Tyler Makes Pancakes! by Tyler Florence, illustrated by Craig Frazier

From farm to mouth. This charming book educates us about our food and where it comes from. Filled with beautiful illustrations.

My Father’s Arms are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde Illustrated by Øyvind Torseter

It’s quieter than it’s ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father’s arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask about the birds, the foxes…and whether his mother will ever wake up. Even in the face of absence and loss, the cycles of life continue unabated. We know in the end everything will somehow be all right.

– Enchanted Lion

Seen and not Heard by Katie May Green

This is Katie May Green’s first picture book. It is filled with dark, nightmare-inspired undertones. The characters are worthy of classic horror films. During the day, the walls of a stately country home imprison the ghosts of children from the recent past in picture frames, two of them identical twin girls. A black cat seems to watch guard for them, as the children’s eyes move from side to side. When the sun goes down, the children climb out of their frames and cause havoc within the walls of this forgotten home.

Published by Walker Books – October 2014

Check out Katie’s website to see more of her work.

Time Train by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Claire Ewart

I adore this book. It has everything, time travel & gorgeous illustrations! A school trip to the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah takes an unexpected turn. Miss Pym’s risk assessment did not account for what unfolds, as her class are taken back to prehistoric times by a mysterious train.

The Bear Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud

More adventures await The Bear’s Song‘s Little Bear and Papa Bear. When the bears seek warmth from their chilly perch atop the Paris Opera House, Little Bear is mistaken for a toy bear and whisked away . . . to a tropical island! Papa Bear sets out on a frenzied journey to find Little Bear, traveling to a bustling wharf, beneath a sea brimming with coral and mermaids, onto a busy beach, and all the way to a sun-drenched island. As in The Bear’s Song, Little Bear is featured in every spread. Will Papa Bear—and the reader—find him? Children and parents alike will savor Chaud’s lush, detail-rich illustrations and the sweet story as well as the book’s bonus seek-and-find elements.

– Chronicle Books

Price £11.99 Hardcover

Publishing Date 09/08/2014

Height 359mm Width 235mm

ISBN 9781452127439

Memory of an Elephant – An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady illustrated by Jean-François Martin

Memory and meaning are at the heart of this oversized, content-rich picture book celebrating the life of Marcel, a soulful elephant. From the towering buildings outside his window and his recollected world travels, to the friends, flora, and fauna that flourish around him, Marcel finds significance in his surroundings and, most importantly, in life’s abundant details. Marcel is writing an encyclopedia, after all, and his entries are featured in full-page spreads packed with facts, elegantly situated alongside the story of his day and his life. Part story and part miscellany, this unforgettable book with dream-like illustrations will transfix both parents and children.

– Chronicle Books

This book just ate my dog! By Richard Byrne

This book just ate my dog is a story about a little girl, a big dog, and a very badly-behaved book! Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page when something odd happens. Her dog disappears and it becomes apparent to Bella, her friend Ben, and the rescue services that peril lurks in the pages of this book. But where the police and fire brigade fail, you – the reader can help!

Richard Byrne

Suitable: 2+ years
32 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-19-273728-1