Best of 2017 - Top 10 Picture Books

2017 has given us so many weird and wonderful children’s books filled with cheeky triangles, friend-eating monsters and adorable sloths that are veeeeeeeeeery sloooooooooow…

It’s no secret that here at Angus & Robertson Bookworld, we love a great picture book as much as our little readers do!

So much so, that we put all our favourites into this list - these are picture books that will be beloved by both little ones and parents alike!

Duck Gets a Job

Duck wants a job.

All his friends work in big city banks, and they never stop going on about how much they love it. Duck doesn't think a job in a big city bank sounds very exciting, but he picks one out of the paper, gets an interview, and gets the job.

It's not long before he realises that the job is NOT for him. He needs to follow his heart and his dream of being an artist. He quits his job at the bank and makes a decision.

He is going to be an artist! He puts all the pictures he has drawn into a portfolio and goes off for another interview. He gets the job! He loves the job!

Duck is a semi-autobiographical book about being honest with yourself, with what you want to do long term, and about taking pride in what you love. And above all else, that easy work will never satisfy you. 

Ages: 4+

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/02/2017
  $19.99

The Very Sleepy Bear

On a Jingle Jangle Mountain, as the snow fell on the rocks. A sleepy bear was being followed by a very sneaky fox.

But Bear was in a hurry, he was running very late. Winter had arrived and it was time to hibernate!
The Very Cranky Bear is back and he has a mischievous fox to contend with...
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/07/2017
13%
OFF
RRP  $17.99 $15.75

The Bum Book

The CHEEKIEST book of the year!

This is a book for anyone who has a bum or knows someone with a bum. It's a celebration of my bum and your bum and the whole world's bum.

From bestselling author Kate Mayes and award-winning illustrator Andrew Joyner comes The Bum Book, the only book about bums you'll ever need.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23/10/2017
14%
OFF
RRP  $19.99 $17.25

Do Not Open This Book Again

Do Not Open This Book Again!

He's back! And, once again, this cheeky blue character does not want you to open this book or turn its pages.

What reason does he have this time?

This fun story will delight children and adults alike.

Keep turning the pages and find out what happens when you reach the end all over again, if you dare!

Brilliant and hilarious illustrations by Heath McKenzie bring children's new favourite character to life once more.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27/10/2017
14%
OFF
RRP  $19.99 $17.25

What's Up Top?

A new picture about imagination and creativity from the award-winning author of Lots and A River.

What's at the top of the ladder? Is it a hat? Is it a cat? Is it a snail on a whale?

Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity.

Reminiscent of Press Here by Herve Tullet, Dr Seuss and I Want my Hat Back by Jon Glasson.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28/08/2017
15%
OFF
RRP  $24.99 $21.25

I'm Australian Too

I’m Australian! How about you? Many people from many places have come across the seas, to make Australia their home. How Australian is that?

From countries near and far, many have made their home in Australia, sharing it with the original inhabitants, and living in peace beneath the Southern Star.

Mem Fox celebrates Australia's incredible multicultural heritage in this beautiful book illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/03/2017
  $19.99

Triangle

Triangle

 
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Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.

Meet Triangle.

He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . .

With this first tale in a new trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes.

Visually stunning and full of wry humor, here is a perfectly paced treat that could come only from the minds of two of today’s most irreverent and talented picture book creators.

Ages: 3+

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
14/03/2017
29%
OFF
RRP  $24.99 $17.75

Pig the Star

Pig just LOVES attention.

In fact, he's a great, big SHOW-OFF. But when ANOTHER star appears at the photo shoot,

Pig doesn't like it. No, Pig doesn't like it at ALL...

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/09/2017
13%
OFF
RRP  $17.99 $15.75

I Just Ate My Friend

This beautiful, innovate picture book from an enormously talented new creator will make you laugh out loud. The search for a true friend is something everyone can relate to from the very young to the very old.

I just ate my friend. He was a good friend. But now he is gone. Would you be my friend?

A hilarious story about the search for friendship and belonging... and maybe a little bit about the importance of impulse control... from an amazing new creator.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26/07/2017
15%
OFF
RRP  $24.99 $21.25

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

A wryly amusing story about a fast family who are taught to slow down when an adorable sloth comes to stay by the award-winning author of Fox and Ruby Roars.

Amy's family is speedy! They are always in such a rush that there is no time to talk or play until the afternoon Amy brings home a sloth. Then things start changing very, very slowly...

A timely tale about enjoying the little things in life from award-winning author Margaret Wild.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28/06/2017
15%
OFF
RRP  $24.99 $21.25

 

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