Trafalgar Square Publishing

Children’s Books
Spring 2012

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Contents
22 The Impressionists

Activity 23, 32
Audio 98, 99
Bestsellers 115, 116
43 In the Attic

Board Books 5, 8–11, 13, 30, 31, 35
Classics 1, 2, 68, 70, 71, 97
Fiction 68–96
Folklore 2, 69, 71
Graphic Novels 43, 97
69 Quentin Blake’s
Amazing Animal
Stories

Index 117–120
New Publisher Backlist 108–114
Nonfiction 14–23, 98–105
Novelty 1–10, 12–22
Parenting/Family Care 106, 107

80 The Killer
Underpants

Picture Books 28, 34, 36–67, 83
Religious 24–33
Seasonal 29–35

100 The Pitkin Guide
to the Titanic

101 So You Think
You Know
the Olympics

Cover art:
Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball
Julie Monks

Macmillan Children’s Books
See page 56

FAIRYTALE POP-UPS

Snow White and Rose Red
A Pop-Up Fairytale
Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Rachel Cloyne
Mysterious, lovely illustrations bring to life this
traditional German fairy tale
The original Brothers Grimm fairy tale is presented with magical black-and-white illustrations that have a splash of color
in these state-of-the-art pop-ups. It is a beautiful addition
to the Tango fairy tale collection, and a wonderful gift.
Rachel Cloyne is a professional illustrator.
18 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Two-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Novelty/Classics
9781857078817 • August • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth
Tango Books

Also available:
Each: $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth

Red Riding Hood

Hansel and Gretel

9781857077414

9781857078152

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FAIRYTALE POP-UPS
Each: 16 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • $18.99 (Can $20.99) Cloth • Tango Books

The Princess and the Pea
A Pop-Up Book
Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrations by Pippa Pixley
A marvel of paper engineering that retells the classic Hans Christian
Andersen tale in style
Hans Christian Andersen’s magical story is re-created in elegant and witty
illustrations with stylish pop-ups for this special book.
Pippa Pixley is an author, illustrator, and professional art restorer.
Novelty/Classics • 9781857078169 • April

Aesop’s Fables
A Pop-Up Book
Agnese Baruzzi
Sumptuous collage illustrations make this timeless collection a book to cherish
“Baruzzi’s evocative artwork is what really elevates this.” —Booklist on
Tales of Mystery and Magic
Aesop’s Fables are as relevant today as when he wrote them. This book contains seven of the best-known fables in pop-up: Fox and the Grapes, Dog and
the Shadow, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Ant and the Grasshopper, Tortoise and
the Hare, Bear and the Beehives, and Lion and the Mouse. The texts are presented in little affixed booklets on each spread, while exquisite collage illustrations will have young readers treasuring this collection.
Agnese Baruzzi is a children’s book illustrator whose titles include Tales of
Mystery and Magic, The True Story of Goldilocks, and The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Novelty/Folklore • 9781857078954 • June

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Count!
Tango Books
Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi
An elegant counting book with intricate, lace-like
die-cut pages
This special book has images from nature that count to
10 and a gatefold at the end showing all the numbers and
objects. Agnese Baruzzi created the book on her own diecutting machine and the effect is both delicate and magical—the perfect gift book.
Agnese Baruzzi is a children’s book illustrator whose titles
include Tales of Mystery and Magic, The True Story of
Goldilocks, and The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood.
12 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Novelty
9781857078565 • August • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
Tango Books

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NUMBER POPS
Tango Books
Illustrations by Simon Abbott
Learning addition and subtraction is fun with these two little books! 1 plus 2 fish become 3 at the turn
of a wheel. Lift the flap to watch 4 plus 2 soccer players become 6. And 4 of the 9 dinosaurs are swallowed
up leaving 5! At the end of each book is a spread of flaps with more sums to do.
Simon Abbott is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including
Little Mouse Visits Grandma, My Dream Room, and the Noisy Pops series.
Each: 12 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
July • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth • Tango Books

Addition
A Pop-Up Book
Make adding fun! Pull the tab to see 3 plus 3 princesses become 6, or lift the flap and 2 teddy
bears plus 2 more equals 4.
9781857078466

Subtraction
A Pop-Up Book
Make subtraction fun! Pull the tab to see 6 minus 2 cupcakes become 4, and 5 minus 3 mice
become 2.
9781857078510

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MR CROC BOARD BOOKS
Jo Lodge
Interactive and fun, Mr Croc books are terrific, flap books with pop-ups at the end
that excite young readers. Simple colors and bold lines create a young, friendly book.
Each title introduces Mr Croc’s friends and expands his world while each picture is full of fun
detail and humor, and readers can spot the mouse on every spread.
Jo Lodge is a former fashion designer and consultant for such companies as Saks Fifth Avenue.
Her other books include What’s on the Beach? and What’s in the Garden?
Each: 12 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Novelty
April • $6.99 Board Book • Hodder Children’s

Happy Snappy!
A Mr Croc Book About Feelings
In this first concept book about feelings, find out if Mr Croc is happy or sad,
or even hungry.
9780340988794

Splash Splosh!
A Mr Croc Book About Weather
Join Mr Croc as he plays different games in different sorts of weather.
9780340931134

Square Window
A Mr Croc Book About Shapes
Little ones are introduced to shapes in this first concept book: a square window, a round ball, and a diamond-shaped kite.
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MR CROC
Jo Lodge
“Jo Lodge knows exactly what babies want from their books . . .
stunningly colorful and joyfully interactive.” —Bookbag
“Jo Lodge’s delightful Mr Croc series . . . boasts fabulous pop-ups.” —Observer
Jo Lodge is a former fashion designer and consultant for such companies as Saks Fifth Avenue.
Her other books include What’s on the Beach? and What’s in the Garden?
Each: 12 pp • 7.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
June • $11.99 Cloth • Hodder Children’s

What’s That Noise, Mr Croc?
What’s that noise, Mr Croc? It’s just me playing the pots and pans!
Join Mr Croc as he makes all sorts of noises but be careful when you hear
those snappy teeth! Snip, snap!
9780340960011

Scared or Not, Mr Croc?
It’s nighttime and Mr Croc is having a sleepover with all his friends, but snappy
things keep popping up. Who is scared? Is it Mr Croc?
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MR CROC
Each: 18 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
August • $12.99 Cloth • Hodder Children’s

Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc
A Flap and Pop-Up Book
Mr Croc and friends are ready for their own Olympics. But will Mr Croc
ever win his own gold medal? Each spread features a different sport as
all the friends have fun with tennis, running, cycling, swimming, and canoeing. Exuberant, inventive pop-ups will keep children entertained as
they join in the events with Mr Croc.
9780340988763

Come and Play, Mr Croc
A Flap and Pop-Up Book
“Plenty of play opportunities in this interactive book . . . sturdy pages
and vibrant illustrations make this a winner.” —Junior
Mr Croc and his friends play outside and inside and have lots of fun. There’s
Elsie the Elephant, Zebedee the Zebra, Lulu the Leopard, and Wilf the Wolf.
Readers can come and play with Mr Croc and have lots and lots of fun!
9780340931189

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BOUNCY
Emily Bolam
Join in for lots of bouncy fun! Each with four bouncing characters attached with elastic
and moveable by ribbon, these unique books are sure to delight even the youngest of readers.
Children will love to read the simple text, pull the ribbons, and bounce along.
Emily Bolam is a children’s books illustrator whose previous work includes the Chunky Farm books;
the Chunky Safari books; and the Touch, Look, and Learn series, which includes Colors and Counting.
Each: 8 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Novelty
May • $7.99 Board Book • Campbell Books

Bouncy Farm

Piglets love bouncing in the mud. Bounce! Bounce! Bounce!

Sheep, pig, horse, and chick will have children joining in with lots of fun on the farm.
9780230741430

Bouncy Jungle
Lions love bouncing over the rocks. Bounce! Bounce! Bounce!
Monkey, lion, elephant, and zebra will have children joining in with lots of fun in the jungle.
9780230741447

Bouncy Garden

Squirrels love bouncing in the leaves. Bounce! Bounce! Bounce!

Frog, squirrel, little bird, and mouse will have children joining in with lots of fun in the garden.
9780230741454

Bouncy Pets

Kittens love bouncing with their toys. Bounce! Bounce! Bounce!

Puppy, bunny, kitten, and guinea pig will have children joining in with lots of fun with
the pets.
9780230741461

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BUSY BOOKS
Rebecca Finn
Each page has a tab to push, pull, or slide, revealing exciting new parts of the picture.
Full of delightful detail and magical mechanisms, these are the perfect books for
keeping busy hands and busy minds entertained for hours.
Rebecca Finn illustrated the Cuddly Cuffs series, which includes Little Bunny and Little Ducky.
Each: 10 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Novelty
April • $7.99 Board Book • Campbell Books

Busy Farm

A world of farmyard fun comes to life

It’s a busy day down on the farm.
Who’s that hiding in the barn?
There is so much to see and do on this busy farm! Readers can meet the
farmyard animals, help the farmer baling hay, and join in with rounding
up the sheep at bedtime.
9780230739871

Busy Town

Get ready for a busy day in town

Off to town, in a rush,
Climb aboard the yellow bus!
There is so much to do! Young readers can ride on the bus, feed the ducks
in the park, and do some shopping before heading home to bed.
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HIDE AND SLIDE
These brightly illustrated board books ask children questions about the animals on each page.
When children pull the sliding pages, they reveal fascinating facts about extraordinary creatures.
Each: 10 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–5 • Novelty
April • $7.99 Board Book • Egmont UK

Into the Wild
Hide and Slide
Laura Green
Illustrations by Michelle Todd
Who is hiding in the bush? Pull the pages to find out!
Children will get to know all sorts of jungle animals in this colorful tale.
They will pull apart the extended pages to find out who is following the
big elephants, what ssssomething is ssssliding past, and who is hiding in
the swamp.
Laura Green is a children’s book author and illustrator. Michelle Todd is
the illustrator of Write and Wipe Activity – Princesses.
9781405255677

Dinosaur Hunt
Hide and Slide
Beth Harwood
Illustrations by Michelle Todd
Who’s chasing velociraptor? Pull the pages to see!
Dinosaurs are always popular with children, and lively illustrations of these
prehistoric beasts will appeal to young readers as they embark on a dinosaur
hunt and explore their prehistoric world. They can pull the sliding pages
to find all the wild and wonderful dinosaurs hiding in this book.
Beth Harwood is the author of the Snappy Sounds series, including Ho, Ho,
Ho! and Vroom! Michelle Todd is the illustrator of Write and Wipe Activity – Princesses.
9781405255684

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GO WILD WITH . . .
Neal Layton
Neal Layton is the author of The Mammoth Academy, the Smarties Prize–winning Oscar and Arabella series,
The Story of Everything, The Sunday Blues, and the illustrator of the Emily Brown series.
Each: 12 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Board Books
May • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Board Book • Pavilion Children’s

Opposites

Go wild with the biggest to the smallest and the noisiest to the quietest of animals

Smooth as a snake or prickly as a porcupine, from a big elephant to a little mouse,
animals can be so different that they are opposites! From the slowest to the fastest
and the hardest to the softest animals around, these delightful illustrations will
ensure an energetic and enjoyable experience.
9781843651758

Designs

From stars to stripes, go wild in this vibrant introduction to designs

Different animals wear different designs. From stripy zebras and spirals on a
snail shell to zigzags on a snake’s skin, these animals will dazzle young readers with their exciting and special patterns.
9781843651765

Noises

Get ready to roar like a lion and go wild in this colorful and fun introduction
to animal noises

A barking dog, a buzzing bee, a squawking parrot—our world is filled with lots of
noisy animals. From growling bears to squeaking mice, these bright and lively illustrations make this a perfect first exploration for anyone with a sense of adventure.
9781843651772

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LITTLEBOB AND PLUM

Playtime with Littlebob and Plum
Guy Parker-Rees
A delightful book with peekaboo, lift-the-flap surprises on every page,
by the bestselling illustrator of Giraffes Can’t Dance
“Parker-Rees’s kicky depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals
boogying on the dance floor are the highlight here. His watercolor
and pen-and-ink artwork exudes a fun, party vibe.” —Publishers
Weekly on Giraffes Can’t Dance
Introducing Littlebob and Plum—perhaps the most adorable toddler book
twosome readers are ever likely to meet! They are always looking for fun,
and they like nothing more than sharing happy times together. Littlebob
and Plum won’t let the rain spoil their day and decide to play hide-andseek indoors instead. Children can join them in their game of hide-andseek in this sturdy lift-the-flap book full of soft, bright illustrations.
Guy Parker-Rees is the illustrator of such children’s books as All Afloat
on Noah’s Boat, Giraffes Can’t Dance, and Spooky Hour.
20 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Novelty
9781408304204 • July • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Rumble, Roar, Dinosaur!
Tony Mitton
Illustrations by Lynne Chapman
Children will love discovering a whole host of dinosaurs in this fun-filled liftthe-flap poetry book
“With its expressive cartoon dinosaurs, this lift-the-flap poetry book emphasizes fun over science. The rhymes have plenty of bounce . . . zippy illustrations and interactive format.” —Publishers Weekly
“The smooth writing reads aloud well. . . . The playful design and typeface
enhance the funny pictures; the silly, googly-eyed look of most of the dinosaurs is especially appealing.” —School Library Journal
“The short length of the poems, humorous illustration and, of course, those
ever-popular flaps all combine to make this a sure hit.” —Kirkus Reviews
Each spread in this cleverly illustrated book features a short rhyming poem in
which a different dinosaur introduces itself. Mixing humor with information, the
poems include details about where each dinosaur lived, what it ate, and how it
got around. Accompanied by amusing and colorful illustrations, and full of liftthe-flap surprises, this is the perfect book for preschool paleontologists.
Tony Mitton is a popular children’s poet whose titles include Dinosaurumpus, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Roaring Rockets, and the bestselling Amazing Machines series. Lynne Chapman has been an illustrator for more than 20 years. Her books
include Class Three All at Sea and Mule School. They also collaborated on Gnash, Gnaw, Dinosaur!
24 pp • 10 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Novelty
9780330506762 • June • $9.99 New in Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

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The Story of the Little Mole Who
Knew It Was None of His Business
Sound Edition
Werner Holzwarth
Illustrations by Wolf Erlbruch
The outrageous bestseller is back—now with splat-tastic sounds on
every spread!
From the loud “folump!” of the cow to the little “ting” as the mole exacts his revenge, this modern classic of toilet humor is now available with
sound. A terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole one bright, sunny morning. When he looks out of his hole—PLOP! Something that looks just like
a sausage lands on his head. Whodunit? Our little hero sets out to find
who has left their business on his head. In the end, with the help of some
flies, Little Mole gets his revenge. Now a new generation of readers can
enjoy this one-of-a-kind, stinky, and delightful story.
Werner Holzwarth has worked in advertising and as a creative director and journalist. Wolf Erlbruch is a children’s book
illustrator who teaches illustration and design.
24 pp • 12 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Novelty
9781843651321 • April • $17.99 (Can $19.99) Board Book • Pavilion Children’s

Also available:

The Story of the Mole
Who Knew It Was
None of His Business
Pop-Up Edition
9781843650959
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth

The Story of Things
From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in 10 Pop-Up Spreads
Neal Layton
Paper Engineering by Corina Fletcher
An exploration of ideas, inventions, and discoveries from the Stone
Age to the modern age in pop-up
“This is an extraordinary book . . . funny, brilliant, and endlessly
fascinating.” —Books for Children
Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live
in now, this ingenious novelty book traces the development of human artifacts and ideas. Packed with energetic illustrations, quirky humor, and
information—from ancient civilizations to Michelangelo, Isaac Newton
to steam power, to modern technology—the ideas are made accessible for
the very young with pop-ups, flaps, and tabs on every spread.
Neal Layton is the author of The Mammoth Academy, the Smarties Prize–
winning Oscar and Arabella series, The Story of Everything, The Sunday Blues, and the illustrator of the Emily Brown series. Corina Fletcher
is a graphic designer who specializes in pop-up books and paper engineering. Her titles include Giraffe’s Can’t Dance; The Global
Garden, which was awarded the 2006 Aventis Children’s Science Book of the Year; and Guess How Much I Love You.
22 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty
9780340945322 • June • $19.99 Cloth • Hodder Children’s

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MY FIRST DISCOVERIES
Beautiful first information books reveal the marvels of the world using transparent acetate
pages that lift, revealing a related illustration underneath: the skeleton inside a bird, the seeds
and stones inside fruit, the bare winter tree that will come of a green tree. The illustrations help
young readers understand the world around them and discover how it changes.
Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

Water
45 Color Illustrations
9781851034031
(Replaces 9780590623698) • April

The Body
70 Color Illustrations
9781851033966 • May

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Dinosaurs
48 Color Illustrations
9781851033799 • May

The Seashore
63 Color Illustrations
9781851033942 • June

Farm Animals
88 Color Illustrations
9781851033812 • May

MY FIRST DISCOVERIES
Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

The Jungle
30 Color Illustrations
9781851033997 • June

The Egg
67 Color Illustrations
9781851033805 • August

Homes
57 Color Illustrations
9781851033980 • June

Trains
38 Color Illustrations
9781851034000 • August

Trees
60 Color Illustrations
9781851034017 • August

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TORCHLIGHT
Included in the back of each book is a press-out paper “torch,” along with a slot to store it in.
As children slip the “torch” between the transparent plastic picture pages and the black pages,
they discover details hidden in each picture, illuminating the facts explained in the book and giving
the sense of exploring in the dark. Educational and playful, these books encourage observation,
concentration, and reading. Ingenious printing techniques allow the illustrations to show what
is normally hidden. Young readers will be amazed by what they light up using the magic torch.
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Torchlight

Let’s Look at Animals by Night
While we sleep, nocturnal animals are out and about. See owls hunt and cats prowl,
and find out how bats find their way in the dark.
52 Color Illustrations • 9781851032822 • April

Let’s Look at Dinosaurs
Travel back in time to the dark, distant past and meet plateosaurus, diplodocus, iguanodon, and the great sea monsters.
50 Color Illustrations • 9781851032808 • June

Let’s Look at Castles
Follow the action as a castle is under attack—enemies scale the walls and batter at
the gates, invading the castle and fighting until dawn.
64 Color Illustrations • 9781851032860 • June

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TORCHLIGHT
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Torchlight

Let’s Look at Archimboldo’s Portraits
Enter the imaginary world of a most unusual artist as Guiseppe Archimboldo forms
faces with fruit, flowers, vegetables, leaves, fish, and shells.
69 Color Illustrations • 9781851032907 • June

Let’s Look at the Jungle
Explore the jungle, discovering how it grows and where to find its unusual
birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles.
42 Color Illustrations • 9781851033324 • August

Let’s Look at the Circus
Find out about the animals and people who perform in the circus, such as acrobats,
clowns, and jugglers.
52 Color Illustrations • 9781851033676 • August

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FIRST DISCOVERY
Beautiful detailed illustrations help children understand the world around them,
while transparent pages help them discover how things change. As the transparent overlay pages
are turned, the picture beneath reveals the unexpected side of things—an egg hatches into
a baby crocodile and the Colorado River wears away soft rock to create the Grand Canyon.
Each: 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery

The Moon
Why does the Moon turn round the Earth? Find out about the different phases of the Moon.
Discover how eclipses of the Moon and the Sun happen.
34 pp • 51 Color Illustrations • 9781851033669 • April

The Earth’s Surface
What is geography and what does it tell us about the Earth? What is a peak, a crest, a bay,
and a pass? Learn all about the surface of the Earth and how it is changing.
32 pp • 31 Color Illustrations • 9781851033621 • April

Dolphins
Dolphins are warm-blooded mammals like humans, but are born underwater and live in
the sea. They “talk” and help one another when in danger.
32 pp • 61 Color Illustrations • 9781851033645 • May

Parrots
Discover the huge range of bright-colored plumage of the many species of parrots and their
cousins: macaws, parakeets, lorikeets, and rosellas.
34 pp • 45 Color Illustrations • 9781851033706 • May

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FIRST DISCOVERY
Each: 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery

The Crocodile
Crocodiles have been living on the Earth longer than any other animal. Find out how they
are born and how many babies survive.
34 pp • 77 Color Illustrations • 9781851033171 • June

The Desert
See how the heat, the cold, and the wind shape the landscape. Discover how people, plants,
and animals survive in these desolate regions of the Earth.
34 pp • 55 Color Illustrations • 9781851032990 • June

Pirates
Find out who the pirates of the Caribbean Sea were, how they lived, when they first appeared, and why.
36 pp • 24 Color Illustrations
9781851033430 • August

Halloween
The origins of our celebration on the night of October 31st as the time when ghosts, witches,
and other spirits pay us a visit is revealed.
34 pp • 37 Color Illustrations • 9781851033140 • August

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CLOSE-UP
Each book comes with a press-out “magnifying glass” of sturdy paper which,
when moved between the book’s see-through acetate pages and the black pages beneath,
brightens and reveals hidden details of the various topics—the mosquito in the pond,
the squid in the ocean depths, and the hummingbird in the rainforest. Children are allowed
to discover more about animal life in various familiar habitats by exploring the stunning
illustrations in the dark pages of the book, with accompanying text giving scientific detail.
The back of the book features a slot for the magnifying glass’s safekeeping.
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Novelty/Nonfiction
April • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Close-up

Let’s Look at the Pond
Young readers will find that the pond is full of animal and plant life, including water skaters (the ends of its long legs are covered in a kind of oil, so it
can float on the surface without getting wet or sinking) and frogs (its skin allows air to come through its pores so it can breathe).
55 Color Illustrations • 9781851033386

Let’s Look at the Ocean Depths
Deep down in the oceans, strange, monstrous creatures exist, such as a hatchet fish
(its wafer-thin, silvery body is like a mirror, which reflects a double image of itself
and makes it difficult for predators to know where it is) or a bearded angler (its
trailing beard lights up, luring tiny sea creatures into its glowing tangled filaments).
57 Color Illustrations • 9781851033638

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CLOSE-UP
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Novelty/Nonfiction
April • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Close-up

Let’s Look at the Hedge
The hedge is full of animal and plant life. Readers will take a closer look through
a microscope at a field mouse (its teeth are strong enough to gnaw holes in wood),
a hedgehog (when it feels threatened, it rolls into a ball), and a snail (its shell
protects it from the sun, wind, and rain, but it also acts as its lungs).
56 Color Illustrations • 9781851033393

Let’s Look at the Stream
A close-up look at the animal life in the stream reveals creatures such as the diving beetle (its eyes are divided into two parts which allow it to see as well underwater as on the surface) and the crayfish (the end of its tail spreads out into
a fan, with which it can push itself backwards and escape quickly).
56 Color Illustrations • 9781851033591

Let’s Look at the Vegetable Garden
The vegetable garden is full of very hungry insects. Readers can try to spot the
cardinal beetle (they are bright red and love to gnaw on onions) and the fruit bug
(when it takes bites out of strawberries, it injects poison into them, turning them
black) among the vegetables.
79 Color Illustrations • 9781851033614

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FIRST DISCOVERY ART
See the magic of art revealed through transparent pages, foldouts, and die-cuts. Such effects
help readers understand that imaginations of artists, as they read about such wonders as Picasso
inventing cubism, Matisse assembling collages, and Christo creating an unusual landscape.
Each: 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–11 • Novelty/Nonfiction
June • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery Art

The Impressionists
Discover the painters who became the masters of immediate impressions by looking at the way they saw country and city life, the sea, summer, and winter. Find
out more about these magicians of light, who could capture the color of the sky
and the fleeting moment with just a few brushstrokes.
32 pp • 70 Color Illustrations • 9781851032969

Paul Gauguin
Join Paul Gauguin in Paris at the age of 40, when he decided to become a painter
and moved to Britanny. Next follow him to Tahiti, where, as a “naïve painter,”
he portrayed tropical paradise in startling colors for the rest of his life. A gatefold highlights one of his paintings.
32 pp • 60 Color Illustrations • 9781851033577

The Palace of Versailles
Spend a day with the Sun King, Louis XIV, in his magnificent palace of Versailles.
Afterward, take a walk in the huge palace gardens adorned with splendid statues
and magnificent fountains. A center gatefold highlights the Hall of Mirrors.
30 pp • 26 Color Illustrations • 9781851033737

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You Can Draw Anything
Kim Gamble
If you look—really look—and see the lines and shapes
that things are made of, you can draw anything
Children will learn that if they can write numbers and the
letters A through Z, they can draw anything. With stepby-step guidance, helpful tips, and flip pictures, the book
shows how to draw animals, faces, bodies, people in action, buildings, machines, and anything else kids can think
of. Giving pictures depth, using perspective, and using light
and shade are also explained. Plenty of stories, jokes, and
examples make this approach to drawing intriguing, effective, and fun.
Kim Gamble is an artist and picture book illustrator. He
is the illustrator of the Tashi series and the author of You
Can Do Great Lettering.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Ages 9–12 • Activity
9781742377988 (Replaces 9781863736800) • April
$8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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The Lion Bible for Me
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Emily Bolam
A small-format, simply told Bible, packed full of stories especially for toddlers
Toddlers will be delighted with this colorful Bible, which is comprehensive yet accessible
with 46 stories about all the key people and events in the Bible. They are told in short,
simple episodes with lots of bright pictures for early learners to browse. The small
size of this book makes it great for little hands, while the padded cover and pictures
give this a user-friendly quality.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes
and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Emily Bolam is a highly successful children’s illustrator whose previous work includes the Chunky Farm books; the Chunky Safari
books; and the Touch, Look, and Learn series which includes Colors and Counting.
96 pp • 5.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745962641 • July • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

The Lion Children’s Bible
Retold by Pat Alexander
Illustrations by Carolyn Cox
A worldwide bestseller for 30 years with more than four million copies in print, this
is a comprehensive retelling of the biblical narrative for young readers
“The Lion Children’s Bible has been a major success story all over the world.”
—Universe
“All the main stories of the Old and New Testaments are attractively presented . . .
like a series of rich, short stories.” —Good Book Guide
All the significant stories of the Old and New Testaments—from Genesis to the book of
Acts—are retold in clear, simple language that children understand. The stories may be
read on their own, yet they form a continuous narrative which closely follows the “one
story” of God and His people contained in the whole Bible.
Pat Alexander is the former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is also the compiler
and author of many books ranging from the bestselling Lion Handbook to the Bible to
The Lion First Bible. Carolyn Cox is the illustrator of My Own Book of Bible Stories.
256 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 73 Color Illustrations• Four-color Interior • Ages 7–12 • Religious
9780745919393 • June • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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The Lion First Book of Bible Stories
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Barbara Vagnozzi
Favorite Bible stories retold with lots of bright illustrations for children to treasure
“Right from the first page I found that the words were
itching to be read out loud. There is every opportunity
for plenty of expression and the chance to make the
stories really memorable for a young child.”
—Good Book Stall
With an easy-to-read text from a much-loved retelling of children’s Bible stories, and lots of illustrations packed full of character, this treasury of Bible stories is designed to introduce young
readers to the great stories that have shaped Western culture.
Eighteen stories are retold from the Old and New Testaments,
covering the Bible’s most well-known events and best-loved people, from the creation story to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
Along with the bright illustrations that fill the pages, these easy
retellings are compellingly child friendly throughout.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have
been translated into more than 30 languages, including The
First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own
Bible. Barbara Vagnozzi is the illustrator of God Bless Me and
books in the Finger-Trail series.
96 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745962078 • April • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s

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The Lion Bible in Its Time
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Steve Noon
An exciting tour of the great events of the Bible in their
geographical and historical setting
This book enables young readers to access the Bible by linking its main stories and people to its fascinating and diverse historical and geographical setting. The 14
astonishingly detailed reconstructive vistas from the ancient
world illustrate salient points in biblical history, including
the great flood, the people of Israel in Egypt, Jerusalem,
Capernaum, and more. These vistas punctuate chapters that
further uncover the people, places, and events of the Bible,
illustrated with carefully referenced narrative pictures and
informative maps that unfold the great sweep of biblical
events. The result is engaging and accessible to young readers, both browsers and aspiring scholars.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that
have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and
My Very Own Bible. Steve Noon illustrated the awardwinning A Street Through Time.
64 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 17 Color Photos
44 Color Illustrations • 10 Maps • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–12 • Religious
9780745960159 • April • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s

Also available:
Journey into
the Bible
9780745960883
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth

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Animal Stories from the Bible
Retold by Lois Rock
Illustrations by Martina Peluso
Eight favorite Bible stories retold by the animals who
were there
The Bible is full of animals who often play a central part
in the unfolding of its stories but are sometimes overlooked
or misunderstood. The eight stories in this illustrated collection are narrated by some of those creatures, each offering a unique point of view and fresh insights into their
often-told tales. Among the menagerie, meet the raven that
Noah released from the ark, the lions in Daniel’s den, and
the lamb at the stable in Bethlehem. True to the Bible yet
freshly original, their stories are told with sincerity and
simple faith. For teachers and parents wanting to get the
most from the collection, an “About the Stories” section
includes Bible references and notes to help unpack the
deeper meaning of each tale.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that
have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and
My Very Own Bible. Martina Peluso is an illustrator of
children’s books and greetings cards whose work includes
Joseph and the Sabbath Fish.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 40 Color Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Religious
9780745962207 • April • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s

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The Animals’ Christmas
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Giuliano Ferri
A retelling of the Nativity story, where wild animals gather in peace around the manger
From the annunciation to the first Christmas night, this story reflects the message of
peace at the heart of the season. As Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men
set off on their journeys towards Bethlehem, the animals that they pass—including a
goat, ox, wolf, leopard, and lion—begin to follow out of curiosity. When Mary and
Joseph find a place of shelter in the stable and baby Jesus is born, the animals gather
around the manger, creating the perfect scene of the “peaceable kingdom” in which all
creation lives in harmony together.
Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise Go!, Prayers for Little Angels, Run
Little Chicken Run!, Two-Minute Animal Stories, and Two-Minute Bible Stories. Giuliano
Ferri’s art has been exhibited worldwide, from the Pompidou Center in Paris to the Itabashi
Art Museum in Tokyo. He has illustrated such children’s books as Best Friends, Christmas Cakes, Peace on Earth, Little Tad Grows Up, and Small Camel Follows the Star.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Seasonal/Religious
9780745963341 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

The Shepherd Girl of Bethlehem
A Nativity Story
Carey Morning
Illustrations by Alan Marks
Weaving the Nativity story into an original tale, this evocative Christmas book exudes a heartwarming message about love—between father and daughter, and God
and his people
“Lovely to read aloud and helps give a sense of place to little ones as you’re
reading aloud. . . . The nighttime pictures are well drawn, with a wonderful sense
of the light coming from the star in the sky and then the contrast of the dark
night with the warmth and glow of the stable.” —Bookbag
A little shepherd girl loves her father greatly, and adores spending time with him on
the hillside, tending his flocks. But one night, he is called away and she can’t find him.
She anxiously searches high and low, eventually finding him at a stable in Bethlehem,
where her journey ends with a most glorious discovery. Alan Marks’s illustrations—
crafted in detailed ink and deep watercolor washes—flow through the pages, taking
the story toward its colorful end.
Carey Morning was born in Connecticut but now lives in Scotland. This is her first book. Alan Marks has been illustrating children’s books for 25 years; his work includes Little Lost Bat, A Mother’s Journey, and Rickie and Henri. He was awarded the
Carnegie Medal with Kevin Crossley-Holland for Storm.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious/Seasonal
9780745963686 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Book of Five-Minute
Christmas Stories
John Goodwin
Illustrations by Richard Johnson
A bright and brilliant collection of Christmas stories,
retold with verve for today’s children
“Warm and witty stories . . . stylishly illustrated, the
10 tales will revive your will to cope.” —Carousel
“Each [story] can be read aloud in just five minutes,
but its warmth, wit, and wisdom will last throughout
the season.” —Primary Times
This book presents 10 stories that retell the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, told from different characters’
points of view: the donkey who carries Mary to Bethlehem taking pride in his job; the caring innkeeper’s wife who
notices that Mary needs a bit of comfort; and even the choir
of angels whose rehearsal is interrupted due to an important and sudden concert they must give. Following the
Gospel stories, storyteller John Goodwin gives the familiar Christmas stories a refreshing twist, while Richard Johnson adds his lively and warm illustrations to shine a light
on the Christmas message.
John Goodwin is the author of An Arkful of Animal Stories and The Lion Book of Five-Minute Animal Stories.
Richard Johnson won the Association of Illustrators
award for children’s book illustration. He also illustrated
The Lion Book of Five-Minute Bible Stories.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 41 Color Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious/Seasonal
9780745969268 • August
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

Also available:
Each: $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth

The Lion Book of FiveMinute Animal Stories
9780745960845

The Lion Book of FiveMinute Bedtime Stories

The Lion Book of FiveMinute Parables

9780745961439

9780745960128

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BABY’S FIRST
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Stephen Barker
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing
Green, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Stephen Barker has illustrated a
number of early years books, including Big Zebra and Little Zebra, Froggy Hops!, Jolly Jungle, and Playtime Pets.
Each: 12 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

Baby’s First Prayers

Surround a little child with heavenly blessings as together you say these
simple prayers

Little baby, just awakened,
you are part of God’s creation.
With a bright illustration and a very simple verse per each spread, this
board book is especially for the very, very young. The colorful, blocky illustrations will help with simple picture recognition and early language
awareness, and the sturdy board book format will survive all that a baby
can throw at it.
Religious/Board Books • 9780745962658 • August

Baby’s First Christmas

Bring joy to baby’s first Christmas as together you share this bright and
festive book
“Chewable, readable, enjoyable.” —Good Book Stall

With one bright illustration and one or two words per page, this board book
is especially for the very, very young. The colorful, blocky illustrations will
help with simple picture recognition and early language awareness, and the
sturdy board book format will survive all that a baby can throw at it.
Religious/Seasonal • 9780745962566 • October

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MY VERY LITTLE
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages,
including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Alex Ayliffe’s characteristic
paper collage illustrations for Boo Barney won her the Sainsbury’s Best Book for Babies award.
Each: 12 pp • 4 x 4 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

My Very Little Christmas Story

A colorful rhyming retelling of the Christmas story—ideal for early
learners hearing it for the first time

The Christmas story is told in appealing rhyme with bright, playful, papercollage illustrations in this small, chunky board book format that is especially appealing for little hands.
Religious/Seasonal • 9780745962573 • October

My Very Little Noah’s Ark Story

A rhyming story of Noah and the Ark in a chunky board book format,
perfect for little ones

This engaging retelling of the Noah’s Ark story is told in appealing rhyme
with bright, playful, paper-collage illustrations. It is ideal for early learners who are hearing the Noah’s Ark story for the first time.
Religious/Board Books • 9780745963181 • August

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MY VERY FIRST STICKER BOOKS
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe
Bright, colorful characters are featured as stickers in these story and activity books. Underneath
the retellings are extra activities—counting, naming, identifying—for which extra stickers are supplied.
The stickers come on a double-page spread in the center of the book, and are grouped and numbered
according to activity in order to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages,
including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Alex Ayliffe’s characteristic
paper collage illustrations for Boo Barney won her the Sainsbury’s Best Book for Babies award.
Each: 16 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious/Activity
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book
A lovely Christmas story book complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands
9780745962139 • October

My Very First Jonah and the Whale
Sticker Book
Children join in Jonah’s astonishing adventure with a whale—complete with activities and stickers
9780745961392 • June

My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book
A wonderful activity book that follows the story of Noah’s Ark—
complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands
9780745961385 • April

My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book
A wonderful activity book that follows the story of Jesus—
complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands
9780745963327 • April

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SPARKLERS: CELEBRATIONS
Katie Dicker
Sparklers: Celebrations provide a colorful framework in which children are encouraged
to learn about annual festivals and different cultures around the world.
Katie Dicker is a children’s nonfiction writer. Her books include I Belong
to the Hindu Faith and I Belong to the Jewish Faith.
Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Ages 5–7 • Seasonal/Nonfiction
August • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Evans Brothers

Christmas
This children’s book helps readers find out more about this important Christian
festival—from the birth of Jesus to different Christmas traditions. Readers are introduced to aspects of preparation, such as Advent calendars, cards and decorations,
and the festival itself with family gatherings, church services, gifts, and carols.
9780237543686

Easter
Easter helps children find out more about this important Christian festival—from
the resurrection of Jesus to different Easter traditions. Readers are introduced to life
cycles and aspects of renewal, and the festival itself with family gatherings, parades,
Easter eggs, and special Easter food.
9780237543693

Divali
Divali helps children find out more about this important festival of lights—from
the start of the Hindu New Year to different Divali traditions. Readers are introduced to the story of the Ramayana and different Hindu gods. They also learn about
divas and decorations, New Year rituals, and special Divali food.
9780237543709

Chinese New Year
This book helps children find out more about this important annual festival. Readers are introduced to the Chinese calendar and aspects of preparation, such as cleaning and decorating. They also learn about the festival itself with parades, dragon dances,
family gatherings, gifts, and special food.
9780237543716

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Where Are Santa’s Pants?
Richard Merritt
Ho, ho . . . oh no! Santa’s lost his pants! This is certainly a much more urgent situation than finding Waldo
It is the middle of Christmas, the crowds are out in full, and Santa has lost his pants.
The trouble is, he doesn’t know where he lost them. Was it at the department store?
Was it on the beach? Was it at ice rink? Or was it at the railway station? This ultimate
seek-and-find puzzle book is crammed with hilarious detail—and Santa’s pants are to
be found somewhere on each spread.
Richard Merritt is the author of Take a Hike!
32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Seasonal
9781921541506 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Little Hare Books

Also available:

Take a Hike!
9781921049859
$7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper

Sounds Spooky
Christopher Cheng
Illustrations by Sarah Davis
It’s dark and there are spooky sounds filling the air. Who, or what, is making them?
Whistling wind through the trees,
Squealing bats flying past,
Knocking noises on my window . . .
What’s that noise I can hear?
This scary picture book is perfect for Halloween. Filled with onomatopoeia and a
delightfully spooky twist, it will have young readers listening for those scary sounds
and chanting, “What’s that noise that I can hear? I’m not scared!”
Christopher Cheng had more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction published
around the world. In recognition of his distinguished service to children’s
literature, he won the 2009 Lady Cutler Award. Sarah Davis is the award-winning
illustrator of Fearless and Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam.
32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781864718799 • August • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Random House Australia

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SPOOKY SOUNDS
Jenny Arthur
Spooky and silly sound books with a Press Me button
on the front will help little ones join in the fun.
Jenny Arthur is the illustrator of The Dinosaur Rock,
My Big Book of Monsters, and Smidge.
Each: 10 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Novelty
August • $7.99 Board Book • Campbell Books

Little Witch

Little Witch is gathering ingredients for a very special spell

Press the CACKLE button and follow Little Witch as she collects things for her latest spell. When she puts them all into her cauldron and says the magic words, she
creates a new friend!
9780230744875

Little Ghost
Little Ghost loves scaring his friends—but is there something he is afraid of?
Press the WOOO button and follow Little Ghost as he has fun jumping out and scaring all his friends. But when it’s time to go to bed, there’s something on Little Ghost’s
pillow that he finds a bit scary!
9780230744882

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The Beasties
Jenny Nimmo
Illustrations by Gwen Millward
A picture book collaboration between the author
of the fantastically successful Charlie Bone
series and her artist daughter
On a starry, starry night Daisy hears a growl that
makes her heart go pit-a-pat. It sounds like a story.
Every night a new tale drifts up to Daisy—tales of
robbers, shipwrecks, and lost princesses—until one
night everything goes very quiet. Daisy very slowly
looks under the bed to find . . . three storytelling
beasties! Beautifully painted illustrations and a lilting, magical text make this picture book about the
power of imagination and the comfort of storytelling
a visual treat.
Jenny Nimmo is a New York Times and USA Today
bestselling children’s author whose books include
the Charlie Bone series and The Snow Spider, winner of the Smarties Grand Prix. Gwen Millward is
the illustrator of The Bog Baby and Guess What I
Found in Dragon Wood.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781405243353 • May • $8.99 Paper
Egmont UK

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Night Monkey Day Monkey
Julia Donaldson
Illustrations by Lucy Richards
An excellent choice for bedtime, this Smarties Book Prize–winning tale of two confused monkeys illustrates the differences between daytime and nighttime
“A clever way of reassuring small children about nighttime.” —Evening Standard
Night Monkey and Day Monkey’s worlds are as different as night and day! What one
fears, the other one loves, what one understands, only confuses the other. But in learning about each other’s opposite worlds and laughing at their own misunderstandings,
they learn to be the best of friends. This boisterous and rhythmic read-along story by
Julia Donaldson is stunningly illustrated by Lucy Richards.
Julia Donaldson is the author of more than 60 books, including The Gruffalo, The
Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Spiffiest Giant
in Town. Lucy Richards is the author of The Magic Sky and the illustrator of Snap.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780749748937 (Replaces 9781405234375) • April • $9.99 Paper Reissue • Egmont UK

Daisy Plays Hide-and-Seek
Ellie Sandall
With delicately crafted watercolor illustrations, this simple yet sophisticated picture book depicts the most beautiful game of hide-and-seek readers are likely to see
Daisy is a very special cow. Like a chameleon, she can take
on the colors of the things around her, which makes her extremely good at playing hide-and-seek. Will her friend Jake
be able to find her? Will you? Exploring an unexpected yet
touching relationship between a boy and his magical cow, this
picture book features lovely visual jokes; playful, onomatopoeic language that is perfect for young children; and
a delightful, warm-hearted ending.
Ellie Sandall is the author and illustrator of Birdsong.
32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781405254571 • July • $8.99 Paper • Egmont UK

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Just Because
Rebecca Elliott
Amusing and often touching, this story encompasses
the issue of disability in a charming celebration of
sibling friendship
“Refreshingly, the story is about the bond between
the siblings and all that they can do. . . . It serves as
an excellent reminder that children in wheelchairs
are not defined by their disabilities.”
—School Library Journal
“Elliott does a rare thing, humorously and beautifully: she portrays a character with profound disabilities. . . . With its steady refrain and comforting
illustrations reminiscent of rag dolls, this book
would make a wonderful read-aloud.”
—Storypockets (Carnegie Library blog)
“This delightful, warm, beautifully illustrated picture book deserves a place on every bookshelf.”
—Jacqueline Wilson, author, Girls in Love
My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can’t walk,
talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane,
juggle, or do algebra. I don’t know why she doesn’t do
these things. Just because.
A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the
big sister he loves so much—just because, in this heartwarming picture book about being perfectly loved, no
matter what. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and
special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun
things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the
reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs—
and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the
wonderful things about her. Teachers and librarians will
appreciate this book for its sincere and convincing treatment of children with special needs, while parents will
use this book to encourage sibling friendship and to read
with children who are beginning to ask why a particular child they know is “different.”
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books,
including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9780745962351 (Replaces 9780745962672)
August • $9.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper
Lion Children’s

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Dogs of the World: Kit & Willy’s
Ultimate Guidebooks to Everything!
Zebedee Helm
Montanan cowboy Kit and his dog Willy host a hilarious and
subversive look at (not quite all of the) dogs of the world—
from Labradors to Shar Peis to Balloon Dogs (they only last
about a week, less if you have a cactus)
The Dachshund is probably the most sausage-like thing there
is, other than a sausage. Don’t keep him in the fridge however,
as he will eat EVERYTHING.
Hilarious and adorable illustrations accompany important dog
facts (the Old English Sheep Dog can’t see where it is going)
and advice (what you will need: plenty of glue and tape for sticking all your broken things back together again.) Adults and children alike will enjoy this irreverent and loving look at different
breeds, while benefiting from its lessons (never put a Bichon
Frisé in a bubble bath. You will not find it again.) From the inkspattered cover to the bark code on the back, this is a visual
delight for booklovers and dog lovers alike.
Zebedee Helm is an artist who has had regularly gallery exhibitions and has been published in the Spectator. His previous
children’s books are Maggie and Rose’s Lovely Story and Oscar
and Bentley Totally Save the Day and Are Heroes.
32 pp • 8 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9780956028433 • April • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Pucci Books

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Beatrice and Vanessa
John Yeoman
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
An unlikely pair of heroines take on a pack of wolves in this
hilarious story, illustrated by the inimitable Quentin Blake
“There is an appeal (and certainly some moxie) to swapping the expected happy ending for this more ruminative
approach.” —Booklist on The Heron and the Crane
“Quentin Blake’s illustrations are, as you’d expect, perfect for the story.” —Bookbag
Beatrice, the ewe, and Vanessa, the nanny-goat, have spent their
whole lives chomping and nattering in the same field. One dull
day they decide to go on vacation, only taking with them some
balloons and something more surprising, both of which turn
out to be very handy.
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The
Heron and the Crane, Our Village, and The Wild Washerwoman.
Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has
won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and
the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849392693 • May • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Also available:
Each: $9.99 Paper

The Bear’s
Water Picnic
9781849390040

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The Bear’s
Winter House

The Heron
and the Crane

9781842709160

9781849392006

Mouse Trouble
9781849392013

Sixes and Sevens
John Yeoman
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
Counting doesn’t have to be boring with
this wonderfully quirky counting book
illustrated by the esteemed Quentin Blake
“This zany number book collaboration
between Yeoman and Blake is tremendously successful. Verse and illustration
complement each other with delicious
absurdity.” —Books for Keeps
When Barnaby sets off on his raft, his
mother tells him to stop at each village on
the way to Limber Lea. Along the way he
ends up collecting a wild and surprising
bunch of passengers. Will he be able to
transport them all to Limber Lea without
any mishaps?
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous
collaborations include The Bear’s Water Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron
and the Crane, Our Village, and The Wild
Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald
Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won
the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway
Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award,
among numerous others.
32 pp • 10.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849393089 • July • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

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DR XARGLE
Jeanne Willis
Illustrations by Tony Ross
Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the author and illustrator team of numerous books, including Caterpillar
Dreams, Daft Bat, Old Dog, Shhh!, and the Smarties Book Prize–winner Tadpole’s Promise.
Each: 28 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
April • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets
From an award-winning picture book team comes a hilarious alien’s-eye view of
Earth babies
“Willis’s clever and original text will particularly delight older siblings who may
also find that babies are a separate species.” —Publishers Weekly
“Wickedly funny . . . Ross’ bright watercolors are zany and sophisticated, making the most of Willis’ wry observations. . . . The macabre Twilight Zone ending
adds to the fun.” —School Library Journal
“Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets.”
In this way Dr Xargle, the friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies. “Earthlets grow fur on their heads but not enough to keep them
warm. They must be wrapped in the hairdo of a sheep.” This is a hysterically funny
book, with a particularly wry look at the way we bring up babies: look out for the
“egg-mangle”—you may never want to eat eggs again.
9781849392921 (Replaces 9781842700679)

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Hounds
Alien Professor Xargle teaches his class of extraterrestrials about the quirky behavior of man’s best friend
“Ross complements the professor’s disquisition with his usual coterie of gleeful,
popeyed children and harassed adults, struggling doggedly to cope with their
pets’ exuberance. Madcap fun.” —School Library Journal
“Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Hounds. Earth Hounds
have fangs at the front and a waggler at the back. To find out which is which, hold
a sausage at both ends.”
Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow aliens on the nature and habits of
the earth creatures known to humans as “dogs,” in this hilarious follow-up to Dr
Xargle’s Book of Earthlets.
9781842701706 (Replaces 9780862642495)

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers
Dr Xargle’s zany perspective on cats will strike a chord with anyone in close relationship with these furry individuals
“An indispensable guide to feline habits.” —Times
“Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Tiggers. Earth Tiggers are made of furry material. They are available in Patterned or Plain.”
In this laugh-out-loud funny book, Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow
aliens on the nature and habits of the earth creatures known to us as cats.
9781849392976 (Replaces 9781842700549)

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In the Attic
Hiawyn Oram
Illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura
A young boy takes an imaginative climb into an attic of infinite possibilities in
this ode to a child’s fantasy world from the team behind A Boy Wants a Dinosaur
“Children will relate to this delightful tale. . . . A fine picture book that shows
the value of imagination in children.” —School Library Journal
“Quirky and inventive, this story should stimulate the imaginations of young
children.” —Booklist
A small boy, bored with all his toys, suddenly notices a trapdoor in the ceiling that
can be reached by climbing the ladder of his toy fire engine. Once up in the attic,
he finds a window that opens many other windows, entering a world where anything might happen, and he meets a very special friend.
Hiawyn Oram has published more than 60 books, including Kiss It Better; The Lion,
the Witch, and the Wardrobe picture book edition; the Rumblewick Diary series,
which includes My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School; and The Second Princess,
which was short-listed for the Smarties Prize. Satoshi Kitamura is a Mother Goose
Award and Smarties Prize–winning author-illustrator, whose books include Millie’s Marvelous Hat and What’s Wrong with My
Hair? They previously collaborated on A Boy Wants a Dinosaur.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849392983 • May • $8.99 Paper Reissue • Andersen Press

Comic Adventures of Boots
Satoshi Kitamura
A wonderful collection of comic tales, told in an engaging comic strip style, about the
lovable but dopey cat, Boots
“[Kitamura’s] books are suffused with both warmth and wit.” —David Wiesner,
author, Flotsam, for the New York Times Book Review
“The humor is simultaneously sly and outrageous even on the endpapers and in between the stories.” —School Library Journal starred review
“Kitamura wittily depicts cats as easygoing layabouts in these cinematic comics. . . .
With their big ears, dazed eyes, and nonplussed expressions, his cats are anything
but quick thinkers, and their neighborhood ‘adventures’ unfold at a leisurely pace
that heightens the absurd humor.” —Publishers Weekly
In the first of three hilarious stories told in graphic novel style, Boots schemes to regain
his prize napping spot from other cats through the use of treats. His next goofy adventure finds him meeting a duck, while the last story portrays the utter ridiculousness of
cats attempting to play charades.
Satoshi Kitamura is a Mother Goose Award and Smarties Prize–winning author-illustrator, whose books include Millie’s Marvelous
Hat and What’s Wrong with My Hair?
32 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Picture Books
9781842709085 • May • $8.99 Paper Reissue • Andersen Press

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Magpie’s Treasure
Kate Slater
Magpie learns what’s really important in life in this
stunning picture book full of intricate collage from
an exciting new author and illustrator
“Bright colors explode in Slater’s illustrations,
made in mixed-media collage, which have a
slightly three-dimensional effect. . . . The message
is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and
appealing tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A most attractively colorful picture book, each
illustration dazzling in a way to lure any magpie.
[It] should be pored over for hours. Kate Slater’s
debut as a writer/illustrator is to be welcomed.”
—School Librarian
Magnus Magpie is a bird with an eye for burglary. He
steals only the brightest, shiniest, most dazzling things
and stashes them secretly in a hollow at the top of his
tree. But do all these riches make him happy? It takes
a trip to the moon for Magnus to discover that all that
glitters is not gold and that true happiness can often
be found at home. This beautifully told and highly satisfying story contains detailed artwork that is perfect
for endless counting and matching games, making this
a book that will be read and returned to again and again.
Kate Slater is a freelance illustrator whose clients have
included the Guardian, Oxford University Press, and
Chicago-based ad agency Zig.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849390750 (Replaces 9781849390088)
June • $9.99 New in Paper • Andersen Press

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Rapunzel
Jutta Ash
A dazzlingly illustrated picture book that brings to life a classic Grimm’s tale
“The illustrations are a feast. . . . These pictures are reminiscent of old tapestries.
. . . Those who want their fairy tales illustrated can hardly do better.”
—School Library Journal on Jorinda and Joringel
A beautiful girl named Rapunzel, with long golden hair, is kept imprisoned in a lonely
tower by a horrible witch. One day, a prince passing by is enchanted by Rapunzel's
lovely singing voice and decides he must set her free.
Jutta Ash is the author and illustrator of Only a Cat and the illustrator of the Grimms’
tale Jorinda and Joringel.
32 pp • 9 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781849393720 • August • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

One World
Michael Foreman
A lovely and topical picture book about the threat of pollution to the environment, particularly the seashore
“His depiction of the children and the life of the seashore is accurate yet lyrical, with several interesting shifts in perspective. The little girl, refreshingly, is
definitely the leader.” —School Library Journal
“Foreman’s characteristically spacious composition and subtly graded washes
are in close harmony with his theme of the vastness and fragility of the natural
world.” —Times Literary Supplement
“Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.”
—Quentin Blake, author, Quentin Blake’s Ten Frogs
A brother and sister spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. They create their own tiny marine world in a bucket and, with its wildlife, shells, oil, and
even a tin can, it is a microcosm of the larger world outside. With a series of stunning watercolors, award-winning children’s author Michael Foreman makes clear
his underlying concern about pollution within the environment.
Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award and Smarties Prize–winning illustrator
who has worked on a vast range of children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, Hello World,
and Michael Foreman’s Mother Goose.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849393041 (Replaces 9781842703342) • June • $9.99 Paper Reissue
Andersen Press

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The Hill and the Rock
David McKee
Being content with one’s lot is the theme of this wonderfully quirky picture book
from the creator of Elmer
Mr. and Mrs. Quest lived in a little house on the very top of a hill. People from all
around came to visit and the view would have been perfect but for the rock that
blocked it. Fed up with no view, Mr. Quest decided to move the rock. He never expected what happened next! This deceptively simple and humorous picture book
is another understated masterpiece from a picture book master.
David McKee is one of the best-known illustrators of picture books, having created such modern classics as the Elmer series. His first book was published in 1964,
and his books are now published in more than 35 languages throughout the world.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849393058 • June • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Also available:

Elmer’s Baby
Record Book
9781842705346
$15.99 Paper

Tusk Tusk

Zebra’s Hiccups

The Conquerors

9781842705797
$7.95 Paper

9781842709238
$9.99 Paper

9781842704684
$9.99 Paper

One, Two, Cockatoo!
Sarah Garson
A delightful counting and hide-and-seek book rolled into one
“A fun story brimming with bright, full-page illustration and lots of
humor. A lovely book and a delight to share with children learning their
very first numbers.” —Armadillo Magazine
“An infectious and endearing book where cockatoos help children to
learn to count very effectively and without them even realizing.”
—Early Years Educator
One cockatoo on his own in a tree.
Two cockatoos fly over . . .
. . . that’s three!
Small children will love learning to count to 10, as they spot the cockatoos in
the pages of this gorgeous picture book.
Sarah Garson is the author of Daydream Dan and The Grump.
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books
9781842709443 • July • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

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Mr Underbed
Chris Riddell
An irresistible bedtime tale, reissued with all-new illustrations, and now in paperback
“A wonderful book that’s ideal for bedtime reading.” —Parents Magazine
“Not your typical monster-under-the-bed story. The large blue creature under
Jim’s bed is very friendly and oh-so-polite. . . . Children may need a little translation of Anglicisms such as bedclothes, wardrobe, and dressing gown, but they’ll
certainly enjoy this clever bedtime story.” —Children’s Literature
Jim wonders what to do when a shaggy blue head pops up from under his bed and
complains about having to sleep on a hard floor. He kindly allows the monster into
the bed, but he was not prepared for the monster’s snoring. As he investigates other
places in his room to sleep, he finds each spot is home to its own night creature—and
they all want into the bed too!
Chris Riddell is the author of The Da Vinci Cod and
Other Illustrations for Unwritten Books, Ottoline and
the Yellow Cat, and the Edge Chronicles, which includes
Beyond the Deep Woods. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and Nestlé Smarties Children’s Book
Prizes seven times, and is the acclaimed political cartoonist for the Observer.
32 pp • 9 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781842709429 (Replaces 9781842708217) • June
$9.99 New in Paper • Andersen Press

The Hunter
Paul Geraghty
Short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, this beautiful picture book tells a gripping and poignant story about courage and compassion for animals
“Seamlessly blends evocative writing and arresting images into a harmonious
whole. . . . An affecting, gently told story with a resounding message.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Simple text highlights the universality of the experience while breathtaking,
realistic, full-color illustrations accent the panorama of the countryside and some
of its ecological niches. . . . Brave Jamina is a heroine who will be welcome in
story time, classroom, or just for pleasure.” —School Library Journal
One day while playing hunters in the hot dry African bush, Jamina finds a baby elephant whimpering besides its dead mother. As Jamina bravely helps the little orphaned
elephant return to its herd, she goes on a journey of self-discovery and realizes that
she will never be a real hunter.
Paul Geraghty’s other titles include Help Me!, The Hoppameleon, Rotten and Rascal,
and Solo.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781849393768 • August • $9.99 New in Paper • Andersen Press

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WHEN NO-ONE’S LOOKING
Zana Fraillon
Illustrations by Lucia Masciullo
Zana Fraillon is the author of the Monstrum House series, including Locked In,
Creeped Out, Sucked Under, and Taken Over. Lucia Masciullo is the illustrator of Family Forest.
Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
June • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Hardie Grant Egmont

When No-one’s Looking on the Farm

What do all those animals on the farm do when no one is looking?

The ducks in the pond
swim and paddle all day.
They dip-dive and swirl
in fountains of spray.
But when no-one’s looking . . .
The animals on the farm can swim, stomp, and run, but when no one is
looking, they have all kinds of fun! This charming lift-and-reveal picture
book is perfect for young children and plays on the notion that animals
are up to funny and often absurd activities when no one is looking.
9781921502453

When No-one’s Looking at the Zoo

What are all the zoo animals up to when no one is looking?

The animals at the zoo can stretch, growl, and roar, but when no one is looking, they are up to much more! This charming lift-and-reveal picture book
is perfect for young children and plays on the notion that animals do funny
and often absurd activities when no one is looking
9781921502460

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Cooking with Grandma
Rosemary Mastnak
Grandma and Anya are back and this time they’re cooking up
a feast!
When Anya goes to stay with Grandma, they make all sorts of
delicious meals—and then they take them on adventures around
the house! This is a beautiful story about the special world that
exists between children and their grandparents.
Rosemary Mastnak is an award-winning watercolor artist. She
is the author of Dancing with Grandma.
28 pp • 12 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921564192 • July • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Hardie Grant Egmont

Adventures with Grandpa
Rosemary Mastnak
When a little boy knocks on the door of his grandpa’s shed,
he never knows what adventures are in store
It’s full of this and that.
Forgetten things.
Things he wants to save.
It like a magic cave!
Will they build a racing car? Or battle a scary dragon? Or float
away in a hot air balloon? This is a delightful romp through the
secret worlds that grandparents create with their grandchildren.
Rosemary Mastnak is an award-winning watercolor artist. She
is the author of Dancing with Grandma.
28 pp • 12 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921690761 • July • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Hardie Grant Egmont

Also available:
Dancing with Grandma
9781921288906
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth

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MICK INKPEN
Mick Inkpen
Mick Inkpen is a bestselling picture book artist and writer whose Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories
have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the Smarties Prize for Kipper’s A to Z (praised by
Publishers Weekly as one of the “most distinguished titles of the year”), the British Book Award for
Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children’s Book Award for Threadbear. His Kipper stories are the basis of
a television show that was hailed by Parenting Magazine as a Top 10 show for children under five.
Each: 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • Hodder Children’s

Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird

A story of friendship between very different animals, from beloved
Kipper creator Mick Inkpen

There are footprints all over the corner shop yard, and something has been
nibbling Rollo’s little red ball. Could the stinky little creature fast asleep in
the little fluffy bird’s nest have something to do with it? Mick Inkpen introduces instantly appealing new characters: Rollo, the caring, sweet-loving cat;
Ruff, the tiny rat, who is trying to make his way alone in the world; and the
little fluffy bird, who has a way of making things turn out for the best.
9780340989586 • April • $15.99 Cloth

This Is My Book

Perfect for those learning their letters, a story of a Snapdragon who snaps
away at letters in books!
“A marvelously witty tale.” —Books for Keeps

The Snapdragon is up to his tricks again—eating the letters from the words
in the book. It really is very naughty. How will Bookmouse stop Snapdragon?
And is there anything the Woollywolves can do to help? Master storyteller
Mick Inkpen introduces a whole host of delightful new characters and plays
around with storytelling in an innovative and accessible way.
9780340989630 • June • $8.99 Paper

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EMILY BROWN

Emily Brown
and the Thing
Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton
An original and witty take on a classic theme—being afraid of the dark
In this warm-hearted tale, Emily and
Stanley find a “Thing” crying outside
their window. They embark on a series
of adventures to find everything he
needs for a good night’s sleep, but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the
Thing, and why can’t he get to sleep?
Parents and children everywhere will
recognize all the bizarre excuses a child
can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this
story reminds how important it is to talk
to children, and find out what is really
going on in the complex depths of a
child’s imagination.
Cressida Cowell is the bestselling author
of numerous children’s books, including
How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, and How to Train Your Dragon,
which was made into an Academy
Award–nominated 3-D Dreamworks
film in 2010. Other books in the Emily
Brown series include That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, which won the Nestle Gold Award. Neal Layton is the
author and illustrator of Mammoth Academy, Sunday Blues, and the Smarties Prize–winning Oscar and Arabella.
32 pp • 11 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781846166945 • April • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Also available:

Emily Brown and the
Elephant Emergency
9781408302033
$9.99 Paper

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KATIE
James Mayhew
“Lovely watercolors. . . . Not only does this delightful fantasy succeed as art education, but it’s a charming
story as well.” —School Library Journal on Katie Meets the Impressionists
“This delightful romp through the world of art offers children a lighthearted, entertaining introduction
to the great masters’ works.” —Booklist on Katie and the Sunflowers
“Mayhew’s creatures are appealing anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia
line and glowing watercolors.” —Kirkus Reviews on Katie and the Dinosaurs
James Mayhew is a children’s author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear,
Katie in London, Katie and the Spanish Princess, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took
All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? He received the New York Times award for one of the 10 best-illustrated
books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

Katie in Scotland

Katie discovers the delights of Scotland, with Nessie
too! A perfect first introduction to Scotland for all
young children.

When Katie meets the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, fun
and adventure soon follow. Katie and Nessie discover how
beautiful and stunning the country is as they take in the
sights, from the Highlands to the Edinburgh Festival including: Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park and Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, the Royal Mile, the National
Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and Greyfriar’s Bobby.
32 pp • 10 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781408308776 • April • $16.99 Cloth • Orchard Books

Also available:
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9781846162480

9781843623960

9781846167379

Katie in London
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Katie and the
Spanish Princess

Katie and the
Dinosaurs

Katie and the
British Artists

Katie’s Picture Show
9781843623977

KATIE

Katie and the Waterlily Pond
A Magical Journey Through Five Monet Masterpieces
James Mayhew
Katie explores five of Monet’s masterpieces and discovers just why
he is one of the world’s most-loved artists
Bringing classic art to life for children yet again, this newest paperback installment in the hugely successful Katie series has the leading
lady focusing on the fascinating works of Monet. Katie is desperate
to win an art competition at the gallery, but the judging is at three
o’clock—surely she can paint a terrific picture before the deadline, can’t
she? She must try. Featuring the most iconic paintings by one of the
world’s most loved artists, the masterpieces visited in the book include
Bathers at La Grenouillere; Blanche Monet Painting; Path through the
Poppies; The Rue Montorgueil, Paris; and The Waterlily Pond.
James Mayhew is a children’s author and illustrator whose books
include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie in London, Katie and the
Spanish Princess, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who
Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? He received the New York
Times award for one of the 10 best-illustrated books of the year for
The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.
32 pp • 10 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781408304648 (Replaces 9781408304631) • April • $8.99 New in Paper • Orchard Books

Boy
James Mayhew
A gorgeously illustrated prehistoric fable about a curious boy and the world
around him
“A gentle lesson in learning to share.” —School Library Journal
Boy woke up.
It was cold in the cave.
“Where’s warm?” said boy.
“With us,” said Ma and Pa.
Boy thinks he knows better. He wants a warm and cozy place to sleep, but he
doesn’t want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, looking
for the perfect place that is all his own, but in a world full of woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, and dinosaurs, how will Boy find the one place
that’s just right for him? This beautifully illustrated story about the joys of
exploring alone, and of sharing together and enjoying the comforts of home
is just right for sharing at bedtime.
James Mayhew is a children’s author and illustrator whose books include Can
You See a Little Bear, Katie in London, Katie and the Spanish Princess, Katie
Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a
Dragon? He received the New York Times award for one of the 10 best-illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781408314098 • June • $8.99 New in Paper • Orchard Books

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AFRICAN ANIMAL TALES
Mwenye Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway
“Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perfect for reading aloud.” —School Librarian
Mwenye Hadithi is the author of numerous picture books, including Greedy Zebra, Hot Hippo, and
Laughing Giraffe. He and Adrienne Kennaway won the Kate Greenaway Award for Crafty Chameleon.
Each: 32 pp • 10.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
June • $9.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

Bumping Buffalo
Perfect for read-aloud, this series introducing various African animals, seen in their natural habitat, offers plenty of opportunities
for putting on voices
Bumping Buffalo liked to bump. He had great big horns with a huge
pad in the middle, just right for bumping the other animals. This is the
story of how Bumping Buffalo went looking for trouble and found it!
9780340989364

Running Rhino

The newest in the African Animal Tales series, beautifully written
with stunning illustrations bursting with color and vitality

Rhino runs everywhere, and as he runs, he leaves a wake of devastation in his path. The other animals are fed up with this rampant running, and so Lion confronts him, telling him he must stop. Rhino refuses
and challenges anyone to try and stop him. Out of all the animals, it
is little Tickbird who takes up his challenge, with interesting results!
9780340989388

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Crafty Chameleon

Cross Crocodile

Greedy Zebra

9780340486986

9780340970324

9780340409121

Hot Hippo
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Handsome Hog
9780340970348

Laughing Giraffe

Lazy Lion

9780340945209

9780340565650

Rhino? What Rhino?
Caryl Hart
Illustrations by Sarah Horne
A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino
whose manners are just not what they
should be
“Should earn its place in the classroom,
library shelves, or at home.”
—School Librarian
When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm
he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation.
When the poor farm animals end up taking
the blame for missing food, clothes, and toys,
they decide Rhino needs to learn a thing or
two about manners!
Caryl Hart is a children’s author. Her first picture book, Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your
Drink Kate!, was short-listed for Sheffield
Children’s Book Award 2010. Sarah Horne
is the illustrator and author of the Molly and
Mimi series.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780340981405 • April • $8.99 Paper
Hodder Children’s

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Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball
Julie Monks
A beautifully illustrated tale of a Venetian masked ball, and a mouse who slips in
uninvited—how will the feline guests react to the intruder?
In the deepest, darkest corner of Venice a lonely mouse called Marcello longs for the
music and excitement of a masked ball, but there’s just one problem: Marcello is not
invited! But with a leap and a hop and a flick of his tail—and a rather cunning disguise—he bravely slips into the Grand Palace. It’s a dangerous decision for a little
mouse, to gatecrash a pussycat ball.
Julie Monks is the illustrator of Like a Hundred Drums and Soft Hay Will Catch You.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780230703834 • April • $8.99 Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

Free to a Good Home
Colin Thompson
What makes a home and a family? A beautiful, funny picture book from
Colin Thompson.
Most people don’t like being different. They want exactly the same things as their
neighbors, only bigger, and more of them. Yet no matter how much they have, they
always feel there is something missing. The Smiths are not like other people. They
might not be any good at cooking, or housework, or homework, but in their jumbled house full of strange things that will probably be useful one day, they are happy
and content. Yet the Smiths, too, feel that there is something missing from their
lives. And today the children went down to the shops and found it.
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the
novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short
and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book
of Happy Sadness, the Dragons series, and the Floods series. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s literature prize in the world.
32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781741663198 • May • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

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Barry
Colin Thompson
In a memorably inventive story with a unique take
on environmental themes, Barry came to save the
world but unfortunately he has been stuck down the
back of the couch
Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is, he has been trapped
down the back of the couch for more than 50 years,
unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have
gone back to their own planet and without his control
the Earth is gradually falling apart. Floods, droughts,
wars, and reality TV are only a few of the things that
are threatening the whole of civilization. With only a
bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from
the darkness and save the world before it is too late?
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short
and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, the Dragons series, and the Floods series. He has been
short-listed for many other awards, including the
Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s
literature prize in the world.
32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–9 • Picture Books
9781864718836 • May • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Random House Australia

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Cactus Annie
Melanie Williamson
Wonderfully wacky illustrations enliven this funny tale of a cowgirl new
to Cowgirl School, who learns that everyone is good at something
“Witty prose and updated interpretations are complemented by
Williamson’s exuberant illustrations. Colorful, comical, and energetic.”
—School Library Journal on The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster
Cactus Annie’s first day at Cowgirl School goes from bad to worse! Lasso
Practise, Cactus Cookery Class, and Barn Dancing all end in disaster. But
when their cows are stolen by some pesky rats, Annie proves that she can
be a brave cowgirl after all.
Melanie Williamson is the illustrator of The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster and That Pesky Dragon.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780340981429 • June • $8.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

Never Shake a Rattlesnake
Michaela Morgan
Illustrations by Nick Sharratt
“You should never style the hair of a grumpy grizzly bear” and other mustknows fill this hilarious take on how not to behave
“Encouraging children while giving them permission not to be cajoled
into exceeding their personal comfort zone is a powerful message. . . .
There’s a place for this one in every preschool and kindergarten
library.” —Booklist on Brave Mouse
Don’t teach the bunny rabbits your own disgusting habits. Don’t picnic with
a python in the park.
Everyone knows about saying please and thank you, and not talking with
your mouth full, but when it comes to dealing with tiny dogs and hairy chimpanzees, things get a lot more complicated. Rollicking rhymes combine perfectly with Nick Sharratt’s trademark witty illustrations in this thoroughly
modern look at good behavior.
Michaela Morgan’s other children’s books include Brave Mouse, Bunny Wishes,
and Dear Bunny. Nick Sharratt has won numerous awards for his picture
books, including the Children’s Book Award for Eat Your Peas. His other books
include The Foggy, Foggy Forest and Mollywitch Does Magic Tricks.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780330512299 • April • $8.99 Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

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Animal Pants!
Brian Moses
Illustrations by Anja Boretzki
From the biggest gorillas to the tiniest ants, the animals are wearing
UNDERPANTS
From long johns to bloomers, Y-fronts to boxers—this book is quite simply
packed with underpants! There’s a cat who buys her pants from a catalog,
and a frog who wears pants when he’s off for a jog—not to mention a penguin with frozen pants, or the difficulties of finding undies for an octopus.
With an infectious rhyming text and brilliantly entertaining artwork, there
is a giggle guaranteed on every page.
Brian Moses is the author of Snake Hotel. Anja Boretzki is the illustrator of
Animal Doodles, Christmas Doodles, Rainy Day Doodles, and Scary Doodles.
24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780230736146 • April • $8.99 Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

The Princess and the Sleep Stealer
Elissa Elwick
Join Princess Luna and her friends on a magical moonlit journey full of fantasy and
adventure—sweet dreams guaranteed!
Princess Luna is the Sleep Keeper of the little town of Papier. Every night, she leans out
of her castle window and sprinkles sleepy dust down to the houses below, sending everyone gently to sleep until morning. But disaster strikes when the dust disappears! Where
has it gone? And with time rapidly running out, will the princess get it back before bedtime? With sleep-stealing pirates, a friendly dragon, and a heroic princess, not to mention a moonlit race over sugar mountains and through licorice trees, this book has all
the ingredients for the perfect bedtime story.
Elissa Elwick is an illustrator who makes greeting cards and plush toys and runs illustration workshops at schools.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780230750685 • May • $9.99 Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

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Freddie and the Fairy
Julia Donaldson
Illustrations by Karen George
In the newest tale from the award-winning author of
Room on the Broom, Freddie meets a fairy who
grants his every wish—almost
Freddie finds a fairy, tangled in a tree. Freddie is desperate
for a pet, so when he rescues Bessie-Belle and she offers
to grant his wishes, he knows just what to ask for. The
only problem is that Bessie-Belle can’t hear very well, and
Freddie tends to mumble, and Freddie is given a net. So
they keep trying. Luckily, the Fairy Queen is on hand to
explain. This is a delightful tale full of Julia Donaldson’s
trademark rhyme and wit, with a subtle message about
hearing impairments.
Julia Donaldson is the author of more than 60 books, including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the
Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Spiffiest Giant
in Town. Karen George is the winner of the Waterstone’s/Macmillan Children’s Books Picture This competition, beating more than 900 aspiring artists to take
the prize of working with Julia Donaldson.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780330511186 • May • $8.99 Paper
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FLOSSIE CRUMS
Helen Nathan
Illustrations by Daryl Stevenson
I’m Flossie Crums and I’m seven and three quarters. I love parties and camping and chocolate chip ice cream,
but most of all I love baking cakes and cookies for my family and my fairy friends. Oops! Sorry!
I forgot to mention one tiny thing—I’m also the Royal Baker to King Saffron and Queen Rosie, of the
Kingdom of Romolonia, which just happens to be in the chestnut tree at the bottom of my garden.
Helen Nathan has worked in professional kitchens and runs her own cooking school.
Daryl Stevenson is the author and illustrator of Dancing Dress and Fairy Party Dress.
Each: 56 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
May • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

Flossie Crums and the Fairies’ Cupcake Ball
The tale of how Flossie became the Royal Baker of Romolonia is a magical fairy adventure packed full of real cake recipes
Flossie Crums is a bit messy, loves dressing up, and sometimes finds her little brother very annoying. At the bottom of her garden is a big chestnut tree
with a door in its trunk. Beyond the door is the magical kingdom of Romolonia
and Flossie loves to bake and to play with the fairies there. One day, Flossie
is invited to make cupcakes for the Queen of Romolonia’s big birthday celebration. Will they be delicious enough to bring a smile to Queen Rosie’s face?
A glittery spread showcases the fairies’ celebration. The eight recipes include
Double Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate and Peppermint Cream Icing,
and Honeycomb Cupcakes with Bees. Recipes include dual measures.
9781843651963

Flossie Crums and the Enchanted Cookie Tree

A magical fairy adventure with real cookie recipes for children to bake

There’s a new fairy princess in the Kingdom of Romolonia. Flossie Crums
and her little brother Billie have been asked to bake cookies for the big celebration, but when some naughty imps arrive, determined to eat all the cookies, will Flossie and Billie be able to save the day? A sparkly spread inside
showcases the glittering Enchanted Tree in the Icicle Ballroom. The eight
recipes include My Perfect Cookie Recipe with variations including Princess
Crown and Unicorn, as well as Glittering Ice Palace Cookies with Coconut
and White Chocolate. Recipes include dual measures.
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Lucy Goes to Market
A Magical A–Z Alphabet
Illustrations by Imogen Clare
Sanchia Oppenheimer
Join Lucy on a delicately illustrated
magical journey through an unforgettable alphabet
When Lucy goes to market she finds everything she needs, from an asparagus angel
and a delicate dragon to an invisible igloo
and a vulture with vertigo. But will they
all fit in her doll’s house? Every page of
this uniquely beautiful picture book—
from four flamingos feasting on fruitcake
to marmalade moons—is illustrated with
charm, humor, and a vivid imagination.
Imogen Clare won the Macmillan Prize for
Illustration while still a student. This is her
picture book debut. Sanchia Oppenheimer
is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who
turned her pen to picture books especially
to collaborate with Imogen, her daughter.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780230712560 • June • $8.99 Paper
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An A to Z of Pirates
Caroline Stills
Illustrations by Heath McKenzie
Not just another ABC book, but a swashbuckling adventure through the
PIRATE alphabet
H is for hunting,
for gold and buried treasure.
Ship ahoy, me hearties,
we’ll plunder at our leisure.
From plundering for valuables to deadly daggers and with a search-and-find
on every page, this book is for all landlubber boys and girls who dream of sailing the seven seas. The rhythmic text will have readers singing shanties, wearing eye patches, and growling “argh” in no time.
Caroline Stills is the author of the picture book Magic Mummy. Heath McKenzie
is the illustrator for Funny Little Dog, Scruffy Old Cat, and Stubborn Little Pony.
26 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921714221 (Replaces 9781921272776) • April
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No More Kisses!
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Nina Rycroft
A catch-and-kiss story filled with delightful rhyming action and fun words
that toddlers will love to repeat again and again
“Simple and sweet.” —Kirkus Reviews
Baby is being chased around the garden by his friends. As they try to catch
him through any roly-poly, wriggly-squiggly way they can, Baby tries to escape—he’s had enough of kisses and cuddles! As he squirms and wriggles and
runs away through a maze of obstacles, his friends are always in hot pursuit.
This delightful cumulative story is full of twists and turns and accompanied
by bright pictures and fun text patterns.
Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40
novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Kiss Kiss!, Little Humpty,
Our Granny, and Woolvs in the Sitee. Nina Rycroft has illustrated a number
of books for children, including Ballroom Bonanza and Boom Bah!
21 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921714283 (Replaces 9781921541520)• April
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My Sister Olive
Paula Russell
Illustrations by Gaye Chapman
A charming tale of the bond between sisters, and a celebration of the way children see their siblings as unique
This is my big sister Olive.
I Love Olive.
And Olive Loves Me.
I call her MY Olive.
The narrator idolizes her big sister, Olive,
and thinks that she is the best in the world
at everything she does. But Olive knows
that her little sister is the greatest at something very special.
Paula Russell has worked as a schoolteacher and foster parent. She recently received funding to develop a set of picture
books for children in foster care. Gaye
Chapman is an award-winning artist and
the illustrator of Kaito’s Cloth, Little Blue,
and Precious Little.
24 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921272882 • April
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Town Possum, Outback Possum
Yvonne Morrison
Illustrations by Heath McKenzie
Jack Possum’s peaceful life in the outback is turned upside down when
his cousin invites him to the city
“I’ve been chased by a dog and harassed by a waiter.
The city is fun, but its dangers are greater!
The back of beyond is the place I love best.
It’s a place where a possum can get a day’s rest!”
Jack the Possum loves to chew leaves and watch sunsets. His cousin, Jessie,
loves adventure and fun. When Jack visits his cousin in town, he discovers that
the hustle and bustle of the city is too hair-raising, and he decides that the quiet
life is the life for him. He heads home, only to find he has a new neighbor!
Yvonne Morrison is best known for An Aussie Night Before Christmas and
The Cocky Who Cried Dingo. Heath McKenzie is the illustrator of The Cocky
Who Cried Dingo, Scruffy Old Cat, and Stubborn Little Pony.
22 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921541476 • May • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

Let’s Go, Baby-o!
Janet McLean
Illustrations by Andrew McLean
When Baby-o wakes up there are games to play and lots
to discover in the busy back garden, in this joyful book for
sharing words and conversation with children
Let’s Go, Baby-o! You and me! To the up, to the down and
the turn around, to the wibble and the wobble, and the flip,
flop hop. Then twist, twirl, whirrrl . . .
When sleep-time is over, a little boy and his cousin play action games, but in between they stop to look out the window.
What do they see? Grandparents are digging in the garden, children are building a cubby house, the cat has her eye on the
baby birds, and the dogs have their eyes on the cat! This is a
fun-filled story for parents, grandparents, teachers, and childcare educators to share with babies and young children. This
book shows that learning language and playing games go together, and will encourage the conversations between children
and adults that are so important for children’s development.
Janet McLean is an early childhood educator. Andrew McLean is a painter and children’s book illustrator. They have created
several picture books together, including Cats’ Whiskers, Dog Tales, Hector and Maggie, and Josh and the Ducks.
32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3
Picture Books • 9781742375649 • May • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Parrot Carrot
Jol Temple and Kate Temple
Illustrations by Jon Foye
Kooky illustrations bring to life a goose that looks like a moose, a
gnu who looks like a canoe, and other silly animal mix-ups
Taking a very simple concept—what would happen if you mixed an
animal with an object?—this delightful picture book adds some quirky
illustrations and a strong design sense to create a perfectly funny book
for preschoolers. It’s just the thing for lovers of silly wordplay and
funny pictures, young and old.
Jol Temple and Kate Temple have collaborated on three films, one novel,
and a collection of short stories. Jon Foye is an art director for an
advertising agency.
32 pp • 7 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742376868 • June • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth
Allen & Unwin

A Song for Lorkie
Jennifer Castles
Illustrations by Dean Bowen
A joyful, optimistic picture book about a bird finding his place in the
world and the song in his heart, featuring the distinctive, colorful world
of one of Australia’s finest contemporary artists
Lorkie was a Roofbird. His best friend was Brian, and they had been friends
since they were eggs. They lived in the Valley of Roofs, where every bird
had a song to sing except Lorkie. Lorkie couldn’t sing, until he found a
new home in the middle of the Argy-Bargy roundabout. Gorgeous, cheerful artwork harmonizes perfectly with sweet and surprising text in this
delightful book for children and parents to read aloud together.
Jennifer Castles is a writer, editor, and the author of Tiny: A Little Dog
on a Big Adventure. Dean Bowen is an artist who has been exhibiting
paintings, bronze sculpture, and prints for more than 20 years.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742377186 • June • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Ten Blue Wrens
And What a Lot of Wattle!
Elizabeth Honey
A playful and original counting book that celebrates special
things to love about Australia
“Wrought in the same lively spirit as her Don’t Pat the Wombat! . . . Plenty of laughs and drama.” —Publishers Weekly
on Fiddleback
Count the busy wrens on their fine stick legs,
the bowerbird’s treasures, his bottle tops and pegs.
Count the stems of wattle and the potaroos and pies,
and the lively farm dogs and the one hundred flies.
Count the fat strawberries on that lucious pavlova.
Quickly count the lamingtons before there’s none left over.
Children and adults will enjoy this friendly all-Australian counting book with playful rhyming text counting from “one little
nipper” to “twelve kelpie legs” to “trillions of stars” and fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge. A warm-hearted book for little children learning to count, it also includes pies, potaroos, and 10 blue wrens.
Elizabeth Honey is the author of Don’t Pat the Wombat!, Fiddleback, The Moon in the Man, Not a Nibble, Remote Man, and
That’s Not a Daffodil!
32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742377872 • July • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

All the Way to W.A.
Our Search for Uncle Kev
Roland Harvey
The fifth fantastic Roland Harvey vacation book, this time focusing
on the extraordinary landscapes, towns, and people of Australia’s west
Uncle Kev is lost. While readers hunt for Uncle Kev, he’s looking for the
rare Bearded Night Parrot! Each page contains a cunningly concealed picture of the bird, pursued by wacky Uncle Kev, often using inventive contraptions. Readers can follow Uncle Kev’s hilarious antics as the family
visits landmarks of Western Australia. Detailed and humorous pictures
feature beaches, trains, boats, and mining towns, and showcase the astonishing beauty of W.A.
Roland Harvey is the author of At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City,
and To the Top End.
32 pp • 9.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781741758856 • August • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
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Quentin Blake’s The Seven Voyages
of Sinbad the Sailor
Retold by John Yeoman
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
Seven wonderful early adventure tales to enthrall young
readers, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake
The son of a rich merchant, Sinbad spends his time squandering his wealth until he realizes that he must make better use of his fortune. So, with a ship full of valuable goods
to trade, he sets sail from Baghdad on a series of seven wonderful voyages full of peril, shipwreck, heroism, danger,
fabulous treasures, and terrifying monsters. Originally part
of the Arabian Nights stories, the adventures of Sinbad are
among the first adventure stories created to thrill audiences.
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations
include The Bear’s Water Picnic, The Bear’s Winter
House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our
Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his
Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the
Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
120 pp • 9.5 x 12
30 Color Illustrations • 30 B/W Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Classics
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Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales
Retold by John Yeoman
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
A wonderful treasury of little-known folktales full of adventure, mystery, and magical fun from around the world
Escape to faraway mystical world where anything can happen: where a boy can find
a belt that gives him amazing strength, where a frog can be a beautiful princess in disguise, and where princes can fly on magic carpets. Retold in wonderful detail by longtime Quentin Blake collaborator John Yeoman, these stories sparkle with enchantment,
adventure, and a beautifully imagined mix of the familiar and unfamiliar.
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water
Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our
Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations,
Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the
Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
112 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 37 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Fiction/Folklore
9781843651550 • June • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Pavilion Children’s

Stories Include:
The Blue Belt

Half-Man-Half-Lame-Horse

The Crystal Ship

The Five Strange Brothers

The Magic Handkerchief

The Pumpkin Tree

The Magic Cakes

The Frog Skin

The Three Old Crones

Prince Baki and the White Doe

The Old Man and the Jinni

The Poor Girl and Her Cow

The Witch Boy

The Princes’ Gifts

Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories
Retold by John Yeoman
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
A pompous hippo, magical monkeys, a fearless tortoise, and a world of other
amazing animals are waiting in this timeless collection of folktales
“Should make thoughtful children smile and cheerful children think.”
—Times Educational Supplement
“Wonderfully witty illustrations.” —Junior Education
Full of stories that will entertain and get children thinking, this is a beautiful collection of 14 wonderfully told animal folk tales written by an expert storyteller
and illustrated by one of the greatest children’s artists working today. Stories include “The Monkey Palace,” “The Turkey Girl,” “How the Turtle Got His Shell,”
“The Cat and the Mice,” and “The Impudent Little Bird.”
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water
Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our
Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations,
Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and
the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
124 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 75 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction/Folklore
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EGMONT UK CLASSICS
Perfect gifts for young readers, these collections of beautifully abridged children’s classics were first published
in 1960, and these new editions include the charming original illustrations in black-and-white and duotone.
They are hardback with a canvas/mock cloth cover and foil for a nostalgic retro look.
Each: 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–10 • Classics
June • $15.99 Cloth • Egmont UK

Adventure Classics for Boys
Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, Kidnapped!
Daniel Defoe and Robert Louis Stevenson
Three classic, timeless yarns to fill young readers’ heads minds with action, adventure, and possibility
In Robinson Crusoe, Crusoe is stranded on an island, totally isolated, until 24 years
later when he unexpectedly meets another human. In Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins finds
a treasure map and sets off in search of buried treasure, but treacherous Long John Silver has other ideas. In Kidnapped, David Balfour leaves Scotland to seek his fame and
fortune, but upon meeting a mysterious relative, dark family secrets are uncovered.
Daniel Defoe’s (1660–1731) other works include A Journal of the Plague Year and Moll
Flanders. Robert Louis Stevenson’s (1850–1894) best-known works include A Child’s
Garden of Verses and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
9781405254656

Famous Classics for Girls
Heidi, Black Beauty, What Katy Did
Johanna Spyri, Anna Sewell, and Susan Coolidge
Three essential stories for girlhood reading, collected in one lovely package
In Heidi, a little orphan girl is forced to live with her grumpy grandfather in a lonely
hut in the Alps, and eventually comes to love her mountain life. Black Beauty is the story
of a noble horse who is cruelly mistreated as he searches to find a new and loving home.
Katy intends to be beautiful and good one day—so when an accident happens, Katy must
be brave and hold on to her dreams, in What Katy Did.
Johanna Spyri (1827–1901) was a children’s author, best known for Heidi. Anna Sewell
(1820–1878) was a novelist whose only published work was Black Beauty. Susan Coolidge
(1835–1905) was a children’s author who wrote many books, including five titles in
the Katy series.
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The Orchard Book of Swords, Sorcerers
& Superheroes
Tony Bradman
Illustrations by Tony Ross
Ali Baba to King Arthur, Hercules to Robin Hood—a perfect humorous
introduction to 10 classic myths and tales all children will love
“A delightfully fresh and fun looking book for these frequently told classic
tales.” —School Librarian
“The text and illustrations are as accomplished as you would expect from
this partnership which continues Orchard’s work in presenting handsome,
high-quality anthologies and collections as ‘gift books’ created by outstanding authors and illustrators working in collaboration.” —Books for Keeps
Ten classic stories are brought together in this collection, each one as thrilling
as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George
as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin
Hood, this is a book full of excitement, surprises, and adventure. Retold in a lively
and humorous style and accompanied by Tony Ross’s distinctive illustrations, these
stories will capture every child’s imagination from the very first page. The stories included are “Jason and the Golden Fleece,”
“King Arthur’s Beginnings,” “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp,” “William Tell,” “Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus,” “Sinbad the
Sailor and the Roc,” “George and the Dragon,” “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” “Theseus and the Minotaur,” and “Robin
Hood and the Sheriff.”
Tony Bradman is the author of Daddy’s Lullaby, The Magnificent Mummies, and The Perfect Baby, and the editor of My Dad’s
a Punk. Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede’s 100 Shoes, I Don’t Want to Go to
Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands! He has received numerous
awards, including the German Children’s Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for
the Kate Greenaway Medal. They collaborated previously on Kingfisher Treasury of Pirate Stories.
128 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 90 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction/Folklore
9781408309216 • June • $14.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen
Evocative of an era when all travel was an adventure, this timeless classic is perfectly captured by Robert Ingpen’s rich and detailed illustrations
Although we live in an age when round-the-world travel is possible in hours rather
than weeks, Jules Verne’s tale of a race against the clock has never lost its power to
thrill. Set in 1872, Mr. Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of precision and predictability, and
his manservant, the ever resourceful Passepartout, ride through India on an elephant,
sail the South China Sea in the teeth of a typhoon, and cross the snow-covered plains
of the American Wild West in order to fulfill a wager that the journey can be completed in just 80 days. The acrobatic and inquisitive Passepartout can seldom keep
out of trouble. While he is pursued by irate Indian priests, drugged in an opium den,
and saving a runaway train, his master’s composure is never broken as the hours tick
away on his precisely accurate pocket watch. But Phileas Fogg is above all a gentleman, and stopping to save the life of a beautiful young widow may have cost him his
fortune. The ill-assorted but determined trio have to use all of their ingenuity and
some remarkable vehicles to race back to London. Will they make it in time?
Jules Verne (1828–1905) helped pioneer the science fiction genre. His most famous works include Journey to the Center of the
Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction, among them The Jungle Book and the centenary edition of Peter Pan and Wendy. In 1986
he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature.
224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 70 Color Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Classics
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ZAC POWER
H. I. Larry
Designed for early readers who may have outgrown themes in regular school readers but are not yet ready to read
more complex and sophisticated adventure books, these books are high on action, but low on word count, with
illustrations of the awesome gadgets Zac uses on his missions which act as reading breaks. Each book is a
stand-alone story in which Zac is sent on an exciting mission by the Government Investigation Bureau (GIB), a topsecret organization. Zac is a 12-year-old boy who comes from a family of spies. Seemingly ordinary, he has
a secret life full of extraordinary fast-paced adventures involving state-of-the-art gadgets and spy equipment.
H. I. Larry is the author of the Zac Power series.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Lunar Strike

Astronauts are given three years to train for their first trip into outer
space—Zac is given three hours to get the hang of zero gravity!

An enemy agent is out to sabotage the worldwide webcast of a rock
festival, and steal billions of dollars from the bank computer that orbits the Earth. Zac is rocketed into outer space to stop the robbery.
Will Zac be able to stop the theft without being blasted to space dust?
96 pp • 20 B/W Illustrations • 9781921288043 • April

Sudden Drop

Zac is headed to the dangerous Australian outback to rescue the
water supply from BIG

When BIG, the evil nemesis of the Government Investigation Bureau,
hijacks a secret water supply, Zac Power faces yet another dangerous
mission. But to rescue the water, Zac has to find it—in the middle of
the harsh Australian outback and protected by some of BIG’s deadliest defense systems yet.
90 pp • 25 B/W Illustrations • 9781921288050 • April

Blockbuster

Zac is invited to the premiere of a new spy movie—in Hollywood

At first Zac thinks he is getting a break from his spy work, but there’s
something strange going on. When Zac discovers a mysterious
microchip with a prototype brainwashing technology, he realizes there’s
no time off for a super spy!
91 pp • 29 B/W Illustrations • 9781921288203 • April

Shockwave

Twenty–four hours to save the world from a purple diamond Laser
Blaster

The Government Investigation Bureau has received a mysterious ransom note—pay $500 billion or a purple diamond Laser Blaster will
be used to destroy all cell phone networks around the world! Zac does
not know who, where, or how, he just knows when. He has 24 hours
to save the world.
89 pp • 25 B/W Illustrations • 9781921288487 • June

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Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

High Risk

Zac Power must complete his mission and this time without the help of
his spy gadgets

When the prince of the remote Hidden Kingdom is kidnapped, it’s Zac Power
to the rescue. But the kingdom bans all modern technology—how will Zac
manage without his cool spy gadgets?
9781921288494 • June

Undercover

There’s a double agent working at GIB!

Zac Power must go undercover to stop the theft of all the GIB’s most valuable secrets and gadgets! But can he find the double agent before GIB
is destroyed?
9781921417177 • June

Sky High

Another high-flying adventure for Zac Power

A piece of top-secret GIB technology has been stolen, and Zac Power has
to get it back. Blasting off toward a secret hideout in the sky, he faces his
strangest enemy yet.
9781921417610 • August

Volcanic Panic

Another explosive mission for Zac Power

When Zac’s latest mission briefing sends him to a secret volcanic island in
the middle of the ocean, he knows that something isn’t quite right—then
Zac discovers a secret that GIB has been trying to uncover for years.
9781921417313 • August

Boot Camp

Spy Boot Camp isn’t the only thing testing Zac Power’s spy skills!

How cool to be pulled out of math class to go on Spy Boot Camp! But when
a top GIB spy goes missing, Zac faces the biggest test of his spy career yet.
9781921288371 • August

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SCARLET SILVER
Illustrations by Sarah McConnell
Lucy Courtenay
“A funny, swashbuckling tall tale.” —School Library Journal on Don’t Mention Pirates
Set sail with Scarlet Silver, granddaughter of the notorious pirate Long Joan Silver, on an adventure
on the high seas. Hilariously funny, and fast-paced, these stories will have you laughing out loud—
and desperate to solve the riddle of the tremendous treasure yourself. Delightfully illustrated throughout,
each book has a piece of treasure hidden in the artwork. Can you spot it?
Sarah McConnell is the author of Don’t Mention Pirates. Lucy Courtenay is an artist and children’s
author whose books include The Animal Antics series and Tiger Trouble.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–10 • Fiction • $6.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

Swashbuckle School

Ahoy, it’s the very first thrilling, high-seas adventure with young pirate Scarlet Silver

High up in the crow’s nest of 55 Ocean Drive, a small blonde pirate in a purple pirate hat
stared out to sea through her silver telescope.
“Nothing out there, Bluebeard,” Scarlet Silver sighed.
“Sufferin’ seagulls,” grumbled Bluebeard the budgie from his perch on Scarlet’s hat.
Scarlet stroked Bluebeard’s ruffled feathers. Then she folded up her telescope and put it in her
pocket. She looked down at the deck of 55 Ocean Drive and almost burst with pride. Her first
pirate voyage at last! She could hardly believe it.
Long Joan Silver has been accidentally eaten by a giant shrimp and the Silver family has only
recently discovered they’re pirates. Can they solve Lipstick the parrot’s riddle and find the tremendous treasure that’s been promised before that vile villain Gilbert Gauntlet catches up with them?
9780340959671 • April

The Impossible Island

Scarlet’s archnemesis has her in a sticky situation, in her second maritime adventure

Scarlet desperately wants to solve the riddle that Long Joan’s parrot Lipstick has taught them.
It will lead them to tremendous treasure. But 55 Ocean Drive has run aground on Traffic Island and the only way off is to pay Gilbert Gauntlet.
9780340959688 • April

The Matey M’Lad

Things are not all that they seem in Scarlet’s third adventure

When the Silvers spot an advertisement for a glamorous pirate cruise ship called the Matey
M’Lad, something seems not quite right. Is she as glamorous as she seems, or is the ship’s owner
Gilbert Gauntlet up to something?
9780340959695 • June

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Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–10 • Fiction • $6.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

Freda the Fearless

Gilbert Gauntlet gets in the Silver family’s way again in their fourth adventure, and this time
it could be serious

Scarlet and her family need to find a doctor for One-Eyed Scott urgently—but the nearest island is governed by Freda the Fearless, an old crony of Gilbert Gauntlet’s. Finding a doctor
may not be that easy.
9780340959701 • June

Loony Doubloon

In the fifth in the series, even shopping is complicated for the family of pirates

The Silvers need a new rowing boat, but on Bottle Island the only thing for sale is treasure—
and the only place doing business is Gilbert Gauntlet’s megastore, the Loony Doubloon. Can
the Silvers defeat him for once and for all?
9780340959718 • August

The Vague Vagabond

The sixth Scarlet Silver adventure—and the treasure is nearer than ever

At last the Silvers have all four pieces of Long Joan’s puzzle. But can they work out what it
means and get to the tremendous treasure before the villainous Gilbert Gauntlet? And what
exactly is the tremendous treasure anyway?
9780340959725 • August

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A PAIR OF JACKS
Michael Lawrence
Illustrations by Tony Ross
Everyone’s heard of Jack and the Beanstalk or Jack the Giant Killer, but do you know Jackwitch or Tall-Tale Jack?
Meet a new cast of boys and young men named Jack in their very own brand-new humorous fairy tales. A clever twist on
traditional storytelling for a new generation, these bite-sized stories—two in each book—are perfect for reluctant readers.
Michael Lawrence is the author of Baby Christmas, Small Eternities, and the Jiggy McCue series. Tony Ross is the
author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede’s 100 Shoes, I Don’t Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup,
Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 125 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Jack and the Giant-Killer and Jackwitch

A different cast of Jacks from the usual—sometimes it’s not the easiest
name to have

Hearing the name Jack the Giant Killer is enough to send a chill down the
spine of any giant, so imagine what it’s like to be a giant called Jack. The
second Jack’s father likes to go witch hunting. One night his son decides
to follow him into the woods, where he’s in for a big surprise.
9781408307748 • May

Jack and the Broomstick and From a Jack to a King

Meet Jack Withersnitch, and a Jack who is a little prince trying to
be taller

What if Jack hadn’t swapped his cow for magic beans, but exchanged her
for a broomstick instead? In the second tale, Prince Jack is the fourth in
line to the throne, so he certainly isn’t expecting to be king.
9781408307755 • May

Jack in the Box? and Tall-Tale Jack

Some very unusual Jacks include a boy in search of a name, and a servant boy who is always telling stories

When a baby is found in a cardboard box, he is named after the label on
the box, so ends up being called This-Way-Up. He doesn’t like it and sets
about finding a new name—can you guess what it turns out to be? Next,
Tall-Tale Jack is a rich man’s servant, prone to laziness and inventing elaborate excuses for getting out of doing any work. But the truth can be stranger
than fiction, and so it proves to be for this Jack.
9781408307762 • August

Jack Four’s Jackdaws and Jack of the Gorgons

Meet a family of Jacks, as well as a Jack who never, ever changed
his socks

There were once four brothers called Jack, who all set off into the big, wide
world to seek their fortunes—but an ogre turns three of them into Jackdaws, leaving it to the youngest Jack to rescue them. In the second Jack
tale, when Jack meets some Gorgons, it’s his cheesy, smelly feet that save
the day, and along the way he invents gorgonzola cheese.
9781408307779 • August

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Ship’s Cat Doris
Jane Simmons
From the author of the Daisy series, a charming story of friendship, belonging, and
growing up
“A charming read.” —Books for Keeps
“Both cautionary and reassuring, artful and artless, this is a gem of a story and a
masterful piece of picture-book artistry.” —School Library Journal on Come
Along, Daisy!
When Bosun chooses a kitten to be his new ship’s cat, he thinks he’s a she and names
him Doris! But Doris soon finds this isn’t his only problem: making friends with the
ship’s dogs is tricky, and standing up to the shipyard bully will take a lot of courage.
Will Doris ever be a true ship’s cat?
Jane Simmons is the author of numerous children’s titles, including Beryl: A Pig’s Tale
and the Daisy series, which includes Come Along, Daisy! and Daisy and the Egg.
176 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 150 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781408308967 • April • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

AUDREY
Christine Harris
Illustrations by Ann James
“Children will love the fast pace of the plot, and the character development gives the book a nice depth.”
—School Library Journal on Audrey of the Outback
Christine Harris has written more than 35 books, ranging from picture books to young adult thrillers. Her books have
been published in more than 10 countries. Ann James is the illustrator of Lucy Goosey and Madeline the Mermaid.

The Audrey of the Outback Collection

All the stories of a determined, mischievous, imaginative little girl from the outback in
one beautiful collection

Audrey will have every girl wishing she lived in Australia’s outback. This special gift edition combines all three popular stories featuring Audrey—Audrey of the Outback, Audrey Goes to Town, and Audrey’s Big Secret—in one beautiful hardcover volume.
522 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781921714214 • June • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

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MY TOTALLY SECRET DIARY
Dee Shulman
“Wonderful eye-catching young fiction, that all girls will be instantly drawn to.” —Choice Magazine
Dee Shulman has written and illustrated more than 50 books for children, including
Birthday Bunny, Hetty the Yeti, Our New Baby, and A Perfect Cuddle.

Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: On Stage in America

This totally awesome tale is for girls who love Clarice Bean and Amelia’s Notebook

Polly Price is so embarrassed by her actress mother, who loves to draw attention to herself and hog the limelight. Now Polly’s worst nightmare has come true as her mother
heads to America to appear in a play and Polly has to go with her! Not only that, but
she’s forced to hang around with the young stars of the show, who aren’t exactly lining
up to be her friends. Read Polly’s wonderfully funny diary as she records the mishaps
and mayhem backstage, before all of a sudden the spotlight is on her.
128 pp • 5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781862304239 • June • $8.99 Paper • Red Fox

Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch
Julia Jarman
When a feisty fairy under a witch’s curse appeals to Natasha, the tender-hearted girl wants
to help, but how?
When Natasha moves to a new house, she discovers a statue of a fairy in her garden beneath
a huge menacing fir tree. Gradually, with the help of a local boy, she unravels an ancient story
that fairies stole a witch’s baby, and as revenge she turned a fairy to stone. Natasha realizes
that the only way to free the stone fairy, Pillywiggins, is to go into Fairy Land herself and
rescue the witch’s baby—but legend says that any human who enters Fairy Land may age
decades or never come out at all.
Julia Jarman is the author of more than 80 children’s books, including Big Red Tub, the TimeTravelling Cat series, and Tooth Fairy in Trouble.
124 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781849390187 • April • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

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Treason
Berlie Doherty
Adventure, friendship, treason, and betrayal—a rich and exciting historical novel of the
Tudor period
“A beautifully crafted book, packed with rich detail and a convincing sense of time and
place.” —School Librarian
“A beautifully paced and measured story . . . Berlie Doherty manages to involve the
reader completely in Will’s world.” —Books for Keeps
“Full of whimsy and tales of fairy folk. . . . A well-told tale worth sharing.” —School
Library Journal on The Goblin Baby
Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII. As the King’s favorite, Will gains many enemies in court. When his enemies convince the King that Will’s
father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison, Will flees Hampton
Court and goes into hiding in the back streets of London. Lost and in mortal danger, he is
rescued by a poor boy, Nick Drew. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as
they embark on a great adventure to set Will’s father free.
Berlie Doherty has written more than 35 books for children, including Classic Fairy Tales,
Coconut Comes to School, The Goblin Baby, and The Nutcracker. She has twice won the
Carnegie Medal.
264 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781849391214 • April • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Wuthering Hearts
Kay Woodward
Passion, the Yorkshire moors, a wild and handsome stranger—sound familiar? A humorous spin on Brontë’s classic.
“The characters throughout Jane Airhead are all thoroughly entertaining, with problems
and disagreements that all teenagers and mothers and daughters face at one point or another. The fast paced plot made for a fun read.” —Wondrous Reads on Jane Airhead
When Robert arrives in town with his dark good looks and mysterious background, Emily has
a huge crush! It’s almost enough to take her mind off this year’s school play—miserable, wailing Wuthering Heights. But Robert is no prince, with his black moods and fierce temper. The
beautiful untamed moors would be the perfect backdrop to their fiery romance, if only Emily
could work it out. On stage or off stage, will Emily ever be the Cathy to his Heathcliff?
Kay Woodward is the author of Jane Airhead and the Flower Fairies series, which includes
Lavender’s Midsummer Mix-Up and Rose’s Special Secret.
218 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781849392990 • June • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

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JIGGY MCCUE
Michael Lawrence
“Fast-paced action and irreverent humor will endear the series to many an 8 to 12-year-old.
Michael Lawrence has a very quirky talent, given full reign here.” —Publishing News, starred choice
Jiggy McCue’s real name is Joseph, but he’s called Jiggy because in times of stress his feet dance, his elbows flap, and he
can’t keep still. This happens a lot. If something embarrassing can happen, you can be sure it’ll happen to Jiggy. With his
best friends, Pete Garrett and Angie Mint, he tries to worm his way out of all sorts of situations—not always successfully.
Michael Lawrence is the author of Baby Christmas and Small Eternities.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

The Killer Underpants

The underpants from hell—that’s what Jiggy calls his nemesis in his first wacky adventure, and
not just because they look gross

Jiggy McCue has a problem. His new underpants won’t come off. Worse still, they have a mind of
their own—an evil mind that seems to want to ruin his life. And they’re succeeding!
160 pp • 9781408304013 • May

The Toilet of Doom

A second disgustingly goofy adventure with the Three Musketeers

“Feel that your life has gone down the pan? Well here’s your chance to swap it for a better one!”
When these tempting words appear on the computer screen, Jiggy McCue just can’t resist. He hits
“F for Flush” and . . . oh dear. He really shouldn’t have done that. Because the life he gets in place
of his own is a very embarrassing one—for a boy.
240 pp • 9781408304044 • May

The Meanest Genie

Will Jiggy’s failure to pee at the right time mean he is forever doomed?

There is a tradition in Jiggy’s hometown—the night before a boy starts school he goes to the Piddle Pool near the old quarry and pees in the pool for good luck. But when Jiggy went, he couldn’t
go, and he’s been unlucky ever since. Now Jiggy wants to change his luck. One night, while he is
mid-piddle, a genie rises out of the water. Will the genie bring Jiggy good luck, or is Jiggy’s life about
to get even worse?
288 pp • 9781408304037 • June

The Snottle

What could be worse than “future snot” that makes predictions—maybe a creature that eats
future snot?

A new girl at Jiggy’s school has an allergy, making her nose run dramatically at unexpected times.
Everyone shuns her except, to Pete and Jiggy’s disgust, Angie. One day in class, when the new girl’s
mighty sneeze, sprays snot all over the window, Jiggy sees pictures in it that foretells the future.
It turns out that the girl is able to tell the future via her nose—she’s something of a Nostrilamus.
Meanwhile, the three friends, Jiggy, Pete, and Angie have found a small, brown, furry creature, the
Snottle, which seems to have a strange bond with the new girl.
224 pp • 9781408304082 • June

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JIGGY MCCUE
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

The Curse of the Poltergoose

It’s Jiggy’s birthday and he got something he didn’t want at all—haunted by a goose ghost

Something’s after Jiggy McCue; something big and angry and invisible, something that
hisses and flaps and stabs his bum and generally tries to make his life a misery. Where
did it come from? And, more importantly, will Jiggy and company ever be able to make
the poltergoose go away?
176 pp • 9781408304006 • July

Nudie Dudie

All is revealed in Jiggy’s most embarrassing adventure ever

Jiggy McCue’s clothes keep disappearing—in public. Soon, teachers, friends, neighbors,
total strangers, and even the odd seagull have all seen Jiggy without a stitch on. What is
causing this, and what can Jiggy, Pete, and Angie do to stop it?
144 pp • 9781408304068 • July

Neville the Devil

Neville the Devil returns, bringing chaos to the Musketeers’ seventh adventure

When Jiggy, Pete, and Angie end up on a dodgy vacation, Jiggy has a feeling they’re in
for a bad time. He’s not wrong! An old enemy is back, and this time he’s more devilish
than ever, in this sequel to The Killer Underpants.
352 pp • 9781408304075 • August

Ryan’s Brain

Only Jiggy, Pete, and Angie can stop Ryan’s terrifying brain

When Jiggy accidentally knocks his archenemy unconscious, he hopes his troubles are
over. No such luck. Bryan Ryan’s body may be out of action, but his brain has a mind of
its own—and it’s out for revenge!
320 pp • 9781408304099 • August

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JIGGY’S GENES
Michael Lawrence
In this spin-off from the Jiggy McCue series, readers meet a whole host of Jiggy’s
ancestors and discover that, through centuries past, there have always been Jiggys!
Michael Lawrence is the author of Baby Christmas and Small Eternities.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Jiggy’s Magic Balls
A Medieval Mess!
The first in the series tells a tale of a 15th-century Jiggy who meets a scheming lawyer
named Merlin, and a pickpocket named Arthur
It’s not easy being a peasant. Jiggy’s medieval life is one dirty dung heap of trouble after
another. Worse, he has to work for the dumbest knight in the land, Sir Bozo de Beurk.
But when Jiggy discovers a pair of magic balls, his fortune might be about to change.
160 pp • 9781408308035 • May

Jiggy the Vampire Slayer
A Bloodcurdling Caper!
A fang-tastically funny new story about one of Jiggy’s ancestors, set in the early
20th century
What would you do if you were attacked by vampires? Edwardian butcher’s son Jiggy
Offal-Trype knows what he’d do—run! But he can’t, he has to fight back. Luckily, he
has some killer new skills.
160 pp • 9781408308042 • June

Jiggy and the Witchfinder
A Warts and All Tale!
The third wacky tale of Jiggys throughout history—as unlucky as ever in the 17th century
Jiggy O’Dear is happy enough in Great Piddle—until the Witchfinder General, a fanatic who scours the countryside looking to accuse witches, accuses Jiggy’s grandmother.
Can Jiggy save her from the dunk of death in Piddle Pond?
144 pp • 9781408308059 • July

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THE FLOODS
Colin Thompson
The Floods are an exceptionally strange family of wizards and witches that includes a beautiful mother, Mordonna; a child
completely covered in hair; and Betty—the normal-looking one. This essentially goodhearted bunch must navigate school
bullies, evil dictators, beachside vacations, and going under cover as hippies—all accompanied by humor, gore, and magic.
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live
Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley.
Each: Ages 9–12 • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

Family Files

Each member of the Flood family has a secret cellar—find out what’s inside, if you dare.

If you ever find make it through the snarling front gate of 13 Acacia St. without being eaten,
past Queen Scratchrot’s grave in the backyard without having your ankle grabbed, and down
into the cellars of the Floods family without being turned into a Belgian geography teacher, this
will tell you what you might see.
32 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 9781864719420 • April • Four-color Interior • Picture Book

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire

The Floods take on Wall Street and solve the global financial crisis

The world is in a recession and millions of people have lost millions of dollars. And just when things
are about to get even worse, the Floods set up summer school in New York and take control. Everyone is thrilled that help is at hand but as they say, charity begins at home. So millions of people will
probably lose millions more dollars, but it will all work out fine in the end. Well, for the Floods anyway. Hey, come on: they’re witches and wizards, not some sort of charity.
208 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781864719451 • May • 40 B/W Illustrations • Fiction

Lost

The Floods are back in their rightful place as rulers of Transylvania Waters—and there is an enormous amount to do to bring the country out of the dark ages and into the 21st century

Winchflat’s new wife, Maldegarde Ankle, has been appointed Transylvania Waters’s first ever official map maker. What she discovers during her cartographic travels will astound, terrify, amuse, and
intrigue. In remote caves she finds ancient fossils with enough DNA for Winchflat to recreate longdead creatures. And in even more remote caves she will find the original inhabitants of Transylvania Waters—a long-lost race of neolithic accountants.
208 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781864719468 • June • 40 B/W Illustrations • Fiction

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AWFULLY BEASTLY BUSINESS
David Sinden, Matthew Morgan, and Guy Macdonald
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Beasts (RSPCB) is a worldwide organization
dedicated to the welfare and protection of rare and endangered beasts. These tales of the
exciting adventures of Ulf, the werewolf who has lived all his life at the RSPCB facility,
are now in paperback, and each contain four glossy collectible trading cards.
The Beastly Boys are David Sinden, Matthew Morgan, and Guy Macdonald, three best friends from childhood and the
authors of the Awfully Beastly Business series. Matthew and David are also the authors of the children’s series Yuck.
Each: 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • April • $8.99 New in Paper • S&S Children’s UK

Werewolf Versus Dragon

The first book in this series about a sanctuary for dragons, ogres, werewolves, and many
other fantastical creatures
“A howling success!” —National Geographic Kids

Ulf is an orphaned werewolf who has lived all his life at Farraway Hall, the home of the
Royal Society for the Protection and Care of Beasts (RSPCB) and a sanctuary for rare and
endangered beasts. When a dead dragon arrives and a ghost reveals a dark secret, Ulf sets
out to investigate. With the help of Orson the giant, Tiana the fairy, and Dr. Fielding the
RSPCB vet, Ulf must defeat a plot by the world’s most villainous beast hunter to resurrect
the cruel sport of dragon fighting.
194 pp • 9781847388377

Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies

Get ready for the Beast Feast in Ulf’s second thrilling adventure

When a sea monster is brought into the RSPCB, Ulf the werewolf must risk his life to save it.
But the evil Baron Marackai is back—and beasts are on the menu! Can Ulf stop the cruel Beast
Feast, or will he end up as a tasty dessert himself? The future of the RSPCB depends upon him.
185 pp • 9781847388384

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Each: 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • S&S Children’s UK

Bang Goes a Troll

In this third adventure about the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Beasts,
it’s time to hunt the hunters

A messenger bat brings news of trouble in the wild to Ulf and his friends at the RSPCB.
Trolls are being smoked out of their homes and used as targets in a beast-hunting range.
Can Ulf stop the troll hunt—or will he end up being hunted too?
185 pp • 9780857071811 • June

The Jungle Vampire

Ulf must beware the vampire’s bite in the fourth title in this adventure-mystery series
“A good choice for fantasy fans and youngsters with short attention spans.”
—School Library Journal

Ulf the werewolf is training to become an official RSPCB agent. His mission takes him to
the jungle in search of a legendary jungle vampire, but the evil Baron Marackai is hot on
his trail. Can Ulf an his friends find the vampire first?
208 pp • 9780857071927 • June

Battle of the Zombies

Ulf and Dr. Fielding take on their most dangerous mission yet in their fifth adventure

Ulf visits a haunted castle to investigate some very spooky goings-on. But little does he
know that he’s heading into a trap: the evil Baron Marackai is lying in wait with a beastly
plan—and this time he has help from the dead! Can Ulf unravel the ghostly mystery, or
will he end up as zombie food?
208 pp • 9780857075222 • August

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NATHANIEL WOLFE
Brian Keaney
Chillingly spooky ghost stories combine with mystery and adventure in this series about a pair
of teenage spirit-aided detectives in foggy Victorian London.
Brian Keaney is the author of Jacob’s Ladder and the young adult fantasy trilogy The Promises
of Dr Sigmundus, which includes The Cracked Mirror and The Hollow People.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

The Haunting of Nathaniel Wolfe

In the first supernatural mystery in the Nathaniel Wolfe series, 12-year-old Nathaniel
doesn’t believe in spirits—but he’ll soon be forced to change his mind
“This novel has an original tone and unusual setting. I applaud the author’s seriousness of purpose.” —Philip Pullman on Jacob’s Ladder

Up there on the stage beside his father was a shadow, a shape, blurred at first but becoming clearer with every passing moment until finally he was looking at the figure of a woman,
dressed in a long white robe. Her eyes were the palest blue and they were fixed directly on
him. With every fibre of his being he knew her for what she was: a ghost. Hers was a life
that had departed its earthly body but was not yet prepared to release its grip on the world
for ever. There was unfinished business she yet had to perform. But why, out of all the millions of individuals on the face of the planet had she chosen him for her haunting?
It’s seven o’clock on a cold London evening in 1862, and in a grubby theater down by the
docks, Nathaniel Wolfe watches his father—the greatest medium in London—take to the
stage. Which of the dead will speak through him tonight? What Nathaniel doesn’t know is
that his father is meddling with things he cannot control, and before the night is over Nathaniel
will find himself in the middle of a chilling mystery, one that can only be solved from beyond the grave.
240 pp • 9781846165207 • April

Nathaniel Wolfe and the Bodysnatchers

Nathaniel Wolfe, who has been living quietly with his grandfather in the countryside, is
summoned back to London where he must first make a terrifying journey to the Other
Side in the second book in the series

Nathaniel and his grandfather made their way along the little path that wove erratically through
the graves. Then suddenly, the moon emerged from behind the clouds and the churchyard
was illuminated almost as brightly as by day. Three men were standing beside a newly-dug
pile of earth. Two of them were hauling up a coffin with ropes while the third held a lantern
over the grave.
‘Stop that this instant!’ Nathaniel’s grandad declared.
The three men turned and looked at him. The one who was holding the lantern put it down
on the ground. After that, everything happened in slow-motion. The body snatcher’s finger
squeezed the trigger of the pistol. There was a noise that seemed as loud as thunder to
Nathaniel and a flash of gunpowder . . .
Bodies are being dug up all over London. A solicitor’s clerk in London is being haunted by
the ghost of an old man who holds out a ring on the palm of his hand. A six-year-old girl
holds conversations with an invisible companion. What’s the connection between these events?
It’s a mystery that only Nathaniel Wolfe can solve—with a little help from his friends, of
course. Packed with atmosphere and full of powerfully drawn characters, the new Nathaniel
Wolfe story is chilling, exciting, and enormously entertaining.
208 pp • 9781846165740 • August

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The White Horse of Zennor and Other Stories
Michael Morpurgo
A set of five haunting, enchanting tales from the master storyteller behind War Horse
“Master British storyteller and Children’s Laureate Morpurgo spins tales of
gentle fantasy, otherworldly transformations, kind deeds, and just rewards. . . .
Wonderful read-alouds, the lyrical style and fable-like plots of these tales pay
tribute to the power of imaginative storytelling.” —Booklist

Morpurgo’s War Horse is the basis of a Steven Spielberg movie to
be released December 2011 and a Broadway play that has been
extended into an open-ended run
Since the beginning of time, strange and mysterious things have happened here.
There are stories from the past of mermaids and spriggans and knockers and
witches. The stories in this book however do not come from the past. They have
all happened in my lifetime.
At the furthest edge of Britain, where the sea gently washes over the land and
myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Since the beginning of time strange and
mysterious things have happened there, and these stories highlight all the most
haunting and enchanting events. Once a year, on a misty fall night, there is a pounding of hoof beats as a great white horse comes thundering over the moor in the
moonlight. Then there are the old tin miners that Cherry meets when she is cut
off by the incoming tide, as well as limping Billy who learns to swim with the
seals. The proud Thomas Barbery and the intriguing Mad Miss Marney also add
their own stories to this unforgettable collection.
Michael Morpurgo, the former UK Children’s Laureate, has written more than 40 books
and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award, and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His
books include Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse, which is the basis of a Broadway play and a film by Steven Spielberg.
152 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
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Crow Country
Kate Constable
From the author of the Chanters of Tremaris series comes a contemporary time-travel
fantasy, grounded in the landscape of Australia
“Fans of Ursula K. LeGuin will recognize echoes of Earthsea. . . . An impressive debut
by an author who clearly has much to contribute to the fantasy genre.”
—Booklist, starred review, The Singer of All Songs
Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. The game, the story, the riddle, hiding and seeking. Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. And Crow has
work for you.
Sadie isn’t thrilled when her mother drags her from the city to live in the country town of
Boort. But soon Sadie starts making connections—with the country, with the past, with two
boys, Lachie and Walter, and, most surprisingly, with the ever-present crows. When Sadie
is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can
Sadie, Walter, and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned
to repeat them? A fantasy ground in mythology, this novel has the backing of a full consultative process on the use of indigenous lore.
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth Power, which form the acclaimed
Chanters of Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was named a Booklist Editors’ Choice and Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth.
She is also the author of Cicada Summer and The Taste of Lightning.
252 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781742373959 • May • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

A Skull in Shadows Lane
Robert Swindells
Another tense, gripping wartime story from award-winning author Robert Swindells
The war has just ended in the tiny village of Coney Cley, and Josh and his gang are desperate for some excitement. When they head for the eerie, abandoned Shadows Lane to explore
a deserted house, they find more than they bargained for—a human tooth. Then a creepy,
skeletal face appears at a dark window. Believing there’s a skeleton haunting Shadows Lane,
the children are shocked to learn the truth about “Boney”—he’s an escaped prisoner of war.
But someone else is also hiding in the village, someone much more dangerous.
Robert Swindells is the author of a number of children’s titles, including the Carnegie Medalwinning Stone Cold. Abomination was short-listed for the Children’s Book Award and the
Whitbread Children’s Book Award.
256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
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STRIKER
Nick Hale
Perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Young Bond, this soccer/spy thriller series introduces
Jake Bastin: a brand new hero for the next generation of readers. Set in the glamorous world of
professional soccer and drawing on real-life news stories, Striker is sophisticated yet accessible and
will appeal to younger and older teenagers with its mix of slick writing and gritty themes.
Nick Hale combines his passion for soccer, James Bond, and writing in the Striker series.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 10–12 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Egmont UK

Sudden Death

The first in a thrilling new action series combining international soccer with espionage

Meet Jake Bastin—talented teenage soccer player, son of England’s top coach, and last line of
defense against international terrorism. He is Striker. Jake’s dad has been posted to Russia to
train Igor Popov’s all-star team. No expense has been spared to lure the best talent in the world
to St. Petersburg, including American goal-scoring sensation Devon Taylor. But people are being
killed—a soccer scout, a journalist, and an ecoscientist are all murdered within days of one another, and Jake’s dad is always at the scene of the crime. Torn between loyalty to his father and
the power of the Russian mafia, Jake must use his striker instincts to bring the bad guys down.
But what if the bad guy is his own father?
240 pp • 9781405249508 • April

Close Range

Set in sophisticated Milan, Striker’s second adventure includes sniper assassinations, violent protests over blood diamond mining in South Africa, mega million-dollar corruption,
and Jake’s first love interest

Jake Bastin is in Milan for an international soccer tournament. His dad will be the TV commentator—but Jake knows this is a front. He is sure his dad’s there on MI6 business. If only
Jake could get close to the action, but instead he is stuck at a frenzied photo shoot for a priceless South African diamond. In all the chaos, a massive diamond heist takes place. When brutal assassinations quickly follow in retaliation, Jake finds himself playing center forward in
another high-profile scandal—but this time, it’s personal.
208 pp • 9781405249645 • June

The Edge

The third Striker thriller is a real time adventure at a World Cup final in London

Jake can’t believe he has been scouted for Olympic Advantage. It’s a dream come true to train
with the top teenage athletes from around the world—these are the kids who will go on to win
gold medals! His dad has come along but has promised to stay behind the scenes, as this is Jake’s
moment. But the sunny Florida camp is hiding a nasty secret. The German weightlifter is crushed
by a barbell, painkillers are being issued illegally, and many of the athletes are getting seriously
aggressive. Jake knows something is up, and he’s in the perfect position to report back to MI6.
It’s his first mission on his own, and Popov will be watching.
224 pp • 9781405256858 • August

89

Edge of Nowhere
John Smelcer
An astonishing tale of survival in Alaska, this poignant Robinson Crusoe story is based
on true events
“More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe.” —Frank McCourt, author,
Angela’s Ashes
“An unforgettable story. Brilliant!” —Ray Bradbury on The Trap
“A great addition to survival/adventure collections or Native American fiction.”
—School Library Journal on The Trap
A year after his mother dies, 16-year-old Seth and his dog, Tucker, are washed overboard
from his father’s fishing boat during a torrential storm, and are assumed drowned. But by
good fortune, Seth and Tucker make it safely to one of the hundreds of islands that line the
Alaskan coast. Over many months, the two castaways endure hardships to survive off the
land and the sea as they make their way, island by island, toward home. More than an adventure novel, this is a story about reconciliation, heritage, and struggling to deal with grief.
John Smelcer is the author of The Great Death and The Trap. He lives in Binghamton, New York.
198 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781849391962 • May • $8.99 Paper Reissue • Andersen Press

The Cry of the Wolf
Melvin Burgess
A hunter determined to wipe out every wolf in England almost succeeds, but then finds
himself the prey—a reissue of the debut novel by the author of the acclaimed Smack
“A dramatic and horrifying tale of the tragedy of extinction. . . . An ecological thriller
that will draw nature lovers and horror fans alike.” —School Library Journal
“Flawless. This is one novel that will leave an indelible impression on all who read it.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review of Smack
“Smack is filled with cool British lingo and interesting characters, all the while subtly
delivering a harrowing message about addiction.” —Seventeen on Smack
It was a mistake for Ben to tell the Hunter that there were still wolves in Surrey, for the
Hunter was a fanatic, always on the lookout for unusual prey. Driven by an ambition to
wipe out the last English wolves, the Hunter sets out on a savage quest, determined to shoot
every last wolf in Britain. But Ben and his father are equally determined to save Silver, Conna,
and their family of wolf cubs. What happens when the Hunter becomes the hunted?
Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed novels, including Billy Elliot; Doing
It, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the L.A. Times Book Prize; and Smack, which has
been translated into 28 different languages. He has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal
four times, including for The Cry of the Wolf.
128 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781849393751 • July • $9.99 Paper Reissue • Andersen Press

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It’s Yr Life
Tempany Deckert and Tristan Bancks
In this expository young adult novel, Sim and Milla are an unlikely pair for a school
assignment and don’t get along—until it becomes a matter of life or death
Sim in Australia and Milla in Los Angeles don’t seem to have anything in common. Sim lives
in a foster home for kids who don’t know where their parents are, and Milla lives in a mansion with her family, including her big-shot movie producer dad. So when they’re forced to
e-mail each other for a school assignment, this is one pairing that seems doomed to fail from
the start. But soon the two can’t stop e-mailing each other. Why? Secrets. What did Sim find
in a dumpster that has him running scared? Whose footprints are outside Milla’s window,
and what can she do to fix her screwed-up family before something terrible happens?
Tempany Deckert is the author of 17 books for children and is a screenplay writer for the
stage and film. Tristan Bancks is a writer and filmmaker with a background as an actor
and television presenter in Australia and the UK. He has written a number of books for
kids and teens, including the Mac Slater, Cool Hunter series.
282 pp • 5 x 8 • 13 B/W Photos • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction
9781741663976 • April • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Random House Australia

A Straight Line to My Heart
Bill Condon
A funny, poignant, realistic story of Tiffany’s first love and first job, and the inevitability of change in the first summer out of school
School is over, not just for the year, but forever. Tiff and Kayla are free, which is what they’ve
always wanted, but now summer is nearly at an end and that means life decisions. Tiff is
hoping her job at the local paper will lead to something more, but “The Shark” soon puts
her straight on what it takes to become a hard-nosed reporter like him. At home, Reggie—
the only grandad she’s ever known—has quit smoking and diagnosed himself as a cactus,
and then Kayla hits her with some big news. And into all this stumbles Davey, who plays
rugby but quotes Truman Capote, and is the first boy who has ever really wanted to know
her. Tiff is smart with words and rarely does tears, but in one short week she discovers that
words don’t always get you there; they don’t let you say all the stuff from deep in your heart.
Bill Condon is the author of Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God.
180 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction
9781742377308 • August • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Bookmark Days
Scot Gardner
Avril falls in love for the first time with the boy next door, but his family and hers are
bitter enemies, in this Romeo and Juliet story set in sheep farming country
“A wacky romp that would appeal to readers of Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta books
and Kirk Scroggs’s Wiley and Grampa’s Creature Features series.” —School Library
Journal on The Detachable Boy: With One Loose Foot
I’ve been driving the ute and the tractor since I was 11. I get to sleep under the stars, help
lambs into the world and ride my horse whenever I want.
Avril Stanton has never been in love, until she meets Nathaniel, the boy from the farm next
door. With his crazy hair and killer smile, he’s perfect except for one detail—he’s from the
wrong side of the fence. Avril’s family and Nathaniel’s family have been feuding for two
generations and aren’t about to stop now. To follow her heart, Avril will have to stand up
to her family. Will it be a Romeo and Juliet–style tragedy or will a thunderstorm, a car accident, and a couple of conniving grandmothers be able to solve her dilemma?
Scot Gardner is the author of The Detachable Boy: With One Loose Foot.
180 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377711 • April • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Indigo Girls
Penni Russon
Two girls, one summer, and a whole lot to learn from each other
“An impressive debut from a writer to watch.” —Booklist on Undine
Zara’s an alpha—the first letter of the Greek alphabet. She’s popular. I’m more like one of
the obscure letters in the middle that no one’s ever heard of—an omicron or something.
Zara, Tilly, and Mieke go to different schools and live in different social worlds. But for
two weeks every summer they’re the Indigo Girls—surfing, hiking, or just hanging out at
the campground or the nearby resort. This year Mieke doesn’t show up, and Zara and Tilly—
the queen bee and the geek—are left circling each other, unsure how to relate without Mieke
in the middle. Soon it becomes a summer of change and a summer of secrets; a summer for
losing themselves but finding each other.
Penni Russon is the author of Breathe and Undine.
172 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377681 • June • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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The Sweet Life
Rebecca Lim
Rome—city of style, culture, food, music, and romance. But is someone sinister stalking Janey Gordon during her Italian adventure?
Sixteen-year-old Janey is all alone in the world apart from her trio
of best friends, until she discovers a mysterious letter that leads her
to long-lost family, thousands of miles away in Italy. So she heads
off on a Roman holiday with a suitcase full of glam outfits courtesy of her fashion-addict bestie, Ness, and a list of must-see locations from her film-buff buddy, Em. It should be a time of sun, food,
shopping, and cute guys—but there’s someone shadowing every step
she takes. Who is the sinister “Fellini,” tracking Janey Gordon through
cyberspace, and why is he posting warnings to her MySpace page?
Living the sweet life can be a dangerous thing.
Rebecca Lim is the author of Mercy.
196 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377704 • August • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
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She flew for twenty-six bewildering hours to emerge into the chaos that was Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport at six in
the morning.
There were people everywhere: shouting, sweating, cursing and pushing their way up ragged, haphazard queues to reach
customs windows that were closed, then suddenly opened, then closed again. And when they all cleared customs, there was
more shouting, sweating and cursing when people discovered that several flights’ worth of baggage had somehow been
mixed up and was now piled at random througout the arrival hall in every available nook and cranny.
But Janey didn’t mind because Janey was in Rome. Rome! And Lou Lou’s lovely suitcase was the easiest bag to spot. And
even though her hair was frizzy and her nose was shiny, everything was all right with her world because she still looked
cool and classy in her denim sailor pants and jaunty French top and—as soon as she walked through the sliding doors into
the golden heat of a Roman morning—the most beautiful young man she had ever seen in her life was standing on the footpath, holding up a sign with her name on it.
If she’d been the swooning type, she would have, because the stranger held out a strong, tanned hand to her and said in a
delicously husky voice: “Buongiorno, signorina Gordon. I would know you anywhere. I am Luca Sarti.”

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A YEAR IN GIRL HELL
Meredith Costain
Starting high school and working out who you are in a new world of cliques and boys can be tough—especially when the
three people you thought would be your best friends for life begin to seem more like enemies. In this fantastic new fourbook series about growing up and fitting in, each book is told from a different perspective of the core group of four. Full
of the emotional dramas rife in any high schooler’s life, this is a realistic and heartfelt series every teen is sure to love.
Meredith Costain is an acclaimed children’s author who has written more than 70 books.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Burned

Mia’s life is changing in her first year of high school, but where are her friends when
she needs them most?

I’ve always been there for everyone when they’ve needed me. So where are my friends now
that I need them? My grandfather’s dying and it really hurts. My supposed besties are too
busy arguing over the hot guy from the rock band to notice me. Will I always just be Mia
in the middle?
139 pp • 9781921502309 • April

Trashed

Alysha must choose where she wants to belong and who her true friends are as she starts
her first year of high school

I’ve finally made it into the shiny group but I’m over having to do their dirty work. It’s great
being followed around and adored, but can I make it to the top and stay there? Do I really
want to become Alysha the Queen of Mean? High school is shaping up to be hell.
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Angel’s Fury
Bryony Pearce
In the tradition of The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped
Pajamas, a tale of sleepless nights and present day haunting, giving
voice to the horrors of the Holocaust and the nature of persecution
“The writing is powerful and evocative, the characters well
developed, and the plotting complex. Among the plethora of
paranormal stories which have swamped the market recently,
this one will stand out for its freshness of approach and the
quality of its writing. A sequel, please!” —Bookbag
“Rich in paranoia, fear, and runs along at a frantic pace . . .
creepy and utterly compelling! It may well be the best YA paranormal fantasy book I read this year.” —Teen Librarian
“You’d be forgiven for thinking this might be another of those
urban fantasies like Twilight that feature romantic interludes
between vampires and werewolves—but don’t be deceived. This
is a fantastic piece of writing. . . . Exceptionally good.”
—Books Monthly
I’ve started to have dreams while I’m awake. I remember music I’ve
never heard. . . . I’ve got all this extra stuff in my head, but I’m forgetting things from my own life. I feel like I’m being taken over.
One fallen angel walks the earth to bring mankind to its destruction,
turning love into hate, forgiveness into blame, and hope into despair.
Through the fires of hell he will come to torment one girl’s dreams.
Every time Cassie Farrier tries to sleep, she is plagued by visions of a
death: a little girl called Zillah. A victim of the holocaust. In desperation Cassie is sent for treatment in an old manor house. There she
meets other children just like her. Including Seth, who looks so familiar.
Her dream becomes a nightmare—and then reality. This stunning debut
from a talented young author contains controversial and thoughtful
themes that teenagers can relate to, including bullying and victimization in a contemporary and historical context. With its mix of
mythology, fantasy, and real-life terror, this is a book unlike any other.
Bryony Pearce is a debut novelist.
340 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781405251358 • June • $9.99 Paper • Egmont UK

Excerpt:
Before my back hit the headboard I slammed on the sidelight. The bulb illuminated every corner of the room. There were
no riflemen at the doorway.
I’m alive.
I grappled with the sweat-soaked sheets that were knotted around my legs and once free, I rocked back and forth, desperately trying to breathe through the pain.
People say you can’t die in your dreams . . . they’re wrong.
Finally I slumped down with my hands lying limp over the phantom bullet holes that riddled my chest.
After a moment I took a shuddering breath and fumbled my book from the bedside table. I didn’t need to find my place,
I’d read it a dozen times. The important thing was how fast I could be lost in the story; how far I could be pulled out of
my own head. As I read my eyes grew heavy but I resisted the tug of sleep. Zillah was lurking in the shadows ready to draw
me into the field and I didn’t want to go back. I glanced at the clock: 1:06.
Five hours till morning.

95

Fat Boy Swim
Catherine Forde
From Firestarter and Skarrs author Catherine Forde comes a story of an overweight boy
and victim of bullying who finds out that anything is possible
“A gripping story about self-discovery and the thrilling transformation that sports can
bring. . . . The messy ending is satisfyingly realistic.” —Booklist
“A moving, tumultuous, roller-coaster, acid-etched story. . . . A galaxy of distinctive,
memorable characters.” —Bookseller
Jimmy Kelly is fat—lardy, ginormous, clinically obese. But inside, Jimmy doesn’t feel like Smelly
Kelly, Fat Boy Fat. He’s just normal. Like other boys his age, his bedroom’s a pit, his feet stink,
and he hates getting up on school mornings. If any of his classmates bothered to talk to him,
instead of slagging him off, they’d find he’s just as clued in as they are on films, books, TV,
even sports. Although he wouldn’t tell them that his secret talent is cooking. But Jimmy has
another secret that even he doesn’t know yet—a secret that will change him forever.
Catherine Forde is the author of numerous books for young adults, including Fifteen Minute
Bob, Firestarter, and Skarrs, which was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781405239660 • April • $8.99 Paper Reissue • Egmont UK

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Outside In
Chrissie Keighery
The cool group at school is not as luminous as it seems. Sure they appear to have it all,
but there are problems lurking just below the surface.
Beautiful Jordan is struggling to cope because of her newly divorced parents, Meredith covers her past by playing the clown, Cecilia hides her feelings and a shameful secret, Sam is growing up, and Jack is caught off-guard when he falls in love for the first time. And then there’s
someone else: she’s not part of the group and the others have no idea she’s there, but she knows
that there are cracks. She watches them from the inside, out, from the outside, in.
Chrissie Keighery is the author of many successful books for children and young adults including her stories in the Go Girl! series.
183 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781921502361 • May • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

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GRAPHIC DICKENS
Charles Dickens
Retold by Hilary Burningham
Favorite Dickens titles retold in graphic format, with speech bubbles and a simplified text, are ideal for
drawing in readers who struggle with Dickens in the original form. The titles in this series use all the drama
and excitement of comics while introducing the storylines and characters from the Dickens stories. Some of
the flavor of the original stories is retained in quotes and speech bubbles.
Hilary Burningham is a former teacher and the author of the Graphic Shakespeare series.
Each: 72 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 11 & Up • Classics/Graphic Novels
August • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

A Christmas Carol

The traditional yuletide Dickens tale retold in graphic format

Ebeneezer Scrooge is a mean miser who lives alone and is nice to no one. One Christmas
Eve, however, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Marley, and is given a
very important warning. Is it enough to persuade Scrooge to change his ways?
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David Copperfield

A retelling of this classic Dickens tale in graphic format

In this classic tale, a young boy is deeply affected when his widowed mother remarries.
When his mother dies, David’s stepfather sends him to work in a London factory. After
Wilkins Micawber, his landlord in London, is sent to prison, David escapes London and
takes refuge in Dover with Betsey Trotwood, his aunt. After a conventional schooling and
a brief legal career he later becomes a novelist.
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FIRST DISCOVERY MUSIC
Illustrations by Charlotte Voake
A journey through the music and lives of the most influential classical musicians, these illustrated
biographies focus on their musical childhoods. They each include a CD with a reading of the book
and fragments of the musicians’ most iconic compositions. These books introduce young children to
music and to the historical figures who most impacted the medium.
Charlotte Voake is an award-winning illustrator whose books include Ginger and Hello Twins.
Each: 28 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–11 • Nonfiction
May • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth & CD • First Discovery Music

Fryderyk Chopin
Catherine Weill
As a young Polish boy, Chopin was already composing his own tunes at the
age of five. He learned Latin, Greek, and French, then German, English, and
Italian at the same time he was learning to play the piano. Children who can
tell stories through their piano playing or singing, or who have ever danced a
Polish mazurka, will find that they have much in common with Chopin.
Catherine Weill is a children’s book author.
39 Color Illustrations • 9781851033089

Claude Debussy
Pierre Babin
As a boy, Debussy wanted to be a sailor. At music college in Paris he used to
shock his teachers with the sounds he made on the piano. Children who want
to know how to make a glass sing or hear the sound of the sea in a teacup will
learn much from Debussy.
Pierre Babin is a children’s author.
42 Color Illustrations • 9781851033218

Antonio Vivaldi
Olivier Baumont
Antonio Vivaldi’s father was a baker and a barber as well as being a violinist
by profession. Vivaldi became a priest very young and was nicknamed the red
priest because of his red hair. Children who have tried making their own musical instruments or pretended to conduct an orchestra will find that they have
much in common with Vivaldi.
Olivier Baumont is a professional classical musician. He is a regular performer
in baroque music festivals around the world.
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Each: 28 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–11 • Nonfiction
July • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth & CD • First Discovery Music

Henry Purcell
Marielle Khoury
Purcell was a court musician like his father and uncle. He also wrote music for the
theater—a mixture of instrumental pieces, songs, and dances. Children who have tried
making up their own dance steps, or who can tell the difference between the sound
of the violin and the viola, will find that they have much in common with Purcell.
Marielle Khoury is a children’s author.
40 Color Illustrations • 9781851033096

Ludwig van Beethoven
Yann Walcker
Beethoven did badly at school because all he could think about was music, and Mozart
was one of his early admirers. Children will learn that they can make up a tune to their
favorite poem and sing it, and that with only seven notes they can play countless tunes.
Yann Walcker is a composer and lyricist. He is the author of several books on
classical music.
46 Color Illustrations • 9781851033102

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Yann Walcker
Mozart was already writing music by the age of five, and when he was still very
young, he traveled all over Europe and played for the Emperor of Austria, the King
of France, and the Queen of England. Children who know songs from different countries, or who have tried writing songs of their own, they’ll find that they have much
in common with Mozart.
Yann Walcker is a composer and lyricist. He is the author of several books on
classical music.
40 Color Illustrations • 9781851033119

Johann Sebastian Bach
Paule du Bouchet
Bach was born into a family of many musicians—composers, singers, and instrumentalists. At the age of 12, he could play the harpsichord, the organ, the violin,
and the viola. Children who are curious about how musical instruments are crafted,
and who may have wondered how pieces of wood is needed to make a violin, will
find that they may have much in common with Bach.
Paule du Bouchet is the author of Prince Orpheus.
41 Color Illustrations • 9781851033195

99

The Pitkin Guide to Titanic
The World’s Largest Liner
Roger Cartwright
An authoritative and highly illustrated guide to the RMS Titanic
The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world
when she set sail on her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. Just
four days later she struck an iceberg and sank, resulting in the
deaths of 1,517 people in one of the worst peacetime maritime
disasters in history. Here young readers can see how the ship
was built, reveal what life was like above and below deck, uncover details of the fatal accident and the aftermath, and consider the world’s fascination with the subject ever since. This
guide also includes details of places to visit related to the
famous ship.
Roger Cartwright is the coauthor of Cruise America and
Cruise Britannia.
32 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 37 Color Photos • 27 B/W Photos
Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction
9781841653341 • April • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
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So You Think You Know the Olympics
Clive Gifford
More than 1,000 questions that will put even gold medal trivia buffs to the test
For readers who want to test their knowledge or are eager to learn more about the biggest
sporting event ever, these Olympic teasers cover everything from the history of the games
and sports knowledge to weird and wonderful trivia. Readers will learn the answers to such
questions as Which country’s population was granted a day’s holiday when its men’s soccer
team won gold at the 2000 Olympics? At the 2012 games, only two stadiums used for the
soccer events are Premier League grounds—what are they? and What is any one of the three
sports that George Eyser, a man with a wooden leg, won at the 1904 Olympics?
Clive Gifford has written many titles in the So You Think You Know series, covering everything from The Simpsons to the World Cup. His other titles include Soccer: The Ultimate
Guide to the Beautiful Game and Summer Olympics: The Definitive Guide to the World’s
Greatest Sports Celebration.
160 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9 & Up • Nonfiction/Sports
9781444906851 • May • $8.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

Bad Kids
The Naughtiest Children in History
Tony Robinson
From a 13-year-old ninja to young Salem “witches”—a guided tour through the lives
of outlaw children from history, their dastardly crimes, and awful punishments
So you’ve broken a classroom window and you’re standing outside the principal’s office with sweaty palms and a serious sinking feeling in your stomach. Do you think no
one’s ever had a life as bad as you? Well, you’re wrong—this book reveals how kids in
the past have had to suffer much worse punishments than a lecture about how they’ve
let the whole school down. For instance, however angry your principal gets, it’s fairly
certain that she’s not going to put you in a pillory and nail your ears to it. All through
history, children have been getting into some serious scrapes, and they didn’t often get
off lightly. This is a guided tour to children for whom laughing; dancing on a Sunday;
killing a rabbit that wasn’t on your land; or just being in the wrong place at the wrong
time could mean a beating, beheading, or ordeal by hot water (no, it’s not a nice warm
bath with bubbles and a little plastic duck).

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Tony Robinson is the author of The Worst Jobs in History and The Worst Children’s
Jobs in History. He has written several television series for children, including Maid
Marion and Her Merry Men for which he received a BAFTA.
134 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 45 Color Photos • 40 B/W Photos • 100 Color Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Nonfiction/History
9780330510806 • June • $12.99 Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

The Worst Children’s
Jobs in History
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BINDI WILDLIFE ADVENTURES

A Year in the Life of Bindi
Bindi
The life of Bindi Irwin revealed
Get the inside scoop on how Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter,
spends her time. Appearing on Oprah in Sydney one day, helping out at the Australia
Zoo Wildlife Hospital the next, spending weeks croc tagging in the Cape York Peninsula—she’s an Australian girl with a life like no other.
Bindi Irwin is the inspiration and cocreator of the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series. She
has been involved with caring for wildlife and promoting conservation since she was
little, and has hosted the Emmy Award–winning TV program Bindi: The Jungle Girl.
104 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 120 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Nonfiction
9781864718386 • April • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Paper • Random House Australia

100% The Twilight Boys
The Unofficial Guide to the Twilight Boys
Evie Parker
Packed with profiles, facts, color pictures, and a huge pull-out reversible Team
Jacob/Team Edward poster, this is the must-have unofficial guide to the Twilight boys
Legions of Twilight devotees can sink their teeth into the hottest stars of the franchise,
including Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Xavier Samuel, and Taylor Lautner. They first got hearts racing in the internationally successful Twilight films
and now readers can learn all about what they are up to next. This is the ultimate unofficial guide for all Twi-hard fans.
Evie Parker is the author of 100% Gleek: The Unofficial Guide to Glee and 100% Justin
Bieber: The Unofficial Biography.
64 pp • 7 x 9 • 90 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction
9780857510709 • Available • $12.99 Cloth • Bantam Press

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I WANT TO BE A CHEF
Murdoch Books
Murdoch Books is an independent publishing company with extensive on-site test kitchens.
Each of their recipes are triple tested for guaranteed success.
Each: 192 pp • 8 x 10 • 250 Color Photos • Ages 10–13 • Nonfiction/Cooking
May • $19.95 Paper • Murdoch Books

I Want to Be a Chef

More than 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will teach aspiring young
chefs the techniques needed to cook their way to success

Learning to cook opens the way to a lifetime of happy experiences. Once they start
cooking for family and friends, young people will quickly realize what a very rewarding
thing it is to do. This collection features recipes to start the day, such as Blueberry
Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, and Ricotta Crumpets with Pear; dishes for lunchtime and
snacks, such as Spinach and Feta Muffins, Potato and Pumpkin Soup, and Oven-Baked
Chicken Nuggets; and such dinnertime options as Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni,
Tofu with Greens and Noodles, and Fishcakes. Delicious desserts include Ice Cream
Brownie Sandwiches and Crazy Cupcakes. This work offers clear step-by-step pictures helping cooks learn how to mix, roll out, slice, fold in, and chop their way to
a successful result. Recipes include dual measurements.
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I Want to Be a Chef: Baking

All young chefs need to know to bake spectacular cakes and light-as-air pastries

By mastering a few simple techniques, many seriously “grown-up” baked items are
well within the grasp of budding young chefs. In this cookbook, the aim of the game
is incredible desserts and cookies as well as light-as-air sweet and savory pastries. With
more than 100 recipes to choose from, ranging from simple to show-off, young chefs
will soon be baking just like professionals. Chefs will learn to make Parmesan, Pumpkin and Zucchini Muffins; Berry Cheesecake Muffins; Chocolate Chip Cookies; Cherry
Ripple Teacake; Two-Tone Fudge Brownies; Scones; and Pirate Ship Cookies. Recipes
include dual measurements.
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The Kooky 3D Kids’ Baking Book
Hardie Grant Books
With two pairs of 3-D glasses, this kooky cookbook takes baking to a whole new dimension!
Divided into sweets and savories this collection of
recipes that comes to life before readers’ eyes is a
great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. All
25 recipes are easy to follow, with clear instructions
and no tricky ingredients. Recipes include Double
Choc Chunky Cookies, Hummingbird Butterfly
Cakes, Mini Cheese & Chive Damper (soda bread),
and Superbig Pretzels. With a little help from
grown-ups, young cooks can whip up tasty treats
in no time at all. Includes metric measurements.
64 pp • 7.5 x 8.5 • 41 Color Photos
Ages 4–8 • Nonfiction/Cooking
9781742701493 • April
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Sexpectations
Sex Stuff Straight Up
Craig Murray and Leissa Pitts
An upfront, matter-of-fact, and teenage-friendly sex education and sexual health guide
book, for both boys and girls, in one easy-to-use flip volume
Designed to help teens make healthy, positive choices based on the right information, this
guide explores the complex issues teenagers face around sexual exploration, sexual desire,
and making the right decisions about sex. Always providing honest and straightforward information, it talks about when to have sex, how sex happens, why you might or might not
have sex, what sex feels like, and other important things to know if and when a girl or guy
has, or is about to have, sex. But sex isn’t just about one person, and the material here goes
way past how to put on a condom to explore the tricky areas of pleasure and desire and
discuss what’s happening with relationships and friends, family, sexual identity, and cultural influences. It takes teens through knowing themselves and their bodies, keeping safe,
protecting themselves, thinking through pregnancy, knowing about relationships, and tapping into their personal power to make positive choices. With comments from other guys
and girls facing the same experiences, this book talks honestly and respectfully about the
hard questions and gives teens some answers they might need.
Craig Murray has been delivering sexual health information for the last 10 years via health promotion and community and professional education. He has also worked as a peer educator and a youth consultant with a family planning organization. Leissa
Pitts has conducted sexual and reproductive health training and education for nearly 10 years and currently manages services
in the multicultural health sector.
224 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 13 & Up • Nonfiction
9781741751437 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Twilight, True Love and You
Seven Secret Steps to Finding Your Edward or Jacob
Louise Deacon
Combining elements from the popular Twilight saga with accessible pop psychology, a
guide to finding eternal love
Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural romance saga has inspired millions of people worldwide
with its tale of a young girl torn between two apparently perfect loves. Many fans are now
on the hunt for their own real-life Edward or Jacob. Luckily for all the Twilight fans out
there, this book uncovers the seven secret steps towards true love. Inspired by the saga, these
secrets reveal the relevance of Bella’s experiences to your own love life, explain your feelings for Edward and Jacob, and expose the perils of Twilight’s powerful, romantic messages.
Louise Deacon is a clinical psychologist who specializes in relationships, sexual health,
and depression.
320 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Family & Relationships
9781849531405 • May • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

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Nanny in a Book
The Common-Sense Guide to Childcare
Louise Heren and Susan McMillan
Full of tips and personal stories from the most respected nannies in the world, parents will
find this trusted guide to be the next best thing to Mary Poppins turning up on the doorstep
From setting up the nursery to teaching manners to organizing a seamless birthday party,
this practical companion to child care shares tips and expertise gleaned from the more than
100 years’ experience of the best and most respected nannies in the business. For more than
a century, Norland Nannies have cared for royal and celebrity families, but now one does
not need to be a Hollywood actress or a duchess to benefit from their clear advice and straightforward methods. Tried and tested on thousands of families, their nurturing and sensible
methods are brought together here for the first time, and will help parents with sleeping,
weaning, and potty training; nursing common ailments from sore tummies to measles; traveling with children; stopping common bad behaviors; and encouraging creativity.
Louise Heren is a producer and director with a six-year-old child who has been brought up
“the Norland Way.” Susan McMillan is an award-winning producer and writer. Together
they run Reybridge Films and have written, filmed, and produced a number of documentaries, including Nanny School, which involved them spending a year at Norland College.
278 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9780091935467 • May • $19.95 Paper • Vermilion

It’s Not Fair!
Parenting the Bright and Challenging Child
Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock
Foreword by Jacqueline Wilson
How parents of bright and challenging children between 8 and 12 can identify and handle
areas of concern, and prepare for the challenges of the teen years
“Very well written, full of anecdotes about bright and challenging children, with advice
about what to do, and what not to do. . . . Excellent suggestions in the later chapters for
preparing their children for the temptations of the teenage years.” —Bookbag
“There’s real understanding of young people and practical advice . . . offers the comfort of selfrecognition, and the assurance that others must be having the same experiences.”
—Times Educational Supplement on Whatever! A Down-to-Earth Guide to Parenting Teenagers
When parents find themselves answering yes to such questions as Can your child run rings around
you, and always have the last word? Is your child strong-willed and very independent for his
or her age? Do they refuse to take “no” for an answer?, it is likely that they have a “bright and
challenging” child. While there are many positives to parenting such children, it can also be
very demanding. This guide, designed specifically for the parents of young children who are
independent, risk taking, and hard to rein in, will explain why it is important to set and reinforce boundaries, and how to do
so. It also identifies the issues and risks that such children may face, and helps parents to prepare for them. Parents will also
learn how they and their child can discuss sensitive issues together, such as sex and drugs, and will learn how to help their child
to be more aware of the needs of others.
Gill Hines is an education consultant and trainer who runs programs in schools aimed at parents of bright and challenging children. Alison Baverstock is the author of Is There a Book in You? They are the coauthors of Whatever! A Down-to-Earth Guide
to Parenting Teenagers. Jacqueline Wilson is an award-winning and bestselling children’s author whose titles include Girls in
Love, Girls Out Late, and Girls Under Pressure.
294 pp • 5 x 8 • Parenting & Family Care
9780749952488 • May • $14.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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Understand Child Development
Carolyn Meggitt
A complete guide to child development from birth to 16 years
Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this guide takes readers through physical, cognitive, moral, and behavioral aspects of a child’s development. It covers key figures such as
Piaget, Freud, and Bowlby as well as looking at the work of more contemporary theorists. Case
studies offer practical understanding while illustrations back up key points.
Carolyn Meggitt is a former nurse and midwife.
208 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B & W Illustrations• Parenting & Family Care
9781444137996 • August • $19.95 Paper • Hodder Education

Headstarts
100 Tips for Raising Clever, Confident, Creative Kids
Dr. Cindy Pan and Vanessa Woods
The very latest research on childhood development distilled into 100 easy-to-understand
tips to raise clever, confident, creative kids
An invaluable aid for parents focused on giving their children the best possible start in life,
this guide outlines practical tips to help provide children with major advantages in both the
classroom and the playground. It distills key findings from the very latest international cognitive science research into short pieces covering an array of areas, including the importance
of teaching a child positive thinking patterns, the benefits of hugs on brain development, how
to help a child tackle math and science, the best age to learn a new language, and the benefits
of good nutrition.
Dr. Cindy Pan is a general practitioner and the author of Pandora’s Box and Playing Hard to
Get. Vanessa Woods is a journalist and a research scientist at Duke University. She is also a
feature writer for the Discovery Channel, has written for New Scientist, and is the author of
It’s Every Monkey for Themselves. She lives in North Carolina.
198 pp • 5 x 8 • Parenting & Family Care
9781741755749 • June • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Confessions of a Coffee Group Dropout
Navigating New Motherhood
Eleanor Black
A candid, engaging, and irreverent take on coming to terms with life as a new parent
Motherhood, for a first-timer, can be an overwhelming and even frightening experience, but
admitting this doesn’t seem to be something that’s ever done. The birth, as the author explains
in this memoir about the struggles of new parenthood, is the least of it. It’s what happens after
the birth that blows your mind. You’re meant to look like an expert from day one despite the
fact that the choices confronting first-time parents are mind-boggling—and whatever they decide someone will tell them they’re wrong. She covers it all, from unsolicited advice offered by
complete strangers to competitive coffee group mothers, from baby music classes to expectations of parental perfection—all the pressures brought to bear on new parents. She found being
thrown into this universe completely bizarre, and upon talking to friends, she found she wasn’t alone. She found plenty of other parents who were as baffled as her when it came to the expectations placed on modern parents, and this book is the result.
Eleanor Black is an award-winning journalist and first-time mother. A former senior feature
writer at the New Zealand Herald, she is currently books editor for Next and writes for a variety of publications.
262 pp • 5 x 8 • Parenting & Family Care
9781877505065 • May • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Colours

Fruit

Flowers

Pierre-Marie Valat

Pierre-Marie Valat

René Mettler

40pp • 9781851033782

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The Ladybird

Planes

The Weather

Sylvaine Peyrols

Donald Grant

Sophie Kniffke

36 pp • 9781851033843

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Bears

The Bee

René Mettler

Pierre de Hugo

Laura Bour

Ute Fuhr

34 pp • 9781851032983

34 pp • 9781851033348

36 pp • 9781851031450

36 pp • 9781851031870

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Birds

Boats

The Body

The Butterfly

René Mettler

Christian Broutin

Sylvaine Peyrols

Héliadore

38 pp • 9781851031078

36 pp • 9781851031672

36 pp • 9781851032259

36 pp • 9781851032402

The Castle

Cats

Colours

Counting

Claude Millet

Henri Galeron

Pierre-Marie Valat

Donald Grant

36 pp • 9781851031122

32 pp • 9781851030842

40 pp • 9781851030880

36 pp • 9781851032105

Dinosaurs

Earth and Sky

The Egg

The Elephant

James Prunier

Sylvaine Peyrols

René Mettler

James Prunier

36 pp • 9781851031504

39 pp • 9781851031108

34 pp • 9781851030828

36 pp • 9781851031467

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Farm Animals

Fish

Flowers

Flying

Sylvaine Peyrols

Sabine Krawczyk

René Mettler

Donald Grant

36 pp • 9781851031696

36 pp • 9781851033652

36 pp • 9781851031443

36 pp • 9781851031436

Fruit

The Hedgehog

Homes

Pierre-Marie Valat

Pierre de Hugo

Donald Grant

40 pp • 9781851030811

32 pp • 9781851033546

38 pp • 9781851031511

How the
Body Works
Sylvaine Peyrols
36 pp • 9781851032525

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The Jungle

The Ladybird

René Mettler

Sylvaine Peyrols

Light
Gilbert Houbre

Music
Donald Grant

36 pp • 9781851031832

36 pp • 9781851030897

36 pp • 9781851031863

36 pp • 9781851031849

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FIRST DISCOVERIES
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On Wheels

The Owl

Penguins

Pyramids

Sophie Kniffke

Sylvaine Peyrols

René Mettler

Philippe Biard

38 pp • 9781851031115

36 pp • 9781851032167

36 pp • 9781851032334

36 pp • 9781851032143

Rabbits

The Seashore

Shapes

The Tree

Pierre de Hugo

Pierre de Hugo

Pierre-Marie Valat

Christian Broutin

34 pp • 9781851032938

38 pp • 9781851031313

36 pp • 9781851032273

38 pp • 9781851030873

Water

The Wind

The Wolf

Pierre-Marie Valat

Donald Grant

Laura Bour

36 pp • 9781851031085

36 pp • 9781851033188

36 pp • 9781851032396

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Atlas of Civilizations

Atlas of Countries

Atlas of Space

Ute Fuhr

Donald Grant

Donald Grant

9781851032433

9781851032358

9781851032457

TORCHLIGHT
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Let’s Look
at Animals
Underground
Daniel Moignot

Pierre-Marie Valat

9781851032815

9781851033683

Let’s Look at
Night Workers

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Let’s Look at
Building Sites
by Night

Let’s Look at
the Sky

Let’s Look at Caves
Claude Delafosse
and Gallimard Jeunessse
9781851032891

Let’s Look
at Fish
Underwater
Pierre de Hugo
9781851032884

Let’s Look
Inside Pyramids

Let’s Look
Inside the Body

Ute Fuhr

Donald Grant

Sabine Krawczyk

Pierre-Marie Valat

9781851033720

9781851032846

9781851032877

9781851032853

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Animals

Landscapes

Henri Matisse

Tony Ross

Frédéric Sorbier

36 pp • 9781851032013

32 pp • 9781851032549

Pablo Picasso

Paintings

Tony Ross

Jean-Philippe Chabot

Tony Ross

36 pp • 9781851031993

32 pp • 9781851032556

34 pp • 9781851032006

Portraits

Sculpture

Tony Ross

Jean-Philippe Chabot

38 pp • 9781851031986

36 pp • 9781851032228

Vincent
van Gogh
Jean-Philippe Chabot
34 pp • 9781851032235

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FIRST
DISCOVERIES
FOLDOUTS

The Sea

FIRST
DISCOVERY
MUSIC

George Frideric Handel

Ute Fuhr
Illustrations by Raoul Sautai

Mildred Clary
Illustrations by Charlotte Voake

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The Monster Maintenance Manual
A Spotter’s Guide
Peter Macinnis
Illustrations by Adele K. Thomas
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DISCOVERERS

World Religions:
Past and Present
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Title Index
Title Index
100% The Twilight Boys ....................................102
Abomination ......................................................88
Addition................................................................4
Adventure Classics for Boys ................................70
Adventures with Grandpa ..................................49
Aesop’s Fables ......................................................2
African Animal Tales ............................................54
All the Way to W.A. ............................................67
An A to Z of Pirates ............................................63
And Picasso Painted Guernica ..........................116
Angel’s Fury ........................................................95
Animal Camouflage ..........................................108
Animal Pants!......................................................59
Animal Stories from the Bible ..............................27
Animal Tales ........................................................87
Animals ............................................................113
Animals in Danger ............................................108
Animals’ Christmas, The ......................................28
Antonio Vivaldi....................................................98
Around the World in Eighty Days ........................71
At the Beach ......................................................67
Atlas of Civilizations ..........................................112
Atlas of Countries ............................................112
Atlas of Space ..................................................112
Audrey ................................................................77
Audrey Goes to Town..........................................77
Audrey of the Outback........................................77
Audrey of the Outback Collection, The................77
Audrey’s Big Secret ..............................................77
Aunt Severe and the Dragons............................116
Awfully Beastly Business ................................84, 85
Baby’s First ..........................................................30
Baby’s First Christmas ..........................................30
Baby’s First Prayers ..............................................30
Bad Kids............................................................101
Bang Goes a Troll ................................................85
Barry ..................................................................57
Battle of the Zombies ..........................................85
Bear’s Water Picnic, The ......................................40
Bear’s Winter House, The ....................................40
Bears ................................................................108
Beasties, The ......................................................36
Beatrice and Vanessa ..........................................40
Bee, The............................................................108
Best Christmas Present in the World ....................87
Better Homes & Gardens ....................................83
Big Big Big Book of Tashi, The............................115
Bindi Wildlife Adventures ..................................102
Birds..................................................................109
Blackout..............................................................88
Blaze of Glory....................................................116
Blockbuster ........................................................72
Boats ................................................................109
Body, The ............................................................14
Body, The ..........................................................109
Book of Bones, The ..........................................116
Bookmark Days ..................................................92
Boot Camp..........................................................73
Bouncy..................................................................8
Bouncy Farm ........................................................8
Bouncy Garden ....................................................8
Bouncy Jungle ......................................................8
Bouncy Pets ..........................................................8
Boy ....................................................................53
Buddhism for Mothers ......................................116
Bumping Buffalo ................................................54
Burned ................................................................94
Busy Books............................................................9
Busy Farm ............................................................9
Busy Town ............................................................9
Butterfly, The ....................................................109
Cactus Annie ......................................................58
Cassie ................................................................93
Castle, The ........................................................109

Cats ..................................................................109
Chinese New Year ..............................................33
Christmas............................................................33
Christmas Carol, A ..............................................97
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House ............115
Claude Debussy ..................................................98
Close Range ........................................................89
Close-Up ......................................................20, 21
Colly’s Barn ........................................................87
Colours ............................................................108
Colours ............................................................109
Come and Play, Mr Croc........................................7
Comic Adventures of Boots ................................43
Confessions of a Coffee Group Dropout............107
Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God....91
Conquerors, The ................................................46
Cooking with Grandma ......................................49
Count! ..................................................................3
Counting ..........................................................109
Crafty Chameleon ..............................................54
Crocodile, The ....................................................19
Cross Crocodile ..................................................54
Crow Country ....................................................88
Crushed ......................................................94, 116
Cry of the Wolf, The............................................90
Curse of the Poltergoose, The ............................81
Daisy Plays Hide-and-Seek ..................................37
Dancing with Grandma ......................................49
David Copperfield ..............................................97
Desert, The..........................................................19
Designs ..............................................................11
Dinosaur Hunt ....................................................10
Dinosaurs ............................................................14
Dinosaurs ..........................................................109
Discoverers........................................................114
Divali ..................................................................33
Dogs of the World ..............................................39
Dolphins..............................................................18
Dr Xargle ............................................................42
Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Hounds........................42
Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers ........................42
Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets ..............................42
Dragon Orb: Shadow ........................................116
Drowning Pond, The ..........................................96
Dumped..............................................................94
Earth and Sky ....................................................109
Earth’s Surface, The ............................................18
Easter..................................................................33
Edge of Nowhere ................................................90
Edge, The............................................................89
Egg, The..............................................................15
Egg, The............................................................109
Egmont UK Classics ............................................70
Elephant, The ....................................................109
Elmer’s Baby Record Book....................................46
Emily Brown ........................................................51
Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency ..........51
Emily Brown and the Thing..................................51
Fairytale Pop-ups ..............................................1, 2
Family Files ..........................................................83
Famous Classics for Girls ....................................70
Farm Animals ......................................................14
Farm Animals ....................................................110
Fat Boy Swim ......................................................96
Fifteen Minute Bob..............................................96
Firestarter............................................................96
First Discoveries ........................................108–111
First Discoveries Atlases ....................................112
First Discoveries Foldouts ..................................114
First Discovery ..............................................18, 19
First Discovery Art ......................................22, 113
First Discovery Music ............................98, 99, 114
First Easter, The ................................................115
Fish ..................................................................110

Floods, The..........................................................83
Flossie Crums ......................................................61
Flossie Crums and the Enchanted Cookie Tree ....61
Flossie Crums and the Fairies’ Cupcake Ball ........61
Flowers ............................................................108
Flowers ............................................................110
Flying ................................................................110
Freda the Fearless................................................75
Freddie and the Fairy ..........................................60
Free to a Good Home..........................................56
Fruit ..................................................................108
Fruit ..................................................................110
Fryderyk Chopin ..................................................98
George Frideric Handel......................................114
Go Wild with . . . ................................................11
Graphic Dickens ..................................................97
Great Expectations ..............................................97
Great Outdoors, The ..........................................83
Greedy Zebra ......................................................54
Halloween ..........................................................19
Handsome Hog ..................................................54
Hansel and Gretel..................................................1
Happy Snappy!......................................................5
Haunting of Nathaniel Wolfe, The ......................86
Headstarts ........................................................107
Hedgehog, The ................................................110
Henri Matisse ....................................................113
Henry Purcell ......................................................99
Heron and the Crane, The ..................................40
Hide and Slide ....................................................10
High Risk ............................................................73
Hill and the Rock, The ........................................46
Home & Away ....................................................83
Homes ................................................................15
Homes ..............................................................110
Hot Hippo ..........................................................54
How the Body Works ........................................110
How to Talk to Boys ..........................................105
How to Talk to Girls ..........................................105
Hunter, The ........................................................47
Hush, Hush! ......................................................115
I Want to Be a Chef ..........................................103
I Want to Be a Chef ..........................................103
I Want to Be a Chef: Baking ..............................103
Impossible Island, The..........................................74
Impressionists, The ..............................................22
In the Attic ..........................................................43
In the Bush..........................................................67
In the City ..........................................................67
In the Nick of Time..............................................88
Indigo Girls, The ..................................................92
Into the Wild ......................................................10
It’s a Dog’s Life ....................................................87
It’s Not Fair! ......................................................106
It’s Yr Life ............................................................91
Itsy-Bitsy Babies ................................................115
Jack and the Broomstick and From a Jack to
a King ..............................................................76
Jack and the Giant-Killer and Jackwitch ..............76
Jack Four’s Jackdaws and Jack of the Gorgons ....76
Jack in the Box? and Tall-Tale Jack ......................76
Jane Airhead ......................................................79
Jiggy and the Witchfinder ..................................82
Jiggy McCue..................................................80, 81
Jiggy the Vampire Slayer......................................82
Jiggy’s Genes ......................................................82
Jiggy’s Magic Balls ..............................................82
Johann Sebastian Bach ........................................99
Journey into the Bible..........................................26
Jungle Vampire, The ............................................85
Jungle, The..........................................................15
Jungle, The........................................................110
Just Because........................................................38
Katie ............................................................52, 53

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Title Index
Katie and the British Artists ................................52
Katie and the Dinosaurs ......................................52
Katie and the Spanish Princess ............................52
Katie and the Waterlily Pond ..............................53
Katie in London ..................................................52
Katie in Scotland ................................................52
Katie’s Picture Show ............................................52
Killer Underpants, The ........................................80
Kooky 3D Kids’ Baking Book, The......................104
Kooky 3D Kids’ Cookbook, The ........................104
Ladybird, The ....................................................108
Ladybird, The ....................................................110
Landscapes........................................................113
Laughing Giraffe ................................................54
Lazy Lion ............................................................54
Let’s Go, Baby-o! ................................................65
Let’s Look at Animals by Night ............................16
Let’s Look at Animals Underground ..................112
Let’s Look at Archimboldo’s Portraits....................17
Let’s Look at Building Sites by Night ..................112
Let’s Look at Castles ............................................16
Let’s Look at Caves ............................................112
Let’s Look at Dinosaurs ........................................16
Let’s Look at Fish Underwater ............................112
Let’s Look at Night Workers ..............................112
Let’s Look at the Circus........................................17
Let’s Look at the Hedge ......................................21
Let’s Look at the Jungle ......................................17
Let’s Look at the Ocean Depths ..........................20
Let’s Look at the Pond ........................................20
Let’s Look at the Sky..........................................112
Let’s Look at the Stream ......................................21
Let’s Look at the Vegetable Garden ....................21
Let’s Look Inside Pyramids..................................112
Let’s Look Inside the Body..................................112
Light ................................................................110
Lion Bible for Me, The ........................................24
Lion Bible in Its Time, The ....................................26
Lion Book of Five-Minute Animal Stories, The ......29
Lion Book of Five-Minute Bedtime Stories, The ....29
Lion Book of Five-Minute Christmas Stories, The ..29
Lion Book of Five-Minute Parables, The ..............29
Lion Children’s Bible, The ....................................24
Lion First Book of Bible Stories, The ....................25
Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The ....................115
Lion Two-Minute Bedtime Stories, The ..............115
Little Blue ............................................................64
Little Foxes ..........................................................87
Little Ghost ........................................................35
Little Witch ........................................................35
Littlebob and Plum ..............................................12
Loony Doubloon..................................................75
Lost ....................................................................83
Lucy Goes to Market ..........................................62
Ludwig van Beethoven ........................................99
Lunar Strike ........................................................72
Magpie’s Treasure................................................44
Mairi’s Mermaid ..................................................87
Marble Crusher, The ............................................87
Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball ..................56
Matey M’Lad, The ..............................................74
Meanest Genie, The ............................................80
Mick Inkpen ........................................................50
Monster Maintenance Manual, The ..................114
Moon, The ..........................................................18
Mouse Trouble ....................................................40
Mr Croc ............................................................6, 7
Mr Croc Board Books ............................................5
Mr Underbed ......................................................47
Mrs Noah’s Vegetable Ark ................................115
Music ................................................................110
My First Discoveries ..............................14, 15, 108
My Sister Olive ....................................................64
My Totally Secret Diary ........................................78
My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book ..........32
My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book....32

118

My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book ......32
My Very First Sticker Books ..................................32
My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book..............32
My Very Little ......................................................31
My Very Little Christmas Story ............................31
My Very Little Noah’s Ark Story............................31
Nanny in a Book................................................106
Nathaniel Wolfe ..................................................86
Nathaniel Wolfe and the Bodysnatchers ..............86
Never Shake a Rattlesnake ..................................58
Neville the Devil ..................................................81
Night Monkey Day Monkey ................................37
Nightmare Stairs..................................................88
No More Kisses! ..................................................63
Noises ................................................................11
Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend, The ........................93
Nudie Dudie ........................................................81
Number Pops ........................................................4
Oliver Twist..........................................................97
On Wheels ........................................................111
One World ..........................................................45
One, Two, Cockatoo! ..........................................46
Opposites............................................................11
Orchard Book of Swords, Sorcerers
& Superheroes, The ..........................................71
Out of Iraq ........................................................116
Outside In ..........................................................96
Owl, The ..........................................................111
Pablo Picasso ....................................................113
Paintings ..........................................................113
Pair of Jacks, A ....................................................76
Palace of Versailles, The ......................................22
Parrot Carrot ......................................................66
Parrots ................................................................18
Paul Gauguin ......................................................22
Penguins ..........................................................111
Pier 9 ................................................................114
Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch ..........................78
Pirates ................................................................19
Pitkin Guide to Titanic, The ..............................100
Planes ..............................................................108
Playschool ..........................................................83
Playtime with Littlebob and Plum ........................12
Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: On Stage
in America........................................................78
Portraits ............................................................113
Prayers for a Better World ................................115
Princess and the Pea, The ......................................2
Princess and the Sleep Stealer, The ......................59
Puberty Boy ......................................................105
Puberty Girl ..............................................105, 116
Pyramids ..........................................................111
Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories..............69
Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales ..............................69
Quentin Blake’s The Seven Voyages of Sinbad
the Sailor ..........................................................68
Rabbits..............................................................111
Rapunzel ............................................................45
Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc ..................................7
Red Riding Hood ..................................................1
Rhino? What Rhino? ..........................................55
Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird................50
Room 13 and Inside the Worm............................88
Rumble, Roar, Dinosaur!......................................12
Running Rhino ....................................................54
Ryan’s Brain ........................................................81
Scared or Not, Mr Croc?........................................6
Scarlet Silver..................................................74, 75
Sculpture ..........................................................113
Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies ......................84
Sea, The ............................................................114
Seashore, The......................................................14
Seashore, The....................................................111
Sexpectations ....................................................105
Shapes ..............................................................111
Shepherd Girl of Bethlehem, The ........................28

Ship’s Cat Doris ..................................................77
Shockwave..........................................................72
Shrapnel..............................................................88
Sixes and Sevens ................................................41
Skarrs..................................................................96
Skull in Shadows Lane, A ....................................88
Sky High..............................................................73
Snottle, The ........................................................80
Snow White and Rose Red ....................................1
So You Think You Know the Olympics ..............101
Song for Lorkie, A ..............................................66
Sounds Spooky....................................................34
Sparklers: Celebrations ........................................33
Splash Splosh! ......................................................5
Spooky Sounds....................................................35
Square Window ....................................................5
Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None
of His Business, The ..........................................13
Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None
of His Business, The: Pop-Up Edition..................13
Story of Things, The ............................................13
Straight Line to My Heart, A ................................91
Striker ................................................................89
Subtraction ..........................................................4
Sudden Death ....................................................89
Sudden Drop ......................................................72
Sugarcoated........................................................96
Survivor ..............................................................83
Swashbuckle School ............................................74
Sweet Life, The....................................................93
Take a Hike! ........................................................34
Ten Blue Wrens ..................................................67
This Is My Book ..................................................50
Three Trees, The ................................................115
To the Top End ....................................................67
Toilet of Doom, The ............................................80
Top Gear ............................................................83
Torchlight ..............................................16, 17, 112
Town Possum, Outback Possum ..........................65
Trains ..................................................................15
Trashed ..............................................................94
Treason ..............................................................79
Tree, The ..........................................................111
Trees ..................................................................15
Tug of War ..........................................................96
Tusk Tusk ............................................................46
Twilight, True Love and You ..............................105
Twist of Gold ......................................................87
Undercover ........................................................73
Understand Child Development ........................107
Vague Vagabond, The ........................................75
Vincent van Gogh ............................................113
Volcanic Panic ....................................................73
Water..................................................................14
Water................................................................111
Weather, The ....................................................108
Werewolf Versus Dragon ....................................84
What’s That Noise, Mr Croc? ................................6
When No-one’s Looking ......................................48
When No-one’s Looking at the Zoo ....................48
When No-one’s Looking on the Farm ..................48
Where Are Santa’s Pants? ....................................34
White Horse of Zennor and Other Stories, The ....87
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire ............................83
Wickedest Witch, The ......................................116
Wind, The ........................................................111
Wolf, The ..........................................................111
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ................................99
World Religions: Past and Present ......................114
Worst Children’s Jobs in History, The..................101
Wuthering Hearts................................................79
Year in Girl Hell, A ..............................................94
Year in the Life of Bindi, A ................................102
You Can Draw Anything......................................23
Zac Power ....................................................72, 73
Zebra’s Hiccups....................................................46

Contributor Index
Contributor Index
Abbott, Simon ......................................................3
Alexander, Pat ....................................................24
Allen & Unwin ....................................................23
Allsopp, Sophie ................................................115
Andersen, Hans Christian ......................................2
Arthur, Jenny ......................................................35
Ash, Jutta............................................................45
Ayliffe, Alex ..................................................31, 32
Babin, Pierre........................................................98
Bancks, Tristan ....................................................91
Barker, Stephen ..................................................30
Baruzzi, Agnese ................................................2, 4
Baumont, Olivier ................................................98
Baverstock, Alison ............................................106
Biard, Philippe ..................................................111
Bindi ................................................................102
Black, Eleanor....................................................107
Blackwood, Freya ..............................................115
Blake, Quentin ..................................40, 41, 68, 69
Bolam, Emily ..................................................8, 24
Boretzki, Anja......................................................59
Bour, Laura................................................108, 111
Bowen, Dean ......................................................66
Bradman, Tony ....................................................71
Broutin, Christian ......................................109, 111
Burgess, Melvin ..................................................90
Burningham, Hilary ............................................97
Cartwright, Roger ............................................100
Castles, Jennifer ..................................................66
Chabot, Jean-Philippe........................................113
Chapman, Gaye ..................................................64
Chapman, Lynne ................................................12
Cheng, Christopher ............................................34
Clare, Imogen ....................................................62
Clary, Mildred....................................................114
Cloyne, Rachel ......................................................1
Condon, Bill ........................................................91
Constable, Kate ..................................................88
Coolidge, Susan ..................................................70
Costain, Meredith ......................................94, 116
Courtenay, Lucy ..................................................74
Cowell, Cressida..................................................51
Cox, Carolyn ......................................................24
Davis, Sarah ........................................................34
de Hugo, Pierre ................................108, 110–112
Deacon, Louise..................................................105
Deckert, Tempany................................................91
Defoe, Daniel ......................................................70
Delafosse, Claude..............................................112
Dickens, Charles..................................................97
Dicker, Katie ........................................................33
Doherty, Berlie ....................................................79
Donaldson, Julia ............................................37, 60
du Bouchet, Paule ..............................................99
Elliott, Rebecca....................................................38
Elwick, Elissa ......................................................59
Erlbruch, Wolf ....................................................13
Ferri, Giuliano......................................................28
Fienberg, Anna..................................................115
Fienberg, Barbara ..............................................115
Finn, Rebecca ........................................................9
Fletcher, Corina ..................................................13
Forde, Catherine ................................................96
Foreman, Michael................................................45
Foye, Jon ............................................................66
Fraillon, Zana ......................................................48
Fuhr, Ute ..........................................108, 112, 114
Gamble, Kim ..............................................23, 115
Gardner, Scot ......................................................92
Garlick, Nick......................................................116
Garson, Sarah ....................................................46
George, Karen ....................................................60
Geraghty, Paul ....................................................47
Gifford, Clive ....................................................101

Gleeson, Libby ..................................................115
Goodings, Christina ......................................24, 30
Goodwin, John....................................................29
Grant, Donald ..........................................108–112
Green, Laura ......................................................10
Grimm, Brothers....................................................1
Hadithi, Mwenye ................................................54
Hale, Nick............................................................89
Hardie Grant Books ..........................................104
Harris, Christine ..................................................77
Hart, Caryl ..........................................................55
Hartman, Bob....................................................115
Harvey, Roland ....................................................67
Harwood, Beth....................................................10
Helm, Zebedee ....................................................39
Heren, Louise ....................................................106
Hines, Gill..........................................................106
Holzwarth, Werner..............................................13
Honey, Elizabeth..................................................67
Horne, Sarah ......................................................55
Houbre, Gilbert ................................................110
Howard, Martin ................................................116
Ingpen, Robert ....................................................71
Inkpen, Mick ......................................................50
James, Ann ........................................................77
Jarman, Julia ......................................................78
Jeunessse, Gallimard ........................................112
Johnson, Richard ................................................29
Jolie, Angelina ..................................................116
Keaney, Brian ......................................................86
Keighery, Chrissie ................................................96
Kennaway, Adrienne ..........................................54
Khoury, Marielle ..................................................99
Kitamura, Satoshi ................................................43
Kniffke, Sophie..........................................108, 111
Krawczyk, Sabine ......................................110, 112
Larry, H. I.............................................................72
Lavis, Steve........................................................115
Lawrence, Michael ..................................76, 80, 82
Layton, Neal ............................................11, 13, 51
Lim, Rebecca ......................................................93
Lodge, Jo ..........................................................5, 6
Macdonald, Guy..................................................84
Macinnis, Peter..................................................114
Maland, Nick ....................................................116
Marks, Alan ........................................................28
Masciullo, Lucia ..................................................48
Mastnak, Rosemary ............................................49
Mayhew, James ............................................52, 53
McConnell, Sarah................................................74
McKee, David......................................................46
McKenzie, Heath ..........................................63, 65
McLean, Andrew ................................................65
McLean, Janet ....................................................65
McMillan, Susan................................................106
Meggitt, Carolyn ..............................................107
Merritt, Richard ..................................................34
Mettler, René ............................................108–111
Millet, Claude....................................................109
Millward, Gwen ..................................................36
Mitton Tony, ........................................................12
Moignot, Daniel ................................................112
Monks, Julie ........................................................56
Morgan, Matthew ..............................................84
Morgan, Michaela ..............................................58
Moriuchi, Mique................................................115
Morning, Carey ..................................................28
Morpurgo, Michael ............................................87
Morrison, Yvonne................................................65
Moses, Brian ......................................................59
Movsessian, Shushann ......................................116
Murdoch Books ................................................103
Murray, Craig ....................................................105
Nagy, Krisztina Kállai ........................................115

Napthali, Sarah..................................................116
Narayan, Natasha ..............................................116
Nathan, Helen ....................................................61
Nimmo, Jenny ....................................................36
Noon, Steve ........................................................26
Oppenheimer, Sanchia ........................................62
Oram, Hiawyn ....................................................43
Ormerod, Jan ....................................................115
Pan, Dr. Cindy ..................................................107
Parker, Evie........................................................102
Parker-Rees, Guy ................................................12
Pasqual, Elena ............................................28, 115
Pearce, Bryony ....................................................95
Peluso, Martina ..................................................27
Piper, Sophie ....................................................115
Pitts, Leissa........................................................105
Pixley, Pippa ..........................................................2
Prunier, James ..................................................109
Pryor, Michael ..................................................116
Richards, Lucy ....................................................37
Riddell, Chris ......................................................47
Robinson, Tony..................................................101
Robson, Mark....................................................116
Rock, Lois ..................................25–27, 31, 32, 115
Ross, Tony ......................................42, 71, 76, 113
Russell, Paula ......................................................64
Russon, Penni......................................................92
Rycroft, Nina ......................................................63
Sandall, Ellie ........................................................37
Serres, Alain ......................................................116
Sewell, Anna ......................................................70
Sharratt, Nick ......................................................58
Shulman, Dee......................................................78
Simmons, Jane ....................................................77
Sinden, David ......................................................84
Slater, Kate..........................................................44
Smee, Nicola ....................................................115
Smelcer, John ......................................................90
Sorbier, Frédéric ................................................113
Spyri, Johanna ....................................................70
Stevenson, Daryl..................................................61
Stevenson, Robert Louis ......................................70
Stills, Caroline ....................................................63
Stimpson, Colin ................................................116
Strevens-Marzo, Bridget ....................................115
Swindells, Robert ................................................88
Tango Books......................................................3, 4
Temple, Jol ..........................................................66
Temple, Kate ......................................................66
Thomas, Adele K. ..............................................114
Thompson, Colin ....................................56, 57, 83
Todd, Michelle ....................................................10
Vagnozzi, Barbara ..............................................25
Valat, Pierre-Marie ....................................108–112
Vanessa Woods, ................................................107
Verne, Jules ........................................................71
Voake, Charlotte ........................................98, 114
Walcker, Yann ....................................................99
Weill, Catherine ..................................................98
Wild, Margaret............................................63, 115
Wilkes, Sybella ..................................................116
Williamson, Melanie ............................................58
Willis, Jeanne ......................................................42
Wilson, Jacqueline ............................................106
Windham, Sophie ............................................115
Woodward, Kay ..................................................79
Yeoman, John ..................................40, 41, 68, 69

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Publisher Index

Publisher ISBN Prefixes
& Publisher Index
Allen & Unwin (174175, 174237,
1877505) ............................................65–67, 88,
91–93, 105, 107, 115, 116

*Murdoch Books (174196)........................103, 114

Andersen Press (184270, 184939) ........ 40–47, 78,
79, 90, 116

Piatkus Books (07499) ......................................106

Palazzo Editions (09564942)................................71

Pucci Books (09560284) ......................................39
Anova
Pavilion Children’s (184365) ..........11, 13, 61, 68,
69, 116
Egmont UK (07497, 14052) ......36, 37, 70, 87, 89,
95, 96
Evans Brothers (0237)............................33, 97, 116
Hardie Grant Books (174270) ............................104
Hardie Grant Egmont (1921288, 1924417,
1921502, 1921564, 1921690, ) ........48, 49, 72,
73, 94, 96, 116

Quercus (184916) ............................................116
Random House Australia (174166, 174275,
186471) ....................34, 56, 57, 83, 91, 102, 116
Random House UK
Vermilion (009)................................................106
Simon & Schuster UK
S&S Children’s UK (085707,
184738) ..............................................84, 85, 116
Summersdale (184953) ....................................105

Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder Children’s (0340, 14449)........5–7, 13, 50,
54, 55, 58, 74, 75, 101
Hodder Education (14441) ..............................107
Orchard Books (140083, 184616) ........12, 51–53,
71,76, 77,80–82, 86
Lion UK
Lion Children’s (07459)..............................38, 115

Tango Books (185707) ......................................1–4
The History Press (184165) ................................100
Transworld
Bantam Press (085751)....................................102
Corgi (0552)......................................................88
Red Fox (186230) ..............................................78

Little Hare Books (1921272, 1921541,
1921714) ................................34, 63–65, 77, 115
Macmillan UK
Campbell Books (0230) ............................8, 9, 35
Macmillan Children’s Books (0230, 0330) ........12,
56, 58–60, 62, 101
*Moonlight Publishing
Close-up (185103) ......................................20, 21
Discoverers (185103) ......................................114
First Discoveries (185103) ........................108–111
First Discoveries Atlases (185103) ....................112
First Discoveries Foldouts (185103) ..................114
First Discovery Art (185103) ............................113
First Discovery Music (185103) ....................98, 99
My First Discoveries (185103) ..............14, 15, 108
Torchlight (185103) ..................................16, 112

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