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New Books for Younger Children

Picture books and stories for children aged 0-6. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

Superkitty versus Mousezilla - by Hannah Whitty, illustrated by Paula Bowles - £6.99
It's the day of the picnic party and the residents of Big City are busy making preparations, when disaster strikes... the shelves of Mr Fizz's Pop Shop are empty and nothing remains but a trail of crumbs at Mrs Appleton's Bakery!  But there's ... more

From My Window - by Otávio Júnior, illustrated by Vanina Starkoff - £7.99
What do you see from your window?   This #OwnVoices picture book from Brazil offers a first-hand view of what children growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janiero see everyday.   A vibrant and diverse celebration of urban community livi ... more

Number 7 Evergreen Street - by Julia Patton - £6.99
Pea lives in a flat at Number 7 Evergreen Street. It's a grey building in a grey street, in a grey city. Inside the building, however, it's not grey at all. Pea and her parents have lots of amazing, colourful neighbours.   One day, an army of ... more

The Undefeated - by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson - £6.99
This is for the unforgettable. The unafraid. The undefeated.   From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history: the strength and bravery of everyday people and the grit, passion, and pe ... more

The Weed - by Quentin Blake - £12.99
An inspiring fable about the power of nature, encouraging children and adults alike to care for the environment and each other.  The members of the Meadowsweet family suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves at the bottom of a giant crack in th ... more

Every Child A Song - by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Marc Martin - £6.99
When you were born, a song began...   So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children’s author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every ... more

No! My First Book of Protest (Board book) - by Julie Merberg and Molly Egan - £9.99
What's YOUR child's favourite word?  Little ones will love to chime in with NO, NO! as they learn about speaking up for important issues like equality, education and the environment.   Fun, rhyming text introduces iconic activists from Martin ... more

The Extraordinary Gardener - by Sam Boughton - £6.99
Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual ... more

The Song of the Tree - by Coralie Bickford-Smith - £14.99
A lyrical, heart-warming new tale from the award-winning designer and creator of The Fox and the Star.  Bird loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home. When the season changes she must say goodbye, b ... more

This Land Is Your Land - by Woody Guthrie (words and music) and Kathy Jakobsen (illustrations) - £14.99
Since Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in the 1940s, it has become one of the most familiar and best-loved folk songs in America. This is the only fully illustrated edition of the song in the marketplace.   Now more timely than ... more

Isle of You - by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Jaime Kim - £7.99
A deep breath and a little imagination are key in this gentle, beautifully illustrated story that will inspire little ones to lift their own spirits – and remember that they are loved.  Some days are harder to get through than others, but when ... more

Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter - by Graham Carter - £6.99
The Blotter family are famous bird spotters, who stay in their hide all day. All except for Otto – he’d rather go out and have big adventures.   When he follows the BIGGEST footprints he’s ever seen, he finds an extraordinary baby bird a ... more

The Garden Of Hope - by Isabel Otter and Katie Rewse - £6.99
A little girl finds courage and purpose as she transforms an overgrown and neglected garden into a place of beauty, love... and ultimately hope. ... more

Hey Black Child (Board book) - by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Bryan Collier - £5.99
Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.  Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are ... more

Don't Touch My Hair! - by Sharee Miller - £6.99
An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.  It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In t ... more

What Is A Refugee? - by Elise Gravel - £11.99
Who are refugees? Why do they need to leave their country? Are they always welcomed into their new country? Open this book to see why refugees are just like you and me.  In this simple, graphic and bold picture book for young children, author/ill ... more

Superhero Gran - by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Joe Berger - £6.99
All Grandmothers are wonderful and the Gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises.   This Gra ... more

Aalfred and Aalbert: A Love Story - by Morag Hood - £6.99
An aadorable and funny love story between aardvarks.  Aardvarks Aalfred and Aalbert both need a pal. But Aalfred sleeps in the day, and Aalbert sleeps at night. How will they ever get the chance to meet?  Bird conjures up a series of sillier ... more

Too Small Tola - by Atinuke, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu - £5.99
Tola may be small, but she's very determined.   Three delightful stories about Too Small Tola, a young girl who, though small, is very determined.   Tola lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, ... more

The Proudest Blue - by Ibtihaj Muhammad, illustrated by Hatem Aly - £12.99
Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave.  It’s Faizah’s first day of school, and her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab – made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees ... more

Mum's Jumper - by Jayde Perkin - £12.99
If Mum has gone, how do you carry on?  Missing her feels like a dark cloud that follows you around, or like swimming to a shore that never comes any nearer. But memories are like a jumper that you can cuddle and wear. And Mum's Jumper might be a way ... more

Keith Among the Pigeons - by Katie Brosnan - £6.99
Keith is a cat, but he’d rather be a pigeon. He loves to watch them and learn their ways, but they won’t let him get too close.  Will Keith ever make friends with the pigeons and learn how it feels to be one? Will he ever find out who he rea ... more

The Lost Homework - by Richard O'Neill, illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman - £6.99
In this new addition to Child's Play International's 'Travellers' Tales' series, Sonny devotes his weekend to helping his neighbours and fellow Travellers with a variety of tasks.  He uses many skills, from calculating the amount of fuel needed for ... more

The Book Without A Story - by Carolina Rabei - £6.99
A celebration of libraries, books and the joy of sharing stories, perfect for sharing before bedtime.   When the library closes, and the last librarian has gone home to bed... the books come alive and tell stories of their adventures. But Dus ... more

Rescue Princesses: The Amber Necklace - by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Sharon Tancredi - £5.99
Princess Zina is shocked to discover that the forest home of her kingdom’s lemurs is in danger! Can she and her princess friends work together to save the lovely animals and their precious trees?  Recommended for readers aged approx 5-8. ... more

When A Dragon Comes To Stay - by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw - £6.99
When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime.  Well... not quite.   Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds ... more

The Blanket Bears - by Samuel Langley-Swain, illustrated by Ashlee Spink - £7.99
A book for every parent who wants their children to understand adoption. Endorsed by Adoption UK, recommended by clinical psychologists. ​  Told through the eyes of two little bears who go on a 'typical' adoption journey, their happy e ... more

Waiting for Wolf - by Sandra Dieckmann - £6.99
Fox and Wolf spend all their perfect days together – talking and laughing for hours, swimming together in the big blue lake, and watching the stars come out, one by one.  Until one day, Wolf is gone.  A beautiful and moving picture ... more

Rabbit and Bear: Attack of the Snack - by Julian Gough and Jim Field - £5.99
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear whose happy summer day is interrupted by a Mysterious Thing...  SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear’s peaceful summer lake. ... more

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment - by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson - £12.99
A New York Times bestseller!  A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.   When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sher ... more

The Voyage - by Robert Vescio and Andrea Edmonds - £10.99
Displaced by war and conflict, a refugee family sets out on a voyage into the unknown.  Told in only a few words, this is the powerful story of a family fleeing their war-torn country and making a dangerous trip across the ocean to a new life ... more

The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird - by David Hagan, illustrated by Tom Corlett - £10.00
The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird is a rhyming children's picture book that celebrates all things Liverpool. The hero of the story is a fun-loving little Liver Bird named Carl. He flies around Merseyside helping out strangers, making friends and ... more

Spyder - by Matt Carr - £6.99
Who cares about being a fly on the wall? Spyder is here to prove that a spider can be the greatest spy of all!   The name is Spyder, and the code name is 008 (legs). She might only be tiny, but don’t laugh! Spyder is fully kitted out with super- ... more

The Day You Begin - by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López - £13.99
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when y ... more

What Will You Dream of Tonight? - by Frances Stickley, illustrated by Anuska Allepuz - £6.99
What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze?   This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipw ... more

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention - by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
Meet Izzy Gizmo – a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff, Daddy's Sandwich) brought to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the bestselling illustrator of The Detective Dog, Sara Ogilvie.  Izzy and ... more

Hey Grandude! - by Paul McCartney, illustrated by Kathryn Durst - £12.99
From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.  See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!  Grandude is a o ... more

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Board Book) - by Britta Teckentrup - £6.99
Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup.   The peek-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A ... more

Once Upon a World: Snow White (Board Book) - by Misa Saburi - £5.99
The classic story of Snow White gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Japanese spin on the beloved fairy tale!  Once upon a time, there was a princess called Snow White. She lived in a magnificent castle with her stepmother, a beautiful but wicked ... more

The Space Train - by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illustrated by Karl James Mountford - £6.99
Jakob has found the long-lost SPACE TRAIN! But it’s old, battered and broken. With the help of Granny and Derek the robot chicken, can Jakob fix the train?   A stunning intergalactic adventure, packed with fun flaps and out-of-this world ill ... more

The Way Home For Wolf - by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Jim Field - £6.99
A sparkling story of friendship, set in the snowy Arctic, from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.  Stubborn wolf cub Wilf doesn’t want help from anyone. Not from his friends or his family. Whatever it is, he can do it all by himse ... more

Greta and the Giants: Inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world - by Zoë Tucker, illustrated by Zoe Persico - £6.99
This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic acc ... more

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas - by Helen Stephens - £6.99
When Iris and her lion are forced to spend Christmas apart, the lion embarks on a festive, snowy adventure to find her - and almost bumps into Father Christmas!   The fourth irresistible book about Iris and her lion is destined to be a Christm ... more

Don't Mess With a Princess! - by Rachel Valentine, illustrated by Rebecca Bagley - £6.99
An AWFUL OGRE is on the loose and threatening the kingdom!   Can Thea, Juno and Leaf, three fiery princesses, save the day? (You bet they can - but who will save the ogre!?)   There are surprises in store in this empowering, funny, roller-coast ... more

Be More Bernard - by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley - £6.99
Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. He's not going to hop when everyone else hops, or bounce when they bounce. And while others might dream of carrots, Bernard's dreams are altogether more... disco! &nb ... more

Dracula Spectacular - by Lucy Rowland, illustrated by Ben Mantle - £6.99
It’s tough being a vampire when you’re more giggles and glitter than beastly and bitter. But will Dracula Boy dare to follow his heart and live life in technicolour?  Full of spooks and sparkles, Dracula Spectacular is a heart-warming story a ... more

My Hair - by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
My birthday’s coming up so soon, I’ll need new clothes to wear. But most of all, I need to know, How shall I style my hair?  Will it be dreads or a twist out? Braids or a high-top fade? Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the e ... more

All Kinds of Beliefs - by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Ayesha Rubio and Jenny Palmer - £12.99
There are all kinds of beliefs. People may be Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims or Sikhs, or belong to other religions. Some people have non-religious beliefs. We can show what we believe by how we dress, what we eat, how we behave and how ... more

A Christmas Carol - by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Mike Redman - £6.99
A captivating, rhyming picture book retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale about the true meaning of Christmas.  Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! Until, one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from ... more

The Pug Who Wanted to Be A Reindeer - by Bella Swift - £5.99
When her family loses its Christmas spirit, Peggy heads to the North Pole to get it back! A festive adventure starring a loveable little pug with a heart of gold.   Peggy’s family has lost its Christmas spirit and Peggy is desperate to help them ... more

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas - by Kes Gray, illustrated by Claire Powell - £6.99
A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!  ‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That’s Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue ... more

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