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.
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
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
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.
This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it, North to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo. This is our town. Let us share it with you.
In a follow up to the delightful Bear and Chook, the two lovable characters continue their adventures in Bear and Chook by the Sea. 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 do... read more
"May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong." Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
|Awards:||Winner of Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award 2002. Shortlisted for APA Design Awards: Scholastic Best Designed Children's Book 2003.|
Monday Morning: Slept. Afternoon: Slept. Evening: Ate. Scratched. Night: Ate. A typical day. Don't be fooled. This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles unknown creatures, runs her own digging business, and most difficult of all - trains her humans. She teaches them when she would like carrots, when ... read more
Joey is sleeping curled up in Mums pouch. Koala is resting on a limb like a couch. Turtle is dreaming far out in the sea. Cockatoo is yawning high up in a tree. Ill stay close-by all through the night. So sleep well, my small one. I love you ...I love you ...I love you ...Sleep tight. Join all the animals as they settl... read more
Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But as she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits. A monkey takes the banana, an ostrich the guava, a zebra the orange, an elephant the mango, a giraffe the pineapple, an antelope the avocado and a parrot the passio... read more
Tyrone is a terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex! Well, he would be terrifying if he didn't have such a sore tooth. Will Tyrone be saved from starvation? And if he is, will the other dinosaurs be saved from Tyrone?
Dinosaur sweet, dinosaur grumpy. Dinosaur spiky and dinosaur lumpy. Dinosaurs of every size shape, colour and personality thunder through the pages of this fun-filled book of opposites. Whether short or long, ferocious or friendly, there's a dinosaur here to captivate everyone. The infectious rhythm of the bold rhyming text w... read more
In this classic Australian story, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. But all the other bush animals have a plan to save him. They trick the dingo into using mud, feathers, flies, bugs and gumnuts in his wombat stew, and the result is a stew the dingo will never forget!
"In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to play. Moose had marvellous antlers and Lion, a golden mane. Zebra had fantastic stripes and Sheep...well, Sheep was plain." When four friends encounter a cranky bear, Moose, Lion and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up... read more
The farmyard is full of very noisy animals and one quiet ladybird. When Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a cunning plot to steal the fine prize cow, it's this tiniest, quietest creature who saves the day. Spot the glittery ladybird on every page of this wonderful rhyming tale. Julia Donaldson is the author of The Gruffalo.
Bear and Chook are best friends. But while Bear likes adventure, Chook prefers the quiet life. One sunny day by the pond, Chook lets himself get drawn into Bears wild ideas with disastrous results! A wonderfully warm read-aloud story about the adventures of two very different friends.
Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close ...so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides he's had enough and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunn... read more
Thirty-six years after publication this much-loved classic is still as popular as ever. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this much-loved nursery rhyme to life, and Pam Adams's illustrations lend humour and vibrancy to the proceedings. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must fo... read more