Featured picture book

The King & the Sea
Author: Heinz Janisch
Illustrator: Wolf Erlbruch


'This gem's childlike warmth, whimsy, and wisdom bring to mind The Little Prince.'
Starred review, Kirkus (US)


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Illustration by Sarah Wilkins, from A Book is a Book

Featured picture book

When Findus
Was Little & Disappeared

Author/illustrator: Sven Nordqvist

'A heart-warming story about friendship. The remarkable colour pictures add whole layers of fun to
the events.'
The Source (NZ)


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Blog update

6 Aug 2015
Last month, Mrs Mo's Monster author/illustrator Paul Beavis visited libraries throughout Wellington and met up with lots of little monster-fans. The Citylife Independent Herald wrote about his visit to Johnsonville. Read more >>>