By Jo Weaver
Little Mouse and the Red Wall
By Britta Teckentrup
What lies beyond the Red Wall? Mouse's friends don't know - but that doesn't stop them feeling scared. Can Mouse find the courage to travel into the unknown, where a world of freedom and possibility awaits?From Global Illustration Excellence Award winner Britta Teckentrup comes a simple and beautiful tale about facing our fears, welcoming change and discovering freedom - perfect for even the youngest children. Lift the stylish dust jacket to reveal the colourful, decorative cover beneath. This beautiful jacketed hardback is the perfect gift for a loved one! Look out for more books from Britta Teckentrup:The Memory TreeMy Hand in Your HandNever Take a Bear to School
By Danny Baker, Pippa Curnick
A magnificently funny first picture book by Danny Baker, the popular comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter. Illustrated by rising star Pippa Curnick.Lucie Goose lives all alone in a house at the edge of the woods. She has never met or spoken to another animal of any sort until... a wolf, bear and lion turn up on her doorstep and go Rraaaarrrrrr! She should start screaming. She should run away. But Lucie Goose isn't very good at being scared. What will she do?Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two remarkable talents.
Love Matters Most
By Mij Kelly, Gerry Turley
A stunning and uplifting picture book celebrating the special bond between a parent and child.There are many amazing things - faraway stars that glitter and gleam and snowflakes that melt to a tear - but nothing is as wonderful as a mother's love for her child.Yes, the world's full of treasures and fabulous sights,but when bear finds her cub, who was lost in the night,she cuddles him warm and cuddles him close, and knows, above all, that love matters most.A story of love, family, the power of hope, and our longing to be close to those people who matter to us, stunningly illustrated. Find Mij Kelly at mijkelly.com or on Twitter @mijinyork and Gerry Turley at gerryturley.com.
The Lion Who Wanted To Love
By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this rhyming board book story about a brave little lion who dares to be different ...Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends with them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of his pride? Learn how Leo's kindness brings happiness to the jungle in this colourful picture book story. Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.
Little Red Riding Hood
By Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sophie Rohrbach
"What big ears you have!" "All the better to hear you with, my dear!" Little Red Riding Hood is a tale of suspense and trickery with lots of thrilling twists and repetitive phrases. Both peril and humour bubble from every page, from the cunning wolf to the brave grandmother.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. In this story they are invited to spot the differences between the scenes and name all the things in Little Red Riding Hood's basket.Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk.
By Jo Weaver
A touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub.Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By her side, half asleep and blinking in the spring sunshine, wobbled a tiny cub...Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Their journey will take them through summer and autumn and winter, always together, always discovering. With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.Visit Jo at joweaver.co.uk
Let's Do It
By Cheryl Orsini
Two energetic children show that they can do all the things their favourite machines do: Helicopters buzz as they swoop through the sky. Spaceships shoot up, up, up to the moon. Let's fly up high on the swings! Cheryl Orsini's vibrant artwork captures all the energy and busyness of machines at work and children at play, making LET'S DO IT perfect for machine-mad kids everywhere.
Love You, Mum
By Karen Hull
I love you in the morning.'Wake up, sleepyhead.'I love you at breakfast.'Time to get you fed.'I love your piggyback rides.'Hold on tight, let's go.'I love you when we sing together.'Do re mi fa so.'In this lovely picture book, Karen Hull's gorgeous, life-like illustrations of Australian animals are matched with a heart-warming story that celebrates the everyday love between mothers and their young children at every time of the day.
The Little Bad Wolf
By Sam Bowring, Lachlan Creagh
Little Bad Wolf dreams of being big and bad, wreaking havoc wherever he goes - just like his grandad, the Big Bad Wolf, before him. He does his best to make trouble around the neighbourhood, especially for Mrs Pig! But does he live up to his grandfather's fearsome reputation?Fans of SHREK will love the fabulous and funny THE LITTLE BAD WOLF - from the illustrator of WOMBAT WENT A'WALKING.
The Lion Inside
By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
From the Roald-Dahl-Funny-Prize winning artist behind smash hit, Oi Frog! comes a feelgood story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion.The Lion Inside has taken the bookshops by storm, and, with bright, bold artwork and rhyming text from Rachel Bright, this chunky board book edition is perfect for even the littlest of fans.This stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed' - Parents in Touch
Love You Hoo
By Rachel Bright
A snuggly, cuddly, joyful celebration of love from Rachel Bright, creator of the multi-million-selling The Bright Side greetings card and gift range.Cuddle up now, little one, let's snuggle wing-to-wing.Are you feeling safe and warm? Ok then, let's begin . . . Join Little Owl and Big Owl as they cuddle up at bedtime, thinking of the special times they've had together and all the exciting adventures the future holds.From Rachel Bright, creator of the bestselling Love Monster and the million-selling lifestyle brand The Bright Side, this joyous, call-it-from-the-treetops celebration of love is perfect for sharing again and again."Told in rhyme, you can't help but singing this book rather than reading. I adored it as much as my daughter did." Natasha Harding, Sun
Life on Earth
There are endless facts to learn about living things, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how plants and animals work? They adapt and grow thanks to some incredible processes - and understanding them is the key to understanding life on earth. It's time to discover how animals reproduce, how plants protect themselves and how living things adapt. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the astonishing flora and fauna on our planet - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How plants make energyHow plants reproduceHow animals reproduceHow predators huntHow living things adaptHow animals seeHow animals smellHow animals feelHow plants protect themselvesHow animals protect themselvesHow animals survive a shortageHow living things are recycled The Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Machines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
Let Me Be a Girl
By Avery Jackson
The inspirational story, told in her own words, of 7-year-old Avery Jackson, who was assigned male at birth, but has now transitioned into a young girl, tells the story of how she realised she was a girl and how she helped her parents and friends to understand her transition. Her heart-warming story covers themes of friendship, bullying and self-esteem. Whether you're into dolls, ninja warriors or teddy bears, climbing trees, taekwondo or ballet, this book lets readers know that it's okay to be who you want to be. Avery's words are incredibly wise and articulate for such a young person and she will undoubtably provide support and inspiration to other families in similar situations.
L is for London
By Paul Thurlby
An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of London as never before - through the eyes of an award-winning illustrator. Paul Thurlby takes us from A for Abbey Road, through K for Kew Gardens to Z for London Zoo in this striking book.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
By Kay Barnham
My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around the amazing city of London. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for a trip to the city, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Climb the tallest buildings, and head underground to learn facts and figures about the smelliest plant in the capital, build bridges over the river Thames and the number of bathrooms in Buckingham Palace.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
Lights! Camera! Action!
By Alex T. Smith
Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can! Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Alex T. Smith is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Praise for Claude:'...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - MetroFollow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
Little Bears go on a Picnic
By Heather Maisner, Tomislav Zlatic
Little Bears have a Picnic is a book with a difference! The cheeky little bears are so excited, they can't keep still. They keep knocking things over and playing hide-and-seek. Children can help Big Bear by working out where everything should go, and then flip the changing-picture page to find out if they're right!The book has lots of detail and is brightly illustrated to engage small children. It helps them explore their world and stretches their powers of observation, vocabulary and understanding.It is part of a series of charming picture books - why not discover the little bears at school, going shopping and going to bed.
Let's Go to Sleep
By Maisie Reade, Laura Huliska-Beith
If your child struggles to drift off at night, Let's Go to Sleep is the answer. This beautifully illustrated story is the only book you need for calm, relaxed bedtimes, night after night.Let's Go to Sleep is specially designed to soothe your child to sleep, helping them wind down and relax at the end of the day. Including five simple and effective steps to help ease your child to sleep, this lulling story features techniques and prompts that effortlessly encourage both reader and listener to breathe deep and dream. So enter the magical Forest of Dreams and follow Mama Bird as she leads a drowsy crew of animal friends on the gentle journey to sleep.Book features:- Opportunities to personalise the text and include your child's name in the story- Cues to help readers slow down and use their voices more effectively for bedtime- Deep breathing embedded in the narrative to maximise relaxation for both adult and child
By Margaret Cort, John Cort
First published 50 years ago by Hodder, this striking picture book is a special anniversary edition.Once upon a time there were two friends, called Eric and Oleg.When Eric's house burns down, Oleg invites him to stay. Soon Eric is eating Oleg out of house and home and being extremely ungrateful. But when Eric gives Oleg a coat with silver buttons by mistake, Oleg's fortunes look like they're on the mend!A timeless story about friendship and helping others.Ben Cort - the best-selling illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants, among others - has written an introductory letter to this edition of his parents' book.