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The Roar - book cover

The Roar

Tortoise is busy - places to go and rocks to climb - but after getting stuck upside-down, Tortoise’s frustration reaches boiling point and all Tortoise can do is shout in sheer exasperation. Not even a hug from Hedgehog will solve this problem. Luckily Owl is on hand with some wise words; “…to cheer someone up, you must try to understand what they are feeling”.

Book cover - The Robber Racoon

The Robber Racoon

Rosie Racoon is up to no good, out and about in a grand neighbourhood. We follow her as she sneakily breaks into the homes of Bear, Flamingo and Snake – no one is safe! The police are right on her tail and soon Rosie gets caught, but nothing of value seems to have been robbed … unless you have a keen eye for recycling and an artistic flair.

Book Cover - The Week at World’s End

The Week at World’s End

Carroll’s book is a riveting adventure set against the backdrop of the Cold War. Taking place during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, the story unfolds in a quiet part of England. As fears over a nuclear war between Russia and the US mount, Stevie stumbles across a dead body in her garden shed – the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to her!

Book Cover - The Chaos of Now

The Chaos of Now

Eli Bennet is stuck. An expert coder, he has been blackmailed to create a website to bring justice for Jordan Bishop, an unpopular kid who killed himself. Using a host of illegally gained footage, the website is exposing the hypocrisy of high school, but at what cost?

Book Cover - Millions of Cats

Millions of Cats

This classic is as fresh today as when it was first published. The oldest American picturebook still in print, this book is famous for winning a 1929 Newbery Honor Award. Up to then, very few picturebooks had been recognised. It is famous, also, because Gág invented for it the double-page spread, now a taken-for-granted feature of picturebooks.

Book Cover - Indiana Bones

Indiana Bones

A captivating, trail-blazing adventure story with a talking dog, smelly baddies and plenty of humour to boot, Indiana Bones is a recipe for enthralled readers and sure to inspire future archaeologists, historians and travellers alike. There is a thrilling sense of naughtiness in a child taking the lead in an adventure. This, however, is a reminder to us adults of the unending abilities and brilliance of the children in our lives.

Book Cover - Bad Panda

Bad Panda

How can you be bad when you are just so adorably fluffy and cute? Well, Lin intends to find out. She plans on being bad, very bad. An absolute rotter of a panda. But things don’t exactly go to plan in this genuinely funny and heartfelt book written by Swapna Haddow, author of Dave Pigeon.

Book Cover - Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest

Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest

It hasn’t rained for a year in Funsprings. The rivers and streams and lakes have dried up. The animals are vanishing. The Forest is broken. Pippin must fix this aberration of nature and bring the water back to Funsprings. But Pippin is just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life – a girl who loves her mum and her dad and her granny and her pet mouse Tony. But Granny lets her into a secret.

Book Cover - The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar have once again created a stunningly sweet and simple story for the current times. We meet our friends Hedgehog and Tortoise, this time practising patience and learning that some of the best things in life are undoubtedly worth the wait. This book builds on the wisdom from While We Can’t Hug and makes these powerful lessons very approachable for younger readers.

Book Cover - Child I

Child I

With the opening lines on the front cover, this story dives headfirst into the filth and desperation of life in a refugee camp. The location, like the narrator, is unnamed, but evokes the Calais Jungle where thousands of migrants camped from 2015 until its demolition a year later.