“Oscar the skeleton is missing a tooth, and he’s cruelly self-conscious about his looks and prospects (‘It’s hard for a small, ugly skeleton to make friends’). A pigtail-wearing human girl who’s burying a tooth to help her dream come true offers it to Oscar if he’ll help her find a friend. She shows him the […]
The School Library Journal said: Agu is new to the neighborhood and eager to make friends. He sees Sam playing in a tree, pretending to be a pirate and asks to join the play. Sam is unsure of the newcomer and protests at first, but when she learns that Agu has inside information about the […]
Let Kirkus Reviews describe this ‘masterpiece’ to you: “A grandson recounts his grandpa’s love for the sea and worldwide adventures in this Brazilian import. ‘Every line on my skin tells the story of my life, ‘ Grandpa tells his narrating grandson before he begins sharing his life’s story. With the help of Santiago’s striking illustrations, […]
Yazan no longer goes to the park to play, and he no longer sees his friend who lives next door. Everything around him is changing. His parents sit in front of the television with the news turned up LOUD and Yazan’s little red bike leans forgotten against the wall. Will he ever be able to […]
“A powerful tribute to the African-American experience…This book will fill readers with a sense of the wealth and the cost of history.” New York Times “A beautiful volume that encourages multiple viewings and further research. With a lengthy roster of accolades and best-seller credits between them, this untouchable duo’s book will fly off the shelf.” […]
From the first UFO abduction to the disappearance of plane MH370, there have been matters to perplex mankind for decades. Here the author uses expert testimony, scientific knowledge and historical fact to help explain the unexplainable. Waterstones Related posts: Atlas Of Dinosaur Adventures by Emily Hawkins ill. Lucy Letherland How To Think Like An […]
Cornelia is not a fan of the family’s new multistory Victorian house, with its antiques and dearth of playmates. The parents suggest having ‘a look around outside’ instead. After some adventuring, Cornelia returns home more optimistic about the new living situation. The matter-of-fact, largely wordless text allows readers’ minds to wander through the fantastical possibilities. […]
A poem by the ‘Poet Laureate’ of Twitter (one of those that can be read from the top down, and then again from the bottom up, with an entirely different meaning) brought to life by Argentinian artist José Sanabria whose first English Language book this is. Follow the illustrator on Instagram: https://instagram.com/josesanabriaacevedo Waterstones No related posts.
This powerful and enduring story has been brought to new life by a master illustrator. The book presents the complete, unabridged text with 20 full-colour artworks and 30 ball-and-white (pencil-sketch-style) illustrations. Listed in our Illustrated, Classics and Gift sections the book will make a perfect present for any child’s home library. Waterstones Related posts: […]
If we were a physical bookshop we would have this front of house for sure. A gorgeous Christmas picture book that’s destined to become a festive classic. A little fir tree is too small and too imperfect to be chosen at Christmas time. But being left alone in the forest brings more rewards than the […]
A parent and child go in search of a star, but what will happen when they find it out of reach? This lyrical picture book celebrates imagination, adventure, coming home – and the idea that sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose. The rhyming text could have been painfully twee with […]
Harvey Awards 2019 Category Winner “Tamaki explores the nuances of both romantic and platonic relationships with raw tenderness and honesty. Valero-O’Connell’s art is realistic and expressive, bringing the characters to life through dynamic grayscale illustrations featuring highlights of millennial pink…a triumphant queer coming-of-age story that will make your heart ache and soar.” —Kirkus, starred review “Relatable, […]
The ever-inventive Oliver Jeffers departs from his trademark style to embrace traditional lithography and hand set type in this powerful fable about ownership and humility. A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers. Waterstones No related posts.
Comet is Finn’s dog, and his very best friend. They do everything together. But one day Comet won’t get out of his basket – not even for his very favourite things! The vet tells Finn that Comet needs to stay in overnight for an operation. That evening, Finn sits in his den feeling very alone. […]
New title from a big talent of small stature… Previously shortlisted for the 2019 Klaus Flugge Prize for her debut picture book Red And The City, Voigt’s third title is a story that says “Follow the music in your heart’. Where Red And The City had a limited palette of bold red and black (on […]
Fun endpapers! When Winnie and Wilbur discover life in miniature, the bugs in their garden suddenly seem very big indeed. It’s the start of an exciting safari. But when excitement turns to survival, mini Winnie and tiny Wilbur would rather be their rightful size again. There’s one small problem: teeny Winnie can’t wave her whopping […]
Fabulous characterful illustrations from the hugely wide-ranging talent of Daniel Egneus. Tibble loves talking to Grandpa. But Grandpa has stopped listening. Mum says just give him time. But Tibble wants to talk to Grandpa NOW . . . So Tibble tries his favourite game – TOP THREES! And something amazing happens. Grandpa starts talking again . […]
A moving fable about captivity and freedom (the tiger’s most treasured possession). A wonderful full-sized picture book from one of ACHUKA’s favourite illustrators. Follow Petr on Instagram: https://instagram.com/p.horacek_ Waterstones No related posts.
Monkey is delighted to find a musical bow and plays it happily until he attracts the attention of Cheetah and Lion. They both want the bow for themselves, but once Monkey starts to play, no-one can stop dancing – even if they want to! Inspired by a tale called The Monkey’s Fiddle, included in James […]
Empowering fairy tales have brought together (by various retailers) to inspire a new generation of readers. Discover heroines who outwit giants, fight evil, awaken sleeping princes and, of course, live happily ever after. With a foreword by Kate Pankhurst, author of Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World. Illustrated throughout by Isabella Grott – follow […]
A beautiful and moving picture book about learning to carry on after the death of a loved one, stunningly illustrated by an outstanding new picture book talent. Perfect for sharing, it will bring comfort to both children and parents. “Dieckmann fills her illustrations with deep emotion in this beautiful book.” GUARDIAN Waterstones No related posts.
Children will fall in love with the adorable Tiny and her immersive miniature world in this heart-warming, original story of community spirit and kindness. Deep down, in between the blades of grass, lives Tiny. Can you see her? Keep looking … closer still … squint a bit … yes, there she is! Tiny keeps very […]
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 28 September 2019 In this heartwarming Christmas story, a young boy called Lewis Brown is looking out of a window and wishing that someone might notice him. Then he spots a single golden feather floating down from the heavens and discovers an angel on the roof. And so begins […]
A glorious alien Romeo & Juliet love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo. The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest […]