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Grace and Katie

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Grace and Katie are twins who love to draw. Grace loves everything to be organised and neat, while Katie loves everything to be bright, bold and messy. When they want to draw a map of their home and street, the girls can’t agree on how it should be done so they each decide to create their own map. But that doesn’t work out quite as well as they’d planned.

Perhaps working together might be more fun after all! An imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other’s strengths.

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

Ollie’s Treasure: Happiness is Easy to Find if You Just Know Where to Look!

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Paperback Edition due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!
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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: Hardback | 215 x 288 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |

A Kiwi Year: Twelve Months in the Life of New Zealand’s Kids

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Download the Teacher’s Notes here. The Kid’s Year Series are the ideal choice for supporting the ACARA Intercultural Understanding, which you can learn about here.

We are Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia — and we’re ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of New Zealand’s kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and the famous sites of our country. Come join us on a New Zealand childhood adventure!

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 Inches | 150+ Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages |

A Canadian Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Canada’s Kids

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Download the Teacher’s Notes here. The Kid’s Year Series are the ideal choice for supporting the ACARA Intercultural Understanding, which you can learn about here.

Meet Liam, Ava, Oki, Chloe and Noah — Canadian kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our amazing country. They’ll take you through a year in the life of Canada’s kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable.

A Canadian Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It’s a snapshot of who we are as Canadians, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and native heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five Canadian kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our nation.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 150+ Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages |

The Sugar and Spice Collection

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In these three delightful stories, fairies, ponies and ballerinas come out to play!

In Dance with Me, a ballerina in a music box loves nothing more than to dance. But when the little girl who owns the box grows up, who will dance with the ballerina then? A gorgeous story about treasured possessions and the memories they hold.
In Patch and Ruby, Patch the pony is lonely. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn’t quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever. A wonderful tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.
In The Great Sock Secret, Sarah’s mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. Where do all the missing socks go? Sarah knows. But her mother mustn’t find out! A fantastical adventure into an imaginative fairy-filled world.
Beautifully presented in a slipcase, these contemporary stories on traditional themes combine to create a modern classic.

SPECIFICATIONS: Slipcase | 245 mm x 255 mm | Colour | 96 Pages (3 x 32 Pages) |

New York Year

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Twelve Months in the Life of New York’s Kids

Meet Madison, Alexander, Fabian, Sophia, and Jayla — New York kids representing a blend of culture and race that typifies this impressive state. They’ll take you through a year in the life of New York’s kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to the everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A New York Year is a picture book showcasing the cultural diversity of the state. It’s a snapshot of New Yorkers, blending modern-day culture and lifestyle with the traditions of yesteryear. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing five New Yorker children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of New York. From the spectacular Niagara Falls and Adirondack Mountains to the beaches of Long Island, and the dazzling lights of Manhattan, this is a New York childhood.

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

Through the Gate

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Out in Paperback July 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

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: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 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!

 

The Leaky Story: A fun-filled adventure into the power of the imagination and the magic of books!

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A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things like watching TV and playing video games, the book aches to be read.

The longer it sits abandoned, the more it aches. At last the book can’t take it any longer. Slowly it starts to swell. Then it starts to leak! At first it’s only a small trickle, but eventually the Blossburns can no longer ignore the octopus, crabs and other marine life that are swirling around their suburban home. And when pirates sail out of the book, the family must band together to reclaim their living room.

Can J.J. and his parents find a way to get the characters back in the book? And in the process, will they discover that sometimes books are the best fun of all? The Leaky Story is an action-packed adventure into the wonderful world of books, the power of the imagination, the art of storytelling and the importance of family.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

The Fix-It Man

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Teacher’s Notes available here.

The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl’s mother). Repairing damaged emotions is not as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy.

And grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harshest experiences.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Our Dog Benji

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We all know that dogs will eat anything. We also know that kids’ tastes generally aren’t so wide-ranging. While ice cream and pizza might be devoured in the blink of an eye, the dreaded ‘green stuff’ (vegetables to the adults) is often pushed to one side of the plate.

Author Pete Carter understands this phenomenon well, as he shows in the adventures of Benji. In delightful duotone illustrations and engaging text, we see how Benji’s willingness to eat anything — from daffodils to brussels sprouts, ice cream to avocados, sandwiches to bones — gradually inspires his child owner to be a little more adventurous at mealtimes. Although dogs and kids do have standards and it seems there’s one thing neither of them will touch!

The perfect book to encourage fussy eaters to try a few more vegetables! Illustrator James Henderson is Pete Carter’s nephew, making this picture book a family affair.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 217 x 160 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 32 Pages |

Smile Cry: Happy or sad, wailing or glad, how do you feel today?

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A fun, flip-over picture book for children that reads from both front and back. Smile Cry is an innovative picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years.

Readers’ follow three adorable characters — piglet, bunny and cat — as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life.

It’s the little things that touch the hearts of children the most, and Smile Cry typifies both the small joys and challenges that are the essence of childhood.

The clever ‘flip book’ format means that the ‘Smile’ story reads from front to back, while the ‘Cry’ story reads from back to front, with both delicious narratives meeting in the middle. A heartfelt picture book that will be treasured for years, Smile Cry is perfect for ages 3 and upwards.

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

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants

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Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach … that might just involve an elephant or two!

But wait, don’t think about purple elephants, whatever you do! Whimsical and humorous, this little girl’s story of finding a way to ease her worry resonates with children and parents everywhere. Don’t Think About Purple Elephants is an excellent resource for social and emotional learning for parents and teachers.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages |

Dandelions

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This heart-warming picture book explores the bond between a father and his daughter. One day, a little girl notices her father mowing the lawn — in the process destroying her favourite flowers: the dandelions. She rushes out to stop him, but she’s too late, they’re all gone. There’s nothing for it: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But fortunately, Dad has another idea.
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Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with lyrical text to create a story that’s perfect for readers aged 4–8. This book will be cherished by families and recommended by teachers and librarians, exploring as it does the resilience of nature, the art of forgiveness, and the unique love between a parent and child.
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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |