Jungle Jamboree

BooksJo Empson’s new picture book. Lion, Bird, Zebra, Leopard and Hippo prepare for Jungle Jamboree,

The jungle creatures all try to change themselves. This beautiful book bursts with wild splashes of colour and hilarious animal antics.

But Fly has a surprise in store – soon the animals learn that they are lovely just the way they are, and that kindness is the most beautiful thing of all.



The Twisted Tree

A new book in 2019 by Rachel Burge. The Twisted Tree is a ghost story that twisbooksts and turns.

Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma’s cabin and became blind in one eye.

Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor – only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose. Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in….


The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

booksA sequel to The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, The Wicked King is a dramatic fantasy for children and teens.

Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed.

Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan. Now a year and a day seems like no time at all .


Anne Frank: Little Guides to Great Lives

by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Paola Escabar and published by Laurence King Books

Available in April 2019 is a beautifully illustrated  biography of a little girl who became a victim of WWII.

Anne Frank was an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times. Forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis’ persecution of Jews in World War II, Anne kept a diary that would become one of the most famous books in the world.


Ferdinand Magellan: Little Guides to Great Lives,

Booksby Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Dàlia Adillon and published by Laurence King in April 2019 is a charmingly illustrated biography of a brilliant and brave explorer.

Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail all the way around the world. An intrepid sailor and navigator, he encountered lands and creatures that he could never have imagined, and the journey was fraught with danger
and difficulty…

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a series of handy, accessible guides, each beautifully depicted by a different illustrator. The guides introduce children to the most inspirational figures from history. Each features a timeline, glossary and index at the back of the book.


What was all the fuss about Veganuary?

Book explores 7 Benefits of Going Vegan

A vast array of health perks are associated with the vegan lifestyle from our immune system to our mental and emotional well-being. The number of people following a Vegan diet in recent years has grown dramatically.Books

Vegan food is no longer brown and boring. Vegans know that plant based food  inspires with its visions of open air markets, sun-drenched fruits and vegetables that are colourful and bursting with life.

Need2Know Book‘s the Essential Vegan Cookbook by Isabel Hood. She is an international nutritional therapist and life coach with a great passion for food. She explores how enticing and creative vegan food truly can be with its endless spectrum of flavours, textures, scents and colours offering a variety of recipes.
The book includes useful information on the benefits of veganism and tips on stocking the vegan cupboard; essential equipment needed; and the best places to source ingredients.

Goodbye Daisy

BooksA book by Stephanie Nimmo to help children with learning disabilities when they are grieving the loss of a friend. Children with additional needs who attend special schools are at least 10% more likely to experience the loss of a friend during their school years. Goodbye Daisy is in three parts; a beautifully illustrated social story, advice for parents and a guide for professionals within the school community.

Goodbye Daisy is based on Stephanie’s own experience of the death of her youngest daughter, Daisy, and the impact on her friends, all of whom, like Daisy, had learning disabilities.

Goodbye Daisy is illustrated by Helen Braid and published by Hashtag Press. Steph is a writer and campaigner, her memoir, Was this in the plan? was published in 2017.

Tigeropolis, Caught in the Trap

Tigeropolis is a vast tiger reserve in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is home to a family of vegetarian tiger, including tiger cubs Bittu, olderbooks sister Matti, their mother Tala and Uncle Raj. For years, they’ve hidden from humans deep in the forest and have adopted a very modern lifestyle. They don’t hunt, they don’t roar. They live in a snug cave, furnished with things they have found in the local dump including a comfy sofa, a TV and even access to the Internet.

Their pleasant lifestyle is interrupted when they are forced to reappear. Tigeropolis is threatened with closure as people have stopped coming. They don’t believe there are any tigers left to see. The tigers need to reappear to encourage visitors to the park. Visitors generate income and help keep the park (their home) open. But the humans meant to be running the park prefer sitting in their guard-house drinking tea and eating chocolate cake. The tigers decide to run the park, ensuring humans never realise.

Caught in the Trap is the third in the series, but each book can be read as a stand-alone story.

Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City!

booksA sequel to the ever-popular Parrots Don’t Live in the City! This charming children’s picture book invites little explorers to enter a tumbling leafy cityscape in search of one rare and distinctive animal.

Publishers Doodles & Scribbles hope the book is an inspiration to young and old. We need to help our prickly friend hibernate safely each year. There is input from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and supported by their Patron Ben Fogle. The hedgehog is rapidly disappearing. Campaigners  want hedgehog highways compulsory in all new building developments.