Book List in Order: 54 titles


  • Three new Mouse and Mole stories by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by James Mayhew, highlighting the joys of everyday life. Clink, Clank, Clunk Mouse hears a lot of noise coming from outside the shed. It is Mole, tinkering with the motorbike, but Mole ...



  • Celebrate this festive season with three brand new Mouse and Mole short stories by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew. Snowmole Mole wakes one morning to find the ground is covered in snow! Mouse and Mole decide to build their very own snowy friend ̵...



  • Mole often stumbles into precarious situations, from delicately handling the first daffodil of spring to trimming his uneven whisker lengths. Luckily, he has his best friend Mouse to guide him through each scenario—even when he least expects it!...





  • Mouse and Mole’s charming, gentle and humourous adventures continue in this new addition to the much-loved series. Contains three stories: 1. The Secret of Happiness Mole dreams that he finds the secret of happiness and wakes a grumpy Mouse to tell...





  • Join the two friends in three brand new adventures by author illustrator team Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew. A Fresh Start: Mouse and Mole try to give their friendship a fresh start but realise they can’t go without seeing each other, even for a da...



  • An enchanting Christmas picture book about the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve. There''s only one more sleep till Christmas, and Lucas and Willow, the moon and the stars are all waiting... Waiting for Christmas morning, and presents, and minc...









  • When Duck’s grumpiness becomes contagious, what can possibly turn it around? Duck is in a very grumpy mood. The pond is dry, and she doesn’t want to roll in the mud with Pig, sing with Rooster, doze with Tortoise, eat laundry with Goat, or joi...



  • When Plunkett the pig gets an invitation from Priscilla Pig he is excited, until he sees the dress code: WEAR PINK. Plunkett sets out for the party adorned in the pink outfit Priscilla has sent him, but very soon flings away the prescribed party gear...



  • Mother-daughter team Joyce and Polly Dunbar offer a sweet and whimsical confection for babies, inspired by a nursery rhyme. It’s late at night, and everyone is sleeping -- except for pat-a-cake baby! All dressed up in his chef’s coat and hat, ...



  • The tender story of Smudge and his dream to have a brother or sister will appeal to any child awaiting the birth of a new siblingSmudge is the only rabbit in the woods without a brother or sister. His mother tells him to wait for spring, but that is...



  • Once, in a place at the bottom of the ocean that is deeper, darker, further, wetter, colder and lonelier than anything you can imagine, lived a piglet squid. Piglet Squid spends all day smiling his big, dreamy, happy smile, but his friends are always...



  • Good puss or bad cat?Jekyll or Hyde?One and the same?Who decides?Puss Jekyll is the soft cuddly cat of the house grooming her fur, but at night she becomes Cat Hyde, hunting mice, all fang and claw. Page by page this delightful book explores the two ...



  • Bedtime isn't so scary when you have such a nice morning to look forward to. When little bunny Willa can't sleep, big brother Willoughby helps her think of all the happy things that await her when the sun comes up -- cozy slippers, a yummy breakfast,...



  • When a little boy bursts into their world, three unusual creatures find answers to their questions in this whimsical story from a stellar pair.The Lostlet twirls a golden leaf and asks, Where am I? What do I hope for? The Strangelet holds a smooth wh...



  • Best-selling Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao teams up with renowned British author Joyce Dunbar to present a fantastical, heartwarming tale.Why can’t Jo-Jo go to sleep? He doesn''t like the darkness under the bed — a monster might be hiding ther...



  • Orla is a boy in a bubble. He can't hear the sounds of the earth. He doesn't answer when his mother and father call his name. The magical Moonbird teaches Orla how to speak with his hands and listen with his eyes—but will his parents understand hi...







  • A big adventure about one of life's small mysteries: Where in the world is that missing sock?! Tongue-twisting text by best-selling author Dunbar and vivid pictures by award-winning artist Rescek.Pippin is as mad as can be. "I can't find my other soc...



  • Acclaimed author Joyce Dunbar teams up with an exciting new talent — her illustrator daughter, Polly — for this singsong tale of a baby who takes to the sea, the air, and the shops — in a shoe!There once was a babyWho lived in a shoeAnd had lea...



  • Early one morning, Willa gets up and tries to make her own breakfast. But she's too small to reach anything. Luckily, her older brother, Willoughby, is there to help--and to tell her about the many things she'll be able to do all by herself once she'...



  • Singing, Love me! Love me!, the Love-Me Bird searches high and low for a true love. This sweet narrative by Joyce Dunbar is perfectly complemented by Sophie Fatus' elegant yet gentle illustrations.THE LOVE-ME BIRD is the sweet story of a small bird w...



  • Joyce Dunbar and Debi Gliori's bestselling classic has become a favorite for grown-ups and little ones to share at bedtime. Now in a small hardcover paired with a cozy night-light, it is available for the first time in a charming gift set that's perf...




  • An unusual and deeply touching story by an acclaimed author.Joelly loves to dress up as a fairy and wave at the trains as they speed by. But it’s too scary to cross over the railway line, even though it is the quickest way to Gran’s house...






  • When Giant Baby Bear finds a very small . . . something . . . lost in the woods, he wants to comfort his tiny new friend. So he brings the Very Small home to share his very large mommy and daddy, his favorite oversize toys, and all of his other speci...







  • Lorenzo, a Venetian glassmaker, lives with his wife and daughter in a palace with beautiful gardens. When his wife gets stung by a bee, he takes his daughter away to live on a rocky island where there are no bees to sting, but no birds or flowers. Th...




  • Story time won't be boring with this delightful collection of traditional and contemporary tales. Featuring full color illustrations on every page, this entertaining book is perfect for adults and children to enjoy together....





















  • In a cheerful, cumulative tale, Baby Bird, determined to fly, refuses to let anything, including the bee, frog, cat, and dog, stand in his way, and he painstakingly works to reach his goal despite a menagerie of distractions....





  • Indigo returns home from a fishing trip and plays the beautiful song of the whale on his reed pipe to the whole village and, in doing so, convinces his father that his son's destiny is not with the family tradition of fishing but with music....



  • Four tales of childhood playtime and imagination include "What If?," "Nicky Comes to Play," and "The Best-Dressed Teddy," and the title story, which follows two best friends who accidentally bump heads....





  • Lollopy is Sophie's toy rabbit. He has long, lollopy ears, arms and legs. One day, Sophie goes to the wood and, by mistake, leaves Lollopy behind. An exciting night is in store for Lollopy when he is found by three rabbits who try to make Lollopy joi...



  • PreS-Gr 2-- An odd and seemingly unrelated anthology of folk and contemporary tales. The traditional tales are adapted well, but no sources are cited. The contemporary stories lack significance or depth. Dunbar's own ``The Bric-A-Brack'' ends without...



  • Four frisky kittens set out to scare the other animals in the farmyard, but their efforts bring only clucks from hens, oinks from pigs, and baas from sheep, and only with the arrival of a puppy do they find a victim....















  • Joyce Dunbar's text captures one small girl's spirited objection to the things she doesn't like, and her relish in the things she does - things which we can all identify with and remember from our own childhood. Bright watercolours depict both the ha...



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Award-Winning Books by Joyce Dunbar

A Chick Called Saturday
2004 Independent Publisher Book Award -- Children's Pict/6&under