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Journeys to Other Lands

Little Jungle Explorers

Travel from the desert to the jungle, the beach to the snowy mountains with our list of books that will take you on journeys to many different lands.

  • Handa's Surprise

    Author: Eileen Browne

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Handa's Surprise

    Author: Eileen Browne

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Glorious images of an African village convey the sights, smells and colours of the landscape, its animals and its food in a story …

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  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers

    Interest level: 3-5

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    Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to fi…

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  • Meerkat Mail

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Meerkat Mail

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Sunny lives on an arid plain with his extensive and loving meerkat family; they work together, play together and together do their…

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  • Anna Hibiscus' Song

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Lauren Tobia

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Anna Hibiscus' Song

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Lauren Tobia

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    This delightful story about a happy girl learning to express her feelings is a wonderful celebration of the joy of life

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  • Miki

    Author: Stephen Mackey

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Miki

    Author: Stephen Mackey

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Shimmering like the northern lights, the illustrations' luminous blues and greens glow out of the darkness in this chilly yet eleg…

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  • Rumble in the Jungle

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: David Wojtowycz

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  • Rumble in the Jungle

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: David Wojtowycz

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    • You'll enjoy this chunky board book edition of a popular book.
    • The story is packed with rhymes, animals and humour.
    • This is a…
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  • The Drum

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 3+

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  • The Drum

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 3+

    This little but lively book is part of Tiny Owl’s "Children. Music. Life" series, which focuses on musical instruments from around…

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  • Baby Goes to Market

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 3-6

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  • Baby Goes to Market

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 3-6

    With a basket balanced on her head and Baby strapped to her back, Mama embarks on an eventful trip to a West African market. …

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  • Penguin and Pinecone

    Author: Salina Yoon

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Penguin and Pinecone

    Author: Salina Yoon

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Penguin would like to keep the pinecone he finds, but soon realises that it was lost and isn’t happy in the snowy land in wh…

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  • My Sister is an Alien

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • My Sister is an Alien

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    Alfie's new baby sister, Ruby, looks, sounds and smells like an alien. Alfie is convinced she often cries for home. He decides to …

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  • The Magic Paintbrush

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Joel Stewart

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Magic Paintbrush

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Joel Stewart

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    When Shen is given a magic paintbrush, she promises only to use it for the good of the poor. But how will she avoid painting for t…

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  • To the Beach

    Author: Thomas Docherty

    Interest level: 4months+

    Reading age: 2+

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  • To the Beach

    Author: Thomas Docherty

    Interest level: 4months+

    Reading age: 2+

    Lovely story of a boy using his imagination to go on a trip to the seaside

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  • Choo Choo

    Author: Petr Horacek Illustrator: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 6 months+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Choo Choo

    Author: Petr Horacek Illustrator: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 6 months+

    Reading age: 5+

    Enjoyment is enhanced for all youngsters as they are given the option of 'feeling' the train's journey as well as watching and hea…

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  • Drummer Boy of John John

    Author: Mark Greenwood Illustrator: Frané Lessac

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Drummer Boy of John John

    Author: Mark Greenwood Illustrator: Frané Lessac

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    The vibrant colours and swinging sounds of Trinidad resound through this story of musical invention and enjoyment

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  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Alison Jay

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: n/a

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  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Alison Jay

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: n/a

    • A wordless book with unique, crackly illustrations about the mysteries of the sea.
    • Tell a new story, in your own words, every t…
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  • Birdy & Bou

    Author: David Bedford Illustrator: Mandy Stanley

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Birdy & Bou

    Author: David Bedford Illustrator: Mandy Stanley

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    The bright colours, bold style and short text make this a lovely picture book for young readers moving up from board books. I…

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