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3.2.1 GO!

3.2.1 GO! is like no other counting book for young children around just now. In this animal Olympics, we see 5 pandas practising martial arts, a fox on the tennis court with 16 spare sweatbands and 8 monkeys doing what they do best – swinging between the rings in the gymnasium. From 1 up to…

A Very Late Story

Some of the best picturebooks are the ones with very little text but a very big message. Marianna Coppo’s story within a story is a wonderfully clever example of how illustration and simple expression is sometimes more powerful than words themselves. Young readers are introduced to Coppo’s ‘cast’ of cute characters as they anxiously await…

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Get ready to meet a whole host of cool new doggy friends in this playful lift-the-flap book of opposites for little ones! Bursting with graphic flair and clever paper craft, it’s a book that delivers just as much on style and creativity as it does on learning. Finding new ways to introduce very young children…

Don’t Worry, Little Crab

In his latest picturebook, Haughton covers some well-trodden ground in the world of children’s literature: how little people – with the right support and reassurance – have the courage to overcome life’s big obstacles. When Very Big Crab suggests to Little Crab that they leave the safety of their tiny rockpool in search of the…

Encyclopedia of Grannies

Grannies have always been held in high regard in the picturebook world; celebrated for their warm, nurturing personas, or unrivalled superpowers. But in this eccentric directory from French author and illustrator Veillé, a whole new light is shone on society’s most treasured relatives. From common granny hairstyles, to the impressive positions that the most flexible…

Jump!

Get ready to bounce into action in this joyful little board book from Japanese illustrator, Matsuoka. Turning every page of Jump! is like waiting for a jack-in-the-box to spring into life! Every other delightful spread features a creature resting, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce. Then Boing! Little ones will love exploring the expressive…

Mini Rabbit Not Lost

Like many of us, the small hero of John Bond’s début picturebook is partial to cake. But when Mother Rabbit’s plans to bake his favourite treat are thwarted by a lack of berries, Mini Rabbit heads off on an adventure of epic proportions in search of some. Through fields and forests, over oceans and mountains,…

Mountains of the World

How are mountains made? Does the Yeti exist? Who is the world’s most famous mountaineer? Get ready for the answers to these and many more questions in Dieter Braun’s stylish celebration of the world’s mountains. From the Alps to the Andes, Everest to Uluru, this comprehensive exploration of some of the highest places on Earth,…

Not Just a Book…

We all know that books are more than words and ink. They have the power to transport young minds to faraway places and help those dealing with stress find a safe place away from it all. But on a more practical level, the talented pairing of Willis and Ross show us in their latest offering…

The Snowbear

The most magical events take place at night and this is certainly true in Sean Taylor’s enchanting new story, The Snowbear. When Iggy and Martina go to bed in their cosy hilltop chalet, everything is ‘the same as usual’. As sleep takes hold, however, the world outside their bedroom is transformed into an unspoilt winter…

What Does the Crocodile Say?

There are plenty of picturebooks on the market that address the anxieties of little ones embarking on their first day of nursery. What sets What Does the Crocodile Say? apart from others is its focus on the sounds and noises that provide the backdrop to this momentous day. From the ‘Dringg Dringg’ of the alarm…

What’s the Difference? 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a bacteria and a virus? Or a tornado and a hurricane? As this highly inventive book sets out to prove, the difference lies very much in the detail. Each double-page spread features a pairing that young (and grown-up) readers may struggle to identify the difference between;…

Wiggles (TouchThinkLearn)

‘Your little fingers wriggle, your little fingers wiggle. Your little fingers just want to dance!’ – what a perfect opening for this hands-on, multi-sensory book for little ones. Wiggles invites children and their grown-ups on a journey of exploration through the sense of touch, using their fingers to follow a series of die-cut dots, lines,…

You Are New

‘Hello, You! You are new.’ A warm welcome awaits all babies in cartoonist Lucy Knisley’s sweet celebration of new life and new beginnings. From the cherub-faced babies who adorn the endpapers to the toothy toddler enjoying a game of peekaboo, Knisley brings them all to life with her unique – and universal – illustrative style.…

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