Top Book Picks for Kids – July

All About Hairy Maclary, by Lynley Dodd

Meet mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang in this delightful shaped board book for babies. Wherever Hairy Maclary goes, trouble is never far away. Find out all about this raggedy rascal in this delightful introduction to the bestselling Hairy maclary and Friends series by Lynley Dodd.

Tashi is Back!

Alphabetical Tashi

Learn the alphabet and journey through Tashi’s world filled with mythical creatures, wild adventures and magic in a story especially created by Anna and Barbara Fienberg with original artwork by the late illustrator Kim Gamble, beautiful restored and rendered by his artist daughters, Arielle and Greer Gamble.

123: My First Tashi

Learn your numbers and discover a world filled with mythical creatures, wild adventures and magic, and a brave and bold boy called Tashi.

Colours: My First Tashi

Learn colours and discover a vibrant world filled with mythical creatures, wild adventures and magic, and a brave and bold boy called Tashi.

Tippy and Jellybean, by Sophie Cunningham, illustrated by Anil Tortop

Based on a heartwarming true story. Tippy and her baby Jellybean live in a beautiful eucalyptus forest. One day, they wake up and sniff the air. It’s smoky, hot and windy.

Tippy can’t hop. Or run. Or fly. So, she shelters her baby in the only way she can…

This is the uplifting true story of a koala who saved her baby from a bushfire, and the dedicated vets who looked after them until they were healed and ready to go home.

The publisher will donate $1 from every copy sold of this book to the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund, to help fund emergency veterinary assistance and scientific intervention.

Abigail and the Restless Raindrop, by Matthew Cunningham

Join Abigail on a rainy-day adventure to explore the marvellous movement of water around the Earth.

Abigail is a curious little girl. She likes to discover the answers to really BIG questions. One rainy morning, she thinks of a question that’s SO BBIG she can’t concentrate on anything else until she knows the answer.

Ideal for any child who loves to ask questions, Abigail and the Restless Raindrop is an exquisitely illustrated and beautiful bedtime story doubling as an introduction to the hydrologic (water) cycle.

Sing Along With Me! Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang

A sing-along slider board book that’s bursting with energy!

This series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. Now in a new format, with refreshed artwork and on white board so colours look lovely and bright. Each book also comes with slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme – simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang

An innovative series of interactive board books for babies and toddlers based on perennially popular nursery rhymes.

This series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. Now in a new format, with refreshed artwork and on white board so colours look lovely and bright. Each book also comes with slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme – simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along!

Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur, by Rhiannon Fielding

Ruble the dinosaur loves to have fun, but will he get to bed on time? Written specifically for bedtime, this story is full of muddy puddles, tropical birds, erupting volcanoes, and one fun-loving little dinosaur.

The Happy Book, by Anne Wilson

Written with the help of child psychotherapist Sarah Davis, this book is an ideal tool for children who find it hard to understand and express their emotions, hopes and anxieties. The perfect gift for a child starting school, or struggling with their peers.

The Happy Book is a playful, warm and inviting activity picture book to encourage children to pay attention to their moods, and learn to express their thoughts and feelings rather than hide them away. Top tips help young children to identify their emotions, while mini science sections explain simply what happens in their brain and body.

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt, by Martha Mumford, illustrated by Laura Hughes

Yo! Ho! Ho! Join the fun as four bunnies set off on a thrilling pirate adventure to find the hidden treasure chest.

With ten gold coins to find hidden under the flaps, it’s an action-packed treasure hunt! You’ll need to watch out for the obstacles along the way – leaping dolphins, colourful parrots, scary sharks and naughty monkeys – and help the bunnies get home in time for a delicious SURPRISE! Stuffed with piratical fun, this is the perfect gift for everyone who loves adventure.

From the bestselling Laura Hughes, illustrator of We’re Going on an Egg Hunt and We’re Going on an Elf Chase, this gorgeously illustrated lift-the-flap romp is packed full of treasure and tropical creatures – perfect for little pirates everywhere!

Love You Always, by Frances Stickley, illustrated by Migy Blanco

Mommy Hedgehog assures little Hedgie that her love is enduring, no matter what changes.

As Hedgie and his mommy walk home through the autumn leaves, Hedgie is full of questions. Everything is changing around him—what if he changes too? Would his mommy love him more if he were different? Will her love for him ever change? But wise and patient Mommy knows just how to reassure her little hedgehog that, however he might change, her love will always stay the same.

Heartwarming and tender, with charming artwork from Migy Blanco, this is the perfect gift to share and read aloud.