CBCA Early Childhood Notables 2019

Beware the Deep Dark Forest

Beware the Deep Dark Forest

Sue Whiting, Annie White

Only the courage of a small girl can overcome the dangers of the Deep Dark Forest.

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It's Not Scribble to Me

It’s Not Scribble to Me

Kate Ritchie

A warm and hilarious story about a cheeky little bear who's bursting with creativity.

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Here Comes Stinkbug!

Here Comes Stinkbug!

Tohby Riddle

A funny bug story, from the much loved, multi-award-winning Tohby Riddle.  

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Rhyme Cordial

Rhyme Cordial

Antonia Pesenti

From Alarm Croc to Cheepy Head, you'll enjoy Rhyme Cordial all day long! A fun, new take on wordplay from bestselling illustrator Antonia Pesenti. Open the pages to reveal unexpected rhymes and bold, bright illustrations.

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It's a Long Way to the Shop

It’s a Long Way to the Shop

Heidi McKinnon

They can't run, swim, fly or jump... so how will these two little rocks get to the shop? Find out in this hilarious tale of adventure and persistence, to reach a snack that's totally worth it.

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DUCK!

DUCK!

Meg McKinlay, Nathaniel Eckstrom

A hilarious picture book of farmyard disaster by award-winning author Meg McKinlay and emerging illustrator Nathaniel Eckstrom.

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Tricky's Bad Day

Tricky’s Bad Day

Alison Lester

Poor Tricky! Nothing is going right for him. Milk spills, pyjama buttons won’t work, his little sister wrecks their game, and when he tries to help out, everything gets worse.Tricky’s...

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 Read reviewNoni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Alison Lester

Noni the Pony heads out for the day, to roam the green hills behind Waratah Bay. As she and her friends wander down a green trail, they meet someone small with a very long tail. Can they help the lost baby wallaby find the way...

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Rainbow Bear

Rainbow Bear

Stephen Michael King

Bear likes to dive into the deep blue ocean, blowing bubbles and turning somersaults. He wakes with the sun and sleeps with the moon. One morning, Bear is shocked to discover that his coat has changed. Is Bear dreaming? Or are two...

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Chip The Lifeguard

Chip The Lifeguard

Kylie Howarth

Chip is back! His mission: to become a lifeguard...But his dreams soon go soggy when he's chased off the beach. So Chip and his friends fashion a plan to sneak him in to the surf club.Will their stunt earn...

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The Dress-Up Box

The Dress-Up Box

Patrick Guest, Nathaniel Eckstrom

The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants.

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Rabby the Brave

Rabby the Brave

Patrick Guest, Tom Jellett

Leon and Lily do everything with their best pals Rabby and Snuggles, until one night the unimaginable happens and Snuggles is left outside. Faced with sadness, the others must find a way to save Snuggles from a frightful end. ...

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Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Jane Godwin, Jane Reiseger

From a dynamic author-illustrator team comes this fresh, fun and rhythmic exploration of colour. Bold and bright, it's the perfect book for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours...

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Collecting Sunshine

Collecting Sunshine

Rachel Flynn, Tamsin Ainslie

A book for those magical days when a walk to the park is nothing short of an adventure.       

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A Boat of Stars

A Boat of Stars

Margaret Connolly, Natalie Jane Prior

A boat of stars came down tonightand sailed around my bed -- it sprinkled stardust on my eyes, put dreams inside my head.Open worlds of imagination and explore the magic of everyday life with this enchanting new...

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Heads and Tails: Insects

Heads and Tails: Insects

John Canty

You can only see my tail, what insect am I? Heads and Tails: Insects is a playful follow up book to the highly successful Heads and Tails. At first we can only see their tails.

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Pig the Grub

Pig the Grub

Aaron Blabey

Eww! What a stinker! Pig isnt just the worlds greediest Pug, hes the DIRTIEST too. Its high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

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 Read reviewAll the Ways to be Smart

All the Ways to be Smart

Allison Colpoys, Davina Bell

From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.    

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Dinosaur Day Out

Dinosaur Day Out

Sara Acton

A breakout book from Crichton award-winning author/illustrator Sara Acton, with every-kid appeal--and DINOSAURS.

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