Picture Books Garcia and Colette Go Exploring Hannah Barnaby, illustrated by Andrew Joyner HB $24.99 Garcia and Colette are eager to go exploring—only they can't agree on where to go. Garcia loves everything about space and Colette is obsessed with the sea. So Garcia builds a rocket ship that's snazzy and silver, Colette constructs a submarine that's perfect for deep-sea dives, and they wish each other well. But even though they find amazing things on their journeys, the friends quickly realise they each left something very important back home. Under the Same Sky Britta Teckentrup HB $24.99 We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze... We sing the same songs, across the same seas. Written and illustrated by the award- winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful and heart-warming peek- through picture book celebrates the closeness of the world's communities through their shared hopes and dreams. The Secret of Black Rock Joe Todd Stanton I Just Ate My Friend Heidi McKinnon HB $24.99 Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea—the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won't let her go... Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend? HB $24.99 August 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. This beautiful, innovative picture book from an enormously talented new creator will make you laugh out loud. Do Not Lick This Book Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost Places to Be Mac Barnett, illustrated by Renata Liwska HB $19.99 An interactive picture book that introduces children to the unseen world of microbes all around them, illustrated by the animator of the successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die'. Min is a microbe. She is so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places—like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. HB $29.99 We have so many places to be! Places to be loud and lovely and scared and jubilant. With an elegant simplicity reminiscent of the classics, this picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions.