Picture books: character books

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Book Cover:  Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
You know the old woman who lived in a shoe?
And had so many children she didn't know what to do?

Beatrix Potter gathered material for a book of rhymes over many years. In 1917, when her publisher was in financial difficulties and needed her help, she suggested that Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes could be brought out quickly, using her existing collection of rhymes and drawings. The fact that the illustrations...

You know the old woman who lived in a shoe?
And had so many children she didn't know what to do?

Beatrix Potter gathered material for a book of rhymes over many years. In 1917, when her publisher was in...

Published: 04/03/2002
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780723247913
RRP: $12.95
Book Cover:  Baby Touch: One! Two! Three! Bath Book
By Ladybird

This padded, waterproof and wipe-clean book is part of Ladybird's bestselling Baby Touch series and is perfect for sharing with all busy babies at bath time or meal times. It has a sucker cap on a stretchy cord for safely and firmly attaching to the bath or highchair, and a squeaker for extra noisy fun. Press the squeaker each time as you count the friendly animals - one, two three! It's great for...

This padded, waterproof and wipe-clean book is part of Ladybird's bestselling Baby Touch series and is perfect for sharing with all busy babies at bath time or meal times. It has a sucker cap on a stretchy...

Published: 20/03/2013
Format: Bath Books
ISBN: 9780718199371
RRP: $9.99
Book Cover:  Baby Touch: Peepo Mummy!
By Ladybird

Babies and toddlers will love this interactive lift-the-flap book from the best-selling Ladybird Baby Touch series. Look at the bright pictures of the baby animals on the left-hand pages. Where's mummy? Lift the flaps to reveal the friendly mothers residing underneath - peepo!  Each robust chunky flap has an easy-grip tab for the littlest of hands to grasp and lift, and a mirror surprise under...

Babies and toddlers will love this interactive lift-the-flap book from the best-selling Ladybird Baby Touch series. Look at the bright pictures of the baby animals on the left-hand pages. Where's mummy?...

Published: 03/01/2012
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781409311393
RRP: $12.95
Book Cover:  Baby Touch: Rainbow
By Ladybird

Explore a world of colours with your baby in this bright touch-and-feel rainbow book.  The different textures, pictures and patterns on every shaped page are great for stimulating the senses and helping to teach first colours.

Explore a world of colours with your baby in this bright touch-and-feel rainbow book.  The different textures, pictures and patterns on every shaped page are great for stimulating the senses and helping...

Published: 20/03/2013
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780718193522
RRP: $16.99
Book Cover:  Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales
A perfect gift to introduce children to the world of Beatrix Potter, The Complete Talesis a timeless and classic essential for any nursery shelf.
A perfect gift to introduce children to the world of Beatrix Potter, The Complete Talesis a timeless and classic essential for any nursery shelf.
Published: 26/04/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780723268123
RRP: $79.95
Book Cover:  Beatrix Potter: Treasured Tales From Beatrix Potter

A gift volume with padded cover featuring four original Beatrix Potter Tales, with their classic illustrations. Includes The Tale of Tom Kitten , The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher , The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Pigling Bland .

A gift volume with padded cover featuring four original Beatrix Potter Tales, with their classic illustrations. Includes The Tale of Tom Kitten , The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher , The Tale of Benjamin Bunny...

Published: 04/06/2007
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780723258605
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover:  Beauty and the Beast: Ladybird Tales
By Ladybird

Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. Beauty and the Beast is the story of a kind-hearted girl called Beauty who is forced to live with an ugly beast, until one day some magic happens... This Ladybird Tale is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the...

Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. Beauty and the Beast is the story of a kind-hearted girl called...

Published: 30/01/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718192587
RRP: $9.99
Book Cover:  Bedtime Baby: Ladybird Happy Babies
By Ladybird

One little baby, just like you. When it's bedtime, what does he do?

Bedtime Baby is a delightful book for parents and babies to look at together. The beautiful illustrations show one little baby at each stage of bedtime: having his nappy changed, looking at a bedtime story and snuggling down with teddy at the end of the day.



One little baby, just like you. When it's bedtime, what does he do?

Bedtime Baby is a delightful book for parents and babies to look at together. The beautiful illustrations show one little baby at each...

Published: 03/01/2012
Format: Book/Toy
ISBN: 9781409310419
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover:  Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom: Gaston's Messy Cave
By Ladybird

Holly & Ben think Gaston the Ladybird is sad so they try and cheer him up by tidying his cave! Read this magical little adventure to find out what happens.

Holly & Ben think Gaston the Ladybird is sad so they try and cheer him up by tidying his cave! Read this magical little adventure to find out what happens.

Published: 29/03/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781409300687
RRP: $7.95
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Book Cover:  Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom: The Toy Robot
By Ladybird

Fairy Princess Holly, Ben Elf and their friends have found an old broken robot in the Little Forest. Holly wants to mend it with her magic wand, but Ben and Barnaby want to fix it with their elf skills. Holly decides to make a magical key to wind up the robot, but it has some very strange results . . .
Read this wonderful little story to find out what happens!

Fairy Princess Holly, Ben Elf and their friends have found an old broken robot in the Little Forest. Holly wants to mend it with her magic wand, but Ben and Barnaby want to fix it with their elf skills. Holly...

Published: 04/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781409308898
RRP: $7.95
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Book Cover:  Captain Congo and the Crocodile King

An anthropologist searching for the legendary Treasure House of the Queen of Sheba is missing and Captain Congo is sent by the Agency to Abyssinia to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead – just what Captain Congo loves.  Also lying in wait, to the dismay of his pintsized assistant, Pug, are mosquitoes, scorpions and the biggest crocodiles in Africa.  Will our two heroes be able to...

An anthropologist searching for the legendary Treasure House of the Queen of Sheba is missing and Captain Congo is sent by the Agency to Abyssinia to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead – just...

Published: 30/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781876288976
RRP: $16.99
Book Cover:  Captain Congo and the Klondike Gold

Take the Yukon Express with Captain Congo and his loyal offsider Pug as they travel deep into the great Canadian north-west in pursuit of gold, ghosts and monsters.
But who is pursuing our heroes? And what awaits them at the end of their treacherous journey to Klondike Creek? 
When Pug mysteriously disappears at an old mining camp, it will take more than strange lights, skeletons and a sasquatch...

Take the Yukon Express with Captain Congo and his loyal offsider Pug as they travel deep into the great Canadian north-west in pursuit of gold, ghosts and monsters.
But who is pursuing our heroes? And...

Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921504273
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover:  Captain Congo and The Maharaja's Monkey

When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal offsider Pug set off for India to investigate. They arrive in Rajputana to find the royal palace of teeming with intrigue. Even as preparations begin for young Prince Beki to be anointed as the next Maharaja, it is clear that powerful enemies are scheming against him.

While Pug goes deep under cover, Captain Congo...

When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal offsider Pug set off for India to investigate. They arrive in Rajputana to find the royal palace of teeming with intrigue...

Published: 12/04/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921504150
RRP: $16.99
Book Cover:  Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
We have a little garden,
A garden of our own,
And every day we water there
The seeds that we have sown.

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, published in 1922, is a sequel to Beatrix Potter's first rhyme collection Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes . Like the previous book it contains material she had produced and collected over a period of many years. The Cecily Parsley sequence of illustrations, for example...



We have a little garden,
A garden of our own,
And every day we water there
The seeds that we have sown.

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, published in 1922, is a sequel to Beatrix Potter's first rhyme collection...



Published: 04/03/2002
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780723247920
RRP: $12.95
Book Cover:  Charlie & Lola: My Best, Best Friend

Lola and Lotta are BEST friends. They do absolutely completely everything together, like eating lunch, playing in the sandpit and going in pairs.

But when a new girl, Evie, arrives in their class, Lotta starts spending all her time with her, and not Lola. Everything is extremely very different and Lola worries that Lotta is not her Best, Best, BESTEST friend anymore.

How will Lola get Lotta's attention?...

Lola and Lotta are BEST friends. They do absolutely completely everything together, like eating lunch, playing in the sandpit and going in pairs.

But when a new girl, Evie, arrives in their class, Lotta...

Published: 30/08/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780141329444
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  Charlie & Lola: My First Ever and Best Story Collection

A collection of FIVE extremely good stories all about ABSOLUTELY very important things like making friends, being independent and even taking part in your very first school sports day!

This collection contains: You Can Be My Friend, Help! I Really Mean It, I Am Really, Really Concentrating, I Can Do Anything That's Everything All On My Own and Charlie is Broken.

A collection of FIVE extremely good stories all about ABSOLUTELY very important things like making friends, being independent and even taking part in your very first school sports day!

This collection...

Published: 31/05/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780141331522
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover:  Charlie and Lola: But Excuse Me But That Is My Book
Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies is Lola's absolute favourite book ever in the whole wide world. So naturally she is distraught when it's not at the library. Someone else has borrowed it! Charlie tries everything he can think of to placate her but nothing is ever going to beat Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies. That is, until Charlie finds Chimps and Chimpanzees and then Lola has a new best book ever!
Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies is Lola's absolute favourite book ever in the whole wide world. So naturally she is distraught when it's not at the library. Someone else has borrowed it! Charlie tries everything...
Published: 31/07/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141500539
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Charlie and Lola: I Absolutely Love Animals
Two especially good stories about animals including I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs and a brand new story, the poignant and heartwarming I Will Not Ever Never Forget You Nibbles, published in this collection for the very first time.
Two especially good stories about animals including I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs and a brand new story, the poignant and heartwarming I Will Not Ever Never Forget You Nibbles, published in this collection for the very first time.
Published: 30/01/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718199166
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Charlie and Lola: I Completely Love Winter
This wonderful book is perfect for fans of Charlie and Lola, and for cold winter bedtimes.\r\n
This wonderful book is perfect for fans of Charlie and Lola, and for cold winter bedtimes.\r\n
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718199173
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Charlie and Lola: I'm Really Ever So Not Well
Lola has a cold and is feeling really ever so not well. So her big brother Charlie thinks of all sorts of ideas to try to cheer Lola up.

He brings her pink milk and biscuits, sings her a special song, plays her best smiley jigsaw puzzle and even takes her on a cloud-hopping adventure! Soon Lola's feeling much, much better!

Lola has a cold and is feeling really ever so not well. So her big brother Charlie thinks of all sorts of ideas to try to cheer Lola up.

He brings her pink milk and biscuits, sings her a special song...

Published: 30/06/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141500812
RRP: $14.95

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23 Apr 2014
New novel by Steve Toltz to be published in 2015
Penguin Australia is delighted to have acquired the highly anticipated second novel by Steve Toltz, Quicksand, to be published in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Quicksand will also be published in the UK and elsewhere in the Commonwealth by Sceptre in 2015.

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