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Publication Day for Olivia Hope

May 2022

Today marks the publication of Olivia Hope's debut picture book, Be Wild, Little One. Illustrated by Daniel Egneus, this beautiful book celebrates nature in all its forms and encourages children to get out and be wild!

This gorgeous, uplifting picture book celebrates the wildness in all of us, and the beauty of the world all around us. Prepare for a heart-lifting journey through the beauties of nature: from pine forests to awe-inspiring mountains, and from sparkling seas to starry skies, each page is full of wonders. Fly across oceans, run with wolves through the mountain snow, dance with fireflies, and prepare to BE WILD!

Out now in hardback.

Second Publication for Kate Foster

May 2022

The Bravest Word celebrates its Australian publication day today! This rescue story of love and trust between a boy and an abandoned dog is Kate Foster's second novel following the success of her debut PAWS, and deals with the important theme of childhood depression.

When eleven-year-old Matt finds Cliff, a hurt, neglected dog abandoned in the bush, he knows the brave little pup needs saving. He wants to help. But can he?

Lately, Matt has had way more bad days than good days. The pieces of his life just don’t seem to fit together any more and he doesn’t understand why. He’s finding it impossible to concentrate at school and has lost interest in the activities he used to love. Plus, he’s tired all the time.

Matt’s too afraid to share what’s really going on in his own head with anyone. His friends and family will never understand . . . maybe it’s not only Cliff who needs saving.

Available now in Australia. 

The Drama Llama out today!

April 2022

Rachel Morrisroe's latest picture book, The Drama Llama, is out today! Her second book with Puffin, The Drama Llama is a hilarious and heartwarming tale offering practical advice about dealing with anxiety while taking the reader along on Alex and his mischievous llama's high jinks!

Alex Allen, like lots of children, sometimes worried about things - like dancing badly or getting an answer wrong in class. But unlike lots of children, every time he worries a real-life llama appears! And the more Alex worries, the bigger Llama grows... which starts getting him into all sorts of trouble!

Will Alex ever learn how to control his worries and get rid of this pesky llama?

Available now in paperback.

Publication Day for New A.M. Howell Title

March 2022

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers, A.M. Howell's latest historical mystery, is out today! Set in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, this thriller is all about stolen treasure, friendship and deep courage. 

February 1948.

Ruth has been whisked off to the lonely Rook Farm to investigate the discovery of long-buried treasure with her mother. But at the farmhouse, she finds secrets lurk around every corner. Joe, the farmer's son, is hiding something about the treasure, while land girl Audrey watches their every move.

But before Ruth can find out more, the treasure is stolen... With a storm coming, Ruth must race to uncover the secrets of the treasure keepers before all of their lives are changed forever.

Available now in paperback.

Waterstones Children's Prize shortlisting for Efua Traoré

February 2022

Children of the Quicksands, the debut novel by Efua Traoré, has been shortlisted for this year's Waterstones Children's Prize. The Prize is one of the most prestigious book awards in the calendar, with the shortlist decided by booksellers. The winner will be announced in a ceremony in March, with each category winner receiving  £2,000 and the overall Children's Book of the Year winner being awarded an additional £3,000. 

Publication Day for Yes You Can, Cow!

February 2022

Yes You Can, Cow! is out today. The latest picture book title by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, this heartwarming story about believing in yourself and doing your best is based on the perennially popular nursery rhyme 'Hey Diddle Diddle'.

It's the Nursery Rhyme's big performance, but Cow is having second thoughts. She's too scared to jump! What if she crashes? Will everyone laugh?

The curtain's almost up and the audience are waiting. Can Cow overcome her fear of failure and become the star of the show?

Available now in paperback!

Double Whammy for the Darley Anderson Agencies!

May 2022

Today marks publication day for The Boy Who Grew A Tree, written by Polly Ho-Yen and illustrated by Darley Anderson Illustration Agency client Sojung Kim-McCarthy! 

Nature-loving Timi is unsettled by the arrival of a new sibling and turns to tending a tree growing in his local library. But there is something magical about the tree and it is growing FAST… and the library is going to close. Can Timi save the library and his tree, and maybe bring his community closer together along the way? A charming early reader for ages 5-8, filled with black-and-white illustrations.

Congratulations to Polly and Sojung!

Wind In The Willows Re-Telling Out Today

April 2022

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's retelling of the classic tale The Wind In The Willows is out today! This fully illustrated picture book hopes to bring this perennially popular story to a new, younger audience. 

Enter the mischievous world of Toad of Toad Hall, and join Moly and Ratty on their riverside adventures. When Moly gets lost in the Wild Wood, Ratty and kind old Badger are there to rescue him. But when Mr Toad is sent to prison and his beloved Toad Hall is taken over by stoats and weasels, will his friends be able to save the day?

Available now in paperback!

Publication Day for Gina Blaxill

April 2022

Gina Blaxill's latest YA novel, You Can Trust Me, is out today! A bold feminist read, this thriller takes a head on look at privilege, bias and sexual assault within teenage circles. 

When Alana's best friend is found drowned in a pool, the forensic reports discover date-rape drug GHB in her blood. GHB from a drink Alana knows was meant for her.

Despite the swirling rumours, the suspected group of boys seem untouchable. To investigate, Alana allows herself to be pulled into their glittering orbit.

But among shifting alliances, changing alibis and buried secrets, can she pinpoint which of the boys is responsible before she becomes their next target?

Available now!

World Book Day publication for Rashmi Sirdeshpande

February 2022

Think Like a Boss, Rashmi Sirdeshpande's World Book Day title, is out today. Written as part of World Book Day's £1 books initiative, this title aims to teach children the ins and out of business and looking after their finances, and is packed with tips and tricks from industry experts.

* Ever thought making money was just for adults?
* Or that business was boring?
* And that inventing stuff was only for super clever people?

Think again.

Though this book may be small, it's bursting with BIG ideas for budding entrepreneurs. From understanding money and looking after it, to the nuts and bolts of setting up a business, making your big ideas a reality and using your cash for good.

Don't have a big business idea just yet? Don't fear. Being a boss isn't just about making money. It's about building confidence, thinking outside of the box, problem solving and being fearless. Which isn't a bad place to start, right?

So don't leave everything to the grown-ups. It's time to boss it.

Diary of An Accidental Witch Sequel Out Today

February 2022

Diary of An Accidental Witch: Flying High, the sequel to the wonderfully fun Diary of An Accidental Witch by Honor and Perdita Cargill flies on to the shelves today!

Bea Black is all settled into her new life in Little Spellshire, a town with a magical secret. She’s made tonnes of friends at witch school, learned how to levitate frogs (just about) and been working hard on polishing up her broom skills. So when the Winter Solstice Grand Tournament rolls round, she’s ready to rise to the next challenge and fly high.

But then Ms Sparks decides that this year’s tournament will be a bit … er … different. That is, it won’t be an Extraordinary Grand Tournament at all, but rather a very ordinary sports day with Spellshire Academy! With magic firmly forbidden and rivalry reaching new heights, who will emerge victorious? And more importantly, will Bea’s friendship with her best non-witchy friend Ash survive the competition?

Out now!