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Posted by Tom, July 16, 2013

Books galore!

This morning we received a tremendous volume of very exciting post – advance copies, proofs and foreign language editions of lots and lots of books! You can seem some of them in the picture above – in fact, there was so much that it didn’t all fit on the table. Here’s a rundown of what arrived, and what’s in store for the months ahead.

At the very back, there’s a stack of advances for a very exciting new picture book, out in October – Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray. Follow Princess Penelope as she runs through the palace and the palace grounds, including a maze, garden and the royal stables, chasing her naughty runaway kitten – who’s all tangled up with wool, which makes a crazy pink glitter trail of shapes behind her as she leaps and jumps through the book. With glitter on every spread, strong contemporary art and a very appealing subject, this is truly something special. Here’s a look inside:

You can’t really make out the glitter in that preview, though – here are a couple of glittery cover close-ups:

In the middle on the left you can see advance copies of Spells-a-Popping, Granny’s Shopping, written by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Joe Berger – the third fantastic picture book featuring a little girl and her slightly mad granny, who might just be (whisper it) a witch… In this hilarious adventure, a trip to the supermarket becomes somewhat chaotic after Granny decides to magic things along a little. As fishfingers start flying around, Pandora tells Granny to behave herself. But when Pandora spots a couple of robbers up to no good, an extra-ordinary Granny is exactly what’s needed! Here’s a look inside:

In the middle on the right there are some foreign editions of Playbook Farm by Corina Fletcher and Britta Teckentrup – some are re-prints, and some are brand new editions, bringing the total number of languages the series has been published in to a very respectable 11. Here’s a trailer for our version:

And finally, at the front and in the middle there are copies of the US and Dutch editions of Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish by Rebecca Harry. The first ever paperback edition of Snow Bunny will also be publishing in the UK this October – here’s a look inside:

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