When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children’s playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he’s not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children’s favourite slide, everyone feels sad. But with a little patience and understanding the children soon discover that Humperdink is good at some things – especially if they use their imaginations – leading to a riotously fun conclusion. A delightful picture book with endearing artwork and a humorous story to engage young readers and help them gain an understanding about those different from themselves. This title helps children learn the key skill of playing with and accepting new friends, whatever their size, shape… or species! Exploring themes of empathy and imaginative play, this title is a must-have for young readers seeking to understand the world around them.

When snow comes in the night, Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. A magical sledge ride takes them deep into the woods, but how will they get back home again? Stunning artwork of wintry scenes bring the story to life as you venture deep into the snowy woods on sledge ride with Iggy and Martina. A spellbinding story about friendship, loyalty, bravery and the magic of snow that will be a winter family favourite to enjoy each year when the temperature drops.

A Little Bit Different is a light and fun story depicting the journey from ignorance to acceptance and celebration.

Meet the ploofers. The ploofers have been practicing something special which they all want to do at the exact same time – but wait! What’s that? One of them does something different! When one little ploofer goes against the usual flow of things, the rest of them turn their backs on him. But all it takes is for one person to recognise the beauty in being different to spark a change in attitude of everyone.

With simple, yet striking, illustrations and a cutaway cover design that adds tactile interest, A Little Bit Different is a joyful reading experience for both you and your child, providing the opportunity to spark more meaningful discussions about people’s differences and how we accept and value them.

There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together they looked after the farm and each other. It wasn t perfect and they didn t always agree (animals almost never do). But they liked it.

One day the geese begin to gossip. Before long they hatch a plan to leave the farm. Will life be perfect now?

A powerful modern-day fable for our times told with humour and warmth, and most importantly, hope. A story of building bridges not barriers, respect not resentment and of finding friendship, not fear.

Henry isn’t happy when an uninvited guest suddenly interrupts his tea break. And he is less than thrilled when the little creature decides to stay along with its annoying habit.

With the unwelcome visitor getting under his feet all day, it’s easy for Henry to miss the signs that a dangerous and hungry bear has been seen in the area. How can he avoid being the next victim?

A charming story about friendship, tolerance and unexpected consequences, with a compelling refrain that all readers will want to join.

Little Spider loves swinging from her web, in spite of the fact that Mum and Dad Spider warn her against it. But when swinging lands her in the soup, it’s an opportunity to make new friends and do something adventurous that the whole family can enjoy! A playful story featuring Megan Brewis’ distinctive voice and artwork with positive messages around breaking down all kinds of barriers (even if it does mean breaking the rules . . . and the web).

The almost true story of Steve, the very scary fish.
Steve is not very big. His teeth aren’t very sharp. And though he’s no angelfish, there are far scarier creatures in the sea. So why is everyone so frightened of Steve?
With a brilliant new voice and distinctive art style, Megan Brewis is definitely ‘one to watch’.

Wilfred Walrus and Neville Narwhal are the only kids in Miss Blubber’s class who are not seals. Life is tough being the odd ones out – lunchtimes and football matches and school photos all present challenges to the two outliers. And they don’t even like each other very much!

When Betty Beluga joins the class, everything changes. Betty is smart and independent and amazing at football. As a friendship forms, Betty helps the two boys to recognise that being different isn’t always a bad thing!

A warm, funny tale about friendship and fitting in that school-aged children are sure to identify with. Isabella Bunnell’s joyous watercolour illustrations are complimented by luxuriant packaging.

An unlikely friendship between Miss Bandari and Mr Magarmach forms when the pair meet under the great plum tree, deep in the heart of India. Mr Magarmach is old and his hunting days are over but Miss Bandari loves hearing his stories as they munch plums together. One day their friendship is tested but with courage, trust and forgiveness they discover that living happily together tastes just as sweet as Miss Bandari’s golden plums.

The story of the monkey and the crocodile is a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. But it’s a tale from around the world and versions can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Japan and the Caribbean.

In a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful.

 

Imagine a world …

Where there are too many people on a too-hot earth and your only chance of salvation is to journey north.

 

Where you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every checkpoint.

 

Where your instincts become your most powerful weapon – even more than the gun in your pocket.

 

Where you find out what it takes to survive.

 

An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything.