In this delightfully optimistic and uplifting observance of that special someone who makes you happy, Fox and Porcupine discover that when they’re together, life is ever so much brighter. Gorgeous, fun, and full of heart, this is the perfect gift for that sweet ray of light in your life.

You make me happy, you make me new;
Together there’s NOTHING that we cannot do.
You make me happy and hopeful and strong,
And right by your side is where I belong.

I’m a little monster, I am smiley, small and sweet,
With gorgeous little monster eyes and furry monster feet.
There’s just one thing that you should know .
I have to be the boss. And if you don’t remember .
I’ll get very VERY CROSS!

 

It’s Little Monster’s birthday and his friends are coming to his party. But it’s not much fun playing party games with someone who always has to win . or having birthday tea with someone who wants ALL the food for himself. It’s time this grumpy, grouchy Monster learned how to behave!

 

With funny rhyming text and delightful illustrations, this is the perfect picture book for little monsters everywhere.

Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have been trying to kill each other for so long that neither twin can remember which act of attempted murder came first. But whoever struck first, trying to take each other’s lives is simply what they do. Until one day a lawyer arrives at their house to take stock of its contents, and his accompanying son attracts their attention. Soon a new battle evolves – one in which the twins have to work together to solve the mystery of their parents’ deaths. Can Lorelli and Ovid overcome their old animosities, and will they ever get to finish that game of chess?

Illustrated by Veronica Montoya

 

Manju wants to get a present for her Mum’s birthday but Cumin her cat isn’t sure about the toy elephant or robot. So when they find Grandma’s magic lamp, Manju is granted seven wishes to find the best present. But each wish starts to go wrong and soon the house is filled with a rock band, aliens and pirates! Can Manju and Cumin wish for the perfect gift?

This magically humorous tale from storyteller Chitra Soundar is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Verónica Montoya and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist.

Iris (or balletgirl-42 as she’s known on the internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Overnight, her life becomes populated with a carnival of daunting hospital characters. Despite the attempts of her friends – Maud, Granma Suggs, Larry the Monkey and a group of singing penguins – to comfort her, Iris’s fears begin to encircle her until all she has to cling to is the attention of a lighthouse keeper called sailor_buoy_39.

 

The Inflatable Woman combines magic realism with the grit of everyday life to create a poignant and surreal journey inside the human psyche.

A dreamer? Me? Err, You bet, The world’s greatest space cadet!” Join poet James Carter on a journey through space and time: meet everyone from a Viking warrior to a crazed cat – and travel from planet Earth to the very edges of the universe… This wonderful collection is the perfect way to get children interested in poetry.

Fourteen-year-old Mariel returns to England for her grandmother’s funeral. It is the first time she has been back since she emigrated with her mother as a baby, and it is the beginning of the uncovering of some really extraordinary truths about the Considine family. Why did Mariel’s mum argue with Grandma all those years ago? Why does Amelia wear so much perfume? Why is there a very large cat flap in Louvre House? Why does Gerald seem scared of his brother’s appetite? Did Grandma Considine really break her neck falling down the stairs? And most importantly, what is the dark secret that lies at the heart of the family?

Which magical place will Ted explore today? A cold, snowy iceberg with lots of slippery seals? A hot, tropical jungle full of tigers and leopards? Or maybe the tippity-top of a mountain where the giddy goats live! Lift the flaps to find out where Ted’s marvellous imagination will take him this time.

With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this colourful pre-school series featuring the charming Ted is ideal for little hands.

Tired of the same old princess-meets-her-prince stories? Bored of princesses in frilly pink dresses? Fed up with princes getting all the action? Yes? So is Princess Swashbuckle. She’s Swashbuckle by name, swashbuckling by nature and she’s about to show the world what a great pirate captain she can be. Charmingly breaking the mould, Princess Swashbuckle is a rollicking tale of adventure and finding your own happy

Poor old dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel – no one. But Dragon will not give up! He shall continue on his course of finding someone who wants him in their story. ANYONE. His boundless enthusiasm surely won’t get him into any trouble. Surely …

A glorious story about dragons, heroes and one very big sneeze.