The baby wants breakfast so Malcolm gets out of bed to get started. Then in comes Toby. And Una and Toto, then Alicetheyre hungry too. And Conrad from next door and his sister Ruby! Everyone has a request for breakfast. But who is taking notice of the baby? The Longes... read more
PUBLICATION APRIL 2018
What a delightful celebration of a chaotic family breakfast! Baby awakes, demanding "toot". The wonderfully patient Dad juggles varied demands for food and drinks as children, neighbours and friends wander in and out of the kitchen. ... read more
Here is a counting book like you've never seen: featuring Donovan Bixley's most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi `Wheels on the Bus' and `Old MacDonald's Farm'. Look out for the milkshake-making cow, the All Black lambs, the cute pink ski-bunny, and the col... read more
Nibbles the pony loves to gallop and splash and prance. But who will play with him? Hedgehog is sleepy and his friend Tui is flying high.
But who is this coming across the paddock? Maybe he has someone to play with after all...
Meet wetapunga, long-time resident of Gondwanaland, Planet Earth.
Learn about the modest, unassuming lifestyle of this ancient insect -- what it eats, where it lives, how it keeps safe and defends itself.
Intensely rich illustrations and a measured, poetic voice beautifully capture its real-life story.
What's at work? Here's a clue:
It will clear the ground for you.
Bulldozer! Coming through!
This is the follow-up to Roadworks that will delight tiny truck enthusiasts. It's an engaging, interactive text that asks r... read more
PUBLICATION MARCH 2018
In ancient times in Aotearoa, there was a beautiful lake in which there dwelt two monstrous taniwha. Their names were Whataitai and Ngake. Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break fr... read more
NZ Picture Books
|Series:||Allis the Little Tractor|
|Reading Level:||3 to 6|
|Awards:||Winner of the Best First Book Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016|
Just imagine how Allis feels when her best friend Toby brings his Uncle to see her. 'I think Allis is thirsty, let's find her something to drink' Allis' heart jumped. 'I am thirsty, I am thirsty,' she cried. Let the adventure begin!
Combining charming illustrations with clever wordplay, ‘A to Z with the AB’s’ is sure to delight All Blacks fans of all ages as well as providing a fun and interesting way to learn. The book is fantastic inspiration to engage with children, discussing how... read more
Chased to the depths of the bottomless blue,
What does a tiny Jellyfish do?
Jellyfish is quietly crooning in the shallows, when knife-nosed Swordfish swooshes, races and chases her, down, down, down, deep into the dark blue sea.
At that moment, stealthy Squid ... read more
Jellyfish thought, Jellyfish thrummed. “I drift and I dream,” she quietly hummed.
A hungry swordfish decides Jellyfish would make a tasty meal but, as he chases her to the depths of the ocean, a stealthy squid stretches a tentacle, tussling and tossing Swordfish in the d... read more
This is the delightful story of Herb, a Kiwi bird who dreamed that he could fly. With the encouragement of his best friend Lola the ladybird, he embarks on a pilgrimage to learn how. With determination and self- belief he circumnavigates the globe, travelling as fa... read more
Hare is in a bit of a bother. He had a really good idea, but now he's lost it. Fantail, Tomtit and the rest of Hare's friends try to help, but nothing works...until Hare has another idea.
A delightful story about friendship and loyalty.
More than 20 years after publication of the classic NZ story, The Bantam and the Soldier, Jennifer Beck and Robyn Belton have joined forces again to produce another heartwarming story from the First World War. This time it's the true story of Otago's Alexander Aitken and t... read more
The violin was my companion in this dug-out; I slept with it by my side. In 1915 Otago soldier Alexander Aitken was on a troopship bound for Europe to fight in the Great War. Given a violin won in a shipboard raffle by an old school friend, Alexander passed the time by pr... read more