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Sunday, 25 August 2013

KBR Recommends: New Picture Books, August 2013

Meet ... Captain Cook by Rae Murdie and Chris Nixon, Random House, $19.95, 9780857980175

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788.

From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.


My Dinosaur Dad by Ruth Paul, Scholastic, $15.99, 9781775431749, ages 3 - 5

Is your dad prickly?
Does he snore?
Is he tickly?
Does he roar?

Could he be a Dinosaur?

Join Ruth Paul's dino-dads for lots of stomping dino-fun and find out! My Dinosaur Dad is a companion story to Ruth Paul's delightful dinosaur follow-the-leader story, STOMP!

Snowy and Snuffles illustrated by Felicity Gardner, Lothian Children's Books, $14.99, 9780734413888, ages 3 - 6

Snowy and Snuffles do everything differently ... but they always do it together.

Snowy and Snuffles are adorable wombat joeys. Snuffles is quiet; Snowy is loud. Snowy is messy; Snuffles is neat.

Snuffles is always good, but Snowy just can't help being naughty sometimes. Even though they don't always get along, they will always be the very best of friends.

A humorous and heart-warming story about the ups and downs of having siblings.

Colour by Curlews by Renee Treml, Random House, $19.95, 9781742759210, ages 3 - 8

An adorable cast of Australian birds introduce readers to the joy of colours and the principles of colour-mixing.

It all starts out innocently enough when two curious curlews discover a stash of artist's paints and brushes. Who could resist this opportunity to dab a little colour here and there? Certainly not these birds, and soon enough it's a free-for-all.

Readers will take particular delight in the wonderfully messy—and colourful—ending.

 
Good Morning Possum by Coral Vass and Sona Babajanyan, Koala Books, $14.99, 9781742760506, ages 3 - 6

Early one morning near Ironbark Creek,
Blossom the Possum had nothing to eat.

When Blossom picks herself a red juicy plum, all the animals come, one by one, to share her breakfast treat. Will Blossum ever get a bite?

The Big Beet by Lynn Ward and Adam Carruthers, Omnibus Books, $24.99, 9781862919662, ages 3 - 6

Thelma Magee fancies a burger for tea, so Bert heads out to the veggie patch to find a juicy beetroot. But no matter how hard he pulls, that big beet won't budge. He might need a hand...

A fresh Aussie take on a traditional folktale.

 
AFL Game Day: A Touch and Feel Book, Puffin, $14.99, 9780143505846, ages 1 - 4

Touch the woollen scarf!
See the red football!
Feel the shiny whistle!

Spend a day at the footy with textures for children to explore.
An adorable cast of Australian birds introduce readers to the joy of colours and the principles of colour mixing.

It all starts out innocently enough when two curious curlews discover a stash of artist's paints and brushes. Who could resist this opportunity to dab a little colour here and there? Certainly not these birds, and soon enough it's a free-for-all. Readers will take particular delight in the wonderfully messy—and colourful—ending. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/renee-treml/colours-for-curlew-9781742759210.aspx#sthash.iKdXvFrP.dpuf
picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, incuding the great explorer, Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788.


From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/rae-murdie-and-chris-nixon/meet-captain-cook-9780857980175.aspx#sthash.hOtRsk0B.dpuf
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, incuding the great explorer, Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788.


From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
- See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/rae-murdie-and-chris-nixon/meet-captain-cook-9780857980175.aspx#sthash.hOtRsk0B.dpuf
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, incuding the great explorer, Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788.


From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
- See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/rae-murdie-and-chris-nixon/meet-captain-cook-9780857980175.aspx#sthash.hOtRsk0B.dpuf

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