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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THE NINE LIVES OF MONTEZUMA

From award winning author and Children’s Laureate, Michael Morgurgo. Montezuma is a chapter book which follows the adventurous nine lives of a farmyard cat. An excellent book, but with no soft edges for very young readers. | By Michael Morpurgo | AGES 6-15+

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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

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I (DONT) LIKE SNAKES

Have you ever been scared of something, but not really known why? Award winning author and Zoologist Nicola Davies, shares fun slithering snake secrets, turning fears to amazement! By Nicola Davies and Luciano Lozano | AGES 5-9

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MISS HAZELTINE’S HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS

Hopeless, worthless, afraid of everything! Where could a fearful cat go? A wonderful story of transformation and finding your inner courage. By Alicia Potter and Birgitta Sif | AGES 5-8

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THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF EARTH TALES

Seven beautiful folktales share with children, the timeless magic of a good deed and the importance of living in harmony with nature. A celebration of life! By Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson | AGES 4-7

The Great Kapok Tree - Eco book by Lynne Cherry

THE GREAT KAPOK TREE

Will the powerful messages of the Amazon Rainforest creatures reach the heart of the sleeping man? A reminder that we are all connected in this circle of life. Enchanting! By Lynne Cherry | AGES 4-7

The Lorax - Eco Book by Dr Seuss

THE LORAX

This highly acclaimed story has influenced thousands of lives and calls to each one of us to make a difference by actively caring for our world.| By Dr Seuss | AGES 6-9

Tale of a Great White Fish - Children's book by De Vries and Benoit

TALE OF A GREAT WHITE FISH

The ancient great white fish was heavier than three fully grown lions and over 177 years old. Learn about the amazing Sturgeon fish and it’s fight for survival!| By Maggie de Vries and Renne Benoit | AGES 5-9

BIG CITY BEES - Book by Maggie de Vries and Renne Benoit

BIG CITY BEES

Will the bees find the children’s garden? Will the flower that stays open for just one day get pollinated? A brilliant introduction to bees and their global importance.| By Maggie de Vries and Renne Benoit | AGES 5-8

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

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BEST BEDTIME STORIES EVER

Five short stories for children to investigate, with a counting section at the end of each story. Learn to identify colours and numbers whilst finding all sorts of crazy objects in this exciting, world famous book.| By Richard Scarry | AGES 3-7

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CAPTAIN CAT

Eccentric Captain Cat is a trader with additional crew! When a storm blows them off the map to an island where cats have never been seen, their true value surprises everyone in this beautifully illustrated adventure.| By Inga Moore | AGES 3-7

SCARFACE CLAW

Meet the most fearless tom cat in town. Scarface Claw is not scared of anything..or is he? Scarface Claw is irrepressible, the perfect nemesis for Hairy Maclary and his doggie friends.| By Lynley Dodd | AGES 2-6

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

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+

LIBRARY LION | Knudsen Hawkes

LIBRARY LION

If he promises to be quiet, can he come back for storytime tomorrow? A heart warming story of a lion who loves storytime and why exceptions to rules are as important as keeping them.| By Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes | AGES 4-8

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

A PERFECT PLACE FOR TED Childrens Book

A PERFECT PLACE FOR TED

Will little Ted ever get noticed? Beautifully illustrated with funky, fun pictures, a small dog called Ted decides to leave the pet shop to find somewhere he belongs, somewhere perfect.| By Leila Rudge | 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

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

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OCEAN SUNLIGHT

How Tiny Plants Feed The Seas

Ocean Sunlight is an enchanting educational book which covers complicated topics in fun and exciting ways. Clear informative text and marvellous energised illustrations.| By Moly Bang and Penny Chisholm.| AGES 4-8

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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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COUNTING CHICKENS

Tobi’s prize hen lays only seven beautiful eggs but after one year he has 50 chickens! Full of fun animal life, Counting Chickens is a gorgeous counting book set in rural Nigeria.| By Polly Alakija | AGES 3-6

The Herd Boy | African Childrens story Book Niki Daly

THE HERD BOY

In rural South Africa a young boy has a dangerous job, tending his grandfather’s flock. A story of empowerment, self belief and leadership inspired by the life of former president Nelson Mandela.| By Niki Daly | AGES 4-8

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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

ENORMOUSE Book by Angie Morgan Author Illustrator

ENORMOUSE

Enormouse is well loved by the other mice and valued for his difference…he is ENORMOUS! No one knows why and no one cares until a chance encounter changes everything.| By Angie Morgan | 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

ZOG – Book Review

ZOG

Dragon training is much harder than little Zog imagined. Humour, friendship and fresh ideas help this super cute dragon to get his gold star! | By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler | 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

The Great Dog Bottom Swap book review

THE GREAT DOG BOTTOM SWAP

The truth laid bare! Why do dogs sniff each other’s bottoms? A summer ball, frivolity and fire are all the right ingredients for a terrible mix up! | By Peter Bently and Mei Matsuoka| AGES 3-6

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SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS AND THE REALLY BIG ADVENTURE

A witch with a watch, a deep dark forest and a pint sized knight who is both fearless and thoughtful. Captivating pictures colour this fun adventure which encourages kindness and creative problem solving. | By Kristina Stephenson | AGES 4-8

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

The Rainbow Fish

THE RAINBOW FISH

The most beautiful fish in the sea learns to share is gorgeous scales and so discovers the joy of giving and friendship. The holographic foil scales of the rainbow fish help children feel the beauty of the treasure that was shared.| By Marcus Pfister | AGES 3-6

Paddington Bear Author : Michael Bond Illustrator: R.W. Alley

PADDINGTON

Polite, perky and Peruvian, this little bear is still munching marmalade and drinking tea the good old-fashioned English way. He’s a well meaning, loveable bear who always finds a sticky situation.| By Michael Bond and R.W. Alley | AGES 3-6

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

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

IT’S MINE Book Rod Campbell

IT’S MINE

Walking the jungle path together we discover monkey’s curly tail is for swinging and tiger’s pink tongue is for drinking. A hungry lion pops up but we run away quickly! A lovely book for young readers and tots.| By Rod Campbell | AGES 2-3

ELEPHANT JOE, BRAVE KNIGHT Book by David Wojtowycz

ELEPHANT JOE, BRAVE KNIGHT

A dark knight masquerades as a damsel in distress, a kiss for a frog who does not turn into a prince and an elephant and a zebra on a quest for the king. Good manners and good twists make this story a fun read.| By David Wojtowycz | AGES 3-7

The Song Of The Golden book Jackie Morris

THE SONG OF THE GOLDEN HARE

Magical songs to win the heart of the Golden Hare are what grandfather hums to the orphaned leverets. Will the children be able to keep them safe from the watchful eyes of the hunter when the hares begin to run? | By Jackie Morris | AGES 5-9

The Ice Bear book Jackie Morris

THE ICE BEAR

In the frozen wastelands all life is bound together in ways that are both magical and raw. A shape shifting child learns the power of his gift in this powerful story which reflects an old Inuit folk tale.| By Jackie Morris | AGES 6+

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

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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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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