The latest books from some of our favourite all time and debut children's authors/illustrators...
Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow£10.99 £10.22
(For 3+ yr olds)...I really want a clever pet, a pet with many charms. The sort of pet with talents, and a large amount of arms Have you ever thought about what the best aquatic pet would be? It's an octopus, of course! Playing different ball games simultaneously and staying camouflaged when it's bedtime is eight times the fun - just watch out for the ink... With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had an Octopus is a charming and imaginative tale about bedtime story that follows a little girl's flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an octopus for a pet.
Lauren Ace and Jenny Lovlie£11.99 £11.15
The boys had been friends for as long as they could remember and a little while before that. They were like brothers. Follow the adventures of four boys as they grow up, forming bonds of friendship to last a lifetime - even if they are occasionally put to the test... From the creators of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner, The Girls.
Emily Sutton£12.99 £12.08
The author-illustrator debut from one of the best artists working today - featuring one adorable little dog!Moving home can feel a bit lonely, so Penny can't believe her luck when she finds a new friend right in her garden: a puppy who wants to play all day long! But the next morning, Penny's playmate is nowhere to be seen ... wherever can she have gone? To find out, Penny and Dad will have to get to know their new town a little better. With this charming tale, the award-winning artist behind The Christmas Eve Tree and the critically acclaimed Tiny series makes her debut as an author-illustrator: here is a story about making friends and finding ways to belong, matching a gentle text with spectacular, detailed artwork. The result is a book to pore over - perfect for any young dog fans.
Benjamin Zephaniah and Nila Aye£12.99 £12.08
A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us by legendary poet and performer Benjamin Zephaniah, one of The Times' top 50 British post-war writers. At the bottom of my garden, there's a hedgehog and a frog,And a lot of creepy-crawlies living underneath a log . . . All around us, from parks to gardens and flowerpots to pavements, there's a world of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Why not look a little closer and see what you find?This joyful celebration of nature reminds us all to take a closer look at the world around us, and enjoy the wonder of nature wherever we find it. Packed with animals and minibeasts galore, this imaginative rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.
Maki Saito£11.99 £11.15
For fans of Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops and Matthew Van Fleet's Tails, this cheeky, whimsical picture book for ages 3-7 inspires self-love and body positivity, plus a whole lot of laughter and fun!All bottoms are wonderful! Don't you agree? Each animal in this adorable book has a different reason for loving their behind-from cute and round to fashionable and striped! Talented illustrator Maki Saito makes kids laugh out loud with playful illustrations of the backsides of hippos, zebras, pandas, mandrills, and more of our favorite animals. Her traditional Japanese art techniques add a sophisticated, beautiful feel to a book about ... animal butts! Kids will love readling along to this wonderfully silly and unusually empowering book.
John Bond£12.99 £12.08
Mini Rabbit is back in another adventure from leading new talent John Bond! Mini Rabbit is making a camp in the garden. He can't wait. It's going to be the BEST DAY ever! But there are still a few last things he needs to get, and it looks like it might rain. Will Mini Rabbit ever manage to get everything home in time? Another hilarious adventure featuring the irrepressibly enthusiastic Mini Rabbit. Wittily told and beautifully illustrated from dynamic author/illustrator talent John Bond
Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid and Axel Scheffler£9.99 £9.29
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Friendly Snail, Pip and Posy are spending a lovely afternoon outside, but while Pip wants to do some quiet gardening, Posy wants to have fun playing noisy games. When Posy's racket frightens Pip's new snail friend back into its shell, Pip gets cross . . . Oh dear! But then a big, greedy bird tries to take Pip's snail, and it turns out Posy's loud voice can be quite useful, after all!A heart-warming, relatable story about valuing each other's differences.
Naomi Jones and James Jones£6.99 £6.50
No matter how hard she tries, Triangle doesn't roll like the circles, or stack like the squares...so she sets off to find friends that look exactly like her. But when she finds the other triangles, playtime isn't as fun. She misses the shapes that roll and stack; she misses being different. So she starts a new quest, one that gets all of the different shapes playing and having fun together!
CARYL HART and Bethan Woollvin£6.99 £6.50
SPLOOOOSH! We're off on an exciting underwater adventure in our submarine to meet the oceans and seas of our blue planet. Join in with the rhymes and get ready to spot all the smiley-faced, friendly oceans, from the Atlantic and deep Pacific to the sparkling Mediterranean. Little ones will have a whale of a time (and be back in time for bed!) in this striking, story-led picture book. This bold, bright follow-up to the acclaimed picture book Meet the Planets is packed with sea creatures from dolphins and beluga whales to turtles and manatees. The ocean is a vast treasure-house, threatened by plastic waste and pollution, and this picture book is the ideal introduction to the importance of caring for it. It's perfect for all would-be explorers!
Helen Mortimer and Katie Cottle£7.99 £7.43
An uplifting story on sustainability, in response to many 'heavy' green titles coming to the market that children often find intimidating. Omar, The Bees and Me encourages children to look after nature in local communities planting wild flowers to form bee corridors. Themes around cultural identity are also explored through Omar (a new boy from Syria) andMaisie's friendship. Offers an insight into international beekeeping and illustrated by award-winning picture-bookmaker Katie Cottle, creator of The Green Giant and The Blue Giant. Includes bee facts on endpapers and a recipe for honey cake on end page.
Melissa Castrillon£6.99 £6.50
If you met a dragon, could you keep it secret? One day in the forest, Winnie discovers the last dragon in the whole world. His fabulous friends, the gryphon, the winged lion and the tree-man, are the last of their kind, too. They'll be in danger if grown-ups discover them. But can Winnie really keep them secret? With its brave, resourceful heroine and magical endangered animals, this exquisite picture book is a perfect story for our time.
Graham Carter£12.99 £12.08
Olive is a shy girl who prefers reading about adventures to having them herself. But when a mysterious figure steals all of the books in town, Olive decides to set out straight into an adventure of her own. The thief, meanwhile, doesn't quite know what to do with the stories he's stolen. Olive must track down the thief and teach him the joys of reading - and sharing - stories.
Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox£6.99 £6.50
Meet Llama, a true hero for the ages, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves cake way more than you. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing trousers, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world. In their debut picture book, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox introduce young readers to the hilarious, the oblivious, the apocalyptically adorable Llama. So grab some cake and prepare to dance . . .because the time for Llama is nigh!
Elys Dolan£12.99 £12.08
Santa has Christmas, Cupid has Valentine's Day and the Easter Bunny has . . . well, Easter! But why doesn't the Tooth Fairy have a special day of her own?!Everybody knows the Tooth Fairy is the best in the business. But although she loves her job, sometimes she can't help but wonder why she doesn't have a day of her own, like all her very famous friends . . . With some expert advice from Father Christmas, The Easter Bunny, Cupid and Jack O'Lantern, Toothy tries to start her own 'Tooth Day'! But no matter how hard she tries, their ideas for Tooth Day just don't feel right. Soon the Tooth Fairy learns that for her day to be really special, she's got to do it her own way. A hilarious new story featuring everyone's favourite magical characters, with an important message about being yourself. Written and illustrated by the creator of Super Snail!
Peter Bently and Chris Jevons£6.99 £6.50
Captain Goldilocks is on a mission to find a new planet that's just as good as Earth!But everywhere she lands is too cold or too hot, too slimy or too scary, too wobbly or too full-of-aliens. Will she ever find a planet that's just right? An interstellar adventure with a timely environmental messgage from award-winning author Peter Bently. Goldilocks in Space is the first in a new series of futuristic fairy tales, set in outer space. Featuring favourite fairy tale characters as super-cool astronauts leading their own missions and learning about cosmology along the way, this book is a must for little space fans!
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
A moving, powerful story that shines a light on those that feel invisible in our world - and shows us that we ALL belong. The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don't have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn't enough money to pay their rent and bills and they have to leave their home full of happy memories and move to the other side of the city. It is the story of a girl who goes on to make one of the hardest things anyone can ever make...a difference. And it is the story of those who are overlooked in our society - who are made to feel invisible - and why everyone has a place here. We all belong.
Jo Loring-Fisher£12.99 £12.08
I have one nose, two eyes and two ears. My feet can take me a long, long way. Sometimes I am very happy and at other times so sad. But when I'm cuddled I feel cosy.... One little girl is going on a journey, but wherever she is in the world, she is just like you. This beautiful story, woven through with a surprise, is full of empathy, warmth - and hope.
Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow£7.99 £7.43
In this charming trip of the imagination, a little girl delights in experiencing life at a slower pace as she shares her day with a sleepy sloth who moves so slowly, moss grows in his fur! This sloth may be sleepy but it's a champion on the jungle gym, thanks to its super gripping skills. And climbing trees has never been so easy! But the little girl's hairdresser is less than impressed to find not just moss but also moths in its fur - and by the time our sleepy sloth has finished its morning walk, the day is almost done. Through rollicking rhymes and bold, graphic illustrations, If I had a sleepy sloth imagines the positives and negatives of having a sloth for a pet and provides a welcome alternative to the fast pace of modern life by creating the time for readers to simply b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
Susannah Lloyd and Paddy Donnelly£6.99 £6.50
This book is about a knight on a mission: to find and slay a dragon. The other knights have told him that there's no such thing as dragons, but he doesn't care. For he has a map, and the map says: "HERE BE DRAGONS."He travels right to the spot marked 'X', past treasure, suspicious bones and many signs telling him to turn back. He wanders up and down a huge, spiky hill (the dragon's back) shouts into a burrow (the dragon's nose) and eventually walks into a cave (the dragon's mouth)... Will the hapless knight see the dragon before it's too late?! Young readers will love spotting the dragon in the background in this laugh-out-loud story from the author of This Book Can Read Your Mind.
Marjoke Henrichs£12.99 £12.08
Rabbit is happy doing his own thing, and he doesn't want to listen to his mum telling him to get up, get dressed, have breakfast, play outside, come inside and least of all... have a bath! NO, NO, NO! he says. But at last they hit on something they both love doing together. This picture book is perfectly pitched and re-assuring for parents whose child is being contrary; it provides interactive, ironic drama for fans of Jon Klassen, with the emotional pay off of 'The Hug' (McLaughlin and Dunbar).
Ben Manley and Aurelie Guillerey£7.99 £7.43
A story of imagination and adventure from the acclaimed author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, and Daddy Long Legs illustrator Aurelie Guillerey. Who will Albert be next? A fearless mountaineer, a brilliant mechanical engineer or a galactic megalord? Anything is possible with an imagination like Albert's as he powers through his day. As a boy, Albert is nervous in a swimming lesson, but as Zandrian Delaclair, Antarctic Submariner and slayer of vampire cuttlefish, he's as brave and bold as can be. Show and Tell in front of the whole class can be a bit scary, but by imagining himself to be Professor Octavius Pickleswick he's proud to show off his greatest invention yet. A brilliantly funny story, full of exciting things to look at, about the joys of being whoever you want to be . .. and the comfort of sometimes just being yourself.
Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson£12.99 £12.08
Milo Imagines the World is a warm and richly satisfying story from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book duo, about a little boy with a big imagination who learns that you can't know anyone just by looking at them. Set in a bustling city, and full of a family love that binds even in difficult circumstances. Milo is on a train journey through the city with his older sister, looking at the faces of the other passengers and drawing pictures of their lives. The whiskered man with a crossword puzzle he imagines playing solitaire in a cluttered flat full of pets. The little boy in bright white trainers he imagines living in a castle with a moat and a butler. But when the little boy gets off at the same stop and joins the same queue as him, Milo realises that you can't judge by appearances and that we are all more alike than we are different: both boys are visiting their mothers in prison. Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson once again deliver a hugely powerful and enjoyable picture book, full of rich details both to look at and to talk about. Anyone who has ever travelled on public transport will relate to Milo's journey.
Rachel Bright and Nadia Shireen£6.99 £6.50
The irresistible story of one slug's search for love from picture book bestsellers Rachel Bright and Nadia Shireen. Doug the slug needs a hug. But who wants to hug a slug called Doug? Snuggle up with lonesome Doug on his search for love in this completely charming picture book which shows that you just never know when love might come flying by... (And which introduces an unsuspecting world to snail superstar, Gail!) A warm and endearing rhyming text by Rachel Bright (Love Monster, The Lion Inside) is perfectly paired with funny and fabulous illustrations by Nadia Shireen (Good Little Wolf, Billy and the Beast) in this adorable future classic.
Yasmeen Ismail£7.99 £7.43
Award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail's delightfully funny picture book featuring a very stubborn gorilla will have the whole family laughing!Gorilla is hungry but there is absolutely no way he's going to eat a banana. Not even a teeny taste. Not with some bread or standing on his head. Even if you eat one too, which is something you might do. This brilliant and hilarious picture book from award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail will have everyone laughing at this all-too familiar family situation!
Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle£7.99 £7.43
A wonderfully witty take on a much-loved fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book celebrates the magic of reading and storytelling, and being kind to others. When Ben's mum gets distracted halfway through his bedtime story, he decides to finish the tale himself. There's only one problem - he can't quite read yet. To Ben's surprise, the three little pigs come knocking on the door, and the big bad wolf isn't far behind ... But this time, will the story have a different ending?A playful rhyming story by Lucy Rowland, with hilarious illustrations from Ben Mantle.
Simona Ciraolo£12.99 £12.08
Come summer, autumn or winter, a little boy is going to make the best of it. Nothing is better than summer, swimming every day and eating ice cream. But a little boy's big sister has BIG news. She tells him that summer is going to end soon ... and winter is coming! When winter comes, she says, it will be cold ... and dark ... and rain all the time . They'll be stuck on the sofa for days and won't even dream of eating ice cream... From author-illustrator Simona Ciraolo, this is a celebration of the changing of the seasons, showing just how much joy can be found around each sunny - or snowy - corner.
Julia Donaldson and Sharon King-Chai£14.99 £13.94
A stunning counting book full gorgeous baby animals, with amazing flaps to lift and holes to peep through. From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , and Sharon King-Chai, who together created the award-winnning Animalphabet. From a leopard with her cubs, to a frog and its tadpoles, young readers will delight in counting each creature's babies and seeing where they live. With rhyming text and a surprise search-and-find game, this is a read-aloud delight and an absolute must for the family bookshelf. A truly beautiful gift.
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola£6.99 £6.50
Meet hilarious, science-mad chatterbox, Rocket - she's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!But... can she convince her big brother to stop looking down at his phone and start LOOKING UP at the stars?Bursting with energy and passion about science and space, this heart-warming, inspirational picture book will have readers turning off their screens and switching on to the outside world. *Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2019*"Outstanding - a breath of fresh air, just like Rocket herself" - Kirkus Reviews"Energetic and with a wry, sweet take on family dynamics, it will alert readers to the mysteries of the night skies" - The Guardian
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola£6.99 £6.50
The sequel Nathan and Dapo's debut Look Up!Join lovable, passionate Rocket as she sets off on a mission to save a Caribbean island from plastic pollution! When Rocket goes for a holiday to visit her grandparents, she's shocked by the pollution that is spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save the day?This is a heartwarming, timely and empowering picture book, showing how we ALL can make a difference.
Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers£7.99 £7.43
At the gallery, Luna is transfixed by the famous art, but her classmate Finn doesn't seem to want to be there at all. Finn's family doesn't look like the one in Henry Moore's 'Family Group' sculpture, but then neither does Luna's. Maybe all Finn needs is a friend. Join Luna and Finn at the Art Gallery and step inside famous works of art by Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and more! Can you spot all the art?Created by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho, this book follows Luna Loves Library Day as an introduction to different types of family. Featuring artwork from: Damian Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock, Edouard Manet, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cezanne, Kazimir Malevich, Vincent Van Gogh, Yayoi Kusama and Henri Rousseau.
Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers£7.99 £7.43
"Luna Loves Library Day addresses this BIG grief, Luna's parents breaking up, which, for many children, can be their first loss. And so I was so grateful to see books themselves offer company, comfort and support with that very thing. Not all families look the same - and that is a great message to celebrate." Laura DockrillEndorsed by Amnesty International:"This is a touching reflection on the power of reading to bring families together; Fiona Lumbers' illustrations convey Luna's vivid inner life, while Coelho's lyrical style celebrates the joyful curiosity of early childhood." Amnesty InternationalEvery week Luna looks forward to one special day: the day when she discovers magic among the library shelves; the day she gets to spend with her dad. Exploring the books, Luna and her dad find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history.
CARYL HART and Bethan Woollvin£6.99 £6.50
Zoooooooom! We're off on an exciting space adventure in our rocket to meet all the planets of the solar system. Join in with the rhymes and spot all the smiley-faced, friendly planets, from shimmering Saturn to mighty Mars. Little ones will have a blast (and be back in time for bed!) in this striking, read-aloud, story-led picture book. It's perfect for all would-be astronauts!
Gaia Cornwall£7.99 £7.43
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash. Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swimming test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board... In a sweet tale of overcoming your fears, debut author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall captures a moment at the swimming pool between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for.
Gaia Cornwall£12.99 £12.08
Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister. Jabari is making a flying machine in his backyard! "It'll be easy. I don't need any help," he declares. But it doesn't work! Jabari is frustrated. Good thing Dad is there for a pep talk and his little sister, Nika, is there to assist, fairy wings and all. With the endearing father-child dynamic of Jabari Jumps and engaging mixed-media illustrations, Gaia Cornwall's tale shows that through perseverance and flexibility, an inventive thought can become a brilliant reality.
Rachel Bright and Jim Field£6.99 £6.50
A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse. Fed up of being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!
Rachel Bright and Jim Field£6.99 £6.50
Two greedy squirrels learn to share, in this hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside. Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ... A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship and sharing.
Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton£6.99 £6.50
A fun and reassuring tale about dealing with worries from the author of the bestselling The Lion Inside. It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy . . . What if he hasn't brought enough to eat?What if he gets lost in the jungle?What if he trips and falls?What if it rains?!Can Worrysaurus find a way to chase his fears away and have fun?The perfect book to help every anxious little dinosaur let go of their fears and feel happy in the moment.
Dashka Slater, Eric Fan, et al.£7.99 £7.43
An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure. Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What's the best way to find a friend you can talk to?
Eric Fan and Terry Fan£7.99 £7.43
From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.It's a good day for sailing. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it's a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float. Finn's grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He'll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he'll find something he didn't know he was looking for.
Devin Fan, Eric Fan, et al.£14.99 £13.94
In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan. 'A stately, cathartic morality tale about freeing oneself from the tyranny of wanting to be perfect.' -The Financial Times Deep underground beneath Perfect Pets, where children can buy genetically engineered "perfect" creatures, there is a secret lab. Barnabus and his friends live in this lab, but none of them is perfect. They are all Failed Projects. Barnabus has never been outside his tiny bell jar, yet he dreams of one day seeing the world above ground that his pal Pip the cockroach has told him about: a world with green hills and trees, and buildings that reach all the way to the sky, lit with their own stars. But Barnabus may have to reach the outside world sooner than he thought, because the Green Rubber Suits are about to recycle all Failed Projects . . .
Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie£12.99 £12.08
Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, The Hospital Dog is a big-hearted tale about a very special, very brave dog. Here is a dog, a Dalmatian called Dot,Is she quite ordinary? NO, SHE'S NOT!After their breakfast and a swim in the sea, Dot and her owner Rose jump on the bus to the hospital. Dot loves visiting the children of Wallaby Ward and they're always pleased to see her too; from a crying baby to a bored teenager - a pat, a stroke and a cuddle with Dot cheers everyone up. But the work of the hospital dog doesn't stop there and when one of her patients is in trouble, it's up to Dot to save the day!A fantastic rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling picture book, The Detective Dog - winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Award.
Judith Kerr£10.99 £10.22
Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... A special birthday story to celebrate fifty years of MOG, everyone's favourite family cat! It's Mog's Birthday and everyone is excited to celebrate! Everyone except Mog. Mog doesn't like birthdays or parties, and she especially doesn't like them both together. But will she change her mind when it's her own special day? HarperCollins created this special birthday story in collaboration with Judith Kerr, using a selection of pictures from across fifty years of illustrating Mog to bring this delightful story to life. Join us and celebrate fifty years of a really remarkable cat! The classic picture book story, Mog the Forgetful Cat, has never been out of print since it was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world ever since with her funny and warm-hearted escapades. Her stories are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere. 'Since her debut in 1970, Mog has become... a national hero.' Junior Magazine 'A firm favourite on children's bookshelves' The Telegraph 'Mog is a star, she really is. I can't recommend her highly enough. Someone should give that cat a medal, or an egg for breakfast.' The Bookbag
Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt£6.99 £6.50
Imagine you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . you choose! With the help of Nick Sharratt's wonderfully detailed illustrations, Pippa Goodhart explores a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun! This is a timeless classic which children will love to return to again and again - and there's something new to find on every read!
Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt£6.99 £6.50
Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch?The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children from 3 up to make their own stories time and again - a spectacular sequel to the bestselling You Choose - it's out of this world!
Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt£6.99 £6.50
What would it be like to be as little as a mouse; or as big as a house?Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future - YOU CHOOSE YOUR DREAMS and your own wild and wonderful adventure!This highly inventive and interactive book allows children to tell their own stories, combining new elements each time. You Choose Your Dreams is an incredible spur to the imagination and creativity, building confidence in storytelling. Nick Sharratt's intricately detailed, funny illustrations ensure that read after read, you get a brand new story.
Oliver Jeffers£6.99 £6.50
New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers There once was a boy... and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all...
Oliver Jeffers£6.99 £6.50
An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. "Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn't always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel." Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules on How to Be a Good Pet. But one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own... Is Marcel really Wilfred's pet after all? An beautifully-illustrated, witty and thought-provoking story, exploring the concept of ownership.
Oliver Jeffers£14.99 £13.94
A spectacular new title from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers, creator of the million-copy selling, global phenomenon Here We Are! What shall we build, you and I? I'll build your future and you'll build mine. We'll build a watch to keep our time. A father and daughter set about laying the foundations for their life together. Using their own special tools, they get to work; building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe and love to keep them warm. From renowned, internationally bestselling picture-book creator and visual artist, Oliver Jeffers, comes this rare and enduring story about a parent's boundless love, life's endless opportunities and all we need to build a together future.
Benji Davies£12.99 £12.08
An enchanting and timeless winter tale from one of today's most celebrated picture book stars. From award-winning and bestselling picture book creator Benji Davies, comes a brand-new Christmas classic... High, high up in the clouds a tiny snowflake is made. Perfectly small, fluffy, crystal and white, it tumbles and bounces inside the cloud. But then she begins to fall... Exquisitely told and beautifully illustrated, The Snowflake tells the tale of one snowflake and one little girl - both longing for something and looking for their own special place in the world. The Snowflake is an utterly unforgettable and classic picture book from the multi-award winning and internationally bestselling picture-book creator, Benji Davies. Twice winner of Oscar's Book Prize "An author-illustrator destined to be one of this generation's great talents" - Huffington Post
Sophy Henn£6.99 £6.50
A wonderful celebration of the diversity of family life that is perfect for pre-schoolers, from award-winning author/illustrator Sophy Henn the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Lifesize series. Just like us, animal families are all different. For orang-utans, mummy looks after the babies, for emus it is all down to daddy. Clownfish live with a mummy and daddy, some albatross families live with two mummies and some cheetahs are adopted by two daddies. For some families it is the grandparents, or even a huge family group, who help bring up the youngsters. But what's the one thing that they have in common? Love, of course! Reflecting the different ways that children live today, this warm and friendly introduction to the variety of family life is perfect for pre-schoolers to learn about the world around them, as well as seeing which family is similar to their own. Sophy Henn is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator with an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton. She is the creator of the much-loved Pom Pom series and her book Where Bear? was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Sophy was the World Book Day Illustrator in 2015 and 2016.
Jessica Love£7.99 £7.43
A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. "Every choice Jessica Love makes imbues the story with charm, tenderness and humor" New York TImes Book ReviewWhile riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes - and even more importantly - what will she think about how Julian sees himself?
Jessica Love£12.99 £12.08
The star of Julian Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return - and finds a new friend - at a wedding to be remembered. Julian and his nana are attending a wedding. Better yet, Julian is in the wedding along with his cousin Marisol. When wedding duties are fulfilled and with a new dog friend in tow, the pair takes off to roam the venue, exploring everywhere from underneath tables to enchanting willow trees to ... muddy puddles? After all, it wouldn't be a wedding without fun, laughter and a little magical mischief. With ingenuity and heart, author-illustrator Jessica Love tells a charming story of friendship, acceptance and celebration.
Ben Manley and Emma Chichester Clark£7.99 £7.43
The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year. Children's Book of the Week in both the Times and Guardian. The Misadventures of Frederick is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) - wonderfully written by the talented Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Plumdog and Blue Kangaroo. In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse - what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer . . . A series of brilliantly funny and evocative letters between Frederick and Emily tell this unique story which weaves together the colourful, adventurous world of Emily with Frederick's drab life of boredom and safety.
Emily Gravett£12.99 £12.08
From the creator of modern classic Meerkat Mail comes a very funny woodland story showing the dangers of having too much stuff. Too Much Stuff is set in the same forest as Gravett's award-winning Tidy, it features a host of gorgeous woodland animals, including Pete the badger. Meg and Ash are a pair of magpies who are building a nest for their perfect eggs. Although they begin their nest construction using the usual mud, sticks and grass, Meg and Ash are soon convinced that their nest doesn't have enough stuff and begin to collect more things to add to an ever-growing pile. From cuckoo clocks to mops and socks, a pram and even a car - their need for stuff seems endless. Until - crash! - the inevitable happens. Emily Gravett's engaging, exquisitely illustrated story will appeal to fans of Tidy and of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood.. Meg and Ash are a pair of magpies who are building a nest for their perfect eggs. Although they begin their nest construction using the usual mud, sticks and grass, Meg and Ash are soon convinced that their nest doesn't have enough stuff and begin to collect more things to add to an ever-growing pile. From cuckoo clocks to mops and socks, a pram and even a car - their need for stuff seems endless. Until - crash! - the inevitable happens. Emily Gravett's engaging, exquisitely illustrated story will appeal to fans of Tidy and of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and the glorious package including a double-sided jacket with shaped flaps, make it a perfect gift for young eco-warriors . . . and for everyone.
Robert Starling£12.99 £12.08
When Fergal's mum and dad bring home an egg, his life will never be the same again. In the weeks after his sister Fern hatches, Fergal feels jealous, angry and worried. But believing those emotions are "bad" he hides them. Luckily Dad is around to help Fergal deal with his feelings by talking about them, and discover what a great big brother he can be.
John Agard and Momoko Abe£12.99 £12.08
Books make good pets and don't need going to the vet. You don't have to keep them on a lead or throw them a stick. They'll wag their words whenever you flick their dog-eared pages. Even howl an ancient tale for the inward-listening ear. Did you know that a book can take you anywhere? You only need to turn the pages of a story, and in a moment, you and your book could be crossing the waves in a pirate ship... or diving with mermaids... or even snoozing with a dragon. Books really DO make good pets! Why don't you peep inside this one, and take your mind on an adventure?This delightful original picture book poem is the perfect gift for anyone who delights in the magic of a good book. Agard's evocative, lyrical style is perfectly complemented with illustrations by Momoko Abe, whose colourful visuals add character, transporting the reader into an enchanting world of imagination.
Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini£6.99 £6.50
A masterpiece of storytelling with evocative and stunning illustrations, destined to be read for years to come. The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams,And a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . . . In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn't playing with children her own age. Instead Marianne is alone, and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life . . . A very rare and special book where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.
Blue Beatrice Blue£17.98 £16.72
By the author of Once Upon a Unicorn Horn, shortlisted for the 2020 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. The second title in a new series about how magical creatures came to have their gifts. Do you know how dragons got their fire? It all began once upon a magic kingdom, when a fearsome, terrifying dragon stalked the land. He was so mean he ate kittens for breakfast, he was so scary he made children scream, and he was so evil that he blew huge storms out of his jaws, which is why it was always so cold. Or so the stories said. When two children called Freya and Sylas met the dragon, they found something very different indeed...
Beatrice Blue£6.99 £6.50
Shortlisted for the 2020 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. This magical and fun-filled story about how unicorns got their horns is the first in a new series about how magical creatures came to have their gifts. Do you know how unicorns got their horns? It all began once upon a magic forest, when a little girl called June discovered tiny horses learning how to fly in her garden. But one of the poor horses couldn't fly at all! So, with the help of her parents, June thought of a very sweet and very delicious way to make her new friend happy. I wonder what it could have been... 'A lovely, heart-warming story, beautifully illustrated, with warm, friendly characters' -Parents in Touch 'Themes of kindness, perseverance and never being afraid to ask for help are threaded into this joyful tale full of magic, colour and happiness' -Library Mice Don't miss Beatrice Blue's second book, Once Upon a Dragon's Fire, coming in March 2020!
Debi Gliori£6.99 £6.50
Max really wants a pet. His parents aren't so sure. Puppies chew, parrots screech and sharks have too many teeth. How about a dragon? Max's parents say that dragons don't exist, so Max settles for a pet worm instead. Except this particular worm turns out to be very unusual when its back begins to turn spiky and it starts to breathe smoke ... Dragons don't exist. Do they?A funny and light-hearted story from much-loved children's author Debi Gliori, perfect for any child who has ever wanted a pet. With an added cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
Longlisted for the BookTrust StoryTime Prize 2020Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within ... Being a tiger is great fun at first - tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won't share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends. A clever and engaging book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. From Tom Percival's bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for helping with bad days and noisy outbursts.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
Norman had always been perfectly normal. That was until the day he grew a pair of wings!Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly - and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will his parents think? What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat. But hiding the thing that makes you different proves tricky and upsetting. Can Norman ever truly be himself?This poignant and uplifting story about individuality is filled with stunning artwork in a striking minimal palette. From Tom Percival's bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, it is the perfect book about self-acceptance and being yourself.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again? A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children's bookshelves. From Tom Percival's bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
Meesha loves making things ... but there's one thing she finds difficult to make - friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers that she has a special talent that will help her to navigate challenging social situations and help her to make friends. A warm and affectionate look at the joys and difficulties of making and keeping friends, relating to others, and finding your place in the world. Wonderfully empowering and emotionally resonant, Tom Percival's Big Bright Feelings series is the perfect springboard for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence and managing feelings. Every child's bookshelf should contain his books.
David Litchfield£6.99 £6.50
The first book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 Over 120,000 copies have been sold of The Bear and the Piano in the UK. One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from best-selling and critically acclaimed author David Litchfield.
David Litchfield£6.99 £6.50
The second book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. The first book in the trilogy - The Bear and the Piano - has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear's Big Band, Hector's jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be happy for his friend? Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever.
David Litchfield£11.99 £11.15
*FREE signed bookplates available with purchase... email [email protected] and we will post one out to you for free to stick into your book!!* The third and final book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. The first book in the trilogy - The Bear and the Piano - has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 The Daily Mail - 'Litchfield's use of light is unequalled and this is a triumphant last movement in a great symphony.' You probably remember the story of the bear who found the piano in the woods and grew up to become a huge star. He played his music in front of millions of adoring fans and all of his wildest dreams came true. But now, the audiences are smaller, the pianos less grand, and the applause is dying away. So Bear decides to retire. Back in the woods, he is sad that his dream is over but he soon has something to distract him: Little Bear! When Little Bear stumbles upon his piano in the woods, she can't believe it when her father says that no one wants to hear his music anymore. So she comes up with a plan to prove him wrong.
David Litchfield£6.99 £6.50
Another amazing story by David Litchfield Heather is a little girl who wants to go to Outer Space, where the stars sparkle with magic and wonder. When a spaceship lands at Cotton Rock, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. But soon the alien has to leave. Will the spaceship ever come back? And if it does, is Heather ready to leave everything on Earth behind? This beautiful story for ages 4-7 about family and dreams travels through space and time to show us that what we are looking for might be closer than we think.
Zoe Tucker and Zoe Persico£7.99 £7.43
This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg - the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world's climate crisis - using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children. Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea... A section at the back explains that, in reality, the fight against the 'giants' isn't over and explains how you can help Greta in her fight. This book has been printed sustainably in the UK on 100% recycled paper. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to Greenpeace UK.
Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, et al.£7.99 £7.43
Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It's Faizah's first day of school, and her older sister Asiya's first day of wearing hijab - made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, will Faizah find new ways to be strong?This is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond shared by siblings and of being proud of who you are, from Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Peter Bently and Riko Sekiguchi£6.99 £6.50
One brave little sea otter is on a quest to find the place where the sea meets the sky. But however far she travels, home is never far away. Sophie's mum says that no one can reach the horizon, and no one should try. But Sophie reckons it doesn't look that far! She sets off on an exciting journey, meeting all sorts of sea creatures on the way - walruses and whales, lobsters and starfish . . . and someone a little more dangerous . . . A beautiful rhyming underwater adventure, stunningly illustrated by talented debut artist Riko Sekiguchi, winner of the 2018 Carmelite Prize.
Nicolas Digard, Myriam Dahman, et al.£12.99 £12.08
Wolf is a hunter, feared by every creature. But he has a secret: in the middle of the forest lives a girl whose beautiful voice has entranced him . . . The Wolf longs for friendship. But is he prepared to sacrifice his own true nature in order for his wish to come true? A beautiful and lyrical contemporary fairy tale about difference, trust and the power of friendship to overcome any obstacle. This sumptuous hardback gift book, with gold foil detail, is perfect for lovers of fairy tales and fables, new and old. It is gloriously illustrated by acclaimed artist and Greenaway Medal nominee Julia Sarda.
E.T Harper and Dan Taylor£6.99 £6.50
Dylan loves exploring and learning all about dinosaurs.In his amazing treehouse hehas a magic journal. Every time he opens it awesome things happen - even his toy pterodactyl comes to life!They fly off on dinosaur discovery missions to the Land of Living Dinosaurs. This time he has to discover what secret weapon a stegosaurus has. Find out what it is and then act out the story with your free pop-up dinosaur!
Nadia Shireen£6.99 £6.50
'Shireen's latest book confirms her as one of the brightest and best picture book creators working in Britain today... Sensational.' - The Observer 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!But luckily for Fatcat, Billy won't stand for that: off she goes on a brave rescue mission... Join Billy for a fairytale adventure with a twist. 'It's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage'- The Guardian on Billy and the Beast
Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie£6.99 £6.50
Everyone's favourite inventor is now available in board book format!Izzy Gizmo, a girl who LOVED to invent,carried her tool bag wherever she wentin case she discovered a thing to be mended,or a gadget to tweak to make to make it more splendid. Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly again?
Alice Tait£7.99 £7.43
Nancy and her sausage dog Roger are ready for a day out in London! But is London ready for naughty Nancy?From Alice Tait, illustrator of the iconic London Range, comes a stylish, action-packed lift-the-flap book - the perfect introduction to the capital city for first-time sightseers! Blending her joyful London scapes with the story of a mischievous little girl, Nancy, and her long-suffering dachshund, Roger, Alice creates a wild and calamitous chase by boat, bus and bike across all of London's most famous and best sights - from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London... With over fifteen flaps throughout, an incredible pop-up Nelson's column and a fold-out map, young readers will delight in this interactive adventure, and will love joining in with Roger's catchy refrain: "NO, NANCY, NO!"
Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury£8.99 £8.36
A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, this is a tender, exuberant celebration of modern family life. Mum and baby are home alone when - DING DONG! - Auntie and then Uncle and Nannie and Gran-Gran and the cousins come to visit. And they all want to hug and kiss and squeeze and eat the baby right up ... because everybody loves the baby SO MUCH! A special 25th anniversary edition of a multiple award-winning story, So Much is a celebration of family life. Helen Oxenbury's characteristically warm, funny illustrations, paired with Trish Cooke's rhythmic, cumulative story capture the joy of being a baby in a large extended family - a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored. With a foreword and gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.
Kes Gray and Jim Field£6.99 £6.50
The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness. From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog! Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand. But luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . .
Kes Gray and Jim Field£6.99 £6.50
he laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Over 1 million copies sold!Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gophers sit on sofas. But Frog does not want to sit on a log. Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story is guaranteed to get children giggling!
Kes Gray and Jim Field£12.99 £12.08
Baboons sit on balloons, crocs sit on clocks and donkeys sit on long keys . . . Let Frog, Dog and Cat guide you through the alphabet from Aardvark to Zebra in this hilarious new picture book from the creators of Oi Frog! With a special fold-out surprise!The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat' - Daily Mail'Everyone will love it' - Guardian
Kes Gray and Jim Field£6.99 £6.50
The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!This absurdly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book is guaranteed to get children giggling!From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog. *Over 1 million copies sold*According to Frog ... Cats sit on gnats,Dogs sit on logs,Alpacas sit on cream crackers,Armadillos sit on pillows andChicks sit on bricks. But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?
Roxane Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh£12.99 £12.08
Anyone with a small child knows that patience is not a virtue easily won. In this magically illustrated story the young girl Miyuki, who we first met in the critically acclaimed Time for Bed, Miyuki, anxiously awaits the opening of one sleepy flower. When, on the first day of spring, the flower still hasn't bloomed, Miyuki begins a frantic search for water to wake it up. Her grandfather gently encourages her to sit and watch with him, as she learns the important lesson that good things come to those who wait.
Roxanne Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh£12.99 £12.08
Miyuki and her grandfather return in an enchanting intergenerational story enhanced by Seng Soun Ratanavanh's gorgeous Japanese-inspired illustrations. Miyuki's curiosity is piqued by her grandfather's morning meditation routine, and she is eager to learn this new skill. Her wise and patient grandfather first takes her on a walk in the garden. "When do we start to meditate?" she asks repeatedly. Grandfather enjoys the warm sun and stops to smell a rose, inviting Miyuki to join him. Their walk in the garden, filled with many tender moments, heightens their gratitude for each other and for the world around them. Miyuki comes to understand that in the small acts of mindfulness throughout her day, she learned how to meditate.
Graham Carter£6.99 £6.50
The Blotter family are famous bird spotters, who stay in their hide all day. All except for Otto - he'd rather go out and have big adventures. When he follows the BIGGEST footprints he's ever seen, he finds an extraordinary baby bird all on its own. Otto's new friend soon reveals a very special ability: camouflage! But the bird keeps growing and growing, and Otto begins to suspect it may have a family after all... perhaps the time has come to take him home?Keen-eyed readers may spot the bird's giant family hidden on the pages, if they're good enough bird spotters!
Marianna Coppo£6.99 £6.50
Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway MedalIs Petra a mountain? An egg? Who knows! She's a rock and this is how she rolls. Petra is a mighty mountain that can't be moved by the wind or time. Or so we think until we discover that she's actually something even more astonishing. Petra has the potential to be anything - an island, an egg, even an elephant - thanks to her lively imagination.
Marianna Coppo£12.99 £12.08
The ultimate kids' book about dogs, being good, being bad, and being yourself!From the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of Petra. Meet Buzz the dog. He's such a good boy. Buzz seems to have a perfect life .. . and a lot of very well-behaved friends. Buzz would never dream of being anything other than good. Right, Buzz?Buzz . . . ?For anyone who has ever felt pressure to be "good" at the expense of their own self-expression, and for anyone who has ever owned and loved a dog, this beautifully illustrated picture book from author-illustrator Marianna Coppo will have you laughing, smiling, and longing for your own unfettered frolic in the park.
Richard Merritt and Lily Murray£6.99 £6.50
Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn't your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store. From huge, stomping sauropods stretching their necks to a pair of loved-up Ankylosaurs called Maud and Frank, there are plenty of amazing dinosaurs for Eliza Jane to choose from. But this wild child is hatching a fantastic plan of her own. With the rich and vivid art of bestselling illustrator Richard Merritt and a witty rhyming text by picture book author Lily Murray, this truly wild picture book will appeal to dino-loving, adventurous children everywhere.
Matt Carr£6.99 £6.50
Illustrated by Matt Carr, this colourful picture book will teach 3 to 5-year-olds to always be themselves and make new friends, as well as some fun facts about rhinos! If you loved Supertato, Superbat and Julian is a Mermaid, come meet Ron in Rhinocorn Rules! Ron is a rhino like no other. He doesn't like to live by the other rhino rules - the other rhinos are grumpy, solitary and they will charge at anything that gets in their way. But not Ron. Ron likes music, art and only wants to have fun. He is determined to live his best life and not conform to the herd. When Ron paints himself into a bright unicorn, all of the other animals think he's the coolest animal ever, but his rhino family are less impressed. Will they learn to embrace Ron for who he really is? An uplifting and funny new picture book story about daring to be different, from the creator of Superbat.
Maurice Sendak£6.99 £6.50
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins! But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.
Stephanie Blake£6.99 £6.50
Once there was a little rabbit who could only say one thing . . . In the morning his mother would say, Time to get up, my little rabbit! He'd reply: Poo bum! At lunchtime his father would say, Eat your spinach, my little rabbit! He'd reply: Poo bum! One day, he meets a hungry wolf.... 9781419721373
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts£13.99 £13.01
Ada Twist's head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie-stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer-Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don't go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts£12.99 £12.08
ggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they're sometimes surprised by his materials-who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty's irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts's puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents. Also from the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect, is Rosie Revere, Engineer, a charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts£12.99 £12.08
From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about pursuing your passion. Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. Her invention complete, Rosie attempts a test flight--but after a moment, the machine crashes to the ground. Discouraged, Rosie deems the invention a failure, but Aunt Rose insists that on the contrary, it was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. Reassured, Rosie returns to her engineering and inspires her classmates to join in the fun.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts£12.99 £12.08
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in! Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia (aka Sofi) misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea-the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall-only to be told by a clerk that she can't build a park because she's just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do.
PHILIP ARDAGH and Jason Chapman£6.99 £6.50
'...Out glides a limo, as sleek as a plane, With big gleaming hubcaps as bright as champagne' Children will delight in this silly tale of a dog prince in his truck with a very special delivery . . . With each page turn a new vehicle pops out of the last. This book has all the ingredients to charm and enthrall first readers and parents alike.
James Mayhew£6.99 £6.50
Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball?Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?
James Mayhew£6.99 £6.50
Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all? Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.
James Mayhew£6.99 £6.50
Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey?Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.
Tove Jansson£6.99 £6.50
The Moomin family and their friends are the delightful creation of Tove Jansson, and are full of a particular humour and magic that has enchanted generations of children and adults alike. Using the author's original characters and artwork, Moomin and the Birthday Button is part of a stunning new range of children's titles launching in the year of the Moomins' 65th anniversary celebrations. In this, the first of a new series of picture books, Moomintroll wakes up full of excitement. It's his birthday! But when it appears that his friends have forgotten all about his special day, Moomintroll is very upset. Even Moominmamma finds it hard to comfort him! Then there's a knock at the door . . . Who can it be, and what will happen next?
Tove Jansson£6.99 £6.50
It was a day that really ought to be filled with adventure... Moomintroll and his friends have heard of the legend of the Ocean's Song - held inside a shell, which only its finder can hear. Snufkin takes them to the island of the Hattifatteners but the friends have to turn back to escape a thunderstorm! Will they find the Ocean's Song, and get home in one piece?A brand new picture book adventure based on the beloved Moomin characters by Tove Jansson perfect for all Moomin fans young and old.
Sam Boughton£6.99 £6.50
oe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. Once day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens! Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. A charming story about the important of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!
Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski£6.99 £6.50
A 40th anniversary edition of the children's classic picture book, Meg and Mog. Meg and Mog are off to a wild Hallowe'en party with all the other witches! But when they cast their Hallowe'en spell, something goes a bit wrong, and the spell goes off with a BANG! Meg and Mog is the perfect story for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes. 'A brilliant coorindation of text and pictures' Sunday Times'Wonderful' Sunday Telegraph 'A winning combination' Time Out
Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski£8.99 £8.36
Meg and Mog have been casting their unique spell for 40 years. This bumper volume includes three favourite stories about them: Meg's Veg, Mog at the Zoo and Meg up the Creek. With their simple text and boldly graphic pictures the Meg and Mog picture books are perfect for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, shapes and sounds.
Helen Nicoll£8.99 £8.36
Three spellbinding Meg and Mog stories - by Helen Nicoll and Jan PienkowskiThere are surprises galore for Meg, Mog and Owl in these three classic Meg and Mog stories: Meg's Eggs, Meg at Sea and Mog in the Fog. As ever, Meg casts her spells with the best of intentions but always with hilarious results. Children will love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes in this bumper volume, perfect for sharing or reading alone.
Beatrice Alemagna£12.99 £12.08
A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children's author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savannah, seeks excitement and opportunity in the city of light. On arrival in Paris the lion is disappointed to find that despite his size, people barely pay attention to him, not even when he lets out a ferocious roar on the busy Metro. Taking in the sights and sounds of Paris this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding our own identity.
Alice Melvin£9.99 £9.29
Sally has a list of 10 items she needs to buy. Open the flaps to see inside the shops, where unusual things are going on. Should those wild animals be upstairs in the pet shop? Will the plates fall off the wall in Mr Cooper's China Shop? And can Sally find everything on her list? Each shop is depicted through this charming story in Alice Melvin's trademark, highly detailed illustrations, that both hark back to a previous age and remain strongly contemporary.
Alice Melvin£12.99 £12.08
Often, after school, Sally goes to her grandmother's house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to reach the biscuit tin on the highest shelf in the pantry. But where is Grandma? Children will love exploring the rooms in Grandma's House, peering through its cut-out pages from one room to the next and journeying high up into the fold-out attic in search of Sally's grandma. Highly detailed and intricately illustrated in Alice Melvin's trademark style, Grandma's House is evidence of one of Britain's shining stars of illustration going from strength to strength.
Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg£12.99 £12.08
Once upon a bicycle, so they sayThe Jolly Postman came one day . . . Join the Jolly Postman on his rounds as he delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and more! This classic and innovate story includes six envelopes with pull-out letters and cards