Otter-Barry Books

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You Can!

You Can! is a stirring picturebook that follows fourteen children from birth to early adulthood. It is a masterfully plotted voyage of motivation and hope through word and picture from Strick and Antony, with the fourteen children as co-creators. It encourages readers to be themselves and be their best selves, whomever they choose to become and in whatever they choose to do.

Book Cover - Our Rights! Stories and Poems about Children's Rights

Our Rights!: Stories and Poems about Children's Rights

This anthology brings together stories and poems by a profusion of twenty-two well-known contemporary authors and poets, including two UK Children’s Laureates. Beginning with the compassionate poem Imagine by Jackie Morris, which explores the right that all children have to be treated fairly, there are many uplifting and magical short stories with diverse characters featured throughout. Highlights include 'The Mascot' by Vitra Soundar and 'Charles the Second', Morris Gleitzman’s tale about identity and the moving concluding poem 'Every Child a Song' by Nicola Davies.

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Eco Girl

Eve is a little girl who loves the forest near her house and all the animals and plants within it… but she especially loves the Baobab tree. When she visits her grandmother’s home she receives a special birthday present of a Baobab seed to continue the family tradition of planting a tree in the forest.

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Stories of Peace and Kindness for a Better World

A book of seven folktales, Stories of Peace & Kindness gives readers an insight into how seven different cultures approach overcoming the frailties of humankind. Stories from Ethiopia, Sudan, Palestine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and China are told by Elizabeth Laird simply and with care.

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Geraldine is used to having her parents to herself, so when baby Boo arrives, she must adjust to the idea of having a brother. Geraldine finds herself getting more and more frustrated, as her parents seem to dote on baby Boo when he kicks and shouts but get cross with her when she does the same things!

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How the Borks Became

How do you explain a challenging concept like evolution to young children? That is the aim of this inventive and engaging book.

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A Kid in My Class

The eponymous ‘kid’ in this exuberant collection from prize-winning poet Rooney is a wildly varying type – there’s the football-mad one, the self-obsessed (presented in haiku form with the word ‘me’ repeated seventeen times), the compulsive fibber, the nondescript ‘Joe Bloggs’. There’s also the serial best-friender, the fidgeter and the queen bee who’s always first – with everything.

Book Cover - Can You See a Little Bear?

Can You See a Little Bear?

This is a look-and-find book with a difference. Jackie Morris’s gorgeous watercolours will draw children into a world that is dreamlike and magical – a sumptuous place of fantasy, rich in detail and colour. There is so much to explore on every opening – exotic people and animals, musical instruments, modes of transport, clothes, colours, textures, landscapes and the overall beckoning attraction of the world of the circus.

Book Cover - Travels With My Granny

Travels With My Granny

Rix and Corr’s delightful picturebook centres on the loving relationship between Granny and her grandchild. Granny may not be able to remember yesterday, or move from her house, but she is able to bring her grandchild, and the reader, on a journey all over the globe, from Peru to China.

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Chicken on the Roof

Poetry, profundity and high comedy combine in this brilliant book of sparkling poems from Matt Goodfellow. The absurdity of chickens stuck on rooftops, hedgehogs wincing through the backstroke, talking baked bean tins, a cat relieving itself in a grandparent’s beard, reflections on loss, the passage of time, the importance of place, and the grandeur of nature all happily cohabit here, forming a collection which can raise a loud laugh or prompt a quiet tear.