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Something's Amiss at the Zoo

By Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate
Authors:
Jen Breach
Illustrated by:
Douglas Holgate
Two zookeepers just can't figure out what's wrong at the zoo. The spider monkey won't spin a web, and he seems scared of the other spiders. The tiger shark doesn't seem comfortable in the jungle enclosure, and the elephant beetle is in danger of being crushed by the other elephants. Only one person can help: the kid! He soon sets the zookeepers straight, but one mystery remains: how did these two ever manage to pass zookeeper school?A series of hilarious of mix-ups and misunderstandings, from acclaimed comics collaborators creating their first picture book together.
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  • Splosh!

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to numbers and counting for the very young and great to read aloud.Count from one to ten with the adorable Splosh and his hilarious fluffy duck friends as they waddle, quack and flap along the diving board. Will they be brave enough to dive into the paddling pool?Don't miss Colour with Splosh! - the second book in this popular series and a brilliant introduction to colours.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • Sleepy Cheetah

    By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
    Authors:
    Mwenye Hadithi
    Illustrated by:
    Adrienne Kennaway
    An African tale with a traditional feel, celebrating the speed and grace of the Cheetah - a brand-new title in this successful series of African folktales.Long ago, Cheetah was sandy-coloured and lay snoozing all day on the Great African Plain. There was no need to run to hunt because animals tripped over her. But one day there is a fire, and all the other animals are fleeing. This is the story of how Cheetah got her markings, and discovered that she can run as fast as the wind. The first book in the series - Greedy Zebra - was published in 1984 and the series has stayed in print ever since.Praise for the series: 'Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perect for reading aloud.' School Librarian'A delightful book.' Books For Keeps
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    Super Stan

    By Matt Robertson
    Authors:
    Matt Robertson
    A warm and funny picture book about sibling rivalry ... and superheroes!Life can be hard when your little brother is a superhero. The whole world thinks Super Stan is AMAZING. No one ever seems to notice his big brother, Jack ... But sometimes, even a superhero needs a little help. And when a superhero is in trouble, only a SUPER big brother can save the day.Matt Robertson's feel-good tale tackles the often tricky subject of sibling rivalry with warmth, humour and fun - teaching brothers and sisters everywhere how to get along. (And that they are all equally SUPER!)Shortlisted for the Waterstones Picture Book Prize.
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    Snail Mail

    By Sharon King-Chai
    Authors:
    Sharon King-Chai
    Sam the Seashell Snail is too young to go surfing around the world with his brother, Tiger. Not wanting Sam to miss out on the adventure, Tiger sends him Snail Mail from Brazil, America, India, Japan and France. Tiger's last Snail Mail has a very special birthday surprise! With pull-out postcards to pore over, this fun and charming picture book will captivate even the most tech-savvy of children. A Jolly Postman for this generation, from the illustrator of Julia Donaldson's Animalphabet.
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  • Super Sparkly Sticker Fun

    A spectacularly sparkly activity book with a glittery cover and over 100 glittery stickers!The My Little Pony friends love sparkles! Come and join in the sparkly fun and discover colouring, drawing, activities and over 100 gorgeous glittery stickers.As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.Look out for more My Little Pony sticker activity books:My Little Pony Sticker Activity BookMy Little Pony Super Sticker BookMy Little Pony Princess Pony Wedding Sticker BookMy Little Pony Fashion Boutique Dress-Up Sticker BookMy Little Pony Best Friends Sticker and Activity BookMy Little Pony Holiday Fun Sticker and Activity BookMy Little Pony Princess Ponies Sticker and Activity Book
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    The Story of the Olympics

    By Richard Brassey
    Authors:
    Richard Brassey
    Records and reputations, cheats and champs, victors and venues - here's the lowdown on the modern Olympic games, from bestselling author and illustrator, Richard Brassey. Updated to include Rio 2016.From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, this is packed with comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, plus amazing information and entertaining insight.
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    The Star-faced Crocodile

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship and music. Told with warmth and wit and accompanied by vibrant watercolour artwork, it teaches us how to respect the world we live in and the delicate balance of nature.A starry celebration of friendship from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A warm tale of friendship.' Junior
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    A Soldier, A Dog and A Boy

    By Libby Hathorn, Phil Lesnie
    Authors:
    Libby Hathorn
    Illustrated by:
    Phil Lesnie
    Selected as a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Picture Book of the Year 2017From award-winning Australian author Libby Hathorn and acclaimed illustrator Phil Lesnie, an exquisitely illustrated and deeply moving story of the Somme.A moving story, told completely in dialogue, about a young Australian soldier in the battle of the Somme. Walking through the fields away from the front, he finds what he thinks is a stray dog, and decides to adopt it as a mascot for his company. Then he meets Jacques, the homeless orphan boy who owns the dog. The soldier realises that Jacques needs the dog more - and perhaps needs his help as well.With stunning illustrations from Phil Lesnie, this is a deeply moving celebration of friendship in times of war.A Soldier, A Dog And A Boy was inspired by Libby Hathorn's months of research on her uncle, who survived Gallipoli but went on to fight at the Battle of the Somme and was killed there in 1917 at just twenty years old.
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    Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

    By Andy Glynne, Salvador Maldonado
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Salvador Maldonado
    Children's Choice Winner in the 0-7 catergory in the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards!This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war.Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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    Side by Side

    By Rachel Bright, Debi Gliori
    Authors:
    Rachel Bright
    Illustrated by:
    Debi Gliori
    An adorable bedtime picture book with a positive message about friendship and overcoming shyness. From Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.Little Mouseling lives with her family in Wintermouse Wood. She loves having a big family, but she's so small that she often gets left out when her older brothers and sisters go out to play. Can this shy little mouse find a best friend to stay by her side? This gentle, rhyming story is perfect for sharing with your little one at bedtime.Look out for The Koala Who Could: Winner of the Sainsbury's Book Prize 2017!
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  • Saving My Money

    By Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    A great introduction to saving money for children aged 5-7. It includes notes for parents and teachers, as well as suggestions for learning activities.
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  • Samuel Scaredosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears?Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions.The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children.Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
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  • Sophie Shyosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Sophie Shyosaurus was a very shy dinosaur. She got embarrassed at parties, when she met someone new, or if she had to stand up and talk in school. Will she ever be able to stop being shy? Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might make children feel shy, for example being asked to speak in class, going to a party or doing something new. Different ways of dealing with shyness are then set out with mum and dad dinosaur explaining how they sometimes are shy too and giving examples of how they try to overcome these feelings. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way. Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Samuel Scaredosaurus.
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    The Story of Britain

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!
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    Sparky!

    By Jenny Offill, Chris Appelhans
    Authors:
    Jenny Offill
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Appelhans
    A little girl wants a pet. She's not fussy, any will do. Her mother said no to a bird and bunny and trained seal. Then she agrees to the sloth, Sparky! Sloths don't know how to fetch. Or roll over. But they sure know how to play dead. What's an eager pet owner to do?
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  • Spending My Money

    By Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    How can you pay for the things that you want? How does spending your money in different ways make you feel?Spending My Money answers these questions and more as it introduces you to the idea of spending your money. Notes for parents and teachers, as well as suggestions for learning activities reinforce the information in the book.
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    Shhh! Lift-the-Flap Book

    By Sally Grindley, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Sally Grindley
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    Shhh! You are about to enter a giant's castle. Can you get through the book without waking up the enormous scary giant? What will you do if he wakes up? Why shut the book of course!An interactive retelling of a classic fairy tale with flaps and peepholes that will keep children hooked!'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer
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    Sketches from a Nameless Land

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. "An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverRead more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
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  • Slightly Invisible

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola story from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - in a brilliant board book, perfect for younger readers!Charlie and his friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. They would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering them. But Lola wants to join in. Luckily, Lola and her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, know exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures. All they need is a tea set, a little cart and a rabbit. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)This hilariously inventive tale will encourage your little ones to go on their own imaginative, make-believe adventures. (As well as striking a chord with frustrated siblings everywhere!)"A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola" Junior"Lauren Child is a rare creature: someone who writes as brilliantly as she illustrates" Sunday Telegraph
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