Recent picture books from 2015 & 2016

Lucky Lazlo

Lucky Lazlo

Steve Light

It's curtains up on a production from Steve Light, whose intricate pen-and-ink style sets the stage for a high-speed chase through the theatre!

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Magnificent Creatures: Animals on the Move!

Magnificent Creatures: Animals on the Move!

Anna Wright, Sue Tarsky

An introduction to the natural world that is enlivened by the author's sophisticated and fun art style which mixes pen and ink, watercolour and fabric collage. In this title, you can find out what 'pronking' is and how one...

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The 12th Dog

The 12th Dog

Charlotte Calder, Tom Jellett

In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together, and no one loves the game more than Arlo the dog. He's the fastest fielder there is, but there's a big problem: he never gives up the...

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Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Roald Kaldestad, Bjørn Rune Lie

Change is a constant in the worlds of adults and children alike. Friends Forever's poignant story addresses its unexpected arrival and, through a softly colored palette, shows that change can be soothed by fond memories. The...

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One Minute

One Minute

Somin Ahn

In simple text and illustrations, the author explains all the things that can happen in a minute - both good and bad.

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The House That Flew Away

The House That Flew Away

Davide Cali, Catarina Sobral

Getting home after a long day's work to find your house flying off - now there's an upsetting situation. What can you do? Who should you ask for help? This story is about that rare phenomenon: a house that takes a notion to take...

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Hello Little Babies

Hello Little Babies

Alison Lester

From the bestselling author of Kissed by the Moon and Imagine comes a book to be cherished by children and parents everywhere. 

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Radio Rescue!

Radio Rescue!

Jane Jolly, Robert Ingpen

Jim and his family live happily on their remote outback station. Yet, sometimes Jim feels lonely. Jim's Dad enjoys droving and shearing his sheep but sometimes he wishes he could chat to a mate. Jim's Mum is always busy with the...

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Ducks Away!

Ducks Away!

Mem Fox, Judy Horacek

Five little ducks went out one day... over the bridge, and away!

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The Tale of the Castle Mice

The Tale of the Castle Mice

Michael Bond, Emily Sutton

The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved...

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Plenty of Love to Go Round

Plenty of Love to Go Round

Emma Chichester Clark

When Binky the cat moves in next door, Plum can't understand why everyone likes him so much. But she soon learns that there's no need to be jealous and there's plenty of love to go round. Inspired by the hugely popular Plumdog...

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Cat Knit

Cat Knit

Jacob Grant

Cat and Yarn are the best of friends. They have so much fun playing together. Until the day Girl takes Yarn away. When Yarn returns, he is completely changed, no longer Cat's bright and rolly friend. Cat is mad! --Front jacket...

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Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems

Jory John, Lane Smith

Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there's snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No - it's not easy being a penguin!

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Hiding Heidi

Hiding Heidi

Fiona Woodcock

Meet Heidi - if she stops hiding for long enough that is! A mesmerising, beautiful debut picture book.

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Singer and the Paint

Singer and the Paint

Mira Shapur

In this cheerful story, Amy and Sam are helping to paint the furniture at home. Their excitable dog, Singer, decides to lend them a hand by wagging and thumping her tail on the wet paint. In the colourful calamity that ensues,...

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Nothing Can Frighten a Bear

Nothing Can Frighten a Bear

Elizabeth Dale, Paula Metcalf

Daddy Bear insists he's the scariestcreature in the forest, but when there's a noise in the night, Baby Bear isn'tconvinced. The bears set out to make sure there aren't any monsters but, asthey vanish one by one, it looks like...

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The Tales of Mrs Mancini

The Tales of Mrs Mancini

Natalie Jane Prior, Cheryl Orsini

From the creators of The Fairy Dancers comes a new collection of stories, perfect for fans of The Cleo Stories and Ruby Red Shoes. The Tales of Mrs Mancini tells the story of a cat who, together...

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Pandora

Pandora

Victoria Turnbull

Pandora lives alone, in a world where no-one comes to visit, until a bird with a broken wing falls from the sky... This is a stunning fable of hope and regeneration from critically acclaimed artist Victoria...

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Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

Torben Kuhlmann

A long time ago a mouse learned to fly ... and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next?

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Three Little Monkeys

Three Little Monkeys

Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark

A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future.

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 Read reviewHome in the Rain

Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

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 Read reviewMolly and Mae

Molly and Mae

Danny Parker, Freya Blackwood

Friendship is like a train journey.

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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the...

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The Fabulous Friend Machine

The Fabulous Friend Machine

Nick Bland

Popcorn is, quite simply, the friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks farm! When she finds a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn, she sets about making some brand new friends. But behind the screen of the Fabulous Friend Machine,...

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Day of the Dinosaurs

Day of the Dinosaurs

Steve Brusatte, Daniel Chester

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs in this book that allows you to compare the biggest, fastest and fiercest creatures of the land, sea and sky from four different prehistoric periods: the Triassic, the early...

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The Mother Fox and Her Cubs

The Mother Fox and Her Cubs

Amandine Momenceau

At the edge of the forest, Mother Fox gazes fondly at her young frolicking in the snow. But the cubs venture a bit too far - and all of a sudden, they vanish! Mother Fox sets off in search of them, but there are so many trees, and...

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Super Rabbit

Super Rabbit

Stephanie Blake

Simon is not afraid of anything. He's Super Rabbit! But one day when he goes out to save the world, he comes across a situation he wasn't expecting.

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 Read reviewLots

Lots

Marc Martin

A stunning graphic picture book by award-winng author illlustrator Marc Martin with quirky observations and facts about different places around the world. Hong Kong, the Amazon, Antarctica, India - from the villages, towns and...

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When We Go Camping

When We Go Camping

Sally Sutton, Cat Chapman

When we go camping, we bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs. Guy ropes are tricky; they trip up our legs! Smacketty tappetty bopp-io.

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An Artist's Alphabet

An Artist’s Alphabet

Norman Messenger

A surreal and gorgeous alphabet book from exceptional artist Norman Messenger.

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Melbourne Word by Word

Melbourne Word by Word

Mike McMahon

Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page...

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Fox & Goldfish

Fox & Goldfish

Nils Pieters, Frith Williams

Fox knows that Goldfish is very unwell. Before it's too late, he takes his friend on an epic adventure beyond the fishbowl. Together they take a splash in the ocean, go for a bike ride in the Grand Canyon, admire Mount Fiji,...

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Small Things

Small Things

Mel Tregonning

An ordinary boy in an ordinary world...With no words, only illustrations, Small Things tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries, but who learns that help is always close by.

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The Tale of Kitty in Boots

The Tale of Kitty in Boots

Beatrix Potter, Quentin Blake

Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to become as popular as her original classics and is illustrated by the best-loved Quentin Blake.

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 Read reviewA Child of Books

A Child of Books

Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston

A beautiful, poignant and timely manifesto for the myriad rewards of reading and sharing the enjoyment of stories.

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King Baby

King Baby

Kate Beaton

I am King Baby! You have been waiting for me. I will give you many blessings, for King Baby is generous...

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 Read reviewHere Comes Mr Postmouse

Here Comes Mr Postmouse

Marianne Dubuc

Have you ever taken a peek inside a rabbit's toilet or entered the house of a crocodile? Join Mr Postmouse on his daily rounds and visit the extraordinary homes of Mr Bear, Señor Snake, Madam Dung Fly, the...

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Atlas of Animal Adventures: Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe

Atlas of Animal Adventures: Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe

Rachel Williams, Emily Hawkins, Lucy Letherland

A follow-up to the best-selling Atlas of Adventures, this book collects together the most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours of the animal kingdom, from around the world.

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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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The Star Tree

The Star Tree

Catherine Hyde

When a little girl's nightlight goes out, she takes a magical midnight journey to the Star Tree in this beautiful bedtime read from fine artist Catherine Hyde.

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Return

Return

Aaron Becker

The eagerly-anticipated finale of Aaron Becker's wordless trilogy - a spectacular, suspenseful and moving story that brings its adventurer home.

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Grandpa's Big Adventure

Grandpa’s Big Adventure

Paul Newman, Tom Jellett

I'm afraid of the water . . . but Grandpa loves it, and he's teaching me to swim. Maybe if I can swim, I'll have adventures like him one day . . .Paul Newman and Tom Jellett take you on a charming trip full of wild...

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 Read reviewPetunia Paris's Parrot

Petunia Paris’s Parrot

Katie Haworth, Jo Williamson

Petunia Paris has everything she could possibly want, from a swimming pool to a bicycle with its very own chauffeur. When she requests a parrot for her fifth birthday, a parrot is what she gets. The problem is, Petunia Paris's...

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The Truth According to Arthur

The Truth According to Arthur

Tim Hopgood, David Tazzyman

A fabulously funny picture book about the importance (and rewards!) of telling the truth, by the award-winning Tim Hopgood, with illustrations by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton

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Don't Call Me Bear

Don’t Call Me Bear

Aaron Blabey

G'day, my name is Warren, and I've got something to share...Just because I'm furry doesn't mean that I'm a bear.Warren the Koala is many things - a marsupial, cute and furry, a bit of a grump, but the...

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The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

Julia Donaldson, Sara Ogilvie

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did...

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 Read reviewThe Journey

The Journey

Francesca Sanna

With haunting echoes of current affairs this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book...

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You are Stardust: Our Amazing Connections with Planet Earth

You are Stardust: Our Amazing Connections with Planet Earth

Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim

If people were planets, we'd be a lot like Earth...

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 Read reviewIntroducing Teddy

Introducing Teddy

Jessica Walton

Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. Whether it's riding a bike, playing in the tree house, having a tea party or all of the above, every day holds something fun to do together.One...

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 Read reviewCircle

Circle

Jeannie Baker

In an infinity of sky, tiny godwit birds follow ancient, invisible migratory pathways, flying on and on for nine nights and nine days, flying without rest... This is their story.

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Tidy

Tidy

Emily Gravett

Pete the badger likes to keep the forest neat and tidy. But sometimes it's good to know when to stop!

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I am Doodle Cat

I am Doodle Cat

Kat Patrick, Lauren Marriott

I Am Doodle Cat is a cheerful children's book here to encourage imagination, celebration of the things you love, and finding the magic in silliness. Written by Kat Patrick, with delightful illustrations by Lauren...

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Numerical Street

Numerical Street

Antonia Pesenti, Hilary Bell

Age range 3 to 8  Count as you walk up Numerical Street.Every page has a numerical treat. Get your pants altered, get your keys cut, Open the book before the shops...

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I Need a Hug

I Need a Hug

Aaron Blabey

All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But with such prickly spikes, will she ever get the cuddle she craves? A truly adorable tale from the best-selling creator of Pig the Pug and Thelma the Unicorn.

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 Read reviewA Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting

A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting

Michelle Robinson, David Roberts

Bearspotting is a dangerous business - you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here's what you need to know for starters - black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black...

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Tough Guys Have Feelings Too

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too

Keith Negley

A boldly illustrated picture book read-aloud about how everyone gets sad - ninjas, wrestlers, knights, superheroes, everyone...

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Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas

Aaron Blabey

'Hey there guys. Would you like a banana? What's wrong with you, Brian? Youre a Piranha.' Brian is a piranha. He is also a vegetarian. But do you think he can convince his family to join him?

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 Read reviewMr Huff

Mr Huff

Anna Walker

CBCA Book of the Year Award Winner (Early Childhood) 2016Award-winning and much-loved author and illustrator Anna Walker gives us a gentle, poignant, affirming and wise picture book sure to delight all...

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Where is Pim?

Where is Pim?

Lena Landstrom, Olof Landstrom

Pom is playing with Pim, until suddenly Pim disappears! Pom and the dog look everywhere. Where is Pim?

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Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Britta Teckentrup, Patricia Hegarty

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text.

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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle

Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle

Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler

What do you get if you cross a gorilla with a chameleon? Yes, that would be an goeleon! And how about a toucan with a tiger? Why, a touger, of course! A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family.

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You've Got Dragons

You’ve Got Dragons

Kathryn Cave, Nick Maland

A new edition of the classic picturebook about coping with fears.

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I am Yoga

I am Yoga

Susan Verde, Peter Reynolds

An enlightening picture book that encourages self-expression through yoga by bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and yoga instructor Susan Verde

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Meg and the Dragon

Meg and the Dragon

David Walser, Jan Pienkowski

Meg is busy preparing for her Halloween party when disaster strikes and she breaks her teapot! But with the help of one of her magic spells, Meg is all set to save the day! A brand new story featuring two best-loved and classic...

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 Read reviewThe Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Beatrice Alemagna

Eddie knows her mum would love a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her birthday. The only problem is that she doesn't know what a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is, or where to find one.

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Some Swell Pup or are You Sure You Want a Dog?

Some Swell Pup or are You Sure You Want a Dog?

Maurice Sendak

For the first time in paperback comes this unique tale about children learning patience and care through looking after their new puppy.

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This is Sadie

This is Sadie

Sarah O'Leary, Julie Morstad

Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. 

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Plip, the Umbrella Man

Plip, the Umbrella Man

David Sire, Thomas Baas, David H. Wilson

The constant rain gets Plip so down that he decides to become an umbrella. But even as an umbrella man, life isn't always easy.

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My Country

My Country

Dorothea Mackellar, Andrew McLean

'My Country' is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. A passionate, patriotic poem, it describes the contrasts that lie at the heart of Australia: its wildness, its generosity and its...

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Brave as Can be: A Book of Courage

Brave as Can be: A Book of Courage

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

From the author-illustrator team of the breakout bestseller In My Heart comes an empowering exploration of fears and how to overcome them.

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What Pet Should I Get?

What Pet Should I Get?

Dr Seuss, Dr, Dr Suess

A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?

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 Read reviewHome

Home

Carson Ellis

A whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home depicts dwellings in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.

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 Read reviewBob the Railway Dog

Bob the Railway Dog

Corinne Fenton, Andrew McLean

The true story of a little dog who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul.

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Come Down, Cat!

Come Down, Cat!

Sonya Hartnett, Lucia Masciullo

The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas' cat still won't come down. High on the roof he licks his paws while Nicholas worries about monsters and ghosts. Nicholas fetches a ladder so high that he can see into nests when...

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Ted

Ted

Leila Rudge

A story about finding your perfect place. Ted is a smart dog, with his own jumper. But he has lived at the pet store for as long as he can remember and nobody seems to notice him. Will Ted ever find the perfect place to live?

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 Read reviewWhy I Love Footy

Why I Love Footy

Michael Wagner, Tom Jellett

There are a bazillion reasons to love footy! These are just my biggest ones...There's the big tackles and amazing marks. There's wearing the scarf and singing the song. But whether your team wins or loses, from the...

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Bamboozled

Bamboozled

David Legge

While visiting her grandfather, a little girl knows that something odd is going on - but she just can't quite work out what it is.

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 Read reviewThe Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

The day before the Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, Alfie got that feeling ... Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Alfie isn't sure he can go to the parade, but his mum knows there's at least one special...

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 Read reviewSwan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Laurel Snyder, Julie Morstad

A picture book introduction to the life and career of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

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Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs

Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs

Davide Cali, Raphaelle Barbanegre

Snow White is on the run from an evil witch when she comes across some dwarfs in the forest. They agree to take her in and keep her safe if she will help them with their chores. She soon realizes she's taking on a lot more than...

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Don't Think About Purple Elephants

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants

Susan Whelan, Gwynneth Jones

Sometimes Sophie worries - not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother...

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The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made

Fiona Katauskas

The new Australian go-to book for parents wanting help with THAT talk... It's one of the most amazing stories ever told - and it's true! Funny, frank and embarrassment-free, The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made gives a...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Alison Lester

Travel around Australia without leaving home!From much-loved children's author Alison Lester comes this gift set containing the classic picture book, a 200-piece jigsaw puzzle and a pack of specially designed playing cards.The...

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The Man with Messy Hair

The Man with Messy Hair

Pamela Allen

There was a man with messy hair. He liked the mess. He didn't care. But his messy hair soon got him into all sorts of trouble! Perfect for acting and reading aloud, here is a fabulous new story from the inimitable Pamela Allen...

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Whoever You are

Whoever You are

Mem Fox, Leslie Staub

Every day all over Australia, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same or speak the same language but inside, they are just like you. This story weaves its way across...

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