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Posted by Tom, April 3, 2014

It’s April Publication Day!

Our April titles are out now, and it’s a particularly brilliant selection – this month’s books are a triumph. Here’s what you can find in shops today:

There are two new Bizzy Bear books by Benji Davies out today – Zoo Ranger and Knight’s Castle.

Here’s my favourite spread from Knight’s Castle (I particularly like the knowing glances between Bizzy Bear and the damsel in distress):

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And here’s a great scene from Zoo Ranger: (I love the rather worried-looking expression of the rabbit whose glasses appear to have fallen into the penguin pool on the right hand page – thankfully, he gets them back by the final spread):

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Perfect for toddlers, these books are packed with lots of wonderful detail, visual humour, and a very gentle rhyme… and all on a pleasingly sturdy board.

Pip and Posy: Look and Say by Axel Scheffler is out now – with fun, busy scenes and lots to talk about, this delightful first book is perfect for sharing with an inquisitive toddler. A ‘Can you find these things?’ panel on each spread adds an ‘I-spy’ game element for extra fun – look for the objects along the bottom of each page, spot them in the scenes and then say the words. It’s great for speech development and an ideal book for parent and child to share. Here’s a look inside:


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It’s publication day for Nuts in Space by Elys Dolan – a brand new picture book from the creator of the phenomenally successful Weasels.

An elite crew of furry animals have found the Lost Nuts of Legend, a mythical snack rumoured to give the bearer unimaginable blessings such as teeth that never need brushing, rooms that never need cleaning and underwear that never needs changing. Now all they have to do is go home, but everyone is starving, the Star Nav is broken, and it was a REALLY bad idea to stop at the Death Banana. Will the crew ever find their way home? And, most importantly, will they get there before someone EATS the Lost Nuts of Legend? Full of humour and packed with detail on every page, this is a truly stellar (and very funny) story in an EXTRA-large, glorious hardback format . Here’s a look inside:


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And finally, Hubble Bubble: The Pesky Pirate Prank by Tracey Corderoy and Joe Berger is out today – three more stories of magical mayhem in one beautifully produced book, from the creators of the brilliant Hubble Bubble picture books!

Granny decides to liven things up during the school play and turns Noah’s Ark into Noah’s Pirate Ship, before making it rain in the school hall! When Pandora’s parents decide to build a new bedroom for her over the garage, Granny decides to lend a hand. Why build a boring extension when you can build a fairytale castle? But it’s during an outbreak of nits at Pandora’s cousin’s wedding that Granny truly comes into her own… The perfect next step after picture books, these are ideal stories for newly independent readers. Here’s a look inside:


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Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!