Our favourite books for beginner readers (6+)

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits

Julian Gough, Jim Field

Hilarious, gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is the next step up for readers of Kes Gray and Jim Field's bestselling OI FROG!

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 Read reviewDory Fantasmagory

Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon

Dory's the youngest in her family, which STINKS because it means everyone's always too busy to play with her. Or worse! They call her too little to join in. Luckily Dory has plenty of friends to keep her company - even if everyone...

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Grandpa, Me & Poetry

Grandpa, Me & Poetry

Sally Morgan, Craig Smith

Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog.

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What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

Emma J. Virjan

What this story needs is a pig in a wig on a boat with some friends having fun in the sun- So come on board! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride where she discovers that life is a lot more fun with more friends.

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 Read reviewThe Princess in Black

The Princess in Black

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

Who says princesses can't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black.

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A School Day Smile (Tiggy and her Magic Paintbrush Book 1)

A School Day Smile (Tiggy and her Magic Paintbrush Book 1)

Zanni Louise, Gilliant Flint

Tiggy has a BIG imagination. She sometimes has BIG feelings too. But everything is A-Okay, because Tiggy has a very special secret ... Today is Tiggy's first day of school, and she is super excited! But she's also not quite...

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Bruno

Bruno

Catharina Valckx, Nicolas Hubesch, Antony Shugaar

Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that...

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The Big Book of Billie #2

The Big Book of Billie #2

Sally Rippin

Meet Billie B Brown...Billie can be many things. She can be bubbly, brave and brilliant. And sometimes she can even be a teensy bit boastful...but Billie is as busy as ever! Inside: The Little Lie The Best Project The...

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Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One)

Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One)

Clara Vulliamy, Polly Faber

A charming collection of four beautifully illustrated stories about the unlikely friendship between Mango, a little girl, and Bambang, a tapir.

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Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest (Book 6)

Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest (Book 6)

Anna Branford (Author), Sarah Davis (Illustrator)

Our much loved Violet Mackerel is now in paperback! VIOLET MACKEREL loves Clover Park. She especially loves to collect acorns from under the big old OAK TREE. But the OAK TREE is going to be cut down. Violet does NOT think this...

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Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup

Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup

Belinda Murrell

There's a circus setting up near Lulu's house. How exciting! But as Lulu and her family walk past, they see a young girl crying. Stella tells them that Spangles the performing dog is missing. Lulu is determined to help Stella find...

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Little Lunch: Triple the Games

Little Lunch: Triple the Games

Danny Katz (Author), Mitch Vane (Illustrator)

This is what happened during Little Lunch: Tamara tried to find a new walking buddy for the school walkathon, Rory decided he was going to be Prime Minster of the whole country and the girls got into a big noisy argument and wound...

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Grover and Squeak's Farm Adventure (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 4)

Grover and Squeak’s Farm Adventure (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 4)

Claire Garth, Johannes Leak

Grover is so excited - he's going on a road trip! But first his owner, Annie, has a special guest to pick up from the animal shelter.

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The New Friend: Ginger Green Play Date Queen

The New Friend: Ginger Green Play Date Queen

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Skye today. But what happens when Skye won't let her dad leave?

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Super, Spectacular Pearlie

Super, Spectacular Pearlie

Wendy Harmer

Seven dazzling Pearlie stories in one sparkling book! Twirly-whirly! Queen Emerald has invited Pearlie to visit all the Park Fairies of the world. From ice-skating in New York to a fashion show in Paris and a glittering New...

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Shallow in the Deep End

Shallow in the Deep End

Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga

Erica wants a dog. So dad brings home a new pet... a baby water buffalo! Shallow the buffalo and her friend Bruno the dog have a lot of fun, get in a lot of trouble and create a lot of havoc.

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Inspector Flytrap in The Da Vinci Cold

Inspector Flytrap in The Da Vinci Cold

Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell

This wacky, illustrated early-chapter-book series combines the masterful humour of Tom Angleberger with the critically acclaimed art of his wife, author-illustrator Cece Bell

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Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

The absolutely MAD new Ginger Green series is all about fun, friendship and a clever fox who LAUGHS in the face of disaster. Perfect for fans of Weirdo and Tom Gates! In Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties!...

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 Read reviewDino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Mac Park, James Hart

Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them

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That's Another Big Book!

That’s Another Big Book!

Sally Rippin

This is Jack. Jack and his friends love birthday parties, camping holidays and building hide-outs. If there's an adventure to be had, Jack will be there! Ten cool stories and loads of cool activities inside! Contains 10 Hey...

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Weirdo

Weirdo

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Weir Do's the new kid in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won't be easy but it will be funny!

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Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!

Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!

Pip Jones, Ella Okstad

Ava danced round her room, Shouting: Hip hip hooray! It's holiday time! And we're going today! Ava is excited to be going on holiday to the seaside. But with Squishy McFluff, the mischievous invisible cat coming along...

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 Read reviewThe Bad Guys: Episode 1

The Bad Guys: Episode 1

Aaron Blabey

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys ... and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first...

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The Cat on the Mat is Flat

The Cat on the Mat is Flat

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Another collection of irresistible mirth and madness from those maestros of mayhem: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Sure to become an instant family read-aloud classic, these ridiculously illustrated nonsense poem-stories will...

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Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss

When Sam-I-am persits in pestering a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of green eggs and ham, perseverance wins the day, teaching us all that we cannot know what we like until we have tried it!

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Zac's Super Spy Set

Zac’s Super Spy Set

H. I. Larry

TRAINING TO BE AWESOME! Zac Power is a new spy recruit.Can he win a race, stop the baddies, beat a crazy karate robot - and more? Read all eight Spy Recruit books to find out! This big book includes: Zac's Sticky Fix ...

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Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (Book 1)

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (Book 1)

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle!

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I Love My New Toy!

I Love My New Toy!

Mo Willems

One of a series of delightfully humorous award-winning tales for beginner readers from the internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Knuffle Bunny

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The Big Big Big Book of Tashi

The Big Big Big Book of Tashi

Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, Kim Gamble

He's brave! He's bold! HE'S THE BEST! Tashi's too cunning for the war lord and the wicked baron, and far too clever for giants, ghosts, witches and demons. Seven books are rolled into one big book of Tashi with 14 stories.

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Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy (Book 1)

Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy (Book 1)

Geronimo Stilton

This is the first book of the Kingdom of Fantasy series starring mouse journalist Geronimo Stilton.

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There Is a Bird on Your Head!

There Is a Bird on Your Head!

Mo Willems

Early chapter readers from a bestselling and critically acclaimed author

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 Read reviewViolet Mackerel's Natural Habitat (Book 3)

Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat (Book 3)

Anna Branford, Sarah Davis

Violet Mackerel has a new theory. It is the Theory of Helping Small Things. So when Violet makes friends with a tiny ladybird called Small Gloria, she wants to give her a helping hand. But sometimes it's hard to know the best way...

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Captain Pug

Laura James, Eglantine Ceulemans

Pug is going on a seafaring adventure. He's had jam tarts for breakfast. He's wearing a smart sailor suit. There's just one problem. Pug is afraid of the water! Captain Pug is the first book in a glorious new illustrated series...

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Claude in the City

Claude in the City

Alex T. Smith

The first adventure of Alex T. Smith's unforgettable canine hero, Claude. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior!

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Ballet Cat

Bob Shea

While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.

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 Read reviewThe Cat with the Coloured Tail

The Cat with the Coloured Tail

Gillian Mears (Author), Dinalie Dabarera (Illustrator)

A magical cat, an ice-cream van that makes delicious moon-creams and a quest to bring joy to those who need it most.

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Ivy and Bean

Ivy and Bean

Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never...

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Ruby Red Shoes (Ruby Red Shoes, Book 1)

Ruby Red Shoes (Ruby Red Shoes, Book 1)

Kate Knapp

Ruby Red Shoes lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people. Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and...

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The Big Book of Billie Volume #1

The Big Book of Billie Volume #1

Sally Rippin

Meet Billie B Brown... Billie can be many things. Sometimes she is brave. She can be bouncy, bold and busy. And sometimes she can even be a teensy bit bossy...but Billie is always the best friend ever! Inside: The Bad...

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 Read reviewThe Cleo Stories 1: The Necklace and the Present

The Cleo Stories 1: The Necklace and the Present

Libby Gleeson, Freya Blackwood

Meet Cleo, a little girl with a big imagination - a memorable character created by children's book legends Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood. Delightful, warm and irresistible, these stories show how a little girl with a big...

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