Children's Books. Page One


  • Gwendolyn
  • Puffin the Architect
  • A Penguin Story
  • Penguin
  • Red Alert!
  • I am Jellyfish
  • 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
  • Pop Up Peekaboo Under The Sea
  • One Tiny Turtle
  • Seagull
  • Caught by the Sea
  • The Beagle with Charles Darwin
  • 1000 Things Under the Sea
  • Seadog
  • True Stories of Polar Adventures
  • Meet Great Explorers
  • Meet Captain Cook
  • Big Book of Big Ships
  • Big Book of Big Sea Creatures
  • One Smart Fish
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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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    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!

    NZ$18.00 + Delivery

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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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    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!

    NZ$23.00 + Delivery

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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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    CAUGHT BY THE SEA My Life on Boats
    By Gary Paulsen. Paperback, 0.08kg, 108mm x 174mm. Published 2001.
    Gary Paulsen takes the readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him – good, bad, and beloved – and how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck. His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes readers feel what it’s like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver. Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve, and readers will understand why his passion has lasted to this day.

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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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    1000 THINGS UNDER THE SEA
    By Nikki Dyson. Hardback, 0.78kg, 248mm x 295mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2016.
    A beautiful book with pictures of exactly 1000 fascinating things that can be found in our seas and oceans. From common seashore sights such as crabs and seagulls to deep sea creatures, enormous blue whales, colourful jellyfish and even undersea machines, every page is full of things for children to discover. Includes an index for easy reference.

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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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    TRUE STORIES OF POLAR ADVENTURES
    ByPaul Dowswell. Softcover, 0.11kg, 130mm x 197mm, 142 Pages. Published 2016.
    A gripping collection of true stories of exploration and danger from the icy wastelands of Antarctica and the Arctic. Contains true life stories from the fated expedition of Captain Scott to Ernest Shackleton’s epic trek across the snow to save his crew trapped in the polar ice. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading.

    Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction and includes websites with video clips and more facts about the expeditions

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    GREAT EXPLORERS
    By Stewart Ross & Stephen Biesty. softcover, 0.57kg, 250mm x 286mm, Gatefold Cross-Section illustrations. Published 2013.
    From Pytheas the Greek, who sailed to the Arctic Circle without a compass, to Neil Armstrong landing on the moon - here are 14 extraordinary journeys by land, sea and air, each remarkable for the way it was made, for the technology behind it and for the inspiration it gave to future generations.

    Through gipping storytelling, fantastic fold-out cross sections, detailed maps and remarkable technical drawings - join the world's bravest explorers on some of the greatest journeys ever made.

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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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