In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tutanekai. The book is available in Maori and English language versions.
THE JUNGLE BOOK is a classic collection of fables by Rudyard Kipling. Among the most famous are the stories of Mowgli, a 'man-cub' raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. On his adventure-filled journey Mogli encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the wise panther and the happy-go-lucky Baloo who teaches Mowgli 'The Bare Necessities' of life.
Angelina and the New Baby - a wonderful story by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig. This classic Angelina story is a brilliant introduction to the arrival of a new baby. Angelina is so excited by the arrival of a new baby, Polly, and can't wait to be a big sister. But Angelina's family spend so much time doting on the baby that Angelina soon feels left out and forgotten
Join Splat the Cat in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton's hilarious springtime adventure! Splat and Seymour plant a seed and watch it grow in this edition of the Splat the Cat picture book series. Fans of Splat will delight as they learn all about gardening. Complete with a sheet of fun stickers.
Classic Pirate Book! Jim Hawkins is the son of the innkeepers of the Admiral Benbow near Devon and becomes fascinated by a mysterious lodger, the old seaman Billy Bones. It soon becomes apparent to Jim that Billy Bones is in hiding from a man with one wooden leg and he is also in possession of a much sought after pirate's treasure chest.
Matilda's a child genius. Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, soon find out when Matilda discovers she has a very special power. To celebrate her birthday we've created this gorgeous pink slipcase edition with 6 full colour plates of Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
We think every child (and every parent who was introduced to this ultimate classic as a child) would like to put on their own wolf suit. Make mischief and sail away to rule their own Wild Thing kingdom!
The complete story and original illustrations from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo, have been specially designed into an early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version is intended to help and encourage children who are growing in reading confidence.
Goggles and swimsuit at the ready - it's Maisy's first swimming lesson! Maisy's a little nervous...today she is going on her very first swimming lesson. There's lots of hustle and bustle in the changing room and - wow! - the pool looks SO big and it's ever so splish-splashy! With underwater scenes and splashy, bubbly fun, this brand new First Experience title from Maisy will reassure even the most apprehensive of children!
Very Little Red Riding Hood is little. Very little. She's brave and bossy, fearless and determined, loving and funny. And like all toddlers she likes everything just so - woe betide anyone and anything that gets in her way! She's got some cakes, she's got red ted, she's got her blanket and she's got her tea set. And nothing is going to get in the way of her well-laid plans. Not even a Wolf! Will they all live happily ever after?
A Pilgrim Artist in Palestine, Peter F. Anson, 1929
Festive preparations are being made in Slinky Malinki's house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it's too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree...
An inventive, interactive book that shows how a baby grows inside its mother's tummy over the nine months of pregnancy. Each of the 9 months is explored over a double-page section using an ingenious half-page flap to reveal what is going on inside a mum's tum and clearly showing how a baby develops.
With courage and humour Annie Lamott writes about the the birth of her son and the ups and downs of their first year together. Annie is a single mother and a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for more than three years. A book that will make you laugh and cry.