A mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a frost-bound Victorian country mansion. When orphaned Seren Rees is given a mysterious package by a strange and frightened man on her way to her new home, she reluctantly takes it with her. But what is in the parcel? Who are the Family who must not be spoken of, and can the Crow help Seren find Tom, before the owner of the parcel finds her?
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 16 Sep 2018
Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin stories for all Kipling’s best-known characters, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale, which weaves each short story together into a wider whole, will make readers both laugh and cry.
A gorgeously produced gift hardback with foiled cover, a ribbon marker and colour illustrations throughout by creative genius Kristjana S Williams, this is truly a book for all the family to treasure and share.
A full-colour gift book of ten darkly-comic and hilarious cautionary tales by Astrosaurs author Steve Cole, illustrated by Tim Archbold.
In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them ‘It’s never too late to change.’
This entrancing contemporary fairy tale is brought gloriously to life by Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee Jane Ray.
“Jane Ray’s jewel-bright illustrations shine like the flourishes of an illuminated manuscript in Saviour Pirotta’s The Unicorn Prince, featuring a crumbling castle, a dauntless heroine, industrious fairies and an enchanted prince. Gorgeous gowns, wild dreams, transformations and galloping moonlit freedom are also thrown into the mix.” Guardian
The fifth title in this best-selling non-fiction series, with thirty destinations from around the world to visit.
Take a tour of the United Kingdom as you’ve never seen it before in this fully illustrated set of county maps.
The contemporary and the historical, the significant and the insignificant rub shoulders with one another in such a way that trivia-minded children (and adults) will find addictively fascinating.
A book that aims to develop talents by drawing inspiration from twenty-six of the world’s greatest geniuses. It’s filled with ideas for boosting creative, inventive and critical thinking skills.
Recommended for school libraries and as a choice for a quirky book gift.
A deluxe new collector’s edition, from Bodleian Library Publishing, of this title, first printed in 1914, with a new introduction by Marina Warner, in which she writes, “These are not fairy stories with happy endings, but wisdom tales of marvellous surprising twists and turns, which wonder at the inequities of existence and pose open questions.”
A sumptuous gift for both young and older adults.
“Ever wondered what makes a mandarin different from a clementine? A nectarine from a peach? A tornado from a cyclone? Then this is the book for you! It’s a simple but glorious concept that is a lot of fun for both parents and children. ” BookTrust
Illustrator website: Guillaume Plantevin
In Janik Coat’s much-anticipated follow-up to Hippoposites and Rhymoceros, Llamaphones will feature witty words that may sound the same but are spelled differently–and have different meanings. Like the other books in the series, this one will feature surprising novelty features, including a touch-and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn.
French writer and illustrator Coat adds another winner to her series of clever concept books for toddlers . . . Tactile elements are added to many pages, ramping up sensory engagement for little ones. Sturdily constructed and brilliantly simple, tots won’t be bored with this board book.”–Booklist