CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Page Two.


  • The Fate of Fausto
  • Sea Lights
  • Bon Jour Lucy Bee
  • The Happy Snappy Shark
  • Little Whale
  • The Big Row Your Boat Adventure
  • Emile
  • Yak and Gnu
  • My First Seas and Oceans Book
  • Snap Cards. Under The Sea
  • Seal at the Wheel
  • 199 Things at the Seaside
  • Penguin Problems
  • Danny Mcgee Drinks the Sea
  • Blue Penguin
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Owners Workshop Manual
  • Maisy's Boat
  • Three Bears in a Boat
  • Sailing the Unknown
  • The Great Googly Moogly
  • Beach
  • RYA Go Cruising
  • Loud Emily
  • Little Toot
  • Little Red Lighthouse
  • The Sailor Dog
  • Blue Boat
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    THE FATE OF FAUSTO
    By Oliver Jeffers. 0.52kg, 190mm x 260mm, full colour illustrations. Hardback. Published 2019.

    There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.

    "You are mine,” Fausto said to the flower, the sheep, and the mountain, and they all bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea . . .

    Combining bold art and powerful prose, and working in traditional lithographic printmaking techniques, Oliver Jeffers has created a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.

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    SEA LIGHTS
    By Ruth Symons & Carolina Rabei. 0.52kg, 220mm x 265mm, 14 pages. Full colour illustrations. Hardback. Published 2019.

    A magical seaside storybook, where the pictures move as you turn the pages.

    Follow one little girl and her father on a twinkling night-time journey home. Watch the moonlight dance on the water, turn the wheel to make the lighhouse work.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery

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    BON JOUR LUCY BEE
    By Anne Ingram. 0.25kg, 130mm x 200mm, 214 pages. Paperback. Published 2019. Ages 7-12

    Lucy and her mother are in France for the summer to visit family. As they arrive they pass refugees, who are not welcome in this little village. Then valuables are stolen and the young refugees are accused. Lucy sides with the refugees - this could be dangerous...

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    THE HAPPY SNAPPY SHARK
    By Gareth Lucas. 0.37kg, 198mm x 198mm, full colour illustrations. Hardback. Published 2019.

    Join happy, snappy shark and all his fishy friends in this lively, rhyming pop-up book. With hilarious illustrations from award-winning Gareth Lucas.

    A sturdy Pop-up board book which is perfect for little ones who love sea creatures!

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    LITTLE WHALE
    By Jo Weaver. 0.28kg, 270mm x 270mm, full colour illustrations. Softback. Published 2019.

    Told through the eyes of a whale and her calf, this is a story of migration, family and the strength of parental love. And a celebration of the wonders of nature.

    Travelling from the warm weather of the south, through fragile coral reefs, kelp forests and glittering shoals of fish, Little Whale follows her mother to the icy north. With her mother guiding and protecting her all the way home. Lyrical storytelling with charcoal drawings and illustrations.

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    THE BIG ROW YOUR BOAT ADVENTURE
    By Scott Pearson. Softback, 0.14kg, 250mm x 250mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    A modern take on the classic rhyme Row, Row, Row Your Boat with three brave adventurers setting off on an epic journey.

    From the tallest penguin to the world's deadliest octopus, you might encounter a friendly narwhal or even a nest of sea snakes. But don't forget to look out for the crocodiles!

    With vibrant illustrations by Scott Pearson, The Big Row Your Boat Adventure is a fun read-along picture book, which teaches children about geography and the many wild and wonderful animals that inhabit our world.

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    EMILE
    By Tomi Ungerer. 32 Pages, 0.33kg, 210mm x 280mm, full colour illustrations. Hardback. This Edition Published 2018.

    The tale of Emile, the fearless eight-legged octopus.

    After rescueing Captain Samofar from a ferocious shark, Emile goes to live with the Captain.
    Working as a Lifeguard by day, and sleeping in the bath at night, Emile has many adventures, but he is not sure the hero life is for him....

    Originally Published on 1960

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    YAK AND GNU
    By Juliette Maciver. 32 Pages , 0.18kg, 215mm x 280mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    A romp in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe leads to a safari full of unusual nautical discoveries. A goat in a boat? A calf on a raft? A whole flotilla of whales and gorillas? No matter how many other strange sailors they come across, Yak and Gnu are certain there is no other beast quite like either of them. Climb aboard for a nonsensical voyage featuring an eclectic collection of embarked animals, awash in rhyme and tongue twisters perfect for reading aloud.

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    MY FIRST SEAS AND OCEANS BOOK
    By Usborne. 15 Pages , 0.58kg, 210mm x 255mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    An informative picture/ board book for young children that explores the amazing world beneath the waves. Prepare to explore kaleidoscopic coral reefs, frozen Arctic waters and the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean floor.

    Suitable for ages 3 and up.

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    SNAP CARDS. UNDER THE SEA
    By Usborne. 52 cards , 0.17kg, 85mm x 130mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.
    Discover what's under the sea with this entertaining card game for young children.

    The popular card game that helps young children develop word and picture matching skills, features 13 sets of 4 beautifully illustrated under the sea pictures to match.

    NZ$14.00 + Delivery

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    SEAL AT THE WHEEL
    By Lesley Sims & David Semple. Paperback, 0.11kg, 210mm x 210mm, 24 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    Seal has bought herself a new motor boat, Hippo is trying out his new water skis and Seal is causing chaos!
    A fun rhyming story, specially written to developphonemic awareness, with wonderful illustrations by David Semple.

    This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read forthemselves.

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    199 THINGS AT THE BEACH
    By Usborne. Boardbook, 0.24kg, 252mm x 142mm, 24 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    Packed with all kinds of things to discover at the seaside, including the beach, in the rock pool, along the shore and on the cliffs.

    Children will enjoy spotting familiar sea creatures, birds, boats andshells, plus some more unusual ones...

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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.

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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.

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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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    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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    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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