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Ladybird's Funny Stories for 5 Year Olds

Ten funny fables for kids created from crazy mashups of famous characters from Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Mother Goose! Featuring: Hansel and Gretel and the Big Bad Wolf, The Magical Elves Who Couldn't Spell, The Golden Duckling, The Little Red Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty and the Three Bears, Sleepwalking Beauty, The Gingerbread Man vs. the Turtle, Cinderella and Her Gruff Stepsisters, The Enormous Shoe and The Magic Soap Pot. Audio book read by Gemma Whelan and Rhashan Stone. (CD and download).

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The Dinos on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus transforms into the squeals on the bus as the little dinos travel up and down, round and round, all through the land. But they better make sure they're not being too noisy or else they might wake up the giant dinosaurs that are resting all around them! Packed full of actions to join in, with a calming ending to wind down after all the excitement, this is the perfect first picture book to enjoy together. Young readers will stomp their feet and clap their hands in delight as they sing-along with this fun-filled, dinosaur reinvention of this popular rhyme!

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Boy Zero Wannabe Hero - The Petrifying Plot of the Plummeting Pants

Charlie Applejack's career as a superhero might be over before it's even begun. His mother wants him to choose a safe job as a TV game show host and the Super School has rejected him because his super powers aren't super enough. However, when the evil villain and wannabe rock star General Pandemonium captures all of the world's superheroes, and threatens to vaporise every pair of pants on the planet, it's up to Charlie to save the day. Will he be a superhero - or will he be a superzero?

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Boy Zero Wannabe Hero - The Attack of the Braind-dead Breakdancing Zombies

General Pandemonium's back and he's badder than ever. Disguised as pop singer Andy Dandy he's out to brainwash the world with his hypnotic songs and turn everyone into a bunch of bamboozled break-dancing boneheads. Once again, it's Charlie Applejack to the rescue.
But before Charlie can defeat the general and save the world, he must face his greatest fear of all - spiders! Will he be a hip-hopping hero or will he be a brain-dead breakdancing zero?

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Boy Zero Wannabe Hero - The Curse of the Catastrophic Cupcakes

The villainous General Pandemonium enlists the services of evil guru to help him achieve world domination. Together, the dastardly duo hatch a plan to rid the earth of humans by getting everyone to eat genetically modified cupcakes, which cause them to become weightless and float away into space. Uncovering the sinister plot, Charlie Applejack rushes to the rescue.
But his world is unexpectedly turned upside down when he too falls victim to the cursed effects of the catastrophic cupcakes. With his powers in disarray, Charlie finds himself in a desperate race against time to take the General down, before everyone else on the planet gets taken up! The third title in the hilarious illustrated series, perfect for fans of Captain Underpants.

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Johnny Danger DIY Spy

A hilarious, action-packed tale featuring a pair of evil number twos, a madman, exploding bogey bombs, discount ninjas and a man-eating piranha called Bob. Johnny Danger has always dreamed of being a spy. He's even created a fake web page posing as secret agent Johnny Danger - complete with crazy gadgets and awesome assignments. M16 are on the lookout for a new recruit, and they think Johnny is the real deal. So begin the adventures of Johnny danger DIY Spy - and his hothead sidekick Penelope Pounds - as he finds himself on a mission to save the world, capture a villain, and stay one step ahead of everyone. Because if people find out Johnny danger is just a school boy pretending to be a spy, it could mean the end of his dreams. And the end of Johnny . . .

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Johnny Danger Lie Another Day

A riotously funny adventure featuring death-defying bungee bogeys, Big Andy the killer anaconda, despicable G.R.O.S.S. agents, and a gassy evil villain known as The Blank Space. Jonathan Dangerfield has pulled off the ultimate prank by fooling MI6 and the entire world into believing he's super spy Johnny Danger. It's just his awful older brother Ian who keeps trying to blow his cover. And now Johnny's friend Tim wants to join their spy team and his partner Penelope Pounds is furious – she's sure Tim will put their MI6 careers in peril. Armed with a new set of crazy gadgets, the trio head to a remote jungle village where they go head to head with an old foe . . . But will they make it out alive?

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Johnny Danger Spyborg

Jonathan Dangerfield – aka Johnny Danger super spy – is facing his most dangerous mission yet. Not only has Dr Disastrous escaped, but he has joined forces with the evil inventor Yuri Boom-Boom. Boom-Boom has created an army of Yuri-nators, cyborg clones that are so humanlike even MI6 is compromised. Their number one mission?
Exterminate Johnny Danger. Number two mission? Take over the world. Johnny doesn’t know who to trust. And with his partner Penelope badly injured, his father acting very weird, and a golden terminator hot on his heels, the teenage super spy is fast running out of time... Will Johnny save the day, or will Dr Disastrous flood the world with out of control Yuri-nators?

Summer Childcare Questions

Five Little Ducks Went Off to School

Five little ducks went off to school, over the splishy-splashy pool, and one little duck with a schoolbag on her back, she led the others with a QUACK, QUACK, QUACK! Its back to school with a QUACK, QUACK, QUACK! A fun-filled picture book and sing-along set for the back-to-school season. Five little ducks need to get to classbut oops, what have they each forgotten? Incudes music CD.

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The Anzac Biscuit Man

Rattle your dags as fast as you can. You can't dunk me, I'm the Anzac Biscuit Man. One day, an old couple who love baking fresh biscuits discover a recipe for an ANZAC Biscuit Man. Later that morning they hear a cry coming from the oven, `Let me out! Let me out! It's hotter than a barbecue in here...' They open their oven and out jumps the ANZAC Biscuit Man! Can anyone catch this cheeky, baked runaway?

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Pigs in Sheds

Pigs in Sheds is a cheeky down-under version of the much-loved fable The Three Little Pigs. This time the three perky porkers are being chased by a sneaky sheepdog who's out to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Which DIY shed will be the last one standing? The creators of The ANZAC Biscuit Man, Peter Millett and Shaun Yeo, once again team up to deliver a classic comedy tale that will have you huffing and puffing with laughter!

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The Kiwi Go Marching One by One

Join five happy-go-lucky kiwi having fun times travelling through New Zealand - camping, fishing, sliding in the snow ... and don't forget bungy jumping! With playful illustrations the book comes with a bonus CD of the song exuberantly sung in both English and te reo Maori by popular singer/actor Jay Laga'aia. * Everyone knows the tune and will be able to sing along immediately to this fun adaptation by Peter Millett.

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My Old Man He Played Rugby

My old man, he played one, he played front row in the scrum, with a heave ho, here we go, playing in the zone, my old man came charging home! You'll laugh out loud at the outrageous antics of dads of all shapes and sizes in this ball game to beat them all! GO DAD, GO! Suitable for sports fans of all codes and ages. The book contains a fantastic singalong song by the multi-talented Jay Laga'aia.

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Moa's Ark

"On board Noah's ark are two pesky moa. When will they be able to get off the boat? After the lions? Before the penguins? Follow Noah and the two pestering moa as they search the world for their ideal home to live in. It can't be too hot, and it can't be too cold. It has to be just right for the twin tall birds. A rhyming account of Noah's trip around the globe, and the moa who are constantly asking, "Are we there yet?"-

Summer Childcare Questions

Classic Rhymes For Kiwi Kids

Award winning author Peter Millett (The Anzac Puppy) and illustrator Scott Tulloch (I Am Not A Worm) add a classic Kiwi spin to some all-time favourite nursery rhymes. The Grand Old Duke of York becomes the The Grand Old Knight Sir Ed, Pop! Goes the Weasel becomes Pop! Goes the Cheezel, and Auckland Bridge, not London Bridge, is falling down. Join the cheeky fun as Mother Goose is given a fair dinkum rhyming makeover down under!

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More Classic Rhymes For Kiwi Kids

Roll up! Roll up! It's more fun as Mother Goose gets the classic Kiwi-ised treatment by Peter Millett and Scott Tulloch. Laugh yourself silly as Itsy Bitsy Spider climbs up the dunny spout; the eels in the tub go round and round; and Little Miss Moppet (as cute as a poppet) has her yummy kai nicked by cheeky seagulls. More Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids is more fun than a camper-van full of kea, or a hat full of huhu on Old MacDonald's farm!

Summer Childcare Questions

Alex the Super Soccer Striker

Alexandra is very nervous about starting at a new school. She misses all of her old friends She also wants to be chosen for the first eleven of the soccer team. But she is the only girl at the trials.
What will the other players think? What will the coach say? Will Alex find her confidence in time to become a super soccer striker?

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The Anzac Puppy

'In the middle of the night, in the middle of the winter, in the middle of a war, a puppy was born.' This fictional story was inspired by the story of Freda, a Harlequin Great Dane and mascot of the NZ Rifle Brigade during World War 1. The ANZAC Puppy is a simple story about the reality of war, hardship, friendship and love.

Summer Childcare Questions

The Invincibles - Power Up!

One day Tana, Scotty, Zinnia, Andrea and Muzza are zapped by lightning on a footy field and transformed into a team of POWERED-UP heroes known as The Invincibles. But the clock is ticking... they have 80 minutes before its game over and their powers vanish! So when Tricky Ricky hatches a sinister scheme to ruin the reputation of the mighty national team the All Greats, it's The Invincibles alone who can save them. Can the team work together to use their powers before disaster strikes? The Invincibles... a SUPER-POWERED action and sports comedy, featuring tackles, tries, titanium terrors and a ticking deadline that will make your hair stand on end.

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The Invincibles - Short Circuit!

Tana, Scotty, Zinnia, Andrea and Muzza have a giant problem on their handstheir superpowers have short-circuited and they've been transformed into itty-bitty-sized Invincibles! Can the fearless footy heroes survive the field of doom and outwit Tricky Ricky and his dastardly deeds before the All Greats golden history is destroyed in front of their eyes? Or will they be trapped forever in a wild world of man-eating monsters and maniacal mischief makers on the loose? The Invincibles... a super-power action and sports comedy, featuring tackles, tries, toilet terror, and a ticking deadline that will make your hair stand on end.

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Five Little Ducks Went Off to School

Five little ducks went off to school, over the splishy-splashy pool, and one little duck with a schoolbag on her back, she led the others with a QUACK, QUACK, QUACK! Its back to school with a QUACK, QUACK, QUACK! An fun-filled picture book and sing-along set for the back-to-school season. Five little ducks need to get to classbut oops, what have they each forgotten? (Includes CD.)

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The Anzac Biscuit Man

Rattle your dags as fast as you can. You can't dunk me, I'm the Anzac Biscuit Man. Award-winning author Peter Millett and acclaimed cartoonist Shaun Yeo reimagine this classic tale with a uniquely local flavour! One day, an old couple who love baking fresh biscuits discover a recipe for an ANZAC Biscuit Man. Later that morning they hear a cry coming from the oven, `Let me out! Let me out! It's hotter than a barbecue in here...' They open their oven and out jumps the ANZAC Biscuit Man! Can anyone catch this cheeky, baked runaway?