Appearances do not define a person, sometimes we have to take a look inside to fully understand ourselves.
Born in the South Pacific, Lupe doesn’t look like the other girls at her Australian school. She has curly black hair like her dad, deep chocolate eyes like her mum, and brown skin that glistens under the sunlight. When her classmates ask questions, Lupe doesn’t have the answers. Mum does though. Lupe may not look like her peers but she is much more than just her appearance. She is a daughter, a big sister, a friend; She is kind, helpful, fearless and funny; She is brave and smart; She is special and beautiful. She is Lupe, and the world needs to know it…
Greetings mortals! A third Loki book. Another read from the Gods. In the hands of Louie Stowell, this series just gets better and better and better.
Loki is still very much in need of moral improvement before being allowed back into Asgard and with Heimdall and Hyrrokkin needing a break from their childcare duties, Odin’s favourite son, Balder, is coming to God-sit. Sharing qualities of divine godliness, a bromance blossoms between Badler and Thor. With Loki out in the cold and according to Balder, beyond redemption and should be sent to enteral snake torture as soon as possible, Loki is in dire need of some divine intervention of his own.
Little dog goes in search of big dreams in sweet canine caper.
Michael the sausage dog is by far the most talented pooch in Snuffles-by-Sea. No other dog has the paw-er to read minds. Teaming up with Stanley Big Dog, the local talent competition is the paw-fect opportunity to show the world his amazing ability. He’s got the sequinned waistcoat and the glittery bowtie; nail the act and Hollywoof awaits. But cracking into show business is no walkies in the park and it’ll take more than just mind-reading to go from underdog to top pup…
Barrington Stoke work with some of the best authors and illustrators in the children’s book business, crafting exceptional stories that cater for a wide range of reading interests and ages. Sure to grab the attention of avid readers, the focus on high interest, low ability makes titles an excellent choices for reluctant readers too. Wonderfully accessible with manageable chapters, dyslexia-friendly font, page tint and spacing, and illustrations to bring stories to life, reading confidence, stamina and enjoyment levels will rapidly increase. Barrington Stoke offer something for every child and ensure everyone can be a reader, a very happy one at that!
Kate Foster is back with another paw-some and emotionally-intelligent book with her tried and tested trio of family, friendship and dogs coming up trumps once again.
It’s the school holidays and eleven-year-old Oli would really like to be spending it at home, eating pizza and designing a house on his favourite app. Instead, his mum is carting him off to Heroes Club so he can learn about his emotions and become more socially aware. Oli’s mood lifts when he spots a dog disappearing into an abandoned building. Sighting the dog more often, he knows it needs help. With the building scheduled for demolition and the adults not listening, a plan is needed. Can Oli and the other children become unlikely heroes and save the day…
One of the most memorable and important moments in a young life - the first school dance - is the catalyst for drama, tension and self-discovery in another spunky graphic novel from a winning trio.
Beth and Chanda are buzzing for the upcoming school dance and are determined to make it the best night ever. All they need are show-stopping dresses and boys to take them. But with nothing worth wearing and not a sniff of a date in sight, the only thing they are close to finding is disappointment. Time is tight and if they’re going to make it a night to remember, Beth and Chanda need to find their groove, and quickly…
The world can feel very big and incredibly scary when you are small. But with friends, in all forms, anything is possible.
Living in the land of the giants, teacup-sized Ember has a lonely existence until he stumbles upon friendly sea turtle Lua. Whisked away to the Island of Lost Creatures, a new and better life beckons. Except it doesn’t. Surrounded by strange and unfamiliar sights, mean classmates, stormy weather, holed up in a battered and leaky boat and with a rock for a mate, life is terrible.
The fun, games and competitive spirit are in full swing as Willa and Woof return for the fifth time in another adorable read that is paw-fect for kids who love friendly competition, dogs, quirky old people and cakes.
Willa is excited for her upcoming gymnastics competition but with only some home-made equipment to practice on things are not exactly going smoothly. Before that, there’s the Tournament of the Ages - a day of friendly contests between the children of Hibiscus Gardens Primary and the elderly residents of Sunset Views Retirement Village. With routines to master, an event to organise and a mean girl to stand up to, Willa will be counting on the support of her best friend Tae and her best-old-aged-friend Frank more than ever…
Feathers are all in a flap at the office as one chook just won’t fit in with the crowd in a quirky and humour-filled story from Melbourne-based author/illustrator Jess McGeachin.
Newspaper under one wing, briefcase under the other, business chickens cluck their way towards another day at the office. Smartly attired, punctual and serious about their work, they are exemplary employees. Fran was a little bit different. She wore brightly coloured scarfs, ran on her own time and did not like being serious. Fran is not a good business chicken. But maybe she doesn’t have to be because every chook has the potential to peck their own path in life…
Let me let you into a big sea-cret…the ocean is filled with floating moustaches.
Take a careful look into the ocean and you will see all kinds of fish. There are big fish and little fish, round fish and long fish, fast fish and slow fish, colourful fish and plain fish. You can even find fish with a light on their head and those with a great big sword for a nose. But what about fish with a moustache? Yep, look hard enough and you’ll find some of those too…