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.

Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk non-stop about what they’ve read: books about roller skating, King Arthur, spiders and how to do kung fu. Together, they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop – a flying bookshop, that is – right on Franklin’s back!

When her parents send her to stay with a grandmother she hardly knows for the summer, Elen is furious. Gran lives on a tiny island and doesn’t want her to stay either – it’s not an easy start.

Gran’s idea of childcare is to give Elen a map and tell her to explore. Who is the odd boy on the beach with a puffin? After saving Gran in a storm, Elen finds a picture that she’s sure is a clue to hidden treasure. She investigates – and finds a very different treasure from the one she expected.

Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!

Did you know that bunnies love to dance? Did you know they love to sing and play the flute? There’s a lot they get up to when nobody’s watching!

But while they’re having fun, they don’t notice that someone is creeping nearer. Does he mean trouble? Or does he just want to play?

Dog has everything he needs in his big blue suitcase – it’s the perfect fit for all the little treasures he has collected along the way – and Dog is sure that he is happy just him and his suitcase. Until one night, Mouse comes along and Dog discovers that life is richer and more fun with a friend and his big blue suitcase is actually just right for two. “Oh Dog,” said Mouse. “You look sad. What’s wrong?” “Well,” sighed Dog, “I thought I had everything I needed in my suitcase. But now I think I need something else – though I really don’t know what …” “Don’t worry,” smiled Mouse. “Whatever it is, we’ll find it!”

Mango is a little bird with a BIG problem. Her best bear friend Blue copies everything she does! But when Mango flies off in a huff, Blue can’t follow and soon Mango starts to feel lonely… Where is her copycat bear?

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!

No one notices the sea creeping in until it has taken their boat away. The children are upset but find a special shell to take home for their father to make up for the loss of the boat he had given them. He says he can always make another boat but that he could never make anything as beautiful as the shell.

Poems about me, about you, about everyone in the class.

Poems about friendship, playing games, teachers, bullying, jealousy, quarrels and secrets…

Funny, thoughtful and entertaining, Cheryl Moskowitz is an exciting new talent, and in tune with what goes on inside and outside the classroom.