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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

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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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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 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

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

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

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+

Body Fuel for Healthy Bodies Grains, Bread, Book by Trisha Sertori

BODY FUEL FOR HEALTHY BODIES: GRAINS, BREAD, CEREAL AND PASTA

An informative beginners guide to carbohydrate foods, from where they come from, to how they are used by the body. It encourages having a healthy, balanced diet and what that actually means.| By Trisha Sertori | AGES 7+

KIDS VITAMINS AND MINERALS Trisha Sertori

BODY FUEL FOR HEALTHY BODIES: VITAMINS AND MINERALS

An informative beginners guide to vitamins and minerals, from where they come from, to how they are used by the body. It encourages having a healthy, balanced diet and what that actually means.| By Trisha Sertori | AGES 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+

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

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

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+

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

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

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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

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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

I Am Cat book Jackie Morris cover

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

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

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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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

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+

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+

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