Plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.
“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
For centuries, mankind has gazed up at the Moon in awe and wonder. It has been a source of both aspiration and inspiration to astronomers, poets, mathematicians and artists alike. But how much do we know about our closest neighbour? In this book, you’ll discover the history of man’s relationship with the Moon – the science, the myths, the facts and the fiction – and how it affects our everyday lives and the world around us.
Why do octopuses have eight arms?
Why do crabs run sideways?
Are jellyfish made of jelly?
Yuval Zommer’s beautiful new book provides the answers to these and many more fishy questions. His wonderfully quirky illustrations show off all kinds of slippery, shimmery and surprising sea creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, rays and seahorses. Chatty, funny and full of amazing facts, it will be devoured by children eager to find out about the most exciting creatures from the deep blue.
From award-winning Richard Byrne, author and illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog, (shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award) comes another brilliantly inventive book starring Ben and Bella. When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can’t help . . . When Ben also vanishes, there’s only one person left to help. You, the reader! Can you rescue Ben and Bella from the naughty book? It’s a ticklish problem. Original, simple, and witty, this high-concept picture book plays with the physical attributes of a book to create a real page-turner.
This never-before published tale is an imaginative romp through the world of Limboland. Two great friends – a friendship largely inspired by Maurice Sendak’s and Arthur Yorkink’s own – must brave a monster, a singing cow, and several berserk goats, to complete their quest. And the quest they’re undertaking? To find a present in time for the wedding of the sugar beets!
“In a story propelled by surprise after surprise in deliberate defiance of the expectations of ordinary reality, where logical discontinuity is a vehicle of joy, these leaps furnish rather than obstruct the whimsical world-building.” Maria Popova, New York Times
How to describe this book? It’s longer in length but also smaller in size compared with a picture book. But it’s illustrated and designed as if it were a picture book. The format the publisher Otter-Barry Books has chosen for it, suits the title perfectly.
Ten-year-old Isla has moved from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands with her parents, to start a new life after the death of Isla’s beloved young brother. Isla’s mother’s family is from Orkney and her father’s is from Africa, and she finds island life is very different to her former city home. Her discovery of the old Orcadian legend about the selkies, half human, half seal people, becomes the key to adjustment and acceptance.
Many strands are woven into this deceptively simple story – loss and discovery, legend and reality, the pleasures and problems of settling into a new place, the need to make new friends, the coming to terms with sadness. Jane Ray’s illustrations capture the beauty of the island landscape and integrate it perfectly with the atmosphere and rich texture of the storytelling.
Booksellers Association Book of the Seas Autumn 2018
Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you’ve never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!
A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover. Chris Riddell’s first new picture book for a while.
A first picture book from novelist Gourlay.
When Benjie and Bel find a strange creature on a tropical beach they know it’s a dugong. But the dugong insists she is a beautiful mermaid and to prove it, she shows them her mermaid’s tail and sings them a mermaid song.
The children aren’t convinced but they play with their new friend all the same. When it’s time for her to go back to sea, there is one surprise left – could she be a mermaid after all?
The series that goes on and on. Since 1987, when it began, the series has sold over 7 million books world-wide.
When Winnie and Wilbur see some unexplained footprints going right across the grass, they want to know who had made them. They think they might find the answer in the deep, dark forest that surrounds their home. But exploring the forest isn’t easy, especially when Winnie and Wilbur get separated….