A kiwi retelling of the tremendously popular children’s classic ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, this new release illustrated by Patrick McDonald presents beautiful pictures of kiwi vistas and opportunities to search for well known kiwi wildlife icons within the pages.
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The cows and sheep think Farmer McPhee should stop frowning and start frisking. But Farmer McPhee just wants to get some sleep! Then one moonlit night, something changes…A collaboration between our best loved writer for children, Margaret Mahy, and the wonderfully quirky illustrator, David Elliot, this is a stunning and heart-warming book
The best New Zealand poems for children, collected by star New Zealand poet Paula Green and illustrated inventively by Jenny Cooper. This exciting collection is truly a must-have for every home, school and library. Bursting with wonderful poems that will make you laugh, cry, nod and ponder, this book is beautifully illustrated and makes a perfect gift book. With a handsome modern design, it will make poetry fresh and alive to a new generation. There are poems by all the big names in both children’s and adult writing, from Margaret Mahy and Hone Tuwhare to Denis Glover as well as some fresh new poets.
In a past life, I was an English teacher and I always loved teaching the great classic To Kill a Mockingbird. It has so much depth and resonance and my students often responded really deeply to it. Some of my favourite class discussions have been about To Kill a Mockingbird. So, like millions of others, I eagerly awaited the publication of Go Set a Watchman – the book that Harper Lee wrote before To Kill a Mockingbird.
From the book’s blurb: One rainy afternoon, Hadleigh spies a rainbow. He heads off outside to see if he can catch it. No matter how hard he tries, it always seems to be out of reach. He asks his mum to come and help him. But, no matter how many times or how high they jump, neither of them can catch it. Hadleigh asks other people to help. Then Dad comes up with an amazing idea. Will it work? Will they catch the rainbow?
JillE Books is a brand new publishing imprint which has been launched by NZ owned and operated educational publishing house, Global Ed. One of the new release titles by JillE Books is Wobbling Whiskers, which includes an audio CD with the story on it. It’s a fun little tale about two mice and the big ol’ scary Mr Cat, who stands between them and their next meal.
In I can’t Imagine How That Happened, by Aimee McNaughton, Meg and Grandpa go camping, and Grandpaâ€™s teasing and practical jokes always end with him saying, ‘I canâ€™t imagine how that happened’.
Until finally the tables are turned and Meg gets her own back!