A heart-warming story of a lost dog and the impact she has on a small boy. From the moment she is discovered on the doorstep, everyone loves Pooka. She's the best dog ever! In The Very Itchy Bear there is just one creature bothering him: Bear tries to get away but Flea just won't leave him alone. A new edition of the brilliant and hilarious Beware of the Storybook Wolves from the super-talented, award- winning and bestselling Lauren Child.
A gentle and informative introduction to flying for young plane travellers. Bernard is so excited, he has butterflies fluttering in his tummy. He's going on a plane trip for the very first time! Ollie and Claire are as tight as two friends can be. Every day they picnic together, they do yoga together, and every evening they eat dinner together. But when Claire longs to break free from this routine and dreams of traveling Wendy doesn't want to be just any old chicken.
She wants to be a star! And then a travelling circus comes to town Originally published under the title Les gratte-ciel in by Editions La Joie de lire Ida, Nelly, Maisie and Rose are the very best of friends, but even best friends need someone to take charge. So, when things go wrong, it is always Nelly who makes them right again. But what happens when Nelly is no longer there? With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog.
When they charge across no-man's-land, Jim is shot.
Stripy sharks and woolly crocs, urple dogs with polka dots! Kids and grown ups! Introducing a high-concept superhero for the twenty-first century: The paintings of iconic Australian artists are brought to life in this exciting picture book series of adventures about a young boy and girl. In this second book, Ben and Gracie Green lose themselves in the paintings of Tom Bonny and Pop are bursting with ideas. Pop's ideas are big and brave and Bonny's ideas are simple and clever. When they decide to make something that will Brave Squish Rabbit is the follow-up to the hugely popular and endearing picture book Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby.
An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally This is a story about friendship. Its about losing old friends and making new ones. Its about change, which isn't always a bad thing. When Maddy's family relocate for a year, she must leave behind her cat, Marmalade, and her best A story that could only have come from the imagination of Russell Hoban!
Brought vividly to life by picture book great, Quentin Blake. The mules had been clip-clopping around the sun-baked hills for generations. They always clip-clopped in the same direction: And they never ventured down to the glittering green sea. Luke's art teacher can't understand Luke's paintings. While the class's paintings are of realistic portraits and red apples, Luke's are of people with noses and eyes in the wrong spot and his apples are blue.
One day, having had Queen Alice's palace was gilded and grand Lovely Queen Alice has the finest palace in the land. So fine, in fact, that cunning Sir Hugh tries to trick her into building What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a furious crocodile had fallen into your storybook? This very grumpy crocodile has ended up in totally the wrong book, so he proceeds to A fable of a forest and the myriad creatures that call it home.
But when a lumberjack arrives on the scene, the animals find themselves in danger of losing their home. Through a series of intricate and beautifully painted scenes, This beautiful children's picture book describes how Sally, a young girl, overcomes her fears and anxieties by confronting them with fun and inventive warm songs. A favourite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.
A big sister learns that although her baby brother can be VERY annoying and there are lots of things that he can? Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is he has been trapped down the back of the sofa for over 50 years unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own What will you do if your pelican has bad breath; if your owl doesn't seem so wise; if your shark wears a tacky holiday sweater?
When Your Purcupine Fells Prickly is a small-format book that helps you and your animal A beautiful new edition of C. Dennis' classic tale of rhyme and things that go bump in the night! The night is very dark, And we've to go a mile or so Across the Possum Park. Three children cross the A plucky young owlet flies from the safety of his nest into the world surrounding him. His nest is in a tree in the middle of a zoo - and he quickly finds himself face-to-face with a lion. Instead of being eaten, the owlet and Little Donkey and his friend will do anything for candy.
An early concept counting book with a satisfying story structure, and a full, domestic setting and characters.
This book has tear-resistant pages, making it perfect for A classic fairy tale is wittily retold by the celebrated Allan Ahlberg, with charming illustrations by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg. Youngsters can tag along with Lucy as she and her family take an exciting journey via planes, trains, and automobiles. Die-cut pages offer fun peeks at what's to come as the trek continues, and a fold-out surprise on the last page From Apricot to Zucchini, and everything in between, here is a beautiful photographic alphabet of world food.
Henri lives in the French village of Villers-Bretonneux. Billy lives in Melbourne, Australia. These two little boys, who live thousands of miles away from each other, share one story that unites Villers-Bretonneux and Melbourne in What goes into making a Great Cake? Harvey wants to bake a great cake, but doesn't have all the ingredients. That doesn't stop him. Harvey can make cakes from the most amazing things!
There's more to Frank than meets the eye A quirky, witty and utterly brilliant picture book from the award-winning creator of Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Set over the course of several months, Molly makes repeated trips to the wattle tree. At first, her visits are to escape the sadness in the house as Mum is locked inside her own grief. Gradually, Molly draws strength from her This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it, North to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo, This is our town. Let us share it with you.
A bold and original picture book from acclaimed artist Ron Brooks and exciting new poet and author Julie Hunt. Max only had one friend. Max's friend was called George. George lived in windows. Max is lucky to have a friend like George. George loves to do everything Max does. He also knows what it feels like to be Max Bella has woken up to find that things are not as they should be. But her mother is busy painting, and her father is playing his baby grand piano.
Doesn't anyone realise it's going to be a horrible, horrific, horrendous hair day? When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. A glittery adventure from the creators of What The Ladybird Heard. It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because mums and dads can be funny about having a lion in the house. Marcel is a creature with one eye and pink shoes and he lives in a shell. Detailed paintings illustrate the scenes as he describes his day around the house.
An hilarious and lively picture book by two of the luminaries of New Zealand's children's picture books. Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. But when he has to catch a train, he is so distracted Part of the My First Picture Book series: These books are a bridge between board books and picture books; A brilliant way to soothe a bad mood and to This beautiful picture book from the acclaimed partnership of Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks is a glorious celebration of family and new life.
Rabbit is a worrier. He even worries in his sleep. One night a particularly bad dream wakes him with a start. And when it is quickly followed by a terrible CRASH he is quite sure that he and all the other house animals are In a lighthouse on an island, love and music hold a family close and create a safe haven for others. A beautifully illustrated, timeless story about ballet, effort and rewards, and a special relationship between a girl and her teacher. Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots.
Find out how the weasels' dastardly plans for world domination are foiled in this hilarious, off-the-wall debut picture book. It's packed with cross-over humour to amuse little kids, and big kids too. Set on Groote Eylandt, this beautiful book invites children to look for animals in different habitats throughout the course of one day. This bilingual text takes young readers out bush to see a variety of animals from the land and A colorful picture book about Mr.
Renny, an artist who suddenly finds his paintings coming to life. An imaginative retelling of the King Midas story. A silly and clever wordplay book that features 'wordles,' two phrases that sound the same, but have different meanings e. It's a beautiful snowy day and Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play. They have all sorts of fun, until they decide to build a snowman.
An argument erupts and both Ella comes down one morning to feed her pets and finds that they have disappeared. She discovers them floating away on balloons, high in the sky. Try as she might, she can't get them to come back. But although they are out of From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - ideal for teaching toddlers how to share and say 'sorry'.
A children's picture book about friendship and teamwork which draws on wisdom from the world's ancient indigenous cultures and philosophies. The Little Refugee tells of one family's survival against the odds, and the transforming power of hope. Here, a child counts his way through the airport, on the plane, and to his final destination. A stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship. A funny, original, and exciting picture book about a rebellious hole that will fascinate young and old alike.
A reissue of this Hodder classic. A lyrical rhyming tale to touch the heart of any child who just cannot wait until tomorrow comes. Tessa and Zachary have a machine that is swift and splendiferous. Every day it carries them from here to there and back again in cool calm comfort. But one morning, the machine breaks down. A top-selling spin on two kid-favorite topics--trucks and dinosaurs--from renowned illustrator Chris Gall. Counting is fun, but it's a lot more fun when you can count things like fingers, and tongues, and freckles.
In this title, each page counts up the number of toes, length of intestines, and every tooth you might find in your Bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown's beloved precocious and slobbery bulldog is now in paperback. Police detective Binky investigates the theft of a golden goose, the poisoning of Snow White, and other fairy tale crimes.
When a quiet-loving cat takes an unexpected tour of the neighbourhood, he's in for some rude surprises - until he discovers the purrfect solution. Join Tom and his teddy bear Tilly for a journey across the high seas. Bath time is an adventure for Tom and Tilly! Comes with instructions on how to make a paper boat. A giant's toilet roll goes on a crazy journey through town, leaving havoc in its wake.
What will the townsfolk do with all the enormous sheets of paper? They could build a paper plane, or make s of pairs of pants From armadillo to zebras, chameleons to quetzals, these exotic animals will surprise and delight. No curious explorer should be without Marc Martin's stunning celebration of strange and beautiful creatures from all over the world Once There Was a Boy is a poignant, universal story of friendship, temptation and reconciliation.
The disarmingly sweet, simple language in this whimsical childrens picture book belies an emotional depth that allows the author to Enter the dreamy world of ABC in this soothing bedtime book. A humorous exploration of the many strange and extraordinary characters that inhabit a fantastical dreamworld, encouraging children to learn their ABC. There was once an extraordinary girl who was as beautiful as she was brave. She knew how to read and write and sew. She loved to ride horses and shoot her bow and arrows. But it was the love for her family and her father that made More than a children's book, this touching story is stunningly illustrated in two tones, using the technique of wood engraving.
A nostalgic picture book memoir by Caldecott-winning artist Ed Young about his childhood in Shanghai. A busy week, a slower day Brings time to dream and time to play. From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in the life of an Australian family, celebrating those precious days that A healing narrative about the return of light and joy to everyday life that has been rendered dark and colourless by tragic events.
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An adorable, heart-felt picture book with an uplifting message about the special relationship between parent and child. From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance. All the animals belong to the Bush Book Club and love to read. He can't stay still long enough to read a book, not when there are somersaults and cartwheels and handstands to do. What would it take for Bilby to The world is filled with shapes.
A bird, a car, the stars in the sky - what shapes can you see? Children will love spotting familiar shapes on every page. With a warm story and bright illustrations, this is the perfect book to Penny is a lonely little girl who gazes out of her window at night and pretends that the stars are her friends. Then, one night, a shooting star lands in her garden. Together, they chase the quietness away, and fill the night with Beautifully illustrated with delightful animals, My Dad's the Coolest captures the fun-loving bond between father and child-from a feathery tickle and playing in the mud, to dancing with the coolest polar bear.
Elmer and Wilbur visit their Aunt Zelda. She may be getting old and deaf, but she is fun and has lots of interesting things to show the two young elephants. A warm and funny book extolling the virtues of cross-generational Rhyming text depicts a mother preparing her child for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities. I want to be a hero and a really super one, so my mum sewed my undies with an S upon the bum. Sometimes superheroes get everything right and effortlessly save the world, and sometimes A wonderfully warm and funny Indigo was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was five.
After being teased at school, Indigo enrolled in an intensive literacy program that improved her reading skills, self-esteem and happiness. Now Indigo is helping other kids A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden. Join Maisy on her very first sleepover! Friends and games, yummy food and funny dancing - it's hard to feel anything but wide awake! Join the dinosaurs as they rev, roar and race cross country to a secret meeting place in the woods! As they start setting up tables and hanging up balloons it becomes clear that there is a surprise party in the offing - but who is In a world where wolves are kind, owls are foolish and bunnies are baddies, who can a small ferret trust to help write her book?
Children will be intrigued as the story unfolds and will want to go back and search for the 'baddie' The children are sure that Gramps would never feel lonely if he had a dog of his own. They say the dog should be called Rex, but what would Rex look like? So they play Looking for Rex, and pretend to see Rex, but whenever they Sylvester and Arnold are both big, tough crocs.
At least, they think they are Maybe these big, tough, eye-bulging, branch-snapping crocs could become friends, or will they Extols the virtues of dads who still read comics and watch cartoons, understand that clothes do not have to match and that pancakes need not be round, and do not mind getting their hair wet--if they have any.
A faithful little dog must survive on his own in the wild in this evocative tale of loss and reunion from acclaimed poet Nelson and the inimitable Ering. This is the dinosaur looking for lunch, this is the lunch looking for a snack, this is the snack looking for a bite! It's a dinosaur-eat-dinosaur world out there and Dino Bites! With the help of their forest friends and the advice of wise Mr. Owl, Red Knit Cap Girl and White Bunny, who are on a quest to find a way to talk to the Moon, learn that they need only to wait and listen quietly to make their wish Up high in the grasslands where Wooble Beasts roam, Donfinkle Vonkrinkle is building his home.
When up pop four creatures to babble and squawk, A troublesome taunt full of bothersome talk Lovely rhyming text by debut author Lion and Mouse are friends - but as everyone knows, Lion is bigger, stronger and more handsome! Not even Lion is perfect though, and when he comes face-to-face with his biggest fear, he realizes he needs his small friend more than A raucous story for young children! In the city there's a zoo. And in the zoo there's a lion.
And in the lion there is Can one small boy save the day? While out looking for fir cones in the forest one morning, little Megumi meets a bear. They quickly become close friends, dancing and playing together every day. Then one afternoon the bear doesn't appear, and although Megumi goes Meet the amazing dog whose brave journey into space paved the way for humankind to follow. Laika is a stray on the streets of Moscow, until she is chosen to be the first animal launched into orbit.
When things go wrong, everyone A cheeky monster story with a Zen-themed twist about appreciating the small joys that life has to offer, from Caldecott Honor winner Patrick McDonnell. An explosively bright and colorful picture book with lots of kid appeal Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle?!
A feisty princess with a garden said to be the most dangerous in the world makes a new friend when a shy prince gives her some rather unusual seeds. Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what trucks, tractors, and construction vehicles do to get ready for bed after a hard day's work. It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be? It's ripping up pages and eating a book! A rollicking tale, full of irresistible rhyme and song-like rhythm, of a Powell delivers an exuberant, lively board book celebrating dadNtold from a child's point of view.
This book starts you off on the serious job of investigating materials, processes, objects and events. Investigation is a key scientific skill and this book enables you to support young investigators. He is a happy troll Who wants to eat people every night? But one day Daddy Troll has a sniffle and Troggle is send to A collection of highly original short tales centred around a Tea pot boy and the other animated objects around him.
Illustrated in Satoshi's quirky style, he demonstrates how far the imagination can flow even about the seemingly In this companion volume to On the Farm and In the Wild, New York Times -bestselling author Elliott and Caldecott Honor artist Meade explore the depths of the ocean in a collection of poems sure to thrill budding oceanographers In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion friend or foe?
In a time before Australia existed, a little dinosaur with big eyes roamed the Antarctic forests, nibbling on cycads and ginkgoes. One day the little dinosaur fell and hurt her leg. She struggled to keep up with her herd. In this wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables by an award-winning artist, an unlikely pair learns that no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and A New York Times -bestselling author, Newbery Medalist, and an award-winning illustrator of lushly imagined fairy-tale landscapes offer instructions for traveling through lands unknown and yet strangely familiar.
In order to answer her mother's question about what would make her smile, a girl first asks various people, animals, and even the moon what makes them happy. Sing along with me! There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza This traditional 'infinite loop' song is given the country treatment by the iconic Topp Twins, and the characters of Henry and Liza have been brought to Meet a bear who looks like a pear and a rabbit who looks like a carrot!
This delightful rhyming picture book is for lovers of silly wordplay and funny pictures - a perfectly funny book for preschoolers. Join George, a young and courageous explorer, determined to track down the elusive Yeti against all the odds. With only a map, a woolly hat and a tin of spaghetti in his rucksack, George sets off on his quest up the steep mountain With nothing but a paper bag full of lollies and a much-loved blanket, two sisters and a curious chicken share an adventure in a red wheelbarrow.
Sometimes it's the simple things in life that create the best stories. Whiffy Wilson isn't keen on clean. He only has time for grime! A wonderful lesson on why bathtimes are best. A master of animation explores the elusive art of doing nothing in this comical tale of two very active imaginations.
Written and illustrated by a fresh new talent, this is the story of a likeable, well-meaning and irrepressible dog and the mystery surrounding his name. Simple, short and punchy, this is a picture book children and adults will Young readers can feel the anticipationNand share the moment of discoveryNas a young boy and his dad set out to find one of nature's unforgettable wonders. Squish is just a little rabbit. But being little can lead to big problems. Sometimes Squish is hard to hear And it isn't easy making friends. But no matter how little Squish is, one thing is certain - he has a very Sneaking into Mr McGregor's garden to steal a lettuce, the naughty little rabbit finds himself in a picnic basket heading all the way to Scotland, where he meets the large but kindly Finlay McBurney, a distant cousin.
Side by side on the sand sat two eggs. With a crack and a rip, the brothers hatch, and out comes a bird and a crocodile! But they can t be brothers can they? A delightful ABC book that encourages adults and children to have fun exploring sounds and voices together. Find out where the royal nappies are made, the different kinds for every occasion parachuting nappies say, or The Boy and the crocodile is the legend of East Timor, a traditional Timorese parable about kindness, and a delightful children's book illustrated by orphans from East Timor.
All proceeds will go to the Familia Hope Orphanage and Piglet Squid spends all day smiling his big, dreamy, happy smile One day, Piglet Squid embarks on a quest to find something magical to show them all My mum is beautiful because she points out tiny things in books to me. This picture book succeeds in capturing, with great warmth and humour, the wonderful bond between a mother and a child. Told from the perspective of a small Charlie learns that visibility is relative--but Lola's quick-wittedness is crystal clear--in this absolutely new picture book from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Child.
The Emperor has won almost every horse race in the kingdom An hilarious poem and cartoons about a mother anticipating the joys of Mother's Day, from two outstanding Australian creators. A gentleman tyger and his son set sail from Victorian England into the timeless unknown. Together they roam across the seas, through jungles, past ice-covered mountains and erupting volcanoes and many more unexpected hazards along As light falls through the leaves in the forest, the animals gather for a game of hide and seek. Join them as Elephant counts to 10 while everyone hides!
In the thick forest, help Elephant search for all the hiding animals The naughty step is the place Sam has to sit when he has done something he knows he really shouldn't have. And Sam isn't alone. Share the love and joy of these special babies as they explore the wonder of the world around them. Certificate of Commendation Children's Reader category. Covers the adventures of a flock of wayfaring birds in search of their king. This book provides parents with an opportunity to teach moral and spiritual development to their children. It offers tales that can help children A lady checks her luggage for a train ride: Will they all make it to her destination?
What happens when a big tough bruiser of a dog comes up against a bunch of sweet fluffy bunnies? Will his big tough heart melt? Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are two artists with very different styles. A disagreement over whose creative process is the best leads to splattered paint, spilled ink, broken pencils, and a big mess. According to Charlie, his dad can do anything! How brave is Charlie's dad? He can ski down a mountain. And Charlie is brave in his own, kid-sized way--he can sled down a hill! Both Charlie and his father are daring: Baby Days Alison Lester In this delightful collection of four rhyming stories, Alison Lester shares the joy of all the things little children can do in a day.
The Wild One Sonya Hartnett, Lucia Masciullo From acclaimed Australian children's picture-book partnership Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes a celebration of the wonders of childhood, the beauty of nature and the wild one who lives in us all. Once Upon an Alphabet Oliver Jeffers A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style! The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Keith Richards, Theodora Richards A nostalgic look back at childhood days as the Rolling Stone star remembers his grandfather - a former big band player who encouraged his grandson to take up the guitar, in this charming picture book whimsically illustrated by Sylvia Christine Sharp A gorgeous and gregarious picture book celebrating snails and the heartache of unrequited love.
Julia, Child Julie Morstad, Kyo Maclear A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating and never completely growing up, this picturebook is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life of Julia Child - a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach Alison Lester Come to the beach with Noni - the nicest pony you could ever meet - in this purely delightful rhyming story for young children. Imagine 25th Anniversary Edition Alison Lester A special, large format edition in hardcover to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Alison Lester's much-loved classic picture book.
Telephone Mac Barnett, Jen Corace Kids' book heavy-hitters have a whole new picture book take on a favourite children's game. Is There a Dog in This Book? Viviane Schwarz In this third title in the extraordinarily inventive, brilliantly interactive Cats series from award-winning illustrator Viviane Schwarz - our three favourite picture book cats Tiny, Moonpie and Andre make a new furry friend Elsa and the Night Jons Mellgren In a very poetic way, Elsa and the Night tells the story of an extraordinary friendship.
A Tall Tail James Horvath The doggy construction crew return for an ambitious development project involving the demolition of a old building and the construction of a new high rise with a shiny pet-house apartment on top. But no one seems to notice. Olive Marshmallow Katie Saunders When Archie notices his mummy s tummy growing, he knows something strange in happening.
Cecil the Pet Glacier Matthea Harvey, Giselle Potter Award-winning poet Harvey and illustrator extraordinaire Potter team up to create an indescribably unique picture book about wanting to be normal, then coming to appreciate being different. Lucky David Mackintosh We're having a surprise at dinner tonight Kipper Mick Inkpen The very first classic Kipper picture book - perfect for sharing together at cuddle time. Gerry Turley Daddy Owl has decided that it is time his two little owlets learned to fly.
Top Dog Rod Clement Written with enormous wit and insight, from the delightfully deadpan Rod Clement, comes a tale about Samson, top dog and corporate high-flier. My Teacher is a Monster! No, I am not Peter Brown This beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from award-winning artist Peter Brown shows that monsters - and teachers - are not always as bad as they seem. Princess Milly and the Ballerina Ball: Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance Birgitta Sif From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a book that glows from the inside out, a book that will move you to be yourself, exactly as you are, and - of course!
Journey Aaron Becker Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination - and unexpected friendship. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Mo Willems A hugely entertaining and riotous re-telling of a classic fairy tale from one of the most original and funny voices in children's books today. Vanilla Ice Cream Bob Graham A wild, young sparrow rises from the dust outside an Indian food stall surrounded by swaying palms. Kicking a Ball Allan Ahlberg, Sebastien Braun First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun.
Jandamarra Mark Greenwood, Terry Denton Mark Greenwood's text and Terry Denton's watercolour illustrations bring to life this story of conflict and divided loyalties. Fire Jackie French, Bruce Whatley Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. Paris, Line by Line Robinson In the early s, Robinson, an illustrator celebrated for his drawings of buildings, documented Paris in his signature style.
A class of adorable puppies discover the fun of school. Emily Gravett A stubborn little dragon with a favourite book - and a fiery temper! Imagine a City Elise Hurst Imagine a train to take you away The Mouse Who Ate the Moon Petr Horacek A beautiful peep-through story book about a mouse, a tasty piece of the moon and the importance of friendship.
The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop's best-loved fables, from one of America's most acclaimed artists. Butterfly House Sarah Smith The Butterfly House is a charming story of friendship between children and their grandparents from one of the youngest talents in British illustration, Sarah Smith.guikartibbforqua.ga/son-of-terror-frankenstein-continued.php
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Andy Pritchett A debut picture book from an exciting new picture book talent all about an adorable little puppy, one stick, and his quest for a friend! Alexandra Stetter, Herve Tullet An original early learning book based on one simple shape. Cat Chris Gall A hilarious new picture book from Chris Gall about one dog, one cat, and the one room they have to share. The Lazy Friend Badel Ronan The sloth lives in the jungle with some excellent friends who care about him very much.
Did My Mother Do That? Sharon Holt Author , Brian Lovelock Illustrator Holly has to stay at home with Dad while her Mum goes to 'another meeting', so he decides to tell Holly a bedtime story about the night she was born. Transport Alain Gree With vintage illustrations that leap out from every page, this title helps children learn their first words with the aid of illustrations. Poppy Cat Sara Acton Poppy cat is a copy cat. Illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists Margaret Wise Brown A collection of charming lullabies, that is illustrated by 12 award-winning artists.
Cate Kennedy, Carla Zapel A delightful picture book about a family of kids who move to a farm and find an old car that takes them on magical adventures of the imagination. Sam and Julia Karina Schaapman Join Sam and Julia, two young mice who are very different but the best of friends, as they discover the spectacular world of the Mouse Mansion. Just Jack Jane Tanner Jack was getting ready for his first day at kinder. Eric Carle Who would have thought? Pig and Small Alex Latimer When Pig hears a strange squeaking coming from his nose, he thinks something is very wrong.
Too Many Elephants in this House Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner In Eric's house there were too many elephants - in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! Rosie Revere, Engineer Andrea Beaty, David Roberts Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. Friends Eric Carle Once there were two friends who were always together The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Peggy Anna Walker Peggy lives in a small house in a quiet street. The Little Puddle Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - perfectly pitched for potty training toddlers.
B Is for Bedtime: Three Terrific Tales Helen Nicoll, Jan Pienkowski With their simple text and boldly graphic pictures the Meg and Mog picture books are perfect for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, shapes and sounds. The Greatest Liar on Earth: Great House Hunt Davide Cali, Marc Boutavant A big and brightly coloured picture book about the ladybirds' hunt for the perfect house--led by a tenacious yet clueless real estate agent. Are You My Friend Today? Gyo Fujikawa From pet parades and imaginary zoos to backyard picnics, summer swims and running barefoot through the grass, the author captures the joy of childhood camaraderie and play.
The Little Puddle Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler Pip comes to play at Posy's house, they have such a lovely time playing that Pip forgets he needs to go to the loo, and soon there's a little puddle on the floor. The Treasure Box Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood As the library burns, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a book more precious than jewels - a book that tells the story of their people.
Send for a Superhero! Michael Rosen, Katharine McEwen A bedtime read turns into a very funny superhero adventure in this exciting blend of picture book and comic book storytelling. Jeremy Chris Faille, Danny Snell This delightful story about raising and rearing a baby kookaburra is based on a true story. Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?: Three Little Owls Emanuele Luzzati, Quentin Blake, John Yeoman Timeless new illustrations from the universally admired Quentin Blake, accompanying a playful christmas story that will appeal to all ages.
Starting School Jane Godwin, Anna Walker From Jane Godwin and Anna Walker comes this beautiful book focusing on the experiences and feelings of five very different children as they begin at school for the first time. Far, Far from Home Elizabeth Pulford, Fifi Colston Trapped in a jar on a young boy's windowsill, our wee bug is sad to be far from home.
Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street Lee Mark, Cyrus Kurt Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels. Lion vs Rabbit Alex Latimer Lion is a bully. The Way to the Zoo John Burningham In this classic child's fantasy featuring John Burningham's delightfully expressive artwork, an unlocked door leads to pandemonium - and one little girl's formidable voice reins in an entire menagerie!
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And it's especially hard for a dog like George! Lydia Monks All Spider wants is to be a family pet. Poo Bum Stephanie Blake, Linda Burgess A hilarious, read-aloud story for children with brilliant, endearing illustrations. Extra Yarn Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen The multiple award-winning, bestselling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen tell an extraordinary tale about a little girl who cocoons her cold, grey town in joy and warmth Funny Bums Mark Norman The rear ends of animals come in many shapes and sizes.
A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision Matthias Picard An innovative, wordless picture book that follows a little boy's diving-suited adventure into the depths of the ocean in breathtaking 3-D illustrations. The Watermelon Seed Greg Pizzoli With perfect comic pacing, Pizzoli introduces a funny crocodile who has one big fear: The Family Hour in Australia Tai Snaith Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious, Brontorina James Howe, Randy Cecil Brontorina wants nothing more than to dance ballet, but she's much too big for the dance studio.
The Land of Neverbelieve Norman Messenger Discover the extraordinary animals and plants found on the fantastical island of Neverbelieve in this exquisitely illustrated gift book by world-renowned artist, Norman Messenger. Flora and the Flamingo Molly Idle In this wordless book with lift-the-flaps, a flamingo and a girl explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.
The Cloud Hannah Cumming Everyone has bad days, and children are no exception. Boni Ashburn, Sergio De Giorgi Suitable for ages years, this title includes construction-themed nursery rhymes - each based on a Mother Goose favourite - feature diggers, graders, crushers, cranes, jackhammers, forklifts, and wrecking balls. Guinea Pig Party Holly Surplice Ten little guinea pigs have fun at a party, in a beautiful picture book with enormous child-appeal that also makes counting fun. That Is Not a Good Idea! Mo Willems Tells the story of a hungry fox who meets a plump goose and, ooh, what an innocent looking goose she is.
Monster Mash Catrow,David In this illustrated version of the classic novelty song, a mad scientist's monster performs a new dance which becomes the hit of the land when the scientist throws a party for other monsters. Time to have some fun. The Totally Terrifying Three Hiawyn Oram, David Melling A brilliant story for all children who love dragons, giants and witches, illustrated by the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Lynch A moving and beautifully researched story about camels, lost princesses and the strength of wisdom and knowledge, stunningly illustrated by P.
Doug the Bug Sue Hendra Synopsis coming soon Z is for Moose Kelly L. Zelinsky Zebra is absolutely certain he'll be able to direct everyone to appear on the correct page, at the appropriate time, without any mishaps, unnecessary drama, or hurt feelings. Flying Henry Rachel Hulin Flying Henry follows the story of a baby who develops a magical ability to fly.
Locomotive Brian Floca Synopsis coming soon Herman and Rosie Gus Gordon Young readers can explore bright lights, swinging music, and a friendship that was meant to be in this picture book set in New York City. Hansel and Gretel James Marshall A bulbous nose, an overstuffed shocking-red dress, green toenails, garish makeup Secret Pizza Party Rubin Adam, Daniel Salmieri While Raccoon is eating pizza at his secret pizza party, he sees a masquerade party going on in the house next door to him and joins the fun.
The Bear and the Wildcat Kazumi Yumoto, Komako Sakai The Bear and the Wildcat is a touching picture book about loneliness, grief and loss, and ends with a positive new beginning. Emma Dodd I love all beasts, great and small beasts. Alphabet Alain Gree Suitable for ages years, this title features vintage illustrations that leap out from every page.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld A bedtime book for settling down preschool-aged truck lovers--a godsend for parents of rambunctious boys! Otto in the City Tom Schamp This wonderfully boisterous book, from renowned Belgian illustrator Tom Schamp, has sturdy cardboard pages that make it perfect for driving toy cars over, and as Otto and his father return home at the end of the day the story The Promise Nicola Davies, Laura Carlin A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world.
Goldilocks and Just the One Bear Leigh Hodgkinson Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears' house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear wanders out of his fairytale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives? Frances Watts, Judy Watson It's time to say goodnight -- but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don't seem very sleepy!
Nicola Davies, Salvatore Rubbino From spring right through to winter Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon Chris McKimmie Chris McKimmie's words and pictures gently and honestly evoke the experience of loss and new life in this picture book about a child's love for her pet dogs. The long-ago story of aussie rules Titta Secombe, Grace Fielding This fictionalised story of Marngrook takes place at the foot of Duwul, the highest mountain in the spectacular Grampians region of north-west Victoria, the traditional country of people from the Djab-Wurrung and Jardwadjali Old Macdonald had a Farm Pam Adams Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child.
Seuss It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure - seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Imaginary Garden Andrew Larsen, Irene Luxbacher In this wondrous picture book bursting with mixed-media art, an imaginary garden is the center of a special relationship between a girl and her grandfather. The Girl and the Bicycle Mark Pett A touching wordless picture book about a little girl, a shiny bicycle, and the meaning of persistence-with an unexpected payoff. Alex and the Watermelon Boat Chris McKimmie Set during a time of floods, this evocative and stunningly beautiful picture book recreates the scary, surreal atmosphere of the floods with a unique child's-eye perspective.
The King of Space Jonny Duddle Meet Rex - he looks like an average 6 year old, living on his parents' moog farm and going to mini intergalactic citizen school, but he's going to be King of Space! The Brave Beast Chris Judge The Beast is back and this time it's up to him to help restore peace to an island, which is being threatened by a scary monster. Pooka Carol Chataway, Nina Rycroft A heart-warming story of a lost dog and the impact she has on a small boy.
Beware of the Storybook Wolves Lauren Child A new edition of the brilliant and hilarious Beware of the Storybook Wolves from the super-talented, award- winning and bestselling Lauren Child. Wendy Gus Gordon Wendy doesn't want to be just any old chicken. Awesome Dawson Chris Gall Introducing a high-concept superhero for the twenty-first century: Inside the World of Tom Roberts: A Ben and Gracie Art Adventure Mark Wilson The paintings of iconic Australian artists are brought to life in this exciting picture book series of adventures about a young boy and girl.
Open Very Carefully Nicola O'Byrne, Nosy Crow What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a furious crocodile had fallen into your storybook? Forest Fable Gelyn Ong A fable of a forest and the myriad creatures that call it home. Songs of Sally Scaredy-pants Anne Lemonnier, Claire de Gastold, Michael Sedunary This beautiful children's picture book describes how Sally, a young girl, overcomes her fears and anxieties by confronting them with fun and inventive warm songs.
Interrupting Chicken David Ezra Stein A favourite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head. The Best, Best Baby! Barry Colin Thompson Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly Kathy DeZarn Beynette What will you do if your pelican has bad breath; if your owl doesn't seem so wise; if your shark wears a tacky holiday sweater? Dennis, Peter Gouldthorpe A beautiful new edition of C. Goldilocks Allan Ahlberg, Jessica Ahlberg A classic fairy tale is wittily retold by the celebrated Allan Ahlberg, with charming illustrations by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg.
Elizabeth Dennis Barton, Milena Kirkova Youngsters can tag along with Lucy as she and her family take an exciting journey via planes, trains, and automobiles. World Food Alphabet Chris Caldicott From Apricot to Zucchini, and everything in between, here is a beautiful photographic alphabet of world food. Big Edward Gibbs Animals of all shapes and sizes make up this playful game of comparisons. I wonder who lives here.
Who will we meet? The Guardians of Childhood: The Sandman William Joyce Synopsis coming soon Sugarlump and the Unicorn Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. Marcel the Shell with Shoes on: All the Way to W. Can you help us find him? The Light Jo Oliver In a lighthouse on an island, love and music hold a family close and create a safe haven for others. The Dance Teacher Simon Milne, Chantal Stewart A beautifully illustrated, timeless story about ballet, effort and rewards, and a special relationship between a girl and her teacher.
Weasels Elys Dolan Find out how the weasels' dastardly plans for world domination are foiled in this hilarious, off-the-wall debut picture book. When We Go Walkabout: Yirruwa Yirrilikenuma-Langwa Rhoda Lalara, Alfred Lalara Set on Groote Eylandt, this beautiful book invites children to look for animals in different habitats throughout the course of one day.
The Magical Life of Mr. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Serge Bloch A silly and clever wordplay book that features 'wordles,' two phrases that sound the same, but have different meanings e. Can You See Sassoon? Sam Usher Meet Sassoon the snake as he plays hide-and-seek with his friends. The Super Scooter Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - ideal for teaching toddlers how to share and say 'sorry'.
Celeste, Nick and the Magical Tea Party Miss Dinkles, Adam Oehlers A children's picture book about friendship and teamwork which draws on wisdom from the world's ancient indigenous cultures and philosophies. Penguin in Peril Helen Hancocks An amusing tale that follows a penguin who has been stolen by three, hungry cats. Oliver Birgitta Sif A stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship.
The Hole Oyvind Torseter A funny, original, and exciting picture book about a rebellious hole that will fascinate young and old alike. Do Your Ears Hang Low? We Love You, Hugless Douglas! Dinotrux Chris Gall A top-selling spin on two kid-favorite topics--trucks and dinosaurs--from renowned illustrator Chris Gall. Kissed by the Moon Alison Lester Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. At Our House Isabel Minhos Martins, Madalena Matoso Counting is fun, but it's a lot more fun when you can count things like fingers, and tongues, and freckles.
Chowder Peter Brown Bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown's beloved precocious and slobbery bulldog is now in paperback. Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: People Blexbolex, Linda Burgess Real, mythical and imaginary people come together in this stunning picture book. Homer, the Library Cat Reeve Lindbergh, Anne Wilsdorf When a quiet-loving cat takes an unexpected tour of the neighbourhood, he's in for some rude surprises - until he discovers the purrfect solution.
The House Baba Built: I Love You, Little Monster Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail An adorable, heart-felt picture book with an uplifting message about the special relationship between parent and child. Twinkle Nick Bland Penny is a lonely little girl who gazes out of her window at night and pretends that the stars are her friends. Sweet Dreams Rose Lewis, Jen Corace Rhyming text depicts a mother preparing her child for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities.
No one goes there. Grandpa Green Lane Smith A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden. Penny Dale Join the dinosaurs as they rev, roar and race cross country to a secret meeting place in the woods! A Small Ferret Wrote This Book Rebecca Elliott In a world where wolves are kind, owls are foolish and bunnies are baddies, who can a small ferret trust to help write her book? Snook Alone Nelson Marilyn, Basil Ering Timothy A faithful little dog must survive on his own in the wild in this evocative tale of loss and reunion from acclaimed poet Nelson and the inimitable Ering.
Dino Bites Algy Craig Hall This is the dinosaur looking for lunch, this is the lunch looking for a snack, this is the snack looking for a bite! Lion and Mouse Catalina Echeverri Lion and Mouse are friends - but as everyone knows, Lion is bigger, stronger and more handsome! In the Lion James Foley A raucous story for young children! Brodie Joy Cowley, Chris Mousdale A sensitive story about coming to terms with the death of a friend. Laika, the Astronaut Owen Davey Meet the amazing dog whose brave journey into space paved the way for humankind to follow.
Monsters Love Colours Mike Austin An explosively bright and colorful picture book with lots of kid appeal Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle?! Dangerously Ever After Dashka Slater, Valeria Docampo A feisty princess with a garden said to be the most dangerous in the world makes a new friend when a shy prince gives her some rather unusual seeds. To ask other readers questions about Bamboozled , please sign up. Lists with This Book. It runs through a text of a standard day visiting grandpa - but something is a little odd.
The text never describes any aspect of the house, but oh boy, the illustrations sure do. Is it the tiger being fed in a highchair? The dog playing a card game with them all the cards are the 8 of hearts, and grandpa cheats, which is probably how he always wins? The cowboys in the living room? Every page is full, simply full of tiny details and big details that are strange, unusual, or just a little weird.
Every time I open this book, the nieces 5 and 2. We haven't found everything yet, and we've had this book a few weeks now! Naturally, of course, the thing that's "wrong" to our protagonist is something mindnumbingly banal - her grandfather put on the wrong socks this morning! Feb 15, Marissa Horton rated it it was amazing. In the book, "Bamboozled", a little girl visits her grandfathers house for tea as usual. Only it is not the usual day in this topsy turvy house her crazy grandfather lives in. The little girl cannot find out what is different in the house. The grandfathers house is no ordinary house, the house is filled with different things, such as painting's coming to life, zoo animals all around the house, and interesting things decorating the walls.
The illustrations in this book are outstanding and very de In the book, "Bamboozled", a little girl visits her grandfathers house for tea as usual. The illustrations in this book are outstanding and very detailed. No matter how many times you read this book you will always find something new that catches your eye. The colors are so vibrant and they really help the pages come to life. This book is a perfect book to read aloud as it will entertain every reader.
This book is full of wild imagination and children will find this book so much fun! Feb 28, Lyn rated it it was amazing. What a wonderfully illustrated book. I read it to my 2 year old granddaughter but I think I got more out of it than she did. Each reading there is more to see in the fantastical drawings.
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This house that Grandpa lives in is like a modern day enchanted castle. Nothing is as it seems. Every inch has some amazing quirky addition. Grand What a wonderfully illustrated book. Grandad looks like an ordinary old bloke but he lives in a world of magic. Aug 30, Janna Odenthal rated it liked it. Funny book for silly kids and adults. Oct 26, Sashel Palacios rated it really liked it. Bamboozled by David Legge is a book about a little girl that goes to visit her grandfather at his house.
This is a weekly visit, where she ever so often eats and drinks tea with her grandfather. She also helped him with chores around the house, but this time it was a little different. She realized that something during this visit was much different but she could not make up her mind what. At the very end of the story, she finally decided what was different about this vista, but it was completely Bamboozled by David Legge is a book about a little girl that goes to visit her grandfather at his house. At the very end of the story, she finally decided what was different about this vista, but it was completely unexpected.
This twist in the plot added a hint of humor, which makes children ages really laugh and enjoy the book. The written aspect of this book is very normal and easy to understand. The tone is very admirable because it allows the children to enjoy the read instead of focussing on difficult and confusing language. This book is simple enough were the children can focus on the wacky illustrations. The text says that the little girl is helping her grandfather like just a normal day but in fact the pictures show that the house is out of control and very different and unique.
The children can enjoy reading this book because the illustrations allow them to experience a fun read. Feb 15, Anna Youssef added it Shelves: This book has amazing pictures with a variety of things in them that can keep children occupied for a long time. The book has animals in them, and several things wrong in the room that children can point out. There are also several household chores that children might be able to identify with. It is a really cultured book that has everyday life built into it, and makes the book seem memorable.
Feb 15, Cassandra Collins rated it it was amazing. Bamboozled by David Legge is a post modern picture book about a young girl who visited her grandfather for the weekend. Something about this visit though seems different to her. The pictures show the house as a trick house, but in the end the girl says its because the grandfather is wearing mismatching socks. The illustration and the text are very different which makes the the drawing very important to the story.
On one page, the text says that the girl is planting bulbs in the garden, but it do Bamboozled by David Legge is a post modern picture book about a young girl who visited her grandfather for the weekend. On one page, the text says that the girl is planting bulbs in the garden, but it does not mention that she is planting light bulbs instead of flower bulbs. Other silly draws are also featured in the illustrations. For example one one page there is a kangaroo and an elephant doing the dishes and on another a painting stealing a drink from the table.
Such details in the illustrations would keep a child entertained for many reads. The way that the text and illustrations interact adds a humorous element. The texts focuses on the little girl trying to figure out what is different about this visit to grandfathers. The reader can clearing see that this is not a normal house, but the girl and her grandfather don't bat an eye towards it.
They act as if it is as normal as anything. Kids can find humor in this because to them everything is different, but the narrator doesn't notice it. Feb 15, Kinsey Hill added it Shelves: A young girl visits her Grandpa who lives in a very strange house and is puzzled by his mismatched socks. The illustrations are very interesting.
Feb 12, Sahvanna rated it it was amazing. This is my ultimate favourite children's book!!! I absolutely love the illustrations and the creativity behind it. I rave on about it all the time and don't know how many times I've borrowed it when I was a kid! Feb 18, Melissa rated it really liked it. Bamboozled is a post-modern picture book for young readers. It is a detailed book about a girl who visits her grandpa.
Throughout the book the reader gets to enjoy 3D pictures that are filled with color. The reader gets to explore the different areas of the grandfather's house and see the unusual decorations in his house. This book is a great read for young children because it is very entertaining with minimal text. This story has different elements of a post-modern picture book. The story has an Bamboozled is a post-modern picture book for young readers. The story has an unusual design with the graphics that come to life.
This also leads to the fact that the images tell a different story than the text. The images seem to be surrealistic as the inanimate objects have realistic features as they use things throughout the house and seem to come to life. Overall, this book has elements that open up the readers' imagination and their minds. Dec 02, Kennia Torres rated it it was amazing. The water color pictures are so vibrant that it tells the whole story! This story is about a boy who goes to visit his grandfather at his house.
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