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Posted by Tom, September 1, 2016

It’s our September publication day!

It’s our September publication day – and our biggest month for new books ever! Here are all of the new Nosy Crow books that you can find in shops now.

We are VERY happy to be publishing a brand new board book in the brilliant Bizzy Bear series, illustrated by Benji Davies, today – Bizzy Bear: Spooky House. The ever-intrepid Bizzy Bear has come for a visit to a super-spooky Halloween house. As he climbs the rickety stairs and walks the cobwebby corridors, all sorts of creepy characters appear from doors and hidey holes. But where could he be going and what will he find there? Here’s a very quick look inside the book:

Buy the book online here.

It’s publication day for I Saw Anaconda, written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Emma Dodd – a very funny, very silly lift-the-flap story in a great big format that’s PERFECT for 2+ year olds! Full of odd animals and ingenious flap reveals, this is the story of one little boy who watches as ALL SORTS of animals are swallowed up by a very hungry anaconda. With a flap on every spread,you can watch as every character gets gobbled up.. and thrown back up again in a final pop-up reveal. It’s funny and a little bit icky!

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Buy the book online here.

There are two new books in our Listen to the… sound book series out today  – beautifully illustrated by Marion Billet, and with six amazing real-life sounds in each book, adults and children alike will be enchanted by these charming board books. Here’s a look at the latest two titles – Listen to the Countryside and Listen to the Pets:

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Buy the book online here.

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You can find Jannie Ho’s Halloween ABC in shops now: with smiling faces, bold shapes and bright contrasting colours to engage and hold the attention of inquisitive older babies and toddlers, this sturdy little board book is an excellent, gentle introduction to letter sounds and the alphabet sequence – perfect for read-aloud spooky fun.

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We are incredibly proud to be publishing a brand new edition of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams this month – a treasured classic, revisited for a new generation with heartwarming illustrations from Sarah Massini.  Margery Williams’ classic tale is the first in a new series of highly collectible Nosy Crow Classics – created with lavish illustrations, these beautiful books will bring old favourites to a new generation. When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse who explains how toys can become “real”, if only they are loved enough. Here’s a look inside the book:

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Nothing Can Frighten a Bear, written by Elizabeth Dale and illustrated by Paula Metcalf, is out today – a wonderful picture book by a brand new author-illustrator pairing. Snuggled up in bed one moonlight night, Baby Bear is sure he hears a monster outside. Daddy Bear insists there’s nothing scary in the forest and, anyway, nothing can frighten a bear. But as the family of bears set out to make sure, and all vanish one by one, it looks like Daddy Bear might not be as brave as he seems… This is an absolutely FANTASTIC picture book: beautifully illustrated, with a lovely rhyming text, and a gentle, reassuring message that’s perfect for young children. Here’s a look inside:

Buy the book online here.

The first paperback edition of Wish…, by Emma Dodd, is out now – with flurries of foil throughout and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations, this beautifully-designed picture book will soon become a bedtime favourite. Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online here.

It’s also publication day for the first paperback edition of The Mystery of the Haunted Farm by Elys Dolan – a brilliantly clever, hilariously funny picture book that’s perfect for sharing. Down on the farm, something isn’t quite right, so Farmer Greg takes refuge in a hotel and calls out the Ghost Hunters to investigate. After encountering the likes of Donkula and Frankenhorse, the Hunters declare this to be one of the most interesting cases of their career. Meanwhile, after experiencing the worst shower ever at Bates Motel, Farmer Greg returns to his farm and discovers that the monstrous creatures were, in fact, his animals, who’d dressed up to scare off a beast. But CREEPERS! What’s THAT? The beast’s true identity is revealed when the moon rises and a certain farmer sprouts a tail and great, BIG teeth… Featuring incredibly illustrative detail and Elys’ trademark wit, this is a smart, spooky treat from a major picture book talent. Here’s a look inside the book:

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And the final picture book in our trio of new paperback releases this month is Ross Collins’ There’s a Bear on My Chair – a joyously illustrated picture book, with a clever single rhyme echoing Dr Seuss, and the recipient of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour. Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online here.

We’re publishing two new books in the excellent Rounds illustrated narrative non-fiction series by Barry Tranter and Emma Tranter today – Olive Owl and Parker Penguin. Each book in this innovative series takes the reader on a journey through the animal’s life, explaining how they eat, grow, defend themselves, and reproduce. With a strong, clear narrative, friendly characters, fascinating facts and graphic illustrations, these are a fun and informative introduction to animal life cycles. Here’s a look inside each book:


Buy the book online here.


Buy the book online here.

And there’s an app for Parker Penguin, too! If you like the book, you can find out more about the innovative story app that inspired it here – and here’s the app trailer:

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We’re thrilled to be a launching a brand new two-colour illustrated fiction series starring everyone’s favourite canine duo, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, today, with Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School, written by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Steven Lenton. Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam don’t just make amazing cakes – these two brave bakers solve wacky mysteries too! Halloween at St Spectre’s school brings out the cheekiest of ghosts! And who is to blame when the weather goes CRAZY? A power-grabbing red panda maybe? Certainly not the racoon gang fixing the museum’s toilets – they’ve got dastardly plans of their OWN! With three hilarious read-aloud stories, and beautiful two-colour illustrations, this is a fantastic book for 6+ year olds – it’s perfect for young children ready for the next milestone after picture books, and great for both independent reading and sharing. Here’s a look inside the book:

Buy the book online here.

The latest book in the brilliant Zoe’s Rescue Zoo series, written by Amelia Cobb and illustrated by Sophy Williams, is out now – The Sleepy Snowy Owl. Oscar is a very sleepy snowy owl. He just can’t seem to keep his eyes open during the day and so he’s missing all the fun. So Zoe comes up with a night-time plan guaranteed to keep Oscar happy! Here’s a look inside the book:


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There’s a brand new paperback edition of The Grunts on the Run, written by Philip Ardagh and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, available in shops now – the final book in the hilarious Grunts series. Over the years, the Grunts have managed to upset a lot of people. Some of them are angry and want REVENGE, even if it means breaking out of jail to get it. So Mr and Mrs Grunt and Sunny must go into hiding, and that means leaving behind Fingers, Sunny’s hard-to-hide elephant. But their enemies are hot on their (rather grubby) heels… Here’s a look inside the book:


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The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Christmas, illustrated by Rebecca Jones, is out now – another amazingly innovative colouring book, full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour. The twenty-four beautiful festive designs include stockings, snowmen, snowflakes and more and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends. With enough blank space inside for a message, envelopes to customise and cute stickers to seal your card – this is the complete creative package!

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And finally, today we’re publishing Press Out and Colour Birds, illustrated by Zoe Ingram – the first book in an incredible new activity series! Make your own beautiful 3D decorations with these board books of press-out ornaments. Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring 10 unique designs in each book, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create bright and cheerful hanging ornaments. The gorgeous birds are perfect to hang around the home and add sparkle to any setting, and the Christmas book features festive decorations, ideal for adorning the Christmas tree.

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Buy the book online here.

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