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10 Beautiful New Picture Books for Toddlers

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There are so many amazing picture books available for our children, it can make choosing just one, quite a difficult decision.

I have narrowed down my top ten newly released books, based on stunning imagery. The illustrations in these books are so beautiful that it is like looking at pieces of art.

1: Goodnight World- By Debi Gliori
RRP $22.99



Told in rhyming verse, and gorgeously illustrated; this is the perfect bedtime book. Join in the list of things to say goodnight to.
Goodnight ice and goodnight snow. Goodnight lights above, aglow

Say goodnight to ships, animals, plants, toys and, of course, the sun. Sure to be a favourite.
Available here.

2: By the Light of the Moon - By Tom Percival
RRP $22.99



Ivan has just moved house. He is finding the house scary and not at all as comforting as his old house.
As he lies awake, a shimmering light crashes down and turns into a magical creature called Movi.

Join in as Ivan and Movi, fly high above the starlit forests and down deep into the ocean.

This is a beautiful book that gently reassures Ivan's fears about moving house. By the Light of the Moon includes stunning imagery and a magical element that kids will adore.

Available here.

3: A Child of Books
RRP $27.99



This beautiful book celebrates the wonderful world of reading and engaging in stories.

This inspiring and lyrical picture book is about a little girl who sails her raft 'across a sea of words' to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure where they can journey through 'forests of fairy tales', 'across mountains of make-believe' and 'sleep in clouds of song'.

Guided by his new friend, the boy unlocks his imagination and a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him... But who will be next?

Illustrator, Sam Winston, has created a masterpiece using words from classic children's stories to form illustrations.

This is the perfect gift for book lovers of any age.

Available here.

4: Little Owl's Egg. By Debi Gliori
RRP $22.99



A beautiful story that reassures older siblings that a mother's love for them wont fade when a new sibling is born.

'I am your baby Owl', Little Owl tells his mummy. You don't need another one. Little Owl is upset when he learns that their is a baby in Mummy's eggs.

Mummy pretends that the baby in the egg could be a baby crocodile...or penguin, or even an elephant!
In all the fun of imagining what baby animal it could be, he decides that a baby owl could be the best thing yet.

A beautiful, gentle book that kids will love.

Available here.

5: Robin's Winter Song By Suzanne Barton
RRP $22.99



As the forest was buzzing with activity, red and orange leaves fell from trees and swirled through the wind.

Robin started to worry. Finch was flying South because Winter was coming. Owl was making his nest warm.

Robin decided he didn't like Winter. But that was before the snow came...

This a beautiful, tenderly told story about experiencing change for the first time. The illustrations are terrific.

Available here.

6: When I grow up By Andrew Daddo
RRP $24.99



The newest book from the multi-talented Andrew Daddo, asks what do you want to be when you grow up? An Astronaut? A performer? A secret agent? This gorgeously illustrated, highly imaginative book is full of big dreams and bigger imagination.

Available here.

7: Sisters Saint Claire By Carlie Gibson
RRP $19.99



This is the stunningly beautiful, rhyming verse story about the Sisters Saint-Claire; five French mice who love food, fashion and family.

They sell their pies at the market and this time around, it is the youngest's turn to make her very own pie. This story shows that greatness can come in any size. A truly beautiful book.

Available here.

8: Snow Bear By Tony Mitton
RRP $14.99



This is the heartwarming story of a little lost snow bear, who wanders through the snow.

As the freezing weather surrounds him, he searches for a home.

But everywhere is taken. Then he sees a house with a light on.

As Snow Bear pushes open the creaking door, he feels warmth spread over him. There's a girl by the window, and, somehow, deep down, Snow Bear knows that he is home.

An adorable book that kids will cherish.

Available here.


9: Captain Sneer The Buccaneer By Penny Morrison
RRP $24.99



Meet Captain Sneer - a most boastful buccaneer! 'He's Rough and Tough. He's Brave and Bold. He Sails the Seas in Search of Gold!'

Captain Sneer and his hardy crew of buccaneers are in for adventure - and a big surprise - in this rhyming-verse treasure hunt.

The full page illustrations in this one are phenomenal!

Available here.

10: Foxy and Egg By Alex. T Smith
RRP $15.99



This delightfully cheeky book tells the story of Foxy DuBois, a stylish egg-loving fox; and Egg, a small nondescript innocent egg, who shows up at Foxy's doorstep.

Whilst Foxy busily prepares a feast for dinner, Egg rolls around the house remarking on Foxy's interesting paintings. The walls are full of chicken and eggs in various poses.

After a night of playing games, Foxy insisted that Egg sleep over; she spent the night dreaming of what a delicious eggy breakfast she would have.

When they wake, Foxy is in for a BIG surprise.

A very humorously written story, but the masterpiece of this book is the amazing artwork.
Every page is filled with detailed pictures that jump off the pages.

The effort put into minor details, such as the extravagant artwork on the walls, and the characters facial expressions, makes this book so special; it is easy to see why author/illustrator Alex T. Smith won the World Book Day illustrator for 2014

Available here.


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