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0–5 Hedgehog was feeling sad. As sad as a hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help. Tortoise was feeling sad. As sad as a tortoise can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . .

In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across, but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony. And that’s when they find each other! A hug – at last! A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You. THE HUG | Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar 03/01/19 HB | 978 0 571 35060 5 | 56pp | £6.99 US HB | 978 0 571 34875 6 | 56pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 34001 9 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34003 3 World All Languages

POLLY DUNBAR is one of the best-known illustrators working in the UK today. Her bestselling book, Penguin, has won numerous awards. Polly was chosen as one of BookTrust’s Ten Best illustrators. Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books written by David Almond. She created Tilly and Friends, a series which is now animated on CBeebies and is also co-founder of an award-winning theatre company. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk, with her partner and their two boys. EOIN McLAUGHLIN was born in Ireland and now lives in Peckham with his wife and their baby. When he’s not hugging them, he’s writing more stories. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.


01/02/18 PB | 978 0 571 32976 2 Ebook | 978 0 571 32977 9 32pp | £6.99 World All Languages

LOU KUENZLER grew up on a windy sheep farm in Devon. She is the author of numerous books for children, including My Digger is Bigger, Eat Your People and the Shrinking Violet and Princess Disgrace series. She lives in London with her family. JULIA WOOLF worked for 20 years in animation, including a 12 year period working for Dreamworks in the US. After returning to the UK, she decided to do the MA in Children’s Book Illustration (in Cambridge) at Anglia Ruskin University, and she now lives in Kent. She is the author/ illustrator of Giraffe on a Bicycle and various board books.

Not Yet Zebra Lou Kuenzler and Julia Woolf Annie wants to paint an alphabet using animals, but Zebra simply can’t wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn’t get him anywhere – he has to learn to wait his turn! Lou Kuenzler’s text and Julia Woolf ’s illustrations brilliantly combine with hilarious effect, and bring the alphabet to life in a totally new and inventive way. Annie said to the animals, “Please stand in a line. I’m painting my alphabet. Come one at a time! First Aardvark and Bear and Crocodile too. Not yet, Zebra. I’m not ready for you . . .”



Annie said to the animals, “Let’s help baby Joe. Lou Kuenzler and Julia Woolf 02/04/20 HB | 978 0 571 35170 1 | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 35171 8 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35172 5 | £4.99 World All Languages

Everyone’s favourite, enthusiastic zebra is back, eager to get in on the act as Annie tries to teach her little brother about colours. Things don’t turn out quite the way she imagines, but together they make the world a brighter and more beautiful place!

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He’s learning his colours, which he doesn’t yet know. I’ll paint pictures of you — please line up for me. If I use the right colours then Joe will soon see."

LOU KUENZLER grew up on a windy sheep farm in Devon. She is the author of numerous books for children, including My Digger is Bigger, Eat Your People, the Shrinking Violet series, the Princess DisGrace series, the Bella Broomstick series and Not Yet, Zebra. She lives in London with her family.

JULIA WOOLF worked for twenty years in animation, including twelve years working in the US for Dreamworks. After returning to the UK she did an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. She is the author/illustrator of Giraffe on a Bicycle, Duck & Penguin Are Not Friends and various board books. She lives in Kent.



From the funniest voice in young fiction today . . .

Squishy is the best kitten EVER. He’s full of ideas and ever so clever. Now, hurry up Squishy! He’s off to get changed! We’re off on a trip that my mum has arranged. I want to be smart and he wants to be pretty, ’Cos we’re going to London, our capital city! When Ava and her invisible cat, Squishy, go on a trip to London, they can't resist the chance to explore the palace, but when they accidentally find the Queen, will she be able to see how wonderful Squishy is? SQUISHY McFLUFF: TEA WITH THE QUEEN Pip Jones and Ella Okstad 04/04/19 HB | 978 0 571 33727 9 | 32pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 33728 6 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33729 3 World All Languages

PIP JONES lives in Somerset with her family. She is the author of six other Squishy McFluff books, four picture books in the Ruby Roo series (Daddy’s Sandwich, The Chocolate Monster and Quick, Barney, Run! ) and her new series Piggy Handsome. ELLA OKSTAD lives in Norway. Squishy was her first imaginary cat. She has also illustrated the wonderful Ballerina Dreams and Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert.

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05/07/18 PB | 978 0 571 32752 2 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33919 8 World All Languages

PIP JONES lives in Somerset with her partner, two daughters and an invisible cat. She is the author of the Squishy McFluff books, several picture books (including Daddy’s Sandwich and The Chocolate Monster) and a new series, Piggy Handsome. She is the winner of the Greenhouse Funny Prize. LAURA HUGHES is the muchadmired and celebrated illustrator of Daddy’s Sandwich, The Chocolate Monster and Easter hit, We’re Going on an Egg Hunt. Originally from Bath, Laura now lives in London, and is fast becoming a big name in children’s picture books.

Quick, Barney, RUN! Pip Jones and Laura Hughes It’s raining, it’s pouring. And Daddy is snoring. Mummy is working. Oh, EVERYTHING’S BORING. What can Ruby Roo do on a rainy holiday? Use her imagination! This jaunty, thrilling rhyming text sees these two intrepid explorers sail through the air in a seaplane (cardboard box) and land in the Amazon jungle (house plants) . . . Packed with humour, colour and adventure, this is the latest picture book sensation from Pip Jones and superstar illustrator, Laura Hughes.




07/02/19 PB | 978 0 571 32753 9 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33598 5 World All Languages

PIP JONES lives in Somerset with her family. She is the author of three other Ruby Roo books, six Squishy McFluff books and her new series Piggy Handsome.

Mummy’s Suitcase Pip Jones and Laura Hughes Poor Mummy has to go away for three whole days. She says she’ll miss home VERY much. I'm going to help her pack! I need a suitcase . . . Oh, this will do! I’ll pack the things that Mummy loves. Ruby Roo and Barney Boo set out to pack their mum the perfect suitcase in the latest picture book sensation from Pip Jones – the funniest voice in young fiction today – and rising star illustrator, Laura Hughes.


LAURA HUGHES is the artist behind the Ruby Roo series and many other children’s books, including Easter hit, We’re Going on an Egg Hunt and There’s a Pig Up My Nose!.


My birthday’s coming up so soon, I’ll need new clothes to wear. But most of all, I need to know, How shall I style my hair? One girl’s search for the best party hair, as demonstrated by her family and friends. Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the excitement of getting ready for a celebration, as well as showcasing a dazzling array of intricate hairstyles.

My Hair Hannah Lee and Allen Fatimaharan 01/08/19 PB | 978 0 571 34687 5 |32pp | £6.99 US HB |978 0 571 34686 8 | 32pp | £12.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34688 2 World All Languages

HANNAH LEE was born in London, where she still lives. She always loved books, but yearned to see more stories that featured children like her – so now she is writing them! My Hair is her debut picture book, which was Highly Commended in the 2017 FAB Prize for writing.

ALLEN FATIMAHARAN was born in Sri Lanka, but grew up in Southern India and France. Now living in the UK, he works as an illustrator and animator. In 2018 he won second place in the FAB Prize for illustration. My Hair is his first picture book.


07/05/20 HB | 978 0 571 33641 8 | 32pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 33642 5 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33643 2 World All Languages

GAVIN PUCKETT lives in South Wales with his wife, his young son and their cat, George. He spends his days working as a school liaison officer with the police. Gavin won the Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2013 with his debut book, Murray the Race Horse. CHRIS JEVONS is a children’s book illustrator who lives and works in Harrogate in North Yorkshire. Chris has illustrated over 50 titles, including Bonkers About Beetroot, My Best Friend is A Goldfish and Tommy Tummy-Ache.

My Daddy is Hilarious

Gavin Puckett and Chris Jevons Now Dad has got a Mohawk – it must be two feet tall! It’s scraping on the ceiling! Oh, I don’t like this at all. Dad usually looks fairly sensible, so it’s a bit surprising when he starts appearing with outlandish new hairstyles! Then things get weirder when he turns up in odd and eccentric clothes! What is going on? A laugh-a-minute picture book with the silliest illustrations that children and adults can giggle over together.


0–5 Fixer the Robot John Kelly Every morning FIXER robot trundles up the hill To help the other robots as they dig and push and drill.

01/11/18 HB | 978 0 571 33636 4 | 32pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 33637 1 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33638 8 World All Languages

Fixer is a robot (think WALL-E) whose delight in life is to help the other machines do their jobs. A charming text that combines a truly heart-wrenching story with colourful mechanical details, sure to enchant every young engineer! JOHN KELLY is an illustrator, writer and designer. He mostly writes and illustrates picture books but has also illustrated a young series (Ivy Pocket) and book covers too. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway prize twice (Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? and Scoop!) and has been shortlisted for the Royal Society/Rhone Poulenc science book prize four times.

Lily and the Polar Bears Jion Sheibani One day, Lily was playing on the beach with her Grandpa when she spotted something in the distance . . .

06/09/18 PB | 978 0 571 33776 7 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33777 4 World All Languages

LOTS of polar bears whose ice homes have melted! Lily is excited to welcome them home for dinner (of fish fingers and ice cream, of course) and to have them sleep over. Lily has even more fun with the bears the next day – and it soon turns out that polar bears are really quite good at lots of things! JION SHEIBANI grew up in Brighton before moving to Paris, where she now lives with her husband and their two small children. When not writing and illustrating, she runs an English language school. Jion won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Best Upand-Coming Portfolio Prize in 2012 and Comic Strip Prize 2014. Lily and the Polar Bears is her first picture book.


My Bed is an Air Balloon


MY BED IS AN AIR BALLOON Julia Copus and Alison Jay 04/10/18 PB | 978 0 571 33484 1 Ebook | 978 0 571 33485 8 32pp | £6.99 World All Languages

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A truly mesmerising picture book, the text can be read from front to back and vice versa. The mirror form poem meets in the middle in a stunning centrepiece image as the two children in the story (twins, one in an air balloon, the other a sailing boat) meet in the clouds!

JULIA COPUS was born in London and now lives in Somerset. She has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She also writes for radio; her first play won the BBC’s Alfred Bradley prize. She is a Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, and is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter. She wrote the Harry and Lil series of picture books.

ALISON JAY was born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Derbyshire and studied in London where she now lives. She worked in animation but then became an illustrator. She has illustrated many children’s books garnering a cult following both at home and abroad. She has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for her books Out of the Blue and Looking for Yesterday.


02/05/19 US HB | 978 0 571 32867 3 | 32pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 32869 7 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 32870 3 World All Languages

The Goat Café Francesca Simon and Leo Broadley Look kids, look The new goat café. Hurray! What’s on the menu for today? A brilliant, slapstick, Roald-Dahl-funny new picture book from the author of Horrid Henry – we invite you to the goat café! Goats eat EVERYTHING! Especially when a garden gate is left open and a feast awaits. Not content with strawberries, lemons and beans the goats continue to munch until all the plants, the shed and the garden gnomes have been devoured. And then they investigate next door . . .


FRANCESCA SIMON is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry series. She is also the author of The Monstrous Child, The Lost Gods and The Sleeping Army for older children and Hack and Whack, her first picture book. She lives in North London. LEO BROADLEY is an illustrator and lecturer at the University of Derby. He has written and illustrated a number of books for publishers as well as a winery and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Leo lives in the Midlands.


In an old rusty bin in an old empty park . . . . . . there lives a little lonely tortoise. He’s never seen any other animals, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one night, he looks up at the sky and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. “That must be where the other animals are.” But how can a little tortoise get there?

A beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy.

03/05/18 HB | 978 0 571 33106 2 | 32pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 33105 5 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 57133104 8 World All Languages

ROSS MONTGOMERY is the author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, The Tornado Chasers, Perijee & Me, the forthcoming Max and the Millions and Christmas Dinner of Souls. Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. He lives in Brixton, London. Space Tortoise is his second picture book, following The Building Boy. DAVID LITCHFIELD lives in Bedfordshire. He first started to draw when he was very young, creating comics for his siblings. Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the UK, Europe and America. He is the author/ illustrator of the award-winning picture book The Bear and the Piano. Space Tortoise is his second picture book with Ross.



Once Upon a Snowstorm An exquisite, wordless picture book by an exceptionally talented illustrator/animator, to follow in the footsteps of The Snowman. A FATHER AND HIS SON live by themselves in a cosy cabin in the woods. But one day they are separated out in the snow. The boy is lost and falls asleep. When he wakes up he is surrounded by blinking eyes: a rabbit, a fox, an owl and all manner of other creatures have surrounded him!

This heartwarming, stunning picture book sees the animals bring the boy back to his cabin. The father opens up his heart and home, and lets nature and love envelop their previously lonely existence.

RICHARD JOHNSON works from his studio with his partner, situated on the edge of a large wood in Lincolnshire. He has been a professional freelance illustrator for 18 years. He specialises in children’s book illustration but has also developed illustrations for advertising campaigns, newspapers and magazines. He is a teacher on the Graphic Communication and Illustration programme at the University of Loughborough and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

ONCE UPON A SNOWSTORM | Richard Johnson 01/11/18 HB | 978 0 571 33928 0 | 32pp | £12.99 PB | 978 0 571 33929 7 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33927 3 World All Languages


03/10/19 PB | 978 0 571 33654 8 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33655 5 World All Languages

Santa’s New Beard Caroline Crowe and Jess Pauwels The big red suit was ironed and ready. The elves had stuffed the final teddy, When from the bathroom came a yelp, ‘Ho ho, oh no! Quick, someone HELP!’ When Santa accidentally shaves off his famous beard, the elves all rally round to help. Will they be able to sort him out before Christmas Eve? Festive and fun, this is destined to become a seasonal favourite. CAROLINE CROWE swapped journalism for fiction and now spends her time writing for very young children. She lives in Hampshire. JESS PAUWELS is a graphic designer and illustrator of children’s books. She lives in Brussels.


Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer were a very notorious couple of cats. As knockabout clowns, quick-change comedians, tight-rope walkers and acrobats A wonderful new picture book version of one of T. S. Eliot’s most popular cat poems. Join the cat-burglars Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer in the fifth picture-book pairing of Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot as Old Possum’s cats steal meat from the oven and pearls from the drawers.

04/01/18 PB | 978 0 571 32486 6 Ebook | 978 0 571 32487 3 32pp | £6.99 World All Languages


THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.

ARTHUR ROBINS is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator of over fifty books, including Little Rabbit Foo Foo. Arthur lives in Guildford, Surrey.

‘Arthur Robins’ witty and robust illustrations bring Macavity up to date, delighting a new generation of readers.’ Guardian on Macavity


07/03/19 PB | 978 0 571 34582 3 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34594 6 World All Languages

THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.

Cat Morgan T. S. Eliot and Arthur Robins It has been 80 years since Faber first published Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats . . .

ARTHUR ROBINS is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator of over fifty books, including Little Rabbit Foo Foo.



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Join Cat Morgan, the swashbuckling pirate, as he sails the Barbary Coast in this sixth picture book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum Cats.

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I once was a Pirate what sailed the ’igh seas— But now I’ve retired as a com-mission-aire: And that’s how you find me a-takin’ my ease And keepin’ the door in a Bloomsbury Square.


02/04/20 PB | 978 0 571 35280 7 | 32pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35283 8 World All Languages

THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.

The Old Gumbie Cat

T. S. Eliot and Arthur Robins I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots. Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger stripes and leopard spots. All day she sits upon the stair or on the steps or on the mat: She sits and sits and sits and sits – and that’s what makes a Gumbie Cat! But the Old Gumbie Cat gets busy at the end of the day, teaching and cooking, and getting the mice, cockroaches and beetles organised! The seventh gorgeous Cats picture book with lively and colourful illustrations by Arthur Robins.


ARTHUR ROBINS is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator of over sixty books, including Little Rabbit Foo Foo.


















A classic that appeared in Faber’s very first catalogue in 1929 . . .

Winner of a Newbery Honor, Wanda Gág’s timeless tale tells of an old man who goes off in search of the perfect cat to be a companion for him and his wife. But instead of one cat, the man comes back with “hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats!” A best-seller for years, this new collector’s edition paperback will bring this beloved story to many new generations. ‘A perennial favourite.’ The New York Times ‘Considered by many to have ushered in the age of the modern picture book.’ School Library Journal

WANDA GÁG was born and raised in rural Minnesota and died in New York City in 1946. Much admired as an artist, author, translator and illustrator, she was a noted printmaker and pioneered the integrated picture book form. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print. Her work was cited as inspiration to Maurice Sendak and her childhood home is now a museum. MILLIONS OF CATS | Wanda Gág 07/02/19 PB | 978 0 571 35020 9 | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35021 6 UK C/Wealth ex Can



04/06/20 PB | 978 0 571 34947 0 | 32pp | ÂŁ6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34948 7 World All Languages

SIMON TYLER is an author, illustrator and graphic designer. In 2013 he launched the acclaimed infographic poster brand Atomic Printworks. His books include Bugs, Insects and Adventures in Space. He lives on the Sussex coast with his young family, and enjoys climbing rocks and collecting bicycles.

Emergency Vehicles

Simon Tyler

The fastest police cars . . . Mammoth fire trucks . . . Firefighting helicopters . . . A thrilling book packed with full-colour illustrations and information about emergency vehicles from around the world. The size, style and power of these vehicles make for an exciting reading experience!



Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson The Story of Ferdinand

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Publishing as one of our Heritage titles and soon to be a major motion picture (Autumn 2017); this is the only Ferdinand book, there will be no tie-ins on the market anywhere! Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand . . . Unlike all the other little bulls – who run, jump and butt their heads together in fights – Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? In print in the US since 1936 and beloved all over the world for its timeless message of peace, tolerance and the courage to be yourself, this is a truly classic story, perfect for all ages. Hitherto unpublished in the UK. Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (1905–1976) was an American author of children’s literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert Lawson and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

03/08/17 Hardback 9780571335954 32pp | £12.99 Paperback 9780571335961 32pp | £6.99 Ebook 9780571335978 UK C/Wealth ExCan

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. In addition to illustrating many children’s books, he also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel Rabbit Hill.

Virginia Lee Burton Choo Choo


Publishing as one of our Heritage titles, Choo Choo is an exceptional picture book from one of America’s most inspiring and important artistic talents. Published in the US in 1935, it’s hitherto unpublished in the UK. Once upon a time there was a little engine. Her name was CHOO CHOO.

Paperback 9780571337514 32pp | £6.99

The story of a beautiful little steam train. She pulls carriages from the city to the country, and back again. At least she does until one surprising day when she decides to run away. Her exciting adventures make one of the most captivating books imaginable.

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Caldecott medal winner Virginia Lee Burton was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. Born in Massachusetts in 1909, she wrote and illustrated seven children’s books, attending to not only the text and illustration, but the layout, typeface and design. She also founded a textile collective and designed textiles herself. Her work is now exhibited in the New York Met, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.


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Horrid Henry is about to be out-naughtyed! Hack and Whack – two angelic-looking Viking toddler twins – are on the attack! As they go marauding around their village, upsetting the apple carts, little do they know there is a force far more powerful than they: their mum! The story ends on the terrible two being plunged into a cold bath! Gloriously funny, slapstick, fast-paced action from the queen of funny.

John Agard and Jessica Courtney-Tickle Come All You Little Persons


From above earth, from above sky, from below earth, from under water, come all you little persons come exactly as you are.

05/10/17 Hardback 9780571328710 32pp | £12.99


Come little bird person, come little bee person, come little tree person – little persons from all over the world join together to celebrate the dance of life and love in this joyful, inclusive poem from John Agard. Stunningly illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, this is a book that both little persons and big persons will treasure and pore over for life, and is a true poem of our time.

Paperback 9780571328727 32pp | £6.99 Ebook 9780571328734

John Agard is an award-winning poet and recently won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature. Born in British Guiana (now Guyana) in the Caribbean, in 1949, he moved to the UK in the late 1970s and is well known for powerful and fun performances of his work. His poem ‘Half Caste’ has been featured in the AQA English GCSE anthology since 2002. He lives in Lewes with his family.

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Francesca Simon is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry series. These books and CDs have sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone and are published in 27 countries. Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman won the Children’s Book of the Year Award in 2008 at the British Book Awards. Francesca lives in North London with her family.

Charlotte Cotterill recently graduated from the Cambridge School of Art, Children’s Book Illustration MA. She grew up in Nottinghamshire with her family and has a love of reading, drawing and playing the clarinet. She now lives in London.

Hardback 9780571324149 32pp | £12.99 Paperback 9780571324163 32pp | £6.99 Ebook 9780571324156 World All Languages

Jessica Courtney-Tickle is a part illustrator part story-maker based in Cambridgeshire, UK. She graduated from Kingston University in July 2014 where she studied Illustration and Animation and found a specialism in children’s picture books. She loves working with colour, texture and lots and lots of characters!

✸ ✶ Clare Foges and Al Murphy Bathroom Boogie


The tiles become a dancefloor The light a disco ball It’s called the bathroom boogie – The most splashy bash of all! Get on down and get all groovy. Come and join the bathroom boogie!

07/09/17 Paperback 9780571337316 32pp | £6.99

When the children go to school and the adults go to work . . . the bathroom boogie kicks off – and all your favourite bathroom friends come alive! The shower creates a rain dance, whilst the mouthwash back-flips and the toothbrushes bop and rave to the hot tap’s funky beat!

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Bathroom Boogie is the zany and hilarious rhyming picture book sequel to Kitchen Disco, with trademark cool artwork from Al Murphy. Clare Foges is a former speech writer. Kitchen Disco was her first book and was dreamed up on a beach in Gambia. Kitchen Disco was selected for Book Trust’s ‘Time to Read’ campaign and there are currently 760,000 copies in print. Clare lives and works in London. Bathroom Boogie is her second picture book. Al Murphy is a hugely versatile illustrator, and his work has appeared in newspapers, various forms of advertising and apps. Kitchen Disco was his first children’s picture book. Al has lived in Berlin and New York, but is now back in London.


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