Ten little hermit crabs scamper to the beach, ready to play and explore. But they had better watch out...Can you count the hermit crabs? A terrific read-aloud, counting, 'look and find' book, perfectly pitched for the early childhood market from an award-winning author. Fabulously illustrated with bright and lively artwork.
It's time to start playing hide and seek! Are you ready? Find the pirates, the kings, the schoolchildren and more.
Includes easy-to-lift index tabs to the page edges, plus a different interactive novelty on each spread - sliding doors, touch-and-feel textures, flaps to lift, stencils and holographic foil . With key first words and pictures in each book to look at and learn . Encourage the development of early number skills in a fun play environment
Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels. "One ice-cream truck selling everything sweetBreaks down and blocks the middle of our street. "If you're a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight. But what ... read more
Brightly illustrated, fun, "real" stories by top authors and illustrators; Covers a wide range of genres listed for Year 1 in the NLS; suitable for newly independent readers (with specific word counts to aid selection.
One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign: "Heaven". How did it get there? everyone wonders...but no one knows. Then, out from the shadows steps Stella, normally so shy. She climbs onto the bus and, in a mo... read more
Kym Lardner has been telling his original, funny stories in Australian primary schools since 1980. Now, for the first time, his four illustrated pictures are available in one volume. The books in this collection show Kym's sensitivity and understanding of young readers. Each story has a strong message for children.
Simon and his friend Ferdinand are playing with their cars. Simon has a yellow one, a blue one, and a green one. But when he spots Ferdinand's extraordinary red car, he must have it! And so begin the negotiations...Will someone end up with more than he bargained for?
A fresh new cover for a classic story from the Beginner Book range. A little boy who overfeeds his goldfish begins an adventure that brings even the police and a fire engine to cope with a fish out of water. Beginning readers will delight in this fast-moving story.
You know the story ...Mary and Joseph make the journey to Bethlehem, only to find there's no room at the inn. Then along come angels, shepherds and three kings from afar to worship the baby Jesus in the manger. A Guinea Pig Nativity is the classi... read more
Amazing, bored, excited, magical, naughty, sad, zestful...you can feel any way you like in this exciting collection of poems about feelings from A to Z. Exploring all kinds of moods and emotions , the poems are by a stellar and culturally diverse group of poets, including Siegfried Sassoon, Carol Ann Duffy, Benjamin Zephaniah... read more
A beautiful, gentle Christmas story, with the message being that it's family and friends that are most important. Beautifully illustrated by talented up-and-coming illustrator Patrick McDonald, winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Picture Book Illustration. Flit longs to have a white Christmas with snowbirds, ice-s... read more
It's Mr Large's birthday and Mrs Large has prepared him a meal, as they're going to celebrate with a quiet night in. But as usual in the Large household, things don't go to plan, and Mr and Mrs Large fall asleep on the sofa! So the little Larges sneak off to bed with all the lovingly prepared food...
A little old lady thinks her house is a squash and a squeeze but, with the advice of a wise old man and the help of a few farmyard animals, she soon discovers that it's not as small as she thought. The very first book from the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, first reissued in hardback to great acclaim in 2003 as part ... read more
'Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze'. What can you do if your house is too small? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When you push them all out again, you'll be amazed at how big your house feels! This brilliantly funny story is the firs... read more
|Awards:||Finalist for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2011 Finalist in 2011 New Zeland Post Children's Book Awards * 50 Best Children's Books of 2010 (across all ages)|
Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better.
This is a delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly, loveable best friend.
|Awards:||Winner of the LIANZA Illustration Award – Russell Clark Award for 2013 Finalist Picture Book New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013 |
Harvey wants to bake a great cake, but doesn't have all the ingredients. That doesn't stop him. Harvey can make cakes from the most amazing things!
Beautiful alphabet picture book about Auckland, with lively illustrations of landmarks from the entire Auckland area. It covers natural landmarks like Rangitoto, the Waitakeres and various coastlines; man-made landmarks such as the Sky Tower, the Civic theatre, the zoo and Jellicoe Park - to name just a few. It also has a ter... read more