BOOK­SHELF

A great se­lec­tion of books for ev­ery read­ing level

Parenting - - In This Issue -

Picks for fam­ily read­ing

Squishy Squashy Birds

Pot­ton & Bur­ton

By Carl van Wijk & Ali­cia Mun­day

RRP $19.99

This book is big, bright and

beau­ti­ful – and a won­der­ful record

of New Zealand's amaz­ing birdlife.

The Princess and the gi­ant

Nosy Crow

By Caryl Hart & Sarah War­bur­ton

RRP $24.99

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

Fig Tree

By Emma Hooper

RRP $37

Any Ques­tions

A&U Chil­dren

By Marie-louise Gay

RRP $24.99

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

RRP $24.99

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.

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