Welcome to a day in the life of a friendly terrier. He just wants to go to the park with his friends to play ball, but his owner has other ideas…Complemented by stylish pen and ink drawings, this charming debut from up-and-coming illustrator Emily Rand is a warm and witty take on the toddler’s experience of having to wait for grownups when they’d rather be having fun.

Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, are left in charge of King Beema’s court when the king goes off on a hunting trip. Each day the king’s subjects come before the boys with their problems and petty disagreements. Can Veera and Suku settle the dispute between the man who sells a well – but not the water in it – to his neighbour? Or solve the mystery of the jewels that have turned into pickles? And what about the old washerwoman who is set the task of washing the king’s elephants until they turn white? These clever, funny trickster tales, full of humour and colour, are sure to delight.

Told from the perspective of Little Bear and capturing his determination to be big and brave just like his father, the youngest of readers will rejoice in the story, the warmth of the simple narrative and the artwork of illustration star, Emily Hughes.

An extraordinary mystery in Larkin Mills is beginning to take shape. First we meet the apparently healthy Albert Dance, although he’s always been called a sickly child, and he’s been booked into Larkin Mills’ Hospital for Specially Ill Children. Then there’s his neighbour Ivor, who observes strange goings-on, and begins his own investigations into why his uncle disappeared all those years ago.

Full of fun and energy, this rhythmic, rhyming story by bright star Ellie Sandall stars some mischievous lemurs.

 

It’s time to wake up!

Come down from the tree.

Follow me, follow me, follow me!