Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals... and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life's story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his biography of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid- Rowley Jefferson's Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world - one fans won't want to miss!
All of the seven tales in this collection have one thing in common. They are stories of young women who face darkness and danger, but who prevail against the odds because of the brightness of their spirit and the strength of their resolve.
The Moon is saved from the bog by the courage of those who love her bright light ...
Fenella stays silent for seven years and weaves cloth from nettles to save her brothers ...
Nastia must learn to survive alone in the land of the midnight sun ...
Jiayang, daughter of the Emperor of China, devises an impossible quest for her unwanted suitors ...
Jennet holds fast to her beloved, despite the cruel enchantments the Faery Queen casts upon him ...
Sofiya outwits the Tsar and so wins his love and respect ...
Molly Whuppie outwits a giant and saves her sisters ...
These stories of bright young women will remind readers of their own inner radiance, which gives them power to illuminate the whole world.
This is a story of a plastic bag and a bird - a cautionary tale about taking care of our environment as well as being a wonderful showcase of some of the famous sights of Sydney.
'One day, a long time ago when I lived in Kirribilli, Sydney, I packed a lunch and set out to walk to the Botanic Gardens...
I crossed the harbour bridge then climbed down to Circular Quay. I walked beside the sea wall, past the Opera House until I reached the Botanic Gardens.
Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the thirsty roos went searching for water.
When three different groups of kangaroos - red, blue and yellow - all come to the same watering hole, they aren't sure what to make each of other at first. But they soon they discover that they aren't so different after all. As the three groups become one, new colours appear, and soon the roos have created a beautiful rainbow!
On the surface, this is a fun, light-hearted story about the colour spectrum, but on deeper level it is a beautiful celebration of diversity.
A tender, moving story of a child waiting at home for the return of his father from serving in WWI.
During World War I, Australian and New Zealand soldiers on the front were sent Christmas care packages in a tin billy. The Anzac Billy is the heartwarming story of a little boy packing a billy with all his father's favourite things - added to by mum and grandma - even though he realises there is no way that the billy can actually go to a particular soldier.
Perfectly researched, exquisitely rendered, no reader could fail to be moved by this story of Australian and New Zealand soldiers.
Wilam: A Birrarung Story is one day on a vital, flourishing river.
As ngua rises, Bunjil soars over mountain ash, flying higher and higher as the wind warms. Below, Birrarung begins its long winding path down to palem warreen. Wilam - home.
Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra River, from its source to its mouth; from its pre-history to the present day.
Trim was a cat born for adventure ...
This is the true story of a courageous, mischievous and fearless cat called Trim, who sailed with Matthew Flinders on his voyages to map the coastline of Australia and beyond.
From best-selling creators Corinne Fenton and Craig Smith, this charming picture book brings Trim's story to life.
Age range 3 to 6 A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars. Sally Morgan's beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr's sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic, his traditional motifs and a quirky sense of humour.
The exquisite first outcome of Magabala's Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. Funded by the Kestin Family Foundation, the aim of the award is to mentor Indigenous artists or emerging illustrators in the production of children's picture books.
Teacher's notes available here.
Sam Waver's life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible. Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him.
But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don't want to know and Sam simply doesn't understand.
Because what do you do when your brother says he's not your brother at all? That he thinks he's actually . . . your sister?
Mums got a cool new job at the animal hospital... but now Weirs house is like a ZOO! How can Bella and Weir help look after all the animals AND finish their school project?! It wont be easy... but it will be FUNNY!
An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz.
Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of seven thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider, and also includes three, brand new and action-packed adventures.
* An essential collection of seven short stories, never before published together in book form, including three brand new Alex Rider adventures.
* A perfect introduction to the Alex Rider world for new readers and an exciting collection of existing and brand new content for die-hard fans of the series.
A SECRET HUNT. A SECRET HERO.
Ottilie Colter is the first girl ever to join the secretive, boys-only Narroway Hunt - and she's determined that she won't be the last.
The Hunt trains children to kill ruthless monsters known as dredretches, but now it's under threat. Dredretches have invaded Fort Fiory, and no-one is safe - especially not the girls who live there, but aren't allowed to fight.
Ottilie must convince the Hunt to train the girls - but with the dredretches getting worse, talk of witchcraft on the rise, and a mysterious hooded figure in the Narroways itself, her time is running out ...
The second adventure in a thrilling feminist trilogy about friendship, monsters and having the courage to be a rebel.
The fourth Frankie Fish adventure is finally HERE! Peter Helliar's hilarious best-selling series is back and our favourite time-travellers, Frankie and Drew, are facing their trickiest hurdle yet ...
Frankie's always wanted to go to the Olympics, but when his big sister takes the Sonic Suitcase and runs away to Ancient Greece, it looks like she might get there first! It's up to Frankie and his best friend, Drew, to bring her home - but what happens when Saint Lou is determined to stay?
From Australia's favourite comedian comes the funniest, twistiest time-travel tale yet!
In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer’s classic wartime epic.
More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature.
In this stunning graphic novel adaptation - a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork - renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome.
This companion volume to Hinds’s award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.
When the future looks dark, courageous kids bring light and hope into the world. Forty true stories celebrate kids who have protested, prayed, rebelled, saved lives, earned a fortune, lost everything, become world-famous, or fought to survive war and oppression. Fearless kids, feral kids, Olympic champions, human-rights crusaders, climate-change warriors, princes and prisoners, workers and whiz-kids - they all show the true courage of kids.
From the distant past to the present moment, kids have made their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.
Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. From people of peace like Gandhi, to artists like David Hockney, musicians like Prince, poets like Kit Yan, and fashion icons like Edward Enninful - all are talented and diverse. These men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern day masculinity can be cool - and defined freely. Role models hand-picked to inspire a modern generation of boys.
From slam poet Solli Raphael to gender equality advocate Caitlin Figueiredo, soccer star Sam Kerr and youth worker Zack Bryers, this is a book about young people, for everyone. Through activism, innovation, giving back and leading by example, these game changers are building a brighter tomorrow.
Brought to life by colourful illustrations from local artists, this book showcases emerging Aussie talent and encourages readers to create positive social change.
All royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.
Can you count one blue whale? Probably.
How about 16 lions? Or 44 penguins? Or 100 fairy flies?
Join CBCA Award-winner Jennifer Cossins on an expedition through the animal kingdom, counting one to 100 and collecting fascinating animal facts along the way. Discover the colour of a zebra's skin under its stripes, how a tapir uses its nose as a snorkel when it swims, and that cranes are famous for their dancing!
Beautifully illustrated with full-colour pictures of animals great and small, from all over the world - from the familiar wombat and sea turtle to the unusual gerenuk and caracal - THE ULTIMATE ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK is an utter delight.
They say all good things come to an end... but don't hold your breath!
You and the kids are about to zigzag your way through this book. Your choices will take you who-knows-where.
There's a legend that some people once found the end, but we're not convinced.
Oh, you think you can? Well, you're welcome to try.
And the kids will love it!
From the mind-boggling brains behind This Is a Ball, Did You Take the B from My -ook?, The Red Book and Wait! comes a brand-new crowd-pleaser!
One tall tree on the mountain once marked Grandfather's farm. Now there is a busy city and Grandfather lives with us in our apartment.
Once he told stories but now he stays silent. Until one day, in the city market, I find something precious... something that brings Grandfather's memories alive again.
Miss Marcella Mink and sixty-seven of her favorite feline friends live happily in her big house by the sea. But there was a time when Miss Mink was not so happy. When Miss Mink created her own business - a feline-friendly cruise company for cat lovers and their furry companions - she found she no longer had time or energy for herself or her friends. For advice she turned to her cats, who always seemed so happy, healthy, well-rounded, well-groomed and well-rested. It was not long before the Cat Countess was feeling shipshape again. Collected here are Miss Mink's twenty cat-approved lessons, from the benefits of a good grooming and an afternoon nap to valuable advice on friendship and diet.
Errol's mum won't get off the phone. So there's only one thing for Errol to do...
Find out what happens when cheeky Errol puts his mum up for sale!
One little girl has a very special friend, the tall ancient tree in her backyard. Through the seasons, she grows along with the tree, playing in its branches and basking in its shade. She can swing and have a picnic, draw the tree and play hide and go seek. Through her time with her tree, the girl learns to appreciate the natural world as something to be savored and protected and acknowledges her place within it. The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler's emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.
One great artist inspires another, as former Children's Laureate and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal Anthony Browne creates a beautiful story about Frida Kahlo.
The artwork of Frida Kahlo inspires former Children's Laureate and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal Anthony Browne in this beautiful and surreal picture book. Stunning illustrations tell the story of a lonely young girl who discovers the power of the imagination to set you free. A tribute to an iconic artist exploring themes of belonging, creativity and hope, this is an exquisite and touching picture book.
Age range 7+ In This Is Home, much-loved author Jackie French has gathered a poem for every child and every mood. What do you feel like doing today? Sit beside a bush campfire with Oodgeroo Noonuccal, watch people going by with Henry Lawson, float away with Alison Lester, learn to read with Andy Griffiths or be brave with Shaun Tan.
Ideal for sharing with the whole family, this extensively illustrated edition brings together old favourites and sure-to-be new favourites in an indispensable addition to children's bookshelves. From poems that whisper to poems that roar, from words of tranquillity and heartbreak to those of the witty and absurd, there is something within these pages to make everyone feel at home.
A hilarious mix and match edition of the bestselling Oi Frog!.
The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends...According to Frog...
Cats sit on gnats
Dogs sit on logs
Raccoons sit on macaroons
Armadillos sit on pillows and
Chicks sit on bricks
From the creators of Before After comes another striking book of opposites, this time exploring the concepts of within and without with bright, bold graphics. Safe inside its shell, a baby bird prepares to brave the world. A spelunker descends into a wide and glittering cavern while fellow explorers cluster around a crack in the earth. Fire-red ants march busily around their anthill, oblivious of a hungry anteater waiting above. Smart and stylish, this oversize art book takes a unique approach to the concept of inside and outside, offering clever and unexpected examples that will delight readers and spark conversations about context and perspective. Inside Outside is sure to find a place in collections, on coffee tables, in classrooms, and anywhere curious minds can be found.
'The windows on all the skyscrapers are smashed... No power, no lights, no people... It's a parallel New York of some kind.' THE COMING END
When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care.
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York.
But this is no ordinary clique - they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future.
And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying.
RUN! AS FAST AS YOU CAN!
As society crumbles, Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation, they soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is perfect time for revenge...
'One of the best love stories I've ever read.' Angie Thomas, bestselling author of The Hate U Give.
From debut author justin a. reynolds comes The Opposite of Always, a razor-sharp, hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose and the moments that make life worth reliving. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and John Green.
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, he knows he's falling - hard. Soon she's meeting his best friends and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack.
But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.
Yet Kate's death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate's there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn't sure if he's losing his mind.
Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate's death, he'll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he's willing to do to save the people he loves.
'Read this one, reread it, and then hug it to your chest.' Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
The internationally bestselling love story from Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything. Now a major film starring Yara Shahidi
Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny.
Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him.
Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.
Daniel: I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations.
Never the poet. Or the dreamer.
But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store - for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
In this moving story that's perfect for fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication - they can't get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.
Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control - even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn't care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he'll turn eighteen and then he'll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will's exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn't feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?
Have you ever wanted to find fairies in the garden, meet a unicorn, ride a dragon or share a picnic with a mermaid? Just because you've never seen these magical creatures doesn't mean they don't exist!
The Wild Things of stories and the imagination are everywhere, but they're shy, secretive, sometimes camouflaged and only reveal themselves to true believers.
This fantastical guidebook will help you track dragons, create fairy fashions, brew magic potions, build snow unicorns, discover trolls and go on night hunts to capture moon magic. Search forests, meadows, fields, ponds, rivers and the seaside, as well as everyday places like school playgrounds, local parks or among the pots on the patio.
You can discover the mysteries of nature all year round and at any time of day or night. So switch your imagination on, use your senses, brush up on your magic skills and take a giant leap into the world of the Wild Things.
This book is for you and your mum.
Draw, decorate, colour in, count, spot the mum, make a butterfly (or two) and then present the book to your mum for any special occasion: birthday, Xmas, Mother's Day ... or just because.
An interactive picture book to personalise for your mum.
This terrific, travel-sized Where's Wally? book is full of searches, games and creative activities. Solve perplexing puzzles, personalise your travel checklist, design your own time machine and more. Plus, keep track of your own journeys with fun prompts, facts and challenges. And don't forget to search for Wally - he's hiding in every scene! This search-and-find book also comes with a bonus sensational story card game!
Fourth in a series of travel-sized Wally titles - look out for The Totally Essential Travel Collection, The Colouring Collection and Games on the Go! on your adventures!
With this fabulous My First book children aged 7+ can create a wonderful menagerie of adorable needle-felted animals. The projects will appeal to all young crafters, and are wonderful for children to keep for themselves or give as gifts. Craft expert Mia Underwood begins with 2D projects, such as brooches and a bookmark, then moves on to simple 3D projects such as a cute hamster and a wide-eyed owl. Children can then progress their needle-felting skills by making dogs, a squirrel, a panda, a pony, and many more fantastic creatures. There is a comprehensive techniques section so that children can perfect their needle-felting skills, and each project includes an adorable photo of the finished animal and is broken down into clear illustrated steps.
Lucky, the orphaned swamp wallaby, has a knack for getting into mischief. While Theresa and Tony care for him, and their mob of other joeys, Lucky gets into lots of places he should not be. Where will they find Lucky next?
An amusing tale about the delights and difficulties of caring for orphaned joeys. A percentage of the income for this book will be donated to Our Haven Wildlife Shelter in Victoria, Australia who were the inspiration for this story.
This award-winning and poignant picture book is about remembering those who serve in war.
Left! Left! Left! Right! Left! We make our way in the dark.
A family journeys through the early morning darkness... A group of young men huddle in a cold muddy trench...
Reflection is a powerful tribute to those who have served their country.
A MISSING LANDLADY... IT'S ANOTHER CASE FOR DETECTIVE ENOLA HOLMES!
Enola Holmes's lonely London days are shaken up when her dear landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is kidnapped! As Enola pursues clues in her search for Mrs. Tupper, she finds that Florence Nightingale and her own brother - Sherlock Holmes - are involved. Soon Enola finds herself jumping out of windows, deciphering a mysterious code, and putting her hidden dagger to use - and she won't rest until poor Mrs. Tupper is safe at home!
THE THRILLING FINAL MYSTERY FOR ENOLA AND SHERLOCK!
As Enola searches for the missing Lady Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is just as diligently searching for Enola herself. He needs her help to decipher a message from their long-lost mother. Sherlock, Enola, and their brother, Mycroft, must solve a triple mystery: What has happened to their mother? And to Lady Blanchefleur? And what does either have to do with Mycroft, who holds Enola's future in his hands?
'Hi there, I'm Sherlock Bones. Who is Sherlock Bones, you ask? Well, I don't like to brag, but my trusty side-kick Watts says I'm the greatest detective in our whole museum. Don't you, Watts? Watts...?' You might not be able to hear Watts, because he's technically a stuffed parrot, but I always know what he's thinking.
And right now he's thinking: Can we solve the mystery of the missing Blue Diamond and save the Museum of Natural History, before it's too late?
Superheroes have it easy. They don't have to clean their secret headquarters, wash the alien bloodstains out of their costumes or be responsible for taking Super Mutt out for a walk. No, they leave all that for their sidekicks like me, while they get all the credit!
I'm Junior Justice, but you can call me JJ, and I think it's time we made our own team.
The Super Sidekicks!
Are you with me?
Being a superhero sidekick isn't as fun as you think. You do all the work, beat the bad guys and save the planet, only for your grown-up partner to get all the credit. Junior Justice is sick of it, so he and his sidekick pals, Flygirl, Dinomite and Goo, have decided to form their own super team.
But before they can start saving the world they'll have to prove to the adult heroes that they're more than just sidekicks. And once the evil Dr Enok discovers his favourite pet Goo has left him to join a super team, the world might need saving sooner rather than later!
England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pets world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone...
Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mums favourite explorers. Two amazing, bold, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesnt always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on the tiny Scottish island of Dark Muir, her mum has walked out on her and shes about to start at a whole new, scary school. Her dyslexia means shes a target for the school bullies, too.
When she makes a wish on her birthday to be reunited with her mum, she finds herself disappearing and reappearing elsewhere on the island, where she finds clues and snapshots of her parents past. Can she harness this strange magic to find her mum, wherever in the world she is? Will her Dad, sad and silent since her mums departure, start to pay her more attention? Will she find the courage to forge her own path, like the fearless female explorers she was named after?
The paperback edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship - all while solving a mystery in a western theme park. Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again.
Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It's hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven's about to discover she can do it all...even without arms.
'Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.' - School Library Journal (Starred review)
There's a mysterious new hero in town and his name is BROWN! BLACK follows. Who will be next?
Rusty's grandfather has just died. And Anton, Ruben, and the minister's son all have it in for him. But with his grandfather's broken pocket-watch, two cans of paint, and a little help from his friends, Rusty can do anything! Just as long as nobody's parents find out.
The first book in a highly popular, award-winning middle-grade series from Norway, Brown has been sold into twenty-seven languages and is illustrated by the now-familiar and beloved Oyvind Torseter. A fun, satisfying read accompanied by excellent visual storytelling.
The first book in a fun, action-packed middle-grade series for heroes in training by Petra James and A. Yi.
Twelve-year-old Henrie is the first girl heir of the Melchior family in 200 years. This was deemed a dereliction of duty by the formidable Octavia Melchior, head of the House of Melchior (HoMe). For HoMe is in the business of heroes for hire. Boy heroes, that is. Girls have no place. When Henrie receives a mysterious note, it sets off a chain of events including a kidnapping, a fancy skateboard manoeuvre and a private jet and she discovers something rotten at the heart of HoMe. As past, present and future collide, HoMe is poised to come tumbling down... unless a new kind of hero can emerge from the rubble.
Princess Arnica is so sweet and gentle that when she smiles even wolves and bears forget their fierceness. Everyone loves her, but she loves only Poor Johnny. Luckily, he loves her too, and even more luckily she has a very sensible king for a father, who is happy for her to marry whomever her heart desires. So, no problems then? Well, maybe just one - The Witch with a Hundred Faces has cast a spell on Arnica and Johnny which means that one of them, at any one time, must always be a duck, and the other human! Who can help them? Only the Seven-Headed Fairy. Will they be able to find her? You'll just have to read the book and find out!
Welcome to Costa Banana, a tropical island where the President thinks he's a pop star and insists all citizens eat banana soup on Fridays. He's strong, he's unstoppable, he's... COMPLETELY BONKERS.
So when the President's kids discover a plot to overthrow their dad, of course he doesn't believe them. With robotic spy flies, banana guns and a gruesome general to dodge, will Rosa and Fico be able to save the day?
There's no ducking out - it's time for this ordinary, wise-quacking duck to become . . . A Hero!
Adventure Duck didn't ask for greatness. All he wanted was his nest on the duckpond and plenty of soggy bread to eat. But when a meteor gives him superpowers, he knows he must fly into battle and defeat the forces of evil.
Every superhero needs a nemesis, and Adventure Duck finds a pint-sized one in Power Pug. This tiny arch-villain is plotting to take over the world with his hypnotic stare and an army of hench-animals. Luckily, Adventure Duck has helpers, too. There's Yoki - a mystical, moustachioed egg - and Neon Zebra, Adventure Duck's karate-kicking sidekick.
Can Adventure Duck and his friends stop Power Pug in this egg-ceptionally funny, action-packed adventure?
Sommerton High is in lockdown! A fiendish prankster is on the loose! Someone has planted a fake bomb in the playground and the whole school is freaking out! Of course it doesn't take the police long to realise it's a fake. But two days later a series of petty thefts rocks the neighbourhood. Who's behind it all? And why target Sommerton High? Meet the Forensic Amateur Research Team - or F.A.R.T. for short.
This crack squad is made up of Sam Tran: unofficial team leader, Madison `Maddie' Litchfield: tech whiz, Arlia Humphreys: new kid at school (possibly a spy), and Declan Peterson: science guru (prone to accidents). Oh, and Dan Tran, Sam's little brother, who regularly brings everyone lunch.
Using their intuition, wits and some surprising knowledge of physics and chemistry, this unlikely mob of misfits sets about finding the prankster thieves!
Kipp Kindle and his two friends, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan, are back defending their weird and wonderful town, Huggabie Falls. Something indescribable is making everyone worry that life might be more exciting if they lived in the neighbouring town of Near Huggabie Falls. Illustrated throughout by acclaimed Melbourne cartoonist Andrew Weldon, this is the hilarious conclusion to a beloved series.
A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody in Moominvalley knows what to do!
Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets off on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescues them from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards. And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?...
Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and went on to write and illustrate many books for adults and children. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, and in 1945 he became a character in a children's story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with The Moomins and the Great Flood, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll.
Tove Jansson received many prestigious awards during her lifetime, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.
August 1854: At thirteen, Alf has just finished school and wants to make decisions about his future. But his mum has uprooted their life in Melbourne and insisted he help her set up a store in Ballarat on the goldfields. While Alf's not sure what he wants to do, he definitely knows he doesn't want to be a storekeeper for the rest of his life. As Alf makes friends with Peter Lalor and the local diggers, he realises that gold fever is just one of many things ruling life on the goldfields. But how can Alf gain independence from his mother and help his friends? Rebellion is rumbling and is about to shake the goldfields to their core.
From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic - and will leave you wondering What if?
The Loch Ness Monster. The Frogman. Bigfoot. Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved that the world was full of wonders. But that was before her mother's obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills. Now the fact that her mum is a cryptozoologist doesn't seem wonderful - it's embarrassing and irresponsible, and it could cost them everything. So Miranda agrees to go on one last creature hunt, determined to use all her scientific know-how to prove to her mother, once and for all, that Bigfoot isn't real. Then her mum will have no choice but to grow up and get a real job - one that will pay the mortgage and allow Miranda to attend the leadership camp of her dreams.
But when the trip goes horribly awry, will it be Miranda who's forced to question everything she believes?
A collection of charming folk tales and rhymes illustrated by Russian artist Elena Polenova, and designed by Christoph Stolberg.
Russian folk tales have a timeless, slightly unworldly quality that children, and those who read to them, find particularly appealing. This is Fontanka's second book of folk tales with illustrations by the artist Elena Polenova, with stories that are possibly even more beguiling than those in Why the Bear. The same team that produced the first book is responsible for Sinko-Filipko too: the translator Dr Louise Hardiman, the granddaughter of the artist, Natalia Polenova, and the designer Christoph Stolberg. The book is designed to be a companion to the first, with the same quarter binding, and individually coloured chapters.
Delight in a stunning celebration of the principal prayer of the Roman Catholic Church with this beautifully illustrated edition of Hail Mary. Gorgeous images of the natural world accompany these traditional words - it's the perfect gift that will be cherished forever.
Hail Mary is the basic prayer taught to young children on their introduction to the Catholic Church and the mother of Jesus. Prayer is something anyone can do and you don't have to use complicated or flowery language; this prayer is simple and is easily memorised by children who will carry it forever throughout life.
With beautifully delicate illustrations by the fantastic Julianna Swaney, this is the perfect gift book to gift on all Christian occasions, including christenings, first communions and confirmations.
Delight in a stunning celebration of the classic prayer Jesus taught to his disciples with this beautifully illustrated edition of The Lord's Prayer. Gorgeous images of the natural world accompany these traditional words - it's the perfect gift that will be cherished forever.
Most Christians know this beautiful prayer by heart and it is the first prayer a child learns when introduced to Jesus and God. Prayer is something anyone can do and you don't have to use complicated or flowery language, this prayer is simple and is easily memorised by children who will carry it forever throughout life.
With beautifully delicate illustrations by the fantastic Julianna Swaney, this is the perfect gift book for all Christian occasions, including christenings, first communions and confirmations.
The Children's Illustrated Bible is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated retelling of all the important stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Special features include detailed commentaries on every biblical book, plus a comprehensive reference section containing photographs of contemporary sites, historical relics, and maps of biblical times.
Inspiring profiles of twenty young people who have changed the world around them for the better A look at some amazing young people, from activists to entrepreneurs, whose lives and achievements have had a big impact on the world around them. Designed to inspire and empower today's readers and show them that anyone, no matter how old, can make a big difference.
The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up mixed race in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD.
BORN A CRIME IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR-WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O!
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. But he did exist - and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humour to navigate a harsh life under a racist government.
This compelling memoir blends drama, comedy and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.
IT'S TREVOR NOAH: BORN A CRIME not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.
STAND TALL LIKE A MOUNTAIN is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to:
- Learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions - Express how they are feeling - Learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language - Develop tools for nourishment and coping with challenges - Use easy and fun yoga poses to promote positive feelings We teach our children how to brush their teeth and cross the road safely; this book is about broadening their toolkit to include emotional first aid. Suzy Reading introduces practices to encourage noticing emotions, feeling calm, expressing feelings, falling asleep more easily, coping with anger and feelings of anxiety and nurturing confidence and kindness.
Children are natural masters of curiosity and mindfulness, so the learning is not a one-way street. The book encourages parents to observe and seek opportunities to learn from their children too.
This ideal first dictionary contains over 1500 core words from alligator to zip, carefully selected to complement the books that children of this age are beginning to read. The clear definitions and sample sentences are enhanced with photos and varied artwork that help build the child's comprehension and reading readiness.
Through Edgar Degas's beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favorite of his fans. In his artwork, Degas captures every moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage, revealing a dancer's journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection. The book includes a brief biography of his entire life, endnotes, bibliography, where to see his paintings, and an index.
See what children wear in Siberia, in the Sahara desert or at the Vietnamese Moon Festival...
Learn how to wear a sari or kimono...
Find out about the special clothes worn by astronauts, firemen and deep-sea divers, and see amazing hats, shoes and jewellery from all around the world.
Then look to the future, with recycling, 3D printers and space-age fabrics.
Come and explore the wonderful world of clothes - and be inspired to design your own!
Walker Books celebrates 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureateship, in partnership with Booktrust.
Quentin Blake – Anne Fine – Michael Morpurgo – Jacqueline Wilson – Michael Rosen – Anthony Browne – Julia Donaldson – Malorie Blackman – Chris Riddell – Lauren Child
The exceptional talents behind some of the nation's best-loved books – from The Gruffalo to The BFG, We're Going on a Bear Hunt to the Charlie and Lola series – the Children's Laureates are the perfect ambassadors for children's literature. This beautiful gift anthology marks twenty wonderful years of the Laureateship, with stories, poems and pictures by all ten former honourees.
Among others, Quentin Blake tells the stories behind his pictures of weird and wonderful beasts, Michael Morpurgo draws on childhood memories for a moving wartime tale and Michael Rosen plays with language and shapes in his witty, read-aloud poems. Each contribution is designed to inspire children to create their own work, and is accompanied by a note from the authors – rare insights from the finest talent in the world of children’s books.
Above all else, Flights of Fancy celebrates the Laureateship's most important achievement: encouraging children to let their imaginations soar. 50p from every copy sold goes to Booktrust.
Age range 5 to 9 Holidays are FUN - and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world!
Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France's Bastille Day and America's Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, offering background and cultural context, vocabulary words, photographs, and instructions for festive projects.
Step inside the butterfly house, where wonderful, winged insects await. Spot the sleepy oranges mud-puddling, the monarchs migrating, or the Amazon swallowtail beating its shimmering wings. With information on every butterfly and moth family, this gift package is the perfect introduction to the world's most beautiful insect.
Nearly three million years ago the Ice Age began. Oceans froze, ice sheets covered land and animals, along with humans, found ways to thrive. These prehistoric creatures were weird, wonderful and enormous. Explore the Earth continent by continent and come face to face with Ice-Age megafauna, such as North America's short-faced bear - which was 3.7 metres tall, and mastodons - which weighed twice as much as a T. rex! Accompanying the images, lively text allows you imagine exactly what these mega animals were like!
Where does weather comes from? Can it really rain cats and dogs? What are rainbows made of? These are just some of the 60+ questions that make Questions and Answers about Weather such a fascinating book. Children won't be able to resist lifting the flaps to find out the answers.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Dive into the watery world beneath the waves in this beautifully illustrated information book, with over 50 flaps to lift. Explore coasts, coral reefs and mangrove forests, and find out what lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean. Includes Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more information, too.
Warning: you may want to cuddle this book!
We've found the planet's cutest animals and squeezed them inside this adorable title. From fluffy pandas and penguin chicks to pygmy possums and inquisitive quokkas, discover a mix of family favourites and lesser-known critters, all accompanied with fun facts and big, beautiful photos!
Starting from North America, you'll travel through all the continents of the world to meet 100 outrageously cute creatures. Say a big hello to the fennec fox from the deserts of Africa, the northern pygmy owl from the western United States, the European hedgehog, Siberian chipmunk, the New Zealand fur seal and the bearded emperor tamarin from South America.
You'll also meet endangered and nearly endangered species and learn how to get involved with different conservation efforts to help protect them.
Butterflies and moths are some of the most amazing creatures in nature. There are over 150,000 different kinds and they can be found on every continent except the Antarctic. From Monarchs to swallowtails, Blue Morphos to birdwings, the intricate beauty of butterflies spans the globe and yet also settles close to home in a child's garden, local park or window box.
This large-format book brings the vibrancy and ecosystem of butterflies to life with simple text and gorgeous illustrations, covering the key butterfly and moth families and including scores of fascinating facts. Learn the unique way that butterflies see, or be amazed by the multiple double-page spreads showing wingspans in sensational detail.
With Ben Rothery's obsessive attention to detail, this book heralds the arrival of a major new talent in non-fiction publishing, exclusive to Ladybird.
A must-have for every animal-loving child, this is the cutest introduction to everything kids want to know about horses and ponies. Do you dream about riding a horse and want to really get to know them? Would you like to learn how to look after a horse, what kit to use, or enter the world of equestrian sports?
Discover the secrets of gorgeous horses and ponies in this fun, lively book. Packed with colourful photos, fantastic facts, and bite-sized information, The Everything Book of Horses and Ponies takes you into their fascinating world. Find out about favourite breeds from Shire horse to Shetland pony. Learn about horses and ponies from around the globe, and be amazed by their beautiful colourings and patterns. Young equine enthusiasts will be champing at the bit to read this wonderful treasury of horses and ponies.
Discover the fascinating and surprising ways that seeds move and find a place to grow in this gorgeous picture book from Caldecott Honoree Robin Page.
Every seed, big or small, needs sunlight, water, and an uncrowded place to put down roots. But how do seeds get to the perfect place to grow? This exploration of seed dispersal covers a wide range of seeds and the creatures that help them move, from a coconut seed floating on waves to an African grass seed rolled by a dung beetle, to a milkweed seed floating on the wind.
Mary is a quiet girl. Her family makes so much noise they hardly notice her - or anything else. Until Mary, in her own gentle way, shows them what they've been missing.
This appealing brother and sister duo spend a lot of their day together, eating meals, going to school and playing.
But life with an autistic sibling is not always easy.
A delightful picture book about siblings from an outstanding new talent suitable for all families but especially those with a differently abled family member.
'A sweet and caring book that will genuinely help siblings of children with disabilities understand that their sibling is different, not less.' Nicole Rogerson, Autism Awareness Australia
When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime. Well... not quite. Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds good manners a tiny bit tricky. It's lucky she has some friends to help her.
Audrey has the worst case of `imaginitis' her teachers have ever seen! While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under her bed drinking tea. Instead of singing about a black sheep, she writes her own song about a desk with legs that runs away. Her alphabet turns into soup. It's clear that her `imaginitis' is incurable. What's worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms of an equally incurable imagination! As `imaginitis' spreads, the teachers are horrified and the parents begin to protest too. But perhaps imagination isn't such a bad disease after all? It might even be useful if it makes learning more fun.
In the Shadow of an Elephant explores the relationship between an orphaned elephant and a small African boy. It touches on poaching, friendship, loss, trust and life coming full circle.
I love your quiet stories, songs sung loud in the rain.
No one can hug like you, Mum or makes me feel the same.
Brave mums, playful mums, cuddly mums, quiet mums - every mum is special in her own way. Charming, heartfelt and delightful, THERE'S ONLY ONE MUM LIKE YOU is a tribute to the unique magic of mums.
Once A long time ago My grandmother's grandmother Travelled far, far across the seas Over the rim of the world to where the stars were new Kate Forsyth tells tales of her ancestors' lives in Australia in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates the power of story. From the first perilous journey to a new land, to the great wars and civil rights movements, readers live through key moments in Australia's fascinating history.
It's fancy dress day at the library! Which book characters will Spot, Helen and Tom dress up as?
Join Spot and his friends as they explore all the different corners and books in the library. Going to the library is an exciting first experience for toddlers, and Spot is no different - he loves reading!
This brand new Spot adventure is full of unexpected lift-the-flap surprises and all the fun and humour that has made the original Where's Spot? a children's classic.
A new series based on the key elements of the original Spot lift-the-flap titles, with bold, simple design and unexpected humour.
Every fairy tale tells the story of a path, a quest, a journey: The Snow Queen, The Jungle Book and Puss in Boots. In the second volume of the Atlas of Fairy tales, the maps that are used to narrate these and other incredible adventures make it possible for the reader to observe the magical kingdoms from above in one incredible glance. Each of the eight fairy tales has its own colourful, detailed map of the story's location reproduced by the imaginative pen of Claudia Bordin.
When Turtle races into the lift of Building 24, there is a nod and a blink and a step to the side. A grunt and a sigh and a lean to the right.
But what happens when the lift stops moving?
Crocodile has a meeting to get to. And Giraffe has a doctors appointment. And Turtle really, really needs to get to the shop.
Jules has a plan, a wild plan. He wants a pet, but first he has to convince his reluctant mum.
Jules asks for a lion! Then he tries for a hippo. He even says he wants a goat. 'OK, so what about a parrot?' Jules asks...
Mark Janssen's noisy, boisterous illustrations bring this romping story to life. Animals from Jules' imagination swing and stomp on to the page, from a grinning gorilla to a huge hippo with yellow teeth. Children will love the fun premise of the book. And it won't be long before parents are asked, 'Please may I have a pet lion?'
One long, hot summer Lily and Rose are playing out amongst the garden of a large country house, when they spot a strange light. It must be fairies! They are determined to catch the fairies and sneak out at sunset to find them. However, things aren't always what they seem - will Lily and Rose be disappointed? Or perhaps what they find is magical in its own way? Based on the world-famous John Singer Sargent painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose, Ian Beck brings the subjects to life and reveals an inspirational world behind the painting.
A little boy has a problem with his dragon: he's no longer able to breathe fire. What to do? How on earth do you rekindle a despondent dragon's flame? The little boy tries shaking him by his tail, and jumping on his belly, and tickling his legs... No joy. How about goading him somehow? - make him angry, fuel his jealousy... Still no luck. Maybe sticking false flames on the side of his face would work - but, no, that makes it all worse. Much, much worse. Now the dragon's downright depressed. Oh no! He decides that he'll just have to tell him that he loves him just the way he is, even though he can't breathe fire, and that he will always be his dragon - and plants a big fat kiss on his cheek. What do you think happens next?
Age range 3 to 6 The big day is almost here. The invitations are sent, the presents made pretty...there's some fun to prepare!
Peek inside the homes of these adorable animals as they celebrate charming birthday traditions - from party hats and pinatas to blowing out the candles... and making a wish. Hip hip hooray!
This picture book, by an award-winning duo, features echidnas in Australia, goats in Canada, sloths in Costa Rica, narwhals in the nippy Barents sea, orangutans in the depths of Borneo, and an entire menagerie of creatures from around the world - sending invitations, wrapping presents, playing party games and of course, prepping the birthday cake for the ultimate annual wish.
Starting on birthday eve and ending as the party hits full swing, this vibrant romp will delight little ones as their very special day comes around...and highlights the importance of family, friends and the heart-warming traditions of childhood.
Age range 1 to 4 Hattie the rabbit conjures an amazing succession of animals out of her hat, and for a grand finale produces a wonderful habitat where they can all live. Bigger and bigger animals start appearing and before each page turn is a visual clue as to who will pop out of the hat next.
An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to ask Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? Exactly how old are grannies anyway?
Eric Veille explains it all in this witty book for anyone who has, is, knows or will one day be a grandmother.
A comical story about a very busy bath from one of New Zealand's top children's writers and illustrators.
Pig has been looking forward to a lovely peaceful bath all day...
In come Sheep, then Cow and Horse. They are very noisy! Pig finds a way to make them go away. Oink!
From the creator of That Fruit is Mine! comes a laugh-out-loud cautionary tale, sure to resonate with all picky eaters and their parents!
Little Donkey LOVES eating grass - it's just so sweet, and crunchy, and juicy! His pillow is even made from grass so that he can roll over in the morning and eat his own bed. Why don't you try some other food? suggests his desperate mum, putting on a juggling display of colourful fruit as a way to entice her little one to eat something new. But Little Donkey sees no need. Until, that is, he catches a glimpse of his reflection...
I wanted a cat to cuddle ... A great big furry fluffball like the cat in my book...
The leading lady of this tale longs for a pet cat to cuddle and call her own - a furry fluffball, just like the one in her book. So, after studying her grandma's cat, Hector, she lays a trail with all the things that she knows cats love - balls of wool, saucers of milk, cardboard boxes and catnip aplenty. And then she waits for a cat to come...
The legend of The Pied Piper gets an adorably feline twist in this new story from Goodnight Tractor author Michelle Robinson and is brought beautifully to life by illustrator Chinlun Lee.
Age range 3+ What's a superhero without a sidekick? This delightful follow-up to the popular Puddle Pug brings back that perfectly THUNDER-ful pug-and-pig pair: Percy and Petunia.
Percy the Pug and Petunia the pig are the very best of pals...until Petunia wins a blue ribbon at the county fair. Suddenly, she has no time for hide-and-seek or lapping puddles, cheek-to-cheek. But when Percy finds a faded comic book in a puddle, the lonely pug dons a cape and takes on a new persona: THUNDER PUG! Even though being a superhero is exciting, Percy knows he's missing something. Only when 'Pink Lightning' (aka Petunia) joins him, and the two are 'side by sidekick' again, are they truly living the heroic life!
Emily Green lives in a perfectly lovely house, in a perfectly lovely street where people are always busy and bustling, hurried and hustling.
One day Emily Green decides she wants to bring the outside into her home. She catches a glimpse of something green on the pavement, and visits the library to learn more about plants. Soon she has created something magical. She just needs to share it with others...
Dear Readers, Fairytales are nonsense. They're full of wolves pestering pigs and picking on sweet little girls in red hoods. But I would never do those things. I knit! I bake blueberry pie!
You know what I really want to do? I Want to rescue a princess!
And if I can't? I quit!
Yours sincerely, Wolfie Wolfie may want to be a hero, but he's about to discover that arguing with this book's narrator is not the best way to improve his image...
Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor!
A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head. (Ages 4-8) It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story - and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can't help herself!
Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting?
Energetically illustrated with glowing colors - and offering humorous story-within-a-story views - this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.
Get ready for fun and hilarity in this action-packed comedy caper - featuring three hapless robbers, two very clever cats, and one robbery gone wrong!
These robbers are masked and armed with their robbing list. They're going to steal the loot from the big old house on the hill. Except they haven't planned for the cats who live there. With booby traps ready, they're going to stop the villains sneaking and creeping their way to the prized safe. Will the robbers get what they came for? Or will these two clever kitties foil their plan and keep the loot for themselves?
A funny, high-energy picture book with a fun surprise twist at the end, created by bestselling illustrator turned author, Russell Ayto.
Wanda Gag's timeless tale follows an old man who is looking for the perfect cat. But when he finds them the cats are all too lovely to leave so he returns with 'hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats'. How will he choose which cat to keep?
Mummy's going away for three whole days!
She's bound to miss home very much, so Ruby Roo decides to pack a suitcase with all the things she knows Mummy loves best.
Uh-oh. Mummy's in for a wicked surprise!
Join Ruby Roo and Barney Boo in the latest picture book sensation from Pip Jones - the funniest voice in young fiction today - and rising star illustrator, Laura Hughes.
Buckle up and jump on board for the funniest, most EXPLOSIVE picture book of the year - you'll want to read it again and again-o!
Join two intrepid explorers as they take a train-o, jump on a plane-o, ride a Great Dane-o (down the lane-o) on their way to look at the volcano. Nothing could possibly go wrong - could it?!
A hilariously anarchic rhyming story from multi-award-winning author Andy Stanton.
Andy has won a string of awards for his MR GUM books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures (twice).
Miguel Ordonez is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling YOUR BABY'S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA, written by Jimmy Fallon, the Emmy and Grammy award-winning host of NBC's The Tonight Show.
There's a hare in the air, there's a hound on the ground, and watching them both is shy Mousey Brown ... And so begins an enchanting adventure, complete with danger, silliness, bravery and romance. Mouse is tiny but bold, Hound is vast and menacing, Hare doesn't have a clue and, between them, someone has to come out on top.
A celebration of libraries, books and the joy of sharing stories, perfect for sharing before bedtime. When the library closes and the last librarian has gone home to bed... the books come alive and tell stories of their adventures outside the library. But Dusty the book has never been borrowed and dreams of finding someone to share his story wit... Will he find his perfect reader? Carolina Rabei's gorgeous artwork bring this is magical story to life for children aged 3 years and up. Wonderfully capturing the magic of reading, this is a great book for encouraging reluctant readers and fostering a love of books.
A deliciously funny debut from a major new talent!
MiniRabbit is making a cake.
Cake, cake, cake!
But he's run out of berries. No berries, no cake.
No cake? No way! So off he goes to look for some...
He's not cold, not too small. And, no, no, definitely NOT LOST...
or is he?
When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some lovely new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! - what's that following her? Quick, it's a bear!
Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes - but can they help her escape the bear with 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 imagination and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy over and over again.
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.
There's a wall in the middle of the book, and a young knight is sure that the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side.
Dangers such as an angry tiger and giant rhino, and worst of all an ogre who would gobble him up in a second!
But the knight doesn't seem to to notice the crocodile and the growing sea of water that are emerging on his side. When the water's almost over his head and he's calling for help, who will come to his rescue?
Join these two best friends on a day full of fun!
Rosie and her best friend spend every day together - helping the adults with the gardening and the shopping, learning new tricks, and playing in the park. They even explore outer space and the deepest oceans! When there are scary monsters, they stick together, and although they make new friends, they always come back to each other. There's nothing better than having a best friend, and Rosie is the best best friend you could possibly ask for.
This gorgeous new book has a clever twist that will tug on the heartstrings!
A charming story about bravery, perfect for fans of Eric Carle.
Little Mouse wants to play in the woods. They are dark and full of big scary animals. But Little Mouse isn't afraid of anything - or is she? A charming story about bravery - with a hilarious surprise - from a Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted illustrator, who has been described by The Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .
Ollie and her toy Bunny have been waiting for the day that the rain would stop and they can play in the puddles... Finally that day has arrived! But when a magical breeze of blossom turns Bunny into a real rabbit, Ollie's day takes an unexpected turn.
After Bunny runs off with the other rabbits, Ollie has to find and save her beloved pet toy!
Just like Bunny, Nicola Killen's charming illustrations bring this delightful adventure to life.
Immerse yourself in this new series of bold, graphic bath books that explore first concepts (Colours, Shapes, ABC, 123). This squeezable, touchable, foam-filled book is full of fantastic colour. It helps to develop childrens sensory awareness and introduces children to first concepts in a way that is fun and engaging.
Immerse yourself in this new series of bold, graphic bath books that explore first concepts (Colours, Shapes, ABC, 123). This squeezable, touchable, foam-filled book is full of fantastic colour. It helps to develop childrens sensory awareness and introduces children to first concepts in a way that is fun and engaging.
This is Owl. Have you met? No? Well let me introduce you...
With flaps and interactive play, this humorous title will have you clapping and flapping along!
From one of the true creative geniuses of this generation, Herve Tullet's I Have an Idea is at once a meditation on and a celebration of the magic of the birth of a simple idea. Sparkling with visual wit, it is a richly emotional exploration of the creative process, from the initial anticipation of the hunt for an idea, to the frustration of chasing the wrong idea, to the exhilaration of capturing just the right idea.
The Big Steps series is designed to help young children deal with new experiences in their lives. In We're Going to the Doctor, Billy and Nell go for a check-up and have an injection. 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 by Marion Cocklico, We're Going to the Doctor 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 and Can You Say Please?
With push, pull and turn mechanisms and a sparkly foil cover wheel, My Magical Mermaid takes readers deep into the undersea world of a musical mermaid. Little ones will have lots of fun meeting the mermaid and all her friends!
Yujin Shin's brightly coloured illustrations are paired with gentle rhyming text to create a perfect mermaid world, with bright, sparkling detail and things to spot in four magical scenes.
My Magical Mermaid is the third book in the exciting My Magical series based on the popular Busy Book format. Enjoy more adventures with My Magical Unicorn and My Magical Dragon.
Clever Baby is a photographic lift-the-flap book designed to encourage development.
Babies will love looking at images of different children achieving key milestones such as walking, talking, and feeding themselves.
With repetitive rhyming text to read and big sturdy flaps to lift, it is the perfect book for parents and babies to enjoy and have fun together.
Take a trip to meet the Dinosaurs! Lift the giant flaps to reveal the dinosaurs and touch lots of exciting textures. Feel the bumpy head of Triceratops, the smooth skin of Diplodocus and the scratchy plates of Stegosaurus.
Bright and friendly illustrations from Tiago Americo bring the prehistoric scenes to life and, with something to spot or count on every page too, each colourful book in the My First Touch and Find series provides lots of fun for older babies and toddlers.
Also available in this tactile series: Jungle, Park, Farm, Zoo, Sea, London.
A new board book for the youngest fans of Leo Lionni--inspired by his bestselling books and perfect for baby showers and anyone looking for an alphabet book to help teach the little ones in their lives the ABCs! Discover alligators, beautiful butterflies, chunks of cheese, and lots more in this delightful alphabet book inspired by the works of legendary children's book author-illustrator Leo Lionni. With sturdy pages and colorful collage-style artwork, this ABC board book is perfect for boys and girls ages 0 to 5.
The sea is inside his blood. Cursed, or blessed, on both sides.
When sixteen-year-old Rudra Solace dredges up a long-hidden secret in his father's trawl net, his life in the sleepy fishing village of Patonga shifts dramatically. It is not long before Rudra is leaving Australia behind, bound for India on a journey of discovery and danger.
A wonderfully compelling tale of belonging and loss, of saltwater and mangroves, of migration and accepting change; a story of decisions that, once made, break through family histories like a cyclone swell.
Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story.
Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he's caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing - each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.
But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.
Heartfelt storytelling, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven.
Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, property developers Gottfried and Marla Hemmings now sit atop a seven-figure bank account-wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or teenage grandchildren.
'Because we want them to thrive,' Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot from a fast-food drive-thru window. Like a first-class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a trailer. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest.
As the rot beneath the surface of the Hemmings' suburban respectability begins to spread, the far-flung grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism and insight into the teenage experience, YA master A. S. King explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can save themselves.
Everyone needs to get to know Mike.
Floyd is on his way to becoming a tennis champion when one day, during a match, a stranger stops him from playing. A stranger who feels very familiar - Mike.
Mike is going to change Floyd's life forever.
Because finding your own dream is never easy, and, sometimes, you need someone to show you the way.
Read Mike and feel better - about almost everything.
A warm, witty, important story about being a young woman today, and what it's like to find a real connection amid all the noise. Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Laura Steven's The Exact Opposite of Okay.
With Pez, the days felt endless - cycling, climbing trees, sucking sour sweets till our tongues burned. I'd give anything to be that girl again.
For four years Vetty Lake has been keeping her heart in hiding. Since her mum died and her family moved out of London it's felt so much safer not to tell people how she really feels. She's never even told anyone she's attracted to girls as well as boys.
But now Vetty's seventeen and coming back to London she's determined to start living out loud. She's convinced that reconnecting with her childhood best friend Pez is the key. She was always fearless around him.
But when she sees Pez again, he's different. Guarded. It's like their special connection never existed. And suddenly Vetty's sure he's been hiding too...
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds's rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.
For Every One is exactly that: for every one. For every one person. For every one who has a dream. But especially for every kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to imagine. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five.
Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them All the kids who are scared to dream, or don't know how to dream, or don't dare to dream because they've NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguishes - because simply having the dream is the start you need, or you won't get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith.
A pitch-perfect graduation, baby, or inspirational gift for anyone who needs to me reminded of their own abilities - to dream.
From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl's disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.
Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable - more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn't turn up for the first day of school, Claudia's worried.
When she doesn't show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn't just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year's rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best - and only - friend more than ever. But Monday's mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday's sister April is even less help.
As Claudia digs deeper into her friend's disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she's gone
Shy aspiring artist Imogene feels conflicted about marrying the young man her father has chosen for her, but she is willing to at least give him a chance for her family's sake. That is, until she meets Ben, a charming architect's apprentice . . . and her suitor's younger brother.
Unbeknownst to Imogene, Ben feels the same way about her, but he can never let his true feelings be known without betraying his brother. So he resigns himself to merely a friendship with her, enlisting her to teach him how to draw.
But hiding their true feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when, after a series of unfortunate accidents, it becomes apparent that someone means Ben serious harm. And as their affection for each other grows, so does the danger. . . .
Ella and Olivia are going to the Royal Show! There's so much to see and do. But will luck be on their side?
Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to another until she's off on a journey of discovery! When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down? In this new chapter-book adventure, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.
Age range 7+ When Ebony and Jay, the famous Eco Rangers, rescue a frightened-looking pelican covered in fuel, they know something terrible has happened. Why is the sea full of petrol? And where does it come from? As the Eco Rangers start investigating, they end up getting into big trouble. Join them on their mystery-solving adventures! Eco Rangers to the rescue!