A really beautiful, airy and minimalist soft-palette picture story from a talented Korean artist.
Inspired by the Kennington loop on London Undergorund’s Northern Line:
On her twelfth birthday Cecilia goes out with her parents and sister to celebrate with a visit to a museum. On their way Cecilia drops the marble that her sister gave her as a present, and running to pick it up she is taken away on an empty underground train into a dark and deep tunnel. The fun family outing becomes a much more serious mission when Cecilia finds that she and her marble have a very important role to play in freeing the inhabitants of the tunnels from the tyrannical rule of the Corvus. A truly inventive, clever and magical story about the power of friendship and the importance of self-belief by debut novelist Nadine Wild-Palmer.
A beautiful picture book about hope, change and the passing of time. Winner of the Caldecott Medal 2019.
On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams, sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. As the seasons pass and the waves rise and fall, outside, the wind blows; inside, the lighthouse keeper writes, and the rhythms of his life unfold. But change is on the horizon…
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 9 Feb 2019
When Semira discovers a diary written by Hen, a girl living over one hundred years ago, she finds the friend she has been desperately seeking. An unforgettable tale of friendship, hope, and finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.
Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels including Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and A Story Like the Wind.
“This is an absolute stunner. Intensely likeable, sweetly sassy protagonist, a choir of corn, a redneck superhero, a hobgoblin hermit and a journey through grief to bittersweet acceptance.
Totally gorgeous tearjerker.”
Imogen Russell Williams, Twitter
A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy.
Before she disappeared, Riley’s mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes.
Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . .
A beautifully illustrated book, based on the world’s best-loved carol.
‘A standout among books to share on Christmas Eve.’ – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
‘The Christmas Choir series launches with this reverent and accessible adaptation of a favorite carol.’ – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Award-winning writer Reynolds (Long Way Down, 2017, etc.) offers a letter in the form of a long poem that acknowledges and encourages young people’s dreams and aspirations… Inspirational reading for any occasion.” KIRKUS
” A powerful and affirming book-length poem for teens.” School Library Journal
“This stylistic masterpiece speaks to the dreamer in us all, regardless of where we are on the path to success.” TeenReads
The journey of a pig with big dreams, and the perseverance to make them come true
“Out of Il Sung Na’s brush flow the most wonderful shapes and colors; his designs land on the page as elegant abstractions (beautifully using the white of the page as shape and color), yet what registers most are vivid, personable characters.” New York Times
“Juicy, clever and beguiling. An exceptional debut novel, deftly crafted and written with style. It is the perfect book to read at the beach. But be warned: you will get a sunburn, because you won’t want to put it down.”
— Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl novels
Highly Recommended – see our 5 to of 5 ACHUKAchicks review
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 03.06.2018
“This is a witty, sophisticated, revisionist picture book for clever, fearless children.” Nicolette Jones