Children's Books. Page Two.


  • Those Shipwreck Kids
  • Those Eco-Pirate Kids
  • Those Snake Island Kids
  • Big Blue Whale
  • Blue Penguin
  • Sensational Survivors
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Owners Workshop Manual
  • Maisy's Boat
  • Three Bears in a Boat
  • Ocean.A Children's Encyclopedia
  • Ivan and the Lighthouse
  • Love Our Ocean: Book
  • Love Our Ocean: DVD
  • A Kid's Book on Boatbuilding
  • Sailing the Unknown
  • The Great Googly Moogly
  • Beach
  • Baby's Slide and See: Under the Sea
  • Save Our Seas
  • Busy Boats
  • There was an Old Sailor
  • Granny Grommet and Me
  • RYA Go Cruising
  • New Zealand Shore & Sea Life
  • Stowaway
  • Loud Emily
  • Little Toot
  • Little Red Lighthouse
  • The Sailor Dog
  • Blue Boat
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    THOSE SHIPWRECK KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.30kg, 150mm x 230mm, 19732 pages, black & white drawings. Published 2017.
    The third book in the series (although they can be read as stand-alone books), this is another thought-provoking Ransome inspired tale with a strong appeal to adventure-loving readers in a nine to ninety-nine age bracket. Underlying its clear environmental theme is the conclusion that freedom and responsibility go hand in hand.

    When a Tasmanian sailing family anchors near an old wrecked hulk in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, the kids discover a strangely abandoned campsite, with plates of uneaten food and young children's toys still visible under the mould and cockroaches. Their curiosity leads to an investigation which adds a layer of intrigue to their anticipated fun-filled experiences in an unfamiliar foreign land.

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    THOSE ECO-PIRATE KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.29kg, 150mm x 230mm, 189 pages, black & white drawings. Published 2014.

    Fin has always been passionate about fishing, so when he discovers an illegal net full of undersized fish in Sydney's northern waterways, his first reaction is to empty it. The subsequent events turn a joint Kiwi-Australian family holiday into a rather more complex experience.

    This Ransome-inspired tale has equal appeal to adults and children. Underlying a clear environmental message is the conclusion that modern children can still find adventure when their parents are prepared to give them a little trust and freedom.

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    THOSE SNAKE ISLAND KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.25kg, 150mm x 230mm, 156 pages, black & white drawings. First Published 2012. This edition 2017

    Jake persuades his family to embark on a sailing-camping holiday on a small Tasmanian Island. Although he is mostly interested in Pirates and his home built-sailing dinghy, Jake's holiday goes astray when he finds himself, through unexpected events, in a situation which leave him isolated with his brother, sister and a couple of Kiwi kids on the island. Forced to dig deep into their personal reserves, the kids find that the treasures they all gain from their experiences are very different from the ones they all set out to find....

    Although essentially a work of fiction, this book is based on true events and real places. Snake Island does exist, uninhabited exactly as the maps in the book describe. The historical details are accurate and treasure hunters still, to this day, search for the missing gold

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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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    SENSATIONAL SURVIVORS
    By Sandra Morris. Paperback, 0.28kg, 213mm x 285mm, 48 pages, full colour line drawings. Published 2010.

    An illustrated guide to New Zealand's remarkable wildlife. An ancient land isolated by vast oceans, New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by the award-winning wildlife illustrator Sandra Morris.

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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 +

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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.

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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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    IVAN AND THE LIGHTHOUSE
    By Grant Sheehan. 0.24kg, 210mm x 300mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2016.
    Loosely based on events in the life of Ivan Anderson and his father James, who was the keeper at Bean Rock Lighthouse in Auckland Harbour from 1909 to 1911.

    Ivan is happy enough at Devonport School but he finds it hard to concentrate because throught the classroom window he can see, gleaming in the Harbour, Bean Rock Lightouse, which is really where he would rather be..

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    LOVE OUR OCEAN: YOUNG OCEAN EXPLORERS. BOOK
    By Steve & Riley Hathaway. 0.57kg, 205mm x 267mm, 107 pages, Colour Photos. Published 2015.
    Join Riley Hathaway on the most amazing adventures with her Dad, underwater cameraman Steve, to find the largest, most scary and amazing creatures in New Zealand's vast oceans.

    Young Ocean Explorers – Love Our Ocean, the book inspired by the popular TV series, features spectacular imagery by award-winning photographer, Richard Robinson. It opens up a whole new world, bringing us face to face with the beauty and strangeness of the underwater realm in a quality never seen before.

    Riley’s adventures bring the natural world closer through amazing facts, stories and interviews with some of New Zealand’s top marine experts. Illustrations by popular singer-songwriter, Jamie McDell, add a quirky sense of fun.

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    LOVE OUR OCEAN: YOUNG OCEAN EXPLORERS. DVD
    By Steve & Riley Hathaway. 0.04kg, Running time 48 mins. 2015.
    The very first Young Ocean Explorers DVD. Featuring the ten episodes from Series ONE and extra content.

    Full of awesome facts and a sense of wonder that will spark curiosity!

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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



    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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    SAVE OUR SEAS.
    By Maria Gill. Softcover, 0.19kg, 210mm x 300mm, Colour drawings and Puzzles. 32 pages. First published 2009.
    Inspired by the environmental work achieved by Sir Peter Blake, this book reveals exactly what is going on in the oceans around us, and what we can do to help.

    Discover fascinating facts about amazing creatures and plants that live in, and beside, the sea. More than just a book of facts, this is also a call to action, with suggestions and websites of what you can do to help the conservation effort, and continue Sir Peter Blake's vision.

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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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    NEW ZEALAND SHORE & SEA LIFE.
    By Dave Gunson. Paperback, 0.17kg, 215mm x 280mm, 31 pages, published 2011.
    Read about 30 of New Zealand's most interesting shore and sea life species, then colour in and keep them.

    Dave Gunson's true-to-life pictures and fascinating factys provide the ideal introduction to New Zealand's shore and sea life.

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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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