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5 Wild Numbers

A lively introduction to the world of numbers one to five, this beautiful board book doubles up to showcase jungle animals in their natural habitats. Short rhymes on each page accompany artistic illustrations of both numbers and creatures while we encounter wildlife in every sense of the word as ‘One fierce tiger paces’ and ‘three…

A Guide to Sisters

‘Mummies say, “a sister is the greatest gift a person can receive.” (When they say this, they mean she’s a gift for you… NOT that you should give her away at the next birthday party you go to!).’ This lovely new picturebook is a tongue-in-cheek guide to having a sister, whether you wanted one or…

Joy

A little girl called Fern grows concerned after noticing that her beloved Nanna has stopped smiling. What could be the matter? Fern’s mum explains that the ‘whoosh’ of joy has gone out of Nanna’s life. Fern sets off to capture this elusive whoosh and cheer her Nanna back up. Fern’s search for joy is beautifully…

Once upon a Jungle

This gorgeous picturebook turns the circle of life into a narrative a child can understand. The story follows a jungle food chain, from tiny ants, to mantis, to lizard, all the way up to the fate of a panther. Each animal is dominant on its own page, only to be put into perspective on the…

Shapes Colours Numbers

Shapes Colours Numbers is a silent, ritualistic, revelatory book. Created by Dario Zeruto, a Cuban artist trained in mechanical engineering, the book-object plays with the very idea of its materiality. With great ceremony we open the book; first we remove the sleeve, then open a page right-left, which reveals the sole sentence of the book…

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…

We Travel So Far…

We Travel So Far… is a collection of small stories about big journeys. Each story in this book is a true tale of migration across land, sea and air, and looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals all around the world. From the epic journey of the huge humpback whale to the gritty…

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