Stories & Pop-ups Ages 3–6

  • 10 Reasons to Love an Elephant

    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+.

  • A Curious Menagerie

    From a flamboyance of flamingos to a mischief of mice, this gorgeous picture book introduces readers to sixty collective animal nouns in a fun and unusual way! Illustrated with collage art, A Curious Menagerie is a delightfully engaging read-aloud sure to delight and expand vocabularies.

    This extraordinary picture book introduces readers to 60 unusual and engaging collective nouns, from an ambush of tigers to a loveliness of ladybugs. With the stunning artwork and a playful and educational text, this is a perfect choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • A Thousand Billion Things

    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+.

  • A Very Quacky Christmas

    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+.

  • ABC Book of Food

    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+.

  • All Through the Night
    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.
  • Alphabet Street

    Life is very busy on Alphabet Street. Open each page to see the shop fronts, then lift the flaps to peek inside each shop and the rooms above.

    Who's buying a new suit? Who's painting a fox? And who has splashed himself with a hose? A fun and witty alphabet book that little ones will return to again and again.

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • An Alphabet

    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.

  • Animals in the Night

    Moonlight reflecting off the surface of a pond. Fireflies twinkling in the bushes. Owls gliding through the air. A Bengal tiger lounging on a low-hanging branch. Welcome to the world of Animals in the Night.

    You will explore the lives of these nocturnal creatures in stunning, fully illustrated detail. Journey to distant lands in search of amazing animals like the Samoan fruit bat and the cuddly koala. On the way, you will learn about the African leopard, the rare luna moth, the sly red fox, and many other creatures.

    This innovative book includes speciality printing that makes it come to life under the included UV light! Just shine the light to reveal the nocturnal animals hidden on the pages.

    Recommended for ages 5+.

  • Aussie Legends Alphabet

    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+.

  • Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs

    What do you get if you cross a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex with a fearsome Triceratops? It's a Tyrannotops, of course! And how about a giant Diplodocus with a soaring Pterodactyl? Why, that's a Diplodactyl!

    With over 121 possible prehistoric creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for dinosaur fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up dinosaurs.

    Recommended for ages 2+.

  • Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

    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+.

  • Baby Panda
    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.
  • Bear's Merry Book of Hidden Things

    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+.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    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+.

  • Bee: Tales from Nature

    Join little bee as he gathers pollen from a flower and makes honey with his friends. But what happens when the queen bee arrives?

    Introducing nature to little ones, Bee provides simple, entertaining storylines with an animal character as the focus. Bright and colourful illustrations are sure to engage young children as they learn about each animals day, from a cute description, to what it eats and where it lives. Each page includes a window or a flap to encourage children to read on and discover more.

    Recommended for ages2+.

  • Brave Thumbelina

    Once upon a time, there was a woman who desperately wanted a child. One day, a good witch passed her house and gave her a flower seed. The woman planted the seed and took good care of it. Before long, two little eyes curiously stared at her between the petals. Inside the flower was a tiny girl! The woman named her Thumbelina. It soon became clear that Thumbelina was a very brave little girl.

    In this magical picture book, An Leysen retells the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. For children ages 5 and up and anyone who loves enchanting fairy tales.

  • Buildablock

    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+.

  • Chu's Day

    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 ...

  • Circle

    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.