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Early Childhood

Books in this category are suitable for pre-schoolers through to Year 2, although can be enjoyed by parents and older children.

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Heads and Tails: Insects by John Canty.

Heads and Tails Insects by John Canty.

You can only see my tail, what insect am I? Heads and Tails: Insects is a playful book where at first we can only see their tails. Some clear, simple clues add detail as we learn more about each one. Now, can you guess the insect that each tail belongs to?


Heads and Tails: Insects Jigsaw




The Dress-Up Box by Patrick Guest and Nathaniel Eckstrom

The Dress-Up Box by Patrick Guest and Nathaniel Eckstrom


The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants. But they have brought something with them that can turn any house into a home. The Dress-Up Box is a story about childhood, belonging and the power of imagination. 


The Dress-up Box Jigsaw


Rainbow Bear by Stephen Michael King

Rainbow Bear by Stephen Michael King


Bear likes to dive into the deep blue ocean, blowing bubbles and turning somersaults. He wakes with the sun and sleeps with the moon. One morning, Bear is shocked to discover that his coat has changed. Is Bear dreaming? Or are two cheeky polar bear cubs responsible?


Rainbow Bear Jigsaw


Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey by Alison Lester

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey by Alison Lester

You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony and Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach. Noni the Pony heads out for the day, to roam the green hills behind Waratah Bay. As she and her friends wander down a green trail, they meet someone small with a very long tail. Can they help the lost baby wallaby find the way home?


Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey Jigsaw




Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester

Trickys Bad Day by Alison Lester


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..


Tricky's Bad Day Jigsaw

Here Comes Stinkbug! by Tohby Riddle

 Here Comes Stinkbug by Tohby Riddle


Stinkbug can really stink. But when it starts bugging his friends, Stinkbug wonders if it’s time to stop doing what stink bugs do best... A funny bug story, from the much loved, multi-award-winning Tohby Riddle


Here Comes Stinkbug! Jigsaw