It’s our June publication day – and WHAT a selection of books we have being released into the wild today. Here’s what you can find in shops now!
It’s publication day for two brand new books in Axel Scheffler’s fantastic Sound-Button Story series – Portly Pig and Cuddly Cow! These charming little board books have big sound buttons featuring noisy farmyard sounds – little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Cuddly Cow mooing and Portly Pig oinking on every page.
There are brand new board book editions of two fantastic Nosy Crow picture books out today – Alison Murray’s Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten, and Superhero Dad, written by Timothy Knapman and illustrated by Joe Berger. Here’s a look inside each book:
Copy Cat is out today – the first picture book to be written and illustrated by Ali Pye, illustrator of the fantastic, Scottish Children’s Book Award-winning Moonlight School picture books. With hilarious kitten antics and vibrant illustrations, this author-illustrator debut is a perfectly-observed portrait of playground behaviour. Comic capers and cute-as-a-button characters deliver a gentle message about joining in and finding your own way. Here’s a look inside the book:
It’s publication day for Dinosaur Pirates!, the fifth Dinosaur story by Penny Dale. Our brave team of dinosaurs are back, but this time they are pirates in search of buried treasure! Having navigated their way to a desert island and dug up their booty, they are just sailing away when they are ambushed by a fearsome band of marauding baddy-pirates! Will our goody-pirates save their gold, their ship and their honour, or will the baddies win out? Here’s a look inside the book:
Blocks by Irene Dickson is in shops from today – a wonderful picture book for the very young, all about sharing. Featuring a block-shaped, die-cut cover and a witty twist at the end, this stylishly-illustrated, ingeniously simple picture book is set to become a classic. Here’s a look inside the book:
We’re incredibly excited to launch a fantastic new fiction debut today: Crimson Poison by Susan Moore, the gripping first instalment in the Nat Walker Trilogy. Cinematic and fast paced, this action-packed story is full of high-tech gadgetry and fun – perfect for 9+ fans of exciting, futuristic adventure. Here’s a look inside the book:
And we’re THRILLED to be publishing Sweet Pizza, the second book by G.R. Gemin, author of the highly-acclaimed award-winning debut Cowgirl. This is another wonderful book for 9+ readers with a great story, fantastic dramatic writing, strong characters, and big-hearted social realism. Here’s a look inside the book:
The Secret Rescuers: The Magic Fox, the fourth book in the brilliant Secret Rescuers series, written by Paula Harrison and illustrated by Sophy Williams, is out today – set in a fantasy world populated by dragons, unicorns, star wolves and firebirds, this superbly-realised series for 7+ year olds is packed with magical adventures and baby animals in peril. Here’s a look inside the book:
And we’ve got some INCREDIBLE new non-fiction out this month, too! It’s publication day for Hedgehogs, Hares and other British Animals: A Nature Sticker Book. Packed with facts about mammals and their homes, and bursting with beautiful illustrations by Nikki Dyson, this sticker book is perfect for young animal lovers. With 120 stickers and lots of detail to add to every scene, you can put the rabbits in their warren, fill the sea with dolphins, match the babies with their mums and much, much more.
123: A Walk in the Countryside, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, is out today – this new series for the very young follows two little children on a day in the countryside, where they spot all kinds of animals and plants in their natural habitats. A delightful counting book, with beautiful narrative illustrations, this is a book to visit again and again.
The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Summertime by Rebecca Jones is out now – get creative with this amazingly innovative colouring book, full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour. The twenty-four beautiful summertime designs include seashells, flowers, dragonflies and more, and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends.
Take inspiration from nature 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 cute stickers to seal your card – this is the complete creative package!
And finally, it’s publication day for Harry the History Hound’s Hysterical Historical Facts and Jokes, written by Tracey Turner and illustrated by Sarah Horne! This hysterical, historical joke book is full of hilarious jokes and illustrations based on characters that children will recognise throughout history. Featuring kings and queens, medieval Knights, Victorians and many more, this terrific compilation of jokes and facts will have children roaring with laughter! Here’s a look inside the book:
Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!