New books to en­chant and de­light even the small­est reader in the fam­ily

Little Treasures - - CONTENTS -

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).

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