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Bum Bum

There are few things that give pre-schoolers more glee than transgressions in the form of toilet-humour. They will not be disappointed here. Miura does not attempt to dress up his premise with a clever narrative or sophisticated artwork. The text is Spartan and the digital artwork is clear, bold and basic. There is no gesture…

His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story

A young girl is treated like a princess by her parents who have lots of time to play games or read stories with her. But then a new arrival in the family starts taking up all of her parents’ time and attention, and the princess feels left out and neglected. Will she ever come to…

I (Don’t) Like Snakes

Zoologist and subject expert Nicola Davies’ success with Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes in the picturebook category of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science prize is proven to be richly deserved. This book in the same Nature Storybook series looks a strong candidate for shortlisting next year.    As…

Ice Boy

David Ezra Stein is the Brooklyn-born illustrator and author of many award-winning books including the delightful Interrupting Chicken, winner of a 2011 Caldecott Honor. With Ice Boy, David Ezra Stein tells the story of an ice cube who dreams of leaving the freezer where he lives both with his mum and dad, and with the…

Jabari Jumps

Jabari has passed his swimming test, and says he is ready to jump off the diving board in his local pool. In this wonderful portrait of a father/son relationship, we see the gentle guidance of a loving father helping a young child to recognise and process feelings of fear and excitement. This kind of emotional…

La La La

This largely wordless picturebook is about connecting with others. Whilst the focus is song, represented by the ‘La La La’ of the title, the narrative is about reaching out, communicating, overcoming loneliness and finding hope. The page layout owes something to comics, as, although it doesn’t use an explicit panel layout, it implies one. The…

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Reiko knows her big sister Mika is not dead, despite everyone telling her to the contrary. The two siblings regularly curl up on her bed and chat about guys, like the awkward, lanky Seth whom Reiko has begun – uncharacteristically – dating. And doesn’t her big sister look out the window after her, waving Reiko…

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Mo Willems’s famous Pigeon is back and this time he absolutely HAS to go to school. However, he is convinced that school is not for him. After all, doesn’t he already know everything? And school starts in the morning and you know what he’s like in the mornings (not pretty!). Pigeon has so many reasons…

They Came From Planet Zabalooloo!

Clever Zoron, super strong Bazoo and wiggle-woggle dancing Zob travel to Earth from the Planet Zabalooloo in their mega-cool, party-area equipped spaceship (‘Yeahhh!’) on a mission to find a BIG-SIZE thing and bring it home. Thanks to Bazoo being a COMPLETE NINCOMPOOP, the capture of the BIG-SIZED thing, an elephant, doesn’t quite work out. And…

Voyages In The Underworld Of Orpheus Black

This illustrated novel about two brothers trying to survive while World War II rages in London is one that stays with the reader long after they have finished it. The story is punctuated with poems written from the point of view of Orpheus, the Greek myth hero. The juxtaposition of Orpheus’ bravery and Harry’s views…

Whose Eyes Are These?

Whose Eyes Are These? asks that very question on a big white page, across from which looms a striking pair of abstract eyes. Turning the page reveals a short, off-beat description of the animal behind the eyes, as well as a wonderfully rendered illustration of the animal itself, the pictures as quirky as the preceding…

Wing Jones

Wing Jones is a young woman, growing up in nineties Atlanta. When tragedy strikes, she discovers a talent she didn’t know she had, a talent that allows her to process her grief and frustration, and express herself more freely. Wing’s family relationships are very close and special, particularly the intercultural, intergenerational relationships she shares with…

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