We have a great mix of new titles arriving in bookshops this July,and there’s plenty to get excited about – from new fiction, to picture books, novelty books, and books bursting with things to make and colour, there’s plenty here to keep little hands busy this Summer. Take an early peek at what’s new from the Nosy Crow nest!
We’re thrilled to introduce an incredibly stylish duo of novelty books from our new Lois and Bob series: Lois looks for Bob at Home and Lois looks for Bob at the Park. With fresh, contemporary illustrations by Gerry Turley, this is a visually arresting and wonderfully quirky lift-the-flap series. All little readers will love helping Lois search for her friend Bob behind the different objects, and encountering new friends along the way!
Also publishing this July is Mummy! – a lift-the-flap adventure through ancient Egypt for little readers. A little Egyptian girl can’t find her mummy . . . and she needs your help! After discovering a whole host of Egyptian animals, from cats to crocodiles, she discovers that there is more than one kind of mummy! Published in partnership with The British Museum, Mummy! is an ingenious piece of narrative non-fiction, illustrated by Lerryn Korda, ending with an adorably reassuring spread as mummy and toddler reunite.
Rounding off July’s new board books is Blocks, written and illustrated by Irene Dickson. Sharing is never easy when you’re little! Follow Ruby and Benji as they build with their coloured blocks and learn that by sharing their blocks and building together they can have even more fun! This timeless story of sharing is perfect for little readers, and shows that playing nicely together means more fun for everyone!
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If you were hoping for even more Irene Dickson, then get ready for Stick, her brand new picture book. Head outdoors and discover that there are SO many things you can do with a stick. You can throw it for your dog, balance with it, float it down a stream, draw pictures in the sand and, if you’re lucky, it might even help you make new friends! All it takes is a good, useful stick and a bit of creativity.
Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
Our second picture book, coming out this July, is Troll Stroll, a fun and rhyming story by Elli Woollard with illustrations by David Barrow. Troll is fed up with eating boring old goats, so off he strolls in search of some scrumptious children. But the children are clever, and outwit Troll time after time as they tell him to wait because there’s something FAR tastier coming along the road after them… At last, the children turn the tables on the Troll, who makes a quick exit back to his mountain cave! Troll Stroll is publishing in hardback and paperback in a few weeks time.
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Next up we have two new activity books, published in partnership with The British Museum.
Get creative with the latest in The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes series: Amazing Animals & Beautiful Birds. This amazingly innovative colouring book is full of beautifully designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour, all illustrated in stunning detail by Rachel Cloyne. The twenty-four gorgeous designs are inspired by animals and birds found in The British Museum and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends. Use the handy index at the back to take inspiration from the Museum objects themselves or get experimental – try unusual colours and different materials to make each card truly unique! With enough blank space inside for a message, envelopes to customise and colour stickers to seal your card, this is the complete creative package!
We’re thrilled to be publishing the Around the World Colouring Book, illustrated by Thomas Flintham and packed full of information and facts from The British Museum. Take a tour around sixteen incredible civilisations, from Mayan temples in Central America to the palaces of ancient Persia, and many more in between. Colour in and learn about the bustling markets of ancient Greece, then turn the page and discover a traditional Chinese dragon parade. Complete your pictures with over 70 stickers of historical artefacts from each civilisation!
Look out for the latest book in the Zoe’s Rescue Zoo series, The Picky Puffin, written by Amelia Cobb. When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. Zoe’s very good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that’s a secret! Puffins are Zoe’s favourite ever animal, so when Poppy arrives at the Rescue Zoo, Zoe is very happy to help her settle in. But Poppy is very picky! She doesn’t like her enclosure … or her burrow … or even her food! Can Zoe and Meep work out what is making Poppy the puffin so picky, and come up with a plan to make the little puffin feel happy in her new home? This chapter book is great for young readers who are growing in confidence, and is illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white artwork from Sophy Williams.
Take a look inside the latest Zoe’s Rescue Zoo:
And finally, we are very excited to publish My Evil Twin is a Supervillain – the third installment in the series of Luke’s laugh-out-loud adventures by David Solomons, the author of My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord and My Brother Is a Superhero, winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the British Book Industry Awards Children’s Book of the Year.
When Luke is confronted with Stellar, his superpowered twin from another dimension, he is highly suspicious. No one travels through time and space without a plan, and that plan is usually EVIL. So what does Stellar want? And why is he so UNBELIEVABLY IRRITATING? From his superhero hair to his rocket-powered shoes, Stellar is up to no good, and Luke must BRING HIM DOWN!
Here’s a sneak peek, before it’s published:
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