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Posted by Tom, February 6, 2014

It’s February Publication Day!

It’s our February publication day! We’ve got a fantastic selection of titles out this month – here’s what you can find in shops now.

We’re publishing Cutie Pie looks for the Easter Bunny! by Jannie Ho – another adorable board book in the Tiny Tabs series. Designed for the smallest of hands, these robust, colourful books will delight little readers again and again. With simple stories, repeated refrains and a host of faces to spot and name, they are the perfect books to engage and entertain the very young. You can buy the book online here.

We’re releasing a board book edition of Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt and Sarah Massini – a joyful celebration of the physical book in all its glory! A simple, reassuring text is brought to life by delightful and nostalgic illustrations of babies and toddlers discovering the new, magical world of books – it’s a triumph. Here’s a look inside:


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Toot Goes to Dinosaurland by the incredible duo Catherine and Laurence Anholt is out today – a fantastic story featuring an adorably inquisitive new character – Toot. Toot’s little car has a most unusual feature – a magical sat nav system. So, when he presses the special button, off he zooms on an adventure with his trusty toy puppy for company. And where will he go first? To Dinosaurland, of course! Here’s a look inside the book:


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We’re publishing Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party by Lucy Coats and Chris Mould – a funny, disgusting story with gorgeous artwork that’s perfect for readers who like bogeys and birthdays. Here’s a look inside:


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It’s publication day for the first paperback edition of the incredible Open Very Carefully, by Nick Bromley and Nicola O’Byrne – one our most successful hardback titles last year, with a Greenaway nomination to its name already. It’s a lovely book for sharing and discussing how words and pictures work – with a very clever story and stunning use of the physical page. Here’s a look inside:


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The first paperback edition of Weasels by Elys Dolan is out today – another Greenaway-nominated picture book that was also shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. It’s almost impossible to put into words how original and witty this book is: imagine spoof James Bond meets Scaredy Squirrel if you can. It’s packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too. The art is stylish yet accessible and full of details for poring over time and time again – there’s always a new joke to find! Here’s a look inside:


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And we’re publishing the first paperback edition of Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler, the fourth wonderful volume in the Pip and Posy series. Full of comfort and gentle humour, these books are perfect for reading to toddlers. Here’s a look inside:


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All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud reading, giving you a digital audio version of each book, available to stream online.

And there’s also some great new fiction out today! It’s publication day for Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Silky Seal Pup, by Amelia Cobb – the latest instalment in the fantastic Zoe’s Rescue Zoo series. Zoe is very worried because the rescue zoo might have to close down. She MUST find a way to save it or the new baby seal will lose his home. And so will Zoe… Here’s the first chapter:


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And finally, Space Pirates: Mutiny, by Jim Ladd is out today – the third thrilling Space Pirates book. Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo are still searching for Planet X, where they hope to find Sam’s parents and a whole load of treasure! This time they are joined by a new pirate. Goldstar is flashy and takes them to Pirate Paradise, before making them get rid of poor old Captain Comet. It’s mutiny! But Goldstar is not all that he seems… A fast- paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish! Here’s the first chapter:


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Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!