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Books to inspire your imagination

Also an Octopus

These picture books are all about the power of imagination.

Be inspired to imagine new worlds and new words with your children!

  • Nightlights

    Author: Lorena Alvarez

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  • Nightlights

    Author: Lorena Alvarez

    A remarkable, haunting and beautiful graphic novel for younger readers, Nightlights is a magical fable about creativity and believ…

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  • Footpath Flowers

    Author: JonArno Lawson Illustrator: Sydney Smith

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  • Footpath Flowers

    Author: JonArno Lawson Illustrator: Sydney Smith

    A little girl spreads joy and colour through the grey townscape, when she picks and presents flowers from the pavements to the peo…

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  • Return

    Author: Aaron Becker

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  • Return

    Author: Aaron Becker

    A lonely little girl can't distract her hardworking dad, so she takes her amazing red pen and draws herself into an adventure. Thi…

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  • A Child of Books

    Author: Oliver Jeffers Illustrator: Sam Winston

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  • A Child of Books

    Author: Oliver Jeffers Illustrator: Sam Winston

    A little girl sails across the sea of her imagination to ask a little boy to come away with her to find stories again, worried tha…

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  • Also an Octopus

    Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Illustrator: Benji Davies

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  • Also an Octopus

    Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Illustrator: Benji Davies

    This is a lovely story about storytelling which extends the invitation to the reader to continue the tale after the last page has …

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  • Her Idea

    Author: Rilla Alexander

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  • Her Idea

    Author: Rilla Alexander

    Inspired by Rilla Alexander's own experiences of working with children who can get frustrated about finishing a story or a picture…

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  • Yokki and the Parno Gry

    Author: Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby Illustrator: Marieke Nelissen

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  • Yokki and the Parno Gry

    Author: Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby Illustrator: Marieke Nelissen

    Yokki and his family are travellers. After a particularly poor harvest, Yokki raises people's spirits with his uplifting stories o…

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  • The King and the Sea

    Author: Heinz Janisch and Wolf Erlbruch Translator: Sally-Ann Spencer

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  • The King and the Sea

    Author: Heinz Janisch and Wolf Erlbruch Translator: Sally-Ann Spencer

    The King and the Sea is a collection of 21 extremely short stories that each feature the same little king. Each story is presented…

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  • A River

    Author: Marc Martin

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  • A River

    Author: Marc Martin

    A lovely, poetic story following a girl's imaginary journey from the city to the sea, complete with immersive illustrations.

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