Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defini... read more
Aotearoa: The New Zealand story is an impressive illustrated history by children’s writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop. Beautiful to behold, each page contains a myriad of small details, snippets of information that build to give the reader a wealth of inf... read more
Find out all about Ancient Egypt in this beautifully illustrated and innovative Lift The Flap book. Learn what Ancient Egyptians wore, what's inside a pyramid, how a mummy is made and much much more by lifting the flaps and discovering the secrets hiding underneath!
Have you ever seen a picture book with two titles and two covers, that can be read from back to front? Follow Firefly in his search for a flashing light and turn back at the end of the book to find the second storyline about Rabbit's escape.
Tiny Mr Miniscule longs to see a big blue whale - the biggest animal ever. A wee man, a whale of a time, and a whopping big surprise! This timeless Polish children's classic is finally available in English.
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide.
But as Morrigan awaits ... read more
Nevermoor is the word that’s been on everyone’s lips over the last few months. Australian author Jessica Townsend's children’s book was pitched by her agent at last year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, where it creat... read more
A book about language, play, and the relationship between words and images, If Apples Had Teeth is graphic, smart, silly, and surreal all at the same time. Language and thought come to life as counterfactuals and possibilities are conjured and proposed. The heart of the book beats ... read more
If apples had teeth, they would bite back. If trees were pink, they would be nevergreens. This silly, inventive picture book illustrated by the outstanding graphic designer of the protopsychedelic era will make your brain turn somersaults. Each page presents a counterfactual... read more
Annual 2 contains all-new material for 9 to 13-year-olds. The result is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past – all in one beautiful package.
Alongside familiar names publishing for children – Gavin Mouldey, Sarah ... read more
As a brother and sister imagine their bedtime stories, Maira Kalman paints a fantastic picture of the creative world of children. Full of wild invention, peopled by characters familiar and outlandish, it is a world of wonders. Full-color illustrations.
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, when it is dark, I call to my sister: “Lulu, Lulu, Lulu. Wake up. I can’t sleep. Tell me stories.” “Oh, no,” says Lulu from far away. “Not again,” and shuffles over to my bed. What kinds of stories do two sleepy children s... read more
Crocodile Tears is a 1956 children's story from the famous graphic designer and illustrator Andr� Fran�ois that tells how to catch a crocodile by going to Egypt. And it tells how to get a crocodile home, and even what happens after that! A smart, fun, gorgeous classic!
Andr� Fran... read more
|Awards:||Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Award 2009. Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Picture Books 2009.|
Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However, the weather soon turned ... read more
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7|
Someones stealing nuts from the forest and its up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! Unfortunately, solving this crime means standing in the snow and waiting for a long time...If only he had an assistant - someone small, fast and clever - to help solve ... read more
Gecko Press produce excellent books for younger readers, and they have a knack for finding those quirky tales that will make you smile and have children laughing, commiserating and cheering for their favourite story friends. An early chapter book series, wit... read more
Bernie the bear and Flora the duck have been best friends for a long, long time. They enjoy the same things and love to work together in Bernie’s garden, where he grows the most beautiful flowers. But one day, Flora arrives at Bernie’s house to find that his flowers have a... read more