NEW PICTURE BOOKS

Oi Frog by Kes Gray

Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter.

 

Amelia Earhart – Little People, BIG DREAMS

With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree – A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year: National Trust 

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year – named after the first line of Judith Nicholls‘ poem ‘Windsong’ – is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems; one for every day of the year, including leap years.

Here we are by Oliver Jeffers

Well, hello.
And welcome to this Planet.
We call it Earth.

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it.

From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself.

Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.

The Ugly 5 by Julia Donaldon

Who’s that singing on the savannah?

It’s the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness – and delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way they are.

A Dog With Nice Ears – Lauren Child

Lola wants a dog – but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a … rabbit!

Creature Features by Natasha Durley

Vibrantly illustrated by new talent Natasha Durley, this is an animal book with a difference. Each page is bursting with unusual creatures all united by a common characteristic. From enormous ears to humongous horns, and from elephants to earwigs, this eclectic collection of animals celebrates the diversity of the animal kingdom. And with something to look for on every page, it’s guaranteed to inspire and fascinate young animal lovers.

Gary’s Banana Drama by Jane Massey

Gary is desperate for a banana. Could that be one singing in the tree? No! It’s a bird’s beak! Is that a banana whizzing through the air? OUCH! NO!It’s a boomerang from Billy’s show! Where ARE the real bananas? Alone and hungry, Gary is about to give up until . . . WAIT! Could it be . . . the BIGGEST BANANA IN THE WORLD?

Theres a dragon in your book

OH LOOK, there’s an EGG in your book!

But this isn’t any old egg – there’s a dragon in it . . . And pretty soon she has set your book ON FIRE. OH NO!

How To Be a Lion

Meet Leonard – a lion like no other. Leonard’s best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don’t they? What will the pair do when their way of life is threatened?

The squirrels who squabbled by Rachel Bright

reedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and – ARGH! – right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now …

The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer

Why do octopuses have eight arms?
Why do crabs run sideways?
Are jellyfish made of jelly?

Yuval Zommer’s beautiful new book provides the answers to these and many more fishy questions. His wonderfully quirky illustrations show off all kinds of slippery, shimmery and surprising sea creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, rays and seahorses. Chatty, funny and full of amazing facts, it will be devoured by children eager to find out about the most exciting creatures from the deep blue.

Space Tortoise

Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park. . there lived a little tortoise.

But Tortoise is lonely. He’s never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him.

That must be where the other tortoises are – at the top of the sky! I wish I could join them.” But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky?