Festive Favourites

Gapard's Christmas

by Zeb Soanes & James Mayhew

Whilst searching for food in the snow-covered streets, Gaspard makes an astonishing discovery and, with the help of his friends, might just have saved Christmas. 


Mouse and Mole: Lo and Behold!

by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew

Celebrate this festive season with three brand new Mouse and Mole short stories by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew. Snowmole, Lo and Behold and A Bump in the Night


Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke

It’s Christmas Eve and Fletcher has had a terrible thought – what if Father Christmas can’t find the rabbits’ new burrow to deliver their presents? An enchanting seasonal story.


Picture books for the eco-warriors

Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub

by Zeb Soanes and Anja Uhren

When Fred’s green-fingered grandfather shows her a map to the mysterious island of Papa Nupi, he leads her on a summer holiday adventure that just might save the planet.


Picture books to make you laugh

I Like to Put Food in My Welly

by Jason Korsner and Max Low

The imaginative and playful rhymes experiment with language to comic effect, conjuring up a sequence of images that will have children in stitches. A laugh-out-loud picture book with endless surprises.


Bob the Dog Gets a Job

by Tracey Hammett and Angie Stevens

Bob the Dog is a busy dog. She always likes to have a job. One sunny day, Bob heads to the park to look for a new job and gets one at an ice cream van. Bob becomes the talk of the town.


George the Wombat

by Eva Papoušková, Galina Miklinová & Alexdrandra Büchler 

George wants to play, but Mummy Wombat tells him he has to use the potty before he leaves. George is finding it very difficult until he gets some advice.


Picture books to help understand feelings

Goodbye Hobbs

by Emma Bettridge & Josephine Birch

Merlin won’t go out. Not without his best friend Hobbs. Join Merlin as he goes on an adventure to learn how to say ‘Goodbye Hobbs’. A story of what it means to love and lose a friend


Imagine Eating Lemons

by Jason Rhodes & Richard Dearing

A Children's Introduction to Mindfulness. Follow the journey of Chester Chestnut as he learns about his anxious thoughts and feelings, where they come from and how to control them.


Little Bunny's Book of Thoughts

by Steve Smallman

When everything feels like a challenge, take time to stop and breathe with Little Bunny's book of calm, quiet and mindfulness. An uplifting, illustrated, rhyming text.



by Nicola Davies & Cathy Fisher

Perfect tells the story of a young boy learning to accept his baby sister as being perfect in every way in spite of her disability. A story of disappointment, acceptance and, ultimately, love.


The Pond

by Nicola Davies & Cathy Fisher

A touching picture book about a young boy, and his family, overcoming the loss of his father. This book will teach children not only about death and loss, but the importance of the natural world.


The New Girl

by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher

Kiku is cruelly isolated and ostracised before something beautiful inspires tolerance and acceptance from her classmates. A story of prejudice and acceptance. 


Mystical picture books

The Classics

Lord of the Forest

by Caroline Pitcher and Jackie Morris

Everything little Tiger hears is new and exciting. When he tells his mother of the sounds all around him she reminds him ‘When you don’t hear them, my son, be ready. The Lord of the Forest is here!’ But who is the Lord of the Forest, and when will Tiger find out? 


Picture books on friendship

Picture books for the creators

The Invention

by Julia Hubery and James Munro

Caretaker’s daughter Fili is sad to see her city neighbours hustle in and out, too busy to talk, so Fili gets to work creating a mysterious something that just might build little bridges between them all.


I am an Artist

by Kertu Sillaste & Adam Cullen

What is an artist? Sometimes John finds art easy, sometimes it’s hard, sometimes art is like a game, but sometimes it’s a puzzle. This book takes us through the ups and downs of John’s life as an artist