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.
This quirky caper from debut duo Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore will show you just what can happen when you take your eye off your dinner for a second! “Reminiscent of Clare Foges’s and Al Murphy’s vibrant and much-loved Kitchen Disco, kids will enjoy Willmore’s primary-coloured veggies with highly expressive faces and Poskitt’s lively rhyming […]
Anna and Crocodile are back in a brand-new companion title to How to Find Gold. Praise for How to Find Gold. “With her inky, splotchy illustrations and can-do characters Schwarz beautifully depicts the boundless energy and enthusiasm of small children and the chit-chat style of their speech.” The Observer Viviane Schwarz website… Waterstones No related […]
ACHUKA loved There’s A Tiger In The Garden and this is every bit as good. Matilda and her dad are very different. Matilda is fast and Dad is slow. Matilda is tidy and Dad is messy, and Matilda is quiet and Dad is very, very loud. They’re off to find treasure, but Dad keeps […]
Astrid has always loved the stars and space. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission – eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it […]
From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for Migrations, an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester’s International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. Over fifty of the cards are reproduced in this very special book. […]
As a photographer I love taking portraits of people with big hair, the curlier the better, and always find it a shame when black and mixed raced models straighten theirs (though I understand why they choose to do so from time to time.) Mira doesn’t like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls […]
“An imaginative look at avian migration that walks an elegant line between fiction and non-fiction. As migrating hummingbirds delight sailors, students and curious children, Ray’s gorgeous illustrations are interspersed with delicate titbits of information.” Waterstones Related posts: Labyrinth by Theo Guignard This Cookbook Is Gross by Susanna Tee Atlas Of Dinosaur Adventures by Emily Hawkins […]
When a little girl called Nell makes friends with a tiny chick on her farm, it is the start of a journey that leads her into a dreamy circus realm. Was it something real or did it spring from her imagination? Nell will never be sure . . . but she leaves the tent uplifted […]
“A mysterious, entrancing debut” GUARDIAN REVIEW Margarita was born and raised in Lithuania. She received her BA in Graphic Arts from Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 2012, she became interested in picture books while studying in the UK as an exchange student. The following year she joined the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at Cambridge […]
“Cross section illustrations of cosy room, slyly funny dialogue and a nuanced happy ending add up to a picture book as warm as a candle-lit burrow.” Imogen Russell Williams GUARDIAN REVIEW Julian is a mouse who is perfectly happy avoiding other animals. They seem to just get in the way, and sometimes even try to […]
Meet Kevin: ordinary slug by day, fearless, shell-wearing Super Snail by night. The hilarious superhero you didn’t know you were waiting for – from the acclaimed creator of Weasels and Steven Seagull, Elys Dolan. Kevin must prove his worth to the legendary League of Heroes – all with the power of slime! When disaster strikes […]
Norm looks exactly the way a normal person looks. For a long time, he thought the way he lived was best. But then a golden bird took him beyond his village where he discovered a world that was completely unruly. At first, he was afraid. But thanks to his new friend, Red, Norm discovered the immeasurable freedom in letting go […]
A heart-warming story of a lonely boy named Harold Snipperpot and his amazing birthday party, full of surprises and magical moments galore. Beatrice Alemagna is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children’s books. She is the winner of the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty and the 2010 Andersen […]
What’s a penguin to do when he wakes up pink? A story about learning to be different, with a gentle anti-bullying message for young audiences. Waterstones No related posts.
See what children wear in Siberia, in the Sahara desert or at the Vietnamese Moon Festival… Learn how to wear a sari or kimono… Find out about the special clothes worn by astronauts, firemen and deep-sea divers, and see amazing hats, shoes and jewellery from all around the world. Then look to the future, with recycling, 3D printers […]
A beautiful story that taps right into what Tim Hopgood’s books are all about: celebrating the natural world and promoting a positive outlook on life. Waterstones No related posts.
A really beautiful, airy and minimalist soft-palette picture story from a talented Korean artist. Waterstones Related posts: How About: Little People Big Dreams – Two New Titles How About: Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister ill. Grahame Baker-Smith Little People, BIG DREAMS – Two New Titles We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles ill. Chris Madden