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Fair Shares

£6.99 (paperback)

UK only


Fair Shares is a fun yet simple story asking children to consider: What is fair?

When Bear and Hare try to reach some juicy pears, they realise they need some help. Hare finds three chairs but is it fair that Hare has two chairs and Bear only one? When they have the same, Hare still can’t reach the pears! So a little friend teaches them that fair isn’t always everyone getting the same thing….with hilarious results!

A beautifully simple picture book that considers, what is fair? The answer is not always as simple as you’d think!


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Meet the author and illustrator


Pippa Goodhart is the author of over a hundred children’s books, including the prize-winning picture book You Choose, and the Winnie the Witch series which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. She trained as a teacher, and worked for many years in bookselling before becoming a mother and a writer.

Read an interview with Pippa



Anna Doherty is an illustrator from sunny Scotland. She adores drawing, writing, and every single dog in the world. She owns too many pencils and she likes tiny sketch books. Outside of illustration, her main skills in life are rock, paper, scissors and swimming a long way under water without breathing. Her other books include Big Ideas for Curious Minds, Sticky, and The Brontës.

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Read more about Fair Shares:
  • Read more: Fair Shares is longlisted for the UKLA Books Awards 2021!
  • Fair Shares is perfect for shared reading sessions! – The English Association
  • Fair Shares in Children’s Book Council’s top picks for August!
  • Fair Shares sets your imagination alight! – Dolphin Booksellers
  • Wait for the twist at the end! – Read review from Kids Books We Love
  • How can we explain the idea of fairness to children?
  • Read this Instagram review of Fair Shares
  • Read this heart-warming review of Fair Shares
  • Read author Pippa Goodhart’s Fair Shares ideas for teachers!
  • Read Pippa Goodhart’s interview with Anna Doherty on Fair Shares!
  • Fair Shares is great for promoting empathy – Readers that Care
  • Fair Shares is full of great rhyming! – Reading Pebbles
  • Download: Fun Fair Shares activity ideas from LovemybooksUK
  • Fair Shares is a book I wish I’d owned years ago! – Little Cub Literacy
  • Uplifting Fair Shares explores equity and fairness – Paper Ren
  • Read a blog: Life lesson with Fair Shares
  • Fair Shares is sweet and charming story with a fun twist! – Booksb4bedtime
  • Download: Free Fair Shares autumn activities!
  • Read a review: Fair Shares teaches us to take care of other – Viensplusviens
  • Read a review: We enjoyed learning a great lesson – Raising Little Book Lovers
  • Read a review: Fair Shares added to Imagination Soup’s collection of book to encourage cooperation


Books for Topics

A delight to read!

The Bookseller

A beautifully illustrated picture book...which gently teaches children about fairness and sharing.

Jill Bennett

Lively and thought-provoking!

Posted in All Books, Books & Gifts, Key Stage 1, Modern Fables