A First Time for Everything

Tiffiny Hall and Ed Kavalee

This is the story of my family—first-time Mum, first-time Dad, and me. I’m a first-time baby. We’ve never done this before, but I think it’s all going smoothly. Sometimes parenthood isn’t picture-perfect. But from first nappy change to first words, it’s full of love, laughter and unexpected moments.

Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Through You Are So Old and Wise

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children explores how children’s books ignite and can reignite the imagination; how children’s fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.

Madame Badobedah

Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl is an internationally bestselling novelist, cookery writer and columnist, and this warm, sparky, gently playful story is her very first foray into children’s books.

Lauren O’Hara’s soft, warm palette never fails to entice children into the pages of her books, and this beautifully produced jacketed gift hardback perfectly showcases her sumptuous illustrations.

All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

Davina Bell

When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another book about tractors, his mum crumbles. She begs him to read a book about something else – cars, planes, cranes, trains – anything! Frankie launches into all of the various, glorious factors that make up the love that he has for all tractors – but will he be able to bring his mum around?

With irresistible rhyming text by award-winning author Davina Bell and unforgettable illustrations by Jenny Lovlie, this story is sure to charm and amuse the whole family.

What is a Refugee?

Elise Gravel

In this simple, graphic and bold picture book for young children, author/illustrator Elise Gravel explores what it means to be a refugee. This book is the perfect tool to introduce an important and timely topic to children.