The story of Australia starts with a piece of land that went for a swim. About 200 million years ago it floated away from Africa.
Very, very, slowly.
It was home to dinosaurs and giant animals, then the first Australians showed up and got comfortable. And for a long time this wild and wonderful land was a mystery to the rest of the world. Until the English decided it would make the best jail ever...
Funny, heroic and tragic – the story of our country from prehistory to federation.
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK
----- Sixteen birds, mostly ones that are fairly common in distribution ( such as magpie, kookaburra, rainbow lorikeet, pelican, galah) are given double page spreads in this lovely book. One page gives information, such as habitat, habits or breeding, but it is the illustrations that make this so arresting. Full page portraits focussing on the head and chest, with the eye as the point that draws the viewer's attention. Young ornithologists will enjoy this, but so will the older ones! Lindy Jones
It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world's most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than fiction. In Australian Birds, acclaimed artist Matt Chun showcases 16 remarkable species that have captured the imagination of the world. From the iconic cockatoo, to the endangered Cassowary, Australian Birds has been carefully curated to inform and entrance readers of all ages.
Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here. Along the way, you'll meet some very friendly quokkas, take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, marvel at the Big Things and learn about some places that are sacred to the traditional owners of the land. From sunny Queensland to the ski fields of Victoria, there's so much to see and do around Australia.
When a Bedouin boy, Omar, is separated from his family in Libya during WW2, he makes his way to the coast to look for them. Tired and hungry, Omar is taken in and cared for by two Australia soldiers, Bluey and Albert, as they struggle to survive during the Siege of Tobruk. When Bluey disappears during a patrol, Omar is determined to find him, and uses all his knowledge of the desert as he searches for his friend. This is a story of friendship found in the most unusual of places, and a boy's determination against all the odds.
Catvinkle is used to being top cat, completely pampered by Mr Sabatini the barber. So she is horrified when Mr Sabatini brings home a wide-eyed, lost Dalmatian named Ula.
Soon Ula is warming herself by Catvinkle's fire. To her surprise, Catvinkle likes the innocent, trusting Dalmatian, and she finds herself telling Ula her three secrets. But a cat and a dog can't be best friends - can they?
Catvinkle must choose. Will she be brave and join her new friend on a mission to help two sad children, even if it means visiting the biggest, scariest dog in Amsterdam? Or will she leave Ula to face the danger alone?
Duckling and Pummel are trying to take the Young Margrave to a place of safety, far away from the dreadful Harshman. But they have enemies they don't know about, and all too soon they find themselves captured and taken to the salt mines, where slaves work night and day until they die.
Their witchery should save them - but their witchery has gone, vanished. How will they get it back? Is the girl Sooli their friend or their enemy? And why is Otte's chicken behaving so strangely?
Meanwhile, the Harshman has broken out of the Strong-hold, and is on their trail...
It is winter in Peppercorn Valley and Tan and her very best friend Gloria go to a bonfire. At school. At night.
They also go on a lantern walk and spy on Journeys End. Journeys End is the creepiest house in Peppercorn Valley. And the old ladies who live there have painted weird symbols all over the outside walls. What could the symbols mean? And is the house haunted and if so, are the old ladies in danger? Tan has a hunch they are, but this mystery is complicated and she is baffled!
'I wish I could be best friends with Tan in real life! She's funny, brave and clever and an AWESOME spy!' Maia, age 11
'I finished reading this book in one go in two hours! The book was Truly Tan-tastic!' Tilda, age 10
'This is the ultimate must read of the century. I would love to be Tan and solve all the mysteries.' Heather, age 9
'I love the Tan books so much. I read the whole series in one week!' Declan, age 10
Nelson is a ninja. Hes not the coolest. Or the bravest. But he is the worlds nerdiest ninja! And now he has to stop an animal rampage and machines going crazy all over town! For that, hell need his new jetpack... and some serious ninja skills! How will Nelson learn to fly when hes scared of heights?!
Someone will take their final bow...
Fresh from their adventures in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells have returned to England. But they're not going straight back to school - first they're staying with Daisy's uncle Felix in London. But when London life gets a bit too exciting, the girls are packed off to the Rue Theatre to face an entirely new challenge- acting.
But adventure has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime... before the murderer strikes again.
Follow-up to the New York Times Bestselling Raymie Nightingale, from an internationally revered author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal.
When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from best friends Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of the small Georgia town in which they find themselves - including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder - she starts to worry that she is destined only for goodbyes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.)
Called "one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations" by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale - and now, with humour and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.
Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun is a classic fairy tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Princess and the Pea, Rumpelstiltskin, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the Swan Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Red Riding Hood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses and Hansel and Gretel.
This gorgeous gift book features black-and-white line and tone illustrations throughout from the talented Sarah Gibb.
This book was originally published in hardback as Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales.
A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations This artful and accessible introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name, and explain all 88 internationally recognized constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured alongside the story (mythological or historical) behind its naming, tips on how to find it, what times of year it is visible, and key stars and asterisms within its grouping. Complete with star maps and a glossary, this keepsake volume of visual reference and beauty is perfect for inquisitive young stargazers. Colors are brighter than they appear - printed in pure Pantones. Book jacket features foil stamping and laser-cut pinholes.
Hazard hunters Eddie and Junko are exploring some of the most extreme environments on Earth! But don't worry, they have their dangermobile packed with gadgets to tackle everything they come across. Join them and discover the fires of erupting Stromboli, the world's fastest winds on Mt. Washington, Brazil's venomous snake island, and much more.
In this fascinating round-the-world adventure, you'll travel to 35 of the planet's most dangerous natural places. With a mix of photos and illustrations, amazing facts and danger stats, it's a fun and absorbing introduction to our wild and wonderful world.
Why are things the way they are? Why do we do things a certain way? Wouldn't it be better if we did things differently? The Short & Curly Guide to Life poses the thorniest questions and the toughest topics to think about - all in the most fun and entertaining way!
You'll find yourself wondering if it's okay to break a promise - even if it is in a video game! Questioning whether you would want to spend eternity in an amazing virtual reality. Umming and ahhing over whether there's anything wrong with keeping the cutest baby fox for a pet... and so much more!
Covering topics such as fairness, bullying, bravery, friendship and choice, The Short & Curly Guide to Life is a must-read for every child, parent and teacher.
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK
----- Sound books have come a long way since the annoying and tinny ones of even a few years ago! This one has excerpts from 11 musical masterpieces, which are set within the story of a young boy learning to play piano and discovering where music can take the listener. With paragraphs on each composer, and the piece from which the excerpts are drawn, this is a fine way of introducing very young readers to classic music. Lindy Jones
Classical music comes to life like never before in this magical journey through 11 timeless compositions. Meet Allegro, an ordinary boy who can't stand practicing the piano. Those black dots on the page drive him crazy - until the music itself whisks him away on a breathtaking journey. Each beautifully illustrated scene on Allegro's journey is accompanied by a famous classical theme that can be played with the press of a button. Hear Grieg's Morning Mood while meandering through a misty meadow, Dvorak's New World Symphony while exploring uncharted lands, Debussy's Claire de Lune while pondering a shimmering night sky, and 7 more!
Beautiful gold foil, lavish illustrations, and high-quality sound make this a musical masterpiece to treasure forever.
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First there was Paris Up and Away, then London with Mary Poppins, and now the amazing laser cut artist has turned to New York. A little note released from a symphony orchestra at Carnegie Hall makes its way round New York, visiting other musicians and locations until it becomes part of the great melody of the city. Exquisite and intricate laser cut illustrations make this a beautiful book, but it is one that needs to be handled carefully! One of those works-of-art-masquerading-as-a-kids-book that adults enjoy for themselves. Lindy Jones
Quiet. The concert is beginning. The notes follow one after the other with elegance and grace except for one... A note filled with wanderlust yearning for escape. There is no place for her on the sheet music! She hops onto the piano. She leaps. Black keys, white keys, do, re, mi... and the little note lifts off into the night. So begins Helene Druvert's new book, the latest in the series that has so far included Paris Up, Up and Away and Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away. This book joins a runaway musical note as she soars out of the orchestra and into the New York night. Druvert's intricate lasercuts and delicate illustrations show the Big Apple and its sights at their very best, and offer a wonderfully imaginative introduction to the city and its music.
Who did Cleopatra grow up with? Where did Gengis Khan's fierce nature come from? And what was life like in the Kennedy household? Step into the lives of 25 famous faces from history and discover the intricate web of family that helped make them. Loved and loathed, this introduction to history comes with twenty-five family trees for the whole family to explore.
For centuries, mankind has gazed up at the Moon in awe and wonder. It has been a source of both aspiration and inspiration to astronomers, poets, mathematicians and artists alike. But how much do we know about our closest neighbour? In this book, you'll discover the history of man's relationship with the Moon - the science, the myths, the facts and the fiction - and how it affects our everyday lives and the world around us.
Where can we live if not in each other's shadow?
World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.
Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.
A beautiful children's picture book about diversity from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles.
Difference is everywhere, just look and see. This whole-wide-big-world is wondrous-unique.
A gorgeous picture book about our diverse and wonderful world from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles.
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Rawa is a remote community on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, and when Alison Lester and Jane Godwin visited, they worked together with the children to produce this charming book. Told in rhyme and with exuberant illustrations, the simple sentences and active verbs make this great fun to read aloud. Perfect for the younger pre-schooler age. Lindy Jones
Monster Party is an explosion of fun and pure joy. Children will love the hilarious, naughty desert monsters who come out of the ground to have a party on Dora Lake.
Eating chips and monster cake, they go 'galumphing' all over the place with a drum and a bass! Of all shapes and sizes, these monsters create havoc for the children at Rawa Community School who live on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert - `dancing and stomping', 'crashing and crunching', 'prowling and growling', 'happy and smiling'! Jeepers creepers! The monster cut-out illustrations created by the students are delightful. Monster Party will capture the hearts of the very young and the young at heart.
'Alison Lester and Jane Godwin have proven yet again that collaborating with children can help realise joyous storytelling and delightful illustrations... Monster Party is sure to find a well-loved home across age groups, from toddlers to primary-aged children. A useful jumping off point for group activities and classroom discussions - including interactive storytelling and learning about remote Indigenous communities - this is a picture book that belongs in schools, libraries and households alike.' - Michael Earp, Books+Publishing
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- From the team that brought us Penguin Problems comes another wonderfully quirky book about the existential dilemma of discontent! Giraffe feels really bad about his neck. Really really really bad. He is extremely self-conscious about it, until he meets a turtle, and learns that there can be worse things than too much neck… A delightful story with simple but expressive illustrations; one that adults will appreciate on a different level from the young readers who will find it humourous. Lindy Jones
Penguins aren't the only animal out there with problems, oh no...
From Jory John and Lane Smith, the winner of the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal, comes a laugh-out-loud companion to the acclaimed Penguin Problems. Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes... anything he can think of. But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose... and looks excellent in a bow tie.
There's a Monster in my Bedroom. Keep very, very still. Tell me you can see it. It's giving me a chill... A funny, charming rhyming picture book about a house full of monsters with an unexpected twist from internationally acclaimed comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers. With gorgeous, rich illustrations by Berlin artist, Johan Potma.
Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet-or maybe a nickname for a toy elephant. Through powerful graphic images, contrasting colours and a thoughtful progression, Aleph moves from basic shapes and familiar objects to a wider world, full of story, character and wonder. Janik Coat's unforgettable illustrations are perfect for sharing with babies-big, simple images with instant appeal.
A companion to Good Night, Sleep Tight! Join Bonnie and Ben as they rhyme their way through the day... until a twinkle, twinkle, little star calls them home.
From Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the team behind best-selling classics including Ducks Away, This and That and Where is the Green Sheep?
Age range 3 to 6 8 little planets with the sun at the center, each one wishing it were a little bit better...
Old slow Neptune felt he was behind. 165 years to circle the sun is an awful long time. But the 8th little planet didn't need to worry. It spins on its axis in a really big hurry!
To the tune of Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed comes a new bedtime story from bestselling author Chris Ferrie that's sure to get little ones excited about the solar system while learning new facts about each planet!
The INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE of HEROES want you!
But what are they looking for exactly? GIGANTIC MUSCLES? SUPER SPEED? MIND POWERS? SHAPE-SHIFTING AWESOMENESS? Possibly. But are they looking for a nude Wolf? An unconscious Piranha? A muffin-stealing Snake? And a... toaster with a fin and really big teeth? DUH! WHY WOULD YOU EVEN ASK THAT?!
Knuckleheads Assemble. It's Bad Guys Episode 8!
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
The sequel to the New York Times best-selling Every Day.
Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice.
For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day has ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who was like this. A was wrong.
Someday starts where Every Day left off. David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A and Rhiannon, exploring more deeply what Every Day and Another Day had originally asked: What is a soul? What makes us human? And does gender matter when it comes to love?
New York Times best-selling author David Levithan returns to one of his most moving and compelling stories, with the original novel, Every Day, adapted for the screen and hitting theatres 2018.
Levithan's powerful novel explores the complexities of first love, in a way that will capture anyone who loves Rainbow Rowell, John Green and Jandy Nelson.
This maze adventure book is a thrilling fantasy adventure and maze book hybrid. Upon opening the book, the reader is immersed in a quest to capture the missing pieces of a famous sword, and the mazes provide hands-on action as the reader flees from mysterious monks, escapes from exploding cities, and hunts down treasure. Throughout the book, the reader must collect gems, booty, and other treasure to make his way through the mazes. This analog video game is perfect for a screen-free epic adventure.
This book allows you to enter Leonardo Da Vinci's fascinating world and build four 3D models inspired by his research in every area of human knowledge: the art of war, flight, robotics, and architecture.
The 3D models are easy to construct from pre-cut cardboard shapes, which are simply pressed out along the perforations.
Thanks to the complex creations - a tank, a flying machine, a robot knight, and an criss-cross staircase - of David Hawcock's paper engineering, some of the most important and visionary ideas of this Italian Renaissance genius can be reconstructed in 3D alongside the artist's original sketches and drawings.
Leonardo's works of art and actual words, accompanied by clear illustrations and informative text, shed new light on the true significance of some of his most incredible and futuristic inventions.
Honouring the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death, this book offers an intelligent and stimulating way of exposing young children to history and science.
Little ones will love My First Big Book of Dinosaurs, a jumbo coloring book packed with almost 200 pages of coloring fun!
Children will love My First Big Book of Dinosaurs, a follow-up book to the successful My First Big Book of Coloring. This book is packed with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures that kids can color. The appealing artwork, with its heavy, chunky black lines, are eye-catching and kid-friendly. This book is sure to engage little ones for hours!
Age range 5+
A one-stop comprehensive book, filled with ideas and techniques for children to put into practice.
With over 100 activities involving drawing, colouring, cutting out, and sticking, children are sure to remain engaged and entertained for hours on end.
Just when you thought you'd mastered the art of finding Wally, along comes a whole new twist. Can you find Wally in the dark?
It's Wally like you've never seen him before! Use the paper spotlight searcher as a magic torch to illuminate the six classic scenes. The trick is to carefully move the magic slider around until the right spot is revealed. Each spectacular scene contains Wally and his friends, along with bonus hidden content and additional games on every page. The ultimate search-and-find book, with a night-time twist!
All light-up magic is designed from paper, and extra spotlight searchers are available to print from online. No batteries necessary.
From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark.
Night-time in Australia, animals are waking, people are exploring, discoveries are being made – under the Southern Cross. What makes ribbons of colour swirl in the sky? What are the spooky balls of light that bounce across the outback? What animal lays eggs that look like squishy ping-pong balls? Where can you watch a movie with bats circling overhead? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic picture book tour of Australia after dark.
A glorious picture-book tribute to Australia and all that makes it unique, from the iconic to the quirky.
Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From the First People to washing lines and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and akubras, skyscrapers and beaches that squeak, this 96-page picture book is a glorious tribute to this wide brown land and its rich and varied multicultural communities. Vibrantly illustrated with watercolour, ink and mono-printing, Australia Illustrated not only celebrates the more 'typical' Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, it also showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make Australia unique: the many types of rain, Greek street food, Sydney ferries, cattle breeds, the plants of the Daintree. Even the quokka selfie epidemic is featured!
Divided into Australia-wide entries as well as state and territory specific elements, readers will learn more about the endemic plants, animals, foods, landmarks, sports and oddities that make the regions around Australia special. Whimsical, humorous, high in detail, and guaranteed to delight both children and adults, this is a portrait of Australia like you've never seen it before. Grab your snorkel. Let's dive in!
Written by one of Australia's best loved authors, this board book will get toddlers and preschoolers up off their feet following the actions of the animals featured in the book. They'll soon be flapping their arms like a scary magpie's wings, stomping their feet like a cheeky wombat and dancing like a silly lizard, along with the actions of five other animals.
Jaz is fourteen and lives on Palm Island. When her mother tells her that she will be going to boarding school after the summer holidays, she is upset and confused. Part of her wants to go and part of her doesn't. But before she knows it, she's getting off the plane in Toowoomba and being welcomed to her new school. It's all so different: there's no beach, there're uniforms and rules, and there are hundreds of other kids, most of them white, and she can't seem to make herself understood when she talks to them. How will she cope?
The Little Prince is a modern fable, and for readers far and wide both the title and the work have exerted a pull far in excess of the book's brevity. Written and published first by Antoine de St-Exupery in 1943, only a year before his plane disappeared on a reconnaissance flight, it is one of the world's most widely translated books, enjoyed by adults and children alike.
In the meeting of the narrator who has ditched his plane in the Sahara desert, and the little prince, who has dropped there through time and space from his tiny asteroid, comes an intersection of two worlds, the one governed by the laws of nature, and the other determined only by the limits of imagination. The world of the imagination wins hands down, with the concerns of the adult world often shown to be lamentably silly as seen through the eyes of the little prince. While adult readers can find deep meanings in his various encounters, they can also be charmed back to childhood by this wise but innocent infant.
This popular translation contains the author's own delightful illustrations, bringing to visual life the small being at the tale's heart, and a world of fantasy far removed from any quotidian reality. It is also a sort of love story, in which two frail beings, the downed pilot and the wandering infant-prince who has left behind all he knows, share their short time together isolated from humanity and finding sustenance in each other. This is a book which creates a unique relationship with each reader, whether child or adult.
Collector's Editions: These new compact hardbacks will be cloth-bound, with matching coloured end papers, embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance their beautiful, bespoke cover illustrations.
With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too are Carroll's delightful verses such as The Walrus and the Carpenter and the inspired jargon of that masterly Wordsworthian parody, The Jabberwocky.
Little Women is one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, based on the author's own youthful experiences. It describes the family of the four March sisters living in a small New England community. Meg, the eldest, is pretty and wishes to be a lady; Jo, at fifteen is ungainly and unconventional with an ambition to be an author; Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music and Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve. The story of their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family income, their friendship with the neighbouring Laurence family, and their later love affairs remains as fresh and beguiling as ever.
Black Beauty is a perennial children's favourite, one which has never been out of print since its publication in 1877. It is a moralistic tale of the life of the horse related in the form of an autobiography, describing the world through the eyes of the creature. In taking this anthropomorphic approach, the author Anna Sewell broke new literary ground and her effective storytelling ability makes it very easy for the reader to accept the premise that a horse is recounting the exploits in the narrative.
The gentle thoroughbred, Black Beauty, is raised with care and is treated well until a vicious groom injures him. The damaged horse is then sold to various masters at whose hands he experiences cruelty and neglect. After many unpleasant episodes, including one where he becomes a painfully overworked cab horse in London, Black Beauty finally canters towards a happy ending. Although Anna Sewell's classic is set firmly in the Victorian period, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.
There have been many film and television adaptations of the story, but it is only the novel that captures the authentic voice of the central character.
Anne Shirley is an eleven-year-old orphan who has hung on determinedly to an optimistic spirit and a wildly creative imagination through her early deprivations. She erupts into the lives of aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a girl instead of the boy they had sent for. Thus begins a story of transformation for all three; indeed the whole rural community of Avonlea comes under Anne's influence in some way. We see her grow from a girl to a young woman of sixteen, making her mistakes, and not always learning from them.
Intelligent, hot-headed as her own red hair, unwilling to take a moral truth as read until she works it out for herself, she must also face grief and loss and learn the true meaning of love. Part Tom Sawyer, part Jane Eyre, by the end of Anne of Green Gables, Anne has become the heroine of her own story.
Collector's Editions : These new compact hardbacks will be cloth-bound, with matching coloured end papers, embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance their beautiful, bespoke cover illustrations.
Treasure Island is the seminal pirates and buried treasure novel, which is so brilliantly concocted that it appeals to readers both young and old. The story is told in the first person by young Jim Hawkins, whose mother keeps the Admiral Benbow Inn. An old seadog, a resident at the inn, hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors whom he fears but, despite all precautions, the old man is served with the black spot which means death. Among the dead man's belongings Jim discovers a map showing the location of the buried treasure of the notorious pirate Captain Flint. It is not long before he, along with Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, sets sail to find the treasure. However, amongst the hired hands is the one-legged Long John Silver who has designs on the treasure for himself.
The continuing fascination with this tale of high drama, buried treasure and treachery bears out what Stevenson wrote about the book to his friend W. E. Henley: 'if this don't fetch the kids, why, they have gone rotten since my day.' The book not only continues to 'fetch the kids' but the grown-ups too - in fact all those with the spirit of adventure in their hearts.
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet.
However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriend the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else.
They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.
Jo March - now Jo Bhaer - returns as a young woman with her family of her own. With her husband, Professor Bhaer, they open their hearts (and their home) to educate and care for a handful of rowdy yet well-meaning youngsters.
Plumfield, the school where the boys learn 'how to help themselves and be useful men,' has a spirited student body that includes - in addition to the Bhaers' two sons - Nat, an orphaned street musician, cold and frightened when he first appears at the Bhaers' door; business-minded Tommy; Dan, a 'wild boy' eventually tamed by love and kindness; and other endearing mischief-makers.
Outside the classroom, the boys rush headlong from one prank to another - from playing matador with the family cow to nearly setting the school afire with a smouldering cigar stub. But in the end, they prove to have a positive effect on the lives of the entire Bhaer family.
Also available in Virago Children's Classics: Little Women, Good Wives and Little Men
'Life and love are very precious when both are in full bloom' With four lively, attractive women in one house and a dashing young bachelor in the neighbouring one, romance can only be a matter of time. As Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy become young women, they take separate paths in life, following their dreams, finding love, becoming wives, and travelling the world. But the tie that binds the sisters brings them together when tragedy strikes, for only with each other can they find the comfort they need.
Also in Virago Classic Children's Books: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys
'Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.' It has been ten years since Jo and her husband founded their school for orphans. The first of Jo's boys are now young men, making their way in the world. Nat is a musician, touring Europe and prone to romantic entanglements. Emil is a sailor, surviving shipwreck and disaster. Dan is looking for adventure, but finding only trouble. Through life's highs and lows, they will always be welcomed with open arms at Plumfield, for no matter how many years go by, they will always be Jo's boys.
Also available in Virago Children's Classics are Little Women, Good Wives and Little Men.
When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river and drowns, he is transformed from a twelve-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a 'water-baby'. In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement.
With a beautiful foiled cover and glorious inside illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell, this edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, first published in 1863, is a truly special gift to treasure.
This edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy was originally retold by May Byron for little people, with the approval of the author. It is a thrilling adventure for all ages; the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is a tale that never gets old. It follows the Darling children - Wendy, John and Michael - who befriend the magical Peter and are whisked away to the Never-Land, where the villainous Captain Hook and the brave Lost Boys await.
Mabel Lucie Attwell's gentle illustrations and distinctive style have been the nursery staple of generations of children. Her illustrated edition of May Byron's abridged Peter Pan and Wendy was first published in 1921. Macmillan is proud to return Mabel Lucie Attwell's interpretation to print.
Once upon a time, many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor, and his name was Dolittle - John Dolittle M.D. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his house with every kind of creature imaginable and even learns to talk their language. And when the Doctor hears of a terrible sickness among the monkeys in Africa, soon he and his animal friends are setting off on the most unforgettable adventure . . .
The thirteenth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series, now with over 30 million books in print!
From Australia's favourite comedian Peter Helliar comes the third adventure in his hilarious and best-selling Frankie Fish series! Just when you thought our time-travellers had everything under control, it all comes crashing down ...
Best friends Frankie and Drew are desperate to win this year's Halloween costume parade, and they know exactly what will give them the edge: authentic Viking costumes from olden-day Norway!
The plan is simple: use their secret Sonic Suitcase to get in, get helmets, and get out. But they weren't counting on accidentally bringing back a Viking called Birger with them - plus his angry brother Brynjar, who really has it in for Frankie and Drew. Can the boys round up the vikings, get them back home and win the costume parade before anyone discovers what they've done?
Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth, so weirdness is pretty normal for them. But when unbelievably scary things start to happen, even Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany have trouble believing what?s going on. Why is everyone running away from their worst fears and where did those fears suddenly appear from? How can a dinosaur that doesn?t even exist be about to chomp Cymphany in two? And is the evil Felonious Dark reformed like he says he is, or is he the one behind the unbelievably scary happenings?
It's November, 1922. In a valley in Egypt the tomb of a long dead pharaoh is about to be discovered. The world watches and waits for news with baited breath. Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye, who lives in a flat above a shop in London, is eagerly following the story. One morning the news takes a sinister turn: a man- a famous Egyptologist- disappears. All that remains of him are his feet. Then Lil's grandfather is taken suddenly ill, and when a mysterious package turns up for him from the Egyptologist, Lil starts to believe there is truth to the rumours of a pharaoh's curse.
A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination.
Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their thrilling worlds, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses.
Tilly's new ability could even help her solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. But danger may be lurking on the very next page...
An anthology of beastly bedtime stories for all kinds of kids from some of Australia's most loved children's authors.
Filled with terrific twists on the traditional - from sleepovers of doom to pirate dance parties - these stories are sure to have kids shaking in their bed... with laughter.
Bursting with humour and full of spooky illustrations from Anne Yi, illustrator of the best-selling Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose series, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat is the perfect antidote for bedtime blues.
Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer.
When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War 1, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.
Wonder was first published in 2012. Since then it has become a critically acclaimed, multi-million global bestseller, and been transformed into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Its simple message of asking children and adults to #ChooseKind has sparked a global movement, and its status as a modern classic is assured.
This beautiful special edition contains the original text of Wonder, and also its companion novel, Auggie & Me, which follows the stories of Julian, Charlotte and Christopher, and their relationships with the unforgettable Auggie Pullman.
The shining star of madcap mayhem RHYS DARBY delivers out-of-this-world absurdity with his first hilarious mystery-comedy book for kids! Crack the crazy Morse codes and unleash the action with bogus baddies, a burly bigfoot and McGinty's mission to find his parents, who have been pronounced missing, presumed missing
In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life - just in time for the holidays.
Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director. What's more, my father is in town, working at a bar, which is obviously just a cover for our father-son crime-fighting partnership. And my dim-witted polar bear business partner, Total, wants to be reunited with his family. I should have known it would end like this. I expected more.
Mishaps and madness ensue when magical drawing ink comes to life in the Rylance home and 11-year-old Ethan tries to prove he's just as talented as his famous father.
A moving but light-hearted story about grief, family and a sixth-grade rivalry. When Ethan's class is given the task of creating a graphic novel and magical ink jumps out of his father's sketchbook, a strange series of events is set into motion. To his younger sister, Inkling is Lucy, her beloved dog; to his father, Inkling is a second chance at a dwindling career and a chance to solve his family's money worries. Friends and enemies alike try to use Inkling to ace tests and create bestselling comic books, but to Ethan, Inkling is his friend - and he must do everything in his power save him.
It's hard to be good when your head is practically exploding with schemes! The hilarious Elizabella series is middle-grade at its finest.
Elizabella – ten and a quarter – is a Poet, Fixer of Fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. And when her plans involve making a swimming pool in the playground without consulting a single teacher, the students are behind her every step of the way. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other?
Sherlock Holmes's sister, Enola, is back on another case! Enola Holmes is being hunted by the world's most famous detective - her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But while she is on the run in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as if she is a soul mate to the girl who drew them. But that girl, Lady Cecily, has disappeared without a trace. Braving the midnight streets, Enola must unravel the clues to find this left-handed lady, but in order to save her, Enola risks revealing more than she should. Will she be able to keep her identity a secret and find Lady Cecily, or will the one thing she is trying to save - her freedom - be lost forever?
When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers-all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother's strange disappearance. Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?
'Are you lonely here?' her mother asked. 'Never,' Alice said. 'Not while I am friends with the lyrebird.' Alice has spent her life living on the outskirts of a small town, in a house nestled in bushland. Every other morning, she is visited by a lyrebird. Her bond with this magnificent bird brings her together with her nearest neighbour, Mr Brown, a widower who loves the bush and its treasures as much as she does.
But change is coming: Alice is growing up, and having to think about her future (a future which might mean leaving the bush for her education). Mr Brown is getting older, and less able to look after himself. And as the nearby town grows, their beloved lyrebird and bushland are threatened too.
A touching story that will resonate with readers everywhere, stunningly illustrated with woodcuts by acclaimed artist Julian Laffan.
A terrible crime has been committed at the Brownleigh Football Club. Someone has ruined the footy field with deep tyre tracks. And there’s grafitti all over the clubhouse walls. The damage is diabolical! Who is responsible and why would anyone target the greatest footy club in the world?
The police aren’t that interested in investigating – they’ve got bigger fish to fry – so it’s up to a bunch of amateur detectives from Sommerton High to find the culprits and bring them to justice.
Meet the Forensic Amateur Research Team – or F.A.R.T. for short. This crack squad is made up of Sam Trang: 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 Trang, Sam’s little brother, who regularly brings everyone lunch.
Using their intuition, wits and some slightly illegal hacking skills, this unlikely mob of misfits sets about cracking a great sporting club vandalism mystery!
When a bullying incident sends twelve year-old Nico Holland over the edge of a cliff into the icy waters of Still Cove, where no one ever goes, friends Tyler and Ella – and even 'cool kid' Opal – rush to his rescue... only to discover an island hidden in the swirling mists below. Shrouded by dense trees and murky tides, the island appears uninhabited, although the kids can't quite shake the feeling that something about it is off.
Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat with an array of curiosities inside: odd-looking weapons, unnerving portraits, maps to places they've never heard of, and a glass jar containing something completely unidentifiable. As the group delves deeper into the unknown, their discoveries – and their lives – begin to intertwine in weird and spooky ways. Something ancient has awakened... and it knows their wishes and dreams - and their deepest secrets. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy things that lurk within their own hearts?
Told from Nico's and Opal's alternating points of view, The Darkdeep, from bestselling duo Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, kicks off a suspenseful and spooky new series, perfect for fans of Stranger Things.
The year is 1350. Boy, a hunchbacked, sweet-natured goatherd, is content in his quiet country life. But when a shadowy pilgrim with a dangerous past arrives on the farm, his world is turned upside down. Secundus is a man on a mission, and upon first sight of Boy, enlists him as his servant, ripping him away from tranquility and plunging them both into a perilous medieval treasure hunt... but there is more to the pilgrims quest than meets the eye.
The Poppa Platoon are on another dangerous mission. They must sneak into Wibbly the Cheeky Wizards Spooky All-You-Can-Eat Family Restaurant. They must eat as much as they can, as fast as they can, but still leave plenty of room for dessert. Then they must get out of there without being captured by a very spooky enemyWibbly the Cheeky Wizard himself.
Can the platoon survive the horrors of the all-you-can-eat restaurant? Or will Operation Dessert Storm be their downfall? The Poppa Platoon has undertaken serious training before their outing. The first strategy: avoid soup, keep room for dessert!
Seth is the oppressed kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel, owned by the nasty Bunn family. His only friend is his black cat, Nightshade. But when a strange gathering of magicians arrives for dinner, kindly Dr Thallomius is poisoned by Seths special dessert. A locked-room murder investigation ensues and Seth is the main suspect. The funny thing is, hes innocent... can he solve the mystery and clear his name, especially when magics afoot?
Enjoy laughs and giggles with this boxed set of the popular Dog Man series.
Lewis Barnavelt doesn't have time on his side...
When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbour, Mrs Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis couldn't be happier. What's not to like about seeing his uncle practise spells and eating Mrs Zimmermann's famous cookies?
At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that evil Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls - a clock that could obliterate humankind.
As the clock can be heard ticking away in the house all the time, sometimes louder, sometimes quieter, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, it is up to the Barnavelts to find where it is hidden in the walls - and stop it. A true race against time...
When Maxi and his friends discover that someone has been dumping rubbish into the ocean near Bondi, they are furious. Who would do such a thing, and why won't anyone take them seriously when they report it? Luckily, Maxi has a plan - but exposing the polluter will hurt someone he cares about. Can Maxi find a way out of this messy situation?
Get ready to hit the beach in this action-packed series from Bondi Rescue's Lifeguard Maxi and Australian comedy writer David Lawrence.
Maxi joins Buckler Ocean Swimming Club to have a bit of fun with his mates. But then a big prize for the Junior Ocean Challenge is announced. The winner will get money for their club and a day with legendary lifeguard Mick Hawk! Maxi would do anything to win.
Especially as it might help save Buckler. Will his hard work and determination pay off, or will Maxi's arch-enemy ruin his chances? Get ready to hit the beach in this action-packed series from Bondi Rescue's Lifeguard Maxi and Australian comedy writer David Lawrence.
A beautiful new slip-case of the 4 original Magic Faraway Tree stories: The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree , The Folk of the Faraway Tree and Up The Faraway Tree.
Taran dreams of fighting heroic battles instead of being an Assistant Pig-Keeper... until Hen Wen, the magical pig, disappears. With the land of Prydain under threat by the evil Horned King, and Taran searching for Hen Wen, he is drawn into a dangerous quest. Coming face-to-face with warriors and witches, a princess and a poet, creatures fierce and friendly, Taran is about to learn what it truly takes to be a hero.
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo.
'He'll always be true, faithful and brave, even to the last beat of his heart.' It's 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive.
As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on . . .
There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017.
Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest...
In this eerie and unnerving collection, you will find some eerily chilling tales of the supernatural. Distinguished authors Joan Aiken, Robert Westall, Susan Price and Michael Morpurgo are just a few of the highly acclaimed writers who have contributed stories to this spooky collection. We meet a baby ghost in Ursula Moray Williams' 'A Ghost of One's Own', a cheeky modern boy ghost in Marjorie Darke's 'Hi, It's Me', a Victorian girl ghost with disturbing powers in Jane Gardam's 'Bang, Bang - Who's Dead?' and even a cat ghost in Gene Kemp's 'The Passing of Puddy'. Each one makes the unexplainable and unbelievable so real it will send tingles down your spine and scare you witless!
Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read! 'Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure...this book is brilliant!' Tim PeakeJames Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.
Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until...
Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! Their mission- solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...
Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.
Revisit the best friends you'll ever have with this brand-new exclusive retro collection! Featuring books 1-6, Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day - all with their original covers, in a fantastic BSC tin case.
A collection of different comics taken from the issues of The Phoenix, this bind-up pulls together different humorous, informative, action-packed, and brain-teasing stories into one mega-comic bind-up!
A practical buffet table for kids to enjoy, brought together with in-house favourites like Bunny vs. Monkey and Evil Emperor Penguin alongside all-new characters and properties for them to love. The Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection provides the unique experience of reading a great comic or magazine... but with loads more material!
Kay-Bell loves to play footy. All she wants to do on the field is make her family and the Tiwi people proud. But when Aunty B gets in the way of her dream of kicking goals for the Tiwi Warriors, Kay-Bell must enlist the help of her friends and brother on a wild journey...
Will she survive the water buffaloes, dugongs, crocodiles and stormy weather to make it to the big game?
The final book in the extraordinary Faraway Tree series, published as a stand-alone edition for the first time in more than three decades!
One day, Robin and Joy read about the Magic Faraway Tree in a book and decide to go meet Joe, Beth and Frannie themselves. The five children have all sorts of exciting adventures together, including being captured by the Enchanter Red-Cloak in the Land of Castles, a birthday treat for Joy in the Land of Wishes, and a delicious visit to the Land of Cakes!
The Faraway Tree stories have been delighting readers for over 75 years. Have you collected all the titles in the Magic Faraway Tree series? Look out for The Enchanted Wood, The Faraway Tree, Folk of the Faraway Tree, and Up the Faraway Tree. Also available in beautiful deluxe editions.
Also look out for the Blyton Colour Reads series. Chock full of vibrant colour illustrations from Alex Paterson, these are the perfect way to introduce the Faraway Tree adventures to children ages five and up.
Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make The Faraway Tree perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree-, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Enid takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors.
'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.
Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world's best-loved carol, 'Silent Night.' Rediscover the nativity story in all its glory - from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels - as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. A gorgeous book for all the family to share during the festive season.
Written for young readers by a great Irish folklorist, this Newbery Award-winning anthology was acclaimed by Publishers Weekly as still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths. Padraic Colum recounts Jason and the Argonauts' quest for the golden fleece and related stories of Atalanta the huntress, the fearsome Minotaur, the minstrel Orpheus, and other immortal tales. Willy Pogany's enchanting drawings complement the text.
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher, in this true story of her life. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the amazing life of Jane Goodall, the world expert on chimpanzees, in this true story of her life. When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee called Jubilee which sparked her early love of animals. As an adult, Jane travelled to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in a new way - by living with them in their habitat. This is how Jane made many discoveries that people had missed. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
A wonderful anthology of eight stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development, written by child authors from all around the world and produced in conjunction with UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative.
UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative works to empower children all around the world. The stories in this book are written by children aged between 8 and 12 from every corner of the globe: Canada, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa, Taiwan, Uruguay and United Arab Emirates. With beautiful, full colour illustrations throughout by four talented illustrators, Jhonny Nunez, Giovana Medeiros, Marco Guadalupi and Mona Meslier Menaua, this book is the perfect way to engage children with the issues facing the planet and the lives of children in other countries.
The children's stories are imaginative, empowering and inspiring. They focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals and present likeable characters who go on problem-solving adventures to fix the problems faced in each region. The book features a foreword by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.
'... and together, the children could build a better future.' Book band: Dark Blue
Set off on a journey around the world with this follow up to the bestselling Illuminature and Illumanatomy. Use your three-colour lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings. Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an atlas like no other from Milan-based design duo Carnovsky.
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous writer, in this true story of her life. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
Celebrate a whole alphabet of trailblazing, groundbreaking wonder women from around the world and through time, taking in Ada Lovelace, J. K. Rowling, Oprah Winfrey and every letter in between.
Men and women, boys and girls need heroes to look up to, and to aspire to be. There are thousands upon thousands of books and films about amazing athletes, scientists, artists and explorers, but they're almost all men. Girls get princesses and mermaids - sure, not necessarily the worst career choices, but there aren't enough castles and beaches for the world's 3.5 billion women.
This book brings incredible women out of the shadows, celebrates their success and acknowledges their achievements. Certain to empower and inspire women and girls everywhere, it's perfect for fans of The Little Book of Feminist Saints, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and We Should All Be Feminists.
Tigers, orangutans, pangolins, polar bears, fin whales, bees ... there are so many incredible animals that need saving!
Join vet, conservationist and children's TV presenter Dr Jess French and take a trip around the world to meet 38 of the most extraordinary creatures on the planet. From the endangered animals we all know and love, like tigers, polar bears, orangutans and rhinos, to the less familiar pangolin, kakapo and vaquita, see these amazing creatures up close in their natural habitats. Visit jungles, mountains, rivers and coral reefs and learn about the threats to these species' survival, as well as the remarkable conservation efforts that are being undertaken to save them.
Illustrated in a stunning graphic artwork style, this beautiful gift book is sure to inspire future conservationists and animal lovers of all ages.
Changing the world may sound like an impossible task. It’s the kind of thing only political leaders, business innovators, and celebrities can do, right? But what if that’s not true? Just look to these change-making girls who used their voices, their strengths, and their courage to forge new paths to a better future all before their 20th birthdays.
Teen Trailblazers tells the stories of 30 awe-inspiring young women, from historical groundbreakers like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Anne Frank; to history’s quiet heroines, like Sybil Ludington, who warned troops that the British were coming; and Claudette Colvin, who inspired Rosa Parks; to today’s powerful voices of social justice like Jazz Jennings and Emma González.
Discover the remarkable change, leadership, and innovation made by incredible girls who overcame huge obstacles to accomplish great things. These pioneers are proof that every girl has the power to speak up, to speak out, to innovate, to inspire, to ask questions, and to challenge injustice. Each of these young women was "just a girl" until the day she wasn’t anymore until she became a trailblazer.
The ultimate book for curious kids who love to learn, with more than 1,000 facts on favourite topics such as animals, dinosaurs, space, science, and history.
DKfindout! 1,000 Awesome Fact Book is the perfect kids book for any child with a desire to learn new and exciting things. Packed full of astonishing pictures, there are intriguing facts to read and fun to be had on every page. Children will discover amazing and bizarre facts such as which shark glows in the air, how busy the body really is, when a dinosaur travelled into space, and so much more! Children can then challenge themselves and their friends with the entertaining, info-filled quizzes.
This amazing compendium of facts will satisfy and intrigue any child who is eager to learn and discover - and keep them coming back for more!
There are many kinds of hero! OH BOY is a striking collection of true stories about amazing New Zealand men who busted stereotypes and broke through obstacles to follow their passion. Heroes can wear rugby boots or ballet shoes. They can go on adventures, build rockets, or save lives.
They can change the world with a shovel, a microscope or an idea. And YOU can become one of them! Just some of the amazing men whose stories are featured in this book are Billy T James, Bret McKenzie, Bruce McLaren, Edmund Hillary, Ernest Rutherford, Fred Hollows, Jemaine Clement, Jonah Lomu, Kelly Tarlton, Liam Malone, Neil Finn, Peter Jackson, Richie McCaw, Steven Adams, Taika Waititi, Willie Apiata, Witi Ihimaera - and many, many more. Find out all about how they rose to the challenge and overcame obstacles and stereotypes about what men can do!
Their stories are accompanied by equally fabulous portraits specially created for the book by ten exceptional New Zealand-based illustrators- Ant Sang, Bob Kerr, Daron Parton, Elliot O'Donnell (aka Askew One), Fraser Williamson, Michel Mulipola, Neil Bond, Patrick McDonald, Toby Morris and Zak Waipara.
A companion volume to the number-one bestseller GO GIRL, OH BOY is essential and inspirational reading for New Zealanders of all ages. And that includes you too, grown ups!
A collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view.
Often funny, sometimes surprising, and always inspiring, this book aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the scholarly text by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism.
Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN's women's foundation, royalties will benefit the charity.
Curated by STYLE columnist and Pink Protest founder Scarlett Curtis, with some names still to be announced, contributors include:
Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alicia Garza - Jameela Jamil - Kat Dennings - Nimco Ali - Beanie Feldstein - Olivia Perez - Amika George - Evanna Lynch - Akilah Hughes - Tanya Burr - Grace Campbell - Alison Sudol - Kiernan Shipka - Elyse Fox - Charlie Craggs - Rhyannon Styles - Skai Jackson - Tasha Bishop - Lolly Adefope - Bronwen Brenner - Dr Alaa Murabit - Trisha Shetty - Jordan Hewson - Amy Trigg - Em Odesser - Emi Mahmoud - Lydia Wilson - Swati Sharma
A large-format, fully illustrated exploration of the Titanic that gives both the sailing experience as well as the tragic end. Includes reproductions of period items, a narrated tour of the ship, eyewitness accounts and the official investigation.
There is no limit to our appetite for the Titanic. The ship's demise more than 100 years ago still invites curiosity, fascination and conjecture. This is a meticulously reconstructed adventure of the legendary disaster.
Author Jim Pipe assumes the role of one of the many journalists that covered the maiden voyage. He describes the facts: the financiers and builders, the shipyard, the layout and state-of-the-art technology, the passengers, the appointments, staterooms, dining rooms and more, and also the "hidden" spaces used by the lower-class passengers and the crew.... And of course, he conveys the public astonishment at this new "wonder of the world," the biggest ship ever, and unsinkable!
The narrator's imaginary account is combined with period photographs, illustrations, tip-ins, booklets and other ephemera and eyewitness accounts of the sinking, including those by surviving children. He covers the aftermath of the tragedy and includes the reports and inquiries of the official investigation.
From excitement to horror, Titanic is a richly detailed and dramatic experience for readers of all ages.
The traditional formula of the alphabet book is reinterpreted in two volumes packed with information and curiosities! Each letter of the alphabet corresponds to an important topic that explores and explains space travel, or presents a person whose inventions have changed the world.
Thanks to these volumes, the young readers will be able to say, without fear of contradiction, that they know space and the history of inventions... from A to Z!
The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship.
A fantastic book... The 8821/2 answers in this book truly are amazing - both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given. -CM Magazine.
For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers... and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults. -Resource Links.
It's all here. The financiers and founders of the White Star Line; the building and launch; the ship's features; the crew and passengers; the fateful collision; the scramble for lifeboats; the sinking and the survivors; the high-tech discovery of the wreck; the movie.... 8821/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is packed with all of the intriguing details and fascinating facts that tell the true story.
It puts myths to rest and confirms the truth. Was the Titanic really unsinkable? Were third-class passengers locked down below? Were there enough lifeboats? Was there a Jack Dawson? Did the Heart of the Ocean diamond really exist? Was there a murderer aboard the ship? It tells of the small tragedies for some survivors. Deceased violinist Jock Hume's family received a bill for five shillings and fourpence (GBP40 today) for the cost of his uniform. A baby was kidnapped on board the rescue ship, the Carpathia, by a woman who had lost her child. Jack Thayer, who never got over the death of his son in the water, took his own life thirty years after the sinking.
Illustrated with dozens of accurate paintings, diagrams and rare photographs, the book's special features include the making of James Cameron's movie Titanic, a true-or-false quiz and the real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful voyage.
8821/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is a must-have purchase for all Titanic enthusiasts.
Age range 9 to 12 From exploration to equality, who are the feisty females who shaped our society?
Over time, women have shaped and changed everything from medicine to music, sports to science, and forged a few firsts along the way. Find out about the women who soared through the skies, wrote about wizards and sat down to stand up for what's right in this infographic-style title.
Age range 9 to 12 From lightbulbs to literature, who are the famous fellas who literally light up our lives?
Over time, men have shaped and changed everything from sports to science, politics to peace, and broken a world record or two along the way. Find out about the guys who discovered gravity, invented the Internet and fought for freedom in this infographic-style title.
Explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.
Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.
More than 130 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.
On the night of October 30, 1938, thousands of Americans panicked when they believed that Martians had invaded Earth. What appeared to be breaking news about an alien invasion was in fact a radio drama based on H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds, performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre players. Some listeners became angry once they realized they had been tricked, and the reaction to the broadcast sparked a national discussion about fake news, propaganda, and the role of radio. In this compelling nonfiction chapter book, Gail Jarrow explores the production of the broadcast, the aftermath, and the concept of fake news in the media.
Ever wondered what the first weapons were made from, or how the ancient Mongol warriors defeated the armies of China? Famous battles, brave fighters, and ingenious weapons all come alive in this exciting illustrated book.
From the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights from the battlefield are revealed alongside beautiful illustrations by Mackenzie Schubert.
Mackenzie Schubert is an illustrator, graphic designer, and sculptor who uses these different mediums to create works that interpret images and objects into new and interesting forms. He lives in Oakland with his wife and their dog, Arrow.
Find out about every dinosaur that's ever been discovered in this Dictionary of Dinosaurs! From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, read about when they lived, where they lived, what they ate and much more. Featuring epic artwork from Dieter Braun, and up-to-date facts from top dinosaur experts. Includes the worlds best loved dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, T-rex, Triceratops,Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus.
Why do I have to wash? Why don't aeroplanes fall down? Where do mountains come from? Why is the sea blue? Why do I dream? This book invites young people to discover more about the world around them by asking and answering questions for themselves. The book is structured around twentytwo questions, each one tackled over two spreads. The first spread explores the question and answer, supported by a detailed illustration, photograph or diagram. The second spread asks further questions on a similar theme to help build an understanding of how science underlies everything from the ingredients in our fridge to reaching the moon. The tone of the text is fresh and informal without being flippant.
Why are trees so important? How many types are there? How do they benefit the environment and wildlife? This book, by the award-winning author Piotr Socha, answers these questions and more, tracking the history of trees from the time of the dinosaurs to the current day.
Let's go on a Lifesize adventure! Step into the book and see how you measure up against some of the world's most amazing animals.
High-five a polar bear to discover who has the biggest paw and peer through the die-cut to find out how you'd look with a giant squid eye. This interactive non-fiction adventure features Lifesize illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals in the world and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with these amazing animals.
This huge, playful book is the perfect introduction to animals for young children and is the first non-fiction book from picture book star, Sophy Henn. Climb into the book for a truly wild adventure...
Sherlock Bones and his trusted accomplice Dr. Catson are embroiled in a frenetic times-table adventure. They must follow a teasing trail of multiplication-themed puzzles, and it's up to the reader to find the answer to each fiendish problem, all in the hope of foiling Professor Moriratty's evil plan.
This charming activity book features 'Sherlock's Secret Solver', which reveals the answer to each puzzle when placed over a moire area, allowing children to test their numeracy skills again and again.
This charming activity book features 'Sherlock's Secret Solver' which reveals the answer to each puzzle when placed over a moire area, allowing children to test their numeracy skills again and again.
Discover some of the most incredible creatures on Earth in this interactive atlas of world wildlife. Featuring over 180 animals from a variety of habitats, lift the flaps to explore the Amazon Rainforest, Madagascar, the Great Barrier Reef and many other wonders of the natural world.
A beautiful gift, this is a children's animal encyclopedia with a twist. Alongside interesting facts are the stories and myths behind children's favourite animals as well as incredible pictures and stunning illustrations. Containing more than 100 species, this beautiful modern bestiary will take children through the animal kingdom from the huge whale to the tiny spider. Discover how the koala got its name or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the Sun across the sky. Each page features fun animal facts and detailed close-up photographs for children to pore over, including firm favourites such as dolphins, tigers and butterflies as well more unusual animals such as walrus, lemur and peacock. A perfect gift for children who can't get enough of animals, wildlife and nature, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals covers animals big and small and feathered and furred and will be a treasured favourite book.
Buzzing with amazing facts, The Bee Book is a charming celebration of bees. The talented new author and illustrator, Charlotte Milner, takes you on an amazing journey through the world of bees and tells you everything you need to know about these fascinating creatures. Bees are incredibly industrious, brilliant at building, super social and - more importantly - responsible for a third of every mouthful we eat! Learn to appreciate our fuzzy friends, discovering why their survival matters so much.
With a unique glow-in-the dark tactile book cover that recreates the cratered surface of the moon, DISCOVERING PLANETS AND MOONS is the ultimate guide to the most fascinating features of our solar system.
Blast off into outer space with DISCOVERINGS PLANETS AND MOONS! From the icy outer reaches of our solar system to the blazing heat of the Sun, this action-packed, full-color book is bursting with gripping facts, fun tidbits, and dynamic artwork that bring the mysteries of our galaxy to life!
Age range 4 to 8 In this, Jenni Desmond's third nonfiction children's book about one of the large, endangered animals of Earth, we join a young boy as he learns about The Elephant.
From Africa to Asia, the elephant makes its home. Light on their feet, despite their great weight, these magnificent creatures appear light and graceful because they're always walking on their tip-toes. They have excellent hearing and can detect the rumblings of other elephants from six miles away. And, just like humans being right handed or left handed, elephants can be right tusked or left tusked!
The recipient of the 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated award for her book The Polar Bear, Desmond creates illustrations that are scientifically accurate, strikingly detailed, and beautifully rendered in collage, paint, and coloured pencil.
Age range 9-12 Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy.
Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and even short activities to enhance understanding. Use the references and further reading recommendations at the end to help find more information about astronomy, perfect for assignments or those just wanting to know more about the coolest topic in the galaxy!
Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Space Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library!
Learn to code five fun computer games including Snake and Pong in this essential beginner's guide for kids.
Long, long ago the world was inhabited by dinosaurs of incredible strength, size and beauty. From the plant eating Tricerotops to the carnivorous Pterodactyl and destructive Tyrannasaurous Rex. The pages of this atlas are richly illustrated with images of these wonders from a previous world. Supporting photographs and fun, vibrant illustrations provide the stories behind each epic dinosaur.
Different ecosystems and habitats around the world has led to an enormous range of wildly different animals. From the fast zebras in South Africa to the ferocious sharks that swim deep beneath the sea. The pages of this atlas are richly illustrated with pictures showing the numerous habitats around the world. Supporting photographs and fun, vibrant illustrations provide the stories behind each amazing animal, from the freezing Antarctic to the blistering Sahara.
Jingle all the way to Christmas with the very first Grug hardback - the perfect gift for younger readers Grug's first Christmas means lots of lovely surprises for Grug's bush friends.
Everyone is learning that giving and receiving on this special day is what Christmas is all about ...
... and waking up on Christmas morning is the most wondrous moment of all!
Stinkbug can really stink. But when it starts bugging his friends, Stinkbug wonders if it's time to stop doing what stink bugs do best...
A funny bug story, from the much loved, multi-award-winning Tohby Riddle
For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia's death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination.
And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live.
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP...
On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined.
An enchanting new collection of fully illustrated stories from two much-loved Australian creators, and the perfect gift for any young booklover.
Growly Bear and Mary Rose do everything together. Until, one day, Growly Bear is left behind on a train.
He's sure that Mary Rose will come back for him. However, as the days turn to weeks and the weeks turn to months, Growly Bear's fur gets worn, his eye comes loose and his Growl starts to fade. Then, a child picks him up! But it isn't the child he was expecting...
Will Growly Bear ever find his way back to Mary Rose? Or will this be the start of his biggest adventure yet?
The Most-Loved Bear is a charming story of friendship from the bestselling Sam McBratney, author of picture book classic, Guess How Much I Love You. With beautiful, characterful illustrations from talented illustrator Sam Usher, this is sure to become a favourite.
Sunny days, weekends at the pool, games in the backyard, daylight until late and long, lovely holidays... that's summer, the best season ever.
The perfect follow up to the much-loved Why I Love Footy (Notables list, Picture Book of the Year category, CBCA 2016). An ode to a uniquely Australian experience and the joy of family and friends.
There are many types of gifts. You can give a big, shiny, wrapped gift on Christmas morning, but you can also give the gifts of your help or your time. You can bake a cake for your parents or share what you learned in school with your little sister. You can help a friend unravel a knotty bracelet or smile at a stranger who looks sad. With a spirit of generosity, you'll find you have many gifts to give to the world-and that giving can be even more fulfilling than receiving. Featuring a die-cut cover and interior flaps throughout, My Little Gifts celebrates the gift of giving.
The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler's emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.
Your pet iguana, tap-dancing shoes, an inflatable moose ...
What else might you need when you're going to the moon?
From an exciting new duo comes a heartfelt story about dreaming your biggest dream and taking it to the stars.
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?
From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.
Share all the joy and fun of preparing for a family Christmas with your favourite characters from the best-selling picture book series, There?s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.
Pig was a pug and I'm sorry to say if he didn't come first it would ruin his day. Won't he ever learn?!
Pig, the world's greediest Pug, won't play fair. He'll do anything to win! The best-selling picture book comes with Pig and Trevor finger puppets!
Little Chicken has learnt what every good story should have ... an ELEPHANT of surprise!
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 learned 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?
This very special gift box includes a special hardback edition of Tales From the Inner City and an exclusive limited edition signed and numbered print of 'Bluebell' by Shaun Tan.
Where can we live if not in each other's shadow?
World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.
Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.
There's a baddie running through this book, Turn the pages; have a look. There he goes, did you see? Sound your siren, chase with me.
Kids, watch out! A baddie is on the loose and only you can catch him. But this baddie is very sneaky. He's going to have you looking for him everywhere... up and down, and around and around...until the very last page!
Rabbit doesn't want to go to bed, so he decides to kidnap The Dark and trap it in a biscuit tin so he can stay up all night long. But The Dark reminds Rabbit of all the good things that he does. What about all the nocturnal animals, he asks... and surely you can't have a yummy breakfast of toast and honey and fresh orange juice unless you've been to bed? But the BEST thing about The Dark, of course, is reading a really good bedtime story...
ALISON LESTER: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13
Who would you be?
On a Stormy Night at Sea, in the Wild West, under the Big Top, in the Frozen North, in a Transylvanian Castle, beyond the Milky Way, in a Steaming Jungle...
Choose a character, turn the page and find out what happens!
An exciting book of wild adventures from Alison Lester, beloved by Australian families for over twenty-five years.
'In Lester's world, it seems that both the real and the imagined have a magic all their own - the magic of life enjoyed to the fullest.' The Horn Book
These princesses are smart, funny, and kind, and can do anything they set their minds to. They are: Snow White - champion of real beauty; Sleeping Beauty - specialist on sleeping disorders; Thumbelina - music producer and advocate; Rapunzel - world-famous architect; Belle the Brave - undercover agent; Elisabeth and the Wild Swans - fashion designer; Cinderella - Prime Minister and businesswoman; Star and the 12 Dancers - dancer; The Goose Girl - stand-up comedian; Princess Sevinah (and the Pea) - founder of the Fairyland Dating Service; The Snow Queen - winter sports coach; The Little Mermaid - advocate for peace between mer-people and humans; Zade - storyteller (of 1001 tales) and businesswoman; Evangeline (The Frog Princess) - natural historian; Little Red Riding Hood environmentalist and Princess of the Wolves.
Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy, and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older princesses or princes to read by themselves. They teach that a princess is a person who seeks to help others, is open to learning new things, and looks for ways to add purpose to their lives and the lives of those around them. Power to the princess!
When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It's the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children?
If you love The Frog Prince and The Elves and the Shoemaker, you'll love this tale of love, magic ... and unicorns!
Annis and her grandmother live in a cold, draughty castle on top of a hill, which they share with their chickens and their cow. They may be poor, but Annis's heart is full of kindness. Offering a home to an injured unicorn and a family of fairies one day, her kindness is magically rewarded. But will her good fortune bring her happiness and love?
This entrancing contemporary fairy tale is brought gloriously to life by Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee Jane Ray.
The ultimate gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, with intricate silhouette artwork and a pop-up-and-play theatre finale.
Unfold the concertina pages to follow Gerda's epic journey to the palace of the Snow Queen to rescue her best friend Kai, bewitched by a splinter of ice from an enchanted mirror. Reveal a beautiful pop-up palace on the final page and interact using the stand-up play figures. Discover enchanting silhouette artwork from artist Laura Barrett alongside a simple, evocative retelling of this famous tale.
With a decorative foiled cover, this lavish gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.
A sumptuously illustrated retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella.
Rediscover the magic of Cinderella and enter a world of enchantment and romance with this exquisite picture book retelling.
Award-winning author Ursula Jones breathes new life into this enduring and best-loved fairytale with her characteristic blend of warmth, humour and charm.
Paired with dazzlingly intricate illustrations, this is a wonderfully evocative, beautiful and contemporary edition of this timeless classic.
This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of the the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, joy and love in the world, both past and present.
There is magic in everything. The world is a spinning star, No matter how old you are.
This heartwarming, tender story is a magical gift for a grandparent or child.
An irresistible gift book of fabulous stories by everybody's favourite author, Enid Blyton, chosen and introduced by her famous fans from Jacqueline Wilson to Michael Morpurgo, Gemma Cairney to Mel from Bake-Off.
This fabulous treasury contains excerpts from Enid Blyton's much-loved books including The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five and Malory Towers, among others. Every selection is chosen and introduced by one of the legion of superstars who count Enid Blyton among their favourite childhood authors. Discover how Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, was inspired by Enid Blyton to become a writer, why Holly Smale (Geek Girl) fell under the spell of the Enchanted Wood and how Michael Morpurgo thrilled to the adventures of the Famous Five.
This big gift book is fully illustrated in colour throughout and is ideal for reading aloud or dipping in alone. This is the perfect gift for children of all ages, so they can share in the magic, adventure and freedom of Enid Blyton's world.
A feel-good tale of friendship set in the snowy Arctic from the creators of the bestselling, multi-award-winning The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.
Wilf is as strong and independent as a wolf cub can be. He doesn't need help from his friends and family - whatever it is, he can do it ALL BY HIMSELF. But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the snow and chill of an Arctic night, he discovers something important - sometimes we all need the help of a friend to keep us safe and show us the way.
Look out for more books by Rachel Bright and Jim Field: The Lion Inside The Koala Who Could The Squirrels Who Squabbled
The man with small hair loves his small hair. He also loves his short pants, zing-a-ding boots and clickety-clackety beads. He cartwheels with joy and bursts into song when he wears them. But the man with small hair is the only person who wears his hair small, and no one else has colourful boots or musical beads either. He decides to hide the things that make him happy in order to blend in with the crowd. Until one day he looks in the mirror and doesn't recognise the man staring back at him.
The Man with Small Hair is an uplifting story about self-confidence, bravery and dancing to the beat of your own drum.
A young child opens the door to an unexpected and magical world. JiHyeon Lee's magical tale of an unexpected world reminds us that curiosity and open-mindedness are the keys to adventure and friendship.
No one knows what lies ahead or who they'll grow to be, It's all a part of growing up - the journey to be me... In this stunning picture book, Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations sensitively depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we undergo as we grow up.
This vibrantly illustrated nonfiction picture book goes beyond expected animal opposite pairings by comparing and contrasting behaviors like migration habits (or lack thereof) and sleeping schedules.
Featuring snow monkeys, sea dragons, peacocks, and more, this is an eye-catching and thought-provoking concept book. It will appeal to nature-loving readers, making them think about opposites in new ways.
Some animals live only in stories and legends, while others are real but seem make-believe.
Henry Harper loves collecting. One day, while out finding treasures, he discovers Kate. She loves to collect, too! Together Henry and Kate amass an amazing amount of stuff before discovering that the most valuable thing they?ve ever found is each other.
Would you rather have breakfast with bears, lunch with a lion or dinner with ducks?
Would you like to fly with the pelicans or swim with the fish?
Would it be worse if an elephant made a terrible smell or you fell over in a field of cows?
Ask - and answer - these questions and many more in this funny, imaginative game of a book from John Burningham.
Santa was coming! Twas bigger than big!
No one loves Christmas more than Pig. And the worlds greediest Pug will stay up all night to get his presents! Another laugh-out-loud book filled with holiday cheer, from the award-winning creator of Pig the Pug.
With double-sided reward chart and 200 stickers!
Going to the beach, eating ice cream and having a barbeque are just some of the things that make an Aussie Christmas great. Explore the Australian way of celebrating Christmas whilst navigating each letter of the alphabet. With kangaroos, koalas, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridgelearning the alphabet has never been so much fun!
Christmas is here! Christmas is Macca's favourite time of year. He loves thinking up amazing presents for his friends. But when he looks in his piggy bank, he finds he has no money! Macca and his best friend Al have to come up with a plan to make the best Christmas surprise for all their friends, and in doing so, discover the true spirit of giving.
Meet Mini Whinny, the littlest horse in the stable!
Shes ever so cute... and ever so naughty! Its August 1st, the official birthday for all horses. But Mini Whinny wants a celebration of her very own. Why should she share with all the other horses? In the middle of the night, she slinks out of her stable and steals away with all the party preparations...
In this stunning follow-up to the bestselling holiday classic The Nutcracker, The New York City Ballet presents another timeless tale for a modern ballet lover with The Sleeping Beauty.
The New York City Ballet presents classic stories of the ballet with their trademark stylish, modern sensibility.
This lavishly illustrated book follows the storyline, choreography, costumes, and sets of the New York City Ballet's production of The Sleeping Beauty. With beautiful art illustrated by Valeria Docampo, this magnificent retelling is a perfect gift for an aspiring ballerina or any family who wants to add this enchanting fairy tale classic to their library.
From Christian Trimmer and bestselling illustrator Jessie Sima comes an adorable and imaginative twist on the tale of Snow White...with lots more ponies!
Sweet Snow Pony is loved by all for her beautiful coat as white as snow and her mane as black as ebony. Children come to her farm from all over just to have her braid their hair and teach them line dancing.
But not everyone loves Snow Pony. Jealous Queenie hatches an evil plan to make Snow Pony run away from the stable by planting a trail of apples into the woods and before long Snow Pony is lost! Full of delicious apples but all alone in the woods, Snow Pony stumbles upon the home of seven miniature ponies. The mini-ponies couldn't be cuter, especially with Snow Pony's braids, but they don't have quite the same moves as the kids back on the farm.
Will her new friends help her find her way home? Or will the evil Queenie get her way?
Who has stolen the treat from the very top of King Lion's birthday cake? Tarantula has made a delicious birthday cake for King Lion - from meat! On top, he places an extra - tender joint of beef, but t he moment Tarantula turns his back , the treat disappears. Who is the beef thief? Tarantula sets off to find out. He looks inside the mouths of all the animals going to the king's party. He finds Gorilla tasting banana soup, Hornbill drinking fig - pip punch and Bat testing crunchy beetle snacks, but he doesn't discover the surprising beef thief until the party is just about to start. Marlies Verhelst 's story is full of pace and humour. Chi ldren will relish the dishes the animals prepare for the feast. Linde Faas' illustrations are full of a sketchy energy and capture the cheeky character of each animal.
InA House for Mouse tells the story of a little grey mouse who leaves his tiny hole in the forest to explore the wider world.
On his search for a new home he unwittingly encounters some of the biggest stars in the fairytale genre. He discovers a house shaped like a shoe (belonging to Old Mother Hubbard); he takes tea with a little pig in a house made of straw (awfully breezy); is flummoxed by a tower with no door (Rapunzel's); and dares to take a nibble from a most remarkable house made of gingerbread (narrowly missing Hansel and Gretel).
The little grey mouse is about to give up his search for a new home when he comes face to face with the most spectacular house of all: a glorious, towering castle (Sleeping Beauty's). Its ballrooms, turrets and drawbridge win him over, and he moves in immediately. But the little grey mouse feels terribly alone in his roomy new digs - until there is a knock at the door. His friends from the forest, and all those he has met on his journey, descend on the castle.
Their feasting and dancing are so happy and lively that they even wake Sleeping Beauty, leading the little grey mouse to conclude that it is family and friends that turn a house into a home.
A heartwarming story about friendship and generosity, that will inspire young readers to explore the outdoors Every Sunday Mrs Badger walks up the mountain near her house. She knows the name of every animal and every plant on the way and helps everyone in need. One particular Sunday she meets a little cat, Leo, who would like to join her on her journey. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and many more walks up the mountain. What will happen when Mrs Badger is too old to join Leo?
All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
Join Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Darling children on their epic adventure! Filled with interactive wheels and pull-tabs, and lavishly illustrated, Lit for Little Hands: Peter Pan is an unprecedented kid's introduction to J. M. Barrie's beloved classic novel. Unlike many board books that tackle the classics, Lit for Little Hands tells the actual story in simple, engaging prose.
Gorgeous and whimsical illustrations transport the reader to Neverland, while tons of interactive elements invite kids to help Peter catch his shadow, battle swashbuckling pirates, and, of course, fly! Fans of the novel will be delighted by the book's attention to detail and clever use of original text and dialogue. And the book's super-sturdy board means everyone can enjoy this tale over...and over...and over again! You'll never have to grow up!
Age range 4 to 7 Wolf can't tell which emotion he is feeling sometimes; happy, sad, excited, jealous, there are far too many. When his moods begin to change without warning, Wolf 's friends begin to worry, and aren't sure how to handle the confused whirlwind of their companion's feelings. Finally, Wolf decides that enough is enough, and sets out to tame his ever-changing emotions, a feat more easily said than done. How exactly does he intend to manage his moods?
Only the courage of a small girl can overcome the dangers of the Deep Dark Forest.
Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there... Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. So Rosie decides to trek into this dangerous, muddy place. But there are many obstacles along the way - including a huge grey wolf, a scary ravine and a ferocious troll!
Can anyone cheer up Grumpy Duck? A funny farmyard tale illustrated by the award-winning Petr Horacek.
Duck is grumpy. The pond is dry and, even worse, there's a grey cloud following her around. Can any of Duck's friends cheer her up? A funny farmyard tale about friendship from Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by award-winning artist Petr Horacek with his trademark colourful flair.
A fiery story about friendship and asking for help from award-winning author-illustrator Emma Yarlett. One day Alex finds a dragon living in the cupboard under the stairs. Luckily he knows just what to do. He writes letters to lots of different people - including the fire brigade and the butcher- to ask how he should take care of his surprise visitor. Children will love opening the five envelopes and reading the hilarious letters to Alex and then following his magical adventure with his new fiery friend.
Experience the bustling energy of an urban construction site with Steve Light's colorful celebration of builders, breakers, and the machines they use. When their dad forgets his lunch box on his way to the construction site, a young brother and sister set out to take it to him, and along their way witness all the noisy, exciting action of a build site in the city. With builders building, breakers breaking, and a whole host of impressive machines and vehicles hard at work, this book bursts with color and offers children plenty to enjoy. In his trademark intricate style, Steve Light captures the satisfaction of working hard to create something new -- and, of course, taking a well-deserved break.
This charming picture book finds Christopher reuniting with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of his old friends when he returns to the Hundred Acre Wood for the first time since he was a child.
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Chosen and illustrated by the former UK Children's Laureate, this handsome little volume spans the ages. Arranged thematically (Musings, Youth, Family, Love, Imaginings, Nature, War, Endings) the selection is ecletic - Shakespeare or Larkin, Heaney or Keats, Leonard Cohen or Stevie Smith, Neil Gaiman or Kate Tempest- but always thoughtful. A lovely gift for a teenaged reader, but just as easily for anyone of any age who loves poetry. Lindy Jones
This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology.
Perfect as a gift, it features famous poems, classics old and new, and a few surprises, Poems to Live Your Life By includes poems from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy and Christina Rossetti sitting alongside Neil Gaiman, Roger McGough and W. B. Yeats.
She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women is a powerful collection of 150 poems written by women - from classic, much loved poets to bold modern voices. Collected by poet Ana Sampson, this collection celebrates the centenary of women's suffrage at a time when we are still having important conversations about women's right to be treated as equals. It speaks of universal experiences and emotions.
The anthology is divided into the following sections: Roots and Growing Up Friendship Love Nature Freedom, Mindfulness and Joy Fashion, society and body image Protest, courage and resistance Endings She is Fierce contains an inclusive array of voices, from modern and contemporary poets such as Maya Angelou and Grace Nichols to poets from previous centuries including Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Charlotte Bronte.
A luxurious new treasury of poetry for older children, featuring a selection of work from classic and modern poets including Shakespeare, Byron, Ted Hughes and Wendy Cope, alongside all new original poetry by Sam Taplin.
Lemmings don't jump off cliffs." It says so right here in Foxy's book. There's just one problem- the lemmings haven't read it. Welcome aboard the S.S. Cliff for a hilarious arctic adventure as first mate Foxy and Captain Polar Bear try to get these little guys to just READ THE BOOK!
'An off-the-wall lesson about the value of factsa Children will laugh, be encouraged to read and be glad to Know Better.' Sunday Times
'A new favourite in our housea full of wit and exuberance, perfect for visually sophisticated modern children.' Irish Independent
They may have been swallowed, but they have no intention of being eaten...
A subversive delight ... an unexpected, hilarious collaboration Guardian Perfection on a page Daily Mail When a woeful mouse is swallowed up by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it's pretty nice inside the belly of the beast - there's delicious food, elegant table settings and, best of all, dancing. And there's something more: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! Life's not so bad, considering the alternatives. That is, until a hunter shows up...
With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Extra Yarn and Triangle, offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.
I am the small green pea, you are the tender pod, hold me Words sing over the pictures in this evocative story: a beautiful lullaby about what we can be for each other.
A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A little boat carries them across the sea. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Where will they find friends? Who will welcome them in?
Pea Pod Lullaby is an inspiring and timely story of courage, endurance, and hope... for a world in which we can reach out and embrace one another.
Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure.
Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas.
Look out for the other books in the series:
Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's Dream Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker
A hilariously funny tale of friendship, belonging and LOTS OF EATING from the bestselling author of There Is No Dragon in This Story. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog.
WITH SUPER SPARKLY GLITTER COVER!
Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you're a unicorn who eats everything in sight ... No one wants him around: not the pirates or the fairies or the dragons. Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Well, it just so happens that Princess Oola has been searching for a unicorn FOR EVER ...
If you could have any pet in the universe, what would you choose? A dragon, perhaps, or a three-headed dog? Maybe youd go for a vampire bunny or two?
But choosing is the easy bit... because how on earth are you going to look after it? Find out in this charmingly humorous story about choosing and caring for magical pets (and find out what unicorn poo looks like!).
A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!
'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting!
It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?
Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn...
When she's abandoned just before Christmas, Peggy the pug puppy is taken in by a foster family with a unicorn-mad little girl named Chloe. Her older brother, Finn, doesn't little dogs. And Chloe wants a unicorn for Christmas, not a puppy. Believing that anything is possible, Peggy decides that she will somehow turn into a unicorn to make her new friends happy. All she needs is a long silky mane, a glowing horn, and the ability to do magic! Easy-peasy, right?
But all of Peggy's attempts to turn into a unicorn go hilariously wrong. From knocking over the Christmas tree to getting lost in the snow and accidentally stealing the show at the nativity play, Peggy remains a pug. How will she ever find a forever home if she can't change who she is?
Love unicorns? Enjoy talent shows? Pick up this book and laugh yourself horse.
A delightfully funny, stylish book with the message that friendship is more important than anything - even unicorns!
Chloe the Crocodile is preparing for a talent show - and not just any talent show. The prize is a Big Sparkly Mellow Yellow Unicorn, and Chloe MUST have it. To win, she must make the best rainbow unicorn cake, the best magic castle, the best fairy unicorn outfit AND give the perfect performance on her unicycle.
Chloe is confident she can win. Until Veronica arrives ...
WITH PINK FOIL FINISH!
Maybe the Moon tells the story of Eric, a little boy who moves from his forest home to the city and in doing so discovers that community and beauty can come in all guises - whether it is from the wild green spaces and creatures of the countryside or from the vibrant, diverse and exciting urban landscape and the people who live there.
Eric's journey shows him that whatever the differences between people and places, we are all united and are never alone when we share the same moon.
Frances Ives' beautiful illustrations bring to life this charming story that features a rhyming refrain to enchant both children and parents alike.
Best selling children's book creators (Jane Godwin and Anna Walker) bring the magic of Christmas into our hearts and homes. Fun, presents, sparkly lights and Christmas Wishes.
From this much-loved creative partnership comes a sparkling and beautiful story, full of the wonder of Christmas, the magic of wishing, and the timeless dreams of a child.
Small dog, tall dog, playing with a ball dog, big dog, dig dog burying a bone...
Can there really be 100 dogs doing 100 doggy things packed into the pages of this picture book? Follow the bouncy rhyme as it weaves its way through an array of hilarious hounds (from petted pugs to silly sausage dogs) and find out...
This silly celebration of dogs is bursting with funny details to spot and crazy, characterful dogs to fall in love with - a bark-aloud book to return time and again.
A cheerful interactive book that will spur children's imagination while they laugh and learn.
Why? is an original take on entertaining children while teaching them about the animal kingdom. The book poses questions that children are likely to ask about 14 animals: Why do elephants have trunks? Why do walruses have moustaches? Why do kangaroos have pouches? Why do whales spout water?
Fake answers are sure to cause giggles and they may just emerge as jokes during dinnertime: Elephants use their trunks to store snot; Walruses use their moustaches to tickle babies; Kangaroos have pouches to carry toys; Whales spout water because they have runny noses.
The correct answers are easy to read and scientifically correct. Why? encourages children to invent their own answers and even come up with new animal species. It is an especially good choice for class story time as well as bedtime.
When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either - and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?
A new baby is on the way! What will he be like? This family of five children all have their own ideas about the new baby - will he be a pirate or painter? A scientist or a dreamer? But there's one thing they haven't thought of...
Beautifully illustrated by Hoda Haddadi, this book follows a family of five siblings as they imagine what their new baby brother will be like. Will he be a scientist or dreamer? A pirate or an artist? Each child projects their own ideas and fantasies onto the new baby. All they know is that he'll be just like them! But they are in for a bit of a surprise....
A beautiful picture book that celebrates individuality and imagination. Additional ideas for art and collage activities included to help prepare for a new sibling. A perfect book for families with a little one on the way...
Bear had never had a real Christmas... Clearly, the most important thing was pickles.
Get ready for Christmas and the best kind of surprises as grumpy Bear and eager Mouse return in a funny tale full of festive cheer and friendship.
One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. Merry Christmas! cries Mouse, who has arrived for a Christmas party. Bear has never had one before, but he's certain that pickles are essential, along with the reading of a long and difficult poem.
The problem is, whenever Bear comes back from the kitchen with treats, Mouse has vanished - only to be found, small and grey and guilty-eyed, scurrying under the bed or searching the cupboard. Will there be a present for Mouse? Even just a tiny one?
Bleep, bleep. Emergency! News just through: Crash, crash, there's been a crash. Let's go, crew! Nee nar nee nar. An exciting new collaboration from Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock, bestselling and award-winning creators of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction.
A BRAND-NEW SERIES FROM THE CREATOR OF THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PICTURE BOOK, ANIMALIA
Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are playing happily in the garden.
But when disaster strikes, who will save the day?
From the award-winning bestselling creator of Animalia comes a new series to delight young readers
Find out all about everything Peppa loves about Australia!
Meet Pig, Cow, Sheep, Chicken, Goose and Horse as the pages unfold in this gorgeous cloth book.
Little hands can explore this loveable collection of animals with this soft, fold-out cloth book. Presented in a sweet gift box, this is the perfect baby's first soft book! The pages are made with extra padding for an ultra-soft feel, making them ideal for the pram, cot or play mat - and they're machine washable! High contrast black and white illustrations stimulate visual development and engages baby's attention, and crinkly ears help to heighten the senses.
The Wee Gallery range of books for pre-schoolers marry fresh design with engaging educational content. The result of a fantastic partnership between Wee Gallery and QED Publishing, the beautiful illustrations, bold lines, whimsical animals, and repeating patterns are designed to stimulate visual development in young infants.
This playful photographic lap board book features bright, cheerful photos of a diverse group of babies that will inspire little ones to practice their own facial expressions-from smiling to pouting to playing peekaboo-in the attached mirror that folds out to accompany every page.
A subway car whooshes, an airplane roars, and a police car goes weeeoooeee, weeeoooeee on the streets of the big city. Cities around the world are always on the move, and this lively book puts the little ones in the driver's seat with a cacophony of sounds right on the streets of some of the most exciting metropolis in the planet, including Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Vancouver and more. The sturdy pages feature fire trucks, diggers, motorcycles, and boats, as well as bicycles (ding-ding!), skateboards (swish!), and abundant strollers in the park. This book will surely charm any young vehicle enthusiast and the many tots that are intrigued by life in the big city.
Children are invited to interact with the bright, bold artwork to complete simple activities using their fingers. Follow the wiggly dog to pat him on the head, help the butterflies get to the flowers and lots more. Features tactile embossing on every page.
These activities are perfect for encouraging the development of fine motor skills.
One is for me. I'm one of a kind.
I'm separate from you and I know my own mind.
Have fun learning how to count with Ruby Red Shoes - everyone's favourite hare!
A is for angels flying above and around.
Their softest of wings make barely a sound.
Have fun learning the alphabet with Ruby Red Shoes - everyone's favourite hare!
With bright photographs of adorable puppies and soft, furry textures to feel, P is for Puppy is the perfect first book to share with your baby.
Each cuddly puppy is accompanied with gentle, rhyming text which will engage a child.
Every page also features a soft, furry, touch-and-feel texture to explore- great for stimulating senses and developing early motor skills.
Spot is visiting the wildlife park! Which animals will he meet - and who has pinched his hat?
Join Spot and his family as they explore the wildlife park and meet lots of new animals along the way. Going to the wildlife park is an exciting first experience for toddlers, and Spot is no different - he loves meeting the monkeys, penguins, and tigers!
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.
Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the basics of building--from foundation to rooftop--and ties it all to baby's world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!
Age range 1 to 8 Introducing 100 First Words for Little Geniuses, a brainy primer for kids learning their first words! Forget apple and dog. Little geniuses are ready for quark, integral, and thermodynamics. From math to physics to philosophy, these are the words every budding genius needs in his or her vocabulary (even at the age of 2). Packed with fun illustrations and 100 words every genius baby should know, 100 First Words for Little Geniuses is the perfect board book for smart families everywhere.
Ages 0 to 5 Whoop WHOOSH whoop WHOOSH click clack BUMP!
Bright and cheerful illustrations come together with a giggle-worthy variety of noises in this rhythmic tale of a garbage truck's day. The illustrations provide young children with a truckload of opportunities to practice counting 0-5 and to work on beginning inference skills. The story rolls to a gentle close, making it a perfect bedtime choice for little truck fans.
Crash-a-rumbleSmash-a-grumbleWhat's at work? Here's a clue:
It will clear the ground for you.
Bulldozer! Coming through!
This is the follow-up to Roadworks that will delight tiny truck enthusiasts. It's an engaging, interactive text that asks readers to guess what kind of vehicle is at work. Visual clues alongside the text help ensure that our readers are challenged but can still be successful with their guesses. In the end, the vehicles work together to build a surprise.
You're all invited to Maisy's house! Join Maisy as she gets up, makes breakfast, paints a picture and has a yummy afternoon tea with Tallulah. This brilliant board book from award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins includes a bonus pop-up play scene featuring pop-out pieces of beloved characters Maisy, Little Black Cat, Panda and Tallulah. Ideal for imaginative play and helping little ones start to understand a day-to-day routine.
Dear Evan Hansen,Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why . . . When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime- to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore-even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle- himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.
Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air. Did Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, so beguiling and strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted . . .
With detailed and intriguing black and white illustrations throughout.
Ava would like nothing more than to tell her family she loves them, particularly her big sister, Nic. But Ava has Rett syndrome - she can?t talk, can?t nod her head, can?t even point at a communication card. She understands everything, but no one understands her.
When tragedy strikes her family, Ava becomes even more determined to talk. But it?s not until she meets occupational therapist Kieran and new friend Aimee that she is hopeful for change - and to be heard at last.
Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village, dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summera handsome, dashing brother and sisterLou is quite swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams. But, as she grows closer to the Cardews, is she abandoning her own ambitions... and is there something darker lurking at the heart of the Cardew family?
Six months after Virginia decides to ignore the `Fat Girl Code of Conduct' and make her relationship with Froggy Welsh the Fourth official, things are getting complicated. She's not sure she still likes Froggy, her mum has betrayed her to the meanest girl in school, and her feelings about her brother Byron are still a mess since he was suspended from university for date rape.
But then police come to their apartment and arrest Byron. As Virginia tries to figure it all out, she meets Sebastian - a guy with his own private drama. They make a pact not to talk about their troubles, but then a terrible secret comes out that could ruin everything.
This year Carolyn Mackler will re-release her beloved coming-of-age novel The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things in a newly updated edition. Now she drops readers right back into the hilarious, haphazard life of Virginia Shreves in this long-awaited sequel! Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Dumplin'.
On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home-on the condition that she uncover the dark secrets in the Colorado woods that surround it.
Hayden's tried to put her past behind her. She lives in a comfy Brooklyn apartment with her best friend Del. But it's all coming back for Hayden: her mother's inexplicable disappearance a decade before, her father's crackpot theories, and Hayden's own dark dreams of strange rituals in the woods.
Now Hayden and Del must confront the secrets of Hayden's past in a house that holds all the mysteries of her childhood-and might be the last protection against the dark powers in the surrounding woods.
This YA supernatural mystery with dark fantasy elements features a strong female friendship, a sizzling romance, and terrifying plot twists.
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at normality for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make - who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can't fix yourself? A raw and compelling exploration of mental health, friendship and the power of compassion from the acclaimed Holly Bourne.
When Cameron Post's parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they'll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.
But that relief doesn't last, and Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam becomes an expert at both.
Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to fix her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self-even if she's not quite sure who that is.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
I have lots of super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! And I'll tell you ALL about them:
. Our school is having a super-awesome science fair!!!! The best group will win the TOP PRIZE. But there's a new girl, Bethany. She doesn't think my ideas are any good. And what is that TERRIBLE smell in our classroom? Pee-yew! So, should we make gooey slime? Exploding volcanoes? Or maybe a time machine! I cant WAIT to decide!!!
This is going to be the best (and messiest) project ever! Olivia x
Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle-one that feels much bigger than herself.
Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters-a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II-need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!
After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.
Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.
An shiny paperback treasury of Claude's very best adventures, containing three much-loved stories. Follow Claude and Sir Bobblysock as they dance and bottom-wiggle their way into the spotlight, head off in hot pursuit of a gold trophy, and stumble onto a film set to become movie stars!
Includes: Lights! Camera! Action!, Going for Gold and Claude in the Spotlight.
The perfect gift for fans of Alex T. Smith's hilarious bestselling series - ideal for new readers and also great for sharing!
Praise for the Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.
Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends.
Twenty of your favourite Ella and Olivia books in one ultimate collection all with limited edition spine composite image.