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Take a look inside How to Be a Footballer and Other Sports Jobs

Do you have what it takes to become a professional footballer, a manager, or even to work in sports TV? Learn all about football and incredible sports jobs in our new guide, How to Be a Footballer and Other Sports Jobs – a fun, fact-packed, and brightly illustrated book, written by former England and Arsenal footballer, Rachel Yankey, and illustrated by Sol Linero.

And today we’re sharing an early preview!

From training to become a player or team coach, to running the game as a referee, scouting young players for talent or even working inside the stadium. This book will inspire any girl or boy who wants to kick start their interest in playing football.

Take a look inside:

How to Be a Footballer and Other Sports Jobs will be available in May! You can pre-order your copy from Waterstones here, Hive here, or Amazon here.

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Take a look inside The Castle the King Built

In January we’re excited to be publishing The Castle the King Built – a brilliant new guide to what goes on inside medieval castles, based on the classic rhyme ‘This is the House that Jack Built.’ Featuring striking retro artwork by new illustrator Tom Froese, and carefully researched rhyme from author Rebecca Colby, this promises to be a fun and stylish guide to medieval life.

And today you can take a first look inside the book!

How many people does it take to build a castle? And what exactly does each person do? Discover masons to merchants and bakers to blacksmiths in this unique take on the classic rhyme ‘This is the House that Jack Built’. Beautifully produced on wood-free paper with stunning silver foil on the cover and a visual glossary of characters at the end.

Take a look inside:

The Castle the King Built will be published in January – you can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here or Amazon here. If you’d like to stay up-to-date, with all of our books news, sign up to our books newsletter on this page or with the form below.

Take a look inside Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins

Every child deserves to see their birth and family in the pages of books about where babies come from – and this is exactly what our new book, Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins, is all about. Today we’re delighted to share an early preview of this very special book, written by our Head of Non-Fiction, Rachel Greener, and with charming artwork by Clare Owen!

In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the different ways that these building blocks can be put together to create a family.

Working closely with a leading national LGBT organisation, this inclusive guide to Making a Baby covers sex, sperm and egg donation, IUI, IVF, surrogacy and adoption, as well as explaining how a baby grows in the womb and about different kinds of births.

Written in gentle and accessible language that can be shared with younger children or read alone by confident readers, we hope this book and its charming illustrations will provide the stepping stone for every parent to have an open conversation with their child about how babies are made, and their family began.

And you can take a look inside the book below:

Making A Baby will be available in January. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below, and you’ll never miss a thing.

Take a look inside 2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac

Later this month we’re incredibly pleased to be publishing, in partnership with the National Trust, 2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac, written by Anna Wilson and illustrated by Elly Jahnz.

And today we’re delighted to share a first look inside this new edition!

Take an inspirational journey through the seasons, month-by-month with this fantastic, fully illustrated guide to 2021 – including nature spotter guides, indoor and outdoor craft and activity ideas, seasonal recipes, celebrations of religious festivals and special events. A wonderful gift to treasure and explore over the coming year, this gorgeous almanac, which has been updated with one-third new material and revised design throughout, will encourage young readers to connect with nature and the world around them.

Here’s a look inside our Children’s Almanac:

Pre-order the book.

The Children’s Almanac will be in bookshops and available on October 15th – you can order a copy from Waterstones here, Hive here, and Amazon here. And if you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Take a look inside the new colour edition of Earth Heroes!

This October we’re delighted to be publishing a stunning new and fully illustrated colour edition of Earth Heroes – an inspiring non-fiction book celebrating the work of climate activists from around the world, written by Lily Dyu and illustrated by Amy Blackwell.

And today we’re sharing an exclusive look inside this new edition!

With beautiful illustrations by Amy Blackwell, this updated colour edition features inspiring activists from the first edition as well as amazing new additions. From Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Felix Finkbeiner and Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, this book is packed with inspirational stories about the pioneering work of ‘Earth Heroes’ from around the globe. Each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet – proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.

Take a look inside:

This stunning new edition of Earth Heroes will be published on October 15th – you can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, Hive here, or Amazon here.

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Take a look inside Be Kind, Be Cool, Be You: Inspiring Words to Live Your Life By!

Next month we’re very excited to be publishing Be Kind, Be Cool, Be You: Inspiring Words to Live Your Life By –  a chunky little book packed with positive messages, wise words, and pick-me-ups, illustrated by new talent, Nikki Miles.

And today you can take a look inside the book – view some of the vibrant artwork below!

This bright, chunky paperback gift book is the perfect package for anyone who needs to feel uplifted and empowered. Designed to build confidence, boost resilience and spark mindfulness and joy, there are over 150 inspirational messages alongside cheerful artwork, encouraging everyone to be kind, be cool, be you!

Be Kind, Be Cool, Be You will be available on October 1st – you can pre-order a copy here. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below, and you’ll never miss a thing.

Introducing YouthQuake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook the World

Next month we’re proud to be publishing YouthQuake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook the World, written by Tom Adams and illustrated by Sarah Walsh – an inspiring collection of stories about incredible young people who have shaped the world we live in.

And today we’re sharing an early preview – you can take a look inside the book below!

No one is too small to start a YouthQuake! This is the story of fearless activists, brilliant inventors, champion athletes, gifted creators and inspiring leaders. It is the story of tremendous trailblazers who have influenced change with their passion, courage and determination, and whose inspirational actions and groundbreaking achievements have shaken the world.

From Greta Thunberg to Mary Anning, Stevie Wonder to Björk, this book is packed with true stories, fascinating facts, beautiful photographs, and gorgeous artwork.

Take a look inside:

YouthQuake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook the World will be available this September. You can pre-order a copy here.

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