When Benny curls up on the chair and refuses to move, Annie faces a dilemma. Anno's counting book Counting through the seasons with beautiful, double-page illustrations. A perfect book to share. Another important book All the things that children can do, as they grow and learn between the ages of one to six, are celebrated in poetry.
He asks his biggest and bravest friends for help but they all make excuses. Finally, help arrives from an unexpected quarter and Badger realises that size isn't everything. Anzac billy, The I'm filling our Anzac billy. It's full of Dad's favourite things. A billy cannot be posted, delivered on a bike or sent in a car, truck or train.
It has to be loaded on a ship with all those Anzac billies for all the soldiers. Anzac biscuits A young father is away at war, his wife and daughter waiting at home, sometimes making Anzac biscuits. Life at war is grey and cold, but opening the tin of biscuits from home brings comfort.
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Apollo Apollo the Powerful Owl decides to change his diet, but when he does his tummy growls and grumbles and rumbles and tumbles, and he feels sick and weak. Wilfred the Wise Old Owl gives him some sensible advice. Applesauce and the Christmas miracle Applesauce, the pig, learns the true meaning of Christmas coming from the heart. The Shepherd family from up the road and all the aunts bearing gifts arrive at the shed dwelling of Joe and Marigold, who have lost their home in a bushfire.
This story parallels the biblical story of the first Christmas. Aranea Aranea is a patient little spider who leads a determined struggle to reach safety and survive. She continually searches for a haven where she can rebuild her web. Archie and the Bear Archie has something to say, but no one is listening. So Archie leaves home And because they both know how that feels, they both listen. This is a quirky story about being who you are even when you're not. Are these your glasses?
Sergio is a penguin who lives with his father in a small house by the ocean. At school, he doesn't have many friends, because he is different to the other children. With his father as a guide, he learns some valuable lessons as he grows up. These lessons help him to show great determination and strength as he tries to find true friendship.
Are we there yet Let's face it, everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And, when things get boring, time slows down. On a trip to his grandma's house, a young boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backwards, into the time of pirates, princesses and dinosaurs. Are you my bottom? Something is missing. I'm not sure what. Oh dear; I know it. I've lost my BOT! When I went to sleep, it was definitely here. Small Panda has lost his bottom. It was there when he went to sleep but now it has disappeared. He searches high and low, and finds stripy bums, pink butts, feathery derrieres.
Finally, he spots a furry bum which just has to be his - but the answer is surprising! Are you my mother A very simple story about a baby bird's search for his mother. He asks everyone and everything he meets the same question. Argus Sally's class is doing a science project. When Mrs Henshaw hands out the eggs for hatching, Sally knows that hers looks different. When the egg cracks, something green and scaly with big yellow eyes emerges. Argus isn't like the other chicks. Around the house the fox chased the mouse The fox is after the mouse. The mouse is running for its life - around and through and under and all over the place.
Suspenseful story with a happy ending. Art Garden, The Sadie wants to be a painter, just like her best friend Tom. She loves playing with colour and finding patterns in unusual places. But whenever Sadie picks up a paint brush she makes a big mess. It is not until Sadie takes a look at the things from a different perspective that she makes a big discovery about herself and her own creativity. Arthur and the curiosity Arthur and his friends are on a class visit to the local museum.
While his friends dash about, Arthur takes time to inspect all the interesting things around him. One of those interesting things is a glass case housing a strange looking creature known as The Curiosity.
As Arthur walks around the Museum, he is being followed. Arthur babysits Arthur is tricked by his sister into babysitting for the notorious Tibble twins. After a shaky beginning, Arthur uses one of his sister's check-up calls to turn the tables and take charge. Cartoon illustrations full of amusing details. Arthur lost and found Arthur and Buster take the bus for the first time to go to Arthur's swimming lesson.
During the ride, they are so busy talking, reading and sleeping that they miss their stop and find themselves on the other side of town. Arthur turns green Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. But it turns house Arthur is making a poster listing all the ways to save energy at home--and go green!
Arthur's birthday Arthur can't wait to hand out his birthday party invitations. But it turns out Muffy is having her party on the exact same day! All of his friends are split between the two parties, so Arthur and Francine hatch a clever scheme to make sure Arthur and Muffy have the best birthdays yet! Arthur's Thanksgiving Arthur has been picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play -- and cast the roles. But all his friends want to be star, and no one wants to play the Turkey! What will Arthur do?
As big as you Claude is a large elephant. Finlay is a small one.
Claude can trumpet so loudly, the earth shakes. Finlay can only squeak and spurt tiny fountains with his trunk. He wants to be as big as Claude. Ash dresses her friends Ash is feeling lonely. She wishes she had someone to play with. Then a sad elephant comes along and 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. Astonishing animal ABC Meet all sorts of animals through the alphabet. There's arty aardvark, outraged owl, snoozy sloth and many, many more. At my family table We come to the family table, to eat, to talk, to share.
We come to the family table, to enjoy delicious fare. Who is at your table? At the vet An eventful trip to the vet turns out to be lots of fun, especially if you like baby kittens. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and famous Aussie sites. Come join us on an Australian childhood adventure! Ava's spectacular spectacles Ava hates wearing her new glasses. But what if Little Red Riding Hood had just put on a pair of glasses? Or Little Bo-Peep?
Or poor old Humpty Dumpty? Maybe Ava will see how spectacular her spectacles are after all. Avocado baby The Hargraves baby is born into a very weak family but grows super strong, once its mother begins feeding it mashed avocado. Ayu and the perfect moon In Bali, an old woman, Ayu, tells a story to three little girls.
When she was a young girl, Ayu moved her feet as she performed the traditional Balinese dance, the Legong, as the full moon rose over the palms. Babs the baby and Fog the dog Every day, mum, Babs the baby and Fog the dog go for a walk. One day, Fog the dog sits on his bottom and won't move. The others don't know what to do. Baby One day, baby elephant will be big and strong but for now she has much to learn from her loving family.
Baby animal book, The What do you call a baby penguin? Or a baby owl? Or a baby platypus? Come along on an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins and find out! Baby band On a normal day, a baby creates mayhem in an apartment block. Look how he transforms an apartment block into a vibrant community. Baby bear goes camping Baby Bear goes on his first camping trip with his parents. He enjoys himself during the day and makes some new animal friends, but he is scared when night falls.
Some discoveries lead him to have his best sleep ever. Baby bear goes to the park Papa Bear takes Baby Bear to the park where he feeds the ducks, flies a kite and meets a helpful caterpillar when his kite gets caught in a tree.
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When Baby Bear next returns to the park to play, it is a very windy day. So windy that Baby Bear flies way up in the air over the whole town hanging onto his kite. Baby bird's blankie Baby bird loves his blankie. He finds it is not only a comfort but also fun to play with, particularly when it's time to go to sleep. Baby Boomsticks In a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby.
They call him Baby Boomsticks. Everyone is scared of him so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself. Baby brains and robomum A very smart baby is born who prefers working on the computer and playing with his chemistry set instead of toys. When Baby Brains invents the ultimate home help, RoboMum, the household is transformed.
But, this is a robot to reckon with and the family is in for a big surprise. Baby brains: the smartest baby in the whole world This new baby is very smart. He reads the newspaper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. Everyone wants to meet the extraordinary Baby Brains. Baby goes to market Market is very crowded. Mama is busy shopping. Baby is busy, too!
Can you count all the tasty treats Baby collects and eats along the way? Baby in the hat: an early romance, The The hero catches a baby, who has fallen from an upstairs window, in his hat. The young hero goes to sea and becomes a famous captain. Many years later, when he walks up the street where he had caught the baby, he looks up and sees a beautiful woman in the same upstairs window. Baby sister for Frances Frances is so jealous of her new baby sister and all the attention being given to her that she runs away. But not too far so she can hear if she is being missed.
Baby tawnies As darkness falls, two tawny frogmouths fly into the forest to find food. Far above the ground, Reggie and Lyla are left alone. But, the little tawnies don't plan to stay in the nest. Baby that roared, The Mr and Mrs Deer would love to have a baby. One day, their wish comes true when they find a little bundle on their doorstep. But, the baby keeps on roaring. So, they ask for advice from family and friends, who send them off to fetch what they think the baby needs.
But, it's very peculiar because each time Mr and Mrs Deer come back from their errands, someone has gone missing. Baby who wouldn't go to bed, The A little boy won't go to bed. At first, it's fun staying up but gradually the drowsy world nods off all around him. He thinks he is awake alone but someone else is still awake too.
Baby wombat's week Baby wombats sleep. They eat. They get bored. On Wednesday, baby wombat's mother, Mothball, decides they need a bigger hole and the search begins. Backyard White gum rustle, tawny frog mouths still as wood, dragonflies swoop. Banjo frog calls the secret - watch the world carefully, your backyard is home to animals other than you!
A child stands on her back step at dusk and surveys her backyard. The backyard is teeming with life - birds, possum, native rat, bats, insects and bugs. Bad-tempered ladybird, The A bad-tempered ladybird is not prepared to share her meal of aphids with anyone. Bailey beats the blah Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. Baking with Dad Today we are baking a cake with Dad. We have everything we need, including the most important ingredient of all- Dad himself.
Ball for Daisy, A If you've ever had one of your favourite toys broken, then you will be able to relate to Daisy's anguish when her favourite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. Wordless picture book. Bang Crocodiles and giraffes, driving lots of cars, go bang. Banjo and Ruby Red Banjo is a hard-working farm dog and Ruby Red is a haughty chicken, and they never see eye to eye. Can they ever be friends. Barefoot book of children, The You are a part of the world, and you are a world all your own.
Barney Barney loves cat food. Barney loves greens. Barney loves bacon and biscuits and beans. Bartholomew and the bug Bartholomew is a bear up in the mountains who admires the city lights far below. He meets a bug who desperately needs the lights so Bartholomew sets out to take his friend there. Bath monster Bath time is fun until the plug is pulled and the monster comes out.
But, monsters can become your friend. Bats at the library A window has been left open at the library and this is an irresistible invitation for a colony of bats. Once inside, older bats look for favourite books, while younger ones explore and play. Storytime settles everyone down and transports them into the tales, filled with bat characters playing new roles.
Batty Batty is trying to find something he is really good at, in his home at the zoo. But hanging upside down means he can't always see the other animals' points of view. Be a friend Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. When the class does show-and-tell, Dennis does show-and-mime. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to be a tree, But, being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship and how special he truly is. Be brave, Pink Piglet Early one morning, Pink Piglet leaves his mother's side for the very first time.
This timid little pig wants to become a brave explorer. Be gentle Bartholomew finds out that his new kitten doesn't enjoy his rough and tumble games quite as much as he does. Bea Bea is a bird of unusual tastes as she likes to bake buns and dance to a disco beat while other birds are content to watch worms wriggle. Bear and a tree, A Ren knows that it's almost time for Bear's big sleep, but she needs just one more day with him. One day to explore the winter together, the last of the coloured leaves, the snow as it floats and swirls to the ground, the sun and the moon and the stars.
One more day to play and dance and wonder. Bear and Chook Adventurous Bear and practical Chook are very different yet they are good friends. They spend a day together, dreaming and acting out what jobs they think they'd like to have when they grow up. Bear hunt A white bear has a magic pencil which he uses cleverly to draw ways to help him escape from hunters. Bear went over the mountain, The A version of an old song which is ideal for the beginning reader. Bear who went boo, The At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to scare the animals.
But, this little bear doesn't always know when to stop. Bear's lunch, The When Wendy and Oliver decide to have a picnic in the woods, they are surprised by a great, big, growly bear. See what happens when Oliver and Wendy growl back. Bears don't read George isn't happy doing the usual bear things like chatting and fishing. But, he doesn't know what else there is until, one day, he finds a book beneath a tree. More than anything, he wants to learn to read. But, arriving in town, George soon discovers that it's not easy to be a bear at school.
If only he could find someone to teach him the alphabet and change his life forever. Bears' holiday, The The Bear family's vacation at the seashore is frequently punctuated by Papa Bear's urgent warnings to his son about the need for safety and commonsense while at the beach. Luckily, Small Bear is on hand to rescue his father from disaster with each new incident. Beautiful colours This book is best the first time you read it. Enjoy the insight of a child in a colourful family. Beautiful, funny and inspiring, with vibrant illustrations. Beauty and the beast A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
Bed tails There are two in the bed. Mum and Dad are slumbering, snoring, rumbling, tucked up cosily and peacefully in bed. Then, a scary storm outside brings everyone, one by one, into Mum and Dad's bed. I wonder if anyone will ever get a good night's sleep. A wordless picture book. Being Agatha Agatha has her dad's nose and her mum's ears. When her relatives get together, it's clear that Agatha doesn't quite fit in. And, when she starts kindergarten, Agatha realises just how different she is from everyone else. One day, her teacher tells the class that, like a snowflake, everyone is special in their own way.
She asks each child to tell how they might be special but Agatha cannot think of a single reason, and she sneaks away to hide. Belinda Every day, Old Tom tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda, the cow, so there is always plenty of milk, cream and butter. Belinda the ninja ballerina Belinda doesn't want to be a ballerina, she wants to be a ninja. Perhaps, she can be both at the same time. Bella's bad hair day When Bella wakes up to find her hair in a huge, tangled mess, it is a problem of momentous proportions exacerbated when mum is totally preoccupied completing a painting surrounded by numerous pets.
Dad is equally oblivious, engrossed in his rendition of Beethoven on their baby grand piano. So Bella needs to sort this calamity herself with various forms of hilarious camouflage. Follow him as he tries to rescue one of Nod's shining lights. Benny Bungarra's big bush clean-up Benny Bungarra comes to the rescue when his friends are in danger from rubbish left by humans. Bertha and Bear There's a storm brewing and the hive must find a new a home. With clouds filling the sky and thunder growling, Bertha bravely rises to the occasion Bertie When Bertie is grumpy, everyone is grumpy - the queen, the baby, the maid, the king and the little dog.
What would happen if Bertie was happy. Bertie and the bear A beautifully simple story of Bertie and the bear and a wonderful excuse for children to join in the noise-making.
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Best bear A worn-out bear is the most special thing in this little boy's life. With best bear in his arms, he can face the whole world and even the dark. Best friend is a goldfish, My After arguing with his best friend about which game to play, a boy decides its time to find a new best friend. So he tries to become friends with his dog, his cat, and his goldfish.
He learns to eat on the floor with his dog, take naps with his cat, and watch the world from underwater with his goldfish. Between the pages Two boys become so engrossed in the animal book they are reading that they become part of the story, encountering adventures and challenges which can only be escaped by the turning the page. Escaping from a python's nest only to meet even more fearsome crocodiles, angry emus and hordes of redback spiders.
Beware the deep dark forest Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. So Rosie decides to trek into this dangerous, muddy place. But there are many obstacles along the way -- including a huge grey wolf, a scary ravine and a ferocious troll! Struck by the way the humble bicycle is central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create this picture book.
It features the illustrations of fourteen internationally acclaimed artists, and conveys the worth and promise of something as simple as a bicycle. Biddy's fishing-line The river is running and a girl's long journey to school through the bush is full of possibilities. Big and little Shipley and Gwendoline are friends. They are given beautiful presents for their birthdays but one is too big and one is too small. In the end, they are able to work it all out in a not surprising way as they exchange gifts. Big and me Big and Small are two machines working together on building projects. But, Big starts to malfunction by driving into the water, thinking he is a boat, and picking Small up because he thinks the other machines want to hurt Small.
Small turns to the boss and mechanic, who find that Big's computer is getting mixed up. They help Big to get better and offer support to Small. Big bad Bruce Bruce roars around on his Harley and appears to be a fearsome and lawless bikie. Maybe, Bruce isn't quite what his image appears to be. Big bad cold, The Clifford and his pals are sad that Emily Elizabeth is in bed with a bad cold. They want to make her feel better, so they go out in search for a card, a balloon and flowers. Big ball of string, The A small boy wants to play soccer.
He doesn't have a ball so he uses a big ball of string. He has a wonderful time kicking it around the park and along the street but by the time he gets home, his ball has disappeared. Big brother, little brother When little brother cries and shouts, big brother knows why. But sibling rivalry often gets in the way.
When big brother is upset, he finds out what little brother will do. Big dog Jen is scared of the big dog down the street. She and her big brother decide to confront the dog in a lion's costume. But they don't know what the dog will do. Big earth, little me A book to help the very young find out what they can do for the Earth. The simple flap book shows how to make the whole world a better place by doing little things in local places. Printed with organic soy-based ink. Big eyes, scary voice At sunset, shadows lengthen and a walk through the dappled light in the park can trigger a sense of fear.
Mum is with Tania and Josh as they search for the source of the scary sounds and large glittering eyes. Big guy took my ball, A Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball. Gerald is big too but he wonders if he is big enough to help his best friend. When T-Bone has to leave, Clifford and Cleo offer to watch his pile until he returns. The temptation to jump into the pile is too great. Big Nuisance Life in Sleepy Village is very slow and nothing's changed for a long, long time, until the meddlesome giant Big Nuisance comes to stay and starts a whole lot of trouble.
Big pet day Today is pet day in Lily's class. All the kids bring in their pets - hermit crabs, parrots, mice, puppies, ferrets and ducks - but Lily brings her dragon. Class smarty-pants Courtney says to Lily that dragons are only in fairy tales so how could she have a dragon. However, when all the pets misbehave in the middle of the important pet parade, guess who saves the day.
Big red bath Ben and Bella have a wonderful time splashing around in the bath with all their friends. Their bath-time adventure might be real or imagined but it certainly makes a big mess. But, what she wants most of all is someone of her own to love. One morning, Big Red Hen finds an egg in the hay. Big storm, The The Dewdrop Babies are decorating the great hall with petals they've collected in the garden, but when Bluebell and the others get themselves into a huge mess with the sticky paste, they decide to go outside so the rain can wash them clean again, only to be caught in an enormous storm.
Big surprise for Little Card, A In the world of cards, each one has a special job to do. Big Card keeps important papers in order. Tiny Card can be exchanged for a prize in an arcade and Round Card hangs out in a glamorous boutique. But, Little Card thinks he's really lucky. He's going to school to become a birthday card, with lots of singing, playing and eating cake. But, wait, there's been a mix-up. Little Card is going to be a library card instead, in a quiet place of books and rules and hushing. Big ugly monster and the little stone rabbit, The An endearing story about a big, ugly monster who was so ugly that all the animals and birds ran away, the trees lost their leaves, the blue sky turned to grey.
No-one would talk to him and he felt lonely until one day, he had an idea. Big yawn, The It's night time at the zoo and all the animals are getting sleepy. First to yawn is the tiger, then the swans, the crocodiles and the giraffes until all the animals are very sleepy. Bilby moon A delightful book about Australian fauna and flora, the phases of the moon and the life of nocturnal animals. Bill in a china shop Bill, the bull, has a passion for fine china and spies a lovely teacup in a china shop. The shopkeeper makes Bill nervous and when Bill is nervous in a china shop anything might happen.
Billy's beetle Billy's beetle is missing and the sniffy dog can help. He finds a hedgehog, two beetles that don't belong to Billy, a hairy caterpillar and some sausages. Someone will have to find Billy's beetle. Billywise Billywise, a baby owl, wonders if he'll ever be brave enough to fly. Bim bam boom A counting book, with fabulous illustrations, featuring zoo animals, thunder and lightning. A book to be read aloud and a fun way for children to learn.
Bippolo seed and other lost stories, The A treasure trove of seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. They include a scheming cat who leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision; a rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; a fish that grew and grew; a tale about twins; fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner; a spot of dirt that gets everywhere; and a boy with far-flung career fantasies.
Bird Written in verse, this is a beautiful story of a boy who meets a strange bird on a beach. They share a common fear of life and are challenged by a colourful, charismatic fish who invites them to dive headlong into the unknown. Bird and Bear Bird and Bear are the best of friends. When Bird and Bear go on a birthday picnic, they discover something surprising that will change how they see the world forever Bird builds a nest: A science storybook Bird is up early - she's building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until it's ready and waiting Birthday cake mystery, The This is a detective story, full of humorous details and red herrings.
Birthday surprise Friends can come in all shapes and sizes and, here, the best friends are a sheep, an owl and a panda, showing how friends play, get along and share. Bit of company, A Christopher is lonely. His mother is busy with the baby triplets and Christopher is left to his own devices. Sometimes, he peeps through the fence at his neighbour, Molly MacNamara, and wants to say hello.
Little does he know that Molly is also so lonely she could scream. One day, when she does just that, her scream brings Christopher running. Blue bike, The A great grandmother reminisces about where children used to play before the roads and buildings were constructed. Her great-granddaughter finds it hard to imagine the changes that have taken place. Blue chameleon He can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere. But, it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends.
Blue sky yellow kite Sometimes we want a thing so much we can't prevent ourselves from taking it. But when a girl steals her friend's beautiful yellow kite, she is swamped with turmoil. A story about desire, guilt and forgiveness. Blue whale blues When Penguin hears Whale singing the blues, he tries to help. But, it is difficult to stop a blue whale feeling blue.
Blue, the builder's dog Meet Blue, the builder's dog. On the construction site, he's part of the team. He guards the tools, signs the concrete slabs and keeps sticky beaks away. But, Blue doesn't have a house of his own. The builder has one. The chippie has one. The architect and the big bosses have one. So, Blue decides to quit and build himself a home.
He is embarrassed when all his mates know that a horde of elves have come to invade his house and clean it up. Miss Lily helps him solve his problem. Bogtrotter Every morning, Bogtrotter runs across the bog, up the bog, down the bog and around the bog until it's time to go home.
Sometimes, he wishes things would change but he doesn't know how or what or why. Until one afternoon, when he picks a flower for the first time in his life. Boing Boing races, The All the kangaroos are lined up ready to start the big race. But what's this? Emu has joined the line, ready to race. Emu really wants to join the boing boing race but it is really a race for kangaroos. Bom went the bear Bear loves to play his big bass drum on his own, making as much noise as he can and marching around like he's king of all the land.
He's joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians and, soon, it become difficult for Bear to play to the beat of his own drum. Boo to a goose A list of all the things a child might do before saying 'boo' to a goose. An enjoyable book that combines rhyming text and colourful pictures based on paper cutting techniques. Book chook, The Have you ever noticed that in many books animals talk and have human-ish looks?
When Ray realises he is a drawing of a chicken he panics! Can he hatch a plan to get out of the book and be a real chook? Luckily, his plucky, clucky friend Janine is there to help. Book for Benny, A It's raining outside. But that's okay, because Sam is warm and cozy inside, reading a book. Her little dog Benny doesn't like to read. He wants to play. Sam tries to convince Benny that reading is fun. Maybe he'd like a different book? Sam and Benny go to the library to find the perfect book for Benny! Book that never ends, The They say all good things come to an end You and the kids are about to zigzag your way through this book.
Your choices will take you who-knows-where. There's a legend that some people once found the end, but we're not convinced. Oh, you think you can? Well, you're welcome to try. Bouncing back: an eastern barred bandicoot story How did the last Eastern Barred Bandicoot on the Australian mainland end up living in a rubbish tip? Bouncing ball, The Try to keep up with the bouncing ball as it travels down the street, between two cars, into a gutter and down a storm drain. Bouncing bouncing little joeys It's Christmas time in the Australian bush and all the animals are out to celebrate.
They are super busy getting ready for Santa to come by baking, making sweets and putting up the tree. Box cars, The Liam and Kai are the best of friends. They do everything together. Each day in the park they race around in their box cars, pretending to be everything from policemen chasing down bad guys to chauffeurs driving around movie stars!
One day they notice a little girl watching them- she's keen to join in and they're happy to be her friends too, but with only two box cars to play with it seems someone's going to be left out. Box of tricks For her birthday, Eva is given a box. But, this is no ordinary box and Eva soon discovers that she's a magician who can conjure up all sorts of delights, some rather larger than others. Boy The king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud.
Boy lives in silence and couldn't hear the fighting. But he could see the fear around him Boy and the airplane, The When a little boy's prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution. Boy on the bus: a sing along storybook, The A young boy goes driving on a bus one day and stops to pick up a number of animal passengers who make lots of noise. A unique take on a much loved nursery rhyme. Boy who built the boat, The Henry, his sister and teddy set out to build a boat from scratch. Rhythmic text celebrates the simple joy of making things.
Boy who cried wolf, The A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap. Brand new baby A new baby brother has arrived and Wendy and Edward are not quite sure what to make of the small bundle. It seems that everything has changed at home. Brave knight, The Determined to protect his castle, a little boy stands guard against enemy knights. Brave little tailor, The The story of the little tailor and the challenges he faces.
Bread and jam for Frances Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat and her understanding parents grant her wish at breakfast, lunch, dinner and, even, snacktime. Bridget Fidget hold on tight Bridget Fidget is in a fix. She forgot to hold on tight to her beloved toy, Captain Cat, and lost him in a shop. It's disaster. Luckily, her friend, Billy, is there to save the day. Bridie's boots Bridie loves her gumboots. They are just right for splashing and twirling.
But Bridie gets too big for her beautiful boots, so sets them free on a big adventure across the seas. Broken bird, a tale of true love Broken Bird is born with only one wing but he refuses to believe he will never fly. His brothers tease him but he puts his best foot forward and sets off to explore the world, from the ground.
Brothers from a different mother Tapir lives in the jungle. Pig lives in the village. But when they meet at the waterhole, they discover they are the same in so many ways. They might even be brothers from a different mother! Brothers Quibble, The Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He did not have to share anything. But, then, his parents introduced a brand new baby brother.
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see Questions and answers take the reader through a range of animals and colours - a big green frog, a plump purple cat or a cheeky brown monkey. Colourful pictures and rhyming words. Brown bread and honey The King loves to run, jump and ride his horse. He also loves to eat and eat and eat until he becomes too fat to have fun any more.
When the King sacks all his cooks, he will have a problem with what to eat. Buck and his truck Buck and his truck and Harry and his lorry are rival removalists. One day, they turn up for the same job and trouble starts. Budinge and the Min Min lights Budinge lives with his grandmother, deep in the Australian bush. One night, he notices a bright light twinkling through the trees. Budinge's grandmother had often warned him that if he didn't behave, the Min-Min lights would come and lead him away.
Budinge is frightened and begins to run. Buffy, an adventure story Buffy is a wonderful performing dog, rejected by his magician owner. He journeys the world until he realises that he can only be who he is and then he finds a family. Bug collector, The George loves bugs. Small ones, leggy ones, ones that glow. So he decides to become the world's best bug collector. But fabulous creatures aren't meant for life in a bottle.
Bugliest bug, The Damselfly Dilly uncovers a plot by a group of sinister spiders who are holding a bugliest bug contest and secretly planning to eat the contestants, including Tumblebug, the Dung Beetle, who prefers to be called the Original Pooper Scooper. Building boy, The The boy's work was done. He looked into the eyes he'd built and said, "Grandma, wake up. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the roof tiles on her head. She was alive.
Building site zoo Every morning on our walk we see an amazing zoo, full of astonishing animals. Come and see them too!
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With a little imagination, a building site can come to life, bringing all kinds of animals into the busy town. Bumblebunnies: The pond Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are playing happily in the garden. But when disaster strikes, who will save the day? Bumblebunnies: The sock It's washing day, and Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck watch the clothes blow about in the wind. But when disaster strikes once more, who will save the day? Bumpus jumpus dinosaurumpus Story builds to a thumping, stomping crescendo as the many different dinosaurs dance and play together.
Bunny cakes Ruby is making a cake for grandma's birthday. Max, her little brother, has to make repeated trips to the grocer to make up for disrupting Ruby's project and to get the perfect ingredients for the special cake he is making for grandma. Bunny money Max and his sister, Ruby, are shopping for Grandma's birthday present. Ruby has saved up a walletful of money, and, as usual, she's in charge or thinks she is.
She has plans for an elaborate gift but Max is sure that Grandma would prefer his choice. Bus called Heaven, A One morning, a broken old bus appears, from nowhere, right outside Stella's house. Everyone wonders how it got there. When Stella climbs on board, she sees everything that it could become.
So the lonely old bus becomes the place to hold meetings, play games and share stories. But one day, a tow truck arrives, threatening to take away not just the bus, but everything the community has worked hard to create. Bus to the zoo, The There's a funny, blue bus going to the zoo today. The passengers are all special animals and the bus is filling up very quickly.
Bush babies A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book which describes fourteen animal babies found in the Australian bush. Bush jumper, The Koala knits Mitti a jumper the colour of wattle blossom. The only problem is that she runs out of wool and has to knit a multi-coloured sleeve. Mitti is not keen on the result but the other animals help to change her mind.
He travels around Australia, delivering special presents to all the Australian animals, from the cockies in Cairns and the crocs of the Top End, to the wallabies in Canberra and the quokkas of Rottnest Island. Bush tracks What can you see? Follow the clues that landscape, seasons, weather, the stars, the moon and the sun give to navigate bush tracks and find the Australian animal.
A colourful exploration of country along a bush track, featuring illustrations by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio. Busting Lou was busting for the loo. But the loo had quite a queue. What on earth was Lou to do.
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Busy little creatures A fun way to explore movement, colour, patterns, sizes and numbers whilst supporting your child's learning and encouraging outdoor play and adventure. Butterflies Allow your imagination to move with the butterflies in this engaging and beautifully illustrated book. Useful text for increasing students' understanding of vocabulary. Button boy Banjo is so fixated with button collecting, he doesn't join in the activities of the other neighbourhood children. When he returns home, his grandmother sews each button on his favourite jumper.
But, the buttons once belonged to someone and, each morning, Banjo finds the owner of the buttons and detaches the relevant one from his jumper. By the light of the moon Ivan's old house had always been so warm and friendly. But, his new house is strange and Ivan can't sleep. From his window, he sees a shimmering light land in the garden. It's a creature called Moji who takes Ivan on a fabulous night-time adventure, up high into space, bounding through starlit forests and down deep into the oceans.
The magical Moji shows Ivan that, soon, the new house will feel like home. Calpepper's place Calpepper has had enough of plodding through the hot desert sand and sets out for excitement and far away places, searching for the perfect home. Can I cuddle the moon? A little owl who is searching for someone to cuddle discovers that the cuddle may not be very far away at all.
Can I play too? Gerald is careful. When they meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch, Gerald and Piggie wonder how he will be able to play without arms. Can we lick the spoon now? Share in the fun as Dad and the children get busy in the kitchen. They're making a chocolate cake and lots of things go wrong in the process. Can you cuddle like a koala?
I wonder if you can cuddle like a koala, hug like a bear or do all the other things the animals in these beautiful pictures can do on their way to bed. Can you find me? Can you find all the creatures hiding in this book? Can you keep a secret The King has lost his crown. He can't find it anywhere. Follow him through this picture book and see how silly he's been. Can you keep a secret For anyone who loves nursery rhymes, and for anyone yet to discover their wonders, this book includes a collection of action verse, playtime and counting rhymes, all brought to life with bright illustrations.
Can't you sleep, Little Bear Little Bear can't sleep. Even with the biggest lantern at his bedside, he is frightened of the dark. But Big Bear finds a way to reassure him by taking him out to see the moon and the stars. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and famous sites of our country. Come join us on an Canadian childhood adventure! Captain Crabclaw's crew When Captain Crabclaw advertises for a fearsome crew for his new ship, the Speedy Squid, he doesn't get quite the crew he expects.
But, it's hoist the mainsail and anchors aweigh with a most unusual pirate crew. Barely in their 20s, they wrote 'It's Your Money Both sold well until their publisher went belly up. Those first two books 'Unmistakably the start of an irresistible joint talent' - The Times are on Kindle and selling quite strongly once more. It's the first of 'The Steampunk Series. And they're working on the follow up to 'It's Your Money He has one daughter, Olivia, living in England.
He realizes that he knows less now than he ever did as a teenager and is shocked to find that some of his and Chris's most outrageous, satirical flights of fancy have passed from fiction to fact. Absurdism as reality. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Learn more at Author Central. Previous page. Kindle Edition.
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