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Posted by Tom, February 5, 2015

It’s our February publication day!

Today’s our February publication day! We’ve got some truly brilliant new books out today: we’re launching a new novelty series, a fantastic new fiction series, publishing two brand new picture books (and two paperback picture book firsts), and releasing one INCREDIBLE sequel. Here’s what you can find in shops today:

We’re launching a fantastic novelty series by Jo LodgeSlide and Seek. These brilliantly bonkers board books combine toddler-friendly slider mechanisms with Jo’s wonderful bold art. With a novelty you just can’t stop playing with, and a cast of crazy animals in the unlikeliest of places, these will go down a storm with parents and children alike. The first two books in the series are There’s a lemur in my laundry! and There’s a panda in my picnic!


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It’s publication day for a VERY exciting new picture book – Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights by Steven Lenton! This is an absolutely FANTASTIC picture book from the illustrator of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam – it’s funny, charming, and brilliantly illustrated – with a wonderful message, that anyone can be brave… and that princesses are QUITE capable of saving the day themselves! Here’s Steven’s hilarious trailer for Princess Daisy:

And here’s a look inside the book:


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A Lullaby for Little One, written by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Charles Fuge, is out today – a beautifully lyrical lullaby with absolutely stunning artwork. Here’s a look inside the book:


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The paperback edition of Nuts in Space, by Elys Dolan, is in shops now – a truly STELLAR story. 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?

Here’s a look inside the book:


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And the paperback edition of Toot Goes to Dinosaurland, by Catherine and Laurence Anholt, is out now as well! This adorably inquisitive new character from a much-loved picture book team is perfect for dinosaur-mad pre-schoolers. Here’s a look inside the book:


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Today marks the launch of a BRILLIANT new fiction series for 7-9 year olds, with the publication of The Shark-Headed Bear Thing, written by Barry Hutchison and illustrated by Chris Mould – the first Benjamin Blank adventure. In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. Here’s a look inside the book:


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And finally, we’re INCREDIBLY proud to be publishing The Farm Beneath the Water by Helen Peters – the stunning follow-up to the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre. The book has all the same hallmarks as its predecessor: great writing and an emotionally engaging, entertaining narrative. It’s PERFECT for 9-12 year olds who love a brilliantly-told story.

Hannah’s farm is facing a new threat – a water company wants to flood the land to make a reservoir. How can she stand by and watch as the land her family has farmed for generations, and the wildlife, all disappear under a deluge of water? Hannah won’t go down without a fight, and the school play might just be the answer… When the going gets tough, the tough take to the stage!

Here’s a look inside the book:


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Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!