James Mayhew shows you how to get your creative juices flowing!

 

 

 

Karl Nova describes his journey into poetry and rap – and gives some tips for kids to create their own poetry.

 

Read how James Mayhew created his famous Katie character, and have fun imagining her next adventure!

 

When an adorable otter finds a box filled with fancy clothes and a crown, he declares himself King Otter, ruler of his riverside realm.

He wastes no time in ordering his loyal subjects to throw him the biggest, grandest parade in history! But will this be a party to remember, or will the King’s bossy demands make for a royal disaster?

Hey you – fearless Knight! Can’t you find a dragon to fight? Then why hang about in a story that’s stuck – come to The One-Stop Story Shop!

 

A knight is desperate to fight a dragon and finish his story, but the dragon is on holiday. In desperation, the knight goes to the One-Stop Story Shop to find himself a dragon. The store is currently out of dragons. Whatever could happen next?

 

A thrilling adventure told through the magical world of storytelling.

When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children’s playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he’s not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children’s favourite slide, everyone feels sad. But with a little patience and understanding the children soon discover that Humperdink is good at some things – especially if they use their imaginations – leading to a riotously fun conclusion. A delightful picture book with endearing artwork and a humorous story to engage young readers and help them gain an understanding about those different from themselves. This title helps children learn the key skill of playing with and accepting new friends, whatever their size, shape… or species! Exploring themes of empathy and imaginative play, this title is a must-have for young readers seeking to understand the world around them.