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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 relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos! With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. Its tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhausting–a key thing when it comes to young readers and their enjoyment of a book!

Non-fiction

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.

Picturebook

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 eye-popping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

Picturebook

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 I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me.”

“Oh, no, he didn’t.”

“OH, YES, HE DID.”‘

Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination!

Every day he tells a tall tale.

But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid?

And who will believe him when he really does get captured in a net?

Non-fiction

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 reef, near to a pod of orcas hunting for their lunch, close to a leatherback turtle feasting on jellyfish, and past some rather strange deep-sea fish. Playful text guides the journey, providing a fun shared experience and a conversation starter for parents and young children.

The reverse side of the concertina features spot illustrations picked out from the main scene, with more expansive information about submarines, ocean life and the dangers it is facing.

Non-fiction

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.

Picturebook

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 . . .

Humphrey the whale is on a quest: to find the one perfect object that will make him feel complete. He roams far and wide, gathering endless undersea treasure as he goes. Yet, no matter how many goodies he accumulates, Humphrey still doesn’t feel content. Could it be friendship, not possessions, that will really make Humphrey’s heart sing?

A sparkling rhyming tale that encourages sharing and kindness, this heartwarming story of friendship is perfect for reading aloud.

Non-fiction

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, funny and full of amazing facts, it will be devoured by children eager to find out about the most exciting creatures from the deep blue.

Picturebook

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 in 2003

Picturebook

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”, he can’t help but wonder: Just what would it feel like to be part of that dashing, flashing crew? So, with the help of his friends, he fashions a flashy costume and is ready to impress… “Hello-o-o everybody! Just call me TROPICAL Terry!” But will life as a tropical fish be everything he always dreamed of?

With his trademark humour and vibrant art, the award-winning Jarvis tells a heart-warming comedy of self-esteem; a story about learning to love your own scales and take pride in what makes you different.

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