AUGUST

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

By Sandhya Parappukkaran
Illustrated by Michelle Pereira

When Zimdalamashkermishkada starts a new school, he knows he’s got to do something about his long na ... Read More

My Favourite Teachers

My Favourite Teachers

By Beck Feiner and Robin Feiner

Teachers are all around us - it's time to give them a gold star! The new bestseller from the creator ... Read More

Frankie and the Fossil

Frankie and the Fossil

By Jess McGeachin

A sweet and funny picture book for anyone who loves dinosaur fossils, friends and cheese sandwiches, ... Read More

The Spectacular Suit

The Spectacular Suit

By Kat Patrick
Illustrated by Hayley Wells

A buoyant and heartwarming celebration of individuality, identity, and dressing to suit yourself! It ... Read More

Bedtime Sorted!

Bedtime Sorted!

By Jimmy Rees
Illustrated by Briony Stewart

Who said bedtime was hard? Dad's got bedtime sorted! Lenny and the twins have a bath without water s ... Read More

I Wonder

I Wonder

By Allison Paterson

The little wooden boat has been left behind in the sand dunes. Odd things pass it by, tumbling and f ... Read More

JULY

The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp

The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp

By Paul Russell
Illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Most children would say that the ocean is blue, but when Bowen looks at it he sees white where the w ... Read More

Lucy and Copper

Lucy and Copper

By Mandy Foot

Smudge has been Lucy's best friend since she was little. But these days, Lucy is too big to ride her ... Read More

Get Back In Your Books!

Get Back In Your Books!

By Rory H Mather
Illustrated by Shane McGowan

‘There were pirates in the paperbacks, a bear in fantasy. Then I saw a smiling cat, staring straight ... Read More

The Very First You

The Very First You

By Scott Stuart

Nobody has ever smiled your smile, or ran the way that you run. The chances of you being born as you ... Read More

JUNE

Grumble Boats

Grumble Boats

By Susannah McFarlane
Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie

Emma is very grumpy. Why should she have to visit Grandma while her brother goes to a pirate party? ... Read More

Where The Heart Is

Where The Heart Is

By Irma Gold
Illustrated by Susannah Crispe

Inspired by an incredible true story, Where the Heart Is explores the friendship between Dindim the ... Read More

The Imagineer

The Imagineer

By Christopher Cheng
Illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

Penny has a massive imagination. She loves to draw up plans, gather her tools and turn sketches and ... Read More

The Colour of Music

The Colour of Music

By Lisa Tiffen
Illustrated by Matt Ottley

Molly can see the music. Colours flash brilliantly as she listens. The music takes her on a journey ... Read More

Sea Country

Sea Country

By Aunty Patsy Cameron
Illustrated by Lisa Kennedy

Summer is the season for ripening wild cherries, tatas, wild currants, canygong. The canygong fruits ... Read More

A Pair of Pears and an Orange

A Pair of Pears and an Orange

By Anna McGregor

An adorable story about making new friends and finding creative solutions to playground problems.A p ... Read More

MAY

Common Wealth

Common Wealth

By Gregg Dreise

All that I’m wishing, Is that you take a moment to listen... A slam poetry persuasive and powerful v ... Read More

Bear and Rat

Bear and Rat

By Christopher Cheng
Illustrated by Stephen Michael King

A powerful and uplifting story about loving friendship, even through the hardest of times. Bear and ... Read More

Arno and His Horse

Arno and His Horse

By Jane Godwin
Illustrated by Felicita Sala

Arno had a horse, it was brown and it was black. He took it with him everywhere, but did he bring it ... Read More

A Human for Kingsley

A Human for Kingsley

By Gabriel Evans

Kingsley had decided to own a human. This was not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, owning ... Read More

Pear of Hope

Pear of Hope

By Wenda Shurety
Illustrated by Deb Hudson

Anna loves the old pear tree that lives at the bottom of the garden. When she becomes seriously ill, ... Read More

Daisy and Bear and the Very Ordinary Day

Daisy and Bear and the Very Ordinary Day

By Haylee Hackenberg
Illustrated by Bianca Pozzi

Daisy and Bear live in a small house. They do the same ordinary things every day. Or do they? Follow ... Read More

I'm Fabulous Crab!

I'm Fabulous Crab!

By Nicki Greenberg

Henry the hermit crab is done with his dull life on the dim ocean floor. He wants glamour and drama! ... Read More

APRIL

The Katha Chest

The Katha Chest

By Radhiah Chowdhury
Illustrated by Lavanya Naidu

Six-year-old Asiya loves to go to Nanu's house. Best among all of Nanu's treasures is the big old ch ... Read More

Too Many Ducks

Too Many Ducks

By Heidi Cooper Smith

One morning, Alexander wakes to find a duck waiting for him. As more and more ducks arrive, Alexande ... Read More

Good Night, Ivy Bright

Good Night, Ivy Bright

By Ben Long
Illustrated by Andrew Plant

Ivy couldn't get to sleep, her mind was burning bright. I'm done with counting sheep, she thought, I ... Read More

Amira's Magpie

Amira's Magpie

By Kat Gordon
Illustrated by Krista Brennan

Amira has a magpie. He is the most beautiful, strangest of creatures… Amira imagines her magpie flyi ... Read More

Oswald Messweather

Oswald Messweather

By Dimity Powell
Illustrated by Siobhan McVey

Mess and disorder upset Oswald. They make his legs jiggle and his palms itch all the time. Counting ... Read More

MARCH

March of the Ants

March of the Ants

By Ursula Dubosarsky

The ants are heading out on a very important expedition. What will they need to take with them? It's ... Read More

Salih

Salih

By Inda Ahmad Zahri
Illustrated by Anne Ryan

Like a turtle, Salih carries his home on his back. He must cross a raging sea in search of a safe ho ... Read More

Blue Flower

Blue Flower

By Sonya Hartnett

A beautifully told picture book about self-esteem, resilience and the discovery that being different ... Read More

What Do You Call Your Grandma?

What Do You Call Your Grandma?

By Ashleigh Barton
Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

An inclusive picture book for grandparents everywhere. In every country around the world are grandma ... Read More

Mo and Crow

Mo and Crow

By Jo Kasch
Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Mo lives alone and he likes it that way… until Crow comes into his small and tidy life offering frie ... Read More

9 things to remember (and one to forget)

9 things to remember (and one to forget)

By Alison Binks

9 things to remember (and one to forget) is an ode to nature. Each turn of the page reveals a small ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Jetty Jumping

Jetty Jumping

By Andrea Rowe
Illustrated by Hannah Sommerville

While Milla’s friends take big, brave jumps off the jetty, Milla stays on the blistering wood, scare ... Read More

Turning Cartwheels

Turning Cartwheels

By Amy Adeney
Illustrated by Amy Calautti

Emma is desperate to join queen bee Carly’s Cartwheel Club. When she is finally accepted, she finds ... Read More

Walking Your Human

Walking Your Human

By Liz Ledden
Illustrated by Gabriella Petruso

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? It turns out they know just what humans want – to ... Read More

Star of Anise

Star of Anise

By Jane Jolly
Illustrated by Di Wu

The hawker's wagon jingled and jangled as it came down the track… Annie and Arthur have been eagerly ... Read More

Joe and the Stars

Joe and the Stars

By Phil Cummings
Illustrated by Connah Brecon

In the red dust, where the sky is wide, Joe loves watching the stars. He marvels at their mystery an ... Read More

Reggie Red

Reggie Red

By Josie Layton
Illustrated by Rebecca Timmis

With freckles and curls so big and so red, Reggie felt worried… 'Just look at my head! Others have h ... Read More