Tree – Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.

Grandad’s Island – Benji Davies

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent. Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth.

Time Travelling with a Hamster – Ross Welford

For readers who loved Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time this extraordinary debut will make you laugh and cry. A story that crosses time and generations, for adventure-loving readers young and old. ā€œMy dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was […]

The Person Controller – David Baddiel

From the author of The Parent Agency comes a thrilling, funny and touching new adventure. Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that’s impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren’t that good, however, at […]

One – Sarah Crossan

Grace and Tippi are twins, conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world, a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or […]

I’m a Girl – Yasmeen Ismail

I’m supposed to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice. But I’m sweet and sour and not a little flower. I am a girl! I am a girl! I am a girl! The girl in this book likes to win, she likes to be spontaneous, fast and strong, and because she also […]

Whistling in the Dark – Shirley Hughes

Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joanā€™s home is under threat from the Naziā€™s terrifying nightly air-raids. It is not an easy time to be a teenager, especially with the sweet rationing, strict curfews and blackouts. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the bombings intensify and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially […]

Warning! This Book May Contain Rabbits – Tim Warnes

Uh-oh! Mole and the Lumpy Bumpy thing have found a top hat with the label “Warning: Do Not Touch!” Out of the hat hops a bunny. And another. And another! Holy moly! Surely bunnies aren’t dangerous. Are they? Warning! is the funny and entertaining sequel to the hugely popular Dangerous! (nominated for the Kate Greenaway […]

Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo

Kensukeā€™s Kingdom is a true childrenā€™s classic by former Children’s LaureateĀ Michael Morpurgo, the creator of War Horse.   I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you havenā€™t got your safety harness on, you havenā€™t got your lifejacket on. You shouldnā€™t be doing this . . . I […]

Vikings in the Supermarket – Nick Sharratt

Six Vikings on a shopping trip, one tartan-patterned cat, a clever little mermaid, a naughty vampire bat, the queen who’s really fond of green, the pirate Tidy Clyde, open up this jolly book and meet them all inside!