Checkout the latest titles from our EK Books for kids range – Great Stories, Great Characters, Great Message. For all EK Titles, teacher notes, videos and resources, see the EK Books dedicated website: EKBooks.org

 

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Upside-Down Friday

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Due for release 7th April 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

Hugo the monkey doesn’t like Upside-Down Fridays. His routine is the wrong way round, and school is a scary place full of uncertainty. However, with just a small gesture of friendship and understanding from Maddie the giraffe, Hugo begins to feel braver.

Upside-Down Friday reflects how helping others and accepting change can reduce childhood anxiety. With its emotive language and unique ‘upside-down’ illustrations, it is the perfect resource for building emotional resilience in children.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820850 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10 in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Growing Pains

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Due for release 7th April 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

When Finn’s family plants a tree in their backyard, he feels responsible for it and worries the little sapling is cold, hungry or lonely. He tries to share his breakfast with it, offers it his scarf, and keeps it company. Just after going to bed, his nightlight goes out and Finn is plunged into darkness. But when he sees his tree standing tall and brave in the moonlight, it inspires him to be brave as well. A touching story about curiosity, empathy, care of the environment, and overcoming fears.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820522 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10 in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

The Art of Words

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Due for release 7th April 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

Words are everywhere! In this fun and interactive story about the magic of words, you’ll meet ugly words, colourful words, and words that just need a friend. The imaginative illustrations show a young boy and girl playing with words; stretching them, squashing them, colouring them, and sewing them together to reflect their meaning. Engaging, entertaining and educational, this unique ‘language through adventure book’ will inspire young readers to appreciate the joy of making stories from words.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820843 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Tomorrow Girl

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A Tale of Mindfulness

Coming February 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

Catch up with a girl called Tomorrow —you better be quick because she’s always in a hurry! ‘You’ll catch up with the next day if you keep rushing,’ says Tomorrow’s mother. But when Tomorrow meets worrywart Yesterday and trips over thoughtful Today, her whole world begins to slow down.

Tomorrow Girl is a quirky tale delivering a timely reminder about the importance of mindfulness and what can happen when we allow ourselves time to be in the moment amidst a modern-day rush. It’s brimming with wonderful teachable moments for children to reflect on how they can be more mindful in their everyday lives and discover new friendships just by being in the moment.

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Specifications: 9781925820362 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full colour

Turning Cartwheels

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When trying to fit in leaves you in a spin

Coming February 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

Emma is desperate to join queen bee Carly’s Cartwheel Club. Week after week Emma lines up for a try-out, only to be told that she hasn’t made the cut. When Emma is finally accepted, she finds that Carly’s rules and requirements take all the joy out of cartwheeling, and being part of the gang isn’t as awesome as she expected.

Turning Cartwheels cleverly explores the subtle, underhanded social bullying conducted by so-called ‘frenemies’ that is so often experienced by primary school-aged girls.

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Specifications: 9781925820515 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour

Courageous Lucy

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The Girl Who Liked to Worry

Coming February 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

Lucy worries about everything. She’s so skilled at worrying that she worries about things no one else even thinks about!

When a school musical is announced, Lucy wants to be part of it but is scared try out. Then, her teacher finds a part especially for her. Lucy stands proud and tall to be the best tree she can, even as her knees knock and her tummy ties in knots. Lucy’s bravery will show children everywhere that it’s okay to be worried, and they can still embrace opportunities!

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Specifications: 9781925820775 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour

Hector and His Highland Dancers

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Out now in ANZ, due for release in US, CA, UK March 2021. 

An Australian chicken breeder, Mr McFowler, fails to win competitions with his prized chicken, Hector, because of Hector’s habit of pecking noses, especially judges. However, playing his Scottish records in his shed one day, Mr McFowler he discovers Hector has another talent: highland dancing. Mr McFowler sees an opportunity and has Hector train the other farm chickens to form a very popular highland dancing troupe which performs at Australian Shows and woos audiences at the Edinburgh Tattoo.

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

Specifications: 9780648652892 | Hardback | 245 x 245mm / 9.5 x 9.5in | 40 Pages | Full Colour

Monkey Mind

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Out now in ANZ, due for release in US, CA, UK March 2021. 

Piper’s monkey is a happy little creature – until he sees Piper is trying to do something new! Without warning, he becomes horrible and mean and chatters and screams for her attention!

Piper must find a way to control her monkey, to make him stop spoiling all the things she wants to do! That should be easy – right? After all, everyone else has tamed their monkeys!

But what happens when she uses up all the monkey taming suggestions? What will her monkey do then?

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

Specifications: 9780648256380 | Hardback | 245 x 245mm / 9.5 x 9.5in | 32 Pages | Full Colour

Evie is all Ears

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Out now in ANZ! Available February 2021 in the UK, US and CAD. 

Evie is all Ears introduces the story of Evie, the Bilby. Evie is deaf, but one day a way comes along for her to be “all ears” – will she be able to accept help to hear again?

Following the story of a Bilby is a gentle, sensitive way to explain deafness, and its isolating effects, to young children. Explore this topic in comfort with this beautifully illustrated book set in the Australian landscape.

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

Specifications: 9780648652823 | Hardback | 245 x 245mm / 9.5 x 9.5in | 32 Pages | Full Colour

A House of Mud

Available in ANZ now!

Coming January 2021 to US/CAD and UK. Pre-order now!

Once there was just air and grass and mud. Now it has turned into a real house.

Building a mudbrick house is an adventure for everyone – Mum, Dad, kids and even Tess, the family dog! Heading out to the block to help make bricks and seeing their house take shape week by week is such great fun that the children decide Tess needs her own house too…

With warmth, sensitivity and liveliness in words and pictures, this book recreates the fun – and work! – of a special family experience: building your own unique house. A House of Mud will delight children and parents/carers alike with its vibrant illustrations and loving tales of family life.

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

Specifications: 9780648256328 | Hardback | 245 x 245mm / 9.5 x 9.5in | 32 Pages | Full Colour 

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Tree Beings

We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just ‘silent statues’, it focuses on four big ideas:

  • Trees give life to the planet.
  • Trees can help save us from climate change.
  • Trees are like beings.
  • Trees need our help and protection.

Along the way, you’ll meet some of the scientists and explorers who helped uncover the mysteries of the world’s oldest living things. You’ll encounter the eccentric British professor who travelled the world for seventy years telling people how trees can save us, and you’ll learn about the 9-year-old-boy who has a plan to plant a trillion trees to save the planet!

You’ll also learn the science behind trees, including discoveries about how they ‘talk’ and why they are our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change. Explore tree wisdom from many different cultures and some famous and fascinating tree species, brought to life in a vibrant combination of illustrations and text.

Trees are essential to our world. Tree Beings is your guide to appreciating trees through the stories of people who love them. So strap on your hiking boots, and enjoy this informative adventure through the wonderful world of Tree Beings!

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Specifications: 9781925820539 | Hardback | 280 x 245mm / 11 x 9.5in | 96 Pages | Colour

Go Away, Worry Monster!

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Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realizes the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and faces facts to challenge his inner fears. Children have the potential to engage and empathise with Archie and Worry Monster both through the text and the subtle gestures and fleeting emotions captured in the beautiful illustrations.

Encouraging children to name their anxiety is an evidence-based, current strategy used by psychologists to assist children in separating themselves from their anxiety. Go Away, Worry Monster!  gives children this and other useful strategies to cope, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave during stressful periods of their lives, from starting or changing schools, to a change in family dynamics. Created by an author and illustrator passionate about helping children to cope with common emotional difficulties, this is an invaluable, life-changing resource for young children and their parents in guiding emotional development.

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Specifications: 9781925820393 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Colour

The Battle

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Starting School Can be Scary Sometimes!

Edward is anxious to start knight-school. He puts on his armour, prepared for battle. It’s sure to be terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about. But at school, Edward is befriended by an ogre who offers him some of her lunch. Edward soon realizes that maybe things aren’t as bad as they first seemed. In fact, his armour was holding him back. As he learns to let his guard down, magic and fun await and Edward realizes the dragons and ogres he feared are actually just like him.

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Specifications: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

Rachel Carson

Scientists Who Changed the World

Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson was a pioneer in combining the disciplines of the arts and science, specifically writing and biology. She is famous for alerting the world to the danger of pesticides and other manmade farming chemicals through her work, including her book Silent Spring.

From writing about the ocean like a poet, to exposing the danger of pesticides to the world, Carson led an extraordinary life. Find out more about the world we live in by reading her fascinating story!

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The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820690 | Hardback |235 x 184 | 64 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Sir Isaac Newton

Scientists Who Changed the World

The work of Sir Isaac Newton created the foundations for modern science and furthered our understanding of the universe. He discovered gravity, he invented calculus, and he defined the three Laws of Motion that form the basis of modern physics. He also very nearly became a sheep farmer.

Find out how Newton went from village boy to one of the greatest thinkers since Galileo with this captivating biography. Learn how he has changed life, society, and our understanding of the world around us!

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The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820713 | Hardback |235 x 184 | 64 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Charles Darwin

Scientists Who Changed the World

Charles Darwin pioneered a theory of evolution that changed the way we see the natural world and the progression of species. But despite his great advancement of the field, Darwin’s theories were extremely controversial. Find out why in this biography designed to engage and educate young readers, with colourful illustrations and quirky design. See how the work of this brilliant scientist revolutionised society’s views of evolution, changing our understanding of the world around us forever!

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The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820706 | Hardback |235 x 184 | 64 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Bedtime, Daddy!

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Putting Daddy to bed can be hard work. Especially when he starts crying!

This story will show you how to wrestle your daddy into his pyjamas and read just one more bedtime story. ‘I’m thirrrrrrrrssssssty,’ says Daddy. ‘I need to poop … I’m hungry … But I’ll miss you,’ he says, while he looks at you with cutie eyes. You’ll have to battle the bedtime excuses and use go-away monster spray until Daddy finally goes to sleep.

Bedtime can be a mission for many, but with these gorgeous illustrations of a little bear and his dad, this is the perfect role-reversal bedtime story to help put any fussy child to bed in a fun and positive way. Full of heart and humour, Bedtime, Daddy! is for anyone who wants to try and put a grown-up to bed.

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Specifications: 9781925820386 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages | Colour

Lola and Grandpa

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Out now in ANZ. Due for release in the US, CAD and UK November 2020!

Every Sunday Lola visits her Grandpa. They spend the day exploring the universe and teaching each other about the world. But then one day everything changes. Grandpa isn’t there anymore. Lola struggles to deal with the loss. But as time goes by Lola realises that her Grandpa will always be with her – in her heart and in the memories they made. Lola and Grandpa is a bautiful and reassuring story of love, loss, and the value of memories.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648652809|245 x 245 mm | 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Hardback | 32 Pages

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

Isla’s Family Tree

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Isla isn’t happy that her family is changing, so her mother creates a clever family tree with Isla to teach her how families always grow. When her mother hands her two new leaves, Isla doesn’t think they belong. She tries to make them fit somewhere, but not on her branch. However, once she meets her new brothers, she has a change of heart and finds room for them after all. A fun book for any family trying to introduce new family members, or show children how they belong in their family.

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Specifications: 9781925820379 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

Tabitha and the Raincloud

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When Tabitha wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, she finds a big raincloud next to her. She tells it to go away, but it won’t budge. At school, she tries to draw a giraffe, but the raincloud distracts her and her art teacher compliments her on her dinosaur! By lunchtime Tabitha is so stormy none of her friends want to sit next to her. Tabitha realises she needs to change her attitude.

An empowering story of resilience and the importance of optimism.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820133 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages | Colour