A great selection of books for every reading level
Picks for family reading
Squishy Squashy Birds
Potton & Burton
By Carl van Wijk & Alicia Munday
This book is big, bright and
beautiful – and a wonderful record
of New Zealand's amazing birdlife.
The Princess and the giant
By Caryl Hart & Sarah Warburton
Princess Sophie can't get to sleep
because of the giant stomping
about all night. This book is about
the powers of a bedtime story and
includes familiar characters.
Etta and otto and russell and James
By Emma Hooper
By Marie-louise Gay
This delightful book is dedicated
to all the children with endless
questions – and the people who
try to answer them. They might
just find a very creative answer
within these pages.
Ducks to water
Five Mile Press
By Brett Avison
This is book four in the Bryn and
Oscar series and is just as engaging
as the others. The duck pond is dry
and Bryn wants to know why – what
can be done to shift it?
This is the delightfully whimsical story of Etta, whose great
wish is to see the sea. So, at the age of 82 she gets up very early,
leaves a note and some recipes for her husband and begins
walking the 2,000 miles to the water. It's a story of friendship,
war, marriage and hope, and is absolutely beautifully written.