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Posted by Tom, March 6, 2014

It’s March Publication Day – AND World Book Day!

Today’s an extra-special publication day – it’s also World Book Day! We’d love to see your World Book Day costumes – send photos to us on Twitter (@NosyCrowBooks) and we’ll send some prizes to the best ones! And if you’re stuck for books to buy and read, look no further – we have some TRULY splendid titles out today.

The board book edition of Guinea Pig Party by Holly Surplice is out today – based on a familiar childhood counting rhyme and combining birthday fun, counting and cute fluffy animals, this is the perfect birthday gift for pre-school children everywhere. Here’s a look inside:


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It’s publication day for the PHENOMENAL The Princess and the Presents, by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton – the follow-up to last year’s equally brilliant The Princess and the Peas.

Princess Ruby really is a horrid child – the most spoilt princess you could ever meet. And when it’s her birthday, there are so many presents the palace literally bulges at the seams. Was there ever a more selfish princess? But when the palace and the gifts finally collapse under the poor king, the tiny tyrant realises that she has overlooked the most precious thing of all. And, luckily for Ruby, it’s never too late to make amends. A fantastic rhyming story and simply stunning artwork make this a truly exceptional picture book – here’s a look inside:


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Today we’re publishing Littleland All Day Long by Marion Billet, the paperback edition of Littleland. Designed to stimulate speech and build vocabulary, this busy book is full of familiar scenes and fascinating detail. With a ‘Can you see?’ feature on every spread and a simple, chatty narrative, Littleland mimics the daily conversations between mother and child and makes the perfect next step up from board books. Here’s a look inside:


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The Rescue Princesses: The Rainbow Opal by Paula Harrison is out today – the eleventh volume in the fantastic Rescue Princesses series. When a young koala cub becomes ill in the kingdom of Mirrania, the Rescue Princesses must find a cure, even if it means going into the bush in the middle of the night. They just hope the magical Rainbow Opal can keep them safe… Here’s the first chapter:


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And finally, today we’re publishing an truly extraordinary debut: Cowgirl by G. R. Gemin – a funny, moving story for 9+ year olds, with strong female characters and big-hearted social realism (think Michael Morpurgo meets Jacqueline Wilson), by an outstanding new writer. Here are the first three chapters:


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Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators – and Happy World Book Day to all!