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​Grow your little one’s imagination and understanding with our latest picture books. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Little Miss, big sis  by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Little Miss, big sis

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Picture book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow Little Miss as she learns to be a wonderful big sister.

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There's a hedgehog in my pants!  by Amy Harrop

There's a hedgehog in my pants!

Amy Harrop

Picture book

"In this outrageously funny, far-fetched and ultimately kind-hearted story about a hedgehog who has moved in, uninvited, to a cosy new home, a boy gets more than he bargained for during a family camping holiday"--Publisher information.

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The big row your boat adventure  by Scott Pearson

The big row your boat adventure

Scott Pearson

Picture book

"A modern take on the classic rhyme Row, Row, Row Your Boat with three brave adventurers setting off on an epic journey from the South Pole to the North Pole, on their way they encounter lots of animals, including whales, turtles and sharks. Row row row...

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Bestest friends.

Bestest friends.

Picture book

It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school. It's art class at the School of Roars, and the monsters have a fun project to do. But Wufflebump feels left out when his best friend Meepa is partners with Yummble....

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Show and tell.

Show and tell.

Picture book

It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school. It's Show and Tell day at the School of Roars, and all the little monsters have brought in their favourite things from home. Wufflebump accidentally creates chaos...

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I'm not grumpy!  by Steve Smallman

I'm not grumpy!

Steve Smallman

Picture book

At the edge of the forest lives one grumpy mouse. He's the grumbliest and grouchiest mouse for miles around. Until he meets a little lost badger, who desperately needs his help. A heartwarming tale about the happiness that comes from making friends.

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Animal pants  by Giles Andreae

Animal pants

Giles Andreae

Picture book

Have you ever wondered what kind of pants honey bees wear? What about iguanas? Or even piranhas?

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Just read!  by Lori Degman

Just read!

Lori Degman

Picture book

Rhyming text celebrates reading in its many forms as it follows a diverse group of children who read wherever and whenever they can.

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The road that trucks built  by Susanna Leonard Hill

The road that trucks built

Susanna Leonard Hill

Picture book

"Join the ride as a team of adorable vehicles work together to build a new road in this fresh, cement-mixing spin on the classic nursery rhyme, "The House That Jack Built." -- from Amazon.

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Anzac Ted  by Belinda Landsberry

Anzac Ted

Belinda Landsberry

Picture book

For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. And while he never won a medal, and now doesn't even attract a single vote at classroom Toy Shows, if only everyone looked a little deeper: 'They'd see a hero, plain as day,...

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Mog and Bunny and other stories  by Judith Kerr

Mog and Bunny and other stories

Judith Kerr

Picture book

Mog and Bunny: Mog loves Bunny. But one day Mrs Thomas says she is going to throw Bunny in the dustbin!

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Can I come too?  by Brian Patten

Can I come too?

Brian Patten

Picture book

A very small mouse decided it wanted to have a very big adventure. I'll go and find the biggest creature in the world, it thought. Along the way it meets many different animals and when at last they find the biggest creature, the little mouse feels a...

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Ten fat sausages  by Elke Zinsmeister

Ten fat sausages

Elke Zinsmeister

Picture book

Rhyming text and illustrations count backwards from ten sausages to none. Features die-cut pages.

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My grandad marches on Anzac Day  by Catriona Hoy

My grandad marches on Anzac Day

Catriona Hoy

Picture book

A small girl goes to the pre-dawn Anzac Day service with her father where they watch her grandad march in the parade. This is an excellent introduction to this highly venerated ceremony and poignantly addresses the sentiments aroused by the memory of...

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The very lonely firefly  by Eric Carle

The very lonely firefly

Eric Carle

Picture book

A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies. Suggested level: junior.

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Mog the forgetful cat  by Judith Kerr

Mog the forgetful cat

Judith Kerr

Picture book

"Mog always seems to be in trouble with her forgetfulness, but one night it comes in very handy"-Jacket.

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Old Russian Jack  by Tania Atkinson

Old Russian Jack

Tania Atkinson

Picture book

Russian Jack is a swagman who carries a gigantic sack around the country. What is in his sack? Based on a true character who lived in Wairarapa, New Zealand.

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Easter surprise  by Aimée Chapman

Easter surprise

Aimée Chapman

Picture book

The Easter Bunny delivers Easter eggs to everyone, but at the end of the day there is a surprise waiting for him.

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Please, please save the bees!  by Janey Jones

Please, please save the bees!

Janey Jones

Picture book

In this book, join Poppy and her friends as they discover why the bees have gone missing from Honeypot Hill. Without the bees there will be no more delicious strawberries, tomatoes, peas or honey treats. What can Princess Poppy do to save the bees?

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William wakes up  by Linda Ashman

William wakes up

Linda Ashman

Picture book

William asks his animal friends, one after another, to awake from hibernation and prepare a celebration for a special friend who has been away all winter.

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Party for Dads  by Adam Guillain

Party for Dads

Adam Guillain

Picture book

Get ready to do your best dad dancing and celebrate Father’s Day with this joyful rhyming picture book. Children and adults swap places in this hilarious follow up to School for Dads. Full of fun and silliness, this is the perfect picture book gift f...

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The princess & the pea  by Anna Milbourne

The princess & the pea

Anna Milbourne

Picture book

Peep through the pages to follow the story of a prince and his unexpectedly perfect fairytale princess.

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Calm with the very hungry caterpillar  by Eric Carle

Calm with the very hungry caterpillar

Eric Carle

Book

When the Very Hungry Caterpillar gets anxious, he takes a moment to breathe and calm himself.

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Snow White  by Dan (Illustrator) Taylor

Snow White

Dan (Illustrator) Taylor

Picture book

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The little yellow digger treasury  by Betty Gilderdale

The little yellow digger treasury

Betty Gilderdale

Picture book

Five best-loved stories in one collector's treasury.

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George and the noisy baby  by Mandy Archer

George and the noisy baby

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa and George are haing a sleepover at Cousin Chloe's house. Soon everyone is fast asleep... apart from baby Alexander!

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Peter saves the day!

Peter saves the day!

Picture book

Stealing Old Brown's glasses is really not a good idea, but silly Squirrel Nutkin just can't resist! Luckily his good friends Peter Rabbit, Benjamin and Lily are around to help him find them before the angry owl tracks him down.

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The diggers are coming!  by Susan Steggall

The diggers are coming!

Susan Steggall

Picture book

The diggers are coming! The diggers are coming, with massive metal mouths. Their teeth are tearing at the ground and their tracks trudge round and round and round. Follow all the people and vehicles involved in building a house - from the wreckers coming...

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That's not my robot--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my robot--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Including many different surfaces and textures which promote interaction with the book, this latest title in the 'Touchy-Feely' series encourages young children to explore many different topics. In this children are feeling the robot.

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All join in  by Quentin Blake

All join in

Quentin Blake

Picture book

Rhyming stories which invite the reader to join in with the enjoyable noise choruses.

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Mog's bad thing  by Judith Kerr

Mog's bad thing

Judith Kerr

Picture book

Mog doesn't realise that the flappy floppy thing that has replaced her garden is in fact a marquee put up for a cat show. Soon curiosity takes over and Mog makes a spectacular entrance, winning the show as a result of her acrobatics.

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Diez deditos de las manos y diez deditos de los pies = Ten little fingers and ten little toes  by Mem Fox

Diez deditos de las manos y diez deditos de los pies = Ten little fingers and ten little toes

Mem Fox

Book

Rhyming text compares babies who, although born in different places and in different circumstances, each have ten little fingers and ten little toes.

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三個强盜  by Tomi Ungerer

三個强盜

Tomi Ungerer

Book

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诺瑞捉迷藏  by Brigitte Weninger

诺瑞捉迷藏

Brigitte Weninger

Book

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晚安, 诺瑞  by Brigitte Weninger

晚安, 诺瑞

Brigitte Weninger

Book

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一块砖的力量  by Giuliano Ferri

一块砖的力量

Giuliano Ferri

Book

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每一件善良的事情  by Jacqueline Woodson

每一件善良的事情

Jacqueline Woodson

Book

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哎呀! 糟糕  by Andrea Tsurumi

哎呀! 糟糕

Andrea Tsurumi

Book

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豆腐  by 郝廣才

豆腐

郝廣才

Book

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胎內記憶  by 左野加奈代

胎內記憶

左野加奈代

Book

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Bambi the blind alpaca  by Jan Lummis

Bambi the blind alpaca

Jan Lummis

Picture book

"A story about a missing alpaca and his blind brother, Bambi, who suddenly had to fend for himself without his life-long companion and paddock-mate, Charisma, to lead him around. Bambi frets with only sheep for company, and refuses to eat. Can a new ...

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Ron the royal guard  by Deano Yipadee

Ron the royal guard

Deano Yipadee

Picture book

"Ron finds himself in a spot of bother when he needs to leave his post. Can the corgis help Ron, and fool the Queen? This gleeful tale will delight young and old." --Back cover.

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Super Sloth  by Robert Starling

Super Sloth

Robert Starling

Picture book

Never fear, Super Sloth is here to save the day... eventually!

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Doodle Cat wears a cape  by Kat Patrick

Doodle Cat wears a cape

Kat Patrick

Picture book

He can perform all kinds of superhero acts, like catching humans when they fall from trees and firing furballs at top speed. But will Doodle Cat's superpowers work when his friend is sad? Maybe he'll have to try something new. Filled with Doodle Cat'...

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Mouse's first spring  by Lauren Thompson

Mouse's first spring

Lauren Thompson

Picture book

A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.

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What makes my mum happy  by Tania Cox

What makes my mum happy

Tania Cox

Picture book

A sweetly appealing gift book that explores the joy of being a child, and of being a mum.

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Humperdink our elephant friend  by Sean Taylor

Humperdink our elephant friend

Sean Taylor

Picture book

When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children's playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he's not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children's favou...

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Animalicious  by Anna Dewdney

Animalicious

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

An introduction to the alphabet that features make-believe animals, including the Anonymouse, Kangarude, and Rocktopus.

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A kiss for you  by Patricia Hegarty

A kiss for you

Patricia Hegarty

Picture book

Children will love turning the flaps to see how the baby animals interact with their parents in this cute little board book, perfect for sharing!

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Honey & Leon take the high road  by Alan Cumming

Honey & Leon take the high road

Alan Cumming

Picture book

Determined to keep their dads safe on their trip to London, two dogs disguise themselves and follow them and end up secretly guiding them out of a dense Scottish fog.

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Hope  by Matthew Cordell

Hope

Matthew Cordell

Picture book

As a family grows, so does its capacity for love, for dreams, and for hope. Two lions celebrate their grandchild and express all the ways this new life has expanded their world, and the hope they hold for his future. A companion to Matthew Cordell's ...

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One springy day  by Nick Butterworth

One springy day

Nick Butterworth

Picture book

Celebrate 30 years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends. The fox is playing hide-and-seek with Percy and the animals of the park. He's got a great hiding place in Percy's workshop but hasn't noticed that there is a pot of strong glue d...

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Don't close your eyes  by Bob Hostetler

Don't close your eyes

Bob Hostetler

Picture book

Children have a lot of fun packed into a day, and they don't always want it to end. Award-winning author Bob Hostetler capitalizes on this by challenging little ones to keep their eyes open, no matter how heavy their eyelids may get. The soft rhymes ...

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Peppa pig and the muddy puddles.

Peppa pig and the muddy puddles.

Picture book

When it begins raining, Peppa is excited by the prospect of muddy puddles, but the rain soon turns into a flood and Peppa makes the most of it.

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