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The Queen in the Cave

The Queen in the Cave

Author: Julia Sarda Illustrator: Julia Sarda Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2022

Julia Sarda spins an enthralling and evocative tale rich with layers of meaning to be unearthed. One night, Franca has a dream about a marvellous queen. And now she feels intrigued... Eager to know more about this mystical figure, Franca shares her dream with her two younger sisters. Together, they set out on an enchanting adventure to discover the kingdom of the queen in the cave. This is a riveting and atmospheric picture book that will surprise and enthral young readers and dreamers.

BANG! The Story of How Life on Earth Began

BANG! The Story of How Life on Earth Began

Author: Katherine Halligan Illustrator: Amy Grimes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2021

Follow the journey from the very beginning of our planet to the arrival of humans, in an energetic and engaging picture book. In the beginning there was nothing, and then - BANG! - the universe was born. Discover the incredible story of billions of years of life on Earth, from the first tiny cells, through the age of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts, all the way to the first humans. With playful text and stylish illustrations, this awe-inspiring history is perfect for curious young minds.

Masters of Disguise: Can You Spot the Camouflaged Creatures?

Masters of Disguise: Can You Spot the Camouflaged Creatures?

Author: Marc Martin Illustrator: Marc Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A stunning non-fiction book illuminating the secrets of animal camouflage with a search-and-find twist. Now you see them, now you don't. Cloaked in a riot of colour, pattern and texture are a dozen creatures - from chameleons and polar bears to Gaboon vipers and mimic octopuses - that have unique and impressive techniques for staying out of sight. As we travel around the planet, fact-packed pages for each of these twelve animals are interspersed with clever and beautifully illustrated search-and-find spreads that put readers' newfound knowledge of each elusive creature and its ecosystem to the test.

A World of Art

A World of Art

Author: Helena Hunt Illustrator: James Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A gorgeously illustrated and engaging guide to the world of art. Immerse yourself in the amazing world of art in this beautiful book with text by Helena Hunt, stylishly illustrated by the inimitable print-maker James Brown. What is art, and how have we used it to express ourselves throughout history? From cave painting right up to pop art; the Renaissance to twentieth-century sculpture, discover the stories behind great movements, processes and artists - both the household names and the perhaps not-so-familiar. Covering thirty topics, including printing, pigment, ceramics and pattern and photography, as well as Impressionism, Romanticism and Surrealism, this is a thoughtful and easily digestible approach to a huge subject.

The House by the Lake: The Story of a Home and a Hundred Years of History

The House by the Lake: The Story of a Home and a Hundred Years of History

Author: Thomas Harding Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A beautiful picture-book adaptation of Thomas Harding's Costa-shortlisted biography for adults, exquisitely illustrated by Britta Teckentrup. On the outskirts of Berlin, a wooden cottage stands on the shore of a lake. Over the course of a century, this little house played host to a loving Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, wartime refugees and a Stasi informant; in that time, a world war came and went, and the Berlin Wall was built a stone's throw from the cottage's back door. Thomas Harding first shared this remarkable story in his Costa-shortlisted biography The House by the Lake - now he has rendered it into a deeply moving picture-book for young readers. With words that read like a haunting fairy-tale, and magnificent artwork by Britta Teckentrup, this is the astonishing true story of the house by the lake. PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE: A Radio 4 Book of the Week Named a Best Book of the Year by: The Times >> New Statesman >> Daily Express >> Commonweal magazine Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015 Longlisted for the Orwell Prize 2016 Over 50 five-star reviews on Amazon A passionate memoir. - Neil MacGregor A superb portrait of twentieth century Germany seen through the prism of a house which was lived in, and lost, by five different families. A remarkable book. - Tom Holland A book that will stay with me for a very long time. - Rachel Joyce A superb work of social history. - The Sunday Times Diamond brilliant ... an extraordinary book. - Sunday Express A deft history of a cabin containing many secrets. - Independent A fascinating window on a tumultuous period - Financial Times Original, personal, moving and uplifting - Literary Review This is a history that is often poignant, sometimes heartening, and never other than intimate. - Spectator An extraordinary book.... Harding has extracted the past from the dust that collects between floorboards and from layers of peeling wallpaper. - Washington Post SEE ALSO THOMAS HARDING'S NEW BIOGRAPHY, LEGACY: I was riveted: this is a fascinating social history. - Nigella Lawson Written with love and imagination ... a masterclass in historical empathy. - TLS Nobody quite stirs the soup of historical detail like Harding. - Express

Norse Tales: Stories from Across the Rainbow Bridge

Norse Tales: Stories from Across the Rainbow Bridge

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland Illustrator: Jeffrey Alan Love Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The extraordinary companion title to the critically-acclaimed Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. Enter an ancient world of green glades and glaciers, where gods and goddesses spread their magic whilst rock-giants and mountain-trolls roam. This astonishing new collection of Norse tales from the award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland - with Jeffrey Alan Love's arresting illustrations - will enthral readers of all ages.

Darwin's Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search for Evolution

Darwin's Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search for Evolution

Author: Christiane Dorion Illustrator: Harry Tennant Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Follow Victorian naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace on his intrepid journeys across the globe and find out how he developed his own theory of evolution in this beautiful illustrated gift hardback. In 1858, Alfred Russel Wallace's travels in the Amazon Basin and Malay Archipelago led him to discover natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Darwin's Rival traces Wallace's life from his childhood in the Welsh countryside to his rise to prominence among the scientific community, via dense tropical jungles and perilous journeys - and shines a light on one of the most important contributors to the theory of evolution. With evocative illustrations by Harry Tennant, this stunning gift book will appeal to children and adults alike, and is the perfect introduction to the man so often eclipsed by his contemporary and friend Charles Darwin.

A World of Plants

A World of Plants

Author: Martin Jenkins Illustrator: James Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A stunningly illustrated guide to the fascinating world of plants and botanical history. Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by print-maker James Brown. Covering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plant - from carnivorous, to climbing, to tropical; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth. From the domestic to the international, there is something for the whole family here. Whether you want to learn the basics of photosynthesis, or explore the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this is a lively, engaging and visually stunning look at the world of plants.

Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Author: Hiawyn Oram Illustrator: David Wyatt Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Take a journey into the fantastical worlds of the imagination in this breath-taking, stunningly illustrated gift book. From King Arthur's Round Table at Camelot to the majestic hall of slain heroes in Asgard, visit incredible lands from myth, legend and fairy tale in this beautiful gift book. Follow the story of Dawn Gable, a scientist who shuns the world of stories in favour of dry facts, as she is taken on an unbelievable voyage to open her eyes to the power of imagination. With incredible, intricate art from David Wyatt, explore a city of robots, the ancient city of Kor, the miniature world of Lilliput and flying island of Laputa, a mountainous home of mythical beasts, the primeval island of Buyan and more. An absorbing and breath-taking gift for everyone who believes in the transformative power of stories.

Greek Myths and Mazes

Greek Myths and Mazes

Author: Jan Bajtlik Illustrator: Jan Bajtlik Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps. Discover the legendary labyrinths of Ancient Greece, as well as the myths and stories that have captured readers for thousands of years, in this beautifully illustrated collection of puzzles and facts. From an Ancient Greek theatre, to the Trojan horse and the Minotaur, the book is packed full of history and mythology, and will astound readers of all ages.

Jane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me

Author: Fanny Britt Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption. A superb, masterful piece of work. Financial Times A graphic novel so well drawn and beautifully told I'm certain it will speak to adults too Observer Helene is not free to hide from the taunts of her former friends in the corridors at school. She can't be invisible in the playground or in the stairways leading to art class. Insults are even scribbled on the walls of the toilet cubicles. Helene smells, Helene's fat, Helene has no friends ... now. When Helene's heart hammers in her chest as Genevieve snickers at the back of the bus, inventing nasty things to say about her, Helene dives into the pages of her book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. And, in the solace she finds there, Helene's own world becomes a little brighter. But how will the story end? Is there any hope for the wise, strange, plain Jane Eyre? How could Mr Rochester ever love her? On nature camp, arranged by the school as a treat, Helene finds herself in the tent of other outcasts. Again, her inner and outer worlds become entangled as she reads on - this time putting herself into Jane Eyre's shoes. It would be impossible for Mr Rochester to marry a sausage in a swimsuit, even if he loved her. Wouldn't it? But, while deeply lost in self-doubt, Helene's world is unexpectedly shaken up by a fresh new friendship. Geraldine snorts with laughter at her jokes! They love being together! Helene begins to worry less about what the cruel girls think - and more about how happy she can be (and make others)... Perhaps Jane Eyre's story will end well after all, too.

A World of Discovery

A World of Discovery

Author: Richard Platt Illustrator: James Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A stunning collection of the world's most important discoveries for all the family to enjoy. In the stylish miscellany, print-maker James Brown travels through the past and present, showing the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology that have changed our lives for ever. Discover fascinating facts and figures about space travel, the human body, time, the computer and much more with Brown's bold, bright colours and beautiful contemporary designs. Each illustration is presented alongside an engaging fact-filled explanation by celebrated author Richard Platt. Covering more than 30 diverse and fascinating topics, this is the perfect book for the whole family to enjoy.

Endangered Animals

Endangered Animals

Author: Martin Jenkins Illustrator: Tom Frost Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Discover animals under threat all over the world in this beautiful gift book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins. From the mighty Asian elephant to the tiny rosalia longicorn beetle, creatures all over the world are under threat like never before in human history. In this timely book, conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins introduces just a few of the species under threat, exploring why they are in danger and how we can help them. With striking graphic stamps from printmaker Tom Frost, this is a beautiful and illuminating journey through the world of endangered animals.

Tales from the Inner City Limited Edition Gift Box

Tales from the Inner City Limited Edition Gift Box

Author: Shaun Tan Illustrator: Shaun Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This limited gift box edition includes an exclusive signed and numbered print. A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan. Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his extraordinary talent to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban co-existence. From crocodile to frog; tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how we are entwined, for better or for worse. Tales from the Inner City is a truly masterly work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations. This limited gift box edition includes an exclusive signed and numbered print.

My First Book of London

My First Book of London

Author: Ingela P. Arrhenius Illustrator: Ingela P. Arrhenius Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

See all the famous sights of London in this stylish big picture book from Ingela P. Arrhenius. Red buses, black cabs and Buckingham Palace - there's so much to see in London! Visit the Beefeaters at the Tower, soar high on the London Eye and travel down the Thames in this gorgeous first book of London from Ingela P. Arrhenius. With striking illustrations of everything from iconic landmarks to the traditional full English breakfast, this is a stylish gift for any visitor to this famous city.

The Dam

The Dam

Author: David Almond Illustrator: Levi Pinfold Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold. When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play - for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity.

My Town

My Town

Author: Ingela P. Arrhenius Illustrator: Ingela P. Arrhenius Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Explore 32 sights in a town illustrated in striking graphic style by Ingela P Arrhenius. There's so much to see in town! Take a walk and discover all the sights in this colourful picture dictionary. Can you spot the people who are wandering from page to page? A stylish book for little explorers illustrated in striking graphic style by Ingela P Arrhenius.

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Author: Elodie Jarret Illustrator: Elodie Jarret Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Learn your opposites in this stylish lift-the-flap book. Spotty dogs, bendy dogs and really, really long dogs - find the opposites in this fun lift-the-flap book with the help of some hilarious and colourful dogs.

Earth Verse: Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art

Earth Verse: Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art

Author: Sally M. Walker Illustrator: William Grill Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Explore the wonders of our planet through poetry and art in this stunning picture book from award-winning illustrator William Grill. From the hidden wonders of fossilization, rocks and the water cycle, to awe-inspiring spectacles like volcanoes, thunderstorms and glaciers, discover the magnificent ways the world works in this unique and beautiful approach to earth science. Vivid illustrations by William Grill, the Kate Greenaway medal-winning creator of Shackleton's Journey, and illuminating haikus from Sally M. Walker reveal the extraordinary processes that happen all around us. A book to treasure for art- and science-lovers alike.

Surprising Birds: Lift-the-Flap Colours

Surprising Birds: Lift-the-Flap Colours

Author: elo Illustrator: elo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Learn your colours in this stylish lift-the-flap book. A red wing, an orange beak or a vibrant tail - all of these birds have a surprise in store. Lift the flaps and have fun learning colours with the help of some unusual birds.

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