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
Adam Wallace is a New York Times bestselling author, who has also had one of his books be a question on Jeopardy, and has also had one of his books read at the White House! Adam enjoys writing more than anything, but he likes drawing too, and doesn’t mind long walks on the beach at sunset. Adam’s previous books include How to Catch a Leprechaun and How to Catch an Elf (both New York Times bestsellers), How to Catch the Easter Bunny (read at the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll), The Vanilla Slice Kid and SPARK.
Giuseppe Poli loved making drawings, stories and games as a kid. He grew up and went on a long, wandering adventure into computer graphics, games, feature film visual effects and IT, and then realized that he missed making his own stories. And that’s when he stumbled into the world of children’s picture books. Now not-so-young Giuseppe is back doing what he loves best: making drawings and stories, and hopefully delighting people for many more years to come. He is the illustrator of five previous picture books: Hootie the Cutie, Fearless with Dad, Oliver’s Grumbles, The Wheelchair Adventure and Baby Band.
Books + Publishingmagazine article “Teachers, parents or counsellors looking to reinforce values of self-growth, insightfulness and compassion among primary school students—as well as demonstrate how broad-reaching and powerful acts of recognition and kindness can be—will find this to be a valuable resource.” Click here to read.
Miss Jenny’s Classroom review article “I wish this book had been around about 30 years ago – yes because I was one of those invisible kids. Lots of opportunities for learning for this one. I say a must have when it is released in November 2018.” Click here to read.
NZ Booklovers review article
Invisible Jerry is a simple, yet incredibly deep and thought-provoking, story for younger readers. Aimed at early primary students especially, it has a message that will resonate regardless of your age. Click here to read.
The Daily Telegraphnewspaper review
“This book has an enormous ability to change and empower young children. Every child should read it before starting school.” (Five-star review).Click here to read.
Kids’ Book Review review article
“Adam Wallace’s wonderful new book on being invisible will surely strike a chord with lots of readers who have experienced that state, or perhaps their children have.” Click here to read.
Buzz Wordsreview article
“This is a quiet and gentle story, championing for the shy introverts who, even if not noticed, have a lot to give. It also shows how kindness can spread like a wonderful contagious disease.”Click here to read in full.
Books for Keeps review article “Highly emotionally charged, they (the illustrations) show children being careless of others unintentionally and the hurt this can cause. It’s a great way for a class to learn that children who appear different have needs too and that they must be sensitive to this possibility. There well may be joys in doing so.”
Due for release in May 2019 in US & CAN. Pre-order your copy now. Out now in AU & NZ.
A comprehensive biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, presenting for the first time a fair and balanced look at his time as commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) and II ANZAC Corps during World War I. While Godley is generally remembered as being a poor field commander, Terry Kinloch argues that he was in fact a capable one who had little or no ability to influence the failed battles at Gallipoli and Passchendaele that he is often seen as responsible for. Kinloch also presents, for the first time, a detailed account of Godley’s long pre- and post-World War I career in the British Army. After the war Godley returned to the British Army, eventually reaching the rank of general before retiring in 1933. During his 48-year military career, he also served on operations in Rhodesia and South Africa, as a mounted infantry instructor, in the post-war British occupation force in Germany, and as the Governor of Gibraltar.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 240 x 160 mm | 9.5 x 6.25 inches| 328 Pages
Due for ANZ release in September 2018, and US, UK & CAN release in November. Pre-order your copy now.
Throughout our lives we face many challenges, both personal and professional. Often, we struggle to know how best to cope and wish we had greater personal resources to draw upon. This book can help!
Based on the science and principles of positive psychology, Build the Person You Want to Be provides you with the tools you need to foster greater resilience and mental wellbeing.
The ORANGES toolkit focuses on the seven key elements that support human flourishing and meaning: Optimism, Resilience, Attitude, Now (mindfulness), Gratitude, Energy and Strengths. Through an exploration of the current research, it shows that if you can increase your positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishments, you enhance the capacity to handle life’s challenges and reduce the impact of the things that hold you back, such as fears, anxieties and doubts. The book outlines ways to practise and build skills to re-orientate your thinking from ‘What is wrong?’ to ‘What is right?’ and, despite life’s adversities, to bounce back and thrive.
Whether you want to improve your organization’s work culture or wish to bolster your own inner resources, the ORANGES toolkit will help you create a more meaningful life and boost resilience, optimism and mental wellbeing.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 192 Pages |
Due for release in Australia and New Zealand in January 2019. Pre-order your copy now.
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
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) |