Grandma’s Shoes

The child does not want to share her room with her little sister when Grandma dies. Finding some left-behind shoes of grandma’s she takes thrilling journeys. Finally she comes face to face with her grandmother, only to be told she must go back. Her grandma also tells her lovingly that she must wait until her ...

Way Home

It’s night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the ‘Spitfire, Kitten Number One,’ home with him. No gang ...

The Wonder Thing

What is the wonder thing? If you explore every page of Peter Gouldthorpe’s miraculous lino cuts, you might guess what it is. It resides in Nature, it is vital to life and it’s ‘lovely as life is, for the life it will bring, splendid as rainbows, a miracle thing.’ If you haven’t guessed it already ...

Sky Sash So Blue

Blue sash, oh blue sash, My sky blue, my true sash…Susannah’s sash is hers to wear at her sister Sissy’s wedding. It’s a little piece of hope as the family stitch together the rags they find to make Sissy’s dress. But the Missus remembers the scraps and wants them back. Nothing can stop Susannah’s enjoyment ...

Magical Ride

When Jess refuses go home to dinner after a friend’s birthday party, big brother Luke tries to encourage him with several fun ideas for ‘riding’ home. From a giraffe ride to a panther race, from a flying cup to a sliding banana skin,no promises of fun make Jess actually budge. Then Luke takes matters into ...

The Gift

This picture storybook is based on the famous narrative poem, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning. When all the children are piped away, one little boy is left behind. This is his story. The gift of a flute opens the magical world to him where he can choose to save all the children of ...

The River

In contemporary Shanghai, Hong reads the story of a young girl Xian’s journey along the great Yangtse River in the 1950s. A gift, a treasure and an adventure await both Hong and Xian, as Hong follows the story set by the river. While Xian reaches the home of her beloved grandparents, Hong learns the importance ...

The Wishing Cupboard

Tan is waiting impatiently for his Mum to come home from Vietnam bringing his cousin Lan. His grandma decides to show him the wonders of the wishing cupboard. In every drawer there is an object which has its own story. Attached to the object is a wish. Tan finds the last space is empty and ...

Over the Moon

When Cow disappears over the moon, Jess and the gang of Cat, Dish and Spoon, Little Dog and Fiddle decide to jump to the other side of the world in pursuit. They have adventures but when they find cow and see the red devil dingo they soon decide to jump right back home again. The ...

The Great Big Animal Ask

Some hippos ask ‘Are we too big?’ whilst butterflies and worms wonder are they too small? Who will answer the questions of all the animals of the world in a satisfying way? It ends up the animals are asking if they are fit to come on board Noah’s Ark. The gorgeous water colours of Anna ...