Children's Picture Books

THE ANTLERED SHIP

by Dashka Slater, illustrated by The Fan Brothers

Marco is an inquisitive fox, but none of the other foxes share his curiosity about the world. When a majestic antlered ship sails into the harbour Marco is keen to join up. With three deer and a crew of adventurous pigeons he sets sail in search of other like-minded foxes.

£12.99 Hardback

FRANKLIN & LUNA GO TO THE MOON

by Jem Campbell, illustrated by Katie Harnett

Luna and her friend Franklin the green dragon want to be explorers. They’ve read about fairies, mermaids and werewolves but they don’t know anything about dragons. Apart from a third cousin in Loch Ness, it seems Franklin is alone in the world but a trip to the moon reveals a host of silver dragons, his long-lost relatives. A touching and heart-warming story told in rhyme.

£11.95 Hardback

MAGICAL PETS: A Practical Guide

by Anya Glazer

If you were allowed to have any pet, what would you choose? A phoenix, an invisible bat or a frog? You may not realise that training dragons can be dangerous or that giant slugs adapt to a collar and lead surprisingly well. Anya Glazer’s enchanting illustrations accompany this most useful text.

£11.99 Hardback

THE RESCUE OF BUNNY WUNNY

by Emma Chichester Clark

Imelda’s parents love her very much, which is surprising as she is badly behaved, rude and demanding. One day Bunny Wunny, her favourite toy rabbit, decides he has had enough and hides in a cupboard. Imelda demands a real rabbit (and obviously gets one) but the little animal she chooses proves to be more than a match for the charmless child.

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THE BEAR, THE PIANO, THE DOG & THE FIDDLE

by David Litchfield

When the piano-playing bear comes to town, Hector the fiddle player decides it is time to retire. Hugo his dog thinks otherwise and soon he is playing toe-tapping, finger-clicking, whistle-blowingly AWESOME music. Hector must overcome his jealousy when Hugo is offered the chance to play in Bear’s Big Band.

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THE QUEEN’S LIFT-OFF

by Steve Antony

In Steve Antony’s hilarious hands Her Majesty the Queen has been round Britain and the world, in search of her hat, her handbag and the perfect present. In preparation for the fiftieth anniversary of the landing on the moon in 2019, she takes off for a whistle-stop tour of space.

£12.99 Hardback

THE NIGHT DRAGON

by Naomi Howarth

Maud is a very beautiful coloured dragon but she doesn’t fly or breathe fire. While the other night dragons swoop into the sky she remains behind with her friend Mouse, sad and lonely. When the chance comes, will Maud be brave enough to fly?

£11.99 Hardback