Recent picture books from 2017

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves.

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that changes...

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No One Likes a Fart

No One Likes a Fart

Zoe Foster Blake, Adam Nickel

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it's about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes.

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 Special priceThe Very Noisy Baby

The Very Noisy Baby

Alison Lester

Here is the story of a very noisy baby. The baby loves to make all kinds of sounds. She's really very loud. But when some animals in the town go missing, can the very noisy baby help? Find out in this wonderfully boisterous...

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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

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Goodnight, Mr Panda

Goodnight, Mr Panda

Steve Antony

Steve Antony's Mr Panda is back for a fourth hilarious story about the importance of doing the bedtime routine properly!

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Still Stuck

Still Stuck

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A hilarious picture book about what happens when a little boy gets stuck in his clothes

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Billy's Bruny Island Garden

Billy’s Bruny Island Garden

Neil Werrett, Lois Bury

Here is a book to inspire children to discover the joy and wonderment of growing vegetables from seed. 

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Perfectly Norman: A Big Bright Feelings Book

Perfectly Norman: A Big Bright Feelings Book

Tom Percival

Norman is thrilled to discover he grew a pair of wings overnight, but his excitement turns to doubt when he realizes he is now different from everyone else, causing him to question whether there is such thing as perfectly normal.

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 Read reviewOdd One Out

Odd One Out

Danielle Chaperon, Iris Boudreau

What happens when your best-friend bonds with the new-girl-in-school? Can two become three or will you be the odd-one-out?

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I Can't Sleep

I Can’t Sleep

Stephanie Blake

Simon's little brother can't sleep without his special blanket. Simon usually just tells Casper what to do. But he is going to have to be very, very brave to solve this problem.

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Pig the Star

Pig the Star

Aaron Blabey

Pig just LOVES attention. In fact, he's a great, bit SHOW-OFF. But when ANOTHER star appears at the photo shoot, Pig doesn't like it. No, Pig doesn't like it at ALL...

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 Read reviewNot Quite Narwhal

Not Quite Narwhal

Jessie Sima

Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

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Amazing Monster Detectoscope

Amazing Monster Detectoscope

Graeme Base

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 Read reviewHello, Melbourne!

Hello, Melbourne!

Megan McKean

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Return

Return

Aaron Becker

Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It's her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic...

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 Read reviewUnder the Love Umbrella

Under the Love Umbrella

Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring - wherever we roam in the big, wild world.  

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Baby Goes to Market

Baby Goes to Market

Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank

Join Baby and his mama at the bustling marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

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 Read reviewFlorette

Florette

Anna Walker

When Mae's family moves to a new home in the city, she wishes she could bring her garden with her. She'll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there's no room for a garden in the...

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Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what you want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some very...

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A sensitive and gently humorous look at a little boy's imaginings of where his Grandpa goes after he dies.

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Yakanarra Songbook: About Our Place in Walmajarri and English

Yakanarra Songbook: About Our Place in Walmajarri and English

Jessie Wamarla Moora, Mary Purnjurr Vanbee, Chris Aitken, Alison Lester, Jessie Wamarla Moora and Mary Purnjurr Vanbee

Songs about how the Walmajarri came to Yakanarra, and their special places.

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We're All Wonders

We’re All Wonders

R J Palacio

Auggie knows he is a wonder, but he wants everybody to realize they are all wonders, too.

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My Name is Not Refugee

My Name is Not Refugee

Kate Milner

A touching, timely and tender exploration of refuge and migration for the youngest readers, this picture book offers a moving insight into the real journeys being made by children today. From the winner of the V&A Student...

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Today I Feel . . .: An Alphabet of Feelings

Today I Feel …: An Alphabet of Feelings

Madalena Moniz

An alphabet book that covers feelings from Adored to Zzz ...

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We Are Family

We Are Family

Ryan Wheatcroft, Patricia Hegarty

All families are different - and yet in many ways the same! This book uses a gentle rhyming text to follow eight different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as the similarities they share.

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Nora And The Little Blue Rabbit

Nora And The Little Blue Rabbit

Martin Berdahl Aamundsen, TSM Crew

This unique children s story about the difficulties of making new friends is illustrated in a street art style and comes with free stencils to make your own.

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If I Had a Little Dream

If I Had a Little Dream

Nina Laden, Melissa Castrillon

Nina Laden's lyrical picture book sees and appreciates through a child's eyes how fortunate we are to live in the world we do. Celebrate the wonder of the world in this reassuring picture book about the joy, love, and beauty...

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Our Last Trip to the Market

Our Last Trip to the Market

Lorin Clarke, Mitch Vane

A glorious exploration of family and fun - for everyone who has ever taken a mob of unruly kids to a crowded place!

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A Walk in the Bush

A Walk in the Bush

Gwyn Perkins

Little Iggy doesn't want to leave the house, but Grandad insists - they always have fun together. What follows is a wonderful journey in the great Australian outdoors with singing birds, wallaby surprises, secret caterpillar...

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The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl

Ambelin Kwaymullina (Author), Leanne Tobin

A beautiful story of how Mother Nature helps a lost girl find her way back to her family. The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers, from the Fathers and the Uncles and the...

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Animal Counting

Animal Counting

Petr Horacek

Simple lift-the-flap counting, from one spotty giraffe to ten swimming fish.

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Skyfishing: (A Grand Tale with Grandpa)

Skyfishing: (A Grand Tale with Grandpa)

Gideon Sterer, Poly Bernatene

A granddaughter helps her grandpa adjust to his new urban home by inventing a fantastical fishing game in this gorgeous picture book

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Double Take! A New Look at Opposites

Double Take! A New Look at Opposites

Susan Hood, Jay Fleck

When it comes to opposites, it's all a matter of perspective! Lively text and fun retro art engage kids in the finer points of a favourite concept.

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 Read reviewUnder the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky

Britta Teckentrup

We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze... We sing the same songs, across the same seas. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful and heart-warming peek-through picture book...

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Little Mouse Helps Out

Little Mouse Helps Out

Riikka Jantti

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Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

Lisa Wheeler, Carolina Buzio

A soothing bedtime book sure to lull little ones to sleep.

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 Read reviewIn My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination

In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

From the author-illustrator team of the mega-bestselling In My Heart, a picture book that celebrates creativity and imaginative play

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Inspector Brunswick: The Case of the Missing Eyebrow

Inspector Brunswick: The Case of the Missing Eyebrow

Chris Sam Lam, Angela Keoghan

After a long week of investigating crimes and mysterious events, the world's greatest cat detective, Inspector Brunswick, is taking a break to visit the art museum with his loyal assistant, Nelson.

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My Brother is a Beast

My Brother is a Beast

Damon Young, Peter Carnavas

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The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

Mini Grey

When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and Cadabra step in to save the day. But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye?

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Give Please a Chance

Give Please a Chance

James Patterson, Bill O'Reilly

Remind us all that a single word - 'please' - is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really wanting a cookie, this book...

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Stack the Cats

Stack the Cats

Susie Ghahremani

A whimsical book about counting and organising cats

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Big Hid

Big Hid

Roisin Swales

When one Big turtle won't come out of his shell, it's up his best friend Small to save the day!

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Doodle Cat is Bored

Doodle Cat is Bored

Kat Patrick, Lauren Marriott

Doodle Cat is back and he is very bored. Until he finds a thing! But what is this thing and what does it do?

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Me and You

Me and You

Deborah Kelly, Karen Blair

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Moo Moo in a Tutu

Moo Moo in a Tutu

Tim Miller

A story about the friendship between a duck and a cow who wants to be a ballerina.

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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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Time for School! (A Tinyville Town Book)

Time for School! (A Tinyville Town Book)

Brian Biggs

In this second picture book in the series, the children of Tinyville Town go to school.

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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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My Meerkat Mum

My Meerkat Mum

Ruth Paul

Up. Down. Dig. Play. Meerkat Mum leads the way. Snuggle up, little pup, Join them in a meerkat day!

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Mr Tweed and the Band in Need

Mr Tweed and the Band in Need

Jim Stoten

Mr. Tweed helps some walruses in need by getting their band back together in this seek and find book.

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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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Plenty of Love to Go Round

Plenty of Love to Go Round

Emma Chichester Clark, Sue Buswell

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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This is Banjo Paterson

This is Banjo Paterson

Tania McCartney, Christina Booth

This charming picture book for young children is a celebration of a man who became a world-traveller, hobnobbing with the glittering literati, but who still remained true to his roots, with a lifelong love of the Australian bush...

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The Tree House

The Tree House

Marije Tolman, Ronald Tolman

A polar bear rides a whale to a tree rising out of the water. At the top of the tree is a tree house. He's joined by a brown bear in a boat. The bears find that the tree house is the perfect place to read. When the water...

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Teatime

Teatime

Tiffany Stone, Jori van der Linde

A nighttime adventure begins when two friends share a cup of tea, by jumping into the cup off a teaspoon!

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