Our September books are out now and it’s our biggest publication month of the year! Here’s what you can find in bookshops today:
Playbook Pirates by Corina Fletcher and Britta Teckentrup
Is it a pop-up book? Is it a 3D playmat? It’s both! The follow-up to the phenomenally successful Playbook Farm, this ingenious package unfolds and transforms into a pirate seascape playmat, revealing a pop-up pirate ship, ship-wreck, mermaid island and more! With cut-out cardboard rowing boats, pirates and sea-creatures, this makes for a great pirate adventure – perfect portable fun for journeys, playdates and bedtime too. Here’s a video trailer:
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Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm by Axel Scheffler
What do you get when you cross a goat with a turkey? Why, a gurkey, of course! What about a pig with a sheep? Well, that would be a peep, naturally! With 121 possible combinations, silly names and animal noises to make you giggle, this innovative, split-page spiral-bound board book is perfect for pre-schoolers. Little readers will adore flipping Axel Scheffler’s animals again and again to see what crazy creatures they can create – and to find out what strange noises they make too! Here’s a video trailer:
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Spells-a-Popping, Granny’s Shopping by Tracey Corderoy and Joe Berger
The third hilarious adventure in this picture book series about a little girl whose Granny is (shhh, whisper it!) a witch. While Pandora likes things to be normal (ish), her Granny just loves to magic things along, and their trip to the supermarket is anything but ordinary. As fishfingers start flying around, Pandora tells Granny to behave herself. But when Pandora spots a couple of robbers up to no good, an extra-ordinary Granny is exactly what’s needed! Here’s a look inside the book:
Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog
In the latest installment in Axel Scheffler’s wonderful pre-school picture books series, Posy goes to stay at Pip’s house and they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Desperate to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do – it’s only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and that the friends can get a good night’s sleep, at last. Here’s a look inside:
Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster
We’re also publishing the first paperback edition of another volume in the Pip and Posy series. When Pip comes to Posy’s house wearing a scary monster mask, he gives Posy a bit of a fright! But when she works out it’s only Pip, she feels much better, and they share the biscuits she’s made. Hooray! Here’s a look inside:
My Brilliant Life and other Disasters by Catherine Wilkins
Jessica is back, and everything in her life seems to be going swimmingly – she’s got her best friend, she’s about to launch her comic, and her nutty Aunt has come to stay. The only ink blot on the landscape is Scarlett, Amelia’s super-cool, super-annoying cousin… who just happens to draw cartoons too. Soon Jessica is fighting for her cartoonist life. It’s a good job she has an enormous badger on her side… Funny, heartwarming, and BRILLIANTLY realised, this sequel to the (equally hilarious) My Best Friend and Other Enemies is perfect reading for 9-12 year olds. Here’s the first chapter:
The Rescue Princesses: The Silver Locket
In the newest volume in the Rescue Princesses series, Rosalind and the other princesses are in the Kingdom of Taldonia for the Autumn Ball. They love playing with a little puppy called Patch. But they can’t stop arguing, and Rosalind decides it’s easier to be friends with animals than with silly princesses. She goes off on her own, and that’s when disaster strikes! Patch gets lost in the woods and Rosalind needs the other Rescue Princesses to help find him. But what if they’re not her friends any more? Here’s the first chapter:
Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!