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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

New titles and gift ideas from our amazing children’s section.

 

 

 

The Smeds and The Smoos

£12.99

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove.

But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There’s even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world!

No Ballet Shoes in Syria

£6.99

Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship.

The Most Beautiful Ballets Paper Theatre

£20.00

With stunning illustrations by Gemma Roman this fabulously crafted pop-up theatre will entrance and charm all young ballet lovers.

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

£12.99

A very important project, most beautifully realised. Sabina Radeva’s thoughtful text and gorgeous pictures together tell the story of On The Origin of Species, and of Evolution itself, with clarity, humour and great charm. – Emma Darwin

The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species.

The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth

£12.99

An illustrated tour of our planet’s ecosystems both large and small, from reefs, deserts and rainforests to a single drop of water – from the bestselling author of Women in Science. Through exquisite illustrations, maps and infographics, bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky explains how our planet works, from its incredible ecosystems and the plants and animals that live there to the importance of biodiversity, weather cycles and more. Including information on the dangers of climate change and ideas for how to protect Planet Earth, this utterly charming guide is perfect for all nature-loving readers on the planet we call home.

Square

£6.99

Every day, Square brings a block out of his cave and pushes it up a steep hill. This is his work. When Circle floats by, she declares Square a genius, a sculptor! “This is a wonderful statue,” she says. “It looks just like you!” But now Circle wants a sculpture of her own, a circle! Will the genius manage to create one? Even accidentally?

I Am a Rebel Girl Journal

£15.00

With original artwork by the artists who illustrated the iconic “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” books, “I Am a Rebel Girl” will help all the rebel girls in your life embrace their own potential with joy and determination and become agents of change.

OI DUCK-BILLED PLATYPUS!

£12.99

Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit?
And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names…
Over to you Frog!

DINOSAUR

£19.99

Two angry triceratops preparing to lock horns. A threatened velociraptor standing tall, waving its wildly feathered arms. And, almost tenderly, a pair of duck-billed parasauropholuses feeling spring in the air and nuzzling. Flipping through these pages is as close as we’ll ever get to watching actual footage from earth’s distant past.

BIG IDEAS FOR CURIOUS MINDS

£18.00

Designed to harness children’s spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history Big Ideas for Curious Minds takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras – and shows us how their ideas continue to matter.

THE SILK ROADS

£16.99

From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.

PLANETARIUM

£20.00

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore… Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the comfort of your own home.

GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS

£20.00

Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.

THE EXPLORER

£7.99

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

THE BOOK OF DUST – VOLUME 1 – LE BELLE SAUVAGE

£7.99

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua .

ANATOMY

£18.95

This gorgeous, large-format book is filled with clever cutouts exploring every detail of the organs, systems and senses that make up that most marvellous of machines, the human body. This fact-filled journey is illustrated by Hélène Druvert, the acclaimed creator of the award-winning Paris Up, Up and Away and Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away. Her father, a doctor, has contributed the text, which is perfectly pitched at children of nine and over.

The Ugly Five

£6.99

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.