The titular Little Lost Kitten is the tonic for healing in another stellar story from the fabulous Holly Webb.
Lucy’s days have been grey and sad ever since her beloved cat Patch had to be put to sleep at the vet. When an adorable grey kitten turns up in the garden, it is just what Lucy needs to help lift her spirits. The two soon become the best of friends which makes it all the more terrible when the little kitten vanishes. Will Lucy and the kitten be reunited? Will dad let Lucy keep her new best friend…
A day at the beach is the perfect opportunity for mother and daughter to bond and enjoy precious time together in Chanelle Gosper and Jennifer Goldsmith’s charming picture book.
Mummy and daughter are excited to explore the beach and its treasure trove of delights. Pebbles, shells, sea grass and sea glass hide in the sand and rock pools, like precious jewels waiting to be discovered. Untrodden sand is rich in possibility and adventures. A ship on the ocean, what treasures does it hold? So much to wonder. So much to explore. It is an afternoon that both will treasure forever…
Jamie; L.D. Lapinski
When the world won’t change for you, you have to change the world.
Eleven-year-old, non-binary Jamie Rambeau loves hanging out with their best friends Daisy and Ash. In year six now, the three have been together since forever and that’s the way it was always supposed to be. And everything would have been great had the local secondary schools - one for boys and one for girls - not threatened to tear the friends apart. To make matters worse, everyone has neglected to think about where Jamie will go.
Deep and meaningful stories do not need to be long to leave a lasting impression. Joseph Coelho’s Barrington Stoke debut proves that they can be short, wonderful, moving and accessible to young readers of 5+.
Miles and his best friend Chris love to climb the trees on the estate where they live. Unfortunately, their grumpy neighbour Mr Buxton seems intent on stopping the boys doing the thing they love, chasing them out of the branches whenever he sees them. When Miles finds an injured budgie whom he takes into his care he discovers that Mr Buxton isn’t quite as angry as he first thought and that he and the old man share more in common than he could have ever imagined…
The Isabelle Stories #1: Izzy & Belle; Jane Godwin, illustrated by Robin Cowcher
Isabelle Reddy lives with her dad and their cat Steve. Despite not having any brothers or sisters, there’s always something going on in her little life. She may only be six, nearly seven, years old but that doesn’t mean that things are straight forward. It is not easy being a child you know. Teachers need impressing, friendships need nurturing and time with family is important too. Isabelle has just about got everything under control. And then Isobel mark two arrives…
Agents of S.U.I.T.; John Patrick Green & Christopher Hastings, illustrated by Pat Lewis
From John Patrick Green, the creator of the laugh-till-your-belly-hurts InvestiGators series, comes a brilliant new spin-off series of full-colour graphic novels.
After successfully apprehending the condiment thief, Cilantro is finally on her way up. Promoted to to S.U.I.T. (Special Undercover Investigation Teams) her days of designing training missions are over and she is heading out into the field, literally. But why has Inspector Vague sent her out into the sticks to a cornfield? With orders so vague, Cilantro has no idea what her mission is until she uncovers crop circles, sheep protesting for workers rights and an alien conspiracy. With the world in danger, can Cilantro crack the case…
Getting a present is always exciting. Getting a present you are not expecting is very exciting. On the freezing snow and ice, Penguin his just received a very special delivery in this extremely cool tale.
Penguin and his pals are cold. Like freezing, shivering feathers, ice on the end of whiskers cold. Everyone is excited when Penguin receives a surprise parcel from Gorilla. But what could be inside? Seagull, Seal, Walrus and Penguin all have ideas as to what might or might not be inside the box. Something warm would be amazing. Has Gorilla delivered the perfect present…
The Truth Detective: How to make sense of a world that doesn't add up; Tim Harford, illustrated by Ollie Mann
Tim Harford, also known as the Undercover Economist, writes his first book for children and it is a superb read (and NO, that is not fake news).
In a world full of sensational statistics, bamboozling bombshells and dodgy data, it can be hard to make sense of what is really going on. The truth is often hidden behind fabulous-looking figures, manipulated maths and head-scratching headlines. But it doesn’t have to be, you just need to look in the right places to see the facts amongst the fictitious. Grab your magnifying glass and best detective hat, power-up that brilliant brain and start seeing the world differently as a truth detective…
I was first introduced to Jordan Collins’ work in her debut picture book Where?, which if you haven’t had a chance to read and share with children then I strongly encourage you to do so. In her latest story she again addresses belonging, identity and having a place in the world through the eyes of a young girl who ponders the meaning of home.
‘There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home,’ chants Dorothy as she clicks her red shoes together. Underneath a tree, another Dorothy in ruby red Doc Martens searches for answers to home. Hardly audible, she mumbles, “Where is my home? Where is my home? Where is my home?’ Is it a person? Is it a place? Is it a feeling? Is it a moment? Or is it something else…
Sheep with a penchant for drama must come to the rescue of his flock in this tale of woolly mischief.
William is the worst sheep in Sheep School. While the other lambs sit quietly and work hard, he just cannot sit still. His feet are desperate to dance and he could burst into song at any moment. Such talents, or rather inappropriateness, are frowned upon by Mrs Bleater. Expelled and cast out of the flock, William is on his own. But when Big Bad Wolf plays a cruel trick and William’s class-mates are sheep-napped, can the worst sheep in Sheep School bring down the Big Baaaaad Wolf and his gang…