Recent picture books from 2017

Bush Birthday

Bush Birthday

Lorette Broekstra

One climbed UP the tree and two came DOWN. But who is at the billabong, waiting to have a party?

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The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes

The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes

Ying Compestine, David Roberts

From the bestselling illustrator of Ada Twist, Scientist comes this clever re-imagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale by award-winning author Ying Compestine.

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marla Frazee

Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton's first book for young readers, inspired by her New York Times bestselling book It Takes a Village, illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient...

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Great Big Things

Great Big Things

Kate Hoefler, Noah Klocek

It's what makes a teeny mouse as big as a mountain, what makes his gesture after a long journey as big and as consequential as the moon.

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The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion

Jim Helmore, Richard Jones

When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion.

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The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

Christopher Corr

A beautifully illustrated version of the traditional folktale about the Chinese zodiac from the author of Deep in the Woods.

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Mum at School

Mum at School

Eric Veille

The first day of school can be tough. Sometimes you need your mum to hang around. Then, before you know it, she's cutting and pasting and joining in.But Mum snores during nap time and keeps everyone awake. She forgets to raise...

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The Bad Mood and the Stick

The Bad Mood and the Stick

Lemony Snicket, Matthew Forsythe

Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake:...

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How to Say I Love You in 5 Languages

How to Say I Love You in 5 Languages

Kenard Pak

Learn to say 'I Love You' in French, Japanese, Mandarin, English and Spanish with this press and listen board book.

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Firefly Home

Firefly Home

Jane Clarke, Britta Teckentrup

There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn't know which way to go. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence...

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Bush Bedtime

Bush Bedtime

Lorette Broekstra

There were ten out of bed in the middle of the night. But one by one the bush babies begin to get sleepy ...

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The ABC Book of Feelings

The ABC Book of Feelings

Helen Martin, Judith Simpson, Cheryl Orsini

Everyone has feelings and lots of them you've had...This richly detailed picture book celebrates feelings - emotional and physical, joyful and challenging. It invites young children to share their experiences with...

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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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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf and was quickly gobbled up...When a woeful mouse is swallowed up by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns...

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Danny Blue's Really Excellent Dream: A CBCA Notable Book

Danny Blue’s Really Excellent Dream: A CBCA Notable Book

Max Landrak

A story about a curious and inventive boy that will make kids think about how each of us sees the world. Danny Blue lives in a world where everything is blue. And while there are many different shades and hues,...

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Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Franklin’s Flying Bookshop

Jen Campbell, Katie Harnett

A magical story about a little girl and a dragon who dream up a plan to share their love of books and stories

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Zoom

Zoom

Sha'an d'Anthes

A visually stunning picture book for children aged 4+ filled with action and sounds that make it a delight to read aloud. From a young Sydney-based artist who is taking Instagram by storm with her gorgeous artwork.<br...

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Imagine

Imagine

John Lennon, Jean Jullien, Amnesty International

Set to the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic song Imagine, one little pigeon sets off on a mission to spread the word of peace around the world.

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Tilly's Reef Adventure

Tilly’s Reef Adventure

Rhonda N. Garward

Tilly's Reef Adventure is a delightful lift-the-flap book about a baby Green Turtle who, against the odds, makes it into the ocean and begins her journey in the seas of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting friends and foe...

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This Is a Good Story

This Is a Good Story

Adam Lehrhaupt, Magali Le Huche

As a child takes her pencil and begins to draw pictures for a story, the narrator takes her and the reader through a rollicking sequence of events in this classic tale of bad guys and townsfolk and dungeons. With simplicity and...

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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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Everything Is Mama

Everything Is Mama

Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordanez

Dadas all over the world got to share a special story with their little ones with Jimmy's first book. Now it's the mamas' turn to shine!

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The 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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100 Things I Love to Do with You

100 Things I Love to Do with You

Amy Schwartz

From making faces and running races to snapping beans and wearing jeans, Amy Schwatz creates a cosy picture of friendship and love, perfect for Valentine's Day and all year round.

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Elmer and the Tune

Elmer and the Tune

David McKee

When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either - and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune...

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Uni The Unicorn And The Dream Come True

Uni The Unicorn And The Dream Come True

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager

Rosenthal and Barrager reunite to deliver a sparkly, magical sequel to their New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn. Uni, who believes that little girls are real, and the little girl who believes in unicorns, finally meet...

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What's Up Top

What’s Up Top

Marc Martin

Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity. Reminiscent of Press Here by Herve Tullet, Dr Seuss and I Want my Hat Back by Jon Glasson.

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My Lazy Cat

My Lazy Cat

Christine Roussey

An overscheduled girl learns the value of slowing down from her very lazy cat in this picture book by the illustrator of the mega-bestseller In My Heart

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The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

David McAllister, Gabriela Tylesova

The story of The Sleeping Beauty spills over with fairies and princes, passion and despair, magnificence and splendour, and the ballet version of this classic tale is the most romantic and spectacular of all.

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One Christmas Wish

One Christmas Wish

Katherine Rundell, Emily Sutton

It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations...

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Do Not Open This Book Again

Do Not Open This Book Again

Andy Lee

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK AGAIN! He's back! And, once again, this cheeky blue character does not want you to open this book or turn its pages. What reason does he have this time? This fun story will delight children and adults...

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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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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

Based on a true story from her childhood, and her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.

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My First Book of Patterns

My First Book of Patterns

Bobby George, June George, Boyoun Kim

Have you learned your colors and shapes? Now it's time to learn patterns!

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The Poesy Ring: A Love Story

The Poesy Ring: A Love Story

Bob Graham

From the multi-award winning Bob Graham comes a romantic, hopeful and exquisitely-illustrated story, perfect for giving as a gift to the one that you love. It's 1830 in County Kerry, Ireland, and a gold ring is thrown...

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Swapsies

Swapsies

Fiona Roberton

From the bestseller creator of The Tale of Two Beasts, comes an exciting new picture book about sharing.

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Anne Spudvilas

A magnificent visual re-telling of the classic ballet story from a much-loved, award-winning illustrator.'Anne Spudvilas is one of Australia's most talented visual artists. Her illustrations are full of emotion and beauty....

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That Christmas Feeling

That Christmas Feeling

Lili Wilkinson, Amanda Francey

A warm family story that will give you those special Christmas tingles.

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Excuse Me!

Excuse Me!

Dave Hughes, Holly Ife, Philip Bunting

Martha May has marvellous manners. She always says please and thank you ...and she most certainly DOES NOT FART! But what will happen on the day of the Baked Bean Bonanza?! Catch a whiff of this hilarious tale about finally...

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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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The Bum Book

The Bum Book

Kate Mayes, Andrew Joyner

This is a book for anyone who has a bum or knows someone with a bum. It's a celebration of my bum and your bum and the whole world's bum.    

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Petra

Petra

Marianna Coppo

Originally published: Rome, Italy: Edizioni Lapis, 2016.

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Mouse House

Mouse House

John Burningham

A new modern classic from John Burningham exploring kindness and empathy.

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The Mystery of the Missing Cake

The Mystery of the Missing Cake

Claudia Boldt

When Harold is invited to a fancy dress birthday party, he and his friends must come up with some fantastic outfits. The party is going really well but when the birthday boy's cake is stolen during a game in the dark, everyone is...

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Balthazar The Great

Balthazar The Great

Kirsten Sims

A visually stunning picture book about Balthazar, the world's greatest violin-playing polar bear, and his epic journey home from the circus.

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Ten Little Superheroes

Ten Little Superheroes

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

A traditional counting rhyme with persuasive superhero powers from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates.A traditional counting rhyme with persuasive superhero powers from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little...

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The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson

Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, THE UGLY FIVE is a jubilant celebration of creatures that are often rather unloved. The animals proudly rejoice in their ugliness, while their babies tell them they're perfect...

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Perfectly Norman

Perfectly Norman

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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You Can Never Run Out Of Love

You Can Never Run Out Of Love

Helen Docherty, Ali Pye

A heart-warming and funny tale about the different kinds of love, and how no matter how much love you give you can never run out.

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Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

Corinne Fenton, Robin Cowcher

A charming and nostalgic story about a much-loved Little Dog and his family.The summer holidays stretch out forever. Little Dog and his family set off with their caravan. A nostalgic and delightful story about the way family...

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I Am a Cat

I Am a Cat

Galia Bernstein

A debut picture book that boldly celebrates the characteristics of being a cat

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The Greatest Magician in the World

The Greatest Magician in the World

Matt Edmondson, Garry Parsons

Join aspiring boy magician Elliot in his quest to find The Greatest Magician in the World, in this fantastically funny magical adventure, including seven removable magic tricks to perform - the perfect gift for young magic fans!

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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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Aussie Legends Alphabet

Aussie Legends Alphabet

Beck Feiner

In this vibrant look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman.

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The Scared Book

The Scared Book

Debra Tidball, Kim Siew

It's story time, but this book has bad news - as soon as it realises there are monsters in it, it's too scared to tell you the rest of the story! Can you help it feel better? It needs you to rub away its goosebumps, blow away the...

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The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark

The Fan Brothers, Chris Hadfield

A wonderfully warm and engaging picture book, with an audio CD of the story, read aloud by Commander Chris Hadfield.

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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

When our hero uses his Amazing Monster DetectoScope he finds that the house is infested with monsters! Can he find the courage to face his fears? This whimsical take on facing childhood fears features intricate paper engineering...

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Koala Bare

Koala Bare

Jackie French, Matt Shanks

For too long koalas have been called 'bears'. Some bears wear pants and live in cottages in the woods ... but this koala is out to prove to the world that he is BARE! And that never, ever ever can a koala be a bear... Ages: 3...

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Andy Web: Artist

Andy Web: Artist

Maree Coote

An industrious spider, Andy Web studied art at the National Gallery. His dream was to exhibit there one day. But there is one creative skill that Andy has never been able to accomplish. How will he ever achieve his dream? Join...

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 Read reviewOn a Magical Do-Nothing Day

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

Beatrice Alemagna

A compelling, magical picture book with whimsical, stunning art and heartfelt, charming text, from award-winning illustrator Beatrice Alemagna

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 Read reviewHello, Melbourne!

Hello, Melbourne!

Megan McKean

Much anticipated follow-up to Hello, Sydney!. A delightful look and find adventure with fun facts that kids and parents will both enjoy featuring a ‘mischief' of magpies.

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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn does not like to read. Fortunately, she meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid...

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I Just Ate My Friend

I Just Ate My Friend

Heidi McKinnon

First published in Australia in 2017 by Allen & Unwin --Title page verso.

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Can You Find Me?

Can You Find Me?

Gordon Winch, Patrick Shirvington

Search for an echidna, a powerful owl, a frog and many more animals hidden on every page. Pat Shirvingtons striking illustrations hide each one of the animals just enough for the guessing to begin.

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Koala

Koala

Claire Saxby, Julie Vivas

It is time for Little Koala to leave the protection of his mother. But many challenges and dangers lie ahead for him as he searches for his own home eucalypt and learns to be independent. During his search he encounters other...

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Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!

Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee!

Lisa Shanahan, Binny

Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones, asks special people to do special jobs in her class. Ruby would do anything to be the messenger, as she's the best in her class...

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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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Violet The Pilot

Violet The Pilot

Steve Breen

By the time she was eight, Violet Van Winkle could build elaborate flying machines from scratch. The kids at school tease her. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe...

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 Special priceTriangle

Triangle

Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett

Multi-award-winning, bestselling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.

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Raymond

Raymond

Gwendal Le Bec, Yann Le Bec

This is the story of Raymond - an ordinary dog who, for a while, lives an extraordinary life.

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Oi Cat!

Oi Cat!

Kes Gray, Jim Field

From the creators of the award-winning and bestselling Oi Frog! and Oi Dog!, comes the absurdly funny rhyming picture book Oi Cat!

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 Read reviewFlorette

Florette

Anna Walker

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 city. Oris there? Mae's story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolour, is a celebration of friendship,...

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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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On the Night of the Shooting Star

On the Night of the Shooting Star

Amy Hest, Jenni Desmond

From bestselling author Amy Hest and illustrator Jenni Desmond comes a charming picture book about loneliness and making friends. 

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 Read reviewThey Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

Sean Taylor, Kate Hindley

We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area. OOH LA LA!From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise,...

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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Javaka Steptoe

Visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe.

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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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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

What Happens Next? follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought following the death of his grandfather and the discovery of his journal, in which his grandfather had jotted his thoughts about life after...

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Eddie Frogbert

Eddie Frogbert

Sue DeGennaro

Eddie Frogbert was the pride and joy of his family. He wasnt like the other frogs. He was not the biggest or the bravest. With his feet firmly on the ground, Eddie left the hippity-hop to the other frogs.

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The Great Rabbit Chase

The Great Rabbit Chase

Freya Blackwood

Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.

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Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Jane Clarke, Britta Teckentrup

But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in.In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to...

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In the Woods

In the Woods

Thereza Rowe

Join Olly the horse, Lionel the lion, Red the fox, and their friends as they embark on three adventures in Thereza Rowe's vibrant and fantastical woods

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 Read reviewMy Pictures After the Storm

My Pictures After the Storm

Eric Veille

With its funky format, clever rhymes and funny images, My Pictures After the Storm is a witty and inventive take on before and after.

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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

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

I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see . . .Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. With over 5 million...

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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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Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

Kate Klise, Sarah M. Klise

Eli the dog has been with Astrid since her parents brought her home from the hospital as a baby. Now Astrid is getting older, and so is Eli. Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise have created a story that reminds readers of all ages...

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The Sloth Who Came to Stay

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

Margaret Wild, Vivienne To

A wryly amusing story about a fast family who are taught to slow down when an adorable sloth comes to stay by the award-winning author of Fox and Ruby Roars.

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100 Hugs

100 Hugs

Chris Riddell

A collection of illustrated hugs from Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell

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The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van Thanh Rudd

What's the best fun in the whole village? Riding the patchwork bike we made! A joyous picture book for children by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.

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 Read reviewThe Thank You Dish

The Thank You Dish

Trace Balla

A story about gratitude, community and eating locally, from a bestselling picture-book maker.

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Robyn Boid: Architect

Robyn Boid: Architect

Maree Coote

Clever Kids Australia, mind-growing books --Back cover.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan

In a hot, hot country, ringed with mountains on one side and jungle on the other, lives a princess called Cinnamon.

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The Secret of Black Rock

The Secret of Black Rock

Joe Todd-Stanton

A brave and curious little girl ignores the rumors and legends to explore the mysteries of the coral reefs!

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Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley

At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes, and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the...

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 Read reviewThe ANZAC Tree

The ANZAC Tree

Christina Booth

Inspired by the story of two soldiers who planted two trees on their farm before they headed to the Great War, the story of the Anzac Tree is one that looks at the lives of those left behind in times of war.

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The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course

The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course

Ella Mulvey, Karen Briggs

In the big old ute, on the long red road, in the desert of my home, we all set off for the rabbit-hole golf course. It's the best place around here to find rabbits. We sit by the holes, we dig, we wait ... Thump tick, thump...

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Boy

Boy

Phil Cummings, Shane Devries

The king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud... CLING CLANG CLONG! ROAR! Boy lived in a silent world and couldnt hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him... and how everyone would be...

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No, Nancy, No!

No, Nancy, No!

Alice Tait

Nancy and her sausage dog Roger are ready for a day out in London! But is London ready for naughty Nancy?

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Salty Dog

Salty Dog

Gloria Rand, Ted Rand

Gloria Rand makes her debut in children's books with this charming story of a plucky Salty Dog, a story inspired by a real dog who frequently traveled alone on a ferry across Puget Sound to visit his master at work in a boatyard....

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Guff

Guff

Aaron Blabey

A funny and delightful picture book for 4+ for anyone who's ever had a little fabric friend. From the award-winning and best-selling author, Aaron Blabey. 

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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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Cat in a Box

Cat in a Box

Jo Williamson

A loving look at what our feline friends really do all day, with heaps of humour and CATtitude.  

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Everyone

Everyone

Christopher Silas Neal

Happy one moment and sad the next - everyone has feelings.

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NoMax!

NoMax!

Shannon Horsfall

If this dog is always called 'NoMax!' by Dad, why does his bowl have a different name on it?  

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Our Last Trip to the Market

Our Last Trip to the Market

Lorin Clarke, Mitch Vane

What a fabulous morning to go to the market. That busker is dressed as a clown! And there's fruit and a baker. There are people on bikes. Annabelle, please put that down . . . This boisterous family excursion is full of warmth,...

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Storm Whale

Sarah Brennan, Jane Tanner

'Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down, when I and my sisters walked to town...' So begins the story of three sisters and their wild and magical encounter with a whale, stranded on a beach.

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Hello, Mr World

Hello, Mr World

Michael Foreman

A topical picture book about the effects of climate change, ideal for very young children.

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Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird

Jeremy Tankard

Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes. With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect...

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Smile Cry

Smile Cry

Tania McCartney, Jess Racklyeft

An innovative flip-format picture book for young kids that explores their emotions. 

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Aquatica

Aquatica

Lance Balchin

Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of...

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Blue Ethel

Blue Ethel

Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Ethel is old, she is fat, she is black, and she is white. She is also a cat who is very set in her ways. Every day she goes outside to survey the land, monitor the weather, chase villains, and roll on her favorite sidewalk square....

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The Catawampus Cat

The Catawampus Cat

Jason Carter Eaton

The Catawampus Cat walked into town one day at a slant, and since then everyone in town is seeing their world with fresh eyes.

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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, 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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Nanette's Baguette

Nanette’s Baguette

Mo Willems

Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET!

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Once Upon an ABC

Once Upon an ABC

Sophie Masson, Chris Nielsen

A romp through both the alphabet and the world of folk tale! Sophie Masson's lively verse gathers together a dazzling range of folklore, made vividly contemporary with Chris Nielsen's striking artwork.

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Antoinette

Antoinette

Kelly DiPucchio, Christian Robinson

Antoinette, a special poodle, learns to follow her heart in this charming companion to Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson's beloved Gaston.

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The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle

The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle

Justine Clarke, Arthur Baysting, Tom Jellett

A delightful and fun book for preschoolers from the ever-popular singer, actress and children's TV presenter, Justine Clarke, teamed with Arthur Baysting. With illustrations by Tom Jellett.

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The Travel Bug

The Travel Bug

Benjamin Gilmour, James Gulliver Hancock

The journey of a bug with an identity crisis A strange little bug doesn't know who he is or where he's from. Even his name is a mystery. So he sets off to seek answers. He journeys the world meeting wonderful...

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King of the Sky

King of the Sky

Nicola Davies, Laura Carlin

A powerful and beautifully illustrated story about migration and the meaning of home, from the award-winning team behind The Promise.

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Millie Loves Ants

Millie Loves Ants

Jackie French, Sue DeGennaro

'My friend Millie just loves ants.' Emily is intrigued to know why Millie the echidna loves ants so much.

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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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The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod

Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Hunter

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's poem about dreamland is given new life in Rob Hunter's beautifully illustrated picture book.

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Colette's Lost Pet

Colette’s Lost Pet

Isabelle Arsenault

A charming and funny story about navigating new places and friendships. Colette is exploring her new neighborhood and wants to make friends. But when she encounters someone her age she's never met before, she doesn't know what to...

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Little Mouse Helps Out

Little Mouse Helps Out

Riikka Jantii

Little Mouse, having grown up a bit since book 1, insists on doing everything on his own, from cleaning and baking to opening the door. It gets a little messy sometimes, but it doesn't matter! Little Mouse's friend Lyly comes over...

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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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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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Stack the Cats

Stack the Cats

Susie Ghahremani

A whimsical book about counting and organising cats

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Deep in the Forest: A Seek-and-Find Adventure

Deep in the Forest: A Seek-and-Find Adventure

Josef Anton, Lucie Brunelliere

Deep in the Forest is as much a visual treat as it is an introduction to exotic animals.

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Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

Antje Damm

Bear waits patiently for his friend Goliath. The robins fly to the south and the first snow falls. When Bear awakes from a long sleep, he hears a noise like a hand sliding slowly across paper. Goliath is coming! But Goliath's...

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Doodle Cat is Bored

Doodle Cat is Bored

Kat Patrick, Lauren Marriott

Following on from their debut picture book I Am Doodle Cat, writer Kat Patrick and illustrator Lauren Marriott have created another hilarious tale featuring the irreverent bright red squiggle who loves just about...

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There's a Walrus in My Bed!

There’s a Walrus in My Bed!

Ciara Flood

Tonight, for the first time, Flynn is going to sleep in a proper big boy bed. But when bedtime rolls around, he just can't get to sleep. There's a walrus in his bed, of course! Mum and Dad play along while Flynn gives Walrus ...

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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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Don't Cross the Line!

Don’t Cross the Line!

Bernardo Carvalho, Isabel Martins

This slapstick postmodern tale is also a profound statement about dictatorship and peaceful revolution, from an award-winning author/illustrator team.

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Busting!

Busting!

Aaron Blabey

Lou is BUSTING for the loo. But the loo has quite a queue. So what on earth is Lou to do?

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 Special priceOne 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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Hello to You, Moon

Hello to You, Moon

Sally Morgan, Sonny Day, Biddy Maroney

Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon. Beautiful counting verse and luminous artwork bring to life the mystery and wonder of moonlight's effect on us all.

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Bird, Balloon, Bear

Bird, Balloon, Bear

Il Sung Na

A shy bird wants to become friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend--a big, red balloon.

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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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Ducks Away!

Ducks Away!

Mem Fox, Judy Horacek

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

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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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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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House that Flew Away

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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My Dog Mouse

My Dog Mouse

Eva Lindstrom

A dog walk with Mouse: an old, slow dog with ears as thin as pancakes.

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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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I Just Want To Say Good Night

I Just Want To Say Good Night

Rachel Isadora

In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects.

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Radio Rescue!

Radio Rescue!

Jane Jolly, mr 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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Poor Louie

Poor Louie

Tony Fucile

Poor Louie! Life is perfect for this pup until Mum's belly starts getting bigger...

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I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing

I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing

Jan Thornhill, Jacqui Lee

A beautifully illustrated and simple book to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities

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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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The Whisper

Pamela Zagarenski

Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.

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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 diving in off a teaspoon! They row sugar cubes to shore, slide down a teapot spout, and skate on a plate of cookies in a land of sweet surprises. The lilting...

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Alphamals A-Z

Alphamals A-Z

Graham Carter, Ruth Symons

There's an animal for every letter of the alphabet in this stunning collection of poems and prints. Graham Carter's Alphamals captures the strange and striking beauty of the animal kingdom, from the gauzy wings of a dragonfly to...

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