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Carmen Saldana – Howard the Average Gecko

Howard thinks he’s the most exceptional creature in the rainforest – that’s because no other creature is as exceptionally camouflaged as him! But when he learns that the rainforest is full of other camouflaged creatures, he begins to wonder: ‘Who will like me if I’m just . . . an average gecko?’

Illustrated by Carmen Saldana, ‘Howard the Average Gecko’ is a fun new picture book published by Oxford University Press.

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Laura Brenlla – Pippi Långstrump

Laura Brenlla illustrates ‘Pippi Långstrump’, one of the world’s favourite children’s characters; self-sufficient, quick-witted, generous and never letting anything – or anyone – shake her self-belief or take advantage.

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Daniel Egneus – Tisha and the Blossom

We all have busy lives and little Tisha and her family are no exception. With life always moving at such a pace, Tisha must ‘hurry up’ to get ready for school on time, ‘hurry up’ to finish her drawings before break time, and ‘hurry up’ to tidy up before she goes home. But hurrying up all the time can be exhausting. Thankfully, Tisha’s Mummy knows a special game to help them all slow down when everything becomes too much . . .

‘Tisha and the Blossom’ is a beautiful story sensitively illustrated by Daniel Egneus about allowing more mindfulness and stillness into children’s lives. Available this April from OUP.

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Nicola Slater – Charlie Chooses

Congratulations to Nicola Slater whose fabulous new picture book ‘Charlie Chooses’ has received a STARRED review from Kirkus!

Funny & reassuring, this story about dogs, tricky choices and friendship from Nosy Crow is available this May.

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Quang & Lien: My First Day

We’re delighted that ‘My First Journey’ has been adapted and published worldwide (excluding Asia) by Make Me a World (Penguin Random House US) under the title ‘My First Day’.

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning author-illustrator team, Phung Nguyen Quang & Huynh Kim Lien.

This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination.

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Olivier Latk – Siam, au fil de l’eau

‘Siam, au fil de l’eau’ a beautiful musical tale illustrated by Olivier Latyk for Flammarion Jeunesse.

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Natalia Shaloshvili – Place2Be

Natalia recently created this wonderfully festive illustration for the cover of the annual Christmas Carol Concert programme for mental health charity, Place2Be.

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Carmen Saldana – The Robin and the Reindeer

A little reindeer, lost in the forest … and a robin, who will help her fly home; this charming gift book gorgeously illustrated by Carmen Saldana is perfect for the winter season.

Available this month from Hodder Children’s Books.

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Christiane Engel – Little Faithfuls

With bright, contemporary artwork by Christiane Engel, ‘Little Faithfuls’ is a new series of Christian books that introduce kids to heroes of faith.

Pointing children back to the true source of their bravery & kindness, these two new picture books will inspire them to develop and nurture these important human qualities.

Available now from Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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Quang & Lien – The Floating Field

Quang & Lien have illustrated ‘The Floating Field’, a nonfiction picture book about a group of soccer-loving boys from a Thai fishing village built on stilts who construct their own floating field and form the Koh Panyee Football Club.

Perfect for fans of stories about sports, beating seemingly impossible odds, and places and cultures not often shown in picture books. This inspiring story is available March 2021 from Lerner/Millbrook Press.

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