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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Mr Ming & The Mooncake Dragon

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Out now in ANZ. Due for release 10th August 2021 in UK/US/CAN – pre-order your copy now!

Colourful lanterns are an important part of the mid-autumn festival celebrations, as are the mooncakes which Mr Ming sells in his shop. Everyone agrees that Mr Ming’s mooncakes are the most delicious they have ever tasted. They all want to know what the secret recipe is, but Mr Ming won’t tell them or even let them peep inside his kitchen. That’s because he has another secret, a secret even bigger than his marvellous mooncake recipe. What can it be?

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648652878 | Hardback | 251 x 251mm / 9.9 x 9.9in | 36 Pages | Full Colour | Little Pink Dog Books

What If … ?

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Due for release 8th September 2021 in ANZ / 14th September 2021 in UK/US/CAN. Pre-order your copy now!

For Issy, and many more little worriers, ‘what if…’ are two small words that lead to uneasy feelings. But maybe they can be used for something a little more fun…

In this colourful adventure, ‘what ifs’ become springboards for happiness and imagination. Why worry about monsters under the bed when you could wonder what if the clouds were purple and orange and green? Children will delight in this playful exploration of words and their power to change how we feel, turning anxiety into wonder.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820973 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Stephen Hawking

Scientists Who Changed the World

Due for release 4th August in ANZ. Pre-order your copy now!

Stephen Hawking advanced our understanding of the universe more than any other scientist of his day. His career was intrinsically tied to his impact on society, and he was a source of inspiration to many people who also fought the odds to achieve their dreams.

This beautifully designed biography will teach young readers what Hawking learned about black holes and time, why he believed that humans must live on other planets, and how his discoveries have changed our understanding of the world!

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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: 9781925820720 | Hardback | 235 x 184mm / 9 x 7in | 64 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

A Boy, his Bear and a Bully

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Due for release 4th August in ANZ / 10th August in UK / 14th September in US/CAN. Pre-order your copy now!

Scott takes his bear, Buttons, to school with him every day to help him feel brave. He has to, because every day, Duncan is mean to him. When Buttons goes missing though, Scott has to look elsewhere to find his brave, and much to his surprise, he does.

A Boy, his Bear and a Bully addresses the global issue of bullying in a hopeful, gentle way. It is an inspiring conversation starter for children, carers, and professionals, providing guidance for anyone who wishes they could be brave.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820898 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Yes! No.

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Out now in ANZ! Due for release in UK/US/CAN 10th August 2021 – pre-order your copy now!

Yes! No. is a fun graphic story for animal lovers. Using just 19 words in total (‘Yes’ and ‘No’ repeated), it tells the action-packed tale of a raccoon’s efforts to steal freshly baked pie from a home, and the antics which follow as it alternates between winning and losing, finally being thwarted by the home’s pets and small human.

The story explores themes of persistence, friendship and sharing, and is suitable for fans of books like Jeff Mack’s Mine! and Gillian Rubinstein’s Dog In, Cat Out.

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648256397 | Hardback | 245 x 245mm / 9.5 x 9.5in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | Little Pink Dog Books

Too Many Ducks

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Out now in ANZ! Due for release 17th August in UK / 10th August in US/CAN. Pre-order your copy now!

One morning, Alexander wakes to find a duck waiting for him. As more ducks arrive, Alexander’s life overflows with fun and affection.  However, as his new feathered friends fill the house, it became clear there are TOO MANY DUCKS for one small boy to handle.

Too Many Ducks is a warm and whimsical tale about appreciating what you have before it’s gone, and working out how to make things right when friendship seems lost.

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780994626998 | Hardback | 251 x 251mm / 10 x 10in | 36 Pages | Full Colour | Little Pink Dog Books

The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp

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Due for release 7th July in NZ, 21st July in AU, 13th July in UK and 3rd August in US/CAN. Pre-order your copy now!

Most children would say that the ocean is blue, but when Bowen looks at it he sees white where the waves crash, deep black on the ocean floor, and green when there’s a storm. Bowen sees the world differently and struggles to fit in. When he turns his uniqueness into his greatest strength, however, he finds his place in the world. Young readers, carers, teachers and psychologists alike will be inspired by this story of embracing diversity while also encouraging children to think differently.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820881 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

This is NOT a Book!

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In this fun-filled picture book, our main character is convinced they’re not in a book. After all, if this was a book, there’d be pages to turn … Oops! We’ve turned the page.

But that’s not proof this is a book. If it was a book, there’d be interesting settings and problems to solve. Hold on! Why is our lead character being chased by a lion? Why are pirates stealing treasure? And are those mermaids playing in a rock band?

This is NOT a Book! is the perfect introduction to how to tell a story.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820508 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Where the Heart Is

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Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Where the Heart Is explores the friendship between Dindim the Magellanic penguin and his rescuer, Joao. With gorgeous illustrations and flowing prose, it depicts Dindim’s 8000-mile journey to his Patagonian home, and his longing to return. Young readers will delight in travelling across the ocean with Dindim, meeting whales and albatross! Heartfelt and educational, this is a celebration of the power of friendship and the beauty of the natural world.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820874 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Pear of Hope

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Pear of Hope is the story of a little girl with cancer and her tale of recovery. This is intertwined with the growth of a pear tree, which symbolises the enigmatic concept of hope. Told through sensitive words and gentle, beautiful illustrations, the story will comfort and inspire any children who are struggling to feel positive, whatever journey they may be on. It is a vibrant reminder of the beauty of the world around us and of the fact that, like Anna, with hope you can face any battle!

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820867 | Hardback | 215 x 288mm / 8.5 x 11.25in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Upside-Down Friday

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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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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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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

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

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

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 and US/CAN. Due for release in UK 13th July 2021 – pre-order your copy now!

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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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 and US/CAN. Due for release in UK 13th July 2021 – pre-order your copy now!

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

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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