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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Too Many Ducks

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Due for release 21st April in ANZ / 6th July in UK/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 AU/NZ and 13th July in UK/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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Due for release in ANZ 2nd June 2021 and in UK, US, CAN 15th June 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

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.

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

Where the Heart Is

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Due for release in ANZ 2nd June 2021 and in UK, US, CAN 15th June 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

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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Due for release May 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

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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Out now in ANZ and UK! Due for release 4th May in US/CAN.

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 June 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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Out now in ANZ and UK! Due for release 4th May in US/CAN.

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! Due for release in UK 4th May and in US/CAN 1st June 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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Out now in ANZ! Due for release in UK 4th May and in US/CAN 1st June 2021 – pre-order your copy now.

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! Due for release in UK 4th May and in US/CAN 1st June 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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Tree Beings

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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 realises that the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and challenges his inner fears by facing facts. Go Away, Worry Monster!  gives children useful strategies to cope with their anxieties and stress, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave.

Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Award for New Illustrator of the Year 2021

CBCA Judge’s Critique: ‘rich and textured drawings support the minimal text and create a colourful worry monster; a quirky version of a dragon with a sock on its head…. [The] illustrations are confident and well considered and will help readers relate to this story.’

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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!

Download the Teacher’s Notes Here

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