A mother cradles her newborn child and sings a gentle lullaby: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living My baby you'll be. With a simple text and luminous illustrations, this book is a tender affirmation of enduring love that children will carry with them throughout their lives.
Hairy Maclary causes mayhem at the cat show but, guess who wins the prize for the Scruffiest Cat? Winner of the 1992 AIM Children's Picture Book of the Year Award. This book has also attained accreditation as a Premium New Zealand Bestseller, Platinum.
With child-like smiling stick figures, bold, brilliant colour and upbeat text, picture-book creator Todd Parr has captured what it means for a family to belong together. In a sensitive, kid-friendly way Parr focuses on different types of families. 'We belong together because... you needed someone to help you grow healthy and strong, and I had help to give. Now we can grow up together.' Parr's quirky artwork and eternally optimistic - yet never saccharine - books are truly irresistible, for both grown-ups and kids.
After a bad asthma attack Maddie spends the summer holidays at her grandparents' house. As usual, her mother is very overprotective, so Maddie is thrilled to meet Poppy, a flower fairy, out in the woods. Poppy only has one wing so she can't fly, but soon she and Maddie are having lots of fun together. When Poppy's best fairy friends Primrose and Daisy disappear, Maddie and Poppy set off into the woods to track them down. But book fairies, dream fairies and tooth fairies have mysteriously vanished too - and Maddy soon finds herself ... read more
Choo, choo! All aboard with Poppy Cat for a fun-filled train ride. Hold on tight as the train chugs off, goes underneath the bridge and pulls in at the station! With a 'choo choo' soundchip to press on every page, these books encourage lots of noisy fun. Young readers will love getting the chance to join in the story.
Are you good around animals? Being a vet isn't just about cuddling cute kittens - and this book tells it how it is! Packed with 'creature feature' facts and a real-life account of 'a day in the life of a vet', it'll teach you everything you need to know about working with animals. This book is beautifully designed and features full-colour artwork as well as photos from the Royal Veterinary College, giving a true sense of what it's like to train as a vet.
Winnie the Witch always travels by broomstick. There are no traffic lights or jams, just empty sky. But she starts bumping into things - helicopters, hang gliders, tall buildings. So she uses her wand to turn her broomstick into strange and wonderful things - that's when the trouble really begins.
Working closely with the author of the highly acclaimed 'Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life', writer David Larsen has produced a readable, exciting book aimed at young readers in the 9-14 age range. The book tells the story of the young Ed Hillary growing up in the Waikato, his increasing love of climbing and the outdoors, his early climbs and growing reputation, then the Everest expedition and the ascent on Mt Everest itself. It describes in gripping fashion the successful assault on the summit by Hillary and Tensing Norga... read more
There's bad news in the paper and war on the TV. Ziggi, an aspiring rockstar, is wondering why he was ever born at all, when the answer to his question miraculously appears in the form of a spectacular, all-flying, all-singing little stallion! Ziggi is whisked away for the ride of his life.
The first ever Noddy adventure is lovingly republished in a sturdy, larger format hardback. Noddy Goes to Toyland tells of Noddy's first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toy Town. This beautiful new hardback edition of the very first Noddy adventure tells of Noddy's friendship with Big-Ears and how he came to live in Toy Town. A fantastic book to treasure.
Featuring irresistible images from the FilmFair animated TV series, this activity book is packed with puzzles, games and things to make and do, centred around everyone's favouite bear, Paddington. Keep out of mischief with Paddington in this entertaining puzzle and play book. Brimming with activities, jokes, games, puzzle and including a pull-ut door hanger and postcard to fill in, hours of fun are guaranteed!
When Daisy gets left with a babysitter for the first time, she eats up her mum's note and tells Angela that she usually has ice-cream and chips for tea, never gets has a bath, and always stays up watching videos till midnight. 'Really?' asks Angela. 'Really, really', fibs Daisy. But what will happen when Mum comes home? If you liked Eat Your Peas, you will really, really like this book! Now readers can join in with this read along CD, read by Jenny Eclair.