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Eloise Greenfield, illus. Ehsan Abdollahi
Pleasant poems about young Jace and his dog Thinker, which thread their way between fantasy and reality.
Richard Warren Hatch, illus. Marion Freeman Wakeman
Once again the New York Review of Books Children’s Collection widens our horizons! The latest addition to their dozen or so titles is a collection of all of Richard W. Hatch’s Mr Lobster stories, originally published in the US in two books in 1935 and 1939, and here complete with the distinctive illustrations which Marion Freeman Wakeman created for them.
Sean Taylor & Khayaal Theatre, illus. Shirin Adl
Mulla Nasruddin is riding his donkey backwards while his donkey snatches a pomegranate, perhaps, on the sly. We must run outside to meet this funny character with his imposing beard and turban. So open the book…
Margaret McAllister, illus. Holly Sterling
What to do when a new member of the family arrives? No, not a baby, though this is a frequent theme in picture books – but a puppy? This is indeed a situation that many families will face and it is one that does need addressing.
Rusty, the little robot on Planet Robotin, is unhappy. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, he squeaks. How can he enjoy life when he is unhappy with himself?
Candy Gourlay, illus. Francesca Chessa
When Benji and Bel meet a strange creature on the beach, what can it be? The creature states with confidence she is a mermaid. Benji with equal confidence knows it is a Dugong. Who is right? Or can you be two things at the same time?
Jonnie Wild, illus. Brita Granstrom
There is a crocodile in the water-hole, a carnivorous crocodile terrorising those who want to enjoy the water. Can the animals defeat the bully?
A Wayland Book Series
The four part Children in Our World series, a picture-book series that aims to help children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news.
Michael Rosen & Annemarie Young
In Who Are Refugees and Migrants? Rosen and Young describe the suffering of migrants whether they are in flight from conflict or from economic hardship – from starvation and disease.
This slim book contains some of the stories, poems and illustrations that the painter Leonora Carrington created for her two sons. Carrington was a surrealist, born in England and who spent most of her life in Mexico.
These tales of life in a ‘spiffy’ New York apartment house are by an author best known in the United States for his picture books, two of which have received Caldecott Medals.
Lisbeth Kaiser, Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illus. Ana Sanfelippo, Amaia Arrazola & Marta Antelo
The following three books are in the series Little People, Big Dreams, which presents simplified biographies of women from history.