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BEDTIME RELAXATION

Fantastic for long flights, day naps and as a bedtime routine builder. This beautifully crafted 20 minute guided audio story for children, develops mindfulness and relaxation using the breath. | By Learning Stories | AGES 4-12

TU MEKE TUI

Gorgeous stencil spray artwork, lifts this playful story of avian friendship, courage and appreciating who you are into the spotlight. Featuring New Zealand native birds Tui and Takahe. | By Malcolm Clarke and Flox | AGES 3+

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CAT WALK

A kitten who rode like a hawk on a falconers glove and posh Silverstorm Bengals from Snowdonia, regal and reckless. A celebration of life, love and companionship on the wild hills of Wales. | By Jackie Morris | AGES 5+

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A PAPER BOAT FOR PANDA

What can you do if you are a woolen Panda who yearns to sail on the real sea? With the help of caring friends a crafty solution is found. Delightful, gentle and full of friendship. Fun craft activity included. | By Karin Celestine | AGES 4-6

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HONEY FOR TEA

How do you thank a bee for giving you lovely honey? Emily bear shows Baby Weasus how to plant flowers and make tiny toy bees from alder cones. Emily’s positive and thoughtful comments set a tone of caring and creativity. Fun craft activity included. | By Karin Celestine | AGES 4-6

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SMALL FINDS A HOME

Baby Weasus finds a lost creature and invites it to come and live with her family. Super sweet and filled with many kind thoughts and actions. Models sharing and putting others before yourself sometimes. Fun craft activity included. | By Karin Celestine | AGES 4-6

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OMMIE AND THE MAGICAL GARDEN

Join Ommie in an adventure through a magical garden full of animals, in this playful introduction to yoga for children. Beautifully illustrated and full of vitality.| By Sirkka Fisk | AGES 2-8

The Three Questions - Children's book by Jon Muth

THE THREE QUESTIONS

High in the mountains on a stormy night, Nikolai finds the answers to his three important questions. By living in the now, we always see what the right thing to do is. | By Jon J Muth | AGES 4-8

VIRGINIA WOLF - Childrens Book by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault

VIRGINIA WOLF

Virginia’s mood is always black and she can’t see past it. Luckily she has a sunny sister who doesn’t give up on her. Creativity and love bring freedom! | By Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault | AGES 4-8

STAR CHILD - Book by Claire Nivola -

STAR CHILD

Will the star child risk a journey to earth? The cycle of life and return to the source are beautifully revealed in this spirtually focused book for children. | By Claire Nivola | AGES 5-8

STEPHEN’S MUSIC - Children'sStory Book

STEPHEN’S MUSIC

Magic, music and the enchanting song of a flute, inspire Stephen to practice his instruments every day. His dreams become real through hard work and love. | By Sofie Laguna and Anna Pignataro | AGES 3-8

HIP HOP DOG book Raschka

HIP HOP DOG

An uplifting super cool tale of a neglected dog who finds his purpose through rapping and rhyming. Full of fun and energy, Hip Hop Dog is a all round winner. | By Chris Raschka and Vladimir Dadunsky | AGES 4-8

EXCLAMATION MARK Childrens Book Rosenthal, Lichtenheld

EXCLAMATION MARK

What is an Exclamation Mark? He didn’t know and nor did the Questions Mark! A delightfully simple story of self discovery which also shows early learners how to use punctuation. | By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld | AGES 4-7

WHAT FRIENDS DO BEST Childrens Book Emmett, Reed

WHAT FRIENDS DO BEST

This fun fast paced story is masterfully written and illustrated! Children will enjoy the clarity and continuity of this engagingly simple story with a very important message.| By Jonathan Emmett and Nathan Reed | AGES 2-5

Picture A Tree Book by Barbara Reid

PICTURE A TREE

Imagination in explosive texture and colour! Elaborate plasticine illustrations rocket this book into a league of its own! Discover the magic of trees through fresh eyes. | By Barbara Reid | AGES 4-7

The Yes, Sarah Bee Childrens book

THE YES

The Yes is big and hefty and using all his goodness, bigness and yesness he overpowers the buzzing doubts of all the NO’s. In fact he dicovers they are not real at all!| By Sarah Bee and Satoshi Kitamura | AGES 4-7

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’VE GOT Book Wayne Dyer

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’VE GOT

Abundance is a brilliant word to learn. It means there is always more than enough. A commonsense book which offers kids insights about possessions, money, sharing, comparisons, generousity and creating a happy life. | By Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Stacy Heller Budnick | AGES 7+

KITCHEN DANCE Children's Book Manning

KITCHEN DANCE

Family harmony at its richest! A little girl wakes to sounds in the kitchen. A deep voice is humming and someone laughs. “Hush!” Deliciously illustrated. Ripe with love and fun!| By Maurie J. Manning | AGES 3-7

MAX AND RUBY’S TREASURE HUNT

MAX AND RUBY’S TREASURE HUNT

More fun with Max and Ruby on a rainy day! This beautifully written story leads children through a series of English nursery rhymes, to solve the clues on a treasure hunt. Interactive flaps help engage young adventurers.| By Rosemary Wells | AGES 3-5

BIG MAZE BOOK USBORNE

BIG MAZE BOOK

This stunning maze book with high quality heavy paper, pretty inks and lovely designs from several artists, would make a very special gift. 50 large scale pages, progress from the easier mazes to more complex ones.| By Kirsteen Robson | AGES 4-7

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ANIMAL MAZES

Mazes are important for healthy brain development! Excellent fun for the enquiring mind. Help cat and mouse travel through an adventure story which engages children in solving the detailed mazes.| By Blundell and Tyler | AGES 4-7

SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE Book Review

SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE

Clever, witty and hilariously inventive. Charlie just wants his own time with his friend Marv, but little sister Lola and the recently invisible Soren Lorensen trick the boys and their monster into having a tea party!| By Lauren Child | AGES 4-8

ANIMALIA Book Review

ANIMALIA

A frolicing feast of fantasy and graphic excellence. This outstandingly beautiful animal, alphabet discovery book is a treasure which the whole family will be engrossed by!| By Graeme Base | AGES 3+

ALPHABET A Childs First ABC

ALPHABET

Begging to be discovered by the child’s keen eye, each beautifully illustrated detail lead us onward through an ever changing landscape in this Alphabet learning board book for little people. By Alison Jay | AGES 1-5

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

An adventurous sea snail with and itchy foot dreams of sailing the seas. A story of environmental awareness, friendship, following your dreams and the notion that a good will favour may be repaid when you least expect it.| By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler | AGES 3-7

HAIRY MACLARY: SCATTERCAT Picture Book

HAIRY MACLARY: SCATTERCAT

Brimming with personality and fun, this little story is filled with delicously named cats who are in for a surprise. Children will adore finding Hairy Maclary’s mischievous face, but will he be so cheeky when he meets Scarfaced Claw?.| By Lynley Dodd | AGES 3-7

SLINKY MALINKI Nz children's stories

SLINKY MALINKI

The rhyming genius, the plot is hilarious! A cat story with a twist. The sensational pictures and stimulating vocabulary will captivate the voracious young mind. Another fun book in the Hairy Maclary series.| By Lynley Dodd| AGES 3-7

RICHARD SCARRY’S ABC WORD BOOK

RICHARD SCARRY’S ABC WORD BOOK

Absolutely Brilliant Creativity! Richard Scarry pushes beyond the boundaries of the standard alphabet book with this action packed ABC Word Book. Boys will gravitate to this book as it is filled with vehicles, devices and planes.| By Richard Scarry | AGES 4-7

DR SEUSS’S ABC BOOK REVIEW

DR SEUSS’S ABC

Bizarre and brilliant. Dr Seuss’s ABC book tongue twists and frolics through a jungle of stimulating and imaginative phrases. Another fun way to learn the alphabet.| By Dr Seuss | AGES 3-7

BLUE CHAMELEON Book Review

BLUE CHAMELEON

Blue Chameleon is a wizz at imitating shapes and colours in his effort to find a friend. A beautiful and unique early learning word book for little ones. | By Emily Gravett | AGES 1-5

THE HAT Book Review

THE HAT

A shiny black top hat with magenta silk sash and a penniless veteran find adventure and riches when they work together doing good deads. This collectable classic is set in Italy in the 1900’s.| By Tomi Ungerer | AGES 4-7

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON Review

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON

Adrift on a white page, tiny tot Harold uses his imagination to create a world of his choosing. A stimulating adventure which encourages problem solving and free flowing creativity.| By Crockett Johnson | AGES 1-7

THE HUNDRED DECKER BUS

THE HUNDRED DECKER BUS

When the unsuspecting morning travellers board their city bus, no one is prepared for the impromptu adventure that unfolds. Children will be glued to this fabulous book which bursts with intriguing detail.| By Mike Smith | AGES 3-7

WHY DO STARS COME OUT AT NIGHT? Childrens Picture Book

WHY DO STARS COME OUT AT NIGHT?

When children reach the age of ‘Why’ they cannot stop asking! One grandfather has just enough fanciful answers to keep his little grandson satisfied…well for now!| By Annalena McAfee and Anthony Lewis | AGES 3-7

YOGA BEAR: Learning Yoga for Youngsters Book

YOGA BEAR

Yoga for Youngsters

Yoga is for everyone! It’s a non-competitive form of exercise that works the whole body. Kids will enjoy imitating the 21 poses of animals and shapes which range from very simple to a little more advanced.| By Karen Pierce and Paula Brinkman | AGES 2-6

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WE HAVE LIFT OFF

While selfish Mr Tanner was busy polluting his farm, the clever animals set about building an intergalactic rocket to escape the muck and junk. Hilarious misadventure with an environmental message.| By Sean Taylor and Hannah Shaw | AGES 4-7

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I AM CAT

What do they see beneath those velvet eyelids, what do they dream? I Am Cat, invites us into their private world, into landscapes of jungles, snowy peaks and grasslands.| By Jackie Morris | AGES 5-8

The Jolly Postman book review

THE JOLLY POSTMAN

Fairytale characters get postal surprises! Goldilocks apologises for eating the porridge and damaging the furniture. Daddy will fix it soon. Baby bear is invited to her birthday! A creative delight with real letters to take out and read.| By Janet and Allan Ahlberg | AGES 3-6

THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE | NURSERY RHYMES – Book Review | Jackie Morris

THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE – NURSERY RHYMES

Forty traditional European nursery rhymes, stunning illustrated with a rich medieval flavour. Enchanting animals and characters fill the pages of this humorous and beautifully crafted book. A ‘must have’ treasure! | By Jackie Morris | AGES 1-6

THE SNOW LEOPARD Book Review

THE SNOW LEOPARD

Gaspingly beautiful! A myth of rebirth and transformation set in the secret folds of the Himalayan mountains. A sleeping girl hears the songs and is woven deep into the fabric of this magical adventure. | By Jackie Morris | AGES 4+

THE GRUFFALO, Book Review,

THE GRUFFALO

Crafty mouse tells tall tales of an imaginary Gruffalo to escape the hungry woodland creatures…But mouse is in for a big surprise! A fun, well rhymed tale with repetitions children will want to read again and again.| By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler | AGES 3-7

ROOM ON THE BROOM Axel Scheffler

ROOM ON THE BROOM

This friendly witch invites helpful animals to ride on her broom, but what will happen when it’s full? A masterfully illustrated rhyming story of friendship, earning your place in a group and pulling together to solve problems.| By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler | AGES 2-6

OLIVIA – The Pig Book by Ian Falconer

OLIVIA

Precocious, dramatic and full of life. Olivia is a talented little pig who is always on the go! Everyday situations are full of excitement and challenge as Olivia’s imagination and creativity shows no bounds.| By Ian Falconer | AGES 3-5

IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN | Book by Maurice Sendak

IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN

Bold Mickey braves being mixed into the morning cake. In a dreamscape of dough and identical giant chefs, the little boy flies in his plane to bring back the morning milk.| By Maurice Sendak | AGES 4-7

Callum's Incredible Construction Kit

CALLUM’S INCREDIBLE CONSTRUCTION KIT

Construction and creativity are Callum’s special talents and he sure knows how to make his ideas big! A brilliant book for all children who love to build and make things. An imaginative extravaganza! | By Jonathan Emmett and Ben Mantle | AGES 3+

Bubble Trouble book by Margaret Mahy

BUBBLE TROUBLE

A baby catching bubble is blown by older sister Mabel, who races after baby in attempts to bring it down. A delicious tongue twisting romp of literary brilliance which will delight children and adults alike.| By Margaret Mahy and Polly Dunbar | AGES 3+

Dragons Love Tacos book by Adam Rubin Daniel Salmieri

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

If you are having dragons over for a meal or party, please check your ingredient labels carefully! Why? Because giving them taco’s (which they love) can be disastrous unless the salsa is mild! | By Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri | AGES 3-6

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