ERIC MAKES A SPLASH by Emily MacKenzie BLOOMSBURY £6.99
Eric is about to make a splash ... or is he? Eric is a worrier and nothing worries him more than swimming. When he receives an invite to a pool party, he is sent on a worrying whirl. Familiar territory for many, wonderfully reassuring.
A LION IS A LION by Polly Dunbar WALKER BOOKS £11.99
From the creator of the much-loved Tilly and Friends comes this rollicking read-out-loud story, which asks the question: is a lion still a lion ... if he wears a hat, if he carries an umbrella. Totally uplifting book to read over and over again.
THE PIRATES OF SCURVY SANDS by Jonny Duddle BONNIER £11.99
Much-anticipated sequel to The Pirates Next Door. Matilda is going on holiday with her friends the pirates but the trouble is she doesn’t look much like a pirate ... but she certainly has the brains to be one.
THE LOST PENGUIN by Claire Freedman and Kate Hindley SIMON & SCHUSTER
Loved this book from the author of Aliens Love Underpants! Oliver, Patch and Ruby are back with another lovely tale of friendship and teamwork, making mistakes and finding a solution.
LITTLE RED READING HOOD by Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle MACMILLAM £6.99
When Little Red Reading Hood meets a wolf on her way to the library, he persuades her to stray from the path. Is that wise? Yes, when it comes to discovering new books and changing endings.
LOLA DUTCH IS A LITTLE BIT MUCH by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright BLOOMSBURY £6.99
Lola Dutch is bursting with creative ideas: a feast for breakfast, devouring mountains of books in the library, painting masterpieces. But is it all a bit too much? Lola proves it’s never too much to dream.
LOOK OUT, IT’S A DRAGON by Jonny Lambert LITTLE TIGER £11.99
Sweet, caring and sassy, Saffi doesn’t enjoy crushing castles or any of the usual dragon stuff. When she finds a new home, how can she persuade her new neighbours that she is as gentle as she says she is? Delightful, bold illustrations.
THE CARNIVOROUS CROCODILE by Jonnie Wild and Brita Granstrom OTTER-BARRY £6.99
This book is wonderfully visual and will enchant you from the very first page. Has Carnivorous Crocodile met his match with the Cunning Flamingos? Who is the king of the waterhole?
SIMON SOCK by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet HODDER £6.99
Probably my favourite book this spring. Simon is an odd sock; he lives in a drawer with all the other socks. Every day the other socks go on adventures but you only get picked if you are a pair! Eventually he seeks out a new partner.
ALMOST ANYTHING by Sophy Henn PENGUIN £11.99
George doesn’t think he can do anything, so he doesn’t. Clever Bear spots that he just needs a bit of magic to get him off on the right track. A charmingly gentle story about self confidence and friendship by one of our favourite author/illustrators.
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