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123 Tea Party

Join Fox as he prepares a magnificent tea party for all his friends in this perfect first counting book. Jane Austen, the world famous author, spent most of her life in Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people inspired her writing. The book design draws on Jane's love of gardens, the flowering plants grown in Hampshire during her lifetime, and by Jane's own garden at Chawton. Published in association with Hampshire Cultural Trust and Jane Austen House Museum.ILLUSTRATOR : Ailie BusbyDOWNLOAD NOTES

A Home for Luna

When Luna washes up on a strange shore she is scared and lonely. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land, and along the way makes unexpected friends. But will she ever feel at home in a place so different from the one she remembers? Winner of The Chidlren's International Rubery Book Award 2020.AUTHOR : Stef GemmillILLUSTRATOR : Mel ArmstrongDOWNLOAD NOTES

Amira's Suitcase

It begins with a tiny seed growing inside a suitcase. With Amira’s care, the tiny seed starts to sprout. Find out what happens when kindness flourishes... Amira’s Suitcase is a gentle, thought-provoking tale about friendship and hope. Shortlisted for the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards 2022.AUTHOR : Vikki ConleyILLUSTRATOR : Nicky JohnstonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ash Dresses Her Friends

Ash is feeling lonely. She wishes she had someone to play with. When a sad elephant comes along, Ash has an idea that will cheer him up. Soon she is sharing her idea with lots of animals in the forest. A warm-hearted story about sharing with others.AUTHOR : Fu WenzhengDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ash Invites Her Friends to Tea

Ash loves listening to her grandpa’s stories. When he tells her about some magic leaves, mysterious animals start to appear! A charming tale of family love, traditions and tea time friends.AUTHOR : Fu WenzhengILLUSTRATOR : Fu WenzhengDOWNLOAD NOTES

Bear Was There

The first thing Mouse felt was love, as he lay in the warmth of his mother’s fur. Then one day, Mouse meets Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems...AUTHOR : Sally Anne GarlandILLUSTRATOR : Sally Anne GarlandDOWNLOAD NOTES

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

Suzy's family has moved house and everyone is just TOO BUSY to play with her. Eager for someone to play with, Suzy puts up a 'Friend Wanted' advert. When Bear shows up he seems perfect for the job... Until he refuses to wear shoes. Can Suzy and Bear still be best friends if Suzy loves shoes but Bear ABSOLUTELY won't wear them?AUTHOR : Sharon DaveyILLUSTRATOR : Sharon DaveyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Bella the Bumblebee

The sixth book of the series is a powerful story about a girl and a bumblebee. When Rosie hears a strange buzzing sound while she's being disrespectful to her friend, she isn't sure what's going on. A special encounter with Bella will forever change Rosie's understanding of RESPECT. Learn some brilliant Great Yellow bumblebee facts, too!AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Sarah DemonteverdeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Boo Loves Books

Some dogs are shy and anxious and so are some children. Can Boo and Phoebe turn their fears into a positive experience? A charming story of friendship between a shy little girl and a huge, gentle rescue dog.AUTHOR : Kaye BaillieILLUSTRATOR : Tracie GrimwoodDOWNLOAD NOTES

Can You Find 12 Busy Bees?

Following on from the award-winning Can You Find Me?, Can You Find 12 Busy Bees? brings children closer to nature and the environment. In this elegant picture book children will enjoy learning to count with the gorgeous flora and fauna on every page.AUTHOR : Gordon WinchILLUSTRATOR : Pat ShirvingtonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Caroline Chisholm: The Emigrant's Friend

‘If Captain James Cook discovered Australia – if John Macarthur planted the first seeds of its extraordinary prosperity – if Ludwig Leichhardt penetrated and explored its before unknown interior – Caroline Chisholm has done much more: she has peopled – she alone has colonised in the true sense of the term.’ - Henry Parkes’ Empire newspaper, 15 August 1859.AUTHOR : Tania McCartneyILLUSTRATOR : Pat ReynoldsDOWNLOAD NOTES

Clementine's Bath

Clementine runs away to escape a bath.NOT A BATH! thinks ClementineShe hides under the bed, behind the curtains and even in Baby’s toybox. Can her family find her in time to give her a bath?AUTHOR : Annie WhiteILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Clementine's Bath

Clementine runs away to escape a bath. Not a BATH! thinks Clementine. She hides under the bed, behind the curtains and even in Baby's toybox. Can her family find her in time to give her a bath?AUTHOR : Annie WhiteILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Clementine's Christmas

It’s Christmas Day at Clementine’s house. The tree is trimmed, the gifts are all wrapped, and the family is full of excitement. But when it’s time to open the presents, something isn’t right. What has Clementine got up to?AUTHOR : Annie WhiteILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Clementine's Treasure

Clementine hasher eyes on only one thing when the Queen comes to tea – a sparkly royal necklace! When the jewel goes missing, everyone, including Clementine, searches high and low to find it.AUTHOR : Annie WhiteILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Clementine's Walk

Clementine is intent on finding someone to take her for a walk, but everyone is just too busy.When they finally find the time, Clementine is nowhere to be found.AUTHOR : Annie WhiteILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Cursed Tales: The Pharaoh of Asco Express

Whatever happens, no matter what, DO NOT step into Asco Express because you might just end up leaving with more than you bargained for... When eleven-year-old Wesley stops by at a mysterious local shop to buy a drink, he does not realise the trouble he is getting himself into. CURSED by the fiendish Pharaoh AKAHTEN IX, Wesley and his friends, Marishana and Aiden, must solve the evil spell quickly or be trapped for all ETERNITY! Cursed Tales is a brand-new series bringing ancient scares to life. Readers BEWARE – this story will leave you wrapped up and wanting your mummy!AUTHOR : Jake R. WilsonILLUSTRATOR : Sian JamesDOWNLOAD NOTES

Dame Nellie Melba

Six-year-old Helen Porter just wanted to sing on stage. As a child, and then a teenager, she continued to pursue her dream of being a great opera star. In 1886, aged 25 she left Melbourne for the bright lights of London. Born Helen Porter Mitchel, she changed her name to reflect her Melbourne heritage. In 1887 Nellie Melba made her operatic debut. She went on to sing in all the great opera houses of Europe. During World War 1 Nellie Melba worked tirelessly holding many fundraising concerts for the war effort. Nellie Melba was the first great Australian diva.AUTHOR : Gabiann MarinILLUSTRATOR : Rae DaleDOWNLOAD NOTES

Dandy and Dazza

Dandy and Dazza are different in so many ways. Dandy is a best in show sort of hound. Dazza is a rough and tumble sort of mongrel. Can these very different dogs ever be friends?AUTHOR : Mike DumbletonILLUSTRATOR : Brett CurzonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Dino Love at Christmas

Treat yourself to this colourful Christmas story, as the adorable dinosaurs come together to celebrate. With festive fun and kindness, Christmas love is all around.AUTHOR : Michelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATOR : Veronica MontoyaDOWNLOAD NOTES

Eco Rangers: Microbat Mayhem

Eco Rangers 2: Microbat Mayhem The Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay, are having so much fun at the local adventure park. But when they find two abandoned baby bats, they rescue them right away. Then they discover more microbats inside an old rollercoaster ride. Can the Eco Rangers save the animals in time before the ride is destroyed? Eco Rangers is an action-packed series centred around two best friends, who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife through their conservation centre. Ebony and Jay love helping others and looking after the environment. In each story, they meet new animal friends, solve mysteries and learn more about nature. Meet the Eco Rangers and dive into their brand new adventures!AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : AśkaDOWNLOAD NOTES

Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril

Eco Rangers 1: Pelican in Peril When Ebony and Jay, the famous Eco Rangers, rescue a frightened-looking pelican covered in fuel, they know something terrible has happened. Why is the sea full of petrol? And where does it come from? As the Eco Rangers start investigating, they end up getting into big trouble. Join them on their mystery-solving adventures! Eco Rangers to the rescue! Eco Rangers is an action-packed series centred around two best friends, who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife through their local conservation centre. Ebony and Jay love helping others and looking after the environment. In each story, they meet new animal friends, solve mysteries and learn more about nature. Meet the Eco Rangers and dive into their brand new adventures!AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : AśkaDOWNLOAD NOTES

Eva's Imagination

Eva doesn’t know what an imagination is. With the help of her dog, Chops, Eva goes on a hunt to find it. A delightful story about the power of the imagination.AUTHOR : Wenda ShuretyILLUSTRATOR : Karen ErasmusDOWNLOAD NOTES

Extraordinary!

As Featured on CBeebies Read by Oscar-Winning Reese Witherspoon! A gentle tale about reaching for the stars and being extraordinary... but remembering the ordinary too. Extraordinary! celebrates the best moments in life: the ones we share with friends and family. They may be simple, they may be ordinary, but they are moments we will cherish forever.AUTHOR : Penny HarrisonILLUSTRATOR : Katie WilsonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Fantastic Frankie

Frankie is a fox with plenty of style ... Fabulous in a rainbow cape, Amazing in pirate boots and ready to take on the world in a gold crown! Not everyone likes what Frankie wears ... The more Frankie tries to change, the more unhappy Frankie feels. But what happens when friends start to miss their old Frankie? Join Frankie on a journey of discovery and happiness and, above all, staying true to yourself.AUTHOR : Jess RoseILLUSTRATOR : Jess RoseDOWNLOAD NOTES

Fearless with Dad

'With my dad, I can do anything...' A little boy's lovable celebration of the endless possibilities and adventeres he has with his father.AUTHOR : Cori BrookeILLUSTRATOR : Giuseppe PoliDOWNLOAD NOTES

Finding You

When a boy and a dog meet, an unbreakable and life-changing bond is created. A touching and timely story about welcoming newcomers and those in need.AUTHOR : Robert VescioILLUSTRATOR : Hannah SommervilleDOWNLOAD NOTES

Globe Defenders - Rainforest Rescue

When Jess and Jack Rayworth reluctantly enter the gates of their latest school Hilltop Academy, they don’t know they’re entering the training ground for a secret agency. An agency set up to stop damage inflicted on the planet through the greed of a sinister organisation known as the Lobby. They soon work out that Hilltop also has something to do with their missing parents. And following their hunch, they are launched into a battle for survival deep in the Amazon rainforest, trying to help save someone else’s home and family. But will this help them save their own?AUTHOR : Jonny DaymondILLUSTRATOR : Marco GuadalupiDOWNLOAD NOTES

Gogo the Mountain Gorilla

The fourth book of the series is an enchanting tale about a boy and the endangered mountain gorilla. When Kito stumbles upon a mountain gorilla in the forest, he has no idea what the gorilla is capable of. This magical encounter will forever change Kito’s understanding of KINDNESS. Learn some wonderful mountain gorilla facts, too!AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Sawyer CloudDOWNLOAD NOTES

Great Big Softie

Elliot is a GREAT BIG SOFTIE. But to fit in with the other monsters he decides to perform some MONSTROUS deeds. After scaring a little girl on her bike, he must decide whether to continue being MONSTROUS or follow his heart.AUTHOR : Kaye BaillieILLUSTRATOR : Shane McGDOWNLOAD NOTES

Gregory Goose is on the Loose! In the Jungle

Gregory Goose is on an adventure to the Jungle. But he is playing hide and seek. Can you help find him?AUTHOR : Hilary RobinsonILLUSTRATOR : Mandy StanleyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Gregory Goose is on the Loose! On the Moon

Gregory Goose is on an adventure to the moon. But he is playing hide and seek. Can you help find him?AUTHOR : Hilary RobinsonILLUSTRATOR : Mandy StanleyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Gregory Goose is on the Loose! Up the Mountain

Gregory Goose is on an adventure up the mountain. But he is playing hide-and-seek. Can you help find him?AUTHOR : Hilary RobinsonILLUSTRATOR : Mandy StanleyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid

A little mermaid must say goodbye to her sea legs if she is to be with her prince. Owen Swan's ethereal illustrations recreate life and beauty under the sea.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Owen SwanDOWNLOAD NOTES

Happily Ever After: The Princess and the Pea

The Prince travels the world looking for the perfect bride. He looks everywhere until he finally returns home with no wife. Then one day there is a knock at the palace door. Could this be his princess?AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Hélène MagissonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Hodge Podge Lodge

The Pigwigs live happily in Hodge Podge Lodge, making lots and lots of mess. But they never think about where their rubbish goes... until their neighbours decide enough is enough. Can Little Miss Pigwig's nifty new idea help solve the problem of all that rubbish? A lively story about taking care of our environment and the importance of recycling.AUTHOR : Priscilla LamontILLUSTRATOR : Priscilla LamontDOWNLOAD NOTES

I Spy Treasure!

Captain Snarkle Tooth is a grouchy pirate who likes to spy and steal treasure. Treasure that no one else can see! Can Billy solve the mystery and learn to spy the sparkly treasure too? And is the villainous pirate as greedy as people think? Or is he taking the sparkles from the sea for a very different reason?AUTHOR : Vikki MarmarasILLUSTRATOR : Binny TalibDOWNLOAD NOTES

In My Dreams

A child’s imagination takes him on a fantastic dream journey as he sleeps at night. He finds fruit flavoured rainbows, makes mischief with monkeys, flies his dragon to faraway places and chases the night shadows away. A magical tale to delight all ages.AUTHOR : Stef GemmillILLUSTRATOR : Tanja StephaniDOWNLOAD NOTES

Into the Wild

Roman is a lone wanderer and the wild is his to explore. Yet despite his amazing adventures and fascinating discoveries, Roman is still searching for something. Is being alone really the only choice for a wanderer?AUTHOR : Robert VescioILLUSTRATOR : Mel ArmstrongDOWNLOAD NOTES

Is It The Way You Giggle?

Everyone is special in their own way. What makes you special? Is it the way you giggle or the way you wiggle? A heartwarming picture book that celebrates our differences.AUTHOR : Nicola ConnellyILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Mercury Rising

Jake in Space 5: Mercury Rising When Jake and his friends zoom off to Mercury to watch the alignment of the planets, they’re ready for adventure. But are they ready for their most dangerous mission yet - to thwart the plans of some familiar villains and save the planets from destruction? Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Moon Attack

Jake in Space 1: Moon Attack Jake is sent to remedial space car driving school on the Moon. Nothing could be more embarrassing. He soon uncovers a plot to blow up the moon and must summon his courage, and space car driving skills, to save everyone. Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Robot Games

Jake in Space 3: Robot Games Jake and his friends are excited to be at the Robot Games until their cyborg friend, Henry, starts acting stranger than usual. Is it his recent upgrade? Or is something mysterious going on? Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Rocket Battles

Jake in Space 2: Rocket Battles Jake and his friends are a wildcard entry in the most famous race in the solar system - the Rocket Battles. Beating champion racers is not going to be easy. Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Saving Saturn

Jake in Space 6: Saving Saturn Jake and his friends can't wait to get to their mystery destination. They arrive to find a megaship filled with treasure. Jake soon realises that people of Saturn are under threat. Can he rescue them in time? Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Volcanoes of Venus

Jake in Space 4: Volcanoes of Venus Jake is excited to be staying at the famous Floating Hotel of Venus, until his cyborg friend Henry sniffs out more than just garbage. Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jump for the Stars

BOING! BOING We BOUNCE so high, We’re JUMPING for the stars! If we don’t stop soon, We’ll land on planet Mars! In Vogue Williams’ enchanting first children’s picture book, we meet lots of little ones who like to be super active all day long. Can you jump for the stars?AUTHOR : Vogue WilliamsILLUSTRATOR : Tilia Rand-BellDOWNLOAD NOTES

Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Last Dragon

Keeper of the Crystals 6: Eve and the Last Dragon Eve turns up unannounced at her Nan's house with Oscar in tow. It's time to open the wooden box. The one her Nan had warned them was far too dangerous to go near. A crystal dragon figurine thrusts Oscar and Eve into a medieval world of dragon slayers, fire breathing dragons, castles and moats. It's a world at war. Can Eve and Oscar befriend these creatures and help save them from extinction? Keeper of the Crystals is an adventure fantasy series full of secrets and mystery. Eve and Oscar, two unlikely friends, accidentally tap into the power of crystals. They are thrust into different and dangerous worlds where unicorns, tigers, dragons and panthers communicate with people and where native communities and their way of life are under threat. What are the secrets of the crystal keeper and why does Eve have these powers?AUTHOR : Jess BlackILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Mermaid's Tears

Keeper of the Crystals 3: Eve and the Mermaid's Tears Eve and Oscar find themselves in a world where cut throat pirates rule the waves and where the language of the sea is the only tongue spoken. It’s the mermaids who need help. They’re being captured so that their tears can be sold as treasure. But if these protectors of the ocean disappear then the balance of the ocean is upset and all marine life is under threat. Can Eve and Oscar find their sea legs and help the mermaids? Keeper of the Crystals is an adventure fantasy series full of secrets and mystery. Eve and Oscar, two unlikely friends, accidentally tap into the power of crystals. They are thrust into different and dangerous worlds where unicorns, tigers, dragons and panthers communicate with people and where native communities and their way of life are under threat. What are the secrets of the crystal keeper and why does Eve have these powers?AUTHOR : Jess BlackILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Runaway Unicorn

Keeper of the Crystals 1: Eve and the Runaway Unicorn Eve is staying with her grandmother and her only choice in playmate is Oscar, the boy from next door. The lure of the forbidden attic in her Nan’s house proves too much for Eve and Oscar and they sneak upstairs to explore. When Eve finds a small crystal figurine of a unicorn it acts as a portal into another world. Eve and Oscar find themselves in the desert of Panthor where unicorns are now enslaved, land turned to desert and people forced to become desert nomads. How can Eve and Oscar survive in a land where panthers and people communicate and where an evil king has complete control of every living being? More importantly, how will they ever get home again? Keeper of the Crystals is an adventure fantasy series full of secrets and mystery. Eve and Oscar, two unlikely friends, accidentally tap into the power of crystals. They are thrust into different and dangerous worlds where unicorns, tigers, dragons and panthers communicate with people and where native communities and their way of life are under threat. What are the secrets of the crystal keeper and why does Eve have these powers?AUTHOR : Jess BlackILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Kirra the Koala

Kirra the Koala is the fifth book in the 'Together We Can Change The World' series. A series of seven stories, covering seven continents, with seven important virtues; Love, Courage, Compassion, Kindness, Integrity, Respect and Gratitude. Each book highlights a fundamental core value, whilst simultaneously encouraging children’s responsibility towards Planet Earth. The books’ protagonists are an endangered species from each continent. The fifth book is a delightful story about a girl and a little koala joey, Kirra. When a wildfire destroys the local habitat, Ling agrees to help save and rescue the stranded koalas. A special understanding with Kirra will forever change Ling’s understanding of Integrity.AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Sarah DemonteverdeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Kodi and the Mystery of Komodo Island

On the Island of Komodo There was an ancient mystery, About a GIANT, GRUESOME, GHASTLY BEAST, Who ate lizards for its tea. Join Kodi, the detective Komodo Dragon, on his adventure to solve this mystery, once and for all.AUTHOR : Paul DeslandesILLUSTRATOR : Rose GerrardDOWNLOAD NOTES

Leaping Lola

Lola loves to dance. She flounces and bounces all day long, practising for the Black and White Ball. But she is a brown Jersey cow, not a black-and-white cow. Can she disguise herself and have a spin on the dance floor? Selected as a Notable Early Childhood Book of the Year by The Children's Book Council of Australia in 2020.AUTHOR : Tracey HawkinsILLUSTRATOR : Anil TortopDOWNLOAD NOTES

Lionel and Me

Selected as a Notable Book and shortlisted as Children's Book of the Year Early Childhood 2023 by The Children's Book Council of Australia. When Lionel arrives, Maverick is unimpressed. Is there enough love to go round for the two of them? A delightful book that celebrates inclusion and friendship.AUTHOR : Corinne FentonILLUSTRATOR : Tracie GrimwoodDOWNLOAD NOTES

Lisa Absolutely Loves Art

When Lisa’s cat, Picasso, gets lost within the paintings at an art gallery, it is up to Lisa to find him. Can she trace Picasso’s steps through the history of art?AUTHOR : Sophie NorsaILLUSTRATOR : Sophie NorsaDOWNLOAD NOTES

Little Puggle's Christmas

Puggle the echidna wants to help prepare for Christmas Day. But every time he tries, nothing seems to work. Will a Christmas wish help Puggle find a way to rescue all the presents on Christmas Eve? A magical story by award-winning creators, Vikki Conley and Hélène Magisson, about finding your place, never giving up and making dreams happen.AUTHOR : Vikki ConleyILLUSTRATOR : Hélène MagissonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Little Puggle's Song

A lonely echidna searches for his voice. Every time Puggle tries to make sound nothing comes out. Can Puggle find his voice and join the bush choir? Selected as a Notable Early Childhood Book of the Year by The Children's Book Council of Australia in 2020.AUTHOR : Vikki ConleyILLUSTRATOR : Hélène MagissonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvellous Mummy

From being brave to being silly, Mummy makes every moment special.AUTHOR : Katie PoliILLUSTRATOR : Giuseppe PoliDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvin and Marigold: A Christmas Surprise

On the first day in December Marigold Mouse receives a surprise gift. She can't wait to share her excitement with her best friend Marvin. In the second picture book in the Marvin and Marigold series Mark Carthew's evocative verse expresses the spirit of the festive season, and Simon Prescott's illustrations bring to life the magic of Christmas.AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Simon PrescottDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvin and Marigold: A Stormy Night

On a wild and stormy night Marvin and Marigold are scared. The wind rattled windows, whistled and whirled as lightning bolts cracked and thunderclaps swirled. Will they make it through the night?AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Simon PrescottDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvin and Marigold: The Big Sneeze

Two mice, Marvin and Marigold, live next door to each other. When Marvin gets a cold, Marigold has to find a cure to save her mouse house. Told in Mark Carthew’s classic lyrical rhyme.AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Simon PrescottDOWNLOAD NOTES

Max's Dinosaur Feet!

Max has dinosaur feet. He must not wake the baby. Stomp! Stamp! Smash! Oh dear! How can he and his family keep their feet quiet, and the baby asleep?AUTHOR : Lana SpasevskiILLUSTRATOR : Penelope PratleyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy is a rather reserved, gentle duck. He likes to tip his hat and say, 'good morning'. Mr Darcy would never want to bother anybody. His life is a little lonely until he discovers that it's okay to let his friends know he needs some help. Alex Field's great love of Jane Austen's Mr Darcy from 'Pride and Prejudice' inspired her to create Mr Darcy. Mr Darcy has all the great qualities of a gentle English aristocrat. Peter Carnavas has created a gorgeous new look for the well-loved and much admired Mr Darcy.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding

Mr Darcy loves making his famous Christmas pudding. But what happens when Mr Collins drops by unexpectedly?AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck

Mr Darcy dreads the first sign of Spring. Flowers blooming means only one thing – dancing season, and Mr Darcy simply cannot dance. Can Lizzy convince Mr Darcy to take a turn around the maypole? Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck celebrates the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

My Dad is a Bear

Charlie's dad is tall, round and soft. Sometimes he growls. Could he be a bear? Luckily for Charlie there's one thing bears do best. Annie White's illustrations selected as a Silver Category Winner for Illustrators Australia. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Selected as a Notable Early Childhood Book of the Year by The Children's Book Council of Australia in 2015.AUTHOR : Nicola ConnellyILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

My Summer with Grandad

Eric loves spending summers with his grandad. This summer is even more special because grandad gives Eric a very important job on his old fishing boat. Chief Seagull Shoo-er! But when Eric and grandad rescue Beaky, a baby seagull, Eric isn’t sure he wants to see his new friend fly away.AUTHOR : Tom Tinn-DisburyILLUSTRATOR : Tom Tinn-DisburyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Nature's Song

A little girl sets off on a quest to find an irresistible gift to help bring the outside in for her homebound brother. Nature’s Song is an invitation to discover the wonders of nature in all its mysterious glory ... and how nature creates and touches our lives for the better.AUTHOR : Robert VescioILLUSTRATOR : Nicky JohnstonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Odelia and the Varmint

‘What if I don’t want to go back to a life of storms and soggy sea biscuits?’ said Captain Blunderfuss. ‘What if I’d rather stay here and search for treasure instead?’ When a pair of unruly fictional pirates escape out of their book into Victorian London, 11-year-old Odelia Hardluck-Smythe’s lonely life is turned upside down. Captain Blunderfuss and Cook are rude, dangerous and obsessed with marzipan fruits, but they could be the answer to all her prayers. Pirates mean treasure and poor, fatherless Odelia could really do with some of that. Unfortunately, there’s more to ‘treasure’ than buried chests of rubies and diamonds, as Odelia’s about to discover the hard way. A fast-paced, rip-roaring Victorian adventure with twists and turns galore!AUTHOR : Jenny MooreILLUSTRATOR : Elisa PaganelliDOWNLOAD NOTES

Oh, Sir Bragalot!

Once upon a time there was a knight called Sir Bragalot who liked to brag and boast all day long ... One day, the Queen sends him on a dangerous quest. But, can Sir Bragalot save the kingdom, or will he just live up to his name?AUTHOR : Sharon DaveyILLUSTRATOR : Sharon DaveyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Oliver and George

Oliver is ready to play but George the bear is busy reading. Oliver tries everything to get George's attention. What happens when a boy bothers a bear too many times?AUTHOR : Peter CarnavasILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

On the Way to School

Every day, children all over the world are travelling to school – by bus, by canoe, through valleys, over mountains and snow. How do you get to school? With themes of diversity and culture, On the Way to School celebrates the joy and challenges of travelling to school.AUTHOR : Vikki ConleyILLUSTRATOR : Lucia MasciulloDOWNLOAD NOTES

One Lone Swallow

One lone swallow flies out into the night to find her mate, leaving her nestlings behind. Will she find him and return home safely? ​ This stunning and evocative book takes you on a bird’s eye view journey through the streets of Florence, Italy. ​AUTHOR : Corinne FentonILLUSTRATOR : Owen SwanDOWNLOAD NOTES

Pedro the Puerto Rican Parrot

In the first book in the series, it is love that can change the world. Dominic takes Pedro the parrot under his wing, nursing him back to health, before releasing him back into the wild.AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Sunita ChawdharyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Please Handle with Care

Bear is having a bad day. Nothing is going right, and he wishes he was somewhere else ... a long way from home. What will it take for Bear to feel better? An uplifting tale about a bear discovering what truly matters at the end of the day.AUTHOR : Coral VassILLUSTRATOR : Tull SuwannakitDOWNLOAD NOTES

Popo the Emperor Penguin

The seventh and last book of the series is an enchanting story about a boy and an emperor penguin. When a big ball of snow separates Seb from the rest of the group, he doesn’t know what to do. A special encounter with Popo the penguin will forever change Seb’s understanding of GRATITUDE. Learn some great emperor penguin facts, too, and find out how all the characters of the seven books come together to change the world. YOU can change the world!AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Annabelle HaleDOWNLOAD NOTES

Pugs Don't Wear Pyjamas

When Tom visits his aunt he meets her pug Ellie. Ellie is no ordinary pug. Wherever Tom's aunt goes, her pug must go too. His aunt dresses Ellie up for every outing. Tom finds Ellie strange but she makes friends wherever she goes. Tom makes no friends. He realises something has to change.AUTHOR : Michelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATOR : Cecilia JohanssonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ruby and Graham

Ruby loves fun while Graham loves organising. In their own unique ways, they make sure that Acorn Wood is a beautiful and lively place. But when Graham decides to party all the time like Ruby, the chaos and confusion in the wood gets out of hand. Who will step up to set things right?AUTHOR : Lucy BarnardILLUSTRATOR : Lucy BarnardDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ruby's Repair Cafe

Ruby loves to fix things, rather than throwing them away. When a shiny new department store opens next door to Ruby’s Repair Cafe, everyone in town soon forgets about fixing things. But will Ruby be able to save her family business from big business before the rubbish takes over the town?AUTHOR : Michelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATOR : Zoe BennettDOWNLOAD NOTES

Running with Wings

Mimmi loves running. Frankie does too. They both dream of one day running in the biggest, most impressive, spectacular race there is – The Big One. First of all, there’s the sprint in the school carnival. While Mimmi gets nervous and distracted, Frankie has her own challenges to overcome. But what happens when Frankie offers Mimmi some important advice? A story about friendship, a journey and being the best you can be.AUTHOR : Sam SquiersILLUSTRATOR : Lara PorterDOWNLOAD NOTES

Santa's High-Tech Christmas

Santa has discovered high-tech gear. With his techno-pad, a flip-top roof on his sleigh, a soft reclining seat and a rocket pack, he is well prepared to deliver presents for Christmas Day. But as things start to go wrong, Santa needs help from a young girl so that all the presents get delivered on time.AUTHOR : Mike DumbletonILLUSTRATOR : Angela PerriniDOWNLOAD NOTES

Sar Wylda and the Legendary Goldbreaker

On the prehistoric continent of Pangeum one sport dominates all entertainment: DINOBEAST RACING. To compete is to court certain death but for those daring few nothing is more thrilling than seeing the chequered flag drop at Goldbreaker Superspeedway. Sar Wylda is a twelve-year-old girl whose dream is to become a racer. But after losing her eyesight she has had to pursue a different life: one on her family’s farm. Will she have the courage to follow in the footsteps of the greatest racers of all time?AUTHOR : Jake R. WilsonILLUSTRATOR : Kimberley Laura WalkerDOWNLOAD NOTES

Saving Piku

One Tuesday morning Pal is teaching Piku how to sing when the Beast suddenly shows up. Fear quickly spreads through the colony and the dads do everything they can to protect their little ones. Will they be able to keep them safe?AUTHOR : James SellickILLUSTRATOR : Craig ShuttlewoodDOWNLOAD NOTES

Scoop McLaren: Detective Editor

Scoop McLaren 1: Detective Editor What do you do when an evil newspaper editor wreaks havoc in a quiet coastal town? Sonny Fink writes online news that is uploaded at one minute past midnight every night. The news is always frightfully awful and if Sonny writes it, it is bound to happen. Thirteen-year-old detective and reporter Scoop McLaren and her best friend Evie are set on a mission to uncover the identity of the evil Sonny Fink.AUTHOR : Helen CastlesILLUSTRATOR : Beatriz CastroDOWNLOAD NOTES

Scoop McLaren: Waves of Mystery

Scoop McLaren 2: Waves of Mystery Feisty detective editor, Scoop McLaren, is back and this time the mystery has her sailing into uncharted waters! When Fletcher, Scoop's childhood friend enters the Higgity Harbour top surfing competition, strange things start happening... It looks like someone could be out to stop Fletcher from winning! With her roving reporter, Evie, by her side, Scoop investigates all avenues. Can she track down and rescue her friend to solve this monster wave of a mystery once and for all?AUTHOR : Helen CastlesILLUSTRATOR : Beatriz CastroDOWNLOAD NOTES

Scruffle-Nut

As winter leaves tumble and twirl a wisp of memory wraps itself about me and whispers me back to long ago...AUTHOR : Corinne FentonILLUSTRATOR : Owen SwanDOWNLOAD NOTES

Seal Child

While a child searches for a place to call home, she is befriended by a seal. This lyrical tale is one of hope and friendship. Illustrator Anna Pignataro has captured the drama of the sea and sky, creating the perfect backdrop to Robert Vescio’s enchanting story.AUTHOR : Robert VescioILLUSTRATOR : Anna PignataroDOWNLOAD NOTES

Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop

Ernie Dunlop was determined to become a doctor from an early age. Born in Melbourne, he was fascinated with both medical science and physical challenges. Whilst studying medicine he earned the nickname ‘Weary’ and gained a reputation as a dedicated doctor and sportsman. In November 1939, after the outbreak of World War II, Weary signed up for the Australian Army. In April 1942, Weary and his men were captured and became prisoners of war. During this time Weary became known for his leadership and communication skills with the enemy. After the war Weary was committed to caring for war veterans.AUTHOR : Hazel EdwardsILLUSTRATOR : Pat ReynoldsDOWNLOAD NOTES

Storm Goliath

Goliath got angry ALL the time. Anything and anyone could spark off his rages. Some sweet singing ... a croc crunching ... a birthday party ... Then, Goliath has an idea how to control his anger. His new theory is soon put to the test by the world’s worst parrot.AUTHOR : James SellickILLUSTRATOR : Craig ShuttlewoodDOWNLOAD NOTES

Tala the Bengal Tiger

The second book in the series is a thrilling story about a girl and the endangered Bengal Tiger. What is the connection between little Veera and the mysterious tiger, Tala? This chance encounter will forever change Veera’s understanding of courage. Learn some terrific tiger facts, too!AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Sunita ChawdharyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ten Little Yoga Frogs

Yoga Frogs love to have fun trying all the different yoga poses. Can you count the different yoga frogs, and try out all the yoga poses?AUTHOR : Hilary RobinsonILLUSTRATOR : Mandy StanleyDOWNLOAD NOTES

The ABC of Musical Instruments

Join these lovable animals as they play musical instruments in the perfect first alphabet book. Jane Austen, the world famous author, spent most of her life in Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people inspired her writing. The book design draws on the repeating pattern of oak leaves from a Pelisse Coat in the care of Hampshire Cultural Trust which is thought to have belonged to Jane Austen. Published in association with Hampshire Cultural Trust.ILLUSTRATOR : Ailie BusbyDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Best Mum

There are so many AMAZING mums in the world: the chefs, the singers, the athletes. But every mum does one special thing that makes her The Best Mum. What makes YOUR mum the BEST mum?AUTHOR : Penny HarrisonILLUSTRATOR : Sharon DaveyDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Caveman Next Door

Trying to fit into the modern world when you are a caveman isn't easy. Ogg always seems to get things wrong, with hilarious results. Poor Ogg, he just wants to fit in. Luckily he has his best friend Penny to help him. Shortlisted for the 2020 Read it Again! Picture Book AwardAUTHOR : Tom Tinn-DisburyILLUSTRATOR : Tom Tinn-DisburyDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Crumbling Castle

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes 1: The Crumbling Castle When Zinnia Jakes gets a new pastry order for a special medieval crumbling cake, she has no idea where to start! It needs to be ready in less than a day for the school fair and the clock is ticking. Will she deliver it on time and remain the undercover secret pastry chef everyone talks about?AUTHOR : Brenda GurrILLUSTRATOR : Nancy LeschnikoffDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Super Spy

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes 3: The Tumbling Tortoises Zinnia’s class is organising a super fun sleepover in the school’s library while their parents are having a spy-themed party in the school hall. They even order a fabulous Zinnia Jakes cake. Everything is going according to plan until the parents set up a spy trap to catch the secret pastry chef ...AUTHOR : Brenda GurrILLUSTRATOR : Nancy LeschnikoffDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Tumbling Tortoises

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes 2: The Tumbling Tortoises Zinnia Jakes has won the Wildside Zoo's endangered animals competition with her cute tortoise cupcake idea! But when she does more research about tortoises, one of her classmates starts asking too many questions... Can Zinnia Jakes remain the secret pastry chef everyone loves?AUTHOR : Brenda GurrILLUSTRATOR : Nancy LeschnikoffDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Little Book of Hopes

An enchanting book expressing all the hopes and wishes parents have for their children. Celebrating kindness, resilience and empathy, this book is the perfect collection of dreams for the future.AUTHOR : Elyse ShellieILLUSTRATOR : Evie BarrowDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Wall

Tom is a little boy who LOVES to explore. But, one day, he hears the grown-ups talking about the monsters that live in the big, wide world and he is too scared to explore anymore. Soon, they build a giant wall to KEEP THE MONSTERS OUT – forever. But life becomes dreary when you are cut off from the wonders of the world and Tom soon realises there is a need for change...AUTHOR : Jessie JamesILLUSTRATOR : Catalina EcheverriDOWNLOAD NOTES

Three Dancing Frogs

Get lost in a mesmerising bushland performance. This dramatic ballet is sure to be met with thunderous applause.AUTHOR : Leigh HardinghamILLUSTRATOR : Pat ShirvingtonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Twelve Days of Kindness

One little girl realises that the new girl in her class is struggling to make friends. With the help of their football coach they come up with a plan. Can their school football team bring them together, and expand their friendship group?AUTHOR : Cori BrookeILLUSTRATOR : Fiona BurrowsDOWNLOAD NOTES

Twelve Little Festive Frogs

Celebrate the twelve days of Christmas with these fun and delightful little festive frogs.AUTHOR : Hilary RobinsonILLUSTRATOR : Mandy StanleyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Under the red shawl

Starting out in a new place is tough, but friendship, kindness and imagination help Salim, Mama and Donkey discover their new world. In this stunning picture book, by award-winning creators – Vikki Conley and Martina Heiduczek – we journey with Salim as he grows up creating a new life around him. This is a story about a journey, hope and creating fun with the little that you have.AUTHOR : Vikki ConleyILLUSTRATOR : Martina HeiduczekDOWNLOAD NOTES

Under the Red Shawl

Starting out in a new place is tough, but friendship, kindness and imagination help Salim, Mama and Donkey discover their new world. In this stunning picture book, by award-winning creators – Vikki Conley and Martina Heiduczek – we journey with Salim as he grows up creating a new life around him. This is a story about a journey, hope and creating fun with the little that you haveAUTHOR : Vikki ConleyILLUSTRATOR : Martina HeiduczekDOWNLOAD NOTES

Under the Same Sky

As Featured on CBeebies Read by Tom Hardy! Two children on opposite sides of the world crave friendship. Is it possible to be friends across the miles?AUTHOR : Robert VescioILLUSTRATOR : Nicky JohnstonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Wanda the Blue whale

The third book of the series is an uplifting story about a girl and the endangered blue whale. When Paula discovers a baby blue whale caught in a fishing net, she realises there is only one thing to do. This magical encounter will forever change Paula’s understanding of COMPASSION. Learn some wonderful blue whale facts, too!AUTHOR : Beverly JatwaniILLUSTRATOR : Sawyer CloudDOWNLOAD NOTES

What's In My Lunchbox?

Today in my lunchbox I happened to find... What could be inside the lunchbox? An apple? A bear? A dinosaur?AUTHOR : Peter CarnavasILLUSTRATOR : Kat ChadwickDOWNLOAD NOTES

Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?

The Quite Nice Wolf doesn’t fit in with the local wolf pack. He commences training to become a proper wolf - one that’s BIG and BAD. Can Wilfred help the wolf pack with their master plan? Included in the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge Book Collection 2020.AUTHOR : Kitty BlackILLUSTRATOR : Laura WoodDOWNLOAD NOTES

Yoga Babies

We're the Yoga Babies, look what we can do! The Yoga Babies love to have fun trying new poses. Sometimes life is busy and tricky, but not to worry! Yoga can help everyone chill out. Follow these babies big and small as they practise yoga at home, in the garden and before bedtime, then you can have a go at home, too!AUTHOR : Fearne CottonILLUSTRATOR : Sheena DempseyDOWNLOAD NOTES


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