Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humour into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair’s surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of […]
Never before published in a standalone volume, Beatrix Potters’ delightfully dark adaptation of the original fairy tale is perfectly complemented by the light and shade of Helen Oxenbury’s magical pictures. A rediscovered gem from the illustrious Potter archive. “This being Potter, she makes it even darker than the original; the wolf, drawn as a sly […]
Sunday Times Children’s Book Of The Week 6 Oct 2019 The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale about twelve princesses who are locked in at night, yet whose dancing shoes are still worn down by morning. A young soldier is tasked to discover their night-time […]
Retelling of a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. An unlikely friendship between a monkey and a crocodile forms when the pair meet under the great plum tree, deep in the heart of India. Mr Magarmach is old and his hunting days are over but Miss Bandari […]
A powerful first collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, faith, relationships, fear, loss and joy. Intricate, evocative and dazzling – these are poems that explore the experiences that connect people; they encourage readers to look within and explore the tendencies of the heart. Sophia Thakur is one of the most brilliant and necessary […]
“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.” […]
ACHUKA Book of the Day Tue 10 Dec 2019 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 […]
Get ready for the new TV series from Apple with the real thing, a collection of Emily Dickinson’s poetry…. This edition is part of a new collection of extraordinary female voices from American publisher Gibbs Smith. It is a small-format hardback, and may be more available from Amazon than Waterstones, so both links are given. […]
A page-turning and immersive YA novel in verse, telling the story of Lily who is mercilessly bullied at school and who turns to boxing in an attempt to fight back; a story of hope and resilience breaking through even the most difficult situations. Waterstones Related posts: How About: Little People Big Dreams – Two New […]
Big hearted and dizzyingly flamboyant, Atta’s verse novel about a black gay teen reclaiming his identity as a drag artist is a story about self-discovery, suffused with optimism, positivity and love. Waterstones No related posts.
This enchanting anthology of 20 overlooked and forgotten fairy tales has been collected from different cultures around the world. Every story features a strong female heroine, who approaches life with humour, wit, cunning and bravery. None of these heroines needs rescuing. Waterstones No related posts.
New poems about the moon from well-known and up-and-coming poets, including many of the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, are combined with classic poems with a moon theme. Chimes with celebrations of the 50th anniversary year of the moon landing in July 1969. Poets include Roger Stevens, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom, Mandy Coe, Grace Nichols, Liz […]
This story is about a brave and kind Anglo-Saxon princess called Frideswide who lived in Oxford a long time ago and just happened to be brilliant at climbing very tall trees. Her talent came in useful one day when a wicked king tried to kidnap her. How did she and her friends escape, and what […]
A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country’s leading children’s poets. Waterstones Related posts: A First Book Of The Sea by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton What On Earth? Trees by Kevin Warwick ill. Paulina Morgan Business For Beginners by Lara Bryan and Rose Hall ill. Kellan […]
This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection. n Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015-2017 and political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite […]
A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women – from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from aristocratic ladies to kitchen maids, these are voices that deserve to be heard. Collected by anthologist […]
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year – named after the first line of Judith Nicholls‘ poem ‘Windsong’ – is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems; one for every day of the year, including leap years. Waterstones Related posts: Atlas Of Dinosaur Adventures […]
“Award-winning writer Reynolds (Long Way Down, 2017, etc.) offers a letter in the form of a long poem that acknowledges and encourages young people’s dreams and aspirations… Inspirational reading for any occasion.” KIRKUS ” A powerful and affirming book-length poem for teens.” School Library Journal “This stylistic masterpiece speaks to the dreamer in us all, regardless of […]
This special anthology features poems by the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, a top team of fantastic poets who bring poetry alive all year round. Includes new poems by Deborah Alma, Joseph Coelho, Sally Crabtree, Jan Dean, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Chrissie Gittins, Matt Goodfellow, Sophie Herxheimer, Michaela Morgan, Brian Moses, Abigail Parry, Rachel Piercey, Rachel Rooney, […]
An exciting and thought-provoking celebration of all that is extraordinary in the natural world. Includes fascinating information about the creatures depicted. Combines poetry with contextualising factual information. Waterstones No related posts.
Tiny Owl is the first publisher of Eloise Greenfield’s work in the UK. Greenfield has written nearly 50 books for children in a career spanning some 60 years. She is a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and won the Award for Excellence in Poetry of Children for her body of work. This is […]
Waterstones Superb collection of some old, some reworked and some brand-new poems from this under-appreciated poet-illustrator. West has never been a ‘contemporary’ children’s poet and probably ticks fewer boxes on the Cool checklist than ever before. But it is the very timelessness of his verse that satisfies. He writes mainly in rhyming couplets (sometimes broken […]
This eagerly awaited new collection from an outstanding poet, winner of the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of the former UK Children’s Laureate. Waterstones No related posts.