Which King had a mischievous pet monkey? Which ruthless Queen enjoyed toasting people to a crisp? Whose reign lasted only nine days? The Head That Wears A Crown is a captivating collection that features the Kings and Queens of the British Isles as you’ve never seen them before.

Read Queen Victoria’s Twitter posts and young Elizabeth I’s letters to her father’s latest wife. Hear the muddy marching song of King Harold’s soldiers and learn which royal was Danish as a pastry, but nothing like as sweet! Intriguing, comical and accompanied by fascinating historical facts, these vibrant poems are a joy to read, bringing a long line of daring and devious monarchs to life.

 

Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble… a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast

He’s making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat’s friends!

School can be hard, fun and strange – sometimes all at once. It’s full of your best friends and all the teachers as well as lots of kids you haven’t met. Every day reveals more stories and challenges…

Everyone’s the Smartest is a collection of poems which tell strange new stories in familiar settings. From clever ducks who fly far away while children are stuck in school, to bathroom taps that are just one mistake away from turning the school into a great lake, this collection reminds its readers that there is wonder everywhere.

He’s not scared of nothing.

Nobody. Never. Nah.

Which means that he is.

Tough kid. Not tough enough.

I know – I once met his dad.

They’re all here… every kid in the class. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The kid who runs in his wheelchair. The tough kid, the poet. And not forgetting the class hamster.

Although the Secret Giant is rarely seen, grandad is convinced he exists. It was the Giant who stood watch when they were camping, fixed the town clock and protected their tiny boat in the storm. Billy isn’t so sure; how could someone so enormous never be seen?

But now Billy can’t reach the top of the town mural he’s painting: could the Giant help? As soon as Billy meets the Giant, Billy runs away: he’s HUMONGOUS! But then Billy wonders if the Giant is tired of scaring people because he’s different – maybe he’s lonely, and just wants a friend.

There’s a mysterious luminosity in this book’s delicately detailed illustrations (complete with hidden giant), alongside characters drawn with humour and compassion. It’s a magical story about accepting people who are different.