The King’s Pants

the kings pants

The King cannot rule without his Royal Pants. He has a pair for every occasion: coronation pants (he can’t be crowned without them), organic pants (edible in royal emergencies) and even inflatable space-pants (because one never knows when they might come in handy). But in a boxer-shorts blunder at the Royal Mail, the King’s undies […]

Bear Has a Story to Tell

bear has a story to tell

It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell . . . And so Bear sets out to tell his friends, but with winter fast approaching they are all far too busy to listen. By the time Bear is through helping his friends get ready for winter, […]

The Polar Express

the polar express

Discover The Polar Express, a true Christmas classic. “Magical” Guardian “Evocative and atmospheric” Sunday Times “A thrilling tale” Independent All aboard the Polar Express to the North Pole! Follow one boy’s journey to receive a very special gift from Santa himself: a bell that only true believers in Father Christmas can hear ring. Discover the […]

Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl

Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl

When a group of bullies steal a poor newspaper boy’s money, his bag suddenly flies into the air and the newspapers transform into Origami Girl. Joey is whisked away on away on a hair-raising chase with his new superhero friend in order to confront the bullies!

Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life

A madcap new story from Sue Cheung, winner of the Diverse Book Award, filled with belly-laughs and packed with drawings! Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Sam Wu. Maddy Yip is perfectly happy in life, until she realises that everyone she knows has a talent – except for her! Maddy is determined to change […]

The Hunter

One day while playing hunters in the hot dry African bush, Jamina finds a baby elephant whimpering besides its dead mother. As Jamina bravely helps the little orphaned elephant, she vows that she will never be a real hunter . . .

When Sadness Comes to Call

Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 and the V&A Book Cover Award 2020! When Sadness arrives, try not to be afraid: give it a name, listen to it and spend some time together. Maybe all it wants is to know that it’s welcome. This beautiful debut by author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant […]

Cuckoo Summer

Summer 1940. As the cuckoo sings out across the Lake District, life is about to change for ever for local boy Tommy and his friend Sally, the mysterious evacuee girl who lives on the neighbouring farm. When they find a wounded Nazi airman in the woods, Sally persuades Tommy not to report it but to […]

Hom

Hom is the last of his kind. I don’t know what kind of creature he is, and nobody knows he exists… apart from me. When a boy washes up on a desert island, he is sure he’s on his own in the world. But there’s someone else living there: Hom, a peace-loving creature who has […]

Count

Brandon is a boaster – he says he is brilliant at lots of things. Then he is challenged to count up to ten million. So Brandon starts: one, two, three… and before long he is up to one thousand. Everyone around him is bewildered and annoyed: his friend Waris, his teachers and Miss Hexx, the […]

Cally & Jimmy: Twins in Trouble

Four stories in one! I have a twin brother. Everyone calls him Jimmy, which is sort of the English version of Dimitri, his actual Greek name. Our mum’s Greek, you see. I’m Cally, short for Calista, which means, I don’t want to sound big-headed or anything, ‘most beautiful’. I’m not sure about Dimitri, but if […]

Susan Laughs

Susan laughs, she sings, she flies, she swings. She’s good, she’s bad, she’s happy and she’s sad. In fact, Susan is just like everybody else, even though she is in a wheelchair.

Dadaji’s Paintbrush

Discover that bereavement can be a beginning, not an ending, in this beautiful story of one boy’s grief when he loses his beloved grandfather. Dadaji loves to teach others to paint, especially his grandson. But after Dadaji passes away, the boy can’t bear to use the favourite paintbrush his grandfather left for him. When a […]

Ten Fat Sausages

Ten fat sausages sizzling in the pan… decide to escape, if they can! Come on a great escape through the kitchen as we follow each sausage that decides to make a run for it. Will they succeed or will the cat, blender, plug hole or fan prove their downfall? Michelle Robinson’s no-holds-barred humour is perfectly […]

I Love You Blue Kangaroo

Every night Blue Kangaroo falls fast asleep, cuddled in Lily’s arms. But as new toy animals start arriving, Blue Kangaroo worries that there just isn’t enough room for him anymore. When he goes missing, Lily looks everywhere for him and it turns out NONE of the other toys mean as much to her as her […]

Luna Loves Dance

Discover the joy of dancing and the importance of family, whatever your culture, ability or style with Luna! When Luna dances, she feels like the world’s volume turns up, like all colours brighten, like sunlight sparkles behind every cloud. But when she takes her dance exam she ducks, dives, spins and… falls. Luna thinks she […]

When the Sky Falls

1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis. As the weeks pass, bonds deepen […]

Get the Ball

Tom and his gran are playing penalty shoot-out when things go wrong and the football escapes… Now, wherever it leads them, from the park to the highstreet and beyond to the depths of the ocean and way up high in the sky, Tom and Gran must “Get that ball!”

Wonder Goal!

Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you’ve done that, who knows what the future might hold?

Luna Loves Library Day

Every 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. An inspiring story from one of the UK’s greatest […]

Way Home

It’s night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the ‘Spitfire, Kitten Number One,’ home with him. No gang […]

Joan Procter Dragon Doctor

Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets… While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere – she even […]

Tuesday

In this ingenious and imaginative – nearly wordless – picture book, frogs in a pond lift off on their lily pads and fly to a nearby town where they zoom through a woman’s living room, encounter a dog playing in his yard, and distract a bathrobe-clad citizen from his midnight snack. Who knows what will […]

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

“His disappearance is not the only mystery left behind. What were the stories that went with these drawings? There are some clues…” Who is Harris Burdick? Where did he disappear to? And how was he going to finish his stories? Chris Van Allsburg presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title […]

Two Monsters

Two monsters live on either side of a mountain. Sometimes they talk through the hole in the mountain, but they never see each other. One evening, they get into a silly argument about whether day is departing or night is arriving, which escalates into a rock throwing fight, which eventually destroys the mountain, and enables […]

I Don’t Want to Wash My Hands!

I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!

The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about the nasties, the dirties and all the other horrible things that lurk and make you ill . . .

Once Upon an Ordinary School Day

It was an ordinary morning when the ordinary boy woke up, and it was an ordinary journey to school – but then Mr Gee bounced into the classroom and everything changed. Mr Gee plays rousing music which thunders around the classroom, and asks what it makes them think of. The dull grey world has been […]

Badger’s Parting Gifts

Badger is so old that he knows he must soon die, so he does his best to prepare his friends. When he finally passes away, they are grief-stricken, but one by one they remember the special things he taught them during his life. By sharing their memories, they realise that although Badger is no longer […]

Luna Loves Art

Luna Loves Art

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 […]

The Proudest Blue

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 hijab – made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, […]

The Yes

In a soft comfy nest in a safe warm place there snoozed a great big orange thing called the Yes. He was snug, but the Yes had a Where to go to. So he left his nest and went trundling out. But the Where was an endless place of Nos. They teemed and seethed. They […]

After the Fall

After the fall, Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg. Life is tough: he’s so afraid of heights, he can’t even bear to climb onto his bed, or reach his favourite cereal on the top shelf at the supermarket. But one day, fuelled by his passion for bird-watching, he decides to conquer his fears and something […]

Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl

Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl

When a group of bullies steal a poor newspaper boy’s money, his bag suddenly flies into the air and the newspapers transform into Origami Girl. Joey is whisked away on away on a hair-raising chase with his new superhero friend in order to confront the bullies!

Is it Because?

is it because

A little boy is wondering why he is bullied by his classmate Peregrine Ffrogg. He asks himself various questions: ‘Is it because he misses his mum? Is it because he still sucks his thumb? Is it because he smells like a pike? Is it because he can’t ride a bike?’ And the questions he asks […]

Elmer and the Big Bird

One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. How strange! Soon he finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully – and succeed!

Centipede’s 100 Shoes

When a centipede trips over, and hurts his foot, the only thing for him to do is obtain a set of shoes for all of his feet . . . That is a lot of shoes! Now it could take him longer to get dressed than to do anything else. So, after a rethink, he […]

Troll Stinks!

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer’s mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games… until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! […]

Elmer and the Rainbow

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? […]

Snail Trail

Slimy Snail sets out on a trail. But where exactly does he go? Up a hill, over a bridge, down a slope . . . Things are not always as they seem in this delightful outdoor adventure by the acclaimed Ruth Brown.

The Weaver

Stanley is a spider, a weaver and a collector. On his web he collects seeds, twigs, leaves and all kinds of precious things he cannot name. Stanley is very proud of his collection, but what can one tiny spider do when it is washed away? In this stunning, deceptively simple and thoughtful debut from animator, […]

The Bug Collector

After George visits the Museum of Wildlife with Grandad, all he can think about is bugs! The very next day he goes out hunting, but he soon finds there are no more insects left in the garden, and the ones he has captured in jars don’t look very happy… George is about to learn exactly […]

Ten Seeds

If you plant ten seeds, what do you get? Follow nature’s wonderful cycle in this engaging counting book with a difference!

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets… While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere – she even […]

Bug Collector

After George visits the Museum of Wildlife with Grandad, all he can think about is bugs! The very next day he goes out hunting, but he soon finds there are no more insects left in the garden, and the ones he has captured in jars don’t look very happy… George is about to learn exactly […]

The Great Explorer

When a famous explorer goes missing in the North Pole, his son, Tom, decides he must find him. And so a daring adventure begins across the treacherous icy terrain of the North Pole. Will Tom be able overcome the many challenges ahead and find his father?

Seal Surfer

A boy and his grandfather watch as a baby seal is born on the rocks near their home and from that day a special friendship is created between them. Despite his disability, the boy is a keen surfer, and he enjoys many afternoons surfing with the seals. One day, however, he gets into trouble in […]

Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry

From Lollies Award-winning Michelle Robinson comes this busy story based on the tongue-twister, bursting with trucks, doggie drivers and colour! Red Lorry and Yellow Lorry must get to the construction site, but they have a snow-drift, a breakdown and a speeding tractor to contend with along the way… Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry: which one would […]

Flotsam

flotsam book

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam-anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there’s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share […]

Clem & Crab

Clem is an explorer, a collector and a protector of the seas. Treasure hunting on her beloved beach, she stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag. Crab will be much safer and happier in the city with Clem, but doesn’t he belong on the beach? A stunningly illustrated timely tale of cleaning […]

Dolphin Boy

Dolphin boy book

Discover this spellbinding story from former Children’s Laureate and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by multi-award-winning Michael Foreman. Jim lives in a Cornish fishing village – but since the fish disappeared, no one goes fishing any more. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand, and soon the whole village […]

Lightning Mary

Winner of the middle grade STEAM Book Prize, this chapter book is based on the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning. One stormy night, a group of villagers are struck by lightning. The only survivor is a baby – Mary Anning. From that moment on, a spark is lit within her. Growing up poor but […]

Tusk Tusk

Once, elephants came in two colours: black or white. They loved all other creatures – but each set wanted to destroy the other. Peace-loving elephants ran and hid in the deepest jungle while battle commenced. The war-mongers succeeded: for a long time it seemed that there were no elephants in the world at all, not […]

The Undefeated

WINNER OF THE CALDECOTT MEDAL, THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD, THE KATE GREENAWAY SHADOWER’S CHOICE AWARD AND A NEWBERY HONOR BOOK. This is for the unforgettable. The unafraid. The undefeated. From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history: the strength and bravery of everyday people and the […]

The Spots and the Dots

SHORTLISTED for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2021. An amazing reversible picture book that celebrates community and acceptance with artwork from award-winning artist Marion Deuchars. Choose to read from the perspective of the Spots or the Dots by turning this picture book upside down. Find the similarities in others and celebrate their differences. The Spots […]

Treason

Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King’s favourite, Will gains many enemies in Court. His enemies convince the King that Will’s father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison. Will flees Hampton Court and goes into hiding in the back streets of London. […]