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Saturday, 18 September 2021

walker_books_collageCut to the chase with these 'Out and About' Top Picks in Books by Walker Books Australia.

Here's a line-up of books that will turn your little listeners into page turners.

Out and About With Maisy, by Lucy Cousins

What are you doing today, Maisy? Working on the farm, driving a bus, shopping and having fun at the fair. Join Maisy and her friends in this delightful four-book treasury. It's four times more fun than one Maisy story book! Titles include: "Good Morning, Maisy", "Maisy's Bus", "Maisy Goes Shopping" and "Maisy Goes to the Fair".

The Truth About Penguins, by Meg McKinlay

The penguins are coming and there is great excitement at the zoo. But what's a penguin? The animals don't quite know what to expect - but they all have an opinion, each more outlandish than the last. When the truth about penguins is finally revealed, everyone is in for a surprise!

A hilarious, laugh-out-loud tale of exaggeration and hyperbole that kids will really love. Australian and New Zealand animals included in the story. The debut picture book from Meg McKinlay with detailed illustrations by Mark Jackson will have children searching each page for added fun.

Baby's Book Tower, by Leslie Patricelli

Read them like books! Stack them like blocks! Little ones will reach out for these tiny board books starring Leslie Patricelli's beloved baby character.

Included in this set is a sampling of Leslie Patricelli's must-have toddler titles, perfectly sized for little hands. Featured are four fun, chunky books: Baby HAPPY Baby SAD No NO Yes YES Quiet LOUD Yummy YUCKY.

The Princess Creativity Book, by Andrea Pinnington

Snip! Stick! Colour! Create! The ultimate activity book for little princesses. Packed with stickers, stencils, princess model pieces, pull-out decorated paper, clever colouring tricks, puzzles ... and much, much more.

This activity book has the lot: pictures to colour in, stickers to stick, games to play, ideas for things to make and do. A rich and colourful illustration style also sets it apart as a truly magical book that will delight. The Princess Creativity Book includes two sticker sheets plus a large gatefold sticker scene, stencils for drawing, a press-out model and beautiful decorated craft paper.

The Dragon Creativity Book, by Andrea Pinnington

Watch out! Dragons are everywhere!

This activity book has the lot: pictures to colour in, stickers to stick, games to play, ideas for things to make and do. A rich and colourful illustration style also sets it apart as a truly magical book that will delight. The Dragon Creativity Book includes two sticker sheets plus a large gatefold sticker scene, stencils for drawing, a press-out model and beautiful decorated craft paper.

Violet Mackerel Series, by Anna Branford

A fun series for young girls written by a Melbourne author.

The first Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, is about a girl with lots of theories, ideas and interests and a longing for a blue china bird she saw at the market, small enough to fit in the palm of her hand. It has been shortlisted for a Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book of the Year.

Pop Up: A Paper Engineering Masterclass, by Ruth Wickings

Create your own pop-up book with this lavish, practical guide to paper engineering featuring four spectacular pop-ups to assemble with pre-prepared and pre-engineered parts.

Pop-Up is a unique introduction to paper engineering that works on two, cleverly integrated levels. It not only provides the beginner with a mini masterclass in paper engineering skills, but also enables you to create four incredible pop-ups made from press-out, pre-scored, tabbed pieces and sticky back plastic. Each of these pop-ups is designed to show off all the classic pop-up techniques to perfection. They increase in complexity from the simplest angle and parallel folds, to the spectacular effects of spirals, wheels, noise-makers and tabs. As the instruction material is contained on tear-off concertina gatefolds, once you have mastered each technique, you can remove the gatefolds, complete your four pop-ups, and rejoice in your own handmade book of ingenious paper engineering creations.

Nothing Like A Puffin, by Sue Soltis

There's nothing like this book! Bold, charming artwork enlivens a hugely enjoyable game of compare-and-contrast for curious kids and puffin-lovers alike.

A puffin is an amazing creature. It's completely unique and one of a kind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin. A house is nothing like a puffin. A newspaper is nothing like a puffin... But wait! Who would have guessed? Could these things be more alike than you think? Young children will love following this mischievous puffin in an entertaining exercise in creative classification – and are guaranteed to start looking at everyday things in a whole new way.

creativity_book_collageMovie Maker, by Tim Grabham

Movie Maker is the exciting kit for every aspiring young movie director, containing ideas and practical information about how to make great movies. The director's handbook contains all the techniques needed to shoot drama. documentary and animation. Learn how to make movies like a professional and create a masterpiece with your friends and family. Lights, camera, action.

Where's Wally?, by Martin Handford

The first title in the amazing Wally phenomenon. Join Wally on his worldwide hike! He's hidden in every scene - along with lots of friends! Perfect entertainment for rainy days and school holidays.

The eye-boggling Where's Wally? series has been published in over 30 languages, selling over 50 million copies worldwide - have you found Wally yet? "Just the thing to keep kids enthralled for hours. But Beware! Grown-ups might find they get just as hooked." Wheels.

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