New books to enchant and delight even the smallest reader in the family
Great new reads for your little ones
Love You Hoo by Rachel Bright The perfect bedtime read your littlies are sure to love snuggling up with. Bright has crafted a delightful story, alongside humorous illustrations, all about the special moments Big Owl and Little Owl have shared together. A true celebration of the love and joy shared between a parent and child. Hachette, RRP $19.99 (paperback).
Feel A Little by Jenny Palmer and Evie Kemp This colourful, character-filled book features 14 rhyming poems that explore a rainbow of big feelings. Children’s emotions are just as big as adults, and this delightful book helps them explore the way they feel and can act as a starting point for discussion. Mary Egan Publishing, RRP $23 (hardcover).
Lucy’s Book by Natalie Jane Prior Little Lucy borrows one special book over and over, and shares it with all her friends. But what happens when the book goes missing? This charming story is for anyone who has had a favourite book. It captures the way a story can become so much more than just a book, and how it brings people together. Hachette, RRP $19.99 (paperback).
The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson The author of children’s favourite The Gruffalo is back with another fun tale and stunning illustrations. Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a scary loud voice coming from inside his burrow. Even his friends won’t venture inside. Who is this creature who calls himself the Giant Jumperee? Puffin (UK), RRP $30 (hardcover). Available April 18.
Grandmas by Liz Askin This fun little book by a Wellington artist is full of fun, quirky illustrations, and celebrates all the different things Grandmas love to do, from collecting fantastic hats, to chatting with hens. Littlies are sure to love picking which Grandma is most like their own and adults will be sure to have fun too. Self-published via Felt, RRP $16 (paperback).
My Dog Benji by Pete Carter Benji the dog will eat anything, but his young owner isn’t quite so adventurous. Kiwi author Pete Carter captures the relationship between a child and their pet in this warm-hearted story. The illustrations perfectly capture Benji’s character, and may even convince your fussy eater to try something new. EK Books, RRP $19.99 (hardcover).