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Introducing the creator of Caged, Duncan Annand

Pre-order Caged  Our latest wordless picture book, Caged, is on its way, so we thought we’d take the time to introduce the creator behind it all, Duncan Annand. Duncan Annand is a Cambridge-based former architect, whose skill shines through clearly in the majestic structure created in Caged. Duncan graduated from the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge in 2017. This is his first picture book. In Caged a bluebird builds her nest next to two eccentric gentlemen who are…

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Book Trust can’t stop gazing at the beautiful Cinderella of the Nile

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Book Trust posted a wonderful review of Cinderella of the Nile on their Instagram. Read it below: We all know the Cinderella story… but did you know that the earliest version we know about was actually recorded by ancient Greek historians? Beverley Naidoo was surprised to discover that too, and now she’s retold the story in a gorgeous new picture book with beyond-beautiful illustrations from Marjan Vafaeian (we can’t stop gazing at them).…

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Thinker; a lovely collection of poems based on a special friendship – Parents in Touch

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  Read a wonderful review of Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by Parents in Touch: Seven-year-old Jace is a poet – what is unusual is that his puppy Thinker is also a poet. But shhh – nobody must know that Thinker is a poet, so he has to keep very quiet when he’s in public. But we can enjoy the poems (and Ehsan Abdollahi’s gorgeous illustrations) in this enjoyable…

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Fab activities inspired by The Elephant’s Umbrella

Buy Elephant’s Umbrella Read a wonderful review of Elephant’s Umbrella by Love My Books: Laleh Jaffari, Ali Khodai (illus) Tiny Owl Age 3-5 The elephant is very proud of his umbrella and happy to share its shelter with the other animals. One windy day the umbrella is swept away and is found by a leopard and later a bear. These animals don’t want to share the umbrella, they have much more selfish ideas. The umbrella decides…

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Thinker: a really fun exploration of poetry

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me Read a wonderful review of Thinker from Juno Magazine: Thinker is a new puppy who, when he creates a poem, says the words rather than barks. He loves that his family are accepting of this, but they worry he might embarrass Jace if he reveals his talents to others. In the end, on Pet’s Day, Thinker is allowed to go to school with Jace and can’t resist speaking poetry, but everyone…

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