'Poor Tricky! Nothing is going right for him. Milk spills, pyjama buttons won’t work, his little sister wrecks their game, and when he tries to help out, everything gets worse.
'Tricky’s having a very bad day!
'Then Dad has an idea. Outside it’s wild, but there’s a lot to explore…'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just...DISAPPEARED! A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer.' (Publication summary)
'In this lively follow-up to Too Many Cheeky Dogs, the camp is invaded by all kinds of cheeky feral animals who are finally chased away by the resident cheeky dogs.
'At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there - until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the cheeky camp dogs roar into action!' (Publication summary)
'Award-winning and much-loved author and illustrator Anna Walker gives us a gentle, poignant, affirming and wise picture book sure to delight all ages. Mr. Huff is a story about the clouds and the sunshine in each of our lives.
'Bill is having a bad day.
'Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult.
'Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger!
'Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens . . . ' (Publication summary)
'Caroline Crocodile’s baby brother dribbles. But all Mama Crocodile EVER says is how GORGEOUS he is. Caroline is VERY jealous. So she goes to the Baby Shop and tries to swap her dribbly brother for new baby. The trouble is, there’s something not quite right with any of them…' (Publisher's blurb)
'Sometimes you don't always get what you want. Instead of the rocket backpack, you might end up with a terrible suitcase for the very first day of school. And this makes you mad! But sometimes what you think is terrible, might not be so terrible after all, especially when there are rocket ships and new friends involved.
'The Terrible Suitcase is a lovely story about acceptance, making friends and new experiences.' (From the publisher's website.)
'Maudie's world revolves around Maudie. Bear's world also revolves around Maudie—he is as patient and solid as a rock. Maudie is so confident of Bear's love she makes little effort to deserve it. Bear's remedy for loving Maudie is to love her some more.
'Jan Ormerod's minimal text and Freya Blackwood's inspired illustrations perfectly capture the intricate relationship between parent and child. This is the ultimate of reassuring stories— it shows that a parent's love is inexhaustible.' (From the publisher's website.)
Bear is a dreamer. Chook just wants the quiet life. But with a best friend like Bear, he s got absolutely no chance of getting it!
'Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are the best of friends. But they are different in almost every way . . .
'Pearl likes solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world. Charlie likes taking baths and watching his garden grow.
'So how can Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley be such good friends?' (Publisher's blurb)
"Amy and Louis live next door to each other, and their lives are closely intertwined. Theirs is a life rich in imagination. But when Amy's family move to another country, the children are separated, and the colour drains out of their lives... that is until Louis discovers how to rebuild their special bond." (Source: Trove)
"Today, Annie was boiling mad. Someone was sleeping in her chair! 'No one is allowed on my chair!' Annie tells everyone. But who has broken the rule? And what will Annie do to get her favourite chair back?" (Publisher's blurb)
'Thomas and Grandpa go the beach. It is an Australian summer. The sun is shining, the gulls are screeching and the sea is singing. Together they build a sandcastle, they have a picnic and they splash in the water. Then at the end of the day, Grandpa takes a sleepy Thomas home. In this lovely picture book for the very young, Pamela Allen gently unfolds the special relationship between grandchild and grandfather.' (Publication summary)
Every month of the year there are jobs to do on a small Australian farm. Fruit ripens, lambs are born, hay is harvested. A Year on Our Farm shows the passing of the seasons through the eyes of the children for whom the farm and all its animals is home. (Source: back cover)
"When Kate and her parents visit the animal shelter, an adorable puppy charms them, but it is very hard to leave an older dog behind." (Source: Trove)