picture book

Discover our beautiful country with this fun lift-the-flap treasure hunt, celebrating Aotearoa. Girl and Bird head off on an adventure around New Zealand and need help to follow the clues to find out where they will be heading next. From city to shore, north to south and east to west, there'll be some familiar places… Read More

What do you do when you've forgotten where you've left something? Hare is in a bit of a bother. He had a great idea but now he has lost it. Fantail, Tomtit and the rest of the forest creatures try to help. But nothing works, until Hare has another idea. Author Deborah Hinde has illustrated… Read More

Finally the mystery of the missing sock has been solved! Sarah's mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. While she thinks the puppy is responsible, Sarah knows better. And her mother mustn't find out the truth. The Great Sock Secret is a fantastical adventure into an imaginative fairy-filled world. While the story… Read More

12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear – what will remain? 12 Huia Birds is the beautiful but haunting story of one of our country's most beloved native birds. The book… Read More

It's the alphabet as you've never seen it before. The Great Kiwi ABC Book features Donovan Bixley's most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi, award winning Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald's Farm.  Both books are huge hits in our house, and the newest Bixley creation has been a welcome addition to the nightly rotation. We had great fun spotting… Read More

The Little Bad Wolf by comedian/writer Sam Bowring tackles the difficulty of living up to your family’s notoriety. The Little Bad Wolf is grumpy – all he wants to do is make trouble. He dreams of wrecking havoc like his grandad, the Big Bad Wolf, but he’s just not big enough to cause much fuss… Read More

The Best Dad in the World by Pat Chapman, and illustrated by Cat Chapman is a quality, if formulaic book celebrating kiwi Dads. An easy choice for father’s days, birthday’s and Christmas’s for dads everywhere The Best Dad in the World includes many generic dad traits and Cat Chapman’s illustrations are careful to include most… Read More

It’s unlikely Joy Cowley will ever stop writing. With over 600 books and a whole host of awards to her name, she’s one of New Zealand’s most loved and best known authors. Now she brings us two more graded readers for pre-schoolers, Freddy Bear and the Beach and Freddy Bear and Green Peas from Upstart Press… Read More

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