As the rest of the world sleeps, the Gritterman goes out to work. Through the wind and the snow. Through the blue-black hours when time slips away, he grits the paths and the pavements and the roads. For him, a life without gritting is no life at all…A song for the unsung hero, this is a story about stoicism, dignity and a man leaving behind the work that he loves.
Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator. Pure magic.
Christian Robinson, Caledecott Honor Winner of Last Stop on Market Street
Beautifully informative non-fiction book for young children introducing them to the migration stories of different creatures. Rhythmic repetition in the writing, and stylish full-colour page illustrations combine to create a really pleasing title. Just occasionally I felt the designers might have dealt with dark print on dark backgrounds a little better
A surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy’s pet dog, Toto.
Choosing Emma Chichester Clark to illustrate this was a touch of pure genius!
“Lucid and sharp as broken glass, it’s a book filled with raw, elemental emotion.” GUARDIAN
A companion piece to the successful Brock and Pike.
Feisty, feminist and downright different, Hole in the Middle is the story of what happens when a girl who is anything but ‘normal’ confronts a world obsessed with body image and celebrity.
“With this debut, Fortmeyer establishes herself as a writer to watch” IRISH TIMES
From the author of Dreaming the Bear.
This debut novel from US cartoonist Terri Libenson continues the launch of Puffin’s colour-illustrated fiction programme and follows two girls who could not seem more different: shy, observant, wallflower Emmie; and loud, popular, cheery Katie. What both girls do have in common are their strong feelings for the same boy, Tyler Ross. Then Emmie’s very private, very embarrassing scribbles fall into the wrong hands …
The second title in this dramatic adventure sequence. Sky’s life has changed dramatically since fleeing the underground compound where she grew up. She and her friends are now hunted by dinosaurs and pursued by deadly enemies. A map left by her missing father seems to be the best chance of survival.
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