An award-winning collection of non-fiction Nature storybooks focusing on the spectacular, unique creatures of Australia. The perfect gift for children leaving kindergarten to begin their school years.
- 32 pages ea
- Age 5+
BIG RED KANGAROO
Far inland, the sun floats on the waves of a bake-earth day. Big Red and his mob of kangaroos wait for night-time when they can search for food. Young male kangaroos wait too – ready to challenge Red and take his place as leader.
In the hostile Australian desert, a mother bilby gives birth to a baby. Nestled in a burrow deep underground, she cares for her little one. Soon he must grow up and learn to survive in a harsh environment. Nature-loving readers can follow the story of this elusive marsupial, learning its secrets even as it burrows out of sight.
It's raining up north and soon everything will change for the desert lake. Desert Lake is now in paperback!
The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change. A wonderful new addition to the acclaimed and award-winning Nature Storybook series, which provides memorable reading experiences, combining narrative and factual forms.
The night is young and there is hunting to be done. An exciting new addition to the narrative nonfiction series Nature Storybooks, about dingoes.
Can you see her? There - deep in the stretching shadows - a dingo. Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting. This lyrical non-fiction picture book is written and illustrated by award-winning author Claire Saxby and stunningly illustrated by fine artist Tannya Harricks. Set amid the alpine forests of Victoria, Australia, the landscapes, mountains and forest in Dingo are just as real and vibrant as the dingo characters themselves.
THE EMPEROR'S EGG
An award-winning picture book about the Emperor penguin’s parenting.
The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet! This is his story.
In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family.
FLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEE
The cold is coming and Scout is on a daring flight in search of the last flowers of autumn. Scout’s mission is very dangerous, but it is also vital, because the flowers provide the precious nectar the hive needs to make honey. Can the hive make enough honey to survive the long winter months?
It is time for Little Koala to leave the protection of his mother. But many challenges and dangers lie ahead for him as he searches for his own home eucalypt and learns to be independent. During his search he encounters other territorial koalas, wanders through a bushfire-ravaged landscape and endures a night of storms. Koala is written by award-winning nonfiction picture book specialist Claire Saxby, and illustrated by the much-celebrated Julie Vivas, one of Australia’s premier illustrators.
This fantastic new addition to the Nature Storybooks series is about one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals – the platypus.
Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool green pool. It is dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.
It’s morning in the bush. Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter. She warms her head and smells the air with her forked tongue. Python is a beautiful snake, but also dangerous – and she is looking for a meal.
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