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Picture books for all ages 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 picture book lovers of all ages.


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

Translated by Bill Nagelkerke


Reflections of a Solitary Hamster

Philosophical, ironic and terribly funny, The Reflections of a Solitary Hamster will appeal to thoughtful readers—young and old.

Translated by Linda Burgess



In this warm and simple tale, two donkeys who have loved each other for years have a silly argument. They each storm off to find someone smarter and better. A children's book for all ages.

Translated by Catherine Chidgey



A funky and fascinating book about contemporary architecture for children.

Translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese



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



Selma is asked: What is happiness? She says: Happiness is eating a little grass at sunrise, playing with the children until lunchtime, a little exercise after lunch, a little more grass...

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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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