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It’s our April publication day!

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It’s our April publication day! We have some gloriously Spring-like books out this month – and there’s something for everyone! Here’s what you can find in book shops from today.

There are two new books in our Listen to the… sound book series out today – beautifully illustrated by Marion Billet, and with six amazing real-life sounds in each book, adults and children alike will be enchanted by these charming board books. Here’s a look at the two new titles – Listen to the Birds and Listen to the Baby Animals:Listen-to-the-Birds-275315-1.jpg

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It’s publication day for Edgar and the Sausage Inspector – a brand new picture book by multi-award-winning author-illustrator Jan Fearnley, creator of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes and Little Robin Red Vest. With a FANTASTICALLY funny text, beautiful artwork, and a stylish Paris setting (and an array of delectable food), this is a future classic in the making – witty, charming and with wonderful child appeal. Here’s a look inside the book:

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Harvey the Hero by Hrefna Bragadottir is in shops from today – a brilliant new picture book, brimming with heart and humour, from the author-illustrator of Baxter’s Book.

Harvey is Superhero Steve’s BIGGEST fan and dreams of being just like him . . . if only he could be a hero too! But when Steve leaves his cape behind and Harvey bravely sets off to the Big City to return it, he swiftly becomes a hero in his own right – without even realising it! It’s only when he returns home and sees the news on TV that he knows . . . he’s Harvey the Hero!

Children will love to spot all the action that Harvey misses on his walk through the city in this heart-warming story of accidental heroism. Here’s a look inside the book:

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It’s publication day for Goldilocks and the Three Potties by Leigh Hodgkinson – from the author-illustrator of Goldilocks and Just the One Bear comes a quirky, gently funny retelling of the Goldilocks story. With its encouraging ‘keep-trying’ message, this adorable book will help set toddlers on the right track to a nappy-free day. Here’s a look inside the book:

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There’s a brand new paperback edition of There’s a Moose on the Loose, written by Lucy Feather and illustrated by Stephan Lomp, out today – a moose is on the loose and he’s in a serious hurry! As he rushes helter-skelter through town, Moose is chased by an ever-growing crowd who are anxious to retrieve all the things that have been caught on his antlers. But where is he off to in such a rush? Hang on, it’s a PARTY! Of course! Children will LOVE trailing the mapped-out route as they follow Moose on his mad dash across a busy town. Here’s a look inside the book:

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The Secret Rescuers: The Sea Pony, the next book in the fantastic Secret Rescuers series, written by Paula Harrison and illustrated by Sophy Williams, is in shops from today – set in a fantasy world populated by dragons, unicorns, and firebirds, this superbly-realised series for 7+ year olds is packed with magical adventures and baby creatures in peril.

Here’s a look inside the book:

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It’s publication day for Evie’s Ghost – the beautiful new book from Helen Peters, author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre. Part Gosford Park, part Charlotte Sometimes, and part The Go-Between, this is an absolutely brilliant time-slip story – spine-tingling, moving, funny and heartbreaking. Here’s a video of Helen reading an extract from Evie’s Ghost:

And here are the opening chapters of the book:

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And finally, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away, written by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton, is out today – the latest two-colour illustrated fiction title in the fantastic series featuring everyone’s favourite robber dogs-turned-bakers. And it’s all go for our brave bakers – the wacky race they enter in the Bakemobile is sabotaged by that pesky Red Rocket (yes, he’s back!), a mysterious parcel delivered to the café causes them no end of trouble, and a spate of robberies at a fancy hotel sees the boys going undercover in some dodgy disguises! It’s all fun and games, and there’s always a load of doughnuts to keep them going!

Here’s a look inside the book:

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Congratulations to all of this month’s authors and illustrators!

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