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Lauren Tobia - Illustrator

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Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2020

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa - and today she is going o the beach with her family. All she wants to do is 'splash' in the waves, but will anyone join her? In the second Anna Hibiscus picture book from Atinuke and Lauren Tobia, Anna has left her mango tree ... and she's at the beach! Phew, it is hot. But what better way to cool off than by playing in the jumpy, splashy waves? Come and splash in the waves with me! shouts Anna Hibiscus. But everyone, including Grandmother and Grandfather, Chocolate, Benz, Wonderful, Joy, Clarity and Common Sense, is much too busy to wave-jump! So, it's just Anna Hibiscus and the white waves. Oh! Oh! Oh! Anna shouts happily, and soon her happy cheers bring everyone to the water. Yippeee! they all shout, jumping in the waves, Why didn't you call us?

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Bare toes scrunch in crunchy sand, children run and play. Look, it's Bee and Billy... They're on the beach today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the third instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the seaside! They're building sandcastles, watching kites fly up high, eating ice cream and - for the very first time - feeling the splash of the sea and the crunch of the sand between their toes... A gorgeously illustrated, bouncy celebration of the seaside experience, perfect for reading with a toddler before (and during!) a trip to the beach.

Let's Go Swimming!

Let's Go Swimming!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Bee pulls her shoes and socks off, Billy builds a heap of clothes. They wriggle into SWIMSUITS... Ready? Steady? GO! Join Billy and Bee in the fourth instalment of this First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go ...SWIMMING! The two friends wriggle into their swimsuits quickly, because there's so much fun to be had - jumping, splashing, kicking, playing pirates and, finally, floating on their backs like giggly, squiggly starfish! Gorgeously illustrated, this is a bouncy celebration of a first pool experience, perfect for reading with a toddler learning, or about to learn, how to swim.

Let's Go to the Farm!

Let's Go to the Farm!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited... They're on the farm today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the second instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the farm! Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It's boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen's eggs to be hatched! An introduction to first animals and a lively celebration of a toddler's first farmyard experience, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

Let's Go to Nursery!

Let's Go to Nursery!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

Join friends Billy and Bee in the first instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre! Today let's go to ... nursery! It's Billy and Bee's very first day and, at the start, they feel a little shy. But soon they find out there are games to be played, friends to be made, and songs to be sung! A reassuring introduction to nursery that will ignite discussion and help very young children tackle all kinds of new experiences, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Bare toes scrunch in crunchy sand, children run and play. Look, it's Bee and Billy... They're on the beach today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the third instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the seaside! They're building sandcastles, watching kites fly up-high, eating ice-cream and - for the very first time - feeling the splash of the sea and the crunch of the sand between their toes... A gorgeously illustrated, bouncy celebration of the seaside experience, perfect for reading with a toddler before (and during!) a trip to the beach.

Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

Author: Fran Manushkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-coloured babies, peaches and cream, too - splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you! A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood. A wonderful gift book for new mums and toddlers, all children can see themselves, and open their eyes to the world around them, in this sweet, scrumptious celebration of skin in all its many, many, wonderful forms.

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear's absolute reassurance - and an unexpected outing - enables a little cub to sleep in a masterful bedtime story. From author Amy Hest and artist Lauren Tobia comes a warm and touching story that is sure to comfort all little bears before bedtime. On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. Winter is for sleeping, Mother Bear tells her. All bears sleep, all winter long. But all winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on her hills. Most of all, she is going to miss her Mother Bear. Can Mother Bear reassure her that they will all be there waiting for her when she wakes in the spring?

Let's Go to the Farm!

Let's Go to the Farm!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited... They're on the farm today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the second instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the farm! Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It's boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen's eggs to be hatched! An introduction to first animals and a lively celebration of a toddler's first farmyard experience, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

Let's Go to Nursery!

Let's Go to Nursery!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

From a wibbly-wobbly building block tower to a sing-song circle, join friends Billy and Bee in a wonderfully bouncy introduction to the hustle and bustle of nursery! Join friends Billy and Bee in the first instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre! Today let's go to ... nursery! It's Billy and Bee's very first day and, at the start, they feel a little shy. But soon they find out there are games to be played, friends to be made, and songs to be sung! A reassuring introduction to nursery that will ignite discussion and help very young children tackle all kinds of new experiences, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Author: Amy Hest Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear's absolute reassurance - and an unexpected outing - enables a little cub to sleep in a masterful bedtime story. From author Amy Hest and artist Lauren Tobia comes a warm and touching story that is sure to comfort all little bears before bedtime. On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. Winter is for sleeping, Mother Bear tells her. All bears sleep, all winter long. But all winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on her hills. Most of all, she is going to miss her Mother Bear. Can Mother Bear reassure her that they will all be there waiting for her when she wakes in the spring?

You're Amazing, Anna Hibiscus!

You're Amazing, Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

The eighth and final title in this brilliant series about Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her large extended family, by an internationally renowned Nigerian storyteller. In the eighth title of the series about the universally loved Anna Hibiscus, written by internationally renowned Nigerian storyteller Atinuke, Anna Hibiscus is worried: her twin brothers, Double and Trouble, have boundless energy. They won't stop climbing and they can't keep out of trouble! Meanwhile Grandfather is tired and can't stay awake. In the final book of this wonderfully charming illustrated series, Anna Hibiscus proves just how amazing she is.

Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

Author: Fran Manushkin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2015

Anna Hibiscus, whispers her father. Come and see... Babies! says Anna. Two babies! From the stellar team of Atinuke and Lauren Tobia comes the third Anna Hibiscus picture book title brimming with all the best-loved Hibiscus family members - and Anna's two brand new baby brothers! Everything is changing for Anna Hibiscus, she's a sister! But - oh dear - everyone is now so busy! Uncle Bizi-Sunday is shopping for the babies, Aunty Joli and Aunty Grace are rocking the babies and Mama and Grandma are fast asleep ... but just who has time for Anna Hibiscus? I hate Double Trouble! shouts Anna. But Anna Hibiscus is amazing so it won't be long before everyone finds time for her again! A story which perfectly captures the anxiety and thrill of having a new sibling, this is a great title for any family with a new baby, or a baby on the way!

Babies Don't Walk They Ride

Babies Don't Walk They Ride

Author: Kathy Henderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

Babies don't walk, they ride. Babies don't run, they glide. Little ones will love spotting themselves in this book full of babies - being carried around, thrown up in the air, riding in prams and whizzing around the supermarket in trolleys. Beautiful, humorous artwork from Lauren Tobia and a gentle rhyming text from Kathy Henderson make this the perfect first picture book.

Love from Anna Hibiscus

Love from Anna Hibiscus

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

The seventh title in this brilliant series about Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her large extended family, by a renowned Nigerian storyteller. Anna Hibiscus is on holiday with Grandmother and Grandfather in the village where they were born. She befriends the local children there and teaches them their ABC and 123. When Anna goes to market one day and a boy steals a banana from her, she runs after him. It turns out that the boy is poor; he lives alone. Anna and Sunny Belafonte become friends and when Sunny is taken ill, it is Anna who makes sure he gets the medical help he needs. Happily, Grandfather invites Sunny Belafonte to come and live with them, and be part of their family.

Baby's Got the Blues

Baby's Got the Blues

Author: Carol Diggory Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of an infant is really like? In this bluesy story, sometimes being a baby is enough to make you cry! The new book from the author of Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp. Oh, baby, wouldn't it be grand to be a baby? No worries, no woes, the whole world doing everything for you. Like floating down easy street. But just wait one guitar-pickin' minute. That's a lie! Babies can't talk, can't walk, can't even really chew. It's enough to make the baby in this story blue, blue, blue. So get ready for a sad tale of soggy nappies, mushy meals and sleepin' behind bars - which rather than making you cry, too, will more likely make you giggle! Groovily illustrated by Lauren Tobia, Carol Diggory Shields' ode to babyhood will have readers feeling anything but blue.

Baby's Got the Blues

Baby's Got the Blues

Author: Carol Diggory Shields Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of an infant is really like? In this bluesy story, sometimes being a baby is enough to make you cry! Oh, baby, wouldn't it be grand to be a baby? No worries, no woes, the whole world doing everything for you. Like floating down easy street. But just wait one guitar-pickin' minute. That's a lie! Babies can't talk, can't walk, can't even really chew. It's enough to make the baby in this story blue, blue, blue. So get ready for a sad tale of soggy nappies, mushy meals and sleepin' behind bars - which rather than making you cry, too, will more likely make you giggle! Groovily illustrated by Lauren Tobia, Carol Diggory Shields' ode to babyhood will have readers feeling anything but blue.

Go Well, Anna Hibiscus!

Go Well, Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa. Anna is amazing too! Anna Hibiscus and her family are going to the village with Grandfather. They travel by bus through mangrove swamp and rainforest, through scrubland and rivers, over hills and mountains. When they arrive, everyone stays in Anna's family house, which first belonged to her great-grandmother and great-grandfather. Little has changed since then: there is no running water, no electricity, no road and no signal. But Anna Hibiscus' life is about to change in many ways: cousin Joy is going to get married, and Grandfather - Grandfather talks about staying in the village! This is the sixth book in this charming series about a much-loved character all children will relate to.

Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus!

Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. Anna Hibiscus is back home after visiting her grandma in Canada. But it seems that so much has changed while she was away! Double and Trouble have learned to run and Grandad seems to have grown older. One of the chickens has laid its eggs and eventually they hatch - all except one, which Anna looks after. Finally one morning that egg hatches too and a white ball of fluff appears. Anna names her chick Snow White, and the two are inseparable. But Snow White wreaks havoc wherever she goes, and Anna has a hard time keeping her out of trouble. Anna also has a surprise visitor - someone from Canada has come all that way to see her!

Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!

Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2010

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. Anna Hibiscus has never been away from her home in Africa, surrounded by her parents and baby brothers, as well as all of her aunts and uncles and cousins. But now she is going to Canada to visit her grandmother for Christmas. She has never met Granny Canada and she can't wait to see snow! Canada is very cold and it takes Anna a little while to get used to wearing lots of clothes and eating different types of food. She also has to get used to Granny's dog, Qimmac. And though she misses her brothers and cousins, Anna soon makes lots of friends and has a wonderful time playing with them in the snow and celebrating Christmas with Granny Canada.

Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus!

Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke, Lauren Tobia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2009

Third in the series of delightful stories about Anna Hibiscus, a little girl who lives in Africa. Anna Hibiscus is looking forward to visiting her grandmother in Canada, where she will see snow for the first time! But before she goes, she must find suitable clothes to keep her warm in the cold winter weather, and say goodbye to the family she loves.

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus!

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus!

Author: Atinuke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2008

A collection of four linked stories about family life set in modern west Africa. Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her family in a wonderful house in a beautiful garden in a big city. Join Anna as she sings for the president, gets in a terrible tangle with her hair and visits the other side of the city.

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