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Visit our bookstore – Order now, pay later With school, library, and bookshop closures, and the inevitable challenges facing the whole community over the next few months, we want to make it as easy as possible for families stuck at home. We’ve gathered a range of read along and how-to videos from our fabulous authors and illustrators so that you can keep those little ones entertained. Let’s share the magic of stories! Check out even…


Pippa Goodhart interviews Anna Doherty on Fair Shares!

Anna Doherty illustrated Fair Shares with wonderful colour and humour!  Buy Fair Shares The brilliant author, Pippa Goodhart has interviewed fantastic illustrator Anna Doherty, who she collaborated with for Fair Shares. Read their interview on Picture Book Den below! I’m very proud to introduce illustrator Anna Doherty to the Picture Book Den. She illustrated by story ‘Fair Shares’ with wonderful colour and humour, clarity and beauty. Anna and I met this summer at the Edinburgh…


Picture books: a way for children to better understand stressful situations

How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics Buy Alive Again (hardback, Paperback)   By Samantha Brown When one of my friends, Katie, was five years old, her dad suddenly died. Not really sure how to explain it to her young daughter, Katie’s mom turned to a picture book. This book introduced Katie to the topic of death and helped her find a way to cope with her sudden loss. Her mom shared the book with other…


Wordless books like Caged have so much potential to encourage children’s development!

An Reading-based SEN consultant shares her thoughts on the benefits of Wordless Picture Books Pre-Order Caged A new wordless picture book, Caged, is soon to be the third to join our Wordless Picture Book series! Wordless picture books are becoming increasingly popular to use in an educational context, as they encourage discussion, creative thinking, and appeal to a wide range of ages. We asked educators how they would want to use a wordless picture book like…

Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me

Thinker; Puppy love with a splash of poetry

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  We are thrilled that Thinker:My Puppy Poet and Me was featured by RTÉjr in their selection of children’s books that showcase the special bond of friendship! They suggest the book for young readers between 3 and 6 years. Read their fab review below! Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me is an ideal read, especially before starting BIG school. This beautifully illustrated picturebook traces a family’s joy at welcoming a new member into their…