Recent picture books from 2018

Rainbow Bear

Rainbow Bear

Stephen Michael King

Bear likes to dive into the deep blue ocean, blowing bubbles and turning somersaults. He wakes with the sun and sleeps with the moon. One morning, Bear is shocked to discover that his coat has changed. Is Bear dreaming? Or are two...

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Armistice

Armistice

Ruth Starke, David Kennett

A companion to the award-winning My Gallipoli, commemorating the 100th anniversary since the fighting stopped.

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Grandma Bird

Grandma Bird

Benji Davies

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.

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Heads and Tails: Insects

Heads and Tails: Insects

John Canty

You can only see my tail, what insect am I? Heads and Tails: Insects is a playful follow up book to the highly successful Heads and Tails. At first we can only see their tails.

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Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Stephanie Owen Reeder

In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost...

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Linda Jackson's Rainbow Menagerie

Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie

Linda Jackson

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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.

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The All New Must Have Orange 430

The All New Must Have Orange 430

Michael Speechley

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The Incredible Freedom Machines

The Incredible Freedom Machines

Kirli Saunders, Matt Ottley

She was small when she heard about them... the incredible freedom machines. In this sumptuous story of exploration and breaking boundaries, a young girl uncovers her very own freedom machinea vehicle that carries her to all...

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Chalk Boy

Chalk Boy

Margaret Wild, Mandy Ord

A soulful and heartwarming story about what happens when a pavement artist's drawing comes to life.

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Dingo

Dingo

Claire Saxby, Tannya Harricks

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about dingoes.

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Dogasaurus

Dogasaurus

Lucinda Gifford

Imagine if you found a strange egg in a mysterious forest, and then you brought it home... And when it hatched, out popped a baby DINOSAUR!

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The Truth About Old People

The Truth About Old People

Elina Ellis

Discover the truth in this warm and funny picture book celebration of older people.

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In Blossom

In Blossom

Cheon Yooju

A beautifully illustrated story of the joys of spring and finding a new friend.

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This Love

This Love

Harriet Lynas, Isabel Otter

Celebrate love from all around the world! A series of gentle rhymes sensitively explores what love feels like to children. This timeless book shows that love is a common language with the power to unite, wherever you come from.

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All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

Roland Harvey

Uncle Kev is lost. Can you help us find him?

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 Read reviewAll the Ways to be Smart

All the Ways to be Smart

Allison Colpoys, Davina Bell

From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.    

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Mamie

Mamie

Tania McCartney

To us she is May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. But to her family, she was known as 'Mamie'.  

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Hello, Australia!

Hello, Australia!

Megan McKean

Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here.

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Another Book About Bears

Another Book About Bears

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

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 Read reviewTales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

Shaun Tan

The visionary Shaun Tan returns to show us the soul-opening work he's been doing for the past five years.

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Clever Crow

Clever Crow

Nina Lawrence, Bronwyn Bancroft

Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow.  

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Old Friends, New Friends

Old Friends, New Friends

Andrew Daddo, Jonathan Bentley

A brand-new school year! I can't wait! Hang on...None of my old friends are in my new class...

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The Bandit Queen

The Bandit Queen

Natalia O'Hara

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Tricky's Bad Day

Tricky’s Bad Day

Alison Lester

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The Croc and the Platypus

The Croc and the Platypus

Jackie Hosking, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

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Geronimo

Geronimo

David Walliams, Tony Ross

The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross.

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Cherries

Cherries

Carrie Gallasch, Sara Acton

With wistful illustrations by award-winning Sara Acton, Cherries is a story about the freedom of childhood and the magic of that first bite of summer fruit.  

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Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross

Frane Lessac

From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark.

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When You're Going to the Moon

When You’re Going to the Moon

Sasha Beekman, Vivienne To

Your pet iguana, tap-dancing shoes, an inflatable moose ...What else might you need when you're going to the moon? From an exciting new duo comes a heartfelt story about dreaming your biggest dream and taking it to the...

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Watch This!: a book about making shapes

Watch This!: a book about making shapes

Jane Godwin

Watch This! is a groundbreaking modern photographic picture book about children using their bodies to make sense of shapes in a playful way, from three highly-acclaimed Australian creators.

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Loved To Bits

Loved To Bits

Teresa Heapy, Katie Cleminson

Join a small boy and his beloved bear on their swashbuckling adventures, as they dream, play, hide, fight monsters, explore, laugh and much more. But will they escape unscathed? Find out in this action-packed, tender and funny...

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 Read reviewMy Two Blankets: Arabic and English edition

My Two Blankets: Arabic and English edition

Irena Kobald, Freya Blackwood

This beautiful tale about friendship and culture, paired with award-winning Freya Blackwood's stunning illustrations makes for the most exquisite book.

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Giraffe Problems

Giraffe Problems

Jory John, Lane Smith

Penguins aren't the only animal out there with problems, oh no...    

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Emily Green's Garden

Emily Green’s Garden

Penny Harrison, Megan Forward

Emily Green lives in a perfectly lovely house, in a perfectly lovely street. One day Emily Green decides she wants to bring the outside into her home. She catches a glimpse of something green on the pavement, and visits the...

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Learn with Ruby Red Shoes: Alphabet Book

Learn with Ruby Red Shoes: Alphabet Book

Kate Knapp

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 Read reviewNoni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Alison Lester

Noni the Pony heads out for the day, to roam the green hills behind Waratah Bay. As she and her friends wander down a green trail, they meet someone small with a very long tail. Can they help the lost baby wallaby find the way...

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My Sunbeam Baby

My Sunbeam Baby

Emma Quay

A gorgeous new picture book about how much we love our babies, from Emma Quay, creator of the bestselling and award-winning Rudie Nudie.

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Burpzilla

Burpzilla

Tim Miller, Matt Stanton

This majestic anthem reminds us of the sovereignty and supremacy of God. Filled with Mary McDonalds signature musical touches and dramatic choral writing, this exciting piece is especially powerful when accompanied by the optional...

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Good Rosie!

Good Rosie!

Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss

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BumbleBunnies: The Pond (BumbleBunnies, Book 1)

BumbleBunnies: The Pond (BumbleBunnies, Book 1)

Graeme Base

Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are playing happily in the garden. But when disaster strikes, who will save the day?

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Here Comes Stinkbug!

Here Comes Stinkbug!

Tohby Riddle

A funny bug story, from the much loved, multi-award-winning Tohby Riddle.  

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The Antlered Ship

The Antlered Ship

Eric Fan, Terry Fan, Dashka Slater

An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

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The Magic Bookshop

The Magic Bookshop

Natalie Jane Prior, Cheryl Orsini

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Why I Love Summer

Why I Love Summer

Michael Wagner, Tom Jellett

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The Rescue of Bunny Wunny

The Rescue of Bunny Wunny

Emma Chichester Clark

Introducing a feisty new character from Emma Chichester Clark, the highly regarded, award-winning creator of Blue Kangaroo.

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The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks

A magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special new shoes, from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard.

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Unicorn!

Unicorn!

Maggie Hutchings

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 Read reviewWisp

Wisp

Zana Fraillon, Grahame Baker-Smith

A refugee story of extraordinary power and beauty from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.

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 Read reviewBrezania

Brezania

Anthony Breslin

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The Boy and the Bear

The Boy and the Bear

Tracey Corderoy, Sarah Massini

When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he's been longing for - at last! As autumn passes and the first winter snowflakes start to fall, the boy...

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Dinosaur Day Out

Dinosaur Day Out

Sara Acton

A breakout book from Crichton award-winning author/illustrator Sara Acton, with every-kid appeal--and DINOSAURS.

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Waiting for Chicken Smith

Waiting for Chicken Smith

David Mackintosh

'Every year, I stay in the same cabin at the beach with my family, and every year Chicken Smith's here too, with his Dad and his dog, Jelly. But this year, something's different.'

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Puddle Hunters

Puddle Hunters

Kirsty Murray, Karen Blair

This beautiful book captures the eternal delight of young children splashing about in puddles and experimenting with language.

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Yesterday You Were Here

Yesterday You Were Here

Mellissa Little

This touching, carefully sparse picture book for young readers aims to help young people dealing with the loss of a loved one to process and talk about their grief.  

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Digby & Claude

Digby & Claude

Emma Allen, Hannah Sommerville

One autumn, change came to Main Street...Digby's street is soon going to look different - old houses are going to be demolished and new apartments will be built.

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How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

Philip Bunting

The (unauthorised) biography of you, and the story of all of us. Charting from the Big Bang to birth, Philip Bunting takes us on a journey back to the start of time (in about the time it takes to eat your breakfast!) A...

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The Unscary Book

The Unscary Book

Nick Bland

What are you doing here?! This is supposed to be a scary book!' Nicholas Ickle is back and this time he wants to show us a very scary book. However, as much as he tries, he can't keep away all the lovely and happy things from...

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The Happiness Box

The Happiness Box

Mark Greenwood, Andrew McLean

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 Read reviewSonam and the Silence

Sonam and the Silence

Eddie Ayres, Ronak Taher

A haunting fable-like story by the well-known musician and author, Eddie Ayres, about the power of music and a young girl in Kabul set during the occupation of the Taliban

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Grandpa's Space Adventure

Grandpa’s Space Adventure

Paul Newman, Tom Jellett

Join the creative team behind best-selling picture book Grandpa's Big Adventure on a new voyage full of out-of-this-world delights and cosmic dangers.

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 Read reviewMaya and Cat

Maya and Cat

Caroline Magerl

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My Dad is a Robot

My Dad is a Robot

Matt Cosgrove

Psssssst! Wanna hear something cool? Dont tell everyone, But my Dad is a... ROBOT! Admittedly, this dad is an older modelhe doesnt have laser eyes or jet-powered feet and his batteries regularly run flat. But theres one...

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Julian Is a Mermaid

Julian Is a Mermaid

Jessica Love

In an exuberant picture book celebration of self-love and individuality, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. Full color.

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 Read reviewCicada

Cicada

Shaun Tan

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

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Benny Bungarra's Big Bush Clean-Up

Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean-Up

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

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Rodney Loses It!

Rodney Loses It!

Michael Gerard Bauer, Chrissie Krebs

Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just...DISAPPEARED!...

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The Lost Dads Home

The Lost Dads Home

Eric Veille, Pauline Martin

When a young boy accidentally loses track of his dad, he sets out to find him at the Lost Dads Home. It is a fascinating place filled with all kinds of lost dads, most of them in fairly good condition.

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Kung-fu Kangaroo

Kung-fu Kangaroo

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

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Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

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Girl on Wire

Girl on Wire

Lucy Estela, Elise Hurst

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Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Sophie Beer

Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's love. A book for EVERY family by dazzling illustrator Sophie Beer.

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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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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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The Great Lizard Trek

The Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw, Norma MacDonald

Trek through country with Rocky and his lizard relatives in search for a cooler habitat.

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Harriet Gets Carried Away

Harriet Gets Carried Away

Jessie Sima

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal comes a sweet and funny story about remembering where you belong, no matter how far you roam, or what you're wearing when you get there.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Barbara Alca

Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time!

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If All the World Were...

If All the World Were…

Joseph Coelho, Allison Colpoys

A moving, poetic picture book about the love between a grandfather and child. An ideal book for children who have lost a grandparent.

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto

Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this mini biography for readers as young as...

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 Read reviewSorry Day

Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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Ocean Meets Sky

Ocean Meets Sky

Eric Fan, Terry Fan

From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about ... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.    

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The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Armin Greder

A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns.From the creator of The Island.

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The Singing Seal

The Singing Seal

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

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 Read reviewSquare

Square

Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

Korean edition of [Square] by Mac Barnett. The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Square spends every day taking blocks from...

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 Special priceEverything You Need for a Treehouse

Everything You Need for a Treehouse

Carter Higgins, Emily Hughes

A tree, timber, tools, a rope of twisted twine all all things you need to build a treehouse - but most of all you need time and imagination.  

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The Dress-Up Box

The Dress-Up Box

Patrick Guest, Nathaniel Eckstrom

The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants.

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They Say Blue

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

From Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki, a playful and poetic exploration of color and point of view that, in its depection of a child pondering her world, invites comparisons with such classics as A...

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The Last Peach

The Last Peach

Gus Gordon

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 Read reviewGrandma Z

Grandma Z

Daniel Gray-Barnett

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 Read reviewGo Go and the Silver Shoes

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

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Hickory Dickory Dash

Hickory Dickory Dash

Tony Wilson, Laura Wood

Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she'd better watch out for the cat!

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Suri's Wall

Suri’s Wall

Lucy Estela

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The Feather

The Feather

Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood

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The Hole Story

The Hole Story

Kelly Canby

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Drought

Drought

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

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I Love You, Stick Insect

I Love You, Stick Insect

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

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Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Jane Godwin, Jane Reiseger

From a dynamic author-illustrator team comes this fresh, fun and rhythmic exploration of colour. Bold and bright, it's the perfect book for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours...

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The Flying Optometrist

The Flying Optometrist

Joanne Anderton, Karen Erasmus

The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Aunty can't see well enough to carve her emu eggs and Bill the plumber has a...

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