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New Books for Younger Children

Picture books and stories for children aged 0-6. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem - by Amanda Gorman, illustrated by Loren Long - £12.99
A lyrical picture book debut from No.1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long  "I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I ... more

Daisy's Dragons: A Story About Feelings - by Frances Stickley, illustrated by Annabel Tempest - £6.99
A delightful picture book which explores the importance of emotions.  Warning! Contains dragons.  Nobody but Daisy can see her dragons. And usually, they all get along in their own wonderful chaotic way, but Daisy's dragons aren't like ordin ... more

First Questions and Answers: What is Racism? (Board book) - by Katie Daynes and Jordan Akpojaro, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat - £9.99
Answering young children's questions about racism is hard. This book gives both children and adults the language and sensitivity they need to talk about the topic. It gently explains what racism is, how it happens, why it is NEVER acceptable and what ... more

Forest: Finn and Skip's Rainforest Adventure - by Brendan Kearney - £6.99
Join fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip, on their second adventure in this illustrated story book for young children, which teaches them about deforestation and what they can do to help.  This book is the ideal introduction to the environmental concer ... more

Snow White in Space - by Peter Bently and Chris Jevons - £6.99
A futuristic fairy tale reimagining Snow White as a super-cool astronaut, this book is a must for space fans!  Snow White is on a mission to defeat the wicked Queen Mortilda of Planet Zo and her robot army! With the help of seven small aliens she ... more

Charlie Chooses - by Lou Peacock, illustrated by Nicola Slater - £6.99
A funny, reassuring picture book about dogs, tricky choices and friendship – with artwork by bestselling illustrator Nicola Slater!  Charlie does NOT like to choose. He can’t make up his mind between chocolate or vanilla ice cream, stripy ... more

Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Tony Ross - £12.99
A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus.  After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nur ... more

Celebrate the World: Diwali (Board Book) - by Hannah Eliot, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan - £5.99
Learn all about the traditions of Diwali with this third book in the delightful board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.  Each autumn we gather with our friends and family and light ... more

Dolls and Trucks Are for Everyone - by Robb Pearlman - £12.99
From the author and illustrator of Pink Is for Boys comes an empowering book that teaches kids and adults alike that gender cannot define who you are or want to become.  Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls and everyone, as are fabric and wood ... more

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners - by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho - £12.99
A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller  This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diver ... more

The Visible Sounds - by Yin Jianling and Yu Rong - £7.99
Based on the true story of Chinese dancer Lihua Tai, The Visible Sounds tells the uplifting tale of a young child dealing with the frustration and solitude of hearing loss.   Alone in silence, the child's life is changed forever when a chance tou ... more

Mindful Mr Sloth - by Katy Hudson - £6.99
Sasha has one speed - fast. She loves to do lots of things, all at once, as fast as possible. Mr Sloth has one speed - slow.  He loves to do things one at a time, at a nice, easy pace. Can Mr Sloth's mindful ways teach Sasha to slow down and ... more

The Wolf's Secret - by Myriam Dahman and Nicolas Digard, illustrated by Julia Sarda - £7.99
Wolf is a hunter, feared by every creature. But he has a secret: in the middle of the forest lives a girl whose beautiful voice has entranced him...  The Wolf longs for friendship. But is he prepared to sacrifice his own true nature in order ... more

I Can Do Anything! A Book of Positivity - by Florence Quinn - £6.99
I Can Do Anything! is a manifesto on positivity that radiates joy and excitement about a child's world.  This bright, bold and colourful 24-page picture book introduces readers to a variety of adorable and strong children, who demonstrate their apti ... more

The Best Diwali Ever - by Sonali Shah and Chaaya Prabhat - £6.99
Peek into the magic of Diwali in this heart-warming picture book about Diwali, siblings and how very special this celebration can be.   This year, Ariana has plans to make Diwali an extra special celebration, with yummy sweets, divas around the h ... more

My Monster - by Declan Harrigan and Jake Biggin - £8.99
"A book for children of all ages, from 6-96. We all need to talk about our monsters. Declan captures the reality of night terrors that become daytime fears for children and gives hope in this very important narrative. If we listen to the little voice ... more

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess - by Tom Gauld - £12.99
"Tom Gauld has created a masterful classic fairytale of a picture book that hits in all the right ways. In his inimitable style, he has squeezed royalty, robots, witches, inventors, trolls, sea-captains, forests, ghosts, and... beetles (!) into a bea ... more

Find Out About: Standing Up to Racism: A lift-the-flap board book about standing together - by Dr Pragya Agarwal, illustrated by Louise Forshaw - £6.99
An introduction to standing up to racism for young children and their families, with flaps to lift.  It's never too early to teach children to be antiracist, and this lift-the-flap book is a great toolkit for young children and their famili ... more

Pirate Stew - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £7.99
Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK.... and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.   Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and - for two intrepid children - he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous ... more

Forever Star: A Quest to Find a Forever Family - by Gareth Peter and Judi Abbot - £6.99
A beautiful, heartfelt adventure, perfect for celebrating all kinds of family and the love that brings them together.  This is the dark and starless sky, where just past the moon a planet drifts by. And this is the planet that's full to the b ... more

Sulwe - by Lupita Nyong'o - £7.99
From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.  Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her famil ... more

Never Mess With a Pirate Princess - by Holly Ryan and Sian Roberts - £6.99
Princess Prue was sweet and fair, till PIRATES stole her teddy bear! Don’t they know?! You NEVER mess with Prudence – pirate AND princess!   A feisty, mould-breaking heroine for adventure-hungry toddlers. Recommended for readers aged ... more

The Rapping Princess - by Hannah Lee and Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
Here is a story that everyone should know. It’s the tale of a princess named Shiloh. She lived in a kingdom, not far from yours, in a grand house with a swimming pool and fourteen floors.  I know that sounds too big but here’s the thing: ... more

Tilda Tries Again - by Tom Percival - £6.99
Be open, be honest, be you! Big Bright Feelings for little people.   Tilda's world is just as she likes it.... until one day, it turns completely UPSIDE DOWN. All of a sudden, everything is topsy-turvy, and nothing feels right.  Things that w ... more

If the World Were 100 People - by Jackie McCann and Aaron Cushley - £6.99
A thought-provoking introduction for children to the people who live on our planet.   There are almost 8 billion humans living on Earth, but it's tricky to picture so many people! So instead, let's imagine the whole planet is a village where 100 ... more

Bird's Eye View - by Frann Preston-Gannon - £6.99
A warm, lyrical exploration of the many sides of humanity from award-winning author and illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon.   One day Little Bird leaves the safety of her nest and goes to explore the world. Her mama warns her to watch out for p ... more

Pink Is for Boys (Board book) - by Robb Pearlman - £6.99
Pink is for boys... and girls... and everyone!   This timely and beautiful board book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow.  F ... more

Sunflower Sisters - by Monika Singh Gangotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes - £7.99
An uplifting and empowering book about colourism and sisterhood.  Sunflower Sisters is the first in a new, uplifting picture book series by Monika Singh Gangotra, which centres around best friends Amrita and Kiki.   While the story offers a w ... more

The Cat Man of Aleppo - by Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu - £12.99
Out of the ravages of war came hope. How an act of kindness inspired millions worldwide.   When war came to Syria, many fled the once-beautiful city of Aleppo and were forced to become refugees in far-flung places.  But Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel ... more

This Book Has Alpacas and Bears - by Emma Perry - £6.99
Everyone has something to be proud of. In this new, hilarious picture book, Alfonso the Alpaca will set out to prove just that.  Alfonso the Alpaca loves nothing more than relaxing with a good book. Until one day it dawns on him that there ... more

My Rhino is Better Than Yours! - by Bec Barnes - £6.99
Take two rhinos, two children and some fierce competition, and what do you have? A rip-roaring rhyming rhino romp with a rollicking refrain and a tummy-tickling twist, that's what!  Whether your rhino is might and strong, daring and brave, a ... more

Stella and the Seagull - by Georgina Stevens and Izzy Burton - £6.99
Spurred into action when her seagull friend gets poorly from eating plastic, young Stella is soon on a campaign for change.   A beach clean up and plastic straw ban sparks her whole community into action and soon Stella is making a big impact ... more

When We Say Black Lives Matter - by Maxine Beneba Clarke - £6.99
A timely, powerful and much-needed picture book exploring the background to the Black Lives Matter movement for young children.   A beautifully illustrated and poignant picture book about the Black Lives Matter movement - its deep history, ba ... more

My Daddies! - by Gareth Peter - £6.99
A funny, heartfelt picture-book celebrating same-sex parents and shared story time, perfect for introducing children to the different kinds of family in the world today.  Set off on a series of incredible adventures with an adorable family as the ... more

Glow (Board book) - by Ruth Forman - £5.99
A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to the beautiful light of African American boys.   This simple, playful, and elegant board book stars a young boy who joyfully celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a perf ... more

Peace Train - by Cat Stevens, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - £6.99
The iconic song is now an incredible picture book!  Celebrate fifty years of Cat Stevens' timeless anthem with this joyfully illustrated picture book filled with hope, love, and the celebration of all cultures and identities.  Fifty years a ... more

Family Reunion - by Chad and Dad Richardson and Ashleigh Corrin - £6.99
In this contemporary #OwnVoices tale, a boy is reluctant to go to his family reunion, which he's sure will be boring.   Vivid, poetic language and rich illustrations bring readers along for the boy's emotional journey, as he ultimately finds ... more

Once Upon a Rhythm: The Story of Music - by James Carter and Valerio Vidali - £7.99
It hums and it thrumsthrough day and nightthe magical, mysticalrhythm of life! Follow the story of music back to the very beginning. Did it start with a stomp or a clap?  This playful poem is an ode to the colourful world of music and rhythm.  ... more

Once Upon a Mermaid's Tail - by Beatrice Blue - £6.99
From the author of the Waterstones Children's Prize shortlisted Once Upon a Unicorn Horn comes a beautiful story of friendship and protecting the oceans.  Theodore has a little boat and a big passion: collecting fish. He loves nothing better than ... more

The Pirate Mums - by Jodie Lancet-Grant - £6.99
Billy's family is not what you'd call ordinary.   His mums won't listen to NORMAL music. They love to sing sea shanties and dance jigs in the lounge.  Their clothes are highly unusual, they have a rude parrot for a pet, and their tast ... more

Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins - by Rachel Greener - £11.99
In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the different ways that th ... more

The Magic Ocean Slide - by Emma Beswetherick - £5.99
Join best friends Katy, Cassie and Zia on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet...  On the hottest day of the year, the friends imagine a water slide coming out of Katy's bedroom window. As they plunge into an u ... more

Rita's Rabbit - by Laura Mucha and Hannah Peck - £6.99
Be careful what you wish for!  Rita really really really wanted a rabbit. Spike was NOT a rabbit. He was scaly, scary, scratchy, scrabbly, scrawny, speckled and spiky.  Rita is so very sure she wants a fluffy pet rabbit and NOT a scal ... more

Bodies Are Cool - by Tyler Feder - £7.99
This body positive picture book is a vibrant, joyful, and judgement-free celebration of every body shape and size.  My body, your body, every different kind of body! All of them are good bodies! BODIES ARE COOL!   This heart-warming, inclus ... more

When a Dragon Meets a Baby - by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw - £6.99
A delightful, rhyming picture book that's perfect for any little dragon who is about to become a big sister or brother.   This charming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay and When a Dragon Goes to School is full of recognisable pre-scho ... more

Uncle Bobby's Wedding - by Sarah Brannen, illustrated by Lucia Soto - £6.99
Chloe loves, loves, LOVES her special uncle Bobby.   So when she learns that Uncle Bobby is going to be getting married to his boyfriend Jamie she's not at all pleased. What if Uncle Bobby doesn't have time to play with Chloe anymore?   ... more

Hey You! An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black - by Dapo Adeola - £7.99
This groundbreaking picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.   Remember ... more

Antiracist Baby - by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky - £7.99
This is the #1 New York Times bestselling introduction to racism from award-winning author and academic, Ibram X. Kendi.   Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or, rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more eq ... more

Rain Before Rainbows - by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield - £7.99
An uplifting, stunningly beautiful book about optimism in the darkest of places.   A girl and her companion fox travel together from a place of loss and despair, through uncertain times, towards the hope of colour, light and life. Along the w ... more

What Happened to You? - by James Catchpole, illustrated by Karen George - £6.99
The first ever picture book addressing how a disabled child might want to be spoken to.  What happened to you? Was it a shark? A burglar? A lion? Did it fall off?   Every time Joe goes out the questions are the same... what happened to his leg ... more

Weirdo - by Zadie Smith and Nick Laird - £12.99
Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit - and not everyone understands or approves.  When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and e ... more

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