Grandpa and Thomas and the green umbrella

by Pamela Allen

This beautiful picture book from award winning Australian author Pamela Allen depicts the special relationship between grandchild and grandfather.

I am too absolutely small for school

by Lauren Child

Although Lola agrees with her brother that it would be useful to learn how to write, read and count, she can't go to school because her invisible friend's too nervous to go. A perfect read for those about to start school.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

by Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary and his friends, Hercules Horse and Bottomley Potts, meet up with Scareface Claw, the toughest Tom in town who chases them home. The first book in a wonderful series that your child is sure to enjoy.


by Ian Falconer

Olivia is a gorgeous little pig who likes to dress-up, sing songs, dance, think, snooze (sometimes!) and is even good at building sandcastles. A modern classic.

Night noises

by Mem Fox

Perfect for those who are struggling with bed time fears; by award winning Australian author Mem Fox.

Max meets a monster

by Tracey Hawkins

Max is looking forward to his first ever sleepover at Grandpa's house. A light-hearted story which emphasises the great relationships children can have with their grandparents.

Angelina Ballerina

by Katherine Holabird

Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants more than anything else to become a ballerina. The first book in a delightful series.

Clancy the courageous cow

by Lachie Hume

Clancy is treated as an outcast as he does not look the same as the other cows. A heart warming story of resilience and acceptance.

The tiger who came to tea

by Judith Kerr

This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago.

When we were very young

by A.A. Milne

Your child will enjoy the humour and rhythm in this classic collect of A.A. Milne poems.

Tikki Tikki Tembo retold

by Arlene Mosel

A classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale.

We're going on a bear hunt

by Michael Rosen

Follow the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of the bear. A favourite with all.

Owl babies

by Martin Waddell

Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. A reassuring story by award winning author Martin Waddell.


by Margaret Wild

Daisy the baby will not say a word. The family try everything to coax her into talking but she still won’t talk. A delightful story, by award winning Australian author Margaret Wild.

Harry the dirty dog

by Gene Zion

Harry the white dog with black spots enjoys everything except having a bath. A true classic.