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  • Wherever You Go: From the creators of All Are Welcome

    Wherever You Go: From the creators of All Are Welcome

    Name: Sue Wilsher
    23 May 2024;

    Genre: Representation & Inclusion

    Wherever You Go revisits the same class of children readers were introduced to in All Are Welcome, but is written as if from the eyes of an adult as they watch their child grow from baby through to a school graduation. This is somew...

  • Us in the Before and After

    Us in the Before and After

    Name: Clare Wilkins
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Bereavement

    Mab has found Elk. Elk didn't know she needed finding, but now she wouldn't have it any other way. In the 'free-range' Mab, she has gained a new best friend and a whole new perspective on life. Cocooned by love, friendship and family, Elk's existence, even allowing for the pains and problems o...

  • All the Hidden Monsters

    All the Hidden Monsters

    Name: Clare Wilkins
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Mystery & Detective

    All the Hidden Monsters is a perfect, twisty, supernatural thriller that you simply won't be able to put down. Oren works for the Arcanum, a warlock institution that upholds law and order in the supernatural world. Werewolf Sage is an aspiring detective, perpetually rejected b...

  • Mad About Monkeys

    Mad about Monkeys

    Name: Sharon Porter
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Animals

    Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey is a brilliant non fiction text, covering our primate cousins, monkeys. It can be used as a source of information to show children how to set out non chronological reports in English or as a source book for science research. The stylised...

  • Luna Loves Gardening

    Luna Loves Gardening

    Name: Natalie J McChrystal Plimmer
    21 May 2024;

    Genre: Environment

    Luna Loves Gardening is the sixth title in the picture book series about the little girl discovering her enjoyment of things like art, dancing, and books. Written by the current Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho, this is a sweet, cheerful story about Luna's visit to the commun...

  • Our Wild Garden

    Our Wild Garden

    Name: Sue Wilsher
    21 May 2024;

    Genre: Environment

    Mum and Dad are proud of their neat garden and work hard to keep it tidy and weed free. However, when Poppy and Ali find out about rewilding at school, they dream of a very different garden, full of real wild creatures and lots of plants. With their parents' help, they set about transforming t...

  • There's A Beach in My Pants!

    There's A Beach in My Pants!

    Name: Lauren Maidman
    20 May 2024;

    Genre: Funny Stories

    There's a Beach in my Pants is the hilarious rhyming tale of a little girl's bad day turned good at the beach. After a disastrous trip to the beach with her Mum, the little girl gets a lot more than she bargained for when she gets home! A fish and chip shop in the downstairs c...

  • Adnan: The boy who helped his mummy remember

    Adnan: The Boy who Helped his Mummy Remember

    Name: Sue Wilsher
    20 May 2024;

    Genre: Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Based on a short film of the same name, Adnan: The Boy who Helped his Mummy Remember tells the story of a little boy who creates a 'save mummy plan' in an attempt to rescue her from depression. Although Adnan and his mother are now safe in a new home, the terrors and grief the...

  • Five Little Ducks: A Slide and Count Book

    Five Little Ducks: A Slide and Count Book

    Name: Elen Green
    20 May 2024;

    Genre: Early Skills

    Five Little Ducks: A Slide and Count Book is a lovely first counting book for children aged two years plus, and will test their fine motor skills, too, when sliding the counters around the pages. The board book follows the nursery rhyme of 'five little ducks' but it can...

  • Daddy's Footsteps

    Daddy's Footsteps

    Name: Tracy Parvin
    20 May 2024;

    Genre: Family & Home

    Four baby dinosaurs join their dads on an adventurous ramble through their wild and dangerous world. As they stroll along, our narrator's daddy supports and guides his son with words of wisdom. Following his father's footsteps, our young dino feels safe and secure: his dad is so big and strong...