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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 realizes the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and faces facts to challenge his inner fears. Children have the potential to engage and empathise with Archie and Worry Monster both through the text and the subtle gestures and fleeting emotions captured in the beautiful illustrations.

Encouraging children to name their anxiety is an evidence-based, current strategy used by psychologists to assist children in separating themselves from their anxiety. Go Away, Worry Monster!  gives children this and other useful strategies to cope, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave during stressful periods of their lives, from starting or changing schools, to a change in family dynamics. Created by an author and illustrator passionate about helping children to cope with common emotional difficulties, this is an invaluable, life-changing resource for young children and their parents in guiding emotional development.

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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!

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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

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

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

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

Arabella and the Magic Pencil

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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

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820010/9781925820553 | Hard Cover/ Paperback |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

The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses

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Sam doesn’t like his new glasses. They make his ears hurt. His parents say he looks handsome in them. But Sam just wants to look like himself. His teacher doesn’t recognize him — she says he must be a new superhero. But Sam doesn’t want to be a superhero. He just wants to be himself. Eventually, with a bit of confidence and a lot of humour, Sam finds out that wearing glasses isn’t so bad — and people still like him just the way he is after all.

Children and teens with glasses face adjustment to wearing them. It can be hard to look after glasses and keep track of where they are. It can make children and teens feel different. They can be teased and identified as different. Kids may refuse to wear their glasses. It’s important that children feel included when they wear glasses and even a superhero. For more information: Visit Good Vision for Life – Good Vision for Life

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Congratulations to Susanne and Marjorie who have had The Boy In The Big Blue Glasses shortlisted for The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc book awards 2020!

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925335996/9781925820560 | 215 x 288 mm / 8.5 x 11.25 inches | Hardback/Paperback | 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/Paperback | 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.

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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.

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