This book is based on a story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to Aboriginal children living in Derby, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of her story. She said, "I used to live with my parents in a humpy house. My Grandmother, my aunties and even my Grandpa told me stories from ... read more
Australian Picture Books
This book is based on a story told by Mona Green, of the Jaru people, to Aboriginal children living in Halls Creek, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from the children's original paintings of the story. Mona Green said, "When my husband was a stockman, we used to go out to Nongra Lake to see if the cattle had e... read more
|Author:||Specialist Children's Booksellers|
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As far as the Fairy Queen was concerned, the Fairy-who-wouldn't-fly was lazy and so she banished her to the Woodn't, the place where she had sent all the other creatures who wouldn't do as they should. There, the Fairy-who-wouldn't-fly met many friends-the Kookaburra-who-wouldn't laugh, the Bee-who-wouldn't-live-in-a-hive, th... read more
|Series:||The Very Hungry Caterpillar|
Eric Carle's classic and much loved picture book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". It is the classic edition of the bestselling story written for the very young. A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food, getting bigger and ... read more
Pig was a Pug and Im sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way. Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens ... Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!
From the arrival of the ground staff and the pilot, through to the passengers checking in, boarding and the flight itself, this rhyming text explores the excitement of air travel for young children. Mandy Foot's uniquely Australian cast of animal characters add fun and humour.
Noni the pony is friendly and funny. Her shimmering tail is the colour of honey. She lives on a farm at Waratah Bay, and likes eating apples and carrots and hay. Would you like to meet Noni? She loves to entertain the cows and play with the hens and the ducks, and her best friends are Dave Dog and Coco the Cat. Alison Lester'... read more
Crocodiles are scary animals but not so in this picture storybook, told from the viewpoint of a very small baby croc. For ages 5+.
Who sank the boat? Was it the cow or the donkey or the sheep with her knitting? Surely it wasn't the tiny little mouse? Winner of the 1983 Australian Picture Book of the Year Award, this wonderfully illustrated book is designed for sharing aloud and will make children giggle as they guess which animal spoilt a day's rowing by... read more
A terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole one bright, sunny morning. It looks like a sausage, and the worst thing is that it lands right on his head. Our plucky little hero sets out to find who has left their business on his head. His high... read more
Dad isn't afraid of anything . . . except, that is, for one thing. While spending a day on the beach together, a small child learns that his dad isn't afraid of very much--sharks, crazy crabs, angry dogs, and giant waves don't scare him one bit. But there is one thing that Dad is afraid of and there's only one person who can ... read more
Attractively rebranded, this classic brightly illustrated Cat In The Hat Beginner Book is certain to turn even 'non-readers' into readers. Join the big and little dogs at play in this vibrant, action-packed Blue Back Beginner Book. Using a 75-word vocabulary and clear illustrations, pre-readers are helpfully introduced to the... read more
There was a wolf called Wilson Who never brushed his hair. He never washed his paws or face Or changed his underwear. Will anyone be able to persuade Whiffy Wilson to change his grotty ways for something far less stinky? Peew! Let's hope so. A fantastically funny verse from the brilliant Caryl Hart, with grubby-but-great illu... read more
In a follow-up to the delightful Bear and Chook, the two lovable characters continue their adventures. Bear and Chook are unexpected friends. Bear still likes adventure and Chook would still much rather have the quiet life! One day they decide to go and visit the sea. Chook is worried that they don't know the way and will get... read more
|Author:||Oscar Wilde and Del Kathryn Barton|
Art & Australia’s latest book project presents a new series of artworks by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by the wild energy of Oscar Wilde’s classic story The Nightingale and the Rose.
Lusciously illustrated, the book contains 20 new paintings and drawings by the Archibald winning artist to accompany the w... read more
Ever had an itch you couldn't scratch? Hairy-Nosed Wombat has one, and somebody has chopped down his favourite scratching tree! Join our marsupial hero on an itchity, scratchity adventure as he tries to find the perfect place to scratch his butt.
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|Series:||Classic Books with Holes|
Forty years after its first publication this much-loved Child's Play classic is as popular as ever. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this iconic nursery rhyme to life, and Pam Adams' fabulous illustrations lend humour and vibrancy to the proceedings. Bouncy images, innovative die cutting and favourite rhymes make Books with Hole... read more