Art lovers book pack


We are offering lists of key tried-and-true books we are sure children love, to start off your library book collection. These books provide immediate core to your school library and are available on our website and through selected bookstores. These books are grouped by theme to help teachers extend their students.

This book list is for art lovers: beautiful books for all ages. 

The King and the Sea

“Buzz off,” said the king, shooing the bee from his flower.
“Don’t you know I’m the king?”
“And I’m the queen,” said the bee, stinging the king’s nose.

Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer



A fisherman and a fishmonger, a slave and a goddess, a princess and a werewolf...

Real, mythical and imaginary people come together in this stunning picture book for all ages



D.E.S.I.G.N. is a fascinating review of 69 of the most innovative household items from the past 150 years—from the classic to the most crazy.

Translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese


Duck, Death and the Tulip

In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Simple, unusual, witty — a picture book version of The Book Thief.



From the Big Bang to the present day, illustrated scenes tell the history of our planet in one continuous story.

Translated by Bill Nagelkerke


Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

An excellent combination of mythology, science and history in a book the whole family will enjoy digging into and learning from.
The School Library (NZ Book Council), June 2012

Translated by Jen Craddock


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