New Storytime - 22 April 2022!
Join Laura and Caitlin as we explore Australia via the alphabet with 'Dreaming of Australia A to Z' by Jess Racklyeft. This book has some gorgeous illustrations and we follow it up with a great lamington craft that can be found on our Crafts page.
by Jess Racklyeft
A delightful Australian alphabet that travels the country highlighting the expected and unexpected.
Request a print copy via our catalogue
Join Laura and Karyn as they read 'Esmeralda's nest' by Robert Moore and Mandy Foot and talk about little pigs and other farm animals. We have a craft to go with this story online on our Crafts page.
by Robert Moore and Mandy Foot
Each day Esmeralda collects a variety of objects and waddles down the hill. Everyone wonders why the Saddleback sow is carrying a bottle, fencing wire and a pair of trousers in her mouth. Only Esmeralda knows. Nothing will stop her.
Join Laura and Karyn as they read 'Hello Baby' by Shelly Unwin and Jedda Robaard and talk about the arrival of new babies. We have craft packs available in the libraries to take home (until stocks last).
by Shelly Unwin and Jedda Robaard
An adorable picture book that celebrates the arrival of a new baby, with gorgeous illustrations by the bestselling illustrator of It's Not Scribble to Me. Here you are. Look at you! Tiny, precious, all brand-new. At first you were a beating heart, Now your life's about to start...Hello, Baby! A sweet story that perfectly captures the special feelings that arrive with a new baby, and which will welcome that bundle of joy into hearts and homes.
Request a digital copy via Overdrive in our eLibrary
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Karyn and Caitlin talk about different kinds of shoes, sing songs and read the story 'Wonderful shoes' by Emma Bowd and Tania McCartney.
by Emma Bowd and Tania McCartney
A timeless tale of tip-tapping click-clacking delight. 'Wonderful shoes' is a joyful celebration of everyday play, through the eyes of our tiniest humans, who know exactly where to find the best toys in the world! Delightful verse and vibrant illustrations shine a light on the timeless tip-tapping click-clacking fun to be had, when little feet find big shoes.
You can find our Shoes craft on our crafts page.
Karyn and Caitlin read Who fed Zed by Amelia McInerney and Adam Nickel, sing some songs and share a craft.
by Amelia McInerney and Adam Nickel
Zed the fish is white and red. His poo hangs down in one long thread. The main thing, though, is what Fred said, 'Never, ever feed Zed bread'.
We have a goldfish craft on our Underwater crafts page plus other fun and fishy crafts.
Amelia and Caitlin experiment with colour mixing and read 'Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes' by James Dean and Eric Litwin, with permission from Harper Collins Children's Books.
by James Dean and Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat is off for a walk in his brand new white shoes, and he feels like singing. 'I love my white shoes...' But can he keep the music flowing if his shoes aren't so white any more?
Pete the Cat is feeling good in his brand new white shoes, just walking along, singing his song. 'I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes...' Groovy! But when Pete steps in some strawberries, some blueberries, and some mud, his shoes aren't so white any more!
But even without his white shoes, Pete the Cat is all good...Pete the Cat is a NYT bestselling character guaranteed to keep you feeling good, and with a free song, you can sing along too!
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