Children's

Abigail Knightly by Latesha Randall + Esther Tattersall

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780987658777

$21.99 Ex Tax: $21.99
Abigail’s world is full of colour and possibility – each day she explores new characters through creative outfits designed in her treehouse.
But will Sally Pepper next door manage to convince Abigail that being a ‘grown-up’ is better?

Find out in this delightful rhyming story by New Zealand author Latesha Randall and illustrator Esther Tattersall that has charmed children and adults alike.
Abigail’s world is full of col..
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Smoke & Summer by Cao Wenxuan

Brand: Twinkling Books

Product Code: SS

$40.00 Ex Tax: $40.00
Buy both Summer and Smoke by Cao Wenxuan hardbacks for the discounted price of $40.

Start off your Twinkling Books Cao Wenxuan collection with these two beautiful books.



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Smoke by Cao Wenxuan

Brand: Twinkling Books

Product Code: 9780994138712

$22.99 Ex Tax: $22.99

In poetic language, this book tells a story about understanding and tolerance. Mr Pang lives on the east side of the river and Mr Shou lives on the west. 

They argue over trivial things and forbid their children to play with each other, and in turn, even the children stop their dogs playing with each other.
They are always fighting over something until one morning, when the two families are cooking breakfast. The family on the east side of the river is using wet firewood, giving off black smoke, while the family on the east side is using dried firewood, giving off white smoke.  
The black smoke and white smoke float gently up into the air towards each other...and things start to change…

Cao Wen Xuan is the Winner of Hans Christian Andersen Award


"Smoke by Cao Wenxuan, is an amazing example of quality Children’s Literature from China translated into English, appealing to both native speakers of Chinese who are learning English as well as delightfully sharing Chinese culture with our English speaking students. In today's world it’s important that our children appreciate diversity and practice empathy and tolerance, both at home and at school, from an early age. Raising children to speak up when they see injustice and to develop great
global relationships may be the ultimate goal for educators today and Smoke by Cao Wenxuan supports the teaching of the PYP Learner Profile and Attitudes - particularly open-mindedness, tolerance and respect and also demonstrates conflict resolution. The illustrations by Yu Rong are spectacular, combining traditional Chinese hand cut paper art, with drawing. Her work brings two dimensional paper cuts into beautiful three dimensional illustrations."
- Alison Hewett, Head of Library Services at Kristin School.


In poetic language, this book ..
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Summer by Cao Wenxuan

Brand: Twinkling Books

Product Code: 9780994138729

$22.99 Ex Tax: $22.99

In the hot summer sun a group of animals are eagerly looking for a shady place to rest. 

The animals quarrel for a spot under a tree, until finally, the elephant wins. But when they look again, the tree is dying and has only a few leaves left. Just then, they see a father and son crossing the wasteland. The father’s shadow is like a canopy over the little boy...and the animals are intrigued…

Cao Wenxuan is the Winner of Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016

"Summer portrays the attributes of empathy, co-operation and inquiry through the use of rich language which is reminiscent of a poetry format. Children will be able to appreciate the changes in the environment while exploring the science concepts of sun and shadows which are illustrated by Yu Rong. Yu Rong has incorporated traditional Chinese hand cut paper art techniques with colourful drawings and visually pleasing backgrounds. Some of the pages have been cleverly cut and layered to enhance the experience and unveiling of the story."
- Alison Hewett, Head of Library Services for Kristin School.


In the hot summer sun a group ..
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The Witches of Autumn: The Amber Fountain by Joseph Edward Ryans

Brand: Steam Press

Product Code: 9780994108975

$19.95 Ex Tax: $19.95
The Ghost Trials are looming, the war is still raging in the north, and Thistle still hasn’t managed to figure out how to charm crows.
Things can probably only improve, but then again, Epona’s plans surely won’t end well. And what’s that we heard about a kraken?

“Rocketed to a most satisfying climax...The characters are fun and fascinating, they get to be suitably heroic, the young heroine saves the day, and the villain gets his just desserts. I was engrossed.”
- SFFANZ Reviews
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The Witches of Autumn: The Glass Projector by Joseph Edward Ryans

Brand: Steam Press

Product Code: 9780994108975

$19.95 Ex Tax: $19.95

Thistle is having a terrible week.


Her mother has been incarcerated after throwing a pickled pumpkin through a window of the War Office, and now Thistle has been sent to stay with her aunt in Lily Gate. Mappo,

Thistle’s familiar, seems distinctly unimpressed, and even making friends with a gargoyle called Mr Pepper and a scheming snark called Epona hasn’t managed to improve his temper.

“An energetic story which is vibrant in both plot and language. I lent the book to a twelve year old last week and he returned it (rather reluctantly) simply saying ‘more please’”
- Barbara Murison
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