Childrens (All) (811)

Diamonds and Toads

ISBN: 9780473480424

Author: Jo Paterson    Publisher: P J Paterson

From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re­envisioned collection of 18 of our f...


From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re­envisioned collection of 18 of our favourite fairy tales challenges outdated gender stereotypes and creates diverse new tales for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation. In Diamonds and Toads, a brave princess fights her way through a forest of thorns to place a kiss on the sleeping Briar Rose. The Frog Prince's curse is ultimately undone by another prince who learns not to judge by outward appearances. And a young woman proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her betrothed as the gender roles are reversed in Jorinda and Joringel. Richly illustrated by some of New Zealand's best loved illustrators and artists, this treasury is sure to become a favourite for a new generation of readers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2019


$39.99
A New School For Charlie

ISBN: 9781786283412

Author: Courtney Dicmas    Publisher: Child’s Play

Charlie is excited about his first day at a new school, but when he gets there, he finds it full of cats! The difference is quite a shock for Charlie, who isn't...


Charlie is excited about his first day at a new school, but when he gets there, he finds it full of cats! The difference is quite a shock for Charlie, who isn't sure how to cope. How can he make new friends? He may find the answer he's looking for in the library...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 22-08-2019


$19.99
Yum Yummy Yuck

ISBN: 9783791374055

Author: Amanda Jane Jones    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Teach your kids what’s delicious and safe to eat—and what’s not—with this stylish board book. In their hip and often humorous Instagram accounts, Amanda...


Teach your kids what’s delicious and safe to eat—and what’s not—with this stylish board book. In their hip and often humorous Instagram accounts, Amanda and Cree Jones invite the world into their life with two young kids. Now, the Joneses are sharing another experience—the struggle to keep their kids from putting everything they see into their mouths. Using simple, bright illustrations, irresistible colors, gentle repetition, and a lighthearted tone, this stylish board book teaches babies and toddlers what they should and shouldn’t put in their mouths. Delectable treats like an ice cream cone, a pear, and a donut are interspersed with not-soyummy things kids find irresistible—like coins, boogers, and sand. Facing pages display the correct use of these items—boogers go in tissues, coins in a piggy bank, and sand in a bucket. Designed to appeal to modern parents, this durable and attractive book will have kids and their parents going back to it and sharing in the fun of all the delicious and disgusting things kids like.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 30


Dimensions: 180 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 17-09-2019


$24.00
A Dragon on the Roof

ISBN: 9783791373911

Author: Cecile Alix    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A brave young girl, a whimsical house, and a ticklish dragon help young readers see the world through Gaudí’s eyes. Set in Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí...


A brave young girl, a whimsical house, and a ticklish dragon help young readers see the world through Gaudí’s eyes. Set in Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí’s most renowned buildings, this joyful story introduces young readers to the architect’s work, inciting their curiosity and imagination along the way. While her nanny is sleeping, young Paloma hears a noise. She climbs the stairs of her house until she reaches the roof, where a dragon is perched. Unafraid, Paloma reaches out to pet the dragon—but he is ticklish, and as he laughs, he spews a myriad of sea animals that he had unwittingly swallowed. The house is transformed into a dreamy aquarium and the dragon settles into a deep sleep on the roof. Cécile Alix’s playful story and Fred Sochard’s boldly graphic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Gaudí’s exuberant vision. As readers make their way through Paloma’s home, they are introduced to its fabulous elements—columns shaped like elephant legs; marine-inspired tiles, glass, and ironwork; and of course the spectacularly undulating, iridescent roof, which resembles a sleeping dragon. The end of the book includes a brief history of Gaudí’s career and provides helpful background to Paloma’s story. Kids will want to linger over the pictures and imagine what their own house would be like if a dragon were living on their roof.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2019


$32.00
Into The Deep

ISBN: 9783791373904

Author: Annika Siems    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Immerse yourself in a strange and beautiful world as you journey from the beach to the depths of the ocean floor. Beneath the surface of the ocean lies a myster...


Immerse yourself in a strange and beautiful world as you journey from the beach to the depths of the ocean floor. Beneath the surface of the ocean lies a mysterious and astounding world that few people ever get to see. This book merges breathtaking art with the latest scientific research to take readers on a fantastic voyage on the submarine Marine Snow, where they meet blue whales, vampire squid, viper fish, and a giant sea spider. They’ll learn about bioluminescence, Radiolaria, and coral reefs, and discover incredible facts about the marine world. Annika Siems’s illustrations vibrate with color and detail, even as they convey the mystery of a place with scant natural light. From the smallest plankton magnified by thousands, to the most enormous whale, captured on a single page, the sea’s denizens are recreated with spectacular precision and artistry. Annika Siems' and Marine biologist Wolfgang Dreyer’s texts bring the ocean to life—whether they’re describe a transparent jellyfish or the way colors disappear from view as you descend to the ocean floor. A feast for the eye and the mind, this stunning book helps us comprehend a massive, mostly unfamiliar part of our world—one that flourishes with life and beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 290 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$55.00
Precious Planet

ISBN: 9783899558371

Author: Emmanuelle Figueras    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the essential ways that we are connected the earth in Precious Planet, and learn what you can do to take care of our planet. How amazing is the home we...


Discover the essential ways that we are connected the earth in Precious Planet, and learn what you can do to take care of our planet. How amazing is the home we all share, planet Earth! It's home to millions and billions of animals and plants, but have you ever wondered how everything is connected? In Precious Planet, learn all about our home that was formed almost 4.6 billion years ago― the earth’s crust, the continents we live on, and the oceans in between―and dive into the planet’s fascinating geography. One of the most important parts of living in a home that you love is taking care of it. Precious Planet shows how we can work together to take care of this magnificent place―from saving water and trees, to looking out for each other. Precious Planet uses eye-popping illustrations to explain the world's natural phenomena, while opening children’s eyes to the importance of sustainability and conservation in a fun and engaging way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 270 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2019


$59.99
Lets Go To Italy

ISBN: 9783899558388

Author: Monika Utnik-Strugala    Publisher: Gestalten

Italy is more than just the home of pizza, pasta and gelato! Discover the Colosseum in Rome and join the Carnival party in Venice―children will love this fun-...


Italy is more than just the home of pizza, pasta and gelato! Discover the Colosseum in Rome and join the Carnival party in Venice―children will love this fun-filled journey into the heart and soul of Italy. Italy has something for everyone! Did you know that pizza comes from Naples, and that Italians celebrate Carnival with a masquerade ball? Whether you’re fascinated by the history of Pompeii or would simply be happy with a big scoop of tasty gelato, dive into the wonders of Italy. Join us as we travel across the beautiful country―pick up some Italian phrases to order your favorite dishes when you go on holiday, learn about all of the brave heroes and clever inventors in Italian history, and find out about the origins of the most delicious food you can find on the planet. From the Dolomites in the north, to Mount Etna in Sicily, Let’s Go to Italy! invites you to come along and explore the food, culture, history, and geography of this incredible country.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 150 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2019


$48.00
Doodle Draw Sketch & Letter

ISBN: 9781641240352

Author: Suzanne McNeill    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This imaginative and instructive art activity book for kids aged 6-12 is packed with enough drawing, doodling, lettering, and Zentangle activities to keep buddi...


This imaginative and instructive art activity book for kids aged 6-12 is packed with enough drawing, doodling, lettering, and Zentangle activities to keep budding artists occupied for days. It offers step-by-step instructions for drawing fun symbols, shapes, animals, alphabets and more, with plenty of room to practice. Anyone can learn to draw. All children need is paper, a pen and this book to get started. Doodle, Draw, Sketch & Letter will inspire kids aged 6-12 to create their own notebook doodle masterpieces. This imaginative and instructive guide is packed with enough drawing, doodling, lettering, and Zentangle activities to keep budding artists occupied for days. Designed to boost confidence and inspire creativity, it teaches a wide variety of basic illustration techniques. Art doesn't have to be hard-this book makes it easy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 13-08-2019


$27.99
Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

ISBN: 9780994136497

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Christmas 2020 - Comes with complimentary Christmas decorations (Available November 2020) Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. Fro...


Christmas 2020 - Comes with complimentary Christmas decorations (Available November 2020) Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo Maori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 260 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$34.99
2019 NZ Book Awards Shortlist

ISBN: Award Finalists

Best books of the year for young New Zealand readers announced! Congratulations to short-listed finalists Philippa Werry for The Telegram and Sarah Pepperle for...


Best books of the year for young New Zealand readers announced! Congratulations to short-listed finalists Philippa Werry for The Telegram and Sarah Pepperle for Art Tastic!


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