Children's Books. Page One


  • At the Beach
  • Origami Ocean Friends
  • Origami Animal Friends
  • Ocean. A Visual Miscellany
  • Unusual Creatures
  • Build the Shark
  • Gwendolyn
  • Puffin the Architect
  • A Penguin Story
  • Penguin
  • Red Alert!
  • 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
  • The Beagle with Charles Darwin
  • Seadog
  • Meet Captain Cook
  • Big Book of Big Ships
  • Big Book of Big Sea Creatures
  • One Smart Fish
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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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    OCEAN. A VISUAL MISCELLANY.
    By Ricardo Henriques, Hardback, 0.51kg, 235mm x 310mm. 48 Pages. Published 2018.

    Half of our planet is covered by the ocean, yet we've only explored 5 percent of this vast underwater realm.

    Originally published in Portugal, this visually compelling miscellany offers readers a tsunami of aquatic facts.
    Which ocean is the largest? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world? Is the ocean truly blue?

    Beautifully designed and rich with information, Ocean will satisfy enthusiastic readers who enjoy taking a deep dive into a subject as well as more reluctant readers who prefer to dip in and out of a book.

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    UNUSUAL CREATURES. A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest creatures.
    By Mitchell Hearst, Hardback, 0.61kg, 220mm x 280mm. 109 Pages. Published 2012.

    With humour and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab?

    Did you know... the Magnapinna Squid lives at a depth of 4000 feet below the surface of the sea, and has elastic tentacles that can stretch up to 20 times the length of its body? or that the Blobfish has no muscles? And jelly fish are made up of 95% water?

    These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal...

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    BUILD THE SHARK
    By Walker Book, Boxed, 1.16kg, 195mm x 370mm. Published 2018.
    32 page book with 35 Model Pieces to build a 76 cm Great White Shark.

    With this unique interactive guide to sharks, you’ll build a model of a great white and learn fascinating facts about all kinds of sharks. Which shark can race through the ocean at up to 56 km/h? Why does a great white shark roll its eyes back when it attacks? How does a shark find prey it cannot even see?

    Discover the answers to all these questions and more as you build the shark! No scissors or glue needed. (the Pieces slot together). Build a 76cm model of a Great White Shark!

    Ages 7 up.

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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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    RED ALERT!
    By Catherine Barr & Anne Wilson, Hardback, 0.48kg, 225mm x 305mm. 45 pages. Published 2018.
    An important book about 15 endangered species in six different habitats.

    This unique book not only makes children aware of the issues of climate change and environmental damage and the effect they have on the wildlife of our planet - but inspires them to rise to the challenge of helping to save our endangered animals.
    Focusing on 15 endangered species in 6 different habitats, Red Alert! invites children to "Pick a Place" and then "Choose a Creature" – picking out a favourite creature on the page and finding its story. After discovering all sorts of fascinating facts about the life of their chosen creature, the reader can "Meet the Challenge" and find out how to play a part in saving the animal from extinction. This book is inspired and endorsed by the 'Red List' database maintained by IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Currently it has details of over 70,000 species known to be at risk, but grows larger all the time.

    Includes not only iconic species like Snow Leopard and Blue Whale but also many lesser-known creatures such as the Kakapo and the Chinese Pangolin

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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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    THE BEAGLE WITH CHARLES DARWIN
    By Fiona Macdonald & Mark Bergin. Paperback, 0.31kg, 223mm x 288mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2015.
    Step inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin and witness his voyage of discovery, from meeting Captain Fitzroy to his modest return nearly five years later.
    Superb illustrations, cutaway diagrams and maps provide an insight into the discoveries he made, the specimens he gathered and the conclusions he came to.

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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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    MEET CAPTAIN COOK
    By Rae Murdie & Chris Nixon. softcover, 0.19kg, 280mm x 220mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    The story of Captin Cook and his discovery of Australia and New Zealand. Lovely illustrations and a great introduction for younger readers to the English Explorer and his discoveries.

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    BIG BOOK OF BIG SHIPS and some little ones too....
    By Minna Lacey & Gabriele Antonini. Hardback, 0.796kg, 248mm x 302mm, full colour illustrations and 4 giant fold-outs. Published 2011.
    A truly fabulous Usborne publication. Open the giant fold-out pages to discover some of the longest and heaviest ships ever built - from powerful battleships and arctic icebreakers to huge supertankers and container ships.

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    BIG BOOK OF BIG SEA CREATURES and some little ones too....
    By Minna Lacey & Gabriele Antonini. Hardback, 0.79kg, 248mm x 302mm, full colour illustrations and 4 giant fold-outs. Published 2011.
    A truly fabulous Usborne publication. Open the giant fold-out pages to discover all kinds of extraordinary sea creatures, from the leatherback sea turtle and great white shark to the biggest animal on earth - the mighty blue whale.

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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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