SALARIYA RIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS 2020

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RIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS 2020–2021

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Salariya is an award-winning children’s publisher renowned for its innovative content, highquality illustrations and informative writing, all of which give these books a unique appeal. Many Salariya books have been major international successes, and have been translated into numerous languages including Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Russian, Korean, Japanese and all the major European languages. If you are interested in finding out more about any of our titles, please contact us at:

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CHASE THOSE WITCHES!

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Illustration by Sian Roberts

Elizabeth Dale / Sian Roberts

hen Bernie, a boy’s pet frog, is stolen by a coven of wicked witches, the reader has to help rescue Bernie by turning, shaking and blowing on the book as the boy ventures through ice caves and aboard pirate ships on his mission. A fun and interactive picture book adventure!

• 265 x 260 mm • 36pp • Interest 3+

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SNOW?

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Jo Surman

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he debut picture book from the winner of the 2020 Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize, author-illustrator Jo Surman’s Snow is the enchanting tale of two fox cubs who embark on an adventure through a forest landscape to find out about the nature of the mysterious substance called snow. What is it? And where does it come from? A host of woodland animals help the foxes to find the answer. This is a magical and gorgeously illustrated story that will delight children.

• 265 x 260 mm • 32pp • Interest 3+

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LITTLE BEAR AND THE SILVER STAR

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brand new Christmas adventure from author-illustrator Jane Hissey, creator of the beloved Old Bear and Friends series of children’s books. Little Bear embarks on an adventure to find the perfect star for the top of the Christmas tree and finds himself stuck in a mound of snow. Will Little Bear be rescued? And will the tree get its star before Christmas arrives?

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to the attic and find it and everyone would be so happy in the morning!’

• 262 x 214 mm • 32pp • Interest 3+

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MISSING RICHMOND

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Patrick Corrigan

hen Tobias loses his favorite teddy bear, Richmond, whilst on holiday at the beach, he soon discovers that a young girl has found him. At first, Tobias is desperate to get Richmond back, but when he sees how sad the girl is once he’s retrieved Richmond, he comes to learn the value of sharing and comes up with a plan to send Richmond to the girl. Missing Richmond is a witty and delightful future classic with a subtle message about the importance of sharing.

• 265 x 260 mm • 36pp • Interest 3+

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TRIXIE

Nick Butterworth

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rixie is a witch’s cat who would do anything to get rid of her one white paw. But when she uses magic to transform her paw, she soon comes to realise that it’s better to accept yourself for who you are. This is a whimsical and funny tale with a reassuring message from the legendary Nick Butterworth, creator of the Percy the Park Keeper series.


EDMUND, THE ELEPHANT WHO FORGOT

Kate Dalgleish / Isobel Lundie

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lephants always remember. Elephants don’t get it wrong. Elephants always remember. As long as they sing this song!’ Edmund is a very forgetful elephant. When he’s sent to the shops to fetch some things he soon finds that he can’t remember what he was meant to buy, and soon his purchases are getting sillier and sillier. Instead of a frying pan, he collects a snoring gran! Instead of a prickly pear, he gets some spotty underwear! Children will laugh along with this delightful and very funny story from debut author, Kate Dalgleish.

• 265 x 260 mm • 32pp • Interest 3+

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• 265 x 260 mm • 36pp • Interest 3+

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BILLY AND THE BALLOONS

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illy is a young boy who finds himself floating away through the clouds when he holds a bunch of balloons. Different characters, human and animal, scramble to save Billy, but soon find themselves along for the ride. Will Billy be able to return to Earth and will he be able to use the balloons to help Santa Claus and his tired reindeer to deliver their presents on Christmas Eve? Billy and the Balloons is a festive treat with serious rereadability that children and adults can enjoy together.

Elizabeth Dale / Patrick Corrigan

hen he’d finished, they flew to Billy’s house with their final delivery — for Billy himself ! ‘Thank you, Santa,’ said Billy. ‘Thank you Billy,’ said Santa Claus. ‘It was brilliant that you were tiny enough to help me. You saved Christmas!’ ‘It was great fun!’ said Billy. ‘Don’t eat too many mince pies next year!’ ‘Don’t worry, I won’t!’ Santa laughed.

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TRAY OF BOOKS

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hese entertaining and charmingly illustrated nine-book sets, presented in attractive tray cases, cover a wide array of themes and activities. They will introduce young readers to different emotions and to the animals on a farm, teach them about the importance of self-acceptance via the stories of a group of robot characters, and help children to prepare for a good night’s sleep. 4

• Book box • 300 x 290 mm • 9 x mini books (80 x 80 mm) • 12pp each • Interest 3+

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Animals

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Carolyn Scrace

Carolyn Scrace

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ay ‘hello’ to the animals in these beautifully designed baby books. The highcontrast images are designed for babies’ eyesight. The lino-cut artwork is stylish and attractive, encouraging young readers to develop an interest in books and reading at a pre-literate level. Spot colour on the spreads and a mirror at the end add further fun for babies.

• Board • 150 x 150 mm • 12pp • Interest 0+

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John Townsend / James Newman Grey

John Townsend / Diego Vaisberg

BOX OF BOOKS

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oung readers can explore a creepy and comical Halloween street or magical Christmas landscape with these ingenious and imaginative book boxes. Each differently-shaped book in the tray tells the story of a unique building, such as the laboratory of a sinister scientist or the elves’ workshop. The books can be placed inside the tray to form an immersive three-dimensional landscape, stimulating motor development in young children. • Book pack • 240 x 240 mm • 4 x mini books • 12pp each • Interest 3+

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Illustration by James Newman Grey

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Isobel Lundie

Isobel Lundie

MY FIRST ATLAS

Illustration by Isobel Lundie

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hese beautifully designed atlas books will introduce young readers to planet Earth’s different continents and countries, their animal species and human-made and natural landmarks. Each spread contains a fascinating fact about the continent depicted, as well as labelled images of different countries, creatures and famous landmarks. The process of how a globe is turned into a flat map is explained step-by-step on the back cover to inform young readers. The intricate illustrations and sturdy format make these a perfect gift for young explorers.

• Board • 228 x 228 mm • 12pp • Interest 3+

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John Townsend / Celeste Aires

John Townsend / Celeste Aires

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ollow the touch and trace elements with your finger and lift the flaps to discover the wonderful machines in these delightful, interactive, rhyming board books. The design encourages children and adults to read and discuss the book together, developing early literacy skills. • Board • 175 x 175 mm • 12pp • Interest 0+ • Flaps • Touch and trace

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SCRIBBLERS ATLAS

Margot Channing / Alice Potter

Margot Channing / Sue Downing

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hese colourful and cheerful atlas books introduce and deepen children’s understanding of the concept of the atlas book and allow them to explore detailed and vibrant maps of our planet’s continents. The process of how a globe is turned into a flat map is explained stepby-step on the back cover to inform young readers.

• Board • 275x 275 mm • 12pp • Interest 5+ Illustration by Alice Potter

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

Fiona Macdonald / Alida Massari

Fiona Macdonald / Alida Massari

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ans Christian Andersen’s much loved fairy tales have been an integral part of our childhoods for 150 years. The tales are beautifully illustrated and retold in a manner that will engage very young readers and instil in them a love for storytelling, the power of imagination and the past. Perfect for bedtime reading!

• 262 x 214 mm • 104pp • Full colour

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• Thumbelina stories: • The Snow Queen stories: Thumbelina The Snow Queen The Fir Tree The Ugly Duckling The Emperor’s New Clothes The Little Mermaid The Princess and the Pea The Showman The Red Shoes The Match Girl The Shadow The Greedy Goblin The Nightingale Wild Swans Silly Jack Illustration by Alida Massari

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THE SCRIBBLE MONSTERS! GUIDE TO MODERN MANNERS

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f you’re grubby, just get scrubby, Have a splash and splosh. It’s good to think, “I’ll use the sink And give those hands a wash.”’

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• 280 x 215 mm • 32pp • Interest 5+

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John Townsend / Carolyn Scrace

John Townsend / Carolyn Scrace

John Townsend / Carolyn Scrace

John Townsend / Carolyn Scrace

John Townsend / Carolyn Scrace

John Townsend / Carolyn Scrace

Meet the Scribble Monsters – Inky, Blot, H.B., Pablo and Nibs. These playful and inquisitive characters will help young children to get to grips with good manners and good hygiene in this set of highly enjoyable, charmingly illustrated rhyming early learning books.


SCRIBBLE MONSTERS

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unforgettable characters, in completing a series of activities that allow young children to practise their literacy, writing and shape recognition skills.

Carolyn Scrace

the SCRIBBLE MONSTERS, Jaoinloveable yet mischievous set of

Exploring in space is so exciting! • 282 x 219 mm • 32pp • Interest 5+

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HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

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• 240 x 212 mm • 32pp • Interest 6+ • Reading age 8+ • Humorous illustrations • Contents, glossary and index

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David Stewart / Amerigo Pinelli

David Stewart / David Antram

David Stewart / David Antram

David Stewart / David Antram

ow Would You Survive? is a brand-new nature strand in the globally bestselling You Wouldn’t Want To... series, looking at the struggles for survival of different animal species. Each volume follows a first-person narrative approach, telling the story of an example of the species as they deal with finding food, reproducing, raising their young, exploring their territory and fighting for dominance. The mix of humorous illustrations, bite-sized text, fact panels, maps and species family trees provide multiple entry points for reluctant readers, presenting the information in a fun and accessible manner.

ALL THE WAY DOWN ll The Way Down is an ingenious new information book series looking at different ecosystems from the organisms that live near its top to the creatures that dwell near the bottom. A ruler running down the side of each spread highlights the different depths. An attractive magnetic clasp makes it an ideal gift purchase.

Alex Woolf / Isobel Lundie

Alex Woolf / Isobel Lundie

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• 292 x 260 mm • 56pp • Reading age 9+ • Glossary and index • Fold-out panel

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Illustration by Diego Vaisberg

David Stewart / Diego Vaisberg

David Stewart / Diego Vaisberg

BOOKS WITH X-RAY VISION

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ooks with X-Ray Vision is an ingenious and innovative new series where children can hold some of the pages up to the light to see the insides of dinosaurs and powerful, flesh-munching sharks. Alongside these dazzling optical effects, the books also provide fascinating introductions, in bite-sized chunks of text, to the behaviour, diet and physical characteristics of dinosaurs and sharks.

• 280 x 215 mm • 48pp • Interest 7+ • Glossary and index

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LOOK AND LEARN

Alex Woolf,

Alex Woolf,

Roger Canavan

Roger Canavan

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his innovative new science title uses magnified and cutaway illustrations, diagrams and clear, bite-sized text to take a layer by layer look at the infrastructure of a modern city. Each spread looks at a different aspect of the environment, from architecture and the energy grid to transportation and healthcare. It is an eye-opening guide to how a city functions that will introduce young readers to many aspects of the STEM curriculum. • 280 x 215 mm • 32pp • Contents, glossary and index

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ADVENTURES IN THE REAL WORLD

Illustration by Damian Zain

Roger Canavan / Damian Zain

Roger Canavan / Damian Zain

• 190 x 160 mm • 128pp • Reading age 9+

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he titles in the Adventures in the Real World series provide in-depth, fast-paced accounts of famous, world-changing voyages and expeditions throughout history, using a mix of easy-to-read text, fact boxes providing historical context, comic strips dramatising significant episodes in the journey and maps of the routes taken to appeal to reluctant readers.

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YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO BE...

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• 240 x 212 mm • 40pp • Interest 6+ • Reading age 8+ • Humorous illustrations • Solid information combined with grisly facts! • Contents, glossary and index

hese immensely entertaining narrative non-fiction books put the reader in the centre of the story. This series reveals the warts and all about living in the past. Richlyillustrated throughout, with whimsical and informative artwork, these books provide an invaluable insight and a wealth of detailed observations. Extended editions feature a brand-new timeline, fun facts, a list of ‘top things’ and a map.

You can find loads more stuff at youwouldntwantto.be

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Congratulations to Micah McKenzie-Bonsu, who was the winner of the You Wouldn’t Want to Be competition to be featured in one of our books. You can find him on page 11 of You Wouldn’t Want to Sail on the Mary Rose!

Anne Rooney / David Antram

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Fiona Macdonald / David Antram

Illustration by David Antram


John Townsend / Rory Walker

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John Townsend / Rory Walker

John Townsend / Rory Walker John Townsend / Rory Walker

LIVE FROM THE CRYPT

istory as you’ve never heard it before! Tune in to the undead chat show where guests like Henry VIII and Tutankhamun and the people around them discuss the historical events that made them famous. Comic strips, Q&A-style text and quirky illustrations make these history books a hoot! • 221 x 172 mm • 176pp • Reading age 7+ • Glossary and index

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How it all began... Ancient China is one of the oldest civilisations in the history of the world.

Interview with the Ghost of

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Ying Zheng is born in 259 BC. He is the eldest son of King Zhuangxian of Qin, a ruler of the Qin state.

Coochy, coochy coo.

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The king dies when Ying Zheng is only 13 years old. Shut up and eat up your rice pudding.

Son, I’m about to go to the next world. You’re in charge now. Cool! Stop telling me what to do.

China is ruled by powerful families called dynasties through much of its history. One of the first dynasties is the Shang (1600 to 1046 BC).

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Lords own large areas and often fight over who owns which land.

Ying is too young to rule, so he is helped by the Prime Minister, Lü Buwei.

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Illustration by Rory Walker

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DRAW 1001

Mark Bergin

Mark Bergin

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ward-winning artist Mark Bergin shows how simple shapes can be transformed into 1,001 drawings of animals and aircraft. There are pages looking at materials and techniques, and step-by-step projects that train the eye to deconstruct the simple shapes that go into constructing a detailed drawing. Great for absolute beginners or any artist wanting to renew and improve their drawing skills.

• 280 x 215 mm • 144pp • Interest 8+

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HOW TO DRAW

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• 282 x 219 mm • 32pp • Interest 9+ • Reading age 10+ • Step-by-step instructions • Helpful suggestions for materials to use • Builds confidence as you work through the book

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Mark Bergin

Mark Bergin

Mark Bergin

David Antram

ecome an accomplished artist with this easy and fun How to Draw series. Build up drawing skills and learn techniques with projects that range from easy to expert and teach a wide variety of skills. Step-by-step instructions show the whole process from the preliminary stages to the finished work of art, with engaging illustrations to keep artistic beginners entertained along the way.


CLASSIC COMIX

Jles Verne / Jacqueline Morley / Li Sidong

Jonathan Swift / John Malam /Penko Gelev Charlotte Brönte / Fiona Macdonald / Penko Gelev

• 216 x 172 mm • 64 pp • Interest 7+

Victor Hugo / Michael Ford / Penko Gelev

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ibrant full-colour artwork adds fresh appeal to these classic tales. Speech bubbles work with the main text to emphasise and enhance the retelling. A running glossary at the foot of each page helps young readers with any challenging vocabulary without disrupting their reading experience.

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GRAPHIC FICTION GRAPHIC FICtiON

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etellings of classic horror novels in modern English for young readers, featuring stunning, atmospheric illustrations, author biographies and explorations of the cultural impact of the books.

• 248 x 160 mm; 64pp • Reading age 9+

STeIN MAry SHELLEY

Mary Shelley / Fiona Macdonald / Isobel Lundie

ILLUSTRATED BY ISOBEL LUNDIE

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John Townsend / Isobel Lundie

John Townsend / Isobel Lundie

SHIVERS

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ach title in this series features 10 illustrated short stories themed around supernatural events and extraterrestrial encounters, including UFOs, aliens and the Loch Ness monster! 16

• 198x 129 mm • 128pp • Reading age 7+

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THE LONG LOST SECRET DIARY OF...

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hese hilarious fictional diaries put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history struggling to carry out their roles and getting things horribly wrong. Whether it’s a nervous knight afraid to embark on a quest or a bumbling pirate-in-training, these accessible, irreverent and educational stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn not to fear making mistakes. Get Real fact boxes provide information and context about the periods where the stories take place. Tim Collins/ Isobel Lundie

• 198 x 129 mm • 208pp • Reading age 7+ • Forthcoming: Engineer

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‘ Although easy to read, the vocabulary is great and the plot lines engaging – excellent reads for developing readers.’ Library Girl and Book Boy blog

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• 198x 129 mm • 128pp • Reading age 9+

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vil Eye is a skin-tingling and spooky new fiction series from acclaimed writer Alex Woolf, filled with suspense, drama and scares that will entertain and thoroughly creep out young readers! In Book One, Marianne’s father has disappeared while researching an alleged haunting at Cragstone Castle in Scotland. Marianne decides to investigate. Reluctantly she accepts the help of Koby, whose mother vanished at the same time. In Book Two, their search for their missing parents leads Marianne and Koby to ‘Blood Beach’ in Cornwall, scene of a notorious slaughter in 1863 when the crew of a shipwreck were set upon by cannibals living in the caves. After enduring a terrifying encounter in the caves, Marianne and Koby learn of a sailor who survived the massacre and they follow his trail to London.

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Illustration by Alice Potter, front cover illustration by Alida Massari

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