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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
Toucan Can!
  
Toucan Can!
Toucan can do lots of things. Toucan dances, Toucan sings. Toucan bangs a frying pan. Can YOU do what Toucan can?
By Juliette MacIver; Sarah Davis (3-5 years)
code: B19239
Roadworks
 
Roadworks
A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids."Plan the road. 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 detailed 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
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
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
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
Sports are Fantastic Fun!
 
Sports are Fantastic Fun!
A witty picture dictionary of the world's most popular sports
By Ole Konnecke (3-5 years)
code: B19240
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
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
If I Was a Banana
  
If I Was a Banana
This boy's-eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads. It is simple and funny but resonates long afterward, and begs to be read again.
By Alexandra Tylee; Illustrated by Kieran Rynhart (3-5 years)
code: B19231
Morgan Goes to Nowhere
  
Morgan Goes to Nowhere
One day Morgan wakes up and can't find his favourite toy. When he can't find it Morgan decides that if his toy isn't anywhere, it must be Nowhere.
By Richard Fairgray; Tara Black; Terry Jones (3-5 years)
code: B19254
Morgan Goes to Sleep
  
Morgan Goes to Sleep
Morgan cannot sleep, so embarks on an epic mission to find Sleep, collecting snores, counting sheep and yawning along the way.
By Richard Fairgray; Tara Black; Terry Jones (3-5 years)
code: B19255
Te-Ika-a-Maui/The Fish of Maui
   
Te-Ika-a-Maui/The Fish of Maui
Peter Gossage's famous Maori myth about discovering Aotearoa's North Island is now a bilingual Maori-English edition, featuring Merimeri Penfold's translation. Maui's jealous brothers don't want him to come fishing with them. But clever Maui catches the best fish of all.
By Peter Gossage; Edited by Merimeri Penfold (3-5 years)
code: 1023304
Te Hopu a Maui i a te Ra/How Maui Slowed the Sun
   
Te Hopu a Maui i a te Ra/How Maui Slowed the Sun
Faced with very short days and very long nights, Maui comes up with a plan to slow the Sun's passage through the sky. Peter Gossage's much-loved retelling of this famous Maori myth has captivated young children for generations.
By Peter Gossage; Edited by Merimeri Penfold (3-5 years)
code: 1023305
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)
100 People
  
100 People
It's time to start playing hide and seek! Are you ready? Find the pirates, the kings, the schoolchildren and more,
By Masayuki Sebe (3-5 years)
code: 430392
10 Little Friends
 
10 Little Friends
Olly is waiting for all of his friends to arrive. Count along as each of them turn up and see all of the awesome adventures they have together. With a fun counting element, 10 Little Friends is the perfect book for story time.
(3-5 years)
code: 1040979
Aleph
  
Aleph
A funky large-format first book of words and pictures
By Janik Coat (2-6 years)
code: 940601
Always There Bear
 
Always There Bear
Whether you're at the beach or hiding inside on a rainy day; whether you're having tea with a friend or reading a book by yourself; whether you're happy and bouncing or grumpy or sick, it's always nice to have an always there bear.
By Trudi Granger; Illustrated by Gareth Llewhellin (3-5 years)
code: B19243
Astromouse
 
Astromouse
When Pip the mouse learns that the moon is made of stinky cheese, he has a big idea - he's going to be an Astromouse! Beautifully illustrated, QED Storytime introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories.
Illustrated by Steve Smallman (3-5 years)
code: B19201
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
The Best Party in the World
 
The Best Party in the World
Little Mouse is ready to party! But she's in for a big surprise when guests from all over the world arrive on her doorstep. Join the celebration in this fun-filled story, all about welcoming new friends.
(3-5 years)
code: 1040977
Big Bad Bunny
 
Big Bad Bunny
Big Bad Bunny is a hilarious tale of one bunny and his naughty ways.
(3-5 years)
code: 1040980
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
A Book is a Book
 
A Book is a Book
This book asks 'what is a book?' It celebrates books and reading. Although 'told' from a child's view, it captures the value and magic of books felt by all voracious readers.
By Jenny Bornholdt; Illustrated by Sarah Wilkins (3-6 years)
code: B15283
Bruno
  
Bruno
Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that make life good.
By Catharina Valckx; Illustrated by Nicolas Hubesch; Translated by Antony Shugaar (3-7 years)
code: B19232
Christmas Llama
 
Christmas Llama
She dreamed of cosy scarves and playing in the snow all day. And what Lucy really wanted was to help pull Santa's sleigh! Lucy Llama lives up in the sunny hilltops, but she longs to visit the North Pole and be just like a reindeer! Will Lucy get her Christmas wish? Find out in th...is festive tale that shows you should never stop dreaming.
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By Stephanie Moss; Illustrated by Katya Longhi (3-5 years)
code: B19207
Daisy Dinosaur Gets Lost
 
Daisy Dinosaur Gets Lost
When Rex has to watch over his little sister Daisy he isn't very happy about it. He starts telling Daisy what to do - sit over there, stand on one leg - and she does it! But when he tells her to get lost he regrets being mean to his sister - will he ever find her again? This is a...n adorable story about two dinosaur siblings. It is written by an award-winning author. It comes with supporting notes and discussion points for parents and teachers.
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By Steve Smallman; Illustrated by Daniel Howarth (3-5 years)
code: B19205
Disney Junior Doc McStuffins: As Big As A Whale
 
Disney Junior Doc McStuffins: As Big As A Whale
Follow Doc and her friends in this adorable Little Treasures book, Disney Junior Doc McStuffins's As Big As A Whale.
Adapted by Andrea Posner-Sanchez; Illustrated by Mike Wall; Original author Chris Nee (3-5 years)
code: B18142
Elepants
 
Elepants
Join the animal fun in this rhyming picture storybook as Ellie the elephant learns an important lesson about pants and growing up. Written by Joshua George and illustrated by Jennie Poh, Elepants teaches boys and girls ages 3+ that no matter how big your 'elepants' are, someone's... always got bigger ones!
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By Joshua George; Illustrated by Jennie Poh (3-5 years)
code: B19245
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