The selection of picture books for pre-school children is just astounding. We have a large collection of the very best picture books for young children.
Doctor Dog, the Gumboyle family's favourite pet and their very own trusty physician, is having a well-deserved rest on a tropical island. Until, that is, the Gumboyles turn up and need rescuing from a variety of nasty holiday ailments! With the help of the long-lost herbal scientist Professor Dash Hund, Dr. Dog uses herbal remedies to soothe mosquito bites and sunburn, settle a nasty case of...
Following their success with A Kiwi Night Before Christmas, Yvonne and Deborah have given that old favourite 'Jingle Bells' the same Kiwi treatment. Includes a music CD.
This new edition of A Kiwi Night Before Christmas, based on the perennially favourite Clement C Moore poem 'A Night Before Christmas', includes a full-colour press-out model of the beach bach that children can make for themselves.
This favourite Kiwi book is now available in a slightly shortened board book version ideal for little hands.
"She dreamed of a Christmas with no need to share; a Christmas with only her parents there. Yes, Christmas for three was sure to be great; mountains of marvellous food by the crate, and no nibbling nellies, or ravenous rellies, to pinch at the portions on Princess Claire's plate." But as misfortunes befall other people's Christmas dinners, they all arrive to share Princess Claire's...
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 of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Julia and Axel's collaboration.
"Stay close, take care," quacked Alexander's mother. But Alexander did not stay close and he did not take care. He straggled behind with his head in the air - and disappeared down a hole. Who will help to get him out? Pamela Allen is an award-winning author/illustrator.
This is a new edition of the classic illustrated storybook, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. It is a simple illustrated story of a baby bird's journey to find his mother. Children who have just started to read on their own will love following the baby bird on his quest as he asks everyone and everything that he meets "Are You My Mother?" "Beginner Books"...
Barnaby Bennett loves the colour red so much he wants to wear it every day - even if it means wearing mittens from kittens and his grandfather's jocks!
Illustrated in full colour. The Bears' adventures take them in, out, around, and about. A good job of combining words and pictures into a slapstick but cohesive story. Ages 3+
This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published to enable them to be read in proper sequence, as several are linked together by events and characters. A section at the end of the book contains four additional works by Beatrix Potter...
The king loves to run and jump and ride his horse - but he also loves to eat. Soon he is too fat to run, jump and ride his horse and the delicious dishes prepared by his cooks no longer seem so good. One night he is really sick from over-eating and he sacks the cooks. As he feels better and a little hungry he is upset when he is unable to find anyone who can make him breakfast. The next day the...
Little Mabel blew a bubble and it caused a lot of trouble! Such a lot of bubble trouble in a bibble-bobble way. For it broke away from Mabel as it bobbed across the table, Where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him away. Follow the hilarious efforts of the townsfolk as they chase the baby far across the town in an effort to get him down from the bubble safe and sound.
When Captain Crabclaw advertises for a crew for his new ship, the Speedy Squid, he doesn't expect to get a duck, a cow, an elephant and a giraffe! Its hoist, the mainsail and anchors aweigh with the most unusual pirate crew the high seas have ever seen! This rollicking tale of swashbuckling and scrambled eggs will delight landlubbers young and old.
Frances Lincoln are delighted to present paperback editions of this classic picture book series, which come with a free CD audiobook read by Jim Broadbent. There's nothing more likely to prompt our portly hero into action than the prospect of treasure. So when the valiant cabin boy Tom espies a mound of yellow stuff aboard a nearby ship, the Captain sets off in hot pursuit. Unfortunately, his...
A collection of four of Lynley Dodd's popular cat stories - Slinky Malinki, Slinky Malinki, Open the Door, Slinky Malinki Catflaps and Scarface Claw.
An irresistible prehistoric adventure from two of the biggest names in children's books! A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear... But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?
Charlie and friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. And they would like to search without Lola bothering and interrupting. Luckily, Lola knows exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures and enlists a little bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)
A small girl listens to her older sister complaining about her bottom. Surely it has not grown since last summer? Look! She can't even fit into her swimsuit. But the small girl thinks her sister's bottom looks lovely, and asks her to consider the following: noses, mouths, ears and eyes are all shapes and sizes - and so are bottoms. Big bottoms are useful for crash landings and, if you are a...
Columbia the camel lives in the desert, as a camel should. He likes the spiky palm trees, the clear moonlit nights and the endless dunes. He likes it all, except for the sand carried on the desert breeze – that just makes him want to sneeze!
A father and child discover the joys of his crazy hair in this brilliant picture book. Bonnie tries to tame her father's hair, but to no avail, as birds and beasts of every type jostle for space amongst the curls and tresses of this hirsute book. A warm and funny conversational text combine beautifully with Dave McKean's edgy and dramatic illustrations to make this another perfect picture book by...
Join Pooh, Piglet, and the rest of the Hundred-Acre Wood gang as they celebrate 80 years of friendship and adventure with a trip down Memory Lane! Children of all ages will love reading and listening to these 19 classic Winnie the Pooh tales.
Get ready to blast off with Buzz Lightyear and rev your engines with race car Lightning McQueen. From the ocean depths of Nemo's world to the zany streets of Monstropolis, enjoy these action-packed stories featuring all your favourit Disney Pixar friends.
Daniel discovers one of his teeth is wobbly and it just won't fall out. But his big brother reassures him that he'll soon have new grown-up teeth and a surprise from the tooth fairy! Includes a special tooth tin to put under your pillow.
This favourite children's song, which is sung in schools and preschools around the country, receives the Topp Twins/Jenny Cooper treatment, in the style of the bestselling There's a Hole in my Bucket.
Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through this irresistible book of opposites. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. Emily Gravett has created another wonderfully satisfying book - with a...
Gus did not want to go on a long journey. He wanted to stay at home and play. "Don't kick up a fuss, Gus!" said Dad. "It's too hot here. The grass is dry and tough and the river has nearly dried up." Gus did kick up a fuss, though - a really big fuss - and the longer the journey went on, the worse he got!
When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants and many more. But what will a troubled father win from down the...
Commonsense advice with some good rude fun. Both pet and personal physician to the Gumboyle family, Doctor Dog is always on hand with the perfect diagnosis and remedy for every complaint.
The young prince must defeat the dragon to save his neighbour's kingdom, but sword fighting is not his forte. He's much better at spelling! Suggested level: primary.
The little boy in this story assumes that Duck both loves and needs him. More than he needs Duck. But when Duck goes missing, his favourite things lose their appeal. Duck is discovered but even greater is the discovery that the narrator needs Duck just as much as Duck needs him.
Greedy Duck sticks his head where he shouldn't and gets stuck. Will a rat be able to solve Duck's problem?
Emily Brown, Stanley the bunny and Matilda the elephant are busy going on adventures, but every time they get to a particularly exciting part ...Ring! Ring! goes the Emergency Telephone and it's Matilda's mummy on the end worrying that Matilda isn't wearing her wellies, or eating properly or almost anything. How can Emily Brown persuade her that sometimes adventures are good? This brilliant new...
Every second Friday, Margi and Totty go and stay at Dads house where they get magnificently muddy, worryingly wet and mind-blowingly messy. But they always have fun!
A book to share with the very young in which words merge with noises, and the sounds from the chicken coop can be heard for miles around. Pamela Allen is the writer and illustrator of several children's books, including "Who Sank the Boat?", "Bertie and the Bear" and "Mr McGee".
Grandma was VERY CROSS. "Someone's been nibbling the bread," she shouted, "and someone's been eating the jam!" "It wasn't me," said Grandpa. "It wasn't me," said Molly. Could it be Felix? Poor Felix! He knows he's not to blame, so he sets out to find the thief...From this much-loved picture book creator comes a delightfully dramatic story, full of energy and perfect to read aloud.
After her earlier adventure, there is no way this cat is going to be given a bath. However, in her efforts to avoid being washed, Fifi (that embodiment of good taste and decorum) finds herself in a dumpster truck - and it smells awful! Another humorous rhyming tale about that elegant cat from the Parnell cafe.
Fred Mouse lost his mother in a tragic accident so when he loses his father to an over indulgence of milk, Fred decides it's time to follow his dream of finding a mouse to setttle down with. As he travels the big wide world, were rain comes upside down, were swaring is a name and discovers than lady mice aren't too welcoming. Ages 3+.
Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ...or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story from an award-winning creative team. 2009 sees the 10th anniversary of this bestselling picture book loved by children everywhere.
The indomitable Grandma McGarvey is mowing the lawn when something catches her eye. She grabs a spade and begins to dig - with disastrous results (as one would expect from Grandma McGarvey)!
Yes, it's that intrepid grandmother off on another adventure. This time camping with an old, patched tent and a wild pig on the loose. Look out pig!
When Grandma McGarvey feels that life is a little dull, she decides to do something that only an adventurous grandma would do.
Grandma decides Grandpa needs a new cardigan. Grandpa agrees, so Grandma gives his old one away. Finding just the right new cardigan to replace his favourite old one proves difficult for Grandpa... But when he finds one, Grandma is in for a surprise.
Another tale from the home of Grandpa and his ever-patient wife. This time, the family cat is missing. Grandma insists that the cat will turn up but Grandpa is determined to find his precious moggy and searches house and garden before discovering the cat high up a tree. How ever will he get it down?
Grandpa decides it's time to clean out his shed. When Grandma offers to help, he tells her that it shouldn't take long. Grandpa didn't realise that he had a lot of stuff in his shed, and that it will take him more than a day to clean it all up. Suggested level: junior, primary.
The family has invited Grandma and Grandpa to join them at the beach. So Grandpa begins to hunt for his beach shorts. "They'll have been thrown out years ago," Grandma tells him. But Grandpa is determined to find them!
Grandma decides that Grandpa needs new slippers. But getting rid of the old ones is not proving easy!
Join in with another collection of busy, busy Scarry adventures in The Great Big Air Book, a wonderful way to learn about the breezy, gusty world around you! It's all around you all of the time, helping you blow out your birthday candles, making waves in the sea, drying the washing and helping planes to fly. But how much do you know about the magic of air? Now you can understand it all in this...
Join Huckle and Lowly, as they start term in the funniest school house ever! Colourful, fun and very, very busy, this is a new edition of the much-loved classic Scarry adventure. From A -- Z and 1 -- 10, through all the seasons of the year and the colours of the rainbow, Miss Honey's schoolhouse is a very busy place indeed. Join Huckle and Lowly as they learn to tell the time, read stories about...
The internationally famous Greedy Cat, launched in the USA by New Zealand's Learning Media, will now restart life as Scholastic New Zealand's answer to Hairy McLary. In this rhyme and rhythm adventure, Greedy Cat is being taken to school for the school pet day, but he doesn't want to go. The school pet day incorporates the usual events, including a sausage sizzle, and Greedy Cat makes off with...