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Peepo!

Peepo!

Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

Suitable for new babies and parents, this title continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity.

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 Read reviewWelcome To Country

Welcome To Country

Aunty Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy

This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

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 Read reviewThe Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr

This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. Now a new generation will enjoy this beautiful reformatted edition!

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Who Sank the Boat?

Who Sank the Boat?

Pamela Allen

Who sank the boat? Was it the cow or the donkey or the sheep with her knitting? Surely it wasn't the tiny little mouse? This illustrated book lets children guess which animal spoilt a day's rowing by sinking the boat.

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 Read reviewThe Day The Crayons Quit

The Day The Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will...

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Giraffes Can't Dance (20th Anniversary Edition)

Giraffes Can’t Dance (20th Anniversary Edition)

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

A special anniversary edition of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance. A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune.

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Lynley Dodd, David Tennant

Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk with a few of his friends - and comes up against a nasty surprise in the shape of Scarface Claw!

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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles unknown creatures, runs her own digging business and most difficult of all - trains her humans. Find out how she fits this into her busy schedule around sleeping,...

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food, getting bigger and bigger, until eventually he turns into a beautiful caterpillar.

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Magic Beach

Magic Beach

Alison Lester

A new mini-edition of this best-selling picture book, about all the fun things you can do at Magic Beach.

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Olivia

Olivia

Ian Falconer

It's OLIVIA...  

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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Find out what happens when the clever mouse meets a hungry Gruffalo in the nation's favourite bedtime story!

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Why I Love Australia

Why I Love Australia

Bronwyn Bancroft

Gorges that plummet into serpentine shadows ... Cloaks of white that drape the rocky crags of snowy mountains ... In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses both images and words to explore the...

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Mo Willems

When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus . But that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in the driving seat. He whines, wheedles, fibs and...

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Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes (Board Book)

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes (Board Book)

Mem Fox, Helen Oxenbury

From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here is a celebration of babies and the joy they bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!  

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My Place

Nadia Wheatley, Donna Rawlins

This new edition includes a new timeline, which traces the history of the characters in the book, as well as the history of Australia, and is right up-to-date with reference to the Australian government's apology to Indigenous...

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 Read reviewWe're Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury

For brave hunters and bear-lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

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Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler

Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they're best friends and have fun but sometimes they get cross and sad, so it takes friendship, sharing and understanding to make things better. In this book, Posy snatches Pip's scooter and...

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers

New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers

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Roadworks

Roadworks

Sally Sutton, Brian Lovelock

Roadworks is made with machine-mad pre-school boys in mind, though girls will also love the exciting noise - words, rhythms and rhymes. Roadworks aims to differ from other machine books in that it shows an actual project being...

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The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek

Jenny Wagner, Ron Brooks

When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback

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 Read reviewI Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they...

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Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Jeannie Baker

When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he...

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The Lost Thing

The Lost Thing

Shaun Tan

A boy finds a lost 'thing' on the beach where he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature that no one really notices. A quirky tale about finding your place in the world.

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Mister Magnolia

Mister Magnolia

Quentin Blake

Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot -And two lovely sisters who play on the flute -But Mr Magnolia has only one boot. In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy...

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