Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-fighting-robot arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop.
Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
'I want my book to be in schools and read by politicians and young people everywhere, so that they can learn about Tjukurpa Law, and realise how crucially important Tjukurpa is to Anangu Aboriginal people. Our Tjukurpa Law is all-encompassing. It was always intended to be eternal, but we know it is at risk. This is why I am documenting it now. I want to raise people's consciousness. I want us to be acknowledged by the wider society and the government. I am hoping to start a movement of new awareness.' Written in Pitjantjatjara and English, this book showcases the enduring legacy of senior Mimili Maku artist Mumu Mike Williams' extraordinary life and art.
Mo Willems' Pigeon is BACK in a hilarious story perfect for those about to start school or nursery.
There is no such thing as a bad Mo Willems book The Times The Pigeon is about to get SCHOOLED. Do YOU think he should go?
Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! Well ... almost everything. And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? I mean, what if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Age Range 7+ Jack loves visiting Grandpa in his old train carriage. He loves helping him in the train museum. And he loves hearing his stories about trains and railways. From runaway engines to people-powered carriages, train-robbing bushrangers and lifesaving pointsmen, Grandpa always has a tale to pass the time. Best of all, every one of them is true.
Join Jack and his Grandpa as they journey through Australian railway history - and try to save the town's precious train museum.
Budding young train enthusiasts will love poring over the historic photos and facts and figures at the end of each chapter, and testing their knowledge in the `Train Your Brain' quizzes.
Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event- the fiftieth Anniversary.
Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating, charismatic new girl - while Beanie is struggling with a terrible revelation.
As parents descend upon Deepdean for the Anniversary, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface. Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by - and soon, a violent death occurs.
Can the girls solve the case - and save their home?
The brilliant new mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.
The CIRCUS is coming to town, and NELSON and his friends have a chance to be part of the show!
Nelsons AMAZING NINJA SKILLS will be PERFECT!
But what will NINJA Nelson do when BIG TROUBLE arrives at the BIG TOP!
Age range 9 to 12 When a tree cries out in pain, some unexpected heroes come to the rescue.
Nema and her gang of young nematodes (tiny worms) embark on a dangerous journey underground. The Xenos, a group of wise but deadly bacteria, hitch a ride. The story of how they help the tree is full of action, life-or-death challenges and microscopic warfare. It is a story of co-operation and ancient partnership, about events happening all over the Earth, in the hidden worlds beneath our feet.
When her parents announce their impending separation, Natalie can't understand why no one is fighting or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She'd always imagined she would end up with Zach one day-in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed and nothing is quite making sense.
Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.
It Sounded Better in My Head is a tender, funny and joyful novel about longing, confusion, feeling left out and finding out what really matters-from an exciting new voice in Australian YA writing.
A brilliantly rich and strange fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters - be they good, bad or somewhere in between.
It is a well-known fact that fairies are born from a baby's first laugh. What is not as well documented is how monsters come into being ...
This is the story of a creature who is both strange and unique. When he hatches down in the vast underground lair where monsters dwell, he looks just like a human boy - much to the disgust of everyone watching. Even the grumpy gargoyles who adopt him and nickname him `Imp' only want him to steal chocolate for them from the nearby shops. He's a child with feet in both worlds, and he doesn't know where he fits.
But little does Imp realise that Thunderguts, king of the ogres, has a great and dangerous destiny in mind for him, and he'll stop at nothing to see it come to pass ...
Toffle Towers is about to be inherited by the next generation.
Chegwin Toffle is only ten years old. But he isn't going to let that stop him from turning this run-down hotel into a success. Chegwin is determined to transform Toffle Towers from a boring hotel for grown-ups into an incredibly exciting destination for children (and their families).
But running a hotel isn't easy. Chegwin has a lot to learn, and his tendency to drift off into daydreams isn't helping.
Chegwin has plenty of ideas. But can he turn his madcap daydreams into reality?
Age range 3 to 6
A delightful Australian alphabet that travels the country highlighting the expected and unexpected.
A brand new exquisitely imagined historical fantasy novel set on the canals of Venice from award-winning author, Michelle Lovric for ages 9+ Venice in 1740, a serene and lovely city.
But look beneath the surface . . . step off the edge of what you think you know . . .
Young orphan Lily has grown up in a glum, prison-like convent. Her only freedom is walking the beautiful streets of Venice, dreaming of escape...of a family...of being loved.
Then someone tries to steal the bones of Venice's beloved Saint Lucy. Without her protection, the city's vibrant colours fade to grey. And soon, the Venetians start to turn on one another.
If Lily can't find a way to save Saint Lucy, Venice - the only home she's ever known - will descend into darkness...forever.
A magical adventure set amongst mysterious canals and filled with monstrous eels, moody mermaids and menacing curses.
A dash of Judy Blume, a spoonful of secrets and a whole lot of fun get mixed up in this big-hearted debut by Ampersand Prize-winning author Lisa Siberry. Twelve-year-old Lily Green's life is falling apart. Her best friend, Violet, is more interested in the latest shade of lip gloss than hanging out. Her enemy, Zoe, is determined to beat Lily in the school science competition - and win Violet's friendship, too. Worst of all, Lily's precious family beauty salon - the last connection she has to her dad - has hit hard times, and her mum has decided to sell it.
When Lily accidentally mixes up a string of wild and wonderful beauty products from the mysterious plants in her neighbour's garden, she thinks she's found the perfect way to save the salon - and get her best friend back. But are her inventions as beautiful as she thinks? And when things start turning ... ugly ... can Lily find the real `secret ingredient' that will save the salon, seal her friendships, and win the school science competition?
Beautifully written and full of warmth, this captivating middle-grade novel explores family, friendship and the true meaning of beauty.
Isabella, Griffin and their friends have settled into New City, enrolled in school and are making new friends, including the charming Aleksander Larsen.
But their home is facing a new threat - weather patterns are becoming erratic and fierce ice storms batter the city.
When someone from Isabella's past returns, loyalties are tested. Who is watching her from the shadows? And can Isabella and Griffin's friendship survive this furious final storm?
Grandson and grandpa run away together for a one-night adventure in this chapter book from Swedish great Ulf Stark I hate the food here, Grandpa said.
They've taken all the joy out of it. Not even the water tastes any good.
Perhaps you should run away, I suggested. I did a lot of that when I was young, he said. But I think it's a bit late now...
But by the time I had to leave for the bus, we'd made a plan.
Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. In One Small Island, Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch bring us the story of this remote and precious World Heritage Site. Together they explore the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.
This is a beautiful, award-winning picture book by much-loved children's book creators Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch about the remote and precious World Heritage site, Macquarie Island, and the battle to save it from environmental destruction. One Small Island asks the important question- can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
When you were born, a song began...
So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique 'song', then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive - love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn. In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labour, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasise that we all must play our part in championing children's rights and offering support to those who need it most.
With deeply moving watercolour illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children and adults alike to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness.
Meet Llama, a true hero for the ages, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves cake way more than you.
On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing trousers, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world.
In their debut picture book, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox introduce young readers to the hilarious, the oblivious, the apocalyptically adorable Llama. So grab some cake and prepare to dance . . . because the time for Llama is nigh!
Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he's rescuing a rhino who's lost its parents... But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together?
A madcap adventure for children, adults and rhinos alike.
Praise for Mr Gumpy's Outing - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal A story of real drama observed with gentle humour
This lovely story about a child and their grandfather searching for cicadas is part of the award-winning narrative nonfiction Nature Storybooks series.
In the summertime, Grandpa and I go cicada-watching. We put our camping gear into my wagon and walk down to the local reserve. Last year we saw five Green Grocers, three Yellow Mondays and one Floury Baker. Can we find the rare Black Prince this year?
This heartwarming nonfiction picture book is written by award-winning author Lesley Gibbes and gorgeously illustrated by Judy Watson.
Gus is a very grumpy dog. He doesn't like much of anything, especially making new friends. So what will Gus do when a little puppy with a spring-in-his-step appears on the scene?
Giggle away those grumps with This is Gus, a hilarious picture book written and illustrated by the fantastic Chris Chatterton, about bad moods and learning to compromise. After all . . . we all have Gus days!
Age range 0 to 3 Help your future genius become the smartest baby in the room by introducing them to Bayesian probability with the next instalment of the Baby University board book series!
Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning. Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is the perfect book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging way.
Bayesian Probability for Babies is a colourfully simple introduction to the principles of probability. It's never too early to become a scientist!
Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.
But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.
A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family.
After the dramatic events of the last few weeks, Greer Macdonald is trying to concentrate on her A levels. Stuck for a play to direct for her drama exam, she gets help from an unexpected quarter . . .
A priceless lost play, buried by time, is pushed under her door. It is Ben Jonson's The Isle of Dogs, a play considered so dangerous in Elizabethan times that every copy was burned . . . except one. As the students begin to rehearse, events become increasingly dark and strange, and they lead Greer back to where she never thought she would return - Longcross Hall.
There she discovers that not only is the Order of the Stag alive and well, but that a ghost from the past might be too . . .
Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change.
A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.
Age range 16+ Kaya is completing her Higher School Certificate when she is woken in the middle of the night by her mother. They are to pack immediately and go to their holiday home in the Blue Mountains. Her father is `not coming back'. He has been involved in a court case to give evidence against some dangerous criminals.
Months later, they are still in hiding and the mysteries are multiplying. Kaya is not sure who to trust: her mother's new friend, the policeman or her new friend, Eric, from the local store.
She is also recovering from memory loss caused by PTSD after a chilling encounter with the criminals. She is seeing a psychologist in an attempt to recall the evidence she might have to give in a forthcoming trial.
Her best friend, Jenna, has gone overseas and Kaya is trying to make sense of what is really happening.
Jannali Jones has crafted a thrilling story which stays on the edge right to the end.
In each apartment, someone is preparing a special dish to share with their neighbours. Mr Singh is making coconut dahl with his daughter while Maria mashes some avocados for her guacamole. Will everything be ready on time?
Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs. Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is a visual feast to share and delight in.
One day, on the banks of a billabong, a very clever dingo caught a wombat and decided to make a gooey, brewy, yummy, chewy wombat stew!
In this classic Australian picture book, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. But the other bush animals have a plan to save their friend. They trick the dingo into using mud, feathers, flies, bugs and gumnuts in his stew, and the result is something the dingo will never forget!
The Butterfly Garden is an entertaining introduction to the life cycle of a butterfly - played out by a fat caterpillar, a hungry kookaburra and a supporting cast of beautiful butterflies.
Spare and simple, The Butterfly Garden also weaves in the idea of how the kookaburra may have got his laugh. Fern Martins illustrations are a mix of strong colour and transulcent beauty. Her stained-glass interpretations of the cocoon at its various stages show its ephemeral quality in a joyful and fluid way.
This feel-good board book for Early Childhood will bring a smile to all readers.
So begins Beatrix Potter's retelling of Red Riding Hood. Filled with the delicious darkness of the original classic fairy tale - and some trademark Potter wit and flourishes - this book is brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world's greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury.
Cat is the glue holding her family together. When her little brother Chicken has a meltdown, she knows just how to calm him, whether it's scratching his back or reading his favourite book. They've always had a special bond. But with their mum working extra hard after their dad's death, Cat is struggling to keep everything afloat.
When Cat and Chicken unexpectedly end up spending the summer with the grandparents they've never met, Cat suddenly has the space to be a kid again. Gradually, she discovers that days on Gingerbread Island are full of fishing, fireflies and new friendships - as well as a lifetime of family secrets. Could this summer be Cat's chance to bring her fractured family together again?
It's 1897 and since The Magnificent Marko dramatically departed the stage, no magician has come close to performing a trick as spectacular as The Golden Butterfly. With her grandfather gone, Luciana feels that the world has lost its wonder. Then the imposing leader of the Grand Society of Magicians appears, searching for something belonging to Marko, and Luciana is drawn into a world of danger and deception. As she battles to protect her grandfather's greatest legacy, can she distinguish reality from illusion?
It is Charlotte's first night at boarding school. Before she goes to sleep, she sees from the window a corner of the new building. But when she wakes up, instead of the building there is a huge, dark cedar tree, and the girl in the next bed is not the girl who slept there last night. She calls Charlotte 'Clare', and says she is her younger sister Emily. Somehow, Charlotte has slipped back forty years to 1918 and the end of the First World War. Charlotte and Clare swap places ever night until one day Charlotte becomes trapped in 1918 and must find a way to return to her own time before the end of term.
Matt is new, quiet and shy. Jazzy is outspoken, popular and confident. They'd never normally be friends.
But things in the village of Burnham Stone aren't normal: Matt has seen something extraordinary up in Burnham Wood. And Jazzy is the only one who believes him. With the help of Matt's little dog and Jazzy's little sister, the two make surprising discoveries-and unleash such a powerful force that nothing can ever be the same again.
A wonderful story about friends, growing up, and the very real magic in the world around us.
Fourteen-year-old Cadmus has been scholar Tulluss slave since he was a babyhis master is the only family he knows. But when Tullus disappears and a taciturn slave called Togformerly a British princessarrives with a secret message, Cadmuss life is turned upside-down. The pair follow a trail that leads to Emperor Nero himself, and his crazed determination to possess the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology. This madcap quest will push Cadmus to the edge of the Roman Empireand reveal unexpected truths about his past...
Tally is ten years old and she's just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there's something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can't ignore, no matter how hard she tries: Tally is autistic.
Tally's autism means there are things that annoy her even though she wishes they wouldn't. It means that people misunderstand her and feel frustrated by her.
People think that because Tally's autistic, she doesn't realise what they're thinking, but Tally sees and hearsand noticesall of it. And, honestly? That's not the easiest thing to live with.
'A reminder that every childhood is different, and some are jaw-droppingly, mind-bendingly, heart-wrenchingly different.' - Morris Gleitzman, Australian Children's Laureate Deng Adut was six years old when war came to his village in South Sudan. Taken from his mother, he was conscripted into the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. He was taught to use an AK-47 and sent into battle.
Shot in the back, plagued by illness and the relentless brutality of war, Deng's future was bleak. A child soldier must kill or be killed. But, after five years, he was rescued by his brother John and, miraculously, they became the third Sudanese family resettled in Australia.
Songs of a War Boy is the inspirational memoir of a young man who has overcome unthinkable adversity to become a lawyer, refugee advocate and NSW Australian of the Year. It is also an important reminder of the power of compassion.
Content warning: Parts of this book contain confronting material that might cause distress to some readers. For ages 12+
A frank, funny, age-appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period, from Dr Melissa Kang (a former Dolly Doctor) and Yumi Stynes (all-round excellent woman).
Getting your period for the first time can be mortifying, weird and messy - and asking questions about it can feel even worse.
But it doesn't have to be like that!
This little book is packed with honest advice on all the things you need to know: from what cramps feel like to whether you can feel it coming out, to what you should do if your pad leaks onto your clothes. Welcome To Your Period includes case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens (and answers from real experts - us!) so you can manage your period like a boss.
Quog and Oort are on their way to Kevin's birthday party. Unfortunately, their spaceship has crashed. Pick up this book to lend them a hand!
An interstellar exploration of hands and what's inside them, from the award-winning creators of the internationally successful Do Not Lick This Book.
Norma misses her great-uncle Frank, but she is looking forward to his funeral. She's excited for time off school and a chance to play with her favourite cousin, Ray.
And even though the day is full of things Norma doesn't understand, she is sure of one thing: Uncle Frank would have liked his funeral.
This is a gentle and even joyful story about life and death, and how kids navigate the most serious of subjects.
There's only one dad like you, Dad.
My hero, friend and guide.
You teach me about this great big world and how to enjoy the ride.
Wise dads, caring dads, daring dads, creative dads - each dad brings their own sense of fun. Joyful, tender and heartfelt, THERE'S ONLY ONE DAD LIKE YOU is a celebration of the merry magic of dads.
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 to find his place in the world.
Great things happen when you reach for the sky.
SURPRISE! The little red chicken is back in David Ezra Stein's follow-up to the Caldecott Honor book Interrupting Chicken.
It's homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learnt what every good story should have: an elephant of surprise. Or is it, as her papa suggests, an element of surprise? As they dive into some stories - looking for the parts that make you go Whoa! I didn't know that was going to happen! - Papa is sure he can convince Chicken he's right. After all, there are no elephants in The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel or The Little Mermaid... Or are there?
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That's not my... with this new addition to the series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet lots of adorable koalas. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
In her first YA novel, Costa-shortlisted Kit de Waal responds to classic MOBY DICK by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl.
Dinah's whole world is upside down, dead things and angry men and cuts all over her head that are beginning to sting....
Seventeen-year-old Dinah needs to leave her home, the weird commune where she grew up. She needs a whole new identity, starting with how she looks, starting with shaving off her hair, her 'crowning glory'. She has to do it quickly, because she has to go now.
Dinah was going to go alone and hitch a ride down south. Except, she ends up being persuaded to illegally drive a VW campervan for hundreds of miles, accompanied by a grumpy man with one leg. This wasn't the plan.
But while she's driving, Dinah will be forced to confront everything that led her here, everything that will finally show her which direction to turn...
In her first YA novel, Costa-shortlisted author Kit de Waal responds to the classic MOBY DICK with entirely new characters, a VW campervan, and by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl who's determined to find a new life, far away from her unconventional upbringing.
Astrid Bell Dutiful daughter. Classical singer. Secret pop songwriter. And suffering from stage fright.
Jacob Skalicky. Trust-fund kid. Indie singer. Immensely gifted performer. And refusing to sing again.
Are they polar opposites? In his grief and fury at the world, Jacob certainly thinks so.
But when Jacob loses everything and Astrid uncovers a shocking family secret, they may need each other to make sense of their lives.
PRAISE FOR THE HARPER EFFECT BY TARYN BASHFORD 'A heartfelt story about perseverance, believing in yourself, family and love, The Harper Effect did not disappoint. Bashford kept me hooked from the first page.' Teenreads 'This novel is the kind of book that makes me want to be a better writer . . . Beautifully written, this story will stick with me for a long, long time.' Tara Gilboy, author of Unwritten
Think you know the story of the Little Mermaid? Think again... Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice?
Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is re-imagined through a searing feminist lens.
They told her that her body belonged to men and her mind didn't matter. They were wrong.
What if I don't want to marry? Lillian held her breath. She had never said the words out loud. Not want to marry? Her aunt frowned. What else would you do?
Set in a Ugandan village, Lilian has learned to shrink herself to fit other people's ideas of what a girl is. In her village a girl is not meant to be smarter than her brother. A girl is not meant to go to school or enjoy her body or decide who to marry. Especially if she is poor.
Inspired by and written in consultation with young Ugandan women, I Am Change is the tragic but empowering story of how a young girl finds her voice and the strength to fight for change.
An uplifting, warmhearted early chapter book about a crow, who proves you can move mountains (or even dromedaries) and perform truly heroic deeds if you believe in yourself Zanzibar cooks a fine mushroom omelette,and he is a crow who wears his feathers well. At least he thought so, until a spectacled lizard knocks at his door, wanting to write an article about a remarkable person. Is Zanzibar remarkable? The lizard seems to doubt it. Zanzibar thinks: To be remarkable, I must achieve something incredible, an extraordinary feat. So he decides that's what he'll do. His feat will be an attempt to lift a dromedary.
Can you trust what you see? Of course you can't, and that's part of the fun! Fantastic Optical Illusions contains more than 150 illusions of all types, all waiting to blur your vision and send your brain into a spin.
This book features all the best and most interesting illusion types: ambiguous and impossible figures, hidden objects, colour and brightness effects, length, size and shape misperceptions, illusory moving patterns and image paradoxes. Created by the experts at the award-winning Archimedes-lab.org, this book is sure to amaze and astound!
An international bestseller, The Kids Only Cookbook is packed with over 50 simple, delicious and fun recipes containing easy-to-follow captions and 300 photos in a unique cartoon-strip style to inspire children of all ages to get busy in the kitchen.
Original and creative projects will capture kids' imaginations, such as the paper bag breakfast of a bacon and egg sandwich in a paper bag cooked on a barbecue. The kick'n'roll tin can ice cream is bound to be the project of the summer: pack a large tin can with ice and rock salt, insert a sealed ziplock bag containing cream, sugar and vanilla and kick it to the park or the beach...within 25 minutes...homemade ice cream!
Kids will also learn as they go along; each recipe contains a culinary technique such as beating, whipping, piping or baking and 'Adult alerts' appear throughout the book and ensure the recipes are all easy and safe to make.
This is a book which will become treasured as it helps children to discover the endless fun to be had in the kitchen and to learn skills which will stay with them for life.
This illustrated book by the New York Times bestselling creators of the Happiness Is . . . project will leave your family in stitches. The World's Best Jokes for Kids Volume 2 is filled with hundreds of corny, brilliant, and silly jokes - each paired with a small drawing that's a sweet comic gem in itself. It's the perfect book for road trips, rainy days, or those special moments when kids and parents can laugh together.
This book is for you and your dad.
Draw, decorate, colour in, count, play naughts and crosses, make a fish (or two) and then present the book to your dad for any special occasion: birthday, Xmas, Father's Day ... or just because.
An interactive picture book to personalise for your dad.
Whether you're planning an adventure or just want to learn outdoor skills, Survival for Beginners is the perfect book for you. Learn the basics - from picking the best tent for your expedition to knowing how to pitch it - with clear step-by-step illustrations. Find out why not to camp beneath a tree, how to peg out your tent and when to slacken the guy lines. Once you're safely under canvas, discover how to forage for food, light a fire with flints and cook up delicious grub.
Find out what to take on your expedition, how to plan your route and what to include in your essential survival kit. There are also tips and advice for what to do when encountering some not-so-friendly animals, such as crocodiles, jellyfish, dingoes, kangaroos and snakes. To help you find your way, you will learn how to use a map and compass, or the sun and stars as a guide. Discover the best way to hike over diverse terrains, including forests, swamps, forests, deserts and mountains. Learn, too, how to predict the weather by observing cloud formations and wind direction.
So start packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure and don't forget your copy of Survival for Beginners.
Age range 3 to 6 In this quintessentially Australian title, Going to the Footy combines richly textured and striking illustrations of iconic Australian modes of transport, with some gentle humour.
This strikingly beautiful book for Early Childhood will captivate young children and older readers alike. The highly original artwork of Debbie Coombes in a vibrant Tiwi style, will showcase many different ways to get `to the footy'.
Whether you go to the footy in a tinny, a troopy or on a barge, this book is unforgettable.
The imaginations of children from all over the world have been inhabited by the unforgettable characters of the fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the courageous twins Hansel and Gretel, the unfortunate Frog Prince, Cinderella and her hateful step-sisters, and many more. Many children have closed their eyes at the end of the day, lulled to sleep by these stories, which have by now become a part of global literary heritage. In this volume of some of the most famous and best-loved fairy tales, world famous illustrator Manuela Adreani, has created a brand new world with her delicate and brightly-coloured illustrations where children can rediscover their favourite characters through new eyes, while the adults with them can relive some of their warmest childhood memories. AGES: 6 plus AUTHOR: Manuela Adreani has worked as a graphic artist and animator. After winning a scholarship to the European Institute of Design, she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy's RAI television. In 2011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She illustrated the volumes Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White, and The Wizard of Oz for White Star Kids, and was one of the winners of the illustration contest organised for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio.
The men come at night. The first Hasina knows of it is her aunt's voice, urgent, full of fear. 'Up, up. Get up! ' The second thing is smoke. Then there is a scream. 'Run,' her father shouts. 'And don't stop!' Hasina races deep into the Rakhine forest to hide with her cousin Ghadiya and her little brother, Araf. When they emerge some days later, it is to a silent, smouldering village. Their own house has not been burnt down but where are the rest of her family? Perhaps they have been gathered up and taken away ... or worse. So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.
To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known.
It is 1943. During the war, you rescue and hide an Australian airman near your small Italian village. He tells you that you can be anything you dream of - but those dreams are fast slipping away. As you make the leap for a new life, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn.
Can you overthrow the curse of bad luck that has plagued your family and prove yourself in a new land? You'll be asked to stand up to bullies, stage a mutiny, and make your contribution to one of the greatest engineering projects the world has ever seen.
At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria.
When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship.
But at the same time, Aya and her family must fight to be allowed to remain in the country, to make a home for themselves and to find Aya's father - separated from the rest of the family during the journey from Syria.
With beautiful, captivating writing, wonderfully authentic ballet detail, and an important message championing the rights of refugees, this is classic storytelling - filled with warmth, hope and humanity.
Bertie Black has just moved in with her new step family, but it doesn't feel like home. She spends her time practising cool ninja moves, until the sound of music carries her to Stardust School of Dance. She is offered a role as a dancing shepherd. But will Bertie take her ninja moves from the shadows to the stage. If she does she might find a real home at Stardust. But will she take the leap?
Lulu Lullaby knocks over Grandma's precious ballet trophy and it smashes into a million pieces! Lulu is heartbroken. But she wants to make things right. If only Lulu can get the lead role in Stardust's new performance of Cinderella, she just might be able to win her own trophy and make Grandma proud. Will Lulu's dreams come true?
Meet Amelia Jane! She's a (mischievous) Strong Independent rag doll and she's about to enchant a whole new generation of readers! A collection of 11 classic fantastical short stories from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. Amelia Jane has an uncanny knack for getting herself into mischief and into trouble with the rest of the toys in the playroom - from snipping off Pink Rabbit's tail to tipping a bucket of sea-water over Tom, the toy soldier, on a trip to the seaside. But really, Amelia Jane has a brave and adventurous heart of gold - and when the toys need rescuing from naughty goblins or big waves, it's Amelia Jane to the rescue! Short, entertaining and accessible stories make the Amelia Jane books perfect for bedtime reading and for newly independent readers of five and upwards. A charming and fun offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
Meet Amelia Jane! She's a (mischievous) Strong Independent rag doll and she's about to enchant a whole new generation of readers! A collection of 13 classic fantastical short stories from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. Amelia Jane has an uncanny knack for getting herself into mischief and into trouble with the rest of the toys in the playroom - from hiding all the toys shoes in a mouse hole to letting Goldy the canary escape out of his cage to fly all around the nursery! But when the toys really need help, Amelia is always ready to save the day! Short, entertaining and accessible stories make the Amelia Jane books perfect for bedtime reading and for newly independent readers of five and upwards. A charming and fun offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
When dad's business takes a sudden turn for the worse, the McGuffin family face the terrible prospect of having to sell their house and move in with Aunt Brenda and her seventeen cats (and wooden leg).
Only Charlie and best friends Flora, Mohsen and Wogan can save the day. If they can break into the fortress-like offices of Van Der Gruyne Industries and recover the McGuffins' stolen gold, maybe Charlie won't have to move away after all.
Trouble is, the pressure is getting to Charlie, making it harder for him to control when he changes into an animal - and harder still to change back. Can Charlie's friends help him master his powers once and for all, or will he end up stuck as a pigeon forever . . . ?
The second book in this middle grade series perfect for David Walliams fans is a hilarious blend of humour and heart, brilliantly illustrated by Sarah Horne.
I said to Mum that the sky-workers must have really good heads for heights, but she said, 'Either that, or they have a family to feed and will do anything for a job that pays.' It is 1932 and Sydney has hit hard times, but the construction of a bridge that will reach across the harbour is setting spirits soaring. Both Alice and Billy tell the story of building the spectacular Harbour Bridge, which will link the north shore to the working class suburbs of the southand unify a separated city.
What are moral and legal rights and how are they recognized in our society? This engaging title explores what having 'rights means, while pointing out that we can't have rights without also having responsibilities. A discussion about standing up for your rights will help readers understand the importance of individual rights and how they must be protected.
Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of continents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet.
Discover how the Yakut people survive in the Arctic temperatures of Siberia, or why tattoos are so important in Maori culture. Learn about the Mbendeje people's hunting sign language that lets them silently creep up on unsuspecting prey. People and Places- a children's encyclopedia allows you to explore different cultures through illuminating photography and bitesize chunks of information.
The perfect companion to geography and culture projects for school-aged children, this book is a treasure trove of facts and information about the people that make up our world.
Told in dazzling maps and informative sidebars, Manhattan explores the 400+ year history of Manhattan Island.
From before its earliest settlement to the vibrant metropolis that exists today, the island of Manhattan has always been a place of struggle, growth, and radical transformation. Humans, history, and natural events have shaped this tiny sliver of land for more than 400 years. In Manhattan, travel back in time to discover how a small rodent began an era of rapid change for the island. Learn about immigration, the slave trade, and the people who built New York City. See how a street plan projected the city's future, and how epic fires and storms led to major feats of engineering above and below ground. Through dramatic illustrations, informative sidebars, and detailed maps inspired by historic archives, Manhattan explores the rich history that still draws people from all around the world to the island's shores today. From The Battery downtown up to Inwood, every inch of the island has a story to tell.
We hear about them all the time, but how much do you actually know about the ancient Romans?
In Ancient Rome (My First Fact File), you'll find out all about this incredible society that lasted for over 2,000 years. Discover how the Roman Empire sprawled across Europe and beyond, and how it shaped the world as we know it today. Read all about the battle tactics of the Roman army, and the powerful siege engines they used to conquer the world. Learn about the food eaten in the ancient Roman era, which included roasted ostriches and giraffe legs!
A fascinating flap book packed with facts about Ancient Greece. Find out what it's like inside a Greek city-state, learn all about the Greek gods and myths, discover how temples were built and how Ancient Greek armies fought in battles. The period covered spans from the earliest Minoan civilisation on Crete to the empire of Alexander the Great.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Peep through the beautifully laser-cut pages to find out all about life in Ancient Egypt. See pharaohs visiting temples, fishermen out on the River Nile, and wealthy nobles throwing extravagant parties. Lift the flaps to find crocodiles lurking beside the Nile, and to see inside lavish royal tombs hidden in the Valley of the Kings.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation.
Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture!
This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
What is a worker bee? How do bees collect pollen? What are baby bees called? Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn how different species are born, grow up and reproduce with this stunning series. Packed with amazing photographs of every stage, labelled diagrams to explain growth and development, fascinating facts and discussion points for further learning.
Follow the evolution of plants and animals, from the first living things 6 billion years ago to the animals living in the world today.
DARWIN'S TREE OF LIFE shows how the incredible diversity of life on earth came to be. This beautifully illustrated book starts from the dawn of life and shows the order in which plants and animals evolved, the different branches of 'The Tree of Life', and how plants and animals have changed over time in many amazingly different ways.
why crabs run sideway which fish was the first to walk on land why birds are similar to dinosaurs why human brains are located in the head and not in our feet.
. which creatures can survive 30 years without eating which mammal has the strongest bite of any predator why hedgehogs have spines Stunningly illustrated by illustrator and print maker, Margaux Carpentier, children will enjoy finding out about a whole world of wonderful animals on our amazing planet Earth.
Largest. Fastest. Biggest. Most Extreme. From gigantic, spaceship-carrying transporters to ultra-luxurious motorhomes and the Large Hadron Collider - the biggest machine ever constructed by humans - this eye-popping book covers everything young readers want to know about the most amazing machines on the planet! Covering machines on land, in the air, at sea and in space, Extreme Machines is guaranteed to keep gadget-mad kids spellbound.
With dozens of flaps to lift and lots of information to uncover, there's plenty to see in this bustling airport-themed book. From the excitement and commotion of check-in to the runway where dozens of planes await take off, you can learn all about the terminal. There's a paper plane to spot in every scene, a jet-setting family to find and a gatefold finale.
Ever wondered what your body does to all the different kinds of food you eat? Lift the flaps to find out how your body deals with fat, sugar, carbohydrates, protein and vitamins, and what the different nutrients do for you. Also find out about tiny bacteria living in your gut, why some people are allergic to foods, and what we should be eating.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
What's the point of belly buttons? When will my voice go deep? Why do I have to go to bed? Curious children can find out about growing up and puberty, hormones, periods, shaving and much more in this entertaining book with over 60 flaps to lift. There are helpful tips on coping with growing up, and links to websites with more information, too.
Now, kids can have a snack while learning a thing or two about science with Emma Vanstone's edible science experiments.
Curious kids will learn about liquid density by making layered popsicles, simulate how earthquakes affect buildings on different kinds of foundations using Jell-O and brownies and give their engineering skills a go by building bridges out of egg shells. Parents can rest easy knowing that their kids are learning and indulging their inquisitive natures using safe materials.
Each experiment investigates and explains a different scientific principle using ingredients found right in your kitchen. And the best part is that after kids have built up an appetite exercising their scientific muscles, they will already have a snack just waiting to be eaten.
Vanstone is the creator of the award-winning blog Science Sparks, which has over 334k followers on social media. She is also the author of This Is Rocket Science. This book features 60 experiments and 75+ photos.
This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology.
Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own phone charger, make a set of speakers, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Inventor Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home.
Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples.
With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Inventor Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
Where does all the plastic waste go?
Journey through the life cycle of plastic - how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.
This riveting narrative told from the astronauts' points of view offers a unique approach to the story behind Apollo 11's successful - though nearly disastrous - 1969 moon landing. Readers are brought along on the ride of a lifetime, as they relive every step of the mission, including the nail-biting (and relatively unknown) crucial moments when it came close to failure. And, setting this book apart, each section is linked to the innovations and discoveries from the past four centuries that made each step possible - from Copernicus to the Nazis, the sextant to Velcro.
The Imagine You Were There... series celebrates events that changed the world and the people who made them happen. 2019 sees the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and Walking on the Moon celebrates this milestone by helping readers imagine what it was like to actually be there. Blended with stunning photographs and lively artwork, the book includes step-by-step details of events leading up to the mission, eyewitness accounts, and features on people who helped make the first Moon landings happen, including many of the hundreds of dedicated people working 'behind the scenes' at NASA.
One of two books in the brand-new Basher series Coding with Basher. These books combine Basher's trademark quirky and humorous illustration style with the very latest teachings on coding with the Scratch 3.0 programme from the founders of the US-based Coder School from Silicon Valley. Coding with Scratch will show children how to think like coders, and will help them to develop the skills necessary to build their own website and get it online. The book is a fun, engaging and easy to use approach to basic coding. It shows how to use today's most popular coding teaching tool, Scratch, used in over 150 countries and available in more than 40 languages.
MBBO Trains is the perfect information book for anyone with an interest in trains, their history and their future. Readers will learn about the early railways, discover the age of steam, read about the building of rail tunnels and bridges, and about the latest high-speed trains that whisk travellers over huge distances at incredible speeds. A must for anyone fascinated by locomotion.
Bored with the usual suspects? Got a thirst for more nifty nature knowledge and a love of the unknown underdog? Then LESSER SPOTTED ANIMALS 2 is the book for you! Discover more brilliant beasts you never knew you needed to know about from the altai argali to the yellow-throated marten and everything in between. From the illustrator of the mega-selling Horrible Histories comes a brand new series about all the animals you've never seen.
3D printing is a fascinating and divisive subject. Many people believe it is destined to make our lives easier, while some believe it could be misused with terrible consequences. Take an in-depth look at this amazing technology and how it is already being used in 3D Printing: The Future is Now!
The second in an exciting new series, which looks at the technologies of today that are shaping our future. Previous title Artificial Intelligence will be followed by planned titles Robots, Chips, Phones and Virtual Reality.
Dig deep into the fascinating world of dinosaurs with the first book in the What on Earth Explorer series, complete with a 2-metre long fold-out timeline. Join explorer Agent Eagle as he explores these amazing creatures - from the earliest fossil discoveries to the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. Discover the history of the dinosaur, in each major era, emphasising how dinosaur bodies and diets adapted over time. Learn about the best places to find fossils, who are the great dinosaur explorers and scientists and ultimately, what killed off the dinosaurs. A quiz, name game and glossary lead you to the book's biggest feature - a fold-out timeline featuring 100 of the most incredible dinosaurs that ever lived - from their first appearance 230 million years ago, to their current living descendants. Full of facts and bursting with illustrations, Explorer: Dinosaurs! is a unique book for any dinosaur buff.
Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn't rained for years and years and years.
One night, Ella dreamt of the ocean...
A captivating picture book from the award-winning author of The Keepers and the CBCA Notable illustrator of Where is Bear?
Grandpa, did you know that if you rub a needle with a magnet, one end will point to the north and the other end to the south? In the south there's an apartment building 160 metres tall. From the balcony, you can see the entire city. There are cinemas and ice cream shops ... and me!
As Henry measures the distance between his new apartment and Grandpa's wooden house under the mango tree, Grandpa works out how close they really are. A moving story that celebrates the bond between a boy and his grandfather.
The start of the alphabet is a wonderful place to live... unless you're allergic to apples.
After an accidental tumble through the alphabet, Alpaca must find her way back home to her friends, Ape, Alligator, Albatross, Anteater and Aardvark. But the longer Alpaca is away from home, the better she feels - her spots disappear, her nose stops running and she has a clear head for the first time ever. Perhaps the start of the alphabet, with all its apples, isn't the best place for an alpaca after all.
Shining new talent Kiah Thomas teams up with the inimitable Connah Brecon to bring the alphabet to life in this laugh-out-loud story with a wonderful surprise ending.
Hooray! It's Daddy Day.
Some days are long, sunshiny ones with nothing to do but play and laugh together. Other days are full of phone calls to make and dishes to wash. But no matter what kind of Daddy Day it is, there's always fun to be had and hugs to be shared.
A book to celebrate the unique bond that dads share with their little ones.
Grandad doesn't remember things like he used to. But I love him as much as I always have. And I know that he loves me. A story about families, laughter, and how we can help a loved one with dementia live well.
What's that creeping through the crooked creek? Is it a crocodile? Eek! Watch out, Mouse! Spot the hidden crocodiles in this fabulously fun romp from the ever-popular author and illustrator, Jonny Lambert
The perfect baby book for wibbly wobbly little ones. Guaranteed to become a family favourite!
Wibble wobble, walking tall.
Wibble wobble, tumble fall.
From talented creative duo Jen Storer and Lisa Stewart comes the perfect bedtime book for young families.
Filled with the joyful moments of a toddler's day as they discover and explore their world, this book is guaranteed to become a firm family favourite!
Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more in this captivating collection of Chinese stories, specially retold for readers today. The book features stunning traditional-style brush and ink illustrations by Chinese artist Li Weiding, and includes links to websites to find out more about Chinese folk tales and art.
What are we going to do? You dad, does he snore too? My dad snores so much that no one else can sleep . . . until we find a really clever solution!
Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too. But not everything that's broken can be fixed.
Some dads pull billy carts, painted blue and black. But my dad is a dragon . . . I sit upon his scaly back!
All dads are different. But what if your dad was really different? What if your dad was a dragon?
Little Panda startles Big Panda awake inside his den. So Big Panda, a little cranky, sets him straight by declaring, 'Mine.' Then he puts Little Panda outside on a rock and tells him, 'Yours.' When Little Panda appears at breakfast wanting Big Panda's food, he tells him again, 'Mine.' Though, to encourage Little Panda to leave, he hands him a kite and says, 'Yours.' When Little Panda has a little too much fun in the forest and sends all the other animals' things flying, they have to work together to fix it. Can they all learn a new word - 'Ours'?
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this stunning picture book is now available in a special limited edition complete with a new cover, an introduction by the author, and three spreads of new art depicting the Apollo 11 mission and the moon landing! Torben Kuhlmann transports readers to the moon and beyond in Armstrong--The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon, where dreams are determined only by the size of one's imagination and the biggest innovators are the smallest of all.
Praise for Armstrong--The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon 'One Small Step for a Mouse' indeed. --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review This beautifully illustrated story is a feast for mind and eyes and a strong selection to complement STEAM curricula. --School Library Journal, Starred Review
Every day is filled with opportunities to wonder . . . what if?
In this charming book of big questions for little readers, New York Times bestselling creator Renata Liwska explores scenarios that span the spectrum from silly to serious, gently examining both the anxieties and curiosities of everyday life.
Wondering what might happen helps expand our imaginations, whether the options are humorous or thought-provoking - or both!
So: what if . . . you turned the page?
Pig was a Pug and I'm sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way.
Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is grumpy, rude and unreasonable.
But when Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens...
Hopefully Pig has learnt a lesson!
A playful picture book that urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake from the author of Fraidyzoo There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you're happy or even because you're sad.
But, what's the best way to dance?
Exactly how you want to!
In How Do You Dance?, author-illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity, humor, and-most of all-joy, in a picture-book celebration of personal expression that will inspire young and old readers alike to get up and get moving.
Button & Popper tells the story of a family of pixies (mother, father and twelve children) who live in an apple tree. They enjoy its warmth and shelter, and eating apple pie all spring and summer long. But when autumn comes, the leaves begin to drop and the apple tree becomes a cold and wet place to live. Twin brothers Button and Popper decided they will find their family a new home, but when they trek into the city and start enquiring about an apartment with room for twelve children and their parents, people just laugh or politely excuse themselves.
Luck strikes when, through a most fortunate mix-up at the market, the pixies find themselves in the home of a Professor Pilli. When he hears their story, he invites them to look after his house while he away at the South Pole. The brothers can't believe the Professor's kindness, and when the rest of their pixie family find out the good news, everyone is relieved and happy again.
We're on an adventure with 1,001 ants! Visit the ants in their home, meet their queen, and see how ants look after their colony. Then join them on a walk through the countryside, discovering plants, insects, mushrooms and animals that live outside and in our yards. Spot the ant with red socks hidden on every double page, and enjoy a pleasant stroll through the undergrowth - seeing things that humans are usually too big to notice!
This is a fun, non-fiction storybook for children full of fascinating facts about nature. With lively and appealing illustrations, it's a must-have for inquisitive children who are curious about bugs and the animal kingdom.
Age range 2 to 5 Not so Quiet Mouse loves more than reading, the only problem is he reads very loudly.
From the author of Not so Scary Bear comes a tale of a mouse whose personality is sometimes too large for his friends. Not so Quiet Mouse celebrates the joy of reading and the enduring acceptance of true friendship.
The acclaimed Polly Dunbar (Penguin, Tilly and Friends) offers, through a lively, read-aloud story, a meditative and effective way to calm the toddler tantrum.
Every toddler feels frustrated sometimes, every toddler gets ANGRY. They scream, they shout, they see RED RED RED. Now, in her singularly expressive style, the beloved Polly Dunbar brings us the perfect picture story book to share with those little ones overwhelmed by their emotions; a true-to-life, upbeat story about a toddler tantrum that offers a meditative way to calm them down. Why not count to ten? Mum suggests to her son. One ... two ... three...
The humorous story of a little boy and a dog who are destined to be together!
Polly belongs with Molly, Eric belongs with Derek, Perry belongs with Terry - everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in their own unique way. But for Poor Mr Scruff, alone in the dogs' home, there's no one - that is until a very special little boy arrives looking for a friend...
A wonderful, witty and warm story about the true nature of friendship from award-winning author-illustrator Simon James.
Some words are made of breath. Some words are made of stone. Listen, weigh them carefully, To make music for your poem.
What better way to get away than with words! Escape to The Word Zoo, Great Balls of Poetry or A Pocket Full of Poems. In 100 Ways to Fly you'll find a poem for every mood - poems to make you laugh, to scare or disgust you, to feel silly, brave or take you on an adventure.
Eliza Jane was an unusual child. Some called her wilful, some called her wild! Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn't your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store.
From huge, stomping sauropods stretching their necks to a pair of loved-up Ankylosaurs called Maud and Frank, there are plenty of amazing dinosaurs for Eliza Jane to choose from. But this wild child is hatching a fantastic plan of her own.
With the rich and vivid art of bestselling illustrator Richard Merritt and a witty rhyming text by picture book author Lily Murray, this truly wild picture book will appeal to dino-loving, adventurous children everywhere.
Pearl and Matilda are best friends - they are like two peas in a pod, except that Matilda has TWO dads . . . Pearl cannot wait to meet them and imagines how different life must be, but she soon realises that it is just the same as having a mum and dad! A wonderful book to celebrate inclusivity.
A DELIGHTFUL STORY THAT CELEBRATES THE JOY OF READING AND FAMILY Sebastian trots off at a slow, steady speed with a bundle of books he'd love someone to read.
Where can you find the best spot to hear a story when you're the smallest and slowest one in a big family? Sebastian knows.
From talented author Kelly Hibbert and award-winning illustrator Sue deGennaro comes the perfect book that celebrates the joy of reading and family.
AN ADORABLE PICTURE BOOK FOR DADS EVERYWHERE 'Daddy up?' It's early in the morning and one little rabbit is wide awake ...
From bestselling author Kate Mayes and award-winning illustrator Sara Acton comes this gorgeous tale of an early riser who just wants to play!
A book to be loved and treasured by children, fathers and families everywhere.
PRAISE FOR DADDY CUDDLE:
'a graceful dance of words and pictures, tenderly conveying the familiar mismatch between exhausted parents and their eager-eyed children.' - Publishers Weekly 'Luscious artwork accompanies the delightful story.' - The Washington Post 'Acton's ink-and-watercolor illustrations are delightfully rough and sketchy, keeping the focus on expressions and body language.' - Kirkus Review 'This book is such a gentle and joyful little gem.' - The Little Big Book Club 'Definitely a story for bedtime!' - Creative Kids Tales 'A favourite among my kindy children at school, this is an adorable new picture book for dads everywhere' - Children's Books Daily 'I enjoyed the wonderfully warm and affection-filled conclusion to the story. As always, Sara Acton's illustrations are gentle and inviting and they complement the story beautifully.' - Kids Book Review
When Alfonso the cat hears there's a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It's brave! It's bold! And it involves a ghost pirate ship, some rather gullible fishermen, and cats . LOTS of cats.
With an infectious rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is set to become a firm favourite for fans of life on the high seas.
A glittering magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard and Sugarlump and the Unicorn. This paperback and CD edition features a charming reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni.
When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?
The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy over and over again. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni.
Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
When Arabel's father drives his taxi home late one night he comes across 'a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its beak.' He takes it home and, from that moment on, life is never the same again for the Jones family. Arabel's raven is called Mortimer - and he's one in a million. 'Nevermore!' he cries when astonished or upset, 'Down the hatch' he thinks before gobbling bowler hats, stairs, telephones. He dislikes flying except in emergencies, and with disaster-prone Mortimer around there are plenty of those.
There are 6 hilarious stories in this classic collection by Joan Aiken and illustrator Quentin Blake including- Arabel's Raven The Escaped Black Mamba The Bread Bin Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur and The Spiral Stair
'll never have a story of my own,' sighed Min. 'Im too small, and not nearly mighty enough.' Min is a tiny girl, who lives in a miniature house at the bottom of a garden. She dreams of being as brave and adventurous as her equally tiny aunts, but shes sure that will never happen. Then one night, an owl whisks her away on an extraordinary adventure, and Min discovers how brave and resourceful she really is.
A delightfully cheerful non-fiction picture book about how to care for your cat, from much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.
A non-fiction picture book about a rescue cat, with a charmingly funny story by Vivian French and lively illustrations by Salvatore Rubbino. The story follows a family who have just moved into a mouse-infested flat. Dad is terrified of mice and, after several sleepless nights, decides they should get a cat. They meet Kevin the cat in a rescue home - he's big and strong, and they're sure he'll catch all of the mice. But Kevin has other ideas... Join this lovable tomcat as he settles into his new home, gradually learning how to use a litter tray, when he'll be fed and that it's probably better to use a scratching post than to shred the back of Dad's chair. The caption text provides information on feeding, grooming and caring for your cat - and at the end of the book, there's a handy index and bibliography.
A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold.
When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play - for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity.
A cosy story about friendship, travel and knitting Far up in the north is a blueberry-blue house with a grass roof, where Lisa and Nils live. One day a tourist arrives: Otto has cycled for months, maybe years, to visit his friends. Otto wants to do a spectacular painting of the northern lights to remember his visit, but he is from a hot country and it is very cold here. He can't paint for shivering so hard. Lisa and Nils are surprised-Otto has a fur coat just like them! They didn't know there was a difference between fur and fur. His friends decide to knit him a jumper.
In this retelling of a classic fairytale, the big bad wolf is back, all dressed up in Grandma's nightie-but it's not having quite the effect he was hoping for One glorious day the wolf meets Red Riding Hood strolling through the woods. She looks a clever girl, but the wolf knows who is the cleverest. He has a plan to outwit her. But this little girl is not so easily duped. And the wolf finds unexpected hazards in wearing a frilly petticoat in the deep dark woods.
Introduce babies to adorable pets with this gorgeous crinkly contrast cloth book! On one side each animal has its own page, while the other side has a fun scene featuring all the pet pals: Cat; Tortoise; Dog; and Goldfish. The two middle pages have a tactile crinkly texture over the full surface area, and each end page features crinkle detail forming a flap. These tactile elements will fascinate babies and aid their sensory development. In addition to this, the bold patterns, black and white contrast and a bright colour palette will engage babies' attention and help support their visual development.
Introduce babies to adorable jungle animals with this gorgeous crinkly contrast cloth book! On one side each animal has its own page, while the other side has a fun scene featuring all the jungle friends: Parrot; Lion; Elephant; and Crocodile. The two middle pages have a tactile crinkly texture over the full surface area, and each end page features crinkle detail forming a flap. These tactile elements will fascinate babies and aid their sensory development. In addition to this, the bold patterns, black and white contrast and a bright colour palette will engage babies' attention and help support their visual development.
A simple, vibrantly illustrated board book focused on bodies in movement, from one of Australia's leading designer-illustrators.
Flying with your arms...
Sneezing with your nose...
There are so many interesting ways to move your body!
Learn about the different movements we can do in this vibrantly illustrated board book, with simple and fun text, from one of Australia's leading designer-illustrators, Beci Orpin.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That's not my... with this new addition to the series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet lots of adorable lions. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Follow Panda and his fire fighter crew as they respond to various emergencies. They rescue a sheep that had been trapped in a fence, put out a small fire in a waste bin, then tackle a forest fire. With sturdy pages and colourful working wheels, this book feels like a toy which babies can play with as well as following the story.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones (and their parents or carers) with new everyday experiences. In We're Going to the Dentist, Nancy and Teddy go for a dental check-up. This novelty book with a sweet story has fun flaps to lift and mechanisms to move, as well as practical tips for parents and carers on each page, endorsed by leading Early Years Consultant, Dr. Amanda Gummer.
With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, We're Going to the Dentist is the perfect book for sharing and reassuring little people.
For more toddler tips, read We're Having A Baby, I'm Not Sleepy, No More Nappies, I'm Starting Nursery, Can You Say Please?, We're Going to the Doctor and I Can Get Dressed.
Introducing babies and toddlers to colour with this bright and bold board book - a striking new addition to the top-selling First 100 series, which has now sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
There are over 100 photographs of colourful objects to look at and talk about, with labels to read and learn too.
The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold. First Book of Colours will make a fabulous addition to any early-learning library.
You must never touch a crocodile... except in this book! This wild-animal-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. They will love reading the funny rhyme about not touching the animals... and then doing it anyway! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread. Illustrated by Shannon Hays.
Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson, with new introduction.
When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she's found her calling.
Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it's the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her - Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler's troops march across Europe, Ellen finds she has promises to keep, even if it means sacrificing her future happiness . . .
Discover more of Eva Ibbotson's sweeping historical romances in The Morning Gift and The Secret Countess.
A richly imagined story of unexpected love, independence, and belonging - The Morning Gift is a classic WWII romance from Eva Ibbotson, now with new introduction.
Eighteen-year-old Ruth lives in the sparkling city of Vienna with her family, where she delights in its music, energy and natural beauty. She is wildly in love with the brilliant young pianist Heini Radik and can't wait until they are married.
But Ruth's world is turned upside down when the Nazis invade Austria and her family are forced to flee to England, and through a devastating misunderstanding she is left behind. Her only hope to escape Vienna comes from Quin, a young English professor, who unexpectedly offers her a marriage of convenience to bring her back to London.
Ruth throws herself into her new life - but a secret marriage is more difficult than she expected, especially as she and Quin find themselves drawn together.
Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess.
As WWI draws to a close, a love affair that stretches across countries, families and class begins, in master storyteller Eva Ibbotson's classic historical romance, now with new introduction.
Anna Grazinsky, a young Russian countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to help her family in any way possible, and she is soon hired as a housemaid at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion.
Then Rupert, the young Earl, returns home from the war and is fascinated by his new housemaid, and the more time they spend together the more they feel inexplicably drawn together. But they can never be together; Rupert is already engaged and Anna is only a servant . . .
Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs.
Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's a Fractional Persian-half, his mom's side-and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never really fit in at home, and he's sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn't exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they're spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city's skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush-the original Persian version of his name-and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he's Darioush to Sohrab.
This fantastic follow-up to the Storylines Tessa Duder Award-winning The Traitor and the Thief is just as exciting and action-packed as the first instalment.
Sin is dying, poisoned by his blue blood. His troubles deepen when the traitor who poisoned him escapes from the custody of the Covert Operations Group and sets out for revenge. COG tasks Sin, his friend Zonda Chubb and their frenemy Velvet Von Darque with recapturing the traitor, whatever the cost. Taking to the air in pursuit, they must battle skypirates and the terrifying Clockill to complete their mission. But with his condition worsening, can Sin survive long enough to save his friends, himself and the day?
One of the hotel's most treasured staff members is leaving and, while Mr Walker is sad to see Josephine go, he is determined to make her last week a memorable one. If only he can think of the perfect present. First things first - to cope with the summer heatwave and prepare for the Guide Dogs fundraiser. Oof, our little labrador is going to need a nap after this adventure!
Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of treats and walks. Mr Walker can't wait! That is, until his toy wombat disappears without a trace and strange noises start up in the night. Is it Mr Walker's imagination or is there a guest of the spooky kind visiting the hotel . . . ?
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them:
Our school had some musicians come and visit.
They played different instruments and it sounded awesome!
So now we want to make our own musical instruments and put on a show.
But somebody keeps breaking our instruments! Who could it be?
We need to find out who is doing it. This show needs to be super amazing!