Illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy

 

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.

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.

A heat-warming fable about a friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. “I feel just like a penguin,” says Blue Penguin. “But you’re not like us,” said the other penguins and they left him all alone. Poor Blue Penguin. Will he be able to convince the other penguins he is one of them after all? A moving and beautifully illustrated story from Petr Horacek, an illustrator described by the Washington Post as “the thinking tot’s Eric Carle”.

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?

After a bungled heist job, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam find out that while crime doesn’t pay, a change of career might do the trick.

The pair move from break-ins to bake-offs and find the secret to their success.

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.