By Shaun Tan
A stunning new picture book for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, from Academy Award winner Shaun Tan.Cicada work in tall building.Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.No sick day. No mistake.Tok Tok Tok!Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, something truly extraordinary happens . . . A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked but dreams of magic, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator. This is Shaun Tan's first author-illustrator book in five years, and his most important and moving fable since The Arrival.
Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up
By Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Oh no! Santa has got stuck down the chimney while delivering presents to the Three Little Pigs...Create your own hilarious festive fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. Enjoy hundreds of novelty stories.A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds.Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian
Class One Farmyard Fun
By Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
This hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm follows the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time!Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers...Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus ReviewsRead about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk
Claude All at Sea
By Alex T. Smith
Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.The first picture book starring the delightful canine Claude, following the much-loved fiction series. Perfect for Claude's youngest fans. Are you ready for a rollicking seafaring adventure? In true Claude style, the fearless canine swooshes out of the house via the bathtub. Out at sea and joined by trusted companion, Sir Bobblysock, Claude meets mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster?Praise for the Claude series:'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' MetroClaude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
The Case of the Broken Game
By Enid Blyton
Meet Noddy, Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.A fun-filled mini-storybook for fans of the brand-new CGI TV Noddy Toyland Detective series, screening on Milkshake from May 2016.Noddy is Toyland's new detective. If there's something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the Car are the investigating dream team who find out what's going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where tablet, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
Colour with Splosh!
By David Melling
This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colours for the very young and great to read aloud.Small children will fall in love with Splosh as he searches for his fluffy duck friends and discovers colours along the way!Don't miss Splosh! - the first book in the series and a brilliant introduction to counting.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. Daily Mail
The Case of the Hiding Pirates
By Enid Blyton
Meet Noddy the wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.The second fun-filled mini-storybook for fans of the brand-new CGI TV Noddy Toyland Detective series, screening on Milkshake from May 2016.Noddy is Toyland's new detective. If there's something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the Car are the investigating dream team who find out what's going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where book, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
Can I Tell You a Secret?
By Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
A charming tale about being brave and sharing your worries, from the author and illustrator of You Are (Not) Small and That's (Not) Mine!Pssst! Monty the frog has a secret. Promise not to tell? He can't swim! And he's terrified of water! What is he going to do?Luckily, when he's persuaded to tell his parents, they are very understanding. In fact, his dad has a secret of his own...The simple text from Anna Kang and bold illustrations from the New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about sharing your worries and facing your fears. Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com. Praise for You are (Not) Small: "Charming characters, a clever plot and a quiet message tucked inside a humorous tale." Kirkus Reviews
Christmas Fun Sticker Activities
By Simon Abbott
Colour, sticker, puzzle and play all the way through the holidays and beyond with this brilliantly silly Christmas sticker activity book! Packed full of activities including make-your-own Christmas decorations, cut-out-and-keep elf mask, odd-one-out snowmen, how to draw Santa, Christmas tree maze, hide-and-seek reindeer, jokes, board games and much, much more!With over 500 stickers this book will make Christmas even more fun!
By Roger Hargreaves
Count along with Count Worm!Enjoy learning about numbers with some fun and flexible worms! Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Count Worm was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
Chesney Runs into Trouble
By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Chesney the Cheetah has entered the Champion of Champions Cheetah Chase Race. But he trains so super duper hard and runs so super duper fast that his spots can't keep up and all fall off! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian BookshopTo find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com
Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown
By Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back and this time they're on a mission to cheer up one very unhappy teddy bear. But, no matter what they try, the teddy bear is STILL miserable. Emily Brown has had ENOUGH!With an important message that children will understand, this is storytelling at its best, from an exciting creative team in children's books.'Will both delight fans, and give them something to reflect on. Layton's illustrations are a joy, matching the text perfectly.' - BooksellerWritten by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/
The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train
By Peter Bently, Steve Cox
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a pacy rhyming adventure, perfect for any child who loves trains. When a naughty little mouse steals cheese from the station master, a battle between cat and mouse follows! But they put their differences aside when a big, red steam train comes tearing down the track straight towards them! Exquisitely illustrated, this cat and mouse chase is a truly memorable ride that will be good for many repeated trips.'This is a book that children will really enjoy... It's a book that will give children's sense of adventure a boost up the bottom.' - Rhino Reads
By Fiona Roberton
Cars and Trains
By Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
Can you see a vroom, vroom sports car and a choo choo train?With a handy strap and an innovative sticky pad that can be stuck to a variety of surfaces - from car windows to tables to high chairs - this bright, crinkly cloth book is bursting with favourite vehicles to spot. Little ones will want to take it wherever they go!
By Ellie Sandall
Perfect for any child who worries about being different, this beautiful story by new talent Ellie Sandall celebrates friendship and understanding.Mango is a little bird with a BIG problem. Her best bear friend Blue copies everything she does! But when Mango flies off in a huff, Blue can't follow and soon Mango starts to feel lonely... Where is her copycat bear?Ellie is holding interactive workshops at the Edinburgh Festival and Hay Festival.
Catch Us If You Can-Can!
By Alex T. Smith
The dastardly duo from Egg returns in this delightfully silly tale. The utterly charming Foxy Dubois and Alphonso the Alligator put on their dancing shoes to commit the crime of the century! But when they hit the dance floor, things start to go terribly wrong...Egg was selected by CBeebies Bedtime Stories and was the Book of the Week at Peters' Bookselling Services.Alex T. Smith is also the author of the extraordinary fiction series Claude which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Praise for Egg: 'A delightfully silly tale of a fox that wants to eat an egg. Alex T Smith's quirky illustrations help sell the absurdity. Recommended.' The BookbagFollow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk/
By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
A witty and warm tell-the-time book, created by Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog, and Mary McQuillan.Cluck O' Clock is a tell-the-time book with a difference. It recounts a day in the life of a group of chickens - each with individual and distinct personalities - as they fill their lives with food, exercise, visiting - and waiting for the fox.Teaches children to tell the time in a fun, but informative way.'... teachers and librarians will be happy to give this tale a few minutes in story hours about chickens or clocks'. - Kirkus Reviews
By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
Long ago on the Great African Plains, it was so dry before the rain came that all the animals were hot, and thirsty, and hungry. All, that is, except Cross Crocodile. This is the story of how Monkey tricked Crocodile into sharing his food with the other animals.
Class Three All At Sea
By Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay. They saw soggy sea lions skimming stones, but they didn't see the skull and crossbones! Watch Class Three as they sail away, unaware of the pirates in their wake! Will they become helpless captives, or will they manage to outwit the fearsome crew?"A funny, quirky story, likely to appeal to many small children. The lovely, bright colours make it very attractive." - The BookbagLook out for Class Two a the Zoo, voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children it won the Stockport Schools Book award.Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk