By: Mark Sperring
One day an invitation Came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour Who they'd never met before. The children can't wait - a birthday party? What fun! But their next-door neighbour is not all he seems. For starters, there's his large snout and very sharp teeth. Not to mention his scaly skin ...Yes, there's no two ways about it, he's definitely a CROCODILE. Erm, crocodiles don't eat children, do they? A riotous romp of a picture book, superbly written by Mark Sperring and brilliantly illustrated by Laura Anderson. Snappy Birthday is the perfect present for any child - whether it's their birthday, or not!
Age Range: 3 to 6.
Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 11 inches.
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.
Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
Age Range: 4 to 8.
Dimensions: 9-3/4 inches x 11-13/16 inches.
Published on 24 February 2016.
I'm a giant monster, with sharp, sharp claws. I've got big, spiky teeth and loud, loud roars. Which is why I say, to everyone I meet ...CALL ME SCARY ...DON'T CALL ME SWEET! Everyone thinks that little monsters are cute and cuddly, but this monster's grumpy and grouchy. Honest! He does REAL monster stuff, like stomping around and eating squishy, squelchy food like bug eye stew. He's brave, too - he's not scared of ANYTHING. Not even big, hairy ogres ...Wait, is that a big, hairy ogre? HELP!
Age Range: 5 to 7.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.1 x 9.1 inches.
When Tom meets Tallulah, he's just a shy little kitten but Tallulah knows just how to make him feel at home. Tallulah, you see, is very good at 'CAT'. She can tell exactly what Tom wants from a simple 'purr' or 'miaow'. They are the perfect team, best friends until ...Tom begins to learn 'HUMAN'. Suddenly, Tom is not quite as cute as he first seemed. SOMEONE has not been nice ...Find out just how much mischief one rascally cat can get up to in this rebelliously funny picture book.
Age Range: 3 to 6.
Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches.
Published in 2013.