While half of Nosy Crow are busy at the Bologna Book Fair (it’s Kate’s 25th fair!), the rest of us have to find ways of making do in London without all of the sunshine, grappa and gelato. Happily, it’s our April publication day today, and there’s nothing better for easing the pain of not being in Italy than lots of GLORIOUS new books. And here’s what you can find in shops now!
It’s publication day for the two newest volumes in Sebastien Braun’s fantastic Can You Say It Too? lift-the-flap novelty series – Can You Say It Too? Arf! Arf! and Can You Say It Too? Quack! Quack! Sturdy flaps and simple texts combine with friendly artwork to make these ideal first books that are great for sharing with children who are just starting to talk.
We’re over the moon to publish Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad Wolf today, written by Lorraine Carey and illustrated by Migy Blanco – a side-splitting spin on a favourite fairy tale, and the first book from an exciting new author-illustrator team.
Think you know the story of Cinderella? Think again… This laugh-out-loud picture book turns the traditional tale TOTALLY upside down! For example, did you know there were THREE ugly sisters? And how about this – Cinderella wasn’t actually very nice? And, far from being a mean-mouthed little mad, the youngest sister, Gertie, was the kindest person you could ever hope to meet? Here’s a look inside the book:
And we’re also incredibly proud to be publishing our first picture book illustrated by Stephan Lomp, Follow that Car, written by Lucy Feather. Packed with animal antics, this brilliantly bold book follows Mouse’s madcap race after Gorilla through a variety of exciting settings, from navigating a busy building site, to avoiding an Alpine avalanche.
With scores of captivating cars to count and spot on every page, and a mapped-out route to trace your finger along, this zany book will keep little ones entertained for hours. Think Wacky Races meets Richard Scarry! Here’s a look inside:
Georgia and Lily are going to the Horse of the Year Show. Lily is more than ready, but Georgia suffers a crisis of confidence, especially when a new rider joins the stables and seems determined to spoil everything… Here’s a look inside the book:
And finally it’s publication day for Red Moon Rising by Paula Harrison. A world of dark powers and magic awaits in this dazzlingly-imagined, quest-driven epic for 9+ year olds, from the author of The Rescue Princesses.
From the moment Laney sees a blood-red moon, her life is changed forever. For Laney learns that she’s a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and she discovers this truth at a time of extreme danger. The faerie tribes are under threat from a dark power that wants to reign supreme. Laney will need all her new-found skills to hold the faerie world together… Here’s a look inside the book:
Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!