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Childrenʼs Books Bologna 2021

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Forthcoming in Spring 23   Huw Lewis Jones is a polar-        is the illustrator of four books for

                                         exploring author and naturalist    children including Weird, Wild,
                                         who is lucky to have met many      Amazing! (Hardie Grant).
                                         bears in the wild. He is
                                         Associate Professor at Falmouth    Illustrated in colour throughout
                                         University teaching natural        30.0 × 23.0 cm (117/8 × 91/8 in.)
                                         history, and has written history   48 pp PLC
                                         books about photography,           £12.99
                                         icebergs, mountains and maps.      Spring 22
                                         He is also the author of Bad
                                         Apple (Spring 2021). Sam
                                         Caldwell is an illustrator based
                                         in Glasgow, Scotland. He
                                         studied painting at the
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                                         Edinburgh College of Art and       presentation

                                                                                                                   Do Bears Poop                 •W
                                                                                                                                                   ritten by an experienced field
                                                                                                                                                  guide, author and naturalist,
                                                                                                                   in the Woods?                  this book gives children a taste of
                                                                                                                                                  what it’s like to work with animals
                                                                                                                   Huw Lewis Jones                in the wild.
                                                                                                                   Illustrated by Sam Caldwell
                                                                                                                                                   timely exploration of bears’ diverse
                                                                                                                   For ages 6+                    habitats, many of which are under
                                                                                                                                                  threat from climate change.
                                                                                                                   Field guide Huw Lewis        •F unny, irreverent, informed and entertaining, this book
                                                                                                                   Jones takes readers out into   will appeal to animal lovers and anyone interested in the
                                                                                                                   the wild to discover all       great outdoors.
                                                                                                                   there is to know and love
                                                                                                                   about the eight different    Do you know your panda from your polar bear? Or can
                                                                                                                   species of bears.             you spot the difference between a sun bear and a sloth
                                                                                                                                                  bear? Follow your expert field guide as we travel deep into
                                                                                                                                                  the woods and up snowy mountains to learn all the ‘bear’


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Yuval Zommer is an author,

                                                                            illustrator and environmentalist
                                                                            based in London. He studied at
                                                                            the Royal College of Art, and
                                                                            worked for many years as a
                                                                            creative director at leading
                                                                            advertising agencies before
                                                                            becoming an author and
                                                                            illustrator. His award-winning
                                                                            Big Book series (Thames &
                                                                            Hudson) has been published in
                                                                            over twenty-seven languages
                                                                            and has over 1.5 million copies
                                                                            in print.

                                                                            Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                            34.0 × 23.0 cm (131/2 × 91/8 in.)
                                                                            64 pp PLC
                                                                            Autumn 21

                                                                            Rights sold: Dutch, Polish,
                                                                            Portuguese, Spanish

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              The Big Book                  •C
                                              haracterful and timely, this book taps into the zeitgeist
                                             by encouraging readers to live at one with nature.
              of Belonging                    ritten and illustrated by Yuval Zommer, the award-
                                             winning creator of the bestselling Big Book series, which
              Yuval Zommer                   now has over 1.5 million copies in print.
              For ages 4+                   •P
                                              icture-book charm blends with informative non-fiction
                                             that makes a beautiful, large-format title for children and
              Created for an                 families to share.
              international readership
              of hundreds of thousands      The Big Book of Belonging is for all the children who like
              of readers across twenty-     to climb trees, run barefoot, splash in puddles, search for
              seven languages, Yuval        bugs, sing with the birds, taste snowflakes and count the
              Zommer’s latest book in the   stars. By placing children at the heart of the natural world,
                                            the book celebrates our connection with planet Earth and
              award-winning Big Book
                                            reveals the often surprising similarities between humans,
              series unites young readers   animals and plants.
              from around the globe                                                                             Also available                 The Big Book of Beasts             The Big Book of Birds
                                                                                                                                               The Big Sticker Book of Beasts     The Big Sticker Book of Birds
              under one banner – of                                                                             The Big Book of Bugs           The Big Book of the Blue           The Big Book of Blooms
              belonging to planet Earth.                                                                        The Big Sticker Book of Bugs   The Big Sticker Book of the Blue   The Big Sticker Book of Blooms


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Rob Hodgson is the author and

                                                                                          illustrator of The Cave and The
                                                                                          Woods (2018 and 2019), and
                                                                                          the illustrator of An A to Z of
                                                                                          Monsters and Magical Beings
                                                                                          (2017) and A Good Day for a Hat
                                                                                          (2017). He lives in Bristol, UK.
                                                                                          Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist
                                                                                          at University College London.
                                                                                          He has worked at the Natural
                                                                                          History Museum and for the
                                                                                          BBC. He is the author of the
                                                                                          Favourite Pets series (Thames
                                                                                          & Hudson) and The Amazing
                                                                                          Animal Atlas (2017).

                                                                                          Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                          30.0 × 23.0 cm (117/8 × 91/8 in.)
                                                                                          48 pp PLC
                                                                                          Spring 21

                                                                                          Rights sold: German,
                                                                                          Korean, Romanian,
                                                                                          simplified Chinese

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                               Danny Dodo’s                 •F
                                                              eaturing Rob Hodgson’s quirky illustrations, Danny
                                                             Dodo’s Detective Diary stands apart from other natural
                               Detective Diary               history titles with its characterful creatures and
                                                             humorous approach to zoology.
                               Learn all about
                                                              ombines the latest scientific research with handy
                               extinct and                   tips for eco-conscious young children on how to help
                               endangered animals            the planet.

                               Illustrated by Rob Hodgson
                               Expert Dr Nick Crumpton
                                                            In the final series instalment of Rob Hodgson’s humorous
                                                            narrative non-fiction series, Danny the detective dodo
                               For ages 5+                  reveals how animals like him have become extinct, and
                                                            empowers readers to help those that are endangered.
              Also available   Danny Dodo uncovers
                               the mystery behind the
                               disappearances of iconic
                               endangered and extinct


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Vassiliki Tzomaka is a designer     Illustrated in colour throughout    Also available

                                                                                                              and illustrator based in            30.0 × 23.0 cm (117/8 × 91/8 in.)
                                                                                                              Colchester, UK. She has a PhD in    56 pp PLC
                                                                                                              Children’s Book Illustration from   £12.99
                                                                                                              the Cambridge School of Art         Autumn 21
                                                                                                              and an MA in environmental
                                                                                                              studies. She is the author and      Rights sold: Romanian
                                                                                                              illustrator of Hoot and Howl
                                                                                                              across the Desert (2020), also
                                                                                                              published by Thames & Hudson.

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              Dart and Dive                   •T
                                                his timely focus on the reef habitats and ecosystems
                                               that are under threat as a result of plastic pollution and
              across the Reef                  climate change features keenly observed illustrations
                                               by Vassiliki Tzomaka, who has an MA in environmental
              Life in the world’s              studies.
              busiest reefs                   •T
                                                he book’s striking combination of illustrations and
                                               infographics celebrates the incomparable biodiversity
              Vassiliki Tzomaka
                                               of marine life found on coral reefs around the world.
              For ages 6+
                                              Across thirteen unique reef locations in tropical and cold
              Journey to some of the          waters, readers will discover the rich variety of marine life
              oceans’ busiest coral           that rely on coral reefs for their survival. Along the way,
              reefs and discover the          they will encounter corals, turtles, fish, crustaceans and
              remarkable variety of           marine mammals, casting new light on the remarkable
              marine life that lives there.   diversity of reef habitats. The book ends with a focus on
                                              the challenges facing coral reefs today and small ways
                                              that children can help protect these environments.


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Sharna Jackson is an award-                                                                       Kari Herbert is the daughter of

                                                                           winning children’s author and                                                                     polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert
                                                                           was previously the Artistic                                                                       and grew up in Northwest
                                                                           Director at Site Gallery in                                                                       Greenland with a remote tribe of
                                                                           Sheffield, UK. She is the author                                                                  Inuit. She has written several
                                                                           of four books for children,                                                                       books on exploration, women’s
                                                                           including the Waterstone’s                                                                        history and visual culture; she is
                                                                           Children’s Book Prize 2020                                                                        the author and illustrator of We
                                                                           winner High-Rise Mystery                                                                          Are Artists (2019) and co-author
                                                                           (2019) and Mic Drop (2020).                                                                       of Explorers’ Sketchbooks
                                                                           Dr Zoé Whitley is the Director of                                                                 (2016), both published by
                                                                           London’s Chisenhale Gallery                                                                       Thames & Hudson.
                                                                           and co-curator of the landmark
                                                                           international touring exhibition                                                                  Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                          ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of                                                               24.0 × 17.2 cm (91/2 × 67/8 in.)
                                                                           Black Power’ (2017).                                                                              144 pp PLC
                                                                           27 illustrations                                                                                  Spring 21
                                                                           24.0 × 17.2 cm (91/2 × 67/8 in.)
                                                                           144 pp PLC                                                                                        Rights sold: German, Korean
                                                                           Autumn 21

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              Black Artists                •W
                                             ritten by Sharna Jackson, winner of the Waterstone’s
                                            Children’s Book Prize 2020, previously Artistic Director at
                                                                                                                 We Are Explorers • Aexplorers
                                                                                                                                        much-needed collection of stories about female
                                                                                                                                                that will inspire a love of adventure and a
              Shaping the                   Site Gallery in Sheffield, UK.                                       Extraordinary women          deeper connection with our remarkable planet in
                                                                                                                 who discovered the           young readers.
              World                        •A
                                             n authoritative account compiled in collaboration
                                            with art history consultant Dr Zoé Whitley, Director                                               ritten in an engaging narrative style by author and
              Sharna Jackson                of Chisenhale Gallery, and co-curator of the landmark                                             illustrator Kari Herbert, the daughter of polar explorer
                                            exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation’.                                       Kari Herbert                 Sir Wally Herbert.
              For ages 9+
                                             timely response to the call for books that celebrate               For ages 9+                 •P
                                                                                                                                               erfect for readers 9+ with an interest in the
              A timely book that            Black contributions to history and culture, featuring                                             environment and the great outdoors, or who are
                                            twenty-six full-colour reproductions and black-and-white             Take an inspiring journey    captivated by the idea of discovering something new
              introduces young readers
                                            portraits of each artist.                                                                         in the world.
              to the work of twenty-six                                                                          around the world and
              contemporary Black artists                                                                         discover the stories of
                                           Black Artists Shaping the World celebrates the diversity of                                       We Are Explorers tells the stories of fourteen women
              from Africa and of the                                                                             some remarkable women
                                           work being produced today by Black artists from around the                                        whose adventurous spirit and curiosity saw them discover
              African diaspora.            globe, working in a variety of media from painting, sculpture
                                                                                                                 explorers.                  the world. Their exhilarating life stories are told by the
                                           and drawing to ceramics, film, installation art and sound art.        Also available              equally adventurous author and illustrator Kari Herbert,
                                           Written by award-winning Black British children’s author                                          whose father was the celebrated British polar explorer
                                           and artistic director Sharna Jackson, this engaging book                                          Sir Wally Herbert. Herbert’s engaging style of storytelling
                                           introduces young readers to twenty-six contemporary                                               brings both famous and little-known female explorers to
                                           artists from Africa and of the African diaspora.                                                  life, revealing the challenges they faced, the significance
                                                                                                                                             of their achievements and their personal motivations.

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Lydia Corry is a British illustrator                                                               Alice Harman is a British author

                                                                        based in Brighton who graduated                                                                    and editor who has written over
                                                                        from the Royal College of Art in                                                                   twenty books for children. She
                                                                        2009. Her dynamic and rich                                                                         developed the award-winning
                                                                        illustrations are all painted by                                                                   Why is art full of naked people?
                                                                        hand in a mixture of watercolour,                                                                  Serge Bloch is a multiple-award-
                                                                        ink and gouache. She is the                                                                        winning illustrator and art
                                                                        illustrator of Eight Princesses                                                                    director from Paris, France.
                                                                        and the Magic Mirror (2019) by                                                                     Thames & Hudson published
                                                                        Natasha Farrant.                                                                                   his book The Big Adventure of
                                                                                                                                                                           the Little Line in 2015.
                                                                        Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                        30.0 × 23.0 cm (117/8 × 91/8 in.)                                                                  Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                        48 pp including 2 × 6 pp                                                                           27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 × 85/8 in.)
                                                                        gatefolds PLC                                                                                      96 pp PLC
                                                                        £14.99                                                                                             £12.99
                                                                        Autumn 20                                                                                          Autumn 20

                                                                         Rights sold: French,                                                                              Rights sold: French, German,
                                                                         Italian, Spanish                                                                                  Italian, Korean, Russian,
                                                                                                                                                                           simplified Chinese, Spanish

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              Marvellous                 •T
                                           wo spectacular fold-out pages reveal the secret
                                          workings of the Automata Chess Player and Howard
                                                                                                               Modern Art                   •A
                                                                                                                                              behind-the-scenes introduction to modern art
                                                                                                                                             for children with a witty text by Alice Harman, who
              Magicians                   Thurston’s dramatic transformation of an empty box                   Explorer                      developed the award-winning book Why is art full of
                                          into a world of wonders.                                                                           naked people?, and cheeky illustrations by renowned
              The greatest                                                                                     Discover the stories          French illustrator Serge Bloch.
                                           he history of magic has long been dominated by a
              magicians of all time!      white male narrative, but this book is in keeping with               behind artworks by           •W
                                                                                                                                              ith generous reproductions of thirty artworks, the
                                          a wider movement among high-profile magicians                        Matisse, Kahlo and            book allows readers to experience art from the Centre
              Lydia Corry
                                          including Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller, who are                  more…                         Pompidou’s collection in Paris in their own home.
              For ages 7+                 actively working to welcome a more diverse range
                                          of performers onto the stage.                                        Alice Harman                 Did you know Brancusi walked 1,300 miles from his
              A magical blend of         •T
                                           he biographies are complemented by advice on                       Illustrated by Serge Bloch   home in Romania to Paris, just to go to art school? Or
              biography, history and      becoming a magician, an introduction to contemporary                 For ages 7+                  that Bonnard had a friend distract the security guard in
              illustration brings the     magicians from around the world, and an exploration                                               a gallery so he could put one last blob onto a painting?
              stories of eight amazing    of the hidden societies who have kept the secrets of                 Featuring a diverse range    Or that selfie-queen Frida Kahlo painted more than fifty
              magicians into the          illusions closely guarded for decades.                               of artists, Modern Art       portraits of herself? Featuring the work of a diverse
              spotlight.                                                                                       Explorer gives readers       range of artists, Modern Art Explorer reveals the ideas,
                                         Marvellous Magicians celebrates the work of eight                                                  inspirations, world events and materials that shaped
                                                                                                               the inside scoop on thirty
                                         pioneering illusionists, both famous and under-                                                    thirty famous artworks.
                                                                                                               famous modern artworks
                                         represented, whose tricks have been the making of
                                         modern magic. Through a magical blend of biography,
                                                                                                               at the Centre Pompidou
                                         history and illustration, it brings these amazing magicians           in Paris.
                                         and their illusions into the spotlight. They include one
                                         of the first female magicians, Adelaide Herrmann, and
                                         African American illusionist Richard Potter, alongside
                                         such well-known greats as Houdini and his namesake
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Ben Street is an art historian,

                                                                                 lecturer and writer. He worked
                                                                                 as an art educator for MoMA,
                                                                                 New York, and the National
                                                                                 Gallery in London, and is
                                                                                 currently Art Historian and
                                                                                 Consultant Lecturer at
                                                                                 Sotheby’s Institute of Art in
                                                                                 London. Jay Daniel Wright is a
                                                                                 British illustrator living in Berlin,
                                                                                 whose illustrations appear in
                                                                                 Think and Make Like an Artist
                                                                                 (2017), also published by
                                                                                 Thames & Hudson. His clients
                                                                                 include The New York Times,
                                                                                 Die Zeit and The New Yorker
                                                                                 among others.

                                                                                 Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                 26.0 × 19.5 cm (101/4 × 73/4 in.)
                                                                                 80 pp PLC
                                                                                 Spring 21

                                                                                 Rights sold: Croatian,
                                                                                 Korean, Spanish

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              How to be an                       •T
                                                   his irreverent introduction to art equips children with
                                                  the knowledge and confidence to respond to art on their
              Art Rebel                           own terms, and to have fun with it!
                                                   eaders will discover famous art from across time
              Ben Street                          periods, in different media, and by a diverse range of
              Illustrated by Jay Daniel Wright
                                                  artists under the playful guidance of Leo, the museum cat.
              For ages 7+                        •A
                                                   pretension-free book about art ideal for children 7+
                                                  years and their guardians.
              Art isn’t about knowing
              the right answers – it’s           In this alternative tour of an art museum, young readers
              about having fun, making           encounter abstract, Surrealist, nude and contemporary
              up your own mind and               art, ancient sculpture, still lifes and portraits. But instead
              seeing things from a               of being told facts to memorize, they’re equipped with the
              different angle.                   knowledge that allows them to come up with their own
                                                 interpretations of famous artworks. Knowing how symbols
                                                 work, they’ll decipher clues in Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait;
                                                 understanding Surrealism, they’ll decide for themselves
                                                 what Joan Miró’s abstract doodles are all about.


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Rosie Cooper is a London-based                                                                          Paul Virr is an editor and author

                                                                               IT specialist with an MA in                                                                             of numerous children’s non-
                                                                               Geography. She is a podcast                                                                             fiction books. He edited the
                                                                               maven with a love of the great                                                                          official children’s guides for the
                                                                               outdoors, extreme weather and                                                                           Science Museum in London and
                                                                               true-crime stories. This is her                                                                         the Museum of Science in
                                                                               first book for children. Harriet                                                                        Manchester, and is a STEM
                                                                               Russell is a London-based artist.                                                                       ambassador working with the
                                                                               She has written and illustrated                                                                         Bath Royal Scientific and
                                                                               six books for children and is the                                                                       Literary Institute. Harriet Russell
                                                                               illustrator of the activity series                                                                      is a London-based artist. She
                                                                               This Book Thinks You’re a… (also                                                                        has written and illustrated six
                                                                               published by Thames & Hudson),                                                                          books for children and is the
                                                                               which has sold in over twenty                                                                           illustrator of the activity series
                                                                               languages.                                                                                              This Book Thinks You’re a… (also
                                                                                                                                                                                       published by Thames & Hudson),
                                                                               Illustrated in colour throughout                                                                        which has sold in over twenty
                                                                               27.5 × 21.5 cm (107/8 × 81/2 in.)                                                                       languages.
                                                                               64 pp PLC
                                                                               £14.99                                                                                                  Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                               Spring 22                                                                                               27.5 × 21.5 cm (107/8 × 81/2 in.)
                                                                                                                                                                                       64 pp PLC
                                                                               Rights sold: Estonian, Italian,                                                                         £14.99
                                                                               Korean, Spanish                                                                                         Autumn 22

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              The Brainiac’s                   •U
                                                 rgent questions about the climate and weather are
                                                answered in a chatty and light-hearted way by debut
                                                                                                                    The Brainiac’s                    •A
                                                                                                                                                        creative and accessible approach to science and
                                                                                                                                                       technology that caters to the current trend for ‘STEAM’
              Book of the                       children’s author Rosie Cooper through quirky stories               Book of Robots                     books (science, technology, engineering, art and maths).
                                                and oddball facts.
              Climate and                        un activities and infographics cater to information-
                                                                                                                    and AI                            •P
                                                                                                                                                        ublished in association with the Science Museum,
              Weather                           rich and attention-poor Gen-Alphas who seek out                     Paul Virr                         •W
                                                                                                                                                        ritten by Paul Virr, STEM ambassador for the Bath Royal
                                                interactivity and entertainment in all forms of content.            Illustrated by Harriet Russell.    Scientific and Literary Institute.
              Rosie Cooper                     •C
                                                 reatively designed with off-beat illustrations by Harriet         Published in association with
              Illustrated by Harriet Russell                                                                        the Science Museum, London
                                                                                                                                                        eaturing the deadpan illustrations of Harriet Russell,
                                                Russell, the bestselling illustrator of the This Book Thinks                                           the bestselling illustrator of the This Book Thinks You’re a...
              For ages 7+                       You’re a... series, available in twenty-three languages.            For ages 7+                        series, available in twenty-three languages.

              Young brainiacs will             What’s the difference between the climate and weather?               Young brainiacs will revel
                                                                                                                                                      What do you know about the robot in your washing
              revel in the quirky stories,     How do we know global warming is real? The answers to                in the quirky facts, creative     machine or the drone that delivers your mail? Through
              interactive activities and       these and many more pressing questions are explored in               activities and oddball            memorable stories, infographic data dumps and
              off-the-wall infographics        this book through memorable stories, infographic data                infographics that will make       entertaining hands-on activities (including how to turn
              that serve to answer their       dumps, and by engineering a solar oven from a pizza                  them experts on robots and        a lunch box into a self-propelled robot car) readers will
                                               box, among other hands-on activities. Aimed at young                                                   discover all there is to know about robots and AI.
              pressing questions about                                                                              AI.
                                               brainiacs who want to know how many cow farts make up
              the climate and weather.         the Earth’s atmosphere, and how to whip up a homemade

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Lauren O’Hara lives in Dublin.     Illustrated in colour throughout

                                                                                                       She is the illustrator of Sophie   29.5 × 24.5 cm (115/8 × 93/4 in.)
                                                                                                       Dahl’s children’s book             40 pp PLC
                                                                                                       Madame Badobedah, which            £12.99
                                                                                                       was a Sunday Times                 Autumn 22
                                                                                                       Children’s Book of the Year
                                                                                                       and has sold over 12,000
                                                                                                       copies in hardback. With her
                                                                                                       sister Natalia O’Hara as author,
                                                                                                       she illustrated Hortense and
                                                                                                       the Shadow and The Bandit          Click here for
                                                                                                       Queen.                             presentation

              Curtain Up!                    •A
                                               sumptuously illustrated introduction to ballet and
                                              opera that puts not only the performers, but also the
              Behind the Scenes               craftspeople, engineers, designers and technicians
              at the Royal Opera              into the spotlight.
              House                            ublished in association with the Royal Opera House
                                              in London, and featuring insights into the creation of
              Royal Opera House               some of the most iconic ballets and operas.
              Illustrated by Lauren O’Hara   •L
                                               auren O’Hara’s original watercolour and gouache
              For ages 7+                     paintings lend themselves beautifully to a book about
                                              the theatre.
              A behind-the-scenes tour
              of the magnificent Royal       It’s opening night of The Nutcracker, and the
              Opera House in London,         performers at the Royal Opera House in London
              thirty minutes before          are busy getting ready to step out onto the stage.
                                             Meanwhile, Figaro – the opera house’s resident
              curtain up, led by Figaro
                                             cat – is poised to take readers on a behind-
              the cat.                       the-scenes tour to meet the many people
                                             working to make tonight’s performance a
                                             resounding success.


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Mary Richards is a publisher,

                                                                                 author and illustrator. She adapted
                                                                                 the bestselling A History of
                                                                                 Pictures for Children (2018) from
                                                                                 David Hockney’s original book,
                                                                                 both published by Thames &
                                                                                 Hudson. David Schweitzer is a
                                                                                 composer and songwriter. He has
                                                                                 written music for children’s TV
                                                                                 shows and has also scored
                                                                                 documentaries and drama,
                                                                                 including the 2020 film, Emma.
                                                                                 Together with Mary, he runs a
                                                                                 children’s orchestra in London.
                                                                                 Rose Blake is an award-winning
                                                                                 artist and illustrator who has
                                                                                 illustrated numerous books for
                                                                                 children, including A History of
                                                                                 Pictures for Children.
                                                                                 Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                 27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 × 85/8 in.)
                                                                                 96 pp Hardback with jacket
                                                                                 Autumn 21
                                                                                 Rights sold: French, German,
                                                                                 Greek, Latvian, Polish,
                                                                                 simplified Chinese, Spanish

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              A History of                   •F
                                               rom the team behind the award-winning A History
                                              of Pictures for Children, author and musician Mary
              Music for                       Richards and illustrator Rose Blake.

              Children                       •C
                                               o-authored by composer David Schweitzer, who co-
                                              wrote the film score for Emma with Isobel Waller-Bridge.
              Mary Richards and David        •A
                                               sorely needed global history of music that looks
              Schweitzer                      beyond classical and Western traditions and presents
              Illustrated by Rose Blake       music as an expression of humanity.
              For ages 7+
                                             Following on from the success of the award-winning
              A global history of music      A History of Pictures for Children comes this introduction
              for children that celebrates   to the history of music that takes children on a musical
              how and why we make            journey around the world. Readers will meet along the way
              music.                         a diverse cast of composers, musicians and performers
                                             who all make music in different ways in a variety of
                                             different genres, from Bach to Billie Eilish, Mozart to
                                             Miriam Makeba.

                                             Forthcoming in Autumn 22            Also available


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Lily Snowden-Fine is an

                                                                                  illustrator and painter based in
                                                                                  Toronto whose clients include
                                                                                  The New York Times, among
                                                                                  others. She was the voice of
                                                                                  the original Peppa Pig when
                                                                                  the show first aired in 2004.
                                                                                  Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist
                                                                                  at University College London.
                                                                                  He has worked at the Natural
                                                                                  History Museum and for the
                                                                                  BBC. Together Lily and Nick are
                                                                                  the creators of Why Do Dogs
                                                                                  Sniff Bottoms? and Why Do
                                                                                  Cats Meow? (both 2020), also
                                                                                  published by Thames & Hudson.

                                                                                  Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                  30.0 × 23.0 cm (117/8 × 91/8 in.)
                                                                                  48 pp PLC
                                                                                  Spring 21

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                                                                                  Chinese, Czech

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              Why can’t                          •L
                                                   ily Snowden-Fine’s quirky and deadpan paintings
                                                  illustrate a collection of facts and stories about horses in a
              horses burp?                        memorable way that will charm children and parents alike.

              Curious questions                  •W
                                                   ritten in a succinct and pithy style by Dr Nick Crumpton,
                                                  who delivers expert information with light-hearted humour.
              about your favourite
                                                   eaturing plenty of surprising details that will delight even
              pet                                 the most avid pony fans, this book is the ideal introduction
                                                  to horses.
              Dr Nick Crumpton
              Illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine
                                                 Why do horses wear shoes? How do horses ‘speak’? And
              For ages 5+
                                                 why can’t horses burp? Answering twenty curious questions
                                                 about the equine species, this book is a charming blend of
              Beautiful show ponies,             zoology, history and popular culture that celebrates why
              athletic race horses and           horses have been such beloved companions for centuries.
              nomadic desert horses all          Featuring a myriad of different horse breeds, readers will
              get their chance in the            discover what’s so unique about a horse’s body and its
              limelight in this charming         behaviour, and why they deserve to be well cared for.
              introduction to our equine         Also available
              companions, which
              includes advice on
              grooming and care.


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Signe Torp is a Norwegian
                                                   Make Yourself                •A
                                                                                  n engaging way to explore architecture from around

               illustrator living in Oslo. She                                   the world.
               has an MA in Children’s Book
               Illustration from the Cambridge     at Home                        igne Torp’s engagingly detailed paintings incorporate
               School of Art, where she                                          paper ephemera, including maps and musical scores
               graduated with a distinction.       Signe Torp                    as collage, bringing different types of houses to life for
               She is the author of The                                          young children.
                                                   For ages 5+
               Babushka Book (2018).
                                                                                  emonstrates to children that there are many ways of
               Illustrated in colour throughout    Through exquisitely           making a house a home, and that the world is a richer
               30.0 × 22.5 cm (117/8 × 87/8 in.)   detailed paintings, and       place for the variety of ways of living.
               48 pp including 2 gatefolds
                                                   two double gatefolds, this
               £14.99                              non-fiction picture book     In this round-the-world tour, readers will be welcomed
               Autumn 20                           welcomes readers to visit    into ten of the most unusual types of home that people
                                                   ten of the most unusual      still live in today. Through exquisitely detailed illustrations
               Rights sold: Croatian, Dutch,                                    and warmly welcoming child characters, Make Yourself
               German, Italian, complex and        homes from around the
                                                                                at Home reveals how families of different make-ups have
               simplified Chinese, Spanish         world.                       adapted to living in such unique environments. Readers
                                                                                will come to appreciate that there are many ways of
                                                                                making a house a home, and that the world is a richer
                                                                                place for the variety of ways of living.
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Dr Chris Naunton is an

                                                                                             Egyptologist, broadcaster
                                                                                             and writer. He is the author
                                                                                             of Searching for the Lost
                                                                                             Tombs of Egypt (2018) and the
                                                                                             forthcoming Egyptologists’
                                                                                             Notebooks, both published by
                                                                                             Thames & Hudson. He is a TV
                                                                                             presenter of documentaries on
                                                                                             ancient Egypt for the BBC and
                                                                                             Channel 4, UK. Guilherme
                                                                                             Karsten is an award-winning
                                                                                             Brazilian author and illustrator
                                                                                             of over ten books for children,
                                                                                             including Aaahhh! (also
                                                                                             published by Thames & Hudson),
                                                                                             which won the Golden Pinwheel
                                                                                             Grand Award 2019.

                                                                                             Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                             26.0 × 19.0 cm (101/4 × 71/2 in.)
                                                                                             48 pp PLC
                                                                                             Spring 21

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              King                               •A
                                                   humorous and irreverent introduction to King
                                                  Tutankhamun written by Egyptologist and TV presenter
              Tutankhamun                         Dr Chris Naunton that will appeal to young history buffs
                                                  aged 7+ years and celebrity fanatics alike.
              Tells All!                           uilherme Karsten’s contemporary illustrations bring
              Dr Chris Naunton                    the boy-Pharaoh to life and give him a contemporary
              Illustrated by Guilherme Karsten    make-over for celebrity-obsessed readers.

              For ages 7+
                                                 Readers hear first-hand from King Tutankhamun how he
              A witty and entertaining           became the ruler of ancient Egypt at the tender age of nine;
                                                 what it was like to be rudely awakened from the afterlife by
              introduction to the famous
                                                 British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922; they’ll endure
              boy Pharaoh, King                  him bragging about his collection of blingy 18-carat gold
              Tutankhamun, who                   sandals; and wonder how to discern the fake news from the
              finally gets to tell his own       truth surrounding Tut’s mysteriously premature death.
              version of history.

                                                 Forthcoming in Spring 22


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Hannah Pang is an editor with

                                                                               over ten years of publishing
                                                                               experience and the author
                                                                               of The Moon (2019) and
                                                                               Wilderness (2016). Michael
                                                                               Prestwich is a history professor
                                                                               at the University of Durham who
                                                                               has written extensively on the
                                                                               Middle Ages in England. Takayo
                                                                               Akiyama is a Japanese illustrator
                                                                               based in London and the
                                                                               illustrator of previous books in
                                                                               the series, So You Want to be a
                                                                               Roman Soldier?, So You Want
                                                                               to be a Viking? and So You Want
                                                                               to be a Ninja?.

                                                                               Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                               19.0 × 15.0 cm (71/2 × 6 in.)
                                                                               96 pp PLC
                                                                               Spring 21

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              So You Want to                  •M
                                                edieval history comes alive in hilarious detail in this
                                               graphic novel about three children who see if they’ve got
              be a Knight?                     what it takes to become a knight.
                                                any illustrations by Takayo Akiyama make this a perfect
              Hannah Pang, inspired by         inroad to history for reluctant readers.
              Michael Prestwich’s text
              Illustrated by Takayo Akiyama   • I nspired by the original Book of Chivalry, it will also
                                                 satisfy the most dedicated Horrible Histories and King
              For ages 8+
                                                 Arthur super-fans.
              Experience life as a
                                              Do you know how to wield a lance? Can you somersault
              medieval knight in this
                                              into a suit of armour? Join Kate, Eddie and Angus as they
              hilarious graphic novel         travel back to the 14th century to see if they have what
              based on a real chivalric       it takes to become a knight. Tutored by the author of the
              manual.                         Book of Chivalry, they discover the secrets of the chivalric
                                              code, receive vital weapons training and learn top tips on
                                              how not to die in battle.

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Mouse’s Wood                 •A
                                               celebration of slow living in connection with nature:        Alice Melvin is an award-
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                                                                                                                                                 Picture Books
                                              bound to strike a chord with families who have gained a        winning illustrator and product
                                                                                                             designer based in Edinburgh.
                A Year in Nature              new appreciation of all that nature has to offer during the    She is the author of four
                                              COVID lockdowns.                                               top-selling picture books for
                Alice Melvin                                                                                 children, which have together
                                               and-drawn and painted illustrations combine with
                For ages 3+                   novelty die-cut flaps to give the reader the experience of     sold over 100,000 copies
                                                                                                             worldwide and are translated
                                              exploring Mouse’s wood for themselves, seeing inside
                                                                                                             into over ten different
                An exquisitely illustrated    animals’ homes.                                                languages: Grandma’s House,
                novelty picture book with    • I ncludes a spread featuring a nature table of plants,       The High Street, Counting Birds
                die-cut flaps that follows      birds and animals for children to search for in the wild.    and An A to Z Treasure Hunt (all
                                                                                                             Tate Publishing).
                the woodland ramblings of
                Mouse, and highlights the    Written with a gentle rhyme that reflects the slow pace of      Illustrated in colour throughout
                change in seasons.           Mouse’s rambling journey, and illustrated in the inimitable     29.5 × 24.5 cm (115/8 × 93/4 in.)
                                             style of Alice Melvin with die-cut flaps for children to        32 pages + 1 x 6 page gatefold
                                                                                                             + 12 x flaps
                                             explore, Mouse’s Wood is a heart-warming celebration of
                                             slow living in nature.                                          £14.99
                                                                                                             Spring 22

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Gabby Dawnay is a writer and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Picture Books
                                                                              poet. She is a regular contributor
                                                                              to OKIDO magazine and a
                                                                              script-writer for children’s
                                                                              television. Alex Barrow is a
                                                                              London-based illustrator. He is
                                                                              the art director for and a regular
                                                                              contributor to OKIDO magazine.
                                                                              Alex and Gabby are the duo
                                                                              behind the bestselling If I had a
                                                                              dinosaur (2017), If I had a sleepy
                                                                              sloth (2020) and If I had a
                                                                              unicorn (2020), all published
                                                                              by Thames & Hudson.

                                                                              Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                              26.0 × 23.8 cm (101/4 × 93/8 in.)
                                                                              32 pp PLC
                                                                              Spring 21

                                                                              Rights sold: Dutch

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                If I had an                   •F
                                                rom the creative duo behind the bestselling If I had a
                                               dinosaur, as seen on CBeebies Book at Bedtime read by
                octopus                        Eddie Redmayne.
                                                he fourth in a series of charming bedtime stories that
                Gabby Dawnay                   imagine life with an extraordinary pet.
                Illustrated by Alex Barrow
                                                hildren aged 3+ will love joining in with the upbeat text,
                For ages 3+                    and enjoy spotting humorous details in the bold illustrations.

                Playing different ball
                                              With rollicking rhymes and bold illustrations, this charming
                games simultaneously and      bedtime story follows a little girl’s flight of fancy as she
                staying camouflaged when      imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an
                it’s bedtime is eight times   octopus for a pet. From playing the entire percussion section
                the fun when you have an      in the school band to whipping up a fishy treat for lunch,
                octopus for a pet!            there’s no end to this octopus’ talents.

                                              Also available                                                       Forthcoming in Spring 22

                                                                                                                                                               Board Books forthcoming in Spring 22


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Barbara Nascimbeni is an                                                                          Gabby Dawnay is the author
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                                                                              Italian-German illustrator and                                                                    of over ten books for children,
                                                                              author of over fifty books for                                                                    including the bestselling If I had
                                                                              children. Her books have been                                                                     a... series (Thames & Hudson),
                                                                              translated into multiple                                                                          as seen on CBeebies Book at
                                                                              languages by an international                                                                     Bedtime, and is a regular
                                                                              roster of publishers.                                                                             contributor to OKIDO magazine.
                                                                                                                                                                                Ian Morris is a debut illustrator
                                                                              Illustrated in colour throughout                                                                  from Manchester, whose
                                                                              23.5 × 19.0 cm (93/8 × 71/2 in.)                                                                  mentor is none other than Chris
                                                                              48 pp PLC                                                                                         Riddell. Ian has an MA in
                                                                              £10.99                                                                                            illustration from the Manchester
                                                                              Autumn 21                                                                                         School of Art and in 2017 was
                                                                                                                                                                                named as one of the top ten
                                                                              Rights sold: French, German                                                                       Upcoming Image Makers by the
                                                                                                                                                                                Association of Illustrators.
                                                                                                                                                                                Clients include BBC History
                                                                                                                                                                                Magazine, OKIDO magazine and
                                                                                                                                                                                Prospect Magazine.
                                                                             Click here for
                                                                                                                                                                                Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                30.0 × 23.3 cm (117/8 × 91/4 in.)
                                                                                                                                                                                32 pp PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                Autumn 21

                                                                                                                                                                                Rights sold: Croatian

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                Home Alone                   •A
                                               hilarious story that will find fans in young readers and
                                              dog owners alike, who will be endeared by the humorous
                                                                                                                 The Library                    •A
                                                                                                                                                  timely celebration of reading, libraries and books,
                                                                                                                                                 and an empathetic representation of reluctant readers.
                Barbara Nascimbeni            antics of Frido and his canine pals.                               Book                             he rhyming text by bestselling author Gabby
                                               ighly relatable for home-workers in the age of COVID-19,                                         Dawnay will inspire a love of words in young readers.
                For ages 3+                                                                                      Gabby Dawnay
                                              who are familiar with the initial thrill of having the house to                                     he book’s strong central character is brought to life
                                                                                                                 Illustrated by Ian Morris
                                              oneself.                                                                                           by debut Mancunian illustrator Ian Morris, who was
                Pet dog Frido makes the
                                                                                                                 For ages 3+
                most of being alone at home • E
                                               ndorsed by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo.                                          mentored by Chris Riddell.
                by bouncing on the bed,                                                                          Our protagonist Zach
                eating his favourite snacks  When Frido the dog is left at home by himself, he feigns                                           Zach isn’t convinced that books are for him – they’re
                                             loneliness just long enough to get his owner out the door –
                                                                                                                 develops a love of reading     too thick, they’re boring and he would rather watch TV.
                and having friends over                                                                          thanks to the stubborn
                                             and then the fun begins. After scootering down the hallway                                         But thanks to his friend Ro’s stubborn efforts, Zach falls
                – but can he cover his       and somersaulting on the bed, Frido embarks on a strict             efforts of his friend Ro, who for books hook, line and sinker, and loses himself in a
                tracks before his owner      agenda of all his favourite things: dressing up, chatting           reveals the imaginative        world of dinosaurs, princesses, pirates and rocketships
                returns?                     online, yoga and disco-dancing with friends. But the day            power of books.               – anything and everything the library has to offer.
                                              just goes too quickly! Can he cover his tracks in time?
                                                                                                                                                ‘Glorious!’ – Chris Riddell


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The Sister                      •E
                                                  dgy, creepy and definitely disturbing, these re-tellings     Jen Campbell is a Sunday Times
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                                                 strip away centuries of censoring, gender-stereotyping         bestselling author and award-
                Who Ate Her                      and white-washing to return fairy tales closer to their
                                                                                                                winning poet. She is the author
                                                                                                                of ten published books across
                                                 original versions.
                Brothers                          ritten by award-winning author Jen Campbell, who
                                                                                                                non-fiction, poetry, short stories
                                                                                                                and children’s books. Jen
                                                                                                                specializes in the history of fairy
                And Other Gruesome               lectures on the history of fairy tales and whose book
                                                                                                                tales, giving guest lectures at
                                                 vlog has over 60,000 YouTube subscribers.
                Tales                                                                                           universities, museums and book
                                                  he perfect Halloween gift for Leigh Bardugo, Cornelia        festivals on this topic. Her video
                Jen Campbell                     Funke, Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman fans, as well as         installation on the history of fairy
                Illustrated by Adam de Souza     Stranger Things addicts.                                       tales is currently part of an
                                                                                                                exhibition at Suffolk University,
                For ages 9+                                                                                     Boston, MA, and she runs a
                                                Jen Campbell’s collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales        popular video series on the history
                In this collection, fourteen    lends a modern edge to fairy tale collections for young         of fairy tales with 60,000 viewers.
                                                readers. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of fairy tale       Adam de Souza is an illustrator
                of the most gruesome fairy                                                                      and comic artist based in
                tales from around the world     history, Campbell’s stories undo the censoring, gender
                                                                                                                Vancouver, Canada. His clients
                                                stereotyping and twee endings of more modern children’s
                are re-told for contemporary                                                                    include Vice, The Globe and Mail,
                                                fairy tales, to return both classic and little-known stories    and Live Magazine.
                readers and restored to their   to their grim versions, while celebrating a diverse range
                original, grisly versions.      of characters. Featuring stories from around the globe          Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                including Korea, Eastern Europe, Egypt and beyond.              24.0 × 17.2 cm (91/2 × 67/8 in.)
                                                                                                                120 pp PLC with ribbon marker
                                                                                                                Autumn 21

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Picture Books                                                                   Huw Lewis Jones is a polar-

                                                                                                                                                                                          Picture Books
                                                                                exploring author and historian
                                                                                who lives in Cornwall, UK. His
                                                                                books include Explorers’
                                                                                Sketchbooks, The Writer’s Map
                                                                                and Archipelago (all Thames &
                                                                                Hudson). Ben Sanders is an
                                                                                award-winning illustrator and
                                                                                graphic designer based in Ballarat,
                                                                                Australia. He is the author and
                                                                                illustrator of I’ve an Uncle Ivan
                                                                                and I Could Wear That Hat! (both
                                                                                Thames & Hudson Australia).

                                                                                Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                24.4 × 24.4 cm (95/8 × 95/8 in.)
                                                                                32 pp PLC
                                                                                Spring 21

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                Bad Apple                        W
                                                  itty word play and deadpan paintings combine in this
                                                 laugh-out-loud series of picture books for young readers.
                                                                                                                      Apple Grumble
                Huw Lewis Jones                   ritten by bestselling, polar-exploring author Huw
                                                •W                                                                    Huw Lewis Jones
                Illustrated by Ben Sanders       Lewis Jones and illustrated by award-winning illustrator             Illustrated by Ben Sanders

                For ages 3+                      Ben Sanders.                                                         For ages 3+
                                                  he character of Bad Apple is a truly terrible piece of
                This is Bad Apple. He’s          fruit, whose antics will entertain the entire family.                Granny Smith and her
                not a normal, nice kind of                                                                            posse of happy apples try to
                apple. Not a peaceful piece     In Bad Apple, the bad boy of fruit and veg makes life                 teach Bad Apple a lesson,
                of fruit, no sir. He’s rotten   miserable for Pear, Pea and Spud. But when he steals                  but instead find themselves
                to the core.                    Snake’s cake he finds that it pays not to be rude when                in a delicious crumble.
                                                you’re just food (being swallowed whole is no one’s idea
                                                of fun). Despite this opportunity for personal growth,
                                                Bad Apple returns in Apple Grumble naughtier than ever.
                                                Can Granny Smith and her posse of golden apples teach
                                                him a lesson?
                                                                                Forthcoming in Spring 23

                                                                                                                                                     Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                                                                                                     24.4 × 24.4 cm (95/8 × 95/8 in.)
                                                                                                                                                     32 pp PLC
                                                                                                                                                     Spring 22

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Helen Kellock is an illustrator and                                                                  Piret Raud is an award-winning
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Picture Books
                                                                           artist based in Glasgow with a                                                                       author and illustrator based
                                                                           Masters in Illustration from the                                                                     in Tallinn, Estonia. She has
                                                                           Glasgow School of Art. For her                                                                       illustrated over forty books
                                                                           work on The Star in the Forest                                                                       and written sixteen books for
                                                                           (2019), also published by                                                                            children, which have been
                                                                           Thames & Hudson, Kellock                                                                             translated into over twelve
                                                                           was recognized in a number of                                                                        languages. They include The Ear
                                                                           awards including winning the                                                                         (Thames & Hudson, 2019) and
                                                                           2018 Batsford Prize for Children’s                                                                   L’histoire de la petite maison qui
                                                                           Illustration, and was highly                                                                         recherchait des habitants (2017).
                                                                           commended as part of the                                                                             Raud has been nominated
                                                                           Macmillan Book Prize. In 2019                                                                        for two of the world’s most
                                                                           Kellock won the Picture Hooks                                                                        significant awards for children’s
                                                                           Illustrator of the Year award.                                                                       literature – the Astrid Lindgren
                                                                                                                                                                                Memorial Award and the Hans
                                                                           Illustrated in colour throughout                                                                     Christian Andersen Award.
                                                                           30.8 × 23.0 cm (121/4 × 91/8 in.)
                                                                           32 pp PLC                                                                                            Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                           £12.99                                                                                               23.5 × 19.0 cm (93/8 × 71/2 in.)
                                                                           Spring 21                                                                                            32 pp PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                Autumn 21

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                Out to Sea                 • I llustrated in Helen Kellock’s inimitable, award-winning
                                              style of pencil, gouache and watercolour.
                                                                                                                 The Sea                        •A
                                                                                                                                                  quirky celebration of the importance of reading
                                                                                                                                                 from Estonia’s foremost children’s author/illustrator
                Helen Kellock                ellock draws on her own experience of anxiety and
                                           •K                                                                    Piret Raud                      Piret Raud, whose exquisite pen and ink paintings
                                            grief with unprecedented sensitivity.                                                                have a surreal quality.
                For ages 3+                                                                                      For ages 3+
                                             he book’s underlying message empowers children
                                           •T                                                                                                     erfectly pitched at children aged 3+ years and their
                                            to realize they can find constructive ways of processing                                             guardians – solo parents especially – who will identify
                Helen Kellock’s second                                                                           Another wonderfully
                                            complex emotions.                                                                                    with the Sea’s story about the pleasures of reading, the
                picture book is a heart-                                                                         surreal story from              pressures of parenting and the importance of a good
                warming and sensitive                                                                            Estonia’s leading children’s    bedtime story.
                exploration of grief       Out to Sea follows the journey of a young girl named Lara,            book maker that celebrates
                                           who is so sad after the death of her grandmother that she
                illustrated in her                                                                               the importance of reading.     The Sea loves her fish children dearly and reads to them
                                           is carried out to sea on a flood of her own tears. When it
                inimitable style.          seems like sadness has overwhelmed her, she discovers a                                              every day. But sometimes they can be too loud... When the
                                           pearl that triggers memories of her grandmother. With the                                            Sea disappears for a moment of peace, her fish make a
                                           pearl safely at her side, Lara realizes that she is not alone                                        deal with a cat who promises to read them a bedtime story
                                                                                                                 Also available                 on condition that it can eat them afterwards. When the fish
                                           and finds the strength to row herself back home.
                                                                                                                                                are safely reunited with the Sea, the first thing she does is
                Also available                                                                                                                  teach them how to read for themselves, before relaxing in
                                                                                                                                                the quiet that follows.

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Tereza Sediva is a Czech illustrator                                                                      Zeno Sworder holds a combined
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                                                                               living in Brno, with an MA in                                                                             BA in Arts/Media and
                                                                               Children’s Book Illustration from the                                                                     Communications from the
                                                                               Cambridge School of Art. Tereza                                                                           University of Melbourne and
                                                                               runs educational workshops for                                                                            a Graduate Certificate in
                                                                               Czech stationery shop and studio                                                                          Migration Law from the
                                                                               Papelote, and is the co-founder with                                                                      Australian National University.
                                                                               Mamoko Kudo of ‘Moles in Holes’,                                                                          While working for the Australian
                                                                               producing illustrated stationery,                                                                         Consulate General in Shanghai,
                                                                               toys and accessories for the home.                                                                        he was awarded a writing grant
                                                                               Mole in a Black and White Hole is                                                                         from the Australia Council of the
                                                                               her first book.                                                                                           Arts in 2003. He is a member of
                                                                                                                                                                                         the Society of Children’s Books
                                                                               Illustrated in colour throughout                                                                          Writers and Illustrators.
                                                                               18.4 × 29.0 cm (71/4 × 111/2 in.)
                                                                               32 pp PLC with die-cut front board                                                                        Illustrated in colour throughout
                                                                               £11.99                                                                                                    30.5 × 22.5 cm (121/8 × 87/8 in.)
                                                                               Spring 21                                                                                                 32 pp PLC
                                                                               Rights sold: Czech, French,                                                                               Autumn 20
                                                                               Latvian, Spanish
                                                                                                                                                                                         Rights sold: Korean

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                Mole in a Black              •G
                                               loriously illustrated with lino-cut prints reproduced in
                                              vivid Pantone colours.
                                                                                                                       This Small                       •A
                                                                                                                                                          n immigration lawyer turned children’s author/illustrator,
                                                                                                                                                         Zeno Sworder is an author with something to say.
                and White Hole                 xpresses the wonder of the natural world from an
                                             •E                                                                        Blue Dot                           ebut of an original new voice for children’s literature.
                                              entirely fresh perspective.                                                                                 ully illustrated in an original and engaging style for both
                Tereza Sediva                                                                                          Zeno Sworder
                                               hildren and their parents, guardians and teachers will
                                             •C                                                                                                          children and adults, combining detailed sketchwork with
                For ages 3+                   revel in the rich world of colour above Mole’s head and                  For ages 3+                       bold, colourful crayon.
                                              will enjoy rooting for him as he searches for something to
                From Czech illustrator        brighten his days.                                                       A young girl describes           With a strong message of interconnectedness, hope
                Tereza Sediva comes this                                                                               the fun and strangeness          and empowerment, This Small Blue Dot follows a little girl
                charming tale about what     When Mole looks around his underground home, all he                       of life on our small blue        exploring the big and small things in life. From contemplating
                awaits us when we seek out   sees is black and white. One day, Mole finds a radish                     planet in a series of lessons,   our place on this ‘blue dot’ – our planet – to the best Italian,
                the light in the darkness.   poking through the top of his tunnel. They start chatting,                big and small.                   Chinese and Indian desserts, the book provides a broad,
                                             and the radish begins to describe the brightly coloured                                                    inclusive view of who we are, where we come from and
                                             world above ground. The next morning, Mole discovers                                                       where our dreams may take us.
                                             that the radish is gone, leaving a hole in its place. He
                   A4                        crawls out of the hole and into the world above, a place
                                             more colourful than he ever dreamed possible.


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