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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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Olga Skomorokhova – Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic novel comes to life for children! Wheels, pull tabs, and other interactive elements invite kids to hide with Jane in the window-seat and help her solve the mystery of Thornfield Manor.

Illustrated by Olga Skomorokhova for Familius, this lastest title in the Lit For Little Hands series is available from October.

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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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Susan Batori – Don’t Call Me Fuzzybutt!

Bear is a very light sleeper, so when Woodpecker wakes him he becomes quite grumpy! 

The two engage in a feisty exchange of name-calling and gossip with the rest of their forest neighbors. Can they patch it up before Bear loses too much sleep?

‘Don’t Call Me Fuzzybutt!’ is a brilliantly funny picture book illustrated by Susan Batori which will spark meaningful conversation about conflict resolution, gossip, and the hurt caused by name-calling. 

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New Signing – Vũ Mini

Vũ Mini joins the Good family!

Based in Saigon, Vũ is a talented Vietnamese artist who creates the most dreamy picture book illustrations. Thanks to its timeless charm, Vu’s work has also attracted the attention of brands, featuring in striking
advertising campaigns.

Here at Good HQ, we instantly fell in love with the warm & positive energy conveyed in his portfolio.

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Francisco Fonseca: April’s Window

Francisco has brought his creative genius to ‘April’s Window’, a topical new picture book published by Ethicool Books. Gorgeously atmospheric artwork draws the reader into each delightful detail.

Wandering the streets of her local village during the pandemic lockdown, April develops an unwavering curiosity for what is happening in the windows of her neighbouring homes.

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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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