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Posted by Tom, January 9, 2014

It’s January publication day!

It’s a very exciting day – our first publication day of the year! 2014 is off to a great start with this month’s titles, and we’ve got something for everyone: a brand new lift-the-flap novelty series for the youngest of toddlers, two fantastic picture books to read together, some fantastically innovative doodle storybooks (especially good for reluctant readers), and a selection of great fiction titles spanning age ranges, from newly-independent readers who like adventure and funny stories, through to more confident readers who love a gripping, pace-y thriller.

We’re launching a brand new novelty series – the Can You Say It Too? books, illustrated by Sebastien Braun. As all parents know, little children LOVE making animal sounds. So a flap book in which they can spot an animal’s tail, lift the flap to reveal the complete creature, and then make its noise is guaranteed to be a winner!
The first two volumes are Can You Say It Too? Moo! Moo! and Can You Say It Too? Woof! Woof!

It’s publication day for Dinosaur Rescue – the third fantastic dinosaur book by Penny Dale. Featuring a riotously rhythmic text and vibrant illustrations, this brand new picture book in the hugely successful series is packed with adventure and a rabble of roaring, rescuing dinosaurs! Here’s a look inside:

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We’re publishing the first paperback edition of Just Right for Two, written by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. A heart-warming tale about life and friendship, this is an absolutely charming story with beautiful artwork – bound to become a bedtime favourite. Here’s a look inside:

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We’ve re-issued Mega Mash-Up: Romans v Dinosaurs on Mars by Nikalas Catlow and Tim Wesson, and Magical Mix-Ups: Birthdays and Bridesmaids by Marnie Edwards and Leigh Hodgkinson, in new large formats! These activity books – combinations of fiction and doodle book – are particularly good for reluctant readers: you have to take part and finish the story yourself! Scribble, design and draw while you read – these books need you! You can order Romans v Dinosaurs on Mars online here and Birthdays and Bridesmaids online here.

It’s publication day for The Rescue Princesses: The Ice Diamond – another exciting instalment in Paula Harrison’s Rescue Princesses series. Princess Maya is delighted to welcome the Rescue Princesses to the Kingdom of Lepari. It’s a beautiful land with snow leopards living in the mountains. These amazing animals are very rare, so when Maya and her friends discover that the big cats are in danger, they have to act fast. Can the magical Ice Diamond help the princesses to save the snow leopards? Here’s the first chapter:

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We’re publishing a HILARIOUS debut from an exciting new voice: Baby Aliens Got My Teacher by Pamela Butchart – a brilliant, laugh-out-loud novel for 7+ year olds, featuring crisp twins, pea phobias, and aliens-in-ears. Here’s the first chapter:

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And we’re bringing another series to a close with The Black Crow Conspiracy by Christopher Edge, the thrilling conclusion to the Twelve Minutes to Midnight trilogy. The year is 1902 and London is looking forward to the new King’s coronation and ignoring the threat of war from across the sea… Penelope Tredwell, the pen behind bestselling author, Montgomery Flinch, is cursed with writer’s block. She needs a sensational new story or her magazine, The Penny Dreadful, will go under. So when a mysterious letter arrives, confessing to an impossible crime, Penny thinks she has found a plot to enthrall her readers: the theft of the Crown Jewels by the diabolical Black Crow. Ghostly apparitions, kidnap and treason – this is the stuff of great stories. But what if it’s all true? Here’s the first chapter:

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Happy publication day to all of our authors and illustrators!