Black and British: An Illustrated History

The essential starting place for anyone who wants to learn about Black British History. David Olusoga’s thought-provoking text charts the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. From Roman Africans guarding Hadrian’s Wall, to an African trumpeter in the court of Henry the Eighth, Black Georgians […]

The Boy Who Sang with Dragons

Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He’s got it all down pat – and managing his […]

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble

Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER – we’re finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a real-life space engineer! My whole family wanted to tag along and visit a festival first, where this super-famous, mega-expensive diamond is on display. But guess what? The diamond […]

The Most Important Animal of All

The Most Important Animal of All is a beautiful picture book, illustrated by award-winning Hannah Bailey, where a teacher challenges her class to decide which is the most important animal of all. Seven children champion a different animal for the top spot. * Is it BEES as master pollinators, or BATS who are night-time predators […]

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from brand new creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola. Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear. In this family, it’s just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous […]

Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing

rabbit and bear a bad king is a sad thing

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear … and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. ‘A perfect animal double-act.’ The Times , Book of the Week Icebear has arrived in Rabbit […]

Best Test

Bird and Frog find a strawberry on their way. There’s only one strawberry and the two of them. So, only “the best” animal gets to eat the fruit. Soon Rat, Shrew, Squirrel, and others join them in a competition to find “the best” and award them with the strawberry. The animals have fun playing together. […]