"The Day the Crayons Quit", by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers - 	Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. What is Duncan to do? (See also "The Day the Crayons Came…

"The Day the Crayons Quit", by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers - Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. What is Duncan to do? (See also "The Day the Crayons Came…

"Remember that November", by Jennifer Beck and Lindy Fisher.  It's almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November - the invasion of Parihaka in 1881.  Published in Māori as: Maumahara ki tērā Nōema.

"Remember that November", by Jennifer Beck and Lindy Fisher. It's almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November - the invasion of Parihaka in 1881. Published in Māori as: Maumahara ki tērā Nōema.

"The Three Ninja Pigs", by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat.  In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day.

"The Three Ninja Pigs", by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat. In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day.

"The Odious Ogre", by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer.  This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him - with a surprising result.

"The Odious Ogre", by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer. This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him - with a surprising result.

"The little refugee", by Anh Do and Suzanne Do ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley - Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. It was a dangerous journey, with murderous pirates and terrifying storms, but they managed to survive. Life in suburban Australia was also hard for a small boy with no English and funny lunches.

"The little refugee", by Anh Do and Suzanne Do ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley - Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. It was a dangerous journey, with murderous pirates and terrifying storms, but they managed to survive. Life in suburban Australia was also hard for a small boy with no English and funny lunches.

"The Cronicles of Harris Burdick, illustrated by Chris van Allsburg, various authors -  		A collection of fantastic stories based on the mesmerising illustrations of van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick". Writers include: van Allsburg,  Lemony Snicket, Jon Scieszka, Sherman Alexie, Gregory Maguire, Jules Feiffer, Walter Dean Myers, Lois Lowry, Kate DiCamillo, Louis Sachar, and Stephen King.

"The Cronicles of Harris Burdick, illustrated by Chris van Allsburg, various authors - A collection of fantastic stories based on the mesmerising illustrations of van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick". Writers include: van Allsburg, Lemony Snicket, Jon Scieszka, Sherman Alexie, Gregory Maguire, Jules Feiffer, Walter Dean Myers, Lois Lowry, Kate DiCamillo, Louis Sachar, and Stephen King.

"Jumanji", by Chris van Allsburg - The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home, but they were bored and restless enough to try it. Little did they know, they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizzarre adventure of their lives.

"Jumanji", by Chris van Allsburg - The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home, but they were bored and restless enough to try it. Little did they know, they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizzarre adventure of their lives.

"The Day No One Was Angry", by Toon Tellegen, illustrated by Marc Boutavant - divine long text picture book, with 12 interconnected stories that explore anger in all its shapes and sizes. For all ages.

"The Day No One Was Angry", by Toon Tellegen, illustrated by Marc Boutavant - divine long text picture book, with 12 interconnected stories that explore anger in all its shapes and sizes. For all ages.

"Black Dog", by Levi Pinfold.  A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog.

"Black Dog", by Levi Pinfold. A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog.

"Henry's Freedom Box", by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson.  A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

"Henry's Freedom Box", by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson. A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

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