For Children

31 Ways to Change the World

Tanis Taylor and 4,386 children (more or less)

You have a HUGE impact on the world around you. Every day, there are things you can do that affect your friends, your parents, your teachers – even chicken farmers and factory workers halfway around the globe. And if ONE person can make a difference, just imagine what LOTS of people can do…

Beware of the Storybook Wolves

Lauren Child

For a real thrill, try reading Beware of The Storybook Wolves. It will scare your socks off… and tell you exactly what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook!

Big Bear Hug

Nicholas Oldland

There once was a bear so filled with love and happiness that whenever he roamed the forest and came across another living thing, he would give it a hug.

Boo Hoo Bird

Jeremy Tankard

The irresistible Bird takes flight once again in this winning sequel to Jeremy Tankard’s soaring spring 2007 debut, GRUMPY BIRD. Bird and Raccoon are playing ball, when Bird gets bonked on the head. “Boo hoo hoo!” he cries. What will make Bird feel better? A kiss? A cookie? A Band-Aid? Bird’s friends Raccoon, Rabbit, Beaver, […]

Boy Dumplings

Ying Chang Compestine

Begin with one hungry ghost. Add a plump, delicious-looking boy. Mix them with an outrageous recipe. You’ll end up with an exciting story about a ghost who can’t wait to sink his teeth into his next meal and a boy who will need to think fast if he doesn’t want to get turned […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal

Jeff Kinney

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

Digger and Lew

Malachy Doyle

Lollopy Lew the hare wants the cabbage patch all to himself, but Digger the mole wants it too! Who will win the race and eat all the vegetables? Are Digger’s legs really as fast as Lollopy Lew’s?

Do Not Build A Frankenstein!

Neil Numberman

A little boy dashes up and tells a group of children that they must never build a Frankenstein! It takes an immense amount of time and effort. At first, it might seem like fun to have your own monster to play with, but then it just becomes annoying.

Extraordinary Pets


A dog, a cat, a bird, a fish — great pets to have. But if you had your wish, why not choose a pet out of the ordinary? Why not a pet who’s extraordinary…

Freaky Monday

Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach

What happens when a precocious child switches her body with her school teacher and both are forced to adapt to each other’s life for one freaky Monday? The events that ensue will change their lives forever…

George and the Dragon

Christopher Wormell

Far, far away in the darkest cave in the deepest valley amongst the highest mountains there lives a huge and terrifying dragon. He can fly higher than the clouds and faster than the birds. He can burn down a forest with one blast of his fiery breath. He can smash a castle wall with a […]

Good Little Wolf

Nadia Shireen

How to be a real wolf: Howl at the moon. Blow houses in. Eat people up. Will good little Rolf discover a big bad wolf within him?

Hippo Goes Bananas

Marjorie Dennis Murray

“One day, Hippo acts very strange. He bellows, spins in circles, and crashes into a tree. His friends think he has gone bananas! But has he? Or does he just have a bad toothache?”

How I Learned Geography

Uri Shulevitz

Having travelled a long way from their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange new country. The boy has no toys and no books and worst of all, food is scarce. But then instead of bread, his father brings home a map and hangs it on the wall. […]

How Leo Learned to be King

Marcus Pfister

From the creator of the international bestseller “The Rainbow Fish” comes a whimsical yet thought-provoking fable about the abuse of power and the responsibilities of leadership. Only when the other animals in his domain refuse to kowtow to Leo and banish him to the savanna does Leo learn that cooperation and consideration are what being […]

I'm So Embarrassed!

Robert Munsch; illustrated by Michael Martchenko

It seems to Andrew that his mother has a talent for embarrassing him – even when she tries her best not to! She uses spit to tidy his hair and even shows his embarrassing baby pictures to everyone. His face turns so red, he climbs up a tree and even hides behind rubbish bins. But […]

If a Chicken Stayed for Supper

Carrie Weston; illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Mother Fox is out for the night, hunting for their favourite supper – chicken. But the five little foxes get impatient waiting for her and sneak out to play. They frolic and dance in the moonlight till it occurs to them that one of them may be lost. They start counting each other to make […]

Jane Airhead

Kay Woodsward

What’s not to love about Jane Eyre? Gothic and passionate, it features the ultimate hero-Mr Rochester. And that gives Charlotte a top idea: she’ll look for a new Mr Rochester for her lovely mum. So when Charlotte finds the ideal man, she can’t believe her luck. He’s dark, brooding and mysterious. He’s PERFECT. But this […]


Kevin Henkes

‘There is no Jessica,’ said Ruthie’s parents. But of course there was. She ate with Ruthie, and was sorry when Ruthie was bad. Nobody could see Jessica – except Ruthie. When it came time for Ruthie to go to school, Jessica went with her. Her parents hoped Ruthie would find a friend at school who […]

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes

Lilly loves school. She loves the pointy pencils. She loves the squeaky chalk. Most of all, she loves her teacher, Mr Singer. Lilly the irrepressible mouse-child wants to wow Mr Singer, so she brings her treasures to school – with hilarious and disastrous results