|Author:||THOMAS STORY LIBRARY|
Pre-School Picture Books
|Series:||My Thomas Story Library|
This is a story about 'Arry and Bert the Diesels. They liked playing tricks on the steam engines and getting them into trouble. But one Halloween, their trick backfired ...
It's time to start playing hide and seek! Are you ready? Find the pirates, the kings, the schoolchildren and more.
Little Donkey and his friend will do anything for candy.
An early concept counting book with a satisfying story structure, and a full, domestic setting and characters. This book has tear-resistant pages, making it perfect for toddlers.
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. "... read more
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Pre-School Picture Books
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, o... 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?
|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.
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.
|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!
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 king... 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 ... read more
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,... read more
The story of Dickens’ A Christmas carol’ retold with a New Zealand twist.
Pre-School Picture Books
|Awards:||Winner of Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino Riconoscimento: Miglior Libro Illustrato (International Book Fair of Turin Award: Best Illustrated Book) 2010 and Prix de l'Illustration Jeunesse de Rueil-Malmaison (Rueil-Malmaison Illustrated Children's Book Prize) 2006. Commended for Bologna Ragazzi prize 2007. Shortlisted for Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse: Prix Baobab de l'Album (Children's Book and Journalism Fair: Baobab Book Prize) 2006.|
A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children's author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savannah, seeks excitement and opportunity... read more
Fooling around as he loves to do, Tom invents a jam-powered frog, and he and his Aunt Bundlejoy Cosysweet take it out for a spin. When Captain Najork sees them hopping past his window, he and his hired sportsmen jump into their pe... 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 A... read more