CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Page One


  • Hello Lighthouse
  • Lampie and the Children of the Sea
  • Hermione Anemone and the Enormous Storm
  • There Was an Old Sailor
  • A Cat Called Trim
  • Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros
  • At the Beach
  • Origami Ocean Friends
  • Origami Animal Friends
  • Gwendolyn
  • Puffin the Architect
  • A Penguin Story
  • Penguin
  • I am Jellyfish
  • I am Little Fish
  • Where is Little Fish Board Book
  • Count With Little Fish Board Book
  • Hooray for Fish Board Book
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Little Ships
  • Edge of the World
  • Old Macdonald had a Boat
  • Pop Up Peekaboo Under The Sea
  • One Tiny Turtle
  • Seagull
  • Sailing to America
  • Seadog
  • One Smart Fish
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    HELLO LIGHTHOUSE
    By Sophie Blackall, Softback, 0.27kg, 200mm x 315mm. Published 2019.

    A beautiful picture book about hope, change and the passing of time.

    On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams, sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. As the seasons pass and the waves rise and fall, outside, the wind blows; inside, the lighthouse keeper writes, and the rhythms of his life unfold. But change is on the horizon…

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    LAMPIE AND THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA
    By Annet Schaap, Hardback, 0.43kg, 140mm x 205mm. Published 2019.

    Lampie the lighthouse-keeper's daughter must climb sixty-one steps to light the lantern every evening and warn ships away from the rocks. One night, in the midst of a terrible storm, she discovers that her matches have run out... Disaster strikes, and an adventure begins.
    Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral's Black House, where rumour has it that a monster lurks. What she discovers there throws her into a world of pirates and mermaids and puts her in terrible danger. Can she find a way to save the ones she loves?

    An enchanting fairytale adventure debut.

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    HERMIONE ANEMONE AND THE ENORMOUS STORM
    By Ciara Molloy Tan and Michaela Blassnig, Softback, 0.14kg, 280mm x 210mm. Published 2019.

    Meet Hermione Anemone, the tiny creature with a great big heart!
    Hermione is lonely in her rock pool - until an enormous storm washes in some new friends.

    Life in the rockpool will never be the same.

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    THERE WAS AN OLD SAILOR
    By Claire Saxby & Cassandra Allen, Softback, 0.17kg, 215mm x 260mm. Reprinted 2019.

    There was an old sailor who swallowed a krill, I don't know why he swallowed the krill, It'll make him ill.....
    There was an old sailor who swallowed a jelly....

    A nautical take on the much-loved rhyme.

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    A CAT CALLED TRIM.
    By Corinne Fenton, Hardback, 0.37kg, 220mm x 285mm. 32 Pages. Published 2019.

    Trim was a cat born for adventure ...This is the true story of a courageous, mischievous and fearless cat called Trim, who sailed with Matthew Flinders on his voyages to map the coastline of Australia ...

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    ONCE UPON A SMALL RHINOCEROS.
    By Meg McKinlay, Softback, 0.19kg, 245mm x 270mm. 17 Pages. Published 2019.

    Don't you wish," said the small rhinoceros, "that you could see the world?

    Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world. So she built a boat. And sailed away ...

    A simple yet inspirational tale about challenging the norm, pushing boundaries and being true to oneself.

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    AT THE BEACH.
    By Roland Harvey, Softback, 0.19kg, 240mm x 250mm. 32 Pages. Published 2018.

    Hi Everyone! Crabby Spit is COOL! I've been crabspotting, riding my bike, surfing and swimming, and looking at stars. With a bit of luck, I'll be having fish and chips for dinner. The only problem is my things keep disappearing! Can you help me find them?

    - It's summer and time to head to Crabby Spit! 'Don't forget to write!' says Grandma. The postcards come thick and fast, detailing all the timeless pleasures of playing on the beach, paddling, surfing, finding treasures, dancing to the glow of a bonfire. But look out for the clever family dog who collects all the belongings of the absent-minded artist!

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    ORIGAMI OCEAN FRIENDS.
    By Mari Ono, Softback, 0.61kg, 230mm x 235mm. 126 Pages. Includes 50 Pieces of Origami paper. Published 2018.

    Split into four sections, start with Along the Coastline, where you’ll find a seagull, pelican, and polar bear to practice your folds on. Next comes In the Rock Pool, with a crab, starfish, and sea anemone to make, followed by Around the Reef, which is packed with tropical fish. Finally, In the Deep has a turtle, ray, squid, and more to try.

    Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing you where to fold. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with an easy one and once you’ve mastered that, move on to something a bit more challenging. Fifty specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away...Fold that Shark!

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    ORIGAMI ANIMAL FRIENDS.
    By Mari Ono, Softback, 0.61kg, 230mm x 235mm. 126 Pages. Includes 50 Pieces of Origami paper. Published 2017.

    Fold 35 of your favourite cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and bird life and much much more..

    Simple step by step instuctions to get you started.

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    GWENDOLYN
    By Juliette MacIver, Softback, 0.16kg, 220mm x 280mm. 18 pages. Published 2018.
    In the jungle there are jaguars, monkeys and parrots aplenty, but there are no penguins. None at all. Because penguins do not live in the jungle, except for ... GWENDOLYN!

    A story about friendship, adventure and finding your home. Ages 2-5

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    PUFFIN THE ARCHITECT
    By Kimberely Andrews, Softback, 0.20kg, 255mm x 305mm. 32 pages. Published 2018.

    Puffin is an architect who always exceeds her clients’ expectations, that is, until she takes on the toughest clients ever – her own pufflings!

    Puffin takes her tricky new clients on an inspirational tour of her builds. Together they visit all kinds of cleverly designed spaces - Otter's floating home, Pig's toolshed on wheels, Painter Goose's light-filled studio and Platypus's cosy underground bakehouse.
    The pufflings are unimpressed.
    Her clients really are a challenge! Will Puffin come up with a puffling-perfect home design?

    A gorgeous story, with endearing animal characters, intriguing house designs, ingenious mechanisms and storage solutions to pore over on every page, will spark a brand new generation of architects, engineers and interior designers!

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    A PENGUIN STORY
    By Antoinette Portis, Hardback, 0.35kg, 264mm x 211mm. 18 pages. Published 2009.
    Edna the penguin knows only the three colours that surround her : white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest. . . a quest for colour. When she finally finds what she’s been looking for, it is everything she hoped for and more. But does that mean she will ever stop looking? By the creator of the bestselling NOT A BOX.

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    PENGUIN
    By Polly Dunbar, Paperback, 0.21kg, 215mm x 261mm. 40 pages. Published 2017.
    When Ben opened his present he found Penguin and he wanted him to speak, but Penguin remained silent. Invitations to play, tickling, pulling funny faces, doing silly dances all had the same result. Penguin said nothing and did nothing. When Ben ignored Penguin, Penguin simply ignored him back. He was fired into space and finally offered to a passing lion, but still Penguin said nothing. Even the lion wasn't interested in eating Penguin. Finally Ben lost his temper and shouted at Penguin. If there was ever proof that shouting and losing your temper doesn't work then this was it. Lion ate Ben for being too noisy.That finally provoked Penguin into doing something which shocked the lion and saved Ben. After that Penguin and Ben became best friends.

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    I AM JELLYFISH
    By Ruth Paul, Glow in the dark picture book, 0.23kg, 240mm x 287mm. 32 pages. Published 2018.
    A delightful story about a tiny jellyfish that saves the day for one large fish. Nobody knows what a jellyfish does but all will be revealed by the end of this fabulously illustrated story.

    With glow-in-the-dark cover.

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    I AM LITTLE FISH - FINGER PUPPET BOARD BOOK
    By Lucy Cousins, Board Book, 0.26kg, 210mm x 140mm. 8 pages. Published 2018.
    Wiggle your fingers to make Little Fish swim along with the story.

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    WHERE IS LITTLE FISH - BOARD BOOK
    By Lucy Cousins, Board Book, 0.20kg, 158mm x 158mm. 8 pages. Published 2018.
    Lift the flaps to play hide and seek with Little Fish.

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    COUNT WITH LITTLE FISH - BOARD BOOK
    By Lucy Cousins, Board Book, 0.21kg, 158mm x 158mm. 12 pages. Published 2018.
    Count from one to ten with Little Fish.

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    HOORAY FOR FISH - BOARD BOOK
    By Lucy Cousins, Board Book, 0.48kg, 245mm x 270mm. 20 pages. Published 2005.
    Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly.

    An eyepopping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

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    TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
    By Jules Verne. Bonded Leather. Hardback Edition. 0.21kg, 160mm x 210mm. 0.79 kg 480 Pages. 2016
    A gorgeous edition of Jules Verne's landmark of science fiction and wonder, featuring full-colour art by Milo Winter.

    When Professor Pierre Aronnax and harpoonist Ned Land join an expedition to hunt a fierce 'whale' that has been sinking ships, they end up as captives of Captain Nemo, who prowls the sea in his magnificent submarine, the Nautilus. There, they discover a mysterious and sometimes dangerous underwater world

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    THE LITTLE SHIPS
    By Louise Borden & Michael Foreman. Paperback, 0.05kg, 252mm x 192mm. Published 2010.
    A Story of the heroic rescue at Dunkirk.

    In May 1940, many countries in Europe were at war with Nazi Germany. Half a million British and French soldiers were trapped on three sides in northern France by German troops and tanks. The only escape for the Allied army was the sea. An incredible armada of over 800 craft, including Royal Navy ships and a flotilla of small river and coastal boats, thereafter known as "the little ships", was assembled on the south-eastern coast of England. They sailed across the English Channel to Dunkirk in France to rescue the beseiged troops. The wide Dunkirk beach was covered with men who were hungry and thirsty, with horses running loose from their French riders, with dozens of barking dogs, with trucks and equipment - the disarray of an army on the run.

    In her vivid and deeply moving text, Louise Borden tells the story of one small fishing craft from Deal that was part of the armada. It is told from the point of view of a young girl who donned her brother's old clothes and sailed with her father on the family boat, the Lucy. The story of that incredible venture is part truth, part fiction. It could have happened...

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    EDGE OF THE WORLD
    By Ian Trevaskis. Illustrated by Wayne Harris, Paperback, 0.17kg, 190mm x 280mm. Published 2014.
    Nobody smiled in the village at the edge of the world.

    The wind blew cold, snow lay thick on the ground and each day the villagers went about their lives with heavy hearts.

    That was until the day Toby McPhee sailed out to the very edge of the world and found just what was needed to bring joy back to their lives.

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    OLD MACDONALD HAD A BOAT
    By Steve Goetz & Eda Kaban. hardback, 0.52kg, 250mm x 290mm. Published 2018.

    Old Mac and Mrs. Mac are back in a new rollicking reimagining of the classic folk song, this time with the focus on another kid fascination – tools! With hammers, saws, sanders, and even a blowtorch, the MacDonalds are turning their peaceful farm lake into the water sports haven of their dreams.

    In a fun twist on the first book, now Old Mac and Mrs. Mac are pictured using all types of tools on their different projects: he's souping up a sleek speedboat, while Mrs. Mac gets to work building a water ski ramp! Luckily, the original crew of farm animals is getting in on the building fun – and jumping on Jet Skis to set up the final event! – in this sequel that's sure to make a splash.

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    POP UP PEEKABOO UNDER THE SEA
    By DK. Hardback, 0.55kg, 215mm x 215mm. Published 2018.
    Turn the pages and lift the flaps of this delightful baby book. Meet Diving Dolphin, Stripy Fish, and other exciting sea creatures waiting to pop out!

    An exciting read-aloud baby book encouraging first learning by introducing little ones to colourful underwater scenes and characters.
    Ideal for preschool play, this sturdy baby book, with surprises under each flap, will appeal to both parents and children and will keep little ones entertained time and time again!

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    ONE TINY TURTLE
    By Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Jane Chapman, Paperback, 0.17kg, 231mm x 250mm. Published 2016.
    Far, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs — the very same beach where she herself was born. Nicola Davies's lyrical text offers fascinating information about the journey of the tiny, endangered loggerhead, while charming paintings by Jane Chapman vividly illustrate one turtle's odyssey.

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    SEAGULL
    By Danny Snell. Picture Flat, 0.14kg, 240mm x 250mm. Published 2016.
    Seagull loves to fly. It makes her heart sing. But when she gets caught in a tangle of fishing line on the beach, Seagull can only watch as other birds fly above. What can she do?

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    SAILING TO AMERICA
    By Robert Gernhardt. Hardback, 0.36kg, 220mm x 285mm, Published 2018.
    As his doggy friends watch from the shore, too afraid to join him, brave Captain Olly embarks on a hazardous journey to America in a rubber dinghy alone.
    This humorous tale of courage and perseverance in the face of adversity is written in an engaging rhyming style.

    ... 'and the back of the Boat, with Olly in it, sank in less than half a minute......'

    The story shows children that, to achieve your goals, it's important to properly weigh the risks and plan accordingly.

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    SEADOG
    ByClaire Saxby & Tom Jellett. Softcover, 0.13kg, 230mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    "Our dog is not a clean dog, a shiny dog, or a fluffy dog!" "Our dog is not a work dog, a round-em up and bring-em home dog", .."a run and scatter gulls dog"

    ' Our dog is not....." but what is our dog? This is a lovely well illustrated book for young crew, (and their dog)

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    ONE SMART FISH.
    By Chris Wormell. Paperback, 0.21kg, 267mm x 267mm, colour text and illustrations.
    Long ago in the deep ocean, there lived...one smart fish! He wasn't the biggest and he wasn't the boldest, but he was the cleverest. What this smart fish wanted more than anything else was to walk upon the land.
    But everyone knows that fish can't walk...can they? Find out how one smart fish can change the world in this sparkling new adventure from Chris Wormell, creator of George and the Dragon.

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