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I am So Clever
   
I am So Clever
In this retelling of a classic fairytale, the big bad wolf is back, all dressed up in Grandma's nightie-but it's not having quite the effect he was hoping for One glorious day the wolf meets Red Riding Hood strolling through the woods. She looks a clever girl, but the wolf knows ...who is the cleverest. He has a plan to outwit her. But this little girl is not so easily duped. And the wolf finds unexpected hazards in wearing a frilly petticoat in the deep dark woods.
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By Mario Ramos (2-6 years)
code: 968346
Look, a Butterfly!
  
Look, a Butterfly!
Look! A white butterfly! Flit and flutter through the blue sky. The butterfly comes to rest on a flower, and-pop-the flower opens. Pop! Pop! Pop! All the flowers open: red, blue yellow, pink, orange... Flutter flit through the sky. The butterfly lands on a cat, and ... meeeo...ow! Let's play! Look, a Butterfly! is a simple, appealing board book for babies told in shapes and colours.
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Illustrated by Yasunari Murakami; Translated by Cathy Hirano (0-2 years)
code: B19212
Mahiara (Te Reo version of Roadworks)
  
Mahiara (Te Reo version of Roadworks)
The Te Reo version of the boisterous NZ Book Awards finalist picture book 'Roadworks'. Plan the road. Mark it on the map! Roadworks takes the reader through all the stages of making a road; from planning to construction to driving on the finished road, the full journey is detaile...d for young and curious minds with a rhythmic text and bright illustrations.
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By Sally Sutton; Brian Lovelock (2-6 years)
code: 988552
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
  
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
The iconic first Hairy Maclary book, which introduces Hercules Morse, Bitzer Maloney, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm and of course the famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldon's Dairy. The six dogs go out for a walk, but little do they know that Scarface Claw, the t...oughest tom in town is lurking round the next corner.
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By Lynley Dodd (2-6 years)
He Wa Moe, Kiwi Pakupaku
  
He Wa Moe, Kiwi Pakupaku
Maori-language champion Stacey Morrison has translated Little Kiwi's bestselling lift-the-flap pukapuka! Kua tae ki te wa e moe ai a Kiwi Pakupaku, engari kei hea ia? Whaia tana Kokara, ka kimi haere i a ia i te ngahere o Aotearoa. A favourite lift-the-flap adventure in the etern...ally popular Little Kiwi series of storybooks, now available in te reo Maori. Kua tuhi pakiwaituhi a Bob Darroch mo te nuinga o tona oranga. Kua whakamahia ana mahi toi mo nga taputapu takaro, nga tapaepae, nga manatunga, kari whakaahua, niupepa me nga moheni, puta noa i te ao. No te tau 1999 i timata ai tana tuhi pukapuka ma nga tamariki. No te tau 2001 ka puta mai te tuatahi o ana pukapuka Kiwi Pakupaku, a, neke atu i te tekau pukapuka kua whai mai. I te tau 2015 ka whakawhiwhia a Bob ki te Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved book, mo Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark. Kei Temuka, Arowhenua a Bob raua ko tana hoa wahine a Ruth e noho ana. Na Stacey Morrison i whakamaori, he pai nga pukapuka Kiwi Pakupaku ki ana tamariki tokotoru.
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By Bob Darroch (2-5 years)
code: 1058804
Ma Wai e Hautu
   
Ma Wai e Hautu
A te reo Maori board book edition of this core Gecko Press backlist title, "Who's Driving?" A new play on the fable of the tortoise and the hare. This is a picture book for drivers of all ages.aoeSimply told, with a minimum of fuss, Who's Driving? is a good example of less is mor...e... For best results, tackle at full throttle.a The Age (Australia)aoeA joyous ride for any pre-schooler in love with the fast and the furious.a Dominion Post (NZ)
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Illustrated by Leo Timmers; Translated by Karena Kelly (2-6 years)
code: 1046968
Pipi Kiwi
  
Pipi Kiwi
Ahea RAWA pao ai te hua?This Maori-language story is for all children eagerly awaiting a new sibling. 'Kia oho a Pipi, ka pekepeke ia?' 'E kao, Kiwi Iti, taria te wa.' He korero ataahua mo te tatari kia puta, kia tupu te pepi hou. Ma nga tama me nga kotiro nohinohi e tatari ana k...ia tae mai to muri iho. Also available in English, titled Kiwi Baby.
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By Helen Taylor (2-7 years)
code: 1032794
A Day with Dogs (Hardback)
 
A Day with Dogs (Hardback)
What do dogs do all day? Dogs on skis, dogs in vehicles, dogs in the kitchen. Features a cast of funny dog characters enacting everyday scenes. A large interactive book full of new words to learn, made with thick tear-proof pages. In the style of Richard Scarry.
By Dorothee De Monfreid (0-5 years)
code: B19211
Little Hector and the Big Idea
  
Little Hector and the Big Idea
"Little Hector schemes to stop his bay being spoiled with bottles, bags, and dangerous tangling nets"--Publisher information.
By Ruth Paul (2-7 years)
code: 987048
Kei Hea a Spot?
  
Kei Hea a Spot?
Our favourite puppy is celebrating his 30th birthday this year and his classic first adventure is once more available in Maori. Join Sally, Spot's mum, on her search to find where the mischievous puppy is hiding.
By Eric Hill (2-6 years)
code: 97742
Kiwi Baby
  
Kiwi Baby
Will the egg EVER hatch? This is a story for all children eagerly awaiting a new sibling. 'When Baby wakes up, will she hop and jump?' 'Not yet, Kiwi Iti, these things take time.' Helen Taylor's gentle text and exquisitely detailed illustrations show that growing a family takes p...atience and love, but is oh-so-worth the wait. Also available in a te reo Maori edition, Pipi Kiwi.
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By Helen Taylor (2-7 years)
code: 1030914
Little Hector Meets Mini Maui
  
Little Hector Meets Mini Maui
In the sparkling third adventure of Little Hector, our daring hero meets his special Maui cousins and learns about friendship. Little Hector is off on a holiday to meet his rare and special cousin, Mini Maui. For the first time in his life, Hector is the BIGGER dolphin. But Mini ...thinks he's BOSSY. Will they ever be friends? The third story in award-winning author Ruth Paul's Little Hector series introduces readers to the world's smallest and rarest dolphin species - and shows that friendship isn't about size, it's about sharing.
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By Ruth Paul (2-7 years)
code: 1058008
Who's Driving?
   
Who's Driving?
A bestselling and much-loved Gecko Press title now in board book A new play on the fable of the tortoise and the hare. This is a picture book for drivers of all ages.aoeSimply told, with a minimum of fuss, Who's Driving? is a good example of less is more... For best results, tack...le at full throttle.a The Age (Australia)aoeA joyous ride for any pre-schooler in love with the fast and the furious.a Dominion Post (NZ)
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By Leo Timmers (1-4 years)
code: 1058097
Row Row Row Your Boat & Other Rhymes
  
Row Row Row Your Boat & Other Rhymes
A charming collection of well loved rhymes, including Row, Row Row your Boat and many more. With adorable illustrations to delight children and adults alike
(0-2 years)
code: 1104532
Bear's Magic Moon
 
Bear's Magic Moon
Little Polar Bear is afraid of the dark. He won't even go outside to see the moon with his dad. Come and see how brave a bear can be in this magical, moonlit story.
(0-5 years)
code: 467411
Storytime: Digger & Lew
 
Storytime: Digger & Lew
Lollopy Lew the hare wants the cabbage patch all to himself, but Digger the mole wants it, too! Who will win the race and eat all the vegetables? Are Digger's legs really as fast as Lollopy Lew's?
By Malachy Doyle; Illustrated by Daniel Howarth (0-5 years)
code: 1103467
Counting for Kiwi Babies
  
Counting for Kiwi Babies
Count from one to ten in English and Maori. Features native birds, including the fantail, hoiho, kakariki, morepork and the kiwi.
By Fraser Williamson; Matthew Williamson (0-2 years)
code: B19259
The Big Sad Wolf and The Mean Little Pigs
  
The Big Sad Wolf and The Mean Little Pigs
Beautifully illustrated and simple stories for young children and parents to enjoy. A fresh take on a classic fairy story.
(2-6 years)
code: 1054981
My Pictures After the Storm
    
My Pictures After the Storm
With its funky format, clever rhymes and funny images, My Pictures after the storm is a witty and inventive take on before and after.
Illustrated by Eric Veille (2-6 years)
code: 717275
Everyone Walks Away
   
Everyone Walks Away
A beautiful, multi-layered picture book about loneliness, exclusion and belonging Frank feels lonely when everyone walks away. Tilly, Paul and Milan are having fun. Frank cries tears into a pan and then adds sugar, and cooks and stirs for hours. Frank has made jam, his very own r...ecipe. He will now invite the others for afternoon tea. "The people are so small on the large spreads, the surroundings are diffuse, the colours melancholic. Even the objects are on their own. Leaves drop like tears. A gate, a fence, a cul-de-sac; all become barriers, excluding. There's not a word, not a detail too many," August Prize jury.
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By Eva Lindstrom (2-6 years)
code: 943491
The Jungle Book
 
The Jungle Book
Join Mowgli as he learns the ways of the jungle. Meet the friends that help him, from Baloo to Bagheera and even some friendly wolves. But beware as Shere Khan the tiger is never far away....
(0-5 years)
code: 1040981
Hey Diddle Diddle
 
Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey diddle diddle is a wonderful Title from Kate Toms. Charming Rhymes with Illustrations.
Illustrated by Kate Toms (0-5 years)
code: 1040985
Aleph
  
Aleph
A funky large-format first book of words and pictures
By Janik Coat (2-6 years)
code: 940601
Fun with Words
 
Fun with Words
Enjoy this beautifully illustrated Word book that will nurture your child's development and encourage early learning skills. Featuring lift-the-flaps, children will love guessing what object is underneath.
(0-2 years)
code: 1040988
How the Rhino Got His Skin
  
How the Rhino Got His Skin
Retold from the Rudyard Kipling Original
Illustrated by Ela Jarzabek (2-6 years)
code: 1056367
Park
 
Park
Young children will love this bright board book that will teach them first words on several of their favourite topics! Fun and colourful illustrations by best-selling preschool author Jeannette Rowe.
By Jeannette Rowe (0-2 years)
code: 982102
Little Beginners - My First Animals
  
Little Beginners - My First Animals
Children will love learning their first words about animals!
(0-2 years)
code: 1104531
Valdemar's Peas
  
Valdemar's Peas
A warm and funny book with a cheeky big brother at the centre of a very familiar situation
Illustrated by Maria Joensson; Translated by Julia Marshall (0-5 years)
code: 1079706
By the Sea
  
By the Sea
Children will love learning their first words about the sea! This series of small board books is perfect for introducing litle ones to their first words on everday topics. The soft padding means they are easy for small hands to hold and the fluorescent colours makes these books v...ibrant and fun.
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By Fhiona Galloway (0-2 years)
code: B19220
My first Food
  
My first Food
Children will love learning their first words about food! This series of small board books is perfect for introducing litle ones to their first words on everday topics. The soft padding means they are easy for small hands to hold and the fluorescent colours makes these books vibr...ant and fun.
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By Fhiona Galloway (0-2 years)
code: B19215
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