Our Tower

our tower

This magical story follows three children living in a tower block, as they embark on a fantastical adventure which helps them see their home in a new light. A deeply personal story written by multi-award winning poet and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho , drawn from his own experience growing up in a tower block […]

How to Survive Anywhere

how to survive anywhere

From the dense rainforests of the Amazon to the chill of the snowy Arctic, come on an intrepid adventure to the world’s most extreme places, and find out just what it takes to survive there. Discover how to navigate the vast Australian outback, keep yourself alive in a sandstorm in the Arabian desert, avoid a […]

It’s the Journey not the Destination

its the journey not the destination

Take time to connect with the world as you embark on 40 slow adventures. Each of these journeys are on foot, bike, boat or train, allowing you to take in the history, absorb the landscape and meet extraordinary people along the way. Whether you roam the ‘Rose City’ of Petra, feel the magic of the […]

Everest

everest

Everest is the world’s highest mountain, towering like an icy giant over the Himalayas. For the millions of people living nearby, it has always been a magical place, known as “”Goddess Mother of the World”” or the “”Peak of Heaven””. To explorers and adventurers, it represents a perilous but thrilling challenge to be conquered. In […]

The Comet

The Comet

From the award-winning Joe Todd-Stanton, comes an exquisite and heartfelt picture book touching on the bewildering experience of moving house. This beautiful story explores how this can affect a child’s sense of belonging, but also how it can open them up to new and wonderful experiences. When Nyla has to leave her home in the […]

A Place Called Home: Look Inside Houses Around the World

A Place Called Home

Take a sneak peek inside homes from all around the world with this charming lift-the-flap book, written by Kate Baker and beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Green. From cosy wooden houses in snow-blanketed Greenland to traditional Maasai mud huts in East Africa, young children will discover different ways of living across the globe and get a […]

Home: Where Our Story Begins

Home Where Our Journey Begins

Wherever we may choose to roam, We need a place to call our home. Follow a little bear as he discovers a host of animal homes and more in this beautiful die-cut picture book that explores what home looks like for different kinds of creatures.

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe. Brick’s observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures – Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in […]

Books About India

Books about India

Joan Haig (author of Tiger Skin Rug) picks out five recommended children’s books featuring India.

Under Your Feet: Soil, Sand and Other Stuff

Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered… Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth’s surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus – the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one […]

Plastic Pollution Topic

Plastic Pollution Topic Booklist Is plastic fantastic or the cause of something drastic? Children are used to seeing plastic all around, but what happens when our planet becomes so full of plastic that it causes problems to the environment? Our hand-picked list of recommended children’s books about plastic pollution can help to explore the topic […]

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Booklist Caring for our planet and protecting the environment are important topics for today’s children to explore. In the face of difficult news about climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation, books about the environment can be a great tool for empowering children to understand their choices and to find hope in making a […]

Oceans & Seas Topic (KS2)

Oceans and Seas Topic Booklist Welcome to the Blue Abyss topic! Spanning aspects of Geography and Science, the topic of oceans and seas is a popular one in primary schools. At KS2, children learn about the physical features of the sea, layers of the ocean, sea explorers, ocean habitats, marine wildlife and the theme of […]

Under the Sea Topic

Under the Sea Topic Booklist (EYFS & KS1) Dive into the Under the Sea topic and make a splash – there’s so much to explore! From crabs and coral reefs to shorelines and sharks, we’ve got it all covered in our hand-picked selection of the best children’s books about oceans and seas for children in […]

Frozen Worlds Topic

Frozen Worlds Topic Booklist Brrr! From exciting polar expeditions and Arctic explorers to adventures of ice queens and curious penguins, our list of recommended children’s books features stories that will whisk you away to icy landscapes and frozen worlds…

Houses and Homes Topic

Houses and Homes Topic Booklist There’s no place like home! Houses and homes come in all shapes and sizes, from caravans and houseboats to apartments and cabins. Whether you are looking at cities, towns or villages, our selection of recommended children’s books about houses and homes will help primary school children to build the best […]

Transport and Travel Topic

Transport and Journeys Topic Booklist Toot toot! Beep beep! All Aboard! From buses and bicycles to ferries and flying machines, zoom into the topic with our hand-picked selection of the best children’s books about transport and journeys…

Seaside Topic

Best Children’s Books about the Seaside Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea! The UK has one of the longest coastlines in the whole of Europe and every home in the UK lies 80 miles or less from the coast. That might be why […]

United Kingdom Topic

United Kingdom Topic Booklist England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland too…these are the UK countries! Take a trip around the United Kingdom, from forests and highlands to rivers and cities. Whether you’re looking for famous landmarks, capital cities, regional specialities or UK maps, we’ve got the topic covered with our list of the best children’s […]

USA Topic

USA Topic Booklist Get ready for a road trip across the USA! Take in the sights and sounds of America, from skyscrapers and statues to canyons and coastlines. Learn about the varied geography of the 50 states of America, influential people from history and native American folklore. We’ve got the topic covered with our handpicked […]

Africa Topic

Africa Topic Booklist Africa is a large and diverse continent with over a billion people including thousands of different cultural groups and indigenous languages. From stretches of desert and mighty mountains to impressive waterfalls and wonderful wildlife, the geography of Africa offers much to explore, as does the history of its people from ancient times […]

Rainforests Topic

Rainforest Topic Booklist Rainforests are warm, wet and dense forest habitats and are filled with millions of types of plants and animals (including some yet to be discovered!). Rainforest expeditions can easily capture the imaginations of young readers. From canopies and capybaras to epiphytes and explorers, we’ve got it covered in our selection of the […]

Natural Disasters Topic

Best children’s books about natural disasters Natural disasters are usually naturally caused phenomena relating to severe weather changes or geological events. These disasters can happen across the globe and many schools help children to understand the events by planning a related geography topic for pupils to explore in Key Stage 2. From tsunamis and tornadoes […]

Rivers, Coasts and Water Topic

Best children’s books about rivers, coasts and water A river is a large, natural stream of flowing water that usually flows out to sea. The topics of rivers, coasts and water are components of the National Curriculum in primary schools, covering aspects of both Science and Geography. From erosion and tributaries to precipitation and the […]

Awesome Planet Earth Topic

Awesome Planet Earth Topic Booklist Our incredible Planet Earth is home to a myriad of plants, animals and people. Filled with a remarkable diversity of ecosystems, habitats and natural wonders, there’s plenty to inspire curious readers. From mountains and deserts to oceans and waterfalls, take a trip around the globe to explore the Earth’s wonders […]

Mountains and Volcanoes Topic

Best Books For a Mountains and Volcanoes Topic  Mountains are areas of land that are elevated higher than the land around them, usually formed over millions of years. Volcanoes are openings in the Earth’s crust that can let out gasses, ash and lava. From the mightiest of mountains to the most vicious volcanoes, we’ve put […]

Rocks, Soils and Fossils Topic

Best children’s books about rocks, soils and fossils The study of rocks is known as geology and is a component of the science curriculum in primary schools. From rock cycles and different soil types to exciting discoveries of important fossils, learning about how the ground beneath our feet can tell us more about the world […]

Tamarind and the Star of Ishta

Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansion in the Himalayas surrounded by luxuriant gardens, she’s full of questions for her extended family. But instead of answers, she finds an ominous silence – and a trickle of intriguing clues: […]

Tiger Boy

When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel’s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub’s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searching–he wants to sell the cub’s body parts on the black market. Neel […]

Tales from India

A collection of 20 stories from India’s rich folklore heritage. From wicked magicians to wise old priests, charming princes and beautiful princesses, to greedy tigers and wily jackals, these magical tales are full of adventure and trickery, and infused with deeper messages about morality, Life and the world around us. Founded on the work of […]

The Time Traveller and the Tiger

With echoes of Tom’s Midnight Garden , Tania Unsworth writes about transcendent friendships and conservation in the animal kingdom. Elsie is not looking forward to the long summer holiday with her creaky, old Uncle John. But then the unimaginable happens as Time unravels and Elsie tumbles back to 1940s India to meet her Uncle John […]

Tiger Skin Rug

An old promise. A mysterious tiger. A Magical adventure. Lal and his brother Dilip miss home. They don’t like drizzle, midges, or the tiger skin rug in their creepy new house. All they want is to leave Scotland and go back to India. But that’s before they make friends with Jenny, and before the tiger […]

Jed’s Really Useful Poem

When the old oak tree in the park dies, the local paper runs a competition for children to write a poem about trees. Jed starts writing immediately. The prize is his photo in the paper and lunch with the mayor! But best of all, Jed discovers that even an old oak tree can have many […]

Leaf

When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous – and his odd habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colourful leaves… trying to […]

The Vanishing Rainforest

Why is the Brazilian rainforest vanishing so fast? And why is it essential not only to the people and animals within it, but to the whole world? Can anything be done to save it? This story, seen through the eyes of a child called Remaema, describes how the Yanomami tribe are battling against potential developers. […]

Uno’s Garden

When Uno arrives in the forest one beautiful day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animals there to greet him—and one entirely unexceptional Snortlepig. Uno loves the forest so much, he decides to live there. But, in time, a little village grows up around his house. Then a town, then a city . . . […]

The Lumberjack’s Beard

Every day, Jim Hickory the lumberjack heads into the forest with his trusty axe and chops down trees. Unfortunately, all sorts of creatures lose their homes in the process, so Jim gives them a home in his beard – until one day it all just gets too much. Time for Jim to come up with […]

The Paperbag Prince

The Paperbag Prince is an old man living in a railway carriage on a rubbish dump. But he knows that even rubbish can sometimes contain treasure, and that if he stays long enough, gentle nature will heal the countryside and make the green come again.

The Rainbow Bear

The polar bear is bored of his white environment and his hard life. He dreams of soaking himself in all the luminous colours of the rainbow. But when his wish is granted, he realises to his cost that his arctic camouflage no longer works and he needs the advice of others to escape his prism… […]

Shackleton’s Journey

Young, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica.Grill’s beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the expedition. His impeccably researched drawings, rich with detail, fastidiously reproduce the minutiae of the expedition.Children will love examining the diagrams of the peculiar […]

The Last Polar Bears

Grandfather is off on an expedition to the North Pole to find the Last Polar Bears and with him goes Roo – a dog of character and strong views. The intrepid explorers set sail on the good ship Unsinkable and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Eccentric, moving and very funny, their story is […]

Pugs of the Frozen North

pugs of the frozen north book

Reeve and McIntyre bring you another rip-roaring read! The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart’s desire. Shen and Sika can’t resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a […]

Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story

Matthew Henson was simply an ordinary man. That was, until Commander Robert E. Peary entered his life, and offered him a chance at true adventure. Henson would become navigator, craftsman, translator, and right-hand man on a treacherous journey to the North Pole. Defying the odds and the many prejudices that faced him to become a […]

Ice Trap!: Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition

An amazing tale of heroism and ingenuity, this dramatic picture book tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s incredible adventure in the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. August, 1914: Shackleton sets off from England with a team of explorers to walk across the Antarctic and study the icy depths of this little-known and forbidding continent. […]

Sky Song

Sky Song Book

A magical wintry story filled with adventure, wonder and edge-of-your-seat excitement, this is the perfect read for fans of Michelle Harrison, Piers Torday and Emma Carroll. ‘Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved . . .’ In the snowy […]

The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale

A lonely old woman adopts, cares for, and raises a polar bear as if he were her own son, until jealous villagers threaten the bear’s life, forcing him to leave his home and his “mother,” in a retelling of a traditional Inuit folktale.

The Cold Book (World of Discovery)

Fact-hungry readers will discover ship-sinking icebergs, frozen planets, abominable snowmen, icy sports . . . there are enough facts and fun in The Cold Book to give you goosebumps! This stunning series is packed with cross-curricular information, case studies and dazzling photography and there is also a quiz, further reading section, a glossary and a […]

The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious thing and life can change at a moment’s notice. The next blizzard, the next meal and […]

The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club

It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer – tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk – but Stella really, really didn’t want that to happen, just the same. Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and […]

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?

Shark Lady

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike! An Amazon Best Book of the Month Named a Best Children’s Book of […]

Dear Greenpeace

Worried that the whale living in her pond is unhappy, Emily writes to Greenpeace, who, though offering the best of advice, insist that it is impossible for a whale to live in a pond. Undeterred, Emily continues to seek the best course of action for her beloved whale, finally setting him free.

The Lorax

The Lorax is a timeless classic that has been using humour and rhyme to raise awareness of the destruction of the environment for more than fifty years. Join the long-suffering crusader and help save the planet with this very special anniversary edition of Dr. Seuss’s beloved, and still achingly relevant, ode to conservation. The perfect […]

The Last Wolf

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . . But the woods aren’t all they seem – and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends […]

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

The ladybirdz arrive in Woodside Terrace, and Aubrey’s Easter holidays get complicated. Ariadne the spider asks Aubrey to help. Something Must Be Done, but first Aubrey sucks the swallow stone which makes him small enough for daring flights on the back of Hirundo the Swallow and amazing adventures in the Web of Time and Space. […]

Pandora

Pandora lives alone in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home from all that people had left behind, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky… a bird with a broken wing. As Pandora nurses the bird back to health it begins to fly […]

The Lost Words

A timeless, beautifully designed book for children and adults alike, The Lost Words is a gift that will be pored over and cherished for years to come. All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world; Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. A wild […]

Window

In this visually compelling look at our changing environment by Jeannie Baker, illustrator of the critically-acclaimed Mirror and Where the Forest Meets the Sea, a mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as the eye can see. With each page, the boy grows and the scene […]

Under the Canopy

Trees are the lungs of the world. They have inspired our stories, myths and culture. Every climate, every nation has its tales of trees, true or legendary, that help us understand ourselves and the beauty of the natural world around us. This gorgeously illustrated book explores the cultural significance that trees have in different societies. […]

Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something – and starts by planting nine seedlings in […]

This Moose Belongs to Me

An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. “Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him […]

The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare

I am how I’ve always been. My name is Auden Dare. I am eleven years old. Auden Dare has an unusual perspective on life: he cannot see in colour. He’s always had this rare condition – and life is beginning to get harder for Auden. The war for water that is raging across the world […]

All the Wild Wonders

In this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colourful illustrations combine to make […]

Tidy

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right? Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale […]

The Great Paper Caper

When life in the forest begins to change; when trees mysteriously lose their branches, when whole tree trunks start to disappear, when homes are lost, the only course of action for the forest dwellers is to begin a full scale investigation. Alibis must be proved, clues must be sought but even so, blame is never […]

Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero

In a world that has been ravaged by flooding, Fenn Halflin learns the truth about his past – a secret that forces him to flee the safety of his home as he is chased across the vast sea by the ruthless Terra Firma and their cold-blooded leader, Chilstone. Finding shelter on a decaying island, Fenn […]

Sky Dancer

Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home: the wildness, the freedom, the peace. But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a place of refuge. Now the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest up there in the heather – and […]

The Rabbits

The rabbits came many grandparents ago. They built houses, made roads, had children. They cut down trees. A whole continent of rabbits… The Rabbits is a thought-provoking allegorical fable about colonisation and the effect of man on the environment. Told from the perspective of the colonised, an unseen narrator describes the coming of the ‘rabbits’. […]

The Terrible Greedy Fossifoo

When the terrible greedy Fossifoo clatters into the Great Green Forest, it spells TROUBLE! He tears up ALL the trees, eats ALL the fruit and berries, and frightens away ALL the forest creatures. All alone in the empty forest, the Fosifoo soon feels sorry for all his bashing and crashing. But will he be able […]

The Blue Whale

A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whale’s body size in […]

Look Inside Seas and Oceans

Dive into the watery world beneath the waves in this beautifully illustrated information book, with over 50 flaps to lift. Explore coasts, coral reefs and mangrove forests, and find out what lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean. Includes Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more information, too.

Hooray for Fish

Swim with Little Fish and meet all his fishy friends in this splishy-sploshy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea! Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an […]

Tiddler

The funny and fabulous rhyming picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales … ‘”Sorry I’m late, Miss. I set off really early But on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and […]

What a Submarine Sees

This charming concertina book follows the journey of a little submersible on a voyage beneath the waves, down into the deep dark ocean and back again. Folding out to nearly 2.5 metres, children can look at all the different things the sub sees on its way, as it travels past a shipwreck, through a coral […]

One Day On Our Blue Planet: In the Ocean

This series, focusing on the way our young animal friends spend a day on our big blue planet, continues with an adventurous dolphin calf as she explores the vast Pacific Ocean with her mother and meets the many wonderful water-dwelling creatures that live there.

Oceanarium

oceanarium book

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore… Step inside the pages of Oceanarium to enjoy the experience of a museum from the comfort of your own home. This stunning offering from the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers around the world’s oceans, from sandy shorelines to the deepest depths. Get up […]

Professor Astro Cat’s Deep-Sea Voyage

Where did the oceans come from? Can you take a submarine to the bottom of the sea? What exactly is a coral reef? Learn about ocean creatures big and small, and how humans explore the underwater world in this incredible illustrated book on the depths of the sea. Join your helpful guide, Professor Astro Cat, […]

Smart About Sharks

It’s time to learn about the sea’s most feared (and most misunderstood) residents: sharks! Owen Davey returns to nonfiction to explain the mysteries of those denizens of the deep. Some are deadly, others are less so, but all of them are fascinating creatures. Exciting and detailed illustrations fill the page and educate young readers about […]

Earth’s Incredible Oceans

Fish, sharks, whales, and invertebrates swim through the pages of this colourful ocean book, which combines gorgeous illustrations and photos to help young enthusiasts learn all about the world’s oceans. Children will learn interesting facts, and explanations about how the ocean functions, such as, how underwater plants and species rely on each other, and how […]

The Lost Whale

the lost whale

What if you could communicate with a whale? Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital back home. Alone and adrift, the only thing that makes him smile is joining his new friend Marina on her dad’s whale watching trips. That is until […]

Interview with a Shark

If you could talk to animals, what would you ask? Get familiar with 10 extraordinary ocean giants as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes, favourite foods, and more. Each animal has its own story to tell… and its own attitude! In this fun and fact-filled book, bite-sized […]

Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world’s great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you’re travelling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of […]

The Aquanaut

With the humorous and heartfelt tones of Finding Nemo, The Aquanaut follows a group of determined characters on their entangled journey to save their family. First there’s a band of sea creatures struggling to find their way to a fabled paradise and safe haven for marine life. Then there’s a girl who lost her father […]

Blue Planet II

This is our Blue Planet: a beautiful blue marble suspended in a sea of stars. Dive into these incredible stories from BBC Blue Planet II. Unlike billions of other worlds in the Milky Way, 71 per cent of our Blue Planet is covered by ocean. It’s home to the greatest diversity of life on Earth […]

Malamander

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep… Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is […]

Ariki and the Giant Shark

A funny, touching and original mystery-adventure about a young girl living on a tropical island – the first in a new series. From multi award-winning author Nicola Davies comes a new adventure series, starring a young girl living on a tropical island in a sea full of islands. Washed up on Turtle Island as a […]

Ocean: Secrets of the Deep

Discover menacing sharks, playful dolphins, clownfish, penguins, turtles, whales, shimmering jellyfish and gargantuan giant squid. Ocean: Secrets of the Deep is jam-packed with hundreds of stylish illustrations and many more surprising facts about the world’s marine life. First, readers are taken on a journey from the water’s surface to the deepest, darkest depths of the […]

This Morning I Met a Whale

A fictional account of the day a whale swam up the Thames, in which the whale makes an environmental plea to the boy who first sees him. At sunrise, young Michael spots a whale on the shores of the Thames and thinks he must be dreaming. But the creature is real and it has a […]

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs

All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony in the ocean, one person to make a difference in the world, one idea to help us heal the earth. The ongoing conservation efforts to save and rebuild the world’s coral reefs-with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral-are the living […]

Commotion in the Ocean

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining in with all the great sound words, as they discover all sorts of amazing sea creatures. Including blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and more! Each page introduces […]

Meet the Oceans

SPLOOOOSH! We’re off on an exciting underwater adventure in our submarine to meet the oceans and seas of our blue planet. Join in with the rhymes and get ready to spot all the smiley-faced, friendly oceans, from the Atlantic and deep Pacific to the sparkling Mediterranean. Little ones will have a whale of a time […]

Boo!: A Fishy Mystery

Boo!: A Fishy Mystery is a glorious underwater adventure from the creator of the award-winning One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller, featuring a host of sea creatures from an orange crab to a green turtle, a yellow eel and even a purple puffer fish It all begins with one tiny pink fish who sets off […]

Questions and Answers About Plastic

What’s plastic made of? How does it get into the ocean? Can we live without plastic? Learn all about plastic, recycling and how plastic affects the environment in this revealing book with over 60 flaps to lift. There are also tips on how we can make a difference, and Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites […]

This Book is Not Rubbish

Discover how YOU can ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with 50 practical tips to really make a difference! Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From throwing a […]

A Planet Full of Plastic

Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops to the ground, it doesn’t rot away – it sticks around for ever. Our […]

Alba The Hundred Year Old Fish

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. What […]

What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet

Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there is a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean? It is not all bad news though. While this is a knowledge book that explains where we are going wrong, What a Waste also shows […]

The Problem With Plastic

An inspirational call to action for all young conservationists, The Problem with Plastic combines nature, science, beautiful photography and a fact-packed handbook. Kids worldwide care about this issue and this new book gives them the information they need and practical solutions they can put into action today!

Kids Fight Plastic

Have you got 2 minutes? That’s all the time it takes to become a # 2minutesuperhero . Plastic is everywhere. It is in the rivers and it is in the sea. We need superheroes to fight plastic and help save our oceans. Read this essential book and find out how you can become a #2minutesuperhero […]

Sea

Sea by Patrica Hegarty

Discover a world beneath the waves that is teeming with life, from tiny graceful seahorses to darting tropical fish and from electric eels to humpback whales. A colourful array of sea creatures is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup in this delightful peep-through picture book.

Little Turtle and the Sea

Little Turtle loves the ocean with her whole heart. As the years pass, she repeats an incredible journey across the world to the beautiful coral reefs. But one day she finds that plastic has invaded her ocean. Could Turtle’s journey be over forever?

The Whale Who Wanted More

A stunning undersea tale of friendship, community and discovery from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside . Under glittering waves of a vast ocean blue, a beautiful world is hidden from view. And there, in the cool and the quiet of the deep, a great, gentle giant was stirring from sleep . . . […]

The Big Book of the Blue

Why do octopuses have eight arms? Why do crabs run sideways? Are jellyfish made of jelly? Yuval Zommer’s beautiful new book provides the answers to these and many more fishy questions. His wonderfully quirky illustrations show off all kinds of slippery, shimmery and surprising sea creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, rays and seahorses. Chatty, […]

Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary

The follow-up to Man on the Moon, featuring Bob’s cousin Dougal, who shares the family trait of being unable to see what’s going on behind his back. Count the hidden mermaids and mermen guiding Dougal on his search for the lost city of Atlants. Man on the Moon was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award […]

Tropical Terry

Terry wants to stand out. But, in Coral Reef City, it’s sometimes better to blend in… Coral Reef City is home to the most dazzling shoals of tropical fish in ALL the ocean. And then there is Terry. Terry looks grey. Terry feels dull. And although he is the best at playing “Hide A Fish”, […]

Creature Features Ocean

Vibrantly illustrated by Creature Features creator Natasha Durley, this is an animal book with a difference. Each page is bursting with unusual ocean creatures, all united by a common characteristic. From fantastic fins to shiny shells, and from giant squids to glowing jellyfish, this eclectic collection of species celebrates the diversity of sea creatures. And […]

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 […]

Stefano the Squid: Hero of the Deep

It’s lights, camera, ACTION under the sea, but Stefano the Squid is having a wobble. All the other creatures seem far more amazing – no wonder the Deep Sea TV team don’t notice him. But when disaster strikes, Stefano steps up! Can one ordinary squid save the day?

Step Inside Homes Through History

In this beautifully detailed, laser-cut book, children can travel back in time and explore homes from seven different eras: Late Middle Ages, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, 1920s, 1960s and present day. Peek through the windows, discover the rooms inside and spot the family members. Then, learn a bit more about the family, spot the pieces of […]

The House That Jack Built

This classic children’s rhyme gathers pace and complexity as it tumbles across the pages. Children will delight in repeating the rhymes and following antics of animals and characters of every size and shape.

That Pesky Rat

A funny, touching picture book from Children’s Laureate, and Charlie and Lola creator, Lauren Child. Rat lives in dustbin Number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he’s tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an […]

Home

Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a beautifully imaginative tribute to the many possibilities of home. The picture book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead , this is a gorgeous, imaginative celebration of the many possibilities of home. Home might […]

Iggy Peck, Architect

A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing Meet Iggy Peck-creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, […]

On the Construction Site: A Shine-a-Light Book

Watch a skyscraper spring up with this beautifully illustrated interactive book! By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each page, young readers will be able to discover how large buildings are constructed, who builds them, and all about the amazing machines they use in the process. The innovative […]

Belonging

A powerful account of the reclamation of an urban landscape told wordlessly through fascinating, detailed collage artwork. Observed through the window of a house, a city street gradually becomes a place to call home as the inhabitants begin to rescue their street by planting grass and trees in the empty spaces. Year by year, everything […]

Mouse House

In the house there lives a family: a mum, a dad, a girl and a boy. But they are not alone; a secret mouse family is living there too, who only come out when everyone else is asleep. One day they are spotted and the mouse catcher is called … Will they escape in time? […]

Major Glad, Major Dizzy

Major Glad, Major Dizzy is a photographic picture storybook designed for children aged 5 – 10 years. It’s based on the true discovery of a hidden hoard of Victorian toys under the author’s floor. It will introduce some of the milestones of recent British history and hopefully interest children in tracing the past through found […]

Town and Country (A Turnaround Book)

Compare town and country scenes full of clever little details in this beautiful new Turnaround Book – spot buses, trains, and skyscrapers in the town and tractors, mountains, and farm animals in the country. Open the book one way to explore the town scene and then flip the book over to delve into the country […]

The Colour of Home

Hassan feels out of place in a new cold, grey country. At school, he paints a picture showing his colourful Somalian home, covered with the harsh colours of war from which his family has fled. He tells his teacher about their voyage from Mogadishu to Mombasa, then to the refugee camp and on to England. […]

A World of Cities

Bring cities around the world to life with this beautiful anthology from print-maker James Brown. Climb Paris’s Eiffel Tower, explore Cairo’s ancient pyramids, wander the busy streets of New Delhi and see the lights of Shanghai in this whirlwind tour of the world’s most beautiful cities. Print-maker James Brown, the talent behind international bestseller A […]

Skyscrapers (Awesome Engineering)

Follow the development of skyscrapers, as they have grown taller and taller, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition. Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and […]

How Does my Home Work?

The third title in a series of process books, this stylishly illustrated book explains how our homes are supplied with electricity, water and gas. A sequel to Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food and Where Do Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth and Lucia Gaggiotti, this stylishly illustrated book explains the mechanical processes required to […]

All Kinds of Homes: a Lift-the-Flap Book

Looking at dwellings around the world, this lift-the-flap book explores what homes can look like, what they’re made of, and who lives there. It includes Bedouin tents, Dutch barges, African mud houses, Moroccan houses with tiled courtyards, glass houses, and more. There is a Thai river house and a brick apartment building to cut out […]

Somebody Swallowed Stanley

Everybody has a taste for Stanley – and the other ocean creatures just keep mistaking him for a delicious treat – but this is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles… Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes… Because Stanley (spoiler alert) is a plastic bag! […]

Captain Green and the Plastic Scene

Fresh out of Superhero School, Captain Green gets a call. Dolphin is tangled up in plastic, and there’s trouble for Seagull and Turtle too. When our brave superhero rushes off to help, he finds himself on a major mission: saving sea creatures from plastic. Using his incredible powers, Captain Green promises to save the day. […]

One Plastic Bag

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. […]

Nellie Choc-Ice and the Plastic Island

Nellie Choc-Ice is on her way home to the North Pole at last! But things don’t go so smoothly when Captain Beardy-Beard’s trusty submarine grinds to a halt in an island of plastic – and they aren’t the only ones who are trapped. It’s up to Nellie to untangle everyone from the mess … But […]

Last Stop on Market Street

“Sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt, CJ, you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful.” CJ begins his weekly bus journey around the city with disappointment and dissatisfaction, wondering why he and his family can’t drive a car like his friends. Through energy and encouragement, CJ’s nana helps him see the beauty and fun in their […]

Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car

Mr Gumpy has decided to go for a ride in his motor car. It’s a nice day and the sun is shining, so off he goes. But he only gets as far as the lane before the children, the rabbit, the cat, the dog, the pig, the sheep, the chickens, the calf and the goat […]

Naughty Bus

The bright red toy London bus in this story gets into all sorts of mischief: playing with other toys, making a mess in the house and exploring the garden. The masterful photographs illustrating the tale are shot from a child’s perspective, getting you down onto the floor with the naughty bus and encouraging imagination and […]

Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Mrs Armitage sets off for a quiet cycle with her faithful dog, Breakspear, but she just can’t help thinking of ways to improve her bicycle. Before very long she has added three very loud horns, a bucket of water to wash her hands, a complete tool kit. And by the time she has also added […]

Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

This children’s classic is bursting with all kinds of fun vehicles from the magical world of Richard Scarry. From tractors to trucks, sports cars to unicycles, and fire engines to mouse beach buggies, there’s lots to see and talk about on every page.

Emma Jane’s Aeroplane

Emma Jane zooms off in her aeroplane around the cities of the world. Along the way she makes a crew of animal friends who save the day when the little plane gets into trouble… A rhyming narrative with a light touch and a zingy female protagonist, this tale is perfect for little explorers everywhere.

Journey

Be swept away on an elaborate flight of fancy in this Caldecott award-winning, wondrously illustrated picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendship. The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Honor, and described by the New York Times as ‘a masterwork’, Aaron Becker’s stunning, wordless picture book debut about self-determination and unexpected friendship follows a little girl […]

The Hundred Decker Bus

A fun-packed story about a very unusual bus – with lots of funny details for little readers to spot, and a BIG fold-out ending! Every day, the bus driver finishes his cup of tea, puts on his jacket and sets off on his route. Every day, the man with the big red tie gets on […]

Cycle City

When little Etta the Elephant goes to her Aunt Ellen’s house, she takes a journey through bicycle-filled Cycle City, a town filled with bikes of all kinds! At the end of the day, a special surprise awaits Etta the most amazing bicycle parade imaginable. Detail-rich illustrations in this fun seek-and-find book paint the colors of […]

The Runaway Train

The first charming tale in The Little Red Train series which will appeal to all little boys and girls obsessed with engines , trains and things that go! Oh no! Duffy has forgotten to put on the brake and the Little Red Train has set off down the track without its driver! Can Duffy catch […]

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 […]

Lost and Found

There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on […]

The Lost Property Office

A little girl and her mummy are visiting Grandpa on the train. It’s very busy – hold on tight! But when they arrive at their destination something is wrong . . . teddy has gone missing. Just when it looks like she’ll never see Teddy again, Grandpa has an idea! And suddenly the little girl […]

Big Picture Atlas

A stunning atlas with 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over. Young explorers can discover the countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps of our amazing planet and learn where different animals and people live. There are fascinating facts about each country, plus flags and capital cities and an index of place names.

Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams)

In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer. When Amelia was young, she liked to imagine she could stretch her wings and fly away like a bird. As a grown woman, she set a new female world record for flying […]

My Big Book of Transport

A vibrant celebration of things that go, with a lively text from author Moira Butterfield and pictures from debut-talent Bryony Clarkson. Come and hitch a ride in vehicles of every shape and size – from family cars to double-decker buses, chugging tractors to speedy supercars, and gigantic monster-trucks to noisy fire engines. With bounce-along rhythms […]

The Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig

The classic fight between pigs and wolves as you’ve never seen it before! A subversive and hilarious take on the well-loved fairy tale. The three little wolves erect first a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house […]

Let’s Build A House

Let’s Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their […]

In Every House on Every Street

In every house, on every street . . . there is laughter and tears. There are friends. There is family. And there is love. A heartwarming celebration of homes . . . and all the families that make them.

A House that Once Was

The House that Once Was

Two children come across an abandoned house deep in the woods and imagine who could have lived there. Deep in the woods is a house just a house that once was but now isn’t a home. A House That Once Was is a beautifully illustrated exploration of time, imagination and the nature of home that […]

Wales

Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world’s most fascinating countries: Wales The book includes chapters on Welsh history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as Conwy Castle and the […]

Rivers of the United Kingdom

This book takes readers on a journey along some of the UK’s most important rivers, including the Thames, Severn, Avon and others. Readers can find out about the plants and animals that live there, the towns and cities the river passes through, and why it is important for the local economy and environment.

Info Buzz: The United Kingdom

Find out about the United Kingdom with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country’s geography, major cities, people and interesting places. The books in this series each have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction […]

Belfast

Find out everything there is to know about the city of Belfast in this fascinating city guide. Learn about Belfast’s history, its location, culture, festivals, hidden gems and even where the best places to shop are! A map of Belfast city centre will help you find the locations of the key places mentioned in the […]

Sharing a Shell

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship […]

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But […]

At the Beach

Hi Everyone! Crabby Spit is COOL! I’ve been crabspotting, riding my bike, surfing and swimming, and looking at stars. With a bit of luck, I’ll be having fish and chips for dinner. The only problem is my things keep disappearing! Can you help me find them? Roland HarveyIt’s summer and time to head to Crabby […]

A First Book of the Sea

From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots , comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything […]

Look What I Found at the Seaside

Discover a world of wonder on a seaside stroll with this beautiful picture book from the National Trust. Chasing waves and having fun, water sparkling in the sun . . . Look what I found! A curly seashell. Inside it shines bright, like a pearl. Set off on an adventure to find treasure, from swirly […]

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Join everyone’s favourite crime-busting ladybird on a trip to the seaside! With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of beach fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

The Storm Whale

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea , his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care […]

Beside the Seaside: Seaside Holidays Then and Now

Seaside Holidays Then and Now compares what it would have been like to go on holiday to the seaside in the past with modern seaside holidays today. Readers are encouraged to explore what has changed and what has stayed the same, including the places we stay, beach activities and the clothes we wear. The Beside […]

Clean Up!

Join Rocket as she sets sail on a brand new mission – to save a Caribbean beach from plastic pollution! When Rocket goes on holiday to visit her grandparents, she’s shocked by the pollution that’s spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save […]

Sally and the Limpet

A heartwarming story about a little girl who learns an important environmental lesson. When Sally pulls a limpet off a rock at the beach, it sticks to her finger – and nothing she, her family or her friends do can unstick it. Sally’s teacher says that limpets live on the same rock for twenty years. […]

Above and Below: Sea and Shore

Turn the page to discover the incredible creatures and plants that lie below the ocean blue. From magnificent mangrove forests and colourful coral reefs to exciting estuaries and the dangerous deep sea, there is so much to explore. With superb split pages and new habitat on every spread, little learners can peek behind part of […]

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 […]

Billy’s Bucket

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday – a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he’s in for a big surprise!

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 […]

A World Full of Journeys & Migrations

A World Full of Journeys tells some of the most fascinating stories of migration throughout history. From the very first humans who left Africa almost 70,000 years ago and moved around the world, to immigrants welcomed to America at Ellis Island, this book is packed with fascinating tales of human triumph. Beautifully illustrated with bright […]

Abraham Lincoln

Meet ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the power-speaking president of the USA. He helped free millions of people from slavery, and his rags to riches tale is legendary. Find out: How he came up with one of the best speeches ever given; How he got the nickname ‘Spotty Lincoln; And how wrestling and crowd-surfing helped him win votes. […]

The Accidental President

On a visit to the US things take a strange turn for 12-year-old Ajay when, completely at random and totally by accident, he is sworn in as the new president. Well, I guess he can’t be any worse than that guy who had the job before him, right? Wrong. It’s quite easy for power to […]

Little Bird Lands

little bird lands book

Little Bird has landed in America, far from her home in Scotland and far from the danger that stalked her family. But the new world holds new perils, and soon she’s on the run again. From the teeming streets of New York to the prairies of the west, Little Bird holds tight to secrets and […]

National parks of the USA

Take a tour of America’s great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each of the 21 parks portrayed , this lushly illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents in large format the nation’s most magnificent and […]

Trouble in New York

Jamie Creeden has always wanted to be a reporter – so when he is given a tour of the famous YORKER newspaper, he can’t believe his luck. But a chance phone call draws him into the mystery of the missing actress. Soon Jamie, along with his new friends Eve and Rose, must navigate a tense […]

The Wolves of Currumpaw

Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton’s drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man’s relationship with nature was often marked by exploitations and misunderstanding. This is the first graphic adaptation of a massively influential piece of writing by one of the men who went on […]

Snow White in New York

This is a retelling of the tale of Snow White, transposed to New York in the 1920s. Snow White’s wicked stepmother uses her position of influence in the city’s underworld to contract the killing of Snow White. Snow White stumbles into a club where the seven jazz-men take pity on her and she joins their […]

Trailblazers: Harriet Tubman

How did Harriet Tubman help hundreds of enslaved people reach freedom? Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation, Harriet’s life was full of hardship. In 1849, she made the brave decision to run away, journeying north on the Underground Railroad. Despite the dangers, she returned to the South again and again, leading many others to […]

Living in North & South America: The USA

Welcome to The USA! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.

Maps of the United Kingdom

Take a tour of the United Kingdom as you’ve never seen it before in this fully illustrated set of colourful and fact-filled county maps. Travel through England , Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales and meet the incredible people born there, learn about the UK’s proud history and discover ancient castles, modern feats of engineering […]

The Big Book of the UK

Introduce children to the wonders, history, culture and customs of the United Kingdom with The Big Book of the UK. Learn about the sport of “dwile flonking”, find out where black diamonds come from, ,eet the supernatural animal that haunts the Scottish Highlands and discover the British sweets that helped Hillary and Tenzing scale Everest. […]

See Inside: The History of Britain

With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift, children can explore plague-ridden London, the British Empire, a Victorian factory and other key events in Britain’s incredible history. Scenes include “The Middle Ages”, “Tudor Times” and “Britain at War”. A “Famous People” section at the back of the book features Britons of note such as […]

A Street Through Time

Have you ever wondered what your street was like thousands of years ago? This illustrated history book for children takes you on a 12,000-year journey to find out the story of a single UK street. Think of the street you live on. Now think of how it may have looked in the Stone Age in […]

Katie In London

Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London’s most famous sights! When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, something very unexpected happens . . . One of the Trafalgar Square lions comes to life and takes them on a wonderful tour of all the best sights! Including Buckingham Palace, the […]

The Buildings that Made London

Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you’ve never seen them before! An elegant horizon of historic masterpieces mixed with sleek modern skyscrapers, the familiar London skyline seems to change every year. Using original architectural drawings from The National Archives brought to life by stunning artwork by Josie […]

Paddington’s London Treasury

Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same… for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. This fun-filled treasury brings together four of Paddington hilarious London-based picture book […]

Katie in Scotland

Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book. With so much to see and do in Scotland, it’s lucky that Katie, Jack and Grandma have a very special guide to show them the best spots. Join their fun-packed tour – with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Landmarks featured include Glasgow’s Kelingrove Park, […]

Katie Morag: Island Stories

Welcome to the Scottish Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books and as seen on TV – Katie Morag McColl! Whether she’s posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning sheep, having problems with a troublesome ted or dealing with her naughty big boy cousins, […]

No Such Thing as Nessie!

Finlay is going on a Nessie hunt. While visiting his Gran, who lives beside Loch Ness, Finlay is determined to get proof that Nessie, the famous Loch Ness Monster, really does exist. Finlay’s Gran might believe him but his big sister Sarah keeps telling him there’s no such thing. Until they spot a monster-ish shape […]

An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotland

Meet the amazing animals of Scotland in this beautiful book, packed full of fun facts, vibrant illustrations and maps showing where to spot these wonderful creatures. Young conservationists will love exploring Scotland’s distinct habitats — sea and coast, mountains and forests, rivers and lochs, and grasslands — and learning about the incredible creatures that live […]

The Akimbo Adventures

Three classic adventure tales from the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency , now together in paperback for the first time. Imagine living in the heart of Africa. Imagine living in a place where the sun rises every morning over blue mountains. Akimbo and his parents live on the edge of an […]

Lila and the Secret of Rain

This award-winning picture book tells with spare, elegant prose and poignant illustrations how Lila saves her Kenyan village by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows. For months the sun has burned down on Lila’s village. It is too hot to gather firewood, or weed the garden. It is even too hot to milk […]

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

A first, personal introduction to the Africa continent for young children aged 4+ from Nigerian storyteller Atinuke. Africa, Amazing Africa is Atinuke’s first introduction to the African continent – an exciting starting point for young children aged 4+. With double-pages to introduce the different regions of Africa (South, East, West, Central and North), each country […]

One Day on our Blue Planet: In the Savannah

From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious lion cub. Now in paperback, this is the first in the acclaimed series of children’s books focused on the way our young animal friends spend a day. Minding his mother and playing with his father, this curious little lion […]

Handa’s Surprise

handa's surprise book

In this picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend. A modern classic named one of the best culturally diverse picture books in the UK, this is the story of Handa, who’s part of the Luo tribe […]

Catch that Chicken

Lami loves chickens. She’s the best chicken catcher in the village. She’s fast, she’s brave and she always catches that chicken. Until the day she chases one up the baobab tree, slips … and falls. How can she catch chickens with a sore ankle? Could there be another way to catch that chicken? Told with […]

Living in Africa: Nigeria

A simple, friendly geography series that takes a look at countries around the world. Welcome to Nigeria! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do. This series introduces young readers to different continents […]

The Butterfly Lion

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. “All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.” Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent […]

Anna Hibiscus

Anna hibiscus book

Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!

The White Giraffe

The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter’s night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled […]

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

Through artful prose and beautiful illustrations, this picturebook tells the true story of Wangari Muta Maathai, known as “Mama Miti,” who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement – an African grassroots organization that has empowered many people to mobilize and combat deforestation, soil erosion, and environmental degradation. Today, more than 30 million trees have […]

The Fastest Boy in the World

Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather announces that he’s going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe […]

Cities of Africa

This series offers readers an engaging and visually exciting look at some of the world’s major cities. Cityscapes draw in the reader with facts about the iconic buildings that help to shape each city’s unique identity. Data-packed pages give the essential details about each featured city, including where to go, what to do and things […]

Anansi and the Golden Pot

Award-winning author of Ghana Must Go , Taiye Selasi, reimagines the story of Anansi, the much-loved trickster, for a new generation. Kweku has grown up hearing stories about the mischievous spider Anansi. He is given the nickname Anansi by his father because of his similarly cheeky ways. On a holiday to visit his beloved Grandma […]

Expedition Diaries: African Savannah

Simon is journeying through Botswana, in southern Africa, through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta towards the open savannah and semi-desert of Namibia. The whole area is a biodiversity hotspot. Simon is documenting his journey, and there’s one animal that he particularly wants to see more than any other: a black rhino.

Kamala Harris (Little People, Big Dreams)

Discover the incredible life of Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American to be elected vice president of the USA. Little Kamala used to accompany her parents to civil rights marches in California, strapped into her pushchair so she wouldn’t get lost. From an early age, she dreamed of […]

50 Adventures in the 50 States

This stunning book showcases an amazing adventure activity to try in every single state. 50 Adventures in the 50 States features gripping outdoors activities, vividly illustrated and described alongside fascinating facts about the nature and geography of each activity location – the very best the U.S.A. has to offer budding young adventurers!

The 50 States

In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation’s capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You’ll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and […]

The Crow’s Tale

In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colourful rainbow feathers? Inspired by a Lenape Native American myth, this beautiful debut picture […]

Kidnap on the California Comet

Kidnap on the California Comet book

Harrison Beck can’t wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, […]

The Big Picture: Extreme Earth

In Extreme Earth, discover the natural phenomena and weather that shape our Earth and its landscape, from mighty earthquakes to powerful hurricanes. Key information is presented in accessible chunks and accompanied by stunning panoramic illustrations, whilst infographic panels offer the reader memorable bite-sized facts. With an interest range of 9-11 years, this book is ideal […]

A Bear Grylls Adventure: The Blizzard Challenge

Olly isn’t enjoying activity camp. Why should he bother building a shelter or foraging for food with his teammates – he’d rather be at home in the warm and dry, where the sofa and the video games are. But then Olly gets given a compass with a mysterious fifth direction. When he follows it, he’s […]

Swimming Against the Storm

Swimming against the storm

Twelve-year-old Eliza and her sister Avery have lived their entire lives in a small fishing village on the coast of Louisiana, growing up alongside turtles, pelicans and porpoises. But now, with sea levels rising, their home is at risk of being swept away.Determined to save the land, Eliza and her younger sister Avery secretly go […]

Hurricane Betsey

hurricane betsey book

A hurricane is on it’s way . . . And Betsey can’t wait! Join her as she helps prepare for the storm, is entered into a very strange contest, and even attempts to eat a MONSTER hamburger in four fabulously funny adventures. This book is one of five collections featuring Betsey Biggalow from Children’s Laureate, […]

The Somerset Tsunami

A sinking boat. A girl in disguise. A disappearing sea. When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she’s only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent away to find work dressed as […]

Flood

With intensely coloured, gorgeous artwork, Alvaro F. Villa depicts the effects of a devastating flood on a family and their home in this wordless – and startlingly beautiful – picture book.

Volcanoes

Fact Planet: Volcanoes

Learn about volcanoes and find out how they form, where they are most likely to be and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies. Fact Planet is a lively, information-filled geography series, packed full of colourful illustrations, clear explanations and fun quizzes to test your knowledge. The eye-catching flat illustrations combined with occasional […]

There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom

A stunning picture book about one little girl and her orangutan friend, based on the Greenpeace film that became a viral sensation. When a little girl discovers a mischievous orangutan on the loose in her bedroom, she can’t understand why it keeps shouting OOO! at her shampoo and her chocolate. But when Rang-tan explains that […]

One Day on our Blue Planet: In the Rainforest

From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious young spider monkey. Follow this adventurous spider monkey exploring the bustling rainforest of South America with his mother by his side in the third title from Ella Bailey’s bestselling series, now in paperback.

The Explorer

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him. As the plane crashes […]

Time Trails: Rainforest

Prepare to take a chronological journey, from the first roots grown by newly evolved plants and trees, through blazing fires and climatic changes, to an explosion of flora and fauna as the rainforest blossoms with life. Travel right up to the modern-day, as humans arrive in the lush habitat, changing the rainforest and its inhabitants […]

The Rainforest Book

Step inside the fascinating world of tropical rainforests where you’ll encounter an enormous variety of flora and fauna! This gorgeously illustrated picture book is a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of nature and conservation. In this colour non-fiction text, you’ll discover amazing rainforest animals, learn about the diverse range of life-giving plants, […]

Over and Under the Rainforest

Award-winning duo Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal take readers on a thrilling tour of one of the most diverse ecosystems on planet earth: the rainforests of Central America. Discover the wonder that lies hidden among the roots, above the winding rivers, and under the emerald leaves of the rainforest. This genle picturebook features animals […]

Running Wild

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them – things like the death of Will’s father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on […]

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he wonders?

The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers

In this fun, fact-filled children’s science book, we follow rainforest expert Ollie on an exciting mission to rescue a lost baby orangutan in the steamy rainforest of Borneo. Accompanied by engineering expert Kiki, they set out in a glider to search for the friendly ape. Along the way, they encounter greedy plantation owners who are […]

Amazon Adventure: Unfolding Journeys

Chart an unforgettable journey in your trusty canoe down the Amazon river with this beautifully illustrated 16-panel concertina pull-out wall frieze. Learn just how unique and important this fascinating place is as you wind past colourful communities, busy jungle cities, and incredible rainforest creatures and wacky wildlife, from high up in the Andes of Peru, […]

Expedition Diaries: Borneo Rainforest

Simon is flying to the island of Borneo in the South China Sea. He plans to travel by boat and plane, and trek through one of the world’s oldest rainforests to find orangutans in their natural equitorial habitat. He’ll be sketching some of the island’s thousands of species of tree, mammal and bird along the […]

My Name is River

Dylan’s mum thinks he’s on the school Geography trip. Dylan’s teacher thinks he’s at home with the flu. In fact he’s 30,000 feet up in th air on the way to Brazil. When Dylans’ farm is snatched away by a huge global company, he can’t just sit back and watch. But the journey to rescue […]

Tree of Wonder

Tree of Wonder is an exciting introduction to the biodiversity of the rainforest biome. From two Great Green Macaws to 1,024 Leaf-cutter Ants, readers will delight in counting each animal that makes a home in the heart of the rainforest, where life multiplies again and again in the shade of just one almendro tree.

How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest?

Don’t get too comfortable. This isn’t the type of book you can snuggle up with under the covers. Not even close! You’re off on the expedition of a lifetime to experience the sights, sounds, smells, feelings and tastes of the world’s most extreme places. Have you ever wondered what the buzz of the rainforest sounds […]

What a Wonderful World

From the author of the BBC’s children’s book Blue Planet II, this book takes you on a breathtaking tour of our planet – from towering mountaintops, through grasslands, jungles, rivers, deserts, polar wildernesses and into the blue ocean – to discover the incredible variety of life that calls it home. Along the way, read the […]

Planet Earth Mazes

Discover the wonders of life on Earth as you find your way through this selection of mazes. Each maze is more challenging than the last, from navigating rainforests and piles of recycling to climbing mountains and avoiding monsoons. A brilliant way to learn about our planet, with all the answers at the back of the […]

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea

A gorgeous 20th anniversary edition of Eva Ibbotson’s award-winning, bestselling classic adventure, with a beautiful cover by Katie Hickey and an introduction by award-winning author of Letters from the Lighthouse Emma Carroll. A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. […]

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

What are you looking for? Adventure! Excitement! Fun! Friendship! Join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and his new friends. With sensible Ratty, wise Badger, fun-loving Toad, and the dastardly stoats and weasles, there’s never a dull moment! Oxford Children’s Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The […]

Song of the Dolphin Boy

Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he’s felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home. But his new […]

Why Water’s Worth It

This educational picture book is about a little girl with a big story to tell – Why Water’s Worth It. With her nose buried in her book, she walks young readers through the world of clean water, how it’s managed, and the importance of everyone working together to protect it. Written for 4- to 8 […]

Water Cycles

Dive into the life-cycle of water and discover how it supports all life forms, how humans harness its power, and why we need to conserve it. From snowflakes falling from the clouds and deep ocean currents to hot springs and water in space, this children’s nature book showcases the beauty and power of water in […]

River Boy

Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands anymore, but stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He’s determined to finish his last painting, ‘River Boy’, before he goes. A poignant story that explores the subject of grief and loss in an accessible and affecting way, Tim Bowler’s Carnegie Medal-winning book will take […]

Song of the River

“Come with me. Come with me. I will take you to the sea,” sings the stream to Cam, the mountain boy. And so Cam’s adventure begins, an adventure in which he will see many strange and wondrous sights, and make a marvellous discovery. In this resonant story, Cam the mountain boy follows the river from […]

A River

There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest, each new landscape is explored through stunning illustrations and poetic text from this award-winning picture-book creator.

The Secret of Black Rock

WINNER OF THE 2018 WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE FOR BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK This surreal modern folk-tale tells the story of an adventurous young girl who must protect a peaceful living creature. Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea — the weirder, the better! And she knows the […]

The Rhythm of the Rain

Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool and races the sparkling streams as they tumble over waterfalls, rush through swollen rivers and burst out into the vast open sea. Where will my little jar of water go now? […]

Amazing Rivers

Fearless adventurers, set sail on a fascinating voyage down the world’s most extraordinary rivers! Discover over 100 of the world’s most incredible rivers in this fascinating title by Julie Vosburgh Agnone and illustrated by prize-winner Kerry Hyndman. Amazing Rivers takes readers on a tour of the world’s waterways, revealing the animals that call them home, […]

The River Singers

Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan’s fur bristle with fear . . . Knowing their lives are under threat, Sylvan and his brother and sisters have no choice but to abandon their burrow for ever. Together they set out on an epic journey along the Great River; but with dangers […]

Amazon River

Beginning with a tiny trickle high in the mountains, smaller streams join until they form the world’s largest river. Crossing a continent, it winds through lush rainforests until it meets the ocean. From piranhas to the giant anaconda, this mighty waterway is home to the world’s most incredible ecosystem. Welcome to the Amazon River. This […]

Once Upon a Raindrop: The Story of Water

Do you know why the Moon’s so dry and yet our world is wet? Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of water and discover the story of H20 from its very beginning. Engaging, informative poetry flows over the pages and stunning illustrations bring this story to rushing, gushing life.

A Drop in the Ocean: The Story of Water

This series uses cartoon style illustrations and humorous narrative text to make key topics in Science and Geography both accessible and engaging. This approach encourages children to read about and understand complex ideas. This story follows the passage of a water droplet, from the time when it evaporates from the ocean and becomes the water […]

Water

Water is all around us; we drink it every day. In this level 4 reader, kids will learn about the water cycle, discovering how rain and snow flow into our lakes, rivers, and oceans, and later evaporate into the sky again. Vivid photography and accessible text make this book an ideal introduction to the science […]

Wild Weather

Weather is awesome and exciting – it’s part of our everyday lives but what is it? This funkily illustrated title explores all types of weather with four children Anjali, Lulu, Mason and Noah. Their teacher, Mr Sangar, explains that weather is about what’s happening in the atmosphere. And, there are six major things going on […]

Ratty’s Big Adventure

In this beautifully illustrated picture book from Lara Hawthorne, a mysterious creature from a secluded volcano crater explores the outside world for the very first time . . . but is it not what he expects it to be! Will his adventure teach him there is no place like home? Ratty lives deep inside the […]

World Feature Focus: Mountains

Explore ten of the world’s most awesome mountain ranges! From the Rockies to the the Great Dividing Range, discover some of the most famous and important mountain ranges on the planet. Zoom in on their most interesting features, with the help of engaging artwork and key information. Each mountian range ‘profile’ is accompanied by unique […]

King of the Cloud Forests

Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, former Children’s Laureate and multi-award winner. This is a fresh reissue of a much-loved story with a beautiful new cover. Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embark on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling […]

Mountains of the World

Journey to the highest peaks and plateaus of planet Earth…but make sure to bring your climbing gear! Take a closer look at the mountains of the world, from the Alps to the Andes to the peaks of the Himalayas. Meet the animals and people who make their homes on rocky peaks, as well as the […]

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever … Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the roof of the world was Everest. This […]

Pop-Up Volcano

Open this book and step into the fiery world of volcanoes! Find out why they erupt, what scientists can learn from them and which animals call them home. Explore volcanoes at the bottom of the sea, gaze upon the volcanoes of Mars, and travel back in time to find out what happened to the city […]

Bigfoot Mountain

Minnie is alone, high up in her favourite tree, looking out over a distant forest fire. She and her stepfather Dan are stuck with each other, living in their small cabin at the foot of the mountain after Minnie’s mother died. When Minnie and her friend Billy discover four giant footprints on a mountain trail, […]

Into the Volcano

From Jess Butterworth comes another beautifully written adventure set on top of a super volcano, about coming to terms with grief, letting go of anger at the world and finding hope and joy in the most unexpected of places. Vivi and Seb live halfway across the world from each other, living completely separate lives, until […]

The Brockenspectre

Tomas wants to be like his father – strong, brave and fearless. Pappi is a mountain guide, often away from home. He has taught Tomas to love the mountains, but also to fear their dangers – the winds and blizzards, the treacherous paths, the giddying slopes. Above all, Tomas fears the Brockenspectre – a huge, […]

When the Mountains Roared

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell. I thought we’d live here forever … but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too. When Ruby’s dad uproots […]

Fact Planet: Volcanoes

Discover a world of amazing facts and information with Fact Planet! Learn about volcanoes and find out how they form, where they are most likely to be and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies. Fact Planet is a lively, information-filled geography series, packed full of colourful illustrations, clear explanations and fun quizzes […]

Mountains (World of Wonder)

Take a hike through alpine landscapes and snowy mountain peaks and discover Earth’s diverse and delicate ecosystems. From the mighty Himalayas to the majestic Rockies , this book will take you on an amazing journey into the world of mountains. See the different flora and fauna , learn about the diverse range of species and […]

Paper World: Planet Earth

Planet Earth uses ingenious paper cuts to reveal the amazing details of our planet, from bubbling volcanoes to rushing rivers to its boiling hot interior. With detailed art by paper-cut studio Bomboland, a fact-packed text, and flaps and die-cuts on every spread, this unique novelty book will appeal to all the family.

Adventures on Earth

Graphic illustrator Simon Tyler explores the extremes of our planet – and the people who venture there – in his bold and colourful style Following on from the magnificent Adventures in Space , comes a compendium on a topic closer to home – our planet, the Earth. Learn about the highest and deepest, hottest and […]

Poems from a Green and Blue Planet

This stunning collection of new and classic poems from around the world celebrates the diversity of life on our green and blue planet, to be shared with all the family. With new poems from Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Dean Atta, Sabrina Mahfouz and more. Dive into this book and be swept […]

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

The exquisite and thought-provoking book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore […]

Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth

Sona Sharma combats climate change. When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school and is very worried that no one is doing enough to combat it, she takes up the challenge herself. But Appa isn’t amused when Sona throws out her baby sister’s nappies and Thatha isn’t happy when she tells him to get […]

The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth

An illustrated tour of our planet’s ecosystems both large and small, from reefs, deserts and rainforests to a single drop of water – from the bestselling author of Women in Science . Through exquisite illustrations, maps and infographics, bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky explains how our planet works, from its incredible ecosystems and the plants and […]

My Friend Earth

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles whisper-white snow and protects the tiny seeds waiting for spring. Readers of all ages will pore over the pages of this spectacular book. Its enticing die-cut pages encourage exploration as […]

Earth is Big

Earth is big! (compared to a frog) Earth is small! (when it’s hiding in a galaxy) And that’s not all. Earth is wet and dry, hot and cold, round and jagged, fast and slow. You get the idea. It depends how you look at it! Get to know our planet in a whole new way […]

The Rock Factory: A Story About Rocks and Stones

This series uses cartoon-style illustrations and humorous narrative text to make key topics in Science and Geography accessible and engaging. This approach encourages children to read about and understand complex ideas. This is the story of how a special sort of stone formed deep inside the Earth, and came to the surface thousands of millions […]

Everyday STEM: Geology

Discover how geology is part of our daily lives with Everyday STEM Science – Geology. Explore the wonders of Earth and see how geology is all around us, from natures materials that are used to build roads and buildings to the minerals found in your mobile phone and drinks can. Witness a volcanic eruption, find […]

Soil

There’s so much to see up here on the street, but it’s even more interesting under our feet! This informative title looks at our ancestors, and what their ancient bones tell us about the living, breathing people they were. From stone age man to a terracotta army, we know ourselves because we know the people […]

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 […]

Blue John

The Queen of Darkness lives deep underground beneath a mountain with her child, Blue John, a boy she made from the blue of the glacier and the hot yellow light of the sun. Blue John is forbidden to leave his mother’s side, but the lure of the light above is too strong. When a singing, […]

The Pebble in my Pocket: A History of Our Earth

Where do pebbles come from? How were they made? This book tells the story of a pebble, from its origins in a fiery volcano 480 million years ago to a busy, modern landscape. Readers follow the processes of rock formation and erosion that create new pebbles all over the world.

A Rock Is Lively

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient and A Nest Is Noisy comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue Lapis Lazuli to volcanic Snowflake Obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. […]

The Street Beneath My Feet

This award-winning, double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey down through the layers of the Earth, all the way to the planet’s core and out the other side. *Picked by the Guardian as one of ’15 Modern Classics’ books* When you’re out walking around, whether on the city streets or a country trail, […]

Stone Girl Bone Girl

Discover the story of Mary Anning, the world’s best-known fossil hunter. As a baby, Mary was struck by lightning, then as a little girl she found a fossilised sea monster, the most important prehistoric discovery of its time. This spectacular tale of a little girl who dared to be different and who followed her dreams […]

Under Earth, Under Water

Hundreds of fascinating facts are waiting to be unearthed in this latest book from Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski, the creative duo behind the bestselling Maps. Dive below the surface, and find out what happens under the earth and under the water. From early submarines and deep-sea life, to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels – you […]

The Abominables

A classic from beloved author Eva Ibbotson – now with a brand-new cover from Jamie Littler. How do you smuggle a family of yetis from Tibet to England? When Agatha Farlingham is kidnapped by a yeti on a mountain in Tibet, she soon discovers that the hairy monster is clever and noble. His children are […]

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about volcanoes and earthquakes in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It’s time to learn everything about volcanoes and earthquakes! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer’s […]

Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean

Do you know how tall the tallest mountain on Earth is? Or how deep the deepest ocean goes? Do you know which creature was the largest to ever live? Or how old the oldest tree is? Learn all this and more in this exquisite book of comparisons. Page Tsou’s extraordinarily detailed illustrations have a lithograph […]

Our Queen Elizabeth: Her Extraordinary Life from the Crown to the Corgis

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with this colourful and charming picture book by historian Kate Williams, taking young readers on an amazing journey through Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades on the throne. Discover everything there is to know about the life and the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II in this beautifully illustrated book. Readers will learn […]

Race to the Frozen North

Matthew Henson was simply an ordinary man. That was, until Commander Robert E. Peary entered his life, and offered him a chance at true adventure. Henson would become navigator, craftsman, translator, and right-hand man on a treacherous journey to the North Pole. Defying the odds and the many prejudices that faced him to become a […]

Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is the amazing story of a true hero of our times; his famous biography has been specially adapted for children in a beautiful illustrated picture book format. Discover how a little boy whose father called him “troublemaker” grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa’s first black president […]

Journey to Jo’Burg

This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa’s apartheid. Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. Their journey […]

Front Desk

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets: 1. She lives in a motel, not a big house. 2. Her parents hide immigrants. 3. She wants to be a writer. It will take all of Mia’s courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, […]

Coming to England

A picture book story about the triumph of hope, love, and determination, Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin: from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords. When she was ten years old, Floella Benjamin, along with her older sister and two younger […]

Astro Girl

Astrid has always loved the stars and space. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission – eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it […]

Holes

Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn’t green and doesn’t have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot […]

The Good Thieves

Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies […]

Arctic Star

Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the Second World War Arctic convoys. Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War. Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia […]