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In this empowering picture book by award-winning author Caryl Hart, one small girl inspires her whole village to plant a beautiful forest on the mountain.

When a little girl’s grandad shows her a picture of what the great, grey mountain used to look like, she can’t wait to plant a new forest and for the animals to return. Although the girl soon realises growing trees isn’t easy, she doesn’t give up. After many weeks, a little patch of green appears on the mountain and gives the whole village hope. Then, one day, a terrible storm comes tearing up the valley, destroying every single one of the girl’s saplings. Has all her hard work been for nothing? Or has it inspired those around her to share her dream?
In this lyrical and hopeful picture book, one girl’s imagination, determination and positivity motivates a whole community to work together to create something amazing that will last forever. With subtle addresses to the reader, children and grown-ups will feel empowered to tackle global issues such as deforestation and realise that, in the words of Greta Thunberg, ‘No one is too small to make a difference’.

This is an uplifting tale for our time, inspired by Jean Giorno’s The Man Who Planted Trees, written by Caryl Hart, author of Girls Can Do Anything! (illustrated by Ali Pye), and with evocative artwork by Anastasia Suvorova.

Perfect for fans of Amazon bestseller Somebody Swallowed Stanley and acclaimed picture book Greta and the Giants.

Caryl Hart is the author of books and series including The Princess and the . . . and How to Grow a Dinosaur. She has won many awards including a Magnola Book Award, the Geoffrey Trease Prize for Children’s Writing, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award and the Stockport Brilliant Book Awards.
Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

Non-fiction

First Atlas is the perfect introduction to world geography for your 5+ year old. Clearly labelled map on every spread, highlighting key towns, cities and geographical features Fact and activity panels throughout encourage your child to cement what they have learnt Includes a 700 x 900 mm world map poster Young readers will explore and discover the world using the appealing, contemporary artwork. Each page covers a particular region of the world and contains a clearly labelled, colourful map. Engaging text, fun facts and plenty of features to spot help children’s confidence to grow in using an atlas.

Picturebook

Journey across the globe with the Moon during the holy month of Ramadan, and discover how Muslims and non-Muslims alike can celebrate the Islamic month, ending with Eid!

This joyful and welcoming picture book captures the meaning of Ramadan, one of the world’s most important celebrations​, and explains the cultural differences across different countries by sharing the various practices – from the call to prayer, to sharing home-cooked food, and the art of henna.

With lyrical prose, beautiful illustrations, and a helpful fact page and glossary, this is the perfect gift book or introduction to Ramadan and Eid for all children.

Picturebook

A joyful and big-hearted celebration of the joys and traditions of the holy month of Ramadan around the world.

Ramadan Kareem!
The holy month of mercy
and blessings has begun.

A joyful picture book that celebrates the joys and traditions of the holy month of Ramadan around the world. Join the characters and their families as they engage in a time of increased spirituality, fasting, prayer, charity, self-reflection, gratitude and empathy in the Muslim faith.

With a lyrical text and vibrant, detailed illustrations that move together through the different aspects of this important holiday, as well as a glossary and facts page, this book is fun and informative for young readers and grown-ups alike.

From the creators of the critically acclaimed picture book In My Mosque (2021), winner of the English Association English 4-11 Picture Book Awards, Non-fiction 4-7 Category.

Picturebook

Zahra hugs her cherished teddy bear and prays that Ramadan will bring her a longed-for sister. When her bear subsequently goes missing, Zahra finds herself grappling with intense feelings of loss. Over the next few weeks, as she volunteers with her mother at a local shelter for asylum seekers, Zahra befriends a displaced child, resulting in a newfound sense of gratitude and an unexpected Ramadan blessing.

Non-fictionPicturebook

Unfold a world of discovery with this beautiful science-based picture book with a giant fold-out map

Tiny, Floating Coral tells the fascinating story of coral, tiny animals that create vast underwater cities where so many other sea creatures live, feed, hide and bring up their young. It starts with a tiny coral planula floating through the ocean in a soup of plankton, looking for a place to settle, divide and grow. The story progresses in a way that builds understanding for young children so they learn about the different types of coral, how they grow and start a colony to become part of the Great Barrier Reef, and why it needs protection. The book is packed with additional facts for confident readers, touching on KS1 primary science topics: life cycles, food chains, habitats, oceans and islands, and marine life. Delicate, colourful illustrations bring the story to life.

At the back of the book there is a giant fold-out world map that includes a fun I-Spy game to take children back into the book to find the sea creatures.

A brilliant addition to any home or school library with lots of detail that will be returned to again and again.

Look out for more science-based picture books in the Start Small, Think Big series including Small, Speckled Egg and Little, Brown Nut.

Ideal for 5 to 8 year olds and perfect for any home or school library.

Picturebook

Dora really, really doesn’t like parties! They are too loud and too busy. Maybe she won’t have to go if a gorilla steals her party dress or if a giant frog eats her shoe!

But…what if Dora could find a nice quiet place at the party, and someone else who doesn’t like noisy parties? Then they could have a lovely time – in their own way. and that would be…absolutely, completely, totally and perfectly OK!

Picturebook

Island boy Aaron loves the sea. But he’s a bit scared of going under the water.

Then one day Aaron finds an octopus stranded on the beach. And as he helps Dad return it to the water, something amazing happens… a moment of magic between the boy and the octopus.

Can Aaron lose his fear and go underwater? Maybe now he can help look after the sea creatures and be… Aqua Boy!

Picturebook

We went to the seaside, Mum, Pip and me.
To play in the sand dunes and splash in the sea,
We’d have SO MUCH fun, I had it all planned!
As soon as we got there . . . I RAN FOR THE SAND!

But one little girl gets SO MUCH MORE than she bargained for after her day out at the beach – with the most hilarious consequences!

From superstar fiction author Michelle Harrison and bestselling illustrator David Tazzyman comes the first book in a laugh-out-loud series set to become a family favourite.

Picturebook

A moving and magical picture book about the love between a young girl and the moon

“Luna’s here, there’s no need to fear.”

Bekah loves the moon, and she knows the moon loves her too. Each night, when shadows or strange noises frighten her, she is visited by Luna, who bathes the room in moonlight and chases away her fears. But as Luna appears less and less often, Bekah begins to doubt whether her love was ever real. When Luna returns, Bekah finds that even when someone can’t always be by your side, their love never leaves you.

From the author of Daddy Do My Hair and the highly acclaimed Onyeka series, Tolá Okogwu, and FAB prize shortlisted illustrator, Abeeha Tariq.

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