New Titles Children’s June 2020 (arrived in April and May 2020)

Graphic Novel

Amy's diary. 1 : Space alien ... almost?,  Veronique Grisseaux
At fourteen, Amy Von Brandt doesn't feel particularly close to anyone. Since her father died, her mother has become some sort of a zombie, except all of a sudden, she's back to life (and even wearing edgy underwear!). Could there be a connection with Dennis Belcher, the school principal? (OMG!) As for her best friend, Kat, love has rendered her brain uncharacteristically mushy.
Amy's diary. [2], The world's upside down,  Veronique Grisseaux
Fourteen year-old Amy Von Brandt's life is upside down. In order to forget Nicolas who has just broken-up with her, her bad grades and the possible devilish fiancé of her mother slash principal, she escapes to Grandma Von Brandts farm.
Amy's diary. [3], Moving on,  Veronique Grisseaux
Amy's new popularity at school is rubbing her old friends the wrong way while at home her mom drops the mother of all bombs on her: they're moving in with her new fiance, Francis.
geeky f@b 5. 3, doggone catastrophe,  Lucy Lareau
When a tornado rips through the town of Normal, the local animal shelter is devastated leaving many animals needing emergency homes and care. The Geeky F@b 5 are up to the challenge and rally all of Earhart Elementary School to help. Sofia gets busy helping code a matchmaking program to match the pets to households and A.J. fits a harness for a handicapped basset hound.
The Mythics. 1, Heroes reborn,  Philippe Ogaki
In the ancient times of Gods and heroes, evil attempted to seize the world disguising themselves as six different gods. While they were spreading all their power of destruction, six heroes, each with extraordinary powers and brandishing sacred weapons, rose against these incarnations of evil. The evil was defeated and sealed in a secret place within the red desert on the planet Mars.
Big Nate. A good old-fashioned wedgie,  Lincoln Peirce
Need a way to shut up some snooty kid when he gloats about his private school? Looking for the perfect response when your best friend joins the grammar police? Want a quick and easy way to out-snap even the snappiest comeback? Nate Wright has the answer: a good old-fashioned wedgie! Can Chad somehow survive on a diet of kale and soy nuts? Are Jenny and Artur EVER going to break up? And how is Nate supposed to concentrate on baseball whe.
Big Nate : silent but deadly,  Lincoln Peirce
Whether he's showing the ropes to a detention rookie, campaigning for the Student of the Month Award, or writing hilarious movie reviews for The Weekly Bugle, Nate Wright never fails to make his mark at P.S. 38. But middle school's no bed of roses. In fact, sometimes it just plain stinks. Just ask the Great Nose-ini! Nate's alter ego with a sense for scents can smell trouble a mile away, or at the very next desk.
The Three Musketeers,  Russell Punter
Follow the adventures of young D'Artagnan as he travels to Paris to join the legendary King's Musketeers. Almost immediately, he finds himself caught up in a dangerous world of espionage, treachery and murder.
Jason and the Argonauts,  Russell Punter
The ruthless King Pelias has set his young nephew Jason a seemingly impossible task to bring him the fabled Golden Fleece. Only then can Jason reclaim the kingdom that is rightfully his. Jason and his crew of Argonauts must face a host of fearsome monsters and devious Gods before they can complete their mission.
Hamlet,  Russell Punter
When Hamlet receives a visitation from the ghost of his late father, he uncovers a plot that will lead him on a journey of vengeance and self destruction.
The adventures of King Arthur,  Russell Punter
The dramatic reign of the legendary King Arthur is brought to life in this epic story of swords and sorcery. The gripping plot and Andrea Da Rold's stunningly detailed illustrations are sure to captivate young readers.
Alice In Wonderland,  Russell Punter
When Alice follows a white rabbit into his burrow, she enters a fantastic world of weird and wonderful characters.
Owly. [1], The way home,  Andy Runton
All Owly wants is a friend. Owly is a good-natured little owl, and he's always helping those around him. But despite his kindness, he seems to frighten would-be friends away before they even give him a chance, just because he's an owl. That all changes, though, once Owly meets Wormy.
Camping with unicorns : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure,  Dana Simpson
School's out, so Phoebe and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have the entire summer to play games, visit the pool, and even go camping. Unicorn horns are excellent utensils for roasting things over the campfire, too, even if Marigold prefers toasted apples to s'mores. While exploring in the woods, Phoebe and friends meet a unicorn named Alabaster, who uses a special video game console that's powered by plants.
Ozy and Millie,  Dana Simpson
Meet Ozy and Millie, two middle-grade students in Seattle who also happen to be foxes. This debut comic from Phoebe and Her Unicorn creator Dana Simpson centers around these two best friends as they take on the everyday challenges all middle-graders face, bullies, tests, and the dread of going back to school after a surprise snow day.
Chloe. 1. The new girl,  Greg Tessier
Chloe Blin is determined to find out how to be popular, confident, and in love. Unfortunately she has to deal with mean girl cliques, fashion faux-pas, and trying to impress the cutest boy in school with her sweet moves, only to fall completely flat.

Into reading

There's a Fly Guy in my soup,  Tedd Arnold
When Fly Guy is not allowed in the restaurant with Buzz's family he follows his nose and ends up in the soup.
Pool party!,  Doreen Cronin
On a hot summer day, Farmer Brown and the animals enjoy getting cool in the pool.
Duck stays in the truck,  Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown wants to go camping. He packs up the animals. He packs up his brother, Bob. The chickens want to hike. The cows want to fish. The pigs want to picnic. And Duck? Duck just wants to stay in the truck.
Splash!,  Penny Dolan
Splash the merboy gets stranded in a rock pool.
Froggo,  Penny Dolan
Froggo would not want to turn into a prince if he was kissed by a little girl!.
Jack and the giants : a play,  Julia Donaldson
Jack shows the giants round the town in the play Jack and the Giants.
The deer and the earwig : a poem and a story,  Julia Donaldson
I hear with my little ear a poem and a story in The Deer and the Earwig.
Clare and the fair : two poems,  Julia Donaldson
Meet Clare and her bear in Clare and the Fair.
Where were you Bert?,  Julia Donaldson
In Where Were You, Bert? a bird, a nurse and a mermaid make Bert late for school.
Paula the vet,  Julia Donaldson
Paula looks after dogs, cats, rabbits and a more unusual pet in Paula the Vet.
Tara's party,  Julia Donaldson
Tara has a party in Tara's Party, but Martha won't pass the parcel.
The pins and the pegs,  Julia Donaldson
In The Pins and the Pegs, Val's house becomes a playground at night.
Pen fun,  Julia Donaldson
In Pen Fun, Jez has a present for all his friends.
Mix, mix, mix,  Julia Donaldson
In Mix, Mix, Mix, Bob Bug is let loose in the kitchen!.
Is it?,  Julia Donaldson
In Is it?, children guess what the hidden items are.
Cat naps,  Julia Donaldson
In Cat naps, Top Cat is feeling sleepy.
The big cod,  Julia Donaldson
In The Big Cod, Tim and his dad go fishing.
Mum Bug's bag,  Julia Donaldson
How many things can Mum Bug fit in her bag in Mum Bug's Bag?.
Top cat,  Julia Donaldson
Find out who is top cat in Top Cat.
Sam's pot,  Julia Donaldson
In Sam's Pot find out what happened when Sam got a pot.
Bob Bug,  Julia Donaldson
Meet Bob in Bob Bug.
Dig, dig, dig!,  Julia Donaldson
Tim and his dog dig up lots of mud in Dig, Dig, Dig!.
Zak and the vet,  Julia Donaldson
Find out what happened when Zak ran in the fog in Zak and the Vet.
The odd pet,  Julia Donaldson
What is a zog?.
Miss! Miss!,  Julia Donaldson
Bill is in a mess in Miss! Miss!.
This and that,  Julia Donaldson
Tim visits Mr Chan's shop in This and That.
Fish and chips,  Julia Donaldson
Ron Rabbit is fed up with his job at the fish and chip shop in Fish and Chips.
Singing Dad,  Julia Donaldson
Dad sings in the shops, in the shed, in the bus and in his bed in Singing Dad.
Doctor Duck,  Julia Donaldson
Bob Bug is sick so Mum Bug rings for a doctor in Doctor Duck.
The ox and the yak,  Julia Donaldson
In The Ox and the Yak, a man riding an ox has a box of odd socks.
The doll in the bin,  Julia Donaldson
In The Ox and the Yak, a man riding an ox has a box of odd socks.
The seven kids,  Julia Donaldson
In The Seven Kids, the bad fox comes to call when Mum's at the shops.
Ron Rabbit's egg,  Julia Donaldson
In Ron Rabbit's Egg, Ron Rabbit dreams of being rich.
Animal quiz,  Julia Donaldson
In Animal Quiz, find out more about your favourite animals.
Mr Zed,  Julia Donaldson
In Mr Zed, a magician comes to Patrick's party.
Ron Rabbit's big day,  Julia Donaldson
Ron Rabbit gets a new job.
The wishing elf,  Julia Donaldson
In The Wishing Elf, Miss Smith's class has a magical visitor.
Bob Bug and the Insect Club,  Julia Donaldson
In Bob Bug and the Insect Club, you need six legs to be part of Bob's gang.
Where is the snail?,  Julia Donaldson
All the animals are busy, but the snail is hiding.
Stop chatting, Bill,  Julia Donaldson
Will Bill ever stop chatting?.
Back to bed,  Julia Donaldson
Are the twins good for Liz?.
Gran is cross,  Julia Donaldson
The twins bring a frog to visit Gran.
The shopping list,  Julia Donaldson
Will Yasmin and Dad get all the things on the shopping list?.
The big match,  Julia Donaldson
Can Rick Duck win the big match?.
Splash and squelch,  Julia Donaldson
Let's splash in the pond.
The scrap rocket,  Julia Donaldson
Will Ron's scrap rocket lift off?.
The trunk and the skunk,  Julia Donaldson
The mammoth sniffs a skunk with his long trunk.
Moan, moan, moan!,  Julia Donaldson
Hang that coat up!.
The snake and the drake,  Julia Donaldson
Can drake play a trick to escape from snake?.
Tadpoles,  Julia Donaldson
Find out what happens to the tiny dots in the lake.
The wrong kind of knight,  Julia Donaldson
Nasim likes reading, writing and knitting.
Spike says,  Julia Donaldson
Spike says he can dive, drive and even fight fires!.
Queen Anneena's feast,  Julia Donaldson
Queen Anneena has a feast.
Tim's bad mood,  Julia Donaldson
Why is Tim so cross?.
The red man and the green man,  Julia Donaldson
The red man and the green man go on holiday.
Pirates,  Julia Donaldson
Pirate Jack and Pirate Jade both want the gold.
Tails,  Julia Donaldson
Tails can be helpful.
Pen-pals,  Julia Donaldson
Will Joan be happy when she comes to stay with Megan?.
My cat,  Julia Donaldson
When a cat gets in the way it's tricky to write a poem.
No milk today,  Julia Donaldson
The jug is empty.
Sue Kangaroo,  Julia Donaldson
This is Sue, the kangaroo.
The Cinderella play,  Julia Donaldson
Cinderella's slipper is lost in the school play.
Usman's books,  Julia Donaldson
What would happen if Usman could step inside one of his books?.
The upside-down Browns,  Julia Donaldson
Find out about the funny things going on in the round house.
Leroy,  Julia Donaldson
Who pops my bubbles?.
A hat for gran,  Sue Graves
Gran needs a new hat.
Supper time!,  Damian Harvey
Wolf wants chicken for supper, and he tricks Little Hen into visiting him.
What a mess!,  Damian Harvey
Mum, Dad and Jazz are painting.
Pip's presents,  Damian Harvey
Pip really wants a robot for her birthday.
Dragon's fat cat,  Dav Pilkey
When Dragon finds a stray cat in his garden, he brings it inside to escape the cold. He likes living with his new feline friend, but Dragon soon realises that he doesn't know how to take care of it.
Cam's kite,  Jackie Walter
Cam has a new kite and he goes to fly it with Dad.
Evan's rocket,  Jackie Walter
Evan wants to buy the toy rocket in the shop, but he will need to save up!.


Machines that think,  Don Brown
Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines to guiding spaceships to the moon. Included are fascinating looks at the world's earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates.
J 004 BRO
Hello Ruby : adventures in coding,  Linda Liukas
Meet Ruby a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby's world, anything is possible if you set your mind to it. As Ruby embarks on her adventure, kids will be introduced through storytelling to the basic concepts of coding. With activities included in every chapter, future kid coders will be able to put their own imaginations to work.
J 005 LIU
Biggest, fastest, tallest : and many more record-breaking extremes,  Darran Stobbart
Have you ever wondered. What was the biggest dinosaur? What's the fastest plane ever built? Where's the tallest waterfall in the world? Lift the flaps to climb the tallest mountain, explore the depths of the ocean, peer into our solar system, and more.
J 032.02 STO
Why do I feel like this?,  Shinsuke Yoshitake
Why Do I Feel Like This? follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought as she walks home in a bad mood. Where do sad or angry feelings come from? What's the best way to make them go away? And is there any way to stop them from coming back? This imaginative story will help young readers to think about their emotions and find creative ways to deal with bad days.
J 152.4 YOS
Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z,  Irene Latham
How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a “try it” prompt for an activity.
J 170 LAT
Jesus rose for me,  Jared Kennedy
Introduce your toddler to the real meaning of Easter and share with them the joy of the greatest truth of all, Jesus is alive!.
J 232.96 KEN
The seed of compassion : lessons from the life and teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  Dalai Lama XIV Bstanʼdzinrgyamtsho
One of today's most inspiring world leaders was once an ordinary child named Lhamo Thondup. In a small village in Tibet, his mother was his first great teacher of compassion. In everyday moments from his childhood, young readers begin to see that important lessons are all around us, and they, too, can grow to truly understand them.
J 294.3 BST
All about friends,  Felicity Brooks
Being able to make and maintain friendships is an important life skill and one that paves the way for meaningful relationships throughout life. This fun, friendly and reassuring introduction is designed to help young children recognize what a good friend is and learn to develop the emotional and social skills that allow them to make and keep friends.
J 302.34 BRO
Caring for the environment,  Georgia AmsonBradshaw
How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues around the environment from climate change to biodiversity and pollution. It features a case study on Wangari Maathai and ideas for how we can take action to make the planet healthier.
J 304.2 AMS
We're all equal,  Georgia AmsonBradshaw
How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explore inequality around the world, from how resources are unfairly shared to why race and gender matter and more. It looks at ways we can challenge inequality and features case studies such as the votes for women campaign and the work of Malala Yousafzai.
J 307 AMS
Culture & diversity,  Georgia AmsonBradshaw
How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues around diversity in modern life from the positives around multiculturalism to prejudice, racism and discrimination. It features a case study on Apartheid and ideas for how we can activate against racism.
J 307 AMS
A peaceful world,  Alice Harman
How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues of peace and conflict, including why peace is important and how we can keep the peace. It includes a profile of Leymah Gbowee and projects such as how to activate to draw a peace path and how to organise a day of peace.
J 320.9 HAR
Rules for everyone,  Georgia AmsonBradshaw
How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores what rules are for, who makes the rules and how governments and power works in society. It helps children understand systems of democracy and how people have the ability to influence the rules of society. It features case studies on civil rights and activities to make campaign videos and organise a debate club.
J 323 AMS
Human rights,  Alice Harman
How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores what human rights are, what happens when they are respected and when they are limited, for example losing your right to freedom if you commit a crime. The book looks at movements such as Black Lives Matter and at how we can all help to protect human rights through activation.
J 323 HAR
Look inside jobs,  Lara Bryan
What do grown-ups do all day? Lift the flaps to open up a world of possibilities and discover over 100 things you can be, from a nurse, to a musician or an astronaut.
J 331.7 BRY
How to make a better world,  Keilly Swift
A fun and inspiring practical guide on how young people can make a real difference. If you are a kid with big dreams and a passion for what is right, you're a world-changer in the making. There's a lot that can be changed by just one person, if you know what to do. Start by making yourself into the awesome person you want to be by learning all about self-care and kindness.
J 361 SWI
Usborne look inside a hospital,  Zoë Fritz
Look Inside a Hospital is a fabulous addition to the Look Inside series, a fascinating insight into what really goes on in a hospital and an important book for any child who might be visiting ill relatives or need to go into hospital themselves. Find out what it's like to stay overnight, how operations happen and where babies are born.
J 362.11 FRI
50 things you can do to save the world,  Kim Hankinson
Young readers learn how to fight the effects of climate change, reduce carbon emissions, and help save the planet.
J 363.7 HAN
Old enough to save the planet,  Loll Kirby
An inspiring look at young climate change activists who are changing the world. The world is facing a climate crisis like we've never seen before. And kids around the world are stepping up to raise awareness and try to save the planet. As people saw in the youth climate strike in September 2019, kids will not stay silent about this subject and they're going to make a change.
J 363.7 KIR
This book will (help) cool the climate,  Isabel Thomas
Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From lift-sharing to switching body sprays, there are so many things you can do to help fight climate change. Complete with myth-busting boxes and counter arguments to put climate-deniers in their place, this is a one-stop guide to transform eco-worried kids into eco-activists.
J 363.73 THO
Climate change,  Tom Jackson
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our nations today but what is it? Hasn't it always been happening? What is making it worse? Why do some people deny its happening?.
J 363.738 JAC
Indonesian children's favorite stories : fables, myths and fairy tales,  Joan Suyenaga
Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, this multicultural children's book offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. It makes a perfect new addition for story time or bedtime reading.
J 398.2 SUY
The lizard,  José Saramago
When a lizard appears in the neighborhood of Chiado, in Lisbon, it surprises passers-by, and mobilizes firefighters and the army. With a clear and precise style, the fable offers a multitude of senses, reaching audiences of all ages.
J 398.24 SAR
First 1000 words,  Agnès Besson
Packed with more than 1,000 illustrated words, this colorful first dictionary is a valuable tool that makes learning new words fun! Instead of presenting words in alphabetical order, this book organizes its words into four main concepts: colours, opposites, shapes, and numbers.
J 428.1 BES
First 1000 nature words,  MarieElise Masson
Bright, cheerful illustrations are accompanied by first words of the natural world.
J 428.1 MAS
Natural landmarks,  Joanna Brundle
How long is a blue whale? Were the dinosaurs really that big? From atoms to planets and towers to T.
J 500 BRU
My first science book,  Matthew Oldham
This engaging picture introduces little children to the wonders of science. Simple, friendly illustrations take you through a wide range of subjects from astronauts living in space to simple experiments you can try at home. Discover how a seed grows, why things float, what makes materials change and much more.
J 500 OLD
Dream big, little scientists,  Michelle Schaub
A bedtime lullaby for budding scientists everywhere introduces eleven branches of science and encourages curiosity and exploration.
J 500 SCH
What do scientists do all day?,  Jane Wilsher
What do scientists do all day? Find out in this book, which features more than 100 scientists. See busy scientists at work in 14 different locations including at the observatory, on the nature reserve and in the hospital. Then turn the page to find out what each scientist's job is, how they do it and why they like it.
J 500 WIL
Super science experiments : at home,  Elizabeth Snoke Harris
With more than 80 fun experiments, this is the ultimate lab book for kids who are stuck at home! This fact- and fun-filled book includes tons of simple, kid-tested science experiments, many of which can be done with items found around the house, and require little-to-no supervision! That's right-no adult help needed. That means no grownups doing all the fun stuff while you watch.
J 507.2 HAR
Super science experiments : cool creations,  Elizabeth Snoke Harris
With more than 80 fun experiments, this is the ultimate lab book for creative kids! This fact- and fun-filled book includes tons of simple, kid-tested science experiments, many of which can be done with items from around the house, and require little-to-no supervision! That's right-no adult help needed. That means no grownups doing all the fun stuff while you watch.
J 507.2 HAR
Super science experiments : Outdoor fun,  Elizabeth Snoke Harris
With more than 80 fun experiments, this book is the ultimate lab book for kids who love nature and the outdoors! This fact- and fun-filled book includes tons of simple, kid-tested science experiments, many of which can be done with items from around the house, and require little-to-no supervision! That's right-no adult help needed. That means no grownups doing all the fun stuff while you watch.
J 507.2 HAR
Super science experiments : build it,  Elizabeth Snoke Harris
With more than 80 fun experiments, this is the ultimate lab book for kids who want to build cool stuff! This fact- and fun-filled book includes tons of simple, kid-tested science experiments, many of which can be done with items from around the house, and require little-to-no supervision! That's right-no adult help needed. That means no grownups doing all the fun stuff while you watch.
J 507.2 HAR
100 easy STEAM activities : awesome hands-on projects for aspiring artists and engineers,  Andrea Scalzo Yi
Exciting Activities for Young Artists, Scientists and Engineers. Spark your curiosity with these fun games and creative projects to learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
J 507.8 YI
A quick history of maths : from counting cavemen to computers,  Clive Gifford
Maths + history + jokes - boring bits = A Quick History of Maths. This book begins around 43,000 years ago with a notched baboon leg, the Lebombo bone (the very first mathematical object in the world) and rushes us past Hindu numerals and the invention of zero, via Pythagoras, Pascal and probability, right up to the present day, with big data and the maths that rules our digital lives.
J 510.9 GIF
Which one doesn't belong? : playing with shapes,  Christopher Danielson
Every page of this innovative picture book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes and the question 'Which one doesn't belong?' Each of the shapes could be a correct answer to the question. Because there is no one right answer, children naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties.
J 516.15 DAN
Maths shapes : lift-the-flap,  Eddie Reynolds
This entertaining introduction to shapes and geometry has over 125 flaps to lift. It's jam-packed with information about flat and solid shapes, angles, patterns and more, along with fun puzzles and challenges to practise key ideas. Lively illustrations make abstract ideas and concepts easy to grasp.
J 516.15 REY
A quick history of the universe : from the Big Bang to just now,  Clive Gifford
Strap in for a rip-roaring ride through the history of the universe, starting with the Big Bang, and bringing us right up to present day. What was the universe like when it was a few seconds old? How had it changed by its millionth birthday? And when did time even start, for that matter?! The story of the last 13.
J 523.1 GIF
Red Rover : Curiosity on Mars,  Richard Ho
On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars's many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits for the next one to come to Mars to explore.
J 523.43 HO
Stars before bedtime : a mindful fall-asleep book,  Claire Grace
Snuggle beneath the covers and travel through the night sky to discover all there is to know about the amazing constellations that sparkle brightly up above while you get ready to drift off to the Land of Nod. In this fast-paced world, relaxing and preparing for sleep can be difficult for children, but regularly practising mindfulness can help relieve stress and anxiety, increase happiness and allow for a peaceful night's sleep.
J 523.8 GRA
My first book of comparisons : how the world measures up,  Clive Gifford
Our world is packed with amazing things. It's full of planes and trains, plants and trees, high skies and deep seas, and billions of people everywhere. Open this book and you'll discover how all these things compare to eachother.
J 530.8 GIF
The Invention Hunters discover how electricity works,  Korwin Briggs
The Invention Hunters visit a child's home in their flying museum, where they learn how electricity works. The Invention Hunters need your help to set the record straight about all the exciting gadgets they find around the house.
J 537 BRI
The big book of experiments,  Kate Biberdorf
A book of 25 science experiments kids can do at home from chemistry professor and science entertainer, Kate the Chemist.
J 540 BIB
Chemistry for kids : homemade science experiments and activities inspired by awesome chemists, past and present,  Liz Lee Heinecke
Chemistry for Kids (Kitchen Pantry Scientist) features biographies of 25 leading chemists, past and present, accompanied by accessible, hands-on experiments and activities to bring the history and principles of chemistry alive.
J 540 HEI
The scale of dinosaurs,  Joanna Brundle
The scale of things means how one thing compares in size to another. In this book, appealing illustrations help kids understand scale by comparing many different kinds of dinosaurs by their length from head to tail.
J 567.91 BRU
My first encyclopedia of dinosaurs,  Sylvie Bézuel
Read and discover the wonderful world of dinosaurs. This complete first encyclopedia features everything young dinosaur enthusiasts need to feed their curiosity. The subjects include the many types of dinosaurs, how dinosaurs lived in their environment, and dinosaur families. This encyclopedia also explores the mysterious end to dinosaur existence and the fossils we find today.
J 567.91 MY
Grow : secrets of our DNA,  Nicola Davies
A beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of DNA for younger readers. All living things grow - every plant and every animal, including human beings. Some things grow fast and others grow slow; some things grow by tiny degrees, while others grow to be enormous. Yet there's something about the way we grow that links us all together.
J 571.8 DAV
The DNA book,  Alison Woollard
Without DNA there wouldn't be life this awesome molecule holds the code that allows living things to grow, develop, and make copies of themselves.
J 571.8 WOO
Backyard biology : discover the life cycles and adaptations outside your door with hands-on science activities,  Donna Latham
Offering a deep peek into the world right outside your door, this life science book for middle readers gets kids excited about the natural world with fantastic hands-on science experiments! Where can you study biology? Everywhere! Do you need special equipment? No! Biology is the study of life, and life is all around you.
J 575 LAT
Under your feet,  Jackie Stroud
This book takes you under the surface and explores the diverse wonders of the mysterious world hidden underground. Encounter incredible creatures that could be from another planet, including the star-faced mole and worms as big as snakes, and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus the biggest organism in the world.
J 577.58 STR
Slow down,  Rachel Williams
All around us, nature is turning, growing and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them. Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them unfold. Then go outside and explore, and see what you find when you take the time to slow down.
J 578 WIL
Microbes : discover an unseen world with 25 projects,  Christine BurilloKirch
If our vision improved one million times, we would be able to see microbes in the air, on our skin, in the soil, in water, and on food! In Microbes: Discover an Unseen World, readers journey through microscopic worlds that collide with our own on a daily basis to encounter bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, and archaea.
J 579 BUR
The scale of animals,  Joanna Brundle
The scale of things means how one thing compares in size to another. In this book, appealing illustrations help kids understand scale by comparing many different kinds of animals by their length, weight, or height.
J 590 BRU
It can't be true! Animals!,  Andrea Mills
Did you know that one blue whale weighs as much as 32 Asian elephants? That can't be true, you say! Yes it is, and this book put the whale on the scales to show you! Packed with mind-blowing facts and awesome illustrations, this brilliant book for kids reveals incredible information about the weird and wonderful world of animals.
J 590 MIL
World's wackiest animals,  Anna Poon
Take a walk on the weird side as Lonely Planet Kids reveals 100 of the world's strangest animals.
J 590 POO
The animal atlas : a pictorial guide to the world's wildlife,  Barbara Taylor
An illustrated atlas to where animals are in the world whether they have feathers, scales, or fur! Where do animals build their homes? How do they survive in very hot and cold climates? Why are so many species endangered? Discover the answers to all these questions and many more in The Animal Atlas. This lavishly illustrated nature book takes children on a tour, continent by continent, to meet the animals of the world.
J 590 TAY
Usborne look inside animal homes,  Emily Bone
Open the flaps to look inside all kinds of animal homes nests in treetops, deep, dark underground burrows, under the sea in a warm coral reef, and even in your own home.
J 591.56 BON
Packs : strength in numbers,  Hannah Salyer
A full-colour, exquisitely illustrated celebration of animals who live in packs, herds, pods, and more. Packs shows how togetherness and teamwork help many creatures thrive.
J 591.56 SAL
50 reasons to love endangered animals,  Catherine Barr
Discover 50 reasons to love animals! Lions have magnificent shaggy manes, penguins go tobogganing on their tummies, bears wiggle and dance as they scratch, whales sing songs, and elephants can feel sadness. But all the animals in this book especially need our love, now more than ever. Learn about their habitats, what makes them special, and show them you care with simple activities you can do at home.
J 591.68 BAR
Europe,  Tim Harris
Take a captivating journey across the continent of Europe to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Europe's distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the vast length of the Danube River, through ancient Caledonian pine forests, up active volcanoes, and across the Alps.
J 591.94 HAR
Africa,  Tim Harris
Take a captivating journey across the continent of Africa to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Africa's distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the shifting sands of the Sahara, across the wide savannah, up Mount Kilimanjaro, and through dense rainforests.
J 591.96 HAR
North America,  Tim Harris
Take a captivating journey across the continent of North America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in North America's distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you among giant redwood forests, deep inside the Grand Canyon, through the vast expanse of the Everglades wetlands, and across the towering Rocky Mountains.
J 591.97 HAR
South America,  Tim Harris
Take a captivating journey across the continent of South America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in South America's distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you deep inside the Amazon rain forest, across the wide pampas grasslands, by spectacular waterfalls, and high up in Andean lakes.
J 591.98 HAR
Australia and Antarctica,  Tim Harris
Take a captivating journey across the continents of Australia and Antarctica to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in their distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you among the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef, through lush rainforests, up Aoraki (Mount Cook), and across the icy wastelands of Antarctica.
J 591.994 HAR
Creepy crawlies,  Emily Bone
Which creepy-crawlies look like dead leaves? Can bugs live underwater? What happens to them in the winter? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more about the fascinating world of insects. With simple text and stunning photographs and illustrations, plus links to websites with video clips and activities.
J 595.7 BON
The book of brilliant bugs,  Jess French
Enter the kingdom of bugs and their close relatives for a magical journey through the forest floor, down into the deepest caves, and even across the open ocean. Insects, arachnids, worms, and mollusks are crawling across the pages of this colorful bug book, which combines gorgeous illustrations and photos to help young animal enthusiasts spot and learn all the main bug groups.
J 595.7 FRE
Honeybee : the busy life of Apis mellifera,  Candace Fleming
Beginning at birth, the honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell and is driven to protect and take care of her hive. She cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the queen. But is she strong enough to fly? Not yet! She builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders.
J 595.799 FLE
Saving the Tasmanian devil : how science is helping the world's largest marsupial carnivore survive,  Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
"In this addition to the critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field series, Dorothy Patent follows the scientists trying to put a stop to a gruesome disease before it's too late. Tasmanian devils are dying at an alarming rate from a type of tumor that appears to be contagious.
J 599.2 PAT
The story of inventions : a first book about world-changing discoveries,  Catherine Barr
The world is brimming full of incredible inventions but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions come about? Journey back in time, travel across the world and discover incredible inventions from throughout history.
J 600 BAR
The germ lab,  Richard Platt
An entertaining and comprehensive telling of diseases, infections, plagues and pandemics for young readers.
J 616.9 PLA
Germs are not for sharing,  Elizabeth Verdick
Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children. And that's why it's never too soon to teach little ones about germs and ways to stay clean and healthy. This book is a short course for kids on what germs are, what they do, and why it's so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain.
J 616.9 VER
The Invention Hunters discover how machines work,  Korwin Briggs
When the Invention Hunters, a group of globe-trotting invention collectors, visit a construction site in their flying museum, a boy helps them by explaining how simple machines like levers, pulleys, and cranks work.
J 621.8 BRI
3D printing and maker lab for kids : create amazing projects with CAD design and STEAM ideas,  Eldrid Sequeira
3D printing and maker lab for kids presents hands-on activities for learning how to use browser-based software TinkerCAD and SketchUp to design and print projects, along with informative sidebars to support related STEAM concepts.
J 621.9 SEQ
The secret garden cookbook : inspiring recipes from the magical world of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The secret garden,  Amy Cotler
Experience the magic and enchantment of The Secret Garden whenever you like, right at home in your kitchen. The Secret Garden Cookbook is the only cookbook that celebrates the delicious and comforting foods that play such an important role in the novel and its world. Frances Hodgson Burnett's wonderful tale The Secret Garden celebrates its young heroine, Mary Lennox, as she brings an abandoned garden back to life.
J 641.5 COT
The Little Women cookbook : tempting recipes from the March sisters and their friends and family,  Winifred Moranville
Experience the exciting and heartwarming world of the March sisters and Little Women right in your own kitchen. Here at last is the first cookbook to celebrate the scrumptious and comforting foods that play a prominent role in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. If your family includes a Little Women fan, or if you yourself are one, with this book you can keep the magic and wonder of the beloved tale alive for years to come.
J 641.5 MOR
Lift the flap construction and demolition,  Jerome Martin
It takes hundreds of people, dozens of machines and years of work to construct a skyscraper. Lift the flaps to see the construction crews digging, drilling, pouring, heaving and hoisting as they build a brand new building at the heart of a busy city.
J 690 MAR
How art works,  Sarah Hull
What is art? Where do artists get their ideas from? How do artists make pictures look real? This lively book answers these questions and many more, to explore how art works.
J 701 HUL
The scale of buildings & structures,  Joanna Brundle
The scale of things means how one thing compares in size to another. In this book, appealing illustrations help kids understand scale by comparing famous buildings and structures by their height.
J 720 BRU
Skyscrapers : the heights of engineering,  John Kerschbaum
Leave no brick unturned in John Kerschbaum's Science Comics: Skyscrapers, the latest volume in First Second’s action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers! Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic, dinosaurs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, robots, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects.
J 720 KER
Garfield's guide to creating your own comic strip,  Marco Finnegan
Learn how to draw your very own comic strip with Garfield and friends! Accessible step-by-step instructions guide aspiring artists through the process. Readers will learn what goes into making a comic strip—from creating characters to adding visual details and lettering, all while enjoying examples from Garfield comic strips and hilarious commentary from Garfield himself.
J 741.5 FIN
Marge's Little Lulu : working girl,  John Stanley
Lulu Moppet is an outspoken and brazen young girl who doesn't follow any rules whether they've been set by her parents, the neighbourhood boys, or society itself. In spring 2019 D+Q begins a landmark reissue series of Lulu's suburban hijinks: she goes on picnics, babysits, and attempts to break into the boys' clubhouse again and again.
J 741.5 STA
Recycle and remake,  -
Discusses the importance of recycling and reusing materials while providing instructions for craft projects, including a party piñata, a bee hotel, and a cardboard castle.
J 745.5 REC
Paper art skills lab,  Sandee Ewasiuk
This appealing art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works of art using paper. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create their own paper works of art.
J 745.54 EWA
Textile art skills lab,  Sarah Hodgson
This colorful art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works using a variety of textiles and fibers. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design.
J 746 HOD
Harmonica for kids : Simple guide to learn and play the diatonic harmonica and have fun with easy songs in tablature notation,  Darren Hills
Are you looking for a book for children that teach you in a fun way how to play the harmonica and at the same time that it is a songbook with the best songs for children to practice? It is written in a simple, clear style that can be easily understood by children, contains pictures to help them understand the instructions, practical advice that will allow them to grasp the basics of the harmonica and start making music immediately, and .
J 781 HIL
Music is my life,  Myles Tanzer
Do you remember the first time you discovered an artist you really loved? Have you listened to them over and over again at different points throughout your life? This book harnesses that feeling, by collecting together 80 of music's finest artists to guide young people through the good, bad and sad times. Whatever the feeling, these artists have been there and sung about it.
J 782 TAN
The animal boogie,  Debbie Harter
In the jungle, the animals' toes are twitching, their bodies are wiggling, and their wings are flapping as they teach children how to do the Animal Boogie.
J 782.42 HAR
The moviemaking magic of Star Wars. Ships + battles,  Landry Q Walker
Go behind the scenes on the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker in this interactive book to see how favorite vehicles-from the Millennium Falcon to Imperial AT-ATs-were created and used in legendary scenes like the Battles of Endor and Hoth Go behind the scenes of the biggest movie franchise of all time in this immersive and interactive book to see how the most iconic vehicles in the galaxy-from the Millennium Falcon to X-Wings and TIE fig.
J 791.43 WAL
Wizards & spells : a young adventurer's guide.,  Jim Zub
An immersive illustrated primer to the enchanted beings, magic users, and spells of Dungeons & Dragons, the leading fantasy role-playing game. This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the wizards, sorcerers, and other magic-makers for which the game is known.
J 793 ZUB
Today's street dance,  Lori Mortensen
Hit the streets! Discover the roots of street dance styles and its evolution to today's trends. Get to know the professionals who added their signature style to the street dance movement, from Les Twins to Jabbawockeez. Learn what it takes to be a successful street dancer.
J 793.3 MOR
Today's hip-hop,  Lori Mortensen
Get up and dance! Get to know popping and locking and other basic steps, and how this freestyle dance form has evolved since the 1970s. Discover performances and dancers who added their signature style to the hip-hop movement, from DJ Kool Herc to Michael Jackson's Moonwalk to the all-female DM Nation. Learn what it takes to become a hip-hop pro and the choreography that goes into full-scale performances.
J 793.3 MOR
Find me! : adventures in the forest : play along to sharpen your vision and mind,  Agnese Baruzzi
Bernard the Wolf needs your help! He wears glasses, but still can't see very well. Help him find his friend, Michael the Squirrel, as he plays hide-and-seek deep within the forest to sharpen Bernard's vision.
J 793.73 BAR
Find me! : adventures in the ocean : play along to sharpen your vision and mind,  Agnese Baruzzi
Bernard the Wolf needs your help! He wears glasses, but still can't see very well.
J 793.73 BAR
Brain games for bright sparks,  Gareth Moore
From the author of the bestselling Buster Brain Games series for Clever Kids, this brain workout will keep bright sparks entertained for hours. The brain teasing tasks are timed and there are four difficulty levels so kids can either work their way to the top or give themselves the ultimate challenge.
J 793.73 MOO
Maths games for bright sparks,  Gareth Moore
For children aged 7-9, the Bright Sparks series is aimed at sharpening the minds of the next generation of puzzle masters. Maths Games for Bright Sparks contains more than 80 maths games for kids to complete. The puzzles gradually get more difficult as the book progresses, letting the reader get to grips with each puzzle style and then build on their skills.
J 793.74 MOO
Search-and-find a number of numbers,  Allan Sanders
Take a ride through 26 fully illustrated search and find spreads, each one themed on a number. Count the animals going into Noah's Ark two-by-two, spot 13 scary skeletons at the haunted house on Halloween and visit Farm Fifteen where everything from one scarecrow through to 15 apples need to be found.
J 793.74 SAN
FGTeeV presents into the game!,  Rivas Miguel Díaz
The FGTeeV family gamers have played hundreds of games together. Which is why Moomy decides to make a new game called My Pet Fish. Just one problem: the game is super boring. And one other problem: Moomy and Duddy accidentally got sucked into it-and now they're trapped! It's up to the kids, Lexi, Mike, Chase, and Shawn, to jump into the gaming console and rescue their parents.
J 794.8 FGT
My encyclopedia of very important sports,  Chris Hawkes
This exciting book for children is packed with fun facts about a range of popular sports such as football, karate, badminton, and skiing, as well as ones you might never have heard of like biathlon or cheese rolling. Whether you're a fan of team sports, winter sports, water sports, extreme sports, and even board games such as chess and go, this book has it all.
J 796 HAW
Freestyle skateboarding tricks : flat ground, rails, transitions,  Sean D'Arcy
Skateboarding is incredibly popular, and the streets are filled with children and teenagers trying to impress their friends with their skateboarding skills. Freestyle Skateboarding Tricks is illustrated with hundreds of colour photos of skateboarders demonstrating their amazing moves.
J 796.22 DAR
Goal!,  -
Who is the greatest striker ever to play football? How do you do the Cruyff turn? Where is the perfect place is to put a penalty? How far do players run during a match? Goal! doesn't just tell you the answers it shows you. With bright, imaginative info-graphics and eye catching artworks, football facts leap off the page.
J 796.334 GOA
My book of gymnastics,  Vincent Walduck
Meet the stars of the gymnastic world in this sports book, from Simone Biles to Max Whitlock, and find out how they train and perfect routines to take to the floor and wow the judging panel. With tons of photos and step-by-step illustrations, this book breaks down the complicated moves that make up a gymnastic routine, covering both simple and high-level gymnastics.
J 796.44 WAL
Up verses down : poems, paintings, and serious nonsense,  Calef Brown
Presents a collection of poetry that is full of zany characters, including Sleepy LaFeete, who chooses to snooze in the busiest spots, and Mister Adam Hatter and the Lovely Lady Wigg, who had a fig banquet and danced a fancy jig.
J 811 BRO
In the woods,  David Elliott
The animals in the dark woods are secretive, their inner lives a mystery. The stealthy bobcat, the inquisitive raccoon, and the dignified bear waking up from his winter nap are just a few of the glorious animals featured in this clever collection of poems and woodland scenes.
J 811 ELL
Once upon an atom : questions of science,  James Carter
Explore the whys, whats and hows of science and answer all the really big questions that curious kids are keen to ask.
J 821 CAR
The magic of mums,  Justin Coe
Action Man, please move over You’re nothing but a plastic poser If there’s a job that you need done The one you want is Action Mum Be entranced by Circus Mum, find out what it’s like to have a Celebrity Mum, play the beautiful game with Football Mum, admire Hard-working Mum, School-Run-Mum and Stunt Mum, and discover what it’s like to have Two Mums.
J 821 COE
A year of nature poems,  Joseph Coelho
A beautifully illustrated portrait of one complete year in nature, with a poem dedicated to each month from January through to December. See how animals behave through the seasons, and the cycle of trees and plants, from the first blossoms of spring through to the stark winter wonderland in December. 12 inspiring poems from Joe Coelho, paired with folk art from Kelly Louise Judd give this book year-round appeal.
J 821 COE
There's a crocodile in the house,  Paul Cookson
Big sharp teeth. Open mouth. There's a Crocodile in the house! Poems that invite action, joining in, jumping up, sitting very still, and always lots of laughter. Topics range wildly from aliens, to football, robots, pets, dinosaurs, friends, mice in the classroom, and of course that crocodile.
J 821 COO
Bright bursts of colour,  Matt Goodfellow
What if cats had flavoured fur or if you swallowed the sun? What if you were a special kind of badger or if you found a map to the stars? And what if your home was split during the week: one half at Mum's, the other half at Dad's? Packed with brilliant poems that explore a whole range of themes from the downright silly to the sensitive, this collection will delight, enthuse and resonate with children and adults alike!.
J 821 GOO
100 things to know about history,  Laura Cowan
What was the 'Flute of Shame'? Which two US Presidents were arrested for reckless riding? Why would an African king be afraid of a parrot's egg? Find the answers these questions, along with loads of other curious, amazing and shocking facts from history in this eye-catching book that is absolutely bursting with information.
J 909 COW
One world, many colors,  Ben Lerwill
A lyrical and vibrant exploration of the world told through the spectrum of colour, from travel writer Ben Lerwill and with stunning illustrations by Alette Straathof. We share one world, we share many colours. One World, Many Colours is a lyrical celebration of the vibrant colours waiting to be found in all corners of the world. From the ice-white plains of Antarctica to the soft pink blossoms of the Japanese countryside.
J 910 LER
More than marmalade : Michael Bond and the story of Paddington Bear,  Rosanne Tolin
Michael Bond never intended to be a children's writer. Though an avid reader, he was by no means a model student and quit school at 14. He repaired rooftop radio transmitters during the bombing of Britain in World War II and later joined the army. He wrote about the war and more, selling stories here and there.
J 920 BON
Exquisite : The poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks,  Suzanne Slade
A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is known for her poems about "real life." She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty-showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age.
J 920 BRO
Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom,  Carole Boston Weatherford
Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be know as "Box," he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next -- as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left, bound in chains, headed to the deeper South.
J 920 BRO
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős,  Deborah Heiligman
Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest.
J 920 ERD
Blockhead : the life of Fibonacci,  Joseph D'Agnese
A biography of Leonardo Fibonacci, the 12th century Italian mathematician who discovered that most things in nature follow a pattern. We now call this the Fibonacci sequence.
J 920 FIB
Becoming RBG : Ruth Bader Ginsburg's journey to justice,  Debbie Levy
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern feminist icon-a leader in the fight for equal treatment of girls and women in society and the workplace. She blazed trails to the peaks of the male-centric worlds of education and law, where women had rarely risen before.
J 920 GIN
Evonne Goolagong,  Vegara Ma Isabel Sánchez
Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia. She was the third of eight children, and descendant of the Wiradjuri people, who have lived on the land for more than 60,000 years. Her talent for tennis was discovered at a local tennis club, and before she knew it, the girl dreaming about the place called 'Wimbledon' was playing on centre court.
J 920 GOO
Razia's ray of hope : one girl's dream of an education,  Elizabeth Suneby
Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small village in Afghanistan, girls haven't been allowed to attend school for many years. When a new girls' school opens in the village, a determined Razia must convince her father and oldest brother that educating her would be best for her, their family and their community.
J 920 JAN
Blast off into space like Mae Jemison,  Caroline Moss
When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she loved science, dancing, and dinosaurs. She watched the Apollo moon landings and wondered why none of the astronauts were women, and she just didn't buy the answers she was given. Discover how Mae became a high-flying astronaut and scientist in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life.
J 920 JEM
Counting on Katherine,  Helaine Becker
Meet the amazing woman who put astronauts on the moon! Katherine Johnson is the mathematical genius who not only helped make the historic moon landings possible, but also made sure that all the astronauts returned safely home when the mission was in critical danger. As a child, Katherine loved to count.
J 920 JOH
Billie Jean King,  Vegara Ma Isabel Sánchez
Billie Jean began playing tennis at the age of 11. After one of her first tennis lessons, she told her mother, 'I'm going to be No. 1 in the world', a title she would come to hold five times between 1966 and 1972. Twenty years later, she is still today considered one of the most successful women in sport history.
J 920 KIN
A place to land : Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation,  Barry Wittenstein
Martin kept refining: Painting with a preacher's fine brush, a light shade of wisdom here, a darker shade of frustration there, the darkest shade of "for whites only" everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr. was a preacher, a poet, and a brilliant orator, among many other things. The night before the 1963 March on Washington he sat down to write, with the voices and opinions of men he trusted echoing in his room at the Willard Hotel.
J 920 KIN
Astrid Lindgren,  Vegara Ma Isabel Sánchez
Little Astrid grew up on an old farm in Sweden. Her childhood was very happy, so happy that she never wanted to grow up. When she was four, her friend Edit read Astrid her first story. Suddenly, the entire place was filled with giants, witches and fairies. They all came out from a magic object call a book.
J 920 LIN
Ada Lovelace,  Ben Jeapes
Meet Ada Lovelace, the fast thinking mathematician. She predicted the power of computers long before they were even invented. Find out why her mum kept her away from her mega-famous celebrity dad; why she was mesmerised by mesmerism; and what she planned to do with a massive machine that weighed four tons and had 20,000 moving parts.
J 920 LOV
Yusra swims,  Julie Abery
Yusra Mardini loves to swim. Growing up in Damascus, she is just a girl with a dream: to swim for her country in the Olympic Games. But when war erupts in her country, she is forced to flee. In spare, rhyming verse, Yursa Swims tells the true story of one girl's journey from her beloved home in Syria to Germany. We follow her to the Turkish coast, where she boards a small, crowded boat across the Aegean Sea to Greece.
J 920 MAR
Joni : the lyrical life of Joni Mitchell,  Selina Alko
Joni Mitchell painted with words. Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs. The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true. But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano.
J 920 MIT
Calude Monet,  Lucy Brownridge
Claude Monet is one of the best loved artists of all time. Find out how this special young painter strove to capture light and feeling in his paintings and how together with a group of talented friends, he came to start the most famous art movement of all time, Impressionism. In his long life he experienced war and heartbreak, love and the joy of family.
J 920 MON
It's Trevor Noah : born a crime,  Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison.
J 920 NOA
Become a leader like Michelle Obama,  Caroline Moss
Michelle Obama grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a little bungalow with a close-knit family. She loved going to school, and she knew that, one day, she would use her voice to empower other young girls, just like her. Young Michelle was a brilliant student and wonderful daughter. With hard work and talent, she propelled herself into the universities of Princeton and Harvard. She qualified as a lawyer and life was going smoothly.
J 920 OBA
Georgia O'Keeffe,  Lucy Brownridge
Georgia O'Keeffe is known as the Mother of American Modernism, discover why in this first story book about Georgia O'Keeffe. From humble beginnings living on a prairie farm, to taking the New York art scene by storm, to living a solitary life in the New Mexican desert, find out how Georgia's extraordinary life unfolded and how each place changed the ways her paintings came out.
J 920 OKE
The missing : the true story of my family in World War II,  Michael Rosen
"They were there at the beginning of the war, but they were gone by the end. I suppose they died in the camps." That's all young Michael Rosen, born in England just after the end of the Second World War, was told about the six great-aunts and great-uncles who had been living in Poland or France at the beginning of that war. This wasn't enough for him. So, as an adult, he started to search.
J 920 ROS
Anzac girl: the war diaries of Alice Ross-King,  Kate Simpson
It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion, all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and endlessly compassionate.
J 920 ROS
Can a cookie change the world?,  Rhonda Bolling
A young girl sets out to help her remote Alaskan town and ends up impacting the world in ways she could never have imagined. Join Tessa on a courageous adventure as she makes great things grow from a small idea.
J 920 SAL
Greta Thunberg,  Vegara Ma Isabel Sánchez
When young Greta learned of the climate crisis, she stopped talking. She couldn't understand why people in power were not doing anything to save our Earth. One day she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament, creating the "School Strike for Climate." Soon, lots more young people joined her in a global movement that shook adults and politicians alike.
J 920 THU
Wood, wire, wings : Emma Lilian Todd invents an airplane,  Kirsten W Larson
Emma Lilian Todd's mind was always soaring, she loved to solve problems. Lilian tinkered and fiddled with all sorts of objects, turning dreams into useful inventions. As a child, she took apart and reassembled clocks to figure out how they worked. As an adult, typing up patents at the U.S. Patent Office, Lilian built the inventions in her mind, including many designs for flying machines. However, they all seemed too impractical.
J 920 TOD
Alan Turing,  Vegara Ma Isabel Sánchez
In this book discover the life of Alan Turing, the genius code cracker and father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Alan grew up in England, where his best friends were numbers and a little boy called Christopher. When his young friend died, Alan retreated to the world of numbers and codes, where he discovered how to crack the code of the Nazi Enigma machine.
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Women's art work : more than 30 female artists who changed the world,  Sophia Bennett
Discover the work of female artists who have made their mark on the art world Women's Art Work introduces readers to the lives and work of the world's most renowned artists. With a foreword from Tate's first female director, Maria Balshaw, this collection celebrates the creativity of women in more than 30 biographies, investigating their practices and exploring their contributions to the art world.
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Women in art : 50 fearless creatives who inspired the world,  Rachel Ignotofsky
Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists from the 11th century to today from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.
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Women artists A to Z,  Melanie LaBarge
An alphabet picture book featuring famous women artists and their most iconic works.
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Climate rebels,  Ben Lerwill
Human action over the next decade will totally shape the future of our planet, and our existence. Climate change is happening, now. But it's not too late to change the story. Meet the humans, from around the world, who are fighting to save our planet. This is your call to arms.
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Sports heroes,  Clare Lloyd
What do you want to be when you grow up? How about a sports hero? Turn the pages of this book and be inspired by eight incredible kids like you who worked hard, followed their dreams, and became sporting superstars.
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Great leaders,  Ruth Redford
What do you want to be when you grow up? How about a great leader? Turn the pages of this book and be inspired by eight incredible kids like you you who worked hard, followed their dreams, and became important leaders.
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World War II : the story behind the war that divided the world,  Nick Hunter
From Hitler's rise to power to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945, The National Archives: World War II uncovers real-life facts about one of the most terrible wars. In 1939, only a generation after the 'war to end all wars', the world found itself on the brink of conflict again. Explore the real stories from World War II, told through incredible photographs, artefacts and original documents from the National Archives.
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Hello, London!,  Megan McKean
Megan McKean is a sharp observer of the world's most beloved cities. With her distinctive colour palette and exuberant style, Megan leads us on a tour through the streets and boroughs of London. By underground, bus and boat, we visit the Tower Bridge, the Shard and the Borough Market, then past the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace up to Portobello Market and around to Kew Gardens.
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Let's go to Italy! : the land of pizza, pasta, gelato, and so much more...,  Monika UtnikStrugała
Where did Italy get its name from? Why do all roads lead to Rome? Which pizza is fit for a queen? Join us as we travel across Italy—pick up some Italian phrases to order your favorite dishes when you go on holiday, learn about all of the brave heroes and clever inventors in Italian history, and find out about the origins of the most delicious food you can find on the planet.
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Older Fiction

The crossover,  Kwame Alexander
With a bolt of lightning on my kicks. The court is sizzling. My sweat is drizzling. Stop all that quivering. 'Cuz tonight I'm delivering,' raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line.
One last shot,  John David Anderson
For as long as he can remember, Malcolm has never felt like he was good enough. Not for his parents, who have always seemed at odds with each other, with Malcolm caught in between. And especially not for his dad, whose competitive drive and love for sports Malcolm has never shared. That is, until Malcolm discovers miniature golf, the one sport he actually enjoys. Maybe it's the way in which every hole is a puzzle to be solved.
Gold rush girl,  - Avi
Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell longs to live a life as adventurous and independent as that of her heroine, Jane Eyre. When Tory's father loses his job and decides to seek a share of the newly discovered gold in California, Tory stows away on the westbound ship carrying her father and younger brother, Jacob.
A high five for Glenn Burke,  Phil Bildner
After researching Glenn Burke, the first major league baseball player to come out as gay, sixth-grader Silas Wade slowly comes out to his best friend Zoey, then his coach, with unexpected consequences.
The year the maps changed,  Danielle Binks
Sorrento, Victoria 1999 Fred's family is a mess. Fred's mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop is at the Rye Rehabilitation Centre recovering from a fall; Luca's girlfriend, Anika, has moved in; and Fred's just found out that Anika and Luca are having a baby of their own.
Dawn of the underlord,  Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys I mean, Shadow Squad-G have saved the world from butt-handed evil and now it's time to party! But Mr Snake doesn't feel like partying. Ohhh, no. He's way too powerful for that. Mr Snake would rather mess with things that could rip open a doorway into a whole new world of horror, mayhem and blood-curdling badness. Better put your party pants on ice.
Camping chaos!,  Steven Butler
We're going camping! I can't wait for some outdoor adventures.
My life as a potato,  Arianne Costner
When Ben Hardy is forced to become the school's mascot, Steve the Spud, he wants to keep the embarrassing gig a secret at all costs.
Brother Wulf,  Joseph Delaney
When young novice monk Brother Beowulf is sent to spy on Spook Johnson, he has no idea of the trouble he's about to find himself in. Johnson boasts to Wulf of his battles against demonic creatures, and even seems to imprisons local witches, though Wulf is sceptical, not least because the church has taught him that Spooks are a force for evil, and not to be trusted.
Mighty Minotaur,  Anh Do
The Minotaur will be recognised by his strength. Kelly doesn't believe in ancient prophecies. Then again, up until recently, she also didn't believe a horn could grow out of her forehead. Now the Collector is holding her mother hostage, and if Kelly wants to rescue her she needs to learn how to wield all the powers of the Unicorn. She also needs some help. She needs to find. the Minotaur. Minh knows something epic is going on.
Talking to the moon,  S E Durrant
Iris's grandmother, Mimi, is all at sea. She's started wearing her clothes inside out, serving jam on scrambled eggs and talking to the moon.
The Pear affair,  Judith Eagle
When Nell Magnificent's awful parents go to Paris for a business trip, she surprises them by tagging along. But Nell isn't planning on hanging around. The city is hiding someone very dear to her. Someone Nell affectionately calls Pear. Somone Nell is determined to find.
Lost,  Ele Fountain
When their father fails to come home one day, Lola and Amit face a terrifying new reality. With no money and no idea how to look after themselves, they are made homeless and must find a way to survive on the streets. Things go from bad to worse when Lola and Amit are separated. In a race to find her brother, Lola must rely on the help of Rafi, a boy who, like her, is struggling to endure homelessness.
Phoenix,  Kelly Gardiner
May 1941. The Blitz is reaching its fiery climax. Christopher tries to go back to 1666; to find his new friends and learn more about the power of his phoenix ring. Instead, he finds himself in a smaller, older river port town known as Lundenwic, where the Anglo-Saxon community faces an invasion by the dreaded Vikings. Christopher must discover why the ring has brought him here, and how to get back to his own time.
Rick,  Alex Gino
Eleven-year-old Rick Ramsey has generally gone along with everybody, just not making waves, even though he is increasingly uncomfortable with his father's jokes about girls, and his best friend's explicit talk about sex; but now in middle school he discovers the Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities can express themselves and maybe among them he can find new friends and discover his own identity, which may jus.
The smugglers' secret,  Elly Griffiths
When Justice returns for spring term at Highbury House, it's not long before murder is back on her mind. Assigned to look after the elderly Mr Arthur in Smugglers' Lodge on the other side of the marshes from school, Justice is initially dismayed.
The deceivers,  Margaret Peterson Haddix
Told from separate viewpoints, as Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone and Natalie Mayhew, ages eight to thirteen, continue their quest to rescue their mothers they must return to the alternate dimension where truth is illegal.
Wink,  Rob Harrell
Ross Molloy just wants to be normal. He doesn't want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the disappearing friends who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with his recent diagnosis of a rare eye cancer, simply blending in is no longer an option. Ross - and his friends and his family - all need to work out how to deal with this devastating challenge that Life has thrown down.
Screenshots & laughing gas,  Tim Harris
Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show-and-tell? Is it possible to earn three thousand dollars without anyone else finding out? And how do you stop random people texting you? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories.
Painted dogs & doom cakes,  Tim Harris
What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories.
Cursed pants & cranky cops,  Tim Harris
How do you protect yourself from a stalking mother? What are the 79 cheekiest excuses for not doing your homework? Why is your pencil case holding dangerous secrets? And what happens when you discover your teacher is not who you think they are? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories.
Dingbats & lollypop arms,  Tim Harris
Have you ever been followed home by a giant seagull? What are the 79 craziest excuses for talking in class? What happens when the pages of a book go to war against each other? And why is a simple chicken soup recipe one of life's more difficult tasks? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories.
Henrie's hero hunt,  Petra James
Henrie Melchior, the first girl born into the House of Heroes in 200 years, is on a Hero Hunt. When Marely Hart phones on the Hero Hotline, Henrie, Marley and Alex Fischer are in a race against time to find Henrie's missing parents, a missing gold statue and the answers to questions piling up around her archaeologist great aunt . But Violetta Villarne from Villains Incorporated is watching very closely.
The thing about Oliver,  Deborah Kelly
Sometimes I feel just like the glass in my fish tank - people look right through me. Twelve-year-old Tilly dreams of becoming a marine scientist, but she doesn't even own a swimsuit. She lives in a drought- stricken town with her mum and younger brother Oliver, who is autistic. Oliver's meltdowns are making life unbearable.
Lila and Hadley,  Kody Keplinger
Hadley is an angry girl: angry at her mother for embezzling money, angry at her estranged older sister, Beth, whom she has to live with while her mother is in jail, angry at having to move to Kentucky away from her friends, and angry at the world because she has retinitis pigmentosa and is slowly going blind; but then she meets Lila, a rescued pit bull who has not responded to anyone else so if Hadley can train Lila, maybe the dog can g.
Seasons of war,  Derek Landy
War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses.
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency,  L D Lapinski
When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from ours. All you have to do to visit them is jump into the right suitcase. Then Flick gets the invitation of a lifetime: join Strangeworlds' magical travel society and explore other worlds.
The colossus of Rhodes,  Caroline Lawrence
In 80 A.D., ten-year-old Roman sleuth Flavia and her friends sail from Corinth to Rhodes to try to stop a mysterious man who is kidnapping children and selling them into slavery.
A ceiling made of eggshells,  Gail Carson Levine
From age seven, Loma relishes traveling with her beloved grandfather across fifteenth-century Spain, working to keep the Jews safe, but soon realizes she must also make sacrifices to help her people.
Show me a sign,  Ann Clare LeZotte
Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, in 1805, over a hundred years later, many people there including Mary are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage. But recent events have delivered winds of change.
A dash of magic,  Kathryn Littlewood
Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss and her siblings track down magical ingredients in Paris so Rose can compete in a baking challenge against her evil aunt and win back the family's magical cookbook.
Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret,  Susan Lurie
Wanda hates her little brother, Zane. But don't judge her for it Zane is an absolute terror, and her parents blame Wanda for his monstrous behavior. On her eleventh birthday, Wanda makes a wish: to find her true family, because she knows deep down that this one can't be hers. She gets a surprise visit from a talking bluebird named Voltaire who seems wise and confirms her suspicion that someone has been meddling with her life.
Real pigeons peck punches,  Andrew McDonald
More pigeons are fighting crime than ever before. But the Real Pigeons still have lots of mysteries to untangle! Who stole a rare jewel from the world's furriest museum? Will a hungry weasel track down a hidden endangered bird before the Real Pigeons can? And how did an ancient tree vanish overnight? No-one can protect a city like Rock, Frillback, Tumbler, Homey and Grandpouter.
Must be washed separately,  Jonathan Meres
Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was woken by the sound of an elephant breaking wind in the next room. Not the best start to a day, but it's about to get a whole lot worse. As if a trip to see his perfect cousins isn't bad enough, they've only gone and got the brand new Call Of Mortal Battle! Not that Norm could play anyway what with being banned off Xbox due to a curious incident of a stinky dog at bath time.
May still be charged,  Jonathan Meres
Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was grounded before he'd even got up. But that's what happens when you run up a phone bill the size of a flipping bus. The trouble is Norm has no idea how it happened! All he knows is that he has to somehow pay it off if he's to go biking with Mikey. Even if that does mean going into business with the world's most annoying next door neighbour.
May contain buts,  Jonathan Meres
Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he went to the toilet, just for something to do. But things can only get better, right? Wrong! If only Brian and Dave hadn't found Dad's million year old aftershave. If only Mikey wasn't feeling lower than a snake's backside. If only Chelsea would hurry up and move! It's all ifs and buts though.
The Young Magicians and the 24-Hour telepathy plot,  Nick Mohammed
The Young Magicians are back, and this time the mystery is an attempted murder! The second fabulously funny, trick-filled adventure from rising-star comedian and actor, Nick Mohammed! Follow Alex, Jonny, Zack and Sophie as they use their amazing real magic skills to get to the bottom of an impossible-seeming crime.
The quest for the Sun Gem,  Belinda Murrell
After their village is attacked, a young brother and sister set off on a dangerous quest to save their captured family and friends and free their land from the Sedah invaders.
Ghost squad,  Claribel A Ortega
For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.
Things seen from above,  Shelley Pearsall
April is looking for an escape from the sixth-grade lunch hour, which has become a social-scene nightmare, so she signs up to be a "buddy bench monitor" for the fourth graders' recess. Joey Byrd is a boy on the fringes, who wanders the playground alone, dragging his foot through the dirt. But over time, April realizes that Joey isn't just making random circles. When you look at his designs from above, a story emerges.
Epoca : the tree of Ecrof,  Ivy Pochoda
Set in an alternative classical world dominated by sports and a magical power called grana, this is the story of two children: the orphaned outcast Rovi and the crown princess Pretia, who uncover and battle terrible evil and discover their inner strength along the way. It takes place at the most elite sports academy in the land, where the best child-athletes are sent to hone their skills.
Black Brother, Black Brother,  Jewell Parker Rhodes
Suspended unjustly from elite Middlefield Prep, Donte Ellison studies fencing with a former champion, hoping to put the racist fencing team captain in his place.
Do you know me? : find your people, find yourself,  Libby Scott
Tally is autistic and proud. She used to feel like she had to hide her autism, but now Tally is determined to make sure people see who she really is. But now Tally has a new worry - her school trip. And that means new places, new people and new challenges.
The secret journal,  Laura Sieveking
Ella has settled in to life at Eden College. She loves her friends and exploring her new school. When she accidentally uncovers a hidden diary, Ella's curiosity is sparked. As she follows the clues in the diary. Ella discovers there is more to Eden College than meets the eye.
Sunnyside Plaza,  Scott Simon
While helping police officers Esther and Lon investigate a suspicious death at her group home, nineteen-year-old Sal Miyake, who is mentally challenged, gains insights into herself and makes new friends.
Peeking duck,  Matt Stanton
Max and his friends take a road trip to Adventure Park to dare each other to ride The Tower of Dying Deathly Doom. But it may be Duck who is the bravest one of all.
My life as a coder,  Janet Tashjian
Derek Fallon receives an exciting new gift a laptop! But there's a catch: it has no Wi-Fi so he can't use it for gaming. If he wants to play computer games, he'll have to learn how to code them himself.
Gargantis,  Thomas Taylor
There's a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep? When an ancient bottle is found washed up on the beach after a ferocious electrical storm, all the residents of Eerie-on-Sea seem to want it, but should they in fact fear it? Legend has it that the bottle contains an extraordinary secret that spells doom for the whole of Eerie-on-Sea.
Willow Moss and the forgotten tale,  Dominique Valente
Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, recently saved the world. The problem is, nobody can remember it and, to make matters worse, her magical ability seems broken. Instead of finding lost things, objects keep disappearing against her will which is especially troubling now that her friend Sometimes needs her help! Sometimes has discovered how to see ten minutes into the future.
Eddy Popcorn's guide to parent training,  Dee White
The school holidays have started and Eddy Popcorn is about to turn twelve. Then disaster strikes Eddy is grounded for not doing his homework.
Ottilie Colter and the Withering World,  Rhiannon Williams
Ottilie and her friends are members of the Narroway Hunt, a secret organisation that trains children to kill bloodthirsty monsters called dredretches. Now, the huntsmen are under attack by something far worse than dredretches. A witch is cursing them one by one, making them unwilling participants in a vengeful scheme.
Her perilous mansion,  Sean Williams
In a strange mansion miles from anywhere, an orphan named Almanac and a twelfth daughter named Etta find themselves working, and bickering, side by side in the largely deserted rooms. But soon they realise that the house and its inhabitants are not quite what they seem, and there's more at stake than just their jobs.
Echo Mountain,  Lauren Wolk
When Ellie and her family lose everything, they flee to Echo Mountain to build a new life. Ellie runs wild, exploring the mountain's mysteries. But the one she can't solve is who's leaving the gifts for her: tiny, beautiful wooden carvings of animals and flowers, dotted around the mountain for her to find. Then Ellie's father has a terrible accident. Now he lies in a coma, while Ellie shoulders the blame for what happened.

Picture books

Avocado asks what am I?,  Momoko Abe
Avocado has a question: Am I a fruit or a vegetable? Luckily, Tomato has a deliciously simple answer.
ABC animal jamboree,  Giles Andreae
The wonderful thing about dolphins is hearing them try to speak. It's not "how do you do?", as i'd say to you, it's more of a "click-whistle-squeak!".
An ordinary day,  Elana K Arnold
An ordinary day in an ordinary neighbourhood turns out to be extraordinary in this story about new life, death, and family.
Where's Mrs Queen?,  Ingela P Arrhenius
A delightful and funny introduction to London in this brilliant board book series for preschoolers.
Baby's first encyclopedia,  Ingela P Arrhenius
What's hot? What's cold? What's up in the air? What smells good? Explore the world in imaginative new ways in this colourful and quirky first word book.
On my mountain,  François Aubineau
Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain. They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical words, from both the wolf's perspective and that of the shepherd. Read the wolf's story then flip it over and read the shepherd's story and see the landscape that each of them sees. A good reminder of how humans should behave in the wild and on this earth that we share.
Incredible you,  Rhys Brisenden
Ever had a bad day and just wished that you were someone else? Perhaps a mountain gorilla? Or a fierce tiger? But wait, just think fo all the amazing things you can do!.
Cats say nau,  Phil Bunting
An onomatopoeic adventure around the world of familiar (and not so familiar) animal sounds. When an animal makes its call, we all hear exactly the same noise.
Dogs say bau,  Phil Bunting
An onomatopoeic adventure around the world of familiar (and not so familiar) animal sounds. When an animal makes its call, we all hear exactly the same noise.
Coco : Big City Kitty,  Laura Bunting
Once there was a small kittem named Coco. Coco lived on the tope floor of the tallest building on Meowington Avenue. Her days were filled with action, noise and activity. And nothing made Coco happier than being a Big City Kitty.
Mommy, carry me please!,  Jane Cabrera
Various baby animals ask their mothers to carry them on their backs, in their mouths, or even on their heads.
The grizzly itch,  Victoria Cassanell
A grizzly itch in an unbearable itch which you cannot reach. Bear's got an itch. A grizzly itch. Luckily, he knows the perfect try to scratch it on. But when he gets there, it crashes to the ground! A funny story that shows how helping others often leads to unexpected and wonderful surprises.
Skat the mutt,  Lisa Chimes
Skat the Mutt is different to all the other animals at the shelter. With a kitten's face, a monkey's paw, a cockatoo crest and a lobster claw, everyone seems to fear her.
Grandma's gardens,  Hillary Rodham Clinton
The authors share personal revelations on how gardening with Grandma Dorothy shapes and nurtures a love and respect for nature, beauty, and a general philosophy for life.
One little bag : an amazing journey,  Henry Cole
In pictures without words, the reader follows the journey of one brown paper bag from a tree in the forest through the years it is used by three generations of one family until eventually the old bag becomes the container in which a new tree is planted.
Sorry (really sorry),  Joanna Cotler
Cow was in a nasty mood. When Duck came along Cow kicked mud in her face. “Why’d you do that?” asked Duck. “I felt like it,” said Cow. “And I’m not sorry.” Little did Cow know that her bad mood would spread to the whole farm. But it does when Cow passes her anger along to Duck who takes it out on Frog who is mean to Bird who upsets Goat who bothers Pig.
Can I play too?,  Samantha Cotterill
A young boy building a train track with his friend is headed for trouble until a teacher steps in and helps him learn social cues of anger and happiness.
Bear shaped,  Dawn CoulterCruttenden
Jack and Bear are the best of friends. Jack loves Bear because he makes him feel brave. But one day Bear disappears and Jack suddenly feels all alone with a big Bear-shaped hole in his heart. Word soon gets around that Bear is missing and Jack starts to receive kind messages from strangers all over the world. Then the toy bears start to arrive. Though the bears start to heal Jack's sadness, none of them are Jack's bear.
A boy and a ball,  Phil Cummings
The cloudless sky suddenly roared like thunder. Shadows, swift and frightening, descended. The boys brother grabbed him by the arm. Run, quickly, But my ball. Leave it. From the Prime Ministers Literary Award-shortlisted creators of Feathers, comes this compassionate tale of a familys search for a safe place to call home.
What could that be?,  Reza Dalvand
In a clearing in the forest, there is something small and dark, but none of the animals know what it is, perhaps a leopard's spot or a dragon's egg, so they all react with fear and anxiety and so the object is still there, even to this day.
Letters from Bear,  Gauthier David
Bear sends updates on her adventures as she travels to visit Bird, who has migrated south for the winter.
If I had a sleepy sloth,  Gabby Dawnay
When a little girl imagines experiencing a slower pace of life, she can't think of a better companion than a sleepy sloth. She could spend almost an entire day just taking a morning walk with her sloth.
Samuel Drew hasn't a clue,  Gabby Dawnay
Samuel Drew makes his way through the busy streets pulling behind him a beautiful package. But what could be inside? As all the animals try to guess, a wonderful parage begins to form, leading to a very special party. With colourful and unique illustrations, this book is jam-packed with humorous capers to delight readers young and old! Prequel to the best-selling A Possum's Tail.
Bob goes pop,  Marion Deuchars
There's a new artist in town making a new art, knocking Bob's beak out of joint. The subsequent competition to see who is the best artist escalates as the two artists try to outdo each other. It all ends in tears, but the two realise that they are better working together rather than against each other.
Louie and Snippy save the sea,  Collette Dinnigan
Louie and his trusty companion, Snippy the dog, dream they are diving into an ocean and swimming amongst all the sea creatures. Soon they discover it's not the world they were dreaming of and their adventure takes a turn.
Under the sea,  Kaya Doi
Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the tunnel, they see a light. Oh! They are under the sea! They pedal through a maze of color and pass through an opening in the seaweed, into a scene of seashells of all colours and shapes. Naturally, they come upon sea treats, such as parfait a la conch and marine soda jelly topped with pearl cream.
Rabbit's nap,  Julia Donaldson
Welcome to Acorn Wood, where tired Rabbit can't get to sleep.
Little Cheetah's shadow,  Marianne Dubuc
When Little Cheetah and Little Shadow decide to trade places, they get a chance to see the world through each other's eyes.
Where happiness begins,  Eva Eland
Are you looking for happiness? Sometimes it can feel really far away, and sometimes you might have so much you can't help but share. You can try to chase it, control it or capture it, but even if it seems like it's gone for a while, you'll know it's never far away.
Building a home,  Polly Faber
Packed with builders, cranes, diggers, cement mixers and a host of other exciting tools and machinery, follow a crumbling old factory on the edge of town as it goes from being an empty shell to something entirely new a home.
How to be a pirate,  Isaac Fitzgerald
Told by the neighbourhood boys that she cannot be a pirate, Cece seeks reassurance from her grandfather who knows about boats and has tattoos.
Tiny ant,  Claire Freedman
A tiny ant finds his MIGHTY voice in this joyful celebration of not judging by appearances. It's time for the jungle talent show, and among the mighty beasts of a jungle, there's a new contestant, Tiny Ant. But what on earth can he do? Find out in this funny, rollicking, rhyming story by Claire Freedman, paired for the first time with terrifically talented illustrator, Claire Powell.
The forgotten rabbit,  Nancy Furstinger
A baby rabbit chosen as an Easter present and promptly neglected by its owners is taken in by a girl named Rosalita, who showers the rabbit with love and affection and trains her to perform agility tricks.
Glad, glad Bear!,  Kimberly Gee
Bear is very glad about going to ballet class today, gets somewhat anxious before the music starts, then joyously begins to dance.
Animals in the sky,  Sara Gillingham
This stylish, informative board book helps younger children identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations from The Great Bear to the The Southern Fish. Each constellation is introduced as a cluster of stars with its connected-line shape; readers then guess the animal through a series of read-aloud clues.
Soon,  Libby Gleeson
We're waiting for our baby. Wait, wait, wait. 'When will the baby come, Mum?' 'Soon.' A delightful story that perfectly captures the excitement of awaiting the arrival of a new baby.
Rain Boy,  Dylan Glynn
Wherever Rain Boy goes, rain follows, and when he is invited to Sun Kidd's birthday party the other children complain that his presence is ruining their fun; now Sun Kidd is hiding in her room because she is upset by her friends' behavior, and an apparently an endless storm has descended on the world, until they all discover that something wonderful happens when rain and sun finally get together.
Never use a knife and fork,  Neil Goddard
Squish it, slosh it, squirt it, squeeze it! This is an outrageous rhyming exploration of mealtime chaos. Full of mischief and mess, it revels in the fun you can have with food.
Under the lilacs,  E B Goodale
Jenny runs away from home because her mother and sister are too busy for her, but being independent is only fun for a little while.
Who's your real mum?,  Bernadette Green
"Elvi, which one is your mum?" "They're both my mums." "But which one's your real mum?" When Nicholas wants to know which of Elvi's two mums is her real mum, she gives him lots of clues. Her real mum is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of web. But Nicholas still can't work it out! Luckily, Elvi knows just how to explain it to her friend.
The shy zebra,  Phillip Gwynne
The talent show is on today. Zebra has been practising hard all week. But when Zebras turn comes, he is nowhere to be found.
Egg,  Sue Hendra
Everybody knows that eggs have a pointy top and a big bottom, so when an odd egg turns up with a big head and a pointy bottom, the other eggs don't know what to make of it.
Elmore and Pinky,  Holly Hobbie
Elmore the porcupine has made many friends in the forest. But he longs for a best friend. Being a prickly porcupine doesn't make that easy. Pinky the skunk would aslo like a best friend. In their day-to-day encounters with each other, and following an especially adventurous event, thebest friend unexpectedly reveals himself. He has been there all along.
My best friend,  Rob Hodgson
Meet Mouse! Mouse lives in the tree with his best friend Giant Owl. They used to do the most fun stuff imaginable! They'd play chase and Giant Owl would nearly catch Mouse, but not quite.
This is the way in Dog Town,  YaLing Huang
Sing along to the rhyme with this delightful book of first experiences set in a town populated by dogs!.
Do I have to wear a coat? : a journey through the seasons,  Rachel Isadora
A diverse group of children have fun enjoying the highlights of all four seasons.
Perdu,  Richard Jones
The heartwarming story of a little lost dog and his search for a place to call home. Poor Perdu is all alone as he journeys from the countryside to the city in search of a home.
Baby animals,  Villie Karabatzia
This book of animal babies is perfect to share with curious toddlers who are eager to explore and learn.
Feelings : a little book of emotions,  Villie Karabatzia
Feelings helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by lots of words about feelings. It is important to encourage children to talk about feelings and understand why they have them. This book will equip them with the vocabulary to do so.
Let's scare Bear,  Yuko Katakawa
Mouse, Fox, Snake, and Spider try to frighten Bear, the biggest, loudest, bravest, strongest and possibly trickiest animal in the forest.
Like the moon loves the sky,  Hena Khan
Illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother's love and hopes for her child.
Calm down, Zebra,  Lou Kuenzler
Annie is helping baby Joe learn about colours. Frog, fetch the green paint. That's perfect. Well done! And Lion, you're yellow, as bright as the sun. But Zebra is rather keen on patterns.
A germ's journey : dirty hands! clean hands!,  Katie Laird
The journey, from the toilet seat to the tummy (and out again!), explores the concepts of germs being invisible to the naked eye, multiplying and causing illness. By placing their warm hands on the thermochromic patches, the multiplying germs are revealed.The simple, bright and bold illustrations by Charlie Evans allow children to develop an understanding of science and health from a young age, while having fun in the process.
Grow kind,  Jon Lasser
Young Kiko, aided by her teenaged sister, Annie, and her dog, Chico, grows kind as they harvest fruits, flowers, and vegetables from their garden and share them with others.
That dog!,  Emma Lazell
The cunning Penelope Dognapper is very keen to get her hands on the latest rare breed, the lesser spotted woofer. Her big mistake is sending Patrick, her accomplice, to do the job. He has great difficulty identifying the right dog, that dog! And in a house that also contains a snake, rabbit and characterful cat, chaos ensues as he tries to steal the dog. And that dog is a very smart woofer.
My ocean is blue,  Darren Lebeuf
A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom. A keen observer, she sees the ocean as both "big" and "small" and both "sparkly" and "dull. It's also "dotted and spiraled and wavy and straight." Her ocean is full of sounds it "splashes and crashes" and "laughs and hums." But, at times, it's silent.
Parker the very nosy cat,  David Ling
"Parker can be a pest, poking his nose into everything that is going on. He's also pretty clumsy and, while he tries his best, he usually causes a bit of chaos."--Provided by publisher.
Hello, world!,  Ethan Long
Welcome to Happy County, where everyone is out and about! The Bright Brothers are testing their newest invention. Hannah the Handywoman is hunting for her hammer. And Mr.
Ribbit rabbit robot,  Victoria Mackinlay
This lamp is enchanted and I am the genie. I'll grant all your wishes, but don't be a meanie. When a friendly frog, a greedy rabbit and a robot with a short fuse discover a magic lamp, chaos follows and friendship is found.
The camping trip,  Jennifer K Mann
Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag! new flashlight! special trail mix made with Dad!) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives.
The bedtime book,  S Marendaz
Poor Mouse! It's bedtime, and she can't find her favorite book. She tells her friend Frank, who offers to help her look for it. They find out that Bella the cat put it by Owl's house. But then Owl found the book and gave it to Baby Hedgehog. Mouse doesn't want to take the book from baby Hedgehog, so she sadly goes home to bed. Then Frank gets an idea.
Night animals need sleep too,  Gianna Marino
It's daytime and night animals are all sleeping soundly. Well, all except for Possum. Skunk tries to be helpful, pointing out a cave, then a tree, then a den. But the more places Possum tries to sleep, the more night animals he wakes up. Will Bear, Wolf, Skunk, and Possum ever find a good day's rest? The stars of Gianna Marino's Night Animals know what makes kids laugh in this hilarious spin on the bedtime book.
The three little kittens (and one little mouse!),  Barbara McClintock
A humorous reimagining of the classic nursery rhyme about three kittens, who lose, find, and ultimately mess up their mittens and share their pie with one hungry mouse.
Isla's family tree,  Katrina McKelvey
Isla isn't happy that her family is changing, so her mother creates a clever family tree with Isla to teach her how to accept that families always grow. Her mother hands her two new leaves, but Isla doesn't think they belong. "There's no room left on our branch it's full" she says. Isla tries to make them fit somewhere, maybe with her cousins, at Aunty Violet and Aunty Jasmine's house, or at Aunty Daisy and Uncle Doug's.
Nine lives Newton,  Alice McKinley
If Newton's got nine lives, he can be a daring dog of danger! Or can he? Meet Newton the dog who thinks he has nine lives and infinite luck. And if Newton has nine lives, then that means he can do all his favourite things but be much more daring.
Secret Agent Elephant,  Eoin McLaughlin
Secret Agent Elephant has struggled through his secret service tests and how he's ready to take on his first spy mission: to find feline supervillain Vincent le Morte and stop him from destroying the world. He just needs to stay away from those mini pizzas. Good luck, Agent Elephant. The world is counting on you. And remember, do not get distracted by the mini pizzas.
Bat vs Poss,  Alexa Moses
Meek the possum and her sisters three are happy living in the sprawling paperbark tree until the day Squabbles the bat moves in.
Five fuzzy chicks,  Diana Murray
Five baby chickens want to have some fun and visit with the other farm animals before bedtime.
Out of nowhere,  Chris NaylorBallesteros
Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing and, try as he might, Beetle cannot find her. Just as he is about to give up hope, a very friendly (and rather familiar) butterfly appears out of nowhere.
Mary wears what she wants,  Keith Negley
Once upon a time (but not too long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted.
Tough guys (have feelings too),  Keith Negley
Did you know that wrestlers have feelings? Knights do too. Even superheroes feel sad sometimes.
The legend of King Arthur-A-Tops,  Mo O'Hara
It's the Festival of the Stone, and dinosaurs from across the land will try to pull the great horn Rex-calibur from the magical stone. The one who succeeds shall be crowned king or queen. Arthur-a-tops is probably the least likely to accomplish the task.
Hike,  Pete Oswald
In the cool and quiet morning, a father and child wake up. Today, they're going on a hike.
Fly tiger fly,  Rikin Parekh
A small tiger a big dream. Riku's family have all achieved something special and Riku wants to be special too.
Faster! Faster!,  Leslie Patricelli
A day at the park. A ride on Daddy's back.
Number 7 Evergreen Street,  Julia Patton
Pea lives in a flat at Number 7 Evergreen Street. It's a grey building in a grey street, in a grey city. Inside the building, however, it's not grey at all. Pea and her parents have lots of amazing, colourful neighbours. One day, an army of construction workers turn up on the street and start putting up brand new buildings. When it looks like Number 7 Evergreen Street is going to be demolished, Pea has to think quickly to save her home.
Mr Brown's bad day,  Lou Peacock
Mr Brown is a Very Important Tiger who works in a Very Important Office. He carries a Very Important Briefcase and does Very Important Things all day long. But when his Very Important Briefcase goes missing, Mr Brown's world is turned upside down.
The bear must go on,  Dev Petty
Rabbit, Bear, Squirrel, and Other Squirrel make big plans for a show, but they have forgotten one very important thing and only shy Bear can help.
A thousand kisses from Mummy,  Anna Pignataro
A kiss to wake me from my sleep, then more to treasure and to keep. And I'm as happy as can be A thousand kisses, all for me! A beautiful story that is full to the brim with kisses.
Why do we cry?,  Fran Pintadera
When Mario asks his mother why we cry, her answer comes in sweet imagery. She speaks of grey storm clouds, locked boxes and a vast ocean. She explains that we cry for many reasons sometimes cry because we're sad. Other times we cry because we're lonely. Often we cry because we're frustrated. And through all these emotions, our tears can calm us, heal us and help us grow.
The Little Engine that could,  Watty Piper
The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale that has inspired millions of children since it was first published in 1930. Triumphantly pulling a train over the mountain, the Little Blue Engine shows readers young and old the power of kindness and determination.
Elephant in my kitchen!,  Smriti PrasadamHalls
What would you do if there was an elephant in your kitchen? Or a gorilla in your bedroom? Or a tiger in your toilet? A funny, silly and hugely topical picture book, with an unexpected twist ending.
Unstoppable!,  Adam Rex
When a bird and a crab team up to combine the advantages of flight and claws, it gives them an idea: why not expand the team to include other animals who have a special trait, and soon they all set out to rescue their lake from development, because united together they are unstoppable.
At the fair,  Hilary Robinson
Gregory Goose is at the fair.
The problem with problems,  Rachel Rooney
Have you ever met a Problem? They come in all shapes and sizes, and can pop up at the most inconvenient times. But you should know some things about them that will help you make them disappear.
One of these is not like the others,  Barney Saltzberg
Points out the differences between subjects and celebrates them.
My pet T-rex,  Fabi Santiago
Having a new pet is lots of fun. But it's also hard work especially when your pet is a T-Rex! There's feeding, grooming, training, exercise.
Baby business,  Jasmine Seymour
Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to.
What sound is morning?,  Grant Snider
From the crowing of a rooster to the rumble of early traffic and the sizzle of bacon cooking, this lyrical book explores the many sounds of morning, inviting the reader to welcome the start of each new day.
The nest that Wren built,  Randi Sonenshine
Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young.
Tiny T. Rex and the very dark dark,  Jonathan Stutzman
Tiny T. Rex and his friend Pointy are planning a campout in the backyard, but they are both worried that the dark will be altogether too dark, so they plan on bringing a night light with them but when the night light does not work they bravely open their eyes and discover the stars above.
Llama unleashes the alpacalypse,  Jonathan Stutzman
Llama clones his friend Alpaca in order to avoid cleaning up after himself, but while Llama is eating the day away the Alpacas he set loose are causing pandemonium.
Bwindi : the windy gorilla,  Dan Sultan
Nali meets a new friend, Bwindi. Bwindi is a very windy gorilla. And so are her whole family.
Help wanted : must love books,  Johnson Janet Sumner
Shailey loves bedtime until her father gets distracted by a new job, so she advertises for a replacement "Bedtime Storyteller" and finds herself interviewing her favorite fairytale characters.
Blue,  Britta Teckentrup
Blue lives in the darkest depths of the forest. He has long forgotten how to fly, sing and play. The other birds swoop and soar in the sky above him, the sun warming their feathers. But Blue never joins in. Until, one day, Yellow arrives. Step by step, Yellow reaches out to Blue. With patience and kindness. And little by little, everything changes.
The memory tree,  Britta Teckentrup
Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath, and falls asleep for ever.
Bin chicken,  Kate Temple
Diving in dumpsters, traipsing through trash! Rummaging through rubbish, making a splash! 'Revolting!' they snort, starting to sicken, 'Trash Turkey! Dumpster Duck! Bin Chicken' One bird's trash is another bird's treasure-find out why the ibis is the queen of the rubbish pile!.
Madeline Talbot has a bunny on her head,  Kiah Thomas
Madeleine Talbot has a bunny on her head, which is strange, sure, but wait until you discover why she can't take it off.
Sandcastle,  Einat Tsarfati
Step inside a sumptuous sandcastle packed with amazing and amusing visual details for a beach day that's fit for royalty.
Ducks!,  Deborah Underwood
Duck wanders away from the pond for a moment and returns to find the other ducks gone! Searching high and low, Duck discovers many clues around the city--footprints, feathers, eggs--but no ducks.
Bathing in the forest,  Nívola Uyá
As people walk through the forest, the little girl of the forest offers support to those in need, encouraging them to connect with the trees and recharge with nature's peaceful beauty.
At the pond,  Geraldo Valério
On a dull gray day, a boy puts his dog on a leash and they walk to a shimmering pond where snowy white swans swim freely. One of the swans invites the boy and dog for a ride. They climb on its back and sail into a stunningly beautiful landscape, dotted with wildflowers, spoonbills and ibises. Foxes, rabbits and deer appear in this paradise, then butterflies and even bigger, more beautiful flowers.
1 to 20 animals aplenty,  Katie Viggers
Starting with one fox wearing a pair of socks, join in as we count all the way up to 20.
Rabbit Bright,  Viola Wang
Rabbit Bright goes boldly into the night, turning nightmares to colourful dreams in this glorious, stylish picture book debut from an exceptional new talent. When night falls, one brave rabbit sets out to explore the darkness. But, as Rabbit Bright soon discovers, there's light everywhere if you just know where to look. A stunningly illustrated adventure, perfect for reassuring children who are afraid of the dark.
Rosie : stronger than steel,  Lindsay Ward
A brave tractor farms for freedom in a story inspired by women who acted with courage and strength in American factories and on British farms during World War II.
Mabel : a mermaid fable,  Rowboat Watkins
A picture book about a mermaid named Mabel, who unlike the rest of her family does not have a moustache, and the seven-armed octopus who becomes her friend and helps her see that she is just right the way she is.
How selfish!,  Clare Helen Welsh
One day Dot and Duck find a stick, only Dot thinks its a sword and Duck thinks its a flag. When Dot refuses to share the new toy, she goes to any lengths to make sure Duck doesn't try to take it.
Diggersaurs explore,  Michael Whaite
The diggersaurs half construction truck and half dinosaur are searching for buried treasure when they discover a new friend.
Superkitty versus Mousezilla,  Hannah Whitty
It's the day of the Big City picnic and everyone is busy getting ready, when disaster strikes, the food's gone missing! There's only one kitty to call.
Girl from the sea,  Margaret Wild
Who lives in that cottage by the sea? I wish. I wish. I wish it was me.
It's my sausage,  Alex Willmore
Five hungry cats argue over who gets the yummy, scrummy sausage.
My bison,  Gaya Wisniewski
A little girl becomes friends with a bison. Each winter they meet, sit by the fire, and share stories, or just enjoy the silence. Their bond deepens as they grow older and the years pass.
I can catch a monster,  Bethan Woollvin
Meet Bo the Brave. She's smart, she's strong and she is definitely in charge. A brilliantly funny monster adventure, all about bravery and kindness.
Sometimes cake,  Edwina Wyatt
This is a story about finding joy in the smallest things and discovering that, even on the most ordinary of days, there is always a reason to have cake.
Lion needs a haircut,  Hyewon Yum
Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn't want one! Is he worried? No. Is he scared? NO! He just likes his hair the way it is. R-O-A-R! But there's someone else who needs a haircut, too, it's Dad, and he doesn't want one, either! Maybe if they go to the barbershop together, there will be nothing to worry about.

Younger Fiction

The besties party on,  Felice Arena
Oliver and Ruby have been besties forever. It's Ruby's birthday and she's going to have the most amazing party. Ruby and Oliver decide to try out all the games before anyone else gets there.
The besties make a splash,  Felice Arena
Oliver and Ruby love going to the beach swimming in the surf, wading in the rockpools and eating ice-cream! And it gets even better when their funny friend Zac and the coolest girl in school turn up.
Landing with wings,  Trace Balla
Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way. A story about spreading your wings and putting down roots in an ancient land.
Great expectations,  Liz Bankes
Ten-year-old Pip gets the fright of his life when he meets an escaped convict in a spooky graveyard. And that’s just the beginning of an adventure that will lead him to a house full of secrets, a strange old lady and a journey to the big city to seek his fortune. But Pip is in for a BIG surprise. Join Pip in a rip-roaring story of family secrets, scary grannies and a REALLY annoying big sister.
The lost tomb,  Adam Blade
Amy, Charlie and Sam are Guardians, on a mission to retrieve magical Beast eggs from around the world. When Charlie's new Beast transports them through a water portal, they find themselves in an ancient Egyptian temple. But the Guardians aren't the only ones hunting for the eggs. Their old foe, Illia Raven, has a deadly new plan: she wants to hatch and control a Beast herself, and she'll stop at nothing to take its powers.
Five to the rescue!,  Enid Blyton
When the Famous Five are enjoying a picnic on Kirrin Island they spot a lamb in trouble. With no one else on hand to help, it's up to the Five launch a rescue mission. Will they make it in time? Set in the world of Enid Blyton's best-loved series, this newly created story follows Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on a special new adventure.
The quest for the golden fleas,  Crispin Boyer
Welcome to the Mount Olympus Pet Supply Shop, which sits high on a hill in Athens, Georgia. The owner, Artie, has a soft spot for animals that need a forever home and has rescued a menagerie of creatures, each named after a powerful god or goddess. But these animals aren't just pets with cool names. Zeus is a tiny little hamster with a mighty appetite for power. His cage sits atop a high shelf so he can watch the other pets from above.
Football crazy,  Tony Bradman
Danny and his mates Jamil and Lewis are over the moon when football legend Jock Ramsey agrees to coach their team. For the first time ever the Rovers might have a chance of winning something! But Ramsey's a tough coach. They train every night, and Saturdays too. It's a lot of pressure for lads who just like a kickabout in the park.
Passion for fashion,  Meredith Costain
The School Disco is just around the corner and Ella has an idea for a costume that will be adorable. And also excellent. And fantabulously fabulous! Soon, using Mum's old sewing machine, Ella is stitching and gluing super-stylish outfits and costumes. When all her friends start sewing too, Ella realises that she's not the only one with a passion for fashion.
Beach wedding bliss,  Posy Diamond
Four friends from school are all going to be bridesmaids. It's every girl's dream come true! Izzy is excited that her parents are finally getting married - she and her siblings have been nagging them to tie the knot for years. Her parents met on a beach holiday, so are planning a lavish tropical wedding abroad. But when her dad loses his job, the wedding plans are called off.
Art time!,  Anh Do
Hotdog, Kev and Lizzie enter an art contest at the local museum.
Sequin and Stitch,  Laura Dockrill
Sequin's mum is a talented seamstress and their little flat is overflowing with beautiful silks, fabrics, buttons and beads. It's a sparkling sanctuary, like a princess's wardrobe. While Mum works at her sewing machine late into the night, Sequin takes care of her baby brother, Stitch, and dreams of a place in the spotlight for her brilliant mum.
Hattie in the spotlight,  Poppy Green
Sophie's friend Hattie tries out for a play at Oak Hollow Theater in this sixteenth charming book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse series! When Hattie Frog learns that Oak Hollow Theater is putting on a play and anyone can audition, she knows it's her time to shine. Sophie is surprised because Hattie is usually so shy! But she supports her friend and helps Hattie practice for her audition.
The lonely pony,  Paula Harrison
Ruby Palace is no place for pets! But Princess Bea won't let royal rules stop her from helping animals in need. Bea gets a big surprise when she discovers a beautiful pony alone on the beach.
Sal & Gabi fix the universe,  Carlos Alberto Hernandez
Sal Vidon doesn't want to live a Mami-free life. Pulling different versions of his mother from other universes is how he copes with missing his own, who died years ago. But Sal's father, a calamity physicist, is trying to shut down all the wormholes Sal creates, because Papi thinks they are eroding the very fabric of our world.
Carlos gets the sneezes,  Judy Katschke
Carlos has got the coolest new class pet: a rat! The only trouble is, he's got to convince Principal Ruhle to love Ratney, too. When Carlos goes in for the meeting, he can't stop sneezing. So Ms. Frizzle takes the class on a trip inside Carlos's nose to find out what's going on. Will they be able to stop Carlos's sneezes before his big presentation, or will Ms.
This way, Charlie,  Caron Levis
Jack, an introverted goat, and Charlie, a blind horse, meet at Open Bud Ranch, an animal rehabilitation center, and form an unlikely friendship that grows stronger in the face of adversity.
Becoming Brianna,  Terri Libenson
Everyone knows how much brainy Bri likes the spotlight (not). So why did she ever agree to something that forces her to learn a new language, give a speech, help organize a party, and juggle drama at school and home?! As the big event inches closer, Bri wonders if it's all worth it.
Super Happy Magic Forest and the humongous fungus,  Matty Long
Deep in the Super Happy Magic Forest an evil force has been secretly growing. What was once a minuscule mushroom is now a humongous fungus with an appetite for chaos. All hopes rest on five brave heroes, only they have the power to stop the evil Fungellus before he and his toxic spores take over.
Party perfect!,  Tania McCartney
High in a tree house live two very best friends. Evie and Pog. A girl and a dog.Evie is six years old. She likes reading and baking and rolling on the daisy-spot grass. Pog is a pug. He is two and likes to drink tea and read the newspaper. He also likes fixing things.
Fergus and Zeke and the field day challenge,  Kate Messner
Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's classroom. From science experiments to art projects, they do everything the students do. But on Field Day, none of the events are the right size for the small mice. The limbo is too easy, the high jump is too hard, and kickball is absolutely terrifying! So Fergus and Zeke create their own Field Day Challenge, with mouse-size tug-of-war, acorn throwing, and Hula-Hooping.
The complete adventures on Nim's Island,  Wendy Orr
Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, with her father, Jack, as well as a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica and a satellite dish for her email. No one else lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone. When Jack disappears in his sailing boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she's ever been before.
Paperboy,  Danny Parker
Paperboy is a journey through the salient moments of a young boy’s life the fears, the trials, the tragedies and the small triumphs with each moment contemplated in terms of paper. Tissue paper that tears too readily, fly paper to which nasty things adhere, folded paper with which to create hope.
Attack of the Heebie Jeebies,  Tom Percival
Join the Dream Team as they turn nightmares into epic adventures in this fun and exciting series written and illustrated by Tom Percival. Erika is fed up of her parents paying all their attention to her annoying little brother, Randall.
A bear named Bjorn,  Delphine Perret
A Bear Named Bjorn takes us into the forest with Bjorn the bear and his friends. One day the animals have their eye exams and try on the humans' lost glasses. Another, they just sit, watching the leaves and playing cards on a tree stump. And on party night the animals borrow clothes hanging on the camping ground line--and return everything carefully in the morning, only a little bit used.
Magnificent Mabel and the rabbit riot,  Ruth Quayle
Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn't have one single pet in her whole life. And ALL the people in her class are losing their baby teeth. And she doesn't even have a sprinkler in her own garden. But none of that matters in the end because Mabel is still magnificent.
The mermaid's dolphin,  Coral Ripley
When three friends rescue a dolphin caught in a fishing net, a young mermaid named Marina is so grateful to them for rescuing her naughty pet dolphin, Kai, that she gives them magical shell bracelets and leads them to her home, the amazing underwater city of Atlantis. The merfolk who live there are responsible for protecting the seas and all the creatures who live there.
A greedy gulp of Horrid Henry,  Francesca Simon
Collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy, including the ones when Horrid Henry competes to win a snowman competition, cheats at Gotcha, and performs at a talent show.
A wish in the dark,  Christina Soontornvat
A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them.
How to disappear completely,  Ali Standish
While her grandmother was alive, Emma's world was filled with enchantment. But now Gram is gone, and suddenly strange spots are appearing on Emma's skin. Soon, shes diagnosed with vitiligo-a condition that makes patches of her skin lose their color-and the magic in her world is suddenly replaced with school bullies and doctor appointments.
Own goal!,  Paul Stewart
It's 2-1 to Dale Juniors. They are about to win the schools' cup final. But then disaster! Scott scores an own goal. Scott has let the team down. But this is only the start of his problems. After the match, he sees a nasty message about him on the wall of the local park. The prime suspect is Scott's best mate, Danny.
Timmy the ticked-off pony and the poo of excitement,  Magda Szubanski
Surely one little poo of excitement can't ruin Timmy's life. Can it? Yes, it can.
Goat in a boat,  Janee Trasler
Frog, Dog, and Goat find ways to stay dry in the rain.
Frog meets Dog,  Janee Trasler
Dog wants to play. Can Dog play with Frog, Frog, and Frog? The frogs hop but Dog just flops.
Ready, aim, fart!,  Adam Wallace
Everyone thinks Martin is the tidiest boy in town. They dont know that he is also Fartboythe stinkiest super hero ever. A disgustingly evil villain known as Madam Wax is terrorising Sparkletown with sticky sculptures made out of her own earwax. But Fartboy is determined to stop her with his super-powered butt-blasts. Its a deadly battle of Farts Vs. Earwax.
Slime,  David Walliams
Welcome to the Isle of Mulch. This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island's ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all, Aunt Greta Greed! Something needs to be done about them.
The midnight visitor,  Holly Webb
One stormy night a little black kitten appears on the museum steps. Tabby cat Tasha is delighted to show Peter the museum's passageways and secret corners but the other cats aren't as keen to welcome the new arrival. Determined to prove that Peter is just as much of a museum cat as any of the others, Tasha takes him on a rat hunt.