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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
The Green Fish of Ngahue
   
The Green Fish of Ngahue
The Green Fish of Ngahue tells the story of Pounamu, the green stone found in the rivers of the South Island of New Zealand.
By Ron Bacon; Illustrated by Mary Taylor (3-7 years)
code: 11195
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
Sleeping Beauty
   
Sleeping Beauty
Princess Rose us cursed to fall asleep for one hundred years on her fifteenth birthday. Only true love's kiss will wake her. Will Sleeping Beauty's true love save her before times runs out?
By Amanda Askew; Illustrated by Ayesha L. Rubio (3-5 years)
Big, Bad Bunny
   
Big, Bad Bunny
Big Bad Bunny is a hilarious tale of one bunny and his naughty ways.
(0-5 years)
code: 1040980
Little Lost Penguin
 
Little Lost Penguin
There's an egg on the ice and it's about to crack! When a fluffy little penguin chick hatches out, he doesn't know what he will find in the big, wide world. Will there be adventure, or is he in for some scary surprises?
(3-5 years)
code: 1009440
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, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumps over the moon. Charming retelling with rhyming text and beautiful, hand-stitched illustrations make this an ideal book for parents and young children to share.
Illustrated by Kate Toms (0-5 years)
code: 1040985
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
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
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
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: 494849
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
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: 534928
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
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
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.
(0-5 years)
code: 1040977
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)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
A delightful bedtime story about a small mouse who dreams of the twinkling stars. Rhyming text and beautiful, hand-stitched illustrations make this an ideal book for parents and young children to share.
By Kate Toms (3-5 years)
code: 288292
The Short-Sighted Giraffe
  
The Short-Sighted Giraffe
Giraffe can't see very well. But when her animal friends make her a pair of glasses, she decides she would look silly with them! Instead of wearing them, and to prove to her friends she doesn't need glasses, Giraffe starts putting on protective clothing to stop her hurting hersel...f every time she trips up or stumbles.
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By A. H. Benjamin; Illustrated by Gill McClean (3-5 years)
code: 1009437
All About Allosaurus: A funny prehistoric tale about friendship and inclusion
  
All About Allosaurus: A funny prehistoric tale about friendship and inclusion
Everyone loves T. Rex. She's the favourite of the dinosaurs and everyone only ever talks about her. Well Allosaurus is fed up - he's going to write a book all about himself. But will he include anyone else?
By Greg Gormley; Illustrated by Dean Gray (0-5 years)
code: 1040984
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: 1008412
Follow That Tiger
  
Follow That Tiger
Children will love these beautifully illustrated tales. Perfect for sharing at story time and ideal for boys and girls. Readers can try to spot Tiger as he slinks through the jungle. Catch him if you can!
(2-6 years)
code: 1040989
Astromouse: A Story About Pursuing Your Dreams
  
Astromouse: A Story About Pursuing Your Dreams
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: 1008410
The Three Little Pigs
    
The Three Little Pigs
Three Little pigs build three little houses. Meanwhile a hungry wolf seeks a tasty snack... or three! Will the three little pigs manage to outwit the big bad wolf?
By Saviour Pirotta (3-5 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
A New Friend for Mouse
  
A New Friend for Mouse
Children will love these charmingly illustrated tales. Perfect for sharing at story time, these captivating tales are for both boys and girls. A New Friend for Mouse is a funny, heart-warming story all about friendship.
(2-6 years)
code: 711954
Incy Wincy Spider
  
Incy Wincy Spider
Incy Wincy Spider is climbing up the spout. Down comes the rain and washes Incy out. Out comes the sun and dries up all the rain, so Incy Wincy Spider climbs up the spout again. Lively illustrations, together with gentle humour and charming rhymes will engage and amuse little on...es and adults alike.
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By Kate Toms (2-5 years)
code: 288290
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
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