Former British infantry soldier, Andy McNab, and vet, zoologist, TV presenter and children’s author, Jess French, join forces in the first in an exciting new wildlife-themed adventure-mystery series starring a fabulous James Bond-esque mum leading a secret life and a couple of smart and adventurous kids.
Idris’ mum is 100% definitely not a spy. She works fifty hours a week at the paperclip factory so there’s just no possible way that she has any spare time to do any spying. Idris’ step-sister Lucia is absolutely convinced that Sarah is a spy. And when some very strange things happen on a family outing to the zoo and Idris’ mum is kidnapped shortly after, it seems Lucia may be right. It’s time for the kids to do some spying of their own…
Creative and talented penguin causes a stir in the Antarctic with his flipper-sewn, fashionable clothing.
Frank’s head is full of ideas. Some are brilliant, others…not so much. His penguin friends are not overly keen on Frank’s creativity, they prefer their world to be black and white. So when Frank presents his latest strange creation, a red hat, the penguins get very nervous indeed. Will Frank be able to convince his buddies that the hat is not evil or will everyone be waddling for their lives…
Liv Downing is a registered psychologist, mindfulness educator, meditation teacher, parent, and host of the podcast, ‘You Are Loved’. All of her expertise shine through in a wonderful celebration of love that is perfect for families to read together.
Presented as a robust board book that will stand up to countless readings and the demands of young hands, You Are Loved is a glorious celebration of love that delivers the timely and important message to readers of any age that they are quite simply loved no matter what.
Christmas Island is home to all sorts of incredible wildlife and plants, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. With almost two-thirds of the island a National Park, it is very much a paradise for the plants and animals that live there and Teresa Lagrange invites you to meet twelve feathered friends whilst singing along to the tune of a well-known Christmas classic.
Charlie loved everything about the sea. The seashells and seahorses, the sharks and the stingrays, the crabs and the crayfish. He loved the small waves that tickled his toes and the large waves that were great for surfing and that made the beach tremble as they crashed onto the sand. Best of all though were the whales. He dreams of the day he will see one but will his wish come true…
I cannot tell you how excited I am that Bea Black has hopped on her broomstick and has flown across the miles from Little Spellshire and soared into Australian bookshops. It is a fantastic first entry in a brand new series that little witches (and wizards) are going to love.
Welcome to Little Spellshire, place of magical children, lots of cats and the new home of Bea Black and her dad. When Bea’s dad accidentally enrols her at the School of Extraordinary Arts - a school for local witches - rather than the school for ordinary kids, Bea finds herself amongst unusual classmates, having to take all manner of spellbinding and enchanting lessons and completing homework tasks that involve venturing into the forest to find skeledrake roots…whatever they are.
‘Two esteemed writers at the height of their powers’ - Bren MacDibble and Zana Fraillon - craft an intriguing, captivating and complex tale of survival and discovery where a future society must pay the heavy price for the indiscretions of those that have walked (and destroyed) the land before them.
Phoenix exists in a world that is being pushed to the brink by excessive consumption, climate change and where an incurable pandemic is about to reek devastating consequences. Shelby Jones and her best friend Davy live in a world that is one-hundred years in the future; post-pandemic, pollution-free, post-city; where government dictates that three-hundred-and-fifty kind and ethical people exist within a fenced-off seven-hundred hectares. It is a simple and low-tech existence; farming, looking after chickens and school lessons to learn how to preserve what they have and to understand a troubling history so that they can avoid the mistakes of the past.
Milo’s Monster is the sixth title in Tom Percival’s bestselling ‘Big Bright Feelings’ series and sees Milo joining Ruby, Ravi, Meesha, Tilda and Norman in helping children understand those big emotions that can be difficult to understand and control.
Millo loves living next to his best friend Jay, they do and share everything together. When new girl Suzi moves into the house across the road things change and suddenly Jay isn’t always around to play with. Milo hates being left out and soon the green-eyed monster of jealousy is an unwanted best friend and its miserable mutterings are filling Milo’s mind with bad thoughts. Can Milo find a way to free himself from the monster and repair his friendship with Jay…
Halloween is fast approaching and that means a new batch of frighteningly good books are set to hit the shelves. First to arrive at my door is a quirky picture book from Sofie Laguna and Marc McBride.
Alby and his family are new on Pleasant Street and life is pretty good…the house is perfect, the garden is awesome - there’s even a pool - and their rather unusual pet, Delia, is slowly being trained. It would be even better if Alby had some friends. Could his favourite night of the year, Halloween, be the opportunity to bond with the neighbourhood kids or will dad and his obsession with tricks spoil everything…
As I walked along my street yesterday, I passed several piles of household items waiting for collection by the council. There was everything from tables and chairs to bikes and toys, cabinets and draws to kitchen appliances and garden tools. Definitely lots of things that could be repurposed and up-cycled.
Every room in Ella’s house was full of useless things…the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom, the bedroom, the attic, even the shed, all completely crammed full. A good clean-up, chuck-stuff-out day is the perfect idea to get the house decluttered again. As they drive to the rubbish tip with their trailer full of useless things, something strange happens. For what Ella and dad see as useless, others see a purpose, and soon everyone is hunting through the trash for a little piece of treasure…