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About Mem Fox
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.
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In this touching and timeless story, a star falls to earth where it becomes a baby and is embraced and cared for by the community. Renowned author Mem Fox's tender text about the journey of life is beautifully rendered by Freya Blackwood whose luminous illustrations capture the warmth and complexity of growing up. This a unique and moving story to be cherished by all ages and shared for generations to come.
"Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier." --Sunday Age (Australia)
There was once a boy who loved bedtime.
What could be more wonderful than sharing bedtime with beloved friends? The little boy in this gentle and fun story loves to talk to his stuffed animals each evening and share with them all the things that happened to him that day—and to hear about their days, too.
From bestselling author Mem Fox and award-winning illustrator Lauren Stinger, here is a celebration of imagination, play, friendship, and coziness certain to touch a chord with young children everywhere. Includes audio!
Where are you?
There you are…
afloat in the bath,
with Duck and Giraffe!
Ladybug loves to hide. Come along on a treasure hunt to find this sneaky little bug, wherever she may be! Children will delight in this picture book game of hide-and-seek and will eagerly read along, pointing out Ladybug’s newest and cleverest hiding spot time and again. This ebook edition includes audio.
As she paces and frantically quacks, the remaining ducklings playfully plop one by one into the river until all of the siblings are happily floating along. Now that all five ducklings are safely in the water, Mother Duck flies down to join in the fun, relieved to have all her ducklings together again.
Mem introduces young readers to the basic math principles of addition and subtraction.
Two little monkeys playing near a tree,
One named Cheeky, and one named Chee.
Look out, Cheeky! Look out, Chee!
Someone’s prowling—who could it be?
Can two clever monkeys outwit a hungry creature who’s on the prowl for a tasty lunch? And just who is this hungry prowler? From bestselling picture book giants Mem Fox and Jill Barton, here is a sweet, surprise-filled story that’s sure to have little ones everywhere leaping with delight!
But can you count the pilot goats with goggles on their faces?
This hilarious count-to-ten book features goats of all shapes, sizes, hobbies, and professions—and each spread gives readers a delightful opportunity to count the funny four-legged creatures. Acclaimed author Mem Fox’s renowned humor and infectious rhyme merge with celebrated illustrator Jan Thomas’s bold and brilliant illustrations to make this an instant goat-by-numbers classic.
Once there was a huge, scary dog. Right?
Wrong! But there was a cat.
In this zippy, call-and-response-style adventure, a cat and dog are astonished to find a mouse in their house! The three circle each other while the story sometimes correctly describes their antics—and sometimes doesn’t. Young readers will love participating by pointing out which parts are right and wrong.
“I can see a nose and two eyes in the bushes!” cries Hattie.
But nobody is listening.
Not goose. Not pig. Not horse. Not cow.
She tries again and again to warn her friends, but nobody seems to care!
Little ones will enjoy happy shivers of anticipation as Hattie spots a fox in the bushes and the tale builds. Hattie’s friends are in for a big surprise when they realize that what she’s been saying is true!
But a lonely goblin has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal.
From internationally acclaimed picture book masters Mem Fox and Leo and Diane Dillon, here is a rich and moving original fairy tale about family, friendship, and the power compassion has to unite us all.
On the beach, in the yard, even in the park in the dark—Nellie Belle always has fun. But what’s the most fun of all? Why snuggling in bed with her best friend Ted, of course!
With terrific rhyme, sweet characters, and a cozy ending, this picture book from Mem Fox is just right for reading aloud to little ones. And illustrator Mike Austin’s darling dog makes it especially irresistible!