WATER, RIVERS & COASTS

Learn about the journey of water with our River and Coast collection...

A River

by Marc Martin

There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest, each new landscape is explored through stunning illustrations and poetic text.

The Rhythm of the Rain

by Grahame Baker-Smith 

Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool. Where will the water go now? Issac wonders. This breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty.

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Once Upon a Raindrop

by James Carter 

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of water and discover the story of H20 from its very beginning. Engaging, informative poetry flows over the pages and stunning illustrations bring this story to rushing, gushing life.

Town is by the Sea

by Joanne Schwartz

A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea. 

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The River

by Patricia Hegarty 

Follow a little fish on her epic journey downriver as she travels out into the unknown. With stunning artwork from Hanako Clulow, a lyrical narrative and a magical 'swimming fish' on every page, this is a book to treasure and revisit time and again.

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World

by Christy Hale

This unique information book switches between bodies of water and corresponding land masses with the turn of a page. Children will see just how connected the earth and the water really are.

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Who's Hiding on the River

by Katharine McEwen

There are lots of animals in the river. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this lift-the-flap book, children can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks, logs and lily-pads to find out lots of interesting facts.

Rivers

by Ruth Thomson

Explore the physical features of a river, from rapids and waterfalls to meanders, estuaries and deltas. Learn about river wildlife, floods and flood protection and make a model raft to float on water.

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River Story

by Edith Hooper

All rivers have a beginning... A lyrical, beautifully illustrated account of a river's journey from its source to the sea. Beautifully illustrated by Bee Willey, with a detailed spread at the end charting the key geographical stages of a river's journey.

The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure by Kay Barnham

Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they float, splash and slide through the water cycle story. This beautifully illustrated book shows the incredible story of the water in all its forms, from grey storm clouds to rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and shining icy glaciers.

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The Little Raindrop

by Joanna Gray

From cloud to puddle, and puddle to stream, the Little Raindrop is making its way on the remarkable journey that is Earth's water cycle. Little Raindrop's big adventure will teach children all about the water cycle. 

Coastlines

by Susie Brooks

Book of Coastlines answers questions such as where does water destroy rocks? How can the ocean shape the land? And why do coastlines need forests? Along with many others. It looks at shores, gulfs, bays, banks, oceans, seas, erosion, biodiversity, and much, much more.