A sneaky peek at 2016

What better after a cracking year for picture books, than a sneaky preview of what is set to be yet another stonkingly great year.

If these are anything to go by, the bar is being set extremely high from the outset for 2016.

12279238_10153644181360446_4690636493946769683_nWe’re kicking off with ‘Quick Quack Quentin‘ by the super duo Kes Gray and Jim Field. If ‘Oi Frog’ and ‘How Many Legs?’ are anything to go by, this book will contain oodles of humour, detailed illustrations and an addictive story line.

Find out what happens when Quentin’s quack is so quick that he says ‘QUCK’. He’s lost his ‘A’ and needs to find one, sharpish!


Sophy Henn, has produced some corkers since she burst onto the picture book scene with award-winning ‘Where Bear?‘ and the loveable ‘Pom Pom‘.

Pass it On‘ is a joyful and uplifting picture book about finding happiness in the smallest of things. We already adore the grey background on the cover and the pops of colour provided by the balloons and hats.


Here comes another genius pairing, Michelle Robinson and David Roberts. The cover alone suggests this is one not to be missed.

Should you be a fledgling bear spotter, ‘A Beginners Guide to Bear Spotting‘ contains all of the pertinent information required to tackle such a dangerous subject matter! Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud essential guide for all would-be bearspotters.


Following the success of Ella Bailey‘s first book in this series, the next certainly doesn’t disappoint.

This is non-fiction at its best, with lavishly illustrated spreads that children will enjoy exploring again and again.

One Day on our Blue Planet in the Antarctic‘ sees our visit to the ice shelf through the eyes of an adorable penguin chick from breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn.

imageWe had the privilege of seeing the process behind this most heart warming story earlier in the year.

‘A Brave Bear’ is a tale between father and son, of bravery and trepidation. Written so tenderly by the inimitable Sean Taylor and stunningly illustrated by Emily Hughes this undoubtedly has all of the elements of a future classic.

imageMeet Emma Yarlett‘s ‘Nibbles The Book Monster.’

A very naughty, very nibbley monster from Emma’s first novelty book who chomps, his way through fairytales that don’t belong to him. Catch him and put him back in his own story… Quick!


Marc Martin‘s deeply vibrant and bold illustrative style is a stunning platform for this gem of a tale.

‘A River’ follows a young girl who imagines herself floating along a river as she gazes out of her window. Through dense forest and across immense oceans. Where else will the river take her?

Finally, we must spread the word about an 12239920_10153644181225446_8358801895385236595_nexciting new imprint. Two Hoots is ready to bring some fabulous titles to our shelves in 2016 and we had to share ‘Little Red‘ by Bethan Woollvin.

A dark and humorous take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale, told in a strikingly bold, graphic style from an emerging talent in picture book illustration.


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