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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

SCHOOL FOR DADS

This brilliantly illustrated story plays with role reversal in a series of hilarious scenarios. The kind of feel-good book which will inspire adventures together and certainly become a favourite. | By Adam and Charlotte Guillain and Ada Grey | AGES 3-5

a-mama-for-owen-Marion Dane Bauer

A MAMA FOR OWEN

This true story of a baby hippo who adopts a 130 year old tortoise to be his mama, redefines the boundaries of true friendship. A deliciously illustrated book about being safe with someone you love.| By Marion Dane Bauer and John Butler | AGES 2-6

FINDING MONKEY MOON

When bedtime arrives and Michael discovers his dearest friend is nowhere to be found, he and dad set out for the park. Finding Monkey Moon on this dark night will require all Michael’s determination and love. By Elizabeth Pulford and Kate Wilkinson | AGES 3-7

The great big book of families - front cover

THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF FAMILIES

Some families go on exotic holidays, others grow their own food. Some kids have two mums or dads. This refreshing book allows kids to safely explore new concepts and expand the boundaries of their current views. By Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith | AGES 4-7

MY PARENTS DIVORCE Childrens Book Hewitt

MY PARENTS DIVORCE

Billy was afraid, Gracie was angry, Louis was so embarrassed he stopped inviting friends over. This informative book, looks at real life experiences and supports children through common difficulties. | By Sally Hewitt | AGES 6+

TALKING ABOUT DEATH AND DYING Childrens Book by Bruce Sanders

TALKING ABOUT DEATH AND DYING

People do not die because they have been bad and death is not a monster that takes people away. Children express their experiences and are constructively supported through their grief and fears.| By Bruce Sanders | AGES 6+

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

MOG ON FOX NIGHT Book Review

MOG ON FOX NIGHT

In the night foxes came and ripped open the bin bag to find food. “Yuck!” thought Mog. A lovely story about being a bit fussy and getting let off the hook by kind friends and some hungry foxes. By Judith Kerr | AGES 2-5

THE GROWING STORY childrens Book

THE GROWING STORY

A surprise awaits a little boy who’s winter clothes are packed away over the warmer months. Idyllic illustrations of life in the countryside, beautifully portray the discovery of a years growth cycles.| By Ruth Krauss and Helen Oxenbury | AGES 3-6

ANYTHING FOR YOU Book Review

ANYTHING FOR YOU

A very short bedtime story of the highest degree! Mama gets tired little Charlie bear through his bedtime routine and into bed. A lovely way to role model a positive response between child and parent.| By John Wallace and Harry Horse | AGES 2-4

GOOD NIGHT TIPTOE Book Review

GOODNIGHT TIPTOE

A child and her toys get ready for bed. But little Tiptoe is not tired. Mimicking a parents routine, Tilly gets the toys settled until it is her turn for bed. Goodnight Tiptoe.| By Polly Dunbar | AGES 1-4

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

FOR EACH AND EVERY CHILD | New Zealand nz

FOR EACH AND EVERY CHILD

This magnificent book aims to empower children and communities, ensuring that every child is valued through respecting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.| By Unicef New Zealand | AGES 3+

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

FEELING JEALOUS children's book about jealousy

FEELING JEALOUS

Thoughts And Feelings Series

Powerful emotions come up for so many reasons. By recognising and working through feeling jealous, children are empowered to develop healthy relationships and high self esteem.| By Sarah Levete | AGES 4-

AND TANGO MAKES THREE Book

AND TANGO MAKES THREE

Based on a true story, these two male penguins don’t realise that neither of them can lay an egg and that their only chance of a family lies in an act of kindness and a donor egg.|By Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell | AGES 4-8

when Sophie gets angry

WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY, REALLY, REALLY ANGRY

An excellent story about a child learning to overcoming her own anger without the assistance of adult intervention. Powerful illustrations compliment this insightful resource.| By Molly Bang | AGES 4-8

One World Together book friendship

ONE WORLD TOGETHER

Nine countries and cultures, nine new friends! The universal themes of play and family make One World Together an exciting celebration of global friendship.| By Cathrine and Laurence Anholt | AGES 3-6

IFE’S FIRST HAIRCUT Book Ifeoma Onyefulu author

IFE’S FIRST HAIRCUT

Chineze is so excited, Ife’s first haircut can’t come soon enough. Uncle Mike will bring his scissors and there will be a party. Delightful childhood first experiences in a Nigerian village.| By Ifeoma-Onyefulu | AGES 3-6

When We Went To The Park | Book Shirley Hughes

WHEN WE WENT TO THE PARK

Joggers and dogs, piles of leaves to play in and a pat for the cat on the way home. These are some of the gentle experiences a little girl and her grandfather share on their afternoon walk.| By Shirley Hughes | AGE 1-5

Wheels children's book Shirley Hughes children bikes

WHEELS

Carlos and Billy are getting too big for their slow old bikes. Both boys have a birthday coming up. Not all families can afford a new bike, but they can save the day with a brilliant surprise! | By Shirley hughes | AGES 3-7

MOG’S CHRISTMAS – Cat Book By Judith Kerr

MOG’S CHRISTMAS

Trees that walk and a busy household are not at all what Mog is used to. Christmas eve approaches and Mog is still sitting on the roof. Family fun and love make this an iconic series.| By Judith Kerr | AGES 2-6

MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT by Judith Kerr

MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT

Mog didn’t mean to lick Debbie’s hair while she was asleep, she forgot Debbie was not a kitten. Meet Mog the adorable tabby cat. When a burglar comes to the Thomas’ house, Mog’s forgetful nature saves the day.| By Judith Kerr | AGES 3-6

MEET ME AT THE MOON Gianna Marino

MEET ME AT THE MOON

The moon touches the earth on the horizon. This is where little one must meet mama elephant after a long wait alone. Mama shows her calf how to look for her presence in the world around so that little one will never feel alone. Touching and beautifully illustrated.| By Giana Marino | AGES 2-6

Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step Tim Mclaughlin Mark Sperring

CAPTAIN BUCKLEBOOTS ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

A very naughty pirate joins a surprised young Sam on the naughty step. Together that talk about what they did and what can be done to set things right. Full of positive role modelling ideas for young minds.| By Mark Sperring and Tom Mclaughlin | AGES 2-5

Crocodiles Need Kisses Too | children's book

CROCODILES NEED KISSES TOO

Little crocodile can’t understand why the other animal families don’t cuddle him. They say he’s a scary crocodile, but it’s not true, he’s just a baby who needs kisses too.| By Carrie Weston and Russell Julian | AGES 2-5

Hugless Douglas david melling

HUGLESS DOUGLAS

A bear without a hug is a very needy bear. It’s all about hugs for Douglas and he must find that hug. A gentle, silly story which ends in the best hug ever…but who will give him that special hug? | By David Melling | AGE 3-7

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