When the scorching hot sun scares the rainclouds away, it leaves one lonely little cloud behind. The raincloud is sad as he has no friends. He joins dogs in the park, hovers over busy shoppers in the town and visits a wedding party, emerging from a church. Nobody wants to play with him. Then he spots a girl who looks miserable, like him – so he follows her.

The girl is grumpy in the market, grumpy on the metro, grumpy at home and still grumpy at her florist shop. The raincloud feels sorry for her, so he waters her plants – and the next morning, they all burst into bloom!

A thoroughly heartwarming book, with picture-perfect illustrations, about loneliness and finding friendship in the most unexpected places.

Archie, Cupcake, Oliver, Valentine… the cat who lives on Blossom Street is called something different by everyone, and loved by all. But there is one house on the street that he hasn’t visited yet…

In this sweet story, Katie Harnett explores how one well-loved cat can change a lonely woman’s life and bring a small community together.

The Wolves of Currumpaw is a beautifully illustrated modern re-telling of Ernest Thompson Seton’s epic wilderness drama Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, originally published in 1898. Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton’s drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man’s relationship with nature was often marked by exploitations and misunderstanding. This is the first graphic adaptation of a massively influential piece of writing by one of the men who went on to form the Boy Scouts of America.

Shackleton’s Journey is a unique visual re-telling Ernest Shackleton’s landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. William Grill’s impeccably researched and informative illustrations celebrate the 100th anniversary since the historic exploration by Shackelton and his crew on Endurance. Children will love exploring Grill’s exploded diagrams and the fascinating details of this landmark voyage.

 

Read our blog about Shackleton’s Journey, with some ideas for how to use it in the classroom here.

Monty is a scruffy, homeless pooch with a taste for fine art, and Ginger is a poodle who doesn’t mind getting her paws a bit dirty. Monty and the poodles long to live together at the warm and cozy Poodle Mansion, but its strict poodles-only policy is rather inconvenient and so these crafty canines decide to create their own home where all are welcome!

There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little (or at least he felt he was).

In this gentle, beautiful tale, Emily Hughes, the celebrated author of Wild, departs from the larger than life Wild-girl of her debut to pursue a littler than life Gardener, in a story that teaches us just how important it is to persist and try, no matter what the odds.

Did you know that sharks can detect electrical currents from other creatures? Or that some are covered in little tassels? Sharks are pretty incredible – some can even walk out of the water!

In this beautiful book from talented illustrator Owen Davey, you are sure to learn new and fascinating facts about these wonderful fish!

A new series of children's books focused on the way our young animal friends spend a day begins with a curious lion cub. Minding his mother and playing with his father, this little lion can't help chasing trouble and fun as he explores the little corner of that big blue planet he shares with us.

“It’s not yours,” he bleats at Eagle. “Or yours,” he grumbles at Bear. “Nor yours!” he shouts at the other goats. But standing atop a mountain all day and night can be lonely, especially when you have no one else to play with. . .

Do you jump from one idea to the next?

Would you rather start tomorrow?

Join Sozi as she experiences the elation, struggle and triumph of making ideas happen.

Her idea is a story for all ages and a tale about getting to THE END.