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Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd

Picturebook

Come on an amazing journey with 14 children as they grow from birth to 18 years old, learning new skills, exploring new worlds, standing up for their own and others’ rights – and following their dreams.

Created with real children, who sent messages of empathy, reassurance and hope, You Can! will inspire young people of all ages to be empowered and believe in themselves.

This is a ground-breaking book from author and co-founder of Inclusive Minds, Alexandra Strick, with a visual narrative by international picture book star, Steve Antony.

Picturebook

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 take care of, something that will connect her for ever with the forest she loves. Happy birthday, Eco Girl!

An inspirational and heart-warming book for younger children that shows the importance of looking after the trees in our world.

Non-fiction

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! is inspired and endorsed by the ‘Red List’ database maintained by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently the list includes over 70,000 species known to be at risk, but it grows larger all the time.

Picturebook

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 Pockets explores new beginnings, care for nature and, above all, home.

Chapter book

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, the day when Amma makes yummy dosa , Indian pancakes. And last but not least, Nikhil and Jay help to lead a campaign to save their local library from closing.

The Nikhil and Jay stories are perfect for children moving on from picture books to longer stories, helped by Soofiya’s lively and characterful illustrations.

Poetry

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 new poet who is also a brilliant performer of her work in schools and festivals.

Poetry

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 library.

Packed with James Carter’s most popular and requested poems, plus 8 brand new poems, this is an important collection from one of the top children’s poets writing today.

Poetry

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 world. Includes fascinating information about the creatures depicted.

Poetry

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.

Poems about nature and protecting our planet mingle with puzzle poems, riddles, family life and belonging, in this magical and warm-hearted new collection from an acclaimed poet and performer in schools and at festivals across the UK.

Picturebook

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.

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