Auckland Libraries: Picture books new titles

Picture books new titles

Ngā Taitara pukapuka pikitia hōu

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

The topic Kids has been added to your favourites.

The topic Kids has been removed from your favourites.

The topic Kids will be added to your favourites. What does this mean?

True
Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl  by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl

Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

Picture book

Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life -- her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her "delicate matters" and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good ...until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he's disgusting, horrid and a true a...

See more
Ojiichan's gift  by Chieri Uegaki

Ojiichan's gift

Chieri Uegaki

Picture book

A young girl finds a way to give the gift of a traditional Japanese garden back to her beloved grandfather and accept a difficult change.

See more
The lamb and the butterfly  by Arnold Sundgaard

The lamb and the butterfly

Arnold Sundgaard

Picture book

A protected lamb and an independent butterfly discuss their different ways of living.

See more
Big chickens fly the coop  by Leslie Helakoski

Big chickens fly the coop

Leslie Helakoski

Picture book

Four fearful chickens venture out to see the farmhouse, with humorous results.

See more
Where's Mrs Bear?  by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Where's Mrs Bear?

Ingela P. Arrhenius

Picture book

A hide-and-seek book for sharing with a very tiny person. Very small children will enjoy looking for the animals behind the felt flaps on each page spread.

See more
Mr Gumpy's rhino  by John Burningham

Mr Gumpy's rhino

John Burningham

Picture book

Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he’s rescuing a rhino who’s lost its parents. But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together? A madcap adventure for children, adults and rhinos...

See more
Little Juniper makes it big  by Aidan Cassie

Little Juniper makes it big

Aidan Cassie

Picture book

What Juniper lacks in size, she makes up for in heart. And her heart is dead-set on growing up and getting taller. She's tired of having to reach for the cookie jar or use a stepping stool for the toilet. Everything in Juniper's world seems to be made...

See more
Imagine that  by Jonathan D. Voss

Imagine that

Jonathan D. Voss

Picture book

On a rainy day, perfect for a pretend adventure, Hoot finds that his imagination is lost and Olive must find a way to restore it.

See more
Mr McGee and the elephants  by Pamela Allen

Mr McGee and the elephants

Pamela Allen

Picture book

Here's another adventure of Mr McGee, this time with elephants, one, two and three. A chance to perform and share the fun, so come and join in everyone.

See more
Happy!  by Mary Murphy

Happy!

Mary Murphy

Picture book

A first book of feelings for the very youngest children. Lift the flaps and explore the world of emotions in this fun, interactive board book for very young children. Mary Murphy's warm and wittily illustrated puppies provide a charming and engaging way...

See more
Peppa at the petting farm  by Mandy Archer

Peppa at the petting farm

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa is very excited for her first trip to the petting farm! She can't wait to hold and stroke all the little animals, including chicks and guinea pigs. Which animal will she cuddle next? Meet the farmer, Mrs Badger and learn all about a petting farm...

See more
Duck & Goose  by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose

Tad Hills

Picture book

Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg.

See more
Mermaid dreams  by Kate Pugsley

Mermaid dreams

Kate Pugsley

Picture book

One sunny Saturday, Pearl and her parents visit the beach. Pearl loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Pearl watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes...

See more
Nugget & Fang go to school  by Tammi Sauer

Nugget & Fang go to school

Tammi Sauer

Picture book

With a lot of support and encouragement from his minnow friend, Nugget, Fang the shark makes it through his first day at Mini Minnows Elementary.

See more
If I was the sunshine  by Julie Fogliano

If I was the sunshine

Julie Fogliano

Book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the nature of connection and relationships.

See more
The ABC kids book of machines  by Helen Martin

The ABC kids book of machines

Helen Martin

Picture book

"Tip trucks and toasters! Clocks and cranes! Machines are all around us, helping us every day. Come and explore the fascinating world of machines."--Provided by publisher.

See more
Mr Men and the tooth fairy  by Adam Hargreaves

Mr Men and the tooth fairy

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Little Miss Curious is curious about everything. So it will come as no surprise that when she hears about a child's tooth being taken by the tooth fairy she is very very curious indeed. And so she sets out to find the answer, finding some very wrong ...

See more
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...

See more
Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs  by Mo Willems

Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs

Mo Willems

Picture book

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day-for no particular reason-they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of vary...

See more
Doing the animal bop  by Jan Ormerod

Doing the animal bop

Jan Ormerod

Picture book

A text that encourages very young children to walk and talk like the animals - including waddling like a penguin, stomping like a rhino and jiving and jiggling and jumping and wiggling to the monkey bop!

See more
Mog and Barnaby  by Judith Kerr

Mog and Barnaby

Judith Kerr

Picture book

The reader is invited to lift the flaps and discover the surprises in store for Mog the cat when her household is visited by an irritating dog called Barnaby and his owner.

See more
Hurry up Franklin  by Paulette Bourgeois

Hurry up Franklin

Paulette Bourgeois

Picture book

Even though he is very slow and has many distractions on the way, Franklin the turtle manages to get to Bear's house just in time for a special event.

See more
Willie wants to wee-wee  by Murray Ball

Willie wants to wee-wee

Murray Ball

Picture book

When Willie woke up he knew what he wanted to do, and it was urgent! He considers a number of options before remembering that the toilet is where he must go. A humorous look at toilet training. On board pages. Suggested level: junior.

See more
Sally and the magical sneeze  by Simon Taylor

Sally and the magical sneeze

Simon Taylor

Picture book

Sally is sick at home in her room. But then something magical happens... she sneezes up all kinds of wacky creatures who want to have fun and games with her! It's a wild story of imagination and silliness.

See more
Peppa goes to the cinema  by Mandy Archer

Peppa goes to the cinema

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa is going to see the new Super Potato film at the cinema. Will Super Potato save the day? Peppa and her friends can't wait to find out! Find out all about the cinema in this exciting new Peppa Pig adventure, perfect for little ones visiting the cinema...

See more
My favourite monkey  by Daniel Roode

My favourite monkey

Daniel Roode

Picture book

Which monkey is your favourite? Pull down the big flaps to learn about them all and then turn the wheel to choose.

See more
My favourite kitten  by Daniel Roode

My favourite kitten

Daniel Roode

Picture book

Which kitten is your favourite? Pull down the big flaps to learn about them all and then turn the wheel to choose.

See more
Bayesian probability for babies  by Chris Ferrie

Bayesian probability for babies

Chris Ferrie

Picture book

Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning with the next installment of the Baby University board book series. Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is the perfect book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging...

See more
Who's going to bed?  by Abie Longstaff

Who's going to bed?

Abie Longstaff

Picture book

Find out who is going to bed in this soothing bedtime tale from the bestselling author of the Fairytale Hairdresser series. Meet a cheeky baby who IS NOT sleepy and wreaks havoc among the tired animals, pirates and royalty of a magical fairy-tale land....

See more
This is Gus  by Chris Chatterton

This is Gus

Chris Chatterton

Picture book

Gus is a very grumpy dog. He doesn't like much of anything, especially making new friends. So what will Gus do when a little puppy with a spring-in-his-step appears on the scene? Giggle away those grumps with This is Gus, a hilarious picture book written...

See more
Look up!  by Nathan Bryon

Look up!

Nathan Bryon

Picture book

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF. Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book from two incredible debut talents. Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived! Bu...

See more
A home for Luna  by Stef Gemmill

A home for Luna

Stef Gemmill

Picture book

When Luna washes up on a strange shore she is scared and lonely. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land, and along the way makes unexpected friends. But will she ever feel at home in a place so different from the one she remembers?

See more
Where are the yellow chicks, Spot?  by Eric Hill

Where are the yellow chicks, Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

A new series of lift-the-flap books with snuggly soft-yet-sturdy felt-flaps. Play hide and seek with Spot and discover first concepts along the way. Spot has lost his friend Little Chick! Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where Little Chick is...

See more
Where are the five frogs, Spot?  by Eric Hill

Where are the five frogs, Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

Help Spot find the missing frogs by lifting the felt flaps. Are they behind the log? No, it's three rabbits. Are they behind the bush? No, it's four birds. Where are the five frogs?

See more
Grandma McGarvey joins the scrum  by Jenny Hessell

Grandma McGarvey joins the scrum

Jenny Hessell

Picture book

"Grandma McGarvey inadvertently finds herself on the field at a country rugby match. But she copes with the situation in her usual style, winning everyone's admiration for her drive and fortitude... while at the bottom of a ruck!"--Publisher informat...

See more
The don't worry book  by Todd Parr

The don't worry book

Todd Parr

Picture book

Todd Parr brings his trademark bright colors and bold lines to his new book about things that might make kids worry--from loud news, to loud neighbors or a big day at school. With his signature humor and instantly recognizable style, Todd speaks out to...

See more
My new red car  by David Minty

My new red car

David Minty

Picture book

Two friends discover a trail of destruction as they search for their missing car. They find flattened cars, cars embedded into houses, even cars tangled in power lines! As the search unfolds, they suddenly come face-to-face with the culprit.

See more
Billy and the dragon  by Nadia Shireen

Billy and the dragon

Nadia Shireen

Picture book

Whilst at a fancy-dress party, something terrible happens, Billy's loyal sidekick Fatcat is kidnapped by a fire-breathing dragon. Uh-oh! But luckily for Fatcat, Billy won't stand for that, off she goes on a brave rescue mission... Join Billy for a fa...

See more
Untitled  by Timothy Young

Untitled

Timothy Young

Picture book

A coatimundi and a capybara (or is it a porcupine?) take the lead in this silly story with a twist ending.

See more
47 strings  by Becky Carey

47 strings

Becky Carey

Picture book

A mother describes her baby daughter Tessa's Down syndrome in terms her seven-year-old son can understand.

See more
There's a lion in my cornflakes  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

There's a lion in my cornflakes

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

When Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! If you ever see a packet of cornflakes offering a free lion, ignore it! This is the hai...

See more
What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?  by Emma Chichester Clark

What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?

Emma Chichester Clark

Picture book

"What shall we do now, Blue Kangeroo?" asks Lily - but Blue Kangeroo doesn't know, so he says nothing. Everyone is too busy to help her, so she does some drawing, all by herself. Blue Kangeroo is most impressed. When it starts to rain, she has only him...

See more
Marcel's parcels  by Kate Hindley

Marcel's parcels

Kate Hindley

Picture book

It's a bright sunny morning on Treacle Street, and Marcel the postman's trolley is FULL of parcels. Join him on his rounds to find out who they're all for- and lift the flap to find out what's inside!

See more
Ready, steady, bake!  by Adam Hargreaves

Ready, steady, bake!

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Are you ready for the mischief and mayhem of a Mr Men Baking Contest?! It's time for the Summer Fete Baking Contest and the Mr Men and Little Miss are all getting ready to compete. Little Miss Neat has measured all her ingredients very carefully, whilst...

See more
Black dog = Kulī 'Uli  by Pamela Allen

Black dog = Kulī 'Uli

Pamela Allen

Book

Na'e nofo fakataha 'a Kulī 'Uli mo Kilisitina 'i ha ki'i fale na'e ofi ki ha voatā. Na'á na kaungāme'a lelei 'aupito"--Page 4 of cover.

See more
Dinosaur farm  by Frann Preston-Gannon

Dinosaur farm

Frann Preston-Gannon

Picture book

"Jack and his pet dino-dog get up early each morning to tend to the duties on the dinosaur farm. First the pterodactyl eggs need collecting. Then the triceratops need to be let out to graze. Of course the diplodocus need a good scrub after their mud bath...

See more
Marley and the great Easter egg hunt  by John Grogan

Marley and the great Easter egg hunt

John Grogan

Picture book

When the irrepressible pup accompanies her family to the annual community Easter Egg Hunt, she mistakenly conducts a very messy search through the stores in the town square.

See more
The journey home  by Frann Preston-Gannon

The journey home

Frann Preston-Gannon

Picture book

"A lone polar bear decides that he can’t stay in the arctic as the ice is melting around him and he is hungry. He builds a boat and sails across the oceans picking up other endangered creatures along his way; an orangutan who is surrounded by tree stumps;...

See more
Dinosaur vs. bedtime  by Bob Shea

Dinosaur vs. bedtime

Bob Shea

Picture book

A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.

See more
Saving Emma the pig  by John (John G.) Chester

Saving Emma the pig

John (John G.) Chester

Picture book

When Emma the pig arrives at the Apricot Lane Farm, she is about to give birth to piglets. But she is also sick, and after her seventeen babies arrive, Emma is unable to care for them. Taking care of seventeen piglets and a sick mama pig are a challenge...

See more
Moonwalkers  by Mark Greenwood

Moonwalkers

Mark Greenwood

Picture book

When Apollo 11 blasts off for the moon, the whole world is watching. On the other side of the planet, Billy, Mickey and Buzz decide to be astronauts too.

See more
Penny and Penelope  by Dan Richards

Penny and Penelope

Dan Richards

Picture book

With wacky, meta-humor and sly girl-empowerment subtext, Penny and Penelope explores themes of teamwork, friendship, and acceptance. Two girls have a play date and introduce each other to their two dolls: Penny and Penelope. They each have a different...

See more
Kites  by Simon Mole

Kites

Simon Mole

Picture book

The day that David moved to Fivehills, The first thing he noticed was the kites. Little kites, big kites; Eagle kites, pig kites; Golden Frog kites with car headlights for eyes; Mirror kites singing the sky back at itself… David knows that to fit in ...

See more
Anne's feelings  by Kelly Hill

Anne's feelings

Kelly Hill

Picture book

Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes that showcase Anne’s wide array of feelings, including happy, brave and, of course, the depths of despair. Each feeling...

See more
Anne's alphabet  by Kelly Hill

Anne's alphabet

Kelly Hill

Picture book

Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes of the most recognizable moments from Anne of Green Gables, including nosy neighbor, freckles, kindred spirits a...

See more
Untraditional you  by Mallory Belville

Untraditional you

Mallory Belville

Picture book

One couple dreams of becoming a Mommy and Daddy, but when things do not go as planned, they will stop at nothing to make their wish of having a baby come true. With the help of science and in vitro fertilization, they will finally receive the miracle...

See more
This is a dog  by Ross Collins

This is a dog

Ross Collins

Picture book

Uh-oh! An excitable (but very loveable) dog has found his way into this First Animals book and he will NOT let any of the other animals take their turn. Dogs are far more important, after all! And when the other animals get angry, this dog comes up with...

See more
Ravi's roar  by Tom Percival

Ravi's roar

Tom Percival

Picture book

Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within... Being a tiger is great fun at first - tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won't share or play...

See more
Gorilla Gardener  by John Seven

Gorilla Gardener

John Seven

Book

Gorilla Gardener secretly drops seeds throughout the city in an effort to create a green, natural environment that everyone can enjoy.

See more
Sam and Dave dig a hole  by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave dig a hole

Mac Barnett

Picture book

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find...nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all.

See more
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed  by Eileen Christelow

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

Eileen Christelow

Picture book

A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.

See more
Daisy the digger  by Peter Bently

Daisy the digger

Peter Bently

Picture book

Meet Daisy the digger--Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow her as she learns all about her role as a construction vehicle and what her job entails. This sweet story explores Daisy's journey of discovery as she learns all about herself and ...

See more
Dylan the dump truck  by Peter Bently

Dylan the dump truck

Peter Bently

Picture book

Join Dylan the dump truck as he learns all about becoming a construction vehicle at the Whizzy Wheels Academy. The story explores his journey of discovery--he learns not just about his purpose but about himself. He must overcome a challenge and learn...

See more
The hole idea  by Beth MacDonald

The hole idea

Beth MacDonald

Picture book

Finnian Jones lived in a house brimming with books. One morning, Finnian woke up eager to create a story of his own. Follow Finnian's journey as he takes his Gran's advice and "digs deep" to find his own ideas. Along the way he discovers much more than...

See more
Llamaste & friends  by Annabel Tempest

Llamaste & friends

Annabel Tempest

Picture book

Join Llamaste as she helps her friends become happy and calm by teaching them yoga. With free downloadable guided relaxation audio and poster! Llamaste is a llama who likes to practise yoga. Join her in this funny, sweet story as she helps Tiger calm...

See more
Every child a song  by Nicola Davies

Every child a song

Nicola Davies

Picture book

When you were born, a song began... So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled...

See more
Max's dinosaur feet!  by Lana Spasevski

Max's dinosaur feet!

Lana Spasevski

Picture book

Max has Dinosaur Feet. He must not wake the baby. Stomp! Stamp! Smash! Oh dear...How can he and his family keep their feet quiet, and the baby asleep?

See more
Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs. Missing treasure!  by Giles Andreae

Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs. Missing treasure!

Giles Andreae

Picture book

Flinn is at school looking in the art cupboard, when he stumbles upon Captain Stubble, a real live Pirate Captain. He tells Flinn that his ship, the Acorn, has been stolen and that he needs Flinn to rescue it.

See more
There's only one you  by Kathryn Heling

There's only one you

Kathryn Heling

Picture book

You're different from everyone else and it's awesome! This book celebrates all the things that make you special. From the way you look to the activities you enjoy, there's no wrong way to be yourself. Do you like sports, art, spelling, or math? Do you...

See more
Abigail and the birth of the sun  by Matthew (Author) Cunningham

Abigail and the birth of the sun

Matthew (Author) Cunningham

Picture book

"Exploration of the big bang theory and the birth of our solar system for young children, all wrapped up in a bedtime story. Join Abigail on a magical night-time adventure to discover how the sun, moon and planets came into being"--Publisher informat...

See more
Hungry Jim  by Laurel Snyder

Hungry Jim

Laurel Snyder

Picture book

When Jim wakes up one Tuesday morning, he doesn't feel like eating his pancakes. In fact, Jim doesn't feel like Jim. He feels rather, well, beastly. But he is hungry. Very hungry.

See more
TinyTail and the lost treasure  by Alison Ritchie

TinyTail and the lost treasure

Alison Ritchie

Picture book

Beneath the silvery waves, nestled in a kaleidoscope of colourful coral, lies the magical Kingdom of Coralia. This is where the FurFins live: TinyTail, StarTail, CherryTail and a host of underwater creatures including clown fish, Giggle and Hee-hee, Cariad...

See more
The gift that I can give  by Kathie Lee Gifford

The gift that I can give

Kathie Lee Gifford

Picture book

God, will you show me the gift that I can give. As I grow and love and learn how to live. Help your children discover that they don't have to wait until they are grownups to make the world a better place! The Gift That I Can Give helps children find ...

See more
Molly and the whale  by Malachy Doyle

Molly and the whale

Malachy Doyle

Picture book

Molly and Dylan wake up one morning to find a whale washed up on the beach. Molly’s dad shows them how to care for the whale as they wait for the tide to come in. Molly sings to calm her, while the children and their friends work together to keep her...

See more
Grown-ups never do that  by Davide Calì

Grown-ups never do that

Davide Calì

Picture book

Grown-ups never misbehave, cheat, talk with their mouths full, or complain--despite ample evidence to the contrary.

See more
Get me out of this book  by Kalli Dakos

Get me out of this book

Kalli Dakos

Picture book

Max, a skittish bookmark, learns to conquer his fear of books by using rules and tools inspired by the Navy SEALs.

See more
Hello, friend!  by Rebecca Cobb

Hello, friend!

Rebecca Cobb

Picture book

Hello Friend! tells the story of one relentlessly big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on befriending a certain little boy. And why wouldn't he want to be friends with her? She's very good at sharing – in fact, she insists on it,...

See more
A home in the snow  by Peter Bently

A home in the snow

Peter Bently

Picture book

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. It's a big day for Bramble - it's his birthday! The only trouble is, his woodland friends seem to have forgotten all about...

See more
Baby food  by Stefanie Paige Wieder

Baby food

Stefanie Paige Wieder

Picture book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text present the many ways babies eat.

See more
Baby play  by Skye Silver

Baby play

Skye Silver

Picture book

Illustrations and easy-to-read text portray babies playing with their loved ones.

See more
Night, night  by Mojca Dolinar

Night, night

Mojca Dolinar

Book

Bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book that stimulates a baby's developing coordination and vision. The perfect introduction to a good bedtime routine. Join Little Bunny after a busy day to get ready for bed. Eye-catching illustrations in black...

See more
Ready, steady, race!  by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Ready, steady, race!

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Book

A bouncy, rhythmic story, packed with noises to shout out loud - essential for young vehicle lovers! With art by the bestselling illustrator of How to Grow a Dinosaur. Welcome, welcome, champion racers, Mighty motors, speedy chasers. Who will win this...

See more
Naughty Narwhal  by Emma Adams

Naughty Narwhal

Emma Adams

Picture book

Narwhal is the most mischievous little creature in the sea. Wherever she is, she's always up to something. And, one day, Narwhal sees all of her friends having a party and realises they didn't invite her. Oh no- what will Narwhal do? This warmly funny...

See more
Macca's makeover  by Matt Cosgrove

Macca's makeover

Matt Cosgrove

Picture book

Macca the Alpaca desperately wants to be cool, just like his friends. Will a new hair-do cut it? Maybe a trip to the gym will work out? Or perhaps he needs the latest accessories? Macca's makeover shows him what it is that makes him truly special.

See more
Up and down  by Sue author. Nicholson

Up and down

Sue author. Nicholson

Picture book

It's a lovely sunny day, and Peppa and her family are going on a picnic in the countryside. So off they go on their bikes, to their favourite picnic spot. Let's hope Daddy Pig can keep up! Lift the flaps to explore the world around them and find out all...

See more
Ten minutes to bed  by Rhiannon Fielding

Ten minutes to bed

Rhiannon Fielding

Picture book

Splash the mermaid loves exploring the ocean and making new friends... but will she get to bed on time? Written specifically for bedtime, this story is full of shimmering fish, dancing crabs, a friendly whale... and one adventurous little mermaid! Weaving...

See more
Fly  by Jess McGeachin

Fly

Jess McGeachin

Picture book

Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too. But not everything that's broken can be fixed.

See more
Ella and the ocean  by Lian Tanner

Ella and the ocean

Lian Tanner

Picture book

Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn’t rained for years and years and years. One night, Ella dreamt of the ocean...

See more
Dear Grandpa  by Kate Simpson

Dear Grandpa

Kate Simpson

Picture book

Grandpa, did you know that if you rub a needle with a magnet, one end will point to the north and the other end to the south? In the south there's an apartment building 160 metres tall. From the balcony, you can see the entire city. There are cinemas...

See more
Argh! There's a skeleton inside you!  by Idan Ben-Barak

Argh! There's a skeleton inside you!

Idan Ben-Barak

Picture book

Quog and Oort are on their way to Kevin's birthday party. Unfortunately, their spaceship has crashed. Pick up this book to lend them a hand! An interstellar exploration of hands and what's inside them, from the award-winning creators of the internati...

See more
My dad is a dragon  by Damon Young

My dad is a dragon

Damon Young

Picture book

From the award-winning author/illustrator duo Damon Young and Peter Carnavas comes a rip-roaring picture book celebrating dads everywhere. Some dads pull billy carts painted blue and black. But my dad is a dragon. I sit upon his scaly back! All dads ...

See more
John Williamson's My Dad snores  by John Williamson

John Williamson's My Dad snores

John Williamson

Picture book

From one of Australia's most iconic singer-songwirters, John Williamson, comes this hilarious family song, with a special new verse, brought to life by award-winning illustrator Peter Carnavas. What are we going to do? You dad, does he snore too? My dad...

See more
My body  by Donovan Bixley

My body

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

"When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Learn the words for parts of your body and practise in both English and te reo Māori"--Back cover.

See more
Monsters come out tonight!  by Frederick Glasser

Monsters come out tonight!

Frederick Glasser

Picture book

Trick-or-treat! Open the doors to find monsters getting ready for a night of Halloween fun. All of the monsters are getting ready for the big Halloween bash in this rhyming board book. Lift the flaps to reveal Dracula brushing his fangs, witches combing...

See more
How do you dance?  by Thyra Heder

How do you dance?

Thyra Heder

Picture book

A playful picture book that urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake. There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your...

See more
Twinkle, twinkle dinosaur  by Jeffrey Burton

Twinkle, twinkle dinosaur

Jeffrey Burton

Picture book

This sleepy dino board book is a prehistoric twist on the popular bedtime lullaby, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!" "Twinkle, twinkle, dinosaur/how I like to hear you roar./Stomping through the trees so high,/as your friends fly through the sky." A r...

See more
Together we can!  by Caryl Hart

Together we can!

Caryl Hart

Picture book

The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one is quite precious and that includes YOU!

See more
Moon cow = Cān̐da aura gāya  by Kyle Mewburn

Moon cow = Cān̐da aura gāya

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

Illustrated children's story.

See more
The eleventh sheep = Gyārahavīṃ bheṛa  by Kyle Mewburn

The eleventh sheep = Gyārahavīṃ bheṛa

Kyle Mewburn

Book

Illustrated children's story about a girl who counts sheep when she can't sleep.

See more
Maisy's Christmas presents  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's Christmas presents

Lucy Cousins

Book

Invites young readers to lift-the-flaps, pull-the-tabs, and turn-the-wheel to see what kinds of presents Maisy has given her friends.

See more
Auckland Libraries:New titles Check out the latest new titles in fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, audiobooks, Māori, and community language books.