Print page

Stories from around the world

My First Atlas

Does your child enjoy adventorous tales from far away? These books are packed full of wonderful stories set around the world.

  • Handa's Surprise

    Author: Eileen Browne

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • 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 …

    ; Flip
  • The Giant Turnip

    Author: Henriette Barkow Illustrator: Richard Johnson

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    Flip
  • The Giant Turnip

    Author: Henriette Barkow Illustrator: Richard Johnson

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    The children in Miss Honeywood's class decide to grow vegetables in their school garden. What a shock they get when they discover …

    ; Flip
  • The Animal Boogie

    Author: Stella Blackstone Illustrator: Debbie Harter

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    Flip
  • The Animal Boogie

    Author: Stella Blackstone Illustrator: Debbie Harter

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    Boogie along with the jungle inhabitants who flap, shake, flap and slide their way through this colourful book

    ; Flip
  • The Rainbow Chameleon

    Author: Yusuke Yonezu

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 2+

    Flip
  • The Rainbow Chameleon

    Author: Yusuke Yonezu

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 2+

    This sturdy board book about Leon Chameleon is an absolute delight from start to finish. Both covers contain a wheel that allows l…

    ; Flip
  • Baby Goes to Market

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank

    Interest level: 2-5

    Flip
  • Baby Goes to Market

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank

    Interest level: 2-5

    Reading age:

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

    ; Flip
  • Sleep Well Siba & Saba

    Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Illustrator: Sandra Van Doorn

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • Sleep Well Siba & Saba

    Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Illustrator: Sandra Van Doorn

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 5+

    Sisters Siba and Saba are always forgetting where they have left things. They leave sweaters on buses and sandals at the beach. At…

    ; Flip
  • The Shape of My Heart

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Alys Patterson

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • The Shape of My Heart

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Alys Patterson

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    The world is filled with shapes to explore in this distinctive and stylish picture book

    ; Flip
  • Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Lauren Tobia

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Flip
  • Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Lauren Tobia

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Anna Hibiscus is at the beach with her family. She wants someone to go in the sea and splash in the waves with her but they are al…

    ; Flip
  • J is for Jamaica

    Author: Benjamin Zephaniah & Prodeepta Das

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • J is for Jamaica

    Author: Benjamin Zephaniah & Prodeepta Das

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Welcome to this whistle-stop tour of Jamaica - from A for Ackee to Z for Zinc.

    ; Flip
  • You're Safe With Me

    Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Poonam Mistry

    Interest level: 2-4

    Flip
  • You're Safe With Me

    Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Poonam Mistry

    Interest level: 2-4

    Reading age:

    This simple story will comfort little ones and its soothing text will lull them to sleep. Accompanied with incredibly stunning and…

    ; Flip
  • Cat is Sleepy

    Author: Satoshi Kitamura Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

    Flip
  • Cat is Sleepy

    Author: Satoshi Kitamura Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

    Cat is determined to find somewhere comfortable and quiet to sleep... this is an ideal first board book for the under-fives with a…

    ; Flip
  • Hats of Faith

    Author: Medeia Cohan Illustrator: Sarah Walsh

    Interest level: 2-5

    Flip
  • Hats of Faith

    Author: Medeia Cohan Illustrator: Sarah Walsh

    Interest level: 2-5

    Reading age:

    This instructive board book opens with the simple statement that many religious people wear head coverings to show their love of G…

    ; Flip
  • Counting Chickens

    Author: Polly Alakija

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • Counting Chickens

    Author: Polly Alakija

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Tobi's colourful village life is captured in vivid detail in this charming counting story, perfect for sharing.

    ; Flip
  • Fruits of India

    Author: Jill Hartley

    Interest level: 6 months - 4 years

    Reading age: 1+

    Flip
  • Fruits of India

    Author: Jill Hartley

    Interest level: 6 months - 4 years

    Reading age: 1+

    This sturdy, small format board book presents over twenty different fruits commonly eaten in India.

    ; Flip
  • One, Two, Tree!

    Author: Anushka Ravishankar and Sirish Rao Illustrator: Durga Bai

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    Flip
  • One, Two, Tree!

    Author: Anushka Ravishankar and Sirish Rao Illustrator: Durga Bai

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    This is an unusual and creative counting book. The pictures reflect the tribal traditions of central India, and the tree fills up …

    ; Flip
  • My First Atlas

    Author: Philip Dauncey Illustrator: Stephen Barker

    Interest level: 1-3

    Flip
  • My First Atlas

    Author: Philip Dauncey Illustrator: Stephen Barker

    Interest level: 1-3

    Reading age:

    A bright and simple vision of the world shown in seven continents. Each spread shows a map outline in bright colours with a few an…

    ; Flip
  • The Drum

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca

    Interest level: 0-3

    Flip
  • The Drum

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age:

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

    ; Flip