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The Chronicles of Will Ryde and Awa Maryam Al-Jameel: A Tudor Turk (Book One)<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 Chronicles of Will Ryde and Awa Maryam Al-Jameel: A Tudor Turk (Book One)

Rehan Khan

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.

Akbar’s India: Growing up and becoming a great emperor<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'/>

Akbar’s India: Growing up and becoming a great emperor

Marcia Thompson

Exploring the story of the life of the Emperor Akbar (1542 -1605) of India through a series of miniature paintings he commissioned.

Chalk Eagle<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'/>

Chalk Eagle

Nazli Tahvili

Dreaming of life above and beyond the city.

Corey’s rock<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'/>

Corey’s rock

Sita Brahmachari, illus. Jane Ray

An exploration of a family’s struggle with grief and loss set in the backdrop of a Scottish island.

Everyone’s the smartest<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'/>

Everyone’s the smartest

Contra, illus. Ulla Saar, transl. Charlotte Geater, Kätlin Kaldmaa & Richard O’Brien

Poems exploring school and family life.

The book of clouds<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 book of clouds

Juris Kronbergs, illus. Anete Melece, transl. Māra Rozīte & Richard O’Brien

Have you ever looked up in the sky at the clouds and imagined what they reminded you of? This book encourages close looking and creativity.

Queen of seagulls<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'/>

Queen of seagulls

Rūta Briede

What is the reason for Renata’s obsession with the seagulls who live around her block of flats?

Hoot and howl across the desert: Life in the world’s driest deserts<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'/>

Hoot and howl across the desert: Life in the world’s driest deserts

Vassiliki Tzomaka

An introduction to life in deserts across the world.

Mrs Noah’s pockets<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'/>

Mrs Noah’s pockets

Jackie Morris, illus. James Mayhew

Imagine what Mrs Noah was doing while Noah was building the ark.

Shakespeare’s Bear<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'/>

Shakespeare’s Bear

Harry Oxford

This delightful story is narrated by Mummer, a bear adopted as a cub by the Shakespeare family in Stratford-on-Avon.

Young Palestinians speak: Living under occupation<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'/>

Young Palestinians speak: Living under occupation

Anthony Robinson & Annemarie Young

Life in Occupied Palestine told by the children and young people who live there.

The visitor<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 visitor

Antje Damm

A unique and beautifully illustrated picture book about loneliness and friendship.