Recent picture books from 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sofa Dog

Sofa Dog

Leonie Lord

This is Sofa Dog, and this is his sofa. There's no room for anyone else! But look who wants to share it with him: cats, aunties, rabbits and orangutans. There's even a prize-winning pony. What on earth is a sofa-loving dog to do?

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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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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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The Second Sky

The Second Sky

Patrick Guest, Jonathan Bentley

The first thing Gilbert sees when he hatches from his egg is the sky. It is love at first sight and from that moment on Gilbert longs to fly like other birds. But Penguins don't fly, they waddle, and so begins Gilbert's quest...

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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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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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Say Zoop!

Say Zoop!

Herve Tullet

Best-selling author Herve Tullet extends an irresistible invitation to young children to whisper, sing and shout their way through another magical book experience.

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 Read reviewOnce Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge

"Don't you wish," said the small rhinoceros, "that you could see the world?" And so begins this delightful picture book by award-winning creators Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge.Once, there was a small...

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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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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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Andy Web: Artist

Andy Web: Artist

Maree Coote

Andy Web studied Art at the National Gallery. It was his dream to exhibit there one day. This delightful book tells the story of Andy Web, a tiny, talented spider who loves to draw and is determined to make it big. But there is...

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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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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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Mr Postmouse Goes on Holiday

Mr Postmouse Goes on Holiday

Marianne Dubuc, Greet Pauwelijn

What happens when Mr Postmouse goes on holiday? He delivers the post of course! Mr Postmouse and his family are back, and this time they are travelling around the world to see the sights and deliver parcels to all their friends.

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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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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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 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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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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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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The Brown Dog

The Brown Dog

Gina Inverarity, Greg Holfeld

The brown dog often visits Henry on rainy, grey afternoons. Usually he doesn't hang around for long. But this time the brown dog decides to stay and Henry needs to find a way to make him leave. Gina Inverarity's evocative text...

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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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 Special priceMighty, Mighty Construction Site

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld

Playful rhyming text and vibrant illustrations by the bestselling team behind Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site make this book a surefire favourite for construction fans everywhere.

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Nanna's Button Tin

Nanna’s Button Tin

Wolfer Dianne, Potter Heather

Nanna's button tin is very special. It has buttons of all shapes and sizes and they all have a different story to tell. But today, one button in particular is needed. A button for teddy. A beautiful story about memories and the...

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Don't Wake the Dingo!

Don’t Wake the Dingo!

Sally Morgan, Sarah Boese

High in the rocks in his soft sandy den, one lonely dingo dreams of meeting new friends. During the storm, animals seek shelter in the den, being very careful not to wake the dingo!

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My Friend Tertius

My Friend Tertius

Corinne Fenton, Owen Swan

One question kept echoing in my mind--if I had to leave, what would I do with Tertius? This is the true story of two lives brought together by chance. Arthur Cooper, working in intelligence for the British Government in pre-war...

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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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Leaf

Leaf

Sandra Dieckmann

Crow saw it first. The strange white creature, carried upon the dark waves towards the shore... When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his...

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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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Whatcha Building?

Whatcha Building?

Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

The old milk bar on the corner is coming down to make way for something new. Little Davey Durak is gathering scrap - a short piece of wood here, a long piece there.

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Everyone

Everyone

Christopher Silas Neal

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

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 Read reviewStorm Whale

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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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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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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Play

Play

Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet!

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A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum . . .

A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum …

Benjamin Chaud

Join international superstars Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud on an unforgettable museum tour!

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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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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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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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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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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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The Treasure of Pirate Frank

The Treasure of Pirate Frank

Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham, Jez Tuya

A boy and his dog set sail in search of treasure, braving stormy seas...mountains snowy and cold...the forest where the monkeys swing...the swamp where the bullfrogs sing...and other challenging obstacles, before finally reaching...

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One Thousand Trees

One Thousand Trees

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Deep in the heart of the city, Frankie dreams of a thousand trees ... over them, under them, through them, above them. Award-winning artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers takes readers on a journey of imagination and discovery, exploring the...

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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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Ponk!

Ponk!

Christopher Nielsen, Edwina Wyatt

A hilarious story about getting back up every time you fall. 

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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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The Night Box

The Night Box

Louise Greig, Ashling Lindsay

Max has a key and a box of midnight blue. When he turns the key in the lock - WHOOSH! Day slips inside as Night sweeps out. Darkness tumbles into the air. It dances and whirls around the room. It goes under the bed, under the...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Read reviewIs Bear Here?

Is Bear Here?

Jonathan Bentley

When you search long and hard for a beloved bear, you may be surprised by what turns up. A follow-up to the best-selling 2016 title Where is Bear? which has already sold in 14 languages.

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