Books

Little Bear's Visit

Else Holmelund Minarik (and others)

Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes Grandfather's hat and Grandmother's cooking. But most of all, he loves to listen to their stories!

A Kiss for Little Bear

Else Holmelund Minarik (and others)

Too much kissing?
Little Bear sends Grandmother a picture, and she likes it so much she asks Hen to take him a thank-you kiss. But Hen passes the kiss to Frog, who passes it to Cat, and on and on—will Little Bear ever get his kiss?

Little Bear’s Friend

Else Holmelund Minarik (and others)

One summer Little Bear makes friends with a girl named Emily. But when summer ends, Emily must leave. Little Bear is very sad—until he finds a way to stay close to his new friend even when she is far away!

Hector Protector

Maurice Sendak

Join Maurice Sendak in his mischievous retellings of Hector Protector and As I Went Over The Water.

This hilarious little book is packed with the charm and humour of the great Maurice Sendak, creator of Where The Wild Things Are.

The perfect bedtime story for little ones.

Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Maurice Sendak

A daring imagination has woven a simple rhyme into a brilliantly original tale about Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who seeks Experience and becomes the star of the World Mother Goose Theatre.

Where The Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak (and others)

Read-along with the story in this book and CD edition!

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.

Little Bear

Else Holmelund Minarik (and others)

From the illustrator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.
Little Bear loves to go on adventures and Mother Bear is always there when he needs her. In this book he goes to the moon, plays in the snow and there's even a surprise birthday party. Just what will he get up to next?
Full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences on their own.

Father Bear Comes Home

Else Holmelund Minarik (and others)

Little Bear’s father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him — even if he doesn’t bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for!

Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

Maurice Sendak

For the first time in paperback comes this unique tale about children learning patience and care through looking after their new puppy.

Mr Rabbit And The Lovely Present

Charlotte Zolotow (and others)

Little Girl really needs to find a birthday present for her mother in her favourite colour. But with so many things to choose from, she's going to need some help from Rabbit . . .

And so they search, learning about colours as they go.

A beautifully endearing tale from author Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE creator Maurice Sendak.

Outside Over There

Maurice Sendak

While Ida is busy playing her wonder horn, goblins come in through the window and kidnap her baby sister. If Ida is to save her, she must follow the goblins into the outside over there and use her wonder music to defeat them . . .

The Sign On Rosie's Door

Maurice Sendak

"If you want to know a secret, knock three times"

Join the imaginative Rosie and her friends in this humourous and insightful celebration of the power of the imagination by the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.

The Moon Jumpers

Janice May Udry (and others)

A lyrical story of night-time, in which four small children and a black cat find themselves enchanted with the loveliness of the hot summer night and the magic of the moon. Illustrated by the author of the acclaimed picture book classic, Where the Wild Things Are.

In The Night Kitchen

Maurice Sendak

Sendak's hero Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake. So begins an intoxicating dream fantasy, described by the artist himself as 'a fantasy ten feet deep in reality'.

Biography

Janice May Udry (Author)
Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. Since then he has illustrated over 80 books, and has won many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. In 1978 the University of Boston made him Doctor of Humane Letters and in 1983 he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a 'substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children over a period of years'.

Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.