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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

Earth tales book

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

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

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

FIRST WORDS AND PICTURES CHIMP AND ZEE Children's Book Anholt

FIRST WORDS AND PICTURES: CHIMP AND ZEE

Monkey twins make learning loads of fun. Swing through the the days of the week, numbers, counting, seasons, colours and words that name the things that little people love. | By Catherine and Laurence Anholt | 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

KISSED BY THE MOON Alison Lester Australian Picture Book

KISSED BY THE MOON

A perfect last story of the night! Soft and inviting scenes to fill a childs head. Gentle and expansive words to share a mother’s gift of love and discovery.| By Alison Lester | AGES 2-6

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

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

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

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+

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

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

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+

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 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

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

Why Am I So Tired? – A First Look At Childrens book Diabetes

WHY AM I SO TIRED?

A First Look At Childhood Diabetes

This excellent book talks in 100% positive language about understanding diabetes in terms that young children can relate to and which enables adults to support children effectively.| By Pat Thomas and Lesley Harker | AGES 4-8

WHY DO I FEEL SCARED? Childrens Book

WHY DO I FEEL SCARED?

The world needs brave people, do you think you could be one? An excellent first experience book which encourages children to develop the skills of courage and bravery in their everyday lives.| By Pat Thomas and Lesley Harker.| AGES 4-8

ocean sunlight, how plants feed seas children's book

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

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

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

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

Counting Chickens by Polly Alakija children looking after animals

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

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

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

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 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 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

SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS AND THE REALLY BIG ADVENTURE Book Cover

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

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

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

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+

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