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Protecting our planet

Book Cover - Amazing Women of the Middle East

Amazing Women of the Middle East

From an Egyptian Pharaoh to a modern-day human rights lawyer, this book tells the lesser-known stories of twenty-five inspirational women from the Middle East. Detailing their lives and achievements through short yet informative biographies of each woman, Tarnowska shines a light on often forgotten or overlooked successes. While some may be recognisable, such as Nefertiti or Amal Clooney, others might be unfamiliar to a Western audience.

Book Cover - Because of an Acorn

Because of an Acorn

The cycle of nature is beautifully and imaginatively traced from an acorn to a tree, to a forest, and a lot more in between in this attractive information picturebook. The process is shown in clear images with a minimum of words, and readers will find reason to pause at each page and look closely at what has happened.

Book Cover - Remarkable Creatures: A Guide to Some of Ireland’s Disappearing Animals

Remarkable Creatures: A Guide to Some of Ireland’s Disappearing Animals

Remarkable Creatures is a visually stunning and informative guidebook that teaches young readers about the endangered creatures of Ireland and suggests actions they can take to help protect them. Arranged in a scrapbook style, the book takes a multi-faceted approach to teaching, with vibrant illustrations, bite-sized facts, and a variety of activities included to help readers become active players in the conservation of creatures such as the Great Yellow Bumblebee, and the Barn Owl.

Book Cover - When I Coloured in the World

When I Coloured in the World

Ahmadi’s picturebook empowers a child to make changes in an imperfect world with the tools at hand. The narrator uses her crayons to address how she would make the ‘bad’ things in the world better.

Book Cover - The Last Seaweed Pie

The Last Seaweed Pie

The Treeple love making things. It’s not the only thing they love – they’re also fans of papaya pies and climbing with lemurs – but making things is what they love the most. They ‘make and mould, sew and saw, bag and tap’. Look at those happy, productive people – surely it’s the way to go? Not like those Seaple, who live underwater and are like the Treeple in many ways – they build things and they make pies of their own (seaweed). But their absolute favourite thing is to ‘watch nature’.

Book Cover - Polly Pecorino

Polly Pecorino

In this beautifully crafted story, we meet a brave and kind girl, Polly Pecorino, who is a constant rescuer of small animals. She lives in a small town called Abbeville and goes about her daily life in the usual way. Though Polly is depicted as an ordinary schoolgirl, there is something unusual about this extraordinary girl – she can talk to animals – and only her Uncle Stan and parents know about her gift. And so, the story unfolds.

Book Cover - What We'll Build: Plans For Our Future Together

What We'll Build: Plans For Our Future Together

You know you’re in safe hands when Oliver Jeffers tells a story. It’s not just because he’s an international award winner. It’s because Jeffers only tells a story if he has something important to say. And most often, just one point to make. Clearly. Simply. With very spare prose, delivered in his delightful trademark handwriting. And with deceptively uncomplicated images. But in What We’ll Build, the message runs deep.

Book Cover - Everybody’s Welcome

Everybody’s Welcome

Written in rhythmic rhyme, this warm tale is being marketed unnecessarily at the politically aware parent. The links to a political unease or a refugee crisis are not going to appeal to children, but this lovely book, with its sense of community and busy, productive animals, will.

Book Cover - What Do Animals Do All Day?

What Do Animals Do All Day?

A beautifully colourful and engaging book full of wonder and adventure! A particular treat for animal-lovers and explorers of the wild outdoors, this book will take the reader on an adventure through jungles, forests, oceans, the magical coral reef and many other uniquely mesmerising habitats.

Book Cover - Plantopedia

Plantopedia

As colourful and fascinating as a wildflower meadow, this gem of a book introduces children to the variety, beauty and sheer quirkiness of the botanic world. Although fulfilling all of its credentials as an encyclopaedia, this text manages to go far beyond that, providing a vibrant celebration of the natural world.