Picture Books
Say Cheese!

Say Cheese

Illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Maxwell Mouse the photographer is trying to take school photos at South Furriest Public School. But some students just won’t stay still! And others won’t look at the camera! Can Maxwell get all of the students to ‘Say Cheese’?

Leonard Doesnt Dance

Leonard Doesn’t Dance

Illustrated by Judy Watson

All the birds are excited about the Big Beaky Bird Ball — except Leonard. His warble-warble waltz with the magpies is more wobble-wobble, and his caw-caw can-can with the crows is a can’t-can’t. The puffins are prancing, the rosellas are rocking and you should see the flamingo go-go-go! Everyone is jumping and jiving, but not Leonard.

Leonard doesn’t dance.

Then an expected encounter changes everything …

A toe-tapping story about finding your own rhythm.

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My Friend Fred

My Friend Fred

Illustrated by A. Yi

My friend Fred eats dog food for breakfast.
I think dog food is disgusting.

My friend Fred howls at the moon.
I don’t know why.

He does a lot of funny things. But even though we are different, Fred is my best friend.

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A Very Quacky Christmas

It’s a Story, Rory!

Illustrated by David Legge

‘Hey, Milly, why are we on this blank page?’
‘It won’t be blank for long. We’re going to be in a story, Rory!’

Rory has never been in a story before and he’s not quite sure how one works. Luckily, he and his friend Milly have a helpful voice on the page to guide them (that’s me — the narrator!) as they encounter an exciting plot, spectacular settings and some very funny characters.

So, open the cover and discover the amazing world of storytelling with the award-winning creators of Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books.

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A Very Quacky Christmas

A Very Quacky Christmas

Illustrated by Ann James

We wish you a quacky Christmas…

Samantha Duck is getting ready for Christmas. ‘I’m going to give presents to animals all over the world!’
Her friend Sebastian tells her not to bother. ‘Christmas is not for animals,’ he says.
But with the help of her farmyard friends, Samantha sets out to prove that Christmas is for everyone.
A joyous tale of giving and sharing from two award-winning Australian creators.

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The Fearsome, Frightening, Ferocious Box

The Fearsome, Frightening,
Ferocious Box

Illustrated by David Legge

At first your eyes will not believe,
Such terrors they can scarce conceive,
But come, look closely; you will see
Horrific creatures just like me.

Open the box, if you dare,
But danger lies within: beware!

From the award-winning duo who brought you Kisses for Daddy and Captain Crabclaw’s Crew comes a fearsome, frightening, ferocious tale for the very brave of heart…

‘A clever, fun, original and visually-beautiful picture book—kids will love the suspense, the seeking-and-finding and the really funny ending’—Kids Book Review

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Goodnight Mice!

Goodnight, Mice!

Illustrated by Judy Watson

Kiss Dad once,
Cuddle Mum twice,
‘Goodnight, Mum and Dad.’
‘Goodnight, mice.’

It’s time to say goodnight — but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don’t seem very sleepy!

This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.

‘utterly flawless use of rich and poetic language … a bedtime story to read aloud with gusto, to delight in and to savour. Very highly recommended’—Sydney’s Child

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A Rat in a Stripy Sock

A Rat in a Stripy Sock

Illustrated by David Francis

A rain-swept day…
A heart-lifting flash of colour!
A story about the joy to be had in life’s simplest pleasures—especially when they are shared—and finding happiness in the most unexpected places.

‘a charmer of the first order’—Magpies

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Captain Crabclaw's Crew

Captain Crabclaw’s Crew

Illustrated by David Legge

‘Shivering shellfish,’ Captain Crabclaw said proudly as he admired his brand-new pirate ship, the Speedy Squid. ‘Now all I need is a fearsome crew…’

But Captain Crabclaw didn’t expect to sail in search of treasure with a duck…and an elephant…and a giraffe…and a cow…and a chicken!

It’s hoist the mainsail and anchors aweigh with the most unusual pirate crew the high seas have ever seen! This rollicking tale of swashbuckling and scrambled eggs will delight landlubbers young and old.

‘This rollicking tale with its infectious repetition and big bold innovative illustrations will delight landlubbers everywhere’—Good Reading

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Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books

Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books

Illustrated by David Legge

An exciting introduction to the wonderful world of…books, of course! Celebrate the joy of reading and begin a lifelong love of books with the remarkably clever and handsome Parsley Rabbit.

‘a stimulating, entertaining, informative gem’—Sunday Tasmanian

‘a funny and fantastic ride through the world of books to bring out the reader in all of us’—Adelaide Advertiser

Kisses for Daddy

Kisses for Daddy

Illustrated by David Legge

It’s time for bed, but Baby Bear is grumbly.
‘What about a big bear kiss for me?’ says Dad.
‘No!’ says Baby Bear. ‘No kiss for Daddy.’

‘a delightful, fun-loving bedtime read’—Reading Time