Stories & Pop-ups Ages 3–6
In this innovative new activity board book, children can assemble their very own farmyard decorations.
Featuring 20 unique and colourful designs, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to create bright and cheerful decorations, ideal for hanging on display. After putting together the decorations, children can sing the farmyard songs and make some crafts, including making animal masks and growing radishes.
Recommended for ages 3+.$14.99
Digger is the story of one toy kangaroo, one Australian soldier and two girls, in two countries on opposite sides of a world at war. It's a quiet reminder of the casualties of war, and a tribute to the French schoolchildren who once tended the graves of Australian soldiers who died on the Western Front in the heroic battle for Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918.
A beautiful and heartwarming story set during World War I.
Recommended for ages 5+.$24.99
Go on a musical adventure to the symphony with the adorable dog, Poppy, and see as she meets new friends who introduce her to the sounds of musical instruments. With 16 buttons to push and hear, kids will love listening to the sounds of the different instruments as they follow along with the story. With colourful illustrations and a new sound to discover on each page, both kids and parents will be entertained and engaged for hours.
Poppy and the Orchestra offers an opportunity to teach kids about classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. Recommended for ages 4+.$18.99
If you were walking through the woods
and a hole you came upon,
would you stop and take a look?
Or simply carry on?
One by one, a group of animals come upon a strange black hole in the middle of the woods. What is lurking down below? And is that its tummy rumbling? Read on to find out ...
A mysterious, thrilling and funny new adventure from bestselling Australian picture book creators Kerry Brown and Lucia Masciullo.
Recommended for ages 2+.$24.99
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself.
Just remember to leave notes for everyone else Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.
Here We Are is an utterly heartfelt book from Oliver Jeffers recommended for ages 3+.$24.99
Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Beautifully illustrated it celebrates landmarks and attractions in Australia's most liveable city.
There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne – places to see and new friends to meet. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your first visit, or are just curious – what will you find in this vibrant city?
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99
Elephants go on incredible migrations, know that granny knows best, can incredibly clever and can scare off lions with their huge ears. Show you love them by buying FSC products and never buying anything made of ivory.
This gorgeous is a must for any young animal enthusiast.
Recommended for ages 3+.$18.99
Discover the secrets of the sea, from crabs on the seashore to polar bears in the icy north and strange fish lurking at the bottom of the ocean.
This fantastic puzzle book is also designed to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification. Also includes index, a world map and amazing facts.
Recommended for ages 5+.$19.99
This book brings an original twist to the familiar theme of a child's reluctance to go to sleep at night.
Every day presents us with a wide range of choices including what to have to breakfast, what to wear and what to do in our spare time. But when night comes and it's time for bed, what choice is there but to lie in the dark – and count sheep?
This book takes us through all the choices in a typical child's busy day and presents the reader with a puzzle. On every spread there's something specific to find amongst the thousand billion (well, almost) things in the bright and busy artwork.
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99
Samantha Duck is getting ready for Christmas. `I'm going to give presents to animals all over the world!' Her friend Sebastian tells her not to bother. `Christmas is not for animals,' he says.
But with the help of her farmyard friends, Samantha sets out to prove that Christmas is for everyone. A joyous tale of giving and sharing from two award-winning Australian creators.
Recommended for ages 2+.$24.99
This delightful introduction to the world of food is gloriously illustrated, taking children on a journey from the paddock, the orchard and the garden to their own kitchen.
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99$12.99
Darkness is falling, and weary children everywhere are snuggling under their sheets. A small boy lays his head against his pillow and wakes to find himself rocking and rolling along through the night, onwards towards the morning. Soar with him beneath the stars in a magical journey on the midnight express.$24.95$9.99
Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this irresistible board book gloriously brings the alphabet to life.
From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet... Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers' highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, this new edition is perfect for younger readers.$19.99
In this irreverent look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman.
This is no ordinary alphabet book! This is the official A to Z of amazing Aussies that make this country so great. Sometimes irreverent, always charming, and beautifully illustrated by Beck Feiner.
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99
What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle!
With over 121 possible underwater creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly animals that live under the ocean.
Recommended for ages 3+.$15.99
The two baby pandas are always fighting and squabbling until one day, while eating some bamboo, they find they have to learn to share. From the popular series about baby animals whose situations mirror those of young children.$12.95$4.99
Bear loves the holidays, and this year he's throwing a party for all his animal friends. But there's so much to do to get ready—and he is only one very little bear! Can you help Bear find all the secret treasures he needs for his party?
Readers of all ages will find this lush, charming illustrated wonderland irresistible – and irresistibly challenging – and will return to it again and again.
Recommended for ages 4+.$24.99
Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition.
The book is packed with specially commissioned, full-colour artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including:
- A fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beauty's father) and his family reside
- A fold out that reveals the interior of the Beast's enchanted palace
- A series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments
- A dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast
Imaginative artwork, exquisite detail and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come.
Recommended for ages 6+.$39.99
Before the chicken there was an egg. After the chicken there is an egg. What came before and what comes after? Every turn of the page offers a surprise in this beautiful, humorous book of thought-provoking pictures.
With simple, graphic illustrations sure to appeal to even the youngest of children, this smart exploration of the fascinating theme of before and after will please the most discerning adult readers, too.$27.99$14.99
Young children are introduced to more than 24 construction on machines featuring die-cut shapes on every other spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo.
Buildablock explores construction sites and machines in a truly exciting and unique way. The sturdy board pages in a small trim create an inviting, chunky package that is perfect for little hands.
Recommended for ages 3+.$21.99
This colourful, illustrated, cautionary tale about a rabbit who eats lots of sugary foods & doesn't take care of his teeth comes with a toothbrush.
The story is clever, rhyming and witty. It invites children to draw muck on Bunny's teeth, then clean his teeth the right way using the brush and do it often. The stains disappear and children learn what not to eat and how to brush to look after their teeth.
Can you keep a straight face? Straight eyebrows? Straight lips? A straight...nose?
These pages are packed with interactive tabs that allow children to pull funny faces with impunity. A pop-up book with flaps to lift, tabs to pull and plenty of surprises!
Recommended for ages 3+.$19.99
Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don't want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu's sneeze-resisting powers to the limit – there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (pepper!), and then the circus (all those animals!).
How big can a sneeze really be? Just wait and see ...$14.99
Cinderella wants nothing more than to go to the ball, but she doesn't have a thing to wear! This classic fairy tale receives a fresh and modern retelling from illustrator Steven Guarnaccia.
Guarnaccia's stylized illustrations give familiar characters new life with a fun, fashion-forward look, using apparel and accessories inspired by some of the most famous fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Young readers will delight in the bright and beautiful illustrations, and fashion enthusiasts will enjoy the references to well-known haute couture designs, including a Vivienne Westwood-inspired ball gown, a rag dress of patched-together designer patterns, and Prada-inspired crystal slippers. Includes endpapers that detail the different featured designs as well as the year they were made.$24.99$14.99
Here is a poetic, eco-conscious picture book which explores the complex, interdependency of nature. This is the story of the little-known Bar-tailed Godwit who, following invisible pathways that have been used for thousands of years, undertakes the longest unbroken migration of any bird, a total of 11,000 kilometres, flying from their breeding grounds in Alaska across the Pacific Ocean to Australia or New Zealand.
Facing hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination, their flight is one of bravery, tenacity and strength, and Jeannie Baker’s stunning mixed media collages, inspired first-hand by the spectacular landscapes of Alaska and China, will amaze readers, and take them on an extraordinary visual journey to the corners of our Earth.
Recommended for ages 5+.
About the Author Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror. Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. Originally from the UK, Jeannie lives in Australia.$27.99
From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home comes a colourful board book introducing young readers to colours.
It's Duncan's birthday, and the crayons all want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of fire engines, dragons, even wheat, the creative crayons each have something special to contribute. But when they come together, they can create a truly spectacular celebration!
Recommended for ages 3+.$14.99$8.99