Apr 252013

Berenstain Bears Biggest Pet Show - app

The Bear family loves their pets and they take very good care of them. When the Bear Town Festival hosts a pet show, the Bear family makes sure their pets – Little Lady, Grace, Swish and their new bird, Keats – look and feel their best for the big day. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, bunnies, snakes and even skunks are all entered in the show. With such a diverse group, who will receive prize ribbons from Mayor Honeypot? => http://bit.ly/XZyEvW

Apr 222013

The Saurus Street series

The Saurus Street Series

Saurus St is just like any other street . . . except for the dinosaurs.

Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch
When Jack wishes for his own Tyrannosaurus, he doesn’t expect a real live one to turn up in the veggie patch.

A Pterodatyl Stole My Homework
What bad luck! Just when Sam’s finished his homework a pterodactyl flies through the window and steals it.
The Very Naughty Velociraptor
Tom and Tam are horrified when they find out Great Aunt Gertrude is coming to stay. She’s got bad breath, smelly feet and her false teeth like to bite.

An Allosaurus ate my Uncle
When Susie won’t hand over her pocket money to her mean cousin Walter, he locks her in the attic.

(Includes a video of the author, Nick Falk discussing the books and a video of the illustrator, Tony Flowers, drawing dinosaurs) => http://bit.ly/ZB8qhO

Mar 072013

One Gorilla

One Gorilla: A Counting Book

Anthony Browne

Count from one to 10 with apes and primates. One gorilla, two orangutans, and three chimpanzees. Explore the family of primates and learn to count with former Children’s Laureate and primate artist Browne in this exquisite picture book for the youngest of children. Full color. => http://bit.ly/13zqko3

Sep 192011


Jackie French

Format: Paperback 320 p.
Published in:2011
Published by Harper Collins (Australia)

It’s 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as one of their own. This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world – one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo. No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl, saved from the death penalty, to become a great lady in her own right.

More here => http://bit.ly/prePHW or at Amazon (kindle) http://amzn.to/olnfHe

Aug 302011


Matthew Van Fleet

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Published in: United Kingdom
Published: September 2011

Discover all the fun of the farm with this great new novelty book from Matthew Van Fleet. Following in the same photographic style as bestselling titles, Cat and Dog, this title will include pull-tabs, gatefolds and touch-and-feel elements.

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Aug 132011

Bestselling picture book author Eric Carle will publish his first new picture book in more than four years in October. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse will be published simultaneously by Penguin’s Philomel imprint in the U.S., and by Puffin in the U.K. Philomel has set a 300,000-copy first printing.


Inspired by expressionist painter Franz Marc, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse tells of an artist who “paints the world as he sees it.” Said Carle in a statement, “When I was in high school, in WWII Germany, I was secretly shown works by the banned Expressionist painters by my teacher Herr Krauss. This was an experience that changed my life and had a deep impact on me.” Carle has written and/or illustrated more than 70 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

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Aug 032011

Paul Jenning has added to his website. This time it’s a colouring picture. Sniff the Dragon. Check it out at his fabulous downloads page. => http://bit.ly/nZC5qA

You can met Sniff in Paul Jennings’ book “Rascal the Dragon”

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Global
Published in: Australia
Published: April 2007

Ben wants a pet dragon, but his father says no because each one has a bad habit in this easy reader by Australian author Paul Jenning. Ben finds a stray dragon that he names Rascal and begs his father to let him keep him as a pet. When Rascal makes himself useful by lighting a fire ….

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Apr 282011

The Going to Bed Book
(Board book)

By Sandra Boynton

And for a little one who is reluctant to go to bed, sometimes a silly book is just the ticket. And when it comes to silly books, Sandra Boynton is the undisputed queen. In The Going to Bed Book, an ark full of animals watches the sun go down and then prepares for bed.

Go to http://bit.ly/kMErxi for more about the book and to watch the trailer.

Apr 232011

Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia has published a translation of Ted Prior’s Grug Learns to Read in Karrawa, an indigenous language from Australia’s Top End. The book – Grug Milidimba Nunga Read Imbigunji – has been translated by Ngingina. It’s been published with assistance from the Indigenous Literacy Project. The ILP will distribute the book among remote indigenous communities like Robinson (see image) and the nearby Borroloola on the McArthur River, where Karrawa is one of several languages spoken. Borroloola, a community of about 780, of which about 200 are not indigenous, is home to the Yanyuwa people. => http://bit.ly/eb8EIY