One day Orangutan heard a faint noise. Hardly a noise at all – just a distant droning. Then there was a crash! Smoke seeped through the canopy… Orangutan and her family live in a vast emerald forest, bursting with life. She teaches her babies what food to eat, how to swing through trees, how to […]
All aboard for Kalamazoo! One ticket will let you… ride on an elephant, stay in a bug hotel, travel by train boat and plane, mingle with bears and minibeasts – and even meet an alien! All this and more, in 19 zippy poems to read aloud. This is a fantastic and eagerly awaited poetry collection […]
Oh, Komodo, no, Komodo, if what I hear is true, nothing but another Komodo should risk getting close to you! Every day is an adventure in this brilliant, eagerly awaited collection from one of the UK’s best loved poets. Find cats, dogs and dragons, a rock’n’roll iguana and the Rescue Centre for Mythical Beasts. Take […]
Eve loves all the trees in the forest near her home. She feels their magic, but her favourite is the Baobab tree. If only she could talk to the trees! Then, on a birthday visit to Grandma, deep in the forest, Eve gets a magical surprise. What could it be? It’s something that Eve must […]
Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how to help it survive. 15 wild and wonderful creatures, all on the IUCN Red List, need our help – this important book is interactive, engaging and informative, and will inspire children to save their planet! Red Alert! […]
The flood is over – but while Mr Noah builds a house out of the ark, Mrs Noah creates a garden. Luckily her famous pockets contain seeds and she has some help from the children – and the creatures. Midsummer morning brings some very special surprises! This magical story from the creators of Mrs Noah’s […]
In these four interlinked stories about Nikhil and Jay and their family, there’s always fun and mischief. Jay wants to do things by himself on his birthday, but sharing with Nikhil turns out to be more fun. They all go to visit Grandad and Nana, but where is the story dragon? Then it’s Pancake Day, […]
Tonight I fancy a flight, so I shuffle my short feathers and jump… Take off on a night flight, have a monster’s lunch, listen to birdsong, shout out the Apatosaurus rap and check out Alexander Fleming’s petri dish. The read the note Cinderella left for her Ugly Sisters! A spectacular debut collection from an exciting […]
Welcome to the weird, wild and wonderful world of James Carter! Expect to hear the moon speak, explore a magic wood and play air guitar. You’ll meet wolves, elephants and a dung beetle; you’ll get close to a gorilla and sing a lullaby to a woolly mammoth; you might even meet an alien in a […]
worm dreaming dreaming root and branch and whale and ant and dinosaur and dreaming you and me Black smokers, glacier worms and tardigrades… arctic terns, snow leopards and the Aleppo cat… living in the Abyss, conquering Everest, marvelling at the Northern Lights. An exciting and thought-provoking celebration of all that is extraordinary in the natural […]
I’m going to make this city green, a deep, shining green, right here where I lie I’ll make this city green. Look out for the tree that saved a town; dip your toe in the Milky Way; sing the City Seed Song; play in Kitty Cat Street – and then come home to Belonging Street. […]
One day Tom draws a tiger, inspired by his visit to the art gallery… That night, when Tom can’t sleep, the tiger pads out of his drawing and purrs, “Let’s go for a walk!” It’s the beginning of a magical and life-changing adventure, as the tiger helps Tom to overcome some of his biggest fears.
Pattan has an amazing pumpkin… it grows BIGGER than the goats, BIGGER than the elephants, until it is as TALL as the mountains. But can Pattan’s pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the storm-clouds burst and the waters rise ?
caterpillar caterpillar caterpillar cake it’s the only thing that my mum can make Would you like to eat a caterpillar cake? Join a rocket race into space? See crazy crocodiles at the zany zoo or play with a furry, purry cat? Wherever these 16 fun-filled poems lead you, they will brighten your day. Splashing at […]
Action Man, please move over You’re nothing but a plastic poser If there’s a job that you need done The one you want is Action Mum Be entranced by Circus Mum, find out what it’s like to have a Celebrity Mum, play the beautiful game with Football Mum, admire Hard-working Mum, School-Run-Mum and Stunt Mum, […]
What does it take to be an investigative journalist and discover the truth against all the odds? Daphne Caruana Galizia had a happy childhood with her family on the small island of Malta, loving books, stories and writing. When she succeeded in her ambition to become a journalist, she discovered that there was much to […]
Want to travel in a rocket? Search for a grumpy dragon? Make your very own monster? Visit a higgledy-piggledy farm? Well, hop into Zim Zam Zoom – for fun and adventures galore! Colours, animals, space, music, fairytale fireworks…! Here is a collection of poems especially written for performance. With delightful illustrations by a talented new […]
Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below. Overheard arguments, overheard laughter. A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies who kick you under the table; perfect red trainers – and the things that lurk in the library…. Award-winning poet Joseph […]
“He’s not scared of nothing. Nobody. Never. Nah. Which means that he is. Tough Kid. Not tough enough. I know – I once met his dad.” They’re all here…every kid in the class has their own poem. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The best friender and the kid […]
Shu Lin is starting at a new school. She stands alone in the playground and at lunchtime she eats by herself from little boxes of brightly coloured food. “What’s up with her?” says Barney. But when Shu Lin’s grandpa comes to school and shows the class his amazing Chinese paintings, everything changes…. With a stunning […]
I travelled once around the world On stars with flaming tails, And touched the colours of my dreams Along some silver trails. Look out for best friends, pancakes, and Grandad singing; discover a river dolphin, a poison dart frog and the most dangerous animal in the world; imagine a talking nose, meet the Zimbats of […]
Read about the Land of Blue, where it’s OK to feel sad, find ideas for what to do with worries or how to slow down when your head is full of hurry. Give yourself time to chill out, find quiet voices in noisy places and discover kindness in yourself and others. Then maybe your own […]
Come with a family as they travel out of danger to a safe place and meet all kinds of people who show them kindness along the way. This unique and beautiful counting book is full of empathy and hope for all children, everywhere.