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Roger McGough, illus. Greg McLeod
What happens when a bored Crocodile dresses up as a banana and says goodbye to the jungle?
Charlotte Markey, illus. Tim Oliver
How girls view themselves, especially as they enter their teens? Dr Charlotte Markey discusses body image issues in a friendly but authoritative approach.
A moving and subtle introduction to the threat to the world’s wildlife inspired by the true story of the last Northern White Rhino.
A second delightful outing into the non-judgmental world and community of Julian, last seen wanting to be a mermaid.
From Roman Britain and to the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol, this book is peppered with examples of real people and their stories.
Through the eyes of children from different countries, this book reminds us to take time out of our busy lives to stop and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world around us.
Chiara Mezzalama, illus. Régis Lejonc, transl. Sarah Ardizzone
More than a story of childhood fantasy, this book provides a powerful treatise on civil war and its impact on young lives.
When Max and Xam fall out, they start a competition to see who is the most popular, using all their ingenuity to ‘make’ friends and prove a point.
Olivia’s nickname, Mouse, gets her into some sticky situations. But will her mum ever stop using it? This fresh and funny look at pet names holds a deeper message about identity.
James Berry, illus. Anna Cunha
In this beautiful book, award-winning Jamaican poet James Berry creates a magical, dreamy world for a little girl who enjoys the freedom of spending her days outside.
Tina Mortier, illus. Kaatje Vermeire, trans. David Colmer
This is an extraordinarily powerful book dealing with the difficult subject of illness and bereavement.
Lola and her brother Amit wait for their father to return home after a days work. But days pass, and he fails to arrive…
Much of the book is a quest, a search for a sense of belonging, whether the searcher is a child, a tree-that-walks, the colour grey, or a butterfly…
Peter Van den Ende
A paper boat makes its way around a fantastical ocean world, discovering wonder after wonder until it reaches the shore.
Jackie Morris, illus. James Mayhew
As Mr Noah turns their vessel into a house, Mrs Noah sets about growing a fabulous garden… and a new addition to the family.
Mick Jackson, illus. Andrea Stegmaier
Children are often encouraged to try new things but feisty Ella May takes that idea to a whole new level.
Herberts Dorbe, illus. Gita Treice, trans. Žanete Vēv ere Pasqualini and Kate Wakeling
Herberts Dorbe paints a curious world where wolves fall silent and lions lie down to be stroked.
Carmelo C. Iribarren, illus. Riya Chowdhury, trans. Lawrence Schimel
Be careful when you open this book: as soon as you do, the wind will whisk you up and take you on an adventure across the city. These poems reveal the magic in small, everyday things.
Will and Arwa, unlikely allies, find themselves on a desperate quest to rescue the Staff of Moses on behalf of Murad III, ruler of the Ottoman Empire.
Exploring the story of the life of the Emperor Akbar (1542 -1605) of India through a series of miniature paintings he commissioned.
Dreaming of life above and beyond the city.