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1,2,3: My First Chinese Rhymes Jie Mu and Patrice Aggs Simple songs and traditional nursery rhymes are an excellent way to familiarise young children with another language. Children are encouraged to repeat the phrases and sing along with the rhymes, while the CD helps with pronunciation.

196 x 240mm • 24pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0531-7

Jie Mu gained a Masters degree of translation and interpreting from the University of Westminster. He has been working as senior translator for nearly eight years for the publishing, advertising and business industries, and is inspired by his young son. This is his first book for Frances Lincoln. PATRICE AGGS was born in Michigan and moved to London in 1974 to study Fine Art at the City and Guilds Art School. Patrice has illustrated over 20 books, five of them for Frances Lincoln, including Un, Deux, Trois by Opal Dunn and Uno, Dos, Tres by Yanitzia Canetti.

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ISBN 978-1-8478-0193-7 (hb)

ISBN 978-1-8450-7623-8 (pb)

Chinese follow-up to the popular and successful French Un, Deux, Trois and Spanish Uno, Dos, Tres books

Illustrated vocabulary features easy- to-learn words and phrases

Detailed and entertaining illustrations with lots to look for, by a bestselling artist

Audio CD encourages children to sing along

Praise for Uno, Dos, Tres: My First Spanish Rhymes: “An excellent way to familiarise young children with another language.” – Parents in Touch.


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Susan Steggall From ploughing the winter fields to pulling a car out of the springtime mud, the tractor has big jobs to do all year long. With brightly coloured and detailed illustrations, and plenty of vehicles and farm animals to spot, get ready for a rollicking ride. •

Perfect for machine and vehicle lovers of all ages

New book in the bestselling Busy Wheels series

Explores life on a farm through the seasons

Detailed, colourful art and engaging story

Praise for Red Car, Red Bus: “A joy of a book for its simplicity and vigour . . . wonderful.” – Love Reading.

275 x 240mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0489-1

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Following the Tractor

SUSAN STEGGALL’S other titles for Frances Lincoln include Diggers!; Rattle and Rap; On the Road; The Life of a Car; Busy Boats; Red Car, Red Bus. All of her illustrations are intricate collages made from many different kinds of manufactured and handmade papers. Susan lives with her family in the New Forest.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0074-9 (hb) 978-1-8478-0198-2 (pb)

ISBN 978-1-8450-7491-3 (pb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0468-6 (pb)

ISBN 978-1-8450-7635-1 (hb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0127-2 (pb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0425-9 (pb)

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The Classics a series of gift books to treasure Each: 265 x 240mm • with jacket • £12.99 •

Perfect gifts to capture children’s imaginations and develop a love of story-telling

Much-loved and entertaining stories for a new generation

Magical stories and illustrations by award-winning authors and illustrators.

The Illiad

The Odyssey

Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee

Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee

Homer’s epic poem The Iliad is retold in a dramatic story by master storyteller Rosemary Sutcliff. Alan Lee’s powerful images hauntingly recreate the age of heroes in this captivating introduction to the Greek classics.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0528-7 August

Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling traveller’s tale. Paired with stunning illustrations by awardwinning illustrator Alan Lee, children will treasure this book.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0529-4 August

ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF, who sadly died in 1992, was the author of many widely-acclaimed historical novels for both children and adults. ALAN LEE, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, illustrated the Centenary editions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, The Children of Húrin.

Ballet Stories Margaret Greaves and Lisa Kopper Beloved by all little girls, ballet stories enchant and open a world of magic. This collection of eight favourite ballet stories is filled with that magic and promise. The stories and sparkling illustrations will delight for years. MARGARET GREAVES was educated at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and taught English in schools and at St Mary’s College of Education, Cheltenham. Sadly, Margaret died in 1993. LISA KOPPER was born in Chicago and studied painting and sculpture at Carnegie-Mellon University and subsequently moved to England. She has illustrated over 100 children’s books.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0526-3 September

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Beverley Naidoo and Piet Grobler The Lion and the Mouse, The Eagle and the Tortoise and many more favourite fables await. Sixteen spellbinding stories from Aesop’s timeless collection are retold by Carnegie Medal winner Beverley Naidoo, depicted with stunning illustrations by award-winning Piet Grobler. BEVERLEY NAIDOO was born in South Africa and has written several books for children, one of which won the Carnegie Medal.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0530-0 August

PIET GROBLER grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards. Piet lives with his wife and daughter in Great Malvern.

Star Stories Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit

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Aesop’s Fables

Gods, heroes, legends and creatures – amazing constellations light up the night sky, and each has a special story. Dr Jacqueline Mitton’s lyrical text blends ancient myths with modern astronomical facts in this spectacular introduction to the wonder of our night sky. Christina Balit’s stunning, graphic images are the perfect accompaniment to these dramatic tales.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0559-1 August

ISBN 978-1-8478-0508-9

JACQUELINE MITTON holds an MA in physics from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. A distinguished writer on astronomy, she has had more than 20 books published. Jacqueline lives in Cambridge. CHRISTINA BALIT was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0509-6

ISBN 978-1-8478-0510-2

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Through My Window Tony Bradman and Eileen Browne Jo is ill and has to stay in bed for the day, but her mum promises to bring her a surprise to make her feel better. All day long, Jo looks out the window waiting, and, in the meantime, sees all her friends from the neighbourhood. But when will Mum be back? With accessible text, children will enjoy this story of childhood imagination, anticipation and excitement. •

Simple sentences for newly independent readers

Sensitively portrays a diverse neighborhood and cast of engaging characters

Written and illustrated by an award-winning author and illustrator team.

270 x 214mm • 32pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0533-1 TONY BRADMAN has written more than 50 books for children. Well-known as a children’s book reviewer for Parents magazine, he also founded the Best Book for Babies Award. Tony lives in Kent. EILEEN BROWNE worked as a school teacher and youth worker before becoming an award-winning author and illustrator.

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Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy? Sara Simpson-Enock and Linzi West Every day Mummy’s tummy gets bigger, but what could be inside? A fairy with wings? A boat painted blue? A little child just can’t wait to find out in this charmingly illustrated story.

220 x 220mm • 24pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0535-5

A perfect way to introduce and share the excitement of an expected baby with older siblings

“The perfect book for introducing a young child to the concept of where babies come from and how they grow. It is ideal for sharing and discussing all the changes going on inside ‘mummy’s tummy’. A must for any big brother or sister to be!” – Child Care

SARAH SIMPSON-ENOCK is an American writer living in the UK.

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LINZI WEST is an accomplished children’s book illustrator, having studied illustration at Richmond School of Art. She presently has six titles published.


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Roger McGough and Chris Riddell Roger McGough’s delightfully ingenious text and Chris Riddell’s striking illustrations take children into the fascinating world of technology to discover the workings of familiar machines. Two inventive talents in children’s literature, poet Roger McGough and illustrator Chris Riddell entertain, inspire and introduce children to the technology around them.

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Fun and creative way to explore the science of machines

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal

• “Roger McGough’s witty text offers many weird and wonderful explanations . . . Chris Riddell’s artwork makes the whole an imaginative feast” – The Bookseller.

278 x 214mm • 32pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0558-4

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Until I Met Dudley

ROGER MCGOUGH is a highly-acclaimed and much-loved poet and writer, and has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to poetry. CHRIS RIDDELL is an accomplished artist and political cartoonist for the Observer and he has illustrated several picture books for younger children. He has won many awards for his work, including the Smarties Prize and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. Chris lives in Brighton.

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Time to Read series, just right for young readers Each: 190 x 145mm • 32pp • £4.99 Created in consultation with a literary specialist, these editions contain the complete original stories, designed to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. With engaging illustrations, entertaining stories and new words to learn, which are also listed on the back covers, these books are perfect for beginning readers. • • •

New early reader editions Perfect for children gaining confidence in reading Accessible, entertaining stories paired with engaging illustrations.

Big Foot M.P. Robertson Meet Big Foot in this heartwarming tale about an unusual friendship.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0549-2

The Great Dragon Rescue M.P. Robertson When George’s dragon swoops out of the sky and carries him off to a magical land, George knows that an adventure has begun.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0552-2

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M.P. Robertson George’s chicken is sitting on top of a very big egg. What could it possibly hatch into?

ISBN 978-1-8478-0551-5

The Dragon Snatcher M.P. Robertson George, his dragon and a dragon egg stand in the way of an evil wizard who wants to eliminate the dragons forever.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0550-8

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The Egg

M.P. ROBERTSON was born in London. He studied Graphic Design at Hounslow Borough College, where he discovered a love for illustrated books. After leaving Hounslow he spent a year drawing in museums, cathedrals and on the underground before specialising in illustration at Kingston Polytechnic. He believes that more than merely decorating a book, illustration should be integral to the narrative. Among his books for Frances Lincoln are The Egg, The Great Dragon Rescue and The Dragon Snatcher; Hieronymus Betts and His Unusual Pets, Big Brave Brian, The Sandcastle and Food Chain. He lives in England with his partner and two sons.

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ISBN 978-1-8478-0476-1

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Eye on the Wild Series Suzi Eszterhas Each 260 x 240mm 32pp • £10.99

Follow the stories of wild animals, from birth to adulthood, photographed close-up in their natural habitats by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas. •

Outstanding photographer with an international track record

Friendly narrative style for young children

Includes conservation information with useful websites

“A brilliant introduction to animals in the wild” – Green Parent

“Really beautiful photographs” – Carousel.

Elephant

Tiger

ISBN 978-1-84780-503-4

ISBN 978-1-84780-504-1

Follow the story of an elephant calf from his birth on the African grasslands to adulthood. He drinks milk from his mother, learns to use his trunk and tusks, plays in waterholes and meets other young elephants. After 15 years, the elephant is grown up and ready to leave the herd to explore the African plains by himself.

Suzi Eszterhas was the only photographer authorised to observe and take pictures of the birth and early days of this family of tigers in an Indian National Park. The cubs explore and tumble, splash and play-fight until, at two years old, they are fully grown and ready to rule a territory of their own.

SUZI ESZTERHAS spends several months of the year photographing a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. She specialises in documenting animal family life and is well-known for her unprecedented work with newborns. Her work is published by National Geographic Kids; Ranger Rick; BBC Wildlife; Time Magazine. She is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. She lives in California.

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ISBN 978-1-8478-0203-3 (hb)

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ISBN 978-1-8478-0313-9 (hb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0308-5 (pb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0310-8 (hb) 978-1-8478-0311-5 (pb)


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Jackie Morris Long, long ago in the icy lands of the far north, a hunter and his wife cared for an orphaned bear-child. But when the child wanders off, there are consequences for both animals and people. Set in the pristine regions of the Arctic, acclaimed author/illustrator Jackie Morris’ captivating illustrations and lyrical text remind us that we are caretakers of wild creatures, and that our actions affect the future.

Each miniature gift book: 140 x 103mm • 32pp • £4.99 ISBN 9781847805485 • July

With jacket and foil, the perfect gifts for animal lovers of all ages

New miniature hardback editions of these beautiful stories from celebrated author and illustrator

Praise for The Ice Bear: “One of the most wonderful picture books of the year.” – The Times

Praise for The Snow Leopard: “Vivid watercolor illustrations that meld ink-brush abstraction and subtle detail into a gorgeous fantasy.” – New York Times.

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The Ice Bear, miniature gift book

The Snow Leopard, miniature gift book Jackie Morris From the beginning of time, Snow Leopard has woven words of protection to keep the hidden valley safe from the world. But time is passing, and Snow Leopard needs to find a singer who will follow her. Jackie Morris’s poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her beautiful illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time when many of the world’s wildest places are being worn away.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0547-8 • October JACKIE MORRIS lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Can You See a Little Bear?, written by James Mayhew; The Snow Whale, Mariana and the Merchild and Lord of the Forest, written by Caroline Pitcher; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Snow Leopard; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0507-2

Written by Caroline Pitcher ISBN 978-1-8478-0546-1

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That’s What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile Sean Taylor and Laurent Cardon What do you do when a hippopotamus comes to visit? Play splashy-sploshy games? Share your toys in a big warm bath? Give him a crunchy salad-treat? Children will love finding out just what makes a hippopotamus smile in this entertaining story with rhythmic text and engaging illustrations.

240 x 275mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-455-6

SEAN TAYLOR is an award-winning children’s author and storyteller with wide experience of teaching creative writing. He has twice been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. His other books for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books include The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair; Who Ate Auntie Iris?; We Have Lift-Off. He lives in England and Brazil. LAURENT CARDON has a background in film animation, but is now a full-time children’s book illustrator. That’s What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile! is his first book for Frances Lincoln. Born in France, he now lives in Brazil.

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Perfect to read aloud, with repetition and sound words

Sean Taylor has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny prize and Junior Magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year

Praise for Sean Taylor: “Playful, rhyming text, zany illustrations and a satisfying conclusion result in a hilarious read-aloud!” – School Library Journal.


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Francesca Crespi Six beautiful 3D pop-up scenes tell the much-loved Bible story of Noah’s Ark. Children will enjoy following Noah on his journey, as they pull the tabs and open the flaps. And, in a stunning finale, the doors of the Ark open as the animals come out two by two.

230 x 265mm • 6 pop-up spreads • £12.99 ISBN 978-1-84507-937-6

Six exquisite pop-up 3D tableaux, with tabs to pull, and flaps to open

Detailed, decorative artwork , with gold foil on cover, makes this a perfect gift book

Praise for The Nativity: “A beautifully designed and accessible book that young readers will treasure.” – Books for Keeps

Praise for Ding Dong Merrily on High: “Beautifully illustrated pop-up scenes.” – Angels and Urchins.

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Noah’s Ark

FRANCESCA CRESPI has a background in theatre design. Her books are admired for the richness of her illustrations and her original use of paper-engineering. Her other pop-up books for Frances Lincoln are The Nativity; Ding Dong, Merrily on High; Six Pop-Up Christmas Carols. Francesca divides her time between London and Italy.

ISBN 978-1-8450-7861-4

ISBN 978-1-8450-7343-5

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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown Rapunzel, Rapunzel, please let down your hair! called the prince from down on the bottom stair. He brought with him chocolates and roses red. He wore leather trousers and shades on his head. But Rapunzel sits in her tower block, silent and still. Nothing can move her until, one day, a very special letter arrives.

275 x 240mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-432-7 WENDY MEDDOUR is a full-time writer whose debut novel, A Hen in the Wardrobe, won the John C Laurence Award for writing that improves relations between races, and was shortlisted for the Muslim Writers Award as well as the Branford Boase Award. Wendy lives in Wiltshire. REBECCA ASHDOWN studied at Norwich School of Art, Westminister University and Central St Martins, and then worked as a graphic and motion designer, filmmaker and freelance vector artist. She is now concentrating on illustration, and uses drawing, printmaking and digital techniques to create her pictures. This is Rebecca’s first picture book. She lives in Gloucestershire.

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First picture book by an author whose debut novel A Hen in the Wardrobe was shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Award

A very funny take on the Rapunzel fairy tale, challenging stereotypes

Extols the pleasures of reading and libraries

Wonderful comic illustrations by a talented new illustrator

Praise for A Hen in the Wardrobe: “witty and warm-hearted, this is a family story with a difference.” – The Guardian.


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Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith This book explores all the different ways a baby can become part of a family – including natural childbirth in a nuclear family, adoption, fostering, same-sex families and blended families – and it does so with warmth and gentle humour. It makes us laugh while delivering an important and positive message: every family is different and special, no matter how or when children arrive.

270 x 215mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-461-7

Created by the same bestselling team as The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, with sales over 200,000 copies in 18 languages around the world

Great Big Book of Families won the School Library Association Information Book Award

Praise for The Great Big Book of Feelings: “A terrific book – essential for schools as well as perfect for families” – Bookseller

“Sensitive and thought-provoking” – Parents in Touch.

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Welcome to the Family

MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of more than 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Amazing Grace is a picture book classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. She lives in Oxfordshire. ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and has written over 60 books for children and teenagers including the bestselling picture book It’s Not Fairy which she also illustrated. She lives in London.

ISBN 978-1-8450-7999-4 (hb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0281-1 (hb)

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Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World Collected by Elizabeth Hammill Illustrated by 76 well-known illustrators

275 x 240mm • 160pp • £14.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-406-8 ELIZABETH HAMMILL OBE is the initiator and co-founder of Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books, Britain’s first museum celebrating and collecting children’s literature in the UK. A teacher and children’s bookseller, she was a founder of the Northern Children’s Book Festival. She has judged national book prizes and has reviewed and written features for children’s literature journals. Elizabeth was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Newcastle University in 2006, and an honorary OBE in 2007. She lives in Newcastle.

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With 151 rhymes from countries all over the English-speaking world, this comprehensive collection contains the best-loved nursery rhymes, as well as lesser known gems, and vibrant rhymes from First Nation and Maori cultures. Each rhyme is illustrated by a different artist, who has donated his or her work to the archive of Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books. With 76 featured artists, this is a star-studded roll call of international award-winners and world-class bestselling illustrators, as well as young emerging talent. •

A treasury, featuring rhymes and artists from the Englishspeaking world

Includes popular illustrators such as Eric Carle, Emily Gravett, Mini Grey, Shirley Hughes, Robert Ingpen, Axel Scheffler and Shaun Tan

Rhymes collected by Elizabeth Hammill, co-founder of Seven Stories and renowned for her knowledge of children’s literature

Includes three debut illustrators

Royalties go to support Seven Stories’ national archive of British authors and illustrators

Promotion includes a travelling exhibition of artwork, with launch exhibition at Seven Stories.


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Jackie Morris With stunning watercolour paintings, this lyrical picture book with a winsome story describes different kinds of bears from around the world, shown in their wild habitats: Black Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacle Bear, Sunbear, Panda, Moonbear and Brown Bear. But which is the best bear of all? Your own teddy bear, of course! •

From the author of bestselling I Am Cat

Jackie Morris’s titles have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide

Winning combination of wild bears and a child’s teddy bear

Jackie Morris has a nationwide programme of events in bookshops, libraries and galleries, and a large social media fan-base.

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Something About a Bear

300 x 220mm • 32pp • £12.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-516-4 JACKIE MORRIS lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Can You See a Little Bear?, written by James Mayhew; The Snow Whale, Mariana and the Merchild and Lord of the Forest, written by Caroline Pitcher; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Snow Leopard; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

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Werewolf Club Rules Joseph Coelho and John O’Leary Do not talk about Werewolf Club! You can howl about it But never talk. Do not walk to Werewolf Club! You can bound to it in moonlight But never walk.

198 x 129mm 96pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-452-5

Find out the mysterious rules of Werewolf Club, how to look like a rainbow, what happens when puppies fall in love – and how to fold up your gran!

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Debut collection from a performance poet who travels across the UK More than 50 entertaining poems paired with engaging black-and-white illustrations Poems have featured on CBeebies Rhyme Rocket TV show.

JOSEPH COELHO is a popular performance poet and playwright, with plays performed by the Polka Theatre, the Lyric, Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs in schools and at festivals all over the UK, working with the UK’s top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes. He lives in Kent.

I’m a Little Alien! James Carter and Mique Moriuchi Meet a little green alien; then zoom off in your rocket to find space poems, rhymes about mermaids, funny faces and even a greedy robot. A magical new collection from an award-winning poet who knows just what appeals to very young children.

198 x 129mm 96pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-481-5

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Author performs in schools all over the UK

Praise for Hey Little Bug!: “A delectable collection of poems” – The Bookseller

“A real understanding of the target audience” – Parents in Touch

“A lovely collection that is perfect for reading aloud” – School Librarian.

JAMES CARTER is a prize-winning poet, guitarist and educational writer. He travels all over the UK to give poetry performances, workshops, Gifted-and-Talented Creative Writing Days and INSET sessions. His first poetry collection for Frances Lincoln was Hey, Little Bug!. He lives in Oxfordshire.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0168-5


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Rachel Rooney and Ellie Jenkins Magic slips between the cracks in real life. One day you will step on it.

198 x 129mm • 96pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-482-2

RACHEL ROONEY trained as a special-needs teacher, and currently works with children with autism. She also teaches poetry workshops for Gifted-andTalented programmes, and leads workshops in schools. As well as winning the CLPE Award, she was shortlisted for the Belmont Poetry Prize, and 60 of her poems have been published in children’s poetry anthologies. She lives in Brighton.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0167-8

A monster’s lunch, a wolf boy, Monday mornings, monkeys, headlice, Christmas, making friends, goldfish – and lots more. Full of jokes, surprises and puzzles, but also sensitive and thoughtprovoking, this is a spellbinding new collection from the winner of the CLPE Poetry Award. •

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My Life as a Goldfish

Eagerly awaited new collection from a poet with a fast-growing fan-base

Published to coincide with the National Poetry Day 2014

The Language of Cat won the CLPE Poetry Award in 2012 and was chosen for Guardian Poetry Books of the Year 2012

Praise for The Language of Cat: “Thoughtful, quirky, sensitive, amusing, edgy. Hers is a welcome new voice.” – Morag Styles, Books for Keeps

“A remarkably assured collection.” – Carousel.

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Charles Dickens Mick Manning and Brita Granström Inspired by Charles Dickens’ own words, Mick and Brita reveal Dickens’ childhood, working in a London boot polishing factory and charting his meteoric rise to fame. Follow Dickens as a young novelist, as he climbs a volcano, goes on tour to the US, presides at a family Christmas and gives a thrilling public reading. Discover the stories of 10 of Dickens’ most famous novels, dramatised for younger readers with captions and graphic-novel comic-strips.

235 x 278mm • 48pp • £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-84780-500-3 • August

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A touching portrait of Britain’s best-loved novelist, for primary age children

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“Another wonderful book from this inspirational duo” – Parents in Touch

Uses captions and graphic-novel treatment to summarise 10 famous novels “An excellent introduction to the man and his works” – Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading By the team who won the English Association 4-11 KS2 Non-fiction Award, also shortlisted for The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award.

The Beatles Mick Manning and Brita Granström From their Liverpool childhoods to the famous US tour and the influence of Ravi Shankar’s music, all the way to the final break-up of one of the world’s most famous rock bands, a seminal influence of the 1960s – this book tells the story for a new generation of fans.

235 x 278mm • 48pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0522-5 • September

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Joins successful biographical series

Fascinating story of the Fab Four, one of the world’s most famous rock bands

With captions and strip pictures, time line and album list

Ties in with National Curriculum requirements for studying social history of the 1960s at KS2.

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTRÖM are internationally acclaimed for their innovative picture information books. Their books for Frances Lincoln include What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; Dino-Dinners; Woolly Mammoth; the Fly on the Wall series (Roman Fort; Viking Longship; Pharoah’s Egypt; Greek Hero), Nature Adventures; The Secrets of Stonehenge; The Beatles. Mick and Brita divide their time between Berwick upon Tweed and Brita’s homeland of Sweden.

ISBN 978-1-8450-7970-3 (hb) 978-1-8478-0107-4 (pb)


• AUGUST •

• PAPERBACKS •

Angie Morgan Enormouse is Big. He doesn’t know why. He just is! But one day he and Tinymouse find a picture of a rat - and it looks a lot like Enormouse! The other mice laugh, so poor Enormouse decides to leave his friends in the cosy mouse house, and find some rats to live with. A picture book about friendship and belonging that is perfect to read aloud any time.

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A funny and charming picture book about being different Perfect read-aloud picture book with a reassuring ending.

276 x 230mm • 32pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0526-3

JANETTA OTTER-BARRY BOOKS

Enormouse

ANGIE MORGAN trained in Graphic Design and Illustration at Goldsmith’s College. Her inspiration comes from her three grown children and from the children at her local primary school, where she offers Maths and Literacy support. This is Angie Morgan’s second picture book for Frances Lincoln, following Daisy’s Big Dig. She lives in Bath. ISBN 978-1-8478-0208-8 (hb)

• SEPTEMBER •

Star Girl Karin Littlewood Gracie’s special star shines for her every night - but every morning it fades away. If only Gracie could keep her beautiful star with her all the time! One sparkling night, Gracie climbs the tallest tree, and gently takes her twinkling star out of the sky . . . Go on a magical adventure with Gracie and find out where her star truly belongs in this beautiful, heart-warming picture book.

276 x 230mm • 32pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0526-3

A lyrical and beautiful picture book for younger children

Irresistible fantasy story about a little girl and her special star in the sky

Stunning, dreamy illustrations.

KARIN LITTLEWOOD studied graphic design at the University of Northumbria, followed by an MA in Illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her acclaimed picture books for Frances Lincoln are The Colour of Home (with Mary Hoffman), Home for Christmas (with Sally Grindley), Home Now (with Lesley Beake), Catherine’s Story (with Genvieve Moore) and When Dad Was Away (with Liz Weir). This is the first book that Karin has both written and illustrated for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. She lives in London.

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• PAPERBACKS •

• SEPTEMBER •

JANETTA OTTER-BARRY BOOKS

When Angus Met Alvin Sue Pickford Angus is a gentle alien who likes to grow things in his space garden. But his world is disturbed when Alvin, a boastful alien from another planet arrives – until Alvin’s clever tricks misfire and he turns to Angus for help. Maybe the two aliens will be friends, after all.

276 x 240mm • 32pp • £6.99 ISBN 9781847805249

Classic friendship and problem-solving themes

Popular subject

Slapstick humour

Vibrant, contemporary graphic art style

SUE PICKFORD worked as an Art Director in the advertising industry for 10 years. She now writes and illustrates children’s books full time; Frances Lincoln published her first book, Bob and Rob. Sue lives with her husband and son in Dorset.

ISBN 978-1-8478-0343-6 (hb) 978-1-8478-0409-9 (pb)

• OC TOBER •

One World Together Catherine and Laurence Anholt Take a trip around the world, meet children from lots of different places and peep into their lives. This is a delightful story about friendship across nations and cultures, in which one small child visits nine different countries to find a friend – and ends up being friends with ALL the children he meets. • • •

By an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator team An introduction to children from nine different countries Fold-out globe spread ending.

235 x 278mm • 32pp • £6.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-501-0

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LAURENCE and CATHERINE ANHOLT are a husband and wife team whose books for young children have won many major awards, including the Smarties Prize. Their books for Frances Lincoln include the much-loved Chimp and Zee series and A Kiss Like This, while Laurence Anholt is the author and illustrator of the bestselling art series, Anholt’s Artists. They have three grown-up children and live in Devon.


• OC TOBER •

• PAPERBACKS •

Jackie Morris A cat sleeps and, while it sleeps, it dreams. Ten wild habitats and cats are dramatically and beautifully portrayed in this unique celebration of the cat.

300 x 220 mm • 32pp • £6 .99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0523-2

Jackie Morris’s books have sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide

Bestselling book for all cat lovers to treasure

With fact page about wild cats

Praise for I Am Cat: “ravishing paintings” – Sunday Telegraph.

JACKIE MORRIS lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Can You See a Little Bear?, written by James Mayhew; The Snow Whale, Mariana and the Merchild and Lord of the Forest, written by Caroline Pitcher; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Snow Leopard; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

JANETTA OTTER-BARRY BOOKS

I Am Cat

• AUGUST •

A is Amazing: Poems About Feelings Wendy Cooling and Piet Grobler Amazing, bored, excited, zestful . . . this comprehensive anthology of more than 30 poems explore moods and emotions from celebrated poets including John Agard, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough, Grace Nichols, Michael Rosen, Lemn Sissay, Benjamin Zephaniah and many more from around the world.

270 x 214mm • 48pp • £8.99 ISBN 978-1-84780-513-3

Shortlisted for the CLPE Award 2013

Third book in highly acclaimed anthology series

Ideal for initiating discussion about feelings.

WENDY COOLING is a highly respected figure in the children’s book world. A former teacher, she is the founder of the Bookstart programme and has edited numerous story collections, poetry anthologies, and has retold traditional tales. . Wendy lives in Hertfordshire. PIET GROBLER grew up on a farm in South Africa. He has won many international awards for his illustrations. He illustrated Aesop’s Fables, written by Beverley Naidoo for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. Piet lives in Great Malvern.

ISBN 978-1-8450-7101-1 (pb)

ISBN 978-1-8478-0073-2 (hb) 978-1-8478-0336-8 (pb)

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• SEPTEMBER •

words & pictures

Are You an Anteater? Paula Metcalf Can you lick your ear with your tongue? Can you touch your nose with your tongue? An anteater can. A very funny and quirky look at anteaters that will make children laugh and say, YUCK! at the same time. And while they’re laughing, they’re learning – the best possible combination.

275 x 240mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0560-7

PAULA METCALF is a successful author and illustrator; she decided on her career when she was 16, and graduated with a First Class Honours degree and an MA in children’s illustration. She was the first Illustrator-in-Residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire and is a visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, where she teaches Children’s Book Illustration. Paula does regular school visits.

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• HARDBACKS •

Imaginative photographs and art combine fact and fun

Filled with the kind of fun and informative facts that children love to learn and remember

Perfectly captures children’s sense of humour.


• SEPTEMBER •

• HARDBACKS •

Paula Metcalf and Suzanne Barton Sisters. That special bond. Your sister is always there when you need her. And sometimes when you don’t.

words & pictures

Guide to Sisters

This creative, witty book provides a warm, caring, funny and very tongue-in-cheek glimpse into the world of sisters, big or little. The “just-enough” illustrations capture the essence of little girls; their confidence and their vulnerability. •

The loving and competitive world of sisters, portrayed in a handy tongue-in-cheek guide

Funny and warm words and illustrations provide a loving picture that sisters everywhere, of all ages, will recognise with pleasure.

275 x 240mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0553-9

PAULA METCALF is a successful author and illustrator; she decided on her career when she was 16, and graduated with a First Class Honours degree and an MA in children’s illustration. She was the first Illustrator-in-Residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire and is a visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, where she teaches Children’s Book Illustration. Paula does regular school visits. Newcomer SUZANNE BARTON is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art. Married with two children, she’s been developing this as-yet unseen style that proves less really is more.

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• SEPTEMBER •

words & pictures

It’s an Orange Aardvark Michael Hall The ants are busy building a window when a much-feared big orange aardvark suddenly appears outside their tree. The ants can see him, with surprising results and so can the reader. Artist Michael Hall’s charming characters and die-cuts lead children on a delightful journey through the imaginations of a group of resident ants. Fun, accessible words encourage reading aloud, as children learn about colours in this creative and entertaining story.

271 x 196 mm • 32pp with die-cuts • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0564-5 MICHAEL HALL is a popular bestselling author and illustrator. He lives with his family in Minnesota.

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• HARDBACKS •

Playful die-cuts add extra excitement and anticipation

Simple text encourages beginning reading

Fresh, creative look at a popular subject.


• SEPTEMBER •

• HARDBACKS •

Christyan and Diane Fox Cat is trying to read a much-loved and classic children’s fairy tale to Dog. Parents will sympathise with Cat as he suffers question after question from inquisitive Dog - with unexpected and delightful results. Every once in a long while, a book comes along that combines story and illustrations so seamlessly and to such great effect that it looks effortless. This is such a book, with appeal to both children and adults.

275 x 240mm • 32pp • £11.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0562-1 DIANE and CHRISTYAN FOX together have created over 40 children’s books in the past 26 years; Christyan has also illustrated another 37, by various authors. They studied graphic design together at Middlesex University, and pursued individual careers before discovering how well they worked together. They live in London with their three children.

Minimal words and straightforward pictures combine to create a powerfully funny book

Two new delightful, engaging and appealing characters in a perfect debut

A book with true appeal for all ages.

words & pictures

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma’s Wardrobe

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• SEPTEMBER •

• HARDBACKS •

words & pictures

Dinosaur Poo Christyan and Diane Fox In rollicking, fast-paced verse and colourful illustrations with strategic die-cut flaps, dinosaurs hunt for the largest poo. The queue of dinosaurs searching gets longer, the poos get larger, and so do the flaps. Young children and parents will enjoy the quest and the unexpected ending, in this humorous book that combines two popular and particularly relevant subjects. •

275 x 240mm • 32pp • £12.99 ISBN 978-1-8478-0563-8 DIANE and CHRISTYAN FOX together have created over 40 children’s books in the past 26 years; Christyan has also illustrated another 37, by various authors. They studied graphic design together at Middlesex University, and pursued individual careers before discovering how well they worked together. They live in London with their three children.

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A new book by a popular and bestselling husband-andwife team

Combines two popular subjects for young children and parents

With die-cut flaps, colourful illustrations and lots of sound words.


• SEPTEMBER •

• HARDBACKS •

Britta Teckentrup Each: 191 x 191mm • 32pp • £9.99 With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentrup once again shows her innate understanding of design as well as her grasp of making concepts accessible to young children. Sound words, solid blocks of colour, rhythmic text and die-cut covers make a timeless series that appeals to all ages. ISBN 978-1-8478-0556-0

ISBN 978-1-8478-0555-3

ISBN 978-1-8478-0557-7

Die-cut shapes and bold color on the front covers give instant understanding of content

Perfect books for museum and gift shops, as well as all retailers

Encourage children to look carefully at the world around them

Both children and adults can relate to the words and pictures.

words & pictures

Take A Shape: Circle, Square, Triangle, Line

ISBN 978-1-8478-0554-6

BRITTA TECKUNTRUP is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Britta’s first book was described by Publishers Weekly as “magic”, and she hasn’t looked back since. Author and illustrator of over 60 children’s books published in over 20 countries, her work is elegant and childlike at the same time. Britta lives in Berlin with her husband and son.

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• JULY •

• CLASSIC COLLEC TION •

QED

Classic Collection (Abridged) Ronne Randall

ISBN 978-1-78171-602-1

ISBN 978-1-78171-603-8

QED has chosen four fantastic adventure stories to continue our successful series Classic Collection! Carefully retold in clear contemporary language, and presented with delightful illustrations, these favourite classic stories will capture the heart and imagination of young readers. By retelling the story in a shorter, simpler form, children will find these books highly engaging, and the colour illustrations help with both comprehension and interest level.

• Four popular adventure stories that will keep young boys and girls entertained

• Retold in clear contemporary language • Stunning artwork captures the essence of each story • Carefully adapted and abridged text makes stories accessible to young readers

• With special cover finish, ribbon bookmark and author biography

• Part of a collectable series that has strong gift appeal ISBN 978-1-78171-604-5

ISBN 978-1-78171-605-2

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Hardback • £8.99 RONNE RANDALL has been editing and writing children’s books since the 1980s, and has published more than 130 titles on both sides of the Atlantic. Ronne was born and raised in New York City. Her interests include art, psychology and folklore.

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• JULY •

• GIRLS NIGHT IN •

Gemma Barder

QED

Girls Night In Meet four fun friends - Tommako, Jessie, Tye and Sofia. They each have their own interests, but there’s nothing they like more than sharing them with one another, be it asking for fashion advice from trendy Tye or baking with culinary star Jessie. Packed full of fantastic quizzes, games and activities that focus on everything from music to fashion. From writing songs and forming a band to creating a catwalk collection and finding the perfect hairdo for you, be inspired to create something new! Features step-by-step instructions that make the many creative activities easy to follow, as well as tips and tricks for making those projects extra special. You’ll never run out of amazing things to do with Girls’ Night In!

•  This guide includes everything you need to plan and enjoy the ultimate girls’ night in 240 x 210mm • 96pp + rubber band • Hardback • £9.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-652-6

• Covers everything from fashion to baking, jewellery making to hair braiding

• Four friends introduce the reader to what they love most, and reveal what personal touches they would add to make their creations extra special

• Packed full of creative activities, with easy to-follow step-bystep instructions

GEMMA BARDER is a writer, editor and project manager. She specializes in children’s publishing, an area she has ten years experience in. After starting out in pre-teen magazines, writing for Go Girl and Girl Talk, Gemma then moved into licensed publishing writing magazines and books. She currently lives just outside of London, with her daughter.

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• JULY •

• CLASSIC GREEK MYTHOLOGY •

QED

Theseus & the Minotaur Perseus and the Gorgon Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta Enjoy delving into the lives of these four ancient heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories.

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225 x170mm • 48pp Hardback • £7.99

225 x170mm • 48pp Hardback • £7.99

ISBN 978-1-78171-636-6

ISBN 978-1-78171-638-0

Meet four famous Greek heroes and discover their epic adventures

• Stunning artwork brings the stories to life • Retold in clear contemporary language • Part of our collectable Classic Collection series that has strong gift appeal

SAVIOUR PIROTTA is the best-selling author of over 100 children’s books. Born in Malta and now living in Yorkshire, Saviour has written stories, poems and plays since he was a boy, and has been writing full-time since 1986. He has won the English Association Award as well as Aesop Accolade in the US.


• JULY •

• RUBIKS QUEST •

John Farndon

QED

Mission Invent Mission Invent explores machines and engineering. Readers must use their problemsolving skills in a twisting-turning world of toys and puzzles.

• STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) information is

incorporated into a gripping adventure story with the Rubik’s Cube at its heart

• Questions are carefully chosen to tie in with the themes of the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Flexi £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-558-1

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Answering questions correctly enables readers to move through the book Interactive puzzle format encourages problem-solving and decision-making Graphic illustrations and puzzles really bring subjects to life

JOHN FARNDON has written hundreds of books and has been shortlisted four times for the junior Science Book prize. His bestselling book How Science Works sold over a million copies worldwide.

Beat the Game James Floyd Kelly In Beat the Game readers find themselves trapped inside a computer game. They must apply their knowledge of programming and algorithms to make their way safely through.

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Flexi £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-559-8 JAMES FLOYD Kelly is a writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has written several LEGO Mindstorms NXT books alongside other technology guides for young readers.

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• JULY •

• BEYOND THE RUBIK CUBE •

QED

Pattern Puzzle

Number Puzzle

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan Number Puzzles will really test the reader’s maths skills, including everything from simple number squares to punishing number patterns. Pattern Puzzles explores how our brains recognize patterns and includes all kinds of pattern-related puzzles from identifying symmetry to spotting recurring patterns.

• Two fantastic consumable books • Features puzzles that explore a different theme from the

Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition: numbers, shapes, patterns and logic.

225 x 170mm • 48pp Paperback • £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-565-9

225 x 170mm • 48pp Paperback • £4.99 •

ISBN 978-1-78171-564-2

• Includes puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty and features a clear grading system.

• A vibrant design ensures the puzzles are visually appealing as well as mentally stimulating.

SARAH KHAN has been a children’s writer and editor for twelve years. After graduating in English Literature from Cambridge University, she worked for Usborne Publishing Ltd for eleven years, during which time she created a highly successful series of puzzle books. She now works freelance and has a weekly children’s puzzle section in The Daily Telegraph.

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• AUGUST •

• FIRST CONCEPT •

QED

Animal ABC An introduction to counting and the animal kingdom

• Beautiful illustrations on every page to engage and delight your child. • From aadvark to zebra, lead your child through an A to Z of the animal kingdom. • Develop your child’s reading skills in the company of this colorful menagerie. • Lots of different animals on every page to spot. An enchanting book for you to share with your child.

They will want to come back to it again and again!

240mm x 210mm • 32pp • Hardback £8.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-683-0

Animal 123 An introduction to the alphabet and the animal kingdom

• Beautiful illustrations on every page to engage and delight your child. • Every number from 1 to 20, then in 10s right up to 100. • Develop your child’s numerical skills in the company of a colorful menagerie. • Includes birds and beetles, fish and foul, and finishes with 100 wonderful ladybugs to count.

240mm x 210mm • 32pp • Hardback £8.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-682-3

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• AUGUST •

• RUBIK COLLEC TION •

QED

How Big is 43 Quintillion? Lynn Huggins-Cooper With six different colours, twenty seven coloured pieces and fifty four outer surfaces, the Rubik’s Cube has a mind-boggling 43 quintillion different possible combinations! This book helps readers to understand large numbers by relating them to everyday situations. It’s hard to imagine what a crowd of one billion people would look like – but if one billion children stood on each other’s shoulders, they would reach past the moon! Simple explanations, accompanied by amusing infographics, help readers to visualize large numbers and get to grips with maths. Based on the Rubik’s Cube’s 43 quintillion possible combinations.

• Explains the concepts of millions, billions, trillions and quintillions in a fun and engaging way

265 x 210mm • 80pp • Flexi • £9.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-562-8

• Makes sense of big numbers by relating them to everyday life • Analogies help readers to visualize and remember facts • Explores key concepts from the exhibition, including God’s Number, group theory and other related concepts

• Includes glossary and further reference material at end of book

LYNN HUGGINS-COOPER has published over 100 books for children including picture books, educational and non-fiction titles. She has written multiple revision guides and workbooks on maths, science and technology, including the popular Letts Magical Skills books.

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• AUGUST •

• RUBIK COLLEC TION •

Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Could your idea be the next big thing?

The perfect book for anyone who has a great idea but doesn’t know what to do with it, How to Invent explores the different aspects of invention from initial inspiration through to prototyping and patenting. Invention is a big part of daily life and anyone can be an inventor. This book breaks the process down into twelve easy-tofollow steps and offers tips and examples for every stage. With timelines that show the process for different inventions, discover how and why the Rubik’s Cube was invented and the problems Erno Rubik encountered along the way. There are also ten case studies of inspirational young inventors, for example gymnast George Nissen who invented the trampoline at the age of 16. Everything you need to be an inventor in one handy book!

• Discover how inventors work and solve problems, including

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QED

How to Invent

04/10/2013 11:48

265 x 210mm • 80pp • Flexi • £9.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-563-5

Erno Rubik - the inventor of the Rubik’s cube.

• Includes Young Inventor Profiles to inspire and encourage. • Diagrams and entertaining illustrations are used throughout to explain the invention process.

LYNN HUGGINS-COOPER has published over 100 books for children including picture books, educational and non-fiction titles. She has written multiple revision guides and workbooks on maths, science and technology, including the popular Letts Magical Skills books.

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• AUGUST •

• RUBIKS QUEST •

QED

Cube Countdown Dan Green Cube Countdown looks at the maths and science of puzzles. Readers are put to the test in a series of shape, geometry and pattern puzzles that will take them into outer space.

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) information is incorporated into a gripping adventure story with the Rubik’s Cube at its heart

• Questions are carefully chosen to tie in with the themes of the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Flexi £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-560-4

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Answering questions correctly enables readers to move through the book Interactive puzzle format encourages problem-solving and decision-making

DAN GREEN studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. He has written and edited many popular science titles and developed and edited the Horrible Science magazine collection.

The Robot’s revenge Clive Gifford In Robot’s Revenge, a factory of robots is on the rampage. Readers must use their knowledge of invention and robotics to save the day. CLIVE GIFFORD is a journalist and author based in Manchester. He has written over 100 books, including several technology titles. He was a regular feature writer for the popular magazine Real Robots.

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Flexi £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-561-1

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• AUGUST •

• BIOGRAPHY •

stories of the world’s greatest heroes and heroines, who were once children too. Discover what they

QED

Be inspired by the childhoods of the men and women who grew up to be great. Read the incredible played with, what they learnt, and what they ate. Get a kids’ eye view of their times and the world they lived in. Vivid dramatizes their battles and their achievements as never before. Stunning illustrations, lively artwork, and a factpacked timeline bring history vividly to life. Expertly researched, engrossing text—and a team of historical consultants—make this an authoritative, must-have series.

Julius Caesar Ellen Galford J

ULIUS

CAESAR

Discover the world of ancient Rome, from its gods to its gladiators, its slaves to its senators

• A time-line highlights Caesar’s life and achievements—and puts them in the broader context of world history

• Illustrations and maps bring ancient Rome vividly to life, from its roaring amphitheatres to bloody battles at the farthest corners of the empire

246 x 172mm • 64pp • Paperback £6.99 • ISBN 978 1 78171 517 8

ELLEN GALFORD has written and edited illustrated books for adults and younger readers on a wide variety of subjects, including archaeology, ancient and medieval social history, costume, genealogy, folklore and mythology, and the history of the Olympic Games. She is also the author of four novels and has written fiction and nonfiction pieces for many anthologies. She has worked as a college lecturer, newspaper journalist, and broadcaster as well.

Eleanor Of Aquitaine Ann Kramer Discover the world of Eleanor’s girlhood, from the games she played to the lessons she learned

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A  time-line highlights Eleanor’s life and achievements—and puts them in the broader context of world history Illustrations and maps bring medieval Europe vividly to life, from farmers working in the fields to Eleanor’s role in the Second Crusade

ANN KRAMER has an Honours degree in history and has worked as an author and editor for more than 30years. Her children’s history books include Mandela, Women and War and Women and Politics. She lives in East Sussex, England.

246 x 172mm • 64pp • Paperback £6.99 • ISBN 978 1 78171 518 5

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• AUGUST •

• ANIMAL LIVES •

QED

Lions, giraffes, elephants and cheetahs Sally Morgan This series is a great introduction to the world of animals – where they live, how they grow and learn, what they eat and the dangers they have to face. Animal Lives has all the facts on your favourite animals.

ISBN 978-1-78171-529-1

ISBN 978-1-78171-530-7

Each title in this appealing series takes an up-close look at a different creature, exploring habitat, conservation and animal adaptation, as well as looking at the life cycle of the particular animal and the way the young survive – often against tremendous odds. This series also discusses the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats.

• Illustrated with stunning photograph • World locator maps show where each animal can be found • Additional facts provided in animal fact buttons throughout • Addresses up-to-the-minute conservation issues • Includes glossary and index ISBN 978-1-78171-531-4

ISBN 978-1-78171-532-1

265 x 210mm • 32pp • Paperback • £6.99

SALLY MORGAN is an experienced freelance author and consultant, writing mostly children’s non-fiction books on natural history, environment, sciences and geography. She has written more than 250 titles to date.

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• AUGUST •

• WATCHER GUIDES •

Raman Prinja

QED

Night Sky Watcher Get ready to explore the magical night sky. Find out everything there is to know abou what you can spot in the sky, such as how explorers used constellations as a form of navigation. Also discover when is the best time to spot comets and why the Moon’s appearance has changed over time. Includes everything from the Sun and Moon, to the stars and planets. Symbols are used within the book to show what can be seen in the northern or southern hemispheres. This means that wherever you may be in the world, it will show what you can view in the sky. Features fun facts and amazing activities. Explore everything from constellations and how they interconnect, to lunar eclipses and meteor showers. All you need is a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky! 240 x 172mm • 120pp with Zip Bag • Paperback • £7.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-657-1

• The ultimate guide to the night sky and how to spot stars and planets

• The only equipment you’ll need is a pair of binoculars • Featuring clear labelling for northern and southern hemisphere sights, this book can be used anywhere in the world

• Fact boxes provide extra information • Written by an award-winning author RAMAN PRINJA has written several successful generalinterest books on astronomy and is keen to bring the subject of astronomy to a wider audience. He is currently Professor of Astrophysics at University College London. Raman is the author of Science Crazy, which won the Children’s Choice School Library Association Information Book Award 2013 for the category 7-12 year olds.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• BODY WORKS •

QED

Body Works Anna Claybourne ANNA CLAYBOURNE has been writing and editing children’s books for nearly 20 years, and has written more than 100 books. Her specialist areas include life sciences, such as the human body, genes and DNA, animals and sea life.

FREE GIANT POSTER

265 x 210mm • 120pp + Poster • Hardback • £10.99 ISBN 978 -1- 78171- 487-4

Get to grips with your insides and discover how the body works. This series takes readers on a visual tour of the human body, from the hair on your head to the tips of your toes. Packed with disgusting facts and amazing pictures, Body Works is sure to keep young readers captivated. Following on from the successful Science Crackers series, Body Works explores the science of the Human Body. Bitesize facts and gross stories make information easy to digest. Cartoon doctors take readers on a tour of the human body, answering all the important questions about how a body really works. For example, why does it feel like there are butterflies in your stomach? Why does your leg sometimes go to sleep? Questions help children to relate to science, and comical cartoons help them to visualise scientific facts.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• CHRISTMAS CRAFT •

Danielle Lowy

QED

Christmas Craft This book contains everything you need to get into the holiday spirit. Decorate your gifts in style, dress up for the occasion and deck your home with hand-crafted decorations. This book is sure to provide hours of festive fun. Christmas Crafts presents a fresh approach to seasonal activities, incorporating papercraft, painting, textiles and jewellery-making. All projects use readily-available materials and are carefully chosen to appeal to girls and boys alike. Readers of all abilities can get stuck in as each project is graded with a difficulty rating of 1 to 5. A special ‘techniques and materials’ section describes everything you need to get crafting, with handy hints on where to shop and how to recycle old material. This section also provides further information and tips on the techniques covered in the book.

• 25 festive projects perfect for beginners as well as more 265 x 210mm • 64pp • Hardback • £9.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-533-8

10

TEMPLATES

experienced crafters

• Includes ideas for alternative makes, inspiring children to put their own twist on projects

• Simple, photographic step-by-step instructions are easy to follow

10 reusable templates are attached in a handy pocket at the back of the book

DANIELLE LOWY runs craft workshops for children and adults, and specializes in upcycling old objects into beautiful new creations. She writes regularly for craft magazines and online publications.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• CLASSIC HORROR •

QED

Frankenstein (Abridged) Saviour Pirotta Meet Victor Frankenstein as he attempts to bring a human being of his own making to life.

• • •

Classic spine-chilling horror stories perfect for young readers Terrifying artwork brings the creepy characters to life Retold in clear contemporary language

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Hardback £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-628-1 SAVIOUR PIROTTA is the best-selling author of over 100 children’s books. Born in Malta and now living in Yorkshire, Saviour has written stories, poems and plays since he was a boy, and has been writing fulltime since 1986. He has won the English Association Award as well as Aesop Accolade in the US.

Dracula (Abridged) Anne Rooney Count Dracula, a terrifying vampire, has travelled to England in search of new victims.. However a group of friends discover his secret and are determined to destroy him.

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Classic spine-chilling horror stories perfect for young readers Terrifying artwork brings the creepy characters to life Retold in clear contemporary language

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Hardback £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-630-4 ANNE ROONEY is a children’s author who has written around 150 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She writes at her home in Cambridge, and also in cafés and libraries in London, Cambridge and Oxford.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• CLASSIC GREEK MYTHOLOGY •

The Twelve Tasks of Hercules

Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta

QED

Jason & the Golden Fleece

Enjoy delving into the lives of these four ancient heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories.

• • 225 x170mm • 48pp Hardback • £7.99

225 x170mm • 48pp Hardback • £7.99

ISBN 978-1-78171-640-3

ISBN 978-1-78171-642-7

Stunning artwork brings the stories to life Retold in clear contemporary language

SAVIOUR PIROTTA is the best-selling author of over 100 children’s books. Born in Malta and now living in Yorkshire, Saviour has written stories, poems and plays since he was a boy, and has been writing full-time since 1986. He has won the English Association Award as well as Aesop Accolade in the US.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• CHILDREN’S AC TIVITY ATLAS •

QED

Children’s Activity Atlas Jenny Slater

272 x 240mm • Extent: 32pp • 16 pp Visitor’s passport 250 Stickers of flags and icons • 6 Postcards • £9.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-679-3

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY ATLAS is the perfect first atlas. It not only contains essential geographical information such as countries or states, capital cities, principal mountains, rivers and lakes, it is also crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can truly engage with discovering the world.

• Complete the maps. Add the flags and icon stickers

to complete the colour maps and make them come alive.

• Find the icons Look for the stunning pictorial icons featuring unique plants and animals, sport, culture and famous landmarks.

• Fill in the passport with visa stickers, quizzes, games and activities.

• Send the postcards from six different continents. • Look at the locator map. Every map spread is

marked on a ‘WHERE IN THE WORLD?’ locator map, to show at a glance where it is situated.

• Use the Fact File panel on each map to discover a mini-file of key information

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CARTOGRAPHY CONSULTANT: MIKE GOODMAN, Professor of Environment and Development, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading


• SEPTEMBER •

• ADVENTIVITY •

Gina Carpenter

QED

Adventivity Adventivity is an Advent calendar and activity book in one, and includes all the push-out designs, stencils and creative card components you need for 25 different fun and fabulously creative holiday activities. The sturdy card calendar can be reused year after year. Each door reveals a surprise – including four pop-ups – related to the miniproject the book sets out for that day •

Pop-up Advent calendar and activity book in one

Twenty-five fun holiday activities for you to create your own countdown to Christmas

Includes 12 pages of coloured card sheets with press-out components

270 x 280mm • 24pp plus 12 perforated card sheets with kiss-cut designs and calendar • £9.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-678-6

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• SEPTEMBER •

• CREATURES OF THE… •

QED

Creatures of the Deep Camilla de la Bedoyere A spectacular collection of animals from the darkest depths of the oceans

• Look into the deep to find some of nature’s strangest creatures. • Intricately drawn artworks highlight the extraordinary features of each animal’s anatomy.

• Stunning photos reveal the animals’ abilities, from bioluminescence to jet propulsion.

• Features deep-sea fish, squid, jellyfish, and microscopic life • An authoritative collection, suitable for home or school.

289 x 219mm • 96pp • Flexi • £7.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-535-2

CAMILLA DE LA BÉDOYÈRE has written over 250 books for children and is a popular QED author. Her books cover a wide range of subjects, from science and natural history to geography.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• I LOVE •

David Alderton

QED

Cats & Kittens Fascinated by cats and kittens? Then this stunning book from QED is for you. The perfect introduction to cats and kittens, this photographic guide explores over 50 popular breeds from all around the world. From the affectionate and loyal Maine Coon, to the elegant and majestic Siamese, you’re sure to find your favourite breed in this essential guide. With up to four photographs included per cat, the beauty and character of each breed is fully captured while their individual qualities are explored in the introductory text.

• Photographic guide to over 50 of the most popular cat breeds • Stunning photography really captures the character of each breed 240 x 210mm • 120pp • Flexi • £8.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-544-4

• Packed full of fascinating cat facts • A glossary is included to introduce and explain any tricky terms

DAVID ALDERTON originally trained as a veterinary surgeon before deciding to pursue a career in writing. David specialises in pets and natural history. His books have sold over six million copies and been translated into 30 different languages.

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• SEPTEMBER •

QED

Shape Puzzle Sarah Khan

• BEYOND THE RUBIK CUBE •

Logic Puzzle Sarah Khan In Shape Puzzles, abstract 2D and 3D shapes studied in maths are explored, as well as shapes that we see in everyday life, such as silhouettes and shadows. In Logic Puzzles you’ll find lots of mindbenders, from spatial awareness conundrums to cracking codes and word-based puzzles.

• Two fantastic consumable books • Packed full of puzzles, this series is guaranteed to bend your brain!

• Each book features puzzles that explore a different 225 x 170mm • 48pp Paperback • £4.99

225 x 170mm • 48pp Paperback • £4.99

ISBN 978-1-78171-566-6

ISBN 978-1-78171-567-3

theme from the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition: numbers, shapes, patterns and logic.

• Each book includes puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty and features a clear grading system.

• A vibrant design ensures the puzzles are visually appealing as well as mentally stimulating.

SARAH KHAN has been a children’s writer and editor for twelve years. After graduating in English Literature from Cambridge University, she worked for Usborne Publishing Ltd for eleven years, during which time she created a highly successful series of puzzle books. She now works freelance and has a weekly children’s puzzle section in The Daily Telegraph.

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• SEPTEMBER •

• SPOT THE… •

Stella Maidment

QED

Reindeer at Christmas Christmas time is full of treats and surprises! Can you find the little red-nosed reindeer? There’s so much going on from wrapping presents to decorating the Christmas tree, that he may be hard to spot. Don’t forget to look for other hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the magical detail. Fantastic spot book activities, combined with festive settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. Interesting facts add further educational value to the books. Children will love this funpacked book perfect for that special time of year.

• Fun activity book for the festive season • Wonderfully detailed and busy scenes ensure children will return to the book time and time again 253x230mm • 24pp • Paperback • £4.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-572-7

• Early-learning concepts such as counting, identifying colours and recognizing shapes are explored in a fun way

• Friendly, colourful and humorous artwork children will love STELLA MAIDMENT has written story books, puzzle books, activity books and retellings of classics. Her work includes a major updating of Enid Blyton’s ‘Noddy’ stories, and, with a co‑author, the creation of a best-selling course for teaching English as a foreign language to primary school children all over the world. JOELLE DREIDEMY has drawn and painted ever since she can remember. After graduating from the prestigious Emile Cohl School she moved to Paris, from where she now illustrates for English, American, French and Korean publishers, as well as teaching at Emile Cohl.

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• OC TOBER •

• BONE COLLEC TION •

QED

Clash of the Dino’s Watch Dinosaurs Do Battle!

• Look beneath the skin to find some of nature’s most amazing structures.

• If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if an Allosaurus met a Kentrosaurus, now you can find out. Dare to watch all sorts of deadly animals in combat and see who wins.

• Feel the thrill of prehistoric battle as the biggest and the fiercest

dinosaurs put their skills to the test against one another.

fighters to life.

• Stunning action illustrations bring the world’s most formidable

265 x 210mm • 64pp • Flexi • £7.99 ISBN 978-1-78171-681-6

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• OC TOBER •

• SPOT THE… •

Monkey in the Jungle

Stella Maidment

Stella Maidment

QED

Dinosaur on the Island

STELLA MAIDMENT has written story books, puzzle books, activity books and retellings of classics. Her work includes a major updating of Enid Blyton’s ‘Noddy’ stories, and, with a co-author, the creation of a best-selling course for teaching English as a foreign language to primary school children all over the world.

253x230mm • 24pp • Paperback £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-653-3

253x230mm • 24pp • Paperback £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-654-0

Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the detail. Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. Interesting facts add further educational value to the books.

• Wonderfully detailed and busy scenes ensure children will return to the book time and time again

• Early-learning concepts such as counting, identifying colours and recognizing shapes are explored in a fun way

• A variety of different design approaches throughout each book ensures the child’s attention is fully captured

Friendly, colourful and humorous artwork children will love

dinosaur Which best? like the do you

Although some dinosaurs ate meat, most of them were vegetarians.

Can you spot these things? red fish

fern

pine cone

blue flower

snake

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• NOVEMBER •

• CLASSIC HORROR •

QED

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Abridged) Anne Rooney Join Mr Utterson as he tries to uncover the relationship between the polite and caring Dr Jekyll and his companion the evil and twisted Mr Hyde.

• • • •

Classic spine-chilling horror stories perfect for young readers Terrifying artwork brings the creepy characters to life Retold in clear contemporary language Part of our collectable Classic Collection series that has strong gift appeal

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Hardback £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-632-8 ANNE ROONEY is a children’s author who has written around 150 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She writes at her home in Cambridge, and also in cafés and libraries in London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Sleepy Hollow (Abridged) Saviour Pirotta In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow schoolteacher Ichabod Crane loves ghost stories but that quickly changes when he has an encounter with the ghostly headless horseman!

• • • •

Classic spine-chilling horror stories perfect for young readers Terrifying artwork brings the creepy characters to life Retold in clear contemporary language Part of our collectable Classic Collection series that has strong gift appeal

225 x 170mm • 48pp • Hardback £7.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-634-2 SAVIOUR PIROTTA is the best-selling author of over 100 children’s books. Born in Malta and now living in Yorkshire, Saviour has written stories, poems and plays since he was a boy, and has been writing fulltime since 1986. He has won the English Association Award as well as Aesop Accolade in the US.

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• NOVEMBER •

• CREATURES OF THE… •

Camilla de la Bedoyere

QED

Creatures Of The Night A spectacular collection of animals

• Wait till after sunset to discover the extraordinary animals at home in the dark.

• Intricately drawn artworks give accurate details of each animal’s anatomy and behavior.

• Stunning photos show how each animal hunts, sees, and moves by night.

• Features mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and spiders • An authoritative collection, suitable for home or school.

289 x 219mm • 96pp • Flexi • £7.99

CAMILLA DE LA BÉDOYÈRE has written over 250 books for children and is a popular QED author. Her books cover a wide range of subjects, from science and natural history to geography.

ISBN 978-1-78171-536-9

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• NOVEMBER •

• STORYTIME •

QED

Batmouse Steve Smallman When Pip the mouse sees a bat flying over his home, he has a big idea – when he grows up, he’s going to be a bat! Pip makes himself some cardboard wings, and prepares for take-off. But flying is harder than it looks. Sleeping upside down isn’t easy either, and what on earth do bats eat? It’s not long before Pip makes friends with a real bat… and decides he’d rather be a mouse after all! But he still really, really wants to fly. Pip’s new friend comes to the rescue and flies him all the way home. All is well until Pip has another big idea. When he grows up, he’s going to be a mole! 275x250mm • 24pp • Paperback £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-658-8 STEVE SMALLMAN has been illustrating children’s books for 20 years and started writing for children 10 years ago. He is the winner of the 2009 Sheffield Children’s Book award for his book Smelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater.

• A humorous story about childhood dreams, that’s sure to become a bedtime favourite

• Colourful and charming artwork by author/illustrator Steve Smallman • Loveable new title to add to one of our strongest-selling series – Storytime now comprises over 40 titles

With supporting notes for parents and teachers to encourage further discussion

The Star of the Zoo Virginie Zurcher The animals are settling down for the night when a shooting star falls into the zoo. Little Star is desperate to get back home, but who will help her? One by one, each of the animals offers to help Little Star, but none of them are tall enough to reach the sky. Finally Ant comes forward. Together with all of her friends and family, Ant makes a tower tall enough to get Little Star home. Their work done, the animals finally go to sleep. High above them, Little Star twinkles like a diamond in the sky.

• A heart-warming story about teamwork that’s sure to become a bedtime

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favourite

275x250mm • 24pp • Paperback £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-659-5

• Adorable zoo characters brought to life by Daniel Howarth’s charming

VIRGINIE ZURCHER grew up in France and moved to Hong Kong seven years ago. She is now a full time mum with two young children. This is the first book Virginie has written.

• Loveable new title to add to one of our strongest-selling series – Storytime now

illustrations

comprises over 40 titles

With supporting notes for parents and teachers to encourage further discussion


• NOVEMBER •

• SPOT THE… •

Snail in the Garden

Stella Maidment

Stella Maidment

QED

Shark in the Ocean

STELLA MAIDMENT has written story books, puzzle books, activity books and retellings of classics. Her work includes a major updating of Enid Blyton’s ‘Noddy’ stories, and, with a co-author, the creation of a best-selling course for teaching English as a foreign language to primary school children all over the world.

253x230mm • 24pp • Paperback £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-655-7

253x230mm • 24pp • Paperback £4.99 • ISBN 978-1-78171-656-4

Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the detail. Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. Interesting facts add further educational value to the books.

• Wonderfully detailed and busy scenes ensure children will return to the book time and time again

E arly-learning concepts such as counting, identifying colours and recognizing shapes are explored in a fun way

• A variety of different design approaches throughout each book ensures the child’s attention is fully captured

Friendly, colourful and humorous artwork children will love

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• SEPTEMBER •

• PAPERBACKS •

WALTER FOSTER

I Can Draw Series Walter Foster Creative Team The I Can Draw Series shows children ages 4+ how easy it is to draw a range of favourite animals and subjects. Each book opens with an introduction to the drawing tools, before moving on to easy-tofollow step-by-step lessons. Projects start with basic shapes, such as an oval or a circle, and encourage children to follow along as they complete a final colour drawing.

• • •

Provides a perfect introduction to drawing for young artists Featured lessons are timeless, age-appropriate subjects Drawing steps are easy to follow and begin with basic shapes

I Can Draw Favourite Pets ISBN 978-1-60058-437-4 Series Specifications: 280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback • £5.99 Rights: English Language

Animals Around the World ISBN 978-1-60058-438-1

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Sea Creatures & Other Favourite Animals ISBN 978-1-60058-439-8

Planes, Trains & Moving Machines ISBN 978-1-60058-440-4

Princesses, Fairies & Fairy Tales ISBN 978-1-60058-441-1

Dinosaurs, Dragons & Prehistoric Creatures ISBN 978-1-60058-442-8


• PAPERBACKS •

• SEPTEMBER •

Dave Garbot In this adorable drawing book, children will discover how to draw a variety of cute and cuddly animals in a quirky cartoon style. Each project begins with a simple shape, such as a circle or an oval, and the steps build progressively to a finished final colour artwork. Along the way, tips and tricks guide young artists in their efforts, making this book an experience that is sure to create a new favourite pastime.

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WALTER FOSTER

Cartooning for Kids! Furry & Feathered Friends

Colourful artwork and a variety of subjects make this book fun for boys and girls Step-by-step instructions are easy to follow Featured animals include silly cartoon dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, and more

280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback £5.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-450-3 Rights: All Available DAVE GARBOT relies on his whimsical imagination, sense of humour, and attention to detail to create fun, engaging artwork for myriad projects. His clients include Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Sterling Publishing, and others.

Cartooning for Kids! Fairy Tale Fun Dave Garbot Children will love cartooning with the adventurous lessons featured in Fairy Tale Fun. From learning how to capture expressions and gestures to cartooning fairies, princesses, knights, and other magical characters, budding artists will discover how easy it is to draw a range of subjects in a quirky, kid-friendly cartoon style. Each drawing begins with a basic shape and progresses to a finished colour artwork, making it easy for young artists to follow along.

Includes a variety of fantasy characters, including fairies, princesses, unicorns, knights, and more

Colourful artwork and quirky subjects make this book fun and approachable

280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback £5.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-451-0 Rights: All Available DAVE GARBOT relies on his whimsical imagination, sense of humour, and attention to detail to create fun, engaging artwork for myriad projects. His clients include Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Sterling Publishing, and others.

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• OC TOBER •

• PAPERBACKS •

WALTER FOSTER

Learn to Draw Pets Robbin Cuddy With this fun, educational drawing book, budding artists will discover how easy it is to draw a range of furry and feathered friends in a realistic style, from dogs and cats to birds and bunnies. Step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, as each lesson starts with a basic shape and progresses to a finished realistic drawing. Along the way, engaging text provides fun facts about each featured animal. •

Featured subjects are widely recognized, popular domestic pets

Each drawing begins with a basic shape, such as a circle, a square, or an oval

Colour photographs show each featured animal

280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback £5.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-444-2 Rights: All Available ROBBIN CUDDY began her career designing packaging for toys, games, and puzzles. She eventually became a freelance illustrator and now concentrates primarily on children’s books. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Learn to Draw Sea Creatures Robbin Cuddy With this fun, educational drawing book, budding artists will discover how to draw a variety of exciting sea creatures, including a killer whale, a dolphin, a shark, and many others. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions start with a basic shape, such as a circle or a rectangle, and progress to a final finished colour artwork. Along the way, engaging text provides fun facts about each featured animal. •

Featured subjects are widely recognized sea creatures that are fun to draw

Each drawing begins with a basic shape, such as a circle, a square, or an oval

Colour photographs show each featured drawing subject in its habitat

280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback £5.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-445-9 Rights: All Available

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ROBBIN CUDDY began her career designing packaging for toys, games, and puzzles. She eventually became a freelance illustrator and now concentrates primarily on children’s books. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


• OC TOBER •

• PAPERBACKS •

Robbin Cuddy With this fun, educational drawing book, budding artists will discover how easy it is to draw dozens of horse and pony breeds, ranging from the majestic Quarter horse to the iconic Clydesdale, step by step. Each lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval, and progresses to a finished realistic colour drawing. Along the way, engaging text provides fun facts about each featured breed. •

Featured subjects are widely recognized popular horses and ponies

Each drawing begins with a basic shape, such as a circle, a square, or an oval

Colour photographs show each featured breed in its natural outdoor setting

WALTER FOSTER

Learn to Draw Horses & Ponies

280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback £5.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-446-6 Rights: All Available ROBBIN CUDDY began her career designing packaging for toys, games, and puzzles. She eventually became a freelance illustrator and now concentrates primarily on children’s books. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Learn to Draw Angry Birds: Bad Piggies Walter Foster Creative Team The villains of the widely popular Angry Birds franchise are back—this time with their own book! Featuring all of the Piggies fans love to hate, including King Pig, Moustache Pig, the Minion Pigs, and more, each drawing lesson starts with a basic shape and progresses step by step to a finished colour artwork. Along the way, text bubbles reveal bits of each Pig’s crafty ways. •

Lessons demonstrate how to draw each characters just as they appear in the action-packed game

Each drawing begins with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval

Book is suitable for children of all ages who are fans of Angry Birds

280 x 216mm • 64pp • Paperback £6.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-448-0 Rights: English Language © 2009–2014 Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Angry Birds and Rovio are trademarks of Rovio Entertainment Ltd. All rights reserved.

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• OC TOBER •

• PAPERBACKS •

WALTER FOSTER

Fashion Design Lookbook Walter Foster Creative Team Fashion Design Lookbook features more than 50 tips and techniques for rendering stylish fashion designs in pencil, markers, coloured pencils, watercolour, pastels, and more. Sections include an introduction to each medium; tips on achieving accurate proportions; instruction for creating hairstyles, textures, and patterns; drawing and painting accessories; and step-by-step instruction for a variety of styles. On trend from start to finish, Fashion Design Lookbook is sure to delight and inspire any stylesavvy artist!

• • • 222 x 296mm • 128pp • Paperback • £12.99 ISBN 978-1-60058-436-7 • Rights: English Language Ages: 10+

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Contains more than 50 tips, techniques, and projects Features comprehensive step-by-step drawing instruction Includes a variety of seasonal designs and fashion styles


• FEBRUARY •

• PAPERBACKS •

Walter Foster Creative Team In The Big Book of Color, children will learn about the color wheel, complementary colours, warm and cool colours, and more. Young artists will learn how to mix primary and secondary colours to create new colours, as well as explore fun projects and easy-tounderstand concepts via interactive activity pages. •

Interactive format allows for endless fun and creativity

Includes more than 25 engaging projects and activities

WALTER FOSTER QED

The Big Book of Color

222 x 296mm • 128pp • Paperback £10.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-435-0 Rights: All Available

Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create! Walter Foster Creative Team The Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create! provides a colourful, creative guide to arts and crafts materials and how to use them. Each section features a different art tool, such as crayons, markers, coloured pencils, and various types of paint, and includes fun, unique projects in an interactive format. •

Interactive format allows for endless fun and creativity

Includes more than 112 art tips, techniques, and ideas

222 x 296mm • 128pp • Paperback £10.99 • ISBN 978-1-60058-434-3 Rights: All Available

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INDEX 64

1,2,3: My First Chinese Rhymes, 2 A Is Amazing, 23

Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and

Frankenstein, 50

Grandma’s Wardrobe, The, 27

Furry & Feathered Friends, Cartooning

Adventivity, 53

Cats & Kittens, 55

for Kids, 65

Aesop’s Fables, 5

Charles Dickens, 20

Galford, Ellen, 45

Aggs, Patrice, 2

Cheetahs, 46

Garbot, Dave, 65

Alderton, David, 55

Children’s Activity Atlas, 52

Gifford, Clive, 44

Anholt, Catherine, 22

Christmas Craft, 49

Giraffes, 46

Anholt, Laurence, 22

Circle, Take a Shape, 35

Girls Night In, 37

Animal 123, 41

Clash of the Dino’s, 58

Granström, Brita, 20

Animal ABC, 41

Classic Collection, 36

Greaves, Margaret, 4

Ashdown, Rebecca, 14

Claybourne, Anna, 48

Green, Dan, 44

Asquith, Ros, 15

Coelho, Joseph, 18

Grobler, Piet, 5, 23

Balit, Christina, 5

Cooling, Wendy, 23

Guide to Sisters, 25

Ballet Stories, 4

Creatures of the Deep, 54

Hall, Michael, 29

Barder, Gemma, 37

Creatures of the Night, 61

Hammill, Elizabeth, 16

Barroux, 30

Crespi, Francesca, 13

Hoffman, Mary, 15

Barton, Suzanne, 25

Cube Countdown, 44

How Big is 43 Quintillion? , 42

Batmouse, 62

Cuddy, Robbin, 66, 67

How the Library (Not the Prince)

Beat the Game, 39

Dinosaur on the Island, 59

Beatles, The, 20

Dinosaur Poo, 28

How to Invent, 43

Bedoyere, Camilla de la, 54, 61

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 60

Huggins-Cooper, Lynn, 42, 43

Believe It or Not . . . Anteaters! , 24

Dracula, 50

Ice Bear, The, 11

Best of Friends, 8

Eleanor of Aquitaine, 45

I am Cat, 23

Big Book of Art, 69

Elephant, Eye on the Wild, 10

I Can Draw Series, 64

Big Book of Colour, The, 69

Elephants, 46

Illiad, The, 4

Bigger than Daddy, 32

Enormouse, 21

I’m a Little Alien! , 18

Body Works, 48

Eszterhas, Suzi, 10

Jason & The Golden Fleece, 51

Bradman, Tony, 6

Fairy Tale Fun, Cartooning for Kids, 65

Jenkins, Ellie, 19

Browne, Eileen, 6

Farndon, John, 39

Julius Caesar, 45

Cardon, Laurent, 12

Fashion Design Lookbook, 68

Kelly, James Floyd, 39

Carpenter, Gina, 53

Following the Tractor, 3

Khan, Sarah, 40, 56

Carter, James, 18

Fox, Christyan, 27, 28

Kopper, Lisa, 4

Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the

Fox, Diane, 27, 28

Kramer, Ann, 45

Saved Rapunzel, 14


Noah’s Ark, 13

Star of the Zoo, The, 62

Lambert, Sally Anne, 8, 9

Number Puzzle, 40

Star Stories, 5

Learn to Draw Angry Birds:

O’Leary, John, 18

Steggall, Susan, 3

Odyssey, The, 4

Sutcliff, Rosemary, 4

Learn to Draw Horses & Ponies, 67

One World Together, 22

Taylor, Sean, 12

Learn to Draw Pets, 66

Oram, Hiawyn, 9

Teckentrup, Britta, 35

Learn to Draw Sea Creatures, 66

Orange Aardvark, The, 29

That’s What Makes a Hippopotamus

Lee, Alan, 4

Over the Hills and Far Away, 16

Line, Take a Shape, 35

Pattern Puzzle, 40

Lions, 46

Perseus and the Gorgon, 38

Little Brother and the Cough, 9

Pickford, Sue, 22

Theseus & the Minotaur, 38

Littlewood, Karin, 21

Pirotta, Saviour, 38, 50, 51, 60

Through My Window, 6

Logic Puzzle, 56

Prinja, Raman, 47

Tiger, Eye on the Wild, 10

Lowy, Danielle, 49

Randall, Ronne, 36

Triangle, Take a Shape, 35

Maidment, Stella, 57, 59, 63

Rees, Mary, 9

Twelve Tasks of Hercules, The, 51

Manning, Mick, 20

Reindeer at Christmas, 57

Until I Met Dudley, 7

McGough, Roger, 7

Riddell, Chris, 7

Welcome to the Family, 15

Meddour, Wendy, 14

Robot’s Revenge, The, 44

Werewolf Club Rules, 18

Metcalf, Paula, 24, 25

Roddie, Shen, 8, 9

West, Linzi, 6

Mine! , 9

Rooney, Anne, 50, 60

When Angus Met Alvin, 22

Mission Invent, 39

Rooney, Rachel, 19

Where is the Rocket? , 30

Mitton, Jacqueline, 5

Shape Puzzle, 56

Ziefert, Harriet, 30, 32, 33

Monkey in the Jungle, 59

Shark in the Ocean, 63

Zurcher, Virginie, 62

Morgan, Angie, 21

Simon Says! , 9

Morgan, Sally, 46

Simpson-Enoch, Sara, 6

Moriuchi, Mique, 18

Slater, Jenny, 52

Morris, Jackie, 11, 17, 23

Sleepy Hollow, 60

Mu, Jie, 2

Smallman, Steve, 62

Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your

Snail in the Garden, 63

Bad Piggies, 67

Tummy? , 6

INDEX

Kreloff, Elliot, 32, 33

Smile, 12 There Was a Little Girl Who Had a Little Curl, 33

Snow Leopard, The, 11

My Life as a Goldfish, 19

Something About a Bear, 17

Naidoo, Beverley, 5

Square, Take a Shape, 35

Night Sky Watcher, 47

Star Girl, 21

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QPG UK Autumn 2014 Children's Catalogue  

Catalogue of new titles from Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Words & Pictures, QED and Walter Foster for Autumn 2014.