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A is for Aunty
A is for Aunty
LeadTitle
Russell, Elaine
PICTURE BOOKS
Back in print at last! ABC for Kids is delighted to announce the
re-release of a range of best-selling, award-winning children’s
picture books. Including Children’s Book Council winners and
all-time favourites, no children’s bookshelf is complete without
these classic favourites. Twenty-four titles will be republished
from 2010-11.
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Ages 3-5.
More than just an alphabet book, this title uses the letters A-Z as a
framework to tell us
about growing up on a mission in northern New South Wales. It is a
first alphabet book with
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an Aboriginal theme and describes daily routines and incidents in and
around the mission including billycart racing and yabby fishing. Ages 2+.
9780733308727 NSP
228 mm x 248 mm
September Release
RRP: $14.99
0 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Also by this author:
ABC Book of Nursery Rhymes
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FICTION
Marketing & Publicity Points:
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9780733308932 NSP
266 mm x 220 mm
September Release
RRP: $13.95
0 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Also by this author:
Angelina Ballerina
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Holabird, Katharine
PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
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9780733312618
NSP
RRP: $13.95
28 pages
January Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
Also by this author:
Are You My Mother?
Eastman, P D/Palmer, H
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DR. SEUSS BEGINNERS
BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Are You My Mother? tells a very simple story for children who have
just started to read. Their younger brothers and sisters will also want
to follow the baby bird's quest as he asks everyone and everything he
meets, 'Are You My Mother?'
'I can read it all by myself' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it
is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride
and pleasure in their early reading.
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Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children
through the use of humour, rhyme, and bright pictures that can be
'read' even by the non-reading child.
Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious
nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence
and make them want to go on reading.
Ages 3+
9780001713222 NSP
233 mm x 158 mm
December Release
RRP: $8.95
64 pages
About the Author:
Also by this author:
ARE YOU MY MOTHER HB
10 Little Rubber Ducks
Carle, Eric
Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks!
(Book with sound chip)
Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks!
Chuckedy-chuckedy-chuck goes the rubber duck machine.
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PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• This wonderful new book is based
on a true story.
• Eric Carle is acclaimed and loved
as the creator of brilliantly illustrated
and innovatively designed picture
books for very young children.
Out pop little yellow rubber ducks
one after the other...
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A brand—new batch of rubber ducks is loaded on to a ship and sent
off to be delivered to children everywhere. But when a storm strikes,
10 little ducks are tossed into the sea and swept away in 10 different
directions – with some wonderfully unexpected adventures along the
way.
Come ride the waves as legendary children's book author and
illustrator Eric Carle explores numbers, directions, opposites,
geography, animals and more in an extraordinary interactive picture
book, beautifully illustrated with his unique collage-style art. And for a
final surprise, the last page contains a duck with a squeaking sound
chip as a special treat at the end of the story!
Ages 2–7
9780007202423 NSH
311 mm x 239 mm
January Release
RRP: $24.95
36 pages
About the Author:
Eric Carle is a virtuoso of picture books for young children, best known for his
enormously popular picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He lives in
Massachusetts, USA, where he has opened the acclaimed Eric Carles Museum of
Picture Book Art to feature both his work and that of other esteemed children's book
artists. You can visit him online at www.eric-carle.com
• Eric Carle established a unique and
unassailable place in the hearts of
picture book readers with The Very
Hungry Caterpillar, which has been
enjoyed by generations of children
for thirty five years, translating into
more than 30 languages, and selling
more than 20 million copies
worldwide.
• A leader in his field, Eric‘s selling
power is assured.
• This title will hold nostaligic appeal
to adults who remember The Very
Hungry Caterpillar from their own
childhood.
• Distinctive, instantly recognisable
and sumptuous full colour
illustrations in familiar Carle collage.
Also by this author:
DOES A KANGAROO HAVE A
MOTHER TOO,MIXED UP
CHAMELEON,SECRET
BIRTHDAY MESSAGE
1001 Pirate Things To Spot
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NON-FICTION
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• This gorgeous padded HB edition
with will make a perfect gift for little
pirates everywhere!
Young children will immerse themselves in the swashbuckling world
of the pirates in this new addition to the immensely popular 1001
Things to Spot series from Usborne.
• Hours of puzzle-solving fun.
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9780746076941 NSH
278 mm x 237 mm
April Release
RRP: $16.99
About the Author:
Also by this author:
Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle
Millard, Glenda
LeadTitle
PICTURE BOOKS
Against a very Australian setting of drought and bushfire, a little
pig called Applesauce learns that Christmas comes from the
heart.
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Ages 3+
This beautiful tale is a clever and whimsical take on the Christmas
story -- from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Glenda Millard
and Stephen Michael King.
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Applesauce is convinced that there can be no Christmas this year -her heart, where Christmas comes from, is as small as a gumnut and
there was no Christmas in it at all. But then something special
happens and Applesauce discovers that Christmas does not need to
be all about glitzy decorations, fancy foods and expensive presents. It
does indeed come from the heart.
This heart-warming, CBC-shortlisted picture book is guaranteed to
become a family favourite this Christmas.
Ages 3+
9780733322495 NSH
237 mm x 286 mm
November Release
RRP: $24.95
32 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Glenda Millard has published more than a dozen books for children and young adults,
many of them with ABC Books, most recently, Perry Angel's Suitcase. The Naming of
Tishkin Silk was shortlisted for the 2004 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was an
Honour book in the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards. Layla, Queen of Hearts
was shortlisted in the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards and winner of the
Children's Book Category, 2007 QLD Premier's Literary Awards.
Also by this author:
TENDER MOMENTS OF
SAFFRON SILK,PERRY
ANGELS SUITCASE,LAYLA
QUEEN OF HEARTS,NAMING
OF TISHKIN SILK
Baby Boomsticks
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Wild, Margaret/Legge, David
PICTURE BOOKS
A delightful new picture book from award-winning author and
illustrator team Margaret Wild and David Legge
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Once upon a time in a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a
teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby. They call him Baby
Boomsticks! The other villagers and babies are scared of such a big
baby, so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself. But one day
Baby Boomsticks claps his hands like thunder, and rain falls and falls
until the village is flooded. Oops! Can Baby Boomsticks save the day?
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9780733307409
BOA
RRP: $25.95
32 pages
October Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
Margaret Wild is a multi award-winning author. She has written more than 40 picture
books for children and has also written for young adults. Margaret is one of Australia's
most popular children's authors and has been published widely overseas as well.
David Legge is an award-winning illustrator. For ABC Books he has collaborated with
Also by this author:
Baby Wombat's Week
LeadTitle
French, Jackie/Whatley, Bruce
PICTURE BOOKS
The much-loved sequel to the bestselling DIARY OF A WOMBAT
Marketing & Publicity Points:
He sleeps. He eats. He gets bored.
He creates havoc wherever he goes!
He's Mothball's baby - and he's even cuter, naughtier and more
determined than his mum.
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9780732286958 NSP
280 mm x 207 mm
August Release
Created by writer Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, the
award-winning duo of the international bestseller Diary of a Wombat.
RRP: $14.99
32 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Also by this author:
DIARY OF A WOMBAT 10TH
ANN ED,CHRISTMAS
WOMBAT,QUEEN
VICTORIAS
CHRISTMAS,CHRISTMAS
WOMBAT (US
EDITION),QUEEN VICTORIAS
Bim Bam Boom
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Wild, Margaret
PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• The first new Seuss title in over 20
years, featuring seven newlydiscovered stories by the Master
himself!
• A fantastic present for any Dr
Seuss fan
• International co-ordinated launch
• Party packs available for Bippolo
Seed readings in stores including:
colouring sheets, balloons and
invites
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• Interviews across national TV and
radio
• Blanket review and feature
coverage
• Included in all key Christmas retail
promotions
• Social media campaign
incorporating the e-book
9780733305627
NSH
RRP: $21.95
January Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
Also by this author:
MIDNIGHT FEAST,NIGHTY
NIGHT,DIARY OF MEGAN
MOON
The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories
Dr Seuss
It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure – seven newlydiscovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to
emerge since 1990!
Ages 4+
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The amazing stories are full of typical Seuss humour, rhyme and
rhythm and are all beautifully illustrated. They include 'The Bippolo
Seed,' in which a scheming cat leads an innocent duck to make a bad
decision; 'The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga,' about a
rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; 'Gustav the
Goldfish,' about a fish that grew and grew; 'Tadd and Todd,' a tale
about twins; 'Steak for Supper,' about fantastic creatures who follow a
boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner; 'The Strange Shirt Spot,'
about a spot of dirt that gets everywhere; and 'The Great Henry
McBride,' about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies were bested
only by those of Dr. Seuss himself.
The perfect book for any Seuss fan, young or old!
Ages 4+
SuperLead
DR. SEUSS BEGINNERS
BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• The first new Seuss title in over 20
years, featuring seven newlydiscovered stories by the Master
himself!
• A fantastic present for any Dr
Seuss fan
• International co-ordinated launch
• Party packs available for Bippolo
Seed readings in stores including:
colouring sheets, balloons and
invites
• Interviews across national TV and
radio
• Blanket review and feature
coverage
• Included in all key Christmas retail
promotions
• Social media campaign
incorporating the e-book
9780007438457 NSH
287 mm x 213 mm
October Release
RRP: $19.99
64 pages
About the Author:
Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the
son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he
became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned
his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw
It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one
Also by this author:
AND TO THINK THAT I SAW
IT ON MULBERRY,BIPPOLO
SEED AND OTHER
LOST,HOW THE GRINCH
STOLE CHRISTMAS,OH THE
PLACES YOU'LL
GO,SELECTION OF SEUSS
Bird
Normal
Lodge, Annette
PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
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9780733314315
NSH
RRP: $25.95
40 pages
January Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
Also by this author:
NATEMBA
The Bush Jumper
LeadTitle
Chapman, Jean/Beck, Ali
PICTURE BOOKS
Back in print at last! ABC for Kids is delighted to announce the
re-release of a range of best-selling, award-winning children’s
picture books. Including Children’s Book Council winners and
all-time favourites, no children’s bookshelf is complete without
these classic favourites. Twenty-four titles will be republished
throughout 2010.
Mitti doesn't like her new jumper, but her friends love its zingy-zing
stripes. The all want to try it on - and that's when the trouble and fun
begins!
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• Best-selling, award-winning books back in print!
• To be followed by 8 titles in June
2010, and another 8 in September
2010.
• No children‘s bookshelf is complete
without these classic favourites.
• Custom bins and posters for instore displays.
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9780733307492 NSP
209 mm x 226 mm
May Release
RRP: $14.99
32 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Jean Chapman is one of Australia's best-known and best-loved storytellers. She has
written numerous books for pre-schoolers.
Also by this author:
Captain Crabclaw's Crew
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Watts, Frances
CHARACTER
Marketing & Publicity Points:
'Pirate crew wanted to search for treasure. Must be fearsome!'
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9780733321801 NSH
278 mm x 231 mm
April Release
When Captain Crabclaw advertises for a crew for his new ship, the
Speedy Squid, he doesn't expect to get a duck, a cow, an elephant
and a giraffe! It's hoist the mainsail and anchors aweigh with the most
unusual pirate crew the high seas have ever seen! This rollicking tale
of swashbuckling and scrambled eggs will delight landlubbers young
and old.
RRP: $24.95
32 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Frances Watts has worked as a bookseller, editor and author. Her first book for children,
Kisses for Daddy, also illustrated by David Legge, was shortlisted in the 2006 Children's
Book Council Picture Book of the Year Awards. Her second project with David Legge,
Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books was the Eve Pownall award winner in this year's
CBC Awards. Frances lives in Sydney's inner west.
Also by this author:
SECRET OF
ZANZIBAR,SONG OF THE
WINNS,SPIES OF
GERANDER,GREATEST
SHEEP IN
HISTORY,EXTRAORDINARY
ERNIE AND MARVELLOUS
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Dr Seuss
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DR. SEUSS BEGINNERS
BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Following close on the heels of Dr. Seuss's most celebrated work,
The Cat in the Hat - which was first published in 1957 - the infamous
cat made a welcome return the following year in this hilarious tale of
mayhem and havoc.
Ages 3+
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9780001713048 NSP
205 mm x 185 mm
December Release
RRP: $8.95
64 pages
About the Author:
Also by this author:
AND TO THINK THAT I SAW
IT ON MULBERRY,BIPPOLO
SEED AND OTHER
LOST,HOW THE GRINCH
STOLE CHRISTMAS,OH THE
PLACES YOU'LL
GO,SELECTION OF SEUSS
The Cat in the Hat
Dr Seuss
When the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, Sally and her
brother are in for a roller-coaster ride of havoc and mayhem!
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DR. SEUSS BEGINNERS
BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Dr. Seuss's most celebrated book because it makes learning to read
lots of fun. Packed with riotous rhymes and zany pictures, The Cat in
the Hat is a children's classic, entertaining generations of young
readers across the world.
Ages 3+
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9780001713031 NSP
226 mm x 164 mm
August Release
RRP: $8.95
62 pages
About the Author:
Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss – was born
the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying
at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he
became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned
his many talents to writing children‘s books, and his first book – And To Think That I
Saw It On Mulberry Street – was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the
Also by this author:
AND TO THINK THAT I SAW
IT ON MULBERRY,BIPPOLO
SEED AND OTHER
LOST,HOW THE GRINCH
STOLE CHRISTMAS,OH THE
PLACES YOU'LL
GO,SELECTION OF SEUSS
Check on Me
SuperLead
Bentley, Jonathan/Daddo, Andrew
PICTURE BOOKS
CHECK ON ME will immediately become one of your family's
bedtime favourites!
A kiss, a cuddle, a drink.
And a story - but not just one from a book.
From the team who brought you I DO IT, here's a wonderful way to
get your own stories started. CHECK ON ME will immediately
become one of your family's bedtime favourites!
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Marketing & Publicity Points:
• Andrew Daddo is one of Australia's
most popular television personalities.
• He has written ten best-selling
books for children, including the
hugely successful picture book
GOOD NIGHT, ME.
• A lovely addition to the night-time
ritual for children who like to resist
going to sleep.
• Illustrated throughout with
gorgeous full-colour artwork by
Jonathan Bentley.
• Extensive review mailing,
giveaways and competitions to all
relevant magazines, major
metropolitan and regional
newspapers
9780733324192 NSH
256 mm x 257 mm
October Release
• Extracts in magazines and
newspapers including JUST
KIDDING pre-school edition,
PRACTICAL PARENTING,
MOTHER & BABY and
AUSTRALIAN PARENTS
RRP: $24.99
32 pages
About the Author:
• Check out Andrew Daddo's new
website:
http://www.andrewdaddo.com
Australian Author
Andrew Daddo is one of Australia‘s most popular television personalities. He started
writing for children in 2001, when his first collection of stories, SPRUNG! was published.
Since then, Andrew has written 18 best-selling books, including the hugely successful
picture book collaboration with Emma Quay, GOOD NIGHT, ME. Andrew lives on
Sydney‘s northern beaches with his wife and three children.
As a little boy Jonathan Bentley liked football and drawing. When he was about eight
Also by this author:
I DO IT
Cheeky Monkey
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Daddo, Andrew/Quay, Emma
PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
From the team who created the award-winning GOOD NIGHT, ME
comes this captivating picture book. Emma Quay's delightful and
warm illustrations of a family moving through their day bring to life all
the funny and silly names we call our children: cheeky monkey, lucky
duck, sweet pea, silly billy and more. Simply delightful.
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9780733321009 NSH
250 mm x 251 mm
July Release
RRP: $24.95
40 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Since 2000, Andrew Daddo has written fourteen books for children, all of them
enormous successes. When Andrew isn't writing or enjoying family life, he is one of
Australia's most popular television personalities, currently working on The Great
Outdoors. Andrew lives on Sydney's northern beaches with his wife and three children.
Emma Quay wanted to be a children's book illustrator from a very early age. After
moving from England to Australia in 1993 she began her illustrating career and has
Also by this author:
DADDYS CHEEKY MONKEY
Chloe
McCarty, Peter
From Caldecott Honor winning author and illustrator, Peter
McCarty, this is a pitch-perfect, utterly charming book about
finding your place in a family, featuring the sassy and adorable
bunny, Chloe, from HENRY IN LOVE.
Chloe has ten older brothers and sisters
And ten younger brothers and sisters.
She‘s in the middle and she loves it – especially when they all gather
for family fun time.
Then Dad brings home a surprise one evening, and Chloe finds she is
not in the middle anymore… but not for long!
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Ages:2-6
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PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• With HENRY IN LOVE, Peter
began working in a new, freer style
and a brighter palette, and for this,
the book was honored as a New
York Times Best Illustrated Book.
The reaction from reviewers,
booksellers and librarians has been
fantastic, so we expect to be able to
break him out with these books.
• With gorgeous colored ink
drawings and funny, spare text,
Peter McCarty tells a winning story
of family, imagination, and love
PRAISE FOR HENRY IN LOVE:
NY TIMES Best Illustrated Book of
2010
―This gentle, pitch-perfect romance
will have readers‘ hearts thumping
with the thrill of first love.‖
9780061142918 NSH
261 mm x 274 mm
July Release
RRP: $24.99
32 pages
About the Author:
Peter McCarty has written and illustrated several books for children, including Hondo &
Fabian, a 2003 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the
Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and
Moonplane, the 2007 Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. He lives with his family in a town
on the Hudson River in New York. You can visit him online at www.petermccarty.net
— Publishers Weekly (starred
review)
Also by this author:
Clara Caterpillar
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
A new alliterative picture book by Pamela Duncan Edwards and
Henry Cole.
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PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
Such a clever caterpillar!
A carefree cabbage caterpillar named Clara, who becomes a common
cream-colored butterfly, can't possibly compete with a catty, conceited
caterpillar named Catisha, who becomes a captivating crimsoncolored butterfly. Or can she?
Ages 3 - 6
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9780064436915 NSP
262 mm x 220 mm
July Release
RRP: $13.95
40 pages
About the Author:
<p>Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including
<i>Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The
Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie''s Roses; The Leprechaun''s
Gold;</i> and <i>Gigi and Lulu''s Gigantic Fight,</i> all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well
as <i>Dear Tooth Fairy</i>, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; <i>McGillycuddy
Could!</i>, illustrated by Sue Porter; and <i>The Neat Line,</i> illustrated by Diana
Also by this author:
JACK AND JILLS
TREEHOUSE,MIXED UP
ROOSTER,LEPRECHAUNS
GOLD,GIGI AND LULUS
GIGANTIC FIGHT,NEAT
LINE,ROAR,SOME SMUG
SLUG
A Dinosaur Called Tiny
Durant, Alan
Meet Tiny the miniature dinosaur. He may be very small, but he’s
got a very big heart!
Tiny is the smallest dinosaur anyone has ever seen. He is even
smaller than one of Brontosaurus's spikes or Tyrannosaurus's teeth.
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PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• Tom Thumb meets The Land
Before Time in this adventure story
about a miniature dinosaur, who is
sure to melt readers‘ hearts.
• Will appeal to all dinosaur fans!
The other young dinosaurs won‘t play with Tiny. They call him names
like ‗Teeny Tiny‘ and ‗Teensy Weensy‘. Tiny tries to copy their games
but it‘s no fun playing alone. He hates being so small.
• The story has a strong, clear
message about believing in oneself
and celebrating individuality.
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But one day, Tiny makes a very special friend and embarks on a
daring rescue that will change his life forever...
• Alan Durant is an established and
successful picture book author,
whose work includes Dear Tooth
Fairy and Dear Father Christmas.
• Jo Simpson is a hot new picture
book artist with a distinctive artwork
style and palette. We are delighted
to be publishing her first picture
book.
9780007233908 NSP
220 mm x 280 mm
October Release
RRP: $14.99
32 pages
About the Author:
Alan Durant is the author of several picture books including the phenomenally bestselling ‗Dear Tooth Fairy‘ for Walker Books and the fiction series ‗Spider McDrew‘ for
HarperCollins. He is a tireless schools visitor, and runs successful writers‘ workshops
for children at all the major festivals. Alan lives with his wife and three children in New
Malden, Surrey.
Also by this author:
SPIDER MCDREW,LITTLE
TROLL,HAPPY BIRTHDAY
SPIDER MCDREW
Dr Seuss' Sleep Book
Dr Seuss
Full of wonderful yawning creatures who spread sleep thoughts
at bedtime, this book is the perfect remedy for children who
don’t want to go to sleep.
Full of yawning creatures who spread sleep thoughts at bedtime - and
much more fun than counting sheep - Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
provides the perfect remedy for young children who don't want to go
to bed.
Ages 3+
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9780007169931 NSP
225 mm x 163 mm
November Release
RRP: $9.99
64 pages
About the Author:
Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss – was born
the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying
at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he
became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned
his many talents to writing children‘s books, and his first book – And To Think That I
Saw It On Mulberry Street – was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the
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DR. SEUSS BEGINNERS
BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• 2004 is the Seussentennial (100
years since the birth of Dr. Seuss)
• On-going PR and marketing
campaign to mark this anniversary –
library and bookshop birthday
parties, blanket PR coverage,
celebrity events
• Links with Macmillan Cancer's Hat
Week in September 2004
• Flash-mobbing events in June
2004
Cross-promotions with UIP on the
film 'The Cat in the Hat' film
• More brand awareness with 'The
Cat in the Hat' VHS/DVD out August
2004
• Over half a billion books sold
worldwide
• One of the UK's top ten favourite
authors
• Dr. Seuss makes reading FUN!
• The bright new cover design
incorporates much needed guidance
on reading levels
• A Yellow Back Book, ideal for
adults to share with young children
aged 2-4, or for older, fluent readers
to enjoy on their own
Also by this author:
AND TO THINK THAT I SAW
IT ON MULBERRY,BIPPOLO
SEED AND OTHER
LOST,HOW THE GRINCH
STOLE CHRISTMAS,OH THE
PLACES YOU'LL
GO,SELECTION OF SEUSS
The Dragon's Lie
SuperLead
Lardner, Kym/Lardner, Oliver
PICTURE BOOKS
This simple but beautiful picture book conveys a powerful
message about friendship and personal freedom.
Once in a zoo a small boy stood outside the dragon‘s cage, asking
questions...
Why is a once-powerful dragon locked in a cage? Where is the
strength that made his scales shine and his breath of flames boil a
lake? A young boy is determined to find the answers.
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A beautiful story about friendship and freedom, by the creative fatherand-son team, Kym and Oliver Lardner.
9780733325229 NSH
222 mm x 258 mm
March Release
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• Brand new picture book from the
ABC FOR KIDS imprint.
• Stunning, simple artwork and a
beautifully depicted dragon will hold
strong appeal for young children.
• Kim Lardner makes regular
appearances at Australian schools
and festivals.
• Reviews, giveaways and
competitions in magazines and
newspapers including JUST
KIDDING, PRACTICAL
PARENTING, MOTHER & BABY
and AUSTRALIAN PARENTS.
RRP: $24.99
32 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Kym Lardner is a popular Australian storyteller, performing live in Australian schools
and festivals. He inspires thousands of children with is original, funny stories, songs and
drawings. His previous titles include Arnold the Prickly Teddy and The Coat-hanger
Horse. In 2008, he worked with his son, Oliver, on his first picture book in over 20 years,
The Naked Penguin.
Oliver Lardner works in multimedia. His interest in illustrating emerged when his dad
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NAKED PENGUIN
Edwina the Emu
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Knowles, S/Clement, R
PICTURE BOOKS
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The wonderful sequel to the bestselling and widely acclaimed Edward
the Emu. Now, we all know what happened after Edward met his
mate Edwina, little emus of course! But with a completely modern
challenge for their mother of again finding her true place in the
scheme of things. Hilarity is bound to happen as Edwina goes job
searching while Edward stays on the nest!
Ages 2+
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9780207189142 NSP
255 mm x 240 mm
April Release
RRP: $14.95
About the Author:
Australian Author
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EDWINA THE EMU
HB,EDWARD THE EMU
MINI,EDWARD THE
EMU,EDWARD THE EMU
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Emily's Rapunzel Hair
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Matthews, Cecily/Blackwood, Freya
PICTURE BOOKS
A sumptuously illustrated storybook for preschoolers and
primary readers, featuring seven charming stories about fouryear-old Emily as she waits impatiently to grow long, flowing
hair just like Rapunzel.
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Four-year-old Emily wants long, flowing Rapunzel hair. She wants to
have pigtails in blue ribbons, just like Lucy Brown. Dad tells her that
she will have to wait until the new baby is big enough to walk before
she can have Rapunzel hair.
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While Emily waits for her hair to grow (and experiments with wearing
red tights on her head to provide the illusion of Rapunzel hair), we join
her on her everyday adventures from a trip to feed the ducks at the
lake, to visiting her grandparents on their farm (and seeing the
letterbox frog).
Freya Blackwood's lush, classic illustrations convey Emily, and her
quirky way of looking at the world, perfectly.
Awards
Shortlisted 2006: Children's Book Council of the Year Award - Early
Childhood
9780733315237
NSH
RRP: $27.95
48 pages
Winner 2006: Australian Family Therapist's Award for Children's
Literature - Younger Readers/Picture Book
April Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
Cecily Matthews has published picture books and junior novels with Lothian, Omnibus
and University of Queensland Press. She has also contributed numerous stories and
poems to The School Magazine. The character of Emily is based on Cecily's granddaughter.
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EYES IN DISGUISE
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Clement, Rod
Missing Level 5 Group
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9780207174445
RRP: $19.75
May Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
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FEATHERS FOR
PHOEBE,LOUISA MAY
PICKETTS BEST SHOW AND
TELL,OLGA THE
BROLGA,GRANDADS
TEETH,FRANK IN TIME,JUST
ANOTHER ORDINARY
Farmer Fred's Cow
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Wild, Margaret/Waller, David
PICTURE BOOKS
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9780733307638
NSH
RRP: $25.95
40 pages
January Release
About the Author:
Australian Author
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Fat Pat
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Niland, Kilmeny
CHARACTER
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Everybody loves Fat Pat. He's cuddly, sweet-natured and fat. But
when the vet calls him a pudgy pudden, Fat Pat is put on a diet. After
a week of small dinners, no treats and lots of exercise, Fat Pat
decides to run away...
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9780733322396 NSH
248 mm x 250 mm
July Release
RRP: $24.95
40 pages
About the Author:
Australian Author
Kilmeny Niland is an award-winning Australian artist and illustrator. She grew up in
Sydney and studied art at the Julian Ashton Art School. She has worked in animation,
children's books, wildlife art, miniatures, portraits, cards and prints.
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First Week at Cow School
Cutbill, Andy/Ayto, Russell
Starting school is full of fun in this laugh-out-loud sequel to THE
COW THAT LAID AN EGG and THE BEST COW IN SHOW.
Age: 3 - 5
Marjorie the cow feels jolly proud when her daughter, Daisy, starts
school. But lessons aren‘t as easy as they seem… Daisy can‘t hoof
paint or swat flies like the other cows, and cowpat training is a
disaster!
Yet, Marjorie soon discovers that Daisy has a surprising talent to
make her stand out from the herd!
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9780007273386 NSH
273 mm x 266 mm
July Release
Age: 3 - 5
RRP: $19.99
32 pages
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PICTURE BOOKS
Marketing & Publicity Points:
• Will be eagerly awaited by fans of
the first books THE COW THAT
LAID AN EGG and THE BEST COW
IN SHOW.
• A new take on the popular theme of
fitting in at school, with a strong
message that it‘s all right to be
different.
• Andy Cutbill is the creator of 'Albie'
a major CITV animated television
series.
• ‗Albie‘ the television series was
shortlisted for a BAFTA award for
The Best Children‘s Animated Series
and won several international
awards including Best Young Writer
at the B+ Awards in association with
BBC enterprises.
• Russell Ayto‘s picture book THE
WITCH'S CHILDREN was
shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway
Medal in 2002, and THE WITCH'S
CHILDREN AND THE QUEEN was
Smarties Gold Medal winner in the 5
and under category in 2003.
• THE COW THAT LAID AN EGG
was shortlisted for:
About the Author:
Also by
this author:
Stockport
Schools‘
Book Award 2008
Andy Cutbill was born near London in 1972. He read Art at university and then did postgraduate studies in Art Direction. After several years writing television commercials, he
started originating new concepts in children‘s animation and books. In conjuction with
Cosgrove Hall Films, Andy created and developed the award-winning animated
television series, Albie, for CITV. Andy lives in Devon with his wife, son and daughter.
UKLA Teachers‘ Award for
Children‘s Books 2008
Sheffield Children‘s Book Award
2008
A Fly Went By
McClintock, Mike
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DR. SEUSS BEGINNERS
BOOKS
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Beginning readers will enjoy the story of how THE BEAR
DETECTIVES set our to catch a thief. They'll be especially delighted
that it is the sensible little bears who solve the mystery while their
father does everything wrong.
'I can read it all by myself' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it
is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride
and pleasure in their early reading.
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Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children
through the use of humour, rhyme, and bright pictures that can be
'read' even by the non-reading child.
Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious
nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence
and make them want to go on reading.
Ages 3+
9780001713055 NSP
214 mm x 164 mm
December Release
RRP: $8.99
68 pages
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Goodnight, Mice!
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Watts, Frances/Watson, Judy
PICTURE BOOKS
Celebrate the rituals of bedtime with Mitzi, Billy, Clementine and
Oliver. The perfect bedtime book!
Age 2+
Winner of the 2012 Prime Minister‘s Literary Award for Children‘s
Fiction
• A beautiful bedtime story with
perennial appeal
• Advertising and author feature in
Magpies & Reading Time magazine
• Guaranteed review coverage in
children‘s and educational media
including Magpies and Reading
Time, and Little Angel.
A CBCA Notable Book
Kiss Dad once.
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• Brand new ABC picture book ...
especially for bedtime!
• Reviews to appear in Practical
Parenting, Get Ahead Kids AWW,
New Idea and Woman‘s Day.
Cuddle Mum twice.
‗Goodnight, Mum and Dad.‘
‗Goodnight, mice.‘
It‘s time to say goodnight -- but the four cheeky mice skittering,
scampering and scurrying to bed don‘t seem very sleepy!
• A bestselling combination: Frances
Watts is a CBC Award Winner,
author of bestselling Kisses for
Daddy AND Judy Watson illustrator
of Extraordinary Adventures of Ernie
& Maude
This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the
whole family to share.
9780733324215 NSH
251 mm x 252 mm
March Release
RRP: $24.99
24 pages
Ages: 2+
Praise for GOODNIGHT, MICE!:
About the Author:
Australian Author
Frances Watts was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and moved to Sydney when she was
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writing career. Her first picture book, KISSES FOR DADDY (illustrated by David
Watson‘s
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funny
Legge), was an Honour
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2006 expressions
CBCA Awards
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sold thousands
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visits‘
COURIER-MAIL
around the world. Her next two picture books with David Legge, PARSLEY RABBIT'S
BOOK ABOUT BOOKS and CAPTAIN CRABCLAW'S CREW, both won accolades in
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HEROES OF THE YEAR