It’s our May publication day! We’ve got some fantastic new books out this month – from established series to incredible debuts; from board books for babies and toddlers to exciting middle grade fantasy… there’s something for everyone! Here’s what you can find in shops from today.
Bizzy Bear: DIY Day, the latest board book in the fantastic series by Benji Davies, is out today. These books are PERFECT for toddlers: Benji’s illustrations are bright, colourful and friendly, there’s lots for toddlers to get involved with in every book, and the sturdy mechanisms and chunky sliders will withstand the roughest treatment!
It’s publication day for a wonderful new board book edition of Littleland Around the World by Marion Billet. From New York to Australia, and lots of lands in between, this second Littleland picture book features a stunning scene on every spread and is perfect for developing vocabulary and exploring different cultures. Here’s a look inside:
We are incredibly pleased to be publishing Pip and Posy: The New Friend today – a brand new Pip and Posy story by Axel Scheffler. In the seventh book in the series, Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, but when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool, and to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than with her…
The New Friend has all of the wonderful qualities that have made the Pip and Posy series so beloved: a funny and dramatic story, it is perfectly pitched and brilliantly-observed on the highs and lows of pre-school life – and, of course, beautifully illustrated by Axel.
Here’s a look inside The New Friend:
Together, the latest addition to Emma Dodd’s stunning animal book series, is out now – with flurries of foil throughout and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations, this beautifully-designed, padded picture book will soon become a bedtime favourite. Here’s a look inside the book:
It’s publication day for Don’t Wake Up Tiger!, the absolutely beautiful new picture book from illustrator Britta Teckentrup. Tiger is fast asleep, but – oh dear! – she’s completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea – he holds his balloon and floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse and Stork – but it will be tricky for them all to get past without Tiger stirring…
This is an absolutely stunning, wonderfully interactive picture book – with a charming text, stylish art, and bright, shiny spot UV balloons throughout, it’s perfect for the very young. Here’s a look inside Don’t Wake Up Tiger:
And it’s also publication day for the paperback edition of Britta’s wonderful Get out of my Bath – another BEAUTIFULLY-designed, interactive picture book (with spot UV on every spread) for 2+ year olds, in which readers are encouraged to get involved in the story by tilting and shaking the book.
Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath, but she’s not the only one… Her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in, followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie’s bath is ruined. What can she do? Suck all the water into her trunk, of course! Ellie then waits until the uninvited animals have left before squirting all the water back. Finally Ellie can enjoy her bath in peace!
The spot UV on every spread creates a wonderful, glistening-water effect that you won’t be able to stop yourself touching. Here’s a look inside Get out of my Bath:
Pale Peak Burning by Paula Harrison is in shops today – the third and final chapter of the enchanting and mysterious Red Moon Rising faerie adventure series.With the Shadow Faerie still at large and the tribal elders unable to work together to defeat him Laney and her friends must find the third myrical before it’s too late. But with her new powers and old secrets Laney still has a lot to learn if she’s finally going to live up to the red moon’s prophesy… Here’s a look inside Pale Peak Burning:
And finally, we are enormously proud to be publishing Little Bits of Sky today – a breathtaking debut for 9-12 year old readers by S.E. Durrant. Moving, wise, and beautifully written, this is an incredibly special book. The Bookseller’s Fiona Noble wrote: “This blew me away, what a very special debut. Tender, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting.” Author Natasha Farrant said: “This is so beautiful! A perfect little book.” And author-illustrator Emma Chichester Clarke called the book “So good and fresh and believable.” Here’s a look inside:
Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!