Just Like Jasper
By Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
A bright, colourful picture book for very young children in which the reader helps Jasper choose how to spend his birthday money. Jasper plays with just about everything in the toyshop. But what will he eventually buy? Simple text with appealing illustrations.
By Chloe Melody
Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When Bella is picked to dance in a movie starring Jet Rogerson, the most famous, most gorgeous young Hollywood star in the world, she is completely star struck! But when word gets out of the secret studio location the set gets mobbed with screaming fangirls who all want a glimpse of Jet. It looks as if they might have to call off the scene and Bella is devastated. Will she get her moment to dance with the super dreamy star? It's lights, camera... jiving!A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.'It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!' Grace, 7'The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!' Aimee, 10'It made me think I was really at Strictly!' Lucy, 7'I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters.' Josie, 7'The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching.' Sigalia, 7'I can't wait to read the next book.' Susan, 8'I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book.' Eden, 8'Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!' Levana, 8'I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters.' Mira, 8'So much fun - especially the dancing bits!' Janine, 7'ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!' Sterrett, 7'It's really good!' Leora, 6
Jolly Good Food
By Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy, Mark Beech
Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full of yummy recipes, lively artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's stories, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. It's the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. There are 42 exciting new recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy, with fabulous illustrations by Mark Beech and glorious food photography too.
By Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
From the award-winning creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper comes a new edition of a picture book classic - perfect for children finding out about nature and how things grow. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.Jasper plants a bean. He waits for it to grow into a beanstalk all week. How long will he have to wait before he can start looking for giants?'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' The Independent
Jack Draws Anything
By Jack Henderson
After a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p, six-year-old Jack came up with the idea to 'draw anything' in return for donations to the hospital that treats his two-year-old brother. His parents set up a website and thought they might make £100. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and had raised over £10,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.Parents Ed and Rose with Jack, Toby and Noah appeared on the Fern Britton Show and Jack's project was featured on Russell Howard's Good News four times. Coverage by STV news, BBC news, and CBBC Newsround have all helped spread the word about this creative and generous little boy. Jack is slowly but steadily drawing the requested pictures which range from a 'dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly' (#1) to 'my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man' (#80). He doesn't draw every day, only when he wants to, and his parents estimate that he'll finish at the end of August. For the latest drawings, or to make a donation yourself, visit jackdrawsanything.com.
Jack and Jill
By Kate Willis-Crowley
A wonderful book to read aloud and share, this favourite nursery rhyme is brought to life by Kate Willis-Crowley.Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after...With instructions for making your own Jack and Jill finger puppets at the end of the story, this book is one to treasure.