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Launched this year, Old Barn Books is an independent publisher specialising in illustrated books for younger children.

Racing Bears: A Photographic Story
David Ellwand
Teddies take the wheel in this busy and attractive board book, and David Ellwand's collection of vintage bears certainly look very at home in their battered but stylish old-style racing cars. Yellow Bear is the favourite to win but his... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/06/2015
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Bluebell Bears A Counting Book
David Ellwand
In the beautiful setting of a bluebell wood one bear goes out to play, picnic basket in hand. On each page that follows he's joined by another teddy bear friend ready to join in the fun until ten happy and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2015
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Dog on a Train
Kate Prendergast
Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge prize 2016 Kate Prendergast's wordless picture book is a touching, beautifully told story of love and loyalty. A boy tears down the stairs and in his rush to leave the house drops his... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Zoe Greaves
This is a very special picture book, and not just because of the beauty of Leslie Sadleir's illustrations. Zoe Greaves has created a hymn to the hare, in nature and mythology. Of all our wild creatures, hares have the most... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2015
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Give & Take
Lucie Felix
A playful book of opposites, this stunning and robust novelty board book contains 9 press-out pieces to be slotted into die-cut spaces and a mylar mirror to learn new words and practice motor skills and shape recognition. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This beautiful board is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective whilst encapsulating the zany other-worldness of Carroll's novel. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2015
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In spite of its name, Old Barn is a new, independent publisher of illustrated books for children, as well as gift books (if you happened to be looking for ‘gifts’ for any reason in the near future!) for adults. Mixing new and established artists, an experienced passionate team of publishing gurus have collected a wonderful collection of beautifully illustrated stories. Have a look at the books in this special category and share in the wonder of Old Barn’s new favourites!

The artwork in these books is exquisite. The Mad Hatters Tea party, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Alison Jay.

The fine, soft illustrations of this wordless picture book, Dog On a Train by Kate Prendergast.

Leslie Sadleir’s beautiful illustrations of the wild Hare.

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