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.

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.

Astrid has always loved the stars and space. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission – eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it all! Then it’s time to meet Mama at the airbase. But where has Mama been?

Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Or smashed into little bits and delivered in boxes.) The Steampunk Pirates jump at the chance to earn a handsome reward in return for doing some snooping. But when they find themselves sandwiched between the Dread Captain Inky beard and a spider on the attack, it’s time to beat a retreat. Can they escape without a scrape or have the robotic rebels ticked their last? This hilarious new series from Gareth P. Jones, author of Ninja Meerkats, is sure to delight young readers with its madcap humour and larger-than-life robot pirate crew.

Jaan is an artist. He imagines and draws and paints and pastes and sketches and moulds and photographs and films and thinks and builds and assembles. Jaan believes that having a good idea is the most important part of making art. There are all kinds of ideas, just like there are all kinds of art. Sometimes, art can be a game or a riddle or finding and recognising.

Immi finds a beautiful wooden bird at the end of her fishing line, and every day after that she discovers something new, until her igloo is the brightest thing in the land. But where are these mysterious gifts coming from, and who is sending them? Hope and friendship echo across continents in this beautiful, timeless tale.

1919. Henry has moved to the countryside with her parents and her baby sister, Piglet – all still scarred by the death of her brother. Alone in her head, she begins to explore her surroundings, encouraged by her only friends – characters from her favourite books. Nobody much notices when she wanders into the woods at the bottom of the garden and meets Moth, a striking witch-like woman. Together they form a bond that could help Henry save her family.

In a bustling marketplace in Iran, a traditional storyteller regales her audience with the tale of Prince Zal and the Simorgh. High up on the Mountain of Gems lives the Simorgh, a wise phoenix whose flapping wings disperse the seeds of life across the world. When King Sam commands that his long-awaited newborn son Zal be abandoned because of his white hair, the Simorgh adopts the baby and raises him alongside her own chicks. She teaches him everything she knows. But when the king comes to regret his actions, Prince Zal will learn that the most important lesson of all is forgiveness.

A mythical tale of family, forgiveness and what it means to be truly wise, the book includes an original Iranian musical composition to stream online using the QR code in the book.

Astrid, John, Mary, Martin, Rosie, August, Lily, and little Linda all have parents who are artists. They paint and draw, make installations and do performance art, and are sculptors, photographers, and illustrators. Mary’s mom, however, is an art expert. She knows a whole lot about art and helps other people understand it, too. Everyone can see art in their own way. These children know that anyone can be an artist, too. They all have such great ideas to express!

A charming picture book about a small child and her pet dog.

When the dog gets hiccups the child tries everything to cure them, but nothing works until she brings out her favorite cat costume. And that does the trick . . . Or does it? Turn the page and . . . HIC!

There are lots of fun noises to make and say in this perfect book to share with a toddler from a talented young artist.