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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Through the Gate (eBook)

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Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step.

But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child’s perception of her new situation improves. Each time the child passes ‘through the gate’, into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it.

Within the illustrations is a ‘spot the difference’ game that encourages interaction with the story and develops observation skills. Younger children can be involved in spotting the more obvious changes and older children will be challenged with the more subtle transformations.

Teacher’s notes available here.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook Download | 32 Pages |

Through the Gate has been shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards, and is recommended by the Australian Association of Family Therapy Award for Children’s Literature. Congrats Sally!

 

Ollie’s Treasure (eBook)

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Happiness is Easy to Find if You Just Know Where to Look!

Ollie’s Treasure is tale of mindfulness for young, developing minds. Ollie’s grandma sends him a treasure map that promises to lead him to ‘something that will make him happy always’.

Of course, Ollie thinks this ‘something’ will be a toy of some sort, but he gets both a rude shock and a big surprise when his treasure turns out to be him!

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook Download| 32 Pages |

The Chalk Rainbow (eBook)

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The Chalk Rainbow explores difference and diversity through a family living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It’s also a story of unconditional love, of trust and of learning to look at the world through the eyes of others.

The story is told by Zane’s older sister in a way that young children can easily relate to. The ending is uplifting as all members of the family learn to look at things differently and find a way to move forward together.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook Download | 32 Pages |

The Battle

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Starting School Can be Scary Sometimes!

Due for release June 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

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: 9781925820409 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

Rachel Carson

Scientists Who Changed the World

Out now in AU/US/UK – Available June 2020 in NZ!

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

Grandpa’s Noises (Paperback Edition)

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Children love laughing about body noises. In Grandpa’s Noises, a range of sounds and words coming from body and mouth are explained in a warm and funny intergenerational romp. For example, ‘Eyenolessgofurawark’ is obviously Grandpa-speak for ‘I know, let’s go for a walk’. But some sounds — like the ‘Fffffffft’ that sometimes escapes Grandpa’s bottom — need no explanation!

Now in Paperback!

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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 288 mm / 8.5 x 11.25 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

At the End of Holyrood Lane (Paperback)

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This Award Winning Best-Seller, Now in Paperback!

Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home, causing her to cringe with dread and flee whenever they strike. Visually arresting, emotionally incisive, and ultimately uplifting, this beautifully crafted picture book provides a sensitive glimpse into one aspect of domestic violence and how it can affect young lives.

 

 

WINNER OF THE 2019 SCWBI Crystal Kite Award, Australia/New Zealand Division. Congratulations Dimity and Nicky!

 

 

 

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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

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Lola and Grandpa

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Due for release in ANZ May 2020. Due for release in the US, CAD and UK July 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

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

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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

Saying Goodbye to Barkley (Paperback Edition)

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Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He’s her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting — they’re the perfect pair. But then, Barkley dies and Olivia is heartbroken. Gradually, however, she realizes that Barkley wouldn’t want her to be unhappy for the rest of her life. So she comes up with a clever plan to get her happiness back.

This bestselling story now in paperback!

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820447 | Paperback| 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 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

The Big Old Rambutan Tree

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Due for ANZ release May 2020. Due for UK and US release August 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

With 100 percent of proceeds being donated to Orangutan Outreach, comes a tale of hope as the strong bonds of friendship are showcased through the struggles to survive in the threatened Sumatran rainforest.

Despite the warnings from her friends, Ginger, the orangutan, rears an orphaned tiger cub as her own. When the growing tiger’s natural instincts begin to show, the two have to part ways. This gentle story of friendship and the struggles to survive in the threatened Sumatran rainforest will help children understand environmental impacts and offers hope for the future of the quickly diminishing Orangutan population.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648256373| 238 x 238 mm | 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Hardback | 40 Pages

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Together Things

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When her father feels sad, a little girl finds ways to keep the bonds of love alive

Her mother says you can’t see her daddy’s hurt because it’s inside his head …

One in five adults experiences depression in their lifetime, but young children are often left in the dark when their mother or father suddenly can’t play like they used to.

Together Things helps young children to understand that, while it is okay for them to feel mad or sad about this, sometimes they must do different things together while their parent focuses on their mental health and getting better.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820294 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

Tree: A Gentle Story of Love and Loss

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The fifth book in the popular ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, Tree is a gentle story of loss that helps children to learn how to say goodbye and process grief.

Tree is the much-loved centerpiece of the community. But one day Curly and Loppy notice that Tree’s leaves are starting to fall — at the wrong time of year — and Tree’s bark is flaking.

It’s Tree’s time to leave. Fortunately Curly is able to teach Loppy how to accept that Tree is leaving, say goodbye, and commemorate Tree’s life.

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SPECIFICATIONS:  9781925820126 | Paperback | 305 x 230 mm / 12 x 9 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

Brave

Brave, the second book in the Lessons of a LAC series, provides kids with a strategy for how to face things that worry them. While kids are blessed with imagination, that can be a source of anxiety. However, it can also be tapped to help them to feel calm, confident and BRAVE! In Brave, Curly teaches Loppy how to manage his worries, specifically his worries about going to school. However, the technique of helping children to ‘find their brave’ can be applied to any challenging situation.

SPECIFICATIONS:  9781925117844 | Paperback | 310 x 230 mm / 12¼ x 9 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

The Voyage

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Displaced by war and conflict, a refugee family sets out on a voyage into the unknown.

Told in only a few words, this is the powerful story of a family fleeing their war-torn country and making a dangerous trip across the ocean to a new life in a new land.

Chaos’ begins the story, as the family escapes.

‘Wild’ is the midway point, as their boat battles through a storm.

‘Beauty’ is the sight of a green, beautiful land ahead of them.

‘Safe’ is the beginning of their new life in their new home.

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Selected for the 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. A cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council! Congratulations to Robert and Andrea!

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820034 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages

Once I Was Loved

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An old toy rabbit finds himself in a box of toys donated to charity. ‘But it wasn’t always this way,’ Tock reflects, ‘Once I was loved.’

From World War II to rock ’n’ roll, from the moon landing to the Hippie movement, this is a story of the children who’ve loved Tock across the decades.

A celebration of the timeless nature of love, set against the backdrop of iconic moments of the 20th century, this heart-warming picture book is for anyone who has ever cherished a childhood toy, resonating with kids and adults alike.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820027| Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages