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We’ve got a fantastic collection of new books coming out next month – with wonderful new novelty, picture books, illustrated fiction and middle grade in shops in April, there’s something for everyone. Here’s what you can find from Nosy Crow next month.

There are two new books in our Listen to the… sound book series out in April  – 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 upcoming two titles – Listen to the Birds and Listen to the Baby Animals:

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We’re publishing a trio of FANTASTIC new picture books next month.

We’ll be publishing  Edgar and the Sausage Inspector – a brand new picture book by multi-award-winning author-illustrator Jan Fearnley, creator of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes and Little Robin Red Vest. With a FANTASTICALLY funny text, beautiful artwork, and a stylish Paris setting (and an array of delectable food), this is a future classic in the making – witty, charming and with wonderful child appeal. Here’s a look inside the book:

Harvey the Hero by Hrefna Bragadottir will be out next month – a brilliant new picture book, brimming with heart and humour, from the author-illustrator of Baxter’s Book.

Harvey is Superhero Steve’s BIGGEST fan and dreams of being just like him . . . if only he could be a hero too! But when Steve leaves his cape behind and Harvey bravely sets off to the Big City to return it, he swiftly becomes a hero in his own right – without even realising it! It’s only when he returns home and sees the news on TV that he knows . . . he’s Harvey the Hero!

Children will love to spot all the action that Harvey misses on his walk through the city in this heart-warming story of accidental heroism. Here’s a look inside the book:

And next month will also see publication of Goldilocks and the Three Potties by Leigh Hodgkinson – from the author-illustrator of Goldilocks and Just the One Bear comes a quirky, gently funny retelling of the Goldilocks story. With its encouraging ‘keep-trying’ message, this adorable book will help set toddlers on the right track to a nappy-free day. Here’s a look inside the book:

And in April we’ll also be publishing the first paperback edition of There’s a Moose on the Loose, written by Lucy Feather and illustrated by Stephan Lomp.

A moose is on the loose and he’s in a serious hurry! As he rushes helter-skelter through town, Moose is chased by an ever-growing crowd who are anxious to retrieve all the things that have been caught on his antlers. But where is he off to in such a rush? Hang on, it’s a PARTY! Of course! Children will LOVE trailing the mapped-out route as they follow Moose on his mad dash across a busy town. Here’s a look inside the book:

We’ll be publishing the next book in the fantastic Secret Rescuers series, written by Paula Harrison and illustrated by Sophy Williams – The Secret Rescuers: The Sea Pony.  Set in a fantasy world populated by dragons, unicorns, and firebirds, this superbly-realised series for 7+ year olds is packed with magical adventures and baby creatures in peril.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Evie’s Ghost will be in shops next month – the new book from Helen Peters, author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre. Part Gosford Park, part Charlotte Sometimes, and part The Go-Between, this is an absolutely brilliant time-slip story – spine-tingling, moving, funny and heartbreaking.

Here’s a look inside the book:

And finally, in April we’ll be publishing Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away, written by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton – the latest two-colour illustrated fiction title in the fantastic series featuring everyone’s favourite robber dogs-turned-bakers. And it’s all go for our brave bakers – the wacky race they enter in the Bakemobile is sabotaged by that pesky Red Rocket (yes, he’s back!), a mysterious parcel delivered to the café causes them no end of trouble, and a spate of robberies at a fancy hotel sees the boys going undercover in some dodgy disguises! It’s all fun and games, and there’s always a load of doughnuts to keep them going!

Here’s a look inside the book:

 

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