This is the third book by the O’Hara sisters and it is something rather magical.
Frindleswylde is coming. When the eerie Frindleswylde sneaks his way into Cora and Granny’s home in the woods, he steals the light and this is a big problem. Without the light Granny will not be able to find her way home after work.
Determined to get the light back, Cora follows Frindleswylde into his icy kingdom beneath the fishpond where she must complete three Impossible Tasks. Success means the returning of the light and Granny’s safe passage home, but failure will lead to a life at the mercy of Frindleswylde as his Queen of Winter…
Found in only one place on Earth - the Southern Alps in south-east Australia - the mountain pygmy-possum is a very special little creature with a very big story to tell. Each year an amazing narrative plays out that has to be read to be believed.
High in the mountains, a little pygmy-possum must feast on enough bogong moths to survive the perilous winter when it will hide away under the snow in a nest made of moss, grass and leaves where it will rest, sleep and breed. If it can survive the harsh winter and avoid feral cats and foxes then it may just live to see another year. But will the moths make it back, with light pollution an increasing distraction, nothing is certain…
This is the third adventure with the Christmasaurus and settling down with my favourite festive dinosaur is rapidly becoming one of my favourite Christmas traditions. It is at the stage where Christmas doesn’t really feel like Christmas without an adventure with the Christmasaurus and this is possibly my favourite story yet.
The first of December and Christmas is fast approaching. At Christmas HQ - a snow ranch in the North Pole - Santa is busily going about his important duties and is carrying out a check of two very important lists…Naughty and Nice. And that’s when he spotted a very big problem.
What would you do if you found a little polar bear in the garden? Perhaps ask a couple of questions, ‘Are you lost?’ or ‘Can I help you?’.
To begin with, the new arrival - with its ‘cloud-white fur’ and ‘black paws’ - that the young boy discovers in his garden is the perfect pocket-sized houseguest and makes for a wonderful playmate. But very quickly the bear outgrows palms, pockets and hats. It is time to take him home, to raise the anchor and to set sail across huge oceans, under vast skies. A long journey awaits and at the end it will be time to say goodbye and head back home…
From Rebel Wilson, one of Australia’s most-loved stars, comes a fabulous picture book about finding your voice, overcoming your fears and the wonderful things that can happen when you are brave.
Shy little Bella isn’t like the other children in her class, whilst they are keen to voice their opinions she much prefers to sit quietly. Life would be much better if she were like her confident and loud sister Stella who loves performing and never has any problems making friends.When Bella’s mum takes her to to the local choir, it is the perfect opportunity for Bella to shine. But will she be able to find her voice…
Skunk and Badger are back for a second adventure together and this time they find much more than they bargained for on a camping trip.
All is good at the brownstone home of Skunk and Badger, they have gotten used to living together at last. Badger has moved his Very Important Rock work into the attic and Skunk busies himself cooking gourmet meals in the kitchen.
When one of Skunk’s previous neighbours, G Hedgehog, arrives in town and makes it known that he wants to steal Skunk’s favourite Book Review pages from The New Yak Times, Skunk calls for an immediate camping trip to escape this terrible news. Badger is all for the trip away with hopes of finding the missing piece for his A-Z rock wall; an agate is needed to replace the one that his mean cousin Fisher stole several years earlier.
Everything Under the Sun: A curious question for every day of the year; Molly Oldfield, illustrated by various
Everything Under the Sun began as a podcast; children would send in their questions and each week, Molly Oldfield, with the help of experts, would choose a few of them to answer. That podcast has now evolved into this epic collection of questions and answers about anything and everything.
Children love to ask questions about the world; who, why, what, where, when, how, can and so on. Having spent many years in a primary school classroom, I am no stranger to having my knowledge tested by curious children and have often used the phrase, ‘that would be really interesting to find out.’ Now I have the most awesome of non-fiction books to hand that will more than satisfy the appetite of curious young minds.
Rabbit and Bear return in another brilliant story of bravery, friendship, teamwork and standing up to bossy polar bears.
There’s a new arrival in Rabbit and Bear’s valley and he is demanding to be King. The kind and caring animals are desperate to understand their new arrival but the more they talk the angrier the Icebear gets. Before long he has claimed the valley, declared himself King and demands that the animals build him an ice palace by morning. And if they don’t…well he’ll just have to eat everyone.
When Bear cannot think of a solution to the problem, Rabbit sets off to seek out Wolf for advice. Will Wolf be able to come up with a plan or do the animals need to look within themselves for the solution to defeating Icebear…
Lost toys are part of childhood but how far would you go for the lost thing that meant the most to you? Whilst most children are settling into bed on Christmas Eve with hopes and dreams of the toys that Santa will leave, one boy is wide awake and is heading off to find the one that means more than anything in the world to him.
Dur Pig (DP) has been with Jack his whole life and is the one that has always been there for him. DP has been lost and found, faded and mended, loved and loved some more. Through the highs and lows of life, Jack could always depend on DP to comfort him and to listen. When the unthinkable happens on Christmas Eve and DP is lost, possibly forever, Jack’s world is torn apart. But Christmas is the time for miracles and strange things are happening in Jack’s bedroom… toys and objects are coming alive and one in particular is here to help.
It’s far from smooth sailing for Flash, Lady, Fergie and Maxie as the four ‘wheelie’ good friends find themselves in all sorts of bother in their second adventure together.
Flash, Lady, Fergie and Maxie have been polished and painted and are full of excitement as they set sail to begin their new lives as film stars. When a storm strikes and the friends are washed overboard they find themselves landing on a beautiful deserted island. Only the island is not empty, an old and bossy tank is convinced that a war is going on and will defend his territory at all costs. The four friends need to escape Captain Tank and get back to Mrs. Brown. But how…