Children's Books. Page Two.


  • Penguin Problems
  • Danny Mcgee Drinks the Sea
  • Cat and Fish
  • Big Blue Whale
  • Blue Penguin
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Owners Workshop Manual
  • Maisy's Boat
  • Three Bears in a Boat
  • Ocean.A Children's Encyclopedia
  • A Kid's Book on Boatbuilding
  • Sailing the Unknown
  • The Great Googly Moogly
  • Beach
  • Baby's Slide and See: Under the Sea
  • Busy Boats
  • There was an Old Sailor
  • Granny Grommet and Me
  • RYA Go Cruising
  • Stowaway
  • Loud Emily
  • Little Toot
  • Little Red Lighthouse
  • The Sailor Dog
  • Blue Boat
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    PENGUIN PROBLEMS
    By Jory John & Lane Smith. Paperback, 0.18kg, 215mm x 280mm, 32 pages, Colour illustrations. Published 2017.

    Have you ever thought: I have so many problems and nobody even cares? Well, penguins have problems too!

    This penguin has come to tell you that life in Antarctica is no paradise. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you

    Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . .

    A great book for the kids (and the Adult readers too!)

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    DANNY MCGEE DRINKS THE SEA
    By Anthony Stanton. Paperback, 0.21kg, 265mm x 265mm, 32 pages, Colour illustrations. Published 2017.

    When Danny McGee, much to his big sister Frannie's surprise, drinks up the sea with a giant straw, it turns out he's just getting started. Soon nothing is safe from getting swallowed whole by Danny McGee--not the mountains, not the trees, not even the weather girl on TV! He eats up America and all the people in the whole world (including the author, who is writing this book from inside Danny McGee!).

    Danny swallows the alphabet and all the numbers, until there is absolutely nothing left . . . except, of course, his big sister, Frannie McGee.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

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    CAT AND FISH
    By Neil Curtis. Paperback, 0.15kg, 210mm x 280mm, 32 pages, Black & White illustrations. Published 2017.

    Cat and Fish come from different worlds — he from the land, she from the sea. But when they meet in the park one night, they like each other's looks. Cat shows Fish his world and teaches her how to climb, how to take shelter from the rain, and how to stay warm. But Fish misses the sea, so Cat takes her back and meets her friends and discovers the water world. Then the trouble starts. Opposites may attract, but can they find common ground and stay friends?

    Neil Curtis’s stunning black-and-white illustrations make this whimsical story of how two unlikely soul mates overcome their differences spring to life, enchanting young readers and their parents alike

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    BIG BLUE WHALE
    By Nicola Davies. Paperback, 0.16kg, 230mm x 248mm, 32 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2015.

    Bigger than a giraffe, bigger than an elephant, bigger than a dinosaur... the blue whale is the BIGGEST creature that has ever lived on earth!

    But there are no many left and they are now protected hunting them has been banned, so in some places their number are growing – very, very slowly. You could still sail the oceans for a year and never see a single one.

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    BLUE PENGUIN
    By Petr Horacek. Paperback, 0.21kg, 246mm x 268mm, 32 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2015.

    Blue penguin feels just like a penguin. But the other penguins won’t be his friend. ‘You’re not like us”, they say. How can he convince them that he is one of them?

    A magical and heart-warming story about the power of friendship

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    THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL
    By Haynes. 0.20kg, 210mm x 270mm, 40 pages, with Black & White line drawings Published 2015.

    1945 onwards (all aboard), Aimed at the 3-7 age group, this innovative book applies the Haynes treatment to one of the most popular Children’s characters. Inspired by the world-famous Haynes manuals, this book explains how Thomas works, how his driver operates him, and how the engineers of the Sodor railway keep him in tip-top condition. Some of Thomas's friends also feature, with Henry's overhaul, for example, offering the chance for young readers to see how a steam engine is taken apart and refitted.

    This book is a superb introduction for young children (and their responsible adults) to how steam locomotives and railways work. It is fairly basic, but it does explain stuff simply and clearly, using Thomas and his friends as examples. There are numerous cut-away diagrams that show you what goes on inside real steam-engines, and how they are built, using Thomas and his friends for demonstration purposes. (There is also much about the railway system of Sodor).

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    MAISY'S BOAT
    By Lucy Cousins. 0.19kg, 170mm x 135mm, 9 pages, Board Book. Published 2017.

  • Whoosh, whoosh! Maisy lovces sailing her boat!
  • Super sturdy, wipe clean board pages
  • Perfect for crew members 6 months +

    NZ$12.00 + Delivery

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    THREE BEARS IN A BOAT
    By David Soman. 0.60kg, 285mm x 285mm, Hardback with Colour illustrations. Published 2016.

    Dash, Charlie, and Theo break their mother's favorite blue seashell. Rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. And so begins an adventure on the high seas! On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas. Then a treacherous storm suddenly blows in, the three bears find themselves being tossed about in their little boat.

    What will become of their search, and what will it take to bring them safely home? This read-aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions.

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

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    OCEAN. A CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA
    By DK. 1.29kg, 220mm x 283mm, 256 pages, Colour Photographs, Published 2015.
    Explore the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids

    Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia let's your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves.

    Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes and high-quality photographs. Look up an individual subject for school projects or curious minds can read from beginning to end!

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    A KID'S BOOK ON BOATBUILDING
    By Will Ansel. 0.14kg, 216mm x 280mm, 16 pages, with Black & White line drawings Published 2001.
    The idea of this book is to tell kids, in a simplistic way, with drawings, about some of the things that go on when boats are built. It gives an overview of the different kinds of boats, the materials, the plans, the tools and the words used in construction. For any budding young sailor, yacht designer, craftsman or just helping around the yard, holding the planks or fetching the tools, this is a great introduction into how, and why boats are built the way they are.

    Suitable for ages 7-87!

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    SAILING THE UNKNOWN: Around the World with Captain Cook.
    By Michael J Rosen & Marian Cristina Pritelli. 0.25kg, 293mm x 220mm, 40 pages, with full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    In 1978, a young sailor named Nicholas, all of age 11, took to the seas with British Explorer James Cook on a three year expedition of discovery, venturing into the uncharted world filled with strange lands, mysterious peoples and peculiar creatures. Sailing the Unknown depicts this historic journey from the viewpoint of young Nick.

    Panoraminc illustrations portray stormy seas, tropical paradises and the rigors of 18th century seagoing life, while the engaging text narrates the passage of time and unfolding events in the shorthand style of a historical journal.

    Sail along on the HMS Endeavour from the 'Land of Fire' to Tahiti and from New Zealand back to England on a most epic and unforgettable voyage.

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    THE GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY.
    By Courtney Dicmas. 0.20kg, 250mm x 250mm, 16 pages, with full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    Nobody has ever been able to catch THE GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY, a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and differing baits, she sets out every day to realise her dream, whatever the weather. But what will she do if she succeeds?

    This lovely illustrated book features a spirited character with determination, but also reflects our responsibilities to other creatures and our place in the natural world.

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    BEACH.
    By A Little Fronds Board book. 0.25kg, 160mm x 160mm, 12 pages, with full colour illustrations. Published 2013.
    New Zealanders love the sun and the surf, and this little board book, with its bright simple illustrations is ideal for little hands. Let's go and see what's on the beach....

    NZ$13.00 + Delivery

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    BABY'S VERY FIRST SLIDE AND SEE: UNDER THE SEA.
    ByUsborne Board Books. 0.32kg, 175mm x 175mm, 4 heavy board pages, Published 2015.
    Babies will love looking at the bright pictures in this delightful book, and seeing what appears when they move the sliders.

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    BUSY BOATS.
    By Susan Steggall. Paperback, 0.19kg, 240mm x 278mm, 32 pages, with full colour illustrations of torn paper collages. published 2010.
    Follow the fishing boat as it leaves the dock in the morning. See cargo boats being loaded, the tourist boat filling up with people, tug boats bringing a tanker in, lifeoats speeding to a rescue, and many others. And in the evening see the fish being unloaded for tea.
    This vibrant picture book , with its rhythmic text is full of life and detail.

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    THERE WAS AN OLD SAILOR.
    By Claire Saxby & Cassandra Allen. Paperback, 0.16kg, 216mm x 260mm, 32 pages, full colour illustrations. published 2011.
    A nautical take on a much love-loved rhyme. With gorgeous full colour illustrations

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    GRANNY GROMMET AND ME.
    By Dianne Wolfer & Karen Blair. Hardback, 0.37kg, 276mm x 235mm, 28 pages, full colour illustrations. published 2013.
    My granny and her friends go to the beach, and I go too.
    When they hit the surf, they duck and dive and twist and turn.
    It looks like lots of fun. But I don't want to go in the water.
    There are strange things under the waves.....

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    RYA GO CRUISING.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.44kg, 210mm x 295mm, 111 pages, published 2006.
    For children, going cruising can mean hours of tedium while the grown-ups perform mysterious tasks involving ropes, charts and electronic gadgets. Or,it can provide the chance to learn new skills, the satisfaction of being useful and increase sea confidence... Eight Chapters full of advice, descriptions, seamanship skills, and wonderful illustrations will have you up to speed and cruising before you know it. Be part of the crew and enjoy knowing the ropes.

    ' RYA Go Cruising' is designed to help kids get the most out of being at sea.

    With concise explanations and vibrant illustrations, 'Go Sailing' really brings the theory of sailing to light in a way that kids will love

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    STOWAWAY.
    By Karen Hesse. Paperback, 0.21kg, 130mm x 193mm, 315 pages. Published 2002.
    It is known that in the Summer of 1798, Captain James Cook sailed from England on H.M.S. Endeavour, beginning a three-year mission to discover an unknown continent at the bottom of the globe. What is less known is that a boy by the name of Nicholas Young was a stowaway on that ship.

    Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of a remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends. Suitable for ages 10-14.

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    LOUD EMILY.
    By Alexis O'Neill & Nancy Carpenter. Paperback, 0.18kg, 255mm x 235mm, full colour illustration. Published in 1998.
    Poor Emily. She doesn't mean to be loud, but whenever she says anything in her Emily voice, plates shatter, neighbors are astonished, and birds are frightened right out of the trees. It seems like ther's nowhere she fits in. Until the day she sees a ship with a sign that reads: LOUD HELP NEEDED. NOW. So Emily sets sail for an adventure on the high seas, where perhaps there is a place for her after all...

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    LITTLE TOOT.
    By Hardie Gramatky. Paperback, 0.19kg, 189mm x 197mm, colour illustrations. Published 1997.
    Toot along with the tugboat who has charmed generations!
    "The illustrations are mobile, exciting affairs in nautical blues and greens and stormy blacks, painted in the dashing off-hand manner which exactly matches the bravado of Little Toot...This vividly illustrated book is a minor classic." - The New York Times.

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    LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE AND THE GREAT GRAY BRIDGE.
    By Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward. Paperback, 0.15kg, 172mm x 210mm, full colour illustrations. This edition published 2002.
    Built in 1880 of cast iron and steel, the "fat and red and jolly" little lighthouse sits on the bank of the Hudson River in New York City. When the great gray, and powerful George Washington Bridge is built overhead, the little lighthouse feels very very small. But he soon comes to understand that he is still needed to guide boats through dark and stormy weather.
    Lighting up hearts and imaginations since it was first published in 1942, this beloved children's classic has been restored to its original design and - for the first time- includes the recently discovered original watercolour painting by Lynd Ward.

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    THE SAILOR DOG.
    By Margaret Wise Brown. Little Golden Book. Hardback, 0.10kg, 165mm x 200mm. First Published 1953.
    A dog that has always wanted to go to sea realizes his dream.

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    BLUE BOAT.
    By Kersten Hamilton. Board Book, 0.37kg, 175mm x 200mm. Published 2015.
    When a family on a sailing outing gets stuck in a surprise storm, there’s only one boat tough enough to handle the rocking waves and howling winds: Blue Boat, the roughtest toughets tugboat of them all.

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