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A sneak peek at our March titles – out next week!

March titles

As finished copies of our March books start arriving at the Crow’s Nest, we’re all beginning to get excited about publication day next week! The latest arrival on the shelves has been the second book in our brand new Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes series, and so any of my friends with a birthday in the next couple of months can expect to receive a painstakingly coloured-in card full of flowers and butterflies. Luckily, Rebecca Jones’s beautifully-designed illustrations mean that even if you aren’t a prolific colourer (I have been known to go outside the lines…), you can still produce a very impressive letter and envelope combo!

So without further ado, here is the list of all of our new titles for March!

First up, we have two brand new Sing Along titles to add to the fantastic board book series: Incy Wincy Spider, and If You’re Happy and You Know It. Illustrated by the wonderful Yu-hsuan Huang, these bright, slider board books feature perennially popular nursery rhymes, and are bursting with energy and cheering illustrations. Each book comes with a QR code to access a recording of the nursery rhyme so you can sing along as you read the book, and play with the five chunky slider mechanisms. A must for very young children who are just starting to learn the classic nursery rhymes.

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Pre-order the book here.

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We’re also very excited for the publication of Little Blue Truck, written by Alice Schertle, and illustrated by Jill McElmurry. Meet Blue, the friendliest little pick-up truck on the road. Blue is happily driving along when he’s overtaken by a big important dumper truck – but the dumper’s speedy ways means he skids off the road and gets stuck in the mud! Blue tries his best to help, but soon he gets stuck too! What a mess! Luckily, Blue has picked up lots of farmyard friends on his drive, and they all muck in to get their friend back on the road.

Already a best-seller in the U.S., this rollicking rhyming text is all about helping others and mucking in together, with lots of vehicle noises and animal sounds to join in with!
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Pre-order the book here.

Also out in March is Warthog, the lovely novelty picture book, written by Birdie Black, and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. When a plucky little warthog sets out on an adventure, he meets all sorts of fascinating creatures, from two angry bees, all the way up to nine scared monkeys. All children will love lifting the flaps to count the hidden animals and they will ADORE following the ten muddy footprints which lead to… one rather fierce-looking lion! Warthog-21994-3.jpg

Pre-order the book here.

Our hardback picture book offering for next month is glittery from head to toe – it’s Fairy Felicity’s Moonlight Adventure! Beautifully illustrated by Alison Murray, this is a real tactile treat for little fingers, with a raised silver glittery snail trail to follow through the story. Fans of Alison’s previous book, Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten, will love the magical story and the abundance of sparkles!

Here’s a look inside the book:

Pre-order the book here.

Also out in March is the paperback edition of Follow That Car. Packed with comic capers and animal antics, this brilliantly bold book follows Mouse’s madcap race after Gorilla through a variety of exciting settings, from navigating a busy building site, to avoiding an alpine avalanche. But is Gorilla really such a baddie after all? Not at all! Mouse is simply trying to catch him to give him his banana! Written by Lucy Feather and illustrated by Stephan Lomp, this is the perfect book for car-mad children – it’s Where’s Wally meets the Wacky Races!

Here’s a look inside the book:

Pre-order the book here.

Now on to our March fiction titles, and we have a fantastic third book in the hilarious Wigglesbottom Primary seriesThe Magic Hamster. Here are three more stories of primary school mayhem as 2F set out to solve the real mysteries of life. Does the classroom hamster have magical powers? When Lauren swallows a fly, will she ACTUALLY turn into one? And who, or what, is ROBOT BOY? Written by Blue Peter prize-winning author Pamela Butchart and filled with laugh-out-loud illustrations by Becka Moor, this is a great addition to this brilliant young fiction series.

Take a look inside the book:

Pre-order the book here.

Now on to our National Trust non-fiction titles for March, and we have quite a selection for you in the coming month! Firstly, we have The National Trust ABC: A Walk in the Countryside. The second March book by the brilliant Rosalind Beardshaw, this elegant alphabet board book will teach little ones all about nature. Following two children on a day in the countryside, beautiful illustrations and visual storytelling bring a narrative feel to this simple book for very young readers.

The first in a series of concept books created for the National Trust, this is a board book to visit again and again.

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Pre-order the book here.

Also out next week is Look and Say What You See in the Countryside, illustrated by Sebastien Braun. From summer in the meadow to autumn in the forest and lots of environments in between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature and wildlife. What will you see down on the farm? Can you find the robin in the snow? From the illustrator of the charming Can You Say It Too series, there’s so much to recognise in each landscape in this beautiful interactive book for toddlers.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Pre-order the book here.

Also out next month is 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾, illustrated by new-to-the-nest illustrator Tom Percival. Following on from the National Trust’s hugely successful media campaign, this book is bursting with ideas to help children discover the great outdoors and get closer to nature. The pocket-sized companion contains 50 fantastic activities, selected by children around the country. Full of handy tips, nature facts and activity checklists, it’s the perfect nature journal – with lots of space for notes, photos, leaves, doodles and more. And when it’s just too wet to go outside, you can always turn to the rainy day activities.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Pre-order the book here.

And finally, we’re very excited to see the publication of the second volume of our Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes series, Flowers and Butterflies. Intricately illustrated by Rebecca Jones, this amazingly innovative colouring book is full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour. The twenty four beautiful designs include buds, blossoms, butterflies and more and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends. Take inspiration from nature, or get experimental – try unusual colours and different materials to make each card truly unique! With enough blank space inside for a message, envelopes to customise and cute stickers to seal your card – this is the complete creative package!

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Pre-order the book here.

All of these great new books will be publishing in March, so keep an eye out for them in your local bookshop!

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