Grandma’s Story

A deeply charming picture-book for grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in-between to share. “All the grown-ups you know have their own story. They were all babies once. Then they grew, just like you…” This charming picture-book is all about grandparents, grandchildren and connections between the generations. The two important messages at its heart are, first, that older family members often play a HUGE part in a child’s life, which is something to celebrate, and, second, that we each have our own “life story” – a fundamental point for developing empathy in young children. With characterful artwork throughout, and an end-note packed full of suggestions on how to use this book with a child, Grandma’s Story is a perfect choice for grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in-between to share.

Sing Like a Whale : Learn how to make a noise like the animals do!

Learn how to squeak, roar and hoot like the animals do with this bright, fun and silly book aimed at younger readers to engage them in exploring sound!Hoot like an owl, howl like a wolf, and sing like a whale. Everyone needs to get their message and feelings across, animals included! Meet a collection of 12 animals from around the world and discover the sounds they make, and why. The book features a different creature on each spread, along with dynamic type design and illustrations to help the kids mimic each animal noise. The perfect book to read aloud one-to-one, or as a fun activity to engage a group of young children and get them stretching, hopping, wriggling and jumping!

The Secret Life of Birds : Volume 3

The Secret Life of Birds is a collection of delightful stories and engaging facts, which imparts a love of birds and of nature on the next generation, inspiring them to look after the world around them. Did you know that birds navigate by invisible pathways in the sky, that they can call to each other in thousands of different ways and they can be as big as a car or as small as a little finger? Let much-travelled Speedy the Swift guide you through this beautiful first guide to birdlife around the globe. Learn about nest-building and bird babies, feathers and beaks, flying journeys, bird calls, really unusual-looking birds, and ways to spot birds and help them near where you live. Read some beautiful bird folklore stories from around the planet, too. Speedy has learnt much on her travels and she will be a great guide for young readers, perhaps inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of birds. Following on from The Secret of Trees and The Secret Life of Bees, Birds is the next book in the series. Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical book that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy, creating a book to be pored over time and again.

Sometimes I’m a Baby Bear, Sometimes I’m a Snail : Ways to Say How We Feel

Today I’m a baby bear I want to hug. I wouldn’t mind a cuddly squeeze. I’m baby bear, so yes, please! Developing emotional and social intelligence is a huge part of young children’s development, and parents are often left grappling with how best to discuss feelings of shyness, social anxiety and physical boundaries with their children. In Sometimes I’m a Baby Bear, Sometimes I’m a Snail, author Moira Butterfield deftly broaches the many different feelings children face – from feeling cuddly like a baby bear or playful like a puppy, to wanting some peace and quiet alone, like a snail curled up in its shell. Through these charming animal comparisons, we see that all feelings are valid and are given tools for how to respect boundaries. Gwen Millward’s lively illustrations bring every emotion vividly to life. A final spread provides extra tools to parents and carers to help young children express their feelings in a calm and constructive way.

My Big Book of Questions About the World (with all the Answers, too!)

Discover all the answers to 50 big questions about the world in this gorgeous book, perfect for curious young readers. Where do stars go in the daytime? Do animals talk to each other? What are people made of? Questions pop into our heads all the time and every day. This beautifully-illustrated gift-book provides gentle, playful and easy-to-understand answers to 50 common questions about the wonderful world around you – with words by bestselling author Moira Butterfield and artwork by exciting talent Cindy Wume.