Autumn Gift Fair 2021 - Children's Books (118)

A Brief History of Life on Earth

ISBN: 9783791373737

Author: Clemence Dupont    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s diff...


he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet’s fascinating history easy and entertaining. In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings. Opening on lava-filled oceans and smoking volcanoes, the book unfolds, era by era, to show how life evolved from tiny protozoa and crustaceans to dinosaurs and mammals. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Each page is brimming with illustrations that readers will turn to again and again. A celebration of life, this extraordinary and beautiful book illuminates the history of Earth for young readers in an unforgettable and delightful way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 220 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$49.99
Cats Fold & Play

ISBN: 9780764359514

Author: Ikask    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Are you ready to Origanimo? With this beginner introduction to paper folding, create a merry band of black cats, each in a unique pose and ready to pounce on th...


Are you ready to Origanimo? With this beginner introduction to paper folding, create a merry band of black cats, each in a unique pose and ready to pounce on the included paper balls of yarn. Precut and creased kitties are ready to pop out and play in just a few folds!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2020


$22.99
C Jumped Over Three Pots and a Pan and Landed Smack in the Garbage Can

ISBN: 9780764358777

Author: Pamela Jane    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The letter C falls into the garbage can, and it is up to the rest of the alphabet to save him from ending up in the dump! In this rollicking, action-filled stor...


The letter C falls into the garbage can, and it is up to the rest of the alphabet to save him from ending up in the dump! In this rollicking, action-filled story, the letters of the alphabet must work together to help their friend. But four letters of the alphabet are missing! Could they be the answer to saving C? This unique book conveys the transforming power of teamwork and brings language and storytelling to life for young readers as they try to guess the secret word the missing letters form―a word that may save the day for poor C. An adventure, a puzzle, and a word game, this suspenseful story is a delightful approach to letters and words.


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 205 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$22.00
The Chameleon

ISBN: 9780764357718

Author: Miyauni    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A chameleon is hidden in every page, and it's up to you to find it. Use the viewfinder against the large, colorful patterned images until you find the model at ...


A chameleon is hidden in every page, and it's up to you to find it. Use the viewfinder against the large, colorful patterned images until you find the model at the bottom of the page. An original ""seek and find"" to awaken the curiosity and develop the sense of observation while having fun. A book to play and share with family!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 274 x 274 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2019


$38.00
Child of St Kilda

ISBN: 9781786281876

Author: Beth Waters    Publisher: Child’s Play

For over two thousand years, the inhabitants of St Kilda maintained a thriving, tightly-knit community on one of the most inhospitable places on Earth - ‘the ...


For over two thousand years, the inhabitants of St Kilda maintained a thriving, tightly-knit community on one of the most inhospitable places on Earth - ‘the island at the edge of the world’. Theirs was an isolated lifestyle completely dependent on the seasons and the elements for its survival. A lifestyle out of which developed a culture based on subsistence, resilience, mutual trust and caring. A culture that knew no crime, had no need of cash, and took care of its weakest members without question. This unique way of life came abruptly to an end in August 1930, when the now-depleted community of only thirty-six men, women and children begged the British Government to evacuate them to the mainland. Why did the islanders leave, and where did they go? What became of them? Told through the eyes of Norman John Gillies, one of the last children born on St Kilda, this is the remarkable story of a unique society and the harsh yet beautiful environment out of which it evolved.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 225 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$36.99
Diamonds and Toads

ISBN: 9780473480424

Author: Jo Paterson    Publisher: P J Paterson

From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re­envisioned collection of 18 of our f...


From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re­envisioned collection of 18 of our favourite fairy tales challenges outdated gender stereotypes and creates diverse new tales for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation. In Diamonds and Toads, a brave princess fights her way through a forest of thorns to place a kiss on the sleeping Briar Rose. The Frog Prince's curse is ultimately undone by another prince who learns not to judge by outward appearances. And a young woman proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her betrothed as the gender roles are reversed in Jorinda and Joringel. Richly illustrated by some of New Zealand's best loved illustrators and artists, this treasury is sure to become a favourite for a new generation of readers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2019


$39.99
Easy Peasy - Gardening With Kids

ISBN: 9783899558241

Author: Kirsten Bradley    Publisher: Gestalten

An introduction to easy gardening so you can grow everywhere and anywhere. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, there are plenty of places you can p...


An introduction to easy gardening so you can grow everywhere and anywhere. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, there are plenty of places you can plant and grow. For a new generation of green fingers there are different ways to bring nature into the home. Make your own pots, build balcony boxes, create your own bird feeders and even get friendly with worms! Each activity has been carefully chosen to create living, renewable and sustainable environments for kids and their families. Each activity has been carefully written by Kirsten Bradley, a leading practitioner in permaculture for kids and co-founder of Milkwood permaculture farm in Australia. The simple steps and beautiful spot illustrations make activities fun and easy to follow. The book will also feature non-activity spreads explaining the importance of why and how nature works. Illustrated by Aitch, a Romanian artist whose folkloric illustrations pay homage to vintage botanical books while giving each page a sense of modern magic.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 56


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 25-03-2019


$39.99
Edmonds Beginners Cookbook

ISBN: 9781869710750

Publisher: Hachette New Zealand

Cooking with the kids can be fun. This fully illustrated cookbook is packed with foolproof recipes that will impress all ages - from a basic PIZZA BASE, delicio...


Cooking with the kids can be fun. This fully illustrated cookbook is packed with foolproof recipes that will impress all ages - from a basic PIZZA BASE, delicious PANCAKES to the classic AFGHANS - you'll be able to show your children how much fun they can have while making their own food. With recipes and hints for all occasions, this is the cookbook every aspiring young chef needs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 165 x 235 mm


$24.99
Edmonds My First Cookbook

ISBN: 9781869714109

Publisher: Hachette New Zealand

With an illustrated, step-by-step layout, you'll find it super easy to learn to cook these classic New Zealand recipes. Become a champion-pikelet-maker, an expe...


With an illustrated, step-by-step layout, you'll find it super easy to learn to cook these classic New Zealand recipes. Become a champion-pikelet-maker, an expert-afghan-baker or an award-winning-pizza-creator. From breakfast through to dessert and all the meals and snacks in between, this collection of over 90 recipes will be the beginning of a life-long love of baking and cooking


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 145 x 214 mm


$24.99
The Faraway Tree Collection : 3 book collection

ISBN: 9781444961591

Author: Enid Blyton    Publisher: Hachette

The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree and The Folk of the Faraway Tree are the three magical stories in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved c...


The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree and The Folk of the Faraway Tree are the three magical stories in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure - there'll be adventures waiting whatever happens. The Faraway Tree stories have been delighting readers for over 75 years.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 142 x 202 mm


$34.99
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