Clancy the Quokka

Lili Wilkinson

Here’s Clancy, the Quokka. So friendly and charming. His innocent face is entirely disarming. Clancy the Quokka is super cute, but also has a super cheeky habit of raiding picnic food, so when he spots a magnificent birthday cake, how can he resist? After the mayhem he creates, will Clancy learn his lesson.

Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Leigh Hobbs

Australia is big, but so is Mr Chicken. He can’t wait to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone. Luckily, a helpful marsupial from Tourist Information helps Mr Chicken organise his hectic itinerary. This book is dedicated to the many children, teachers and librarians Leigh Hobbs met as the 2016-2017 Australian Children’s Laureate. Collect all of Mr Chicken’s adventures: Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Mr Chicken Lands on London and Mr Chicken Arriva a Roma.

Where’s Mrs Bear? and Where’s Mr Narwhal?

Illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Graphic new titles in this bestselling board book series. Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly animals of the woods or friendly underwater characters hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there’s a mirror on each final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones. For ages 0-4.

I, Cosmo

Carlie Sorosiak

Cosmo’s family is falling apart. And it’s up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There’s only one problem. Cosmo is a Golden Retriever. Incredibly funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte’s Web meets Little Miss Sunshine—the story of one dog’s attempt to save his family, become a star and eat a lot of bacon.

A Pony Called Secret: A Time to Shine

Olivia Tuffin

Alice and Secret are back home after their eventful trip to Olympia—and Secret is now one of the best-known ponies in the country! After all the excitement of London, Alice is looking forward to a peaceful summer full of relaxing hacks and pony club fun. But with Hickstead on the horizon and new girl Mia to mentor at Park Farm, the school holidays look set to be both busy and bittersweet.

The Rabbit, The Dark and the Biscuit Tin

Nicola O’Byrne

This is the perfect bedtime story for any child who doesn’t want to go to bed or who might be scared of the dark.

Little Robin Red Vest

Jan Fearnley

Little Robin Red Vest is a classic story about the joy of Christmas and giving.

Swing Slow, Sloth (Wee Gallery Cloth Book) and Roly Poly Panda (Wee Gallery Cloth Book)

Surya Sajnani

Follow Sloth and Panda and their friends through the forest in these sensory-rich, cloth books. Presented in sweet gift boxes, the pages are made with extra padding for an ultra-soft feel, making them ideal for the pram or play mat—and they’re machine washable.

Narwhal and Jelly: Peanut Butter and Jelly

Ben Clanton

A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three short stories about trying new things, favourite foods and accepting who we are.

The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination.

Wildlife of Aotearoa

Gavin Bishop

Long before waka touched Aotearoa’s shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation. Encounter New Zealand’s incredible wildlife in this spectacular visual exploration.

Journey through ocean, sky and land to meet a marvellous range of organisms. Discover fascinating facts, and learn how we influence the survival of our living treasures.

Gavin Bishop weaves a compelling visual narrative of our land, our people and our wildlife – past, present and future in this stunning companion to Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story.