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123 Tea Party

Join Fox as he prepares a magnificent tea party for all his friends in this perfect first counting book. Jane Austen, the world famous author, spent most of her life in Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people inspired her writing. The book design draws on the repeating pattern of oak leaves from a Pelisse Coat in the care of Hampshire Cultural Trust which is thought to have belonged to Jane Austen. Published in association with Hampshire Cultural Trust and Jane Austen House Museum.ILLUSTRATOR : Ailie BusbyDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ash Dresses Her Friends

Ash is feeling lonely. She wishes she had someone to play with. When a sad elephant comes along, Ash has an idea that will cheer him up. Soon she is sharing her idea with lots of animals in the forest. A warm-hearted story about sharing with others.AUTHOR : Fu WenzhengDOWNLOAD NOTES

Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril

Eco Rangers 1: Pelican in Peril When Ebony and Jay, the famous Eco Rangers, rescue a frightened-looking pelican covered in fuel, they know something terrible has happened. Why is the sea full of petrol? And where does it come from? As the Eco Rangers start investigating, they end up getting into big trouble. Join them on their mystery-solving adventures! Eco Rangers to the rescue! Eco Rangers is an action-packed series centred around two best friends, who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife through their local conservation centre. Ebony and Jay love helping others and looking after the environment. In each story, they meet new animal friends, solve mysteries and learn more about nature. Meet the Eco Rangers and dive into their brand new adventures!AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : AśkaDOWNLOAD NOTES

Edward and the Great Discovery

Although he comes from a long line of archaeologists, Edward has never discovered anything. Then one rainy night, he stumbles upon what could be his first great discovery.AUTHOR : Rebecca McRitchieILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Emily Green's Garden

Emily Green lives in a perfectly lovely house, in a perfectly lovely street where people are always busy and bustling, hurried and hustling. One day Emily Green decides she wants to bring the outside into her home. She catches a glimpse of something green on the pavement, and visits the library to learn more about plants. Soon she has created something magical. She just needs to share it with others ...AUTHOR : Penny HarrisonILLUSTRATOR : Megan ForwardDOWNLOAD NOTES

Eva's Imagination

Eva doesn’t know what an imagination is. With the help of her dog, Chops, Eva goes on a hunt to find it. A delightful story about the power of the imagination.AUTHOR : Wenda ShuretyILLUSTRATOR : Karen ErasmusDOWNLOAD NOTES

Ferret on the Loose

Lucy has been training her pet ferret, Flash, for the annual Fastest Fearless Ferret Race. But as the competition approaches, Flash is nowhere to be found. Did he run away? Or was Flash ferret-napped?AUTHOR : Heather GallagherILLUSTRATOR : Benjamin JohnstonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Happily Ever After: Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood visits her sick grandmother in the woods. Her mother warns her to stay on the path and not wander into the woods.But the wolf is clever and Little Red Riding Hood soon finds herself in a spot of bother.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid

A little mermaid must say goodbye to her sea legs if she is to be with her prince. Owen Swan's ethereal illustrations recreate life and beauty under the sea.AUTHOR : Alex FieldDOWNLOAD NOTES

Happily Ever After: The Princess and the Pea

The Prince travels the world looking for the perfect bride. He looks everywhere until he finally returns home with no wife.Then one day there is a knock at the palace door. Could this be his princess?AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Helene MagissonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Happily Ever After: The Ugly Duckling

Based on the classic fairy tale.Mother Duck is disappointed when one of her little ducklings isn’t as pretty as the other delightful four.The ugly duckling sets out o find his place in the world.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Hodge Podge Lodge

The Pigwigs live happily in Hodge Podge Lodge, making lots and lots of mess. But they never think about where their rubbish goes... until their neighbours decide enough is enough. Can Little Miss Pigwig's nifty new idea help solve the problem of all that rubbish? A lively story about taking care of our environment and the importance of recycling.AUTHOR : Priscilla LamontILLUSTRATOR : Priscilla LamontDOWNLOAD NOTES

How Many Dinosaurs Deep

Jim is not quite sure that he’s ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing, sploshing dinosaurs help him face his fear?AUTHOR : Ben KitchinILLUSTRATOR : Vicky FieldhouseDOWNLOAD NOTES

Hubert and the Magic Glasses

Sadly, the Able Ants are not the best soccer team in the country. Hubert does not help. He enjoys his soccer, but struggles to maintain his skills. Maybe magic glasses are the answer? At the very least they might stop Hubert mistaking the dog food for breakfast cereal.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Joe SpellmanDOWNLOAD NOTES

Is It The Way You Giggle?

Everyone is special in their own way. What makes you special? Is it the way you giggle or the way you wiggle? A heartwarming picture book that celebrates our differences.AUTHOR : Nicola ConnellyILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Mercury Rising

Jake in Space 5: Mercury Rising When Jake and his friends zoom off to Mercury to watch the alignment of the planets, they’re ready for adventure. But are they ready for their most dangerous mission yet - to thwart the plans of some familiar villains and save the planets from destruction? Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Moon Attack

Jake in Space 1: Moon Attack Jake is sent to remedial space car driving school on the Moon. Nothing could be more embarrassing. He soon uncovers a plot to blow up the moon and must summon his courage, and space car driving skills, to save everyone. Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Robot Games

Jake in Space 3: Robot Games Jake and his friends are excited to be at the Robot Games until their cyborg friend, Henry, starts acting stranger than usual. Is it his recent upgrade? Or is something mysterious going on? Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Rocket Battles

Jake in Space 2: Rocket Battles Jake and his friends are a wildcard entry in the most famous race in the solar system - the Rocket Battles. Beating champion racers is not going to be easy. Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Saving Saturn

Jake in Space 6: Saving Saturn Jake and his friends can't wait to get to their mystery destination. They arrive to find a megaship filled with treasure. Jake soon realises that people of Saturn are under threat. Can he rescue them in time? Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jake in Space: Volcanoes of Venus

Jake in Space 4: Volcanoes of Venus Jake is excited to be staying at the famous Floating Hotel of Venus, until his cyborg friend Henry sniffs out more than just garbage. Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories full of action and suspense. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels throughout the solar system, solving mysteries and thwarting villains before they can carry out their evil plans. In each story, the Central Intergalactic Agency (CIA) sends its cyborg, Henry, on a secret mission. Jake ends up helping his cyborg friend but things never seem to go according to plan.AUTHOR : Candice Lemon-ScottILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Jump and Shout

Jump and shout ... clap and cheer on this rollicking adventure with a lively family. Join them as they swing, skip and tumble through the neighbourhood on a joyful day out.AUTHOR : Mike DumbletonILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Last Dragon

Keeper of the Crystals 6: Eve and the Last Dragon Eve turns up unannounced at her Nan's house with Oscar in tow. It's time to open the wooden box. The one her Nan had warned them was far too dangerous to go near. A crystal dragon figurine thrusts Oscar and Eve into a medieval world of dragon slayers, fire breathing dragons, castles and moats. It's a world at war. Can Eve and Oscar befriend these creatures and help save them from extinction? Keeper of the Crystals is an adventure fantasy series full of secrets and mystery. Eve and Oscar, two unlikely friends, accidentally tap into the power of crystals. They are thrust into different and dangerous worlds where unicorns, tigers, dragons and panthers communicate with people and where native communities and their way of life are under threat. What are the secrets of the crystal keeper and why does Eve have these powers?AUTHOR : Jess BlackILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Mermaid's Tears

Keeper of the Crystals 3: Eve and the Mermaid's Tears Eve and Oscar find themselves in a world where cut throat pirates rule the waves and where the language of the sea is the only tongue spoken. It’s the mermaids who need help. They’re being captured so that their tears can be sold as treasure. But if these protectors of the ocean disappear then the balance of the ocean is upset and all marine life is under threat. Can Eve and Oscar find their sea legs and help the mermaids? Keeper of the Crystals is an adventure fantasy series full of secrets and mystery. Eve and Oscar, two unlikely friends, accidentally tap into the power of crystals. They are thrust into different and dangerous worlds where unicorns, tigers, dragons and panthers communicate with people and where native communities and their way of life are under threat. What are the secrets of the crystal keeper and why does Eve have these powers?AUTHOR : Jess BlackILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Runaway Unicorn

Keeper of the Crystals 1: Eve and the Runaway Unicorn Eve is staying with her grandmother and her only choice in playmate is Oscar, the boy from next door. The lure of the forbidden attic in her Nan’s house proves too much for Eve and Oscar and they sneak upstairs to explore. When Eve finds a small crystal figurine of a unicorn it acts as a portal into another world. Eve and Oscar find themselves in the desert of Panthor where unicorns are now enslaved, land turned to desert and people forced to become desert nomads. How can Eve and Oscar survive in a land where panthers and people communicate and where an evil king has complete control of every living being? More importantly, how will they ever get home again? Keeper of the Crystals is an adventure fantasy series full of secrets and mystery. Eve and Oscar, two unlikely friends, accidentally tap into the power of crystals. They are thrust into different and dangerous worlds where unicorns, tigers, dragons and panthers communicate with people and where native communities and their way of life are under threat. What are the secrets of the crystal keeper and why does Eve have these powers?AUTHOR : Jess BlackILLUSTRATOR : Celeste HulmeDOWNLOAD NOTES

Leaping Lola

Lola loves to dance. She flounces and bounces all day long, practising for the Black and White Ball. But she is a brown Jersey cow, not a black-and-white cow. Can she disguise herself and have a spin on the dance floor?AUTHOR : Tracey HawkinsILLUSTRATOR : Anil TortopDOWNLOAD NOTES

Lucia and Lawrence

Lucia is creative, and Lawrence loves numbers. Can they find a middle ground and stay friends?AUTHOR : Joanna FrancisILLUSTRATOR : Joanna FrancisDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvellous Mummy

From being brave to being silly, Mummy makes every moment special.AUTHOR : Katie PoliILLUSTRATOR : Giuseppe PoliDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvin and Marigold: A Christmas Surprise

On the first day in December Marigold Mouse receives a surprise gift. She can't wait to share her excitement with her best friend Marvin. In the second picture book in the Marvin and Marigold series Mark Carthew's evocative verse expresses the spirit of the festive season, and Simon Prescott's illustrations bring to life the magic of Christmas.AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Simon PrescottDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvin and Marigold: A Stormy Night

On a wild and stormy night Marvin and Marigold are scared. The wind rattled windows, whistled and whirled as lightning bolts cracked and thunderclaps swirled. Will they make it through the night?AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Simon PrescottDOWNLOAD NOTES

Marvin and Marigold: The Big Sneeze

Two mice, Marvin and Marigold, live next door to each other. When Marvin gets a cold, Marigold has to find a cure to save her mouse house. Told in Mark Carthew’s classic lyrical rhyme.AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Simon PrescottDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy is a rather reserved, gentle duck. He likes to tip his hat and say, 'good morning'. Mr Darcy would never want to bother anybody. His life is a little lonely until he discovers that it's okay to let his friends know he needs some help. Alex Field's great love of Jane Austen's Mr Darcy from 'Pride and Prejudice' inspired her to create Mr Darcy. Mr Darcy has all the great qualities of a gentle English aristocrat. Peter Carnavas has created a gorgeous new look for the well-loved and much admired Mr Darcy.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding

Mr Darcy loves making his famous Christmas pudding. But what happens when Mr Collins drops by unexpectedly?AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck

Mr Darcy dreads the first sign of Spring. Flowers blooming means only one thing – dancing season, and Mr Darcy simply cannot dance. Can Lizzy convince Mr Darcy to take a turn around the maypole? Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck celebrates the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.AUTHOR : Alex FieldILLUSTRATOR : Peter CarnavasDOWNLOAD NOTES

Mr Pegg's Post

Anna and her parents live in a lighthouse, surrounded by the ocean, far from neighbours and friends. Their only visitor is Mr Pegg, the postman. But when Mr Pegg needs help with his deliveries, Anna comes to the rescue. Maybe she will find some friends after all.AUTHOR : Elena TopouzoglouILLUSTRATOR : Elena TopouzoglouDOWNLOAD NOTES

My Dad is a Bear

Charlie's dad is tall, round and soft. Sometimes he growls. Could he be a bear? Luckily for Charlie there's one thing bears do best.Selected as a CBCA Notable Book. Annie White's illustrations selected as a Silver Category Winner for Illustrators Australia. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.AUTHOR : Nicola ConnellyILLUSTRATOR : Annie WhiteDOWNLOAD NOTES

My Sister

This stunning picture book shows the special relationship that exists between two sisters. Soft, beautiful illustrations and simple text make this the perfect bedtime read.AUTHOR : Joanna YoungILLUSTRATOR : Joanna YoungDOWNLOAD NOTES

Pugs Don't Wear Pyjamas

When Tom visits his aunt he meets her pug Ellie. Ellie is no ordinary pug. Wherever Tom's aunt goes, her pug must go too. His aunt dresses Ellie up for every outing. Tom finds Ellie strange but she makes friends wherever she goes. Tom makes no friends. He realises something has to change.AUTHOR : Michelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATOR : Cecilia JohanssonDOWNLOAD NOTES

Santa's High-Tech Christmas

Santa has discovered high-tech gear. With his techno-pad, a flip-top roof on his sleigh, a soft reclining seat and a rocket pack, he is well prepared to deliver presents for Christmas Day. But as things start to go wrong, Santa needs help from a young girl so that all the presents get delivered on time.AUTHOR : Mike DumbletonDOWNLOAD NOTES

The ABC of Musical Instruments

Join these lovable animals as they play musical instruments in the perfect first alphabet book. Jane Austen, the world famous author, spent most of her life in Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people inspired her writing. The book design draws on the repeating pattern of oak leaves from a Pelisse Coat in the care of Hampshire Cultural Trust which is thought to have belonged to Jane Austen. Published in association with Hampshire Cultural Trust.ILLUSTRATOR : Ailie BusbyDOWNLOAD NOTES

The Great Zoo Hullabaloo!

"When Jess and Jack open the gates to the zoo It was strangely deserted. Nobody said BOO." Can Jess and Jack discover the mystery of the missing animals? This magical picture book by award-winning author Mark Carthew, brought to life by Anil Tortop's illustrations, evokes the spirit of adventure in enchanting rhyme.AUTHOR : Mark CarthewILLUSTRATOR : Anil TortopDOWNLOAD NOTES


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