a day of looking after the kids: getting them out of bed, grooming them, feeding them, teaching them.
Pairs! in the garden, Smriti Prasadam-Halls Lorna Scobie.
In rhyming text, readers are asked to lift the flaps on each page to find matching pairs of such garden insects as bees and grasshoppers.
Pairs! underwater, Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Lorna Scobie.
Play the lift-the-flap memory game to find pairs underwater.
Lucy's book, Natalie Jane Prior ; illustrated by Cheryl Orsini.
Lucy's mum takes her to the library every Saturday. Lucy loves to read, but there is one special book that she borrows over and over again. The book is shared between friends, dropped in the ocean, flown to China and even made into a banana sandwich. But what will happen when everyone's favourite book goes missing?
Mighty, mighty construction site, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.
Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet a massive building.
Anywhere farm, Phyllis Root ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
All it takes for an anywhere farm is one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed.
Quack! quack! : these baby animals can't wait to meet you!, Louise Rupnik.
Large areas of textured fabrics for children to touch and feel. Touch and feel words as well as pictures helps babies to develop sensory awareness. Soft to touch flocked words and pictures.
The snowy day, Axel Scheffler.
Pip and Posy love going out in the snow, but they just can't agree on what kind of snowman to build.
Counting with Tiny Cat, Viviane Schwarz.
At first Tiny Cat has none. Then, what's that? One! Two! Three! And four! Oops, bonk, now there's more! Soon Tiny Cat has as many red balls of wool as you can get. Then some extra. Too many?! Will Tiny Cat ever have just enough?
What's in the witch's kitchen?, Nick Sharratt.
Britain's most popular artist presents a brilliantly original format that very young children will delight in time and again. The witch has hidden a trick and a treat in her magical kitchen cupboards!
I'm big now!, Anthea Simmons, Georgie Birkett.
When you are big, you're not the baby anymore, but sometimes you want to do the baby things you used to do before! In this funny journey of discovery, one little girl decides to try out being a baby again, but discovers it is more fun being the big sister of the family.
Baby night-night, written by Dawn Sirett ; illustrated by Christine Battuz.
Board book about bedtime.
Noisy animal peekaboo!, written by Dawn Sirett ; illustration, Liza Lewis.
Hear a lion, an orangutan and more in this fun peekaboo title, one of DK's exciting new noisy lift-the-flap books.
A perfect day, Lane Smith.
A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert's backyard cat, dog, chickadee, squirrel and even bear.
The naughty naughty baddies, Mark Sperring, David Tazzyman.
Once there were four naughty naughty baddies. And each one was as naughty as the next. They liked nothing more than being diabolically dreadful.
The red book, Beck & Matt Stanton.
For the Grown-Ups: Okay, Big Wig. We have a challenge for you. It's your job to convince the nearest kid that everything in this book is actually red. And we mean everything. It will not be easy! They will try to persuade you that things are not as red as you say, but you will stay strong! And the kids will love it!
Kevin, written by Emily Stead ; based on the railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry ; illustrations by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith.
Kevin the little crane helps mend engines at the Sodor Steamworks, but has a lot to learn. Can he show that he's more than just a clumsy crane?
Percy, written by Emily Stead ; based on the Railway series by the Reverend W. Awdry ; illustrated by Robin Davies and Creative Design.
Percy is a little engine who loves to be cheeky. He spends all day playing tricks on the other engines, but one day he has to be a very brave engine!
Hush-a-bye bunny, Holly Surplice.
It's time for Bunny to go to bed, but he doesn't want to leave his mummy and when he gets all tearful, Mummy Bunny knows just the rock-a-bye lullaby to comfort her little one. Hush-a-Bye Bunny is perfect for comforting sleepy little bunnies who don't like being left alone when it's time to turn out the light.
Simms Taback's farm animals : a giant fold-out book.,
The reader is invited to guess which farm animal is hiding beneath fold-outs that reveal a succession of clues.
The fantastic recipe machine, Chihiro Takeuchi.
We've long been told that little girls are made of sugar, spice and all things nice but who knows the surprising and secret recipes for a giraffe? Or a lion?
Mix it up!, Herve Tullet ; [translated by Christopher Franceschelli].
Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colours on the printed page.
My pictures after the storm, Eric Veille ; translated by Daniel Hahn.
Offers humorous drawings comparing things before and after storms, meetings with elephants, and trips.
Florette, Anna Walker.
When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad until she discovers a beautiful place full of green in the centre of Paris. What she finds there sparks something special and beautiful that will make her feel much more at home.
That's not my elephant, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my hamster, [written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold millions of titles world-wide.
A Visit to City Farm, Verna Wilkins ; illustrated by Karin Littlewood.
The journeys in this picture book will keep the reader engaged throughout. Rainbow Class walks along a busy road to take an underground train to a farm. Meet alpacas and llamas, pigs and ponies in this city farm surrounded by skyscrapers! True diversity in all its various forms.
How do dinosaurs choose their pets?, ane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague.
At first, the dinosaurs try to bring home all manner of wild beasts, but in the end, they learn to bring home an appropriate animal from a shelter or pet store and to love and care for it with attention.
How do dinosaurs say I'm mad?, Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague.
Illustrations and rhyming text explore some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they are angry--and how they should control their tempers.
Penguin's Christmas wish, Salina Yoon.
Penguin can't wait to celebrate Christmas with his family and friends. But when things don't go exactly as planned, Penguin learns to find holiday magic in the most unexpected places.
Train man, Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha.
A young boy imagines what it would be like to drive a train and take his little brother along for the ride.

World Languages

Bai wen bai da. Kong long gong yuan, Hu Yuanyuan bian.
Aimili he xiao yu, tu wen Hege Bangxu ; yi Liu Mengying.
Xiao pi hai li zhi cheng zhang ri ji. You "ban ba" , bu ke pa, Huang Yu zhu ; Yang Sifan hui.
Di xian zi Ama'er = Amar, the earth fairy, Ximengna Lindena zhu ; Kelisita Wencina hui ; Liao Xiaoqiao yi.
Shen mi hua jia, zuo hui zhe Jianlai Zhifang ; yi zhe Huang Huiqi.
Xiao hu li mai shou tao, Xinmei Nanji wen ; Heijing Jian tu ; Peng Yi, Zhou Longmei yi.
Man bu zai dong ri xian jing, Lichade B. Shimisi zhu ; Dimu Huopugude hui ; Yu Fan yi.
Zhen kai xin zhen kai xin, Gaotian Chun wen tu ; Xiao Han yi.
Hao xiang, zai yi qi, Wang Huixuan wen ; Mitu tu.

Younger Fiction

Bad Kitty takes the test, Nick Bruel.
Because of a recent string of embarrassing behavior, Kitty's cat license has been revoked and she must take a test to get it back.
Boat of dreams, Rogerio Coelho.
Inspired by Rogerio Coelho's family vacation on a Brazilian coastal village in winter, the characters of the old man and the young boy popped into his imagination and compelled him to create a story that took him almost seven years to complete.
Dark shadows : yes, another misadventure, Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin.
It was supposed to be a nice chicken-family vacation to a farm. But Sugar is certain that she is being watched, and when Poppy's beloved shoe (the shoe that keeps her safe and snug) goes missing, Sugar is sure that this shadow is the culprit. How can the Chicken Squad tackle a shadow without ruining the family reunion?
Attack of the giant octopus, Dan Greenburg ; illustrations by Scott M. Fischer.
When the babies who are being fed on human snot mutate into half-human brats, Hedy Mandible uses her hypnotic control over Cheyenne to force her to teach them proper behaviour, while the Jackal initiates another elaborate scheme to assassinate Wally.
Please don't eat the children, Dan Greenburg ; illustrations by Scott M. Fischer.
While trying to convince the FBI that giant ants are kidnapping and enslaving the citizens of Cincinnatti, twins Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffin, with the help of their vampire father, escape the clutches of the enormous ghouls who want to adopt--and eat--them.
The Onts, Dan Greenburg ; illustrations by Scott M. Fischer.
Ten-year-old orphan twins Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffin have had it bad at Cincinnati's Jolly Days Orphanage, but things get much worse when the Mandible sisters offer to share their home in the Dripping Fang Forest.
The vampire's curse, Dan Greenburg ; illustrations by Scott M. Fischer.
Having been reunited with their zombie father only to have him turn into a vampire after drinking an experimental elixir of life, the ten-year-old Shluffmuffin twins continue to try to elude the giant ants who want to enslave all humans.
Treachery and betrayal at Jolly Days, Dan Greenburg ; [illustrated by Scott M. Fischer].
The ten-year-old Shluffmuffins twins, still evading the evil, giant ants that tried to adopt them, discover the culinary delights of swamps and encounter a zombie who bears a strange resemblance to their deceased father.
When bad snakes attack good children, Dan Greenburg ; illustrations by Scott M. Fischer.
Followed by an assassin and her poisonous snakes, ten-year-old twins Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffin try to get from their Ohio home to the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia, to get help in freeing human hostages from the onts.
Agnes and Clarabelle celebrate!, Adele Griffin and Courtney Sheinmel ; illustrated by Sara Palacios.
Agnes the pig and Clarabelle the chicken are best friends who love celebrating holidays together.
Tales for the perfect child, Florence Parry Heide ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.
Vignettes of children whose less than desirable behaviour is masked.
What color is the wind?, Anne Herbauts ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.
A blind child asks each he encounters a dog, wolf, elephant, mountain, bird, stream, tree about the colour of the wind. Each responds differently, with a shape, colour, smell, texture, or idea. Each page displays a visual and tactile palette of cut-outs, textures, colours. It is a sensory experience that makes the invisible experiential, ending with the wind, as the pages fly.
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the almost entirely unplanned adventure, A.L. Kennedy ; illustrated by Gemma Correll.
Badger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs. The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too. They are about to be turned into llama pies. But never fear Uncle Shawn is here! He loves rescuing things. He has a rescuing plan, which involves dancing, and a mole, and an electric fence. What could possibly go wrong?
April fools', Mr. Todd!, Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Erwin Madrid ; based on the characters created by Peter H. Reynolds.
It's April Fools' Day and Judy's birthday and Mr. Todd has a trick or two of his own planned in the latest Judy Moody tale for newly independent readers. April Fools' Day just happens to be one of Judy Moody's favorite days of the year. And this year she's got one thing on her mind: the perfect prank she's going to play on Mr. Todd, thanks to an awesome present from her brother, Stink.
A case in any case, Ulf Nilsson ; illustrated by Gitte Spee.
When Detective Gordon retires and Buffy is left alone at the police station, she hears strange noises and decides to call Gordon in to help her with the mystery.
Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers : the tenth epic novel, Dav Pilkey.
George and Harold are forced to contemplate a world without Captain Underpants.
Princess Cora and the crocodile, Laura Amy Schlitz ; illustrated by Brian Floca.
Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine.
The water princess, written by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
The story of one young girl's quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village.
Best friends, Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
Gemma and Alice, born on the same day, have been devoted friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter character, the two are inseperable - until that is Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland.
Flapper, VC, Mark Wilson.
Flapper, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Raised and trained in Australia, Flapper is sent off to war in the Pacific. While on patrol deep in the jungle, Flapper's unit find themselves surrounded by enemy troops.