PICTURE BOOKS

 
 

ROADWORKS

Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Published by Walker Books

Tip the stones. Tip the stones.

Lift and slide and dump.

Lay the groundwork for the road.

CRASH! ROAR! THUMP!

Winner of the picture book category, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, 2009.

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2009

Available in hardback, paperback, board book and big book. Published in Maori as Mahiara (translated by Katerina Mataira).

"A truck-lover's dream come true." * - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

DEMOLITION

Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Published by Walker Books

Swing the ball. Swing the ball.

Thump and smash and whack.

Bring the top floors tumbling down.

BANG! CLANG! CRACK!

Wrecking balls, crushers, dust and noise galore as an old building is demolished to make way for a playground! A companion to Roadworks.

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2013

"Another visually and verbally emphatic delight for younger readers who are stuck on trucks" - John Peters, Booklist

CONSTRUCTION

Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Published by Walker Books

Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood.

Chain and hook and strap.

Swing it round, then lower it down.

THONK! CLONK! CLAP!

The third book in the Roadworks and Demolition series, Construction offers more noisy fun, this time at a busy building site. And what are the construction workers building? A library, of course!
 

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2015

Finalist, New Zealand Children's Book Awards (picture book category), 2015

DIG, DUMP, ROLL

Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Published by Walker Books

Squash-a-creaka

Splosh-a-squeaka

What's at work? Here's a clue:

It will roll the ground for you.

Roller! Roller! Coming through!

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2019

 
 

Ambulance! ambulance!

Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Published by Walker Books

Squash-a-creaka

Splosh-a-squeaka

What's at work? Here's a clue:

It will roll the ground for you.

Roller! Roller! Coming through!

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2019

The Cat From Muzzle

Illustrated by Scott Tulloch

Published by Penguin Random House

Dwayne is a rumble-tumble tabby cat who knows where he belongs - up on the farm at Muzzle Station. So, when he's taken to live far away in the town of Kaikoura, what's a cat to do? Shake the dust off his paws and start walking, of course! The trouble is, home is a VERY long way away...

The true story of a high-country cat's incredible walk home!

When We Go Camping

Illustrated by Cat Chapman

Published by Walker Books

When we go camping, we bang in the pegs,

Bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs.

Guy ropes are tricky; they trip up our legs!

Smacketty tappetty bopp-io.

Zoo TRain

Illustrated by Daron Parton

Published by Walker Books

All aboard the zoo train. Better keep your eyes open - this is a crazy zoo!

Catch That Plane

Illustrated by Sylvie Currin Korankova

Published by Walker Books

Rushing to the airport, what do I see?

Plane at the gate, a-ready and a-steady.

I hope it's going to wait. We're late as late can be!

Ben And The Icky-Ooky-Sticky-Smick

Illustrated by Gary Venn

Published by Walker Books

Ben's lost his pet icky-ooky-sticky-smick. And he is determined to find him. No other bug will do. No cribble-crabble-scuttle-snucks! Or lurky-murky-dottle-spots! Only his purple and velvety icky-ooky-sticky-smick...

Farmer John's Tractor

Illustrated by Robyn Belton

Published by Walker Books

Farmer John's tractor lies locked in the shed,

Rusty yet trusty and orangey-red...

A family is trapped in their car during a flood. But can Farmer John's tractor save the day?

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2013

Crazy Kiwi Tops
and Tails

Illustrated by Dave Gunson

Published by Puffin

My beak has nostrils at the end -

It's useful, I suppose.

But don't you think it's kind of weird

To suck food up your nose?

Mix and match nearly 200 crazy creatures with this hilarious split-page book... and learn some fascinating facts about New Zealand animals along the way.

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