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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]