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Lantana Publishing 2021 Catalogue


About Lantana We are an award-winning children’s book publisher and social enterprise with a mission to publish inclusive books by under-represented voices celebrating every kind of child and family. Our books explore social themes that help children grow into brilliant, engaged little citizens. They promote diversity and inclusion, social and racial justice, female empowerment, empathy, mindfulness and wellbeing, environmental sustainability, and more. And because we live on one extraordinary planet, we print our books with non-petroleum based inks on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper to minimise our carbon footprint. Our dream is for every child to have access to an inclusive bookshelf. That’s why we donate one book for every book a customer buys from our online shop to our charity partners: literacy organisations doing outstanding work in the UK, US and across the globe to inspire a love of reading in young children. In our short history, our impact-focused mission statement has led to accolades we’re immensely proud of. These include shortlistings for the Bologna Prize for Best European Children’s Publisher of the Year, the Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishing, the National Children’s Book Award Regional Small Press of the Year Award and the Skoll Venture Award for Social Enterprise. Our books have been making a splash since day one. They have been reviewed in The Guardian (with several Guardian Children’s Books of the Month), The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, the Irish News, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, where just last year one of our titles made it onto the Best Children’s Books of 2020 booklist. Please enjoy browsing our 2021 Catalogue.


Sunday Rain Rosie J. Pova & Amariah Rauscher

Elliott has just moved into a new house. He spends his days with his fictional friends, immersed in a book. When an inviting Sunday rain gathers the local kids to play in the puddles, Elliott longs to join in, but he’s too shy to go outside. Soon, Elliott discovers that new friendships are like a new book — you just have to plunge into the adventure. Rosie J. Pova is a Bulgaria-born, US-based children’s author and school presenter whose mission is to inspire kids to believe in themselves, dream big, and follow their passions. Amariah Rauscher lives in Illinois with her family. She holds an MA in Communication. She is the illustrator of the popular Princess Truly series.

ISBN: 9781911373988 | Ages: 2-5 | Softcover | Price £7.99 | Extent: 32pp | Dimensions: 205mm x 260mm | Category: Picture Book | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: A3M79 | Pub date: 4th Mar 2021 | Rights Held: World

Key Themes: Making friends; books; reading; imagination; dragons; princesses

NEW in March 2021


Anita and the Dragons Hannah Carmona & Anna Cunha Anita watches the dragons high above her as she hops from one cement roof to another in her village in the Dominican Republic. But being the valiant princesa she is, she never lets them scare her. Then one day, Anita must face her fears and begin life in a new country. Will she be brave enough to enter the belly of the beast and take flight to new adventures? Hannah Carmona is a Latinx writer, actor, and director who currently resides in Tennessee. She is the mother of two girls, co-founder of Collective Art School of Tennessee, and a YouTuber. Anna Cunha is an award-winning Brazilian artist who has illustrated more than 20 books for Brazilian and international publishers. Her work has been shortlisted for the Jabuti Prize and received a JoĂŁo-de-Barro Prize honourable mention. By the illustrator of bestselling title:

A StoryAbout Afiya

ISBN: 9781911373636 Ages: 4-7 | Hardcover | Price: ÂŁ11.99 Extent: 32 pages Dimensions: 240mm x 220mm Category: Picture Book BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 Pub date: 18th Mar 2021 Rights held: World | Origin: UK Key Themes: Immigration; Dominican Republic; Family; New beginnings

NEW in March 2021

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Science and Me Inspired by the Discoveries of Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics, Chemistry & Medicine Ali Winter & Mickaël El Fathi Discover some of the inspirational men and women who have received Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine from 1901 to the present day, among them Marie Curie, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and Donna Strickland. A glimpse into the often surprising lives and sometimes accidental discoveries of a group of extraordinary scientists, this fascinating collection shows that the science you learn at school really can change the world. Key Themes: Science; Nobel Laureates; Biography; STEM; Physics; Chemistry; Medicine; Inspirational People; True Stories; Diversity

ISBN: 9781911373711 | Ages: 7-11 | Hardcover | Price: £12.99 | Extent: 40pp | Dimensions: 260mm x 205mm | Category: Illustrated nonfiction | BIC Code: YFY; YNM | CBMC: D5M79 | Pub date: 1st April 2021 | Rights held: World | Origin: UK | Rights sold: Japanese

Ali Winter is an experienced anthologist and non-fiction writer who has written for various international publications and is passionate about seeking out lesser-told stories from around the world. Mickaël El Fathi is an acclaimed French-Moroccan children’s book illustrator who has published widely in France. A former computer graphic designer and 3D director, he now helps children travel the world through his illustrations.

Peace and Me Inspired by the Lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

NEW in April 2021

What does peace mean to you? This illustrated collection of inspirational ideas about peace is based on the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the 20th and 21st centuries, among them Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai. A must for anyone interested in exploring this essential issue of our times, this child-friendly exploration of what peace means to you and me is a book for every bookshelf.

Age range: 7-11 | Format: Softcover | ISBN: 9781911373322 | Price: £7.99 | Extent: 40pp | Dimensions: 260mm x 205mm | Category: Illustrated non-fiction | BIC Code: YFY; YNM | CBMC: D5M79 | Pub date: 1st April 2021 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World | Rights sold: Korean, Japanese

Key Themes: Peace; Nobel Peace Prize; Biography; Empathy; Human rights


Coyote’ s Soundbite: A Poem for our Planet John Agard and Piet Grobler Excitement spreads like bushfire through the jungle. Earth goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, the Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the burning environmental issues of our times...and bushy-tailed, smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action! Can this infamous trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave a lasting legacy for our planet? A rip-roaring poem by a master poet, inspired by Earth Day. John Agard, born in Guyana, is a world-renowned poet and performer. He has won numerous awards including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Smarties Award, the Paul Hamlyn Award and the Casa de las Americas Poetry Award. Piet Grobler is a South African illustrator who has published over 85 books. He has won numerous national and international prizes including a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava (Slovakia), the Children’s Africana Book award (USA), and two Silver medals (1997 and 2003) in the Noma Concours (Japan).

ISBN: 9781911373735 | Ages: 7-9 | Hardcover | Price: £12.99 | Extent: 40pp | Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm | Category: Poetry | BIC Code: YDP | CBMC: C1M79 | Pub date: 22nd April 2021 | Rights held: World Key Themes: Epic poetry; Mother Earth; environment; earth goddesses; mythology

NEW in April 2021


Escape:

One Day We Had To Run Ming & Wah and Carmen Vela

CLING. Don’t let go. Hold tight. Never give up. FLY. Rev up. Lift off. Soar. PEDAL. Set off. Cycle. Pedal for your life.

Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave their families and homes because of war, famine, slavery, intolerance, economic and political upheaval, or climate change. These remarkable true stories of escape show how courageous people all around the world have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their flight to freedom.

NEW in MAy 2021

Ming & Wah are identical twins who love history, plucky heroes and anything by Agatha Christie. Graduates of Harvard and Columbia Universities respectively, they have published two previous children’s books and live in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Carmen Vela is an independent art director, designer and illustrator from Spain. For over a decade she has been living between Hong Kong, Brooklyn and Europe, fuelled by her love of books, paper and stories. ISBN: 9781911373810 Ages: 7-11 | Hardcover | Price: £12.99 Extent: 40pp | Dimensions: 205mm x 260mm Category: Fiction; True Stories BIC Code: YFY | CBMC: C5M79 Pub date: 6th May 2021 | Origin: UK Rights held: World

Key Themes: Immigration; Asylum seekers; Refugees; True stories; Inspirational People; Journeys

"A remarkable and beautifully illustrated book which helps children understand what it’s like to be in someone else shoes. The extraordinary achievement is that it is still such a delight to read." — Emily Maitlis, BBC newsreader


Violet's Tempest Violet’ s Tempest Ian Eagleton & Clara Anganuzzi

Ian Eagleton & Clara Anganuzzi Violet’s world has changed. Her voice has gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when her teacher casts her in the school play, she is filled with worry. How will she ever stand Violet’s hasand changed. voice has in front ofworld a crowd overcomeHer her shyness? With the gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when love and support of her family, Violet must find her inner confidence andcasts turn that a roar! her teacher herwhisper in the into school play,

she is filled with worry. How will she ever stand in front of a crowd and overcome her KEYWORDS: Self-confidence; fright;and anxiety; schoolof play; shyness? Withstage the love support heracting; alternative family; Shakespeare kids;confidence The Tempest family, Violet must find her for inner and turn that whisper into a roar! KEY SELLING POINTS: • A 'back-to-school' theme of rehearsing the school play • Protagonist finds ways to overcome worries and anxieties; stage fright is common amongst children • A celebration of gaining self-confidence and finding your voice • A loving alternative family featuring a gay couple • Subtle reference to Shakespeare’s The Tempest ABOUT THE CREATORS: Ian Eagleton is an education consultant and primary school teacher. He is also the founder of The Reading Realm, a popular educational app for teachers. Violet’s Tempest is his debut picture book. Originally from the Seychelles, Clara Anganuzzi studied Illustration at Falmouth University before completing an MA in Children’s Illustration at the prestigious Cambridge School of Art.

BOOK SPECIFICATIONS: ISBN: 9781911373520 Ages: 3-7 | Hardcover | Price: £11.99 Extent: 32 pages Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm Category: Picture Book BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 Pub date: 2nd Sept 2021 Rights held: World | Origin: UK

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Ian Eagleton is an education consultant and primary school teacher. He is also the founder of Lantana Publishing , Oxford, UK The Reading Realm, a popular educational app for Key Themes: Because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. Violet’s Tempest is his debut picture book. teachers. Self-confidence; stage fright; www.lantanapublishing.com; info@lantanapublishing.com anxiety; school play; acting; alternative family; Shakespeare Originally from the Seychelles, Clara Anganuzzi for kids; The Tempest studied Illustration at Falmouth University before

completing an MA in Children’s Illustration at the prestigious Cambridge School of Art.


SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles Michael Catchpool & Emma Proctor SuperJoe is convinced he doesn’t need cuddles from his mum. He flies around the neighbourhood rescuing people from escaped tigers, runaway trains and raging rivers, all while battling his nemesis the Grey Shadow. Naturally, he refuses all cuddles. Until one night, when he can’t sleep... ISBN: 9781913747657 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | Price: £11.99 | Extent: 32pp | Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm | Category: Picture Book BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Pub date: 2nd Sept 2021 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World | Rights sold: Dutch

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Michael Catchpool is the author of 8 picture books including The Cloud Spinner, illustrated by Alison Jay, which received a Kirkus Star. With a PhD from Cambridge University, Michael is currently a district school effectiveness adviser.

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The Wall and the Wild Christina Dendy & Katie Rewse In a plot of land at the edge of town, Ana grows only perfectly-sized plants and perfectlooking flowers, and throws all the irregular shoots and uneven seeds over the wall into the disorderly Wild. But as her garden gets tidier, neater and more constrained, the Wild begins to grow...

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Christina Dendy is an American author with a wide range of experience in the K-12 educational market. She loves just about anything that involves exploration. The Wall and the Wild is her debut picture book. Katie Rewse is an illustrator based on the south coast of England. She has been shortlisted for multiple awards and believes illustration can trigger positive change. She finds inspiration in the outdoors, travel, and adventure. ISBN: 9781913747435 | Ages: 3-7 | Hardcover | Price: ÂŁ11.99 | Extent: 32pp | Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm | Category: Picture Book | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Pub date: 16th Sept 2021 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World Key Themes: Rewilding; Gardens; Wilderness; Nature; Environment; Diversity; Plants; Hobbies; Habitats and Ecosystems; Ecology; Biodiversity


My Mindful A to Zen: 26 Wellbeing Haiku for Happy Little Minds Krina Patel-Sage

NEW in october 2021

These haiku poems for the soul gently introduce children to mindfulness concepts like Om, Yoga and Zen, as well as goals for Key Themes: Mindfulness; wellbeing; mindful living like Gratitude and Positivity. poetry; haiku; zen; gifts; NHS 5 ways to With its delightful cast of inclusive characters, wellbeing; diversity 2021 ADVANCE INFORMATION • inclusion; 14th October this inspirational poetry collection promotes wellbeing with every letter.

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Wellbeing Haiku for Happy Little Minds a Patel-Sage

Krina Patel-Sage is an illustrator, author, se haiku poems for the soul gently introduce children and designer. Beginning her design career mindfulness concepts like Om, Yoga and Zen, as well as at a children’s publishing house in 2012, she ls for mindful living like Gratitude and Positivity. With developed a passion for illustrated non-fiction. elightful cast of inclusive characters, this inspirational In 2018, she was shortlisted for Penguin’s try collection promotes wellbeing with every letter. WriteNow illustration prize. Most days, you’ll find her in the local woods, spotting birds WORDS:and fungi with her two young sons. dfulness; wellbeing; poetry; haiku; zen; gifts; NHS 5 s to wellbeing; inclusion; diversity

SELLING POINTS: Inspired by the NHS 5 Ways to Wellbeing Full of colourful child-friendly concepts and images to encourage calm, soulful vibes Practical examples of how children can practice mindfulness and increase wellbeing Showcases an inclusive community featuring characters of colour, disabled characters, different religions, and alternative families ABOUT THE CREATOR: Krina Patel-Sage is an illustrator, author, and designer. Beginning her design career at a children’s publishing house in 2012, she developed a passion for illustrated non-fiction. In 2018, she was shortlisted for Penguin’s WriteNow illustration prize. You’ll find her in the local woods most days, spotting birds and fungi with her two young sons.

BOOK SPECIFICATIONS: ISBN: 9781911373803 ISBN:3-6 9781911373803 | Ages: | Hardcover ||Ages: Price:3-6 £11.99 Hardcover | Price: £11.99 | Extent: 32pp | Extent: 32 pages Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm | Category: Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm Picture Book | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: Category: Picture Book B3M79 | Pub date: 7th Oct 2021 | Origin: BIC YBC | CBMC: UKCode: | Rights held: World B3M79 Pub date: 14th Oct 2021 Rights held: World | Origin: UK SALES & DISTRIBUTION: MMS (sales) Orca/Marston (distribution) T: +44 (0) 20 8898 5211 E: andrew@mms-publishing.com E: trade.orders@marston.co.uk


The Queen on our Corner The Queen Lucy Christopher & Nia Tudor

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Nobody notices the queen on the corner. Nobody, that is... except one young girl. Through her eyes, the woman who Lucy Christopher & Nia Tudor dwells in the abandoned plot is a warrior queen, with many battles fought and won. When, one Nobody notices the queen on day, the danger corner.comes to the street and the queen on the corner sounds the alarm, the Nobody, that is... except one young girl. little girl must find a way to thank her. Can she bring the Through her eyes,tothe who dwells community together turnwoman the queen’s corner intoina the home?

abandoned plot is a warrior queen, with many battles fought and won. When, one day, danger KEYWORDS: comes to theSocial street and Social the queen on the corner Homelessness; Justice; Awareness; Equality; sounds the alarm, the little girl must find a way Communities; Kindness; Empathy; Compassion to thank her. Can she bring the community together to POINTS: turn the queen’s corner into a home? KEY SELLING •

A heartfelt story that examines homelessness through BOOK SPECIFICATIONS: Lucy Christopher is the award-winning author of the eyes of a child Flyaway, The Killing and Storm• Topical focus on poverty,Stolen, community, and social justice Woods, ISBN: Wake.empathy She is Course Director in Creative 9781911373889 Writing • Shows the need for kindness, and compassion Ages: 3-7 | Hardcover | Price: £11.99 atinclusive Bath Spa University, UK, where she holds a • Showcases a diverse and community Extent: 32 pages PhD in Creative Writing. • From Lucy Christopher, author of acclaimed picture book Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm Shadow Category: Picture Nia Tudor is a self-taught illustrator based Book in BIC Code: | CBMC: B3M79 Swansea, South Wales. She loves toYBC create ABOUT THE CREATORS: date:light 28thand Oct 2021 illustrations that play with Pub colour, Lucy Christopher is the award-winning author of Stolen, Rights held: World texture She andishas a thing for the little details.| Origin: UK Flyaway, The Killing Woods, and Storm-Wake. Course Director in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, UK, where she holds a PhD in Creative Writing. SALES & DISTRIBUTION:

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Nia Tudor Nia is a self-taught illustrator based in Swansea, South Wales. She loves to create illustrations that play with colour, light and texture and has a thing for the little details.

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Because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. www.lantanapublishing.com; info@lantanapublishing.com

Key Themes: Homelessness; Social Justice; Social Awareness; Equality; Communities; Kindness; Empathy; Compassion

ISBN: 9781911373889 | Ages: 3-7 | Hardcover | Price: £11.99 | Extent: 32pp | Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm | Category: Picture Book | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Pub date: 21st Oct 2021 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World


I Am Brown Ashok Banker & Sandhya Prabhat I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you’re in — of being brown, of being amazing, of being you! Teach Early Years Awards Finalist BookTrust Best Books Guide 2020 A Guardian Children’s Book of the Month Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2021 longlist

'A note-perfect hymn about acceptance, pride and belonging' – The Observer ISBN: 978-1-911373-94-0 | Mar 2020 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 40pp | 220mm x 240mm | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World | Rights sold: Dutch, Norwegian

A Story About Afiya James Berry & Anna Cunha Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl’s childhood, written by the celebrated Jamaican poet James Berry. Northern Lights Picture Book of the Year 2020 New York Times, 25 Best Children’s Books of 2020 USBBY Outstanding International Book 2020 A Guardian Children’s Book of the Month

'A joyous celebration of childhood, culture and place' – The New York Times ISBN: 978-1-911373-33-9 | Oct 2020 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 32pp | 220mm x 240mm | Poetry | BIC Code: YDP | CBMC: B1M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World | Rights sold: Brazilian, Korean


Boundless Sky Amanda Addison & Manuela Adreani This is the story of a bird that fits in your hand flying halfway around the world looking for a place to nest. This is the story of a young girl from northern Africa fleeing halfway around the world looking for a place of peace. This is the story of Bird. This is the story of Leila. This is the story of a chance encounter and a long journey home.

ISBN: 978-1-911373-67-4 | Feb 2020 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 40pp | 205mm x 260mm | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Origin: UK | Rights Held: World | Rights sold: Greek, Korean

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2020 shortlist

Taking Time Jo Loring-Fisher Taking time to listen. Taking time to feel. Taking time to cherish you, and also cherish me. This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to gaze, wonder and marvel at this astonishing planet we call home.

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Winner Northern Lights Book Awards Multicultural Category A Waterstones Best New Children’s Book ISBN: 978-1-911373-08-7 | Sept 2020 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 32pp | 240mm x 220mm | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World | Rights sold: Korean

I'll Believe You When... Unbelievable Idioms from Around the World Susan Schubert & Raquel Bonita You’ve probably heard the expression “when pigs fly,” but did you know that in Spain they say “when frogs grow hair” and in Nigeria “when chickens have teeth”? A rib-tickling collection of idioms from around the world. But the question is: will you believe them...? Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2021 longlist

ISBN: 978-1-911373-49-0 | Sept 2020 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 32pp | 220mm x 240mm | NonFiction | BIC Code: YNG | CBMC: B5M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World


You're Safe With Me Chitra Soundar & Poonam Mistry

The baby animals of the Indian forest can’t sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK! FLASH-SNAP! goes the storm. Only Mama Elephant’s words of wisdom can reassure them, “You’re safe with me.” Teach Early Years Awards 3-Star Winner Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist 2019 A Read for Empathy selection 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize longlist 2018 ISBN: 978-1-911373-29-2 | May 2018 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 40pp | 240mm x 240mm | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World

You're Snug With Me Chitra Soundar & Poonam Mistry At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in the frozen north. And as they learn the secrets of the earth and their place in it, Mama Bear whispers, “You’re snug with me.” A Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist 2020

ISBN: 978-1-911373-47-6 | Nov 2018 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 40pp | 240mm x 240mm | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World

You're Strong With Me Chitra Soundar & Poonam Mistry

Everything is new for the baby giraffe. As she bounds ahead and lags behind, her mother patiently explains the ways of the grasslands. And until she grows a little taller, older and wiser, her mother reminds her, “You’re strong with me.”

ISBN: 978-1-911373-75-9 | Oct 2019 | Ages: 3-6 | Hardcover | £11.99 | 40pp | 240mm x 240mm | BIC Code: YBC | CBMC: B3M79 | Origin: UK | Rights held: World

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Old Man of the Sea Stella Elia & Weberson Santiago Every Sunday, I visited my grandpa. Some days he wanted to talk, and other days we sat in silence. But one day, he began telling me stories about his life at sea. And that’s when I learned who my grandpa really was... HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-54-4 | Aug 2019 | £11.99 | Ages: 5-8 | 32pp

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The Pirate Tree Brigita Orel & Jennie Poh Sam is the fearless captain of the pirate tree. But one day another sailor approaches, and he’s not from Sam’s street. Can they find something more precious than diamonds and gold? Can they find...friendship? Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2020 shortlist HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-87-2 | Sep 2019 | £11.99 | Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

Shadow Lucy Christopher & Anastasia Suvorova In our old house, Ma told me there was nothing to be scared of. No monsters hiding behind doors, or in wardrobes, or under beds. She said there were no dark places at all. But, in the new house, under my new bed, THAT’s where I found Shadow. HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-83-4 | Nov 2019 | £11.99 | Ages: 4-7 | 32pp

Oscar seeks a friend Paweł Pawlak; Translated by Antonia Lloyd Jones When Oscar meets a lonely little girl, it’s the start of an adventure for both of them. Together they make an unusual journey to two very different worlds, each beautiful and necessary. And it all begins when the little girl’s tooth falls out... HARDCOVER: 978-1-911373-79-7 | Oct 2019 | £11.99 | Ages: 3-6 | 32pp | Origin: Poland

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Chicken in the Kitchen

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Nnedi Okorafor & Mehrdokht Amini What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! Children’s Africana Best Book Award 2016 White Ravens Honour List 2017 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2017 HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-15-5 | Jun 2018 | £11.99 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-91-9 | Jun 2019 | £6.99 Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl & Sandra van Doorn When two forgetful sisters fall asleep, they dream about the things they have lost that day, until their dreams begin to reveal something unexpected...

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Children’s Africana Book Award Honour Book 2018 Georgia Children’s Picturebook Award finalist A Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2017 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-92-6 | Jun 2019 | £6.99 | Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

Mira's Curly Hair Maryam al Serkal & Rebeca Luciani Mira wants her hair to be straight and smooth, just like her Mama’s. But when something unpredictable happens, Mira will never look at her Mama’s hair the same way again! A delightful celebration of natural hair and the courage it takes to be yourself. Winner 2019 Northern Lights Book Award Pre-school Category White Ravens Honour List 2020 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-62-9 | Oct 2019 | £7.99 | Ages: 2-5 | 32pp

Maisie's Scrapbook Samuel Narh & Jo Loring-Fisher Maisie's mama and dada come from different places, but they hug her in the same way and love her just the same. A joyful celebration of a mixed-race family and the love that binds us all together. 2019 Northern Lights Book Award Winner Family Category HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-57-5 | Mar 2019 | £11.99 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-58-2 | Oct 2019 | £7.99 Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

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Sing to the Moon Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl & Sandra van Doorn For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. But on a rainy day, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home? Children's Africana Best Book Award 2019 HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-39-1 | Oct 2018 | £11.99 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-40-7 | Oct 2019 | £7.99 Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

Nimesh the Adventurer Ranjit Singh & Mehrdokht Amini A fun-filled story about a little boy with a BIG imagination, Nimesh makes even the dullest journey a dazzling adventure. Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2019 (shortlist) HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-24-7 | Apr 2018 | £11.99 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-38-4 | May 2019 | £7.99 Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

Tomorrow Nadine Kaadan Yazan no longer goes to the park to play, and he no longer sees his friend who lives next door. Will he ever be able to go outside and play? An uplifting story about a courageous little boy in a time of conflict. Middle East Book Award Honour Book 2019 USBBY Outstanding International Book 2019 Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2019 shortlist SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-44-5 | May 2019 | £7.99 Ages: 3-6 | 32pp

Kaya's Heart Song Diwa Tharan Sanders & Nerina Canzi Kaya is looking for her heart song – the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again… HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-22-3 | Mar 2018 | £11.99 SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-07-0 | May 2019 | £7.99 Ages: 3-6 | 32pp


Phoenix Song Tutu Dutta & Martina Peluso Arohan is desperate for a guitar, so when his grandmother gives him a plain old flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is steeped in the myths and legends of China and has its own special magic... SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-0-9932253-4-5 | Oct 2015 | £6.99 | Ages: 4-7 | 32pp

The Ammuchi Puchi Sharanya Manivannan & Nerina Canzi Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, but the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all? SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-1-911373-02-5 | Oct 2016 | £6.99 | Ages: 5-8 | 32pp

Looking for Lord Ganesh Mahtab Narsimhan & Sonja Wimmer Anika has emigrated from India. Can Lord Ganesh help her adjust to life in a new country? SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-0-9932253-6-9 | Apr 2016 | £6.99 | Ages: 5-8 | 32pp

Dragon Dancer Joyce Chng & Jérémy Pailler It is the eve of Chinese New Year. Yao prepares to wake the ancient sky dragon, Shen Long, from his year-long sleep... SOFTCOVER ISBN: 978-0-9932253-2-1 | Oct 2015 | £6.99 | Ages: 3-6 | 32pp


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