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

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

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THE GREAT BIG GREEN BOOK

Will solar powered trainers save the world? This playful book for kids touches on all subjects ‘Green’. It introduces and lightly looks at everything from endangered species to nuclear fusion. | By Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith | AGES 4-8

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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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TIM TO THE RESCUE

Mischievous Ginger gets more than he bargained for when he samples the 3rd Mates hair growing lotions, sending Tim to the rescue in another wild adventure at sea. Plus Free Audio Bonus! Reading by Stephen Fry | By Edward Ardizzone | AGES 4-7

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TIM ALL ALONE

Arriving home after a holiday voyage at sea, little Tim finds his parents have gone leaving Tim all alone. An exciting salty adventure of discovery on the high seas. Plus Free Audio Bonus! Reading by Stephen Fry | By Edward Ardizzone | AGES 4-7

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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

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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

Ahmed and the Feather Girl - Jane Ray

AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL

A poignant eastern European folktale of hardship and freedom. A story of transformation and the love of a mystical bird girl and a selfless circus boy. By Jane Ray | AGES 4-8

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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 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

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

WOOLBUR - Book by Leslie Helankoski and Lee Harper -

WOOLBUR

Little Woolbur can’t fit in, being him is too much fun! A hilarious story about being true to your self and letting your individuality shine.| By Leslie Helankoski and Lee Harper | 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

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

INTEGRITY Childrens Book Jane Pryor

INTEGRITY

Integrity is meaning what you say. It is making sure that your words and behaviour match. This insightful and straight forward book for kids, discusses and breaks down what integrity really means.| By Kimberley Jane Pryor | AGES 6+

THE HONEST TO GOODNESS TRUTH Book McKissack Potter

THE HONEST TO GOODNESS TRUTH

What is the difference between telling a lie and telling the truth at the wrong time? Libby’s first lie makes her stomach feel like she’s swallowed a handful of chicken feathers. She soon finds out, that there is a time and place to tell truths.| By Patricia C. McKissack and Giselle Potter | AGES 4-8

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

ONE LEAF RIDES THE WIND Childrens Book

ONE LEAF RIDES THE WIND

A kimono clad child explores her tranquil Japanese garden in this beautiful counting book. Clever haiku poems help children find which things to count. A fresh and gentle book for early learners.| By Celeste Davidson Mannis and Susan Kathleen Hartung | AGES 3-6

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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

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

TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES

TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES

Scrumptious! Tiny toes and fingers are celebrated as babies and toddlers delight in their self discovery. This beautifully illustrated gentle, rhyming book is full of babies from many cultures.| By Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury | AGES 2-5

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

MY LIGHT by Molly Bang

MY LIGHT

Narrated by the sun itself, this insightful book teaches children that energy is always changing form. My Light will captivate and enthral any young reader with a thirst for knowledge.| By Molly Bang | 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+

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

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

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

CLOTH FROM CLOUDS Picture book

CLOTH FROM THE CLOUDS

This lovely story is about ecological balance and the damage that is done through greed. It is also about bravery and the strength to give up things we desire to set things right.| By Michael Catchpool and Alison Jay | AGES 3-7

KEEPING SAFE Talking About children's safety

KEEPING SAFE

Talking About Series

Everyone wants you to have fun and enjoy being a child. This book talks directly to children and is also a brilliant resource to assist parents educate younger children about keeping safe.| By Sarah Levete | AGES 6-12

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

LIVING SUNLIGHT: HOW PLANTS BRING THE EARTH TO LIFE

LIVING SUNLIGHT

How Plants Bring The Earth To Life

This magnificent award winning book, explains the basic scientific principles behind life on earth. An essential learning tool which all children should have the chance to be inspired by!| By Moly Bang and Penny Chisholm.| AGES 4-8

we have lift off book

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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THE BEATLES

The Beatles live on in this exciting new book told in colourful fun cartoon frames for children.This factually correct and funny book will enthral any true young music enthusiast.| By Mick Manning and Brita Granström | AGES 8-12

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

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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

VICKY GOES TO THE DOCTOR | Book By Ifeoma Onyefulu

VICKY GOES TO THE DOCTOR

Vicky normally loves playing with her friends but today something is wrong. Set in Nigeria, this supportive ‘first experience’ story reassures children that visiting a doctor is safe.| By Ifeoma-Onyefulu | AGES 3-6

OFF TO MARKET | African story book By Author Elizabeth Dale | Erika Pal

OFF TO MARKET

A Ugandan minibus and lots of people wanting to get off to market. But when the biggest hill proves too steep everyone has to get out. How will they get to market on time? | By Elizabeth Dale and Erika Pal | AGES 3-7

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

The Worlds Strongest Boy japanese story picture book by Jessica Souhami

THE STRONGEST BOY IN THE WORLD

In a time when legendary strong women lived in Japan and Sumo wrestlers were famous celebrities a skinny kid called Kaito decides to try his luck at becoming the strongest boy in the world.| By Jessica Souhami | AGES 5-8

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

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+

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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

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

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

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