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The Voyage

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Due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

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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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.

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

The Christmas Garden

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Due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

A Christmas story told with lyrical rhyme and whimsical illustration, ‘The Christmas Garden’ is reminiscent of the classic ‘The Night Before Christmas’. It takes children on a garden adventure filled with Christmas trees, reindeer, elves and of course, Santa Claus. It’s a celebration of Christmas, the beauty in nature and the power of imagination.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648256342 | 238 x 238 mm | 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Hardback | 32 Pages

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Six Sleepy Mice

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Due for release September 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Six mice stumble into a kitchen and gorge themselves. Searching for a place to sleep off their excesses, their adventure begins. A fast and fun rhyming tale of friendship. Can they avoid discovery and keep the gang together?

Six Sleepy Mice is a fast-paced, fun rhyming tale of adventure and comradery, best read aloud.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648256359 | 238 x 238 mm | 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Hardback | 32 Pages

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Window of Hope

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A moving, inspirational story about compassion and accepting differences.

A disabled girl finds comfort and love in a bird with one leg. Max is not interested in the bird because it’s broken. But when the bird performs different tricks to get Max’s attention, she soon realises that the bird is special.

This book will show children that bad times and having a handicap does not mean the end of possibilities. Children can learn about resilience and the wonderful relationship with animals, even with disabilities. They can ask questions needed to process their own trauma through this story, offering some inspiration in the process.

SPECIFICATIONS: 238 x 238 mm | 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Hardback | 32 Pages

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Arabella and the Magic Pencil

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Due for release September 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Arabella is a beloved only child who has everything until her brother, Avery, arrives. While she loves him, it’s sometimes hard to like him. She spends her days creating marvellous things with her magic pencil, and ignoring him. But when he spoils her tea party, she decides drastic action is required and she erases him from her life. Oops! Can she get him back? Arabella and the Magic Pencil will appeal to any child with a new sibling and to caregivers who are supporting changing family dynamics.

“A magical story with luscious language, whimsical illustrations and strong emotional core that will surprise and delight young readers.”

Debra Tidball, award-winning author of The Scared Book and When I See Grandma

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820010 | Hard Cover |245 x 255 mm /9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Ella and Mrs Gooseberry

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Discovering What Love Looks Like

Grumpy old Mrs Gooseberry from next door has lost her love. ‘I didn’t know you could lose love,’ says Ella. So she begins her quest to find out what love looks like and how she can help Mrs Gooseberry to rediscover it. Her mother says love is like home-cooked pie. Her teacher says it’s like lanterns in the night. Perhaps love might look like a little kitten. Ella and Mrs Gooseberry is a heart-warming picture book about a child’s understanding of love, selfless giving and how it makes you feel.

“A gentle, heartwarming story about finding love.” – Judith Rossell, children’s book author and illustrator 

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925335255 | Hardback |245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

Grandpa’s Noises

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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!

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

Up to Something

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One day, Dad invites Billy into his shed to build something, but Billy soon finds out that he is only allowed to watch. As Dad becomes engrossed in his project, Billy takes Dad’s off-cuts and other items from around the yard and starts to copy what his Dad is building. When they reveal their creations, Dad discovers that Billy has more talents than his dad had ever imagined! Up to Something  explores the father–son relationship, and the satisfaction to be gained from making things ourselves.

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

The Incurable Imagination

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Audrey has the worst case of ‘imaginitis’ her teachers have ever seen! While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under her bed drinking tea. Instead of singing about a black sheep, she writes her own song about a desk with legs that runs away. Her alphabet turns into soup. It’s clear that her ‘imaginitis’ is incurable. What’s worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms of an equally incurable imagination! As ‘imaginitis’ spreads, the teachers are horrified and the parents begin to protest too. But perhaps imagination isn’t such a bad disease after all? It might even be useful if it makes learning more fun.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925335972 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages | Colour

Saying Goodbye to Barkley

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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.

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

The Box Cars

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Liam and Kai are the best of friends. Each day in the park they race around in their box cars, pretending to be everything from policemen to limo drivers! One day they notice a little girl watching them — she’s keen to join in, but there’s only room for two. A fun-filled story of friendship, sharing and creative problem-solving!

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

Grey-glasses-itis

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Life’s Brighter When You’re Not Wearing Grey Glasses!

The fourth book in the popular ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, Grey-glasses-itis helps children to understand the link between how they see things and how they feel. Loppy notices that he feels differently when he looks at the world around him through different-coloured glasses. Yellow glasses make him feel cheerful. Grey glasses make him feel sad. Children will learn that a simple shift in perception can often give them some influence over their feelings, helping to build their emotional resilience.

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

Invisible Jerry

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People don’t notice Jerry. If someone bumps into him, they don’t say sorry. If he makes a joke, no one laughs. He never gets picked last for sports teams — but that’s because he never gets picked at all. It’s like he’s invisible. Until Molly comes along. Molly asks Jerry his opinion. She laughs with him. She sees him. This is a picture book with humour and heart for everyone who has ever felt like they’re on the outside looking in.

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

Australia Illustrated (2nd edition)

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Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From the First People to washing lines and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and akubras, skyscrapers and beaches, this is a glorious tribute to this wide brown land and its rich and varied multicultural communities. Vibrantly illustrated with watercolour, ink and mono-printing, it not only celebrates the more ‘typical’ Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make Australia unique.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 280 x 245 mm / 11 x 9.5 Inches | Colour | 96 Pages

At the End of Holyrood Lane

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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!

 

 

 

 

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

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Finding Granny

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We never really lose the people we love…

Every two seconds, someone in the world suffers a stroke. In Finding Granny, that someone is Edie’s beloved grandmother. When Edie comes to the hospital, she is confronted by the physical changes in her grandmother: muddled words, a crooked face, a woman confined to bed. This isn’t the ‘playtime, bedtime, story-time pantomime Granny’ that Edie knows. ‘That’s not my Granny,’ she says, as she waits outside in the corridor during her mother’s visits. But when her mother takes Edie to watch one of Granny’s art therapy sessions, Edie starts to understand that the Granny she loves is still there. Finding Granny is a heart-warming story of changing relationships and the bond between children and grandparents. It’s also a sensitive exploration of coping with illness and disability that will offer children much-needed comfort.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages

My Grandfather’s War

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The award-winning team of Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper share this poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his relationship with his granddaughter. While the relationship is a positive one, the young girl senses her grandfather’s pain and is curious to find out the cause. She discovers her grandfather’s sadness is a legacy of the Vietnam War and his experiences there. This is a sensitive exploration of the cost of war on those who serve.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Lessons of a LAC

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It’s tough to help an anxious child. Psychologist Lynn Jenkins knows this, from professional experience, and from being a mother! In Lessons of a Little Anxious Creature, she has created an essential emotional resource that encourages children to develop strategies for anxiety management, by discovering new, useful ways to think about their worries.

With this engaging book, you can support children in learning to manage anxiety, and help them take crucial steps to understanding and dealing with their emotions. It’s a fun and innovative way of building resilience, a foundation that will not only benefit kids now, but for the rest of their lives.

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

 

See Hear

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Sometimes the world is so busy that we forget to slow down and notice things. See Hear reminds you to do just that: remember there is magic all around us.

A sequel to the critically-acclaimed Smile Cry, this charming and whimsical story recognises the importance of sensory engagement, a vital factor of child development. In an innovative flip-format, it invites children to pay attention to what their senses are telling them. From spotting shapes in clouds to hearing ‘hot pan sizzles’ as a favourite meal is prepared, experience a sensory adventure and see what magic you might find.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 215 x 288 mm / 8 ½ x 11 ¼ Inches  | Colour | 32 Pages|