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The gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson

A quick-witted mouse, alone and defenseless against a forest full of predators, invents a beast named the "gruffalo" with terrible claws, tusks, and jaws to ward off his determined foes.

The very hungry caterpillar
by Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
by Lynley Dodd

A small black dog and his canine friends are terrorized by the local tomcat

The wonky donkey
by Craig Smith

While walking down the road, the narrator sees a donkey that he shares more about as the story progresses

Where the wild things are
by Maurice Sendak

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr

The enchanting story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published 40 years ago. Now a new generation can enjoy this classic picture book with beautiful flocked soft-to-touch tiger illustrations throughout.

Baa Baa smart sheep
by Mark Sommerset

Bored Little Baa Baa plays a mischievous trick on Quirky Turkey, telling him that small objects on the ground are actually "smarty tablets," with riotous and groan-inducing results.

The three little pigs
by Gavin Bishop

The adventures of three little pigs who leave home to seek their fortunes and how they deal with the big bad wolf.

We're going on a bear hunt
by Michael Rosen

Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat

Oh, the places you'll go!
by Dr. Seuss

Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions

Green eggs and ham
by Dr Seuss

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic.

Harry the dirty dog
by Gene Zion

When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots.

Cinderella : a Grimm's fairy tale
by Jacob Grimm

When her widowed father remarries, beautiful Cinderella is left to cook and clean for her cruel stepmother and jealous stepsisters. On the day of the King's ball, Cinderella weeps when she is left behind. Hearing her sobs, her friends the birds bring her a glittering gown and silk slippers so she too can go to the ball. Will Cinderella be recognised? And will the Prince find his true bride?

Winnie the Witch
by Valérie Thomas

Because Winnie the Witch lives in a house where everything is black, she cannot see her black cat--until she comes up with a brilliant, and colorful, idea.

The very cranky bear
by Nick Bland

Taking shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy night, Moose, Lion, Zebra and Sheep unintentionally disturb a sleeping bear and think of zany ways to cheer him up.

I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed : featuring Charlie and Lola
by Lauren Child

Charlie helps Lola get ready for bed, despite the tigers, whales, and other animals that serve as obstacles.

The paper bag princess
by Robert N. Munsch

After her castle and clothes are destroyed by the dragon, Princess Elizabeth, dressed only in a paper bag, sets out to rescue Prince Ronald, who was taken captive. On board pages

The magic hat
by Mem Fox

When a magic hat drops into their quiet town, excitement takes over as townsfolk, one by one, are transformed into giant animals, but when a wizard arrives, the good times may take an unexpected turn for the worse. Children's BOMC Main. Reprint.

The Gruffalo's Child
by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo's Child goes out to find the Big Bad Mouse she has heard so much about

The Giant Jam Sandwich
by John Vernon Lord

When four million wasps descend on the town of Itching Down, the residents make a giant jam sandwich to trap them.

One fish two fish red fish blue fish
by Dr. Seuss

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. In this hilarious exploration of simple concepts such as colours, numbers and opposites, Dr. Seuss presents a crazy world of boxing Goxes and winking Yinks that drink pink ink.

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
by Kyle Mewburn

Unable to escape his effusive Auntie Elsie each time she visits, little Andy is subjected to yucky, lipsticky kisses until a broken leg keeps his aunt away for several weeks, a time during which Andy realizes that he misses both his aunt and her sloppy kisses.

Harold and the purple crayon
by Crockett Johnson

Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.

The little yellow digger
by Betty Gilderdale

When little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud, a range of bigger diggers are sent to finish the job.

Guess how much I love you
by Sam McBratney

During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.

My Daddy ate an apple
by Craig Smith

A zebra eats an apple with a fuzzy worm inside, and it makes him sick - he has to go to hospital and eventually poops the worm out and feels much better.

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