Recommended children's books for May

Respect

Respect

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson, Lisa Kennedy

A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves. Part of the Our Place series which welcomes children to culture. 

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As Fast As I Can

As Fast As I Can

Penny Tangey

One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet.

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What do you call a baby...?

What do you call a baby…?

Kamsani Bin Salleh

What do you call a baby...? is an entertaining way for all children to learn the nouns that describe some of our iconic Australian baby animals.

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Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys, Episode 11)

Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys, Episode 11)

Blabey, Aaron

The Bad Guys, I mean, Shadow Squad-Ghave saved the world from butt-handed evil and now it's time to PARTY! But Mr Snake doesnt feel like partying. Ohhh, no. He's WAY too powerful for that.

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Real Pigeons Peck Punches (Real Pigeons, Book 5)

Real Pigeons Peck Punches (Real Pigeons, Book 5)

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It's because they're out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

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 Read reviewThe Year the Maps Changed

The Year the Maps Changed

Danielle Binks

One extraordinary year will change them all...

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Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Adam Briggs, Kate Moon, Rachael Sarra

Adapted from Briggs' celebrated song 'The Children Came Back', Our Home, Our Heartbeat is a celebration of past and present Indigenous legends, as well as emerging generations, and at its heart honours the oldest continuous...

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Ottilie Colter and the Withering World

Ottilie Colter and the Withering World

Rhiannon Williams

Ottilie and her friends are members of the Narroway Hunt, a secret organisation that trains children to kill bloodthirsty monsters called dredretches.

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Bin Chicken

Bin Chicken

Kate Temple, Ronojoy Ghosh

Diving in dumpsters, traipsing through trash! Rummaging through rubbish, making a splash! 'Revolting!' they snort, starting to sicken, 'Trash Turkey! Dumpster Duck! BIN CHICKEN!' One bird's trash is another bird's...

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The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Book 1

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Book 1

L.D. Lapinski

Pack your suitcase for a magical adventure! Perfect for fans of The Train to Impossible Places and The Polar Bear Explorers' Club.

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You're in Good Paws

You’re in Good Paws

Maureen Fergus

Leo is a little nervous about getting his tonsils out - even more so when he realises he is in an animal hospital! But the hospital staff take great care of Leo. He gets to eat ice-cream, watch TV, explore the hospital -...

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Your Planet Needs You!

Your Planet Needs You!

Philip Bunting

Your Planet needs you! Everyday environmentalism for everyone. An entertaining and enlightening look at how to wallop waste and reduce rubbish from renowned picture book creator Philip Bunting.

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The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob

Katherine Applegate

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan's friend Bob!

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 Read reviewPlay with Your Plate! (A Mix-and-Match Play Book)

Play with Your Plate! (A Mix-and-Match Play Book)

Judith Rossell

From sushi to watermelon to tacos, there are so many foods for young ones to learn about!

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Soon

Soon

Libby Gleeson, Jedda Robaard

We're waiting for our baby. Wait, wait, wait. 'When will the baby come, Mum?' 'Soon.' A delightful story that perfectly captures the excitement of waiting for the arrival of a new baby.

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By the Billabong

By the Billabong

Maura Finn, Cate James

A wisdom of wombats, A passel of possums, A cluster of spiders knitting socks... Who else might you meet on a trip to the billabong? From an exciting new picture-book partnership comes this delightful romp through a...

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Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

Matilda Woods

Otto lives in the frozen city of Hodeldorf, where an eternal winter has fallen. When his mother goes missing one morning, he must join forces with the Tattercoats, a gang of brave orphans, to find her. They will journey into a...

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Mighty Minotaur (Rise of the Mythix, Book 2)

Mighty Minotaur (Rise of the Mythix, Book 2)

Chris Wahl, Anh Do

The Minotaur will be recognised by his strength. Kelly doesn't believe in ancient prophecies. Then again, up until recently, she also didn't believe a horn could grow out of her forehead.

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Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale (Starfell, Book 2)

Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale (Starfell, Book 2)

Dominique Valente, Sarah Warburton

The anticipated second book in 2019's breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton.

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The Big Book of Blooms

The Big Book of Blooms

Yuval Zommer, Elisa Biondi, Scott Taylor, Barbara Taylor

The newest title in the hugely successful 'Big Book' series: a fact-filled book on the world's most fascinating flowering plants.

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Rocky and Louie

Rocky and Louie

Phillip Walleystack, Raewyn Caisley, Dub Leffler

Louie's big brother, Rocky, has big dreams and wants to chase them. But Louie doesn't want him to forget where he belongs...

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Monstrous Devices

Monstrous Devices

Damien Love

On a winter's day, twelve-year old Alex receives a package in the mail- an old tin robot from his grandfather.

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Her Perilous Mansion

Her Perilous Mansion

Sean Williams

In a strange mansion miles from anywhere, an orphan named Almanac and a twelfth daughter named Etta find themselves working - and bickering - side by side in the largely deserted rooms.

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Perfectly Imperfect Stories

Perfectly Imperfect Stories

Leo Potion, Ana Strumpf

Meet 29 icons, from pop stars to sporting heroes, and discover how they overcame a range of mental health issues, from anorexia to depression, to live inspiring lives. At a time when kids' mental health is under more pressure than...

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The Complete Adventures on Nim's Island

The Complete Adventures on Nim’s Island

Wendy Orr, Kerry Millard, Geoff Kelly

In a palm tree, on an island, in the middle of the wide blue sea, was a girl. Nim's hair was wild, her eyes were bright, and around her neck she wore three cords. One was for a spyglass, one for a whorly, whistling shell, and one...

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The Tell

The Tell

Martin Chatterton

Rey Tanic is not like other 14 year olds. His dad is a mafia boss. His dad is also in jail. When Rey's life explodes, every decision he makes will shape the rest of his life.

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Dog Man Paw-Some Journal

Dog Man Paw-Some Journal

Dav Pilkey

Is it Dog Man or his Supa Buddy alter ego, the Bark Knight? YOU decide by flipping the pages of this PAW-some Dog Man journal!

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Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain

Lauren Wolk

The Newbery Honor-winning author of Wolf Hollow returns with the story of an unforgettable young heroine in Depression-era Maine.

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 Read reviewSometimes Cake

Sometimes Cake

Edwina Wyatt, Tamsin Ainslie

For anyone who has ever wished for a party every day of the year, this is a story about finding your own reasons to have cake.

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I Can Do It

I Can Do It

Patricia Hegarty, Hilli Kushnir

You can do it! Have fun tying shoelaces, fastening buttons and more, by using the step-by-step instructions and interactive elements.

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Hike

Hike

Pete Oswald

In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in...

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Dust Road

Dust Road

Tom Huddleston

The sequel to FloodWorld, this equally cinematic book tells the story of Kara and Joe's adventures in the US, as they travel with a band of ideological outlaws, hell-bent on destroying the Mariners and stealing their world. Can...

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The Unadoptables

The Unadoptables

Hana Tooke, Ayesha L. Rubio

In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances- one...

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Blended

Sharon M. Draper

Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are...

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Girl from the Sea

Girl from the Sea

Jane Tanner, Margaret Wild

Who lives in that cottage by the sea? I wish. I wish. I wish it was me. A lyrical masterpiece by Margaret Wild and Jane Tanner.

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