Times Children’s Book of the Week, 3 Aug 2019 Come and be schooled in magic and wonder by the award-winning Rob Biddulph, in this brand-new story about how biggest isn’t always best! Packed to the brim with his trademark warm humour, life lessons and pitch-perfect rhyme, this is a story to read together, laugh out […]
“A charming look at playground dynamics that evokes pre-schooler feelings of being excited and overwhelmed.” Imogen Russell Williams, GUARDIAN REVIEW Hello Friend! tells the story of one big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on making friends with a certain little boy. And why wouldn’t he want to be friends with her? She’s very […]
Clara has gone to the park, but there’s nobody to play with. She finds an umbrella on the ground and does a good deed by putting it on a bench. The umbrella says `thank you’ and invites Clara to make a wish. So unfolds a magical chain of events where kindness and forgiveness go hand-in-hand. […]
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 13 July 2019 A nail-biting adventure with a strong message about endangered animals and human intervention, and a wonderful partner to Ariki and the Giant Shark. Waterstones No related posts.
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week The final work from the irreplaceable Judith Kerr, The Curse of the School Rabbit is suffused with her distinctive good nature and sly mischief. The tale of a naughty bunny and their exasperated young handler pops with Kerr’s singular artwork and stands as a shining testament to her […]
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Wee, 21 July 2019 Bear and Hamster are perfectly content… until gadget-mad salesman, Sneaky Beak, arrives. But when they finally have it all, will Bear and Hamster really be happier? A hilarious story with an important message about the pitfalls of materialism. Waterstones No related posts.
All Of Us – A Young People’s History Of The World by Yvan Pommaux & Christophe Ylla-Somers ill. Yvan Pommaux tr. Anna Lehmann
Translated from the French (Nous, notre Histoire 2014) and now presented in The New York Review Children’s Collection, this history book is notable for taking a consciously inclusive approach, adopting a first person plural point of view, and assuming the voices of Romans, Sumerians and ancient prophets, underscoring the fact that every human being has […]
Hello and welcome to Ella May, the girl who likes to do things her way. In the first of this brilliant new series all about an imaginative, strong-willed girl character with her own ideas, Ella May tries walking backwards, just to see how it feels. In her bedroom she tries reading her books backwards, and […]
A charming story for 5-7 translated from Norwegian. The author works in Norway as a journalist, TV scriptwriter, photographer and blogger. This was her debut children’s book. Alfred is scared of red lights, thick duvets and fireworks. And of jumpers with tight necks. Preparing a class talk on the Blue Whale gives him courage and […]
A book about a group of tiny people who live in trees seems set, it seems, to be the start of a picture book series. At the edge of the woods, there is a great tree. Peep through the branches and you might just see some little people who stand as tall as your thumb […]
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 30 June 2019 Harry in a Hurry is Timothy Knapman and Gemma Merino’s unique twist on the well-loved Aseop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Harry the Hare is always in a hurry – he’s not even sure why! He eats fast and talks fast – and if […]
Not yet published in the UK, but available online from Owlkids… This book first came to my attention via the Oharasisiters Instagram. Gilmore is an illustrator currently based in Italy. She works in watercolour and this looks to be an exquisite title. “Gilmore’s breezy tone keeps scariness at bay… and her illustrations are at once […]
When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing! But when the animals break into the suitcase and discover a very special […]
Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Welcome to the story of our Moon – a story of Moon dust and Moon rabbits, cheese and astronauts, deep thoughts and bold plans. Read, dream and wonder as you discover ancient legends about the Moon’s creation, meet the very first astronomers and […]
“Energetic and with a wry, sweet take on family dynamics, it will alert readers to the mysteries of the night skies.” Imogen Russell Williams, GUARDIAN REVIEW Waterstones No related posts.
Grandad doesn’t remember things like he used to. But I love him as much as I always have. And I know that he loves me. A story about families, laughter, and how we can help a loved one with dementia live well. Illustrator website: https://www.ashlinglindsay.co.uk Waterstones No related posts.
Serving as key indicators of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, butterflies face threats of extinction due to climate change and habitat destruction – all vital subjects for children today. With stunning illustrations displaying a colourful array of different butterfly species, each labeled with its scientific name, and fascinating details about their anatomy and life cycle, there […]
Travel through 25 scenes in fashion history, circling the globe with your two young stylish travel companions – one boy and one girl, dressed the part in every picture. Each lavishly illustrated scene captures the mood and style of a unique time and place, accompanied by a trove of fashion history facts. Illustrator website: https://www.cynthiakittler.com […]
A child’s grandfather (‘Umpa’) teaches them to read and to follow the words, out the garden gate and all the way to the sea. Every day is a new adventure. They visit castles in the air, feast with friends and sail away on the rains. But then one day, Umpa isn’t there… A moving tale […]
A delightful picture book with endearing artwork and a humorous story to engage young readers and help them gain an understanding about those different from themselves. This title helps children learn the key skill of playing with and accepting new friends, whatever their size, shape… or species! Exploring themes of empathy and imaginative play, this […]
Lula lives in a house next to the beach with her family. When they must leave their home to make way for a highway, Lula is desperate to protect the beach and its wildlife, but how will a small girl like her be able to do it? A chance encounter with a magical creature changes […]
Little Spider loves swinging from her web, in spite of the fact that Mum and Dad Spider warn her against it. But when swinging lands her in the soup, it’s an opportunity to make new friends and do something adventurous that the whole family can enjoy! A playful story featuring Megan Brewis’ distinctive voice and […]
Our fearless heroine Billy is back! Whilst at a fancy-dress party, something terrible happens: Billy’s loyal sidekick Fatcat is kidnapped by a fire-breathing dragon. Uh-oh! “Shireen’s latest book confirms her as one of the brightest and best picture book creators working in Britain today.” The Observer Waterstones No related posts.