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There was once a caterpillar who lived all alone. Everything around Caterpillar seemed large and strange, and she was full of fear. Determined to escape any possible danger, Caterpillar hides away in the safety of her chrysalis. There, she finally discovers the inner strength she needs to truly live. Her fears discarded, she emerges triumphantly as…Read more »
There was once a crow who lived in a tree by a waterhole. Each morning, she stared into the water, and saw another crow staring back. Crow thought Crow-in-the-waterhole was the most wonderful bird she had ever seen.
‘She looks like a crow who could change the world. I wish I could be like her.’
Crow and The Waterhole is an inspiring and…Read more »
by Ellisha Majid with illustrations by Peter Kendall
Want to butter up your young reader? 47,000 children have egged on Sausage as he scrambled away from the breakfast table.
Find out why Sausage is so full of beans after 20 years spent avoiding poachers and cereal killers who’d like to get him into hot water.
A flaky story that, two decades later, is still so fresh it’s straight from the…Read more »
Frogmouth isn’t like the other birds. She doesn’t want to live in the trees. Frogmouth is in search of something more.
Frogmouth travels the land hunting for a new nesting place, but nothing feels right. On her way, she helps other animals find their true homes, but still she searchesRead more »
by Dianne Wolfer with illustrations by Brian Simmonds
‘Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs and news clippings, Wolfer’s book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike,’ — Frances Atkinson, The Sunday Age
‘This lovely book is based on the real Faye Howe and her life as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter…Fay’s reflections on her life and her relationship with the far-away…Read more »
Mother and Father Koala are suspicious of the OTHER bears. They don’t like the pandas and they don’t trust the polars. The black bears are noisy and the brown bears have big teeth.
But all their grumpiness melts away, watching the littlest bears at playRead more »
by Elaine Forrestal with illustrations by Moira Court
Miss Llewellyn-Jones takes Teddy shopping – with disastrous results. Teddy takes off on an adventure of his own, and it takes all his ingenuity to find his way home. A delightfully rhythmic text and gorgeous, quirky illustrations make this a book to read again and again.
Illustrator Moira Court was shortlisted for a Crichton Award for Best New…Read more »
by Tom Baddeley with illustrations by Tracey Gibbs
The story of Australia is full of amazing facts,
Of men and women, young and old, and their amazing acts…
Discover the stories of six famous — and infamous — Aussies in rollicking rhyme. From divas to rabblerousers, explorers to sports stars, on two legs and four, this is history minus the boring bits! Read more »
‘With its rich, vibrant colours and clear, thoughtful text, this picture book will appeal to the very young in particular, and yet, like many good books for children, the message it contains is universal…It is a beautifully written story, the use of alliteration and the careful choice of verbs adding depth and movement to the visual joy of each…Read more »
by Palo Morgan with illustrations by Chris Nixon
‘The story is meant to be read aloud; the rhythm is fabulous and there is a chorus for joining in. The illustrations, and there are lots of them, enhance the text…This book will be read again and again.” — Magpies
Take a slice, a great big slice, of this quirky and colourful picture bookRead more »