No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
Isabelle Follath is an illustrator who has worked in advertising, fashion magazines and book publishing, but her true passion lies in illustrating children's books. She also loves drinking an alarming amount of coffee, learning new crafts and looking for the perfect greenish-gold colour. Isabelle lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
Bethany and her new friend Ebeneezer Tweezer think they’ve seen the last of the Beast, the greedy and thoroughly nasty creature who has been Ebeneezer’s master for the last 500 years. After all, they watched their friend Claudette the singing parrot eat him up. But don’t count your parrots before they hatch is the lesson here. As Bethany tries to persuade Ebeneezer to ‘de-beast’ and take up do-gooding, things just get worse and worse. Whatever philanthropy Bethany tries goes wrong, Ebeneezer is being tormented by a possessed frilly shirt, and poor Claudette is losing her feathers and her voice. Don’t despair though, our friends are tougher than they look, and there’s always D.o.R.R.i.S. if things go really awry (the Division of Removing Rapscallions in Secret). This is zanier than the first Beast story, but as deliciously sharp and funny. Don’t miss! The LoveReading LitFest invited Jack to the festival to talk about The Beast and the Bethany, his delicously macabre new series. You can view the event by subscribing to the LitFest programme for as little as £6 per month - or you can pay per view. For just £2, go, and watch this fantastically frightful event with two of our young Reading Ambassadors, Lorelai and Joey. Check out a preview of the event here.
It’s difficult to know who is the most beastly in this story. Is it Bethany, bullying her fellow orphans and vandalising precious works of art? Is it Ebeneezer Tweezer, willing to swap anything, even his much-loved cat Lord Tibbles, for everlasting youth? Or is it the Beast in the attic – huge, greedy, always hungry and totally without scruples? One thing’s for sure, when the three of them come together, the result is shockingly good! With the Beast demanding a child-sized meal and Ebeneezer suddenly feeling his age, things aren’t looking good for Bethany, but don’t write her off just yet, there’s room for all sorts of new friendships and lots of surprises! Witty, original, a feast from start to finish this is irresistible reading. ----------------------------------------- The LoveReading LitFest invited Jack to the festival to talk about The Beast and the Bethany, his delicously macabre new series. You can view the event by subscribing to the LitFest programme for as little as £6 per month - or you can pay per view. For just £2, go, and watch this fantastically frightful event with two of our young Reading Ambassadors, Lorelai and Joey. Check out a preview of the event here.
Award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, revamps all the favourite Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.Think you know your favourite classic nursery rhymes? Read this picture book and think again! In this witty reworking of popular nursery rhymes, Georgie Porgie doesn't dare to make the girls cry, Little Bo-Peep's sheep are all present and correct, thank you, and it's the queen, OF COURSE, who fixes Humpty Dumpty. With the combination of Jeanne Willis's brilliantly funny poems and charming, witty illustrations from Isabelle Follath, these nursery rhymes prove that girls can be the heroes of any story. This remixed nursery rhyme collection is the perfect gift book for any child (or adult!), to read aloud or enjoy alone.Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free Stories Aloud audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!
Bake Off meets Downton Abbey for preschoolers' - The Times A stunning, nostalgic picture book about a beautiful hotel and the people who stay, live and work there. Perfect for children 4+. If you ever go to the great city of Delaunay, take a left at the Duchess's palace and cross the Bridge of Spires, and here you will find The Incredible Hotel. Everything runs like clockwork, thanks to Stefan the kitchen porter, who brews the coffee every morning, and dreams of being a chef. Until the morning of the Grand Ball, when a fire starts in the kitchen just as the Duchess of Delaunay arrives... can Stefan save the day? With a style that evokes Wes Anderson-esque imaginary worlds, this is a timeless tale to read again and again from the award winning illustrator of 'JOY'. Each time you read it you will notice new details - look out for the cat and mouse hiding on every page, who have their own little story to tell!