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A World of Information

This is a miscellany of the very best kind. Readers will be hooked by facts as varied as differing kinds of knots, different kinds of print, the periodic table of the elements, neap and spring tides, the organs of the body and a whole host of other information. At no point does the trivia seem…

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…

Double Take: A New Look At Opposites

Double Take: A New Look at Opposites plays with the concept of opposites in a new, exciting and sometimes complex way. While it begins with easy examples like yes/no stop/go, day/night, young readers are quickly invited to look and look again, examining things on a deeper level, from different perspectives and to think about the…

Life: The First Four Billion Years

From the author of Can we Save the Tiger?, Exploring Space, and the Kate Greenaway award-winning adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels, this book tells the story of the universe: how it began, how the Milky Way was formed and how Earth and the other planets that make up our galaxy came into being. Life, The First…

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Myths – Nothing but a story and a beginning or a great way to learn more about history and also ourselves? This new collection of Norse myths is beautifully balanced between the scary and the funny stories. These dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle – one of the greatest…

Tales from the Inner City

In this new collection of 25 short stories, Shaun Tan explores the relationships between animals and humans in the city. It’s deep, dark stuff filled with revelatory truths. In a story about a pig, we are confronted with the reality of our diet. In a story about a sheep we encounter the hopelessness of individual…

The Child of Dreams

This beautifully produced picturebook is instantly attractive thanks to the high production values, design, and particularly the illustrations by Richard Jones. These are both painterly and graphic, with patches of colour layered one on another. To me, both images and use of colour are reminiscent of Brian Wildsmith’s wonderful picturebooks of the1960’s, yet remain bold…

Trees

Carmin Lemniscates is an award-winning author, illustrator and designer of children’s books based in Barcelona. Her mixed-media illustrations combine monotype, collage, woodcut and digital. In 2016, she won the prestigious Crítica Serra d’Or Award for Arbres. Trees was then published in English by Walker Studio in 2017. In this book, the graphic mixed-media illustrations are…

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