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Bear and Hare: Snow!

Children’s literature brings many ‘odd couples’ to young readers attention, especially through picturebooks where emotions can be shown, not just described in words, where difference is elided by the relationship between the disparate pairings, and where interaction between two individuals who enjoy each other’s company is obvious on the page and doesn’t need any explanation.…

Draw With Marta Altés: You Are an Artist!

You Are an Artist is based on the bestselling picturebook, I Am An Artist!, and is designed to give budding artists the chance to get creative and make art with award-winning writer and illustrator Marta Altés. An activity book with a difference, each page presents an opportunity for the reader to create their very own…

Little Red Reading Hood

This contemporary narrative of a classic fairy tale favourite not only gives a new look to the story. It turns it on its head and encourages the reader’s right to enter the tale and make it their own. Little Red has an overdue library book and it must be returned today! On her way, she…

Sir Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Pets

This is one in a series of eight by actor, comedian, TV presenter and political activist Sir Tony Robinson, who will be best known to many of us as the hapless Baldrick in the BBC’s period British sitcom, Blackadder. Other titles in this series are: the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, British, Inventions and the two World…

Skeleton Tree

What would you do if you found a bone poking out of the earth in your back garden, one that started to grow, reaching up out of the ground until it turned into a skeleton? This is the situation facing twelve-year-old Stanly Stanwright, the protagonist of this unusual and heart-warming adventure. Stanly is determined to…

Tender Earth

In this, the third in the Artichoke Hearts series, we are launched straight back into the lively Leveson household where there is change afoot. The story centres on Laila, the youngest and quietest of the three siblings, who is growing up, reluctantly and suddenly. Between the move into secondary school, her brothers and sisters moving…

The Go-Away Bird

This is picturebook legend Julia Donaldson’s latest rhyming text for young children and her first partnership with illustrator Catherine Rayner. The Go-Away Bird just wants to be left alone. So, as a colourful array of feathered neighbours drop by her nest to say hello, they each are sent on their way with a very honest…

This is Gus

The book’s dedication reads ‘For Vinaya, thank you for putting up with me on my Gus days’. Gus is a grumpy dog; he ‘doesn’t like much of anything’. In fact, the only thing this old crank seems to want is a big plate of sausages. We all have days like Gus. Gus isn’t the only…

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