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Just like you<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Just like you

Jo Loring-Fisher

One little girl is going on a journey, but wherever she is in the world, she is just like you.

The King with the Dirty Feet<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The King with the Dirty Feet

Sally Pomme Clayton, illus. Rhiannon Sanders

Once upon a time, a king in India did not want to wash but at the same time, he did not want to get dirty. What did he finally do?

Kiki’s Delivery Service<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Eiko Kadono, illus. Joe Todd Stanton

Kiki has just turned twelve. It is time for her to leave home because as a young witch that is the custom...

The Tooth Fairy and the Home of the Coin Makers<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The Tooth Fairy and the Home of the Coin Makers

Samuel Langley-Swain, illus. Davide Ortu

What is the truth behind the Tooth Fairy and the coin that is left under your pillow? Twins Ollie and Grace are going to find out...

Dilwyn the Welsh Dragon<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Dilwyn the Welsh Dragon

Samuel Langley-Swain, illus. Jessica Rose

Dilwyn the little red dragon is born in a very special place – and it is up to him to keep it safe.

When secrets set sail<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

When secrets set sail

Sita Brahmachari, illus. Evan Hollingdale

An 11-year old girl moves from Acorn’s Children’s Home to The Hearth. Will her new family welcome her?

Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses

Hollis Kurman, illus. Barroux

Your home has become too scary to stay. What might help you feel better? Let’s count the good things...

Crocodile tears<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Crocodile tears

Roger McGough, illus. Greg McLeod

What happens when a bored Crocodile dresses up as a banana and says goodbye to the jungle?

The Body Image Book for Girls: Love yourself and grow up fearless<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The Body Image Book for Girls: Love yourself and grow up fearless

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.

Julian at the wedding<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Julian at the wedding

Jessica Love

A second delightful outing into the non-judgmental world and community of Julian, last seen wanting to be a mermaid.

Black and British: A short, essential history<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Black and British: A short, essential history

David Olusoga

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.

Taking Time<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Taking Time

Jo Loring-Fisher

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.