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It’s January Publication Day at Nosy Crow!

January publication day books

Today is our January publication day, and we’re very excited to announce the release of our very first books of 2016! This is a particularly exciting publication day for us, as it is five years to the month since Nosy Crow’s very first publication month! Whether you’re looking for the latest book in one of our fantastic series, or seeking out something completely different, like our National Trust Complete Bird Spotter’s Kit, there’s sure to be something here that will pique your interest!

First up is the latest book in Jannie Ho’s lovely Tiny Tabs series, Snuggle Puppy looks for the perfect hug!

Snuggle Puppy is looking for the perfect hug. The hedgehogs are too spiky, the worms are too wiggly, the rabbits are just too jumpy . . . will she ever find a hug that is just right? This charming little board book has chunky, very sturdy, tabs to push and pull, and is perfect for babies and toddlers aged one year and upwards.

Snuggle Puppy looks for the perfect hug

Buy the book online.

Also out this month is the brand new board book edition of Penny Dale’s fantastic Dinosaur Rocket! This is the fourth book in Penny’s brilliant Dinosaur series, and follows the dinosaurs as they take one giant leap for dinosaurkind.

No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger… The MOON! Join our fearsome friends as they prepare for their cosmic journey: is the rocket all ready? Will the launch go smoothly? Can they make it to the moon? Another fast and furious adventure for anyone who loves dinosaurs AND vehicles!

Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online.

We’re also publishing Love, the latest addition to Emma Dodd’s stunning animal book series.

Join little rabbit and his mummy as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a mummy’s love is always the best love of all.

With flurries of foil throughout and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations, this beautifully-designed, padded picture book will soon become a bedtime favourite.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online.

If you’re looking for a good fairytale-with-a-twist this January, why not pick up The Last Book Before Bedtime – the latest book by wonderful award-winning author/illustrator Nicola O’Byrne.

Everyone knows that the very last story before bed is the best story of all. But what kind of story is it? Is it a funny story, a romantic story or one full of action and danger? All the fairytale characters, including Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood, battle it out to prove who has the best story of all!

A multi-layered interactive picture book that is destined to be a much-requested last story before bed.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online.

Littleland: All Year Round is also out this month – now in paperback! This lovely book is the third in the Littleland series, and is beautifully illustrated by Marion Billet.

Loosely following the months of the year, this colourful, busy book follows the little ones as they take part in seasonal activities, from visiting the spring lambs to paddling on the beach to cooking for an autumn feast. With a ‘Can you see?’ feature on every spread and a simple, conversational narrative, this is the perfect step on from board books.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online.

Also publishing this month is Pugly Bakes a Cake, a brand new book from award-winning Pamela Butchart, and illustrated by the brilliant Gemma Correll.

Even a tiny pug can have a big dream! Pugly is going to bake the best cake ever! It’s going to have eggs and cream and spaghetti and EVERYTHING in it! Clem the cat thinks Pugly can’t do it, but Clive the goldfish knows he can. If only Pugly hadn’t got himself stuck in the catflap…

Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online.

Another brilliant fiction title is out this month in the form of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, by Christopher Edge, the author of the fantastic Twelve Minutes to Midnight trilogy.

When Albie’s mum dies, it’s natural he should wonder where she’s gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie’s mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe. So Albie finds a box, his mum’s computer and a rotting banana, and sends himself through time and space to find her…

The Times called The Many Worlds of Albie Bright “a clever story infused with science that wears its intelligence humorously”, and last week named it Children’s Book of the Week, we think deservedly so!

Here’s a look inside the book:

You can buy special signed copies of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright here.

And finally, it is also publication day for our very first title for the National Trust – the Complete Bird Spotter’s Kit! Written by Robyn Swift and illustrated by Mike Langman, this comprehensive kit is the perfect introduction to birdwatching for children aged 8–12!

Ideal for any budding birdwatchers, this backpack encourages children to get outside and spot birds in the wild! Children will be able to use their own binoculars, and then scribble down notes in their handy notebook. The spotter’s guide is packed with useful information about how to get started, as well as a comprehensive field guide section full of expert tips on how to identify a species when they’re out and about.

Here’s a look inside the spotter’s guide:

Buy the kit online.

Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!

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