As the great chief matriarch lay dying, she gave one final decree: Upon her death there would be a contest. Having no heir of her own blood she called on the Gods. Let fate decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise, the powerful; many put forward their names in hope of being chosen. But when the night came . . . only fifty souls alone were summoned.

Book one in gripping action, supernatural, and historical fantasy graphic novel trilogy where souls battle in a contest to become the ruler of an island.

Freddie is desperate for a pet, so when he rescues Bessie-Belle and she offers to grant his wishes he knows just what to ask for. The only problem is that Bessie-Belle can’t hear very well, and Freddie tends to mumble. Whatever can they do? Luckily the Fairy Queen is on hand to explain . . .

A Book of Feelings stars a brother and sister, Sam and Kate, and their dog. Sam and Kate know what makes them happy: cuddling Mum, reading a story with Dad, swimming, running and dancing…lots of things!

But they don’t feel happy all the time, and in the course of the book we see them feeling grumpy, embarrassed, shy, nervous, frightened, sad and jealous.

This book shows the children in many different situations at home and at school, and show how they change over time, how emotions can escalate and how people can help each other. Amanda McCardie’s subtle and sensitive text is as alive to the nuances of children’s behaviour as Salvatore Rubbino’s amazing illustrations.

Ahmed is a poor orphan boy who lives with a travelling circus, working for cruel Madame Saleem, the circus-owner. But his life is changed when he finds a beautiful egg in the forest, and brings it back to the circus. From the egg hatches a child, a little girl called Aurelia, a child who, as she grows, sprouts soft feathers that turn into wings. But Madame Saleem keeps Aurelia in a cage, to be her top attraction at the circus, and never lets her out. Ahmed knows he must free Aurelia the Feather Girl from her cruel cage or she will die. One night he creeps into Madame Saleem’s caravan, takes the key to Aurelia’s cage and lets her fly free. Now Ahmed’s life becomes even harder, as the circus-owner takes revenge for losing her star attraction. But one night Aurelia comes to him in a dream and brings him a feather… and Ahmed begins to hope again. Dreams and memories are the key in this beautiful and fantastic tale of magic, enchantment and freedom from a master storyteller and illustrator of children’s books.

In this is the story Eliza and a little mermaid became the most inseperable of friends . . .

She is a friendly little creature but the Earth people don’t seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones, the little ones are a different matter…

 

A moving story about empathy and acceptance with wonderful illustrations by the talented Alexis Deacon.

He is teased by the other mice, even though he takes care of them, and when the mice find a picture of a rat they all decide that Enormouse is actually a rat.

Poor Enormouse leaves the mousehole and goes to join the rats. But what he discovers is that looks aren’t everything. The rats are dirty and untidy, and he is not at all like them. Now he realises where his true home lies…

Meanwhile the mice have also realised their mistake. They miss Enormouse and set out on a dark and dangerous journey to find their friend and bring him home.